|The Orange's season got off to a bizarre start with the news of a stabbing Friday night. (Getty Images)|
Some disturbing news coming from the first night of the college hoops season. In Syracuse, there was a stabbing at the Carrier Dome as the Orange entertained tens of thousands who were there to get in and out of the building without bodily harm to themselves or Michael Carter-Williams.
The Post-Standard has more on the story of the 25-year-old who was wounded amid the Madness.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and listed in stable condition, said Syracuse police Sgt. Tom Connellan. The victim was not identified.
Several fights broke out in the concourse area near the concession stands, Connellan said. Nobody involved in the fights was affiliated with Syracuse University, he said.
The victim has not cooperated with police and no suspects have been identified, Connellan said.
Because of the fracases, compounded by the bloody stabbing, SU had to cut its celebratory night early -- which is also what happened in Raleigh, coincidentally enough. North Carolina State had a scare of its own when player Scott Wood's grandfather became ill and had to be attended to by arena medics.
N.C. State promptly ended its evening on that macabre note, but the good news is, grandpa Wood is all right and resting up at a local hospital.
Scary to see this kinds of transgressions on the opening night of the 2012-13 season; let's hope their coincidences instead of omens to come for the year ahead.