Sports SUmmary: LAX venues moved this weekend, Mets to train in Carrier Dome
Sports SUmmary: LAX venues moved this weekend, Mets training in Carrier Dome
Lacrosse games moved due to NCAA Tournament
Because the Syracuse women’s basketball team is hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament Friday through Monday, both the men’s and women’s lacrosse matchups scheduled for this weekend have been moved to different locations.
The women’s lacrosse game against Notre Dame, originally scheduled for noon Saturday will take place at Christian Brothers Academy’s Alibrandi Stadium on Sunday, March 24. Admission and parking will both be free. The April 3 women’s lacrosse game against Virginia Tech will also take place at Christian Brothers Academy while the Dome is being set up for the Monster Jam event.
The March 24 men’s lacrosse matchup against Duke will take place at 2 p.m. at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. All previously purchased tickets will be valid, and fans can buy tickets at the high school on Saturday using cash only. Season and individual game parking passes will still be honored.
New York Mets to hold final workout in Carrier Dome
As part of the Syracuse Mets inaugural season, the AAA baseball team will be joined by New York Mets for a final spring training workout from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Carrier Dome. The event is free for fans.
New York Mets players Jacob deGrom, Robinson Cano and Noah Syndergaard are scheduled to be at the workout, in addition to Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen and Manager Mickey Callaway.
Free parking is available in the Sky Top Lot, where fans will take buses to the Dome. Gates open at 11 a.m.
Tyus Battle named to All-ACC third team
Syracuse men’s basketball guard Tyus Battle has been named to the All-ACC third team. Battle averages 17.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 43.2 percent field goal percentage per game.
Last year, Battle declared for the NBA Draft, but opted to return to Syracuse this season. This is the second straight season Battle has led the team in scoring.
At this point in the season, it’s unknown if Battle will declare for the NBA Draft again or return to the Orange for his senior season.
Frank Howard named to ACC All-Tournament second team
After his career-high 28-point performance against Duke and 18-point performance against Pittsburgh in the ACC Men’s Tournament, Syracuse point guard Frank Howard was named to the ACC All-Tournament second team.
Joining Howard on the second team are Duke’s Tre Jones, North Carolina’s Luke Maye and Coby White and Florida State’s Terance Mann.
Michael Carter-Williams Signs with Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic have signed former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams to a 10-day contract.
With four players out due to injuries, the Magic were awarded the right to sign Carter-Williams, who fulfills some qualities the Magic need at the moment, especially with Markelle Fultz out with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Carter-Williams was selected as an 11th pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. On Jan. 7, the Houston Rockets traded Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls, but he was immediately waived by the organization.
The 9-seeded Magic are in the hunt for the playoffs for the first time since 2012, sitting at only two more losses than the Miami Heat, which is the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference.
NCAA Tournament, Selection Sunday Men’s and Women’s Basketball
The Syracuse men’s basketball team earned its 40th NCAA Tournament bid after it drew an 8-seed in the West Region and is set to face off against No. 9 seed Baylor in the first round. This game will tip off at 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 in Salt Lake City.
The Syracuse women’s basketball team earned a 3-seed in the Portland Region and will face off against 14-seed Fordham at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Syracuse will also host the first two rounds of the tournament.
Onondaga native football star Latavius Murray signs with New Orleans Saints
Onondaga native and former UCF football star Latavius Murray has decided to sign with the New Orleans Saints in this upcoming 2019-20 season. Murray signed his four-year deal worth $14.4 million with the Saints on March 12.
At Onondaga Central High School, Murray was a three-sport athlete, having played football, baseball and track.
Murray’s last two stints were with the Oakland Raiders between 2013-16 and the Minnesota Vikings in the 2017-18 season.