ESPNU will televise portions of the event, which gives the nation its first look at the Syracuse men's and women's basketball teams.
The official start of the 2013-2014 college basketball season is almost here.
This year's Orange Madness is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18 in the Carrier Dome, according to the Syracuse University Athletic department. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the event scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ESPNU plans to televise portions of the event as part of the station's four-hour Midnight Madness coverage of college basketball. Admission is free for all SU and ESF students, while general admission tickets will be sold for $5 on Oct. 7.
Nobody was sure if the freshman forward would be able to suit up for the Orange this season, but after weeks of speculation, the NCAA allowed Roberson to play, according to multiple reports.
It was a long wait, but the final key piece in the 2013-2014 SU basketball team is finally in place.
Tyler Roberson, a 6-foot-9-inch forward from Roselle Catholic in New Jersey, will suit up for the Orange in the team's first season in the Atlatic Coast Conference. Multiple sources confirmed this decision, including CBS Sports Network Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein:
Syracuse freshman Tyler Roberson has just been cleared by the NCAA, per a source. Will suit up for the Orange this season.
Home-field advantages play key roles in the success of a team throughout the course of the season.
Everybody knows about home field advantage and the boost that a ravenous fan base can give their team. In some places, however, that home field advantage turns from a minor factor in a team's winning equation to something that's downright terrifying for a visiting team.