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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National 311 Day!
Google worked with Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, San José, and its county, Santa Clara County, to create National 311 Day in 2020. National 311 Day aims to raise awareness about the non-emergency number 311 and how to use it, so that non-emergency calls go to that number instead of 911, speeding up response time to emergencies. The day also honors the "first" first responders who take emergency calls. San José unveiled their new SJ311 omnichannel network on the first observance.
The first 311 system was established in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1996, and the Federal Communications Commissions established it as a number in 1997. It is the non-emergency number to report issues like abandoned vehicles, graffitti, potholes and other road damage, streetlight outages, illegal dumping, trees that need trimming, and noise. It can also be used to learn about city services and ask other questions. By the time of the creation of National 311 Day, over 200 cities had 311 systems, including most major cities in the United States and Canada. The 311 systems have continued to expand and innovate since.
Five Takeaways: Duke 88 Syracuse 79 (SI; McAllister)
Syracuse basketball fell 88-79 to Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. Here are five takeaways from the game.
1. Tremendous Effort
You cannot say enough about the effort this team put forth against one of the best team's in the country. Significantly shorthanded without Buddy Boeheim, Jesse Edwards and Benny Williams, the rotation was essentially six players with John Bol Ajak significantly limited. Not only is Duke one of the best team in the country, but they are matchup nightmare for the Orange. Still, Syracuse had a lead with under three minutes to play and it was a one possession game with just over one minute to play. The energy, effort and confidence Syracuse played with was terrific. I get the no moral victories thing, but this is as close as it gets to that. Kudos to the players for leaving everything they had on the court. Kudos to the coaches for getting this team ready and making adjustments such as some triangle and two defense as well as a little man to man.
2. Jimmy Channels Buddy
Jimmy Boeheim was fantastic. It was easily the best game of his Syracuse career. He scored 28 points on 11-20 shooting including 6-9 from beyond the arc. With Buddy out, Jimmy picked up the shooting slack with a tremendous offensive effort and sharp shooting that nearly led the Orange to an improbable victory. He also added seven rebounds and three steals. In the first two games against Duke combined, Jimmy had 12 total points. In this one, he more than doubled that. A great game from Jimmy.
3. Preview of Next Year
Some of the things we saw were a bit of a preview of next season. That includes the starting backcourt. As the roster is currently constructed, a Symir Torrence and Joe Girard backcourt is very intriguing. It allows Girard to play off the ball and be the secondary ball handler. He can spell Symir as the point guard, Symir can run the show in the half-court. If Symir can work on his shot a bit this offseason, that could be very productive. In the last two games, Torrence had 20 assists and just three turnovers. Against two very good defensive teams. Girard averaged 19.5 points and three assists during those same two games. Add in a Justin Taylor who can play the two or the three along with the potential for a Judah Mintz who can play either guard spot, and next year's squad will be drastically difference. That includes the ability to switch defenses.
Axe: SU basketball’s season defined by Boeheims, a losing record and a lot of heart (PS; $; Axe)
Short of any added postseason games, which is unlikely at this point, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team put up a losing season with a record of 16-17.
It will go down as the first sub-.500 mark in Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim’s 46-year tenure on the hill.
That’s a significant note on the ledger, but there is so much more to remember about the 2021-22 SU basketball season than the first losing mark in more than 50 years.
SU’s frequent close games in ACC play (oh, those failed inbound passes against Wake Forest and UNC), overtime wins over Indiana and Georgia Tech, eye-opening losses to Colgate and Georgetown, Mike Krzyzewski’s last visit to the Carrier Dome and giving Duke a scare in the ACC Tournament were all important marks along the path.
The emergence of Jesse Edwards into a star before a wrist injury took his season away, Bourama Sidibe’s grit, Cole Swider’s swagger, Joe Girard’s logo bombs, Symir Torrence distributing and dashing, waiting for Benny Williams’ breakout, Frank Anselem’s step up the ladder and Paddy Casey, the most popular Scranton native since Gerry McNamara on the SU roster, should all have a place on the memory mantle.
We’re burying the lead here.
This season was always going to be defined by the three Boeheims: Jim, Jimmy and Jackson, otherwise known as Buddy.
Buddy and his million-dollar smile literally became the face of the program with his image being plastered on billboards, cereal boxes and commercials in the new era of name, image and likeness in college sports.
'Our confidence is always high': Upset-minded Miami brings momentum into ACC semifinal against Duke
Miami holds a distinction that no other Atlantic Coast Conference team can boast.
The Hurricanes are undefeated this season against the Duke Blue Devils.
Sure, it's a 1-0 record, but the Jan. 8 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium — a game where Miami forced 17 Duke turnovers and Charlie Moore led the way with 18 points and seven steals for a 76-74 win — will provide more than enough belief that the Hurricanes can do it again in Friday's ACC Tournament semifinal.
"Our confidence is always high," said Moore, who provided the outlet pass to Jordan Miller's game-winning layup at the buzzer to give No. 4 seed Miami a 71-69 overtime win in Thursday's quarterfinal round against No. 13 Boston College. "Coach instills it in us to play our game."
Moore and his teammates, as Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski would say, are playing with considerable "verve" heading into their 7 p.m. showdown with the tournament's No. 1 seed.
Miami (22-9, 14-6) has won eight of its last nine to make its way into NCAA Tournament contention and another win against Duke would cement its placement.
The same really can't be said about the No. 7 ranked Blue Devils (27-5, 16-4), who seemed to still be nursing a UNC hangover during their unconvincing quarterfinal win against No. 9-seeded Syracuse.
College basketball: Syracuse gives valiant try, but falls to top-seeded Duke in ACC tourney (nny360.com; St Croix)
Jimmy Boeheim did all he could to provide another game for his younger brother, but the Syracuse University men’s basketball team fell short of completing a miraculous upset of Duke to end a turbulent season.
Jimmy Boeheim scored a season-high 28 points to help offset the absence of SU leading scorer, Buddy Boeheim, but the top-seeded and seventh-ranked Blue Devils held on for the 88-79 victory over the No. 9 Orange in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Duke (27-5 overall) advanced to face Miami in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday in the same location.
Syracuse finished at 16-17 overall for the first losing season in the 46-year tenure of Hall of Fame head coach Jim Boeheim.
The Orange was without Buddy Boeheim, the senior shooting guard and First Team All-ACC selection who was serving a one-game suspension imposed by the league for “a flagrant act,” after appearing to punch an opponent in the stomach during SU’s second-round win over Florida State the day prior.
“I was playing for this kid today,” Jimmy Boeheim said, nodding to Buddy seated next to him afterward. “I wanted to do everything I could to get him one more and get our team one more. I knew I was going to have to be aggressive missing the leading scorer in the conference, just trying to pick up wherever I could and do everything I could on both ends.”
Jimmy Boeheim scored 18 of his points after halftime and made a career best 6-for-8 from behind the 3-point arc playing all 40 minutes. The graduate forward scored on a tip-in to push SU ahead, 79-78, with three minutes and 34 seconds left.
https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/unc/article259294614.html (newsobserver.com; Brown)
North Carolina will battle Virginia Tech, and the sports adage that it’s tough to beat a team three times in the same season, during the ACC tournament semifinals Friday night at the Barclays Center. Duke found out how difficult it was after beating Syracuse by double digits in their regular season meetings.
The Blue Devils had to rally, despite the Orange being without leading scorer Buddy Boeheim, before emerging with an 88-79 win in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Carolina played two tightly contested games with the Hokies before pulling away late for the win. UNC coach Hubert Davis expects more of the same on Friday.
“The two games that we played them, one in Chapel Hill, another one in Blacksburg, were highly contested and very competitive,” Davis said. “It’ll be another great matchup (Friday) night.”
Syracuse seals first losing season of Jim Boeheim's tenure with loss to Duke in ACC tournament (theathletic.com; $; Staff)
For the first time in Jim Boeheim's 46 years as head coach, Syracuse will end a season with a losing record.
The Orange fell 88-79 to Duke in the ACC tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, dropping SU to 16-17 and likely marking the end of its season. The 16 wins match the fewest by Syracuse under Boeheim, who has been head coach since 1976. As a program, the Orange's streak of 51 consecutive winning seasons — the longest active streak in Division I men's basketball — was snapped.
Needing a win to preserve at least a .500 season — and to keep NCAA Tournament hopes via an automatic bid alive — Syracuse challenged the ACC's No. 1 seed in a game that featured 11 lead changes, but ultimately faded. The Orange played without leading scorer Buddy Boeheim, who was suspended after striking a Florida State player in the first half of Wednesday's first-round game. Jimmy Boeheim, in what could be his final game for SU, scored a season-high 28 points and made a career-high six 3-pointers.
"I was playing for this kid today," Jimmy Boeheim said, while gesturing to his brother Buddy. "Just wanted to do everything I could to get him one more and to get our team one more."
Jim Boeheim, asked about coaching both of his sons this season, still called it "the best season I’ve ever had."
Syracuse had made 10 of the last 12 NCAA Tournaments entering this season, including a Sweet 16 run a year ago.
Duke advances to face either No. 5 Wake Forest or No. 13 Boston College in the semifinals.
Despite depleted roster, Syracuse basketball valiant in tough loss to Duke (itlh; Adler)
Unless Syracuse basketball somehow, someway is invited to some sort of post-season tournament other than the Big Dance, the Orange’s disappointing 2021-22 campaign came to an end on Thursday afternoon in a loss that mirrored much of the team’s season.
Like numerous other occasions throughout 2021-22, the ‘Cuse found itself in a tight contest in the game’s waning minutes as the No. 9 seed Syracuse basketball battled the No. 1 seed Duke in the 2022 ACC Tournament’s quarterfinal round from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
In fact, despite missing its leading scorer due to suspension and other key contributors due to injury, the Orange was up by one point over the Blue Devils near the end.
But Duke made shots down the stretch, the ‘Cuse (16-17, 9-11) did not, and the Blue Devils put together a 10-0 run to seal an 88-79 triumph and likely give Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim his first losing season in 46 years at the helm on the Hill.
Syracuse basketball played pretty darn well against Duke but came up just short.Buoyed by some strong perimeter shooting early in the first half, the Blue Devils raced out to an 11-point lead, but the Orange would claw back.
Junior point guard Joe Girard III was spectacular in the initial 20 minutes, as he compiled 18 points and the ‘Cuse actually led at the break by four points.
Links, News and Rumors 2022-03-09 (RX; HM)
Links, News and Rumors 2022-03-09The ACC is giving away a free video game: 3-point shooting contest.
ESPN's Pete Thamel writes "LSU receives notice of allegations tied to men's basketball, football programs"
Meanwhile, ESPN's Jeff Borzello writes "NCAA reduces scholarship penalty against Georgia Tech men's basketball program"LSU has received a notice of allegations related to potential violations in the men's basketball and football programs, a source told ESPN on Tuesday... The notice of allegations stem from multiple cases, including LSU's ties to the federal basketball investigation that became public in 2017... there's allegations in NCAA paperwork that [basketball coach Will] Wade either arranged or offered "impermissible payments" to at least 11 prospects... The basketball portion of this case ties back to the federal basketball investigation, which became public in September of 2017...
LSU has already self-imposed penalties to address potential violations in the football program that are expected to be included in the notice, as the school implemented a bowl ban and scholarship restrictions. LSU projects as a No. 6 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and opens the SEC tournament on Thursday against the winner of Ole Miss and Missouri.
......Georgia Tech was originally expected to lose one scholarship for each year of probation, but the NCAA knocked it down to just one scholarship total -- which was completed by the Yellow Jackets during the 2019-20 season.
"On appeal, Georgia Tech argued that in assigning the scholarship reduction penalty, the hearing panel failed to appropriately weigh the aggravating and mitigating factors, ignored relevant case precedent and based the penalty on irrelevant factors," the NCAA's announcement stated. "The appeals committee found the school's arguments persuasive..."
Clear Play: Eric Devendorf relives the 2009 Syracuse 6OT Big East Game (usatoday.com; podcast; Staff)
Eric Devendorf relives the 2009 6OT Big East Game vs UConn and Caroline Darney previews the Men’s Big East tournament.
Video: Jeremy Roach's Three Lifts Duke Past Syracuse in ACC Tournament | Carolina Blitz (carolinablitz.com; video; Hurt)
Jeremy Roach’s Three Lifts Duke Past Syracuse in ACC Tournament and Mark Williams Secures Rebound to Close Out Game.
A Reuben sandwich at Kitty Hoyne's in downtown Syracuse. (Charlie Miller | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where to get a great Reuben in CNY this St. Patrick’s season (even though it’s not really Irish) (PS; $; Miller)
Why is it that the Reuben is the most-ordered sandwich during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday season? It’s not really an Irish delicacy, but the authentic pubs in town all serve them.
Could it be the corned beef? Could it be the fermented cabbage in the sauerkraut?
“People assume it’s Irish, and we certainly sell a lot of them,” said David Hoyne who owns Kitty Hoyne’s Irish Pub and Restaurant with his wife, Cindy. “Irish or not, they’re pretty good.”
They are indeed, David. And they’re especially tasty when you wash them down with a pint of your favorite beer.
The basic Reuben is a grilled sandwich with a corned beef foundation. That’s topped with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut before the slices of rye bread are smeared with a healthy dose of Russian (or Thousand Island) dressing.
Over the past week, we visited a few obvious restaurants and bars to try their version of the Reuben. Along the way, we also tried some not-so-obvious spots.
Here’s what we found, in the order of visit:
Kitty Hoyne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
A Reuben sandwich at Kitty Hoyne's in downtown Syracuse. (Charlie Miller | email@example.com)
Address: 301 W. Fayette St., Syracuse
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Closed Sunday and Monday
What’s so good about it: Imagine that, a story about St. Patrick’s Day food and drink that includes Kitty Hoyne’s. What’s next? Something about Coleman’s. Yep. But in the meantime, we’re at downtown’s most popular Irish bar.