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- Aug 15, 2011
Town criers date to Medieval England. Many people were illiterate at the time, making a town crier the best way to spread the news. As they could read and write, they were often a person of standing in the community. Town criers were usually men, but some were women. By the eighteenth century, their typical dress was a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots, and a tricorne hat. They would ring a bell and declare, "oyez, oyez, oyez," in order to gather people together. "Oyez" is the Anglo-Norman word for listen, and is translated as "hear ye." Records from the early nineteenth century show that some criers called out "O Yes, O Yes!" They then would loudly proclaim information, such as Royal proclamations, local government bylaws, or advertisements. They also issued warnings and delivered other news.
Syracuse Offers 4-Star Class of 2020 Forward Isaiah Cottrell – Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News (orangefizz.net; Aki)
While the rest of the country was grilling and watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July, Jim Boeheim was making moves on the recruiting trail. SU offered four star forward Isaiah Cottrell earlier this week.
Cottrell is ranked as the 29th best player in the Class of 2020, according to 247Sports. He currently plays his high school ball for the famed Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, which has produced a number of NBA players in recent years. He holds more than 20 offers, most of which are from Power Five programs.
Another wrinkle in Cottrell’s recruitment is location. Since he goes to school in Vegas, he is being heavily targeted by West Coast powers like Arizona and USC. Along with that, Mike Hopkins’ Washington Huskies are in the fold as well for Cottrell’s services. The forward has received interest or an offer from half of the PAC-12’s programs, as well as other nearby schools like UNLV, UC-Santa Barbara and Pacific.
On the court, Cottrell is a long forward who is a shot-blocking force and has really good hands for a big man, which helps his rebounding tremendously. Both of those assets fit into the Orange’s scheme really well.
Former Syracuse star Malachi Richardson bounces back in second NBA summer league game (PS; Waters)
Two days after struggling in the Toronto Raptors' opening game in the 2018 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Malachi Richardson bounced back with a stellar shooting performance on Sunday.
Richardson, the former Syracuse University standout, scored 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field in the Raptors' 103-92 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Richardson showed off his shooting range, canning four out of five shots from 3-point range.
The game was far different from Richardson's outing in Toronto's first game in this year's summer league. In a 90-77 loss to New Orleans on Friday, Richardson managed to score nine points on 3-for-11 shooting from the field. He connected on just one of his six shots from 3-point range.
Richardson started Friday's game, but he came off the bench on Sunday. He still played 20 minutes against Minnesota and found plenty of opening looks.
Syracuse Basketball: Top 5 landing spots for Carmelo Anthony (itlh.com; Esden Jr)
Former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony won’t be returning to OKC next season. So here’s the top five teams that could acquire Melo.
Stop me if we’ve been here before. Former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony has worn out his welcome with the Oklahoma City Thunder and will be playing for a new team next season.
That is not opinion, that is fact according to NBA guru Adrian Wojnarowski. After seven tumultuous seasons with the New York Knicks, Melo was forced out of town two years ago. Although the caveat being he picked where he would end up, thanks to his full no trade clause, a rarity in today’s version of the NBA.
Possessing all the control, Melo decided OKC made the most sense. Instead of being a new version of the ‘big three’ with Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and the aforementioned Melo, it was a big dud after being one-and-done in the playoffs.
Anthony had a player option this offseason and chose to accept his near $28 million price tag to come back to OKC. But with the Thunder ready to part ways to save money and Melo ready for a bigger role, there will be a mutual parting of ways prior to the start of next season. Which means a bevy of contenders will be lining up to pick up one of the greatest scorers of this generation. Here’s the top five teams (in order) that make the most sense for Melo.
Star Wars, Transformers and more: Fun for all ages at the 2018 Salt City Comic-Con (PS; Potrikus)
From Star Wars and Ghostbusters to Fortnite and Halo, costumed characters from comic books, movies, video games and anime took over the Canyon area of Destiny USA Saturday afternoon at the 2018 Salt City Comic-Con.
The revelers posed with fans for photos, sharing their love of all things pop culture. While last year's event was held at the War Memorial, this year's convention was hosted by the new Embassy Suites Hotel and the Canyon area of Destiny USA.
Vendors and exhibitors offering comics, toys and artwork are set up throughout the Embassy Suites, while outside tents host live music, food trucks, dunk tanks and a family zone with bounce houses and face painting. Look for the iconic jeep from Jurassic Park and a dinosaur dig
Take the bridge across Hiawatha Boulevard to the Canyon at Destiny USA for more cosplay and trivia contests.