Dino Babers


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. 

Already bowl eligible with just a few games remaining, the tone for Syracuse University Football is entering uncharted territory. For the first time under head coach Dino Babers the biggest questions is which bowl game will the Orange play in? WAER's Jonah Karp chats with local media members to help us better understand the possibilities. 

Also this week, the SU Men's Basketball team has only played a few games and already they have been bit by the injury bug. How is the team coping with a hole at point guard? WAER's Jonathon Hoppe gives us the inside scoop.

Syracuse Looks to Flip the Script on Louisville

Nov 8, 2018

#13 Syracuse (7-2, 4-2 ACC) has a chance to turn a page in program history against the Louisville Cardinals (2-7, 0-6 ACC) this Friday night in the Carrier Dome. The ACC matchup will be Syracuse’s first game in the Carrier Dome as a ranked team since 2001. Friday’s contest comes a week after the team secured its first ACC road win of the year, a 41-24 victory over Wake Forest.

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.