Carrier Dome

August 31, 2011 - 4:40pm
The Syracuse University Marching Band spends several days before the start of fall semester to train acclimate new members to life behind the end zone.

Sam Brickfield stood between two groups standing in the Carrier Dome weeks before the fall semester would start. One row of orange-shirted students, standing at attention, faced a line of students, some still wiping tears from their eyes. Seven minutes earlier, many of them said speedy goodbyes to family members they wouldn’t see for months.

May 26, 2011 - 9:44am
Although Syracuse has the largest indoor arena within 260 miles, major concerts and community events are rare because of its commitment to Orange athletics and campus activities.

Looming over the Syracuse skyline is a 527,320 square foot mass of gray cement on the campus of Syracuse University. Though bland to the eye on its exterior, the building frequently radiates orange and the emotion of fervent fans from the inside.

The Carrier Dome is a staple of the university, providing a lifetime of memories for its guests. It welcomes students on preview days, bids them farewell during commencement and hosts countless events in between.

May 16, 2011 - 3:00am
Syracuse jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and then pulled away in the second half to defeat a pesky Siena squad 10-4 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Syracuse moved into the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday with a 10-4 win over Siena, avenging the shocking upset to Army a year ago.

Johns Hopkins transfer Tommy Palasek played a big role in getting the Orange out of the first round this season, having his hand in each of Syracuse’s first four goals.

May 15, 2011 - 1:33am
The annual spring exercise honors nearly 5,500 SU graduates, many of whom stayed connected with Facebook, Twitter and their social networks throughout the ceremony.

As has been a tradition for more than a century, the school year on The Hill concluded Sunday with a graduation ceremony.

This year, 5,459 degrees were awarded to Syracuse University students while the joint commencement with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students honored 475 of its students as well.

May 10, 2011 - 2:18pm
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.

May 1, 2011 - 12:01am
The SU men's lacrosse team handed Notre Dame its first loss of the season Saturday, in the form of an 11-8 setback. The win put the Orange in position to win the Big East and lock up the No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Syracuse used offensive creativity and great goaltending to defeat No. 1 Notre Dame, 11-8, Saturday, in a front of 14,751 fans. Senior attacker Stephen Keogh scored four goals for SU and senior goaltender John Galloway stifled Notre Dame with 12 saves.

“We’re out there having fun and it’s showing,” senior midfielder Joel White said.

April 23, 2011 - 9:39pm
The No. 19 ranked SU women's lacrosse team evened it's record Saturday with a blowout win over Cincinnati. The Orange blasted the Bearcats, 20-3.

On Senior Day, the No. 19 Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team improved to 7-7 (5-1 Big East) after its best performance of the season, a 20-3 rout of the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-13, 0-7) Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

The Orange’s relentless attack ignited with Katie Webster’s only goal of the match at the 27:24 mark, and never slowed down after that.

April 16, 2011 - 5:30pm
The White squad beat the Blue squad Saturday in the Syracuse football Spring game, 13-7, in part to a one-yard touchdown run by tailback Antwon Bailey.

Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone decided to bring a change to this year’s spring game, which is normally just a scripted, glorified scrimmage. Instead, Marrone split his coaching staff and team into two and spent his time observing the two squads from about 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage.

April 10, 2011 - 7:11pm
Thousands of participants attended Syracuse University's ninth annual Relay for Life, raising more than $165,000 for the American Cancer Society.

As the clock ticked closer to 7 p.m., the Carrier Dome was buzzing with excitement as students pitched tents, unfurled sleeping bags and set up activity tables for Syracuse University’s ninth annual Relay for Life.

March 15, 2011 - 6:57am
From the national anthem singers to hecklers in Otto's Army, SU's dominance in the sport draws die-hard fans and dedicated workers to the the Carrier Dome.

When the Syracuse men's lacrosse team takes the Carrier Dome field, it's almost guaranteed there will be thousands in the stands cheering for the Orange. 

So with a No. 1 ranking and another national title in sight, SU opened its season Feb. 20 against Denver with nearly 5,000 lacrosse-crazed fans eager to witness the Orange and Pioneer clash.