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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Chocolate Milkshake Day!
National Chocolate Milkshake day is dedicated to the chocolate version of the frothy and thick drink, that is usually made with milk, ice cream, and flavored syrup. Milkshakes were first mentioned in print in Britain in 1885, and may have contained whiskey at the time. By the turn of the 20th century, they were seen as being more wholesome, and the alcohol was replaced with syrups such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Another version of the milk shake, the malted milkshake, was invented in 1887. This shake added malted milk, which consists of a mixture of evaporated milk, wheat flour, and malted barley. Other names for a milkshake include frappé, frosted, thick shake, and cabinet, which is the term used in Rhode Island. Milkshakes have traditionally been sold in many places: malt or soda shops, ice cream shops, diners, fast food restaurants, and other similar type of establishments. Many times milkshakes are made with a blender using a stainless steel cup. As not all of the milkshake always fits in a glass, the stainless steel cup with the extra mixture is brought to the table with a spoon.
SU sports has a new collective: ‘If you’re gonna compete ... you need to have a good NIL program’ (PS; Ditota)
Syracuse University is officially rolling out its preferred Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) collective this morning.
The university has contracted with SANIL (Student-Athlete NIL) to offer a one-stop shopping experience for fans to support SU teams and pay athletes.
The collective, called Orange United, held something of a soft opening last weekend, when the men’s soccer team signed autographs for money.
Syracuse is one of 31 athletic programs nationally that have paired with SANIL to streamline and professionalize collectives to better serve athletic programs and potential donors.
Among the perks: It can provide SU’s international athletes with a way to enter NIL deals without violating their visa statuses. And donors can direct their money to an athlete, a sport or contribute to the SU athletic department.
Orange United has a board of directors and is in the process of announcing a general manager. The board, comprised of businesspeople, a former congressman, a lawyer and lobbyist, two NIL experts and former Syracuse athletes, will be charged with drumming up NIL interest primarily from local and regional businesses.
Orange United is an official sponsor of SU athletics and has partnered with Syracuse’s multimedia rights company – Learfield – to provide marks and logos for SU athletes to use for their NIL transactions.
“It’s 2023,” said SU athletic director John Wildhack. “This is college athletics and if you’re gonna compete at the highest level, which is what we want to do, you need to have a good NIL program.”
Wildhack said he and his SU colleagues “did a lot of research” on SANIL (pronounced “Sah-NEEL”) before deciding to hire the company. He said he talked with colleagues who have partnered with SANIL to gain insight into how the company works. Familiar SANIL schools include Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Notre Dame and Colgate.
Syracuse Orange: New commercial NIL collective in ‘Cuse has big goals (itlh; Adler)
A new commercial collective focused on name, image and likeness (“NIL”) opportunities for Syracuse Orange student-athletes has launched in Central New York.
The name of the collective is Orange United, and it is being managed by the Atlanta-based Student Athlete NIL (“SANIL”), which currently operates more than two-dozen commercial collectives nationwide and has more than 1,000 student-athletes under retainer contract.
Among the commercial collectives run by SANIL, within the Atlantic Coast Conference, are ones at Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.
Jason Belzer, the founder of SANIL, said in a phone interview that Orange United has signed a deal with multi-media rights company LEARFIELD to be an official partner of, and the preferred collective for, SU Athletics.
A commercial collective has launched to support Syracuse Orange student-athletes.
Belzer says that he’s in the process of hiring a full-time manager for Orange United, and that manager will be based in Syracuse. This new commercial collective also has a board of directors in place, with nine people presently serving on it. Belzer says the board is comprised of the following individuals:
•Jim Cavale, former founder and CEO of INFLCR, current chairman of Athletes.org
•Joe Burton, former Syracuse football offensive guard, president of CoreOne Industrial
•Jackie Ferrari, founder and CEO of American Fashion Network
•Chedy Hampson, founder and former CEO of TCGplayer
•Keenan Hale, former Syracuse football wide receiver
•John Katko, former U.S. congressman from New York
•Dave Meluni, associate teaching professor of sport management at SU
•Justyn Knight, former Syracuse track and field national champion
•Karen Zajick, former point guard for Syracuse women’s basketball, president of Norris Sales Co.
Syracuse Basketball: Analyst predictions arrive for 5-star target Jalil Bethea (itlh; Adler)
If a couple of analyst predictions made on Monday for 2024 five-star guard Jalil Bethea ring true, Syracuse basketball isn’t going to win out in the recruiting sweepstakes of this consensus top-20 national prospect.
Of course, we’ve all seen before that such projections can end up not being accurate, however, two well-known recruiting insiders have logged predictions for the 6-foot-4 Bethea in the direction of Atlantic Coast Conference member Miami.
Those experts are Trilly Donovan and On3 national analyst Jamie Shaw, both of whom are extremely plugged into the world of high-school hoops recruiting.
Jalil Bethea has a top five of the ‘Cuse, Alabama, Kansas, Miami and Villanova. He is fresh off an official visit to the Hurricanes this past weekend, and he’s also recently taken official visits to both Kansas and Villanova, a hometown school.
Wildfires force Maui Invitational move to Honolulu; Syracuse will compete in star-studded field (PS; Ditota)
The Maui Invitational will move to Honolulu after wildfires decimated areas of Maui last month.
Seth Davis of The Messenger reported the new tournament site this morning. The move had been anticipated. Syracuse.com sources said an official announcement was likely on Friday.
The Maui Invitational field includes Syracuse University and, as usual, features an array of some of the top teams in the nation. In addition to SU and Chaminade, the host school, the field includes Kansas, UCLA, Gonzaga, Tennessee, Marquette and Purdue. Syracuse will play Tennessee in the first game of the tournament, which runs from Nov. 20-22.
The University of Hawaii’s SimpliFi Arena will host the Maui Invitational, Davis reported. The new venue seats 10,300, which would be much larger than the Lahaina Civic Center’s 2,400-seat capacity. The civic center reportedly was not damaged, but much of Lahaina was reduced to ash by devastating wildfires that swept the region and claimed 115 lives.
4-star guard, top-50 player, high interest in Syracuse basketball, may visit (itlh; Adler)
Syracuse basketball, late last month, offered a scholarship to 2025 four-star shooting guard Dorian Jones from Ohio, and the top-50 national prospect said in a recent interview that he’s “very interested” in the Orange.
The 6-foot-4 Jones is a standout junior at Richmond Heights High School in Richmond Heights, Ohio, near Cleveland. Per a recent article by SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister, as a sophomore in the 2022-23 season, Jones averaged an impressive 20.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per contest.
More recently, Jones earned high marks from high-school hoops experts for his play this spring and summer on the AAU circuit for the 16U team of the Columbus, Ohio-based All Ohio Red in Nike’s EYBL league.
Additionally, this relatively new ‘Cuse recruiting target was a standout at the 2023 Nike Elite 100 Camp, a prestigious event that took place in June.
Syracuse basketball could end up welcoming 2025 four-star guard Dorian Jones on a visit.
Since landing an Orange offer on August 30, per his X page, other new scholarship offers that have arrived for Jones include Southern California, Illinois, LSU and Oklahoma.
Carrie Underwood performs onstage at The 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage)
Festa Italiana, Carrie Underwood, Jordan Fall Festival: 16 things to do this week in Central NY (PS; Croyle)
Summer is supposed to be the time for festivals, right? Though summer seems to be winding down, we still have one last full week of it and it is loaded with big festivals all over Central New York. There is Wayne Mahar’s Canine Carnival at Jamesville Beach, Jordan’s 77th annual Fall Festival, the Parade of Homes, the lacrosse-themed Wooden Stick Festival at Onondaga Lake, Oswego’s Porchfest, and the 25th annual Festa Italiana in downtown Syracuse. They provide one last chance this summer to meet up with friends and family, listen to live music outdoors, and eat some great food. You still have some room after the State Fair, right? There are also two more concerts at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater and country superstar Carrie Underwood will be at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
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Falling in Reverse
Postponed in June because of the smoke from Canadian wildfires, the Falling in Reverse concert at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater is set to go on Tuesday. The show includes guests Ice Nine Kills, Slaughter To Prevail, and Crown The Empire. Tickets for the original show will be honored for the new date. Tickets are still available at Live Nation. Shinedown, Papa Roach and Spiritbox are at the Amp on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m.
Where: 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse
When: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
How much: Ticket prices vary.
Onondaga Audubon Open House
Join the Onondaga Audubon for an open house on Wednesday evening at the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center. See what they do to help birds and other wildlife in Central New York and learn about the programs, field trips and sanctuaries for birds they offer. They will have scopes set up for birdwatching on the lake, light refreshments, and door prizes.
Where: 270 Restoration Way, Syracuse
When: Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
How much: Free
ThursdayParade of Homes
The annual Parade of Homes kicks off its eleven-day run on Thursday at the River Grove development of Radisson. Tour six new homes and pick up some great interior decorating ideas. Play the daily trivia game and win prizes. Visit hbrcny.com for a calendar of special theme days and a food truck schedule. You can also purchase advance tickets for $12 through Sept. 13. Tickets at the gate during the Parade are $15.
Where: Hickory Knoll Lane, Baldwinsville
When: Sept. 14-24, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
How much: Advance tickets are $12; $15 at the gate after the Parade begins.
Voices on the Underground RailroadThe Carriage House in Auburn hosts a talk about a collection of short narratives, “Voices on the Underground Railroad,” which were written and mapped by students at Cornell University. It focuses on documented and rumored Underground Railroad stations in Central and Western New York, including the Seward House. The event is free, but a reservation is encouraged by filling out the form here. Donations are welcome.
Where: 203 Genesee Street, Auburn
When: Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
How much: Free but donations are welcome.
What used to be a ski lodge is now the Inn Complete on SU’s South Campus. This addition adds new food options to SU’s dining experience.
After being closed for 3 years, the Inn Complete is ready to welcome back students (DO; Hudson)
The red wooden building housing the Inn Complete has served many purposes. It was once Syracuse University’s ski lodge, where students could ski right into the building and come upstairs to eat. Years later, it became SU’s only university-owned bar, a respite for graduate students at the end of long weeks until its closure in 2020.
“We have pictures from the ‘40s of people gathering here, used to be a ski lodge,” said Claire O’Boyle Downey, the Director of Catering for Food Services at SU. “People would ski into (the lodge), into that space, lock up their things and then come upstairs.”
After a multi-year renovation, the Inn Complete returned to campus as a restaurant and event space on Monday, adding a new option to the university’s dining landscape. Catering supervisor Nikki Alic said that the Inn is unique from SU’s other meal options because of its atmosphere.
“It is definitely a cool space. It’s homey, it’s got a fireplace, we’ve got a game space upstairs, and it’s kind of just calm,” Alic said.
Originally used as a barn, the building was renovated to become a ski lodge in 1947. The lodge included a snack bar, classroom and a 30-meter ski jump. It served as a hub for the university’s ski team for decades until the construction of new student apartments on South Campus rendered the lodge inactive.