Syracuse Steamrolls Wagner in Dome Opener, 62-10

Sep 8, 2018

After dispatching Western Michigan in the season opener, Syracuse (2-0, 0-0) returned to the Carrier Dome and throttled FCS Wagner, 62-10.

The Orange jumped out to an early lead, turning a Seahawks interception into a Sean Riley touchdown reception just 3:13 into the first quarter. Syracuse never looked back, opening up a monstrous 45-7 lead before halftime.   

The Salvation Army Syracuse Area Services

The Salvation Army is hoping to make inroads with a new generation of philanthropists. Echelon, a sub-organization of the Salvation Army, hosts programs and events throughout the year to raise money for the homeless and to foster engagement in the charity.

CXTec executive and membership co-chair at Echelon Mike Kelly says that there is a place in the organization for young people who might not yet have the money to make large donations.

The Orange opened their season away from the Carrier Dome last week for the first time in five years. Senior quarterback Eric Dungey had 384 all-purpose yards and 3 total touchdowns, propelling his team to a 55-42 win against Western Michigan.

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Students are Back to School this week in the Syracuse area.  For some, part of summer vacation was spent learning through activities that introduced them to new areas of study and career fields.  The Syracuse City School District has significantly expanded their career-focused education in P-TECH and C-TECH programs to engage students and held summer internships.  Meanwhile, a new charter school, OnTECH High School opened this week and is not career specific and allows students to determine their own interests.  WAER’s John Smith takes us on a journey through the programs and talks with edu

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The director of the New York State Fair has a lot to look back upon now that the event is finished.  Yes, this year’s fair broke attendance records.  And yes, there were the new renovations of the fairgrounds.  And yes, Troy Waffner was finally named Official Director of the Fair after five years as Acting Director.

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Democratic Congressional Candidate Dana Balter continues to make health care an issue in her race against Republican Congressman John Katko.

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The City of Syracuse has just launched an on-line dashboard designed to let the public monitor how the city is performing. The website uses data to measure progress toward goals such as delivering services effectively and increasing economic investment in the city.

Science has been a part of our understanding the world around us for what seems like forever. The art form of Jazz also has a rich history in our world. But these two societal staples don't necessarily cross paths, right?

Well, think again this week on The 315 Joe Lee speaks with members of the Syracuse Academy of Science about this upcoming fundraiser that celebrates that very notion. 

Find more information about the event and ticket information here.

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Efforts to prevent problems in sports gambling may come up short. With it now legal, some states have gone all in on sports betting. Other states, like New York, are also close to opening up the industry in existing casinos, but could broaden to online and mobile sports betting in the future.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says it’s time for the president to act to protect the state’s dairy farmers. Between dropping milk prices, unfair Canadian trade practices, and the escalation of trade wars with many US trading partners, Gillibrand says dairy farmers in New York and nationwide are finding themselves unable to stay afloat.