Your Marquette-Syracuse Open Thread [UPDATE: Now it's a Wichita…

If you're watching at home, feel free to participate however you want—we put a big yelling Baye Keita Cleanthony Early picture up there in case you'd rather annotate something, or just yak about whatever in the discussion—and enjoy this last and pleasantly coincidental gasp of the Big East as we know it, in an arena… » 3/30/13 4:35pm 3/30/13 4:35pm

"When Marrone Interviewed, He Must Have Been Extremely Impressive": Six…

Chan Gailey was pretty much a washout from the start for the Bills, and fans who withstood his 16-32 record there are understandably happy to have him gone. Still—who's the new guy? Doug Marrone is: Syracuse's former coach, a one-time offensive coordinator under Sean Peyton, and...that's kind of it. Marrone may well… » 1/06/13 4:15pm 1/06/13 4:15pm

Police Are Investigating The Syracuse University Athletic Department's…

Very few details are known at this time, but according to the Syracuse Post-Standard, the Syracuse police department and district attorney's office are investigating Roger Springfield, a former sportscaster and current director of media properties and productions for the Syracuse University athletic department. » 12/20/12 2:10pm 12/20/12 2:10pm

Several Fights Broke Out And A Man Was Stabbed During The First…

Orange Madness, the Syracuse version of the Midnight Madness events that take place all over the country on the first day of basketball practices, devolved into chaos around the periphery of the Carrier Dome last night. Syracuse security told reporters that multiple scuffles broke out around concession stands while… » 10/13/12 9:15am 10/13/12 9:15am

Laurie Fine To File Libel Suit Against ESPN

That "major announcement" that Laurie Fine promised for us later this morning, at a castle for some reason? It's exactly what you thought. Fine is bringing a libel lawsuit against ESPN, reporter Mark Schwarz, and producer Arty Berko for their reporting of child sexual abuse allegations against former Syracuse coach… » 5/16/12 9:50am 5/16/12 9:50am

Bernie Fine's Wife Is Making A "Major Announcement" On Wednesday In A…

Pictured is Belhurst Castle in Geneva, N.Y. Not a terribly inviting place. Nonetheless—or perhaps therefore—Laurie Fine, wife of accused molester (and former Syracuse assistant basketball coach) Bernie Fine, will speak there on Wednesday. Two of Fine's accusers, Zach Tomaselli and Floyd VanHooser, have retracted their… » 5/14/12 3:35pm 5/14/12 3:35pm

Appalachia! F-Yeah! Your 7ish Open Thread

Butler takes on Syracuse (in Salt Lake City), and Washington takes on West Virginia (in Syracuse). Will the Big East's reputation be saved tonight, or will it be taunted and booed until throats are sore? » 3/25/10 6:45pm 3/25/10 6:45pm

Medium-Sized Kitties Paw At Overly Tanned New Yorkers: Vermont-Syracuse…

This is not going to be a repeat of the 2005 game between these teams since 'Cuse is actually good this year. The town of Syracuse is responsible for this, though, so chug some maple syrup and comment it up. » 3/19/10 9:30pm 3/19/10 9:30pm

NCAA Tournament Live Blog: (3) Syracuse Vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin

Your live blogger for this game will be Steve Krakauer of Mediabistro's TVNewser. No, I did not offer this game to him in exchange for a profile story. » 3/20/09 12:10pm 3/20/09 12:10pm

Buzzer-Beaters Of The Gods ... Plus, Post-Game Microphone Carnage

Who hasn't dreamed at one time or another of doing this? The long 3 to win it ... ohhhhh! They're going crazy at the Carrier Dome! (Your fantasy may or may not include topless cheerleaders). » 12/16/08 10:00am 12/16/08 10:00am

Greg Robinson Reads Children's Classics

You've gotta feel for Greg Robinson. He seems like a nice enough guy, and by all accounts he's a decent coach. His heart's in the right place, and all that. But if you ever wanted a more vivid picture of what the strain of coaching a major college football team is like, take a look at the video below of Robinson's… » 12/03/08 11:30am 12/03/08 11:30am

Jim Boeheim Hates Your Guts

In the type of game that gets us so freaking excited for the tournament next week we almost wet ourselves, Syracuse pretty much just clinched a NCAA tournament big by beating No. 1 Connecticut 86-84. The key, not surprisingly, was guard Gerry McNamara, who had 13 assists and hit a huge 3-pointer to send the game into… » 3/09/06 2:50pm 3/09/06 2:50pm