All articles by Matt Michael

Shafer Sacked at SU

What’s next for Syracuse football in the wake of coach Shafer’s firing?

Villanova. Rhode Island. Central Michigan (twice). Wake Forest (twice). That’s two Football Championship Subdivision teams, a middle-of-the-pack Mid-American Conference team, and a bottom-of-the-barrel Atlantic Coast Conference team.

Two Teams, Two Perspectives

Syracuse’s two biggest sports teams are at different ends of the spectrum

So what did we learn after a wild sports weekend at the Carrier Dome?

Coming Distractions

Amid pesky NCAA penalties and unproven players, the SU basketball team just wants to look forward

After a season that ended in March Sadness instead of March Madness, fans of the Syracuse University basketball team can at least look forward to the possibility that the Orange will return to the NCAA Tournament next March.

Pitt Win Muddies SU’s Bowl Hopes

SU’s chance of a bowl berth became slim after its loss to Pitt

Last week, the Syracuse University athletic department announced that it’s creating a ’Cuse Fan Council comprised of season-ticket holders who will weigh in on “topics that directly relate to the fan experience, ticket sales and other subjects relating to our intercollegiate athletic events.”

Orange Hang Tough with Tigers

The Orange showed signs of promise in a loss to LSU

In sports, not all wins and losses are created equal. In other words, there can be “bad” wins and “good” losses.Remember the Syracuse University football team’s 27-26 win over Villanova in the 2014 season opener at the Carrier Dome? Sure, that was an exciting game, but the Orange needed two overtimes, a trick play in the second overtime, and a botched 25-yard field goal attempt by the Wildcats with 12 seconds left in regulation to defeat a supposedly inferior FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) team.

QB Dungey Keeps Orange in the Game

Thus far, Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey has looked impressive under center

Syracuse University football coach Scott Shafer says he looks for three things in his quarterback.

Here We Go Again

Syracuse University’s football team faces adversity once again after losing senior quarterback Terrel Hunt

Syracuse University announced that senior quarterback Terrel Hunt, who suffered a right Achilles tendon injury about seven minutes into SU’s season-opening win against Rhode Island on Sept. 4, would undergo surgery and miss the rest of the 2015 season.

Orange Football: Nowhere to Go But Up

The Syracuse Orange have a long road ahead to be considered one of college football’s elite programs

If new Syracuse University athletic director Mark Coyle has heard it once, he has heard it a thousand times: How are you going to fix the football program?

Summer Times 2015: Cooperstown

The swinging village really comes to life at the Baseball Hall of Fame

"Cooperstown is the greatest place on Earth." – Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller

Chiefs Swing Into Spring for Opening Day

The Syracuse Chiefs will play their home opener on Thursday, April 16

Central New Yorkers can’t say this loud enough: Winter is finally over! Now it’s time to play ball!