All articles by Matt Michael

A Syracuse guy running a Syracuse team for the Syracuse fans

“It’s going to take a little while to get this thing right”

Jason Smorol left baseball, but baseball never left him.



Over and Out

After Cardiac ’Cuse flatlined in Buffalo, there are unanswered questions for the Orange’s 2014-2015 hoops season

When fans of the Syracuse University men’s basketball team look back at the 2013-2014 season, two shots will stand out in their minds:



The Road to Dallas Begins

SU hoopsters open in NCAA tourney Thursday afternoon

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Slumping Orange win at Florida State, now heads to ACC tourney

Boeheim: “We turned it around last year with one game”

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team can only hope that history will continue its curious habit of repeating itself.



Too Close for Comfort

It’s been a thrilling February, but will the Orange be good enough come March?

With a school-record 25 consecutive wins, the No. 1 ranking in the country and three of the most dramatic wins you’ll ever see in a recent two-week span, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team is on a roll unlike any other in the program’s 114-year history.



Devils’ Advocate

The epic SU-Duke game ushers a new college basketball rivalry

When 10-year-old Billy Pabst, of Scranton, Pa., received a ticket to the Duke-Syracuse University basketball game as a Christmas present, he said he “almost fainted.”



Skies the Limit for SU Freshman Tyler Ennis

Frosh Hosannah: If talented SU freshman Tyler Ennis is playing like this now, then the sky’s the limit

Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim didn’t come right out and say it, but he kind of said it: Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis is in the same class as former SU freshmen standouts Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara.



SU Stamps Itself as National Title Contender

SU basketball provides reasons for a conference-winning season

Now you can start dreaming. . .  of a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. . . of a return to the Final Four. . . of a national championship.



High Hopes

Following 2013’s unexpected headlines, anything’s possible this year

In the Dec. 24 issue we looked at the most memorable Syracuse sports stories from 2013. The best parts of that list were the moments that we didn’t see coming: the Syracuse University men’s basketball team reaching the Final Four after imploding at the end of the regular season; the Syracuse Crunch hockey team reaching the Calder Cup finals for the first time in franchise history; and a Simone-less Syracuse Chiefs baseball team for the first time in more than 50 years.



Nothing But Nets

SU hoops and lacrosse shine in a year of comings (Scott Shafer) and goings (the Simone dynasty)

If 2013 wasn’t one of the most historic years in Syracuse sports history, it’s certainly in the conversation.