Fast reaction: Syracuse wins Scott Shafer’s last game as head coach against Boston College, 20-17

first_img Published on November 28, 2015 at 3:41 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Syracuse (4-8, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) outlasted Boston College (3-9, 0-8), 20-17, in the Carrier Dome to cap off its season on Saturday. With Scott Shafer coaching his last game as head coach after being fired on Monday and 17 seniors being honored before the game, the result seemed secondary to the events beyond the sidelines.Here are three moments from Saturday not involved in the on-field product that stood out in the season finale.Round of applauseSyracuse honored 17 players and six managers in Senior Day festivities around noon. Shafer started off with the managers, shaking each of their hands and posing for pictures with family members in attendance.He made his way down the line stretching from midfield to the end zone, sliding in each family photo. Punter Riley Dixon received arguably the loudest applause and he was greeted by seven of his family members.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textQuarterback Terrel Hunt, who was denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA yesterday, was the last one called. He too was greeted with a sizable applause, slowly walking out on his healing right Achilles while flipping a football up in the air to himself.He goneStarting safety Antwan Cordy tweeted before the game that he would transfer from SU after Saturday’s game. The sophomore tweeted the same message Friday, but shortly deleted the tweet. This time, the message was still up after the game.Cordy had an interception on Saturday and ranked first on the team in tackles for loss (12) and second in total tackles (68). He was arguably Syracsue’s best defensive back in a secondary that struggled mightily throughout the season.Further updates will be provided after the game regarding the reason behind Cordy’s transfer.The decisionDirector of Athletics Mark Coyle spoke about his decision to fire Shafer on his weekly pregame radio show with Matt Park, calling the decision to let Shafer and his assistants go “efficient.”He highlighted the importance of reaching out to current commits and making the best long-term decision for the program. Coyle cancelled his trip to the Bahamas for the men’s basketball team’s appearance in the Battle 4 Atlantis to put time toward the coaching search.According to Sports Illustrated, Coyle and Chancellor Kent Syverud have already flown across the country to interview candidates. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Texas lands 5-star running back Bijan Robinson commitment

first_imgBijan Robinson, a five-star running back from Tucson, Arizona, committed on Friday to Texas.Robinson, rated the No. 3 running back in the nation in the 2020 recruiting class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, chose coach Tom Herman’s Longhorns over, among others, Ohio State, USC and UCLA. The 6-foot, 200-pound runner made his announcement via Twitter, writing in part: “The last few months was more than just choosing a school. To me, it was a crossroad that could change the direction of my life, and my future.”pic.twitter.com/Nnc7iazM1c— Bijan Robinson (@Bijan5Robinson) August 2, 2019According to 247Sports’ evaluation of the rising senior at Salpointe Catholic High School, Robinson has “(t)errific vision and patience behind the line of scrimmage. Has burst to hit the second level and reach another gear. Short strides, but effectively changes pace and turns the corner. Elusive in the open field. Threat to score from anywhere on the field.” Related News Texas enters the 2019 season ranked 10th in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll.An unofficial projected Longhorns depth chart shows sophomore Keaontay Ingram as the top running back with true freshman and early enrollee Jordan Whittington the potential No. 2 coming out of fall.If Robinson is to contribute as a freshman next season in Herman’s rush-pass attack, he likely will have to be a better receiver out of the backfield than he has shown at the high school level. The evaluation assesses that Robinson could potentially contribute immediately in college and has the upside to grow into a first-round NFL Draft pick. Kendall Milton, 5-star running back, picks Georgia over Alabama, LSU, Ohio Statelast_img read more

Aunt Becky Cites New Evidence that May Exonerate Her in College Cheating Scandal

first_imgThe evidence emerged in the case of another parent who’s being prosecuted. In notes taken from the phone of the scam’s mastermind, he suggests he told his clients they were paying donations to schools instead of bribes like prosecutors say. Evidence produced by prosecutors in the college admissions cheating scheme exonerates Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, the couple’s attorneys said. https://t.co/i1DVtzCM1f— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 27, 2020 (Boston, MA) — New evidence in the college cheating scandal may exonerate Aunt Becky.As a result, actress Lori Loughlin is asking for a delay for setting a trial date over charges in the massive admissions cheating scandal.The “Full House” star and her husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli filed the motion after new evidence showed the ring leader of the admissions scam claiming federal investigators badgered him into “lying” about clients paying donations versus bribes.last_img read more

Alvarez’s six RBIs power Pirates past Indians

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP)—Pedro Alvarez had one of his best games yet. Still, it was a win by the Pittsburgh Pirates that had him really excited. Alvarez drove in a career-high six runs with his second two-homer game in two days, powering Pittsburgh past the Cleveland Indians 9-5 Sunday. IMPRESSIVE POWER DISPLAY—Pedro Alvarez watches his ball after hitting a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Esmil Rogers in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 1, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) “I’m just glad to help us win the series,” Alvarez said as music blared in the clubhouse following the Pirates’ second victory in three games, giving them a sixth series win in their last seven matchups.Alvarez seemed unfazed by his own accomplishment — hitting three-run homers in the fourth and fifth innings for his fourth career multihomer game. He also doubled, for his first game of three extra-base hits.His previous two multihomer games also came in consecutive games, July 20-21 against Milwaukee.“It’s just coincidence,” Alvarez said of homering twice in consecutive games once again.Manager Clint Hurdle said Alvarez has worked hard to lift his average to .207 with a team-high 12 homers and 34 RBIs, three behind team leader Andrew McCutchen. Alvarez has 10 RBIs in four games after going 10 games without any.“He’s worked hard to get to a better place,” Hurdle said. “He drove one ball to right, then took advantage of a mistake and hit another. He had a very good day at the plate.”Tony Watson (4-0), the second of five Pirates pitchers, worked 1 2-3 innings of relief for the win.Pittsburgh scored nine runs for the second straight game after totaling 13 runs during a four-game losing streak.Alvarez became the first Pirates player with six RBIs in a game since Andy LaRoche did it Sept. 28, 2009, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Alvarez put the Pirates up 3-2 in the fourth. His line drive into the right field seats came after Cabrera fielded a two-out grounder by Casey McGehee, but threw it away.Alvarez hit a 1-1 pitch over the wall in right for his 12th homer and 9-4 lead.Pittsburgh won a series for only the second time in their last 21 road interleague matchups.last_img read more

OVERTIME

first_img:09 And while you’re dialing that number put your vote in to have Sam Clancy’s uniform retired for his greatness as one of the university’s all time basketball stars.:08 Here’s what I don’t get. Why are so many of you up in arms over the replacement ref’s in the NFL. No. 1. Most of you don’t know the rules to begin with…no you don’t, shut up! No. 2. Every ref had to start somewhere. And No. 3. Who really cares as long as the Steelers win?:07 Recently, (and no, not often) I was at Hooters in Monroeville watching a Steelers game and of course enjoying the wings. (I mean that’s why you go, for the games and the wings right?) Anyway, after the game I was introduced to a whole new world of crazy. Do these people know that the WWF and all things pro wrestling is fake? I know you know…but there’s 100 regulars out there that truly believe a 300-pound man can jump off a top ring rope and land on another man’s neck and not kill him…C’mon man!:06 What about O.J.? What’s wrong with you people …don’t ya care anymore? Sorry juice!:05 You will never, never, never…ever hear that I am not an equal opportunity brother. Not only is Deborah Walker a friend of mine, (as is Connie Parker) but she is very qualified to be the next president of the Pittsburgh NAACP. Good Lord the only person on the planet with more credentials is Obama. And I only get one vote.:04 Speaking of Hooter’s…and I was (you’re really starting to get the hang of this thing?) The other thing you get at Hooter’s is the opportunity to see beautiful women. And two of Pittsburgh’s finest were on hand to watch “Big Ben” dismantle the Raiders, or so I thought. To my amazement these two ladies were there to eat, not watch the game. You know I had heard about women like this but never met them in person. To my two new Hooters friends Iona and Dansette nice to meet ya and you’re now in “The Locker Room” as future Overtime readers (see I told you people some of us go for the wings.):03 OK, here it is… for the last damn time!! There are somewhere between 5-10 radio stations of status in Alle­gheny County that either report sports or talk sports and not one of them have a local Black, Hispanic or female host, co-host or reporter (not to the best of my knowledge) and since they ran my man John Burton out of town “we” got nothin! Yet again you ask why this matters. Here’s a bunch of reasons you should know: 90 percent of the Steelers… Black; 70 percent of the Pirates…Black or Latino; 70 percent of Pitt Football…Black; 99 percent of Pitt Basketball…Black; 90 percent of Duquesne Basketball…Black; 80 percent of Pgh Power Arena Football… Black; 100 percent of Pgh Force Women’s Pro Football…Women; 100 percent Pgh Passion Women’s Pro Football…Women; 50 percent of all other sports teams in Allegheny County…Black, Hispanic or Women. And the end results just to be fair: No opposing voice, idea or perspective; No true understanding of the other side; Lack of job opportunities to the other groups; No travel to play-offs, championships, world series, super bowls, national events, nothin; No chance to take your family to any of those amazing locations and events (and yes family does go); No local dinners, banquets, special events; At least 4 or 5 guys holding down at least 3-5 jobs reach across the board…that’s a pay check for every job. “They” know you’re not going to do anything that’s why they do it. No it’s not life and death but it is important! No disrespect to any of my colleagues but it is what it is!:02 “Boys and Their Toys”…Lets get it on! The last great summer Car Cruise is coming at ya Sept. 30, at Pep Boys on Rt. 22 in Monroeville (across from Home Depot). This is going to be large. The Champions and The Pgh United Rays Corvette Club along with the Fabulous Allure Models will present a car wash…(weather permitting) and a car cruise, $5 donation for the cruise, $5 donation for the wash. Proceeds to benefit Champions Toys for Tots Xmas Party and Toy Give Away for Disadvantaged Youth. For info, call 412-628-4856.:01 Saving the best for last—“Heavens Hoopers” will now be joined by Mr. Kenny West. And I identify him as Mister because he was the ultimate gentleman and most deserving of the title. And if ever there was a guy that you would never hear a bad word about it was “West” as he was well known. But don’t get it twisted here’s why he makes the team…6’2” about 200 pounds, strong as two men, fundamentally sound, the “Dennis Rodman” of the Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League, all he cared about was getting rebounds, putting the “D” on your butt and winning. I am proud to call “West” a lifetime member of “The Dons” and the Champions Basketball Family. You are gone and will never be forgotten and trust me when I tell you Kenny Durrett, Armon Gilliam, Darryll Gissendaner and the rest of the squad will welcome you to the team with open arms!!!Game Over BILL NEAL :10 Pitt’s Varsity Letter Club has honored outstanding letter winners since 1961. On Oct. 12, the tradition will continue as the club honors seven outstanding past athletes including quite possibly the most loved basketball coach in Pitt history, Tim Grgurich; and Roger Kingdom, one of the greatest and most dominant Olympians of all time. This year’s honorary letter winner award will go to long time athletic trainer Tony Salesi. For additional info call 412-624-4141.last_img read more