The ACC  didn't fare so well in the Men's College Basketball Elite Eight this past weekend. That being said the ACC is still a powerhouse of a conference in men's lacrosse. It boasts teams such as Virignia, Syracuse, and Duke, all ranked in the Top 20. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Tim Leonard looks at the conference as a whole and how it stacks up across the rest of Division One lacrosse.

Also this week, they don't call them the 'cardiac cuse' for no reason. Syracuse Men's Lacrosse has been clutch in the finals minutes this season.  WAER's Jonathan Hoppe has the story behind SU's late game success.


The Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse team came back to beat No.2 Duke in overtime after a Blue Devil dominated regulation. The Orange was able to stay within striking distance by countering every Duke scoring run with a scoring run of their own .

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Cooper Boardman takes us on a trip to Yorktown,NY. A hotbed for producing quality lacrosse players and the hometown of Syracuse Men's Lacrosse Midfielder Austin Fusco.

Also this week, a number of sports fans were sad to see Syracuse leave The Big East. Saying goodbye to the yearly rivalries with Connecticut and Georgetown, but as we hear on this weeks episode, the Syracuse-Duke rivlary is off to a great start. 

Boeheim Will Coach Tomorrow Against Duke

Feb 22, 2019

Following the incident with Jim Boeheim, he will still be coaching against the Blue Devils. AfterCoach Boeheim had struck a pedestrian with his car, it was uncertain if he would coach onSaturday. However, Syracuse’s athletic director, John Wildhack, announced that the Hall ofFame coach will resume his coaching duties. The Orange might be short handed on the coaching staff, Duke will be shorthanded on the bench.The top recruit out of high school, Zion Williamson, has been ruled out for tomorrow’s gamewith a mild knee sprain.


Syracuse now has three victories over ranked teams after dominating the eighteenth-ranked team in the country. The Orange (18-8, 9-4) locked down the Louisville  Cardinals (18-9, 9-5) in the Carrier Dome Wednesday night to win 69-49.

Elijah Hughes led all scorers with 18 points. After starting the game off 1-6 from downtown, Hughes finished 4-10 from behind the arc. All four of the East Carolina transfer’s field goals against Louisville were three-point baskets. Oshae Brissett (16) Buddy Boeheim (14) and Tyus Battle also finished in double figures for the Orange.

Finding the best conference for men's college basketball at times can feel a lot like finding the best pizza place. At a certain point you identify the two or three best choices, and then it largely comes down to personal preference. An arguement could be made that the ACC is the best college baskletball conference in the country. 

Last year the ACC got 9 teams into the Men's NCAA Tournament. How many could they end up with this year? And where does Syracuse rank? WAER's Tim Leonard answers those questions and more as he delivers a complete breakdown of the confernece. 


Cardiac ‘Cuse lived up to the name after beating No. 1 ranked Duke 95-91 in a dramatic overtime at Cameron Indoor Stadium. With 18 ties and 13 lead changes over the course of the game, the showdown will live long in the memories of those who bleed orange.


Just three days after falling to No. 10 UNC in the Carrier Dome, Syracuse (18-11, 7-9) lost their second in a row in a vicious back-to-back. The No. 5 Duke Blue Devils (24-5, 12-4) took care of the Orange 60-44 in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday for their fifth straight win. 


Syracuse (18-10, 7-8) travels to Durham to take on #5 Duke (23-5, 11-4) in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Orange aims to win its third in-a-row over the Blue Devils.

SU comes off a 78-74 loss to the University of North Carolina. Things were tied up at 74 with only three minutes left; but the ’Cuse went 0-7 from the field to close things out, and the Tar Heels wound up on top.

LISTEN: #1 Syracuse crushes #4 Duke 19-7

Mar 23, 2015
Varun Raghupathi

Syracuse Men's Lacrosse improved to 7-0 in convincing fashion over the weekend. SU handed Duke a 19-7 loss in the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse, who is currently #1 in all college lacrosse polls, got up on the two time defending national champions 5-0 in the first quarter and did not look back. At one point in the third quarter, the Orange had extended its lead to 16-2.

You can listen to WAER's Highlights from the big victory right here: