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  • Syracuse Basketball: Weekend review
    Coming into the 2K Classic, I was nervous about the way Syracuse would play and after a third place finish in the tournament, I am a bit disappointed by what I saw in those two games. We will start with the California game first.
  • UMBC upsets Terps; Hoyas and U-Va. teams advance
    Kay Banjo is on top of the world after UMBC upset Maryland in College Park, 1-0. Hundreds of students streamed onto the University of Maryland's Ludwig Field at the end of the NCAA men's soccer tournament match Sunday, lifting players into the air and howling into the night.
  • SU soccer comes back to beat Penn State in NCAA opener
    The Syracuse University soccer team came back to beat Penn State 2-1 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday. It was a gritty, physical match for the Orange, and neither team was able to score in the first half.
  • Syracuse field hockey loses to Connecticut in national championship game
    So many times, Syracuse was inches away from a goal. A goal that - it hoped - would lead to the team's first national title, the school's first in a women's team sport and head coach Ange Bradley's first championship as a head coach.
  • Eric Dungey, Lakeridge quarterback, commits to Syracuse Orange
    The 6-foot-4, 200-pound signal-caller has perhaps the highest ceiling of any prospect in the state of Oregon this year, combining a strong arm with elite athleticism for the position. This season, Dungey threw for 2,217 yards with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, while rushing for 868 yards and 14 scores.
  • Saturday's winners and losers
    2 team in the race for the four-team national playoffs took care of business on soggy Rich Brooks Field. Marcus Mariota passed for three touchdowns and 323 yards in what most expect to be his last game at Autzen Stadium.
  • Syracuse Cross Country: Orange Men Finish Fifth at NCAA Championship
    The Syracuse cross country teams closed their seasons on Saturday at the NCAA Championship. The Orange men earned their best finish in over 50 years taking 5th.
  • Central New York unites to become Hockeytown, USA at Frozen Dome Classic
    Well, now you can add this response to the list the next time someone asks why you live here and what it is you do to get by living in such a place. 30,175 Central New Yorkers united on Saturday night at the Frozen Dome Classic to break the professional indoor hockey record in the United States.
  • Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer suffers another 'tough loss' during a 'tough year'
    After this one had ended, after what might have been the worst performance in an awful season had come to a close, even the ol' podium-pounder seemed without his usual oomph. Scott Shafer doesn't usually lack for post-game sass.
  • Laster Posts Career-High In Men's Basketball Loss At Butler
    Eric Laster scored a career-high 24 points, and Franz Rassman had his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, but the pair combined for all but five of Loyola University Maryland's points, and the Greyhounds lost to Butler University, 80-39, on Saturday afternoon in Hinkle Fieldhouse. Laster's 22 points came as he made 4-of-6 from 3-point range, besting his previous high of 18. Rassman's 10 rebounds represented a career-high, as well. 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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    • SU Men's Soccer Team Advances to Sweet 16
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- For the second time in two seasons, the Syracuse University men's soccer team is off to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

      SU rallied for two late goals in its tourney opener against Penn State, eliminating the Nittany Lions 2-1. Emil Ekblom and Oyvind Alseth both scored for the Orange, which found itself in a 1-0 hole with 17 minutes left to play, after surrendering a penalty.

      The 9th-seeded Orange advances to the Sweet 16, where it will face 8th-seeded Georgetown on Sunday, November 30th in Washington, D.C.. The Hoyas eliminated SU in the round of 16 in 2012 -- Syracuse's last appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

      It's a trip that nearly wasn't for Syracuse.

      In the 60th minute, Orange goalkeeper Alex Bono -- a graduate of Baldwinsville's C.W. Baker High School -- was attempting to clear out the ball, but tried to slow his arm mid-throw. The result was a terribly errant pass, which ended up on the foot of PSU's Connor Maloney. 'Cuse defender Tyler Hilliard then took Maloney down just inside the box, drawing a yellow card.

      Maloney -- the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year -- converted the ensuing penalty kick, giving Penn State a 1-0 lead.

      SU responded in the 74th minute, as midfielder Oyvind Alseth sent a tremendous through pass to substitute Emil Ekblom in transition, who beat Nittany Lions goalie Andrew Wolverton on the far post for the equalizer.

      Ten minutes later, the cardiac 'Cuse struck again.

      Orange defender Jordan Murrell took a free kick from midfield and played it out wide to Alseth, who collected the pass inside the box. Alseth then played a low, curling cross to the near post, which Wolverton bounced on -- but not before the ball passed over the goal line, giving Syracuse its first lead of the match.

      SU finished the match with 19 total shots -- 10 on goal. Wolverton posted 8 saves on the day, while Bono didn't face any shots besides the PK.

    • SU Field Hockey Team Loses in Nat'l Championship
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The Syracuse University field hockey team came up just short of making school history, as the 4th-ranked Orange lost to #3 Connecticut in the NCAA national championship game 1-0. SU was seeking its first-ever national title in any women's sport.

      The Orange -- which advanced to the final for the first time in program history -- finish the season 18-6 overall. Eight of SU's eleven starters in the title tilt will return for the 2015 season.

      With their victory over Syracuse, UConn captured its second-straight NCAA D-I field hockey championship.

    • Pitt Hands Syracuse 4th Straight Loss 30-7
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The Orange football team lost its fourth game in a row, falling 30-7 to rival Pittsburgh.

      Despite the return of true freshman quarterback A.J. Long -- who was forced to miss the Duke contest with a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder -- SU just couldn't muster any kind of offensive rhythm against the Panthers. Senior running back Prince-Tyson Gulley lost a fumble on Syracuse's second offensive series, leading to a one-yard touchdown by Pitt star tailback James Conner.

      Conner's score -- his 22nd rushing TD of the year -- set a new ACC record for rushing touchdowns in a season. The sophomore back also tied the University of Pittsburgh single-season record for rushing touchdowns, held by former Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett.

      On Syracuse's next offensive drive, Long led the Orange deep into Panthers territory before throwing an interception to Lafayette Pitts in the endzone.

      In the second quarter, redshirt freshman Mitch Kimble took over at QB for the Orange. After Kimble lead SU into the red zone, freshman kicker Cole Murphy missed a 34-yard field goal attempt.

      The Panthers responded with another score, as Dontez Ford -- a former walk-on receiver at Syracuse -- hauled in an 11-yard TD pass from QB Chad Voytik, making it 17-0 Pittsburgh.

      On the ensuing drive, Kimble's pass attempt was bobbled and picked off by Bam Bradley, who returned it down to the Orange 11-yard-line.

      Three plays later, SU took back momentum, as true freshman Antwan Cordy made a diving interception in the endzone. Syracuse trailed 17-0 at halftime.

      The Orange kept things rolling on the opening drive of the third. Facing 3rd-and-9, Long found fellow freshman Steve Ishmael for a diving, 11-yard first down grab along the sideline. On the very next play, the freshman duo connected on a 46-yard completion. Ishmael beat Pitts up the middle of the field to bring down Long's play-action pass.

      SU capped the drive with a one-yard TD plunge by Ron Thompson. The defensive end lined up in the backfield, and was just able to break the plane of the goal line for the score, pulling Syracuse to within ten, 17-7.

      It would be the last glimmer of offensive success for the Orange, which finished the game with just 255 yards of total offense.

      The Panthers would add two more field goals, and a 49-yard touchdown from star receiver Tyler Boyd. The sophomore wide out finished his day with 7 catches for 126 yards.

      Syracuse (3-8, 1-6 ACC) will close out the regular season on Saturday, November 29th at Boston College. Kick-off is set for 12:30pm at Chestnut Hill.

    • SU hangs on to beat Iowa 66-63

      New York ( - Chris McCullough had 20 points and a critical steal in the final seconds that enabled No. 23 Syracuse to hold on for a 66-63 victory over Iowa in the 2K Classic third-place game.

      The Hawkeyes cut a 15-point second-half deficit down to one and had a chance to take the lead, but McCullough stepped in front of Aaron White to intercept Adam Woodbury's pass into the lane and was fouled with 8.4 seconds remaining. The talented freshman then buried two free throws to help keep Iowa at bay.

      Rakeem Christmas added 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting as Syracuse (3-1) bounced back from a surprising 73-59 loss to California in Thursday's semifinals. Trevor Cooney contributed 14 points to the win.

      Jared Uthoff led the Hawkeyes' near-comeback by netting 15 of his 20 points in the second half. White finished with 13 points and nine rebounds, while Woodbury tallied 12 points for Iowa (2-2).

    • Thornden Park Pop Warner cheer squad to compete at national level
      Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Thornden Park Pop Warner Cheer and Dance squad is heading to Orlando.

      The team advanced by placing second on Nov. 9 at the Pop Warner Regional Cheer Competition in Trenton, NJ.

      The national event is set for Dec. 12.

      According to the coaching staff, this is the first time in program history that the team has advanced to the national competition.

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