Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm Contact Trevor: email@example.com | @TrevorHass Much ado has been made recently about whether college athletes should be compensated for their work.Coaches have voiced their opinions, some in support and others against the idea. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer doesn’t have any opinion, though. In fact, he said he doesn’t deserve to have an opinion yet.That’s something he has to earn as a head coach.“Maybe someday, when I’m respected enough as a head coach,” Shafer said, “I can weigh in on those things a little better.”He said the matter is out of his control and not something he focuses on. Instead, his main concern is helping his team get better every day and practicing what he preaches to his players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s always going to be issues with how much, how little, all that back and forth,” Shafer said, “but I don’t feel comfortable or have a big opinion on that right now.” Comments
Published on August 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm Contact Charlie: firstname.lastname@example.org | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ High expectations did not faze No. 2 Syracuse (1-0), the defending national champions, as SU won its season opener against Temple (0-1), 8-0.Orange forward Liz Sack scored the first goal of the game and Emma Lamison followed just a minute and a half later, with the assist coming from Sack. SU added two more goals in the first half, finishing with a 4-0 lead.The second half was similar to the first with Syracuse netting four more goals. Lies Lagerweij scored twice, including one goal coming on a penalty stroke. Senior Elaine Carey also jumped on the scoreboard, adding her first goal in a Syracuse uniform in the win.Goalkeeper Regan Spencer and the SU defense shut the Owls out. Temple only managed three shots, putting only one on goal. Spencer played all 70 minutes in the win and seems to have taken over the starting gig vacated after Jess Jecko graduated last season.The Orange came out aggressive and the offense clicked, posting 22 shots, 17 of which were on goal. Six of the eight goals were assisted, showing the team hasn’t lost its cohesiveness despite graduating several players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Syracuse seemed to have a clear edge on both offense and defense, the penalty game was much different. Though penalties were mostly even, SU finished with 15 compared to Temple’s 12. Nijsje Venrooy was given a yellow card for the Orange, the only issued in the game.SU will face its next opponent this Sunday, August 28 against No. 6 ranked Maryland in Philadelphia. Comments Related Stories Syracuse field hockey picked 3rd in ACC poll, 2 players make preseason All-ACC teamOrange in the Olympics: Alyssa Manley’s chase for Rio de JaneiroSyracuse field hockey announces 2016 scheduleHow Ange Bradley finally got the national title she’s been chasing for 25 years
The third match of round two of league games of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) for pool A, continued on Saturday, February 21st 2015 at the Accra Rugby pitch in Legon.The first kickoff of the day was between defending champions, Idas sports and Accra Sharks. Coming from behind to win last week’s tough encounter against current log leaders Cosmos Buffaloes, Idas Sports were looking to extend their win to three in a row.Idas had a tough time getting on the score sheet at the commencement of the game but when the full back of the Idas side intercepted a ball in the middle of the pitch intended for the running back of the Accra Sharks side, he made a beautiful run to the try line scoring the first try of the game. From there on, Idas seemed unstoppable as they scored try after try winning the game by 70 points to 0.The coach of the side Abdul Samad was ecstatic about the win, having won three games in a row so far. “As defending champions, all the teams in league are looking to beat us so we can’t afford to slip up,” he said, adding that, ” We have two very tough encounters remaining this season and winning both games assures us the playoffs for the league title”.The second game of the day was between log leaders, Cosmos Buffaloes and third placed side, Dansoman Hurricanes. The Hurricanes had lost their two previous games, so they were eager to mark their first win of the second round, likewise the log leaders recording the first loss of the season last week knowing that another loss will push them out of contention for the playoffs.The encounter began with both sides displaying a lot of strength and tactical discipline, but it was the slip up by the Hurricanes scrum half that gifted the ball to the running back of the buffaloes to open the scoring. Cosmos Buffaloes RFC team prior to their match against Dansoman Hurricanes RFCThe Hurricanes lost their focus allowing the Buffaloes to score more tries to seal the win. The Hurricanes scored their only try in the dying minutes of the game. The Buffaloes won the game by 30 points to 5.The captain of the winning side, Hamza Klitsco Diaba, reiterated his coach’s words last week that no team is a walk over this season. “We knew going into this game that the Hurricanes were eager for their first win so they won’t leave anything to chance. He added that “we kept our cool throughout the game enabling us to win this very important encounter”.The final game of the day was between runners up of last season’s league, Legon Titans RFC and fifth placed team, Tema Anchors RFC. Tema Anchors registered their first win of the second round of matches, by beating Accra Sharks last week comfortably and were looking to extend their win. Legon Titans on the other hand have won all their encounters coming into this game, so were on high spirit to extend their winning streak.The Titans opened the scoring with a penalty kick after 25 minutes of play. The Anchors quickly responded by scoring a penalty, levelling out the scores. The half ended with nothing separating both sides.It was the second half that would prove a lot more exciting as Legon Titans clearly showed why they are one of the favourites to win this season’s league Title.They outrun the defence of the Anchors side by scoring 7 tries in a space of ten minutes in the second half of the game. They continued scoring try after try once they found the weak spot in the defence of the opposition. They won the game comfortably by 74 points to 3.The coach of the winning side was elated once again at his team’s performance on the pitch. “My boys were disciplined throughout the game and that was the factor that gave them an edge over the Anchors.” ”‹”‹He then added that, “Next week’s encounter with defending champions, Idas Sports will prove a tougher encounter but we will prepare very well to meet them boot for boot.”After three games in round two Cosmos Buffaloes are still sitting on the summit with 34 points, followed by Idas Sports with 31 points and in third position, Legon Titans RFC with 30 points, at fourth position is Dansoman Hurricanes with 12 points, fifth is Tema Anchors with 3 points and Accra sharks RFC still occupying the bottom of the summit with no points.
UPDATED: One man has been arrested after Gardai uncovered a major drugs operation in Portsalon last night.Gardai are examining the growhouse in Portsalon this evening.As part of an intelligence-led operation, officers from the drugs unit raided a house in the area.The operation uncovered a major cannabis grow-house containing what is believed to be a substantial amount of drugs. A total of 321 plants worth an estimated €128,000 have been uncovered.One man, who is understood to be a foreign national and aged 28, was arrested at the scene.He is currently being questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.A Garda team are at the scene of the raid. Elaborate apparatus used to grow cannabis has been recovered as well as a substantial amount of cannabis plants.The raid is the latest such bust following a number of similar type operations across the county in recent months.A number of people recently appeared before the courts after a growhouse was discovered a Chinese takeaway in Balybofey. BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL GARDAI DISCOVER DRUGS FACTORY was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cannabisGardaigrowhousePortsalon