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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, right, talks to his son Buddy Boeheim, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Le Moyne in Syracuse, N.Y. With five freshmen on the roster this year and his dad counting more on him than most probably anticipated, he's delivered. Syracuse travels to Virginia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

Son also rises: Buddy Boeheim playing sweet for Syracuse

Jan. 17, 2020 2:59 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — With the shot clock about to expire in an overtime game on the road against the reigning national champions, Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim curls far behind the arc on the right wing. He barely glances at his target, then launches a shot over the outstretched arms of a Virginia...

NY graduation rate improves ahead of review of requirements

Jan. 16, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York's high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019 ahead of a review and possible revision of diploma requirements, education officials said Thursday. The overall graduation rate was 83.4%, up just short of a percentage point from the previous year, data from the...

The Stewart Detention Center is seen through the front gate, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. The rural town is about 140 miles southwest of Atlanta and next to the Georgia-Alabama state line. The town’s 1,172 residents are outnumbered by the roughly 1,650 male detainees that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said were being held in the detention center in late November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

Jan. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. A Spanish interpreter is running late because of a flat tire. Rothschild tells the five immigrants before him that he’ll take a break before the...

Syracuse hires Sterlin Gilbert as offensive coordinator

Jan. 16, 2020 1:46 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has hired Sterlin Gilbert as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The university announced the hire on Thursday. Gilbert is a familiar face. He previously worked with Orange head coach Dino Babers for three seasons, serving in the same role at Eastern Illinois...

Syracuse defense stymies Boston College to rout the Eagles

Jan. 15, 2020 10:23 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It was way back in the 20th century, the 1996-97 season to be precise, when Syracuse lost its first three conference games at home as a member of the Big East. The Orange was in no mood to make history Wednesday night, routing Boston College 76-50 for its first Atlantic Coast...

Syracuse University chancellor outlines anti-racism plans

Jan. 13, 2020 7:14 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has allocated $5.6 million toward addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in response to a series of racist incidents on campus last fall, Chancellor Kent Syverud said Monday as a new semester began. In his annual winter address, Syverud said his...

Syracuse tabs Zach Arnett as new defensive coordinator

Jan. 11, 2020 6:43 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers named Zach Arnett as the Orange's new defensive coordinator on Saturday. Arnett joins the Orange after serving as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at San Diego State the past two seasons. “He learned under a great defensive mind in Rocky...

Tebow will be at Mets' spring training for 4th straight year

Jan. 9, 2020 1:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Tebow will be at spring training with the New York Mets for the fourth straight year. The Mets said Thursday the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner will report to major league training camp next month in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The 32-year-old outfielder hit .163 in 77 games last season at...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 file photo, Syracuse guard Joseph Girard III (11) drives against Oklahoma State guard Isaac Likekele (13) during the second half of an NCAA college semi final basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament in New York. Freshman guard Joe Girard has become an important player for Syracuse as the Orange try to make some headway in the Atlantic Coast Conference. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Freshman Joe Girard making an impact with Syracuse

Jan. 9, 2020 2:11 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Girard lay flat on his back after a fall on the hardwood of Jim Boeheim Court and staring up at Notre Dame's Prentiss Hubb as the sophomore hovered over the Orange freshman guard, glaring down in menacing fashion late in a tight game with the Irish. Girard hopped up and walked...

Virginia Tech guard Nahiem Alleyne (4) passes the ball during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Virginia Tech goes on second half run to defeat Syracuse

Jan. 8, 2020 1:16 AM EST

SYRACUSE, NY (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said he had to “have a kid on the floor who could rise up” in order to beat Syracuse. That kid turned out to be freshman Jalen Cone, who scored a career-high 19 points, including 16 in the second half, and Virginia Tech went on a 21-4 run...