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Syracuse partners with Uplifting Athletes to raise money for brain cancer research

first_imgSyracuse has joined forces with the Uplifting Athletes chapter in Syracuse to host a touchdown drive for the Orange’s game against Central Michigan on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.Every touchdown scored by SU on Saturday will raise a set amount of money for Uplifting Athletes to invest in research and awareness for anaplastic astrocytoma.The cause relates to the Syracuse Football community as former punter and team captain Rob Long was diagnosed with the rare form of brain cancer in 2010, but has since been in remission.“It’s very humbling to have the support of the current team,” Long said at an Uplifting Athletes event in July.The amount of money raised per SU touchdown depends on the amount donated to the cause on its PledgeIt.org page, and was at $81 per touchdown as of Sept. 15.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAccording to the cause’s PledgeIt.org page, Uplifting Athletes is hoping to raise up to $5,000 from Saturday’s game against the Chippewas begins.Uplifting Athletes is a national non-profit organization has 25 chapters across the country, including outlets in fellow Atlantic Coast Conference schools North Carolina State, Boston College, Florida State, Clemson and Virginia.Each chapter chooses one out of approximately 7,000 rare diseases to support through charitable and philanthropic events.The Syracuse chapter of Uplifting Athletes was founded in 2013 in part due to the work of former Orange long snapper Sam Rodgers, a native of State College, Pennsylvania, where the initial Uplifting Athletes Chapter was founded.The touchdown pledge is Uplifting Athlete’s second event on the Syracuse University campus. The first was “Lift for Life” — a workout event for SU’s football team on the field of J.S. Coyne Field — where players participated in various physically-demanding relay races.Rodgers graduated from Syracuse last year, and handed his Syracuse chapter presidency off to junior center Jason Emerich, who appeared in the Orange’s 30-17 win last Saturday when starting center Rob Trudo went down with an injury.Emerich led the organization of the chapter’s first on-campus, public event.“We’re a big family on the football team,” Emerich said in July at Lift for Life. “We wanted to help guys out in our family … And we just wanted to raise money, raise awareness for people fighting the same fight as (Rob Long) is.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 15, 2015 at 10:06 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more


WWE stock crumbles as Wall Street gets concerned over ratings: Report

first_imgLast Updated: 24th October, 2019 13:36 IST WWE Stock Crumbles As Wall Street Gets Concerned Over Ratings: Report The WWE stock continues to fall and has investors confused and divided on the company’s future. Take a look at the challenges the WWE faces. Read more. First Published: 24th October, 2019 13:36 IST 10 months ago WWE: John Cena to Seth Rollins, Tweets by superstars which went viral COMMENT 10 months ago WWE News: Wrestler Jake Atlas has reportedly been signed WE RECOMMEND The Wall Street investors are concerned about the WWE and its declining stock according to several reports in the US media. Lack of innovation with the company and tough competition from rival AEW is adding to the WWE’s troubles. WWE enjoyed strong ratings on the season premiere of Friday Night SmackDown on October 4 but the ratings have only kept falling since then. ALSO READ | WWE News: Matt Hardy ends speculation of his return with tweetsThe audience yearns for a fresh product Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago WWE: Watch Seth Rollins diss Kenny Omega and AEW at an event LIVE TV 10 months ago WWE: Security obstructs wrestling fans from sporting AEW merchandise ALSO READ | WWE: Security obstructs wrestling fans from sporting AEW merchandiseOne of the WWE’s biggest problems has been its repetitive programming and storylines which have led to its fanbase searching for other alternatives. The ratings of the WWE shows have continued to fall with fan disinterest growing and that is a very big reason behind the fall of WWE’ stock. According to reports, WWE’s stock has gone down by 10% this year and scares investors who are in the dark about the company’s plans. Talking to a news outlet, a media analyst pointed out that investors are concerned about the deals WWE has cracked in the United Kingdom and Latin America. Investors are in the dark about the details of these deals and therefore cannot analyse WWE’s future. WWE is also yet to announce a TV deal for India as their deal with TEN Sports expires at the end of this year. Some investors believe that WWE has reached its peak and will only continue to fall.ALSO READ | WWE News: Triple H teases CM Punk’s possible return to the companyAEW, a legitimate threatAll-Elite Wrestling debuted with its weekly show, ‘Dynamite’, in October. The show has enjoyed strong ratings and has been highly appreciated by the fans. This clearly signifies the shift of interest in the audience’s mind. Fans even go as far as chanting “AEW” at WWE events, some of which is very evident in live broadcasts. Rumours have emerged of WWE trying to sign the highly-popular CM Punk in an effort to boost ratings which have continued to fall. Keeping the stock market and TV ratings in mind, WWE will have to reform itself quickly in order to survive. ALSO READ | WWE News: Wrestler Jake Atlas has reportedly been signed Mrigank Pandey WWE 10 months ago WWE: Vince and Undertaker attend the Riyadh season opening ceremonylast_img read more