Cornerback Cordy steps in after injuries to secondary, records 1st career interception

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse PITTSBURGH — Antwan Cordy didn’t try and pretend to be something he’s not.After seeing his most action of the season and playing a bulk of the second half due to upper-body injuries to Julian Whigham and Corey Winfield and Wayne Morgan still out, the freshman cornerback said he was both exhausted and overwhelmed.But he did seize his opportunity in a game that Syracuse head Scott Shafer said would be a good chance to look at the Orange’s younger players.“I felt like I came out and did what I had to do,” Cordy said after Syracuse lost to Pittsburgh, 30-7, on Saturday. “I just wanted to show that I can be a true freshman.”On a night when the Orange (3-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) couldn’t do much against the Panthers (5-6, 3-4), Cordy gave a quick look into the secondary’s future with his fill-in performance at Heinz Field. He intercepted a pass at the end of the first half to keep Pittsburgh from burying SU early, and collected four total tackles, the most of any cornerback.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was happy for Antwan Cordy,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “He did a nice job in the kicking game for us, kind of an unsung hero, and when Winfield and Whigham went down with upper-body injuries, he got thrown in there and they went right at him, just like they always do.“They went right at the young corner and he did a nice job, which was good to see.”SU sophomore quarterback Mitch Kimble had just been intercepted by linebacker Bam Bradley and the Panthers had 32 seconds to stretch its lead to 24 points before the half.Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik dropped back and looked for wideout Dontez Ford in the left corner of the end zone, but Cordy knocked the ball out of Ford’s hands and snatched it out of the air while tapping his feet inside the white chalk.He came out of the half lining up on the opposite side of Brandon Reddish as SU’s second cornerback.With less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Voytik gift wrapped Cordy’s second interception of the game with Pittsburgh marching deep into SU territory. But the pass hit Cordy’s chest and then the Heinz Field grass, leaving the freshman face down on the field before Chris Blewitt came on to hit a 31-yard field goal to give the Panthers a 20-7 lead.But as a whole, there was more growing than growing pains.“I was honestly thinking about scoring and took my eyes off it,” Cordy said. “But I think it was my only real big mistake of the night.” Commentslast_img read more

USC locks down amid Ferguson protests

first_img Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan For more photos and videos, visit our gallery here.The USC campus was briefly put on lockdown Monday night following a large contingent of protesters marching near the university on Figueroa Street. The demonstrators were protesting following a Missouri grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.The campus lockdown occurred from roughly 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All university gates were closed, and students were not allowed to enter or exit campus.The protest began in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles after the grand jury decision was announced at approximately 6:30 p.m.  Dept. of Public Safety Captain Ed Palmer and Chief John Thomas were in attendance monitoring the situation prior to the grand jury announcement.“Captain Palmer and I, we both were at Leimert Park. The crowd was peaceful protesting, and they decided to walk,” Thomas said. “It just got bigger, a lot bigger.”As the protest grew, it marched in the direction of USC. The demonstrations eventually reached the southeast border of campus at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street shortly before 10 p.m.DPS had prior preparations to conduct a modified closure of campus if demonstrators approached the university, according to Deputy Chief David Carlisle. Thomas also mentioned that extra officers were dispatched around campus in order to prevent potential vandalism and trespassing of campus grounds.Some students who were stuck on campus expressed discontent with the lockdown.“I thought it was pretty frustrating because it was a peaceful protest and they were locking us down on campus as a form of protection,” said Jennifer Binley, a senior majoring in international relations who was in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center when the lockdown began. “I thought it was kind of ridiculous because it’s going to be an important part of our history and the fact they weren’t letting us see it or even let us participate was frustrating.”But not all students were kept from the march. Passing protesters were heard chanting “out of the dorms and into the streets” as they passed nearby off-campus apartments, and some USC students joined the demonstration. One student participant, Jon Sine, said he was there to demonstrate unity with the marchers.“I’m tired of police brutality, and I want to show solidarity,” Sine said, who is a junior majoring in political economy. “This isn’t a one race issue, this is an issue for all within the United States.”As of press time at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 24, the protesters had moved to the Interstate 110 freeway.Jordyn Holman and Joseph Chen contributed to this report.last_img read more

NBC HIRING LILLY SINGH AS A LATE NIGHT HOST IS A VERY

first_imgAdvertisement Yahoo Finance‘$65,000 PER SPONSORED YOUTUBE POST’: LILLY SINGH MADE A TON BEFORE HER LATE NIGHT GIGNow that she’s landed her own show on NBC, YouTuber Lilly Singh’s star is shining brighter than ever. Even before becoming the first woman of colour to host a late night talk show on a major U.S. network, ‘Superwoman’ has been making a lot of money online.The Canadian social media phenom is worth an estimated $16 million. She amassed much of that fortune through YouTube, where she has over 14 million subscribers.Advertisements and subscriptions are the keys to make money posting videos on YouTube. YouTube says how much content creators get paid depends on factors like ad format mix, number of ads served, seasonality, and the overall market. READ MOREBYE BYE CARSON DALY, HELLOOOOOOOO LILLY SINGH!Scarborough’s very own IISuperwomanII has been tapped by NBC to take over its 1:35 a.m. late night talk show slot this September, making her the first woman ever to host such a program on one of America’s Big 4 networks and the first woman of colour with her own late night show.Singh, who’s gone from hilarious YouTuber to legitimate (and wildly successful) global pop culture icon over the past decade, announced the news last night on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” READ MORE Login/Register With: Advertisement YOUTUBE STAR LILLY SINGH SET TO BECOME FIRST BISEXUAL LATE-NIGHT HOSTWhen “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” debuts in September, Singh is expected to be the only woman and only LGBTQ person hosting a late-night show on broadcast TV.YouTube star Lilly Singh, a vlogger with more than 14 million subscribers on the popular social platform, will be taking over the NBC late-night slot currently held by Carson Daly. When her show, “A Little Late With Lilly Singh,” debuts in September, she is expected to be the only woman and only LGBTQ person hosting a late-night show on one of the big four broadcast networks.Singh, 30, made the big announcement Thursday during an appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Advertisement Facebook “Your girl is getting her own NBC late-night show,” Singh told the audience, which erupted with applause. “And to clarify, it’s not Jimmy’s slot.” READ MOREcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment YES! So awesome congrats!— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 15, 2019She dropped the announcement on the Tonight Show on Thursday night , telling Jimmy Fallon that her new show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will be replacing Last Call with Carson Daly starting in September. That makes her the only woman hosting a late night show on a major network, and the only woman of colour hosting a major late night show on television. She’ll also be executive producing the show alongside her friend Polly Auritt, who heads her production company Unicorn Island Productions, Variety reports. READ MORENBC TAPS LILLY SINGH TO REPLACE CARSON DALY IN LATE NIGHTLilly Singh, who first amassed fame as a YouTube star, has been tapped to replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC’s 1:35 a.m. talk show.The retitled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will launch in September, and as noted by NBC, will make her the only female to currently host a late-night talk show on one of the Big 4 networks.“A Little Late” will feature Singh conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other “signature elements.” READ MORE attends the Seventh Biennial UNICEF Ball: Los Angeles on April 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Started from Scarborough and now she’s ?Massive respect to Lilly Singh, one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.Fly, @IISuperwomanII, fly https://t.co/83QVxB1RPb— Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff) March 15, 2019 NBC HIRING LILLY SINGH AS A LATE NIGHT HOST IS A VERY BIG DEALThe Canadian YouTube star will become the only queer woman of color hosting a late night show on a major network.There’s no TV format that screams “America will never change” quite like late night shows. Huge swaths of the country settle down nightly with mostly straight white men who tell us how to process a crazy day of news, each show with practically the same format and set design. But now, Lilly Singh, a bisexual Indian Canadian YouTuber, is breaking barriers as NBC’s new late night host. And she has everyone from Kehlani to Nick Jonas rooting for her.GO OFF QUEEN! CONGRATS!!!!— Kehlani (@Kehlani) March 15, 2019 Twitterlast_img read more