Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm Contact Ryne: firstname.lastname@example.org The Syracuse football team will hold its preseason camp at Fort Drum beginning Aug. 12, according to an SU athletics press release Sunday.Working with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, SU will implement elements of military training into its training camp. The Orange will conduct meetings in an army battalion headquarters, eat in an army dining facility and sleep in soldier barracks, according to the release. The team will also go through army physical training and small unit leadership seminars.“We appreciate the opportunity to incorporate the unique leadership and team building exercises into our program,” SU head coach Doug Marrone said in the release. “Our philosophy is to develop the person and then the athlete.“This environment will greatly aid in the growth of our young men and further our valuable relationship with Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division.”SU will finish its week of camp at Fort Drum with a scrimmage in front of the soldiers and their families Aug. 18.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Syracuse football and men’s basketball teams have visited Fort Drum in the past as part of the partnership between the athletic programs and military base, which has a population of more than 19,000 active military personnel, according to the release.“The Syracuse Orange football team coming to Fort Drum is another great example of the strong relationship between the New York communities and the 10th Mountain Division,” said Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, 10th Mountain Division commander. “This preseason camp will serve to strengthen the bond between us and the members of this great area.” Comments
Katie Chin | Daily TrojanTrojan spirit · Freshman Kayla Richardson and the USC track team finished their season last weekend at the NCAA Championships. The men’s team came in 20th at the end of the four-day meet in Eugene, Ore., and the women’s squad boosted itself to third place with a strong final day.The USC track team finished its NCAA Championships on Saturday, as the six-month season culminated in last week’s meet against the nation’s elite programs at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The men’s squad finished 20th overall and second among Pac-12 schools — behind only ninth-place host Oregon. The Trojans clinched a third overall finish on the women’s side, sliding in behind the champion Ducks and runner-up Georgia.The men kicked off the NCAA Championships on Wednesday, and USC scored six points to end the first day of the meet tied for 14th in a field of 78 teams. Redshirt juniors Eric Sloan and Nick Ponzio finished sixth in the long jump and shot put, respectively. Freshman Michael Norman punched a ticket to the 400m dash finals alongside redshirt sophomore Marquís Morris, who qualified for Friday’s 110m hurdles finals.USC’s women began their quest for a national title on Thursday, and the Trojans matched their male counterparts identically on the scoreboard, ending the day in 14th place with six points. Unlike the previous day, however, USC scored thanks to one third-place finish from redshirt senior Brittany Mann, and eight Trojans also advanced to Saturday’s event finals.Norman and Morris returned to action on Friday, as they looked to score points in the men’s event finals. Norman took home fourth in the 400m dash with a personal-best time of 44.88 seconds. The performance earned USC five points and also marked the fifth-fastest time ever run by a Trojan in the 400m final. Norman also improved on his program freshman record and earned a seventh-place standing on USC’s all-time list.Morris scored three points after finishing sixth in the 110m hurdles finals, becoming the first USC runner to score in the event since 2014. The Trojans finished the NCAA Championships with a total of 14 points, which tied them with Penn State for 20th overall.Finally, USC ended the weekend with a bang on Saturday, as the women’s event finals lifted the team to a third-place finish. The Trojans’ 43 points overall were the program’s most since a 57-point showing more than a decade ago (2002).Freshman Anna Cockrell and senior Amalie Iuel headlined USC’s final day at Hayward Field, as the pair clinched a 2-3 finish in the 400m hurdles to score 14 key points. Cockrell clocked a season-best time of 55.36 seconds, moving up to third on the program’s all-time list. Cockrell also scored a point for the Trojans with an eighth-place finish in the 100m hurdles alongside redshirt sophomore Dior Hall, who came in seventh.Junior Kendall Ellis earned USC’s final top-three finish of the weekend, as she took third in the 400m dash final with a time of 51.06 seconds. Senior Cameron Pettigrew trailed in seventh place (52.52) to combine with Ellis for eight points. Redshirt sophomore Ky Westbrook and junior Deanna Hill rounded out the individual Trojan scoring with eighth and sixth-place finishes in the 100m and 200m dash, respectively.The championships’ pivotal moment came in the final event, however, as USC’s 4x400m relay team claimed second to boost the Trojans from sixth to third place overall, leapfrogging Florida and Kentucky. Pettigrew, Ieul, Hill and Ellis’ combined time of 3:23.35 beat the previous collegiate record of 3:23.75, but Oregon still finished 0.22 seconds ahead of USC to set the new record and clinch a national title. With only eight seniors graduating from a deep roster before the start of next season, the Trojans now set their sights on next spring, when they will look to build on their strong showing in Eugene.
Sam Darnold, QB NYJ: Things are getting worse and worse for Darnold on a weekly basis. He had a good game against Dallas in Week 6, which started an absurd hype train for him, but he’s fallen off a cliff since. Against New England in Week 7, he finished with negative fantasy points, threw four interceptions, and was apparently seeing ghosts. Against the Jags in Week 8, he finished with three interceptions and was sacked eight times. Yikes. Okay, surely a matchup with the Dolphins would correct his woes, right? He tossed in another bad interception against Miami and finished with just 13.5 fantasy points in a losing effort against the previously winless Dolphins. To this point he has thrown six touchdowns while throwing nine balls to the opposing team. Then he comes out on Monday and calls Adam Gase the best coach he’s ever been around, so clearly his judgment is very poor (everyone except the Jets knows how bad of a coach Gase is). Darnold has some name value and a string of favorable matchups, so if you can move him as part of a package deal, do it as soon as you can. MORE: Dominate your league with Fantasy Alarm’s season-long toolsFantasy Football Stock WatchNoah Fant, TE DEN: Fant had the best game of his young career this week, hauling in three passes for 115 yards and a touchdown, good for a 20.5-point PPR day. The rookie tight end has shown the ability to get open and he’s very athletic, so when he actually hangs onto the football (we have seen some rough drops from him this year), good things can happen. As nice as the production for this game was, it came on just four targets, which isn’t enough for us to get too excited. That being said, we cannot simply ignore this explosive game in what was his first game with a new quarterback. It’s also important to keep in mind that Emmanuel Sanders is gone and the Broncos need a second option in the passing attack behind Sutton. Keep an eye on him going forward for seasonal leagues after this week’s bye, and he may be an interesting cheap DFS play occasionally. MORE: Dominate your league with Fantasy Alarm’s season-long toolsFantasy Football Trade Candidates: Stock upDK Metcalf, WR SEA: Metcalf had a huge game in the Seahawks’ win over the Bucs, hauling in six receptions for 123 yards, a touchdown, and a two-point conversion on nine targets. The nine targets matched a career high, and both the receptions and yards set new personal bests. It was his second straight game with more than 16 fantasy points. He has at least seven fantasy points in five straight games, and he has double-digits in four of the past five. At this point, he is someone that you can have in your lineup on a weekly basis and feel good about it. That being said, Seattle faces the 49ers in Week 10, so you might want to leave him on your bench for that one. The other big issue here is that the Seahawks just acquired Josh Gordon, and we will have to see if that puts a damper on Metcalf’s target share. Metcalf isn’t a bad sell-high candidate if you’re worried about all the unknowns.MORE WEEK 10:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSHunter Renfrow, WR OAK: Renfrow was someone I really liked as a deep league sleeper coming into the year, but things were not looking to great for him through six games, as he had zero outings with double-digit fantasy points and was averaging just a hair over four targets per game. However, things have really changed over the past two games for the rookie wideout. In Week 8 against the Texans, he finished with four receptions, 88 yards, and a touchdown, but that was on targets, so I didn’t want to get overly excited about it. Then Week 9 against the Lions, he hauled in six passes for 54 yards and another touchdown on seven targets. That gives him back-to-back games with north of 17 fantasy points. I am now ready to say that he is someone that should be added in deeper leagues. His next four games are all fantastic matchups, as well, as the Raiders will take on the Chargers, Bengals, Jets and Chiefs. He isn’t going to win you your league, but he is someone that you can slide into your lineup as a bye-week filler and at the very least get a few points out of him.Kenyan Drake, RB ARI: How about that debut with Arizona from Drake? You think he likes leaving Miami just a little bit? He finished with 15 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown and also hauled in four receptions for 52 additional yards. He even converted a two-point conversion. He set new season highs in rush attempts, rushing yards, touchdowns (yes, he had zero with Miami), yards per carry, longest rush, receiving yards, and fantasy points with 28.2. Keep in mind, he was traded to the Cardinals on Monday and played this game against the 49ers on Thursday. I loved him in that game, and I love him with this team. That being said, he doesn’t quite have the long-term fantasy value that you would hope for, as the Cardinals still have David Johnson and Chase Edmonds on the roster, and when they get healthy it’s going to be a messy RBBC/hot-hand approach that no one enjoys dealing with for fantasy purposes. Just like I said with Edmonds after his big game, sell high on Drake if you can.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPDevin Singletary, RB BUF: I brought him up on SiriusXM and broke him down in the DFS RB coach at Fantasy Alarm this week, as I was ready for the breakout performance from him and he delivered. He finished with 20 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown while also hauling in three receptions for 45 yards on four targets (good for a total of 23 fantasy points). Meanwhile, Frank Gore finished with 11 carries for 15 yards, zero targets, and got stuffed three times in a row on goal-line carries from the one-yard line. After watching Gore get stuffed multiple times, the Bills might even start giving those carries to Singletary. He is an explosive back, and he has done a good job of catching passes (already a role he has to himself), so this could be a monster fantasy asset down the stretch. He has the Browns and Dolphins on tap the next two weeks, and you can expect more big days ahead.WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy Football Trade Candidates: Stock downKeenan Allen, WR LAC: I have no idea what’s going on with Allen, but it isn’t good. Allen is an elite talent and one of the best wide receivers in the league, and he still has the same quarterback throwing him the football, yet his production has been terrible. He finished with three catches for 40 yards on just four targets this week. Over the past six games, he has failed to reach double-digits in four of them and hasn’t scored more than 12.3 fantasy points in any of them. What happened to the guy that was averaging 29.2 fantasy points per game through the first three weeks of the season? Sure, he had a 43.6-point game in there, but still, he had more than 17 points in all of them. One issue is the fact that he has six or fewer targets in four of the past six games. Not sure why that is, but it needs to change. He is still worth a spot in your lineup on a weekly basis, but this has been a very rough stretch that might not get better. Aside from two matchups with the Raiders in the next six weeks, the Chargers have a pretty unfavorable-to-neutral schedule, so now might be the time to look to move Allen.MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderMarlon Mack, RB IND: Mack is playing rock solid football for the Colts in reality, but he isn’t doing a whole lot in the fantasy football world. He finished with 21 carries for 89 rushing yards this week, which is very solid, but he had zero receptions and zero touchdowns, meaning he had a lousy 8.9 points in PPR leagues. It was his fourth game with fewer than nine fantasy points across eight games this year, and he hasn’t topped 20 points since Week 1. The big issue here is his lack of work in the passing game, as he has just 11 total receptions this season. That doesn’t matter in standard leagues, and he is fine in that format, but it is a killer in PPR leagues and he currently ranks as the RB20. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to change either. He is likely doing enough to warrant a spot in your lineup on a weekly basis, but it’s far from exciting. His schedule gets tougher after his Week 10 matchup with Miami, making him a prime sell-high candidate after he goes off in that one.WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end Heading into Week 10, you should have a pretty good idea of where you stand as far as making a fantasy playoff push goes, and depending on when your league’s trade deadline is, you might have just a few weeks left to make big moves to solidify yourself a postseason spot. Finding the right buy-low, sell-high candidates can also play a huge factor in seeding, so even if you are undefeated, there is never a reason to get complacent — especially if you’re really planning ahead and already thinking about he fantasy playoffs.Each player’s value fluctuates on a regular basis, so you always need to stay on top of your game. So, let’s dive in to this week’s stock watch. 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