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February 17, 2012 - 5:54pm
The 2012 season starts in Carrier Dome Sunday for the Syracuse University men's lacrosse team in game against Albany — but who will replace the seven lost starters from last year's team?

The Syracuse University lacrosse team enters this season having lost one of the most decorated senior classes in Orange history.

February 15, 2012 - 2:32pm
First-year player Kaillie Goodnough has the second most points among any Orange defender so far this season.

Kaillie Goodnough, a defenseman for the Syracuse women’s ice hockey team, paused as she thought of how to describe something interesting about herself.

“I live on a farm,” she said. “It’s not what a lot of people expect, but it brought me up well.”

February 13, 2012 - 10:28pm
Orange drops the Cardinals for the first time in the past eight meetings

It was close, a little too close.

It was a back and forth battle between No. 2 Syracuse (26-1, 13-1) and No. 18 Louisville (20-6, 8-4), but the Orange used a 6-0 run in the final minutes to pull off the 52-51 victory over the Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center. The win snaps a seven-game losing streak for the Orange against the Cardinals, and gives them a two-game lead over Marquette in the Big East.

February 13, 2012 - 8:25am
No. 8 Syracuse beats No. 7 Maryland in friendly scrimmage

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team mounted a comeback in the final minute of the fourth quarter Sunday to beat No. 7 Maryland 11-9 in the first scrimmage of the afternoon. The Orange then fell to Canisius 11-10 after a Golden Griffin goal with one second left on the clock.

The last time Syracuse played against Maryland was during the quarterfinals of last year's NCAA tournament. The Orange lost in overtime in that game.

February 12, 2012 - 2:38pm
Junior center Kayla Alexander scored 20 points and collected 12 rebounds in the Orange's second straight Big East loss

The Syracuse women’s basketball team (15-7, 7-5) fell to Louisville (18-7, 7-5) 89-62 on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. Junior center Kayla Alexander scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cardinals.

The Orange had two other players score in double-figures with sophomore guard Rachel Coffey and junior guard Elashier Hall, both of whom scored 11 points.

February 11, 2012 - 7:01pm
No. 2 Syracuse pulls away from the Huskies during a second-half surge and wins its 25th game of the season.

Syracuse (25-1, 12-1 Big East) used a late second-half spurt to pad its lead and defeat a tough Connecticut (15-9, 5-7 Big East) squad Saturday in the Carrier Dome in front of 33,430 fans.

February 9, 2012 - 12:57pm
Senior SU distance runner Griff Graves is waiting for his chance to return to the track.

Everybody who runs does so with a purpose.  For some, that purpose may be to get in or stay in shape. For some, it may be for the ultimate enjoyment of playing another sport. But for others, it may be for the enjoyment of the run itself.  For many, there may be multiple purposes.

For Griff Graves, a senior distance runner on the track and field team, that purpose is singular: “Winning,” Graves said.  And no, Griff Graves is not a pseudonym for Charlie Sheen.

February 9, 2012 - 12:06am
Kris Joseph was SU's best player on the court Wednesday

1. SU needs senior Scoop, not sophomore Scoop

February 8, 2012 - 11:11pm
Kris Joseph nails 3-pointer during extra play that the No. 2 Orange need to top No. 12 Hoyas.

There was no way No. 2 Syracuse (24-1, 11-1) was going to let No. 12 Georgetown (18-5, 8-4) just walk into the Carrier Dome and beat them. There was no way senior forward Kris Joseph was going to let his team lose against their Big East rival. And there was no way Jim Boeheim was going to have to wait until another game for win number 880 to pull ahead of Dean Smith for the third most wins by a coach in NCAA Division I history.

February 7, 2012 - 10:22pm
Syracuse was only able to score 19 points in the first half against ND

Poor shooting plagued the Syracuse women's basketball team (15-10, 4-7) in their 74-55 loss to No. 2 ranked Notre Dame (24-1, 11-0) on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. SU shot 19% from the field in the first half which enabled the FIghting Irish to get off to a quick start with easy transition buckets.