Syracuse men’s basketball is back in the NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2018 at 6:14 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langer Syracuse (20-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) was selected to compete in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Orange earned a No. 11 seed and will face off against No. 11 Arizona State (20-11, 8-10 Pac-12) in a first-four game on Wednesday at 9:10 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio. The winner will play No. 6 seed TCU. The Orange was firmly on the bubble for the latter part of the year. Since the start of February, different bracketology sites shuffled SU between “last four in,” “first four out” and “next four out.” In the end, Syracuse did just enough to secure a bid.Entering the year, the Orange had relatively low expectations. Four out of five starters from last season were gone, and the only known commodity on the team was Tyus Battle.Syracuse got off to a blazing 11-2 start in the nonconference part of the schedule, though, with the only two losses coming to then-No. 2 Kansas and St. Bonaventure. The Orange also picked up a home win over Maryland, a road win over Georgetown and a neutral-site win over Connecticut.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team hit a road bump in the ACC, losing back-to-back games (on the road to Wake Forest and home to Notre Dame without its two best players) to teams that would eventually finish in the bottom six of the conference. In the penultimate game of the regular season, a loss to Boston College, head coach Jim Boeheim said, “We had our opportunity earlier to win two games that we really should have won, and we didn’t finish.”The Orange kept its Tournament chances alive though, picking up road wins at Louisville and Miami and a home win over a ranked Clemson team. Each one of those wins came after a loss.Last season was nearly the exact opposite. That SU team came into the year ranked and had high expectations, but went just 8-5 in the nonconference portion of the schedule. It picked things up in the ACC, earning three wins over teams ranked inside the Top 10. But a lack of road wins, and the poor start, doomed the Orange as it missed the NCAA Tournament and played in the National Invitation Tournament instead.Now, Syracuse is back in the Big Dance. Commentslast_img read more

Disappointment as Donegal constituencies to remain unchanged for next Dáil

first_imgDonegal will remain divided in the next Dáil after the publication of the Constituencies Commission Report for 2017.Nine of Donegal’s electoral divisions were moved to Sligo-Leitrim in the last boundary review in 2012.There had been hopes that these would be returned to the five-seat Donegal constituency, but South Donegal will stay in Sligo-Leitrim for the next Dáil election. Following last year’s census, the Government commissioned the publication of the report, which was delivered this week.There were several submissions made regarding the South Donegal area, but the report recommends that these parts of Donegal, including Bundoran and Ballyshannon, will remain a part of the four-seater Sligo-Leitrim constituency.There are no changes to the five-seater Donegal constituency.The Dáil will pass the legislation in the autumn when the report will come into effect. Disappointment as Donegal constituencies to remain unchanged for next Dáil was last modified: June 30th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daildonegalsligo leitrimSouth Donegallast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday May 15 2019

first_imgWarrant issued for man suspected in Fairbanks woman’s death Ketchikan tour companies in plane crash both had GPS trackers. So what went wrong? Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNews During cruise ship season, the skies over Ketchikan buzz with float planes, taking cruise ship passengers on flightseeing tours. It’s a busy enough area, with fickle enough weather, that airlines have installed expensive equipment in their planes to help avert mid-air collisions. Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Isabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham A village corporation for a community near where the Pebble Limited Partnership wants to develop its mine, has reached a right-of-way agreement with the company. This would allow Pebble access to lands that could prove critical to the development of the project. “They get the traditional, ecological perspective on sea ice and how it’s changing and shifting from the whaling crews and whaling captains,” teacher Kevin Neyhard said. “And then … we drill cores through the ice to learn about it from that perspective.” A warrant has been issued for a 25-year-old Fairbanks man suspected of killing a 69-year-old woman with whom he had been staying. Legislature works to finish budget on last day of session Former Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly member Kathryn Dodge is running for mayor of the City of Fairbanks. What the healthcare overhaul at VA means for Alaska vets Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks The state has released a new plan to reduce Fairbanks wintertime fine particulate pollution. The updated plan is federally required because, areas of Fairbanks and North Pole continue to fall below Clean Air Act standards, when cold air inversions trap emissions form wood, coal and oil burning. Kathryn Dodge running for mayor of City of Fairbanks State plan proposes tougher burning controls in Fairbanks The Alaska Legislature is trying to finish its work on the budget today. It’s the last day of the 121-day session. But it looks like they may be headed toward extra innings. But even if lawmakers finish work on the budget, they’re having trouble agreeing on struggling over what to do about permanent fund dividends. The MISSION Act goes into effect on June 6th, and is intended to modernize veteran healthcare as a wave of younger vets are beginning to access services. Associated Press Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage In Utqiaġvik, learning about climate change includes studying your backyard Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Fairbanks Iliamna Natives Limited reaches right-of-way agreement with Pebble. last_img read more