Read All About It! Dan DeLuca Will Lead the National Tour of Newsies

first_img In addition to DeLuca, Blanchard and Styles, the cast of Newsies will feature Angela Grovey as Medda Larkin, Jacob Kemp as Davey, Zachary Sayle as Crutchie, and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of Les. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” the musical includes such memorable songs as “Santa Fe,” ”The World Will Know,” ”Carrying the Banner,” ”Seize the Day” and “King of New York.” Disney Theatrical Productions has announced the complete cast for the North American tour of the hit Broadway musical Newsies, which launches October 11 in Schenectady, NY. The cast will be led by newcomer Dan DeLuca as Jack Kelly, Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer and Stephanie Styles as Katherine. The company includes Mark Aldrich, Josh Assor, Evan Autio, Bill Bateman, Joshua Michael Burrage, Kevin Carolan, DeMarius Copes, Benjamin Cook, Julian DeGuzman, Nico De Jesus, Sky Flaherty, Steve Greenstein, Jon Hacker, Jeff Heimbrock, Stephen Hernandez, James Judy, Meredith Inglesby, Eric John Mahlum, Ginna Claire Mason, Michael Ryan, Jordan Samuels, Jack Sippel, Melissa Steadman Hart, Andrew Wilson and Chaz Wolcott. View Commentslast_img read more

Spanish, Colombian and U.S. Police Dismantle Production of Counterfeit Notes

first_img Over a million U.S. dollars, 9 million Colombian pesos and almost one million Euros were confiscated during an international law enforcement operation which dismantled a factory of counterfeit notes in Bogotá, the Spanish police reported on June 24. The investigation started in September, and it allowed the seizure of “$1,168,000 in $100 denomination bills; 465,000 euros also in 100-denomination bills, and 9,250,000 Colombian pesos in 10,000 and 50,000 denomination bills,” as well as the machines and instruments for forging currency. “To convince them, the criminals told their victims that the money came from illicit activities, so it needed to be exchanged immediately into U.S. dollars, including a commission,” he said. “The operation ended with the total disruption of the organization and the arrest of five of its members,” including its alleged leader “and individuals in charge of printing the counterfeit currency,” the police said in a statement, without specifying the suspects’ identities. “A joint law enforcement operation conducted by the Colombian National Police, Europol and the U.S. Secret Service,” with participation of Spanish agents specialized in counterfeiting has “dismantled a center for the production of counterfeit Euro, U.S. dollar, and Colombian peso notes,” Spanish authorities reported. After printing the currency, “with offset and inkjet lithographic printing,” the detainees looked for “victims to con in Colombia, with different excuses to exchange the counterfeit money for genuine currency,” the Spanish police explained. By Dialogo June 26, 2013last_img read more

Butterworth to lead St. Thomas

first_img May 15, 2003 Regular News Butterworth to lead St. Thomas Butterworth to lead St. Thomascenter_img Former Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth has been named the new dean of St. Thomas University Law School.Butterworth will assume the post May 19 and succeeds Dean John Makdisi, who will remain on the faculty as a law professor.“Bob Butterworth is everything one could ask for in a dean: A public intellectual who has taught and lectured at numerous law schools, an elected official with an outstanding reputation, and Florida’s chief lawyer for 16 years,” said Rev. Msgr. Franklyn Casale, president of St. Thomas University.“Bob Butterworth knows what makes excellent lawyers. Just as Dean John Makdisi pushed the law school in new directions, Bob Butterworth will take us to a new level of prominence.”Under Butterworth’s guidance, Casale said, “Our students will be positioned to become some of the best attorneys in the nation who practice competence, conscience, and compassion.”Former Bar President Herman Russomanno, chair of the Dean’s Search Committee, said, “Attorney General Butterworth throughout his distinguished career has been a champion of justice. As attorney general and as a judge, he has demonstrated a devotion to the law. His dedication, professional demeanor, and service to the Bar, the entire legal profession, the state of Florida and the United States have been outstanding. We are indeed blessed to have Bob Butterworth as our new dean.”Butterworth brings a wealth of experience to the law school. He currently serves as a senior judge for the state of Florida, appointed by Florida Supreme Court to preside in all judicial circuits and district courts of appeal. He was elected Florida’s 33rd attorney general in 1986, following nearly two decades of service as prosecutor, judge, sheriff, and mayor. He was reelected attorney general in 1990,1994, and 1998. Under his leadership, he expanded the scope of the Florida Attorney General’s Office to that of a full-service law firm incorporating nearly every area of practice in U.S. law. He supervised the defense of the state against challenges to the general laws of Florida and issued 1,200 legal opinions on questions relating to the application of state laws to public officials and governmental entities. During his tenure, he oversaw the enforcement of antitrust and consumer protection laws and the civil prosecution of criminal racketeering. He added such socially relevant practices as civil rights law, children’s legal services, child support enforcement, environmental and land use law, and specialized programs for seniors, consumers, and the victims of crime.“I am extremely pleased to be joining the faculty and administration at St. Thomas University. I have deep respect for the mission and ambition of the university and its school of law and for their outstanding leadership,” said Butterworth. “I look forward to working with its distinguished faculty, capable staff, and engaged alumni in continuing the law school’s progress and the growth of its national prominence.”In addition to his 34–year legal career, Butterworth has received numerous awards from environmental, conservation, victim, law enforcement, civic, and fraternal organizations. He has been a member of many state commissions and committees, including ones on developing issues involving land use, education, and the environment.“Leading St. Thomas University’s law school is a tremendous personal and professional opportunity. The school’s goal to educate professionals with an uncompromising commitment to excellence and social responsibility makes it a stimulating place, and the school’s cutting–edge curriculum and diverse student body create unlimited opportunities for student and faculty academic enrichment and professional service. I look forward to building upon the successes of Dean Makdisi and the law school community and to moving the school forward to a greater level of professional recognition and academic achievement and excellence,” Butterworth said.Butterworth will inherit a program that has flourished over the past decade. The law school continues to strengthen its areas of emphasis – human rights, international taxation, and initiatives in public service and social justice – while maintaining a core curriculum designed to prepare men and women for the realities of contemporary law practice.Butterworth earned a degree in business administration with a major in accounting in 1965 from the University of Florida. In 1969, he received a juris doctorate from the University of Miami Law School, followed by advanced studies in International Law. He served as an adjunct professor for Nova University’s Graduate School of Criminal Law from June 1976 until December 1978.St. Thomas University School of Law boasts one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the country, ranking first among all ABA-approved law schools in its proportion of Hispanic students, and sixth among private ABA-approved law schools in its proportion of African-American students. In keeping with its commitment to social justice, St. Thomas is one of the only law schools in the nation with a Human Rights Institute, training students to become effective advocates in the field of human rights.last_img read more

Business members embrace mobile services

first_imgFeatures such as remote deposit capture create ‘stickiness.’by: Patrick TottyConsumers increasingly are turning to mobile and digital financial services, so it’s logical that small businesses would, too. Vendors say that’s a need credit unions can help meet.In fact, “some 2,500 financial institutions now offer mobile deposit,” says Jim DeBello, CEO of Mitek, which offers mobile deposit and related services. That’s becoming a must-have service among small businesses.“Almost all financial institutions who have it offer it to retailers—up to two-thirds of them to small businesses,” DeBello says.Credit unions have been slower than other financial services providers to offer mobile services, he adds, due to “a wait-and-see attitude from concern about possible risks. But now, as larger credit unions have successful experiences with the technology, they’ve established a baseline that smaller credit unions can rely on.”One big factor influencing that decision is that the technology is ubiquitous among younger consumers— the “sele generation,” as DeBello calls them. But even baby boomers are embracing mobile financial services after being slow to adopt them initially. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Brazil doctors volunteer to test coronavirus vaccines

first_imgThe job of guinea pig falls to medical staff who work in facilities treating patients infected by the virus, because they are the most likely to come into contact with it, enabling researchers to run a controlled experiment to see how well it works.”I want to contribute, and this is my contribution — through science,” said pediatrician Monica Levi, one of 5,000 volunteers in Brazil helping test one of the most promising vaccines so far, developed by Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.Levi, 53, works at the Specialized Clinic for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and Immunizations (Cedipi) in Sao Paulo, the epicenter of the outbreak in Brazil, where more than 2.5 million people have been infected so far, with more than 90,000 deaths.”Vaccination is my cause. So I have to act on my beliefs,” she told AFP. In Brazil, health care workers are on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in more ways than one, treating patients but also volunteering to test some of the most promising experimental vaccines.Brazil is the country with the second-highest number of infections and deaths in the pandemic, after the United States, and the virus is still spreading quickly here.That is bad news in every way but one: it makes the South American country an ideal testing ground for potential vaccines against the virus. Last week, Brazil also became the first country carrying out Phase 3 trials of Chinese vaccine CoronaVac, developed by pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech.Phase 3 clinical trials involve large-scale testing on humans, the last step before vaccines seek regulatory approval.Medical workers play the starring role in testing that vaccine, too.”They pick health care professionals because we are constantly at risk,” Levi said.Volunteers must be between 18 and 55 years old, work in a patient care role and have no underlying medical conditions.Half the volunteers in the Oxford trial are receiving the vaccine and the other half a placebo.But they will only know which a year from now.Levi got her shot on July 21, and had a headache and chills the first day, she said.”But I don’t even know if they gave me the vaccine or the placebo,” she added.While she waits to find out — and to learn whether the vaccine is the exit from the pandemic that the whole world is hoping for — she goes to regular check-ups where researchers monitor her health.Scientists worldwide are racing to develop and test a vaccine for the virus. There are more than 150 projects so far.But there are no guarantees in the high-stakes race.Brazil has a deal to make up to 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine if it proves effective.But if it doesn’t, said Levi, “it will all go in the garbage.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgNoose found in garage stall of Bubba WallaceTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR says a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace on Sunday at the NASCAR race in Talladega, Alabama. Wallace is the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR’s elite Cup Series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties. NASCAR says it has launched an immediate investigation into the noose. The series says it is “outraged” and says there is no place for racism in NASCAR.The Confederate flags that once flew openly around the infield and stands are now banned. NASCAR hasn’t disclosed how it will handle fans flying flags. F1-HAMILTON-DIVERSITYF1 star Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity Strictly Biz, a 4-year-old colt, fractured his right knee while galloping past the finish of the sixth race Saturday. The attending veterinarian determined it was an unrecoverable injury.Ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., Strictly Biz finished sixth among eight horses in the $51,000 race on the turf. Trained by Brian Koriner and owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, the colt had one win in four career starts and earnings of $29,000, according to Equibase. The California track’s spring-summer meet ends Sunday.BRITAIN-SUPERBIKERIDER DIESBritish superbike rider dies after crash at English track Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTHE ESPYSThe ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice UNDATED (AP) — This was a different version of The ESPYS. No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year’s top athletes and moments. The focus was on honors, the pandemic and racial justice. Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage for sparking a national conversation about mental health. Nelson Cruz of the Minnesota Twins was honored as the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year for helping his hometown in the Dominican Republic acquire public service needs. The show was hosted remotely by NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird of the WNBA. LONDON (AP) — Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton plans to set up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.The Mercedes driver says the aim of the Hamilton Commission will be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in.”Hamilton is the only Black world champion in F1. He has spoken widely about racism since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times, Hamilton said it would be a research partnership dedicated to exploring how motorsport can be used as a vehicle to “engage more young people from Black backgrounds with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and, ultimately, employ them on our teams or in other engineering sectors.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Associated Press Players want 70 games and $275 million more than teams are offering. They are worried that if a resurgence of the new coronavirus causes the 2020 season to be cut short, the deal being negotiated would lock in innovations for 2021 and lessen the union’s bargaining power. PGA-RBC HERITAGESimpson celebrates a Father’s Day win at Harbour TownHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Webb Simpson celebrated another victory on Father’s Day, this time with a tartan jacket instead of a U.S. Open trophy.In a wild sprint to the finish after a three-hour storm delay, Simpson ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine at Harbour Town and closed with a 7-under 64 for a one-shot victory over Abraham Ancer. June 21, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Having secured a victory in the Belmont Stakes, Tiz the Law now faces an 11-week wait until the Kentucky Derby in a reconfigured Triple Crown series. In between, the bay colt who became the first New York-bred to win the Belmont since 1882 is being pointed toward the Travers on Aug. 8 in upstate New York, which is his home turf. Tiz the Law has five wins in six career starts by an average of 19 1/4 lengths. His only loss came at Churchill Downs last year, and he’ll get a chance to avenge it over the same track in the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5.SANTA ANITA-FATALITIESHorse injured, euthanized after race at Santa AnitaARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita has been euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December. Dynamo Moscow reports coronavirus cases, game postponedUNDATED (AP) — Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov (GREE’-gohr DIH’-mih-trahv) says he has tested positive for COVID-19. His announcement led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) was scheduled to play Sunday. Dimitrov is ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist. He is the highest-profile current player to say he has the virus. His announcement on his Instagram page comes at the end of a week when the U.S. Open said it would go forward. The professional tennis tours have been suspended since March and are planning to resume in August.In other sports affected by the coronavirus pandemic:center_img LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Tuerk, an All-America offensive lineman at Southern California who was drafted by the Chargers, has died. He was 26. USC announced his death on Twitter, but did not say when Tuerk died or provide a cause of death. Tuerk played for the Trojans from 2012-15. He was a freshman All-American and an All-Pac-12 first-team selection in 2014. As a three-year starter, he played under three head coaches — Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and Clay Helton. He was taken by the Chargers in the 2016 NFL draft, and played one game for the Arizona Cardinals before being cut in 2018. Do not enter text beyond this line. — There’s been a setback in the Russian soccer league’s restart this weekend. Dynamo Moscow postponed its game Sunday after three of its players tested positive for the coronavirus. It’s the second game to be disrupted by the coronavirus since the Russian league restarted Friday after a three-month pause.— Newcastle beat 10-man Sheffield United 3-0 in the Premier League to virtually guarantee its top-flight status for another year and make the club an even more attractive option for its controversial potential buyers. The win at an empty St. James’ Park lifted Newcastle to 38 points and 11 clear of the relegation zone. The future of Newcastle has been one of the big talking points during soccer’s three-month shutdown. League officials are deciding whether to approve a takeover of the northeast club by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Chelsea rallied to beat Aston Villa 2-1. Chelsea strengthened its hold on fourth place and is five points clear of fifth-place Manchester United.— Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu (soh yahn yoo) closed with an even-par 72 to win the Korea Women’s Open in her first tournament in four months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryu won for the first time since the Japan Women’s Open in 2018, and it was her first victory on the Korea LPGA since 2015. Upon winning, Ryu offered her entire prize money of just over $200,000 for coronavirus relief funds.TRIPLE CROWN-WHAT’S NEXTBelmont winner Tiz the Law eyes ambitious summer schedule Simpson won the U.S. Open at Olympic Club in 2012. The U.S. Open has been scheduled to end on Father’s Day every year since 1976, but it was moved to September this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The RBC Heritage filled the spot on the schedule and Simpson, now a father of five, became a winner for the second time this year with a record score at Harbour Town.He didn’t have much of a choice with so many low scores on a soft course with little wind. He finished at 22-under 262, breaking by two the tournament record set by Brian Gay in 2009.NASCAR-TALLADEGAWeather delays NASCAR race at Talladega Update on the latest sports VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBBalk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag onNEW YORK (AP) — An email from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19.The executive committee of the players’ association was set to vote and reject MLB’s latest offer for a 60-game season on Sunday.Manfred says in an email obtained by The Associated Press that he really believes they are fighting over an impossibility on games. Manfred says the earliest they’ll be ready for players to report is a week from Monday, given the need to relocate teams from Florida. That leaves 66 days to play 60 games. Manfred says, “Realistically, that is the outside of the envelope now.” DERBY, England (AP) — A British superbike rider has died after being involved in a collision with another bike at an event on the Donington Park track in central England Sunday. Organizers of the No Limits Trackday event say Ben Godfrey died from the injuries he suffered from falling from his bike. Godfrey was 25 and raced in the British Superbike Championship. The No Limits Trackdays director described Godfrey as “a fantastic young man” and said he was “friends with so many people in the paddock, he was always smiling and had time for everyone.”OBIT-MAX TUERKFormer NFL, USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk dies at 26 TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Thunderstorms Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway that was to mark the return of more fans to the track. The race, which was pushed back to 2 p.m. CDT on Monday, is the first amid the coronavirus pandemic in which NASCAR opened the gates for up to 5,000 fans. The event was stopped several times for more than three hours of total delays.The race is the ninth for the elite Cup Series since the May 17 resumption, and restrictions are gradually being lifted. It was hardly an ordinary race day at Talladega Superspeedway, even before the lousy weather. The normal hordes of partying fans were nowhere to be seen. NASCAR-TALLADEGA-BUBBA WALLACElast_img read more

UW looks to cool off Boilermakers

first_img“Mental toughness” is the phrase being preached at Nielsen Tennis Stadium by players and coaches alike from the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team.With a record of 5-12 and a current six-game losing streak, the team hopes to put an end to the slide on Saturday when they host Purdue, a team currently enduring a five-game losing streak.Despite the less-than satisfactory record and a winless Big Ten season thus far, the team remains confident in their physical abilities and is looking to the mental aspect of tennis to get back on track.“We know that it’s not a technical issue — it’s more of a mental issue,” head coach Brian Fleishman said. “We’re not playing horrible tennis right now, we just aren’t getting over that hump.”In attempts to become “a more competitive and tougher team,” Fleishman is using some unusual methods, namely sleep deprivation. At the end of practice, the players have practice matches against each other, and the losers are required to come in the next morning for a 6:30 a.m. practice. This policy forces them to not only be focused and competitive during the match in order to avoid punishment, but also builds mental toughness in the players who do lose by making them focus at an hour that makes it difficult.However, toughness is not only preached by the coach, but also sought after by the players.When asked to name the one thing the team needed to improve, senior Liz Carpenter did not hesitate to respond.“Toughness,” she said. “Being able to want it more than the other team and not giving up when things get hard. That’s pretty much the only thing our team needs to work on.”Carpenter, the No. 1 singles player, is looking to improve on her record (6-11, 2-3 Big Ten), and in doing so set an example for the team.Fleishman is looking for his top players to continue to play well, and is looking for younger players to step up.“Our top four players are playing extremely well — they are just playing some tough competition,” Fleishman said. “I would like to see our younger players, our freshmen, step up and fill the void from Alaina Trgovich, who went down earlier in the season with an ACL tear. We are trying to ask more of them and see if they can handle us putting a little more pressure on them.”While not a freshman, a player looking to help fill that void is sophomore Jessica Seyferth. Despite that her team is still winless in Big Ten play, Seyferth remains hopeful.“We are all working extra hard and putting in extra effort in the morning and practice. We are staying focused and improving the things we need to work on from past matches and moving forward,” Seyferth said. “We are right there — it’s just a few points here and there that will win us matches.”Carpenter echoes her teammate’s belief that perseverance will be beneficial.“We have had a tough start of the season, but I think going into this weekend, all those tough matches will pay off,” Carpenter said.While remaining hopeful they will be vindicated for their hard work, the team is not forsaking tactical strategies.“We are playing around with our doubles lineup a little bit. We still haven’t found some right combinations,” Fleishman said. “We have had to make some changes, just trying to mix things up a little bit to see if we can get back on track again and get our first Big Ten win.”last_img read more

Syracuse dismantles the press and draws fouls in 81-48 beatdown of No. 14 Miami

first_imgJust 20 seconds into Sunday’s game, after a slick Keyona Hayes layup put Miami on the board early, Hurricane head coach Katie Meier put her hands in the air, calling for the Miami defense to press the inbounds pass to Alexis Peterson.Miami set up in a hybrid full-court press that attempted to flow back into a 2-3 zone after trapping the Orange guards before half-court. Hurricane guards Jessica Thomas and Laura Cornelius laid the pressure on Peterson, who frenetically backpedaled and weaved until she crossed half court. Peterson dishing to Brittney Sykes, who chucked up a contested 3-point attempt that missed its mark.The front was exactly the type of press Meier said she wanted coming into Sunday’s contest: a press forcing the ball from Peterson’s hands and untimely shots from the other SU guards that would disrupt Orange’s flow.“Their guards really committed to pressing early,” Peterson said. “But (Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman) talked about staying in attack mode, don’t dribble sideways, be just as aggressive.”But Syracuse (14-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast) systematically dismantled the press and drew bunches of fouls to thrash No. 14 Miami (14-5, 3-4), 81-48, in the Carrier Dome on Sunday afternoon. It was the Orange’s 10th straight home win of the season, and its third win over an AP top-25 team on the season. At least five of Miami’s fouls came behind half court, attempting to stop Orange ball-handler Peterson from pushing the tempo of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHillsman described how Miami changes up its press front — sometimes defending with two guards, sometimes with one — to try and create problems for the Orange’s full-court offense.Three quarters later, as Cornelius slowly trudged off the court, her fifth personal foul added to the scorebook as she joined Emese Hof and Kaila Prather, who had already fouled out, it became apparent that the press Meier once hoped would be effective had become anything but.“I don’t know why we thought we could reach on Alexis Peterson,” Meier said. “That just wasn’t smart, that was immature and I think there was really some fake effort on our part when fouling Peterson in a trap.”After every Hurricane bucket, the Miami contingent would push a hard press onto Peterson and Sykes, but with effort the Orange backcourt easily broke it.All Peterson did was put her head down and maneuver to the outside of the press to either draw a foul or fly past the Hurricane defense on the Orange’s breaks. She drew three fouls on press-breaks in the first half alone, even after Meier constantly told her team to stop reaching.“You’re not going to steal the ball from Alexis Peterson on a trap,” Meier said. “I can’t cry about fouls, but we were not smart. We did things that aren’t going to be effective and weren’t strategic. Smart teams don’t foul 29 times regardless.”After yet another Miami foul on the press late in the second quarter, Meier yelled “back” to her team and called the press off. It wasn’t even halftime, and the Hurricanes were already down, 38-25.The Hurricanes didn’t bother attempting to press again in the third and fourth quarters. Peterson and Sykes continued getting buckets as Miami’s defense continued getting whistled.After Hillsman subbed out Peterson and Sykes, the Orange bench players slowly worked the ball around the backcourt with under two minutes remaining in the game. Meier stood motionless on the Hurricane sideline, resting her chin on her left hand and staring at her team: Down 33 to an unranked opponent, two starters and two role players fouled out, 29 total team fouls. The difference between the two sides became clear.“My players go, ‘Ah,’ and complain to the referee, and then come to me and say, ‘Coach, I’ve got foul trouble,’” Meier said. “Mhmm, yep, high hands on Peterson. Low hands are gonna get it done, but I guess I’ve gotta find a way to make that point a little bolder than I did.” Comments Published on January 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse loses doubleheader to start ACC-Big Ten Challenge

first_imgLast year, Syracuse lost nine games by one run. In 2019, SU has already lost three tight matchups in the first six games.Penn State’s (2-4) offensive flurry in the sixth inning and No. 24 Indiana’s (7-0) timely hitting handed Syracuse (1-5) two losses on Friday in Durham, North Carolina. The Orange lost to PSU 3-2 and to IU 6-5. In the first game, the Orange couldn’t capitalize on a strong pitching performance from Sophie Dandola. In her first start, the sophomore transfer from Hofstra didn’t allow a base runner through the first four innings, and escaped in the fifth after allowing two hits. Entering the sixth inning, SU held a 1-0 lead after freshman catcher Alexis Kaiser’s RBI double in the fourth inning. Dandola ran into trouble in the top of the six, forcing reliever Miranda Hearn to inherit runners on second and third. Hearn hit a batter and walked in a run before Dandola returned to the circle. In the end, PSU scored two runs on one hit against Hearn and Dandola in the sixth inning. In total, Dandola allowed three runs on five hits, getting all 21 outs and striking out five. On the first pitch of the seventh inning, Bryce Holmgren launched a bomb over the right field fence, but the hit was waived dead because the speakers were still blaring music at the time of the pitch. Instead, Holmgren beat out a solid grounder in the hole between shortstop and third for an infield single. Jessica Skladal pinch ran for her and scored later on Alex Acevedo’s lined double down the right field line. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut, in the end, Penn State’s freshman ace Bailey Parshall struck out the next two batters to secure her complete game, 3-2 victory. Parshall recorded 13 punchouts and allowed three hits. To start the second game, IU’s catcher Bella Norton took an Alexa Romero pitch over the left field fence for a two-run homer. Syracuse escaped further damage later in the inning, when right fielder Bryce Holmgren backpedaled to the fence and robbed another home run. Romero, who had allowed five earned runs and walked ten in 12 previous innings pitched, struggled again with her control. Hearn relieved her after an inning and a third of work, as Romero walked one and hit a batter while giving up three runs. Romero appeared to have some discomfort in her throwing hand as a mound meeting with trainers took several minutes. Junior Toni Martin put Syracuse on the board in the top of the fourth with her first home run of the season, a solo blast that squeezed just inside the left field pole. One inning later, Kaiser drove a ball to the opposite field for a three-run shot to pull ahead 4-3. Taylor Lambert’s RBI single tied the game up, 4-4,  in the bottom half of the fifth. In the top of the sixth, Hearn and Logan Paul walked the bases loaded before Cam Woodall singled to center to give IU the 6-4 advantage. Kaiser had another chance to retake the lead when she entered the batter’s box with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh, but she hit a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring pinch runner Taylor Lane.With one last shot to tie or take the lead, Acevedo struck out to end the game. Syracuse rematches the Nittany Lions tomorrow and the Hoosiers Sunday. Comments Published on February 15, 2019 at 7:55 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmermancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more