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Welcome to International Chocolate Day!

International Chocolate Day celebrates chocolate, the sweet treat that is made from the cocoa bean. The National Confectioners Association lists the day as being celebrated on September 13, which fittingly happens to be the birthday of Milton S. Hershey, the founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company.

Chocolate comes from a bean called Theobroma cacao. The word "chocolate" itself comes from the Spanish, and it stems from the Aztec word xocolatl, which means "bitter water". The Aztecs pounded the cacao beans and drank them without adding any sugar, and they thought the beans came from the gods. Indeed, Theobroma means "food of the gods". Cocoa beans are about 50% "cocoa butter" and 50% "chocolate liquor". Hernando Cortés brought cocoa beans back to Spain, and a chocolate drink that included sugar became popular right away. The word "chocolate" first appeared in print, in England, in 1604.


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Fielder schedules visit: What his coach has to say about SU basketball recruit (PS; $; Waters)


Drew Fielder, a 6-foot-11 forward in the 2023 class, has scheduled an official visit to Syracuse for the weekend of Sept. 23-25, according to his high school coach.

Fielder, a native of Boise, Idaho, currently attends Southern California Academy, a basketball prep powerhouse in Northridge, California.

SCA coach Julius Von Hanzlik confirmed Fielder’s upcoming visit to Syracuse. Fielder recently took an official visit to USC and is scheduled to visit Providence this weekend. Boston College, Miami, TCU, Iowa and Nebraska are among the many other schools involved with Fielder.

Fielder is ranked No. 111 in the ‘23 class by 247Sports.com, but his profile has been on the rise throughout the summer.

Von Hanzlik broke down Fielder’s game, Syracuse’s recruitment and the background check he did on the SU program:
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Syracuse men’s basketball: who will break out for the Orange? (TNIAAM; Chiappone)

Can the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team have a bounce-back year? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Orange are set to begin their season shortly.

On the one hand, although MBB underwhelmed relative to their 2020-2021 season, the team did have a competitive season. In the ACC Tournament, Syracuse dominated Florida State before falling just short against Duke. In a competitive conference, the Orange played close games against Miami (twice), North Carolina, and Virginia. Against the ACC last season, Syracuse finished in the middle of the pack (9-11 versus the ACC; 9th in the conference).

However, the Orange also disappointed after their Sweet Sixteen run two seasons ago. SU finished with a losing record for the first time with Jim Boeheim as the coach. Syracuse finished 14th in the country in points scored per game, but ranked as one of the worst defenses in the NCAA. Frustrating for everyone was the fact that the team ended up blowing big leads to Miami and North Carolina when they had opportunities to play themselves back into post-season discussion.

Heading into this season, Syracuse will have big shoes to fill throughout the roster. Buddy Boeheim, Jimmy Boeheim, and Cole Swider are all gone. Just three seniors remain on the roster: Joe Girard III, Jesse Edwards, and Symir Torrence.
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Syracuse basketball continues to pursue 5-star guard, No. 1 overall player (itlh; Adler)

With the fall recruiting period underway, Syracuse basketball coaches and their peers around the country can visit high-school prospects off-campus, and that could include in-home visits or open gyms.

According to tweets from numerous recruiting analysts and journalists, the Orange will be among those teams at upcoming open gyms to watch 2024 five-star guard Ian Jackson from New York City.

The 6-foot-6 Jackson, who was offered a scholarship by the Cuse this past April, is ranked the No. 2 national prospect in his class by several recruiting services, although at the time of this writing had him installed as the No. 1 player nationwide in the junior cycle.

After capturing national honors as a sophomore at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y., and leading this top-10 squad to a state title, Jackson is poised to have a monstrous junior term.

In grassroots basketball, Jackson is a member of the Bronx, N.Y.-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas league, and not too long ago, he was on the USA Basketball U17 national team roster that won the gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Cup in Málaga, Spain.

Syracuse basketball faces intense competition for five-star guard Ian Jackson.

In recent days, college basketball insider Adam Zagoria, Pro Insight director of scouting Andrew Slater and Stockrisers.com founder Jake Weingarten all tweeted out that the Orange is expected to watch Jackson during upcoming open gyms at Cardinal Hayes.
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Mike Williams

Will Syracuse Cash in on This 4-Star Recruit? – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (orangefizz.net; Ezeir)

In the midst of a September slate that features Syracuse Football starting 2-0 for the first time since 2018, and a chance to make it 4-0 with Purdue and Virginia heading to the Dome on back-to-back weekends, the focus is most likely shifted off of Jim Boeheim’s recruitment trail. But let’s not overlook it, because at this time last year, many were etching the 2022 class as the best Boeheim has ever had, while shoving football in the rear view mirror. All of this is to say that us here at the Fizz aren’t closing up shop on possible 2023 hoops commits, especially with a big time recruit on his way to Central New York in the coming days. That’s four-star guard Mike Williams.

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With guards Joe Girard and Symir Torrence taking part in their senior years in a couple months, it’s pivotal that the Orange keep an eye out for potent playmakers in the class of 2023. Luckily for SU, the lore of Syracuse has enough proof of guard success to gravitate a big time recruit to the snowy confines of CNY. That coupled with a few players soon on their merry way means an influx of open playing time. That’s where Williams fits into the picture.

After SU lost out on Reid Ducharme, Dior Johnson, and other formidable perimeter players, landing a highly-skilled, dual-threat ball handler is the exact remedy this 2023 recruiting class needs.

Williams is in his senior year at the Bishop Walsh School, a prep school that offers high level academics and athletics in the state of Maryland. The reason the 6’2 guard’s school matters is the competition it schedules. Bishop Walsh has featured on ESPN and in showcases, which takes away ample amounts of pressure when transitioning to the college game. Plus, Williams is a late bloomer, leapfrogging nearly 90 spots in the last two months into 247 Sports’ top 100 players in the class of 2023 (#96). This is a testament to the Maryland native’s ability to adapt and grow with time and reps, a keystone to successful three- to four-year weapons at Syracuse.

Now a deeper dive into his skill level. Williams plays with nimble feet and ferocious fight. The shooting guard fights on every play, developing a crisp pull up jumper to complement his speed to the hoop and fast decision making at the rim. This bodes well in tight game situations as well as transition opportunities that’ll need to turn into points in a conference as stout as the ACC. The four-star plays low to the ground and true to his height, which makes him a threat on both ends of the ball, reading passes and when on offense, how the defense is shifting. If all of this lingo is confusing, Williams plays both ends of the ball really well and has a great basketball IQ in regard to the lack of second guessing instilled in his game.
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Developer Grazi Zazzara Jr. is making plans for a mixed-use development with apartments and commercial space at the former Syracuse Lighting Co. building at 311 Genant Drive in Syracuse. The building was construction in 1911. (Rick Moriarty | rmoriarty@syracuse.com)

Long-vacant, historic building overlooking I-81 in Syracuse to get new life (PS; $; Moriarty)

The developer of two downtown Syracuse buildings — Icon Tower and Corbett Corner — is making plans for a mixed-use development at a historic but long-vacant building once slated for a microbrewery.

Grazi Zazzara Jr., president of The Icon Cos., said he has acquired the former Syracuse Lighting Co. building at 311 Genant Drive from hotelier Norm Swanson. It’s the red brick building overlooking Interstate 81, a block south of the Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant.

Swanson announced plans in 2016 for a $6.6 million development on the site that would include a microbrewery, a beer garden-style restaurant and a tasting room featuring New York-made beers, wines and foods.

The project, which Swanson named Light Works, also was to include the construction of four apartments and 5,000 to 10,0000 square feet of office space.

But Swanson canceled the project in 2017 because of concerns about how the state’s plans for rebuilding portions of Interstate 81 would impact it.

The state Department of Transportation intends to demolish the elevated section of the highway through downtown Syracuse and replace it with a ground-level community grid. As part of the project, the part of the highway that goes past the former Syracuse Lighting Co. building will be widened and straightened.

The work will not mean the demolition of the building. However, Swanson said he was concerned it would force him to change the timing and design of his project, including moving the building’s front entrance to North Clinton Street.

Zazzara said he is still developing his plans for the building but is looking at doing a mixed-use development with apartments and commercial space.
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