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Syracuse Looks to String Wins Together Starting With Cornell

Apr 11, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (6-3 overall, 1-2 ACC) make the short trip to Ithaca to matchup against the Cornell Big Red (4-5 overall, 0-1 Ivy League). The Orange defeated Hobart 13-6 last Wednesday for a much-needed win after three straight losses. Who’s Hot- The Offense The Orange got balanced scoring against Hobart. They had seven different players score a goal; Jordan Evans led the way with four. For much of the season, the Orange has been too dependent on Dylan Donahue to create offense, leading... /

The Syracuse Orange (5-3) will head to Geneva, New York to face the Hobart Statesman (5-4), Wednesday at 7 PM for the Kraus-Simmons Trophy. The Orange will look for a bounce back victory after a 17-7 loss against Notre Dame. Cooling Off After storming out of the gate to a 5-0 start the Orange have dropped its last three, falling to 5-3 overall, and 1-2 in the ACC. However, they can take solace in knowing that those losses came against three top 10 opponents, including #2 ranked Notre Dame....

Syracuse Faces North Carolina in Final Four

Mar 31, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange will look to continue their magical March run, as they face Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels for the third time this season at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Orange, fresh off an epic comeback against No. 1 seed Virginia in the Elite Eight, is the first No. 10 seed to make the Final Four in NCAA Tournament history. Prior Meetings 1/13/16 at the Carrier Dome North Carolina defeats Syracuse 84-73. Leading scorers: UNC- Isaiah Hicks, 21 points. Syracuse- Trevor...

Syracuse Faces Gonzaga For Spot in Elite 8

Mar 23, 2016
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The 10 th seeded Syracuse Orange will take on the 11 th seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Syracuse is coming off a 25 point romping of 15 th seed Middle Tennessee State, while Gonzaga just recently scored another upset by beating 3 rd seeded Utah. The winner of this game will be the only double-digit seed to reach the Elite 8. Common Opponents: Texas A&M and Uconn Both squads faced Texas A&M and Uconn in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament way back in...

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The Syracuse Orange (19-12 Overall, 9-9 ACC) face the Pittsburgh Panthers (20-10, 9-9) in the first-round of the ACC tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. This will be the third meeting between the two teams, with Pittsburgh being victorious in the first two by scores of 72-61 and 66-52. This game is essentially a NCAA Tournament elimination game, as both teams find themselves right on the bubble for the big dance. Tournament Standing As of Monday, March 7 th , the Orange are...

Syracuse Facing Must-Win Situation Against Florida State

Mar 5, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (19-11 overall, 9-8 ACC) head to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles (17-12, 7-10) in the last regular season game of the season for the Orange. This is yet another must-win game for the Orange, as they look to put the clamp down on a berth to the NCAA Tournament. Who’s Hot- Tyler Roberson The junior has responded well to the public criticism by his coach. Roberson played 34 minutes against North Carolina—his most since he played 38 against Boston College on...

Syracuse Lacrosse Heads to Virginia in ACC Matchup

Mar 4, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (3-0) will have its first road game of the young season on Friday when they face the Virginia Cavaliers (2-2). The Orange is coming off a hard-fought win against Army, while the Virginia won their last game against Penn by a score of 15-10. Who's Hot- Derek DeJoe The senior only had two shots against Army, but he made them count as he stuck both of them for his second straight multi-goal game; he had a hat-trick against Albany the week prior. The middy has a heavy shot...

Syracuse Looking For Signature Win at North Carolina

Feb 29, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (19-10 overall, 9-7 ACC) travel to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (23-6, 12-4). These two teams met January 9 th in the Carrier Dome, with the Tar Heels defeating the Orange 84-73. The Orange will be looking for a big-time signature road win to boast its rather vanilla NCAA tournament resume Who’s Hot- Michael Gbinije The senior struggled to score against Pittsburgh, but Gbinije exploded against NC State on Saturday. He scored a career-high 34 points...

Syracuse Lacrosse Looks to Keep it Rolling Against Army

Feb 26, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse team (2-0) will host the Army Black Knights (2-1) at the Carrier Dome on Sunday at 4 PM. The Orange is coming off a 16-7 win against the Albany Great Danes. The Orange will look to continue its hot start and improve its record to 3-0. Injury Report The Orange will be without Nick Piroli for the second straight game, as the attackman is still dealing with a lower-body injury. The man who replaced him in the lineup was Tim Barber, who left last game early with...

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As time expired, Cole Murphy's 35-yard field goal attempt sailed through the uprights, clinching a 20-17 victory for Syracuse over Boston College at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The Orange stormed the field, but head coach Scott Shafer -- coaching his final game at Syracuse -- stood on the sideline and didn't move for a moment. Then, offensive lineman Rob Trudo grabbed Shafer and hugged him. Not long after that, Trudo and fellow offensive lineman Nick Robinson lifted Shafer atop their...