In Syracuse, it’s the Orange that brings folks together in winter

You know the community interest is peaked when a news crew shows up. Rachel Polansky reported from the Palace Theater in Syracuse on Saturday night.

You know the community interest is peaked when a news crew shows up. Rachel Polansky reported from the Palace Theater in Syracuse on Saturday night.

Isn’t it quite a good thing when a community comes together in spirit?

The Syracuse men’s basketball team is 22-0, and the unanimous Associated Press poll choice as the No. 1 college team in the nation.

The Central New York community is rallying around this squad.

And it has been one huge wave of support.

On Saturday night, 35,466 fans filled the on-campus Carrier Dome to witness a thrilling overtime win over Duke.

And 680 souls took every seat in the house and then some wall space in the Palace Theatre on James Street, a city neighborhood venue that decided for the first time to open its doors for free and show the game on the movie screen.

When Syracuse plays in this first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, around here it is: Snow? What snow?

If you’d like to read my story on the waer.org site, please click the link below.

http://waer.org/post/central-new-york-gets-bounce-its-step-when-syracuse-basketball-plays

What brings your community together these days?

8 thoughts on “In Syracuse, it’s the Orange that brings folks together in winter

  1. i love the things that bring a community together, whether it be a sad event, a sports event, a charity event, a parade, a festival, a wedding, a concert, etc. – it’s whatever they have in common that brings them together and they feel better by taking part in it with others. )

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  2. Sure seems like Syracuse has a shot at the national championship with the way they’re playing right now. How fun it must be to get together and watch the game with fellow fans! I’m jealous, as I live so far away from my alma matter but of course I have little Ted in his Hawkeye collar (which he loathes) by my side in Nashville.

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