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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011

Welcome to NYS Fair Dairy Day!

The 2023 Great New York State Fair will hold its 46th annual Dairy Day celebration with a full slate of events and opportunities for fairgoers to enjoy New York’s high-quality dairy products and learn about the state’s largest agricultural sector. Held Thursday, August 31, Dairy Day features a variety of activities to educate fairgoers about the State’s largest agricultural sector, recognize New York’s top dairy processors, and taste the very best of New York dairy.

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, “Dairy Day at the Great New York State Fair is consistently a highlight for many fairgoers. From getting to sample world class dairy products like milk, cheese, and ice cream, to learning more about the farmers, processors, and dairy cows who fuel the industry, there is no better way to showcase New York dairy.”

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News-Herald (SI; McAllister)

Class of 2025 Cleveland (OH) Richmond Heights shooting guard Dorian Jones is one of the best players at his position in his cycle. Jones, listed at 6-4, is rated a four star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals. He is ranked in the top 40 by 247Sports and ESPN, while Rivals has him in the top 50. On Wednesday, Syracuse extended an offer.

"Had a great conversation with the coaching staff," Jones said. "Coach Brendan. All we talked about was how he got into the program and the style of play."

This was not the first time Jones had heard from Syracuse, but the contact has been very recent. He said the Orange reached out last week and then the offer came on Wednesday.

"Just very blessed," Jones said.

The next step in the relationship between Jones and Syracuse is to schedule a visit so he can get a closer look at the program. Expect the two sides to try to get him on campus, potentially for a home game, sometime this fall or winter.

In the mean time, Jones and the Syracuse coaches will communicate and get to know each other better.

"I'm very interested in the program," Jones said. "I know they are known for their zone defense and have had a lot of great players and success."

Last season, Jones averaged 20.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.

Syracuse Basketball: 4-star big joins 4-star targets on preseason top team (itlh; Adler)

Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y., whose 2023-24 roster includes two Syracuse basketball four-star recruiting targets, has stacked its line-up even further.

In recent days, word came out that 2025 four-star center Alier Maluk would transfer to Long Island Lutheran from the Imani Christian Academy in Pittsburgh for his junior season, per a post on his X page.

The 6-foot-10 Maluk is a consensus top-50 national prospect in the 2025 class. He is rated as high as No. 21 overall in this cycle, according to .

Excited to announce that I will be attending Long Island Lutheran for my junior year.
— Alier Maluk (@Maluk_Alier12) August 27, 2023

Maluk holds more than a dozen scholarship offers from a range of high-major programs, per recruiting Web sites. When I wrote this article, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite placed him as the No. 2 center across the country in the junior recruiting class.

Two Long Island Lutheran players hold offers from Syracuse basketball.

Long Island Lutheran is a member of the loaded 10-team National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”), which is arguably the top high-school league nationwide. A season ago, in 2022-23, the Crusaders finished second in the NIBC regular-season standings and earned a berth in this spring’s GEICO Nationals, while finishing with a record of 23-3.

Looking ahead to 2023-24, Long Island Lutheran is viewed as a preseason top-five national team, one of the top squads in the NIBC, and a significant contender to again return to the GEICO Nationals, according to high-school hoops experts.



Former basketball coach P.J. Carlesimo. left talks with former Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

How N.J. legend P.J. Carlesimo put one over on Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim (; Gomez)

If you’ve ever been involved in a surprise party, you know it’s nearly impossible to pull off. That’s why ESPN broadcaster Sean McDonough and NBA analyst P.J. Carlesimo were enlisted to help execute a surprise tribute dinner for Syracuse University basketball legend Jim Boeheim that included a list of 500 guests, according to Mike Waters of

McDonough and Carlesimo, both members of Boeheim’s first coaching staff at Syracuse in 1976, did their best to make their run-in with Boeheim at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York believable.

The plan was for them to bump into Boeheim, who would be there rubbing elbows with donors. After 47 years as Syracuse’s men’s basketball coach, Boeheim was named Special Assistant to the Athletic Director in March. One of his main duties is to raise funds for the university.

McDonough and Carlesimo’s explanation for the “chance” encounter: They were there to luxuriate in Oak Hill’s magnificent course.

Upon meeting with Boeheim, McDonough felt that the surprise had been ruined. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

According to Waters:

When Boeheim walked into the tent set up outside Oak Hill’s club, he saw a room filled with 500 guests. They rose to give Boeheim a standing ovation.

“He was completely surprised,’’ McDonough said. “He had tears in his eyes.’’


NYS Fair concert guide: Ludacris and Armed Forces Day (Thurs. Aug. 31) (PS; Herbert)

Welcome to our daily New York State Fair concert guide! We’ll be publishing a list of music performers and showtimes every day of the 2023 NYS Fair on

There are two main stages: Suburban Park (formerly known as Chevy Park) and Chevy Court. Suburban Park will host the Fair’s largest concerts in the New York Experience area on the west end near Gate 10, in the back of the Midway and past the Expo Center. Chevy Court is located near Gate 1, next to the Center of Progress Building and by the Dairy Products Building. Both have limited seating available.

No tickets are required for concerts. All are free with admission to the Fair, which is $6 — and free for seniors 65 and older and kids 12 and under. Thursday is Armed Forces Day; all active military or veterans receive free admission with identification (Military ID Card, form DD-214 or NYS Driver License, Learner Permit or non-driver ID card with a veteran designation).


Food at the Savannah Banana game on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Savannah Bananas tickets: Where to buy seats to sold-out Syracuse, Cooperstown shows (PS; Axelson)

The wildly-popular Savannah Bananas “Banana Ball” tour is scheduled to arrive in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, September 14, and even though the show sold out fast, fans can still get tickets to the game online.

The Savannah Bananas — a viral, Harlem Globetrotter-like baseball show — are more popular than ever, after getting prime billing during ESPN’s recent ESPN8: The Ocho event. Prices online for both the 9/14 show in Syracuse and 9/16 show in Cooperstown reflect that popularity, with even the cheapest seats starting well over $100.

The good news is, there are resale tickets available for Banana Ball on sites like StubHub, VividSeats and SeatGeek.Here’s a look at the best prices available for the Savannah Bananas in Upstate New York:


  • Thursday, September 14 - NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse: Tickets start at $189
  • Saturday, September 16 - Doubleday Field, Cooperstown: Tickets start at $135
  • Thursday, September 14 - NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse: Tickets start at $175
  • Saturday, September 16 - Doubleday Field, Cooperstown: Tickets start at $200
  • Thursday, September 14 - NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse: Tickets start at $237
  • Saturday, September 16 - Doubleday Field, Cooperstown: Tickets start at $133

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