The Great Outdoors Jam, to be hosted at the Maddox Ranch in Lakeland, FL this June 30 – July 3, has announced its first wave of artists spearheaded by Baltimore psychedelic funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Buffalo jam band Aqeuous and jamtronica stars Broccoli Samurai.Additional first wave artists include Come Back Alice, Holey Miss Moley, Aliver Hall, Displace, The Juanjamon Band, Copious Jones, Ajeva, Tweed, Russ Bowers Isn’t Dead Yet, Voodoo Visionary, Este Loves, Justino And The Difference, Boxcar Hollow, and Lucidea, with more artists announcements to come.Super Early Bird tickets will go on sale Monday, March 14 at the Great Outdoors Jam’s festival website page, found here.
Syracuse will face No. 3 Duke in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Durham, N.C., on Saturday.The game is a rematch of the Big City Classic on April 1, when Duke defeated Syracuse 12-10.The Orange (9-7) earned an automatic bid to the tournament after winning the Big East tournament championship on Saturday. SU struggled to a 7-7 record during the regular season that included just one win over a ranked opponent, then-No. 10 Princeton, and went into the postseason on the NCAA tournament bubble. But the Orange played arguably its two best games of the season to defeat Villanova, 15-6, and St. John’s, 12-4, in the conference tournament.Syracuse will be making its fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance.Duke (13-4) boasts an impressive resume with wins over top-10 opponents North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. The Blue Devils won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuke was rewarded with a home game at Koskinen Stadium at noon on Saturday against the Orange.Loyola (14-1) received the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament. Johns Hopkins, Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia, Massachusetts, and North Carolina round out the top eight seeds in the 16-team tournament. No. 6 UMass is the only undefeated team in the field.In each of the last four seasons, the Orange was a top-three seed and won two national championships in 2008 and 2009. But in Syracuse’s trips the last two years, the team was upset in the first round and quarterfinals, [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Comments
Syracuse (4-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) plays its second of two games in Brooklyn against Penn State (5-1) in the third-place game of the Barclays Center portion of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Syracuse star Elijah Hughes had a career-high 28 points against Oklahoma State, but it wasn’t enough as Joe Girard III and Buddy Boeheim combined for 2-for-14 shooting from 3-point range.Here’s what the beat writers predicted for the outcome of the game.Nick Alvarez (6-0)Pride rockedPenn State 81, Syracuse 70 I see this game going a lot like Syracuse’s matchup against Oklahoma State. The neutral site and 2-3 zone should keep it close in the first half, but Penn State is the better team and it’ll pull away eventually. Syracuse needs to shoot better and not collapse inside. Sitting in the Barclays Center on Wednesday night before SU’s game, one Penn State player in particular stood out: Mike Watkins. The center averages 11 points a contest and shoots an astounding 69%. He had one thundering dunk that was the highlight of the night against Ole Miss. Watkins is probably the reason Syracuse won’t mount a second-half comeback after the Nittany Lions take a lead on Friday. The Orange probably would’ve faired better against the Rebels, but now they’re looking at two nonconference losses in a New York arena akin to what happened last year in Madison Square Garden. Michael McCleary (5-1)The lion’s denPenn State 75, Syracuse 68AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse got unlucky with this one. Penn State was on its way to a blowout against Ole Miss Wednesday. Then…it wasn’t. The Nittany Lions lost after they led by 20 points at one point of the game. Penn State center Mike Watkins dunked everything he saw in the early part of the game, and Lamar Stevens dropped 22 points on the Rebels. Syracuse has a Lamar Stevens: His name is Elijah Hughes, who quietly (but only because of the separation in the score) had a career-high in points against Oklahoma State Wednesday. But Syracuse doesn’t have anyone like Watkins. Penn State gets the edge for its inside presence and wing-scoring combo.Josh Schafer (5-1)Back to the drawing board Penn State 72 Syracuse 65 The Orange haven’t proven themselves against Power 5 opponents yet this year, and it’s hard to believe they will have figured it out with only Thanksgiving Day separating them from a 15-point loss to Oklahoma State. Right now, the Orange aren’t shooting great right now, and until that changes, Syracuse doesn’t have enough other ways to create offense. The Nittany Lions have the 26th ranked adjusted defense per KenPom.com. Ole Miss was the first team that Penn State has allowed more than 70 points to and that came in a total second-half collapse. To keep pace with Penn State’s scoring that will come from a dominant big man in Mike Watkins, who’s playing in a place the Orange struggle to cover, Syracuse will need to outplay what both teams have put on film thus far. At this point in the season, it’s hard to predict that to happen. Comments Published on November 29, 2019 at 12:58 pm Facebook Twitter Google+