first_img Published on October 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Men’s SoccerOpponent: at DukeWhere: Durham, North CarolinaWhen: Friday, 7 p.m.Syracuse is on a three-game streak of scoring two or more goals. The Orange, before that, hasn’t been able to record consecutive multi-goal games this season. However, in this stretch of three multi-goal games, Syracuse has scored 10 goals of its 20 goals on 47 shots. It took 93 to score the first 10. There are three key adjustments which made it all possible.More: 3 adjustments boost Syracuse offenseField HockeyOpponent: Monmouth and CornellWhere: J.S. Coyne StadiumWhen: Friday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.For No. 2 Syracuse, going into halftime trailing two tough opponents was not optimal, but players didn’t worry. In the second half, the work the team members did over the summer showed as the Orange ran Boston College and North Carolina ragged, using its superior fitness to grind down the Eagles and Tar Heels en route to two more wins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore: Superior conditioning leads Syracuse to 2nd-half successWomen’s SoccerOpponent: LouisvilleWhere: SU Soccer StadiumWhen: Sunday, noonShortly before practice ended on Tuesday morning at the Hookway Fields Complex, Syracuse players running a drill in the penalty box, but neither a ball nor a goalie were used. Each SU defensive player had to shadow, and track step-for-step, its mark in the penalty box for 10-second intervals. Defending set pieces will be key for the Orange this weekend after allowing three goals to Virginia Tech, all off set pieces.More: Syracuse works on improving set-piece defense ahead of game against LouisvilleVolleyballOpponent: at Louisville and at Notre DameWhere: Louisville, Kentucky and South Bend, IndianaWhen: Friday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, noonSoftballOpponent: Binghamton and Le MoyneWhere: Binghamton, New YorkWhen: Saturday, noonTennisOpponent: Riviera and ITA Women’s All-AmericanWhere: Los AngelesWhen: Saturday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 11 Commentslast_img read more

first_imgUPDATE: X-rays on Derrick Jones, Jr.’s right knee returned negative.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 28, 2019Jones entered the game averaging 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game this season. He was shooting 51 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from the 3-point line.The Heat came into the matchup Sunday in seventh place of the Eastern Conference standings with a 23-24 record. Dwyane Wade on NBA All-Star voting results: ‘If I’m choosing an All-Star, I’m not picking me’ Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. suffered an apparent serious knee injury against the Knicks on Sunday.The 21-year-old landed awkwardly on his leg and collapsed to the court after being fouled on a drive to the basket. He remained down for several moments before being helped off the floor. Heat players saying prayers for Derrick Jones Jr. after he goes down with an apparent knee injury 🙏— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) January 28, 2019Jones tallied one rebound in four minutes of action before exiting the game. He was not eligible to return because he did not shoot the free throws after the play.#MIAvsNYK: Derrick Jones, Jr. has been helped off the court with an injury, we will have more information when it becomes available.Jones was fouled on the play and is not eligible to return to tonight’s game due to his inability to shoot the free throws.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 28, 2019The forward underwent X-rays, which came back negative, the team announced. center_img Related News Carmelo Anthony watches Knicks vs. Heat in New York, receives loud ovationlast_img read more

first_imgOklahoma State has maintained that status heading into the 2020 college football season — with a loaded offense capable of putting up 40-burgers in the Big 12 and perhaps ready to take a run at ending that losing streak against five-time defending conference champion Oklahoma. From a strictly football standpoint, Gundy — who is 129-64 and ranked No. 20 in SN’s 1-130 coach rankings — exceeded expectations.DeCOURCY: Gundy’s COVID comments not a sign that all coaches speak like foolsNow, he must exceed them even more off the field. It’s not just about what he says; what he does will define how much his players can listen to the message. Gundy has found that out in an offseason marked by foot-in-mouth moments. He pushed for a return to college football by May 1 while the COVID-19 pandemic was still escalating in the United States, with his justification being a “need to run money through the state of Oklahoma.”  That could be excused as not knowing enough about the problem.  Now, a photo has surfaced of Gundy wearing a OAN T-shirt (OAN is a far-right cable network). Star running back Chuba Hubbard took exception and demanded change, and a few former players made allegations of racist behavior by the longtime coach. Will Gundy’s actions in this instance be excused as not knowing enough about the problem? He should know enough by this point.  College coaches are being held to a higher standard than ever with their players, and that’s a good thing for the future.MORE: Swinney shares message of support for Black Lives Matter protestsTo be clear, wearing the shirt on its own isn’t the problem. Gundy is entitled to his own political opinions, but a person in his position should be more in tune with his student-athletes before wearing that shirt. When a 2,000-yard running back on his roster speaks out, it suggests Gundy hasn’t listened enough. Players have been emboldened to have their voices heard amid national protests that were inflamed with the death of George Floyd, and Oklahoma State is the next program where a longtime coach has been tasked with addressing a problem that has lasted much longer in American society. Kirk Ferentz, who has been at Iowa since 1999, is dealing with the aftermath of the university’s separation agreement with strength coach Chris Doyle. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney found that out, too, after an incident involving an assistant coach using the N-word was reheated. Florida State coach Mike Norvell embellished what he said to a reporter about talking to every player about the Floyd protests, and star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson took notice.  Accountability matters now more than ever, and Gundy has taken a hit. Monday’s events were enough for Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder to issue the following statement: “This afternoon has been very disturbing. The tweets from current and former players are of grave concerns.””Grave” is a particularly strong word in that statement, one that reflects the dangers of racial misconduct. The allegations are strong; Gundy’s response must be even stronger. What happens next will be very important in restoring trust with his star player as the Cowboys program tries to reach its goals in 2020 (if there is a season). He is no longer the eccentric coach with the mullet. He’s on the spot. To start, Gundy made an about-face video with Hubbard that Hubbard posted on his Twitter feed Monday night.Change is coming I promise you that.— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) June 15, 2020″In light of today’s tweet with the T-shirt that I was wearing, I met with some players and realize it’s a very sensitive issue with what’s going on in today’s society,” Gundy said. “And so, we had a great meeting. I was made aware of some things that players feel like can make our organization, our culture even better than it is here at Oklahoma State. I’m looking forward to making some changes, and it starts at the top with me. And we’ve got good days ahead.”That might not be remembered more than “I’m a man! I’m 40!” but the impact of what follows it will last much longer than the next 15 minutes at Oklahoma State. There needs to be more than the recyclable spin we’re seeing across the FBS.  Gundy can take his cue after botching what he said about COVID-19 and what he did by wearing a T-shirt that was bound to elicit the reaction that followed.  This is a good time for him to listen to his players. Maybe talk a little less in the meantime. How much longer he remains at Oklahoma State might just depend on it. For 15 seasons, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy has been one of the most quotable coaches in college football. In 2007, he screamed “I’m a man! I’m 40!” into the mainstream vernacular at a time when the Cowboys were starting to emerge as a Big 12 contender.  last_img read more

first_imgNew York Liberty rookie Sabrina Ionescu found out WNBA opponents are unwilling to give her a honeymoon period in the league, instead swarming her with defensive attention from the get-go.Ionescu struggled to handle the Seattle Storm’s aggressive approach in an 87-71 debut loss, shooting 4-of-17 from the floor with four turnovers. She missed all eight of her 3-point attempts. Ionescu became a national star at Oregon who carried more hype than almost any other collegiate women’s basketball player before her. She became the first-ever NCAA player to record at least 2,000 points, 1,000 assists, and 1,000 rebounds in a career. Many expected her to cap her decorated career in Eugene with a national championship — an opportunity taken from her by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Liberty are optimistic Ionescu can accelerate their rebuild and vault them from bottom-dwelling Eastern Conference nobody to playoff contender. They went 10-24 last year and 7-27 in 2018. In Saturday’s loss, though, New York guard Kia Nurse went down with a sprained ankle. The severity of the injury is not yet known. Still, the No. 1 overall pick from Oregon stuffed the box score as she so often did in college and demonstrated her inclination to be her team’s top offensive option. She finished the contest with 12 points, six boards and four assists.Here’s Ionescu’s first bucket as a pro:First career @WNBA bucket for @sabrina_i20 in the books!— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) July 25, 2020MORE: Ionescu formed tight bond with Kobe Bryantlast_img read more