Syracuse University Magazine

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Orange Boost

Soldiers from the 2-87 Infantry Regiment, 3RD Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, north of  Syracuse, received a basketball (pictured) and a football from SU Athletics during their deployment in Afghanistan. The troops plan to autograph the balls, which sport the SU logo, and bring them back to Syracuse for a presentation at a sporting event in the Carrier Dome. Meanwhile, the troops are taking the souvenirs with them on combat operations, photographing them wherever they go. One soldier described the SU connection as a “real morale booster.”

Photo courtesy of SU Athletics