|1905-1906 Syracuse Orangemen|
Coach: John A.R. Scott
The Buffalo connection returned for Syracuse; captain George Kirchgasser, Art Powell, George Redlein, and Max Riehl. John Stark returned to the team along with Eddie Dollard. These six players comprised a very strong Orangemen team. Stark would leave the team after the first semester, but the Orange still had a strong core.
The team would unexpectedly lose its first game to Schenectady. They would win their next seven games. First they beat a strong Yale team 19-15 behind a strong game by Redlein. They would put together some strong scoring exhibitions during their winning streak with very high scores (for that era), such as 61-10 over Hamilton, and 58-11 over Rochester.
One of the wins in the streak would be a forfeit from Williams, considered one of the best teams in the country. The game was tied 17-17, when the Williams' players walked off the court with six minutes remaining, complaining about the competence of the officiating by referee Roseboro (at Syracuse). They would beat Colgate in the next game, on the road, giving Colgate a very rare home court loss.
Syracuse's winning streak ironically would be broken by the same Williams team that had forfeited to them earlier. Williams would beat them in a hotly contested game on February 21st, 28-20.
They would win two more games before losing to Penn to close out the season. The Orange finished the season at 9-3.
This would be the first season that the University awarded varsity letters for basketball. The starting five of Kirchgasser, Powell, Redlein, Dollard, and Riehl all received block letters on April 3, as did team manager Charles Kinne. 
[Note: Participation missing from three games and scoring from four games noted by the +]
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 Syracuse Post Standard, April 4, 1906