Former Syracuse basketball players react to announcement of Jim Boeheim’s intended retirement

first_img Published on March 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Former Syracuse guard Matt Roe and walk-on Andrew Kouwe responded to the university’s announcement that SU head coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three seasons. Both players relayed expressed excitement about the future of the program under current assistant coach Mike Hopkins.Matt Roe, Syracuse guard from 1986-89 (in an email) “It’s a win-win for the university and the coaching staff. Shows Coach is energized to put this team and the program past the NCAA sanctions and handing the baton off to Mike Hopkins after 3 years when the school  has overcome the obstacles it was presented and the program is back on firm ground and national prominence.”Andrew Kouwe, Syracuse walk-on guard from 2000-04“I think obviously, some people are taken back. They weren’t expecting that to come from Boeheim. I think it’s a good thing it’s out there because especially from a recruiting standpoint. I’m sure a lot of recruits when they recruited by Syracuse, they say, ‘How long do you think Boehiem is going to be there?’ There was just a little bit of uncertainty. Now its out there, you know who the coach-in-waiting is. Considering that there are a loss of scholarships for the next four years, recruiting needs to be better, everyone needs to be better at recruiting… Now there’s less unknown.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“… Some people think that Boehiem will never retire because he loves basketball so much and it’s just in his blood. It’s a passion and it’s a great thing to see. I think with the timing everyone’s going to say, ‘Oh, the sanctions caused this.’ Maybe he just thought the time was right. I think at some point, it’s going to be interesting if he comments further on it. It’s just more of a timing of it’s time to go, it’s time to hand over the reins to Coach (Mike) Hopkins.“… They’ve got to start recruiting freshmen in high school right now so they can say ‘Hey, Coach Hopkins in three years is going to be next coach.’ The unknown is always the worst, especially when you’re a big-time recruit with schools coming after you. The last thing you want is a school you’re not sure about.“… He is the Syracuse basketball program. You hate to see him leave but everything eventually comes to an end. But the most important part is how you leave your program, and I think he’s leaving it in great hands with Coach Hopkins. I think it’s only going to continue to remain strong.“… Mistakes get made, sometimes out of his control. And it’s unfortunate and the best thing is to look toward the future and make sure those mistakes are corrected and keep the program at a high level.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Betclic takes aim at Santa Casa in latest Portuguese advertising campaign

first_img Share French betting group Betclic has courted controversy after launching its new Portuguese advertising campaign ‘Censurado – (Censored)’ featuring popular comedian António Raminhos.The integrated campaign, which features the slogan ‘The ad that TV could not approve’, sees Raminhos ‘bleeped out’ on TV formats as he tries to explain the benefits of wagering on Betclic against Placard– the digital property of Portuguese state-owned gambling regulator  Santa Casa da Misericórdia.A ‘censored’ Raminhos urges Portuguese audiences to turn to YouTube, where they will be uninterrupted in finding out the advantages of Betclic versus, with the comedian highlighting a vast array of in-play markets, live sports streaming events and a wider selection of bet types as Betclic benefits.In 2016, Betclic became the first international bookmaker to be granted a ‘B+ Licence’ by the Portuguese government, allowing the firm to operate online sports betting and casino provisions.The French betting outfit would remain in the market as European counterparts William Hill, Betfair and bet365 departed Portugal, contesting the government’s reformed ‘Online Gambling Bill’, which introduced an ‘unworkable’ 8-16% betting turnover tax.In addition, the Portuguese government was further criticised for allowing Santa Casa da Misericórdia to maintain its gambling services, creating an unbalanced marketplace for competitors.Since reforming its online gambling market in 2016, only 888, Betano (Greece) and Luckia (Spain) have followed Betclic in joining the regulated Portuguese sports betting market. Share StumbleUpon Stoiximan/Betano rebrands to Kaizen Gaming July 13, 2020 EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval July 3, 2020 Related Articles Submit Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020last_img read more

Betgenius evolves BetBuilder adding NFL & NBA provisions

first_imgShare Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Related Articles BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 Submit Share Matt Stephenson – BetgeniusBetgenius has announced the ‘next evolution’ of its BetBuilder product, adding greater market variety and control of pre-match betting inventory for sportsbook clients.The sports data technology group continues to enhance its BetBuilder vertical in partnership with next-generation sportsbook software supplier Sportcast, bringing new innovations to industry ‘Request-a-Bet’ standard disciplines.Expanding the product’s range, Betgenius adds the NFL and NBA as BetBuilder markets, which will be further supported by its fully managed feed offering pre-built popular bets and a wide-ranging set of player stats markets.Updating stakeholders, Betgenius details that deeper integration of pre-built betting inventory will help clients maximise market turnover, offering enticing same-game multis, combined with indexing of latest market trends and popular bets.Boosting market engagement, Betgenius enhances BetBuilder with acute player stats, allowing punters to include and customise selections such as Lebron James to score 30+ points, Sergio Aguero to have 5+ shots or Tom Brady to throw 300+ passing yards.Matt Stephenson, Global Partnerships Director at Betgenius, explains: “Our enhanced product set built in partnership with Sportcast adds even greater depth and flexibility to the pre-match experience. Ourfirst-of-a-kind BetBuilder has delivered extraordinary returns for operators and with the addition of US sports and player props among other new features, we believe there is huge success still to come.”Ryan Coombs – SportcastBetgenius’ latest enhancements, see the BetBuilder vertical now feature 400+ different markets covering all major football competitions, the NFL and NBA, significantly diversifying same-game possibilities, all accessible within an enhanced product interface driving player engagement and usability.Backing BetBuilder developments, Ryan Coombs, Managing Director at Sportcast, said: “It is our mission to bring the next generation of user experiences to the industry, player stats markets are a huge part of this picture and we are delighted to offer operators a suite of engaging products that further re-defines the pre-match experience.”last_img read more

Twitch and Bandai Namco to host Tekken World Tour

first_imgThere is good news on the horizon for fans of Tekken 7 after Twitch and Bandai Namco announced a new tournament series.The two companies have teamed up in an effort to create a series of tournaments for the upcoming Tekken 7 game. The Tekken World Tour will last for a total of six months, feature a $200,000 (£156,140.22) total prize pool and is expected to start on June 16.Image courtesy of Bandai Namco“TEKKEN 7 is the latest chapter from one of BANDAI NAMCO’s marquee fighting game franchises and Twitch is home to the fighting game community; it made perfect sense for us to join forces and produce TEKKEN World Tour, a hard-hitting tournament series for our fans to enjoy,” Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO America also stated.“Our collective goal with the TEKKEN World Tour is to create an unparalleled competitive tournament experience and share the bone-crushing excitement of TEKKEN 7 through Twitch’s social video platform so that TEKKEN fans around the world can enjoy and participate in the action.”The official World Tour website has some dates set in place with many still being TBA. According to the website, the tour’s first destination will be the CEO Fighting Game Championships in Orlando, Floria from June 16-18. The Tour will hit several more US locations like DreamHack Atlanta and the EVO Championship Series in Vegas, in addition to Asian and Middle Eastern places like the Rev Major in Manila and the GCC Majors in Qatar.According to a BusinessWire press release, Twitch Program Manager Richard Thiher had the following to say:“The Fighting Game Community on Twitch features some of our platform’s most vibrant players and fans, with the TEKKEN World Tour created to celebrate their enthusiasm.Image courtesy of Bandai NamcoWe’ve also witnessed how the Fighting Game genre has grown from local tournaments in arcades and living rooms to global attractions filling convention centers and stadiums. TEKKEN has been a major franchise and influence during this evolution. Our partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America for this new tournament series will help keep Fighting Games at the forefront of esports, while building toward a sustainable ecosystem for all of the players, fans, and organizers involved.”Esports Insider says: The fighting game community deserves more attention from the world of esports and this new tournament could help to accomplish just that. With the biggest streaming service, Twitch, partnering up with one of the most popular fighting game developers, Bandai Namco, this World Tour could grab the attention and money of other investors interested in the scene.last_img read more

PL on Citi: Liverpool, Sheffield Utd, Everton record wins

first_imgLiverpool equaled Manchester City’s record of 20 consecutive home victories in the Premier League with a straightforward 4-0 victory over Southampton at Anfield.Second-half goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and two from Mohamed Salah moved the Reds 22 points clear at the top of the table as their inevitable march towards the title continues. Fabian Delph saw red for a second yellow but that didn’t stop Theo Walcott scoring a 90th-minute winner for the Toffees to complete a stunning 3-2 victory.Meanwhile, Brighton fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 at West Ham thanks to a controversial VAR-awarded equalizer from Glenn Murray.In another big match at the bottom, ten-man Bournemouth held on to secure a priceless 2-1 victory over fellow relegation battlers Aston Villa, while Norwich earned a 0-0 draw at Newcastle.A Vicente Guaita’s own-goal was enough to give Sheffield United a 1-0 victory at Selhurst Park.Premier League resultsLeicester 2-2 ChelseaBournemouth 2-1 Aston VillaCrystal Palace 0-1 Sheffield UnitedLiverpool 4-0 SouthamptonNewcastle 0-0 NorwichWatford 2-3 EvertonWest Ham 3-3 BrightonManchester United 0-0 Wolves RelatedPosts ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation Source: Talk Sports Salah was at the double for Liverpool Defenders scored for fun on Saturday ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba Tags: EvertonLiverpool FCManchester UnitedSouthamptonWatfordWolves Manchester United and Wolves played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at Old Trafford in the late kick-off.Bruno Fernandes made his debut for the Red Devils and looked promising in a game that will be quickly forgotten.There was high drama elsewhere in the top-flight as Everton and Brighton both staged remarkable comebacks from two goals down.Watford were seemingly cruising when goals from Adam Masina and Roberto Pereyra put them two goals up on 42 minutes – but their lead was canceled out before half-time.After Antonio Rudiger scored twice for Chelsea in their 2-2 draw with Leicester earlier, fellow defender Yerry Mina did the same with two goals in first-half injury time.last_img read more

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides: Book Release Comes to Alpena

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisCalling all book lovers! A book release party will be held next weekend featuring Lake Huron, and the other Great Lakes.This is exciting book: Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides features Alpena’s very own, Thunder Bay Island. There are 7 authors and 7 different stories.Finding inspiration through history of the lighthouse, Author, Pegg Thomas said an actual shipwreck in Lake Huron is how her story came to life.The book release party will be held at Olivet Book and Gift next Saturday, November 3rd at 10 am.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Crime Stoppers Asking For Community Help in ‘Malicious Destruction of Property of Police Vehicle’Next Besser Museum Juried Art Exhibit Has a Winner: June Perry for ‘Hamilton Road’last_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Raiders surprise with Clelin Ferrell pick but execute smart plan in Round 1

first_imgRaiders coach Jon Gruden and new general manager Mike Mayock are either the smartest guys in the room — which they emptied the weekend before the draft — or will be on their way back to the booth sooner rather than later.  Give the pair credit for shaking up the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, though. Oakland collected Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell (No. 4), Alabama’s Joshua Jacobs (No. 24) and Mississippi State’s Jonathan Abram (No. 27) in the first round Thursday.   In that regard, Gruden and Mayock appear to be on the same page, one that should help the Raiders back on the road to respectability before the much-anticipated move to Las Vegas.  Will Gruden and Mayock be around to see what they have built?  With picks like these, they might just have a chance. Ferrell made the biggest splash at No. 4 given the talent available. Oakland needed to find pass-rushing help after the widely-criticized trade of Khalil Mack, who had 12.5 sacks last season at Chicago. The Raiders had 13 as part of a 4-12 season in Gruden’s return to the NFL.  SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | Day 1 winners & losers | Day 2 mock draftThat was the way they had to go with the No. 4 pick. The mocks suggested Josh Allen, who had 17 sacks at Kentucky last season, or Ed Oliver, a three-time All-American at Houston. Instead, Gruden went with Ferrell, who averaged nine sacks and 17 tackles for loss as one of the stars for two national championship teams. This was yet another surprise after Gruden drafted Kolton Miller, P.J. Hall and Brandon Parker in the first three rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.  The Raiders could not afford to miss on the next two picks, the ones received in the trades for Mack and Amari Cooper last season.  Jacobs provides the Raiders with a powerful and versatile running back — and that was a predictable pick after Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement Tuesday. Jacobs had a TD every 10 touches between the rushing and receiving game with the Crimson Tide last season, with the signature play coming in the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma.  The Raiders closed the first round by taking Abram, who had 99 tackles and nine tackles for loss last season. Oakland ranked 30th in run defense and allowed 4.7 yards per carry in 2018. Abram can help change that.  Jacobs and Abram cannot erase the sting of losing Mack and Cooper, but they can help the Raiders run the ball and stop the run — which will be needed against an unfriendly schedule that includes a six-week stretch away from Oakland in the first half of the season.  Oakland, however, made solid picks after the initial reach on Ferrell. The Raiders did not change quarterbacks and did not move up and down the board. Gruden and Mayock took what the board gave them, and Ferrell could pan out just as much as Allen, Oliver, Rashan Gary or the other pass rushers who went later.  last_img read more

Chris Paul’s coaching debut in The Basketball Tournament is a winner

first_imgPaul is coaching in the event, which awards $2 million to the winning squad. Here’s visual evidence of his late-game instructions: Team CP3 survived and advanced in The Basketball Tournament on Friday, and if you’re wondering about the name, yes, it is Chris Paul’s team.His squad walked off with a 79-76 victory over Tampa 20/20 in the first round of the Greensboro Regional. Former North Carolina standout P.J. Hairston nailed the game-winning 3. .@CP3 doing some serious Elam Ending coaching. #TBT2019 | @CP3TBT— TBT (@thetournament) July 20, 2019Team CP3’s roster features Hairston, former UNC big man Kennedy Meeks and former Xavier and Maryland wing Dez Wells.MORE: Paul expected to begin season with Thunder“I haven’t played organized basketball in three years. This right here, this was amazing.”Team @CP3 forward @hairston_pj opens up after an emotional win on Friday night in Greensboro.— TBT (@thetournament) July 20, 2019Paul’s squad doesn’t have much time to bask in the win. It will play Saturday in Round 2, and if it wins that game, it will play for the regional championship on Sunday.last_img read more

BiH beat Scotland 10-1 in preliminary round for FIFA Futsal World Cup

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) beat Scotland 10-1 in the preliminary round for FIFA Futsal World Cup on Wednesday in Zenica, a city located 70 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo.At the beginning of the match, the visiting team attempted to score several times, after which Mario Aladzic from the host team scored the first goal in 5thminute. The second goal was scored by the host Srdan Ivankovic two minutes later. Footballers of the host team played offensively in the rest of the match, and in 12thminute, Aladzic scores again for 3-0. For the end of the first half, Josip Boskovic from the host team scores for 4-0.In the second half time, selector of BiH team made several changes in the team, when younger players entered the match. In 21stminute, Bilal Jelic hits for 5-1. The rest of the match was a splendid show by the host team. The visiting team scored in 27thminute by Bradley Steedman. The captain of the host team, Anel Radmilovic scores for the final result of 10-1.Currently, BiH team is on the first place in group F with 6 points, and will try to achieve a third victory against Turkey on Friday, which will eventually lead it to the next round of qualifications.The 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania is scheduled to take place from September 12 to October 4, 2020 with 24 contenders.(Source: Sarajevo Times, Xinhua, photo: Zenicainfo)last_img read more

The lights are on again in the Yellow House

first_imgTo the Editor: Thanks to Martha’s Vineyard Bank whose financial support allowed us to build with confidence in a time of uncertainty; as well as Lululemon whose decision to shift to a year-round, long-term commitment allowed us to invest in a head-turning retail space where previously there were only boarded windows. Special thanks to the literally dozens of tradesfolk who with pride, skill, and speed raised the building; dug a new basement; framed new additions and repaired old sections; completely rebuilt the mechanical infrastructure of the Yellow House with new electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler systems; hung windows and shingles and sheetrock and shutters; and who painted and painted and painted some more. Together, all of us, took a downtown property that once left people asking “Why can’t anything be done about that eyesore” and transformed it into one that once again bustles with business and beauty.  And finally, a big thank you to the Edgartown selectmen, historic commission, ZBA, town counsel, and all the citizens of Edgartown who made the risky, but right decision at town meeting and beyond to take control and responsibility for the Yellow House’s future. Especially in these chaotic and uncertain times, the story of the Yellow House’s rebirth isn’t just an example of a successful renovation; it’s a reflection of what thoughtful, committed community action can accomplish and a testament to Edgartown’s resilience and creativity. Thank you to everyone who helped us breathe new life into this wonderful old property at the corner of Summer & Main. Christopher CelesteEdgartowncenter_img After almost two decades of neglect and legal wrangling the lights are finally on again in the Yellow House at the corner of Summer & Main in downtown Edgartown. And despite the private thanks I’ve received from many folks, the truth is this transformative project was only possible because of an expansive effort that included dozens and dozens of public and private collaborators. To begin, I’d like to thank my direct partners, Gerret Conover and Dudley Cannada; who respectively led the construction and architectural work. And a special thank you to Jeff Lucier who tirelessly shepherded the day-to-day details at the building site, from big moves such as lifting the structure to the tiniest trim details — and all in the midst of a pandemic. Additional kudos to the often overlooked public servants at Town Hall — especially James Hagerty, Reade Milne, Allan DeBettencourt, Bricque Garber, and Akeyah Lucas who ensured we renovated the building and surrounding property in a manner worthy of its central spot in town. last_img read more