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Watch the Carrier Dome roof as it is deflated for final time & watch live construction progress (video)

Watch the Carrier Dome roof as it is deflated for final time (video)
As part of the Carrier Dome roof project at Syracuse University, the air-supported roof was lowered for the final time on Monday.  The building remains, but the landmark inflatable white roof that has stood tall on the Syracuse skylines for the past 40 years is gone. The updated Dome will eventually include numerous changes, including a fixed roof and air conditioning.... more

Syracuse football hires Tony White as defensive coordinator

Syracuse hires Tony White as defensive coordinator
Tony White, disciple of defensive guru Rocky Long and a two-time Scout.com Mountain West Recruiter of the Year award recipient, has been named Syracuse’s defensive coordinator, Orange head football coach Dino Babers announced on Friday. White served as the cornerbacks coach and defensive passing game coordinator at Arizona State the past two seasons. He arrives in Syracuse after a short stint as... more

Chip West named cornerbacks coach

Chip West named cornerbacks coach
Syracuse head football coach Dino Babers announced the hiring of Chip West as cornerbacks coach on Thursday. A veteran coach with more than 20 years of experience and an award-winning recruiter, West joins the Orange after most recently serving as the cornerbacks coach at Marshall in 2019. “Chip is a seasoned coach and a talented recruiter,” Babers said. “Our players will benefit... more

SU will sell pieces of Carrier Dome roof once it comes down during renovation

SU will sell pieces of Carrier Dome roof once it comes down during renovation
You can own a part of history! Maybe. Depending on how things go over the next several months. Syracuse University is working through the process of determining what they will do with sections of the old Carrier Dome roof, once it comes down as part of the renovation process. The dome roof went up in 1999. At least the material... more

Syracuse’s Jim Brown named greatest College Football player by ESPN

Jim Brown named greatest College Football player by ESPN
Legendary Orange running back Jim Brown is No. 1 on ESPN’s list of the greatest 150 players from the first century and a half of college football. In closing its year-long ESPN College Football 150 celebration, the network revealed its top 25 players, including Brown (No. 1) and Syracuse 1961 Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis (No. 15), at halftime of... more

Six orange named All-ECAC

Six orange named All-ECAC
The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its major award winners and All-ECAC selections earlier this week and Syracuse was well represented with six players earning All-ECAC honors. The Orange had one player recognized on offense, three on defense and two on special teams. Redshirt junior wide receiver Trishton Jackson was the lone Syracuse representative on offense. The All-ACC Second Team... more

Williams selected for Hula Bowl

Williams selected for Hula Bowl
Syracuse senior linebacker Lakiem Williams has been selected to play in the Hula Bowl on Saturday, January 26, 2020 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Williams is the third Orange standout to receive a postseason all-star invitation, joining Alton Robinson (Senior Bowl) and Kendall Coleman (East-West Shrine Bowl). An All-ACC Third Team selection, Williams tied for the conference lead with 110 tackles during the... more

Hofrichter, Cisco earn AP All-ACC Honors

Hofrichter, Cisco earn AP All-ACC Honors
Redshirt senior punter Sterling Hofrichter and sophomore safety Andre Cisco were named All-ACC by the Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Hofrichter was picked to the first team, while Cisco received second-team honors. A finalist for the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter, and an All-ACC First Team selection by the conference, Hofrichter leads the league with 29 punts downed... more

Syracuse defeats Wake Forest 39-30 in overtime to end 2019 season (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse closes out season with matchup against Wake Forest this afternoon (preview, media & info)
As is customary for football games between the Syracuse Orange and Wake Forest Demon Deacons, this was a weird one — a weird one that ultimately (stunningly) ended in a 39-30 overtime win for Syracuse. After forcing four turnovers in the first half, but failing to capitalize much, Syracuse’s defense showed some holes in the second half as the Deacons... more

Syracuse football’s Sterling Hofrichter named a finalist for Ray Guy Award

Syracuse football’s Sterling Hofrichter named a finalist for Ray Guy Award
Looking for something positive from this Syracuse football season? Sterling Hofrichter is still one of the best specialists in the country. Hofrichter was named one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award, the school announced on Monday. The Ray Guy Award is given annually to the nation’s top punter. Hofrichter has punted 64 times this season for a 43.7-yard... more

Syracuse falls to Louisville, 56-34 (full coverage)

Syracuse falls to Louisville, 56-34 (full coverage)
The Syracuse Orange came into Saturday’s game needing a win to keep realistic bowl hopes alive. Unfortunately, they left with a 56-34 loss against the Louisville Cardinals, despite some real chances to win both at the beginning and end. The SU offense tried, fleetingly, to pull the team back into the game after halftime. But an onside kick failed in... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: New star on the hardwood for Syracuse & minor league baseball under fire in upstate NY (podcast)

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: New star on the hardwood for Syracuse & minor league baseball under fire in upstate NY (podcast)
This week Kenny talks about wins for the Syracuse and Buffalo Bills football teams, welcomes the new starting point guard to the Orange basketball team, and then rants on Myles Garrett’s attack on Mason Rudolph this past week, Don Cherry’s firing by the CBC, and rips Major League Baseball for putting the Auburn Doubledays and other upstate New York minor... more

Orange duo earns ACC weekly football honors

Orange duo earns ACC weekly football honors
Redshirt sophomore guard Dakota Davis and senior linebacker were recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday, Nov. 18 for their performances in Syracuse’s 49-6 victory over Duke last Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium. Davis was voted the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week and Williams shared ACC Linebacker of the Week honors with Louisville’s Dorian Etheridge. The team leader with... more

Syracuse snaps their four-game losing streak with blowout win over Duke (full coverage)

Syracuse snaps their four-game losing streak with blowout win over Duke (full coverage)
The Syracuse Orange came into Saturday’s game against the Duke Blue Devils in desperate need of a win if they wanted to keep bowl hopes alive. Thankfully, they got one in resounding fashion, 49-6 down in Durham. They move to 4-6 (1-5) on the year. The Syracuse defense forced turnovers that resulted in Orange touchdowns on Duke’s first three third... more

Syracuse Football to host New Hampshire in 2026

Syracuse Football to host New Hampshire in 2026
Syracuse University and the University of New Hampshire have agreed to a future non-conference football game, the schools announced in a joint release today. The Orange will host the Wildcats at the Dome on Sept. 5, 2026 in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. New Hampshire is a member of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and competes in the... more

Syracuse fires defensive coordinator, Brian Ward

Syracuse fires defensive coordinator, Brian Ward
Brian Ward is out as Syracuse defensive coordinator, effective immediately, a source told CuseNation.com. This comes on the heels of the Orange’s 58-27 blowout loss to Boston College, in which the Eagles racked up nearly 500 rushing yards, the most allowed by Syracuse in a single game in program history. Ward has been the defensive coordinator under Dino Babers during... more

Syracuse gets blown out by Boston College, 58-27 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse takes on Boston College at the Dome today (preview, media & info)
Coming into this one, we figured it was going to be a battle between the struggling Syracuse Orange and the similarly winded Boston College Eagles. Instead, we got what looked like a shootout, and then turned into a blowout. Boston College ended up waxing Syracuse, 58-27. You knew the run defense would struggle right form the jump as SU’s front... more

Struggles continue for Syracuse as they fall 35-17 to Florida State (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse takes on Florida State today (preview, media & info)
The Syracuse Orange needed a win against the Florida State Seminoles to stop the bleeding on a season that’s fallen well short of expectations. Instead — perhaps as expected — SU fell, 35-17 and dropped to 3-5 on the year (and 0-4 in the ACC). Defensively, the score doesn’t look like the defense had a good game, but they actually... more
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