|City:||Syracuse, New York|
|Sports:||Football, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, softball, tennis, volleyball|
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. The school is located in Syracuse, New York. It currently ranks #50 in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.
Syracuse has 8 men's and 11 women's sports teams. The football program has won 12 bowl games (while losing 9 and tying 1). The men's basketball program won a national championship in 2003. The men's lacrosse team has won 9 national championships and finished second five times.
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).
- Galpin, William Freeman. Syracuse University, vol. 1. Syracuse University Press: Syracuse, NY, 1952.