Longtime Gamble House Director and Author Named Honorary Member of American Institute of Architects

first_img Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People Longtime Gamble House Director and Author Named Honorary Member of American Institute of Architects STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, February 12, 2021 | 1:28 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Herbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 51 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Longtime Gamble House Director and CEO and author Edward “Ted” Bosley, pictured in a photo provided by the American Institute of Architects.Longtime Director and CEO of the historic Gamble House in Pasadena Edward “Ted” Bosley has been named an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, the organization announced Friday.Bosley was among three people nationwide honored with the recognition for his “exemplary service to the architecture profession,” the AIA said in a written statement.“Honorary AIA Membership is conferred upon individuals who have made notable contributions to the advancement of the architecture profession but are not otherwise eligible for AIA membership,” according to the statement.“In order to be considered for honorary membership, candidates must meet a host of criteria. Additionally, candidates must be nominated by a member of the AIA Board of Directors, Strategic Council, chapter leadership, or Knowledge Communities,” it continued. “Nominations are subject to the review and consideration of a jury.”Bosely served as director and CEO of the Gamble House under University of Southern California ownership from 1992 through 2019, when he went on to form the Gamble House Conservancy.He authored the book “Greene and Greene,” delving into the storied architecture firm, in 2000. It “remains the definitive documentation of the firm’s work,” according to the AIA statement.“For nearly 50 years, Edward “Ted” Bosley, Hon. AIA, has vigorously promoted the importance of architecture through his preservation efforts, his teaching endeavors, and the tours he has led both at home and abroad,” the statement said. “His keen interest in the Arts and Crafts movement and the work of Greene & Greene has helped inject architecture into the context of American culture while broadening access to the firm’s influential work. In everything he does, Bosley treats architecture with the careful consideration of a practitioner and has positioned himself as one of the profession’s critical assets and allies.”Bosley was named an honorary member of the AIA Pasadena in 1997, according to the national organization.“Recognizing that a well-preserved landmark is meaningless unless it engages with its community and visitors through inspired interpretation, Bosley has instilled the importance of The Gamble House in more than 600 volunteer docents, countless elementary and high school students, and 25,000 annual visitors,” the statement said.“Though not an architect, his depth of knowledge and ability to engage with the greater public advances the profession in meaningful and measurable ways,” according to the AIA statement. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The way of the sword

first_imgDuring Wintersession 2016, the Harvard-Radcliffe Kendo Club (HRKC) offered a three-day kendo crash course called “Introduction to Japanese Sword Fighting.”One of the oldest collegiate kendo clubs in North America, HRKC is composed of undergraduates, graduate students, and other Harvard affiliates. During the Wintersession course, participants learned basic forms and techniques, and had an opportunity to engage in sparring. The concept of kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the principles of the katana.The equipment used in modern kendo includes the shinai, a mock bamboo sword, and bogu, or protective armor. The bogu protects the head (men), the torso (do), the hands and wrists (kote), and the groin area (tare). There are four basic strikes in kendo: strikes to the men, strikes to the kote, strikes to the do, and thrusts to the throat (tsuki). In order to be considered successful, an attack must be powerful, graceful, and spirited, according to the club’s website.Their women’s head coach is Kaori Ota, 4th dan, and the men’s head coach is Professor Fumio Ueda, 7th dan kyoshi.The club’s first practice for spring semester is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Jan. 28., at the Malkin Athletic Center, second floor mezzanine. Equipment is provided.last_img read more

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 2016 Summer Concert Lineup

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Embed from Getty Images By Kate NalepinskiThe Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 2016 summer concert series has a strong, diverse lineup this season that features big name pop stars to classic rockers and alternatives in between. As of early June, tickets are still available for every show, with one exception. Janet Jackson had announced on Sept. 10, 2015 her plans to play Jones Beach on June 25—the first artist to publicly commit to a 2016 concert at the venue—but she’s postponed her tour after getting pregnant. Here’s a preview of this summer’s shows at the Jones Beach amphitheater:KTUphoriaThe Jones Beach summer season kicks off with media frontrunner KTU’s lineup of pop and alternative artists, including Pitbull, Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Mike Posner, The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha. You can’t say this group has a common genre but there’s certainly something for everyone. Whether alternative listeners are interested in DJ duo The Chainsmokers, best known for their 2014 hit single “selfie,” or sultry, Spanish-hit lovers are waiting to hear Enrique Iglesias, all will be pleased by the artistic mix. All ticket-holders are invited to the Pregame, an official pre-party celebration before the concert. $25-$199. 7 p.m. June 4.Lynyrd Skynyrd / Peter FramptonLynyrd Skynyrd’s newest studio album release, Last Of A Dyin’ Breed, set the band on the road for yet another national tour with what is sure to be a breathtaking live performance on Long Island. Don’t worry, they’ll play their greatest hits, including “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” This summer Peter Frampton, famous for his hugely selling double-live album of 1976, and his chops as a rock-n-roll hero from Humble Pie, joins Lynyrd Skynyrd on the bill. $20-$125. 7 p.m. June 5.Peter Frampton (Facebook)BLI Summer JamA flawless array of hipster hits and radio jams joins forces for the BLI Summer Jam. Featuring artists such as Meghan Trainor (“Dear Future Husband”), Iggy Azalea (“Fancy”), Fifth Harmony (“Work From Home”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away”) and Troye Sivan (“Wild”), this concert is something that shouldn’t be missed. Also performing will be Shaggy, The Chainsmokers, Rachel Platten, DAYA, Hailee Steinfeld and Melanie Martinez. The variety is simply irresistible because all the tunes are breezy and fun, just right for a great afternoon by the beach. $10.61-$175. 3 p.m. June 11.Joe Walsh / Bad CompanyThis will be “one hell of a night!” Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh is a great guitarist and unique vocalist known for his sizzling work with the James Gang and The Eagles, as well many solo recordings with Paul McCartney, the Foo Fighters and others. Formed in 1973, classic rock group Bad Company, famous for Grammy-nominated tunes “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star,” rocks on stage this summer with Walsh. $20-$169. 7 p.m. June 14.Jason Aldean / Thomas Rhett / A Thousand Horses / We Were HereThis year’s ACM “Entertainer of the Year,” Jason Aldean, will serenade Jones Beach with songs off his newest album, “Old Boots, New Dirt”, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart. Thomas Rhett, who has previously toured with Lady Antebellum and Florida Georgia Line (a band that will play later in the season at the theater), takes the stage with “A Thousand Horses,” the low-country, powerful rock band that originated in Nashville. Opening the show will be We Were Here. $40.25-$65.50. 7:30 p.m. June 17.Taking Back Sunday at Tower Theater on April 13, 2014 (Photo by Alexandra Healey)Taste of ChaosKings of punk and emo, Dashboard Confessional and Long Island’s own Taking Back Sunday, headline the “Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos” tour this summer. Dashboard Confessional’s lead singer, Chris Carrabba, is credited with writing famous 2000’s songs such as, “Vindicated,” “Hands Down,” and “Screaming Infidelities.” Taking Back Sunday, who released their most recent album in March of 2014, is credited as the quintessential emo band from the US. Pop-punk bands Saosin, The Early November, and Motion City Soundtrack also join in the fun. $26-$75. 5:30 p.m. June 18.Dave Matthews BandIn celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Dave Matthews Band returns to Long Island to perform for their legions of fans here. The acoustic rock superstars have sold over 30 million records and consistently tour around the world. They are known for featuring jazzy improvisational reworkings of their songs, so every show sounds unique. $75-$85. 8 p.m. June 21.More outdoor fun, LI: Here’s all the outdoor movies playing on the Island this summercenter_img Sting / Peter GabrielEnglish new wave rock royalty Sting and Peter Gabriel are taking their Rock Paper Scissors tour to the beach. Sting, the former frontman of The Police, and Gabriel, who led Genesis, both went solo years ago, but they still play the ’80s hits that rocketed their previous bands to stardom. Peter Gabriel’s lyrical melodies and Sting’s trademark high-pitched raspy voice will be on display. Imagine: two Englishmen on Long Island! $45-$250. 8 p.m. June 24. StingJourneySan Francisco-based Journey, one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time and possibly one of the greatest rock bands in history, is touring with fellow Californians, The Doobie Brothers, winners of four Grammy awards. Also performing will be Brit rocker Dave Mason, a key figure in the band Traffic. $39.50-$155. 7 p.m. June 27.Weezer / Panic! At The Disco / Andrew McMahon in the WildernessTouring to promote their self-titled 10th studio album that dropped in March, Weezer, which popped on the scene in ’94 with “The Sweater Song” and methodically churned out myriad hits since, will celebrate their awesomeness with Panic! At The Disco. Panic! is a well-known alternative band. With the recent release of the single, “Death of a Bachelor” (about lead singer Brandon Urie’s new marriage), and their new album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, this dynamic duo is sure to please. $25-$75. 7:30 p.m. June 30.Slipknot / Marilyn Manson / Of Mice & MenSlipknot, recognizable as the mask-wearing kings of nu-metal, are touring to promote their new album, .5: The Grey Chapter. They’ll be performing with Marilyn Manson, the self-described “Dark Prince,” “Vampire of Hollywood Hills,” and “The Pale Emperor,” who had so much fun scaring your parents last year that he’s back for more fright nights. Opening the show will be Of Mice & Men, a metal screamo band from Orange County, Calif., that’s rapidly growing in popularity after their 2010 release of Second & Sebring. $30-$70. 6:30 p.m. July 6.Marilyn MansonVans Warped TourThe nation’s longest running annual music festival returns with its traveling freak show of pop-punk artists. This year, the lineup consists of a good mix of punk, metal and rap artists, including: New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Good Charlotte, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive, Pepper, Sum41 and Yellowcard, just to name a few of the about four-dozen bands scheduled to perform on multiple stages. $44. 11 a.m. July 9.Sublime With RomeEric Wilson, the original bassist for Sublime, collaborates with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez to perform the band’s ska hits—”What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Doin’ Time,” to name a few—in place of the late lead singer, Bradley Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose 20 years ago last month at age 28. Like-minded reggae rock bands Tribal Seeds, Dirty Heads and Bleeker Ridge open the show. Chill out for the day and listen to your favorite ska hits. $29.50-$79.50. 6:30 p.m. July 10.Def Leppard / REO  Speed Wagon / TeslaRejuvenate your love for ‘80s new-wave English rock. After the popular release of their newest self-titled album, Def Leppard is kicking off their national tour with REO Speed Wagon, the hard-rock heroes who gained commercial success in the ’60s, and Tesla, whose “Love Song” isn’t easy to forget. And why would you want to? This is sure to make an incredible show. $25-$150. 7 p.m. July 11.BARCELONA, SPAIN – JUNE 24: Joe Elliott of Def Leppard performs on stage at Poble Espanyol on June 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns via Getty Images)YanniYiannis Chryssomallis, also known as Yanni, is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist and music producer, whose 18th contemporary album, Sensuous Chill, reached audiences around the globe when it was released last January. Yanni mixes electronic synthesizers with live, symphony orchestras. He is known as a global artist for his employment of musicians from many countries and styles. He has said many times that universal spirituality inspires his music. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience. $45-$139.50. 8 p.m. July 13.Florida Georgia Line / Cole Swindell / The Cadillac Three & Kane BrownThe brothers who make up Florida Georgia Line, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, will perform their tasteful hit single, “Cruise,” which sold 10 million copies, making FGL the first-ever country band to receive RIAA’s Diamond certification. Supporting acts include Cole Swindell, who has written singles for country boys such as Scott McCreery and Luke Bryan, in addition to releasing two albums, joins FGL this summer. Kane Brown, who joins The Cadillac Three on this tour, is an up-and-coming country star, whose first EP was only released a year ago. $32-$76.75. 7 p.m. July 17.Gwen Stefani & EveThere’s “No Doubt” Gwen Stefani will put on an incredible performance with Eve, despite enduring the emotional aftermath of her recent divorce that got so much attention in the tabloids. In her “This is What the Truth Feels Like” tour, Stefani plays new and old hits, so anticipate hearing, “Make Me Like You,” as well as “The Sweet Escape.” Rapper and hip-hop artist, Eve, who hails from Philly, opens the show. Want to see what the platinum superstar songstress looks like on stage? Then here’s your chance. And, by the way, Eve just might steal the show herself–or maybe these two ladies make an amazing duo! $29.95-$179. 7 p.m. July 21.Gwen StefaniJosh Groban and Sarah McLachlanAside from his first four solo albums going multi-platinum, Josh Groban was recently Grammy-nominated for his 2016 album, Stages. Brunette-beauty Sarah McLachlan joins Groban on their “Stages Shine On” tour, where she’s sure to please with her emotional artistic ballads and her high-vocal range. $32.50-$170. 7:30 p.m. July 22.Laid Back FestivalThe second year of this annual country outing features Gregg Allman, the former leader of Southern-rock stalwarts, the Allman Brothers. The other members at this year’s Laid Back Festival just so happen to be the Allman Brother’s group of close friends, including Jason Isbell, America, The Marshall Tucker Band and many more. If you’re into Gregg Allman’s past work, the last performer on this year’s lineup features Warren Haynes, The Allman Brother’s lead guitarist. $20-$125. 4 p.m. July 23.Darius RuckerAs the former leader of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker has found much success as a country singer. His first three solo albums, Learn To Live, Charleston, SC 1966 and True Believers, all topped the Billboard Country album charts before he dropped his latest, Southern Style, last year. Opening the show is the fun trio, Dan + Shay & Michael Ray, adding a country-blues touch to the “Good For a Good Time” tour. $32-$51.75. 7 p.m. July 24.LI’s own Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.Heart / Joan Jett and the Black Hearts / Cheap TrickThe combination of Heart, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts and Cheap Trick may be one of the strongest lineups to hit Jones Beach this year. It certainly hits Long Islanders where we live! Their “Roll Hall Three For All!” tour is sure to have old and new fans jamming out to everlasting hits such as “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock and Roll,” “I Want You To Want Me,” and “Barracuda.” A lineup like this is hard to miss. Jones Beach may produce its own tidal wave! $31-$175. 7 p.m. July 28.Disturbed / Breaking Benjamin / Alter Bridge / Saint AsoniaThe latest album from Disturbed, Immortalized, was an automatic fan-favorite, but the heavy-metal band has been wowing audiences with their raw voices and aggressive nature since ’94 when they were originally called “Brawl.” Breaking Benjamin co-headlines this tour, whose new record, “Dark Before Dawn,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 charts. Check them out with opening acts Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia. $29.95-$79.95. 6:30 p.m. July 30.Counting Crows / Rob ThomasIf you can sing every lyric to “Accidentally In Love,” or even if you just enjoy a talented classic rock band, don’t miss out on seeing Counting Crows and Rob Thomas perform live. Rob Thomas is not only famous for his prior role as the lead singer of Matchbox 20, but he also worked with Santana on one of the most recognizable rock songs to date, “Smooth.” $26-$80.50. 6:45 p.m. July 31.Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz & Co. will be rocking Jones Beach.Brad PaisleyPossibly one of the most recognizable modern country singers, Brad Paisley has sold more than 12 million albums, won three Grammy Awards, 14 CMA Awards and has become a registered member of the Grand Ole Opry. Paisley set a record back in ’09 for most consecutive singles reaching the top spot in his genre. If that doesn’t impress you, take a listen to his ’05 classic, “She’s Everything.” Warming up the crowd is Tyler Farr, an up-and-coming country singer, and Maddie And Tae, whose single, “Girl In A Country Song,” went platinum. $30.25-$90.25. 7:30 p.m. August 4.Snoop Dogg, Wiz KhalifaThe Snoop D-Oh-double-G, a.k.a. Snoop Lion, and the like-mindedly good time rapper Wiz Khalifa are taking “The High Road” tour, presented by none other than Mary Jane, for a day at the beach. Don’t be surprised to find a large cloud of smoke wafting over the venue for this one. It could get kind of hazy, even if the night starts out clear. Warming up the crowd will be Jhene Aiko, Kevin Gates, DJ Drama and Casey Veggies. $25.75-$150. 7 p.m. August 9.Goo Goo Dolls / Collective SoulThe Goo Goo Dolls, best known for the emotional ’98 hit song “Iris,” are touring to promote their 15th album, Boxes, released this year. Joining them on the road are fellow indie/alternative champions Collective Soul. Opening the show is Tribe Society, whose indie-rock fusion album was released in April, and So Alive in Boxes. $29.50-$159. 7 p.m. August 12.Blink-182Blink-182Pop-punk royalty Blink-182 joins fellow punk groups All Time Low and A Day To Remember for their “Bored to Death in California” tour. Blink releases their new album, California, on July 1, which features a variety of mature, yet angsty, tunes for head bopping. At the show, Blink is sure to play pop-punk hits, like “What’s My Age Again?” and “All The Small Things.” All Time Low, most notable for their songs, “Weightless” and “Remembering Sunday,” last year released Future Hearts, a relatively touchy-feely album containing all the punk they’re known for. $45-$99. 7 p.m August 13.Black SabbathSabbath’s tour is literally titled, “The Final Tour by the Greatest Metal Band of all time; Black Sabbath: The End.” Need we say more? The Godfathers of Metal–Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler–are performing on stage for the last time before calling it quits after almost 50 years of touring. 7:30 p.m. August 17.Billboard HOT 100 Music Festival [2 day]This year’s Billboard HOT 100 Music Festival features the songs you’ve been jamming out to on the radio, including Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” J. Cole.’s “Apparently,” Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals.” A lineup like this is simply so irresistible with their plethora of poppy hits. And you can’t name a better venue for catching these acts that have made the soundtrack for the summer of 2016. $99. August 20, 21.Jimmy BuffetJimmy Buffet & The Coral ReefersThe musician best known for his paradise-themed songs is a perfect performer for a summer concert at Jones Beach. Perhaps what’s more popular than seeing the godliness of Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefers themselves is the pre-show Parrothead tailgate, where Buffet fans unite and celebrate the season, which fans spend months preparing in advance. Grab your George Forman grill and listen to “Margaritaville” ASAP. $56-$156. 8 p.m. August 25.Prophets of RageA mashup of anti-establishment musicians, Prophets of Rage includes Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, who joined forces with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord. This anarchy-ridden lyric group is launching their “Make America Rage Again” tour on July 19 in Cleveland, Ohio – coincidentally the time and location of the Republican National Convention, so it’s a safe bet that Cleveland will rock. The tour concludes in San Diego, just weeks before Election Day. Rock out and #TakeThePowerBack. 7 p.m. August 28.Rascal Flatts & Kelsea BalleriniRemember bopping out in your car to Rascal Flatt’s ’06 hits, “Life Is A Highway” and “What Hurts The Most”? Relive that decade-old nostalgia with these sweet jams. Kelsea Ballerini, newfound nominee for CMT’s #SocialSuperstar award, rocks out as an opener. 7:30 p.m. September 1.ZZ Top & Gov’t MuleLast (but certainly not least), hirsute Texas boogie stars, ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule, close out the Jones Beach summer concert series in style. Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes is known as the longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers. The rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio from ZZ Top represent the epitome of classic, roots-rockin’ boogie and bottom-bustin’ blues: a perfect ending to a mind-blowing, wave-making season of fun in the sun and good times at night. $25-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. September 9.,Alure cube,Alure cubelast_img read more

Freshman Alseth develops into one of conference’s best right backs

first_img Published on November 6, 2013 at 2:33 am Contact Josh: [email protected] In the 68th minute of Syracuse’s 1-0 loss to Maryland on Oct. 26, defender Oyvind Alseth sent a free kick on net that clanked off the right goal post and deflected aside.A few days later, SU head coach Ian McIntyre said he chastised Alseth, in jest, for not being able to control the shot enough to have it deflect in the opposite direction and into the goal.“If he can improve that by about two or three inches, that would help,” McIntyre joked.That is the kind of season it has been for Alseth, the freshman right back who has started all 17 games for the Orange (10-6-1, 3-6-1 Atlantic Coast) and is second on the team with four assists. His play has been so exceptional that the only thing McIntyre has to nitpick is the direction in which one of his free kicks ricocheted.“I think he’s already demonstrated that he’s one of the better right backs in our conference,” McIntyre said. “And that’s saying a lot.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Syracuse freshmen Emil Ekblom, Alex Halis and Chris Nanco are the top three point scorers on the team and were each named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Men’s Freshmen Top 100 list, Alseth has quietly been one of the Orange’s most consistent players.“They’re getting a lot of credit, but they’re also scoring goals to help us win games,” Alseth said. “I’m not a guy that strives to get the credit for winning games. Of course it’s hard to win games from the defense. You can play a good game with nobody even noticing.”As a freshman, Alseth is the youngest defender on an otherwise all-junior back line. Regardless, the Norwegian has been a major component of a defense that has paved the way for goalkeeper Alex Bono to share the ACC’s lead in shutouts.Alseth has also started a few games in the midfield. In the 105th minute of SU’s game against Binghamton on Oct. 1, Alseth capped a spectacular performance with a 30-yard strike that set up Halis’ game-winning goal.After the team’s 2-1 overtime win that night, midfielder Nick Perea called Alseth one of the best players on the entire team.“He’s a quality soccer player,” McIntyre said. “He’s a specialist right back, but he also played in the midfield when he was younger. He’s a good soccer player and when asked, he did very well in there.”Three days later against North Carolina State, Alseth slotted a through pass into the box for Ekblom, who beat the goalkeeper for his third goal of the night.Against Albany on Oct. 22, Alseth sent a corner kick into the box that was directed off the head of Juuso Pasanen into the far right corner of the net. The goal gave the Orange a 1-0 advantage after not being able to capitalize on eight shots and seven corner kicks in the first half.“He’s great with his feet, great technique and he sees the field really well,” junior defender Chris Makowski said. “I expect a lot of things from him because of the level he’s played at.”Alseth said the major difference between Norwegian and American soccer is playing two games every week. But with the help of junior defenders, especially Jordan Murrell, he has gotten used to American collegiate soccer.Not only has Alseth seamlessly fit into the Syracuse lineup, but he has also become a mainstay and someone the team relies on to contribute strong defense on a nightly basis.Said Makowski: “If he keeps his fitness up and keeps doing things right, I think he’ll be a crucial part of our team (for the next few years).” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dino Babers: ‘I just need to see something different’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments At his weekly press conference Monday, Dino Babers consistently referred to his desire to see something different defensively. “The big thing is we’re trying to get a change,” Babers said. “I’ve already mentioned previously that I just need to see something different. I just thought we weren’t moving in the direction I thought we should be moving in.”It was his first time addressing the media since firing defensive coordinator Brian Ward after giving up nearly 500 rushing yards to Boston College. Diving straight into questions — and letting reporters bring up the topic of Ward’s dismissal — Babers said he thinks Syracuse (3-6, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) needs to put its best defensive personnel in positions to impact the game more ahead of a matchup at Duke (4-5, 2-3), though he didn’t specify what that might look like. To date, Babers hasn’t seen it and decided that the time had come to make a change.“It wasn’t one thing, but it was a lot of things,” Babers said, “which I’m not going to get into.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCurrently, defensive ends coach Steve Stanard is serving as the interim defensive coordinator. He’ll have a “blank slate” to start “painting a portrait” that Babers will use to judge whether he wants to keep Stanard in the position or seek outside talent. Ward, who served as Babers’ defensive coordinator for the head coach’s entire tenure at SU and Babers’ last year at Bowling Green until his firing, led a defense that’s regressed this year. After pitching a shutout in the opener, the Orange’s defense was missing in action against Maryland, a 43-point drubbing. After a strong start against Clemson the following week, it seemed the beatdown in College Park might’ve been an aberration.But after keeping Syracuse afloat while the offense floundered against North Carolina State and Pittsburgh, the Orange defense finally cracked. In two games against Florida State and Boston College, SU surrendered 93 points, 737 rushing yards and struggled to tackle on first contact, let alone make enough impactful plays. For Babers, it was time for a tough call.“When something like this happens it’s really, extremely personal,” Babers said. “You’re talking about someone that has been a part of our family for a long time.”Ward stuck to the base 4-3 and nickel schemes that have been staples of his time in charge of SU’s defense. And running some of the same sets that the Orange dominated in 2018 with, Syracuse never got the turnovers and impact plays it needed. The stars of last year — Andre Cisco, Alton Robinson and Kendall Coleman — haven’t come close to matching prior production, either.It’s unclear what changes in personnel, schemes and play calling tendencies Stanard might bring. But in a season where Babers has already said SU’s “best players have to be our best players,” it’s likely Stanard and the rest of the coaching staff will shake it up to unlock their stars and, hopefully, the rest of the defense.Other notesWith only three games remaining, defensive lineman McKinley Williams, who has missed every game with a lower-left leg injury, will be eligible to medically redshirt — as will center Sam Heckel. Babers said he wouldn’t expect Williams to make a return this season.Babers was barely asked about the Blue Devils, SU’s upcoming opponent, but did laud Duke head coach David Cutcliffe as the smartest coach in the conference, calling him “the smartest guy in the room” when all 14 coaches are together 0n media day. center_img Published on November 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more