March madness

‘Cuse Mode Activated for the Big Dance

Mar 20, 2019

There’s just under 24 hours remaining to fill out your NCAA brackets for March Madness. The Syracuse Orange (20-13, 10-8), are locked in as an eight seed and will play the Baylor Bears (19-13, 10-8) tomorrow at 10 pm in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Fortunately, the Orange have already beat the #1 overall seed in the tournament, the Duke Blue Devils. However, Duke is at full strength and have eyes on more than just an ACC championship this season.

The NCAA Tournament is a time of excitement, with often times dreams becoming reality, and memories that last a lfietime.This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Connor Federico takes a look at one of those memories that Virginia and headcoach Tony Bennett would like to forget.

But first, Tyus Battle had already done a whole lot for Syracuse University basketball after his first two seasons. Now in his junior year, he's being asked to do even more. WAER's Luc Sigaud shares how Battle is carrying even more responsibility this season, than in the past.

It's reasonable to believe that the opening weekend of March Madness is the best time for sports throughout the year. But if you ask former college basketball players what they perfer, they might just surprise you. WAER's Connor Federico tell us about The Basketball Tournament.

Also this week, Selection Sunday has been an uneasy experience for Syracuse Men's Basketball the last few years. WAER's Cooper Boardman explains why this year might be different. 

Syracuse Looks to Capitalize on NCAA Tournament Bid

Mar 14, 2018

The party is over. Now it’s time to dance.

Syracuse men’s basketball looks to make the most of its controversial NCAA tournament bid when the team takes on Arizona State Wednesday night.

Both teams are No. 11 seeds, having made the tournament as at-large bids. These spots are given to the strongest teams who did not earn a bid by either winning their conference during the regular season, or by winning their conference’s tournament at the end of the season.

Tourism Officials Welcome NCAA Tournament Basketball Fans

Mar 25, 2015
Scott Willis / WAER News

  College basketball fans from all over the country will be coming to Syracuse this weekend for the next two rounds of the NCAA men’s division one tournament.  The east regional sweet sixteen and elite eight will be played at the Carrier Dome.  A local organizing committee has been preparing for the event since last fall. vice president of sales and services for visit Syracuse Tracey Burke says the organization has been working to make sure visitors feel welcome.