Former Iggy Winner. I used to be somebody special
- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Shrove Tuesday!
Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries and Ireland as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent.
Playbook: Wake Forest vs Syracuse (bloggersodear.com; Bridgers)
The Deacs fell to 2-11 in conference play after a road loss to the Syracuse Orange over the weekend, losing by a score of 70-78. Wake once again showed great fight after falling behind early, but were ultimately unable to overcome a terrible first half to pick up the win. It was a tale of 2 halves for the Deacs, who shot 1-10 from beyond the arc (0-9 before Crawford’s buzzer beater) and scored just 21 points in the first 20 minutes of game time. They would go on to finish the game shooting a red hot 9-13 from beyond the arc and scoring 49 points in the second half.
One of the reasons the Deacs shot so poorly in the first half was the shot selection. We had far too many possessions of passing back and forth around the perimeter against the Syracuse 2-3 zone without getting any penetration. Sometimes only 2 players would touch the ball before one launched a three.
Syracuse Basketball: Frank Howard-The Underappreciated Playmaker Syracuse Needs (itlh.com; Peelman)
Syracuse Basketball has struggled all year to find consistency. So what’s the answer finding it? Inside The Loud House examines what the underappreciated Frank Howard can bring.
Syracuse Basketball knows they need some wins down the stretch if they want to be in the NCAA bracket this year as opposed to the NIT. Considering this is a team that usually starts 2-3 freshmen a game, that’s a tall order, but not an impossible one.
The Orange have a star in Tyus Battle, but besides him they’ve lacked consistency all year. So what’s the answer? Surprisingly I’m finding its none other than Frank Howard.
Frank Howard is our starting point guard and a fine one at that. He is a good distributor, a decent shooter, and is unafraid to hit clutch shots when called upon.
However, Syracuse fans can all agree he lacks that killer instinct and is too passive at times. In addition, Howard makes dumb, mind-numbing plays when passing the ball sometimes and takes way too many off balance floaters in the lane when he could just hand it off.
Some SU athletes said they were forced into majors ‘they did not want,’ following national trend (DO; Graham, Ogozalek)
It’s a concern raised by college athletes across the country. Students, particularly members of major revenue-generating sports, feel they are steered into certain majors by coaches, experts say.
“I think it’s been pretty prevalent,” said Billy Hawkins, a professor at the University of Houston who researches cultural issues surrounding college athletics. “Athletes … haven’t been able to major in areas of interest.”
Syracuse University is no different, some athletes have said.
The university’s Faculty Oversight Committee, a group that briefs Chancellor Kent Syverud on athletic policy each year, published a reportlast semester containing anonymous, NCAA-mandated exit interviews in which an unknown number of athletes said they were forced into majors “they did not want.
Rick Burton, chair of the FOC, and Tommy Powell, an FOC member and assistant provost for student-athlete academic development, were not made available for an interview for this story, but have arranged to meet with The Daily Orange next week.
The Daily Orange found that, at the start of the season, there was a broad range of men’s lacrosse players majoring in different subjects across a total of seven schools and colleges, according to statistics on Cuse.com.
Virginia basketball tops the charts, Luke Maye's ACC dominance & more from this week's AP Top 25 - ACCSports.com (accsports.com; Geisinger)
For the first time since the 1982-83 season, when Ralph Sampson patrolled the paint, Virginia basketball is the No. 1 team in America.
Yes, this week’s AP Top 25 poll is out, and Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers are at the top of the heap. Virginia is joined by three other ACC teams. After jumping back into the poll last week — at No. 25 — Miami fell out after a loss to Boston College
- No. 1 Virginia
- No. 11 Clemson
- No. 12 Duke
- No. 14 North Carolina
- According to Synergy Sports, Virginia ranks No. 15 in the nation in offensive efficiency on transition possessions — 1.19 points per possessions, 58.5 percent shooting. De’Andre Hunter and Isaiah Wilkins are a combined 14-of-17 on transition field goal attempts.
Mike DeCourcy: Change at PG "exactly what Duke needs" - ACCSports.com (accsports.com; podcast; David Glenn)
Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News joined the David Glenn Show to discuss Duke’s benching of Trevon Duval, Luke Maye as one of the most improved players in college basketball, and Virginia’s chances at a national title run.
Click below to listen to the full interview.
Here's first look at apartments in Syracuse's century-old Empire Building (PS; Moriarty)
Work is nearing completion on 51 apartments, including a penthouse unit with two rooftop balconies, in an historic 107-year-old downtown Syracuse commercial building.
Derek Persse, owner of Persse Construction Associates, of Clay, is building the apartments on all eight floors of the Empire Building, now named Empire Syracuse, at 472 S. Salina St. Marketing manager Rachel deVito said 30 percent of the apartments are already leased and tenants have begun moving in.
The apartments include a 2,286-square-foot penthouse that has two rooftop balconies - one in back, accessed from the master bedroom, and one in front, accessed from the living room. The penthouse, which is still under construction, also features a fireplace.