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Students, staff react to Syracuse decision By Stephanie Bouvia ASST. COPY EDITOR
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SARAH CORTIERI AND GREGORY MOTES , assistant dean for enrollment management and special academic program instruction in the School of Information Studies and LTC from the U.S. Army Mobile Applications Branch at Fort Gordon, Ga., respectively, speak Monday in the Innovation Studio of Hinds Hall. Motes presented to classes and held a Q-and-A session about the path the Army has taken in adopting smartphone apps. The Army team has more than 75 apps on many different networks.
Project continues halfway into extension By Breanne Van Nostrand ASST. COPY EDITOR
Construction on a massive Carousel Center expansion is still ongoing after the project received a deadline extension in June — its second extension since work began more than four years ago. The Destiny USA project involves the addition of new retail, entertainment and dining options to the existing Carousel Center. When completed, the 2.4-million-square-foot complex will be the sixth largest shopping destination in the country, according to a release from the Destiny USA website. An 850,000-square-foot addition is expected to open in spring 2012, according to an Aug. 11 press release on the Destiny USA web-
site. In the release, developer Robert Congel said contractors have begun finishing elevators, escalators and railings to frame the expansion.
Construction first began on the Destiny USA project in March 2007. Starting in 2009, there was a twoyear delay of construction on the
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Rachel Renock said she was shocked when she heard Syracuse University would be leaving the Big East conference for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The junior communications design major said she was confused as to why the university would be willing to lose some of its most competitive rivals. “I heard it was because of our football team, but I don’t really understand why the school would sacrifice some of our oldest basketball rivals, like Georgetown, for a football team that hasn't had much success in the past 10 years. No offense,” Renock said. The reaction on campus has been mixed since the announcement Syracuse will join the ACC. Some students are disappointed in the possible loss of rivals such as Villanova and Georgetown, but ultimately students and faculty alike seem to agree that this was a positive move for SU. Ashley Andrew, president of Otto’s Army and a junior communication sciences and disorders major, said that she was initially annoyed when she heard about SU’s decision. “I was upset that we wouldn't have regularly scheduled games with our Big East rivals UConn, Villanova, and most importantly, Georgetown,” she said. “Those games tend to be the most exciting, and they're the games that break attendance records and have the best atmosphere in the Dome, so I'm not eager to see those go.” Andrew has traveled with Otto’s Army to attend out-of-town football, basketball and lacrosse games in the past and said that although the out-oftown ACC games will mean further travel for fans, she believes SU students will still continue to attend them. “Most games won't be as convenient as going to Madison Square Garden, but there are still nonconference games, and some students will make the trip if they have family or friends in the area,” Andrew said. Rodney Paul, economics and SEE ACC PAGE 4
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pperclassmen and sophomores will be under special regulation permitting 12 o’clock permissions during this week was announced last night by Virginia Rand, president of Women’s Student senate. Freshman women, however, are expected to return within 1/2 hour after the close of each event scheduled for freshmen. Rules governing the conduct of women are being issued by the Women’s Student senate and will be explained to new students by their freshmen advisers. Freshmen are asked to pay special attention to these rules to prevent future misunderstanding, according to Miss Rand. W.S.S. Office to Open The W.S.S. office in the administration building will begin regular office hours Sept. 26, from 12 to 12:30 every day except Sunday. Before this time special permissions may be obtained from Miss Rand or Vivian Caygill, vice president. Women who have been placed on
probation by the university will have the same permissions as those of the preceding class. After the commencement of classes, freshmen will be allowed one 10:30 permission during the week, other week nights she is to be in the house at 8 o’clock. Privileges Explained Each semester, five special 12 o’clock permissions may be obtained and three 2 o’clocks on the occasion of formal dances. These special permissions must be secured during office hours except incases of absolute necessity when they may be procured from the president or vice president of W.S.S. Blanket permissions for extracurricular activities may be obtained from the office during open hours. This privilege may only be obtained directly thru the office and cannot be granted from any other source. —Compiled by Stephanie Bouvia, asst. copy editor, email@example.com
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Utica fully separates from SU
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Finance Board gains 4th member By Rachael Barillari
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The general assembly and the Finance Board held elections to fill open positions at Monday’s Student Association meeting, held at 7:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. Lucia Ha, a sophomore mathematics major, and Alex Feigenbaum, a senior international relations major, ran for positions on the Finance Board. After extended debate concerning both candidates’ ability to be effective members of the board, Ha was elected and Feigenbaum was not. PJ Alampi, Board of Elections and Membership chair, interviewed both candidates before the meeting and before the election. He said Feigenbaum was uninformed when it came to provisions about the board. He said Ha was also uninformed but had more knowledge about the provisions than Feigenbaum. “I didn’t think either candidate was really qualified at this point to be elected,” said Jeff Rickert, SA comptroller and head of the Finance Board, after the meeting. Rickert said he believed the candidates had ample time to prepare themselves on what the duties of the Finance Board are prior to questioning by the assembly. While some questions were answered sufficiently by the candidates, others were answered “well below par,” he said. The Finance Board, which now has four members with the election of Ha, has six more available positions. Rickert said that although SA is pushing to fill every open seat in the assembly, this is not a goal for the board. “I am more concerned with getting see SA page 4
Utica College, a satellite college of Syracuse University, has gained full independence from its parent institution. Undergraduate students that enrolled at Utica in spring 2011 and every graduating class thereafter will be awarded degrees specifically from Utica, said Kelly Adams, director of marketing and communications at the college. Utica gained legal and financial independence from SU in 1995. In 2007, the college was granted the power to develop undergraduate programs independent of SU. Before gaining full independence, Utica undergraduates majoring in academic programs established before 2007 were awarded SU degrees, Adams said. Undergraduate students that pursued a degree toward an academic major established after 2007 have graduated or have been set to graduate with a Utica degree since declaring the major. Kevin Quinn, SU’s senior vice president for public affairs, confirmed the reports but did not provide further comment. Utica students currently enrolled in academic programs established before 2007 and who had entered the university before last spring will still receive SU degrees, Adams said. The Class of 2016 is set to be the first group of students to graduate with all graduates receiving Utica degrees. In response to the G.I Bill, Utica was created in part by SU to meet the educational needs of soldiers returning from World War II. In addition to Utica, SU established Triple City College, which was renamed Harper see UTICA page 8
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kristen parker | staff photographer lucia ha (left) , a sophomore mathematics major, speaks at Monday’s meeting. PJ Alampi (right), Board of Elections and Membership chair, interviewed Ha and Alex Feigenbaum (center).
SU ranks 20th for most graduates in Teach for America program with 41 placements By Emily Pompelia Contributing Writer
Syracuse University ranked high on Teach for America’s “Top Contributors List” this year, with 41 graduates placed in teaching jobs. TFA, started in 1990 by Wendy Kopp, received a record 48,000 applications this year. But only 11 percent were accepted, according to a Washington Post article published Saturday. TFA is a nonprofit organization through AmeriCorps that
places recent graduates in underserved rural and urban school districts for a two-year teaching commitment. Many SU students were among that 11 percent, as SU placed 20th on the list of applicants accepted from “large universities,” according to the article. One of these applicants was 2011 graduate and Colorado Corps member Emily Allen. Allen graduated from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and attributes a lot of
her motivation to apply for TFA to the policy studies program. “I thought it (TFA) was a fantastic idea. I am very impressed by Kopp. She’s a genius,” said Bill Coplin, director of the public affairs program at Maxwell. “It’s competently run, which is not true for a lot of nonprofits.” Approximately 70 percent of policy studies majors that apply for TFA are admitted, Coplin said. Almost 100 of his past students have been
accepted to TFA. However, it is not only policy studies majors that are accepted. “Since TFA began we’ve always had a strong interest from SU students, but there has been an increase recently,” said Mike Cahill, director of career services. Allen and Cahill both said that SU students share a passion to make a difference and become active citizens. “Kids at Syracuse are the caliber of people that TFA is looking for,”
Allen said. “Kids at Syracuse have potential to be leaders in society, and teachers are part of that.” The high ranking can also be attributed to TFA’s presence on SU’s campus, as the organization has done a good job of branding itself, Cahill said. TFA is the philanthropy of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and is supported yearlong by SU’s chapter. TFA representatives come to see Teach for AMERICA page 8
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a rounded viewpoint and more diversified opinions, that is more important than just having 10 bodies,” Rickert said. Rickert also said he hopes to see Feigenbaum run again because, as a senior, Feigenbaum could provide a viewpoint that is not currently on the board. For the general assembly, four candidates ran for positions and were all elected. Gregory Harts, a junior engineering major, filled the sixth of seven positions for the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science. “I know engineers are underrepresented,” Harts said. Daniela Lopez, a freshman in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, was elected as the school’s second representative. Feigenbaum, although denied a position on the Finance Board, was elected to the general assembly to represent the College of Arts and Sciences. Bonnie Kong, Academic Affairs Committee chair, said that Feigenbaum’s election was significant because of his senior standing, as SA is currently underclassmen-heavy. Freshman Daniel Benson was also elected to represent Arts and Sciences.
Other business discussed:
kristen parker | staff photographer jeff rickert, SA comptroller, speaks after Monday night’s meeting. Rickert said he did not think either candidate was prepared to hold the Finance Board position.
• Before the elections of the general assembly, SA president Neal Casey reminded the representatives of his recruitment push and urged each member to attempt to recruit at least one person. He suggested a one-on-one approach. • Dylan Lustig, vice chair of the Student Engagement Committee, presented the committee’s plans for more focused town hall meetings
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finance of sports professor at the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, said in an email that he believes this was the best decision for SU athletics. Paul said that with movements of other schools to the Southeastern Conference, and the rumored movements to the Pac-12 Conference, being a member of the Big East is tenuous. He said that superconferences will have the power to control who gets the revenues from TV deals for the Bowl Championship Series. In this way, a university would want to be affiliated with a superconference to sustain those revenues. “If the Big East would not retain its BCS status, or whatever comes after it, there was likely a huge loss in college football revenues for teams remaining in the Big East,” Paul said. “This move is likely revenue enhancing due to superconference status and serves as insurance against being left unrepresented, superconference-wise, in the future.” Paul said SU’s move to the ACC makes sense geographically, academically and sports-wise. “I think it’s a great move in the current context of the football world. It creates some issues
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L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science The college is the closest to having full representation.
Lucia Ha and Alex Feigenbaum
SA Comptroller Jeff Rickert said both candidates had ample time to prepare for questioning and both were not well informed of Finance Board operations.
The number of candidates elected to the SA general assembly at Monday night’s meeting.
He said it “I didn’t think either candidate was really qualified at this point to be elected.” Jeff Rickert
basketball-wise, but I imagine those will be worked out in time,” he said. “It will be a shame to lose some classic Big East matchups, but the ACC has great basketball as well, and super top tier in Duke and UNC.” When it comes to attendance in the Carrier Dome for basketball games, Paul said he believes the ACC games will draw large numbers comparable even to Big East games, especially those against Duke and UNC. It will be exciting to see the ACC teams visit Syracuse for the first time, which could also drive attendance, he said. Dan Lyons, a senior writing and rhetoric major and public relations officer for Otto’s Army, said that he also believes this is the best move SU could have made. Lyons said he has gone to the Big East tournament for three years and loves the Georgetown rivalry and the Villanova games in the Dome, but football is the driving force in college sports today. Lyons said he understands why SU basketball fans are sad about losing the old rivalries between other universities, but the move will most likely lead to a positive increase in attendance at SU football games. Said Lyons: “I think people who are upset now will come around on it eventually.” email@example.com
Out with the old, in with the new
Here are two of SU’s most prominent rivals in the Big East:
Notable game: On March 12, 2009, Syracuse beat Connecticut 127-117 in six overtimes in a thrilling Big East Tournament quarterfinal game. The game was the longest in Big East history and the second-longest Division 1 game ever.
Notable game: On Feb. 12, 1980, the Hoyas upset Syracuse 52-50 in the last game at Manley Field House. Georgetown’s victory snapped the Orange’s 57-game winning streak in Manley.
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Move to ACC requires fans to cheer for Orange from afar
yracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh will pull out of the Big East conference and move to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2.5 years. Joining the ACC will have a complex effect on traditional Orange fandom. The move ends decades of traditions and history, from the stadiums we’ll play at to the longstanding rivalries. The power of these traditions drew even the mildest SU fans into the Carrier Dome for a game against Villanova or Georgetown. New rivalries will form, but leaving the Big East certainly marks the end of an era at SU. For many fans, especially those from Central New York, attending the majority of SU’s away games becomes harder, as the ACC covers much more of the South than the Big East does. Virtually only two schools — Boston College and Pittsburgh — are within easy driving distance from Central New York. For low-budget fans or more importantly, the parents of regional recruits, tailing the team will be a larger and more expensive commitment. However, joining the ACC will expand the fan base to new regions of the country. It will reinvigorate some graduates outside the Northeast to renew their interest in SU sports. But moving outside the Northeast comes at a peculiar time. SU used the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium as
EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board a huge marketing effort. The mantra splashed across New York City buses and posted on billboards touted SU as New York’s College team. Under the current conference systems, SU’s downstate presence will greatly decrease as a result of joining the ACC. The Big East tournament is always held at Madison Square Garden. Unless the conferences undergo big changes, the Orange won’t be playing at this pinnacle event. The hype of the tournament draws thousands of fans. Will SU be able to hold onto these fans without such a strong regional presence? Certainly, big teams like University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University will bolster SU’s visibility in the coming years. Attracting new fans as a result of the move will depend more than anything on strong and competitive teams to foster pride. The change will inevitably revolutionize the meaning of being an Orange fan. The old rifts between Georgetown and Villanova will heal and fall into history. New rivalries will dominate the coming decades. But for all the freshmen and sophomores who may be here for the changes, cherish these final moments of the Orange as we know them now.
Local grassroots organizations require promotion; will hold nearby awareness events
etting things done in the world of environmentalism is heavily reliant on grassroots efforts. These calls for change come from the individuals who dare to give a damn rather than from institutions in power. Rallying people behind a cause takes finagling, especially for something like climate change. Effectively communicating why it is important, who it affects and how to take action requires ingenuity and persistence. This weekend a number of organizations will host opportunities to participate in a grassroots movement. Defining the issue is critical. Climate change demands extensive public education because the causes are many News Editor Editorial Editor Feature Editor Sports Editor Presentation Director Photo Editor Copy Chief Art Director Development Editor Special Projects Editor Asst. Presentation Director Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor
green and read all over and varied while the effects are not necessarily tangible in our everyday lives. Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane that trap heat in the atmosphere are primarily products of the fossil fuels. The effects range from more intense storms to more frequent droughts and happen on a global scale. But, of course, eliminating fossil fuels would be an economic shift of epic
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proportions. Grassroots movements also differ in their goals. Actions like rallies, petitions and media blitzes are intended to educate the public. With enough support, politicians and industry leaders take notice, potentially changing current practices. Other times, activists work toward achieving their ultimate goals themselves. For example, creating a bike-share program encourages people to travel without consuming fossil fuels and releasing greenhouse gases. On Saturday, there will be a whole lot of grassroots action happening in Syracuse. Moving Planet is an organization working toward reducing our collective dependency on fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions. On
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this date hundreds of events organized under Moving Planet’s umbrella by local groups will be happening simultaneously all over the world. At 10 a.m. on the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry quad, participants will be forming a “human 350,” led by the Environmental Studies Student Organization. The human 350 signifies the desired parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as opposed to the 392 parts per million that currently permeate our atmosphere. President Neil Murphy, Syracuse and Onondaga County officials, along with Samuel Gordon, communities coordinator for Central New York Energy $mart, will be speaking.
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The Critical Mass Bike Ride led by the Syracuse Peace Council at 3 p.m. in Thorden Park, beginning at the swimming pools will specifically draw attention to the dangers of hydrofracking — a means of recovering natural gas in Central New York. Participants will be riding in a large, slow crowd through a set route that will meet back at the park at 5 p.m. Traffic will effectively be disrupted in a nonthreatening but highly visible way that is hoped to inspire onlookers to learn more about both hydrofracking and climate change. Leanna Mulvihill is a senior forest engineering major and environmental writing and rhetoric minor. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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expansion because Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp. stopped funding a construction loan due to a dispute with the developer. The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency temporarily suspended a deadline for the project in 2009. The developer resumed construction in April after an out-of-court settlement with Citigroup, according to a Sept. 7 article in The Post-Standard. In June, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Congel negotiated a six-month extension of tax exemptions for the project. The agreement required Congel to pay $1 million to the city of Syracuse in exchange for the six-month extension. It was the second deadline extension for the project. But the Carousel Center expansion may attract more people from outside of Syracuse with its new features, said Don Dutkowsky, economics professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, BCBG Max Azria, Max Mara, Michael Kors and Salvatore Ferragamo are slated to be a part of the new addition, according to an Aug. 1 article in The Post-Standard. Mexican restaurant Cantina Laredo, brewery and restaurant Gordon Biersch and fondue restaurant Melting Pot will also be added, according to the article. Dutkowsky said there is a temptation for the Syracuse area to be a national destination because of its location near two major interstates, I-81 and I-90. People thought to take advantage of the location, but two challenges — the budget and a slow economy — stood in Destiny USA’s way, he said. Dutkowsky said though most people in the area work for “eds and meds” — namely Syracuse University and Syracuse area hospitals — the completed Destiny USA expansion will be a major contributor and will create jobs because of the new retail stores. Syracuse University has no involvement with the Destiny USA project, said Kevin Quinn, SU’s senior vice president for public affairs, in an email. The project has already created thousands of construction and permanent jobs, according to the Destiny USA release. Because of the different stores the project will introduce, a larger demographic will be
attracted to the Carousel Center, Dutkowsky said. This represents expansion and should be looked at in a positive light, he said. Dutkowsky, who lives in the suburbs of Syracuse, said he has noticed two viewpoints toward the Destiny USA project. Most residents are skeptical of the developer’s claims in terms of finishing, but at the same time, they remember Congel has a way of developing successful projects such as the existing Carousel Mall, he said. The Carousel Center is built on land that was once unsightly, Dutkowsky said. When people remember that and see the mall as it is now, they think Congel “might just make it,” he said. email@example.com
Destined for completion Construction on the Destiny USA project is still ongoing. The project involves the addition of new retail, dining and entertainment options to the existing Carousel Center. The 2.4-million-square-foot complex will be the sixth largest shopping destination in the United States when completed.
Construction first begins on the Destiny USA project.
A two-year delay of construction goes into effect because Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp. stopped funding a construction loan. The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency then suspends a deadline for the project.
Developer Robert Congel resumes construction after an out-of-court settlement with Citigroup.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Congel negotiate a six-month extension of tax exemptions for the project. The deal required Congel to pay $1 million to the city in exchange for the extension — the second extension for the project.
Congel says contractors have begun finishing elevators, escalators and railings to frame the expansion.
The 850,000-square-foot addition is expected to open.
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College and was eventually absorbed as the College of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Adams said. Utica first announced plans for the transition to full independence in October 2008, Adams said. The change in degree type applies only to Utica’s roughly 2,500 undergraduate students, as graduate students have been awarded UC degrees since the inception of the university’s first graduate program in 1998, Adams said. Utica’s independence from SU has been in the making since the campus’ beginnings, as the satellite campus’ original “intent was that one day it would stand on its own two feet,” Adams said. “This is both a celebratory milestone and kind of a natural next step, and I think both institutions can be lauded for realizing what the founding promise of Utica College was,” he said. Adams said he thinks news of the campus’ independence from SU has, on the whole, been
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campus often; Kopp has come to Syracuse twice to speak to students. “They’re here in our office; they reach out to our faculty. That helps to spread the word,” said Cahill, who expects to see a rise in the number of SU students working for TFA.
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well received by members of the Utica community. Though Adams said alumni he has spoken with said they’re proud of the school’s SU heritage, the campus has also developed an identity distinct from its parent institution, Adams said. “Utica College and Syracuse University
"This is both a celebratory milestone and kind of a natural next step, and I think both institutions can be lauded for realizing what the founding promise of Utica College was." Kelly Adams
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are both unique institutions unto themselves. They’re also unique from one another,” he said. Thus far, no noticeable effect has been made in terms of student recruitment. Long term, Adams said Utica hopes to work toward becoming “one of the nation’s finest, smallest regional universities.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen said she believes that in addition to the policy studies program, SU has great resources, connections and an alumni base connected to TFA. “We could sit around and do nothing, but we have students that are incredibly driven,” Allen said. “That’s what TFA is looking for.” email@example.com — A previous version of this article appeared on dailyorange.com on Sept. 19.
Company develops program for students to complement Turnitin By Casey Fabris Contributing Writer
Turnitin, a plagiarism detection program used by administrators and college professors throughout the country, has developed a student counterpart called WriteCheck. When students turn in papers through Turnitin electronically, the work is then run through a database of sources that checks for plagiarism. The program identifies work that has been copied using an “originality index” to determine how much of the paper appears to be plagiarized. If identified work is under a certain percentage, the paper is not considered plagiarized. WriteCheck, like Turnitin, identifies areas of unoriginality in a paper and alerts students to plagiarism, according to an Inside Higher Ed article published Sept. 9. WriteCheck was developed by the company that owns Turnitin — iParadigms LCC — two years ago and is available only to students.
“WriteCheck was designed with safeguards in place that makes it more onerous for a student to try to game the system than to actually write an original paper.” Chris Harrick
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Turnitin is used at Syracuse University and is available exclusively to administrators, which gives them the sole ability to determine a paper’s originality. “Turnitin is used mainly for teachers to check on students’ plagiarism, so they can either do it proactively or if they’re suspicious, they can look at a particular paper,” said Teddi Fishman, a member of the Turnitin UK advisory board and director of Clemson University’s International Center for Academic Integrity. WriteCheck was created in response to requests from instructors to help students properly attribute sources in essays, said Chris Harrick, vice president of marketing for iParadigms, in an email. “Many instructors, aside from those teaching English, do not want to spend valuable class and grading time covering basic mechanics of grammar and proper citation,” he said. Students can run a paper of approximately 5,000 words through WriteCheck for $6.95 and have the paper edited for spelling and grammar and checked for instances of plagiarism, according to the article. Turnitin has a database containing millions of sources, but it is only able to detect direct quotation of information, not paraphrasing. With WriteCheck, students are able to see what would be detected as plagiarism, revise the paper and then run it against the program up to three times to see if their unoriginal work will be recognized, according to the article. Some wonder if WriteCheck will negate the efforts of Turnitin, as the two programs provide the same service to two different demographics. Some also argue that because WriteCheck alerts students to areas in their paper that would be identified as plagiarism by Turnitin, it simply allows them to reword the information in such a way that Turnitin would no longer be able to detect it. But WriteCheck officials said they don’t believe students will use the program to cheat. “WriteCheck was designed with safeguards
in place that makes it more onerous for a student to try to game the system than to actually write an original paper,” Harrick said. Fishman, the member of Turnitin UK, said some students think paraphrasing has relieved them of the responsibility to cite, and that is the wrong idea, she said. Fishman said the source still needs to be acknowledged, even if the program would catch it. Although programs such as WriteCheck can be used to teach students about the writing process, they should not replace teachers, Fishman said. “When we threaten students and they aren’t sure where the boundaries are with plagiarism, that’s when we’ve failed,” she said. “Looking for more efficiency, relying on technology is not the best way to do it in this case. An algorithm, no matter how good it is, can’t fulfill the role of a teacher.” Adam Haas, a sophomore marketing major, said WriteCheck can potentially prevent students from accidentally plagiarizing, as many do. WriteCheck officials feel concerns that the program will help students cheat are unwarranted, Harrick said. The company’s mission is simply to help students become better writers, and they can do that through the prevention of plagiarism, he said. “We believe that originality checking is an indispensable tool as research and writing moves from paper to the web,” Harrick said. “The more people who have access to originality checking, the better off our society will be in teaching students how to write correctly.” firstname.lastname@example.org
WriteCheck identifies areas of unoriginality in a paper and alerts students to plagiarism, similar to Turnitin, which is a plagiarism detection program used by administrators and college professors across the United States. WriteCheck was developed by iParadigms LLC — the company that owns Turnitin — two years ago and is available solely to students. WriteCheck can go through a paper of roughly 5,000 words for a fee of $6.95. That cost will edit the paper for spelling and grammar and also check for cases of plagiarism. WriteCheck allows students to see what would be detected as plagiarism. They can then revise the paper and run it against the program up to three times to see if their original work will be recognized. WriteCheck uses pattern recognition to match the contents of submitted papers against a large warehouse of digital content. This means that WriteCheck’s technique is different than the text searches of Google and Bing, and it produces less false positives than search technology. The program searches and compares against a database of more than 14 billion current and archived Web pages, 110 periodicals and scholarly publications, and 160 million student papers. Additionally, papers submitted to WriteCheck are not added to the Turnitin student database. Source: writecheck.com
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Opposite effect Study ﬁnds marijuana users have lower obesity rates than nonsmokers
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By Katie Van Brunt
arijuana smokers are less likely to be obese than nonsmokers, according to a recent study. The study found that roughly a third of those who smoke at least three times a week are less likely to be obese than those who do not smoke at all, according to a Sept. 8 Time magazine article. Researchers analyzed two national studies consisting of 52,000 people and found that 22 percent of those who did not smoke marijuana were obese, compared to 14 percent of marijuana smokers who were obese. Even when adjustments were made for sex and age, the numbers still showed that obesity is lower in those who smoke weed than in those who do not, according to the article. Yann Le Strat, a co-author of the study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, said in an email that the study’s results were unexpected. Before the study, it was believed smoking weed increased appetites and may be linked to weight gain, Le Strat said.
“Cannabis is known to give ‘munchies,’ and we hypothesized that cannabis use would be associated with an increased weight, an increased rate of obesity. We were surprised because what we found is that cannabis use is actually associated with a decreased weight, a decreased rate of obesity,” he said. People who use cannabis at least three times a week are spending less time overeating or drinking alcohol, according to the article. Shweta Shreyarthi, a junior public health major at Syracuse University, said the study’s results have gone against what she knows about weed. “Personally, from what I know, I thought it was used to get people to eat more, so I’m not quite sure if it’d work for the obesity epidemic,” she said. “If more studies showed that it could somehow work for weight loss, then I think it should be used.” But weed should not be used as a calming agent either, as there are consequences to using the drug, Le Strat said.
“Cannabis is a drug with well-known negative effects on health. Cannabis should not be smoked for any medical reason because its adverse effects counterbalance the potential positive effect on weight,” Le Strat said. Francesca Budesheim, a senior child and family studies major and addiction studies minor, said she doesn’t believe marijuana should be used as a weight loss alternative. “I don’t really think that it would be a healthy way to lose weight. I think there are more ways to lose weight that are supported by valid evidence, like eating right and working out,” Budesheim said. But that this doesn’t mean this couldn’t change in the future, Budesheim said. She said that one day people may use it the same way they use medical marijuana. Said Budesheim: “Maybe in the future it could be a possibility, but they would probably use it the same way they use medical marijuana.” email@example.com
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Turning over a new leaf Reinvent yourself this fall by playing up boring basics with funky patterns, rich textures, bursts of color Text by Danielle Odiamar Photos by Mitchell Franz THE DAILY ORANGE
all fashion is all about recreating yourself, especially for students starting a brand new
school year. Though being fashion forward can seem challenging when limited by a student’s
budget, rebuilding your fall wardrobe is less about quantity and more about creativity – and the best place to start is with the basics. Take a look into the closet of an average college student and you’re sure to find staple items. Finding day-to-day items that are punched up with vibrant colors, interesting textures or fun patterns is an effective way to show off your style in an understated way. Jump outside your comfort zone and try looks you haven’t before. The Fall season is a time of new beginnings for many of us and the chance to build on who we are and what we have. As we go through the routine of student life, the day to day can start to get mundane and, though it may seem like a simple choice, throwing on the perfect outfit can help transform your mood and maybe even your entire outlook. email@example.com
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It’s a new year, so embrace the new you. Show off your fall foliage by revamping your wardrobe basics with colors, patterns and textures that highlight your personal flair.
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Glasses: Some Girls Boutique, $16 Striped full-length cardigan: Boom Babies, $59.96 Suede tank: Boom Babies, $32.96 Olive cargo skinny jeans: Boom Babies, $42.99
Jacket: Modern Pop Culture, $22 V-neck: Uniqlo Jeans: Levi’s Loafers: Donna Karan New York, $90
Teal turtleneck: Boom Babies, $32.90 Cropped fuzzy sweater: Boom Babies $49.90 Dark wash skinny jeans: Boom Babies, $28.99 Sand lace-up booties: Designer Show Warehouse, $49 Gold chunky link necklace: Boom Babies, $28 Gold necklace with blue medallions: Boom Babies, $22 As the cold weather sets in, pulling on more layers is the way to stay warm and fashionable at the same time. Layering is also a great way to highlight certain colors, patterns and textures in your outfit. Choosing garments that highlight your other items instead of hiding them can elevate an otherwise simple look.
Thick knit scarf: H&M, $16 Glasses: Some Girls, $16 Double wrap leather belt: Boom Babies, $7.50 Tribal print high-waist shorts: Some Girls, $42 Black booties: Calvin Klein (Plato’s Closet), $16 High-waist bottoms have been a major trend for the past few seasons, and a unique way to play up the look is using eye-catching patterns. Balance it out with a simple top and understated, but fun, accessories like thick-rimmed glasses, a metal studded belt and a fluffy scarf.
Bow tie: American Apparel, $19 Blue button up: Old Navy Member’s only jacket: Members only, $450 Jeans: Badgley Mischka, $92 Sneakers: Nike Dunks DQN Special edition, $200
Button up: Some Girls, $54 Asymmetrical skirt: Some Girls, $46 Multicolor zigzag scarf: Boom Babies, $32 Blue studded purse: Some Girls, $52 Sand lace-up booties: DSW, $49 Whoever said vibrant colors were meant for spring and summer lived a boring life. Don't be limited by fall's favorite colors like red, orange, brown and green. Though those will always be season staples, try experimenting by mixing vibrant tones with softer, muted colors.
Hat: Supreme, $44 Glasses: Some Girls, $16 Bowtie: American Apparel, $30 Shirt: Polo, $38 Dark brown loafers: Rockport Affordable and versatile garments for men are hard to come by, but the variety of men's accessories out there could rival that of women's. An effortless way to take a normal button up and jeans to the next level is mixing your accessories — take the nerdy chic aesthetic of a bow tie and thick glasses and pair it with a fitted hat for an unexpected twist.
Feather earrings: Some Girls, $29.99 Distressed fitted sweater: Boom Babies, $42.96 Green seamless tank: Boom Babies, $12.99 Wide-leg floral print pants: Boom Babies, $39.99
Bow tie: American Apparel, $30 Shirt: Polo Jacket: Modern Pop Culture, $42 Brown corduroys: Joseph Abboud Shoes: DKNY, $90
Jeans and leggings are overrated and overused, especially around campus. Stand out by traveling back in time to the 70's with wide-legged, floral print pants, feathery earrings and a fitted sweater. Jackets are also an essential item in the fall and an easy way for guys to incorporate texture into their wardrobes.
Q&A with CFDA president, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg By Danielle Odiamar
were fearless and graceful. I love the strong
How would you describe your personal style in the fall?
How can women on a college student’s budget get the DVF look?
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silhouettes and lush colors of this season. Every-
Diane von Furstenberg has seen the evolution of
one gets re-energized for fall. I love that it is a
My personal style is always about what I feel
Our sample sales are a great way — we have
the fashion industry ever since her revolution-
chance to really reinvent yourself through your
comfortable in, what I can move in and work
them in New York twice a year, in December and
ary wrap dress design debuted in the 1970s. Von
wardrobe and to be the woman you want to be.
in. But in the fall, I think we all like to take it
June, and they are always crawling with young
Furstenberg’s name has become synonymous
What is your essential fall item?
up a notch, so I think my fall style is edgier and
women and college students. But really,
the DVF look is all about being yourself, and you can do that on any
with beautiful, cutting-edge designs that empow-
The absolute must-have is our Harper Con-
Council of Fashion Designers of America shares
looks so chic. It is fantastic.
What do you love most about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week?
her insights about fall fashion and Mercedes-
What trend this season are you most excited about?
there is so much creativity in the air, so much
liberate women. The president of the
Benz Fashion Week with The Daily Orange.
The Daily Orange: What is your favorite aspect of fall fashion? Describe your fall collection. Diane von Fursternberg:
nect Daybag. Your iPad zips right into it, and it
The energy of it. The city feels so alive, and
It is all about the tunic. I have been wearing
excitement. Our spring show was just last Sun-
Squaretan a lot. It is the silhouette for fall. It’s
day at the Lincoln Center. It is such a rush, and
loose and easy to move in, but it can also be
it’s a beautiful collection. For spring, it is called
dressed up and worn in an elegant way.
Beginnings, and it is all about light and renewal.
Where do you draw inspiration from when crafting a fall wardrobe?
What was your favorite piece in the spring 2012 collection?
Our fall collection is called
I was inspired a lot by pioneering American
It is hard to choose a favorite piece. But I
American Legend, and it is
women — their strength and style and confi-
think there is a lot there for the college girl. It is
all about being a pioneer. It is
dence. I am always inspired by women, but this
a fresh collection. I love the menswear looks, and
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG women like Millicent Rogers
season it was really about those women who
they are really beautifully made. The prints are
have pushed boundaries and forged their own
standout in vibrant pastels.
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Punk rock group Bayside taps into emotions for show By Darren Bleckner STAFF WRITER
Have you ever had your heart broken? The lead singer of Bayside, Anthony Raneri, certainly has, and he’s not afraid to sing about it. The band will take the stage at Syracuse’s Lost Horizon with openers Transit, State Champs, and Of Fortune and Fame. Doors open Where: Lost Horizon at 6 p.m. and Of Fortune When: Today at 6 and Fame will take the p.m. stage at 6:30 p.m. Tickets How much: $13 are $13 and can be purchased at Syracuseshows.com. The Syracuse show is one of a few smaller club shows as the band gears up for a much larger co-headlining tour in October with Saves the Day. Bayside formed in 2000 and released their fifth studio album, “Killing Time,” in February. The album garnered critical acclaim and was their highest charting debut, according to a 2011 press release. British producer Gil Norton, who previously worked with Jimmy Eat World and Foo Fighters, produced the album, which features singles “Sick, Sick, Sick” and “Already Gone.” Since debut album “Siren and Condolences” in 2004, Bayside has risen the ranks in the alternative and punk world, touring with bands such as Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein and Anberlin. Boston rockers Transit, who will be accompanying Bayside on tour, are set to release their fourth studio album, “Listen and Forgive,” on Oct. 4. They mix pop-punk choruses with acoustic guitar. Their newest single, “All Your Heart,” features
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former Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump. Senior television, radio and film major Evan Lavoie is excited about seeing one of his favorite bands in such an intimate setting. “Bayside came to the Westcott Theater a few years ago, and I wasn’t able to go,” he said. “I’m glad I’ll finally be able to catch them at the Lost Horizon in a much smaller venue.” The Lost Horizon, located on Thompson Road, is approaching its 40th anniversary as a live music venue. In the past, the venue has played host to such bands as the Red Hot Chili Peppers amd Guns N’ Roses. The 400-person capacity will allow Bayside’s complex chord progressions and guitar solos to ring out over a crowd of die-hard fans, according to the band’s website. While Bayside’s emotional lyrics about heartbreak and pain led to a cult following, the rockers experienced a tragedy shortly after the release of their 2005 self-titled album. On Oct. 31, 2005, the band’s tour van hit a patch of ice in Wyoming and skidded off the road, killing drummer John Holohan. After announcing Chris Guglielmo as the new drummer, Bayside released “The Walking Wounded,” dedicated to the fallen band member. With a lengthy discography, Bayside should have no problem entertaining fans on Tuesday. “In a semester already filled with DJs and electro music, it’s nice to switch it up and have a punk band with the caliber of Bayside to be playing a show here,” Lavoie said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing them tear it up.” email@example.com
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Netflix’s split-up of mail order, digital movies divides loyal fanbase
esterday morning, I received an email with the opening lines: “I messed up. I owe you an explanation.” The sender was someone I’d had a love/hate relationship with for years. And he delivered this message to hundreds of thousands of others. The culprit? Netflix CEO Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. The email was a senseless soliloquy of sorrow for recent wrongdoings and an introduction to new changes sought to validate prior offenses and brace the Netflix community for several major updates coming its way. Founded in 1997, Netflix is an Internet media company that offers immediate streaming of select titles and a broader selection of DVDs through its convenient mail-order service. While it has lived in relative harmony with its subscribers for more than one decades, the company made waves this past summer when it announced and enacted a price rate increase. Hastings ensured in the email that the sly stint is a thing of the past. “There are no pricing changes. We’re done with that,” he said. He may have spoken too soon. Netflix’s newest proposal is the separation of its instant streaming and DVD-order services.
our ram is bigger than yours According to Hastings, the split is a necessary change as Netflix services have hit a fork in the road. “We realized that streaming and DVD by mail are really becoming two different businesses with very different cost structures that need to be marketed differently, and we need to let each grow and operate independently,” he said in his email. Apparently, the separation of services will meet this need. Netflix will continue to offer its online streaming capabilities, and the newly dubbed Qwikster.com will offer the DVD mail order service. Two separate accounts, two separate bills and two separate websites. And while Hastings also announced that game-rental will be added on as a new feature,
where it sits in this triad of services remains unclear. Even Hastings acknowledges that this new model, although seemingly necessary, is far from ideal. The negative: The two websites will not be integrated, meaning the beloved ease and convenience that used to be synonymous with Netflix will evaporate, leaving the services more complex and messy than necessary. “So if you subscribe to both services, and if you need to change your credit card or email address, you would need to do it in two places,” he said. A hassle? Yes. But this new inconvenient model doesn’t seem to deter some subscribers from staying loyal to Netflix. Junior entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises major Dillon Fitzgerald has been a satisfied Netflix customer for three years now and has no plans to take his business elsewhere. “I won’t change services, mostly because I don’t know of other services that do what Netflix does,” he said. “And for the amount of movies they offer and how convenient it is, I don’t think there’s something better out there.” Others disagree. According to responses to
Hastings’ blog post on Netflix.com, too much damage may already have been done. As of Monday afternoon, comments on this post were just shy of 15,000. Many of these were disgruntled at best. Jonathan Ortega, a blog commenter from Los Angeles, responded to Hastings’ statement: “It was an insult enough that you raised the price on me last month, right in the middle of the biggest recession since the Great Depression. But now instead of a sincere apology, all we get is excuses.” In a market of fast-paced evolution where services must adapt or die, Netflix may just be doing its best to keep up. As a loyal Netflix customer, I’m standing by the company more for convenience and selection than anything else, but I can only hope that its continued adaptation to a new media landscape will be strides for the better. Jessica Smith is a senior information management and technology and television, radio and film dual major. Her column appears every Tuesday. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Major experience Minor differences With strong hold on metal roots, Thrice refines experimental sound
By Darren Bleckner STAFF WRITER
arely does a band get better and better with each album release, but California alt-rockers Thrice are the exception to the rule. The fearless experimenters have held tight onto their thrash metal roots, making their evolution from 1999’s “First Impressions” to new album “Major/ Minor” truly remarkable. Each album changes slightly, refining and perfecting what made its predecessor so successful. “Major/Minor” is simply that: It is the best parts of 2009’s stellar album “Beggars” perfected. Thrice’s evolution from album to album is subtle enough that it does not alienate their fan base. Despite the experimental steps taken in the last decade, the rockers continue to create headphone euphoria by mixing the best parts of their hard rock roots with their newer experimental blues and electronica. The sound on “Major/Minor” is Thrice defined: powerful guitars,
emotional lyrics and complex instrumentation. “Yellow Belly” opens the album with a heavily distorted guitar riff while Riley Breckenridge’s hi-hat and cymbal keep the timing on point. Dustin Kensrue then enters with his distinctly deep voice as he speaks about abusive fathers with the hook “You don't care” repeated after every line. The song’s chorus explodes with Kensrue’s patented yell as Teppei Teranishi thrashes the guitar, channeling the sound from the band’s “The Artist in the Ambulance” days. “Blinded” features a guitar riff similar to “Melatonin” by The Silversun Pickups before the distortion fades and Kensrue’s bluesy vocals take over. Kensrue, who has been experimenting with the softer side of his voice since 2005’s “Vheissu,” has perfected his vocals on this album. The post-production feels so minimal it’s as if the vocals have not been touched at all. In a time where anyone can be a great singer with the help of post-production and auto-tune, it’s refreshing to hear an album in which the vocals seem so raw. Anyone who has seen Thrice live knows that Kensrue’s screaming, wailing and singing translate almost identically to those on the album. The album’s drum work also shines. Brecken-
ridge’s cymbal, hi-hat and offbeat drum rolls in “Promises” set the pace for its hard rocking chorus. He expertly carries “Cataracts,” pounding the snare as if it owed him money. For all the furious drumming, Breckenridge never overpowers the songs. He enhances everything from the thumping bass lines to the power chords and guitar solos. The true gem on the album is “Listen Through Me.” Its verses feature the softer guitar and bass work from the newer experimental days until the monumental chorus bursts with Kensrue yelling, “Listen to me.” It is one of those perfect arena rock songs that could break any speaker system. On “Major/Minor,” Thrice perfects a sound cultivated by 13 years of musical experience, experimentation and inventiveness. Bits and pieces from the band’s full discography can be heard in each of the 11 songs, marking the rockers’ maturity and sophistication. “Major/Minor” is a masterpiece. So what does the future hold for a band that’s constantly evolving? Fans will have to salivate over this near-perfect record until Thrice decides to once again show the world why it is one of the most important post-hardcore alternative bands of the last decade. email@example.com
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touch Scoring more goals remains SU’s focus By David Propper Staff Writer
rittany Anghel might be on the other side of the field when the Syracuse offense is on the attack, but the SU goalkeeper still sees some shot attempts so easy that it’s puzzling how the Orange don’t score. “It’s like being in front of the goal,” Anghel jokingly said. “My grandma could do it.” For Syracuse, though, it hasn’t been easy. It’s been excruciatingly hard to put the ball in the net. Under head coach Phil Wheddon, scoring goals has been complicated and rare for the Orange. The lack of scoring has been the clear reason why SU has yet to secure a winning season in Wheddon’s tenure. Since Wheddon took over the team in 2008, Syracuse has struggled to get into an offensive groove, averaging 16 goals a year for three seasons. Last season, the SU offense couldn’t convert key opportunities, scoring just 18 times. The dismal output was the biggest reason the Orange went 6-9-5. “I think we were in just about every game last year,” Wheddon said. “We just need people to put the ball in the back of the net.”
“I think we were in just about every game last year. We just need people to put the ball in the back of the net.” Phil Wheddon
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Wheddon has seen vast improvement so far this season, but he said his team is still learning how to put those wide-open shots in the back of the net. SU will have to learn quickly if it’s going to achieve its goal of reaching the Big East tournament this year. The Orange needs to keep its composure when it gets those golden opportunities in front of the net. In those moments, Wheddon said his young and experienced players can get too excited and make mistakes. “You’ve got to be smart, and a lot of young players when they get in front of the goal try and break the net,” Wheddon said. “They try to smash the ball as hard as they can, and that leads to a larger margin for error instead of just placing it strategically.” While scoring has given SU countless fits this season, it is a challenge the squad has
bobby yarbrough | staff photographer hanna strong (left) and the Orange look to overcome the program’s scoring woes under head coach Phil Wheddon. Syracuse has been more aggressive in 2011, taking 23 more shots than its opponents, but SU is still six goals behind its pace last season. faced head on. The team knows its success in 2011 hinges on improving the offense. Sophomore midfielder Rachel Blum said the shots were there last year, it was just a matter of turning those shots into goals. “Last year, we had our opportunities,” Blum said. “We just need to keep making sure we keep striking the ball on goal.” Those opportunities came and went, with few finding the back of the net. In eight of SU’s 20 games in 2010, the team was shut out by its opponent. Five of those shutouts came against Big East opponents, with four of them ending in losses. And the Orange was outshot by 34 attempts all of last season. This year once again, if the Orange wants to win, it has to produce on the offensive end or SU will face the same fate as the past couple of seasons. Missing the postseason. “If we put more goals in the net, we’ll definitely win more,” senior defender Casey Ramirez said. “It’s definitely, I think, our biggest priority right now.” There’s just one piece missing from the puzzle for this team to be a legitimate threat, junior defender Skylar Sabbag said. After Syracuse battled a ranked team, Boston College, to a scoreless tie, SU realized what its capabilities are. The Orange also realized its offensive deficiency is holding it back from actually beating an elite team. “Right now I think that’s the last piece of the puzzle that we’re missing,” Sabbag said. “We’re pretty strong. After our game against BC, we definitely saw that we could be like a huge threat. “I think the offense is just the one thing. Just scoring goals.” And that’s what Syracuse has continued to strive toward this season. So far, the results haven’t quite been there, with the squad scoring
just five goals in its first eight games. That’s six less goals than SU had at this mark last year. Still, the players have been more aggressive on offense. The Syracuse offense has forced defenses on its heels in almost every game it has played. The Orange has had possession of the ball for longer stretches in games. And it has translated to more opportunities. Unlike last season, SU has outshot opponents by 23, averaging about three more shots each game. Junior midfielder Tina Romagnuolo said this year’s squad has shown more willingness to impose itself on other teams. Now, it just comes down to turning all that possession and pressure into goals. And though the increase in opportunities is a sign the team is improving, it still isn’t good enough. Wheddon said it doesn’t matter how many balls you boot on net if you can’t knock them through. “It doesn’t matter if you outshoot someone 25-10 if you don’t win the game,” Wheddon said. The SU players are aware of that, too. They want to get better end results. And they’re willing to work for it. They have started showing up to practice more than 30 minutes before they’re supposed to just to start firing on net. Wheddon hasn’t asked his team to show up early, or even floated the suggestion that his team should get to practice early to work on shooting wideopen opportunities. “And that’s not me telling them to do that,” Wheddon said. “That’s them asking to come out.” Usually, Anghel will just stand in goal like a mannequin with her hands up as SU’s offensive players strike shot after shot on net, with teammates or coaches feeding passes right in front of the net. “It’s great seeing everyone willing to put
extra time into their game even though our schedules are hectic,” Romagnuolo said in an email to The Daily Orange. “It shows the commitment and dedication we all have to become better and to reach our ultimate goal — a Big East tournament.” Once practice officially begins, Wheddon said scoring goals is always part of training. But he said the team doesn’t follow a strict schedule, and instead it tries to keep things loose and competitive with game situations. The offense matches up against the defense, and the players try to find that scoring punch for which they’ve been putting in the extra time. Wheddon said that whenever you had an element of competition to practice, it makes things more enjoyable for the players to participate. Romagnuolo said that lightheartedness has been a marked difference from last year. “It’s a great change when we have fun at practice,” the forward said. “I think that was a main issue we had last year. We are all starting to enjoy soccer again, which will help us win.” Wheddon said pressure is always on him to mold Syracuse into a winner, but he is staying optimistic in his fourth season at the helm. For Wheddon, everything is in place for this team to surprise every team in the Big East. It just comes down to capitalizing on the opportunities given. “The players are playing good soccer. It’s not like we’re going out there and not playing well,” Wheddon said. “We’re playing well the last few games, creating an abundance of chances. It’s just that final piece of the puzzle that we’re lacking. I’m confident in our players. They know they can do it. We know they can do it. It’s just a case of actually executing when the time comes.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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“My feeling on it would be to really assess if in fact Syracuse and Pitt are going to the ACC, are the Texas and Oklahoma schools going to the Pac12 and what are the remaining Pac12 teams going to do. What would be the landscape of, let’s call it, the new Big East? Does that bring in Baylor and Missouri? Could that be worked out with the remaining Big East teams? Or is there opportunity to go to another conference. These are things that are going to have be discussed here very quickly in the very near future and decisions are going to have to be made.”
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nate shron | staff photographer DAN VAUGHAN (33) AND SHAMARKO THOMAS (21) tried to contain Southern California wide receiver Robert Woods on Saturday, but USC found different ways to get him the ball. Woods lined up in a variety of positions on offense for the Trojans.
“I can’t determine the future. But I know this, and I’ll say it again, our president and our athletic director make the right decisions for us.”
Trojans utilize Woods’ talent all over field By Mark Cooper ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
LOS ANGELES — Robert Woods was the target almost every play. Syracuse cornerback Kevyn Scott said he has never seen a team try so hard to get one player the ball the way Southern California aimed to feed Woods. It only added to the difficulty for the SU secondary to cover the top wide receiver in the country. “He’s different because you got to expect every play, they’re going to get him the ball,” Scott said. “I’ve never really went against a receiver where basically every play they’re going to try and get him the ball.”
“(Woods) was everything. He was at fullback, he was at running back, he was at slot. And so they do a lot of things to kind of get him the ball.” Kevyn Scott
SU actually did a better job covering Woods than USC’s first two opponents, holding him to less than 100 yard receiving for the first time this season despite losing 38-17. But the sophomore was still the leading receiver on a big night for the Trojans’ passing game, catching eight balls for 82 yards and a touchdown. Syracuse put the clamps on Woods for stretches in the game, bracketing its coverage and not
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letting him get many one-on-one situations. But USC found ways to get the ball in the hands of its playmaker. And even when the Trojans didn’t, the attention Woods warranted opened up many big plays for other receivers. “We had a full game on offense and everyone pitched in,” USC quarterback Matt Barkley said. “If Robert is getting doubled up, then we will give the ball to our other guys who are more than capable of carrying us.” Up 7-3 in the second quarter, the Trojans called an end-around for Woods, faking a handoff left to Marc Tyler and sending the receiver free to the right. Nearly the entire SU front seven bit on the handoff, and the moment of hesitation allowed the speedy Woods to get to the outside for a 14-yard gain. Syracuse cornerback Keon Lyn said during the week that it would be his duty to follow Woods around the field unless he was in the slot. The Trojans lined Woods up in the slot often, leading to mismatches. Once, linebacker Cameron Lynch somehow ended up with the duty of marking Woods on a crucial third-and-four play in the third quarter. Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley exploited that matchup, firing to Woods on a quick out route for a first down. Woods set a USC record for the most receptions (33) over a three-game span, breaking a record previously held by Keyshawn Johnson. “This guy was everything,” Scott said. “He was at fullback, he was at running back, he was at slot. And so they do a lot of things to kind of get him the ball.”
Big stage wasn’t intimidating for SU Syracuse came out of the Los Angeles Memorial
form of nearly $13 million annually from the ACC’s new TV deal. Money that puts the craze of a superconference above three decades of bitter rivalries. And as the 66-year-old Boeheim sits clutching his Big East titles, reminiscing about bat-
Coliseum tunnel ready to play. The large crowd, the Trojans’ horse mascot, the aura of the building did not intimidate the Orange early. Ryan Nassib completed his first 11 passes. Syracuse drove down the field and kicker Ross Krautman nailed a field goal through the goalposts behind which sat the USC band. Any nerves on the SU sideline didn’t come out with the offense. “That comes from preparation this past week,” wide receiver Alec Lemon said. “From Sunday after the game at Rhode Island we started looking at USC. You don’t want to get intimidated with the stadium, the fans, the band and all that stuff.” And if there are any positives to take from a 38-17 loss, SU showed that it could come out in the first quarter and challenge a top program in a tough venue. The final score doesn’t indicate Syracuse’s strong play in the first quarter. The Orange held the ball for the first 6:44 of the game and doubled USC’s time of possession in the first quarter. Yet, Syracuse was down 7-3 after 15 minutes. The Orange outgained USC 99-61 and held the ball for 4:32 on its second drive. But SU was forced to punt soon after crossing midfield following a sack and a false-start penalty. Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said after the game that he isn’t one to take moral victories. The Orange went to USC to win, and while things clicked on offense, they faulted when it came to scoring points. Said Marrone: “We had opportunities against a good team, and when you have good opportunities you have to convert.” email@example.com
tles of yore with Georgetown and Villanova, at least Syracuse gets richer. Michael Cohen is the sports editor for The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at mjcohe02@ syr.edu or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13.
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“(Athletic Director) Doug Woolard put out a statement from the university here, and there’s so much speculation about what’s going to happen and how big are all these conferences going to grow to be and who’s going to be where. And I just think the landscape of college football is very unstable as far as who’s going to be in what conferences.” Skip Holtz
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“I’m going to stick to just coaching our football team and taking care of our players and coaches, and I’m going to defer all those comments to our athletic director.”
RUTGERS HEAD COACH
“I don’t have an opinion. We’re in the capable hands of (Athletic Director) Oliver Luck and (WVU President) Dr. (James P.) Clements, and I’m going to worry about X’s and O’s.”
WEST VIRGINIA HEAD COACH
“I think it’s undergoing a major change right now, and everyone has their own motivations and motivating factor, and they’re looking at taking care of their own interests. So I’ve been so focused on football, but I think it just shows you where we’re at in today’s society with the importance of athletics and the nature of the spotlight that everyone has on us.” Butch Jones
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Syracuse players more confident in McIntyre’s 2nd season By Chris Iseman STAFF WRITER
Two wins this season have already matched Syracuse’s win total from a year ago, and all signs are pointing to an improved team. And if there’s anything pushing the Orange to surpass the limited success it had in 2010, it’s the realization for several players that this is their fi nal chance to be part of a memorable season.
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Despite its 2-4 record, the Orange is showing signs of life. SU lost both of its games this past weekend in the University of Akron Tournament, but held the No. 16 Lobos scoreless until the 81st minute. What’s more, New Mexico tied Akron — the reigning national champions — two days prior. With Big East play starting on Saturday, the Orange will get the chance to test itself against conference competition. The Golden Eagles defeated Syracuse 3-0 last season and enter this year’s matchup with a 3-3-1 mark.
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Joined ACC: July 1, 1991 Strengths: Football, baseball, softball Weaknesses: None Before Florida State joined the ACC, the football program was independent. Its other programs competed in the Metro Conference until it became the ninth member of the ACC. FSU boasts a proud history in college football under legendary head coach Bobby Bowden, who started more than a decade before the program moved to the ACC. In Bowden’s 34 years, FSU finished in the Top 5 of the AP Poll 14 straight times and won two national championships. The Seminoles’ baseball program has been to 20 College World Series but has yet to win the title. FSU has won at least 43 games every season since 1978 and has never had a losing season in its history. FSU has also has a rich history on the softball diamond. JoAnne Graf, the Seminoles head coach from 1979
Especially since the last couple of years have been anything but. “I think the last couple years with Syracuse not being great, there’s a lot of guys who want to finish on a high,” junior midfielder Ted Cribley said. “There’s a lot of juniors and seniors who feel that this is their last chance to do well.” Still early in the season, there have been several highs mixed in with a few lows that unveiled the growing pains Syracuse (2-4, 0-0 Big East) is undergoing in its second year under head coach Ian McIntyre. While there are some upperclassmen looking to make their mark in their last chance at contending for a conference championship, the Orange’s identity is still a developing group of newcomers trying to exceed expectations. Whether they can do so over the long haul or not remains to be seen. With the start of the Big East schedule opening up at the end of the week, there is at least some hope that the Orange could be turning the page after two underwhelming years. In 2009 and 2010, SU went a total of just 5-25-5 overall. Now in McIntyre’s second year at the helm, with his system already set in place, there has been a shift from a rocky upheaval to a cohesive group. “I think we’re a little closer than we were last year,” junior midfielder Mark Brode said. “There’s more of like a bond between everyone on the team. And I think there’s more quality on our team, so it’s been more fun to play.” Despite some of the flaws that have emerged for the Orange in several games, including mental errors or its occasional stagnant offense, the
to 2008, retired as the winningest coach in NCAA history. Her teams won 1,437 games and went to the Women’s College World Series seven times.
Joined ACC: April 3, 1978 Strengths: Football, women’s tennis Weaknesses: Basketball Georgia Tech left the Metro Conference well before Florida State to become the eighth member of the ACC. The Yellow Jackets enjoyed success on the gridiron from 1995 to 2001 under George O’Leary and have been consistent since he left. Now, running Paul Johnson’s option attack, Georgia Tech has been a top program in the conference. The team won the 2009 ACC title outright for the first time since 1990* and has been to a bowl game in 14 straight seasons. The women’s tennis team won the 2007 national championship — the first NCAA title in any sport for Georgia Tech. The program also won three straight ACC regular season and tournament titles from 2005-07 and the
players have kept a positive outlook. It’s been a show of more hope than anxiety, where the concern that SU will return to the doormat of the conference hasn’t revealed itself. Some of that confidence could involve an emergence of unlikely players that have been major contributors thus far. Freshman defender Skylar Thomas is tied with senior midfielder Nick Roydhouse for a team-leading two goals. Behind them are Louis Clark, Federico Agreda and Jordan Murrell, who each have one score apiece. None of those three players had scored in a Syracuse uniform before this season, but now they’ve all become offensive threats. “I think we have some more attacking options this year,” McIntyre said. “I think as this team evolves we can have some exciting players.” McIntyre has spoken several times about instilling a winning attitude in his players. Even after his team’s fi rst win of the season against Canisius, McIntyre was already focused on making sure his players were used to that feeling of walking off the field victorious. “There’s a way of learning to win games,” McIntyre said. “And winning becomes a little bit of a habit, and hopefully we can start doing that.” Syracuse hasn’t reached that point yet, but it’s still not out of the realm of possibility. And even in the Orange’s losses, it didn’t go down without giving its opponents fits. That held true this past weekend when the Orange held No. 16 New Mexico scoreless until the 81st minute. Syracuse fought back and scored just more than one minute later to tie
regular season title in 2008. The men’s basketball program has had flashes of greatness, but it hasn’t been a consistent winner. The Yellow Jackets have been to the NCAA Tournament four times in the last decade. Georgia Tech only advanced past the second round once in that time when it made it all the way to the 2004 national championship game and lost to Connecticut 82-73. Despite this success, the program is not on the same level as conference powers North Carolina and Duke. *The 2009 title was later vacated
Joined ACC: July 1, 2004 Strengths: Football, baseball, women’s tennis Weaknesses: Basketball Miami came to the ACC from the Big East with Virginia Tech. Miami has been a college football powerhouse since Howard Schnellenberger arrived in 1979. The Hurricanes have won fi ve national championships since 1983 and produced 67 NFL players since 1999. Andre Johnson, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are just a few
it up, but eventually lost five-plus minutes into overtime. The Orange couldn’t beat the Lobos, but it put up enough of a fight to show that further success is possible. There’s still a long way until determining whether or not Syracuse is a legitimate Big East contender. For now, though, the players can feel the
“I think we’re a little closer than we were last year. There’s more of like a bond between everyone on the team. And I think there’s more quality on our team, so it’s been more fun to play.” Mark Brode
program is taking a step in the right direction. “We’ve still got a lot to work on, you can’t change a program around in two years from being very mediocre to a brilliant program,” Cribley said. “But Mac’s taking the right direction. The right players are here. And you’ve got to go one step at a time, so hopefully this is one of those stepping stones.” firstname.lastname@example.org
former Hurricanes who have gone on to have Pro Bowl careers. From 200002, Miami won 34 straight games, the sixth-longest streak in college football history at the time. The program is currently trying to regain that lofty status under first-year head coach Al Golden. But it is also dealing with allegations that a booster provided players with benefits ranging from money to luxury nights on the town from 2002-10. The baseball program has also been a consistent national power. The Hurricanes have won four national championships and hold the NCAA record for consecutive postseason appearances with 39. The basketball program, on the other hand, has been to just one NCAA Tournament in the last seven seasons. New head coach Jim Larranaga is looking to change that trend as he takes over. Larranaga led George Mason’s Cinderella run to the Final Four in 2006. *None of the four programs have lacrosse and field hockey programs
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Courage Bowl memorable experience for cancer sufferers By Katie McInerney Special Projects Editor
Every year, there are six honorary coaches at the Courage Bowl. Those six are chosen to help their assigned team — either Rochester or St. John Fisher — prepare for its upcoming game against its crosstown rival. At the end of the game, each honorary coach receives a jersey signed by his or her team. It’s an innocuous gesture, but it means the world to the coaches — so much so that one coach asked to be buried in his jersey. It means so much because those six coaches are children. Children who have been diagnosed with cancer. They lose their hair. They have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment. They aren’t sure how long they have to live. For those six boys and girls, the Courage Bowl, the game played between Rochester-area schools Rochester and St. John Fisher, isn’t about a win or a loss. The excitement lasts all week, from pregame meals to the bus rides to sitting in the locker room to heading to the 50-yard line for the coin toss. “It’s an awesome experience for the honorary coaches and cheerleaders,” said Gary Mervis, creator of the Courage Bowl and founder of Camp Good Days and Special Times, the organization that the honorary coaches attend. “It’s something they might never feel. It’s one day they can feel like they’re part of a college football team or cheerleading squad. It’s memories they can keep forever and memories for their families.” The tradition of the Courage Bowl continued this past Saturday, as the Cardinals and the Yellow Jackets hit the field in downtown Rochester. Again, there were six honorary coaches, six boys and girls who are just starting to realize there are kids just like them in the world. They’re starting to realize this through
Camp Good Days and Special Times, a Rochester-area nonprofit dedicated to helping raise the spirits of children and families whose lives have been touched by cancer. All proceeds from Saturday’s game go toward the camp. Mervis began Camp Good Days when his daughter, Teddi, was diagnosed with cancer. “Like most 9-year-olds, she was the only one in her world who was dealing with this thing called cancer,” Mervis said. “She didn’t know anyone else who had cancer.” As a father, Mervis sought to protect his child. He wanted to give her the childhood that was stolen from her by the malignant tumor in her brain. He knew there wasn’t much he could do to stop the disease, but he also knew it wasn’t fair for any child “to come face-to-face with her own mortality.” Then he heard about a new program in Michigan, where doctors and nurses brought youth patients to an outdoor education center. The children were able to see their caretakers outside of the sterile environment of a hospital, spending time outdoors under their careful watch. He tracked down the doctor that created the program and brought him to Rochester. Within hours, Camp Good Days was born in 1979. It was the fourth program of its kind in the country. They had no volunteers, no money and no property. Flash forward more than thirty years, and now Camp Good Days has a camp on Keuka Lake. In addition to its headquarters in Mendon, the organization has offices in Syracuse, Buffalo, Ithaca and Bridgeport. More than 43,000 children have passed through its doors, from 22 different states and 27 different countries. Ten years after he started Camp Good Days, Mervis joined the staff of St. John Fisher as a part-time coach. Seven years ago, he came up with the Courage Bowl. On a drive back from the camp, he stopped at a red light and saw a woman in another car chastising her children for throwing a football. It was then that he realized how much football meant to American culture, and how much it
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might mean to kids who can’t do much organized activity at all. “Probably every red-blooded American boy, and a lot of girls, were thinking about making that winning kick or touchdown,” Mervis said. “Yet the kids I had just left at Camp Good Days couldn’t afford to dream about it. No doctor in his right mind would sign off on a child who’s been treated for cancer to play organized sports.” At the next meeting between coaches, he pitched an idea: Take the annual game against Rochester and rename it the Courage Bowl, after the slogan of Camp Good Days: “Where courage knows no boundaries.” It took no time to sell the idea to administrators. By September, the first Courage Bowl was held. It was standing room only — the largest crowd to see a game at St. John Fisher, Mervis said. Last year, it moved to Sahlen’s Stadium, home of the Rochester Rhinos soccer team. During the second game at Sahlen’s this past Saturday, 5,500 people attended and nearly $30,000 was raised, Mervis said. Rochester took a beating at the hands of St. John Fisher, 52-3. St. John Fisher head coach Paul Vosburgh is glad his team won, and he knows his players were, too. But he knew the Camp Good Days kids weren’t worried about the final score. The excitement of the game — win or lose — doesn’t only last for 60 minutes for those kids. Or the entire week leading up to the game. It lasts a lifetime — a lifetime that is too short. The little boy who loved his jersey so much has since passed away. He was buried in it. “It didn’t make a difference to the Camp Good Days kids,” Vosburgh said. “Our kids are glad we won. They fight hard to win it, and they want to fight hard for those young kids. ... They wanted them to be able to hold up the championship trophy.”
Games to watch Syracuse 35, Toledo 14 Syracuse lights up the Rockets on offense to bounce back after the blowout loss to Southern California.
Pittsburgh 21, Notre Dame 17 Notre Dame didn’t end up going 0-3. But the Irish will end up going 1-3. Pitt won’t make the same mistakes it made against Iowa.
Oklahoma State 14, Texas A&M 13 This toss-up goes in OSU’s favor. The Aggies need to rein in their mistakes, and it doesn’t look like they can do it against the Cowboys.
Alabama 28, Arkansas 24 Arkansas has a dangerous passing game, but Alabama’s secondary is a worthy opponent. The Crimson Tide won’t stop the Razorbacks all game, but it will do enough to come away with the win.
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BIG EAST TO ACC: COACHES REACT
SYRACUSE HEAD COACH
“I’m very grateful to our chancellor, Mark Nordenberg and (Pittsburgh Athletic Director) Steve Pederson for their leadership and solidifying our program for the future. And we’re excited for the opportunity in the future.” Todd Graham
PIT TSBURGH HEAD COACH
SEE COACHES PAGE 19
not a dime back Boeheim told the Birmingham News that if someone told him Thursday night that SU was joining the ACC, “I would have said you were crazy.” If true, that’s unfathomable. The face of Syracuse athletics left in the dark about his school leaving the Big East? It has left former Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese sick to his stomach. He said as much on WFAN radio with Mike Francesa. He knows Boeheim can’t really be eager to jaunt across the country to Florida and Georgia and South Carolina for weeknight games. “I feel badly for Jimmy Boeheim,” Tranghese said on WFAN radio. “They can say whatever they want. I know Jimmy, I love Jimmy to death — the last thing Jimmy Boeheim wants to do is coach in the ACC.” From the dean of the Big East to the coach with the fewest wins in the ACC. That’s what Boeheim faces if he continues to lead the Orange into the next generation of Syracuse basketball. The man who’s spent more than 45 years at one school as a player and coach has shown that change isn’t something he favors. See his 2-3 zone for more proof. And Monday the coaching legend let loose. His words a far cry from excitement or any sort of anticipation for the 27-month waiting period to pass quickly. Instead, he questioned the move, second-guessed it even. He expressed his disapproval of potential 16-team superconferences, saying the schools, including Syracuse, will regret it. “We’re going to end up with mega conferences, and 10 years from now either I’m going to be dead wrong — and I’ll be the first to admit it — or everybody is going to be like, why did we do this again?” Boeheim said in his speech. So why would SU do this, again? SEE COHEN PAGE 19
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“I’ve told my coaches and I’ve told my players not to comment on it. … After the season I’ll be more than happy to open it up, and we can talk about it as much as anyone wants to talk about it. But right now I hope to be the head coach carrying our team into the future. And we have to win football games, that’s what’s important.”
“This is really going to be my only talk and my only saying about it. Not because I’m not excited; I’ve told everyone I’m excited for the university and our athletic programs and our student-athletes.
m I really supposed to believe Jim Boeheim is looking forward to competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference? That after 11,797 days as a member of the Big East — since the league’s very first day of existence on May 31, 1979 — Boeheim was OK with Syracuse’s move to the ACC? “In the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics, each school has to find the best fit,” Boeheim said in an SU athletics release Sunday. “The Atlantic Coast Conference has a great basketball tradition and we look forward to contributing to that.” No way. Not a chance. Never. Jim Boeheim is the Big East. When the league first formed in 1979, Boeheim was there — three years into his tenure as head coach of the men’s basketball team. In a conference that was created for and centered around basketball, Boeheim is the only coach whose tenure has covered the entire life span of the league. His 338 wins in conference play make him the winningest coach in Big East history. He’s won coach of the year four times. He’s been called the dean of the conference. And he’s not a little peeved about the departure? “If conference commissioners were the founding fathers of this country, we would have Guatemala, Uruguay and Argentina in the United States,” Boeheim said Monday in a speech at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club in Birmingham, Ala. “This audience knows why we are doing this. There’s two reasons: money and football.” That’s more like it. That’s the Boeheim Syracuse has come to love. Brutally honest. A day after his seemingly out-ofcharacter remarks in the athletic department’s press release, Boeheim shared his sentiments more candidly from a safe distance of 1,042 miles away in Birmingham. There, he expressed his reservations about joining a conference with only one other school in the Northeast and saying goodbye to an entity he personally helped create. More shocking still is the fact that Boeheim hinted he had little involvement in Syracuse’s decision to move to the ACC.
The news of Syracuse and Pittsburgh accepting bids to join the Atlantic Coast Conference shook the college sports landscape over the weekend. It was no different on Monday, as the eight current Big East football coaches spoke in the weekly teleconference. Each of the eight coaches were asked, in some form, about the moves made by SU and Pittsburgh during the weekend.
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Editor’s note: With Syracuse’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, many of the Orange’s traditional rivalries will cease to exist. Games against Georgetown and Villanova will become very rare, if they take place at all. During the course of the next three days, The Daily Orange Sports staff will be publishing summaries of each of the 12 ACC schools prior to the addition of SU and Pittsburgh. Today, we cover Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Clemson. Wednesday we break down Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina and North Carolina State. And Thursday we finish off with Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Boston College.
Joined ACC: May 8, 1953 Strengths: Football, track and field, golf, baseball Weaknesses: Men’s soccer The Tigers were one of the seven charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference when it was created in 1953. Clemson football hasn’t won the title since 1991. The Tigers also won the 1981 national championship. Clemson Memorial Stadium, which has become known as Death Valley, has become one of the top atmospheres in college football. Clemson has also boasted multiple track and field national champions in the last decade. The track and field program has also captured 10 Olympic medals. The baseball team is among the best in the country and has been to the College World Series 12 times. The men’s golf team captured the 2003 national title and finished second in the country in 1998 and 2001. The basketball team has been to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four seasons, but it lost in the Round of 64 in all four appearances. Before that, the Tigers hadn’t been to the tournament since 1998. SEE TEAMS PAGE 20