Sports: Multimedia Belt

May 29, 2009 - 1:12pm
Competition runs high when SU sororities play Powder Puff football for charity.

A wide receiver and cornerback matched glares as the sun set over a vast grass field on a Sunday afternoon. Tension runs high as the crowd chants and cheers as they line the sidelines. One score could end the game as the teams compete in overtime of the championship game.

Amidst all these scenes of a typical football game there is something different. The players on the field are not wearing a helmet and pads, they are wearing flags. The players are not bulky men ready to bring down the opponent at all costs, but rather sorority girls eager to pull a flag off their counterparts.

April 24, 2009 - 11:06am
SU's female basketball fans aren't all that different from the boys.

Kristin Petrella is a huge Orange fan. She might not paint her body blue and orange or get belligerently drunk before the game with a group of sports-crazed buddies, but she makes sure to support Syracuse University's men's basketball team in her own way.

Petrella was a cheerleader in high school. She attributes her over-abundance of school spirit to her years on the squad. 

April 23, 2009 - 12:15pm
On the Ice with Syracuse University’s Synchronized Skating Team

The Orange Experience Synchronized Skating Team is more than just a club sport at Syracuse University. It’s a way of life. The fourteen girls on the team devote hours on and off the ice every week to perfect their competition routine.

Though their peers know little about the sport, the girl’s enthusiasm outweighs their small fan base. As a nationally established collegiate team, they’ve managed to make their mark on the ice and on each other.