Sports SUmmary: Tucker receives multiple honors; SU basketball in recruit’s final five

Sports SUmmary: Tucker on Maxwell Watch List; Men's Basketball part of recruit's final five

Sean Tucker lands on Maxwell Watch List, and SU basketball is among 2022 recruit Maliq Brown's top schools.
Published: October 13, 2021
Football Game Syracuse University vs Wake Forest, October 9, 2021. Sean Tucker scroing a touchdown.
Sean Tucker ran for 153 yards and scored three touchdowns against Wake Forest on Oct. 9, 2021.

Nation’s all-purpose leader Tucker earns two honors

Freshman running back Sean Tucker was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List. It is one of several awards that goes to the top player in college football each year.

Tucker was also named ACC Running Back of the Week after picking up 153 yards on the ground and scoring three total TDs vs. Wake Forest last Saturday.

After six games, Tucker has 791 rushing yards, good for second in the nation. He has also added 204 receiving yards and 11 total TDs for the Orange. His 995 all-purpose yards lead all of college football.

2022 recruit Brown adds SU to final five

Orange basketball recruit Maliq Brown has included Syracuse among his final college choices.

Brown, a 6’9” forward from Saint George, Virginia, also named Georgetown, North Carolina State, Penn State and Virginia Tech to his final schools.

Brown took an official visit to the Syracuse campus last week. His former AAU teammate, guard Justin Taylor, has already committed to the Orange.

Baldwinsville native chooses Notre Dame over SU

JJ Starling, the 27th-ranked college recruit in the ESPN 100, announced his commitment to Notre Dame on Tuesday.

Starling chose the Fighting Irish over Syracuse, Duke, Northwestern and Stanford. The 6’4” guard is a Baldwinsville, New York, native who plays at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana.

Cross Country alum is top American at Boston Marathon

Colin Bennie, a key runner on SU’s 2015 national champion cross country team, was the U.S.’s top finisher during Monday’s Boston Marathon.

His time of 2 hours, 11 minutes and 26 seconds earned him seventh place overall in the men’s race. This Boston Marathon was Bennie’s first, and only the third marathon he’s ever run.

SU alum wins Boilermaker race

Stephen Rathbun, a Syracuse University graduate, became the first American to win Utica’s Boilermaker Road Race in 30 years.

Rathbun finished the 15K race in 47 minutes and 31 seconds. He graduated from SU with a degree in Sports Management and Accounting, and also created the SU Running Club.

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