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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Fig Newton Day!
Fig Newtons are cookies filled with fig paste or jam, which are a trademarked variation of the fig roll; they are manufactured by Nabisco, a company owned by Mondelez International. As Nabisco now uses different flavored jams in the cookies besides figs, including berries and apples, the brand is no longer called "Fig Newtons," but simply ""Newtons." Nonetheless, today celebrates the fig variety of the Newton.
Figs originated in Asia Minor and fig rolls were created in ancient Egypt thousands of years ago. Figs were introduced to the Western Hemisphere by the Spaniards, who brought them to Hispaniola in 1520. Two men are credited with the invention of what would become the Fig Newton. John Henry Mitchell developed a machine in 1892 that put a jam filling in a hollow cookie crust. He brought the machine to the Kennedy Biscuit Works—also known as the F.A. Kennedy Steam Bakery—in Cambridgeport, a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company tried out the machine and named the creation "Newton's cakes," after the nearby Boston suburb of Newton. In 1898, Kennedy Biscuit Works combined with other companies to form the National Biscuit Country, which began being known as Nabisco a few years later. Charles Roser is also credited in having a hand in creating would would become the Fig Newton; he may have created the recipe that was sold to the Kennedy Biscuit Works. There is some uncertainty about Roser's role, but the bakery likely combined Roser's recipe with Mitchell's machine to create the Fig Newton.
Eagles grounded: Syracuse basketball defeats BC (Brent Axe recap) (PS; Axe)
Easy days at the office have not come often for the Syracuse University men’s basketball team in Atlantic Coast Conference play, so the Orange will certainly take one when it wanders into the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse rolled past Boston College 76-50 at the Dome on Wednesday night.
BC assisted the construction crew working on the Dome renovations by piling up bricks against the Orange.
The Eagles shot 5-of-27 in the first half, including a 0-of-14 mark from beyond the arc.
The most interesting halftime note was seeing Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim outscore the Eagles alone by a mark of 15-13.
BC shot just 32 percent (21-of-60) overall against the Orange.
Syracuse improved to 10-7 and 3-3 in conference play with the 26-point win. Wednesday’s victory was the first at home for the Orange in ACC play this season.
“It’s hard. BC won at Notre Dame and they beat Virginia," Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. "It was just a combination of us playing pretty good, and them missing in the first half. The second half we played the same way really, on offense, same on defense and it’s a one-point game. The first half is obviously just an aberration, and we are happy to get that.”
Wednesday was a take care of business type of win for Syracuse. It won’t move the meter for its postseason chances, but will make them a better team in the short term.
Instant Juice: Syracuse 76, Boston College 50 - The Juice Online (the juice; Cheng)
A quick take on Syracuse’s 76-50 blowout of Boston College at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday evening:
WHAT HAPPENED: With 7:58 minutes to go in the first half at Syracuse up by four points, Buddy Boeheim hit a 3-pointer, and followed it up with a pair of layups as part of a 10-0 run. Elijah Hughes capped the surge with a 3-pointer, which gave Syracuse a 21-7 lead. That was later followed by an 11-0 run that put SU up 36-12 with 1:52 before, and Boston College would never recover. Things were so bad for the Eagles that they were single-handedly outscored by Boeheim after the first 20 minutes. The Eagles had 13 points on 0-14 shooting from 3-point land, while Boeheim scored 15 on 3-4 shooting from distance. Boston College picked it up offensively in the second half, but never seriously threatened the Orange, and Syracuse walked away with a rare ACC rout.
ANALYSIS: There is a top tier of ACC teams, headlined by Duke, Louisville, Florida State and Virginia. After that tier, there is a wide open race and Syracuse is right in the thick of it. With an upset victory over then-No. 18 Virginia (now unranked) over the weekend, and a second straight win on Wednesday against the hapless Eagles, the Orange improved to 3-3 in conference play. That puts them in a three-way tie for fifth place with Clemson and Georgia Tech. Syracuse plays at Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, two teams that bested them at home to start 2020, but road revenge in their next two games could put the Orange in a position to compete for a first-round ACC Tournament bye in a parity-rich conference.
HERO: Boeheim paced all scorers with 22 points, while Hughes finished with 19 points, five assists and four rebounds. Dolezaj chipped in with a double-double (1o points, 11 rebounds).
Men’s Basketball Recap: Boston College @ Syracuse (bcinterruption.com; Bags)
A grim ride home awaits Boston College has Jim Boeheim’s Orange squad routed the Eagles. Yet again BC was undone by poor shooting, while Syracuse went against their usual 3-point heavy ways, (they still shot plenty of those) driving insides for short to medium looks. Boeheim’s own son Buddy Boeheim led all scorers with 22 points. CJ Felder and Jairus Hamilton both led BC with 9 points. Chris Herren Jr. and Julian Rishwain turned in 6 points off two 3 point shots. These were 4 of BC’s six three points scores despite 30 attempts. Derryck Thornton’s return to the lineup did not seem to add the juice we all hoped it would, as BC’s leading scorer only notched 4 points.
The cold shooting that plagued BC last game seemed to follow them into the first half of this one. BC took a one point lead when CJ Felder went to the free throw line. His one made free throw was the game’s first point and the last time BC would have the lead for the rest of the game. In the first half the Eagles struggled with Syracuse’s zone defense which was tightly packed inside the three point arc. BC’s solution to this zone was to try three point shot after three point shot but the BC shooters just couldn’t find the range. It didn’t help that Jay Heath found himself in foul trouble midway through the first half. Meanwhile, plenty of Syrcause’s shots were going in. After going 6 minutes without a field goal Syracuse heated up, especially Buddy Boeheim who not only lived up to his reputation as a three point shooter but found ways to drive to the basket and score interior field goals. To make things worse, BC’s early season tendency for bad turnovers reared its ugly head. While during the first half of the Georgia Tech game BC’s defense kept the Eagles in the game, against Syracuse the Eagles defense struggled; especially when it came to guarding the three-ball. Even when BC was able to force turnovers Syracuse was able to get back on defense quickly and stymie and fast-break opportunities. This trend continued throughout the game. BC only scored 13 point in the first half, while Syracuse put up 38.
https://accsports.com/acc-news/cole-anthony-will-be-back-soon-according-to-cole-anthony/ (accsports.com; Geisinger)
As first noticed by Ross Martin over at Inside Carolina, Cole Anthony made a comment on Instagram that could possibly allude to his return.
Anthony, who has missed the last seven games for the Tar Heels, commented “I will be back soon” on a post from tarheelupdate, a North Carolina fan account, which addressed Anthony’s recovery timeline.
UNC is 2-5 since the loss at UVA, Anthony’s last game. Back in early December, Anthony underwent an arthroscopic procedure in his right knee, due to torn meniscus.
#UNC's Cole Anthony says he "will be back soon" in an Instagram comment: Cole Anthony: 'I Will Be Back Soon'
— Ross Martin (@RossMartin_IC) January 15, 2020
MBB: State of Pitt Hoops (RX; HM)
MBB: State of Pitt Hoops
CSNBBS User Dr. Isaly von Yinzer wrote:
I can’t speak to the others but switching conferences definitely had an impact on Pitt basketball... Don’t get me wrong, Pitt still obviously made the right move... Pitt basketball had become too dependent on New York City area kids to survive. Literally 75% of our roster were kids from Northern New Jersey or New York City. It honestly made our program what it was, which was a really good Big East basketball program during their time at Pitt. However, playing in the Garden multiple times per year was a really big draw to those kids. Playing in Greensboro, North Carolina is not...
So, what's the situation for Pitt hoops now?
...2019 Top NYC basketball recruits
who signed with ACC teams last year:
6. Joe Girard III, SG, Glens Falls
6-1, 178 pounds
Committed to Syracuse
5. Ismael Massoud, SF, MacDuffie
6-8, 200 pounds
Committed to Wake Forest
4. Gerald Drumgoole, SF, La Lumiere
6-6, 195 pounds
Committed to Pitt
3. Justin Champagnie, SF, Bishop Loughlin
6-5, 180 pounds
Committed to Pitt
1. Aidan Igiehon, C, Lawrence Woodmere
6-10, 235 pounds
Committed to Louisville
City to revive neighborhoods with 200 new homes for low-income buyers, renters (PS; Weaver)
The city plans to build 50 new houses for first-time, low-income homebuyers in the next two years, according to Syracuse housing officials.
The $13 million project, which Mayor Ben Walsh will highlight in his State of City message on Thursday, would create the largest number of newly built homes for sale in the city in decades, housing experts said.
A second part of the plan would add another 75, two-family rental homes to the city. The total plan would create 200 new, street-level homes throughout Syracuse in the next few years. The project is being reported for the first time today by syracuse.com | The Post-Standard.
The goal, Walsh and housing experts say, is about more than increasing the city’s inventory of quality, affordable homes. For the first time, city officials are using a wealth of Census, economic and housing data to zero in on specific Syracuse blocks that have a combination of empty lots and steady residents.
Walsh says filling in those lots will do more than provide new homes. The investment, he and others said, could spark growth and community on streets throughout the city.
“We’re filling existing gaps in blocks in neighborhoods,” Walsh said of this housing strategy. “And in doing so, we will initially stabilize and change the trajectory of these neighborhoods.”
The housing project is a piece of his overall Resurgent Neighborhoods Initiative, which he’ll also talk about at 7 p.m. Thursday at SUNY Upstate Medical University.