Southerland, who went undrafted in the NBA's June draft after being part of Syracuse's 2013 Final Four team, helped Golden State to a 91-77 victory over Phoenix at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Monday night.
During the first quarter of 2013, SU reported $90,000 in total lobbying activity. This was because of issues such as sequestration and decreasing support for education, student financial aid and charitable giving in Congress.
"It's gonna be tough to call. It really is," Shafer said Monday. "If in doubt I hope that they'll be errant on the side of giving the kid an opportunity not to get ejected. But in the same breath, they have a tough job. They're no different than a quarterback getting blitzed by two linebackers coming free. They got a split second to make a decision and then it's over, and it can affect the outcome of the game."
"I don't know if a lot of our ACC schools know how hard it is to play at the Carrier Dome," said Golden, who went 2-2 against the Orange in his career from 1987-91.
It's likely how things will be moving forward for the Orange and Panthers. The flourish of the ACC's expansion announcement in September 2011 created the loudest noise, and the farewell tours for both schools last year (especially the Big East basketball tournament) drew their share of attention.
"I think he showed a different style of game than he did in college,'' Triche's agent, Bill Duffy of Bill Duffy Associates, said Tuesday. "He was very aggressive. He showed the ability to take the ball to the basket.''
"(If) Native Americans feel like Redskins or the Chiefs or (another) name is offensive to them, then who are we to say to them 'No, it's not?' " Monk said during an interview with Washington radio station WTOP.
Shafer expects everyone on campus to be qualified academically.
She played in 10 games as a freshman before her season was ended by a knee injury. Before the injury, she was eighth in the SEC in assists (3.8 per game) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6).
"The best way to look at it, from the outside in, would be this," Shafer said. "You have a nickelback on defense but that's actually a linebacker. They both play the strong-side linebacker position, but the situation and what you want to do with that person, with that player and his skill sets, dictates what the H-back or nickelback position is."
Speaking of Syracuse and Pitt, there really doesn't seem to be much excitement from other league members about them joining the league, other than that it did improve the product and stability some. There is much more excitement about the addition of Louisville, which will enter the league in 2014.
Said Shafer: "Every offensive line I’ve ever been around that’s worth a hill of beans, they were tight and they believed in one another."