This Saturday, Duke men’s basketball will come to Syracuse to take on the Orange for the first time as ACC Conference rivals. The game features two teams ranked in the top-25, two coaches with the most wins in men’s basketball history, and more than 35,000 tickets sold at the Carrier Dome. The game is a big deal. In the week leading up to the game, and on game day, there are plenty of ways to cheer on the Orange in Syracuse, or anywhere around the world.

Original OrangeDigital Swag

Show off your Orange pride by changing your Facebook and Twitter cover photos and avatars with some of the official #BeatDuke digital swag. You can download all the options here.

You might be wondering what “Original Orange” means. As Syracuse University enters the ACC and begins new rivalries, “Original Orange” recalls long-held traditions, like the school’s official color. SU was the first university to choose orange as its color, officially.


If you are one of the lucky 35,000 who have tickets to the SU-Duke game, or if you just want to take in the excitement on campus, come to the #BeatDuke tailgate in Goldstein Auditorium in Schine Student Center starting at 4 pm on February 1. For $30, you get food and drinks, an awesome t-shirt, the opportunity to meet hundreds of other SU fans, and the chance to meet former SU basketball players. Chancellor Syverud will be there, too! Get you tickets here.

Following the tailgate, if you don’t have tickets to the game, you can stay to watch on big screen televisions in the auditorium.

Students on campus that do not have tickets to the game can also watch the game at Schine Dining.

Orange Around the World

If you aren’t on campus for the game, you can still join the celebration and show off, through social media, that Orange pride is global. Share pictures on Instagram and Twitter of where you are watching the game, and use the hashtag #BeatDuke. You’ll see your posts and tweets show up on a dedicated Rebel Mouse page:

In addition to Instagram and Vine videos, using the #BeatDuke hashtag, you can also upload videos of where you are watching the game to Youtube, and send the link to

Game Watches

Not on campus, but looking for a place to join other SU fans to cheer on the Orange? Check out one of the many official alumni club game-watching spots (list will continue to be updated throughout the week). SU alumni and local fans come together before football, basketball, and  lacrosse game to cheer on the Orange throughout the year. For more information about how to connect with your local club, click here.