Despite the heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures that burdened the city of Syracuse last night, EDM fans did not hold out. The Westcott Theater blessed this snowy city with a highly anticipated lineup of four insanely talented artists: Wooli, Riot Ten, Space Jesus, and headliner Datsik. The venue was truly packed, with a large crowd forming as soon as doors opened at 8:00 pm, and even more fans piling in as the night went on.
Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers announced Wednesday the signing of three new student-athletes to the 2018 class.
This is the second signing day, with the first happening in December; a new format for college football.
“Having two signing days may be a little anti-climatic, but we still had to finish out a nice class,” Babers said.
The process was a lot quicker than in previous years with the earlier signing period. Babers used some time to credit his staff with their work in getting the players.
The Syracuse women’s basketball team lost its second straight home game of the season on Sunday afternoon to the fourth-ranked Louisville Cardinals 84-77.
The Orange gave up its second most points of the season to the Cardinals, led by junior guard Asia Durr. Durr, arguably the best player in college basketball this year, scored 27 points and tallied seven assists against the Orange.
“She’s just a fantastic player and she can really get a basket from anywhere on the floor,” said Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman.
The Syracuse Orange fell to the Virginia Cavaliers 59-44 in front of the biggest on campus crowd at a college basketball game this season. The Carrier Dome was filled with 27,083 fans to see the Orange take on the nationally ranked Cavaliers
Offense was the biggest problem on the afternoon for Syracuse against Virginia’s difficult defense. The Orange shot just over 33 percent from the field, while the Cavaliers shot almost 49 percent.
“That’s really the bottom line the last three games. We’ve had trouble scoring,” Coach Jim Boeheim said.
A personal achievement was the highlight of a rare home loss for the Syracuse women’s basketball team, who lost 73-64 to Virginia Tech.
Tiana Mangakahia, a sophomore from Meadowbrook, Australia, recorded 13 assists in the loss. Her season total is now at 234, which eclipsed 231 previously set by Alexis Peterson.
The two teams started the game off neck and neck. After the first quarter, Syracuse held a slim 12-10 lead. Neither team had scored a three-point attempt in the first quarter, with both the Orange and Hokies shooting 0-7 from beyond the arc.
Syracuse men’s basketball freshman guard Howard Washington is out for the remainder of the regular season, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said.
Boeheim announced the news following Syracuse’s 54-51 loss against Georgia Tech.
“He’s out, permanently,” Boeheim said.
The injury occurred during practice on Jan. 29. Boeheim did not disclose any more information about the injury. It was announced he was out for the game on Jan. 30.
From Intention to Impact. That was the theme of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. From the musical student performances to the keynote speaker Angela Rye’s impassioned speech, this year’s event was not only a celebration, but a call to action.
“We’re at a time, in this day and age,” Rye said, addressing the media before the start of the event, “that we need more work and less talk.”
Westcott Theater was filled with pounding bass, strobe lights, and three ebullient Canadian performers that entertained the crowd with an eclectic mix of hip-hop and instrumentals. Keys N Krates rewarded the small venue with their greatest hits and newest releases from their upcoming album Cura, which dropped Janaury 26 — two days after they started their 2018 North American tour. The tour began in Buffalo, New York, and will finish in their hometown of Toronto, Canada.
Syracuse women’s basketball continued the school’s dominance over Clemson this year by beating the Tigers 86-51 in the Carrier Dome on Thursday night.
The Orange got off to a quick start and never looked back. Leading 26-16 by the end of the first quarter, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman’s team moved to 11-0 at home.
“Winning home games is very important in this conference,” said Hillsman.
Eight days between games is the longest stretch that Syracuse has had this season. The Orange last played on Jan. 16, when they beat Pittsburgh 59-45 for their second ACC win of the season. This allowed the young team time to practice without interruption.
What they did in the last eight days paid off, as Syracuse ran away from Boston College, winning 81-63 against their ACC foes.