“This particular bowling center will not be able to survive if we aren’t able to open soon,” he said. “It’s a winter sport, so we will need our leagues to start very very soon after labor day to survive and most bowling alleys are set up that way.” Derrick Canfield of Waverly says not only has COVID-19 left him without one of his favorite pastimes, it’s also left him looking for work. Sauerbrey stressed her commitment to continuing the push to get bowling centers reopened, or at the very least get official state guidance on what needs to be done to make it happen. Tioga County Legislative Chair Martha Sauerbrey says it’s become a priority for her when the Southern Tier Regional Control board has conversations with the Governor’s office. Many including Owego Mayor Mike Baratta rallied around high school and league bowlers who are now without a sport to play. WAVERLY (WBNG) — Dozens gathered at the Valley Bowling Center in Waverly Monday to call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow bowling centers across the state to reopen. “Five days a week the leaders of each county ask the question: Has the governor done anything about bowling? Has he done anything about casinos? Has he done anything about gyms? The answer is no,” she said. “Mini golf is classified as a sport, bowling is classified as recreation, I look around and I see these banners for high school bowling teams, I never played high school mini golf,” he said. The speakers noted that the state considers bowling to be a ‘high risk’ activity but argued that by nature, bowling makes it easy to socially distance when players alternate lanes. “Every public opinion survey has shown an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers support our re-opening approach. We understand that some people aren’t happy – but better unhappy than sick or worse,” Conwall’s statement went on to say. “We will continue to ask, we will continue to lobby the state in the way we can to get our businesses open,” she said. “I can see this bowling alley is the heart of this community.” For now, the state says they are standing by the decision. “The measures the Governor has taken were intended to – and did – curb the rise of infection across the state. They have also allowed us to avoid subsequent spikes of infection,” the statement read in part. “Reports show that infections are rising in more than 35 states and that officials in those states have been forced to re-close businesses and other parts of the economy that were opened too early.” Greg Joseph owns the Valley Bowling Center. He said the clock is ticking down for small bowling centers like his to be able to reopen. Joseph also says the facility has a detailed plan ready to go that ensures that all balls and lanes are cleaned and sanitized between use and all tables and stations are spaced to allow for social distancing. Governor Cuomo’s spokesman Jason Conwall defended the decision to keep bowling centers closed in a statement to 12 News. “Tables on our concourse are spaced out by six feet and for bowlers it’s more like ten feet,” he said. “We have sanitation stations and we’ll do temperature checks.” “This was a job I had before COVID-19 came and now it kinda left me without a job,” he said. Nevertheless, Joseph says time is running out for businesses like his. “We’ve learned a lot about what we have to do to be safe but it’s at a stage now where if we don’t hear something soon, all of us will be in trouble,” he said.
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Courtesy of Jared GinsburgJared Ginsburg/Sam CoxeBiggest issue: Adding a fall break to the calendarMake an online ordering system or mobile applications for restaurants on campusIncrease parking and lower on-campus cost of parkingGet parking discounts for green vehiclesAdd desks and cubicles to study spaces in USC housingSponsor school-wide textbook exchangeLobby for administration to increase scholarshipsIncrease lighting on The Row and University AvenueRead more about this ticket>> Latest headlines: Candidates:(President/Vice President)Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanMikey Geragos/Vinnie PrasadBiggest Issue: Teaching practical skills in classroomsGive students re-entry at football gamesAdd Rec Sports practice spaceProject away football games onscreen at the campus centerWork with community leaders to improve undergraduate/community relationshipIncrease free LAX shuttle trips during holiday breakCreate USCard mobile appGet students free online subscriptions to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street JournalRead more about this ticket>> Students elected Mikey Geragos and Vinnie Prasad to serve as Undergraduate Student Government president and vice president, respectively, in the 2012-2013 school year. Podcast: Q&A with Mikey Geragos and Vinnie PrasadGeragos, Prasad win USG presidential raceCandidate alleges online hack occurredSchool media should avoid swaying votesStudents should take part in USG electionStudents endorse USG presidential candidatesLetter to the editor: USG presidential candidates respond to missing campaign sign remarks.USG campaign signs removed from Trousdale without permissionVideo: Daily Trojan interviews the candidatesCandidates square off in the USG debate Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanTheo Offei/Julia RileyBiggest issue: Extending Doheny’s hoursCreate a “Loan a Book” program for GE coursesIncrease awareness and number of research grants and scholarshipsIncrease efficiency of OASIS, Blackboard and other online student resourcesExtend Lyon Center hoursAdd Campus Cruisers during holidays and breaksGet biodegradable utensils on campusImprove dining hall meal selectionsRead more about this ticket>> read more
Published on October 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21 There was a little kid in the second deck of the Carrier Dome last Friday, wearing an orange shirt and waving his arms. With 9:41 on the clock and the game even at 24, Syracuse kicker Cole Murphy spotted the young fan and used him as a target. Murphy’s aim was precise. The ball sailed through the uprights, a 30-yard field goal to cap off SU’s 16-play, 68-yard drive that sealed the win over the defending national champions.“I remember picking him out,” said Murphy, who also kicked a 21-yarder to put Syracuse up three at halftime. “It was awesome.”With a 2-for-2 effort against Clemson, Murphy jumped to first in the conference in field goals made and sits only seven away from becoming Syracuse’s all-time leader. This year, he is 12-for-14 overall, a perfect 9-for-9 between the 20- and 39-yard lines. The senior already has more field-goal makes than he did all of last season for Syracuse (4-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast).Of Murphy’s 40 kickoffs, 21 have resulted in a touchback. He aims for the deep left corner to make returners as uncomfortable and hesitant as possible, but that has come at a cost. While striving to hit the ball between the sideline and the hash at around the depth of the goal line, he has kicked five out of bounds, including one against Clemson last week. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was trying too hard to swing on it and just kill it,” Murphy said. “It’s the same thing in golf. If you’re driving and trying to kill it, you’re really going to screw it up and it’s going to shoot low and hook.“Now I’ve slowed down and it’s helped me maintain control, where I can get that nice, sweet, 85-percent swing where I strike it and it goes deep.”Strong kickoffs from Murphy are as important now as any other time in his career. Syracuse’s defense is much improved, and Murphy pins teams farther into their own territory enables the defense to get stops. This season Murphy has not gotten into his own head, which he said contributed to his slide in 2016. He struggled on the road, going 1-for-6 away from home, compared to a 9-of-12 mark in the Dome. At LSU last month, he boomed a season-long 42-yarder. He missed a 48-yarder at North Carolina State. But against Pittsburgh he hit a 26-yarder before striking a 38-yarder in a three-point SU win and he tallied the final score last week against Clemson, sending the Carrier Dome into delirium with less than 10 minutes remaining. “Maybe last year was a junior slump,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “We wouldn’t have won the game without him.”Last October, Murphy shanked a field goal against Clemson from the same distance (30 yards) as last Friday. It was a 54-0 loss, the only time a Babers-led team has ever failed to score a point. He didn’t miss from the same spot last week, though, because Murphy’s renewed focus this year is to not dwell on past kicks. “When you miss a kick, it alters you mentally,” Murphy said. “That was the problem I had last year, whereas this year I’m staying mellow.”“I’ve got a good streak,” he said. “I just have to keep it going.”Syracuse plays next at No. 8 Miami (5-0, 3-0) on Saturday at 3:30. The game will air on ESPN.Notes from Babers’ weekly teleconference:On facing No. 8 Miami Saturday afternoon: “There’s so much speed on tape. You just can’t deny how fast that team is. Yet they’re so physical.”On preparing for the South Florida weather: “We can’t duplicate those weather conditions this far north.” On a scale of 1-10, how the Clemson upset win helps recruiting: “At least a solid nine.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments read more
After a pair of wins over the weekend, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team (6-4, 2-0 Big Ten) faces perhaps their toughest stretch of the season with matchups against No. 5 Penn State and No. 2 Nebraska.Both the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2, 2-0 Big Ten) and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-1, 2-0 Big Ten) pose major threats to the Badgers’ impressive start to Big Ten play. Their combined three losses have all come from ranked opponents.The Badgers will not face another test this grueling until late November when they face the two teams consecutively once again.Women’s Volleyball: Kelly Sheffield shines light on team depth for upcoming seasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team recently began their regular season schedule. Hopefully, this season will be one of Read…A successful week will require a few key factors — sustained defensive effort, service aces and the Molly Haggerty who showed up against Indiana on Sunday afternoon.After allowing a .457 hitting percentage against Washington, the Badgers buckled down on defense this weekend holding Purdue and Indiana to a combined .133 hitting percentage.Head Coach Kelly Sheffield pointed to the improved defense in his press conference Monday.“I think we were reading the game a little bit better. I thought our effort in the backcourt was really much better than what it has been,” Sheffield said. “We weren’t getting a ton of stuff blocked at times, but I thought our touches were positives.”Penn State and Nebraska both pose major threats to this goal with their potent offenses hitting .285 and .243, respectively, despite schedules loaded with ranked opponents.Women’s Volleyball: Wisconsin looks to take a step forward after Elite Eight exit last seasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team just got their season underway following the Big Ten/ACC Challenge against Florida State Read…The Badgers have overcome poor defensive performances this year with their dominance at the service line. To beat teams of this caliber, they will need to balance both.Wisconsin is third in the Big Ten in aces per set with 1.69 thanks in large part to freshman Izzy Ashburn. But middle blocker Dana Rettke and libero Tiffany Clark have combined for 23 sets on their own.Penn State has only allowed four or more aces in two matches this season — those two matches were their only losses on the season.The Cornhuskers have allowed the second-fewest aces per set in the Big Ten trailing only the Nittany Lions.Volleyball: All-American Rettke remains hungry following summer with Team USAJunior Dana Rettke has been one of the most intimidating forces in college volleyball for over two years now. A Read…Lastly, the Badgers need outside hitter Molly Haggerty to complement Rettke with special performances.Haggerty has struggled to return to her freshman season from where she received the Big Ten Freshman of the Year honor. After a back injury forced her to redshirt in 2017, she struggled to regain footing in 2018, but the Molly of old has been seen in flashes recently.The matchup with Penn State is at the UW Fieldhouse starting at 8 p.m. and the Nebraska contest is at 7 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska. Both matches can be seen on Big Ten Network or listened to on 100.9 FM. read more