Babers prepares for year 4 at Syracuse after 10-win season

Football 04/13/19, 16:06

Syracuse is coming off a breakthrough season that even surprised coach Dino Babers a little bit. Keeping the momentum going is of paramount importance."There has to be a sense of urgency of getting better and getting better right away," said Babers, starting his fourth year at Syracuse. "We have that ...

Coach of the Year: Notre Dame’s Kelly wins for 2nd time

Sports 12/17/18, 12:01

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year, becoming the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998.Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second ...

No. 2 Clemson dominates All-ACC team again with 11 Tigers

Football 12/04/18, 12:12

No. 2 Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday.The four-time defending league champions placed 11 players on the two teams as selected by a panel of 14 sports writers who cover the conference.Five Tigers made the first team, and four were ...

No. 19 Syracuse hoping QB Eric Dungey ready for Eagles

Football 11/23/18, 16:49

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey is questionable for the regular-season finale, and Boston College coach Steve Addazio says that's not much comfort for him.Because backup Tommy DeVito isn't exactly a pushover, either."When I watch Tommy, he runs pretty good, too. And he throws the ball pretty good," Addazio said this week ...

Syracuse puts loss to Notre Dame behind

Football 11/19/18, 17:58

Syracuse coach Dino Babers offered little on quarterback Eric Dungey and a lot on the Orange's third loss of what has been a breakthrough season. Dungey was injured in the first quarter Saturday in a ...

Syracuse-Notre Dame matchup headlines ACC’s 12th week

Football 11/15/18, 04:05

Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 3 Notre Dame. Coach Dino Babers' Orange (8-2, 5-2, No. 12 CFP) have been the surprise story of the season in the ACC, making a case for a New Year's Six bowl ...

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey nears end of memorable career

Football 11/13/18, 19:00

After Syracuse defeated Louisville in the home season finale Friday night, Orange coach Dino Babers brought the seniors out of the locker room to mingle one last time with their fans inside the Carrier Dome. Quarterback Eric Dungey lingered longer than most, snapping selfie after selfie with fans.It was a ...

Perfect at home, No. 13 Syracuse hosts Louisville

Football 11/08/18, 13:53

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey has never played in the final home game of a season. At long last he has that chance.And rest assured that when the No. 13 Orange (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 13 CFP) take the Carrier Dome field on Friday night to face struggling ...

No. 13 Syracuse on a roll going into final 3 games

Football 11/05/18, 18:13

Dino Babers sure didn't want his third year at Syracuse to turn out like the first two, so he's adjusted his routines. So far, the move has paid off.The surprising Orange (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 19 CFP), fresh from a road victory over Wake Forest on Saturday , ...

Syracuse looking up after getting ranked No. 22

Football 10/29/18, 17:51

A day after Syracuse moved into the national rankings for the first time in nearly two decades, third-year coach Dino Babers enjoyed a moment of satisfaction and not much more."I can appreciate it. Yes, we're here and it's fabulous. It's a heck of an accomplishment," Babers said Monday. "If we ...

Syracuse beats No. 22 NC State 51-41

Football 10/27/18, 23:15

Eric Dungey threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Syracuse held off No. 22 North Carolina State 51-41 on Saturday night to become eligible for the postseason for the first time in five years.Syracuse (6-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak last time out ...

Syracuse hosts No. 22 NC State; Orange unbeaten at home

Football 10/26/18, 15:32

Coach Dino Babers goes into one of Syracuse's most important games of the season with a big secret — who will start at quarterback.Will it be senior Eric Dungey or redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito to face No. 22 North Carolina State (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Saturday night in ...

Quarterback controversy? Not so, says Syracuse coach

Football 10/23/18, 17:03

Syracuse coach Dino Babers is in a good place, with two quarterbacks who have excelled in this turnaround season. He doesn't buy the notion a controversy is brewing."The quarterback is no different than any other player," Babers said Monday. "We've got two good quarterbacks. I think we should treat that ...

Midway through season Syracuse 2 wins from bowl-eligibility

Football 10/12/18, 11:35

Halfway through his third season at Syracuse, coach Dino Babers is closer to that magic number of six wins than he's ever been at this juncture with the Orange.Despite a two-game losing streak — to Atlantic Coast Conference foes Clemson and Pittsburgh (in overtime) — Syracuse (4-2, 1-2 ACC) has ...

Football parity dominating the ACC _ except at Clemson

Football 10/10/18, 11:56

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney breathed a big sigh of relief when his Tigers remained unbeaten — barely — in a come-from-behind victory over Syracuse.The winning touchdown in a 27-23 triumph just over a week ago was scored with less than a minute to play — in Death Valley, no less, ...

Syracuse special teams thrive with punter, walk-on kicker

Football 10/04/18, 10:02

One thing is certain about Syracuse coach Dino Babers — he's getting a kick out of watching his special teams perform.From punter Sterling Hofrichter to walk-on place-kicker Andre Szmyt to return man Sean Riley, it's hard to find much wrong so far this season for a team that's 4-1, the ...

Rising Syracuse no longer a laughingstock in football

Football 10/02/18, 17:17

Nearing the halfway mark of his third season at Syracuse, coach Dino Babers has finally made the Orange relevant again.Relegated to a national laughingstock a decade ago during the four-year tenure of Greg Robinson , Syracuse is receiving votes again in the AP Top 25, a measure of respect long ...

Unbeaten Syracuse turns its focus toward No. 3 Clemson

Football 09/24/18, 16:20

Dino Babers has never experienced this before in seven seasons as a head coach — his Syracuse Orange are undefeated after four games and received votes this week in the AP Top 25.That's heady territory for a vagabond coach who's toiled for more than three decades at 14 different schools."We're ...

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