Why Syracuse can’t make a bowl game even with 5 wins

first_img Published on November 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) will play Boston College (6-5, 3-4) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday with a chance to earn its fifth win. Five wins, sometimes, can be enough to get a team to a bowl game. For SU, it certainly won’t.Here’s why:There are 128 teams in the FBS and 78 available slots in 39 bowl games. For the first time in four years, it appears enough of those slots will be filled by teams that have met the standard requirement of six wins and a .500 record needed to earn a bowl bid. Seventy teams have met that threshold already, including eight from the ACC.That leaves eight spots still available, with 18 teams boasting five wins heading into the weekend. There are four head-to-head matchups between those 18 teams, meaning at least four more have to emerge with a sixth win, bringing the total to a minimum of 74 bowl-eligible teams. And that’s just the minimum — more can and likely will win to make five-win teams irrelevant.But let’s say the minimum happens and we only have 74 teams automatically eligible. Five-win teams would be considered next — a group SU can join by beating BC on Saturday. These teams would be selected in order of their Academic Progress Rating, or APR, a metric the NCAA defines as such:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEach student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.Here’s where SU’s hopes sink: of the five-win teams already sitting above SU, 11 have a better APR than SU’s 968. So unless some of them decline bowl invitations — a rare decision that also turns down both a financial and recruiting boost — SU will be watching bowl games from its collective couch for the fourth straight year. Commentslast_img read more

NYX Gaming confirms OGS agreement with Paf

first_img StumbleUpon Playtech eyes US acceleration following NJ approval June 1, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Paf pays additional €40m in dividends to ease coronavirus impact April 20, 2020 NYX Gaming Group has unveiled the latest deal regarding its Open Gaming System (OGS), after agreeing to integrate into Finnish operator Paf.The supplier to casino, sportsbook, lottery and bingo operators worldwide will provide content to customers of Paf, who primarily serve players in Finland, Estonia, Sweden and Spain.A variety of proven proprietary content from the four in house game studios are to be provided, including NextGen Gaming, in addition to over 40 third party studios on the OGS network.Andrew Maclean, NYX Commercial Director, said: “NYX is pleased to enter into this agreement and provide our valuable partners at Paf access to our market-leading NextGen Gaming content.“We look forward to working together to bring additional high quality digital content to Paf’s players, from proprietary game studios, as well as the stellar, third-party NYX suppliers, all available by a single, swift implementation of OGS.”As part of the initial launch, titles such as Foxin Wins, Jackpot Jester 50,000 and Witch Pickings are to be incorporated, with the timing of the deal also allowing Paf to launch directly onto NYX’s latest promotional tool.Called Free Rounds 2, operators will be able to run diverse and tailor-made free round campaigns, which are designed to offer an improved player choice and experience. Kim Johansson, Paf Chief Gaming Officer, added: “We are excited to be partnering with such a well-established and respected supplier as NYX. Their wide offering in proprietary games and third-party content will add quality and variety to our current offering.”This deal comes a month after NYX strengthened its position within the United States market, courtesy of a link up with Betfair US.Hundreds of games from a large number of studios are to be made available to Betfair US, who will be granted access to the full suite of NYX OGS content available in the New Jersey iGaming market. Paf CRO Daniela Johansson wins SPER’s Swedish leader of the year  June 11, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Adam Wainwright batters and blanks Dodgers

first_imgST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright hit a two-run home run and pitched six scoreless innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Dodgers 2-0 Thursday afternoon.Wainwright and Wednesday’s starter, Carlos Martinez, combined to hold the Dodgers to one run in 14 innings over the final two games of the four-game series at Busch Stadium. The Dodgers had averaged 6.5 runs per game during a six-game winning streak before the back-to-back losses.Right-hander Brandon McCarthy started for the Dodgers and went only four innings. He hung a curveball to Wainwright with two outs in the second inning for the only runs of the game. It was Wainwright’s 10th career home run, third among active pitchers behind Madison Bumgarner and Yovani Gallardo.The Dodgers had opportunities to even the score against Wainwright but went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position during his six innings. They stranded runners at the corners in the second and fourth innings, at second and third in the fifth. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cardinals relievers walked the first batter in the seventh and eighth innings. The Dodgers negating both potential scoring opportunities by bouncing into double plays.Adrian Gonzalez led off the ninth and was called out by home plate umpire Marty Foster on a strike three clearly outside. Foster ejected Gonzalez later in the inning when Gonzalez continued complaining from the dugout. Chase Utley singled with one out in the midst of that but was stranded.last_img read more