Halftime Snack

October 6, 2009 - 4:19pm
The Cal State L.A. men's basketball team, with SU alum Stephen Thompson, comes to Syracuse in October for an exhibition game.

Colleges and universities across the country are tightening up the athletic department budgets, yet Cal State-Los Angeles feels the need to travel across the country for an exhibition men’s basketball game at Syracuse.

October 3, 2009 - 2:30pm
Mistakes on offense proved deadly for Syracuse Saturday, as the Orange fell to undefeated South Florida in the Big East opener for both teams.

Plenty of Homecoming and Big East talk filled the Carrier Dome with the air of expectation on Saturday, only to see the turnover-prone football team leave the door open and the South Florida Bulls ran right on through.  USF (5-0, 1-0 Big East) defeated Syracuse, 34-20, getting two rushing touchdown from Mike Ford while freshman B.J. Daniels accounted for two passing scores. The Orange fall to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big East.

October 1, 2009 - 11:04pm
The Orange runs with the Bulls on Homecoming in its Big East opener.

The Orange football team charges into the Big East opener against South Florida.

September 30, 2009 - 12:46am
Syracuse athletics is deep within Big East play, so what nuances jump out?

Five things that bother Halftime Snack about the Big East Conference, expressed as the SU teams begin league play:

1) The conference is “the nation’s largest Division I-A Conference,” according to its Web site, with 16 schools.  Yet the largest school in the Northeast by population (Penn State) is soaking up big money and high-quality players in another conference.

September 27, 2009 - 7:12pm
Trip to Gerry McNamera's hometown reveals something other than Orange football game.

The search for Syracuse fans watching from afar fell flat; Halftime Snack went to Scranton, Pa. and couldn't even find a piece of Dunder Mifflin paper.

September 25, 2009 - 12:43am
Syracuse seeks easy win with arrival of Division I-AA opponent.

The Orange football team play the second contest in a six-game homestand.  Saving on travel costs?  Genius, Dr. Gross.

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.

September 23, 2009 - 11:46pm
Beauty and pageantry liven Manley Field House

The Salt City was gray on this Wednesday. 

The colors in Manley tonight, ran warm and bright.

The Big Red from Cornell warmed up first, took the lead with a burst.

Our Orange was mad, Coach Pu was snorting.

Easy point: Homann quick to Morton.

Kacie at bat, Kacie on attack.

September 20, 2009 - 12:59am
Syracuse wins game on last-second field goal.

Let the warm waters of a SU victory was over us!  The Orange pull in the first win of the Doug Marrone era in dramatic fashion as freshman Ryan Lichtenstein’s 42-yard field goal as time expired gave Syracuse a 37-34 win over visiting Northwestern Saturday evening before 40,251 fans at the Carrier Dome.

September 18, 2009 - 7:58pm
Syracuse wraps up Big Ten slate against Wildcats.

The Dome party continues this weekend; Coach Mac and SU lax atop VIP list.