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Like it or not conference realignment is a part of big time college athletics. In 2013 conference realignment sent ripples through the Big East as Syracuse, Connecticut and other schools parted ways with the conference.

Leaving a conference after so many years had schools like Syracuse and Connecticut wondering what life after the Big East would look like. WAER's Nate Dickinson examines the success and struggles for the two programs so far.

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Despite Colgate's efforts to keep the game close in the second half, the Syracuse Orange (8-1, 0-0) took down the Raiders (3-6, 0-0) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome by a score of 72-58. 

A major key coming into the contest was three-point shooting. 'Cuse had struggled in that department so far this season, shooting just over 27% behind the arc. However, Syracuse showed promise in that area against Colgate early when guard Frank Howard buried a triple on their first possession of the game. Tyus battle was good for three three-pointers in the first half as well. 

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Following a win over the Connecticut Huskies (6-3, 0-0), SU prepares for its next matchup. Saturday, the Carrier Dome plays host for the 170th contest between the Orange (7-1, 0-0) and the Raiders (3-5, 0-0).

For Syracuse, it is coming off a 72-63 bounce-back victory over UConn at Madison Square Garden for the Jimmy V Classic. Oshae Brissett’s fourth double-double of the season and Tyus Battle’s team-leading 22 points of the game lifted the ’Cuse over the former Big East rivals.

Syracuse Takes Down Former Big East Rival UConn

Dec 6, 2017
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In the second contest of this year's Jimmy V Classic, Syracuse (7-1, 0-0) hung on against longtime adversary UConn (6-3, 0-0), 72-63,  in the familiar venue of Madison Square Garden. 

These two teams share one of the most tenured rivalries in college basketball, and the Orange entered this contest with a 55-38 all-time record against the Huskies. The Huskies got the better of the Orange in their last meeting, winning 52-50. 

In the rivalry's return to Madison Square Garden, the Orange got one back. 

Home field advantage can be the deciding factor in a closely contested sporting event. It's largely what NBA and NFL teams work so hard to obtain heading into the playoffs.

When Syracuse and Kansas met earlier this year neither team had a home court advantage. That was probably something SU should be thankful about, as WAER's Noah Eagles takes a look at what make Kansas so unbeatable at home.

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Syracuse (6-0, 0-0) rolls over Maryland (6-2, 0-0) 72-70 in the Carrier Dome to remain undefeated.

It was the first of fourteen matchups in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in a back-and-forth affair between the Orange and the Terrapins. Guard Frank Howard was a crucial part for the ’Cuse with 15 points, 10 assists, and 7 steals. The junior was playing with extra energy against a Maryland school that he grew up next door to; getting an early hot start to tonight’s contest with the first four points of the game.

If you need a tool for a specific project, you'll want to make sure it's a brand you trust. That's the same way that NFL teams approach the draft each spring. They want to make sure they're drafting players who can do the job.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, JD Raucci looks at how Boston College has taken back the reputation of being a hotbed for offensive lineman.

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Football season is over for the Syracuse Orange (4-8, 2-6), and it ends on the lowest of lows: suffering a 42-14 beatdown at the hands of Boston College (7-5, 4-4).

The first possession of the game was an Orange 3 and out. The second possession was a 73 yard drive for the Eagles, capped off by a touchdown run from running back AJ Dillon. The freshman finished the day with 193 yards on the ground, more than half of Boston College's 333 rushing yards.

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Despite foul trouble and a key injury, the Syracuse Orange (5-0,0-0) is still undefeated after their 70-61 win over the Toledo Rockets (3-1, 0-1). 

Toledo hung in the game early with the 3 point shot, hitting 7 triples in the first half. The Orange were led by the trio of Tyus Battle, Frank Howard, and towards the end of the half, freshman forward Oshae Brissett. 

Syracuse to Face Unbeaten Toledo on Wednesday

Nov 21, 2017
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Syracuse (4-0, 0-0) continues to roll as they look ahead to their next matchup in the Hoophall Miami Invitational against the Toledo Rockets (3-0, 0-0) on Wednesday.

The undefeated Orange took care of business on Monday when they defeated Oakland 74-50. Sophomore guard Tyus Battle continues to shine, scoring 25 points against the Golden Grizzlies. Frank Howard added 18 points of his own, a career high, along with six assists.

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