October 12, 1989 |
It isn't often that someone looks forward to playing Penn State in football. But you can count Syracuse coach Dick MacPherson among the minority. At least, in this particular instance. "They're the perfect team for us to be playing this weekend. We need Penn State to get us revved up to win," said MacPherson, whose Orangemen (2-2) host the Nittany Lions (4-1) Saturday in the Carrier Dome (ESPN, 4 p.m.). "It's just what the doctor ordered. " Syracuse, which shelled the Lions, 48-21, at home in 1987, is trying to beat Penn State for the third consecutive year, something nobody has managed to do since Joe Paterno became the head coach at Happy Valley.
November 3, 1994 |
You can't blame former St. Joseph's Prep and current Miami Hurricanes quarterback Frank Costa for having some apprehension about going into the Carrier Dome for Saturday's Big East showdown with Syracuse. In 1992, when Costa was a redshirt sophomore and Gino Torretta was quarterbacking the team, the No. 1-ranked Hurricanes visited the No. 8 Orangemen and nearly lost the game - and their hearing. "We barely came out of there with a win," Costa said of the Hurricanes' 16-10 victory.
November 25, 1991 |
Tournament MVP Angel Lewis scored on a layup with one second left in regulation, then added five points in overtime, as Syracuse's women's basketball team defeated St. Joseph's, 74-68, in the championship game of the Carrier Classic in the Carrier Dome. Erin Kenneally scored 18 points and Lewis 16 for Syracuse (2-0). Katie Curry notched 18 points, Audrey Codner 15 points and nine rebounds and Cindy Anderson 14 points for the Hawks (1-1), who trailed by as many as 16 in the first half.
February 25, 1998 |
An hour before the scheduled tipoff, St. John's was stuck in a snowbound bus two miles from the Carrier Dome, where No. 23 Syracuse awaited. But a little snow wasn't going to stand in the way of the Big East's hottest team. "We wanted to walk to the game. We were anxious and excited, but coach [Fran Fraschilla] wouldn't let us," said Zendon Hamilton, who had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Red Storm to a 67-65 victory over Syracuse last night. With traffic snarled in a blinding snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow on Syracuse, St. John's didn't arrive at the Carrier Dome until 35 minutes before the scheduled start, causing a 35-minute delay.
January 11, 1990 |
Derrick Coleman led Syracuse out of a two-game shooting slump, matching his career-high with 24 points and 17 rebounds, as the Orangemen turned back St. John's, 81-72, last night in a Big East game in Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse (No. 6 AP and UPI) used a 19-9 run to begin the second half and pull away from St. John's (No. 15, No. 16 UPI). Syracuse, which shot 33 percent from the field in its previous two games, used 67 percent shooting in the second half to improve to 11-1, 2-1 in the conference, and stop St. John's eight-game winning streak.
May 11, 2013 |
Villanova and Syracuse have agreed to a home-and-home men's basketball series over the next two seasons. Syracuse will play Villanova in the Carrier Dome on Dec. 28, and the Wildcats will host the Orange at the Wells Fargo Center in 2014 at a date to be determined. Tryout for Arcidiacono. Ryan Arcidiacono, a freshman point guard at Villanova, accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball men's under-19 National Team training camp. The camp will be held on June 15-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 10, 2013 |
The Cabrini men's lacrosse team will visit Rochester Institute on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Cabrini beat Springfield, 20-8, in the first round on May 1 and will advance to the quarterfinals Wednesday with a victory. The Division III title game will be May 26 at Lincoln Financial Field. The Linc will also host the Division I semifinals on May 25 at 2:30 and 5 p.m. and the championship on May 27 at 1 p.m. The Division II championship game is set for May 26 at the Linc.
January 3, 1993 |
It is a forbidding place to most visitors, the Carrier Dome with its Teflon din, where the largest hostile basketball crowd in the country intimidates with a throbbing wall of Orange sound. For some reason, Villanova remains unaffected. For some reason, the Dome feels as comfortable to the Wildcats as an old pair of slippers. With last night's blistering 79-61 victory over 12th-ranked Syracuse, Villanova has now won four consecutive times at the Carrier Dome. Seniors Arron Bain (13 points, eight rebounds)
January 7, 1991 |
Villanova coach Rollie Massimino must have been wondering what he got himself into. While many Big East teams have been playing against schools that make only the results page in December, the Wildcats have been playing everybody. Saturday night, Massimino found himself and his team playing in the insane atmosphere of the Carrier Dome against unbeaten Syracuse. 'Nova was 6-5, 0-2 in the Big East and wondering where its next win could come from. Naturally, the Wildcats suffocated the Orange and beat them convincingly, 76-66.
January 7, 1990 |
Rollie Massimino had called Syracuse "probably the most talented team I've ever seen assembled," a group that approached the elite class of the Georgetown teams anchored by Patrick Ewing. Well, you all remember what Massimino's Villanova team did to Ewing's Hoyas back in 1985. And Massimino and a new band of Wildcats were back at their shocking best again last night, ignoring unbeaten Syracuse's No. 1 ranking and a sellout crowd at the Carrier Dome to upset the Orangemen, 93-74, before 32,529 disbelievers.