17 Sep

Class of 2016 offensive tackle Cam DeGeorge discusses commitment to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The most notable thing about Cam DeGeorge’s commitment was something that he wasn’t even aware of. DeGeorge, the first verbal commit in Syracuse’s Class of 2016, made his announcement via Twitter on Monday morning.“Honestly, I didn’t know I was going to be the first of the class,” DeGeorge said. “That had no factor play into it.”DeGeorge, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound two-way lineman at Lynnfield (Massachusetts) High School, plans on playing offensive tackle for the Orange. His commitment comes 10 days earlier in relation to the first commit of the Class of 2015 last year.He also had offers from Colgate, Temple and Holy Cross, DeGeorge said, while also receiving interest from Connecticut. The decision came after visiting SU last Sunday.“It was a good fit and I could see myself going there,” DeGeorge said. “You get a feeling and I just thought it was the right one.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“… I felt like a month down the road, I would have made the same decision, so why not get it out of the way?”Syracuse has five offensive linemen in the Class of 2015, per Scout.com, and 13 currently on its roster.DeGeorge was first recruited by defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough, who visited DeGeorge last spring. The two stayed in touch over the past year, culminating in the verbal commitment.The two things that stood out most to DeGeorge about SU were the coaches and the campus.“They’re good people and they have a family attitude,” DeGeorge said. “… And I like the whole campus thing. The setup of the campus, that’s what I really like, you know. “That’s what I always wanted in a school and they have that.” Comments Published on April 6, 2015 at 6:40 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

9 Sep

Malachowski Donates Olympic Medal to Help Cancer Patient

first_img“My silver medal is worth a lot more than a week ago,” said Malachowski.“It is worth the health of little Olek.”Malachowski, who also won silver in Beijing eight years ago, said fate had given him the chance to “increase the value of my silver”.He added: “We were able to show that together we can do wonders. It is our great shared success.“Winning an Olympic medal is one of an athlete’s life dreams. Of course, the most precious is gold.“I did everything in my power to get it. Unfortunately this time I did not succeed.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has donated his Olympic silver medal to raise funds for a three-year-old boy with a rare form of cancer.Malachowski, 33, won his second Olympic silver in Rio, finishing 82cm adrift of Germany’s Christoph Harting.His donation enabled compatriot Olek Szymanski, who has retinoblastoma – an eye cancer affecting young children, to go to New York for treatment.last_img read more