Rakeem Christmas, Michael Carter-Williams, and Trevor Cooney have committed to the Syracuse men's basketball team. All three players were ranked in ESPNU's Top 100 prospects, and each will help the Orange in different ways.
In today’s world of college basketball, half the battle is recruiting. Coaches can win games, but players win championships. Coaches spend their summer days in hot, sweaty gyms, looking to find the best talent across the country for that simple reason.
Recruiting is vital in building a program and sustaining its success. This year’s Syracuse University three-man recruiting class though, could not only sustain the always prestigious program, but hopefully, elevate it to a new status.
The Syracuse track and field team traveled to Cornell for the second straight week in a final tuneup for the upcoming Big East Championships. Senior Kwaku Boah had a good day in the field events for the Orange.
For the second straight weekend, the Syracuse University track and field team competed at Cornell University. Similarly, for the second straight weekend, senior thrower Kwaku Boah torched the competition.
Boah competed in his signature events – the hammer throw and shot put – placing in the top five in each. In the hammer throw, Boah took home the title with a toss of 53.73 meters. As for shot put, Boah placed third with a throw of 14.52 meters.
Career-high 8 points for Tee Ladouceur lead Syracuse before match up against Georgetown
The No. 18 Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team (10-7, 7-1 Big East) clinched at least a share of the Big East regular season title after a 20-6 victory over the Villanova Wildcats (5-11, 1-7 Big East) at Villanova, Pa. Tee Ladouceur led the way for the Orange offense with a career-high 8 points.
The No. 18 Syracuse women's lacrosse team held off a late rally from No. 7 Loyola in Baltimore, to upset the Greyhounds, 10-9, and stretch their longest winning streak of the season to four games.
The No. 18 Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team upset the No. 7 Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds Friday, 10-9, in Baltimore. The Orange improved to 9-7 (6-1 Big East) and increased their longest winning streak of the season to four games.
The Orange started off the first half strong when Catherine Rodriguez scored at the 28:27 mark, but the Greyhounds responded. Caroline Hager and Abby Rehfuss both scored shortly after Rodriguez’s goal, giving the Greyhounds a 2-1 lead.
Syracuse continued its hot play of late, demolishing Pittsburgh, 7-0 on the road. The win gave the Orange a 4-2 mark on their recent six-game road trip.
In its final road match of the 2011 season, the Syracuse women’s tennis team dominated the Pittsburgh Panthers, 7-0. The Orange finished the season 6-6 away from home, including going 4-2 over a difficult six game road trip.
Georgetown limits sales of single-game tickets to alumni, donors.
Syracuse fans who live near our nation's capital have gotten used to filling the Verizon Center stands each year when SU travels to Georgetown. But this year, the Hoyas have made buying tickets much more difficult, The Post-Standard reports.
Syracuse won its second consecutive road game to pick up its 20th win of the season, as it defeated South Florida Saturday, 72-49.
A dash of good defense plus a dose of Rick Jackson were the ingredients that Jim Boeheim needed to put together a win in Tampa Saturday. The Orange’s patented 2-3 zone defense held South Florida to 35 percent (18-of-51) shooting and led Syracuse to a 72-49 win.
Jeremy Hazell got hot early and poured in 28 points to help Seton Hall rout Syracuse at home and push the Orange's losing streak to three.
With 6:14 left in the second half the Syracuse faithful had seen enough. Jeremy Hazell had just converted a three-point play off of a fast break putting Seton Hall up by 24. Most of the 21,950 in attendance headed to the exits in disdain as Hazell hosted his own coming out party in the Dome, leading the Pirates to a 90-68 win.
The Orange finished off its conference season with a 23-6 home loss to the disappointment of the Carrier Dome crowd.
Syracuse University football has been rejuvenated this year no doubt. The clinching of bowl eligibility is proof. But as much as this team has improved, last night’s offensively stagnant 23-6 loss to the Connecticut Huskies at the Carrier Dome showed how much room for improvement there is.