Syracuse University

Syracuse University

March 21, 2023

WTW: Could Jacob Kiplimo one day surpass Eliud Kipchoge? Are Galen Rupp and Molly Huddle done?

Plus, did you know that a guy who couldn't crack the top 100 at NCAA XC just ran 2:07 in the marathon and Yomif Kejelcha just missed a world record.
November 14, 2017

Clash of the Titans: No. 1 NAU & No. 2 BYU Square Off In Classic Battle In Louisville for the 2017 NCAA XC Title

On paper, the battle for the men's 2017 NCAA Cross Country team title looks like it could be epic. We break it down for you.
October 12, 2017

2017 Wisconsin Invite/Pre-Nats Preview: Who Will Emerge as the NCAA Favorites as the XC Season Heats Up?

There should be some great matchups this weekend. Justyn Knight vs. Grant Fisher (and Morgan McDonald?) at Wisconsin. Katie Rainsberger vs. Karissa Schweizer at Pre-Nats. No. 1 NAU vs. No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Stanford in the men's race at Wisconsin. No. 1 Colorado vs. No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 4 Michigan in the women's race at Pre-Nats. Get excited. *MB: Official 2017 Wisco / Pre-Nats Discussion Thread- Who you got? 
September 22, 2017

2017 Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown: #27 Illinois Goes 1-2 but #3 Syracuse Men Roll as #7 Providence Women Hold Off #18 Indiana & #25 Georgetown

The Orange (35 points) went 3-4-5 and cruised past the Illini (56 points) but the Friars (71 points) had to work for it despite going 4-5-6 as the Hoosiers and Hoyas were each just 7 points behind. Illinois' Jesse Reiser (24:13) and New Hampshire's Elle Purrier (16:49) were your individual champions. Might Illinois win its 1st Big 10 title since 1984?
September 15, 2017

2017 NCAA Men's XC Preview: #2 Syracuse & #1 Northern Arizona

Syracuse had storybook 2015 season. NAU has a storybook 2016 season. Which won will get the glory in 2017?
September 15, 2017

The Rise of Syracuse: How a Cross Country Powerhouse Was Built From Scratch in 10 Years

In 2005, Syracuse was a middling Big East team over 30 years removed from its last NCAA championship appearance. Now it's one of the premier cross country programs in the nation. How did it happen?
November 19, 2016

Patrick Tiernan Stuns Edward Cheserek as NAU Wins First Crown to Send Coach Eric Heins Out On Top

Patrick Tiernan did the almost unthinkable and beat Edward Cheserek as NAU got its first national title.
November 15, 2016

2016 NCAA XC Men's Team Preview: Can Northern Arizona Send Futsum Zienasellassie and Coach Eric Heins Out on Top?

The men's team race is full of intrigue. Will Syracuse defend or will Colorado reclaim the title? Can NAU get the storybook ending? Could Stanford lose its conference but win NCAAs? And don't forget Arkansas.
October 26, 2016

2016 NCAA XC Conference Preview, Part I: What To Watch For On Friday at the ACC, Pac-12, Big East, Big Sky, Mountain West and West Coast Meets?

Conference action kicks off Friday with showdowns at Pac-12s (No. 2 Stanford men vs. No. 3 Oregon & No. 7 Colorado; No. 1 Colorado women vs. No. 2 Washington & No. 5 Oregon), ACCs (No. 6 Syracuse men, No. 3 NC State women), SECs (No. 5 Arkansas men vs. No. 11 Ole Miss) and the West Coast meet (No. 4 BYU men vs. No. 12 Portland). The Big EastBig Sky and Mountain West meets are all on Friday too.
October 14, 2016

No. 1 Northern Arizona (78 Points) Rolls to Big Win at 2016 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational; Syracuse's Justyn Knight (23:51) Unleashes Big Kick to Claim Individual Title

#1 NAU lived up to it's ranking with a great performance. In terms of the individual race, Justyn Knight blew everyone's doors off.
October 12, 2016

Who's #1 on the Men's Side, How Good Is Stanford and Three Other College XC Questions Ahead of Wisconsin/Pre-Nats Weekend

If you want to win NCAAs as a team, you'd better run well this weekend. Every single year for the last 15 years, the eventual men's NCAA champion has won on this weekend. The race of the week is the men's race at Wisconsin as it includes the top three teams in the country (Northern Arizona, Syracuse and BYU) and a great individual battle between NAU's Futsum Zienasellassie, Syracuse's Justyn Knight and Stanford's Sean McGorty.
November 25, 2015

Our Final Look at NCAA Cross: Was Syracuse Winning NCAAs The Most Significant Development In a Generation?

New Mexico and King Ches made history but Syracuse upset the apple cart. We break it all down.
November 21, 2015

Syracuse "Out-Colorado's" Colorado For NCAA Cross Crown as Edward Cheserek Makes History Look Easy

Syracuse is back on top of the NCAAs for the first time since 1951 while Edward Cheserek is back in the only place he knows- on top. Full recap with interviews of Chris Fox, Mark Wetmore, Justy Knight, Grant Fisher, Patrick Tiernan and more.
November 17, 2015

2015 NCAA XC Men's Team Preview: Can #1 Colorado Hold Off #2 Syracuse And #3 Stanford And Three-Peat?

Colorado has won the last two years and they've been #1 all year long, but don't let that fool you. They could run pretty well and still lose. We tell you how.