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Community connections An alumni alliance supports

Keeping commitments SA should pass a bill that

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Rap it up Rapper Murs

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The dream savior Hakim Warrick is 10 years removed

Workout warrior Shamarko Thomas turned heads

from the 2003 national championship. The Daily Orange caught up with him to recall his Orange days. Page 20

at the NFL combine Tuesday, running up a 4.42 40-yard dash.

SU unveils practice facility plans By David Wilson ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

Construction on a new $17 million indoor practice center will begin later this year, SU Athletics announced in a press release Tuesday. The football team will be the primary tenants of the 87,000-square foot facility, but all athletic programs will utilize the center. “This practice center will give our football program, and our other programs, the opportunity to prepare, practice and play amongst the best in the nation, while providing the best possible environment for the development of all of our special student-athletes,” Athletic Director Daryl Gross said in the release. In the release, Gross compared the potential effect of the new facility to the effect the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center has had on SU’s basketball programs. The facility will be built at the site currently occupied by the Joseph Vielbig Outdoor Track Stadium. The displacement also means a new track facility will be built on South Campus, merging with the current site used for field events. The center’s construction represents the fourth phase of improvements being made to the Orange’s football facilities. Syracuse previously renovated the football wing at Manley Field House, renovated the sports medicine center and built a new strength and conditioning facility and practice fields. “This commitment will give our student-athletes a first-rate complex to utilize as we move to the ACC and compete for championships,” football coach Scott Shafer said in the release. “With our outstanding staff, this building puts us on par or ahead of our competitors in the new league, and will attract and help us develop the kind of outstanding citizens and student-athletes required to win at this level.” @DBWilson2

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Students call for open dialogue on race issues By Debbie Truong ENTERPRISE EDITOR

Surrounded by the same ivory walls and well-worn pews, they mirrored generations of students that preceded them. “You, tonight, stand on the shoulders of those thousands upon thousands of students who have sat and voiced their concerns, like yours, right in this very space,” Hendricks Chapel Dean Tiffany Steinwert reminded the audience, which, on this night, nearly filled the chapel’s lower level.


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Under the same domed ceiling of Hendricks that housed discussions on war, civil rights, poverty and gender in decades past, the conversation Tuesday turned to diversity at Syracuse University. The nearly two-and-a-half-hour event, titled “Healing the Scars,” served as a forum for students to air concerns about diversity issues, including selfsegregation, professors tokenizing minority students and a general feeling of discomfort among students about race and other diversity-related issues



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campus briefs • Syracuse University Department of Public Safety officers arrested an individual for burglary, grand larceny and other violations of the New York State Penal Law early Tuesday morning. The individual was arrested after he stole two laptop computers in E.S. Bird Library at about 2:15 a.m. DPS officers arrested the individual within minutes of the incident and booked him into jail. He is currently being investigated for links to other recent larcenies on Main Campus. In the public safety update email sent to all students Tuesday afternoon to announce the arrest, DPS officials reminded SU community members to not leave property unattended at any time. • SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor will speak at Le Moyne College’s 63rd commencement ceremony on May 19. Cantor is recognized for her leadership in developing connections between SU and the city of Syracuse in key areas such as environmental sustainability, art and design, neighborhood and cultural entrepreneurship, and urban school reform. Also at the commencement, honorary degrees of doctor of humane letters will be awarded to Le Moyne alumni Thomas Young and Peter Major, according to a Tuesday Le Moyne College news release. • SU launched a new website to provide information on accessibility, disability services, accommodations and other programs related to disability at SU. The website, called Accessible SU, is designed to be used by a variety of people, including SU faculty, staff, students, visitors and prospective students. In addition to providing information, the site features a form that allows users to report concerns or suggestions about disability access. The site also features campus institutions and student organizations related to disability, such as the Burton Blatt Institute, the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, the Disability Law Society and the Disability Student Union, according to a Tuesday SU News release. • The Himan Brown Charitable Trust of New York City has gifted the School of Education $1 million. The money, which is to be used in the next five years to further develop global education programs and support students who study abroad, was awarded in honor of Corinne Smith, a professor and coordinator of global outreach activities at the School of Education. The money will provide scholarships for students to participate in study abroad programs exclusive to School of Education students, according to a Feb. 21 SU News release. — Compiled by Jessica Iannetta and Nicki Gorny, assistant news editors, jliannet@syr. edu,

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Honoring a life

The flag outside of Hendricks Chapel flies at half-mast on Tuesday to honor Jason Morales, a senior sport management major at SU who died early Saturday morning after being hit by a car in New York City. Morales, who is originally from Brooklyn, was active in the Phi Iota Alpha fraternity on campus. Prior to his death, he was in New York City interning for the St. John’s University athletic department. During his time at nearby Onondaga Community College, he helped found the club football team and served as head coach during its first season in fall 2011.

Landmark Theatre board chooses next director By Chris McPherson Contributing Writer

The Landmark Theatre’s Board of Trustees unanimously chose its new executive director. Thomas Kazmierczak will become director of the Syracuse theater. Kazmierczak’s extensive experience in theater management, as well as working with unions and technical companies put him at the top of the list, said James Albanese, board president. He added that Kazmierczak has

“Within seconds, I was completely sold by the community and building. I always wanted to run a theater that could accommodate big Broadway shows.” Thomas Kazmierczak

future director of L andmark Theatre

put on a number of different performances, and has even worked as a producer and fundraiser. Kazmierczak will succeed current

executive director Denise DiRienzo, who worked at the Landmark Theatre for 13 years. DiRienzo decided to step down to focus on teaching at the State

University of New York at Oswego, Albanese said. “I’m ready to add my own energy, excitement and creativity to theatre,” Kazmierczak said. “I want to capitalize on what Denise has done.” Albanese said the board narrowed its search down to three candidates out of about 20 resumes it received from across the country, submitted through the League of Historic American Theatres. “We got applications from all

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Alliance helps connect LGBTQ students, alumni By Jen Bundy Staff Writer

This past Thursday, the Syracuse University LGBTQ Alumni Alliance hosted its first official launch event in Boston. The SU LGBTQ Alumni Alliance

aims to create a connection with the university, as well as advocate and support the policies and initiatives involving diversity and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, faculty, staff and alumni,

according to the group’s official mission statement. The alliance is the brainchild of Robert Mitchell, who is currently the vice president of the SU Alumni Association. Some specific goals of the alli-

ance include using Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to create an online presence with alumni; raising awareness using programming; holding fundraising events; and connecting

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Fear of sequestration resulting in weakened military irrational; spending will still grow


nce again, our government is irrationally manipulating the fear of the American public. This time, it’s for sequestration. As is always true in cases of fear mongering, the deception is part of a much bigger issue. Sequestration, or automatic federal budget cuts, will take effect March 1 if a deal to reduce spending is not reached before then. While these cuts are relatively miniscule, much of the furor is due to half of these cuts coming from defense spending. While President Barack Obama and Congress agreed on this measure in 2011, the president is now calling the proposed defense cuts “deeply devastating,” and politicians from both parties are following suit. Perhaps the most outspoken on the issue have been U.S. Department of Defense officials. Earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta went as far as to say that as a result of sequestration, the United States would become a “second-rate power.” To understand the irrationality of such remarks is to understand the deliberate fear mongering taking place.

If the sequester does happen, defense spending would still grow by 2.4 percent annually for the next decade, despite the fact the United States already spends more on defense than the next 17 nations combined, the vast majority of which are allies. As for the troops, there are provisions in the sequester that protect their pay and benefits. We are a nation heavily burdened by debt, with politicians who acknowledge a spending problem and pay lip service to fixing it. So what can possibly justify their refusal to slow down the growth rate in an area that has already grown to levels unattainable to the rest of the world? One must only follow the dollars. It is common practice for defense contractors to strategically maintain relationships with members of Congress who can best lobby for the company’s interests. For example, Lockheed Martin, the biggest recipient of lucrative contracts from the Pentagon, is also the biggest campaign contributor to Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chair of the House Armed Services Committee. One may find institutions, called think tanks, funded by the same defense contractors and Fortune 500 companies that fund many


the last free american campaigns, advocating policies that lead to giant profits for the contractors and companies. One of the bigger think tanks, The Brookings Institution, submitted a policy report in 2009 called, “Which Path to Persia?,” a blueprint for initiating conflict with Iran. U.S. actions toward Iran have closely mirrored many aspects of this policy. Of course, one may discover various members of Congress, as well as other politicians, who profit from wars through their connections with companies that receive contracts. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who sat on the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee during the Iraq War, helped land two contracts, together worth more than a billion dollars, for her husband’s companies. This fusion between the armed forces,

corporations and Congress was identified as a threat to democracy by President Dwight Eisenhower, who warned of this “militaryindustrial complex” during the Cold War. Today, after adjusting for inflation, we spend more on defense than we did on average during the Cold War, when the enemy spent just as much as we did and was an existential threat. It has been the task of the perpetrators of this “military industrial complex” to justify such spending – and war – by convincing Americans the modest threats we face are existential ones. While the country’s elite get richer from war and giant defense budgets, what about the rest of us? The struggling taxpayers who fund the operation, as well as America’s sons and daughters who fight the wars, see neither peace nor prosperity. As Eisenhower said, “security and liberty may prosper together,” only with an “alert and knowledgeable citizenry.” It’s about time we start paying attention, and stop giving in to fear. Nick Smith is a junior broadcast and digital journalism major. His column appears weekly. He can been reached at and followed on Twitter at @Nick_X_Smith.

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Readers should appreciate Sports Illustrated for article quality, not swimsuit edition


ports Illustrated published its first swimsuit edition in 1964. Since then, its annually released issue has become iconic in American culture. Every year, the anticipation

grows further, with fans wondering what the magazine will do to top previous editions. This year, the swimsuit issue generated so much buzz prior to its release that the front


refuse to be labeled page leaked early. Wearing a tiny, cleavagebaring winter coat and barely there bikini bottoms, Kate Upton graces the cover for the second year in a row. Time Warner, owner of Sports Illustrated, counts on the magazine to bring profit in a time when digital media is taking over print. Though the February issue seems to be tailored specifically to a male audience, research done by the magazine shows an estimated 18 million readers of the swimsuit edition are women. In an attempt to reach out to these female readers, Sports Illustrated included a new feature in this year’s edition. The “Secrets of Swimsuit” section targets its female audience with tips on how to get sexy beach appeal. The magazine gives advice on how to achieve the looks of supermodels. Instead of letting the general female population accept they will never resemble what they see in the magazines, Sports Illustrated suggests that if we just try hard enough, we can do it. It would take more than a little homemade makeover to recreate the contents of this month’s issue. But according to M.J. Day, editor of the swimsuit edition, the tips were all things “everyday beautiful women can do at home.” Right. She made the mistake of using “everyday beautiful” to describe the entire female population. It is expected for women to be beautiful, or at least want to be. She seems to suggest that if a woman is not generically attractive, she should work on her appearance until she’s

reached some level of compromise. In terms of beauty, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is a cultural rulebook on female sexuality. It is hard not to compare when looking at such magazines and models in the media. The swimsuit issue was made for men, so logically, from a female standpoint, it must be the epitome of what men want. Sports Illustrated may rely on their February issue for revenue and press, but they shouldn’t. The magazine is well respected otherwise, and has gained recognition for the more serious issues it covers. It has produced noted articles, like this January’s issue discussing head trauma in football. Monthly articles like this are the reason for the success of Sports Illustrated. This magazine is trusted in the athletic world, and is better than its competition because of the quality of its content. Though the swimsuit edition is popular among its followers, it has absolutely nothing to do with what the magazine represents. It started in order to distinguish the magazine during the winter months when sports news was limited. But now that the publication is well-established, it no longer needs to depend on the swimsuit issue to carry it through. Tradition is a great American value, and this argument doesn’t end with a list of reasons why the February issue should no longer exist. But it does exemplify the reliability the media industry has on sexuality as a commodity. This year marks the swimsuit edition’s 49th year. Its popularity has only increased during that span, and fans can’t get enough. Competitive sports and beautiful women are embedded in American culture – Sports Illustrated just figured that out earlier than most. Paris Bethel is a sophomore advertising major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at


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Framing fossil fuel divestment with social injustices imperative


nvironmental activists often focus on bringing justice to aspects of our world that don’t have a voice, such as air, water or precious animals. But when issue framing does not include humanity, environmental injustices fail to resonate with the general population. This past weekend, four students from the Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign traveled to talk about climate change, non-renewable resources and the role of colleges and universities at the Power Up! Fossil Fuel Students Convergence in Swarthmore, Pa. At this convergence, students from across North America met with their eyes on the prize of divestment, or the act of retracting money from particular investments. In this case, it is to divest college money from the fossil fuel industry, a goal that has swept college students from across the country into action. While many campaigns have focused on climate change’s effects and the economic benefits of divestment, Power Up! was unique. The organizers framed divestment as a social justice issue, which is not unlike the call for divestment in apartheid-ridden South African industries in the 1980s. Successful framing is a key portion of any campaign. It is a tool to open up the world to the multifaceted sides of an issue while appealing to a larger audience of mixed mindsets. It is not a way to skew issues, but instead reach out to those that think differently from each other. Framing environmental issues in social justice does this by attracting more individuals to work toward the same goal. People are getting sick, literally and metaphorically, of being controlled by the fossil fuel industry, as social injustices range from human health impacts to economic effects. These specific social injustices fall into the

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21st-century tree hugger category of the overall environmental justice movement – a mixing of the civil rights, environmental and non-toxic movements of the 20th century. For three days at the Power Up! conference, our group heard story after story about the people affected by environmental injustice, told by the people themselves. We heard of Pennsylvania town Chester’s struggles with pollution and waste industries, where its human health and local economy has experienced a devastating blow. We heard of the Canadians’ fight against tar sands and oil industries on their ancestral home, where traditions are overlooked and again, human health is crippled. We heard of big coal in West Virginia and big oil in the Gulf Coast. These stories are not new and not singular to any one place or people. A countless number of Americans and people across the globe are negatively affected by fossil fuel industries every day through a variety of ways, including downturned economies and health. Divestment is a movement of solidarity to bring those people out of the effects’ front lines and into the forefront of our minds as a society. To bring justice to these people, to our world, and to reach the goal of divestment, issue framing is imperative. We must reach out to every mindset by framing the points of the argument. Coupled with consistent action and not giving up the fight, activists have a better chance at making a better tomorrow.

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Bill enforcing attendance should be passed Student Association Parliamentarian Ben Jones introduced a bill at Monday’s meeting that aims to make attendance mandatory for all representatives at each of their committee and board meetings. The assembly members should approve the bill at the next Monday meeting. Members now receive demerits for unexcused absences from general assembly meetings and primary committee meetings. Every representative is required to join one primary committee, such as Student Life or Academic Affairs, but they have the option of joining secondary boards and committees as well. This bill would make it mandatory for representatives to be pres-

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EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board ent at all meetings of committees on which they have pledged to serve, not just the general assembly weekly meeting and their primary committee’s meeting. SA members willingly joined the organization with a goal to represent the SU student body. These individuals should honor their commitments and have a personal desire to go to all committee meetings they are expected to attend, without official legislation ensuring this. The passage of this bill may discourage some members from participating in the organiza-

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at SU. The event was co-sponsored by Hendricks and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The event was born from sophomore Ronald Taylor’s observations of self-imposed social barriers on campus. “There really was no interaction among races,” Taylor said in an interview before the event. “There were events that tried to encourage it, but they were so poorly attended. I just felt pressing issues regarding race, and not just race, but just diversity in general, on this campus weren’t being had.” Taylor’s observations morphed into Tuesday’s panel, which featured panelists Abi Zambrana of La L.U.C.H.A., an organization dedicated to Latino undergraduate students; Allie Curtis, Student Association president; Angel Arroyo, president of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations; Kavell Brown, a freshman civil engineering student;

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Clinkscales used the responses to demonstrate the demographic involved in campus discussions on diversity. “Who is listening to these conversations? We are the diverse students on campus speaking to the diverse students on campus,” she said, to a wild applause and cheers. Clinkscales emphasized the importance of personal accountability. Returning home and watching television shows that perpetuate negative stereotypes or “tell me how bad I look” neglects that responsibility, she said. “We need to point the finger at ourselves first,” Clinkscales urged. After cycling through questions written on index cards from audience members, Dean Steinwert posed her final question of the night to all in attendance, asking how they would address the issue of better diversifying the campus. A few students lined two aisles and waited to speak into the microphone, with many disobeying the one-sentence limit imposed by Steinwert. Here is a sample of some of the

“You look around, it’s very diverse, but naturally you go to where you fit in. I think that can lead to segregation. Adding a bigger group of diverse students, you’re enhancing that. It’s self segregation and it happens outside this campus.” Abi Zambrana PANELIST

and Whitney Clinkscales, vice president of the National Pan-Hellenic Executive Board. The panelists fielded an array of questions from Steinwert and audience members. Each acknowledged that racial divisions exist among the university population, and greater interaction across groups would enhance students’ learning experiences at the university. Self-segregation often results from a natural tendency to retreat to the comfortable and familiar, said panelist Zambrana. But reverting to that familiarity also has broaderreaching consequences, she said. “You look around, it’s very diverse, but naturally, you go to where you fit in,” Zambrana said. “I think that can lead to segregation. Adding a bigger group of diverse students, you’re enhancing that. It’s self-segregation and it happens outside this campus.” Zambrana pinpointed multiple misconceptions she said minority students face on campus. When discussing race-related issues in class, there’s an expectation for minority students to speak on behalf of the minority group to which they belong, as some professors and students “assume that you’re a representative of that color,” she said. Additionally, Zambrana said she took issue with being identified as “Spanish.” “I speak Spanish but I’m not Spanish,” said Zambrana, who prefers to identify as Latina. While Zambrana said those who identify her as Spanish generally do so because of a lack of knowledge or understanding, students should be open to outright asking how a person would like to be identified. One of the night’s more poignant messages came from Clinkscales, vice president of the National Pan-Hellenic Executive Board. “Raise your hand if you consider yourself a minority,” Clinkscales directed. A sea of arms shot up. Reversing the question, Clinkscales asked who in the crowd considered themselves part of the majority. Far fewer hands were raised.

responses: “I need the university to make me feel safe as a black career woman.” “We know that diversity exists in this institution. What is the university doing to implement and support the diversity it already has?” “We can’t say that we don’t see color, that we don’t see gender.” “To be taken seriously, we have to step back and really set ourselves apart and look at the conversation without too much emotion.” “I feel like we became so comfortable in our states that we became afraid.” Karina Avila, a senior public health major, generated one of the most boisterous responses after her time at the microphone, as a trail of applause followed her to her seat. Avila, who is Mexican, said she takes offense to “fiesta-” themed parties thrown by students. “My Mexican culture is not a costume for anyone to wear, if you’re not respecting it and you’re not understanding the history and significance behind a certain clothing,” she said. The event was not without criticism, as some attendees criticized the lack of university administration in attendance via Twitter. Sophomore Minji Hwang spoke as an audience member and criticized the lack of diversity among panelists. Taylor, the event organizer, responded to Hwang’s concern, and said that of the approximately 300 student organizations he reached out to for the event, 10 responded. Building off of Tuesday’s event, Taylor said he’s in the process of arranging a sit-in at the Schine Student Center, where attendees would be dressed in coordinated white shirts. “If you have the audacity to stop the bigotry of hatred and low expectations, work with me, join me,” Taylor said, where he ended the event to a standing ovation. @debbietruong

drew osumi | contributing photographer The Landmark Theatre, at 362 S. Salina St., is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theater’s Board of Trustees recently unanimously chose a new director.


over: Texas, California, Ohio, Arizona and even some locals,” Albanese said. “We were looking for someone with educational background and also management experience in their job background.” Kazmierczak will be leaving his position as the executive director of The Sandusky State Theatre in Sandusky, Ohio. But, having grown up near Buffalo, N.Y., he’s familiar with the area. His wife also studied at Syracuse University at one point. He said he is excited to start as director of the Landmark Theatre. “Within seconds, I was completely sold by the community and building,” Kazmierczak said. “I always wanted to run a theater that could accommodate big Broadway shows.” Kazmierczak said he hopes to hit the ground running as soon as he gets to Syracuse. He said he first wants to meet with his staff and do a “swap analysis” to identify strengths and weaknesses. He also said he plans to explore the operations of the theater and community, and focus on additional programming by increasing events such as weddings, celebrations and parties at the venue. “I want to work on more holiday and Christ-

mas programs,” Kazmierczak said. “I did a lot of destination packages here in Ohio, and hope to bring that to Syracuse.” Kazmierczak said he hopes to use his background in cultural tourism to create a multitude of event packages and bring more group tourism to Syracuse. “It’s not about just selling the theater, but the community surrounding the theater,” he said. Kazmierczak will also lead fundraising, and wants to heavily focus on filling more seats by adding more events. The main priority now is maximizing the recent renovations in the theater. Mary Kate Hartmann, development director of the Landmark Theatre, said the staff is excited for Kazmierczak to arrive. “We are looking forward to him being here,” Hartmann said. Kazmierczak said he fell in love with theater at a young age, when his aunt took him to a performance of “Cats.” He made his directorial debut at the age of 16, when he worked as the director of his community theater group, Cheektowaga Youth Players. Recently, a family friend contacted Kazmierczak to congratulate him on the new job. “‘I remember when you were in the ninth grade,’” Kazmierczak recalled the friend saying, “‘It’s good see your dream has come true.’”

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Changing course Syracuse could host research program on flying drones in commercial airspace

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WHAT IS A DRONE? Drones, formally called unmanned aerial vehicles, are remote-control powered planes. UAVs are specifically used for intelligence surveillance and investigation. UAVs are used to study information that’s required to design operational plans and tactics. Currently, the U.S. military is trying to expand on the possible uses for drones, specifically regarding American business and as potential warfighters, according to

Different types of UAVs

• Target and decoy: Provides ground and aerial gunnery


Unmanned flight drones could soon be coming to Syracuse as a part of a plan to integrate the drones into commercial airspace. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, have been seen as a controversial new technology for their lack of regulation and transparency in military use, but researchers believe the remotecontrolled planes could have many commercial functions. Farmers have suggested using remotecontrolled planes to manage crops. FedEx Corp., UPS Inc. and other delivery companies have shown interest in using drones to send packages, and journalists have discussed covering stories with drones by flying them in public airspace. On Feb. 14, the Federal Aviation Administration announced its plan to select six sites across the country to host a research program focused on introducing f light drones to commercial airspace. Syracuse might become one of these sites through the work

of the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance. The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity, a company based in Syracuse, and the Massachusetts company MassDevelopment lead the NUAIR Alliance. Officials believe Syracuse is a prime location for a testing site for commercial f light drones because of the city’s diverse climate, said Robert Knauff, NUAIR Alliance’s chief operating officer. “Most of these aircrafts are very sensitive to adverse weather,” Knauff said. “But the reality is, to safely integrate them into the national airspace, it’s important they can adjust to all climates. We can bring the ice, the snow and the rain to test these UAVs.” The research site is expected to test for collision avoidance, and introduce these unmanned flight drones into open and commercial airspace. Tests would look for issues dealing with unpredictable situations and control systems involving the UAVs. “A computer will always outf ly any human being on the planet,” said Dick Gif-

ford, Oneida County aviation commissioner. “But at this stage, they don’t have the experience or the judgment a human pilot would have. The first thing that comes to mind is how a UAV operator would avoid a collision with man-made and naturally occurring obstacles in an open airspace.” NUAIR Alliance officials predict UAV testing could bring 23,000 related jobs and attract billions in investment for the state, according to a Feb. 21 NUAIR Alliance news release. Multiple universities in the area, such as the Rochester Institute of Technology, Cornell University and Syracuse University, have devoted research to the new devices, said Agamemnon Crassidis, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at RIT and the lead academic on NUAIR Alliance’s proposal. Syracuse is no stranger to flight drones, as it is the headquarters of the 174th Fighter Wing of the New York Air National Guard, which holds and operates several MQ-9 Reaper drones. Knauff, who is in charge of the NUAIR Alliance and a former commander of the 174th Fighter Wing, said he believes the area is technologically equipped

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to handle these tests. The FAA is set to select the six sites by the end of 2013, according to the NUAIR Alliance release. Knauff said the technological base in Syracuse provides a great advantage for testing in the city. Companies such as Saab Sensis and the Syracuse Research Corporation are already working on UAV testing and trying to integrate drones into commercial airspace. Said Knauff: “Testing these things require a fair amount of software and technology, both of which we’ve got square in Syracuse.”

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Record-setting ocean rower Roz Savage will speak to the Syracuse University community Wednesday about her insights on life purpose, motivation, spirituality and sustainability. Savage, who holds four world records for Where: Hendricks Chapel ocean rowWhen: Today, 7:30 p.m. ing, will How much: Free speak in Hend ricks Chapel at 7:30 p.m. as a part of SU’s University Lectures series. The lecture, called “The Human Condition: An Ocean Rower’s Perspective” is free and open to the public. The sport management program in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics is co-sponsoring the event. Savage left her career as a management consultant in London to become the first woman to row across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. National Geographic named her the 2010 Adventurer of the Year, and she is involved in

The Human Condition: an Ocean Rower’s Perspective

WHO IS SYRACUSE? Who is Syracuse? You tell us. The Daily Orange is putting together a series of profiles highlighting individuals who exemplify the Syracuse University community. These individuals, nominated by you, will be chosen based on the effect they have on the SU community and what the SU community means to them. Is it an individual who works to provide for the SU community every day and should be noticed for it? Is it someone who breathes and bleeds Syracuse spirit? Fill out the form online to nominate an individual you think answers the question of Who is Syracuse. Everyone — students, faculty, staff, community members and more — is eligible. The form will be open for nominations from Feb. 17March 17, and individuals will be chosen by The Daily Orange editors soon after. The series, “Who is Syracuse,” will be published in The Daily Orange in April. Please contact with any questions.

various environmental organizations, according to a Feb. 18 SU News release. “I hope students learn from her story,” said Kate Veley, events and alumni manager for Falk. “She went from someone behind a desk to someone who’s done something no one else has.” Esther Gray, coordinator for University Lectures, said she decided to add Savage to the series at the recommendation of a colleague from another university. Gray was impressed that Savage rowed solo across three oceans, she said, and the more she learned, the more she thought Savage would interest students. Savage’s rowing experience will impress more than just athletes, Gray said. Engineering students have expressed interest in her rowboat, curious about its design and how it fits all of Savage’s gear. Business students want to learn how she marketed herself and found sponsors after walking away from her career. Savage’s work to end the use of plastic bottles appeals to environmentalists, she said. “She has so much to teach us, and I, for one, can’t wait to hear what she has to say,” Gray said. Like Gray, Carli Flynn, a doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering, said she’s excited to hear Savage speak. Flynn said she thinks students will be able to relate to Savage’s story on both a personal and

professional level. “I think students will take away a big picture to overcome adversity and challenge themselves to do something that is their dream,” Flynn said. “It’s about trying to achieve something that has a bigger purpose than just your career path or something you’re stuck doing.” Savage, who works to draw attention to environmental issues in the ocean, will speak to a city with its own ties to rowing. Syracuse used to host the largest collegiate regatta in the country, Justin Moore, head coach of the women’s rowing team, said in an email. The regatta was canceled in 1994 due to excessive pollution in Onondaga Lake, which was once considered the most polluted lake in America. “We have our own history that involves rowing, water and pollution,” he said. Sharon Alestalo, program manager for Women in Science and Engineering at SU, said Savage exemplifies someone who took action to make her dreams come to fruition. She said she thinks students can learn a lot from Savage’s decision to embark on such a unique path. Said Alestalo: “To do such a non-traditional thing for any working adult, especially a woman, is important for all of our students on campus to see and understand.”


launch event in Boston, adding the feedback was “very positive.” Future plans include holding similar events for the SU LGBTQ Alumni Alliance across the country in areas such as Chicago and Los Angeles, Murray said. But the main focus right now is forming a core structure of leadership within the group in order to expand, he said.


directly with SU LGBTQ students through mentoring or partnering with the LGBT Resource Center on campus, Mitchell said. Mitchell currently works at Harvard University in Diversity Relations and Communications, which assists campus groups such as the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus, he said. “It made me wonder about Syracuse University and why we didn’t have a similar group,” Mitchell said. After some investigating, Mitchell said he found many colleges and universities similar to SU have alumni organizations focused on the LGBTQ community. This motivated him to write a proposal to create an alumni group at SU that specifically affects the LGBTQ community and its allies, he said. Mitchell presented the proposal to the SU Alumni Association Board last August, where it was overwhelmingly approved. “As a member of the Alumni Association Board, it is very important to me that alumni try to create an environment that is open and welcome to everyone,” he said. “I am thrilled the university and the alumni have embraced this.” To spread the word about the new alliance and its events, the SU LGBTQ Alumni Alliance reached out to SU’s Division of Advancement and External Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations to coordinate the outreach strategy, said David Murray, executive director of special campaigns and initiatives at SU. The office coordinates with any group that approaches it, he said, but the office was very excited about helping the LGBTQ community, particularly since several staff members are a part of the community. The office sent thousands of emails to every alumnus in its database living in the Boston area for their first event, Murray said. Murray said about 40-50 people attended the

“As a member of the Alumni Association Board it is very important to me that alumni try to create an environment that is open and welcome to everyone. I am thrilled the university and the alumni has embraced this.” Robert Mitchell


“Over next year we can find a core group of people to make the LGBTQ Alumni Alliance stronger,” Murray said. “A steering group would then be able to set goals and challenges.” This alliance is an opportunity to continue and improve the LGBTQ community within the SU network, he said. “The most important thing is that we really recognize how much better we are when alumni step up and contribute,” he said. “When alumni have a vision, the entire university is better.”


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A four-part series exploring the role of spirituality PL CE in the lives of Syracuse University students forFAITH PART 3 OF 4



Nazia Islam, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, is co-president of the Interfaith Alliance. Leah Nussbaum, a sophomore policy studies and selective studies in education major, is the other copresident. The Interfaith Alliance works with Hendricks Chapel on a regular basis.

Vast spiritual opportunities lie within campus chapel; Hendricks illuminates need for diversity


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iffany Steinwert grew up in a working-class family in Cincinnati that stressed the importance of the acceptance of others. Steinwert’s mother worked on weekends, so her grandmother would come over and watch old movies with her. When they watched “Frankenstein,” they’d root for him. “See how Frankenstein is mis-

understood?” her grandmother said. “See how Frankenstein is really a good soul, but people have not gotten to know Frankenstein?” Steinwert learned from her grandmother what it means to cheer for the underdogs. She said good people in the world look out for those left behind and “bring them into the circle.” Today, Steinwert is the dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University. The chapel has always worked to facilitate diversity

among students on campus. It’s a place of worship for any religious group, and a general gathering place for students to discuss spiritual, social, cultural or any other topics as they discover their personal identities. Steinwert said Hendricks is a place for people to come when they need someone to talk to about what they believe in, and to discuss shared values for a common purpose. She has brought this philosophy



Murs performs at Westcott By Alfred Ng STAFF WRITER

joshuah romero | contributing photographer MURS, an indie-rap star hailing from Los Angeles, performs at The Westcott Theater on Tuesday. Murs headlined the show, featuring several opening acts: ToTs, Prof, Badlands Booker, Fashawn, and Curtiss King and Noa James, a rap duo hailing from the West Coast.

Between “making underground raw s**t” and “making the universe recognize and submit,” Murs brought his West Coast-inf luenced underground rap to the Westcott Theater in Syracuse. The indie-rap darling made a stop on his cross-country “Road to Paid Dues” tour, bringing his Californiaconscientious rapping style to his first performance in Syracuse on Tuesday night with a smooth flow, clever lyrics and laidback beats. Westcott doors opened at 7 p.m. to a sea of hoodies and snapbacks, the classic California rap-fan uniform. The show opened with a performance by ToTs, a local Syracuse rapper whose lyrics revolve around potatoes. With a humorous flow and clever punchlines meshed into his lyrics, the self-proclaimed “potato rap pioneer” rapped about the food in all


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its forms: fried, baked, mashed — any way you could make it, he would rap it. “Murs is a great inspiration. I remember hearing a Murs track where he was rapping about Saturday morning cartoons and breakfast and I thought, ‘I could rap about potatoes,’” ToTs said. “I never imagined in a million years that I would be able to fool around and rap about potatoes, and end up opening for Murs.” He was later accompanied on stage by Badlands Booker, a competitive eater and part-time rapper from New York City, known for compet-

“I’m like a decade younger than Murs, but I have the same love that he does for the culture. I’m honored to be able to work with someone of his caliber.” Fashawn





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ing in the famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest every year on July 4. “I love working with ToTs. We have a great song together called ‘Sack of Potatoes,’ and it’s just such a great vibe. It’s all about fun,” said Booker, who frequently visits Syracuse for the city’s potato-eating challenge. As a rapper from Syracuse, ToTs found himself surrounded by family and fans in the audience, who came out to support his starch-

joshuah romero | contributing photographer TOTS, a local Syracuse rapper, takes the stage at The Westcott Theater as an opening act for Murs on Tuesday evening. ToTs is known for spitting rhymes about potatoes. studded performance. A childhood friend of the rapper who attended the concert, Julie Ondrako, said Tots is a local celebrity the community continually supports because of his great personality. “His songs are hysterical,” Ondrako said. “He’s probably one of the most clever people I’ve ever met.” Following ToTs was Curtiss King and Noa James, a rap duo from California that Murs selected to open for the show. With their 90s-inf luenced rapping style, mixed with modern slang, the two came on stage and delivered rhymes that would make anyone proud to be a 90s kid.

King, dressed in a multi-colored neon starter jacket and topped with a “Kid ‘n Play” hairstyle, mentioned his love for the 90s, even going so far as to make a mixtape from the classic Saturday night Nickelodeon program, “Snick @ Nite.” The duo’s lyrics demonstrated a yearning for the days of yesteryear with rhymes like, “Who in the hell in 2013 would dress like me? If you see someone in the club rocking a polo yelling YOLO, you know he’s not with me!” The third opening act was California rapper Fashawn, who worked with Murs on a recent collaboration album, “This Generation,” which was released last September. Fashawn carried a non-stop, fast-paced flow throughout his entire performance, rapping over energetic beats with a hard-hitting style. “I’m like a decade younger than Murs, but I have the same love that he does for the culture,” he said. “I’m honored to be able to work with someone of his caliber.” After Fashawn, a rapper named Prof came on stage, a high-energy party rapper from the emerging rap scene in Minnesota. With a crowd of hip-hop fans on their feet for Murs, the rapper stepped on stage and opened with the crowd-pumping “Lookin’ Fly,” proceeding to captivate the audience with his trademark catchphrase and theme song, “Whatuptho?” Murs demonstrated an energetic stage presence from the second he walked out, commanding the crowd with his call-and-response lyrics and dynamic storytelling. In “’67 Cutlass,” he tells a humorous story of accidentally tripping a cop and disaster ensuing. He also told dramatic tales of growing up in the dangerous city of Los Angeles and selling drugs in “H-U-S-T-L-E.” Through his performance, Murs delivered a celebration of California big enough to make Syracuse seem radiant.

UP NEXT What’s coming up at the Westcott: Turkuaz, a funk and rock band from Brooklyn, will perform at 8 .pm. Thursday, Feb. 28. Conehead Buddha and the Monk will be the opening acts. Doors open at 7 p.m. On Friday, March 1, Dopapod will take the stage with openers the Manhattan Project and the Greys. Dopapod is an experimental band in the purest form – they are open to any style and genre. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m.

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508 Westcott St. (315) 424-8828 Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundaynoon-11 p.m. Atmosphere: 3.5 Service: 3.5 Distance: 4 Taste: 3 Price: 2.5 Rating: 3/5 chilies

allen chiu | staff photographer The dragon roll offered at Asahi, a sushi restaurant on Westcott Street, contained an unsatisfactory eel-to-avocado ratio.

Below the By Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm



ushi has always been my favorite food. I’d opt for a piece of sashimi over a slice of pizza any day, so I was thrilled upon finding out a new sushi restaurant was opening just a mile or so away from Syracuse University. Asahi, located at 508 Westcott St., recently opened its doors Feb. 19. The restaurant specializes in “conveyor belt” sushi, which allows diners to choose from freshly made options as they rotate past, including maki, sashimi and hand rolls. Diners can also bypass the conveyor belt and order off of the menu, featuring rolls, teriyaki, hibachi and noodles. Upon entering Asahi, the restaurant was inviting and, although there were not many people there, the conveyor belt in the center added excitement. Things seemed promising. The peppy waitress directed us politely to seats of our choosing. She remained attentive throughout the meal, stopping by frequently to refill water glasses and ask the quintessential, “How’s everything going?” We chose to sit in a booth, which allows access to the conveyor belt and view of the chef, though you can also sit at a table or the less formal bar. The thing about Asahi is that eating solely from the conveyor belt isn’t cheap. The portions on the plates are tiny, usually three maki pieces or one to two sashimi pieces, so you either have to plan on spending a lot or don’t go there hungry in the first place. A dish’s price corresponds with the color plate it’s on. At Asahi, yellow is $2.50, orange


$3.50, red $4.75, purple $5.75, blue $6.75 and black $7.50. Unfortunately, only a few yellow plates rotated around while we were there. Most of the plates were red, purple and blue. Ordering off of the menu gives you more bang for your buck, so that’s exactly what we did. First up: seaweed salad, $4.95. Seaweed salad goes with a sushi meal like butter on toast, and it’s supposed to be packed with umami flavor. Unfortunately, Asahi’s version fell short and was one of the least flavorful seaweed salads I’ve ever had. Grocery store versions have been better. The typical flavors of soy, sesame and rice vinegar were muted and barely distinguishable. The salad’s portion was skimpy and the seaweed was served atop a bed of chopped lettuce, which took away from the seaweed’s wonderful chewy texture. Asahi has a wide assortment of sushi and sashimi a la carte, which comes with two pieces per order. We ordered the Uni, market price. Uni, or sea urchin, is a must-try for those who have not had the pleasure of doing so. It is luxurious, sensual, sweet and tastes of the sea. The sushi was mostly Uni, with only a bit of sushi rice, all bound together by a toasted sheet of nori. Although there were only two pieces, they were plentiful with Uni and well worth their $7.50 market price. We ordered the Dragon Roll, $9.95, for our heftier, entrée-sized dish. The roll is filled with eel and cucumber, and is topped with avocado and eel sauce. This was probably the biggest flub of the night. When a roll has eel in it, which is a prominent flavor, you should be able to taste the eel.

New sushi restaurant featuring conveyor belt does not live up to hype

However, in Asahi’s version, the eel was completely overshadowed by the avocado. I could barely detect any eel at all. Either there was too much avocado, or there wasn’t enough eel in the roll — my money is on the latter explanation. Since Asahi brands itself as a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, we felt obliged to try something off of the rotating belt. We had a three-piece California Roll on a yellow plate, priced at $2.50. The crab was real, tender and sweet, and there was a nicely sized portion of avocado in

each piece. My one complaint was that the sushi rice was unevenly laid onto the nori, leaving gaps in the rice. Asahi had only been open two days when we visited, so I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that the errors in preparation are just post-opening jitters. Overall, the sushi was decent and the atmosphere was fun, but if you order off of the conveyor belt, be careful — you could end up spending a small fortune.

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Bud, Molson, Keystone offer easy access, disappointing taste By Dylan Sorensen STAFF WRITER


Saturday night, after Syracuse’s loss to Georgetown, I walked into Graby’s numb with despair and seeking comfort in the malty boudoir of some saucy wench of a brew. I surveyed my options and decided this evening would be an exercise in liver punishment. The thought hadn’t left my mind since I left the Carrier Dome hours earlier — if I had just cheered louder, they would have made all of those 3s. They would have made ALL of those 3s. Clearly, I needed to shake things up. As a change of pace, I bought everything I had never bothered to buy: Bud Ice, Bud Light Platinum,

Fosters, Molson Canadian and Keystone. You might be wondering what the difference is between Bud Ice and Bud Light Platinum, but neither of these beers deserves a spot in your rotation. In fact, there is, quite literally, no reason to drink Bud Ice. Ever. I say this because it tastes really bad. If you were to pour out roughly one-third of a Budweiser and refill it with your least favorite malt liquor, you’d have Bud Ice. If that hasn’t sold you on trying something else, Bud Ice is only 5.5 percent alcohol by volume. Bud Ice also costs exactly the same as Bud Light Platinum. Bud Light Platinum’s entire selling


“We respect each other, we recognize the diversity of each other, and we support each other. The bottom line is we are responding to our community.” Rev. Linus DeSantis



to continue the chapel’s tradition of bringing SU students of different or no religious faiths together in one place, and overcoming their differences in belief. “Students can go to classes and learn about who they are as a professional,” Steinwert said. “But who they are as a person? That’s what we do at Hendricks Chapel.” Hendricks also hosts the Interfaith Alliance, a group that holds discussions for students to discuss their faiths and organize events to promote interfaith discussion. The organization has slowly moved away from the administration, becoming a registered student organization this semester. Leah Nussbaum, a sophomore policy studies and selected studies in education major, is co-president of the Interfaith Alliance. She said she agreed the group shares Hendricks’ overall goal of finding common values between people of different faiths. “Just the building of Hendricks Chapel being there for all different traditions is really important,” Nussbaum said. “Having that common space is definitely aligned with our mission.” In recent years, Hendricks has also been able to build a similar relationship with the campus’ secular community. Lynde Folsom, a junior neuroscience and philosophy major and president of the Secular Student Alliance, said this relationship began in the fall of 2011. SSA chalked the Quad to spread awareness about its organization, but overnight, anonymous students wrote insults on top of them. Folsom immediately spoke to Steinwert,

point is the 6 percent abv, and the bottle looks like Saratoga water and tastes just like sweet water. You don’t have to be a human calculator to figure this one out. You can drink these bad boys all night, but I wouldn’t want to. However, Bud Ice makes a great gift for frenemies. I don’t have a lot of things to say about Fosters, at least not in an American accent. However, I will gladly speak at length while pretending to be Bruce the shark from “Finding Nemo.” I was pleasantly surprised with Fosters, despite learning it is brewed in Texas and not actually down under. Fosters is technically a pale lager, but really tastes like what you imagine the generic beer actors drink on television.

and said it was nice to see the dean equally outraged. SSA then began working with Hendricks to ensure a similar incident didn’t happen again, which created a richer relationship with the campus atheist community. “Something as simple as being vandalized opened up a venue for conversation,” Folsom said. “It opened up a space for dialogue that seems like it could’ve destroyed a relationship.” That same semester, Hendricks hosted the event “Breaking Bread with the SSA,” where students of all or no faiths gathered for dinner, and shared their personal stories of faith and what it means to them. Folsom said she hopes to continue this for coming fall semesters. “Our relationship can only be strengthened,” she said. Hendricks is also where the Chaplains’ Council gathers, which consists of each chaplain of every major religious group on campus. They meet roughly every month to help the student body in times of crisis, and to plan diverse, interfaith events that appeal to multiple student groups on campus. Brian Small, the acting Jewish chaplain at SU and interim executive director of the Hillel Jewish Student Union, said he looks forward to these meetings. He said he feels chaplains are able to work with each other instead of against each other, add value to each other and have opened his eyes to new faiths and traditions. “Hendricks Chapel used to be the place where everybody went for services,” Small said. “It’s so much more than that because the students want it to be more than that. The administration wants it to be more than that.” The Rev. Linus DeSantis, SU’s Roman Catholic chaplain, said he agrees and feels Steinw-

The big takeaway from Fosters is that it is 5.2 percent abv, and is too big for your beer cozy. That shouldn’t deter you from giving Fosters a try, you can always use a catcher’s mitt. Molson Canadian is appropriately named because it compares to LaBatt’s America. It tastes fine, but is a dollar more than a six-pack of pounders of Blue or Blue Light. Molson is 5 percent abv but tastes like 8 percent, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I have nothing to say about Keystone Light other than that I noticed the beer cozy I purchased at Walmart this summer was designed with the girth of a ‘Stone in mind. I appreciate that.

ert has done a good job since she became dean after Thomas Wolfe left the position in June 2008. DeSantis mentioned how Steinwert, in the monthly chaplain meetings, has brought in someone to present a new idea or program to raise awareness. They’ve focused on people of faith and no faith, and DeSantis believes it shows Steinwert’s ability to listen to people. “We respect each other, we recognize the diversity of each other and we support each other,” DeSantis said. “The bottom line is, we are responding to our community.” Moving forward, Small said he feels that while Hendricks has successfully brought different values together, there are still many obstacles. Specifically, Small said the chaplains’ programs must stay in touch with current issues to keep engaging students. While he feels this won’t be easy, he has confidence in Hendricks, as it is uniquely positioned to work more closely with students than at other campuses. “All the chaplains can’t rest on their laurels,” Small said. “They have to keep looking for pressing issues, pushing points and boundaries if they want to be successful.” With so many doors around the building, Hendricks may seem confusing and difficult to enter at first. But Steinwert said religion is also confusing — and so is life. She believes Hendricks is, and will continue to be, a place for students to look for answers about their faith, passion and goals in life. Said Steinwert: “I would hope that students open those doors, maybe open a door that they haven’t gone through yet, and explore.”

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Incorrect cycling distresses genital areas for both sexes


have a secret. See that beautiful aquagreen and white Huffy bike rusting his chain away outside the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for the last two months? He’s mine. Every coppery f leck of corroded metal tells a sad tale of our broken relationship. In the fall, Huffy and I went everywhere together. Then, his tires f lattened and a handlebar grip came off in my hand, causing a near fatal crash. But Huffy had one even “bigger” problem. His saddle really pissed me off. I didn’t want to ride him anymore unless he cushioned the love. This kind of physical assault doesn’t bother singer Skylar Grey, who is dominating the Pandora radio stations by ripping off Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls,” singing: “Come on, let me ride your bicycle/ It’s so fantastical on your bicycle/ We can get a little more physical/ Baby, after all, it’s only natural/ I feel it coming, coming, coming.” I can only guess what’s “coming.” But if, like Huffy, your bike saddle is a digger, you may want to take a serious look at your ride. Research published in “The Journal of Sexual Medicine” in 2012 found that women who cycle on a regular basis may be reducing sensitivity in their vaginas. There’s also a lot of research showing a link between male erectile dysfunction and cycling. The Massachusetts Male Aging Study found men who cycle more than three


just do it hours a week are most at risk of compressing arteries and vital nerves leading to the penis. Cycling puts pressure on the perineum, the area between the scrotum and anus, which is full of nerves. But what happens when a vagina’s in the driver’s seat? The 2012 study put 48 women, who rode an average of 10 miles a week, on exercise bikes and asked them to indicate any tingling, soreness or pleasure during the bike ride. Pressure maps were used to identify pelvic floor sensations in the women. As it turns out, vaginas and penises aren’t all that different. Similar to penis and perineum pressure, researchers found handlebar height is the vagina-destroying culprit. Women who ride bikes where the seat is higher than the handlebars put extra pressure on nerves and blood vessels in the genital area. Eventually, this may reduce sensitivity in the labia and vaginal walls.

Don’t get me wrong, cycling is great exercise, especially if your knees can’t hack pounding pavements. According to the calorimeter on Bicycling Magazine’s website, if you weigh 140 pounds, you can burn about 300 calories in 30 minutes cycling at a moderate intensity (12-14 mph). Calories burned increase with the weight of the rider. A properly fitted bike is the best way to protect your sex organs. The right frame size, handlebar height and seat position are all important, according to WebMD. That goes for bikes at the gym, too. To be a safe rider, try not to get your ass too far in the air. While positioning the saddle higher than the handlebars is standard for race bikes, take pressure off of your sex organs by standing up in the saddle if you don’t want to lower the seat. Grooved seats, or those with holes, may feel more comfortable, but they increase pressure on the sides of the groove, redistributing the pressure problem. If all else fails, ride safely by investing in some padded spandex. And before any common criminals get any ideas: Don’t you dare steal my boy. Huffy may not be the best ride in the world, but sex isn’t everything. Iona Holloway is a senior magazine journalism and psychology major. She’d like to land on Eminem’s kickstand. Email her at ijhollow@, follow her on Twitter at @ionaholloway and visit


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SU freshman Treanor excels in deep attack By Josh Hyber STAFF WRITER

Kayla Treanor has played just three games in her college career. She knows, her teammates know and her head coach knows the season is still young. Her career is just beginning. But as a part of a highly regarded Syracuse attack, the freshman has shown flashes that she could be SU’s next offensive star. Syracuse’s roster features 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Attacker of the Year Michelle Tumolo, as well as Alyssa Murray, who led the nation in goals (74) and points (105) last year. But Treanor has meshed well with the established veterans and made her presence felt. “She really doesn’t play like a freshman,” Tumolo said. “I know when I was a freshman, I was certainly nervous. But she’s taken that role very well, and I think she’s going to be a great. She already is a great asset to the team, but she’s only going to go up from here. She’s going to be dangerous.” With Tumolo suspended for the seasonopener against Jacksonville on Jan. 13, Treanor scored five goals in her debut. She followed that with a pair of two-goal performances against then-No. 4 Maryland and then-No. 7 Virginia. Against UVA, she started a four-goal streak for the Orange that brought SU from an 8-5 deficit to a 9-8 lead. She scored the game-winner with 4:56 to play in the 10-9 victory.

“She really doesn’t play like a freshman. I know when I was a freshman, I was certainly nervous. But she’s taken that role very well, and I think she’s going to be a great.”

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Treanor said she’s glad to have the experience of playing two top-10 teams in the Carrier Dome under her belt, and credits her teammates for her early success. “We’re a really good team and all the players make everybody look good,” Treanor said. “It’s easy for somebody to look good. It’s still really early in the season, so I’m getting comfortable.” Because the season is just three games old, Treanor knows she has to find her role. She currently starts on the right side of the SU offense, often playing behind the cage, opposite Tumolo. In Tumolo’s absence against Jacksonville, Syracuse head coach Gary Gait ran more plays for Treanor. Gait said she was patient and likely responded a little bit to not having Tumolo on the field. Against Maryland, Treanor was hesitant after being called for charging, Gait said. These are the natural highs and lows expected from a young player. “She’ll get some more opportunities and she’ll step up her game,” Gait said. “We need a balanced offense. I think if we get more people

spencer bodian | staff photographer MICHELLE TUMOLO is one of the best players in Syracuse program history, but she expects freshman Kayla Treanor to rewrite the Orange’s record books in the next few seasons. Treanor has scored nine goals, highlighted by a five-goal SU debut last month. scoring and more people taking risks, we’ll be in great shape. But she needs to be a little bit more aggressive. She’s capable of going to the net a little bit more.” While Treanor contributes, she’s also learning. She watches Tumolo and Murray every morning during practice – the way they make dodges, how they finish their shots and how to work behind the net, all of which will make her a better goal-scorer. “I try and learn something every day from them,” Treanor said. “They’re two of the best players in the country, so if I can learn anything from them, I try to do that.” SU assistant coach Katie Rowan holds the career points record at Syracuse with 396, a perhaps unattainable feat for anyone else. Tumolo is projected to finish her career as third on the Syracuse career points list and fifth in goals, but she’s already talking about her freshman teammate making a run at her marks. “She has the confidence,” Tumolo said. “I think I’ve tried to give her all the confidence and advice I could give her, but I definitely think that she’s going to have a huge year every single year here. She’s going to be breaking records and she’s definitely going to be coming after my records.”

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FSU, Clemson mark SU’s toughest tests in 1st ACC campaign PENN STATE*, SATURDAY, AUG. 31, EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Syracuse faces Penn State for the first time since 2009, when the Nittany Lions topped the Orange 28-7. PSU is coming off of an 8-4 season, despite the heavy sanctions placed on the team in light of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The Orange has faced the Nittany Lions more than any other team in program history, playing 70 times since 1922 and every season since then until 1990, after SU joined the Big East and PSU went to the Big Ten.

NORTHWESTERN, SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, EVANSTON, ILL. The Wildcats dropped the Orange to a seasonopening loss last season, despite a 482-yard, 4-touchdown performance from Ryan Nassib. It was the 10th meeting between SU and NU and evened the all-time series, dating back to 1940, at 5-5. Head coach Scott Shafer’s team looks to retake the all-time advantage facing quarterback Kain Colter, who passed for two touchdowns and ran for one in last year’s game.

WAGNER, SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, CARRIER DOME Wagner head coach and athletic director Walt Hameline initiated the scheduling of this matchup, according to The Staten Island Advance. The Seahawks are a Football Championship Subdivision team, and played their first Football Bowl Subdivision opponent last season when Wagner lost 7-3 to Florida Atlantic from the Sun Belt Conference. Questions remain whether this game will count toward Syracuse’s bowl eligibility. Deputy director of athletics and scheduler Herman Frazier told that Wagner confirmed the game would. The NCAA allows one FCS game to count toward bowl eligibility each year, as long as the school gives 90 percent of its allotted 63 scholarships during a “rolling two-year period.” Wagner, though, only offers 40 scholarships. Last year’s Florida Atlantic contest never became relevant, as FAU finished 3-9.


Syracuse and Tulane last met Oct. 8, 2011, in front of 23,188 in the Superdome. The Orange won 37-34 as Ross Krautman kicked the game-winning 21-yard field goal as time expired. Antwon Bailey rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. It was the first time an SU team had played in the Superdome since Carmelo Anthony’s Orangemen won the national championship there on April 7, 2003. The Green Wave finished 2-10 last season.

CLEMSON, SATURDAY, OCT. 5, CARRIER DOME Syracuse’s Atlantic Coast Conference opening game should be one of its toughest, and certainly its hardest, in the Dome. In each of the past two seasons, the Orange has knocked off a top-15 team in the Dome, but those have come later in the season. SU will likely have a startling welcome as it goes against the Tigers, who have been the ACC’s most consistent program in recent seasons, and returns All-American quarterback Tajh Boyd and star wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE, SATURDAY, OCT. 12, RALEIGH, N.C. Syracuse makes its first trip to the heart of ACC country as it travels to Raleigh, N.C., for the first of several winnable league tilts on the road. Both teams leaned on the strength of their veteran quarterbacks – Mike Glennon for North Carolina State and Ryan Nassib for the Orange – but their departures leave big shoes to fill. This game, like so many on SU’s schedule, will come down to how quickly the inexperienced quarterbacks can develop.

GEORGIA TECH, SATURDAY, OCT. 19, ATLANTA, GA. Syracuse’s second ACC road trip takes the Orange down to Atlanta, where it will get its first of potentially many opportunities against Georgia Tech’s vaunted triple-option attack. Though the Yellow Jackets had a pedestrian 7-7 season, they still took home the ACC Coastal Division championship after a 6-6 regular season before losing to

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Florida State in the conference championship game. The trip to GT is yet another winnable game for the new-look SU squad.

WAKE FOREST, SATURDAY, NOV. 2, CARRIER DOME Syracuse returns to the Dome after two weeks away to face another mediocre ACC foe in Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons failed to qualify for a bowl game last season, and their only two ACC wins came against doormats Virginia and Boston College. The Orange comes into this one off of a bye week and kicks off a grueling stretch of five games in November that takes the Orange to the end of the season.

MARYLAND, SATURDAY, NOV. 9, COLLEGE PARK, MD. Syracuse starts its final third of the season with a trip to Maryland. The Terrapins went 4-8 last season and only 2-6 in conference play. They also lost their final six games of the season. Due to a rash of injuries, Maryland had no stability at the quarterback position. Five different players went under center during the season, and Maryland hit rock bottom when linebacker Shawn Petty moved to quarterback. Much like Syracuse, the Terrapins will have a quarterback competition starting with spring football practice. Maryland finished the 2012 season last in the ACC in total offense. With the Terps coming off of a bad season and having plenty of question marks heading into 2013, there’s no question this could be a good game for the Orange, despite playing on the road.

FLORIDA STATE, SATURDAY, NOV. 16, TALLAHASSEE, FLA. When Syracuse travels down to Tallahassee, Fla., it’ll be in for one of its toughest games of the season. Florida State is a perennial power in the ACC. The Seminoles finished last season ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. They were first in the ACC in scoring defense and third in scoring offense. Florida State ended the year with a 12-2 record and went 7-1 in the ACC, capped with a win over Northern


She started it off with a pair of 3s, but scored in a variety of ways. The senior knocked down a mid-range jumper with three minutes left in the half to cut SU’s lead to single digits. Another 3 cut the lead to five with 2:19 remaining, and a pair of free throws slashed it to three with about a minute and a half left. “We had a little stretch where we just threw the ball away, had a couple costly turnovers,” Hillsman said, “kind of got them back into the game in the first half.” Diggins vanished in the second half, scoring just three points and making one field goal, but it didn’t matter — Kayla McBride took over. She knocked down a jumper to kick off the second-half scoring and cut Syracuse’s lead to one before a Natalie Achonwa layup gave Notre Dame its first lead of the day.

Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl. FSU will have a new quarterback after EJ Manuel, who averaged 242.3 yards per game in 2012, graduated and is moving on to the NFL. Even still, the Seminoles are poised to be one of the top teams in the ACC in 2013. This is going to be a very challenging game for Syracuse.

PITTSBURGH, SATURDAY, NOV. 23, CARRIER DOME Syracuse knows Pittsburgh well. The two announced their departures from the Big East together, and are heading to the ACC for their inaugural seasons at the same time. The Orange beat the Panthers 14-13 in a Friday night game this past season. Pittsburgh finished last season 6-7, 3-4 in the Big East. The Panthers will have a new quarterback after Tino Sunseri graduated. This is a winnable game for the Orange, especially since it’s at home. Pittsburgh is not going into the ACC with the same momentum Syracuse is, so the Panthers could struggle in their first season in a competitive conference. While the Orange will also have a number of new starters on both sides of the ball, SU beat Pitt last year, knows the Panthers’ schemes and has the advantage of playing in the Dome.

BOSTON COLLEGE, SATURDAY, NOV. 30, CARRIER DOME Syracuse closes out the regular season against former Big East foe Boston College. The Eagles had a miserable season last year — they finished 2-10 and went just 1-7 in the ACC. BC finished 11th in the ACC in scoring offense and ninth in scoring defense. The Eagles ranked near the bottom of the conference in almost every category. The season ended with the firing of head coach Frank Spaziani and the hiring of former Temple head coach Steve Addazio. Syracuse beat Addazio’s Owls 38-20 down in Philadelphia to close out this past regular season. Hosting a struggling Boston College team in the final game of the regular season is big for Syracuse, and with Pitt the week before, the Orange could finish the year 2-0. If Syracuse still needs one or two wins for bowl eligibility at this point, the Orange has a cushion the last two weeks of the season. —Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff,

The guard scored 12 points in the second half as the Fighting Irish built a 16-point lead. Six straight points from Alexander and a 10-0 run pulled Syracuse within six with 5:52 remaining, but a scoreless stretch lasting nearly two and a half minutes doomed the Orange to its second consecutive loss. “Our kids fought,” Hillsman said. “They played really, really tough. I’m really proud of them.” @DBWilson2




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Block of ages

Syracuse’s lack of a national title was the lone knock on one of the nation’s top coaches and programs 10 years ago. But on the final possession of the 2003 national championship, SU led Kansas 81-78. As Kirk Hinrich received the ball at the point, Kueth Duany left KU’s Michael Lee open in the corner. Warrick was the only man who could stop his shot.




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SU forward Hakim Warrick is positioned under the basket when Hinrich passes to Lee. Warrick sees the pass and immediately sprints to the arc. Warrick went 12 feet, 10.5 inches in 0.8 seconds before jumping.

THE BLOCK 2.4 seconds left




Lee takes a shot from the left corner. The then-junior guard shot 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. Lee shot 42 3-pointers that season, fourth on the Jayhawks. It took 1.1 seconds for Warrick to block the shot. “I saw a guy open in the corner and knew they had to hit a 3, so I just tried to fly at him. I didn’t want it to be another one of those Keith Smart shots,” Warrick told The Daily Orange after the game. —Compiled by Ankur Patankar, design editor,


“Good, wiry, springy, all those wonderful clichés; the perfect basketball instrument. If he’s not there and replaced by another Hakim Warrick, no, the team doesn’t win it all.” If Warrick was underpublicized in 2003, the same could be said of his recruitment out of high school, said Sports Illustrated basketball writer Pete Thamel, who covered the recruitment. A late bloomer, Warrick was SU’s second target behind New York City product Julius Hodge, who ultimately chose North Carolina State. “Syracuse was pining, swooning, killing for Hodge,” Thamel said. Hodge never made it past the Sweet 16 during his career with the Wolfpack. Warrick won a national championship. Warrick increased his average points per game every season at Syracuse, culminating in a senior season in which he was named the Big East Conference Player of the Year and a consensus All-American. Former Syracuse forward Demetris Nichols, who arrived at Syracuse for Warrick’s junior season and currently plays for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League, fondly remembers Warrick as a dynamic player he looked up to. Nichols describes Warrick at SU as a good, quiet kid who enjoyed playing video games and relaxing with friends. Warrick also made his fellow Orangemen better on the court. “He was a great teammate,” Nichols said. “He worked hard, and I looked up to him with his work ethic. He was the best player on the team, and I wanted to be the best when he left. To see him play well after college and where he went, I was influenced to do the same.” After being drafted by Memphis, Warrick

spent four seasons with the Grizzlies, averaging double figures per game in three consecutive seasons from 2006-2009. He’s moved around a lot since then, seeing stints with Charlotte, Milwaukee, Phoenix, New Orleans and Orlando in the past four seasons. In 526 NBA games, he is a career 49-percent shooter. In an interview less than an hour before he was traded from Charlotte to Orlando last Thursday, Warrick looks back on his time at Syracuse with fond memories. He remembers the Orangemen going into the season unranked, and how the team started to see its potential through close, tough regular-season victories against teams like Missouri and Michigan State. And of course, he remembers the block. “I was playing center, and I remember Kueth (Duany) rotating when they swung the ball to the corner, and he couldn’t get there,” Warrick said. “I was just trying to alter the shot and contest it. I didn’t think I could block it. I just tried to turn my body away from him (Lee).” Warrick said he stays in touch with many of his Syracuse teammates, including Anthony, McNamara and his college roommates Josh Pace and Andrew Kouwe. Although he regards the Orange’s impending move to the Atlantic Coast Conference with mixed feelings, he points to SU’s stability under Boeheim as something

that separates Syracuse from other programs. “Coming into that program, something that separates us is we’re like a family,” Warrick said. “With coach Boeheim, the same coach and the same loyalties, we’re more like a family than just a team.” Clay McKnight, who was an administrative assistant for the championship team, echoes the sentiment that the group formed a close bond, pointing to Pace as the “glue guy” of the team. McKnight said Warrick was the most fun to be around – always in a great mood and striving to improve his game. Warrick arrived at the gym early for workouts and embraced the idea of becoming a better player, but without seeking recognition for his achievements, McKnight said. “He was more quiet, quietly beating you in a way,” McKnight said. “He was just coming into his own and realizing his potential. He was not going to talk smack, he just performed.” Warrick’s roommate Kouwe, a walk-on for the 2002-03 team, described the team as “just having fun” during the end of the regular season and through the tournament run with wins over Manhattan, Oklahoma State, Auburn, Oklahoma and Texas before the 81-78 championship game victory against Kansas. Kouwe remembers the team soaking in the atmosphere of a packed Bourbon Street during Final Four week in New Orleans, and gives


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Warrick credit as one of many players who generated positive vibes all season long. A Buccaneers fan, Kouwe said he enjoyed football conversations with the Vikings-biased Warrick that often led to good-natured debate. “I still talk with him today,” said Kouwe, now a sales representative for New Era in New York. “He loved joking around in practice, and he made practice fun. He doesn’t take things too seriously.” Warrick said he hopes to stay injury-free and play five or six more seasons before retiring from professional basketball. He said he isn’t exactly sure what he’d like to do next, but that he’s working with a financial planner to make sure he’ll be financially stable. Whatever he does, he will always have a national championship ring – along with the iconic block that is replayed again and again at the Carrier Dome, and will likely continue as long as Syracuse basketball is played. When prompted for thoughts on the 2003 Syracuse team, former UW-Milwaukee and Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl launched into an in-depth description of the block. Thamel said, “You could not genetically compose a better player” to get to the corner and make the block. Poliquin considers it an electrifying moment, and McKnight recalls it as “one of Hakim’s many moments where you just said ‘Wow.’” Hopkins remembers being on the sideline, with a championship at stake, observing a scene that brought national glory to a team, school and city. “You never know,” Hopkins said. “You get a wide-open look by Mr. Lee – not a good experience when you’re a coach, seeing him that wide open. But then when you see Hakim fly out – not only that, he avoided the foul, he jumped to the side. Which was amazing.”

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DeJoe adds extra dimension on man-up with long shooting By David Wilson ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

In a low-scoring affair, Syracuse needed to make the most of its extra-man opportunities. The Orange cycled the ball around the outside in the third quarter, looking to expand on its three-goal cushion on the man-up. The ball found its way into the pocket of Derek DeJoe’s stick. Without any wavering in confidence, the freshman fired from 15 yards out, beating Sam Somers for SU’s sixth and final goal of the day, further dimming any Army comeback hopes. “The main thing is just everyone believes in me, and everyone’s confident in my shot,” DeJoe said, “so it’s pretty easy for me myself to just catch it and shoot it.” DeJoe has helped add a new dimension to Syracuse’s man-up unit. The Orange (1-1) has scored on three of its five extra-man opportunities this season, with the latest coming on the 15-yard rip from the freshman. DeJoe’s shot has been clocked as fast as 103 mph, he said, and is already one of the best on the team. He uses that ability to stretch the defense and make the opposition susceptible to interior scoring from Derek Maltz and the rest of the attack. “I’m pretty pleased with the man-up so far,” Maltz said. “I think we’re executing well, we’re getting good shots off and overall, we’ve done a pretty good job early in the season.” DeJoe arrived at SU as the second ranked field player in SU’s Class of 2012. He rode his

shooting ability to 93 career goals at Fairport (N.Y.) High School and the No. 71 overall prospect ranking by Inside Lacrosse. The Orange’s three man-up goals this year have come in three different ways., including a cutting goal by Matt Walters and a close-range finish by Maltz. Then came DeJoe’s. It was SU’s first longrange goal on the extra-man, but it’s the threat DeJoe provides that leads to so much else. “He helps stretch the defense,” head coach John Desko said. “He can score a little farther out than most midfielders and most freshmen at this stage of the game, so it’s a matter of trying to get him out there where he can get the opportunities to take that big shot.” Desko let the young guys run in the scrimmages, and when they played well, it meant some real action once the season came around. With a 60-percent success rate, albeit early in the season, the underclassmen have made it tough for the head coach to pull them off. As he remains on the field, the goals will continue to come for who Maltz called, “one of the best shooters on the team.”. “Everyone’s pretty comforting, they’re all real confident in me,” DeJoe said. “Maltz down low, and they always love when I shoot, so it’s pretty easy for me to just get it and rip it. “You almost just close your eyes sometimes.”


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Warrick’s heroic play preserved title, SU legacy







Orange blows halftime lead against Irish By David Wilson

By Kevin Prise ith less than five seconds remaining in the 2003 national championship game and Syracuse leading Kansas 81-78, the Jayhawks’ Michael Lee squared up from the corner to shoot a potentially game-tying 3-pointer. But the ball never reached the basket. Syracuse forward 2003 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Hakim Warrick, playing center due to team foul trouble, raced to the corner and swatted Lee’s shot to preserve SU’s lead. The Orangemen were national champions. “Not too many people on the planet could have made that play,” Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said. “People didn’t really realize he was playing the center position. He wasn’t playing the forward, and he came all the way from the middle of the court. That was the difference of the game.” Warrick, now an eighth-year NBA player just released by the Orlando Magic on Saturday, was a key contributor to that 2003 national championship team and SU’s only title. The sophomore power forward out of the Philadelphia area averaged 14.8 points per game on the 2002-03 team, second only to Carmelo Anthony. In the 2005 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies selected him with the No. 19 overall pick. On the 2002-03 team, the bulk of attention was given to freshmen Anthony and Gerry McNamara. The Post-Standard columnist Bud Poliquin, who compares Warrick to current SU forward C.J. Fair, said Syracuse could not have completed its run through the NCAA Tournament without Warrick, whose ability to move across the court brought an extra dimension to the Syracuse lineup. “He was the prototypical (Jim) Boeheim forward,” Poliquin said.

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face-planted during his 40-yard run. He was still faster than Manti Te’o.

For 20 minutes, Syracuse controlled the game. But a minute into the second half, Notre Dame finally took the lead. Quentin Hillsman called a timeNOTRE DAME 79 out. It was what his team would SYRACUSE 68 do in the next several minutes that would determine the fate of the game, for better or worse. “They came out strong. We didn’t come out strong in the first couple minutes of the second half,” the Orange head coach said. “We just tried to sustain our momentum, but when it’s a three-point game, it’s pretty much a 0-0 basketball game.” The No. 2 Fighting Irish (26-1, 14-0 Big East) scored the first five points out of the timeout and 25 of the first 31 points in the second half to trigger the comeback that ultimately put No. 22 SU away 79-68. Syracuse (22-5, 10-4) led by as much as 15 in the first half, and trailed by as much as 16 in the second. The Orange cut the lead to six with less than six minutes remaining, but ultimately came up short. After a Brittney Sykes 3-pointer opened the scoring, center Kayla Alexander scored eight straight SU points. A steal by guard Rachel Coffey with 14:39 remaining in the first half led to a Carmen Tyson-Thomas layup and 13-3 advantage. The Irish needed a timeout. But the Orange continued to build on its lead. Brianna Butler drained a 3, then Sykes scored a pair of buckets to stretch Syracuse’s lead to 13. “We just did a good job early of just following our game plan,” Hillsman said. “We wanted to get the ball inside, but obviously, we need to score some baskets to get into our pressure, and we did a good job of scoring the ball early.” Alexander knocked down another jumper out of a UND timeout to give the Orange its largest lead of 15, but then the Skylar Diggins show began. The guard scored 17 points in the final 12:16 of the first half.



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