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UPDATE: Frank Howard suspended indefinitely from Syracuse basketball team; sources cite failed drug test

Frank Howard suspended indefinitely from Syracuse basketball team
Syracuse will play their opening round game of the 2019 NCAA tournament on Thursday night, and potentially the entire tournament if they advance, without senior point guard Frank Howard as the school announced that he’s been suspended indefinitely. Now, sources say the suspension was due to a failed drug test. THE DAILY ORANGE REPORTS THAT THE SUSPENSION WAS DUE TO... more

Newark Reds Girls Varsity Bowling Team, Trinity Wells recognized by Village Board

Newark Reds Girls Varsity Bowling Team, Trinity Wells recognized by Village Board
At the March 19, 2019 Village Board meeting, members of the 2019 Newark Girls Varsity Bowling Team were recognized for their outstanding achievements this season. The team, comprised of Emily Spry, Abbie Olmstead, Natalie Kent, Ashley Tack, Rebecca Spry, Emily Lang, and Coach Mark Rowe, won the Finger Lakes League. They advanced to become Section V – Class C Champions... more

Cornell routs St. Bonaventure in Ithaca, 18-3

Cornell hosts St. Bonaventure in Tuesday lax showdown
The No. 8 Cornell men’s lacrosse team scored early and often as it dominated every facet of the game against Division I newcomer St. Bonaventure this evening at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red scored the first six goals of the game and never looked back as it stormed to the 18-3 victory. In all, 16 different Cornell players registered a... more

First look at Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament opponent, Baylor

First look at Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament opponent, Baylor
The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team is up against the Baylor Bears in the first round of this year’s NCAA Tournament. Gripe all you want about the late tip-off-time (though I certainly won’t), but Baylor actually presents one of the better matchups of SU’s possible opponents going into Selection Sunday. So for that, I’d say I’m pretty happy about it... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: The Big Dance is here & shame on Lori Loughlin (podcast)

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: The Big Dance is here & shame on Lori Loughlin (podcast)
Kenny is excited for March Madness as the brackets have been released and the Big Dance is finally here! Kenny takes a look at Syracuse’s chances as well as the top seeds in each region. Then, his opinions on the college admissions scandal involving former Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her daughter. . more

WEBER THIS WEEK: NCAA Bracket Breakdown & Ode to Midlakes girls basketball (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: NCAA Bracket Breakdown & Ode to Midlakes girls basketball (podcast)
This week the Web Dog talks NCAA Tournament on the day after the brackets were revealed. Also, one last look at the Midlakes girls varsity basketball team who fell just one-game short of the state championship but still made all Finger Lakes area basketball fans proud. . more

Syracuse WBB earns No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament

Syracuse WBB earns No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament
By earning a No. 3 seed, Syracuse will act as a host team and play games in the Carrier Dome up until the Sweet 16 round. They will host Fordham, No. 6 South Dakota State, and No. 11 Quinnipiac for the first two rounds before the tournament shifts to larger regions, and in Syracuse’s case, potentially to Portland, Ore. for... more

Syracuse vs. Duke lacrosse game moved to CNS Stadium

Syracuse vs. Duke lacrosse game moved to CNS Stadium
The Syracuse men’s lacrosse game vs. Duke on March 24 has been moved to Cicero-North Syracuse Stadium at Cicero-North Syracuse high school at 2 p.m., as the Carrier Dome will play host to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament this weekend. In addition the Syracuse women’s lacrosse game on March 23 would be played at Alibrandi Stadium at Christian Brothers Academy... more

Syracuse #8 seed in NCAA Tournament, will play Baylor on Thursday night

Syracuse #8 seed in NCAA Tournament, will play No. 9 seed Baylor
Syracuse has received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Orange (20-13, 10-8) will be an eight seed and take on nine seed Baylor (19-13, 10-8 Big 12) in the round of 64 on Thursday at 9:57 pm EST in Salt Lake City, Utah. Syracuse has been an eight seed once before in its NCAA Tournament history, losing in... more

Cornell rallies in Game 3 against Union to punch 3rd straight ticket to Lake Placid

Cornell rallies in Game 3 against Union to punch 3rd straight ticket to Lake Placid
All season long Cornell men’s hockey preached that, obviously, it would have preferred to win every game, but clinching a second straight Cleary Cup and learning to deal with adversity along the way would make for a livable give-and-take should the team’s struggles help come postseason. One weekend against Union in the ECAC Quarterfinals has, so far, proved just that.... more

END OF THE ROAD: Midlakes season ends as Irvington runs away with state title

END OF THE ROAD: Midlakes season ends as Irvington runs away with state title
An incredible two-year run from the Midlakes varsity girls basketball program can to an abrupt end on Saturday night in the NYSPHSAA Class B State Championship game at Hudson Valley Community College. The Screaming Eagles’ opponent, Irvington, took control of the title game early and never looked back finishing with a 71-38 victory and their school’s 6th state championship. Alaina... more

Dominant fourth lifts Orange past Rutgers, 18-14

Dominant fourth lifts Orange past Rutgers, 18-14
For the second week in a row, a dominant fourth quarter lifted the No. 13 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (4-2) past a ranked opponent. This time, ‘Cuse overcame a pair of four-goal deficits to down No. 16 Rutgers (4-4), 18-14. The Orange took their first lead on a goal by Griffin Cook with under-seven minutes to go in regulation, closing... more

Pittsford Mendon girls grab elusive basketball state title

Pittsford Mendon girls grab elusive basketball state title
The Pittsford Mendon Vikings have been a state-level power in high school girls basketball for years. Now, there is no digging or research needed to display it. The team’s name will be right there on the list of state champions. Mendon won its first New York State Public High School Athletic Association state championship Sunday, when it defeated Seton Catholic,... more

Yale overpowers Cornell in Ivy lacrosse opener

Yale overpowers Cornell in Ivy lacrosse opener
After a strong start to the season, Cornell men’s lacrosse lost its second game in three outings, as Ivy-favorite and reigning national champion Yale proved too strong for the Red Saturday and came away with a 16-11 victory. The Bulldogs (4-1, 1-0 Ivy League) opened with the first three goals of the contest and never looked back. In the second... more

Watkins Glen falls to Cambridge in Class C state title game, 57-43

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Watkins Glen hung around for three-plus quarters but couldn’t keep up Section 2’s Cambridge in Saturday night’s Class C state basketball title game at Hudson Valley Community College. More specifically, the Senecas didn’t have anyone like Indians sophomore Sophie Phillips, who scored 24 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, handed out six assists and made three steals in her team’s 57-43 victory.... more
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