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Watch the Carrier Dome roof as it is deflated for final time & watch live construction progress (video)

Watch the Carrier Dome roof as it is deflated for final time (video)
As part of the Carrier Dome roof project at Syracuse University, the air-supported roof was lowered for the final time on Monday.  The building remains, but the landmark inflatable white roof that has stood tall on the Syracuse skylines for the past 40 years is gone. The updated Dome will eventually include numerous changes, including a fixed roof and air conditioning.... more

ACC reverses decision, joins other major conferences in canceling tournament games

ACC reverses decision, joins other major conferences in canceling tournament games
The ACC has decided to cancel the remainder of its men’s basketball tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic. ACC officials made the decision just minutes before tipoff of Thursday’s first quarterfinal game between Florida State and Clemson at the Greensboro Coliseum. ACC commissioner John Swofford had addressed the media less than two hours earlier, discussing the conference’s decision to go ahead... more

Syracuse stuns North Carolina with 81-53 victory in second round of ACC Tournament (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse takes on North Carolina tonight in ACC second round
Syracuse stunned North Carolina, 81-53, in the second round of the ACC Tournament here at the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday. The game came at the end of a strange day in college basketball with games being canceled or postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. Syracuse (18-14) advances to face No. 3 seed Louisville in Thursday’s quarterfinals. The game... more

Hughes earns first team All-ACC

Hughes earns first team All-ACC
Redshirt junior forward Elijah Hughes, who led the conference in scoring average during the regular season, was named first team All-ACC on Monday. Duke sophomore guard Tre Jones was voted the 2020 ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, highlighting the All-ACC Men’s Basketball Team and award winners for the 2019-20 season, as released Monday morning by... more

Syracuse falls to Miami, 69-65, in overtime to close regular season (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse closes out regular season at Miami
Syracuse survived a half without Elijah Hughes, but it couldn’t manage an extra five minutes without its star player. Miami handed Syracuse a 69-65 overtime loss in an ugly affair at the Watsco Center on Saturday. Hughes, the ACC’s leading scorer, watched from the bench after suffering an apparent head injury on a fall. When he fell backward, Hughes appeared to hit... more

Louisville tops Syracuse in ACC Quarterfinals

Louisville tops Syracuse in ACC Quarterfinals
Top-seeded Louisville’s 3-point shooting was too much for Syracuse to overcome, as the Orange fell to the Cardinals, 71-46, in the quarterfinals of the 2020 ACC Tournament. The No. 5-ranked Cardinals made 12 shots from downtown, led by ACC Player of the Year Dana Evans, who made six. Evans led all scorers with 23 points. The Cardinals outrebounded the Orange,... more

Syracuse takes down Virginia to advance to ACC Quarterfinals

Syracuse takes down Virginia to advance to ACC Quarterfinals
Syracuse led for the final 27 minutes of the game and allowed just three points in the fourth quarter, beating Virginia 67-50 to advance to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament for the second-straight year. The Orange forced 26 turnovers and blocked 10 shots, while holding Virginia to 50 points, tying a season low for the Cavaliers. Syracuse had five... more

Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim lead Syracuse to road win over Boston College, 84-71 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse hits the road to take on Boston College tonight (preview & info)
The Elijah and Buddy Show took over Conte Forum to the delight of the Syracuse fans who took over Boston College’s arena on Tuesday night. Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim combined for 49 points as Syracuse pulled away in the second half for an 84-71 win over the Eagles. Hughes scored 28 points, while Boeheim contributed 21 for the Orange.... more

Syracuse outlasted by Boston College, 88-81

Syracuse Women outlasted by Boston College, 88-81
It was fast-paced and close throughout, but the in the end Boston College outlasted Syracuse, 88-81, Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. The loss snaps Syracuse’s 12-game winning-streak against BC dating back to 2014. Gabrielle Cooper and Kiara Lewis both scored 18 points in the game. The loss places Syracuse as the eight-seed in the ACC Tournament. The Orange open the tournament Thursday against... more

Syracuse falls to North Carolina at the Carrier Dome, 92-79 (full coverage)

Syracuse falls to North Carolina at the Carrier Dome, 92-79 (full coverage)
The North Carolina Tar Heels ruined a festive day at the Carrier Dome for the Syracuse Orange. The Carrier Dome was jumping early on Saturday with celebrities Tom Brady and Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon sitting courtside. Former Syracuse great John Wallace saw his No. 44 jersey honored during a halftime ceremony.... more

Syracuse Women fall to NC State, 69-60

Syracuse women fall to NC State, 69-60
Syracuse ended the road portion of the regular season Thursday with a 69-60 loss to No. 8 NC State (24-4, 13-4 ACC) in  Raleigh, N.C. Kiara Lewis recorded her second consecutive 20-point game in the defeat and Emily Engstler scored her 250th point of the year. The Orange (15-13, 9-8 ACC) return to the hardwood Sunday afternoon to host Boston College (17-11, 10-7 ACC)... more

Syracuse cruises to road win over Pittsburgh, 72-49 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse hits the road to take on Pittsburgh tonight (preview & info)
How convincing was Syracuse’s 72-49 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night? When the game stopped for a timeout with 10:30 left and Syracuse leading 60-37, many Pitt fans began streaming up the aisles and out into the rainy night. Syracuse dominated the Panthers from opening tap to final buzzer, leading by 16 points at halftime and as many as 25... more

Syracuse Women’s basketball falls short against Notre Dame, 72-70

Syracuse Women’s basketball falls short against Notre Dame, 72-70
It took four full quarters of basketball to decide a victor, but the day ultimately ended with Syracuse (15-12, 9-7 ACC) losing, 72-70, to Notre Dame (11-17, 6-10 ACC) Sunday afternoon in South Bend, Ind. Orange guard Kiara Lewis joined the 1,000-point club with her 24-point performance, and Gabrielle Cooper recorded back-to-back double-doubles. The loss snaps Syracuse’s five-game winning streak and evens the season... more

Big second half propels Syracuse over Georgia Tech, 79-72 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse takes on Georgia Tech at the Carrier Dome tonight (preview & info)
The Syracuse Orange looked all but dead at halftime, but rallied with an impressive second-half effort to claim a 79-72 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The Orange came into Saturday’s game having lost five of its last six contests and it seemed like another loss was on the way when Georgia Tech took a 38-27... more

Syracuse women top Clemson for fifth straight victory, 59-46

Syracuse women top Clemson for fifth straight victory, 59-46
With 1,592 fans in attendance, Syracuse used a 59-46 victory over Clemson Thursday night in the Carrier Dome to secure its fifth-straight victory and improve to 10-3 at home. The ninth consecutive win over the Tigers (7-20, 3-13 ACC) improves the Orange’s record to 15-11 and 9-6 in ACC play. Senior Gabrielle Cooper recorded just her second career double-double in the victory,... more

Syracuse gets pounded by Louisville, 90-66 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse hits the road to face Louisville tonight (preview & info)
Louisville had too many weapons and too much physical strength for Syracuse. Louisville exerted its advantages in experience, size, depth and strength to hand Syracuse a 90-66 loss at the KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday night. It was the worst loss for Syracuse since a 79-53 loss to Virginia last season. The Orange lost for the fifth time in its... more

Syracuse women roll past Pittsburgh for fourth straight victory

Syracuse women roll past Pittsburgh, 71-53
A pair of strong performances from Kiara Lewis and Digna Strautmane helped Syracuse roll past Pittsburgh for the 18th consecutive win. The Orange topped the Panthers 71-53 at home in the Carrier Dome to extend their winning streak to four and improve to 14-11 overall and 8-6 in the ACC. Lewis and Strautmane scored 19 and 18 points, respectively. Syracuse sweeps the Panthers in... more

Syracuse falls short at Florida State, 80-77 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse hits the road for a Saturday showdown against Florida State (preview & info)
Led by Elijah Hughes, Syracuse put forth a gutsy effort against 8th-ranked Florida State but came up just short in an 80-77 loss at the Donald Tucker Center on Saturday. Hughes, who was questionable after sustaining a groin injury earlier in the week, scored a game-high 25 points, but he was off the mark on a last-second 3-pointer that could... more
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