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Syracuse football players express displeasure with campus hoverboard ban

first_img Related Stories Why Syracuse University temporarily banned the on-campus use and storage of hoverboardsUse and storage of hoverboards banned on campusSyracuse University’s temporary ban on hoverboards is justified Department of Public Safety chief law enforcement officer Tony Callisto said hoverboards pose a “serious safety threat.” Winfield says he only charges his for two hours before letting it sit, comparing the device to a cell phone in that malfunctions can be avoided if it isn’t left on a charger for an extended period of time.Elliot Kaye, the chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Corporation, pointed to battery packs and charger compatibility as reasons for the “dozens” of fires involving hoverboards.Players actually saw physical benefits from riding hoverboards to class, often preserving their legs after workouts at Manley Field House before Saturday games.“I feel it’s crazy, now I got to walk and everything because I was getting used to the hoverboards,” safety Antwan Cordy said. “The hoverboard was great because you don’t have to catch a bus.”When Syracuse head coach Dino Babers was asked if he’s into the hoverboards, he deflected the attention to his shortcomings in other activities, like his inability to ski or swim.“There are certain things that if you’re a really good player your coaches just won’t let you do … so no I never learned how to ski,” Babers said. “I would probably jump on one and play with it for a while but I wouldn’t be on it all the time. Those things are burning up anyway so you don’t want them on your feet.”Vines are circulating the internet of people taking calamitous falls on hoverboards or having the devices explode after a collision. That’s what SU wants to avoid with not just its athletes, but its students, even if the ones who ride them often don’t agree.“They fun, I love ‘em,” Winfield said. “So I don’t know why they would ban them.” Comments Published on March 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman In a single file line, Alvin Cornelius, Brisly Estime and Corey Winfield rode down Comstock Avenue, the busiest street on Syracuse’s campus. Hoverboards were their mode of transportation, and the three SU football players stayed to the left of the road’s white line as cars and busses drove by. They had their own way to class this fall.Last week, SU announced a temporary ban on the possession, storage and use of hoverboards on university property because of evidence that they are prone to catching on fire.“I don’t see what’s the big problem,” Winfield said Thursday. “I think it’s because what they don’t read is it says don’t leave them on the charger for too long.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Gov Okowa Boosts Super Eagles with $60,000

first_imgAt its meeting on Monday, the NFF Executive Committee had hailed Delta State’s number one citizen and his administration for full sponsorship of the Super Eagles’ two matches, as well as augmenting for the U-23 AFCON qualifier between Nigeria and Libya.Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo emerged top scorer of the 2019 AFCON qualifying campaign with seven goals, and the 1-0 victory over Africa’s number one –ranked side Egypt was brilliantly executed and must have positive implications for Africa’s fourth-ranked team Nigeria’s position in the next FIFA ranking activation.The Stephen Keshi Stadium is fast turning to a positive hunting ground for the national teams, with the Super Eagles banishing a 19-year demon by defeating the Pharaohs, and the Olympic Eagles overturning a 0-2 deficit against Libya in the first leg to reach the final round of the qualifying series for this year’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.The football feast in Delta State was hugely rewarding for Nigeria, as the teams won all the matches, scoring eight goals in all and conceding only one.At its Monday meeting, the NFF Executive Committee also approved that the Super Eagles play two more friendly matches during the FIFA window in June as part of the preparations for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this summer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ifeanyi Okowa Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State has again bountifully rewarded the Super Eagles following victories in their 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Seychelles and the prestigious friendly against seven-time African champions Egypt, as he presented a gift of $10,000 to Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr and another $50,000 to the team on Tuesday.Okowa similarly rewarded the team following their qualification for the 2019 AFCON with the 1-1 draw against South Africa in Johannesburg in November 2018, which they followed up with a friendly against Uganda in Asaba three days later.Captain Ahmed Musa, who on his part received rave reviews for promptly fulfilling his promise of N1million-a-goal to the Olympic Eagles by sending the team N4million on Monday evening immediately after their 4-0 win over Libya, thanked Governor Okowa for his kind gestures and support to the team, other national teams and Nigerian football generally.last_img read more

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