Coleman makes big plays at both ends of floor in Syracuse’s win over Villanova

first_img Published on January 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu A quick glance at the box score and DaJuan Coleman only scored six points in 15 minutes of action. But the freshman center’s contributions in the paint came at crucial points during Syracuse’s 72-61 win over Villanova on Saturday.His first bucket of the second half, a strong move finished on the left side of the glass, gave SU a six-point lead with 13:09 left. His second came after the Wildcats closed to within one point, an emphatic slam off an up-and-under move that led to an ovation from the Carrier Dome crowd when he checked out 21 seconds later.“I thought DaJuan made a couple good plays,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We got him the ball in position and he made a couple good plays out there for us which I think was good.”Coleman was decisive underneath on his two scoring chances, a contrast to his hesitant play early in the season. And he also brought a physical presence in SU’s zone, leading Boeheim to say he was more “engaged “ on the defensive end. Coleman grabbed two rebounds and added a steal in his limited minutes.Coleman said he’s focused on making strong moves to the basket, especially as SU continues conference play against tough opponents. And he accomplished that Saturday with his strong play offensively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is Big East play, you ain’t going to get the fouls so just go strong to the basket,” Coleman said. “That’s what I did.”And when he wasn’t on the court, Coleman remained intent on the game watching from the bench.He was emotional running down the court after his first basket gave SU some breathing room. And he released more excitement heading to the bench with Syracuse still holding onto its three-point lead.Minutes later, after Trevor Cooney’s 3-pointer put the Orange up by 14 to seal the win, he was the first to jump off the bench.“I just try to bring energy and anything I can do to get the team pumped up” Coleman said. “Because when you get the team pumped up, everybody’s scoring everybody’s involved, the crowd’s involved and it kind of shifted our way so that’s what I tried to do.“That’s the player I’m trying to be.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Cubs affiliate deletes Colin Kaepernick tweet, apologizes for mocking Nike controversy

first_imgKaepernick, who was the first NFL player to protest by kneeling during the national anthem and speak out against police brutality and racial injustice, told the company that he and others consider the symbol to be offensive, according to The Wall Street Journal , ultimately leading to Nike recall the shoes that were set to go on sale this week. Nike released a statement saying, in part, “NIKE made the decision to halt distribution of the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July based on concerns that it could unintentionally offend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday.” New Nike statement regarding its decision to pull its Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July shoe – via @SaraEisen $NKE pic.twitter.com/5A5j34pruI— CNBC’s Closing Bell (@CNBCClosingBell) July 2, 2019The company started recalling the shoes after Kaepernick’s contact, but some had already been shipped to stores across the country. Nike’s move ignited another polarizing political firestorm. The tweet received more than 700 retweets and 2,000 likes in less than two hours before it was deleted, according to the  Knoxville News Sentinel . . @Cubs affiliate @smokiesbaseball might need some new interns soon. pic.twitter.com/4GVBMaLie9— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) July 4, 2019The Cubs affiliate later wrote on Twitter, in part: “(I)t was meant to be a light-hearted take on a current situation. We did not mean to offend anyone by it. If it did, we certainly apologize.” Regarding one of our recent tweets regarding @Kaepernick7 and our field design for tonight’s game, it was meant to be a light-hearted take on a current situation. We did not mean to offend anyone by it. If it did, we certainly apologize.— Tennessee Smokies (@smokiesbaseball) July 4, 2019The Smokies tweeted the images after Nike pulled an American flag-themed shoe that was designed for Independence Day and featured a flag with 13 white stars in a circle, representing the United States’ original 13 colonies. The sports apparel company recalled the shoes after Kaepernick expressed concern to Nike about the shoes’ “Betsy Ross flag” motif. The Associated Press , citing a person familiar with the conversation, reported Wednesday that Kaepernick explained to the company that “the flag recalls an era when black people were enslaved and that it has been appropriated by white nationalist groups.”  The Cubs’ Double-A affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies, issued an apology after deleting a tweet that called out former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and mocked Nike for the recent “Betsy Ross flag” shoe controversy.The Smokies’ shared four photos Wednesday on Twitter of the early version of the American flag etched into the dirt of their field with the caption: “Hey @Kaepernick7 after a lot of thought, we have decided it’s best to just do it. #America.” last_img read more