Fair returning to Syracuse for senior year

first_img Published on April 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ C.J. Fair will return to Syracuse for his senior season, SU Athletics announced Wednesday.The forward was named second-team All-Big East last season in the Orange’s final season in the conference. Fair will now help guide Syracuse into the Atlantic Coast Conference.“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me,” Fair said in a press release.Fair led Syracuse in scoring and rebounding during his junior season, averaging 14.5 points and seven rebounds per game. The forward was projected as a borderline first-round pick in June’s NBA Draft. It has been reported Fair would only leave if he had a first-round guarantee.Former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams declared for the draft earlier this month, and former SU forward James Southerland is also expected to be drafted. Carter-Williams is considered a borderline lottery pick, while Southerland will likely be selected in the second round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange ranked highly in several early preseason 2013-14 college basketball rankings, including No. 11 in CBS Sports’ rankings, banking on Fair’s return and the continued development of younger players like small forward Jerami Grant.Said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim in the release: “This is great news for our basketball program and for C.J.” Commentslast_img read more

Trojans can’t hold off Tigers

first_imgThe Tigers edged past USC in the AP top 25 on Sunday, even though the Trojans remained undefeated. On a wild weekend in college football, when half the top 10 lost, USC avoided the upset bug that struck Oklahoma, Florida, Texas and Rutgers. But a sloppy 27-24 victory at Washington on Saturday night cost the Trojans the No. 1 ranking they’ve held all season. USC is the first team to lose the No. 1 ranking after a victory since Nov. 3, 2002, when top-ranked Miami dropped after beating Rutgers, 42-17, and No. 2 Oklahoma moved up after a 27-11 victory over No. 13 Colorado. “I have no idea how the points work and how it all adds up,” USC coach Pete Carroll said Sunday night. “It has no bearing on anything for us. It didn’t before and it doesn’t now. “The reason it happened is the way we played, I guess.” COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Despite a win by USC, LSU is AP’s new No. 1. By Ralph D. Russo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – LSU reached No. 1 the hard way. LSU, which recovered from its own first-half malaise to beat Tulane, 34-9, Saturday, received 33 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,593 points. USC got 32 first-place votes, 11 fewer than last week, and 1,591 points. LSU coach Les Miles said the voters didn’t get up early enough to watch the first half of the Tigers’ victory against Tulane, when they led, 10-9, at the break. “They kind of slept in and got kind of caught up on the score later in the day,” he said Sunday. “We can’t afford to play like that anymore for any length of time, whether it is a half or whatever. We played without the focus or intensity we are capable of.” The voting was the closest since the second poll of the 2002 season, when Miami and Oklahoma tied for No. 1 and each received 27 first-place votes. Twelve voters switched off USC to LSU this week to swing the vote, though one voter, Jon Wilner of The San Jose Mercury News, voted USC No. 1 after having LSU last week. “The main reason I did was because I look at LSU and USC and feel that the Trojans have two quality wins on the road and that tipped the scales toward SC,” Wilner said. “Winning in Lincoln and in Seattle gives them an edge over LSU’s two big home wins (over South Carolina and Virginia Tech).” In the USA Today coaches’ poll and the Harris rankings, USC held on to No. 1, with LSU, Cal, Ohio State and Wisconsin in the top five. The Harris and coaches’ polls are used in the Bowl Championship Series standings to determine which teams play in the national title game. The first BCS standings will be released Oct. 14. The other two top-10 teams to lose this weekend took the largest tumbles in the new rankings. Texas dropped 12 spots to No. 19. Rutgers fell 11 spots to No. 21. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

A panel tackled board diversity at Fortunes Brainstorm Tech in Aspen Colo

first_img Making Technology Accessible to Everyone, Everywhere Sponsored Content By Disney Institute David Trujillo, partner at TPG Capital, said that his company used to go to all of the big executive search firms to help find directors for its portfolio companies. “It was the same list of people for every board, and it was always a bias of to serve on one of your boards, they need to have been on a board before,” he said. “We had to totally break that.”In August 2017, the company put together a task force and laid out the diversity statistics for all 250 of its portfolio companies globally. Trujillo said the company also started to tie compensation to whether deal partners had improved the diversity of their boards. As a result, he said that 35 women have been added to TPG portfolio company boards within the last year or so.TPG also compiled an internal database of 700 potential director candidates, the vast majority of whom have never served on a board before. “It’s breaking into that network of the next generation that tend to be a bit younger and just finding an incredible wealth of talent,” he said. Amy Chang, SVP and general manager of Cisco Collaboration and a P&G director, says she also has a list of strong female board candidates. “Whenever I get asked for a board I just don’t have time for, this list has all of these fabulous women,” she said. She added that there are four women who now have successfully gone on boards as a result of some of those conversations. Richards said getting portfolio companies to consider fresh talent for board seats “is a huge point of frustration for us.” He said that of GGV’s 125 portfolio companies in the U.S., at least 80% have an open independent board seat. Richards said that GGV will introduce companies to “people we think are phenomenal board candidates, and year after year those roles go unfilled.” When portfolio companies are ready to add a board member, he said they’ll say the want Sarah Friar, who’s the CEO of Nextdoor and the former CFO of Square. “I go, ‘Sarah’s fantastic. She’s amazing. She’s on the board of Walmart and Slack, but she’s pretty busy running Nextdoor,’” he said. “‘How about these six other women who are VP or director level at Google or Facebook?’”  Even though that woman might be running a P&L 100 times the size of the startup in question and is managing hundreds of the people, the founder will come back and say, well, she’s never been on a board before.“Part of what we’re trying to do is give more first-timeboard members a shot,” Richards said. “If we’re going to change the ratio, we can’t keep going back to the same people that are already sitting on six other boards.”Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, a venture partner at NEA, said that not only does she refer women to board seats but she also helps them write their “board narrative,” which helps explain why their skill set would make them a good director. “For a lot of the candidates we all think about, they’re not necessarily seeing themselves as potential directors,” she said. “Then we have to onboard them well.” Chang said being the first woman on a board can be a challenge. “When you’re the only woman, you’re supposed to represent the point of view of all womankind,” she said. “That’s a big burden. I can’t represent the entire female gender. Nor should I have to.” She said once there are four women, you stop thinking about gender altogether. Christa Quarles, Fortune Brainstorm Tech co-chair and former OpenTable CEO, who sits on the board of Kimberly-Clark, said that when the company added its fifth woman to the board, all of the women celebrated being able to talk business in the ladies’ room. “Men have been having conversations in the men’s room for generations, she said, “and we just had enough critical mass to have a conversation in the ladies’ room.” More must-read stories from Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2019:—A.I.’s hidden biases continue to bedevil businesses. Can they be stopped?—Land O’Lakes CEO: Big data is helping farmers deal with climate swings—How Spotify “playlisting” turned an unknown artist into a star—U.S. risks falling behind in crypto, warns ‘Crypto Mom’ SEC commissioner—Verizon executive calls for federal privacy rules on 5GGet Fortune’s Eye on A.I. newsletter, where artificial intelligence meets industryYou May Like Three Ways Leaders Can Embrace Conflict A panel at Fortune Brainstorm Tech addressed how to get more women on corporate boards.Stuart Isett for FortuneLast spring the Wall Street Journal ran a story with a headline that perfectly summed up an issue most U.S. companies are struggling with: “Corporate boards are still mostly white, mostly male—and getting even older.”At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, Colo., on Wednesday, a panel of experienced board directors tackled the question of how to change the composition of corporate boards and why doing so is critical.  “I have seen diverse boards help drive diverse management teams, which help drive diverse companies,” said Jeff Richards, managing partner of venture capital firm GGV Capital. “I believe a huge point of leverage for us as an industry is to get the board dynamic to change.” Sponsored Content HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4 by Xiaomilast_img read more