“On the subject of key signings we are very pleased to announce that we have agreed new and improved contracts with Sean Dyche and his staff and we thank them all for their hard work,” said co-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick in a letter to fans. “This is in addition to the other key ‘signings’ we have already made in securing the services of some of our current players under new contracts, including, of course, Kieran Trippier and Danny Lafferty. “We will continue to invest in the recruitment, sports science and scouting that has been so important to us over the years, to ensure we continue to build on this prolific pipeline of players into the future.” Burnley will kick-off the new season at home to Chelsea and by the time Jose Mourinho’s side arrive Turf Moor will look slightly different from the last time they were in the top flight in 2010. “We are in the process of upgrading facilities at Turf Moor as part of our Premier League obligations and also to deliver better facilities for the fans,” added the chairman. “Part of these plans include making the ground a more intimidating place for visitors and we are working on ideas to help generate a big atmosphere and help give the team a boost. “We are also improving facilities for the playing and coaching staff at Gawthorpe, where we are looking to develop more pitches for our current and future players. “We at the club are working 24/7 to have everything in place, from our playing staff to facilities, in time for the start of the coming season. “We know that every Clarets player will wear the shirt with pride as we go up against some of the biggest clubs in the world and are working hard to identify the most suitable transfer targets to be assets for the club in the long term.” Press Association Burnley manager Sean Dyche has been rewarded for leading the club back into the Premier League with a new and improved contract. Dyche guided the Clarets back into the top flight with a second-placed finish in the SkyBet Championship. As a result he and his coaching staff have been handed new deals.
After a win against Boston College on Tuesday, Syracuse (17-13, 10-9 Atlantic Coast) looks to close out the regular season with two-straight wins when it plays Miami (14-15, 6-13) on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Hurricanes have lost four-consecutive games headed into the matchup.Here’s what to know about the Hurricanes before the game in Coral Gables, Florida.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 19-8Last time they played: Syracuse beat Miami on Jan. 24, 2019 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange won 73-53 as Elijah Hughes led Syracuse to the lopsided victory with 22 points. The Miami report: Miami has lost four-straight games and struggled offensively against both Georgia Tech and Virginia. The Hurricanes don’t shoot well from 3-point land but still rank 73rd in offensive efficiency. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiami doesn’t have a player above 6-foot-9 that’s used on more than 17% of its possessions. In other words, they don’t have a dominant big man. Miami’s offensive board protection is one of the worst in the country and could lead to a big day for Bourama Sidibe. The offense will likely run through 5-foot-7-inch guard Chris Lykes, who averages 15.2 points per game. How Syracuse beats Miami: Syracuse needs to play better defense than it has over its recent stretch of games. Miami isn’t playing good offense right now, and a sound game from the 2-3 zone could completely stifle any attack by the Hurricanes. With that said, Syracuse can also pound the ball down low and find enough success there to win the game. Look for big performances on the offensive glass from Quincy Guerrier and Sidibe, rebounds leading to second chance opportunities that could swing this game in Syracuse’s favor. Stat to know: 39.5 — The percentage of points Syracuse’s opponents have scored from beyond the 3-point arc this season. Only seven teams nationwide allow a higher percentage of their opponent’s points to come from 3. KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 52% chance to win the game, with a projected final score of 76-75.Player to watch: Chris Lykes, Guard No. 0The junior from Mitchellville, Maryland can score. Lykes, a 5-foot-7 inch guard, averages 15.2 points per game on 43.2 % shooting this season. His season-high came at Illinois when he scored 28 points, and he also scored 27 points at Clemson. Shooting 37.4 % on 3-pointers makes it unlikely he’ll light it up from beyond the arc, but if Lykes gets in a rhythm, that’s how Miami will hang with Syracuse. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 7, 2020 at 12:32 pm Contact Josh: email@example.com | @Schafer_44