Dino Babers

Syracuse Gets Crushed at Home by Boston College

Nov 2, 2019

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. 


For the third consecutive game, Syracuse (3-5, 0-4) was toppled by an ACC foe, falling this week to Florida State (4-4, 3-3), 35-17. 

The Syracuse offense struggled yet again, mustering just three points through the first three quarters. Two fourth quarter rushing scores helped the box score, but the passing game amounted for just 151 yards. The beleaguered offensive line allowed another seven sacks which will do little to silence their critics especially after  grad transfer Ryan Alexander left the team earlier this week.

This week on The Ostrom Avenue Podcast, hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine talk about one of the biggest weak points for the Syracuse football team so far this year: the offensive line. The Cuse has lost by a combined 78 points over the last two weeks, and the struggles up front are bleeding into all areas of the offense.

Can the unit turn things around, and just how bad have they been so far? Guest Jack McMullen joins in to discuss. 


For a Syracuse Orange football fan, there is no bigger matchup than Clemson. Despite a 63-20 defeat to Maryland, a struggling offense under a new quarterback, and the threat of the number one team in the country marching in the Dome, the Orange fan base was in a frenzy hours before the game started. Every seat was filled for the first time since some guy named Donovan McNabb was quarterback, and the sea of Orange erupted as Head Coach Dino Babers led the team onto the field.

Maryland Provides Syracuse With Reality Check

Sep 9, 2019

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. 

Orange Shutout Flames in Season Opener

Aug 31, 2019

The Syracuse defense shined brightest during the inaugural game of the Tommy Devito era Saturday night in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dino Baber’s defense showed just why the Orange were a heavy double digit favorite, stymieing Liberty’s offense from the very first drive. 



Syracuse University is looking to do more than just win a football game in the Camping World Bowl today.  The Orange players and coaches are trying to turn a major corner in the resurgence of the program under Head Coach Dino Babers.  A win over West Virginia will come with more than just the trophy. 

The players are trying to become the first squad in 18 years to win 10 games in a season.  And it’s the first bowl appearance for an SU team in five years.  The Orange has a pretty good record in bowl games, winning 5 of the last 6 appearances. 


Syracuse University’s football team will get to end their season in Orlando Florida.  The Orange has been chosen to play in the Camping World Bowl against West Virginia December 28th.  SU fought to a 9-3 record, 6-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Head Coach Dino Babers notes the opponent has some history with SU and appreciates the respect given the Orange by the selectin.

Syracuse University Basketball fans will always remember the 2003 team that won the Men's College Basketball National Championship. That was the year Carmelo Anthony became a household name. Today, he's still being talked about but as WAER's Drew Carter  explains, the tone has shiftedly greatly.

Also this week, Syracuse University Football has been a pleasant surprise to many this year. Prior to the start of the year WAER's Anthony Mazzini says the team receieved some motivation from an unlikely source. Listen to find out who inspired the SU football team.

Since Dino Babers arrived on the campus of Syracuse University one thing has been certain, his team will score. But this season not only has the offense taken a step forward, but the defense has made great strides as well. WAER's James Colgan shares the story of two freshmen who have been key in the defensive improvement.