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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

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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

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 5th, 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 the standard for the up-tempo, spread offense.


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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. 

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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