Week in Sports: Shafer dismissed, two national champions and more
Bryan Cereijo | Staff Photographer
SU head football coach Scott Shafer dismissed, will coach final game against Boston College
On Saturday, Syracuse lost its eighth straight game, the program’s longest losing streak since 2005, and SU head coach Scott Shafer received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for the second consecutive week. On Monday, he was fired. He needed to be, argued football beat writer Sam Blum. You can read reactions from fans, former SU running back Prince-Tyson Gulley and former defensive lineman Wayne Williams.
So what’s next? Here are potential head coaching replacements and eight Division I coaches with ties to Syracuse Director of Athletics Mark Coyle.
Syracuse field hockey wins first women’s NCAA championship in school history
After letting a 2-0 lead slip away, it was the first career goal from a freshman that made the difference and set off a celebration more than a year in the making. Senior goalkeeper Jess Jecko made big saves down the stretch to seal the 4-2 national championship victory over North Carolina and senior captain Emma Russell left the program as maybe its best ever. And read about how head coach Ange Bradley got the national championship she’d wanted for 25 years.
Syracuse men’s cross-country wins its first national championship
Syracuse sports hadn’t won a national championship since 2009 until this past weekend. The men’s cross-country team captured an NCAA title Saturday and the field hockey team won it all Sunday.
Read coverage of how the men’s team took home the trophy here.
SU men’s soccer advances to 3rd round of NCAA tournament
After side-stepping the counterattack of Dartmouth, SU men’s soccer will play in its third Sweet 16 in four years on Sunday, Nov. 29.
Tyler Roberson explodes as the Orange stays perfect on the hardwood
A usually passive Tyler Roberson became aggressive Saturday against Elon as the junior forward posted 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead Syracuse to a win in its first-round matchup in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Another key was that the team ditched the 3-pointer and started driving more to capture the win. Freshman Malachi Richardson struggled shooting behind the arc, but found other ways to score.
Published on November 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm
- Syracuse field hockey becomes 1st women's team in school history to win national championship
- Poll: Should Syracuse have fired Scott Shafer?
- Syracuse men's cross country wins 2015 national championship
- Tyler Roberson explodes for 20 points and 16 rebounds against Elon
- Julian Buescher assists on both Syracuse goals in NCAA tournament win