Bulldogs Sweep Bengals In Basketball

first_imgThe 7th grade Bulldogs beat Greendale 37 – 26.Scoring for Batesville was Colt Meyer 14, Seth Gausman 13, Dempsy Bohman 8 and Alex Smith with 2 points. Brayden Linkel led the team with 6 rebounds and Gausman had 6 assists.The team’s record is now 4 – 1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.The BMS 8th grade played a very nice game against Greendale last night winning 47-17.The entire team contributed to the victory with good defense and offensive execution.  Leading scorers were Trey Heidlage with 12, Cooper Williams 9, Sam Haskamp 8, and Lane Oesterling and Devin Scripture with 6 points each.The team’s next game will be Tuesday at BHS against St. Louis Catholic School.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Terry Giesting.last_img

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Lady Bulldogs Victorious Over Lady Raiders

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs outlasted the South Ripley Raiders 26-21 to improve to 7-2 on the season and 4-0 at home.The Bulldogs did not have their best showing of the year, but they were able to prevail in a sloppy game at BMS gymnasium.  Leading the way on defense was Emma Weiler, who played locked down defense all night forcing multiple turnovers.  On the offensive side of the floor Ava Hanson led all scorers with 8 points, followed by Timbre Davies (4 points), Emma Weiler (4 points), Ella Wilhelm (4 points) Ashlee Cornn (3 points), Makayla Granger (3 points), and Jadyn Harrington (2 points).The Lady Bulldogs travel to Aurora on Thursday night for a rematch with South Dearborn.  Good luck girls and bring home a win!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The BMS 8th grade Lady Bulldogs upped their record to 7-2 for the season last night with a come from behind win over the South Ripley Lady Raiders.The Lady Bulldogs used a 3 and a half minute spurt in the 4th quarter to overcome the deficient. Carley Pride and Ashley Nobbe hit big free throws in the 4th quarter to help seal the victory. Carley Kaiser lead the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points. Other scorers were Ashley Nobbe with 8, Carly Pride and Breanna Wells each added 4, and Gabby Elston had 2. Sarah Ripperger did not score but played great defense that led to many turnovers.The Lady Bulldogs will travel to South Dearborn to play the Lady Squires on Thursday night.The Lady Raiders were led in scoring by Rachel Meyer with 10. Other scoring for the Lady Raiders were Ellie Waldron with 6, Renee Tunny scored 3, and Sarah Meyer and Natasha Shinkle each adding 2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

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Di Canio feared instant axe

first_img Press Association “He [Short] might have thought, ‘Now I’ll sack him straight away’ because he was under pressure. Instead he backed me 100 per cent, 1,000 per cent. He supported me in an incredible way. “It was a strange moment, a strange situation in time those three days. I thought maybe he would call me at that time and say… “But instead he rang me and backed me all the way. He said, ‘Proceed because you have complete support from the Board’. “From there, I felt even more energy, I was even more focused and even more determined to get the best out of the team, and I believed that no matter what the split with fans, I would look to make them happy as quickly as I could.” That is something Di Canio certainly has done with victories over Newcastle and Everton which have significantly boosted the club’s chances of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Indeed, if they were to win at Aston Villa, Sunderland would be eight points clear of 18th-placed Wigan with three matches remaining, although the Latics have a game in hand. Defeat would see Villa join the Black Cats and Newcastle on 37 points, five clear of Wigan, but Di Canio’s men would then return to the Stadium of Light for successive home fixtures against Stoke and Southampton and the chance to secure their top-flight status. Paolo Di Canio has admitted he feared he could be sacked within days of being appointed Sunderland manager.center_img The 44-year-old Italian’s arrival on Wearside prompted a storm amid criticism of his previously-stated political views and the club found itself thrust into the national media spotlight for the wrong reasons. However, Black Cats owner and chairman Ellis Short remained firmly behind his new boss, and has reaped the rewards since. “For three days after I signed the contract, what happened? I don’t have to go through it all again, but look what happened,” Di Canio told the Sunderland Echo. last_img read more

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The Latest: Horse racing resumes in Germany with no fans

first_imgThe announcement comes one day after Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors agreed the season could resume.The Bundesliga was suspended on March 13 with nine rounds remaining. Seifert says the league will begin again where it left off.Seifert was speaking after a video conference with members from the country’s 36 clubs in the top two divisions. The second division will also resume on May 16.___The French Tennis Federation says it will refund tickets purchased for the French Open because of uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic. Formula One says Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona midfielder Arthur will compete alongside drivers in this weekend’s virtual Spanish Grand Prix.Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi will be the F1 drivers in Sunday’s event.Aguero will race for Red Bull alongside Albon. Courtois will run for Alfa Romeo in his second virtual race. Arthur will be with Haas.Golfer Ian Poulter will make his third appearance with Renault.The virtual Spanish GP will take place during the same weekend the real race was scheduled to run at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. The race will consist of a qualifying session and a 33-lap race. The Latest: Horse racing resumes in Germany with no fans Switzerland’s government has said professional clubs can resume training Monday. Games in empty stadiums should be possible from June 8.The league says the government has advised that teams are no longer eligible for an unemployment insurance program when players start training. The league says it is having “very constructive” talks with the government about further federal aid.___The International Canoe Federation says it is planning its budget in case the Tokyo Olympics get canceled in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The ICF says its board “approved two budget scenarios” up to 2022 taking into account “the chance of no competition or Olympics in 2021.” The ICF is due to get about $16 million from the International Olympic Committee as a share of revenue from the postponed Tokyo Games.The ICF has postponed or canceled all international events through August. It is due to have an election congress in December when president Jose Perurena steps down after 12 years.___German soccer league managing director Christian Seifert says the Bundesliga season will resume on May 16.The matches will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___The Peach Bowl is donating $1.09 million to help fund COVID-19 screenings in Georgia.The bowl announced it will help fund the telemedicine screening mobile app developed by Augusta University Health System. The AU Health ExpressCare app allows for free virtual screenings for the virus throughout the day with no appointment.Patients who screen positive will be scheduled for tests.Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan says the aim is giving Georgia residents access to screenings and tests “as soon as possible.” The Russia-based league shut down in March but didn’t immediately decide how the final standings would be determined. The league is widely considered to be the strongest outside the NHL.The KHL says the eight teams still in the playoffs at the time the season ended will be ruled as jointly finishing in the top eight positions.___Soccer clubs from Germany’s top two divisions will discuss setting a date to resume the suspended season amid the coronavirus pandemic. It could be as soon as next week.The German Football League’s board reportedly favors a start date of May 15 but some clubs want it later. Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello says his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Gastaldello tells Italian daily La Repubblica “we don’t feel safe. They’re asking us to resume training and to get back out onto the field right away … It’s putting all of the players’ safety on the line.”He says “I’m speaking for me and for my teammates” and adds it’s not worth it “if the price of resuming is us getting seriously injured.”Most clubs in the Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.Brescia is one of areas hit hardest by the virus but Gastaldello says he was never tested. The race day at the Neue Bult track near Hannover on Thursday was the first to take place in Germany since the calendar was suspended in March.It followed talks between race organizers and the local authorities, and access to the track was strictly limited.Jockeys and grooms wore masks and betting was only allowed online. More races are scheduled for Friday in Cologne.Germany resumed ahead of other major European horse racing nations. The equestrian sport of trotting, or harness racing, has continued in Sweden through the coronavirus pandemic.The German soccer league Bundesliga is set to resume on May 16. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7 but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4.The FFT says it “has taken the decision to cancel and refund all tickets purchased for the original dates of Roland Garros.”The FFT is also working closely with French authorities “to establish the necessary measures which will ensure the health and security of all guests attending the tournament.”Refunds will be received by end of May and a new ticketing procedure will be opened if the tournament goes ahead.___ Europa will enter next season’s Champions League qualifying rounds. St. Joseph’s and third-place Lincoln Red Imps will enter the Europa League.___The president of French soccer club Lyon says he hopes the resumption of the German league can prompt a reversal of the decision to end the season in his own country.The top two leagues in Germany have been given the go-ahead to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.The 10 remaining league matches in France were canceled last week. Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion and Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh. The F1 season hasn’t started yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The Gibraltar soccer federation says it has declared the league season null and void with no champion.The top two teams in the league were Europa and St. Joseph’s when the coronavirus pandemic caused the season to be suspended. The federation says they were so close in the standings it could not declare a champion “in the interests of sporting integrity.”The federation said last week that on government advice the season could not be completed by a UEFA-set deadline for Gibraltar of July 20. Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann backs a May 23 start to “reduce the injury risk” with more training and because some clubs were cleared to return to training earlier than others. Mainz wants two weeks to prepare.The league was given the go-ahead Wednesday to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.More teams are returning to full-team training instead of working in small groups. Borussia Mönchengladbach is resuming full training despite what it called “very weak positive” coronavirus tests for one player and one staff member. The club says the player has since tested negative twice and the staff member is isolating at home after one negative test.___ May 7, 2020 Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says on sports daily L’Equipe’s website “it might not be too late to imagine … something coherent on a political level.”He adds that “by adapting our methods we could probably have finished the league.”Aulas argued for a playoff system to end the league by late August and reserved the possibility to claim damages he estimated at tens of millions of euros (dollars).___The Kontinental Hockey League says it will not name a champion after it stopped the season part-way through the playoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Horse racing has resumed in Germany, but without spectators and with mask-wearing jockeys. Associated Press ___The Swiss soccer league says clubs will discuss on May 29 if they want to resume playing in June amid the coronavirus pandemic.The league says the meeting of the 20 clubs will be two days after the next Swiss federal government update on easing restrictions.A restart on June 19 leaves seven weekends and six midweek games to meet UEFA’s preferred Aug. 3 target to complete domestic seasons.St. Gallen leads defending champion Young Boys on goal difference and is five points ahead of third-place Basel. He says “we’ll know if we’ve had it only once they test us before training.”Brescia president Massimo Cellino has also been a vociferous opponent to resuming the season but says it’s not because he wants his club to avoid relegation.The Italian government has not yet approved the resumption of the season.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Sports Reform Committee in Abuja for Second Retreat

first_imgAs the guest speaker at an open session of the Sports Reform Committee at the boardroom of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, he said “we cannot use 20th century practices to solve 21st century problems.“The 21st century is a ‘no jobs’ century with information communication technology (ICT) wiping off most jobs as one computer can do the job of 30 persons working manually. Banks are retrenching because with ATM cards less desk cashiers are needed for example.“Therefore, sports which is one of the three competencies needed to survive must therefore be run by intelligent, knowledgeable business minds who know where the money is and can position and package their sports to attract capital.”Continuing, the renowned business consultant said: “to attract indigenous private and foreign investment, sports in Nigeria has to be democratised and taken out of the hands of the bureaucracy and glamourised.”The parley also featured a session with Lagos based sports editors from television, radio and newspaper houses who rubbed minds with the committee on the problems stalling sports development in Nigeria.However, the Abuja retreat, according to a statement from the committee “will have an open house on Thursday, April 28, featuring a presentation from a public sector individual and a parley with Abuja-based sports editors.”The Committee has seven terms of reference which are:i) Design a new architecture that will restructure Nigerian sports from a service oriented model to a development oriented one that will enhance effective and enduring sports development in Nigeria.ii) Identify the major obstacles to sports development in Nigeriaiii) Develop a sustainable framework for sports development which will build a strong base for the systematic discovery, identification, training and deployment of athletes into sporting activities.iv) Develop a holistic framework, including institutional, legal and other arrangements to professionalise sports and provide alternative career options for our teeming youth with clearly established career path for athletes in all sporting fields.v) Recommend ways of reconstituting the sports federations/associations in a way that all stake holders have a say and attract passionate, knowledgeable and resourceful leadership.vi) Identify, suggest and recommend alternative sources of revenue for the funding of sports development in Nigeria.vii) Come up with other considerations which in the opinion of the committee will lead to the repositioning of Nigerian sports for effective and enduring development.The committee which has until July 14 to submit its report has Godwin Kienka as chairman.Members are; Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, Prof. Florence Adeyanju, Chief Segun Odegbami, Col. Sam Ahmedu (rtd), Chief Mary Onyali, Bola Orodele, Yusuf Datti, Kayode Thomas, Ayo Olubato, Dr Ademola Aare, Waziri Laminu and Despan Kwardem.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Sports Reform Committee set up by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, to restructure Nigerian sports for effective development will begin a second retreat in Abuja starting today.The Abuja retreat is coming on the heels of the maiden edition in Lagos which featured presentations from the private sector led by the president and Chairman in Council of the Nigeria – British Chamber of Commerce, Prince Dapo Adelegan.Adelegan, had insisted at the weekend in Lagos said that sports development in the 21st century anywhere in the world, especially more so in Nigeria, should be driven by persons with a serious business mindset.last_img read more

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The Wells Carlton Hotel Joins Okpekpe Race Train

first_imgThe Wells Carlton Hotel and Luxury Apartments, a five-star luxury hospitality icon in Abuja has signed in as a friend of the IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in the hotel and hospitality category.Zack Amodu, Director of Organisation for the first label road race in West Africa told the media yesterday that the hotel and luxury apartments which is majestically situated in the plush Asokoro District of Abuja decided to join the historic race because of its pace-setting role in getting international recognition for a road race to showcase the rustic and beautiful landscape of Okpekpe, a town in Etsako East local government area of Edo State.“The owner of the hotel, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo is an illustrious son of Edo State. He is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, philanthropist and trained commercial pilot who spared no expense in creating the world-class Wells Carlton Hotel and Luxury Apartments for those who demand only the very best. “We are delighted to have this respected and highly successful Nigerian join us as we continue to put the country’s name on the map of the world as a very safe place to come to and a destination for sports,” said Amodu who revealed that Captain Okunbo has registered as a celebrity runner for this year’s race.“So friends and admirers of this great son of Edo State can track his race via the special application developed for this purpose or watch him live on SuperSport and AIT on race day,” he stressed.Amodu also disclosed that this year’s race which holds on Saturday May 25, 2019 will be organised with a gold label template.He further revealed that Pamodzi Sports Marketing , organisers of the race want to use the seventh edition to benchmark subsequent editions as they move to get the first and only IAAF silver label race in West Africa upgraded to a gold label event and become in the process the first in the sub-region and second in the continent of Africa after the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in South Africa.“We are organising an IAAF Gold Label race this year albeit the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race status is still silver. This is because the IAAF have changed the method of application for a label race. The international governing body for the sport wants application for the desired label at least two months before the race. What this means is that requirements for the label you are applying for must be the template for the preceding race,” the race director concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Syracuse offense sputters in pair of Big East losses during weekend

first_imgLouisville knew what the Syracuse attack would bring. The Cardinals prepared for it perfectly.On Thursday afternoon in the Women’s Building, Louisville’s second team wore white shirts bearing the numbers of Syracuse players Silvi Uattara, Gosia Wlaszczuk, Samantha Clarey and Nicolette Serratore. They then attacked from their customary positions, and the Cardinals starters stifled the attack.The preparation worked, as Syracuse (9-15, 1-8 Big East) failed to establish a consistent attack in Friday’s three-set (25-23, 25-12, 25-18) loss to Louisville (20-3, 9-1) in the Women’s Building. The Orange couldn’t fool Cincinnati (9-14, 7-3) either in a three-set (25-22, 25-20, 25-19) loss on Sunday that brought its current losing streak to five. The teams’ defenses stymied SU’s offense and forced the Orange into mistakes.“They knew exactly what we were going to do, and we tried to do the exact same thing, so we switched up the hitting,” Clarey said after the loss to the Cardinals. “We knew where their blocks were going to be, but they have such strong, tall blockers.”Louisville easily predicted Syracuse’s point of attack in its first game against the program’s former head coach Leonid Yelin, who was hired by SU last December. The Cardinals’ staunch, athletic blocking up the middle, led by 6-foot-2-inch middle blocker Gwen Rucker and 6-foot-3-inch middle blocker Brooke Mattingly, shut down the Orange offense. Louisville tallied 21 blocks to Syracuse’s 11.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse avoided the Louisville blockers in a back-and-forth first set. The Orange fought back from a 12-6 deficit to tie it at 15. After a service error by Louisville’s Carly Sahagian brought the score to 24-23, Lola Arslanbekova put the set away with a powerful kill into the middle of the Orange defense.Syracuse’s offense continued to struggle in the second set. To compensate for Louisville’s blocking presence up the middle, the Orange’s hitters started spraying the ball all over the floor. But inaccuracy cost Syracuse, as it committed 11 attack errors in the set. Wlaszczuk drilled the ball over the back line and Louisville setter Hannah George scored on a kill on the next point to give the Cardinals the lopsided 25-13 victory.The Orange fought back in the third set. Syracuse held a 17-17 tie, but the Cardinals broke the score open with a 7-0 run during which the Orange made three attacking errors. Uattara, who leads Syracuse with 3.5 kills per set, made the sixth of her seven attack errors of the match in that span. She had only two kills.Yelin said his team was overwhelmed by the veteran Louisville lineup at the end of the third set.“Down the stretch, the experience, knowledge and character took over,” Yelin said.Blocks hurt Syracuse in Friday’s match, but digs did the Orange in on Sunday.Cincinnati set itself up in all the right spots and made some acrobatic plays to counter Syracuse’s hits. The Orange made 28 errors as Cincinnati dug most of the hits that landed in bounds.“They were definitely really scrappy; they dug a lot of balls and were in the right spot,” setter Emily Betteridge said. “They blocked really well so that when we hit around it, they were there.”Uattara bounced back with an 11-kill effort against Cincinnati. Still, it wasn’t enough to beat a disciplined and prepared Cincinnati defense that racked up 42 digs in the match.Yelin said he used to mark the opposing players in practice when he coached at Louisville. The Cardinals showed the strategy’s effectiveness Friday, and Yelin would like to use it again.But he said his inexperienced players have to be completely prepared themselves before preparing for their opponent’s tendencies.“I was doing this when I had an experienced team,” Yelin said. “I didn’t do this once this year because we’re worrying about what we have to do. Worrying about them would be a little too much.” Comments Published on October 21, 2012 at 11:48 pm Contact Jacob: jspramuk@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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No. 2 Syracuse hangs on in 12-11 win over unranked Connecticut at home

first_imgSyracuse’s players jogged out to the 25-yard line and huddled up. They didn’t show the same enthusiasm that they normally do after wins. They didn’t dance or yell, two staples of the Orange’s off-field mannerisms.Kayla Treanor led the conversation and told her teammates to remember the result of the game.“Kayla came in and said before we say anything, before we complain, just to keep our heads up,” defender Mallory Vehar said. “A win’s a win and just to value that.”No. 2 Syracuse (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) barely held on to beat Connecticut (1-3), 12-11, on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. And despite the 23 turnovers and six failed clears, the Orange never surrendered the lead after gaining it with 11 minutes left in the first half.On a night when head coach Gary Gait said his players looked past the unranked Huskies, they still battled through their inefficiencies and weathered a 4-1 Huskies run that cut SU’s lead to one with 10 minutes left.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a dogfight every game,” Vehar said. “We’re going to get the best game from every team we play so I think it’s just mentally preparing us.”And when the game hung in the balance, the Orange went to its best player: Treanor. She received a pass from Halle Majorana while cutting through the middle of Connecticut’s defense and notched her fourth goal of the game.It had been 11 minutes since SU’s last goal and during the ensuing media timeout, Gait sprinted to the wall between the stands and the field, picked up his whiteboard and hurried back to the huddle. He pointed to the spots on the field where Treanor just scored and moved his arms motioning to his players how to find offensive success.After UConn answered to make it 11-10, its small contingent of fans out-cheered SU’s and the crowd’s reaction didn’t reflect which team was leading on the scoreboard.“Just staying composed,” Treanor said of the key while the Huskies trimmed the lead, “and we have the lead so just trying to stay focused and getting our opportunities.”While the defense occasionally struggled to clear the ball, the offense didn’t get flustered as Connecticut made its comeback.With six minutes to go, Treanor penetrated again and drew a free-position shot. She stepped toward the goal and fired a bounce shot to the far side. It ricocheted off the cross bar and gave Syracuse its 12th goal, which proved to be just enough.“I had the opportunity to score but I think it comes down to people, not individuals,” Treanor said. “… I just ended up with the ball. I don’t think it had anything to do with myself.”Though the Orange never scored the rest of the way, its offense did the bare minimum to hang on.Kailah Kempney helped Syracuse win the final three draw controls of the game, and with four minutes left, Gait told his players to kill the clock. But even while trying something as simple as passing the ball around the perimeter, the Orange had unforced turnovers.“It’s something we need to work on and get better at, is finishing a game,” Gait said. “… We got to be able to kill two minutes, four minutes of the clock and we got to work hard at it.”When the Huskies cut SU’s lead to one with 77 seconds left, their players jumped up and down and their fans banged on the bleachers as Syracuse’s bench players stood still.But Kempney won the final draw and the Orange finished off the game — albeit barely — and remained undefeated.“I think it’s just mental focus,” Gait said. “… It says that we’re not going to quit. We’re going to keep playing.” Comments Published on February 25, 2015 at 10:43 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Hands RaisED explores police brutality

first_imgSarah Kim | Daily TrojanGet schooled · David Turner, a representative from the Social Justice Learning Institute, explained the school-to-prison-pipeline Thursday.Panelists discussed police influence and brutality inside and outside of classrooms at “Hands RaisED: Policing in the Classroom and on the Streets” on Thursday evening. The event, hosted by USC’s Academic Culture Assembly in cooperation with the USC Black Student Assembly, is part of the ACA’s EdMonth.EdMonth is a month long student-led program dedicated to educating and raising awareness among USC students about the state of education within the United States. EdMonth hopes to bridge the Los Angeles and USC communities and prioritize marginalized students by giving them a platform to face educational inequality directly. Natalie Nguyen, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, coordinated the event and said that the nationwide debate over police tactics in minority communities influenced EdMonth’s decision to focus on educational justice this year.“The purpose of this event is in order to discuss the intersection between police brutality and the school-to-prison pipeline and also build community,” Nguyen said.The panel featured David Turner, a representative from the Social Justice Learning Institute; Tauheedah Shakur, a former Los Angeles Unified School District student and organizer; Shantel Vachani, a professor at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and an education attorney; and Preston Fregia, the unity chair of the BSA. Vachani began the discussion by defining the school-to-prison pipeline and through her experience as an education attorney, how students are being pushed out by the educational system into another system because of disabilities they have induced by mental trauma experienced within their environment. “When a young person acts out because they have an underlying disability or manifestation, at that same time they might have rights in the educational setting,” Vachani said.Fregia expressed his own personal stance on race, racism and police brutality.“When asked a question of how do cases of police brutality outside the classroom affects students of color I answer with: The anger stems from the fact that students of color have to live inside of the illusions of another man’s reality,” Fregia said.Tauheedah Shakur also shared her own experience with racism and the school-to-prison pipeline during her school years at Crenshaw High School. “My peers were treated like they were criminals while they’re in school. Now this affects a lot of people of color. TV shows us that we are nothing but thugs and killers. If TV shows us that, and our homes aren’t good, and school isn’t good, what is supposed to be good? What is supposed to be normal?” Shakur said.Turner took on a more historical perspective. He discussed how the school-to-prison pipeline came into existence. He explained how the phenomena occurred as a response by the government in order to try and deal with the black power movement. “The foundations for what we know as the school-to-prison pipeline were laid by the black power movement,” Turner said. The panel addressed specific issues within LAUSD. The broader implication, as discussed by the panelist, is that these issues can be seen throughout the country and are not singularly a county or state issue. The understanding is that these issues of concentrated disadvantage exist by design and need to be recognized. Subsequently, more needs to be done in order to fix the situation. “If we are really going to advance this idea educational justice, then we have to be really explicit about race,” Turner said.last_img read more

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Syracuse falls to No. 8 NC State, 69-60

first_imgSyracuse’s season has been defined by stunning highs and even more unexpected lows. Blowout losses to Duke, Georgia Tech and Miami make top-10 wins over Louisville and Florida State look like outliers.Still, North Carolina State presented SU an opportunity for a third top-notch, undeniable win before the upcoming conference tournament. The No. 8 Wolfpack (24-4, 13-4 Atlantic Coast) entered Thursday’s contest losers of three of four, but Syracuse (15-13, 9-8) still couldn’t recreate the upset magic it’s conjured at times this season. The Orange never led despite NC State’s leading scorer, Elissa Cunane, playing only 11 minutes. Also in SU’s 69-60 loss, freshman guard Teisha Hyman didn’t return with an apparent right knee injury.Holes in Syracuse’s defense opened up in the first quarter once Cunane checked in. It was senior night, so the Wolfpack center came off the bench. On one play, Cunane ran unimpeded from her own basket to SU’s rim in semi-transition, finishing a layup. The sophomore scored eight points in four minutes to close the first.After missing her first four shot attempts, SU’s leading scorer, Kiara Lewis, found her rhythm. She consistently hit pull-up jumpers coming off ball-screens. To open the second half, she hesitated at the elbow off a screen, then snaked between two defenders for a lefty lay-in. SU still trailed 40-33 at halftime.An Emily Engstler 3-pointer in transition cut NC State’s lead to four, then a turnaround hook in the post trimmed it to two early in the third quarter. But that would be the closest the Orange would get, as NC State responded to SU’s 7-0 run with an 8-2 spurt of its own.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe third quarter was worse for Syracuse than the impending loss. While Hyman drove to the hoop on one play, the freshman guard crumbled to the floor, immediately clutching her right knee. After the non-contact injury, she hobbled off the court — not putting any pressure on her right leg — with the help of the coaching and medical staff.Hyman, who’s provided a spark off the bench all season, previously tore her left ACL. Heading into Thursday, Hyman averaged 6.6 points per game and provided active defense as SU’s sixth man.Soon after, freshman guard Taleah Washington replaced Hyman, Washington nailed a 3-pointer. But Syracuse’s guard depth certainly took a hit. The Wolfpack then went on an 11-3 run to close out the third quarter, as the Orange zone couldn’t limit NC State’s outside shooters.At one point in the fourth quarter, Lewis (20 points) and Gabrielle Cooper (six points) led a two-on-one fast break, but Wolfpack senior guard Aislinn Konig swatted Lewis’s layup attempt out of bounds. It was part of a seven-minute stretch with one field goal for Syracuse.SU held the Wolfpack to just eight fourth-quarter points, but the final 10 minutes were null at that point. In total, Syracuse shot just 35.8% from the field, and 25% from 3. The Orange shoot the most 3s in the conference but convert them at the second-lowest rate.With the win, the Wolfpack clinched the second seed in the upcoming ACC tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. Syracuse has one game remaining before Greensboro, and as of now, is projected to miss the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012. Comments Published on February 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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