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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011

Welcome to Cyber Monday!

Cyber Monday takes place on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and is the largest online shopping day of the year in the United States. The term was coined by Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation, while working with Scott Silverman and others, at In 2005, shortly before Thanksgiving, put out a press release highlighting the growing amount of sales that took place on the day. Research from 2004 had shown that the day was the 12th largest online shopping day of the year. After the term made its debut, it has been used as a marketing tool by retailers, and the public has embraced the day. As of 2017, sales have increased each year since its inception, transforming the day from the 12th largest online shopping day, to the largest. In 2006 there were $610 million of sales on the day, and in 2016 there were $3.45 billion in sales, marking the first time online sales had passed $3 billion on a single day in the United States. Half or more of the sales from the day are from work computers, suggesting that consumers still want to do more shopping after Black Friday, want to take advantage of the days' deals, or want to hide the gifts they are buying for family members.

Cyber Monday is being observed today! It has been observed the Monday after Thanksgiving since 2005.

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Joe Girard III was special to watch ); Brasky)

Following along with Joe Girard III’s accomplishments over the years has been an exciting ride, but it was something else to finally see his incredible talent in person on Saturday afternoon.

This past weekend at the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University, the Glens Falls quarterback/basketball star led the Indians’ football team to their second NYSPHSAA Title in the past three seasons — passing and running the ball for an offense which put up 55 points on Class B runner-up Batavia in the championship game.

Girard finished the game with an incredible stat line of 314 passing yards to go with two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns against the Blue Devils on Saturday, but if you ask those closest to him it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary.

“He’s a great football player,” Batavia head coach Brennan Briggs said of Girard III. “Obviously he’s a Division I athlete. We had our opportunities I think but he was very hard to get ahold of. We simulated all week in practice but at the end of the day you have to come out here and make plays. He’s a great football player, you’ve got to tip your cap to him.”

It was just Joe being Joe.

“(Before the game) I thought ‘Is he going to try to do too much on this big stage?’” Glens Falls head coach Pat Lilac said to following his team’s win. “Forget it. Joe will be Joe. Let him go.”

In attendance to watch the future Syracuse Orange basketball player was Girard III’s future head coach Jim Boeheim — who was impressed by what he saw on Saturday.

“He’s a competitive kid,” Boeheim said after the game. “The fact that he plays both ways (in football) says a lot about his toughness.”


11/26 Big Ten Preview: Big Ten/ACC Challenge Tips Off (; Michael)

It’s possible the Big Ten is the best conference in the country. It’s possible we could get eight or nine teams into the NCAA Tournament this year. A lot depends on how the conference performs in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Last year’s Challenge was a disaster. This year looks a lot more competitive, and that’s a good way to describe both of Monday night’s games.

Game of the Night

-Nebraska Cornhuskers at Clemson Tigers

  • Time/TV: 7:00 PM EST, ESPN2
  • KenPom Spread: Clemson (-4)
Both of these teams are sitting in a similar position—they’ve each played one good team so far this season (Texas Tech for Nebraska, Creighton for Clemson) and they lost that game. Both teams need to win this game to provide verifiable proof that people should take them seriously this season. These teams are right around the same level—that four-point spread is all home court advantage; if this game were played in Lincoln the Huskers would be favored by three or four.

But if there’s uncertainty about where these teams measure up relative to each other and relative to the rest of the college basketball world, there’s no uncertainty about rosters and roles. Clemson starts four seniors. Nebraska plays its starting five together more than any other Big Ten team.


College Basketball Podcast: Previewing Indiana-Duke and the ACC-Big Ten Challenge (; Parrish)

Villanova got its first quality win of the season by beating Florida State 66-60 on Sunday in the title game of the AdvoCare Invitational. That's the good news. The bad news? Jahvon Quinerly got another DNP. It was his second DNP of the season -- which is rare stuff for a five-star freshman. So Matt Norlander and I opened this episode of the Eye On College Basketball by discussing the reigning national champs and Quinerly's disappointing start.
After that, the conversation went like this:

  • 10:02: Oklahoma State was picked last in the Big 12 preseason poll. But the Cowboys just went 2-1 in the Advocare Invitational with a 20-point win over Memphis and a 13-point win over LSU. (The loss was to Villanova.) So that's a good week for Mike Boynton's team -- and a testament to the strength of the Big 12, which is, according to KenPom, the nation's top-rated conference right now.
  • 17:29: The annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge gets underway Monday with Nebraska at Clemson. But it really gets started Tuesday with Michigan State at Louisville followed by Indiana at Duke. We discussed both games -- and RJ Barrett's not-great shooting percentages. (The Duke conversation starts at 22:42.)
  • 30:14: Nevada at Loyola-Chicago is also Tuesday night. It's the start of an interesting week for Eric Musselman's Wolf Pack. They follow this game up with Saturday's trip to USC. So that'll be two true road games in a five-day span for the team currently ranked fifth in the Top 25 And 1.

Nebraska Basketball: 3 keys for the ACC/Big Ten matchup against Clemson (; Mauro)

Nebraska Basketball has a tough game against the Clemson Tigers in the ACC/Big Ten Classic. What are the keys for a Cornhuskers victory?

The Big Ten/ACC challenge is one of the better non-tournament events of the early basketball season. The two conferences are filled with powerhouse basketball programs, and this tournament always features its share of tremendous match ups. The tournament kicks off on Monday night and one of the early matchups has huge implications for both teams.

When Nebraska travels to Clemson on Monday night, both teams are fresh off losses to power conference schools. These losses exposed different things for both schools. The Tigers and the Huskers are both expected to contend in their conferences, and for that to happen both teams are going to have fixed their flaws.

NCAA Basketball: 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge preview and predictions (; Walther)

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is renewed for its 20th season as two of the country’s biggest conferences have been going at it for a week in the non-conference schedule since 1999.

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is a showdown for the Commissioner’s Cup. The ACC leads the all-time series 12-5-2 and 120-91 in games. Most recently, the ACC set a record for the most wins in a challenge by beating the Big Ten 11-3. It was not a good year overall for the Big Ten.

The first 10 challenges were won by the ACC. In 2009, it came down to the final two games. Unranked Wisconsin knocked off No. 6 Duke to tie the series and a little while later, Ohio State beat Florida State to finally give the Big Ten the Commissioner’s Cup. They went on a three-year winning streak. In fact, the next two years after that were ties which means the Big Ten retains possession of the Cup.

The Big Ten held the Commissioner’s Cup from 2009-2015. The ACC bounced back to win in 2016 and then lay the beat down in 2017. The only wins last year for the Big Ten was Purdue over Louisville, Nebraska over Boston College and Michigan State over Notre Dame.


Some ACC-Big Ten Challenge Teams Are More Equal Than Others Jacobs)

Hard to believe (or maybe not), this is the 20th year of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Some might call it the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, but a rose by any other name is still a woody perennial flowering plant.

Or a football bowl game, if you’re talking Pasadena. Until the advent of the football playoff, one slot in that New Year’s Day bowl long was reserved for the Big Ten.

Now the Big Ten, which is actually 14, is set to face off with the ACC in a series that’s an annual fixture as November ends. When the faceoff started, the Big Ten had to slim down to nine teams to match the ACC. Now one ACC member, more or less deemed the most feckless of the bunch – Wake, this year -- has to sit out to accommodate the smaller Big Ten, or B1G as the league prefers to fashion itself.

The series, which the ACC leads 12-5-2, or 120-91, starts with two games on Monday night, followed by six each on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The ACC won the first 10 Challenges and the last two.

A majority of ACC programs (eight) have winning records in the Challenge. Purdue, at Florida State on Wednesday, is 10-7 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and Nebraska, at Clemson tomorrow night, is 4-3. No other teams from the Big Ten have winning records against the ACC in the series.

ACC Roundup - Miami, FSU Both Lose (; King)

It was a bad night for the Southern Tier of the ACC as Miami and Florida State both fell from the unbeaten ranks.

Villanova knocked off FSU 66-60 in the Advocare Invitational and Miami lost to Seton Hall 83-81.

No shame in losing to Villanova of course, but FSU could have caught them struggling as they were recently.

Didn’t happen obviously and ‘Nova dealt with FSU’s defense well, shooting 53.5% overall and only having 12 turnovers.

Mfiondu Kabengele, nephew of Dikembe Mutombo, continues to impress. He only scored 11 in this game but no one else for FSU managed more than 11. He could get more rebounds, but he’s averaging 12 ppg and about four rebounds. He’s getting better.

Michael Nzei hit 8-8 for Seton Hall to lead the Pirates past Miami.

The ‘Canes forced a turnover and could have won but missed a three down by one. Why a three? Maybe that’s all they could get. But not a smart choice otherwise.

Chris Lykes has yet to score less than 18 which is what he got in this one. Zach Johnson matched him and Anthony Lawrence got 17.

Eagles to Host Minnesota in ACC/B1G Challenge on Monday Night - Boston College (

Game Day Central - vs. Minnesota - 9 p.m. ET
Student Promotions

  • Free snack attacks for early arriving students
  • Free admission for all students, regardless of gold pass
  • Express bus from Newton Campus to Conte leaving at 8:30 p.m. Express bus returns to Newton immediately following the game.
  • Tonight is the first meeting between Boston College and Minnesota.
  • Boston College is 19-19 in games versus Big Ten opponents.
  • BC all-time vs. the Big Ten: Indiana (3-1); Iowa (2-0); Michigan (4-1); Michigan State (3-3); Nebraska (0-1); Northwestern (2-3), Ohio State (1-1); Penn State (2-3); Purdue (0-3), Wisconsin (2-4).
  • The Eagles have never faced Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, or Rutgers in Big Ten play.
  • Since 2006, Boston College is 6-4 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
  • BC has dropped their last three in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
  • Last year, the Eagles lost, 71-62, at Nebraska on Nov. 29, 2017.
  • Boston College fell, 67-58, to Penn State on Dec. 2, 2015 in its last ACC/Big Ten Challenge home game.



Politically connected Syracuse group flips NY marijuana license for pot of gold (PS; Knauss)

Syracuse building contractor Dino Dixie and ex-police chief Dennis DuVal paid no money to own shares in a startup medical marijuana business that eventually sold for millions of dollars, a former partner said.

The two men each received a slice of the business "chiefly due to their political connections,'' the partner said in a 2016 lawsuit.

The other founders of the company - a plumber, a shoe store owner and a security contractor, each of whom ponied up at least $100,000 - wagered that political connections could help them win a lucrative state license to sell medical weed, according to court records.

The business, NYCanna, is now worth more than $40 million because it landed a state license to sell marijuana.

Whether political connections helped (government officials say they did not), NYCanna survived a fierce competition to win one of 10 coveted state licenses.

And within a year of winning the license -- before the company had made a single retail sale -- Dixie, DuVal and the other founders flipped the company and cashed out.


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