Storify: Fans react to Syracuse’s loss to Duke, Boeheim’s ejection from game

first_img Published on February 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm Contact Meredith: mhnewman@syr.edu | @MerNewman93 [View the story “Syracuse loses to Duke 60-66, making it the Orange’s second loss of the season” on Storify] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Quentin Hillsman is beating Jim Boeheim and Dino Babers in the social media race

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Merriam-Webster has two definitions for “meme,” both being nouns. One is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture,” while the other is “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.”The latter definition surely applies to Hillsman’s practices, but the former does, too, because both Grant and redshirt junior guard Isis Young said they follow Hillsman on social media. They see his posts and are more motivated than amused because the messages of Hillsman’s memes are familiar. They’re the same lessons he preaches during practice.“You just see (the memes) and you reinforce,” Young said. “Like, ‘OK coach likes toughness.’ But we know that.” The content of these meme-lessons isn’t on a calculated schedule. It’s “random,” Hillsman said. Still, there are people who don’t even believe he’s tech-savvy enough to do any of this himself.“They’re sleeping on my abilities here, right?” he joked last week.But the people who do believe are the ones who matter the most. They’re the ones who run his plays and follow his rules. They’re the ones who came to Syracuse to play for @CoachQatSU. Comments Recruiting hatched Hillsman’s web presence. If the kids were using it, he figured he ought to as well. From there, it grew into a convenient way to stay in touch with players who have graduated and moved on.“He knows what this generation is all about and he’s a part of it,” junior guard Abby Grant said.Retweeting — essentially the reposting of another account’s original content — is not what sets Hillsman apart from the the likes of Boeheim and Babers. Rather, Hillsman also posts photos of himself and players captioned with large block lettering of an inspirational phrase.They often end up on his Instagram account as well. In a sense, they’re memes.center_img Published on November 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Jim Boeheim hasn’t sent out a tweet in the month of November. Neither has Dino Babers, aside from an obligatory Veterans’ Day post with a graphic made by the SU football social media team. As popular as these coaches are — the billboards and TV commercials will show you they are quite popular in central New York — they are not Quentin Hillsman.Hillsman, or “Coach Q” as his Syracuse (1-0) women’s basketball players call him, is instead a man of memes. He inundates the Twittersphere, sharing loads of news from SU Athletics and producing original material of his own. Just as you’ll rarely spot him on the sideline wearing something as standard as Boeheim’s usual blue coat-grey pants combo, you’ll seldom see a day go by where he isn’t active on Twitter.“This new age, you guys don’t talk on the phone anymore,” Hillsman said. “You have to tweet and text and Instagram and all this.”He’s right. Nearly a quarter of teens admit to going online “almost constantly,” according to a 2015 report released by the Pew Research Center. A whopping 92 percent of teens hop online at least once a day, the report said, adding that this mania of internet usage is possible because nearly three-quarters of teens own or have access to smartphones. In a world where those phones are becoming increasingly multidimensional, Hillsman is using his to connect with his players of the past, present and future.last_img read more

MLB 2019 preview: 5 prospect storylines to watch in spring training

first_imgTaking that into account, here are five prospect storylines to watch during spring training.The Super 2 CrewIf you don’t know what Super 2 status is it’s pretty simple: if a player accumulates 172 days on an MLB roster during a season he has one year of service time. If a player serves 171 days, he does not accumulate a year. The importance of this is when a young player comes up to MLB, if he serves 171 days during his rookie year a team has seven years until the player becomes a free agent. If he serves 172 days, the franchise has six years.Teams will use this to control players longer and that is likely what is going to happen to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Blue Jays, Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres and Eloy Jimenez of the White Sox — the three best prospects in the game.While all three of these players could be the best or second-best players on their respective MLB rosters, they will likely be held down for two weeks so a team can control them for one year longer, unless a player absolutely forces their hand. Will Guerrero, Tatis or Jimenez force their respective teams’ hands? It’s unlikely, but something to watch.✔️ First Hit✔️ First Run✔️ First RBIVlad Jr. brought the hustle and flow in his #SpringTraining debut! pic.twitter.com/lhi1clqr5m— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) February 25, 2019Pitchers coming back from injuryThere are multiple talented pitchers who could potentially debut in MLB this season but should have hit the ground running in 2018. Brent Honeywell of the Rays lost a year to Tommy John surgery, as did A.J. Puk of the Athletics. Anthony Reyes of the Cardinals missed most of last year with an arm injury as well.All of these pitchers will likely have a chance to make a big impact in MLB this season, but how they pitch in spring training — if they pitch — could be an indicator of if they are 100 percent back from injury or not.Atlanta’s young studsThere’s a reason the Braves haven’t signed Dallas Keuchel or Gio Gonzalez in free agency. They have as much or more pitching talent than anyone in MLB. With Kyle Wright, Mike Soroka, Touki Toussaint and Luiz Gohara, Atlanta has an assortment of talented pitchers with different skillsets who could all earn time in the rotation this season.So who will earn a spot out of spring training? The good money is on Wright and Soroka, who have the frames and track record to justify the spots. We’ll see if Gohara and Toussaint force their ways into the conversation, though, as they may have better pure stuff.🔥 Touki Time 🔥#BravesST | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/uBPgHVIdHH— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) February 23, 2019The Blocked BunchSometimes it doesn’t matter how good a young player is or how productive he has been at the minor league level. Often there simply isn’t room on a team for a player.Houston’s Kyle Tucker is good enough to earn a starting job but Michael Brantley is manning left field, Pete Alonso is more than accomplished enough to be the Mets’ first baseman but New York acquired Robinson Cano to take that position, and Brendan Rodgers could develop a bit more but he is more than good enough to play for the Rockies right now.Will these players play well enough to earn a starting spot this spring training or will they have to go down to Triple-A again and wait for someone to get hurt?Houston’s next rotation staples?The Astros are one of the few teams to have pitching prospect depth that can compete with the Braves or the Padres. They are highlighted by Forrest Whitley, who is the No. 1 pitching prospect in MLB, J.B. Bukauskas, who the team took two years ago in the first round and pitched very well in the Arizona Fall League, and Corbin Martin who emerged as a top-100 prospect after an up-and-down pitching career at Texas A&M. One of the best parts of spring training is getting a chance to see the one player you haven’t seen before: that top prospect you’ve heard so much about but have never witnessed or even the less-heralded guy down the list whose name you’ve only heard in passing.Spring training is about the unknown and the excitement coming with it. End your Monday by enjoying nearly four minutes of dominance from @ForrestWhitley. 😎 #AstrosST pic.twitter.com/3NxBgdcAl4— Houston Astros (@astros) February 25, 2019All of those right-handers are solid prospects, but guys like Josh James, Framber Valdez and Cionel Perez are all good enough to be in MLB rotations, and the Astros’ 2017 draft class produced six picks in the first 11 rounds (Bukauskas, Martin, Tyler Ivey, Peter Solomon, Parker Mushinski, Brandon Bielak) who posted K/9 rates better than 9.0 and combined to throw 598 2/3 innings with a 2.63 ERA last season.Houston’s minor-league pitching is absolutely loaded and almost all of them have seen time over the first few games of spring training. Just to get a look at them could give not only a glimpse into the Astros’ future, but maybe another team’s as well as they could be trade bait come July 31 which could land a big fish.last_img read more

Male injured after serious assault in Dawson Creek

first_imgThe RCMP believe there were people who rendered first aid and assistance to the male victim that have not been identified. They are asking that those individuals please contact the RCMP as they could have information that will help with the investigation.The Dawson Creek RCMP are also asking that any persons who may have witnessed the assault or fight in this area or that noticed anything in that area between 9 a.m. and 10:50 a.m., to please call the RCMP.You can reach the detachment at 250-784-3700.- Advertisement –last_img read more