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Oneida Nation goes orange to support Syracuse University

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

VERONA, N.Y. (WKTV) - It was Orange Nation at the Indian Nation on Thursday.

With the Final Four now two days away, the Oneidas are showing their support for New York's college team by displaying a giant, 12 foot, ice sculpture of Otto, Syracuse University's mascot.

The water in the fountains were orange, as were the lighting on the tower, all rooting on the Syracuse Orange on their quest for the championship.

"We're all supporters," said Terri Torrey of Turning Stone Resort and Casino. "We're excited to show our support at Turning Stone and any way possible, whether it's wearing orange or turning a fountain orange, or all of our security with orange ties, the beads. We've got all kinds of entertainment going on. just to show our support and how excited we are."

On Friday, a giant pep rally will be held at the stone, including a balloon drop and Jim Boeheim look-a-like contest. That takes place 4-6 p.m. In the Emerald Lobby.

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