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Co 2020-21 Iggy Award Winner MPG (special again)
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Today we celebrate ice cream sandwiches in all their forms and flavors! They first appeared in the late 1890s in New York City, being sold by street vendors for a penny. They consisted of a thin quarter-inch layer of ice cream between two thin graham wafers. Shortly thereafter, by at least 1905, they were being sold on the beaches of Atlantic City for the same price.

There are many ice cream sandwich variations in the United States and around the world. The most common is made of a vanilla ice cream slab between two thin chocolate cookie layers that resemble a chocolate cake. The "It's It" ice cream sandwich originated in San Francisco in 1928 at the Playland-at-the-Beach amusement park, being invented by owner George Whitney. It consists of vanilla ice cream between two oatmeal cookies, which are covered with chocolate and frozen. They are still being sold today. Chipwich sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies were popular in the 1980s, and after a handful of years of being out of production, they returned in 2018.

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College Hoops Outlet Projects SU’s Starting Five, Predicts A Middling Squad – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (; Bainbridge)

The calendar has officially flipped over to August, and that means a few things for Syracuse men’s basketball. The first is that we’re way past the threshold for any kind of recruiting splashes akin to last year’s Class of ‘22 bonanza. Another is that we’re that much closer from the Orange retaking the court – for better or for worse.

Last year’s Syracuse team doesn’t necessarily require a recap, but as we venture onto the next season of Orange hoops, it’s worth remembering how ‘Cuse ended its year. The 2021-22 SU squad was Jim Boeheim’s first-ever losing bunch – they were defensively porous, inconsistent, and almost immediately forgettable. Now minus Buddy Boeheim, this year’s group has stirred unrest among an Orange nation accustomed to winners.

With the season still a good three months away, it’s a tad premature to try to predict who the Orange are going to trot out onto the court. In a now often-referenced interview conducted late last season, Boeheim said he expects multiple freshmen, perhaps simultaneously, to log starts for the 2022-23 Orange. It would be a radical shift for Boeheim’s usual tactic of staggering freshman minutes, but this year’s roster construction may dictate that SU’s head man gets creative.

On that front, at least one outlet – Jon Rothstein’s College Hoops Today – hasn’t shied away from predicting who the Orange will thrust out onto the hardwood on November 7th against Lehigh.

In Rothstein’s recent ACC-wide breakdown, he tabs Syracuse as the 8th best squad in a 15-team ACC, slotted in between Virginia Tech at No. 7 and Clemson at No. 9. The predicted starting five for SU breaks down as follows:

  • G Judah Mintz
  • G Joe Girard
  • G Symir Torrence
  • F Benny Williams
  • C Jesse Edwards

Syracuse men’s basketball 2023 prospects heating up (TNIAAM; Wall)

Even though the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball 2022 season is a couple of months from starting the 2023 recruiting cycle is in full swing. Last week Syracuse got some good news when one of their top targets JP Estrella cancelled a visit to Duke. Estrella is a 6’11 center from Maine who has been rising this summer. He had been looking as a Duke lean but with the Blue Devils looking at other targets, Estrella decided not to take a visit to Durham.

Estrella is now schedule to take an official visit to Syracuse this week, the last of his four visits this summer. He’s been to Iowa, Marquette and Tennessee and if this turns out to be Jesse Edwards’ last season, Estrella could step right into a major role in 2023.

Top-20 JP Estrella recaps Iowa visit; talks upcoming Syracuse official

READ | Top-20 JP Estrella recaps Iowa visit; talks Syracuse
— Jamie Shaw (@JamieShaw5) July 31, 2022
This season Estrella is off to Brewster Prep alongside another major Syracuse target, Reid Ducharme. Ducharme is a 6’4 wing from Boston who has taken visits to Syracuse, Xavier and Penn State but his recent performances are likely to garner more attention.

Nike EYBL Peach Jam: PIT 1st Team

Reid Ducharme // BABC (MA)

STATS: 21.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.4 SPG

READ Nike EYBL Peach Jam: PIT All-Circuit Teams @RDucharme23 @thebabc @BrewsterHoops
— The Circuit (@TheCircuit) July 29, 2022

Syracuse has a strong track record with landing Brewster players. Former Orange CJ Fair, Buddy Boeheim, CJ McCullough and Ron Patterson all spent time at the New Hampshire prep school. After a six-player class in 2022, we expect a small group in 2023 but these two teammates could help the Orange in case Edwards, Joe Girard and Symir Torrence pass on their fifth year.

Syracuse Basketball: Opportunity to seal deal with 4-star big man on visit (itlh; Adler)

Syracuse basketball 2023 high-priority target Joseph Estrella just finished up an official visit to Iowa, and according to several media reports, that trip went quite well.

Iowa coaches have been prioritizing the talented four-star big man for a while now, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Estrella’s two ultimate finalists ended up being the Hawkeyes and the ‘Cuse, which in August of 2021 was the first school to offer the fast-rising 6-foot-11 power forward/center.

To me, Iowa poses a significant threat to the Orange’s chances in Estrella’s recruitment. The Hawkeyes are a solid squad out of the rugged Big Ten Conference, and in recent seasons, Iowa certainly has done a fabulous job of developing big men.

Based on a variety of recent reports, including one from college basketball insider Adam Zagoria, Estrella’s possible options at present seem to center on Syracuse basketball, Iowa, Tennessee, Kansas and Gonzaga, which I don’t believe has offered a scholarship to Estrella (at least not yet).

Syracuse basketball has a huge opportunity to wow four-star Joseph Estrella on his CNY visit.

Beginning on August 4, Estrella is expected to take an official visit to the Hill. He’s already officially visited Marquette, Tennessee and, most recently, Iowa.

Elite 2024 Prospect Donnie Freeman Updates His Recruitment After Peach Jam (SI; Kelly)

Peach Jam has been one of the premier events in AAU basketball for over two decades. The best teams in the Nike EYBL head to North Augusta, South Carolina to showcase their talent and compete for the Peach Jam title.

2024 Forward Donnie Freeman was one of the elite players competing in Peach Jam from July 17-24. Freeman is a part of Team Takeover, an elite AAU team that won Peach Jam most recently in 2018.

Freeman has been playing for Team Takeover since eighth grade.

“With the talent I’m playing with everyday in practice and the high level coaching staff, you’re getting pushed everyday in practice, they’re not going to give you any shortcuts,” Freeman said about Team Takeover. “They’re going to challenge you and see if you can play at a high level every time you step on the floor. That has been really beneficial to me and my development.”

Team Takeover made it to the finals of Peach Jam but lost to Mokan Elite. Freeman said he played decent but feels there are things he could have done better.

“The overall experience was unreal,” Freeman said. “Almost every high major college coach in the country was there on the sideline. Everybody was fired up: Friends, family, fans and it was on ESPN. It was a really fun experience for me.”

The top 30 prospect said his recruitment and the schools involved didn’t change after the bright lights of Peach Jam.

Born in the Bahamas, Freeman moved to Washington D.C. when he was six and has been in the DMV basketball scene ever since.

“Growing up in the DMV, on the basketball side it’s like no other place,” Freeman said. “I learned growing up every night is going to be a good game, everybody’s going to give you your best shot. The DMV is a basketball powerhouse. I learned every night you have to bring your A game or it’s going to be a long night.”

Syracuse Basketball: Skyrocketing four-star wing is now down to 10 suitors (itlh; Adler)

Kaden Cooper, a fast-rising wing in the 2023 class who landed a Syracuse basketball scholarship offer this spring, has trimmed his list of contenders still in the running to 10 teams.

Unfortunately, the Orange didn’t make the cut for the 6-foot-6 guard/small forward, who has proven one of the best all-around performers in grassroots basketball over the past several months.

Per media reports, including one from On3 national analyst Joe Tipton, the top 10 for Cooper are Gonzaga, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, LSU, Kansas State, Kansas, Texas, Alabama, Memphis and Georgia Tech.

Throughout his recruiting process, the four-star Cooper has landed more than 30 offers. ‘Cuse coaches offered a scholarship to him at the end of April.

Syracuse basketball is out of the running for four-star wing Kaden Cooper.

Cooper, who hails from Oklahoma, goes to The Skill Factory in Atlanta. On the AAU circuit, he runs with the Oklahoma-based Team Trae Young in the Adidas league.

Among others, Cooper has received offers from Gonzaga, UCLA, Alabama, Iowa, Connecticut, Missouri, Houston, Pittsburgh, TCU, Mississippi State, Xavier, Kansas, Illinois, Texas, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, Creighton, LSU, Wake Forest, Oklahoma, St. John’s, Rutgers, DePaul, Memphis and Oklahoma State.

Syracuse basketball has interest in soaring guard who crushed Peach Jam (itlh; Adler)

According to the 247Sports Web site, Syracuse basketball is among a variety of teams showing interest in underrated but fast-rising 2024 guard Jalil Bethea out of the Philadelphia area.

The 6-foot-4 Bethea is listed on recruiting Web sites as either a point guard or a combo guard. He is a rising junior at Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in Warminster, Pa.

On the AAU circuit, Bethea suits up for the Philadelphia-based Team Final in Nike’s EYBL league, and Team Final is one of the premier programs nationwide in grassroots basketball.

Bethea is AAU teammates with 2024 four-star point guard Robert Wright III, who received a scholarship offer from the Orange in March. The 6-foot-1 Wright goes to Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia.

Syracuse basketball has interest in a talented 2024 guard from Philly.

30 Minutes In Orange Nation 7-29 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Steve and Paulie start the show by discussing Aaron Judge’s walk off home run. Later, they are joined by Jamie Shaw of On3 Recruits for an update on JP Estrella and are joined by Jordan for buy or sell to inform the guys on Ric Flair’s return to the ring.


Craig Jones/Getty Images

The greatest players in Syracuse basketball history (; Mezydio)

Syracuse has won just one NCAA national championship, but the program is one of the most storied in college basketball history. The Orange have played for three NCAA national titles, all under legendary coach Jim Boeheim, and been to the Final Four on six occasions.
The program has also produced some of the best players in the history of the college game. Here are 20 of the best — listed in chronological order. (School records accurate as of the start of the 2021-22 season.)

1 of 20

Lew Castle, Center (1912-14)

We're going back to the early days of Syracuse basketball. Castle was the school's first two-time All-American. According to Syracuse basketball lore, Castle totaled 155 points — for an average of 12.9 — during the school's 12-0 season of 1913-14. The casual fan of Syracuse basketball likely has never heard of Castle, but at the time, there weren't many in the game better than he was. Castle helped lay the early foundation for one of the most storied programs in college hoops history.

2 of 20

Vic Hanson, Forward (1925-27)

One of the most versatile athletes in the history of college sports, Hanson has the distinction of being the only athlete to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a three-time All-American who averaged roughly 14 points per contest during his three seasons playing basketball at Syracuse. Hanson helped the program win a national title in 1926, as recognized by the Helms Athletic Foundation, which chose the national champion at the time.

3 of 20

Billy Gabor, Guard (1942-1943; 1946-48)

Billy Gabor, Guard (1942-1943; 1946-48)


Amid his time starring on the basketball court at Syracuse, Gabor was a member of the United States Army. When he returned from his service duties, Gabor led the Orange varsity team in scoring three consecutive years — highlighted by averaging 16.3 points during the 1946-47 campaign. Gabor was the first player to score 1,000 points in his Syracuse career.

MBB: Multi-Trophy Club (RX; HM)

MBB: Multi-Trophy Club

Sticking to the prevailing theme of 80% football / 20% basketball...

Rinse and repeat! Retweet if your team has multiple nattys!
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) July 19, 2022
Actually, here's the complete list of teams with multiple championships in men's basketball (with those since 2000 in bold):
TeamWinsYears won
UCLA111964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
Kentucky81948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
North Carolina61957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017
Duke51991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015
Indiana51940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987
Connecticut41999, 2004, 2011, 2014
Kansas41952, 1988, 2008, 2022
Villanova31985, 2016, 2018
Louisville21980, 1986, 2013
Cincinnati21961, 1962
Florida22006, 2007
Michigan State21979, 2000
NC State21974, 1983
Oklahoma State21945, 1946
San Francisco21955, 1956

Several conferences have two teams with multiple March Madness trophies, and the Big XII is soon to have three teams, but the ACC is the only one with four multi-championship men's basketball programs.




Habiba Boru is opening her Habiba's Ethiopian Kitchen at downtown Syracuse's Salt City Market in September. (Photo courtesy of Salt City Market)

Salt City Market adds noted Ethiopian kitchen to its food hall lineup (PS; Cazentre)

Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen will be the newest vendor, and the first replacement stall, at downtown Syracuse’s Salt City Market food hall.

Habiba’s is not new to Syracuse: Owner Habiba Boru opened a standalone restaurant featuring her East African cuisine at 656 N. Salina St. in 2018. Boru has closed that location soon as she makes the transition to the market at 484 S. Salina St.

Habiba’s will take the space in the Salt City Market recently vacated by Pie’s The Limit, an original vendor stall that is moving to its own standalone location. The space is between Erma’s Island (Jamaican cuisine) and the Syracuse Cooperative Market.

Habiba’s is expected to open in the market in early September.

Boru came to Syracuse as a refugee in 2000. She learned to cook while watching her mother prepare meals when they lived in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Habiba’s menu has included traditional Ethiopian foods, such as spicy wats, or stews, and vegetable dishes such as gomen (collard greens) and atakilt wat (a mix of potatoes and vegetables). It also features Injera, a sourdough flatbread.

According to a news release from the Salt City Market, Boru is leaving her North Side location after dealing with the challenges of the Covid pandemic and struggling with deteriorating conditions in the building she occupied.

“I love the North Side, I will always love the Northside because my restaurant got its start there,” Boru said in the news release. “But I’m also really excited to take the next step into a new journey and be a part of something as unique as the Salt City Market.”


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