Beat writers predict Syracuse to cruise by Toledo on Thanksgiving Eve

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (4-0) has used its defense to squash its opponents so far this season, and it will need to clamp down again on Wednesday in the Carrier Dome against Toledo (3-0) to keep the winning streak alive. The Rockets have not scored fewer than 72 points yet this season, granted those totals have come against teams graded 167th in Kenpom.com rankings or lower. Toledo doesn’t really shoot the 3-pointer (29.2 percent of its points have come from there this season, 204th in the nation) so it will take a gargantuan effort for the Rockets to fell the Orange.Here are our three beat writers’ thoughts on the game.Matthew Gutierrez (4-0)It ain’t rocket scienceSyracuse 67, Toledo 57It ain’t rocket science: Syracuse is the better team here. Kenpom.com gives the Orange an 85 percent chance to win Wednesday night. The Orange will pick up its fifth straight victory to start the season before the first true close game comes next week in Maryland. Wednesday, Orange fans shall enjoy an SU win on Thanksgiving Eve.Tomer Langer (4-0)Final tune-upSyracuse 74, Toledo 54AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange has faced fairly low-level opponents so far to start its season, something that’s not really uncommon. But, this Toledo matchup will be the last one for awhile in which Syracuse should be heavily favored. The next three games after this are home against Maryland, and two neutral-site games against Connecticut and Kansas. All three of those games will be solid barometers for where this SU team is at. The Toledo game shouldn’t be. The Orange cruises to its fifth straight victory in the Dome.Sam Fortier (4-0)Gobble gobbleSyracuse 70, Toledo 51In a Thanksgiving prelude, Syracuse will mash Toledo by feasting on its defense that ranks among the worst in the nation and stuffing its offense, as Syracuse has the highest block rate in the nation. There are no good puns about dinner rolls and cranberry sauce, and the game’s result is not in doubt, so let’s move on. Everyone (including Tomer and Guti) is looking ahead to the Orange’s juicy slate and those will all be real tests that should tell us a lot about this team. Comments Published on November 22, 2017 at 12:40 pmlast_img read more

TWO STUNNING DONEGAL SWIMMING SPOTS NAMED AMONG THE TEN BEST IN IRELAND

December 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFEATURES: Two stunning Donegal swimming spots have been named among the top ten in Ireland. Fort Dunree in Buncrana and Rougey Rocks were named in a list of the Top Ten swimming locations in Ireland. The swimming locations are in a new novel called At Swim: Book About the Sea, by Brendan Mac Evilly with Michael O’Reilly.The pair set off this time last year, and went on a tour of the Irish coast for their book, At Swim: A Book about the Sea, which lists the best places to swim around the country, and explores Ireland’s sea swimming culture.Rougey Rocks: Just north of Bundoran is a cliff walk to a pair of sea stacks. They lean out over a narrow, deep inlet, making perfect diving platforms. Generations of teenagers have gathered here in summer to test their nerve by jumping from ever-higher ledges.It’s also got one of the last remaining springboards in Ireland, most were pulled up by councils frightened of litigation. But here, the board appears to be safer than the sea stacks. Fort Dunree: The last place on our coastal odyssey is known more for its history than its swimming heritage. A small pier sits directly below an 18th-century fort in Lough Swilly.It’s where the Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell fled in 1607, where the French fleet carrying the revolutionary Wolfe Tone was intercepted and defeated by the British in 1798, and was the largest home of the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet in the first world war.But its swimming value is beyond doubt too. The pier is plenty deep for diving, with access to a narrow gully beneath the drawbridge and a pristine, horse-shoe beach on the opposite side of the fort.TWO STUNNING DONEGAL SWIMMING SPOTS NAMED AMONG THE TEN BEST IN IRELAND was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFeaturesFORT DUNREEnewsRougey RocksSpotsStunningSWIMMINGlast_img read more