As Kentucky did last night with Big Blue Madness, Syracuse basketball kicked off the new season with Orange Madness last night at the Carrier Dome. Unfortunately, the event was marred by fights that involved the stabbing of a 25-year-old man.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that fights apparently broke out concession stands. The victim has not cooperated with police and no arrests have been made. According to the report, numerous scuffles broke out at the event, which featured an open practice by Jim Boeheim’s team.
Syracuse University released a statement saying, “We were saddened to learn of the incident at the Dome last night. There is no place and no tolerance for anything like this, and future Orange Madness events will be designed to prevent incidents such as this. We are proud of the terrific partnership among Syracuse City Police, SU Department of Public Safety and Carrier Dome security staff, and we are confident that their work will continue to maintain a safe and secure environment for our patrons who come to the Dome to enjoy the hard work and efforts of our student-athletes.”