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    One day after a blowout 9-0 victory, the Clarkson University Women's Hockey team had a tougher go of it in Central NY on Saturday, but the Golden Knights prevailed on the road in defeating Syracuse University 4-1 to finish off a weekend sweep of the Orange. Ranked 10th in the national polls entering the weekend, Clarkson completes the season-opening, non-league portion of its schedule with a 5-3 record.
  • Syracuse football gave commendable effort in great college football atmosphere at Clemson
    The Syracuse University football team saw its 2014 won-lost record drop to 3-5 Saturday night after the Orange lost to the Clemson Tigers 16-6 before a crowd of 80,031 in Death Valley. The thing had been billed as a match between two offenses that wheezed and coughed, stammered and tottered.
  • Could baseball be a part of Syracuse University's athletics...
    With the Syracuse Orange in its second season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the question still wafts: Will SU ever choose, or be compelled, to field a baseball team? "I haven't heard anything about that," said Dan Pepicelli, now in his sixth season as the pitching coach of the Clemson Tigers. "I was messing around with Daryl Gross about that whole baseball thing when Robyn was still working at Syracuse and he never said, 'You never know,' or something like that.
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    Five different skaters scored goals and 10 players recorded at least one point for the Clarkson University Women's Hockey team as the Golden Knights beat Syracuse 9-0 on Friday afternoon in Cheel Arena. The nine-goal margin was the largest for Clarkson since their season opening 12-1 win over RIT in 2013-2014.
  • Can this 'Orange is the New Black' actress help with your hair?
    Actress Tanya Wright has appeared in "True Blood" and "Orange is the New Black," but she's also launching an entrepreneurial side business that involves hair products called HAIRiette of Harlem. There's nothing dull about the roles actress Tanya Wright has taken on: Most recently, she is playing Deputy Kenya Jones on HBO's vampire series "True Blood" and Crystal, the wife of a transgender prisoner in Netflix's jailhouse drama, "Orange is the New Black."
  • SU Football Team Added To NCAA Probe Of Athletic Department
    "Extra benefits" and "academic impropriety" are some of the allegations in an NCAA investigation into Syracuse University's athletic department that goes back 10 years and now includes the football team. Website reports that it's not clear what "extra benefits" are involved.
  • Syracuse football's Terrel Hunt may be injured, but he was healthy enough to wow a fifth-grader
    He may be only 10, meaning there are plenty of underwear drawers in this town featuring skivvies older than he is. But Jake Mone, otherwise your basic kid sports nut, has a savvy about him that belies his age.
  • Things to do in Syracuse: How to take a free tour of Syracuse University's Carrier Dome
    "Many, many times a day, people just want to peek at it," said Pete Sala, the Dome's managing director. "We encourage it.
  • College football: Syracuse snapper Rodgers a giver
    Rodgers took over as the Orange's long snapper as a true freshman in 2011 and has played in all 44 games at the position since. “I've definitely been blessed beyond anything I can ask for in my life and I'm just so thankful that I have the opportunity to help out and give back,” said Rodgers, who will help lead the Orange into an ACC game at No.
  • Syracuse basketball's Christian White: How a 5-foot-10 transfer is educating Kaleb Joseph
    Christian White averaged 4.3 minutes per game last season for a Monmouth basketball team that finished 11-21. So when the East Irondequoit native transferred last summer to Syracuse University to walk on to the Orange, his teammates were curious about the kind of player they were inheriting. Latest Stories

  • Georgia Tech Leads SU, 49-0

    Georgia Tech has taken a 49-0 lead off of a three-touchdown third quarter. The Yellow Jackets have tallied 394 total yards of offense including 306 on the ground.
  • Hoops Teams Tip Off At Orange Madness

    Syracuse men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim arrived at Orange Madness in style on Friday night, stepping onto the court out of a New York City taxi.
  • Where to Watch Syracuse vs. Georgia Tech

    The Syracuse football team makes its first-ever visit to Georgia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Orange and Yellow Jackets kick off at 12:30 p.m. from Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. The game is being televised on the ACC Network.

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  • CBA honored by county legislature
    22 seniors from CBA's Section III champions football team were the guests of honor at the Onondaga County legislature today. The Brothers made it to the state playoffs before falling to Elmira in the quarterfinals.
  • No. 4 Syracuse beats Indiana 69-52
    Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Tyler Ennis added 17 points and eight assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Indiana 69-52 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night.
  • OCC men edge Davis, 87-73
    The OCC men's basketball team beat Davis 87-73 Tuesday.
  • Northstars top Brothers, 67-47
    The C-NS boys basketball team topped CBA 67-47 Tuesday. Northstars' Connor Evans led the way with 24 points.
  • Longtime 'Gate Coach Biddle bids farewell
    In Hamilton today, longtime Colgate football coach Dick Biddle passed the torch to top assistant Dan Hunt after 18 season and seven Patriot League titles.

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    • Friday Night Fever: Vote for this week's high school football Hot Play
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Watch the video above to see the Hot Play nominees from Friday Night Fever - featuring high school football action from throughout Central New York.

      Click here to vote for this week's Hot Play of the week.

    • Syracuse takes on Clemson in South Carolina on Saturday night
      Clemson, South Carolina ( - The 21st-ranked Clemson Tigers welcome the Syracuse Orange to Death Valley on Saturday for Homecoming at Memorial Stadium.

      Dabo Swinney's Tigers remain within striking distance in the ACC's Atlantic Division at 6-1 overall and 4-1 in league play. Clemson's lone loss on the season was a 23-17 overtime setback at Florida State, but the Tigers have righted the ship with wins in four straight games since, including last weekend's 17-13 victory at Boston College.

      Scott Shafer's Orange are sitting one game under .500 with a 3-4 overall record. Syracuse is just 1-2 in league play, but did secure that lone ACC win with last weekend's 30-7 rout of Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. The win brought an end to a four-game slide for Syracuse, after opening the season with two consecutive wins.

      This is just the third meeting between these two teams, with each program winning once. Clemson tied things up with last year's 49-14 rout at Syracuse.

      Thanks to a pair of defensive touchdowns, Syracuse was able to distance itself from the Demon Deacons and finally get back into the win column. Despite the offense generating just over 400 yards of offense per game, a great deal of that production was accomplished with quarterback Terrel Hunt under center. The veteran dual threat however, is done for the season due to injury, paving the way for youngsters A.J. Long and Mitch Kimble to see time under center, neither of which are as savvy as Hunt.

      Regardless of who is throwing the football, the top target in the passing game remains Jarrod West, who leads the team in receptions (29) and receiving yards (421).

      A potent ground game that relied on Hunt's running, now must lean more heavily on tailbacks Prince-Tyson Gulley (418 yards, 1 TD) and Adonis Ameen-Moore (276 yards, 1 TD). Junior Devante McFarlane is coming off a career-high 114 yards against Wake and adds yet another dimension the to Orange backfield.

      Big plays like the ones against Wake Forest need to come with more frequency the rest of the way, with the offense at less than full strength. Syracuse is holding foes to a respectable 357.4 yards per game.

      Linebacker Cameron Lynch headlines the defense for Syracuse, and is playing as well as any linebacker in the conference, with 53 total tackles, 6.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one safety to his credit. Help comes in the form of safety Durell Eskridge (35 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FR) and Marquez Hodge (28 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 3.0 sacks).

      The Tigers are still getting it done at a high rate on offense this season, despite losing key pieces to the puzzle. The team is averaging 440.1 yards per game.

      Like Syracuse, Clemson has also fallen victim to injuries on the offensive side of the football, as talented young gun slinger Deshaun Watson is out indefinitely with a hand injury, while leading tailback Adam Choice (218 yards, 1 TD) was recently lost for the season with a knee injury.

      Offensive coordinator Chad Morris specifically addressed the backfield woes this week.

      "It's been really unfortunate for our backfield, losing Zac (Brooks) and Adam for the season," Morris said. "We've had some frustration. But hey, that's football. You've got to go play."

      The good news for Clemson is that the team has a veteran to call on at quarterback with senior Cole Stoudt stepping in. Stoudt has started four games this season and has completed almost 62 percent of his passes, for 934 yards and one TD.

      Receiving depth comes in the form of freshman Artavis Scott (38 rec, 443 yds, 3 TDs) and sophomore Mike Williams (30 rec, 671 yds, 4 TDs).

      There aren't many defenses in the nation as talent-rich as Clemson is. The Tigers have playmakers at every level, resulting in impressive numbers across the board. The front seven is particularly stout, with a devastating pass rush that has amassed 267 sacks thus far.

      All-American Vic Beasley is once again making plays upfield. Of his 18 total tackles, 10.5 have come behind the line of scrimmage, including eight sacks. Linebacker Stephone Anthony (team-high 52 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks), defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (35 tackles) and safety Jayron Kearse (43 tackles) have to be accounted for as well.

      The Orange will struggle in Death Valley to match Clemson score for score. The Tigers will likely pin their ears back and come for Syracuse's young signal callers and that could spell a long day for the Orange.

    • Report: SU to Meet With NCAA Oct. 30-31
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- An ESPN report says both the men's basketball and football programs at Syracuse University are under investigation by the NCAA. The allegations against SU reportedly go back at least ten years and include providing extra benefits to student-athletes and academic issues.

      ESPN is reporting SU will meet with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions October 30-31 at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, IN.

      Per ESPN's report, most of the allegations -- including the most serious ones -- involve the Orange men's basketball team. Those issues reportedly go back at least ten years, and include seasons as recently as 2013.

      The SU football team is apparently also being looked at for possibly providing extra benefits for a short time period, but not since Doug Marrone took over as head coach in 2009.

      A report from said part of the basketball investigation involved the academic record of former center Fab Melo.

      Head men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim declined to address the NCAA investigation during his team's Media Day on Oct. 17.

      Syracuse University issued a statement saying "As we have said before, we are working closely and cooperatively with the NCAA as part of an inquiry. We respect and are honoring the NCAA process and look forward to a resolution."

    • Report: SU football involved in NCAA inquiry
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse University football team is involved in a reported NCAA inquiry into the school’s athletics program, according to a local media report.

      The reported inquiry has largely been associated with the basketball program, but said in a Thursday afternoon update sources say the football program is also part of the investigation.

      They said it was unclear whether other athletics programs were involved in the investigation.

      Last week, reported that university officials were invited to an NCAA hearing.

      NewsChannel 9 WSYR reached out to the Syracuse athletics department Thursday. As of 5:00, the school had not responded.

      Additional details are available on
    • SU won?t host the Irish at the Dome until 2022, according to new ACC, Notre Dame schedule
      yracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse University football team will face Notre Dame twice in the next four years, but neither contest will be in the Carrier Dome.

      According to a joint ACC-Notre Dame schedule, SU won’t host the Fighting Irish again until 2022.

      The Orange will play Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium in 2016 and travel to South Bend in 2018.

      Notre Dame has committed to playing five ACC games per year as the Irish tries to balance its conference affiliation with a traditional independent slate.

      After the 2022 meeting in Syracuse, the Orange will next play Notre Dame when they travel to South Bend in 2025.

      The complete list of Notre Dame/ACC matchups is available on

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