Super Bowl

March 28, 2017 - 10:31am
Super Bowl champion talks about his NFL career and life off the field as part of the “Truth Be Told” series.

As a kid at Patterson Catholic High School, Victor Cruz heard about alum Tim Thomas, a former NBA basketball player who never visited his old community. Cruz knew that he wanted to be the exact opposite.

“I want them to see me and know that I am a role model for children," Cruz said. "I am a role model for anyone that wants to be a professional athlete and activist."

February 5, 2014 - 11:10pm
A reflection and analysis of the super (and not so super) advertisements aired during America's biggest football game of the year.

What’s so great about Super Bowl commercials, anyway? Why do we care? As a good friend of mine pointed out on Facebook a few hours before the big game: “you guys know that there are commercials on literally every screen and surface of your life, every single day, right?” Touché.

January 29, 2014 - 7:10pm
In a matter of 24 hours, SUMB members will be performing at one of the largest regular season NCAA college basketball games ever and then the world's biggest annual football event.

It'll be a big weekend for sports fans, and potentially an even bigger weekend for the Syracuse University Marching Band.

The SUMB will start a nearly non-stop, 24-hour stretch Saturday night at SU's sold-out men's basketball game where a record-setting crowd of more than 35,000 fans are expected.

A mere 24 hours later, the band will find itself on an even bigger stage at MetLife Stadium in The Meadowlands, N.J., for Super Bowl XLVIII. The band is slated to perform with the Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights just before the 6:30 p.m. kick-off.

January 3, 2014 - 1:23pm
The NFL has selected The Syracuse University Marching Band, "The Pride," to perform at Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium.

And the band played on!

The Syracuse University Marching Band, that is.

The NFL, with its long history of including college marching bands in the Super Bowl, has selected the 200-member SUMB to perform at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Also selected was the Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights.

Both bands are expected to perform at 6 p.m., before the 6:30 p.m. kick-off.

February 7, 2010 - 3:20pm
Over 100 million viewers will watch a football game this evening, and the main storyline is centered around Syracuse great Dwight Freeney and his twisted ankle.

The No.1 sporting event in American athletics should be re-named this season. Rather than the call it fancy-old Super Bowl XLIV, it should be the Syracuse Bowl.