Sports writer Matt Michael on the SU men’s basketball’s checkered season, which prematurely ends this weekend
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.
A college basketball game has a certain appeal to it.
Ever since I was a child, I've always enjoyed the fun of going to an SU game. The fact we have this particular major university is a great thing. It's difficult to imagine what Syracuse would be like without the school bringing in people from out of town - the result is pretty obvious. We can't take the Pyramid approach and cross our fingers while we sip from a tumbler in a compound, hoping that the Canadians continually arrive to give Congel business. Nothing like those international benefits. This is a continual tug-o-war.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.
Basketball season might be heating up, but it’s about to get a lot colder in the Carrier Dome.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Dome — home to Syracuse University’s football, basketball and lacrosse teams — will be transformed into an indoor ice hockey arena. The Syracuse Crunch will play the Utica Comets in the Frozen Dome Classic, the first professional hockey game in the Dome.