A traveling presentation for public schools and colleges is making a stop this week at Pinegrove Middle School in East Syracuse with an anti-bullying message to empower students to step in and be a superhero of sorts.  The co-founder of Sweethearts and Heroes, Tom Murphy is a former mixed martial arts athlete.  In one demonstration, he acts as a bully towards a student and has two other students dressed in capes respond by actively causing a distraction, empowering the victim to speak up to him.

It might be harder for minors to buy alcohol or use a fake I-D in the coming months...Several state agencies are increasing enforcement of underage drinking laws.  One prevention specialist says the crackdown is the right thing to do on several levels. 

Philip Rose is Program Coordinator for underage drinking prevention at Prevention Network.  He says to begin with, enforcement is part of the equation.

We kick things off this week by taking a historical look at Madison Square Garden, the worlds most famous arena.  From concerts to the annual Big East Basketball Tournament, WAER's Connor Green examines this rich history.


Also, over the years Syracuse Men's Lacrosse has seen a lot of names come and go. One name that has been a staple of success is the Simmons family. Sam Rubinoff gives us a guided tour down the Simmons family tree.

Cardiac 'Cuse Roars Back to Stun Virginia

Mar 5, 2017

New year, same score. 10th ranked Syracuse (3-1, 1-0) put together a stunning second half performance to beat #9 Virginia (4-2, 0-1) 14-13 in the Carrier Dome Sunday, the same score the Orange won by against UVA last season. 

The hero was redshirt senior Sergio Salcido, as he scored an unassisted goal with just fifteen seconds remaining to push the Orange ahead. He was one of three SU players to finish with five points, along with redshirt junior Matt Lane and sophomore Nate Soloman. 

Syracuse Meets Virginia To Kick Off ACC Play

Mar 5, 2017

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team dropped to No. 10 in the country after falling to Army on a last second goal last weekend. This week marks the first top-10 matchup of the 2017 season for the Orange when it takes on No. 9 Virginia on Sunday.

Maryland and Denver are tied atop the standings once again this week Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame just trailing them. Penn State clocks in at No. 5 to round-out the top five.

In their last regular season game as a unit, the Syracuse Orange (18-13, 10-8) played like the team that fans dreamt about before the season started.

The Orange defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-14, 8-10) 90-61 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday behind leading scorer Andrew White III's career best 40 points. The Nebraska transfer celebrated his senior night honors by missing just one of his nine shots from beyond the arc.

Jewish Voice for Peace/ Twitter

The Syracuse chapter of a national Jewish group presented more than 1,500 petition signatures to the offices of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand today to protest the nomination of David Friedman as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Diane Swords is a founding member of Jewish Voice for Peace of Syracuse. She opposes Friedman’s demonizing of Muslims and his advocating to annex the West Bank. She says it’s important to call attention to Friedman’s nomination for such a crucial role.

Senior Day Decides the Orange's Immediate Future

Mar 3, 2017

March is finally here, but before the madness truly begins, Syracuse (17-13, 9-8) has one last regular season game, as it hosts Georgia Tech (17-13, 8-9) on Saturday.

It will be Senior Day in the Carrier Dome, but this game carries a lot more significance than just honoring the likes of Dejuan Coleman, Andrew White, John Gillon, Tyler Roberson and Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye. The Orange needs a win to bolster its hopes of making the NCAA Tournament.

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage announced the plays that have been selected for the 2017/2018 season. The season will open on September 2oth with "The Three Musketeers," a play based on the famous 19th Century novel by Alexander Dumas. The lineup also includes Tony Award Winning "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "The Wizard of Oz." This is the company's 45th season, but it is the first season for Art Director Robert Hupp. Hupp said that he was interested in selecting a wide variety of plays.

The recent occasional warm spells we’ve seen in Central New York not only get people outside to enjoy the weather, but also ticks.  Nick Piedmonte has conducted extensive research on ticks, specifically the prevalent Blacklegged or deer tick found in this region.