Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about Georgetown matchup

first_imgWhat’s special about the game? SU will be honoring the late Pearl Washington during the game. Fans attending will receive a commemorative Pearl Washington jersey pin and a magnet. A halftime ceremony will also honor the Orange legend.What will Syracuse be wearing? SU announced on Friday night that it will wear throwback uniforms. The white jerseys feature “Syracuse” written in cursive across the chest modeling the Orange’s jerseys from the Pearl Washington era of 1983-86. SU will also wear new shoes for the game with “31 Pearl” written on them. Syracuse (6-3) takes on former Big East rival Georgetown (6-4) at noon on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The Hoyas have won four straight entering the matchup while the Orange lost three of four before beating Boston University by 22 on Dec. 10.Here are answers to your game day questions.How can you watch the game? The game will be broadcast on ESPN and streamed on WatchESPN. Syracuse alumnus Dave O’Brien (play-by-play) and Jay Bilas (color commentator) will have the call.Here are channel listings based on provider in the Syracuse area.Time Warner: 300 or 24 for non-digital subscribersDirecTV: 206Verizon Fios: 570 (HD) or 70 (SD) Published on December 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds What do our beat writers think will happen? Find out here.What did our beat writers discuss in this week’s roundtable? They discussed Jim Boeheim’s thoughts on his team’s defense, SU’s point guard rotation and Taurean Thompson’s play.Is Syracuse-Georgetown still a rivalry? Our beat writers talk it out on this week’s podcast.What else should we know heading into the Georgetown matchup? Here’s a preview of the Hoyas. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Striker Boakye-Yiadom not perturbed with Nations Cup setback

first_imgGhana striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom says he has gained some experience despite his inability to play a single match at the just ended Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa due to injury.The Italy-based footballer showed promising prospects during the team’s pre-tournament friendly matches against Egypt and Tunisia in Abu Dhabi.But an ankle injury on the last day of training before the team’s departure for the tournament curtailed his dreams.However, the 19-year-old is looking at the positives from his disappointing trip to the 2013 Nations Cup.“I was not disappointed because it is part of the game. Being there seeing some top players and even participating or been called up to be part of the 23- man squad was a great thing and I think it was a great experience I had there,” the Sassuolo player said.“I would have wished to play but whatever happens we have to give thanks to God.”last_img read more