OverviewMost Syracuse fans and alumni have seen a game at Carrier Dome, have seen highlights of a young Dwight Freeney and Carmelo Anthony, and know the story of the 2003 NCAA National Champion men’s basketball team. But only real fans know the history of Archbold Stadium, the words to “Down the Field,” or what Otto the Orange’s name could have been originally. 100 Things Syracuse Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Syracuse Orange and, whether you’re a die-hard booster from the days of Jim Brown or a current student at the university, these are the 100 things all fans needs to know and do in their lifetime. Author Scott Pitoniak has collected every essential piece of Orange knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
Author BiographyScott Pitoniak is an award-winning journalist. He has been named one of the top columnists in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors and is the author of several books, including Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story; The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Buffalo Bills; and Tales from the Buffalo Bills Sidelines. He lives in Rochester, New York. Floyd Little was a three-time All-American at Syracuse and the Broncos' first No. 1 pick to ever sign with the team. Known as "The Franchise," he played in five Pro Bowls, leading the AFC in rushing in 1970 and the NFL in 1971 with 1,133 yards. At the time of his retirement, he ranked seventh in NFL history in rushing. Floyd won the 1973 Brian Piccolo Award and the 1974 Byron "Whizzer" White Humanitarian Award for community service. He has been named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Broncos Ring of Fame. He recently moved back to Syracuse and works for his alma mater's athletic department. He previously authored Floyd Little's Tales from the Broncos Sideline.