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Come Get A Taste Of John Desko

Just like last year, The Taste of Syracuse festival will be the official point of celebration for Syracuse's latest national title.  Come one come all to celebrate DOCTOR Daryl Gross and his efforts in assembling the 2009 Syracuse Lacrosse National Championship team.

The 2009 NCAA champion Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team will be recognized in a community-wide celebration on Saturday, June 6. The Orange will appear on the main stage at the Taste of Syracuse in Clinton Square at 9 p.m. prior to a live concert by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West.

Orange Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Gross will join the team on stage to celebrate its NCAA record 11th men’s lacrosse championship.

Of course he will.  Doc Gross was an integral part of last year's celebration.  He's so far taken more of a background approach.  We're all eager to see that change this weekend.

But wait a second, what's this about Kevin Costner?

Finally, as God intended, John Desko and Kevin Costner will share the same space. It is truly a moment we've all been waiting for.

Desko, who will introduce Costner’s band Saturday night, led the Orange to a school-record tying 16 victories for the second straight season, and Syracuse became the first Division I program since Princeton (1996-98) to win back-to-back NCAA Championships.

Cause when you think of crowd-pumping MCs capable of getting people to their feet in anticipation, you think of this man:


Recapping...Free event.  Food. Syracuse Lacrosse players to be honored.  But not before honoring DOC Gross.  John Desko and Kevin Costner together at last.

Be there.


P.S.S. - Please, if you're attending, leave your Sex & The City boardgame at home this time.