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Syracuse Basketball fans will have another familiar face on the court once the season gets started.  Tyus Battle yesterday officially withdrew his name from the N-B-A draft … and plans to come back to school for his junior year.  Battle spent the last few weeks getting assessed by pro teams, including attending the N-B-A combine. 

He made visits and did workouts for several teams.  He was considered by some analysts as likely to be a second-round draft pick.  First round picks have guaranteed contracts, while in the second round, contracts and income are less certain.

There was plenty of cause for celebration on the field Saturday as the Orange looks for a bid in the NCAA Tournament after a dominating 17-5 win against Colgate.  SU finishes the regular season 8-6. Syracuse is sitting on the bubble of the tournament, making it difficult to determine whether this win is enough to grant them a spot.  But they made their case in dominating fashion. 

It was Senior Day in the Dome, and the five seniors on the team - Ryan Simmons, Dom Madonna, Seth Delisle, Matt Land and Brendan Bomberry - hope the  game wasn’t the last of their collegiate careers. 

Generally in sports it’s difficult to win on the road. And occasionally you just come across a team and venue that simply has your number. For Syracuse Men’s lacrosse that has largely been the case when traveling to play Virginia. 

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, James Colgan examines the road ails that SU lacrosse has experienced when traveling to Virginia.

It was the sixth time the Syracuse university Men's Lacrosse team would find itself in a one-goal game this season.  But unlike four of the previous five, SU didn't find a way to pull it out at the end.  Virginia downed the Orange 11-10 Friday Night in a game that could have implications on where - or if - the team plays in the NCAA championships.

The Syracuse Orange (7-5, 4-0) heads to Charlottesville, Virginia this Friday for its Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament semi-final game versus the Virginia Cavaliers (10-4, 1-3) in Klockner Stadium at 8:30 PM.

Syracuse Men's Lacrosse (7-5, 4-0) was just seconds away from its fifth one-goal win of the season, but a late turnover and two goals gave Navy (9-4, 7-1) the 13-12 road victory.

The nightmare ending for the Orange began with a turnover by Tucker Dordevic with less than thirty seconds left in the contest. Dordevic had scored less than a minute prior to put Syracuse up by a goal. Midshipmen attack Jack Ray scored his fourth goal of the day off Dordevic's turnover to tie the game with less than ten seconds remaining.

#7 Syracuse Looks to Stay Unbeaten in the ACC

Apr 14, 2018

For most college lacrosse teams, conference play tends to be a struggle. Then again, Syracuse (6-4, 3-0 ACC) is not your typical lacrosse squad.

The Orange has had great triumphs in ACC play, but have struggled in non-conference competitions. After losing 13-8 to Cornell last Tuesday, Syracuse dropped 3-4 against non-ACC opponents. Luckily for them, they face a familiar ACC team this weekend. The Orange play host to a struggling North Carolina (6-6, 0-2 ACC) team on Saturday.

The Win Streak Ends at Three for Syracuse Lacrosse

Apr 10, 2018

The seventh-ranked Syracuse Orange (6-4, 3-0) fell to the ninth-ranked Cornell Big Red (8-3, 3-1) at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, New York by a score of 13-8. This halts the 'Cuse win streak at three games.

Syracuse (6-3, 3-0) came into the Carrier Dome Tuesday night after two top-ten victories over #3 Duke (8-2, 1-1) and #6 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1). Now, the Orange welcomed its 104-year cross-state rival, Hobart (4-6, 1-1) into the Loud House. With a runaway 11-4 victory, SU brought home the Kraus-Simmons trophy for the sixth consecutive year.

Though the final score went the ’Cuse’s way, the game started off in favor of Hobart. It took 1:52, but Bryan Hancock tickled the twine and it was 1-0 for the Statesmen.

Today at 7 PM in the Dome, the No. 8 Syracuse Orange (5-3, 3-0) look to continue to ride their two-game win streak as they take on the Hobart Statesmen (4-5, 1-1). Hobart is the first unranked team the Orange will face off against since beating unranked Binghamton 21-4 in February.