Syracuse shares how the football scheduling sausage gets made

For as long as I’ve been around this corner of the internet, Syracuse Orange football scheduling has been a bit of an issue. Either we don’t get out ahead of future schedules, line up games that are too difficult or regrettably pursue both of those options at once. It’s been a source of frustration for myself and other fans, but... more

Syracuse has quietly built itself into an NBA Draft ‘factory’

Earlier this week, we looked at the 10 most recent first-round NBA Draft picks for the Syracuse Orange. While it was awesome to see so many players picked post-Carmelo Anthony, the glaring takeaway was that few of those players have really taken off at the next level. Lucky for us, Rivals’ Eric Bossi points out the more positive aspect of... more

Former Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib likely to sign with Saints

Nassib, who’s spent the last four seasons on the New York Giants, became a free agent at the end of the year, when Big Blue didn’t choose to resign him. The former Orange star was once thought of as the heir to Eli Manning at QB. However, with Manning being pretty durable and the Giants drafting Cal’s Davis Webb this... more

Syracuse Orange individual game football tickets on-sale today

Individual game tickets for six of Syracuse’s seven 2017 home football games go on sale tomorrow Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Cuse.com/tickets, by phone (888-DOMETIX) or in person at the Carrier Dome Box Office (Gate B). The Orange are embarking on their second campaign under Dino Babers and return a nation-leading 21 starters... more

Syracuse football schedules Western Michigan for 2018 and 2019

Less than two weeks ago, the Syracuse Orange announced a three-game agreement with the Liberty Flames — SU’s first real progress on the non-conference scheduling front since the Army series last year. But on Monday, we received the second significant announcement around the Orange schedule in as many weeks: NunesMagician.com: Read More more

Jim Boeheim, Scott Shafer were Syracuse University’s highest-paid employees in 2015

Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Scott Shafer were the school’s highest-paid employees in 2015. The information was included in Syracuse’s University federal tax forms released Friday to Syracuse.com. Non-profit organizations must file and make publicly available the forms to keep their tax exemption. Boeheim received compensation worth $2.15 million in 2015, a bump from the... more

Is Syracuse’s Erv Philips the ACC’s next breakout star?

Over on ESPN’s ACC Blog, David Hale does a mailbag every week or two. This week’s brought up a valid question about the Syracuse Orange’s Ervin Philips, and his potential as a breakout star this season. As you’re certainly aware, Philips caught 90 passes (second-most in SU history) for 822 yards and six touchdowns last season, while tacking on an... more

Syracuse announces football game times and TV slots for four home games

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday the game times for four Syracuse contests, including the season-opener and Clemson. The Orange begins its season at home on Friday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. against Central Connecticut State. In Week 2, SU hosts Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m., as former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer returns to... more

Syracuse and Liberty announce football series

Syracuse and Liberty have agreed to a three-game football series starting in 2019, the schools announced on Friday, May 26. The Orange are set to open the 2019 season against the Flames at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Va. on Aug. 31. Syracuse hosts Liberty in 2020 and again the following year on Sept. 25, 2021. The date for the 2020... more

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
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