Orange Watch: Syracuse football, basketball comes to NYC in November

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North Carolina Tar Heels guard Cameron Johnson (13) defends against Syracuse Orange forward Oshae Brissett (11) during the first half of a second round game of the 2018 ACC tournament at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports.

Item: Syracuse Orange basketball and football + Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium over a three day span = a “New York State of Mind.”

Monday’s announcement rounding out the Syracuse portion of November’s 2K Classic bracket early in the upcoming basketball schedule, home games against Eastern Washington (Nov. 6) and Morehead State (Nov. 10), along with the previously released 2K semifinal date at Madison Square Garden against Connecticut (Nov. 15) followed by a game the next night against either Iowa or Oregon, will make for a pretty nice three day Orange run in the Big Apple.

Basketball Thursday evening against arch-rival Connecticut for the fourth consecutive year overall and third straight time at The Garden, am unusual regular-season, inter-sectional game Friday night against a Power Five school in Iowa or Oregon, followed by a Saturday afternoon subway trip up to Yankee Stadium to watch the Orange try to make a huge impression, and perhaps a must-win for bowl consideration, in front of a sellout crowd and national NBC audience against Notre Dame.

Nothing like thinking about an Orange “November to Remember” during the down time of June.

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Now in his sixth decade of covering SU sports, Brad was sports director of WSYR radio for eight years into the early 1990s, then wrote the Orange Watch column for The Big Orange/The Juice print publication for 18 years. A Syracuse University graduate, Brad currently runs his own media consulting business in the Philadelphia suburbs. Follow him on Twitter @BradBierman.