WAER sports coverage

Orange Welcome Virginia Tech to the Dome

Jan 6, 2020

The Syracuse Orange (8-6, 1-2) returned to conference play last game with an 88-87 loss to Notre Dame. The Orange remain above .500 overall on the season, but fell below .500 in conference play.  They will look to turn things around against Virginia Tech (10-4, 1-2) Monday at the Dome.

Notre Dame Outlasts Syracuse in 88-87 Thriller

Jan 5, 2020

Saturday, the Syracuse Orange hosted the Fighting Irish, who came into the Carrier Dome with a very similar resume: no real impressive wins, no disastrous losses. Bettors in Las Vegas expected a high scoring affair, which is a contrast to past Syracuse teams. But bettors were right in their expectations, as the teams combined for 175 points, including 30 three pointers, shooting 48.4% each.

Syracuse Looks for Consistence Against Oakland

Dec 15, 2019

After the ten-point loss to Georgetown, the Syracuse Basketball team looks to rebound against Oakland University. The Golden Grizzlies are the sixth team the Orange has played that is not a power five team.  Four of the five of those teams have resulted in victories, and SU hopes for more of the same against Oakland. The last time these two teams played, Syracuse won by over 20 points.

Two former Big East rivals will meet in Washington, D.C. Saturday as Syracuse travels to Georgetown to add another chapter to their storied history. This will be the 95th meeting between the two, with the Orange leading the series 51-43.

Even though Syracuse holds the edge record wise, it is one of the most evenly matched college basketball rivalries in the country. In their 94 games, the two teams are only separated by 24 points (0.28 per game).

Syracuse Stuns Wake Forest in the Season Finale

Dec 6, 2019

  What a way to finish the season! The Syracuse Football team stunned Wake Forest in the Dome to give Orange fans something they have been looking for all season. In the final play of overtime, Trill Williams stripped the ball from Demon Deacon wide receiver Kendall Winton and returned it for a 94-yard touchdown and the win. This gave Syracuse its second ACC win and moved them to 5-7. Unfortunately, this was the last game for the Orange in 2019 because they did not reach bowl game eligibility.Going into this game, Syracuse were underdogs at home.

The Syracuse Men’s Basketball team went 0-2 on its trip to Brooklyn for the NIT Season Tipoff. After its double-digit lose to Oklahoma State, the Orange dropped another game to Penn State 85-64. SU now falls to 4-3 and is playing to stay above .500.

Syracuse (4-2) had positive momentum heading into the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn. After a string of blowout wins, the preseason concerns many had about Syracuse Basketball faded away.

Then they played Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys (6-0) cruised to an 86-72 blowout win over the Orange, dictating a tempo Syracuse couldn’t match. Syracuse was outscored 35-16 on fastbreak points, and the rebounding issues that haunted Jim Boeheim’s squad last year flared up Wednesday night, with Oklahoma State winning the second chance points battle decidedly, 16-5.

Syracuse Suffers Blowout Loss 56-34 to Louisville

Nov 24, 2019

In a season full of disappointment, Saturday afternoon’s matchup against Louisville presented Syracuse with an opportunity to turn the season around. Despite losing its first five ACC games, Syracuse (4-6) could still finish the year with a record of 6-6 and qualify for a bowl in back-to-back seasons.

For the Orange, the key was to upset the Cardinals today, and hope to ride that momentum back home for a bowl-clinching matchup with Wake Forest next Saturday. Unfortunately, Syracuse could not pull off the upset over Louisville, leaving its bowl hopes behind in Kentucky.

The Syracuse Men’s Basketball team is on a three-game win streak. Wednesday night, the Orange defeat Cornell in the Battle of the Boeheim’s Three. This weekend, Bucknell comes to the Dome. The Bisons are currently 2-3 with their most recent loss coming in a game against Penn State. 

New Look Orange Get Win

Nov 18, 2019

The Syracuse Orange came out on top of Seattle on Saturday 89-67. At the end of last game, Boeheim announced that the Glenn Falls native, Joe Girard III, would continue to start over sophomore Jalen Carey.

In his first collegiate start, Girard did exactly what the Orange needed him to do, shine. Girard made five shots from beyond the arc and put up 24 points in his first start with the Orange in the first meeting with Seattle.