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Cease-fire After an eight-day conflict that took

Extending discussions Political parties in the New York State

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many lives, Hamas and Israel reach a temporary settlement. Page 3

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In the public eye Experts and media analyze the frenzy that engulfed SU due to Fine allegations last November By Debbie Truong

T daily orange file photo BERNIE FINE (CENTER), former associate men’s basketball coach, was fired by the university on Nov. 27, 2011, in light of allegations of child sexual abuse. Stepbrothers Bobby Davis and Mike Lang came forward last year with allegations that Fine molested them as children while they were ball boys at SU.

Bill in New York State Assembly would lengthen statute of limitations regarding sexual abuse cases By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR

This January, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Queens) will reintroduce The Child Victims Act, or a bill similar to it, in the hopes of extending the statute of limitations for child molestation in New York state. Currently, the statue of limita-

tion for prosecuting a child sexual offender in New York expires five years after the victim turns 18. This bill would extend the statute of limitations by five years — meaning crimes could be prosecuted 10 years after the victim turns 18. The bill would also give former child abuse victims a one-year window to report abuse, regardless of

when it occurred. Specifically, for Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, the two men who accused former associate head coach for men’s basketball Bernie Fine of sexual abuse, this bill would allow them to file a lawsuit against Fine. “It completely suspends the civil statute of limitations for one year so



he national spotlight momentarily shifted from Pennsylvania State University and glared at Syracuse University. Last November, the allegations against Bernie Fine were just being made public — two former ball boys had come forward and accused the then-associate head coach for men’s basketball of sexually abusing them as boys. The allegations drew comparisons to the turmoil at Penn State, where former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had just been charged with multiple counts of child sex abuse. The then-unfolding drama at Penn State made the media sensitive to stories about predatory coaches, which elevated coverage and attention to the Fine story, experts said. “The notion of men molesting boys was out there,” said David Rubin, a media law professor at Syracuse University. “Right on the heels of Penn State, it’s difficult for the media to ignore that story.”  Sandusky is now serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse in June. Penn State authori-

ties, including former university President Graham Spanier, await trial for fostering a culture of silence that permitted Sandusky to prey on young boys for years. In Syracuse, federal authorities dropped the investigation into Fine in early November, nearly a year after the allegations were made public by ESPN and the former associate coach for men’s basketball was fired from the university. Fine’s wife is currently suing ESPN for libel.    The differences between the two cases are apparent now, but as details of Sandusky’s crimes emerged from Penn State in October 2011, all coaches were “under siege,” said Kathleen Hessert, founder of Sports Media Challenge, an organization that provides media training and crisis management to athletes and sports organizations. Hessert monitored social media for the Penn State athletics department when charges were first levied against Sandusky.  The timing of the sexual abuse allegations against Fine stoked fears that SU’s upper administration may have also failed to report abuse. The perceived similarities to the situation at Penn State caused media and


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Judicial Review Board to examine alleged election infraction By Dylan Segelbaum ASST. COPY EDITOR

Student Association’s Judicial Review Board will review allegations of election infractions within the next few days, though senior members of the organization say these are commonplace and will likely only amount to small fines.

“It’s no big violation,” President Dylan Lustig said. “Things like this happen all the time.” Vice President Allie Curtis won the presidency with 31.1 percent — or 1,221 — of the votes on Nov. 16. Shortly after the results were made public, talk of possible infractions surfaced on social media sites such as Twitter.

Lustig said he couldn’t say for sure what the outcome of the Judicial Review Board’s assessment will be, but expects it only to amount to fines. The board will discuss the jurisdiction on Monday or Tuesday, he said. Each violation carries a $10 fine, and this money is initially taken from the $50 deposit each presidential can-

didate must pay to run. This money flows back to the same pool of money as the student activity fee, he said. Violations can involve posting fliers in prohibited locations, he said. During his campaign, Lustig said he was cited for infractions twice. Curtis said she thinks this stems from a member of her campaign team

letting someone use an iPad, which is considered “staffing a polling station.” But, she said, this offense will not affect the outcome of the election. “The actual results are not being called into question,” she said. “Regardless, I will be serving as president.”


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Israel, Hamas agree to terms of cease-fire By Rahimon Nasa CONTRIBUTING WRITER

After an eight-day conflict that took the lives of many, Hamas, the political party currently governing Gaza, and Israel finally agreed on a cease-fire on Wednesday night. Israel will halt all aggressive acts against the Gaza Strip from land, sea and air. This includes cross-border intrusions and targeted killings, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. Palestinian groups are to cease rocket fire and attacks from Gaza toward Israel, specifically along the border. Israel will also be committed to opening all border crossings and simplify the restrictions on movements of people and goods in and out of the territory, Al Jazeera reported. Israel has received Western support from U.S. and European leaders. Leaders have said Israel has the right to self-defense with hopes to avoid civilian casualties, Reuters reported on Nov. 17. Western leaders have “shunned” Hamas due to its lack of recognition toward Israel as a state. Hamas said its attacks resulted as a response to Israel’s violence against Palestinian fighters in Gaza, Reuters reported.

WHAT YOU MISSED Trial team wins national competition The Syracuse University National Trial Team won the National Civil Trial Competition in California last week. SU beat four other teams, including the first- and second-ranked teams in the country, in five rounds of competition to claim the title. The members of the team are third-year law students Ryan Campbell, Christopher DeFrancesco, Jason Feldman and Illianov Lopez, and second-year student Mary Louise Wright. In addition to the team title, Feldman won awards as the “Best Advocate in the Final Round” and “Best Overall Advocate” at the tournament. The team faced an unusual challenge when it found out that at least one member of each team had to be a woman due to the nature of the case being argued. Therefore, Lopez lost his spot, but still chose to stay on as an active member of the team. The case argued in the competition was drawn from the wrongful termination civil dispute between actress Nicolette Sheridan and “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry, The Post-Standard reported on Nov. 23.


“I went to Israel last summer, through the Birthright program, and it’s tough to see a land so beautiful threatened with violence,” said Brian Weber, a junior policy studies major. “Israel has an obligation to protect its borders.” Israel not only has U.S. military support on its side, but thousands of soldiers in its army reserves are ready to assist in ground invasion of Gaza, should it ever become necessary. “It’s crazy how we are in college now while people who are the same age as us are required to serve in the army instead of being able to go straight to college,” Weber said, referencing the military service requirement for Israeli citizens. Last week, Israeli cabinet ministers approved mobilizing up to 75,000 soldiers in the reserves after Hamas fired rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, in addition to the 16,000 soldiers that had already been called up, Reuters reported. No ground invasion took place from either country in order to maintain cease-fire. During her high school years, Rina Matsuno-Kankhetr, a freshman international relations major, attended a boarding school that had a close relationship with a

school in Ramallah, Palestine. She said this relationship allowed her to create friendships with Palestinian students and see the conf lict from their perspective.

graphic illustration by lizzie hart | design editor “The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is so complex that there are no quick answers because the two groups have such a long history,” she said.

“Like many long-lasting conflicts, it involves religious beliefs, third parties and so on.”

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Students vote to pass 4 referenda in recent elections By Taylor Lupo STAFF WRITER

Student Association is making strides to build a relationship between fulltime students enrolled at Syracuse University and part-time students enrolled in University College. In the recent presidential election, four referenda were voted on and passed by popular vote of the student body. These referenda were put in place by members of SA and voted on by the student body. In order for a referendum to pass, one-tenth of the student body must vote and a majority must vote in favor of the change, President Dylan Lustig said. The most notable referendum to the constitution is an amendment that allows part-time students enrolled in University College to serve as general assembly members, just like full-time SU students, Lustig said. “There is one referendum that deals with University College that is pretty important,” Lustig said. “It now allows part-time

students in University College to vote, which builds a relationship between part-time and full-time students.” Part-time students enrolled in University College do not pay a

“This is the first step to get the ball rolling. Allowing them to vote in our elections gives them representation in the assembly.”

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student fee and therefore have not been eligible to serve in SA alongside full-time students in the past. The referendum’s passage is the first step toward giving University College

students a voice in SA. “This is the first step to get the ball rolling,” Lustig said. “Allowing them to vote in our elections


The four referenda that students were asked to vote on when casting their ballots for Student Association president and comptroller read: Presently, it requires a 4/5 majority vote of the Student Association General Assembly to elect a member of the Judicial Review Board. Shall the Student Association Constitution be amended to reduce this requirement to a 2/3 majority vote? The Student Association Constitution presently defines membership in the Student Association as “all full-time matriculated undergraduate students.” Shall the Student Association Constitution be amended to remove the full-time requirement, allowing part-time students in Univer-

gives them representation in the assembly.” For the referenda dealing with


sity College to be members of the Student Association, with all rights and privileges associated therewith?  There are several clauses of the Student Association Constitution that traditionally have been considered vague, unclear, or difficult to interpret.  The Student Association currently has several committees and boards, but makes no distinction between the two. Shall the Student Association Constitution be amended with the intent of defining “committees” as unelected bodies with unlimited membership, and “boards” as elected bodies with finite membership? This would result in the “Promotions Board” becoming the “Committee on Public Relations” and the “Committee on Administrative Operations” becoming the “Board of Administrative Operations.”

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the public to elevate the intensity of the allegations against Fine, Hessert said.    “Any association, whether it’s real or not real, especially at the time, would mean that the Bernie Fine story would be elevated,” she said.  In November 2011, about a week and a half after the Penn State story broke, ESPN aired the initial story in which stepbrothers Bobby Davis and Mike Lang accused Fine of molesting them as boys. Davis first approached ESPN and The Post-Standard with sexual abuse allegations in 2002, but neither media outlet could corroborate the story. Davis went to the Syracuse Police Department in 2002, but was told the statute of limitations had expired.  Once ESPN broke the allegations against Fine in 2011, The Post-Standard was obligated to follow the story, said Michael Connor, executive editor of the Syracuse newspaper. Ignoring the story at that point would have been “journalistically irresponsible,” he said. 


that older cases, so those involving Bobby Davis and Mike Lang in Syracuse, would be able to bring an action,” said Mike Armstrong, communications director for the assemblywoman. Davis and Lang both accused Fine of sexually abusing them when they were children. Fine was fired from SU last November. He has denied all wrongdoing and was not charged. Statutes of limitations exist because those accused have less of an ability to defend themselves if the accusation is made after a long peri-

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Having known about the allegations since 2002, The Post-Standard was in a unique position — it was part of the story. Reporting on the allegations meant revisiting the newspaper’s decision to not publish Davis’ allegations nine

years earlier.  The Post-Standard came under fire locally and nationally, with many superimposing the indignation they felt toward Penn State onto the situation at SU, Connor said. The thought that

the newspaper might have allowed “horrifying behavior” to continue by not publishing the story in 2002 was tormenting.  A year removed from Fine’s firing from the university, Connor stands by the paper’s reporting, but said editors could have invited “other people into the conversation” sooner. For example, Connor said the paper’s editors could have reached out to the victim advocacy community sooner, instead of keeping discussions regarding the Fine story confined to the newsroom. Rubin, the media law professor at SU, said media have to be “exceedingly careful” in reporting allegations on all sides, as the “damage that’s done to the (accused) individual’s reputation is irreparable.” He added that the verdict remains out on whether ESPN behaved responsibly in 2011 by airing the story detailing the allegations against Fine. More details need to be known about the sport network’s “state of mind” when it first published the story, Rubin said.  Ed Colomb, a sexual abuse surviv or and client at Vera House, said society and media, at large, make it difficult for those who have been sexually abused to come forward. Colomb said

he believes there’s a general lack of education in media and the public regarding sexual abuse, pointing to some individuals’ initial reactions to the allegations against Fine.  Instead of understanding the weight of the allegations levied by Davis and Lang, fans at a Syracuse basketball game gave Jim Boeheim, men’s basketball head coach, a standing ovation for initially defending his longtime associate coach. Boeheim later issued a statement apologizing for accusing Davis and Lang of lying, and for any statements that may have been “insensitive to victims of abuse.”  “When the allegations broke, it wasn’t about the victims,” Colomb said. “It was about SU.” Connor, the executive editor at The PostStandard, advised caution and emphasized that the U.S. Attorney’s decision to drop the investigation into the allegations earlier this month “did not address, at least publicly, truth or falseness in the accusations.” Said Connor: “I think we must resist the temptation to wrap it all up in a tidy narrative and think we know exactly what happened.”

od of time, said Todd Berger, assistant professor of law at Syracuse University’s College of Law. He said such factors include witnesses not remembering specific events or dying. “There’s a balancing test there because the more serious the events, the less inclined people are to allow the clock to run out on it,” Berger said. When a sexual offense is committed against someone under 18, the statute of limitations does not begin to run until the victim reaches the age of 18 or the offense is reported to a law enforcement agency, whichever comes first, Berger said. Murder, rape and incest have no statute of

limitations, he said. Markey will introduce this bill when the new session begins in January, Armstrong said. Since 2006, the assembly has passed the bill four times, but it has never come to a vote in the state Senate, Armstrong said. The bill was never introduced to the state Senate floor because the Republican Party controlled it. In the last two years, no Republican senator was willing to sponsor the bill in the Senate, he said. In February, Davis and Lang, along with their attorney, Gloria Allred, appeared at a press conference in the Legislative Office Building to support the Child Victims Act.

Having the one-year window would give Davis and Lang the opportunity to file suit, Allred said in a statement to The Daily Orange. “We believe that perpetrators of child sexual abuse should not be able to abuse the trust of victims and then hide behind the statute of limitations,” Allred said. Many have already pledged to support the bill and make sure it comes to the floor for a vote. “The assemblywoman’s view is that it is inevitable that this bill will be passed in both houses sooner or later,” Armstrong said. “The Democrats are the best hope for this bill.”

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ome Republicans in Congress have finally decided to abandon the idea of not raising taxes for any circumstances. Last week, the latest Republican member of Congress decided to give in. It should come as welcome news to those who think our government is dysfunctional. Instead, it shows politicians who used to stick to hardline positions softening. Americans for Tax Reform, headed by Grover Norquist, a conservative activist, established the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in 1986. He is best known for seeking to minimize the taxes Americans pay to government. The statement asks signers to pledge to their constituents that they will never vote or support any measure to increase taxes. But some congressmen decided to abandon the pledge. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge. If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that.” Chambliss disavowed the pledge on Thursday. He joins Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Chambliss and others’ decision to no longer abide by the pledge sets an example. Members of both parties will need to compromise to avoid the looming “fiscal cliff.” The cliff is approximately $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts. It would cut the deficit by $503 billion through September 2013, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It would also come at the price of millions of jobs and an economy, which would start shrinking. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the cuts and tax increases would be a “substantial threat” to the nation’s economy. Without a deal, these cuts will take effect on Dec. 31. Throughout President Barack Obama’s first term, Republicans tried to negotiate by threatening to stall economic progress. When the debt ceiling debate took place in 2011, Republicans argued strongly against letting tax rates on millionaires and billionaires increase. They chose to not raise the debt limit without a News Editor Editorial Editor Sports Editor Presentation Director Photo Editor Copy Chief Art Director Development Editor Social Media Producer Web Developer Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Sports Editor


to the left, to the left continuation of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Congress members had done without fanfare countless times in the past. They chose the debt ceiling as a symbolic way to show they were ideologically committed to not raising taxes, even if it meant causing damage to the country. The Norquist pledge was important in the debt ceiling debate and is important in the current debate between the two parties in trying to craft a deal to avoid the cuts. Obama and Democrats say they will not accept a deal without tax increases for the rich. Many Republicans say they will not accept a deal that raises taxes on the rich. Both parties have set high standards and strict set of demands. Unfortunately, they will not be easy to reconcile unless they change their positions. The move from several Republican congressmen to be open to increases in taxes demonstrates a turn in the right direction. The pledge was ideologically driven — it was not meant to put the country better off or produce better policy. Instead, it asked lawmakers to have an unnecessarily strict commitment, which could take the country’s economy down. Whether or not the pledge actually affected debate or was just meaningless is debatable. Some of those who do not sign or disavow it fear retribution from Norquist. Instead, some congressmen might be responding to their constituents’ preferences. Whether or not the pledge is meaningful, the change in attitude toward the pledge is. It will hopefully make compromise easier if Congress intends to walk away from the cliff.

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NY lawmakers must put party lines aside Partisanship within the New York State Senate has kept a bill that aims to extend the statute of limitations for child molestation from being discussed on the state Senate floor four times in the last six years. Although the bill, the Child Victims Act, will be reintroduced to a Democrat-controlled state Senate this January and may finally be picked up for discussion, it does not eliminate the underlying issue. The party lines and identification of the lawmakers is preventing dis-

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National Guard veterans create local graphic design firm By Natsumi Ajisaka STAFF WRITER

U.S. Army National Guardsmen Spc. Brian Kennedy and 1st Lt. Jason Uhlig showed up with tablets, eager to show off both albums of photos from Afghanistan and sketches of dinosaurs. The pair hosted a launch party on Friday at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, explaining their new business’ goals to the 150 patrons who milled in and out of the restaurant. After just returning from a five-month deployment in Afghanistan, Kennedy and Uhlig launched Iron Art, a Syracuse-based graphic design firm that will work closely with military veteran organizations. For the new businessmen, the first step was a simple query on Google: “NY state how to start a small business.” With just two employees and out-of-pocket funding, Iron Art is a small business — a deliberate decision, said Uhlig, director of the business. The two will first build media marketing and a support base, and hope that the

business’ growth will eventually “snowball,” Kennedy said. Iron Art is described as a “cognizant business,” dedicated to supporting other veterans and giving back to the Syracuse community, Uhlig said. The business’ name comes from Kennedy and Uhlig’s brigade’s battle cry, “Blood and iron, never forget,” a combination of the original battle cry from World War I and a tribute to 9/11 victims. For Kennedy and Uhlig, veterans of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade, the startup is an expansion of identities they formed during their recent deployment to the mostly monochromatic desert region. When deployed in Afghanistan, Uhlig produced the first versions of logo redesigns for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub, both important locales for Kennedy and Uhlig. The revamped Dinosaur Bar-B-Que logo was what Uhlig called a “terminator combat

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Residents from all 50 states file petitions to secede from country By Jacob Pramuk STAFF WRITER

President Barack Obama’s re-election has caused sharp reaction among some Americans: Residents in all 50 states have filed petitions to peacefully secede from the United States since he was re-elected. The petitions were filed through the White House website’s “We the People” program, the Daily Caller reported on Nov. 14. All of the petitions have been filed since Nov. 7, the day after

“It would take millions of such petitions and even then we settled much of this during the Civil War.”

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the election. The petitions signal a bitter sentiment toward Obama’s re-election. Though the secessions likely won’t gain any ground, the petitions illuminate post-election frustrations. The White House staff responds to petitions that have been signed by 25,000 people within 30 days of their filing, according to the White House website. Seven states’ petitions had accumulated the necessary signatures for review as of Sunday. A petition filed for Texas secession was signed 117,175 times. The White House staff has yet to issue any responses, but top state officials have refused to give support to the petitions, according to the website. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas issued a statement denouncing the Texas petition, the Dallas Morning News reported. Jeff Stonecash, a political science professor in Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, said in an

email that the secession sentiment is reflective of a small reactionary group, not the states as entities. “America is a very diverse nation and there are pockets of unusual views,” Stonecash said. “These are the expressions of tiny groups. They will go nowhere and represent the views of an alarmist crowd.” Stonecash said the requests would need wider public support to be legitimized by the federal government. “It would take millions of such petitions and even then we settled much of this during the Civil War,” he said. This reaction is typical after recent presidential elections. Stonecash said many on the political left reacted in the same way in the past. Similar sentiments surfaced after President George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004 and Obama’s first election in 2008, according to a Yahoo News report. James Ward, president of College Republicans at SU, said the petitions aren’t reflective of a legitimate desire to secede. Rather, they are symbolic of ongoing Republican frustrations with the Obama administration. “I don’t think it’s something you can take seriously, but it does show the power of this election,” he said. “I think what Republicans want is for President Obama and the Democrats to come across the table and take what they’re saying seriously.” Though Republicans may see the movement as a method for pushing toward their political motives, some students see it as a negative side effect of the two-party system. Ward said the harsh reaction to Obama’s re-election may have a moderating influence as time passes. He said it could help the country moving forward. “I think some of the criticisms that Republicans are saying constructively might help the country and the president,” Ward said. “It’ll help him lead the country better. It’s not a battle that’s over because he won the election.”

dinosaur,” complete with camouflage and combat boots. Kennedy’s first painting in Afghanistan was the unit’s patch, whose black background he filled with glow-in-the-dark stars that beamed an iridescent glow at night. Kennedy and Uhlig usually worked at night by flashlight in Afghanistan, when temperatures were cooler, using a backpack of art supplies from bazaars and care packages from the of CDS Monarch, a Rochester-based firm, as part of its Warrior Salute program for military veterans. The concrete wall of the battalion’s bunker, where the two created works of art, eventually became a source of pride for Kennedy and the rest of the battalion, which he said liked to “congregate” by the wall and take pictures. On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, near the end of one of his deployments, Kennedy decided to draw firefighters raising a flag at Ground Zero on the wall as a tribute. But a thin black Sharpie marker was all that was left of his art supplies.


Thorin appointed to national position President Barack Obama appointed Suzanne Thorin, dean of libraries and university librarian at SU, to the National Museum and Library Services Board. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg swore her in at a ceremony at the Supreme Court on Nov. 15. In her new position, Thorin will serve as one of eight newly appointed advisers to the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The National Museum and Library Services Board advises the IMLS director on general policy and practices, as well as selections for the National Medals for Museum and Library Service. The board includes the IMLS director and deputy directors, and 20 presidentially appointed members of the general public. The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums, according to a Nov. 21 SU News release.


University College, 1,809 students voted in favor of allowing University College students to serve in SA, and 1,639 voted against the change. The constitution for SA was written in the 1990s, and therefore the laws are not currently representative of the campus. The referenda were put up for vote to modernize these codes, Lustig said. “These codes were written in the early 1990s, so there is a lot that should be in the constitution that is not in there,” Lustig said. “A lot of it was just cleaning up what was in there and making it more relevant.” Besides the University College referendum,

“I kept running out of ink, so the other guys were coming up to me and handing me their markers and saying, ‘Here, you got to finish this,’” Kennedy said. “I kept drawing until each marker was literally in shreds.” Though Kennedy, the master artist, and Uhlig handle distinct ends of business operations, running the business is a collaboration of Kennedy’s highly visual nature and Uhlig’s practical personality. “I have so many ideas, but I can’t even finish them all,” Kennedy said. “Jay keeps me organized and focused and I keep him thinking outside the box.” Though he admits he “is not the best artist out there,” Kennedy said he still believes his artwork serves as a reminder of the possibilities of life, particularly for veterans who may feel typecast by their deployment. “I never thought you could do this in the military because I thought at first that it was all guns and gung-ho,” Kennedy said. ”But I think I’ve proven that you can be creative, too.”

Prince receives Chancellor’s Medal Prince Sultan bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was awarded Syracuse University’s Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement at a ceremony last week. Nearly 200 people attended the ceremony, which took place in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs’ atrium. The award honors individuals for their contributions to not only their own communities, but also the entire world. Past recipients include American composer Aaron Copland, U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and current U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Sultan received his master’s degree in social science from Maxwell and is currently next in line to the Saudi throne. He is the first Arab, first Muslim and youngest person to travel to space at age 28. Sultan also helped establish a partnership between SU and Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University, the first all-female university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. —Compiled by Jessica Iannetta, asst. news editor,

other referenda will make changes, including clarifying vague wording of sections of the SA constitution and creating a distinction between committees and boards within SA, said Jenn Bacolores, chair of the Board of Elections and Membership. These referenda passed easily: 2,943 students voted to clarify vague wording while only 418 did not, and 2,912 voted to make the distinction between committees and boards while 451 did not. The required majority to elect a member to the Judicial Review Board will be changed from a four-fifths majority to a two-thirds majority. For this referendum, 2,130 people voted in favor of changing the majority and 1,297 voted against it.



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ames Gibson, a professor at SUNY-ESF, recently traveled to a lesser-known locale: the Galapagos Islands. Gibson, who is also director of the Roosevelt Wild Life Station at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is part of a team of conservation scientists dropping poison bait on the Galapagos Islands in attempts to decrease the invasive rat population there. Before the end of November, the bait will be dropped by helicopter on the islands of Pinzon and Plaza Sur. The bait is specially formatted to attract only rats, so it will not harm other animals, according to a Nov. 20 ESF news release. In addition to the rat eradication project, Gibson is working with two colleagues at Wildlife Intel to produce extremely high-resolution images of the islands. These images will help the team monitor the ecosystem’s response to the eradication, according to the release. “The imaging is a first for Galapagos,” Gibbs said in the release. “If we can make this work several conservation groups want to start using it for monitoring ecological change due to management. We might end up with imagery from which individual cactus pads, tortoises etc. can be counted.” The Galapagos Islands’ biodiversity is one of its most important features, and that diversity played a major role in the work of Charles Darwin, according to the release. The nearly 180 million black and brown rats that now inhabit the islands were introduced to the Galapagos Islands by pirates and whalers in the 17th or 18th century, according to the release. The rats are a major threat to biodiversity in the Galapagos because they prey on the eggs and hatchlings of the island’s birds and reptiles, according to the press release. Gibbs has been involved with the Galapagos Islands in the past. In the last two years, he has worked with a team from ESF to help establish a population of giant tortoises on the island of Pinta to help restore the ecosystem. Gibbs is also a member of the Charles Darwin Foundation’s General Assembly, according to the release. He is also currently preparing for a fellowship from Ecuadorian government’s science directorate, which involves enhancing scientific investigation within the Galapagos National Park Service, according to the release.

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or the savvy shopper who craves the deals without the drama, and who might not be able to get out of class long enough on Monday to hit the malls, there is an answer. Cyber Monday is Black Friday for the new age shopper.

For most college students, Amazon has become nearly synonymous

After the term Cyber Monday made its debut on the public stage in

with spur-of-the-moment online shopping, and the site captures the

2005, it was only a matter of time before the domain name was taken

spirit of the day by unleashing a flurry of sales for Cyber Monday.

and an entire website was dedicated to this day of fiscal celebration.

There’s an even sweeter deal for thrifty students who want to save is almost like the Google of online shopping —

on sometimes-exhaustive shipping costs: Though not particular to

it takes the best deals from all different online retailers across the

Cyber Monday, college students can register on Amazon Student for

world and compiles them in one location.

free Amazon Prime shipping benefits for six months.

While the holiday is by far the website’s coup de grace, the site

If you’re scoping out deals on Amazon, though, time is of the

operates year round. This year, the website’s featured merchants

essence. The site released its deals on Sunday morning. The online

include Wal-Mart, RadioShack and The site has a

shopping mogul specializes in electronics sales, so technology buffs

“holiday” tab for customers looking to browse all of the best sales

are likely to find great prices on TVs, video games and cameras.

available for the most wonderful time of the year.

Target got an early jump on Cyber Monday deals, posting them on

The clock is ticking for shoppers to get their Cyber Monday shopping

Sunday, a day earlier than most retailers. The chain is also pushing

in — or at least that’s what the Macy’s website would have people

“Cyber Week,” branching into seven days of deals. Like most stores

believe. The website is pushing watch sales prominently while also

on Cyber Monday, most of Target’s biggest sales are online-only

littering the design with “Cyber Monday” references.

exclusives, and Cyber Week stretches until Saturday, Dec. 1.

While the watches are the main focus of the sale, the site boasts

Target is also incentivizing e-shoppers with the promise of free

just shy of 1,000 different sale items for shoppers to browse through.

shipping for $50 worth of purchases on eligible items. Target’s sales

Since Cyber Monday is all about allowing people to grab great

include music, movies, video games and more. Knocking out most of

deals from the comfort of their own homes or dorm rooms, Macy’s is

the names on your Christmas shopping list has never been easier.

also pushing free shipping. To keep promoting bigger sales, this deal

Need more incentive? The retailer is throwing in gift cards with

is available only to online shoppers who reach the price floor of $75. 

certain sales. —Compiled by Erik van Rheenen and Chelsea DeBaise, asst. feature editors,,

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Holiday shopping expands beyond single-day event


uring the biggest shopping day of the year, the hunt for a new pair of boots took a chaotic turn when a crowd of coupon clippers and sale hunters shrouded my view of a mountain-high stack of marked-down boots at the world’s largest Macy’s, located in New York City. In the end, I successfully grabbed my brown riding boots alongside a newfound respect for what I can only describe as the Macy’s store “boot bouncers,” who handed me my well-deserved prize. Their yelling, as well as their blacked-out getups, led me right to the sectioned-off scene of caffeine-fueled, boxthrowing customers. As the economic whirlwind of Black Friday continued, I found that a shared experience between customers existed in the hour-long checkout lines, overcrowded food courts and aggressive rack searching that followed my dragging shopping bags throughout several packed malls. It was Black Friday, and the




ironically obsessed with florals crowds and great deals were all an essential part of the experience. But in terms of recent sales and retail numbers, the iconic daylong, door-busting event may be a thing of the past. According to the National Retail Federation, a 21 percent increase in store and website visits occurred on Thanksgiving — a day that became dedicated solely to bargain hunting after feasting on turkey. Big-name retailers like Wal-Mart and Target illuminated store windows at the stroke of 8 p.m. for eager buyers, resulting in 35 million shopping trips on Thanksgiving Day alone. Commercials and ads, as well as spotlights on news broadcasts, became constant teasers in the lead-up toward the big weekend. With Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday following quickly on its heels, Black Friday is now spanning out to be a five-day weekend of nonstop shopping. For many bedridden shoppers who are continuing their credit card tirades on free shipping deals and half-off sales from the comfort of their laptops, a simple question arises: Is Black Friday dead? In fashion and retail terms, the answer is

no. If anything, the easy-deal essence of Black Friday now lives in a weekend-long hunt to satisfy checkout thirsts, creating several outlets for these thirsts to thrive. From Kohl’s trips to’s 50 percent-off glory, the options are endless. And with the new trend of Small Business Saturday deals becoming a part of the tradition, resources for fellow sale hunters are growing. Vintage fashion trucks from local boutiques took over the City Hall Plaza of Boston during Saturday’s big cash-saving event, Examiner. com reported on Nov. 24. For wardrobe hunters who aren’t looking toward big-name retailers for closet revamps, the increase in small but economically beneficial events like this may become a new trend in fast-track consumerism. As for the raging crowds and cramping cartfilled aisles, those factors are nowhere near extinction. If you spent any part of the weekend sitting shoulder to shoulder with fellow food court strangers after Forever 21 sweater hunting, JC Penney pea coat searching and Macy’s little black dress sifting, the sentimental — and, at times, strange — value in early morning shopping remains intact and very much alive. The season of holiday shopping and occasional shoving charges on in Black Friday spirit and extends into thriftier terrain with more time. Whether you prefer to do your shopping pajama clad or turkey stuffed, the options for greater deals are endless and easier to access than ever. Daisy Becerra is a junior magazine journalism major. Her column appears every other Monday. She can be reached at

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‘Halo,’ ‘Call of Duty’ reload storylines with jolts of innovative gameplay, fresh twists on shooter genre By Isaac Davis STAFF WRITER


othing gets gamers in the holiday spirit like super soldiers saving the world from behind a gun. At least that’s what Microsoft and Activision are hoping this year. Here are two games that will make people thankful that there are fictional militaries to save us every time the apocalypse comes around.

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“Halo 4” “Halo 4” had an uncertain fate since its beginning. The series creators at Bungie left this one to Microsoft, which started a new studio, 343 Industries, for the sole purpose of making “Halo” games. The new team had a lot to prove, but it has successfully shown that it knows “Halo” — maybe a little too well. The ending of “Halo 3” saw space marine Master Chief and his artificial intelligence companion, Cortana, teleported to the far reaches of the universe. This was a great chance for the developers to change everything. But within the first minutes of “Halo 4,” the Chief finds himself shooting Covenant Grunts and Elites. Players eventually meet the ancient alien Prometheans, who take up the helm as new enemies, but about two-thirds of the game looks like the “Halo” they know. On the bright side, this is the best “Halo” has ever looked. The lighting, weapon detail, massive vistas and everything else show that the 5-year-old Xbox 360 still has some tricks up its sleeve. As for the story, even when the new doomsday plot of the week seems forced, the exploration of Chief and Cortana’s relationship is engaging. Other additions, like missions in bulky mesh suits and high-speed starfighters, change the pace even more. Multiplayer mode, now dubbed “War Games,” has simply made things more like

“Call of Duty.” Previously, “Halo” matches were races to control the best guns, but the new system sets players up with a predetermined weapons loadout that can be upgraded by leveling up. The action remains the same, though, and fans of both series will enjoy the new bits. The Firefight survival mode has been replaced with Spartan Ops, a short cooperative campaign that is updated weekly with new missions. As a campaign, it seems a bit lacking. But taken as Firefight-plus-story, it’s a good excuse to keep returning to the game. 343 Industries is set to make at least two more “Halo” games, and this is an excellent foundation for the future. However, I hope that next time around the team gets as adventurous with the campaign as it did with the multiplayer.

‘HALO 4’

Platform: Xbox 360 ($60) Developer: 343 Industries Rating:

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“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” The first “Black Ops” was a welcome shift from the “Modern Warfare” side of “Call of Duty,” with its conspiracy theory-based storyline and bizarre-yetpopular Zombies mode. “Black Ops II” sees Treyarch continuing to carve its own identity into the franchise, but has COD fatigue started to set in? The story mode follows David Mason, son of the first game’s hero, in 2025 as he tries to stop a terror plot involving the U.S. unmanned drone fleet. For the first time in the series, player choices affect the direction of the story. Each mission has at least one objective, like protecting or killing certain characters, which can be failed as the story continues. It feels much more dynamic than previous campaigns, but none of the missions are fantastic, except for a late-game invasion of Los Angeles. The setting does add fun to the multiplayer, giving players access to scopes that can see through walls and heat wave generators that keep enemies out of their radius. Players can now choose from almost any 10 items when creating classes. They can double-up on perks or even remove all guns in favor of just a knife, if they like. The core gameplay, though, is still pure “Call of Duty.” Aim, fire, earn experience.

The Zombies mode is mostly unchanged, with one added mode called “TranZit.” Here, players can board a robot-driven bus that drives in five different locations. They can then upgrade the bus with found parts, like a roof hatch to take zombies out from above. The story changes are the biggest this year. But without the gameplay to back up its ambitions, the work falls to multiplayer and zombies, which remain well-built, but haven’t improved much. Eight games into this yearly cycle, it may be time to take a break.


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Three-headed ground game pushes Orange past Owls in final Big East contest By Chris Iseman



HILADELPHIA — Adonis Ameen-Moore couldn’t wait to get to the sideline. The Syracuse running back had just run 18 yards for a touchdown through a wide-open hole created by his offensive line. There was no Temple defender in his SYRACUSE 38 path to even threaten him TEMPLE 20 on his way to the end zone. For a running back who is used to getting a couple carries per game in goal-line situations, an 18-yard run strayed far from his usual workload. “My goodness,” Moore said. “That hole was so wide open I couldn’t wait to see Sean (Hickey) and (Rob) Trudo when I got to the sideline; I just had to thank them.” Temple tried to shut down Syracuse’s offense by double-teaming Alec Lemon. The Owls (4-7,

2-5 Big East) had no answer for the Orange’s triple-threat running game, which once again carried Syracuse (7-5, 5-2) to a win. This time it was a 38-20 victory over Temple in front of 22,317 fans at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday in SU’s regular-season finale. The Orange’s three-headed monster of Jerome Smith, Prince-Tyson Gulley and Ameen-Moore combined for 236 yards and three touchdowns. As a team, SU racked up 260 yards on the ground. When Temple’s defense all but shut down Syracuse’s biggest downfield threat, Alec Lemon, the Orange never panicked. “They doubled Alec pretty much most of the game,” quarterback Ryan Nassib said. “They did a good job of switching up their looks, but they had a tough time stopping the run game, so we stuck with the run game and we kept gashing them, pounding the rock.” The Orange lost two fumbles on its first

two drives, both in Temple’s territory. But turnovers that could’ve sent Syracuse into a tailspin early this season were minor blips on an otherwise spotless day for the Orange. Syracuse first scored early in the second quarter. Gulley and Smith combined for 30 yards on three plays to march the Orange down to the Owls’ 24. Nassib then found Marcus Sales in the front of the end zone, and Sales pulled down the catch over Temple defensive back Anthony Robey. Syracuse scored again on Ameen-Moore’s burst through a hole that came from stellar blocking from SU’s offensive linemen for the 18-yard scoring run. Moore had 10 carries on Friday, the most he’s had all year. Ameen-Moore stepped up and barreled through the Owls defense all game long. And even though Temple tried to take Lemon out of Syracuse’s game plan, he still managed to create space for long catches when he needed to. In the third quarter, he caught a 31-yard pass that brought Syracuse from Temple’s 45 all the way to the 14. From there, Syracuse’s running game took over again. Smith and Ameen-Moore finished


included. I didn’t think this team would finish 7-5, not the way it played at times during the year when it repeatedly beat itself by making inopportune mistakes. But then SU showed me and everyone else that it would follow through on what the players said all year long. They would learn to take care of the football. They would stop making mistakes. And they would be tough to beat. So when it was down 10 points to Temple on Friday, Syracuse recovered by forcing a turnover on the Owls. When Owls running back Montel Harris fumbled on a punt return, Syracuse made sure to recover the ball. The Orange erased the early mistakes quickly and played flawlessly for the rest of the game. “I think it shows a lot about the maturity of the team and the trust we have for one another,” Nassib said. “We knew the defense was going to come in and make some stops, and everyone on offense trusted each other to do their job, and when everyone does their job, that’s when plays happen.” Head coach Doug Marrone and his coaches deserve credit for the way they adjusted their game plans as the season wore on. When the players started struggling, the coaches simplified everything. When ball security was lacking, the coaches corrected it quickly and turned the problem around. Syracuse’s turnover margin made an incredible jump from minus-10 midway through the year to minus-1 at the end of the season. When the Orange’s running game powered

off the drive by covering 10 of the final 14 yards, capped off with a 1-yard run from Ameen-Moore to put the Orange up 24-20. Syracuse tacked on late touchdowns to seal the win. “We are pretty banged up and we just kept fighting through this game; it was a very physical game and a well-fought game,” head coach Doug Marrone said. “It was a game where we made some plays in the end and we were able to win.” Gulley covered 40 yards on three plays at the start of the fourth quarter to add one more touchdown for the Orange, and then a late picksix by Keon Lyn in the game’s final minutes made it an 18-point rout for Syracuse. The Orange’s running backs, a unit that developed into Syracuse’s most dangerous threat for opposing defenses, kept the team’s offense clicking again. “Coming out in the second half, it was just that first drive we had; we ran the ball very well,” left tackle Justin Pugh said. “So the coaches said ‘Hey, we’re going to put this on the offensive line. We’re going to put this on the running backs.’”

the team to wins, Marrone stuck with it and that plan carried Syracuse to a postseason appearance. And defensive coordinator Scott Shafer showed an unparalleled ability to adjust his schemes on the fly. Most of all, a never-give-up attitude became apparent in the Orange toward the end of the season. It’s how Syracuse scored 21 points in the fourth quarter on the road against Missouri to win 31-27. And it’s why, on Friday, an early 10-0 deficit could’ve just as easily been a tie game and Syracuse would’ve played the exact same way — without panic and with plenty of fight. “I think it’s a great win for these kids; they’ve worked so hard, they’ve gone through so much,” Marrone said. “And it just goes to show you a lot about their character and pride.” So Syracuse went from a weekly question mark to a formidable team capable of beating every opponent on its schedule, even taking down then-unbeaten Louisville by 19 points. Now the Orange is headed for a bowl game for the second time in three years after finishing this season with a winning record. Syracuse is not the same team it was at the start of the year. This team is better. “We’ve got a lot of confidence going against every team we play,” wide receiver Alec Lemon said. “We know we belong on the same field as them, if not beating them.” Syracuse lost a few battles along the way, but it ended up winning the war. Chris Iseman is an asst. sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at cjiseman@ or on Twitter @chris_iseman. 

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ryan maccammon | staff photographer MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS directs the Syracuse offense in its 87-51 win against Colgate on Sunday afternoon. Carter-Williams recorded 13 assists and scored eight points. Eight of the Orange’s first nine field goals on Sunday were assisted by the point guard.


of his team’s first nine field goals.With his backcourt partner, Triche, operating almost exclusively off the ball when the two were on the court together, Carter-Williams ran the offense — both half-court and fast-break — with confidence. A connection was forged with James Southerland, a streaky-shooting senior swingman, who found his range from outside early. Carter-Williams attacked the paint in transition on Syracuse’s fourth possession of the game only to kick it back out to Southerland for a 3-pointer from the wing. It was a play repeated at the 10:34 mark of the first half when Southerland converted his second of four 3s in the first half. “Michael is doing a great job of finding open guys,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s really playing as well as any point guard we’ve had in a long time in terms of getting the ball to people, making plays for other people.” Carter-Williams missed a runner that bounced too strong off the backboard in the opening 90 seconds of the game, but after that he adopted a new mantra. He passed first, passed second and — almost begrudgingly — looked to shoot third. He scored his first points of the game on a dunk to open the scoring at the 19:06 mark of the second half, by which point he had dished out nine assists compared to just one turnover. Carter-Williams finished the game with eight points, four steals and six rebounds to go along with his 13 assists — a total that matched the career high of assistant coach Gerry McNamara. “He was terrific,” McNamara said. “He’s seeing the floor really well right now and really getting everybody involved. The last few games,

you really couldn’t have picked apart the game better than Michael has. I’m really happy for his progression and proud of him.” Over the last three games, Carter-Williams has tallied 33 assists while turning the ball over only seven times. It’s evidence that his transition from do-it-all high school star to sparsely used, oft-frustrated freshman to starting point guard is finally settling in for the 6-foot-5-inch sophomore. Even on the plays where his team did not score, he ran the offense successfully to create open shots. On the three possessions prior to the aforementioned miss by Christmas, Carter-Williams created two wide-open looks for sharpshooter Trevor Cooney — one in transition and one in the half-court offense — as well as an easy layup for Grant off a pick-and-roll. With his quickness and size advantage against a team whose point guard, Mitch Rolls, was five inches shorter, Carter-Williams certainly could have scored in double figures. Southerland even said he could net 20 every game with ease. But it was the maturity of a true floor leader that Carter-Williams displayed on Sunday, and his team will be better off for it. “I think I was definitely blessed by God with some court awareness and just to understand the game,” Carter-Williams said. “And I think I’ve worked very hard at it and just tried to find my open teammates.” @Michael_Cohen13



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“I just looked and groaned,” Murrell said. “That’s just how the game is sometimes — it’s tough, but everyone felt like we could’ve been the ones celebrating today.” Instead, the group of orange-clad visiting fans had to celebrate the end of Syracuse’s most successful season in program history. SU never won an NCAA tournament game and last made an appearance in 1984. This year’s team — coming off a three-win season in 2011 — upset Cornell and Virginia Commonwealth last week to reach the Sweet 16 and nearly advanced again. But Syracuse didn’t do enough on Sunday to keep its historic season alive. Fifteen minutes after a well-timed pass by Murrell to the head of Jordan Vale gave Syracuse a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute, head coach Ian McIntyre seemingly erased his offensive scheme in favor of a “packed-in” approach on defense. That allowed the Hoyas to take over in the second half. Georgetown never let SU expand on that early lead. The Hoyas attempted 16 shots to Syracuse’s four in regulation, but McIntyre said he thought his plan was effective enough to win. “For the most part, we thought we did a good job limiting them to shots they didn’t want to take,” McIntyre said. “That strategy is something we’ve used against teams like Cornell before with success, so we did it again.” McIntyre’s defense-first strategy foiled the Hoyas for 84 minutes. But in the 85th minute, Georgetown’s Brandon Allen regained possession of a ball he tried to shoot deep in the Syracuse box. Allen found enough open space to hit a left-footed shot past SU goalkeeper Alex Bono to tie the game at 1-1 with five minutes left in regulation.

It meant Syracuse’s choice to sacrifice its second-half offense backfired. And senior captain Ted Cribley said it signaled the change in momentum in a game that would prove to be his last. “We tried not to focus on what just happened, but it was tough,” Cribley said. “You have to regroup and we tried not to let those thoughts about how close we came overcome us. It wasn’t easy.” Syracuse had persevered after Allen’s backbreaking score for 20 more minutes and was rewarded with a winner-take-all scenario in penalty kicks. And with the stable of goal-scorers at his disposal, it could’ve been the chance McIntyre needed to pull away from the Hoyas. But the head coach sent Juuso Pasanen, a freshman who did not appear in regulation or either overtime period, to start the shootout instead of a proven goal-scorer like Tony Asante or Louis Clark. Pasanen missed the goal entirely, putting Syracuse at a disadvantage it would never recover from. “Penalty kicks are sort of like the lottery,” McIntyre said in defense of using Pasanen in the critical situation. “We go with who wants a penalty kick the most, and that’s who we send out there.” Georgetown never missed on its first four attempts, though. When Murrell — the fourth Syracuse shooter — misfired on his attempt, it secured the Hoyas’ win. With the ball in his hands, Gomez sprinted by Murrell and past midfield. There, a pile of Georgetown players greeted him — a moment Murrell thought Syracuse could’ve had again, but it wasn’t meant to be. “It’s disappointing to know that it’s over,” Murrell said. “This season was amazing, and we lost to an amazing opponent. I guess it fits, but you never want it to stop.”

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Syracuse proves doubters wrong with 5-1 finish to turn season around after slow start CHRIS ISEMAN

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HILADELPHIA — The first quarter ended with Syracuse down 10-0 after turning the ball over on its first two drives of the game. It was an ugly start to the end of the regular season. And yet it meant nothing. There was no panic from the players. The idea of “Here we go again” was never relevant. This was nothing more than a slow beginning to a game the Orange would eventually turn into a rout in its favor. “We’ve been there, done that. We’ve been down like that before. We knew that we really hurt ourselves,” quarterback Ryan Nassib said. “We had two fumbles in the first two drives. … It was only a matter of time until we started clicking.” This is a different Syracuse team than the one that took the field in the first half of the season. It’s battletested. The players learned from seemingly every mistake they made during a year that appeared to be destined to become another forgettable season. Syracuse went from a struggling team to one that’s among the best in the Big East by finishing the season 5-1. On the way, the Orange proved plenty of people wrong, myself



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sam maller | asst photo editor (FROM TOP) Ritchy Desir celebrates SU’s win over Temple, capping a strong end to a year that Durell Eskridge (3) and SU started 2-4.


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Carter-Williams leads SU offense with 13 assists By Michael Cohen



ith a wave of his hand, Michael Carter-Williams turned away Rakeem Christmas’ attempt at a screen. A circular gesture seconds later sent Jerami Grant cutting through the SYRACUSE 87 Syracuse COLGATE 51 offense from one side of the court to the other. The possession ended with the ball

in the hands of Christmas — on a pass from Grant — for a well-constructed turnaround jumper that went in and out of the rim. And though the result was a missed shot, Carter-Williams had once again run the offense to perfection. Just as he did all game long. “He’s able to find guys,” senior guard Brandon Triche said. “If we would have made a few more open shots he probably would have had close to 20 assists.” Instead Carter-Williams settled

for 13, a career high, and tied for the fourth-highest total in school history. His brilliant distribution was coupled with excellent decision-making in a performance that picked apart the Colgate defense in an 87-51 win. For the third straight contest, Carter-Williams dictated the flow of the game, this time to the delight of 21,085 inside the Carrier Dome. He dazzled the fans from the opening tip on Sunday, assisting on eight


SU’s historic year ends in loss to GU on penalty kicks By Nick Toney STAFF WRITER

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jordan Murrell lowered his head when Syracuse’s third-round NCAA tournament game ended, looking away from his missed penalty kick and avoiding the GEORGETOWN 4 sight of GeorgeSYRACUSE 2 town’s celebration. On Sunday at Georgetown’s North Kehoe Field, Syracuse

brought another ranked opponent — the No. 3-seed Hoyas — to the brink of an upset. But that upset was put on hold when Georgetown tied the game 1-1 with five minutes remaining in regulation. And after two extra-time periods, the upset bid ended when Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez smothered Murrell’s shot, securing a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks and a spot in the Elite Eight for the Hoyas.


Nov. 26, 2012