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Past employee arraigned for illegal taping By Cheryl Seligman DESIGN EDITOR
andrew renneisen | staff photographer (FROM LEFT) TONY CALLISTO, WILLIAM FITZPATRICK AND FRANK FOWLER , DPS chief, district attorney and SPD chief of police, respectivley, speak Tuesday about the four counts of unlawful surveillance former SU Athletics media director Roger Springfield is facing.
Roger Springfield, former Syracuse University Athletics director of media properties and production, was arraigned in court Tuesday morning on an indictment charging him with four counts of unlawful surveillance. He is accused of videotaping male SU athletes in the Carrier Dome locker rooms. He was arraigned for unlawful surveillance in the second degree, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said at a press conference Tuesday. Springfield was released on his own recognizance. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 22, though Springfield will not attend, said James McGraw, Springfield’s defense attorney. SU Department of Public Safety Chief Tony Callisto and Syracuse Police
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Right to bear arms? In wake of recent shootings, Syracuse community weighs in on national gun control debate
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luke rafferty | asst. photo editor TIM NELSON, owner of Intimidator Sports, says he has seen an
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ntimidator Sports sees an average of 100-120 people a day, and is busy like almost every other store in the country that sells guns. Owner Tim Nelson said his store in Nedrow, N.Y. gets customers who range from 18-80 years of age, and they are all talking about the proposed regulations on firearms. “Every customer that comes in says the same thing,” Nelson said. “They’re tired of the government trying to put controls on things and
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charlotte horton | staff photographer COREY CROCKETT AND KATELYN MULDOWNEY, Z89 general manager and CitrusTV general manager, respectively, sit in their renovated studios in Watson Hall. The student organizations made campus history by initiating the construction efforts, which were supported by Chancellor Nancy Cantor.
CitrusTV, Z89 complete student-led renovation project of Watson Hall studios By Annie Palmer STAFF WRITER
After months of planning and renovations, CitrusTV and WJPZ-Z89 have officially opened new studios in Watson Hall. CitrusTV’s plans for relocation began when Brad Slavin, former CitrusTV general manager, met with Chancellor Nancy Cantor last May. After receiving the chancellor’s full support, CitrusTV commenced its renovations in Watson in the space formerly owned by FoodWorks, said Slavin, a junior television, radio and
film, information technology and management major. “We worked with [the Office of Campus Planning Design and Construction] to refine a floor plan that would best use the space for both us and WJPZ,” Slavin said. “The floor plan went through countless revisions, but we feel the plan we pursued was one that maximized the space for both organizations.” The original deadline was set for fall 2012, but due to ongoing construction the deadline was pushed to the beginning of the spring 2013 semes-
ter, he said. “Despite the long transitional phase, our members have continued to give their all 100 percent of the time,” said current CitrusTV General Manager Katelyn Muldowney in an email. “We’ve just been constantly reminding ourselves of the end result: a beautiful new space to work and produce our content in.” Though the renovated studios are officially open, CitrusTV has not yet resumed its operations there. The station will resume regular hours of operation starting Feb. 10, Muld-
owney said. Until then, CitrusTV is installing the majority of its technical equipment and preparing to resume broadcasting, she said. Z89 worked in conjunction with CitrusTV to plan the renovations, and has completely installed its new studios in Watson, said Corey Crockett, Z89 general manager and sophomore broadcast and digital journalism major. Their first broadcast out of the new studio was held on Jan. 12, he said. “Before the renovations, we were a small station that had a lot of influence
at SU with studios that didn’t necessarily reflect that,” said Crockett, who is also a staff writer for The Daily Orange. “Now, we have a studio where people can really do their work and do it well.” CitrusTV and Z89’s move marks the first major construction effort in campus history to be led by a student organization, said Slavin, the former CitrusTV general manager. CitrusTV spent the last two years updating its broadcast to high-definition resolution and is now considering updating its main set, he said.
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Crime initiative to continue SU professors discuss cause, effects of fiscal cliff through spring semester By Natsumi Ajisaka STAFF WRITER
By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR
Following a successful pilot program last fall, the University Action Crime-Control Team initiative will continue through the spring semester. UACT, an initiative between the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety and the Syracuse Police Department, was created in October and is made up of officers from both departments that patrol the East neighborhood and Mar-
shall Street areas together, in addition to other safety increases. “The program really started to take off during the pilot and we liked the results, so it was a pretty easy decision,” said DPS Capt. John Sardino. The initiative was created in response to concerns about campus safety after a stabbing at the Carrier Dome, several incidents on Marshall Street and a string of off-campus robberies during the
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Between late December 2012 and early January 2013, various media platforms buzzed with one phrase: “fiscal cliff.” Adding to the sense of foreboding was the fact that it lacked a clear definition for many. Due to the complexity of the concept, many people did’nt know what it meant, what was being negotiated or why it was so politically charged. The fiscal cliff was a collection of automatic spending cuts that were scheduled to take place if Congress failed to cut a deal to reduce the federal deficit by Jan. 1, 2013, said Donald Dutkowsky, professor of economics at
Syracuse University. The automatic cuts would have affected multiple federal programs, he said. Several tax cuts from the Bush and Obama administrations would have expired as well. Congress brokered a last-minute deal in the early hours of Jan. 1, after a two-month political standoff. The fiscal cliff stems from the debt ceiling crisis last year, when Congress faced pressure to resolve the multi-trillion dollar federal deficit, Dutkowsky said. In 2011, legislators fought about raising the debt ceiling, which would have increased the legal amount the federal government is allowed to borrow in
order to fund its expenses, he said. If the debt ceiling is exceeded, the federal government defaults on its debts. The risk of default made the debate highly contentious, and the uncertainty led to U.S. bonds being downgraded, he said. Although Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling, a significant deficit remained. Legislators passed an ultimatum in case it failed to decide on a solution by a certain date, said Grant Reeher, a political science professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. This date later became known as the fiscal cliff. Though major questions concerning spending and revenue were not
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they’re very frustrated.” In the wake of a string of mass shootings during the past few months, the issue of gun control is once again a topic of conversation across the country, including in New York, the Syracuse area and Syracuse University. In July, a gunman killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 others during a midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. Among those wounded was Stephen Barton, a 2012 SU alumnus. On Dec. 14, another gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a quiet town at least four SU students call home. Chancellor Nancy Cantor signed a letter pledging to lead campus discussions on gun violence, and is working with the American Council on Education to develop a policy position for the White House gun violence task force. Vice President Joe Biden, also an SU alumnus, heads the task force. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, along with more than 750 other mayors, signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to take action in December. Even men’s head basketball coach Jim Boeheim has said his piece about the issue. “If we in this country, as Americans, cannot get the people that represent us to do something about firearms, we are a sad, sad society,” he said during a press conference after his 900th career victory Dec. 17. Store owner Nelson said his customers don’t have problems with provisions such as background checks. They’re concerned with measures like one that reduces the maximum clip size to seven, which he describes as a “logistic nightmare.” He said no manufacturers make those clips right now, and it’s unlikely they would make them just for people living in New York state. Craig and Chad Hare, owners of Butternut Creek Armory in Jamesville, N.Y., also said they disagreed with the seven-round clip measure. People who work in private security, Craig said, often have to buy their own equipment, and many guns are made specifically for 10-round clips. Chad added that the store has antique weapons from World War I that only take these clips, thus reducing the value for collectors. Chad said laws don’t seem to deter criminals from hurting others. “If somebody wants to do evil, they’re going to do evil,” he said, adding this is something he has experienced first-hand serving overseas. Impending laws pose several challenges for the business side, too, Chad said. “If we sell this rifle now, will it be illegal in a week?” he wondered. Some political science professors at SU say the gun debate as a whole has shifted slightly, though it’s too soon to tell if substantial policy change will happen. Kristi Andersen, a political science professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs whose specialties include American politics and public opinion, said this time, the conversation doesn’t seem as dominated by groups with an extreme interpretation of the Second Amendment. Though the conversation has historically
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CitrusTV has operated out of Watson since its creation in 1972, but operated in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications while renovations occurred in its regular facility.
luke rafferty | asst. photo editor CHAD AND CRAIG HARE, owners of Butternut Creek Armory, said tougher laws won’t deter criminals from committing crimes with guns. New measures might make it hard for people in areas like private security to get proper equipment for their jobs, they said.
New York state passes gun control legislation
New York state passed the nation’s strictest gun restrictions Tuesday, which expanded assault weapon bans and background checks for buying ammunition. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill less than an hour after it was passed in the state’s legislature. The law will: • Require semiautomatic rifle owners to register their rifles with the police within one year. • Prohibit the sale of semiautomtic rifles. • Limit ammunition magazines to seven rounds, down from 10 • Create a database showing who is prohibited from buying guns. • Require background checks for those who want to buy bullets. New York is the first state to create this measure. It will also help identify customers who purchase large amounts of ammo. • Require therapists, doctors and other mental health professionals to alert state
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authorities if a patient threatens to use a gun illegally. Ban semiautomatics with detachable magazines and at least one military-type feature, such as a pistol grip, folding stock, muzzle flash suppressor or bayonet mount. Require background checks for private gun sales, except those among immediate family. Require handgun owners to renew their licenses every five years. Increase prison sentences for using guns in various crimes or taking them onto school grounds.
The gun control law was passed by the state Senate 43-18 Monday night and the Democrat-controlled Assembly approved it 104-43 Tuesday afternoon, according to a Jan. 15 Associated Press article. “ebbed and flowed” — often coming up after a shooting — it appears a little “more purposeful” this time, she said, possibly because children were involved in the Newtown, Conn. shooting. “I think it’s created an attempt by people who are concerned about safety to reframe the conversation a bit in terms of public safety,” she said. “So, you don’t have rights versus take away some rights, we have, yes, we have rights — but as lots of rights that we have as Americans — there are limits.” The people who want more gun control legislation, seemingly because they have Obama’s support, are in a little bit better position than usual, she said. The quick formation of the White House task force and New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s talk about legislation during their State of the State addresses also helps keep the story in the media, Andersen said. Though Andersen noted that the issue is partisan — as almost every other issue now — a majority favors provisions such as background checks and preventing the mentally ill from having guns. Thomas Keck, chair of the political science department, didn’t seem as sure the current gun debate was significantly different from the past, noting that notorious mass shootings usually prompt calls for legislation. Keck teaches PSC 324: “Constitutional Law I” and PSC 325: “Constitutional Law II” and has done research on gun rights. He said mea-
“CitrusTV’s mission is to provide experiential hands-on learning opportunities for students, and to provide meaningful content to the SU community,” Slavin said. “With our newly expanded facilities, we will be able to better accomplish both of these tasks.” With nearly 300 members involved with CitrusTV, the new space will allow students to have
an even more hands-on experience, said Muldowney, the current general manager. Because of the improved equipment and larger space, viewers can expect an upgrade to the quality of editing and graphics within the content, she said. The renovated space is almost double the size of the temporary studio. It features a larger newsroom, additional editing suites, an audio
sures such as extending background checks and training are likely constitutional, but will probably face lawsuits and be decided by courts. But he said this is common for gun control laws. Federal legislation would be more effective than at the individual state level, he said, noting there’s no border patrols between states. “It’s very difficult for state and local governments to effectively regulate gun possession,” he said. Barton, the 2012 SU alumnus wounded in the Aurora, Colo., shooting in July, said he understands that some people don’t want to discuss gun control because the topic introduces thorny issues. But Barton said he thinks we’re reaching a critical point in the discussion. There seems to be a different reaction following the Newtown, Conn. shooting, he said, speculating this might be due to its horrific nature. Though Barton said he’s recovering well — his shoulder is regaining strength and he’s slowly recovering from nerve damage in his left arm — he found himself affected by gun violence again five months later, as he lives only about 10 minutes away from Sandy Hook. It was a strange year, Barton said, because he had never been affected by gun violence before. He is currently working for Mayors Against Illegal Guns. In this role, he said he’s doing outreach, working with survivors and family members of those affected by gun violence, and doing research and media work for the organization. “Working on this issue has been empowering and therapeutic, and it’s allowing me to turn what was really a random act of violence into something that really has meaning,” Barton said. “And that can hopefully bring about some positive change in some small way.” email@example.com @dylan_segelbaum
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Citizens’ Second Amendment rights should not be restricted
oday, President Barack Obama will unveil his gun control proposal in which he may use executive orders to bypass Congress and place strict limitations on Second Amendment rights. While the legality of such actions is highly questionable, he also voiced support for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s misleadingly titled “Assault Weapons Ban”. The language in the bill is so vague that the ban could be applied to a large majority of firearms. The mainstream media has failed to address the most important fact, the only fact that proves consistent throughout history – the problem with gun control is not about safety or guns; it is about control. While much is to be done about gun violence, guns are only the means. The causes – broken mental health, education systems and rising poverty – are the real issues that must be addressed. So why is the government so quick to limit our Second Amendment rights? Many opponents of the Second Amendment say it is outdated and flawed. When it was created, there were only muskets that shot one round until they needed to be reloaded. It was created to handle 18th-century national security threats. The country didn’t have the law enforcement that we have in place today. These points fail to acknowledge that our Founding Fathers did not create the Second Amendment to protect American citizens from each other or from foreign nations. They understood that we needed to be able to defend ourselves from government. As President Thomas Jefferson himself explained, the strongest reason for the right to bear arms is to protect against tyranny. Jefferson and the rest of our Founding Fathers understood that it is in the very nature of government to expand control and limit freedom. In our democratic republic, it is up to the people to keep this progression in check and stop it from moving forward.
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the last free american In recent years, not only have we allowed this encroachment on our freedoms to happen, at times we have successfully begged for it. Even if citizens can still own firearms, but the types they can purchase are limited further, then this prohibits the people from carrying out the most important purpose of the Second Amendment. Citizens cannot sufficiently defend themselves from a federal government armed with the most extraordinary firepower in the world with only stripped-down hunting rifles. While protection from government is the most important aspect of the Second Amendment, it is only the last resort. For this to be necessary, our system would have to fail in many ways, and the government would have to grossly overstep its boundaries. In 2011, it was the renewal of the Patriot Act, which allows the government to read your emails, listen to your phone calls and monitor your Internet use. In 2012, it was the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the government to indefinitely detain citizens without trial. Now, in 2013, how many more unconstitutional laws will we allow to be passed that further negate our rights in the name of “protecting” us? We as a nation need to start giving the Constitution the respect it deserves. We also have to hold our politicians to a higher standard. This is your freedom and it is disappearing, one piece of legislation at a time.
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NY legislative success should be followed One month and one day after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Conn., New York became the first state in the country to pass tougher gun control legislation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Tuesday afternoon after its passage in the New York State Assembly. With much of the national- and state-level discourse consumed with issues of gun control, it is monumental that New York state achieved this legislative success. By simply taking action, it is a positive sign – especially at this time of concern for much of the country – that such an influential state has taken the first initiative to make a difference in an area of the American legal system
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EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board that needs to be addressed. In New York, bipartisan efforts made this change possible. The state Senate, run by a Republicandominated coalition, passed the law late Monday in a vote of 43-18. On Tuesday afternoon, it was approved 104-43 by the Democrat-controlled Assembly. Fellow states should follow in the momentum New York is creating by reaching their own bipartisan compromises that are not necessarily identical to New York’s, but that comply with the people’s beliefs of each respective state.
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The passed New York law requires more background checks for gun buyers, increased mental health provisions, banning more military-style weapons and strengthened limitations on highcapacity magazines, ammunition and guns. Though this is a large, positive step in the right direction, the legislature should continue to explore every possible angle of gun control. The nation has recognized the need to make changes concerning gun control legislation. New York’s law addresses many aspects of the extremely controversial issues consuming the topic. This is a significant stride the rest of the United States should acknowledge.
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Department Chief Frank Fowler joined Fitzpatrick at the press conference. Springfield, a former sportscaster whose real name is Roger Cahak, is presumed innocent and has pleaded not guilty, Fitzpatrick said. Springfield awaits trial. Springfield has been indicted under a law that was put into effect Aug. 11, 2003, Fitzpatrick said. Fitzpatrick estimated the earliest recordings were from 2002 or 2003, and of the 14 uncovered videos, which involve 108 victims, four tapes fall within the statute of limitations. Three of the 14 videos occurred out of state in Tampa, Fla., Akron, Ohio and Massachusetts, Fitzpatrick said. Each of the four counts is a Class E felony, punishable by up to four years in jail, Fitzpatrick said. The surreptitious recordings were discovered Dec. 6 when an SU media production staff member was examining footage from the Oct. 27 football game between Syracuse and South Florida, Fitzpatrick said.
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fall semester. Robberies decreased during the period UACT was implemented, Sardino said, but given the number of factors involved, he was hesitant to attribute the decrease directly to UACT. Of the 13 public safety notices sent to the student body between Sept. 4 and Dec. 15, 12 were issued on or before Oct. 28. The UACT initiative was announced during a press conference on Oct. 18 and implemented in early November.
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The staff member noticed that a portion of the tape labeled “Post-game locker room” appeared to be exceptionally long, and upon review, discovered inappropriate material and brought it to his supervisors’ attention, Fitzpatrick said. A search warrant authorizing the search of Springfield’s home, as well as his office and the media room at Manley Field House, was signed Dec. 11, Fitzpatrick said. SU officials suspended Springfield after the Dec. 12 search and fired him Dec. 13. The first charge of unlawful surveillance relates to the Nov. 10 football game between SU and Louisville, Fitzpatrick said. The recording showed several athletes exiting the shower area. The second charge pertains to a 2010 lacrosse game, with 14 victims identified in that tape. The third charge, for which 11 victims have been identified, involves the men’s soccer team in spring 2010, Fitzpatrick said. The fourth charge involves a video of the soccer team in April 2012, with 11 victims identified and six unidentified as of yet, Fitzpatrick said. Despite the criminal charges, McGraw said he believes no conviction will come from this.
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Officials will re-evaluate the initiative after the spring semester for use during the summer and fall semesters, Sardino said. Last fall, UACT was funded through a grant from the chancellor’s office. At the time, DPS
Kevin Quinn, SU senior vice president for public affairs, said in a statement Tuesday that the university’s priority has been and will continue to be the well-being of its studentathletes, and that SU is appreciative of the DA and SPD’s work. “We are in direct contact with all of these specific current and former student-athletes, and the University is reaching out to offer them full access to appropriate support and assistance during this time,” Quinn said in the statement. Daryl Gross, SU’s athletic director, said in a statement that when SU Athletics became aware of the issue, action was taken immediately and the matter was referred to law enforcement authorities. “We have reached out to our student-athletes and are offering support and any assistance we can,” Gross said. “Moving forward, we are going to keep focused on continuing the successful momentum our student-athletes and teams have had in each of our sports across the board.” The investigation is still continuing, Fitzpatrick said at the press conference, but at this point there is no evidence that Springfield
disseminated any of the material or has had any sexual contact with the athletes. “There should be no ongoing investigation,” McGraw said. “They’ve looked under every single leaf and rock and they’ve found nothing more than what they’ve charged him with. There’s no evidence of any sexual misbehavior or anything else. He’s married, he’s got three children, he’s led an exemplary life, he’s never been in trouble.” McGraw said investigators could go on and on if they’d like to, but they will find nothing. Officials from the DA’s office, SU and SPD are working to identify all 108 victims, Fitzpatrick said. “From the perspective of Syracuse University, the most important aspect of this is the specific students,” DPS Chief Callisto said at the press conference. “We are reaching out directly to each of the students and offering the full range of services that are available through our student affairs division to assist those students in any way that we can.”
officials said more funds would be needed if the initiative were to continue through the spring semester. Sardino declined to elaborate on where the funding for the initiative is now coming from, saying only that the university “found the money” to continue supporting the program and that the funds were a result of a “combination of different things.” Although UACT will continue into the spring semester, the level of crime will likely not match that of the fall semester, DPS Chief Tony Callisto said in an interview with The Daily Orange last November. The winter months usually slow down inci-
dents of “street-side crime” such as robberies, Callisto said. “Just based on weather, we’re probably not going to see what we saw in the fall semester,” he said. But when the weather improves after Spring Break and more students walk around outside, Callisto said, there is usually a spike in crime. When that occurs, safety officials will plan to deploy UACT, Orange Watch, another patrol program, and neighborhood safety patrols to minimize the crime, he said.
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Listen in, cash out Local small businesses affected by phone hacking that may have links to al-Qaeda By Alexandra Hitzler
ew York Sen. Charles Schumer spoke in Syracuse last week to warn residents and business owners about a phone-hacking ring affecting local businesses that may be linked to al-Qaeda. The scam has already targeted approximately 26 small businesses’ phone systems in New York and cost the companies hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a Jan. 7 press release on Schumer’s website. “Already, dozens of New York small businesses have fallen prey to these hackers through their voicemail systems, and are often forced to cover the cost for weeks-worth of overseas calls,” Schumer said in the release. Reports that the hackers have links to alQaeda have not been confirmed, according to the release. Onondaga County First Assistant District Attorney Rick Trunfio and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office accompanied Schumer at the press conference, according to the release. Trunfio said in the release that police reports in recent months involving the phone hackings have indicated links to a broader phone-hacking scam connected to al-Qaeda cells in Somalia and the Philippines. William Banks, a public administration and international affairs and law professor, said phone hacking is a tool that is commonly used for the fundraising of criminal activity. “Hacking is endemic, of course, and culprits range from young kids to organized criminals to terrorists trying to raise funds for their activities,” he said. Schumer said this fraud has occurred repeatedly because hackers discovered a loophole in phone lines’ voicemail systems, and use the lines to make long-distance calls that can cost thousands of dollars. He said he urges Syracuse’s small-business owners to create complex voicemail passwords and to change those passwords frequently. Busi-
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answered with the fiscal cliff deal, both Dutkowsky and Reeher hesitate to dismiss the deal. “There are other things that say there’s hope for the system,” Reeher said. The deal came to a vote despite significant Republican opposition, and he said he doesn’t believe the deal was entirely partisan, noting that some Democrats also voted against the bill. The plan changed the tax rate for the highincome bracket while trying to avoid hurting small business and leaving deductions intact.
ness owners should also report any suspicious charges more than $50, he said. Schumer noted in the release that the hacking scam has already directly affected Syracuse business. Best Cleaners, a dry cleaning company in Albany, put plans to expand to Syracuse on hold because of the cost of the scam. The company received a $150,000 bill for about 9,000 international calls. Schumer said he will encourage phone companies and the Federal Communications Commission to consider regulations in relation to this activity. Unlike credit card companies, which often take action after detecting fraudulent charges, phone companies lack the procedures to detect fraud and prevent their customers from reaping the consequences of hacking, Schumer said. “The telecom industry and the Federal Communications Commission must do more to detect these fraudsters, to stop or prevent the deceptive charges as quickly as possible, and to protect small business owners from the financial impact,” Schumer said in the release. “These criminals must be held accountable, and we need all hands on deck to protect Syracuse business owners.”
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Congress also agreed to raise social security tax cuts back to previous rates, he said. Because the fiscal cliff deal didn’t address the deficit, Congress is dealing with the debt ceiling now, Reeher said. He noted that Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner suggested the decision might come soon. Dutkowsky said he is optimistic, but remains concerned about the economy. Said Dutkowsky: “I want something reasonable to be done with the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff and get the economy back to normal, especially for young people to get jobs and move along with their lives.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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allen chiu | staff photographer TROY BEETLES, better known as “Datsik,” performed at The Westcott Theater on Jan. 15. Datsik headlined the dubstep show with Rekoil and GRiZ opening the show for him.
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s the temperature dropped elsewhere in Syracuse last night, The Westcott Theater became a sauna. Dubstep producer and rapper Troy Beetles, known by his stage name Datsik, brought his rescheduled Firepower Tour to the cold of Syracuse. In recent years, Datsik surged to
popularity from the underground to mainstream electronic dance music scene. Since high school, Datsik has been blowing away and rising above his competition in the genre. Receiving accolades from electric dance music heavyweight Infected Mushroom and opening for rock group Korn on their 2011 tour, Datsik has cemented himself in dubstep culture. Before the concert, the crowd out-
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side the Westcott rumbled as security tried to contain the mob in front of the door. Robin Trumble, a freshman international business major who had previously bought a ticket, was particularly enthused. “I’ve seen him once before at Camp Bisco,” Trumble said. “He’s pretty sick.” Greeted by a pair of men in banana suits and hordes of local high
school students, despite the 16-plus age limit, concert-goers spilled onto the dance floor, glow sticks in hand, ready to party. A healthy mix of locals and Syracuse University students filled the Westcott as glow sticks, water bottles and various electronics flew through the air. A fair share of light-up gloves, guys in trucker hats and girls wearing neon filled the theater. The lights
were dimmed and soon, the floor was covered in beer. Although the concert was set to begin at 9 p.m., opener Rekoil was already hard at work on stage at 8:15 p.m. The crowd didn’t seem to mind. Syracuse native Direktor was nowhere to be seen. According to Direktor’s Twitter account, he was unable to open due to unforeseen
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hat’s special about Dec. 17, apart from Christmas being over and everyone feeling fat and a bit depressed? Packing away the tree, and your old Aunt Margaret to her bungalow, means it’s time for a porn party. Sounds un-festive, but the stats don’t lie. In a recent study by PornHub.com, researchers found the highest porn traffic was on the day after Boxing Day. In contrast,
Christmas Day and Independence Day mark two of the quietest days in the porn calendar. As a New Yorker for at least part of the year, be proud of your porn stats. Another recent survey by PornHub. com found that New Yorkers are prime Internet porn clients, eating up 7.5 videos a year. The East Coast hosts the entire top 10 of porn-consuming states, according to PornHub.com figures. At first
just do it glance, Washington, D.C. residents consume almost double the amount of porn compared to other states.
However, its dense, urban geography is probably making D.C. look kinkier than it is. Hawaii is the geographic outlier in the top 10 with residents consuming 7.57 videos annually. But what is porn doing to your sex life? How wrong can you go from watching primed and plucked specimens really going for it with tree trunk-sized implements? Very wrong is the answer. And not the good kind of wrong. Take my
friend’s male friend who we’ll call Mr. Nail. Nearing 20 and the owner of a penis that had yet to experience the pleasure of hitting a vaginal wall, Mr. Nail’s sole experience with sex was through porn – which is where he learned the “squat and drill.” One fateful night, Mr. Nail finally found a willing female at a college bar. He took her back to his college dorm, stripped off any fabric barriers
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Q&A with Jon Simmons, lead singer, Innovative ways to keep beer guitarist for Balance and Composure flowing in public settings By Joe Infantino ASST. COPY EDITOR
Since the band formed in 2007, Balance and Composure has released three records. Their most recent album, “Separation,” was released in 2011. The emo-punk quintet has since been touring the country and will make a stop in Syracuse at The Lost Horizon on Jan. 30. Lead singer and guitarist Jon Simmons sat down with The Daily Orange to discuss the evolving music scene, performing with friends and the future of the band.
The Daily Orange: Your music lends itself to intimate shows. What is it like playing in that setting? Jon Simmons: It’s awesome — we love playing small intimate shows where kids can sing along and be close and part of the show. We also get to play with friends and we love it because they’re friends. But we also love seeing our friends, getting good reactions from the crowd and seeing their hard work pay off. It makes things more fun.
The D.O.: How has your sound developed in your full-length album, “Separation,” compared to your first two releases? JS: I feel like it’s just time. Growing up and playing more and more, you learn how to write songs better. It’s just growing up really, and becoming an adult. It changes how you feel about life.
The D.O.: How is the punk and emo scene evolving, and where do you fit in that change?
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and told the girl to spread her legs. He then assumed what gym go-ers know as the squat position above the girl, and proceeded to squat and drill, squat and drill. I doubt the “squat and drill” has any sort of orgasm potential attached to it. And that’s the porn catch. Porn is, in many cases, a dream for extremes. PornHub.com reported its most popular subject matter to be teen, lesbian and “MILF.” Sure, everyone should aim to snag a hot, single mother or have
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scheduling conflicts. Rekoil began with his set, played from a side stage to about 200 people. But after about 45 minutes of straight playing time, he snapped into the role of “hype-man” and, boosting the volume, jumped around in an attempt to liven up the crowd. As the crowd grew in number and volume, those faint of eardrums sank back toward the bar. By this time, SU and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students began to pile in, creating a livelier atmosphere. After a long set, a man was rushed through the audience, saxophone in hand and security in tow. Up-and-coming electronic jazz dance artist GRiZ rushed onto the stage and began blasting energetic genre-spanning dance music. The 700-person capacity of the Westcott was nearing full when GRiZ busted out a saxophone solo during his remix of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and Royce Da 5’9’s “Something 2 Ride 2.”
JS.: Underground music, the scene we’re
involved in, is getting kind of big right now. Some bands are taking off and it’s cool to see. For a while there was a lot of emotionless music. I think it’s cool to see these bands who are real and have real feelings. They’re in the band for the right reasons, instead of trying for money and girls. I feel like we’re part of a scene that is more involved in the art of music and creating something of substance. It can move people. I love seeing it grow, and I hope it continues.
The D.O.: How much do you collaborate during your writing process? JS.: It’s pretty much all a collaboration. Someone usually writes a little riff or something for a verse — just an idea. We put it in garage band and send it to each other. We review it and say, ‘hey that looks cool, let’s practice Tuesday.’ It starts with one person’s idea, then we build off of that with our own ideas.
The D.O.: What’s next for the band? JS.: We’re always writing. I don’t know if we’re going to record any time soon. There are talks that there might be something in 2013. Until then, we’re going to have a new split coming out with Braid. They are one of my influences actually. They’re the reason I wanted to start this band. It’s crazy that a band of that caliber wanted to do a split with us. It doesn’t feel real at the moment, but I guess it’s happening. email@example.com
BEER BITES Winter Break is a special time of the year for serious drinkers. And by special, I mean expensive. Did you know that “real” bars expect you to pay more than $3.50 for a pitcher? You probably did because, as we all know, college isn’t real life. Just because I enter the real world when I go home for the semester doesn’t mean I plan on leaving my cheap, boozing ways behind me. If you want to pre-game while still spending time downtown, you can get creative about getting sauce to fly under the radar. The obvious solution is to add liquor to a fountain soda. But this is Beer Bites, not Liquor Swigs, so we’re going to make this a 200-level class. Grab a large cup and instead of pouring soda into it, leave a layer of ice on the bottom. Toss a beer can on top of the ice bed and you’re all set — to drink your beer through a straw. Not the greatest solution but folks on the Internet are trying to innovate for your convenience. While environmentalists may not like the plastic rings that hold six packs together, you can use them to travel from party to party
without getting an open container violation. When you’re ready to hit the streets, squeeze your brewski right back in. You know you’re going to look intelligent with this manoeuvre, and you’re almost guaranteed to receive a series of text messages with punctuation arranged to look like smiley faces. Not everyone likes to sneak around. I personally abhor the idea of fashioning an alcoholic machine gun in a violin case and prefer to openly f launt my drinking. The best way to do this is to wrap a sock around your beer and pretend it’s hot whenever you take a sip. This will confuse the police into thinking you’re just having a cup of coffee. I asked an old man how he used to drink in public, and he offered an unorthodox but straightforward solution. He and his best friend used to kill a case of Genny and then throw them off of a bridge. Whoever threw the can the furthest scored a point and the lower scorer had to buy drinks at the bar that night. Remember that littering is bad, so if you want to try this at home, maybe explore the bathtub for possibilities. —Compiled by Dylan Sorenson, staff writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
a threesome so intense that someone falls out of the bed. But for the majority of porn consumers, what they look for on the Internet isn’t real sex — it’s dream sex. Men who watch porn have a greater desire for dirty talk, domination, sex toys and hairless women, according to a recent study of college students in the Journal of Sex Research. While I would advocate for some kink, include it in a balanced diet of establishing and developing normal relationships. Don’t underestimate the power of missionary. Or even a hug. The effects of porn are powerful. The 2008 NeuroImage journal found that men
who watch erotic images undergo “mirror neuron activation” in their brains, meaning they have a desire to parrot the big boys on screen. That’s why the “squat and drill” turns up in the real world — and leaves everyone disappointed. Don’t go ditching your real-life sexual partner for a URL. Men’s Health Magazine recently ran a story about research from the Journal of Sexual Health that found a link between porn and depression. Some men are literally choosing fantasy over reality. Porn as an isolated activity can hurt a living, breathing relationship. However, the same researchers found that couples had the hap-
“We’re gonna take it way back now” he yelled into the microphone to a series of “Woooo’s” and “Hell yeahs.” Then, slowly but surely, Pee Wee Herman’s “Tequila” rose from the speakers, subsequently causing an older crowd of concert-goers to crash onto the dance floor. After a slew of pop songs strung together, GRiZ ended his set with a massive saxophone solo. The crowd roared as he stepped down to make way for the headliner. Datsik took the stage at about 11:45 — unusually late for a headlining act — but nonetheless wowed the crowd with a spectacularly loud entrance. Sitting inside of his “vortex,” Datsik delivered a blistering show of lights and sound. His set began with a bang, using all of the 50,000-watt PA system that enveloped the stage. The music was ear-shattering, almost painful in the pit. Many concert-goers slunk into the corners as the ceiling shook and rained dust into the crowd. While some described the Datsik concert as grimy, dirty and intense, sophomore psychology major Katrina Aberizk, who said she goes to all the shows at the Westcott, had this to say about the show: “Datsik is awesome live.”
allen chiu | staff photographer DATSIK worked the booth behind a sound vortex between him and the audience at The Westcott Theater. The bass level Datsik produced shook the stage at the soldout show.
piest relationships when both people in the relationship watched porn. So, the moral of the story is: just do it. Like porn, but love sex more. Have it, don’t just watch it. There’s nothing taboo about catching a porno instead of Redbox. Just don’t expect your boyfriend to willingly use a penis clamp, or your girlfriend to bend over backward to accommodate your new drilling technique. Iona Holloway is a senior magazine journalism and psychology major. She recently found out her Christian mother reads her columns occasionally #blushingeverywhere. Email her at ijhollow@syr. edu or follow her on Twitter @ionaholloway.edu
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luke rafferty | asst. photo editor The bamboo shoots and crabmeat soup from New Century Vietnamese are filled with sweet and spicy flavor in every bite.
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rom the outside, New Century Vietnamese looks more like a house. Only the green awning above the door indicates it’s a restaurant. Once inside, the informality continues, making you feel like you’re in someone’s home. Wood on the walls mimics the landscape of Vietnam and adds to the atmosphere of authenticity. New Century Vietnamese, located at 518 Kirkpatrick St., strikes a balance of fresh herbs, meats and spices quintessential to Vietnamese cuisine. The prices range from approximately $4 to $12 a dish – the restaurant packs a flavor punch while remaining affordable. The service throughout dinner remained outstanding. Our water was refreshed throughout the meal, the food came out nearly 10 minutes after we ordered and we didn’t have to ask for the check when finished dining. The menu is impressive: a sprawling list of mostly meat and seafood dishes. You have to order by number, mostly because there are
so many menu items to choose from, but also because you’ll be hard-pressed to pronounce the dish’s native Vietnamese name correctly. For an appetizer, I ordered Súp m?ng cua (bamboo shoots and crabmeat soup) for $3.25. The complex soup had deep flavor, each bite with multiple levels of taste: first sweet, seconds later spicy and then sweet again. For the low price, the soup enveloped plentiful tender threads of succulent crabmeat in a light broth, enhanced with scallion and egg. We ended up ordering that night’s special, regardless of the fact that the waiter didn’t explain what the specials were – Bánh xèo, a Vietnamese pancake for $14.95. But this Vietnamese pancake is not the pancake you know and love. Instead, it’s made of rice flour, eggs, turmeric and water. The pancake is lightly fried, producing a golden brown crust, yellow from the turmeric. To eat, you take a piece of the pancake, wrap it in lettuce leaves along with some fresh herbs and dip it in an accompanying sauce. This particular pancake was stuffed with whole shrimp, pork, mung beans, bean sprouts,
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scallions, and served with fresh mint leaves, cucumbers and a sweet chili sauce for dipping. The idea of the dish was better than the passably tasty dish itself, but the sauce complemented the pork and shrimp nicely. When I tasted each component individually, I found the shrimp to be tough and the pork and pancake to be dry. The accompanying mint was delightfully fresh and unblemished. Some of the herb’s tough stem, however, was left on the leaf, which was unpleasant to eat. Vietnamese food combines five fundamental taste elements: spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet, and the second main dish — Cá Kho T?, Catfish in a Clay Pot for $8.95 — exemplified this. The clay pot retained heat and moisture and, along with the catfish’s high fat content, made the braised fish so tender it practically melted in my mouth. The key to the clay pot is the caramelized sugar, which created a sweet and pleasantly burnt-tasting sauce — sauce so good I could’ve eaten it by itself. Flavored with plenty of chili, this dish is not for those
scared of heat. The Cá Kho T? was served with rice, perfect for eating and soaking up the remaining sauce. If I hadn’t been so full, I’d have been apt to ask for another order. New Century Vietnamese also has a beer and wine list and an additional extensive beverage list, ranging from Vietnamese coffee to salted lime juice to your standard soda. Fret not, there are dessert selections, too. I had my eye on a pudding containing gingko nuts. Although I cannot gauge the authenticity of the food compared to other restaurants, most New Century Vietnamese diners were Vietnamese. For the price, New Century Vietnamese is a definite go-to. From the amiable service to the chopsticks they use — not the cheap take-out ones — the restaurant makes you feel comfortable from the get-go and in for a special and distinctive experience. You’re transported to Vietnam, well, at least for the few minutes it takes to scrape your bowl clean. email@example.com
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a junior center with the Cardinals, Dieng has gained strength and refined his offensive game to become one of the most indispensible players on the No. 1 team in the country, which will play No. 6 Syracuse Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. Though his offensive contributions are increasing, Dieng still relishes the dirty work on the defensive end of the floor that got him to where he is today. Since he started playing basketball, Dieng’s role has been straightforward: rebound the ball, score when it’s available and make life difficult for anyone trying to convert around the rim. That’s exactly what Fulford got when he recruited Dieng to Huntington Prep. Dieng learned basketball during his time at SEEDS Academy. Dieng earned a spot on Team Senegal in the 2009 Nike Global Challenge in Oregon, where Fulford heard about his talent
“Even coming off a month layoff he’s still a lot better than what we have at that position mainly because he communicates so well.” Rick Pitino
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from contacts covering the event. “He was a big time shot blocker and rebounder,” Fulford said. “His timing was very good and he had a knack for the ball.” Dieng channeled those skills into 15.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and a staggering 7.2 blocks per game in his senior year at Huntington Prep. For his teammates, Dieng’s presence under the basket was reassuring. He was always the last line of protection to cover for their mistakes. “You could tell right away that defense was going to be his thing because he was so athletic,” said Tyrel Edwards, Dieng’s Huntington Prep teammate. “As a forward, you always knew if your man got by you, he’d be around the basket to help out by making guys change shots or just getting a block.” Dieng kept protecting the basket when he got to Louisville. As a freshman, he ranked third in the Big East with 1.9 blocks per game. Dieng improved on that mark during his sophomore year, leading the Big East in
blocks and finishing eighth nationally with 3.2 per game. Dieng directed a memorable onslaught against Michigan State’s offense in last season’s NCAA Tournament West Regional semifinal. He rejected seven shots as the Cardinals held the Spartans to 44 points in an upset victory to earn a trip the Elite Eight. “He was very disruptive. He pulled off some great blocked shots,” Michigan State forward Draymond Green said after that game on March 22. “That’s what he does. That’s his strength.” Dieng still wreaks havoc on opposing frontcourts in the post. His effect on the Cardinals was never more obvious than in the aftermath of a Nov. 23 victory over Missouri, when Dieng took a hard charge and fell to the ground, breaking his left wrist. He was initially ruled out for four to six weeks, as Louisville faced then-No. 5 Duke the day after Missouri. The Blue Devils won 76-71 in Dieng’s first game out. They out-blocked the Cardinals 6-1. It remains Louisville’s only loss of the season. Dieng missed seven games, working back into the lineup for a Dec. 29 game against instate rival Kentucky. Dieng’s timing was off because of his absence. He still labored with a slim cardinalred cast on his wrist. For Pitino, a flawed Dieng was more effective than his alternatives at center. “Even coming off a month layoff he’s still a lot better than what we have at that position mainly because he communicates so well,” Pitino said at a press conference before the Kentucky game. “He’s smarter than everybody. It’s not just the physical part, but he talks constantly. He tells people where to go. He picks up the scouting report perfectly.” Dieng only took four shots against Kentucky and found himself deep in foul trouble. Dieng made big plays, though, none more important than his ranging block on a 3-point attempt by Kentucky’s Archie Goodwin with one minute left in regulation as Louisville held on for an 80-77 victory. In his four games since, Dieng has asserted himself offensively. He has averaged 11.3 points (compared to a 9.2 average for the season), including a 16-point performance in a victory against Seton Hall Jan. 9. Even with the offensive explosiveness the Cardinals show in spurts, Louisville’s stifling defense has carried it for most of the season. The Cardinals boast the second-best turnover differential in the nation, thanks to the fast hands of guards Peyton Siva and Russ Smith. When opponents navigate their way through the swarming quickness of Louisville’s backcourt, they find themselves trying to overcome the bulked-up 6-foot-11, 245-pound Dieng.
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The crucial rebound and subsequent basket helped the Orange come away with a tight 84-80 victory over DePaul (13-5, 2-2 Big East) in front of 450 fans in the Carrier Dome Tuesday. The win, SU’s eighth in a row, moves Syracuse to 15-1 on the season, 3-0 in conference play heading into Saturday afternoon’s matchup with perennial powerhouse Connecticut. “Our team just keeps fighting,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We see that fight as we go into these games. They just
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continue to compete.” Before Tuesday night, the first seven games of Syracuse’s winning streak were all won by 13 points or more. Aside from close battles with future Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Georgia Tech and Virginia in November’s San Juan Shootout, the Orange hadn’t had a true down-to-the-wire test. That changed Tuesday. DePaul showed poise early on the road, taking advantage of SU’s soft perimeter defense to shoot 8-for-18 from 3-point range in the first half. DePaul’s fast-paced offensive attack kept the Orange on its heels as the Blue Demons led 46-40 at the break. Syracuse responded immediately after halftime with a 7-0 run, taking a 47-46 lead. But DePaul refused to go away. During the middle of the second half, many SU possessions lasted less than 15 seconds with players taking and
missing quick shots. DePaul took a 65-59 lead with less than 10 minutes to play. “We got some open shots off initial catches,” Hillsman said. “They might not have been the shot that we wanted on that possession, but it’s tough to tell your team to not take open shots.” Despite the lack of experience in close games this season, SU has an abundance of veteran leadership, and it came through at the end. Along with critical plays by seniors Tyson-Thomas and Alexander down the stretch, junior Rachel Coffey stepped up with two free throws to put the Orange up 83-78 with 32 seconds left. After a DePaul basket made the score 83-80 with 16 seconds left, Tyson-Thomas was fouled and made it a two-possession game with a free throw with 10 seconds remaining. After going 2-for-6 from the line in the first half, the Orange responded with a 19-for-24 effort after the break. For the game, Alexander and Elashier Hall combined to go 11-for-14 from the line. “I think you just have to adjust when it’s close,” Coffey said. “Even in blowouts, you have to play like it’s close. …We’ve kind of all been in every situation.” With the win, the Orange has now tied the best start in program history, as well as its best Big East start. Syracuse’s only loss so far is to Temple, a 74-67 decision Dec. 2. It doesn’t get any easier for SU this weekend. Syracuse travels to No. 3 Connecticut, but the team is looking forward to the challenge. Coming off of a 30-point-blowout win over Georgetown Saturday, which snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Hoyas, the Orange showed Tuesday that it could come away with a narrow victory when things get tight. The poise under pressure should serve the team well down the stretch, Hillsman said. “They’re hard-nosed kids,” Hillsman said. “They play for a coach who just keeps pushing them and keeps pushing them, because I know the toughest team will always win. I give them a lot of credit, and I’m just really happy to be where we are right now.” email@example.com
allie berube | video editor PACHIS ROBERTS drives past DePaul guard Anna Martin toward the basket Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse earned a tough victory over the Blue Demons to extend its winning streak to eight games, but travel to No. 3 Connecticut Saturday.
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After strong 2012, Wardwell holds lead in goaltender rotation By Trevor Hass ASST. COPY EDITOR
John Desko spent the first half of the season searching for consistency in the net. Then-sophomores Matthew Lerman and Dominic Lamolinara flip-flopped back and forth during the first half of Syracuse’s schedule. The duo was reliable at times, but struggled at others. After Lamolinara surrendered 12 goals in a loss against an explosive Duke squad April 1, Desko decided to make yet another switch. He started then-freshman Bobby Wardwell, a highly coveted recruit out of Shenendehowa High
School (N.Y.). Wardwell closed the season with a 5-4 record and was named to the Big East AllTournament team. Desko calls the goalie battle “great competition,” though he said Wardwell is the No. 1 option heading into the 2013 season. “It’s good to be a little more settled in that position,” Desko said. “Last year we were trying to figure that whole thing out.” Wardwell wasn’t a solution for a team that failed to live up to its usual standards, though. He finished with a .525 save percentage, a mark higher than both Lerman’s and Lamolinara’s. Coming out of high school, Wardwell was ranked the Class of 2011’s No. 2 goalie by Inside Lacrosse, serving as a stone wall for Shenendehowa for five years. For a kid who idolized Syracuse lacrosse players in the 2000s, Wardwell’s decision on where to play college lacrosse was a no-brainer. “It’s what I’ve always dreamed about since I was a little kid,” Wardwell said. “I always wanted to play lacrosse at Syracuse.” While the excitement mounted and Wardwell eagerly awaited his opportunity, he ended up waiting longer than anticipated. On April 7, Desko decided to give the freshman a chance. “It was pretty nerve-wracking, but at the same time
I tried to focus on the opportunity and prove myself,” Wardwell said. “I was really nervous before the game, and the guys on the team did a great job of helping to calm me down and stuff and help me stay relaxed.” Wardwell brushed the nerves away in no time, igniting the Orange to a 10-9 win over then-No. 11 Princeton. The goalie made nine saves and responded with poise after surrendering four goals in the first period. Though Wardwell admits he was a bit nervous heading into the game, junior attack Derek Maltz didn’t get the same vibe. “Bobby doesn’t get nervous. Whether it’s practice, games … he doesn’t get nervous,” Maltz said. “He lets a goal in, he kind of brushes it off his shoulder and knows he’s going to make the next save.” As Wardwell grew more comfortable, he continued to shine for Syracuse, coming up with clutch saves in a closely contested win over Hobart. “He’s what I like to call a gamer,” Maltz said. “He goes out there and you know he’s making key saves for you in key moments. It was tough for him having to step in halfway through the season as a freshman and really getting acclimated to game
traditions and being under the lights, having to deal with the pressure. He’s a great player.” Wardwell’s performance reached a new pinnacle in the first-ever Big East tournament in which he carried SU to a conference championship. He tallied 19 saves and only let in nine goals combined in wins over Villanova and St. John’s. Despite bumps in the road against Cornell and Georgetown, the test run was an overall success. Desko said it’s “very comforting” to know that both Wardwell and Lamolinara now have game experience, and noted that competition is still back-and-forth, nothing is set in stone. But after showing his potential in the latter half of the 2012 season, and so far in practice, Wardwell is the No. 1 option for a team that experimented last year to find an answer. And with a year under his belt, Wardwell feels prepared to answer the call. “After being a freshman last year and coming in and having to learn the ropes and getting comfortable with everything,” Wardwell said, “… and juggling academics and lacrosse and all that stuff, it’s been a lot easier the second time around.” firstname.lastname@example.org @TrevorHass
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demonstrated in each of our new hires.” While Marrone has given them all coveted jobs in the NFL, he’s left new Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer with a shell of a coaching staff. In the second half of the season, when Syracuse went 5-1 en route to a Pinstripe Bowl victory, Marrone and Hackett shifted some of the load from Ryan Nassib to the Orange’s running backs. Wheatley developed Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley into a formidable tandem. Syracuse’s rushing attack averaged 187 yards per game in 2012. Now Wheatley’s headed to Buffalo, too. Adkins had been Syracuse’s offensive line coach since 2009. He also worked with Marrone at Georgia in 2000. Adkins will be Marrone’s tight ends coach with the Bills. In each season Adkins spent with Syracuse, the offensive line paved the way for a 1,000yard rusher. Adkins was also Marrone’s recruiting coordinator for the Orange, and is widely known as a stud recruiter. “I think it’s just his doggedness to recruit is one thing, and then on top of that, more importantly, he’s personable and he gets along with the recruits and the families trust the recruits and all that stuff,” said Brian Dohn, a recruiting analyst for Scout.com. “Recruiting’s relationships and whether you can built a good bond and trust with kids, and that’s what he was able to do.” Henderson will be the Bills’ defensive backs coach, but the NFL is nothing new for Henderson. He was Syracuse’s defensive backs coach in 2012, but throughout the early 2000s, he coached some of the best defenses in the NFL.
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He was the assistant defensive backs coach for the Baltimore Ravens in 1999, and then the defensive backs coach from 2000-2003. During that span, the Ravens were second in the NFL with 88 interceptions. Henderson also developed Hall of Fame safeties Ron Woodson and Ed Reed. Henderson served as defensive coordinator for the New York Jets in 2004 and 2005 while Marrone was the Jets’ offensive line coach. In 2004, the Jets improved from 21st to seventh in the NFL in total defense. Henderson then spent a season as the defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions in 2006. He was a consultant for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2007, and then became the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive backs coach in 2008. He was also the secondary coach for the Arizona Cardinals in 2010 before spending one season in the same role at Southern University. Rebrovich spent the last two seasons as a defensive assistant for Syracuse. He’s joining Marrone as the Bills’ defensive quality control coach. With Syracuse’s coaching staff gutted, Shafer’s forced to build his staff practically from scratch. The lone holdovers are defensive line coach Tim Daoust, linebackers coach Steve Morrison and wide receivers coach Rob Moore. Shafer already hired Chuck Bullough to be his defensive coordinator. He will reportedly hire former Miami wide receivers coach George McDonald as his offensive coordinator and former Elmhurst head coach Tim Lester as his quarterbacks coach. “I’ll say this, every staff needs to have two or three guys who are really good recruiters, and who are like that,” Dohn said. “If Shafer can’t get guys like that, well then he’s not going to be successful because no coach is successful unless they can get guys that can recruit.” email@example.com @chris_iseman
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w o m e n ’s basketball
QUOTE OF THE DAY
SU downs Demons in gritty win
“And now their fans, they don’t have a place. They’re outsiders. They really are outsiders.”
By Kevin Prise
With just more than a minute left, Carmen Tyson-Thomas received the ball after an inbounds pass and dribbled SYRACUSE 84 down the DEPAUL 80 court as the shot clock wound down. With Syracuse clinging to a one-point lead, making the most of the possession was imperative. Forced into a hurried 3-point attempt just before the clock expired, Tyson-Thomas couldn’t get the shot to fall. But Kayla Alexander was well positioned to grab the rebound, leading to a second-chance bucket for Tyson-Thomas that expanded Syracuse’s lead to three.
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AT A GLANCE Check out photos and postgame video of Syracuse’s win over DePaul at dailyorange. com.
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Bills add 4 more from Syracuse
TWEET OF THE DAY @PatrickinLM It’s official...I loathe Doug Marrone for what he has done to Syracuse Football. The timing couldn’t be worse for these coaching moves
@ STAT OF THE DAY The record of Syracuse’s men’s and women’s basketball against teams other than Temple.
By Chris Iseman SPORTS EDITOR
photo courtesy of louisville media relations GORGUI DIENG established himself as one of the most dominant shot-blocking big men in the Big East. The junior center and Senegal native averaged 3.2 blocks per game last season, best in the conference.
CONTROL CENTER Cardinals offense thrives on big man’s court vision By Jacob Pramuk
hen Gorgui Dieng left Senegal, he was a wire-thin teenager who only knew a few words of English. He enrolled at the Huntington Prep School in West Virginia in 2009 – a 19-year-old with minimal basketball experience.
Dieng didn’t come to West Virginia with polished fundamentals. Instead, the 6-foot-11 center made his mark with length and awareness, developing into a defensive force in the middle of the Huntington Prep defense. “He was very raw and skinny,” Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford said. “But he had an extremely
high basketball IQ.” With his innate timing and awareness, Dieng swatted his way from the Sports For Education and Economic Development in Senegal (SEEDS) Academy, to Huntington Prep, and finally to a scholarship offer from Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. Now
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Doug Marrone’s coaching staff with the Buffalo Bills looks like Syracuse West. Marrone announced his full coaching staff Tuesday, and it includes four more former Orange coaches. In addition to offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who he hired for the Bills Jan. 10, he’s also bringing Tyrone Wheatley, Greg Adkins, Donnie Henderson and Jason Rebrovich. “I’m excited to announce the newest members of the Buffalo Bills coaching staff,” Marrone said in a statement on buffalobills.com. “When I began the hiring process for our staff, I sought after individuals that had a strong work ethic, passion for the game of football and experience which are all qualities
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