Syracuse Football

August 10, 2017 - 7:37am
Grandsons reflect on Coach Mac's legacy: By Monica Ortiz

Richard F. "Dick" MacPherson, a former Syracuse head football coach, passed away on August 8. He was 86.

Coach MacPherson, known by many as "Coach Mac", won 66 games in nine years at the helm of the program. Some of his most notable accomplishments included a 17-9 victory over No.1 Nebraska in 1984, four bowl wins, and an undefeated season in 1987.

Coach Mac led Syracuse to eleven wins that season, including wins against West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Penn State. In the Sugar Bowl, The Orange tied 16-16 against Auburn.

August 4, 2017 - 11:58am
The Orange was one of nine ACC schools to receive a vote

The release of the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll on Thursday afternoon has caused a lot of buzz for the Orange.

The weekly poll revealed the top 25 teams voted on by a pool of coaches randomly chosen from the American Football Coaches Association. Syracuse football, who has not received any votes since the Week 8 AP poll in 2011 when the team beat West Virginia, received three votes in the top 25.

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.

April 22, 2017 - 12:48pm
Team Orange tops Team White, 14-0, in SU's annual exhibition at the Carrier Dome.

The Syracuse football program hosted its annual spring showcase on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The orange squad, which featured most of the SU starters from a season ago, topped Team White, 14-0. Syracuse opens its regular season Friday, Sept. 1 against Central Connecticut State at the Carrier Dome.

Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s scrimmage:

Both sides struggled offensively throughout the contest

April 20, 2017 - 9:34pm
Babers says that 'Canada is an untapped area' for recruiting as SU signs two prospects from the country in 2017 class.

The first time Syracuse head football coach Dino Babers had ever seen a Canadian was during his playing days as a running and defensive back for the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

February 1, 2017 - 6:58pm
Highlighted by four-star quarterback DeVito, Orange adds 24 new players to its roster.

National Signing Day 2017 took place around the country on Wednesday and Syracuse was no exception.

Some refer to the day as Christmas Eve, because there is so much to look forward to and following all of the Orange's prospects signing, SU head coach Dino Babers thanked his team for the way they helped to recruit this year’s class.

“When I think about the 2017 recruiting class I think about the 2017 football team,” he said.

January 24, 2017 - 11:20pm
Former Orange head coach Shafer returns to the Carrier Dome September 9; SU will face Clemson on October 13

The ACC released its college football schedule for the upcoming season on Tuesday, officially finalizing Syracuse’s 2017 slate of games.

Four of the Orange’s opponents next season have won a national championship within the past 11 years: LSU, Clemson, Miami, and Florida State. Clemson is fresh off its national championship win a season ago.

November 28, 2016 - 11:46am
SU falls 76-61 to Panthers in highest scoring FBS game ever

The Syracuse football team ended its season with a record-setting loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.

November 19, 2016 - 9:53pm
Seminoles star Cook rushes for 227 yards, four touchdowns in win at the Carrier Dome

On paper, it seemed as if the Florida State football team would cruise to an easy win over the injury-riddled Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. And, that is exactly what happened.

The No. 17 Seminoles (8-3, 5-3 ACC) dominated from start-to-finish in their 45-14 victory on Saturday afternoon. FSU racked up 654 yards of total offense, averaged 8.6 yards per play and held the Orange (4-7, 2-5 ACC) to just 13 first downs in the contest.

November 13, 2016 - 2:26pm
SU registers just 28 rushing yards in 35-20 loss to Wolfpack at the Carrier Dome

The odds of Syracuse playing in a bowl game became slimmer on Saturday. After being toppled by Clemson in Death Valley last weekend, the Syracuse Orange (4-6, 2-4 ACC) lost at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon to the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 35-20.