Week in Sports: Hunt out for season, Washington decommits and more

first_img Published on September 6, 2015 at 5:05 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR David Salanitri | Staff PhotographerTerrel Hunt tears Achilles, out for seasonIt was confirmed Saturday that Syracuse starting quarterback Terrel Hunt tore his Achilles and would miss the rest of the 2015 season. It’s Hunt’s second season-ending injury in as many seasons. Hunt had been focusing on taking on a leadership position in his senior season and retooled his approach as a pocket passer rather than a runner. In Hunt’s place, freshman Eric Dungey led the Orange to a 47-0 win.More: Terrel Hunt has torn Achilles, will miss rest of 2015 seasonRobert Washington decommits from Syracuse, cites lack of trustFour-star recruit, running back Robert Washington, decommitted from Syracuse. He reportedly decommitted earlier in the summer, but news broke Sunday, Aug. 30. Earlier that morning, Washington created a new Twitter account and said he could no longer access his old one because his father had control of it.More: Robert Washington reportedly decommitted due to trust issues with SU coaching staffLogan Reidsma | Photo EditorOpening day in picturesAs Syracuse drubbed Rhode Island 47-0 in its season opener, The Daily Orange photographers captured the scene. From the fans crowd-surfing and painting mustaches orange to big hits and the band, check out the great galleries from Friday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore: Gallery: Syracuse beats Rhode Island 47-0 in season-opening winand Gallery: Fan scenes from before Syracuse-Rhode IslandCourtesy of Rhode Island AthleticsWhen sports aren’t about sportsEvan Huddon is 15, and listed on the Rhode Island football roster as a quarterback. He was born with a rare and life-threatening spinal condition, but has been an honorary member of the team since 2012, when the team took him in and gave him jersey No. 1.More: Rhode Island embraces Evan Huddon, 15-year-old with spinal defect, as member of teamMoriah Ratner | Asst. Photo EditorTurns out it’s pretty hard to be a long snapperThe Daily Orange staff writer Jesse Dougherty spent an afternoon with Sam Rodgers, Syracuse’s long snapper from 2011-14. He “learned” how to long snap and succeeded twice in about 50 attempts.More: Dougherty: You wouldn’t believe what goes into long snappingLogan Reidsma | Photo EditorRelease of Football GuideIn advance of the 2015 season, The Daily Orange profiled several members of the Syracuse football team. Cornerback Julian Whigam added 15 pounds and stopped eating at Five Guys. Left tackle Ivan Foy overcame immaturity, suspension and injury. Captain Luke Arciniega’s career could have been over, but now he has two seasons to play.Away from Syracuse, Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer’s biggest test has yet to come and a scholarship kicker’s long journey, through three other colleges, to get to Albany.More: Fresh Slate, the 2015 Football Guide Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Going for the Gold: Reflecting on the top Olympic moments of my lifetime after its postponement

first_imgWho would’ve thought that the United States, let alone the entire world, would be where it is now? What was only a blip on many Americans’ radars a month ago is now the largest pandemic in recent history, halting school, work and the topic of my column, the Olympics.  Since North and South Korea split in 1948, the animosity between the two nations and horrific ramification of the split have been well documented. For 70 years, the North and South traded threats and assassination attempts while simultaneously trying to emerge from extreme poverty.  Rewatching both countries march into Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium together gave me a sense of hope this past week, and given the times we live in now, it was greatly needed.  However, for one fleeting moment, this changed when the North and South Korean teams marched together waving a Korean unification flag at the 2000 Summer Olympics. The two teams still competed separately, but the move represented a gesture for unity and peace that Koreans had not seen for over half a century.  In what would be the beginning of one of the most successful eras for any Olympic athlete, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt came into the Beijing 2008 Olympics with hopes of establishing himself as the fastest man in the world. And in fact, he did just that, winning three gold medals in the process and breaking the world record in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4×100-meter relay. Take that all in for a second.   North and South Korea march together — several times Michael Phelps finishes his star-studded career at Rio 2016  Bolt ended his career with eight gold medals and swept through the competition again at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. His performance in 2008 introduced him to the world and brought track and field a level of attention it hadn’t seen in a long time.  There is never a dull moment when watching Michael Phelps. Phelps entered the 2016 Summer Olympics after having competed in every iteration of the games since 2000 — when he was only 15 — winning 22 Olympic medals and shattering dozens of world records in the process.  I, like many of you, felt considerably dejected when I heard the news that the 2020 Summer Olympics would be officially postponed. Though it was the right decision, I can’t help but feel a sense of longing for one of my favorite sporting events in the world. What sticks out to me even more about Bolt’s 100-meter run is that it was one of the first sporting events I ever watched. Before the 2008 Olympics, I didn’t care much about sports, but my dad insisted that I watch the race. I distinctly remember Bolt crossing the finish line and feeling a rush of excitement I had never felt before. I was too young to witness this moment, but I have seen its follow-up acts. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, the North and South marched together again, bringing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program to a temporary simmer.  Usain Bolt dominates at Beijing 2008  Nathan Hyun is a sophomore writing about the 2020 Olympics. His column, “Going for Gold,” typically runs every other Wednesday. This is the only event on the list that isn’t a jaw-dropping athletic feat, but it’s here for good reason.  So, in the interest of providing some much needed nostalgic relief, here are my personal top three Olympic moments from my lifetime.  As someone of Korean descent, I found this moment especially moving. I finally could begin to relate to my great-grandmother, who used to tell me stories about escaping North Korea during the Korean War. I could finally see how powerful and meaningful the prospect of unification was.  Phelps qualified for six events and ended up with five gold medals as a 31-year-old in 2016. This surprised absolutely no one, but the near-superhuman performance Phelps put forth, showing zero sign of physical regression after nearly two decades of competition, was a feat that won’t likely be seen again for a long time. last_img read more


Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says team’s offense this year will be ‘totally different’

first_imgRavens coach John Harbaugh made headlines earlier this week by suggesting Jackson might run the ball more than 139 times in 2019, but Jackson countered that notion Thursday on “The Rich Eisen Show.”“Absolutely. I put on weight,” Jackson said (via ESPN.com) when asked if he could replicate the last season’s rushing production. “But I don’t think I’ll be running as much as I did last year. There were a lot of (run-pass options) and a lot of sudden changes in last year’s game. This will be totally different.” Related News Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB (calf) remains off field but is ‘getting some work’ Jackson declined to go into detail about Baltimore’s new-and-improved offensive approach though.“I can’t talk about it,” Jackson said. “Each and every day we’re looking better and better in what we’re doing, whether it’s RPO, running the ball with our backs, or the pass game, it’s all looking incredible right now. But you’re going to have to see when it’s game time. Practice is going to be practice; games are going to be games.”Should we “take the over” on @Lj_era8 rushing attempts this #NFL season, like John Harbaugh suggested?The @Ravens QB wasn’t exactly giving away the game plan: pic.twitter.com/r0TZnV6uAH— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) August 1, 2019Jackson has completed 99 of his 170 career NFL passing attempts for 1,201 yards and six touchdowns with three interceptions. It’s safe to say that the Ravens will try to even things out and monitor the volume of his rushes moving forward, as he was among the league leaders in fumbles (12) in 2018. He fumbled in nine games last season.”I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised that Lamar is not going to be running 20 times a game,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said in May. “That’s not what this offense is about.” It appears Baltimore could have some serious changes on the way offensively, according second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson.Jackson, 22, set a single-season NFL record for quarterback rushing attempts last year, with 147. He reached that mark despite starting only seven games as a rookie (though he played in all 16).center_img Broncos’ Drew Lock calls debut against Falcons a ‘learning game’ Baltmiore traded Joe Flacco to the Broncos to make room for Jackson to shine and added Mark Ingram to the backfield this offseason. It also signed star safety Earl Thomas to a four-year deal to bolster its defense.Jackson adding a new dimension to his game could help the Ravens win the AFC North for a second consecutive season and push them deeper into the playoffs. They were eliminated by the Chargers in the first round last postseason.last_img read more


GOV EDUCATION SPEND WILL NOT TACKLE KEY ISSUES – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue TD says Government proposals to fund 1,000 extra teachers will do nothing to improve the rising class sizes in our schools.Charlie McConalogue TDAccording to media reports at the weekend, Minister Jan O’Sullivan will be allocated funds to recruit more teachers, but the additional posts will not address the increasing pupil-teacher ratios.Deputy McConalogue said that while the move to appoint more teachers is welcome, the Government’s plan is utterly insufficient. “These additional posts, which will be shared out between primary and secondary schools will fail to have any impact on class sizes. The number of students attending school has increased and the allocation of these teachers will only maintain the status quo.“Fianna Fáil has taken a far more targeted approach in addressing the problem in our pre-Budget submission. We aim to reduce the pupil-teacher ratio from 28:1 to 27:1 across the board at primary level. There are too many over-crowded primary school classes and while we acknowledge that the problem cannot be fixed overnight, there needs to be a concerted effort to begin the process of improvement in this budget. By focusing additional teaching resources at primary level we ensure the best possible start for our children.”The Inishowen Deputy said that not only is my party committed to reducing class sizes, they want to go further.“We’re proposing to increase resource teaching hours and provide more guidance counsellors. This Government has eroded many of the positive advances that had been made in education by previous administrations. Former Minister Ruairi Quinn’s brought in a number of regressive measures over the past three budgets, including cuts to guidance counsellors and small primary schools. “Minister Jan O’Sullivan must deviate from the punitive measures implemented by her predecessor and ensure that education is made a priority for this Government. Fianna Fáil has a proud tradition of emphasising education spending, and the Fine Gael-Labour coalition needs to adopt a policy which realises the importance and value of education funding”.GOV EDUCATION SPEND WILL NOT TACKLE KEY ISSUES – McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConaloguedonegalGovernmentteacherslast_img read more


ATHEX to reopen after bank IT tests

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Athens Exchange will reopen on Monday, the head of the Capital Market Commission, Costas Botopoulos, said late on Wednesday in an interview with state broadcaster ERT.Botopoulos explained that for the stock market to open for the first time since June 26, banks will have to complete their information technology adjustments to accommodate limitations imposed by capital controls on Greek traders. He said the banks’ tests should be completed by this weekend, so that the Athens Exchange can resume trading on Monday.For the market to reopen, it will also take a ministerial decision based on a joint proposal of the commission and the Bank of Greece.Meanwhile, MSCI will make no changes to its Greek stock indexes in the context of its quarterly revision of August, according to a report by Eurobank Equities.Once the market reopens it will have the new stock of blue chip Viohalco listed, following the absorption of Sidenor, as Hellenic Exchanges decided this week.Source: Kathimerini, Reuterslast_img read more