Slices of Orange: Great Games and Performers in Syracuse University Sports History

Slices of Orange: Great Games and Performers in Syracuse University Sports History

by Sal Maiorana, Scott Pitoniak
     
 

From the last-second heroics of Wilmeth Sidat-Singh in Archbold Stadium to the last-second heroics of Donovan McNabb in the Carrier Dome more than a half century later, this book is a chronicle of the rich tradition of Syracuse University sports.

There are games that stand the test of time performances that years, even decades later bring a smile or in some cases a

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From the last-second heroics of Wilmeth Sidat-Singh in Archbold Stadium to the last-second heroics of Donovan McNabb in the Carrier Dome more than a half century later, this book is a chronicle of the rich tradition of Syracuse University sports.

There are games that stand the test of time performances that years, even decades later bring a smile or in some cases a grimace, to a fan's face. They are indelible moments that, when strung together, give you a sense of a college's history. In Slices of Orange, Sal Maiorana and Scott Pitoniak recapture the heroics of running back Jim Brown's 43-point performance against Colgate at old Archbold Stadium; the pain of Keith Smart's jumper that denied Syracuse a national title in 1987; and the joy of forward Carmelo Anthony's levitation act in the 2003 NCAA basketball championship game. They tell of the fierce SU-Georgetown basketball rivalry and John Thompson's incendiary comments that ignited it and how the Gait brothers, Paul and Gary, revolutionized the game of lacrosse and laid the foundation for a college sports dynasty.

About the Authors:
Sal Maiorana is a regular contributor to numerous magazines and is the author of ten other books, including a two-volume history of the Buffalo Bills. He has also won numerous New York State Publishers Association citations for his work with the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York.

Scott Pitoniak has spent the past quarter-century as an award-winning sports columnist for the Democrat and Chronicle. He has been named one of the top ten sports columnists in the United States by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815608448
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
1,410,481
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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