Over on SUAthletics.com, they have just released shocking and groundbreaking news.
The Syracuse football team has a new addition to its collection of equipment this season to help SU's performance off the field. Each Orange football student-athlete is receiving a state-of-the-art iPad to use during their time at Syracuse to help enhance their experience in the classroom.
"I know that Coach (Doug) Marrone has (an iPad), and was very enamored by the capabilities of it," said Max Miller, senior academic coordinator for football. "He felt that it would be a good tool for our guys in the classroom."
A Syracuse head coach who is not only aware of modern technology but also owns and uses said technology? This truly is a golden age.
The iPad not only provides tons of tools to help the student-athletes get their work done no matter where they are. It also allowed coaches to look at the players "Blackboard" anytime, which means they can see grades and progress in real-time. No excuses, bros.
If only Syracuse basketball handed out iPads, too. Maybe Fab Melo would have remained academically-eligible. Not because it would have helped his English but it could have acted like an alarm to let him know it's 3 a.m. on Tuesday and finally time to leave Chuck's.