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Syracuse head coach Dino Babers calls out to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 21-10. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Syracuse hosts Georgia Tech; first game in renovated Dome

Sep. 24, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

Syracuse coach Dino Babers didn't see the big improvement he expected when his Orange dropped their second straight road game to start the season. He remains upbeat. “We’re barely misfiring on stuff. It looks big to everybody else. It’s small to us," Babers said. "We’ve got to take...

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell (7) slides under Syracuse's Mikel Jones (13) after a short gain in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Syracuse coach Dino Babers hoping to see improvement

Sep. 15, 2020 6:27 AM EDT

One game into the season, Syracuse coach Dino Babers isn't sure what kind of team he has. It likely won't take long to find out. The Orange dropped their season opener 31-6 at No. 18 North Carolina on Saturday and now play at No. 25 Pittsburgh (1-0, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) in five days. The Panthers are...

North Carolina's Michael Carter breaks away from Syracuse's Geoff Cantin-Arku in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Williams' 3 TDs help No. 18 UNC pull away from Syracuse 31-6

Sep. 12, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina opened a high-expectation season with a fast start and a strong finish, sandwiched around a run of mistake-filled play. And all of it came amid the unusual backdrop of section after section of empty seats. Javonte Williams ran for three fourth-quarter touchdowns to...

FILE - North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Dyami Brown during the first half of the Military Bowl NCAA college football game against Temple, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Annapolis, Md. No. 18 North Carolina has plenty of hype with quarterback Sam Howell leading an offense full of returning playmakers for Mack Brown's second season. The Tar Heels open Saturday against Syracuse with a chance to prove the hype is deserved. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

No. 18 Tar Heels open season against Orange in ACC matchup

Sep. 10, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

North Carolina coach Mack Brown hasn’t tried to dismiss the high expectations that are following his 18th-ranked Tar Heels entering Saturday’s season-opening visit from Syracuse. The Tar Heels closed last season with three straight blowout wins, including in the Military Bowl against Temple. And...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers heads to the locker room at halftime of an NCAA college football game against Wake Forest in Syracuse, N.Y. Babers has had to cope with three missed practices as he tries to get the Orange ready for a football season during a pandemic. So far, so good.   (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Syracuse coach Dino Babers likes his Orange's leadership

Sep. 8, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

Syracuse coach Dino Babers sees a somewhat reassuring positive as the opener of his fifth season at the helm of the Orange looms. “I think the leadership is good,” Babers said Monday. “I think they’ve grown, not only on the football field but off the football field. There’s been...

A trainer examines Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones after he took a spill during an NFL football training camp in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (James P. McCoy/The Buffalo News via AP, Pool)

Camp injuries, virus protocols had some NFL teams scrambling

Sep. 4, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase probably could've saved some time after a few training camp practices by reading off the names of New York Jets players who weren't nursing injuries. Hamstring pulls, core muscle injuries and banged-up knees. And, plenty more. “I do think we’re not the only...

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson observes during NFL football training camp at the team's practice facility, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Eagles seek repeat in NFC East, surrounded by 3 new coaches

Sep. 3, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

While the NFC East hasn’t had a repeat winner in 16 years, Philadelphia at least has a head start on the concept. The defending division champion is the only team with a repeat head coach in 2020 as Doug Pederson gets ready for his fifth season. Joe Judge is a first-time boss at 38 for the New York...

FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson walks to the practice fields at an NFL football training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Patterson have worked together for four different teams, a football friendship of white and Black coaches renewed when Zimmer was hired by the Vikings and put Patterson on his staff. As Vikings players initiated deep discussions about race and justice on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, Zimmer was startled to hear Patterson reveal his own frightening history of being pulled over by police for no apparent infraction. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Coaching pals Zimmer, Patterson share diverse views on Vikes

Aug. 28, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Zimmer and Andre Patterson have worked together for four different teams, a football friendship first struck 32 years ago and renewed in 2014 with Zimmer's inclusion of Patterson on his staff with the Minnesota Vikings. There they were at team headquarters on Thursday, as players...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons (11) tackles Rutgers tight end Johnathan Lewis (11) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in State College, Pa. Parsons was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected who are not slated to play this fall. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)

Parsons, Sewell among AP preseason All-Americans not playing

Aug. 25, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. The team was selected by 47 AP poll voters, who were asked to consider all Division I players — even those who had...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) motions a first down during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The Arizona Cardinals pulled a stunner during the offseason when they landed Hopkins in a trade with the Texans. Hopkins is one of the game's elite receivers and he's had at least 1,000 yards receiving in five of the past six seasons. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Mid-career move: Hopkins ready for new start in Arizona

Aug. 4, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

Quarterback Kyler Murray is the young star who hopes he's at the beginning of a long and successful run with the Arizona Cardinals. Veteran receiver Larry Fitzgerald is winding down one of the NFL's great offensive careers. DeAndre Hopkins — a man in the prime of his NFL life — said there's plenty...