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Syracuse Loses Season Opener 23-17

Aug 31, 2013
Ben Fontana, 2013

East Rutherford, NJ - Syracuse (0-1) fell 23-17 to Penn State (1-0) in its first game in the Scott Shafer era.

The first year coach said, “I liked the way the kids competed.”

Senior Drew Allen was the man under center for the orange. The Oklahoma transfer finished the game 17 for 38 with 189 yards and two interceptions.

Brent Axe Interview

Aug 30, 2013

Eric Duick and Zack Molle spoke to Syracuse.com's Brent Axe about the upcoming Syracuse football season.

SU Football Nine Days Away From Opener

Aug 22, 2013
Ben Fontana, 2013

Preseason camp is winding down for Syracuse Football. The Orange has already shifted the attention to its season opener against Penn State. Head coach Scott Shafer and the Orange are following a script to be ready for the August 31 game at MetLife Stadium. You can catch that game right here on WAER, 88.3 FM, starting at 2:30 PM with an hour-long Countdown to Kick-off

Veteran broadcaster Marty Glickman, Syracuse University class of 1939, is the subject of a new documentary produced by HBO.

Joe Lee

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.

SU Football Builds Teamwork at Fort Drum

Aug 16, 2013
Ben Fontana, 2013

Fort Drum, NY -  Earlier this morning, Syracuse football players and coaches alike filed off the team bus one by one with sweatshirts turned inside-out. Because getting your favorite sweatshirt covered in paint would be no fun.

For another year, SU football players and coaches played paintball with their teammates and members of the military at Fort Drum.

Syracuse Officially in ACC

Jul 2, 2013
@Cuse on Twitter

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.”

Carter-Williams Drafted by 76ers

Jun 28, 2013

  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.

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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."

Syracuse Lax Falls in National Championship

May 28, 2013
© Ben Fontana, 2013

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.

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