Freshman Tyler Ennis and sophomore transfer Michael Gbinije may be new to the team, but the entire SU team is new to the ACC.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team received a warm welcome to the Atlantic Coast Conference earlier this week at ACC media day. The Orange were picked to finish second in the league, behind only Duke, and senior forward C.J. Fair was selected as the preseason conference player of the year.
The energy of SU basketball began Friday night, and some saw what Syracuse basketball is like for the first time.
Throughout our daily routines, we rarely stop to think about the energy that surrounds us – the energy it takes to turn on the lights, the energy that goes into the production of our food or the energy used to heat our showers.
However, as I stood in the student section of the Carrier Dome last night for my freshman introduction to the long-awaited basketball season, energy was all I could think about. Never before had I been in a place where so much enthusiasm and excitement was packed into one building.
Never before had I experienced anything quite like Orange Madness.
The two squads displayed what each respective team will look like the annual Orange Madness. The event officially kicks off the start of the college basketball season.
The glitz and glamour of Orange Madness kicked off the start of the basketball season for both the men and women’s basketball team. The one night spectacle was held in front of a Syracuse crowd that got its first taste of what the 2013-2014 season may look like for both squads.
ESPNU will televise portions of the event, which gives the nation its first look at the Syracuse men's and women's basketball teams.
The official start of the 2013-2014 college basketball season is almost here.
This year's Orange Madness is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18 in the Carrier Dome, according to the Syracuse University Athletic department. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the event scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ESPNU plans to televise portions of the event as part of the station's four-hour Midnight Madness coverage of college basketball. Admission is free for all SU and ESF students, while general admission tickets will be sold for $5 on Oct. 7.
Fair announces he will return for his senior year instead of declaring for the NBA draft.
It looks like the Syracuse basketball team won’t be losing a fourth starter to graduation and the NBA. CJ Fair decided Wednesday to stay for his senior year at Syracuse, according to SU Athletics.
“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me,” said Fair. “I'm excited about working hard with my teammates to put together another great season and graduating has also been a goal of mine.”
The Orange fade on college basketball's biggest stage, letting the chance slip away of returning Syracuse's first national championship since 2003.
Many phrases received six foot burials leading up to the Final Four:
Nobody expected Syracuse to make the Final Four.
The Syracuse 2-3 zone gives teams fits if they can’t shoot three pointers.
Jim Boeheim is retiring after this season.
The truthiness in each is debatable (except for the last one after tonight’s press conference—he is not). But one obvious point that few expected to come to light before Syracuse’s 61-56 loss to Michigan in the NCAA Championship semifinal proved to be the straw that broke the donkey’s back:
Alumni, fans and students reveled in all things Syracuse at Hudson Grille on Friday, located in the center of the Final Four weekend events.
The corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street Parkway brings Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center and the Georgia Dome together in one cohesive neighborhood that screams Atlanta. For one weekend, Syracuse owns that corner.
After running through the East region, the fourth-seeded Orange face the Michigan Wolverines, who won the South region.
It’s been 10 long years since the Orange played for a spot in the championship game. But this week, Syracuse heads to Atlanta for the Final Four. In a season featuring a suspended star player, a late season swoon and a Big East tournament thrill, the Orange is ready to take on the Michigan Wolverines.
“Every time you get there its special, but there’s nothing like the first time,” head coach Jim Boeheim said.
The Orange are moving on to the Final Four. Here's a recap of the weekend's games and reactions for the fans.
A weekend full of tough defense and tougher shots culminated in Syracuse’s first Final Four berth in ten years.
After a disappointing finish to the regular season and its last Big East tournament, Syracuse looked poise to prove itself on the biggest stage: the NCAA tournament. It wasn’t an easy road for the fourth-seeded Orange, who needed to push its way through Big Ten and Big East powerhouses Indiana (29-7) and Marquette (26-9) before finally re-living the Final Four dream.