Flemming finally gets best, last chance as Syracuse receiver

first_img Published on September 9, 2014 at 12:06 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Adrian Flemming is used to waiting his turn.As a starter for Broad Run (Virginia) High School, Flemming was a prized wide receiver on a team that hardly utilized him. The Spartans had a run-first offense, rushing for more than 3,000 yards per season.“For a kid to have his power and his ability and be so happy just blocking and waiting his turn and never asking for the ball,” said Michael Burnett, his high school coach, “he’s just one of those special, selfless kids.”Five years later, Flemming’s turn has finally come. After two years of riding the bench for Syracuse and two more recovering from season-ending injuries, Flemming has come into the 2014 season atop the wide receivers on the depth chart. The past two years helped Flemming improve as a leader off the field. Now, for the first time in his Syracuse career, he’s getting a chance to show what he can do on it.Flemming entered last year with the same starting aspirations that he has now. In his first game against Penn State, he had two catches for 18 yards. But after making a catch in practice the following week, he came down hard on his right foot, and the optimism of a breakout senior season was dashed by a fractured metatarsal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s definitely been a struggle for me. Ups and downs,” Flemming said. “I’m always looking ahead to the future, I’m trying to have a better future.”The downs have outweighed the ups for Flemming throughout his college football career. But up until his injury last year, there was always a guarantee of more football. After he fractured his jaw during his sophomore year of high school — an injury that needed an emergency trip to the hospital and required him to wear a metal plate — he knew there was more football.After a high ankle sprain cut his junior season short after five games, he knew he’d come back.But following his foot injury in 2013, Flemming didn’t know if he’d even get a medical redshirt for the 2013 season. And when he finally did in February, he had to decide if it was worth it to keep playing. A degree would be waiting for him in May regardless. He had to decide whether his long, yet unfortunate college football career would have one more season in it.“It was an opportunity,” said Sarah Gautier, his mom, of Flemming coming back for a fifth year. “And he talked to me about it and he said, ‘Mom, they offered me a spot to come back.’ We were just very excited.”But the process to making that last year a reality was a long one. He had surgery the week after the injury and was completely immobile for the month following it. By the time his team was taking the field in the Texas Bowl, he had only just begun running. Every day this summer, fellow wide receiver Ashton Broyld said he remembered always seeing Flemming getting worked on in the trainers room.His main focus was being able to last in his second chance at a senior season.Now that he’s been through his injuries, Flemming said they have forced him to take better care of his body, putting his position as a leader on the team in perspective.When other players were injured, Gautier said, Flemming would take them aside and give them pep talks. When the team would lose, he’d take responsibility of keeping the team upbeat.“When the team would lose the game, he would be like, ‘We can go back and get this done,’” Gautier said. “‘It’s just a game, we lost it, let’s keep going.’ He’s that go-getter, we can do it, we can do it.”In his first game back against Villanova on Aug. 29, Flemming made a jumping 12-yard catch on a 3rd-and-11 during the third quarter from Austin Wilson.It was his first catch in more than a year and the emotions that came with it were well overdue.“It’s a good feeling,” Flemming said. “I feel like I should have been that guy last year. But things happen.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

White still top running back

first_imgThree years ago a freshman came to Madison and took Camp Randall by storm by putting up a 1,000-yard season to go with 14 touchdowns. Badger fans were anointing him the next great Wisconsin tailback. And then, just like that, James White seemed to be put on the back burner.Now in his farewell tour with the Badgers, White is proving that he is the great running back people once thought he was going to be.No one can blame White for getting lost in the shuffle of Wisconsin’s tailbacks — if 1,500-plus rushing yards and 19 touchdowns through two seasons qualify as a letdown. It is no secret that the backfield at Camp Randall is a timeshare and not an all-inclusive stay and with the likes of John Clay and Monte Ball as running mates, it’s no wonder White could not live up to expectations in his sophomore and junior campaigns.This season though, with Ball out of the picture, was seen as White’s time to shine. And then the Melvin-mania began.With fewer snaps and carries, Melvin Gordon burst onto the scene rushing for more yards and touchdowns than White through Wisconsin’s first seven games.Gordon’s name began to pop up on Heisman watch lists and MGIII was all anyone cared to talk about when it came to the Badgers’ offense. Once again, it seemed as though White was an afterthought in his final season at Wisconsin.White stayed the course, deflecting questions from the media about a shrinking role and being overshadowed by Gordon, chipping away at what was given.Now after compiling 345 all-purpose yards along with five touchdowns in Wisconsin’s last two games — while Gordon has gained just 148 yards and no touchdowns during that time — White has thrust himself back into the conversation.It seems like just yesterday people were calling for Gordon to get more carries while White would be phased out of the offense, but Andersen, the coaching staff and White himself continued to believe in his contributions to the team and it is paying off big time as Gordon has hit somewhat of a slump in the last two games, while White has picked up the slack.With all of the hoopla surrounding the great campaign Gordon is having this season, White’s performances seem to have gone under the radar, as the senior is well on his way to bookending his career at Wisconsin with 1,000-yard rushing seasons.White deserves credit for what he has done this season along with his entire career at Wisconsin. The senior out of Florida has put together an unbelievable four years while having to battle for snaps, yet White never felt entitled after his Big Ten Freshman of the Year campaign.White has continued to put the team first, taking the time that has been given to him by coaches and even more amazingly, he has continued to produce, as he is the active leader in career touchdowns in the FBS with 46.It’s hard to believe that anyone that leads the entire Division I college football world in touchdowns wouldn’t be considered the outright best weapon on that team. Part of that is due to Gordon’s athletic ability, but White’s contributions to the Wisconsin offense do go somewhat underappreciated by the fans.White has proved to be an invaluable asset to the Badger running game as he is capable of running between the tackles, out wide and maybe most importantly he excels at catching balls out of the backfield, something Gordon has yet to add to his game with only one catch on the season.Although White has not put up the monster numbers that Montee Ball has, it’s hard to argue that White has been one of the most valuable backs to come to Wisconsin in some time. His ability to change pace and catch the ball, yet still be an every down back, provides the versatility to coaches to plug him in wherever they need the help the most. Whether it be a big block in pass protection or a tough couple of yards up the middle, White almost always comes up with a positive result.For a college running back to run for 1,000 yards his freshman season and still be with the program and relevant three years later is almost unheard of. So while White may not have broke records or put up monster seasons like some of his backfield mates, he has lived up the billing of a great Wisconsin running back. And that’s not something that is easily done.Spencer is a 5th-year senior majoring in journalism. Do you think White still has it three years after his freshman campaign? Let him know at ssmith@badgerherald.com or on @sj_smith23.last_img read more

St Michael continue their unbeaten run

first_imgSt Michael’s FC continue their unbeaten run this season.They won their 14th game on the trot yesterday against Clodiagh Rangers in the FAI Junior Cup.They’re out again on Sunday against BT Harps in the fourth round of the competition at home. Photo © Pixabay Saints Manager James Chalky Walsh says it’s been a good start to the season…last_img

Chiefs to prohibit Native American imagery at Arrowhead

first_img The Kansas City Chiefs will prohibit the wearing of Native American headdresses, face paint and clothing at Arrowhead Stadium.They also are discussing the future of the iconic tomahawk chop as they address what many consider racist imagery associated with their franchise.The team said in a statement Thursday that the changes came after conversations with national organizations that work closely on issues that affect Native Americans. They also come on the heels of the NFL team in Washington choosing to drop Redskins as its nickname after a long and often contentious dialogue with fans and the public.“In 2014, we began a dialogue with a group of local leaders form diverse American Indian backgrounds and experiences,” the team said in its statement. “As an organization, our goal was a better understanding of issues facing American Indian communities in our region and explore opportunities to raise awareness of American Indian cultures and celebrate the rich traditions of tribes with a historic connection to the Kansas City area.”In response to that initial collaboration, the Chiefs began celebrating American Indian Heritage Month by inviting elders to a game each year, and having them do a ceremonial “Blessing of the Drum and the Four Directions of Arrowhead Stadium.”Those discussions also led to the Chiefs discouraging the wearing of ceremonial headdresses and face paint, though they were still seen throughout Arrowhead Stadium on game days. Now, those fans wearing often elaborate headdresses and face paint will be stopped at the gate and prohibited from entering the facility.The Chiefs also said they are “engaged in a thorough review process of the Arrowhead Chop,” which is also used by fans of the Florida State Seminoles, Atlanta Braves and other sports teams. The team also hopes to shift the focus of the war drum that is pounded at the start of games to “something that symbolizes the heartbeat of the stadium.”“We are exploring all options for a modified engagement moment from the Drum Deck that maintains a unifying effect between our fans and our players but better represents the spiritual significance of the drum,” the team said.The Chiefs, who are named after former Mayor Harold Roe “Chief” Bartle, have made other changes throughout the years to distance themselves from Native American imagery. The pinto horse named Warpaint that rides onto the field was originally ridden by a man in full Native American headdress, but for years has been ridden by a cheerleader instead.Despite the changes, there have continued to be occasional demonstrations, protests and public outcry at Chiefs games at home and on the road. Native Americans sought to have the Arizona Cardinals bar face paint when the Chiefs visited several years ago, and protests took place in Minnesota in 2015 before a game against the Vikings.Officials and students at nearby Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, asked the Chiefs to ban behavior that invokes stereotypes amid their 2016 playoff run. And when the franchise won its first Super Bowl in 50 years in February, it once again put the subject of tradition versus racism at the forefront of the national consciousness.The team did not address its nickname, its logo of “KC” inside an arrowhead, or the name of Arrowhead Stadium itself in its statement Thursday. But it did say that it was exploring the creation of a formalized education program, and it promised to continue discussions with Native American groups moving forward.“We are grateful for the meaningful conversations we have had with all of these American Indian leaders,” the team said. “It is important we continue the dialogue on these significant topics and we look forward to continuing to work together.”Image credits: AP Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News LIVE TVcenter_img Last Updated: 21st August, 2020 09:30 IST Chiefs To Prohibit Native American Imagery At Arrowhead The Kansas City Chiefs will prohibit the wearing of Native American headdresses, face paint and clothing at Arrowhead Stadium First Published: 21st August, 2020 09:30 IST COMMENT WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Zack Greinke goes 8 strong innings, Dodgers beat Rockies to take NL West lead

first_imgDENVER >> Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game.Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and L.A. beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday night.Uribe finished with three of the Dodgers’ six hits. The Dodgers moved into first place in the NL West, a half-game ahead of San Francisco, which lost to St. Louis on Thursday.“It feels good where we’re at, and it’s where we want to be,” manager Don Mattingly said. But the Rockies rallied in the eighth. Charlie Blackmon led off with a single and one out later Morneau tripled to right-center to tie the game 2-2. Tulowitzki, who entered the game hitting a major league-best .351, came to the plate with a chance to put Colorado ahead.Mattingly came out to talk strategy, and walking Tulowitzki wasn’t considered.“We wanted to get after him,” Mattingly said. “Not to give in, pitch him tough.”Greinke started with a 93 mph fastball for a strike, and after Tulowitzki looked at two balls he popped out to shallow left field.“It wasn’t really the plan. I was trying to get a soft grounder,” Greinke said. “It worked, but it wasn’t how we drew it up.”After an intentional walk to Corey Dickerson, Greinke struck out Nolan Arenado with a high fastball. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Greinke (11-4) got the win despite giving up the lead in the eighth inning. His teammates rallied in the ninth off reliever LaTroy Hawkins to help Greinke tie for the major league lead in victories.“Anytime you can give up two runs at this park is special,” first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said.Kenley Jansen worked the bottom of the inning to get his NL best 26th save in 29 chances.Justin Morneau and DJ LeMahieu had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who have lost four straight and 15 of 17 to move within a half-game of last place in the NL West.It looked like Greinke might go the distance. He needed just 82 pitches through seven innings.last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS run log: Nov. 2-7, 2015

first_img7-Nov2:42 AMMedical Trauma1000 block N. Jefferson 3-Nov1:45 PMGrass Fire300 block S. West Street 5-Nov6:06 PMTransfer to Wichita 4-Nov7:37 PMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin Wellington Fire and EMS Weekly Run Log Sumner Newscow report — The weekly run log for the Wellington Fire and EMS Department for Nov. 2-7, 2015  is as follows:  4-Nov2:00 PMMedical Emergency1800 block North B 3-Nov11:15 PMMedical EmergencyOxford Follow us on Twitter. 4-Nov3:24 AMInjury Accident70th Ave. & West 2-Nov7:39 PMSearch for lost child400 block Circle Drive 3-Nov1:38 AMTransfer to Wichita 4-Nov12:20 PMMedical Trauma700 block E. 7th 3-Nov11:01 AMTransfer to Wichitacenter_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 5-Nov3:14 PMTransfer to Wichita 6-Nov8:37 AMSmoke alarm700 block Northwestern 7-Nov12:40 PMMedical Trauma200th Street and Meridian 6-Nov6:40 PMInvestigate Odor1400 block Michigan 6-Nov1:15 PMGrass Fire100 block E. 15th Street South 6-Nov5:54 AMTransfer to Wichita 2-Nov12:37 AMTransfer to Wichita 7-Nov2:56 PMInvestigate BurningMill and A 4-Nov8:35 PMMedical Emergency800 block n. Woodlawn 2-Nov12:01 PMCarbon monoxide500 block Circle Drive 4-Nov11:12 AMMedical Emergency100 block Sunsetlast_img read more

Pence says he ‘never discussed’ Joe and Hunter Biden with Ukraine’s president

first_imgWAUKEE — Vice President Mike Pence told reporters during his trip to Iowa Wednesday that he has “no objection” to releasing transcripts of his own calls with Ukraine’s president.A whistleblower’s report about President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president is what sparked the impeachment inquiry underway in the U.S. House. Late Tuesday afternoon, the White House announced it would no longer cooperate with congressional investigators. Late this afternoon, Vice President Pence indicated he’s consulting with the White House counsel’s office about releasing records about his own conversations with Ukraine’s president.Pence told reporters he “never discussed the issue with the Bidens” with Ukraine’s president. According to Pence, internal White House discussions as well as contacts with Ukrainian officials that involved him or his staff were focused on “broader issues” of corruption in Ukraine and a lack of European support of Ukraine.Pence was asked if it was OK for President Trump to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival. Pence replied that he did not believe that’s what happened. When asked about his own public statements in 2016 that foreign governments cannot participate in the American political process, Pence said he stands by those remarks and, according to the vice president, that is why Trump “is so concerned about foreign interference in our elections.”Pence said the “plain reading” of the notes from Trump’s call with the Ukranian leader shows Trump “did nothing wrong.”Pence was in Iowa for an event promoting the USMCA and a private fundraiser for Republican Joni Ernst, who is seeking a second term in the U.S. Senate.last_img read more

Club support creates more players and more members

first_img1 Dec 2016 Club support creates more players and more members England Golf’s support for clubs, through its county and national networks, encouraged over 135,000 people to try the game and over 9000 to become club members in just six months. The figures are shown in the latest County Impact Report, which covers April-September 2016 and details the success of initiatives to grow the game and keep people playing. County Development Officers, working in partnership with county unions, associations, the Golf Foundation and the PGA, connected clubs with national campaigns and helped them to recruit and retain members and strengthen their business structure.  Clubs have been able to take advantage of the highly successful Business Growth Hubs; demand-led workshops; and support to help them understand their local market before making investment and marketing decisions. As a result, the number of people trying golf is up 47% on the same period last year and over 43,000 have taken coaching courses of at least four weeks. Meanwhile, there’s a growing commitment to regular play, shown by a 26% increase in new memberships, which include trial and introductory packages. England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink said: “Clubs are at the centre of everything we do and it’s very satisfying for our county teams to work with them to achieve these results. Now, we all look forward to building on these successes and helping clubs to become even stronger.” Campaigns include Get into golf, supported by Sky Sports, which received over 700,000 hits on its getintogolf.org website from people interested in beginner golf opportunities. Over 730 clubs have used the website to promote more than 13,000 activities and attract over 32,000 beginners. An increasing number of Get into golf beginners are joining clubs, with almost 5000 becoming members this summer, compared with nearly 4000 last year.  During the summer a number of new ventures were launched, including Golf Express, which promotes shorter formats and particularly 9-hole golf on the golfexpress9.org website. It encourages busy people to play more often, telling them that it’s ‘all the game in half the time.’ It was successfully trialled in Staffordshire, helping to retain current players and attract returners by offering a playing opportunity that fitted in with their lifestyle. June was dedicated to highlighting the ongoing golfing opportunities for women and girls under the banner of #ThisGirlsGolfs. Encouragingly, 40% of all those trying golf were female and clubs are successfully attracting them to women-only Get into golf sessions and into membership. July turned the spotlight on golf as a game for all the family. Clubs were encouraged to run open days and existing golfers invited their families to share their pleasure in the game.  These events helped to attract new visitors and members.  Marketing materials were available to clubs for both focus months, which will be repeated in 2017 as part of England Golf’s promotional calendar. Girls Golf Rocks – a project run jointly with the Golf Foundation – successfully attracted 600 girls in nine counties to try golf, helped by the promise from young ambassadors that it’s a fun and sociable game. Over 500 went on to take coaching courses and more than 200 have become club members. Next year, Girls Golf Rocks will be run in 15 counties. Click here to read the full County Impact Reportlast_img read more

Poor showing against New Zealand has seen Virat Kohli lose number 1 Test spot

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 9f81NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa8485Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ymivWould you ever consider trying this?😱7y4sCan your students do this? 🌚1c5mdRoller skating! Powered by Firework The New Zealand tour has turned sour for Team India. Along with it, the captain Virat Kohli is struggling to find his usual finesse, and the lacklustre batting from the ODI series is has carried over into the Test. Although known for one of the present pioneer batsmen of Test cricket, Kohli failed to make a mark in the first Test, scoring only 21 across both innings of the first Test against New Zealand. As a result, the ICC no.1 Test batsman has lost his top spot, dropping to second position.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPThanks to marvellous performance in the South Africa and Bangladesh test series last year, Virat Kohli soared to the top spot in the batting ranking list last December, toppling Steve Smith with 928 ratings. Now, the Aussie superstar with 911 ratings has gone back to top of the ranking list, as Kohli’s ratings are down to 906.Australia’s last Test was against New Zealand, where Smith scored a marvellous 214 in the first test, including two half centuries. This is the eighth time Smith has regained his no. 1 rank in the last five years.Advertisement The Indian batting squad failed massively to rack up a good total against the Kiwis in the test, and Kohli himself, managed to put up a score of 2 and 19 in both innings respectively. With scoring totals of just 165 and 191, the hosts snatched away an easy 10 wicket victory in the second innings, chucking India into their heaviest Test defeat under the captaincy of Kohli at the Basin Reserve cricket ground in Wellington.Following Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara has also lost two spots, and is down at 9th rank. The specialist Test batsman scored a total of 22 runs in the first Test.Advertisement However on the other hand, Mayank Agarwal has joined the top ten list, soaring up to no. 10 in the ranking, which is his career highest. The 29 year old put up an appreciable total of 92 across the two innings, along with a half century in the second one. With a rating of 727, Agarwal is one rank below Pujara.Ajinkya Rahane gone up to his previous rank at the no. 8 position. The 31 year old veteran middle order batsman scored 75 in the match.The second Test is to happen at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch this Saturday.Also read-World Cup winning Indian captain slams Virat Kohli for team selection in NZFormer Kiwi Craig McMillan reveals exactly why India got crushed by NZ in the first test Advertisementlast_img read more

Caio Henrique and Nicolás Schiappacasse move

first_imgSchiappacasse for its part will not continue in the Famalicao and It is very close to Peñarol. The Uruguayan had only participated in four games with the Portuguese team, a total of 90 minutes. The forward given by Atlético would continue his career under the orders of Diego Forlán, New coach of the historic Uruguayan club. Schiappacasse has failed to settle in any of his last assignments, after being last season half a year in Rayo Majadahonda (15 games and one goal) and the second half of the course at Parma Italian (3 goalless games). Last Sunday he turned 21. The exit operation of the Athletic It is waiting for the arrival of Cavani to accelerate. If the incorporation of a ‘9’ does not occur, no one will have to leave. As for the ceded, Caio Henrique He seems to count the hours to officially become a Guild player. The Brazilian side He has played until January in Fluminense and the club wanted to continue counting on himbut it has been the Guild who has convinced Atlético to win the 22-year-old in a new assignmentlast_img read more