Ahead of this weekend’s Lift for Life event, one of the key figures of the Syracuse Orange’s Uplifting Athletes chapter received a nomination for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
Linebacker Kielan Whitner made the list for his work as PR director of SU’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, along with recent mission trips to Haiti, and his involvement with the For a Day Foundation and Team Impact — both of which help sick children.
Should Whitner earn the honor, he wouldn’t be the first Syracuse player to make that sort of impact either. Sam Rodgers made the Good Works Team back in 2014 as well.
Congrats to Kielan, and keep up the great efforts.
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Whitner a Nominee for 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team (Cuse.com)
During his mission trip with Eternal Hope for Haiti in December 2017, Whitner helped lead a group of volunteers in the construction of two orphanages and the distribution of free medical care in severely impoverished areas of the country. On the field, Whitner has played in 34 career games at safety and linebacker. He has 76 career tackles and four passes defended.
Kentucky leads country in attendance once again (College Basketball Talk)
The Wildcats had a total of 393,743 fans attend 18 home games for a country-best 21,874 per game. Syracuse actually led the nation in total fans with 407,778 fans in attendance, but with 19 home games, the Orange narrowly trailed Kentucky with 21,462 fans per game.
Brandon Triche will always cherish those Final Four memories (Syracuse.com)
“My best Syracuse memory will always be the Final Four aspect. Being in Atlanta. I mean, obviously, I’d played before 35,000. But to play before 70,000? On a stage? Because you are literally playing on a stage. It was amazing.
Syracuse adds 6-foot-2 Czech forward Veronika Vorackova to freshman class (Daily Orange)
At 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Women, Vorackova played with the Czech Republic senior national team. She was the youngest player in that tournament. Vorackova has also competed at the U16 and U18 levels for her country. She played club basketball for USK Praha in the Czech Republic.
DaShonte Riley has an interesting Georgetown memory to share (Syracuse.com)
“I have two of them. The first one is a little ironic. I originally committed to Georgetown and I didn’t even know that it was a rivalry with Syracuse until after I decommitted to Georgetown. My very first Syracuse visit ever, they were playing Georgetown, which happened to be a week or two after I decommited from Georgetown...”
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David Hale’s Full ACC Position Rankings (Facebook)
Kofi Cockburn shines as school start to prioritize (247Sports)
BC suddenly has an offense again. Funny how much of a difference that can make. (SB Nation)
Former Patriots (and Syracuse) DB/TE Tom Stephens passes away (Patriots.com)