Three remaining questions for Syracuse football heading into summer

Spring practice has ended. Graduation has come and gone. And players have headed home for the summer. The Syracuse Orange football team has already begun its three-month hiatus and won’t return to action until practice begins this summer. As players and coaches enjoy their brief break from the rigors of the college football season, SU fans are left without answers... more

Six years later, Syracuse’s Carrier Dome questions remain unanswered

As Syracuse approaches a sixth year of conversation about the future of the Carrier Dome, there have been few public decisions made about the buildings planned renovations or how it will be paid for. The project hasn’t been finalized. The pursuit of public funding appears in its early stages. A contractor linked to the renovation said this week that its... more

Assessing potential homes for Syracuse football during Dome renovations

Last week, Syracuse Orange athletic director mentioned that the impending (timeline TBD) Carrier Dome renovations were making it harder to schedule future dates for the football program. This, of course, means that it’s likely the renovations cut into the season — if not multiple seasons for various sports. Renovations were also mentioned as a factor around Syracuse men’s lacrosse hosting... more

Babers, Wildhack hope ‘arranged marriage’ turns into long-term stability at SU

The two men shouldering the biggest burdens in the effort to rebuild the Syracuse football team try to sit down once a week, usually over lunch. Meal by meal, football coach Dino Babers and athletic director John Wildhack try to transition a relationship they refer to as an arranged marriage into a long-term partnership that will yield a successful Syracuse... more

Syracuse vs. LSU football tickets now available for pre-sale

Syracuse Orange football has several big road trips this season, including the much-anticipated trip down to LSU (for the tailgating and atmosphere, not the potentially lopsided matchup). Despite the season being many months away, the Syracuse Box Office has made pre-sale tickets available for our matchup with the LSU Tigers on September 23, as well as the Orange’s game at... more

Syracuse football: Who might get drafted and other NFL hopefuls

Syracuse football has a long, rich history of high draft picks in the NFL. With the 2017 NFL Draft approaching, it’s time to set the table for possible draft picks and potential free agent signings. The NFL Draft is a three-day event, with the first round on Thursday (8 p.m.), rounds 2-3 on Friday (7 p.m.) and rounds 4-7 on... more

Dino Babers ALSO thinks Syracuse’s schedule is incredibly difficult

Before Saturday’s spring game, Syracuse Orange head coach Dino Babers chatted with Brent Axe last week about a host of different topics. It’s a great article that gets into Dino’s thinking on several aspects of spring practice, so wander over to Syracuse.com to read the whole thing. But the nugget that really stuck out to me was (of course) about... more

BREMER: 3 Keys from Saturday’s SU Spring Football Showcase

This year’s scrimmage featured Team Orange with the first string offense and defense – against Team White, which was comprised of the second string units. They faced off in four quarters with a 12 minute running clock. As Team Orange came out victorious by a score of 14-0, here are Keith Bremer’s three key takeaways from the performance. 1. Defensive... more

Syracuse football: Strong-side linebacker is a position battle to watch

Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey had an interesting article up today about the position battle at strong-side linebacker — but specifically, around how senior Jonathan Thomas has set himself up to take full control of the starting job there. Thomas started nine games last year, and ended up fifth on the team in tackles with 52. He was 10th on the roster... more

Looking back at the Carrier Dome’s creation, nearly 40 years later

Whenever they could, Syracuse football coaches avoided showing recruits SU’s outdated home field. Built in 1907, Archbold Stadium constantly needed repairs before home games. For years, it crumbled. One day in the mid-1970s, Ronald Cavanagh walked a Syracuse football recruit into the Archbold Stadium locker room anyway. When a rat darted across a pipe, the recruit’s mother gasped. The athlete... more

Syracuse football welcomes 23-member signing class (full coverage)

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers and his staff announced on Wednesday, Feb. 1 that 23 student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Orange football program. The class includes four defensive linemen, four linebackers, four wide receivers, three defensive backs, two offensive linemen, two running backs, two tight ends, one fullback and one quarterback. Twelve different states, Washington,... more

Key takeaways from Syracuse football’s 2017 schedule

At 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the ACC released the full football schedules for all 14 ACC teams — including the Syracuse Orange. We knew the schedule was tough before this was released, but another ultra-difficult second half of the season lies ahead for the Orange. First, a look at the schedule… NunesMagician.com: Read More   more

Could Miami running back transfer Gus Edwards be heading to Syracuse?

On Wednesday, the Miami Hurricanes announced that running back Gus Edwards would seek a transfer to another program. Edwards is a fifth-year senior, so would be able to suit up right away. In 35 games at Miami, he rushed for 977 yards on 186 carries, scoring 12 touchdowns. Edwards had 290 yards rushing in 2016, serving largely as a backup... more

Jaguars hire former SU, Bills coach Doug Marrone, Waterloo native Tom Coughlin as executive

The Jaguars didn’t have to look far in their head coaching search and with the hiring of Marrone, couple with the hire of Waterloo native Tom Coughlin in an executive position, the Jags have a pair of Syracuse alumni in key roles within their organization… Read More at IthacaJournal.com MORE COVERAGE ONLINE: – Jacksonville expands claim to be “Syracuse South” (NunesMagician.com)... more
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