Former Iggy Winner. I used to be somebody special
- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Cow Appreciation Day!
On Cow Appreciation Day, people wear cow costumes—or even any sort of cow apparel—and head to Chick-fil-A to receive free food. Adults receive a free entrée, and children receive a free kids meal. In 2017, about 1.8 million people participated at over 2,200 restaurants. Why cows? The day honors Chick-fil-A's "Eat Mor Chikin" Cows. They were introduced in 1995 on a billboard, where a cow was sitting on the back of another cow and painting "Eat Mor Chikin." The cows have since been used in advertisements using mediums such as television and the internet, and have even been on water towers.
Chick-fil-A is giving out free food in honor of their annual Cow Appreciation Day.
On Tuesday, July 9, chicken lovers are invited to go to their local Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening until 7 p.m. and receive a free entree.
Chick-fil-A teased the event on twitter saying, “#CowAppreciationDay is only a few days away, do you think that’s what this is referring to? Either way, we’re excited to celebrate with you on July 9th!”
Here’s what you have to do to receive your free food:
Make or buy your cow costume (or any sort of cow apparel, really)
Wear your cow costume to your favorite Chick-fil-A between Opening and 7 p.m.
Receive a free entree! (Note: Free entrées for Cow Appreciation Day cannot be redeemed with the Chick-fil-A app)
How much does Syracuse spend on each sport? 2 lead the country, football lags (PS; Carlson)
The Syracuse athletic department generated record revenues for the second consecutive year in 2017-18 and, as is generally the case with college athletic departments, it also spent a record amount.
Syracuse reported that it took in $93.8 million in revenue from athletics in 2017-18. It reported spending $77.1 million.
Syracuse, and every other school in the country, self-reports financial information to the federal government annually in order to comply with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act. The most recent numbers cover the 2017-18 academic year.
With 16 sport offerings (cross country, indoor track and outdoor track are combined), Syracuse offers a relatively small array of sports compared to most power-five schools. The benefit of that limited number is that the athletic department can fund most of them at very high levels.
Only one program at Syracuse, the football team, was funded at a level that ranked in the bottom half of ACC schools. Syracuse reported that eight of its programs ranked in the Top 10 in the country in spending, including two programs that spent the most on their sport.
Schools often argue that the EADA data shouldn't be used for comparisons because accounting methods can differ at different universities. But the federal data provides one of the rare windows into athletic spending of private schools such as Syracuse, and the federal government provides detailed explanations on how the accounting should be done in order to keep the data as accurate as possible.
https://sujuiceonline.com/2019/07/09/orange-watch-syracuse-one-of-only-10-schools-to-win-football-basketball-national-titles/ (the juice; Bierman)
Item: While Orange-dreaming in mid-summer about next week’s ACC football media kickoff event and how the ‘Cuse program will be perceived, and about next month’s educational and cultural excursion to Italy for the young basketball team, it never gets old to be reminded that Syracuse is in select company as one of only a handful of major college programs, and the only one in the ACC, to win both the football and basketball national championships.
What’s even more impressive about this dual-trophy feat is that all but two of the 10 schools on the list are major state universities with huge enrollments, leading to the other takeaway that as the fellow private school, Syracuse really is the “Stanford of the East Coast.”
Select company. The 10 schools that have won national championships in football (the years listed first) and basketball (the years listed second), with some schools sharing the football title votes of multiple polls in different eras, and Florida the only school to possess both trophies simultaneously:
» Related: Our top Syracuse athlete of 2018-19 is Andre Szmyt
- Arkansas-1964 / 1994
- California-1920, 21, 22 / 1959
- Florida-2006, 08 / 2006, 07
- Maryland -1953 / 2002
- Michigan-1901, 02, 03, 04, 1918, 1923, 1933, 1948, 1997 / 1989
- Michigan State-1952, 1965, 66 / 1979, 2000
- Ohio State-1942, 1954, 57, 1961, 68, 1970, 2002, 2014 / 1960
- Stanford-1926 / 1942
- Syracuse-1959 / 2003
- UCLA-1954 / 1964, 65, 67, 68, 69, 1970, 71, 72, 73, 75, 1995
Former Syracuse basketball star Jerami Grant is on the move. Here’s why his addition makes the Denver Nuggets sneaky contenders in the west.
Jerami Grant has been an underrated player for a long time. During his time with the Syracuse basketball program, he spent two years on the hill but only started 29 games.
Then when he left school early he fell all the way to 39th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft via the Philadelphia 76ers.
Despite those long odds, he turned an opportunity into a four-year deal, two years guaranteed with the city of brotherly love during NBA Summer League.
After two productive years in Philly where Jerami averaged just under 10 points per game and shot 40 percent from the field, he was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Ersan İlyasova and a future protected pick.
This is where Jerami started to realize his true potential.
https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/article232399822.html (newsobserver.com; Pope IV)
When the 2019 Nike EYBL Peach Jam kicks off this week, several UNC, Duke and N.C. State basketball targets — along with other top players in the nation — will be there vying for a title and playing in front of some of the best college coaches.
The 24-team tournament is a showcase event for some of the best high school players in the country. This year it will include class of 2020 Duke commits Jeremy Roach and Jalen Johnson, North Carolina’s top-ranked player Isaiah Todd and N.C. State target Sharife Cooper.
Peach Jam runs Wednesday through Sunday at Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, SC.
Here’s a look at some of the top local prospects who will be playing in the tournament this week.
Greg Brown, 6-9, 195 pounds, forward - Texas Titans
https://seminoles.com/seminoles-to-face-tennessee-in-emerald-coast-classic/ (seminoles.com; Walsh)
Florida State will face Chattanooga (Nov 20) and Chicago State (Nov. 25) at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee and play Tennessee in the semifinals at the Arena at Northwest Florida State College (Nov. 29) as pairings for the Sixth Annual Emerald Coast Classic were announced by Global Sports. The Seminoles will play a championship round game against either Purdue or VCU (Nov. 30) as they are set for their Thanksgiving tournament in the state of Florida for the second consecutive year.
For the fifth consecutive year, CBS Sports Network will televise both games in the semifinal round (Florida State vs. Tennessee and Purdue vs. VCU) on Friday and the championship game on Saturday. Tickets will go on sale in later this summer at www.emeraldcoastclassic.com.
Florida State’s game against Tennessee will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. (CT) on Friday with the championship game set for 6:00 p.m. (CT) on Saturday. The consolation game is set for a 3:00 p.m. CT) start on Saturday. The Seminoles’ game times for its home schedule will be set at a later date.
Florida State, which is ranked 17th nationally by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports in his preseason poll, face Chattanooga and Chicago State in the first two rounds of the Emerald Classic. The Mocs and the Cougars are part of the Seminoles’ six-game non-conference schedule in Tallahassee. Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at Seminoles.com or by calling the Seminole Athletics Ticket Office at (850) 644-1830.
Jammer’s sports bar in former Quaker Steak & Lube spot ready to open (PS; Pucci)
Jammer’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, located in the former Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant in Van Buren, is slated to open.
The restaurant, located at 3535 Walters Ave., is waiting on its state liquor license. The restaurant will open soon after receiving the license, general manager John Sansone said.
“That’s the only thing holding us up,” he said.
Jammer’s will blend sports bar and family restaurant into a 430-seat space, which includes a 144-seat patio that’ll serve as a venue for live music and other entertainment. Inside are custom granite-topped tables and bars, as well as 70 65-inch 4K TVs and five large video walls spread across three dining rooms. The main bar—one of two bars in the restaurant—will have a 30-tap bottom-up draft system serving a variety of local, domestic and international beers.
Wines on tap will also be offered.
“You can watch 10 different games from your seat without turning your head,” Sansone said.
The menu will feature classic sports bar fare—burgers, pizza, wings, appetizers, sandwiches—as well as steaks, chops, pastas and other entrees. The idea, Sansone said, is to cater to both patrons looking to hang out at the bar and watch a game and those looking for a quieter, sit-down dinner.
“It’s not just a bar," he said. It’s a place to bring the whole family."
The restaurant is owned by Lori Ranalli, who also owns Strada Mia restaurant, located at 313 N. Geddes St. in Syracuse.