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

Welcome to Blackout Wednesday!

Blackout Wednesday, sometimes referred to as Drinksgiving, takes place the night before Thanksgiving Day, and in some parts of the United States is one of the biggest drinking and party nights of the year. Many college students come back to their hometown for Thanksgiving, and go to bars the night before to meet their friends whom they haven't seen while away at school. Many bars mark the occasion by having promotions and drink specials as well. Thanksgiving is usually a low stress holiday for college aged kids, where gifts don't need to be purchased, and older family members do the preparing of meals. This leaves college aged kids with more expendable cash, and the luxury of eating a big meal the day after drinking without having to prepare it.

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Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Adrian Autry is ready to show fans his new take on the Orange as he embarks on a new era for Syracuse.N. Scott Trimble |

Autry starts to build his SU basketball program: ‘It’s the same standard’ (PS; $; Waters)

Chris Bell flounders in Benny Williams' absence as Syracuse loses to No. 11 Gonzaga (DO; O'Brien)

With three minutes remaining and No. 11 Gonzaga leading by 10, Syracuse’s two forwards who were the presumed starters at the beginning of the season sat on the bench.

Chris Bell finished his day with a technical foul after bumping into his head coach and only making two shots. And Benny Williams, who didn’t play a single second after having impact minutes against No. 7 Tennessee the game before, seemed dejected as he wore all-blue warm-up clothes on the bench in the SU’s 76-57 defeat against the Bulldogs.

If Syracuse (3-2, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked to have any chance to beat No. 11 Gonzaga (3-1, 0-0 West Coast Conference), the forwards were going to have to compliment the guard play of Judah Mintz and J.J. Starling, who finished with 64% of the team’s points. But Bell finished 2-for-18 shooting and missed just one of his 10 3-point attempts, while Williams remained absent on the floor.

SU head coach Adrian Autry offered no comment when asked why Williams did not play.

Against Tennessee Monday, Williams played in his second game of the season and scored eight points off the bench. Williams missed Syracuse’s second exhibition game and first two regular season games after being given a suspension for a violation of team rules.

Williams had some impact even though the Orange lost to Tennessee. On his first shot, Williams nailed a contested jumper to give the Orange a 10-9 lead. One possession later, Williams made a 3-pointer to increase the lead to four points.

But during today’s game, Williams remained on the bench wearing blue sweats, watching as his fellow forward struggled to make a dent in the game.

Axe: SU drops another game in Hawaii and what’s up with Benny Williams? (podcast) (PS; podcast; Axe)

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team has been 0-for-Hawaii so far in the Maui Invitational and now may have a distraction on its hands.

Donna Ditota and I broke down SU’s 76-57 loss to Gonzaga and discussed what we know (hint: it’s not much) about why Benny Williams did not play against the Zags.

We also talked about SU’s struggles from the 3-point line, rebounding and on defense and what SU is gaining from the school of hard knocks they have attended by playing two Top 11 teams in Hawaii.

Frontcourt feasts as Gonzaga Bulldogs defeat Syracuse Orange in Maui Invitational | 5 keys vs UCLA! (; video)

Mark Few and the Gonzaga Bulldogs rebounded from Monday's loss to Purdue to defeat the Syracuse Orange, 76-57.

Episode 455- Syracuse Football/Basketball: Wake Forest Preview/Maui Talk! (; podcast; Cuse Militia)

What's up Cuse Nation?!?! Well Well Well! We're back with some more to talk about in regards to football. The AD names players in a self own and we discuss? So, if these said players could have been starters at SU but likely got paid more to play less, WHERE DO YOU THINK THE PROBLEM IS?????? Then, we'll talk wake and Maui!

30 Minutes In Orange Nation 11-21-23 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Paulie Scibilia starts the show with producer Jordan Capozzi reacting to yesterday’s loss for Syracuse men’s basketball against Tennessee. Then, Brian Higgins joins Paulie as the pair reacts to Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule’s recent comments that may or may not be about Syracuse football. Later, a caller caps off the show with some final thoughts on the Orange’s chances today against Gonzaga.



The house on the roof of the former Moyer carriage factory in Syracuse will be lit up for the holidays and beyond, starting in December 2023. The building is being turned into 128 loft apartments as part of a $55 million redevelopment.Callie Cushman | Hueber-Breuer Construction

Syracuse’s famous house on the factory roof to light up for the holidays (PS; $; Moriarty)

Syracuse’s iconic house on a factory roof is about to become a lot more visible at night.

The development group that is turning the former Moyer carriage factory into loft apartments plans to install lights outlining the house and its windows.

Housing Visions is selling sponsorships of the lighting display to raise money for its housing programs, including services that will be offered to tenants of the Moyer Carriage Lofts.

Ben Lockwood, president and CEO of Housing Visions, said the lights will be turned on in December in time for the Christmas holiday.

They won’t go away after the holiday, however. Lockwood said the plan is to keep them on the house to illuminate the North Side structure year-round.

The lighting display will be easily visible to people traveling into the city from Interstate 81, reminiscent of the holiday lighting on Crouse Hospital’s clock tower.

“Our goal is to make it permanent,” Lockwood said. “Ideally, we’ll be able to make it various colors and patterns.”

The two-story house has intrigued passersby since Harvey Moyer built his carriage factory at North Salina and Wolf streets nearly 130 years ago. Decades-old rumor had it that someone lived in the house, but it actually just housed mechanical equipment for the factory’s elevator.

Central New York’s 2023 guide to where you can buy or cut your own Christmas Tree (PS; Dellinger)

Thanksgiving is Thursday, which means many people will start heading out this weekend to get their Christmas tree.

Below is a list of farms where you can either cut your own tree or purchase one already cut. Many offer wreaths and other greenery for decorating and some are open now. Others open on Black Friday.

Some of the farms also offer a shop where you can purchase gifts.

Make sure to check with the farm before heading out in case the hours change or they run out of trees.

Did we miss one? Let us know at

Onondaga County


Springside Farm

1850 Route 91, 315-683-5860

Hours/Days: 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through Dec. 18.

Whitetail Tree Farm

1949 Pompey Center Road, 315-313-2972

Hours/Days: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Black Friday and weekends until Dec. 17, call ahead on weekdays.


Rocking Horse Farm

3736 Apulia Road, 315-247-0122

Hours/Days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends, weekdays by appointment.


Hafner’s Cut Your Own

8500 Green Lakes Road, 315-458-2231

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