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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to ASPCA Day!
The American Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the first animal welfare organization of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, was created on April 10, 1866. It works with shelters and humane societies across the country, with the mission of preventing cruelty to animals. Its founder, Henry Bergh, was inspired to create the organization after seeing a carthorse being beaten by its drivers. While on a diplomatic post overseas, at the behest of Abraham Lincoln, Bergh visited the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in London, which also influenced him in the creation of ASPCA.
The New York State legislature passed the charter incorporating ASPCA on April 10, 1866. Later that same month the first real animal anti-cruelty law in the United States was passed, giving ASPCA the power to investigate animal cruelty complaints and make arrests. The organization, which has its headquarters in New York City, became the model for many other humane organizations across the country.
Syracuse football recruiting: 2019 QB Drew Gunther commits as preferred walk-on (PS; Bailey)
Class of 2019 quarterback Drew Gunther has committed to Syracuse football as a preferred walk-on, according to his coach.
Gunther, a senior at Malvern Preparatory School in Pennsylvania, was previously pledged to Virginia Tech. He took an unofficial visit to SU to watch spring practice before deciding during the second week of March.
“Drew went up to a practice and he was blown away with how he was treated,” Malvern Prep head coach Dave Gueriera said.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Gunther is unrated by the major recruiting services, but was offered by Football Championship Subdivision programs including Albany, Brown, Fordham, Georgetown and Virginia Military Institute. Heading into his senior season, Gueriera said, Gunther settled on aiming for a walk-on spot at a Football Bowl Subdivision school.
He was pursued by Tennessee and West Virginia, but ultimately settled on Virginia Tech after throwing for 2,126 yards and 26 touchdowns during his senior season. Then the Hokies’ quarterback room grew this spring with the addition of Oregon transfer Braxton Burmesiter. And Hendon Hooker, a current VT signal-caller, pulled his name out of the transfer portal.
SU-Colgate football to open renovated Dome; Syracuse softball wins second-straight ACC series | The NewsHouse (thenewshouse.com; Bradford)
Report: SU-Colgate football set to open renovated Dome
Syracuse football has scheduled Colgate on Sept. 18, 2020, for its first game following $105 million renovations to the Carrier Dome roof, according to media reports Tuesday.
SU’s home to the Orange basketball, football and lacrosse teams, the 49,250-seat domed sports stadium, is set to begin roof renovations in March 2020.
All sports teams will have to vacate the Dome and play elsewhere, but specific schedules are still in the works. SU chief campus facilities officer Pete Sala confirmed the Colgate game date to WSYR-News Channel 9.
‘Cuse softball wins ACC series two years in a row
The Syracuse softball team (17-20, 6-6) won the ACC series against NC State this past weekend. In the opening game, Syracuse won 5-2 against the Wolfpack.
Gabby Teran had an outstanding performance, going 3-for-4, including two runs. In addition to Teran’s plays, pitcher Alexa Romero had a second-straight double-digit strikeout game.
The Orange returns home to play against the Duke Blue Devils April 12-14 at Skytop Stadium for the teams’ first meeting of the season.
4/9 - Syracuse football prepares for Spring Game on Saturday (localsyr.com; video)
The SU Spring Game is set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday
Taj Harris is Not a New Face
Syracuse Football: Top 5 new faces to watch in 2019 for the Orange (itlh.com; Esden Jr)
The Syracuse football squad is going to have some new faces in 2019. Here are the top ones to watch next season who could have the biggest impact.
Last season was a breakout year for Dino Babers and the Syracuse football squad. The team broke several records that have been held for over 18 years including winning 10 games last season. But how do they top that in 2019?
It won’t be easy, but Syracuse will have to rely on some tried and true stars like Kendall Coleman and Alton Robinson on defense. But that won’t be enough, the Orange are going to need some help from some fresh faces if they hope to top what they did last season.
SU has over 20 new players being added to the mix for next season at a variety of positions. Some players are destined for bench roles, while others will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact.
Top 4 ACC spring game performers so far (stateoftheu.com; Dottavio)
The Miami Hurricanes are holding their spring football game on April 20th at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. The ‘Canes are one of the last three ACC programs to have their spring game, with Georgia Tech on April 26th and Virginia on April 27th. On Saturday, April 13th the UNC Tar Heels usher in Mack Brown Era 2.0; while Pitt, Syracuse and Virginia Tech also have their spring games this upcoming weekend.
Here is a quick look around the ACC spring games and the top performers around the conference through April 6th.
Jamie Newman, QB, Wake Forest
Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman didn’t have eye popping stats but he played solidly for the Demon Deacons. Newman, a former three-star prospect from Graham High School in North Carolina, finished 15-of-18 passit ng for 254 yards and two touchdowns. A redshirt junior, Newman is trying to solidify a starting role in the Wake Clawfense.
ACC sweeps football/men’s hoops titles for second time in three years (collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com; Taylor)
A Texas Tech-Virginia matchup in the College Football Playoff championship game? Given the trajectory and history of both of those programs, such a scenario is borderline laughable for the foreseeable future. The same matchup in the men’s basketball title game? While highly, highly unlikely at the beginning of the 2018-19 hoops season, it became a Twin Cities reality Monday night.
And, in the end, it was UVa. making history in Minneapolis overnight as the Cavaliers got past the Red Raiders in an overtime thriller, going from a No. 1 seed that lost to a No. 16 seed to national champions one year later. The win marked the program’s first-ever championship.
It also marked the second time in three years that the ACC has pulled off the football/men’s hoops title sweeps. In January, Clemson staked its claim to a win in the College Football Playoff championship game to kick off the latest sweep. Two years ago, it was Clemson again emerging as the kings of college football while North Carolina claimed the 2016-17 men’s basketball national championship.
Since 1990, such a sweep has occurred just five times, with the ACC adding a third to these latest two as the coaches crowned Georgia Tech as co-national champs, along with Colorado, following the 1990 season while Duke earned the title of national champs for the 1990-91 season. The SEC is the only other conference in that span that can make the same claim: Alabama/Kentucky for 2011-12 and Florida in both football and men’s hoops in 2006-07.
ACC Football Rx: Mockup ACCN TV schedule (RX; HM)
No one knows for sure what the ACC Network weekly TV schedule will look like yet - probably not even ESPN themselves! OK, we do know when "ACC Central" with Packer and Durham will air - but that's about all so far.
Naturally, I had to take a stab at it...
Time MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
1:00 AM ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now
4:00 AM ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now
7:00 AM "ACC Central" - ACCN/SiriusXM simulcast
with Mark Packer and Wes Durham Classic Classic
8:00 AM Game Game
10:00 AM Re-air ACC Re-air ACC Re-air Pregame Women's
11:00 AM Game Films Game Films Game show sports
12:00 PM (repeat) (repeat)
1:00 PM Classic Classic Classic Classic Women's Men's Women's
2:00 PM Game Game Game Game sports sports sports
4:00 PM ACC Re-air ACC Preview Women's Men's various
5:00 PM Films Game Films show sports sports sports
6:00 PM (repeat) (repeat)
7:00 PM Men's Women's Women's Men's Men's Men's ACC
8:00 PM sports sports sports sports sports sports Films
10:00 PM ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now ACC Now
Khalid to headline Block Party 2019 (DO; Riojas)
Singer/songwriter Khalid is set to headline Block Party 2019, featuring opening acts Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats, University Union announced Tuesday night.
The concert will take place in the Carrier Dome on April 26 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets for full-time Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF students go on sale Wednesday at noon.
Pre-sale tickets are $25 for general admission floor access and $20 for first level general admission, second and third level reserved seating on sale through April 14, per UU. A valid student ID is needed for purchase and tickets will be available for purchase online. Public sales will open April 15 at noon for $30 reserved seating.
Khalid, a Grammy-nominated artist whose full name is Khalid Donnel Robinson, first gained world prominence after the release of his 2017 single, “Location.” Following the single’s success, Khalid was signed to record label Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records before the release of his debut album, double-platinum certified, “American Teen.” The debut album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and stayed on it for 51 weeks.