After a loss to UConn, the Orange field hockey team looks to exact revenge against UMass in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
The Syracuse Orange field hockey team did not receive a top four seed in the NCAA tournament, and therefore will not play host to any games in the tournament.
After ousting Providence College 3-1, in the Big East semifinals, the Orange fell to the UConn Huskies, the team they had beaten 3-2 the weekend before for the regular season Big East championship, in the Big East Championship 4-3.
The Orange's record fell to 17-2, a half game worse than the Huskies' record of 18-2, which earned them the No. 3 seed, and home field advantage for the first two rounds of the tournament.
With a crop of new young talent and seasoned veterans, the SU women's basketball teams sets sights on reaching the NCAA tournament
The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team took the first step of their season and participated in media day at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center.
This team could prove to be the perfect blend of young and old, freshmen playing styles mixed with the upperclassmen experience. The chemistry and blend is what brings the whole thing together, creating what could be a very threating team.
SU alums Gait, Hill and Lockwood to be inducted into the Upstate New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Former Syracuse University lacrosse greats Gary Gait, Ron Hill and Charlie Lockwood will be inducted into the Upstate New York Hall of Sunday, Oct. 21 in East Syracuse.
Their induction will boost the count of SU inductees into the Hall to 19.
Gait, current head coach of the SU women’s lacrosse team and 2005 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee, set the school’s single season goals record after netting 70 in 1988. Gait was also a four-time All-American and won the National Player of the Year in 1988 and 1990.
All four players still competing in NCAA tournament.
Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, BYU's Jimmer Fredette, Duke's Nolan Smith and UConn's Kemba Walker have all been named as the finalists for the Naismith Player of the Year award, according to Sporting News. The award is given out annually to the best player of the year in college basketball.
All four players have been named as All-American's and are still competing in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
NCAA charges head football coach with failing to notify school of player infractions.
Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel has received a two-game suspension and a $250,000 fine from the NCAA for failing to notify the school of NCAA infractions incurred by Ohio State players, according to ESPN.
The players, including star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, were suspended by the NCAA in December for the first five games of the 2011 season for their involvement in selling memoribilia to a local tattoo parlor owner in exchange for free tattoos.
Jim Calhoun will be suspended for portion of the 2011-12 season.
University of Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was cited by the NCAA for failing to create an atmosphere of compliance in the basketball program. The punishment includes being suspended for three Big East games next season.
Kye Allums, a junior at George Washington University, will become the NCAA's first transgender basketball player when he plays on the University's Women's Basketball team this season.
George Washington University will be home to the NCAA's first transgender basketball player this season, according to CNN. Kye Williams, a junior forward who was a member of the team the last two seasons (as a woman), will be returning to the team again this year, but as a male.