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

Welcome to National Teacher Day!

National Teacher Day honors and pays tribute to American educators. It is sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) and is part of Teacher Appreciation Week. On the day, students, parents, and others give thanks to their teachers, to teachers of their children, and to teachers in their community. Local communities and organizations are encouraged to honor teachers on the day. The day is also used to encourage people to become teachers.

The roots of the day go back to 1944, when Mattie White Woodridge, a teacher from Helena, Arkansas (and later principal at Helena's North End School), began a campaign to start a national day for teachers. She started correspondence with political and education leaders around the United States. At some point, she wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt, who helped take up her cause, and had a hand in convincing Congress to pass a joint resolution to create the day. Additionally, around 1948, a National Teachers Day Committee was formed. It helped introduce the joint resolution for the day to Congress, and in 1950 it asked the governors in all 48 states to enlist the public to push for the day's creation. Eventually, the 81st Congress, which was in office from January 1949 through January 1951, passed the joint resolution that designated the day to take place on the first Tuesday in March.

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How the loss of 2 major hotels could prevent Syracuse from hosting NCAA Tournament games (PS; $; Waters)

Syracuse University last hosted an NCAA men’s basketball tournament regional in 2015.

In the wake of recent announcements regarding the loss of close to 500 hotel rooms in the area near the SU campus, it could be a long time before March Madness returns to Syracuse.

Last week, the owner of the Crowne Plaza filed a proposal with the Syracuse Planning Commission to turn the 277-room hotel in a building with 287 residential units.

That news, coupled with Syracuse University’s previously announced plan to convert the Sheraton Hotel located on the school’s campus into a dormitory, would put Syracuse out of the running as an NCAA Tournament site before the race even starts.

“It’s a massive loss,’’ Danny Liedka, president of Visit Syracuse, the area’s tourism agency, said. “We won’t be able to host any NCAA Tournament games. Period.’’

In the 18 years from 1997 to 2015, Syracuse University served as the host city for the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional six times.

The university did not seek to host any NCAA Tournament games during the long-running renovation of the Carrier Dome — now known as the JMA Wireless Dome. The NCAA has already determined its sites for first and second round games and regionals in 2025 and 2026. Sites for Final Fours are locked in through 2030.

In a wide-ranging interview with John Wildhack in late March, SU’s athletic director indicated that the school planned on submitting a bid to host a regional during the upcoming bid process.

“That’s our plan,’’ Wildhack said. “We want to submit a bid.’’

But that plan took a hit with last week’s news regarding the future of the Crowne Plaza hotel.



Carlos Joins Syracuse Hoop Roster - Syracuse University Athletics (cuse.comi

Jaquan Carlos, a 6-0, 170 guard who spent the last three seasons at Hofstra, has announced his transfer to Syracuse. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Carlos is a two-time Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) All-Defensive Team member.

Carlos logged three campaigns with Hofstra and was a starter for the past two seasons. He saw court time in 19 contests as a freshman and Hofstra produced a 21-11 overall record, including a 13-5 mark in the CAA. Carlos was named to the CAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

As a sophomore in 2022-23, Carlos joined the starting lineup for 34-of-35 games. He averaged 6.7 points, 4.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 32.7 minutes per outing. Carlos was named to the CAA All-Defensive Team. The Pride finished 25-10 overall, 16-2 in the CAA, and earned a berth in the NIT.

In 2023-24, Carlos produced averages of 10.4 points, 6.3 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 35.5 minutes per game. He helped the Pride to a 20-13 overall record and a 12-6 CAA mark. Carlos ranked 14th among Division I performers in assist average. He was selected to the CAA All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive year.

He averaged 20.4 points per game in 19 contests as a freshman at Thomas Jefferson. In 2018-19, his sophomore campaign, he helped his team to a 21-7 overall record and a 21-2 mark in the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) and averaged 20.5 points an outing. Carlos upped his scoring average to 25.7 as a junior. He had a 92-point and a 90-point outing in his pandemic-shortened senior season. Carlos converted 10 3-pointers in each contest. Thomas Jefferson was 7-0 that season. Carlos graduated as the all-time leading scorer at Thomas Jefferson.

‘What happened?’ Michael Carter-Williams reflects on high expectations after Syracuse, ROTY (PS; $; Herbert)

“What happened” to former Syracuse basketball star Michael Carter-Williams?

Carter-Williams, 32, also known as MCW, is opening up about the high expectations he faced after leading SU to the Final Four in 2013 and winning the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year award. In a new essay for The Players Tribune, “What Happened To Michael Carter-Williams,” he reflects fondly on his time in Syracuse and offers some insight on where he is today.

“It felt larger than life. We punched our ticket to the Final Four, and the school was lit. This was Syracuse hoops in 2013. We were big,” Carter-Williams wrote. “There was a big, big block party on Castle Court that night. Everyone was down there. We were all hype. The music was blasting, but you could still hear people chanting and yelling over it all. Syracuse doesn’t have an NBA team, so their basketball at that time was like everything. It was like we were movie stars. On campus, people would mob and ask us to take pictures. People recognized you in town, everywhere you would go, and they would show you love.”

He said the “positive energy” helped guide him towards the NBA, where he was selected 11th overall in the 2013 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game in his first season with Philly, eventually being crowned ROTY — which he said only “added pressure.”

Carter-Williams’ career soon faced multiple setbacks, largely due to injuries, that left him bouncing around the league with multiple teams, including the Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks. MCW said he especially clashed with then-Bucks coach Jason Kidd, struggled with depression and felt so nervous he would be “peeing 15 times throughout the day.”

“It started small, like this little voice in my head telling me I had to be perfect all the time,” Carter-Williams wrote. “Once I had that mindset, I was doomed. I was constantly second-guessing myself. I stopped believing in what I could do on the court.”

Is it time for Syracuse to bring back guard Kadary Richmond? (; Shalam)

Guard Kadary Richmond is ranked as the number one remaining prospect by 247 sports in the portal. The former Syracuse player transferred from SU after his freshman year, averaging just over six points before transferring to Seton Hall. The Brooklyn native stayed with the Pirates all the way to his senior year, but is now looking for a new home for his fifth year. So is there a chance the Senior journey’s back to SU, and what type of impact would he have on the squad?

Richmond back to the 315

There’s been no true rumors that have signaled Richmond coming back to Syracuse, but that’s not to say it’s out of the picture. The guard knows the SU program, and could be open to the move with a new head coach than when he last played for the Orange. Former head coach Jim Boeheim had high praise for Richmond saying, “He’s a tremendous college player,” Boeheim said via “I don’t know how many guys in college are better than him. Just a few maybe, if that. What he does, he’s as good as anybody.” That high praise along with the fact that Richmond was once a player under Boeheim is a good sign for his return.

Richmond’s impact for SU

Regardless of if the guard comes back to Syracuse, he’s been a dominant force on the court for Seton Hall the past three seasons. Richmond averaged 14 points a game across his three years with the Pirates. In his junior year, he also shot 44% from three point range. That prolific scoring along with his 6’6” 210 frame makes Richmond extremely hard to defend against. If the guard was to commit, he would need a starting spot in the SU lineup. While I wrote an article about SU’s current starting five for next year last week, Richmond would take the spot of Chris Bell at shooting guard for next year. It’s simply too hard to keep the former Syracuse guard out of the lineup with the amount of talent he brings to the table.

Keeping Up With The 315 5-6-24 (ESPN; radio; the 315)

Brian starts the show with Portal Watch Day 50 where he goes over new SMBB transfers, some guys that opted to go to other schools over Syracuse, and more. Next, Brian goes over how the Sacco Six Pack and the #MWSK did on this past weekends sports bets. Finally, Brian wrapped the podcast up talking over the upcoming NCAA LAX tournament. The women’s team grabbed a #3 seed where the men’s acquired the #4 seed.

Kevin Sweeney "The 315" 5-6-24 (ESPN; radio; the 315)

Kevin Sweeney from Sports Illustrated joins Brian to discuss the current action of the MBB portal. They talk about the top guys still in the portal, some guys who have left, some that have joined, and more!

30 Minutes in Orange Nation 5-6-24 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Steve Infanti and Paulie Scibilia discuss the show talking about their eventful weekends including a belief of Paulie’s reinforced at Eric Devendorf’s charity basketball game. Then the guys react to a soundbite from Coach Allen Griffin on the No Destination podcast from this weekend. Later Jordan joins the guys to discuss sports beefs and which athlete would be best to have roasted.

(youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

What's the latest with Syracuse Basketball in the transfer portal? Well, Adrian Autry's squad appears to be going after a guard. Seton Hall Transfer Kadary Richmond might be in play, but UTSA's Jordan Ivy-Curry final three schools are Auburn, UCF, and Wake Forest. Plus, only Chris Bell remains in the Orange's class of 2022.

Grading the Syracuse Basketball Class of 2022 (youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

What's the latest with Syracuse Basketball in the transfer portal? Well, Adrian Autry's squad appears to be going after a guard. Seton Hall Transfer Kadary Richmond might be in play, but UTSA's Jordan Ivy-Curry final three schools are Auburn, UCF, and Wake Forest. Plus, only Chris Bell remains in the Orange's class of 2022.
Former Syracuse basketball player Tyler Ennis signs with Hapoel Tel Aviv (PS; $; Waters)
Former Syracuse basketball player Tyler Ennis has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv, according to an announcement from the Israeli Super League basketball team on Monday.

Ennis, 29, will join Hapoel Tel Aviv for the remainder of its regular season. Hapoel Tel Aviv has an 18-6 record and is currently in second place with the league’s 8-team playoffs beginning soon.

Ennis spent the 2023-24 season with Napoli Basket, helping the club to its first Italian Cup title in February. Ennis scored 21 points in a win over Olimpia Milano in the final game.

In 2013-14; his only year at Syracuse, Ennis averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 assists. The Orange started the season by winning its first 25 games. The team wound up losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Ennis entered the 2014 NBA draft and was taken with the No. 18 pick by the Phoenix Suns. He spent four years in the NBA, playing for the Suns, the Houston Rockets, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Syracuse men's basketball: Judah Mintz not invited to 2024 NBA Draft Combine (TNIAAM; Ostrowski)
After receiving an invite to the NBA Draft Combine last spring, Syracuse Orange Draft prospect Judah Mintz may not be making a second trip this year.

According to this official press release from the NBA, Mintz did not receive an invitation to return:

The NBA announced today that 78 players have been invited to the 2024 NBA Draft Combine, which will take place from May 12-19 at Wintrust Arena and the Marriott Marquis in Chicago.

Additionally, a select number of standout players from the 2024 NBA G League Elite Camp, which…
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 3, 2024

In total, 78 players were invited to this year’s combine for the 2024 NBA Draft. Mintz was projected as a mid-to-late second round pick last year back when he did receive an invitation to the 2023 draft combine. Mintz eventually announced he was returning to the Orange for his sophomore season.


CNY Jazz announces twin summer dining concert series (PS; $; CNY Jazz Central)

Music lovers and foodies across Central New York will experience an embarrassment of riches throughout the upcoming summer months, courtesy of CNY Jazz, presenter of the Jazz at Timber Banks and Jazz at the Sherwood dining series.

A diverse lineup of groups playing a wide variety of styles will perform every Tuesday at Persimmons in the Timber Banks golf and marina community in Baldwinsville and on Wednesdays on the Hannum House lawn next to the historic lakeside Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, two of the region’s most iconic upscale dining destinations.

“These series allow us to provide the region with its only ‘fine dining with fine music’ options for residents and visitors alike, on opposite ends of Central New York, for the entire summer,” said Larry Luttinger, CNY Jazz founder and director. “There are no cover charges, and our CNY Jazz annual donors will get 10% off food and drink as a benefit of their support for our non-profit arts organization.”

The music at Persimmons takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the restaurant, with full summer menu selections available. Reservations are suggested by calling 315-635-8812. Thirteen events are scheduled.

K-Rockathon Reboot: Syracuse radio station bringing back rock festival this summer (PS; Herbert)
K-Rockathon is returning to Central New York this summer.

Syracuse radio station K-Rock (WKRL, WKRH) announced Monday morning that the “K-Rockathon Reboot” will take place Saturday, July 27, at the New York State Fairgrounds’ Chevy Court stage. The 2024 rock festival will feature a nostalgic lineup that includes Brand New Sin, Boy Hits Car, Nonpoint, Stabbing Westward, Hoobastank and Puddle of Mudd.

“It might be our greatest accomplishment to bring Hoobastank back to Central New York,” morning show host Josh joked to “The Show” co-host Cody.

All of the performers have previously played K-Rockathon, which was last held in a scaled-down version at the former Lakeview Amphitheater in 2017 and 2018. Hoobstank, best known for the songs “Crawling in the Dark” and “The Reason,” previously headlined K-Rockathon in 2004.

Puddle of Mudd played in 2002, Stabbing Westward performed in 1998, and local band Brand New Sin joined the fun in 2007. Nu-metal band Nonpoint appeared at K-Rockathon at least three times, according to The Post-Standard archives.

Boy Hits Car, which performed at K-Rockathon in 2001, featured one of the festival’s most memorable moments when lead singer CRegg climbed a stage lighting tower and jumped into the crowd of 27,000 fans.

Biden adviser to visit Syracuse to discuss transportation, housing after elevated I-81 comes down (PS; Breidenbach)
A top White House adviser is expected to visit Syracuse Tuesday to talk about a $180 million federal grant for new roads, parks, bike paths and medians after the elevated Interstate 81 is torn down.

Tom Perez, director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and a senior Biden adviser, is scheduled to attend a roundtable discussion at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Park Community Center. Perez is also scheduled to visit the Brexialee Torres Ortiz Boys and Girls Club at Central Village.

The roundtable topic is “transportation equity and mobility, neighborhoods, and local hiring,” according to a news release.

The event is not open to the public.

Perez, of Maryland, was President Barack Obama’s secretary of labor and was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2017 to 2021.

Federal officials have already announced the $180 million award – the third largest from the $3.3 billion U.S. Department of Transportation’s Neighborhood Access and Equity Program.

The grant will be divided between the state ($150 million) and city ($30 million) to spend on specific projects, U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said in March.

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