Former Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer to return to Carrier Dome Sept. 9 as MTSU’s defensive coordinator

first_img Published on January 20, 2017 at 10:06 am Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse football head coach Scott Shafer will return to the Carrier Dome on Sept. 9 as defensive coordinator for Middle Tennessee State.Shafer served as SU’s head coach from 2013-15, finishing 14-23. He was hired to replace Doug Marrone at the end of the 2012 season after the Orange won its second Pinstripe Bowl in three years. Before taking over as Syracuse’s head coach, Shafer served four years as the school’s defensive coordinator. He was fired in November 2015 with one game remaining.center_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust under four months after Shafer was hired as the defensive coordinator at Maryland, he stepped down due to personal reasons. After taking 2016 off from coaching, he will return to the college football landscape this fall.When Shafer returns to the Dome, Syracuse will play its first ever Conference USA opponent, Middle Tennessee State. The MTSU contest is one of four non-conference games Syracuse has scheduled in 2017 and comes one week before the Orange host Central Michigan on Sept. 16 and two weeks before SU visits Louisiana State on Sept. 23. The full 2017 schedule has not yet been released.SU will play Atlantic Coast Conference foes Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest at home in 2017. On the road, the Orange will play Florida State, Louisville, Miami and North Carolina State.In March, Syracuse men’s basketball advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 75-50 win over the MTSU Blue Raiders. Commentslast_img read more

Broncos cancel final minicamp practice for field day

first_imgThe Broncos decided to close their week by taking a break from the playbook and working on team-building.First-year coach Vic Fangio on Thursday surprised his players by canceling the final practice of mandatory minicamp and holding a field day instead. Phillip Lindsay injury update: Broncos running back (wrist) to return for training camp That moment when Coach cancels the final practice of minicamp for Field Day‼️@PhillyWill11 & @jsimms1119 break down how it happened 👇— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) June 6, 2019The planned activities included basketball, golf, water balloon fights and soaking general manager John Elway in the dunk tank. Related News The only appropriate response when you dunk the GM is “apologies” 😂— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) June 6, 2019The Jets also canceled their final day of minicamp for some fun.#Jets won’t hold practice on their third and final day of minicamp. Instead, the team will have an off-site team-building activity.Next time they’ll take the field will be next Monday for the final stretch of OTAs.— Ethan B. Greenberg (@EGreenbergJets) June 6, 2019Team chemistry 📈Golf skills 📉A thread of the worst swings we saw today via our guys’ IG stories ⛳️ ⬇️— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 6, 2019The Broncos will report for training camp July 18 before facing the Falcons in the Hall of Fame game scheduled for Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio. Giants QB Eli Manning motivated by winning, not rookie Daniel Jones ‘Giddy’ Odell Beckham Jr. on joining Browns: ‘I feel like a little kid’ “Vic flipped the slide and said, ‘No practice,’ and nobody believed him, so it was dead quiet,” safety Justin Simmons said. “And then he followed through and was like, ‘For real, no practice,’ and we all started cheering.”last_img read more

St. Louis Blues give superfan Laila Anderson a Stanley Cup championship ring

first_imgOn the eve of the Blues’ championship title defense — the team opens the regular season against the Washington Capitals on Oct. 2 — Parayko and forward Alexander Steen made a surprise appearance at Anderson’s house.”Came to see ya before the first game,” Parayko said as a beaming Anderson and her mother came to the door — while Steen conspicuously held a box behind his back.A special gift from her boys – thank you Laila for being such an inspiration during our #StanleyCup run. #stlblues— St. Louis Blues 🏆 (@StLouisBlues) October 1, 2019After the pair exchanged greetings with Anderson, they revealed the reason for their visit.”You know how much you mean to us, right? And what an inspiration you’ve been to so many people,” Steen told Anderson before presenting her with a box containing one of the Blues’ impressive rings. “So me and Colton are here, representing our organization and everybody there and we have something that we would like you to open right now.””Oh my God,” Anderson repeated as she opened the box and held her ring for the first time. “I feel like I shouldn’t be touching this.”Steen flipped the ring to show Anderson that her name is engraved on each ring’s interior in recognition of her role in the championship season, along with the phrase “PLAY GLORIA” as a nod to the team’s victory song, “Gloria,” by Laura Branigan.The group laughed as a still-stunned Anderson fit the enormous ring on her hand and gave it a kiss.”That poor guy who’s going to propose to you one day, huh?” Steen jested. “Until then, this will be here,” Anderson responded.The Blues’ Stanley Cup rings are made in 14-karat white and yellow gold and feature 282 diamonds, 20 princess-cut sapphires, 16 custom-cut blue sapphires and 15 round sapphires. The team received their rings in a private ceremony on Sept. 30. Blues superfan Laila Anderson stole hearts in St. Louis and the hockey community at large as she cheered the team on during its Stanley Cup championship run last spring, and the team rewarded her with a once in a lifetime gift: a Stanley Cup ring.The young fan, who suffers from a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, befriended Blues defenseman Colton Parayko throughout last year and was on hand for every moment of the postseason. She even got to hoist the Cup after St. Louis’ historic Game 7 win in Boston, with a little help from Parayko himself. last_img read more

Bray Wyatt’s Better Half Jojo Offerman to Return to WWE After Giving Birth to Baby Boy: Report

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Braun StrowmanBray WyattJoJo OffermanMike Rome First Published: October 29, 2019, 2:07 PM IST Now, according to Ringside News, JoJo is very well on her way to making a return to Monday Night Raw.According to PW Insider reports WWE ring announcer Jojo Offerman was in St. Louis for Monday Night Raw.JoJo was spotted arriving at St Louis’ Lambert International Airport but there was no word on whether she would appear on Raw.Since Offerman went on her maternity hiatus, her role was being filled in by Mike Rome. Furthermore, the report stated that since WWE does not spilt up couples, Bray and JoJo may eventually end up being on the same brand.center_img Bray Wyatt’s better half JoJo Offerman is better known as the lady who announces the Superstars as they make their way down the aisle to the ring. However, she has not been seen on WWE television since January.Offerman and Wyatt are a couple and according to Ringside News, she gave birth to their first son Knash a few months back. In fact, it would seem that Wyatt has already started building his son’s relationship with WWE, having brought Knash to the Raw Reunion show so he could meet everyone in the roster.During that time, Strowman held Knash for a photo-op with Wyatt and X-pac and it was also revealed that Braun Strowman is actually his godfather.“Finally got to meet my god son last night. I’m so happy for you brother,” Strowman posted the photo along with the caption from the RAW Reunion.last_img read more