Colgate meets BU in Patriot League finals

first_img March 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 3 seed Boston University (20-13, 14-6) vs. No. 1 seed Colgate (25-8, 16-4)Patriot League Conference Tourney Championship, Cotterell Court, Hamilton, New York; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Boston University is set to take on Colgate in the Championship of the Patriot League tournament. Colgate won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last played on Feb. 10, when the Raiders outshot Boston University 47.5 percent to 43.3 percent and made five more 3-pointers en route to the 16-point victory. BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Max Mahoney is averaging 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds to lead the way for the Terriers. Walter Whyte is also a primary contributor, maintaining an average of 13 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. The Raiders have been led by Jordan Burns, who is averaging 15.7 points and 4.5 assists.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Javante McCoy has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Boston University field goals over the last three games. McCoy has 20 field goals and 15 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Boston University is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 20-4 when scoring at least 63.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Colgate is a perfect 18-0 when it holds an opponent to 69 points or fewer. The Raiders are 7-8 when opponents score more than 69 points.DID YOU KNOW: The Colgate offense has recorded a turnover on only 16 percent of its possessions, which is the 24th-best rate in the country. The Boston University defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.6 percent of all possessions (ranked 274th among Division I teams). Associated Press center_img Colgate meets BU in Patriot League finals ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

UEFA President’s Honour for Beckham

first_imgFormer England captain David Beckham will receive the UEFA President’s Award for his contribution to football and promoting the sport in “every corner of the planet”.Beckham played for Manchester United, La Galaxy, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris St-Germain in a 20-year career.His “tireless humanitarian efforts” were also praised by UEFA. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “Beckham is a true football icon of his generation,” said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.Previous winners of the award – which “recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities” – include Johan Cruyff, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Robson and Paolo Maldini.Beckham, 43, made 115 appearances for England and won 19 club trophies, including 10 league titles.“I am proud to join the illustrious list of players who have previously won this award,” said Beckham, who is also an UNICEF ambassador and owner of a Major League Soccer team in Miami.He will receive the award in Monaco later this year.last_img read more

Syracuse field hockey announces 2016 schedule

first_img Published on June 28, 2016 at 11:58 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Related Stories Syracuse field hockey becomes 1st women’s team in school history to win national championshipGallery: Syracuse field hockey wins national titleJess Jecko’s late saves help lead Syracuse to national championship winEmma Russell sets points record en route to national championship winHow Ange Bradley finally got the national title she’s been chasing for 25 years The Syracuse field hockey team’s 2016 schedule was released Tuesday morning. The Orange is slated to play nine teams that participated in last year’s NCAA tournament, including Atlantic Coast Conference rival North Carolina, whom the Orange defeated in the national championship game in 2015.Fresh off its first national championship in program history, the Orange will display its championship banner during its home opener against Boston College on Sept. 9.The Orange starts the season with three games at neutral locations against Temple, Maryland, and Liberty. The team’s first road game will be against Hofstra before returning for its first pair of home games.The last game of the season will be on Oct. 30 against Indiana. Overall, Syracuse will play 16 games with six staying within the Atlantic Coast Conference.Below is the full 2016 schedule:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textACC games in bold* – Neutral LocationsFriday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m. – vs. Temple*Sunday, Aug. 28, noon – vs. Maryland*Saturday, Sept. 3, noon vs. Liberty*Sunday, Sept. 4, 1 p.m. – at HofstraFriday, Sept. 9, 3:30 p.m. – vs. Boston CollegeSunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. – vs. StanfordSaturday, Sept. 17, 5 P.M. – at Wake ForestFriday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. – at North CarolinaSunday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. – vs. PennFriday, Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m. – vs. LouisvilleSunday, Oct. 2, noon – at BucknellFriday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m. – vs. DukeSunday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. – at CornellSaturday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m. – at VirginiaSunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. – at Boston UniversitySunday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m. – vs. Indiana Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Woo-hoo. The Cardinals didn’t get blown out on Sunday. Their moral victory is proof of how far we’ve fallen.It’s considered progress when they cover the spread against the Chiefs.It’s failure when a 12-point defeat is considered acceptable, regardless of circumstance.It’s an accomplishment when you hold Patrick Mahomes to under 300 yards passing in a single contest.It’s a condemnation of Steve Wilks when you have an extra week to prepare for an opponent and give up a touchdown within the first minute. It was his first vow when he took the job and yet the problem still persists. Andre Smith just played his worst game in Arizona, spearheading a line that could ruin most rookie quarterbacks.The latest example is stupefying, especially when Wilks once called the 2018 offensive line “the strength of the team.”Nothing will change until the Cardinals figure out how to correctly build the nerve center of their football team. Bill Belichick makes it look easy. So do the Steelers. Why are the Cardinals so easily deluded when it comes to their offensive linemen?Maybe all of this losing is for the best, yielding high-leverage draft picks to supplement their abundance of salary cap space entering next season.They need to learn if this head coach is worth another year. They need David Johnson to build off Sunday’s performance, and stop running with his head down, looking for a soft landing at the first taste of contact. They need their defense to develop a real identity by the end of the season.But they can’t let a matador offensive line ruin the verve and raw potential of Rosen. Keeping him upright and breathing is paramount, along with men upfront who understand the position, who know what it means to serve and protect. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo He signed Jared Veldheer and Mike Iupati to big-dollar contracts. He still can’t find the right mix, even though the GM was once an offensive lineman at North Carolina State.Before Rosen’s game-changing interception on an intended screen pass to David Johnson, the Cardinals’ quarterback was hurried 16 times with five sacks and 10 knockdowns in 35 passing attempts.How is a quarterback supposed to develop when he doesn’t have time to learn on the job, surrounded by veteran linemen who perform like rookies?Experience will teach a young quarterback to identify defensive linemen who are baiting him on screen passes, like Justin Houston did before his interception that spoiled the Cardinals’ comeback effort. But a good offensive lineman will also counter a cherry-picking defensive player by peppering him with body shots, teaching him to think twice before leaving his feet on pass attempts.That didn’t happen on Sunday.Hence, the dilemma surrounding Keim’s status as GM. He’s done more good than bad since taking over in 2013.He traded for Carson Palmer and drafted Rosen. He traded for Chandler Jones. His 2018 draft class could be full of impact players, negating the big whiff of 2017. But do you trust him to fix the offensive line? 72 Comments   Share   Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams (26) hangs on to the clothing of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)center_img It’s progress when your defense forces the Chiefs to punt three times in succession.It is failure when our standards have been lowered so much that we are resigned to embrace baby steps, to search for the good with telescopes and magnifying glasses.Related LinksRapid Reactions: Cardinals fall to Chiefs despite Johnson’s big gameCardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald passes Terrell Owens in all-time rec. yardsDavid Johnson enjoys best game of season against ChiefsCardinals’ defensive line continues to find success getting to the quarterbackSorry, winning is for winners. Progress is for losers. And our NFL team is back on the wrong side of the tracks, grasping for low-hanging fruit.It’s further confirmation that Arizona has become the kindergarten of professional sports.A 26-14 road loss to Kansas City might’ve been their best performance of the season, surpassing both victories against the lowly 49ers. But everything that felt good about Sunday’s performance was wiped away in the fourth quarter, when the Chiefs obliterated the Cardinals’ offensive line, pressuring Josh Rosen on almost every snap that mattered.The lopsided ending was embarrassing, emasculating and spoke to a recurring nightmare in Arizona.During his tenure, General Manager Steve Keim has failed spectacularly at assembling a competent offensive line.He’s drafted Jonathan Cooper, D.J. Humphries, Mason Cole, Korey Cunningham, Will Holden, Dorian Johnson, Evan Boehm, Cole Toner and Earl Watford. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Reach Bickley at dbickley@bonneville.com. Listen to Bickley & Marotta weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. – / 28 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more