Syracuse redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer ruled out for Wake Forest matchup

first_img Published on February 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against Wake Forest, SU Athletics announced about 30 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. start time. Moyer is wearing a protective boot on his left ankle and is not in uniform.Moyer, who started the first 20 games of the season for SU (16-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast), did not start two weeks ago at Pittsburgh due to a left ankle sprain. He has not started SU’s last four games, as freshman Marek Dolezaj slotted into his place. Dolezaj averages 4.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.Over his last three games off the bench, Moyer has played 34 minutes and scored just two points. When asked last week about whether Dolezaj would continue to start, head coach Jim Boeheim did not waver.“Well let’s see,” Boeheim said. “Matt played 19 minutes (against Virginia). He has zero, zero, zero, 0-for-4, yeah. I’d say so.”With Moyer out and freshman forward Bourama Sidibe still battling tendinitis, former walk-on Braedon Bayer could see time. Boeheim has said Bayer will see the floor, but he played only one minute at Louisville on Monday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTip between the Orange and Demon Deacons (9-15, 2-10) is slated for 1 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Ex-Iowa governor urges Reynolds to rethink COVID-19 policies

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver is urging Gov. Kim Reynolds to back off policies that he says will force employees to be in unsafe workplaces that have had coronavirus outbreaks.Culver says in a letter to Reynolds that workers shouldn’t have to risk illness or death or face the loss of their unemployment benefits. He warned that her policy choices “will affect Iowans’ quality of life for generations to come.”Culver, a Democrat who served from 2007 to 2011, said the Republican governor’s policies have created an appearance “that the state’s most powerful business owners have exerted undue influence.” He cited her push to keep open meatpacking plants that have been sources of community-wide outbreaks.Culver said a policy that would deny unemployment to those who are afraid of catching the virus puts budget concerns over people’s well-being.“Any such ill-conceived scheme that deprives them of choice and forces those hard-working, yet vulnerable, employees to report to unsafe workplace environments, while the positive incidences of COVID-19 infection are on the rise, is not merely penny-wise and pound foolish – it is just plain wrong,” Culver wrote.He urged Reynolds “in the strongest possible terms to reconsider and realign” her approach to give workers more protections.last_img read more

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