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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Popcorn Day!

Popcorn, which is celebrated today, is one of four types of corn—the others being dent, flint, and sweet—and it is the only one of the four that can pop. Its hull is thicker, which allows steam pressure to build up inside before it explodes. When it bursts open, starch comes out, and as it cools it turns into the shape we are familiar with. Popcorn kernels with between 13 and 14.5 percent moisture are ideal for popping, and 13.5 percent is the best. If 98 kernels out of 100 pop, it can be looked at as being good popcorn. Popcorn is a whole grain food, being made up of the germ, endosperm, and pericarp—which is the hull. It is low in fat and in calories; there are only about 31 calories in a cup of air-popped popcorn. It is also high in fiber, and is inexpensive.

Seventy percent of popcorn is eaten at home. Of that, about 90 percent is purchased as unpopped kernels. Of the thirty percent eaten outside of the home, much of it is eaten in theaters, sports stadiums, and schools. The main states that produce it are in the Midwest, and most of the popcorn eaten throughout the world is grown in the United States. Americans eat more popcorn than anyone else. About 13 billion quarts of popped popcorn are eaten annually, which is about 42 quarts per person. Another account even puts this figure higher. About two tablespoons of unpopped popcorn makes a quart of popped popcorn. It is most eaten during fall, and a lot is also eaten during the winter months, but not as much is eaten during spring and summer.

SU News

Syracuse Needs to Finish January 3-1 at Worst – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (; Eads)

SU Basketball is in danger of missing out on the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. The Orange were in pole position to claim win number 10 in their last 12 games. Instead, the ‘Cuse did what they seem to do every year in South Florida and blow a big lead late. Instead of a 13-6 record with a 6-2 ACC resume and a quad 1 win against a ranked team on the road, SU is 12-7, 5-3 and still winless in Q1.

Things are much more dire now for Syracuse in terms of the postseason. Coach Boeheim and Company are outside the net top 100 rankings. Obviously, you’ve got to be in the top 68 to make the tournament or at least be in the realm of discussion. There are still more chances to boost that resume and get back in the hunt but Monday night was about as blown of an opportunity as they get.

What are some of those crucial games Syracuse needs to win. Well some of them are upcoming to close out this month. In this next stretch of four games, two are at home and the other two on the road. The home matchups are very favorable and the slate works out quite well. SU needs to complete the first month of 2023 at the very least with a 3-1 record to stay alive for the Big Dance.


Interesting enough, GT’s last win came against a ranked Miami team but that’s their lone win over the last six games. The Yellowjackets are 8-10 overall and just 1-7 in the ACC. Georgia Tech scores just 70 points per game and is 10th or worse out of the conference’s 15 teams in three-point percentage (32%) and assists per game (13). This should be a win for the Orange although GT won the last matchup in ATL in February of 2021.


This is a critical game for Syracuse. UNC entered the year ranked #1 in the nation but has since struggled. The Tar Heels are just 13-6 and 5-3 in conference. The defending national champs have turned up the heat lately though.

Syracuse freshmen will play key role down the stretch (cbsports; video; Finneral)

Syracuse freshmen will play key role down the stretch

247Sports' James Finneral breaks down the importance of Syracuse's freshmen on the team's success.

Men's and women's hoops both fall to ranked teams (; Sherman)

Syracuse men’s basketball suffered their second loss of the calendar year, losing 82-78 to the No. 17 Miami Hurricanes on Monday.

The Orange were up 61-53 with less than nine minutes left in the game; however, a 29-17 run to end the game by Miami, which included 15 total points between forward Norchard Omier and guard Harlond Beverly propelled the Hurricanes to their sixth conference win of the season.

While the loss was a missed opportunity for the Orange to impress the selection committee to get them back in March Madness, center Jesse Edwards had a spectacular game, scoring a college career-high of 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds.

Guard Joseph Girard III had a strong game as well, bouncing back from his abysmal seven point game on Friday with a 21 point, five assist game.

SU head coach Jim Boeheim and company are now 12-7 on the year and just need another four wins to match their total from last season and fortunately for them, their next opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, have lost five out of their last six games and are only 1-6 in conference play.

JG3 for 3!
— Syracuse Men’s Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) January 17, 2023
Women’s basketball suffers home loss to Notre Dame

Orange head coach Felisha Legette-Jack and Syracuse women’s basketball had their three game win streak snapped on Saturday, suffering a 72-56 loss to No. 7 Notre Dame.

Guard Dyaisha Fair and forward Asia Strong were the only members of the Orange that scored in double digits, while the team shot a dreadful 35.8% from the field.
The team will have an opportunity to avenge themselves for their loss to Notre Dame when they go to Indiana to face them on February 12.
In the meantime, SU hoops will look to add another win to their high scoring offense and strong rebounding ways on Saturday in Atlanta against Georgia Tech (9-9).
Overall, the Orange has had a successful year so far, already winning more games this year than last.



Syracuse Orange news: 4-star hoops target Damarius Owens shines, more (itlh; Adler)

At a recent high-school hoops showcase, a Syracuse Orange basketball 2024 recruiting target caught the attention of various national analysts and scouts.

Four-star guard/forward Damarius Owens, a native of Rochester, N.Y., and his teammates at the Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, took on the Southern California Academy in Northridge, Calif., as part of the 2023 Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational at the Trent Arena in the Kettering suburb of Dayton, Ohio.

In a tight contest, the Western Reserve Academy prevailed by a final count of 54-51. Per a box score provided on the event’s Twitter page, the 6-foot-7 Owens played 32 minutes, scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out one assist.

Owens connected on 5-of-11 from the field, 1-of-4 from beyond the arc, and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. A member of the Albany City Rocks in Nike’s EYBL league on the AAU circuit, Owens received a scholarship offer from the ‘Cuse last April and took an official visit to the Hill this past October.

ESPN rates him as a four-star player, although several other primary recruiting services place Owens as three stars.

At present, he is No. 110 nationally in the junior cycle, per 247Sports. Travis Branham, a national analyst with 247Sports, recently wrote that Owens “could be due for a bump come next update. He has good size and length for a versatile wing but is showing improved ball skills which could have him trending towards a guard.”

On The Block On Demand 1-18-23 (ESPN; radio; Axe)

Brent Axe discusses why he believes Judah Mintz shouldn’t have been on the floor at the end of the Miami game. Later, he looks ahead to national signing day.

‎Locked On Syracuse - Daily Podcast On Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball: What Does Syracuse Basketball Need To Do In The Next Four Games To Keep Tourney Hopes Alive? on Apple Podcasts (; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Matt Bonaparte and Owen Valentine take a look at some of the most pressing conversations surrounding Syracuse Basketball as they continue deeper into the ACC slate. Is Judah's Miami performance worrisome? What can be expected from the next four game stretch? Who can step up in the forward spot? It's a Locked On Syracuse Thursday episode.


Pittburgh's Jaron Brown played tough defense on Carmelo Anthony all night, holding him to 6-15 shooting and 14 points. The game was played on Jan. 18, 2003 at Pitt. 2003

Reliving 2003: SU's 11-game win streak is snapped as No. 3 Pitt ‘smothers’ the Orange (PS; Croyle)



By Mike Waters Staff writer

Someday Carmelo Anthony will play in the NBA. Jaron Brown doesn’t figure to get a sniff from The Association.

For now, however, Syracuse’s Anthony and Pittsburgh’s Brown play college basketball. And on Saturday, Brown, the Pittsburgh senior, took his freshman counterpart to school.

Brown held Anthony, who entered the game averaging 23.5 points, to a season-low 14 points in No. 3 Pittsburgh’s convincing 73-60 victory over the 25th-ranked Orangemen at the sold-out Petersen Events Center.

The loss ended Syracuse’s 11-game win streak. The Orangemen fell to 11-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big East. Pittsburgh improved to 4-0 in the Big East for the first time ever. The Panthers are 14-1 for the season.

Anthony, whose previous low was 16 in Syracuse’s win over Missouri on Monday, missed on nine of his 15 field-goal attempts. He also managed just three rebounds, another season low.

“He probably over-dribbled a little bit today,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “It’s a learning experience.”

Brown personified Pittsburgh’s rugged defensive style. Pittsburgh came into the game ranked fourth in the nation in scoring defense (56.5 points allowed per game), while Syracuse ranked fifth nationally in scoring at 85.8 points per game.

The Panthers limited Syracuse to a season low in points and forced the Orangemen into a season-high 20 turnovers.

“If they’re not the best defensive team in the country,” Boeheim said, “then they’re close to it.”

Clemson drops their 1st ACC game after historic conference start (

The historic and undefeated start in ACC play for Clemson Men's Basketball has now come to an end. The Tigers struggled to stop Wake Forest in their 87-77 road loss Tuesday night. The homestanding Demon Deacons started hot scoring 48 1st half points to lead by 10 at the break.

Clemson was minus 5 in turnover margin, as Wake valued the ball turning it over just 6 times all night. Clemson was also minus 1 on the offensive glass. Wake had 4 players in double figures, Tyree Appleby led the way with a game high 24.
Clemson also had 4 in double digits, PJ Hall had a team high 22. Hunter Tyson had his 7th double0double in 8 ACC games, scoring 19 and grabbing 14 boards.

Clemson is now 7-1 in ACC play and is still in 1st place with a one game lead over Miami and Wake Forest. The Tigers will look to bounce back as they host Virginia Tech Saturday night.

Louisville-Pitt preview: Cards still searching for first ACC win (; Rutherford)

Louisville Cardinals (2-16, 0-7) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (12-6, 5-2)

Game Time: 7 p.m.

Location: KFC Yum Center: Louisville, Ky.

Television: ACC Network

Announcers: Wes Durham (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst)

Favorite: Pittsburgh by 9.5

Series: Louisville leads, 21-7

Last Meeting: Pitt won 65-53 on Jan. 15, 2022 in Pittsburgh

Probable Starting Lineups:


  • G El Ellis (6-3, 180, Sr.)
  • G/F Mike James (6-5, 215, R-Fr.)
  • F Jae’Lyn Withers (6-9, 220, R-Jr.)
  • F J.J. Traynor (6-8, 190, Jr.)
  • F Sydney Curry (6-8, 270, Sr.)

  • G Nelly Cummings (6-0, 185, Gr.)
  • G Greg Elliott (6-3, 180, Gr.)
  • G Jamarius Burton (6-4, 200, Gr.)
  • F Blake Hinson (6-7, 235, Jr.)
  • C Federiko Federiko (6-11, 220, So.)



Geoffrey VanDerwerff delivers a B-Mack pizza from Sal's Pizza & Restaurant in Baldwinsville. (Charlie Miller |

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a pizza? Yep, and CNY is lovin’ it (PS; $; Miller)

You’re probably already rolling your eyes in disgust. A Baldwinsville restaurant has created a pizza that tastes like a Big Mac. Sorry, but hungry people are actually loving it.

No one noticed this so-called assault on traditional pizza until someone had the audacity to post a picture of a B-Mack slice from Sal’s Pizzeria during lunch last Thursday on Facebook. By the end of the day, that lone photograph had amassed more than 100 comments.

As always, Facebook commenters ‘did not disappoint’ with their opinions:

“Where’s the beef?”

“Why not just go buy a Big Mac?”

“All of New York should be weeping.”

“I had Big Mac cereal this a.m.”

“Looks like a salad pizza.”

Way to deliver, Facebook!

We couldn’t let such a popular post be ignored. The Big Mac is America’s sandwich, after all. About 17 Big Macs are eaten every second in the United States, according to AdWeek. And pizza is America’s favorite Friday night dinner. So why can’t we have both at once?

The concept started two years ago when an employee jokingly suggested to owner Sal LoMedico that they create a pizza after the Big Mac.

“It really was a joke,” Sal said on Monday. “So we tried it, and it was good. We changed a few things, and it was even better. We changed a few more things, and then it was really really good. It’s just like the real thing. But we can’t call it a Big Mac pizza. Right?”

No, they can’t. They call this oddity the B-Mack. It’s not even on the menu, but they’ll make it for you. The large 18-incher costs $25.50.

All those Facebook detractors can rest assured that the lettuce goes nowhere near the pizza oven. Geoffrey VanDerwerff, a cook here, put this pizza together in about 2 minutes flat, and that’s including the whole twirling of the dough show.


Mar 31, 2022
I was just going to post this article. Many people don't expect Hima to be a great replacement for Jesse next season but I wouldn't put anything past him. Hard worker who is still learning the game. Someone easy to root for.
He hasn't even scratched the surface of his potential. He'll be really good.

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