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

How often have you reached into your sock drawer or laundry basket, perplexed to find one sock, but not the one that matches it? Chances are that you have held onto your lone socks, with hopes that someday their matches would return. Lost Sock Memorial Day is for looking for those lost socks one last time, honoring them, and then letting go by throwing away or putting to another use those unpaired socks that have been lingering in your sock drawer.

How to Observe Lost Sock Memorial Day

Celebrate the day by trying to pair up any of your solitary socks. If you can't find those that are missing after a good amount of searching, accept that they are lost forever and move on with your life. Perhaps you could have a moment of silence for them, and then remove the unpaired socks from your drawer. You could just throw them away, but you could use a few of them to make sock monkeys or sock puppets. You could also use your socks for rags.

SU News

Inside Syracuse Basketball: Rob McClanaghan with Mike Waters (; video; Waters)

Former Syracuse basketball walk-on Rob McClanaghan, who has become a renowned trainer to NBA stars like Kevin Durant and Steph Curry, seemed to have it all. A glamorous career, a wife and two kids. His suicide attempt in 2019 shocked his friends and colleagues. Rob is now talking about mental health. He recently visited Syracuse University where he gave a presentation to SU athletes on emotional well-being. He joined the podcast to talk about his own struggles and what advice he has for those who are struggling. (; Wiseman)

As the college sports landscape shook to its foundation core around him, Jon Scheyer attracted the nation’s No.1 recruiting haul in the Class of 2022 to Duke and he’s well on his way to another top class for next year.

The Blue Devils new basketball coach did so even as Duke, like every school around the country, grappled with revolutionary shifts in the NCAA’s guidelines.

Spawned by action from state legislatures and the federal courts, college athletes are now allowed to profit off their name, image and likeness (NIL) via third-party marketing deals and have access to educational-based payments approaching $6,000 a year from schools.

It’s up to each school to set their own policies for these new opportunities, which means coaches like Scheyer and his staff receive questions from recruits and their families that weren’t on their minds even one year ago.

Still, Duke pushes something that predates all the changes.

“Part of the reason you come to Duke, and the biggest thing is, there’s no bigger stage than Duke basketball,” Scheyer said. “There just isn’t. The opportunity to do it on this stage, you can’t simulate that. Now we do need to continue to push to put our players in a position to profit off of that, where they can, or what their value is. But that stage, you can’t simulate that.”

A world-renowned education and having every men’s basketball game televised nationally are certainly strong selling points. But, the fact is, Duke is still coming to grips with both NIL and the educational payments that are now allowed via the Supreme Court’s decision in NCAA v. Alston last June.

According to research by ESPN, only 22 of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision schools took advantage of the Alston ruling with plans to pay their athletes $5,980 per year for academic achievement. Just three are ACC schools – North Carolina, Clemson and Miami.


Duke established an educational rights working group last year to address how it should proceed with Alston payments. While examining the legal decisions and federal and state policies, the group’s meetings included conversations with coaches and athletes as well as Duke Provost Sally Kornbluth.

“The Working Group has focused on identifying principles that might guide a plan with the goal of presenting several options to President (Vince) Price by the end of the semester,” according to a report Linda Franzoni, Duke’s Athletics Council chair, submitted to the school’s Academic Council on April 18.

At its final spring semester meeting last Thursday, the Academic Council voted to accept that report as the working group. While not at a resolution, it continued progressing toward one.

Unlike the Alston payments, Duke has a written interim policy in place for NIL matters. Enacted after NIL compensation became allowable under NCAA rules on July 1, the policy allows Duke athletes to profit from being a social media influencer — making personal appearances to promote a product or services, or appearing in advertisements.

To avoid any pay-for-play situations, the policy states athletes cannot “be provided or offered compensation contingent on initial or continued enrollment at Duke.”

It also doesn’t allow athletes to “be compensated contingent upon a specific athletic performance or achievement.” The policy allowed Duke basketball star Paolo Banchero to sign a deal that made him the first college player to appear in the NBA2K video game series. Wendell Moore, another starting player who helped the Blue Devils reach the Final Four last month, profited from his marketing agreement with Bojangles.


But, unlike some schools around the country, Duke has yet to form a collective of its boosters for NIL purposes. That puts the school behind its ACC rivals.

Clemson formed TigerImpact, whose stated goal is to “provide student athletes with the opportunity to further develop themselves as part of their education while at Clemson and serve others by providing much needed support to community charities.”

Florida State has multiple collectives, including Micconope 1851, which states it “will assist athletes in NIL earning opportunities” with a mission to “go beyond that to help the athletes access successful alumni who can provide educational resources.”

North Carolina has the football-centric Heels4Life, which matches athletes with alumni for NIL opportunities. The athletic department as a whole teamed up with The Brandr Group last summer on a group licensing program for Tar Heel athletes.


New Syracuse basketball recruiting target absolutely blowing up with offers (itlh; Adler)

Syracuse basketball only offered a scholarship to fast-rising 2023 prospect Kaden Cooper in the last few weeks, so I haven’t been tracking his recruiting process for that long.

But let me tell you, this sizzling high-school player in the junior class is one of the hottest names in 2023, and the Orange coaching staff will have its hands full if it hopes to win out for the three-star guard/small forward from Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-6 Cooper, an athletic and explosive-scoring guard/small forward, was one of the best all-around performers during the NCAA live periods last month on the AAU circuit.

While it appears that most recruiting services presently rate him as a three-star player in the 2023 cycle, I feel confident in saying that this going to change, and rather quickly.

Syracuse basketball faces an uphill climb for three-star wing Kaden Cooper.


Syracuse Basketball: Experts view 5-star recruit as future NBA lottery pick (itlh; Adler)

Ever since word broke on social media that the Syracuse basketball coaching staff was reportedly showing some level of interest in 2024 five-star guard Trentyn Flowers, I’ve been keeping tabs on his recruiting process as well as what experts are saying about his overall game.

In the last week or two, I’ve come across numerous articles and comments from national analysts and scouts that speak to the 6-foot-8 Flowers having all kinds of potential and promise as a future player in the NBA.

This is logical, considering that he’s a consensus top-25 prospect in this class, with some recruiting Web sites placing Flowers in the top-10 nationwide within the 2024 cycle.

Some experts have noted of late that Flowers, a sophomore at the Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Calif., is a significant contender for the No. 1 overall ranking in his class.

Syracuse basketball would likely be a long shot to ultimately land five-star Trentyn Flowers.

Flowers, who has been running this spring on the AAU circuit with the Maryland-based Team Durant in Nike’s EYBL league, has a boatload of scholarship offers and interest from a range of blue-blood programs and other recruiting heavyweights in the sport of college basketball.

Syracuse basketball doesn’t appear to be contender for 4-star, top-10 PG (itlh; Adler)

A recent media report says that while he remains open to other college squads, there are five teams currently recruiting 2023 four-star point guard Aden Holloway the hardest, and Syracuse basketball isn’t one of them.

This isn’t all that surprising. I’ve come across a handful of reports and comments from national recruiting analysts in recent months that suggested, at least to me, that the Orange hadn’t emerged as a significant contender for the 6-foot-1 Holloway, who was magnificent as a junior during the 2021-22 term for the powerhouse La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind.

Multiple recruiting services place Holloway within the top-50 nationally in the 2023 cycle, and he’s also deemed to be a top-10 point guard in this class by several recruiting services.

In 2021-22, Holloway was named the 6th man of the year in the prestigious National Interscholastic Basketball Conference, of which the La Lumiere School is a member.

Syracuse basketball was one of the first teams to offer four-star Aden Holloway.

According to the Verbal Commits Web site, the Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to Holloway in July of 2019, and I believe it was the first high-major offer that he received.

Per his Twitter page and recruiting services, his other offers include from Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona State, Creighton, LSU, Cincinnati, Auburn, Wichita State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and Winthrop.

Reports say that he has taken recent official visits to at least three college campuses of late, and they are Auburn, Wake Forest and Tennessee.

‎Locked On Syracuse - Daily Podcast On Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball: Syracuse Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Contradicts Himself and Buddy Boeheim is Making NBA Strides on Apple Podcasts (;podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim may have twisted the truth the last time he addressed the center void in the wake of Frank Anselem's transfer to Georgia. Plus, Brad Klein talks about Buddy Boeheim's invite to NBA G League Elite Camp. Syracuse football legend Donovan McNabb offers his insight on the rebuilt.

2022-23 Men’s College Basketball Early Season Tournaments and Exempt Multi-Team Events (MTEs) (; Dobbertean)

* = pending realignment for 2022-23

Exempt Multiple-Team Events (MTEs)

Legends Classic

Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Participants: Arizona State (Pac-12), Michigan (Big Ten), Pittsburgh (ACC), VCU (Atlantic 10)

Myrtle Beach Invitational

Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, November 17, 18, and 20: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Murray State via Twitter)

Participants: Boise State (Mountain West), Charlotte (Conference USA), Colorado (Pac-12), Loyola Chicago (Atlantic 10*), Murray State (Missouri Valley*), Texas A&M (SEC), Tulsa (American), UMass (Atlantic 10)

Shriners Hospitals Charleston Classic

Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, November 17, 18, and 20: Charleston, S.C.

Participants: College of Charleston (Colonial, host), Colorado State (Mountain West), Davidson (Atlantic 10), Furman (Southern), Old Dominion (Sun Belt*), Penn State (Big Ten), South Carolina (SEC), Virginia Tech (ACC)

U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

Friday–Monday, November 18–21: Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I.

Participants: Belmont (Missouri Valley*), Boston College (ACC), Buffalo (Mid-American), Drake (Missouri Valley), George Mason (Atlantic 10), Howard (Mid-Eastern Athletic), Tarleton State (WAC), Wyoming (Mountain West)

Roman Main Event

Friday and Sunday, November 18 and 20: Las Vegas

Participants: Baylor (Big 12), Illinois (Big Ten), UCLA (Pac-12), Virginia (ACC)

Hall of Fame Tip-Off

Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20: Uncasville, Conn. (Jon Rothstein, College Hoops Today)

Participants: Maryland (Big Ten), Miami (Fla.) (ACC), Providence (Big East), Saint Louis (Atlantic 10)

Sunshine Slam

Monday and Tuesday, November 21 and 22: Daytona Beach, Fla.

Beach Bracket Participants: Georgia (SEC), Saint Joseph’s (Atlantic 10), South Florida (American), UAB (Conference USA)

Ocean Bracket Participants: Austin Peay (ASUN*), Bucknell (Patriot League), Presbyterian (Big South), UAlbany (America East)

On-Campus Games

Bucknell at Georgia (Jon Rothstein via Twitter)

Cayman Islands Classic

Monday–Wednesday, November 21–23: George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Participants: Akron (Mid-American), Illinois State (Missouri Valley), Kansas State (Big 12), LSU (SEC), Nevada (Mountain West), Rhode Island (Atlantic 10), Tulane (American), Western Kentucky (Conference USA)


Doctor Strange 2

This image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in a scene from "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." (Marvel Studios via AP)

‘Doctor Strange 2’ conjures up $185M for biggest opening of 2022 (PS; AP)

The summer movie season is off to a blockbuster start thanks to “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.” The superhero extravaganza grossed an estimated $185 million in ticket sales in its first weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters, the Walt Disney Co. said Sunday.

Not only did it more than double the opening of the first “Doctor Strange,” which opened to $85 million in 2016, it’s also the biggest opener of the year, ahead of “The Batman’s” $134 million; the second biggest of the pandemic, behind “Spider-Man: Far From Home’s” $260.1 million; and the sixth biggest of all time globally.

Internationally, it’s doing even better with an estimated $265 million since opening Wednesday. In total, “Doctor Strange 2″ has already made $450 million.

Spider-Man is at least partially to thank for the massive debut. Benedict Cumberbatch’s powerful sorcerer appeared prominently in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which has become the third biggest movie of all time since opening in December. “Doctor Strange 2″ picks up several months after the events of “No Way Home,” and brings in Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, who became even more popular thanks to the recent Disney+ series “WandaVision.”

The film also has a gigantic footprint. It’s playing in 4,534 theaters in the U.S. and Canada alone, which according to Disney is the seventh widest opening ever. Premium format screens, including IMAX and 3D, accounted for 36% of the overall box office.


Graphics Wizard
Aug 3, 2019

When you lose 1/2 of a pair of socks in the dryer; where do they go? To the alternate-sock universe!​


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