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Talkback: Ep 04- Hope

Apr 29, 2020

Without many of its many usual reminders, hope can seem lost. On this episode of Talkback, host Cooper Boardman looks at the journeys of three WAER alumni finding hope in their own lives and in the present moment. 

How Far Can #1 Syracuse Go This Season?

Mar 10, 2020
Drake Porter makes a save in the season opener against Colgate. The Canadian Keeper made 15 saves in Syracuse's 21-14 victory.

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team has a buzz this season that has been unmatched for years. The Orange are ranked #1 in the USILA Coaches’ Poll for the second week in a row. Last week, SU was only three points ahead of Penn St for the top spot. But, following a Nittany Lions loss to Cornell, the Orange have a 36-point lead on #2 Big Red.

Orange End Season on a Sour Note in Miami

Mar 8, 2020

Although their tournament hopes had already been dashed (barring an ACC Tournament Title), Syracuse was hoping to end their regular season on a strong note, playing the Miami Hurricanes who were without their leading scorer Chris Lykes.

The Watsco Center was filled with many Syracuse fans, the amount even surprising the announcers. However, even that advantage wasn’t enough as the Orange fell in overtime, 69-65.


For the first time since 2017, the Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse team is ranked No. 1 in the country. The undefeated Orange now face a very familiar opponent. This will be the 59th time SU plays Johns Hopkins and John Desko’s squad is 2-2 in the last four matchups. When these two teams clash, it is must-listen lacrosse. Two of those last four games have gone into overtime. Syracuse is coming off a victory over Hobart to keep the Kraus-Simmons trophy here in the Salt City. In that game, Tucker Dordevic had a career day in his sophomore season. 

Syracuse Looks to Finish Strong in Chestnut Hill

Mar 3, 2020

After having the remaining tournament hopes Jim Boeheim’s squad had crushed by North Carolina, the Orange will try to find some motivation to finish the year on a high note with their two remaining regular season games, this one against Boston College.

Bourama Sidibe blocks Justin Champagnie's jump shot.

Tomorrow afternoon the Syracuse men’s basketball team hosts North Carolina at the Carrier Dome. It will be the final home game of the season.

For a typical powerhouse, it has been a disastrous year for the Tarheels. North Carolina began the at ranked 9th on the AP Poll but has plummeted since. UNC is last in the conference standings with a 4-13 ACC record and an 11-17 record overall.

Syracuse Completes the Comeback After a Slow Start

Feb 22, 2020

  In a game that was supposed to be a sure thing for Syracuse, the Orange eeked out a comeback win 79-72. Georgia Tech came out firing offensively. In the first half, the Yellow Jackets were shooting almost 50% from the field. In contrast, SU shots less than 30%. It looked as though, Coach Boeheim’s team could sense it’s season was over. Syracuse was down by 11 a half, but something changed in the second half. SU started hitting it’s shots. 

Syracuse Tournament Hopes Slammed Shut by Louisville

Feb 20, 2020

Jim Boeheim's team still had life, with their tournament hopes on its last legs, needing a win over 11th ranked Louisville to bolster their resume.

The Cardinals had none of it.

Chris Mack's team was on a 2-game losing skid, including being thouroughly outplayed by Clemson, losing by 15. That Monday, Louisville (22-5, 13-3 ACC) held a players-only meeting, and after a "spirited" week of practice according to the ESPN broadcast, the Cardinals earned a wire-to-wire victory over the Orange (14-12, 7-8 ACC), winning 90-66.

Hughes Return Not Enough To Down #8 FSU

Feb 15, 2020

The Syracuse men’s basketball team lost 80-77 to Florida State. After missing the majority of the last game with a lower-body injury, Elijah Hughes returned for the Orange and was very productive. The transfer Junior led all scorers with 25 points and shot 50% from the floor. Florida State also came into the game with lineup questions. Leading scorer Devin Vassell missed the entire game. It did not appear to be a health issue, however, Leonard Hamilton declined to answer questions about Vassell’s status after the game.


With three of the big men for the Orange fouling out, the Syracuse Men’s Basketball team had to rely on freshmen Jesse Edwards and Brycen Goodine. In the final two seconds of the game, Elijah Hughes took a shot from behind the arch and missed. Then, Edwards reached for the offensive rebound but instead tipped it over to Goodine, who laid the ball in for the game-winner. This was almost identical to what happen when the football team hosted Wake Forest and beat them as time expired with a clutch play from an underclass.