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Shack attack Habitat for Humanity builds
Too much tweeting Lauren Tousignant discusses
Survival of the fittest In part 3 of Pulp’s club series,
AtIt might eachbeother’s throats forgotten, but the
shacks on Quad to promote their cause. Page 3
Demi Moore’s excessive personal tweeting. Page 5
SU wrestling club is ultimate test of strength. Page 9
Colgate-Syracuse football rivalry was one of the most heated in the country decades ago. Page 20
Newhouse II may see makeover By Susan Kim Copy Editor
danielle parhizkaran | asst. photo editor Matthew Works holds his self-portrait, one of his pieces displayed in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel until Sept. 30. Works hasn’t had his photograph taken in 15 years because he feels he appears too jovial to represent the important issue of homelessness.
By Nate Hopper
hree weeks after he became fully homeless — after he’d overstayed all welcomes and begun to sleep on park benches — Matthew Works walked into Boston Commons on a sunny Sunday afternoon and saw a woman preaching from behind a
wooden, wheeled altar, holding a glass chalice of grape juice and a plate of bread. Surrounding her were 30 others
Where: Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel When: Thursday at 8 p.m. How much: Free
Homeless advocate, artist living in Hendricks Chapel to discuss life on Boston streets
without homes. “What a beautiful sight this is,” Works said he thought to himself — a church ministering to the needs of the many homeless who resided in the city. He began attending every Sunday outdoor service, along with the lessattended indoor Monday services. He immersed himself. He helped the
organizers of the services, called the Common Cathedral, start an art program for the homeless, and a cinema program, too — anything to get the homeless indoors. Over the following 13 years, Works became a well-known homeless activist, writer and artist. And for the past
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Newhouse II may undergo $12 million to $15 million worth of renovations, once funding is secured, to add updated technology to the studios and overhaul the building’s facade. “It would be great if we could use this as an opportunity to turn that ugly stone wall in front of Waverly into a beautiful opening into Newhouse II and turn it into glass,” said Lorraine Branham, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The proposed upgrades to Newhouse II include interior upgrades to the broadcast studios and a complete redo to the back of the building facing Waverly Avenue. Officials have completed the first step of planning and conducting a study to determine the needs of Newhouse II, and are awaiting the second step, university approval and funding, Branham said. “To call them Newhouse II renovations is actually premature, because all we’ve done so far is a study, and we’re quite a little ways away from having anything happen,” Branham said. The study provided a concept for the proposed renovations, such as the materials needed to complete the project and a ballpark figure of how much it would cost, Branham said. Two consultants, one from an architecture firm and one from a consulting firm, were selected to work together and come up with a proposal for the renovation plans, she see newhouse page 6
University still analyzing possibilities for former Haven Dining Center; dorms ruled out By Rebecca Kheel Asst. News Editor
Despite continued overcrowding in housing, plans to convert Haven Hall’s former dining space — which is now vacant — into dorm rooms are on hold. Syracuse University is still considering how best to use the space, said Sara Miller, SU spokeswoman,
in an e-mail. Some of the possibilities that have been discussed, besides more housing, include a fitness center, a computer cluster or a lounge. Haven Dining Center closed when Ernie Davis Dining Center opened in January. Since then, the university has been conducting space studies to determine the most practical use for
the empty space, Miller said. There is still not a set time frame for when the space might begin to be converted. “Whenever space becomes available on campus for repurposing, we look at its qualities and suitability for various purposes,” she said. “In this case, the space is not orthogonally shaped, its window and bay spacing is
unusual, and its location is not ideal for all purposes. Nonetheless, we need to look at current space needs for academic, student life and administrative purposes and determine what it would work best for.” The space studies revealed converting the empty space in Haven to dorm rooms would add approximately
27 extra beds, Miller said. Though housing remains overcrowded and all lounges in Boland, Booth, Brockway, Day, DellPlain, Flint, Lawrinson, Marion, Sadler and Shaw halls have been converted into four-person dorm rooms, the empty space in Haven will not be converted to extra dorm rooms. see haven page 6
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Pick up the first In The Huddle of the year. The Daily Orange has 28 pagesworth of all you need to know about SU’s upcoming game against Colgate.
The centerpiece Chancellor Nancy Cantor will
speak on Saturday about SU’s role as an anchor institution.
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Today’s events Speaker: Richard Alexander
What: Alexander, managing partner of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., and an SU alumnus, will discuss changes in the legal market Where: Hendricks Chapel When: 11:45 a.m. How much: Free
Speaker: David Boutt
What: Dr. Boutt from the University of Massachusetts Amherst will talk about the role of subsurface heterogeneity Where: 113 Heroy Geology Laboratory When: 4 p.m. How much: Free
Speaker: Loic Wacquant
What: Waquant, a professor of sociology at the University of California Berkeley, will talk about urban relegation, incarnation, the penal state and social theory Where: 060 Eggers Hall When: 6:30 p.m. How much: Free
Shack-A-Thon A Cappella Concert What: SU a cappella groups Oy Cappella, Redemption, Groovestand and Main Squeeze perform Where: Gifford Auditorium When: 8 p.m. How much: $3 minimum donation
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Study reveals mammograms’ value
A newly released study suggests more awareness and enhanced treatments are more vital in reducing the number of breast cancer deaths than mammograms, according to The New York Times. Although women are urged by most health officials and the federal government to get an annual mammogram, the new study shows the screening test could be ineffective. Mammograms, coupled with modern treatment, reduced the breast cancer death rate by 10 percent, according to the study. A few decades ago, a prior study revealed mammograms reduced deaths by 15 to 25 percent back when treatment was less effective. The 10 percent reduction by mammograms means if 1000 50-year-old women were screened over a 10-year period, 996 women, rather than 995.6, would survive cancer, according to The New York Times.
Russia bars arms to Iran, US approves
The White House praised Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on Wednesday for his decision to bar a shipment of an advanced missile system to Iran, according to The New York Times. The Russian announcement of the barred weapons occurred as President Barack Obama arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. At the assembly, Obama laid out a new approach to American development assistance for the world’s unfortunate countries. Medvedev’s announcement publicly confirmed Russian officials told French and American officials in June: Russia would interpret the U.N. sanctions against Iran by stopping the delivery of S-300 missiles. Medvedev’s declaration made it clear the advanced air defense system falls under the sanctions ban, according to The New York Times.
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Cantor to define SU’s role in city By George Clarke Staff Writer
Chancellor Nancy Cantor plans to mold Syracuse University into the anchor institution of the city — a plan she will explain in an address to students and parents Saturday during Family Weekend. The presenWhat: Education for the World, in tation, “Eduthe World: SU as an cation for the Anchor Institution World, in the Who: Chancellor World: SU as Cantor and panel an Anchor Where: Joyce Institution,” Hergenhan Auditorium in will be held Newhouse III at 11:30 a.m. When: Saturday, in the Joyce 11:30 a.m. Hergenhan How much: Free Aud itor iu m in Newhouse III. Cantor will discuss how SU can become an anchor for Syracuse through students becoming more involved in and positively impacting the city. Several members of the SU community will also participate in a panel discussion on partnerships between the university and community. The event will highlight the vision of SU and how it can be turned into action, said Peter Englot, associate vice president for public affairs. “This panel will give students some very vivid examples of how Scholarship in Action is rolling out at Syracuse, and how they might get engaged in projects like these,” Englot said. Scholarship in Action is Cantor’s term for technological, scientific, social and philosophical programs that solve problems in the city of Syracuse and elsewhere through student involvement, Englot said. see cantor page 8
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ashli truchon | contributing photographer Paul Stanley and Heather Buchan , two members of the campus branch of Habitat for Humanity, construct a plywood house for Shack-a-Thon, an event to raise money for Habitat’s next building project. Stanley is a former assistant copy editor for The Daily Orange.
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Shacks on Quad to raise awareness for homelessness By Alexandra Hitzler Contributing Writer
Maureen Finn caught pneumonia at last year’s Shack-A-Thon. But that hasn’t curbed her excitement to participate in the event again this year. “I fell in love with the experience, Where: The Quad When: Wednesday even though I got sick,” to Friday How much: Free said Finn, coc o or d i n at or of the event and a sophomore public communications major. Shack-A-Thon is an annual event in which various student organizations populate the Quad with 12 shacks to raise money and awareness for the
Syracuse University/State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The event began at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and will conclude Friday afternoon, with students living and sleeping on the Quad in shifts. This is the third year the SU/ ESF chapter of Habitat for Humanity has hosted the event. More than 200 students participated in last year’s event. Finn said she expects there to be a similar turnout to last year’s event. “It’s a really great experience, and what it stands for is even better,” Finn said. The event is designed to raise awareness for the need for affordable
housing, as well as funding for a house Habitat for Humanity is constructing on Gifford Street in Syracuse’s Near Westside neighborhood, said Justin Cole, president of the chapter. SU/ ESF’s chapter completed a similar house last year on Elliott Street. “This is an event that seeks to raise awareness of affordable housing by presenting an in-your-face, real depiction of how some individuals in this country are forced to live,” Cole said. The houses on the Quad are made of plywood and plastic sheeting, and each student group decorates the outside of its own shack by spray painting words and other art. After the event, four of the shacks will be donated to Youth United, a Habitat for Humanity
program for youth, to auction them off. The remaining eight houses will be donated to local families to serve as playhouses. Student organizations taking part in the event sponsor the shacks and form teams to reside in the shacks during the event. Organizations participating in this year’s event include University Union, Orange Seeds, DanceWorks and various sororities and fraternities. Those participating in Shack-AThon are also responsible for hosting events to attract students to the Quad. Events range from a stretch routine led by DanceWorks to dodgeball to ultimate Frisbee tournaments. UU see shack-a-thon page 8
Family Weekend starts month earlier than previous years, attracts increase in visitors By Diana Pearl Contributing Writer
It’s been less than a month since most students left their parents, but some will reunite for Family Weekend, held 29 days earlier than last year to plan around the Big East conference football schedule. “Assessment data has told us that parents, guests want a home football game during Family Weekend,” said Colleen Bench, director of the Parents Office at Syracuse University, in an e-mail. “Our date is set entirely
around the Big East conference football schedule.” At least 5,000 people are expected to come to the university this year, Bench said. By Monday, the number of guests coming for Family Weekend had surpassed that of last year. The weekend is planned around the home football game, this year played against Colgate. Families can attend a performance by the SU marching band on the Quad before the game. After the game, there will be a family recep-
tion in Schine Student Center. Planning for Family Weekend begins as soon as the dates are chosen in March or April. The Parents Office works with each SU school and the Division of Student Affairs to sort out the details, Bench said. SU officials also considered religious holidays and other community events in Syracuse when picking the date for this year’s Family Weekend. “We connect with all those who scheduled events the preceding year, as well as those who have expressed
interest in providing a new event,” she said. Some highlights of this year’s Family Weekend include free concerts in Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium and Friday’s Take Your Family to Class sessions, during which families are invited to sit in on classroom experiences. On Saturday, families can have breakfast with the deans from individual colleges at 9 a.m. and attend a presentation by Chancellor Nancy Cantor, titled “Education for the
World, in the World: SU as an Anchor Institution,” at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment for Saturday includes a performance by Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Branford Marsalis, who will hold a concert in Goldstein Auditorium at 2 p.m. The University Bookstore is also preparing for Family Weekend with weekend-long discounts on hats, journals and Clinique products, among other items. The bookstore will sponsor a contest in which parsee family weekend page 8
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Tattoos, piercings becoming more generalized, less serious
ast week, as I sat in my early morning geography lecture, wondering how much coffee it would take to keep me awake through a discussion about soil gradients, I noticed this little freshman next to me. She was fervently taking notes, and the words “bright, shining future” were gleaming above her head. She probably didn’t even need coffee to engage in a stimulating discussion about soil gradients. You know the type. And then I saw it:
the massive tattoo on her leg of something that looked like a dragon, a scorpion, some Chinese lettering, and a skull and crossbones. I was definitely surprised. The thing is, I probably shouldn’t have been that surprised. In recent years, tattoos and body piercings have become much more common and a lot more popular, especially among college students. One of the closest businesses to campus is Halo Tattoo, where $10 off discounts
blondes know better are included in the coupon booklets we receive in the Schine Student Center as we purchase overpriced textbooks. (Note the irony.) According to various studies across college campuses, many students view their bodies as canvases, fit for decoration by anything that looks “cool.” No notable correlation has been found between students’ grades and their piercings and tattoos, or lack thereof. In other words, it’s not just the bad kids who have tattoos or piercings anymore, nor the stoners who never go to class. Sometimes, even professors have them. I guess Bob Dylan was really onto something when he said, “The times, they are a-changin’.” It seems to me what’s more notably changed is not really the number of people who get tattoos, but the meanings behind them. Freshman year, an acquaintance of mine got a rather discreet piercing on Valentine’s Day. She called it her own personal “#$%@ you!” to the holiday. Sophomore year, I saw a drunk, half-naked frat boy, with a huge tattoo of a cross on his chest, pour alcohol all over himself and ask the crowd if anyone was interested in licking it off. Though the offer was tempting, the huge religious symbol threw me off.
And junior year, a guy friend of mine decided to get a tattoo of the San Francisco skyline on his chest because he “wanted to always be able to look down at it and feel closer to home.” But once at the actual salon, he decided to do it on his back because “it looked so much more sick there!” Maybe he didn’t miss home that much, after all. Matt Smiroldo, a senior communications design major, has four tattoos and a tongue piercing. Some are for his family, and some are tributes to Pablo Picasso. “Picasso is one of my favorite artists,” Smiroldo said. “My tattoos aren’t too deep, they’re just fun, and the tongue piercing was an impulse purchase.” Smiroldo, like so many other of his newly inked and pierced classmates, represents the changing dynamic between body art and social representation. Like many other trends — initially outrageous and now impossible to get rid of (Lady Gaga, anyone?) — tattoos and piercings are becoming more and more neutralized and less and less serious. So here’s what I think: If you’ve got it, flaunt it. But if you flaunt it, maybe you should just make sure it has some sort of interesting background story, or at least some semblance of a meaning. Because honestly, do you really want to have to explain to your parents about the time your friends dared you to get Bambi tattooed on your arm when you were drunk? Take it from me, the girl who may or may not have the Bambi tattoo — you definitely don’t. Marina Charny is a senior English and textual studies and writing major. Her column appears weekly, and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Celebrities, be careful of over-tweeting
emi Moore is officially on my s**t list. My Twitter s**t list, that is. Earning a spot on my podium of pesky celebrity twitterers, Miss Moore sits in equally obnoxious company: Kim Kardashian, Whitney Port, The Situation and, of course, Lady Gaga, whose tweets suggest she’s confused as to whether she’s a pop star or politician. Normally, I find it easy to overlook bothersome posts. They’re usually tucked between tweets from Vanity Fair and Jimmy Fallon, so they’re ignorable. But on Sept. 19, The Huffington Post compiled a slideshow of 20 of Demi Moore’s personal twitpics, and I could ignore no more. Celebrity twittering was cool at first. Getting a peek into the dayto-day activities of famous people sounded like a great idea — emphasis on “sounded.” But once the Twitter apps were downloaded, the madness began. The flood of mundane and irritating celebrity tweets has drowned the Twitter sphere. And Demi Moore really takes the cake. You see, Demi, you’re 48. While I applaud you for how infuriatingly hot
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really? you look for your age, you’re still 48. That means posting self-pictures of yourself in bikinis is very uncalled for. Especially for all of us 20-somethings who don’t look half as good in a bikini as you do. It pisses us off. And I’m sure I’m not alone in saying the only thing those pictures make me think of are those annoying girls from high school. You know, the ones that uploaded “selfies” of themselves, making kissing faces with a caption that read, “Kisses for my baby ;) Love you, hubby!” Or even worse, ThE gIrLz WhO WrOtE tHeIr StAtUsEs LiKe ThIs. Yes, Demi, you’re Twitter account equates you to a 13-year-old MySpace whore. Seeing a renowned actress write like that, well, it changes you. If I
ever saw Demi in person, I’m not sure if I could look at her with the same amount of awe I had pre-Twitter. It’s really difficult to go on viewing people in that light after you’ve seen them post a picture of themselves with the message, “race u to the bedroom,” written on their hand. I understand your excitement. I’d give my right arm for a chance to race Ashton to the bedroom. But girl, you need to keep that off your hand. Give that Blackberry camera a rest, and text Ashton your cutesy message next time. Not to say my tweets are anything special. I have been guilty of the question mark and exclamation point combo, but I have never once tweeted a kissy face, multiple hearts or the word “hubby.” I love that you’re just trying to connect with your fans, but change your approach, or at least your tweets. “Just stop following me,” you say? Never. What would I write about?!
Lauren Tousignant is a junior communications and rhetorical studies and writing major. She is the opinion editor at The Daily Orange, where her column appears occasionally. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Tea Party’s success creates additonal obstacle to cohesiveness in Washington
or over 150 years, a Democrat or Republican has won every presidential election. Sure, there have been third parties that have influenced elections and gained some power, including the Populist Party, the Bull Moose Party, the Reform Party and the Green Party. However, none of these parties have survived the test of our two-party system. After a brief stint of popularity, they all faded away. So the question remains: Does the tea party present a realistic opportunity of overthrowing America’s established two-party system? Both Democrats and Republicans hope not. But the fact is the tea party movement is gaining in popularity and receiving a lot of media attention, which increases its national exposure. With midterm elections approaching in November, many tea party-en-
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dorsed candidates have a legitimate chance of getting elected. The American public is largely dissatisfied with what is happening in Washington, D.C., and many people are embracing the tea party movement as a possible source of change in our government. But what do these people actually believe? The tea party, although it does not subscribe to either established party, is right-wing leaning in its philosophy. After her failed 2008 vice presidential campaign, Sarah Palin has become the de facto leader of the tea party. Palin has been touring the country and backing potential candidates, preaching the ideals of the movement. The tea party thinks both established parties are overstepping the boundaries of the constitution. At the tea party convention last February, Palin said, “The government that governs least, governs best. … Only
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rhetoric meets reality limited government can expand prosperity and opportunity for all.” The tea party supports lowering taxes, lessoning the role of government, working towards energy independence and maintaining strong national security. In states across America, tea party candidates have campaigned, won primaries and positioned themselves to threaten Democrats and Republicans in November. On Sept. 14, Christine O’Donnell gained much attention for the tea party after her primary win in Dela-
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ware, when she beat out Mike Castle, the former Republican governor. O’Donnell ran on the Republican ticket, but has separated herself from the Republican Party. “This is about changing the system,” O’Donnell said in her acceptance speech. Syracuse is located in the 25th congressional district in New York. This is another congressional seat the tea party has an opportunity to win. Dan Maffei, the incumbent democratic congressman, is facing opposition from Ann Marie Buerkle, a tea party candidate. Before Maffei was elected in 2008, Republican Jim Walsh held the congressional seat for 16 years. The 25th district has been trending democratic in the last 10 years, but Buerkle still poses a legitimate threat to Maffei’s re-election. Since his election, President Barack Obama has been unable to accomplish much of what he prom-
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ised. The economy is still suffering, people remain unemployed, and the war efforts abroad continue to be a struggle. People are frustrated and upset with their government. The tea party provides another option and, more importantly, represents a change in political leadership. With a growing following, the tea party has warranted national attention and has a legitimate chance to alter the balance of power in Congress, come November. Unfortunately, by making enemies with both the Democratic and Republican parties, the tea party has all but guaranteed that Washington, D.C., will not become anymore cohesive any time soon. Benjamin Klein is a junior political science and magazine journalism major. His column appears weekly, and he can reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This year’s overcrowding was caused by an exceptionally large freshman class size, Miller said. The addition of Ernie Davis Hall and private developer housing, such as Park Point apartments and University Village Apartments, would have been sufficient to alleviate overcrowding in on-campus housing without the empty space in
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said. Eric Beattie, director of the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction, also helped plan the project and said the study began late last fall and concluded in May. “The process was kind of identifying what’s there now, and is or isn’t it working well,” Beattie said. Specific details about the project, such as the construction sequence, have not yet been discussed, he said. Beattie said he is unsure where the funding would come from, but expects it to be largely from fundraising and donations. “It’s a fairly costly, expensive undertaking, so how it will be paid for is not worked out, and where the funds will come from is not determined,” he said. Most of the proposed renovations will take place in the interior of Newhouse II, such as changes to the studio space, equipment and control room, Beattie said. “It’s probably the most important aspect of the project to improve and replace technology that’s
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Haven under normal circumstances, she said. And the opening of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s first dorm next year will free up 280 beds on South Campus. All that new housing space would not justify the costs of converting the empty space in Haven into dorm rooms, she said. As with all construction and conversion projects, costs are being factored into the decision of how to use the space in Haven. The source of funding for the project will not be determined until the
becoming outdated at this point,” he said. Branham said all Newhouse students will be able to use the renovated studios — not just broadcast journalism majors — to experience working in and utilizing a studio facility. “If we’re going to be one of the top schools to do broadcast journalism in this country, we have to have facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and state-of-the-art facilities,” Branham said. Plans to renovate the exterior of Newhouse II have also been discussed. One possibility is to replace the back wall with windows to make the activities from the inside more visible from the outside, Beattie said. There are differences in opinion of the proposed renovation plans, Branham said. She is aware there will be different ideas from faculty, staff and students of what the proposed renovations should entail. But no one is opposed to the renovation itself, she said. Leigh Isaacson, a senior broadcast journalism major, said she hopes the renovation will not focus entirely on the building’s exterior and studios, but also include changes to the overlooked aspects of Newhouse II, such as the stairwells, the locks on the bathrooms and the hallways. “It kind of looks like a middle school hallway,” Isaacson said. “I was embarrassed to walk down
new purpose is decided, Miller said. Some Haven residents, like Braxton Meyer, a junior philosophy major, said they believe the university is taking too long in determining how to use the space in Haven. Meyer said he wishes the dining hall had never been closed and would reopen, something Miller said is unlikely. In light of that, Meyer said he thinks the best use would be study space or a computer cluster. But Sarah Lee, a junior psychology major,
said a computer cluster would be unnecessary, as Kimmel Computer Cluster is located about a block away from Haven. She also said there are too many computer clusters on campus, in general. Lee said she thinks the university should reconsider using the space as dorm rooms. She said: “What else are they going to do with it?” email@example.com
courtesy of the s.i. newhouse school of public communications Possible renovations to Newhouse II include redesigning the back side that faces Waverly Avenue by replacing the wall with windows, as shown in a preliminary sketch. the hallway with my mom and say, ‘This is one of the best broadcast schools in the country.’” The proposed renovations are expected to take nine months to a year to complete, Branham said. Concerns, such as where classes would be held during renovations, still need to be addressed, she said. There are no plans to renovate Newhouse I or Newhouse III.
This is an important project for Newhouse II because technology has changed so much since the building opened in the 1970s, Branham said. “We’ll have a state-of-the-art facility that will really bring us into the turn of the century,” she said. “It’s going to be an amazing thing for the school as a whole.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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he Interfraternity Council has overhauled the fraternity recruitment process to make sure prospective recruits have a chance to tour and learn more about every single house at Syracuse University. In addition to requiring students to attend all the fraternities, the new recruitment guidelines extend the process by a day and turn bid night into an in-person event. The process will more closely resemble the formal spring sorority recruitment. IFC wanted prospective recruits to visit every house after at least 150 men last year didn’t get bids, said Justin Tasolides, vice president of recruitment on the IFC executive board. “Recruitment’s a business, and when business isn’t good, the business dies,” Tasolides said. During fall recruitment, which starts Oct. 3, a computer system will randomly select prospective recruits and place them into groups of 20 to 25 people. A total of 36 brothers selected from various fraternities on campus will lead each group to all of SU’s houses. The 36 brothers, known as Rho Chis, are not suppose to wear their fraternity letters or identify which fraternity they are in, accord-
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ing to recruitment guidelines. The Rho Chis will undergo training in the weeks before recruitment to learn how to lead their groups and answer questions, Tasolides said. Last spring, recruits had to visit a minimum of six fraternities and get a card stamped for each house. Some houses complained about the number of people coming through their houses, Tasolides said. “They didn’t know who was coming at any given time,” he said. “There were too many people coming through their house, so they couldn’t keep track of everyone.” This year, males will have a set time limit of 30 to 40 minutes to visit each house, Tasolides said. Recruitment is extended by a day this year so students can visit every house. After students visit all the houses, fraternities will log into an online account and list the recruits they want back for Thursday. Recruits will have their own online accounts, as well, and will be able to use their computers to see which houses invited them back. “It makes it easier for us,” Tasolides said. “It makes it easier for them.” When bid night occurs Oct. 8, the remaining recruits will go to the Martin J. Whitman
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School of Management and fi nd out which houses gave them bids. In the past, recruits found out their bids online. Each fraternity will be placed in 19 rooms around campus. Recruits will enter the room of the fraternity they intend to pledge and hand the representative brothers a blue card, which will have the student’s name and the
fraternity he chooses. With this new recruitment system in place, Tasolides said it is a better way to get to know different fraternity members. He said: “You might fi nd something that you never thought you would.” mcboren@ syr.edu
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planned a showing of “The Hangover” at 9 p.m. on Wednesday in Gifford Auditorium and will also hold a concert featuring SU a cappella groups at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Gifford.
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several days, he has slept on a small cot in the Noble Room in Hendricks Chapel as a special visitor invited by the chapel’s dean, Tiffany Steinwert. His art has hung on the room’s walls and will stay there until he leaves Sept. 30. Works will be hosting “An Open Conversation with Matthew Works,” a speech and conversation with students and faculty, on homelessness and the faith community Thursday at 8 p.m. in his humble residence. It’s free and open to the public.
Works’ inspiration After Common Cathedral services and a following discussion session with food, the wooden altar would be wheeled across the street and put in a basement. “They would do that to give the altar refuge and protection, as well they should, because without that protective care, the beautiful altar could be damaged, it could be ruined, it could be totally destroyed by exposure to the elements or by exposure to vandalism out on the streets,” Works said. “‘But what about us,’ I started asking later. ‘We’re human beings; we’re made of flesh of blood; we’re made in the image and likeness of God; we need refuge, shelter, protection and sanctuary, also. Because without protective care, we could be damaged and get frostbite, we could be ruined or destroyed or even killed by
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The event will conclude Friday at 2 p.m. with a press conference, featuring a speech from Rep. Dan Maffei, D-N.Y., and speakers from Habitat for Humanity International. “Essentially, we host a variety of activities because we want to make sure we maintain the interest of the student population throughout the event,” said Frances Batarse, co-coordinator for
this year’s event. Batarse said she expects more student turnout this year and hopes it will be even bigger next year. “I hope that the event grows every year,” Batarse said. “Eventually I hope to see the Quad full of shacks.”
exposure to the elements or by violence out on the streets,’” Works said. Decades ago, Works was a college student, but he never finished. “I got halfway through,” he said. “So I was like so many of you — that’s the thing, I think I’m as good at articulating these kinds of things as I am because I’m similar to the majority of college students today. I was just like you guys.” A couple decades after leaving college, Works was fired from his job driving trucks for a Boston furniture warehouse. The managers had doubled the drivers’ workloaad, causing him, in his exhaustion, to drive within inches of crashing his truck into oncoming traffic. He, or someone else, could’ve died. And the law would hold him accountable, he thought. So he said something to the managers. Within weeks, he was released. He fell behind on rent payments. He was evicted from his apartment. He became homeless. He slept on the grass or on park benches — which he swore were designed with arm rests in the middle to keep the homeless from fitting well — while trying to hide from patrolling policemen. He ate at charitable churches and soup kitchens. As he became increasingly involved in Common Cathedral, he befriended the woman priest and her staff of volunteers and divinity school students. They, in turn, began to invite him to join them whenever they spoke about Common Cathedral at different churches and colleges. At the events, the priest would speak, then the
student interns, and then Works would speak for about 10 minutes. He was articulate and could recall quotes from the Bible and a variety of authors from memory — a different mold than the expected homeless person stigma. He’d question listeners about what the implications were for people of faith, who themselves worshipped a homeless man. “Jesus, himself, was homeless,” he would point out. But despite his insight, after each speech and the following praise, he, the priest, the interns and the crowd would part — the interns and the students to their dorms, the priest and faculty and other bystanders to their homes, and Works to the streets. He kept repeating the questions to church leaders in Boston about why they, in supposed good faith, kept their doors locked so the homeless could not seek refuge. He kept receiving unsatisfactory answers. After a short while, a man was found frozen to death on a bench in the Commons. “That’s when it really hit me, how deadly serious this is,” he said. “That there are all these churches, and every night they’re locked, leaving all of us, the homeless, outside. Locked out of refuge, shelter, sanctuary, safety, protection, totally exposed, vulnerable. It just seems that that’s not what the gospel is about.”
Works of art Works decided to make something to help physically illustrate his point. So he constructed a white cardboard and paper cathedral model. On the outside, he copied Scripture and other writings, including his own prayer and a story of the terrors of homeless shelters. In the model’s front tower, he built a space where he put a candle. On the top of the front of this tower he wrote, “JESUS WAS HOMELESS!” and copied supporting Scripture beneath it. On the front doors it read, “Come to me all who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.” But in front of them, keeping the doors shut, was a large metal lock. For years, along with his backpack of spare clothes and other utilities, he carried the model around in a cardboard box with a string handle. As he walked around the parks and alleyways or at speeches with the woman from Common Cathedral, people would ask him about what he was carrying until he’d show them. Some people cried when they saw it. People began calling him an artist. And as he created more and more pieces, he began to believe they were right. “I was surprising myself that these things were interesting, eye-opening, thought-provoking — that’s what people were saying about them,” he said. “It was always in me, I just didn’t realize that I was good enough at it.” And so throughout the academic year, Works travels from a residency at one school to another, and he house-sits for accumulated clerical friends over the summer. He still considers himself homeless, in a way — he doesn’t own a residence — but his friends still on the streets or in shelters argue otherwise. But behind his own sort of mobile altar and in his own sort of way, Works continues to minister for both sorts of friends’ needs. “I see this as constructive criticism that I’m doing out of love for the church,” Works said. “I love the church. I don’t want to see the church like this — this isn’t the way it’s supposed to be.” email@example.com
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ticipants could win an Under Armour hooded sweatshirt, a Hewlett-Packard printer, an SU sphere chair or a Vera Bradley bag. Family Weekend is an important part of the SU experience that allows families to visit students and become better acquainted with faculty, Bench said. She said: “Discussions and bonds that develop from Family Weekend ultimately allow us to better serve all students.” dspearl@ syr.edu
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As part of the university’s push for urban renewal in Syracuse, the Shared First-Year Experience was overhauled to get freshmen more involved in the city as volunteers or employees at nonprofits like Say Yes to Education. Plans to become an anchor institution have also led the first-year forums to integrate projects in the city into the curriculum. For instance, engineering freshmen are designing a bus that doubles as a traveling stage that will eventually be built for a local puppet theater. “It’s not merely being pursued by the administrators of the university,” he said. “It’s really very, very broad in its scope, its actions and its impact.” Englot said one of the most successful products of Cantor’s plan to involve the school in the city is the Near Westside Initiative, which links the university, the city and businesses in a nonprofit aimed at redeveloping one of Syracuse’s poorest neighborhoods. Though some other institutions’ efforts to revitalize poor neighborhoods have displaced original residents and furthered class disparities, Englot said the Near Westside Initiative is consciously designed to accommodate those concerns and create a successful model for urban renewal. SU’s Near Westside Initiative has worked with the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and Home HeadQuarters, a nonprofit organization working to improve neighborhoods in Syracuse and Onondaga County. The two organizations are working with the university to rehabilitate single-family housing in the city, boosting both energy efficiency and affordability, according to the Center of Excellence website. Syracuse residents who currently rent apartments may be able to become homeowners through a program from Home HeadQuarters, Englot said. Most importantly, he said, residents have a voice in the process. “We are very much aware of the dangers of gentrification,” Englot said. “The whole purpose of the Near Westside Initiative is to lift the community up — to revitalize the community that is already there.” Panel members include Shiu-Kai Chin, meredith professor in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science; Steve Davis, associate professor and chair of the newspaper and online journalism department; Marcelle Haddix, assistant professor of reading and language arts; Edward Bogucz, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and executive director of the Center of Excellence; and Julia Czerniak, associate professor in the School of Architecture. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pushing through the pain, SU wrestling club refuses to give up By Flash Steinbeiser FEATURE EDITOR
Editor’s Note: For this series, the writers chose a Recreation Services club sport and attended practices with the teams. The stories are based off of their experiences. he warriors run in a tight circle. Yelling with might, announcers call forth two challengers to break from the ring and meet in the middle. One of those challengers is you. Adrenaline begins to course through your body as you enter the self-made arena. Crouching down, you assume your stance and shake hands with your opponent. Your knees are shaking and your palms are sweating, but it doesn’t matter. Nothing matters. The fight is on. It’s only the first practice. This is the Syracuse University wrestling club, which meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at Archbold Gymnasium. They are the remnants of the once honored SU wrestling team. A team that, before being cut from the SU athletics program via Title IX in 2001, once boasted seven national championships and five Olympic team wrestlers. Club co-captain Derek Weed said the team was rumored to once practice, sleep and practically live in its Manley Field House wrestling room. They carried the moniker of ultimate warriors. Now almost a decade later, the wrestling club keeps its sweat-stained history alive with each push-up and well-timed takedown. And you bet-
ter pray to God you’re ready for it. Through their tireless work ethic and profound knowledge of the sport, they will make a warrior out of anyone. Your back will ache and your ego will be bruised, but if you toughen up, you will be rewarded with the thrill of success. “Everyone starts somewhere, and we want someone to get that first victory,” said Connor Policastro, a sophomore pre-med student and biology major, who is also the club’s co-captain. “You have to experience it for yourself, to know you have conquered.” The wrestling club will break you. As the air was forced out of my lungs from a 220-pound wrestler’s botched body slam, that much became apparent. But Weed, a senior chemical engineering major, said picking yourself back up part 3 of 3 from the physical and mental pain is what “makes a strong and mentally sound” SU wrestler. “Most of those kids who break realize they’re getting better from it and come back,” Weed said. If it sounds tough, that’s because it is. Wrestling three opponents in a row for three minutes apiece, your joints ache and your veins feel like they’ve been filled with cement. But the club members need to be tough for the competition ahead. Weed said the team’s competition ranges
from other university wrestling clubs to actual Division I teams. Weed doesn’t like it when his wrestlers cut corners. If he sees club members not giving it their all, he will call them out. The more they sweat, the more he applauds them. “My favorite part about wrestling is getting a good sweat on,” Weed said. Weed’s least favorite part, however, is the hassle of transporting wrestlers to matches and organizing the group with limited resources. Sharing a small space in the basement of Archbold with a myriad of other clubs, the wrestlers make the best of what they have.
Laying mats out over a hard floor, they not only transform the room into a battlefield, but a place of learning, as well. Students without prior knowledge, such as myself, are welcome. Without a coach, the captains become the instructors. If wrestlers are not getting the hang of one particular move, a captain will stick with them until they fully comprehend it. “We’re SEE WRESTLING PAGE 10
Director of ‘Straw Dogs’ remakes, shows film By Sam Littman STAFF WRITER
In the infamous rape scene in Sam Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs” (1971), the woman under attack, Amy Sumner ( S u s a n George), does What: “Straw Dogs” s o m e t h i n g (1971) screening unexpected. Where: Joyce As she is Hergenhan being raped, Auditorium, she smiles. Newhouse III M o s t When: Today (1971 f i l m ma kversion), 7:30 p.m. How much: Free ers would cringe at the
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prospect of remaking one of the most controversial films ever created, but director Rod Lurie didn’t shy away from its intimidating reputation. Lurie will show that boldness when he presents the original “Straw Dogs” today in Syracuse University’s Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., and his remake on Friday, Sept. 24 at the same time. Newhouse adjunct professor Doug Brode will host a Q-and-A session with Lurie after both screenings. Though the setting of Lurie’s “Straw Dogs” is different and a few characters’ backgrounds have been
altered, the storyline is similar to the original. Seeking a break from life in Los Angeles, David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth) travel to Amy’s hometown of Blackwater, Miss., so David, a screenwriter, can work in peace. They become embroiled in a horrific storm of violence after being antagonized by the locals, and David’s protective nature urges him to fight back so he and Amy may have a shot at escaping. When comparing the two versions, Brode cites Lurie’s reversal of Peckinpah’s misogynist ideals as the
key difference between the films. “Rod hasn’t just remade Peckinpah’s film, but rethought it,” Brode said. “The challenge was to make a film that subverts everything that the original had to say about women and men in relationships. That is a brilliant concept, and Rod has managed to, against all odds, pull it off.” Brode suggests students view both films to appreciate the contrast between the filmmakers’ different approaches to the same story. “Students should expect to see the most brutal rape scene in movie hisSEE STRAW DOGS PAGE 10
have a sleeping problem. And unlike Leslie Nielsen’s drinking problem in “Airplane,” it’s no laughing matter. On second thought, this is the humor column, so it better be. Have you ever been so beyond tired that when you reach your bathroom mirror, you don’t remember whether you’re just getting up or going to bed? All your brain processes is “mirror + disheveled, groggy look” and automatically thinks it must be time for class. No? Well, congrats. You’re normal. Unfortunately, for the rest of us, this is just another badge on our Sleep Scout merit sashes. (It goes right next to the one for the dozing-off head bob, 20 times in the front row of a class without your teacher catching you.) We exhaust ourselves by staying up too late and waking up early for classes. Ah, the classic college student dilemma. Poor personal choices can also aid insomnia. Perhaps it’s not the best idea to drink a liter of Mountain Dew at 11 p.m., followed by a mini “Mystery Science Theater 3000” marathon via the Netflix streaming queue on your Xbox 360. These decisions lead to a crippling desire to curl up and hibernate whenever you get free time. Enwrapped in a cocoon of blankets, hopefully a metamorphosis will turn me into a creature that functions during normal hours. (My vague belief this might also turn me into a real-life Mothra is also a factor.) When I’ve found myself staring up at my ceiling a little too long, I tried sedating myself. Over-the-counter sleep aids have been as effective at knocking me out as Gabby Jay was in Super Punch-Out. I’ve also tried herbal supplements, all to no avail. Ambien, a prescription sedative, seems like the next logical step, but I’m a bit nervous about diving down that particular rabbit hole. I fear I’ll miss its warm window of sleep and fall into the hallucinogenic high people who push through sleep experience, instead. Tripping out just feels like too much work when I’m that tired. Ambien consumption also allegedly had a big role in Tiger Wood’s SEE SANDMAN PAGE 10
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tory, and how one fi lmmaker, Peckinpah, can portray a rape in order to forward his misogynist vision,” Brode said. “While another can portray that rape sequence from the woman’s perspective, therebytransforming the piece into a feminist vision.” This will not be the fi rst time Lurie has shown his work at SU. Two years ago, Lurie showed his last fi lm, “Nothing But the Truth,” at Newhouse, another screening Brode hosted. Last year, Lurie came to Newhouse to show clips from “Straw Dogs,” which is set to release
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here for people who want to learn, for people who already know, for people who want to refine their skills,” Policastro said. Since they are not an official university team, the captains of the club cannot force members to attend practice. Members are responsible for what and how much they learn. Some wrestlers will come and go, but the ones who leave will never become warriors.
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Bimbo Tour ’09, when the pro-golfer decided to take a little joy ride in his SUV early in the morning. If any of you were under a rock this past summer, he crashed his car while he was still on his own property. This makes me a bit skittish. Right now, the only thing I want to share in common with Tiger Woods is how we both haven’t won a PGA Tour this year. Still, I think I’ll give this stuff a try. With any luck, I’ll be sawing logs in no time. Speaking of which, how did sawing logs ever become a metaphor for deep sleep? Have you ever been around actual logs being sawed? It’s loud, hard work,
in 2011. An acclaimed writer and director, Lurie was a fi lm critic and radio talk show host before becoming a fi lmmaker. In his second feature, “The Contender” (2000), Lurie directed Joan Allen and Jeff Bridges to Academy Award nominations. Roxane West, an undeclared sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, is interested in seeing Lurie’s take on the original’s notorious portrayal of rape, which has been scrutinized consistently in the 39 years since its release. “I think it would be interesting to see how Rod Lurie handles the infamous rape scene,” West said. “Not that I’m looking forward to
watching that, but it’s a very tricky territory that the original director maybe didn’t handle as well as he potentially could have.” Other students fi nd the harsh nature of “Straw Dogs” alluring. “I’m interested to see Lurie’s take on the more violent aspects of ‘Straw Dogs,’” said Shea Garner, a sophomore communications and rhetorical studies and English and textual studies major. “Peckinpah was kind of always criticized for his treatment of women in some of his fi lms, especially ‘Straw Dogs,’ so I’m interested to see what Lurie does with that.”
It’s about the effort put into it. All it takes to impress a captain is to give your best effort, and then give a little bit more. Forget the pain, ignore the fatigue and just keep fighting. “We’re here not to make you do anything,” Policastro said. “When someone’s not telling you that you have to come back and dragging you here, that’s when it’s on you. It’s your own determination.” That determination extends beyond the wrestling mats. Just because practice is over does not mean the wrestling club has stopped. They’re always training. The club
plans to hold team runs and lifts on the days it doesn’t have practice. Taking that extra physical step makes a true warrior. Mental steps don’t hurt, either. Concentration is key. You will understand this once you’re pinned to the ground, wishing you could remember how to escape. But don’t let that stop you. “When you’re in a match, the (opponent) is not there to be your friend. It’s somebody who’s trying to embarrass you in front of a crowd of people,” Policastro said. “It’s not a game, it’s a fight.”
often done by burley guys reminiscent of the Brawny Man. Personally, I don’t trust any buff men in flannel since I was accidentally tricked into attending that hipster bodybuilding competition. You’ve never experienced horror until you’ve seen one of those guys fold his one-speed bike in two in a fit of vegan roid rage because he just heard the new Wavves album is going to be delayed. Perhaps that image, forever burned into the back of my retinas, is what’s keeping me awake all these restless nights. If all other options are exhausted, there will be only one place to turn in the hope of a good night’s sleep — the nightcap. And no, bingedrinking freshman, urbandictionary.com and Jethro Tull (damn you and your one-footed rock flute ways): I don’t mean that type of night-
cap. I literally mean the hat Ebenezer Scrooge always dons when he’s off to his lofty canopy bed. Thanks to a generation of lazy high school and college girls around the country going, “Eff it,” and deciding sweatpants and an oversized T-shirt constitute daily school attire. The nightcap is the last true bastion of sleeping fashion. There’s something so wonderfully whimsical about the dunce cap’s floppy cousin. It has to be the solution to my sleeping woes. Until then, I’ll be counting more sheep than all of the Old Testament shepherds ever herded.
Seth Sommerfeld is graduate student in the Goldring Arts Journalism program and is the humor columnist. He writes good. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Founded in 1986, the Harpoon Brewery was the first company allowed to produce and sell alcohol in Massachusetts. Theyâ€™ve been making a heavy impact on the microbrew scene in America ever since. In 2000 the company bought a smaller brewery in Vermont, and now has two plants running simultaneously, with about 50 beers in production, including seasonals, limited editions and its 100 Barrel and Leviathan Triticus series, the latter being in limited production. Here is what I found in their 12-pack sampler for about $15.00.
IPA: INDIA PALE ALE ABV: 5.9%
This is Harpoonâ€™s â€œflagshipâ€? brew. It has heavy carbonation and the head fades quickly after the first pour. Upon smelling it, I get a little citrus, possibly grapefruit, which is very common in the nose of most IPAs. The taste seems somewhat standard, though. Most IPAs are more bitter and have more complex flavor profiles. For such a well-known IPA, give it a try at your favorite bar.
BELGIAN PALE ALE ABV: 5.8%
American breweries making Belgian-style ales are nothing new. We got plenty of our beer recipes from the Belgians. This pale ale smells like apples, grapes and some spices, such as pepper. The taste starts off full of spices and then turns slightly bitter. It, too, seems like a decent microbrew for many bars to have on tap, but nothing too special.
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UFO WHITE: BELGIAN WHITE ABV: 4.8%
This beer is similar to Blue Moon in that theyâ€™re both light, fruity, wheat beers. The yeast, one of the four main ingredients in beer, is left unfiltered, a tradition in all real wheat beers that give them the distinctive citrus smell and taste. Itâ€™s also the reason why an orange slice is served with your Blue Moon at a bar. UFO hints at more banana and wheat in the smell and taste than citrus, though. It has a slight hoppy bite, too. This is definitely a solid wheat beer. â€”Compiled by Lucas Sacks, staff writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Director: Ben Affleck Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper Rating:
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ituated in the director’s chair for the second time of his rocky career, it is now clear Ben Affleck belongs behind the camera. His second picture, “The Town,” demonstrates a perceptive handling of macho dialogue, brutal violence and trademarks of the gritty yet sophisticated style he established in his universally acclaimed debut, “Gone Baby Gone” (2007). That said, this fi lm is far from perfect. Affleck’s lead performance is key in furthering the notion that he is a far better fi lmmaker than he is an actor. The fi lm is eerily similar to Michael Mann’s “Heat” (1995), which, being such an imitation, ultimately dilutes its wholesomeness as a Boston-bred crime saga. Career criminal Doug MacRay (Affleck) is a product of his environment, a small pocket in Boston called Charlestown, famous for its high concentration of bank robbers. MacRay’s latest masked heist, which he pulled off with the help of comrades Jem (Jeremy Renner), Gloansy (Jr George Carroll aka Slaine) and Dez (Owen Burke), was lucrative, but fl awed. The bank manager they took hostage, the pretty and intelligent Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall), talks after the ordeal to the feds, led by FBI special agent Adam Frawley (John Hamm). In an attempt to prevent the volatile Jem from murdering Claire, MacRay gets to her fi rst and engages her in a conversation at a Laundromat. Their conversation leads to a date, and the two soon fall in love. Eager to leave his life in Charlestown behind now that he’s found his soul mate, MacRay discovers getting out is harder than he anticipated. The boss of the Charlestown bank robbing ring, Fergus ‘Fergie’ Colm (a terrific Pete Postlethwaite), refuses to let MacRay walk, promising to murder Claire if he does. He wants MacRay and his boys to steal more than $3 million from a vault in Fenway Park: a fi nal, treacherous risk MacRay feels is worth taking. A few years ago, the notion of Affleck being considered an elite fi lmmaker surely would have sounded absurd. Yet it now appears he has as much potential as any young fi lmmaker in the industry. Affleck has yet to stray from his comfort zone, but his skill in direct-
ing actors as expertly as he choreographs dramatic and chaotic action sequences suggests his future as a director is indescribably bright. The same cannot be said of his competence as an actor, however. One of the least talented leading men in Hollywood, Affleck is not a skilled enough performer to carry the main role in “The Town,” even if he does have a great accent and looks the part. The same can be said of Hamm, whose lifeless performance feels downright apathetic at times. The supporting performances are nothing short of brilliant, however, with Renner delivering one of the fi nest turns of the year thus far as MacRay’s fierce right-hand man. Much of the picture’s dramatic stock lies in the cop and robber rivalry of Affleck and Hamm, though said rivalry is practically nonexistent. At least a dozen of the fi lm’s plot points and stylistic techniques may also be found in “Heat,” though it lacks that masterpiece’s overwhelming muscular energy. Affleck and Hamm are not De Niro and Pacino, and the blandness of their struggle is aggravating when it is positioned as the primary conflict in an otherwise riveting work. Affleck’s Boston crime saga is not as authentically gritty as “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” (1973) or as stylish as “The Departed” (2006), though it provides a great balance of depth and pure entertainment value. When that balance shifts toward more depth, Affleck will have transformed from a punch line into one of America’s most formidable fi lmmakers. email@example.com
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Unimpressive so far, Big East teams prep for defining slate By Mark Cooper Asst. Copy Editor
The frustration is wearing on Cincinnati first-year head coach Butch Jones. After taking over a team with an 18-game regular season winning streak, his Bearcats have lost two of its first three games. The sacks are what frustrate Jones the most. He thought his defense had North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson sacked multiple times on second-and-long and third-and-long, only to see Wilson break out of the tackle and find a receiver downfield for a first down. On the other side of the ball, his quarterback, Zach Collaros, was sacked five times, increasing Cincinnati’s NCAA-leading total in sacks-allowed to 15 through three games. The same amount of sacks UC allowed in 13 games last season. “(It’s) very disappointing we didn’t play up to our potential,” Jones said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference Monday. “It’s the little things, too many small details.” Cincinnati (1-2) has lost by double digits at Fresno State and North Carolina State, the two FBS opponents it has played. The Bearcats’ lone win came against FCS opponent Indiana State.
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For UC, it doesn’t get any easier, either — No. 8 Oklahoma is coming to Cincinnati this Saturday. A loss here, and, at 1-3, the Bearcats would have to catch fire to even qualify for a bowl. Fortunately for Cincinnati, it isn’t the only Big East team struggling out of the gate in 2010. The conference, one of six BCS conferences that receive automatic bids to BCS bowl games, is just 1-6 against the other five power conferences. The lone win came this past weekend, when West Virginia (3-0) defeated Maryland. The conference has lost all five road games against BCS teams, including Cincinnati’s loss last Thursday to the Wolfpack. “There are a lot of people in our program, from coaches to players, that are experiencing some different kinds of emotions that they haven’t felt in a long time,” Jones said. “The only thing you can do is get back to work and keep working to get better, and not wavering in your belief. “(Oklahoma) is as good of a football team as I’ve seen on film, and it’s a great challenge for us.” The conference’s early-season woes make this week’s slate of games even more important. Four Big East teams play against BCS teams from other conferences. If the conference is to gain any amount of national respect, this would be the week to make a statement. Otherwise, Big East conference play might not have many implications on the national scale. Pittsburgh (1-1) gets the first crack at helping the Big East’s stock on Thursday night, when Miami (Fla.) enters Heinz Field. The Panthers was the preseason coaches’ pick to win the Big East, but lost its first game of the season at Utah. “Our kids are excited about playing a team in the national spotlight like Miami,” Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt said. “I think we’re
courtesy of keith kountz zach collaros (12) has been sacked 15 times by Cincinnati’s three opponents in 2010. The Bearcats have lost two of three this year and face No. 8 Oklahoma Saturday. still trying to figure out where we’re at as a football team this season. … This will be a great test to find out how much we’ve improved from Week 1.” The other two games against BCS teams this weekend feature the only two undefeated teams in the conference, West Virginia and Rutgers. The Mountaineers travel to LSU, while the Scarlet Knights (2-0) welcome North Carolina to Piscataway. West Virginia’s win could be the one that grabs the most respect for the Big East. If the Mountaineers can come away with a win against an SEC school ranked in the top 15, it could put them in the national title picture. With just one more non-conference game against UNLV and then seven Big East games, the Mountaineers have to prove it is one of the best in the country this weekend. It’s something the seven opponents they’ll see in conference play haven’t proved. “This is a big week for notoriety (for the Big East),” WVU coach Bill Stewart said. “And us winning some of these games will surely put a
bright light on our league. And that’s what we want to do.” But Cincinnati’s game against Oklahoma might be the toughest of all this weekend. The Sooners average about three sacks per game, led by senior defensive lineman Jeremy Beal, who has 2.5 sacks on the season. If the Bearcats can’t protect Collaros, it might equal a third consecutive loss to a FBS team. And it might have even more negative implications for the Big East’s national reputation. “It is a big week (for the conference), and all I can speak on is ourselves,” Jones said. “We’re playing a great, great football program, a very storied football program that obviously has a lot of tradition.”
Big man on campus QB Geno Smith West Virginia Sophomore
Last week: 19-for-29, 268 yards and four touchdowns Smith set the tone early against Maryland last Saturday, throwing for three touchdowns in the first half and one more early in the third quarter to give West Virginia a 28-0 lead. The four touchdown passes set a career high for the sophomore, who is turning heads in Morgantown and throughout the country. Mountaineer quarterbacks are normally known for their legs. The last two quarterbacks at the helm, Pat White and Jarrett Brown, were runners as much as they were passers. Brown threw for 2,144 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and ran for 452 yards. His passing game was secondary to Noel Devine’s running game. This year, Smith has already thrown for 800 yards and seven touchdowns in the first three games, good for first and second among Big East quarterbacks, respectively. He’s on pace to throw for more than 4,000 yards. The last time a Mountaineer quarterback even threw for 3,000 yards was Marc Bulger in 1998. Smith will get his biggest test of the season thus far when he and West Virginia square off against LSU this Saturday. “He’s a cool customer,” Stewart said. “He got to play against Auburn when Jarrett Brown got (hurt last year), and he got to play against Florida State in the Gator Bowl when (Brown) got knocked out again. So he’s been in big arenas.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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65 times. Due to the glory days of Raiders football in the years preceding Dunlap’s arrival in 1976, Colgate leads the all-time series 31-29-5. And the series between the two teams continuously shifted between who dominated who. Over the first 20 games the Orangemen and Raiders met, Colgate went 13-5-2. From 1925 to 1937, the Raiders took 11 more games from the Orangemen. But starting in 1951, Syracuse began to take control of the series. Eventually, it became too much for Colgate — and the towns of Hamilton, N.Y., and Syracuse — to bear, and the series was cancelled for 20 years. But before the cancellation, SU expected to defeat the Raiders every year. “You seemed somewhat successful if you beat Colgate,” said former Orangemen Richard Beyer. “You started out the season looking to the secondto-last game on the schedule to beat Colgate.” The 1961 game was so one-sided, Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder sent 53 players into the game. When it was over, the lopsided defeat forced Colgate to shut the door on the longtime rivalry. The excitement had gone away. Continuing to keep the series alive for the purpose of maintaining the rivalry weekend just wasn’t worth it. But for years, this was as intense a rivalry as any. The game, itself, was just one part of a long and sometimes dangerous weekend for students on both sides. “It was fans, players, townspeople,” Dunlap said. “People left in a mass exodus from Hamilton to head to Syracuse.” The streets of Syracuse would be filled with students and fans celebrating the arrival of the biggest game of the year. If stores and hotels
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didn’t protect themselves from the overflowing crowds in the streets, there was no telling how much damage could have been caused. Dominated by nothing but school spirit, the rivalry weekend, filled with events and contests, put the Syracuse and Colgate campuses on football lockdown. “My fraternity always wanted to go down to Colgate’s chapter to take something from their house,” Beyer said. “They always wanted our Saltine Warrior.” The week leading up to the game left no student safe. Groups from both schools would drive to the rival school and find an unsuspecting student to kidnap and scalp. Once returned to their respective school, they would have an “S” or a “C” on the back of their heads. Syracuse students once tried to kidnap the entire Colgate band and take them to Thornden Park to scalp every member. The plan was unsuccessful, but it only showed the extremes these schools went to for the purpose of proving superiority over their rival. In 1958, three SU students rented a plane to fly over Colgate to litter the campus with pamphlets that announced Syracuse as the better team and to pour orange dye into Colgate’s Taylor Lake. Out of revenge, Colgate students retaliated by having a plane drop red paint onto Archbold Stadium. Eventually, it all had to simmer. A compromise in a neutral location was needed between the two warring parties. In 1949, student representatives from both schools met in Cazenovia, N.Y., the midpoint between Syracuse and Colgate. A pact was signed that outlawed vandalism and set up specific rules and times during which pranks could take place. The following year, a verbal agreement of
Across the border Memorable SU-Colgate clashes through the years: Year
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Colgate 22, Syracuse 16 Syracuse 4, Colgate 0 Colgate 16, Syracuse 0 Syracuse 61, Colgate 7 Syracuse 71, Colgate 0 Syracuse 52, Colgate 6
The first game in the rivalry Yes, 4-0. The Orangemen’s first win in the series Colgate went on to win the national championship Jim Brown ran for 196 yards and six touchdowns Syracuse went on to win the national title The last game in the series, during SU’s 11-0-1 season
mutual respect replaced the terms of the pact. Still, the agreement was often disobeyed. At least until the late 1950s, when the Orangemen overtook the rivalry to the point where the game became boring. The weekend was no longer fun, as Colgate couldn’t compete with the football powerhouse Syracuse became. The last time they played for a while was in 1961, when eventual Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis and the Orangemen handed the Raiders a 51-8 loss. Davis got the ball just once and threw his first touchdown pass of his career on a pitch to John Mackey for a 74-yard touchdown. Not even a two decade-plus hiatus of the rivalry could give Colgate a chance. “When I was there, it wasn’t much of a rivalry,” former Colgate running back Kenny Gamble said. “With a lot of our fans, it was more hype than anything that we did.” Gamble played in the game when the Orangemen and Raiders last met during the 1987 season. It was a mere reincarnation of the 1961 game, except with another Syracuse Heisman-hopeful. Syracuse rolled over Colgate 52-6 behind a strong start by quarterback Don McPherson, who led the Orangemen to an 11-0-1 season. “They really handled us physically. They were better than us in every aspect,” Gamble said. “We kept it fairly close for a quarter.”
Twenty three years later, the rivalry hasn’t been reborn, only rekindled. The memories are there for those who witnessed the former boisterous weekends when the games triggered the truest — and sometimes harshest — feelings of school pride. But they remain unknown for those who were never a part of them. A part of the insanity. The boarded-up windows. The empty hotel foyers. The kidnappings. The scalping. The exoduses. The warring frats. The orange lakes. The red Syracuse grass. The flyovers. The treaties. But before the treaties, there were the wars. There was the war. On and off the field. Maybe the greatest war between colleges the state has ever seen. The greatest New York college football rivalry. For now, Colgate is the winner of the war, with two more wins than Syracuse. But starting Saturday, the big bully, Syracuse, will start its latest attempt to win the war outright. Even if it is now one solely waged on the Carrier Dome turf. Even if the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center and the Genesee Grande Hotel won’t have to clear their lobbies. Said Dunlap: “It was big time.” email@example.com
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more unmerited teams in bowls will add to watering down of postseason
yracuse? In a bowl game? With fewer than seven wins? It could happen. With 35 bowl games slated for the 2010 postseason, the NCAA is looking at a situation in which a team with a losing record might actually get an invite to one of them. Though six wins has been the minimum requirement in years past, that could change this year if there aren’t 70 teams that meet that requirement and fill those slots. NCAA officials have begun discussing the possibility, which has led to further discussion about whether or not that would be good for college football. After thinking about that question for a split second, I’m disgusted it even has to be asked. Seriously, does anybody really want to see Vanderbilt vs. Washington State? While we’re at it, let’s go out and catch a Clippers-Nets game, too. Give me a break. The very thought of it is just absurd. It’s a blatant message the bottom line is more important than putting together the best possible college football matchup. It’s saying watering down what should be the best games of the year is acceptable. “I don’t necessarily think it’s a good thing if you have a losing record and you’re going to a bowl,” San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk told The San Diego Union Tribune. Sterk has previously served on the NCAA bowl subcommittee. “I don’t think that’s good for college football.” No contingency plan is currently in place if fewer than 70 teams were to become bowl-eligible, but the NCAA is exploring its options. It has kept its fingers crossed, hoping it wouldn’t
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goin’ hog wild need one. But as the weeks continue and more and more FCS teams upset potential FBS bowl teams, the likelihood grows. That’s just not something the NCAA envisioned. Oops! An option is being explored that would allow two wins against FCS squads to count toward bowl eligibility. Currently, only one win against an FCS team counts toward getting to a bowl game. That could be where Syracuse comes in. Though SU head coach Doug Marrone and his players and staff have maintained the goal is seven or more wins, it has to be of some comfort that both of their games against FCS schools, assuming they win Saturday, would count toward bowl eligibility. Bowl games have always been about two things: money and rewarding teams for having a winning season. Now the NCAA might be eliminating half of that equation. If the NCAA does so, it significantly takes away from the competitive nature of the game. It would take away from the excitement on the field and in the stands. The thrill of knowing every game, every snap, really does count. Because nobody wants to see the Clippers vs. the Nets. firstname.lastname@example.org
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yracuse? In a bowl game? With fewer than seven wins? It could happen. And that’s why the team, and its fans, should be excited. NCAA football is just getting better and better by the day. It’s not like there’s an arbitrary computer system that decides the most important matchup in college football every year (Oh, right.). It’s not like there’s only one really meaningful college football game every year (Oh, right.). It’s funny, how this little possibility of more teams playing in bowls developed. It happened because the powers that be decided it might be nice to expand to one extra bowl game — from 34 to 35. You know, because there aren’t enough meaningless bowls that come around every year. When ESPN stretches them out … Every. Single. Day. Just so the diehards of diehards in Wyoming, Idaho and Southern Methodist can cheer on their teams! While the rest of us suffer through a night of pushed-back SportsCenter. Oh, but now the NCAA has taken it one step further. And it’s a delight. Because of the FBS’ ineptitude — er, parity — when it comes to playing FCS teams, bowl games just got a lot more fun. Last season, FBS teams only lost five games against FCS teams. This season, they have already lost six. What does that mean? More teams in bowls that wouldn’t ordinarily qualify for them! Which, of course, brings us to Syracuse. At least the Orange has taken care of business against the lone FCS team it has played, beating Maine last week, 38-14. And because of that, SU is about to be rewarded. (Well, assuming it beats Colgate this weekend.) How’s that for a booby prize? Beat a
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outrageous fun team that’s nowhere near your talent level, and get to a bowl for the first time in six years! Because now that the NCAA will likely have no other options than to open up bowl spots to teams that wouldn’t normally be qualifiers, Syracuse is in line to be a benefactor. Ordinarily, the Orange would have to win seven games to get to a bowl, or six games against non-FCS opponents. But now that its FBS counterparts are more inept than they’ve been recently — and because USC got itself into a little bit of trouble this past summer — SU would only need six wins, or five against non-FCS teams, to make it to a bowl under the new guidelines. “I know those things are out there, but I have not even put a thought to that,” SU head coach Doug Marrone said in his weekly teleconference Wednesday. “We’re concentrating right now on winning our next game, and really winning our third game of the season out of four opportunities. I don’t look at things that way.” But Marrone and the rest of the Syracuse players and coaching staff should be ecstatic. The fans should be ecstatic. Because even though SU will likely be in one of those bowls that just pushes back the Neil Everett-Stan Verrett comedy hour for the rest of the nation, it’s a bowl, right? Bowl fever, if I’ve ever seen it. email@example.com
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For Kendrick-Holmes, season is countdown to deployment By Abram Brown Staff Writer
With less athan three minutes to play, the Maritime Privateers needed to make a stand. Their opponents had elected to go for it on fourth down. It was the season’s first game, and the score was 15-12. The Maritime defense gathered near head coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes, the man set to give up his job on the sidelines for active duty in Afghanistan three months from then. “Let’s win this for coach,” one player yelled. “No, win this for yourselves,” Kendrick-Holmes yelled back. The defense trotted back on the field, leaving Kendrick-Holmes to watch what came next. To Kendrick-Holmes, this season tastes bittersweet so far. It represents a great start (3-0) for the program, for the football team that aims to win a conference championship this year. But it represents a countdown to his deployment to Afghanistan, leaving his team, his family and program behind. When the football season ends, KendrickHolmes, a Navy lieutenant commander, will leave for Afghanistan. He does not know how long it’ll last or when he will return. The secret to success, both on the field and at home, Kendrick-Holmes said, is keeping things day-to-day and aiming to keep the attention on the current task and off of his pending deployment. “It’s not a point of emphasis,” he said. “The guys understand that I’m going away at the end, so the guys are making the most of this season.” In that first game on Sept. 2 against Massachusetts Maritime, the Privateers’ defense stood tall on that fourth-down play in the game’s final minutes. It stuffed the opponent’s running back at the line, and Massachusetts Maritime turned the ball over on downs. U.S. Navy Capt. Jim Driscoll called the game from the press box — just as he usually does. He’s the team’s announcer, the voice of the Privateers. But he’s also a close friend to Kendrick-Holmes, too, and the ROTC commander at Maritime. No announcement went out over the air during the first game about Kendrick-Holmes’ departure at the end of the season. Driscoll and Kendrick-Holmes had talked, but an announcement would have shifted the focus off the football team’s success, Driscoll said. “I believe that the coaching staff has done a great job of keeping this potential upheaval to a minimum,” Driscoll said. “They’re not thinking about next year. They’re thinking about this year.” Kendrick-Holmes learned about his deployment a few months before the season began. Sitting in his office on a July day, his phone rang. The voice on the other end informed him he’d been tagged for mobilization. Details would follow on the particulars — the where and the when, the voice told him. He hung up the phone and told his wife a few hours later. Tough news with two young sons, he said. One of his sons found out he would lose his father for some time when he got home from a Christian summer camp. “There’s always the possibility of being mobilized,” Kendrick-Holmes said. “You kind of always have a plan of things that will have to be done. You just hope you never have to execute it.” The day after the phone call, he received his
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location — Afghanistan — and his departure date — some time after this football season in December. He has begun to work and make sure he could leave things complete at home. Bills paid. Household appliances fixed. Mike Stroud, his next door neighbor, friend, linebackers coach at Maritime and a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, stopped by to see Kendrick-Holmes and his son one summer night on the porch after the news broke. Stroud gave Kendrick-Holmes’ son a deal: Come see me anytime if you need anything while your dad’s away. Just to give him someone to talk to. Stroud, himself, served overseas several times and knows matters at home need closure before shipping out. “You need to be able to know that your house is set,” Stroud said. “It’s a dangerous job over there. You can’t have your mind over here.” Stroud has helped Kendrick-Holmes prepare for his departure at Maritime, too. The two men talk about what the team needs and what the school needs. Things like which duties of the head coach’s job would go to which assistant coach. “When coach told us he was leaving,” Stroud said, “there was a little bit of shock. It was a ‘How can we make it work?’ thing.” At the end of this season, Kendrick-Holmes will announce an interim head coach. For now, the talk is about how to get better. About how the special team needs to play smarter in this week’s game against Husson. Anything to avoid the ever-present, hulking elephant in the room: The team will need to learn as much as it can, as fast as it can, from Kendrick-Holmes before his deployment. Said Kendrick-Holmes: “It’s something that’s on the horizon, but we want to win a championship, and that’s our goal.”
courtesy of suny maritime athletic communications clayton kendrick-holmes (center) will be deployed to Afghanistan after the season ends in December to serve in the Navy. He has coached Maritime since 2005.
Colgate at Syracuse
Prediction: Syracuse 34, Colgate 10
No. 19 Miami (Fla.) at Pittsburgh
In the renewal of a classic rivalry, Syracuse rolls over Colgate. Even Colgate head football coach Dick Biddle told The Associated Press it would be a stretch imagining his team winning.
Prediction: Miami 20, Pittsburgh 17
No. 1 Alabama at No. 10 Arkansas
Miami has been anything but perfect this season. But Pittsburgh doesn’t have enough to knock the Canes, even with a home game on national television.
Prediction: Alabama 27, Arkansas 20
In this week’s best matchup, Arkansas welcomes the nation’s No. 1 at home, in hopes of an upset. Not so fast. Arkansas barely nudged by Georgia last week in a game the Bulldogs took down to the wire. Look for Alabama to win in a tight game.
No. 12 South Carolina at No. 17 Auburn Prediction: Auburn 17, South Carolina 10
Fresh off dispatching another worthy opponent last week, look for Auburn to triumph here, too. Auburn has really proven its mettle so far this season and will have no trouble knocking off Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks.
No. 22 West Virginia at No. 15 LSU Prediction: LSU 42, West Virginia 34
Louisiana State will prevail in this game, but the Mountaineers will give LSU a run for
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Roydhouse nets equalizer in tie with Cornell The Syracuse men’s soccer team played in-state rival Cornell to a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Ithaca, N.Y. For the third consecutive game, the Orange (1-4-1) allowed a first-half goal and had to try and dig itself out of a hole. Wednesday, Cornell (3-2-2) got on the board in the 29th minute on a goal by Nico Nissl and took that advantage into the second half. SU junior midfielder Nick Roydhouse continued his scoring streak for the Orange, however, with his third goal in four games. His tally was a team-leading third of the season and leveled the score in the 64th minute. His shot from
inside the 18-yard box beat Cornell goalkeeper Rick Pflasterer, bouncing off the post and in. Roydhouse now has 19 shots through just four games and has accounted for 75 percent of his team’s goals. Wednesday, he registered a team-high eight shots and put four on goal. He leads the Orange with six points on the season. The Big Red outshot Syracuse 26-20 and also had an advantage in shots on goal and corner kicks. But most of this advantage came in the first half and overtime. SU managed 14 of its 20 shots in the second half alone. The Orange forced Pflasterer to make sev-
eral big saves in the second half to force overtime, including a diving stop on a free kick by Roydhouse with 20 minutes to play. SU goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo kept the team afloat down the stretch. Six of his career-high nine saves came in the second half. The 26 shots were the most allowed by Syracuse this season. With that draw, Syracuse wraps up its fivegame road trip. The team posted a record of 1-3-1. Big East play opens up on Saturday when the Orange hosts Pittsburgh.
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september 23, 2010
the daily orange
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Syracuse-Colgate was once ﬁerce rivalry of scalping, kidnapping, ﬂy-overs, treaties By Chris Iseman
ll it took was a pact, and then nothing more than a verbal agreement, to try and stop the insanity of it all. It became too dangerous, too raucous. The store owners grew tired of having to board up the windows, and the Syracuse hotels no longer wanted to have to move furniture out of the lobby to avoid having it destroyed. All this trouble for a football game between Syracuse and Colgate. The memories will rush back into the minds of alumni who were once a part of the storied past Syracuse-Colgate rivalry weekends, when those weekends were at their peak. Alumni will remember the pep rallies, the poster contests, the — fairly — innocent kidnappings of students, the scalping, and maybe even the games, themselves.
“There were huge displays outside the fraternities and sororities,” said former Colgate player, coach and athletic director Fred Dunlap. “They all always said, ‘Beat Colgate,’ and the game always had a sell-out crowd.” These were just a part of the unending, allencompassing events of those long-forgotten weekends that have lost their excitement and draw. When Colgate and its following arrive in Syracuse on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ESPN3), the excitement will be minimal. There’s no reason for there to be much, anyway. A Big East team in Syracuse meets a Football Championship Subdivision team in Colgate. “It was a David and Goliath type of situation,” Dunlap said. Sort of like it is now. The 2010 Orange had an opening on its schedule for months. It couldn’t find an FBS school to
fill the gap. As it turned out, SU didn’t have to look too far. Colgate was more than willing to fill the void for the first time since 1987. “Some time last spring, we were approached, as they were looking for a game to fill out their 12-game schedule,” Colgate athletic director David Roach said. “I thought it would be a neat experience to play Syracuse this year.” For both schools, the game seemed beneficial. But bringing back a longtime rivalry isn’t the only reason Roach saw this game as one he wanted to add to Colgate’s schedule. With the Patriot League debating whether or not to offer scholarships or only need-based financial aid, Roach said playing against a higher-division team like SU would show what Colgate’s schedule could look like if the Patriot League offers scholarships. “If we’re going to go with scholarships,”
Roach said, “we’d want to play a (FBS) school every year. We wanted to show that this could happen.” The two schools came to an agreement last April to fill out each other’s schedule with a game against each other Saturday. That started the rebirth of the rivalry that has since lost its glory and excitement. Colgate is looked at as the underdog against Syracuse. But that wasn’t always the case. The mere appearance of the game on Colgate’s schedule benefited Dunlap’s ability to haul in players, back in the days of SU’s Archbold Stadium. “I used to use it as a recruiting tool,” Dunlap said. “The fact that we played Syracuse meant that kids who wouldn’t get a chance to play somewhere else would come here.” Overall, Colgate and Syracuse have played SEE COLGATE PAGE15