football

October 25, 2015 - 6:39pm
“Football’s a game of inches,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “It’s one play here, one play there that can determine the outcome of a ball game and we saw that.”

The Syracuse football team (3-4, 1-2) gave the No. 25 Pittsburgh Panthers (6-1, 4-0) all they could handle, but fell just short with the end result being the same as their previous three contests. The Panthers kicked a last-second field goal to defeat the Orange 23-20.

 

September 27, 2015 - 9:07am
The Tigers' running-back and Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette was the difference maker.

Marshall Street and the Campus Quad were abuzz for college football Saturday. Joining the usual sea of orange was a fleet of purple and gold as thousands of LSU fans made the long trip from Baton Rouge cheer on their Bayou Bengals. You could hear chants of “Let’s Go Orange” or “Geaux Tigers” as the campus transformed into a festival like atmosphere as each contingent huddled together before making their way into the Carrier Dome.

September 20, 2015 - 3:26pm
Central Michigan overcame a 14-point second-half deficit but could only muster a field goal in overtime before allowing Syracuse's game-winning touchdown.

Syracuse blew a 14-point lead in Saturday afternoon’s game against Central Michigan, and after not reaching first down in all of the second half, managed to score a touchdown in overtime to improve to 3-0 on the season. It’s the best start for the Orange since 1991, when they finished 10-2 under coach Pasqualoni. Following the 30-27 victory, head coach Scott Shafer had nothing but adulation for his team.

September 13, 2015 - 6:17pm
Freshman quarterback Eric Dungey did just enough to help his team, but it was the Orange defense that stood out.

On Saturday afternoon, the Carrier Dome was the place to be as the Syracuse Orange and Wake Forest Demon Deacons squared off. Both teams were fresh off impressive victories in their season opener, but, in the end, it was the home team who left feeling good about the outcome and overcoming a lackluster first-half to corral a 30-17 victory.

September 5, 2015 - 8:26am
Syracuse football’s 47-0 win over Rhode Island is marred by the Achilles injury of senior quarterback Terrel Hunt.

The Syracuse football team opened the 2015 season with a convincing 47-0 victory over the Rhode Island Rams. The win didn’t come without its setbacks, though, as senior quarterback and team captain Terrel Hunt left the game with an achilles injury.

August 19, 2015 - 1:04am
For the fourth consecutive year, players and coaches have the opportunity to interact with soldiers during pre-season training.

FORT DRUM, N.Y. –- On Tuesday Syracuse football completed the second day of its Fort Drum visit and learned lessons that extend far beyond the football field. 

The Orange players and coaches got a small taste of the soldier’s life in an experience that has become a tradition for Syracuse football.

July 31, 2017 - 9:23am
Coach Dino Babers and returning starters are eager for the upcoming season to start.

The Orange are a lot more comfortable going into this year’s training camp. Head coach Dino Babers, quarterback Eric Dungey, and linebacker Zaire Franklin addressed the media on the first day of their 22-practice training camp.

August 5, 2016 - 12:41pm
At Friday's pre-season media event, SU's new coach and players tout up-tempo offense.

Syracuse Orange football coach Dino Babers doesn’t believe in ceilings. He doesn’t believe in walls either.

Entering his first year at the helm of the Orange and with practice set to begin Saturday morning, Babers said he isn’t setting expectations for his team’s record this season.

April 14, 2016 - 3:59pm
Our team of multimedia reporters discovered on the Carrier Dome’s 35th anniversary, the exterior may be blasé, but it is also utterly unique.

How has Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome, with its white-concrete walls and white-bubble roof, become one of the best-known collegiate stadiums in the country?

April 4, 2016 - 4:13pm
The Syracuse football faithful got one last look at the new squad under head coach Dino Babers.

The Orange football team finished its spring season Saturday, April 2 with its annual spring scrimmage at the Carrier Dome. Head coach Dino Babers rolled out his fast-paced spread offense for the first time to the 4,037 fans in attendance. The Orange scored 13 touchdowns and ran more than 150 plays.