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Farewell address Student Association

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members ate Chipotle while outgoing members said their goodbyes. Page 3

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cuse University has raised $930 million since it started in 2005. The campaign, which went public in July 2007 and will end Dec. 31, 2012, has a goal of raising $1 billion. Officials say the campaign is slightly ahead of schedule at this point.



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Tomaselli admits to abusing adolescent By Michael Cohen SPORTS EDITOR

AUBURN, Maine — The Maine man who accused Bernie Fine, former associate men’s basketball coach at Syracuse University, of molesting him has “come clean” and admitted to sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy. Zach Tomaselli, 23, of Lewiston, Maine, faces 11 charges TOMASELLI stemming from his relationship with the younger brother of his best friend. The boy is now 15 years old, Tomaselli said. “I realize what I’ve done,” Tomaselli said. “I’m in counseling, and I’m very apologetic.” Tomaselli met with The Daily Orange in Auburn, Maine, on Saturday. There he revealed for the first time to the media, he said, the specific details of the relationship with the boy. The two became close at Camp Connor in Poland, Maine, where Tomaselli was a counselor in the summers of 2008 and 2009, he said. Tomaselli was 19 years old



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Funding for Syracuse University’s billion-dollar campaign is continuing to gain momentum and is slightly ahead of schedule, with $930 million raised since the campaign started in 2005. The Campaign for SU went public in July 2007 and will end Dec. 31, 2012, with the goal of raising $1 billion. Brian Sischo, vice president of development, said he is confident the money will be raised on time. By December 2010, the goal was to reach $800 million. But by the end of October 2010, the campaign already raised $801 million. The goal for the last two years of the campaign was to increase young alumni donations. “Generation Orange” is a group of young energized alumni that Sischo said would pull the university over the billion-dollar hump with only one year remaining. Young alumni is not the only group Sischo is targeting. The university, through Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s strong connections and fundraising abilities, has received donations from major corporations such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other private foundations, Sischo said. With the money the university has

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during the summer of 2008, and the victim was 12. During the summertime, Tomaselli said, he subconsciously began to groom the boy into someone he could take advantage of. Tomaselli said he bought the boy donuts and a new pair of headphones for his iPod. He said he subconsciously thought of himself and the boy as the same age. “But this was kind of — in my mind — I thought it was being his friend,” he said. “But subconsciously I guess I was starting to groom him.” They spent roughly 10 hours a day together during the summer, Tomaselli said. They were at camp together during the day and played ultimate Frisbee with the victim’s older brother in the afternoon, he said. By the end of that summer, Tomaselli said he had feelings for the boy that he didn’t want to have and that he suspected the boy had the same feelings as a result of being groomed. Tomaselli said he fondled the boy once in the summer of 2009 and a few other times in 2010. During the summer of 2010, Tomaselli said he began abusing


Officials, students say Advocacy Center’s purpose, services clear with name change By Kirkley Luttman STAFF WRITER

One semester following the R.A.P.E. Center’s name change to the Advocacy Center, officials noticed an overall positive response. “We have had many students, staff and faculty comment to us that the name change communicates a much more welcoming message,” said Janet Epstein, director of the Advocacy Center, in an email. “All are more comfortable with the name, and many have commented to us that the name reflects our mission so much more

accurately than the previous name.” A group of students, including R.A.P.E. Center volunteers, staff and faculty, decided on the new name at the beginning of the semester after concerns were raised. “We were very concerned by reports from students that the R.A.P.E. Center name led some students to the incorrect assumption that our services are limited to assistance regarding incidents of rape rather than a broad spectrum of concerns related to interpersonal violence,” Epstein said. The Advocacy Center, located at

111 Waverly Ave. in the lower level of the Syracuse University Health Services building, provides yearround 24-hour support and assistance seven days a week for SU and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students, Epstein said. The mission of the center is to provide support and advocacy for those who have been affected by sexual and/or relationship violence, to coordinate comprehensive campus violence prevention and education programs, and engage

students in dialogue about violence prevention, Epstein said. Department of Public Safety Lt. Kathy Pabis had a similar response to the name change and found it to be an easier way to refer those who need assistance. Pabis said circumstances don’t always include rape and that sometimes it could be a case of domestic offense. Now it’s easier for victims to go to the Advocacy Center because they know it’s not just a rape center, she said. “We do not deal with just one gender. We work with all walks of life

and cultures, and you want to refer people to where they feel comfortable,” Pabis said. Sarah Taddeo, a junior newspaper journalism major, said she would be far more comfortable seeking help from the renamed center. “R.A.P.E. Center sounds like a 911 call. The name Advocacy Center sounds like they would have more resources than the R.A.P.E. Center, like they would advocate on your behalf, not just count you off like you’re another number,” Taddeo said.



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DEC. 6, 1960 Changes Asked in Food Service by Shaw Dorm R

epresentatives of Shaw Dormitory sought improvements in Food Service on Monday night by agreeing to present a letter of criticism to Ursula Pettingill, director of Food Service. The meeting included the All-Shaw Council, representatives to the Food Service Committee, the head residents and the floor presidents. The groups reviewed actions leading to a meeting of all Shaw residents Sunday night Shaw coordinator Bonnie Bean said of the meeting: “We want to help Food Service and help ourselves by straightening out these problems. Residents of Shaw on Sunday night voted overwhelmingly in favor of taking some actions toward getting improvement in the university’s Food Service. ... The meeting of all Shaw residents was called to a vote on a proposed letter to be sent to Mrs. Pettingill, director of Food Service, pointing out alleged weaknesses in the service and calling for “immediate” improvement. The letter concluded with the statement that Shaw residents would abstain from eating in their dining hall if improvements were not made soon. Criticisms Specific criticisms include use of leftovers for the main dish, poorly cooked meat,

absence of covers on sugar bowls, lack of fresh fruit and the use of cracked china and bent silver. The action started Saturday by a group of approximately 20 Shaw residents who brought their complaints to All-Shaw Council, the governing body of the dormitory. ... The residents agreed in a straw vote that some actions should be taken outside the regular channels, but the meeting fell into confusion during discussion on the proposed abstention. ... During discussion, coeds became highly emotional, adding to the confusion. “We’re not asking them for any more than we’ve already paid for,” one student said, while another commented that Food Service is “really sneaky.” ... Most of the objections to such action were on the grounds of expense or possible prosecution under the anti-demonstration act. Many students noted that Food Service ignored requests for improvement, but following the meeting, a staff member of the Food Service Committee said, “They (Food Service officials) are absolutely receptive” to constructive criticism. —Compiled by Maddy Berner, staff writer, and Stephanie Bouvia, asst. copy editor,


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Casey, Rickert issue farewells at meeting By Rachael Barillari STAFF WRITER

stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor Renovations on Sitrus on the Hill, the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center’s bar and grill, were completed in November. The hotel’s renovations began last December with guest room updates.

Sheraton still on schedule with updates By Alexandra Hitzler STAFF WRITER

Despite a few setbacks, including equipment coming in late, the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center is still on track for renovation completions before the new year. The hotel is in its final phase of interior renovations, said Gil Reyes, hotel manager. The hotel is in the middle of renovating the front desk and gift shop area. The front desk is also being transformed into a pod-like structure instead of a traditional hotel desk, Reyes said. Rachel’s Restaurant, located on the hotel’s first floor, is also being completely renovated. Hotel officials expect the restaurant to be complet-

ed by late December, Reyes said. Despite a few minor setbacks, hotel officials expect the construction to be completed by Dec. 30, Reyes said. “Knock on wood, we are on pace to finish about 95 percent of our renovations on time,” he said. “Anything minor left over is due to items arriving late from overseas.” The hotel’s renovations began last December, with the remodeling of the hotel’s 235 guest rooms, Reyes said. Hotel officials began with the most challenging aspects of their interior renovations first, during a time when hotel occupancy was particularly low, he said. “We wanted to focus on the biggest guest impact areas first while

our hotel occupancy was down, so minimal guest issues would occur,” Reyes said. After the renovations of the guest rooms, the hotel began renovations on the hotel’s bar and grill, Sitrus on the Hill. “The complete renovation of Sitrus on the Hill, formerly known as Seasons at the Hill, was a big task because not only did we have a complete facelift to our bar, but we also rebranded it,” Reyes said. “This would call for a new marketing strategy and a new menu to attract more guests to this outlet.” The hotel’s renovations on Sitrus on the Hill were completed in


Red Bull to screen snowboarding movie in Gifford By Joey Cosco


Even without the thinnest layer of snow on the ground, Tuesday’s showing of “The Art of Flight” is anticipated to leave the audience aching for more snowboard action. The Syracuse Outing Club and University Union will present Curt Morgan’s newest outdoor adventure masterpiece, “The Art of Flight,” in Gifford Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse at 8 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public. The film follows a group of international professional snowboarders, including Travis Rice, Scotty Lago and Mark Landvik, on their adventure to conquer North America’s most beautiful peaks. The crew

“We’re definitely going to expect some huge thrills. I promise everyone is going to walk out of here excited for snowboarding.” Gino Rosignano


reportedly set off intentional avalanches just for their riding and filming pleasure. The filming equipment leaves the audience with a crystal clear view of all the Alaskan action.

“It’s Travis Rice and a few friends kicking it down mountains,” said Gino Rosignano, student brand manager for Red Bull. “It’s pretty extreme. The average person wouldn’t be able to do it.” Rosignano, a junior finance and information technology major, said Red Bull is sponsoring the event, where there will be free Red Bull and other prizes. The film was produced by Red Bull Media House, he said. The screening is also supposed to highlight snowboarding as a fun way to stay active during the harsh Central New York winter ahead. Nick Griffin, a senior applied science and fisheries management major at the State University of New


The final Student Association meeting of the 55th session and the fall semester was one of farewell speeches and heartfelt goodbyes. The meeting proved especially meaningful for President Neal Casey and Comptroller Jeff Rickert as they addressed the assembly for the last time. The meeting was held in the atrium of the William B. Heroy Geology Building at 7:30 p.m. Monday. As the assembly gathered in the atrium, members chattered about the exciting goals met throughout the past session, such as reaching full representation, and possibilities for next semester. The assembly gathered at large linen-covered tables and ate burritos catered by Chipotle. Most cabinet members spoke of their committee’s successes and all were thankful of the representatives’ continuous efforts to complete projects and start new initiatives. Taylor Carr, Student Life Committee chair, said that SA was the place he could express his passion for making a difference. Bonnie Kong, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, stressed the importance of what SA can do for Syracuse University and reminded the assembly that SA can always do more. Saying goodbye proved difficult for Rickert, who said his role as comptroller for the past two years has shaped his time at SU and has made him a more mature individual. “It’s been tough at times — being both the most hated and most loved person in SA — it is hard to juggle that sometimes. I have always tried to make every decision with the best interest of the student body in mind,” Rickert said. “It’s been a great ride.”

Casey began his speech by individually thanking every cabinet member. “SA has been an incredibly important organization to me since I started in January of my freshman year,” Casey said. “It has defined my time here at SU, and it has made me fall in love with it.” The final pieces of advice Casey gave to the assembly included the importance of working with administration and not against it, having patience with issues and decision making, and the necessity of collaboration. “Don’t think of just what SA can do for you, but what it can do for all students,” Casey said. At the close of Casey’s speech, he wished the next session good luck as the assembly erupted in applause. Although the meeting functioned as an evening of farewells, business was still conducted with the unanimous passing of a bill titled Elected Student Representative to Syracuse University Alumni Association Board of Directors. The bill added a clause to the election codes enforcing the election of a first-year student to the board who will stay in that office for the entirety of his or her undergraduate career. Kong lead the motion to pass the bill, originally presented to the assembly for approval at last week’s meeting. The bill was not voted on at that time because it was recalled to the Administrative Operation Committee for review. SA will reconvene on Jan. 23, 2012, for the first meeting of the 56th session. Dylan Lustig and Stephen DeSalvo, the recently elected president and comptroller, respectively, will run the meeting.



PJ Alampi, Board of Elections and Membership chair, stressed the importance of reaching full capacity this session.

HE SAID IT “Don’t think of just what SA can do for you, but what it can do for all students.” Neal Casey



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As one of SA’s most senior members, Kong continued to conduct business at the final meeting of the 55th session with the passage of the final bill of the session.


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The SA president-elect, to take over in January 2012, left the final meeting early in the midst of farewell addresses.

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SA asks students to get involved in debate on SU’s reputation I am thankful as each class day begins for my decision to attend Syracuse University. Enrolling in a school where I am among a large group of bright, hardworking and diverse students was of importance to me throughout the college search. With the recent accusations of sexual abuse in the media and the toll that the end of the semester can take on all of us, it can be quite easy to forget about the composition of the institution that we pay our allegiance, our tuition and our endless support to. This semester, Nicholas Iaquinto, a Student Association assemblymember, and I have spent significant time addressing the recent national attention that SU has received in regards to its national academic ranking, its vision for admitting students and its increased focus on the greater Syracuse community. This semester, we were fortunate enough to have Don Saleh, vice president of enrollment management, as well as

LET TER TO THE EDITOR beloved professor of history David Bennett in to speak to assemblymembers regarding these highly important and topical issues. Both gentlemen raised valid points regarding SU’s vision. While Bennett voiced his concerns about the selectivity and practicality of Syracuse’s policies, he made clear that SU has adopted a valiant and admirable way of recruiting and admitting future students. Saleh detailed the significant benefits of admitting a class of students who are increasingly defined by more than traditional standardized testing methods, but still acknowledged the validity of the metrics that most national schools rely upon. It becomes quite clear that this issue cannot be answered simply or quantitatively. Those who agree but are skeptical of SU’s

new vision can accept that this issue carries significant importance. Although I don’t pretend to have a definitive answer to this question, I do know that it is our duty as students, faculty and administrators to continue this discussion. The affection and allegiance that I hold to this school compels me to follow this issue through to its end — and I implore my peers to do the same. Regardless of where this issue brings our school, the combined pledge to pursue a career of Scholarship in Action binds us to question and explore such important issues. During the upcoming Winter Break, sit down with your family, friends and peers to have a meaningful discussion about the SU’s past, present and future place in the global forum of higher education.

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SNL parody of bumbling leadership rings a little too true “Saturday Night Live” performed a skit last weekend in which the hosts parodied the child molestation scandals at Pennsylvania State University and Syracuse University. In the parody, Jason Sudeikis plays a fictional coach at a college where he proactively investigated another member of the coaching staff named “coach Bert.” The investigation, no doubt a reference to SU’s 2005 investigation, included a search of his computer, 24-hour surveillance for a week and planting a student decoy. “We were on him for a week and he never molested anyone — and he never washed his

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board hands!” shouted a fictional detective in disgust. An article published in The Post-Standard on Monday asks are comedians “going too far?” As part of the SU community, feeling the very real and very unfunny effects of a child molestation scandal, it’s easy for us to say, “Yes, it’s too far.” Had the skit at all included parodied victims of sexual assault, the answer would likewise be yes. But given the purpose of satire, that is to

use humor to point to real deficiencies or at least quirks in our system and our leaders, SNL wrote a completely appropriate skit. The bickering among city officials, a seemingly deficient investigation by the school and a nonexistent investigation by Syracuse police are all blundering and, in a twisted way, laughable. We didn’t need Seth Meyers or Kenan Thompson to write that. Rather than asking if it’s too soon, we ought to ask, “Is this too real?” And how can we keep our school and our leaders from being the butt of national comedy ever again.



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SOE stands by victims of sexual abuse LET TER TO THE EDITOR We realize that there is an ongoing investigation into the Bernie Fine situation, but to the extent that the accusations are true, the School of Education at Syracuse University wants to raise its voice in support of all people who may have been abused. As educators and mental health professionals, we recognize the profound consequences of sexual and other types of abuse and the incredible courage it takes to come forward. We hope the results of the current investigations will lead to a full disclosure of the truth, provide justice, and help begin the long and hard process of healing.




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hether you were trampled on Black Friday or an adamant participant in Buy Nothing Day, I know you are all clamoring to know how to make your holiday shopping more environmentally friendly. Fun fact: Only 1 percent of goods purchased in the United States will be in use six months from when they were bought. All of the energy and resources that go into manufacturing goods and shipping them have an environmental effect. Raw materials must be mined, grown and processed to produce the gifts we give each other during the holiday season. Once those items are discarded, they will most likely end up in a landfill taking up space. I am certainly guilty of contributing to the holiday madness. On a

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recent Christmas Eve, I found myself in Wal-Mart in search of a very specific Barbie doll for my younger cousin. My sister and I had already been to two other stores with no luck and were under strict orders to return home with the doll in hand. It was mayhem. There were toys strewn everywhere and the shelves were emptied by rabid shoppers. After elbowing other customers out of the way, we found the last doll in the store. The employees had weary looks on their faces pleading for the holidays to be over. We spent the better part of an hour in the 10 items or less line hoping to make it out alive. My cousin was excited about her present at the time, but I’m sure she no longer plays with it. We can change this paradigm.

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green and read all over Gift-giving is supposed to be about showing people you care about them. We can do that without buying stuff they’re just going to throw away anyway. Shop locally whenever possible — this reduces fuel burned in shipping. For every dollar spent at a locally owned business, 45 cents stays in the local economy, but with chain stores it is only 14 cents. Check out Syracuse First, an organization devoted to promoting local and independent

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businesses as a means of developing a thriving economy in Syracuse. Buy gifts that are purposefully short-lived. Fancy cheese, flowers, beer, wine, preserves or chocolate are all great options. They don’t take up space and will undoubtedly be devoured. My dad received a six-pack of India pale ale and three bars of dark chocolate for his birthday this year — he was a very happy man. Give gifts that are events rather than things. Take your mother out to breakfast or your younger sibling to a concert. There will be no guessing of sizes or whether they will like it — you can just ask them where they would like to go. Besides cheesy quality family time can be pretty great. Buy used gifts when feasible. There are certain things that are just better (or at least significantly less

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expensive) used, especially kitchen items like pots, pans and dishes. You can find really high-quality stuff with minimal wear and tear. You can wash it well beforehand and get over your thrift store heebie-jeebies. Make something. Your grandma will go all gooey inside if you take the time to put together a scrapbook or slideshow of family photos. Baking cookies is another crowd pleaser. In all likelihood, this will be inexpensive and mean more to the recipient that you put in the effort. Let’s make the holidays about people instead of buying things. It’ll be more fun. Leanna Mulvihill is a senior forest engineering major and environmental writing and rhetoric minor. Her column appears every Tuesday. She can be reached at

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Study shows people with higher IQs more likely to smoke marijuana

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eople with higher IQs are more likely than their lower- IQ counterparts to smoke marijuana and take illicit drugs, according to a Time magazine article. The research was based on interviews with 7,900 British people born in early April 1970. They were followed at various points throughout their lifetime, according to the article. The IQs of participants were measured at 5 and 10 years old, and then measured again at 16 and 30 years old. Researchers asked them about symptoms of psychological distress and drug use. At age 30, 35 percent of men and 16 percent of women said they had smoked marijuana at least once in the previous year, and in the same period, 9 percent of men and 4 percent of women said they had taken cocaine. Drug users tended to have higher scores on IQ tests than non-users, according to the article. “It’s counterintuitive,” said James White, lead author from the Center for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement at Cardiff University in Wales, in the Time article. The IQ effect was larger in women, as women in the top third of the IQ range at age 5 were more than twice as likely to have tried marijuana or cocaine by age 30, than their counterparts, who scored in the bottom third, according to the article.


Along with the name change is a new marketing campaign designed to better inform community members of the Advocacy Center’s services, Epstein said. Audrey Genest, sophomore communications and rhetorical studies major, agreed with Taddeo that the name change provides a more positive connotation, yet she is afraid the name will be confusing to students. Though the new name implies that the center is comforting, it fails to inform students of the resources available, she said. “It’s a change, but I think it can cause confu-


York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is the president of the Syracuse Outing Club and believes the film screening will be a fun time for all who attend. “It will be a great time,” Griffin said. He added, “The crowd that attends this would be interested in the Outing Club, too.”

“(The gender gap) is a little surprising in one aspect. (Drug use) can be more of a risk-taking behavior, and we tend to associate that with men,” said Dessa Bergen-Cico, who has expertise in drug and behavioral addictions and is also an assistant professor at the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. Earlier research found connections between high IQs and a greater risk of alcohol abuse and dependence, according to the article. This could potentially be linked to boredom and social isolation. “Intelligent minds are running, and substances affect the way you see things and how you connect thoughts and concepts, so these bright people may be using drugs to change what they see to relieve themselves of boredom,” Bergen-Cico said. Bergen-Cico said that people with higher IQs often use drugs to knowingly or unknowingly self-medicate. Smoking marijuana, for instance, can prevent these intellectuals’ minds from racing a million miles an hour and give them time to unwind and socialize, she said.

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sion because people don’t understand that it’s a change,” Genest said. “Now there’s a positive connotation. It sounds like a nice place to go, but people won’t know that.”


The Advocacy Center helps students affected by sexual, relationship or other interpersonal violence in a number of ways. Some of these are listed below. • accompany students to hospitals and police departments • help students with safety planning • conduct referrals for counseling • conduct referrals for health care follow up Source:

The Outing Club, which has about 100 active members, holds activities throughout the winter that bear a striking resemblance to the film, Griffin said. This winter the club will go backcountry skiing and snowboarding, ice climbing and mountaineering like the crew of “The Art of Flight.” “We’re definitely going to expect some huge thrills,” Rosignano said. “I promise everyone is going to walk out of here excited for snowboarding.”


Oxycodone. It had been originally prescribed to him for severe headaches, but Tomaselli became addicted. He said he learned how to snort the drug instead of swallow it. He said he even shot up morphine twice. “It got so out of control that my morals went out the window,” he said. “I was totally messed up.” He has accused his father, Fred Tomaselli, and Fine of sexually abusing him as a child. He said the relationship between himself and the boy in Maine contained similar behaviors. Both Fine and Tomaselli’s father have denied the allegations against them. Tomaselli’s father has publicly denounced his son and said his allegations against Fine and himself are lies. Tomaselli said he did not understand the line of what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior between an adult and a child after being abused by Fine and his father. Tomaselli plans to plead guilty to some of the 11 charges he faces, but said he has not determined which specific ones he will plead guilty to. Some of the charges he faces include gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact

and tampering with a victim. The tentative deal on the table from the district attorney, Tomaselli said, is 12 years with all but three suspended, meaning Tomaselli would have to spend three years in prison. Tomaselli also said he would have to register as lifetime sex offender. His lawyer, Justin Leary, would not confirm or deny the details of the negotiations of the deal because nothing has been agreed upon. He said there is no plea date and no specific deadline to speak with the district attorney of Androscoggin County. He also said Tomaselli is on the January trial list in Maine. Leary said he and Tomaselli have a meeting scheduled to discuss his client’s future, and he would not comment on whether Tomaselli will plead guilty. Tomaselli said that at this point, after a suppression hearing that didn’t go as well as he would have hoped, he feels there is no other way to go about it than to plead guilty and be forthcoming involving his past. “The reason I’m coming forward with this and the allegations against Bernie Fine is because I want people to understand how an abused person can become an abuser later in life without the proper help.”

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November, Reyes said. Despite the ongoing construction, the hotel has received an overall positive response from its hotel guests, he said. Stephen Mastronardo, a guest of the Sheraton and Class of 1975 alumnus, said he has been staying at the Sheraton during visits to his alma mater for years and is very happy with the hotel’s updates. “The rooms look great. They look a lot more updated, and they’re very comfortable and welcoming,” Mastronardo said. Despite ongoing construction, his stay at the


already raised, buildings including Newhouse III and the Life Sciences Complex have been built. The Carmelo K. Anthony Center was also built with funds from the campaign. Sischo and the rest of the institutional development office have been launching regional campaigns to increase the overall national involvement of the campaign, Sischo said. The first campaign was launched in Boston with an “all hands on deck approach,” Sischo said. Following the campaign in Boston, a Los Angeles campaign began followed by another in Washington D.C. in spring 2011 and ending in early fall this year This fall, the largest of all the campaigns was launched in New York City and will culminate by the end of spring 2012. “This is an opportunity for us to reach out broadly to all alumni, family and institutions,” Sischo said in a Daily Orange article from December 2010. Sischo said there are five main areas that this money will benefit: faculty support, individual student support, infrastructure, program support and undesignated support to the certain parts of the university. Jeff Crislip, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, said he believes the money should go to hiring more professors throughout the university. “Hiring more faculty will enable students to have more one-on-one time with their teachers,” Crislip said. Faculty support is one area where Sischo said the money from the campaign would go to and has gone. Funds have lowered in faculty support in recent years but Sischo said the goal is to create more endowed chairs and professorships in the coming years. Funding student scholarships is a main part

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Sheraton was still comfortable and enjoyable, Mastronardo said. “The hotel’s construction really hasn’t inconvenienced me during my stay,” Mastronardo said. “The only thing that I really noticed was that Rachel’s Restaurant was closed for renovations, but the staff has been very accommodating in making me feel comfortable.” Like Mastronardo, Jacqueline Roskosky said she was happy with her experience staying at the Sheraton during her son’s tour of the SU campus. Roskosky said: “The rooms are very nice and even though the hotel’s restaurant wasn’t open during our stay, there were a lot of other dining options available, so we really didn’t have a problem.”

of the individual student support area, while supporting veteran and military families is a main part of the program support goal. Sischo is also aiming to allocate Dean’s Funds to each individual college throughout the university. By doing this, it gives the university more means of funding for the best new professors, Sischo said. When 2012 comes to an end and the campaign is concluded, the university will not stop raising money, Sischo said. The campaign will officially end but the giving never stops, he said. Sischo said he is confident the university is on track to achieve the goal of $1 billion by the end of 2012, as only $70 million needs to be raised in the next year. Said Sischo: “The university is very well positioned, however, there is still a lot of work left to do.”


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Intimate environment fosters low-key acts By Joe Infantino STAFF WRITER

Some bands were meant to play together. Whether it be the sound, lyrics or energy, the show will be a bust if the music does not make the crowd feel comfortable. Picking bands to complement each other is a work of art and University Union and its Bandersnatch music series perfected it, inviting indie rock artists Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra and We Barbarians to perform Monday at the Schine Underground. “It’s OK if our music doesn’t sound the same as (Andy Hull’s) because a lot of the time people are more so attracted to a similar energy,” said David Quon, lead singer of We Barbarians. “If we share a similar energy onstage, people can feed off that and slowly but surely will get what we’re doing.” We Barbarians just embarked on a winter leg of touring which will occupy most of their time. The band said they hope to release a fulllength album in the new year, taking any and all chances they get to perform because it is the best thing to do as a small relatively unknown indie rock band. The venue filled with about 200 ticket holders. Students sat on the floor, some resting against the stage. The relaxed atmosphere was interrupted as the lights dimmed and two members of UU took the stage to introduce We Barbarians. Without any self-introduction, the band crashed into their first song, “Headspace.” Immediately, the crowd bobbed their heads in rhythm with the music. The band members danced around the stage, enthusiastically beckoning the crowd to join with a wave of their hands. David Quon invited the crowd to interact

with him when he asked the technician to turn the lights down to a “second-degree burn as opposed to a third-degree.” The crowd laughed and let loose for a few songs. The crowd was quick to imitate the band, moving their bodies in beat with the drums as We Barbarians progressed into “The Wait Is Over.”

him but could be heard throughout the room. Sensing the photographers’ disappointment, he offered them one last ultimate pose: “The Tebow.” He then kneeled to the ground, throwing one hand up to his forehead and imitated the pose of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. Sam Patterson, a sophomore civil engineering major, said he was excited when Hull played songs from his solo project, Right Away, Great Captain! He played old songs and debuted several songs that will appear on his solo project’s third release. “I wanted to hear a lot of the Right Away because that’s what I’ve been learning on guitar,” Patterson said. “It’s actually how I learned to play guitar because it’s all acoustic.” Andy Hull captured the intimacy of Monday’s concert best, saying it felt more like a conversation than a show. He closed the show with “Sleeper 1972,” a slow song that the crowd whispered along to, and “The River,” a fastpaced song that showed off his vocals. The crowd cheered until the he left the stage and exited carrying the excitement outside. Kenny Consor, co-director of concerts at UU, said he was pleased with the event. Said Consor: “This was the epitome of what a Bandersnatch show is supposed to be.”

“It’s OK if our music doesn’t sound the same as (Andy Hull’s) because a lot of the time people are more so attracted to a similar energy. If we share a similar energy onstage, people can feed off that and slowly but surely will get what we’re doing.”

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Nir Swenson, a junior aerospace engineer, said he could not have asked for a better concert. “The first song they played was ‘Headspace,’ and that made my night right off the bat,” Swenson said, referring to the band’s popular single. “Then to meet (David Quon) afterwards definitely exceed my expectations.” Before the concert, Andy Hull said he was looked forward to playing at Syracuse University, which was his last show of the year. As he took the stage, the crowd erupted into applause and fans with beards impressive enough to compete with Hull’s tilted their heads back and pointed excessively to their faces. After a quick hello, he hashed out the songs that he referred to as “the hits.” These included crowd favorites such as “Deer” and some older songs like “Shake It Out” and “I’ve Got Friends.” The crowd stayed silent while Hull played a solo acoustic set, and they seemed to hang onto each crisp note he hit. Hull took a break from singing and asked the photographers with “machine gun cameras” to wrap up their shots because the shutter noise not only distracted

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Carpe diem Check off what to accomplish before the world ends in 2012


he Mayans prophesied that the world will cease to exist in December 2012. This means there’s a little less than a year left before humanity kicks the bucket. But why let Doomsday loom over your head? Live and let live — complete Pulp’s bucket list of all you should do in ‘Cuse as the day of reckoning creeps close. — Compiled by the Daily Orange Feature staff,

1. Road trip to Canada: 15. Meet Jim Boeheim or Chancellor Nancy Cantor:

Now is your only chance to beg for a walk-on spot. Or to seize control as chancellor. Either one works.

Oh, Canada! What’s better than maple syrup, an accent and a low legal drinking age? That’s right, nothing.

2. Play one-on-one at Archbold Gymnasium

14. Steal the letters of every

with an SU baller: It’ll give you just enough time to brag to the boys back home about sinking a half-court shot over Fab Melo.

greek sorority or fraternity house: Every house has them. Now your house can have all of them.

3. Wednesday Open Mic Night

13. Bet big at Turning Stone

at Funk ‘n Waffles: You may not have the safety net of auto-tune, but you can’t sound worse than Rebecca Black.

Casino: Drain your bank account, drive out to the casino and put everything on black. Trust us.


12. Sneak up to the Crouse

Chimes and ring the bells: Sneak on up there and wake up the campus with your rendition of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.”

4. Streak at a basketball game: It’s all about having fun, and who cares about legalities? Just make sure to run fast enough.

5. Participate in a flash mob:

Forget stage fright, break the routine and bust a move. It’s guaranteed to give you a shared sense of exuberance.

11. Sit on Abraham Lincoln’s lap:

When else will you have the chance to get up close and personal with a former U.S. president?

10. Start your own student

6. Kiss your crush on the

organization: The possibilities are endless — Pole Dancing Club, B.A.G. (Bagel Appreciation Group), Students for a Sexier America and more.

kissing bench: You won’t ever see that person again so just go for it.

7. Do the challenge at Mother’s

9. Party with your professors:

Cupboard Fish Fry and Diner: Give up watching your figure and enjoy the biggest breakfast this city has to offer. It can be a nice hangover cure for No. 9.

You know you have at least one professor who was a wild one in their youth. Might as well rage.

8. Sled down Crouse College Hill: Steal a dining hall tray, trek up to the Harry Potter-esque building and hope for the best. Seriously, good luck.

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Naughty or nice See which holiday albums made the list

‘IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT…’ Sting (2009)

Leave it to Sting to keep December classy. The former Police lead singer delivers subtle string arrangements and hushed tones on his album, capturing the solitude of winter. “You Only Cross My Mind in Winter” and “Cold Song” showcase Sting’s husky lower register over a melancholic choir of violins. But Sting doesn’t leave listeners feeling chilly. Songs like “The Snow It Melts the Soonest” are low-key but brighten up with jazzy choruses. It’s deep and dark, but this is a record to cuddle up with by a fireplace.


Relient K (2008)

There’s nothing like a little punk to spice up dreary winters. Relient K’s lighthearted album injects a healthy dose of energy and optimism to some typically drab tunes. Their spirit takes on the jangly “Sleigh Ride” and rushed-to-perfection “Auld Lang Syne” are fun, but singer Matthew Thiessen shines writing his own tracks. “I’m Like a Lion (Always Winter)” captures the emotions of the season’s first snowfall with a soft piano driven melody, and “Boxing Day” brings an acoustic touch to packing away decorations for another year. This album is one to put on shuffle during that long car ride back home.


By Erik van Rheenen ASST. COPY EDITOR

t’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s because the sweet sounds of holiday music are once again crowding the airwaves. Take a look at which songs made the nice list that you’ll spin all Yule long and which ones made the naughty list — the tunes you wish the Grinch would have stolen along with Christmas.

‘NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS! 4’ Various Artists (2010)

Honestly, the second disc of this two-CD collection is pretty darn good. It boasts tracks from the likes of Bing Crosby and other classic carolers. But the compilation goes into Grinch mode when Top 40 artists also try to spread holiday cheer. Lady Gaga revamps “Deck the Halls” into an oversexualized romp. With lines like, “Light me up, put me on top,” the diva slaps Christmas in the face with her “’tis the season to be horny” kind of attitude. The song is wedged between duds like Mariah Carey’s incessantly yowled “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and Maroon 5’s nasal “Happy Christmas (War Is Over).” The top-notch classics leave the mainstream versions out in the snow.


Justin Bieber (2011)

It’s not hard to see why the Biebs released a Christmas album because he’s still young enough to believe in Santa. His original songs are lousy, like the sleepy, ukulele-toting “Mistletoe,” but Bieber is at his absolute worst wrecking the halls with renditions of beloved songs. “Drummer Boy” gets a makeover complete with a boring rap from Busta Rhymes. There’s a very good reason why the classic didn’t include lyrics like, “Let’s gather around the fireplace / It’s about to get hot in here,” which Bieber spits when he goes into a cutesy rap verse. Even superstars like Usher on the whiny “The Christmas Song” can’t fix Bieber’s mess.


John Denver and The Muppets (1979) What do you get when you cross folk troubadour John Denver with Jim Henson’s Muppets? A classic Christmas album that’s half harmony and half hilarity. The Muppets flaunt their silly best on songs like “Little Saint Nick” and Miss Piggy’s hammed-up rendition of “Twelve Days of Christmas.” But the album’s strongest selection rests in its slower fare. “When the River Meets the Sea” is charmingly wistful, and Denver patiently builds a synthesizer-tinged chorus on “A Baby Just Like You.” A tribute to the Christmas spirit, this album warms your heart faster than a mug of cocoa on a frosty night.


*NSYNC (1998)

If you like your holiday tunes served with a sugary slice of ‘90s boy band nostalgia, look no further than *NSYNC’s “Home For Christmas.” The record dances between snappy tunes and restrained a cappella numbers, but it hasn’t matured as easily as the talented Justin Timberlake has. “Under My Tree” is a laughable attempt at a smooth rhythm and blues jam that’s less Marvin Gaye than it is Rupert Holmes, and “The Only Gift” is a goofy ballad that haplessly jingles its Christmas bells at listeners. Even when the boys boost the energy in songs like “Kiss Me at Midnight,” this album is still stuck in the ‘90s.


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cinnati and Pittsburgh, it seemed that the closer the Orange got to the end zone, the harder it got to put points on the board. In that span, Syracuse reached the red zone on 11 possessions. And of those 11, SU came off the field scoreless (four times) more than it produced touchdowns (three). What’s worse, those ugly numbers don’t even include a single turnover. Instead, the Orange simply stopped itself. SU only produced 10 points on five red zone drives against USF and failed to score from inside the 20 on three consecutive possessions at the end of the game thanks to drops by receivers. Against Cincinnati, Syracuse punched it into the end zone on just one-of-three such drives. And in the final episode of this collapse at Pittsburgh on Saturday, SU twice moved the ball inside the 10 only to settle for field goals in the 13-point loss. A lack of red zone efficiency may not have been the initial trigger to set off the losing streak, but it was one of the keys that kept it going.


Thomas (fractured jaw) all missed at least a portion of preseason practice. And when the regular season began, it was no better. Lyn, Shamarko Thomas and Olando Fisher all missed time with injuries, Phillip Thomas received a one-year suspension for an undisclosed violation of athletics department policy and, finally, Lyn was sent home from Pittsburgh for conduct detrimental to the team. It all culminated in a 5-7 record, and the poor play of the secondary was one big reason why. The Orange secondary ranked 98th in the country in pass defense, allowing 258.25 yards per game. Tanner Price, Matt Barkley and B.J. Daniels all torched the defense throughout the year. And standout wide receivers Chris Givens, Robert Woods and Eric Page found it easy to tear apart the secondary with no cornerback or safety able to shut down the star from the opposing team. It was by far the weakest part of the defensive unit for the Orange in 2011.


12 games, with his longest return going for a futile 6 yards. After Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Pittsburgh, head coach Doug Marrone talked about field position as one of the issues that crushed the Orange in key spots. Only three (Kentucky, New Mexico, Notre Dame) of 119 other Football Bowl Subdivision teams finished with fewer total punt return yards than Syracuse’s 37. On the other side, the Orange entered the season with a competition for punting duties between junior Shane Raupers and freshman Jonathan Fisher. Raupers won in the preseason, but Fisher took the job over a few games into the season. But Fisher had three punts go for 25 yards or less in a loss to Connecticut. The next week, his first punt to South Florida was shanked out of bounds after 11 yards. On kick returns, Dorian Graham provided a marquee moment in the season when he took a kick back for a score in SU’s 49-23 win over then-No. 11 West Virginia. But primary kick returner Jeremiah Kobena was never able to break one and was stopped inside SU’s own 20 too many times. —Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports staff,

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in a row.” Syracuse conceivably could have defeated any of the five teams it fell to in the longest losing skid since 2006. Not one of those teams was far and away more talented. It was just the foolish mistakes SU made that led to each loss. In the season finale, the miscues began on the opening kickoff, when Dorian Graham dove on — but couldn’t cover up — a pooch kick. There were moments smaller than the turnovers, too. Syracuse’s first scoring drive nearly stalled twice because of the exploits of right tackle Michael Hay. The senior, who has been hampered by penalties all season, committed a false start when the Orange was moving fast and had a second-and-1 at the Pittsburgh 30-yard line. Syracuse still managed to convert that first down but later, facing a second-and-10 from the 26, Hay was called for a contact-tothe-helmet penalty late in the play. Replays showed a clear penalty — leaving a Panthers player helmetless after the play. Pittsburgh committed a personal foul on second-and-25 to bail Hay out, but the two penalties were a microcosm of foolish personal fouls that ended SU drives and propelled scoring opportunities for opponents during the collapse. SU committed 62.8 yards in penalties per game, including 95 on Saturday. “The same story as the season,” Marrone said after the last game. “Turnovers and not taking advantage of things in the red zone at the right time. Not being able to stop them at



being done correctly,” he said in the statement. “The review concluded that grades were accurate and that no malice regarding the recording of grades occurred.” O’Connell made the accusations a second time in a notice of intent to sue the district, which Correa said the district is aware of. “Currently Mr. O’Connell represents himself in litigation against the district regarding his termination from his probationary position,” Correa said in another statement Tuesday. “The district is confident that it will prevail in this matter but must refrain from public comment until the litigation dismissed.” O’Connell said after a meeting with Cipp, Briggs, Sloan and his guardians, unidentified officials changed the lineman’s algebra grade from an F to a D, the New York Post reported Tuesday. The former principal told

the proper time when we needed it. Penalties again played a role. So it’s something we couldn’t overcome.” Marrone said these problems were always there for SU, but they came to the surface in the games the Orange lost. And really, that’s true. Other than Syracuse’s shocking blowout win against WVU on a Friday night in the Carrier Dome, SU lacked a complete performance. It took a nearmiracle in the fourth quarter and overtime to upend Wake Forest. And Rhode Island quarterback Steve Probst’s Hail Mary was picked off late in the game by Phillip Thomas to seal a seven-point win for SU over the Football Championship Subdivision school. That Rhode Island team went on to go 3-8. “We need to mature because we are a young group of kids,” linebacker Dan Vaughan said. “Next year, everyone has to know what their role is and execute it perfectly.” Fortunately for SU, the Orange will return much of its core. Marrone said the work began Sunday, the day after the Pittsburgh game, when he hit the road recruiting. All parts of the program — offense, defense, special teams, coaches — are evaluated. Marrone specifically said he needs to figure out how the offense can create bigger plays. The magnificent Pinstripe Bowl memories of 2010 are well in the past. And there’s now a bitter taste left by a failed 2011 campaign. “I know we haven’t taken a step forward,” Marrone said. “I know that. It all depends how we react to the situation. The players, the coaches and the decisions that we have to do, we have to be very critical of ourselves when we do that.”

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the New York Post Cipp was willing to go to extreme measures to raise Sloan’s grades. O’Connell claimed he was fired due to his refusal to alter the grades himself or direct a teacher to do so, according to the article Cipp denied the allegations, according to the New York Post article, and released a statement of his own Tuesday regarding the grading practices at Bellport. “As a result of inquiries from the media today we began a further review of the academic practices of our high school,” Cipp said in the statement. “It is paramount to our educational institution that the grading practices of the district be safeguarded at all times.” He added he could not comment until he had that report, but told the New York Post that O’Connell “didn’t know what he’s talking about” and that the allegations were “sour grapes from a guy who got fired.” Sloan’s report card shows that he received a D in algebra during his sophomore year but also notes that he had “excessive absences and/or lates” and “low grades



on tests/quizzes,” according to the New York Post article. His final transcript, however, shows a 76, according to the story, which is the equivalent of a C. Cipp suggested in the article that those grades might have been raised through Sloan’s participation in summer school. Correa said in his statement the district could not comment on an individual student’s grades. “Privacy issues regarding student records prevent us from commenting about any individual student’s academic performance,” the school board president said in the statement. “The district does though stand committed to cooperate with any independent authorized body should further inquiry be needed.”

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Jardine is coming off his best performance of the season against Florida. He finished with 16 points and seven assists and made plays down the stretch to lead Syracuse to victory.

Triche led the Orange with 20 points against the Gators and made all nine of his free-throw attempts. Kane was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year last season and paces Marshall with 15.8 points per game.





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Christmas starts but only sees limited time now, as he played just two minutes against Florida. C.J. Fair has earned a spot in the regular rotation and scored nine points and pulled down 11 rebounds in 31 minutes against the Gators.



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Joseph added 14 points to support the scoring efforts of Triche and Jardine on Friday. The senior continues to lead the Orange in scoring and is second in rebounding.






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Melo has impressed on both ends of the floor this season. He scored seven of the team’s first 10 points last Friday and controlled the paint defensively.

Herrion is familiar with Syracuse after spending three seasons from 2007-10 as the associate head coach at Pittsburgh. The Marshall head coach enjoyed a 22-win season in his first year at the helm in 2010-11.




that huge 3 to tie the game. “The thing with Brandon is that he’s done that in the past, he’s come in last year, get nothing and then get 15 in the second half,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I still don’t think he realizes how good he is. I just don’t think he realizes. I don’t think anybody can guard him, and I think he’s a tremendous player.” Triche displayed his all-around ability throughout the game Friday. He gave Syracuse its first lead of the game. Triche received the ball on the right wing, put his head down and dribbled a few feet to his left before knocking down the shot over the defender to put the Orange up 18-16 in the first half. Later, Triche banked a shot in from the left block in traffic after being knocked to the ground by Florida forward Will Yeguete. The Orange guard finished a three-point play with the free throw to put SU up 25-21 with 4:41 left in the half. Triche said he tries to stay aggressive and confident on the floor every game. “I’m trying to get there,” Triche said. “I have to make sure I believe that as well, but it starts every day just make sure you go out there and being comfortable and making sure everybody else knows that as well.” His confidence shined through when he hit that big 3 to end a Florida run and help SU take control of the game. In a poor shooting half by


Just because you beat one Big East team doesn’t mean you can beat them all.

the Orange, Triche made the first of just two shots from beyond the arc for Syracuse. That 3-pointer took back the momentum for the Orange and set the stage for Jardine to take over the game in the final eight minutes. For Kris Joseph, Triche’s offensive production was crucial for his team to get the win. Even though the rest of the Orange struggled to knock down shots, Triche remained confident

“I have to make sure I believe that as well, but it starts every day just make sure you go out there and being comfortable and making sure everybody else knows that as well.” Brandon Triche


and kept shooting. That confidence hasn’t always been there for Triche, but it is something Jardine has noticed he has developed in the last two years. “Brandon, he worked hard and that’s how he gained his confidence,” Jardine said. “But the most important thing is I tell him all the time he’s the best player on our team because I know he needs to hear that.”

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decimated. After the final loss against Pittsburgh concluded the collapse, SU players described how shocking it was to miss a bowl game. “Never, never at all,” defensive end Chandler Jones said of the thought that Syracuse’s season would be over. “I remember I was injured for about five games and coming back for the West Virginia game we are 5-2 (after the win). And my biggest focus was getting to a bowl game, to tell you the truth. “And we needed just one win, one win. And we went out and lost five

The high school coach of a Syracuse football player has been accused of inflating the player’s math grades to help him get a football scholarship. Joe Cipp Jr. allegedly altered the grades of Ryan Sloan, a freshman defensive tackle for the Orange, during Sloan’s senior year at Bellport (N.Y.) High School. Sloan denied the allegations SLOAN in a statement through SU Athletics on Tuesday. “I worked hard to get to where I am today,” he said. “I don’t know anything about this situation.” Cipp denied the allegations made by Bellport’s former principal Kevin O’Connell, who claims he was fired after refusing to help change the grades. Cipp was the superintendent of the South Country Central School District at the time. He retired from coaching the Bellport football team at the end of last season. O’Connell first accused Cipp and Assistant Superintendent Nelson Briggs of altering Sloan’s grades at the end of Sloan’s senior year. O’Connell could not be reached for comment. Victor Correa, president of the district’s Board of Education, said in a statement the district investigated the claims at that time. “As a result (of the allegations) the district reviewed that student’s record as well as other students to insure (sic) that grades being transcribed were



1. Red zone woes

Red zone offense was not the culprit behind the first two Syracuse losses in this five-game meltdown. In fact, the Orange was borderline impressive inside the 20 against Louisville and Connecticut, scoring touchdowns on four of six possessions. But against South Florida, CinSEE RED ZONE PAGE 12

kristen parker | asst. photo editor DOUG MARRONE and Syracuse did not meet expectations this season. After opening the season 5-2, SU lost five consecutive contests and missed the opportunity to return to a bowl game.

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2. Deficient secondary

It was ominous right from the start. From the first few days of training camp back in August, the Syracuse secondary was hampered with problems. And up until the last week of the season those problems never stopped. Three of the slated starters for the 2011 season suffered an injury at some point in camp. Keon Lyn (dislocated shoulder), Shamarko Thomas (concussion) and Phillip SEE SECONDARY PAGE 12

3. Poor field position

Steve Rene’s job as Syracuse’s punt returner this season was just to catch the ball. Most of the time SU forced a punt, Rene ended the play with a fair catch. Sometimes he called for them inside the 10-yard line. And he only returned 10 punts in SEE FIELD POSITION PAGE 12

In reverse By Mark Cooper



oug Marrone never found serenity. Even while he witnessed his Syracuse team’s progression, peaking with a win over the thenNo. 11 team in the country, the Orange was not in a place where relaxation ensued for the third-year head coach. And as it turns out, Marrone’s worries were warranted. “You can even ask some of the coaches,” Marrone said of his mentality earlier in the season, following SU’s loss Saturday at Pittsburgh. “I told them, ‘We’re going

SU takes step back, ends season on 5-game losing skid

to have to work our butts off. It’s going to be real difficult down the stretch.’” Syracuse’s second half of the season was more than difficult. It was painful. The Orange won on Oct. 21 over then-No. 11 West Virginia and never tasted victory again. From 5-2 to 5-7, an SU football team that was once on the verge of being ranked didn’t reach a bowl game. Syracuse regressed mightily in those final five losses, with costly turnovers and penalties that displayed immaturity. Combine that with poor special teams and Syracuse’s opportunities to pick up a sixth win were

m e n ’s b a s k e t b a l l

Triche still developing into go-to scorer for SU By Ryne Gery


Florida’s Kenny Boynton hit a 3-pointer from a few feet beyond the arc to put Florida up by three with 9:19 remaining in the secWho: Marshall ond half. Where: Carrier Dome Coming When: Today, 7 p.m. down the Channel: Time Warner court, he Cable Sports/SNY and teammate Brad-


ley Beal celebrated as the Gators on the bench rose to their feet in excitement. On Syracuse’s ensuing possession, Brandon Triche nailed a 3-pointer from the right wing to even the score. But the SU guard remained emotionless after hitting the big shot in an intense back-and-forth game. His stoic reaction has been common throughout his career at SU. “I’ll get there and be hyped so he can get there like that because he

can go into the moment and doze off in games, but he sees me there and I’m clapping,” point guard Scoop Jardine said. “… I’m slapping on the floor, that’s gonna get him going and also does get him going.” Triche has been among Syracuse’s (8-0) most consistent performers so far this season, but the guard is still gaining confidence in his third year as a starter. He is second on the team in scoring with 12.1 points per game, leading the Orange

to victories with his efficient play on offense. Triche and SU will take on Marshall (5-1) in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. In an impressive 72-68 victory over No. 12 Florida on Friday, Triche paced the team with 20 points. He scored 13 in the second half and went 9-of-9 from the free-throw line to help the Orange hold off the Gators late. He scored on a variety of drives and mid-range jumpers to go with



Breaking down The Syracuse women’s

basketball team breezed through its first six games of the season behind its pressure defense. But the Orange defense finally faltered in two losses to tougher competition at the Hukilau Invitational last weekend. See dailyorange. com

December 6, 2011  

December 6, 2011

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