Mail Online 8 June 2012Homosexuals are indifferent to David Cameron’s campaign for gay marriage, with fewer than four in ten believing that it is a priority for their community. And there is deep scepticism about the Prime Minister’s motives in trying to extend marriage to same-sex couples, with half believing he is doing it only to ‘make his party look more compassionate rather than because of his convictions’. The overwhelming apathy about gay marriage was revealed in the first online poll of gay, lesbian and bisexual people on the issue. Just over a quarter – 27 per cent – said they would get married if the law permitted it, just one percentage point more than the number who said they would take up civil partnerships, which were introduced by the Labour government. The findings, from an online ComRes poll of 541 adults who describe themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, are a blow for the Prime Minister, who is championing gay marriage.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156183/Most-homosexuals-indifferent-David-Camerons-drive-gay-marriage.html?printingPage=true%20
American College of Pediatricians – January 2016The American College of Pediatricians (The College) is committed to the health and well-being of children, including prevention of disease by vaccines. It has recently come to the attention of the College that one of the recommended vaccines could possibly be associated with the very rare but serious condition of premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as premature menopause. There have been two case report series (3 cases each) published since 2013 in which post-menarcheal adolescent girls developed laboratory documented POF within weeks to several years of receiving Gardasil, a four-strain human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4).1,2 Adverse events that occur after vaccines are frequently not caused by the vaccine and there has not been a noticeable rise in POF cases in the last 9 years since HPV4 vaccine has been widely used.Nevertheless there are legitimate concerns that should be addressed: (1) long-term ovarian function was not assessed in either the original rat safety studies3,4 or in the human vaccine trials, (2) most primary care physicians are probably unaware of a possible association between HPV4 and POF and may not consider reporting POF cases or prolonged amenorrhea (missing menstrual periods) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), (3) potential mechanisms of action have been postulated based on autoimmune associations with the aluminum adjuvant used1 and previously documented ovarian toxicity in rats from another component, polysorbate 80,2 and (4) since licensure of Gardasil® in 2006, there have been about 213 VAERS reports (per the publicly available CDC WONDER VAERS database) involving amenorrhea, POF or premature menopause, 88% of which have been associated with Gardasil®.5 The two-strain HPV2, CervarixTM, was licensed late in 2009 and accounts for 4.7 % of VAERS amenorrhea reports since 2006, and 8.5% of those reports from February 2010 through May 2015. This compares to the pre-HPV vaccine period from 1990 to 2006 during which no cases of POF or premature menopause and 32 cases of amenorrhea were reported to VAERS.Many adolescent females are vaccinated with influenza, meningococcal, and tetanus vaccines without getting Gardasil®, and yet only 5.6% of reports related to ovarian dysfunction since 2006 are associated with such vaccines in the absence of simultaneous Gardasil® administration. The overwhelming majority (76%) of VAERS reports since 2006 with ovarian failure, premature menopause, and/or amenorrhea are associated solely with Gardasil®. When VAERS reports since 2006 are restricted to cases in which amenorrhea occurred for at least 4 months and is not associated with other known causes like polycystic ovary syndrome or pregnancy, 86/89 cases are associated with Gardasil®, 3/89 with CervarixTM, and 0/89 with other vaccines administered independently of an HPV vaccine.5 Using the same criteria, there are only 7 reports of amenorrhea from 1990 through 2005 and no more than 2 of those associated with any one vaccine type.Few other vaccines besides Gardasil® that are administered in adolescence contain polysorbate 80.6 Pre-licensure safety trials for Gardasil® used placebo that contained polysorbate 80 as well as aluminum adjuvant.2,7 Therefore, if such ingredients could cause ovarian dysfunction, an increase in amenorrhea probably would not have been detected in the placebo controlled trials. Furthermore, a large number of girls in the original trials were taking hormonal contraceptives which can mask ovarian dysfunction including amenorrhea and ovarian failure.2 Thus a causal relationship between human papillomavirus vaccines (if not Gardasil® specifically) and ovarian dysfunction cannot be ruled out at this time.Numerous Gardasil safety studies, including one released recently,8 have looked at demyelinating and autoimmune diseases and have not found any significant problems. Unfortunately, none of them except clinical safety pre-licensure studies totaling 11,778 vaccinees9 specifically addressed post-vaccination ovarian dysfunction. While data from those studies do not indicate an increased rate of amenorrhea after vaccination, the essential lack of saline placebos and the majority of participants taking hormonal contraceptives in those studies preclude meaningful data to rule out an effect on ovarian function.A Vaccine Safety Datalink POF study is planned to address an association between these vaccines and POF, but it may be years before results will be determined. Plus, POF within a few years of vaccination could be the tip of the iceberg since ovarian dysfunction manifested by months of amenorrhea may later progress to POF. Meanwhile, the author of this statement has contacted the maker of Gardasil, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make known the above concerns and request that (1) more rat studies be done to look at long-term ovarian function after HPV4 injections, (2) the 89 VAERS reports identified with at least 4 months amenorrhea be reviewed by the CDC for further clarification since the publicly available WONDER VAERS database only contains initial reports, and (3) primary care providers be notified of a possible association between HPV and amenorrhea. A U.S. Government Representative responded that they “will continue to conduct studies and monitor the safety of HPV vaccines. Should the weight of the evidence from VAERS or VSD and other sources indicate a likely causal association between POF and HPV vaccines, appropriate action will be taken in terms of communication and public health response.”The College is posting this statement so that individuals considering the use of human papillomavirus vaccines could be made aware of these concerns pending further action by the regulatory agencies and manufacturers. While there is no strong evidence of a causal relationship between HPV4 and ovarian dysfunction, this information should be public knowledge for physicians and patients considering these vaccines.http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/health-issues/new-concerns read more
How many of you remember Jimmy Rayl? The former IU star passed away recently at the age of 77. He was a high-scoring guard at Indiana University from 1960-1963.Rayl, known as the “Splendid Splinter” because of his slender physique, was at IU while I was attending Purdue University. This usual heated rivalry was even more intense because Rayl and Purdue’s Terry Dishinger were always in the running for the Big 10’s leading scorer. One particular year the scoring title came down to the last Big 10 game of the season. If my memory serves me correctly, Dishinger scored 41 points in that last game and Rayl was held to 14; thus, allowing Dishinger to be the leading scorer that year.The Kokomo High School graduate went on to play in the American Basketball Association which was a rival to the present NBA.
Middle School Track Results from 4/15-Milan & Greendale @ BatesvilleGirls: Batesville 77.5, Greendale 50, Milan 14.5For Batesville-Discus-1 Veronica King (79’2.5”) 4 Alyssa Nobbe (59’2”); High Jump-3 Cora Deputy (4’0”) 4 Kaylie Raver (4’0”); Long Jump-2 Madelyn Pohlman (13’7.5”); 100M Hurdles-2 Cora Deputy (20.27) 4 Ryan Oesterling (20.99); 100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13.38) 2 Elena Kuisel (14.06); 200M-1 Nadine Davis (29.41) 3 Ava Hanson (29.45); 400M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (1:02.56) 2 Ava Hanson (1:08.03); 800M-1 Jada Day (2:54.4) 2 Kaylie Raver (2:55.28) 3 Margaret Wilson (3:03.53); 1600M-1 Jada Day (6:16.93) 2 Kaylynn Bedel (6:17) 3 Kaylie Raver (6:33); 800M Relay-1 BMS Nadine Davis, Jenna Honnert, Lizzy Nobbe, Ava Hanson (1:58.09); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Lizzy Nobbe, Laura Schwegman, Ava Hanson, Jenna Honnert (4:49.38); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Kaylie Raver, Margaret Wilson, Jada Day, Kaylynn Bedel (12:05.43).Boys: Batesville 53, Greendale 46, Milan 42For Batesville-Shot Put-3 Blake Hon (30’6”); Discus-1 Eli Loichinger (94’6”); High Jump-1 Trenton Kincade (5’0”); Long Jump-3 Evan Williamson (15’7”); 110M Hurdles-2 Trenton Kincade (18.48); 100M-2 Evan Williamson (12.14); 200M-1 Evan Williamson (25.35) 4 Deacon Hamilton (28.11); 400M-4 Will Sherwood (1:01.8); 800M-1 Eli Loichinger (2:30.59) 2 Emi Lopez (2:36.6) 3 Isaac Kramer (2:37.8); 1600M-1 Eli Loichinger (5:28.5) 4 Jake Chapman (5:48); 400M Relay-1 BMS Trenton Kincade, Will Sherwood, Seth Pierson, Evan Williamson (51.47); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Emi Lopez, Talan Rowlett, Jake Chapman, Eli Loichinger (10:43.47).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits. read more
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The Tour de France has been postponed by two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, world governing body the UCI has announced.The 107th edition of the race was due to begin in Nice on June 27 and conclude in Paris on July 19, but the UCI on Wednesday issued new dates, with the opening stage on August 29 and the finale on September 20.Postponement of the race became inevitable on Monday when French President Emmanuel Macron announced there could be no mass gatherings in the country until mid-July.The fate of the Tour was seen as critical for the economics of cycling given team’s reliance on sponsorship, which is in turn reliant on the exposure brought by the world’s biggest race.The UCI statement said: “Holding this event in the best conditions possible is judged essential given its central place in cycling’s economy and its exposure, in particular for the teams that benefit on this occasion from unparalleled visibility.”The new dates for the Tour came as part of a wider plan for the road cycling season announced by the UCI.The suspension of all racing was extended until July 1, and until August 1 for the WorldTour events, which have been on hiatus since Paris-Nice ended one day early on March 14.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19FranceTour de France read more
THE East Bank/Upper Demerara franchise has confirmed its team for the upcoming Jaguars Franchise League three-day competition. The contracted players on the East Bank/Upper Demerara franchise are Trevon Griffith, Sherfane Rutherford, Tevin Imlach, Vishaul Singh and Steven Jacobs. The other players are Shivram Persaud, Ryan Shun, Budah Baksh, Stefon Brown, Leonard Caleb, Colin Benn, Mark Rhobe and Danny Narine.The standbys are Ershaad Ali, Deonarine Seegobin, Travis Primo, Sagar Hetharamani and Bhojnarine Singh.The coach is Clive Grimmond and Rohan Sarjoo is manager.The League, which bowls off tomorrow with four games, comprises eight franchise teams countrywide.The other franchise teams are: Upper Corentyne (Nigg to Skeldon), Lower Corentyne (Albion to New Amsterdam), West Berbice, East Coast Demerara, Georgetown, West Demerara and Essequibo.Each franchise will have its own base ground facility for practice, training and games along with its own set of officials.It was confirmed that the Upper Corentyne franchise will have Port Mourant Community Centre ground as its base ground facility while Lower Corentyne will be based at the Albion Community Centre ground.West Berbice will travel to Young Warriors Cricket Club ground, East Coast Demerara at Enmore Community Centre ground. Georgetown will be based at GCC, East Bank/Upper Demerara will be at Everest.West Demerara will be at Wales and Essequibo was confirmed for the Imam Bacchus ground. read more
Devon Dotson had 17 points and the Jayhawks finished 17-1 in the conference be defeating Texas Tech, 66-62. Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah az-ah-BOO’-kay) was the key man for the Jayhawks, providing 15 points, 11 rebounds and a putback with 1:41 left that put them ahead to stay.Baylor’s big chance for a share of the conference title ended when the Mountaineers used a big second half to down the fourth-ranked Bears, 76-64. West Virginia went on a 21-5 run and held Baylor without a field goal for eight minutes midway through the second half.Emmitt Matthews scored a season-high 18 points and freshman Oscar Tshiebwe (SHEEB’-way) added 16 with 12 rebounds for WVU.In other top 25 games Saturday:— Sixth-ranked Kentucky rallied from 18 down to beat Florida, 71-70 at Gainesville. Nick Richards scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime to help the Wildcats avoid their first losing streak in three months. March 7, 2020 — The Islanders and Hurricanes conducted postgame interviews outside their dressing rooms Saturday in an effort to avoid the spread of illness. Players convened in the hallway or near the corridor where the Islanders skate onto the ice.— The Giants, Nationals, A’s and other teams are taking Major League Baseball’s recommendation and pre-signing cards and baseballs to hand out to fans, cutting down on interactions around the ballpark. At the Giants’ complex in Scottsdale, Arizona, stadium personnel disinfected railings shortly before fans arrived for an afternoon game against the White Sox, and the team is spending extra time sanitizing around the clubhouse and other facilities.— The women’s world hockey championships in Canada have been canceled because of the virus. The two-week tournament was set to open March 31, with venues in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. The 2003 tournament scheduled for Beijing was called off because of the SARS outbreak in China. Update on the latest sports VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA tells teams to plan for empty arenasUNDATED (AP) — The NBA wants its teams to prepare to play games without fans if necessary because of the coronavirus crisis. The league circulated a memo to its teams Friday telling them to prepare in case it becomes necessary to play games without fans or media, as sports leagues in Europe have already done. The memo detailed potential actions that teams might need to take “if it were to become necessary to play a game with only essential staff present.”The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, says teams should identify which team and arena people would be needed to conduct games, and be able to communicate quickly with non-essential staff, as well as ticket holders and corporate partners.In other virus-related developments: — No. 7 Florida State clinched the ACC regular-season title with its 16th consecutive home win, 80-62 against Boston College. Balsa Koprivica (koh-prih-VEET’-suh) posted 15 points and Dominik Olejniczak (oh-LAY’-nee-chuhk) had 14 points as the Seminoles finished 16-4 in the conference.— No. 22 Virginia picked up its eighth straight win as Mamadi Diakite (MAH’-mah-dee dee-ah-KEE’-tay) contributed 17 points and eight rebounds to a 57-54 downing of 10th-ranked Louisville. Kihei (KEE’-hay) Clark posted 18 points had a team-high 18 points for the Cavaliers, whose late-season surge allowed them to finish in a tie for second in the ACC.— Marcus Zegarowski made all five of his 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead 11th-ranked Creighton to a 77-60 victory against No. 8 Seton Hall and a share of the Big East regular-season title. The Bluejays finished the game on a 21-6 run, won for the 11th time in 13 games and came away with the top seed in next week’s conference tournament.— Vernon Carey Jr. poured in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead 12th-ranked Duke to an 89-76 win against arch-rival North Carolina. Tre Jones had 21 points and Cassius Stanley added 19 as the Blue Devils finished in a second-place tie with Virginia in the ACC.— Jermaine Samuels had a 3-point play with 5.6 seconds left as No. 14 Villanova survived a late scare to defeat Georgetown 70-69. Saddiq Bey (sah-DEEK’ bay) led the Wildcats with 18 points. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEJayhawks take outright Big 12 crownUNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Kansas has wrapped up the Big 12 regular-season title with a little help from West Virginia. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Houston Rockets have fallen another half-game behind Utah in the battle for the fourth seed in the NBA’s Western Conference and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Rockets have lost three straight after winning six straight and 10 of 12.Terry Rozier scored 24 points and sic assists for the fast-starting Charlotte Hornets beat the slumping Houston Rockets 108-99 on Saturday night. The Hornets roared ahead 20-0 in the first 6 1/2 minutes. The Rockets had eight turnovers and missed five 3-pointers on their first 12 possessions. Devonte Graham had 23 points and PJ Washington added 22 to help the Hornets end a three-game losing streak.The Rockets wasted James Harden’s triple-double of 30 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds while Russell Westbrook sat out the game.Houston is one game behind the Jazz and only one game ahead of Dallas for the Southeast Division lead.NBA-NETS-ATKINSON OUT PGA-ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONALHatton leads through 54ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton is the third-round leader at the Arnold Palmer Invitational as he seeks his first PGA Tour victory.Hatton braved strong winds in shooting a 1-over 73 that puts him two strokes ahead of Rory McIlroy and Marc Leishman. Hatton has earned four international victories during his career.McIlroy also shot a 73 to fall into a tie with Leishman, who carded a 72. Four others are within three strokes of the lead. NHL-SCHEDULECapitals dump PensUNDATED (AP) — For the moment, the Washington Capitals are back in sole possession of first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. That will change if the Philadelphia Flyers knock off Buffalo later today.Nic Dowd scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career as the Capitals hammered the Penguins, 5-2. Nicklas Backstrom, Richard Panik and TJ Oshie (OH’-shee) also scored to back Braden Holtby, who stopped 26 shots in the Caps’ fifth victory in their last 14 games.The Penguins lost for the seventh time in nine games to fall five points behind the Capitals. Sidney Crosby scored for the third straight game and Evgeni Malkin notched his 22nd for Pittsburgh. The Flyers begin their game two points behind Washington.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Predators pulled out a 1-0 win over the Stars as Juuse Saros (YOO’-see SAH’-rohs) blanked Dallas for the second straight game. Ryan Ellis scored a power-play goal in support of Saros, who made 37 saves in his fourth shutout of the season and 11th overall.— Vincent Trochek’s first goal as a Hurricane was the game-winner 1:36 into overtime as Carolina downed the Islanders, 3-2 to end a four-game skid. Josh Bailey tied it with 4:58 left in regulation before New York fell to 0-3-3 in its last six games.— Dustin Brown had three goals and an assist in the Kings’ fifth straight win, 7-3 over the Wild. Blake Lizotte and Trevor Moore scored 53 seconds apart in the second period to help Los Angeles improve to 8-2-1 in its last 11 games. Kenny Atkinson out as Nets coachNEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have made a surprising coaching change with the team on track for a second consecutive playoff berth.The Nets have parted company with Kenny Atkinson and put assistant Jacque Vaughn in charge for the rest of the season. The move comes with the team 28-34 and seventh in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.General manager Sean Marks says it was a mutual decision.Atkinson was 118-190 in 3 1/2 seasons of his first NBA head coaching job. — Samir Doughty made eight of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points as 17th-ranked Auburn beat Tennessee 85-63 to end a two-game slide. Doughty finished one off his career high in points, going 10 of 17 from the floor overall.— Miller Kopp provided 22 points and Northwestern pulled away in the second half to beat No. 20 Penn State, 80-69. The Wildcats scored a season-high 46 points in the second half and ended a seven-game home losing streak.— Nate Reuvers (REE’-vurs) scored 17 points and No. 24 Wisconsin held Indiana to just one basket over the final 10 minutes of a 60-56 comeback over the Hoosiers. The win gives the Badgers at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season crown.NBA-SCHEDULERockets lose again Associated Press read more
FANS were treated to a scintillating day of Drag racing when the white Team Mohameds GTR stole the second round of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club second drag racing championship.The former world record holding GTR shattered the 1/4 mile record, setting an 8.099 seconds time.Full list of winners below:16 seconds – Marlon Wilson15 seconds – Ramesh Persaud14 seconds- Romeo Singh13 seconds- Shan Seejatan12 seconds – TBD11 seconds – Krishna Jettoo10 seconds – Peter DabyUnlimited – Team Mohamed/Terrance CoxBikes – TBDNOTE: TBD* (after a rained-out afternoon, the club will take a vote on the results of this class )Details in a subsequent post.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Related Stories Syracuse football rolls to 33-7 win over Colgate in Dino Babers’ SU debutEric Dungey has career game after meeting his brother, who returned from the Army, for 1st time in 2 yearsTransfer wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo dazzles in Syracuse football debut3 things we learned from Syracuse football’s win over ColgateSyracuse-Colgate football: A graphical breakdown of the Orange’s dominant win Published on September 2, 2016 at 11:27 pm
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 12, 2018 at 11:35 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com UPDATED: Sept. 13, 2018 at 1:04 p.m.When Andre Szmyt lined up for a 50-yard field goal last Saturday, his mind went blank. While cheers echoed around the Carrier Dome, Szmyt’s ears heard silence. He’s taken so many kicks at this point in his life, it’s simply muscle memory.“Sometimes I don’t even remember the kick. I don’t hear anything when I’m out there,” Szmyt said. “(I’m) just staying consistent and trying to make all my kicks.”Szmyt’s 50-yarder was part of a perfect 4-for-4 start to the season. Consistency is what has vaulted the preferred walk-on from a redshirt in 2017 to the starting kicker for Syracuse (2-0) this season. He replaces Cole Murphy, who played 48 games as SU’s No. 1 placekicker. In fall camp, Szmyt was the most accurate kicker on the team and has continued to make kicks in the team’s first two games this season, splitting the uprights on four field goals in four attempts and nailing every extra point.“He never missed,” SU head coach Dino Babers said of Szmyt’s fall camp. “He kind of came out of nowhere.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough Szmyt’s father, Eric, grew up in Massachusetts as a Patriots fan, Szmyt’s mother, Lala, is a first-generation immigrant from St. Petersburg, Russia, where soccer is king. Szmyt’s great-great uncle on his mother’s side was the starting goaltender on the Soviet Union national team, Eric said. That was the only sport that Szmyt really grew up playing competitively, he said, controlling the top of the pitch as a striker.“He had played soccer since he could remember … since he could walk,” Eric said. “He did all the travel teams and all that good stuff through most of high school.”By the end of his junior year of high school, he thought he could go further as a kicker than playing soccer. But it was a transition that Lala didn’t understand. She knew soccer, not American football. She’d never watched it, Szmyt said, so she assumed that the switch would mean that he would be getting hit and tackled.Szmyt and Eric eased Lala’s anxiety by explaining the role of the kicker and showing her videos.“She was like, ‘OK. It’s kind of like soccer,’” Szmyt said.At the end of that year, Szmyt and his friends on the football team went to the field to film him kick. The year before, Vernon Hills (Illinois) High School had some difficulty kicking, Eric said. Then their coaching staff saw a video of Szmyt drilling three consecutive 50-yarders, and he immediately had a spot on the team.His senior season, Szmyt connected on 75 percent of his field goals, earning all-state honorable mention honors. Additionally, he earned a four-star rating from Kohl’s Professional Camps, the top training camp in the country for kickers, punters and long snappersHis performance at Vernon Hills and in camps earned him recognition from Division I schools around the country. Much of his senior year was spent talking to coaches, just a few months after he decided to give up soccer.“It was pretty sudden,” Eric said. “It was obvious that he had the talent and ability to do this right from the get go.”Less than a year and a half after deciding to play football, Szmyt found his place at Syracuse as a preferred walk-on, redshirting his freshman season. Heading into 2018, Sterling Hofrichter appeared to be the starter, and when Eric dropped Szmyt off at SU for fall camp, Szmyt hoped to compete for the kicking job, Eric said. Soon, he surpassed his competition.“We keep numbers on all our kickers … his numbers were extremely high,” Babers said. “Based off of those numbers, we wanted to exercise some drills that we could do to see if he could handle the pressure, added pressure in practice and still kick with the same high percentage, which he did.”Those numbers earned Szmyt the right to start against Western Michigan, which he didn’t even know he’d be doing until he saw the depth chart the week before. Two games later, he has yet to miss a kick, whether it be a field goal or an extra point. The 50-yard field goal he kicked against Wagner split the uprights with several yards to spare.“I had no doubt that he had the leg to hit the 50-yarder, it was just a matter of whether it was going to be through the goal post or not,” Babers said. “It may not have been straight down the middle. But it wasn’t very far off from straight down the middle. Fantastic kick by him.”Babers nearly sent Szmyt out for a 54-yard kick against Western Michigan, but Szmyt had been perfect on the day and Babers didn’t want to potentially spoil his debut with a miss. Babers said after the game he met Lala, who was “going crazy” with pride.“It was like the excitement of him coming on the scene in high school all over again,” Eric said.For Szmyt moving forward, the mindset remains the same as it was entering this season: just stay consistent.“Staying focused, level-headed and not letting misses affect you,” Szmyt said. “Gotta do my job. I’ve been working all fall camp to get this opportunity, just have to take advantage.”CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Andre Szmyt was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. read more