Linebacker EJ Carter dismissed from Syracuse football team

first_img Published on May 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm Linebacker E.J. Carter is no longer a member of the Syracuse football team, a spokesperson from SU Athletics confirmed Thursday afternoon. Though per his policy on players leaving the program, SU head coach Doug Marrone would not elaborate on the reasons for Carter’s departure, the spokesperson said.Carter, a 6-foot, 220-pounder, started eight games at outside linebacker for the Orange as a freshman in 2009. In 10 games, Carter compiled 24 tackles and 2 sacks. During spring practice, Carter was penciled in to start once again in 2010.According to a report in the Syracuse Post-Standard, Carter missed an important exit meeting with Marrone Friday morning and did not accompany the team on a mandatory event that night, prompting Marrone to dismiss the Orlando, Fla., native from the team.Per team policy, each player must meet with the coaching staff before leaving school following the spring semester. The purpose is to grade the players on their spring performance, give them work for the summer and inform them where they stand on the post-spring depth chart.The Post-Standard report said that Carter took an early flight home Friday, May 7, as opposed to staying through the weekend. As a result, he missed the mandatory meeting and team event. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCarter briefly left the team before spring practice began in late March, and had been left off the team’s spring depth chart before ultimately returning to the team. Carter was also suspended for ‘a violation of team rules’ in October, causing him to miss three weeks of practice and two games. Check for further updates as they become available. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments aljohn@syr.edulast_img read more

Syracuse tops UConn, 79-76, in wild affair to stay undefeated

first_imgPARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije and Jim Boeheim walked down the lobby of the Atlantis Resort to a hero’s welcome. Cooney was still in uniform, two large ice bags taped to both of his knees. He waved to the roaring orange-clad fans roped off just inches away. Boeheim high-fived a security guard, whose other hand was occupied with a camera phone, documenting the moment.When the head coach sat down for his press conference, he could hardly be heard over the “Let’s go Orange” roars that permeated throughout the hallway.“It’s like an NCAA (Tournament) game,” Boeheim said.Renewing a Big East rivalry for the first time, Syracuse (5-0) took the lead over Connecticut (4-1) on the back of three-straight 3-pointers in the second half and muscled its way to a 79-76 win in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Syracuse fell down by 10 early and nearly gave up a 10-point lead late, but held on to defeat its first ranked opponent following a season where it had only two top-25 victories.Tyler Lydon scored 16 points and recorded 12 rebounds. Five players scored at least 13, and the Orange recorded 41 rebounds to UConn’s 33.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Both teams are getting up and down at the end, making plays, scoring baskets,” Cooney said. “Those are the type of games you want to play in.”First a long Lydon 3 swished through the net to tie the score at 44. He allowed himself a small celebration running up the court after clanking a fade-away two off the rim just moments before.On the next possession Malachi Richardson hit a 3 from the corner in front of the SU bench with a hand in his face. When SU got the ball back 23 seconds after that, it was a wide-open Gbinije that drained a 3 on the opposite end. UConn coach Kevin Ollie called a timeout and a much larger celebration ensued. It was a 50-47 lead that would only grow and never be given away.Not when Rodney Purvis hit three 3s in less than three minutes to cut the lead back to two. And not when Cooney lost track of the clock and had to shoot a 35-foot 3 with eight seconds left in the game.SU had sustained the first UConn punch. When Sterling Gibbs scored on an easy outlet layup off a Cooney miss, it gave him eight points in the first three minutes and the Huskies a six-point lead. But by the time he stood isolated in the corner of the court, hands at his hips after recording his fourth foul with in the second half, it was clear that Connecticut had no answer for how SU would fight back.“(Syracuse) played a great game in the second half,” Ollie said, “really took it to us offensively.”Cooney didn’t realize that the shot clock was about to expire. Only when there were two ticks left did he heave a miss off the side rim. Tyler Roberson, who had muscled on the glass for four offensive boards, skied up for his fifth and final one. The ball spent the last three seconds of the game in the hands of Richardson, who heaved it all the way down court.The finish was anti-climactic in its sudden end, but antithetical to a game in which no one ever seemed dead. As the clock ran out and Syracuse celebrated, a rivalry was reborn, and Syracuse picked up a season-defining win.After the fanfare of the press conference and after his players began to leave the makeshift locker room, Boeheim went back out to the concourse and sat alone on an armchair big enough to be a throne. There was no one around him, no one to high-five. Just a moment to soak in, if only temporarily.“It was a great game,” Boeheim said. “I can’t say enough for these guys. It was just a really good win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Pitt beats No. 15 UNC 80-75 in ACCs

first_imgPittsburgh’s Talib Zanna (42) grabs a rebound over North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo (43) during the second half of a quarterfinal NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Talib Zanna had 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to help Pittsburgh beat No. 15 North Carolina 80-75 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday.James Robinson also scored a career-best 19 points for the fifth-seeded Panthers (25-8), who used a dominating start to build a huge lead before having to hold off a late rally by the fourth-seeded Tar Heels (23-9).Pittsburgh led by 20 points with 7:22 left before UNC’s frantic comeback behind Marcus Paige, who scored 20 of his 27 points after halftime before fouling out with 25.4 seconds left.UNC got it to 78-75 on Nate Britt’s jumper with 11.4 seconds left but couldn’t complete the comeback. James Robinson knocked down two free throws to make it a two-possession game again right after Britt’s score, then Lamar Patterson rebounded a hurried 3-pointer by James Michael McAdoo with 4.3 seconds left to essentially seal it.last_img read more

Who’s Running for Municipal Office on Nov. 7?

first_imgAt the Nov. 7, 2017 General Election, voters will choose candidates for various offices. These are the municipal candidates whose names will appear on the ballot in the Two River area towns.ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS BOROUGHBorough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoPeter Doyle (R)Susan Tidswell (R)Thomas F. Hayden, III (D)Jon Crowley (D)COLTS NECK TOWNSHIPTownship CommitteeFull Term – Vote for TwoThomas Orgo, II (R)Michael S. Viola (R)Jessica Soden (D)No nomination made (D)Township CommitteeOne Year Unexpired Term – Vote for OneFrank Rizzuto (R)Alison DeNoia (D)FAIR HAVEN BOROUGHBorough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoSusan A. Sorensen (R)Elizabeth M. Koch (R)Christopher Rodriguez (D)Jessica Patel (D)HIGHLANDS BOROUGHNon-partisanBorough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoGreg Wells (I) (New Perspective, Fresh Ideas, Real Action)Kenneth R. Braswell (I) (Levelheaded Leadership)Rosemary D. Ryan (I) (Levelheaded Leadership)John Coberg (I)Frank L. Nolan (I) (Leadership, Experience, and Integrity Mean Something) RUMSON BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoRobert Swikart (R)Gary Casazza (R)No nomination made (D)No nomination made (D)SEA BRIGHT BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoJohn Lamia (R)Pamela Ross (R)Charlie Rooney, III (D)No nomination made (D)Jon Schwartz (I) (Independent)SHREWSBURY BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoKimberly Doran Eulner (R)Erik Anderson (R)Shane Berkelaar (D)Daniel R. Scaggs (D)SHREWSBURY TOWNSHIP Township CommitteeFull Term – Vote for OneMaryellen McNama-Bailly (R)Lester J. Jennings (D) HOLMDEL CANDIDATES NIGHT, Monday, Oct. 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. will feature a moderated discussion and statements delivered by the Township Committee candidates and statements by the Board of Education candidates. Sponsored by Citizens for Informed Land Use (CILU), in conjunction with the League of Women Voters. Holmdel Community Center, 6 Crawfords Corner RoadRED BANK COUNCIL CANDIDATES NIGHT, Monday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Extensive Q&A session involving the audience with Council candidates allowed a three-minute opener and closer. Moderated by Amy Goldsmith. Sponsored by the Westside Community Group. Light refreshments provided. For more information call 732-747-0306. River Street Commons, 1st floor community room, 49 Catherine St.11th LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE FORUM, Monday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidates run- ning for N.J. Senate and Assembly from the 11th district will discuss issues and take written questions in a moderated forum. The candidates for Senate are Jennifer Beck and Vin Gopal. For Assembly, the candidates are Robert Acerra, Michael Whelan, Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling. Monmouth County towns included are: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbor, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Township of Ocean, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available in Lots 11A, 12 and 23. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of the Township of Ocean. Wilson Auditorium, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long BranchMONMOUTH COUNTY FREEHOLDER CANDIDATE FORUM, Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters. Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, ManalapanThis article was first published in the Oct.5-12, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.center_img HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP Township CommitteeFull Term – Vote for TwoGregory Buontempo (R)Rocco F. Pascucci (R)Larry Luttrell (D)Barbara Singer (D)LITTLE SILVER BOROUGHBorough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoDane S. Mihlon (R)Michael E. Holzapfel (R)Christopher B. Healy (D)Matthew Cohen (D)MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP Township CommitteeFull Term – Vote for TwoStephanie C. Murray (R)Tony Fiore (R)William E. Hutton (D)Tricia Maguire (D)OCEANPORT BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoRichard A. Gallo, Jr. (R)Robert F. Proto (R)Theresa A. Falcone (D)James A. Rimalover (D)Borough CouncilTwo Year Unexpired Term – Vote for OneStephen Solan (R)Marie A. Rimalover (D)Borough CouncilOne Year Unexpired Term – Vote for OneWilliam Deerin (R)No nomination made (D)RED BANK BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoLinda Diane Schwabenbauer (R)Dana McArthur (R)Edward Zipprich (D)Michael K. Ballard (D)last_img read more