No need to issue EO on vaping ban, says Duterte

first_imgThe Chief Executive also justified hisorder to confiscate vaping devices as he cited the Article 15, Section B of RepublicAct 7394, or Consumers’ Protection Act, which provides that “any consumerproduct, the sale or use of which has been banned or withdrawn in the countryof manufacture, shall not be imported into the country.” President Duterte on Friday explainedthat e-cigarettes are already covered by a law that regulates the use ofproducts with nicotine. He, however, did not mention the specific law. MANILA – There is no need to issue an executive order banning theuse and importation of vaping productsin the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said. “If it is bawal sa Vermont, that’s in California, the protection — theConsumers’ Protection Law says that if a thing is not legal there, where it wasmade or manufactured, then it cannot be legal here,” he added./PN When he ordered law enforcement agencieson Wednesday to arrest vape smokers in public, Duterte said an EO wasforthcoming as regards the prohibition. “If you use vaping in public, there isnicotine. And so without the other chemical combustion there, you are alreadyviolating the law in vaping because it contains nicotine,” he said. “Why am I ordering its confiscation?Because it is thrown to the consumers and under the Consumers’ Protection Act,if the thing that they — we are importing is prohibited by the place where itwas made, then automatically it is also not good and it is should — should beby operation of common sense,” Duterte said. “Now, there’s a law regarding the use ofnicotine. I do… I do not have to issue an executive order. Paka-bobo naman itong mga gago na ito. Na meron ng law aboutnicotine,” an enraged Duterte stressed. “You know, nicotine is prohibited. Youcannot use nicotine here. I will arrest you. There’s a law. It’s based onnational law and pollution and everything. It’s deleterious to health. It’s ahazard to health,” Duterte said.last_img read more

Local Special Olympics Athlete Departs for Training Camp in Killington, VT

first_imgAurora, IN – Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties’ athlete, Chris Perdue, will depart Sunday, December 11th from the Indianapolis International Airport for Killington, Vermont. The 17-year-old, South Ripley High School student, will join the Special Olympics national team for a week of training. The athletes will train with their Special Olympics USA coaches and bond with teammates from across the country before traveling to Austria together for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games next March.Special Olympics USA is comprised of 150 athletes, 40 coaches and approximately 20 delegation members who support team operations, for a total delegation of 210.Perdue will compete in the sport of snowboarding at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. He has a history of success snowboarding at the State-level and has been training for his trip with the USA Team with his local coaches. Perdue got his start competing in snowboarding at Special Olympics Indiana’s Winter Games – taking place annually at Perfect North Slopes in January. During this year’s competition, Perdue took home two gold medals competing in the intermediate and advanced snowboarding events.The USA Team also includes Special Olympics Unified Sports teams, where people with and without intellectual disabilities compete together, as teammates. Team members will compete in seven sports: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, floor hockey, snowboarding, snowshoeing and speed skating.The skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers will practice at Killington Resort, while all of the speed skaters and figure skaters will head to Spartan Arena in Rutland. Floor hockey will train at Castleton University.While the second-ever Special Olympics International Winter Games were held at Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont in 1981, this is the first time the Special Olympics USA training camp has been held in the Vermont.Upon his return from training camp, Perdue will continue to train at Perfect North Slopes with his local snowboarding coaches, Jimmy Laub and Justin Uhlman and his strength building coach, Tim Paul, at the Tyson Community Gym in Versailles.Less Than 100 Days ’til AustriaEvery two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion to come together for the Special Olympics World Games. Alternating between summer and winter Games, this event is the flagship event of the Special Olympics movement, which promotes equality, tolerance and acceptance around the world.On December 3rd, Special Olympics celebrated being 100 days out from the World Winter Games 2017. In just over three months, the USA delegation will travel overseas to join 3,000 athletes from 110 nations competing in nine Olympic-type sports.The Games will be spread throughout Austria in Graz, Ramsau and Schladming, from March 14-25, 2017.ESPN to Champion World GamesSpecial Olympics is very excited to announce that the ESPN and ABC networks will deliver coverage of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 for the first time ever.ESPN’s global television networks and digital media will bring extensive coverage to sports fans and supporters of the Special Olympics movement around the world. ESPN’s coverage, from March 18-25, marks the first-ever global coverage for a World Winter Games event.As an official broadcaster of the Special Olympics World Winter Games, ESPN’s television coverage will be carried across its networks in the U.S. as well as streamed through WatchESPN and the ESPN App.ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICSSpecial Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year-round athletic training and competition in 26 Olympic-type sports for more than 2.25 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in more than 150 countries, Special Olympics has created a model community that celebrates people’s diverse gifts. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS INDIANASpecial Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in over 21 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching over 11,000 athletes across Indiana. The organization receives no federal or state appropriated funds, is not a United Way agency and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations. For more information about Special Olympics Indiana, call (317) 328-2000 or visit www.soindiana.org.Courtesy of Special Olympics Indiana Ripley Ohio Dearborn Program Coordinator Greg Townsend.last_img read more

Man sentenced to 15+ years for several charges

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Joey Hersley was convicted and sentenced on July 30th, 2019, in the Decatur Superior Court before Judge Matthew Bailey in seven separate cause numbers. Hersley pleaded guilty to Aggravated Battery,  in the first cause and Nonsupport of a Dependent Child, in the second cause for a total of fifteen years executed at the Indiana Department of Corrections.The remaining cause numbers consisted of an additional two years on supervised probation.  The offenses Hersley plead guilty to include Possession of Methamphetamine, Invasion of Privacy in three separate causes, Criminal Trespass, and Disorderly Conduct.Hersley’s total sentence for the seven cause numbers is approximately seventeen years.last_img

Dr. B R Ambedkar North East Football meet begins in Sivasagar

first_imgA CORRESPONDENTGAURISAGAR: Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. B R Ambedkar Memorial North East Football Tournament kicked off at ONGC Playground, Sivasagar on Wednesday. The tournament is organized by ONGC to commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. B R Ambedkar in association with AISCSTEWA, ONGC, Assam Asset. It aims to promote football in the region and inspire the young generation to indulge in sports. Altogether eight teams are participating in the meet; they are ONGC XI, Mising Autonomous Council, Dhemaji, Rynith Sports & Cultural Club, Meghalaya, Jorhat Town Club, Jorhat, ASEB Sports Club, Jampuijala Play Centre, Tripura, North Imphal Sporting Association, Imphal and Assam Police Blues. The tournament was declared open by the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Ceremony Sanjeev Kakran, Executive Director & Asset Manager, ONGC, Assam Asset.The prize money for the tournament is Rs 1,50,000 for the champion and Rs 1,00,000 for the runners.Also Read: Charaideo, Lakhimpur storm into final of U-19 Indu Hazarika FootballAlso Watch: Woman set on fire by in-laws in Katigara under Cachar, Rescued after one monthlast_img read more

The Latest: Wake Forest star receiver opts out of season

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets will cost $150 per game.___Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante says he has the coronavirus but is currently asymptomatic.The 37-year-old Mirante says in a video on Instagram that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation.He says “I feel well, I have no symptoms, neither a fever nor a cough.” August 19, 2020 ___Appalachian State has paused football practices after reporting a coronavirus cluster involving the team.The school in Boone, North Carolina, says athletic director Doug Gillin has suspended practice “until further consultation warrants a change in status.”The decision announced Tuesday night comes after there were active cases reported for seven students and four staffers. The school said health officials have instructed the individuals to isolate while recovering, while those in close contact with the active cases have been instructed to quarantine.___ Associated Press The Latest: Wake Forest star receiver opts out of seasoncenter_img The news comes a day after Roma announced that two of its youth team players had tested positive for the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Surratt announced his decision Wednesday on social media, citing “the many uncertainties and risks associated with COVID-19.” Surratt said he’s set to earn an economics degree in December, saying the school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has “forever transformed my life.”“My experience at Wake Forest has been extraordinary, and I leave with a humble and grateful heart,” Surratt said.The 6-foot-3, 215-pound redshirt junior made The Associated Press’ All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team last season after hauling in 66 catches for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games before going down with an injury. The 1,001 yards were the best for all power-conference receivers at the time of the injury, with four games of at least 150 yards last season.Surratt’s brother, Chazz, plays linebacker at North Carolina after starting his career as a quarterback and is also an NFL prospect.UNC team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe says in an email that Chazz Surratt’s status remains unchanged. ___The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have some fans for their football games played between the hedges.The university announced ticket plans that call for allowing 20 to 25% capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium, where the field is surrounded by hedges. That would mean maximum crowds of between 18,500 and 23,000 for Georgia’s four home games in 2020.The Bulldogs are offering single-game tickets in hopes of accommodating as many season ticket holders as possible for games against Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.The school says those who choose not to attend games this fall will be eligible for a refund on all donations and season ticket purchases, while retaining their preferred status for 2021. The largest 10-kilometer road race in the United States will be run virtually in 2020.The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, which has been held on the Fourth of July since its inaugural event in 1970, shifted to a Thanksgiving date in hopes of staging the race during the coronavirus pandemic. It normally attracts some 60,000 runners.But the Atlanta Track Club now says the race will not be run down the city’s famed Peachtree Street because of safety concerns. Georgia has been one of the nation’s hardest-hit states during the pandemic, recording nearly 250,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,700 deaths.“As coronavirus has spiked in recent weeks here in Georgia, we recognize that this decision is the best and only responsible way forward,” executive director Rich Kenah said in a statement.The track club now plans a virtual event that will allow runners to experience some of the race’s traditions and compare their times with others who take part.last_img read more

England have to raise game for Australia series – Ashley Giles

first_imgENGLAND have to “raise their game” for a “hard and tough” Ashes series, says director of men’s cricket Ashley Giles.England won their first men’s World Cup at Lord’s this month but were bowled out for 85 against Ireland on their return to Test cricket.The hosts ultimately won by 143 runs but Giles said he hoped the Test had “given us a bit of a jolt”.“Against any Australian team in any form, you’ve got to raise your game,” the former England spinner said.Australia hold the Ashes after their 4-0 victory down under in 2018-19, but England have not lost a series on home soil since 2001.“We’ve had some criticism that we shouldn’t have played any of the guys who played in the World Cup final [against Ireland] but I look at it the other way – it was an opportunity for them to perhaps be shocked back into Test cricket,” Giles told BBC Sport.“There was undoubtedly a hangover, a little bit, from that World Cup win – the guys were mentally and physically tired.“It’s always concerning when you get bowled out cheaply. When you get out there, a lot of it will come down to your mental approach.”The first Test of the five-match Ashes series begins on Thursday at Edgbaston.England’s leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson, who missed the Ireland Test with a calf injury, was one of three players who took part in an optional training session on Monday.Anderson is expected to be fit for the Ashes opener, while England will make a decision on Jofra Archer, who has just returned from a side strain.Fast bowler Stuart Broad and batsman Jos Buttler were the other two players who took part in the session.England have struggled to find a consistent top-order partnership since Andrew Strauss retired in 2012, although captain Joe Root has said he has “no concerns” about his side’s batting.Australia have also struggled in English conditions – their recent warm-up match saw 32 wickets fall in two days – and Giles said the series was a big opportunity for batsmen on both sides.“There’s been a lot said about both bowling attacks but maybe a couple of batters will surprise people in this series,” he said.“When you get out there on Thursday, a lot of it will come down to your mental approach. I know from experience it does wear you mentally and physically.“You always want to play against an Australian team that plays this game hard and tough – that’s my experience of playing against Australia.“It’s tough competition; there’s a lot riding on this series. Expect it to be played tough, but it’s got to be played in the right way.”Former batsman Steve Waugh, who was captain when Australia last won the Ashes in England, said there will not be “any shrinking violets out there”.“We are brought up to play in a positive, aggressive manner and I don’t see that being any different,” said Waugh, who is a mentor to the current Australia side.“This side is going to be combative because that is the Australian way – but they know they can’t cross over the line.”What is the World Test Championship?The new World Test Championship begins with the first Ashes Test on Thursday.The top nine Test teams in the world are involved in the tournament, which sees 72 matches contested between August 2019 and June 2021.Each nation will play six series in the two-year period, three home and three away. Each series counts for 120 points.Points are on offer for every match in a series – meaning teams can still win points even after a series has been decided, giving teams more to play for in otherwise dead rubbers.In June 2021, the top two teams will then compete in the ICC World Test Championship final, which will be held in England.“Test cricket around the world has probably become a little bit marginalised,” Giles said.“Anything we can do to protect Test cricket, which is very important for us and should be for world cricket, is a great thing.”(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Tiger Woods Targets October Return to Golf

first_img“Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery.”Woods, now ranked 711 in the world, suggested he will compete in the Turkish Airlines Open in November and the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in December.He also plans to take part in the Tiger Woods Invitational on 10 and 11 October.“It could be a fun fall,” said Woods. “It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn’t rush it. But I missed competing.”Woods had a back operation in March 2014, another in September 2015 and a follow-up procedure to relieve discomfort.He missed the Masters in April 2016 for only the second time since his debut in 1995.Although he registered for the US Open in June, he pulled out a week before the tournament because he was not “physically ready”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods hopes to return to action in October after more than a year out with injury.The 40-year-old American has twice had back surgery since his last appearance, at the Wyndham Championship in August 2015.He is aiming to play in the Safeway Open in California starting on 13 October.“My hope is to have my game ready to go,” said former world number one Woods.“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do.last_img read more

‘Weatherman’ Daniels forecasted as 1st-day pick

first_imgThe weather is finally starting to clear up for former UW tight end Owen Daniels.After recently receiving his degree in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, Daniels will give up weather and enter the NFL Draft, where he is predicted to go in the first round.”It’s good that people are talking about me at least,” Daniels commented about the discussion of his name for the first round. “I had a couple of injuries this year and I did not exactly have the year I wanted to have, but I finished strong in the last couple of games we had, and that was good for me to do that. Hopefully, I’ll do well at the combine and put up good numbers there.”Daniels finished his final game in cardinal and white in style by scoring a touchdown in the first half at the Capital One Bowl against Auburn. Also during the game, ABC commentators gave Daniels a new moniker, “The Weatherman,” that will most likely follow him into the NFL.”It’s funny,” Daniels said about his new nickname. “It’s good for people who might be interested in a weather guy on TV. They got my name out there, that is for sure.”After Daniels finishes his football career, he plans to fall back on his degree and pursue a career in meteorology. The Weatherman has already had a number of appearances on local Madison TV stations this year.”These past [few] years, I would do weather reports for stations here in Madison, as well as game day forecasts, and they were putting them on TV and a lot of people were seeing that, so that’s good,” Daniels said.A lot of people also saw Daniels’ former teammate Brian Calhoun etch his name into the record books this season by accumulating 144 points and 348 rushing attempts, both UW school records.Like Daniels, Calhoun will also take his talents to the NFL Draft, something Daniels is looking forward too.”It’s exciting,” said Daniels, who caught four touchdowns and 22 passes in 2005. “These next four months are going to be pretty crazy, with workouts and the combine, and then being with teams and interviewing them up to Draft Day, but I’m looking forward to it.”According to About Football, Daniels is ranked seventh among tight ends entering the draft. Vernon Davis from Maryland, Marcedes Lewis from UCLA, Leonard Pope from Georgia, Anthony Fasano of Notre Dame, Dominique Byrd of USC and Joe Klopfenstein of Colorado are all ranked ahead of him.Whatever the case, whether Daniels goes high in the draft or not at all, the future looks sunny for the future Weatherman.last_img read more

Rose Bowl Preview: Wisconsin’s forgotten man ready to shine

first_imgComing into the 2010 season, John Clay was Wisconsin’s bona fide star.He was the 2009 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in rushing yards and touchdowns. He was the running back who dealt with some Heisman hype at the start of the season, the workhorse who was expected to carry the Badgers all year long.But Clay wasn’t the one scoring touchdown after touchdown as UW rode its running game to a conference title.No, Clay was watching his teammates pile up the points from the sideline while he nursed a knee injury.Sophomore Montee Ball is now the team leader in touchdowns with 17. True freshman James White is the team leader in rushing yards with 1,029.Clay is now looking up at those two backs on the depth chart.And when the Badgers take the field for their first possession at the Rose Bowl Jan. 1, Ball is expected to trot out with the first-team offense.“Right now, Montee would be our starting running back,” Bielema stated when he met with reporters Sunday. “John has to wait for a few other guys to get in. Montee’s playing as good of football as anybody. No question.”Earlier in the year, Clay was the one playing as good of football as anybody.In the days leading up to Wisconsin’s clash with then-No.1 ranked Ohio State, Clay and the Badgers were constantly reminded of an impressive streak. The Buckeyes came into Madison having gone 29 games without allowing a 100-yard rusher.That streak ended that night Madison.Clay put together one of his greatest performances, running for 104 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries against one of the best defenses in college football. He was explosive, he ran like a man with a purpose and the Badgers came away with a monumental 31-18 victory.The very next week in Iowa City, Clay was ready for his encore.Against one of the more talented defensive lines in the country, the 255-pound running back carried the ball a season-high 24 times and piled up 94 yards to go along with two trips to the endzone. He continuously fought through gang tackles and scored on a critical fourth-and-one conversion down in the red zone.The Badgers needed every inch, winning the game 31-30.Those were the two biggest wins of UW’s season. They were also Clay’s two best performances to date.But after a bye week to rest up and get healthy for the stretch run, injury struck. Clay suffered a sprained knee that sidelined him against Purdue. The junior missed the next two games, and in his absence, Ball and White put on a show.The two backup tailbacks ran for an astounding 665 yards and 11 touchdowns combined against Indiana and Michigan.All of a sudden, Clay became a non-factor. UW continued to dominate without him.Clay was healthy enough to return in the season finale against Northwestern, but he only saw four carries. Ball and White dominated, again leading UW to a 70-23 win that captured the Big Ten title.Was it frustrating to watch his teammates close out the season from the sideline? You bet.“It did get frustrating,” Clay said. “But I didn’t want to hinder the team with me not being 100 percent.”Sophomore center Pete Konz has dealt with injuries throughout his career, and he can relate to what Clay went through down the stretch.“You almost feel not a part of the success because your team is doing so well without you,” Konz explained. “It’s a hard feeling to shake off and you have to realize this is all about the team, it’s never about one person.”Still, Clay’s individual performances earlier in the year haven’t been forgotten by his teammates.They know how important he’s been to this team’s success.“Not to belittle our accomplishments at the end of the year, but those are games we felt we should have won. Against tougher teams like OSU and Iowa, Johnny was always there to pick us up,” Konz said. “He’s always the one to say ‘Hey, I’m going to get these extra yards even if I have to go through two people’. That’s the kind of leadership you need that the younger backs are still developing.”As UW prepares for TCU, Clay is preparing to make an impact when his team needs him most, in the Granddaddy of Them All.The Horned Frogs bring the No.1 ranked defense to Pasadena, and TCU is allowing less than 90 yards per game on the ground.TCU presents a daunting challenge, and running backs coach John Settle is glad to have his talented backfield back at full strength, with Clay doing his best to wear down TCU’s defensive front.“The knee injury is healed up, he’s been doing some extra work after practice and to get him back with the physicality he plays with will only help us,” Settle said. “I have no doubt that he will show up on one of the biggest stages he’s ever played on.”Clay is planning to do just that.“I’m feeling really good and I’m anxious to get back out there,” Clay said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been out in the huddle with the guys, grinding the ball out and playing our kind of football.”Clay has been waiting patiently for his chance to help his team, and now that opportunity comes at the Rose Bowl against college football’s top statistical defense.The stage is set for UW’s star running back to once again shine in the spotlight.“I’m looking forward to challenge. You live for these moments,” Clay said. “A game with this kind of environment and everybody is going to be watching us… I’m just really looking forward to showing everyone what I can do.”last_img read more

Syracuse, West Virginia representatives ring opening bell at New York Stock Exchange Thursday

first_img Related Stories ‘It was a defining moment’: Former players reflect on 2010 Pinstripe Bowl victoryMarrone announces punishments for Spruill, Rene; Spruill to miss ‘significant’ portion of Pinstripe BowlRunning back Ameen-Moore, tight end Beaulieu suspended for Pinstripe BowlSyracuse prepares to slow down West Virginia’s prolific passing attack in penultimate Pinstripe Bowl practiceWest Virginia center Madsen ruled academically ineligible for Pinstripe Bowl Published on December 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman NEW YORK – Standing on the platform overlooking the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Ryan Nassib saw all the numbers and figures he learned about for more than four years. The screens across the floor looked complex, but the Syracuse quarterback had at least an idea of what they meant.“It’s weird, you learn about this in class all four years and then you show up and you’re here,” Nassib said. “It’s actually really cool.”Along with other representatives from West Virginia and Syracuse, including SU head coach Doug Marrone and Athletic Director Daryl Gross, Nassib rang the opening bell promptly at 9:30 a.m. as a part of the festivities leading up to the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29. The hustle and bustle on the floor paused briefly to watch Nassib and Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith start the day’s trading.Nassib, a finance and accounting major, said he spent summers interning at an investment brokerage firm in Syracuse during his time as an undergrad. He said that experience gave him some familiarity when he looked at the hundreds of screens across the floor on Wednesday, but he didn’t know what they meant as well as he used to.Marrone said he watched the faces of the players when they walked onto the floor and took in the “shock” of the experience. The Orange head coach said it’s an experience he’ll look back on someday and appreciate even more.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Not many people get this opportunity to be on the floor and watch them ring the opening bell,” Marrone said, “and really to see what goes on at the No. 1 financial place in the world.”Syracuse left tackle Justin Pugh also represented Syracuse, and at one point walked over to one of the terminals to look at all the figures on the screens. He asked the trader working at the station what they meant, while the trader asked Pugh about playing in the Pinstripe Bowl.West Virginia’s explosive quarterback Smith said he always heard about the stock market in the mornings while he got ready for school, but never really knew what it meant. He knows more about it now, but the chance to start the markets for the day made it all much more meaningful.“To be here is actually a surreal experience, I’m really enjoying it,” Smith said. “To be up there on that podium ringing that bell, it’s one I’ll carry with me for a lifetime.”Just before the ringing of the opening bell, several traders started a “Let’s go Mountaineers” chant, while others grabbed their cellphones and took photos of the Syracuse and West Virginia contingents.As soon the bell rang, though, the chaos on the floor grew even more intense as business began.“I keep looking up at the screens and trying to figure out what’s going on,” West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey said. “This is all new to me so I’m not sure what’s going on.”Marrone, who was born and raised in the Bronx, said being able to ring the opening bell and having Syracuse’s players on such a national stage can help with recruiting. For now, though, he took in the experience, one even a native New Yorker can appreciate.Said Marrone: “I think it goes back to things you might’ve been taking for granted when you’re raised here.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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