The Syracuse Orange is the nickname used by the athletic teams of Syracuse University. The school is a member of NCAA Division I and the Big East Conference. The school's mascot is Otto the Orange. Teams were previously known (until 2004) as the "Orangemen" and "Orangewomen". The men's basketball, football, men's lacrosse, and women's basketball teams play in the Carrier Dome. Other sports facilities are located at the nearby Manley Field House complex.
On September 18, 2011 the Atlantic Coast Conference announced that it had extended a formal invitation to Syracuse to join the ACC after approving their application. They will officially leave the Big East for the ACC on July 1, 2013.
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