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Times & Broadcasts set for 5 Syracuse Football games

Two Syracuse University football players tackling a third
Syracuse University football players got their first taste of action as a team in the annual spring game.

Syracuse University football fans can start making plans for 5 of the team's games of the much-anticipated coming 2024 season. The ACC and ESPN announced times and television broadcast details for the first four contests and one Thursday night game later in the season. Of course, WAER will have radio and streaming broadcasts of every game in the Orange's season.

The opening game of the Fran Brown era will be August 31 on the ACC Network, giving fans the first chance to see the new head coach lead the team. The game against Georgia Tech, also from the JMA Wireless Dome, follows September 7 at 12:00 noon, televised on ACC Network.

After a bye week, new ACC Conference member Stanford comes to the Dome Friday, September 20th with a 7:30 pm start on ESPN. The game is the first matchup between the two schools and the 44th anniversary of the first game ever played in the Dome. Holy Cross comes to town the following week, Saturday, September 28th, with a 12:00 noon start on ACCNX.

Two road games follow, against UNLV and North Carolina State, for which starting times have not been set.

There are details for the Thursday, October 24th game at Pittsburgh, with a 7:30 pm start. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

(Syracuse Football's full schedule can be found here)

You can find WAER's coverage of Syracuse Football on X @WAERSports this summerand on WAER FM-88.3 starting in mid-August as we get ready for the season. All games will be on WAER FM 88.3 and streamed on, with each broadcast starting with Countdown to Kickoff.

Chris Bolt, Ed.D. has proudly been covering the Central New York community and mentoring students for more than 30 years. His career in public media started as a student volunteer, then as a reporter/producer. He has been the news director for WAER since 1995. Dedicated to keeping local news coverage alive, Chris also has a passion for education, having trained, mentored and provided a platform for growth to more than a thousand students. Career highlights include having work appear on NPR, CBS, ABC and other news networks, winning numerous local and state journalism awards.