Fans of Syracuse Men's Basketball might have been surprised hearing that SU was one of the last teams selected for the field of the NCAA Tournament.  Whether you found out by watching the selection announcements Sunday night or caught it this morning in the news,  there had to be startling on some level.

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has it's 68 teams with play set to tip off this week. The lead up to this point; as it is every year, was quite the confusing journey. To help us better understand how the selection process works we enroll in bracketology 101 with WAER's Drew Carter.

Also this week, JD Raucci has part two of the series Like Father, Like Son, highlighting father son duos with a presence on this years SU Men's Lacrosse team.

ReZone Syracuse Plan Open For Public Comment

Mar 11, 2018
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Do you want to have a say in how downtown Syracuse is growing? …or how your neighborhood can stay quiet?  …or the look and size of buildings going up?  Syracuse has its ReZone Plan ready for public comment at a meeting Monday night.  One area of focus for Assistant Director of City Planning Owen Kerney was the neighborhood business corridors, such as James Street, Westcott or Tipp Hill.

Syracuse Crushed at Home by Johns Hopkins

Mar 10, 2018

Nate Solomon and Tyson Bomberry sat out of Syracuse's (3-2, 1-0) brutal 18-7 loss to Johns Hopkins (3-2, 0-0) and their absences were certainly felt. 

Coming off a road win against Virginia, Syracuse seemed to have put the crushing loss to Albany behind them. However, a lot of the same mistakes and issues cropped up again in this blowout to Johns Hopkins.

Syracuse Lacrosse Clashes with Johns Hopkins

Mar 10, 2018

Cardiac 'Cuse is back. Sixth-ranked Syracuse (3-1, 1-0) won back-to-back games by a single goal and will look to take that momentum into a matchup with another lacrosse powerhouse in 16th-ranked Johns Hopkins (2-2, 0-0). 

The previous meeting between these two was a thriller in Baltimore a year ago. Brendan Bomberry scored in overtime to give Syracuse an 8-7 win. Nate Soloman scored two goals as well to aid the Orange, but will not be in action Saturday because of a suspension for his hit on a Virginia player.

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Some Central New York dairy farmers are facing such difficult times that they’re considering leaving the business altogether.  A combination of persistently low prices of milk and rising labor costs are forcing long-time farmers to make some tough decisions.

For Mark Tucker, dairy farming is all he’s known.  He’s been working his family’s fourth generation farm in Skaneateles full time for over 40 years. 

Bob Gates

More than 100 acres of land on a hilltop in Cazenovia with walking trails and an extensive display of art sculptures will be able to continue following a generous gift left behind by one of its founders.  The place is known as Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.  Friends of Dorothy Riester say that she viewed - life itself - as a work of art.  Longtime friend and Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Historian Steven Waldron recalls a particular visit with Dorothy.

Novelis, Inc.

The New York economy is bracing itself for the impact of a new tariff being rolled out by the federal government.  President Trump is has enacted] a 25 percent tax on foreign steel and a 10 percent tax on aluminum.  Tariffs are usually meant to bolster domestic industries and products, but Whitman School of Management International business studies Professor Peter Koveos says this ignores how much industry has changed.

Oscars by euronews

International Women's Day Thursday got a boost Sunday night, as the Oscars ushered in a week of conversations about the representation, inequality and sexual harassment of women in the workplace.

Syracuse Stage has announced the line-up of plays they’ll produce for the 2018 – 2019 season, including a popular farce, an original play with a local, historical connection, a holiday musical and an updated Jane Austen work.

WAER’s Chris Bolt and Stephen Shepherd of ‘Stage Right Radio’ find out what audiences can expect from Syracuse Stage’s Artistic Director Bob Hupp and Associate Kyle Bass.