|Title:||2003 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship Collection|
|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.|
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
2003 Men's Basketball NCAA Championship Collection,
Syracuse University Libraries
The University Archives obtained items in this collection from various sources such as the University Office of Government Relations.
Materials were placed in acid-free housing.
Created by: Jen Bort
|Box 1||Syracuse Basketball NCAA National Champions 2003|
|Box 4||"Welcome to the NCAA Final Four" 2003|
|"NCAA Final Four" 2003|
|"NCAA National Champions" 2003|
|Box 4||Framed Commemorative Collage with Carrier Dome Court Floor
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|
|"Let's Go Orange"/"Final Four Fever" 2003|
|"National Champions" 2003|
|"NCAA Men's Basketball Syracuse Orangemen East Region Champions" 2003|
|"Syracuse NCAA National Champions Orangemen" 2003|
|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)|