Syracuse misspells Roosevelt Bouie's name on retired jersey

Saturday February 21st, 2015

Syracuse held a halftime ceremony on Saturday to retire the jerseys of two former stars, but managed to misspell one's name in the process.

Though the Orange ultimately got it right when raising Roosevelt Bouie's to the rafters, the copy handed to him in the ceremony had a slight but noticeable error.

The mistake was especially amusing considering the Internet was quick to capitalize on the "Bowie" misspelling.

The former 6'11" big man played at Syracuse from 1976-80 and was among Orange head coach Jim Boeheim's first stars along with Louis Orr, who also had his jersey retired on Saturday. Boeheim also began coaching Syracuse in 1976.

It's been a rough season for Syracuse, which self-imposed a postseason ban earlier this month. The Orange also fell to Pittsburgh on Saturday, 65-61. Syracuse did, at least, apologize for the misspelling after the game.

"We deeply regret that it happened. We're not going to let ruin a special day," said Joe Giansante, chief of athletic communications.

Mike Fiammetta

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