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Welcome to National Pass Gas Day!

Passing gas—everyone does it. The technical term for the gas that builds up is flatus, and when someone passes it out of their body we say they have flatulence. That's a nice way of putting it—most people just call it farting. The word "fart" was thought up in 1632; it means "to send forth wind from the anus," and comes from the Old English word "feortan," which means "to break wind." Farts can travel at speeds of about 10 feet per second, almost 7 miles per hour. On average, people fart about 14 times a day, producing enough gas to fill up a balloon. This means everyone should have multiple opportunities to fully celebrate National Pass Gas Day today.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS Syracuse Orange: Three Things We Learned (onefootdown.com; Czerniakowski)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish could not get over the hump against the Syracuse Orange yesterday. A strong first half was followed by a deflating second half that saw the Orange take control of the basketball game. The Irish ultimately lost 72-62. Syracuse has the potential to be a very good team this year but has not shown it quite yet. This would have been a substantial win for Notre Dame but they are still looking for their first ACC win. This is what we learned.


Syracuse Has Better Players
Plain and simple, the team with the guys who are better at playing basketball won the game. Syracuse has a strong first four players. You could argue that if all the players from both teams were available to be picked in a draft, the Orange would have the first four picks. That is something Notre Dame is not used to after years of having guys like Demetrius Jackson and Bonzie Colson. The talent difference can easily be seen.

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ND Basketball Detailed Recap: John Mutton Fought Valiantly, but the Orange Overwhelmed at Saturday’s Marcky DiGiacomo Concert (onefootdown.com; Rick)

Well folks, it may not have ended like we wanted it to, but it was SO GOOD to be back in Purcell for some ACC basketball yesterday afternoon as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team fell to the Syracuse Orange 72 to 62.

The students were mostly not back yet from Christmas break, but Purcell did get a little raucous anyway throughout, as the Irish, despite the loss, had a number of positive moments to hang our collective Irish leprechaun hat on, showing a lot of resilience as a team. Furthermore, we were all treated to multiple performances by a New York teen playing electric guitar, so it mostly just felt like a rock concert where a spontaneous basketball game broke out. That was pretty amazing.

So, because the Notre Dame basketball program continues to be hoodwinked into allowing me to receive press credentials for games, let’s dive into my detailed recap of the events both on and off the court during yesterday’s game at Notre Dame.

Pregame

This was my first game attended of the season, thanks to my spring 2018 move to Chicago, and so I arrived at Notre Dame a little earlier than normal and had a chance to walk around campus a bit before heading into Purcell. It was a frigid day and the campus was its usual gorgeous self, but also, due to the ND/Michigan outdoor hockey game in Notre Dame Stadium, campus was abuzz with a few people already tailgating roughly 5 hours before the game began. That pumped me up.
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Syracuse Basketball: Orange picks up a critical win at Notre Dame (itlh.com; Adler)


The Syracuse basketball squad opened up its ACC schedule with a bang, knocking off a pesky Notre Dame unit on the road by 10 points.

The SU hoops outfit is going to need a stellar performance during Atlantic Coast Conference competition, including road victories, to have a realistic chance of earning an invitation to the 2019 Big Dance.

That blueprint for attaining March Madness began as ACC play commenced for the ‘Cuse on Saturday afternoon. Despite a 10-point deficit in the first half, the Orange absolutely clamped down on defense after intermission and came away with a 72-62 triumph over Notre Dame at the Joyce Center.

In conquering the Fighting Irish (10-5, 0-2), Syracuse improved to 2-0 so far in the 2018-19 campaign in true road tilts, with the other one occurring when SU (10-4, 1-0) defeated Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, last year.

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Three Things We Learned From Syracuse’s Win Over Notre Dame – Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News (orangefizz.net; Aki)

Any road win in the ACC is a good one, especially for a team that picked up an uncharacteristic four non-conference losses. After Syracuse pulled out a convincing 72-62 victory at Notre Dame on Saturday, there were signs that an identity was starting to be established. But these entail both positive and negative factors moving forward.


Elijah Hughes is the Team’s Best Scorer

After getting called out by Jim Boeheim for his poor performance against Cornell, Hughes has been Mr. Consistency. The East Carolina transfer hasn’t scored fewer than 15 points in the seven games since. Don’t get me wrong, Tyus Battle is still the team’s best player because of his leadership, clutch factor and overall game. But for a squad that was so inept offensively last year, Hughes is starting to feel like the Orange’s most important player. He scores with style and ease and always seems to come up with a clutch three to counterpunch an opponent run or start one for SU. He showcased all of that against Notre Dame en route to a career high 22 points on 6-for-13 shooting from deep. Hughes can score from any spot on the floor and the Orange will need that for the remainder of the year to be a top four team in the ACC.

Road Warriors

Believe it or not, Syracuse is now 2-0 in true road games. Ironically, both of those games were 72-62 wins for the Orange. Road wins are extremely difficult and carry a lot of weight come March. With Syracuse potentially on the bubble for the fourth straight season, the committee will certainly look at SU’s impressive performances against Ohio State and Notre Dame. Syracuse has shot astronomically better from three in both games, shooting a combined 23-for-53 (43 percent). While that seems unsustainable for a team that entered South Bend shooting 29.9 percent from distance, it’s certainly encouraging to see this team has the talent and can catch fire when needed. That just simply wasn’t the case last year. Syracuse has a gauntlet on the road this year with Duke, Virginia Tech, NC State and North Carolina on the road slate. Those make up the top four scoring offenses in the conference. Translation: the Orange is going to need points when it travels south.
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Episode 113- Syracuse Basketball: Notre Dame Postgame, Clemson Preview! 'Cuse Militia podcast (player.fm;podcast; Cuse Militia)


What's up Cuse Nation? Syracuse opened up ACC play on the road against Notre Dame and come outa South Bend with the 'W'! You'll hear from us, we'll hear from you in the fan feedback top 10! Then we'll preview the Clemson Tigers as they travel north to the dome Wednesday January 9th @ 8pm!

No. 1 Duke gets first ACC win and seventh straight, thumping Clemson 87-68 :: WRALSportsFan.com (wralsportsfan.com; Brownlow)


A 24-7 run to start the second half sparked No. 1 Duke (12-1, 1-0 ACC) on its way to an 87-66 win over Clemson.

The Blue Devils have now won seven games in a row this season and 12 straight ACC home openers.

Clemson (10-4, 0-1) trailed just 40-33 at the break in a half that was pretty back-and-forth, one that saw the Tigers shoot 50% from the field but turn it over 11 times. Duke had issues of its own, shooting just 46% at the half and turning it over 9 times.

But a 14-3 run to start the second half saw Duke stretch a 7-point lead into a 21-point lead in just over three minutes. That blossomed into a 24-7 run to put Duke up by 24, and the Blue Devils never looked back.
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ACC Roundup - Shorthanded Miami Falls Again (DBR; King)

Only one game Sunday as Louisville came back to beat Miami 90-73.

The ‘Canes were good for about 25.5 minutes before Louisville wore them down.

Miami has minimal depth and it’s going to be a problem all season long. It’s really compounded when the ‘Canes get into foul trouble. Four guys finished with three fouls which normally wouldn’t be that big of a deal but when you only have seven, that really limits your aggressiveness.

Chris Lykes, who has been really good all season and who was exceptional defensively against NC State last time out, had 18 against the Cards.

Jordan Nwora had 18 to pace Louisville.

Pitt has been thoroughly admirable this year as the Panthers have gone a long way to rehab both their team and their image.

Jeff Capel has put together a solid backcourt but his team doesn’t have much up front. He’s an excellent recruiter obviously. Unfortunately he whiffed on one Sunday as Kofi Cockburn picked Illinois over Pitt and others.

No ACC games until Tuesday when it’s all Big Four: Duke visits Wake Forest and UNC and State tangle in Raleigh as the Pack gets a chance to validate its improvement under Kevin Keatts.

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The Outlaws, The Crucials, and The Lustre Kings: 6 shows to see (Jan. 6 to 12) (PS; Carlic)


The cold outside cannot compete with the heat of the stages this week. Acts range from oldies to reggae to classic rock.

The Lustre Kings

To honor Elvis Presley's birthday Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is hosting The Lustre Kings, a band that expertly blends the sounds of early era rock n' roll with country, blues and R&B. The Lustre Kings tour more than 150 venues a year, performing at festivals and clubs such as The Continental Club and Rockin' 50s Fest. Lead guitarist Mark Gamsjager is a renowned musician who has taught for National Guitar Workshop and is endorsed by Gretsch guitars. Celebrate The King and dance the night away with a band that knows how to shake, rattle and roll.

Where: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W Willow St., Syracuse

When: 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9

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