Doug Marrone

August 4, 2012 - 9:45pm
SU's football team is set to visit the home to the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division to better prepare for the upcoming season.

The Syracuse University football team opened up its preseason camp Saturday in typical fashion, as players reported to campus and the team held its annual media day at Manley Field House. However, this year’s camp will feature a most unusual excursion.

March 2, 2012 - 4:54pm
Head Coach Doug Marrone confirmed the final SU schedule for next season with a press conference Friday morning

The Syracuse 2012 football schedule is one step closer to being complete.

February 1, 2012 - 9:23pm
Four years and 28 players later Doug Marrone has brought a New York flavor back to Syracuse football, but there is still room to grow

It’s important to Doug Marrone. That much is clear.

When Marrone accepted the head-coaching job at Syracuse University four years ago, it was one of the first things he brought up during his inaugural press conference. On Wednesday night during the SU football national letter of intent signing day press conference the topic came up again.

“We are not changing our stance on how we feel about the state of New York,” Marrone said. “We have to be able to get the best players out of this state before we can go to another state and try to get one of their best players.”

December 30, 2011 - 5:06pm
Chandler Jones will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.

After three years and 10.5 sacks, Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility at Syracuse University and enter the NFL draft. Jones, an All-Big East first team defender from Endicott, N.Y. played in seven games for the Orange this season and registered a team-high 4.5 sacks with 7.5 tackles for loss.

Jones made the announcement via his Twitter account at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

September 18, 2011 - 1:40am
The Syracuse football team could not stop the Trojans aerial attack, losing, 38-17.


On a day with reports of Syracuse University heading to the Atlantic Coast Conference, a Pacific-12 offense gave the Orange more than they could handle.

September 12, 2011 - 12:58pm
News and notes on Syracuse's Week 2 victory over Rhode Island.

-  My recap of Saturday’s game, which was previewed as a blowout in the making but turned into a hard-won 21-14 Orange victory over the Rhode Island Rams.

-  Attendance at the game was billed as 36,421, which seemed high considering the number of empty seats in the Carrier Dome.  

September 10, 2011 - 11:33pm
The Orange start slow once again, but survive visiting Rhode Island to stay undefeated.

It wasn’t pretty, but SU’s football team held off the potential upset bid by the Rhode Island Rams with a pair of clutch interceptions by safety Phillip Thomas and a career day from quarterback Ryan Nassib. After the game, head coach Doug Marrone expressed frustration in the mistakes “pretty much everyone” on his team made, but still stressed the importance of the bigger picture.

September 8, 2011 - 11:51am
With their season opener jitters behind them, the Orange hope to play a full game against Rhode Island Saturday.

Syracuse celebrates 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win. If nothing else, the 2011 Syracuse University football team has already made an impression.

August 31, 2011 - 6:06pm
Syracuse starts the 2011 regular season at home against Wake Forest, and Doug Marrone and company hope to open strong by shedding their woes at home.

Syracuse University’s first bowl win in nine years ushered in a new era for the Orange, or at least, fan hope it did. The win came in the inaugural after a controversial penalty helped SU hold on to beat Kansas State, earning them an 8-5 record, the program’s best finish since 2001.

August 6, 2011 - 2:18pm
Only one week removed from two offseason incidents, Doug Marrone addresses both issues as well as his team's 2011 goals at SU's annual media day.

When it comes to the 2011 football season, Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone isn’t mincing words about what he expects from his team.