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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Sacagawea Day!

Sacagawea (also spelled Sacajawea and Sakakawea) is believed to have died on today's date in 1812, and today we honor her contributions and courage. The daughter of a Shoshone chief, and part of the Lemhi band of the Shoshone tribe, she was born in May 1788 in the Lemhi Valley, near the Salmon River and the Rocky Mountains, in present-day Lemhi County, Idaho.

The Hidatsa tribe was enemies of the Shoshones, and they kidnapped Sacagawea in 1800 and brought to a Hidatsa-Mandan settlement in North Dakota. In 1803 or 1804, she became the property of fur trader Toussaint Charbonneau, who took her as one of his wives. Sacagawea's name means "bird woman" in the Hidatsa language—"sacaga" means bird and "wea" means woman. But, the Shoshone and some others claim that her name means "boat pusher" in the Shoshone language.

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Syracuse teetering again as conference play looms (; AP; Kekis)

His head covered by a hoodie to help shield his emotions after a second straight home loss, Syracuse point guard Frank Howard could barely be heard as he responded to questions about what went wrong. And that was in a locker room where one could have heard a pin drop.

"It's concerning. It's something we didn't deal with at all last year," Howard, a senior, said in the aftermath of the Orange's 12-point loss in the Carrier Dome to No. 14 Buffalo on Tuesday night . "It's going to hurt. We just got punched in the mouth.

"It's the second (straight) time we've been in this situation — a gritty game — and we came out on the losing end. Nobody's happy in this locker room."

Not difficult to understand that sentiment.



Buffalo’s win over Syracuse ‘a big win for the city’ (DO; Heyen)

Earlier Tuesday, before Buffalo played Syracuse, UB star CJ Massinburg checked his ESPN app for its prediction of the night’s game. ESPN gave the Bulls a 35 percent chance to win.

“I feel like people, they respect us, but they don’t really, aw, it could be a fluke,” Massinburg said. “… People don’t really think that we are a valid team. But we knew what we had in our locker room. I feel like this win, and if we can get one at Marquette, will really get us the respect we deserve.”

The Bulls (11-0) proved that prediction wrong on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome, as the No. 14 team in the country came back to handle Syracuse (7-4), 71-59. With Buffalo off to its best start since 1930-31, Tuesday was just another example to the Bulls of the type of team they’ve built, a team that beat Syracuse for the first time since 1963. A halftime deficit didn’t phase them, and neither did the NBA potential of a couple Syracuse players. UB felt it was the better team.


Doughty college notebook: Tough week for Boeheim's Orange (newsadvance./com; Doughty)

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when the Syracuse men’s basketball team was ranked fourth in the ACC and 16th in the country in the preseason.

It might be a while before the Orange return to the Top 25 following a second straight nonconference loss at home.

Syracuse, which welcomed back all five starters from a team that won three NCAA Tournament games last year, dropped to 7-4 after its 71-59 loss to Buffalo.

It should be noted that 11-0 Buffalo is ranked 14th in the nation.

“The expectations are all based on the fact we won three [NCAA] games last year,” veteran Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said at his postgame news conference. “We lost 14 games last year. We have the same team back with some help, but it’s the same team that lost 14 games.

“I’ve seen teams with all five starters back that lost 20 games. We’re that team. We’ve not demonstrated that we’re better. This is what we are. It’s not what people thought we could be or hoped we could be.”

Episode 107- Syracuse Basketball: Buffalo Postgame/Arkansas State Preview! - Armchair All-Americans (; podcast; Cuse Militia)

Episode 107- Syracuse Basketball: Buffalo Postgame/Arkansas State Preview!

LeBron James: ‘It’d be great’ to play with Carmelo Anthony (; Patrick)

The superstar Los Angeles Lakers forward recently commented on the possibility of teaming up with the Syracuse basketball legend.

After spending a season on the Syracuse basketball team and leading the school to its first ever national championship, Carmelo Anthony opted to enter his name into the 2003 NBA Draft.

Anthony ended up being selected by the Denver Nuggets that year with the third overall pick. Two picks before the former Orange forward was taken off the board, the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted high school phenom LeBron James with the No. 1 overall selection.


Streaking the Lawn’s ACC Men’s Basketball Power Rankings - 12/19/18 (; Pierce)

Season’s greetings, STL fam. While there hasn’t been too much ACC action during the exam break, we’ve had a few exciting results to review and use in our rankings. Were the Heels the only movers and shakers this week? Let’s take a look:

1. Duke Blue Devils (9-1, 0-0 - Last Week: 1)

Everyone saw ESPN play the five best Zion dunks from the Duke-Princeton game already right? No? Neither did we, but we assume they’ve spent three hours of air time on it already.

2. Virginia Cavaliers (9-0, 0-0 - Last Week: 2)

Your Virginia Cavaliers are on the road tonight to take on South Carolina - if you’re still upset about their out of conference schedule this year, you should check out the OOC schedules of most of the power 5...

3. North Carolina Tar Heels (8-2, 0-0 - Last Week: 4)

The Heels beat up on Gonzaga this week in convincing fashion at home - it was a pretty large statement to make after dropping some disappointing (but competitive) games earlier in the schedule. They’ve easily enough talent to compete for the ACC title, if they get it together.


ACC Roundup - The Pack Smacks Auburn, Yellow Jackets Show Some Life (DBR; King)

In Wednesday’s ACC action, Virginia beat South Carolina 69-52, FSU survived North Florida 95-81, Virginia Tech popped NC A&T, 82-60, Miami got by Houston Baptist 80-73, Georgia Tech surprised Arkansas 69-65 and NC State beats Auburn 78-71.

Let us be among the first to welcome NC State back to the Top 25, where they’ll be next Monday, barring a shocking upset by South Carolina Upstate Saturday. We’ll go out on a limb and say that’s not happening.

With the win over the Tigers, State moves to 10-1 and they have some credibility now.

So far, Kevin Keatts seems like a perfect coach for State. He doesn’t give a fig for that “NC State stuff” that has wrecked seasons and coaching careers. His guys show up and play hard without exception. It’s very impressive.

His hallmark is passionate defense and true to form, State forced 25 turnovers and limited Auburn to 5-25 from three point range.

Auburn’s pressure got to State too but the Pack shot 52.8% and overcame 22 turnovers.

It’s a huge win for the Wolfpack. Remember, Keatts is only in his second season and just barely at that. Yet he’s changed the culture and made State a team to be feared. You’d be a fool to take this team lightly as long as he’s coaching.




Talisman Tap Room in Syracuse: Handcrafted touches make a difference (Dining out review) (PS; Paventi)

The Talisman Tap Room's kitchen is the difference maker for the bar near Hanover Square. Corned beef, bacon and ham are cured in house. Pickled vegetables are brined in the kitchen, which also cuts potatoes by hand for French fries, batters and breads its onion rings, and fries its own tortilla chips.

In a city awash with bars that serve food, it's these handcrafted touches that separate spots like the Talisman Tap Room from those that use food service shortcuts.

This sort of attention counts for something and was evident in unexpected spots such as the stacked nachos ($9). Average bar nachos start with a layer of tortilla chips, followed by an assortment of toppings like jalapenos and salsa. Gooey queso is ladled on top or, in some cases, a handful of shredded cheese is sprinkled over before taking a trip under the broiler.

The Talisman's version starts with those homemade chips, but incorporates homemade pico de gallo, and house-pickled jalapenos and red onions. Mexican Cotija and Oaxaca cheeses top it before broiling.

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