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Syracuse University Football season is right around the corner, and WAER Sports is back to get you ready for kickoff.

The Orange turns to new head coach Dino Babers to replace Scott Shafer, hoping to lead SU to its first bowl game in three years. 

  Starting quarterback Eric Dungey is back, along with wide receivers Steve Ishmael, Erv Phillips and Brisly Estime. The defense returns Zaire Franklin but there are concerns about the defensive line.

Syracuse Faces Maryland in Matchup of Blue Blood Programs

May 19, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (12-4, 2-2 ACC) face the Maryland Terrapins in the second round of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse tournament. The Orange defeated Albany last week by a score of 11-9 to advance. The Terrapins thumped Quinnipiac 13-6 to move on. 

Who's Hot- Nick Mariano

Syracuse Looks to String Wins Together Starting With Cornell

Apr 11, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (6-3 overall, 1-2 ACC) make the short trip to Ithaca to matchup against the Cornell Big Red (4-5 overall, 0-1 Ivy League). The Orange defeated Hobart 13-6 last Wednesday for a much-needed win after three straight losses.

Who’s Hot- The Offense

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The Syracuse Orange (5-3) will head to Geneva, New York to face the Hobart Statesman (5-4), Wednesday at 7 PM for the Kraus-Simmons Trophy. The Orange will look for a bounce back victory after a 17-7 loss against Notre Dame.

Cooling Off

Syracuse Faces North Carolina in Final Four

Mar 31, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange will look to continue their magical March run, as they face Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels for the third time this season at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Orange, fresh off an epic comeback against No. 1 seed Virginia in the Elite Eight, is the first No. 10 seed to make the Final Four in NCAA Tournament history.

Prior Meetings

1/13/16 at the Carrier Dome

North Carolina defeats Syracuse 84-73.

Leading scorers: UNC- Isaiah Hicks, 21 points. Syracuse- Trevor Cooney, 27 points

Syracuse Faces Gonzaga For Spot in Elite 8

Mar 23, 2016
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The 10th seeded Syracuse Orange will take on the 11th seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Syracuse is coming off a 25 point romping of 15th seed Middle Tennessee State, while Gonzaga just recently scored another upset by beating 3rd seeded Utah. The winner of this game will be the only double-digit seed to reach the Elite 8.

Common Opponents: Texas A&M and Uconn

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The Syracuse Orange (19-12 Overall, 9-9 ACC) face the Pittsburgh Panthers (20-10, 9-9) in the first-round of the ACC tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. This will be the third meeting between the two teams, with Pittsburgh being victorious in the first two by scores of 72-61 and 66-52. This game is essentially a NCAA Tournament elimination game, as both teams find themselves right on the bubble for the big dance.

Tournament Standing

Syracuse Facing Must-Win Situation Against Florida State

Mar 5, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (19-11 overall, 9-8 ACC) head to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles (17-12, 7-10) in the last regular season game of the season for the Orange. This is yet another must-win game for the Orange, as they look to put the clamp down on a berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Who’s Hot- Tyler Roberson

Syracuse Lacrosse Heads to Virginia in ACC Matchup

Mar 4, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (3-0) will have its first road game of the young season on Friday when they face the Virginia Cavaliers (2-2). The Orange is coming off a hard-fought win against Army, while the Virginia won their last game against Penn by a score of 15-10.

Who's Hot- Derek DeJoe

Syracuse Looking For Signature Win at North Carolina

Feb 29, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (19-10 overall, 9-7 ACC) travel to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (23-6, 12-4). These two teams met January 9th in the Carrier Dome, with the Tar Heels defeating the Orange 84-73. The Orange will be looking for a big-time signature road win to boast its rather vanilla NCAA tournament resume

Who’s Hot- Michael Gbinije

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