Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals will travel to Syracuse, NY., this weekend to take on the Syracuse Orange. Let’s take a closer looks at this week’s enemy. Football Tradition: Syracuse played their first college football game in 1889. With the construction of “state-of-the-art” Archbold Stadium in 1907, Syracuse rose to national prominence under Hall of Fame coach Frank “Buck” O’Neill. The program has one national championship, which they earned in the 1959 season. The Orange’s most recent successful season on the gridiron came in 1987 when they went 11-0 and tied Auburn 16-16 in the Sugar Bowl. Syracuse had 14 consecutive winnings seasons from 1987-2001. Their all time post-season bowl record is 13–9–1. Stadium: Carrier Dome The Orange play in the historic 49,250 seat Carrier Dome. Although the stadium is named after the HVAC manufacturer Carrier, however there is no air conditioning in the facility. Being in central New York A/C isn’t needed as much as other areas,
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