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10:40 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Northwestern Beats Syracuse 48-27

The view from the press box at Ryan Field at Northwestern
Credit Ben Fontana, 2013

Evanston, Ill. - #19 Northwestern (2-0) crushed Syracuse (0-2) 48-27 at Ryan Field Saturday. The Orange has dropped both games this season to two Big Ten teams, Penn State and Northwestern. The Scott Shafer era has not gotten off to a great start and the first year head coach is taking full responsibility.

“We didn't play well in this game, and it starts with me.” Shafer said following the loss. “I have to fix these mistakes for next week,” the Coach continued.

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4:44 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Syracuse Travels To Northwestern for Week 2

Syracuse DE Robert Welsh is tackled at the 1-yard line last week vs. Penn State. Welsh earned ACC defensive lineman of the week honors.
Credit CitrusTV Sports, 2013

Evanston, Ill. - Everybody remembers last season’s heartbreaking loss in the Carrier Dome to Northwestern to start the year. The orange stormed back from 22-point deficit to take the lead with just over two minutes to go in the game and ultimately lost on a Northwestern final drive making the score 42-41 Wildcats. The two teams face off again this Saturday and this time it is in Evanston.

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8:35 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Syracuse Loses Season Opener 23-17

Penn State warms up prior to its 23-17 win over Syracuse
Credit Ben Fontana, 2013

East Rutherford, NJ - Syracuse (0-1) fell 23-17 to Penn State (1-0) in its first game in the Scott Shafer era.

The first year coach said, “I liked the way the kids competed.”

Senior Drew Allen was the man under center for the orange. The Oklahoma transfer finished the game 17 for 38 with 189 yards and two interceptions.

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Sports
8:01 am
Thu August 22, 2013

SU Football Nine Days Away From Opener

First-year head coach Scott Shafer addresses the media
Credit Ben Fontana, 2013

Preseason camp is winding down for Syracuse Football. The Orange has already shifted the attention to its season opener against Penn State. Head coach Scott Shafer and the Orange are following a script to be ready for the August 31 game at MetLife Stadium. You can catch that game right here on WAER, 88.3 FM, starting at 2:30 PM with an hour-long Countdown to Kick-off

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Sports
3:24 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

SU Football Builds Teamwork at Fort Drum

Mackey MacPherson leads the 1st platoon out on to the "battlefield"
Credit Ben Fontana, 2013

Fort Drum, NY -  Earlier this morning, Syracuse football players and coaches alike filed off the team bus one by one with sweatshirts turned inside-out. Because getting your favorite sweatshirt covered in paint would be no fun.

For another year, SU football players and coaches played paintball with their teammates and members of the military at Fort Drum.

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