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to open AJA, a sleek and modern night club, on its third floor. Page 3

Here are the most prominent players involved in the Bernie Fine scandal



Who do they Bernie Fine represent?


Masked maneuvers Students learn the ancient

Air ball Syracuse fell short against Notre

Japanese art of Kendo sword fighting while dressed in traditional black robes and masks. Page 11

Board discusses Student Association’s need to be more fiscally responsible. Page 5

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Dame on Tuesday, losing 74–55 after a poor shooting performance in the first half. Page 20

hen the Bernie Fine sexual abuse scandal broke in mid-November, Syracuse University was thrown into the national spotlight. New developments in the case are being discovered almost daily, and they have led to increased confusion in



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separating the individual parties involved. More than a dozen lawyers and firms have become involved in the case and its relative lawsuits. Compiled below are the eight major players and their affiliation with the case. — Compiled by The Daily Orange News staff

Accusers *This entire firm is representing the univesity Syracuse University in the defamation suit filed against it Dec. 13.




Bernie Fine

Laurie Fine

Bobby Davis and Mike Lang

Bobby Davis and Mike Lang

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Harris Beach PLLC Attorneys at Law

Edward Z. Menkin Law Office

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg

Cuti Hecker Wang LLP

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Hancock Estabrook LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP*

Yes. SU College of Law in 1989, master’s degree in public administration from Maxwell School in 1989.

Yes. Master’s degree in English literature in 1967, SU College of Law in 1977.

No. Master’s degree from New York University, J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in LA.

No. Magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1990. J.D. from Columbia University in 1996.

Yes. SU College of Law in 1975, master’s degree in public administration from Maxwell School in 1976.

Yes. SU College of Law in 1989.

Two SU alumni currently work for the firm: Robert Shwartz of 1972 and Aaron Tidman of 2007.

There is no reported affiliation with SU.

There is no reported affiliation with SU.

Serves on Board of Advisors at SU There is no reportCollege of Law, ed affiliation with member of athSU. letic department’s Board of Directors.

There is no reported affiliation with SU.


Harris Beach PLLC Attorneys at Law

SU alumnus?

Yes. SU College of Law in 1968, Justinian Honorary Law Society B.A. at SU in 1966.

Affiliation beyond alumni status

Has worked as an adjunct professor of law at SU College of Law since the mid-1980s.

There is no reported affiliation with SU.

Adjunct chemistry professor at SU in 2009, adjunct professor at SU College of Law from 1982-2008.


Trial attorney with extensive commercial, civil and criminal litigation experience.

Corporate compliance and government investigations, federal and state regulatory actions.

Criminal litigation and personal injury matters. Also represents physicians in licensing matters.

Fights for civil rights across boundaries of gender, race, age, sexual orientation and social class.

Civil rights litigation for employment and housing discrimination, and sexual and racial assaults.

Involved in NCAA practice in which he defends coaches in cases involving violations of NCAA bylaw.

Products liability and commercial litigation, personal injury.

Bankruptcy and emplyment litigation, antitrust and class actions.

Notable Cases

Handled New York State Supreme Court matrimonial and family law matters.

Lead counsel in trial of corporate executive acquitted of larceny, money laundering and tax crimes.

Acquitted Jeffrey Peterson of murder and Jeffrey Truman of arson, both in 2011.

Nicole Brown Simpson’s famiy in O.J. Simpson murder trial, Herman Cain and Tiger Woods’ cases.

Obtained jury verdict for gay man subjected to vicious homophobic harassment.

Involved in at least five cases regarding SU, Purdue University, Ohio State University and others.

Litigated cases in state and federal courts for more than 20 years.


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DPS official suspended for Clerk confirms Tomaselli filed order of protection inappropriate comments fine a llegations

By Stephanie Bouvia ASST. NEWS EDITOR


The assistant chief of Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety is on a 30-day suspension after making comments in the workplace that were considered insensitive. DPS Chief Tony Callisto said

in an email on Tuesday that he received an internal complaint regarding Assistant Chief Mike Rathbun. Callisto said after receiving the complaint he initiated an investigation in late January that found Rathbun had made comments


The Lewiston (Maine) District Court clerk’s office confirmed Tuesday that Zach Tomaselli, the third accuser in the Bernie Fine case, obtained an order of protection against former Syracuse University associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine, according to a Feb. 7 article by The Post-Standard.

The Post-Standard reported Monday that Tomaselli, 23, of Lewiston, Maine, filed the order. Later that day, Tomaselli told reporters, in a phone conversation, he fabricated the documents, according to the article. Tomaselli was not clear whether he meant he had fabricated the actual document or the contents, according to the article. After The Daily Orange contacted him, he sent an email to

multiple media outlets claiming he never said he faked the document. After Judge Susan Oram signed the order, prosecutors in Maine flagged the Tomaselli complaint for potential prosecution if it is found that Tomaselli lied about the harassment, according to a Feb. 6 CNY Central article. Filing a knowingly false complaint is a criminal offense.


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Director of student aid hired By Stephanie Bouvia ASST. NEWS EDITOR

After a four-monthlong search, Syracuse University appointed Ryan Williams as associate vice president for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid. Williams will start in his new position March 5. Don Saleh, vice president for enrollment management, started looking at possible candidates for the position in October, after Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, the previous associate vice president for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid, announced she would be leaving SU. Copeland-Morgan accepted a position as the associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of California-Los Angeles. She began her new position Feb. 1. “We were looking for the strongest candidate that we could find to fill the position vacated by Youlonda Copeland-Morgan. She was a marvelous leader for the university in the area of enrollment, particularly in the area of


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Breaking the rules

LINDSAY ADLER, a New York City fashion photographer, published author and SU alumna, gave a presentation in front of students, parents and faculty in Watson Theater on Tuesday evening. Adler talked about an internship she had during her freshman year at SU that inspired her. She also discussed the usefulness of social media platforms and encouraged students to produce unique works and bend the rules when necessary. “It’s what made me stand out, and it’s what can make you stand out,” she said. SEE DAILYORANGE.COM

Nightclub Panel discusses child sexual abuse during open forum to open in local mall By Sarah Schuster STAFF WRITER

By Breanne Van Nostrand ASST. COPY EDITOR

Students looking to change up their nightlife options may not need to go farther than the mall. Destiny USA, the ongoing expansion of the Carousel Center, will house a Florida-based nightclub on its third floor, said Sara Wallace, Destiny USA executive. A date for the opening has not been announced yet, but the nightclub will open alongside the celebration for rebranding Carousel Center to Destiny USA, Wallace said in an email. AJA, pronounced “Asia,” targets the “young at heart” and local college students, Wallace said. The nightclub will be a place for socializing during the day or night, she said. “With the third densest student population in the U.S., students are a


Hendricks Chapel held a forum Tuesday evening for students and community members to discuss child sexual abuse for a second time in response to the recent child molestation allegations against Bernie Fine. The panel, composed of men and women with different connections to sexual abuse, spoke of the implications of child abuse and how to prevent it. Thomas Wolfe, Syracuse University’s senior vice president and dean of student affairs, facilitated the

panel. He said although the events at Pennsylvania State University and SU have been highlighted by the media, cases of child sexual abuse are not rare occurrences. One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused by the time they are 16, he said. “The focus of our conversation will be the bigger picture of the issue,” Wolfe said. “Change begins from becoming educated.” The first panelist to speak was Julie Cecile, executive director of the McMahon/Ryan Child Advo-

cacy Center. The center moved to a new building last June, allowing it to house a team of mental health providers, child protection workers and child abuse pediatricians and detectives, all working together in one environment. The new building allows for them to help children and families learn to cope with sexual abuse more efficiently, Cecile said. Bryan Lendy, a detective sergeant who works for the Abused Persons Unit of the Syracuse Police Department, also spoke. His unit comprises detectives specially trained

to handle not only child abuse cases, but also cases involving all kinds of sexual abuse and violence. He said the officers work hard to support the victim and their story. Ellen Ford, clinical director at Vera House, spoke of the effects sexual abuse has on children. “The most important thing is that kids are believed, that someone can listen to them and believe them,” she said. Allison Young, the director of sexual abuse services and family transition services at Elmcrest Children’s Center, had a different side of


Unusually warm weather leaves slopes dry, limits Ski Racing Club By Rachael Barillari ASST. NEWS EDITOR

This winter’s warmer-than-normal weather has been an obstacle for the Syracuse University Ski Racing Club. Due to the lack of snow, skiers said they are frustrated and are finding it hard to stay motivated through the sea-

son, which started in the beginning of January and lasts until Spring Break. The team practices at Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center in Fabius, N.Y., and although they do a decent job of creating their own snow, it is too powdery and there is not enough of it, said Aaron Gould, the

team’s vice president and senior public relations major. Because the snow is not firm and up to par, he said the skiers must go down the mountain several times using the side of their skis to make the snow more compact. “Performance-wise it has affected us,” said Gould, a staff writer for The

Daily Orange. He said because many skiers are used to the conditions of Colorado and Vermont, the enthusiasm of the team has lessened as well. With the warm temperatures bringing rain and melting snow,


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Sport venue and management master’s program to be offered next fall By Casey Fabris STAFF WRITER

Next fall, Syracuse University will offer a new Master of Science program in sport venue and event management. The 36-credit hour degree will be a part of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, but it will interact with three other colleges on campus as well. Those involved with the program will have the opportunity to work with faculty in the School of Information Studies, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Michael Veley, director and chair of the department of sport management, said a few years ago, industry professionals indicated they were looking for more qualified professionals from graduate programs in sport venue and event management. “We decided to take the strengths of Syra-


in the workplace to other DPS personnel that were “insensitive.” “Due to our strong commitment to a workplace free from such comments, as well as his rank within the organization, I placed him on a 30-day suspension,” Callisto said in the email. “During this suspension, further assessment of him will be made to ensure

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cuse, being the iSchool, Whitman and Newhouse, and combine it with a career field that is looking for students to be the next leaders in the sport industry when it comes to facility management,” Veley said. SU first established its undergraduate studies program in sport management in 2005, according to a Jan. 24 SU News release. Those involved in the program were interested in building it further and chose to do so by creating a Master of Science program in sport venue and event management due to indications of growth in the field from industry professionals, Veley said. The program will be one of only three graduate programs in facility management in the United States, Veley said. Students in the program will complete nine hours of practicum experience. This practicum will be completed through work with local

that congruency with our goal of supporting an environment in which diverse social, cultural, and academic values are free to develop and prosper exists.” The suspension occurred late last week, Callisto said. Given the matter relates to personnel there was limited detail Callisto said he could provide. Rathbun has previously served as a captain in the Syracuse Police Department. He could not be reached for comment.

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opportunities in sport venues and event management, according to the release. Students pursuing the degree will get firsthand experience in the field at SU by working in the Carrier Dome. This is a rare opportunity, given that the Dome is the only collegiate multipurpose domed sports facility, according to the release. Veley said students involved in the program will experience how the multipurpose Dome functions, rapidly transforming itself for the various events it holds, from basketball games one day to lacrosse games the next. “It really will be a living laboratory where these students will get formalized training, and it will also allow them to tap into an established network of partnerships with industry leaders,” Veley said. He said strong relationships have already been established with companies in the industry, such as AEG Worldwide and Comcast-Spectacor, from which students will benefit.


Tomaselli emailed what he said is a copy of the order to The Daily Orange on Monday. In the document, he said Fine repeatedly called him, on both his home phone and cellphone, to intimidate him. Fine is prohibited from having contact, direct or indirect, with Tomaselli and is prohibited from “threatening, assaulting, molesting, harassing, or otherwise disturbing the peace” of Tomaselli, according to the document. Tomaselli also wrote in the document

“To be able to tap into those resources and provide our graduate students with a rigorous and unique academic platform is something that we’re very excited about,” Veley said. Students in the graduate program will participate in the AEG Worldwide Facilities Leadership Development Program and will be in one of only three universities to do so, according to the release. Graduate students will gain experience in the Dome in the production and programming of events, marketing, planning, contract negations and coordinating with promoters, among other things, Veley said. The program encompasses both sport venue and event management because, Veley stressed, there is significant crossover with sports and entertainment. For example, he said, with large sporting events, there must be significant planning of other activities around the main event.

Fine has contacted him to “harass, terrorize, and intimidate” him. He wrote that Fine said he will never be found guilty, and he will make Tomaselli “pay dearly” for reporting Fine to investigators, according to the order. The order was filed at the Lewiston District Court. A hearing on Tomaselli’s complaint will take place at the same court March 6, according to the document. Fine, who was fired from the university Nov. 27, has denied the allegations and has not been charged. Federal agents and the Syracuse Police Department continue to investigate.

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SA members, comptroller must be more fiscally responsible At Monday’s Student Association meeting, SA members decided to hold off voting on a bill that would decide what happened to recently rediscovered emergency reserve funds. Two weeks ago, members eliminated all mention of an emergency reserve fund from the SA codes. At the time of the votes, members were unsure if the fund still existed and wanted to eliminate confusion. Last week, an administrator told members the fund still exists and contains $176,000. Next week, SA members will vote on whether to pass a bill that would reinstate the mention of the fund into the codes. If passed, the funds will be used in emergencies. It is disappointing and fiscally irresponsible that members voted to eliminate the mention of the emergency reserve fund from the codes without knowing if the fund still existed.

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board Members should be certain of the facts concerning all bills they are voting on. If the existence of the fund was questioned two weeks ago, members should not have voted on it at that time. When it comes to money and budgeting, it is the comptroller’s responsibility to inform assembly members. The comptroller should have known the fund existed and should have known how much money was in the funds before it was voted on. But it is admirable that members will not vote on the bill until next week. This allows members to think about how their constituents would want them to vote. It allows new members to become acclimated to the system and learn more.


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Occupy movement spreads to Valentine’s Day, provides refreshing way to celebrate


hen Occupy Wall Street protestors were evicted from Zuccotti Park overnight Nov. 15, the social movement was forced to shift its focus from a physical presence to a thematic mindset and alternative form of occupation. This is where the “you can’t evict an idea” slogan originally came about, and it’s now playing a role in shaping a new uprising against Hallmark’s favorite holiday: Valentine’s Day. Occupy Valentine’s Day originated on Tumblr courtesy of Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive editor of and author of “Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life.” The Tumlbr blog serves as a space for individuals to express their disdain with all the clichés and problematic ways in which Valentine’s Day is celebrated in our culture. The Tumblr consists of images sim-

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ilar to the original 99 percent movement — men and women are holding signs that articulate their own stories about why they’re occupying. Some signs include statements like, “Who needs Valentine’s Day when boxed wine and insta-Netflix are already made available 365 days a year?” I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day, regardless of relationship status — not because I don’t like candy and not because I don’t believe in love. My real problem is the commoditization of love that benefits from capitalist gains and the perpetuation of traditional and limiting gender norms. After spending countless years in search of alternative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I owe Mukhopadhyay a debt of gratitude for spearheading an Occupy Valentine’s Day movement. It’s the ideal solution for critical thinkers and

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not a barbie girl social change advocates, and it is an especially viable option for college students who may not have the time, cash or belief systems to support a contrived version of romance. I am occupying Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 because I refuse to participate in a holiday that fails to include a wide variety of individuals who are all capable of love but don’t fit the traditional heterosexual expectation and norm reinforced by greeting card companies. I’m occupying because I value the

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authenticity of love and the role it plays in my life. Love is deeply rooted in all things and every emotion — love is necessary to successfully hate. It’s responsible for inspiring passion in politics and social change and is also integral to our personal experiences and livelihoods. Love is too meaningful an emotion and tool to make a mockery out of it. I am occupying because I want to demand more out of Hollywood than a quintessential Nicholas Sparks movie released for the sole purpose of profiting couples who don’t put in enough effort to be original. Valentine’s Day is expensive, and it’d be nice not to worry about spending money on overpriced greeting cards, stuffed animals and candy. Even the Vagina Monologues has an admission fee. I’m occupying because I don’t need

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a holiday that comes around once a year to tell the people in my life that I love them. I can send them handwritten notes and sentiments of affection any day that I damn well feel like it. I’m occupying because it’s a pretty kickass declaration in support of feminist ideals that aligns themselves with anti-corporate greed messages found in the 99 percent movement. While the rest of Americans will be spending money on tired, exacerbated clichés next week and contributing to one of America’s most commercialized and hyped holidays, I’ll be doing one better by embracing Occupy Valentine’s Day in my own unique way. I invite you to join me. Krystie Yandoli is a senior women and gender studies and English and textual studies major. Her column appears every Wednesday. She can be reached at or followed on Twitter at @KrystieLYandoli.

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the story to tell. She does not work with or treat the victims, but works with the sex offenders. “To truly look at prevention, we need to look at where this is coming from and what motivates their behavior,” she said. As an adult survivor of sexual abuse, David Hubert spoke of his recovery. Although Hubert receives one-on-one and group therapy at Vera House, he said memories of sexual abuse are not forgotten easily. “I can tell you exactly what I was wear-


huge part of our market,” Wallace said. A few other nightclubs are located in the Syracuse area, including Turning Stone Resort and Casino’s Lava, which is situated farther from the Syracuse University campus than the mall. Wallace said the Destiny USA team does not expect competition from Lava. “Our motive is to enhance what this area offers and provide another unique destination at Destiny USA for people to go to,” Wallace said.


financial aid,” Saleh said. Saleh said university officials wanted to hire someone with a background in enrollment who really understands financial aid and its com-

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ing, exactly what the room looked like, exactly where the dressers were and the color of the paint on the walls,” he said. Though recovery doesn’t happen overnight, he said he believes it’s possible. “The hardest thing you can do is recover your life. But soon you realized you’re doing it, and you look back at how far you’ve come.” he said. Janet Epstein, the director of the Advocacy Center at SU, said the center is a resource students can use on campus, and it is important for students to know their options when confronted with issues such as sexual abuse. Sam Myers, a junior exercise science major,

and Eric McGriff, a freshman on a pre-law track, spoke on behalf of Mentors of Violence Prevention, a peer leadership program under the Advocacy Center. Myers and McGriff discussed the importance of speaking up and doing something after witnessing a violent act. “Everyone can be a bystander, but everyone also has the ability in them to be an empowered bystander,” Myers said. At the end of the discussion, the floor was opened up to questions from the audience. Diane Murphy, dean of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, asked why, in a country with many genuinely concerned

people, some continue to be so ignorant about the topic of sexual abuse. Young said the root of that answer begins with society’s impression that sex is a taboo subject. “We are a country that is so infiltrated with sex, but we don’t talk to our kids about it,” she said. “We don’t talk about our bodies.” Everyone on the panel agreed that when dealing with a topic as fragile as sexual abuse, constant discussion is key. Said Wolfe: “The silence has been broken here. Remember the importance of talking to each other.”

Officials from Turning Stone Resort and Casino’s Lava could not be reached for comment. AJA’s third-floor neighbors will include Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and Revolutions, a bowling alley, Wallace said. The nightclub will feature a modern, sleek layout similar to AJA’s only additional location in Tampa, Wallace said. Its location on the third floor will benefit from the roof’s refracting technology to retain heat and create a year-round feeling of perfect weather, and a natural atmosphere will complement the glass ceiling, she said. Only those aged 21 and older will be allowed to enter AJA after a certain time of night, Wal-

lace said. Students are able to take the bus to the mall for free on Fridays and Saturdays, but limited hours of transportation and the effect of the mall expansion will be addressed by members of the Student Association, said PJ Alampi, chair of the Student Life Committee. Alampi said the mall extension’s opening, along with the nightclub, will spur student interest in traveling there. He said SA may be interested in extending transportation hours to include Sundays and Thursdays at a discounted or, if possible, free rate. Funding for additional hours could come from the student advancement fund, Alampi said.

A possible future issue of tweaking the bus schedule could occur during the later hours, if students don’t know the changed schedule and become stranded, Alampi said. But if the hours are reset, Alampi said students would be made aware. Alampi said he will bring up the topic at Sunday’s Student Life Committee meeting and eventually at an SA meeting. He said the next step is reaching out to students and gauging their interest in extended bus service. Said Alampi: “The best way that we can actually understand what students want is (by) talking with them.”

plexities. They also wanted to hire someone with strong leadership abilities. “We found that person in Ryan Williams. He has a great reputation,” Saleh said. Williams most recently worked as vice president for enrollment programs and services at the College Board in Reston, Va., Saleh said. Before working for the College Board, Williams was the director of uni-

versity financial services at Harvard University. Saleh said one major factor that went into the decision to hire Williams was his ability to communicate and connect with students. “We saw in Ryan someone who is really able to connect with our students and to understand the issues that students bring. He’s a problemsolver and really will work to ensure the two important components of our financial aid mission,” Saleh said. Saleh said the two important components of the university’s financial aid mission are to provide students access to financial aid and to ensure their success once they enroll. Although Saleh said he couldn’t remember how many candidates the university originally considered, he said the search was extensive and that he spoke to a number of people about the position. Saleh said he hopes to work with Williams on the continued focus of student success at SU and on supporting the university’s financial aid

“We saw in Ryan someone who is really able to connect with our students and to understand the issues that students bring,”


said he was excited for a snowy winter and an enthusiastic team. “People are absolutely upset,” Gould said. “It is unfortunate because when you are in the Northeast and you do the sport we do, the sun and weather are things we just can’t control.” Benjamin Kintish, a first-year skier on the team and a sophomore mechanical engineering major, said the rain caused icy conditions. He said although the team has been able to run the course, it has been dangerous and difficult to maneuver. Kintish said he has overheard many members of the team saying this year is a downgrade from the season the team experienced the previous year. Even though the weather is warmer, he still tries to go skiing about once a week. “I still love it,” Kintish said. “It is just a great way to escape from work and classes.” Lauren Ward, a sophomore special education major, has been on the team for two years. She said she was really excited to come back to the team this year, but she has been very frustrated because of the lack of snow. Compared to last season, which had no canceled practices and an abundance of snow, this season has been disappointing, she said. Said Ward: “Unlike most people, we actually like when it snows.”


it is tough to want to head to the mountain, he said. Although Gould said he is doing everything he can to help run a successful team, he has often found himself with no choice but to cancel practice because of the lack of snow or issues due to rain, he said. The morale of the largest ski team at SU to date is low, Gould said, as is his own. As a senior and a third-year member of the team, he

“People are absolutely upset. It is unfortunate because when you are in the Northeast and you do the sport we do, the sun and weather are things we just can’t control.” Aaron Gould


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mission. He said he and other officials are looking to work with Williams on programs that help support the retention of students. Saleh said he wants to work on programs that will help students graduate from the university in four years, as often as possible. Another goal, Saleh said, is to work with Williams on building the university’s recruitment in other national locations.

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Caught on tape By Alexandra Hitzler



he Near Westside has experienced a significant decrease in crime during the past year that can be linked to the recent installation of security cameras in the area, said Common Councilor Bob Dougherty. Crime significantly decreased in this part of the city from 2010 to 2011, according to data released from the Syracuse Police Department. Arrest charges in the area decreased by 49 percent, overall reported crimes decreased by 29 percent and drug related arrests decreased by 47 percent. Dougherty said he thinks the reduction in crime is directly linked to the security cameras that were installed in the area last year. “At first I had concerns about the cameras when they first went up about a year ago because I was worried that they were a violation of civil rights,” Dougherty said. “But I have definitely seen significant changes in the area since the cameras went up.” Dougherty said the Near Westside was targeted for camera installations due to the frequent gun and drug crimes that occur there. “The cameras may seem to infringe on civil rights, but I think if they help prevent kids from getting shot, it’s worth the trade-off,” Dougherty said. Since the cameras went up last year, Dougherty said visible drug deals and crimi-

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Crime rates fall after police install cameras nal activity have virtually disappeared from the streets where the cameras are mounted. “I’m down on Oswego Street every weekend, and you would see kids obviously participating in drug deals all the time,” Dougherty said. “Since the cameras have gone up, you don’t see any of that. There’s no one on the streets selling drugs.” Dougherty said though the cameras have helped reduce crime in the area, he knows the cameras haven’t made it disappear. “While the drug deals and other crimes aren’t happening on the streets, they’re probably still taking place someplace else, but the lack of street activity helps residents feel safer in their own neighborhood,” Dougherty said. Common Councilor Patrick Hogan, the first Syracuse Common Councilor to advocate for the installation of the cameras, said the residents’ reactions to the surveillance cameras have been overwhelmingly positive. Hogan said city officials, in collaboration with Syracuse United Neighbors, a community organization aimed at improving the conditions of the Southside and the Near Westside, conducted extensive door-to-door surveys to get residents’ opinions on the installation of the cameras before they went up. “I personally went door-to-door on the Westside and didn’t run into a single person from the area that was in opposition to the installation of surveillance cameras,” Hogan said. “The only opposition we really experienced was from residents of neighboring areas that confused our efforts to reduce crime with an infringement of civil rights.” SPD Sgt. Tom Connellan said because of the positive feedback the police department received about the cameras, plans are in motion to install more of them in other areas of the city. The city is currently pursuing more state funding to install cameras on the Northside and Southside, Hogan said. “I’m pretty familiar with the Near Westside, and knowing the amount of crime in that area, I have never wavered in my opinion about the necessity of these cameras,” Hogan said. “I think they have made a significant difference on the Westside, and I think that doing the same thing in other areas of the city can only benefit the residents.”

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Masters of the sword Kendo club members learn virtues of martial art form, self-respect stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor DANIEL YOON, a junior psychology major and president of the SU Kendo Club, ties on his protective head gear with extended shoulder pads to prepare for a one-on-one bout.


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hey sit in line, gazing straight ahead with unblinking eyes. Fingertips grazing their knees, the trio stays seated inside the fencing room of Archbold Gymnasium. With a quick nod, Daniel Yoon breaks the uniformity. “Charyut,” says Yoon, a junior psychology major and president of the Syracuse University Kendo Club. With the Korean word for “attention,” he and club members Albert Tseung and Gary Luong begin. They secure glossy armors over thick indigo blue and white kendo jackets to protect their torsos. Luong, a sophomore exercise science major, pulls the tare tight around his waist like a belt. Its heavy flaps slap his legs, draped in long trousers with a slit down the middle. “It’s to protect your lower body, your family jewels,” he says, eliciting laughter from his friends. Within minutes, they transform into kendo swordsmen. With prompting from Yoon, the three

rise. They clutch shinai, traditional swords made of four bamboo sticks and held together by leather strips. The three normally practice with 11 other active members in the club, founded in 2007. They combine “kendo” with “kumdo,” the Korean equivalent

“You focus a lot on how you carry yourself, how you behave around other people and how you treat other people through this martial art.” Daniel Yoon


of the Japanese modern martial art of sword fighting that teaches self-discipline. With 26 years of experience, SU alumna and local architect Kwangpyo Koh leads the practices from 5-7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“He taught us everything we know,” Yoon says. On Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon, graduate student and one of the club’s founding members Samuel Rivier teaches iaido. Closely linked to kendo, this martial art form involves one deliberate motion of drawing the sword, slicing the opponent and resealing the sword. Affiliated with the Greater Northeastern U.S. Kendo Federation, the club competes in numerous tournaments. From Feb. 18-19, one member will compete at the Detroit Open Kendo Tournament while the others will prepare for their next big tournament at Harvard University in March. Observing and competing against skilled swordsmen from all over humbles the members. “The best part for me is when I see how many people do this,” Yoon says. “I think, “Oh my god. I’m a really small fish in a really big ocean.” The three stand in front of the expansive mirrors, their left feet drawn back and slightly lifted. They start their warm-up, which kicks off each practice. Yoon shouts out instructions in Korean as the trio goes over basic moves like a swift slashing stroke to the head. Beginners are required to master these before learning how to strike opponents.


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stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor ALBERT CHEUNG AND GARY LUONG put on their kendo outfits in the fencing room of Archbold Gymnasium. The two face off using shinai, traditional swords made of bamboo.


When deemed ready, they’re taught kendo etiquette and manners. Courtesy and respect are defining features of the martial art, says Tseung, a sophomore civil engineering major. “We don’t say things to each other that are demeaning,” Tseung says. “You thank each other, you help each other out.” After tying on their men, face masks with curved shoulder protectors, Yoon and Luong move to the center of the room. They prepare for a bout, a one-on-one fight in which opponents score points by hitting target areas on the body, like the head and the waist. Keeping

a clear distance from each other, the two bow. Lifting his shinai, Yoon advances toward Luong. The room rings with the deafening clash of swords, clanging of armor and roars from the swordsmen. Bouts typically last two to three minutes, and after a few moments, the two step away from each other. Taking one more step backward, they put down their shinai and bow. “You OK?” Yoon asks, lightly slapping Luong’s armor. Luong takes a breath. “You OK?” he retorts back. They laugh. Then it’s Luong’s turn to serve a succession of strikes on the head, wrist and torso. If your opponent has trained for some time, you don’t feel the blows. The aim isn’t to slice through the

armor — the striker descends the sword and snaps it back quick. “It feels like someone is pressing down on your head, so it doesn’t hurt,” Yoon says. Luong interjects: “But when a beginner hits us, it really hurts.” In kendo, practitioners progress through three levels — physical mastery, mental mastery and spiritual alignment. With this belief of transcending the limitations of the body, all members in the club oppose each other no matter their height, weight or gender. This furthers the kendo mentality of striving for selfawareness and mutual respect. “You focus a lot on how you carry yourself, how you behave around other people and how you treat other people through this martial


art,” Yoon says. “It leaks into everything we do.” As Tseung and Luong face off, carrying out an elaborate combination of continuous strikes, the clock ticks closer to 5 p.m. A student enters, halting at the sight of the two fighting. Yoon watches until more students flood in for a cycling class. “Guys,” Yoon shouts, signaling it’s time to pack up and leave. In the midst of students dragging cycling machines, the two stop and bow before calmly gliding over to Yoon. Shoulder to shoulder, the swordsmen descend onto their knees to shed their kendo gear. Sitting tall, they wait for Yoon’s cue. With his nod, they begin.


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Exhibit explores history, changes in printmaking art By Soriana Stern STAFF WRITER

Kristen Leonard has been passionate about art throughout her entire life. During high school, she took art classes every year. Getting ready to embark on her college career, Leonard knew she wanted to pave her way into the art world. Leonard is now a senior printmaking major at Syracuse University and curatorial assistant for “Pressing Recent decade of artwork published Print: Contemporary Prints and Process by renowned American printmak- from Universal Limited ing workshops, Art Editions.” BecomWhere: Shaffer ing a printmaking Art Building major was thanks to the When: Feb. 2 to influence of her profesMarch 18, Tuesday sor Andrew Saluti. to Sunday 11 a.m. Saluti is the curator to 4:30 p.m., Thursfor the “Pressing Print” days until 8 p.m. How much: Free art exhibition. On Feb. 2, he and the SUArt Gallery opened the exhibition at Shaffer Art Building. The exhibit will run until March 18. The exhibition features artwork made from various forms of printmaking techniques. These include lithography, etching and digital printing from the ULAE shop. The show was designed to reflect the evolution of printmaking art in America. Printmaking is a medium in which a surface is prepared with a design and the surfaces are used to make multiple prints. Lithography is

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one of the oldest printmaking processes. It uses lithographic stones as a prepared surface. Etching, or intaglio, tends to use metals to create surfaces for printing. Digital printing is considered another form of printmaking because artists can still use it to make multiple prints. The show focuses on 20th-century American prints from artists such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Kiki Smith. Bill Goldston, the director of ULAE, chose to start the traveling exhibition at SU because he was impressed with the effect SUArt Galleries has had on the public. “As technology has progressed, artists are able to incorporate multiple forms of printmaking into their own pieces,” Saluti said. “The exhibition is about incorporating the old traditions with newer traditions.” At the ULAE printmaking shop, printmaking artists collaborate to combine older methods, such as lithography, with digital designs to produce wider varieties of artwork. Although Leonard experimented with printmaking sporadically in high school, her passion for printmaking started in the classroom during her freshman year. She learned about the medium in Saluti’s studio class through historic overviews of priceless and famous prints. Saluti said that SU is dedicated to printmaking education and keeping the public aware of the medium. “Education is central to what we do,” he said. “We’re constantly educating others from our art spaces, and we’re always keeping students involved.”


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The Super Bowl is one of the most watched annual television events. This year, according to the NFL website, 111.3 million viewers tuned in. But it’s not just the game we all care about. The commercials, which have huge budgets and cost brands exorbitant amounts of money for short spots, are always crowdpleasers. And companies are eager to have millions of eyes glued to the television. Beer and Anheuser-Busch specifically play a key role in the Super Bowl. From being the official sponsor to purchasing a whopping six different ads for this year’s Super Bowl, this was the 24th consecutive year of AnheuserBusch Super Bowl ads. The company continued the “Grab Some Buds” and “Here We Go” campaigns from past years. The former was expanded with two 60-second ads, one featuring the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The other simulated Budweiser’s presence in popular culture from the end of Prohibition to the present. The “Here We Go” campaign featured a dog named Weego. When called — “Here, Weego!” — he retrieved Budweiser bottles and delivered them to whoever beckoned him. It was pretty nifty, but regardless of its creativity, it relied on gimmicks. Additionally, Anheuser-Busch introduced two 30-second ads for new Bud Light Platinum

(6.0 percent alcohol lager) meant to expand the brand line. The higher-end ads showed off the seemingly “high-quality” beer in a cobalt-blue bottle with platinum-colored text. Nonetheless, it purportedly tastes exactly like Bud Light. Another spot, aired during halftime, featured music group LMFAO, who performed with Madonna after releasing a popular remix of one of her songs. Another beer commercial that went mostly unseen was a 30-second Old Milwaukee spot, starring Will Ferrell. But it only aired in Nebraska. This was the fourth ad he’s done regionally, airing only in Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. All were cheap and had a grassroots feel. This one featured Ferrell walking through a field and being thrown a beer can. It ended with the logo and Ferrell only saying the words “Old Mil…” before cutting out. But it was California-based Stone Brewing Co.’s Facebook status thanking people for supporting craft beer instead of AB’s “depressing beers” that had a major effect on the beer community. It received more than 2,995 likes and 777 shares. This proved that craft beer, with small-production and no Super Bowl presence, can still remain close to beer drinkers’ hearts. Maybe next year we’ll see Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada sneak into the Super Bowl’s ad space. —Compiled by Lucas Sacks, staff writer,

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alking into Chorong House, my first reaction was, “…what?” The atmosphere of the small Korean restaurant doesn’t have a wow factor. A crisscross pattern of thin wood sticks to the wall with superglue, and small posters printed from the computer declare different drink and food specials. Only a bamboo screen separates the kitchen and the dining area, giving the feeling that you may have snuck into a Korean family’s home, plopped down and demanded food. However, it was the food and not the visual appeal that drew us to Chorong House in the first place. So when a steaming plate of delicious-looking dumplings arrived at the table of a woman eating by the window, my spirits lifted. The moment we sat down, a waitress hurried over with water. She seemed especially friendly and recommended we order kimchi fried rice with beef and chewy noodles with beef. Both appeared on the lunch special menu, costing less than $9 each. Next came the best surprise ever: complimentary banchan, traditional, small Korean side dishes. Although I’d been to a Korean restaurant in New York City that served banchan, I didn’t expect this Syracuse dive to offer some. Banchan can come in hundreds of different varieties, but we received spicy potatoes, black beans, kimchi and macaroni salad — the wild card.

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My dining partners dug in with fancy metal chopsticks while I embarrassingly scooped some food onto my plate with a spoon. Getting to sample several different dishes made the dining experience more exciting and quieted rumbling stomachs before our food arrived. The thick potato chunks, lathered in a spicy red sauce, provided a satisfying slow burn, while the macaroni salad reminded me of something my mom makes for the Fourth of July — I say this lovingly; it tasted great. The kimchi, fermented cabbage, wasn’t too heavy on the vinegar, and the beans crunched satisfyingly with each bite. We continued to pick at each dish when two plates, heaped with enormous amounts of steaming food, graced our table. When our food arrived, all of Chorong House’s five tables filled up, giving me the hunch that the food may be a cult favorite with Syracuse residents in the know. I confirmed this with my first bite of the fried rice. Similar in spiciness to the potatoes, the fried rice combined peas, beans, onions and other vegetables with an abundance of moist rice. It was all topped with a large, fried egg. I quickly became obsessed with the heat level as well as the soft and crunchy textural duality. Like the kimchi, this portion tasted flavorful but not pungent. The other plate contained clear, skinny noodles on top of a hunk of rice, garnished with vegetables and pieces of juicy beef. I preferred the spiciness of the fried rice but loved the meat of the second dish, which provided just the right amount of saltiness. Everything tasted authentic, and I began to appreciate the homemade, right-in-the-kitchen vibe that first seemed like a turnoff. Ordering only two dishes for three people, plus the banchan, still led to full stomachs and nearly unfinished food — though in the end we managed to scarf everything down. Chorong House automatically adds in 15 percent gratuity, which offered a pleasantly cheaper alternative to 20 percent. We waved goodbye to the two nice ladies in charge when we left, and — despite the muddy parking lot, unobtrusive looking front window and fairly unappealing surroundings — we found ourselves enamored with the small, holein-the-wall Korean place. You may not look like much, Chorong House, but your food sure tastes great.

kirsten celo | staff photographer (FROM TOP) Meals come with a variety of banchan, or side dishes like black beans. The restaurant has become a cult favorite for dishes like its fried rice.

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sagging on me going to the rim, digging on me, so they did a great job making sure I didn’t get to the basket, and if I did they were always there.” And even though the Orange contained the Notre Dame’s offense in the first half, Syracuse didn’t have a chance as its offense scuffled. SU’s final offensive set of the first half captured its struggles. After Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa hit a layup, the Orange pushed the ball quickly upcourt. La’Shay Taft had a wide-open 3-point attempt from the top of the key sail to the right and hit the bottom half of the backboard. Hemingway collected the rebound and missed a layup from right underneath the rim. And Notre Dame went into halftime leading 38-19. “I thought that was the difference in the game,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We shot 18 percent in the first half and we didn’t make shots, and in the second half, we came out 41 percent and played an even half, so that’s the game.” SU limited the Big East’s best 3-point shooter, Natalie Novosel, to just 2-of-9 shooting from the field in the half. And the Orange held Skylar Diggins scoreless. But the Irish stretched Syracuse thin with quick ball movement opening the paint up for ND’s frontcourt players. The Orange was outrebounded 33-18 in the first half and allowed the Irish to score 26 points in the paint in the opening half to give SU headaches. As Syracuse closed in on the shooters on the perimeter, Devereaux Peters and Achonwa grabbed easy offensive rebounds as

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SU players f loated out of the paint, leaving a hole underneath. Peters and Achonwa combined to grab nine offensive rebounds and 19 points in the half. “They’re really good at gliding through their offensive sets, getting cuts, backdoors,” Alexander said, “so for us it was mostly about staying in our positions and trying to stay between the ball and the basket and not let them get too many open shots.”

“As a team we need to put both halves together, we have to play as a whole, as a unit, and we’ve got to do what makes us.” Carmen Tyson-Thomas


SU opened up the second half on an 11-3 run to cut Notre Dame’s lead to 11, but it could not take advantage. Turnovers cost the Orange and allowed the Irish to increase its lead back 15, and Notre Dame held off Syracuse. A strong-willed performance helped the Orange keep pace with the Irish in the second half, as each scored 36 points. But the poor first half doomed Syracuse. “Just looking at this game alone, in the first half we had so many easy opportunities to get some easy layups that we just missed,” Alexander said. “And then in the second half we were getting stops, and we weren’t able to turn those into points on the offensive end.”

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Orange dominated on boards, inside in loss to Fighting Irish By Chris Iseman ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

Syracuse’s shooting struggles have been present throughout the year, so when the Orange finished just 29.5 percent from the field against No. 2 Notre Dame, it wasn’t too much of a diversion from the norm. SU’s futility on the boards, though, is another story. The Fighting Irish took control of the glass, leaving the Orange without one of its biggest strengths of the season. “I’m obviously not very happy with the first half,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “And getting outrebounded, it’s just not our character getting outrebounded. I thought on the offensive glass, they just did a really good job of pushing us underneath the basket and taking advantage of second and third opportunities.” Notre Dame (24-1, 11-0 Big East) crashed the glass hard throughout its 74-55 win over the Orange (15-10, 4-7 Big East) on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome, grabbing 47 rebounds while SU pulled down 37. On a night in which the Orange struggled in just about every aspect of the game at one point or another, it was the rebounding deficiency that perplexed SU most of all. If anything, it’s the one part of the Orange’s game that has remained strong for the duration of a rocky season. Syracuse entered the game tied for second in the nation in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game, the same amount No. 1 Baylor is averaging, which is the only team to have beaten Notre Dame this season. In the Big East, SU is first in rebounds and offensive rebounds with 21.2 per game and is third in rebounding margin at 10.8. So rebounding the basketball was going to be paramount for Syracuse to take down one of the best teams in the nation. But Notre Dame established itself on the glass early in the game and practically stripped SU of its identity as a premier rebounding team. “When we stop getting the ball high-low, we don’t get the ball to Iasia and they’re not scoring, and we’re not making shots on the outside. We’re not playing like Syracuse,” guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas said. “And then when we get outrebounded. It’s never a good result.” The Orange’s biggest roadblock to the glass stood in the form of Fighting Irish center Devereaux Peters, who finished the game with


“We’re going to run into another team who is going to do the same thing, so we have to be ready for that also,” Waiters said of the slowdown offense. Georgetown runs a methodical Princetonstyle offense, so the Hoyas will likely employ a similar strategy of trying to control the clock. No team has been able to keep up with the Orange in a fast-break game this season. Providence tried, but Syracuse simply burned the Friars to the tune of 51 second-half points. And Saturday’s 54-point second-half performance was another example that caught the attention of head coach Jim Boeheim. “We moved the basketball,” Boeheim said. “We just got really good shots every time down the court, and that was the best part

an astonishing 16 rebounds to go along with her equally impressive 21 points. Though she had a two-inch height disadvantage against 6-foot-4 SU center Kayla Alexander, Peters’ dominance on the boards gave ND plenty of second-chance opportunities. Overall, the Irish scored 21 second-chance points, though that’s only two more than the 19 put-back points Syracuse scored. A couple more rebounds in SU’s favor and the

“And getting outrebounded, it’s just not our character getting outrebounded.” Quentin Hillsman SU HEAD COACH

Orange could have put itself in better position to actually complete an improbable second-half comeback. Peters, though, had other ideas and was relentless on the glass. “She’s a great player. Her numbers speak for themselves,” Hemingway said. “Honestly, we can’t say much about her. She had a great game. She’s strong, she’s physical, real athletic. We just had to make sure we kept a body on her, and clearly, that wasn’t enough.” Notre Dame was just the fourth team this season to outrebound Syracuse, joining Connecticut, Oklahoma and West Virginia — all four have defeated the Orange. All told, for a team that has failed to consistently find its shooting stroke, rebounding the basketball has helped keep Syracuse afloat. The Orange’s offensive woes continued against the Irish, and combined with its lack of effectiveness on the glass, the end result wasn’t pretty. But SU’s shooting struggles are nothing new. Getting routinely beaten on the glass draws some extra concern. “Coach came out and said they’re ‘outrebounding us, that’s not normal,’” Hemingway said. “If we do what we have to do, like rebounding, getting put-backs and offensive rebounds, and making sure we get the ball into Kayla, that’s when we feel confident and we feel like we can make things happen.”

for me of watching the second half, how easy we got the ball down and found people and found good shots.” McNamara said in games without any fastbreak opportunities, it’s much easier for frustration to set in. But the addition of even a little showtime offense seems to energize this overly athletic bunch. The stat sheet says Syracuse managed just 10 fast-break points against the Red Storm on Saturday — a poor reflection of the truly up-tempo nature of the game. Ideally, point guard Scoop Jardine said, the Orange can force Georgetown to play that type of game Wednesday. “Nothing scares me about their team,” Jardine said. “We just know we have to come in and play Syracuse basketball. If we do that, it should be a great game, and I think we should get a win.”


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Trio of teams search for on-court leadership By Jon Harris STAFF WRITER

For Pittsburgh, the 2011-12 season has been one full of streaks — both good and bad. After starting off the season 11-1, including a stretch in which the team won nine straight games, Pittsburgh lost its next eight games. The Panthers were once last in the Big East with a 0-7 conference record. Fast forward more than two weeks and Pittsburgh has won four straight games behind point guard Tray Woodall, who missed 11 games earlier this season. “He’s our point guard, and he gives us ball handling,” Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon said on the Big East coaches’ teleconference Jan. 26. “But he’s a fourth-year junior, he’s a leader and probably our most vocal leader — no question about it. He understands what we’re trying to do.” Meanwhile, Connecticut (15-8, 5-6) and Seton Hall (15-8, 4-7) find themselves moving backward. The Huskies, ranked No. 13 just three weeks ago, have lost five of their last six games. Connecticut’s lone win in those last half-dozen games came against Seton Hall, losers of six straight. Four weeks ago, the Pirates were ranked No. 24 and looked like the surprise team of the Big East. Now, it just has the feel of a typical Seton Hall year. And it’s starting to look more like a typical Pittsburgh team with the return of Woodall. He scored 26.5 points per game in wins versus West Virginia and Villanova. Woodall’s return also allowed senior guard Ashton Gibbs — leading the Panthers with 16.8 points per game — to go back to the shooting guard position. “He’s really been the most vocal guy as far as directing traffic and telling guys what to do,” Dixon said on the teleconference. “So a lot of experience with him and I think the guys really have a lot of confidence in him, and he was playing at a high, high level before he went down.” While Woodall’s return gives Pittsburgh a boost in performance and leadership, Connecticut is still searching for players to step up to replace leaders Kemba Walker and Donnell Beverly from last year’s national championship team. “I think guys are trying to do it and trying to step up,” said George Blaney, Connecticut’s

associate head coach, on the teleconference Thursday. “I think one of the problems we’re having is we really are so very young.” Blaney lists sophomore guard Shabazz Napier, sophomore forward Jeremy Lamb and junior center Alex Oriakhi as those he would like to see assume leadership roles on the team. Lamb has been working hard to become a leader on the team, Blaney said, although it’s not typical of his personality to do so. Blaney said he hopes Napier and Oriakhi will step up as the season progresses. But it’s not all about leadership. The Huskies also have to execute. In a 58-44 loss to No. 12 Georgetown, the Huskies went 1-of-18 from the field during a 12-minute portion of the game. Connecticut also struggled from beyond the arc, going 2-of-20. “I think first off that offense is the hardest thing, and offense can sometimes come and go,” Blaney said. “We thought at one time that we kind of solved the problem a little bit by getting the ball off the floor and really pushing it at people. We’ve done it at times, but we don’t seem to be able to maintain it.” Oriakhi’s production has also been down, as he’s averaging just 6.6 points and five rebounds per game this season. Oriakhi produced 9.6 points and nearly nine rebounds per game last season. “Alex is struggling a lot,” Blaney said. “He’s working at it and trying to figure it out, and we’re trying to figure it out for him. He hasn’t played with the same dominating defensive ability and dominating rebounding ability that he showed last year, and that’s where we need to get him back to.” And the Huskies will have to improve without head coach Jim Calhoun, who took an indefinite medical leave of absence Friday. He has been suffering from spinal stenosis for several months. The condition causes him severe pain and hampers mobility. Connecticut ended its four-game losing streak Saturday with a 69-46 win over Seton Hall, extending the Pirates’ losing streak to six games. Seton Hall looks like it needs even more work than Connecticut. “Seton Hall kind of did the same thing that we’ve done,” Blaney said. “Got really high in

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the rankings, won some games in a row and all of a sudden, as many teams do in this league when you’re playing tough games every single night, you get caught in a cycle where it doesn’t seem you can get yourself out of it.” Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard said in the teleconference Thursday that his team hasn’t been able to capitalize on opportunities as of late, as the Pirates have missed open shots that have led to easy buckets for its opponents. And one key to turning it around this season will be keeping star senior guard Jordan Theodore healthy. Theodore is averaging 15.4 points and 6.8 assists per game this season. Willard said he would like to give Theodore two or three minutes of rest in the second half to keep him fresh at the end of the season. But rest or no rest, the Pirates still need some shots to fall. “The last couple games we’ve missed a lot of layups and a lot of opportunities to kind of give us a chance to get a W,” Willard said. “We’ve just been struggling to put the ball in the basket. We’re playing hard, we’re playing good defense, we just got to try to take advantage of some shots.”


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Big East game of the week NO. 12 GEORGETOWN (18-4, 8-3) AT NO. 2 SYRACUSE (23-1, 10-1) TODAY, 7 P.M., ESPN

Both are coming off huge wins: Georgetown beat South Florida by 30 points on Saturday, while Syracuse defeated a young St. John’s team 95-70 on Saturday. Both indicate the latest game between the two bitter rivals should be a good one. Sophomore center Fab Melo returned to the Syracuse starting lineup on Saturday, bringing in 14 points but only three rebounds in 21 minutes of work. Also emerging was freshman Michael Carter-Williams, who scored 13 points. And the Orange will need to play tough against a physical Georgetown team, which is led by senior guard Jason Clark and junior forward Hollis Thompson. Clark is averaging more than 15 points per game, while Thompson is scoring nearly 14 points per game and bringing down more than five rebounds per game.



Memphis will be introduced as the next member of the Big East conference on Wednesday. The Tigers will join the conference for all sports in 2013, according to a story published by ESPN on Tuesday. Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson confirmed to ESPN that the school will officially accept an invitation from Big East Commissioner John Marinatto on a conference call Wednesday. The Big East sent out a press release Tuesday announcing a teleconference on Wednesday at noon to address conference membership. Marinatto, Johnson and University of Memphis President Shirley Raines will all be on the call, along with University of South Florida President and Big East CEO Executive Committee Chair Judy Genshaft.

The Tigers will become the 12th football program in the Big East, reaching the goal Marinatto set in his plan for conference realignment after the departures of four schools last fall. Marinatto has also said he wants to have a conference championship game. The latest addition to the Big East will help the conference boost its reputation in basketball. The Tigers have been to the NCAA Tournament 23 times and played in two national championship games. Memphis wanted to move into the Big East from Conference USA when the conference expanded in 2005, but it wasn’t included. The exit fee for Conference USA for 2013-14 is $500,000 and would also include its television rights revenue share, which is $6.13 million, according to ESPN. The exit fee for the conference will be discussed Wednesday.

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brandon weight | staff photographer BRIAN MEGILL is the lone returning starter on the Syracuse defense. With an inexperienced starting goaltender in Matt Lerman, the junior defender will be relied on heavily.

SU defense working to build chemistry, jell early in season By Ryne Gery


Without three key pieces from Syracuse’s vaunted defense last year, the new-look unit got off to a slow start during fall practice. The players needed time to jell into one unit and over time they did. Against Hofstra in the team’s first scrimmage, they got off to a slow start again, struggling to communicate through the Pride’s screens inside. But the inexperienced defense worked to fix the problem and turned in a solid performance on Sunday. “We played well, but we have to understand that offense is going to get better as the season goes on, so we have to get better, too, and still work as a team,” SU defenseman Joe Fazio said. “It’s a new group of guys.” The new group supporting starting goaltender Matt Lerman must replace four starters, including two All-Americans, from a defense that was arguably the best in the nation the last two years. Close defensemen John Lade and Tom Guadagnolo are gone along with defensive midfielder Joel White. They combined to stifle opponents time and time again throughout their careers. Only Brian Megill returns from the standout unit, making the defense an unknown heading into the season. Though the stars of the past will be hard to replace, the cast of current players, including Fazio and David Hamlin, are hungry to prove themselves as worthy replacements. Their first chance came Sunday in scrimmages against Hofstra and Le Moyne. Overall, the unit came away optimistic about its play, holding both teams to five goals in two victories for the Orange. Still, SU head coach John Desko and his players realize the defense has a long way to go this season. “We’re making some mistakes. They’re to be expected this time of year,” Desko said. “We need to improve, but I’m fairly happy with what we saw. But we’ve got to get better and get rid of some of our mistakes.” The mistakes often came as a result of miscommunication on the field. Though Hamlin said it has improved greatly since fall practice, the players are still developing that onfield chemistry that made the past Syracuse defenses great.

Hamlin said last year’s defensive players were best friends on and off the field, and he could see that come into play on game day. It’s something the current group is striving to build this season. And this year’s unit is continuing another tradition its predecessors started last season. As the defensemen try to stick together and communicate on the field, they aim to form “the forest,” to frustrate opposing offenses. “That was just all the defensemen getting their sticks up and knocking down the passes, so you can’t throw through the forest, we like to say,” Hamlin said. “So that’s just a tradition that we’re trying to hold onto.” That concept contributed to a defense that became the face of Syracuse lacrosse the last two seasons. The Orange ranked first in the nation in scoring defense in 2010 and third last season. SU also set a school record for mandown defense efficiency in 2011. Assistant coach Lelan Rogers said the cohesiveness of that group made it special. Those players trusted each other out on the field and communicated at all times. And now Hamlin, Fazio and the rest of the newcomers are trying to develop the same chemistry. “The communication and just the jelling of the defense are critical,” Rogers said. “And that’s what we’re going through right now. In the fall we did the same thing. We’re trying to mix and match and find the right guys who work well together.” With the past as a model of success, the 2012 SU defense is looking to find the right combination quickly to continue the tradition. And Fazio feels he and his teammates are well on their way to accomplishing that goal. He already describes the defense as a tightknit group that is only going to grow closer every week. And like the defense did against Hofstra on Sunday, he expects the unit to adjust and improve with every game. “As time goes on, we’re only going to get better, only going to become closer,” Fazio said. “The guys that we saw in the past, we’ve always looked up to. … They were all together as one, and we’re trying to recreate what they had.”



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Poor shooting in 1st half sinks SU in loss to No. 2 Notre Dame By Andrew Tredinnick



fter another game in which a poor half of basketball condemned Syracuse against one of the best teams in the country, Carmen Tyson-Thomas rallied her teammates to discuss what just happened. Each player agreed. The Orange players beat themselves in the first half. And after stumbling out of the gate, the bad beginning negated the fact that SU hung with the nation’s No. 2 team the rest of the way. “As a team we need to put both halves together, we have to play as a whole, as a unit, and we’ve got to do what makes us,” Tyson-Thomas said. “We have to rebound the ball, we need to get it high-low, and we know we have to do those things to put two halves together.” After a lousy first half in which Syracuse (15-10, 4-7 Big East) shot just 18.8 percent from the field, the Orange

played well against the No. 2 Fighting Irish (24-1, 11-0 Big East) for the entire second half, but it wasn’t enough. SU had already dug a 19-point hole largely due to its shooting woes that it couldn’t climb out of and fell 74-55 to Notre Dame in front of 998 in the Carrier Dome Tuesday. In the first half, the Irish neutralized SU’s frontcourt attack led by Kayla Alexander and Iasia Hemingway. Hemingway, SU’s leading scorer, was determined to attack the rim in the first half but missed on numerous close looks. Hemingway went 0-of-8 from the field in the opening half, including four missed layups. The Orange opened the game shooting just 2-of-14, allowing the Irish to take a 15-6 lead eight minutes into the game. “I give a lot of credit to Notre Dame,” Hemingway said. “They made sure they kept forcing me and


hannah blackington | contributing photographer IASIA HEMINGWAY (43) throws up a shot during SU’s 74-55 loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday. Hemingway converted just two of her 13 shots on the night, contributing to the Orange’s 29.5 field goal percentage.

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Syracuse aims to establish fast pace against patient Georgetown team By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER

C.J. Fair flashed into the middle of the St. John’s defense. He caught a pass from Kris Joseph at the free-throw line, faked left, took one dribble to his right and buried a 15-foot jumper. The next Syracuse Who: Georgetown possession Where: Carrier Dome saw Joseph When: Today, 7 p.m. attack the Channel: ESPN rim quickly after a missed shot by the Red Storm at the other end. His layup attempt before SJU was set hit nothing but the backboard, but Fab Melo was right there






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for a put-back dunk in the middle of an unorganized defense. Two trips down the floor: one for a quick-strike basket and the other a calculated effort of offensive execution. Either way, the result was the same. Points for Syracuse. “When you’re playing that style of game, it’s a little more enjoyable,” SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “I played in those types of games myself, and it’s so fun going up and down. After three brutal, grind-it-out games against Notre Dame, Cincinnati and West Virginia, the Orange finally had a chance to run and gun against St. John’s on Saturday. The


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result was 95 points on an efficient 55.7 percent shooting and a 25-point victory for SU. And perhaps most impressive for No. 2 Syracuse (23-1, 10-1 Big East) was its terrific half-court execution — a product of having already scored easy baskets in transition. Come Wednesday against No. 12 Georgetown (18-4, 8-3 Big East) in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m., the Orange will try to dictate tempo and push the ball against a team that favors a much slower pace. Part of Saturday’s pedal-to-themetal pace was a product of St. John’s desire to play fast. Like Syracuse, the Red Storm prefers going up and down



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the court for quick baskets. But Wednesday’s game is truly a clash of opposites. The Orange ranks first in the Big East in points per game with 78.1. Georgetown ranks first in the Big East in scoring defense, yielding a mere 58.6 points per game. “We played our style of game today,” Fair said after the win over St. John’s. “We can switch it up, but we like to get out and run and score a lot. Today we got like 90-something, so that was a good job.” The 95 points scored by the Orange on Saturday was its second-highest point total of the season. And it came after three games in which it failed to



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top 63 points. Syracuse was 2-1 during that stretch. Thus, Wednesday’s game becomes a battle of will. More specifically, which team can impose its style of play on the other. Waiters said after the game Saturday that getting up and down the floor was a nice change of pace for Syracuse. Notre Dame and Cincinnati both ran burn offenses against the Orange, taking the shot clock down under 10 seconds on nearly every possession. The former spells fun. The latter spells frustration and SU’s only loss of the season.




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