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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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A Syracuse University Newhouse School Professor of Television and Popular Culture was surprised by NBC’s quick firing of TODAY Show Host and Anchor Matt Lauer this week.  Bob Thompson said on Wednesday there are many unanswered questions that remain.

“How many people at that organization (NBC) knew what was going on?  If it was going on and how much were they enabling it?  I mean, that’s what was really damaging about that FOX with (Roger) Ailes and (Bill) O’Reilly is that so many people were aware of what was going on and they continued to let it go on.  We don’t know yet about how that’s happening at NBC but, I guess we’re gonna find out.”

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Syracuse men’s basketball goes into the upcoming season with games starting this week…and one thing is on everyone’s minds: How will Syracuse fare this year following their disappointing 2016-2017 season. The Orange went from the Final Four in 2016 as the number 10 seed, to not even making it past the second round in the NIT tournament last year.

In the last few years, inconsistency seems to be the recurring theme for the Orange, and once again Coach Jim Boeheim and the Orange will head into this season with something to prove.

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Syracuse University Student musicians and singers will be warming up concertgoers before they attend the Paul McCartney concert with performances of their own on Saturday.

Songs from the Beatles and Sir Paul will be filling the air on the Syracuse University quad during "McCartney Madness" Saturday from 1:30 to 6:30 pm. 

The idea happened shortly after the concert was announced.  Co-Producer Andreya Cherry says the planning and logistics have continued over the summer.

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A milestone in the study of nutrition in the U-S is being celebrated here in Central New York.  Falk College at Syracuse University begins a 2-day seminar event Friday to honor the founding of its nutrition program 100 years ago.  Associate Professor of Nutrition Kay Stearns-Bruening says Americans’ relationship with food was much different back then.

The uptempo offense that coach Dino Babers brought to Syracuse last season has brought a level of excitement to SU Football. But, Syracuse football hasn't always held that distinction. Back in the mid 1980s  the football program took a big step forward largely because of the late Dick MacPherson. 

WAER's Tim Scott takes us back in time to examine the success of the 1987 football team that ultimately ended up in the Sugar Bowl.

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This week on Science on the radio, Dr. Marvin Druger takes a look at fraud. Even the world of science has fallen victim to fraud  from time to time. As far back as 1912 the scientific community has been dealing with the issue of fraud, including an attempt to draw a direct link between apes and humans.

Hear more about the struggle between fraud and scientific discovery with Marvin Druger on this week's science on the Radio.

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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After last year’s cancelation, Syracuse University Football  Fan Fest made a comeback this past weekend.  Coach Dino Babers and players interacted with fans, while numerous other activities got local residents excited for the upcoming season.

Babers is currently in the middle of pre-season practice and said Fan Fest came at a good time to get the community and his players connected.

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The Syracuse University community was struck with a loss Tuesday as beloved former Football Coach Dick MacPherson died.  Coach Mac is credited with ramping up enthusiasm for the program. 

(More on Coach Mac's Career Here)

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The Director of National Security Studies at Syracuse University says the U-S may not be handling the North Korea crisis the right way.  As the regime faces new U-N sanctions over its continued threats of a nuclear attack, Bill Smullen says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson needs to go forward with diplomatic solutions.

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