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The Syracuse Men’s Basketball team started their season with a disappointing 34 point performance against the reigning national champions Virginia team. Wednesday, the Orange have a chance to bounce back against Colgate. The Raiders will serve as a test for Syracuse as another team that made the NCAA tournament last season. 

Syracuse Drops Home Opener

Nov 7, 2019

Unfortunately for the Orange, the home opener did not go as Jim Boeheim had hoped. Syracuse dropped their first game of the season last night 48-34 to the defending champs, the Virginia Cavaliers.

Syracuse fans that attended the game remained on their feet for a minute and a half until Bourama Sidibe finally broke the even score for an early two-point lead.

Just one year ago, Syracuse entered the season ripe with expectations. The Orange returned its entire starting five from 2017-18 plus transfer Elijah Hughes along with freshmen Jalen Carey and Buddy Boeheim. All of this set up one of the deepest rosters in recent memory. The Orange were ranked in the preseason AP and expected to make a significant tournament run.

After another ACC loss, the Syracuse Football team looks to bounce back against Boston College in the Dome. Both teams have lost three of their last five games and need to win this game to keep their bowl-game hopes alive. The Eagles are 4-4 on the season and the Orange 3-5.  

Syracuse Falls to Pitt

Oct 19, 2019

The struggles continued for the Syracuse offense last night against Pitt in a 27-20 loss at home. Pittsburgh got the best of the ACC rivalry this time around, a rivalry that has been around since 1955. These two teams have played every year since and Pittsburgh seizes control of the series since then as Syracuse has gone 29-35-1.

As the 2019 College Football season reaches its halfway point, the Syracuse Orange (3-3, 0-2), have many questions left to answer.

Which Tommy DeVito can we count on going forward, the healthy one who racked up nearly 400 total yards and five touchdowns against Western Michigan, or the injury-prone one who has a 12:5 touchdown to interception ratio and two costly red zone picks? 

Syracuse Stays Consistent Against Holy Cross

Sep 28, 2019

The Syracuse offense picked up right where it left off against Western Michigan last week, the defense dominated, and special teams continued to be impressive. This game was not expected to be close. And it wasn’t the Orange won 41-3.

The heavily favored Syracuse Orange (2-2) host Holy Cross (1-2) at the Dome on Saturday with an opportunity to boast a winning record for the first time this season. 


Both teams enter the weeknd carrying the baggage of underwhelming starts to their seasons. 

The Crusaders, of the Patriot League, wedged their lone victory of the season over UNH in between losses to Navy and Yale. Picked to finish fourth in the Patriot League, the good news for Holy Cross is that they don’t begin league play until next week against Bucknell.

Syracuse Football got off to a fast start against Western Michigan. The Orange move to 2-2 with a 52-33 win over the Broncos. Tommy Devito and the offense looked explosive for the first time this season. Amassing 545 yards and 7 touchdowns. The defense struggled to stop the run allowing over 200 rushing yards but the unit caused turnovers that kept Syracuse in charge of the lead.