February 18, 2010 - 11:14pm
Fifth-ranked Syracuse (25-2, 12-2 Big East) remained unblemished on the road this season, holding off No. 10 Georgetown (18-7, 8-6), 75-71, in Washington, D.C. Thursday night. It was Syracuse’s first win on the Hoyas’ floor since 2004.

It was opposite night at the Verizon Center. And with one quick Kris Joseph crossover, it was back to the Same-Game for Syracuse:  one team has a huge lead, lead evaporates, Orange win, masses complain about officials.

February 12, 2010 - 12:49pm
This is the fifth installment of “Friday Five,” a weekly column with analysis and insight on the Orange, the Big East and the rest of college basketball. Love it or leave it, let the emotion flow out.

This weekend is the time to love or to hate, Halftime Snack chooses to love:

January 31, 2010 - 1:32pm
Syracuse jumps out to best start in school history with comeback win over DePaul

For the second consecutive game, Syracuse spotted its opponent an early double digit lead. And for the second time this week, SU ended up with a victory.

But this time just barely.

On Monday, fabled rival and eleventh-ranked Georgetown invaded the Carrier Dome for a heavyweight showdown. SU fell behind 14-0, but outscored the Hoyas by 31 the rest of the way for a 17-point win.

January 13, 2010 - 11:31pm
Syracuse guard Andy Rautins scored a season-high 23 points with nine assists in the 81-65 win at Rutgers Wednesday night. Rautins is the Honda Odyssey in fifth-ranked Orange’s crowded stable of victory vehicles.

Orange head coach Jim Boeheim has a basketball vehicle for every game he drives through. The veteran Big East coach knows every contest has a different course layout, an alternate track to navigate.

Some nights the road lays straight and wide, like an expressway. Boeheim moves the score with a large mass, either his A & O dump truck or his big Rig Jackson.

In Piscataway, New Jersey, site of Rutgers University, residents drive through life, one stoplight at a time.  




January 8, 2010 - 11:30am
Look at this: 3-2-1. The ball swishes through the hoop as the buzzer hits zero and it’s good!

What: The shot clock was invented to make the game of basketball more fast-paced. The clock counts down 24 seconds, and within this time whichever side has control of the ball must attempt to shoot it and hit the rim or else they forfeit the ball. The shot clock prevented teams from stalling on the court.

Who: Danny Biasone. Biasone was the owner of the NBA Syracuse Nationals. He was the first person to put the 24-second shot clock into use.

When: 1954. The shot clock was first put into use in Syracuse, New York in 1954.

December 28, 2009 - 2:39pm
As the head basketball official, Adam Beilman is immersed in SU's intramural sports scene and has seen just about everything on the court.

Before Adam Beilman officiated his first intramural sports game at Syracuse University, a supervisor gave him a word of warning. Beware, he said. People will recognize you. You are a walking bull’s eye on campus.

“I didn’t really believe him,” laughed Beilman, a junior at SU. “How important is intramurals, really? That’s what I thought.” 

October 17, 2009 - 8:52am
Orange basketball fans watch new faces, shining stars and returning heroes at the annual celebration, while Jim Boeheim shows up in a police car.

The local authorities came to the Dome Friday and corralled the madness with the help of the city’s most famous boss. 

September 24, 2009 - 11:25am
Former SU standout heads opening ceremony of sparkling basketball facility.

Former SU basketball star Carmelo Anthony is building basketball courts all over Syracuse.

Three and a half weeks ago, Anthony dedicated new outdoor basketball courts at Wilson Park, joining former Orange and NFL running back Dorsey Levens and SU head men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim as part of "Courts 4 Kids" program.