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August 28, 2014 - 1:19am
Slate highlighted by home-and-home with Duke, road trip to UNC

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The ACC released its full men's basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season Wednesday afternoon. The obvious headliner on Syracuse's calendar is a return visit by the Duke Blue Devils to the Carrier Dome on Feb. 14. The game will be televised on ESPN.

August 2, 2014 - 9:17pm
Orange players and head coach Scott Shafer expecting improved offense and win total.

“Excitement” seemed to be the most popular word thrown around Syracuse University’s 2014 football media day at Manley Field House on Saturday afternoon.

In front of more than 25 media members, Orange head coach Scott Shafer talked about the excitement and expectations surrounding the program prior to his second year at the helm.

“I probably slept the best I’ve slept last night,” Shafer said. “I finally got to get in front of them as a group and talk to them about all that we’re looking to forward to…we’re fired up about the future.”

July 28, 2014 - 6:06pm
Syracuse head football coach sets season goal of eight victories during ESPN visit Monday.

Syracuse clawed its way to a bowl game last season, the school's first in the ACC, but head coach Scott Shafer is expecting even more in 2014.

Shafer joined Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Louisville's Bobby Petrino and four other ACC coaches as part of ESPN's mid-summer "car wash" on Monday. The annual event invites coaches from around the country to appear across multiple platforms at the network's Bristol, Conn., headquarters.

April 16, 2014 - 6:44pm
Football players will alternate between all-blue, all-white or all-grey uniforms throughout next year.

Every day, SU head coach Scott Shafer said he’d walk down the hallway next to his office and see how the program, the players and the uniforms have changed over the years. And Wednesday at Destiny USA, Shafer and the team unveiled a new look the Orange will wear during the 2014-2015 season.

April 12, 2014 - 9:47pm
Kayla Treanor led the women's team past the No. 1 Tar Heels, while Billy Ward scored in double overtime to put the men on top.

Saturday marked a monumental day in Syracuse lacrosse history.

Not only did both the men’s and women’s teams beat the University of North Carolina, but the wins came in front of record-breaking crowds.

March 27, 2014 - 3:56pm
Draft experts predict Ennis will be drafted in the middle of the first round.

Less than a week after losing in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, Tyler Ennis announced he will be declaring for the 2014 NBA draft.

“I’d like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans of Syracuse for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse,” Ennis said. “I feel this experience has helped prepare me to fulfill my lifelong dream – to play in the NBA.”

March 19, 2014 - 12:03am
How do the No. 3 Orange stack up against the No. 14 Broncos?

Just two and a half hours west of Syracuse and the Carrier Dome, No. 3 Syracuse will take on No. 14 Western Michigan Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Despite the gap in seeding, the two teams come into the tournament going in the completely opposite directions.

March 14, 2014 - 9:22pm
TJ Warren scores 28 as the Wolfpack slips past Syracuse, 66-63, in the Orange's first ACC tournament appearance.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The end seemed so familiar to Syracuse. Down by three points with about six minutes to go, Friday’s ACC quarterfinal against N.C. State mirrored the game played at the Carrier Dome on Feb. 15.

But this time, instead of a phenomenal defensive play resulting in a C.J. Fair layup to win the game, Syracuse missed six shots in the final seconds in a 66-63 loss to N.C. State in Greensboro.

February 22, 2014 - 11:18pm
The Orange fell to No. 5 Duke in a controversial ending.

Syracuse was on top of the college basketball world after a 25-0 start to the season and No. 1 ranking. Now the Orange (25-2, 12-2 ACC) are amid a two-game losing streak and facing a drop in the polls after a 66-60 loss at Duke (22-6, 11-4 ACC) Saturday.

A rematch of one of the best games of the year lacked the offensive firepower of the first contest at the Carrier Dome. The Orange shot just 38.7 percent, hitting 24-of-62 field goals. The Blue Devils hit 47.9 percent of their shots, but were relatively quiet from three-point range, hitting 7-of-21 shots from beyond the arc.

February 20, 2014 - 11:29am
An inefficient C.J. Fair combined with a deadly three-point barrage by the Golden Eagles ended SU's undefeated season.

Luck isn’t everlasting, and Syracuse found that out the hard way Wednesday night when it lost in overtime Boston College, 62-59. The loss is the first for the Orange after they started the season winning the first 25 games in a row, one of them coming against the Golden Eagles last month.

“I’m really happy that we’ve won 25 games,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “That’s a great thing, but we can’t be thinking about that.”