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What was the best buzzer-beater in Syracuse basketball history?

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After watching Kawhi Leonard lift the Toronto Raptors over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game seven on Sunday night, we got to wondering what’s the best buzzer beater in Syracuse Orange men’s basketball history? Before we get to the list though we’ll be clear that these are game-winning shots and at the final buzzer (or incredibly close to it). Click here... more

Syracuse women’s basketball picks up transfer from Rhode Island

Syracuse women’s basketball picks up transfer from Rhode Island
The Syracuse women’s basketball team has added some more depth and experience to its roster. Elemy Colome, a 5-foot-7 guard, announced via Twitter that she is transferring from Rhode Island to the Orange. Colome led Rhode Island with an average of 14.1 points per game last season. She also shot 36-126 (.286) from three-point range. Since she is a grad... more

Syracuse & Georgetown renew rivalry with 4-game series

Syracuse & Georgetown renew rivalry with 4-game series
On Tuesday, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that the Syracuse Orange and Georgetown Hoyas were adding another two games to their series, extending it through the 2020-21 season. But according to Syracuse Athletics today, the series will go out even further than that — a total of four years, wrapping up with a game at the Dome in late 2022.... more

Syracuse WBB brings top-10 aspirations into 2019-20

Syracuse WBB brings top-10 aspirations into 2019-20
When Tiana Mangakahia announced that she’d return to the Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team for her final season, it’s understandable that expectations were ratcheted up a notch or two. In a very early look by ESPN, we see just how much. On Monday morning, Charlie Creme posted his way-too-early Top 25 for 2019-20; a list that includes Syracuse all the... more

Syracuse basketball’s future non-conference schedules get tougher to balance

Syracuse basketball’s future non-conference schedules get tougher to balance
Since the ACC announced an expanded 20-game schedule, we knew that it would likely impact the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team’s ability to add all of the teams it wanted to in non-conference play. We’ve talked about that from time to time here, and hypothesized about who makes the cut (and who doesn’t) when looking at Syracuse’s usual non-conference foes.... more

Tyus Battle signs with Jay-Z’s agency ahead of NBA Draft

Tyus Battle signs with Jay-Z’s agency ahead of NBA Draft
Former Syracuse basketball player Tyus Battle has signed an agreement with Roc Nation, a division of entertainer and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company. Battle, a 6-foot-6 guard, previously announced that he would enter this year’s NBA draft. Battle led Syracuse in scoring each of the last two seasons. Battle made the announcement on Tuesday on his Twitter page… Blessed to... more

Before basketball, Jim Boeheim led the Syracuse golf team

Before basketball, Jim Boeheim led the Syracuse golf team
When Jim Ganotis arrived at Syracuse, he thought about joining the golf team. Ganotis was a quality golfer on the junior level, and he wanted to keep playing at the college level. He went to Manley Field House to talk with the team’s young coach, Jim Boeheim. “I’m glad you came,” Ganotis recalled Boeheim saying. “We have a tournament tomorrow.... more

Is Nike trying to hint at a Syracuse Athletics rebrand?

Is Nike trying to hint at a Syracuse Athletics rebrand?
Just last week, we were talking about the impending deal between Nike and the Syracuse Orange that hopefully gets us some new branding (and uniforms). Now, we may have seen the first signs of movement on such an agreement. As you may recall around this time last year, Nike changed its college gear homepage and Syracuse’s logo was no longer... more

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has no plans to retire, no end-game strategy

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has no plans to retire, no end-game strategy
In the years leading up to Jim Boeheim’s appointed retirement at the end of the 2017-18 season, opposing coaches used the countdown as a negative recruiting pitch. “A lot of coaches said, ‘You don’t want to go there because he won’t be coaching there,’’’ Boeheim said. “And all those coaches are gone. They’re all gone.’’ Now 74 years old, Boeheim... more

Carrier Dome Managing Director says project has ‘officially begun’

Carrier Dome Managing Director says project has ‘officially begun’
The highly anticipated project to renovate the Carrier Dome in Syracuse is now underway. This is Phase One of the project, which includes most notably a replacement of the air-inflated Carrier Dome roof. Dome Managing Director and Syracuse University Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala says, “The project in my mind has officially begun.” Already buck hoists are... more

6’11 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse basketball

6’11 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse basketball
The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball center position figures to intrigue more than nearly any on the roster after Paschal Chukwu’s departure. On Friday, the Orange landed a potential replacement for the 7-foot-3 shot-blocker that helped anchor SU’s top-tier defense for two seasons. Jesse Edwards, of the IMG Academy in Florida, has committed to Syracuse according to Syracuse.com. The currently unrated... more

NBA scouts size up Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett

NBA scouts size up Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett
Tyus Battle, Syracuse’s best player over the past two seasons, has played his final game at SU. While unlikely, forward Oshae Brissett may have, too. He will reportedly test the NBA Draft waters. The Daily Orange spoke with several NBA scouts for their analysis of the Orange’s top two talents over the past two seasons. The NBA scouts requested to... more

Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett to test NBA Draft waters, per report

Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett to test NBA Draft waters, per report
We already knew that the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team was undergoing a lot of change this offseason. With Frank Howard and Paschal Chukwu graduating and Tyus Battle declaring for the NBA Draft, SU already had to replace a lot. They may need to replace more still, following the news on Thursday that Oshae Brissett will be testing the NBA... more

Syracuse tournament run ends in second round at the hands of the Jackrabbits

Orange women and Jackrabbits will tip at 7 pm Monday on ESPN
The Orange’s season came to an end in an electrifying battle from start to finish. The third-seeded Syracuse women’s basketball team lost 75-64 to sixth-seeded South Dakota State (28-6) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Monday night inside the Carrier Dome. The loss concludes the Orange’s season, as Syracuse finishes its 2018-19 campaign with a 25-9 overall record,... more

Jim Boeheim’s legacy immortalized in Lyons

Jim Boeheim’s legacy immortalized in Lyons
In the downstairs bathroom of Jim Boeheim’s childhood home, the old tub looks like a casket. Inside are cleaning supplies for the funeral home. The bathroom’s original wallpaper hasn’t changed. The marble countertops are still there, the piping still exposed, just as it was when Boeheim occupied the space. Down the hallway, the living room — a fireplace, a table... more

Tyus Battle should be remembered for his willingness to take, and make, clutch shots

Tyus Battle should be remembered for his willingness to take, and make, clutch shots
I may never see Syracuse’s chancellor, Kent Syverud, jump up and down ever again. But three rows in front of my spot on press row on Dec. 8, that’s what I witnessed. Tyus Battle pulled up at the right elbow and buried a game-winning jumper to beat SU’s long-time rival, Georgetown. Syverud hopped in celebration, and Syracuse Director of Athletics... more

ONE & DONE: Hot shooting Baylor ends Syracuse season in Salt Lake City (full coverage)

ONE & DONE: Hot shooting Baylor ends Syracuse season in Salt Lake City (full coverage)
The Syracuse (20-14, 10-8 ACC) basketball team was edged by Baylor (20-13, 10-8 Big 12), 78-69, Thursday evening in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, drawing the 2019 season to a close. The 20 wins mark the fifth 20+ win season in the last seven years for the Orange. Elijah Hughes had a career night with a personal-best 25... more
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