The Orange survived a scare Sunday slipping by William & Mary 63-60 in the Carrier Dome.
Last Sunday Jim Boeheim didn’t hold any punches back when he spoke about his team during a post game press conference after defeating Canisius. “Right now, we’re the most overrated team that I’ve ever had.”
Most fans thought Boeheim said it to motivate his squad, but if that didn’t work William & Mary did enough to get his team’s attention. On Sunday, SU survived a thriller in where they only led by two points at the half, and were knotted in a tie with less than two minutes left.
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.
SU got off to another slow start, but was able to turn it around with a strong second half to top Canisius 86-67.
There was a sense of déjà vu for the SU men’s basketball team Sunday afternoon in its home matchup with Canisius. Much like SU's opening night victory versus Northern Iowa, getting out of the starting blocks strong proved to be an issue once more in the Orange's 86-67 victory over the Golden Griffins.
Syracuse used a big second half to run away from upset-minded Northern Iowa in its season opener Friday night.
There were no glass slippers or carriage rides home Friday night for the University of Northern Iowa. The Panthers, one of last season’s Cinderella stories, ran out of magic against Syracuse as they fell to the Orange, 68-46.
Syracuse shrugged off a slow start and exploded for 45 points in the second half to pull away from the pesky Panthers. The Orange were led by Kris Joseph and Rick Jackson who each chipped in 14 points. Freshman Dion Waiters also scored in double figures for Syracuse as he chipped in 10 – seven of which came in the first half.
Syracuse University fired up to host Midnight Madness on Friday October 22nd at 7:30p.m.
Syracuse University is geared up and ready to host it’s own unique version of Midnight Madness next Friday at the Carrier Dome. Entry to AmeriCU Credit Union’s Midnight Madness is free to the public; but requires event goers to pick up a general-admission ticket limited to lower-bowl seating only while supplies last, according to The Post-Standard.
Former Orange and current Minnesota Timberwolves’ point guard Jonny Flynn will likely miss the team’s exhibition game at the Carrier Dome on October 15th while recovering from hip surgery. Flynn was expected to team up with rookie and former Orangeman Wes Johnson for the first time on the Dome floor, but will likely not be able to play until November.
SU running back Delone Carter runs for four touchdowns as the Orange crush Colgate 42-7.
It was an eventful day for football Saturday at the Carrier Dome. Members of the 1984 Syracuse team that defeated then number one Nebraska at the Carrier Dome were honored for Legends Day. It was also the renewal of a Central New York football rivalry as the Colgate Raiders made a visit to play Syracuse for the first time since 1987.