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No. 19 Syracuse Orange (0-0) vs. Colgate Raiders (0-0) GameThread

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The 2016-2017 season begins NOW!

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The Syracuse Orange kick off the 2016-17 regular season tonight as the Colgate Raiders come to the Carrier Dome for an Upstate New York showdown.

The game is scheduled to tip at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised on ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN.

Syracuse cruised in their two exhibition wins over Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 83-55, and Le Moyne, 97-64. By all accounts they should cruise tonight. SU holds a 123-45 series advantage over the Raiders and has won 50 meetings in a row.

Colgate is coming off a season in which they finished 13-17. They were picked to finish sixth in the Patriot League preseason poll.

Our experts agree that Syracuse should win easily tonight.

We also agree that announcers are probably going to butcher some names this season. Let's see if we hear any tonight.

Make sure to check our random predictions for the season as well as our legit predictions for where the Orange will end up.

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. G'ORANGE!