Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 27, 2015 at 11:48 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Syracuse will play Elon Nov. 21 in the first-ever matchup between the two teams. The game, being played in the Carrier Dome, is the Orange’s first-round pairing for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.SU will then travel to the Bahamas to play Charlotte, the first of three games the Orange will play in Paradise Island.Elon is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and reached the conference tournament quarterfinals last season. The Phoenix went 15-18 overall with a 6-12 record in the CAA. Matt Matheny is entering his seventh season as head coach.The Orange’s full schedule for the 2015-16 season is expected to be released in the near future. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text
The migration of the great snipe Gallinago media was previously poorly known. Three tracks in 2010 suggested a remarkable migratory behaviour including long and fast overland non-stop flights (Klaassen et al. 2011). Here we present the migration pattern of Swedish male great snipes, based on 19 individuals tracked by light-level geolocators in four different years. About half of the birds made stopover(s) in northern Europe in early autumn. They left the breeding area 15 days earlier than those which flew directly to sub-Sahara, suggesting two distinct autumn migration strategies. The autumn trans-Sahara flights were on average 5500 km long, lasted 64 h, and were flown at ground speeds of 25 m s-1 (90 km h-1). The arrival in the Sahel zone of West Africa coincided with the wet season there, and the birds stayed for on average three weeks. The birds arrived at their wintering grounds around the lower stretches of the Congo River in late September and stayed for seven months. In spring the great snipes made trans-Sahara flights of similar length and speed as in autumn, but the remaining migration through eastern Europe was notably slow. All birds returned to the breeding grounds within one week around mid-May. The annual cycle was characterized by relaxed temporal synchronization between individuals during the autumn-winter period, with maximum variation at the arrival in the wintering area. Synchronization increased in spring, with minimum time variation at arrival in the breeding area. This suggests that arrival date in the breeding area is under strong stabilizing selection, while there is room for more flexibility in autumn and arrival to the wintering area. The details of the fast non-stop flights remain to be elucidated, but the identification of the main stopover and wintering areas is important for future conservation work on this red-listed bird species.