Co 2020-21 Iggy Award Winner MPG (special again)
- Aug 15, 2011
Boston cream pie made its debut in 1856, being whipped up at the restaurant inside of Boston's Parker House Hotel, by Sanzian, a French chef who was hired to create the restaurant's menu by the hotel's founder, Harvey Parker. The hotel had opened the previous year, and according to the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, the pie was first referenced in print that year as well, in the New York Herald. Although the original building of the hotel no longer exists, the hotel was rebuilt in the same place and is now known as the Omni Parker House. Today we celebrate and enjoy the dessert, which has been a staple in Boston and around the world since the nineteenth century.
Boston cream pie is not actually a pie, but a cake, although it is served in wedges as if it were a pie. It is made of two round layers of sponge cake or white cake, a thick vanilla custard filling, and a chocolate glaze or icing. It is sometimes instead topped with powdered sugar. When it was first created, chocolate icing was unique—mainly being used in pudding or in drinks at the time—and the dessert was known as "Chocolate Cream Pie," in a nod to its icing. Today it is sometimes known as "Parker House Chocolate Pie" when it is iced.
Three things to watch for as Syracuse basketball hosts Daemen, Carleton - The Juice Online (the juice; Cheng)
Syracuse will play two exhibition games in the next week against Daemen (Oct. 26) and Carleton (Oct. 29) before beginning the 2019-20 regular season in November. Here’s three things to look out for during these two games:
HOW FAST WILL SYRACUSE PLAY?
It’s no secret that last year, Syracuse’s offense was difficult to watch, and the stats bear that out.
Syracuse finished a dismal 257th in the NCAA in adjusted tempo according to KemPom, the result of having limited scoring options and lack of creativity from its point guards.
That figures to change this year. With Jalen Carey and Brycen Goodine replacing Frank Howard at point guard, the Orange will look to push the pace more.
Even in its offensive sets, SU will be relying more on the 3-pointer more with the return of sharpshooters Buddy Boeheim and Elijah Hughes and the additions of Joe Girard and Goodine.
It will be interesting to see how Syracuse pushes the pace in its two exhibition games.
WILL SYRACUSE SPREAD THE WEALTH?
In a similar vein, watch out for who will be scoring those points.
Last year, SU got most of its scoring from its “Big 3” of Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Hughes, with help from Howard and Boeheim.
Syracuse basketball schedule for 2019-20: Times, TV, highlights (PS; Carlson)
Thanks to the initial season of the ACC Network and the conference’s new 20-game schedule, Syracuse will open its season with a bang on Nov. 6.
The Orange will get things started by hosting defending NCAA champion Virginia in a meeting of teams that likely will be figuring things out in the early going.
Virginia brings back two starters. Syracuse returns one. Elijah Hughes is the only player on either team that averaged double-figures last season.
Here are more things to circle on the schedule.
Don’t sleep on the streak
Syracuse hasn’t lost to Colgate since 1962.
The Orange has left the court victorious against the Raiders on 53 consecutive occasions. The NCAA lists the Orange’s win streak over Colgate at 48 games due to wins vacated due to NCAA sanctions.
The Orange almost certainly will be favored against this year, but this will be one of the best chances the Raiders will have in recent memory.
Syracuse will be coming off its season-opening game against Virginia and folding in an array of new players. The Raiders return their five leading scorers from a team that gave Tennessee a test in last year’s NCAA Tournament.
Both teams are expected to rely heavily on 3-point shooting, and Colgate actually showed it was pretty good at it last year, shooting 39.5 percent.
Kadary Richmond Saga Continues, Four-Star Guard Sets Official Visit Date – Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News (orangefizz.net; Raucci)
On Friday, October 11th, all of the focus surrounding Syracuse basketball was centered on the Melo Center. Both the men’s and women’s teams were hosting media day and media members and fans alike were getting their first look and listen into what the Orange have in store for the 2019-20 season. At least that was the focus until some seemingly big news whipped everyone into a frenzy.
It looked as if Jim Boeheim and company had picked up their second top-100 commit in the class of 2020 after Woody Newton pledged to the Orange back in May. It looked like what may have been a slow recruiting class was finally starting to pick up some momentum. That was until even more confusing news hit the Twittersphere less than a half hour later.
Just like that, a four-star guard to pair with the four-star forward in Newton was gone. It’s usually never a good sign when you hear about a commitment and then hear that something went wrong and it’s been called off, or the player decommitted. Not really a recipe for success. The good news is, though, that Evans and others reported that Syracuse was still heavily involved in Richmond’s recruitment and decision-making process. More good news came on Monday night from Richmond’s coach at Brewster Academy.
...Brewster Academy 6'6" guard Kadary Richmond '20 will take an official visit to Syracuse University this weekend #Cuse
(soundcloud.com; podcast; Marona & Gutirrez)
Today I have on Matthew Gutierrez of the Athletic. I wanted to shout out the basketball team because I have a sneaking suspicion they are going to be good. Like pretty darn good. Relatively of course to the conference. However, we mourn the Pitt loss and move on to productive football talk and a fun basketball preview. Enjoy the show!
NBA season begins with everyone talking about... Carmelo Anthony? (PS; Herbert)
For the first time in 16 years, the NBA season has begun without Carmelo Anthony in a basketball jersey. Yet somehow, everyone’s still talking about Melo.
The 2019-2020 season began Tuesday night with showdowns between the New Orleans Pelicans and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors, and the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the L.A. Clippers.
Popular storylines included the changing landscape -- three in four eligible free agents signed with new teams this offseason, including Kawhi Leonard -- and a reunion between Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O’Neal, both now working as commentators.
Anthony, 35, wasn’t a part of the action, having played his last game in November 2018. The Houston Rockets traded him after just 10 games to the Chicago Bulls, who waived Anthony; he never returned to the court.
Rumors flew all season, and then all summer, about which teams might pick up the former Syracuse basketball star -- including the Lakers. None of them materialized.
So when his longtime friend LeBron James and the Lakers struggled against the Kawhi-led Clippers Tuesday night, Melo returned to the conversation as a trending topic on social media.
Alumni Association Announces Basketball Tailgate Schedule (syr.edu; Boccacino)
Expectations are high entering the season for the Syracuse University men’s and women’s basketball teams. The women are coming off a 25-9 season and are searching for their sixth straight NCAA appearance, while the men are coming off a 20-14 campaign and are striving for their 10th NCAA appearance in the last 12 years.
We may be biased, but we believe the best way to prepare to cheer on the Orange is to get ready for the game with fellow alumni and fans. That’s why the Syracuse University Alumni Association (SUAA) is once again hosting a series of men’s and women’s basketball tailgates for several home games during the 2019-20 season.
At these pre-game gatherings, Syracuse alumni, friends and their guests can enjoy food, drinks and great school spirit giveaways with fellow ’Cuse fans before cheering on the Orange. Plus, Otto will be there to pose for photos during our on-campus gatherings.
Here is the 2019-20 basketball tailgate schedule:
- Syracuse vs. Virginia (men): Nov. 6
- Syracuse vs. Notre Dame (men): Jan. 4
- Syracuse vs. Notre Dame (women): Jan. 5
- Syracuse vs. Duke (men): Feb. 1
- Syracuse vs. North Carolina (men): Feb. 29
- Syracuse vs. Boston College (women): March 1
The tailgate prior to the season opener against Virginia will be part of this year’s Boost the ’Cuse—44 hours for Syracuse University. With tip-off for that game scheduled for 9 p.m., the tailgate will begin at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to snap a photo with Otto or strike a pose in the photo booth and help make the 44 hours of #BoostCuse legendary.
The Notre Dame, Duke and North Carolina men’s game tailgates will begin 90 minutes before tip-off (game times have not been announced yet), while the Notre Dame and Boston College women’s game tailgates will start at 2:30 p.m. with tip-off set for 4 p.m.
Virginia Basketball ACC schedule breakdown: Part I (streakingthelawn.com; Darney)
In 15 short days, the Virginia basketball season gets underway as the Hoos take a trip to balmy Syracuse, New York for a matchup with the Orange. This is the first season that the Cavaliers will start with a conference game (thanks, ACC Network), and the first season that teams will have 20 (!!) conference games. In order to get you ready for the season, we are going to break the ACC schedule into three parts.
Virginia went 16-2 in the ACC last season en route to winning the National Championship, and 17-1 the season before. The Cavaliers have had at least a share of the ACC regular season crown for two straight seasons and in four of the last six. Things could be a little harder for the Hoos this season as they deal with the departures of De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy, and Ty Jerome to the NBA and Jack Salt to graduation.
Let’s take a look at the six ACC games for the Hoos in 2019-20:
@ Syracuse (11/6) - On one hand, it’s brutal to start the season at a conference foe after you have had tons of turnover. On the other hand, at least you have tons of time to prepare for the infamous Syracuse zone defense? Syracuse came in at No. 51 in the preseason KenPom rankings, but also snuck in the ‘also receiving votes’ category in the preseason AP Top 25 poll. Elijah Hughes is a player to watch for the Orange, and Syracuse returns Marek Dolezaj and Buddy Boeheim (along with some others) this season.
How many ACC teams will reach the NCAA Tournament? (C-J; Aulbach)
The ACC is stacked with national title contenders every year, and 2019 is no exception.
Several teams at the top — including Louisville — are believed to have a real shot at cutting down the nets in April. Heck, there are some teams toward the bottom of the preseason poll that could get hot in March as well.
Here are a few highlights for casual fans who want to get familiar with the conference before tipoff. Study up now — Louisville opens the season against an ACC opponent next month.
Scouting the ACC
Team to beat
You could go with several options here, and we wouldn't blame you. Four ACC squads were ranked among the top 11 teams in the preseason AP poll. But we'll go with Duke. The Blue Devils have a standout point guard with college experience in Tre Jones and three five-star freshmen in Vernon Carey Jr., Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore. We'll see how all the newcomers mesh as a team, but Duke has the size and talent to be right back in the national title picture.
Next in line
North Carolina has the horses as usual to make this a race. The Tar Heels will deploy blue-chip point guard Cole Anthony, the league's runaway preseason freshman of the year, along with top-20 prospect Armando Bacot in the post. What UNC is lacking, though, is that star returning veteran they've had in years past, as Luke Maye and Cameron Johnson have moved on to the NBA. It's a new era in Chapel Hill, but the Tar Heels are still contenders.
The Cardinals are deep, with six freshmen who could see playing time, and have a strong veteran core led by preseason ACC player of the year Jordan Nwora. They have Dwayne Sutton, one of the top glue guys in all of college basketball, and a solid rotation at center with Steven Enoch and Malik Williams, who is recovering from a foot injury but should have an impact when he returns. It's been a while since Louisville was a real factor at the top of the standings, but 2019 is a new day.
NCAA Tournament bound
Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Virginia, Florida State, Syracuse, NC State, Notre Dame
Kelly Gramlich and Monica McNutt Added to ACC Network’s Women’s Basketball Roster (theacc.com)
No Syracuse grads but a Hoya grad? Sigh.
ACC Network (ACCN), the new 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, adds Kelly Gramlich and Monica McNutt to its already talented women’s basketball on-air roster. Both Gramlich and McNutt will contribute to studio coverage with analysis of the conference’s season-long women’s basketball action.
Gramlich, a two-time Clemson graduate and former Tiger women’s basketball letterwinner, has previously served as an analyst for basketball coverage on ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), ESPN+ and SoCon Network. Additionally, she has called Clemson women’s basketball games on the Clemson Tigers Network since 2015. The Austin, Texas, native currently co-hosts a weekday radio show on Clemson Athletics’ flagship radio station, The Roar, writes a weekly column for The Greenville News and co-hosts the Tiger Pregame Show during football season.
A 3-point shooting specialist, Gramlich holds multiple Clemson program records, including the single-game record for most 3-pointers made. She was a three-time member of the ACC All-Academic team and earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2014 and a master’s degree in communication, technology and society in 2016.
“The ACC is home to the best women’s basketball in the country and I am excited to cover these amazing athletes, coaches and institutions. As a former player, this opportunity is truly a dream come true and I cannot wait to get started,” said Gramlich.
McNutt, a former standout guard on the Georgetown women’s basketball team and 2011 Hoya graduate, has held on-air positions with FOX Sports 1, Overtime, MSG Networks and ESPN, along with stops at WJLA ABC7/ News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., The American Sports Network, BeIN Sports and NBC Sports Washington. She hosts “Buckets, Boards and Blocks,” a podcast presented by Pure Hoops Media, and co-hosts “26 Minutes with Clinton Portis” a podcast produced by the Washington Redskins. McNutt holds a bachelor’s in English language and literature and earned her master’s in broadcast journalism from Maryland in 2013.
“The ACC is a conference that consistently commands respect and produces top players,” said McNutt. “This conference is tradition rich and has some of the best rivalries in sport. I’m thrilled to join ACC Network to cover the best, and can't wait to dig in and learn from the coaches, players and fellow broadcasters night in and night out.”
Tri-Partisan: Duke will have depth, but be careful what you wish for :: WRALSportsFan.com (wralsportsfan.com; Swain)
Positionless basketball has been the buzz word around the Duke basketball program for the past few seasons. This year, it’s “starterless basketball."
The blue and white teams at Duke’s annual Countdown to Craziness mirrored the type of rotation that Blue Devil fans have grown accustomed to, with all five starters on the white team playing the full 20 minutes, and six players logging all of the minutes for the blue team – the same lack of depth and over-reliance on the starting 5 to carry Duke through 30+ games that has been blamed countless times for tired legs come March.
Just one year ago, Duke boasted three players with over 1,000 minutes of court time logged, with one more right behind them at 990 minutes famously cut short by an exploding shoe. The year before, four players hit the 1,000-minute mark, and Wendell Carter would have joined them to make 5 had Roger Ayers’ coin flip landed on the charge side instead of the block side in the final minutes of Duke’s Elite 8 battle with Kansas. The year before that, another four Blue Devils played over 1,000 minutes with Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson just behind them at 966 and 896 minutes played, respectively.
When Tobacco Road Reached Winston-Salem with local author Ed Southern (wfdd.org)
WHEN TOBACCO ROAD REACHED WINSTON-SALEM is the fourth and final program in The New Winston Museum Fall Salon Series: “Winston-Salem at Play: Sports and Society in the Camel City.” This program will feature local author Ed Southern on college basketball and much more.
When Wake Forest opened its Reynolda Campus in 1956, Winston-Salem changed in ways big and small. For sports fans, Winston-Salem was now the western end of Tobacco Road, home to one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s “Big Four” North Carolina schools — just as the ACC, the Big Four, and North Carolina were becoming synonymous with big-time college basketball.
But why? Why did North Carolina go (and stay) crazy for college basketball, when the rest of the Old South states were (and are) crazy for college football? If it was just because our ACC schools won more basketball games than football games . . . well, why were they better at basketball? Was it just a coincidence that as North Carolina’s ACC schools turned to basketball, the state was gaining a reputation as the most progressive (or, at least, least regressive) in the South?
Spoiler Alert: Not entirely. Hint: The answer’s hidden above.
Join author, Winston-Salem native, Wake Forest University graduate and lifelong Demon Deacon fan Ed Southern for a talk about the ties between Wake Forest’s move to Winston-Salem, the rise of ACC basketball, and the peculiar history of North Carolina within the South.
See where NY would take land for I-81 project (map) (PS; Dupras)
I believe this includes the Fine Lot!
These three interactive maps show which parcels would be affected by the New York State Department of Transportation’s plans to rework Interstate 81.
The three maps focus on Syracuse, DeWitt and Cicero. In each map, the red boxes show the properties that would be affected under the “community grid” plan. In 14 cases, the state wants the total property lot. In the rest, the state only wants a piece of the property under the current proposal.
To get a complete picture, hover over each red box and click. That will show you the property’s owner, address, size and portion the state says it would need.
In most cases, the land needed are slivers along the highways’ current footprints. In nearly half of the 131 parcels, the state wants less than 5 percent of the lot. For about two-thirds of the properties on the list, the state wants less than a tenth of an acre.
The state’s “community grid” plan would require the taking of four properties with buildings. In the other 127, no buildings would be affected. These maps are build with data available from the New York State Department of Transportation and Onondaga County property records.