All articles by Matt Michael

Orange Football: Nowhere to Go But Up

The Syracuse Orange have a long road ahead to be considered one of college football’s elite programs

If new Syracuse University athletic director Mark Coyle has heard it once, he has heard it a thousand times: How are you going to fix the football program?



Summer Times 2015: Cooperstown

The swinging village really comes to life at the Baseball Hall of Fame

"Cooperstown is the greatest place on Earth." – Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller



Chiefs Swing Into Spring for Opening Day

The Syracuse Chiefs will play their home opener on Thursday, April 16

Central New Yorkers can’t say this loud enough: Winter is finally over! Now it’s time to play ball!



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.