Category Archives: Daryl Gross

Into the Cardinals’ nest: Cuse Country invades Louisville

The biggest SU fan I know moved to Louisville in October, and soon after he was settled in we made plans to attend this game. I got on a plane in Baltimore at noon and was in downtown Louisville by 2. A quick meal and a margarita at the Mexican restaurant across the street and [...]

Make this happen.

To Daryl Gross and Oliver Luck, Esqs.
The Pinstripe Bowl matches up teams from the Big East and Big XII. Please, please make sure it is Syracuse vs. West Virginia.
Just think of it. This was the first season since 1955 that SU and WVU did not meet on the gridiron. 57 years. We can rectify [...]

Dome sweet Dome

What a refreshing feeling to be back in the Carrier Dome once again to witness some Syracuse basketball in person. I was in attendance at the Cincinnati football game, but that experience just doesn’t measure up to watching my #1 favorite sporting squad of all time in action.
Let’s get to the personal highlight of [...]


When Daryl Gross decided to retire #44, I wasn’t particularly in favor of it. I would much rather see it restored to glory with the renaissance of the football program (underway, slowly and painfully to be sure, but underway). I’d love for it to be available either as a recruiting tool or as a reward [...]

Gross still interviewing candidates

SYRACUSE, NY (AP) — Several hours after announcing the hiring of New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Doug Marrone as his new head football coach, Syracuse University’s Director of Athletics His Royal Highness Dr. Daryl Gross confirmed that he had just concluded an interview with Boise State head coach Chris Petersen, and had lined up several [...]

“When they retire my jersey, I’ll wear it.”

Anybody else notice the nugget of a shot fired across the bow of Daryl Gross at the end of this Mike Waters’ blog entry that otherwise focuses on Cosmo’s Pizza?  Carmelo was asked if he had his Olympic medal to show off this weekend in Syracuse, and he explained exactly the circumstances that he would [...]

Picky picky

The grammar police are out, SUAthletics Advertising Dept.

I’ll leave it to more august personages than I to chronicle the athletic failures of the football program. But when the ad department tells me “Don’t miss SU take on Pitt” it gets my panties in a bunch. We are supposed to have the best journalism school [...]

That’s one expensive parking space!

Sorting through my mail the other day, sandwiched inside the usual pile of credit card offers and debt collection notices I found a letter addressed to me from the Syracuse University Athletic Dept. Could it finally be the long-awaited apology letter from Daryl Gross? Perhaps I’ve been selected to compete in next year’s Dunk & [...]

Perhaps this is why the women’s hoops team has had such trouble recently

Check out the photo below, stolen from Mike Waters’ blog, of the ground-breaking of the new Carmelo Center on campus.

You will of course recognize the two guys in the center. The man on the far right (gray suit) is the esteemed DOCTOR Daryl Gross, clearly pleased to be not fucking something up for a change. [...]

The Blame Game

An attempt to find some rationale amidst the steaming heap of dung that is this year’s Field of 65 (and how Syracuse ended up in the NIT). All computer numbers from