Family and friends of the graduates were also able to participate through a virtual message board. (WBNG) — On Saturday, SUNY Broome held a virtual graduation ceremony for 921 graduates in the Class of 2020. The ceremony focused on the unique circumstances that 2020 graduates face as they head into the work force. SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm underscored this point. Those graduates ranged in age from 17 to 65 across multiple degree platforms, each of which had its own segment of the ceremony. “This degree tells the world that you can focus your energy for a long period of time,” he said. “It tells the world that you’re prepared to work with others to reach important goals even during very challenging times.” If you’d like to view the ceremony, you can do so by clicking here.
Published on October 29, 2014 at 9:14 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse hosts North Carolina State at 3 p.m. Saturday, it’ll be a reunion of sorts for SU head coach Scott Shafer.Dave Doeren, the Wolfpack’s head coach, held the same title from 2011-12 at Northern Illinois, which is “near and dear” to Shafer’s heart. He was the defensive coordinator there 1996-2003. Doeren’s coaching staff at N.C. State includes a number of Shafer’s former coworkers and players.“I’ve got all the respect in the world for Dave,” Shafer said during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Wednesday morning. “So the familiar side of things, it’s like brothers playing brothers, to be honest with you.”The Wolfpack’s offensive coordinator is Matt Canada — who Shafer, as a graduate assistant at Indiana, hired to be a student assistant. He later coached with Shafer at NIU. Shafer interviewed Mike Uremovich, NCSU’s offensive line coach, to be a video coordinator at Northern Illinois. Clayton White, N.C. State’s safeties coach and co-special teams coordinator, was Shafer’s secondary coach at Western Michigan and Stanford.And Frisman Jackson, NCSU’s wide receivers coach, was personally recruited by Shafer to play at NIU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s a familiarity from not just our side, but his side,” Doeren said later in the ACC coaches’ teleconference. “(Shafer’s) a guy that I respect a lot — not just as a person, but professionally. The way he does his business and both of us being defensive coaches before we were head coaches.“We’ve had a lot of conversations about defensive football before we got to these schools.”Shafer was asked if he had any stories about Canada and said he’d be in trouble if he told all of them.“We were young kids back then,” Shafer said.The one story Shafer did share included Bill Mallory, then the head coach at Indiana, telling the graduate assistant to interview three students for a student assistant position and hire one of them.Canada was by far the best, Shafer said.And when Northern Illinois had an opening for an offensive position before the 1998 season, Shafer turned to then-head coach Joe Novak and said, “Hey, Matt Canada’s available. What do you think, give him a shot?” Without hesitation, Shafer said, Novak did.Shafer and Canada worked together with the Huskies for four seasons before going their separate ways in 2003 and facing each other a year later when Shafer the defensive coordinator at Illinois and Canada as Indiana’s quarterbacks coach.“He’s just a great coach, a great friend and one of my favorite people in the whole world,” Shafer said.Doeren and Shafer have a coaching history as well. The two faced each other when Shafer was Michigan’s defensive coordinator and Doeren held the same title at Wisconsin.Though Shafer and Doeren never coached together, there’s a sense of familiarity between the two, strengthened by the colleagues they have in common.“We have a lot of similarities in what we believe football can do for young men,” Shafer said of Doeren, “and I always felt like Dave and that staff, they have a high sense of integrity and character for the business and doing it the right way without shortcuts and all that.“I know he’ll have his team ready to play this Saturday.” Comments
Can Maurizio Sarri end Liverpool’s winning run? Maurizio Sarri’s side head into Wednesday’s fixture on something of a downer having dropped their first points of the campaign on Sunday, with the west London outfit unable to secure anything other than a 0-0 draw at West Ham.One of the big questions heading into the game is whether Sarri and Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, will rotate their line-ups and keep their strongest XIs fresh for Saturday’s Premier League clash. 2 Predicted line-up: Kepa; Zappacosta, Christensen, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley; Willian, Morata, Hazard Carabao Cup commentaries LIVE on talkSPORT Chelsea and Liverpool begin their double-header of fixtures on Wednesday night, with the Carabao Cup third round draw pitting the Premier League rivals against one another.The Blues travel to Anfield as they try to become the first team to prevent Liverpool from winning this season, before Stamford Bridge hosts the top-flight clash between the pair on Saturday. Manchester United vs Derby (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVEOxford United vs Manchester City (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVELiverpool vs Chelsea (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVETottenham vs Watford (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVE Getty Sarri proved throughout his time as Napoli boss that he is not overly keen on rotating his first-choice team, and Chelsea played PAOK in the Europa League last week with a much stronger XI than many expected; the likes of Kepa, Antonio Rudiger, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante all started in Greece. Rudiger is one player who will miss Wednesday’s clash through injury, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Pedro also stuck on the sidelines.The Italian is expected to stick to his guns on Wednesday despite Chelsea having two games in three days, and talkSPORT.com have taken a look at a potential Chelsea XI for the first of two clashes against Liverpool.You can see the team below… 2