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

Welcome to National Chocolate Milk Day!

In the late 1680s, an Irish-born physician by the name of Sir Hans Sloane invented the chocolatey beverage. When offered the position of personal physician to an English Duke in Jamaica, Sloane jumped at the opportunity. Jamaica interested the naturalist in him.

While in Jamaica, Sloane encountered a local beverage. The locals mixed cocoa and water together. However, when Sloane tasted it, he reported the flavor to be nauseating. After some experimentation, the doctor found a way to combine cocoa with milk. The creamy combination made it a more pleasant-tasting drink. Years later, Sloane returned to England with the chocolate recipe in hand. Initially, apothecaries introduced the concoction as a medicine.

Generations later, chocolate milk lovers enjoy their treat a variety of ways. It can be purchased premixed by the jug or individual serving. For a custom mix, powders and syrups allow us to make it as chocolatey as we like at home.

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Syracuse basketball announces Orange-White game, autograph session (PS; Ditota)

Syracuse basketball fans will have official opportunities next month to interact with the team and watch it play.

SU plays its Orange-White scrimmage at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 inside the Carrier Dome. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the intrasquad game; there will also be skills and 3-point shooting contests that night. Random fans will be selected through the Orange Rewards App to participate in those contests with current Syracuse players. The Orange-White scrimmage, for those of you asking about Orange Madness, replaces the previous incarnation of that event.

On Oct. 5, the team will host an autograph signing event from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the canyon area of Destiny USA. Fans will be provided with a poster on which to secure those autographs. The athletic department does not want fans to bring additional items to be signed and cautions that because of time constraints, attendance at the mall does not guarantee an autograph.

Admission is free for both events.

Syracuse Basketball: Early musings on the Orange’s 2019-20 stanza (itlh; Adler)

The Syracuse basketball squad is getting closer and closer to the commencement of its 2019-20 campaign, so it’s time for some initial thoughts.

The Syracuse basketball team enters the 2019-20 term with a ton of intrigue, as well as a bunch of question marks.

Expectations are tempered after the Orange lost four of five starters from a year ago. The roster is deep but young, and many of the sport’s pundits don’t view the ‘Cuse as either a top-25 crew nor a group that will reach the NCAA Tournament.

All of this is fodder and speculation, of course. But as Syracuse prepared on Wednesday to conduct its first official preseason practice, it seems appropriate to put forth a few thoughts on what to watch out for in 2019-20.

Much debate will likely focus on the point-guard position. Sophomore Jalen Carey should assume the starting role, following the departure of Frank Howard. Now, Carey is lightning-quick, a capable distributor, and can get to the rim with precision, but he’s also not a terrific shooter and turnover-prone, the latter of which is unsurprising for a guy only in his second stint who didn’t compile an abundance of minutes in 2018-19.

Freshman Brycen Goodine could compete for run with Carey at point guard. Goodine is super athletic and possesses an under-rated long-distance stroke. Whoever is manning the ship, the Orange needs a steady point guard to keep the offense in rhythm.


Syracuse men’s basketball practice is underway ( Joshua)

Media members were welcomed into the first night of preseason practice on Wednesday night as the Syracuse men’s basketball season begins playing games in a little over a month.

We were allowed to watch roughly 20 minutes of action.

@Cuse_MBB practice started today. Marek Dolejaz looked good after missing the Italy trip with a finger injury. Bourama Sidibe put his bounce on display as he looks to be at full health. More from the practice coming up in sports at 11pm on @NewsChannel9 #LocalSYR
— Darius Joshua (@DariusJoshuaTV) September 26, 2019
Here are some of my observations from the first night of the 2019-20 season:
  • Marek Dolejaz looks healthy. The junior forward missed playing in the team’s Italy trip with a finger injury, but showed no issues from that in the team drills.
  • On that same note, Bourama Sidibe is healthy. He really showed what he could do at full health during the four games played in Italy and it was evident up close. He looked explosive and not favoring one leg over the other.
  • This team could be very deep. Only one starter is back in Elijah Hughes so there is a lot of production that needs to filled this upcoming season. From the guard position, to the forwards and even the centers, there are question marks as to how many minutes will there be to go around to the potentially 10-deep roster.
    • How will the guards in Jalen Carey, Buddy Boeheim, Brycen Goodine and Joe Girard III split time?
    • Who will play more, Jesse Edwards or John Bol Ajak?
  • One young player who will not worry about minutes, is Quincy Guerrier. The 6’7″ 210 pound forward from Montreal looks ready for the college game. He has range on the outside and the strength to battle inside. Yes, this is the first practice, but I was intrigued when he bulldozed over a member of the managerial staff at what that could mean down the line as he gets even stronger.
  • Elijah Hughes was working with the guards in the portion of the drills we saw. Last year, Coach Jim Boeheim emphasized Hughes was a forward even though he was listed as a guard/forward when transferring from East Carolina. It does not mean he will all of sudden be running the offense, but it could be something to build some ball handling as he will be the focal point of the offense this season.
Syracuse will play its first exhibition game against Daeman on October 26th at 7pm.

The regular season opener is against the reigning national champions , Virginia, on November 6th inside the Carrier Dome at 9pm on ACC Network.

MBB: 2019-20 ACC Men's Basketball Schedule Released (RX; HM)

MBB: 2019-20 ACC Men's Basketball Schedule Released

FROM OFFICIAL ACC RELEASE of Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019:

ACC Announces Full 2019-20 Men’s Basketball Schedule

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its full 2019-20 men’s basketball conference schedule on Thursday. The regular season opens November 5.

This season marks the ACC’s first-ever 20-game conference slate, including seven league matchups to begin the regular season on November 5 and 6, with doubleheaders each evening on ACC Network. Nov. 5 features Louisville at Miami (6:30 p.m.), followed by Georgia Tech at NC State (8:30 p.m.). On Nov. 6, the network airs Notre Dame at North Carolina (7 p.m.), followed by reigning national champion Virginia playing at Syracuse (9 p.m.).

The conference schedule features 10 games in December, including a full complement of seven ACC games the first weekend (Dec. 6-8). The league schedule resumes on New Year’s Eve with a trio of games – Georgia Tech at Florida State, Miami at Clemson and Boston College at Duke. Every conference member will play at least one home and road league game prior to the start of the new year. The conference schedule concludes Saturday, March 7.

The 21st annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge will be contested Dec. 2-4. The ACC holds a 12-5-3 edge in the all-time series.

All 150 ACC regular-season league games will be available through ESPN networks, including ACC Network, or the conference’s Regional Sports Networks (RSN). More than 100 games are scheduled to air on ACC Network, including at least 60 conference games as well as three ACC Tournament matchups.

In addition to the linear broadcast schedule, 30 non-conference ACC home games will be broadcast online via ACC Network Extra.

Greensboro Coliseum plays host to the 2020 New York Life ACC Tournament March 10-14, marking the 27th time the facility welcomes the conference tournament, and the first since 2014. Featuring all 15 ACC teams, the event begins with three first-round games on Tuesday, March 10, before concluding on Saturday, March 14 with the championship game. All three games on Tuesday will air on ACC Network. The remainder of the tournament will air on either ESPN or ESPN2.

FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Sun, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports Indiana, NESN, YES Network, AT&T SPORTSNET Pittsburgh and NBC Sports Washington are the regional television partners (RSN) for the 2019-20 ACC men’s basketball season.

The ACC’s current 15 member schools have captured eight of the last 19 NCAA Championships and 17 overall, including Virginia’s first title in 2019. Current ACC member schools have combined for 62 Final Four appearances and a national-best 639 NCAA Tournament wins. League teams have combined to win an NCAA-record 74 NCAA Tournament games over the past five seasons, highlighted by a 68-29 mark versus teams from outside the conference.

Additionally, four of the top eight and six of the top 30 winningest programs in NCAA Division I basketball history currently reside in the ACC. Three of the six active Division I coaches currently in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame are competing in the ACC again this season – Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina’s Roy Williams and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim.


Women's Soccer Match At Syracuse is Postponed to Friday Morning - University of Louisville Athletics (

What is going on in Louisville?

The University of Louisville women's soccer game at Syracuse has been postponed until Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:00 a.m. due to a widespread team illness. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.

The No. 22 Cardinals enter the match with a 7-1 overall record and 0-1 record in the ACC. Louisville suffered its first loss last Saturday to No. 4 North Carolina, 3-0. Emina Ekic leads the Cardinals in scoring with four goals and four assists for 12 points. Brooklynn Rivers and Maisie Whitsett rank second on the team in scoring with three goals each. Junior keeper Gabby Kouzelos leads the team in goal with a 0.61 goals against average. She owns a 7-1 record along with five shutouts.

Head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes is in her 20th season with the Cardinals. She has led Louisville to five NCAA tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2011.

Syracuse enters the match with an overall record of 2-4-1. The Orange opened conference play with a 1-1 tie against Pitt on Friday. Senior Taylor Bennett buried a penalty kick in the 63rd minute to tie the game while goalie Lysianne Proulx made four saves in overtime to keep the score tied until the final whistle.

Taylor Bennett leads the Orange in scoring with two goals for four points. Three other players have scored one goal for Syrcaue. Proulx has played in goal in every contest this year for the Orange. She owns an 0.83 goals against average and has collected 40 saves on the season with a 2-4-1 record.

Head coach Nicky Adams is in her first season with the Orange. She came to Syracuse after spending 12 seasons at the associated head coach at Rice University.


What’s the best peanut butter? We tasted 45 varieties to find out (PS; Miller & Pucci)

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich has always been a go-to for children and adults alike. The easily-prepared delicacy packs plenty of nutritional energy, tastes good, and it’s relatively cheap.

But the foundation of this popular sandwich has evolved so much since the days of only Jif, Skippy and Peter Pan. Now we must choose among organic, unsalted, all-natural, whipped, sugar-free, name-brand and store-brand.

Well, we’re here to help you sort through all this. We tested 45 varieties of peanut butter to find which ones were worthy of our PB&J.
And we think we succeeded.

Why would we put our bodies through such stress? So you don’t have to.

The judging

The idea to rank peanut butters came from reader Julie Steinbrecher, who made the suggestion after we ranked 17 varieties of ketchup in July. So we—Charlie Miller and Jacob Pucci—asked her to join us.

This was a blind taste test of peanut butters from five stores in Syracuse: Wegmans, Price Chopper, Tops, Trader Joe’s and Walmart. We sampled national brands and the store brands.

We did not know which brand we were eating. We took notes and ranked them, from best to our least favorite. We judged them on texture, taste and appearance. We cleansed our palate after each sample with either water or 1% milk. We had nothing else to eat or drink during the four hours of tasting.

The top six made the final round. We then tried each of these on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Here are our rankings, starting with the winners and working our way to the basement.

Our top six

1: Jif extra crunchy
45 peanut butters, ranked

  • Price: $2.49 for 16 ounces (15.5 cents per ounce) | Calories: 190 | Total Fat: 16g | Sodium: 110mg | Sugars: 3g
  • Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, sugar, molasses, vegetable oils, mono and diglycerides, salt
  • Charlie: “It turns out choosy mothers—and dads—were right when they choose Jif. This is your basic crunchy peanut butter. It’s not oily, it’s easy to spread and it tastes good. The balance between the chunks and butter is perfect and should serve as the standard. After three taste tests, this still is the best.”
  • Julie: “I’m sold. I’ve been going my whole adult life buying Wegmans store brand, and I don’t think I could ever eat that again after having this.”
2: Jif creamy
45 peanut butters, ranked

  • Price: $2.49 for 16 ounces (15.5 cents per ounce) | Calories: 190 | Total Fat: 16g | Sodium: 140mg | Sugars: 3g
  • Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, sugar, molasses, vegetable oils, mono and diglycerides and salt.
  • Jacob: “It’s a bit sweeter than the other creamy varieties. The roasted flavor of the peanuts really stands out."
  • Charlie: “It reminds me of my childhood. Maybe that’s why I identify with it.”
3: Peter Pan Simply Ground
  • Price: $2.99 for 15 ounces (19.9 cents per ounce) | Calories: 210 | Total Fat: 17g | Sodium: 125mg | Sugars: 3g
  • Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, sugar, vegetable oils, salt
  • Charlie: “This version is creamy with a little bit of crunch. You’re not going to find chunks of peanuts here; you’ll find grains of peanuts instead. It’s thick, but it’s smooth.”
  • Julie: “This is perfect if you want just a little crunch. It’s not overpowering.”
4: Jif Whips
  • Price: $3.29 for 15 ounces (21.9 cents per ounces) | Calories: 140 | Total Fat: 12g | Sodium: 95mg | Sugars: 2g
  • Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, sugar, vegetable oils, mono and diglycerides, salt
  • Charlie: “As you probably could guess, Jif Whips is very light, but it’s not airy. It’s like whipped butter, which is among my favorite spreads. The best part is that your bread won’t fall apart when you spread it. The long wide container makes it easy dunk fruit into the peanut butter.”
  • Julie: “This has a silky taste to it. It’s not sticky in my mouth at all.”

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