Here’s to Joe Morris and the 4-0 Orange

The Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome started with a nice tribute to a Syracuse running back from the past. Joe Morris was back for a special moment. The running back who made the Orange go four decades ago had his family and friends and former teammates gathered at midfield for a big ceremony. His…

Feeling like a winner up on the Syracuse University hill

The day was bright, blue and full potential this mid-September Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. The hometown Syracuse Orange football squad was 2-0 as fans climbed the hill to the Carrier Dome to ready for the contest against Atlantic Coast Conference rival Florida State. The fact that the Orange has not fared well against the Seminoles…

Hooray for another walk up the Syracuse University hill

My dear wife Karen and I were more than ready for our first walk up the big hill for another college football season. We kept up with our traditions, starting with pulling into the same lot on West Genesee Street at the bottom of University Avenue. Quickly we noted that our friend who collects the…

Bring on the Carrier Dome and Orange football

The Syracuse Orange plays its first college football home game of the season this afternoon. My dear wife Karen and I will be happily walking up the hill to seats again for the third season under head coach Dino Babers. Thanks for the personal letter, Coach! Oh, that went out to every season ticket holder…

This Orange football season, it’s in the bag

The email from Syracuse University athletics explained the new rules. No longer can those attending games in the Carrier Dome bring in bags over a certain size that conceal the items inside. I noted that yes, binocular cases were on the list. They want to make the search-and-discover process easier for all at entrances. I’m…

Onondaga Like sits quite close to the city of Syracuse

One of my favorite sights when I walk on the shores of Onondaga Lake is to look to the east and spot the Syracuse skyline. When Elisabeth and George invited me along to Onondaga Lake Park for their August edition of Pokemon Community Day, we ended up at the best spot for me to admire…