Head coach Dino Babers and the 2018 Syracuse Orange football will kick off the 2018 season on Friday, August 31 at Western Michigan in a game that will be televised on CBS Sports Network. The season opener for both schools was initially set for September 1.
The 2018 Orange begin spring practice period begins on March 4 and culminates with the Syracuse Football Spring Preview on Friday, April 13.
The 2018 schedule features six home dates, including Atlantic Coast Conference matchups with Florida State (Sept. 15), North Carolina (Oct. 20), NC State (Oct. 27) and Louisville (Nov. 9).
Syracuse returns 42 letterwinners, including 16 starters (8 offense, 7 defense, 1 specialist), from last season.