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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to the Fall Equinox!
The First Day of Fall, also known as The Fall Equinox or Autumnal Equinox, takes place when the Sun crosses the celestial equator—an imaginary line in the sky directly above the earth's Equator—from North to the South. When the autumnal equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox occurs in the Southern Hemisphere. During this time the sun shines directly on the Equator, and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Days continue to shorten in the Northern Hemisphere as the earth's axis begins to tilt away from the sun, and days lengthen in the Southern Hemisphere as the opposite occurs there. With this, fall, which is the transition period from summer to winter, is started in the Northern Hemisphere. Temperatures begin to cool and leaves fall from deciduous trees.
Baldwinsville guard J.J. Starling picks up basketball scholarship offer from Washington (PS; Curtis)
Baldwinsville sophomore J.J. Starling has received a scholarship offer to play basketball at the University of Washington.
Rob Noonan broke the news of Washington’s offer via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
Starling’s latest offer comes less than a month after he received a scholarship to play for Syracuse University, which became official shortly after he attended the Orange’s Elite Camp. Starling’s offer list now stands at four, including St. John’s and Siena.2022 JJ Starling of Charles W. Baker HS (NY) // @TheCityRocks (NY) has just picked up an offer from Washington.
— Rob Noonan (@NoonanHoops) September 19, 2019
Before accepting the head coaching job at Washington in 2017, Mike Hopkins was a longtime assistant at Syracuse. Washington lost to North Carolina in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
Syracuse Basketball: Dajuan Coleman has returned to the salt city (itlh; Queripel)
Former Syracuse basketball star Dajuan Coleman has returned to the salt city. Here are all the details and what’s next in his career.
Former Syracuse basketball center Dajuan Coleman recently embarked on a journey to play for KK Zlatorog Laško of the Slovenian League 1. Coleman has decided to return home and play for the Syracuse Stallions of the ABA for the second year.
Coleman started 81 games at center for the Orange but unfortunately dealt with injuries throughout his collegiate career. But now a healthy Coleman is back to playing in Syracuse.
The Louisville basketball program has a multitude of aspects to legitimately believe that it can earn the ACC regular-season title in 2019-20.
The Louisville basketball team enters year No. 2 of the Chris Mack era with a boatload of optimism as the 2019-20 campaign inches closer. Expectations are ultra-high for the Cardinals in the upcoming term, and the arguments are logical: Louisville brings back the bulk of its offensive production from a stanza ago, it welcomes in one of the premier recruiting classes in the country, and the rugged Atlantic Coast Conference might prove slightly weaker, due to several powerhouses witnessing a departure of players to the professional ranks.
For a bit of context, let’s briefly recap 2018-19, the inaugural stint for Mack at the helm of the Cardinals following the Rick Pitino debacle. Despite returning just one starter and about a third of its scoring from the prior year, and predicted to finish 11th in the ACC, Louisville garnered a 10-8 league mark, resulting in a tie for sixth in the final conference standings. Pretty impressive, if you ask me.
The Cardinals also defeated a handful of AP top-25 crews, such as eventual Final Four participant Michigan State and North Carolina, which secured a No. 1 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Facing one of the nation’s most-arduous schedules, Louisville managed to grab a No. 7 seed in the Big Dance, where it fell in the round of 64 to No. 10 seed Minnesota. A 20-14 overall record in 2018-19 for the Cardinals is something for which Mack and his guys should feel proud, given the circumstances, and all signs point to the possibility of a stellar next campaign.
What follows are five explanations why Louisville will ultimately capture the ACC regular-season championship.
https://accsports.com/acc-news/5-star-center-walker-kessler-commits-to-unc-over-duke-auburn/ (accsports.com; Geisinger)
Late Sunday evening, North Carolina Basketball landed one of the top prospects in the 2020 recruiting class: 5-star center Walker Kessler. The story was first reported by Evan Daniels of 247 Sports. Kessler took an official visit to Chapel Hill this weekend.
A top-15 overall prospect in the 2020 class, Kessler committed to North Carolina over Duke, Auburn, Gonzaga and Cal.
Five-star center Walker Kessler just verbally committed to North Carolina, he tells @247Sports.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) September 23, 2019
Kessler, a 6-foot-10 product of Georgia, joins another 5-star big man — Day’Ron Sharpe — in North Carolina’s 2020 class. Sharpe, who also stands 6-foot-10, is a top-20 player in the 2020 class, per 247 Sports.
With Walker Kessler commiting, per the great @RellDMC this will be the first time North Carolina signs two 5-star big men since 2008 with Tyler Zeller and Ed Davis.
— Bryan Ives (@awaytoworthy) September 23, 2019
Keep in mind, North Carolina could still have Armando Bacot, a 5-star center in the 2019 class, Garrison Brooks, Sterling Manley and Brandon Huffman all on the roster then.
Duke, Kentucky and UNC, unsurprisingly, are on track to each have stacked 2020 recruiting classes. Duke already has commitments from three 5-star star prospects, led by Jalen Johnson. Last week, Duke landed a commitment from 5-star combo guard DJ Steward.
Another 5-star prospect, small forward Ziaire Williams, is also considering both North Carolina and Duke. Stating the obvious: Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski continue to recruit at incredibly high levels.
Flux Capacitor, Collective Soul, and War: 7 shows to see (Sept. 22 to 28) (PS; Garlic)
The Westcott Cultural Fair
The Westcott Cultural Fair celebrates its 28th year in 2019. Artists from across Syracuse and Central New York will perform, including: Kambuyu Marimba at 12:30 p.m. on the NY State of Health Dell Street Stage, the Nottingham High School Jazz Band at 5:10 p.m. on The Belly Dance Stage, and the nationally touring funk-jam group Sophistafunk at 5:30 p.m. on the WAER Center Stage.
Where: The Westcott Cultural Fair, 826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse
When: Performances start at noon on Sunday, Sept. 22
How much: This is a free event. Details here.
Innovative, funky, and masters of improv, Flux Capacitor hits all the right notes as a jam band. Flux Capacitor formed in West Reading, Pa., in 2007 between brothers Peter, Michael, and Jason Specht. Flux Capacitor is influenced by a wide spectrum of genres and sounds ranging from Bob Marley to Pink Floyd. Since their debut release, “They Know We Know” in 2009, the band has toured internationally, sharing the stage with acts such as Rusted Root, Lukas Nelson and Railroad Earth. Must be 18 or older to attend.
Where: Funk ‘n Waffles, 307-313 Clinton St., Syracuse
When: 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22
How much: Tickets are $10. Details here.
Seth Haley, as known as Com Truise, produces a slow-moving electronic sound coined as “slow-motion funk.” He creates a warped, almost sluggish sound that is laden with synthesizer hooks. Born in Oneida, NY, Haley is now based out of Los Angeles. Com Truise released his latest album, “Persuasion System,” in 2019.
Where: The Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse
When: 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24
How much: Tickets start at $20. Details here.