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Looking sharp Check out our pullout spread commemorating the Syracuse football team’s Dec. 30 win over Kansas State in the inaugural

New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The victory at Yankee Stadium marks the first bowl win for Syracuse since 2001, a homecoming for Bronx-born head coach Doug Marrone and the end of the Delone Carter era for the Orange. Pages 14-17

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SU football nets profit of $3.9 million By Jon Harris Asst. News Editor

What a difference a year can make. For the Syracuse University football program, it was a difference of nearly $4.7 million. A year after losing $834,377, the football program made a profit of about $3.9 million in 2009, according to the most recent report by the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics. In its first year under head coach Doug Marrone, the program reported $19,152,691 in revenue and $15,300,740 in expenses. There were two primary reasons that caused the shift in profit from 2008 to 2009, said Rob Edson, SU’s chief financial officer for athletics and senior associate athletic director. The main reason for the increased revenue was a decrease in staff expenses, he said. In 2008, SU paid

andrew renneisen | staff photographer mike sowan , day manager and bartender at DJ’s on the Hill, makes a drink at the newly opened bar. More than 200 patrons filled the bar to maximum capacity on Saturday. The bar opened in the former spot of Maggies Restaurant and Sports Bar, which closed in April 2009.

Sports bar opens in former Maggies location By Kathleen Ronayne Managing Editor

Marshall Street’s newest sports bar, DJ’s on the Hill, saw a successful opening weekend, reaching its capacity of 219 patrons on Saturday night. “It was fantastic, it was more than we even anticipated, especially

with kids gone,” said owner Dean Whittles. DJ’s opened Thursday night in the former location of Maggies Restaurant and Sports Bar. Regular hours are noon to 2 a.m., but the restaurant will open earlier on game days. Whittles and his staff said the restaurant

stands out on Marshall because of its unique, fresh menu items and a strict policy on IDing customers. Whittles has no connection to Maggies or its former owner. The bar is decorated with circular tables printed with basketballs and footballs and a long high table in

the center. Flat-screen televisions behind the bar and on the walls play sports all day, mainly college basketball in the winter season. A pool table and other game machines decorate the room, and there is a VIP lounge in the front corner with

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Students at Syracuse University and other institutions of higher education in New York state could benefit from the changes to the state government in Albany. “Higher education will be the key

economic driver,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his first State of the State address earlier this month. Cuomo, a Democrat, was inaugurated on Jan. 1, replacing former Gov. David Paterson. Cuomo was previously New York’s attorney general and is the son of former New

York Gov. Mario Cuomo. Another change in Albany is the legislature’s new composition since Republicans now control the Senate. An important question is how well Cuomo will be able to work with the GOP and what direction their cooperation will go in.

Day care to expand with alumnus gift By Laurence Leveille Asst. Copy Editor

In Cuomo’s first address to the state, he announced that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy would organize regional councils across the state that would be responsible for forging partnerships between universities and private businesses. Cuomo specifically

Syracuse University alumnus John Reilly III and his wife, Patty, have pledged $3.5 million toward the construction of a new day care and educational center on South Campus. The Jack Reilly Learning Campus for Child Care Excellence, named after the Reillys’ 13-month-old son who died in a California day care fire, will physically and programmatically connect the two day care centers on South Campus. “This has always been an idea in the making,” said Patty Reilly.

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Cuomo seeks to use higher education to create jobs, boost economy By Rebecca Shabad

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crime briefs Syracuse police arrested two allegedly intoxicated Syracuse University students at a disturbance outside Trexx Night Club early Saturday morning, according to a Syracuse police report. Niya Moulton and Rudiesha McCarthy, both juniors, shouted obscenities at officers who responded to disperse a crowd of 40 to 50 people at 12:24 a.m., according to the report. Moulton, who called the officers “racist pigs,” pulled away from an arresting officer, and McCarthy pulled the officer’s arm to stop the officer from arresting Moulton, according to the report. Two officers then grabbed McCarthy, who yelled “You mother f***ers are lucky I’m handcuffed. I have a knife in my purse, and I’ll stab all you mother f***ers,” according to the report. Police discovered a Dakota blackhandled folding knife on McCarthy, who was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Moulton, who had a blood alcohol content of .16, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to the report. • Syracuse police arrested a Murbro Parking employee in the parking lot of Marshall Square Mall on Saturday after the employee got into an argument with the company’s general manager, David Gross, according to a Syracuse police report. Gross approached the employee, Kelvin Cirino, about stealing money given to him by customers, according to the report. Cirino denied the accusation and told police he then threw a portable radio at Gross and punched him once in the face and twice in the head as Gross tried to walk away, according to the report. Cirino was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree harassment and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession with a weapon. Compiled by Michael Boren and Jon Harris, The Daily Orange, mcboren@syr.edu, jdharr04@syr.edu

bridget streeter | staff photographer Construction crews work on the Department of Public Safety Communications Center, which will create space for dispatch operations. Building in the courtyard between Lowe Art Gallery and Sims Hall began during Winter Break and is expected to continue until the summer.

Crews begin building DPS communications site By Breanne Van Nostrand Staff Writer

Excavation on the Sims Hall Department of Public Safety Communications Center began over Winter Break, joining a few other campus construction and maintenance projects. The construction will enhance and improve the communications center, allowing for five dispatchers,

a conference room and an office, said Michael Kearns, manager of DPS technology services, in an e-mail.  When finished, the center will utilize technological upgrades, including a wall of televisions for the campus-wide closed-circuit TV system and state-of-the-art communications technology with 24-hour generator backup, along with increased space for dispatch operations, according to

the DPS website. The area will be much more efficient for the responsibilities of the dispatchers, Kearns said. The dispatchers will have more space to work with after the construction is completed. The center is being built by the locally-owned Hayner Hoyt Corporation, the company that renovated Slocum Hall and constructed the

Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, according to the DPS website.  The structural outline of the communications center is scheduled for completion by March 2011. The communications center, set to be fully completed in the summer, is being built in the open courtyard space between Sims Hall and Lowe Art Gallery, said Jenn Horvath, pubsee construction page 6

Housing relocation options remain limited Chipotle Mexican Grill working to By George Clarke Staff Writer

As students return to campus for the spring semester, those looking to relocate will have to deal with few openings and wait for spaces to become available. The ability to accommodate whole-room requests has been difficult because whole-room vacancies do not happen in large numbers for the spring semester, said Sara Miller of SU News Services, in an email. Accommodating wholeroom requests will not be possible because of this, Miller said. Additionally, housing is also

dealing with students not moving out of current spaces until they return to campus for the spring semester, making spaces unavailable until after the first week of classes, Miller said. But students don’t need to worry about a housing shortage, she said. “There is no shortage, but students can always contact the housing office to speak with  someone (about) their  residential needs,” Miller said. One hundred and twelve students requested individual room changes, 84 requested group room changes and 51 completed pull-in

Housing relocation Students wishing to relocate could apply online beginning Nov. 22 and ending Feb. 1. Students can apply for the request through their MySlice accounts for group, individual or pull-in relocation spots. Changes in housing are unlikely, according to the application. requests, or direct room trades, Miller said. These numbers are about the same each spring, though study see housing page 14

open in April on Marshall Street By Michael Boren Asst. News Editor

Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to open a restaurant in April on Marshall Street in the former location of King David’s Restaurant, which served Middle Eastern cuisine on the Hill for 36 years. “As of now, the restaurant is looking like it will open in April, though that’s still far enough out that we won’t set a date for it, and it could slide, depending on how things progress,” Chipotle spokesman Chris

Arnold said in an e-mail. The opening on Marshall Street will mark the introduction of Chipotle’s second restaurant to the area. The first one opened on Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt, N.Y., last October. Known for its burritos and other Mexican food, Chipotle restaurants are typically open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the standard hours of the Coloradobased chain, Arnold said. Arnold would not provide the cost of construction for the new restau-

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ouse Republicans would be foolish to believe they were elected because Americans view the GOP in a positive light. They would also be misguided to advance a legislative agenda intended only to obstruct President Barack Obama and completely undo the past two years. But Republicans would be downright delusional if they fail to recognize a primary reason they were sent to Washington: repeal and replace the health care bill. Apparently the Republicans got the message. Wednesday, the House will vote on a two-page bill repealing the Democrat’s wildly unpopular health care overhaul. The American public has consistently opposed Obamacare in every major public opinion poll. A recent Gallup survey shows Americans favoring repeal by a 46-40 margin, including one-in-four Democrats. The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters has a remarkable 66 percent of independents supporting repeal. Despite Obamacare’s marked unpopularity, critics have derided Republicans for orchestrating what they view as a pointless political stunt. While most expect the repeal effort to easily pass through the House, it will face uphill odds in a more liberal Senate. Even with approval from

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voted for reagan the upper chamber, there’s a better chance of Jim Boeheim abandoning the zone defense than the president signing a bill repealing his signature legislative achievement. So what’s the point of even having a vote? At the very least, it is a strongly symbolic gesture forcing lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to once again put themselves on the record about health care. But perhaps more importantly, Wednesday’s vote is a critical first step for a party looking to provide a stark contrast to two years of unbridled liberalism. The GOP has pledged a singular focus on getting this country’s economic house in order. Makes sense. A nation $14 trillion in debt with a nearly 10 percent unemployment rate can best be described as a house in disarray. The Democrats’ response to the economic crisis was to hyperinflate the size and scope of government. November’s election was a revolt

against those policies, and Republicans have been granted a brief window of time to establish themselves as trustworthy leaders capable of governing like adults. Enough with the reckless, out-of-control spending. Enough with the unsustainable, unaffordable entitlement programs. While it is normally politically toxic to take on untouchables like Social Security and Medicare, the economic picture is so dire that Americans just may be prepared to make the necessary sacrifices. With numbers in the House not seen since 1946, the GOP will be able to propose legislation and demonstrate a commitment to responsible governance. In the last Congress, Democrats enjoyed massive supermajorities and were thus able to disregard the minority party — as well as public opinion. Republicans will not have that luxury. But they will be able to drive debate — and the importance of this cannot be understated. It all starts with repealing the Democrats’ health care bill. There is no better place to take a stand than with the prime example of government expansion forced down the throats of the American people. The repeal bill may not become law, but the foundation will be laid for Republicans to chip away at Obamacare piece by piece.

Yes, liberal lawmakers do have the power to kill Republican proposals in the Senate. And Obama has the power to employ the veto pen. But it would be unwise for Democrats to thumb their noses at the results of the last election. Surely they recognize the need to embrace significant aspects of the Republican platform — one that will place an emphasis on smaller government and pro-growth policies. In November, the American people handed down a vigorous repudiation of an overreaching liberal agenda. Republicans reaped the benefits by default. From now on, though, there will be no unearned victories. The GOP will be intensely scrutinized. No longer relegated as an impotent minority party, the days of throwing barbs from the sidelines are over. Wednesday will be the first step for a party looking to chart a new course after losing its way for the better part of a decade. Repealing a massive piece of unwelcome legislation is so much more than petty political theater. In order to regain the trust of the country, Republicans are simply exercising the will of the people. Imagine that. Jimmy Paul is a senior political science major. His column appears every Tuesday, and he can be reached at jdpaul01@syr.edu.

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Repeal of ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ aligns with SU’s ideals During Winter Break, lawmakers repealed the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which had kept openly gay and lesbian Americans from serving in the military. The repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on Dec. 22 is an important and necessary step in securing rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community across America and at Syracuse University. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has resulted in the discharge of tens of thousands of service members after their homosexuality or bisexu-

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ality was discovered. The law also applied to the thousands of young adults hoping to participate in ROTC in college. SU has prided itself on an open and welcome LGBT community. The restriction of open lesbians and gays from participating in Syracuse’s ROTC program is in direct conflict with the nondiscriminatory ideals of the university. Acting on behalf of SU, Chancellor Nancy Cantor came out in support of the repeal and signed a letter to Congress in May calling for an end to

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editorial by the daily orange editorial board the law. The repeal will create a new cohesiveness in university policies and beliefs, and further unite the campus on the issues of no tolerance for hate or discrimination. The repeal is far from the final hurdle for full inclusion on campus, in society at large or in the military. The repeal may undo mandated discrimination, but by no means does the repeal guarantee the end of

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homophobia on an individual basis. As more and more service members are open about their sexuality, ROTC and the military must have policies that protect their members from acts of violence. Though lawmakers feared discrimination might hurt camaraderie, the repeal and its consequences are necessary to make way for future legislation providing equal rights for gays and lesbians. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is still in place until a new law is researched, drafted and finalized. Without a strict timeline for this,

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lic information officer for DPS. The area was chosen because it was the closest available space to DPS’ existing location in the basement of Sims. The Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction is overseeing the budget and construction for the project, Horvath said. Creation of the center was needed because of space issues, Horvath said. DPS has been expanding since Tony Callisto became chief of DPS in 2007, she said. When Callisto was inducted, the number of officers was at about 50. Now there are almost 80 officers, and more administrative positions have been added. Horvath herself was hired in the last year. “We’re really cramped inside DPS,” Horvath said. Other construction projects that were set to occur over break included working on Bowne Hall public spaces, renovating Smith Hall for studio and office space, and renovating the basement in Lyman Hall, according to an article published by The Daily Orange on Dec. 8. brvannos@syr.edu

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rant, but he said the average development cost of a Chipotle is about $800,000. After about a year of back-and-forth talks, King David’s struck a final agreement nearly two months ago to lease the lower floor of the two-story building on Marshall Street to Chipotle, said Charlie Hatem, co-owner of King David’s. The Syracuse Common Council unanimously approved Chipotle’s proposal to replace King David’s on Nov. 8. King David’s served its last meals at lunchtime on Dec. 24 but plans to move upstairs above Chipotle. Hatem said he hopes to open the new location in March or April. The restaurant will keep its popular dishes, such as falafels, on the menu but will cut some items, especially those that take longer to prepare, Hatem said. The new restaurant will be a bit smaller and have more of a “Middle Eastern flare,” he said. “It’ll be more intimate, nicer view,” he said. “You got a great view of the campus.” King David’s has two other locations in Fayetteville and DeWitt. mcboren@syr.edu A previous version of this article appeared on dailyorange.com on Dec. 23.

What is Chipotle? Chipotle Mexican Grill is a fast food restaurant chain that first opened in 1993 in the Denver, Colo. area. Chipotle has tried to use local and organic products whenever possible since 2000. • 2000: Chipotle began using naturally raised pork. • 2002: The chain began using naturally raised chicken. Today, 100 percent of the chicken used is naturally raised. • 2004: Chipotle began using zero trans fat frying oil. • 2007: Over 60 percent of beef used in the restaurant was naturally raised. Today, over 85 percent of the beef is naturally raised. • 2010: 40 percent of the black beans used in Chipotle restaurants are certified organic. Source: chipotle.com


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“When visiting the campus, we never understood why there were two separate day cares on campus, and by uniting it all, we are very happy everything is united under one roof.” The Reillys have been working with the university since the early ’90s, advocating for the education of day care providers, parents and members of the community about child care safety. In 2007, the couple pledged $1.75 million for the Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education. The institute’s mission is to provide training for early childhood professionals on childhood safety, according to the College of Human Ecology website. The new center will serve as the physical building for the institute.

“It made sense that Syracuse University would be interested in this. The question was how to implement the plan.”

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Pledged $3.5 million to the creation of a new day care center at SU

The new construction will add 16,000 square feet to the Bernice M. Wright Child Development Laboratory School and the Early Education and Child Care Center and is expected to be 35,000 square feet total after construction is complete, according to a Dec. 16 SU News Services release. The additional space will expand existing space, such as storage areas, meeting rooms and office space, and create new functional space, including breast feeding areas and a parent piazza, said Michele Barrett, spokeswoman for the College of Human Ecology, in an e-mail.a It will also add space for community lectures and workshops, such as the Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture Series in Infant and Toddler Caregiving.

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It will include rooms for occupational, physical and speech therapy for children with developmental needs. It will triple the number of children and families served, from 60 to 180, according to the news release. Offering teachers more space and resources “to support the exceptional work they are doing with the children at SU is a very exciting opportunity,” Barrett said. A timetable has not been set for the construction of the new center, according to the Dec. 16 press release, but Munly Brown Studio will be meeting with campus and community members to discuss the design process of the new center. The center will combine programs at the two day cares, Barrett said. Inclusive education is currently offered for toddlers and preschool children at the Child Development Laboratory School, but the new center will offer inclusive education for infants. This will make SU’s child care program one of the first to offer inclusive education for infants, Barrett said. During the spring semester, six groups representing the Child Development Laboratory School, Early Education and Child Care Center and the College of Human Ecology will meet to make recommendations regarding the design of the building to ensure it meets current and future needs of children and the mission of the college, Barrett said. Each working group will focus on recommendations for specific topics, including parent and staff areas, shared areas, outdoor play areas, landscape rooms, classrooms, therapy rooms and parking. Although the Reillys are not heavily involved in the design process, they have reviewed the drawings and have provided some of their own suggestions, John said. He also said he and Patty have not seen the final design, so they do not know if their suggestions will be used. Their suggestions included a covering between the area where parents drop off their children and the building. Due to the weather in Syracuse, a covering could give parents a safe way to drop their children off at the day care without dealing with bad weather condi-

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tions, John said. The Reillys chose to work with SU for their project because of its involvement in Head Start, a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website. “It made sense that Syracuse University would be interested in this,” John said, “The question was how to implement the plan.” This is not the first time John, a 1969 undergraduate alumnus and 1970 graduate, and his wife have given to the school. In addition to the institute and the new center, the Reillys have also established the Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture Series in Infant and Toddler Caregiving and the Jack Reilly Professorship. The Quality Infant and Toddler Caregiving workshop has been offered through the institute since 2007. “We’re not obligated to do it, we did it because it’s something we really wanted to do,” said John. “It’s our legacy in life.” The $3.5 million the Reillys have pledged toward the construction of the new center is a portion of the $5 million the couple has agreed to contribute to the university toward the education of child care safety for members of the community. The gift will go toward The Campaign for Syracuse University, a campaign in which the university aims to raise $1 billion by the end of 2012. Although the couple has agreed to contribute $5 million to the university, the Reillys are average people who invest wisely and work hard, John said. “By the time we die, we’ll have the money,” he said. The money the Reillys have pledged thus far is not a gift of philanthropy but rather a legacy gift for their only son, who died in a day care fire in 1989, John said. “Giving money isn’t a legacy. You have to

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Who are John and Patty Reilly? The couple pledged $3.5 million in December to the construction of the Jack Reilly Learning Campus for Child Care Excellence, but this is not the first time alumnus John Reilly III and wife, Patty, have donated to the university. The center will house The Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education, established in 2007 and named in honor of the Reilly’s 13-month old son who died in a California day care fire. The couple also established the Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture Series in Infant and Toddler Caregiving in 2007 and the Jack Reilly Professorship, which began in fall 2009. give your full feeling and teach other people,” he said. “How you help them, that’s what’s important now. That’s why we’ve done it.” The Reillys main goal is to educate the whole community. They want to educate families on how to find a day care and providers for their children, Patty said. SU was open to the idea of including the community, she said. “That was something very important to us, and Syracuse is fulfilling its promises by doing this,” Patty said. “We can’t educate without all future educators in the world, without educating the family, the parents.” Although the Reillys began advocating for the well-being and safety of children shortly after they lost their son, their mission is not because of the tragedy they faced but because they want to do something good for the community, John said. John said: “We’ve decided to take a tragedy and turned it into something positive.” lgleveil@ syr.edu A previous version of this article appeared on dailyorange.com on Dec. 17.

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restaurant on Marshall Street offers 26 beers on tap DJ’s on the Hill owner Dean Whittles said his new restaurant stands out on Marshall Street because of the unique menu items and a firm policy on ID’ing customers. But that doesn’t mean the restaurant won’t offer a wide variety of beer. The bar has 26 beers on tap with prices floating around $8 to $10 per pitcher and $4 per glass, with special deals for certain types of beer. One such deal is a pitcher of Yuengling and 10 wings for $10. The bar also has a 2-for-1 deal on Tuesdays.

The 26 beers on tap, including seasonal beers: • Miller Lite • Keystone Light • Shock Top • Stella Artois • JW Dundeeís • Bud Light • Labatt Blue • Labatt Blue Light • Coors Light • Blue Moon • Molson • Long Trail Blackbeary Wheat • Long Trail Ale • Magic Hat #9

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leather couches. Patrons can order food from a window or be served. Bob Brown is DJ’s head cook. He owned his own pizza shop in Syracuse for 10 years before working at DJ’s. He makes everything fresh and brings in some different menu items, such

• Sam Adams Boston • Sam Adams Winter (seasonal) • Saranac • Cold Front • CascaZilla • Dogfish Head • Syracuse Pale • Bass • Yuengling • Sierra Nevada Pale • Paulaner • Guinness

as fried cheese curds and tater tots wrapped in bacon. He uses Grande cheese, which he calls the best cheese in the world. The pizza is New York style and ranges in price from $10.50 to $16. The menu also features pasta dinners, hot and cold subs, calzones, wings, salads and appetizers. There aren’t any burgers on the menu because students can find those anywhere, Brown said. The bar has 26 beers on tap. Prices hover around $8 to $10 a pitcher and $4 a glass, with special deals for certain beers. One deal is a pitcher of Yuengling and 10 wings for $10, and the bar has a 2-for-1 deal on Tuesdays. Most major glitches were worked out throughout a four-week opening preparation and a soft opening for friends and family on Wednesday night, said Mike Sowan, day manager and bartender. One problem they discovered during the Wednesday opening: no corkscrew. Whittles began the process of purchasing Maggies former property and securing proper restaurant licensing in April, he said. He is new to the restaurant business but owns three hair studios across Syracuse. Maggies closed and lost its liquor license after a raid in April 2009 by the Liquor Authority, Syracuse Police Department, the New York State Police and the Onondaga County Sher-

“We want to emphasize, emphasize, emphasize, we’re 21 and over. We are not the old Maggies.” Mike Sowan

Day manager and bartender at DJ’s on the Hill

andrew renneisen | staff photographer DJ’s on the Hill markets itself as a sports bar for the 21-and-older crowd only that will strictly check IDs. The bar offers customers 26 beers on tap and New York-style pizza. riff’s Office, according to an April 16 article in The Daily Orange. Police issued approximately 150 underage drinking citations during the raid, and four bartenders were arrested for serving alcohol to minors, according to an April 1 article in The Daily Orange. Whittles and his staff have a strict message for students: DJ’s is not a place for underage drinking. He plans to have four bouncers on any given weekend night, with state-of-the-art scanners that recognize licenses from all 50 states. Students under 21 cannot enter the bar after 3 p.m. Students did try to get in with fake IDs, but there were no major problems when people were turned away, Whittles said.

There is a possibility of setting up a takeout area for students under 21 at the entrance to the bar, said Sowan, the day manager and bartender. But Whittles and his staff stress their strictness in providing a safe environment for students over 21. They want 21-year-olds to have a place to drink without underage students, and they want to prevent a closing from another raid. “We want to emphasize, emphasize, emphasize we’re 21 and over,” Sowan said. “We are not the old Maggies.” kronayne@syr.edu A previous version of this article appeared on dailyorange.com on Dec. 29.

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named the public State University of New York system as playing a major role in this project, which is intended to create jobs and reinvigorate the state’s economy. It is unclear if private colleges will participate as well, but Walter Broadnax, a professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a member of Cuomo’s transition team, said he thinks the gov-

“We face a very large financial challenge in New York state. If he can lead us to where we’re able to meet that challenge in a reasonable way, that’s going to benefit everybody including private institutions.” Walter Broadnax

Professor of public administration at Ma x well and a member of Cuomo’s transition team

ernor is open to something that could reverse the budget deficits. “We face a very large financial challenge in New York state,” Broadnax said. “If he can lead us to where we’re able to meet that challenge in a reasonable way, that’s going to benefit everybody, including private institutions.” Jeff Stonecash, a political science professor at Maxwell is not as optimistic. Since Cuomo opposes a tax increase, he must make some cuts on school aid and aid to cities like Syracuse, Stonecash said. “The real issue is how badly will they be hurt,” Stonecash said. At the same time, Stonecash said, the administration has marked off million-dollar grants for SU’s off-campus initiatives, such as the Connective Corridor, which he thinks could be problematic. The Connective Corridor is a free Centro bus that connects SU with downtown Syracuse. “He will face a difficult public relations situation if there are grants that go forth for private universities while he’s cutting school aid, city aid, maybe cutting the amount of aid kids have to go to college and raising public tuition,” Stonecash said, referring to grants known as Bundy aid, or direct funding. Cuomo has been outspoken on education and an advocate for college students. In his final hours as attorney general, Cuomo announced he would take the $13 million in settlements from his investigation of fraud within

the student loan industry to help students, The New York Times reported on Dec. 31. Cuomo said a 24-hour call center and website would be set up to help simplify and clarify how students should pay for their college education. Funding students rather than universities themselves is more of a priority for some legislators. College students from New York lost financial aid from the Tuition Assistance Program after Gov. Paterson slashed 10 percent from it in the budget last year. “It makes the difference between some students attending colleges and graduating in four years and not attending in four years or not attending college at all,” said New York state

Sen. Toby Stavisky, who is the ranking Democrat and former chair of the Higher Education Committee. Private colleges don’t receive much Bundy aid anyway, Stavisky said. Cuomo is expected to present his budget proposal by Feb. 1. So far, his rhetoric seems to be “positive and friendly toward higher education,” said Kristi Andersen, a political science professor. “He’s positioning higher education as something you don’t want to cut funding from,” Andersen said, “because this is how we keep people in New York.” rdshabad@syr.edu

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Democrat Andrew Cuomo was inaugurated Jan. 1 as Governor, replacing David Paterson. But a new governor isn’t the only change for New York—Republicans now control the Senate in New York State 32-30. With a new governor and party in power, changes are expected for higher education, and in his State of the State address earlier this month, Cuomo said higher education would be “the key economic driver” for the state. • Cuomo plans to organize regional councils across the state to forge partnerships between universities and private businesses • Public State University of New York system will be playing a major role in Governor Cuomo’s project

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former head coach Greg Robinson $2,214,505, which included a $1 million buyout for not coaching the final season of his five-year contract and $1,095,987 in base compensation for coaching his fourth season. Because of the buyout, there was a period of time when SU’s athletic department was paying two coaches, Edson said, but that ended in 2009. The increased number of home games in 2009 meant more opportunities to generate revenue and fewer expenses toward traveling, Edson said. The team had eight home games and four road games in 2009, compared to six and six in 2008. Attendance at home games increased. The average attendance in 2009 was 39,043, an increase of 5,569 from 2008, giving them the eighth largest average attendance increase from the previous year among Division I Football Bowl Subdivision teams, according to the 2009 National College Football Attendance Report. More home dates and fewer transitional expenses were not the only reasons the football program saw a net revenue increase in 2009. There was a larger conference distribution of money in 2009 than in 2008, said John Paquette, associate commissioner of the Big East conference. All the Big East football teams share postseason revenue. The conference takes in the revenue from television and bowl deals, Edson said. The Big East comes up with a distribution system that the member schools all agree upon before money is paid out to each conference team, he said. There was a slight change in the allocation method in 2009, which allowed for a larger pay-

out than what SU received in 2008, Edson said. The SU football team went 4-8 last season in Marrone’s first year, an improvement over the 3-9 season Robinson led the Orange to in 2008. A winning program brings increased attendance, more concession and ticket sales, and opportunities to market the institution, which can lead to an increase in revenue, Edson said. “Our goal is, every year, for us to be able to increase the revenue regardless of wins and losses,” Edson said. “It’s what we need to do in order to support our program.” In 2008, SU’s loss of more than $830,000 put them in rare company among automatic-qualifying Bowl Championship Subdivision schools. Only four of the 66 BCS school programs lost money in 2008. The Orange was last in the Big East and ranked ahead of Duke University and Wake Forest University but behind the University of Connecticut. In 2009, the Orange ranked fourth, behind West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of South Florida. The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act is intended to make prospective students conscious of an institution’s commitment to providing reasonable athletic opportunities for men and women. All higher education institutions that participate in a federal student aid program are required to prepare an EADA report by Oct. 15. The U.S. Department of Education also uses a lot of the data in developing its own report for Congress on gender equity in collegiate athletics, said Sara Gast, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education.  “We don’t try to regulate it or anything like that,” Gast said. “We kind of use it as a common gathering ground. It’s self-reported, which would allow for institutions to take their data into their own hands.”

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The SU football program lost about $1 million in 2008, ranking last in the Big East and ahead of only Duke and Wake Forest out of the Bowl Championship Subdivision schools that lost money. Only four schools of the 66 automatic-qualifying BCS schools lost money. In 2009, the SU football program made almost $3.9 million, ranking fourth in the Big East behind West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of South Florida.

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Team Record: 3-9 Head Coach: Greg Robinson Revenue: $17,086,213 Expenses: $17,920,590 Total: -$834,377

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Team Record: 4-8 Head Coach: Doug Marrone Revenue: $19,152,691 Expenses: $15,300,740 Total: $3,851,951 Source: The Equity in Athletics 2008 and 2009 data reports, ope.ed.gov

“Our goal is every year for us to be able to increase the revenue regardless of wins and losses. It’s what we need to do in order to support our program.” Rob Edson

SU’s chief financial officer for athletics and senior associate director of athletics

Since the surveys are self-reported by the institution, accounting procedures may vary between schools, said Daryl Gross, SU’s athletic director. Additionally, SU has costs that other universities may not have. A state institution may be provided with police by the state, Edson said. SU, as a private institution, has to work with the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County to pay the cost for police services for home games, he said. Edson also said SU has to pay to play in the Carrier Dome, which is a unique expense among schools. “A lot of places, if they have their own facility on campus, they’re not paying to play there, but we do that,” he said. “It’s part of the university budget process, and that’s part of what we do.” Edson would not say how much SU pays to play in the Dome, but game-day expenses for football were $1,693,145 in 2009, according to the data report. With the EADA report, Edson said there’s nothing misleading when looking at SU. But problems could arise when trying to compare SU to another school’s EADA report because there are inconsistencies when schools categorize different expenses, he said. SU might consider something an athletic expense while other schools may not consider it an athletic expense, Edson said. Despite finishing the season at 8-5 following a 36-34 win versus Kansas State University in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30, Edson said he wasn’t ready to presume a larger profit for the football program in 2010. There are different factors to keep in mind every year when looking at revenue, he said, including home games. The Orange had fewer home games this year, which makes it difficult to assume a more profitable year. But Paquette, the Big East official, said the conference’s teams will likely make more money in 2010 than they did in 2009. “There’s generally an increase because of new bowl agreements,” he said. Bowl agreements, such the inaugural Pin-

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stripe Bowl and the Champs Sports Bowl, will help to increase the money paid to Big East member schools compared to 2009, Paquette said. West Virginia’s appearance in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 28 marked the first year the bowl was affiliated with the Big East. The bowl replaced the Gator Bowl on the conference’s bowl schedule. The increases from the bowl payout in the Champs Sports Bowl and the money given from the Bowl Championship Series will also help 2010 be more profitable than 2009 for Big East members, Paquette said. And that’s good news for SU’s athletic department. The football and men’s basketball programs were the only sports at SU with surplus revenues in 2009. The total revenue of all SU sports, excluding football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, was $8,408,178. The total expenses of those sports were $19,308,250, a loss of more than $10.9 million. The men’s basketball program brought in $18,309,470 in revenue in 2009 with a profit of more than $10.2 million. Together with the football program, the sports programs combined to make approximately $14.1 million in 2009. In the Equity in Athletics report, the SU athletic department reported balancing its budget at $49,342,459 for 2009. In 2008, SU also balanced its budget, reporting nearly $51 million in expenses and revenues. “The bottom line is that for us to be successful, football and basketball have to be successful,” Edson said. “Because we need them to not only cover their own expenses but to cover the expenses of the other sports who are unable to generate the revenue necessary to be able to support themselves.” jdharr04@syr.edu


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Love is a battlefield Study shows certain species of fish are attracted to winners of combat

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ooks aren’t everything. At least that’s the case with a certain species of South American fish, according to a study co-authored by Syracuse University scientist Jorge Luis Hurtado-Gonzales. The species of fish, Poecilia parae, are the focus of the study published Dec. 23 in BMC Evolutionary Biology. The study is the third in a series investigating Poecilia parae that have helped show the relationship between male mating methods and how predatory behavior has helped protect the Poecilia parae’s unique color variation. Poecilia parae sexually reproduce like guppies, and their young are born live. Males can be one of five hereditary colors — blue, yellow, red, parae, which is clear with a stripe-colored tail, and immaculata, which is a drab gray color similar to young females. The latest study found that although females prefer to mate with the red and yellow males, they will mate with the winner of finto-fin combat in most cases. The parae males were the winners of male-to-male combat in a significant number of cases and changed females’ initial mating preferences, said Hurtado-Gonzales, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of biology, in an e-mail interview. But it wasn’t the size of the parae that gave it victory over the other four variations of Poecilia parae, as body length was controlled in the study. The aggressiveness of the parae proved it was the most dominant male type, despite its unattractive coloration, Hurtado-Gonzales said. “In particular, this study combined with the previous ones suggests that all males have a different way to achieve mating success and, therefore, remain represented in the population over time,” said Hurtado-Gonzales. The immaculata, the smallest male and least preferred

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by females, does not rely on muscle to mate with females. It instead uses its sneakiness. The immaculata has a plain color that gives it camouflage, allowing it to secretly mate with females while the red males are busy trying to gain the females’ affection, Hurtado-Gonzales discovered in a 2009 study published in the journal Animal Behavior, the first study in the series on Poecilia parae. But females will mate with several males, which starts a race to fertilize the female’s eggs among the males. The immaculatas have become a frequent winner in this race by developing larger testes that allow them to produce more sperm, giving them a post-mating advantage to fertilize the female’s eggs before their male competitors, Hurtado-Gonzales said. Together with the parae, the immaculata males are the most abundant in the total Poecilia parae population, even though the females prefer to mate with the red and yellow males. “If one male is constantly losing their reproductive success to others, that type of male will likely disappear from the population while the most successful ones perpetuate their presence,” he said. To finalize the first stage of his studies on Poecilia parae, Hurtado-Gonzales will be putting out another study that aims to understand how the color patterns of males are perceived by females and predators in unpredictable natural backgrounds. The second stage of his research will try to unravel the role of post-mating sexual selection in determining the outcome of males and females in relation to mating success, he said. Hurtado-Gonzales said his findings have significance in the area of genetic variation, as scientists are still trying to understand the patterns that originate and maintain genetic diversity. “Evolution is a dynamic process, and we hear of species going extinct and others arising,” he said. “The significance of documenting genetic variation could well help to predict the responses that organisms may have under sudden events disrupting their natural cycles.” jdharr04@syr.edu


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abroad programs and graduation can slightly increase the number of available rooms, she said. At the start of the fall semester, SU had to convert lounge and study spaces in residence halls to accommodate for an unexpect-

“Some of it is having some patience. We’ll have to make sure that we’re rolling our sleeves up and doing the work that we do for students.” Terra Peckskamp

director of su office of residence life

edly large incoming class. The housing situation is hoped to improve in the future with additional housing being built. The construction of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Centennial Hall housing facility will satisfy some of the demand of an unusually large freshman class, but students will remain in converted lounge spaces, according to a Dec. 9 article in The Daily Orange. Starting in October and November, Terra Peckskamp, director of the SU Office of Residence Life, realized that vacancies would be sparse. She said room changes have never been guaranteed at SU. “Some of it is having some patience,” Peckskamp said. “We’ll have to make sure that we’re rolling our sleeves up and doing the work that we do for students.” Since SU requires first- and second-year students to live in campus housing, the university cannot deny those students housing.

As a result, lounges have been converted into rooms, Peckskamp said. SU has previously converted rooms at the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center for student housing while waiting for demand to be met. She said the construction of the Ernie Davis residence hall, which was completed in 2009, has helped make room for students. “We’re not so far off that we’re turning students away,” she said. Much of ORL’s work is helping students adjust to their current living arrangements before committing to a move, Peckskamp said. But with students living in lounges, it has made it difficult for resident advisers to hold meetings, although creative RAs have been able to adjust, Peckskamp said. “We make it livable, we make it manageable,” Peckskamp said, “and if it’s a situation where somebody needs to move, we try to make sure that process goes as smoothly as possible.” geclarke@ syr.edu

a look at housing nationally Housing has been tight this year at SU because of an unexpectedly large freshmen class. SU, however, is not the only university experiencing housing problems. • Clemson University students are experiencing similar problems to SU and were forced to reopen Clemson House, an area normally reserved for upperclassmen, as a freshman dormitory, according to an article published Nov. 19 in the student newspaper, The Tiger. • The University of Iowa is dealing with overcrowding by converting family housing back to a residence hall and leasing a section of a privately-owned apartment complex. The university expects demands for housing to remain high for the 2011-2012 academic year, according to an Aug. 13 UI news release. • The University of Arkansas had to reopen several dorms that had not been used in years to try to accommodate record enrollment numbers, adding class sections and trying to increase classroom availability, according to an article published July 19 by Arkansas News. - Compiled by Meghin Delaney, asst. news editor, medelane@syr.edu

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Syracuse holds off Kansas State to win first bowl game since 2001 By Brett LoGiurato

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EW YORK — Nathaniel Hackett saw something click in Marcus Sales four weeks ago in practice. Something changed in his work ethic and preparation. And when he saw Sales standing in the end zone for the third time on the day, with 7:53 remaining, it was clear something did click. After a season in which the junior wide receiver scored just one touchdown, Sales tripled his scoring output in one game. “It feels real good,” Sales said. “Finally I got a chance, and I just made the plays when they counted.” Behind a strong rushing attack led by Delone Carter and a big-play passing attack led by Sales, the offensive play-caller Hackett and head coach Doug Marrone’s offense opened up Thursday. In a wild inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium in front of 38,274, Syracuse (8-5, 4-3 Big East) was able to keep up and win a 36-34 shootout over Kansas State (7-6, 3-5 Big 12). The win gave SU its first bowl victory since the 2001 Insight. com Bowl — also against Kansas State. “They made a young kid from the Bronx’s dream come true,” Marrone said of his players while accepting the Pinstripe Bowl trophy. “And win this trophy at Yankee Stadium!” The Orange defense bent but did not break late in the fourth quarter, which sealed the victory. With 1:13 remaining, KSU quarterback Carson Coffman tossed a 30-yard touchdown strike to Adrian Hilburn, who flashed a celebratory salute

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Carter carries SU en route to Pinstripe MVP By Tony Olivero DEVELOPMENT EDITOR

NEW YORK –– With Rob Long on his back for all 60 yards, Delone Carter hit the “A” gap. Finally. Just like Long — Carter’s former roommate and the Syracuse punter who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor on Dec. 20 — was all night for Carter’s career-high 198 total yards. “He came up to me after the game, and he said he ran with me on his back,” said Long, who couldn’t play in his and Carter’s final collegiate game due to recent surgery to remove the cancer. “I know it didn’t look like it when you rush for 200 yards like that.” For the first time all year, Carter hit that “A” gap through the SU offensive line. It sent his running backs coach, Tyrone Wheatley, into a euphoric episode. Wheatley’s screams startled SU offensive play-caller Nathaniel Hackett on his headset. It came with 4:49 remaining in SU’s 36-34 Pinstripe Bowl victory and Carter’s collegiate career. With Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park the sole focus through his facemask, Carter carried a friend on his back. He didn’t only carry Long in this game, though. He carried the entire SU team. His career day saw him pass Larry Csonka on the all-time SU rushing list. Carter fi nished his career with 3,104 rushing yards, good enough for third in SU history. He fi nished his fi nal season with 1,233 yards with his 198-yard effort on the day, earning Pinstripe Bowl MVP honors. He didn’t literally carry Long and the rest of the Orange, of course. But Carter could sense it. He accepted the duty of playing the role of the bull. And Long provided the inspiration. Carter ran with it. “It wasn’t just one run, the whole game I ran hard,” Carter said. “And I know Rob wishes he could have been out there. I felt him out there with us.” He could feel Long. Not only on the 60-yard scamper to paydirt, which propelled Syracuse to the deciding field goal in the thrilling victory. But also on each of his MVP-garnering 27 carries and two touchdowns, averaging 7.3 yards per touch.

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after scoring. The officials issued a personal foul for excessive celebration. Down by two, the Wildcats couldn’t convert the two-point conversion from 17 yards out. When asked about the penalty after the game, Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder paused four seconds before he said, “I can’t comment on that.” Though the Syracuse defense ultimately preserved the win, it was SU’s offense that uncharacteristically brought the team to that point. Carter and the combination of quarterback Ryan Nassib and Sales carried Syracuse throughout the game. Twenty-seven carries, a career-high 198 yards and two touchdowns for the senior running back Carter in his swan song for the Orange.

photos by nate shron | staff photographer DELONE CARTER is surrounded by media following Syracuse’s win over Kansas State in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Carter deserved the face-time on the JumboTron following a career-best performance of 198 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The season was a final chance for Carter at redemption after allegedly assaulting a fellow Syracuse student last March. The suspension forced Carter to remove himself from what Hackett described as “Carter’s family,” the SU football team, all summer. But Carter returned stronger, with what Hackett described as a “better mind.” The final game at Yankee Stadium was the perfect curtain call for Carter’s second chance. He was the MVP. The hero. The 5-foot-10, 215pound back from Akron bulldozing Kansas State’s defense. In his last stand, he tied one of all-time great Jim Brown’s SU marks (career 100-yard games) and surpassed another (career rushing touchdowns). And he was the MVP in front of his mother, April Carter-White, and his little cousin Taliyah, who both made the trek from Akron despite the past week’s horrid weather. Carter’s mother and cousin cherished the opportunity to treasure the MVP trophy with Carter after the game — a trophy Carter’s fellow SU running back Antwon Bailey said had to be Carter’s. There was no other option after a performance of this magnitude. Even if SU wide

receiver Marcus Sales hauled in three touchdowns for 172 yards in a breakout performance. “Not even close,” Bailey said when asked if Carter warranted the MVP. “Marcus had a good game, but when you take in consideration everything, Delone deserves it.” Carter deserved a lot as the main weapon in SU’s season-high 498 total yards of offense. But he also said he felt a lot on this night. Not just the presence and will of Long running as a part of him. There was the feeling of his stepfather, Robert White, and his grandmother, Naomi Carter, watching at home. The feeling of need to call his 3-year-old son, Caden, as soon as he finished speaking with reporters. The feeling of Carter perhaps creeping into the third round of the NFL Draft. Fellow SU senior Derrell Smith said Carter “certainly did” improve his draft stock. Paramount, though, was the feeling of fate, as Carter carried Syracuse to his Promised Land. “I felt like it was meant to be,” Carter said. “And I went out, and it happened.”

Five catches, 172 yards and three touchdowns all added up to a career game for the once-forgotten Sales. Nassib was happy to feed him the ball, as 172 of Nassib’s 239 passing yards and all three of his touchdowns went to Sales. Marrone singled Sales out in Wednesday’s pre-Pinstripe Bowl meeting with his team, reflecting upon the progress he saw in Sales. “I pointed out Marcus Sales and how well he’s worked and the practices he’s had,” Marrone said of that meeting. “And he came out and had a big game.” An SU offense that had only one play that went more than 50 yards all year long would double that total Thursday. The first of those plays came late in the first quarter. The Orange marched close to the 50-yard line, Hackett’s target point to open up the offense. And as Hackett looked at the KSU coverage, he knew the safety would bite.

So as Antwon Bailey ran up the middle for what looked like a simple, straight-ahead running play, Hackett broke out the trickery. Bailey flung the ball back to Nassib on a flea-flicker, and Nassib hung a perfect spiraling throw 52 yards to Sales to tie the game at 7-7. “We practiced it all week,” Sales said. “I knew it had a chance to come to me when the safety came down. So I just put my head down and ran and looked for the ball when it came. And I caught it.” Behind another long Sales touchdown catch — this time from 36 yards out — SU went into the half tied at 14-14. The second half quickly turned into a shootout, with Syracuse and Kansas State trading offensive blows. Carter barreled in for two touchdowns, but the Wildcats answered with two touchdown scores of their own. The Orange found itself trailing by a point with 11 minutes left when Sales’ number was

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called again on the game-changing drive. First, he caught a crucial 18-yard pass to extend Syracuse’s drive on third down. And his second act came with the Orange on the KSU 44-yard line. Sales’ defender slipped, setting him wide open down the field, and Nassib found him again for the long touchdown score that gave SU the lead for good. The receiver who wasn’t on the depth chart at the beginning of SU’s season carried the team and program to its biggest victory in a decade. Flashing an uncharacteristic grin that was reminiscent of the boy from the Bronx, Marrone thought it was a fitting resemblance for where his program has come in just two short years. “It’s about creating challenges and goals for your players,” Marrone said. “And they responded.” bplogiur@syr.edu A previous version of this article appeared on dailyorange.com on Dec. 30.


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Controversial penalty spurns gametying opportunity for Kansas State By Brett LoGiurato SPORTS EDITOR

NEW YORK — As Adrian Hilburn sped forward — 30 yards into the end zone with just more than a minute remaining in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl — the emotion of the moment took over. All Kansas State needed was a two-point conversion to tie the game at 36-36. One final comeback in a game throughout which the Wildcats and Orange traded offensive scores. And because of all that, Hilburn got caught up in the moment and flashed a military salute toward the crowd. That simple salute doomed KSU’s comeback chances. “I was just saluting,” Hilburn said. “That’s something you do out of respect for your teammates or your fans, you know.” Hilburn’s salute drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that moved the Wildcats back from the 3-yard line to the 18. It was a controversial call that drew a strong reaction from Kansas State. After the penalty, Carson Coffman’s subsequent pass attempt was incomplete. And Syracuse went on to run out the rest of the clock in the victory formation to close out a 36-34 win in Yankee Stadium. In a statement to a pool of reporters after the game, referee Todd Geerlings cited Rule 9-2-1d as cause for the penalty, which states that a penalty is called for “any delayed, excessive, prolonged or choreographed act by which a player attempts to focus attention on himself (or themselves).” “It was the salute,” Geerlings added in the statement, “which was the judgment of the call-

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Marcus Sales After a season full of ups and downs, Sales came through for the Orange and helped SU keep up in a shootout victory. With usual suspects Alec Lemon and Van Chew not having much of an effect in the pass game, Sales finished the day with five catches for 172 yards and three touchdowns.

ing officials, which were the head linesman and the back judge. Two officials threw the flag, both judged it to be drawing attention to themselves, and that’s what the flag was for.” But Hilburn didn’t accept the explanation, saying he was “devastated.” He said he saw Syracuse players Delone Carter and Marcus Sales similarly celebrate after their own touchdowns. “I saw our opponent throw up diamond signs after they score a touchdown, and I give a salute,” he said. “What’s that? … It hurts. I know we’re kind of on their turf and maybe I shouldn’t have done that, but I still don’t think that was a good call.” As soon as he gave the salute, Hilburn said he heard the official tell him, “Wrong choice, buddy.” “And then I see the flag,” Hilburn said, “and I’m like, ‘Oh, really? For that?’” It didn’t take long for the issue to be brought up with Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder after the game, either. After pausing four seconds, Snyder said he couldn’t comment on the call. Snyder did say that the official gave him an explanation as to why the flag was thrown. “The young man (Hilburn) did something to call attention to himself,” Snyder said. “I concur with the rule in regards to the intent of the rule. I concur with that.” SU head coach Doug Marrone was also asked about the call in his postgame press conference. He said he did not see the salute, turning his attention immediately to the two-point conversion after he saw Hilburn score.

Doug Marrone Other than a BCS bowl, this was probably the perfect way to cap off a season that turned around a half-decade of losing in the Syracuse football program. In his home borough of the Bronx in Yankee Stadium, Marrone held up the Pinstripe Bowl trophy in front of a mostly pro-SU crowd.

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SU defense A game that was expected to be low scoring turned into the exact opposite, with both offenses imposing their wills on the oppos-

nate shron | staff photographer MARCUS SALES celebrates one of his three touchdowns in the Pinstripe Bowl. A later touchdown celebration by KSU’s Adrian Hilburn resulted in a 15-yard personal foul. “I didn’t even see it,” Marrone said. “I really didn’t. My mind was going on to the second play, making sure the defense was getting ready for it.” And Sales said it’s difficult to keep emotions in check after a touchdown score. The wide receiver threw up a diamond sign after his first score, a 52-yard touchdown in the first quarter. “When you get a touchdown,” Sales said, “it’s difficult for everybody to hold their emotions in.” Hilburn said he had done similar salute celebrations during his four-year career at Kansas

ing team’s defense. SU’s top-five defense gave up 379 total yards and 34 points.

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Delone Carter Carter finished the season in exactly the same role he played all year: the workhorse. The senior running back carried the ball 27 times against Kansas State for a career-high 198 yards and two touchdowns, en route to winning the game’s MVP award. Late in the fourth quarter, he sliced through the Wildcat defense for a 60-yard run that helped set up a crucial field goal.

State. Never, he said, had he been penalized for doing so. For Hilburn, it was a devastating end to his career. And it’s one he thought probably shouldn’t have happened. “It hurts,” he said. “I blame myself for it. I shouldn’t have done it. But at the same time, it was emotional for me. We were down. All we had to do was score the (two-point conversion), and I guess my emotions just took over me. That’s what happened.” bplogiur@syr.edu A previous version of this article appeared on dailyorange.com on Dec. 30.

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Adrian Hilburn Hilburn scampered into the end zone with 1:13 remaining to pull Kansas State within two when he saluted the crowd behind the visitor’s dugout. He was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that made a two-point conversion from the 17-yard line near impossible. The ensuing pass fell incomplete, and SU held on for the win.


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Delone Carter breaks through the right side of his offensive line and races away from the Kansas State defense for a 60-yard run. Four plays later, SU kicker Ross Krautman nails a 39-yard field goal that proved to be the winning score.

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EW YORK — Just four months ago, this was a difficult outcome to envision. Syracuse had won just 14 games in the past five seasons, with no more than four wins in any single season. There simply wasn’t enough evidence to suggest a dramatic turnaround in the head coach’s second season after returning to his alma mater. Several key players exited during the offseason. Running back Delone Carter’s status was in limbo while dealing with off-the-field issues up until August. Heading into Week 1, Syracuse was a team high on question marks and low on scholarship players. But then again, few actually saw what was brewing behind the curtain. Though Syracuse collected just four wins a season ago, a foundation was established for SU to return to prominence. Off the field, players’ ways of living were dramatically changing. On it, a winning culture was being established. And after two years of tirelessly molding and shaping the program, head coach Doug Marrone’s efforts culminated in a 36-34 win over Kansas State Thursday in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Picked to finish seventh in an eight-team Big East in the preseason, a bowl victory is a far cry from SU’s projected outcome when the season began.

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goin’ hog wild This rapid turnaround — faster than anyone expected — happened because of Marrone’s endless work toward a program-changing win. A program-changing win that happened Thursday. The scene Thursday was much different than the season finale of each of the previous eight seasons — eight seasons that ended without a bowl win to celebrate. Players who had been a part of the two-win season just three years ago were now celebrating in the mounds of snow that had accumulated in New York City earlier in the week. The architect of the role reversal, Marrone, was doused with a Gatorade bucket. Getting to this point, from just four wins a year ago, took a group effort. With nothing to lose, the players collectively took Marrone at his word and welcomed his no-nonsense approach to coaching, both on and off the field. For senior linebacker Doug Hogue, that was the key to everything this season and beyond.

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“It’s simple,” Hogue said. “We bought in.” Once the players bought in, things began to take shape. Priorities were put into place, and the results began to show. Hogue was scheduled to be at Big East Media Day in Newport, R.I., in August, but he stayed behind in Syracuse to fulfill an academic commitment. Marrone applauded that and established offthe-field commitment as equally important as the gradual successes on the field. “We talk about accountability, we talk about core values,” Marrone said. “We’ve won a lot of battles off the field, but now we are starting to win them on the field.” When Syracuse put away Akron, 29-3, on Sept. 4, Carter declared, “This is a different team.” The change in culture changed the approach — the attitude — to the season for SU, and each week, the Orange fought to keep that hope alive. Tough losses along the way, Marrone’s vision remained in the minds of his players as they constantly held each other accountable. Marrone said after Thursday’s game that his players thank him all the time for instilling these values in them. Ultimately, it became the responsibility of the players to keep each other in check, and that, they say, made all the difference in performance and consistency. Because Marrone

can’t be there all the time to monitor individual players, he put the duty back on them. He gave them some responsibility. He challenged them to challenge each other. “In the preseason we knew this was attainable,” senior linebacker Derrell Smith said. “We knew we could be a special team if we would just come together, be accountable, and that is what we did.” Even this week, amid the bright lights and weeklong festivities leading up to the game, the players kept each other focused. That’s what they credit for what was arguably SU’s biggest victory in nearly a decade. Now the bar has been set even higher for future seasons. Smith said that 10 and 20 years from now, he wants this squad to be remembered as the one that brought Syracuse back. The one that took that giant first step. “There was a lot of emotion built up because we worked so hard for this,” Smith said. “Just the simple fact that we obtained this goal was something special. It’s something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.” Andrew L. John is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at aljohn@syr.edu. A previous version of this column appeared on dailyorange.com on Dec. 30.


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What are you most looking forward to this semester?

“The snow, to be frank. There is no snow in India. That’s where I’m from.”

“A fresh start, new classes — I really want to get involved more. And I’m looking forward to MayFest.”

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Verizon, AT&T provide alternate iPhone features JESSICA SMITH

Foot in the

door Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy takes one step toward military equality

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ob Smith remembers feeling isolated during his service in the U.S. Army on tours in Iraq and Kuwait. Being invited out for a drink by other male soldiers was particularly difficult as a gay man, he said. “I was very young when I was in the military when most people were in college and finding themselves,” said Smith, a Syracuse University alumnus and freelance writer. “I was figuring out my sexuality under the backdrop of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’” After leaving the military, Smith came out while at SU. He then participated in rallies against the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, including one in which he chained himself to the gate in front of the White House. Approximately two months later, he attended the ceremony hosted by the Department of the Interior announcing the repeal of the law. “I met President (Barack) Obama, got to shake his hand,” he said. “It was a great experience, one that I won’t forget.” The policy was repealed on Dec. 22 after being enforced since 1993. Though the repeal has been approved, there are still some steps to take until the effects can be seen. The repeal will be finalized after Obama, Robert Gates, who is the Secretary of Defense, and Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,

collaborate and make sure the policy will not affect the ability of military groups to deploy at any time. After an agreement is reached, there will be a 60-day period before the repeal is official. Until it is finalized, members of military groups still abide by the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The repeal will affect military recruiting groups on college campuses, such as ROTC. Though there has been tension between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups at SU and ROTC in the past, the recent repeal may not have an immediate effect. Thomas Keck, a political science professor and former member of the University Senate’s LGBT Concerns Committee, said the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has previously created conflicts on campus. Because the statute restricts openly LGBT people to serve in the military and may kick out members believed to be LGBT, it conflicts with SU’s nondiscriminatory policy. “The university is sponsoring organizations themselves that are not open to all of the student groups on campus,” Keck said. Chancellor Nancy Cantor represented SU and signed a joint letter to Congress asking for a repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in May, according to an article written by the Cornell University Chronicle. In March 2005, the Student Association approved a bill stating that the organization wanted military recruiters out of residence and dining halls because of the potential disSEE DADT PAGE 22

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erizon users, rejoice! Unless you live under a rock, you know the cause for celebration — but in the off chance you don’t, here’s the lowdown. As announced by Verizon at a New York City press conference on Jan. 11, the iPhone has at long last broken its marathon of monogamy with the AT&T network and will acquire an additional carrier in Verizon. Whoever said polygamy was unnatural never knew the woes consequent of the iPhone/ AT&T exclusivity contract. This shift comes after years of excessive clamoring on the part of Verizon users for an additional iPhone carrier. Now that their prayers have been answered, smart phone zealots are left wondering what exactly will differentiate the Verizon iPhone from its AT&T counterpart. While the cosmetic features of the phone will, by and large, undergo this transition relatively untouched, the functional compositions will vary greatly. One of the most profound differences between the Verizon and AT&T versions will be the actual technology that makes the phone tick. Current iPhone users on the AT&T network have UMTS/GSM (universal mobile telecommunications system created on the global system for mobile communications standards) technology revving under the hood. The new Verizon iPhone will be working off of CDMA (code division multiple access) technology. These technologies that enable the phone to connect to its respective data networks are markedly different in conceptualization and execution, but will only visibly affect the end user in a few aspects. The biggest difference may be multitasking. Care to browse the Web while your great aunt talks your ear off? If you’re on the Verizon network, too bad — you may very well die of boredom because, based on CDMA standards, once the phone is engaged in a call, there is no data usage whatsoever. Like having a car with an amazing sound system that does not work while you’re driving, it’s not a trait that will ruin the overall experience, but will definitely put a damper on the ride. SEE SMITH PAGE 22


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nostalgia nook ‘90s POP GROUPS Backstreet Boy AJ McLean is in rehab for the third time. Nick Lachey’s lifetime achievement is his former marriage to Jessica Simpson. Justin Timberlake quit music to pursue acting endeavors. Scary Spice was knocked up by Eddie Murphy. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want: to rewind to the days of the good old ‘90s pop groups. How can we possibly forget the timeless music provided by groups such as the Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync, 98 Degrees and the Spice Girls? Whether you’re willing to admit it or not, we all know the words to many of their hits. Yes, the tunes were extremely catchy and cheesy — but there was substance. Those boy bands could woo anyone. More than “Baby, baby, baby, oh like baby, baby, no” ever could. Good job, Biebs. And with the influence of girl power, I learned important lessons. I mean, if you wanna be my lover, you’ve got to get with my friends. If you bug me, I’ll say goodbye. Couldn’t have said it better myself. These groups existed without hiding behind autotune. When it came down to it, they were all good singers. You marveled at JT’s dreamy voice and envied the fact that you could never quite hit that note that Baby Spice could. OK, maybe that’s just me. Also, one can’t forget the polished dance moves. The groups wowed us with their solid choreography while wearing almost identical outfits. They didn’t have to put on crazy costumes and push boundaries to gain attention. Just saying, Lady Gaga. We’re lucky to have witnessed these talented performers. Unfortunately, all things must come to an end. So it’s time to say bye, bye, bye. But for me, it ain’t nothing but a heartache. — Compiled by Colleen Bidwill, asst. feature editor, cabidwil@syr.edu

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crimination, according to an article published in The Daily Orange. Keck said he was not aware of the current relationship between LGBT groups and ROTC. A representative from the LGBT Resource Center was unavailable for comment. Lt. Col. Ray Bowen of SU’s Air Force ROTC said in an e-mail, “The United States military, regardless of service, has always been comprised of many very patriotic men and women who have professionally implemented and/or followed the guidance and/or policies issued to them. The recent change in ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ guidance and/or policy will be no different.” Paula Johnson, a law professor at SU, is a part of a national organization that is trying to speed up the process to finalize the law. The Society of American Law Teachers, the group with which Johnson is involved, acted as one of the plaintiffs in a U.S. Supreme Court case, FAIR v. Rumsfeld, debating the constitutionality of the law on college campuses. Though the group won in U.S. District Court, it lost the case in the Supreme Court. Johnson said this case was a step forward in the legal processes with the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Johnson said if students wanted to participate in ROTC or similar military programs, they would not be able to be open about their sexuality until the repeal is finalized. She said there is still a lack of legal protection for LGBT students interested in joining the military. Johnson said she hopes the official repeal will come soon. She cited the recent change in Congress as a potential roadblock. “There needs to be pressure. There was bipartisan support to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ but there were very few Republicans that joined that effort. With the majority of the House being Republican, and there still being opposition (of the repeal) in the Senate as well, it can potentially linger,” she said. Smith, the SU alumnus, has used his experience as a gay man in the military to talk to LGBT students across the country about the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. He is currently looking for publishers for his memoir to come out in the fall. Though his time in the military is complete, Smith said the law is still prevalent today.

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The flexibility offered by Verizon may compensate for that small ineptitude. The Verizon iPhone will be able to act as a Wi-Fi hot spot, enabling the user to spread the data transfer connection to up to five other devices at the same time. Get out your iPad, your laptop, and your iPod touch, grab a friend or two, and you’ve got a hot-spot haven. Just be sure to warn all hot-spot users that as soon as you get a call, they could be losing that eBay item that is seconds away from the final bid or getting cut off from their chat sessions. However, to sweeten the deal, it is rumored that Verizon will be offering an unlimited data plan for iPhones, allowing its users to execute as much data transfer as needed, which could be significant considering the five-device-enabling Wi-Fi hot spot. This is a perk that AT&T recently redacted, forcing its subscribers to choose from an array of data-restricting plans. This means shelling out big bucks for significant data demands. A few smaller differences may sway your preference as well. Plan on traveling a lot? AT&T is the network for you because the

“I was very young when I was in the military when most people were in college and finding themselves. I was figuring out my sexuality under the backdrop of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’”

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“‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is not over,” he said. “Soldiers still cannot come out right now. We need to keep the pressure on. That’s the most important thing: to make sure something happens in an expedited way.” smtracey@syr.edu

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ‘DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL’ Dec. 21, 1993

A legal policy that prevented members of the military to reveal their sexuality, and in turn did not allow people to ask about another member’s sexual preference, was introduced. This would be known as the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

1994

The Solomon Amendment was passed, which gave universities federal funding for military and job recruitment.

1999

Alterations to the Solomon Amendment were made so universities would lose funding if they prevented military recruiters on campuses.

Dec. 18, 2010

Senate voted to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell,” with a vote of 65 to 31 members.

Dec. 22, 2010

President Barack Obama signed off on the repeal. — Compiled by Sara Tracey, asst. copy editor, smtracy@syr.edu

UMTS standard is more popular worldwide, and UMTS devices can easily transition from one network to another. Verizon’s CDMA was created to optimize phone usage in this country. Hate dropped calls? Verizon is the network for you: The CDMA standard uses a method that has several signal towers backing your call connection simultaneously, whereas UMTS requires the signal to be switched from tower to tower, resulting in those pesky dropped calls. The end of iPhone’s AT&T exclusivity is rumored to usher in a wave of Verizon converts, all scrambling for a great phone on a network that has yet to be sabotaged by its own success. The question that remains to be answered is if network saturation is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Verizon very well may become overburdened because of the customers it will attract for currently not being overburdened, and the lack of the string of demand for AT&T’s network may tip the scales back into the favor of the latter. For those of you looking to dump your Verizon Blackberry for its iPhone (No BBM? Huh?), the official Verizon release date is Feb. 10. Feel free to mark your calendars now. That goes for you, too, frustrated AT&T iPhone user. Jessica Smith is a junior dual information management and technology and television, radio and film major. Her column appears every Tuesday, and she can be reached at jlsmit22@syr.edu.


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Sounds like: Overproduced clone of The Script’s self-titled debut. Genre: Pop rock

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rish pop-rock band The Script made a splash in America with a vintage soul sound that blended R&B undertones, pop sensibility and a rock band ethos. Following a wave of breakthrough singles “Breakeven” and “The Man Who Wouldn’t Be Moved” comes the three-piece outfit’s sophomore album, “Science & Faith.” The band’s latest effort trades in catchy melodies and soaring choruses, which carried its debut album, for glossier production and lackluster lyrics — a move that sold the band’s soul to the proverbial Top 40 music industry devil. Lead singer Danny O’Donoghue and company have keen ears for crafting pop hooks and almost have songwriting down to a science, but the band lacks the faith to let its unique brand of Celtic soul take the driver’s seat of the album. “Science & Faith” sits shotgun to the overexerted stylings of O’Donoghue and lead guitarist Mark Sheehan. The glitzy production subdues the album’s earnest charm and overshadows the band’s lyrical ability. Opening track “You Won’t Feel a Thing” showcases both O’Donoghue’s sleek falsetto and an anthem-like chorus reminiscent of a ‘90s-era U2 that swells at the right moments and builds up the listener’s hopes for the remaining songs. However, the album quickly stumbles back into the band’s safety net of mid-tempo rock numbers that come across as nothing more than B-sides from the band’s debut CD. “For the First Time” opens with some of the only acoustic guitar on the album, but it quickly loses steam as the soft crooning of O’Donoghue transitions into a chorus-lacking energy. “Nothing” has an easy-listening vibe with jangling guitar riffs and bouncy drums, but follows the same formula as the first two tracks, proving The Script’s refusal to step away from its comfort zone. The title track flows with the album’s folksy, power-pop leanings, but struggles along with a half-hearted chorus and sleepy piano chords. It’s not until halfway through the album that the band changes up its sound with some nifty experimentation. “If You Ever Come Back” is a cross between hip-hop and straightforward piano-rock, and it comes together as a full-fleshed track with single potential. After sunny, guitar-driven ballad “Long Gone and Moved On,” the bluesy, hip-hop sound is replicated in “Dead Man Walking,” which blends a rap-style chorus with O’Donoghue’s emotional falsetto runs. The closing tracks of the album shed the optimism and hopeless romanticism that usually embody The Script’s charming melodies for a glass-half-empty realism. “This is Love” features O’Donoghue plaintively stating, “It’s in the heart of a soldier as he takes a bullet on the front line” in his best Bono impression until a rap bridge abruptly throws the song off course. “Walk Away,” featuring B.o.B., comes across as a Jason DeRulo rip-off, and acoustic-heavy “Exit Wounds,” which features both soaring highs (especially in the bridge leading to the chorus) and painfully dull lows (a chorus that sounds more shouted than sung), closes the album on a bittersweet note. It’s too soon to say for sure, but with “Science & Faith,” The Script could easily be diagnosed with a bad case of the Maroon 5 syndrome: the vast majority of the album sounds like the same song with a different chorus. The trio can write mid-tempo pop hits to climb the Billboard charts, but at least for now, they lack the imagination and diversity in their lyricism to write anything more groundbreaking. ervanrhe@syr.edu

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PITTSBURGH –– Sitting, whispering in the Petersen Events Center’s visitor’s locker room, Mike Hopkins formed the same gesture with his hands Scoop Jardine signaled to his teammates in the second half. The hand gesture — a strong circle, signifying a compact defense all the way around — equates to SU’s paramount failure in its 74-66 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday. Hopkins touched his fingertips from each hand together, bending his knuckles to form a linked circle, while speaking of SU’s inability to keep the Panthers out of the heart of the Orange’s 2-3 zone. But Monday, the strength of the circle was pillaged. “In the beginning of the game, they were just getting to where they wanted to get to,” Hopkins said. “And they just got little bounce passes, they were just very effective getting in the paint.” Monday, the Orange failed to communicate and shift enough to be that compact, complete 2-3 zone. And both SU head coach Jim Boeheim and Hopkins said the defensive failure was the difference in the game. It started with Fab Melo’s poor play in the first two minutes — when he allowed four points to Pitt power forward Nasir Robinson — and he was pulled for the rest of the game. Boeheim played with a smaller lineup the rest of the game, as Syracuse’s other center, Baye Moussa Keita, played just six minutes. The defects in the zone were all the way around, just like Hopkins and Jardine’s hand gesture. Melo began it all with poor positioning. The SU wings — without 6-foot-7 starting small forward Kris Joseph, who was out with a head injury — didn’t find the Pitt cutters in what Hopkins described as the SU zone’s “dead spots.” And Jardine, Dion Waiters and Brandon Triche couldn’t halt Pitt’s drives. Boeheim said it was the guards’ worst performance of the season. “Our guards did nothing,” Boeheim said. “They had the worst defensive game they had all year. They didn’t do a good job defending our zone. They just weren’t good at all.” Pinpointing one area of inefficiency in the SU zone Monday was tough, though. The guards weren’t completely to blame. Hopkins wouldn’t go as far as to say it all fell apart because of the guards. There were flaws everywhere. The flaws surfaced because of Pittsburgh’s ability to play both inside and outside. It started with physical play in the paint, as Robinson and

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cuse did the unthinkable: clawed back in the Zoo and made what was quickly becoming a laugher into a game again. SU reeled off those 17 unanswered points, silencing the crowd. “These kids showed a lot of heart,” Hopkins said. “Playing without our leading scorer Kris, the way these guys battled.” Without Joseph, the Orange made a lost situation become a legendary first half. Syracuse trailed 31-27 at halftime. The Orange tied the game at 41-41 with 13:52 left, thanks to a 3-pointer by Joseph’s replacement, James

courtesy of steve garfinkel | the pitt news rick jackson battles Pittsburgh’s Gary McGhee inside during Syracuse’s 74-66 loss Monday. McGhee had an astounding 13 rebounds on the night, as he, Gilbert Brown and Nasir Robinson helped lead the Panthers to a distinct 41-27 rebounding advantage.

Syracuse was without its leading scorer, Joseph, and it showed. Especially early. After falling and hitting his head hard on the court Saturday against Cincinnati, Joseph didn’t play a minute in the second half and remained in the locker room after halftime. As a result, he didn’t travel with the team to Pittsburgh Monday. “First time watching Syracuse on TV since HS … Going to watch and learn,” Joseph wrote

via Twitter prior to Monday’s tip-off. Joseph’s leadership — and his 14.6 points per game — was definitely missed. The Orange missed its first 10 shots and didn’t get on the scoreboard until 11:56 was left in the first half. Joseph had been especially hot of late as well. Before Saturday, Joseph was averaging 20.6 points on 33-for-61 (59 percent) shooting from the field in his previous five games. Instead, James Southerland was thrust into the starting lineup in a hostile environment against the highest-ranked team Syracuse has played all season. “You just have to play with what you have,” Boeheim said. “There’s nothing you can do about that. Injuries happen, and you just have to go out and play. Obviously, (Joseph) is a big part of our team and was certainly missed tonight.” In his first career start, Southerland score eight points on 3-for-8 shooting, but Boeheim said he was unimpressed with his aggressiveness. “He can’t play (38) minutes and grab just one rebound,” Boeheim said. With No. 7 Villanova visiting the Carrier

Southerland. Alas, it wasn’t enough. The hole SU dug was too deep for Fair’s team-high 16 points to help the Orange completely come out from. Jardine’s cold-blooded 3-pointer to put SU on the board for the first time with a little under 12 minutes left in the first half — and his clutch barrage of second-half 3s — were for naught. And a suffocating late-game press was unleashed too late. “Every time we were knocking at the door, we just couldn’t get over the hump,” Jardine said. “Down three. Down one. Down three. Tied.” Lost was never found. The Panthers ripped apart the heart of the SU zone with 24 first-

half points in the paint. But the Orange soon found its heart. Without Joseph, though, the scoring that was needed wasn’t there for SU. No amount of freshmen magic would get SU to a lead. Never mind a win. And not enough wishing or dancing from Hopkins would claw SU all the way back. With his final jump up on the sidelines, Hopkins turned and spun as Ashton Gibbs hit a 3 to keep the Panthers up nine with 6:33 left. Five two-footed stomps followed from Hopkins. He couldn’t dance or stomp out what Syracuse did to itself. Even if it reclaimed its heart after a start during which the Orange looked lost in the Zoo. Syracuse couldn’t complete

Pitt center Gary McGhee dominated a helpless, solo Rick Jackson for offensive rebound after offensive rebound. After conquering the center of the zone, the Panthers then bombed away from outside. The links were formed in the chain. It broke the circle. “It’s pick your poison,” Hopkins said. “They execute really well. There were even times without a screen, screens work really well against our zone. But I think Coach was really upset they were driving down low.”

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Dome Saturday, Boeheim was not ready to predict if Joseph will be ready to return to the court. At this point, he said, it’s still anybody’s guess. Said Boeheim: “We’ll see when we get back.” aolivero@syr.edu aljohn@syr.edu

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the comeback. “Chalk this up as a great learning experience,” Hopkins said. “This place is as loud as it gets in college basketball.” aolivero@syr.edu


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timeout couldn’t stop the Panthers momentum. Pitt proceeded to score the game’s next 14 points, culminating in a 19-0 run to start the game and put the Orange in its biggest deficit of the season. After the game, Jardine brushed off the overall effect of the hostile crowd, saying simply, “That’s basketball.” But teammate Brandon Triche wouldn’t do the same. “It did faze us,” Triche said. “The crowd was like a sixth man. That was why they were able to go on that 19-0 run.” And with that run, the pressure continued to mount for the Orange. The key, SU head coach Jim Boeheim said, was to chip away at the lead and make play after play instead of looking at what appeared to be an insurmountable lead. But with the early double-digit lead, perhaps the damage had already been done. With each big play, fans shot out of their seats into a standing ovation. Sparked from that initial run, the capacity crowd only fueled the fire. “It was crazy,” Pittsburgh forward Gilbert Brown said. “When we made that first run, that was probably the loudest the Pete has ever been since I’ve been here.” The crowd that refused to sit down for timeouts and harped relentlessly on anything wearing Orange invigorated its Panther squad throughout. Again and again, the Orange would inch closer but could never take the lead. Instead, Pitt reeled off the next seven points, with the crowd making every basket or big defensive stop appear like a mini-run. “It goes back to the crowd and the atmosphere here,” Triche said. “We made our runs but weren’t able to finish. Every big play they made just got the crowd back in it.” The Orange got as close as 46-44 with a C.J. Fair free throw with 12:08 to play but couldn’t get any closer. Pitt’s Brad Wanamaker drilled a 3-pointer on the next possession, eliciting a huge reaction from the student section. The basket kick-started a 7-0 spurt that made the Orange go to a full-court press in a futile attempt to douse the fire. With the win, Pitt improved its record at “the Pete” to an impressive 9-0 against top-five teams since it opened in 2002. In its nine years, only

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11 teams have entered “the Pete” and emerged victorious. Down 19 early, the Orange had its work cut out attempting a comeback in such a place. The crowd largely remained standing for the final minutes and gave the Panthers a standing ovation with 37.9 seconds remaining and Pitt leading 72-64. Another ovation followed with 23 seconds remaining. Shortly after, the “overrated” chants began. “Every time we made a run or made a big stop, the crowd was right there behind us,” Brown said. “They were truly our sixth man. It was big for us. I think having a crowd like this really helps us out a lot and is the reason we’re so tough to play at home.” aljohn@syr.edu

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December 20, 2010

LONG’S TUMOR FOUND TO BE MALIGNANT

Syracuse punter Rob Long announces that cancer cells once thought to be benign - were found to be malignant upon further examination. Long is currently undergoing treatment for the brain tumor. He made the trip with the rest of the team to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl 10 days later.

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December 28, 2010

MBB BEATS FRIARS

After nearly a week off, the Syracuse men’s basketball team picked up where it left off, beating Providence 81-74 in its first Big East game of the season. Again, Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine carried SU with 27 and 21 points, respectively.

December 21, 2010

WBB LOSES FIRST GAME

The Syracuse women’s basketball team loses its first game of the season, a nonconference clash with current-No. 1 Baylor in the Bahamas. The Bears used a 10-2 run in the second half to pull away for a 77-43 victory. Odyssey Sims had a career night, scoring 25, and center Brittney Griner added 15.

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LEWIS, HAWKES SUSPENDED

Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone suspends two players, including starting defensive tackle Andrew Lewis, for the Pinstripe Bowl. Lewis and linebacker Brice Hawkes were suspended for violating team rules, Marrone said. They were the fifth and sixth players SU lost between the end of the regular season and the bowl.

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MBB SLAYS DRAGONS

The Syracuse men’s basketball team completes its second consecutive perfect nonconference portion of its schedule after beating Drexel 93-65 inside the Carrier Dome. Kris Joseph scored 25 points, and Scoop Jardine added 21 to lead the Orange to victory.

December 30, 2010

PINSTRIPE BOWL

The Syracuse football team caps a turnaround season with a thrilling 36-34 victory over Kansas State in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York City. The win was SU’s first in a bowl since 2001. Wide receiver Marcus Sales helped the Orange keep up in a shootout, catching five passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.


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Syracuse forward Kris Joseph leaves the game against Cincinnati with 6:37 left in the first half after hitting his head on the floor. The Orange went on to beat the Bearcats, though Joseph did not return to the game. Joseph also missed Monday’s 74-66 loss at No. 4 Pittsburgh. He currently leads the Orange in scoring at 14.6 points per game.

January 7-8, 2011

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The Syracuse ice hockey team is swept in a two-game weekend series at Mercyhurst. The Orange was outscored by a combined score of 11-2 in the two games, and SU’s winless streak crept to fi ve.

IHOC BEATS ROBERT MORRIS

The Syracuse ice hockey team snaps a five-game winless streak with a 5-2 win over Robert Morris. Since Dec. 10, the Orange went just 0-4-1 and only scored eight goals. The win on the 14th was followed up with a second victory over Robert Morris the next day. The team currently sits at 10-11-3 on the season and 4-2 in conference play.

January 13, 2011

MLAX HOLDS MEDIA DAY

The annual men’s lacrosse media day was sandwiched between the first two official practices of the season inside the Manley Field House arena. Head coach John Desko and the players all expressed their disappointment with the end of the 2010 season after the team bowed out in the opening round of the NCAA tournament against Army.

January 4, 2011

WBB LOSES BIG EAST OPENER

After winning 12 of 13 games on its nonconference slate, the Syracuse women’s basketball team loses its Big East opener at Georgetown, 80-62. The Hoyas went up 15 at halftime, as the Orange lost its conference opener for the third straight year.

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MBB BEATS SJU IN GARDEN

The Syracuse men’s basketball team improves to 2-0 this year inside Madison Square Garden, rolling past St. John’s 76-59. Kris Joseph led the Orange with 18 points, and Rick Jackson added 12 points and 10 rebounds, surpassing 1,000 points for his career. It was also the 1,800th win in Syracuse program history.

January 1, 2011

MBB TRIUMPHS OVER IRISH

The Syracuse men’s basketball team begins 2011 with a win over current No. 16 Notre Dame, 70-58. Kris Joseph led the Orange with 18 points and eight rebounds, as SU started a season 15-0 for the third time under head coach Jim Boeheim.

January 13, 2011

UCONN HIRES PASQUALONI

Former SU football head coach Paul Pasqualoni is hired as the head coach of Connecticut. Pasqualoni, 61, coached SU from 1991-2004, compiling a 107-59-1 record and leading the Orange to nine bowls before being fired at the end of the 2004 season. Pasqualoni was most recently the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator before taking the job with the Huskies.

January 8, 2011

MBB, WBB DEFEAT SHU

The Syracuse men’s and women’s basketball teams defeat their Seton Hall counterparts, with the SU men winning 61-56 at SHU and the SU women beating the Pirates 75-50 in the Carrier Dome. Kris Joseph and Brandon Triche led the men with 15 points apiece, while Elashier Hall scored 16 for the women.

January 14, 2011

FB RECRUIT WILLIAMS SPURNS SU

The nation’s No. 29 overall prospect and sixth-rated defensive end Ishaq Williams commits to Notre Dame over Syracuse and Penn State. Williams was a four-star recruit out of Lincoln High School in New York and would have been the highest ranked player to commit to Syracuse in the Doug Marrone era.

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The Syracuse women’s basketball team loses a hard-fought game 70-61 on the road to then-No. 6 West Virginia. After a 12-1 start to the season, the Orange was humbled with the start of Big East play. Through its first four conference games, SU has won only once. Syracuse is tied for 10th in the Big East. — Compiled by Brett LoGiurato, Michael Cohen and Mark Cooper


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Without Kris Joseph, and barely clinging to a four-point halftime lead, Brandon Triche and his teammates emerged from the locker room with a clear game plan. The plan was to simply force Cincinnati’s syracuse 67 shooters to fire away from if they intendCincinnati 52 NBA-range ed to bust SU’s 2-3 zone. The Bearcats’ nine first-half 3-pointers were the only things keeping the game close. With that in mind, SU forward James Southerland swatted away Cincinnati’s first shot of the second half, leading to a Triche jumper on the other end and the first of 16 consecutive points to start the half. “If they’re making a lot of 3s, we make sure we get out to their shooters,” Triche said. “Once

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we stop their game plan, that’s when we go on our runs.” Like clockwork — and behind its latest second-half rally — No. 4 Syracuse (18-0, 5-0 Big East) furthered its unbeaten mark, putting away No. 25 Cincinnati (16-2, 3-2 Big East), 67-52, in front of the largest crowd of the season inside the Carrier Dome — and the largest crowd in college basketball this season. Within minutes following Triche’s bucket, SU had raced to a double-digit lead it would not relinquish with 24,338 cheering the Orange on. And the second-half rally came despite the absence of Joseph. Syracuse’s leading scorer hit his head on the court after a hard foul in the first half and stayed in the locker room for the second half. Runs to start each half proved to be the biggest difference for the Orange, which also reeled off an 18-3 run to start the game. Keeping Cincy in it was a run of its own late in the first half. Behind Dixon’s hot hand, the Bearcats scorched the Orange from behind the arc, leading to a 25-15 run. “You can’t win these type of games if you get down 16 in the Carrier Dome,” Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin said. “It’s too much. They’re too good of a team. “In the beginning of the game and the beginning of the second half, both those five-minute stretches beat us today.” SU was forced to keep imposing its will on a Bearcats squad that seemed up to the challenge for at least the first half. But when the 3s weren’t falling for UC, taking it inside did no good, either. In the end, the Bearcats managed just 6-of-17 from inside the arc in the second half and couldn’t put enough points on the board. “It usually takes us one half, if someone is having success, to figure out what they’re doing,” Triche said. “In the first half, nine out of their 10 field goals were 3-pointers, so we knew that if we stopped them from shooting the 3-pointer, they were going to struggle. They did,

zach ornitz | staff photographer brandon triche scored 11 points to help lead the No. 4 Orange to a 76-52 win over the No. 25 Bearcats Saturday. Triche shot 5-of-9 from the field and had three assists. and that’s how we went on that 16-0 run.” Keyed by the impressive defensive effort that kept the Bearcats scoreless for more than six minutes, Syracuse showed off its own ability on offense with an inside-outside scoring combination. And the surge couldn’t have come at a better moment. Putting in shot after shot and holding the Bearcats scoreless, the Orange took what was a very close game at halftime and put it to bed at the outset of the second half.

With one of six games against ranked Big East teams in the books — and with Pitt up next — Jim Boeheim has seen the Jekyll and Hyde of his team. If Saturday’s second-half performance of near offensive perfection can carry over to Monday, the head coach would certainly be pleased. Said Boeheim of the second-half run: “(That’s) as well as I think we can play offensively.” aljohn@syr.edu

Second-half defense shuts down perimeter, frustrates Cincy shooters By Brett LoGiurato Sports Editor

Gerry McNamara could only offer one word from the Syracuse bench: “Wow.” McNamara, an SU graduate assistant and Syracuse’s all-time leader in made 3-pointers, watched as Cincinnati’s Dion Dixon nailed 3-pointer after 3-pointer in the first half. Stunned, McNamara could only look on in disbelief at a Carrier Dome shooting clinic reminiscent of one of his own. After four 3s in four minutes from Dixon, an eight-point lead had dwindled to just two near the end of the first half. Dixon couldn’t miss, and SU wasn’t getting out on defense to stop him. “We gave them open looks,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “And teams can make those. It was hopefully a good lesson for us.” No. 4 SU took that lesson and turned it on its head immediately in the second half, using a dominant defensive performance inside and out to pull away for a 67-52 victory over No. 25 Cincinnati Saturday. For Boeheim, the change in the SU defense ultimately led the team to victory. “In the second half,” Boeheim said, “we got

out better on their shooters.” That’s where the game turned. Right off the bat, Dixon was blocked by James Southerland. He cooled off after a 4-of-6 performance from beyond the arc in the first, going 2-of-5 in the second half. Cincinnati missed its first 10 shots of the half and 19 of its first 21 overall. All the while, SU was hitting its shots and building a 20-point lead six minutes into the half. Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine echoed the sentiments of his coach, saying the momentum shift started with the Orange getting out on the Cincinnati shooters — especially Dixon. “Defend Dixon,” Jardine said of the key difference in the Syracuse defense from one half to the next. “Whew. He made some (Brigham Young guard) Jimmer Fredette 3s today. He was just knocking them down. “We had to defend him. Once we did a great job of defending him and running him off his spot, we opened the game up.” In the second half, SU’s defense forced Dixon to reconsider many of the same 3s he took in the first half. He suddenly found a hand in his face, and SU forced Dixon to take longer shots. He ventured further and further beyond the 3-point line on

multiple second-half attempts as the Syracuse defense extended. It was Dixon who ultimately contributed the Bearcats’ first 3 of the second half, but it was too little, too late. That came with 7:29 left in the half, but Syracuse still found itself with a comfortable 55-41 lead. Cincinnati had 10 points through the half’s first 12-plus minutes. “They weren’t able to score in the second half without those 3-point shots,” SU guard Brandon Triche said. “That’s what we figured out coming in at halftime. We figured if we took away their 3-point shots, they wouldn’t be able to score.” And the Bearcats had a tough time trying to go away from the 3-point shot and taking their offense inside. Mostly because of freshman center Fab Melo’s 11 energized minutes to start the half, during which he contributed four blocks. The scene of Melo blocking UC’s Ibrahima Thomas with 17:47 to play symbolized the shift in dominance for the SU defense. Because near the same point in the first half, he was getting reamed out by Boeheim after picking up his third foul at the 16:16 mark. “I got the (third) foul because I was trying

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to get in front,” Melo said. “I told myself, ‘I’ll let him get the ball and change the shots or try to block the shots.’ That’s what I did in the second half.” The collective effort meant the Orange had executed Rick Jackson’s halftime adjustments to near perfection. Triche said Jackson told his teammates to key on the 3-point shot, even overplay it. Jackson and Melo would take care of anyone coming into the lane. Syracuse did just that. And for Cincinnati, it led to 25 percent shooting in the half — 22.2 percent from beyond the arc — and just 21 points. “I didn’t try to let anybody shoot,” Triche said. “And if they got by me, I trusted that Fab and Rick were going to contest the shot and rebound. And that’s what they did.” bplogiur@syr.edu


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ITTSBURGH –– The unimaginable 17-0 run stunned the record crowd of 12,925 in the Petersen Events Center. For the Oakland Zoo — the deafening Pittsburgh student section — raucous became reticent. “We made as good a comeback as you’re probably going to make,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. It wasn’t enough. A team-defining comeback, a comeback for the ages, was never completed. Syracuse never led in its 74-66 loss to Pittsburgh. An Orange team roared back from a 19-0 deficit to start the game with a 17-0 run of its own. But without its leading scorer, Kris Joseph, the 66-54 Syracuse run after the horrid start proved to be short. Pittsburgh forward Nasir Robinson’s 21 points muscled the Panthers (18-1, 6-0 Big East) to a win in a battle of Big East heavyweights. It was the early exploitation of the middle of SU’s lauded 2-3 zone that helped the Panthers off to the 19-0 start. SU (18-1, 5-1) fought, but its defense continually allowed those physical body blows to its 2-3 zone for the rest of the game. Still, Orange point guard Scoop Jardine felt his team made a statement. “We were right there,” Jardine said. “And that is one thing — we are going to take credit from this loss.” Credit is due. After eight minutes, the game felt lost. Then came the improbable comeback. SU assistant coach Mike Hopkins danced on the sideline to sustain and spur SU’s 2-3 zone. It began because of a lone Scoop Jardine 3-pointer, eight minutes after the game started, a shot Jardine said he knew he was taking as he dribbled up the court. It thrived thanks to two Syracuse freshmen, C.J. Fair and Dion Waiters, who fortified Syracuse with half of the team’s initial 24 first-half points. And it came out of nowhere. In the most ominous of situations, perhaps, any college basketball team has faced all year. In the Panthers sold-out house, where it has never lost a single game to a top-five team. The house Brad Wanamaker said was at its loudest ever Monday night. Without its injured star player in Joseph. But with a sudden jolt of heady team-ball, Syrasee pittsburgh page 24

courtesy of steve garfinkel | the pitt news c.j. fair jostles with Pittsburgh’s Gilbert Brown for a rebound in No. 3 Syracuse’s 74-66 loss Monday night. The No. 5 Panthers dealt the Orange its first loss of the season after starting 18-0, despite Fair’s team-leading 16 points.

SU fazed by raucous crowd in slow start to game By Andrew L. John Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH — It didn’t take long for the jam-packed crowd at the Petersen Events Center to make its presence felt Monday. Even before the game had begun, fans had already started to get inside the heads of Syracuse’s players.

Dealing with a boisterous, foul-mouthed student section becomes second nature in college basketball. Still, the record crowd that filled the arena showed why few teams have ever won in this building. The constant chirping only added to what was already being billed as one of the games of the year in

the Big East. “It was more than usual,” Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine said. “They did their homework, too. They were screaming my grandma’s name, screaming my address. They were on us.” No. 5 Pittsburgh rode the adrenaline of the sold-out crowd of 12,925 — 417 more than its

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Marrone adds Daoust to Orange coaching staff By Mark Cooper Asst. Sports Editor

Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone added Tim Daoust to the coaching staff as an assistant coach, the team announced Monday in a press release. Daoust, who spent 2010 as Central Michigan’s defensive line coach, comes to the Orange with

nine years of coaching experience. Eight of those came at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, and this past season was his first with CMU. Central Michigan’s defense ranked 66th in the nation, but just 81st versus the run. The Chippewas finished the season 3-9. Prior to 2010, Daoust spent the

previous four seasons as a defensive coach at Western Michigan. He coached WMU’s defensive backs from 2007-09, and the defensive line in 2006. That 2006 season is likely when Daoust planted the seeds that led to his hiring at Syracuse. Western Michigan’s defensive coordinator

that season was current SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer, and the Broncos’ defense that season was among the best in the nation. Shafer and Daoust’s defense ranked 11th in total defense and sixth in run defense, allowing just 76.1 yards per game on the ground.

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listed capacity — at the Petersen Events Center to a 74-66 win over No. 3 Syracuse. From an hour before tip to the final buzzer, the crowd contributed to an electric atmosphere in front of a nationally televised audience. When Pitt grabbed the game’s first five points, even a Syracuse

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INSIDEsportS

While you were out Syracuse sports didn’t stop

for the break. From the men’s basketball team starting the conference portion of its schedule to the football team’s thrilling Pinstripe Bowl victory, a lot has happened in the world of SU sports. Find out what you missed during the break inside. Page 26


January 18, 2011