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2003 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship Collection

An inventory of its collection at the Syracuse University Archives

Summary

Creator: Syracuse University.
Title: 2003 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship Collection
Dates: 2003
Size: 4 boxes (4.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The 2003 Men’s Basketball NCAA Championship Collection contains memorabilia and printed materials from and relating to the Syracuse University men’s basketball team’s 2003 NCAA championship.
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://archives.syr.edu

Historical Note

Photograph of 2003 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship Team

On April 7, 2003, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s Basketball Championship when they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 81-78 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Syracuse Orangemen (as they were still known at the time) began the season unranked, making their victory even more momentous.

Coach Jim Boeheim was instrumental in guiding the team to the championship. Winning the championship title held special meaning for him since in 1987 at the same location – the Louisiana Superdome – Syracuse lost the NCAA title game to the Indiana Hoosiers in the last four seconds, 74-73. The 2003 win helped avenge that loss and became a defining moment in Syracuse sports history.

After the 2003 championship win, first-year player Carmelo Anthony was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. He joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) after that season.

Honors awarded to the team for their achievement included a parade through the city of Syracuse, keys to the city, congratulatory resolutions from the State of New York and a White House reception.

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Scope and Content Note

The 2003 Men’s Basketball NCAA Championship Collection is divided into two series.

The Memorabilia series includes banners, buttons, t-shirts and other souvenirs from and relating to the 2003 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship, displaying NCAA championship and SU team logos.

The Printed Materials series includes Sports Illustrated, Sporting News and Syracuse University magazines; The Post-Standard, Daily Orange, Syracuse Record and Orange Exclusive newspapers; statistics; programs and more relating to the 2003 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

The University Archives holds a clipping file related to the 2003 Men's Basketball National Championship as well as photograph files and clipping files related to the Syracuse University men’s basketball team.

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Anthony, Carmelo, 1984-
Boeheim, Jim.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Basketball players.
Basketball.
NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Higher education.

Types of material

Memorabilia.
Printed materials.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

2003 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship Collection,
University Archives,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The University Archives obtained items in this collection from various sources such as the University Office of Government Relations.

Processing Information

Materials were placed in acid-free housing.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Jen Bort
Date: 2016
Revision history:

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Inventory

Memorabilia
Banners
Box 1 Syracuse Basketball NCAA National Champions 2003
Box 4 "Welcome to the NCAA Final Four" 2003
Box 2 Buttons
"NCAA Final Four" 2003
"NCAA National Champions" 2003
Box 4 Framed Commemorative Collage with Carrier Dome Court Floor Piece 2003
 Framed Commemorative Collage
Box 2 Golf Ball and Tees - "Syracuse NCAA Champions" 2003
Box 2 Hat - "NCAA Syracuse Orangemen National Champions" 2003
Box 1 License Plate - "Syracuse Orangemen NCAA National Champions" 2003
Box 2 Mug - "NCAA National Champions Syracuse Orangemen" 2003
Box 1 Pennant - "Syracuse NCAA National Champions" 2003
Box 1 Placards
"Let's Go Orange"/"Final Four Fever" 2003
"National Champions" 2003
Box 1 T-Shirts
"NCAA Men's Basketball Syracuse Orangemen East Region Champions" 2003
"Syracuse NCAA National Champions Orangemen" 2003
Printed Material
Box 3 Christmas Card - Syracuse University Men's Basketball Team 2003
Box 3 Congressional Record Congratulatory Announcement 2003
Box 3 Flyers - "Orange Friendzy at the Sweet Sixteen" 2003
Box 3 Magazines 2003 (2 folders)
Box 2 Newspapers 2003
Box 1 New York State Senate Legislative Resolutions 2003
Box 3 Programs 2003
Box 3 Statistics 2003 (2 folders)

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