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Recently IU wore what they refer to as “candy stripe” uniforms. Even though the stripes are only on the sleeves, I still think they are ugly. Purdue’s all black uniform might be worse than some of Oregon’s green uniforms.All of these uniforms are just ploys by the sporting goods company to advertise their wares. Companies like Nike and Adidas get loads of publicity when college teams break out an unusual patterned uniform, No matter what the color display is, you can be sure the company name is prominently displayed somewhere.Thank heavens we still have Penn State. They wear their plain white uniforms proudly. read more
Syracuse will host the Maryland Terrapins sometime in late November for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, SU Athletics announced on Thursday morning.All specific dates and times for the Challenge will be announced later.Last season, Maryland finished 24-9 and 12-6 in the Big Ten. The Terrapins lost to Xavier in the first round of the NCAA tournament. UM will be without its star guard Melo Trimble for the first time in three years. In March, he declared for the NBA Draft and hired an agent.Last season, Syracuse finished 18-13 and 10-8 in conference. SU lost in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament to Mississippi.Maryland holds a 5-3 advantage all-time against Syracuse. They last met in 2013-14, Syracuse’s one season in the ACC with Maryland before the Terrapins moved to the Big Ten. SU, ranked No. 4 at the time, beat Maryland on the road, 57-55.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse last hosted the Terrapins in the Carrier Dome during the 2008 NIT. SU won, 88-72. Back then, the Orange was still in the Big East and Maryland, the ACC.The Orange is 1-3 all-time in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in its four years in the ACC. SU beat Indiana in 2013-14, then lost at Michigan, hosting Wisconsin and at Wisconsin last season.The only school not included in the Challenge was Pittsburgh. All ACC-Big Ten Challenge games will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2.Here are the rest of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge games:Northwestern at Georgia TechDuke at IndianaWisconsin at VirginiaIowa at Virginia TechNotre Dame at Michigan StateMiami at MinnesotaPenn State at NC StateMichigan at North CarolinaClemson at Ohio StateLouisville at PurdueBoston College at NebraskaFlorida State at RutgersIllinois at Wake Forest Comments Published on June 8, 2017 at 11:45 am Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
To inspire Manny Pacquiao in his fight against Floyd Mayweather, a senator is set to file a bill seeking to grant special tax exemption for the Filipino ring icon’s earnings in the world welterweight unification bout on May 2 in Las Vegas (May 3 in the Philippines). In a press statement Friday, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said the special tax incentive is a fitting tribute to Pacquiao’s effort to put the country once again on the international map. The bill will be filed next week. “Manny being a Filipino promotes the Philippines. The marketing value for the country is priceless,” he said. Pimentel said Pacquiao, an eight-division world champion, needs all the support and inspiration he could get during his training for the fight, which took more than five years in the making. “During his training, let us inspire Manny by way of passing a special tax exemption act for this particular fight. Anyway we are not blind that a substantial part of his boxing proceeds goes to the people through Manny’s helping hand,” the senator said. Pacquiao will stake his World Boxing Organization title while Mayweather, undefeated in 47 fights, will stake his WBC and WBA belts in the fight. Pimentel said the honor and world recognition the country will generate is unprecedented considering the tremendous publicity and promotion that will mark the run-up to the fight. “Manny is now part of our history and of world sports history. Let’s give him this tax incentive in recognition to his invaluable efforts to promote boxing and the country around the world,” he said. Pacquiao is facing a P3.2 billion tax evasion case before the Court of Tax Appeals. The case was filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue after assessing that Pacquiao had incurred “deficiency income and value-added tax” from 2008 to 2009, worth P2.2 billion. Penalties and surcharges caused the deficiency to balloon to P3.2 billion read more