Syracuse women’s basketball (15-5, 3-4 ACC) came back home to over 8,000 Orange fans at the Carrier Dome Sunday afternoon to beat the Pittsburgh Panthers (9-11, 1-6 ACC) 70-52 following two straight losses on the road to NC State and Miami.
Syracuse is now a perfect 10-0 at home this season.
Syracuse men’s basketball grabbed a much needed ACC win on Tuesday, pulling away from the Pittsburgh Panthers to win 59-45.
The Orange (13-5, 2-4 ACC) were riding a four-game losing streak, having lost four days ago in a double overtime game against Florida State. After making his opening three point shot, junior guard Frank Howard took control of the team.
On a brisk, fall Saturday afternoon in a small slice of the Upper East Side, 28 men and women gather in a loft with the goal of cuddling with a stranger. A full-figured woman with tattoos and a shaven head clutches her teddy bear. A burly veteran, clad in blue flannel pajama pants, shares that he is open to talking about his struggles with mild PTSD. Event facilitator Adam Lippin smiles, greets guests, and moves through the crowd in white Adidas joggers, jeans, and a purple shirt. Soft jazz floats through the apartment, and the faint scent of feet lingers in the air.
The snow had not yet hit, but the sky was blanketed with gray clouds and the crisp December wind was unforgiving on the face. Despite the chill, Freya, a red-colored pit bull, relentlessly chased a red ball three times the size of her head in her play yard. While Freya was happy to be outside with her favorite toy, her tail wagging as she threw up gravel and dirt, the Onondaga County Department of Correction sat just on the other side of the chain-linked fence.
A Cornell University veterinary student rolls up the sleeves of her black fleece half-zip embossed with the school’s logo, and shoves her blonde hair into a lazy ponytail. She misses a lock of hair, but there’s no time to fix it. There is a call she has to take. She stretches out her thumb and pinky, and brings her imaginary phone to her ears. “You’ve reached the Pet Loss Support Hotline. What can I help you with today?” she says. “I’ve been having a really difficult time since my dog Sparky died from lung cancer last week,” says her caller. “I’ve been having trouble getting out of bed.
On a chilly, wet November afternoon, residents of Syracuse’s Near Westside wait in a vacant parking lot to receive a box a free food from the Central New York Food Bank. Murmurs in Spanish, English, and other languages fill the air as residents trickle in from one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Many of those waiting demonstrate the struggles they’ve endured. Some are missing limbs. Others lack teeth. Some make their way to the front in wheelchairs and with canes. Others shield their children from the bitter winds under blankets.
Following three straight 4-8 seasons for Syracuse, 15 players put pen to paper and affirmed their desire to play under Coach Dino Babers and the Orange next season.
Utilizing a win over the defending national champion Clemson Tigers and the slogan “Orange is the New Fast,” Babers and his staff went across the country trying to find the next wave of Syracuse football players.
After a slow first half, the Orange turned it on in the final two periods to beat Drexel 72-62.
Syracuse (10-0) struggled in the first two quarters of play against the Dragons (6-4). Megan Marecic was on fire for Drexel in the first half, scoring 15 points on five 3-pointers.
Aside from scoring, the Dragons limited their turnover count to 12 in the first half against the tough full-court press of the Orange. Coach Quentin Hillsman attributed the Dragons’ discipline to good coaching.
Oshae Brissett shot 7 of 12 from the field and 5 of 7 from the line to score 20 points on the afternoon. Combined with five rebounds, two assists, a block, and a steal in 40 minutes of playing time, the freshman forward did what he could to see Syracuse (8-1) beat Colgate (3-6) Saturday at the Carrier Dome.
Guards Tyus Battle and Frank Howard wouldn’t be outdone, scoring 24 and 18 points, respectively. The three players combined to score 62 of Syracuse’s 72 on the afternoon.