Veteran sports broadcaster Ian Eagle '90 was inducted into the WAER Hall of Fame on Friday August 16, 2013 at the Joseph I Lubin House in Manhattan, NY.
Eagle is most notably known as the lead play-by-play announcer for the Brooklyn Nets on the YES network for the past 18 seasons. His work on YES earned him a New York Emmy for play-by-play earlier this year. In addition to his Nets duties, Eagle also broadcasts NFL football, NCAA basketball and Tennis for CBS Sports.
It was a great day in New York City as Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame officially become members of the ACC on Wednesday. And the theme of the day was excitement for the future. “We’re in a great position for the short term and the long term.” Said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “We have a great group of 15 institutions with unlimited potential for the future.”
Michael Carter-Williams, who helped Syracuse reach the Final Four this past season, was selected 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Carter-Williams started all 40 games as a sophomore with the Orange and was part of a squad that finished the season 30-10 overall. Syracuse reached the NCAA semifinals before having its season ended by eventual national runnerup Michigan.
And with the number 11 pick in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers choose... Michael Carter-Williams, point guard from Syracuse! For the former Orange point guard, the Philly selection is a bit of a reunion as he reunites with BABC teammate Nerlens Noel, who was dealt to the 76ers after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans at pick number 6. Carter-Williams said, "I'm really excited. Me and Nerlens grew up together. We're best friends. It's like a dream come true."
Despite a 5-0 lead early on, the 2013 season ended in disappointment for the Syracuse Orange. Duke defeated SU in the National Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia 16-10. It is the 2nd National Championship in program history for the Blue Devils.
The loss was SU's first in a national championship game since 2001, ending a string of four straight national-title game victories for the Orange.