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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2013, file photo, NFL great Floyd Little talks to players on the sideline before a Syracuse against Boston College NCAA college football game in Syracuse, N.Y. Hall of Fame running back Little has entered hospice care, according to ex-Syracuse teammate Patrick Killorin. Killorin shared the update Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, on Facebook, where he has provided periodic updates on Little’s health since May when Little’s bout with cancer became public. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

Syracuse's Dino Babers trying to stay positive, not easy

Nov. 23, 2020 6:24 PM EST

Syracuse coach Dino Babers says he's focused on trying to remain positive late in this down season, and it's not an easy task in the aftermath of the Orange's sixth straight loss and word that one of the team's most renowned players of yesteryear has entered hospice. “It’s going to be very hard. It...

Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham (3) runs the ball during an NCAA college football game  against Virginia Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Louisville, Syracuse look to finish stretch run on high note

Nov. 19, 2020 12:24 PM EST

Tough as this unusual season has been for Louisville and Syracuse, the final weeks offer both schools a chance to finish strong. The question is which one takes a step toward building it in Friday night’s meeting of one-time winners in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Though Louisville (2-6, 1-6) is assured...

FILE - Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi wears a face shield as he watches his team play against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Narduzzi says Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims' growth in making decisions is impressive for a freshman. Pitt's fierce pass rush will be a new test for Sims' ability to remain poised in the pocket on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

ACC could benefit from show of force behind 3 ranked teams

Nov. 18, 2020 2:44 PM EST

There is a growing look of mediocrity in the middle of the Atlantic Coast Conference's standings. The league appears to have sagged in the middle even as the ACC's headliners have been quite impressive. There are three Top 25 teams — No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 4 Clemson and No. 12 Miami — sitting atop...

Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper (17)  during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wake Forest on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Syracuse hosts BC hoping to end four-game skid

Nov. 5, 2020 12:03 PM EST

Syracuse is slogging through a down season with only one win and four games left, and coach Dino Babers is already thinking about next year — it's all about evaluating now. “We’re going to go out, try to win football games and whatever happens after that happens,” Babers said. Syracuse...

Wake Forest Demon Deacons running back Christian Beal-Smith (26) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Wake Forest wins 4th straight, overpowers Syracuse 38-14

Oct. 31, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — After a perfect October and Wake Forest's fourth straight win, coach Dave Clawson has a pretty good handle on his team. He likes what he sees. Kenneth Walker III ran for three touchdowns, Gavin Holmes scored on a 32-yard interception and Wake Forest overpowered Syracuse 38-14 on...

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Syracuse hosts Wake Forest and looks to end 3-game skid

Oct. 29, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

A week after giving top-ranked Clemson fits for nearly three quarters, Syracuse is eager to prove it wasn't a fluke. The unbeaten Tigers led by just six points late in the third quarter last Saturday in Death Valley before pulling away for a 47-21 victory. The Orange (1-5, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have...

Syracuse wide receiver Taj Harris (3) is tackled after a reception against Liberty during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Liberty on Saturday, Oct 17, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.  (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Liberty stays unbeaten and defeats struggling Syracuse 38-21

Oct. 17, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Liberty rushing leader Josh Mack came down with a stomach bug Friday night, so Shedro Louis got the nod and helped sink Syracuse in a big way. The seldom-used running back scored on touchdown runs of 75 and 52 yards, quarterback Malik Willis passed for one score and ran for another,...

FILE  - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers argues a call with the officials in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Babers is in the midst of a second straight subpar season and not much relief is in sight. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)

Unbeaten Liberty visits struggling Syracuse in big test

Oct. 15, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

A year ago, Hugh Freeze was relegated to a hospital bed to coach his first game at Liberty and watched his Flames get steamrolled at home by No. 22 Syracuse. They meet again on Saturday in the Carrier Dome, and this time the Flames are unbeaten after four games and favored against the struggling Orange (1-3)....

FILE  - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers argues a call with the officials in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Babers is in the midst of a second straight subpar season and not much relief is in sight. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)

Syracuse grappling with injuries as it slides in the ACC

Oct. 12, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse is struggling in this most difficult of seasons as injuries pile up and inexperienced players fill lineup holes where needed. Orange coach Dino Babers now is faced with the prospect of finishing the season without two of his most important players — defensive standout...

Syracuse= quarterback Tommy DeVito (13) is carried off the field in the second half against Duke during an NCAA college football game,  Saturday, Oct 10, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Syracuse defensive standout Andre Cisco out for season

Oct. 12, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse preseason All-American defensive standout Andre Cisco will miss the rest of the season, coach Dino Babers said Monday toward the end of his weekly news conference. Cisco was inserted as the rover in the Orange’s new 3-3-5 defensive scheme and had 11 tackles and one...