Vanessa Williams will be at the Syracuse-Duke game

The Syracuse University Athletics department announced Tuesday that SU Alum Vanessa Williams will be at Saturday's game featuring Syracuse and Duke. Williams will sing the National Anthem.

Williams received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Syracuse in 2008. That was nearly 25 years after she dropped out to become the first black Miss America.

Prior to the game, Alumni are holding what they call 'The Ultimate SU Tailgate.' The event, with food, giveaways and an appearance by former SU players is at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Goldstein Auditorium at Schine Student Center. Click here for information on the party.