SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The basketball season unofficially tipped off at the Carrier Dome Friday night. Thousands of fans packed the loud house for the annual Orange Madness celebration.
Excitement for the SU basketball team might be at an all time high. Tickets to high profile games were selling out when they went on sale Wednesday.
Coming off last year's final four appearance, SU is about to start its first campaign as a member of the ACC. Instead of playing Georgetown, Connecticut and Rutgers, teams like Duke, North Carolina and Boston College will be in the Dome.
Fans say they're going to miss some of the Big East rivalries, but are ready to take on the new teams in the ACC.
People got to watch the team practice on the Carrier Dome floor Friday night. There was also a slam dunk competition and special acts, like a world famous juggler.