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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Free Slurpee Day!
July 11 (7/11) is the unofficial birthday of the 7-Eleven store and is known as Free Slurpee Day or 7-Eleven Day. Customers who stop in a store from 7 am to 11 pm can receive a free small Slurpee. Free Slurpee Day was started in 2002, and a new flavor is featured each year on the day, although customers can choose from whatever other flavors are available at the store as well. Other food items have recently been given away on Free Slurpee Day as well, such as Big Gulps, Twinkies, and cookies.
Former Syracuse basketball C Dajuan Coleman to try out for ABA Stallions (PS; Bailey)
Former Syracuse basketball center Dajuan Coleman will try out for the upstart American Basketball Association franchise Syracuse Stallions on Sunday, the team announced.
Coleman, who played for the Orange from 2012-16, has been plagued by knee injuries during his career. This summer is the first in three years he's healthy enough to play -- something he discussed at a King of Kings event in Utica a month ago.
Coleman turned down offers to play in the United Kingdom last year and has been working out with Eric Devendorf.
The Stallions have targeted Coleman since the expansion team went public earlier this year. Head coach Pete Dourdas' son, Evan, played with Coleman at SU.
Here's the full list of players who'll attend the Stallions's final tryout, an invite-only session:
- Dajuan Coleman (Syracuse University)
- Cornelius Vines (Hofstra University)
- Charles Becoates (Mansfield College)
- Ryan Caldwell (SUNY ESF)
- Quayshaun Mitchell (SUNY POLY)
- Will Thompson (Cazenovia College)
- Walkery Mills
- Chris Gilkes (SUNY Oswego)
- Josh Henderson (Herkimer CC)
- T'Andre Richardson (SUNY POLY)
- Anthony Bryant
- Ryan McCarthy (SUNY Brockport)
- Lloyd Parkmond (SUNY Delhi)
- Lawerence Brown Jr. (Claflin University)
- Jamail Stanley (SUNY Old Westbury)
- George Graham (Monroe CC)
- Marcos Gonzalez
- Jimmel Brunson
- Daquan Johnson (Niagara County CC)
- Coleman Fitzsimmons (Warner University)
- JP Raegan (SUNY Cortland)
- Will Gilbert (Mohawk Valley CC)
- James Hall
- Kenton Chan (Man Berkeley College)
Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey on the challenge of ACC basketball (chicagotribune.com; video)
Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey on the challenge of ACC basketball.
What exactly is the July recruiting period and why does it matter? (greensboro.com; Wilkerson-New)
College basketball legends are made in March, but they’re recruited in July.
Wednesday marks the beginning of what is perhaps the second most important month on the calendar for coaches, with three straight evaluation periods giving them one last chance to hit the road and watch prospects in action on the AAU circuit.
Let’s make some sense of what’s known as the “July live period”:
1. What’s an evaluation period, and why does it matter?
There are five evaluation periods each offseason, typically two in late April and three in July. During such periods, coaches can watch players compete live at AAU events, visit their high schools or make phone contact with prospects and their parents. Coaches aren’t allowed to speak with recruits face-to-face away from their high school campus, though.
With two weeks of evaluation completed in April, July is typically where scholarship offers are handed out and coaching staffs look to make a final big impression before they turn their attention back to their teams on campus to begin preparing for the season.
2. Where’s the action?
Events run by shoe companies are the most well-known, but tournaments will take place all over the country for the next several weeks.
Peach Jam, Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League final in North Augusta, S.C., is the king of all AAU hoops events, but championships for the Adidas Gauntlet in New York and the Under Armour Association in Atlanta are major draws for top programs, too.
Locally, Phenom Hoop report will host the JMAC Classic July 18-20 before partnering with Team CP3 to host a major event July 20-22.
Hamilton College opens Class of 1890 time capsule unearthed by road project (PS; Coin)
Dozens of people stood outside Hamilton College's library as officials opened a time capsule buried by the Class of 1890 and unearthed in a campus road project last month.
"It's always exciting to find a piece of history of the college," said college President David Whitman, who donned work gloves to open the small copper box.
The capsule contained a course catalog, newspapers, a menu from the senior banquet, a wool felt hat and a metal horn with an etching indicating the horn was "stolen" by a class member.
College archivist Katherine Collett explained that classes routinely stole horns from other classes.