Top 3 moments from Mark Coyle’s time at Syracuse

first_imgSyracuse Director of Athletics Mark Coyle is leaving SU after 11 months on the job to take a position at the University of Minnesota, SU confirmed on Wednesday morning. Minnesota announced on Wednesday morning that he was a finalist for its AD position and he will take the position, according to ESPN.Here are three memorable moments from Coyle’s time at Syracuse.MORE COVERAGE:Storify: Syracuse community reacts to AD Mark Coyle’s departureSyracuse University Director of Athletics Mark Coyle leaving for Minnesota Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus First press conferenceCoyle had the Iocolano-Petty football wing auditorium erupting in applause from the start of his first press conference on June 22 — less than a month before he officially became Syracuse’s director of athletics. He spoke to the media, Board of Trustees, members of SU administration and SU head coaches for about 15 minutes saying, “My expectations are simple. … We’re going to get our degrees, and we’re going to compete for championships. And I want to make sure that we all understand that.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFiring of Scott ShaferCoyle said he’d take time to evaluate the Orange’s football programs and almost exactly four months later, on Nov. 23, he fired head coach Scott Shafer with the team sitting at 3-8 and on an eight-game losing streak. There was still one game left in the season.“Scott has worked tirelessly to educate our students on and off the field and to build our program,” Coyle said in a statement. “However, I feel a change in leadership is needed at this time. A national search will begin immediately.”Hiring of Dino Babers and Babers’ inaugural press conferenceBabers, the former Bowling Green head coach, was hired as head football coach on Dec. 5 and held his opening press conference on Dec. 7. Coyle said Shafer was fired before the end of the season to give more time to find a new coach. He also mentioned that he skipped  the basketball team’s trip to the Bahamas to continue searching for a football coach.“We wanted a leader who had a proven track record and a strong commitment to student welfare,” Coyle said in a press release on Dec. 5. “Dino’s background as a former student-athlete combined with his head coaching experience, and dynamic offensive mind make him a great fit for our program. We are committed to building a winning Syracuse Football program and today reinforces that commitment.”“I wanted to make sure we found the best fit for Syracuse football,” he added at the press conference. “And how I define best fit was, simply, I wanted someone with tremendous honesty and integrity. I wanted somebody who would be focused on our students and the welfare of our students. I wanted somebody who was innovative and had an exciting brand of football. And I wanted somebody who had a commitment to winning. And I’m confident we’ve found that person in Coach Babers.” Comments Related Stories Syracuse University Director of Athletics Mark Coyle leaving for MinnesotaStorify: Syracuse community reacts to AD Mark Coyle’s departureSyracuse AD Mark Coyle: ‘We’re going to get our degrees, and we’re going to compete for championships.’5 things Mark Coyle said at Dino Babers’ introductory press conferenceMark Coyle speaks with The Daily Orange in Q&Alast_img read more

UK sides fail to seal the win in latest Europa League action

first_imgDespite an early goal from Adam Lallana, Liverpool drew one-apiece with Sion at Anfield. Celtic blew a two-goal lead over Fenerbahce to draw 2-2 at Parkhead. While Tottenham conceded late in a 1-all draw away to Monaco.last_img

Train coaches to come alive with wildlife images

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) The bland and barren coaches of passenger trains may soon have exciting images of tigers, cranes, trees and other wildlife painted on them. Indian Railway is actively considering a proposal of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to paint coaches and stations with the images of wildlife to spread awareness about conservation and promote tourism through pictorial representation. “We are considering a WWF-India proposal of having pictorial representation of natural habitats and wildlife on certain trains and stations to create awareness about the need for conservation and protection of forest, tiger, birds other species,” said a senior Railway Ministry official. As per the plan, tiger will be the main theme of the campaign apart from birds such as crane. There will also be trees, bushes, waterbodies to showcase greenery and jungle life. To begin with, railway stations at Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur and coaches of Nizamuddin-Kota Jan Shatabdi Express will have paintings of wildlife and forest. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu already had a discussion with tiger conservationist Valmik Thapar for taking forward the message of conservation through pictorial representation at Sawai Madhopur and Bharatpur railway stations and on some selected passenger trains. WWF-India will set up a project design team which will work out details with the railway officials. The project may be later extended to trains linking wildlife sanctuaries. The design team will visit the two railway stations shortly to get a first hand idea of the sites and potential for pictorial depictions. The pictorial representation of wildlife and forest will also serve to promote sanctuaries as tourist destinations. “Paintings on trains and stations will serve dual purpose – nature conservation as well as tourism promotion,” the official said. Paintings will be done by local artists and WWF-India will provide technical and necessary financial support to the artists and designers involved in the exercise. Describing the move as “innovative”, railway officials said, “Our endeavour is to carry forward the message of environment conservation through innovative paintings of wildlife such as tiger, bear, birds, crane along with trees, bushes and water bodies on trains and stations.” The project can be extended to other stations and trains after the Rajasthan experiment depending upon its successful execution, sources said. PTI ARU SK IKAadvertisementlast_img read more

Impossible Launches Sausage Pizza With Little Caesars

first_img –shares Little Caesars, the nationwide pizza chain, will be the first restaurant to sell Impossible’s new plant-based sausage product — as a pie topping.Starting today, the Impossible Supreme Pizza will launch at Little Caesars branches in Yakima, WA, Ft. Myers and Naples, FL and Albuquerque, NM for $12. The Detroit-based chain will sell a spicy-sweet version of the sausage.”We’ve been watching the alternative meat trend continue to grow over the years and we just feel we might be at a tipping point,” said Ed Gleich, Little Caesars’ chief innovation officer.We first tried Impossible’s sausage meat in steamed dumplings and a breakfast sandwich, in our close look inside the company, but this pilot presents a first commercial test for the product.Gleich explained that the initial three markets to test the product were chosen for their different awareness levels of Impossible meat — Ft. Myers and Naples, FL have higher recognition than Yakima, WA. If the product is a hit, the chain plans to sell the product more widely towards the end of 2019 or early 2020. “We wouldn’t test it unless we were predisposed to thinking it could win. So our intent is, if it is successful, we absolutely plan to expand it,” Gleich said. “Towards the end of year would be the earliest we could do it.”For Impossible, the partnership is yet another step into mainstream restaurants. The company’s original plant-based burger debuted in Manhattan’s Momofuku Nishi, but now can be found in branches of Burger King, Applebee’s and White Castle.The company’s larger aim is to pitch itself to a customer base of meat eaters who may have health concerns around animal meat or would consider vegan meat to be an ethical choice, but are also unwilling to eat traditionally unconvincing meat proxies.”It’s not the people that are slow food proponents and not the people that are like, ‘If I could take a pill for my sustenance every day and never stop to chew anything, I’d be happy,'” said Peter Bodenheimer, program director at food tech accelerator Food-X. “I think the mass market lives in between those two.” The Impossible Supreme debuts in three markets. Impossible Launches Sausage Pizza With Little Caesars 2 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. This story originally appeared on Engadget Fast Food Next Article center_img Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Add to Queue Writer at Engadget Image credit: Little Caesars May 20, 2019 Chris Ip Register Now »last_img read more