college football

Talkback: Ep 19: Halted

Aug 12, 2020

With the Big Ten and Pac-12's decisions to postpone fall sports—including college football—the ramifications of those choices are endless. This week on Talkback, host Cooper Boardman hears three different perspectives on the future of the sport: Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Matt Chazanow, voice of Washington State in the Pac-12, and Paul Peck, play-by-play for the University at Buffalo of the MAC.


There are loads of uncertainties with regards to College Football as we sit in limbo waiting for big decisions to be made. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman look into a myriad of topics including Syracuse's schedule, player statements and a radio segment from Jim Boeheim. 


Talkback: Ep 10- Campus

Jun 10, 2020

College sports connect fans throughout the country, and college memories connect those who came through Syracuse. On this week’s episode of Talkback, host Cooper Boardman takes a cross country trip to learn more about Orange alums who have become college voices. 


Syracuse Gets Crushed at Home by Boston College

Nov 2, 2019
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Syracuse got demolished 58-27 by ACC foe Boston College this afternoon at the Dome. The Eagles just 4-4 heading into Saturday, gained a program record 691 totals yards against the Orange. 

  It has been a disappointing year for Dino Babers’s football team, but today might have marked the absolute low point in the 2019-2020 campaign. Boston College scored almost every time they touched the football which had the Syracuse offense playing catchup for most of the afternoon. 

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As the 2019 College Football season reaches its halfway point, the Syracuse Orange (3-3, 0-2), have many questions left to answer.

Which Tommy DeVito can we count on going forward, the healthy one who racked up nearly 400 total yards and five touchdowns against Western Michigan, or the injury-prone one who has a 12:5 touchdown to interception ratio and two costly red zone picks? 

Maryland Provides Syracuse With Reality Check

Sep 9, 2019
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The buzz around the Syracuse football team was palpable. Expectations were high and excitement levels were even higher. In 2018, the Orange won ten games for the first time in seventeen years. They had come into the 2019 college football season at No. 22 in the Associated Press Top-25, and had shutout the Liberty Flames 24-0 in Week One. Syracuse's week two date with Maryland did not lack signifcance, but many Orange faithful had their sights set on week three, Syracuse's home opener against top-ranked Clemson, and a rematch of Syracuse's dome-storming upset victory two years ago. 

Prior to this year Syracuse University Football hadn't made it's way into the Top 25 Rankings since 2001. This year though SU has earned wins against schools like Florida State and North Carolina State resulting in its highets ranking since 1998. As fans enjoy the success this season, WAER's Tim Leonard reminds us of the long journey the program has taken to get back.

Also, Syracuse University will look to earn it's 8th win of the season in their next game against Louisville. Syracuse has struggled against the Cardinals recently, but WAER's Cooper Boardman explains why this time could be different.


Over the last five years or so you can probably think of  a few memorable  men's college basketball games between Syracuse and North Carolina. What about college football? If you're having a hard time thinking of a recent one you're not alone. 

WAER's Connor Federico tells us that this past weekend was the first time Syracuse and North Carolina went head-to-head in football in over five years. But that doesn't mean their meetings havent't been remarkable in their own right.


It's rare for college football to have a true freshman break onto the scene and take the country by storm. That kind of fan fare is typically reserved for college basketball. Apparently, no one told that to Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was recently named the team's starter. 

WAER's James Colgan chronicles the takeover of Trevor Lawrence this week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast


If you need a tool for a specific project, you'll want to make sure it's a brand you trust. That's the same way that NFL teams approach the draft each spring. They want to make sure they're drafting players who can do the job.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, JD Raucci looks at how Boston College has taken back the reputation of being a hotbed for offensive lineman.

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