Syracuse vs Wesleyan University Back
Syracuse Orange Basketball
Wesleyan Cardinals Basketball
4 games
Syracuse 2-2
DATE   Opposing Coach   Score Starters Notes
2/12/1904
@
Wesleyan
W
22-21
Niles, Houseknecht, Powell, Kirchgasser, Twombley Kirchgasser
2/17/1908
@
C. Carlson
L
0-2
  Forfeit; Led 22-16 before forfeit.
2/12/1913
@
Wesleyan
L
27-40
   
3/8/1913
H
Wesleyan
W
30-19
   

The Syracuse Orangemen and Wesleyan Cardinals first met in 1904. The Orangemen would win a close game 22-21

The next time the two teams played Syracuse would lead 22-16. The game was very physical, and the referees were calling a lot of fouls; the problem was the vast majority of those fouls were against Syracuse. Coach Eddie Dollard called timeout to protest the officiating, whereas the referee took it upon himself to declare a forfeit in favor of Wesleyan.

The two schools would not play again for five years. In 1913 they would play a home-and-home series, which the two teams split. Each team won easily on their home court. The two schools have not played since then.

Wesleyan is now a Division III school.

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