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Ron on the Road

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Tuned up

Tuned up

Spin Moves

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

If you are a SU Basketball fan, you may be missing the team in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but here is some good news about one former player…

Former ‘Cuse bigman Rony Seikaly is now a house music DJ in Miami. He has program on Soundcloud and Sirius XM called “Sugar Free Radio,” and he will spin tomorrow as part of Miami Music Week.

To Be Continued

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
bberg-breakdown

By 5:30 pm, as the temperature dipped to single digits and wind chills made things worse, students were packing up their tents and leaving Boeheimburg. They will return to line up again on Friday, but then they will be inside the temperature-controlled Carrier Dome. A record crowd is expected for the SU v. Duke game on Saturday.

Togetherness

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Author, activist, former NBA player and SU grad Etan Thomas moderated a panel (along with Rachel Vassel) on Fatherhood on Friday. The panel was made up of former SU basketball players.

Author, activist, former NBA player and SU grad Etan Thomas moderated a panel (along with Rachel Vassel) on Fatherhood Friday. The panel was made up of former SU basketball players.

Where are C-SPAN or ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” when you need them?

After a week that provided way too much negative news pertaining to male athletes and domestic violence and abuse allegations, former SU students Etan Thomas and Rachel Vassel facilitated a panel Coming Back Together (CBT) aimed at dissecting fatherhood, particularly among people of color.

The discussion featured former SU players Billy Owens, Derrick Coleman, John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie and Lawrence Moten. The audience included students, members of the community and alumni (including members of the Syracuse Eight)

The 2-hour town-hall style meeting touched on single parent homes, solutions for raising a generation of children in the modern era, and how to discipline while still showing love.

At times the candor of the athletes spurred a range of emotions (from tears to gut-busting laughter).

Billy Owens, Derrick Coleman and John Wallace

Billy Owens, Derrick Coleman and John Wallace

All-time leading SU scorer (and in the Big East) Lawrence Moten talked about teaching the art of respect when it comes to fathering his daughters.

All-time leading SU scorer (and in the Big East) Lawrence Moten talked about teaching the art of respect when it comes to fathering his daughters.

SU's gentle giant Roosevelt Bouie

SU’s gentle giant Roosevelt Bouie

Etan Thomas talks about reaching not only his own children but those in the community as well (seated to his right was former SU player Manny Breland).

Etan Thomas talks about reaching not only his own children but those in the community as well (seated to his right was former SU player Manny Breland).

A Magnificent Six

A Magnificent Six

We are sure this conversation will continue somewhere (possibly at the next gathering) or maybe another institution will do a tangential discussion.  In the meantime we salute Etan, the other former players, and organizers of CBT for addressing the subject.

We wish they met annually.

Crash

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Here is a column by Etan Thomas about the continued collisions between sports and politics. It includes many references to former Big East ball players.

Big Dance to Big Leagues

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

What a difference a year makes. Check out this interview Michael Carter-Williams did with NYC journalist Derrel Johnson recently. This time last year MCW was helping SU make their Final Four push.

Still on the Bandwagon

Friday, February 21st, 2014
Cuse Fans, State Tower Building

Cuse Fans, State Tower Building

Duke & The Cuse: Synergy

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

 

After a great weekend of sports, particularly for Syracuse, we forget that before there was a rivalry between SU & Duke, there was collaboration. Coach Boeheim successfully worked with Coach K during the Olympics, and ESPN commentators such as Jay Bilas (Duke grad) worked with SU grads.

Bilas, speaking here during a forum at SU’s Newhouse School, takes time to indirectly show some love to SU’s journalism program.

Street gaze (part 9): Tower Support

Saturday, February 1st, 2014
AXA Towers

AXA Towers

Fayette Fanatic

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
The CNY region gets into a state of readiness as the 168 Centro Bus passes Forman Avenue along the Connective Corridor.

Syracuse shows off another facet of readiness this evening as the 168 Centro Bus (East Fayette/Erie-Shoppingtown) passes Forman Avenue along the Connective Corridor--four days before the big game.