January 23, 2010 - 8:52pm
The high-flying Syracuse men’s basketball team held off Marquette, 76-71, in Big East action Saturday afternoon, giving returning students a taste of success to come.

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away –Job 1:21

For the second consecutive Saturday, No. 5 Syracuse let a Big East opponent believe that a miracle comeback was about to occur. It was West Virginia last weekend, and this afternoon the hopeful wore “Marquette” on their jerseys. 

Holding a 17-point lead with 3:45 remaining and fans buttoning up their winter coats, the Orange started to make mistakes that led to three-pointers for the Eagles. Marquette got within four points, 75-71, after a Maurice Acker triple with 10 seconds left. 

January 2, 2010 - 12:12pm
An intramural name not only must reflect the team's personality but also elicits chuckles (and envy) from fellow players.

They know it’s not politically correct. But hey, it rhymes. It’s funny. It’s original.

And here, it’s OK to fashion a slightly offensive, definitely hilarious team name.

So “The Fightin’ Whities” live on. Ironically sporting black T-shirts, the band of Caucasian males participate in the ‘B’ division of intramural basketball.

The name has two meanings. First, they’re all white. Second, they are proudly alluding to underpants, the article of clothing that unites us all.

December 29, 2009 - 12:33am
A staple of the Syracuse skyline for nearly 30 years, the Dome has housed a wide range of memorable moments.

It is a landmark on the Syracuse University campus that has been around for nearly 30 years.  The Carrier Dome opened Sept. 20, 1980, and has been a staple on the Syracuse hill ever since.

December 28, 2009 - 3:39pm
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.” 

December 5, 2009 - 11:53pm
The traits of Wes Johnson elevate the Orange in a 101-55 smothering of visiting Maine Saturday night in the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse superstar forward Wes Johnson does everything on the basketball court. 


December 3, 2009 - 11:45am
Syracuse University posted its 11th consecutive victory, defeating little Wagner (2-4) in women’s basketball, 93-55, Wednesday night.

Witness the power of the 23rd letter of the alphabet. It's everywhere, most notably in the fairer sex. Women are everywhere in Syracuse: the mayor-elect, the county executive, even the chancellor of the university.

November 22, 2009 - 1:02am
With recruits on the sideline and the parents in the stands for Senior Day, Syracuse dominated No. 25 Rutgers, 31-13.

The state of Syracuse football, and the status of the health care system in the United States, has run a similar path.

Hype and hope surrounded the hiring of Marrone (an alum and successful NFL coordinator), as well as the election of President Barack Obama (a community leader with pointed ideas and a lasting voice). Today, the products of both men move forward toward its goal after adversity, using solid footing and some timely motivation to invigorate the masses once more. 

November 14, 2009 - 12:17am
The Syracuse women’s basketball team opened its season at the Carrier Dome for the first time in program history, using stifling defense to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson, 65-45, Friday night.

People are strange, when you’re a stranger.

November 10, 2009 - 2:05am
SU head basketball coach Jim Boeheim reached a coaching milestone with Syracuse's 75-43 victory over Albany Monday night.

Jim Boeheim’s key to success all these years can be attributed to a rare tool he utilizes: the 2-3 zone defense.

October 31, 2009 - 7:30pm
“Bad stuff happens but you have to keep positive and keep moving forward.” - SU running back Delone Carter on his red zone fumble.

With all eyes on the backup quarterbacks coming into Saturday’s Big East football game between fifth-ranked Cincinnati and Syracuse, the Bearcats rode the plays of its second-string signal caller, Zach Collaros, to a 28-7 victory in the Dome before an announced Halloween attendance of 33,802 on Saturday afternoon.