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Hiroshima Day marks the anniversary of the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II. Some have used the day as a solemn remembrance of the bombing, and many memorial observances take place around the world. Others have used the day to raise awareness about the threat that nuclear weapons still pose, as well as about the dangers of nuclear energy, and have labeled the day as "No Nukes Day."
Syracuse Basketball: Orange announces exhibition encounters (itlh.com; Adler)
The Syracuse basketball squad has a pair of exhibition match-ups on the calendar, as SU will host the College of Saint Rose and Le Moyne this October.
College hoops is fewer than three months away, folks!
The ‘Cuse basketball unit has revealed virtually all of its non-conference tilts in the 2018-19 campaign, and now we can add a duo of exhibition affairs to the docket.
The Syracuse athletics department recently announced via cuse.com that the Orange will commence its 2018-19 term with clashes inside the Carrier Dome against the College of Saint Rose and Le Moyne on Oct. 25 and 31, respectively.
A little background about the two schools that I got from their Web sites: the College of Saint Rose has close to 4,000 total students and is based in Albany, N.Y. Le Moyne, meanwhile, enrolls about 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, and its campus is roughly 2.5 miles from the Hill.
Per cuse.com, the College of Saint Rose is a NCAA Division II group and finished 21-10 this past go-round. The Golden Knights advanced to the East Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Division II Tournament, ultimately falling to … Le Moyne.
2018-2019 ACC Basketball Preview (howtheyplay.com; Lowder)
The ACC sent 9 teams to last season’s NCAA Tournament, and the 17 win conference champion became part of the biggest upset in the history of college basketball. Since then, the conference lost 12 players that were early entrants to the NBA Draft and landed 19 of the top 100 recruits in the country, while Louisville landed one of the best coaching candidates available and Pittsburgh somehow embraced Sam Hinkie’s process. The 2018-2019 ACC regular season could be one of the most competitive in years, with the possibility of Virginia and Duke taking a step back and Virginia Tech, Syracuse, and Louisville improving to create a closely matched top 8 that will not produce another run away 17 win conference champion, but should produce at least 8 more NCAA Tournament berths in March.
*This article will be updated for personnel changes through the beginning of the season and will receive additional updates prior to conference play and prior to Tournament play.
North Carolina Tar Heels
2017-2018: 26-11, 11-7 (tie for 3rd) in the ACC; lost to Texas A&M in the NCAA Round of 32
Preseason Projection: 1st in the ACC; NCAA Final 4
Departures: Joel Berry (17.1 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 3.2 apg., 34.4% 3pt.) and Theo Pinson (10.3 ppg., 6.5 rpg., 5.1 apg.) graduated
North Carolina followed their 2017 National Championship with a disappointing second round loss in the NCAA Tournament, and Roy Williams must now replace the two primary offensive facilitators from that squad. He does return three starters, and adds UNC’s best recruiting class in years.
Replacing Berry will be Williams’ biggest challenge this season, particularly considering the most likely candidates are going to be freshmen. Coby White, a 6-5 top 25 recruit and the all time leading scorer in North Carolina high school history, should ultimately become the starter. If White does win the position, he will definitely bring a score first mentality; he’s an excellent perimeter shooter and a multi-speed driver that can finish at the basket in a variety of ways. Joel Berry was a score first point guard, so it wouldn’t represent a huge change for White to take over. Although he likely won’t start, Rechon Black, a 6-8 top 50 recruit, could become the team’s primary facilitator and spend much of his time as the defacto point guard. Similar to Pinson, Black is a pass first player with excellent vision as well as a strong rebounder that excels at starting the break. Also like Pinson, Black doesn’t shoot the 3 well at this point, but that won’t be a problem for the Tar Heels. Junior Seventh Woods will get a look at point guard as well, but his offensive skill set simply hasn’t developed. Regardless of who handles the ball, they will receive significant support from senior wings Kenny Williams and Cameron Johnson. The 6-4 Williams (11.4 ppg., 40.7% 3pt.) is a high end 3 and D wing that took a huge step forward as a junior. The 6-8 Johnson (12.4 ppg., 4.7 rpg., 34.1% 3pt.) struggled slightly with his shot in his first year after transferring from Pittsburgh, but he’s still a career 38.0% shooter from behind the arc for his career. Both Williams and Johnson posted better than 2 to 1 assist to turnover ratios a year ago and will help take care of the basketball, and both are willing contributors on the boards that will help the Tar Heels retain their rebounding edge (the Tar Heels finished 3rd in the country a year ago). Wiry 6-5 junior Brandon Robinson will provide Williams with additional depth as a developing 3 and D wing.
Syracuse Select 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Is Almost Sold Out! Sign Up Today! (syracuseselect.com)
Syracuse, NY – August 18th & 19th, 2018
Who: Male & Female
Divisions – 10 & Under, 11 & 12, 13 – 15, 16-18, Adult Men and Women Recreation Division and Men and Women Open Division
What: 3 Games with division winners receiving awards
Where: Syracuse, NY
When: August 18th & 19th, 2018
Registration deadline: August 14th, 2018 at 9:00 pm
What should Charter Spectrum customers do now? (syracuse.com; Moriarty)
What should Charter Spectrum customers do now that the New York Public Service Commission has ordered the state's largest cable company to get out?
Unhappy with the speed of the company's expansion of its broadband network to rural unserved and underserved areas of the state, the commission ordered Charter Communications on July 27 to cease operating its Spectrum cable franchises in New York within six months.
So, Charter customers may be wondering if they should run out and find a new provider for their cable television, broadband or telephone service soon.
The commission ordered Charter to continue operating its franchises until they are transitioned in an orderly fashion to another provider or providers. When that happens, Charter's customers presumably would simply be switched over to the new provider.
But the when and the if of that happening are very much up in the air. Though Charter was given six months to get out - and 60 days to submit a plan for the transition - the company isn't likely to be going anywhere in six months. Or six months after that.