Syracuse University Magazine

The View

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Orange guard Brandon Triche ’13 drives to the basket in SU’s season opener against San Diego State aboard the USS Midway in San Diego on Veterans Day. Playing on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier-turned museum, Coach Jim Boeheim’s squad fought the hometown Aztecs, wind gusts, and eye-squinting sun to win the Battle on the Midway, 62-49, before nearly 5,200 fans, including many veterans and military service members. “It was a great experience,” said Boeheim ’66, G’73. “I’m glad we did it. It’s very tough conditions, but it’s part of what happens when you play outdoors. I’m happy we were here. I’m proud we were here. I’m proud to be on the Midway.… It was a great event.”

Photo courtesy of SU Athletics/Michael J. Okoniewski