FAMU looks to sweep BCU

first_img March 4, 2020 FAMU looks to sweep BCU ___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.com Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFlorida A&M (12-14, 10-5) vs. Bethune-Cookman (15-14, 9-6)Moore Gym, Daytona Beach, Florida; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Bethune-Cookman seeks revenge on Florida A&M after dropping the first matchup in Tallahassee. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 1, when the Rattlers shot 50 percent from the field while limiting Bethune-Cookman’s shooters to just 36.1 percent en route to a six-point victory. .FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Rod Melton Jr. has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Florida A&M field goals over the last three games. Melton has accounted for 20 field goals and eight assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: The Wildcats are 0-7 when they score 65 points or fewer and 15-7 when they exceed 65 points. The Rattlers are 0-8 when they fail to score more than 60 points and 12-6 on the season, otherwise.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Wildcats are 7-0 when they record nine or more steals and 8-14 when they fall shy of that mark. The Rattlers are 5-0 when recording at least 17 offensive rebounds and 7-14 when they fall short of that total.DID YOU KNOW: Bethune-Cookman is ranked ninth in all of Division I with an average of 75.3 possessions per game.last_img read more

Syracuse football to restore No. 44 after retiring it nearly 10 years ago

first_imgThe No. 44 will be back on a Syracuse football jersey after almost 10 years, interim director of athletics Pete Sala announced at the Plaza 44 Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday afternoon.“With the blessing of Jim Brown and Floyd Little, the No. 44 is back,” Sala said.Brown and Little, along with the late Ernie Davis, are the three most notable Syracuse players to wear the number. The last member of the Orange to wear it was fullback Rob Konrad in 1998. In all, 25 players have donned No. 44.Sala added that there will be a committee assembled to decide which player gets to wear the number, and that group will include Little, a special assistant to the athletics director at SU. The committee will consist of four or five people, Little said, while adding that it could be given to a true freshman.“We know it was the right thing to do,” Sala said of bringing back the number.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe number was retired on Nov. 12, 2005 but after 3,475 days, a campaign many have been pushing for as of late came to fruition. Comments Published on May 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Students optimistic about first Latin-American pope

first_imgWhite smoke billowed from the chimney of St. Peter’s Basilica on Wednesday evening in Vatican City, signaling the selection of a new pope.When the news reached Los Angeles at noon, students had diverse reactions to the election of 76-year-old Argentinian Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, the first modern pope from Latin America, who cardinals chose to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned Feb. 28.“I’m really happy with their decision because I think it’s time that not a white, old, European man controlled the church. It’s kind of moving in a new direction, so it will be nice to get some diversity in our leadership,” said Moriah Mulroe, a freshman majoring in biochemistry and practicing Catholicism.Many Latino students at USC agreed with Mulroe and were enthusiastic about the fact that Bergoglio hails from Argentina. Edwin Francisco Juárez Rosales, a Salvadorian doctoral student in the electrical engineering program and the religious education chair at the USC Caruso Catholic Center, expressed optimism at the papal selection.“I’m really excited and truly happy … to have a Latin-American pope for the simple reason that Latin America represents the largest percentage of Catholics, including myself,” Rosales said.Heidi Mayen, a student worker at El Centro Chicano, was also pleasantly surprised by the news.“I would have thought he would have been a European pope,” Mayen said.Bergoglio chose the name “Francis” for his papacy, making him the first Pope Francis in the church’s history. The name Francis comes from St. Francis of Assisi, whose prayer promotes love and helping others. The name is associated with inspirational preaching and evangelization.Bergoglio is also unique in that he is the first Jesuit pope, something several students were excited about. The Jesuits are an order of Catholic priests founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th century and are known for their work in education.Some students responded positively to the new pope’s Jesuit affiliation.“I had a great time in Jesuit [high] school and I thought that their ideas about Catholicism and life in general are really good for society,” said Bryan Curtis, a freshman majoring in civil engineering.Rosales said he hopes the new pope’s Jesuit background will bring a new type of leadership to the Vatican.“Part of [Jesuitic] spirituality is to bring God to the boundaries … but now they are taking the meaning of that to mean bringing Catholicism to areas it’s not present, for instance sciences,” said Rosales, who believes this Jesuit mentality will help the papacy.Though some believe the selection of Bergoglio was an effort to move the church forward, others believe it will accomplish the opposite. Camille Saucier, a freshman majoring in psychology, was among the students hoping for a more progressive pope. Bergoglio is noted for his criticisms of socially progressive trends and staunch conservatism, according to the Washington Post.“It’s nice to see that they’re having some ethnic diversity, but I mean, seriously, you really have to go with the most conservative guy?” Saucier said.Jorge Molina, a freshman majoring in writing for screen and television, said the newly selected pope’s influence will be even more widespread because of his ethnic background.“Being the first Latin-American pope, I think that it’s going to have [more cultural] representation in the church,” Molina said. “Culturally, coming from another background that’s not European, he can bring another perspective of the world.”Bergoglio will officially be installed as pope at a Mass on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Vatican.last_img read more

Draws made for Munster minor and U20/21 competitions

first_imgIn Minor hurling a round robin will see the same schedule alongside the senior hurlers. Tommy Dunnes team are away against Limerick, home against Cork then travel to Waterford and line out against Clare at home. The minor final will be played before the senior final on Sunday July 1st.The draw for the minor football championship has been deferred subject to agreement on the format of the competition. The draws have been made for next years championships.The Tipp under 21 hurlers under Liam Cahill will begin their campaign in the Munster semi final in Semple Stadium on Thursday June 21st against the winners of the quarter final between Clare and Limerick.In the Munster under 20 football competition David Powers charges will be up against Cork at the quarter final stage with Clare awaiting the winners in the semi final. No dates have been fixed yet.last_img read more