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Literacy Corps gives senior life experience By Saniya More


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Weston Young, a senior policy studies and economics double major at Syracuse University, said his involvement with SU Literacy Corps has given him invaluable life experiences throughout his time as a college student. “When I first started working at Literacy Corps, I thought it was a great opportunity to learn new things about the Syracuse community. I thought it was a great way to do something meaningful,” Young said. Literacy Corps is a federal workstudy program where students tutor children in the Syracuse City School District and community organizations. The Jamestown, New York, native joined the Literacy Corps during his freshman year. He spent the year tutoring at an elementary school and at the North Side Learning Center. During his junior year, Young served as co-chair of the Core Council, a group of students that makes decisions about recruitment efforts and training efforts for the Literacy Corps. Now, he is an intern at the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service, where he carries out administrative tasks for the Literacy Corps. Young will graduate from SU this December, and plans start a

cor r ection In a Nov. 17 article titled “Syracuse wins initiative to improve efficiency,” Emily Shaw was incorrectly paraphrased. Shaw said open data could help collect data about local housing. In a Monday article titled “Trump’s victory results in anxiety, stress among some,” Wing Luck Chin’s identity at SU was misstated. Luck Chin is a sophomore in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Daily Orange regrets these errors.

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WESTON YOUNG has been involved with SU Literacy Corps since he was a freshman, tutoring children in local elementary schools. He is now graduating in December. fiona lenz staff photographer

job in January as a data analyst. He said he believes his involvement in the Literacy Corps made him stand out as a job candidate. “I definitely think that employers in most fields value people that are socially conscious and are interested in community development and community service,” Young said.

Young said being a part of the Literacy Corps has taught him how to work with people, how to manage his time well and find a balance between his academic and social work. From helping him with his future career to giving him a sense of purpose, Young said he considers the Literacy Corps to be the most important

part of his college experience. “It has allowed me to explore my career interests while developing skills I will use when I graduate,” Young said. “It has been a joy to work with people that value community engagement, continuous improvement and professional development of students.”

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Funding service The Wal-Mart Foundation gave $5 million to help SU’s IVMF in its AmericaServes initiative. See page 4


One-on-one The Daily Orange sat down with ESPN’s Sean McDonough to talk about his broadcasting career. See page 7

Women’s health How women’s reproductive health care may be affected by Donald Trump’s presidency. See Thursday’s paper @dailyorange nov. 30, 2016 • PAG E 3


Syracuse receives pre-K funds Syracuse City School District among 25 districts awarded By Deniz Sahintürk staff writer

Syracuse City School District is among 25 school districts that collectively received $10.4 million in funding to provide quality pre-K programs for 3-year-olds in New York state. New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press release that the program is aiming to increase access to quality pre-K programs for 1,500 3-year-old students and support the expansion of pre-K in 25 high-need districts. The funding also aims to improve the SEAN MCDONOUGH (RIGHT) speaks on Tuesday in front of students inside the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. McDonough, a Syracuse University alumnus, is the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. jonathan colon staff photographer


Alumnus details career in broadcasting field By Jishnu Nair contributing writer

It was Sean McDonough’s father, the Boston sportswriter Will McDonough, who Sean said he credits with setting him on the path to broadcasting. Sean was introduced through his father to “Monday Night Football,” which he now serves as the play-by-play commentator for on ESPN. A night after broadcasting the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers game Monday night, McDonough was in Syracuse on Tuesday night, when he spoke in front of a group of students in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. McDonough, a Class of 1984 Syracuse University alumnus, returned to Syracuse to accept the Marty Glickman Award

for Leadership in Sports Media. McDonough recounted parts of his career in the sports broadcasting field, from covering the Syracuse Chiefs in the minor leagues, to reaching the Boston Red Sox and eventually CBS. McDonough also spoke at length about his decision to leave for ESPN, replacing fellow Syracuse alumnus Mike Tirico on Monday Night Football. He added that Tirico encouraged him to take the spot. McDonough said his experience with the Chiefs, where he called 400 games before the age of 22, helped him earn his position with CBS. Throughout the presentation, McDonough provided broadcasting tips for students. He emphasized having a strong relationship with his crew, from the on-field

spotter to his co-commentator.

We (commentators) are there to enhance the viewer’s enjoyment of the game. A well-placed story, a sense of humor, perfect stats, facts, whatever. Sean McDonough espn play-by-play commentator

McDonough detailed his prep routine for a Monday Night Football game, starting from

his briefing with team members Jim Carr and Jon Gruden to his meetings with the home team on Saturdays and the away team on Sunday and Monday. “Treat every game as though it’s the Super Bowl,” he said. McDonough also emphasized the importance of behind the scenes team members such as researchers, who summarize press releases and other news coverages into a document for the broadcaster. McDonough also advised aspiring broadcasters to “learn, but don’t imitate” from broadcasters on television and credited his style to broadcasters such as Ned Martin, Dick Enberg and Jack Buck. He also said he holds himself to a professional philosophy and was critical of commentators who see mcdonough page 7

Coalition members discuss campus inclusivity By Stacy Fernandez asst. news editor

The latest meeting of the Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF Coalition for Justice had a large focus on being inclusive to all identities on the campuses. The SU and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Coalition for Justice held a planning meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Languages. The coalition is centered against an intolerance of white supremacy, racism, sexism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, homophobia and

transphobia on the SU and SUNYESF campuses, according to their Facebook page. The meeting was open to students campus wide. About 25 people from both campuses, ranging from undergraduate to Ph.D. students, were in attendance. Alexis Rinck, a senior political science and sociology dual major, and one of the organizers of the group started the meeting by saying the space was intended to be as inclusive as possible. She said the meeting was intended to figure out what the group wanted the movement to look like, its mission statement, goals and how it plans

to achieve them. While the mission statement ended up being slated for a further date, the purpose of the coalition was discussed in depth in a round-table format, a discussion that took up a little over half of the meeting time. A few overarching purposes were established, including being an open space, being resistant, becoming a sanctuary campus, doing campus and community outreach and putting forth lobbying efforts. “It’s hard to establish what a safe space entirely is, so it might be more about looking at rheto-

ric changes on this university,” Rinck said. One participant brought up that the coalition should serve as more of an accomplice to marginalized groups than an ally, explaining that an accomplice is actually willing to mobilize for the cause. Issues surrounding President-elect Donald Trump were also discussed. The group came to a general consensus that they must reframe how they discuss Trump since everybody who may want to get involved with the coalition may not necessarily be see coalition page 4

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news to know Here is a round-up of the biggest news happening around the world right now. POLITICS BURNING QUESTION President-elect Donald Trump called for revoking citizenship or incarceration for those who burn the American flag in his tweet Tuesday morning. The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that burn the flag in protest is a protected right. Source: politico

WORLD PLANE CRASH An aircraft carrying 81 people, including a Brazilian soccer team, crashed on a mountain in Colombia. Authorities said early Tuesday that six people survived. The soccer team, Chapecoense, was known for its remarkable success in Brazilian soccer history. Source: the new york times

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Emma Morano, an Italian woman who is currently the world’s oldest living person, celebrated her 117th birthday Tuesday. She is believed to be the last person who was born in 1800s. Source: The associated press

SCIENCE GAME TIME Facebook Messenger has added a new feature allowing users to play popular games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders. It is accessible on the latest iOS and Android operating system versions in 30 countries. Source: reuters

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veteran and military affairs

Institute receives $5 million from Wal-Mart Foundation By Kenneth Mintz staff writer

Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families recently received a $5 million grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to expand its AmericaServes program. In 2013, IVMF established AmericaServes — a program that enables and encourages service members, veterans and their families to take advantage of a list of supportive services available to them — and the program quickly caught the eye of Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation. “We are quite proud and excited about the confidence that the Wal-Mart Foundation has in the IVMF to continue to drive this community based work,” said Maureen Casey, chief operating officer of IVMF. This year’s grant will be spent on further growing AmericaServes communities in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. This is the second straight year that the Wal-Mart Foundation has given a grant to the institute. In 2015, the foundation gave a smaller, $1 million grant for a “pilot test” to develop AmericaServes in North Carolina. from page 3

internships “The information management students, they’re the big corporate people. They want the EY’s ... the PwC’s. Those kinds of internships are what they’re all looking for. Those are the paid ones.” She said 140 iSchool graduate students in the information management program had internships during the summer of 2016. Out of that 140, there was about 20 students who had unpaid internships. “That’s kind of unusual, so that’s a little bit higher than what we would normally see for (unpaid) internships,” Benjamin said. “The students are getting more of them.” Kelli Young, the director of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs’ Center for Career Development, said in an from page 3

coalition against him. One person said that the coalition needs to be 100 percent against Trump, but one of the group leaders rejected this notion. “I’m gonna push back a little and say we disagree with Trump’s hateful rhetoric,” said Sierra Messina-Yauchzy, a senior psychology major. “… We should shy away from saying we are 100 percent against everything because from page 3

pre-k academic future for all students. Syracuse City School District is expected to receive a $1.2 million earmark. “Every child deserves a fair shot at a high-quality education,”  Cuomo said in the press release. “This funding will help level the academic playing field for children in these underprivileged communities, giving them opportunity to succeed, thrive and ultimately lead in New York.” Margo Nish, director of early childhood education at the Syracuse City School District, said as this grant was for 3-year-olds, it would allow children to get two years of preschool. The benefits of a quality pre-K education, Nish said, include increased language development and greater school readiness. She added that children who had a quality pre-K education were more likely to stay in school and move beyond postsecondary education employment or college. This grant would also have a positive impact on students from low-income families, she said.

Wal-Mart became involved with IVMF several years prior in supporting the institute’s entrepreneurial boot camp and projects involving women’s veterans. Casey said the partnership benefits the university because of its affiliation with the corporate giant. When AmericaServes expands to new regions, it grows the university’s brand, she said. “Everywhere we go, the IVMF is tied to Syracuse University,” she added. IVMF and AmericaServes have an impact that stretches far beyond central New York, said Jim McDonough, managing director at IVMF. IVMF and the Wal-Mart Foundation are working together tackle a national issue: 45,000 veteran service organizations exist and veterans and their families are not capitalizing. AmericaServes exists to allow easier access to these resources, McDonough said. The services and care delivery opportunities offered through AmericaServes vary and are broken down into 15 service domains — some of which are education, housing and employment. Wal-Mart has in the past hired veterans,

and on Memorial Day 2013, the company announced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment. The commitment originally set a goal to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018 but that goal has since been upgraded to 250,000 by 2020. Of veterans hired so far, 19,053 have been promoted to roles with higher pay and greater responsibility. “This is good for veterans and their families,” McDonough said about the hiring commitment, “but it is also good for WalMart as a leading employer to recognize the value of veterans in the workforce and their employee mix.” The partnership with Wal-Mart derived from IVMF’s use of data to show proven results, McDonough said. The relationship, he added, does not solely benefit IVMF, and the institute instead uses its research to bring ideas back to Wal-Mart. “When you’ve got organizations that are working together in this way, it’s very different,” said Kathy Cox, senior manager of the Wal-Mart Foundation. “Folks are working outside of their comfort zone, charting a course of success together and working through challenges together.” The $5 million grant will be used over

three years, Cox said. After that, it will be decided if the financial partnership between the foundation and IVMF will continue and at what magnitude. Together, the two organizations will evaluate the success of this grant and the changing veteran landscape. “We’ve got three years to watch the work and learn from the work,” Cox said. “There are the expectations that we set forth in the grant. Those are measurements that we will follow closely. There are no guarantees (for future grants).” The foundation’s grant giving is based on several encompassing facets, including the alignment of organization’s purpose with the foundation’s strategy as well as the foundation’s ability to fund the project based on its current budget. In doing so, one of the WalMart Foundation’s main goals of grant-giving is to drive systems change, and change the way people are doing work, Cox said. “They are doers,” Cox said about IVMF’s employees. “While there are a lot of folks in the military space talking about what could and should happen, we’ve seen IVMF roll up their sleeves, talk with communities, engage and help communities that want to take next steps.”

email that very few Maxwell graduate students are doing internship work. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management, meanwhile, requires all students — whether it be undergraduates or graduates — to have an internship. “We see a mix of paid and unpaid internships for Whitman students,” said Kristen DeWolf, the associate director of corporate development at Whitman’s Career Center Services, in an email. “Typically younger students (rising sophomores/juniors) are offered unpaid internships … Rising senior and graduate internships are most often paid.” DeWolf said about 75 percent of all Whitman students receive paid internships. She also said depending on the industry, students in Whitman generally have a better experience with a paid internship.

“A lot of colleagues that are in similar universities across the country, some of them have very strong opinions that no internship should be unpaid,” said Mike Cahill, director of the SU Career Services. “You know, my feeling is you need to get some experience … it’s great if you can find the opportunity to get paid to do those things. But if not, it’s really the quality of the experience: It’s how much you really are able to learn and grow.” Cahill said there is no reliable data to indicate the proportion of SU students who get unpaid internships in comparison to those who get paid internships. While individual colleges may keep track of the number of their students who get internships that give college credit, there is no total, official campus-wide cumulative number that indicates how many SU

students have an unpaid internship with college credit, he said. Even if there was, that number would leave out the students who find internships themselves without any help from individual career development centers or the SU Career Services’ apparatus, Cahill said. Tracey Bowen, an assistant professor, teaching stream and the internship coordinator at the University of Toronto Mississauga, said there is a fine line between valuable experiences and exploitation with unpaid internships. “I think if we keep the notion that an internship is about learning, it’s about learning at the workplace … I think then we’ll be OK,” Bowen said. “But sometimes we do: ‘We don’t have the money so let’s get an unpaid intern.’ That’s wrong.”

that’s very isolating language.” Another topic that was highlighted was outreach to nearby colleges, specifically Le Moyne College and Onondaga Community College, and the city of Syracuse. Participants echoed the idea that because of the inevitable turnover rate at a university the way to make a lasting impact on the campus and in the surrounding community is by students escaping what they referred to as the “SU bubble,” and getting involved with organizations in the city of Syracuse.

The meeting then moved on to a discussion about what committees would make up the coalition. The committees were narrowed down to five: outreach, public relations, events, education and wellness and care. The idea of having “first responders” was added to the role of the events committee after suggestion by a participant. Rinck said while people could begin expressing what committees they are interested in being part of, the group present at the meeting was not diverse enough to

appoint committee leaders. Before the group broke into committees it discussed short-term goals that needed to be achieved before the end of the academic semester. The main short-term goal was organizing a team to gauge interests and potentially work with the Syracuse Peace Council for anti-inauguration efforts. A larger meeting with more university leaders will be held in January to discuss the coalition’s long-term goals.

“There have been a lot of studies and research on impact of poverty on children’s learning,” she said. “If a child has not had opportunities to be heavily immersed in a wide range of experiences in the world, this affects his learning.” Even though the Syracuse City School District was one of the districts that were awarded the most funding due to its poverty and the high need of the district, it was also awarded funding because the district already had a high quality pre-K, Nish noted. “We have universal pre-K, expanded pre-K programs, all different kinds,” she said. She also said the district has a high quality program that is run by experienced teachers, aligns with Common Core standards and is a good transition plan from pre-K to kindergarten. Nish said with the questions they had to answer to determine their eligibility for funding, they let the state know about how they recruited children for pre-K programs, where there were specific gaps in early learning in the district in addition to the fact that the district was high-need.

The district used an early childhood curricula, Nish said, which was research-based and aligned with state standards. She added

that they had an ongoing assessment and progress monitoring of all the children in the district and a huge focus on the development of all the staff. “All districts are required to collaborate with agency partners for pre-K programs under any fund, but we take it a step further,” she said. “These are all our children, whether they are in a district classroom or an agency classroom. We collaborate heavily with the agencies, they use our pre-K curriculum and we provide supervision and support to them, which is unique to Syracuse.” Nish said, with the funding, the Syracuse City School District would be able to provide pre-K for 77 more full-day 3-year-olds and 66 new half-day 3-year-olds. Across New York state, she said, there had not been a program for 3-year-olds to get pre-K before and she believed having children able to access good pre-K would make a big difference. “I believe we will see this is a wonderful investment and we’ll see that children will be succeeding in long term,” Nish said.

These are all our children, whether they are in a district classroom or an agency classroom. We collaborate heavily with the agencies, they use our pre-K curriculum and we provide supervision and support to them, which is unique to Syracuse. Margo Nish director of early childhood education at the syracuse city school district


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OPINION @dailyorange nov. 30, 2016 • PAG E 5


NY activism key to resisting Trump administration’s effects


e can — and must — make our voices heard and our actions seen. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, New York state has continued to stand strong. Gov. Andrew Cuomo shared a message with students at every one of the 64 State University of New York campuses, saying, “As long as you are here, you are New Yorkers. You are members of our community, and we will stand up for you.” The message echoed the open letter Cuomo posted on Facebook just four days after the election, in which he touted the state as a “progressive capital of the nation.” New York State Legislator Patrick Burke, who represents Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the surrounding areas, also took a stand to the hate and divisiveness sparked by the election.


OUT OF LEFT FIELD Burke recently introduced the Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment — PENCE, for short — to combat Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s proposed gay conversion therapy. With activism inspired by the campus walkouts earlier this month, students at Syracuse University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry can continue on the path for inclusivity that legislators like Cuomo and Burke have started. At its core, the “Sanctuary Campus” walkout was about declining to assist in any searches for or removal of undocumented students on campus. But the men-

tality behind sanctuary campuses goes beyond just immigration stances. This attitude extends to all people with marginalized identities and speaks to the need for all students to continue fighting for each other and our country, no matter who the president is.

what is a sanctuary campus? The term refers to a college or university that students proclaim to be a safe space for undocumented immigrants.

Students at SU and SUNY-ESF can use this movement to echo the sentiments that Cuomo and other legislators have expressed. Along with continuing to protect undocumented immigrants from federal authorities, students should continue to resist the homophobia


and xenophobia of Trump and Pence in any way that they can. It is absolutely necessary to stop a nationwide regression on the social issues that have seen so much progress over the past eight years. Trump’s policies against undocumented immigrants are well-known, but Pence’s aren’t as apparent. When he ran for Congress in 2000, Pence proposed transferring any HIV-AIDS prevention funding toward gay conversion therapy: “counseling and psychotherapy to attempt to eliminate individuals’ sexual desires for members of their own sex,” according to the American Psychological Association. New York State Legislator Burke’s not-so-subtle reference to the vice president-elect would ban gay conversion therapy for minors within Erie County. Although this bill would only affect a small

portion of the country, it sends a greater message to the incoming administration that policies like those supported by Pence will not be tolerated. Conservatives are often the ones waving around their copies of the 10th Amendment — which reserves powers not delegated to the federal government to the states — and lambasting the chipping away of states’ rights. But it is liberals who must strengthen their efforts at the state level moving forward. Whether through legislation like the PENCE bill or moves by private groups in making SU a sanctuary campus, it is clear we are not simply at the mercy of President-elect Trump.

Cole Jermyn is a sophomore environmental resource engineering major at SUNY-ESF. He can be reached at and followed on Twitter @Cjermyn8.


Republican women should mobilize


ith Donald Trump’s success in winning an election while boasting far-right conservative beliefs, we are wondering if there is any room for moderates — particularly moderate conservative women. Sure, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was recently tapped as a United Nations ambassador, but moderate Republican women have primarily been silenced as Trump amplifies the voices of far-right politicians and citizens. And Trump’s victory puts Republican women in a tough position. On one hand, women wanted to support the party that made them feel less alone in their beliefs. According to CNN exit polls, 88 percent of Republican women voted for Trump. On the other hand, they struggled to support a man that flaunts the sexual assault of women. This left Republican women to either vote along party lines or to support someone who objectifies them – not exactly an ideal position. So while the people have spoken, many women have been left disappointed. There is not enough of a conversation or action from Republican women to sustain a strong voice within the party. But instead of being discouraged, we should use this time as inspiration to unite and become a strong bloc within our party. News Editor Sara Swann Editorial Editor Caroline Colvin Sports Editor Paul Schwedelson Feature Editor Rachel Gilbert Presentation Director Clare Ramirez Photo Editor Jessica Sheldon Head Illustrator Emmy Gnat Copy Chief Kathryn Krawczyk Development Editor Alexa Torrens Digital Editor Jacob Gedetsis Social Media Director Benjamin Farr Video Editor Griffin Morrow Web Developer Shuai Wang Asst. News Editor Michael Burke Asst. News Editor Stacy Fernandez Asst. News Editor Satoshi Sugiyama Asst. Editorial Editor Joanna Orland Asst. Feature Editor Hanna Horvath Asst. Feature Editor Casey Russell Asst. Sports Editor Chris Libonati


IS WAKA ON THE BALLOT? It should come as no surprise that the national political scene is dominated by men: Only 19 percent of Congress comprises women, according to The Hill, which is a much smaller proportion than the amount of women in our society. But just because women are not represented in national politics doesn’t mean we have to accept this fate.

There’s not enough of a conversation about (Republican women) to make them feel like they are a force. Danielle Thomsen asst. professor, maxwell school of citizenship and public affairs

As it stands now, Republican women aren’t as represented as they could be in this current political climate. Danielle Thomsen, an Asst. Sports Editor Jon Mettus Asst. Photo Editor Jacob Greenfeld Asst. Photo Editor Ally Moreo Senior Design Editor Emma Comtois Senior Design Editor Lucy Naland Design Editor Ali Harford Design Editor Andy Mendes Design Editor Jordana Rubin Design Editor Rori Sachs Asst. Copy Editor Joe Bloss Asst. Copy Editor Alison Boghosian Asst. Copy Editor Matthew Gutierrez Asst. Copy Editor Haley Kim Asst. Copy Editor Tomer Langer Asst. Copy Editor Taylor Watson Asst. Video Editor Amanda Caffey Asst. Web Editor Rachel Sandler Asst. Web Editor Alex Archambault Asst. Web Editor Byron Tollefson Digital Design Editor Kiran Ramsey

assistant political science professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, says this faction is “not mobilized” or “catered to” as a result of this increase in polarization.


The percentage of Republican women who voted for Trump, according to CNN exit polls

“There’s not enough of a conversation about them to make them feel like they are a force,” said Thomsen. While it’ll seem like trying to accomplish the impossible, it’s important that moderate women continue to stay involved in politics, stay informed and let our voices be known. The only way to change something is through action and participation in the broader political dialogue. Republican women cannot just sustain their current status within the party. We need to move forward. We need to grow. It’s time to be a force of our own.

Vanessa Salman is a senior political science major, history minor. She can be reached at and on Twitter @VanessaSalman.

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Back on the bus Syracuse works with Centro to improve public transit system

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yracuse residents might have a better bus riding experience in the near future. The city is improving its public transit in collaboration with the state and Central New York Regional Transportation Authority. Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council conducted the Syracuse Metropolitan Area Regional Transit Study Phase 1 in 2015, on behalf of Centro, to pursue a balanced transportation system that supports economic growth and improves quality of life for Syracuse residents, according to the project’s website. James D’Agostino, director for SMTC, said after the New York state Department of Transportation’s analysis, two corridors have been chosen for further evaluation in the study. The two routes selected have the highest transit ridership: the Destiny USA/ Regional Transportation Center to Syracuse University and Eastwood to Onondaga Community College corridors. The city of Syracuse recently abandoned a proposal to build a light rail or street car system because of cost, according to It is estimated that $400 million would be required for the potential project. Steven Koegel, vice president of communications and business planning for Centro, said the chosen corridors reflected a previous study that was performed as part of the I-81 Challenge. “After assessing the current Centro bus system, these two corridors exhibited the

greatest potential for an enhanced transit feasibility study,” Koegel said. “One of the qualifying factors is ridership, and these corridors are among the busiest in the Centro system — each exceeds 3,000 riders per weekday.” The report recommended two new transit modes, existing service improvements, bus rapid transit mixed traffic and BRT bus lanes for each corridor. The BRT mixed traffic option would create a new BRT route in mixed traffic along the Eastwood-OCC corridor and the RTC-SU corridor. “Each provides a different layer of transit enhancements ranging from simply providing unique buses and shelters and limited stop service on the existing bus routes, to providing buses with ways to move through streets and intersections quicker than general traffic, to having a dedicated bus lane on some city streets,” Koegel said. The overall goal of the project is to provide a service that’s more enticing than the existing system and attract more riders, he said. Mario Colone, SMTC’s program manager, said each alternative has its own benefits and improvements. “All three alternatives are suggested to bring about improvement, efficiency, reducing travel times and consolidating the number of stops along two corridors,” Colone said. D’Agostino said Syracuse’s public transit system has a low mode-share — the percentage of travelers using a particular type of transportation — because most people choose to drive rather than riding public transportation. “We do not maintain the development

in a pattern that makes transit a very viable option for many people in our community.” he said. Koegel said Centro currently provides millions of rides each year across central New York and the Mohawk Valley, pointing out that the existing system is “very healthy.” Centro has enhanced its services to improve the customer experience such as installing Wi-Fi to the buses and a GPS tracking system, which allows customers to track buses, he said. “However, you must always look for ways to improve your existing service,” Koegel said. With the project, the city hopes to build an enhanced transit system in the RTCSU and Eastwood-OCC corridors. It aims to provide faster and more direct, frequent and reliable transit service between major residential areas and activity centers in the Syracuse metropolitan area at a reasonable cost, according to the report. “The result could be one or two bus lines that offer more frequent service and better compete with the automobile,” Koegel said. “That could attract more people to use public transit and in return reduce the number of cars on our roads.” D’Agostino said they anticipate that the SMART 1 project will be completed around summer 2017. Focus group and public meetings will be held throughout 2017 to discuss how enhanced transit service may impact businesses with the two corridors.

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Q&A: McDonough talks career experiences By Jishnu Nair contributing writer

Sean McDonough, a class of 1984 Syracuse University alumnus, came back to his alma mater to speak to students in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3 about his career in broadcast sports journalism. Afterward, The Daily Orange sat down with McDonough to talk more about his background and experience in the field of journalism.

The Daily Orange: What made you come

to Syracuse in the first place? Sean McDonough: I knew at a very young age, that this is what I wanted to do, I wanted to be a sports broadcaster. At that time, even in high school, Syracuse had a reputation for producing sports broadcasters, the ones I used to watch: Marv Albert, Dick Stockton, Bob Costas. Bob was young, Bob’s 10 years older than me, so he was probably 28. And he was on national TV. It just seemed like Syracuse was the logical place to go, for somebody who wants to do this. And it is the logical place to go. Still is.

The D.O.: Following off that, how did

starting off at WAER lead to calling the Syracuse Chiefs games? S.M.: WAER, when I was a student, had the rights to the (Chiefs) games, the first two years. Any student who wanted to stay for the summer and broadcast the Chiefs games could audition … I was lucky enough the summer after my sophomore year, to win the audition for the first time. … Then when I was about to graduate and wasn’t able to do it, the games went to a commercial station and they hired me to do it. So I did it three years, the last year was on a station other than WAER. But it was a great experience. People say “Geez you did the Red Sox at 25 and the World Series at 31,” but I already had 400 minor league games by the time I was 22. Not just minor leagues but one level below the high-

est league, next stop for the players is the majors. So, it works the same way for the broadcasters too.

The D.O.: You’ve had a lot of co-commen-

tators from various sports and various networks. How does the process go when you’re establishing a rapport with your co-commentator? How does that relationship work? S.M.:I think it’s like relationships that people would have outside of TV. You know, naturally occurring within life. The longer you get to know somebody, the more you’re around them in different settings, the more you kind of understand what makes them tick, what their values are, what they think is funny, or stupid or how they respond to situations. It takes time. Chemistry on the air usually gets better the more time you spend off the air with people, and it’s part of the process I enjoy.

The D.O.: And that extends to your other

crew, right? Like your spotters or researchers. S.M.: Yeah, spotters, producers, directors. It’s a team, it really is. Everyone has an important role. Mine is, you know, more public, this side of the camera, but it’s not any more or less important than anybody else really. So, yeah, it’s what I enjoyed. As excited as I was when I got “Monday Night Football,” I actually cried because I was leaving my college football group that I really loved, our producer and director and technical crew that I worked with for a while. I look forward to seeing them every week, and I still miss them. It’s the reality of life. I wouldn’t give up “Monday Night Football” for them, but I do miss them. The D.O.: So on “Monday Night Football,” you’ve made some controversial statements regarding the NFL’s officiating policies. Do you think more broadcasters should be doing that kind of thing? S.M.:I think everybody has to do what’s comfortable for them. I think nobody should be afraid to give an opinion, as long as it’s factually

based, well-supported, can’t just go out and say “officiating in the NFL stinks.” First of all, it’s not true, it’s just nothing anybody should be saying. I was just responding to specific circumstances that happened within one game. I just said what most of the people watching the game were thinking anyway. I wasn’t doing anything courageous … I think you have do the job the way you think you should do it and if there are consequences as a result you deal with it when they come up. But to their credit, nobody in the NFL has ever said a word to me about it.

The D.O.: Related to that, you mentioned

during your talk about how some commentators were pretty big “homers” for their teams. Do you think those commentators have a place in broadcasting? S.M.:Yeah, obviously if you’re doing the games for a team that’s fine. If you’re doing a game on network TV you’re supposed to be neutral, you have to be neutral. But if you’re working for a team you have to do it the way that comes naturally to you. … I think people can tell even though I was candid about the performance of the team, I wanted them to win, when they hit a home run I screamed a lot louder than when the other team hit a home run, I was much more excited. So, that’s fine, but I think you need to do it the way that comes naturally to you … I owe the audience an honest commentary about what I thought was happening, not looking at everything through rose-colored glasses.

The D.O.: What do you think is the hardest part of commentating on air? S.M.: I think the preparation part, is the longest part, and the temptation is to mail it in, and not work as hard, because it’s work. And you could just show up with some basic knowledge of the team and scrape by, and you’d be OK, but it’s not the way you should do it. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself professionally if that’s what I did.

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mcdonough are “homers” for certain teams. “We (commentators) are there to enhance the viewer’s enjoyment of the game,” he said. “A well-placed story, a sense of humor, perfect stats, facts, whatever.” McDonough’s presentation was wellreceived by sophomore broadcast and digital journalism major Noah Wolfe. “I actually grew up watching his games,” Wolfe said. “So when I found out he was coming to campus, I knew this was the event I wanted to go to.” Newhouse Sports Media Center Director John Nicholson was also complimentary of McDonough, saying there’s “extra entertainment value” when he speaks. “I guess because Sean is so good and so smart and so funny,” Nicholson said in an interview after the event.

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Personal touch Osamede Ogbeibe uses his influences in rap to create his own personal music brand. See page 11

Oval office Election humor columnist Josh Feinblaatt knows how Trump’s first 10 days in office will go. See


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1 1. Children stretch out in the basement of the Wilson Community Center as a part of the Fit Kids athletic program in Syracuse. 2. JT HOUSTON believes working out is a positive cycle and collaborates with the Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth to develop Fit Kids. 3. ALANA HUGHES is JT Houston’s co-instructor at Fit Kids, which invites nutritionists to program sessions. sam ogozalek staff writer

The right fit By Madeleine Buckley staff writer


t 4:30 p.m. on Monday, JT Houston stood in front of a group of about 15 children in the basement of the Wilson Community Center in Syracuse. It’s the smallest room he’s ever taught in. Every word he said amplified and echoed, as did the shrieks and laughter of the children. They count — “one,” “two,” “three,” up to 10 — after each squat, push-up, “Superman” and other fitness exercise he tells them to do. Houston, the owner of fitness company H2Fitness, has been working with Syracuse children since 2010. Yet this is only his second week as part of Fit Kids, a Syracuse parks and recreation program. H2Fitness was only recently added to the program. Growing up attending Syracuse parks and recreation programs, Houston saw many children’s fitness classes weren’t including the element of fun. So he developed techniques such as “memory fit-

ness games” and incorporated equipment like jump ropes and agility ladders into his classes. He said the program is an opportunity to get the kids away from the PlayStations, Xboxes and cell phones they are “glued to.” “They need some other stimulus other than a device,” he said, gesturing toward the television in the front of the community center space. “They need to realize that fitness is part of their everyday life, not something that you do every once in a while.” Fit Kids began in 2009, said Chris Abbott, a program director with the Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs. The school year program relies on funding allocated from Onondaga County in the form of grants from the Department of Aging and Youth as well as the Youth Borough. Abbott said the program aims to “try to make physical activity fun and try to keep it fresh,” contributing to the recommended 60 minutes of physical fitness per day. The centers also bring in nutrition professionals for additional health education. The county’s community center bring in a variety


Local initiative works to help children get fit, make healthy choices of businesses and professionals from around the city to lead the children in activities such as Zumba, African dance, martial arts, tennis and distance running. H2Fitness currently hosts one class per week at Wilson Park, but will begin additional classes after the holiday season. Alana Hughes, the second H2Fitness trainer, said childhood fitness is an important issue, especially considering the prevalence of health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. She said exercising can help boost the kids’ self-esteem as well. “Because when you work out you feel better, and if you feel better you do better,” Hughes said. “And if you grow up having fun working out, you’ll see that it’s not just work.” In addition to the physical fitness component, Houston uses the hour-long program to teach the children about goals and dreams. He includes teambuilding exercises as well, such as having the children sit back-to-back, link arms and stand without using their hands.

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Music-related presents you should get friends, family members


hanksgiving is over and all the stores are playing Christmas music. In case you were curious, I’m already wearing a Santa hat, drinking eggnog and wrapping the presents I bought six months ago. If you don’t bleed strings of sparkly lights and confectionary goods — or are just tired of giving people socks every year in a blind panic — here’s a list of great musical gifts for all the important people in your life.


For Your Dad: Hamilton Leithauser & Rostam, “I Had a Dream that You Were Mine” This is the quintessential dad album — because it will literally appeal to any dad. It’s sort of folky, but has the deep vocals of Leithauser to bring it back

more into rock ‘n roll territory. It’s got quiet moments, it’s got loud moments. There’s even a bit of country sound in there, if you really squint. Plus, Rostam’s production prowess is literally godlike and the album has received rave reviews. Give your dad the thing that all dads should have on Christmas morning — really, really good music.

For Your Mom: The Lumineers, “Cleopatra.”

All mothers like folk. Yours probably played tambourine for a folk band in college — but fortunately, like all mothers, they grew out of it. The Lumineers is the grown-up version of folk. It’s the difference between Two Buck Chuck and the really fancy cabernet they drink, after aerating it, of course. It’s folk — improved. It’s you in 30 years. Poignant, beautiful lyrics coupled with an incredibly aged sound and you’ll have one

happy mom. They’ll laugh, they’ll cry, they’ll thank you for not buying them socks. It’s a win-win, really.

For Your Angsty Kid Sibling: Foxing, “The Albatross”

When I was 16, I was a punk. And not just in personality too — I also had the whole leather jacket, spiked hair, and big black boots thing going on. Like most 16-year-olds, I hated authority and liked loud music. Your rebellious kid sibling will too. The

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FEEL GOOD Junior rapper gives his music a personal touch, gears up for upcoming performance

OSAMEDE “OSE” OGBEIDE was born in Nigeria, but moved to California when he was very young. Now he is a rapper producing full-length projects and performing at concerts like CUSEapalooza at the Westcott Theater on Wednesday. He has also produced several EPs with his best friend from high school. nalae white staff photographer By Leah Meyers staff writer


itting by the pond in Thornden Park, Osamede “Ose” Ogbeide found a $10 bill on the ground, buried under some grass. Pleasantly surprised, he picked it up “This is definitely a good sign. This is how I want my music to feel,” he said. Ogbeide has not just been listening to rap music since he was 6 years old — he’s been studying it. He has evolved since he started at Syracuse University. As a freshman on the pre-med track, he only had one single released. Now a junior economics major, Ogbeide uses his nickname as his stage name. He will be performing all unreleased music Wednesday night at CUSEapalooza at the Westcott Theater. Although he’s been working on a lot of singles, releasing about one every two weeks to get his face out there, CUSEapalooza will be the first time he performs an entire collection. Ogbeide is completely self-taught, his studies coming from listening to various rap influences on his own time. When he was in first grade he heard “Jesus Walks” by Kanye West, and thought the combination of message and beats was unlike anything he had ever heard. After also immersing himself in the music of Kid Cudi and early Eminem, he decided that he wanted to be like them “I was plugged into the music and tapped into what they were saying because it really resonated with me, and then one day I was like, ‘Alright — I want to do this,’” Ogbeide said. Around Ogbeide’s eighth grade year, his

uncle, a reggae musician, was working on an album, which impressed and inspired Ogbeide to start making music on his own. His uncle bought him his first mini controller and drum pad, which Ogbeide then hooked up to his computer and began making beats. In high school, Ogbeide met one his best friends, Akio Bastian, who was also into hiphop. They would have long discussions about what rappers they thought were best and eventually discovered they had a similar taste and shared an in-depth passion for that music. So, Ogbeide finally gained the courage to show Bastian some of his beats, and Bastian was astounded at what Ogbeide could do. It was Halloween when the two friends made their first song — a remix of Childish Gambino’s “Freaks and Geeks,” taking turns rapping verses over the instrumental. “I posted it on SoundCloud and on Twitter or Facebook and we became celebrities in our high school for like a week,” Ogbeide said. “It went low-key viral, at least around our neighborhood.” The friends loved the reaction they received, and because they had so much fun making it, they decided to keep doing it, and eventually began rapping over Ogbeide’s original beats. Their rap group became known as Casualty, and the two boys pumped out two EPs. “He’s honestly the main reason I make music ‘til this day,” Bastian said, about his friend. “The work ethic that man has when he’s sitting down working on his craft is incredible though and something I wish I had.” Most of the music Ogbeide creates is about typical college life at SU.

“Life comes at you at a pretty fast pace when you’re here and I’m just going through phases. I feel like I can always count on there to be something new,” he said. His inspiration may come from a conversation he had with someone, or something new that he learned in the day. He’ll then try to translate when he learned into a song. “That spontaneity or serendipity of life is just inspiring, just how anything can happen,” Ogbeide said.

Life comes at you at a pretty fast pace when you’re here and I’m just going through phases. I feel like I can always count on there to be something new. Osamede Ogbeide junior economics major

Besides playing CUSEapalooza, Ogbeide is also going to Cornell University to perform a show at the beginning of next semester, along with a show in Florida over spring break. He’s already performed at The Great New York State Fair and at a friend’s gathering at Robert Drive in Syracuse. The gathering was enjoyable for him because it was very underground and consisted of no pretentiousness or superficiality, which he sometimes believes modern rappers get caught up in.

“It’s not just about being well-known on campus or about getting 100,000 Instagram followers. That’s never why I make music … it’s just for expressing myself and inspiring people, and just showing people how to stay calm. People get so flustered. Things happen but when bad happens you just need to listen to the right music — hopefully my music, something I can make that can help you in your day,” said Ogbeide. Ogbeide, in this sense, compares himself to a journalist. He likes to communicate what’s going on for our generation. A friend in student-run record label Syracuse University Recordings, Jessica Berenson, agreed that Ogbeide’s music is more personal than anything and is relatable. “I think the biggest strengths of his are how he lets his personality show in his music and how seamless and unique his music is. He makes his raps personal and it’s apparent, which I feel like is a lot more challenging for hip-hop artists,” Berenson said. Although he moved to California when he was three, Ogbeide was born in Nigeria, and he said African roots can be detected in his music, although he does it subconsciously. However, Ogbeide listens to every genre of music to get inspired, including soft alternative artist City and Colour and indie folk band Fleet Foxes. Bastian even said Ogbeide admitted that he’s going through a punk rock phrase. Ogbeide is genre-busting, and does not want to be reduced to just one type of music. He just wants his music to make people pleasantly surprised.

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Following the exercise, he discussed the activity with the group. “Now how could we have done that better?” he asked, praising the first child who said “communication.” Throughout the evening, he repeated the mantras, “Never say, ‘I can’t do it,’” and “Our mistakes help us improve.” Like H2Fitness, Syracuse Kung Fu, another new addition to the Fit Kids program, includes physical, ethical and philosophical training in its sessions. Sharif Anagl-Bey, Syracuse Kung Fu’s lead facilitator, teaches a martial arts foundation program at both McChesney Park and Burnet Park. While he had discussed joining Fit Kids for years, he began teaching at the centers last month. The classes, he said, provide a basic education that prepares students for further training at his, or any other, martial arts school. But he said the foundation class itself benefits the children. “Physical training is experiential learning,” Bey said. “It’s an alternative and supplementary way to learn and to educate as opposed to just sitting in a classroom.” In addition to the benefits of physical and moral education, Houston said this program is important because some of the children do not have the financial ability to participate in fitness-based activities outside of the center. Bey agreed, saying that many students in urban environments are discouraged from expressing their “limitless energy.” “(Their energy) comes out in ways that some educators seem to be unwilling or unable to manage,” Bey said. “For us, the message of martial arts fits very, very well … It better facilitates the ability for us to not throw water on their fire but to temper it so it can be useful to them and to others as well.” mcbuck01@syr.ed

great thing about Foxing is that they’re loud enough to appeal to that age-old spirit of rebellion, but not just straight screaming. It’s a balance, really. And don’t worry — they’ll probably grow out of it. If not, at least they’ll always have nice leather.

For Your Sort-of-Significant Other: Pinegrove, “Cardinal”

So, you haven’t defined the relationship yet and they’re somewhere between friend and not-friend. While your Facebook relationship status may be “It’s Complicated,” this gift is pretty simple. “Cardinal” is an album filled with longing — but also a bit of breaking up, falling in love, and just general emotion without being Adele-like in feeling. The sort of wishy-washy, roller coaster of emotions is exactly like you, and you’re not-boo will appreciate it. If you are looking for that relationship defining moment, they might commit if they realize what great taste you have. But if they don’t, don’t come after me. I’m a music snob, not a love doctor.

For That Cousin that Keeps Forgetting Your Name: The Ting Tings, “We Started Nothing”

Cousins are weird creatures you see twice a year and then promptly forget about, until they request to follow you on Instagram and you have to delete your whole entire internet presence. Some are too grabby, some are too political, and some forget what your name is. The Tings Tings were made for this scenario — possibly because they have a song called “That’s Not My Name” but also because the album is 2009-old, which means you can pick it up on the cheap. You get to call them out on the fact that they keep calling you Samantha — all without breaking the bank.

Emera Riley is a junior magazine journalism major. Her column appears weekly in Pulp. You can email her at


How the film industry will change after election results


ver the past few weeks, many Americans have felt as if they were actually living in a movie when Donald Trump, real estate mogul and reality television star, overcame all odds to win the presidency of the United States. For one thing, this election is extremely different because America has chosen a president from the world of entertainment. Ronald Reagan was a movie star, but by the time he was elected president, he was an experienced politician and governor. Trump, on the other hand, is fresh out of the entertainment industry. In fact, one could argue that he utilized his celebrity and ability to entertain to land himself the desk in the Oval Office. The industry is extremely liberal, so while Hollywood might have a president they dislike, they also have one who understands the work they do, and how to do it effectively. “This is a whole different kind of relationship from anything we’ve seen,” said Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Popular Culture at Syracuse University. President-elect Trump — which is odd just typing — has vast experience with film and television. Everyone looks at his marquee show “The Apprentice,” which, despite recent circumstances, is still a great show. “Trump had a hit TV show of his own, but he has also made cameo appearances on everything from ‘The Jeffersons’ to ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ to ‘The Nanny,’” Thompson said. “We should not forget that the presidentelect of the United States has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He’s literally been institutionalized in Hollywood.” Now, just because Trump likes entertainers does not mean entertainers like Trump. As I said before, the entertainment industry is an extremely liberal one, so it’s safe to say the film and television world is less than thrilled about this election. I think Hollywood will react to this election on two different levels: the content level and the legislative level. Producers always love creating stories that feel relevant to the times. Thus, a Trump administration will certainly gear content creators to specific types of stories. “We can already see the first wave of reaction, even before the election was officially decided, in late-night comedy,” Thompson said, referring to shows like “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” and “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.” While films might take longer, I expect we’ll see an increase of movies and TV shows about immigration and refugees, as Hollywood will likely tell tales opposing Trump’s rhetoric. I would additionally expect to see content focusing on women’s reproductive rights, and a reignited emphasis on the LGBTQ community. Hollywood historically loves taking on subjects when it is not neces-


sarily popular to do so. This type of advocacy filmmaking comes around every now and again, but will probably be at its most inspired during the next four years. Finally, on the level of legislation and physical production, these next four — or eight — years will be absolutely fascinating. Recently, tax credits and rebates have created a pretty solid working relationship between filmmakers and the American government, so it will be interesting to see if this relationship continues to thrive under a Trump administration. Many of these relationships work on the state level though, so they might be somewhat exempt from presidential interference. The biggest question mark of all is Hollywood’s relationship with China.

China is a big investor in Hollywood, they are buying various properties, they are a source of money and capital — so that’s a big one people in Hollywood are looking at. Robert Thompson director of the blier center for popular culture at syracuse university

“China is an enormous market for movies and is on the way to being the world’s largest market,” Thompson said. “China is a big investor in Hollywood, they are buying various properties, they are a source of money and capital — so that’s a big one people in Hollywood are looking at.” Overall, these next four years will be a bumpy ride for all Americans, regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum. But in these times of division, entertainment is often what brings us together. Republicans and Democrats, and everything in between, can often sit in one theater and just appreciate the magic of a movie. For all of the political hostility, some things will never change. “Hollywood is going to continue, no matter what, to blow things up and expand the universes of various comic book worlds,” Thompson said.

Erik Benjamin is a junior television, radio and film major. His column can be found weekly in Pulp. You can reach him at or @embenjamin14.


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what we learned other player could muster anything more.

The zone will not come easy, especially against lethal ball movement

With a nine-man rotation and five significant contributors playing their first year with SU, struggles with zone were anticipated. But that doesn’t make dealing with it any easier, especially losing big to a team the Orange, on paper, are supposed to compete with. To credit the Badgers, the hosts displayed some of the best ball movement of any team in the country. Wisconsin assisted on 72 percent of its 29 field goals, led by Nigel Hayes’ 10 helpers. The Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year delivered entry passes and zipped balls across the arc, consistently finding open shooters all around the half-court. But therein lied the problem for Syracuse, which was initially surprised by the Badgers’ propensity to shoot the 3 after struggling all season around the arc. So as SU’s zone stretched out, that left the inside more vulnerable. Without taking a single 3, Ethan Happ led all scorers with 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting. He swept underneath the zone, catch-

ing freshman Taurean Thompson and the entire front court off guard. “We have a lot of guys trying to figure out exactly what we’re doing,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.

Dajuan Coleman injected some life back into Syracuse’s frontcourt

Boeheim was blunt after Saturday’s loss to South Carolina, saying both Paschal Chukwu and Dajuan Coleman weren’t ready to play against a top team. He still might be right, but Coleman’s performance Tuesday was a nudge in the right direction. Syracuse’s defense was tattered for much of the night, but offensively, Coleman showed more ability to get up shots than he had all season. He tallied 12 points, almost all of them coming directly beneath the basket. Twice in the opening five minutes, he backed down the 6-foot-10 Happ in the low block. He correctly timed his turns to the basket and muscled both early baskets in. While Boeheim acknowledged Tyler Lydon is best positioned to score when he plays center, SU needs the protection and physicality Coleman can provide. Chukwu’s inability to progress at the onset of this season only highlights that need. | @connorgrossman

Andrew White shot 5-for-15 from the field on Tuesday night, including 4-for-9 from 3. He finished with 14 points.


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wisconsin more than any of their games last year. Syracuse could dish only nine, tied with Saturday’s loss for the fewest all season. In SU’s wins, the offense has funneled fluidly through point guards John Gillon and Frank Howard. Both had some of the top assist numbers in the country, and the Orange as a team had averaged nearly 19 assists per game. But it was Wisconsin who pulled its offensive strings for 40 minutes. Nigel Hayes led the hosts with a careerhigh 10 assists. No Wisconsin player has tallied double-digit assists since the 2011-12 season. “We did a bad job with the pace of the game,” freshman forward Taurean Thompson said. “We just played rushed. We beat ourselves.” Happ, Wisconsin’s second-leading scorer, dropped in a team-leading 24 points and exposed Syracuse’s interior defense when Wisconsin shied away from the 3-ball. He scored one early basket when Thompson got distracted on the perimeter, and dropped in another after Tyus Battle

63.6% Bronson Koenig racked up 20 points against the Orange while shooting 7-of-11 from the field. He went 6-of-9 from behind the arc.


elevated toward the basket before the ball ever came out of Happ’s hands. It was the perfect offensive counter for a Badgers team that funneled its offense through the perimeter early. “All you need is one guy to not get in his position and there’s going to be an open shot,” Boeheim said. Entering the night, Wisconsin had shot only 31.6 percent behind the arc through seven games. The team’s top three scorers were shooting under 30 percent from deep. Syracuse, meanwhile, had held opponents to a 20.3 percent clip from the 3. That narrative changed quickly. Vitto Brown clanked a 3 on the Badgers’ first possession of the game, but the hosts preceded to sink 11 of their 23 tries from deep, a 47.8 percent clip.  That was the quickest way for the Badgers to extend their lead that lasted nearly every minute of the contest. When it wanted to turn inside, it could. Wisconsin never lost control, and conversely, Syracuse never gained it. Said Thompson: “The first couple games we played, it wasn’t the best competition. I guess it got to our heads.” | @connorgrossman

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cooper Peterson and Brittney Sykes. That’s where Cooper came in. “(Cooper) can make shots, she’s athletic enough and she’s smart enough,” assistant coach Tammi Reiss said. “The biggest thing was, could she pick the schemes up quick enough to learn everything to play? Gabby’s a very smart player. “ With Cooper tasked to replace Butler’s stellar numbers from the 3-point line, this reliance on 3s has been rough for SU in the early part of the year. Syracuse has lost three of its last four games and dropped nine spots to No. 20 from No. 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. In SU’s 62-61 loss at Drexel last Monday, the Orange shot just 28 percent from 3-point range, and it hasn’t shot above 34 percent since Nov. 11. Still, Hillsman said, when players such as Cooper are on the court shooting 3-pointers, even if the shooters don’t make

every shot, it spreads out the floor and opens up the middle for inside players like center Briana Day. “Either they come and guard me and give the lane to (Peterson) and (Sykes), or they don’t guard me and I pull up and shoot it,” Cooper said. The 5-foot-10 Cooper said playing in Hillsman’s offense has taught her that if she isn’t ready to shoot, it’s her fault that she’s missing open looks on the basket. She said she has to get ready to shoot all of the time if she wants the number of looks from beyond the arc that Hillsman asks for. And even though Cooper’s numbers aren’t where she would like them to be right now, she’s learning that the more open looks, the better. The makes could come as the season goes on. “She’s doing well, she’s taking her shots when she has them and being aggressive for us,” Hillsman said. “We have to give her a lot of credit, she’s a freshman, she’s a baby playing in a huge environment.”

GABBY COOPER has realized the struggle of playing in SU’s 3-point heavy offense. She has a low percentage but is told to shoot more. jacob greenfeld asst. photo editor




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CB Corey Winfield to transfer By Chris Libonati asst. sports editor

JOHN GILLON scored 10 points in 24 minutes on Tuesday night at Wisconsin. He went 3-of-6 from the field and notched four assists. Without point guards distributing the ball at a high level, SU’s offense stalled. courtesy of leah voskuil / the daily cardinal

What we learned from Orange’s loss to UW Here are three things we learned from Tuesday’s loss, the second straight for Syracuse.

By Connor Grossman senior staff writer


ADISON, Wis.  — Syracuse fell quickly and quietly in its first true road game of the season. No. 17 Wisconsin (6-2) dizzied No. 22 SU (4-2) with its ball movement and bolted past the Orange, 77-60, on Tuesday night in the Kohl Center. At times the Orange was bit by its inexperience with the zone defense, and offensively it never gained much traction, starting with the two ringleaders in point guards John Gillon and Frank Howard.

When Syracuse needs offense, it has to start from the point guards

The luxury of two quality point guards has been apparent for the Orange since the season began. Howard brings an intellectual perspective atop the offense, whizzing passes most other players on the court aren’t capable of. Gillon brings a jolt of speed and is capable of jumpstarting the offense with his shot or rapid ball movement. But when neither player could fully execute his skill set, or at least not for long enough, the offense gridlocked. SU dispatched more one-on-one action on offense

than it would have liked, and the results were evident. “It starts with us,” Howard said of the offensive movement. “I wasn’t really on the floor to do a lot of that in the second half. It just is what it is.” Gillon was on the floor for 24 minutes, and the most offensive traction he could gain is when he took the ball to the hoop himself. He made only three shots, but was fouled multiple times and shot 4-of-5 from the freethrow line. The most consistent offensive action was from Andrew White behind the arc. He notched 14 points in a 4-of-9 night from 3-point land. No see what

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Syracuse cornerback Corey Winfield will transfer and use his fifth year of eligibility elsewhere, he announced on Instagram. Winfield was SU’s No. 1 corner this year. Winfield recorded one interception and four pass breakWINFIELD ups this year. He recorded 41 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack. Last April, Winfield and defensive back Chauncey Scissum were stabbed, allegedly by former SU player Naesean Howard on South Campus. Howard is currently being tried for the stabbing and his trial date has been set for Feb. 21, 2017. Winfield is the fourth player to announce his intent to transfer. Trey Dunkelberger and Kenterius Womack publicly announced they have secured their release from SU. reported Anthony Giudice has also received his release.

men’s soccer

Robinson named to POY list By Matt Schneidman senior staff writer

women’s basketball

Gabby Cooper struggles with 3-heavy offense By Matt Feldman staff writer

In Syracuse’s home-opener against Rhode Island on Nov. 11, freshman Gabby Cooper threw up 18 3-pointers. She made just four. In the Orange’s next game, Nov. 14 in the Carrier Dome against Siena, Cooper again relentlessly heaved shots from beyond the arc, this time attempting 14 3-pointers. She made three. After the Rhode Island game, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman was asked whether Cooper needed to relax with the 3-pointers. He said he almost took her out a few times for not shooting enough. In

his offense, Hillsman said, open shots need to be taken. “That was one of the more difficult things to adjust to,” Cooper said. “Sometimes you don’t feel ready to shoot.” Shooting just 23.6 percent from the 3-point line in the first seven games of her freshman campaign, Cooper has experienced the tough love that comes

with running as a guard in Hillsman’s deep-ball offense. She’s shot at least 10 3-pointers in four of SU’s (4-3) games this season but has made only 17 of her 72 attempts. When Syracuse recruited Cooper, she said she expected to receive significant minutes on the court. But after playing 194 minutes already this season, the third

Off the mark Gabby Cooper has shot poorly from 3-point land in her freshman season, making just 23.8 percent of her shots.

highest total on the team, even Cooper admits that she didn’t expect to be playing this much, and she didn’t expect to be shooting nearly as many 3s. Hillsman said at the beginning of the season that the Orange would have to rely on 3-pointers to survive this season. After the team’s national championship appearance last year — a byproduct of its heavy reliance and success with 3-pointers — Hillsman said the team “has no other choice” than to live or die from 3-point range. But after losing guard Brianna Butler following last season, the SU staff knew it needed a third guard to complement Alexis see cooper page 15

Syracuse sophomore defender Miles Robinson has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s top individual award. Robinson is one of two sophomores on the list after ROBINSON being named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and an All-ACC First Team selection. He ranked fifth on the Orange with nine points, and his four goals tied for third on the team. Robinson helped anchor a defense that posted 10 shutouts. In the middle of the season, Robinson missed two games — both of which Syracuse lost, to Albany and Louisville — after being called up to the United States Under-20 National Team for a tournament in England.

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