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Despite foul trouble and a key injury, the Syracuse Orange (5-0,0-0) is still undefeated after their 70-61 win over the Toledo Rockets (3-1, 0-1). 

Toledo hung in the game early with the 3 point shot, hitting 7 triples in the first half. The Orange were led by the trio of Tyus Battle, Frank Howard, and towards the end of the half, freshman forward Oshae Brissett. 

Syracuse to Face Unbeaten Toledo on Wednesday

Nov 21, 2017

Syracuse (4-0, 0-0) continues to roll as they look ahead to their next matchup in the Hoophall Miami Invitational against the Toledo Rockets (3-0, 0-0) on Wednesday.

The undefeated Orange took care of business on Monday when they defeated Oakland 74-50. Sophomore guard Tyus Battle continues to shine, scoring 25 points against the Golden Grizzlies. Frank Howard added 18 points of his own, a career high, along with six assists.

Syracuse (4-0, 0-0) continues to look good after their 74-50 win over Oakland (2-2, 0-0). 

After starting the game behind, the Orange took the lead a few minutes into the first half and never looked back.  After letting the lead slip to 11 in the second half, the Orange used a late 20-7 run to pull away from Oakland.

'Cuse used good shot selection and inside scoring throughout the game, putting up a season-low 8 three-pointers. Syracuse also displayed balanced scoring once again, with four players in double digits.

In just the third game of the season, Syracuse (3-0, 0-0) continued to find new ways to win, knocking off Texas Southern (0-4, 0-0) 80-67 in the Carrier Dome.

It was the 'Cuse offense that earned it a win over the Tigers, with five players in double digit scoring. Tyus Battle led the way with 21 points. Similar to his performance against Iona, Battle saved his scoring for the second half, as he put 16 points after intermission.

Louisville Dashes Syracuse’s Bowl Hopes in a Blowout.

Nov 18, 2017

The Syracuse Orange (4-7, 2-5) likely has no chance of playing in a bowl game this year.

The team had a chance to keep their postseason hopes alive, but they were outmatched from the very start in a 56-10 loss at Louisville (7-4, 4-4).

The first two plays for the home team were a 29 yard run for quarterback Lamar Jackson, and a 46 yard touchdown run for running back Malik Williams. Those two big plays set the tone for the game.

The Orange Returns to Carrier Dome to Face Wake Forest

Nov 11, 2017

It feels like a long time ago now that Syracuse (4-5, 2-3) knocked off the defending national champions in the Carrier Dome. After a pair of road losses and a bye week, the Orange heads home to take on Wake Forest (5-4, 2-3). 

This ACC matchup will feature two high-flying offenses and two defenses searching for answers.

Boeheim Bowl Goes to Dad as Syracuse Downs Cornell

Nov 11, 2017

On Friday night, Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim patrolled the sidelines of the court that bears his name. He wasn’t the only one involved in the game that could make that claim though.

Boeheim had to coach against his son, Jimmy, as the latter suited up for Cornell to open the college basketball season in Central New York.

It was a defensive affair in the Carrier Dome as Syracuse (1-0, 0-0) pulled away from Cornell (0-1, 0-0), to win 77-45.

To be successful in College Football it's important that you have a strong recruiting presence. That requires that you are able to find and attract top high school talent from different parts of the country.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Dana Gray reports that you might just be surprised at what state has brought SU Football the majority of it's recent talent.

Syracuse will compete in its second and final exhibition game of the preseason on Monday against the Owls of Southern Connecticut State University. 

The Orange enter the contest coming off a promising performance in their first exhibition matchup against Southern New Hampshire University, beating the Penmen 84-54 on November 1. 

'Cuse Heads Back Down to Florida to Take on FSU

Nov 3, 2017

In the midst of what could very well be the ACC’s toughest schedule, Syracuse (4-4, 2-2) enjoyed its highly-anticipated bye this past week. Up next for the Orange is a second trip in the last three weeks down to the Sunshine State, for a bout against Florida State (2-5, 2-4).