Syracuse students get free admission to SU-Tulane game on Saturday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 19, 2013 at 12:58 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass All Syracuse University students will be granted free admission to the Syracuse-Tulane game on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Carrier Dome in an effort to draw additional fans, SU Athletics announced in a press release Wednesday afternoon.“Nothing would help our team more than a full and loud student section in the Dome on Saturday,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in the release.SU Athletics listed the attendance for the Orange’s 54-0 thrashing of Wagner last Saturday at 33,299, but the crowd appeared to be much smaller. Shafer encouraged students to come and be the Orange’s “12th man” against the Green Wave.Students who already have purchased a ticket to the Tulane game can pick up a free ticket to any future Syracuse football home game this fall or nonconference men’s basketball game.In a different press release also sent out Wednesday, SU Athletics urged fans to arrive early to avoid lengthy lines. All fans in attendance will be screened using a metal-detection wand. Small bags and purses will be searched, while oversized purses and backpacks are prohibited.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe gates will open at 11 a.m., according to the press release. Commentslast_img read more

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Men’s volleyball splits series with No. 5 Hawaii

first_imgThe USC men’s volleyball team (3-11, 3-9 MPSF) upset No. 5 Hawaii (10-5, 5-5 MPSF) in a five-set battle (25-18, 20-25, 21-25, 26-24, 17-15) after losing to them in five sets on Monday. The Trojans were led by junior outside hitter Lucas Yoder. Yoder tallied up 21 kills and 11 digs while hitting .279. He also led the team Monday night with 16 kills while hitting .448. Senior outside hitter Alex Slaught recorded the second most kills on the team with 15, while sophomore opposite Jon Rivera recorded 11 kills. Sophomore setter Jack Yoder recorded 56 assists in the win and another 37 the night before.Junior middle blocker Andy Benesh led the team with five kills. Rivera and Slaught both recorded five kills. Senior middle blocker Tommy Leonard tallied up two kills. Monday night, Leonard led the team with six kills, while Jack Yoder put up four and Benesh tallied three. Towards the end of the fifth set, it was 14-11 Hawaii. USC managed to battle off that match point and score three straight points to tie it at 14-all. Hawaii recorded a kill to make it 15-14, but USC scored another three straight points to take the set 17-15. Slaught secured the win with a kill to finish out the set. This was the Trojans’ fourth consecutive five-set match, but the only one that the team has won in that span. This win against the Rainbow Warriors broke USC’s three match losing streak.There were a total of 27 tie scores throughout the match, but only eight lead changes. Twelve of the tie scores came in the fourth set, which the Trojans won 26-24.Despite being out-blocked 16.0 to 8.5, the Trojans still out hit the Rainbow Warriors .245 to .238. USC also recorded two more kills than Hawaii, 63 to 61. USC also recorded more digs than Hawaii, 49 to 39. The win against the Rainbow Warriors finished up USC’s week long 4 match homestand. The Trojans won’t play another match until they face off at No. 10 UC Santa Barbara next Wednesday, February 24th. USC’s next home match will be the following Saturday when they host No. 3 UCLA.last_img read more

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French Open continues

first_imgWhile Venus Williams gets today’s action underway when she faces Japan’s Kurumi Nara. Photo: © pixabay 9-time champion Rafa Nadal is in second round action at the French Open later.This year’s fourth seed takes on Holland’s Robin Haase.Defending champion Novak Djokovic goes up against the world number 59, Joao Sousa.Petra Kvitova continues here comeback against Bethanie Mattek-Sands.last_img

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