Keenan Hall prepares for annual Revue

first_imgThe annual Keenan Revue will be held this weekend at Stepan Center, and senior producer Brian Ward said this year’s lineup is better and more hilarious than ever.  Ward, who organized the Revue alongside senior director Tyler Gregory, said Keenan Hall’s trademark show is “truly the No. 1 event on campus.” To avoid any past censorship issues from resurfacing, Gregory said they worked with the Office of Student Affairs to collaborate beforehand.  “We have made extra efforts this year to make sure we will not have problems,” Gregory said. “We met with Amy Geist, the assistant director of the Office of Student Affairs, and went over all the content to make sure it is appropriate.” The theme of this year’s show is “Much Revue About Nothing,” a reference to the Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing,” Ward said.  “The actual Shakespeare play is all about issues coming to light,” Ward said. “We are doing the same thing with Notre Dame and bringing issues on campus to light in a funny way.” The show is staffed completely by Keenan residents and has been in the works since October, according to Ward. Auditions took place at the beginning of the semester for the lineup of comedy skits and various musical acts that Ward described as similar to Saturday Night Live. Typically, the three performances draw about 4,500 audience members in total. “The audition process took place all on one Saturday,” Ward said. “We auditioned all the skits, and then had review meeting and picked 25 for the actual show.” In addition, Ward and Gregory issued a constitution to all participants that provided guidelines on the appropriate level of humor and also held a panel that reviewed all the skits’ content specifically to ensure it was appropriate. Ward and Gregory said the content might surprise some audience members but won’t disappoint anyone.  “People are expecting there to be a lot of Manti jokes, but that is not something we focused on this year,” Ward said. “We actually included a lot of self-defacing humor, so we are able to poke fun at other things. We also have a ton of talented musicians in the show.” Ward said the show takes thousands of dollars to put on because professional lighting technicians and stage crew are hired to work the performances. Keenan alumni donate money to run the show every year. “Everyone should come out and see the greatest show on campus,” Ward said. “We sold out our tickets in 45 minutes, but if anyone wants to go and does not have a ticket, stop by at show time and we may have an extra for you.”last_img read more

Roberson plays season-high 14 minutes, shows noticeable improvement

first_imgTyler Roberson collected a rebound midway through the first half and paused in the paint. The rest of his Syracuse teammates abandoned him and ran upcourt which left him alone in an unfamiliar situation.“Dribble!” yelled Michael Gbinije.He didn’t. Instead Tyler Ennis ran back and Roberson hit him with an outlet pass.The freshman forward may not be totally comfortable yet, but he made noticeable strides in No. 2 Syracuse’s (13-0) 70-48 win over Eastern Michigan (7-5) in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday. Roberson tied his career high with 14 minutes and finished with six points, five rebounds and an assist.With DaJuan Coleman out with a left leg contusion, Roberson could see an increase in minutes as the third forward in the rotation, and proved Tuesday that he could be a viable stopgap.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Tonight he was good,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He got some rebounds, he made a couple of positive moves and a real good pass. A lot of positive things tonight.”Roberson played four minutes in SU’s 78-62 win over then-No. 8 Villanova on Saturday, and Boeheim said that he didn’t maximize his opportunities with Coleman hurt and Rakeem Christmas in foul trouble. The head coach said that Roberson gave up two easy layups to the Wildcats, didn’t rebound well and “was lost.”But Roberson looked comfortable against the Eagles. He was alert on the wing of Syracuse’s zone and effective in the high post on offense. He even threw a wrap-around pass to Christmas that got Boeheim to hop in the air before giving the freshman a casual point.“It’s just good to get out there,” Roberson said. “I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable.”Roberson still looked hesitant to shoot when he caught the ball in space. He attempted one jump shot in the first half that hit the back rim but said that “the jumper’s there, just need to keep shooting.”With 3:18 left, fellow freshmen Ron Patterson and B.J. Johnson joined Roberson on the court. After a hectic out-of-bounds save by Patterson led to a Johnson 3, Patterson set up Roberson with a floater in the paint.All three freshman reserves got their names in the box score Tuesday, and Roberson led the way with his most assuring performance of the season.“I was proud of them today,” SU forward C.J. Fair said of the freshmen. “Tyler was confident and that was good for us.” Comments Published on December 31, 2013 at 9:09 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipperary book place in All-Ireland minor camogie final

first_imgThe Premier County advanced to the decider by beating Cork 4-16 to 0-8.Tipp led 2-8 to 0-3 at the break in a match played at Carriganore on the WIT complex in Waterford.Their opponents in the final will be Galway. The Tribeswomen defeated Kilkenny 0-12 to 1-5 in the day’s other semi-final at McDonagh Park, Nenagh.last_img

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Gresham, who is expected to visit other teams and was already reportedly offered a contract by the New Orleans Saints, caught 62 passes for 460 yards and five touchdowns in 2014 before undergoing back surgery in March that repaired a herniated disc.A first-round pick by the Bengals in 2010, Gresham has never produced less than 458 total yards in any of his five seasons in the NFL, and that seemingly fits an Arizona roster that currently lacks at the tight end position.Veteran John Carlson surprised by announcing his retirement this offseason, leaving head coach Bruce Arians with more holes to fill. Darren Fells returns as a capable option as a blocker, and the Cardinals’ 2014 second-round pick, Troy Niklas, has battled injuries in his young career.Arizona also have tight end options with Gerald Christian, Ifeanyi Momah, Ted Bolser and Gannon Sinclair. Comments   Share   Free agent TE Jermaine Gresham’s visit to #AZCardinals set for tomorrow. Important physical. #Saints, #Raiders among others interested— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 20, 2015 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories For a while now, the Arizona Cardinals have sought a premier pass-catching tight end, and that desire again becomes their focus this week.Free agent Jermaine Gresham, a former Pro Bowler with the Cincinnati Bengals, will visit the Cardinals this week, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Bengals free-agent TE Jermaine Gresham will the visit Arizona Cardinals this week, per source. Saints already… http://t.co/34LYDrEo6u— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 19, 2015last_img read more