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New and improved Newhouse officials

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share plans for building renovations with students. Page 3

choice in choosing Ke$ha to headline this year’s Block Party. Page 5

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DA I LYOR A NGE .C OM Former outfielder Lisaira Daniels continues to inspire sister Shirley from beyond the dugout.


Netting applause Former Orangemen across the

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Sammy files suit against Zeta Psi By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR

Sigma Alpha Mu filed a lawsuit against Zeta Psi on Friday, alleging Zeta Psi violated the housing contract between the two fraternities. Sigma Alpha Mu, also known as Sammy, has rented Zeta Psi’s house, located at 727 Comstock Ave., since 2007. Zeta Psi decided to lease its house to Phi Gamma Delta, also known as FiJi, starting next fall. The lawsuit is just the latest in a number of incidents that have heightened tensions between Zeta Psi and Sammy in the past year. The two fraternities also clashed regarding Zeta Psi’s desire to return to campus and alleged damages inflicted on the house by Sammy. The lawsuit, filed by the Sammy Alumni Board (Etasam) against the Syracuse Association Zeta Psi,


Council moves forward with housing bill By Nicki Gorny ASST. NEWS EDITOR

The Syracuse Common Council voted Monday to move forward with a proposed ordinance to limit student housing in the university neighborhood. The council appropriated about $3,500 toward an environmental impact assessment of the ordinance. An EIA is required whenever a change to city zoning codes is proposed, said Khalid Bey, 4th district Syracuse common councilor. The proposed ordinance would alter the zoning code by creating a new “student residence” category in order to


zixi wu | staff photographer ALLIE AND MARK CURTIS embrace after Student Association assembly members voted not to impeach Allie Curtis following a 6-hour executive session. SA members voiced concerns about Allie Curtis’ presidency and the lack of transparency in the current administration.

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After 6-hour session, Curtis stays in office By Debbie Truong ENTERPRISE EDITOR

After a marathon six-hour, closeddoor meeting that ended at 2:24 a.m., the general assembly voted against charging Student Association President Allie Curtis with impeachment. At 1:52 a.m., Curtis emerged from the doors of Maxwell Auditorium and shared a long embrace with Vice President Duane Ford. The general assembly remained in the auditorium for an additional 30 minutes before emerging with the verdict — it voted 31-20 against impeachment. Curtis said this was “without a doubt, the hardest week of my life.” “There’s one thing for sure, I’m going to be the most honest woman in politics,” she said. “I’m really going to be pushing for communica-

“We know in our hearts she would never do anything to intentionally hurt the Student Association. She loves Syracuse University.”

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tion and looking for deficiencies and voids in organizations.” Prior to closing the doors to the public for an executive session, Curtis fielded questions and comments from

those in the gallery, as well as cabinet members during the meeting. The executive session came after regular business, including the budget meeting, concluded. The general assembly needed a two-thirds vote to charge Curtis with impeachment. In an emergency cabinet meeting Thursday, SA cabinet members approved a resolution calling for Curtis’ resignation. Curtis didn’t resign and instead, the vote to proceed with the impeachment process was put in the hands of the general assembly.  Cabinet members said the resolution calling for Curtis’ resignation arose from issues of accountability, accessibility and transparency raised at different points in the semester. The resolution was drafted after cabinet members learned Cur-

tis allowed Colin Crowley to serve as public relations director without being enrolled in classes and withheld the information. During the questioning that preceded the closed-door meeting on Monday, some came to Curtis’ defense while others, including Comptroller Stephen DeSalvo, questioned her more fiercely. “I don’t think that you would ever do anything to put this organization you’ve dedicated yourself to since freshman year in trouble,” said a gallery member, addressing Curtis. During the initial round of questioning, DeSalvo pressed Curtis on the conversation she had with Chief of Staff PJ Alampi and Crowley a couple of weeks into the semester.



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SU reveals total money raised in campaign

CRIME BRIEFS A 34-year-old man was arrested at 3:30 a.m. on March 31 on the 100 block of Westcott Street on charges of assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. The man was intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .2 at the time of his arrest, according to police reports. • A 58-year-old woman was arrested at 8:22 a.m. on March 30 on the 300 block of Irving Avenue for assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. The woman did not appear intoxicated at the time of the arrest, but was wielding a wooden stake, according to police reports. • A 24-year-old man was arrested at 12:45 a.m. on March 31 on the 300 block of Westcott Street for littering and dumping, according to police reports. • A 24-year-old man was arrested at 12:40 a.m. on March 31 on the 300 block of Westcott Street for unlawful possession of marijuana. The man had three grams of marijuana in a clear plastic bag in his front-left pants pocket, according to police reports. —Compiled by Jessica Iannetta, asst. news editor,


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Officials give Assembly distributes student fee sneak peek of renovation By Dylan Segelbaum ASST. COPY EDITOR

By Annie Palmer STAFF WRITER

The $12 million project to renovate Newhouse II is currently underway and is expected to be unveiled by September 2014. These details, as well as the project’s floor plan and updated technology, were revealed at an informational session held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Newhouse III. The meeting was open to students and led by Susan Nash, building coordinator, and Lorraine Branham, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Newhouse II’s broadcast and production studios are 40 years old, Branham said. With Newhouse being one of the premier communications schools in the country, revamping the outdated facilities became a top priority, she said. The new facilities will include an entirely renovated entrance to Newhouse II from Waverly Avenue. The building’s concrete outer walls will be replaced by entirely glass walls, much like the walls in Newhouse III, Nash said.


Before an executive session to discuss President Allie Curtis’ possible impeachment, Student Association members allocated nearly $2 million of the student activity fee. “I think the budgets went well. I’m hoping appeals go just as well, too,” Comptroller Stephen DeSalvo said in an interview after the meeting. “The Finance Board is going to be working hard between now and then to get everything done.” The meeting was held at 7:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. More than 60 people — mostly representatives of student organizations — filled the gallery as the general assembly voted on the Finance Board’s budget recommendations. In the end, all 127 bills — totaling $1,780,012.88 — passed.

The meeting took approximately 16 minutes. There was relatively little discussion about specific bills in each category. The general assembly voted on operating budgets, programming budgets, full-funded bills, non-funded bills and partially funded bills separately. The general assembly voted to fully fund Student Legal Services and the New York Public Interest Group at a cost of $175,293.77 and $88,000, respectively. The assembly voted to partially fund operating budgets for organizations such as CitrusTV, SA and University Union. The only significant difference was the budget for MayFest 2014, which was recommended as $23,859 instead of the $33,859 UU requested, about a 29.5-percent decrease.


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DeSalvo, SA comptroller, ran the budget portion of the meeting orderly and efficiently.


Concerns about transparency Many individuals on social media expressed concerns about SA not being transparent about its internal issues by holding a closed executive session.



Student Association members met in a closed session to discuss impeaching President Allie Curtis for six hours.

But UU President Lindsey Colegrove said UU was happy with what it received, and she had no plans to appeal it. “We realized we asked for a lot,” Colegrove said in an interview after the meeting. “We’re always looking to expand our programs, so we asked for additional things that haven’t been a part of our program budget before.” The Finance Board recommended no funding for 55 bills. It did recommend full funding for 48 bills — including those for organizations such as Jerk magazine, La LUCHA and the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations. The general assembly chose to partially fund nine bills. In previous meetings, the assembly discussed the fairness of the tier system — a set of classifications that determines how much funding a student organization is eligible to receive. Student organizations have until Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to appeal the budget decisions. The process opened early Tuesday. SA has $639,806.28 left for the appeals process. After a brief round of questioning from students in the audience and assembly representatives about Curtis’ conduct, she called SA into a closed executive session at 8:14 p.m. @dylan_segelbaum

The Campaign for Syracuse University released its final report Monday, revealing that the fundraising effort brought in $1,044,352,779 during the last seven years. The campaign was developed in 2005 by Chancellor Nancy Cantor and the Board of Trustees with the purpose of raising funds to improve access to education for students of all financial backgrounds and to improve the quality of the faculty and university as a whole. The goal of the campaign was to raise a billion dollars by the end of 2012 in five areas: student access and support, faculty excellence, cross connections, building futures and annual support. Last September, university officials held an event on the Quad to announce the campaign had raised $1,008,612,731 as of Aug. 31, but would continue to fundraise until the end of the year. The campaign is the university’s largest fundraising effort to date. In September, three of the five categories had still not reached their goal: student access and support, faculty excellence and building futures. Of those three categories, only building futures failed to meet its goal in the final report, raising $171,206,320 of its $225 million goal, according to the campaign’s website. @JessicaIannetta

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Student access and support


Designation pending

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Cross connections


Faculty excellence

$171,206,320 Building futures

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“We’d really like to address Newhouse II’s bunker-like appearance, which is rather unwelcoming,” she said. “This change in the look of Newhouse II was the key to getting the university’s support.” The new glass walls will enable students walking out of to see Waverly Avenue and as far as the Schine Student Center and Hall of Languages, Nash said. She also showed possible designs for a monument wall located on the first floor of Newhouse II. The first floor of Newhouse II will include three new studios that support the traditional television, radio and film curriculum, but also support virtual set technology, such as wraparound green screens, Nash said. Next to the studios, there will be new production rooms,


regulate the spread of student housing. The new category would be defined as three to five students living in one residence, he said. The EIA marks the next step in what has been a continuing debate about the ordinance, which was proposed by Bey and the Southeast University Neighborhood Association in February. SEUNA members support the ordinance and its efforts to curb the spread of student housing. But the Syracuse Property Owners Association and area landlords have argued against its passage. “It’s bad law thrown at the wall, hoping that it sticks,” said Joe Tupper, president of SPOA, noting that courts overturned at least two past ordi-

audio booths and voice-over rooms. Another change central to the layout of the first floor is the relocation of the Cage. The Cage will be shifted closer to the Waverly entrance, Nash said, and will include access to computer stations where students can quickly upload video content to servers before returning equipment. “The contractors gained a lot of knowledge about where to relocate the Cage just by studying students walking in and out of the Waverly entrance,” Nash said. “The move will open up space for the whole lobby.” Major changes will also occur on the second floor of Newhouse II, specifically in the wing where Orange Television Network is located, she said. OTN’s offices will be replaced by two “flex rooms” where students and faculty can do multimedia work, such as filming interviews and editing them in adjacent production rooms, Nash

said. The rooms will be equipped with technology that doesn’t require prolonged training, and will be open to all Newhouse departments. Branham said a series of private donations have already been made toward the project, and a name for the project should be revealed later this spring. “The design direction of the monument wall will likely be decided by a private donor,” Branham said. Becca Southmayd, one of the four students in attendance, said she believes the current design of Newhouse II is unattractive, and makes the three buildings look unattached from one another. “I think that these renovations are a muchneeded facelift for Newhouse II,” said Southmayd, a freshman broadcast and digital journalism major. “In order for us to be a cutting edge school, we have to look good to be good.”

nances that sought to regulate student housing. Hocherman, Tortorella and Wekstein attorneys-at-law drafted a letter on behalf of SPOA detailing opposition to the proposed ordinance. The letter, dated March 5, was delivered to the Syracuse Common Council, Tupper said. In addition to calling for an EIA, the letter states the proposed ordinance violates the “uniformity requirement” of the zoning code, which prohibits the city from applying different regulations to residences that are “physically and functionally identical.” It also claims a violation of the constitutional right to privacy, as the proposed ordinance calls for a registry of student-renters’ names and academic institutions. Money would be wasted on litigation if the ordinance passes, he said. “I don’t understand why councilors who represent other parts of the city don’t question

why all the legal money and expenses are being used to defend the special neighborhood district when other parts of the city are in the such distress,” he said. Additionally, the university neighborhood represents a significant tax base for the city. “Economically, I think it’s a mistake to limit students in off-campus neighborhoods,” said Gregg Tweedy, an area landlord. In an email to SEUNA members, President Michael Stanton encouraged them to apply pressure on common council members. The assessment should last between two and four weeks, he said. A hearing before a planning commission and then before the common council would follow. @Nicki_Gorny



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UU makes correct choice in selecting Ke$ha This year, University Union is paying attention to the musical wishes of Syracuse University’s student body. Pop star Ke$ha received the highest number of votes on UU’s Block Party student survey, demonstrating student desire to experience a high-profile, top-40 artist in the Carrier Dome. By bringing Ke$ha to campus, UU is providing those who took the time to tell UU what they want with exactly what they asked for. Selecting Ke$ha, and therefore adhering to the student survey, contrasts with last year’s Block Party headliner selection process and final choice of DJ Kaskade. In the 2012 student survey, the electronic dance music genre was ranked second following hip-hop and rap.

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board This choice caused some students to call on then-Student Association President Dylan Lustig to intervene with the situation, and many expressed their dislike for DJ-style concerts. Students have also vocalized their complaints in recent years concerning the lack of diversity among overall artist selections for the several concerts UU puts on each year. Ke$ha’s musical style succeeds in diversifying the group of past artists who have played at UU concerts. Her pop-style music with an edge should appeal to many in the campus and region-

al Syracuse community. In the past, UU has brought many artists to campus who have been on the verge of success in the music world, instead of artists at the peak of their careers. But Ke$ha is arguably in her prime, with several hit songs on top-40 radio stations today. This pop star is an especially appropriate choice for the Class of 2013, as Ke$ha’s career took off in 2009 with the release of her debut single “Tik Tok” weeks before this year’s seniors began their freshman year. Though it is nearly impossible to satisfy each and every SU student’s musical taste with the Block Party headliner choice, UU officials made the best choice for the majority by adhering to the survey.


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Social media campaign for equality exemplifies wrongful replacement of true activism


ast week, the eyes of every news-literate American were fixed on the proceedings in the U.S. Supreme Court as two landmark cases regarding gay marriage were argued before the nine justices. Protesters from both sides surrounded the building, chanting slogans, waving signs and making media statements. Some waited in line outside for days in order to view the hearing. The two cases may end up becoming significant steps in a civil rights movement that saw the strife and turmoil of the Stonewall riots and the assassination of Harvey Milk. In the past several decades, we have seen countless instances of civil disobedience, bravery in the face of overwhelming odds and the resilience of the human spirit. It’s a crucial moment in the history of gay rights, a moment that is built upon a foundation of sacrifice by thousands.

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And on Facebook, a whole bunch of people changed their profile pictures to a white equal sign on a red background — ostensibly showing support for equality for gay couples. These Supreme Court cases will, in all likelihood, end up being decided more on the basis of states versus federal rights, and unfortunately not on the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Which means, in this circumstance, protesting the Supreme Court via social media in the name of equality is sort of irrelevant. Especially because I really doubt Antonin Scalia has a Facebook. But that would be funny if he did. Regardless of whether Justice Scalia is surfing the web for symbolic protests, all of this has made me realize that the nature of discourse in our society is changing rapidly, and not in a good way. It seems that more and more vacuous social media campaigns are replacing actual activism. The five-second effort of posting a

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world on a string picture with a clever little syllogism on it, or simply clicking “retweet” are seen as adequate substitutes for civic engagement, or making a real contribution to an altruistic cause. This phenomenon has become so pervasive that it has even acquired its own moniker: “slacktivism.” No, I didn’t coin it. Remember “Kony 2012”? When an African warlord nobody had ever heard of —and as it turned out, was living in exile — became infamous overnight? A billion wellmeaning Facebook users shared a video about Joseph Kony, but it was discovered the charity behind the film was poorly run and had somewhat shady finances. You can

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only vaguely recall it, right? That’s because we all moved on to the next cause du jour 15 seconds later. How about that bizarre campaign to make your profile picture a cartoon character in support of child abuse victims? Remember how it may or may not have been some kind of pedophile scam? That wasn’t the finest hour for the cyber-Gandhis. Why has protesting become such a major component of social media? In an October 2010 article in The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell writes, “Facebook activism succeeds not by motivating people to make a real sacrifice, but by motivating to do the thing that people do when they are not motivated enough to make a real sacrifice.” He cites the “Save Darfur Coalition” Facebook page as evidence, which has more than 1.2 million “likes.” On average, these supporters have donated only 9 cents apiece to the cause. Now of course changing your

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profile picture for gay rights is not as egregious as some of the examples I’ve mentioned. A friend of mine made a good point: If it makes just one person struggling with his or her sexuality feel comfortable, it was a worthwhile effort. Despite this, I can’t help but feel we’re on a slippery slope. Complaining about the lack of gun control legislation online is a nice exercise of your right to free speech, but in the end, a “like” or a “share” is not going to make a significant, real-world difference. We’re becoming less informed, more reactionary, less active, more self-congratulatory. It seems like a dangerous trend. If you really care, a click doesn’t change much. Deep down, you know it’s true. Go out and do something. Quit being slacktivists. Kevin Slack is a senior television, radio and film major. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at and followed on Twitter at @kevinhslack.

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Dually noted GOOGLE KEEP


TALE OF THE TAPE Google Keep allows users to archive notes or save them on the home screen, but does not allow for the organization of notes into categories.


Evernote allows users to organize documents, photos, lists and audio clips into notebooks, which can later be searched through a tagging feature.

Although an image can be added to any type of note, a checklist cannot. Notes and checklists are different note types in Google Keep.


Within text notes, users can include other types of information such as checklists, photos and audio files.

Depending on the version of the Android operating system used, audio files may or may not be offered. The speech-to-text feature is available regardless of the operating system.


Both audio notes and speech-to-text notes are offered.

As Google Keep has no specific features to capture images of handwritten notes, the app uses the camera feature designated by the phone.


Evernote allows users to turn handwritten notes into searchable text through a “page camera” feature.

Google Keep’s widget has a feature that allows users to scroll through notes for an overview of information that has not been archived.


Evernote’s widget includes a separate “checklist” item. Source:

Google releases digital note-taking application, competes with Evernote By Jared Rosen



n 2008, Evernote was launched. Its goal was to remember everything. Whether capturing an image or typing out a note, the application was intended to be easily accessible from any device. On March 20, powerhouse Google entered the note-taking arena with the release of Google Keep. Rumored to be a clone of Evernote, Google Keep stresses a minimalistic approach, according to a March 25 article. On the surface, Evernote and Google Keep have similar basic functions. Both allow for the storing of text-based, picture-based and audio-based notes. In addition, both apps constantly sync with The Cloud to ensure all notated data is saved, according to But the similarities end there. Evernote, which has been around for five years, has a rich mobile and desktop experience that is unmatched by Google Keep. The polished interface of Evernote also allows users to conduct class research effectively with the application’s “web page clipper,” according to Mashable. com. Google Keep’s simplicity and limited capabilities make it useful in a different context. In addition, Google Keep’s notification abilities are also limited because the application does not allow users to set reminders, according to a March 27 article published by The New York Times. Google Keep is still in its infancy, but its key advantage is that it syncs directly with Google Docs. It is also predicted that it will integrate seamlessly with other Google products, such as Gmail, as the application matures, according to Nate Frechette, a business management major at LeMoyne College, said he likes using technology to keep him organized. “I have terrible handwriting, and Evernote keeps me more organized and helps me jot stuff down,” he said. Allowing users to easily transcribe information from the Web to their Evernote digital notebooks increases their organization. In addition, Evernote has the capability to convert handwritten notes into searchable data after a picture has been taken with the application, according to But Malcolm Navarro, a freshman computer science major, said he feels notes are better when they’re written down. “Google Keep is good for reminders, but it’s easier to just write longer notes out by hand,” he said. Emily Luther, a writing professor who works at the Writing Center, teaches students to hone research topics for writing classes. She said digital note-taking platforms allow students to streamline research and make it more efficient. “The nice thing about digital note-taking is that it allows students to compile a lot of data, whether it is by cutting and pasting, or linking,” she said. “It is easier to filter and search the data so it is more useful to you.”


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During that meeting, Crowley informed the two he would not be enrolling in classes this semester. Curtis maintained she and Alampi permitted Crowley to serve as co-director of the public relations committee based on their interpretation of a bylaw in the Registered Student Organization handbook that states non-students can serve as associate members if the organization’s constitution permits. Non-students, however, are not permitted to hold cabinet positions.


alleges Zeta Psi officials acted in “bad faith” toward Sammy by verbally agreeing to extend the lease contract to June 2015, yet instead signing a lease with FiJi, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by the Daily Orange. Currently, Zeta Psi plans to lease its property to FiJi for three years starting next fall. The Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America, the house’s national chapter, closed its SU chapter following the spring 2007 semester for multiple behavioral offenses. Sammy and Zeta Psi entered into their original lease agreement in July 2007. The agreement was to last for an initial term of five years, starting August 1, 2007, through July 31, 2012, and allowed for multiple one-year extensions after the initial term. But Zeta Psi’s new lease agreement with FiJi led Sammy to report the following damages in its lawsuit: • Sammy is now unable to secure a single location to house fraternity brothers and is forced to advise the brothers to find their own individual housing • Zeta Psi has “jeopardized” Sammy’s presence on campus • Sammy believes the “intent was cause to permanent damage,” for which there is no economic recovery “For a long time, we felt that Sammy had a pretty darn good deal,” said Stan Gorski, the president of the Syracuse Association of Zeta Psi. “But somehow, we entered into a stalemate. We did the best business move and what was best for the property.”

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Alampi has previously said the bylaw in the handbook was not used by Curtis as a reason to justify keeping Crowley as codirector of the public relations committee until weeks after the initial meeting. Crowley relinquished his formal voting power and general assembly representative seat after notifying Curtis and Alampi he was not enrolled in classes. After DeSalvo posed his question, SA entered an executive session. The decision to close the meeting was done so members could speak openly, said Board of Elections and Membership Chair Emily Ballard. But Taylor Carr, who stepped down as the

56th Session’s chief of staff, said closing the room to students and press raises issues of transparency. “I don’t think you can blast the president for lack of transparency and then close the doors to constituents that are actually here to see what is happening to their student government,” he said. Curtis’ father, Mark Curtis, sat on a bench outside of the auditorium as the executive session wore on. Mark Curtis, who made the trip from Rhode Island, said he doesn’t believe his daughter was ill-intentioned in allowing Crowley to continue serving. He said she kept Crowley’s academic status from other cabinet members

in sensitivity to Crowley, as he was unable to enroll due to finances. “We know in our hearts she would never do anything to intentionally hurt the Student Association,” he said. “She loves Syracuse University.” After being told of the vote, Curtis hugged her father and Ford, thanking them for their support. “I’m overwhelmed I’ll be able to stay in this role,” Curtis said. “I think it’s going to do great things for the student body that I can persist in this capacity.”

In the 2007 lease agreement, Sammy agreed to pay Zeta Psi $2,000 per month, Gorski said. He added that both parties understood the 2007 lease would terminate in 2013. Jason Simon, a member of the Board of Directors for Etasam, said he and the fraternity disagree with Gorski’s assessment of the situation, and that Sammy is the lawful tenant of the house. He declined to comment on the specifics of the lawsuit.

deposit would increase to $25,000, according to the lawsuit. During this time, Larry Leonard, a member of Etasam’s Board of Directors, began looking for other locations for the fraternity in the event the lease wouldn’t be renewed. Leonard explored other housing options, but stopped these discussions after being notified a verbal agreement had been reached. Zeta Psi does not enter into legal agreements verbally, Gorski said. He added that Zeta Psi notified Sammy about the lease in plenty of time for the fraternity to find another house. “It was common knowledge that Sammy was looking for other places,” he said. “But it was also public that we were looking for other offers, as well.” On March 19, a Zeta Psi official informed Sammy the fraternity would not extend the fraternity’s leasing contract because there was a “competing proposal” that offered more money. Outside of the lawsuit, other issues have caused problems between Zeta Psi and Sammy. Last fall, Gorski made a presentation to the Interfraternity Council, seeking approval of Zeta Psi’s reinstatement on campus. During the meeting with the IFC, a Sammy brother on the board asked if Zeta Psi was engaging in fraternity activities, despite being on probation, according to the lawsuit. Simon said in the affidavit that Zeta Psi didn’t receive favorable approval in its quest for reinstatement and blames Sammy — and the comment at the IFC board meeting — for its continued suspension. Zeta Psi has been open about wanting to eventually return to campus, Gorski said. But, he said the property of the house and

Zeta Psi’s return to campus are completely separate issues. Additionally, the house has sustained “significant damage” during the past five years, Gorski said. In the lawsuit, Sammy reported it had spent almost $100,000 in “repairs and restoration to enhance the condition of the building.” The lease, Simon said in his affidavit, states the tenant performs repairs, not restorations. He added that many areas of damage predated their tenancy. Gorski said Zeta Psi’s board hopes to work with Etasam regarding the property and future investments. “Some of our alumni have had bad feelings on the damage to the house,” Gorski said. “Some of the damage is unimaginable. We realize that kids will be kids, but this house is also a business.” FiJi is not concerned about Zeta Psi’s eventual return to campus, said Erich Grundman, FiJi’s former president. “That’s their goal, and we completely understand that,” he said. “That’s between them and the university. Right now, we’re just focusing on being good tenants.” Frank Woodworth, vice president of housing for FiJi, said the fraternity has no comment on the current litigation between Sammy and Zeta Psi. Right now, the fraternity is concentrating on moving into its own house next fall. Said Grundman: “It’s a pride thing. The fact that we can point to 727 Comstock and call it our house and display our letters is a huge deal for us.”

“It’s a pride thing. The fact that we can point to 727 Comstock and call it our house and display our letters is a huge deal for us.” Erich Grundman


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BIRD LIBRARY The library is, at its essence, a place for pulling allnighters. The stacks of books are really just a backdrop for spending 24 hours stressing out over your next final, and needing a place other than your dorm or apartment to do so. The first floor of Bird Library is equipped with some delectable love seats and chairs that are ripe for napping. The lighting is a little bright, but if you throw your textbook over your eyes, you should be just fine.

Sleeping around A comprehensive guide of the best places to nap throughout campus


aps are important in terms of surviving your time in college, but there simply isn’t enough time in the day to make it back to bed between big projects, exams and pop quizzes. So, sometimes it’s necessary to just make camp within the academic building parameters. While not every building has a designated napping spot, you’d be surprised how many have some prime sleeping options.

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WAREHOUSE LOBBY Design students are sitting pretty on one of SU’s bestkept napping secrets: the Warehouse. Unfortunately, if you’re not a design student, maneuvering through this building is like navigating Fort Knox. If you aren’t in a VPA design program, your SU ID will not swipe you into the elevator or any of the individual floors, so suck up to your creative friends in Warehouse programs to help you out. Yet while many of the couches on the building’s various floors are comfortable and provide some prime napping opportunities, the lime colored couches in the main lobby are quite possibly even better. Their low center of gravity will make you sink right in, so set an alarm.


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PANASCI LOUNGE It does not seem plausible that there is any other purpose for the Panasci Lounge other than for students to nap. It has the quiet atmosphere of a library or computer lab without the books or computers. Couches and cozy chairs are everywhere, with soft lighting perfect for a snooze in between — or, let’s be honest, during — classes. There is literally no other practical application for such a room.

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LIFE SCIENCES ATRIUM What makes the Life Sciences Atrium such a great napping spot is location. The huge building is centrally located among off campus apartments, several dorm buildings and every other building on main campus. It is also very close to the College Place bus stop. Its locale makes it an easy travel spot for anyone who has been made weary by the stress of a day on campus but doesn’t quite have enough time to make it home for a bed nap. Inside, it is a little busy, making it sometimes difficult to turn off the world around you, but the couches are among the most comfortable on campus.

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SLOCUM MARBLE ROOM It is a widely accepted rule that freshman architecture students don’t sleep, and therefore it makes perfect sense that their mothership, Slocum Hall, comes equipped with a great snooze spot. It’s also awesome that it’s called the Marble Room: you can attempt to validate the somewhat grim fact of blatantly sleeping in public — a clear indication that your life is in absolute shambles — with the notion that you’re doing it in a relatively classy room. Fetch your diamonds from the vault and head on over to the Marble Room for some very posh public sleeping.

SHAW DINING — KOSHER ROOM Dining halls may not seem like the most obvious place to catch up on sleep.Shaw Dining Hall is generally among the quietest of the SU dining hall, making it the best location to take on a food-induced nap. Pile your tray up high with food, preferably some heavy in tryptophan, and bring it into the back room, equipped with some very comfortable booths and couches. If you time it just right, you can time your sleep period so that when you wake up, you’re hungry enough for your next meal and can snag it without having to sign back in.

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With a triple spiral symbol on her right ankle, Jessica Wiggs, a junior public relations and English and textual studies major, shows her allegiance to the Celts of Ireland. The tattoo is a token of her cultural identity. But it wasn’t always easy to have a culture to call her own. At 18 years of age and on the fringe of high school graduation, Wiggs was suffering from an identity crisis, finding it difficult to define herself among her peers and family. To make it even more difficult, her true heritage remained a mystery. “I never fully knew what heritage I was,” Wiggs said. “There were friends around me who knew theirs, and even other members of my family who knew where their ancestry lay, but because my father never knew his father, I never fully knew what I was and who I was.” Wiggs’ heritage remained an enigma until

the end of her senior year, when her grandfather passed away and she finally met his side of the family, ultimately revealing her true Celtic background. “When my biological grandfather died, I found out everything about him. It always bothered me,” she said. “I finally found out that I was 75-percent Irish, and this was such a relief to me.” After finding out her true heritage, Wiggs felt the need to celebrate her youth and newfound heritage with a tattoo. Claiming to have put a fair amount of thought into the iconography, Wiggs decided on the triple spiral, a symbol known throughout multiple sects of many religions, but thought to originate in Celtic tradition. In Christianity, the symbol is known to stand for the Holy Trinity, but to Wiggs and her ancestry, the symbol stands for “birth, death and eternity,” with each spiral corresponding to one of the three ideas. “At the time, I was feeling rather existential,” Wiggs said. “I was thinking a lot about everything, the world and how I wanted to change it. I wanted to know the meaning of everything, and I spent a lot of time overanalyzing and overthinking anything and everything. The idea that birth, death and eternity meeting together in the middle meant a lot to me at that time, though I can’t

ian feiner | staff writer say it still does.” Wiggs has always thought of getting another tattoo, but hasn’t found anything that means as much to her since the revelation of her true heritage. Though she will always bear allegiance to the Irish culture, in retrospect, Wiggs said she

feels differently about her tattoo. Said Wiggs: “I have no problems with the tattoo, but I can totally see the crazy 18-yearold in me when I look at it. I wouldn’t get it removed or anything, but I’m not so sure I’d do it over again if I had the chance.”

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Bittersweet creation Tyler, The Creator produces album with great musical elements, less-than-stellar rapping


By Erik van Rheenen STAFF WRITER

dd Future used to be the three-ring circus hip-hop collective — a cocky troupe of upstart, devil-may-care rappers armed with moody beats and sneering attitudes. And no one was better suited to be the group’s ringleader than Tyler, The Creator, Odd Future’s larger-than-life spokesman. But then Odd Future grew up from being a group of snot-nosed brats. Frank Ocean broke hearts and won Grammys for Channel Orange, and teen phenom Earl Sweatshirt embraced his role as rap’s next big thing. Where did that leave Tyler? With two records rife with misogyny and stomach-turning rhymes, and not much to show for them. “Wolf” is finally a coming-of-age album of sorts for Tyler, a record where the rapper drops his usual shock tactics and dives headfirst into his own troubled psyche. Listeners might not like what they find there, but with lush, jazzy instrumentals and Tyler shedding his juvenile anarchist antics, the trip’s one worth taking. Tyler, the Producer proves his uncanny ear for beats on “Wolf,” starting the record with an ivory-tickling title track. But Tyler, the Rapper still churns out some immature lyrics — the first track is nothing but a string of “f**k you’s”

and tossing out cringe-worthy epithets. As pretty as the instrumentals are, and they are absolutely stunning, they do nothing to hide the fact that “Wolf” is unabashedly profanity-laced. That stream of obscenities fit Tyler’s persona when he’s spitting violent rhymes over brooding beats on “Cowboy” and almost distastefully sampled police car sirens on “Pigs,” but comes off as clumsy when he tries to sound charming. Surefire single “Awkward” (smooth Frank Ocean guest spot included) flourishes jazzy beats and cutesy lyrics about puppy love, and it’s hard not to raise an eyebrow when Tyler’s starts dropping f-bombs in his baritone delivery. The same goes for triple-feature “Partyisntover/Campfire/Bimmer,” a mash-up of three blink-and-you’ll-miss-it vignettes. The song boasts impressive production, complete with a children’s choir, features from Frank Ocean and Stereolab songstress Laetitia Sadier and some thumping bass lines. Tyler should be the star of his own show, but his silly verses give way to Ocean and Sadier’s refined performances. “Wolf,” for its nearly immaculate production value and neo-jazz leanings, is incredibly selfindulgent. The tracks where Tyler grapples with the price of fame (“Colossus” tackles a warped

account of meeting obsessive fans) and comes to grip with family problems (daddy issues rear their head on “Jamba”) are insightful and emotionally charged. But that fervent flow loses steam about halfway through the album’s 18-song track length, and Tyler’s self-destructive lyrics drop off in urgency. In fact, he spends much of the back half of “Wolf” trying to be crass and edgy again. “Treehome95” feels out of place as a blue-eyed soul cut that doesn’t fit the violent vibe of “Wolf,” no matter how dazzling Erykah Badu croons. The Latin flair of “Tamale” and groovy bass of “Rusty” buckle under Tyler’s unpolished lyrics — probably, as usual, a point of contention for critics. So when Tyler finally returns to his pseudotherapist’s chair in album closer “Lone,” listeners are desperate for him to spit some more confessionals. It’s a solid return to form and weaves nicely back to the album’s early narrative, but the record’s soft center is too dense to fully appreciate the closure Tyler offers. “Wolf” has some spectacular moments, but most draw from the jazz-inspired beats; almost none are Tyler’s lyricism or flows. His chops for producing supersede his rapping talent by an unfairly wide margin, and it shows. Maybe it’s time for Tyler, the Creator to take

Sounds like: Smooth jazz and not so smooth rapping Genre: Alternative Rock Top track: “Awkward”




Odd Future Release Date: March 26 3/5 soundwaves

the backseat to Odd Future’s two infinitely more talented members: Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt. Tyler’s got a bright future ahead of him as a hit beat-maker, but he still needs more time to grow up before releasing another misguided, blatantly offensive solo effort. @TheRealVandyMan

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County to Atlanta on Thursday. It will be his 23rd straight trip to the Final Four, he said, a stretch that includes the Orangemen’s loss in the 1996 final to Kentucky and the 2003 championship run. McKnight compared this SU team to both of those squads, mostly on the basis of one familiar quality. “(This team) has a lot of the same qualities as the team in 2003, for me,” McKnight said. “It’s more of a system. You know in 1996, this year, 2003 when we were there, you know the zone’s going to take care of things.” Inside of the Verizon Center, former SU greats sat together. Derrick Coleman, Billy Owens, Pearl Washington, Hakim Warrick, Leo Rautins and Etan Thomas joined Syracuse’s alltime leading scorer, Lawrence Moten. “Everybody was there to support our university and our team,” Moten said, likening the Verizon Center to being in the Carrier Dome. “And it’s weird, because some of those guys, we never even played together, but we have so much love and respect for each other that we want to see the university always do well.” After the game, Moten went down to talk with SU players like C.J. Fair, Jerami Grant, Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche. A former swingman himself, Moten told Carter-Williams and Triche to continue driving to the hoop, calling the NCAA “a guard’s tournament.”


stops at Canisius, Richmond and West Virginia, among others, while Boeheim remains entrenched at the university he has come to define. And when Beilein’s Wolverines meet Boeheim’s Syracuse squad, a Salt City showdown will ensue. “We’d be up playing St. Lawrence or Potsdam

“It’s the same great defense. The names change, the personnel and their abilities stay the same. Except the one thing that I’ve seen is that at some times they’re more shot blocking. And other times, like right now, this is a great steal team. They get their hands on things.” John Beilein


or something, playing St. Rose or St. Michael’s, and it would be a whiteout or a snowstorm,” Beilein said with a chuckle. “Listening to the Syracuse-Georgetown game (on the radio) with 30,000 people while we’re just trying to make it home alive.” Beilein, who is making his first appearance in the Final Four, described his coaching career as “nomadic.” He worked his way from Newfane (N.Y.) High School to Erie Community College to Nazareth, made stops at Le Moyne, Canisius and Richmond, then broke onto the national

“Basically, what I said to Carter-Williams and Triche is they’re 6-6 and 6-4,” Moten said, “if they penetrate and create, it’ll open up so much more for the guys.” Moten said he thinks the Orange can win the tournament now, pointing to players like

“The guy doesn’t get the kind of credit he deserves, Jim Boeheim does not get the credit he deserves. Everybody says he’s so nonchalant and it’s like, all the guy does is win and it’s just amazing.” Clay McKnight


Baye Moussa Keita stepping up during the postseason stretch. He, too, is working on plans to go to Atlanta for the Final Four. Moten missed out on a Final Four run by just a year after he played his last SU game in 1995. Though he said he felt he was a part of the 1996 team’s run to the championship game, he’s pulling for this year’s squad just as hard. Andrew Kouwe watched the game this past weekend with 10 friends inside Jack Flats bar on an annual trip to Key West, Fla. Kouwe, a walk-

scene at West Virginia before finally arriving in Ann Arbor, Mich. He’s amassed 672 total wins along the way, including a National Invitation Tournament championship in 2007. But this season, with point guard Trey Burke leading the way, Beilein guided Michigan to the Final Four. “I’m not sure he’s had any adversity,” Boeheim said in the teleconference. “He’s been successful wherever he’s been. I remember him at Erie, Le Moyne, Canisius, Richmond, you name it. West Virginia. He’s won every place he’s been. That’s difficult to do, to be able to go to five or six different places and win.” But their relationship began when Beilein was at Le Moyne. He said Boeheim used to bring his Syracuse players to some of the clinics Le Moyne was hosting, which helped the Dolphins’ budget and generated more interest. And Beilein always admired the friendliness Boeheim displayed toward his wife and kids. Boeheim’s respect for Beilein manifested itself in the form of reference phone calls. Beilein credited Boeheim for helping him land the head coaching job at Canisius, which he took after a decade at Le Moyne. Then, Boeheim picked up the phone again in 2002 to recommend him to West Virginia. “Both jobs I recommended him highly because I thought he was a great coach and would do a great job at both places,” Boeheim said. “Especially when the West Virginia athletic director called me, I told him to hang up the phone and call John Beilein back and hire him without waiting another minute because he’s a great coach and he’s won every place he’s been. He’s just a tremendous guy and a great basketball coach.” Beilein chuckled as he thought back to those days of piling his Le Moyne team into two vans — not buses — and trekking around the region through snow and sleet. Imagining himself at the Final Four, albeit two decades later, seemed farfetched. But Saturday, it all becomes real, and Beilein will share the same stage as his figurative big


on on the 2003 championship team, held onto his player’s mentality as SU wound the clock down on Marquette. Even after James Southerland drilled a 3-pointer with 2:23 remaining to give the Orange a 50-36 lead, the game was not over. “I don’t think you ever think that, especially after Kansas, you know, watching the Kansas game the day before,” Kouwe said. “But you know that when you have a 10-point lead or eight-point lead or 12-point lead against the zone and the way the zone’s playing it actually seems like a bigger lead than it really is because it’s so tough to score against.” After the game, Kouwe talked to Kueth Duany, the lone senior on the 2003 championship team, and Hakim Warrick, who made a game-saving block on Kansas’ Michael Lee with less than two seconds remaining in the championship. Warrick will be in Atlanta for the Final Four, Kouwe said, and Duany is trying to fly in from Africa. Josh Pace lives in Atlanta, but had to leave for New Zealand on Saturday to prepare for his upcoming season with the Nelson Giants. He was a sophomore guard-forward on the championship team. Kouwe also texted current SU assistant coach and then-freshman point guard Gerry McNamara. McKnight, Moten and Kouwe all said Boeheim deserved more recognition for the success he’s had. “I know he’s had criticism and people say he can’t play zone and all this stuff, but he’s proven over the years that he’s just remarkable,” Kouwe said. “I think it just speaks to

that fact that he’s one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time.” Moten added that despite the Orange’s miserable regular-season stretch, Boeheim has always had his players ready in postseason crunch time. Moten was glad to see his former head coach return to the Final Four, but learned a more important lesson in his time in an Orange uniform. “I’ll tell you, Boeheim doesn’t care what anybody thinks about him,” Moten said. “In life, everybody’s always going to say something about you, but if there’s one thing I learned from Coach Boeheim, it’s to let it go in one ear and come out the other, just do what you do.”

brother from the late 1980s and early 90s. From mini vans in Syracuse to chartered planes in Michigan, and now the Final Four in Atlanta.

“I wouldn’t suggest this route I took to anyone,” Beilein said. “I think you’ve got to be very lucky to get to this point.” @Jacob_Klinger_


Members of Orange royalty were on hand to watch — or in Gerry McNamara’s case, coach — as Syracuse beat Marquette in the Verizon Center on Saturday. Here are some of them and where they rank on SU’s all-time scoring chart. RANK

1. 2. 4. 5. 12. 24. 32. 56.


Lawrence Moten Derrick Coleman Gerry McNamara Hakim Warrick Billy Owens Pearl Washington Etan Thomas Leo Rautins

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Pannell rebounds from foot injury to join 300-point club By David Wilson ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

After 13 months filled with uncertainty of his future and concern for his collegiate career, Rob Pannell is back atop his craft. A broken foot on March 3, 2012, left Pannell’s future with Cornell — and college lacrosse — in doubt. But on March 26 of this year, Pannell joined elite company, scoring his 300th career point. “It’s been a goal of mine for a while now, a few years,” Pannell said, “and it’s always good to reach your goals.” A five-point day in a blowout win over Siena placed Pannell on the prestigious list of now only eight players to score 300 points in a college career. It was the latest accomplishment in the legendary career of the Big Red’s all-time leading scorer. He’s won a pair of Jack Turnbull Awards as the nation’s best attack and is the presumed frontrunner for this year’s

“I was pretty confident that when I returned that I was going to be the player that I was before I got injured. I’m of the type of attitude that I wouldn’t have been happy if I had come back and was a lesser player.” Rob Pannell


Tewaaraton Award. And it all comes just more than a year after his NCAA future was cast into serious doubt. On March 3, 2012, Pannell broke his left foot in a blowout victory over Army. Just weeks into his senior season at Cornell, Pannell’s collegiate career could have ended. For about three months, Pannell’s future was left shrouded in mystery. Having completed four years of college, Pannell would have the opportunity to leave school and play Major League Lacrosse. Or he could have transferred, perhaps, to Virginia, where he would’ve had the opportunity to play with his brother. But there was a way he could stay at Cornell. Though Ivy League rules prohibit an athlete with a degree from gaining an extra year of eligibility, Pannell could simply opt

not to graduate and appeal to the league about gaining another year. His appeal was granted, and he has come back stronger than ever. “I was pretty confident that when I returned that I was going to be the player that I was before I got injured,” Pannell said. “I’m of the type of attitude that I wouldn’t have been happy if I had come back and was a lesser player.” On Oct. 7, 2012, Pannell asserted his return to his coach and the rest of the nation. More than six months after his injury, Pannell took the field at The Landon School in Bethesda, Md., for the Capital Lacrosse Invitational. First came a pair of scrimmages with his Cornell team. To end the day, he took the field with Team USA. Playing against the best players in the world, Pannell stole the show, tallying eight points. He was back. “I was able to sit in the stands and watch him play,” Cornell head coach Ben DeLuca said, “and I think at that point in time, I knew there was going to be no problem having him back and integrating him back into our offense.” Now, he’s lumped in with the likes of Matt Danowski, Mikey Powell and Tim Nelson as 300-point scorers and lacrosse legends. Syracuse head coach John Desko coached Powell at SU in the early 2000s. Though he hasn’t seen the newest member of the 300-point club play a ton this season, he has a deep appreciation for Pannell’s game and his ability to rebound from injury. “He’s been very productive, you know,” Desko said. “This is a fifth year for him, and I think he’s probably playing his best lacrosse coming off an injury last year and another year of maturity, another year of, you know, playing.” What amazes Desko most, though, is how often Pannell has the ball in his stick, but what sets Pannell apart is his ability without the ball in his stick. Pannell scored just three points in a win over Dartmouth on March 30, but the Big Red still put 21 goals on the board in a 16-goal victory. He diverts so much attention that it opens things up for his teammates. It’s that type of mentality that he has in mind as he looks to achieve his next goal. He’s already scored his 300th career point and set Cornell’s all-time scoring record, but it leaves one glaring hole on his resume: a national championship. “That’s the ultimate goal of mine and of our team,” Pannell said. “A lot of other goals, or we like to say, ‘standards,’ for the Cornell lacrosse team will be set along the way.”

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on Saturday, as he hopes to guide his Michigan team to the national title game while earning his first win against Boeheim in the process. The two coaches participated in a teleconference Monday, and the majority of the questions focused on how the Wolverines match up against the 2-3 puzzle that has been unsolvable so far in the NCAA Tournament. Beilein said Syracuse’s length is “never a good matchup for any team,” and Boeheim said Michigan is the “best offensive team in the country.” Which statement is truer won’t be proven until Saturday. “Offensively, they’re by far the biggest challenge we’ve had this year,” Boeheim said in the teleconference. “We played some really good teams, but we haven’t played anybody as good offensively as Michigan.” It’s a major statement considering Syracuse has played Louisville, the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, three times this season and knocked off Indiana in the Sweet 16. But Michigan’s lineup — a balanced, shooter-heavy unit with an emerging post player inside — appears to have the weapons needed to decode Boeheim’s cryptic, trademark zone. Trey Burke, Michigan’s All-American point guard, spearheads a perimeter unit in which “each one of those guys can score 20 points in a night,” Boeheim said. Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas join Burke on the outside, all of whom have scored 20 points in at least one game during the NCAA Tournament. The key, though, has been the emergence of freshman big man Mitch McGary. His season averages of 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game are strong for a first-year player, but in the tournament, he has ascended to another level. Through Michigan’s four wins, McGary has averaged more than 17 points per game and been a force down low. “Now their freshman center, McGary, has

really stepped up,” Boeheim said. “They’re a different team with his presence inside. He’s now in some games dominant.” On the outside, Michigan seems to have the team to attack the zone well. Whether that is the case on Saturday is a different story. Boeheim said this is the best zone defense he has ever had at Syracuse, with athletic and lanky players at every position and a handful of capable shot blockers. Through four games in the NCAA Tournament, the Orange has allowed an average of 45.8 points per game. Marquette, a team that scored 74 points against Syracuse during the regular season, could not even reach 40 in the Elite Eight. “It’s the same great defense,” Beilein said. “The names change, the personnel and their abilities stay the same. Except the one thing that I’ve seen is that at some times, they’re more shot blocking. And other times, like right now, this is a great steal team. They get their hands on things.” Beilein said he was glad his team had almost a full week to prepare for the zone defense, a luxury Indiana and California were not afforded. Even still, Syracuse players have said that period of time is insufficient. The length and activity cannot be simulated, they say, unless one can match their personnel. And this year, no one can. With a pair of guards standing 6 feet 4 inches and 6 feet 6 inches on the perimeter, Syracuse is able to disrupt an opponent’s offense even before it gets into a set play. The result is countless steals, tipped passes and deflections that cause turnovers and lead to transition opportunities the other way. If Michigan is going to combat that activity, Beilein said his team must make the rare open looks it gets. There won’t be many, he said, which is why knocking them down is crucial. No team has done it yet, but Michigan is perhaps the most equipped. On Saturday, one of the nation’s best offenses will try to solve perhaps the most confounding defense in the country. “It certainly has withstood the test of time,” Beilein said. “And Jim continues to work at it and tweak it in different ways.”




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Return to Final Four prompts reflection on history

By Jacob Klinger



ast Saturday night, as Syracuse was about to advance to its first Final Four in a decade, Clay McKnight turned to a Marquette fan inside a sports bar in Orange County, Calif. He directed the fan’s attention to the 2003 national championship ring around his finger.

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“I said, ‘Can you hold this for me while I go to the restroom?’” said McKnight, a graduate assistant on the 2003 team. “I was just trying to be a dick, but obviously I didn’t give it to them.” McKnight was one of many members of former Syracuse teams that cheered for the Orange on Saturday night as SU returned to the Final Four for the first time since 2003.

Boeheim, Beilein square off in CNY reunion By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER

Back in the 1980s, when Jim Boeheim’s glasses were a bit bigger and his sport coats a bit more plaid, John Beilein would look up into the stands and see his crosstown colleague there in support. Beilein, the head coach at Le Moyne from 1983-1992, never received a phone call from Boeheim asking for tickets to any of the Dol-


phins’ rivalry games against schools like Gannon or Philadelphia Textile, but he would spot him in the bleachers every now and then. “I think this happened more than just a few times, maybe every other season,” Beilein, now the head coach at Michigan, said in a teleconference Monday. “ … Jim would be in the stands watching a game on occasion.” From their days as college coach-

“I never back down for a challenge and to me, that’s what this is. Just another challenge. I’ll get through it. I wanted them to know that.” Kevin Ware LOUISVILLE GUARD ON HIS INJURY

es in the same city, Beilein and Boeheim became well acquainted — the former working his way up the coaching ladder through Central New York, and the latter helping out along the way with a timely phone call or show of support. On Saturday, those coaches will meet again, this time on the largest stage yet: the Final Four. Beilein arrives in Atlanta following




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While all were excited to see Syracuse again near the pinnacle of college basketball, some took the win as an opportunity to reconnect with old teammates, make plans to fly down to Atlanta or vindicate head coach Jim Boeheim. On the phone with his father, McKnight made plans to fly out of John Wayne Airport in Orange


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Beilein seeks 1st win against SU, Boeheim’s complicated 2-3 zone By Michael Cohen

Boeheim’s 2-3 zone. But every time the two head coaches have faced each other – nine occasions to date — the result was the same. Boeheim went home with a win. Beilein will try to solve the Syracuse zone for the 10th time


John Beilein ran through the schools in rapid fire: West Virginia, Canisius, Richmond. Three different coaching stops in Beilein’s journeyman career, all of which had several capable 3-point shooters to attack Jim


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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper became the youngest player in MLB history to homer twice on Opening Day, outdoing the previous 25 record by more than a year.

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