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  • Marrone deserves to return next year as Bills head coach
    Buffalo's stunning victory against the Green Bay Packers last Sunday is another indication that the team is making significant strides. With a victory against the hapless Oakland Raiders this week, the Bills can secure their first winning record since 2004 and keep their remote playoff hopes alive.
  • Students debate police brutality and the benefits of body cameras
    Protesters participate in a die in during the Davis Square March which went from Tufts University, through Davis Square, and down through Cambridge to the Harvard Bridge on December 5th, 2014. Amid the riots, die-in protests and investigations nationwide centered on police brutality and racial bias, one option increasingly offered as a potential solution: body cameras.
  • Virginia Basketball: 5 Most Important Games Remaining for Cavaliers
    The ACC in 2014-15 is loaded. Currently, the conference has six schools in the Top 25, including three of the top six teams in the country.
  • Daryl Gross Q&A: Spelling Out the Future of the Carrier Dome
    In today's live Q&A on, DOCTOR Gross addressed the Carrier Dome a bit. Gross took questions around the beloved "Loud House" as an opportunity to explain the choices at hand for its future.
  • Time Warner says new surcharge result of 'dramatically'...
    ESPN photographer John Duffy follows Syracuse's University's C.J Fair around the basketball court for pre-game footage before the Orange's game against Notre Dame at the Carrier Dome in February. Time Warner Cable says escalating carriage fees it pays to ESPN and other cable sports channels are forcing it to impose a sports programming surcharge on customer bills.
  • Syracuse University unveils new indoor practice facility
    Thursday afternoon Syracuse University unveiled a brand-new indoor practice facility. It will be primarily used for football, but other sports like lacrosse and soccer will also utilize the facility.
  • Syracuse basketball's 2015 recruits find their teams ranked in New Jersey's Top 10
    The Syracuse Orange basketball team currently isn't ranked in the Associated Press' Top 25, but two of the school's 2015 recruits enter the season on teams that are ranked in the Top 10 of the state of New Jersey. Moustapha Diagne, a 6-foot-8 forward at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, N.J.; and Malachi Richardson, a 6-6 guard at Trenton Catholic Academy, have both signed letters of intent to play at Syracuse next year.
  • Jim Boeheim says he has no post-press conference regrets. Should he?
    Jim Boeheim had issues inside the Carrier Dome during Sunday's game between his Syracuse Orange and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. And he talked about those issues, in specific detail, during his "must-see TV" press conference shortly after the final horn.
  • We play hard here: Villanova's Dylan Ennis' words...
    Dylan Ennis played with a bandage over his eye in Villanova's win over Temple last Sunday. But the bandage wasn't the story.
  • Beginning Tonight Barclays Center Hosts Big Time College Basketball Action
    The New York holiday season is usually associated with miserable weather and last minute shopping, but for the third straight year Barclays Center offers a series of compelling men's college basketball match-ups sure to warm the spirits of local fans. Over the next ten days squads from as far south as Louisiana and Florida will travel north to face-among others-local stalwarts St. Johns, LIU Brooklyn and Manhattan. 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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    • Orange Cruise To Win Over Canisius
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The Orange pulled down 67 rebounds in the Carrier Dome Tuesday night en route to a 70-37 win over non-conference opponent Canisius. 

      Sophomore guard Alexis Peterson led the way with 18 points and six assists. Fellow sophomore Bria Day provided a spark off the bench with her game high 11 rebounds.

      Syracuse improves to 8-1 on the year. They travel to Orlando, Florida to face #9/#9 Baylor in the Florida Sunshine Classic.
    • 'Cuse Avoids Collapse in Close Win Over LA Tech
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The third time was finally the charm for Syracuse.


      After blowing a 10 point lead with under 4 minutes to play, senior center Rakeem Christmas scored the game-winning hook shot with 2 seconds left against Louisiana Tech, securing a 71-69 win for SU.

      It was the third game in a row in which the Orange faltered in the game's waning moments. Down one at #17 Michigan, SU turned the ball over twice in an 11 second span, eventually losing 68-65.

      In their next contest against St. John's, Syracuse led 55-52 with 5:30 left to play. They then proceeded to miss 4 of their final 5 field goal attempts, while also turning it over 4 times. The Red Storm closed the game on a 17-2 run, handing the Orange their second loss in a row, 69-57.

      Against LA Tech, SU used a late 11-to-5 run to take control. Syracuse led 65-55 with under 4 minutes to go, before the Bulldogs came alive.

      Tech went on a 14-4 run to tie things at 69, as Alex Hamilton scored in transition with just 22 seconds left to play. The Orange was just 2-for-8 from the field in the game's final 4 minutes, but scored the game's most important basket.

      With a noticeable advantage in the post, Rakeem Christmas collected an inbounds pass along the baseline, and quickly drove across the lane, sinking a hook shot over his left shoulder with just 2 seconds left on the clock.

      The Bulldogs' desperation heave at the buzzer then fell short, giving SU its first win in the month of December.

      Trevor Cooney led Syracuse with 25 points -- including 4 made three's on 8 attempts.

      SU next faces #7 Villanova on December 20th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

    • Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy
      New York, NY ( - Marcus Mariota became the first Oregon player to win the Heisman Trophy.

      The Ducks quarterback was announced as the recipient of college football's most prestigious individual honor during a ceremony in New York.

      The redshirt junior also won the Davey O'Brien, Walter Camp and Maxwell Awards on earlier in the week.

      Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper were also finalists for the Heisman Trophy, but the vote wasn't close.

      Mariota received 788 first-place votes and a total of 2,534 points. Gordon finished second with 37 first-place votes and 1,250 points and Cooper had 49 first-place votes, but came in third with 1,023 points.

      Mariota had the second-highest percentage of possible points (90.9) in Heisman history, behind only Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith's (91.6) victory for the 2006 season.

      The most prolific quarterback in Oregon history has led the Pac-12 champion Ducks (12-1) to 35 wins in his three seasons as the starter. He needs two more victories to cement his legacy at Oregon.

      The Ducks ended the season No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings and will face Florida State in the national semifinals at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

      The other semifinal will pit Alabama against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day.

      The winners of those games will play for the national championship on Jan. 12.

      So far this season, Mariota has passed for 3,773 yards and 38 touchdowns with 669 yards rushing and another 14 scores. He completed 68.3 percent of his 372 passes with just two interceptions on the season and accounted for 346 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-13 win over Arizona in the Pac-12 title game.

      "This award belongs to my teammates," Mariota said during his acceptance speech Saturday. "The amount of hard work and sacrifice that each of them has made has not gone unnoticed."

      He has thrown for 10,115 yards and 101 touchdowns with just 12 interceptions in his college career with another 2,136 yards and 28 touchdowns rushing.

      Mariota was emotional at times during his Heisman speech, especially when speaking about his accomplishment as the first Hawaii native to win the award.

      "To the Polynesian community, I hope and pray this is only the beginning," he said. "Young Poly athletes everywhere, you should take this as motivation and dream big and strive for greatness."

      Gordon rushed for a then-FBS record 408 yards against Nebraska last month and ended the season with an FBS-leading 2,336 yards rushing, the fourth-best total all-time.

      Cooper, a junior, had an SEC-record 115 catches for a national-best 1,656 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games this season. He had an Iron Bowl-record 224 yards receiving in Alabama's 55-44 win over rival Auburn on Nov. 29.

      Mariota was the third Ducks player to be named a finalist for the Heisman following quarterback Joey Harrington, who finished fourth in the voting in 2001, and running back LaMichael James, who placed third behind Cam Newton and Andrew Luck in 2010.

      A quarterback has won 13 of the past 15 Heisman Trophies, with the other two going to running backs Reggie Bush for the 2005 season and Mark Ingram in 2009. (Bush's Heisman was later vacated.)

      TCU QB Trevone Boykin received eight first-place votes and 218 points to finish fourth behind the finalists. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett (78) and last year's Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston (51) of Florida State, ended fifth and sixth. Winston got four first-place votes.

      Finishing 7-10 in the voting were Indiana running back Tevin Coleman, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III and Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty. Wright was the only one of that bunch not to get a first-place vote.

    • Friday Night Fever: High school basketball scores, stats and video
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - High school basketball season has arrived. Get all the scores, stats and raw video from games from NewsChannel 9's Friday Night Fever. Watch on NewsChannel 9 Eleven at 11:00 and get it all online, anytime.

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    • SU men?s lacrosse ranked No. 4 in preseason poll
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team is ranked No. 4, according to the Inside Lacrosse preseason poll.

      The Orange is one of three ACC teams ranked in the top 5, after poll leader Denver.

      Notre Dame is ranked No. 2, followed by Duke at No. 3. Johns Hopkins rounds out the top five.

      In addition, several SU players received pre-season All-America honors.

      Kevin Rice and Brandon Mullins were named to the first team, while Randy Staats was named to the second team.

      Sean Young was named to the third team and Henry Schoonmaker received honorable mention.

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