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Departed leader Cantor’s exit is too
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Senators endorse fee agreement By Marwa Eltagouri STAFF WRITER
The University Senate passed a resolution at its meeting on Wednesday endorsing a compromise about how the Big East conference exit fee would be paid. Syracuse University Athletics, according to the compromise, would be charged at least 25 percent of the $7.5 million fee. “The ACC provides a revenue stream not available at the level of the Big East,” said Craig Dudczak, chair of the senate’s Committee on Budget and Fiscal Affairs. “The decision was never whether we’d go to the ACC, but who’d pay for it.” The compromise still needs to
abrupt and leaves students feeling abandoned. Page 5
Out of sight Google Glass gives students
ideas about how to use technology for their careers. Page 13
Backed into a corner Without Keon Lyn,
Fresh ice Jessica Sibley and Syracuse
Syracuse’s defense must regroup. Page 24
Bromley finds home, companionship en route to SU football stardom
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SU’s APR lines up with ACC T
photos by drew osumi | staff photographer JAY BROMLEY didn’t have an easy childhood in Queens, N.Y. He uses his struggles and the deaths of those close to him as inspiration to be a better player and better person.
The gloves serve as reminders
of behavior. One that Flushing
plays I make. Regardless of what
to Bromley. Not only of where he
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people think of me. Regardless of
hin, messy red letters
came from, but of who got him
coach Rudy Alvarellos inspired
the accolades I get.
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By Stephen Bailey ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
gray and white practice gloves.
By Marwa Eltagouri STAFF WRITER
The academic progress rates of Syracuse University’s athletic teams are on par with other schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to a report presented at University Senate’s Wednesday meeting. “We compare strongly with those of our new league, which is arguable a stronger academic league than the Big East is,” said Don Siegel, chair of the senate Committee on Athletic Policy. Siegel said the committee’s mission is to create more collaboration between athletics and academic affairs. In doing so, the
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“Be great,” reads the left.
“Humble,” the right.
“Because just like that,”
“He just taught me every-
Bromley said, snapping his right
More than anything, though,
thing I knew,” Bromley said. “Be
fingers, “it can get taken away.”
the gloves are reminders to
humble. Regardless of my situ-
Bromley speaks from the
live up to a certain standard
ation. Regardless of how many
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Cantor to step back; interim chancellor to begin By Meredith Newman NEWS EDITOR
Nancy Cantor announced on Wednesday that she will step away from overseeing the daily operations of Syracuse University to create a “smooth transition” for the next chancellor. The change is effective Monday. At an Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Thompson will
recommend that Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina be appointed interim chancellor. Spina has agreed to assume this position, according to a Wednesday SU News release. “My focus has always been on what the university needs to move forward,” Spina said in an interview. “Obviously we’re in transitional time, so my primary job is that dayto-day operations of the university
continue to go smoothly, while making certain the transition between Chancellor Cantor and Chancellordesignate Syverud goes smoothly.” Chancellor- desig nate Kent Syverud begins his tenure as chancellor on Jan. 13. Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, said in an email he feels Spina is “absolutely” capable of assuming Cantor’s posi-
tion. He said Thompson is also confident in Spina’s abilities and expects the Executive Committee to be enthusiastic and supportive of the appointment. Syverud is currently the dean of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. “Making this shift in leadership now will allow me greater time
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Gresely picks vice president By Alfred Ng ASST. NEWS EDITOR
With a “Boris: An Alliance for Change” banner waving outside Hall of Languages on Wednesday morning, Boris Gresely announced the running mate for his Student Association presidential campaign. Gresely, a junior political science and policy studies major, announced Daniela Lopez as his vice presidential candidate. “A lot of people don’t understand the importance of a vice president, and I wanted to acknowledge it by having this event,” he said. “She’s extremely charismatic and she’s a real leader.” Lopez is a junior political science, policy studies and Spanish major, as well as a Renee Crown Honors student.
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Featuring favorite childhood Dr. Seuss characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who and the Grinch, “Seussical the Musical” comes to life onstage the next two weekends, and is put on by the Department of Drama in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The family show, which opens the college’s 2013-2014 season, teaches audiences the importance of using one’s imagination by singing “Oh, the Thinks you can Think!” Lyrics and book for the musical were written by 1970 SU alumna Lynn Ahrens. Tickets are available at the Syracuse Stage.
Student starts LGBT Student groups to help build SU Rube Goldberg machine web series By Claire Moran CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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After not seeing enough racial diversity in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender roles depicted in the media, a junior at Syracuse University started her own web series to better represent the culture. Jasmine White, a junior television, radio and film major, created a web series called “The Circle” in an attempt to diversify the races represented by LGBT in the media. The five main characters of the series are from many different backgrounds and stray from the LGBT stereotyped characters seen on TV, she said. “People of color who identify with the LGBT community are often ignored,” White said. “The rare moments when their world is showed and their story is told, it is done by people who do not know them, and who do not identify at all
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Students from different backgrounds are coming together for one task: to build a machine that has multiple moving parts, but only has one function. IDEA, a program that promotes student startups at Syracuse University, is teaming up with students
to build a Rube Goldberg machine. The machine will be built in Marshall Square Mall after the final day of planning. A Rube Goldberg machine is a device designed to accomplish a simple task through a series of complicated motions and reactions. The plan for building the machine is to bring together
teams that represent different backgrounds, said Erin Miller, an IDEA connector, who came up with the project. Some of the teams, for example, are representing schools and colleges at SU. Teams will meet up and plan until Oct. 25, when they’ll each build a section that performs a specific task — putting it together
with other teams’ sections to create the final product. Ultimately, the machine reveals a banner promoting IDEA, said Miller, a sophomore advertising major. “For this, it’s just so loose that people can do whatever they want,” Miller said. “There are really no limits. I think people need to think
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ITS promotes Cyber Security Awareness Month By Natsumi Ajisaka ASST. NEWS EDITOR
During the month of October, Information Technology and Services at Syracuse University will be educating faculty, staff and students about how their online personal information can be compromised and how to protect it. As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-sponsored National Cyber Security Awareness Month, ITS will be hosting an awareness event in five different locations
on campus on Oct. 17, as well as a workshop to educate people on how they can better protect themselves against online threats on Oct. 29. At the workshop, Director of Information Security Christopher Croad and other ITS members will show ways to identify potential email scams and provide handouts pointing out potential red flags. He said clues include poor English grammar, since many of these emails come from overseas where English
is a second language, or a return address that doesn’t make sense. Attackers are moving away from targeting computer systems and relying on users to give up the information they want instead, Croad said. “People can be trusting, they can be emotional and they can worry about their wallets,” Croad said. Attackers exploit this, sending emails pretending to be a bank, ITS or owners of other SU email addresses, he added.
These emails might also ask for credentials, which can give these attackers access to a large amount of personal data, he said, because the university system requires users to use the same NetID and password across the system on sites such as Blackboard and MySlice. Compromising MySlice alone can let a person access personal addresses and phone numbers. For SU employees, information relating
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Recent changes in newspaper industry further reflect need to innovate
t this point, the newspaper industry has been in trouble for quite some time and has only one choice to make: adapt or die. Newspapers are being sold left and right; advertising revenues are down and readership is declining every day. Instead of blaming technology for its current downfall, the newspaper industry needs to start embracing it. Just a few weeks ago, The Washington Post started to show signs of innovation. It has started to try out a visually driven news interface called Topicly. Essentially, Topicly sorts the best stories from newspapers based on the number of updates and then displays them as images across a page. When a reader clicks on a topic, say, for example, the government shutdown, they are then led to all the news stories the Post has published on the topic. Because of this, Topicly makes the site faster and more user friendly, which makes news consumption easier for the average working citizen who is pressed for time. Following suit, The Boston Globe, another struggling newspaper, has started experimenting with a Twitter-powered news aggregator
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digitally affected called 61Fresh. This method makes content strategy much more defined. 61Fresh gathers tweets primarily based on content originating from sites and services that are of interest to Boston residents. These improvements do not end with interface and new media. The Santa Rose Press Democrat in California has pushed the limit for innovation even further. The newspaper has developed its own internal digital media agency. The agency helps advertising clients transition to a digital format. This sector of the paper generated approximately 25 percent of digital revenue in 2012 and is expected to see a 60 percent growth this year, according to PaidContent.org. The agency’s digital director said it was impor-
tant for the department to “have a start-up feel to it and not be swallowed by the older Press Democrat brand.” The consequences for those media outlets that refuse to change are dire. The current state of newspapers is already in disarray. According to MediaPost reporter Erik Sass, in 2012, newspaper-publishing employment dropped 40 percent in the last 10 years. Meanwhile, IBISWorld ranked newspaper publishing as the fifth fastest dying industry in the country. In addition, futurist Ross Dawson, who predicted the social media revolution in his 2002 book “Living Networks,” believes newspapers in the United States will not exist in 2017, the same year current SU freshmen are expected to graduate. These predictions have scared off many people in the industry. This past August, The New York Times sold The Boston Globe for $70 million dollars. Similarly, The Washington Post was unloaded a few months ago when the legendary Graham family admitted it could not see a future without further staff cuts and profit losses. The current trends in the industry are
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daunting. The newspaper business is failing because it is stuck in the past. Editors and CEOs are focusing too much on content and traditional journalism. This aspect of the newspaper industry will always be at the core. However, right now, a focus toward the digital side of the business and new media needs to take precedent. In today’s rapidly paced society, people are using their phones and tablets to read the news through social media and apps. Nowadays, newsreaders are more focused than ever on the ways in which news is presented. Outlets should always be asking themselves: How can we help readers find stories that are short, fascinating and to the point? While questions like this still remain partially unanswered, people should stay optimistic about the future. The demand for daily news and good journalistic writing has not deterred. People are definitely still reading; the difference is the manner in which they read that has changed.
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With Cantor’s early exit, university should look ahead to Syverud’s arrival I respect Nancy Cantor. I respect her efforts to diversify the role of universities in their respective cities. I respect her work advocating for racial and gender equality at colleges across the country. She is an accomplished woman and leader, which is why she should hold herself to the strictest standard of educators. To hear that Chancellor Cantor was leaving six months before her contract expires was slightly disconcerting, but not altogether detrimental. After all, Chancellor-Designate Syverud seems to embody everything SU could ever want or need. But now Chancellor Cantor announced she’s leaving even earlier — next Monday, to be exact. Sure, she’ll be involved, but she won’t be running things. She won’t be doing the work we pay her to do and expect her to do. I sincerely hope — not out of spite, but
LETTER TO THE EDITOR out of a sense of fairness — that Chancellor Cantor’s salary is decreased or withheld, and she’s asked to leave the Universityfunded chancellor’s mansion where she comfortably lives. It’s the Chancellor’s prerogative to get her affairs in order before she leaves, but I resent being treated like a fool, offered only the rationale of “ensur[ing] a smooth transition.” We are intelligent students at this university. Please don’t pull the wool over our eyes. I eagerly await Chancellor-Designate Syverud’s arrival on campus. Syracuse deserves a leader like him.
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SA elections improve with addition of vice presidential candidates
t’s official: The Student Association election season is now a team sport. This year, when students head to MySlice beginning Nov. 11 to vote for SA’s next president, they won’t be selecting just an individual candidate. For the first time, students will choose a predetermined president and vice president pairing. For the first time, the selection of SA’s leadership will be a nonfragmented decision. As of Wednesday, three teams announced their candidacy on the Syracuse University campus. Ivan Rosales and Simone Goldslager, Duane Ford and Nia Boles and Boris Gresely and Daniela Lopez, each a presidential candidate and corresponding vice president, respectively, have enthusiastically jumped into the race for the representative body’s top spots. But the addition of the vice president position to the race may be more important than constituents realize for both themselves and the organization. Before the passage of the referendum last November, which allows vice presidents to campaign, only the president and home college representatives were on the ballot to be elected by the student body. The president then appointed a vice president in a similar fashion to the appointment of cabinet positions. This style was problematic, however, because it potentially allowed a non-elected vice president to become the leader of a democratically run organization if the president stepped down. Despite SA’s recent debates concerning whether the organization is truly a governing body, such inconsistencies to a democratic approach could leave students without the possibility of holding its leader accountable. The new system justly strips the association of this potential issue and ensures the students’ top “defender” is undoubtedly their chosen representative. The inclusion of vice presidential candidates will hopefully also work to eliminate the lack of definition between the roles of the vice president and the chief of staff. In recent years, and especially during the last several election cycles, members and candidates have highlighted the issue and attempted to better differentiate the responsibilities of each role. Though some progress has been made by assigning a more internal focus to the
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campus watchdog chief of staff and external emphasis to the vice president, adding the latter to the ballot should allow further distinguishability. The vice president should now be responsible for working on campaign platform promises and allow the chief of staff to be the distinct manager of organization members. Goldslager, Rosales’ vice presidential running mate, has already made clear she has projects of her own, which are simultaneously part of the duo’s shared platform. This independence is a worthy campaign tactic, as it adds a level of legitimacy to the new inclusion of the vice presidency campaign. She said she plans to tackle campus diversity concerns — one of Rosales and Goldslager’s three pillars, which also include student engagement and academic excellence. Similarities can be seen between the Rosales/Goldslager vision for SA and the one Ford and Boles hope to enact. The team is also promoting a platform with concentrations on diversity and academics, but is taking the bold initiative of adding tuition into their mix. Gresely and Lopez sponsor the most unconventional platform, with aims to significantly alter SA’s operations into a threebranch system. Gresely hopes to bring the organization an internal finance board and create more representative accountability. Meanwhile, Lopez plans to better studentfaculty relations. Within the upcoming weeks, presidential debates will allow the constituency to better differentiate between the contrasting three platforms. With the inclusion of vice presidential candidacy, a specific debate should be arranged for the three candidates to present their ideas as well. Three teams now have one month to compete for the same goal: the SU student vote. Let the race begin. Rachael Barillari is a senior political science and Middle Eastern studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at rebarill@ syr.edu and followed on Twitter at @R_Barillari. Asst. Sports Editor Asst. Sports Editor Asst. Photo Editor Asst. Photo Editor Design Editor Design Editor Design Editor Design Editor Design Editor Design Editor Asst. Copy Editor Asst. Copy Editor Asst. Copy Editor Asst. Copy Editor Asst. Copy Editor Asst. Copy Editor
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Cantor’s abrupt departure leaves Syverud’s transition in question It is inconsiderate of Nancy Cantor to step down from her position as chancellor of Syracuse University just three months before her replacement will begin his tenure. Cantor announced on Wednesday that she will no longer oversee the daily operations of the university starting Oct. 14. Board of Trustees Chairman Dick Thompson will recommend that Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina be selected as interim chancellor at an executive meeting on Thursday. Spina has agreed to fill the role. The nature of Cantor’s announcement is concerning. SU News announced her departure through the daily SU News email, but this casual approach did not match the significance of the announcement. Cantor said in the accom-
EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board panying release that her exit will allow for a “smooth transition” as she prepares to take over as chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. However, she is allowing for anything but a “smooth transition.” Cantor said she will remain in Syracuse for the duration of the semester. But her minimal on-campus presence makes her ability to transition Chancellor-designate Kent Syverud into his new role questionable. Stepping into the role of chancellor is a significant development in Syverud’s career. He has only served as dean of law at Vanderbilt University and Washington University. His lack of
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chancellorship experience requires extensive training from an official who has held the position. Syverud should transition with Cantor, as she has had the most experience with the role. Spina is highly educated about the university and is the most qualified individual to fill the position, but he will not have time to make many changes or take on major initiatives in his three months as interim chancellor. Students deserve a leader who will ensure that the university is left in good hands. Syverud deserves a mentor who will help him understand the school he said he is eager to learn about. Cantor’s choice to depart earlier than scheduled was too abrupt and leaves the SU community feeling deserted.
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California public universities turn to social media initiative to provide financial aid By Tamara Rasamny
ily Barger, a self-described coffee lover, is promising to temporarily give up caffeine for a good cause. The University of California system has developed a crowdsourcing campaign to help pay for undergraduate scholarships. In the past five years, state funding for the system has been cut by almost $900 million, according to the campaign’s website. Participants, like Barger, are asked to carry out personal promises, which can range from wearing a cow suit to temporarily becoming a vegetarian. The Promise for Education campaign started last month and goes for six weeks. The campaign has currently raised more than $1 million, according to its website. The program is a response to significant cuts recently made to UC’s state funding, and the money raised will go to financial aid offices — which will then distribute it next fall. The way that Promise for Education works is people promise to perform a certain task if a specific amount of money is raised, according to its website. Students, faculty, alumni and celebrities have all promised to contribute money for the cause. Actor Jamie Foxx, for example, has promised to “rap a song like Bill Clinton, President Obama and Monique from the movie ‘Precious,’” according the website. That promise has raised more than $10,000. Robert Wolfer, president of the UC Riverside Staff Assembly, has promised to wear a suit of armor at a meeting — for $1,000. Barger said the feedback on the fundraising method has been good so far. Depending on how successful Promise for Education is at the end of the six weeks, UC will possibly do it again next year, she said. “It’s interesting and it’s a new take for us because we haven’t done it before. I think in some ways it could be very good, but we’re
waiting to see how it works,” Barger said. Jason Simon, executive director for marketing and communications at the University of California Office of the President, said in an email that social media and the crowdfunding method helped draw attention to Promise for Education. People can contribute to the campaign
by making promises or by directly donating money, Simon said. Most of those promising to fulfill tasks have been students, he said. “We are seeing the reach of social media,” Simon said. However, the largest single donations have come from partners and individual donors, he said. Simon said that the money raised at the
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be approved by the Board of Trustees, which initially approved having non-athletic centers pay the majority of the fee. The argument was that the move to the Atlantic Coast Conference would benefit the entire university, Dudczak said. He, along with members of budget committee, negotiated the compromise with the administration. The Board of Trustee’s initial decision was met with debate in the spring, and led to the senate passing a resolution for SU Athletics to absorb the cost. Chancellor Nancy Cantor suggested the Board of Trustees put its plan on hold in May, Dudczak said, so a compromise could be reached. The compromise consists of two parts. First, SU Athletics would be charged 25 percent of the exit fee in increments during 10 years. Second, should athletics receive additional, unexpected revenue — or “windfall unrestricted revenue”— 15 percent would go toward reducing the balance other areas of the university would pay. For example, Dudczak said, if the athletic department received additional revenue from a new ACC TV contract, 15 percent would go toward paying the exit fee. The issue of who should pay the exit fee has been controversial, as the decision would have to balance both the interests of the athletic department and the rest of the university. But
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She served in SA during her freshman and sophomore years. During that time, she served as the chair of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics home college committee, and was on the Student Engagement Committee. Currently, she sits on the University Senate’s Committee for Diversity. As vice president, Lopez said she would hope to bridge the gap between students of Syracuse University and the faculty and administration members at the school to work
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with the LGBT community.” Shooting started last week, and the crew is wrapping up the first episode. White said she was really interested in exploring the particular relationships that could exist between these new types of characters and raise consciousness about different issues relating to one’s identity. She said she wrote the script to bring out refreshing experiences and stressed the importance of addressing a large audience. She described the series as both a drama and a comedy. “I created this series to impact a very diverse public,” White said. In the project’s development stage, White said she struggled to find outside funding. But by promoting it on Facebook, White said awareness of the series began to grow. She eventually raised funds through different organizations and supporters, including the LGBT Resource Center at SU and the Community Folk Art Center, she said. Lorraine Branham, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Chancellor Nancy Cantor also agreed to help with funding, she said. “Chancellor Cantor was so enthusiastic, it was incredible,” White said. “She was really excited to help me to start the project. It was
in several senators’ opinions, the compromise provides the best possible outcome. “Like most compromises, it’s not as good as you’d like, but it’s a compromise,” said Robert Van Gulick, a professor of philosophy, at the meeting. “But we were able to lead to change, and that set an important precedent.” For Deputy Athletics Director Herman Frazier, the exit fee is worth every penny. He believed staying in the Big East conference any longer would hurt the university financially. “When these opportunities present themselves, they put us in the position to go forward,” he said. Some details of the compromise: • SU has already paid two exit fee payments of $2.5 million and $1 million. An additional $1 million will be paid in each of the next four years. • SU Athletics’ contribution, with the compromise, would increase from $375,000 — or 5 percent — to at least $1.875 million during the next 10 years. • The athletic department will get about $14 million from ACC membership this fiscal year. This is an increase of $6-$7 million from the Big East’s estimated payment to SU during the last fiscal year. • The total financial benefit to the schools and colleges during a 10-year period would total to approximately $17 million. firstname.lastname@example.org @marwaeltagouri
toward positive development, and echoed the sentiments behind Gresely’s “Alliance for Change” campaign. Gresely announced his candidacy on Sept. 23, and said he plans his campaign on three components: reform, reconnect and redirect. He also said he plans to create a three-branch system within SA. Gresely said he selected Lopez to be his running mate because of her qualifications as an SA member and the work the two did together during the 55th and 56th sessions. He will be running against Duane Ford and Ivan Rosales for the presidency in this year’s presidential election. email@example.com
extremely important to have this kind of support to start off.” Currently, 17 students are a part of the project, with White writing, shooting and editing the first episode. She said she plans to write six episodes. Quameiha Raymond-Ducheine, one of the show’s actresses, said she noticed her character’s story affected her own view on social issues. “I already acknowledged the difficulty (identifying as) LGBT at SU, but meeting all the members of the crew and myself playing a gay character increased my awareness. I became a real ally to this community,” Raymond-Ducheine said. Danielle McCoy, a senior political science and African-American studies major, said she wanted to take part in the project because of her passion for acting. She said the differences between the character and her real life persona makes the role more interesting and complex. “I am playing a character who I do not necessarily resemble in real life in regards to sexual orientation and relationships,” McCoy said. “It allows me to be creative as well when portraying this character.” Since White, the creator of the series, started promoting her project, she has received several messages of encouragement. Said White: “I am astonished by the number of people who tell me how excited they are to see the show coming out soon.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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to provide assistance to Kent Syverud as he makes his transition, provide additional flexibility as I myself transition to RutgersNewark, and enable me to finish several key initiatives and fulfill a number of SU-related
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committee hopes student-athletes will have the tools necessary to meet the academic guidelines provided by the NCAA. Despite the academic success of athletic teams overall, there are two teams that aren’t so academically strong: men’s basketball and men’s soccer, he said. The athletic department’s cumulative GPA is at a 3.09, with 2.90 for men’s teams and 3.21 for women’s teams. The men’s basketball team averages at a 2.65, while the men’s soccer team averages slightly higher at a 2.86. “At least with basketball, those students tend
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to health benefits and payroll taxes are exposed as well, Croad said. ITS also often sees “phishing” attacks, which are emails that dupe recipients into giving away their usernames and passwords, Croad said. The university’s computing system is able to filter out the more obvious ones. The more difficult attacks, which look like
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to leave early to become professionals, which pays into the calculation,” Siegel said. The athletic department’s graduation rates are also consistent with other ACC teams, he said. In a comparison of graduation rates from SU and ACC teams from 2002-2005, SU’s graduation rates were equal or higher. The one exception is the men’s basketball team, which the athletes leave to join professional teams prior to graduation. Siegel said he was pleased with the committee’s findings, especially considering the transition to the ACC. “I think from the statistics we’ve gotten so far, it looks like we’ll be able to compete on quite a few levels, certainly intellectually,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
legitimate emails, are harder to prevent. There have been six phishing incidents targeting students, faculty and SU staff since January, with the most recent one in June, said Christopher Finkle, ITS’ communications manager. ITS’ computing system is usually able to detect these intrusions by looking at the metadata attached to email, he said. Certain sites “renowned” for sending fraudulent emails are also blacklisted, he said. email@example.com
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that a lot more on campus.” Tony Kershaw, student entrepreneurial consultant and program coordinator for IDEA, said he encourages any student on campus to get involved. Students can get involved on their own, he said, joining a team on site, or come in with their own teams. “We need designers, builders and creatives of all kinds,” Kershaw said. Michael Gorman, the leader of the team from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, said he thinks the biggest challenge will be building the actual machine. “I’ve built one of these before,” Gorman, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, said. Building it, he said, takes a lot of troubleshooting. The plan for the Rube Goldberg project is to start, build and troubleshoot the machine within four hours — all with multiple teams with multiple ideas. “I don’t see it being finished that quickly,” he said. While Gorman sees difficulties in building the machine, he said he looks forward to the project because he hopes to do “pretty elaborate things with the machine.” David Ehrlich, the president of the Entrepreneurship Club, said he foresees problems with his team’s actual construction of the machine. He said he can contribute creativity, but lacks the craftsmanship training for creating the machine. “I’m an entrepreneurship and accounting major trying to build a machine. That cannot go well,” Ehrlich said. But he said he remains optimistic about
laura wojcik | contributing photographer TONY KERSHAW, the student entrepreneurial consultant and program coordinator for IDEA, sketches a floor plan for the building of a Rube Goldberg machine. The project will be built in Marshall Square Mall on Oct. 27 by Syracuse University student groups. the finished product. Stacey Keefe, director of IDEA, said she likes how the project brings together students
from all different schools to create something. She described the project as a “fun way” for innovative students to come together
and bring “like-minded, thinkers” together.
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Internet expert speaks on pros, cons of big data in society By Charlie Mastoloni CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Big data knows that most breakups are likely to happen on Christmas, April Fools’ Day, Mondays and during the summer break. This and other applications of big data are clues to its possibilities for the future, said Viktor Mayer-Schonberger at a lecture on Wednesday. Mayer-Schonberger, a professor of Internet governance and regulation at Oxford University, spoke in Goldstein Auditorium. He discussed the benefits and drawbacks of big data, which is the collection of data on a massive scale. He said it can quickly provide updates on the spread of a disease or help doctors analyze trends in that data to predict infections in premature infants. But, its ability to predict human behavior could also lead to the creation of a surveillance society and possible issues with premature criminal punishment, he said. One of the positive components, he said, can be seen in 2009, when the H1N1 virus was circulating around. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was getting readings on the spread of the flu, but the information was often two weeks behind, Mayer-Schonberger said. Google then used its search engine to narrow down billions of searches down to 46 terms related to the flow of the flu, he said. He explained the CDC was able to use these terms to get up-to-date information about the flu’s spread substantially faster as a result. Big data has also benefitted premature babies, he said. It’s provided a way for doctors
to manage and predict infection in newborns so they could give life-saving treatment. Mayer-Schonberger also discussed the growth of data and how it was able to improve to the point where it could yield these benefits. In 20 years, the overall amount of data has multiplied 100 times, he added. Currently, less than 1 percent of the data that exists is non-digital, while 13 years ago, three-fourths of the data in the world was non-digital, Mayer-Schonberger said. This growth is ongoing, as digital data becomes the primary way of storing informa-
“What is essential is that we remain the master of data, as it is just a shadow of reality and never will be fully accurate. And as we walk in this age, we must do so with humility. ” Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
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tion, he said. Mayer-Schonberger went on to discuss big data’s potential drawbacks. It could, for example, create a surveillance society, he said. More and more technology is able to predict people’s behavior by tracking certain
renee zhou | staff photographer VIKTOR MAYER-SCHONBERGER, a professor of Internet governance and regulation at Oxford University, speaks in Goldstein Auditorium about the effects of Internet data. web activities, which he called “dangerous.” Another hypothetical situation, he said, is behavior-predicting algorithms playing a greater role in the criminal justice system. This would predict crime before it happens and giving out punishment without proof, he said. Bradley Leverence, also an undeclared freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, said he thought Mayer-Schonberger’s presentation was fascinating. “I found it shocking how today less than 1
percent of the data that exists in the world is analog while it was three-fourths of the total data little over a decade ago,” he said. Mayer-Schonberger ended his lecture with a warning to maintain perspective on big data and tread carefully. Said Mayer-Schonberger: “It is just a shadow of reality and never will be fully accurate. And as we walk in this age, we must do so with humility.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘OK, glass’ School of Information Studies demonstrates Google Glass, looks for student developers
Text by Manmeet Sahni CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Photo by Sam Maller
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oogle Glass, a state-of-theart device that takes photos, tweets and displays directions all through simple voice commands, may still have some kinks to work out, but the high-tech product is pushing the boundaries of interactive technology. The School of Information Studies held an information session and demonstrated Google Glass on Wednesday in the Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship room, also known as the ICE Box, in Hinds Hall. More than 50 students attended the event, and many lined up to try on Google Glass. “I feel a younger generation would be a more keen audience for Google Glass,” said Bob O’Brien, a senior information management and technology major. O’Brien participated in the Google Glass Explorer competi-
tion last February and was one of 10,000 people chosen for a “right to purchase” the device. Each glass costs $1,500 but cannot be purchased online or in-store. The product is only available through Google offices at various locations. Google Glass is a wearable optical head-mounted display (OHMD). It has a CPU board, processor, 640 x
“ You don’t need
to take out your phone every time you receive an email, a phone call or a text message.” Bob O’Brien
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360 display, a 16GB flash memory, a camera and a touchpad. To initiate certain functions, the user speaks “OK, Glass,” followed by a command.
SPEAK UP: Use these voice commands to navigate Google Glass make a call to...
record a video
send a message to...
take a picture
(ABOVE) LEV ROSENZWEIG-ZIFF, a freshman in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, tries on the latest Google technology at a demonstration on Wednesday.
It can also be operated by touch. The device can be synced with a Google account and has the basic features of a smartphone, like the ability to capture pictures and videos. It can take phone calls and texts when connected with a cellular data plan. The device can also be used to browse a basic form of the web and can download applications when connected to Wi-Fi. One of the major advantages of Google Glass is its heads-up display, which allows the user to stay
hands-free. “The display box pops right in front of your eye,” O’Brien said. “You don’t need to take out your phone every time you receive an email, a phone call or a text message.” People can remain socially active by using Google Glass, as it can send tweets, give directions and browse and post content on Facebook. But O’Brien said he feels it is more of a “companion” device. It can aid the user in the already existing functions of mobile devices.
The device, however, currently doesn’t sync with iPhones for messages or phone calls. These functions can only be used on the device through an Android phone. “It’s a new user interface,” said Ying Huang, an electrical engineering and computer science graduate student. “Anything like this has never been made before.” During the demonstration session, many students had difficulty adjusting to Google Glass. Other
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BOMBA AND PLENA FESTIVAL Where: 109 Otisco St. When: Thursday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. How much: Free Celebrate the end of La Casita Cultural Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month at the Bomba and Plena Festival. The event will feature live music and dance performances by the cultural center’s own Bomba & Plena Dance Troupe and the Syracuse University dance troupe Raíces. The festival concludes the four-week celebration of food, art and dance.
FOWLS, PHANTOM CHEMISTRY AND LEYLINES CONCERT spencer bodian | asst. photo editor The Syracuse Opera will feature three productions this season, including “Maria de Buenos Aries” and “Porgy and Bess in Concert.” Shows will be held in the Carrier and Crouse-Hinds theaters. It is the only year-round professional company in Upstate New York.
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Where: Funk ‘n Waffles When: Friday, 8:30 p.m. How much: $7 Funk-infused headliner Fowls recently recorded an album at the More Sound studios in Syracuse and is scheduled to release it in three stages: CDs out Oct. 22, a digital release on Oct. 30 and a vinyl print in December. Opener Phantom Chemistry specializes in indie-electronic music while Leylines has a more indiepop sound.
Syracuse Opera opens season Friday with ‘The Tragedy of REVOLUTIONS Carmen,’ an adaptation of Georges Bizet’s famed opera ‘Carmen’ GRAND OPENING
By Ian Simon-Curry STAFF WRITER
s the weather turns cold, a sexy, visceral production from Syracuse Opera is coming to heat things up. The company opens their main stage season on Oct. 11 with “The Tragedy of Carmen,” an adaptation by Peter Brook, performed in French with English subtitles, of Georges Bizet’s classic “Carmen.” The adaptation strips the opera down to its most essential characters and themes, creating an invigorating, intimate theatergoing experience. The production will be presented at the 463-seat Carrier Theater, a relatively small venue for opera. Baritone Wes Mason will play the role of Escamillo, a fearless bullfighter. He compared acting in the small theater to acting for movies. “The audience is right in your lap,” Mason said. “It’s much more like film act-
ing. You’re not coming in with your arms swinging. You’re doing more with the tilt of your head or turning a glass in your hand.” Instrumental accompaniment for the show will be similarly small and personal. A chamber ensemble of 15 musicians will support the vocalists. Douglas Kinney Frost, producer and artistic director for Syracuse Opera, praised the arrangement and said it could make the performance more interesting. “You have a veiled opportunity for color that’s actually much more dynamic than a full orchestra,” Frost said. The season’s instrumental musicians will come from the ranks of Symphoria, an orchestra that recently formed to fill the void created after the demise of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in 2011. Beyond “The Tragedy of Carmen,” Syracuse Opera has even more excitement in store this season that will bring internation-
al opera stars to Central New York. Another fiery piece entitled “Maria de Buenos Aires” comes to the Carrier Theater in January. Composer Astor Piazzolla uses Argentinean tango music to tell the story of a prostitute, Maria, as she searches for love. “The music is rhythmic, energetic and really tuneful,” Frost said. “It’s a look into another culture and other sound.” To finish off the season, a one-night-only staged concert performance of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” will be presented at the Crouse Hinds Theater. The opera’s jazz-infused melodies chronicle life in Catfish Row, a fictional African-American community from the 1920s. The season was chosen with the hopes of being exciting for all kinds of people in the community — longtime opera fans and newcomers alike. Frost also spoke to the dynamic nature of today’s young audiences whose tastes are much more diverse than previous
Where: Destiny USA When: Sunday How much: Free Head down to Destiny USA this weekend for your very own taste of Las Vegas at the Revolutions entertainment center. Opening on Sunday, Revolutions is packed with activities and amenities such as contemporary American cuisine, arcade games, 24 bowling lanes, two fully stocked bars and a large sports TV viewing area perfect for watching a game with friends.
generations’. With a limited number of student tickets available on a first-come, firstserved basis for only $10, Syracuse Opera strives to make its performances accessible, and provides an opportunity for a new kind of weekend adventure. email@example.com
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Near robbery teaches gullible columnist life lessons, not to fall for scams
wouldn’t call myself gullible exactly, just a stupid optimist. I still want to believe in the world that’s been laid out in Disney movies. Where everyone has a contingent of mice to do their bidding and everything ends with a sweet rhythm and blues breakdown over the credits. It’s rough out there for guys like us, though, because there’s always some proverbial bird poop, or sidewalk gum, or elevator farter seemingly hell-bent on destroying any hopes that the world will one day burst forth with animal-led song and dance numbers. I was leaving Newhouse 2 the other day, and the sun was shining, the patio tiles were shifting — slightly enough for me to worry about structural collapse, but not enough for me to quicken my pace — and that girl who is seemingly always yelling at someone to “Get it done!” on the phone was laughing. Albeit menacingly. But laughing still. Yes, I felt a song coming on. I was so chipper that I attempted to whistle even though I don’t really have the ability, thus making me look like I’m constantly blowing
that guy kisses to passers-by. Like Kate Middleton or a toddler in a tiara. I then heard someone shout in my general direction. “Hey, do you want to save some money?” I thought to myself, “Why yes! Yes, I would like to save some money.” That way I wouldn’t have to tip the calzones guy with only a dime, nickel and various pennies in my pocket anymore. I eagerly turned around and saw a man who was very clearly homeless, but I stopped myself and thought, “Don’t be so judgmental.” Plus, if “Beauty and the Beast” taught me anything, it’s that these situations are rife for
curses to occur. I mean, I could handle life as an inanimate object, but life as a beast would require quite a bit of upkeep. And I can’t even handle upkeep on my weird, scraggly beard. Obviously, this man had not expected anyone to take him up on his offer and thus was unprepared to tell me anything. He offered me a cigarette and started in with the shifty eyes. And I mean full-on-old-timey-villain shifty eyes. After about 15 minutes, I started to wonder if I was being robbed — but being robbed very poorly, based on the oddly direct, “How much money do you have on you?” questions I kept getting. It was clearly amateur hour because it was mid-day and I was in front of Newhouse, a school that specializes in teaching people how to use Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. So in the event of a robbery, I’d have 10 hashtags about myself, a picture of my robber and me in sepiatone and five GIFs on how “How I Met Your Mother” explains the entire situation. Alright, so you may be wondering why I didn’t just stop talking and leave. And the
answer is one: My parents have taught me to be polite to a fault leading me to be a favorite target of lonely old people with copious amounts of pictures of their grandchildren, cats, and grandchildren holding those cats. And two: that stupid optimism again. I just want a world full of magic, wonder and Robin Williams. You know, everything we were promised by that amiable mouse? But I guess if everything in life were spectacular, nothing would be. Sometimes you need an almost robbery or your zipper being down for most of the day to appreciate the days when you can eat a macaroni calzone and not care that you’re essentially eating a loaf of bread shoved into another loaf of bread. But clichés aside, maybe I should stop talking to strange men on the street just because Disney told me it could be magical. Christian Unkenholz is a sophomore public relations and political science major. He can be found on Marshall Street getting flattered at Starbucks as Gertis calls him a “pretty girl.” His column appears every Thursday in Pulp. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student walks 5K motivated by mother’s cancer By Jessica Cabe ASST. COPY EDITOR
On the day Melissa Ruh found out her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was sitting in Starbucks with a group of friends and saw an advertisement for A Run for Their Life. “It was like I was meant to find it,” said Ruh, a sophomore political science major.
A Run For Their Life
Where: Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center
When: Sunday, 9 a.m. How much: $15 The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund’s third annual A Run for Their Life will raise money and awareness for cancer, with all funds going directly to SUNY Upstate Medical University. The event on Sunday offers a 15K run through Thornden Park, along the Connective Corridor to Armory Square and back to Manley Field House, as well as a 5K run or walk through Thornden Park. Student registration costs $15, and will be available from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on the day of the event at the Carmelo K.
Anthony Basketball Center. Ruh said she thinks the run is a good way to raise cancer awareness locally. She said despite the high statistics for cases of breast cancer, many people still don’t know how to check themselves, or even that they should do so. Two of Ruh’s grandparents died of cancer, so raising awareness by participating in events like Relay for Life has been important in her family even before her mother’s diagnosis. Although Ruh’s mother underwent surgery and her latest tests have come back negative, Ruh thought the worst when she heard the news last month. Being away from her home in Massachusetts only made the situation harder; on top of worrying about her mom’s health, she was also concerned about going through everything alone. From doctor visits to surgery, Ruh was only able to support her mother from afar. She got through the last month in large part because of the support of her close friends. “If she would get down or start crying or anything, we always had chocolate on hand,” said Courtney Inbody, sophomore public relations major and Ruh’s roommate. Ruh said having people close to her was important, especially since she was so far
away from her mom. “When I find out good news or bad news, whatever it is, they’re always there,” Ruh said. Inbody said she met Ruh in the dorms last year and they instantly connected. So when summer came and Inbody went back to California and Ruh went back to Massachusetts, the two talked on FaceTime almost every day. Ruh told Inbody before the fall semester started that there was a possibility her mom could be diagnosed with cancer. When the cancer was confirmed, Inbody, who has also dealt with family members with cancer, stepped up in every way she could, including signing up for A Run for Their Life. Another member of Ruh’s team for the event is Sydnee Corriders, senior psychology child and family studies major and fellow member of Main Squeeze, an all-female a cappella group on campus. Corriders, who joined Main Squeeze toward the end of her freshman year, met Ruh last year in First Year Players, a student-run musical theater group that gives non-musical theater majors the opportunity to perform in an annual spring production. Corriders is one of the people Ruh confided in when she found out her mom had cancer.
“I was really surprised, but more impressed with her as a human being,” Corriders said. “She was so strong, and she maintained such a positive attitude. I of course told her that I had her back.” Corriders has also had multiple deaths in her family due to cancer. Because the disease touches so many people, she decided to organize an event on campus to raise money and awareness. The event, called Pink is the New Orange: A Breast Cancer Awareness Revue, will feature performances from Main Squeeze and The Mandarins, the two all-female a cappella groups on campus. It will take place at 6 p.m. on Oct. 19 in Hendricks Chapel. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the general public. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Corriders said she got the idea because breast cancer is a disease that has such a huge effect on women, so bringing all-female a cappella groups together seemed like a poignant yet entertaining way to attract an audience and bring attention to the issue. Said Corriders: “It clearly touches so many people. Not just at Syracuse University, but also in our group.” email@example.com
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Decorative Magic Hat fall variety pack satisfies tastebuds By Avery Hartmans STAFF WRITER
The Magic Hat fall variety pack has been taunting me for weeks. Each time I wander down the Tops beer aisle or peruse Wegmans’ extensive selection, it’s there, waiting for me to purchase it, seducing me with its clever beer names and creative packaging. I finally gave in — the variety pack is called Night of the Living Dead, for goodness’ sake. It turned out to be the perfect antidote for a long night of studying. I started strong with the amber ale, Deveiled. I didn’t choose it because of any particular affinity I have for amber ales, but because it had the best label art of any beer I’ve ever seen. I’m currently trying to figure out a way to turn the bottles into non-tacky,
non-fratty art in my apartment. After popping the cap off — which, by the way, said “Undressing. Distressing or a Blessing?” — I was treated to a rich, flavorful ale that combined caramel and chocolate malts. This beer was complex and dark and basically constituted a meal all on its own, which is something I wish I had known before I tried to drink it while eating peanut butter. Things got weird. The only downside was that it was very hoppy, which isn’t really a quality I look for in a beverage, so I decided to cleanse my palate with my all-time favorite beer, Magic Hat #9. Ah, my old friend. I could probably write a soliloquy about how #9 makes me feel, but it would get embarrassing. I’ll just say that I adore
Almjally said. O’Brien said Google Glass is more like a
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disadvantages included the device’s low battery power and poor capability to “hear” the user. “The battery life isn’t great,” O’Brien said. “If you are using the device only for the photos and videos, it would last you for an hour and a half, at most. But if not, then it would probably last you through a work day.” Abrar Almjally, an information management graduate student, said she didn’t like the device after she tested out the product. She pointed out diction issues with Glass. “The glass doesn’t catch the words with ease, and also it has very basic features,”
“Anything like this has
never been made before.” Ying Huang
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novelty, and the interface still needs a lot of work before people can pick it up and understand it right away. He said that’s probably why it’s not available for general sale yet. O’Brien is also concerned with the wearability and the aesthetics of the device. “My skepticism would be whether they
#9 for the taste, for the memories associated with it and for its consistency. Each time I’ve had one, my night has improved significantly. This venture was no exception. The #9 offered a sweet, apricot-infused respite from its dark and twisty casemates, yet its dryness and not-quitepale-ale aftertaste left me with an overall feeling of satisfaction, not a stomachache. But then it was time to get down to business with the India Pale Ale. Magic Hat’s hI.P.A. (pronounced “High-P.A.”) has a limited engagement, which means it won’t be around forever. So anyone who is taking baby steps into the adult world of IPAs like me should probably snatch it up while they still can, because this is one we can all handle. Besides the completely disorienting, druginfused label art, this beer is what can only be described as a standard, no-frills IPA. There
are no surprises, just the familiar IPA flavor hitting you all at once, so it’s easy to drink and generally enjoyable. I moved on to the Séance. It tasted exactly like a campfire, which made sense after I realized it was brewed with cherry wood smoke malts. The Séance is a season ale, meaning it was brewed in the winter but is meant to be consumed during summer and fall. It’s earthy and dense, but you can taste just a little bit of fruitiness if you concentrate. The Séance basically tastes like what you should be drinking if you would enjoy attending an actual séance live with a coven of witches or if you often skip Chuck’s to stay home with your ouija board. Hey, to each his own.
would be able to make these look like normal glasses and make the display work better,” O’Brien said. “As of now, the device looks a little goofy, and people are having trouble at first trying to adjust their eyes to the display.” However, O’Brien said he is excited with Google Glass’s launch, as it has opened an avenue to test its functionality and usability. He also said the iSchool is looking for student developers and creative types who might be interested in getting involved with projects using Google Glass technology. “We are thinking of ideas for an application,” O’Brien said. “It will mostly be education-related. We are looking for people to work with us — people who have creative ideas and also people who can work on the
technicalities like coding.”
SEEING COLORS The Google Glass comes in five colors: 1. Charcoal 2. Tangerine 3. Shale 4. Cotton 5. Sky
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SU hopes to improve on 1st down; Doeren unsure of Mitchell’s status By Stephen Bailey and David Wilson THE DAILY ORANGE
Scott Shafer enters each game with specific statistical goals. First-down production, thirddown conversions and the turnover ratio are three of his favorites. Against Clemson, the Syracuse head coach was especially displeased with offensive first downs. He said he wanted to see the Orange gain at least 4 yards on 60 percent of its first downs. He said they hit that mark just 26 percent of the time. “That was an area that we were poor,” Shafer said during Wednesday’s Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference. Defensively, the Orange held the No. 3 Tigers to 52.6 percent of 4-yard gains on first down, and the team specifically focused on first downs in its first practice of the week on Tuesday, along with turnovers. SU committed four turnovers against the Tigers while forcing just two. “We need to really get back on pace there,” Shafer said. Shafer said Syracuse will target another weakness, third-down conversions, on Wednesday. Syracuse converted just 4-of-20 tries against Clemson on Saturday. “We’ve left a few on the field, but defensively we have real good third-down numbers,” Shafer said. “Offensively we’ve gotten better as the season’s gone on.”
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Doeren lists QB Mitchell as questionable Pete Thomas is North Carolina State’s unquestioned quarterback for now, but Brandon Mitchell still provides a dimension to the Wolfpack’s offense off the bench when healthy. Head coach Dave Doeren is still unsure about the quarterback’s status for Saturday’s game against Syracuse. Mitchell practiced in pads on Tuesday, Doeren said, and “there’s a chance” that he could play on Saturday. “He’s throwing the ball well every day,” Doeren said. “He feels really good in the pocket. He’s just getting more and more comfortable with the side-to-side and straight-ahead movements that you have to do.” Mitchell has played in just one game this year for NCSU — a 3-for-3, 93-yard performance in a season-opening win over Louisiana Tech — but he gives North Carolina State a different dimension. “He can stretch the field,” Doeren said. “There is just one extra runner in the backfield all the time.” A graduate transfer from Arkansas, Mitchell began the season as the Wolfpack’s starter before breaking his foot. But it’s looking more and more like a return could come against SU. “It’s just how long will it take him to feel like he can be full speed,” Doeren said. “I think every day is a new day for him.”
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gram and the Mid-American Conference. With its second consecutive MAC championship, NIU made the first Bowl Championship Series appearance in conference history. The Huskies’ historic success brought Doeren new opportunities, and he left NIU before the historic Orange Bowl appearance. He opted for North Carolina State’s (3-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) head coaching position, which earns four times his annual NIU salary. “I felt like I was ready to be in this conference,” Doeren said during the ACC coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday. “I’ve seen a lot of different kind of teams out there and played against the ACC in bowl games.” No. 16 Northern Illinois lost to No. 13 Florida State by three touchdowns in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day, but the result doesn’t change how the Huskies reflect on their season. “I wish it would’ve ended a little bit better, but it was a great season,” NIU offensive lineman Jared Volk said. “We had a lot of fun. It was a lot of work but we kept on pushing through.” Doeren came to NIU before the start of the 2011 season after serving on Wisconsin’s coaching staff for five years, including three as defensive coordinator. He previously was an assistant at Kansas, Montana, Southern California and his alma mater Drake. “Everyone respected him,” Williams said. “He’s a great man and a great coach who didn’t really take any crap from anyone.” In the 2011 season, Doeren’s first-ever as a head coach, the Huskies cruised to an 11-3 record and the program’s first MAC championship since 1983. In the GoDaddy.com Bowl against Arkansas State, NIU erased a 13-0 firstquarter deficit and won by 18 points. NIU went right back at it a year later.
After dropping the 2012 season opener by a single point to Iowa, NIU rode an 11-game winning streak to a MAC championship matchup with Kent State on Nov. 30. Once again, the Huskies found themselves trailing by double digits early in a high-pressure game. Once again, Northern Illinois fought back. In a double-overtime instant classic, the Huskies won 44-37 for their second consecutive MAC title and nation-best 12th straight victory. “He’s a motivator. He’s a player’s coach,” Volk said. “He’s going to work you hard. He expects a lot from us and you just want to work hard for him every single time, because you don’t want to let him down.” But after the five-hour bus ride from Detroit’s Ford Field back to DeKalb, Ill., N.C. State director of athletics Debbie Yow was there to offer Doeren the chance to lead the Wolfpack. “I had a great job,” Doeren told reporters after being introduced as N.C. State’s head coach. “I wasn’t going to leave for a place that wasn’t special.” By the afternoon of Dec. 2, Doeren was preparing the Wolfpack for its impending bowl game against Vanderbilt. Doeren’s departure forced NIU to promote offensive coordinator Rod Carey to head coach the same day. Carey took over a Huskies team that was overmatched by the Seminoles in the Orange Bowl. Some could see the timeliness of Doeren’s decision as abandonment, but the Huskies don’t feel insulted — some still even keep in touch with their former head coach, Volk said. In two years at NIU, Doeren left a mark. He went 23-4 and brought the Huskies two MAC titles, as well as a level of success that the conference had never achieved before. “He made good strides for us,” Volk said. “He helped get the program be where it is today. We still have a lot of respect here for Coach Doeren. “We’re not upset at all. He earned it.” email@example.com
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SYRACUSE AT NC STATE
SATURDAY, 3:30 P.M.
SU ON OFFENSE
Rushing yards per game allowed by the North Carolina State defense, the second fewest in the ACC.
14 JARVIS BYRD Free safety
20 HAKIM JONES Strong safety 39 BRANDON PITTMAN Weak-side linebacker
11 JUSTON BURRIS Right cornerback
95 ART NORMAN Defensive end
48 ROBERT CALDWELL Middle linebacker
69 THOMAS TEAL Nose tackle
KEY MATCHUP Sean Hickey vs. Art Norman
31 D.J. GREEN Strong-side linebacker
75 T.Y. MCGILL Defensive tackle
90 MIKE ROSE Defensive end
Norman’s three sacks lead North Carolina State this year, but he’ll have to deal with the star on the Syracuse offensive line. Hickey struggled with Clemson’s Vic Beasley, but Norman should simply be an easier task.
25 DONTAE JOHNSON Left cornerback
“Terrel’s not an NFL-ready quarterback yet.”
25 JEREMIAH KOBENA Wide receiver
60 SEAN HICKEY Left tackle
55 ROB TRUDO 59 MACKY MACPHERSON Left guard Center
68 NICK ROBINSON Right guard
72 IVAN FOY Right tackle
85 BECKETT WALES Tight end
88 JARROD WEST Wide receiver
BECKETT WALES, SYRACUSE TIGHT END
“Quarterback’s a hard position and I found that out.” TERREL HUNT, SYRACUSE QUARTERBACK
10 TERREL HUNT Quarterback
1 ASHTON BROYLD H-back
“No one was more disappointed than Terrel. He wanted to play well.”
45 JEROME SMITH Running back
SCOTT SHAFER, SYRACUSE HEAD COACH
SU ON DEFENSE 28 JEREMI WILKES Free safety 38 CAMERON LYNCH Outside linebacker 9 RI’SHARD ANDERSON 93 MICAH ROBINSON Defensive end Cornerback
88 QUINTIN PAYTON ‘X’ receiver
3 DURELL ESKRIDGE Strong safety 11 MARQUIS SPRUILL Middle linebacker
96 JAY BROMLEY Defensive tackle
54 JOE THUNEY Left tackle
80 BRYAN UNDERWOOD ‘F’ receiver
62 DURAN CHRISTOPHE Left guard
Duran Christophe vs. Jay Bromley
Christophe is the anchor of North Carolina State’s offensive line and will go up against the anchor of Syracuse’s defensive front. A heavyweight matchup in every sense of the word.
35 DYSHAWN DAVIS Outside linebacker
52 ERIC CRUME Nose tackle
94 ROBERT WELSH Defensive end
60 QUINTON SCHOOLEY Center
71 ALEX BARR Right guard
74 TYSON CHANDLER Right tackle
4 PETE THOMAS Quarterback
10 SHADRACH THORNTON Halfback
4 BRANDON REDDISH Cornerback
82 ASA WATSON Tight end
2 RASHARD SMITH ‘Z’ receiver
47% North Carolina State’s red-zone touchdown percentage. The Wolfpack has converted 8-of-17 red-zone situations for touchdowns.
BACK TO BACK
BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS
Syracuse 27, North Carolina State 23 I’m a hopin’ for Raleigh... The Orange heads down South and comes back with its first Atlantic Coast Conference win in its first meeting with a comparable league team.
North Carolina State 20, Syracuse 17 Just behind the pack Syracuse loses a heartbreaker despite a touchdown and 100-yard performance from Jerome Smith. The defense plays well, but SU can’t muster up quite enough offense.
Syracuse 28, North Carolina State 27 Dances with Wolves Ashton Broyld said he prefers to play on the road. Not playing Clemson will help, too.
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Drew Allen and Pete Thomas are among three quarterbacks tied for the ACC lead in picks.
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BROMLEY FROM PAGE 1
heart. His biological mother abandoned him when he was 3 months old. His father was charged with murder when he was 5 months. His grandmother, who took care of him for the first 13 years of his life, died the summer before he started high school, and Rudy, the closest thing he had to a father figure in life, died in February. Yet you’ll be hard pressed to find Bromley without a smile. The once violent teenager who became so enthralled in his rage that he would “black out,” is probably the cheeriest, bubbliest player on this year’s Syracuse team. “Football just gave me the opportunity to channel my anger into something positive,” Bromley said. As a captain, he exudes the exact traits Rudy always preached to him — humility and helping others — and five games into this season, the senior defensive tackle is tied for 10th in the country with five sacks and eight tackles for loss. But to truly understand how far he’s come, you need to know where he started. ••• When Frances Nimmons got the call, she sprinted out of her Brooklyn home, into her car and sped east toward Jamaica. A baby had been
“Football just gave me the opportunity to channel my anger into something positive.” Jay Bromley
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abandoned at an elderly women’s house across the street from her friend’s house. They thought it might be her brother James Jones’ 3-monthold son Jason. Twelve miles later, Nimmons turned onto 109th Street and saw her friend pointing from the right side of the road at the white house across the street. Nimmons pulled her car up on the left side of the street, hurried out the door and rushed to ring the doorbell as cars backed up behind her. When Nimmons rang the door, the woman answered. “Do you know Tyreine?” she asked, referring to the baby’s mother. “Yes,” Nimmons responded. “Well if you don’t do anything, the baby don’t get nothing. I called (child services). They’re on their way.” Nimmons scooped Jason up and told the woman she was his aunt, scampered back in her car and turned on the ignition. As she was pulling away, an Administration for Children’s Services car pulled up. “They would’ve taken the baby. Abandonment,” Nimmons said. “That’s how Jason stayed out of the system.” Jay Bromley was born on May 28, 1992, to Jones and Tyreine Bromley. One month after Tyreine abandoned her child following her breakup with Jones, Frances and her husband, Roy, were granted legal custody. One month after that, Jones was convicted of murder and imprisonment, and sentenced to 25 to life in prison. ••• Every night for the first 13 years of his life, Bromley slept with his grandmother in her queen bed in the Nimmons’ home. As an infant, Bromley worked through his inborn addiction to crack cocaine. He cried constantly and suffered from a testicular hernia until it was surgically removed when he was 6 months old, Frances Nimmons said. Bromley remembers his grandmother filling
sam maller | asst. photo editor JAY BROMLEY (LEFT) brings down Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd. Despite a troubled past, Bromley maintains a positive outlook.
a tub with cold water and making him sit in it until the pain passed. “I didn’t know what it was,” Bromley said. “I just knew that it hurt.” But any time anything hurt or anything was wrong, Grandma was there. She bought Bromley his first basketball hoop and basketball, football and sneakers. She inspected his wardrobe each morning, and made sure his hair never grew too long. Kay Frances Jones had been given just one son out of her four children. And he went to jail for murder.
BIG ON THE FIELD
Jay Bromley has become one of the nation’s premier defensive tackles this season, a constant disruptive presence in opponents’ backfields. Category Sacks FF Tackles Solo For loss
Total 5 2 18 16 8
Team National 1 T-9 1 T-18 T-5 DNQ 4 DNQ 1 T-13
Bromley was her second chance. “They used to do everything together,” Nimmons said. “She spoiled him rotten.” His grandmother was one of Bromley’s biggest supporters when he planned to join Flushing’s football team as a freshman. But when she died, he almost quit. “It was hard,” Bromley said. “I was thinking about her at the time and it was just like, ‘Man, do I really want to put myself through this?’” Bromley was so upset, he had to write Nimmons a letter about considering quitting rather than talk about it. He left the note on her night table. The next day, Nimmons said she would come to every game and take Bromley out for food afterward. One month into the season, quitting never crossed his mind again. ••• After two years at center, Bromley moved to defensive end in his junior year, and unknowingly enrolled in Rudy’s life-coaching class.
Rudy spent plenty of time instructing pass rush moves, but Rudy also took Bromley and other linemen out to dinner or the beach. “Rudy gave me somebody to talk about it and make sure that I release my stress and things like that in a positive nature,” Bromley said. One highlight that Bromley and Joel Moronta, another Flushing defensive lineman, both point to is their trip to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Harlem and the New York Jets-Buffalo Bills game on Oct. 18, 2009. It was the first in-stadium game Bromley ever attended. For his last two seasons at Flushing, Bromley spent almost every day with Rudy. On weekdays they were player and coach, but on weekends they were more. Father and son, almost. Rudy would pick up Bromley every morning and drop him off at night. When Bromley couldn’t afford cleats before his senior season, Rudy bought him a pair of new, black Nikes. “It was like Jason was his son,” Nimmons said. “Nothing was too good for Jason.” On the field, Bromley garnered a verbal offer from Stony Brook and interest from Syracuse, Rutgers and Penn State. The boy who Flushing head coach Jim DeSantis remembers joining the team as “more fat than muscle” grew into one of the best players in New York City. Off the field, Bromley gradually found solace. He stopped fighting and started focusing on landing a scholarship. When his father was released from prison seven and a half years early, it didn’t affect him. But as he worked on improving his SAT score, Stony Brook backed off. Heading into the Empire Challenge, a postseason all-star game, Bromley had no offers. He was expected to play at New Hampton, a prep school in New Hampshire. “The thing that bugs me the most is Syracuse actually had this film,” DeSantis said. “I was told they thought he moved a little bit too slow and that he didn’t move well enough to be their level of player.” That changed after Bromley dominated the Empire Challenge. Two sacks. Seven tackles. Three for loss. Syracuse offered the next day. ••• Adjusting to life at Syracuse wasn’t too difficult for Bromley. He added 53 pounds between the
end of basketball season at Flushing and the start of SU training camp in August 2011, and gained complete control of his temper. His anger was replaced by laughter. Like when teammate Marquis Spruill joked about Bromley nakedly parading through their University Village apartment on his 21st birthday. All Bromley could do was laugh. He’s focusing his spare time on helping others — like Rudy helped him. Staying after practice to work with younger linemen. Making sure everyone has a ride to team events. Even cleaning up the locker room. It’s why Bromley returns to Flushing regularly whenever he’s home. Why he talks to each high school student who will look at him thinking, “If he can make it out, we can, too.” “There’s not a more human person that I know on this team,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “He’s as real as real gets.” ••• Seven times Bromley and Moronta visited Rudy in the hospital. He spent most of 18 months there as a toe infection and allergic reaction to his antibiotic turned into kidney failure and heart problems. The last visit came in mid-January when Bromley brought a Pinstripe Bowl victory football signed by the entire Syracuse team. Yet when they walked in to talk to Rudy, the first thing he wanted to know was how they were doing. Just like always. Rudy went into a coma in early February, and was taken off life support on Feb. 13. “I had just seen him. I had just seen him,” Bromley said pleadingly. For a while, the death seemed surreal. But during training camp this summer, Bromley ordered a “RUDY” sticker for the back of his helmet. Then he took out a red sharpie and wrote Rudy’s two pieces of advice on his practice gloves. Through five games, Bromley said he’s surpassed everything he’s done in the past three years. Facing frequent double teams, he’s made a case that he can compete with the nation’s best. Great, and humble. This season, Bromley says, is for Rudy. “I really just want to play for him as much as possible.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Goalie Jecko gains confidence as Syracuse travels to face Blue Devils By Tyler Piccotti STAFF WRITER
Since being named Syracuse’s starting goalkeeper prior to this season, sophomore Jess Jecko has stuck to a detailed pregame ritual. She can barely keep a straight face as she goes through all the necessary steps. “I have a certain headband I have to Who: Duke wear on game day, and Where: Durham, N.C. assistant coach Allan When: Friday, 9 p.m. (Law) always has to give me a high five before the game,” Jecko said. “And Adrian Chambers, I have to do a certain handshake with her.” Then she paused and burst into laughter as she remembered another important part. “Oh and coffee. I need my coffee before games,” she said. Just as she needs her caffeine to stay in focus, the No. 3 Orange (10-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) needs Jecko to be at her best when it travels to Durham, N.C., for a showdown with No. 7 Duke (10-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) on Friday at 6 p.m. Led by redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Blazing, the Blue Devils enter the contest with the No. 5 scoring defense in the country. They have allowed only 1.12 goals per game this season. That means that Friday’s clash may very well turn into an old-fashioned goalie duel. However, Jecko doesn’t mind. “I like the pressure of a tough game. It keeps me awake, keeps me on my toes,” Jecko said. “Every ball that’s shot at me, I’m going to do my best to save it.” For the most part, she has kept that promise during the first half of the season. The former Sauquoit Valley (N.Y.) High School star has already notched three shutouts and boasts a goals-against average of 1.69, good enough to place her at No. 15 in the nation. But more important than her acrobatics
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rible. I feel bad for him.” Lyn and Anderson have known each other since the age of 6 when they played together on the Miramar (Fla.) Packers in Pee Wee football. They went undefeated that year and tore up southeast Florida. Lyn wore No. 21 and Anderson 22. They were inseparable. That bond has remained through the years as they’ve elevated through the ranks. Now Lyn wears No. 8 and Anderson No. 9. When Anderson missed the 2010 season due to a shoulder injury, Lyn was there for support. And when Anderson takes the field on Saturday, he’ll do so without a friend he considers his brother. Anderson told Lyn to never forget the dream he’s had since their Miramar days of playing in the NFL. It’s a dream they’ve shared together and one Anderson is sure Lyn won’t give up despite this setback. They started playing football together, Anderson said, so they wanted to finish their college careers on the field together. “Now I can’t end with him,” Anderson said, “so it hurt me.” For Syracuse, Lyn’s injury leaves a gaping hole in the secondary. His experience, length and tackling will be missed, Anderson said. However, the loss of Lyn does coincide with the return of Reddish, who sat out Sat-
between the pipes has been her vocal leadership. Senior back Laura Hahnefeldt said Jecko isn’t afraid to take charge when the time is right. “She has really stepped up and gained a lot of confidence over the summer,” Hahnefeldt said. “She’s become a really big talker that keeps us calm on the defense.” But she wasn’t always that assertive. In fact, Jecko is the first to admit that she struggled to find her voice as a freshman. “I was very nervous, didn’t really know what I was doing and just trying to adapt to this style of hockey,” she said. Head coach Ange Bradley said the low point for Jecko came this past winter when she failed a fitness test. The team was scheduled to make a trip days later. but Jecko wasn’t allowed to take part. That was when everything began to change. “It’s what she did after that failure that gives me the confidence to believe in her every day,” Bradley said. “Jess’ preparation all summer and the work she put in.” Jecko understandably worked on her strength and conditioning during those months, but she also improved in another key area. “Confidence is probably the biggest area that I’ve grown in up to now,” she said. Still, Jecko’s transformation isn’t complete. She said she wants to drop her goals-against average below one by the end of the season and also increase her save percentage. As for Friday, she’ll need more than a coffee buzz to shut down the Blue Devils. In her eyes, it will take a complete defensive performance from the entire team to put the first ACC road victory in the Orange record books. “Not letting them inside the circle is going to be important for us,” Jecko said. “They execute two-on-ones nicely, but organizing the defense early will hopefully shut their offense down.” email@example.com
urday’s game against No. 3 Clemson and will play against the Wolfpack, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said. Lyn’s injury means that Reddish will become a full-time starter, Whigham will move to the nickel and Wayne Morgan will take Whigham’s spot as SU’s No. 4 corner. “One guy goes down,” linebacker Cameron Lynch said, “the next guy should be ready to go.” Morgan is accustomed to playing corner. He began the season as a safety, but played cornerback both last season and in high school. The extra snaps he’s seen at corner recently due to Reddish’s absence have helped prepare him for the increased role, he said. Morgan first heard that the injury would end Lyn’s season on Monday when Shafer addressed the team. Morgan saw Lyn grimacing throughout the game and knew there was a problem. Morgan sent Lyn a text as soon as he heard the news. He wanted to make sure a player he has “so much respect for” knows his teammates have his back. “I’m here for you if you need me,” Morgan told him via text, “I’m sorry about your injury.” Lyn’s text back was all Morgan needed to know Lyn was in the right frame of mind. “Keep your head up,” Lyn said. “Keep ballin’ and keep doing what you got to do. Don’t make this a downfall for the team.” firstname.lastname@example.org @TrevorHass
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0-5-1) at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. “He’s been one of our ever-present guys,” McIntyre said. “He goes a little bit under the radar. He’s been of one of those unsung heroes. But the guys on the team realize how important he is to us. He’s a very valuable part of what Who: Pittsburgh we’re doing.” Where: SU Soccer In the 1,102 minStadium utes Syracuse has When: Saturday, 7 p.m. played this season, Perea has been on the field for 1049 of them — a staggering 95 percent. In the three games he didn’t play whistle to whistle — Manhattan, Connecticut and North Carolina State — SU won by a combined score of 10-1. “I’m willing to put everything out there to help my team win,” Perea said. “If the coaches believe in me to start every game, then I will put everything out there and try to get as many W’s as we can.” Perea may not be the flashiest player, but his SU teammates know he consistently does whatever needs to be done to win. McIntyre said Perea brings a cool demeanor to the field and also a high level of fitness and athleticism. “He’s probably the engine in the midfield,” said midfielder Stefanos Stamoulacatos, who has also started every game in the midfield this year. “He’s always consistent, game in and game out, and he does his job all the time.” Perea is currently fourth on the team in points, with three goals and an assist. His three-goal total this year eclipses the two goals combined from his freshman and sophomore seasons. “Perea does all the dirty work, basically, and
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helps us attackers do our thing,” Stamoulacatos said. “And then when we need him to get up, get in on some crosses and do some finishing, he does well.” The junior Perea tallied his first goal of the season on Sept. 2 against Hartwick, a gritty score that deflected off a cluster of defenders to extend SU’s lead to 2-0. In the following game against Virginia Tech, Perea scored on a penalty kick early in the first half to give the Orange a 1-0 lead. Against Massachusetts, he was stopped on penalty kick attempt, but scored seven minutes later on a header inside the right post. “If I do get to score and help out my team
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out, it’s great, but I’m more into the team play,” Perea said. “If I see other guys scoring I’m happy for them and I try to help them score as much as possible. I’m not too big into scoring, but if it does happen, it happens.” In the last three years, if Syracuse soccer takes the field, odds are so does Perea. The midfielder from Hollywood, Fla., started 14 of 16 games his freshman year. In his sophomore year he started all 21 matches and was second on the team in minutes with 1,899. Against Pittsburgh this weekend, Perea will once again be in the lineup, providing that consistent play he’s brought since he was a freshman. “He’s managed to stay healthy, and even when he’s been nicked up, which has been a
chase gaewski | photo editor NICK PEREA attempts a header. The junior midfielder has been a mainstay at midfield for the Orange the past three years, and will make his 46th consecutive start on Friday.
october 10, 2013
the daily orange
SYRACUSE AT NC STATE SATURDAY, 3:30 P.M., MSG PLUS
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“It’s a special place to manage because of the opportunity that you have every year.” Joe Girardi
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AT A GLANCE Syracuse volleyball hits the road to try to snap a losing skid.
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sam maller | asst. photo editor JULIAN WHIGHAM (21) and the rest of the Syracuse defense need to adjust without senior cornerback Keon Lyn, who is sidelined for the rest of the year.
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NUMBERS Fans expected to attend Tennessee and Virginia Tech’s 2016 college football matchup at Bristol Motor Speedway.
consecutive start for Orange By Josh Hyber STAFF WRITER
In the past three years, Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre has been forced to mix up his lineup with regularity due to players graduating, injuries and personnel changes. But in every game SU has played since
a Sept. 16, 2011, matchup against California Polytechnic Institute, McIntyre has scribbled down the same name in the central midfield position: Nick Perea. Perea will make his 46th straight start on Friday as the Orange (8-4-0, 2-4-0 Atlantic Coast) hosts Pittsburgh (0-6-3,
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By Trevor Hass
ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
i’Shard Anderson had no idea that Keon Lyn’s knee injury was so serious. He knew Lyn might have to miss some games, but he never expected his lifelong friend’s Syracuse career to come to such an abrupt conclusion. Lyn’s brother, Keith Lyn, and Anderson were in Keith’s apartment when Lyn called to deliver the news. Anderson didn’t believe what he heard. They spoke for five minutes, and Anderson said he’d call Lyn again when he got home. “It was shocking,” Anderson said. Anderson and the rest of the Syracuse
secondary will now try to fill the void left by the three-year starter Lyn when the Orange (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) travels to North Carolina State (3-2, 0-2) in its first-ever ACC road game in Raleigh, N.C. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Lyn recorded 14 solo tackles through five games and has three career interceptions. With his absence, Anderson and Brandon Reddish will assume even more responsibility while Julian Whigham and Wayne Morgan will see more time at cornerback. “That was a big blow,” Morgan said, “because he’s been working hard all season long, all career long, and for this to be his last season that’s ter-
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Doeren leads NC State in 1st season after successful tenure with Huskies By Phil D’Abbraccio ASST. COPY EDITOR
Northern Illinois’ training camp hit a rough spot. The 2012 Huskies suffered through a couple of tough practices, and the players were sure another was on the way. But head coach Dave Doeren had a more personable approach to his team’s struggles. He scaled back the regimen and took the Huskies out to see a movie.
“Some coaches would just keep pushing and pushing,” NIU wide receiver Matt Williams said. “At that time, everyone really wanted to play for him. That just really stood out to me that he would be there for us when we needed him.” The relationship was twofold. Together, Doeren and his 2012 Huskies accelerated to unprecedented heights for the pro-
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