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

The real origin of tartar sauce remains unclear. Some say that it has been in existence since the Roman era, while others insist that tartar sauce originated from France. A few maintain that the French evolved the condiment. The current tartar sauce originated in France as sauce tartare. It is spelled as ‘tartare sauce’ in some parts of Europe, South Africa, and Australia.

Tartar sauce is mainly made from mayonnaise with pickles, capers, herbs, and in some recipes, hard-boiled eggs or lemon juice. The recipes differ in different places to accommodate individual tastes and preferences. The sauce is made as a condiment to be enjoyed with seafood. The best seafood choices are cod, salmon, haddock, shrimp, and pollack. Tartar sauce became commercially available in the 1920s, making it easier to get it at grocery stores, rather than making it from scratch.

SU News (SI; Thompson)

Ask any Pitt fan who the Panthers' biggest rival is and almost all of the answers will likely be either Penn State or West Virginia - two series steeped in history on the gridiron that has combined deep hatred and classic moments over their more than a century of shared history.

But another rivalry takes a backseat to those marquee opponents, lying mostly dormant until basketball season rolls around and the opposing fans remember why they despise either program. Pitt and Syracuse have met 122 times on the hardwood over the course of their long history as northern basketball powers. That makes the Orange Pitt's fourth-most played opponent behind West Virginia (189 meetings), Penn State (148) and Carnegie Mellon (124).

It doesn't bear a trademarked name like the Backyard Brawl or Keystone Classic, but Pitt-Syracuse carries the weight of history and there's no mistaking what the game means.

“I don’t think we have to inspire [the players]," Capel responded when asked about getting his team ready for Syracuse. "We’ll be ready to go. It’s a rivalry game, they’re a good basketball team. We’ll be ready to go.”


Syracuse University's Jeremy McNeil blocks shot against Michigan State's Aloysius Anagonye at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. The game was played on Feb. 23, 2003.

Reliving 2003: Tom Izzo admits Carmelo Anthony was ‘hard to stop’ after SU win at Michigan State (PS; $; Croyle)



By Mike Waters Staff writer

Carmelo Anthony put on a show. Chris Hill nearly stole the spotlight and a victory.

Anthony, Syracuse University’s freshman sensation, scored 25 points to lead the Orangemen to a 76-75 win over the Michigan State Spartans in front of a capacity crowd of 14,759 at the Breslin Center. The Spartans got a career-best 34 points from Hill, who made 10 out of 18 attempts from 3-point range, but it wasn’t enough.

Anthony’s presence drew 15 NBA scouts to Sunday’s game. He didn’t disappoint. He carried the Orangemen for large portions of Sunday’s game. He scored 12 points in a 3-minute, 5-second first-half stretch. Michigan State threw four different defenders at Anthony, including countless double-teams. Later, he accounted for seven of Syracuse’s last nine points of the game.

“They went to Carmelo Anthony time after time,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. “He’s hard to stop.”

Meanwhile, Hill set Michigan State and Big Ten records with his 10 3-pointers.

“They were both great,” Syracuse sophomore Hakim Warrick said. “Hill was in a zone. We couldn’t leave him open. We’d get a hand in his face and he’d still knock it down.

“Carmelo was just Carmelo,” Warrick added. “Those were two great players going at it.”

Impact transfers in the ACC: SU will see a bunch down the stretch (updated stats) (PS; Staff)

Syracuse basketball’s finishing kick in the 2022-23 regular season features a pair of opponents that have enhanced their rosters through the transfer portal.

The Orange will see a bunch of impact transfers in the final week of the regular season.

Up first, SU faces the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday in its first visit to the Petersen Events Center since Jim Boeheim apologized for comments earlier this month that suggested ACC schools such as Pitt and Wake Forest “bought a team.”

NYC Hoops

Syracuse Basketball: New 2023 commit provides additional depth at center (itlh; Adler)

After offering scholarships to more than 20-plus prospects in the 2023 class, Syracuse basketball finally corralled its first verbal commitment in the senior cycle, as three-star big man William Patterson from New York City said on Instagram this week that he will be suiting up for the Orange down the line.

Last weekend, the emerging 7-foot-2 power forward/center took an official visit to the Hill, and Patterson was in attendance when the ‘Cuse hosted Duke.

Syracuse basketball, unfortunately, lost to the Blue Devils by 22 points, although the Orange did have more than 31,000 fans in attendance, the largest crowd to date during the 2022-23 term in Division I men’s basketball.

Once Patterson disclosed via Instagram that he would be announcing his college decision this past Monday, not long after his official visit to the ‘Cuse, I felt extremely confident that Syracuse basketball would hear its name called when Patterson revealed his commitment decision.

First and foremost, a huge congratulation to William Patterson and a big welcome from Orange Nation to him.

Syracuse men’s basketball: three takeaways from the 91-73 loss to Clemson (TNIAAM; De Guzman)

The Syracuse Orange continue to struggle against the best of the best in the ACC. The Clemson Tigers controlled Wednesday night’s game against the Orange from the opening tip and dominated both sides of the floor. The Orange didn’t look that competitive at all which led to a 91-73 loss.

Here’s three takeaways from another frustrating loss:

Jim Boeheim is stuck right now with his lineup balance. He wants to run out a more defensive lineup with four defensive minded players and Joe Girard in the middle of games. However, Syracuse’s offense severely suffered, which in large part led to the big lead that Clemson built in the middle of the first half. To compound problems, the Orange defense didn’t defend all that well. So Syracuse has to choose which style of play it wants to play. In this case, it didn’t look like any lineup the Orange threw out would defend that well against the Tigers. So the Orange should’ve put out the athletic lineup that created offensive chances at will earlier this moth.

Pitt fans will remember Boeheim’s comments, SU lax brings back the flair (video) (PS; video; Axe)

The Syracuse men’s basketball team is limping along this week after two blowout losses in a row to Duke and Clemson.

As’s Brent Axe reminds, a hostile environment awaits in Pittsburgh on Saturday in the famous Oakland Zoo as Pitt fans have not forgotten Jim Boeheim’s recent comments about the Panthers and other ACC programs “buying players.”

Axe also talks Syracuse lacrosse on the show as the men’s team has brought back some flair to the game and the women’s squad has all the makings of a national title contender.


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Syracuse men’s basketball: Jim Boeheim ignored the analytics and it cost the Orange (TNIAAM; Wall)

The Syracuse Orange were embarrassed by the Clemson Tigers last night. It was an ugly game on both ends of the floor but perhaps a slight change in tactics could have turned the result around.

No, not switching to man-to-man defense or running some semblance of offense. We’re talking about the 1⁄4 zip that Jim and staff chose to wear at Clemson. The numbers simply point out that the choice was a blue Block S, not a grey one.

Syracuse Orange: Ten fun NIL deals for various Syracuse Orange players (itlh; Fiello)

College sports in 2023 is an ever-changing environment, and that is the case for the Syracuse Orange and others around the country.

With smaller colleges sometimes being competitive with bigger schools, some athletes go pro after one year while others get Covid years, the transfer portal is a regular thing without having to sit out a season and name, image, likeness, or NIL as some call it, is a benefit for players and becoming bigger yet also controversial.

But as controversial as the NIL issue is, it also represents opportunity. An opportunity for players to earn money for themselves, their future and possibly their family. It’s also an opportunity for schools to attract recruits as well as keep players wanting to go the professional route for the money.

So as some players consider their options, I’m left to wonder what if local businesses/sponsors explored opportunities to keep more popular players at the Syracuse Orange longer? What if players were able to make comparable money to a professional career while still attending Syracuse University to get a degree at the best university in the country?

Keeping Up With The 315 2-23-23 (ESPN; radio; The 315)

Brian Higgins starts the show with an unfortunate trend that he’s noticed with Syracuse men’s basketball’s offense and defense. Then, Dave in Connecticut returns to the show with another scathing call. Later, Wayne in the Truck compares this year’s team to another Syracuse Athletics program in past years before Brian analyzes how the men’s basketball team has played against high-level ACC competition.

Isaac Schade "The 315" 2-23-23 (ESPN; radio; The 315)

Isaac Schade, Locked In College Basketball podcast host, joins Brian Higgins to look around the ACC and discuss different teams’ chances of making, and making a run in, the NCAA Tournament.

On The Block On Demand 2-23-23 (ESPN; radio; Axe)

Brent Axe starts the show wondering whether or not we’re watching the zone defense die with our own eyes. Later, he reads some of the most overdramatic tweets that came out of last night’s Syracuse-Clemson game.

Listen to Locked On Syracuse - Daily Podcast On Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball on TuneIn (; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

After getting destroyed by 18 points on the road against Clemson, Owen Valentine takes a look at some major questions pressing Syracuse Basketball. How bad is the 2-3? Is Judah Gone? What were Twitter's thoughts on the game? It's your Locked On Syracuse Thursday (SI; Smith)

Wednesday night's ACC basketball provided another surprise, as Boston College stunned Virginia 63-48.

With that upset in the books, the new leader in the ACC would be Jim Larranaga and the Miami Hurricanes.

1) Miami | 13-4
2) Pittsburgh and Virginia | 12-4
4) Clemson | 12-5
5) North Carolina State | 12-6
6) Duke | 11-6
7) North Carolina, Syracuse and Wake Forest | 9-8
10) Boston College | 8-10
11) Florida State and Virginia Tech | 6-11
13) Georgia Tech | 3-14
14) Louisville and Notre Dame | 2-15

No ACC action on Thursday or Friday, but Saturday is loaded with big games. Here’s how the ACC slate lines up.

MBB: Interesting Tweets 2023 Feb 24 (RX; HM)

MBB: Interesting Tweets 2023 Feb 24

Here's the good news:

Most draft picks by Power 6 conference’s in the last 5 NBA drafts:

SEC: 51
ACC: 45
B1G: 34
Pac 12: 33
Big 12: 25
Big East: 13

It just means more?
— College Basketball Report (@CBKReport) February 23, 2023

Now for the bad news - IF you're a Tar Heels fan, that is!

The highest preseason ranked team to miss March madness each year❌
— College Basketball Report (@CBKReport) February 22, 2023
...and the UGLY:
Kansas is now up to 14 Q1 wins.
That’s more Q1 wins than:

- The entire AAC
- The A10 & WCC combined
- The Bottom 12 teams of the ACC
- The entire MW

Bill Self is the greatest college basketball coach on the planet
— 801 Bracketology (@801bracketology) February 21, 2023

That may be true, but I do find it funny reading all these Big XII fans talking trash about how the ACC is the worst P5 basketball conference... hey, guys, remember last March?



The spot that was home to Lemon Grass will soon become Le Melange. (Charlie Miller |

8 months after opening, trendy downtown restaurant is taking over former Lemon Grass spot (PS; $; Miller)

After just eight months in business, a popular downtown restaurant will move around the corner to take over the longtime home of Lemon Grass.

Le Mélange, currently at 309 W. Fayette St. in Armory Square, signed the lease for 238 W. Jefferson St. on Thursday.

“It’s just the sexiest restaurant space in Syracuse,” Becca Ewald, Le Mélange’s owner and executive chef, said after closing on the lease. “Our current space is gorgeous, but it’s just not big enough. This (the new location) is the most attractive place around — the alfresco dining opportunity, the windows. It’s just sexy.”

The current space had been the first-floor bakery of the old Stoop Restaurant. Ewald turned it into an open kitchen surrounded by a bar and 14 tables. When Le Mélange opened last August, it quickly became one of downtown’s most sought-after reservations. Le Mélange, French for “The Mixture,” serves a contemporary mix of Italian, Mediterranean and American food all made in-house.

The biggest obstacle Ewald faced from the start was its size. It can accommodate up to 150 customers.

She started searching for a larger location in November. It was then that she began negotiating with Ed Gottlieb of Pacific Properties to lease what had once been Lemon Grass.

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