October 9, 2010 - 5:18pm
The Orange got off to its best start since 1999 with a win over USF.

Doug Marrone was in tears.

Syracuse’s head coach could not fight his emotions in his address to the media after the Orange won its Big East opener 13-9 at South Florida. It was a milestone win for Marrone, the players and the SU program.

October 2, 2010 - 7:04am
Stefanie Marty and her sister Julia face off as the SU women's hockey team tied Northeastern in its home opener.

In the stands of the Tennity Ice Pavilion stood the Marty family wearing orange and blue, holding a stuffed gray wolf. The entire game, the family cheered in thick Swiss accents.

Normally, a family rooting for both teams at an ice hockey game would be an unusual sighting. Except for the fact that the Syracuse women’s ice hockey team was playing the Northeastern Huskies.

The family had good reason to cheer for both teams. Stefanie Marty plays for Syracuse and her twin sister, Julia, plays for Northeastern.

September 25, 2010 - 9:44pm
SU running back Delone Carter runs for four touchdowns as the Orange crush Colgate 42-7.

It was an eventful day for football Saturday at the Carrier Dome. Members of the 1984 Syracuse team that defeated then number one Nebraska at the Carrier Dome were honored for Legends Day. It was also the renewal of a Central New York football rivalry as the Colgate Raiders made a visit to play Syracuse for the first time since 1987.

September 19, 2010 - 2:29am
QB Ryan Nassib's record-setting TD performance leads the home-opening win over Maine.

Ryan Nassib threw a team record five touchdown passes and Syracuse shook off a slow start to rout Maine in their home opener Saturday, 38-14.

“It feels pretty good, especially with all the great quarterbacks that have come through here,” Nassib said about setting the school record for touchdown passes in a game.

September 12, 2010 - 10:19am
SU tried to start 2-0 for the first time in 11 seasons, but Washington had different plans beating the Orange in Seattle.

Orange defensive coordinator Scott Shafer knew his defense had a tough task in slowing down Heisman hopeful Jake Locker. After the Washington quaterback's performance on Saturday, Shafer would probably settle for a slow down.

September 5, 2010 - 12:43am
Behind a strong defensive performance and a balanced offense, SU beat Akron 29-3 Saturday in Ohio.

Ryan Nassib threw for two touchdowns and the Syracuse defense scored one of its own on a blocked field goal, as the Orange crushed Akron, 29-3, to open the season with a victory for the first time since 2003.

“That’s the way we wanted to open it up," senior running back Delone Carter said in a postgame interview. "Just set the stage and continue to work hard and do it every game. 

September 2, 2010 - 12:38pm
The SU football team will depend on its kickers, punter and returners to help make a difference.

In what was arguably the most memorable moment from the 2009 season, true freshman Ryan Lichtenstein booted a 41-yard field goal to beat Northwestern. Lichtenstein’s kick is just one example of the impact special teams can have on a game.  

September 1, 2010 - 8:32pm
SU looks to the experience of its defense to become the backbone of this year's team.

Expectations are high for Syracuse’s defense this season with nine returning starters who significantly improved under defensive coordinator Scott Shafer’s system last season.

“The experience is there,” said senior free safety Mike Holmes who led the team in 2009 with three interceptions. “We’re definitely looking forward to going out there and bringing that experience.”

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.”

August 9, 2010 - 11:19pm
The Orange gets a boost from news that running back Delone Carter is returning this fall.

Head football coach Doug Marrone delivered more than just a blueprint of the upcoming season Monday during Syracuse’s annual media day.

 “I recently just learned that Delone Carter will be reinstated back into school,” Marrone said. “We expect him to be traveling tomorrow (Tuesday) and do not know exactly what time he will arrive.”

As long as SU’s leading rusher arrives before the Sept. 4 season opener vs. Akron, teammates and Orange fans should be happy to see the running back on the field.