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3) (Syracuse.com) A dual-threat quarterback from Texas has become the fourth member of the Syracuse University football recruiting class of 2013. Zach Allen, a 6-foot-2, 186-pounder from Temple, Texas, gave SU coaches the word he would play for the Orange on Wednesday. Allen is the second quarterback to commit to the Orange, joining Pennsylvania product Austin Wilson who announced that he’d play for SU last week. According to recruiting websites, Allen also had offers from seven schools, including Minnesota, Eastern Illinois, New Mexico and North Texas. Scout.com has Allen rated as a two-star prospect, while Rivals.com did not have a rating. He passed for 1,753 yards and 11 touchdowns his junior year, also rushing for 766 yards and nine TDs. Besides Allen and Wilson, the Orange has verbal commitments from tight end Tyler Provo of Florida and junior college defensive tackle Wayne Williams of Brooklyn.
2) (SUAthletics.com) Syracuse University legend Jim Brown is back involved with the sport of lacrosse. Brown is a member of the investment group Medallion Financial Corp, which purchased the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) on Wednesday, May 30.
Brown will have a 20 percent ownership stake in the franchise with Medallion Financial Corp owning approximately 60 percent of the team, according to New York Newsday. Brown continued his lacrosse career at Syracuse where he was a two-time All-American. He helped the Orange to undefeated 10-0 record as a senior in 1957. Brown was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1983, and was the recipient of the inaugural Tewaaraton Legends Award in 2011. The Lizards’ roster currently includes former Orange attackman Chris Daniello. Departed senior attackman Tommy Palasek was drafted by the franchise in January, but has yet to suit up. Long Island is 1-2 so far this season. The Lizards host the Ohio Machine at Shuart Stadium on Friday, June 1.
1) (Syracuse.com) Jim Boeheim has long been a leading fund-raiser for Coaches vs. Cancer for several years, dating back to his own battle with prostate cancer in 2001. In 2009, he and his wife, Juli, started the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation, which includes Coaches vs. Cancer among the many charitable organizations that it helps financially. Coach Boeheim recently joined forces with a pharmaceutical corporation that has developed what could be a breakthrough drug in the fight against cancer. Boeheim will serve as an “advisor” to Cellceutix Corporation, a Beverly, Mass.-based company, that has produced a drug that has been approved for a clinical study at Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The drug, known as Kevetrin, attacks cancer cells. Boeheim will provide Cellceutix with a link to other high-profile coaches and athletes, plus access to media in the same way that Dick Vitale has brought visibility to the Jimmy V Foundation.