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

National Coffee Day celebrates coffee, the drink made from the roasted and ground beans of the coffee plant. Coffee beans originated in Ethiopia, and arabica beans are the main species, which now are grown throughout the "coffee belt", an area between the latitudes of 25 degrees North and 30 degrees South. Seventy-five percent of the world's coffee bean production is arabica. Most of the other coffee beans are robusta beans, or "Congo coffee" beans, which are more robust.

There are different legends as to how and when the drink was first brewed. One story claims that a 6th century goatherd from Kaffa named Kaldi saw that his goats were more lively after eating coffee beans. A monk named Mullah apparently noticed this and brewed the beverage and spread word of it around the region. Another story from the 15th century claims that a 9th century mufti—a Muslim legal expert—of Aden was the first to make the drink, and it became popular in Middle Eastern courts afterwards.

SU News

Which ACC basketball coaches will be on the hot seat? (Mike’s Mailbox) (PS; $; Waters)

With the start of the college basketball season just over a month away, activity at Mike’s Mailbox is heating up. The question is which coaching seats will be heating up once the season gets underway?

I take a look at which ACC coaches will be on the hot seat this season, plus several other questions in this week’s Mailbox.

If you have any college basketball-related questions, please email to

Q: I was curious which ACC coaches might be on the hot seat this coming season?


The ACC enters this season with more coaches on the proverbial hot seat than any year I can remember.

I would say that North Carolina State’s Kevin Keatts and Pittsburgh’s Jeff Capel definitely need to have good years, or at least show improvement, in order to remain in their positions.


Syracuse Orange guard Joseph Girard III (11) with a three point attempt. The Syracuse Orange take on North Carolina State in Raleigh N.C. Feb 2, 2022. . Dennis Nett |

ACC sets tipoff times and TV networks for Syracuse basketball (PS; Waters)

The ACC released its full 2022-23 basketball schedule on Wednesday, providing fans with a complete look at tipoff times and television networks for almost every game this coming season.

The Syracuse Orange will appear on ESPN at least three and possibly five times. The Orange will make at least 11 appearances on ESPN’s family of networks, including ESPN2 and ESPNU. The ACC Network will air at least 12 of Syracuse’s games.

The schedule’s highlights include a game against North Carolina on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the JMA Wireless Dome. That game will start at 9 p.m. and air on ESPN. Duke’s visit to the Dome on Saturday, Feb. 18, will be televised on ESPN at 6 p.m.

Syracuse’s home game against Georgetown on Saturday, Dec. 10 will start at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.

The only games missing start times and TV info are Syracuse’s last two regular season games against Georgia Tech and Wake Forest at the JMA Wireless Dome.

Here is a look at SU’s complete 2022-23 schedule:

Oct. 25 Tues. INDIANA Pa. (exhibition) TBA
Nov. 1 Tues. SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE (exhibition) TBA
Nov. 7 Mon. LEHIGH 8 p.m. ACC Network Extra
Nov. 15 Tues. COLGATE 7 p.m. RSN

Syracuse Basketball: Orange has big-time battle in ACC-Big Ten Challenge (itlh; Adler)

Syracuse basketball will travel to Illinois a few days after the Thanksgiving holiday in late November for this season’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and this intriguing non-conference clash will feature two teams with lots of Orange in their respective fan bases.

On paper, I believe that this game will prove the most challenging among the 11 non-conference contests that the ‘Cuse will compete in during the 2022-23 campaign.

The Syracuse basketball Twitter account said earlier this week that the Orange will head to the Fighting Illini on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with the tip-off scheduled for 7 pm or 7:30 pm EST. ESPN or ESPN2 will televise this fourth-ever meeting between the two Orange-clad schools.

SCHEDULE UPDATE: Our #ACCB1G Challenge game at Illinois on Nov. 29 will tip at 7 or 7:30 PM ET on ESPN or ESPN2.
— Syracuse Men’s Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) September 27, 2022

Over the past two stanzas, head coach Brad Underwood has guided Illinois to stellar performances in the rugged Big Ten Conference. In super early prognostications from national pundits prior to 2022-23 commencing, the Fighting Illini looks to be a top-25 squad that will contend for a top-four seed in the 2023 Big Dance.

Syracuse basketball will have a huge challenge trying to knock off Illinois on the road.

All-time, the Orange is 1-2 versus Illinois, per SU Athletics. In the most recent encounter, at the Dome in December of 1995, Syracuse basketball prevailed by a final count of 75-64.

However, in the Elite Eight of the 1989 NCAA Tournament, No. 1 seed Illinois defeated the second-seeded Orange, 89-86, to advance to the Final Four and break the collective heart of ‘Cuse Nation.

During the 2021-22 season, the Fighting Illini finished in a tie for first place within the Big Ten standings. Last year, Illinois went 23-10 overall, earning a No. 4 seed in March Madness. The Fighting Illini would fall in the round of 32 to No. 5 seed Houston.

MBB: 2022 ACC/B1G Challenge TV Schedule (RX; HM)

MBB: Power 40 Teams

Basketball season begins in 40 days; these are the top 40 teams according to CBK Report.

40 days till College Basketball = An updated look at our Power 40
— College Basketball Intellect (@CBKReport) September 28, 2022

ACC teams:

2. UNC
11. UVa
12. Duke
24. Miami
27. FSU
32. Notre Dame
That's roughly 1/5th of the top 32, 1/4th of the top 12, 1/2 of the top 2.

MBB: 2022-23 ACCN TV Schedule (RX; HM)

MBB: 2022-23 ACCN TV Schedule

From the official ESPN press release of September 28, 2022...

ACC Network Announces 2022-23 ACC Men’s Basketball Schedule

  • ACCN to feature more than 100 games, over 60 conference matchups
  • Season tips off Monday, Nov. 7 a doubleheader featuring 2022 Final Four teams Duke and North Carolina
  • All ACC and Nothing But Net surrounding studio coverage returns for the 2022-23 season
ACC Network (ACCN), the 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, unveiled its slate of men’s college basketball games for the 2022-23 season on Wednesday. ACCN will air more than 100 games, including over 60 ACC matchups, during the regular season. In addition, ACCNX, ACCN’s digital platform available on the ESPN App, will stream several matchups.

ACCMBB on ACCN Tips Off Monday, Nov. 7

ACCN’s coverage of ACC men’s basketball tips off Monday, Nov. 7 with a doubleheader featuring 2022 NCAA Final Four teams Duke and North Carolina. The Blue Devils, under new head coach Jon Scheyer, open the season against Jacksonville at 7 p.m. ET, while the Tar Heels host UNC Wilmington at 9 p.m. in their season opener. ACCN will televise five more games throughout the opening week of the season featuring Louisville and new head coach Kenny Payne, Notre Dame, Wake Forest and reigning ACC Tournament Champion Virginia Tech, as well as a second appearance by Duke.
Conference play on ACCN begins Friday, Dec. 2, with Pitt hosting NC State at 7 p.m. ACCN will carry three additional conference matchups that weekend including Boston College at Duke (Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.), Miami at Louisville (Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m.) and North Carolina at Virginia Tech (Dec. 4, 3 p.m.).
ACCN’s conference schedule features 12 weeknight doubleheaders on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and eight Saturday double or tripleheaders until the final buzzer of the regular season sounds.

Nothing But Net and All ACC Studio Coverage




A nationwide shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2) could cause problems for the beer industry.SYR

Beer shortage? How Central NY brewers are coping with nationwide supply chain issues (PS; Cazentre)

In early August, the Seneca Street Brew Pub in Manlius shut down all the taps in its downstairs tasting room. The reason: A shortage of carbon dioxide, which is necessary to give beer its fizz and push it through the tap lines.

Although the pub at 315 E. Seneca St. now has enough supply to reopen all its taps, co-owner Heidi Menikheim is still concerned.

“I’m in constant fear of running out again,” she said. Even worse, she said, a lack of carbon dioxide could impact beer production at Seneca Street and at Erie Canal Brewing in Canastota. That’s a larger craft brewery, also run by the Menikheim family.

“If we can’t brew beer, then we’re really in trouble,” she said.

Throughout the summer and into the fall, headlines across the country have had a dire warning: There’s a potential beer shortage looming.

Rising prices and supply chain issues are often cited, but the difficulty in finding carbon dioxide (CO2) has been one of the biggest areas of concern. CO2 is used not just to carbonate beer — who wants flat beer? — but also to push beer through lines and tanks and to clear oxygen, which can damage beer, out of the lines, tanks, kegs and more.

“It’s real,” said Paul Leone, executive director of the New York State Brewers Association, which represents hundreds of New York craft brewers. “It’s not especially critical at this point, but it’s something we’ve got our eyes on.”

The issue is a particular concern for small brewers. Some brewers, especially larger ones, are more likely to be able to set up systems that capture carbon dioxide produced during the brewing process so they can reuse it.

And suppliers are typically going supply their bigger customers first, said Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.

“The bigger customers, who spend more money, are always going to be at the head of the line,” Penfield said.


Living Legend
Aug 29, 2011
The story about Ill. is incorrect. It said that the Orange beat Ill at the Dome in Dec of '95. That game, which I was at, was played in Hawaii. Ryan Blackwell played for Ill.


The Mayor of Dewitt
Aug 15, 2011
The story about Ill. is incorrect. It said that the Orange beat Ill at the Dome in Dec of '95. That game, which I was at, was played in Hawaii. Ryan Blackwell played for Ill.

That was the tournament we all watched from the Hooters in downtown Jacksonville, before the Gator Bowl.

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