12:12 PM EDT, Sun October 21, 2018
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Syracuse will host NC State at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Syracuse will host NC State at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Your Saturday night just got a little more Orange. Last Monday, the Syracuse Orange vs. N.C. State Wolfpack game received the six-day hold treatment, meaning we’d have to wait until Saturday night/Sunday morning to find out when (and what channel) the game would be played. Well, after Syracuse miraculously came back to beat UNC and State was stomped by Clemson, it ends up this one will be in PRIMETIME — 7 p.m. ET — on ESPN2. SCHEDULE ALERT Next Saturday's home game vs. NC State will kick off at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.#OITNF pic.twitter.com/94nO8zMmGz— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball)...
2 hours ago
We’re all QB1 at some point, until we’re not anymore

We’re all QB1 at some point, until we’re not anymore

Did we just witness the end of the Eric Dungey era? It sure feels like it, for better or worse. Everything and everyone is replaceable. It’s a fact of life, as most of us are keenly aware, but the truism came and smacked everyone directly in the face on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. With Eric Dungey struggling and the Syracuse Orange down 27-20 to a lesser North Carolina Tar Heels squad, Dino Babers finally made the call we all knew could happen at some point or another: Tommy DeVito took over as SU’s quarterback. Had he lost, it would’ve probably opened up a spirited...
17 hours ago
Tommy DeVito engineers comeback Syracuse win over UNC

Tommy DeVito engineers comeback Syracuse win over UNC

The redshirt freshman entered late in the 4th quarter and led the Orange to victory. As Ravian Pierce emerged from the back of the end zone to deafening Carrier Dome roars, it signaled many things: an incredible comeback, a sign of relief, and—potentially—the end of an era with a new beginning. Redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito entered in the fourth quarter and fueled a comeback that ended with the Syracuse Orange (5-2, 2-2) edging out the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-5, 1-3) by a score of 40-37 in double overtime. SU’s defense showed some weakness at the outset. Bolstered mainly by...
19 hours ago
Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 40-37 win over UNC

Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 40-37 win over UNC

There is a lot to take from the nail-biter in the Carrier Dome. It was ugly. There is no better way to put it. There was not much good in the game, but the Syracuse Orange (5-2, 2-2) pulled off a 40-37 win in a double overtime thriller over the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-5, 1-3). There’s a lot to make of this contest, which now leaves SU one win shy of a bowl bid, but here are the three biggest notes: Eric Dungey’s spotty play leaves his job up in the air Eric Dungey had a few good moments in the ballgame. He had a huge 68-yard completion to Custis down the right sideline early in the...
19 hours ago
Final score: Syracuse 40, North Carolina 34 (2 OT)

Final score: Syracuse 40, North Carolina 34 (2 OT)

Tommy DeVito arrives and saves the day in double OT. With two weeks to prepare for the North Carolina Tar Heels, there was hope that the Syracuse Orange would be able to right the ship and pick up win No. 5 after two consecutive losses. While Syracuse struggled for most of the afternoon on Saturday, they wound up coming from behind to beat UNC anyway, 40-34 in double overtime behind a phenomenal effort from Tommy DeVito. The Orange are now 5-2 (2-2), surpassing four wins for the first time since 2013. North Carolina drops to 1-5 (1-3). Early on, the Orange failed to really move the ball,...
19 hours ago
Final score: Syracuse 40, North Carolina 37 (2 OT)

Final score: Syracuse 40, North Carolina 37 (2 OT)

Tommy DeVito arrives and saves the day in double OT. With two weeks to prepare for the North Carolina Tar Heels, there was hope that the Syracuse Orange would be able to right the ship and pick up win No. 5 after two consecutive losses. While Syracuse struggled for most of the afternoon on Saturday, they wound up coming from behind to beat UNC anyway, 40-37 in double overtime behind a phenomenal effort from Tommy DeVito. The Orange are now 5-2 (2-2), surpassing four wins for the first time since 2013. North Carolina drops to 1-5 (1-3). Early on, the Orange failed to really move the ball,...
22 hours ago
Second half thread: Syracuse 13, North Carolina 7

Second half thread: Syracuse 13, North Carolina 7

13-0 run saves a questionable half of football This was far from the game we thought we’d get. The Syracuse Orange lead the North Carolina Tar Heels 13-7 at halftime, but that only tells a fraction of the story from what we’ve seen through 30 minutes. Though UNC came into the game as a run-centric team, they’ve been able to pass at will against the Orange (20-for-25 for 160 yards). Meanwhile, SU’s third down defense — among the best in the country — has allowed 5-of-12 tries and 2-of-3 fourth downs. On the positive end, Syracuse’s run defense has picked up the slack for the...
Oct 20, 2018
GameThread: Syracuse Orange vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

GameThread: Syracuse Orange vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

Time to halt that losing streak... The Syracuse Orange (4-2, 1-2) return to the Carrier Dome on Saturday to face the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-4, 1-2) at 12:20 p.m. ET. Despite sharing a conference since 2013, it’s their first meeting on the gridiron. Realignment is stupid, sure, but the ACC’s divisional structure and scheduling is even worse. Vegas sees us as a favorite by about nine or 10 points in this one, but we’re still plenty nervous anyway. It’s also homecoming Orange Central, so prep yourself for some ALL-ORANGE uniforms. As you’re waiting for kickoff (either in-person...
Oct 19, 2018
Syracuse wearing all-orange for ‘Orange Out’ vs. UNC

Syracuse wearing all-orange for ‘Orange Out’ vs. UNC

We’ve known for some time this would be an “orange out” game, so it only makes sense that we’d wear the color. When the Syracuse Orange face the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend, there will be no mistaking what the school colors and team name are (for once). As we’ve known for some time now, Saturday is the showcase event of homecoming Orange Central, and that means SU is going with an “Orange Out” for the event. There are t-shirts to buy, and friends and bars to become reacquainted with. But it also means the Orange will actually wear... orange for the game, as was...
Oct 19, 2018
Game day beer picks: Syracuse vs. North Carolina

Game day beer picks: Syracuse vs. North Carolina

What are you drinking? And mostly, what am I drinking for this one? I’m back in action, and so are the Syracuse Orange this week. After two straight losses and a bye, SU returns home at 4-2 to face the struggling North Carolina Tar Heels as both teams attempt to right the ship on Saturday. Despite sharing a conference since 2013, this is the first time these two teams will face each other since Syracuse joined. To commemorate the occasion, the ACC handed them a 12:20 p.m. ET start on Raycom Sports (check your local listings). Not the best time for drinking, but you do you. No matter when...
Oct 19, 2018
Syracuse vs. North Carolina: TNIAAM predictions & poll

Syracuse vs. North Carolina: TNIAAM predictions & poll

Can Syracuse put a stop to the current two-game losing streak? It feels like just yesterday that the Syracuse Orange were 4-0, we were getting votes in the polls and fans were entertaining insane ideas that we were going 10-2. Nearly three weeks later, SU sits at 4-2, we have a much better idea of what this team is, and we’re probably scared stiff that wins No. 5 and 6, respectively, are going to be a bigger struggle than we’re anticipating. On the other hand, though, a seemingly weaker North Carolina Tar Heels squad comes to town on Saturday to potentially help us break out of this...
Oct 19, 2018
This Syracuse Jordan Brand uniform concept is what we all want

This Syracuse Jordan Brand uniform concept is what we all want

JUST TAKE MY MONEY Listen: I think it’s a well beaten horse here at TNIAAM that we have some problems with the current Syracuse-Nike arrangement. There’s not enough merchandise available of what we want. The numbering font is bad. We want our damn script. A new twitter account seems to feel all this pain. With yesterday’s news that Syracuse and Nike are in “advanced” discussions, the Orange Uniform Guard imagined what a Jordan Brand Syracuse Orange football uniform would look like. And holy Foodlion is it gorgeous. Jumpman x Syracuse Football = Our first uniform concept,...
Oct 19, 2018
Larry Fedora’s letters from the front lines of the War on Football

Larry Fedora’s letters from the front lines of the War on Football

Dispatches from the battle indicate things are not going well at all. When we last heard from North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora, he was revealing himself to be the Paul Revere of his day. The noble hero galloped through the streets of Charlotte to inform the people of the impending insurgence: The WAR ON FOOTBALL was coming, and it was coming for America, too. A man of action, Fedora fled the Westin ballroom to enlist in the defense effort, posthaste. He worried not about what would happen to the Tar Heels in his care, for what would be the point of remaining to coach them...
Oct 19, 2018
Report: NBA G League to offer ‘elite’ prospects deals, avoiding NCAA one-and-done

Report: NBA G League to offer ‘elite’ prospects deals, avoiding NCAA one-and-done

Now this gets interesting... The future of the college basketball model is being challenged in new ways this offseason. After “revelations” that recruits get paid by coaches to attend school, (Shock! Disgust!) we have seen the NCAA attempt to create new rules to combat this tactic. But on Thursday, the NBA G League dropped a bomb that could have a long-lasting impact on recruiting and the sport. The NBA plans to offer a "professional path" to the G-League with select $125K salaries to players as an alternative to the one-and-done college route, ESPN's @DraftExpress reports.— Adrian...
Oct 18, 2018
Which SU backups could break out in the second half of 2018? (LINKS)

Which SU backups could break out in the second half of 2018? (LINKS)

An interesting discussion from Stephen Bailey today... This Syracuse Orange football season has featured contributions from quite a few freshmen — some of whom are putting up numbers that put them on the national radar (hi, Andre Cisco and Andre Szmyt). But as we know by now, the starters you begin the season with aren’t always the ones you end it with. Though unlike most seasons, Syracuse actually seems to have the backups to withstand a few injuries this time around. Over on Syracuse.com, Stephen Bailey brought up the conversation of which backups are poised to have major impacts on...