Can the Orange get another crowd that looks kind of big?

When the college football folks announced that the Syracuse football team’s home game against North Carolina State would be a 7 p.m. start two Saturdays ago, my thought was, at last. Finally, we were away from that noon kickoff. Maybe now more fannies would find the Carrier Dome seats. When my dear wife Karen and…

Night games look different

The march up the Syracuse University hill took a different aura for the 7 p.m. start for the Orange’s game against North Carolina State two weeks ago. The lighting looked cool going up. And the fans looked ambitious on the way to it all.

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…