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Dino Babers recaps 1st scrimmage: ‘The defense is definitely up 1-0’

By the end of the Syracuse football’s team first scrimmage of fall camp, coach Dino Babers catalogued more than 150 plays and came away with a clear consensus. “The defense,” Babers said, “is definitely up 1-0.” Speaking to Cuse.com following Saturday morning’s closed scrimmage, the third-year Syracuse coach noted the defensive line got into the backfield at times and obstructed... more

Syracuse University to enhance public safety at Carrier Dome

To provide a safer environment for the public and to expedite fan entry into the Carrier Dome, Syracuse University will implement a new clear bag policy and install new walkthrough metal detectors at the stadium. The Syracuse University Clear Bag Policy, which will go into effect with the start of the 2018 football season, limits the size and type of... more

3-star wide receiver Nazir Burnett commits to Syracuse

Class of 2019 wide receiver Nazir Burnett has verbally committed to Syracuse football, he announced on Friday. The 6-foot, 175-pound Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Penn.) High School product is rated three stars and the No. 188 wideout this cycle by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. Burnett was also offered by Michigan State, Boston College, Pitt, UConn, Rutgers and West Virginia, among others. Syracuse.com:... more

Orange officially open training camp

Syracuse football took to the field for the first time since the spring, kicking off preseason camp with a nearly three-hour workout in shorts and helmets Thursday on the Schwartzwalder and Katz Practice Fields. Thursday marked the first of 19 camp practice sessions before the team moves into preparation mode for the season opener at Western Michigan on Friday, Aug.... more

In Year 3, Dino Babers says team’s growth will be seen with a naked eye

Dino Babers didn’t take a summer vacation this year, opting to spend a brutally hot offseason in Central New York around the football complex and his players. So, at a time when the team typically gets turned over to the strength coach, Syracuse football’s third-year coach didn’t need to rely on second-hand feedback as a means to measure his team’s... more

Former Syracuse football safety Shamarko Thomas signs with Indianapolis Colts

Former Syracuse football safety Shamarko Thomas signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, the team announced. Thomas, heading into his sixth professional season, is coming off a one-year stint with the Buffalo Bills in which he served as a core special teams player. The Indianapolis Colts sign former Ocean Lakes standout Shamarko Thomas. https://t.co/LpXGbvZfeu — Larry Rubama (@LHRubama) July 26,... more

Sterling Hofrichter Syracuse’s lone All-ACC preseason team pick

After the Syracuse Orange finished last in the ACC preseason media voting for the Atlantic Division (and overall), it should come as no surprise that SU didn’t have many names on the All-ACC preseason team, either. Punter Sterling Hofrichter was the lone Syracuse player named this year, leading the way at his position with 33 vote (indicating that voters were... more

Syracuse football predicted to finish last in ACC Atlantic Division

If Syracuse football is to break through during Year 3 of the Dino Babers era, prepare for the underdog card to be played again and again. The Orange was predicted to finish last in the ACC Atlantic Division this fall by media members at the ACC Kickoff last week. SU received just 232 points — the least of any team... more

Adam Terry hired as Syracuse football color analyst, Julian Whigham joins broadcast team

Former Syracuse football and NFL offensive lineman Adam Terry will become the color analyst for Syracuse IMG Sports Network football broadcasts starting this fall, SU Athletics announced on Wednesday. Terry will share the booth with play-by-play man Matt Park as well as host/sideline reporter Brian Higgins. He takes over for All-American tight end Chris Gedney, who died in March. “Chris... more

Syracuse football roster update: Frosh numbers, height/weights

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a proper Syracuse Orange football roster update, but Friday brought the annual pre-camp changes — including freshman jersey numbers and any last offseason height and weight changes. Notably, freshman running back Akeem Dixon is off the roster. But the other summer class of 2018 players have made it and have now been assigned numbers.... more

Syracuse football receiver Trishton Jackson wants to walk on to basketball team

Trishton Jackson scored 34 points in a King of Kings game here last week. When it was over, when fans inside the Mohawk Valley Community College had seen what he could do for Team Eannace, Jackson fielded a familiar reaction. Basketball people wanted to know who he was. @Toogie_2 can do it!https://t.co/PS480IrgCx — Southfield Falcons (@SFL_FALCONS) July 13, 2018 “I... more

Syracuse football 1959 national championship ring up for auction

A Syracuse football 1959 national championship ring is being auctioned off by Steiner Auctions. The ring originally belonged to Gene Grabosky, a defensive tackle from Liverpool who went on to play for the Buffalo Bills in 1960, Steiner auction manger Dave Amerman said. A large orange stone dominates the face of the 10-karat gold ring. Engraved on the left side... more

Every 2018 Syracuse football opponent preview, all in one place

Hopefully you’re all enjoying a day off for July 4 (and don’t worry, I am too). But with the conclusion of our early 2018 Syracuse Orange football opponent series on Tuesday, I wanted to put everything in one place, with links to prevent unnecessary searching for all of these articles we’ve been creating since April. Below is a collection of... more

SU’s Babers remains one of college football’s biggest overachievers

The Syracuse Orange have finished 4-8 for three straight seasons now — two of those under head coach Dino Babers. And while that sort of stretch can breed some frustration, Babers is still an overachiever compared to most of his peers around the college football coaching world. SB Nation’s Bill Connelly took a look at underachieving and overachieving coaches on... more

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
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