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Syracuse quietly rewarded ex-AD Daryl Gross after NCAA violations

In March 2015, just after the NCAA released a report punishing Syracuse University, athletic director Daryl Gross resigned, appearing to take the fall for a national embarrassment. Behind the scenes, however, Syracuse was rewarding him financially. Far from punishing him, the school gave Gross a new three-year contract worth more than $1.5 million — all for a vague, newly-created job... more

Looks like Syracuse can pay a competitive football coach’s salary

As a small-to-medium-sized private school, Syracuse University doesn’t necessarily have the access to large donors and funds for athletics that a lot of its on-field competition does. Compared to football powerhouses and other large land grant schools, it’s simply impossible to make up all of that ground in terms of resources put toward facilities and coaching salaries for the Syracuse... more

Syracuse provides look at Dino Babers’ salary; Jim Boeheim’s pay goes up

Syracuse football coach Dino Babers received $2.4 million in compensation during his first year leading the football program, according to the university’s most recent federal tax filing. That’s an increase of nearly $1 million from his predecessor, Scott Shafer and would rank Babers 49th on USA Today’s list of head football coaching salaries that was published last year. Syracuse.com: Read... more

Syracuse football QB Rex Culpepper is cancer free, watch him ring bell

Rex Culpepper is cancer free. The Syracuse football quarterback completed a three-month battle with testicular cancer when tests after his final round of chemotherapy on Friday returned clean, his father, Brad Culpepper, said in a text message. The younger Culpepper celebrated his most significant victory yet by ringing the bell at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Video: Syracuse QB Rex... more

Syracuse football: 4-star DB Trill Williams headlines early summer enrollees

Five players who signed with Syracuse football earlier this offseason have officially enrolled, per SU Athletics. Defensive back Trill Williams, offensive lineman Carlos Vettorello, running back Akeem Dixon, running back Jarveon Howard and wide receiver Anthony Queeley are all on campus for Summer Session I. Williams, SU’s highest-rated prospect and the lone four-star addition, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, is... more

Syracuse announces kickoff times, networks for three games

Syracuse Orange football has three more games you can mark with sharpie in your calendars. As television stations start working out national games for the season, the Orange find themselves locked into two more nationally televised games for 2018 on the ESPN family of networks, plus the home opener time has also been set in stone. NunesMagician.com: Read More more

Vegas sets Syracuse football’s over-under win total at 4.5, worst in the ACC

The Syracuse football team will enter the 2018 season without much respect from Las Vegas, at least based on the early over-under win totals set by one sports gambling website. The website BetDSI was among the first to roll out over-under win totals for ACC teams for the 2018 season, setting Syracuse at 4.5 wins, the lowest mark of any... more

RIP Carrier Dome bathroom troughs (5 things to know about SU’s renovation)

The infamous silver troughs in the Carrier Dome men’s restrooms, just like the famous air-supported roof, are on their way out. Syracuse’s $118 million planned improvement in the Carrier Dome that was announced on Monday includes plans to renovate the restrooms by the Fall of 2022. And in an effort to reflect the modern expectations of privacy while peeing, the... more

Syracuse University announces timeline for Carrier Dome renovations

A new fixed roof, a vertically hung scoreboard, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, improved accessibility and added Wi-Fi capabilities are just a handful of features visitors to Syracuse University’s stadium will experience beginning in fall 2020. The $118 million investment, authorized by the Board of Trustees, will enable the University to create a new stadium experience for students, faculty, staff,... more

Where does SU’s Eric Dungey rank among CFB quarterbacks?

Last week, Athlon Sports released its ACC quarterback rankings for 2018, placing the Syracuse Orange’s Eric Dungey up at No. 4. While they’re believers (like we are) in the senior’s potential, there are also obvious concerns about his health. Dungey’s yet to complete a season under center, yet has still reset records at SU — especially since Dino Babers and... more

Syracuse’s Zaire Franklin drafted by Colts

Syracuse linebacker Zaire Franklin was selected in the seventh round (No. 235 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, April 28. Franklin is the first Orange linebacker drafted since Marquis Spruill in 2014, and he is the fourth Syracuse played selected by the Colts since 1990 (Marvin Harrison – 1996, Dwight Freeney – 2002, Delone... more

Can Syracuse avoid first 2-year streak without NFL Draft pick since 1949?

Even keeping in mind the recent 15-year rough patch for Syracuse Orange football, the program’s managed to produce NFL players throughout its long history. However, that did get a little bit harder in recent seasons. After having at least one player selected every year from 1976 through 2007, Syracuse has been shut out three times in the last decade —... more

Ex-Syracuse punter Riley Dixon being traded to Giants per report

Dixon, a third-year pro, won the starting job in Denver as a rookie and ranked 14th in the NFL in punting average last season. Dixon, a third-year pro, won the starting job in Denver as a rookie and ranked 14th in the NFL in punting average last season. But after the Broncos acquired Marquette King earlier this offseason, Dixon became... more

Former Texas A&M OT Koda Martin to join Syracuse as grad transfer

Former Texas A&M offensive tackle Koda Martin intends to join Syracuse football as a graduate transfer, he announced on Thursday. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Martin will unite in Central New York with his father, quarterbacks coach Kirk Martin, and father-in-law, head coach Dino Babers. Thankful for my past 👍🏻 Excited for my future 🍊 pic.twitter.com/dCkyR0sXlB — Koda Martin (@KmartSmart91) April 20,... more

COACH BABERS: Syracuse football QB Tommy DeVito ‘closed ground’ this spring

Dino Babers spoke candidly about redshirt freshman quarterback Tommy DeVito in an interview on Sirius XM ACC radio with Wes Durham and Tom Luginbill on Wednesday morning. The Syracuse football head coach had been mum about his Elite 11 signal-caller since DeVito stepped foot on campus last summer, frequently grouping him in with the other reserves and speaking in generalities... more

NFL Draft: Which Syracuse players have best chance to be picked?

The NFL Draft is a little more than a week away, returning the now-consistent feeling of dread Syracuse Orange fans (and former players) have experienced in recent years. While SU has historically churned out quite a bit of NFL talent, the pipeline’s slowed a bit of late. That’ll happen when you’re stuck in the middle of a 15-year rough patch,... more

Syracuse running backs stand out in 2018 spring football game

The Syracuse Orange football program held its annual spring game on Friday. Fans were treated with the opportunity to catch a glimpse of this year’s football team, and all that it has in store. This year, while somewhat unexciting, displayed the potential of this experienced defensive line. Lead by senior Chris Slayton and Alton Robinson, they consistently were able to... more

Syracuse football offensive line has something not seen in almost 30 years

Syracuse football’s renewed sense of optimism in its offensive line can be chalked up to something that hasn’t been seen since the height of the Dick MacPherson era. Syracuse this season returns five players on the offensive line with at least a full season of experience for the first time in almost 30 years, according to data provided by SU... more
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