Marcus Sales

April 28, 2013 - 11:15am
After not being selected in this years draft, three more Syracuse players signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents.

As the NFL draft came to a close this weekend, many colleges players were left undrafted, including SU players Alec Lemon, Deon Goggins, Zach Chibane and Marcus Sales. But even though these players didn't hear their name called or receive of phone call from an NFL team, a few of them signed this weekend as undrafted free agents. 

April 27, 2013 - 7:00pm
While it was speculated that Ryan Nassib would get drafted in first round, it was Justin Pugh who hear his name called on day one, while Nassib and Shamarko Thomas waited until the fourth round.

Ryan Nassib, Justin Pugh and Shamarko Thomas finally had their NFL aspirations fulfilled during the 2013 NFL Draft. The three catalysts that propelled the Syracuse Orange to an 8-5 season have landed with two of the more successful franchises in the league today.

April 8, 2013 - 9:10am
Linebacker Marquis Spruill and wide receiver Jarrod West fill the leadship void on defense and offense.

As the Syracuse Orange took to the Carrier Dome for spring practice on Sunday, the question surrounding the team is which player will elevate his performance as a new era of Syracuse football begins.

In the meantime, head coach Scott Shafer was busy observing his defense handle the offense in stride during the course of the two-hour practice.

April 7, 2013 - 7:52pm
The return of seniors Christopher Clark and Jarrod West, as well as some young talent, give SU some depth at the receiver position.

The philosophy of Orange head football coach Scott Shafer has always been centered on the idea that a hard-nosed defense will trump a talented offense on any occasion. If you need proof, just look at Syracuse’s 2012 Pinstripe Bowl victory over West Virginia. His defensive unit held the ninth-best offensive team in the country to only fourteen points in a dominant triumph over the Mountaineers.

August 6, 2011 - 1:18pm
Only one week removed from two offseason incidents, Doug Marrone addresses both issues as well as his team's 2011 goals at SU's annual media day.

When it comes to the 2011 football season, Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone isn’t mincing words about what he expects from his team.

July 31, 2011 - 8:15pm
SU football wide receiver Marcus Sales faces drug charges after police arrested him and his brother Friday.

With only 32 days until Syracuse's season opener against Wake Forest, the status of one of SU's top offensive weapons became very hazy Friday night. Police arrested Marcus Sales, one of three senior wideouts on the team, along with his brother on drug charges around 9:45 pm, according to Syracuse.com and police reports. 

 

December 30, 2010 - 10:43pm
Syracuse outlasts Kansas State to win a thrilling inaugural Pinstripe Bowl 36-34 at Yankee Stadium.

With resilience, a few trick plays, and one of the best running backs in program history, the Orange won its first bowl game since 2001. At the end of it all, Doug Marrone nearly broke down in tears on the sidelines at Yankee Stadium.

“When you haven’t gone to a bowl game since 2004 and had a winning season since 2001, the first step is to create that as a goal,” Marrone said. “We needed to come out with a good performance so we could carry ourselves over for the challenge we face in the future.”

Bringing Syracuse its first bowl victory in almost a decade is a good start.

August 9, 2010 - 10:19pm
The Orange gets a boost from news that running back Delone Carter is returning this fall.

Head football coach Doug Marrone delivered more than just a blueprint of the upcoming season Monday during Syracuse’s annual media day.

 “I recently just learned that Delone Carter will be reinstated back into school,” Marrone said. “We expect him to be traveling tomorrow (Tuesday) and do not know exactly what time he will arrive.”

As long as SU’s leading rusher arrives before the Sept. 4 season opener vs. Akron, teammates and Orange fans should be happy to see the running back on the field.