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Aug 15, 2011
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Syracuse Orange center Jesse Edwards (14) receives a pass in the lane. The Syracuse Orange vs Southern New Hampshire (exhibition) at the JMA Wireless Dome, Nov. 1, 2022. Dennis Nett |

Boeheim’s list of concerns as SU prepares for season-opener vs. Lehigh (PS; $; Waters)

If Jim Boeheim were able to go shopping with his list of concerns after two exhibition games and the regular-season opener looming like Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family on Monday, he would be in for a long trip to Wegmans.

In the moments after Syracuse’s listless second-half performance in a 72-58 win over Division II Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday, Boeheim spent the better part of his post-game press conference ticking off areas where the Orange needed to improve.

He went on for several minutes. From shot selection to rebounding and turnovers to offense.

When he was done, Boeheim was asked which of the issues were his biggest concern.

“All the things I mentioned are my biggest concern,’' he replied matter-of-factly.

So without picking out the one thing that merits the most concern, here is a list of things that Boeheim mentioned after Tuesday’s game:


Syracuse shot the ball extremely well last season, but three of the team’s top shooters — Buddy Boeheim, Cole Swider and Jimmy Boeheim — have moved on.

In its two exhibitions, the Orange went a combined 15-for-43 (34%) from 3-point range. In Tuesday’s game against Southern New Hampshire, Syracuse made just 39% of its field-goal attempts.

Boeheim would like to see players like freshman guard Judah Mintz and sophomore forward Benny Williams look for better shots.

Syracuse Basketball: 5-star PG with Orange in top 6 eyes national-title run (itlh; Adler)

Multiple top-flight prospects who hold Syracuse basketball scholarship offers are suiting up in the 2022-23 season for high schools, prep schools and independent basketball academies around the country that will contend for a national championship as well as state titles.

Several analysts, journalists and other observers have recently published their preseason national rankings for high-school hoops, and one prep-school team that is getting a lot of buzz amid the start of the upcoming campaign is the Link Academy in Branson, Mo.

This past spring, the Link Academy made it to the finals of the prestigious GEICO Nationals, where it fell to the powerhouse Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla.

In the most recent off-season, 2024 five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau transferred to the Link Academy from Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J.

The 6-foot-1 Cadeau, a top-10 national prospect who is also rated the No. 1 point guard in the junior class by several recruiting services, recently included the Orange when he disclosed his top-six finalists.

ACC Power Rankings: UNC returns, Duke reloads and SU rebuilds (PS; $; Waters)

The ACC proved a lot of people wrong last March.

After being overlooked and undervalued throughout the regular season, at times with just one team in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings, the ACC awoke with a vengence in the NCAA Tournament.

North Carolina and Duke met in the Final Four, with the Tar Heels taking down the vaunted Blue Devils for a second time in one month’s span and ending Mike Krzyzewski’s run toward one more national title. North Carolina would go on to face Kansas in the NCAA championship game, falling just short of a national title in Hubert Davis’ first year as the Tar Heels’ coach.

In all, teams from the ACC went 14-4 in the tournament, including Miami’s run to the Elite Eight.

Now, it looks like the ACC is going to have to do some more convincing as the AP’s preseason poll includes just three teams from the league ― No. 1 North Carolina, No. 8 Duke and No. 18 Virginia.

Here is a look at one reporter’s predictions for the ACC, including which teams could wind up proving the doubters wrong.

No. 1 North Carolina

It only makes sense to put the Tar Heels at the top of the league. North Carolina returns four starters from the team that caught fire at the end of last season and made its run all the way to the NCAA title game in New Orleans.

Armando Bacot, the ACC’s preseason Player of the Year, will be the Tar Heels’ bell cow. The muscular big man is an unstoppable force in the paint. Caleb Love toyed with the notion of leaving for the NBA but ultimately decided to return. He was a first-team, all-conference choice in the ACC’s preseason media poll.

Leaky Black, who has been at Carolina so long it’s possible he played for Dean Smith, is back for another run, as is guard R.J. Davis.

The only significant loss for North Carolina is the departure of Brady Manek, whose 3-point shooting kept opponents honest. The Oklahoma transfer was a key piece in the Tar Heels’ late-season success. To replace Manek, Davis brought in Pete Nance, a 6-9 transfer from Northwestern.

No. 2 Virginia

I know, this is a little bit of a curveball. Most folks would put Duke at No. 2, but I really like Tony Bennett’s veteran club.

People are sleeping on the Cavaliers because they didn’t make the NCAA Tournament last year. But Virginia still finished with a 21-14 overall record and a 12-8 conference mark. In most years, a team with that record in the ACC is a lock for the tournament.

This is a veteran team that has something to prove.

All five starters are back from last year’s team, including 10th-year point guard Kihei Clark. OK, Clark hasn’t really been at UVa for 10 years, but he has been running the show in Charlottesville longer than at least six ACC coaches have been at their schools.

No. 3 Duke

Duke is the exact opposite of Virginia. The Blue Devils’ roster has undergone an almost complete overhaul, including the guy leading the way.

Jon Scheyer steps in as the successor to legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski. Scheyer’s experience matches that of his team, which lost five key players and adds another stellar recruiting class.

Gone are No. 1 overall pick Paolo Banchero, Mark Williams, Trevor Keels, A.J. Griffin and Wendell Moore. Those departures would cripple most programs, but not Duke.

Scheyer recruited a class that’s as good as any that Krzyzewski brought in during his tenure, at least in terms of high school rankings.

Five Duke freshmen received votes for ACC Rookie of the Year: Dereck Lively, Dariq Whitehead, Tyrese Proctor, Mark Mitchell and Kyle Filipowski. The only returning player assured of a starting spot is point guard Jeremy Roach.

No. 4 Florida State

Florida State loses four starters from a team that went 10-10 in the ACC last year. So why rank the Seminoles so high?

Because Florida State was a much better team than the one that was on the court for the last month of the season. On Jan. 18, the Seminoles beat Duke. The game was part of a six-game win streak. A month later, four players who had led FSU in the win over Duke weren’t even in uniform for the return game in Durham.

I like Florida State sophomore Matthew Cleveland. A lot. I think Caleb Mills and Cam’Ron Fletcher will play much better after being at FSU for a full year following their transfers from Houston and Kentucky, respectively. The same is true for Naheem McLeod, a 7-foot-4 center who came to FSU a year ago from the junior-college ranks.

No. 5 Virginia Tech

Mike Young can coach and his team can shoot. That’s all you need to know about the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Virginia Tech returns just two starters from the squad that captured the ACC tournament crown last March in Brooklyn, but this is still a deep team with experienced players.

The backcourt trio of Hunter Cattor, Sean Pedulla and Darius Maddox will win a lot of games by themselves. But Justyn Mutts, a versatile forward, is still the Hokies’ best player.

Keep an eye out for Memphis transfer John Camden as well as Rodney Rice, a highly regarded recruit out of the D.C. area.

No. 6 Notre Dame

Get old, stay old. That’s Notre Dame coach Mike Brey’s mantra, and he’s got yet another team of grizzled vets ready to surprise this season.

Notre Dame’s roster includes six graduate students! Nate Laszewski, Dane Goodwin, Cormac Ryan, Robby Carmody, Marcus Hammond and Trey Wertz.

Brey did lose Blake Wesley to the NBA after just one year in South Bend, but he brought in JJ Starling, the 6-4 freshman from Baldwinsville.

No. 7 Syracuse

Last year, Syracuse suffered through its first losing season since 1969. Jim Boeheim was coaching that year. Not basketball. Not yet. In 1969, Boeheim was Syracuse’s golf coach.

That’s how unprecedented last year’s 16-17 record was.

Now, Boeheim is trying to get Syracuse back to its winning ways, rebuilding a roster that lost three senior starters ― Buddy Boeheim, Cole Swider and Jimmy Boeheim ― with a group of six freshmen.

Expect at least two, and maybe three, freshmen to start. Judah Mintz will be a key at the point. Mintz should allow senior Joe Girard to move off the ball and get more shots at the two-guard spot. Jesse Edwards should have a great senior year, but a real question is at power forward where the Orange needs Benny Williams to bounce back from a disappointing freshman year.

Sports Illustrated’s Jason Jordan Says Jim Boeheim Could Be Hurting Recruiting (youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Matt Bonaparte and Owen Valentine are joined by Sports Illustrated Recruiting Expert Jason Jordan to talk the current state of recruiting with Syracuse Basketball. The latest on current targets, the empty class of '23 as well as the good and bad of Jim Boeheim's recruiting efforts. It's your Wednesday Episode of Locked On Syracuse.

Orange Weekly: SU-Pitt preview; What I learned from basketball exhibitions (video) (PS; video; Axe)

Who is the most important player on the Syracuse basketball roster and how does Syracuse football bounce back from a two-game losing streak?

Those were just two questions pondered by’s Brent Axe on the latest episode of “Orange Weekly” presented by Crouse Health.

Axe also talked about what else he learned from SU basketball’s two exhibition games, who should start at quarterback against Pittsburgh and chatted with Orange fans on their opinions and questions about SU sports on this week’s show.

“Orange Weekly” streams live on Facebook and YouTube Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. (eastern).

You can watch a replay of the show in the YouTube clip above.

On The Block On Demand 11-3 (ESPN; radio; Axe)

Brent Axe discusses the different paths Jim Boeheim and Felisha Legette-Jack are taking to get to their goal of the NCAA Tournament. Later, Josh and Jordan join Brent for the Mount Rushmore Draft of TV theme songs with lyrics.

Keeping Up With The 315 11-3 (ESPN; radio; The 315)

Brian Higgins starts the show looking back on prior Syracuse men’s basketball rosters and how they compare to this season’s team. Then, he uses some comments from Jim Boeheim to address other questions about the Orange. Later, he continues to discuss who the best player on the team is and who it needs to be for the Orange to find success.

MBB: Basketball Sanctions for Louisville, Kansas (RX; HM)

MBB: Basketball Sanctions for Louisville, Kansas

From ESPN: Louisville basketball, former coaches avoid major sanctions

An independent panel has placed Louisville men's basketball on two years' probation and fined the program $5,000, but spared the school -- and former coaches Rick Pitino and Chris Mack -- major penalties from NCAA allegations leveled in the aftermath of a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball.
The Independent Resolution Panel (IRP) announced Thursday that Louisville avoided a postseason ban and other significant sanctions in the infractions case that began with the FBI's 2017 investigation into corruption around college basketball and the school's relationship with former star recruit Brian Bowen Jr.
Louisville was also given a two-week ban on unofficial visits and a public reprimand and censure. The panel concluded that the NCAA failed to show "evidence" that Adidas, cited as an orchestrator of a scheme to funnel recruits to its partner schools, "was a representative" of the university.
Former Louisville assistants Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair... were both given two-year show-cause penalties by the panel for Level I violations...
The panel's ruling cannot be appealed...
Multiple people tied to Adidas have been indicted and imprisoned for their roles in the corruption scandal, but the panel determined that both Pitino and Adidas were not at fault...

$5,000 and a promise not to do it again? A slap on the wrist would've been more severe!



The Subway logo is seen on on a soft drink cup next to a sandwich at a restaurant in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.Charles Krupa | AP Photo

What are the top 10 most common fast food chains in New York? (PS; Tampone)

When it comes to fast food in New York, Dunkin is king, according to a recent list from Stacker.

The site compiled a list of the top 10 most common fast food chains in the state based on data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech. The chains are ranked by number of locations in New York as of 2021.

Dunkin ranked No. 1 with over 1,400 locations, followed by Subway at No. 2 and McDonald’s at No. 3.

The list includes fast food, fast casual and coffee chains.

You can see the top 10 below and read the full list on Stacker’s website.

#10. Tim Hortons - Locations: 228
#9. Wendy’s - Locations: 229
#8. Taco Bell - Locations: 231
#7. Domino’s Pizza - Locations: 236
#6. Baskin Robbins - Locations: 311
#5. Burger King - Locations: 355
#4. Starbucks - Locations: 462
#3. McDonald’s - Locations: 615
#2. Subway - Locations: 1,083
#1. Dunkin - Locations: 1,455

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