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Big Red. Bigger Orange.

Syracuse's 12-8 loss to Princeton this weekend didn't just shake the team, it shook our entire country to it's very core.  Just ask head coach John Desko:

"...We lose a game and, you know, the whole country and the whole community is trembling in their boots. We'll be back, and we're going to be strong. We look forward to the challenge."

Seriously, have you watched the local news since Saturday?  All doom and gloom.  The economy was fine until this weekend...then Syracuse loses and now look at it.  Damn you, Kenny Nims!  DAMN YOU!!!

Fear not though, the Orange can end this horrific chapter in American history by winning tonight when SU hosts the #3 Cornell Big Red.  It's the second-straight time the Orange will face a top ten team with one-less.  This game also comes chocked-full of historical significance as well:

The Syracuse-Cornell series dates back to 1920, and the two schools have met every season since 1979. The Orange holds a 58-33-1 advantage in the series and is 31-15 in games played in Syracuse. The Orange owns the longest winning streak in the series, emerging victorious in 16 consecutive contests from 1946-57. The last time the two schools met in the Dome, top-ranked Cornell posted a 16-15 victory on Max Seibald's unassisted goal with four seconds left. SU repaid the favor last year, defeating the Big Red 15-8 at Schoellkopf Field.

Don't forget, it's also STX SU Student Night.  Lots of prizes, contests and other do-dads that should attract you like a moth to a flame.  You don't want Dave Rahme Twitter-scolding you after this one, believe me. And if you're coming from far away and think parking will be an issue...fear not!  Shuttle buses are on the ready.

So that's it...#6 Syracuse, #3 Cornell, tons of freebies and some hot, sweaty, sticky lacrosse action.  If you have the means and you don't attend, don't bother coming back to this site.  You're banned*.


*not really