Slices of Orange: Great Games and Performers in Syracuse University Sports History

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Syracuse University Press, 2005 - History - 226 pages
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From the last-second heroics of Wilmeth Sidat-Singh in Archbold Stadium to the last-second heroics of Donovan McNabb in the Carrier Dome more than a half century later, this book is a chronicle of the rich tradition of Syracuse University sports. There are games that stand the test of time - performances that years, even decades later bring a smile or in some cases a grimace, to a fan's face. They are indelible moments that, when strung together, give you a sense of a college's history. In Slices of Orange, Sal Maiorana and Scott Pitoniak recapture the heroics of running back Jim Brown's 43-point performance against Colgate at old Archbold Stadium; the pain of Keith Smart's jumper that denied Syracuse a national title in 1987; and the joy of forward Carmelo Anthony's levitation act in the 2003 NCAA basketball championship game. They tell of the fierce SU-Georgetown basketball rivalry - and John Thompson's incendiary comments that ignited it - and how the Gait brothers, Paul and Gary, revolutionized the game of lacrosse and laid the foundation for a college sports dynasty.
 

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Contents

Colgate Suffers a BrownOut
8
A Little Goes a Long Way
25
Roys Runts Reincarnated
42
A Forgettable Farewell
60
Triple the Pleasure
77
The Day the Jays Turned Blue
86
A Gem of a Shot by the Pearl
95
An Upset for the Ages
102
Air Gait Takes Flight
134
A Dynasty Takes Shape
142
Hoya Paranoia Boils Over
150
Easy Riter
158
Kentucky Blues
166
McNabbs Prayer Is Answered
174
Exorcising Some Ghosts
182
GMac Saves the Day
190

Get Smart
111
Take That Joe Pa
118
No Such Thing as a Tie
127
Other Games Not to Be Forgotten
209
Bibliography
225
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Award-winning journalist and author Sal Maiorana has been with the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle for more than 25 years. He is a regular contributor to numerous magazines and web sites, and the author of many books on sports and sports history.

Scott Pitoniak is a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University. Scott has received more than 100 journalism awards and is the author of more than a dozen books. Named one of the top columnists in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Scott began covering the Bills in 1985 and now devotes his time to becoming a full-time author and freelancer.

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