Syracuse legend to be inducted into the Ring of Honor

SU legend to be inducted into the Ring of Honor

Sports SUmmary: Dave Bing honored, track and field record broken, Fran Brown introduced

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Dave Bing, pictured here during a conversation with students earlier this year, will be inducted into the Syracuse Ring of Honor.

Syracuse University athletics announced this past week that Dave Bing, who played for the men’s basketball team in the 1960s, will be inducted into the Syracuse Ring of Honor on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024.

Bing was a huge factor in a lineup that averaged a school-high 99 points per game. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame after his NBA career, where he was a seven-time all-star and a multiple-time all-NBA player.

Bing was a part of the NBA’s 50th and 75th anniversary teams.

From 2009 to 2014, he served as the mayor of Detroit.

Bing will join an exclusive group of names honored in the JMA Wireless Dome. 

Syracuse track breaks record… then breaks it again

On two consecutive days, Syracuse men’s track and field broke a school record at Cornell’s Greg Page Relays.

Junior runner Trei Thorogood tied the school record in the 60-meter dash on Friday, before sophomore Elijah Mallard beat his record from last year in the 300-meter dash with a time of 34.59 seconds. 

Syracuse had five of the top-six finishers in the 300-meter dash in the event. 

For the women’s team, senior Shaleah Colaire, who was racing unattached, finished second in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.66 seconds. She was one of four Syracuse women in the final.

The men’s and Wwomen’s teams were also at the Sharon Colyear Danville Season Opener in Boston on Saturday, where both had impressive individual finishes. 

Men’s soccer athletes invited to Adidas MLS College Showcase

Midfielders senior Jeorgio Kocevski and junior Giona Leibold were invited for the 2023 Adidas MLS College Showcase. The showcase will take place Dec. 6-9 in Phoenix.

The event will give MLS scouts the chance to see top collegiate prospects up-close ahead of the MLS SuperDraft.

Kocevski finished the season as the ACC Midfielder of the Year and an All-ACC First Team selection. He contributed one goal and 12 assists in his 20 games of action. He also became the program’s senior assists leader for a single season.

Leibold only played in seven games due to injury, where he assisted scorers in his first two appearances.

Fran Brown introduced as new football head coach

Former Georgia Football defensive backs coach Fran Brown was formally introduced as the new head coach of Syracuse Football on Monday.

Brown, who was hired last week and replaces Dino Babers after another disappointing season, emphasized an optimistic future for the Orange, filled with resilience and determination.

Brown also asked for alumni of the program to be present as a way to help better the program.