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Syracuse Faces Wake Forest In Must-Win Game

Oct 7, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (2-3, 0-1 ACC) look to get their first conference win of the season as they travel to BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-1, 1-1 ACC). Since joining the ACC three years ago, Syracuse has won all three matchups against Wake Forest. Both teams head into Saturday looking for a much needed win, as the Orange look to rebound from last week's 33-50 offensive blowout to Notre Dame in a chance to make it to a bowl game, while...

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Syracuse head coach Dino Babers designed the Orange’s new, revamped offense to win games just like this one. They didn’t. The Syracuse Orange (2-3) were defeated by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-3) by a score of 50-27 Saturday in a game of big plays. The game was very competitive in the first half, where the two teams combined for 727 yards of total offense, including 437 in the first quarter alone. This was to be expected as Syracuse’s defensive woes this season are well documented and...

Syracuse and Notre Dame Matchup at MetLife Stadium

Sep 29, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (2-2, 0-1 ACC) travel to MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-3). The Orange will look to put together their first two game winning streak of the season, and the first of the Dino Babers era. Who’s Hot- The Defense Amba Etta-Tawo broke more records against Uconn, but he’s been featured in this section every week so far. The much maligned Syracuse defense, however, has not. They showed some guts this weekend, limiting...

Syracuse Airs it Out in Win Vs. Uconn

Sep 24, 2016
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On Saturday September 24, the University of Connecticut Huskies (2-1, 0-1 AAC) met Dino Babers and the Syracuse Orange (2-1, 0-1 AAC) at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT for the Orange’s first road game of the season. Coming off a discouraging loss against South Florida where they took an early 17-0 lead in the first quarter, the Orange were looking to improve their overall record before facing Notre Dame next weekend. In last week’s matchup against the Bulls, the Orange had...

Syracuse Faces Uconn in First Road Game of Season

Sep 22, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (1-2, 0-1 ACC) will have their first road game of the season against the Uconn Huskies (2-1, 0-1 AAC). Syracuse is coming off a disheartening loss against South Florida where they lead 17-0 after the first quarter, and then got outscored 45-3 the rest of the way. This will be head coach Dino Babers first road game with the Orange. Who’s Hot- Amba Etta-Tawo If it seems like Etta-Tawo has been the only player mentioned in this space, it’s because he has been. Etta-Tawo has...

Syracuse Looks to Rebound Against South Florida

Sep 15, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (1-1, 0-1 ACC) will look to right the ship against the South Florida Bulls (2-0, 0-0 AAC) on Saturday. The Orange was crushed by the No. 10 ranked Louisville Cardinals 62-28. It was a disappointing result in a game that would’ve put Syracuse back on the radar if they had hung close. Who’s Hot- Amba Etta-Tawo Etta-Tawo hauled in eight catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He is the No. 1 option for the Orange, and has developed a nice rapport with quarterback Eric...

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The Syracuse Orange (1-0, 0-0 ACC), fresh off a 33-7 win against Colgate, welcome the Louisville Cardinals (1-0, 0-0) to the Carrier Dome. This game will be the first conference game in the Dino Babers era. Fans got a look at how fast a Babers led offense can be in the opener against Colgate, but it will be interesting to see how the offense looks against a tougher opponent. Who’s Hot- Amba Etta-Tawo The graduate transfer lit up Colgate for 12 receptions for 210 yards and a touchdown. He...

Syracuse Football Set to Begin Dino Babers Era

Aug 31, 2016

The Dino Babers era of Syracuse Football is set to begin on Friday against Colgate at the Carrier Dome. Babers , who was hired as the new Orange football coach on December 5 th , 2015, is looking to breathe new life into a football program that has struggled over the past few seasons. Babers’ calling card is his up-tempo offense, which he implemented at past stops like Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois. Babers served as an assistant coach at Baylor under Art Briles, considered by many to be...

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. With these changes, plenty of questions exist...

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 Mariano has been an excellent pickup after transferring in this year. He's scored a goal in every game thus far. He's been particularly hot of late; in his last four games, Mariano has 11 points, six of them goals. He also leads the...