Dino Babers

November 27, 2017 - 11:07am
Season highs included defeating the defending champions, but SU conceded 162 points in the last three games.

As of 3:20 p.m. on Nov. 25, Syracuse's football season was finished. In what could certainly be defined as a whirlwind two and a half months for the Orange, Syracuse University remained ineligible for postseason football.

Non-conference mediocracy

Going into Dino Babers' second year as head football coach, there was a lot of optimism in what was a difficult schedule on paper.

November 25, 2017 - 4:58pm
This marks the fourth-straight season SU has failed to reach a bowl game.

In the final home game of the season, Syracuse showed few signs of life as it was beaten by Boston College 42-14, finishing the season on a five-game losing streak.

With Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey out and backup Zack Mahoney suited up for his final game, it appeared that it’d be all set for the senior from LaGrange Park, Illinois to have one last chance of glory. And while he did see playing time, it was a lot less frequent.

October 22, 2017 - 7:54am
Syracuse (4-4, 2-2 ACC) brought it within one, but couldn't respond to a late Miami touchdown.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - After beating No.2 Clemson last week, Syracuse on Saturday fell short under cloudy skies and humid air to the Miami Hurricanes 27-19.

The Orange struggled in the offense in the first half as quarterback Eric Dungey turned the ball over on the first possession. Defensive lineman Demetrius Jackson caught the first pick, however had the ball stripped by Dungey. This second change of possession gave Syracuse a new set of downs, however they couldn’t gain on the momentum.

October 14, 2017 - 12:05am
The Orange never trailed against the defending National Champions, outlasting them 27-24.

When the defending champions came to the Carrier Dome Friday night, Syracuse football was ready.

As families descended on the hill and packed the stadium, fans didn't know what to expect. A week after a 27-24 win against Pittsburgh, many didn't know if they would have similar success against a much more competitive team.

But Syracuse head coach Dino Babers and the other 128 members of his team did.

October 7, 2017 - 5:52pm
In front of over 33,000 fans, Syracuse was winning most of the second half.

Eric Dungey threw two touchdown passes and ran one in himself, finishing with a total of 413 yards. Syracuse’s (3-3, 1-1 ACC) defense kept Pitt (2-4, 0-2 ACC) from converting a third down until the fourth quarter, finishing 3-of-13, and the Orange beat the Panthers 27-24 Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse’s win over Pitt is its first in five years. The Panthers were 4-0 against the Orange since both joined the ACC in 2013 and had won 11 of the last 12 meetings between the two.

August 27, 2017 - 11:31am
Several players are earning recognition as SU's season opener against Central Connecticut State nears.

The calendars have been circled and the hype is building around Syracuse University’s football season opener against Central Connecticut State this Friday. But in the midst of Orange fever, the team has had an eventful couple of weeks leading up to its first game. Here’s a recap of what is going on ahead of Friday’s opener.

Co-captain getting recognition in final season

On August 24, senior linebacker Zaire Franklin (Philadelphia, Pa.) was named to the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list.

July 31, 2017 - 8:23am
Coach Dino Babers and returning starters are eager for the upcoming season to start.

The Orange are a lot more comfortable going into this year’s training camp. Head coach Dino Babers, quarterback Eric Dungey, and linebacker Zaire Franklin addressed the media on the first day of their 22-practice training camp.

April 22, 2017 - 11:48am
Team Orange tops Team White, 14-0, in SU's annual exhibition at the Carrier Dome.

The Syracuse football program hosted its annual spring showcase on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The orange squad, which featured most of the SU starters from a season ago, topped Team White, 14-0. Syracuse opens its regular season Friday, Sept. 1 against Central Connecticut State at the Carrier Dome.

Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s scrimmage:

Both sides struggled offensively throughout the contest

April 20, 2017 - 8:34pm
Babers says that 'Canada is an untapped area' for recruiting as SU signs two prospects from the country in 2017 class.

The first time Syracuse head football coach Dino Babers had ever seen a Canadian was during his playing days as a running and defensive back for the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

February 1, 2017 - 5:58pm
Highlighted by four-star quarterback DeVito, Orange adds 24 new players to its roster.

National Signing Day 2017 took place around the country on Wednesday and Syracuse was no exception.

Some refer to the day as Christmas Eve, because there is so much to look forward to and following all of the Orange's prospects signing, SU head coach Dino Babers thanked his team for the way they helped to recruit this year’s class.

“When I think about the 2017 recruiting class I think about the 2017 football team,” he said.