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ACC basketball night in review: This year's Virginia, a lot like last year's Virginia

syracuse.com — Charlottesville, Va. --- Virginia figured to be different this season. No Joe Harris. No Akil Mitchell. No guarantee the same magic will return for the defending ACC champions. The Cavaliers are not perfect, and their first half Friday against George Washington at John Paul Jones Arena demonstrated as much.
Nov 22, 2014

ACC night in review: This year's Virginia, not that much different from last year's Virginia --- ow.ly/EIovG

The rocking chair: More reader memories about the day JFK died

syracuse.com — Today marks 51 years since President John F. Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas. Readers continue to respond to an opportunity we first offered last year: If you have a vivid memory of where you were at the moment you learned the president had died, we'll add it to a growing digital archive that will also be preserved at the Onondaga Historical Association.
Nov 22, 2014

Nov. 22: More reader reflections for a digital archive of civic memory from #TheCNY about the #JohnFKennedy died ... syracuse.com/kirst/index.ss…

Did epic Buffalo storm set a new snow record? That's up to a government committee

syracuse.com — Buffalo, N.Y. - It's hard to find enough adjectives for the lake effect storms that dropped as much as 90 inches of snow this week in parts of Western New York. Epic. Massive. Extreme. But record-breaking? That remains to be seen.
Nov 21, 2014

Did epic Buffalo storm set a new snow record? That's up to a government committee syracuse.com/news/index.ssf… pic.twitter.com/F2FDp8QUeg

Nov 21, 2014

RT @seankirst: Our @glenncoin on whether #greatBuffalosnowstorm will shatter national records: Ruling will be made by a committee. syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

Nov 21, 2014

Our @glenncoin on whether #greatBuffalosnowstorm will shatter national records: Ruling will be made by a committee. syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

The Saturday morning question: When do you decorate for Christmas and the holidays?

syracuse.com — Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, the gateway to the holiday season. At some point over the following weekend, if everything works out, we'll drag the boxes of Christmas decorations out of the attic and start working on the house. Typically, a week later, we get our tree.
Nov 22, 2014

In a quickly changing culture, the #Saturdaymorningquestion: When do you decorate for Christmas or other holidays? syracuse.com/kirst/index.ss…

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett primed for Jazz Fest 2015; fest needs $150K to make it happen

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett could bring one of jazz's most eclectic duos to Syracuse next year, if the community can find the money in the next four days. Frank Malfitano, founder and executive director of M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest, said Gaga and Bennett's agent is seeking a date in Upstate New York in mid-July and reached out to the festival.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @TeriKWeaver: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett primed for 2015 Syracuse Jazz Fest; $150K needed in 4 days to work syracuse.com/entertainment/… pic.twitter.com/x22mUL9VHO

Nov 21, 2014

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett primed for 2015 Syracuse Jazz Fest; $150K needed in 4 days to work syracuse.com/entertainment/… pic.twitter.com/x22mUL9VHO

Nov 21, 2014

RT @chrsbakr: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett could be on deck for next year's Jazz Fest, if the festival can raise $150K in four days: syracuse.com/entertainment/…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @RobertJVickers: For the record, I'm STILL fine with Pac NW weather. NY state city snowfall totals this week: s.syracuse.com/UuQ7qwE

Nov 21, 2014

For the record, I'm STILL fine with Pac NW weather. NY state city snowfall totals this week: s.syracuse.com/UuQ7qwE

Nov 21, 2014

U.S. Green Building Council, founded by Syracuse's Rick Fedrizzi, receives UN's top environmental award s.syracuse.com/Ems1pAT

Syracuse basketball vs. Iowa: Live updates, fan chat with Brent Axe

syracuse.com — The Syracuse basketball team will face Iowa at 5 p.m. Friday at Madison Square Garden. The game can be seen on ESPN2. Refresh this page frequently to get scoring updates and in-game analysis from our team of basketball writers. You can also join the conversation below in the comments section.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @BrentAxeMedia: Syracuse escapes NY 1-1 with the 66-63 win over Iowa. We'll keep chatting right here @syracusedotcom. Come on by. ow.ly/EHlWY

Group beats man with bat, assaults woman in a Destiny USA mall parking lot, Syracuse police say

syracuse.com — SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two people were jumped as they exited their vehicle in a Destiny USA mall parking lot, Syracuse police said in city court records. Carlos Rivera, 20, and Jazmin Leon-Rivera, 40, are being charged with felony second-degree gang assault for following two people to a parking lot and attacking them.
Nov 21, 2014

Group beats man with bat, assaults woman in Destiny USA mall parking lot ow.ly/EHBYp

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, a 2014 Heisman contender, once visited Syracuse football

syracuse.com — Melvin Gordon stared at the replica of Ernie Davis' Heisman Trophy before him during a visit to Syracuse. A voice next to him said "Melvin, I've been coaching high school football for a long time. With your work ethic, if you continue to practice harder than you play in games, this trophy, one day you could be holding it."
Nov 21, 2014

Wild story. What a miss by Syracuse. MT @BrentAxeMedia Did you know RB Melvin Gordon once visited Syracuse football? ow.ly/EFpo4

Nov 21, 2014

RT @BrentAxeMedia: Did you know that Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, a 2014 Heisman contender, once visited Syracuse football? My story ow.ly/EFpo4

Strange Upstate November: While Buffalo is buried in snow, we still have leaves clinging to many trees

syracuse.com — If you need an how example of wildly different our Upstate weather can be from place to place, consider these extremes: A few hours to our West, public works crews in greater Buffalo ( they're getting some help from a New York Air National Guard unit from Syracuse) are trying to cope with 6-and-7-foot walls of snow.
Nov 21, 2014

Strange Upstate extremes: While #Buffalo receives staggering amounts of snow, many leaves in #TheCNY have yet to fall syracuse.com/kirst/index.ss…

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner supports Obama immigration order

syracuse.com — WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, who made national headlines this summer for offering to house hundreds of immigrant children in Syracuse, is among mayors coming out in support of President Obama's executive order to spare about 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.
Nov 21, 2014

How President Obama's immigration order will work and why many may not apply s.syracuse.com/ezWXjVQ

New York snowfall totals this week: Who got the most snow?

syracuse.com — Who got the most snow in New York state this week? Well, it is still snowing in parts of the Buffalo area and the North Country, but as of today the bragging right (or digging rights) for the most snow this week go to East Aurora.
Nov 21, 2014

My hometown, #Dunkirk, gets 31.9 inches of snow in the great storm - about one-third of the 90 inches in #EastAurora syracuse.com/news/index.ssf…

Syracuse football: 5 things to watch for as Orange travels to Pittsburgh for penultimate game

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - Syracuse may not be able to make a bowl game heading into its penultimate contest at Pittsburgh on Saturday, but there are still a handful of interesting storylines that we'll be monitoring. Here are five most notable topics I'll be keeping an eye on when the Orange and Panthers kick off at 3:30 p.m.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @syrfootball: Syracuse football: 5 things to watch for as Orange travels to Pittsburgh for penultimate game | ow.ly/EGwO0

Syracuse's Carrier Dome available to host Buffalo Bills on Monday, but NFL hasn't asked

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - The Carrier Dome is ready for some football, but the NFL hasn't shown any interest. As of this afternoon, the NFL has not inquired about using the Carrier Dome for the Buffalo Bills-New York Jets game, according to Pete Sala, the building's managing director.
Nov 20, 2014

Makes sense RT @syracusedotcom Syracuse Carrier Dome available to host Buffalo Bills on Monday, but NFL hasn't asked ow.ly/ECL7b

Nov 20, 2014

RT @syracusedotcom: Syracuse's Carrier Dome available to host Buffalo Bills on Monday, but NFL hasn't asked ow.ly/ECL7b

Nov 20, 2014

Syracuse's Carrier Dome can host Buffalo #Bills on Monday, but NFL hasn't asked ow.ly/ED0jT

Nov 20, 2014

RT @syracusedotcom: Syracuse's Carrier Dome available to host Buffalo Bills on Monday, but NFL hasn't asked ow.ly/ECL7b

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Source: NFL says Carrier Dome won't host Buffalo Bills game; technology reportedly an issue

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. - The National Football League has ruled out the idea of moving Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets to the Carrier Dome, according to a source who spoke Thursday night with a senior league official.
Nov 20, 2014

NFL balks at playing Bills game at Carrier Dome -- technology reportedly not up to snuff syracuse.com/buffalo-bills/…

Nov 20, 2014

Source: NFL says Carrier Dome won't host Buffalo Bills game; technology reportedly an issue syracuse.com/buffalo-bills/… pic.twitter.com/dTn5SrulfD

Nov 20, 2014

Is this a sign Syracuse University really does need a new stadium? ow.ly/EDx9y

Nov 20, 2014

RT @MarkWeinerDC: Source: NFL says Carrier Dome won't host Buffalo Bills game; technology reportedly an issue | ow.ly/EDsZT #BuffaloBills

Messy morning commute in CNY; 3 to 5 inches of lake effect expected

syracuse.com — Syracuse, N.Y. -- Lake effect snow is blowing across northern Onondaga and into Madison and Oneida counties this morning, making for a messy and potentially hazardous morning commute. Snow-covered roads and winds gusting up to 25 mph could travel difficult along the Thruway corridor, the National Weather Service said.
Nov 21, 2014

November RT @deafgeoff: Messy morning commute in #CNY; 3-5" of lake effect snow expected ow.ly/EEAI5