OUCA introduces Bullingdon ban

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first_imgThe Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) has added the Bullingdon Club to a list of “proscribed organisations” at a meeting held at Somerville College this evening.This means that members of the club will no longer be able to hold any offices within the association.OUCA’s President, Ben Etty, told Cherwell: “The banning of members of the Bullingdon club from holding office in the association – a club banned by the university and who’s values and activities have no place in the modern Conservative Party – will I hope show that we are moving towards a more open, welcoming, and tolerant environment for all.”The meeting also saw OUCA adopt a new gender-neutral version of its constitution, in a move which its president said brought it “in line with almost every other university society”, and which he said he hoped “will symbolise our desire to become a more inclusive association”.The Bullingdon Club is a men’s only dining society founded in 1780. It has become a symbol for Oxford’s excesses and elitism, with the 2014 film The Riot Club taking inspiration from it.In June 2017, the club was barred from taking its traditional picture on the steps of Christ Church, much to the amusement of onlookers.A previous attempt to ban Bullingdon members from OUCA came in Hilary term of this year, in the wake of negative coverage of the drunken behaviour of the Association’s members. However, the amendment was voted down by members.At the time, then president and supporter of the amendment, Timothy Doyle, told Cherwell he believed some members “feared [a ban] would lead to maliciously-targeted prescriptions of student societies to prevent individual members’ holding office”.last_img read more

Syracuse scales back 3-point shooting in 70-56 win against Pittsburgh

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first_imgAlexis Peterson caught the ball wide open in the left corner behind the 3-point line and set her feet. Only one player on the Syracuse bench, which normally emphatically reacts to any SU 3 attempt, stood up.But Peterson didn’t shoot. She drove to the basket for a layup instead.Syracuse shied away from the barrage of 3-pointers it’s known for. A team that’s goal is to shoot 30 3s and make 10 per game fell well short of that, finishing with just four makes on 13 attempts. But the No. 23 Orange (22-6, 12-3 Atlantic Coast), fresh off an upset of No. 10 Florida State on Thursday, turned to layups and midrange jumpers instead. The Orange shot 49 percent from the floor to beat Pittsburgh (12-15, 4-10), 70-56, at the Peterson Events Center on Sunday and extend its winning streak to eight games.Brianna Butler, the NCAA’s active leader in 3-pointers, led SU with 20 points, but the Orange took its least amount of 3s all season.“We have a versatile team and they’re going to be able to … make shots at the rim and do what they need to win basketball games,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter taking an early lead, Syracuse hit a shooting drought midway through the first quarter. In a span of less than seven minutes, SU missed 9-of-10 shots and turned the ball over twice.When it finally ended, SU’s 14-9 lead had been turned into a 26-16 deficit.“We just weren’t really getting quality looks and when we got good looks we just didn’t hit shots,” Hillsman said. “… They did a good job of taking away our 3-point stuff.”But then SU fell back on its press and moving the ball inside. Brittney Sykes hit a layup, and Butler stole the ensuing inbound pass and tossed an underhand shot in. Peterson stole an errant pass and drove the length of the floor for a lay in to give Syracuse a 38-35 lead going into the half.Though SU has shot more than 40 3s in a game three times, it was just 2-for-6 at the half. Pittsburgh was running over the top of screens, covering shooters at the arc, Hillsman said, and getting in their faces.The Orange stretched its lead to nine by the end of the third, despite just taking one long shot the entire period.When Butler, the only person to make a 3 for SU, drilled three 3-pointers in the fourth, they only served as cushion for an already solidified lead.“We really took our opportunities when they were available and I thought that they became available,” Hillsman said. “We got some drive and kicks late in the game, but we were getting turnovers and getting to the rim.”Syracuse will visit Boston College on Thursday at 7 p.m. for its final regular season game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 21, 2016 at 7:01 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuslast_img read more

Syracuse basketball recruiting: Orange offers Class of 2018 5-star forward Cameron Reddish

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first_img Comments Published on June 16, 2016 at 1:23 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Syracuse offered Class of 2018, five-star small forward Cameron Reddish on Wednesday, he announced in a tweet.Reddish is ranked as the seventh best player in the entire 2018 class by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, as the fifth best by ESPN and as the sixth best by Scout.com. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Westtown, Pennsylvania native attends Westtown High School and also has offers from Connecticut, Kentucky, Duke, Villanova and others.The Orange currently does not have any commits in the 2018 class but has offered center Nazreon Reid, power forward Simi Shittu and small forward Louis King.Below is Reddish’s highlight tape:center_img Related Stories Syracuse basketball recruiting: Turkish 7-foot star Omer Yurtseven picks North Carolina State over the OrangeSyracuse basketball recruiting: 2016 forward Taurean Thompson reportedly down to 3 schoolsSyracuse basketball recruiting: Orange reportedly offers 2018 5-star power forward Simi Shittu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more