Sports in Syracuse

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Syracuse, New York is a top-division, minor-league and college sports city. Teams include the Syracuse Chiefs of AAA Baseball and the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. The most attended sporting events in Syracuse are those of the NCAA Division I Syracuse University Orange. The Syracuse Silver Knights (MISL) are the only Major League team in Syracuse; they play soccer in the War Memorial Arena.

History[edit]

Syracuse Stars baseball team, 1877
The basketball shot clock was invented and first used by the Syracuse Nationals.

Syracuse has had several top-level pro teams. Most notable are the Syracuse Nationals, an NBA team which played 17 seasons in Syracuse (1947–1963) before moving to Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia 76ers; and two different Major League Baseball teams: the Syracuse Stars of the National League in 1879, which didn't finish their first season; and the Syracuse Stars of the American Association in 1890.

Venues and attendance[edit]

Basketball at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome stadium

Syracuse University's Carrier Dome can hold over 33,000 and 50,000 people, for basketball and football respectively, making it the largest domed stadium in the Northeastern United States and the largest on a college campus. Especially the Orange's basketball games have been making use of the Dome's capacity over the past few years. The third most attended college sporting events are lacrosse games. The Syracuse University Orange often draw over 6,000 fans, while the Division II Le Moyne College Dolphins are very popular as well.

Other sports venues in and around Syracuse include:

Golf courses[edit]

Ski areas and resorts[edit]

Professional teams[edit]

War Memorial at Oncenter, venue for the Syracuse Crunch (ice hockey) and Silver Nights (indoor soccer)


College teams[edit]

  • Syracuse University Orange (NCAA Division I-A)
    • Men's
      • Basketball
      • Crew
      • Cross Country
      • Football
      • Lacrosse
      • Rowing
      • Soccer
      • Swimming/Diving (Removed 2007)
      • Track & Field
    • Women's
      • Basketball
      • Cross Country
      • Field Hockey
      • Lacrosse
      • Soccer
      • Softball
      • Swimming/Diving (Removed 2007)
      • Tennis
      • Track & Field
      • Volleyball
      • Ice Hockey (Added 2007)
  • Le Moyne College Dolphins (NCAA Division II)
    • Men's
      • Baseball
      • Basketball
      • Cross Country
      • Golf
      • Lacrosse
      • Soccer
      • Swimming/Diving
    • Women's
      • Basketball
      • Cross Country
      • Lacrosse
      • Soccer
      • Softball
      • Swimming/Diving
      • Tennis
      • Volleyball
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Mighty Oaks (USCAA)
    • Men's
      • Basketball
      • Cross Country
      • Golf
      • Soccer
      • Woodsman
    • Women's
      • Cross Country
      • Soccer
      • Woodsman

National championships[edit]

2004 Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse, National Champions
Baseball
Basketball
  • 1955: Syracuse Nationals: NBA World Champions
  • 2003: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Basketball National Champions
Football
  • 1959: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I-A Football National Champions
Lacrosse
  • 1983: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 1988: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 1989: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 1993: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 1995: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 2000: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 2002: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 2004: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 2004: Le Moyne College Dolphins: NCAA Division II Lacrosse National Champions
  • 2008: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions
  • 2009: Syracuse University Orange: NCAA Division I Lacrosse National Champions

Note: Until 2004, Syracuse University's teams were called the Orangemen and Orangewomen. Now they are known as the Orange.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Highland Forest," Onondaga County Parks. Accessed: January 8, 2014.

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