This could be our last game at the dome

When Clemson comes to the Carrier Dome every other season, it’s a big deal. The Tiger are the class of the Atlantic Coast Conference, a national championship winner, a mainstay in the four-team playoffs, a fun game to watch because the hometown Orange plays up to the challenge. My dear wife Karen and I were…

We’re hoping the Dome will light up with a win

Syracuse has been oh-so-close the last two weeks on the college football field. And tonight Clemson comes to the Carrier Dome. The last time the traditional power of the Atlantic Coast Conference visiting our humble town for a Friday night contest, the Orange pulled off the huge upset. Can they turn that corner that fell…

Back to our usual college football normal

After our big adventure in State College, Pa., and Beaver Stadium last week for the Penn State-Indiana Game, I wondered how I’d feel going back to the half-as-large Carrier Dome as my dear wife Karen and I returned to our usual she-drives-back routine. I felt right at home is how I felt. Something about a…

Penn State wore them down

Amid all the cheering and traditions, they did manage to work the football game in for my dear wife Karen and I to take in at Beaver Stadium. Penn State thoroughly wore down Indiana to the great delight of the 105,000 surrounding us, 24-0. Thank you for hanging in here for my State College, Pa.,…

The pomp builds at Beaver Stadium

The best way get the point of the Penn State stripeout game across is to show it. Blue section, white section, repeat. My dear wife Karen received a text midweek from Penn State urging that the tickets we’d bought from a season ticketholder were in the BLUE section. Yes, we did wear blue to fit…

Beaver Stadium is one heck of a building

Not know exactly where we’d end up in Beaver Stadium, we asked a helpful usher-type, who gave us several choices for point of entry. My dear wife Karen and I decided to enter the bowl at field level. We looked all around the 105,000-seat stadium and let it wash over us. The Carrier Dome, home…

A week makes a difference on the SU hill

Everything went much smoother for the second Syracuse University home college football game on Saturday. My dear wife Karen and I decided to forego any tailgating in our designated parking lot before the noon kickoff between the Syracuse Orange and Albany Great Danes, instead walking right to the quad to get in line to secure…

OK, now on the field

As we head into game day for the Syracuse Orange against Albany today in the Carrier Dome, I’ll finish up the recap from last week’s home opener experience for my dear wife Karen and I. What matters most, still to me, is the results on the field. Syracuse looked much better than last season’s one-win-only…

Still feels like the Carrier Dome

We’ve been hearing about that new roof and center-of-the-field video board for a whole darn year now. I did enjoy seeing them for myself on Saturday. As much as the profile of the non-air-supported roof changed the skyline outside, the inside profile didn’t look that different to me. The center of the roof looks familiar…