Plus, SU center Arinze Onuaku is not playing in the team's Sweet 16 game tomorrow night, and the FBI is looking into threats against Democratic House members.
The New York Assembly is trying to decrease the budget cuts, according to The Post Standard. Their proposal does not have many of Gov. David Paterson's cuts to state parks, schools, public universities, and hospitals.
Plus, SU handles Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA tournament and Buzz Aldrin gets ready to "Dance with the Stars."
The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill last night by a vote of 224 to 206, but Americans shouldn't expect to see changes right away. Before any legislative changes are made, members of the Senate have to sign off on the changes made to the bill on order to address the differences between the Senate and House bills. Senate Republicans maintain they will use any legislative techniques to delay or stop the bill from passing.
The Big East Tournament has its final four teams ready to battle in primetime with the semifinals tonight in Madison Square Garden, followed by the championship on Saturday night. That’s the good news. The bad news is Friday’s action will be the day fans remember.
The Big East tournament is alive and kicking. Syracuse, Villanova, and Pittsburgh, three of the top four seeds are home resting for the Big Dance. So what's left?
Turnovers, defensive woes and a worrying injury troubled the one-seeded Syracuse Orange as they fell to eighth seed Georgetown in the Big East tournament quarterfinals, 91-84.
Two kinds of fans filled Madison Square Garden this afternoon. Half wore Orange, and stood in stunned silence. The other half wore just about anything else, and cheered as loud as they could for the top seed to fall. They got their wish.
Six minutes into the second half, Syracuse watched their lead dwindle from a game high nine points, to one point in under two minutes. And with a 2-point field goal by Vee Sanford, Georgetown took the lead and never lost it.
Seniors Arinze Onuaku and Andy Rautins play final game in Carrier Dome, first as nation’s No. 1 team.
Fifth-year seniors Arinze Onuaku and Andy Rautins stepped onto the Carrier Dome floor for the last time of their college careers, yet the night was as much about firsts as finales.
Onuaku and Rautins strutted onto Jim Boeheim Court for the first time as members of the number one team in the country. And it was their first time walking off as outright Big East regular season champions.
It was an offensive battle against the Friars on Tuesday night, but the Orange defense came out on top.
Led by Rick Jackson and Andy Rautins in a rallying, offensive shootout against Providence on Tuesday night, the No. 4 Syracuse Orange shut it down in a 99-85 win. Both players scored 28-points, a season-high for Rautins and a new career-high for Jackson.
The Orange recovered from an eight-point deficit to beat the feisty Friars and reach their highest point total in the Big East this season. The win also earned them a double-bye into the quarterfinals of the upcoming Big East tournament.
Offensive woes give Syracuse its second loss of the season in a 66-60 Valentine's Day defeat by Louisville.
For the second straight game, the Orange took an early double-digit lead, then squandered it in the final minutes. This time, they couldn’t recover.
“You can’t be in all these games and get down to the end and think you’re going to win,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “You’ve got to play better during the game and tonight offensively we just were not good. And I think that’s the bottom line.”