Dino Babers

SU Football Caps Off 2020 at Notre Dame

Dec 4, 2020
Former Syracuse head coach Greg Robinson smiles after SU defeats Notre Dame 24-23 on the road in 2008. The Orange have not bested the Irish since.

In any other season, the opportunity to play Notre Dame would be irregular. This year, however, the Fighting Irish are a member of the ACC, so the Orange travel to South Bend, Indiana this Saturday to battle the number two team in the nation.

The matchup represents the tenth meeting between Syracuse and Notre Dame and the third of
head coach Dino Babers’ tenure. The chance to play one of college football’s blue bloods is not something Dino takes lightly.

Freshman quarterback JaCobian Morgan (15) made his first career collegiate start on Saturday

The Syracuse football team lost 16-13 to Boston College yesterday, however, one storyline prevailed over the result. True freshman quarterback JaCobian Morgan made his first career start, and he was a single score away from earning his first victory.

After losing its last 4 games, Syracuse looks to get back in the win column against a new-look Boston College team. Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Julian Benbow (15:30 - 37:20) and AJ Black (45:55 - 1:01:07) to look into what the Eagles have to offer in 2020.

Syracuse Hosts Liberty and Talented QB

Oct 16, 2020
Syracuse defensive end Kingsley Jonathan (57) strips the ball from former Liberty quarterback Stephen "Buckshot" Calvert (12) in last year's matchup.

All Malik Willis ever wanted was an opportunity to play. This Saturday, the dual threat quarterback gets his first start against a power five school when he and the 4-0 Liberty Flames march into the Dome to play 1-3 Syracuse.

Years ago, the signal caller could have never imagined he would wait this long to start against a big conference school. Willis committed to Auburn in the winter of 2017, but he never found solid footing in the starting rotation – stuck behind current New England Patriots backup Jarrett Stidham.

SU Offense Sputters in 21-10 Defeat to #25 Pitt

Sep 19, 2020

For one reason or another, Syracuse and Pittsburgh seem to play close football games nearly every year. The previous three matchups between the Orange and Panthers were all decided by a single score, a streak that came to an end earlier today.

Given the lopsided spread (-21 in favor of Pitt via ESPN), one might believe that the eleven-point loss was a decent result for SU. However, concerns about the ineffectiveness of the offense superseded any positives that could be taken away from this game.

Somehow, someway we have Syracuse Football back this weekend! Hosts Owen Valentine and Ben Shulman are joined by Matt Hauswirth to preview Syracuse's season and opening weekend matchup with North Carolina.

Catching Up With ‘Cuse Football

Aug 29, 2020
Courtesy Cuse.com

… And we’re back.

It has been a long break, but WAER Sports has returned. When we last talked to you, Syracuse men’s basketball defeated North Carolina 81-53 in the ACC tournament, the men’s lacrosse team was #1 in the country, and spring football was just beginning.

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.