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Syracuse University

Syracuse University
City: Syracuse, New York
Type: Private
Sports: Football, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, softball, tennis, volleyball
Colors: Orange
Mascot: Orangemen

Syracuse University (or SU) is a New York private university founded in 1870. It grew out of a seminary chartered by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1849.[1] The school is located in Syracuse, New York. It ranked #50 in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[2]


Syracuse has 8 men's and 11 women's sports teams.[3] The football program has won 12 bowl games (while losing 9 and tying 1).[4] The men's basketball program won a national championship in 2003.[5] The men's lacrosse team has won 9 national championships and finished second five times.[6]

The basketball and football teams play in one of the only domed stadiums on a college campus: the Carrier Dome (which, despite having naming rights from a major air conditioning manufacturer, has no air conditioning in it).