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Syracuse Declares Friday's Game Against Louisville An 'Orange Out'

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Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

Almost exactly one year to the day that Louisville overcame a Temple "Pink Out" in Philadelphia, the Cards will again be facing an odd-color "out" in the Northeast.

The powers that be at Syracuse have declared Sept. 29 through Oct. 3 as "Orange Out Week," which will culminate in an "Orange Out" for the football game against the Cardinals Friday night at 7.

The City of Syracuse has officially declared September 29 through October 3 as "Orange Out Week" in an effort to raise community spirit in advance of the Syracuse's ACC game against Louisville on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.

"Syracuse University athletics are a big passion for many throughout our community and recognizing Orange Out Week is a great way to build team spirit," said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner.

"Syracuse University does a great deal for our community, from being our largest employer to ongoing civic engagement to providing sports teams around which we rally," said Third District Common Councilor Bob Dougherty. "I'm pleased to support Orange Out Week as a fun way of cheering on the team and getting Syracuse excited for the team's first ever ACC home opener against Louisville."

Floyd Little '67, former Syracuse superstar and Professional Football Hall of Famer and special assistant to the athletics director, said that the University was honored by this recognition.  "We are honored that the Mayor and County Executive are showing their Orange pride. Thanks to Councilor Dougherty and the whole Common Council for showing their support too. We hope the whole community follows suit, and turns the Carrier Dome Orange for the matchup with Louisville!"

The only problem, as Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician points out, is that the Syracuse football team doesn't actually have an orange uniform. Maybe they come out in a previously unseen outfit on Friday, or maybe they make every non-Louisville fan inside the Carrier Dome feel just a bit awkward. It's anyone's guess.