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

Discover SA brings international tourism markets to Adelaide

first_imgThe Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in partnership with South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC), this week hosted a program of meetings, events and familiarisations aimed at raising the profile of the state as an international tourism destination.Discover SA provided local export tourism businesses the opportunity to grow their markets by showcasing local tourism product to locally based international buyers.“Representatives from 45 international buyer companies met in Adelaide this week for Discover SA, where local tourism business were given a great opportunity showcase their products and grow their international market,” ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said today.“Discover SA is a forum that allows local tourism businesses to update the market on what they have to offer, and provides a vital connection to businesses working in market and selling travel itineraries to international visitors.“The support of the SATC has been instrumental in making this annual event a significant feature in the travel trade calendar and we look forward to continuing this collaboration.”South Australian tourism is already benefiting on the strong growth in international visitation, with an amazing 26% increase in international visitor spend in the past 12 months.South Australia holds particular appeal to international visitors with its exceptional food and wine offering as well as new and less explored ‘Australian’ experiences.Known as Australia’s wine capital, South Australia, offers 200 cellar doors all within one hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD including McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and the iconic Barossa. Apart from an eclectic array of cellar doors, these regions offer so much more from award-winning local restaurants, farm doors, luxury boutique accommodation and stunning countryside.South Australia’s wildlife and natural, rugged beauty remains a major draw card for international visitors as they explore untouched landscapes, indulge in the State’s premium seafood or embark on unique wildlife experiences, like cage diving with Great White Sharks or swimming with dolphins and sea lions along South Australia’s pristine coastlines. ATECSource = Australian Tourism Export Councillast_img read more