Sports SUmmary: College GameDay set for Duke; ex-SU football stars join new AAF

Sports SUmmary: College GameDay set for Duke

Top news from in and around the 'Cuse
Published: February 19, 2019
SU-Duke 2014: Otto's Army fans
Syracuse basketball fans pack the student section prior to the Duke game in 2014.

GameDay returns to the Dome for Orange-Blue Devils

On Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to Syracuse for the men’s basketball game against rival No. 1 Duke. This is the first time GameDay has visited Syracuse since a matchup with Duke in 2014, where the Orange won 91-89 after an overtime period.

Hosts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg, Reece Davis and Jay Williams will broadcast from the Carrier Dome from 11 a.m. to noon, as well as during pre-game and halftime. Fans who want to participate in College GameDay festivities are able to attend the morning taping for free. Fans should enter through Carrier Dome gates A, B or C beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Additionally, fans are able to park in the West Campus Lot for free, but must move their cars after GameDay if they do not have a West Campus Lot permit for the game in the evening.

Fans will be able to tour and take pictures with the College GameDay bus from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pressroom Pub.

The two teams last faced off at Duke on Jan. 14, where the Orange came out on top with a 95-91 overtime victory. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.

ACC announces future matchups of men’s basketball

On Feb. 14, the ACC announced the league’s 20-game men’s basketball schedule for the next three seasons. Under this model, each team will play two main rivals twice at home and twice away (four games) and face four repeat opponents home and away (eight games).

Some notable home games for the Orange include Duke and UNC in the 2019-20 season, Florida State in the 2020-21 season and Virginia in the 2021-22 season.

New football league showcases former Syracuse players

Four former Syracuse football players recently began playing for a new league, the Alliance of American Football, on Feb. 9.

The AAF was created by television producer Charlie Ebersol and NFL analyst Bill Polian. Troy Polamalu, former safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers and current head of player relations for the AAF, said the league will be “complementary” to the NFL. The league currently consists of eight teams.

The former Syracuse players are:

Amba Etta-Tawo – Wide Receiver, Birmingham Iron

Jordan Martin – Defensive Back, San Diego Fleet

Ervin Philips – Wide Receiver, Atlanta Legends

Andrew Tiller – Offensive Guard, Orlando Apollos

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Voigt named ACC men’s lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Syracuse attackman Bradley Voigt was named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after scoring six goals and an assist in the Orange’s victory against No. 14 Albany on Saturday. The Orange won 13-5.

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Senior Bradley Voigt celebrates after scoring a goal against Albany on Feb. 17. SU won 13-5.

Senior Day for women’s basketball team; Ranked No. 18 in AP poll

The Orange defeated Wake Forest 77-57 on Sunday for Syracuse’s Senior Day. Syracuse Athletics celebrated seniors Raven Fox, Brandi Fowler, Isis Young, Miranda Drummond and Tiana Mangakahia. Drummond and Mangakahia led the team to victory with 17 and 15 points, respectively.

The women’s team stands at 19-6 overall and 8-4 within the ACC, which puts them at No. 18 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll. According to both the AP and USA Today/Coaches polls, six women’s basketball ACC teams are ranked, which is the most of any conference. The teams are Notre Dame, NC State, Syracuse, Miami and Florida State.

The women’s basketball team will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Carrier Dome against Pittsburgh.

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is a sports reporter for The NewsHouse and sophomore at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.