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Alumni Association Announces Basketball Tailgate Schedule
Expectations are high entering the season for the Syracuse University men’s and women’s basketball teams. The women are coming off a 25-9 season and are searching for their sixth straight NCAA appearance, while the men are coming off a 20-14 campaign and are striving for their 10th NCAA appearance in the last 12 years.
We may be biased, but we believe the best way to prepare to cheer on the Orange is to get ready for the game with fellow alumni and fans. That’s why the Syracuse University Alumni Association (SUAA) is once again hosting a series of men’s and women’s basketball tailgates for several home games during the 2019-20 season.
At these pre-game gatherings, Syracuse alumni, friends and their guests can enjoy food, drinks and great school spirit giveaways with fellow ’Cuse fans before cheering on the Orange. Plus, Otto will be there to pose for photos during our on-campus gatherings.
Here is the 2019-20 basketball tailgate schedule:
- Syracuse vs. Virginia (men): Nov. 6
- Syracuse vs. Notre Dame (men): Jan. 4
- Syracuse vs. Notre Dame (women): Jan. 5
- Syracuse vs. Duke (men): Feb. 1
- Syracuse vs. North Carolina (men): Feb. 29
- Syracuse vs. Boston College (women): March 1
All men’s game tailgates occur in the lobby of Dineen Hall (across the street from the Dome); the women’s game tailgates take place in Club 44 inside the Dome.
The tailgate prior to the season opener against Virginia will be part of this year’s Boost the ’Cuse—44 hours for Syracuse University. With tip-off for that game scheduled for 9 p.m., the tailgate will begin at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to snap a photo with Otto or strike a pose in the photo booth and help make the 44 hours of #BoostCuse legendary.
The Notre Dame, Duke and North Carolina men’s game tailgates will begin 90 minutes before tip-off (game times have not been announced yet), while the Notre Dame and Boston College women’s game tailgates will start at 2:30 p.m. with tip-off set for 4 p.m.
The cost to attend any of the basketball tailgates is $10 for Syracuse alumni, their friends and their guests, and $5 for Generation Orange alumni (SU graduates of the last 10 years). The cost is $5 for youth (under the age of 21). Children 5 and under are free.
Visit the basketball tailgate registration page to sign up for the pre-game gatherings. For the Virginia game, use the Forever Orange Central New York link to sign up for this tailgate and a special trivia night that will test your knowledge of Syracuse University’s proud 150-year history.
Also, keep an eye out for additional basketball game watches hosted by the University’s alumni clubs.