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Hunt, Gulley display Syracuse’s success in zone-read running in loss to Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ If there were any offensive bright spots in Syracuse’s (2-1) 34-20 loss to Maryland (3-1) on Saturday afternoon, they were the legs of Terrel Hunt and Prince-Tyson Gulley.The Orange offense collected 589 yards of total offense — which were nullified by poor red-zone execution and a host of penalties — and Hunt and Gulley combined for 294 yards on the ground. The pair mostly ran out of the zone-read offense, with Hunt either faking to Gulley and running in the other direction or feeding to Gulley if there was room in front.During training camp, offensive coordinator George McDonald said that Syracuse was a run-first team and he reiterated that after the loss. But Hunt’s ejection against Villanova rendered the running game ineffective and SU’s steamrolling of Central Michigan disguised any definitive offensive scheme.That leaves the two-touchdown loss to the Terrapins as the Orange’s offensive barometer, and it hinted to what SU could lean on when it faces No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday.“I was just playing the game. Sometimes I would read something and if it wasn’t open, I’ll hitch out,” Hunt said. “I knew they were blitzing from a certain side so they were weak on that side so I just took off and tried to make something happen.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn Syracuse’s 40-3 win over the Chippewas, Hunt was successful with his arm and legs and the running game was highlighted by freshman Ervin Philips and senior Adonis Ameen-Moore.But Gulley took a bulk of the carries and Hunt ran almost as often as he threw against the Terrapins, with the quarterback finishing the game with 23 rushes for 156 yards and two rushing touchdowns.“It’s part of being a quarterback. If you can run, why not run,” Hunt said. “If I can help my team out in any way, try to help us win, if I rush for 30, pass for 400, either way, a win is a win. I don’t care.”With 14 carries, Gulley was the only other SU player to rush more than 10 times. Ameen-Moore ran nine times for 68 yards. Gulley ran for 138 yards and 9.9 yards per carry with a 39-yard-long run mixed in.Senior offensive tackle Sean Hickey said that Gulley is easy to block for because he hits holes quickly. It’s his fast first step and small-space explosiveness that led to a 19-yard rush on Syracuse’s first scoring drive, and the 39-yard run that helped move Syracuse into the red zone before the half.“We thought we paved the holes pretty well and he just goes right through it,” Hickey said. “When you give backs like that that space, they make those plays.”Syracuse didn’t give up any sacks, committed no turnovers and had fewer penalties against Villanova and Central Michigan. Each issue surfaced when the competition got tougher on Saturday.McDonald said that Syracuse won’t always be the most athletic team on the field. And with the Maryland game as a more realistic sample size — Syracuse ran 51 times and threw 28 — the offense, successful or not, is reliant on the ground, especially with games against Notre Dame, Louisville and Florida State in the next three weeks.Said McDonald: “At the end of the day we’re always going to be a running team.” Comments Published on September 22, 2014 at 12:11 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Western Kentucky. Top recruit Charles Bassey will push the Hilltoppers up the big hill.Buffalo. Bulls have five of their top six scorers back from a team that knocked off Arizona in the opening round of the NCAAs.Marshall. The Thundering Herd and coach Dan D’Antoni are looking for an even deeper March run after knocking off Wichita State in the opening round of the NCAAs.FRESHMEN PHENOMSZion Williamson, Duke. Basket supports beware: One of the nation’s top freshmen is a known rim wrecker.Cam Reddish, Duke. Doesn’t get the pub Barrett and Williamson get, but he’s a legit top-five NBA prospect.Romeo Langford, Indiana. Locking up the state of Indiana’s best player was a huge get for coach Archie Miller as he tries to get the Hoosiers back to national prominence.Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky. He eschewed the Power Five programs to stay in-state and could dominate Conference USA — and beyond.Nassir Little, North Carolina. Long and athletic, he was a big get for coach Roy.Bol Bol, Oregon. Manute’s son can shoot inside, outside and swat shots, just like Pops. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments A new season starts Tuesday, and it’s been a long seven months to wait for a sport that seems to top itself every year.To get you ready, we’ve got a guide on the top teams, players and other tidbits to look for in 2018-19:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTOP TEAMSKansas. Bill Self has another strong recruiting class, a preseason All-American in Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson and a No. 1 ranking. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Kentucky. Coach Cal has another roster full of future pros. He’s also got Reid Travis, a grad transfer from Stanford who happens to be one of the nation’s top players.Gonzaga. The Zags broke through to the Final Four two years ago. They could be even better this year.Duke. Coach K outdid himself with this year’s recruiting class with what could be three of the top five picks in the NBA draft.Virginia. OK, so that first-round NCAA Tournament loss to UMBC was ugly and history-making. But the Cavaliers have nearly everyone back and plenty of motivation.Tennessee. The Vols have never been to the Final Four. That could change this season — they’re that good.ADVERTISEMENT TOP NONCONFERENCE GAMESNo. 4 Duke vs. No. 2 Kentucky, Tuesday in Indianapolis. It will be a blue-blooded kickoff to the season.No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 10 Michigan State, Tuesday in Indianapolis. The opening act in Indy isn’t bad, either.No. 19 Michigan at No. 9 Villanova, Nov. 14. Early season, title-game rematch? Yes, please.Ohio State at Cincinnati, Wednesday. It finally happened, and hoops fans are the beneficiaries.Marquette at Indiana, Nov. 14. Marquette’s Markus Howard vs. Indiana freshman Romeo Langford is worth it right there.Arizona vs. No. 3 Gonzaga, Maui Invitational. OK, both teams have to win their opening games, but we can dream of the West’s two marquee programs meeting in Maui, can’t we? LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NYC Marathon sets record with nearly 53,000 finishers Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum North Carolina’s Luke Maye (32) loses the ball while Mount Olive’s Cameron Robinson defends during the first half of a college basketball exhibition game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The 2017-18 college basketball season had everything a fan could want. Standout performances, a No. 1 seed finally falling in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova cutting down the nets for the second time in three seasons.Oh, and Sister Jean and Chicago-Loyola giving hope to underdogs everywhere by reaching the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT TOP PLAYERSCarsen Edwards, Purdue. He was super productive as a sophomore last season. Expect even more from him now that the Boilermakers need him even more.Luke Maye, North Carolina. The player who hit the shot to send the Tar Heels to the Final Four in 2017 averaged a double-double last season and will be counted on even more this year.R.J. Barrett, Duke. The athletic freshman has yet to play a game but has already created a buzz and could be the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NBA draft.Dedric Lawson, Kansas. The former Memphis forward gives the Jayhawks plenty of talent and experience on an otherwise young roster.Ethan Happ, Wisconsin. The Badgers sure are glad this multitalented big man decided to withdraw from the NBA draft. Opponents will not be.Caleb Martin, Nevada. The do-everything forward’s decision to return with twin brother Cody is a big reason the Wolf Pack are being mentioned as a Final Four team.MID-MAJOR MONSTERSNevada. The Muss bus is loaded with talent and is driving toward what could be the best season in program history.Loyola-Chicago. No way the Ramblers and Sister Jean will be overlooked again. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more

‘Gov’t Needs to Encourage Private Sector for Economic Growth’

first_imgThe Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, has urged the government to consider the need to include private sector in order to enhance economic growth and development in the country.Governor Jones made the recommendation at the Induction dinner of the Liberian Business Association (LIBA), where officers-elect were inducted into office for the second time to stir the affairs of the organization for the next four years.The ceremony was held last  Saturday, at the Paynesville City Hall.“The challenge of the future is inclusive economic growth, which is credited upon a sound economic management of any country,” Dr. Jones declared.He pointed out that helping the Liberian sector to grow is a good idea for families, youth and others for economic empowerment across the nation.“The people need a helping hand and we must give them it,” he said emphatically.Governor Jones, who served as keynote speaker at the induction ceremony, said the absence of economic empowerment of the citizens would also lead them into the valley of poverty.“So economic empowerment is not just about dollars and cents but we should see it as a critical need that would bring us together as one people,” the CBL Governor added.Hope, he continued, is absent when trust becomes a scarce   commodity.  Without trust, it will be difficult to have peace in the context of functioning democracy for its people.Based on that, Governor Jones promised the business community that the CBL would remain supportive of the  Liberian economy, adding that the destiny of any nation rests on the shoulders of the people.Liberia needs to be part of the global economic growth and in so doing, we must create better opportunities for market women.At the same time, Governor Jones noted that Liberians  need to have access to credit with a reasonable loan scheme.For his part, Mr. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., president of LIBA, lauded the CBL and the business community for the support given him during his first tenure.Mr. Kemayah told the gathering that the organization would remain committed to ensuring that they are decentralized in the fifteen counties.He said LIBA’s decentralization policy has helped him to achieve  a lot in bringing on board local businesses to form  part of the decision making of the economy.Giving update of the decentralization policy, Mr. Kemayah said LIBA now has 490 members nationwide.However, the LIBA president told members he would  continue the struggle to ensure that all Liberian Businesses become part of the association.Meanwhile, the publisher and managing director of the Liberian Observer Corporation (LOC),  Kenneth Y. Best, speaking on behalf of all the certificated companies now LIBA members, expressed gratitude to the Association for certificating hundreds of Liberian businesses, including the LOC.Mr. Best also commended CBL Governor Jones and the CBL Board of Directors for empowering Liberians across the country.“It is about time,” Mr. Best continued, that Liberian are  empowered to succeed in the business sector of Liberia.He noted that Liberian need people like Dr. Jones who can push Liberians into business.  For too long Liberian commerce has been dominated by foreigners. This is the chief reason why Liberians have  remained poor and powerless  in they own country.This must stop! Otherwise those responsible for continuing this retrogressive and unfortunate state of affairs are sowing the seeds of another war, which we cannot afford and must not have.Liberia is on the forward march, but this march will continue only if Liberians play the leading role in their economy, the Observer publisher declared.  He urged LIBA members and Liberian businesspeople in general to engage in the grocery business and enter the wholesale market, too.Then, looking around the Paynesville City Hall, Mr. Best asked, “Where is the Commerce Ministry?”  He observed angrily, “We see neither the Minister of Commerce nor any representative of that critical Ministry at this important gathering of Liberian business people.  The publisher then asked, “Whom are the Ministry of Commerce people representing and whose interests are they serving—the foreign businesspeople?”Dr. Charles Clarke, founding president of the Liberian Business Association, told the audience that in the early 1990s he had a vision that there was need to bring Liberian businesspeople together to enhance their empowerment as stakeholders in the Liberian business sector.He lauded Central Bank  Governer for having effectively embraced LIBA and spurred it on and assisted in ensuring that it ceases to be a Monrovia-centered organization and become a nationwide body, represented in all 15 counties.The Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Her Honor Sia A. Nyene G. Yuoh served as the Induction Officer.Among those present at the occasion were Gender and Development Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, Liberian Peace Ambassador George Oppong Weah, National Investment Commission  Chairman Michael Wortoson, National Port Authority Managing Director Matilda Parker, United States Ambassador Deborah A. Malac, the Ivorian, Cameroon and Ghanaian Ambassadors, representatives of the Chinese Embassy, Chamber of Commerce president and Mrs. Francis A. Dennis, CBL Board Chair John Bestman, former Lands, Mines  and Energy Minister Eugene Shannon, National Toiletry and Napkins Manufacturer Fomba Trawally and former Liberian  Ambassador to London, Wesley Johnson. Representatives of LIBA branches throughout the country were also fully in attendance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more