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Syracuse has announced plans to finalize designs and begin construction on a brand-new, state-of-the-art indoor football practice center. But there’s one catch. It’s not all funded yet.
Here’s Darryl Gross:
“We’re looking for people to get involved.”
Should Orange Nation avoid counting its indoor chickens before they hatch?
“We will be seeking generous support of the Orange Nation to help us move this project and others to completion in record time as we gear up for our move to the ACC this fall. Several naming opportunities have been identified to recognize contributors at all gift levels for this important project.”
It’s highly doubtful SU will ever have the football equivalent of one of those unfinished South Florida condos with the crane laying motionless. But it’s interesting (and slightly risky) the university will attempt to put the ball in motion of such a huge undertaking without having all the financials squared away.
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Shamarko Thomas finished his college career with the Syracuse Orange last season. He started all 13 games at safety, led the team with 88 tackles, and earned First Team All-Big East honors as a senior.On Tuesday, Thomas tried his hand at impressing NFL scouts and coaches by participating in the 40-yard dash. The diminuitive Thomas clocked in at 4.38 in the forty before the turf monster...
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One of the 2013 NFL Draft prospects that have been turning head is Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas after running a 4.38 40-yard-dash at the NFL Combine.
However, Thomas also made the blooper reel of the event during one his dashes after he tripped and fell across the finish line:
(Courtesy of It's Always Sunny in Detroit and SB Nation)
Former Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas gave it his all (including his face) at the NFL Combine today during his 40 yard dash. Thomas’ first attempt ended with an unofficial time of 4.38 and an epic face plant.
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Former Syracuse star safety Shamarko Thomas had a great 2013 NFL Combine performance, but he will be remembered for this tumble after the 40-yard dash.
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