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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

2019 Syracuse football schedule unveiled

2019 Syracuse football schedule unveiled
Three September home games and a pair of nationally-televised weeknight games in October highlight Syracuse’s 2019 football schedule, which was released Wednesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference. The balanced slate features six home dates at the Carrier Dome, where the Orange were unbeaten (6-0) in 2018, and six road games. As previously announced, the Orange begin their 130th gridiron campaign... more

TEN WIN ORANGE: Syracuse defeats WVU to cap most successful season since 2001 (full coverage)

GAME DAY IN ORLANDO: Syracuse faces old rival WVU in Camping World Bowl (preview & info)
Record-setting quarterback Eric Dungey added to his career totals, completing 21-of-30 for 303 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 17 Syracuse (10-3) to a 34-18 victory against No. 15 West Virginia (8-4) in the Camping World Bowl on Friday night in Orlando, FL. Dungey was named the game’s MVP and the Syracuse captured the Charles H. Rohe Trophy, named... more

Dino Babers signs long-term contract extension

Dino Babers signs long-term contract extension
Head football coach Dino Babers will continue to lead the Orange program for seasons to come. Babers, a finalist for the 2018 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, and Syracuse University have reached an agreement on a contract extension that keeps him at the helm of the program well into the future. “A little over three years ago,... more

Syracuse freshman kicker Szmyt wins Lou Groza Award

Syracuse freshman kicker Szmyt wins Lou Groza Award
From walk-on to the nation’s best, redshirt freshman Andre Szmyt is the winner of the 2018 Lou Groza Award. He accepted the award, which is presented to the nation’s top placekicker, live on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards show at the College Football Hall of Fame. Szmyt is the first Syracuse kicker to win the Groza Award... more

Seeing Syracuse play in Camping World Bowl won’t be cheap; tips to do it for less

Seeing Syracuse play in Camping World Bowl won’t be cheap; tips to do it for less
Thinking about making the trip to Orlando to watch Syracuse University take on West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl? It’s going to lighten your wallet a bit. The game kicks off at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28 at 60,219-seat Camping World Stadium in Orlando. You can stay at home and watch it for free on ESPN, of course,... more

Syracuse’s Dino Babers shares AP ACC Coach of the Year honor

Syracuse’s Dino Babers shares AP ACC Coach of the Year honor
Syracuse football coach Dino Babers shared the Associated Press ACC Coach of the Year honor with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, it was announced Tuesday. Babers guided SU to a 9-3 season, its highest win total in 17 years, and a berth in the Camping World Bowl against West Virginia. Swinney has Clemson (13-0, 8-0 ACC) in the College Football Playoff... more

Syracuse to face West Virginia in 2018 Camping World Bowl

Syracuse to face West Virginia in 2018 Camping World Bowl
The Orange are headed to Orlando! Head coach Dino Babers and the Syracuse Orange will play West Virginia in the 2018 Camping World Bowl on Friday, Dec. 28. This will be Syracuse’s second appearance in the Camping World Bowl. The Orange played in an earlier iteration of the game in 2004 when it was known as the Champs Sports Bowl.... more

You will be shocked to learn of the alt-universe Syracuse Orange in Japan

We have to talk about the alt-universe Syracuse Orange in Japan
We’ve long thought we — the Syracuse Orange, Otto the Orange, our whole “orange” obsession — were unique in this world. Other schools wear orange, mind you (some of them poorly). But Syracuse’s use of an actual orange as a mascot and a full lean-in on the color and the fruit is something no one else does. Or at least... more
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