The transition to dialing a longer number will begin Saturday.For those of us in the 812 area code, the transition to 10 digit dialing begins Saturday.While we have grown accustomed to dialing just 7 numbers when calling local, the implementation of a new area code will force us to press 10 digits.Local calls without the area code will still work until early September to give people time to adjust to the change.The 812 area code has been around since 1947 and is running low and expected to be exhausted by 2015. Area code 930 will be given to new phone numbers beginning as soon as October.Here are a few things telephone users should know:Your area code and phone number will only change if you switch numbers.A 1 + area code will still need to be dialed when making long distance calls.What is currently considered local will remain local. Rates and services will not change.Numbers like 911,411 and 811 will remain as is.
Sophomore guard Alexis Peterson has been Syracuse’s sparkplug this season.With a 9-0 lead against North Carolina Central on Sunday, a Peterson 3 continued an early onslaught from which the Orange never looked back.The sophomore’s 3 was SU’s third triple in the first four and a half minutes and gave her six of the Orange’s first 12 points. It was another dynamic outing for SU’s leading scorer and even though it wasn’t as necessary in No. 20 Syracuse’s (7-1) 70-25 win over the Eagles (2-8) in the Carrier Dome, her 13 points and ball security embodied what led SU to a blowout victory.“It’s been 10 days since we played so we had to find a way to get some energy, get some effort and get some points on the boards,” Peterson said, “and we knew we couldn’t start slow.”While Peterson’s role has expanded since last season, she said she doesn’t feel anyadditional pressure now that she’s more heavily relied upon. Hillsman said she’s a good off-ball defender because of her anticipation. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThough Peterson only collected three turnovers herself, she was all over the court.Immediately following an Eagles timeout about two minutes into the second half, Peterson made a steal and canned a 3 just seconds later.“Just to be aggressive,” Peterson said of the key on defense. “We like to get a lot ofdeflections so we can get our early offense, get steals. We all want to be aggressive.”Peterson leads Syracuse in turnovers committed, but against NCCU, she didn’t have a single one.“Lex did a very good job of playing under control,” Orange head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She wasn’t turning the ball over and that’s huge for her to take care of the ball and run our team.”Though it’s Peterson who was clearly the engine to SU’s hot start on Sunday, and the Orange’s hot start through eight games as a whole, she wasn’t about to take the credit.Said Peterson: “Each night out it could be anyone.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm Contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org | @pschweds
The Wisconsin volleyball team has had its share of ups and downs this season. The Badgers are 16-13 overall and sport a 4-12 record in the Big Ten.But the Badgers will look to send off its three seniors – Alexis Mitchell, Mary Ording and Bailey Reshel – with victories this weekend, when the three seniors will be honored for Senior Day at the Field House.The Badgers are looking to improve upon a string of rough matches last weekend in which they fell to Michigan and Michigan State by scores of 3-0. Those losses took UW’s skid to five straight, the longest such streak of the season. “I thought there were some times when we were doing some good things,” head coach Pete Waite said. “But the challenge is just to stay in it until the end and finish off. We got to about 20 points each time, but we need to close the door and fight even harder to finish.”The Badgers first face Iowa (10-19, 2-14 Big Ten) Friday night. The Hawkeyes have lost 10 straight matches, including eight in a row by a score of 3-0.Wisconsin has controlled the all-time series with Iowa, especially in Madison, where the Badgers are 23-9 all-time against the Hawkeyes. UW won the first meeting between the two teams earlier this season, a hard-fought 3-2 win.Iowa is led by sophomore outside hitter Alex Lovell, who leads the team with 3.17 kills per set, and junior outside hitter Rachael Bedell also adds 3.01 kills per set. Junior setter Nikki Dailey leads the team in assists (9.39 per set) and also in service aces (24).Iowa is the only unranked opponent left on the schedule for Wisconsin, making it crucial for the Badgers to earn the win Friday.“I think it’s important to beat them, not only for momentum, but for ourselves,” senior middle blocker Alexis Mitchell said. “It’s more important to beat a team we know we can beat, and beat them on our home court.”Sunday’s match will be a much tougher test for the Badgers, as ninth-ranked Nebraska comes to Madison.The Cornhuskers (20-5, 12-4) have won two consecutive matches after dropping two in a row to Michigan and Michigan State. Earlier this season, Nebraska dominated the Badgers in Lincoln by a score of 3-0.Nebraska is led by senior outside hitter Gina Mancuso, who leads the team with 3.44 kills per set and service aces with 28. Senior outside hitter Hannah Werth also adds 2.89 kills per set and is tops on the team with 3.28 digs per set.Senior setter Lauren Cook averages 10.95 assists per set while ranking second on the team with 2.89 digs per set. Waite said he is hoping for a stronger effort from his team its second time out against one of the Big Ten’s top squads.“We need to have a more balanced attack,” Waite said. “We had a couple people get good numbers, and a couple others didn’t. If we ball handle well and run the offense correctly, then we’ll balance the attack a little better and make it tougher for them.”Friday night will be Senior Night as the Badgers conclude their final home weekend series of the season (UW’s final home match comes against Minnesota Wednesday night).Many of the players’ families will be in attendance, something Mitchell said will add to the atmosphere.“It’s not our last match here so that will help [with emotions],” Mitchell said. “But with having our families here, and the fact that they’re recognizing us will make it pretty emotional.”