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Syracuse - Iowa
7:41 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Syracuse Holds Off Iowa for 66-63 Win

Chris McCullough’s career-high 20 points gave Syracuse its second half lead. But it turned out to be a well-timed defensive play that sealed it.

The 6-foot-10 freshman saved the game for Syracuse and avoided a near-colossal collapse to Iowa in Madison Square Garden when he intercepted a pass near the basket at the end of the game.  The Hawkeyes slashed their deficit from 15 points to one and had the ball in the final seconds.  McCullough slid over from the free throw line, intercepted an entry pass and was fouled with about nine seconds left. 

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IMMIGRATION REFORM
5:50 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Syracuse Immigration Attorney, Immigrant Farm Workers Call Pres. Obama's Order a First Step

Syracuse immigration attorney Jose Perez talks to WAER Friday.
Credit Scott willis / WAER News

A Syracuse-based immigration attorney says President Obama’s executive order to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation is a good first step…but could have gone farther. Jose Perez says even though the action is based on family unity, it doesn’t help everyone.  

Under the president’s executive order, undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least five years and have children born in the U.S. would get a reprieve from deportation and be eligible to apply for work permits.  Perez says he’s already getting calls from clients asking if they qualify.  

Immigrant farmworkers are among those who say they appreciate the president's efforts, but the executive order won't help many of them.  

Naturally, republicans in congress are furious, and say the president’s action all but kills any future chances for comprehensive immigration reform.  Immigration attorney Jose Perez wonders wants to ask them why.

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OPERATION LAKE EFFECT CLEARS SNOW IN BUFFALO
1:51 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

The Epic WNY Snowstorm Might be Over, but the Digging Out and Humanitarian Efforts Continue

The NY National Guard clears snow on Friday.
NY National Guard

The Epic Snow Storm that’s dumped at least seven feet of snow on Western New York and the Buffalo area this week is winding down, but the aftermath of weather related problems and humanitarian assistance continues to pile up. 

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Syracuse - California
12:49 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Bear Down: Orange Offense Withers in First Loss of the Season

Credit @WAERSports

Syracuse’s roller coaster offense finally hit a new low.

The inconsistent and, sometimes, inefficient scoring attack has already led to two close calls this season – in a preseason win over Carleton and last weekend against Hampton.  The third time, however, wasn’t the charm for Syracuse, who wasn’t as lucky in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

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Syracuse Field Hockey
8:56 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Syracuse Women's Field Hockey Takes on UNC in National Semifinal

Players on the Syracuse women's field hockey team celebrate after scoring a goal.
Credit Jack Marion

The No. 4 Syracuse women’s field hockey team looks to reach its first national championship in team history on Friday afternoon.  The Orange (17-5) faces top-ranked North Carolina (19-3) in the Final Four at 2 p.m. in College Park, Md.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” head coach Ange Bradley said after beating Penn State in the quarterfinals on Saturday. 

Added Bradley, “I’m just so proud of these young women. They are a really special group.”

It’s Syracuse's second trip to the Final Four in three seasons.

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