Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Wake Forest

first_imgThe Wake Forest report: WFU started off its season 4-0, beating Tulane, Duke Delaware and Indiana. Most recently, the Demon Deacons lost to North Carolina State, 33-16, on the road.Starting quarterback Kendall Hinton is still recovering from a knee injury so the Orange is going to see John Wolford at quarterback again. Wolford threw for 373 on 43 attempts against SU last season. Starting freshman running back Cade Carney missed WFU’s last three games also with a knee injury, but Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson said he hopes Carney will play against SU. The last time Carney played, he gouged Duke for 108 yards and three touchdowns.WFU runs the ball for about as many yards as it throws it each game, but scores most of its touchdowns on the ground with a 10-to-3 rushing-to-passing touchdown ratio. Running back Matt Colburn will likely shoulder most of the load.Defensively, the Demon Deacons are led by Duke Ejiofor, who has the ninth-most sacks per game in the country (1.1) and eighth-most tackles for loss per game (1.8).  Wake Forest’s defensive weakness comes in the passing game where it ranks near the bottom of the ACC in yards allowed and in the bottom half of the country in passing efficiency defense.How Syracuse beats Wake Forest: If the weather cooperates enough. It won’t have to be a clear night, but heavy rain and wind will not equal success for Syracuse. There’s only so much Eric Dungey can do to “grip it and rip it” through a hurricane passing along the coast. A low-scoring game favors Wake Forest, considering Syracuse’s struggles to run the ball this season and Wake Forest’s relative success.Chase Guttman | Staff PhotographerStat to know: 64.7Wake Forest boasts a red zone defense that has held its opponents to under a 65 percent success rate. That ranks ninth in the country and is the only statistical category in which the team is slotted in the top 10 in the nation.Player to watch: Cade Carney, running backCade Carney was named the starting running back prior to the season as a true freshman. Though he only got seven carries for 21 yards in the season opener, he ripped up Duke in his second career game, including a 55-yard touchdown run. Syracuse doesn’t have the best rush defense and the weather could force this game to stay on the ground. If Carney is healthy, he’ll be key in Wake Forest’s attempts to dominate the running game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) heads on the road to face Wake Forest (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) at 7 p.m. on Saturday at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. SU is recovering from a 50-33 loss to Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium and the Demon Deacons are coming off their first loss of the season. Despite only winning three games in each of the last two years, WFU won its first four games of 2016.Here’s what you need to know about Wake Forest.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 4-1. The Orange has won the last four meetings.Last time they played: SU came back to beat the Demon Deacons, 31-17, in the Carrier Dome in Eric Dungey’s first career start. Dungey completed 8-of-13 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns. The then-freshman signal-caller went 4-of-6 for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. Syracuse’s defense snagged three interceptions and held Wake Forest scoreless in the final 30 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on October 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

No. 20 Syracuse drops first game in six contests, 3-2, to Clemson

first_imgNo. 20 Syracuse (7-4-4, 1-3-2 Atlantic Coast) ended its season-long six-game unbeaten streak as it lost to Clemson (6-8-1, 1-6), 3-2, on Tuesday night in South Carolina. The contest was a makeup game that was postponed due to Hurricane Florence. On a day in which SU received its highest ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll, it conceded three goals for the first time since Sept. 7 and granted a lower-tier ACC opponent its first conference victory. The loss all but secures the Orange’s standing as a low seed in the ACC tournament which begins next week. Syracuse has five points in conference play. The only team with less, Clemson, now has three.“We’ve been very good this year and we had a poor first 45 minutes,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “We were a little bit sloppy, we had a difficult call go against us for the penalty and I don’t think we responded great to that.” The Tigers strong first half ultimately decided the match. CU’s Tanner Dieterich converted a penalty kick in the 14th minute, the fourth such goal SU has allowed this season. The PK was awarded after Clemson peppered Syracuse’s backline with two consecutive corner kicks. After a foul call, Dieterich scored the Tigers’ first goal in two games. Syracuse didn’t register a shot in the ensuing 15 minutes, racking up four fouls. Less than five minutes after inserting defensive midfielder Djimon Johnson in the game for John-Austin Ricks, Clemson doubled its score. Robbie Robinson ripped a low shot from outside the box that bested Orange goalie Hendrik Hilpert. SU only mustered four shots in the first half. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange started the second half and quickly shifted momentum. Jonathan Hagman missed a shot wide and SU earned a corner kick in the 53rd minute. Hugo Delhommelle found defender Len Zeugner inside the six-yard box and halved the deficit. SU generated the next three shots, but never found twine. After junior transfer Severin Soerlie blasted a shot wide, Clemson’s Adrian Nunez finished a counter attack with his sixth goal of the year in the 80th. “Response second half was excellent,” McIntyre said. “…. Gave up a soft goal but came firing in the end.”Immediately, McIntyre subbed on three offensive-minded starters: Tajon Buchanan, Ryan Raposo and Hagman. Two minutes later, Raposo found Massimo Ferrin near the goal line to bring the Orange within one goal. Syracuse retained the pressure: Buchanan had a header saved. Ferrin missed high and a last-second corner kick was futile. The Tigers ended SU’s season a year ago in the first-round of the ACC tournament. In 2017, Clemson knocked out the Orange on penalties in the conference tournament. Tuesday night was a chance at payback, and perhaps more importantly, a chance to pick up a much-need ACC win. SU failed at both. “We weren’t at our best,” McIntyre said. “As a coach, I own that.”The Orange return home for its season-finale against Boston College (4-6-3, 2-5-0) on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Comments Published on October 23, 2018 at 9:48 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020 Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 Submit Share International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period.Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis.Of the rest, both badminton and volleyball saw two cases each reported, whilst there was one each in basketball, ice hockey, beach volleyball and esports.Amongst the Q1 report is an article for European football’s governing body Uefa, who work alongside a range of partners to protect the integrity of its games, which was enhanced via an information sharing memorandum of understanding, signed with ESSA earlier this year.Nicholas Raudenski, Uefa integrity officer, details that through his organisation’s policy to tackle match fixing, also encompassing varying degrees of disciplinary processes, the body outlines a four pillar approach including monitoring and investigations, education, legal framework and sanctions.Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General, said: “The publication of the interim report into integrity issues in tennis has understandably focused attention on that sport. “Tennis makes up over half of our alerts in the first quarter of 2018, but it is important to highlight that it is one of nine sports on which alerts were reported. “Therefore ESSA has continued the expansion of its information sharing partnerships throughout the first quarter.“This has seen important agreements concluded with the Rugby Football Union, International Cricket Council, State of Victoria Police, Portuguese gambling regulator and UEFA. “In addition, ESSA’s betting integrity officer was seconded to the IOC to help monitor the Winter Olympic Games. “This proved to be a resounding success and will hopefully pave the way for similar stakeholder engagement and integrity partnership working with other sports during their high-profile events.”last_img read more

The True Cost of Becoming an Academician in China?

first_imgFailed candidate. Zhang Shuguang stood trial on corruption charges in a Beijing court last week. Revelations of government corruption hardly raise eyebrows in China these days. But Zhang Shuguang’s exploits have managed to shock a jaded populace. The “father” of China’s high-speed rail system, standing trial on corruption charges in Beijing last week, testified that he solicited bribes from businessmen because he needed money—a whopping 23 million yuan (about $3.8 million)—to burnish his credentials and influence votes in the biannual elections for membership in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2007 and 2009. It turned out to be money ill spent, in more ways than one: Zhang failed to get elected not once, but twice.   Becoming a CAS academician, or yuanshi, is considered one of the highest honors for a scientist in China. But unlike academy memberships in many other countries, the yuanshi title bestows more than respect: It comes with a host of privileges as well. For example, academicians can keep their jobs as long they wish; everyone else in government service, from China’s president on down, face mandatory retirement. Academicians help set the nation’s science policy, influence funding decisions, and some of them control large sums of research money.The railway ministry, which was broken up in March during an ongoing government crackdown on corruption, wanted its very own academician. According to an investigative report published in December 2011 in the Chinese business newsmagazine Century Weekly, then-minister Liu Zhijun picked Zhang, a deputy chief engineer, to be the ministry’s nominated candidate for CAS membership in the 2007 elections. 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That year, the magazine detailed, Zhang, using a slush fund provided by the businessmen, cloistered 30 experts from mostly ministry-affiliated universities and research institutes in a hotel for 2 months, during which time they churned out three books on high-speed rail technology that were credited to Zhang. That burst of authorship didn’t quite put Zhang over the top in the elections: His bid failed by seven votes.Two years later, Zhang pursued CAS membership with a much larger war chest, according to his court testimony. He hired ghostwriters to produce more volumes on his behalf and invited voting-eligible CAS members on all-expenses-paid tours of the high-speed rail system, lavishing them with gifts, according to Century Weekly. Zhang nearly pulled it off that time: He fell one vote shy of election. A source tells ScienceInsider that Zhang’s membership might have succeeded if not for an impassioned speech by an influential academician who derided Zhang’s credentials just before the final round of voting. In court last week, official state media reported, Zhang pleaded guilty to taking bribes, almost half of which were for his CAS membership bids.Zhang’s admission has touched off a firestorm in China, where many commentators are questioning CAS members’ integrity and calling for curbs on the perks of being a yuanshi. The government’s Xinhua News Agency on 11 September ran an article demanding to know whom Zhang bribed. CAS issued a statement on the same day saying that it had not received any complaints against its members for bribe-taking, but vowed to investigate if complaints are lodged.Candidates like Zhang who have both money and power at their disposal are rare, says an expert on history of CAS membership who asked for anonymity because he’s involved in an effort to overhaul the yuanshi system. A more common problem, the source says, is lobbying by organizations on behalf of candidates. With Zhang’s case getting so much attention, CAS will be under immense pressure to hold squeaky clean elections this November. Xinhua last_img read more