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Shafer Sacked at SU

What’s next for Syracuse football in the wake of coach Shafer’s firing?

Villanova. Rhode Island. Central Michigan (twice). Wake Forest (twice). That’s two Football Championship Subdivision teams, a middle-of-the-pack Mid-American Conference team, and a bottom-of-the-barrel Atlantic Coast Conference team.

Joe Biden’s Dream

Could there be an ulterior motive involved in Joe Biden’s decision to not run for president?

When he announced in October that he was not going to run for president, Vice President Joe Biden laid out the platform that he wants his party to run on in his absence: stop runaway campaign spending, guarantee child care and four years of college to everyone, avoid unnecessary foreign entanglements.

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What Were They Thinking?

Season’s Cretins

Starbucks may have had the right idea with its newest cup decor

It’s one thing to steal an ethnic expulsion strategy straight from the playbook of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. But now Donald Trump is forcing me to suspend my boycott of Starbucks. No wonder I feel like Crapuccino.

Two Teams, Two Perspectives

Syracuse’s two biggest sports teams are at different ends of the spectrum

So what did we learn after a wild sports weekend at the Carrier Dome?

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Curses, Foiled Again

After the Landslide

Will County Executive Joanie Mahoney keep her campaign promises in her third term?

A funny thing happened on the way to Election Day. In the race for Onondaga County Executive between incumbent Joanie Mahoney and challenger Tobey Shelley, the Syracuse New Times unexpectedly became part of the story. A pretty big part of the story, actually. For starters, here’s a dirty little secret that reporters will only tell you off the record — covering politicians when they are running for office is really boring.

Coming Distractions

Amid pesky NCAA penalties and unproven players, the SU basketball team just wants to look forward

After a season that ended in March Sadness instead of March Madness, fans of the Syracuse University basketball team can at least look forward to the possibility that the Orange will return to the NCAA Tournament next March.

McNabb Fumbles Teachable Moment

Donovan McNabb’s recent negligence raises concern for the former SU quarterback

You can’t really say anything bad about Donovan McNabb in this town without catching grief. But last month when the former Syracuse University quarterback, humanitarian, NFL standout and all-around good guy visited Syracuse, he had a chance to make a difference. And he blew it big time.

Flake Out on the Slopes

The local alpine ski centers are busy preparing for the coming season

Amid the threat of a warming planet, Central New York experienced consistently cold temperatures and regular snowfall during the 2014-2015 winter, a perfect scenario for Nordic and alpine skiers alike. Although seasonal weather predictions are basically guesswork, winter sports enthusiasts are nonetheless hopeful that the 2015-2016 season will provide plenty of opportunities as well.