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Sports are hard to predict, but let's be honest that's what makes it fun. The season so far for the Syracuse University Football team has featured some unexpected key players. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we'll hear the stories of a few of those players making a name for themsleves.

First, WAER's Anthony Mazzini gives us the inside scoop on Freshman Andre Cisco and what coach Dino Babers like most about the ball hawking defensive back. Then, Tim Leonard introduces us to Andre Szmyt the unlikely walk-on who won the kicking job and hasn't looked back.


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  After a 62-10 win over Wagner, Syracuse faces their first ACC opponent in Florida State. Syracuse is going into this game after a dominant performance on both offense and defense against Wagner. The Syracuse offense amassed a total of 456 all-purpose yards. On defense and special teams, Syracuse caught three interceptions and blocked two punts. The special teams unit was able to return one of those blocked punts back for a touchdown. The Orange are looking for another all-around strong performance this weekend to remain undefeated.

Syracuse University Football is underway and with it, year three in the Dino Babers era. There are still plenty of questions to be answered but one area of comfort should be quarterback.  This week WAER's Meredith Kava reminds us QB is set not only for this season but potentially the next few years as well.

Also, the uptempo style of offense that Babers brought to SU the past few seasons relies on a strong running game. How equipped are the Orange to dominate through the run game? WAER's James Colgan tells us why we should feel confident. 


Syracuse Steamrolls Wagner in Dome Opener, 62-10

Sep 8, 2018
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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.   

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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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Starting quarterback Eric Dungey will be just one of multiple SU seniors who are getting ready to begin their final season with a blast from the past on the opposing Western Michigan sideline.

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Syracuse Basketball fans will have another familiar face on the court once the season gets started.  Tyus Battle yesterday officially withdrew his name from the N-B-A draft … and plans to come back to school for his junior year.  Battle spent the last few weeks getting assessed by pro teams, including attending the N-B-A combine. 

He made visits and did workouts for several teams.  He was considered by some analysts as likely to be a second-round draft pick.  First round picks have guaranteed contracts, while in the second round, contracts and income are less certain.

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There was plenty of cause for celebration on the field Saturday as the Orange looks for a bid in the NCAA Tournament after a dominating 17-5 win against Colgate.  SU finishes the regular season 8-6. Syracuse is sitting on the bubble of the tournament, making it difficult to determine whether this win is enough to grant them a spot.  But they made their case in dominating fashion. 

It was Senior Day in the Dome, and the five seniors on the team - Ryan Simmons, Dom Madonna, Seth Delisle, Matt Land and Brendan Bomberry - hope the  game wasn’t the last of their collegiate careers. 

Generally in sports it’s difficult to win on the road. And occasionally you just come across a team and venue that simply has your number. For Syracuse Men’s lacrosse that has largely been the case when traveling to play Virginia. 

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, James Colgan examines the road ails that SU lacrosse has experienced when traveling to Virginia. 

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It was the sixth time the Syracuse university Men's Lacrosse team would find itself in a one-goal game this season.  But unlike four of the previous five, SU didn't find a way to pull it out at the end.  Virginia downed the Orange 11-10 Friday Night in a game that could have implications on where - or if - the team plays in the NCAA championships.

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