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Two days, two championships...

What a weekend before Thanksgiving! SU's men's cross country and women's field hockey teams were crowned NCAA champs. Check out the post-game  reaction of the field hockey team:

And here's the cross-country runners' reaction:

'Cuse won the NCAA men's cross-country championship for the first time since 1951 and it did so thanks to three Orange runners who placed in the top 10 at the national finals in Louisville, Justyn Knight, Colin Bennie and Martin Hehir.

All three came through Portland last June on their way to Eugene when a small contingent from the club went to the airport to greet them. Read about that here In addition, cross-country coach John Fox was named coach of the year for the achievement.

The field hockey team's 4 - 2 victory in the final game over North Carolina marked the first championship for a women's team in Syracuse University sports history. For head coach Ange Bradley it was the culmination of a 25-year quest, "I'm so proud of these women," she said.

The Stumptown Orange sends its heartiest congratulations to the champs! 

Truth in sports reporting ... Monday also saw the firing of SU football coach Scott Shafer. After starting the season 3 - 0, the team has dropped its last eight games. Shafer will coach the season finale this Saturday at the Carrier Dome against Boston College.

What's old is new again...

Elections were held at our Oct. 10 game  watch and annual meeting. Ken Kane ('75), who was the club's first president, is back in that role again. Elected with Ken were two new Vice-presidents, Lynda Bersani ('78) for Events and Rich Meneghello ('93) for Student Involvement. Howard Groopman ('72) was re-elected as Sports Coordinator.

We still have an opening for Communications Manager -- someone to maintain the club's Website, Facebook page and oversee e-mails. If you'd like to serve in this position, please  contact Ken at or 503.246.6462503.246.6462

We're test-driving sports pubs

This school year we are going to "audition" a number of bars and sports pubs with the goal of eventually picking one or two to be our regular game watch locations. Those who attend a given watch party will have the chance to provide feedback on the venue following the event.

Join us for  our next game watch, this time for the basketball game against Georgetown on Dec. 5 at 10am. See  the Events page for more. 

Holiday Ships event is Dec. 16

Our annual Holiday Ships Happy Hour will take place along the Willamette this year, on Dec. 16. Check out the Events page for details.

Blood drive yields 26 units for Portland

Thanks to everyone who came  out for the game  and the opportunity to help the Portland community on Sep. 12. For photos and details of the Do You BLEED Orange? event, click here.

Student Send-off combines info, food and fun

Thanks to all 27 participants in our Student Send-off on Aug.  8, but especially to our host Christie Martin ('99) (above, right). Like many of the other alumni who attended, she took time to meet the newest Orange, including Kennedy Johnson and her mother, Susannah. For  more on the event, click here.

Orange Central/Homecoming/Reunion Weekend set 

When our own George Gearn ('54) was a student on Piety Hill, one of his jobs was to fire the Archbold Stadium cannon whenever the Orange scored a touchdown.

Last fall, when George was back for his60th reunion, he found his old ordnance. What memories await you when you return to campus? Find out during Orange Central 2015 from Oct. 22 - 25. You can learn more about Homecoming activities by going to

Have you renewed your annual club membership?

Show your Orange pride by flashing a little green! It's time to "re-up" your club membership through June 2016. 

Your tax-deductible annual membership helps support the club's events, demonstrates your commitment to the Stumptown Orange, and even gets you price breaks on tickets for some club activities. To pay your annual membership online, just click here.

And while you're at it, please consider making a donation to the club's Student Grant Fund.

Club details ...

The club is run by a group of officers who comprise a board of directors.

The club was chartered in 2007 and our current by-laws were adopted in 2014. Our first meeting took place July 11, 2007. We've been active with events and projects ever since.

Our most recent annual business meeting took place on Oct. 10, 2015.

If you have questions or would like to join us, contact Ken Kane,, 503.246.6462503.246.6462.

The Stumptown Orange Website was last updated on Nov. 24, 2015.

October 22-25, 2015

Make plans to join us as we celebrate Orange Central Homecoming 2015!

Reunions for the Class of 1965, the Pride of the Orange Marching Band, Hendricks Chapel Choir, the spirit team and others. 

The SU Orange  will face the Pitt Panthers on Saturday for an ACC football clash.

Check the website often to view the many exciting events we are planning to welcome you home!


SU Day at Citi Field is Sunday, June 28, 2015.  The Mets will face the Cincinnati Reds, first pitch is at 1 pm. More information.


Questions? Contact alumni engagement at
or 800.782-5867

Go Orange!

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