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Syracuse suspends fraternity after report of racial slur

Nov. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An African American student at Syracuse University reported being called a racial slur over the weekend, prompting the college to suspend a fraternity Sunday and shut down social activities for all other fraternities for the rest of the semester pending an investigation. The student...

Girard helps Syracuse jump out early to beat Seattle 89-67

Nov. 16, 2019 11:04 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The first collegiate start for freshman guard Joe Girard III couldn’t have gone much better. Girard made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points in his first collegiate start, and Syracuse came out blistering to beat Seattle 89-67 on Saturday in the first meeting between the...

Engstler double-double lifts No. 20 Orange women by Albany

Nov. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Emily Engstler had her second-straight double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 20 Syracuse used 10-point advantages in the second and fourth quarters to dispatch Albany 75-53 on Saturday. Kiara Lewis led the Orange (3-0) with 17 points. Syracuse broke away from a 16-all...

Duke, Syracuse meet looking to end losing streaks

Nov. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke needs a few more wins to extend its postseason streak. Syracuse is looking for its first ACC win. The Blue Devils play host to the Orange on Saturday in a cross-division matchup of desperate teams stumbling down the stretch. “We’re all in a little bit of the same boat...

Syracuse overcomes slow start to overpower Colgate 70-54

Nov. 13, 2019 10:45 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It was a case of déjà vu for Syracuse Wednesday, but this time the offense woke up. After a 1-for-13 start in the team’s season-opener against Virginia, the Orange missed their first nine shots against Colgate, going the first six minutes without a make. The Orange...

Strautmane leads No. 20 Syracuse women past Md-ES 65-50

Nov. 12, 2019 10:27 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Digna Strautmane hit a career-high five 3-points and scored 17 points, Emily Engstler had her first career double-double and No. 20 Syracuse defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 65-50 on Tuesday night. Engster had 15 points and 11 rebounds, plus three blocks. Gabrielle Cooper added 11...

Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia recovering from surgery

Nov. 7, 2019 4:21 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia is recovering from breast surgery. The school made the announcement on Thursday. The 24-year-old Australian had surgery on Wednesday. Mangakahia was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in June and has been undergoing treatment. She was on the...

No. 11 Virginia's stellar defense beats Syracuse 48-34

Nov. 7, 2019 11:00 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Virginia picked up right where it left off in April — showcasing its Pack-Line defense in impressive fashion. Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, Jay Huff added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Virginia shut down Syracuse 48-34 on Wednesday night. Syracuse's shooting numbers...

No. 11 Virginia uses stellar defense to beat Syracuse 48-34

Nov. 7, 2019 12:32 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Virginia picked up right where it left off in April — showcasing its Pack-Line defense in impressive fashion. Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, Jay Huff added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Virginia shut down Syracuse 48-34 on Wednesday night. Syracuse's shooting numbers...

High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree

Nov. 6, 2019 4:22 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they're marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other nuts in nature. In a feat of genetic engineering, about half the chestnuts collected at this college experiment...