November 30, 2011 - 11:41am
Otto the Orange has been ranked one of the worst and one of the best mascots in the country.

Not many mascots can go from being fifth worst in the nation to the nation’s best college mascot in the span of a year. Then again, Otto the Orange isn’t just any mascot.

The pride and joy of the Syracuse University campus isn’t a spartan, tiger, or knight. 

It’s an orange — a lovable, huggable, silly orange. 

September 1, 2010 - 12:17am
SU's football team looks to lean on its running attack to help spark the offense.

With the 2010 season just days away, Syracuse University's new offensive playcaller Nathaniel Hackett is clear about the offensive plan of attack: SU is going to run the ball.

“We want to be a tough team. We want to come out and say, ‘Hey, you’re going to have to play football. The old-school, let’s get down to it, Syracuse Orange, running-back U,’” said Hackett, SU's quarterbacks coach. “The greatest quarterbacks had an awesome run game.

"A lot of people have kind of gotten away from that, and I think it’s going to be fun to run the ball.”