3. Babers will finally get to meet with his team during fall campUnlike in years past, the addition of satellite camps sapped time from Babers to get to know his players. Babers attended camps in Cleveland, Norfolk, Virginia, Ontario, Canada, and Paramus New Jersey.“That took a lot of time away from them,” Babers said.He was also on the road fundraising with Syracuse’s “No Huddle Tour” in June.Saturday will be the team’s first practice since the spring season. Despite Babers not getting to see his players as much as he’d like, the SU head coach said players look stronger now than they did in the spring but still have room to grow.The post-spring depth chart, which is the most current depth chart released was based on 10 padded practices from the spring. Babers said part of the reason starters haven’t been named at some positions is because the staff has seen its team so few times. And because the staff is new, Babers knows they’re “behind.”“But that’s OK,” he followed up. “People have been ran down from behind before.” Comments Related Stories Syracuse football preseason player file No. 1: Eric DungeySyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 1: Backup quarterbackSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 1: How Syracuse adapts to Dino Babers’ spread offenseSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 2: Defensive endSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 3: Michael Lasker vs. Cody Conway Published on August 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus 2. Syracuse will hit as necessaryTo keep his team healthy, Babers said the Orange will hit on an as-needed basis. The amount of hitting in practice will depend on how proficient the team is. He will limit specific players’ amount of hitting, too, if they need less practice.“It’s all based on what we see,” Babers said. “When you have two boxers and you’re training one and the one that you’re training is a fantastic hitter — he can strike things, he can hit things and crush things that he hits. He doesn’t have to practice doing that much.“If we’ve got a team full of hitters, you don’t have to hit that much. They know what they’re doing. If you don’t have a team full of hitters, you better practice hitting. Because if you don’t hit in this game you won’t have a chance to win.”MORE PRESEASON STORYLINES:Storyline No. 1: How will SU adjust to Dino Babers’ offense?Storyline No. 2: Who will step up at defensive end?Storyline No. 3: Can Eric Dungey stay in the pocket? Syracuse football held its first fall camp media availability in Manley Field House on Friday ahead of the team’s first practice on Saturday. Head coach Dino Babers, linebacker Zaire Franklin, center Jason Emerich and other players spoke to the media.Here are three things Babers said.1. Michael Moore and James Pierre have not reported for fall campCommits Michael Moore and James Pierre have not reported to SU’s preseason training camp because of eligibility. Pierre is waiting for “certification” from the NCAA and Moore is waiting for “certification” from SU, Babers said.Moore, a 6-foot-2 cornerback, is transferring from Palomar (California) College. Pierre, a safety, was originally signed to North Carolina but had to decommit after UNC would not admit him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColorado graduate transfer defensive end De’Jon Wilson did report to camp despite not being listed on the roster. Facebook Twitter Google+
Jacob Rapoport, RumbleMonkeyRumbleMonkey, the online platform that allows gamers to play head-to-head in their favorite esports titles for real money, has announced that it is expanding its closed beta, and adding a ‘suite of new features’. The new features include a ‘more intuitive onboarding process’, as well as an upgraded match history and statistics, improved funds management, and a seamless user experience.Jacob Rapoport, RumbleMonkey CEO commented: “The expansion of our beta is an important moment for RumbleMonkey and our users. “Right from the start, our goal has been to develop a platform that makes it fun and easy for gamers to jump into their favorite games and compete in real-money matches. This update is a major step toward that goal.”RumbleMonkey currently supports only Hearthstone but has plans to expand into other titles down the line. Admittedly it’s Hearthstone’s popularity amongst pro poker players which makes it a more obvious and natural fit for real money play.We interviewed Jacob back in March about their plans in the space. Esports Insider says: We like the feel of the RumbleMonkey platform and it’s a great, and safe, option for Hearthstone players to play head to head for real money. We’re looking forward to new titles being added and RumbleMonkey’s further development.