Football

December 26, 2013 - 8:42pm
With the game less than 24 hours away, the Orange are ready to show off the game plan they've been working on for the last three weeks.

HOUSTON - One day before his team takes on Minnesota in the Texas Bowl, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said the game is a great opportunity and achievement for the program.

“At the beginning of the season we had a lot of work to do,” Shafer said. “Just to be playing a game after Christmas is great. It makes me proud.”

And the players, including senior defensive tackle Jay Bromley are ready to get on the field after three weeks of preparation.

“We’re ready to get out there and show what we do,” he said.

December 20, 2013 - 5:52pm
Syracuse running back Jerome Smith will forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a career in the NFL.

Jerome Smith will not return for his final season next year, opting instead to enter the NFL. Earlier today, Smith hinted that this could be the end of his collegiate career, tweeting: "It's been a pleasure Syracuse."

Head coach Scott Shafer confirmed this information today, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.

December 8, 2013 - 8:55pm
After winning the Pinstripe Bowl last year, the Orange will play in a bowl game for the second straight bowl year and third in the last four years.

For the third time in his five years at SU, Scott Shafer is going bowling. But this time, he wil lead the Orange as head coach.

"It is great to see an ACC-Big Ten matchup in a terrific bowl game," Shafer said in a statement. "I couldn't be happier for our senior class."

September 25, 2013 - 9:18pm
Although he played long before the Orange joined the ACC, legendary running back Floyd Little was inducted into the 2013 ACC Class of Legends.

Dubbing Floyd Little an ACC legend might be a bit of an awkward fit — the Orange have yet to play a single football game in the conference, after all — but odds are good that no one will mind giving one more trophy and standing ovation to No. 44.

Little, along with 13 others, was named to the 2013 Class of Legends by the ACC this afternoon. The group will be honored at the ACC Championship Game at a dinner on Dec. 6 and on the field in Charlotte on Dec. 7.

September 25, 2013 - 9:05pm
ESPNU's "All-Access" visited Syracuse last week while the team prepared for a game. The program aired twice on Sept. 25.

Syracuse football is in the middle of a new era as first year head coach Scott Shafer guides the program in a new direction this season. ESPNU conducted filming an inside look on how Syracuse was preparing for it's game against Tulane on Sept. 21. 

September 10, 2013 - 5:28pm
As September comes upon us, that can really mean only one thing: the start of football season. Learn the best recipes to go with cheering on the Orange.

The Red Kitchen Recipes is a new segment of Hill's Kitchen run by two (Southern) roommates—Jillian Thaw and Miriam Taylor—enjoying their first year up north. Their mission is simple: in an attempt to outwit the (oncoming) winter, they will be cooking away their fear of snow, armed with our generations-tested recipes of gumbo, pecan pie, jambalaya and, of course, grits. 

 

August 23, 2013 - 10:28am
SU head coach Scott Shafer and PSU coach Bill O'Brien won't choose between each of their respective quarterbacks until just before the first regular season game at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 31.

With the first game of the season a little over a week away, both Syracuse coach Scott Shafer and Penn State coach Bill O’Brien are remaining silent on which quarterback will take the season’s first snap.

So far, it’s been a preseason cloaked in mystery for both the Orange and Nittany Lions.

December 2, 2012 - 10:04pm
The Orange renew their Big East rivalry vs. West Virginia in hopes of going 2-0 under Doug Marrone in bowl games

The Syracuse Orange are bowl-bound. They will make their second trip in three years to the Bronx, NY at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe bowl on Dec. 29

The Orange played in the inaugural Pinstripe bowl when they defeated Kansas State 36-34 in a last-second thriller. This year, their opponent will be former Big East foe West Virginia, who moved to the Big 12 after last season. After starting out 5-0 with Geno Smith at the helm and a frontrunner forhe Heisman trophey, the Mountaineers dropped their next five to finish the year 7-5.

December 2, 2012 - 8:55pm
On the eve of finding out which bowl game they will be playing in, Marcus Spruill and Steve Rene were arrested on Euclid Ave. on Saturday night.

Two SU football players were arrested Saturday, including its starting linebacker.

Defensive standout Marcus Spruill and Steve Rene were arrested last night. Spruill was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment while Rene was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Rene and Spruill were arrested after police arrived on Euclid to find Rene in middle of the street yelling at people, Sgt. Tom Connellan of the Syracuse Police Department told the Post-Standard.

November 12, 2012 - 10:24am
A number of events took place this past weekend as part of Syracuse University's homecoming.

Nov. 9 - 11 was Orange Central at Syracuse University.

Several events took place on campus, including the homecoming parade, pep rally and football game.

Here's a look at what the SU community thought of the annual celebration: