Carrier Dome

April 16, 2012 - 9:03am
Hundreds filled the Carrier Dome on Saturday, raising more than $175,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Approximately 2,000 people gathered in the Carrier Dome on Saturday night with a story to share on how cancer has affected their friends and family.

The annual Relay for Life event took place from 7 p.m. on Saturday and ran through the night until Sunday morning. The event is a culmination of fundraising efforts that have been taking place since the end of last year’s Relay.

Though funds are still being collected, this year’s Relay has currently raised $175,000.

March 23, 2012 - 10:50pm
Jenna Caira strikes out 7 in the first home game of the season.

Home plate was near the 50-yard line, field goal posts were used as foul poles, and bases were mounted into the turf of Ernie Davis Legends Field for the first ever softball game in the Carrier Dome. 

"It was so much fun, great energy in here," head coach Leigh Ross said. "The girls were extra excited to have so many fans here."

February 29, 2012 - 9:57pm
Living Colour front man Corey Glover returns to Syracuse with funk band Galactic

In 1989, the rock group Living Colour came to Syracuse University to open for the Rolling Stones at the Carrier Dome. At the time, Boeheim's squad ranked in the top ten nationally, a democrat ran city hall, CNY had enjoyed a relatively mild winter and Carousel Mall was under construction (it was being built). So when Living Colour front man Corey Glover returned to the Salt City last night, he may have been eerily reminded of the past. After all, some things never change.

February 9, 2012 - 7:27pm
Mittens, scarves and down jackets remain stashed away on many days as Syracuse experiences an atypically mild winter.

This winter is, thus far, Syracuse's fourth warmest since 1902. And following last year's nearly record-setting winter for snowfall, the total this year in Syracuse is almost 12 feet less than at this time in February, according to the National Weather Service.

February 3, 2012 - 1:40am
Review: Rappers Rick Ross and Ludacris please large numbers with older songs at University Union's inaugural winter concert.

Krystie Yandoli loves rap. She loves it so much that her family even made a joke about it when she was growing up. Sometimes they call her Luda-Krys.

“I’m really excited to see my namesake,” said Yandoli, a senior English student, as she waited in the minutes before rappers Ludacris and Rick Ross took the stage to perform at University Union’s inaugural Rock the Dome concert. Yandoli was one of more than 7,000 who paid to see the duo.

January 5, 2012 - 1:19pm
The two Southern rappers will co-headline University Union's inaugural winter concert at the Carrier Dome.

Rappers Ludacris and Rick Ross will co-headline its Rock The Dome concert, held in the Carrier Dome on Feb. 2, University Union announced Wednesday.

The two popular Southern rappers are the first headliners for the inaugural event, a new large-scale concert in addition to the springtime Block Party.

December 2, 2011 - 9:52pm
Syracuse students showed up to counter the protests of the Westboro Baptists, but the Kansas radicals never showed.

At 5:30 p.m. on a chilly Friday night, a group of roughly a dozen students assembled beneath an American flag outside Hendricks Chapel. Wearing orange shirts and carrying colorful signs, the students milled around cracking jokes. They were preparing to protest the Westboro Baptist Church.

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.