Co 2020-21 Iggy Award Winner MPG (special again)
- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Abilities Day!
First celebrated in 1999, Abilities Day honors and celebrates people with disabilities and their caregivers. Disabilities can be invisible or visible, can be minimal or severe, and can affect people at any age or place in life. Caregivers labor hard to ensure that those with severe disabilities are comfortable and are able to live to their fullest. Many centers for independent living and hospitals have celebrated Abilities Day, and it has been marked by disability rights organizations such as ADAPT, AAPD, and NDP. Those taking part in the day show their solidarity by wearing white ribbons, or by placing them on Christmas trees and wreaths. The day was created by Paul Benjamin-Dielman Cannaday, an advocate for people with disabilities and the editor and owner of Disability Grapevine.
Covid Pause Continues For Syracuse Men’s Basketball (mytwintiers.com; Sims)
On Friday, the Syracuse men’s basketball team cancelled its final two non-conference games.
Syracuse University released a statement saying the move was made due to COVID protocols.
Buddy Boeheim made his weekly appearance on Gomez And Company Monday to confirm that the Orange is dealing with multiple COVID cases.
The issue started right after the Georgetown game. A couple of the players were forced to isolate and by the end of the week, four of the team’s five starters were out of comission.
“We were practicing with Jimmy and Cole out and then more guys started to test positive throughout the week and we had to cancel both games,” said Boeheim.
Buddy also said that the symptoms are much more mild than last year. He mentioned that the team is planning to resume practice this Thursday on the 23rd.
The next scheduled game is December 29th against Georgia Tech.
Syracuse basketball 2022 big-man commit fabulous as team wins tourney (itlh; Adler)
Syracuse basketball has a really solid five-member class in 2022, and perhaps flying a bit under the radar in this cycle for the Orange is three-star power forward Maliq Brown.
Regardless of his current national ratings, the 6-foot-9 Brown is athletic, physical and talented. He showed off his skill-set this past weekend as his team, the Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va., won three games over three days to emerge victorious in the 2021 Mercer Invitational Tournament.
According to the Blue Ridge School’s Twitter account, Brown was honored as the tournament’s most outstanding player, so a huge congratulation goes out to the ‘Cuse 2022 signee.
Final: Barons 55 Hill 51@Hemory15 16p 11r 4b 2s@CamdenBrewer 15p @MaliqBrown1 10p 5r 4b 3s 2a@matos_robby 8p 5r 2s@devv3124 4p 8r 7a
Barons are your 2021 Mercer Tournament Champions! @Hemory15 named to all tournament team. @MaliqBrown1 Tournament MOP!
— Baron Basketball (@BlueRidgeHoops) December 19, 2021
Per an article from SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister, Brown filled up the stat sheet in this tourney, averaging 17 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists per contest.
Syracuse basketball 2022 pledge Maliq Brown has played quite well of late.
In mid-October, Brown picked the Orange over other finalists Georgetown, Penn State, Virginia Tech and N.C. State. More recently, he signed his national letter of intent to compete for the ‘Cuse.
At the time of this writing, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite placed Brown at No. 230 overall within the 2022 class, although I think he is vastly under-ranked on a national scale. does deem Brown a top-30 power forward in this cycle.
Since giving his verbal commitment to Syracuse basketball, Brown has gotten praised by multiple national analysts as being a terrific fit for the Orange system, particularly its zone defense.
Locked On Syracuse - Daily Podcast On Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball: Syracuse Basketball Mailbag: Improvements For All 5 Starters, More Frank Anselem Lineups and Best Player in Program History 12/22 on Apple Podcasts (apple.com; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)
The guy open up the midweek mailbag and get to all your Syracuse basketball and football questions! What do all 5 starters need to improve on for the rest of the season? Plus, should Jim Boeheim be using Frank Anselem with Jesse Edwards on the floor at the same time? Also, the guys tackle who the best player in program history is and what successful improvements for Garrett Shrader looks like.
Tyler Aki and Tim Leonard discuss it all and more on the Wednesday edition of the Locked on Syracuse Podcast.
From left to right, Nykeace Bachus, Johnny Bachus and Tyrone Hines pose on the set of "Trust No One," an independent film set in the city of Syracuse. (Katrina Tulloch | email@example.com)
Tyrone Hines filming new movie in Syracuse (video) (PS; video; Tulloch)
Filming has begun for a Syracuse movie based on a book Tyrone Hines wrote while serving 26 years in federal prison.
The independent film, titled “Trust No One,” unpacks the consequences of drug trafficking in Syracuse.
Hines brings an authentic perspective to the story, as a former Syracuse drug kingpin himself. He was arrested in April 1994 for running a major crack cocaine ring in the city.
He was released from prison in November 2019, thanks to the First Step Act.
Syracuse.com followed Hines as he transitioned back into his community in late 2019 and early 2020. Hines secured a job at the Embassy Suites at Carrier Circle, enjoyed reunions with family and friends, and began giving motivational speeches to youth groups and churches.
Four months after his release, Covid-19 hit Onondaga County and the world shut down.
It was a strange experience, for Hines to go from federal imprisonment to freedom, then back to isolation during the early pandemic months. But Hines said the experience also helped him focus on his professional passions.
“While the world was slowing down, it gave me a chance to catch up and look at what’s good and bad for me, at what I want to be a part of,” Hines said.
“If not for that, I would have still been moving slow while everything was moving fast. I think Covid helped me to really give me the right direction.”
Part of that direction was following his dreams to turn his book into a movie.