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Co 2020-21 Iggy Award Winner MPG (special again)
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to International Tuba Day!

As listed in Chases Annual Events, International Tuba Day was created to recognize tubists in musical organizations around the world who have to go through the hassle of handling a tuba. What hassles do tubists have? Tuba players obviously have hassles due to the size and weight of their instruments, but what is actually more of a hassle for tuba players is the prevalence of stereotyped attitudes among people towards tubists and their role in a musical organization.

Think for a minute: What does the tuba mean to you? Unfortunately, many non-tuba players think of the tuba as just being one of those big, loud instruments that go "oompah" in the back of parades - having no real importance and being easy to play - they're just there to look nice. As for tuba players, many people view them in the old stereotyped way: they have no real musical talent, no personality, just big, fat bodies with puffy cheeks and powerful lungs.

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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim vs. Boston College at Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA, Tuesday February 8, 2022

Axe: With NIL looking like pay-for-play, Boeheim has ‘no idea’ what SU can offer (PS; $; Axe)

Jim Boeheim has seen a thing or two change around him in 47 years on the job as the Syracuse University men’s basketball coach.

For years, he could tell recruits they’ll play in front of 30,000 fans, practice in nice facilities, gain ESPN exposure and develop for the NBA.

A rising tide of name, image and likeness rights getting conflated with pay-for-play is the latest issue challenging the elder statesman of Division I college basketball when he meets with top recruits and their families.

Boeheim is less certain on what he can promise there.

“It’s going to only get worse as we move forward,” Boeheim told Eric Devendorf, Kris Joseph and Paul Scibilia Wednesday on

“High school kids are now getting agents, so they’re going to have an agent when you talk to a high school kid. He’s going to come to us and we can’t do anything. But he’s going to come to somebody at Syracuse and say, ‘what’s the NIL?’ That’s where we are.”

It’s hard to garner sympathy for Boeheim and his coaching colleagues in dealing with the explosion of NIL rights going to college athletes.

The NCAA stood on this beach for a long time and was shocked when it got hit by a wave.

Instead of recognizing the changing tide in college sports and setting up guardrails to regulate NIL when it lost a famous court case with former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon in 2014, the NCAA wasted years and millions of dollars fighting in court.

Syracuse men’s basketball: Are Jesse and Joe ready to lead the offense? (TNIAAM; Ostrowski)

The Syracuse Orange starting lineup will look pretty different in the fall, with Cole Swider and Buddy and Jimmy Boeheim all departing the program. The two guys to stick around, Jesse Edwards and Joe Girard, will need to be on their A-game to lead SU back to relevance. But do they have what it takes to be the team’s leaders on the court?

We’ll start with Jesse. While Edwards played a huge role in the offense, his main issue was staying in the game. And I’m not talking about the fractured wrist that ended his season; Edwards has immense foul troubles. He fouled out 11 times (nearly HALF his games) and collected 90 total personals - an average of 3.75 per game - during his shortened season. Needless to say, that has to change for his 4th year.

Edwards 21-22 shot chart
On the positive side, the team looked much better when the offense was running through Jesse. His physical prowess draws attention and allows shooters to get to open space on the outside. And when Edwards took it to the basket himself, defenders had a hard time stopping his quick movement in the paint. Scoring is not and should not be his biggest concern, and as long as he doesn’t overdue initiating contact and instead focuses on trying to draw defenders to him, then I expect Jesse to have another good year. He should feel confident knowing he’s got the Center position locked up - we’ll see if Coach Boeheim addresses his lack of a backup.

Joe faces a different problem. With Buddy gone, he may be the main scoring option moving forward. (It’s far too soon to talk about any of the freshmen taking over, including Judah Mintz.) Girard plays best off the ball but may end up with the opposition’s best defender in his face this season.

Girard 21-22 shot chart

Syracuse basketball PF recruit had stellar season, at 5 stars in composite (itlh; Adler)

As far as I can tell, the first scholarship offer that Syracuse basketball coaches doled out in the 2024 cycle went to 6-foot-9 power forward Donnie Freeman from Washington, D.C.

In recently updated national ratings from one of the primary recruiting services, Freeman checked in at No. 20 across the country in his class. At the time of this writing, he was also deemed a five-star prospect, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

It’s still relatively early on in his recruiting process, but Freeman has said in past interviews that he heard from the Orange coaching staff regularly, and he has spoken highly about the Syracuse basketball program, saying he thinks he could make a good fit within the team’s system.

Freeman put forth a strong 2021-22 stanza for St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. As a sophomore there, he averaged 13 points and seven rebounds a game, per Jordan Divens, the MaxPreps national basketball editor.

In a recent article, Divens awarded Freeman an honorable-mention nod within his sophomore All-America squads for the 2021-22 term. According to a tweet from the St. John’s College High School, Freeman was also named to the 2022 All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (“WCAC”) second team.

Congratulations to Donnie Freeman @DonavanFreeman1 for making 2022 Second Team All-WCAC.
— SJC Boys Hoops (@SJCBoysHoops) March 1, 2022

Syracuse Basketball: Recruitment is expanding for Adrian Autry’s son, Trey (itlh; Adler)

Trey Autry, the son of Syracuse basketball associate head coach Adrian Autry, performed at a really high level during the two recent live periods on the AAU circuit, and that has led more high-major scholarship offers to roll in for him.

Trey Autry, a 6-foot-3 point guard/shooting guard, attends the Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. In AAU events, he suits up for the Albany City Rocks in Nike’s EYBL league.

When college coaches, recruiting analysts, scouts and others were allowed to watch high-school prospects in person last month during two NCAA live periods, experts say that Autry was a big-time stand-out for the Albany City Rocks.

17U EYBL Session 2 Standouts
Trey Green (Mokan)
Reid Ducharme (BABC)
TJ Power (BABC)
Majok Chuol (SFG)
Mikey Price (SFG)
Desmond White (Brad Beal Elite)
Justin Edwards (Team Final)
Trey Autry (City Rocks)@madehoops @NikeEYB
— Tony McNiff (@TonyMcNiff2) April 25, 2022

Autry, a member of the 2023 class, already has around 11 offers from a range of college teams. And I absolutely could envision his offer sheet growing, and rather quickly.

‎Locked On Syracuse - Daily Podcast On Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball: Syracuse Football Renews a Rivalry with Penn State and Syracuse Basketball's Class of 2022 Superlatives Continue on Apple Podcasts (; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Syracuse football announced a home and home with Penn State, one of the most historic rivals in program history. Brad Klein explains what that means for SU. Plus, he dips his toes in the ongoing trend of picking the program's best starting five, but takes Melo out of the equation with his own little spin on it. Finally, who is the biggest flirt of the Class of 2022 as the superlative segment continues.



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Palace Theatre owner proposes luxury apartments in old Eastwood school (PS; $; Moriarty)

The owner of the iconic Palace Theatre in Eastwood is proposing to build luxury apartments in a nearby former school where many classrooms -- blackboards and all -- remain intact almost 60 years after it closed.

Stephen Skinner said has a deal to buy the former William Howard Taft School at 3020 James St. from its current occupant, American Legion Post 1276. The post plans to move six blocks east to the former Friendly’s restaurant, a smaller building more suitable to its needs, he said.

Skinner is seeking the city’s permission to build 29 luxury apartments in the old school, which was built at the corner of James Street and Nichols Avenue in 1907, when Eastwood was a village. The city of Syracuse annexed the village in 1926.

The one- and two-bedroom apartments will feature granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Skinner said he hopes to preserve as much of the old classrooms as possible, including their hardwood floors, blackboards and tin ceilings, much of which are still in place.

Rents will be in the $1,200 to $1,800 range, he said.

“These are going to be upper-end apartments,” he said. “This was a perfect opportunity where we have an organization that needs to find a new home and on top of that, we have a community that needs beautiful housing.”

High-end apartments have been all the rage downtown, but Skinner believes there’s a demand for them in Eastwood, too.


Build a dorm, burn the locker rm. upgrade the dome
Aug 26, 2011
What is the holdup with Trey given that we offered his teamate Owens? Bundle up the package.

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