Posts Tagged ‘Syracuse University Men’s Basketball’
Here is a website looking for suggestions for a commencement speaker at Syracuse University. I have several suggestions, but after listening to this podcast, I am convinced that former Orangeman Etan Thomas should be considered.
Is there any athlete who is more of an activist in this current era?
To call him a Renaissance man would be appropriate.
Thomas is a former NBA player, poet, philanthropist, FOBO (friend of Barack Obama), and he has been organizing Fatherhood panels (the most recent one was moderated by SU Professor Dr. Boyce Watkins) to help redefine what it means to be a man.
When it comes to role models, Etan’s got my vote.
Here is a column by former Orangeman and author, poet, activist Etan Thomas about the Trayvon Martin case.
To the delight of a capacity crowd of students and members of the community, Brian Freeland, aka World Be Free, performed the SU theme song last night during a benefit concert that also included Cassidy and Fabolous at Goldstein Auditorium.
For one song Be Free shared the stage with soulful singer Erika Lovette. He also got a rousing response during a song called “Dear Music.”
NBA Insider Stephen A. Smith visited Syracuse a few weeks ago and gave his thoughts on SU Basketball and their chances during the NCAA Tournament.
I saw students today camping out for a classic Big East confrontation next week: SU v. Georgetown.