The month of April puts us squarely in the heart of lacrosse season. Right around that time in the regular season when you hope to see young players maturing and start to take on a leadership role. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast Jack McMullen tells us that is exactly what's happening with sophmore Brendan Curry.

Also this week, Syracuse University Men's Lacrosse has it's fair share of rivals. But none of them boast the kind of memories that Syracuse and Cornell hold. WAER's Frankie Vernouski has the story of a game for the ages, from almost 10 years ago.

The eleventh ranked Orange were fired up and ready to go as they entered their tilt with in-state rivals, Cornell. After dropping two games to the Big Red last season (one regular season game, one NCAA tournament game), ‘Cuse had a lot to fight for. However, devoted fans of the Orange may have had their minds on a much more historic Syracuse-Cornell matchup. Nearly 10 years ago, Syracuse and Cornell competed for the National Championship. That game would see the Orange complete arguably the greatest comeback in NCAA Men’s Lacrosse history and capture their eleventh title since 1971.

In Syracuse's final home game of 2019, they will welcome a familiar foe, and tournament adversary, to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:00. The No. 11 Syracuse Orange (6-3, 1-2), will take on the No. 10 Cornell Big Red (7-3, 2-2) in a rematch of the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, where the Big Red sent the Orange home early with a 10-9 victory.

Cornell University Selects First Woman President

Sep 30, 2014
Cornell University

Cornell University's 13th president will be a woman, the first ever to lead the institution.  The Cornell University Board of Trustees Tuesday unanimously selected Elizabeth Garrett to take the helm next summer.  In a release from the university, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and of the Presidential Search Committee Jan Rock Zubrow , says "Our six-month search for Cornell's next president has reached an exciting and historic conclusion.