Allen to start against Wagner, but Hunt will play

first_img Published on September 10, 2013 at 10:50 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Drew Allen will once again be the starting quarterback for Syracuse on Saturday against Wagner. But, once again, he won’t remain in the lineup for the entire 60 minutes.Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said on Tuesday that Terrel Hunt will get some snaps under center when the Orange plays its first game in the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m.“I know Drew is going to be our starter,” Lester said. “He has the most reps, he’s running the offense well. But Hunt’s going to play. We’ve committed to giving him a shot.”Allen has started each of SU’s first two games, but has thrown six interceptions to just one touchdown. Hunt, meanwhile, played Syracuse’s final series against then-No. 19 Northwestern on Saturday, rushing for his first career touchdown.Hunt was visibly excited on Tuesday, and said that coaches have been giving him a bit of extra attention during practice. He’s once again getting snaps with the first team and felt comfortable during his first appearance of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Drew is kind of down, you know,” Hunt said. “And I just want to get a shot.”He believes he did enough in his one drive to warrant more playing time, and now he’s getting that.Aside from the turnovers, Allen did improve from the Penn State game on Saturday.He completed 27-of-41 passes and threw his first career touchdown. He spoke on Tuesday before it was revealed that Hunt would play, but he knows the reason that he will be benched for part of Saturday.“I know I can play a lot better than I did,” Allen said. “I have full confidence in my ability and full confidence in the offense to do better. Take away those plays and I feel like as a whole we did a great job.”But right now, those mistakes are too glaring. He’s not making up for the turnovers in enough other ways that Syracuse can leave him as the unquestioned starter. He’ll have a chance to fix that, but Hunt’s coming up fast.“Drew’s just got to fix that one major mistake,” Lester said, “that, for us, is the No. 1 thing that we try to avoid.” Commentslast_img read more

NFF Mourns Former Super Falcons Star, Ifeanyi Chiejine

first_img“This is huge shock. We had no idea that she was sick. Ifeanyi was one of the most naturally gifted players to have featured for the Super Falcons. Her death at such a young age is a big blow.“She gave 100 per cent of her ability and capacity each time she turned out for country. We will always remember her as a bundle of skill and energy, and as a patriotic individual who wore the green-white-green with a smile every time.”The 36-year old captained the first set of the Falconets that featured at the inaugural edition of the FIFA U19 Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2002. The competition would be renamed FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup six years later.Ifeanyichukwu Stephanie Chiejine featured for the Super Falcons at three FIFA World Cup finals (USA 1999, USA 2003 and China 2007); the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; four Women Africa Cup of Nations finals (South Africa 2000, Nigeria 2002, Nigeria 2006 and Equatorial Guinea 2008) and; at the women’s football tournament of the 9th All-Africa Games in Algiers in 2007.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation has said it is ‘terribly saddened’ at news of the death on Wednesday, of former Super Falcons’ attacking midfielder Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine.Reports on Thursday morning said the effervescent and skillful attacking midfielder gave up the ghost in Lagos after a brief illness.General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, was momentarily speechless after being informed of the passing of the former player.last_img read more

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga – All 9 films in one

first_img This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you told me a few months ago that one of my favourite experiences of E3 2019 would be LEGO game, I’d have brushed your wild predictions off in seconds. But upon my jetlagged return to Trusted Towers, it’s something I can’t get out of my head. Traveller’s Tales’ now archaic gameplay formula has long since hit its breaking point, with licenses continuing to abide by a tired cycle of studs, jokes and exploration that simply isn’t that compelling anymore. That changes with The Skywalker Saga, a next generation vision of what LEGO can do. Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga including all the latest news, release date, gameplay and more.Related: Amazon Prime Day 2019LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga release date – when is it coming out?Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment confirmed a 2020 release date for The Skywalker Saga across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Our money is on a Switch release, too.It’s curious that it isn’t launching until after Rise of The Skywalker, perhaps they’re hoping to avoid major spoilers or simply work on their new technology as long as they can. Either one sounds good to us!Related: Final Fantasy 7 Remake PreviewLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga trailer – how does it look?LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga gameplay preview – how does it play?I had a chance to see a behind-closed-doors demo for The Skywalker Saga at E3 2019, and I came away with my feelings on LEGO titles completely reinvigorated. No longer am I expecting a simplistic platforming adventure with trivial puzzles and light exploration. The studio’s new vision is far grander, echoing the freedom of No Man’s Sky instead of linear, scripted levels. Obviously, the latter will still be present, with all 9 films being either completely remade or brought into the LEGO limelight for the first time. The older films aren’t just remasters, they’re built from the ground-up with a new engine. Related: Cyberpunk 2077The E3 2019 presentation begins with a scrawl through the user interface, presenting all nine films in an easily accessible selection menu. After being given a brief tour, we’re thrust into the Millennium Falcon and taken to the sand-drenched plains of Tatooine. One of the first things I noticed was perspective. You now play from a third-person viewpoint peering from behind the shoulder, closing in on the player in a way not dissimilar to Uncharted or God of War. Except, you’re an adorable LEGO figurine. While it might seem like a small tweak, this transformed how I viewed my surroundings. During the demo we were taken through what is apparently a minuscule section of this colossal galaxy, drifting through tight corridors and vast desserts all crawling with intriguing collectibles. Studs are still spread all over the place, so I expect Mini Kits and True Jedi gauges won’t be going anywhere. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Battles have been overhauled massively with a combo system that allows you to string together attacks that vary depending on which weapons you’ve equipped. Shooting has also been altered to a tried-and-true ADS (aim down sights) method which works really well, offering a lock-on option for younger players. Related: DOOM Eternal PreviewNeither of these additions are going to challenge you too much, since at its core, this is still an experience created for all ages. But that’s fine, I know older and younger generations of players who adore LEGO titles, their accessibility being the reason behind their appeal. I go to them for cutesy, rewarding platforming inside universes I’m already familiar with. Having grown up with the original duo of LEGO Star Wars titles on PS2 and Xbox, I’m pretty excited to see the first six films completely reimagined. It’s a harsh truth, but the level design of those original titles is now outdated, giving way to overly tight environments and puzzles that lack the complexity of recent entries. If these are all recreated with the full potential of Star Wars in The Skywalker Saga, we’re in for a treat.I’m pinching myself while typing this, but I’m also flabbergasted by how stellar The Skywalker Saga looks from a visual perspective. This is all thanks to how Traveller’s Tales has analysed how LEGO reacts to elements of the real world. Sand clings to the feet of both humans and animals as they walk across Tatooine, the same applying to snow or rogue particles in space. It looks luscious, even with a year and change until release.First impressionsLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga gives the Traveller’s Tales formula a much-needed kick in the butt, shaking up mechanics that have remained commonplace for over a decade now. However, it’s struck a balance that guarantees purists of all ages won’t feel dissapointed. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. 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