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Syracuse Basketball Pre-Game vs. Notre Dame

Jan 28, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (13-8 overall, 3-5 ACC) hope to get back on track at home against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-5 overall, 5-2 ACC). The Orange are coming off of a close loss to Virginia on the road, after gaining momentum with road wins at Wake Forest and Duke.


105 Sports Story: "Name That Violation"

Some NCAA violations might test the limits of common sense.  Syracuse and many other schools have felt the wrath of the NCAA over the past few years for various academic and ethical violations. But some punishments are sillier than others. WAER's Varun Ragupathi pokes some fun at the real - and unfortunate - rules that govern college athletes.

  105 Sports Story:  "A Teams Response to Death"

  Syracuse University introduced its next head coach today.  The news broke Saturday that Dino Babers would take over the football program.  Monday morning he told reporters and others from the SU athletic staff that he can win with the talent in the program.

“Most college football teams have enough guys that you can win it’s whether they’re unselfish enough to move to spots where you can win.” 

Babers says the players on the team simply have to be unselfish and more about team success.

Syracuse University News

Syracuse University football fans can hope that the new orange coach will have the same success as he had in his previous stop.  Dino Babers was named as SU's new football coach Saturday, taking over for Scott Schafer, who coached his last game last Saturday  - a win over Boston College. 


  Syracuse Basketball renews its rivalry against former Big East foe Georgetown tomorrow in its first matchup since SU’s move to the ACC. But for the 1st time since 1974, fans will not see the iconic, scowling figure of Coach Jim Boeheim on the sideline against their biggest rival.

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As time expired, Cole Murphy's 35-yard field goal attempt sailed through the uprights, clinching a 20-17 victory for Syracuse over Boston College at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The Orange stormed the field, but head coach Scott Shafer -- coaching his final game at Syracuse -- stood on the sideline and didn't move for a moment.

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  Syracuse University's appeal of the sanctions placed on the basketball program by the NCAA has resulted in a reduction of the number of scholarships lost and a drop in the fine being charged the school.  The infractions committee ruled on SU's appeal by giving back one scholarship-per-year.  The original penalty included the loss of 3 scholarships in each of the next 4 years for a total of 12.  That has been changed to 2 awards per year for a total of 8.  

NC State 42, Syracuse 29: Orange Drop Eighth Straight

Nov 21, 2015

Syracuse suffered an eighth consecutive loss on Saturday, falling 42-29 to the NC State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. The loss means Syracuse will end the season without a win away from the Carrier Dome, as the Orange are now 0-5 on the road. 

Throughout this season, Syracuse has had the difficult task of facing off against a number of efficient quarterbacks. In week three, it was Central Michigan's Cooper Rush. Two games later,  it was South Florida's Quinton Flowers. Three weeks after that, it was Florida State's Sean Maguire. And just last week, it was Clemson's Deshaun Watson.

For the Orange, the results haven't always been pretty. In total, those quarterbacks threw for nine touchdowns and only two interceptions against Syracuse. Last week, Watson shredded Syracuse's secondary for 358 yards through the air.

Back when he arrived in our city to take over the college athletic program to which so many folks attach so much of their civic pride, I wrote a welcome to Mark Coyle in this space with the wish that he concentrate on a task that could and should go a long way toward heads held higher.