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University honors victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

first_imgCaitlyn Jordan | The Observer American flags were planted on South quad on Sunday, representing the 2,977 lives lost 15 years ago in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and Flight 93.Several minutes later, a prayer service in memory of the victims began. The Notre Dame Marching Band played the National Anthem. University president emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy welcomed the several dozen who ringed the sidewalks around the quad, including Notre Dame police officers and firefighters.Malloy recalled the events of 9/11 on Notre Dame’s campus: how thousands people had come to South Quad for a Mass, how 350 people had sung in a choir, how members of the Muslim Student Association had attended together, and how at the next home football game, against Michigan State, fans were given American flags to wave, and a collection had raised “a very substantial sum of money” for the victims.“It’s important that we remember this pivotal event in American history, that we celebrate the lives of those who were lost, that we remember all those who put their lives at risk trying to save those who were affected by the incidents in the various locations,” Malloy said.The he led the group in prayer.***Many of the Notre Dame students who attended the service were toddlers on Sept. 11, 2001, when another hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer drove there later that afternoon.“There were first responders, there were volunteers, there were people bringing food by literally the truckload and the carload,” Roemer said. “Right away America was responding in the best possible fashion to pitch in to patriotically help out and show that terrorism would not prevail.”In the next several months, Roemer, who earned his Ph.D. at Notre Dame and served on the House Intelligence Committee, sponsored legislation to establish and then served on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States, known as the 9/11 Commission.The Commission investigated the causes of the 9/11 attacks and made policy recommendations to prevent future attacks. Many the resulting policies reverberate today, like the creation of a Director of National Intelligence and a national counterterrorism center, as well as increased funding for intelligence. So do other policies, such as the PATRIOT Act, which expanded surveillance.“We’ve seen 9/11 and the aftermath be one of the defining issues and moments in American history,” Roemer said. “I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say our Revolution, our Civil War, World War II, our civil rights struggle and the 9/11 attacks have been events that [most] impacted our culture, our sense of safety, our politics, our budgets and our foreign policy.” ***Law professor Jimmy Gurulé was also in Washington, D.C. in September of 2001. He had taken a leave of absence from Notre Dame to serve as undersecretary for enforcement of the U.S. Treasury Department. He felt the plane’s impact on the Pentagon, he told a group of students and alumni at the Eck Center auditorium Friday.Gurulé’s talk, organized by the Alumni Association, was about his work stopping the financing of terrorist organizations, a job he said began hours after the attacks. He was at the White House when George W. Bush told the country the U.S. was now fighting a new kind of war, one with a non-state actor, a terrorist organization.“At that time the concern was, ‘Is there another imminent terrorist attack, and are we doing everything that we possibly can within our power and control to prevent another terrorist attack and save innocent human lives?’” Gurulé said. “That was the mission.”Gurulé spent the next two years identifying individuals and businesses who could be reasonably suspected of sending money to terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda and Hamas, trying to undermine their infrastructure and freezing $125 to 150 million in assets.Now, Gurulé said, blocking funds to suspected terrorists is still a priority, though methods have to shift since ISIS, unlike al-Qaeda, controls territory and funds itself internally, meaning there are fewer donors with accounts to freeze.Gurulé said he continues to speak and write about counterterrorism financing, as well as about financial and legal issues that those affected by 9/11 face today: He recently testified to Congress in favor of legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government for information. That bill was recently passed by both the House and Senate, though President Barack Obama has threatened to veto it.In the meantime, Gurulé teaches courses on national security and international criminal law, areas directly affected by 9/11. He said helping students who were children when the attacks happened understand their significance is priority.“[Students] need to be informed,” Gurulé said after the talk. “[9/11] is affecting the exercise of governmental power, and they need to be informed to make sure that the governmental power is being wielded and exercised in a way that is responsible and in accordance with the Constitution and in a way that doesn’t violate civil liberties.”***After Malloy finished his prayer Sunday, the assembled walked silently to the Grotto where they lit candles and prayed. Many linked arms and sang the “Alma Mater.”“We all have our own stories about where we were on that day, but it’s good to look back and reflect on the things that happened and pay tribute to them like we did today,” Kimmy Sullivan, Notre Dame student government’s director of constituent services and the organizer of the prayer service, said.As those at the Grotto dispersed, sophomore Jordan Schilling returned to South Quad, where thousands of small flags surrounded the large one at half-mast. Schilling had attended the service to pay her respects and said she appreciated the Grotto procession and “Alma Mater.”Schilling’s school in Minnesota had opened its doors — and she, at four years old, had started attending — just a few days before the attacks. She said she and her school had always felt a sense of solidarity with those affected.“I grew up living in a world like this, in a world that’s affected by [9/11],” she said. “It’s important to feel like this is connected to our lives, because it is. … We should honor and keep this in the forefront of our minds.”Tags: 9/11, 9/11 Remembrance, Fr. Monk Malloy, Tim Roemer Notre Dame’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter started early Sunday morning, planting 2,977 American flags on South Quad in memory of the 2,977 people who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. As they worked, the bell of the Basilica tolled, ending at the moment a hijacked plane struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York 15 years earlier.last_img read more

 

Sunshine SMC brings awareness to seasonal affective disorder

first_imgSunshine SMC is a new club created for the purpose of bringing awareness to seasonal affective disorder, otherwise known as SAD, to campus this semester with innovative activities and outreach projects designed to help students combat the problem. The club aims to educate students on how SAD can impact both themselves and their peers.SAD is a kind of depression that is cyclical with the coming and going of the winter season. Symptoms include a drop in serotonin — a neurotransmitter that impacts mood — due to the lack of light in the winter. Sunshine SMC emphasizes the importance of reaching out to one another with kindness and the knowledge that anyone could be affected by SAD, in an effort to help one another and create a strong community of support.“SAD affects women four times as often as men and also hits young adults the hardest — that is the exact population of Saint Mary’s College,” junior and club founder Ellie Lynch said. “That’s why I wanted to create a club here on campus that was directly combating SAD.”Lynch said she noticed the issue of gloom that the winter season, and affiliated finals season, seem to bring and decided to take direct action and help her fellow peers by creating this club. “Helping one another is extremely important, especially because you never know who SAD could be affecting,” she said. “Reach out to friends, smile at strangers and give as many compliments as you can. I am hoping that Sunshine SMC can spread some positivity under the eternal South Bend perma-cloud.” The club’s main form of recruitment and marketing thus far has been Instagram. “I just followed them on Instagram, but I like the idea of the club,” senior Kate Hill said. “I think it will be a good resource for those who have to combat SAD. I’m looking forward to see what events might happen and the clubs they partner with to bring awareness to campus.” Students who are unable to attend the organization’s events can utilize the tips the club offers on their social media. “The best way to combat SAD is light therapy,” Lynch said. “Light is key, so getting outside and exposing yourself to as much sunshine as you can will help improve your mood. Or if you find yourself getting stuck studying in the library more days than not, you can buy an artificial sunlight lamp which will also help.” Other suggestions Lynch mentioned include exercise, regular chats with friends and hobbies to keep busy. Lynch emphasized that although the club will help to prevent SAD, it should not be used in place of seeking help, if students feel in danger of some of the more extreme effects of SAD. “Sunshine SMC is not a substitute for therapy, and should not be used in that way,” she said. “If someone is really suffering from the effects of SAD or any other mental health related issue please reach out to Health and Counseling.” Sunshine SMC has planned several events for this semester to help alleviate the effects of SAD. Events include an indoor beach party, workout classes, volunteer opportunities, sledding, snowmen building and movie nights. Lynch said students interested in attending Sunshine SMC’s events are encouraged to follow the club on Instagram.Tags: seasonal affective disorder, sunshine smc, winter blueslast_img read more

 

Police: Kennedy Man Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Field

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) pxfuel.com Image.KENNEDY – A Kennedy man crashed his car after allegedly driving while intoxicated over the weekend.New York State Police say Gregory Peterson, 28, was driving drunk on Route 394 in Kennedy when he drove off the side of the road and crashed into a nearby field on Saturday.Troopers say after Peterson failed several field sobriety tests he was placed under arrested.At the State Police barracks in Jamestown, troopers report Peterson blew a breath test. The test, according to police, indicated his blood alcohol content was .11, almost two times the legal limit. Peterson was processed, issued tickets and released.He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Poland Court next month.last_img read more

 

Loves Teaching Teachers

first_imgThe Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (GATFCS) has named University of Georgia Extension consumer economics specialist Michael Rupured its 2015 Postsecondary Teacher of the Year.Rupured was presented the award at the GATFCS annual conference in Savannah earlier this month. He is now eligible for the Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education Postsecondary Teacher of the Year award, which will be announced in July.Rupured began his career with UGA Extension in 1999 following an eight-year stint at Kentucky State University’s Extension program and two years as a program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was named assistant to UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Dean Linda Kirk Fox in 2013. He serves as liaison between the college and the Georgia Department of Education and coordinates the college’s professional development opportunities for teachers. In this role, Rupured trains family and consumer sciences teachers at the high school level, ensuring they have the latest resources and information to keep their lessons current and engaging.“Helping teachers is near and dear to me,” Rupured said. “I learned early on that what teachers really want are things they can do in the classroom. They need information but they also need the activities that go along with that information. I think they kept asking me to come back because I gave them lots of activities they could take to their classrooms.”Rupured is past president and distinguished fellow of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, and received the University of Georgia’s prestigious Walter B. Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach in 2009.Rupured is now eligible for the Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award to be announced in July.“I’ve worked with adult audiences my entire Extension career, and the difference with teachers is that they’re going to take what I give them and use it over and over with however many students they may interact with,” Rupured said. “I think about the multiplier effect and the lives I’m able to reach, however indirectly, and I know in my heart I’m making a difference.”last_img read more

 

EMV Chips

first_imgEarlier this year, most major financial institutions put into place new debit and credit cards featuring EMV technology. According to the U.S. Payments Forum, 600 million of these cards with embedded chips have been issued to consumers.  The Europay, MasterCard and Visa chip is often called an “EMV chip.” You have probably noticed the microchip located above your card number. The purpose of the chip is to protect consumers from huge security breaches.Think back to the Target, Home Depot and Sony data breaches where consumer information was compromised. Scary, right? At that point, the major credit card companies decided to work together to prevent security breaches and institute chip cards in the United States. European countries and Canada, however, have been using EMV technology for decades. According to a report by payment-processing company First Data, “It’s now estimated that 90 percent of non-U.S. credit card terminals are EMV chip card-enabled.”Let’s take a look at the Target data breach, one of the more recent data breaches. In 2013, during the holiday shopping season, Target was “hacked.” According to Target, information was stolen from more than 70 million customers. This included names, emails, telephone numbers and addresses. After the fallout, Visa, MasterCard or the bank that issued the card was liable for the erroneous charges. According to CNN Money, the banks sued Target and Target settled to the tune of $39 million. The lawsuit resulted from the banks’ liability for the fraudulent charges and their desire for Target to bear responsibility for a portion of the cost.With the EMV card, the liability for fraudulent charges is now on the party that is the least EMV-compliant. For example, let’s say you use your EMV card with a merchant that has not upgraded to a chip-enabled card reader and your information is stolen. The credit card company, having issued the card with the chip and updated its security, is compliant. The retailer is then responsible for those charges and other losses associated with your stolen identity as it’s the least EMV-compliant.Now that you have a better understanding of the chip card, here a few things that University of Georgia Cooperative Extension would like you to consider as you make the transition to EMV cards:It will take more time to process transactions. You have to leave your card in the card reader throughout the entire transaction. If you take it out too soon, you will cancel your transaction.If you are using your card at a chip-enabled card reader, there may not be an option to use credit when checking out. You will have to enter your unique PIN code to finish the transaction.The new technology will not protect you when shopping online. According to the Federal Trade Commission, “There will be no change in the way you use your card online or by phone.”   It is a good practice to regularly monitor activity on your account. Most financial institutions and credit card companies issue paper statements and also provide online options for monitoring your accounts.  When it comes to managing your finances, a pound of prevention is worth more than an ounce of cure. For more information on managing your finances, see the tips from UGA Extension at extension.uga.edu/family/finances/.last_img read more

 

Community sets up fundraisers to repair Recreational Park in Binghamton

first_imgAnother account has been set up by Jaylene Rodriguez and Mason Mastroianni who are local community members wanting to help restore the park. If you would like to help donate to the GoFundMe, click here. BINGHAMTON (WBNG)- A GoFundMe account as well as a fundraiser through Our Space Fund have both been set up to help repair the Recreational Park in Binghamton following a fire early Monday morning. In a statement they explained what the park meant to them they said,center_img An account by Our Space Fund originally started in 2014 to support the city of Binghamton Parks along with the Recreation Department and Binghamton University School of Management PricewaterhouseCooper Scholars Program. Organizers say you can donate by clicking here. “Our family has a deep tie to this community, and many of us grew up in this wonderful little park. We would like to help in any way we can. We put together this initial online fundraiser and will make edits to the story as details unfold. Thank you, and be safe.”last_img read more

 

Bardon home passed in after first time on the market in 39 years

first_imgThe cute cottage at 34 Chiswick Rd, Bardon.ALTHOUGH 20 spectators turned out yesterday to watch the action at 34 Chiswick Rd, Bardon, the home was passed in.Not a single bid was placed, except at $520,000 and $540,000 by the auctioneer on behalf of the vendor.Ray White Paddington agent Phil Waight said he had hoped for more action but unfortunately there was only one bidder, with the second prospective bidder’s finance not coming to fruition in time.“I am confident we will receive an offer from that party following the auction, which will hopefully be accepted by the vendor in the coming days,” Mr Waight said.Mr Waight later confirmed the home went under contract following the auction for an undisclosed amount. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoHeather Kime lived here until 104 years old.The two bedroom cottage had been the home of Heather Kime for 39 years until she recently died at the astonishing age of 104.Her children Neil Kime and Adele London believe her independence through the years is what kept her going for so long.“She mowed the lawn right up until she was 98, which is when Neil took over,” Ms London said. Inside 34 Chiswick Rd, Bardon.Their mother purchased the home in 1979, at which time it was covered from floor to ceiling in wallpaper.“She loved the decorative plaster ceilings… but it was covered in wallpaper, you know what it was like in the 70s,” Ms London said.“So she got the decorators in and stripped it all out.”Ms London said her mother had loved the area around Bardon and would frequently visit the local shops and catch the bus to the city.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMay 1: Real Estate Market Wrap08:04last_img read more

 

Blake O’Mara recognized at United Fund awards banquet

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Decatur County United Fund recognized Blake O’Mara of Greensburg, as their Volunteer of the Year at the 2017 United Way and Funds Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet held last week in Indianapolis.O’Mara was named Volunteer of the Year by the Decatur County United Fund back in January.Blake has volunteered for the United Fund for many years devoting countless hours and hard work to the community investment committee.He has also been a long time donor and supported the annual auction.last_img read more

 

MBB : Getting Scooped: Jardine outplayed by Triche, Waiters in SU’s 1st 3 games

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Two minutes, two bad decisions and a seat on the bench. That was how Monday’s win over Manhattan began for starting point guard Scoop Jardine.He drove recklessly down the left side of the lane on Syracuse’s second possession of the game, throwing up a layup that was easily swatted away by the Jaspers’ Rhamel Brown. And the next time down the court, he turned the ball over.Enter Dion Waiters after 1:38 of play.‘If the guy in front of him makes those kind of plays, he’ll get in there early,’ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said after Monday’s game.Jardine posted two subpar performances in a pair of SU (3-0) wins this week, both times giving way to a much more effective Dion Waiters. The sophomore guard has been joined by Brandon Triche and freshman Michael Carter-Williams to form a trio that has outperformed Jardine thus far. And through three games in 2011, the fifth-year senior is averaging the fewest minutes of the four guards in No. 5 Syracuse’s rotation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim said the nonconference schedule provides chances for the team to learn to play as a unit, and Jardine will have an opportunity to shake off a slow start to the season Saturday against Colgate (1-1) in the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m.Jardine sat from the 18:22 mark of Monday’s game all the way until there was 9:36 remaining in the first half. In that time, Waiters and Triche thrived at the two guard positions.In that span of 8:46, Waiters and Triche combined for 14 points, four assists, two steals and a block.‘We played pretty well together,’ Triche said after Monday’s game. ‘We both got each other shots. When he gets in, he’s able to create attention, which allows me to space out.’Triche said he assumes more of the point guard role with Jardine off the floor and enjoys having the ball in his hands, as opposed to playing off it. That leaves Waiters with the opportunity to slash to the basket and become a focal point for the opposing defense.Waiters finished with a team-high 17 points Monday, while Jardine was held scoreless.‘Dion came in tonight, and he was good right away,’ Boeheim said. ‘He came out because he tried a horrendous shot. Then when he went back, he was good. Last year, he would have been pouting on the bench and probably wouldn’t have gone back in. He’s learning, he’s getting better at that. He’s really good. He’s a really good player.’Against Albany on Tuesday, Jardine made it to the 14:40 mark before Boeheim pulled him out. Waiters and Carter-Williams held down the two guard spots for the next few minutes and were again effective.They worked together on one possession to easily break the Great Danes press. And when Carter-Williams crossed midcourt, he slashed into the lane and threw a perfect lob pass to Fab Melo for an easy layup.Carter-Williams blocked a shot, grabbed two rebounds and handed out an assist in a 3-minute span.‘We found the open man,’ Carter-Williams said after the Albany game. ‘We just did our job that we were supposed to do. … I play a lot with Dion in the backcourt. In practice I play a lot with him.’Jardine rebounded with a decent seven-point, five-assist effort against the Great Danes on Tuesday, but he is third-best among the SU guards in terms of overall production through three games.Waiters and Triche are averaging 13 and 9 points per game, respectively, while handing out 12 and 10 assists each on the season. Jardine lags behind with 4.7 points per game and only nine assists.He hasn’t played the role of a starter so far this season. Triche has been taking on more of that responsibility.‘I become more of a point guard (with Jardine out),’ Triche said. ‘I kind of like the ball being in my hands a little bit more. I feel more comfortable playing on the ball than off the ball.’Jardine left the floor with 5:26 remaining in the first half against Albany. From that point forward, Triche and Waiters scored or assisted on every Syracuse basket for the rest of the half.And Waiters showed a bit of flair unseen from Jardine all season. When Great Danes guard Mike Black dribbled into the heart of the 2-3 zone, Waiters blocked the shot and corralled the loose ball. He turned up court and went coast-to-coast for a layup, making use of an ankle-breaking crossover to shed the final Albany defender.‘I’m looking up before I even get the ball. Then when I get it, I just go,’ Waiters said. ‘… If I see them cheating a little bit over, I’m going to go over the top of them. But if I see them setting up for a charge, I’m going to get into the paint, penetrate and dish.’[email protected]center_img Published on November 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

 

SNEAKING BY: Fake-field goal TD pass helps Syracuse past Villanova after Hunt’s ejection

first_imgSyracuse’s punter threw the game’s most important pass. Its starting quarterback threw the game’s only punch. A converted lineman caught what stood as the game-winning touchdown.And the Orange (1-0) beat Villanova (0-1) 27-26 in double overtime in the Carrier Dome on Friday night to open its season. With Terrel Hunt ejected, Syracuse unable to keep the ball and Villanova unable to score with it, if the game belonged to anyone, it was the Wildcats and their quarterback, John Robertson.When the game ended, he trudged off the field. Syracuse players sprinted toward the SU marching band in celebration. Riley Dixon, the punter-turned-quarterback was in the swarm of relieved Orange. So was Syracuse tight end Kendall Moore, who caught the game-winning touchdown. Hunt was in the SU locker room, ready to congratulate the team he could only watch for the final 33:23, plus overtime, of play.SU director of athletics Daryl Gross, then Orange head coach Scott Shafer congratulated Robertson in front of what remained of the confused 41,189 in attendance. It was the strangest game the winning and debuting quarterback, Austin Wilson, had ever played in.“It’s not comparable,” he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith 12 seconds left in the game, Wilson was relegated to a spectator. Villanova had driven down to the SU 8-yard line with the game tied at 17. Chris Gough’s field goal was 25 yards away from making Villanova the first Football Championship Subdivision team to beat Syracuse, reducing SU’s season opener to a defeat of historic proportions.But Gough missed it wide right. Villanova had given the game back.“Everybody got replenished and got an extra boost of life,” Moore said, “and we were ready to go.”SU had been going without Hunt, the man who was poised to finally lead the team as his own, since he punched Villanova’s Dillon Lucas in the face mask with 3:23 left in the second quarter. The VU linebacker caught Hunt with a helmet-to-helmet hit at the end of a quarterback run. Protests from both sides and a referees conference were the only pause between the play and Hunt’s ejection.Wilson took two practice snaps on the sideline, then the SU offense was his for the night.The redshirt freshman managed the offense, but he didn’t lead it to anything more than 11 completions, 89 yards and nine first downs. Robertson was the Villanova offense. SU could contain his receivers, but not him, not long enough to avoid the brink of embarrassment.The Orange only had the ball for 10:25 in the second half.“I’m mad because I wish we could’ve won that by a couple touchdowns,” Shafer said.But Shafer was victorious in his anger. He had asked Dixon if he felt comfortable running “Purple,” Syracuse’s fake-field goal set.With the Orange stalled out on Villanova’s goal line for the second consecutive overtime and the game tied at 20, SU made the call. Dixon caught the snap from Sam Rodgers, lifted it away from Ryan Norton and scrambled left, looking for Moore. He wasn’t open, but Dixon leapt and threw the ball anyway.Dixon barely remembers the play. He said he blacked out. Moore was clueless until he was clutch.“Well I ran my route and I knew I was covered,” Moore said. “And I seen Riley jump and I didn’t know what he was doing. I couldn’t really see the ball until it was about three inches from my face when I reached out and grabbed it.”Robertson replied one more time, gaining all 25 of Villanova’s yards in its half of the second overtime — five with his feet, 20 with his arm. But the Wildcats went for the game they had controlled but never broken.Instead of trying for a game-tying point-after attempt, they went for a two-point conversion. On a designed run for Robertson, the pocket collapsed, Robert Welsh brought him down. SU won.Shafer met a helmet-less Robertson at around the 30-yard line with players from either team on either side of them. They walked together for about 25 yards, Shafer congratulating the Villanova quarterback, telling him he’d turned in one of the best individual performances he’d ever seen.The Syracuse players fleeing the sideline and the game’s final play did so relieved. They had escaped.As SU celebrated, it was greeted by a rendition of the alma mater much quieter than the one played pregame and only slightly louder than the Carrier Dome crowd during the vast portions of the game that Villanova controlled.Said Shafer: “We just won a game, but I’m still so mad.” Comments Published on August 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse takes on Villanova in Carrier Dome to open seasonGallery: Syracuse vs. Villanova pregameQ&A: Villanova linebacker Lucas discusses being punched by Huntcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more