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Syracuse’s Dino Babers makes big move in Sporting News coach rankings

Syracuse’s Dino Babers makes big move in Sporting News coach rankings
Syracuse’s Dino Babers has made a big jump in another annual ranking of college football coaches. Babers came in at No. 34 in The Sporting News’ ranking of all 130 FBS coaches. Babers was No. 81 on the list last year, and the jump of 47 spots was the largest by any coach. Only three others improved by more than... more

Syracuse picked 21st in Athlon’s top 25 college football rankings

Syracuse picked 21st in Athlon’s top 25 college football rankings
It’s no longer breaking news to see the Syracuse Orange football team included in various preseason top 25s. SU finished 2018 at No. 15, and has spent much of the offseason somewhere in the 15-25 range for most publications. Still, adding another name to the list is still interesting, so we’re noting Athlon Sports as the latest believer in a... more

Syracuse-Clemson will be televised nationally on ABC’s Saturday Night Football

Syracuse-Clemson will be televised nationally on ABC’s Saturday Night Football
The Syracuse-Clemson football game earned the marquee television position for Week 3 of the college football season and will be ABC’s Saturday Night Football broadcast on Sept. 14. This year’s SNF games will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m.. ESPN will announce its first three Saturday Night Football broadcasts of the season on Wednesday. The appearance on Saturday Night Football, which... more

Eric Dungey listed at two positions on Giants’ mini-camp roster

Eric Dungey listed at two positions on Giants’ mini-camp roster
The New York Giants began their rookie mini-camp on Friday and on the roster provided to media members, former Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was reportedly listed as both a quarterback and a tight end. Dungey’s official position designation was QB/TE, which seems to be an indication that the Giants are interested in seeing him at both positions. NY Giants head... more

Ex-Syracuse football WR Jamal Custis got over $100,000 guarantee from Kansas City

Ex-Syracuse football WR Jamal Custis got over $100,000 guarantee from Kansas City
Former Syracuse football wide receiver Jamal Custis received a gaudy guarantee in his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Custis, who signed as an undrafted free agent, will net more than $100,000 in his attempt to make Kansas City’s 53-man roster, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out on Friday. Schefter, who cited an anonymous source, noted that figure is believed to... more

Eric Dungey will start NFL career with New York Giants

Eric Dungey will start NFL career with New York Giants
Eric Dungey bided his time and carefully weighed his options on where to start his professional football career. Now, his destination is known. Dungey will sign as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants, ending nearly a week-long, rollercoaster of uncertainty as to where Syracuse football’s record-setting quarterback would land. Read More: Syracuse.com It’s OFFICIAL! @EricDungey has signed... more

Syracuse’s Chris Slayton drafted by Giants in 7th round of NFL Draft

Syracuse’s Chris Slayton drafted by Giants in 7th round of NFL Draft
Former Syracuse defensive tackle Chris Slayton was drafted by the New York Giants with the 245th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. Slayton, a three-year starter in the middle of the Orange’s defensive line, commanded double teams, freeing up SU’s defensive end duo of Kendall Coleman and Alton Robinson. And despite the extra blocking attention, Slayton is... more

This year will be a little different for Syracuse football kicker Andre Szmyt

This year will be a little different for Syracuse football kicker Andre Szmyt
Andre Szmyt keeps his Lou Groza Award in his Illinois bedroom. Every time he returns home, the award reminds the Syracuse football kicker of the standard he set as a redshirt freshman in 2018, when he started the spring as the backup, won the starting job in fall camp, earned a scholarship midseason and capped off a historic year with... more

Big plays dominate ‘Spring Football Saturday’ in Carrier Dome (full coverage)

Big plays dominate ‘Spring Football Saturday’ in Carrier Dome (full coverage)
Orange football fans got their first glimpse of Coach Dino Babers’ 2019 squad at the Carrier Dome this afternoon during “Spring Football Saturday” presented by AmeriCU. The celebration of Syracuse football featured the team’s annual scrimmage, as well as appearance by a host of past greats, including the 1966 backfield of Floyd Little, Tom Coughlin and Larry Csonka. The format... more

Fan Guide to Saturday’s Syracuse spring football game

Fan Guide to Saturday’s Syracuse spring football game
The Orange wrap up spring ball at the Carrier Dome on Saturday, April 13 during “Spring Football Saturday” presented by AmeriCU. The event marks the first opportunity for fans to check out fourth-year head coach Dino Babers and his squad before the fall. For those planning on making the trip to the Dome, the pertinent details can be found here…... more

Is Nike trying to hint at a Syracuse Athletics rebrand?

Is Nike trying to hint at a Syracuse Athletics rebrand?
Just last week, we were talking about the impending deal between Nike and the Syracuse Orange that hopefully gets us some new branding (and uniforms). Now, we may have seen the first signs of movement on such an agreement. As you may recall around this time last year, Nike changed its college gear homepage and Syracuse’s logo was no longer... more

Syracuse has a date for its first football game under the new Carrier Dome roof

Syracuse has a date for its first football game under the new Carrier Dome roof
Syracuse is planning to face Colgate on Sept. 18, 2020, in what is expected to be the first game under the new Carrier Dome roof, Syracuse University’s Senior Associate Vice President of Communications Sarah Scalese confirmed on Tuesday. “Our goal is to host Colgate the weekend of Sept. 18 but, of course, that will be dependent on the progress of... more

Carrier Dome Managing Director says project has ‘officially begun’

Carrier Dome Managing Director says project has ‘officially begun’
The highly anticipated project to renovate the Carrier Dome in Syracuse is now underway. This is Phase One of the project, which includes most notably a replacement of the air-inflated Carrier Dome roof. Dome Managing Director and Syracuse University Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala says, “The project in my mind has officially begun.” Already buck hoists are... more

Syracuse University shifts Carrier Dome roof replacement timeline

Syracuse University shifts Carrier Dome roof replacement timeline
Syracuse University has changed the timeline on its Carrier Dome renovation project and the athletic department will vacate the Carrier Dome on March 1, 2020, the school’s athletic director John Wildhack told ESPN Radio’s Brent Axe on Tuesday. “As we look toward 2020, really beginning March 1 of 2020, athletics will vacate the Dome so that we can begin the... more

Dick Beyer dies; Syracuse football player gained fame as wrestler ‘The Destroyer’

Dick Beyer dies; Syracuse football player gained fame as wrestler ‘The Destroyer’
Dick Beyer, a Syracuse University football player and coach in the 1950s who went on to international fame under a mask as legendary professional wrestler “The Destroyer,” died Thursday at the age of 88. Beyer died at his home in Akron, outside of Buffalo. Beyer’s death was announced by his son, Kurt, on Facebook. Beyer — born July 11, 1930,... more

Tommy DeVito shines and more takeaways from start of Syracuse spring football

Tommy DeVito shines and more takeaways from start of Syracuse spring football
In front of a crop of 2020 recruits visiting campus, Syracuse football opened spring practices on Sunday. “That was probably the best ‘star counts’ we’ve had here at Syracuse,” head coach Dino Babers said referencing the group of potential future signees. Among them were four-star wideout Jaden Dottin and defensive lineman Amin Vanover. Babers also noted Sunday was the best... more

Where is Syracuse football in recruiting rankings after National Signing Day?

Where is Syracuse football in recruiting rankings after National Signing Day?
National Signing Day 2019 has come and gone. For Syracuse football, it was a good one. The Orange inked both of its verbally committed prospects coming into the day in quarterback David Summers and defensive lineman Jason Munoz. SU also signed running back Garrison Johnson and defensive end Steven Linton, a pair of priority targets who announced their choices at... more
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