Ravian Pierce ‘going to be out for a while,’ says Dino Babers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Tight end Ravian Pierce was not in uniform for Syracuse’s (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) win over Connecticut (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic).After the game, when asked about Pierce’s absence, SU head coach Dino Babers did not go into much detail about the specifics of the injury or how it was suffered, but he did say the following:“He’s got an upper-body injury and he’s going to be out for a while. It’s really kind of disappointing, kind of snuck up on us. He’s such a tough guy, we didn’t know exactly when it happened. And we’ll just kind of leave it at that.”Pierce entered the season as the starting tight end after a strong first campaign last season for the Orange with 29 receptions for 263 yards and four touchdowns. Pierce is currently a senior, and he transferred from Southwest Mississippi Community College prior to the 2017 season.In three games this season, Pierce caught six passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGabe Horan will fill in for Pierce, Babers said. Horan, a Baldwinsville native, hauled in the first catch of his career for a seven-yard touchdown against UConn.center_img Commentslast_img read more

Football: Benin league resumes after two-year break

first_imgCotonou, Benin | AFP | Top-flight football resumed in tiny west African nation Benin Saturday after a two-year absence due to power struggles between officials.Among those who attended a league fixture involving Atlantic Sharks and US Seme-Krake were state president Patrice Talon and CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar.Disagreements between officials caused the suspension of the national championship in 2015 and a stop-gap league was staged last year without a formal winner. The 2017-2018 championship will consist of 19 clubs, divided into two mini-leagues, who will share the goal of succeeding the last champions, Buffles Borgou.International broadcasters LC2 International Afnex are assisting in organising the championship.Benin clubs consistently struggle in CAF competitions with none reaching the group stage of the Champions League or the second-tier Confederation Cup.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more