Good will is not dead in Rotterdam

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI’m so happy that good will is not dead. For many years my neighbor has cleaned the property for me and I’m grateful. While there was much traffic on my street due to a local fire, much to my amazement one young gentleman parked his car, got out and offered to finish shoveling. When I asked his name, he said “Chris,” which was my dad’s name, and that he owned Cusato’s Pizzeria on Altamont Avenue.While he finished shoveling, I spoke with his wife and daughter who were waiting patiently in the car and thanked them for their patience and Christmas kindness.He absolutely refused any payment and offered to send help if I would just call him and said I reminded him of his “nonna” (grandma).All I could offer were my grateful prayers and “Merry Christmas.” Truly, the spirit of Christmas giving goes on in this young business man of Rotterdam. Buon Natale.Helena CalvanoRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Rotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Writer doesn’t get what coddling is

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Feb. 25 column, “Stop telling parents not to coddle their children. You wouldn’t like the alternative”: Peter Birkenhead is living in a vacuum.He seems to believe there is no such thing as coddling. Using a seat belt in a car, or a helmet on a bike; that is not coddling. Telling a child to be careful on a swing is not coddling. But telling a child that even though they lost the game that they’re winners — that’s coddling.Telling the child that when he/she fails in school that he/she shouldn’t be held back a grade or shouldn’t graduate — that’s coddling.Permitting a child to have an i-phone — that’s coddling. Allowing a child to play video games for hours — that’s coddling. Not addressing school problems or misbehavior — that’s coddling. Giving a child medication when he or she misbehaves — that’s coddling. Not sitting down to dinner as a family without the TV on — that’s coddling.Should I go on?VIRGINIA GRANEYGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Helena Morrissey steps down as chief executive at Newton IM

first_imgThe company said that, in that new role, Morrissey would continue to be an adviser to Newton and represent it and its parent BNY Mellon Investment Management in the financial services sector.For now, Smits has been appointed to Newton’s board of directors in addition to becoming its chief executive designate.Smits’s most recent job has been that of CIO at Adams Street Partners, where she was also a member of the executive committee.Newton said Smits would be based in London and “actively involved in managing Newton’s business and focus on expanding its presence in key growth markets”.Harris said the company was extremely thankful to Morrissey for her contributions as chief executive.“Under Helena’s leadership, Newton has developed into a globally recognised asset manager and valuable BNY Mellon investment boutique, with strong investment performance across real return, fixed income, multi-asset, global and equity income strategies, along with a market-leading responsible investment proposition, all driven by the firm’s team-based investment approach,” he said.Morrissey said the time was right for her to move on to the next phase of her career.“I am looking forward to assisting Hanneke over the coming months while also continuing my roles with the Investment Association and the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board, among others,” she said.Morrissey is leaving her role as chief executive immediately, and Smits will take up the full chief executive role in due course, subject to FCA approval. Newton Investment Management has announced its long-time chief executive Helena Morrissey is stepping down from the top management role and will be replaced by Hanneke Smits.Mitchell Harris, chief executive of Newton’s parent BNY Mellon Investment Management, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Hanneke to Newton’s board of directors and as chief executive officer designate.“She has deep investment knowledge, an impressive track record of developing senior leaders and investment professionals, and proven expertise growing a global firm across developed and emerging markets.”Morrissey will become chair of the non-executive board of directors after stepping down from the chief executive role.last_img read more

AIIB, Amundi launch framework for ‘holistic’ climate change approach

first_imgA spokesperson for Amundi explained that the ambition for the framework is that it sets the benchmark for climate investing strategies looking to align themselves with the Paris Agreement, adding that the initiative would be continuously evolving.AIIB president Jin Liqun said: “In launching this framework today, we and our partners show our commitment to playing an important role in the battle against climate change, by contributing to strengthening market capacity and driving the green agenda in Asia.”A $500m (€417m) Asia Climate Bond Portfolio that the AIIB launched last year is to serve as a working model and investment case for the new framework, application of which is intended to reach all types of issuers and sectors of an economy.Encourage emergence of A-listersAccording to the AIIB and Amundi, by implementing the framework, investors could engage with so-called “B-list” issuers to boost their climate change-related credentials to “A-list” status.In a working paper, they said the cumulative number of B-list issuers engaged to enter the A-list stood as the main proxy for measuring the framework’s success and annual impact, while additional impact indicators depended on the financial instruments in a strategy’s investment universe.“The philosophy is to encourage the emergence of climate champions by highlighting the business model of top performers”Yves Perrier, CEO, AmundiSpeaking during a Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) virtual conference this morning, Yves Perrier, CEO of Amundi, said the point of the new framework was not to “point fingers” at certain issuers or sectors, but that its philosophy was “to encourage the emergence of climate champions by highlighting the business model of top performers”.One of the benefits of the framework, according to AIIB and Amundi, is that it would enable investors from developed markets to channel capital towards emerging markets, “where the challenge of a low-carbon, climate resilient transition is greatest”.Aside from the framework’s “extra-financial impact”, AIIB and Amundi said investors could expect portfolios aligned with it to potentially benefit from future repricing of climate change risk in capital markets in the long-term.“An investment strategy targeting both A and B list issuers should be more resilient to climate change risk and more exposed to opportunities not yet priced in by the market,” they said.Sean Kidney, CEO at the CBI, which has endorsed the AIIB and Amundi framework, said: “Action on climate means action on investment and private sector involvement to create green capital markets. With this framework, AIIB and Amundi are laying a new foundation for the development and growth of climate finance and transition investment in the region.” CBI, CS transition bond frameworkThe launch of the AIIB-Amundi framework comes a day after the CBI and Credit Suisse launched a white paper presenting a framework for identifying credible Paris-aligned transition pathways for companies.The aim is to support the rapid growth of a market for transition bonds, an emerging concept and label for bonds that do not meet green bond market standards but are issued by qualifying companies in high emitting sectors whose evolution is seek as key to delivering on the goals of the Paris Agreement.The idea behind establishing a framework, as proposed by CBI and Credit Suisse, is to give investors confidence that transactions labelled as transition transactions are credible – not greenwash.Asked about the relationship between the CBI and Credit Suisse whitepaper and the Amundi and AIIB framework, the Amundi spokesperson told IPE both initiatives had the same motivation, in that every corner of the economy had to undergo a low carbon transition for the Paris Agreement goals to be met.The spokesperson added: “As with green bonds, such transition bonds are an interesting way for issuers to signal to investors that they are starting to replace carbon intensive activities with more efficient activities on their balance sheet.“From the point of [our] framework, there is the question of what we would consider as an allowable intermittent technology but this would also need to be coupled with strict issuer level commitments to using such intermittent technologies only temporarily to help their low-carbon transition.“On top of that, the issuer must be making strides in adaptation and resilience to climate change.”“We see transition bonds as being a significant game changer in terms of broadening the universe of issuers who can begin to transition towards sustainability.”Marisa Drew, chief sustainability officer and global head of sustainability strategy, finance and advisory at Credit SuisseIn their paper, CBI and Credit Suisse set out five principles for an ambitious transition, according to which all goals and pathways would need to:Align with zero carbon by 2050 and nearly halving emissions by 2030;Be led by scientific experts and not be entity- or country-specific;Be sure that credible transition goals and pathways don’t count offsets;Include an assessment of current and expected technologies which can be used to determine a decarbonization pathway;Be backed by operating metrics rather than a commitment or pledge.Marisa Drew, chief sustainability officer and global head of sustainability strategy, finance and advisory at Credit Suisse, said: “While much of the focus on the capital markets has rightly been on green and sustainability bonds, we see transition bonds as being a significant game changer in terms of broadening the universe of issuers who can begin to transition towards sustainability.”This paper represents an important milestone in the development of the sustainable finance markets and one which helps us all transition to a low-carbon economy.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Amundi have launched a climate change investment framework that they say is pioneering because it seeks to “holistically assess climate change risks and opportunities in line with the three objectives of the Paris Agreement at the issuer-level”.They said the framework translated these objectives into fundamental investment metrics, “equipping investors with a new tool to assess an issuer’s level of alignment with climate change mitigation, adaptation, and low-carbon transition objectives”. According to the two organisations, current efforts to mobilise private capital to respond to climate change lacked such a holistic approach.Equity capital markets currently focussed on thematic funds and commonly faced strong sector bias, they said, while low-carbon indexes had a pronounced focus on mitigation efforts and, in fixed income, green bonds did not consider exposure to climate investment risks and opportunities from the viewpoint of an issuer’s entire balance sheet.last_img read more

AquaTrojans Middle School Swim Team Makes It 30 In A Row

first_img30 wins in a row for the SDMS AquaTrojans!!!SDMS defeated Centerville Junior High on Tuesday with the boys winning 141-28 and the girls winning 132-45.Individual winners include:  Mackenzie Schantz-200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly; Grace Crane-200 IM, 500 Freestyle; Nick Weber-200 IM, 100 Backstroke; Grace Lyness-50 Free; Jackson Ketcham-50 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle; Ray Krider-100 Butterfly; Matthew Badinghaus-100 Freestyle; Jordan Marro-100 Breaststroke; andDonnie Blanton-100 BreaststrokeSDMS also won all 6 relays. Great win for the Trojans.SDMS has one more home meet on Monday against South Dearborn. Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

FG to Bash Ali: We’ll have nothing to do with your fight

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FG sensitises stakeholders on safe school reopening template Osinbajo engages APC Social Media Influencers on hate speech The Federal Government has foreclosed any involvement in the novelty boxing match, Guinness World Boxing Project, being promoted by former World Cruiserweight Champion, Bash Ali, with assertion that the proposed bout falls under the purview of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, being a professional category that is purely a business concern.The government distanced itself from the fight in a series of documents and correspondence with Bash Ali, who has now been informed through his lawyer, B.O. Nafagha & Co, to refrain from acts that interfere with the activities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, where the former World Cruiserweight Champion has been pressuring officials to endorse the fight. Ali has now lost the ability to coerce the Ministry into supporting the novelty bout as it was found to have acted on instruction from the Presidency, which had directed that it should not interfere in a matter over which another organization has jurisdiction.The situation has been made worse recently when the boxer showed up at the Ministry with a bag that he claimed contained N2 million, which he said was the balance left from a N15 million out of court settlement after paying his lawyers.Ali was advised to use the Remita platform if he was interested in making refunds to the government in line with the Treasury Single Account practice.A letter written to Ali’s lawyer read: “The Ministry under the directive of Mr. President in a letter, dated 10th March, 2020 made it clear that it is not the proper platform for your client to realize his pet project.“And as a final note I am directed to advise your client to restrain from engaging in any act capable of creating a difficult atmosphere for the Ministry and its staff to carry out their functions.” Tags: Federal GovernmentNigerian Boxing Board of ControlWorld Cruiserweightlast_img read more

The Latest: Women’s soccer league season opens in Belarus

first_img Associated Press The Latest: Women’s soccer league season opens in Belarus But Spadafora is still leaving open the possibility that teams can resume training if sports and government officials agree on a proper health protocol. He says resuming training “will have a positive effect on the possible resumption of the season.”Spadafora adds that if the protocol can’t be agreed on “the government will declare the end of the season.”___The French soccer league has launched a lottery to help raise funds for hospitals and medical staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.Fans have a chance to win a signed jersey in exchange for an online donation of 5 euros ($5.40) to the “Tous Unis contre le Virus” (All United against the Virus) campaign. Thousands of tests will be needed to complete the season. That has fueled criticism that the plan wastes resources. The vice president of Germany’s public health institute said last week testing should be focused on people who have symptoms or were linked to an outbreak.___Paris Saint-Germain says there is “nothing official” but didn’t deny that it was about to be declared French league champion.The French season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic and sports daily L’Équipe says on its website that a decision on the league standings was expected to be ratified by the LFP’s board of directors.The French government called off soccer and rugby leagues in the country on Tuesday and ended plans to resume. The top two divisions in French soccer had 10 rounds of matches left to play. PSG led second-place Marseille by 12 points and played one game less. Marseille stands to qualify directly for the Champions League while third-place Rennes would enter the qualifying rounds.___The Diamond League track meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, won’t happen as scheduled on Aug. 20.Organizers of the Athletissima say they are now looking at “alternative options and formats that could still be considered in order to offer athletes the possibility to compete.”Switzerland’s government has prohibited gatherings of more than 1,000 people until the end of August. French champion Paris Saint-Germain’s jersey is co-signed by Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani.Dimitri Payet was one of France’s best players when the team reached the 2016 European Championship final and he has signed the Marseille jersey. Houssem Aouar signed Lyon’s jersey.The French league says 2 million euros ($2.2 million) has already been raised through previous fundraising in French soccer.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The fight was initially scheduled for June 20 but was postponed. It could now be held on July 25.___Germany is beginning to roll out coronavirus testing at soccer clubs in the top two men’s leagues in the hope of resuming the season next month.The German league tells news agency DPA the tests will start immediately.The Bundesliga’s plan to resume in May rests on regular testing for players. That is likely to be before they resume full-team training and before each game.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A new women’s soccer season has started in Belarus after it was initially delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The season started with a game between Dynamo-BGUFK and the Belarus national under-19 team. The under-19 team competes in the league alongside club squads.Fans were allowed to attend the game for free but fewer than 100 were in the stands at the stadium in Minsk.Belarus is the only country in Europe playing professional soccer during the pandemic. The men’s league started last month and the women’s league had been scheduled to start on April 16 but was delayed by two weeks because of suspicions that players had contact with people who had the virus.Belarus national soccer federation spokesman Alexander Aleinik tells The Associated Press that “tests did not confirm the virus for any of the players.”___ Athletissima organizers say “it is currently impossible to allow a high number of people to gather in a confined area.”The first eight track meets on the Diamond League circuit have been postponed. Lausanne was the fifth in order of the seven left on the calendar.___The Italian sports minister says the government will create an economic safety net if it orders the Serie A soccer season to be shut down.Vincenzo Spadafora says if the season isn’t allowed to resume “we will assume responsibility so that soccer … has the least damage possible. Because it’s worth remembering that soccer is a big industry in our country.” April 30, 2020 British boxing’s governing body says it hopes fights can be staged from July.The British Boxing Board of Control says events would likely be held without fans initially and with an emphasis on “minimal numbers” of officials and broadcast personnel.Anyone at the events will have to have been in pre-fight quarantine and had tests for COVID-19. There will initially be a maximum of five contests in a show.The BBBofC says it continues to follow advice from government and medical authorities.The biggest fight that could take place in Britain in July is Anthony Joshua’s defense of his world heavyweight belts against Kubrat Pulev in London.last_img read more

Onuaku’s NCAA Tournament fate unknown after injuring knee in loss

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — Arinze Onuaku hobbled through the cement corridor just a few hundred feet from Syracuse’s locker room in Madison Square Garden.Wearing a blue cast that stretched from the middle of his right thigh to the top of his ankle, the Orange’s starting center dropped his head and leaned on his crutches as assistant coach Bernie Fine came by to offer consolation.It was his knee. Again.‘My crystal ball broke, so I can’t really tell you any specifics,’ SU team physician Irving Raphael said of Onuaku’s injury. ‘We are hoping it’s just a strain but tomorrow we’re getting an MRI that’s already scheduled, and it’s just not in anyone’s best interest to speculate now — how good or how bad.’Just 20 minutes beforehand, Onuaku experienced a horrifying fall with a little more than five minutes remaining in SU’s 91-84 loss in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament Thursday. Going up for a block against Georgetown center Greg Monroe, Onuaku stumbled on his return to the ground, falling to the floor, where he began writhing in pain and grabbing his right knee.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCurrently, Raphael said he’s ‘cautiously optimistic,’ calling the injury a strain around that right knee. Raphael did not rule out the possibility of it being Onuaku’s right quadriceps tendon — the same tendon that he injured on his left knee prior to his redshirt season in 2006-07.  With his slow, painful departure from the floor at the Garden Thursday went any sense of stability the Orange had inside. The Hoyas used Onuaku’s absence in their favor, abusing a handicapped Orange frontcourt in a crucial five-minute stretch that solidified the Georgetown victory.‘It was tough, especially to see a guy you really care about who’s been through multiple knee injuries like that writhing in pain on the floor. You don’t like to see that,’ SU senior guard Andy Rautins said. ‘We’re hoping for the best.’Georgetown’s leverage was evident in Austin Freeman, as the Hoya guard’s grin illuminated the Jumbotron following a pair of his 18 total points. With Onuaku out, the Orange extended its zone into a full-court press. But Freeman, acting as the gunner, was able to beat his defender each time, catch the inbounds pass in stride and glide to the rim without a big man in the paint to stop him.Onuaku was gone, and forward Rick Jackson was in foul trouble trying to pick up the slack. SU was at a loss to find a stopgap solution.  ‘He’s a big guy,’ sophomore forward Kris Joseph said of Onuaku. ‘He creates a lot of things for us in the middle on defense and on offense. He covers a lot of that paint, so we were definitely at a slight disadvantage in the game.’In a game where the Orange was already susceptible to the Hoyas on the inside, things became progressively worse in a frantic final stretch where Syracuse was trying desperately to get back in the game.Missed SU shots were immediately gobbled up by the Hoyas’ frontcourt, preventing Syracuse from obtaining any second-chance points. On the other end of the floor, Georgetown continually fed its forwards and lived off points from subsequent free throws.‘When teams find some of your weaknesses I think they just try and go off of that and they did a good job of that today,’ Jackson said. ‘Usually we keep it out of there but it was just tough keeping the ball out of there today.’After the game, Onuaku’s teammates were left to play doctor and fill in the blanks without a clear-cut answer.  On one hand, they’ve overcome injuries within their starting core before. But with the NCAA Tournament a little more than a week away, there was no blueprint to handle this.  ‘Even when I was just watching Syracuse basketball, (Onuaku) goes down but he gets right back up,’ Joseph said. ‘And when he stayed down for that long it was kind of rolling around holding his knee. …Yeah.’ Published on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm ctorr@syr.edulast_img read more

Spence swinging away for Badgers

first_imgWisconsin junior Molly Spence was recently named the Big Ten Player of the Week after batting .529 during last weekend’s Wolfpack Classic in Reno, Nev. In the Badgers five games in the tournament, Spence blasted four home runs and 10 RBI’s.[/media-credit]Wisconsin junior Molly Spence had one of the best weekends a player can even imagine.She was awarded the Big Ten Player of the Week after her amazing performance at the Wolf Pack Softball Classic as she belted four home runs and drove in 10 runs over the weekend.On top of all of the other stats, she has hit for an astounding .529 batting average over the past five games.“[Receiving the award] is awesome,” Spence said. “It is something I never thought would happen. Especially coming from last year, it’s been a really long, hard process. But I have had the support of my coaches, my teammates and the medical staff from the beginning. Without each and every single person, I couldn’t have done it, and my teammates are crucial to that.”Over the weekend, Spence’s offense was crucial to the team. Even when she was not getting hits, she was still able to drive in runs with sacrifice flies.In their last game, Wisconsin (10-7) defeated Nevada (8-20) by a score of 7-1 while Spence blasted two home runs and drove in four runs.Spence’s play sparked the team to many victories as the Wisconsin softball team won four out of the five games they played this week.“I just played the game,” said Spence. “I don’t think there was much going through my head. Just get in the zone. Play the game like I know how. Just try to help the team out.”On top of all of the on-field accomplishments, Spence is one of the leaders in the locker room.“She gives us the kind of leadership we need as a program,” coach Yvette Healy said. “I think that the upperclassmen leadership is really important to a group as young and trying to build towards a championship as this team is.”Spence has also been one of the leaders offensively for the Badgers this year, as well as being named Offensive MVP of the team as a freshman.“It is definitely noticeable when she is not in the lineup,” Healy said. “She is a big student athlete and spends a lot of time in the weight room and just being as strong as she can be.“When she’s swinging well, she is definitely an intimidating young woman up there. Having her there really makes everyone around her better. When players are scared to pitch to her, everyone around her hits better.”Not everything has been easy for Spence, as the junior has made her return this season from an injury that sidelined her for the entire 2011 season.“It’s a continuous process,” Spence said. “I can’t say that I am completely healed, but I’m well enough to be playing.”“Molly is a special student athlete,” said Healy. “She was out all of last year injured. Even this fall and winter she has spent a lot of time rehabbing and playing through pain and injury. She is a student athlete where things haven’t come easy to her, but she is extremely talented.”Spence has shown that she is a strong person through all of the difficulties of the past year. She says the main key to her success is continuing to work hard.“I think it would have been easy for me to just give up after last year,” said Spence. “I had support from every single person in my life to continue to play, and my teammates really helped me and pushed me along the way.”She hopes to continue her hot streak this coming weekend as the team travels to California for the Gaucho Classic to play five more games.The injury has changed the perspective of the game of softball for her as well.“It’s really made me appreciate the game more,” Spence said. “Sometimes you get to the point where you don’t want to go to practice or play, but sitting out and watching my team play for a year made me want to be back on the field so much more. It has made me love the game in a whole new way.”last_img read more

Eric Dungey delivers fitting end to historic career in Camping World Bowl

first_img Comments Published on December 29, 2018 at 12:25 am Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 ORLANDO, Fla.— Eric Dungey scrambled right but he couldn’t escape the rush. He flipped his back to the line of scrimmage, normally a cardinal sin of a quarterback. Not for Dungey. As he came out of his spin-o-rama, with two defenders dragging him down, he flicked a pass to Moe Neal. What looked like more than a 15-yard loss, turned into a 42-yard reception that set up the final touchdown of Syracuse’s 34-18 win over West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl.“When it comes to Eric Dungey, the tall tales are true,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “The stories are true. You know, we’re going to be telling them for a very long time and after ten or 15 years, people are going to be calling bologna cheese.”On Friday in Camping World Stadium, the senior quarterback left with a curtain call reminiscent of his four-year act. He was the quarterback who turned the ball over deep in his own territory. He ran on plays far from the first down marker and took sacks that could’ve been throwaways. For one of the most prolific playmakers to play for Syracuse, it has always been a sacrifice of unspeakable errors to relish in unthinkable accomplishments.Dungey, the Camping World Bowl most valuable player, led Syracuse to four straight scoring drives to start the second half. He threw a textbook back shoulder fade to Trishton Jackson for a touchdown on a 3rd-and-11 and finished with 303 yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions. As he triumphantly walked off the field one final time, Syracuse’s all-time leading passer looked every bit the part of the program hero that led the Orange to its winningest season since 2001. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I mean, that’s one way to go out, I’d say,” Dungey said. “And I think the senior class, they deserve it. We have been through a lot.”More CoverageSuperlatives from Syracuse’s 34-18 Camping World Bowl win over West VirginiaSyracuse defeats West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl to cap first 10-win season since 2001Fast reaction: Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 34-18 win over West Virginia In 2015, a Terrell Hunt injury sprung him into a starting role. He spent the next three seasons providing sparks with rushing and passing yard totals combining to 7,711 yards. Still, he took his lumps, throwing 21 interceptions and missing the final three games of each season due to injury. In many ways, Dungey’s 2018 campaign, which ended with him holding or tied for 20 school records, was a microcosm of his career. He started the year with dominant rushing performances, skidded through a turnover-plagued stretch and had his job security questioned only to finish the season playing in Syracuse’s first bowl appearance since 2013. “He means so much to this university, he means so much to us,” senior linebacker Ryan Guthrie said. “He’ll go down in the history books here…(he’s) the best competitor I’ve ever been around in my life. You see him take blows out there. You see him pop right back up.”In his last hoorah on Friday night, Dungey threw the passes he’ll be remembered for. On the team’s first scoring drive, he stepped up in the pocket to evade the first rusher. With a substantial step forward bringing momentum, he slung the ball around 50 yards down near the goal line. Jamal Custis came back to the pass and caught it as he was tackled at the three yard-line.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerFor spurts those passes were the turnovers. The first interception came on a screen, in which a Mountaineers’ rusher made contact with Dungey just after the snap. Dungey stiff-armed him, ran loose and hauled a pass to Custis on the sideline. But Custis wasn’t alone and what looked like a broken play from the start ended in an interception as a WVU defensive back sniffed out the screen. In the second half, as Dungey seemed to do on a regular basis for the past four seasons, he played differently. He hit Sean Riley and Nykeim Johnson on crossing routes over the middle for chunk gains. A play-action fake led to a 26-yard tight end pop pass to Aaron Hackett. In all, he connected on throws of more than 15 yards with seven receivers. The most Dungey-like of them all being the pass to Neal which led to Orange’s final score. “The guy is amazing and he has the heart of a lion,” Babers said.Postgame, when the time came for the most obvious yet daunting question of the evening — to reflect on his career— Dungey couldn’t respond. How could he? It seemed unfathomable for the man who led the resurgence of Syracuse football to summarize the ups and downs of three 4-8 seasons and one 10-win season in a sentence. Instead, as he looked up and the memories and magnitude of the moment clearly raced through his mind, he cried. “I’m going to get grief for crying, man,” Dungey said, “but I’ve been through a lot here. “I’m just—all I can say, I’m very thankful.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more