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NCAA imposes sanctions against SU, Boeheim in student-athlete investigation

Coach Jim Boeheim has been suspended for nine ACC games, some basketball and football victories over a period of years have been vacated and the University will lose three basketball scholarships in each of the next four years. However, the school's 2003 NCAA Championship remains intact. Those are the major points of the sanctions imposed by the NCAA today.

The NCAA's online file of the investigation including today's ruling, is here.'s story about the ruling is here.

Chancellor Kent Syverud's message to the Syracuse community regarding the ruling is here.

National Orange Day is March 24; our volunteer project is March 28

SU's 145th birthday is coming up on March 24. To mark the occasion and help the community our club will do an afternoon of volunteer service four days later. It's been three years (above) since the Stumptown Orange has pitched in at the Oregon Food Bank. We're headed back there on March 28 for an afternoon of packing food for those less fortunate. Check out the Events page for details and join in the spirit of National Orange Day.

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

Game watches are done, for now...

A  dozen Stumptowners gathered on Feb. 28 to watch SU take on Duke in men's basketball.

The  outcome was not what we would have liked, but (as we always do) the group enjoyed itself. Here's a summary.

A rare chance to meet an SU faculty member ... over a glass of wine

Many thanks to all who came out on Feb.  26 to see a thought-provoking playand meet a fine director and representative of our University.

Timothy Bond shared his thoughts on the play, Other Desert Cities, the SU Drama Department and Syracuse Stage.

You can see a summary of the event here

A Night at the Symphony

We had a healthy group of 17 who came out to hear Carmina Burana on Feb. 7 at  the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The Oregon Symphony knocked it out of the park -- and the sold-out audience jumped to their feet in appreciation.

Speaking of sell-outs, a handful of folks missed out on this opportunity because they waited too long to order tickets. Don't make the same mistake with Other Desert Cities -- the best seat selection goes to the early bird!

Meet our co-presidents

Michael Cook ('82) and Mary Dickinson Jensen ('13) were elected our  club co-presidents at our annual meeting on June 11, 2014.

For details of the meeting, click here. For minutes, go here.

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 2015. 

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 ...

Mary Dickinson Jensen (A&S '13) and Michael Cook (ENG '82) are club co-presidents. They head up 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 June 11, 2014. Read the minutes here.

If you have questions or would like to join, Michael can be reached at, or contact Mary at

The Stumptown Orange Website was last updated on March 6, 2015.

Show your Orange love this Valentine’s Day, and join us
for the Duke Rivalry Tailgate!

Get ready to cheer on the Syracuse University men’s
basketball team when it takes on the Duke Blue Devils.
You’ll enjoy unlimited tailgate fare, giveaways—
including an exclusive “Original Orange” T-shirt—
and special guest appearances by former student-athletes:
Dale Shackleford '79, Roosevelt Bouie '80, Craig Forth '05,
Eric Devendorf  '09, Preston Shumpert '03, to name just a few.

Please click here for more information and to register.


National Orange Day is March 24th, be sure to let us
know what community service project your club is planning.


Questions? Contact alumni engagement at
or 800.782-5867

Go Orange!

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