Syracuse football: Orange blue-chip ratio among Power 5’s lowest

Tomahawk Nation and SB Nation’s Bud Elliott came up with a pretty interesting metric a few years back. The blue-chip ratio, as he calls it, measures how many more 4- and 5-star recruits you sign than 2- and 3-star recruits in a four-year cycle. The point of the measurement is to determine who actually has a realistic shot at winning... more

3 things Dino Babers said at Syracuse football’s trip to Fort Drum

One of the more lighthearted moments of the day came when Vice Chancellor for Veteran and Military Affairs Dr. Mike Haynie took the podium to discuss the future football series with Army. In recognizing how far off it is until the two program will meet, Haynie quipped that Babers will likely be coming off a string of winning seasons and... more

Syracuse football announces 4-game series with Army starting in 2023

The Syracuse football team announced that it will play four games against Army between 2023 and 2026, playing twice in the Carrier Dome and twice at West Point. Syracuse will host the games in 2023 and 2025, and travel in 2024 and 2026. The games are the only ones on the SU non-conference schedule in three of those four seasons.... more

Syracuse football practice observations: Jake Pickard returns

Syracuse football is inching closer to game week. The team will shift its focus to its season-opening opponent, Colgate, starting Thursday, meaning the depth chart is largely set heading into the final practices of fall camp. There were several players not dressed for practice Monday morning, though coach Dino Babers has previously declined to provide specifics on the nature of... more

Syracuse coach Dino Babers says all defensive ends will play (3 things he said)

For the Syracuse football defensive ends, the question is not who will play, but how much will each athlete will play. SU head coach Dino Babers said all of the Orange’s edge rushers, including three true freshmen, are expected to see time this year. The full defensive end group includes redshirt sophomore Chris Slayton, who will also play inside, redshirt... more

Syracuse football: Orange return 8th-most experienced roster in FBS

Back in February, we wrote up an article similar to this one. Based on some pretty simple “returning starters” metrics, SB Nation’s Bill Connelly determined that Syracuse was the third-most experienced team in the nation — an exciting fact for us, even if several opponents were close by as well. Read More at NunesMagician.com more

Eric Dungey has potential to be great with Dino Babers

He flashed enough potential in eight games last season to tantalize the fan base into believing the QB's marriage with his new coach could eventually result in shattered records and more wins. The phone call came 24 hours after Eric Dungey absorbed another shot to the head, the final interlude to a season laced with eye-opening moments that have some... more

GAME WEEK: Syracuse, Dino Babers debut on Friday night vs. Colgate

The excitement is building for the start of the 2016 Orange football season and Syracuse Athletics is marking the start of the Dino Babers era with a 6 p.m. pep rally on the Quad prior to Syracuse’s opener against Colgate on Friday night at 7:00 pm inside the Carrier Dome… ORANGE GAME WEEK COVERAGE ONLINE: – Read about Pregame Festivities on... more

Syracuse to open the season Friday night vs. Colgate wearing orange jerseys

Syracuse fans who clamored for orange jerseys when Syracuse’s new uniforms debuted two season ago, won’t have to wait long to see the football team clad in their preferred color. The football team announced on Wednesday night that it will wear the orange uniforms during its season-opener against Colgate on Friday night, pairing them with blue helmets and blue pants.... more

Syracuse hosts Colgate tonight to kick-off 2016

The Syracuse University football team (0-0) opens the 127th season at the Carrier Dome on Friday, Sept. 2 against FCS opponent Colgate at 7 p.m. Friday’s contest marks the first game in the tenure of Syracuse head coach Dino Babers. Heading into his fifth season as a head coach, Babers boasts a 37-16 (.698) overall record. Read More at Cuse.com MORE... more

Syracuse starts Dino Babers era with win (full coverage)

Syracuse ushered in the Dino Babers era with a 33-7 thrashing of FCS opponent Colgate, making a mark on the program record book in the process. Sophomore quarterback Eric Dungey picked apart the Raiders defense, completing 34-of-40 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns. Maryland graduate transfer Amba Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. Their yardage... more

Three things we learned from Syracuse’s 33-7 win over Colgate

The Syracuse Orange (1-0) defeated the Colgate Raiders (0-1) 33-7 in the team’s season opener Friday night to usher in the Dino Babers era on a positive note. While Syracuse got off to rough start, allowing a touchdown on Colgate’s opening drive, the Orange quickly regrouped and rattled off 33 consecutive points en route to their season-opening win. Read More... more
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