No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Poutine Day!
In Canada, particularly in Quebec, poutine is a staple food, if not also an iconic one. It has become a popular food in America as well as in other countries, and we celebrate it today, on National Poutine Day. Standard poutine is made up of fresh-cut french fries, squeaky fresh cheese curds, and brown gravy, but there are many variations of the dish. Among other possibilities, the name may have come from the word "pudding," which is spelled pouding in French, or from poutine, which is slang for "mess" in Quebec. It is pronounced "pou-tin" in the French-dominated regions of Quebec and New Brunswick, but as "poo-teen" elsewhere.
Syracuse Basketball: Center Jesse Edwards is not planning to come back (itlh; Adler)
Syracuse basketball senior center Jesse Edwards is not planning to return to the Orange for a fifth year in the 2023-24 season, according to a source with direct knowledge.
The 6-foot-11 Edwards, who hails from Amsterdam, Netherlands, has the option to play a fifth year of college basketball granted by the NCAA amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
I’m still working to determine what Edwards’ future plans will entail, but at this point, my source says Edwards is not planning to come back to the Hill for the 2023-24 stanza.
Jesse Edwards, over the past two seasons with the Orange, has made tremendous progress in his development as a talented big man on both ends of the court. He was in the running for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s most improved player award as a junior in 2021-22.
Then, this past season as a senior in 2022-23, Edwards was named to the All-ACC third team as well as the league’s All-Defensive unit.
Jesse Edwards, a senior center, is not planning to return to Syracuse basketball next term.Per ESPN statistics, in 2022-23, when the ‘Cuse went 17-15 overall, Edwards played in all 32 games, averaging 32.6 minutes per encounter. He averaged 14.5 points, 10.3 boards, 2.7 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals a game, while connecting on 59.2 percent from the field and a solid 72.9 percent from the charity stripe.
Jesse Edwards during a press conference formally introducing Adrian Autry as the new Syracuse University men's basketball coach last month. Scott Schild | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Edwards will enter transfer portal; Orange center wants to explore NIL options (PS; $; Ditota)
Jesse Edwards has decided to enter the transfer portal.
The Syracuse center and his family had been trying to work out an NIL situation over the past few weeks that would keep Edwards in an Orange uniform. But his dad, David Edwards, said the family “couldn’t get the right arrangement to move forward.”
“It was a very tough decision because Jesse loves ‘Cuse, coaches, fans,” David Edwards said in a text message.
David Edwards said Jesse wants to play one more college basketball season. He will graduate from SU after this, his senior year, but will get an additional fifth year because of the Covid-19 basketball season.
Jesse Edwards had met with Syracuse coaches and had been pleased with the way the Orange would feature him in 2023-24 and with the style of basketball SU would play. The one obstacle to his return to Syracuse was setting up an NIL package for him.
https://www.si.com/college/syracuse...returning-syracuse-basketball-transfer-portal (SI; McAllister)
Jesse Edwards will not be back at Syracuse for the 2023-24 basketball season, and instead will enter the transfer portal, according to a source close to the situation. The news that Edwards would not return was first reported by Neil Adler of Inside The Loudhouse, while his entrance into the portal was first reported by Donna Ditota of Syracuse.com.
The 6-11 center started every game for the Orange last season, averaging 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 32.6 minutes per game. He also shot 59.2% from the floor and 72.9% from the free throw line.
The loss of Edwards is certainly a blow to next year's roster, but even more so that he will not be turning pro and continuing his collegiate career somewhere else. Edwards came to Syracuse as a three star recruit in the 2019 recruiting class. He developed into one of the best bigs in the country.
All eyes now turn to Judah Mintz, who is going through the NBA Draft process while maintaining his collegiate eligibility. That means the door is still open for him to return to Syracuse for a second season. Mintz proved to live up to all of the hype he had coming out of high school, averaging 16.3 points, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a true freshman.
Jesse Edwards will reportedly enter transfer portal (DO; Schiff)
Syracuse center Jesse Edwards has entered the transfer portal, according to syracuse.com’s Donna Ditota. The article reported that Edwards and his family “had been trying to work out an NIL situation” with Syracuse but eventually the two parties couldn’t reach an agreement. Next year will be his fifth and final year of eligibility.
Edwards, a native of Amsterdam, Netherlands, completed his senior year after the Orange fell to Wake Forest 77-74 in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in March. Syracuse.com reported that Edwards’ trouble with name, image and likeness stems from being an international student. Currently eligible to study in the United States on an F-1 student visa, Edwards is technically not allowed to receive NIL money in the U.S. There were talks of finding Edwards NIL deals overseas, specifically in his home country, but no sufficient opportunity presented itself, per the report.
In his four years with the Orange, Edwards finished with career averages of 8.8 points and six rebounds per game. In 2022-23, Edwards had his most productive year yet, totaling 463 points, snatching down 330 rebounds, recording 87 blocks and shooting at a 59.2% clip from the field.
Syracuse men’s basketball: comparing Judah Mintz’s freshman year to former Orange point guards (TNIAAM; Chiappone)
Before the 2022-2023 season began for the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team, freshman Judah Mintz flashed all the promise needed to be a key contributor for the program.
Despite some bumps along the way, he certainly lived up to that mark. Ending this season on the fringes of the All-ACC team conversation, Mintz demonstrated his two-way capabilities from start to finish, becoming more productive over the course of the Orange’s 2022-2023 campaign.
This past season, Mintz averaged 16.3 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, 4.6 assists per game, and 1.8 steals per game in 32 total games. Once conference play began, Mintz saw an increase in minutes played, points, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage as he became more comfortable as an offensive creator.
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ACC News and Notes: Miami, Georgia Tech, Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, Florida State, and Virginia (pittsburghsportsnow.com; Bechtold)
News and notes throughout the ACC were at a premium Monday with no shortage of information becoming available. Miami, Georgia Tech, Duke, NC State, Wake Forest, Florida State, and Virginia all define the day of conference content.
Miami Guard Harlond Beverly Enters Transfer PortalFourth-year junior Harlond Beverly is entering the transfer portal, per Verbal Commits. A 6-foot-6 guard from Detroit, Michigan, Beverly appeared in 37 games for Miami during its run to the Final Four, averaging 3.5 points per game. He shot 47% from the floor and made 13 threes during his fourth year playing for the Hurricanes. The grad transfer had his most successful season in 2020-21 – 6.7 points – and only played in three games the year after.
Beverly scored a combined eight points against Pitt in two matchups and totaled a season-high 16 points hosting Syracuse on Jan. 16. Miami exhibited its best season in program history through the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Final Four for the first time. Veteran Hurricane forward Anthony Walker entered the portal less than a week ago as the Hurricanes also lose fifth-year senior Jordan Miller after using all of his collegiate eligibility.
Georgia Tech in Washington State Transfer TJ Bamba’s Final Two SchoolsWashington State transfer TJ Bamba is deciding between Georgia Tech and Villanova to play his senior season, according to multiple reports. An official decision is expected Friday. Bamba, a 6-foot-5 junior, averaged 15.8 points and 3.7 rebounds while starting all 31 games for the Cougars in exactly 1,000 minutes of action. He had a career season, averaging over 32 minutes per game while shooting 42.6% from the floor and 37.2% behind the three-point arc. He scored a season-best 32 points at Washington near the end of the season, making 13 field goals.
Millie Bobby Brown (L) and Jake Bongiovi attend "Stranger Things" season 4 premiere at Netflix Brooklyn in New York City on May 14, 2022. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images)
Millie Bobby Brown engaged to Syracuse University alum, son of famous singer (PS; Herbert)
“Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown is engaged to Syracuse University alumnus Jake Bongiovi.
The 19-year-old actress and the 20-year-old son of rock singer Jon Bon Jovi announced early Tuesday that they’re getting married after two years of dating. Both shared photos on Instagram, including a shot of Bongiovi with his arm around Brown, who is seen wearing an engagement ring on that finger.
“I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ‘em all,” Brown wrote, quoting the Taylor Swift song “Lover.”
“Forever,” Bongiovi wrote with heart emojis.
The couple did not elaborate on their wedding plans or proposal details, but fans have known they’ve been dating since at least June 2021. They were spotted holding hands in New York City that month and called each other “BFF” that month; more recently Brown called Bongiovi “my partner for life,” hinting that their relationship was serious.
Schumer, Micron announce university network to foster semiconductor workforce training (DO; Tang)
Following Micron Technology’s historic $100 billion investment in central New York, 21 higher education institutions and local stakeholders in the northeastern U.S. will form the Northeast University Semiconductor Network to facilitate workforce training for the semiconductor industry.
In a Monday press conference held at Syracuse University’s National Veterans Resource Center, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the new network and shared progress on bringing Micron to central New York, alongside officials including National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, Micron executive Manish Bhatia and leaders of colleges and universities across New York state.
The new public-private partnership aims to involve universities, public institutions and local companies in efforts to train the manufacturing workforce’s new generation to join the semiconductor industry, Schumer said.
“This partnership is going to bring together 20+ universities with strong undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering and STEM, to train the workers to build the future of technology here in America, in places like upstate New York,” Schumer said.
Participating higher education institutions include SU, Cornell University, Clarkson University, New York University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY and CUNY colleges, among other colleges and universities. New York state companies like Empire State Development and CenterState CEO will also work to facilitate workforce training through the network.
Under the new partnership, semiconductor industry employers including Micron will lay out the number and types of jobs in demand. Universities, community colleges and industry partners can then submit for federal funding through the National Science Foundation to train students to fill those jobs, Schumer said during the press conference.