Gold Coast Hinterland retreat has endless views

first_img415 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 415 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain. 415 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.THIS sprawling Tamborine Mountain property offers a lifestyle most can only dream about – with the income potential to boot. Situated on the western side of Tamborine Mountain, 415 Main Western Rd is suited for Airbnb, use as a Bed & Breakfast venture, or as a venue for weddings and other functions.Spread over three levels, the residence offers 10 ensuited bedrooms and plenty of space to relax and unwind with several verandas offering spectacular views. 415 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.If you appreciate quality building materials, you will love the hardwood exterior, three stone fireplaces and series of full-size bathtubs.There is more than 5.7ha of cleared land with plenty to do, make and profit from. “Those with commercial pursuits in mind will love the fully fitted milking shed, large stockyard and extensive irrigation system feeding from a freehold main dam,” agent William Sarti of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents said. 415 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.There is also a pool, horse paddocks, three stables, a greenhouse, in-ground dam, stockyard, milking shed, orchard and dedicated office space.Property records show Xuanyi Xu bought the property in 2014.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Slow Play

first_imgDoes it bother you how long a baseball game lasts these days? The College World Series finals this year is a prime example. UCLA and Mississippi State were taking two to three minutes between pitches because each coach was trying to outfox the other. The UCLA catcher would not call a pitch until his coach had tried to pick up the sign from the Mississippi State coach to his batter. The umpires were going right along with these delays. Major League managers these days seem to be calling more and more pitches from the bench instead of allowing the catcher and pitcher to decide what to throw. Most of the signs given are fake and only after an indicator sign is given is the real sign flashed either to a batter, base runner, or catcher. The basic signs like steal a base or hit and run are almost universal for all players, but it is that indicator sign that is the real signal to do something. For example–skin on skin–is usually the steal sign, but what the coach touches or flashes before this tells the runner what to do. A good decoy is for the batter or runner to stare a long time after he has been given the real sign so as to confuse the other team who are trying to steal the sign. Teams also change their own signs from one inning to the next. It gets so confusing at times that neither the coach or player are sure what is the real thing.last_img read more

26 injured in Megabus crash on I-65

first_imgSEYMOUR, Ind. – Investigators say slick road conditions are to blame for a Megabus crash on I-65 near Seymour early Saturday morning.The bus was moving to the right lane around 5:25 a.m. when the driver lost control and went into the median and rolled on its side.Twenty-six passengers were injured and several were rushed to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour and at least one was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis at the time of this release.Uninjured passengers were taken to Seymour Middle School as local American Red Cross hosted them for shelter.Changing weather conditions and speed may have contributed to the cause of this crash, police said.The bus was traveling south with passengers from several different cities between Chicago and Atlanta.last_img read more

Rose Marie Nieman, 86

first_imgRose Marie “Rosie” Nieman, 86, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Aspen Place Health Center in Greensburg.  Born, February 3, 1933 in Decatur County, Indiana, she was the daughter of John Henry and Agnes (Meyer) Nieman.  Rosie graduated from Greensburg High School in 1951.  She worked for 35 years as office manager at the REMC, retiring in 1998.  She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former volunteer at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital and the Meals on Wheels.  Rosie was an avid bowler and she loved to travel.  She traveled to all but one state in the Union. She also was an extensive traveler in Europe. Her trips included Our Lady of Lourdes in France and the Vatican City in Italy.  She loved exploring her family homeland in Germany.  She is survived by two brothers, Carl (Glenda) Nieman, Greensburg, John (Peg) Nieman, Greensburg; one sister, Betty Schneider, Greensburg; one sister-in-law, Esther Nieman, Greensburg, 19 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Maurice Nieman, Arthur “Art” Nieman; brother-in-law, Lawrence Schneider; Sister-in-law, Pauline Nieman; great niece, Leah Laudick.  Family and friends will gather at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church to pray the rosary.  Visitation will follow until the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund or to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Girls Area Basketball Scores (1-23)

first_imgGirls Area Basketball ScoresThursday  (1-23)Rushville  76     Batesville  28East Central  69     Franklin County  15Jac-Cen-Del  51     Rising Sun  22Oldenburg  52     Switzerland County  50Southwestern Hanover  45     South Ripley  44North Decatur  51     Milan  41Morristown  61     Hauser  45Waldron  61     Indy Lutheran  31Pendleton Heights  69     Connersville  26Union County  51     Knightstown  16Columbus East  64     Jennings County  54last_img read more

4-year-old found in woods after being missing for 2 days

first_imgA 4-year-old girl who had been missing for two days in a wooded area in east Alabama was found by officials on Friday.Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said rescuers found Vadie Sides after she had disappeared from her babysitter’s sight Wednesday afternoon while they were walking in a backyard with a hound dog.She was found after one of the members from the search team heard a dog bark in the woods. Vadie Sides was found in good condition with the dog by her side.last_img

The Latest: St. Paul Saints to hold a virtual home opener

first_img May 13, 2020 Associated Press Elche was sixth in the 22-team second-division standings when the competition was suspended after 31 matches.___The Portuguese soccer league says it will delay its restart until June 4.The league was expected to resume at the end of May but will wait another week so there is time to “rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved” in the matches.The league says it hopes to serve as an example of “good practices” for the rest of the Portuguese society during the coronavirus pandemic. The federation said Wednesday that 10 league matches and five Republic Cup matches will be staged from June 3 to July 29. The Albanian Cup final will be held Aug. 2.The federation says holding the matches will follow the strict sanitary protocol it earlier drafted in consultation with UEFA and FIFA.___Oaklawn plans to reopen its casino next to the racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday.General manager Wayne Smith says state and health officials have given the go-ahead to do so with new health and hygiene protocols in place. The cycling organization said the first major event for the sport since early March will take place June 5-7 using protocols established under Oklahoma’s reopening guidelines. In addition to heightened sanitation practices, race organizers will allow for extra space between riders in the starting chutes and will ask participants to leave the finish-line area directly after races.___Albania’s soccer federation says league and other matches will resume in June but without fans in the stadiums, and the matches will follow a strict medical protocol.Play has been suspended since mid-March following the country’s total lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Saints have dubbed the event “Nopening Day,” which will begin on Tuesday night at CHS Field with curbside pickup of free T-shirts for fans and end with a fireworks display at the empty 7,000-seat ballpark. The Saints will then re-broadcast on their social media platforms the 2015 home opener that marked the first game at CHS Field in the Lowertown area of Minnesota’s capital city.The team’s usual off-the-wall in-game promotions will be staged from the homes of various staff members. Then on a serious note, video clips honoring front-line workers at Twin Cities hospitals will be aired.___USA BMX is restarting racing next month at its headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ___Beach volleyball teams will have an extra year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.The system will otherwise remain the same.Most teams qualify by earning points on the international tour. The deadline for Tokyo had been this June but now it will be June 13, 2021. Additional spots in the Olympic tournament will be decided at continental tournaments that will be held until June 27 of next year.The FIVB world tour is currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: St. Paul Saints to hold a virtual home opener ___The Italian soccer league is hoping to resume competition on June 13.The date was agreed to during a video conference with all 20 Serie A clubs. It is subject to approval by the Italian government.Full team training will restart on May 18 after a revised medical protocol was approved. The clubs have already resumed training on an individual basis.There are 12 rounds remaining in Serie A along with four matches that were postponed from the 25th round. The Italian Cup is in the semifinal stage.center_img The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___The players at French rugby club Toulouse have offered to take a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.The players at the 20-time French champions say they told club president Bernard Lemaitre they are willing to accept “a significant decrease” in earnings. They did not give any figures regarding the amount of the proposed decrease.Lemaitre praised his players for their “spontaneous and unanimous” offer amid challenging economic times. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The St. Paul Saints will hold a virtual home opener next week, with the independent minor league baseball club unable to start their defense of the American Association championship due to the virus-related restrictions in place. Players from Spanish soccer club Elche have not practiced as a protest against reduced salaries.The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium but decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the team’s decision not to lift the furloughs that had been put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players want to resume earning full salaries now that they are back to training.The players practiced normally on Tuesday. The club says it is negotiating with them.The club used government furloughs to reduce its labor costs during the pandemic. Players had their salaries and working hours reduced by 70%. ___Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator for hospitals dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.The Formula One team says it created a device that is easy to use and assemble in conjunction with the Italian Institute of Technology. Ferrari says it was designed in only five weeks and can be produced using easily available materials at a lower cost than normal ventilators.The ventilator has been designed to meet the typical demands of medium intensive care and the technical specifications are available as an open source project.___ The State University of New Jersey announced Wednesday that mobile-only ticketing to sports events will start this fall with the football season.Rutgers said the new policy would enable contact-free entry into all venues and offer greater convenience and safety. The Big Ten Conference member said fans can access their ticket accounts through the Scarlet Knights’ app supported on Apple and Android devices.The policy would cover football tickets and parking passes, men’s basketball tickets, parking and hospitality, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse tickets, and wrestling tickets. Rutgers also said fans will have the ability to transfer tickets electronically.The university will work with ticket holders at events should either their cell phone run out of power or they don’t have one. The casino will operate at 33% capacity, staff and visitors will have their temperatures checked upon entry and must wear masks, and guests must show ID in case contact tracing is needed.Inside the casino, gamblers will be limited to every other slot machine, there will be no more than three players per blackjack table, craps will be limited to three players per side of each table, and live roulette won’t be open.Oaklawn’s racing season ended May 2 without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.___Rutgers is doing away with paper tickets to sports events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He says it “further reinforces our motivation and our desire to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”The French league was canceled after the government called it off late last month. The semifinals of the Top 14 league will not be played.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior

first_imgThe Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.___The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition.The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA.The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. ___Organizers of the Cancun Challenge are moving this fall’s Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament to the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.They’re hoping the new venue will help keep athletes, coaches, staff members and fans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The arena is located six miles from Kennedy Space Center and seats approximately 1,500 fans.Last fall organizers announced the field would feature men’s teams from Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State and Purdue on Nov. 24-25 and women’s teams from Florida State, Houston, Iowa, Northeastern, Purdue, Toledo, Southern California and VCU on Nov. 26-28. Tennessee was added to the women’s field later.Final details about hotels, travel packages, teams and schedules have not been finalized, organizers say, and fans are being asked to wait to book trips until more details are available. AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. ___A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus.The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players.There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday. July 16, 2020 Associated Press In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights. “It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when determining if professional sporting events should take place in the jurisdiction, with or without spectators,” Juliano wrote. “We all want to see our teams back on their respective fields, but, frankly, this should not come at the expense of the health and safety of the people in their organizations and our community.”The coalition includes the top health officials from 30 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, including virtually every major league city. It noted that testing should not replace the quarantine of those diagnosed with COVID-19, and recommended that players and staff cooperate with contact tracing. Teams should report clusters of three or more positive cases that occur within a two-week period.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s reluctant to allow UConn’s football team to travel to states with high coronavirus infection rates this fall. ___The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all.The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships.The league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time. Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule.“We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point. The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior UConn, which is scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference has road games scheduled at Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and San Jose State. Lamont said should the team travel to a state where infection rates remain high, Husky players would be subject to Connecticut’s 14-day quarantine rule upon their return to Storrs.“Gov. Lamont has done a tremendous job leading our state through this difficult time,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “We will continue to consult with his team and follow the guidance of state and public health officials to find the best path forward.”___The Mid-American Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to Sept. 3. The conference football season is also scheduled to begin that day. The conference said the decision will provide more time to provide for a safe return to competition.___ ___The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester.The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.___ The San Francisco 49ers and Giants are teaming with a health care company to distribute hundreds of thousands of cloth masks throughout the Bay Area to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.The two teams announced the plan Thursday to work with Dignity Health and their flagship radio station KNBR on the initiative to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign advocating wearing masks in public.The teams will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health’s logo that will be distributed at no charge to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The Giants masks are currently being distributed with the baseball season scheduled to start next week. The 49ers masks are set to be distributed starting next month.The initiative will start with 200,000 masks and could reach 500,000 if there is demand.“If we want to get back to the ballpark and get life back to life as normal this is a simple step,” 49ers CEO Jed York said about wearing masks. The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season.The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday.Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.“Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week. Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Krautman’s woes continue in loss to Rutgers; Thomas returns to field after taking bit hit

first_imgPISCATAWAY, N.J. — He was once a freshman All-American. Now he is a liability.Ross Krautman, Syracuse’s junior kicker, missed two more field goals on Saturday in a 23-15 loss to Rutgers that dropped his season percentage to below 50 percent. He is tied for 89th in the country in field goals per game, tied for 93rd in total field goals made and ranks 131st in field goal percentage.He has connected on only four of nine kicks this season, after going 18 for 19 and 15 for 19 in his freshman and sophomore seasons, respectively.On Saturday, Krautman attempted a 50-yard field goal in the second quarter, which would have improved on his career long by two yards. But his kick was low, left and never had a chance.He then saw his 32-yard kick on SU’s first possession of the second half blocked and returned for 75 yards for a touchdown that changed the entire complexion of the game. Justin Pugh, an offensive tackle and arguably Syracuse’s best player, was flattened on the right side of the line by Rutgers linebacker Jamal Merrell, who extended his right hand to block the kick.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That was definitely one of the biggest plays of the game,” Pugh said. “He came in on my side, so that’s my fault. I just have to play better.”Head coach Doug Marrone said his team made changes to its field goal protection unit during the week to key in on Rutgers defensive back Ryan Logan, who is crucial to Rutgers’ kick blocking formation.As a result, Marrone said he didn’t get a good assessment on the height of Krautman’s kick, but it appeared to come out low on the replays.With Saturday’s misses, Krautman has made just one of his last five attempts this season. His longest make of 2012 is a mere 37 yards, meaning the Orange offense carries an extra burden due to his inability to connect from long range.Stevens posts career gameArguably the only bright spot for the Syracuse offense on Saturday, a day in which quarterback Ryan Nassib threw two interceptions and lost a fumble, was backup tight end David Stevens.Stevens, who entered the game against Rutgers with 5 receiving yards on the season, caught five passes for 60 yards and gave Nassib a reliable target. He set career highs in both yards and receptions.“He just did a good job of getting open inside, and he caught some big balls over the middle and took some shots,” Nassib said.In the second quarter, Stevens came open across the middle and Nassib found him for a 21-yard reception that was the offense’s best play of the game to that point. And in the third quarter, Stevens caught a pass along the right sideline and barreled forward for a first down and a gain of 17 yards.He finished second on the team in receiving yards on Saturday behind Marcus Sales’ 100.“He’s a tough kid and a sure-handed player,” Nassib said. “I’m glad to see him doing well.”Thomas plays 1 week after brutal hitOne week after a vicious collision with a Pittsburgh tight end, Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas returned to the field and showed no signs of an injury.Thomas was one of four SU captains on Saturday, and he finished the game with six tackles.It’s clear that Thomas is the leader of the secondary and arguably the heart and soul of the defense. His tremendous grit and toughness rub off on his teammates, and SU struggles to make up for his absence as it did a season ago when he missed time due to a partially torn hamstring.There were several times on Saturday when Thomas’ ability to come up out of the secondary and make a play saved the SU defense. He cut down Rutgers tailback Jawan Jamison on a third-and-11 screen play that was set up nicely, and later he stuck Jamison on a running play after he had advanced to the second level.After the game, Thomas said he felt fine even though he missed a series in the fourth quarter.“I feel good, man,” Thomas said. “I feel healthy. Just ready to win.” Comments Published on October 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories SELF-DESTRUCTION: Flurry of 2nd-half turnovers, mistakes by Syracuse lead to frustrating loss to RutgersSyracuse defense shuts down Rutgers’ Jamison in losing effortAfter disappointing loss, time for players to take blamelast_img read more

Syracuse attendance increases following recent success

first_imgWith a slow start to the season, Syracuse saw a lack of support from fans early on. Not only was attendance down, but the fans were also virtually silent. But as the Orange has picked it up in the second half of the season, fans have begun to support the team. Syracuse’s most recent home victory over Clemson marked the largest attendance all season in a single home match, tallying 293 people. There is a host of reasons behind the fans beginning to back the team, but perhaps the biggest is that Syracuse is winning games. “It’s good to see,” middle blocker Lindsay McCabe said. “I think that we expect when we are winning people are going to come. We got to keep winning to have people come.” The largest home crowd on record for the Orange since 2007 was against Notre Dame in 2011, which had 585 in attendance. On Wednesday night, Syracuse will face the same opponent — this time in the Carrier Dome. It is the final time the team will play in the Dome this season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs of Tuesday, the team’s average home attendance for the season is at 299 per game, which puts it on pace to break its previous record of 294 in 2010. The team has had 13 games thus far this season, and in 2010 it played 10. Attendance records have been kept since 2007. All season long, head coach Leonid Yelin has said that getting the school to come out and support the team is his goal. From day one he stressed the importance of developing a fan base. Now that the team has started to string together wins, Yelin is beginning to see his wishes come to fruition.The players have noticed a steady fan base is starting to develop as the awareness of the team increases. “When we see fans are coming, it is making us feel better and lets us know that we are doing better this season,” middle blocker Monika Salkute said. But Yelin knows that to keep these fans coming, the team must continue to win. After Syracuse’s Oct. 27 victory against Clemson, Yelin stressed in a team meeting that the fans in attendance do not come to watch losers. “No one wants to come watch a losing team,” said defensive specialist Melina Violas, “so now that we are winning and we are getting more fans, it is awesome.”Yelin said another major component of the increased fan base could be having the games televised. He believes that the games being put on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel has had some positive effects. “I think a lot of people don’t even know (that the team exists),” Yelin said. “The more exposure that we are going to have, the more people that will know, the more people will come.”The players feel fans are more interested in coming to the games when they are played in the Dome. The Dome is something every SU student can identify with. “They are more interested about the place that we are playing, so the Dome is a wow (factor),” Salkute said.Though many of the team’s supporters are new, they have personality. They seem to know the team and are even calling the players by their nicknames. It is apparent that they are genuinely interested in the sport as well as the players themselves. Regardless of the reasoning behind the increased fan base, player morale is on the rise. It is increasing the players’ energy and helping them improve as a whole. “It definitely just brings up our energy,” outside hitter Nicolette Serratore said. “It is really hard to cheer between every point, it takes a lot of energy, so when we have a lot of people backing us up it just gives you that extra adrenaline. It is really good to have that support there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2013 at 2:20 am Contact Eric: esriter@syr.edulast_img read more