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April 7, 2012 - 9:17pm
Syracuse took down Providence Saturday in the Carrier Dome 10-9.

The No. 17 Syracuse Orange (5-4) picked up a win Saturday against the No. 11 Princeton Tigers (6-3) in front of a home crowd at the Carrier Dome. The Orange scored 4 unanswered goals during a decisive third quarter to win its first game in over two weeks. 

"It was a very good win for us," coach John Desko said. "We're gonna enjoy it for the next ten minutes here and then get ready for the (Cornell) Big Red on Tuesday."

March 10, 2012 - 11:38am
Commentary: After losing to Cincinnati on Friday night, Syracuse has only one thing left to play for: a national championship

On Friday night in the Big East Tournament semifinals, Cincinnati handed Syracuse its first loss since Jan. 21 at Notre Dame and just its second setback of the season.

December 16, 2011 - 11:16am
SU's starting guard has cousins living here in Syracuse to support him on and off the basketball court this season.

Teams rise to the top of the polls with support.

As the Syracuse University men's basketball team currently plays as the nation's No. 1 team, senior guard Scoop Jardine knows all about support.

Most fans know Jardine is a cousin to fellow teammate sophomore Dion Waiters, but the senior guard also has two more cousins who moved to Syracuse during the past year.

December 4, 2011 - 2:33pm
After the most noteworthy win of the season for the Syracuse University men's basketball team, head coach Jim Boeheim apologized for calling Bernie Fine accusers Bobby Davis and Mike Lang liars when the accusations first came to light Nov. 17.

Jim Boeheim stood solemnly at the podium Friday night. Something was definitely on the mind of the Hall-of-Fame coach. Even though No. 3 Syracuse (8-0) had just won a big game against No. 9 Florida (5-2), Boeheim was noticeably distracted. After briefly talking about the game, he apologized for initial statements regarding the accusations against former assistant coach Bernie Fine more than two weeks ago. 

November 7, 2011 - 2:07pm
A tour the Big East men's basketball conference, home to 11 NCAA Tournament teams and the reigning National Champion.

The Big East sent a record-setting 11 teams to the NCAA Tournament last March, giving more ammunition to supporters of the conference. Though only two of the 11 teams ventured past the round of 32, the conference did take home the National Championship when Connecticut defeated the Butler Bulldogs in the tournament final.

October 14, 2011 - 2:16pm
Midway through the 2011 football season, Syracuse sits in prime position for another bowl-worthy season.

This year's Syracuse football team can be described simply as heart-stopping.

Just look at the evidence. Throwing out a loss at Southern Cal, three games have gone to overtime, another came down to the final play, and the fifth required a Phillip Thomas interception with 1:36 remaining on the clock. It's been a roller-coaster season full of touchdowns and turnovers, upsets and nearly devastating losses. Here's Newshouse's recap of the Orange's season thus far. 

October 10, 2011 - 3:58pm
News and notes from Syracuse's 37-34 victory against Tulane.

The Syracuse Orange made things exciting, defeating the Tulane Green Wave with a last-second field goal, 37-34. Courtesy of the Tulane Athletic Department, “We didn’t win big but we won. So it’s a great feeling.” -Antwon Bailey.

October 6, 2011 - 10:40am
Despite the loss of Chandler Jones, the defensive end corps continues to make big plays. Now, as Jones returns to the practice field, the unit looks to become the strength of the Syracuse defense.


Going into this season, junior Chandler Jones was the player to watch on defense. After all, Jones was coming off a season with 57 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles. With five tackles and half a sack against Wake Forest, it seemed like Jones would pick up right where he left off.

September 29, 2011 - 12:12pm
As Syracuse prepares to start conference play against Rutgers Saturday, the program needs to deal with a laundry list of injuries.

Chandler Jones is known as a playmaker, a leader and the best player on the defense side for the Syracuse football team. This year was supposed to be the year the defensive end solidified his draft status, and helped lead a younger defense that lost two of its linebackers to the NFL.

Shamarko Thomas is a feared player in the secondary, someone who’s known for having a knack for collisions. The safety was supposed to be a major part of the defensive backfield, combining with Phillip Thomas to bring down ball carriers all across the field.

September 18, 2011 - 1:40am
The Syracuse football team could not stop the Trojans aerial attack, losing, 38-17.


On a day with reports of Syracuse University heading to the Atlantic Coast Conference, a Pacific-12 offense gave the Orange more than they could handle.