Irish

January 22, 2012 - 12:24am
Irish hit eight three pointers to upset No. 1 Syracuse

The No. 1 team in the nation lost its first game of the season Saturday night as Notre Dame (12-8, 4-3) beat Syracuse (20-1, 7-1) 67-58 at the Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind.

The loss prevented the Orange from setting a Big East record for the best record to start the season in Big East Conference history. Instead Syracuse will settle for a tie in the category with the 2004-05 Boston College team that also started their season 20-0.

September 22, 2010 - 3:25pm
The folk-rock stand-bys ranted and roared to an adoring crowd at yesterday's Westcott Theater performance.

Let’s get something out in the open right now: the accordion is sexy.  I thought so before last night’s performance of Canada’s Great Big Sea, and now I’m ready to challenge anyone who tells me otherwise.  It’s the one instrument that rock bands avoid, and the one instrument that can get people on the dance floor without any persuading.

April 13, 2010 - 6:59pm
The Northern Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner went to college and began writing 'to make sense of a life in that time.'

Tensions between past and present, rural and urban life, the individual and the community dominated the early life of poet Seamus Heaney who grew up in the ethnically torn Northern Ireland countryside.

Heaney, 71, came from a place where he and his family “still plowed with horses, lit the fire in the morning, carried water from wells.”

“In very quick time all that changed," Heaney said.

Rapid industrialization in the 1950s pushed his family to a more urban lifestyle.

Soon afterward, Heaney went to college and began writing “to make sense of a life in that time...

December 29, 2009 - 12:50am
This traditionally Irish pocket of Syracuse hosts more than a few pubs.

You don't have to cross the pond to get a taste of Ireland's green pastures.

Syracuse's own Tipperary Hill hosts a surplus of Irish pride mixed with a multicultural flare that is uniquely American. From Cashel House, an Irish imports store, to a pizzeria owned and operated by a man whose grandparents haled from Austria and Poland, Tipp Hill's private businesses add to its old-world charm.