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September 23, 2012 - 1:27am
Costly turnovers, penalties bury SU's chances against the Golden Gophers as the Orange fall to 1-3 on the year.

Syracuse committed four turnovers and Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood scored two rushing touchdowns to give the Gophers a 17-10 victory Saturday night in Minneapolis.

September 18, 2012 - 12:12am
The SU field hockey team finish the weekend 2-0, pushing its win total to seven on the year.

All-American Liz McInerney had a career day, scoring once and adding three assists as No. 2 Syracuse dominated Kent State with a score of 7-1 on Sunday.

The Orange (7-0) held the Golden Flashes (4-5) in submission right from the beginning, maintaining ball possession for more than 60 percent of the game.

McInerney credited her performance on the players she set up the goals for.

September 15, 2012 - 3:07am
SU field hockey continues its fine play this season as Big East play begins against Villanova.

Syracuse's field hockey team — ranked No. 2 in the nation — opened up Big East play on Friday with a less-than-dominant 5-2 victory over the Villanova Wildcats.

Sophomore Lauren Brooks and junior Leonie Geyer each scored two goals in the game, and the Orange (6-0) held a 4-0 lead at halftime over the Wildcats (4-3).

The reigning Big East champions last saw Villanova in the Big East semifinals, where the Orange handily beat the 'Cats 3-0 behind goals from three different players, including All-American Kelsey Millman.

September 9, 2012 - 12:06am
USC's quarterback threw six TDs at MetLife Stadium as SU suffered second straight loss of the season.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The last time the Syracuse Orange played in a major New York stadium, they dominated en route to their first bowl victory in nine years. However, in New York’s College Classic at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, it was the Orange that was dominated by a more potent USC offense.  Syracuse (0-2) fell to Southern California (2-0) 43-29.

September 1, 2012 - 8:42pm
Orange overcomes early mistakes but ultimately drops home opener, 42-41.

The Syracuse Orange completed a 22-point comeback behind a record-breaking performance from Ryan Nassib, but a late Northwestern touchdown propelled the Wildcats to a 42-41 victory.

Midway through the third quarter, the Orange found itself down 35-13. Plagued throughout the first three quarters by mental mistakes and penalties, Syracuse seemed destined for a disappointing loss. The game was far from over, though.

May 8, 2012 - 11:54am
Professional artist and Syracuse sports fan Michael Borkowski has applied his own original look to the school's popular mascot.

Michael Borkowski fell in love with Syracuse sports from the stands in the newly constructed Carrier Dome. The Syracuse native watched firsthand as Dick MacPherson rebuilt the football program and Jim Boeheim coached the basketball team to national prominence in the early '80s.

Only one thing confused Borkowski: the lack of an official mascot. Syracuse University hadn't yet adopted Otto the Orange, and was in the middle of a mix-and-match dark period of mascots that confused the young SU fan.

May 6, 2012 - 1:22pm
Syracuse's school record 15-game winning streak came to an end as the team dropped only its second game of the season

As the Orange deficit increased, the energy slowly drained out of the Carrier Dome. There were no more fans cheering, no more teammates encouraging, and the style of play turned sluggish as No. 1 seeded Syracuse struggled from the start, losing to Loyola, 13-7 in the Big East championship game on Saturday.

“Well, that didn’t quite go as planned,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said bluntly after the game.

May 5, 2012 - 3:12pm
The Orange become the first ever Big East tournament champions with a win over St. John's.

It was another easy day for the Orange men's lacrosse team as it cruised by the St. John's Red Storm in the inaugural Big East lacrosse tournament championship. Syracuse shut down St. John's in the first half, heading into the locker room up 7-0. The second half was a lot more relaxed. The Orange got a lot of subs into the game and ended up with a 12-4 victory. 

Here are my three thoughts from the game:

1. Consistency is key...

May 4, 2012 - 2:10pm
Orange advances in the Big East women's lacrosse tournament after a Hoyas possession faltered in the games closing seconds

With three seconds left in the game, No. 16/15 Georgetown (9-8) held the ball behind the Syracuse goal. Trailing by one goal, all the Hoya’s needed to do was score to send the Big East women’s lacrosse semi-final matchup against No. 2/2 Syracuse’s (16-2) to overtime. Midfielder Hannah Franklin received the pass, but failed to get a shot off as the Orange outlasted the Hoyas in a defensive grudge-match, 7-6 in the Carrier Dome on Thursday.

May 4, 2012 - 12:42am
The Orange dominated Villanova on its home turf in the opening round of the Big East Tournament in Philadelphia

It was a close game for the first half of the Big East Tournament semifinal, but the back-and-forth game didn't last for long. The Orange led 6-4 at the half but a nine goal second half and a scoreless fourth quarter for the Wildcats gave Syracuse a 15-6 victory. 

Here are three thoughts from the game:

1. Bobby Eilers is dangerous against a short-stick...