A squad of Syracuse University ROTC cadets who marched the Boston Marathon with 40-pound backpacks are safe, the father of one of the cadets said.
"Right now, I’m happy with what we’ve got in those guys," said new quarterbacks coach Tim Lester, who also serves as recruiting coordinator. "The guys have stepped up. It’s hard when you think you’re going to be a backup and now all of a sudden you’re a starter. You’ve got to take it to a different level."
Cometti set a career-high with four goals against Cornell Wednesday. All four scores came in the second half as Syracuse rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to knock off the Big Red.
The question was asked roughly 35 minutes into the teleconference: If Jon Gruden, an analyst with ESPN, could pick one of the quarterbacks in this year's draft class, which one would he take? "I selfishly really like this kid at Syracuse," Gruden said of Ryan Nassib. "I've said that a couple times."
The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the Miami Heat on Fan Appreciation Night in downtown Cleveland. Dion Waiters showed his appreciation for the fans with this monster dunk on Birdman.
Even with the addition of former Oklahoma Sooner Drew Allen, the quarterback competition is far from over.
Allen then will have preseason camp to win over a first-year coaching staff that has watched a three-man race see no clear-cut leader emerge this spring. With that, let's take a look at how Allen landed in central New York.
Bono was a part of a loaded trio of locally groomed players with Stefanos Stamoulacatos and Ben Ramin. SU and Empire Evolution assistant coach Jukka Masalin has watched all three play since he joined Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre in switching from Hartwick College to Syracuse in 2010. Despite a miserable 3-12-1 record in 2011, Masalin and company were able to lure in prime local talent.
"I think we are very focused and we’ve really gotten into a groove," Murray said. "This is when you really want to start peaking as a team and we are hitting that at the right time."
Ultimately, Fair’s decision should come down to what is best for him, not Syracuse, and that hinges entirely on if and where he would get picked in this summer’s NBA draft. The two best arguments to go to the NBA now are 1. it’s a very weak draft, and 2. he’s coming off great exposure at the Final Four that he may not get next year.