All articles by Matt Michael

NCAA East Regional Marches Its Madness to the Dome

The Sweet 16 and Elite 8 will be played at the Carrier Dome

We all know by now that the Syracuse University men’s basketball team didn’t go to this year’s NCAA Tournament. But the tournament is coming to us this weekend.



March Sadness

Sports writer Matt Michael on the SU men’s basketball’s checkered season, which prematurely ended

For the first time since 1993, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team will not participate in a national postseason tournament (either the NCAA or NIT). And for the first time since 1979 — the year before SU joined the Big East Conference — the Orange will not play in a conference tournament.



SU Hangs Tough Despite Short Hoops Season

S.U. men’s basketball team wasn’t going to make the NCAA Tournament anyway

Let’s face it: There was a good chance this year’s Syracuse University men’s basketball team wasn’t going to make the NCAA Tournament anyway.



Syracuse Chiefs Hot Stove Event Sells Out

A sign that more people will come out to NBT Bank Stadium in 2015?

It was only fitting that the Syracuse Chiefs had legendary pitcher Tommy John as the special guest at their annual Hot Stove Baseball Dinner, because the Chiefs, like John’s left arm, have come back from the dead.



It’s about to get a lot harder for the Orange

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team has a number of tough games ahead after holding its own thus far.

Let’s go back to the start of the Syracuse University men’s basketball season in mid-November. What if we had told you back then that …



Daunting Conference Schedule Ahead for SU Basketball Team

SU looks to gain momentum heading into ACC conference play.

After the Syracuse University men’s basketball team’s win over Cornell Dec. 31, coach Jim Boeheim was asked if it was important for the Orange to get off to a good start in Atlantic Coast Conference play.



SU Basketball Off to a Rough Start

The Syracuse men’s basketball team (6-3) are not playing up to the standards they’ve set over the past six seasons.

As the Syracuse University men’s basketball team was about to start the 2014-15 season, this reporter said Orange fans who were worried about the team’s lack of experience should take a cue from Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who famously told Packers fans earlier this season to just R-E-L-A-X.



Orange Tries to Build A New Offense

“We have a lot of inexperience at a lot of positions.”

In his usual colorful way, Syracuse University assistant men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins says what the Orange offense is going through right now is like “speed dating.”



Crunch’s Record-Setting Game: Mezmermizing

“The atmosphere. The crowd. It’s an event.”

Here’s the first thing that came to Syracuse Crunch season-ticket holder Chuck McCarty’s mind when he heard that Crunch owner Howard Dolgon had arranged for his team to host the “Frozen Dome Classic” – the first hockey game at the Carrier Dome.



SU Basketball Reloads…Again

R-E-L-A-X

The thing about always having great players is that you’re always going to lose great players.