1. Though Light on Stars, Syracuse's Recruiting Class Is Impressive

    Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football. There’s no way around it—in order to have sustained success in this game, a coach has to bring in quality players that fit his system...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 2,102 reads 13 comments

  2. For the Syracuse Orange, Moving to the Big Ten Would Be a Big Mistake

    The yearly rumors of Big Ten expansion are once again upon us, and it’s becoming a tad redundant. Scour a few Big East message boards and you’ll see that the fear of another raid is matched ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 1,652 reads 28 comments

  3. NCAA Investigating Tennessee Football's Use of Recruiting Hostesses

    The New York Times is reporting that the NCAA is conducting an investigation into the University of Tennessee football program's recruiting practices, including its use of recruiting hostesses to lure in high school prospects...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 10,884 reads 103 comments

  4. BCS Rankings Week 14: Penn State and Virginia Tech Back in the Picture

      A handful of losses among last week’s top 12 have shaken things up in the BCS picture, and provided a few teams with added hope for a BCS bid. A blowout loss to Oklahoma dropped the previously 12th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys down to No...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 2,170 reads 21 comments

  5. The Syracuse Orange's Domination of Rutgers Signals a Return to Normalcy

    As any self-respecting Orange fan with a sense of his team’s history will tell you, Rutgers is not Syracuse’s rival...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 431 reads 20 comments

  6. No Tobias Harris, No Problem for Syracuse Orange

    One of the major benefits of having a hall of fame head coach like Jim Boeheim is that you’re never short on talented young hoopsters who want to come play for your school...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 1,045 reads 4 comments

  7. Top Prospect Tobias Harris Picks Tennessee, Spurns Syracuse

    A top prospect in the class of 2010, Tobias Harris finally made his decision tonight, choosing to play his college basketball at the University of Tennessee over the likes of Syracuse, West Virginia, Louisville and Kentucky...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 366 reads 6 comments

  8. BCS Rankings Week 12: TCU and Cincinnati Likely on Outside Looking In

    The national title picture, as is typical within the BCS system, looks like it’s heading for yet another controversial finish...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 865 reads 9 comments

  9. Take Note: TCU Coach Gary Patterson Is One Of The Best In The Business

    When your average college football fan talks about the top coaches in college football right now, a lot of names are likely to pop up. Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Jim Tressel, and Brian Kelly are just a few that frequently get mentioned in that discussion...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 545 reads 3 comments

  10. BCS Rankings Week 11: Alabama Moves Back To No. 2 and Iowa Goes Down

    It was another wild weekend in college football, with plenty of upsets, scares, and a few changes near the top of the poll. The most noteworthy shift in the Week 11 poll is Alabama’s reclamation of the No...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 2,434 reads 7 comments

  11. Syracuse Snakebitten: The Loss of Mike Williams Shows Orange Are Still Cursed

    Syracuse fans have had to deal with a lot of pain and disappointment the last half-decade or so. The almost weekly tallies to the loss column during the last five seasons are what everyone knows about...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 401 reads 20 comments

  12. BCS Rankings Week 10: USC, Virginia Tech Lose, but Texas Moves To No. 2

      It was an upset filled Halloween weekend in college football that must have left a number of last week’s top 25 member’s spooked at their new positions in or out of the BCS poll...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 1,206 reads 10 comments

  13. Unfamiliar Territory: The Syracuse Orange Look to Return To a Bowl Game

    It’s been nearly five years since the Orange of Syracuse last competed in a postseason football game, although it's felt like a lot longer...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 272 reads 7 comments

  14. Syracuse-Cincinnati: How Upset-Minded Orange Can Derail Bearcats' Dream Season

    2008 may have been the most successful year in the history of Cincinnati football, but to almost everyone’s surprise the Bearcats look like they could possibly be heading for even greater success in 2009...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 756 reads 6 comments

  15. BCS Rankings Week Nine: TCU, Iowa Go Ahead While Cincy, Boise St. Drop

    The quagmire that is the Bowl Championship Series’ rankings hit for the first time in the 2009 season last weekend, and in the second week of the infamous poll there is already some serious change, and a couple teams must be scratching their heads...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 2,267 reads 24 comments

  16. Enough Is Enough: Why Fan Tardiness Has Become a Concern in Syracuse

    Have Syracuse fans forgotten how to conduct themselves at a football game? It certainly seems so. Already this year, a collection of Orange bloggers were forced to rebuke the Syracuse fan base for their inappropriate use of the wave ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 583 reads 2 comments

  17. Turning the Corner: What the Syracuse Orange Have to Improve if They Want to Go Bowling

    Now five games into the season, with a better than expected record of 2-3, the Orange still have an outside chance of making their first bowl game since 2004...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 324 reads 8 comments

  18. Fear and Loathing in the Carrier Dome: How the Syracuse Orange Survived a Scare

    Paranoia, denial, and fear amongst the crowd; all brought on by a very “Robinsonian” half of football by the Orange men of Syracuse...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 609 reads 10 comments

  19. Derrell Smith Is the Unsung Hero for the Syracuse Orange Defense

    Greg Paulus, Mike Williams, and Arthur Jones are the three Orange Men that everyone already knows. They are the stars of a team that has been in short supply of big-time talent in recent years...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 920 reads 10 comments

  20. Sweet Redemption: How Greg Paulus Is Proving The Doubters Wrong

    “Wonder how much fans in the seats have to do with this.” “I wish we were opening with Syracuse.” “Won’t be easy for him to read zones and pick up blitzes...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 31 reads 38 comments

  21. Making a Statement: How the Big East Can Earn Some Respect in Week Three

    It’s well known that the Big East is generally perceived to be the weakest of the BCS conferences in college football. And unfortunately, in FBS football, perception often outweighs reality...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 1,205 reads 24 comments

  22. Syracuse Orange's Real Season Set To Begin after Escaping Lions' Den

    Only the fans wearing the brightest orange-colored glasses imaginable would have given the Syracuse football team a chance in their week two matchup with Penn State...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 398 reads 9 comments

  23. Fruits of Our Labor: Syracuse Orange Will Have To Work Hard To Beat Penn State

    This weekend the Syracuse Orange will face the unenviable task of walking right into the Nittany Lion’s den to take on the defending Big Ten champions, Penn State...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 620 reads 17 comments

  24. Rising From the Ashes: What Did Week One Tell Us About the 2009 Orange?

    Like Ben Schwartzwalder, Dick MacPherson and Greg Robinson before him, head coach Doug Marrone lost his first game with the Syracuse Orange on Saturday...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 913 reads 11 comments

  25. Freshman Impact: How the Syracuse Orange Offense Has Added a Twist of Lemon

      With new head coach Doug Marrone at the helm, the Syracuse Orange are a team in transition. In these kinds of situations, opportunities tend to present themselves for talented freshmen to see the field early and often...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about almost 5 years ago 618 reads 4 comments