Syracuse University

Duke Tailgate

Tailgate with us!

It’s the Ultimate SU Tailgate!

A new rivalry begins when the Orange men's basketball team takes on the Duke Blue Devils. Whether you have tickets to the game or not, don’t miss out on the excitement taking place on campus before the game!

The Ultimate SU Tailgate includes unlimited tailgate fare, giveaways—including an exclusive "Original Orange" T-shirt —and special guest appearances by former Syracuse players!

Saturday, February 1
4 p.m. Tailgate
6:30 p.m. Game Watch TipoffOriginal Orange T-Shirt

Schine Student Center
Goldstein Auditorium
303 University Place
Syracuse University

Cost for tailgate only
$30 (13 and older)
$15 (6 to 12)
No charge (5 and younger)

Don't have tickets to the game? Stay and watch ESPN Game Day coverage on the big screen at no charge!

The Ultimate SU Tailgate is Sold Out!

All cancellations must be received on or before January 27 to receive a refund.

Can't be in Syracuse for the Game? Check our listing of SU vs. Duke game watches hosted by our regional alumni clubs. Then share photos of your tailgate or game watch with us. E-mail photos to For video, upload to YouTube and e-mail us the link!

Tailgate Menu

  • Slider buffet with hamburgers, mini Hoffman hotdogs, buffalo chicken, and veggie burgers
  • Mashed potato bar with assorted toppings
  • Mac-and-cheese bar
  • Chili bar
  • Salad station
  • Desserts
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
  • One drink ticket for beer or wine (21 and older only); cash bar until halftime


Manley Field House $15
Skytop $15
Booth Garage $25
University Ave Garage $25

Disabled parking is available at Skytop with shuttle pick-up behind the Skytop Office Building.

Maps and directions to campus parking

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service from Manley and Skytop will begin at 3:30 p.m. Drop-off for the tailgate will be at the corner of College Place and University Place, just a short walk from the Schine Student Center.

Disabled shuttle service will be from Skytop only (rear of Skytop Office Building), with a drop-off at the University Place entrance of Schine Student Center. For those attending the tailgate who need disabled shuttle service to the game, please take the 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. shuttle from the front of the Schine Student Center to Gate A at the Carrier Dome. Service back to Skytop following the game will pick up at Gate A at the Carrier Dome.

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Special appearances by:

  • Roosevelt Bouie ’80
  • Pearl Washington ’86
  • John Wallace ’96
  • Preston Shumpert ’02
  • Matt Gorman ’07
  • Eric Devendorf ’09

Plus Jim Boeheim's teammates from 1965–66:

  • Dick Ableman ’66
  • Rich Cornwall ’68
  • Vaughn Harper ’68
  • George Hicker ’68
  • Sam Penceal '66
  • Chuck Richards ’65
  • Rex Trobridge ’66