Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Week in Review

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

The Syracuse Strong is the number two ranked team for the coaches poll of the NFA’s Northeast Region. Tonight they take on division Rival Troy.

Lastly…(Syracuse should never miss another bowl game)

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Syracuse's Carrier Dome

Syracuse’s Carrier Dome

About a decade ago there was a big push to prepare the city (more hotel rooms) and the Dome (better press box) to host a NCAA final four. Now we have more hotels rooms, but is the Dome is ready? In the past few years, there has been another public discussion to either repair the Dome or build a new multi-sports facility.

Our question is this…as various teams and conferences around the country play college football bowl games in the next few days, when will Syracuse host a bowl contest? We’d love to see an annual bowl game featuring HBCUs (and their dazzling bands), mid-majors or even smaller colleges.

Syracuse provides world-class shopping. There is free bus service from most hotels in the city to the steps of the Dome, and in the past few years we’ve even had great weather in late December.

This would be a great precursor to a Final Four award from the NCAA. Bring on the Wegmans Bowl.

What’s the hold up?

The Thank-You Economy

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Veteran sports reporter (and SU grad) Rich Cimini

Veteran sports reporter ( and SU alum) Rich Cimini

We went to see Rich Cimini not because he has some great stories about Bill Parcels, Rex Ryan and Jim Boheheim; not because he’s covered 24 Super Bowls and over 400 NFL games,but we went to say thank you. Cimini pulled us in on a story he was doing back in the day about Laveranues Coles and Steve Yarnell.

Cimini’s gesture helped us tremendously that year. Thanks Rich.

Also kudos to Professor John Nicholson, from the Newhouse Sports Media Center, who each year puts together a great roster of sports reporters to visit Syracuse and talk about their craft.

Street gaze (part 45)

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Columbus Day (College Place)

Columbus Day (College Place)

Evolution of the Black Quarterback

Monday, November 11th, 2013

This was good conversation on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show about bullying, hazing, sports and prosthetic masculinity. The roundtable featured two former quarterbacks, one of whom just happens to be a Syracuse University legend.

The War for Orange

Friday, October 4th, 2013
SU rallies the troops in preparation for Saturday's game versus the Clemson Tigers.

SU rallies the troops in preparation for Saturday's game versus the Clemson Tigers (Euclid Avenue).

Re-thinking the Game

Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Dorsey Levens: Athlete-turned-activist

Dorsey Levens: athlete-turned-activist

Columnist  Bud Poliquin recently did a story about concussions and interviewed NFL great and Syracuse legend Dorsey Levens.  Levens is advocating for retired players as well as kids playing Pop Warner, and hopes to bring awareness to concussions and stingers.  He is also producing a film called Bell Rung.

Fall Lineup Preview

Friday, August 12th, 2011
Syracuse University Football Fan Fest 2011

Syracuse University Football Fan Fest 2011

The Syracuse University Football team held an open practice today for their Fanfest celebration. The team’s home-opener is September 1st. Above: Coach Doug Marrone and Freshman Travon Burke meet the fans and sign autographs.

Kickoff

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Syracuse's Tyrone Burke catches a touchdown in the first half. Burke had 4 receptions for 135 years and 3 touchdowns

Syracuse’s Tyrone Burke catches a touchdown in the first half. Burke had 4 receptions for 135 yards and 3 touchdowns

The Syracuse Shock Football Club, last year’s NAFL’s Eastern champs, began their season on Saturday by bullying the Elmira Evolution 76-19 at Henninger Field.  This year the Shock joined the Empire Football League, which has teams in Albany, Watertown, Plattsburgh, Glens Falls, Vermont, and  Montreal.

Kicker Zach Grulich made 10 of 11 PATs.

Kicker Zach Grulich made 10 of 11 PATs.

Syracuse's Tyler Gage makes a 34-yard catch

Tyler Gage makes a 34-yard catch

95 South

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb stands on the sidelines during a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets. McNabb did did not play.

Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb stands on the sidelines during a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets. McNabb did not play. 

Despite an ankle injury, former Syracuse star Donovan McNabb expects to start for Sunday for the Washington Redskins. McNabb previously spent 11 years as a Philadelphia Eagle.