football-fbs flag

NCAA.com | August 13, 2014

Syracuse trains with army at Fort Drum

In what is becoming a tradition for coach Scott Shafer's Syracuse team, the Orange are spending a few days an hour and a half north of campus at Fort Drum. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the United States Army is serving as host, as the players and soldiers participate in each other's training exercises.

"It's easy to feel sorry for yourself when you're in two-a-days, and I'd imagine the troops have those moments of weakness when they're in boot camp," Shafer said at Cuse.com. "But for our guys to sit across from the troops and realize, 'Hey, he's 21, I'm 21. He's up in the mountains of Afghanistan so I can go out and play football.'"

10 best college basketball national championship teams since 2000, ranked

These are the 10 best men's college basketball national championship teams since 2000, as ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz.
READ MORE

The 10 most outstanding players in the NCAA tournament since 2000, ranked

The 10 best Final Four Most Outstanding Players since 2000, ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz.
READ MORE

How Syracuse superfan Juli Boeheim is processing her husband’s — and son’s — March Madness run

Juli Boeheim, wife of Syracuse coach Jim and mother of Orange star guard Buddy, remains their No. 1 fan from over 600 miles away as the program makes another March Madness run.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners