SYRACUSE ORANGE BASKETBALL INFORMATION:
Location: Syracuse, New York
Stadium: Carrier Dome
Conference: Big East
Rivals: St. Johns Red Storm, Georgetown Hoyas
Syracuse first fielded a basketball team in 1899, and were successful early in their history. The Orange won their first national championships in 1918 and 1926. The 1926 team was lead by coach Lew Andreas, who coached no other than basketball Hall of Famer Vic Hanson. The Orange also posted successful seasons in the late 1960's, 1970's and late 1980's, reaching the NCAA Tournament in 1984-86. In 2003, the school recorded its first NCAA championship.
Syracuse plays their home games at the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse Orange football, basketball and lacrosse share the facility. The Carrier Dome is the largest domed stadium of any college campus, and is the largest dome on the Northeastern U.S. The facility is sponsored by Carrier air conditioning, though there is no air conditioning in the stadium as the regional temperatures hardly ever fluctuate away from room temperature.
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