The war game: Syracuse-Colgate was once a fierce rivalry of scalping, kidnapping, fly-overs

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ All it took was a pact, and then nothing more than a verbal agreement, to try and stop the insanity of it all. It became too dangerous, too raucous. The store owners grew tired of having to board up the windows, and the Syracuse hotels no longer wanted to have to move furniture out of the lobby to avoid having it destroyed. All this trouble for a football game between Syracuse and Colgate. The memories will rush back into the minds of alumni who were once a part of the storied past Syracuse-Colgate rivalry weekends, when those weekends were at their peak. Alumni will remember the pep rallies, the poster contests, the — fairly — innocent kidnappings of students, the scalping, and maybe even the games, themselves. ‘There were huge displays outside the fraternities and sororities,’ said former Colgate player, coach and athletic director Fred Dunlap. ‘They all always said, ‘Beat Colgate,’ and the game always had a sell-out crowd.’ These were just a part of the unending, all-encompassing events of those long-forgotten weekends that have lost their excitement and draw.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text When Colgate and its following arrive in Syracuse on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ESPN3), the excitement will be minimal. There’s no reason for there to be much, anyway. A Big East team in Syracuse meets a Football Championship Subdivision team in Colgate. ‘It was a David and Goliath type of situation,’ Dunlap said. Sort of like it is now. The 2010 Orange had an opening on its schedule for months. It couldn’t find an FBS school to fill the gap. As it turned out, SU didn’t have to look too far. Colgate was more than willing to fill the void for the first time since 1987. ‘Some time last spring, we were approached, as they were looking for a game to fill out their 12-game schedule,’ Colgate athletic director David Roach said. ‘I thought it would be a neat experience to play Syracuse this year.’ For both schools, the game seemed beneficial. But bringing back a longtime rivalry isn’t the only reason Roach saw this game as one he wanted to add to Colgate’s schedule. With the Patriot League debating whether or not to offer scholarships or only need-based financial aid, Roach said playing against a higher-division team like SU would show what Colgate’s schedule could look like if the Patriot League offers scholarships. ‘If we’re going to go with scholarships,’ Roach said, ‘we’d want to play a (FBS) school every year. We wanted to show that this could happen.’ The two schools came to an agreement last April to fill out each other’s schedule with a game against each other Saturday. That started the rebirth of the rivalry that has since lost its glory and excitement. Colgate is looked at as the underdog against Syracuse. But that wasn’t always the case. The mere appearance of the game on Colgate’s schedule benefited Dunlap’s ability to haul in players, back in the days of SU’s Archbold Stadium. ‘I used to use it as a recruiting tool,’ Dunlap said. ‘The fact that we played Syracuse meant that kids who wouldn’t get a chance to play somewhere else would come here.’ Overall, Colgate and Syracuse have played 65 times. Due to the glory days of Raiders football in the years preceding Dunlap’s arrival in 1976, Colgate leads the all-time series 31-29-5. And the series between the two teams continuously shifted between who dominated who. Over the first 20 games the Orangemen and Raiders met, Colgate went 13-5-2. From 1925 to 1937, the Raiders took 11 more games from the Orangemen. But starting in 1951, Syracuse began to take control of the series. Eventually, it became too much for Colgate — and the towns of Hamilton, N.Y., and Syracuse — to bear, and the series was cancelled for 20 years. But before the cancellation, SU expected to defeat the Raiders every year. ‘You seemed somewhat successful if you beat Colgate,’ said former Orangemen Richard Beyer. ‘You started out the season looking to the second-to-last game on the schedule to beat Colgate.’ The 1961 game was so one-sided, Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder sent 53 players into the game. When it was over, the lopsided defeat forced Colgate to shut the door on the longtime rivalry. The excitement had gone away. Continuing to keep the series alive for the purpose of maintaining the rivalry weekend just wasn’t worth it. But for years, this was as intense a rivalry as any. The game, itself, was just one part of a long and sometimes dangerous weekend for students on both sides. ‘It was fans, players, townspeople,’ Dunlap said. ‘People left in a mass exodus from Hamilton to head to Syracuse.’ The streets of Syracuse would be filled with students and fans celebrating the arrival of the biggest game of the year. If stores and hotels didn’t protect themselves from the overflowing crowds in the streets, there was no telling how much damage could have been caused. Dominated by nothing but school spirit, the rivalry weekend, filled with events and contests, put the Syracuse and Colgate campuses on football lockdown. ‘My fraternity always wanted to go down to Colgate’s chapter to take something from their house,’ Beyer said. ‘They always wanted our Saltine Warrior.’ The week leading up to the game left no student safe. Groups from both schools would drive to the rival school and find an unsuspecting student to kidnap and scalp. Once returned to their respective school, they would have an ‘S’ or a ‘C’ on the back of their heads. Syracuse students once tried to kidnap the entire Colgate band and take them to Thornden Park to scalp every member. The plan was unsuccessful, but it only showed the extremes these schools went to for the purpose of proving superiority over their rival. In 1958, three SU students rented a plane to fly over Colgate to litter the campus with pamphlets that announced Syracuse as the better team and to pour orange dye into Colgate’s Taylor Lake. Out of revenge, Colgate students retaliated by having a plane drop red paint onto Archbold Stadium. Eventually, it all had to simmer. A compromise in a neutral location was needed between the two warring parties. In 1949, student representatives from both schools met in Cazenovia, N.Y., the midpoint between Syracuse and Colgate. A pact was signed that outlawed vandalism and set up specific rules and times during which pranks could take place. The following year, a verbal agreement of mutual respect replaced the terms of the pact. Still, the agreement was often disobeyed. At least until the late 1950s, when the Orangemen overtook the rivalry to the point where the game became boring. The weekend was no longer fun, as Colgate couldn’t compete with the football powerhouse Syracuse became. The last time they played for a while was in 1961, when eventual Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis and the Orangemen handed the Raiders a 51-8 loss. Davis got the ball just once and threw his first touchdown pass of his career on a pitch to John Mackey for a 74-yard touchdown. Not even a two decade-plus hiatus of the rivalry could give Colgate a chance. ‘When I was there, it wasn’t much of a rivalry,’ former Colgate running back Kenny Gamble said. ‘With a lot of our fans, it was more hype than anything that we did.’ Gamble played in the game when the Orangemen and Raiders last met during the 1987 season. It was a mere reincarnation of the 1961 game, except with another Syracuse Heisman-hopeful. Syracuse rolled over Colgate 52-6 behind a strong start by quarterback Don McPherson, who led the Orangemen to an 11-0-1 season. ‘They really handled us physically. They were better than us in every aspect,’ Gamble said. ‘We kept it fairly close for a quarter.’ Twenty three years later, the rivalry hasn’t been reborn, only rekindled. The memories are there for those who witnessed the former boisterous weekends when the games triggered the truest — and sometimes harshest — feelings of school pride. But they remain unknown for those who were never a part of them. A part of the insanity. The boarded-up windows. The empty hotel foyers. The kidnappings. The scalping. The exoduses. The warring frats. The orange lakes. The red Syracuse grass. The flyovers. The treaties. But before the treaties, there were the wars. There was the war. On and off the field. Maybe the greatest war between colleges the state has ever seen. The greatest New York college football rivalry. For now, Colgate is the winner of the war, with two more wins than Syracuse. But starting Saturday, the big bully, Syracuse, will start its latest attempt to win the war outright. Even if it is now one solely waged on the Carrier Dome turf. Even if the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center and the Genesee Grande Hotel won’t have to clear their lobbies. Said Dunlap: ‘It was big time.’ [email protected] Commentscenter_img Published on September 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

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Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with 5-year deal

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Detroit acquired Blake Griffin in a blockbuster trade this past season and that wasn’t enough to push Detroit into the playoffs. An injury to point guard Reggie Jackson derailed what looked like a promising season. If healthy, the Pistons do potentially have an intriguing nucleus with Griffin, Jackson and Andre Drummond.“In our meetings he displayed great insight into what this roster can accomplish, and great passion about our city and the team’s role in bringing people together,” Gores said. “He’s an outstanding man with impressive character. He embodies our culture and will be a great representative for our franchise.”The 61-year-old Casey is getting his third shot to lead an NBA team.He coached the Minnesota Timberwolves for a little more than one season, going 53-69. He also has experience in the league as an assistant with Dallas and Seattle.Casey, who is from Morganfield, Kentucky, played for the Wildcats and helped them win the 1978 NCAA title and began his coaching career the next year as a graduate assistant under Joe B. Hall. He later back to campus to work as an assistant for Eddie Sutton. He has five years of coaching experience in Japan and has spent time around the game in Europe.Under Casey, the Raptors won four Atlantic Division titles and advanced to the playoffs in five consecutive seasons. But Toronto couldn’t get past Cleveland, losing to LeBron James and the Cavs in each of the past three playoffs, getting swept this year and last year.Detroit moved into a new downtown arena last season, but with the exception of some brief success after trading for Griffin, the team didn’t create much buzz. The Pistons are still looking to hire someone to head basketball operation. They did bring in Ed Stefanski as a senior executive.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey gestures during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Two people familiar with the situation say the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a five-year contract with coach Dwane Casey. The people spoke Monday morning, June 11, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)DETROIT — Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.In Detroit, it would be an accomplishment if Casey can simply get the Pistons into the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Strong finish In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Pistons hired the NBA coach of the year finalist Monday, hoping he can help the three-time NBA championship franchise regularly reach the postseason and eventually compete again for titles.“Dwane is one of the most successful and highly respected coaches in our league,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said. “He’s a great communicator and a leader who will connect with our players and accelerate their growth. Having spent many hours with Dwane over the last few weeks, I’m confident he is the right person to get us to the next level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA month after being fired by the Raptors , Casey agreed to a five-year deal to become head coach of the Pistons, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move, which was first reported by ESPN.Casey led Toronto to a team-record 59 wins this year and helped the franchise earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time, a performance that won him coach of the year honors from his peers at the National Basketball Coaches Association. He had one year remaining on a three-year, $18 million dollar extension when he was fired shortly after Toronto was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was 320-238 in seven seasons and is Toronto’s winningest coach. The Pistons said Casey has already started work, including meetings with players, and will be introduced at a news conference next week.Detroit had been looking for a coach for more than month since firing Stan Van Gundy , who was also its president of basketball operations. Michigan coach John Beilein was a finalist for the job before withdrawing his name from consideration last week and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka also was a candidate.“I’m confident that this team has the pieces in place to compete at a very high level,” Casey said. “There is a lot of talent, a solid core and some exciting young players eager to get better. We’re getting to work right away on the things that will make us all successful.”Casey certainly has work to do.The Pistons have made the playoffs only once in nine years after advancing at least to the Eastern Conference finals six straight years, winning the 2004 NBA title and falling a victory short of repeating as champions in 2005. They do not appear to have much flexibility to make significant changes this offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Are they also politicking our peace?

first_imgThe thinking part of this country knows that the peace roadmap is just another architecture housing our emptiness.Each day this emptiness is widened by their long conferences, talk-show discourses, and white papers that continue to deceitfully fill our gaps.My heart battles with a biting question a “comrade”once asked saying “Is war, violence, or bad-mouthing advocacy the sourceof political riches? This question reveals to me the injustice of Liberatorsand former vulnerables living in style while the downtrodden continue their circle in themargins. How often we are self-deceived by the very principles we onceopposed.  What then is the definition of our country’s future when our peaceis hanging on the fragility of sored-hearts whose destinies are out of“The house’s debates” and national conferences. Nearly one decade has seen this countrystill battling with perspectives clashes on what reconciliation would work. Different answerswith multi-syllable jargons that simply leave us with migraine headache are offshorebut none is chosen yet! My seventh grade niece’s mathematics teacher says reconciliationmeans there is a missing equation between two things that ought to be in the samebalance. If two things are the object of this country’s peace then why are we theonly ones being seen as obstacles. If there is a chasm thatneeds to be closed, then where is the second party? If there is a heartthat needs to be healed, then where is the breaker. If there is a sin thatneeds to be forgiven, then where is the repented brethren? And if thereis a crime that needs to be forgiven, where is the criminal? Or are theypoliticking our peace? Religious and legal wisdom suggest that while the burdenof forgiveness is with the victim, the task of resolution weighs on the doer.What wisdom do the peace architects’ strategic objectives, indicators, logical frame work,and constructed milestones suggest too?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Steve Kerr endorses Beto O’Rourke for president following his Senate loss

first_imgU.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke may have narrowly lost his U.S. Senate race to incumbent Ted Cruz Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean his political star has fallen.Steve Kerr during the U.S. Open Trophy visit with Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors at the Warrior’s practice facility in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (Copyright USGA/Andy Kuno)During the race, the charismatic Democrat won the attention of the nation and the hopes of progressive-leaning entertainment and sports celebrities, …last_img

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“Confessions of a Caregiver” with Nikki Stephens

first_imgCheck out our newest blog series, ‘Confessions of a Caregiver,’ coming out this Friday, March 10, featuring military caregiver, Nikki Stephens. Nikki is a dual caregiver to her husband, Marine Corps Veteran, John, and her son, Kealan, who has special healthcare needs. She will be providing monthly blog posts on her caregiver journey and the everyday challenges that come with life after the military. Watch and listen below as Nikki shares a little of her background and introduces the series. Be on the lookout this Friday for Nikki’s first post by going to: Nikki Stephens, “The Dual Caregiver”‘Confessions of a Caregiver’ blog series spotlights family caregivers who are working to care for their wounded warriors and/or families with special healthcare needs. Their inspiring stories and strength in overcoming adversities is a true testament to the nature of the military caregiving community.If you are a military caregiver and would like to share your story, please contact [email protected]last_img read more

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Upcoming Webinar: TRICARE Reforms in 2018

first_imgPresenter:Mark A. EllisSenior Health Program Policy AnalystTRICARE Health Plan, TRICARE Policy and Benefits OfficeDefense Health AgencyContinuing Education Credit Available!The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will apply for 1.0 continuing education (CE) credit from UT School of Social Work for credentialed and licensed professionals. Additionally, Certificates of completion will be available for participants interested in receiving training hours.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join this event, simply click on TRICARE Reforms in 2018. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system, but is open to the public.If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on March 16, 2018. Please join MFLN Military Caregiving Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, for our free webinar entitled ‘TRICARE Reforms in 2018.’This webinar will summarize significant reforms to TRICARE, the Department of Defense health plan for military members and their family members, that have occurred as of January 1, 2018 and will occur during 2018.Learning Objectives:Identify what the Military Health System is and the mission and goals of the Defense Health Agency (DHA).Understand the new TRICARE Select health plan.Understand TRICARE enrollment reforms.Understand upcoming TRICARE benefit and coverage reforms.last_img read more

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Pampanga edges Bulacan to enter NBTC Division II semis

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director The other semifinals game will pit Lyceum-Cavite against Italy.Lyceum-Cavite got its semifinals ticket after lambasting Tagum, 93-61, while Italy edged Legazpi, 83-75, in their matchup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Metta World Peace wants to see ‘proud Filipino’ son Jeron play for Gilas Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—Pampanga survived a tough struggle against Bulacan, 82-74, in the Division II Fantastic Eight of the 2019 NBTC National Finals Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Jiam Quiambao led the Kapampangan’s three-pronged attack with 34 points with 13 rebounds while Jacob Delfino added 18 points while coming away with three steals.Jolo Manansala also finished with a double-double for Pampanga with 15 points and 11 boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWaiting for Pampanga in the semifinals is General Santos after beating Dumaguete 79-70.John Bravo led the way for the Bulakeños with 25 points and 20 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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NDP government would apply UNDRIP invest 18 billion in First Nation education

first_imgAPTN National NewsENOCH, Alta.—An NDP government would invest $1.8 billion new dollars for First Nations education and ensure all federal government decision respect treaty rights, inherent rights and the principles in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the party’s leader Thomas Mulcair said Wednesday.Mulcair unveiled his party’s Indigenous issues platform at the River Cree Resort in Enoch, Alta., during an Assembly of First Nations open forum on First Nation issues.The NDP is the only party with a full platform on promises for Indigenous communities and people.The party released its northern platform Tuesday which promises to add 50 communities to the Nutrition North program, which aims to reduce the cost of health foods in Northern communities. The party is putting $32 million toward the program.The AFN invited all party leaders to the forum, but only Mulcair showed up. The Liberals sent their Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett.The NDP, which is currently trailing behind the Conservatives and Liberals in recent polls, said it would invest $1.8 billion into First Nations education over the next four years and $8.4 billion over the eight years as a result of an annual escalator.An NDP government would create a cabinet committee, chaired by the prime minister, to focus specifically on First Nation issues to ensure all government decision respect treaty rights, inherent rights and UNDRIP principles.The party re-announced its commitment to hold a public inquiry into the high number of murdered and missing Indigenous women within its first 100 days in power. The NDP is putting $50 million toward holding the inquiry.The NDP is promising $68 million to revitalize Indigenous languages and $8 million for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation which will hold Indian residential school documents and survivor testimonies gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.The party is promising to remove the two per cent funding cap on social transfers to First Nations  along with investing $375 million in new dollars targeting housing, schools and clean water over four years. The NDP is also aiming to strike a housing agreement with First Nations that could see it draw from the $2.7 billion fund the party would create for affordable housing.Infrastructure on reserves could also see a $96 million in funding over four years and $800 million over 20 years.The NDP would put $5 million a year for a suicide prevention strategy as part of a $100 million mental health innovation fund for children and youth. It will also put $20 million toward a national diabetes [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

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