ACC

November 13, 2013 - 12:10am
The Orange came away with the victory, but committed 25 personal fouls. New NCAA rules regarding contact are being enforced this season, causing the Orange to adjust its game.

There are lessons learned from every game, said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. In the Orange’s 89-74 win over Fordham, it was dealing with the NCAA’s new rules regarding fouls.

“If they’re going to call fouls, you’ve got to be able to play without fouling,” Boeheim said.

November 7, 2013 - 8:16pm
The Orange scored three unanswered goals to defeat Boston College and move on to play North Carolina.

Three unanswered goals lifted No. 2 Syracuse field hockey over No. 11 Boston College 3-1 in the ACC Championship quarterfinals Thursday afternoon. The win came in the first ever ACC tournament game for the Orange.

November 7, 2013 - 7:44pm
C.J. Fair will be the go-to guy for the Orange this season, but basketball beat writers Tom Rende, Tyler Greenawalt and Joe Diglio pick who will be the Orange's second option on offense.

C.J. Fair is recieving praise even before the regular season starts. He's already been named the ACC Preseason Player of the Year and looks to build on a stellar junior season where he averaged 14.5 points per game and 7 rebounds per game. Fair will get his stats, but who will become the Orange's number two man in the team's first season in the ACC?

Tom's pick: Grant is Robin to Fair’s Batman

November 7, 2013 - 6:19pm
The Orange are 2-2-1 over the last five games and have failed to produce much on offense. But if SU wins Friday, it will go into the ACC tournament an 11-6-1 record.

When Syracuse defeated the Clemson Tigers for its biggest victory to date, there wasn’t too much time to celebrate. The Orange (10-6-1) needed to immediately prepare for at least one final road trip against Wake Forest.

A win is necessary to keep its chances of reaching the ACC Tournament. The top eight teams in the regular season will advance to the conference tournament. The Demon Deacons (8-4-5), meanwhile, have already clinched a spot in the postseason and currently hold the third seed in the conference.

November 2, 2013 - 11:20am
The Orange breezed through the Holy Family Tigers by a score of 79-41, but Boeheim was able to see how his newest team played together in a game situation, especially Tyler Ennis and Michael Gbinjie.

The Orange took no time to look back after its quick start to the season when they played Holy Family University Friday night in an exhibition game. The Orange took a quick 10-point lead thanks to the sharpshooting of Trevor Cooney, and would go on to beat the Tigers 79-41.

“We did a lot of good things and we did some things that, first time out, we’re going to have to do better,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “It’s a good learning experience.”

October 27, 2013 - 9:37pm
Syracuse scored four goals and held Boston College to one goal in a big ACC upset.

Senior goaltender Kallie Billadeau called it the biggest win in team history.

While that may or may not be true, there’s no doubt Syracuse (3-4) certainly made a statement against a national powerhouse Friday night.

Sparked by 43 saves from Billadeau and goals from four different skaters, the Orange surged past No. 3 Boston College (5-2), 4-1, in front of 258 fans at Tennity Ice Pavilion.

October 27, 2013 - 1:20pm
Neither team could find the back of the net until the 56th minute, when Maryland's Dan Metzger fired the winning goal for the Terrapins.

The Orange men's soccer team (9-5-1, 2-5-1 ACC) hosted No. 12 Maryland (7-3-5, 4-1-3 ACC) in a pivotal conference match-up Saturday. In the end, the Terrapins emerged with a narrow 1-0 victory, courtesy of UMD’s Dan Metzger.

October 25, 2013 - 11:30am
The women's soccer team could not stop Maryland, eventually losing 3-1 in the final home game of the year.

With its season on the line, the Syracuse Orange took to the field at the SU Soccer Stadium for the last time in 2013 on a cold and rainy Thursday night.  Syracuse (7-9-1) took on a strong ACC opponent in Maryland (8-8-0), with both teams looking to make a push for the ACC tournament.  In the first ever meeting between the two, Maryland managed to pull off a 3-1 win, effectively ending SU’s chances of making the ACC tournament.

October 19, 2013 - 9:53pm
The Orange had no answer on defense for the Yellow Jackets triple option offense and couldn't respond with any offense, leading to the blowout loss.

Georgia Tech ran all over Syracuse on offense and shutout the Orange out on defense, leading to a 56-0 win Saturday. 

Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2) snapped a three-game losing streak by executing its triple option attack to perfection as well as making big plays on defense and special teams. It was clear from the start that Syracuse (3-4, 1-2) hadn’t seen anything like the triple option and head coach Scott Shafer acknowledged that fact after the game.

October 19, 2013 - 6:25pm
Freshman Tyler Ennis and sophomore transfer Michael Gbinije may be new to the team, but the entire SU team is new to the ACC.

The Syracuse men’s basketball team received a warm welcome to the Atlantic Coast Conference earlier this week at ACC media day. The Orange were picked to finish second in the league, behind only Duke, and senior forward C.J. Fair was selected as the preseason conference player of the year.