Syracuse Orange

December 18, 2011 - 11:25am
Waiters scores a career-high 22 points as the Orange remains unbeaten.

The No. 1 Syracuse men’s basketball team (11-0, 0-0 Big East) won its eleventh straight game to start the season after defeating the North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-4, 0-0 ACC) 88-72 Saturday at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.

The Orange had five players score in double figures. Sophomore guard Dion Waiters led all Syracuse scorers with a career-high of 22 points off the bench, senior forward Kris Joseph scored 21, and senior guard Scoop Jardine scored 16.

March 12, 2011 - 12:01am
Huskies overcome two late 3-pointers by SU's Scoop Jardine and send Syracuse packing, 76-71, in overtime

Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine pulled his team all the way back from the brink, nailing two miracle 3-point shots in the final 21 seconds to stun UConn and tie their Big East Tournament semifinal matchup at 68.

February 9, 2011 - 11:35pm
Georgetown closed Wednesday's game on a 9-1 run to escape Syracuse with a 64-56 win, the Hoyas' first at the Dome since 2002.

After righting the ship on the road, Syracuse suffered another setback at home Wednesday. The Orange hosted rival Georgetown, and despite trailing for much of the second half, the Hoyas rallied late for a 64-56 win.

The Orange played one of their best defensive games of the season and shut down the Hoyas vaunted Princeton offense for 38 minutes, but it was the final two that cost Syracuse the game.

April 24, 2010 - 7:08pm
Orange players, fans are frustrated in 14-5 victory as the winless Friars try to kill as much clock possible.

Providence College visited the Orange for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The Friars brought a 15-game losing streak that dates back to April 15, 2009 to challenge the nation’s top-ranked team.

Providence’s game plan became obvious to everybody present by the middle of the first quarter: just don’t get blown out. Despite Providence’s best efforts, Syracuse got its offense on track to beat the Friars 14-5.

April 19, 2010 - 6:17pm
After the annual spring football game, the Syracuse Orange look ready for the second year of the Marrone Era.

Ryan Nassib may have been the starting quarterback for Syracuse in the annual Spring Game, but he knows all too well that he isn’t guaranteed that spot come fall. 


Nassib was named SU’s starter early last spring, but then Greg Paulus arrived forcing him into a backup role. This year he may be competing with sophomore Charley Loeb, who proved he is worthy of a look from head coach Doug Marrone and his staff after Saturday’s Spring Game.

April 11, 2010 - 1:52am
SU's lacrosse team handily beats Princeton 13-4 Saturday at the first-ever event at New Meadowlands Stadium.

Led by senior Cody Jamieson, who had four goals and one assist on the night, the Orange controlled the game and scored at will on Princeton. The Tigers played a cautious defensive game and it cost them, as shooting lanes opened up regularly and Syracuse was able to capitalize on nearly every opportunity.

April 3, 2010 - 10:19pm
Stephen Keogh reaches his 100th career point and helps lead his team to a 15-8 victory against the Albany Great Danes.

It was a gorgeous, sunny, record-setting day at the Carrier Dome, but things were not so great for the Danes. Syracuse (6-1) brought in the heat from outside, and dominated Albany (2-6) 15-8. Today's game marked the No. 2 Syracuse Orange as the second team ever to reach 800 wins in Division-I lacrosse. Their all-time record is now 800-309-16 since 1916. 

March 29, 2010 - 8:34pm
After a poor performance recently at Hobart, the SU men’s lacrosse team gets back on track in a Monday afternoon game.

The Orange came into Monday’s game with a 5-1 record, 1-0 (Big East), fresh off a sloppy 9-8 overtime win against Hobart. The Wildcats entered the game with a 5-2 record and a two-game winning streak. But this game, the Wildcats first ever in the Big East Conference, was one Villanova would like to forget.

After getting off to a 1-0 start thanks to sophomore midfielder Michael Vigilante, the Wildcats did not have much else to cheer about. SU went on to score three consecutive goals and take a 5-2 lead going into the second quarter. 

March 23, 2010 - 4:44pm
Syracuse (30-4) travels to Salt Lake City for its Sweet Sixteen matchup with Butler (30-4). Tip-off is 7:07 p.m. EST.

Syracuse starting forward Rick Jackson getting into foul trouble was the best thing to happen to Syracuse on Sunday afternoon.

With two hands tied behind their backs (the team's other starting forward Arinze Onuaku was inactive with a leg injury), the Orange took a bat to Gonzaga’s pumpkin chariot, and put up 87 points on the Cinderella-turned-NCAA-regular.

"This is as well as we've played all year," said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. "It was a tremendous performance."

March 20, 2010 - 11:48am
Top-seeded Syracuse shook off naysayers and upset watchers, dominating No. 16 seed Catamounts, 79-56.

 

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is a new start for 65 teams. Teams get a coveted bid, push the re-set button, and go about making adjustments.

The top seeds usually need little adjustment, but Syracuse’s first No. 1 seed in 30 years came with strings attached. After winning 28 games and the Big East regular season title, Orange head coach Jim Boeheim had a to-do list that include: insert a new rotation, weather the team’s longest layoff in four months, and exorcise the Vermont demons from 2005.