January 17, 2012 - 9:31am
Syracuse defeated Pittsburgh for the first time since 2006

No. 1 Syracuse (20-0, 7-0) opened up with a 13-0 run and never looked back as they defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers (11-8, 0-6) Monday night in the Carrier Dome, 71-63. With the win, Syracuse set the mark for its best start in school history.

That wasn’t the only record set Monday night, as coach Jim Boeheim won his 876th game to tie legendary coach Adolph Rupp for the fourth most wins by a NCAA Division I coach.

January 8, 2012 - 7:11pm
Turnovers cost the Orange against Rutgers, while Iasia Hemingway scored a career-high 33 points in a victory over Pittsburgh.

Syracuse vs Rutgers

The Orange fell to the Scarlet Knights 55-44 on Tuesday, Jan 3., in Piscataway, N.J. SU’s women's basketball team put up a fight but it wasn’t enough to hold off No. 10 Rutgers. 

December 9, 2011 - 4:20am
Zach Tomaselli, the third accuser in the Bernie Fine scandal, has officially filed suit in Pittsburgh against the former associate head coach.

The third accuser in the Bernie Fine scandal, Zach Tomaselli, filed a civil suit Thursday against the former associate head coach of Syracuse University's men's basketball team. Tomaselli alleges that Fine molested him in a Pittsburgh hotel room on that he stayed at with Fine and the rest of the Syracuse basketball team on Jan. 21, 2002.

December 3, 2011 - 11:39pm
The Syracuse University football team could not secure a bowl bid in its season finale, losing to the University of Pittsburgh, 33-20. The loss marks the fifth-straight for SU to end the season.


The final death of this team was not painless. Nor was it quick. Once again, turnovers, penalties and a lack of red zone execution were key factors.

There was a ray of hope, though, a moment where it seemed like Syracuse (5-6, 1-6 Big East) would come back into this game. Sure, there was 94 yards to cover, but 12 of them had already disappeared on one throw, a nice slant to widereceiver Alec Lemon. As Ryan Nassib broke the huddle, it seemed like the Orange might finally win one after a long, four-game skid.

December 2, 2011 - 8:27pm
Last season, senior linebacker Dan Vaughan contributed on special teams. But the Pittsburgh native left his impression on SU football this year, as the team’s season-defining game shifts to western Pennsylvania’s Heinz Field.

Growing up, Dan Vaughan didn’t live far away from the University of Pittsburgh’s current home field.

“I live about seven miles from the stadium,” Vaughan said.

October 8, 2011 - 12:25am
Syracuse women's soccer continues to roll in conference play, defeating Pittsburgh, 3-0.


The Syracuse University Women’s soccer team (6-4-3, 5-2 Big East) extended its longest winning streak of the season to four on Friday after defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-10-4, 0-5-2 Big East) in Pittsburgh, P.A.

September 18, 2011 - 2:29pm
It's official, the Atlantic Coast Conference officially accepted the applications Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh Sunday morning.

The Atlantic Coast Conference confirmed during a teleconference Sunday what everyone in the country already assumed, Syracuse and Pittsburgh are joining the conference. The most telling note to take away from the announcement, though, is that the ACC and both schools said they intend to honor their contractual commitments to the Big East Conference, which include staying in the conference 27 months after notifying the league of a move.

September 17, 2011 - 12:09am
The New York Times reports the two Big East schools have talked about leaving for the ACC.

Syracuse became one of the seven founding members of the Big East Conference in 1979. Three years later, the University of Pittsburgh joined to become the ninth team in the conference. Both schools, though, are currently in talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pete Thamel of the New York Times reports.

January 27, 2011 - 1:37am
Syracuse continued its dominance on the boards to beat Pittsburgh 69-60 at the Carrier Dome.

Entering Wednesday night’s game versus Pittsburgh, the Syracuse women’s basketball team was ranked first in the nation in rebounding margin. The Orange relied once again on their defensive prowess, as they  beat the Panthers 69-60.

Syracuse out-rebounded the Panthers by a 50-36 margin, in a game dominated by physical play. Four Orange players had eight or more rebounds each.

January 2, 2010 - 7:03pm
The Pitt basketball team won for the fifth time in six trips to the Carrier Dome, and exposed the weaknesses of fifth-ranked Syracuse in the process.

No big names, no expectations and no fear. The defensive-minded Pittsburgh Panthers stalled the high-scoring Orange men’s basketball attack Saturday afternoon, and served up the first SU loss in the Dome since Halloween with a 82-72 Big East victory.