Sports SUmmary: Football continues to groove on the gridiron for first AP ranking since 2019
Sports SUmmary: SU football grooves on the gridiron for first ranking since 2019
After a dominant start to the season, the Orange are ranked number 22 in the AP Poll, the first time Syracuse has been ranked since 2019. Syracuse is also 5-0 for the first time since 1987. The ’87 team was composed of six players who were drafted to the NFL the following year.
The defense put up a stellar effort, not only shutting out the Seahawks, but limiting them to just 50 total yards of offense, the fewest allowed by the Orange since 1964. This game win also extended Wagner’s losing streak to 24 games.
With the score being 49-0 Syracuse at the half, Wagner and Syracuse agreed to play 10-minute quarters for the second half. The first time that two teams have agreed to shorten a second half since Clemson was beating South Carolina 45–0 in 2016, where both teams agreed to shorten the quarters from 15 minutes to 12.
After a bye week, Syracuse plays No. 14 ranked NC State at the JMA Wireless Dome on Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Syracuse volleyball stays hot
Syracuse volleyball extended its winning streak to four this past weekend, going on the road and beating both Wake Forest 3-2 and Virginia Tech 3-1 in a 48 hour span.
After her dominant weekend which included a season high of 28 kills, outside hitter Polina Shemanova was named the ACC player of the week.
Shemanova is now only 26 kills away from obtaining the school record for most kills, a record that has been held by right side hitter Dana Fiume for over 20 years.
Orange in the NBA
Syracuse alumni Cole Swider made his preseason NBA debut on Monday for the Los Angeles Lakers, tallying 10 points in 19 minutes of play against the Sacramento Kings. Swider showed off his range, making two three-pointers, including a deep one over 6’9 Trey Lyles. Last year’s leading scorer for the Orange, Buddy Boeheim made his debut for the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday as well.