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

National Roller Coaster Day is dedicated to roller coasters, and has been celebrated since 1986. In the 17th century, "Russian Mountains", which were constructed hills of ice used as slides, were near what would become St. Petersburg. These were precursors to modern day roller coasters, which were first patented and built in the late 19th century in America. John G. Taylor was issued a patent in 1872 for a roller coaster in Rhode Island, and LaMarcus Adna Thompson built one in Coney Island in 1884. Early roller coasters were wooden, but now steel is mainly used in making them.

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What Is The Impact of Donnie Freeman's Transfer? (; Griffin)

IMG Academy is one of the top athletic prep schools in the country. It has produced numerous top-tier recruits over the years, including four of the top 43 players in the class of 2022. Among Syracuse players, Justin Taylor, Quadir Copeland, and Benny Williams are all products of the school. Two of those recruits were among Jim Boeheim’s self-proclaimed “best recruiting class ever” in 2022. Well, the class of 2024 isn’t off to a bad start either, and one of the Orange’s new faces just made a move all three of those players can appreciate.

The No. 1 ranked prospect in the @PrepHoopsMD 2024 rankings, Donnie Freeman, will transfer from St. John’s (DC) and attend IMG Academy for his senior season. The 6’9 Syracuse commit had a busy calendar year winning a WCAC , Peach Jam & steadily improving his overall game.
— Colby Giacubeno (@ColbyGHoops) August 15, 2023

Donnie Freeman has already had an incredibly strong summer with how well he has played on the AAU Circuit and has seen his stock rise because of it. Transferring to such a high-caliber school should keep that rise going.

As can be expected, the opponents IMG Academy plays on a yearly basis are talented. The 2023-24 schedule hasn’t been released yet, but highlights from last season include Cooper Flagg’s school Montverde, JJ Starling’s old home La Lumiere, and Wasatch- Chris Bell’s former team in Utah. It’s more than safe to assume that with Freeman in tow this season, the competition should be just as loaded. No disrespect to St. John’s in DC, which had an awesome season last year, Freeman will get more attention- which he deserves- in Florida.

A big question from this becomes whether Freeman can attract more top-tier recruits playing at IMG? Khani Rooths, the number 32 prospect in the class of 2024, will also be playing his senior season there. Syracuse has not entered its name in the race yet, but the competition isn’t exactly nerve-wracking so far. Maryland, Indiana, Miami, and Xavier are the only four schools that made the NCAA Tournament last year to have offered Rooths, and it certainly isn’t too late for the Orange to get involved. This doesn’t just apply to 2024 either. Might Freeman sway some recruits from future classes to potentially join him in Central New York? The IMG-to-Syracuse pipeline has been a big one in years past, this could lead to it continuing down the line.

‎Locked On Syracuse - Daily Podcast On Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball: Basketball Recruiting Update: Adrian Autry, Jalil Bethea + A Possible Top 5 Recruiting Class on Apple Podcasts (; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Basketball Recruiting Update: Adrian Autry, Jalil Bethea + A Possible Top 5 Recruiting Class

Orange Nation 8-15-23 (ESPN; radio; The 315)

Paulie and Steve found some interesting odds on which college coach would get sacked first. After, they compare their expectations on SU Football and Men’s Basketball. Finally, the guys have some fun talking with callers.

Syracuse Basketball: 4-star commit Donnie Freeman to IMG, super league (itlh; Adler)

Syracuse basketball fans, in the upcoming 2023-24 high-school hoops season, should have the opportunity to check out Orange 2024 four-star commit Donnie Freeman from Washington, D.C., on some national broadcasts.
That’s because the 6-foot-9 Freeman, a talented power forward who verbally committed to the ‘Cuse in May, is transferring to a powerhouse program in the Sunshine State for his senior year.

Freeman, who recently entered the top 20 in his class per MADE Hoops, said via social media on Tuesday that he is transferring for the 2023-24 term to the juggernaut IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
— Donnie Freeman (@DonavanFreeman1) August 15, 2023

The Ascenders, year in and year out, are one of the elite high-school squads around the country. They compete in the nation’s top high-school hoops league, the 10-member National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”).

This past spring, IMG was one of eight squads to compete in the prestigious GEICO Nationals, with the Ascenders reaching the semifinals of this annual tournament. With Donnie Freeman on board, IMG should compete for a NIBC regular-season championship as well as another berth in the GEICO Nationals.

The No. 1 ranked prospect in the @PrepHoopsMD 2024 rankings, Donnie Freeman, will transfer from St. John’s (DC) and attend IMG Academy for his senior season. The 6’9 Syracuse commit had a busy calendar year winning a WCAC , Peach Jam & steadily improving his overall game.
— Colby Giacubeno (@ColbyGHoops) August 15, 2023

The Ascenders also will likely be deemed a preseason top-10 to top-15 nationally ranked group ahead of 2023-24.

Le Moyne basketball adds another Big East power to schedule (PS; Waters)

The Le Moyne College men’s basketball team already had its Division I debut on the books with a game at Georgetown.

Now the Dolphins have added another game against another Big East Conference foe.

Le Moyne will play at Villanova on Friday, Nov. 10. That game will come just two days after Le Moyne opens its first season of Division I play at Georgetown.

The Villanova Wildcats’ 2023-24 Non-Conference Schedule
— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) August 15, 2023

Earlier this year, Le Moyne officials made the decision to make the move from Division II to Division I in all sports. The Dolphins will compete in the Northeast Conference. The jump to Division I begins this fall.

Villanova finished with a 17-17 record in Kyle Neptune’s first year as head coach following Jay Wright’s retirement after the 2022 Final Four. The Wildcats went 10-10 in the Big East last season.


Liverpool's Andreo Ash (32) announced Tuesday he will be playing his senior season at the Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut. Mark DiOrio | Contributing photographer

All-CNY boys basketball player of the year leaving Liverpool to play senior year at prep school (PS; $; McClendon)

Liverpool’s Andreo Ash announced Tuesday he will be playing his senior season at the Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut.

The 6-foot-8 stretch forward was named the All-Central New York boys basketball large school player of the year last season after leading the Warriors to a 21-4 record and a second-straight Section III Class AA title.

Ash said he made the decision with his family last week, but it was always his plan for his junior season to be his last at Liverpool.

“We knew that this was going to be the last year,” he said. “We actually thought after my sophomore year was probably going to be my last year, but I wanted to come back one more year.”

Last year, Ash led his team to a state semifinal berth, where he scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed six rebounds during a 57-55 loss to North Rockland.

Registration open for Eric Devendorf's 'ED23Hoops' camps with other former SU players (; Roth)

For the last several years, former SU basketball player Eric Devendorf has been giving back to the Syracuse Community through his “ED23Hoops” foundation, which has provided local kids everything from winter coats to mentoring and basketball lessons.

Later this month, Devendorf will be offering two basketball camps: a one-day clinic at the Solvay Community Center on Saturday, August 26th with SU basketball alum Tyler Lydon, and a four-day Nike basketball camp at the Tipp Hill Community Center beginning August 28th with other SU basketball alums taking part.

The one-day camp will be for 40 total participants and the four-day camp will have 60 spots.

The focus of the camps is to help players develop skill needed to succeed on the court and in life, Devendorf said.



The basic gyro from Kiki's. Charlie Miller

NYS Fair Food Hall of Fame: Coming in at #5… five food groups and a way-too-tiny napkin (PS; Miller)

Of the 10 inductees entering our New York State Fair Food Hall of Fame, just one contains members from all five food groups.

When you bite into this girthy sandwich, you’re climbing to the top of the good ol’ food pyramid. With that undersized napkin from Restaurant Row, you’re wiping away fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy all at once.

That’s why it’s our pleasure to welcome at the No. 5 slot ... THE GYRO! (Cue the applause and sappy music. Cue the tears from the high school kids assembling thousands of these tasty pita wraps from Kiki’s and King David’s, the two top gyro sellers on the Fairgrounds.)

“Kiki’s or King Davis, I never leave the Fair without grabbing one,” said Johnathan Croyle, a journalist who’s helped rank food at the fair for the past 10 years. “The messier the better.”

They can be messy, that’s for sure, but they’re filling and not all that bad for you. (I mean, it’s got to be healthier than a sausage sandwich or fried dough covered in sugar, right?)

Before we move onto the sandwich itself, let’s clear one thing up: How do you pronounce this thing? The Merriam Webster dictionary says gyro is pronounced yee-row. The “g” is silent, so it rhymes with “hero.” Most Americans don’t really care what Merriam Webster thinks, so we pronounce it jye-row.

Even Nader Hatem, the owner of King David’s restaurant in Fairmount, pronounces it ‘jye-row,’ and his family has been selling Middle Eastern food at the Fair and restaurants for 25 years.

Centro will begin round-trip service from downtown Syracuse to Hancock Airport (PS; Newcomb)

Centro will start making 13 daily round trips each weekday to the Syracuse airport starting on Sept. 5 from its downtown hub.

The first trip will arrive at the airport at 5:32 a.m. and the last will leave the airport around 7 p.m.. There will also be limited service to the airport on Saturdays, according to a Centro news release.

The hub is located at 599 S. Salina St.

The fare will be $1 for adults and 50 cents for seniors, children 6-9 and individuals with a disability. The new schedule can be found here.

There has been “tremendous growth,” at the airport in recent years, said Centro Chief Executive Officer Brian Schultz. There are over 2,500 employees at the airport.

The bus will pick up and drop off passengers near the Arrivals A area, which is close to the Terminal A baggage claim.

The service will be offered on a trial basis. Centro offered service to the airport in 2009, but it was discontinued due to low ridership.

In the spring, Centro will evaluate it and decide whether to make it permanent.

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