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

Welcome to Chocolate Chip Day!

Chocolate chips are small chunks of sweetened chocolate, often teardrop-shaped, with flat, circular bases. They may also be rectangular or square in shape, and vary in size, but are usually quite small. The original chocolate chips were made of semi-sweet chocolate. Today there are many other flavors, including bittersweet, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white and dark swirl, peanut butter, mint chocolate, and butterscotch. They are commonly used as an ingredient or component of muffins, cakes, pancakes, trail mix, granola bars, and ice cream. They are likely most popularly used in Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The invention of chocolate chips goes back to the 1930s. Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, cut up pieces of Nestlé chocolate and added them to a cookie recipe. Her recipe was added to the packaging of Nestlé chocolate bars in 1939, and a tool to chop the chocolate bar was also included. By 1941, Nestlé began selling chocolate chips as we know them today! Nestlé is still a major producer of chocolate chips, as is the Hershey Company. On National Chocolate Chip Day, we enjoy chocolate chips in as many recipes as we can!

SU News

(youtube; podcast; Waters)

Syracuse basketball commit Donnie Freeman discusses the past year at IMG, his rise in the national rankings and his expectations for the Orange in the 2024-25 season.

Why I LOVE that Syracuse Basketball is Most Likely Headed to Vegas in 2025-26 (youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Syracuse Basketball still has three open scholarships available. Adrian Autry's squad can use another guard like Colgate's Braeden Smith, the reigning Patriot League Player of the Year, and 6'11" BYU forward Noah Waterman. The Orange also appear to be finalizing a deal to participate in the Vegas NIL "Players Era Festival" in 2025-26.

30 Minutes in Orange Nation 5-14-24 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Steve Infanti and Paulie Scibilia start the show with a creative way to “fix” the transfer portal. Later Jordan joins the guys to go over the day’s national sports topics until things get derailed by a confession regarding the Orange Nation group chat.

Keeping Up With The 315 (ESPN; radio; The 315)

Brian Higgins gets things started today with some portal news. He talks more on Eddie Lampkin, and went over some possible replacement options if it is needed. Next, Brian discusses a hiring in the state of Wisconsin with ties to Syracuse. Finally, Brian goes over the partially released NFL schedule that came out. He talks big matchups, Brady’s first broadcast, and more.

30 Minutes in Orange Nation 5-13-24 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Steve Infanti and Paulie Scibilia start off discussing the rumors that circulated social media this weekend regarding Eddie Lampkin’s commitment to Syracuse. Then, they move the conversation forward before a longtime listener chimes in with his thoughts on the topic. Later, the hosts discuss a controversy surrounding Syracuse women’s lacrosse’s NCAA Tournament win over Stony Brook on Sunday.

Syracuse Basketball: Transfer big Noah Waterman, NY native, would be a great fit at SU (itlh; Adler)

Word broke this week that BYU senior big man Noah Waterman has entered the transfer portal, and I've seen a ton of comments from Syracuse basketball fans on social media and in chat rooms stating that they hope Orange coaches will give Waterman a look.

The 6-foot-11 Waterman, who has one year of collegiate eligibilty remaining, is a native of Savannah, N.Y., which is about 40 miles away from Syracuse. He started his career at Niagara before heading to Detroit Mercy and then Big 12 Conference member BYU.

While the spring transfer-portal window in college basketball closed on May 1, his head coach at BYU, Mark Pope, took the top job at Kentucky, meaning that Waterman had 30 days after Pope's departure for the Wildcats to enter the portal, per media reports.

Naturally, we'll have to see if Pope and Kentucky end up pursuing Waterman. Candidly, I do not know if there is any sort of mutual interest between the 'Cuse staff and Waterman.


Acaden Lewis (courtesy of X)

Syracuse Basketball: 4-stars, 5-stars whom SU might watch in live period this weekend (itlh; Adler)

The first spring live period will transpire this coming weekend on the various shoe-sponsored AAU circuits, and I'll be curious to see which four-star and five-star prospects the Syracuse basketball staff might end up watching.

These kinds of NCAA evaluation periods enable college coaches to watch recruits in person. There is an evaluation period from May 17 to May 19, during the same time that the three main AAU leagues will hold sessions around the country.

Now, it's an assumption on my part that the Orange coaching staff will be out and about during this live period. I say this in part because 'Cuse coaches, presumably, continue to work on finalizing their roster for the 2024-25 season.

Candidly, it would surprise me if Syracuse basketball coaches aren't watching targets amid this live period. Stay tuned on that.

By the way, per their respective Web sites, this upcoming weekend, Nike's EYBL league will be in Indianapolis, the Under Armour Association league will be in the Cincinnati area, and the Adidas 3SSB league will be in Bryan, Texas.

Tracking which high school prospects may get watched by Syracuse basketball at this weekend's live period.

Nike's EYBL League

17U Division

Baltimore-based Team Melo
Kiyan Anthony, four-star shooting guard in the 2025 class
Tyler Jackson, four-star point guard in the 2025 class

Oxon Hill, Md.-based Team Durant
Acaden Lewis, four-star guard in the 2025 class
Cam Ward, four-star forward in the 2025 class

Boston-based Expressions Elite
Nigel James, four-star point guard in the 2025 class
London Jemison, four-star small forward in the 2025 class

Charlotte, N.C.-based Team United
Sadiq White Jr., five-star forward in the 2025 class

Washington, D.C.-based Team Takeover
Jordan Smith Jr., five-star shooting guard in the 2026 class
Derek Dixon, four-star combo guard in the 2025 class

Albany, N.Y.-based City Rocks
Imahri Wooten, four-star wing in the 2026 class

Miami-based Nightrydas Elite
Dante Allen, four-star guard in the 2025 class

Former Syracuse guard Judah Mintz with a mixed at G league camp (; Shalam)

It’s been just over a month since star Syracuse guard Judah Mintz announced he was not returning to the Orange for the 2024-25 season. The Baltimore native was in Chicago this past weekend for the G-league elite combine, and competed among some of the best young talents in basketball. Mintz played two games over the weekend with his performances in both being nearly polar opposites.

In the first contest, the guard had 13 points on five of nine shooting while also dishing out eight assists. Mintz also had just three turnovers in the game. As for game two, Mintz’s performance was completely different, finishing with one point, while going one for four from the foul line and having three assists.

It’s hard to say as of right now where Mintz ranks among guards who are aiming to be drafted next month. It’s not out of the question that Mintz could be drafted in the second round, but it’s hard to tell where he stands among other prospects right now. Before this past season started, ESPN projected Starling and Mintz to both be taken in the second round. This time around though, the guard was not featured in ESPN’s most recent mock draft. Mintz was not invited to stay in Chicago this week for the NBA draft combine.

Another former Orange player was also in attendance at the camp this past weekend along with Mintz. Center Jesse Edwards was also in Chicago and shined in both games. Edwards scored 21 points and had 17 rebounds over the two games. That was good enough to get an invite to stay the week in Chicago for the NBA combine. Edwards was one of five players who got invited to the combine through the G-league camp.

Both Mintz and Edwards will most likely play in the NBA summer league after the NBA combine is over.

Top 100 Basketball Recruits (2024 May 14) (RX; HM)

Top 100 Basketball Recruits (2024 May 14)

From 24/7 Sports, here are the Top 100 Basketball Recruits for 2024:

RankPlayerNameHigh School, etc.PosHt / WtCollege
1Cooper FlaggMontverde Academy
(Montverde, FL)
PF6-9 / 195Duke
2Ace BaileyMcEachern
(Powder Springs, GA)
SF6-8 / 195Rutgers
3Dylan HarperDon Bosco Prep
(Ramsey, NJ)
CG6-6 / 210Rutgers
4Khaman MaluachNBA Academy Africa
(South Africa, SOUT)
C7-1 / 250Duke
5VJ EdgecombeLong Island Lutheran
(Glen Head, NY)
SG6-5 / 180Baylor
6Tre JohnsonLink Academy (Dallas, TX)SG6-6 / 190Texas
7Jalil BetheaArchbishop Wood
(Warminster, PA)
SG6-4 / 170Miami
8Ian JacksonOur Saviour Lutheran
School (Bronx, NY)
SG6-5 / 185North Carolina
9Jayden QuaintanceWord Of God Christian
Academy (Raleigh, NC)
C6-9 / 230Arizona State
10Liam McNeeleyMontverde Academy
(Montverde, FL)
SF6-7 / 210Connecticut
11Drake PowellNorthwood (Pittsboro, NC)SF6-6 / 195North Carolina
12Derik QueenMontverde Academy
(Montverde, FL)
C6-10 / 240Maryland
13Isaiah EvansNorth Mecklenburg
(Huntersville, NC)
SF6-6 / 170Duke
14Flory BidungaKokomo (Kokomo, IN)C6-8 / 215Kansas
15Donnie FreemanIMG Academy
(Bradenton, FL)
PF6-9 / 190Syracuse
16Derrion ReidProlific Prep (Napa, CA)PF6-7 / 180Alabama
17Kon KnueppelWisconsin Lutheran
(Milwaukee, WI)
SF6-5 / 205Duke
18Asa NewellMontverde Academy
(Montverde, FL)
PF6-9 / 205Georgia
19Patrick Ngongba IIPaul VI Catholic
(Fairfax, VA)
C6-11 / 235Duke
20Boogie FlandArchbishop Stepinac
(White Plains, NY)
CG6-2 / 170Arkansas
21Rob WrightMontverde Academy
(Montverde, FL)
PG6-0 / 165Baylor
22Joson SanonVermont Academy
(Saxtons River, VT)
SF6-5 / 188Arizona
23Karter KnoxOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)SF6-5 / 225Arkansas
24Annor BoatengLittle Rock Central
(Little Rock, AR)
SF6-6 / 210Missouri
25Billy RichmondCamden (Camden, NJ)SF6-5 / 200Arkansas
26Carter BryantCentennial (Corona, CA)PF6-8 / 225Arizona
27Tahaad PettifordHudson Catholic
(Jersey City, NJ)
PG6-1 / 170Auburn
28Bryson TuckerBishop O'Connell
(Arlington, VA)
SF6-6 / 180Indiana
29Morez JohnsonThornton Township
(Harvey, IL)
C6-9 / 235Illinois
30Aiden SherrellProlific Prep (Napa, CA)C6-10 / 215Alabama
31Ahmad NowellImhotep Institute
(Philadelphia, PA)
CG6-0 / 180Connecticut
32Labaron PhilonLink Academy
(Branson, MO)
PG6-4 / 177Alabama
33Trent PerryHarvard Westlake
(Studio City, CA)
PG6-4 / 175UCLA
34Jase RichardsonColumbus (Miami, FL)CG6-3 / 180Michigan State
35Khani RoothsIMG Academy
(Bradenton, FL)
PF6-8 / 200tbd
36Jackson McAndrewWayzata (Minneapolis, MN)PF6-9 / 210Creighton
37Darren HarrisPaul VI Catholic(Fairfax, VA)SF6-6 / 195Duke
38Kanon CatchingsOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)PF6-8 / 185Purdue
39Naas CunninghamSouthern California Academy
(Castaic, CA)
SF6-7 / 180Alabama
40Thomas SorberArchbishop Ryan
(Philadelphia, PA)
C6-9 / 250Georgetown
41Somto CyrilOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)C6-10 / 240Georgia
42Sir MohammedMyers Park (Charlotte, NC)CG6-7 / 205Notre Dame
43Juni MobleyWasatch Academy
(Mount Pleasant, UT)
CG6-2 / 185Ohio State
44Rakease PassmoreCombine Academy
(Asheville, NC)
SF6-5 / 180Kansas
45Cam ScottLexington
(Lexington, SC)
SG6-5 / 165South Carolina
46Tyler BetseySt. Thomas More
(Windsor, CT)
PF6-8 / 185Cincinnati
47Zoom DialloProlific Prep (Napa, CA)PG6-4 / 190Washington
48David CastilloSunrise Christian
(Wichita, KS)
CG6-1 / 180Kansas State
49Mercy MillerNotre Dame
(Sherman Oaks, CA)
SG6-4 / 180Houston
50Larry JohnsonSouthern California Academy
(Castaic, CA)
SG6-4 / 175Creighton
51Elijah MooreOur Saviour Lutheran School
(Bronx, NY)
SG6-4 / 170Syracuse
52Jamari PhillipsDream City Christian
(Glendale, AZ)
SG6-3 / 190Arizona
53Jahki HowardOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)SF6-6 / 185Auburn
54Kur TengBradford Christian Academy
(Haverhill, MA)
SG6-4 / 185Michigan State
55Austin SwartzCannon School (Concord, NC)SG6-4 / 180Miami
56Jaeden MustafOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)CG6-4 / 205Georgia Tech
57Kayvaun MulreadyWorcester Academy
(Worcester, MA)
SG6-4 / 210Georgetown
58Isaiah ElohimSierra Canyon
(Chatsworth, CA)
SF6-5 / 190USC
59Peyton MarshallOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)C7-0 / 300Missouri
60Justin PippenSierra Canyon
(Chatsworth, CA)
CG6-3 / 180Michigan
61John BolOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)C7-1 / 190Ole Miss
62Jason AsemotaHillcrest Prep (Phoenix, AZ)SF6-8 / 190Baylor
63Josiah MoseleyStony Point
(Round Rock, TX)
PF6-6 / 205Villanova
64Gicarri HarrisGrayson (Loganville, GA)CG6-4 / 180Purdue
65Damarius OwensWestern Reserve Academy
(Hudson, OH)
SF6-8 / 190Marquette
66Eric FreenyCentennial (Corona, CA)SG6-3 / 180UCLA
67Paul McNeilRichmond (Raleigh, NC)SG6-6 / 185NC State
68Jaiden GloverThe Patrick School
(Hillside, NJ)
SF6-5 / 190St. John's
69Marcus AllenNorland (Miami, FL)PF6-6 / 190Missouri
70Robert MillerPasadena Memorial
(Pasadena, TX)
PF6-10 / 225LSU
71Nicolas CodieNewman Smith
(Carrollton, TX)
PF6-9 / 200Texas
72Matthew HodgeSt Rose (Belmar, NJ)PF6-8 / 200Villanova
73Curtis Givens IIIMontverde Academy
(Montverde, FL)
PG6-2 / 170LSU
74Vyctorius MillerCompass Prep
(Chandler, AZ)
SG6-5 / 170LSU
75Cooper KochMetamora (Peoria, IL)PF6-8 / 205Iowa
76Jalen ShelleyLink Academy
(Branson, MO)
SF6-8 / 190USC
77Travis PerryLyon County
(Eddyville, KY)
PG6-2 / 170Kentucky
78Tyler McKinleyWinton Woods
(Cincinnati, OH)
C6-8 / 220Cincinnati
79Ryan JonesThe Rock School
(Gainesville, FL)
C6-8 / 225Virginia Tech
81Isaiah AbrahamPaul VI Catholic
(Fairfax, VA)
PF6-7 / 195Connecticut
82Andre MillsBrimmer And May School
(Chestnut Hill, MA)
SG6-4 / 185Texas A&M
83Daquan DavisOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)PG6-1 / 165Florida State
84Royce ParhamWestern Reserve Academy
(Hudson, OH)
PF6-8 / 200Marquette
85Miles GoodmanSouthern California Academy
(Seattle, WA)
C6-10 / 225Penn State
86Nojus IndrusaitisBrewster Academy
(Evergreen Park, IL)
SG6-5 / 185Iowa State
87Bishop BoswellMyers Park (Charlotte, NC)CG6-4 / 195Tennessee
88Chase McCartyIMG Academy
(Bradenton, FL)
SF6-5 / 200Houston
89Amier AliCanyon International Academy
(Queen Creek, AZ)
SF6-8 / 175Arizona State
90Juke HarrisSalisbury (Salisbury, NC)SG6-6 / 185Wake Forest
91Darrion SuttonOvertime Elite (Atlanta, GA)SF6-8 / 175Georgia Tech
92Sammie YeanayCompass Prep (Chandler, AZ)PF6-8 / 230Arizona State
93Pharaoh ComptonArbor View (Las Vegas, NV)PF6-6 / 215San Diego State
94Andrew CrawfordThunderRidge (Littleton, CO)CG6-6 / 175Colorado
95Jacob CofieEastside Catholic
(Sammamish, WA)
PF6-9 / 225Virginia
96Jase ButlerThe Branson School
(San Francisco, CA)
CG6-4 / 180Washington
97Cole CertaIMG Academy
(Bradenton, FL)
SG6-4 / 165Notre Dame
98Isaac AsumaCherry Secondary
(Iron, MN)
PG6-3 / 190Minnesota
99Micah RobinsonOak Hill Academy
(Mouth Of Wilson, VA)
SF6-6 / 200TCU
100Robert HintonHarvard Westlake
(Studio City, CA)
SG6-4 / 175Harvard



One of Upstate New York’s most prestigious beer festivals to return after 5-year hiatus (PS; Cazentre)

Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, once one of Upstate New York’s most prestigious beer events, is returning to the grounds of Brewery Ommegang this fall after a five-year absence.

This year’s BCTC will be held Sept. 27, 28, and 29 at Ommegang, located just south of the village at 656 County Route 33.

The two-night, three-day festival features beer, food, live music, on-site camping, fireworks, axe throwing, tie-dyeing, and more. This year, Ommegang expects the event to feature more than 30 local, national, and Belgian brewers, pouring omore than 100 different beers.

Friday’s VIP event includes a Belgian-style hog roast. The main beer tasting event is Saturday and includes “immersive activation tents” featuring American breweries like Ommegang, Boulevard Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Belgian brands like Duvel and Chouffe. On Sunday, the festival wraps up with a light breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m.

VIP tickets are $250, while admission Saturday is $155 with camping or $125 without camping. See more details and ticket information.

Belgium Comes to Cooperstown ran for almost 20 years until it was cancelled in 2019. It was scheduled to return in 2020, but the Covid pandemic put that on hold. It was usually held in early August,

In past years, BCTC typically sold out in hours — or even minutes — when tickets went on sale online. Brewers also planned ahead: Guest breweries often made special edition Belgian-style beers just for the event.

“The Belgium Comes to Cooperstown Festival is more than just a beer event; it’s a celebration of craftsmanship, camaraderie, and the creativity that brews in our community,” Jordan Egbert, brand manager at Brewery Ommegang, said in a news release. “We’re passionate about bringing exceptional beer and bucket-list experiences to the people we serve, so we couldn’t be more excited to bring BCTC back for everyone to enjoy.”


Rendering shows a planned LivAway Suites hotel near Carrier Circle in DeWitt. BRR ArchitectureRick Moriarty |

As 2 big Syracuse hotels close, construction starts on 126-room hotel near Carrier Circle (PS; $; Moriarty)

It won’t replace the two big Syracuse hotels that are set to close, but the developer of a 126-room extended-stay hotel under construction near Carrier Circle says the project will help fill a need for temporary housing of constructions workers drawn to the area by Micron Technology.

Construction began last month on a LivAway Suites at 6595 Thompson Road. An opening is scheduled for spring of 2025.

LivAway is a new hotel brand. Dan Barrett, chief development officer for LivAway and president of West77 Partners, said this will be the first LivAway in New York. By the end of this year, 15 LivAways will be open or under construction throughout the country, with 15 more scheduled to break ground next year, he said.

Barrett said the brand’s hotels are designed to fill the temporary housing needs of traveling workers, like construction workers, traveling nurses, technology and other contract employees.

“We launched last year,” he said. “We’re filling a niche that is not addressed by most of the hospitality industry. Our average guest stays two to four weeks, and often our guests will stay with us for months.”

He said he expects the hotel near Carrier Circle to do a brisk business with construction workers who travel to the area to build Micron’s massive semiconductor plant and associated supply-chain facilities in Clay. Many of those workers will need temporary housing until their part of the construction is finished, he said.

“There’s going to be a glut of people coming to the market and they’re going to need housing,” he said.

Rooms at LivAway hotels are similar to studio apartments, with kitchens that have full-size refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers and two-burner cooktops.

Nightly rates will be between $90 and $110, depending on the length of stay.

Sixty percent of the rooms will have a king-size bed and the rest will have two queen-size beds.


Elaine Supp, a charter captain from Pulaski, landed this stunning 28-inch Lake Ontario brown trout, her personal best, on Mother's Day.Elaine Supp

‘Fish Girl’ singlehandedly lands big, beautiful Lake Ontario brown trout on Mother’s Day (PS; Featherstone)

Elaine Supp, a charter captain from Pulaski who goes by the social media handle Fish Girl Outdoors, recently landed the biggest—and prettiest—Lake Ontario trout she’d ever seen, in the most unorthodox way possible.

Supp and her first mate, Chase, a golden retriever, motored out from Mexico into deep water on Sunday evening, looking for salmon, but soon turned back toward port to troll for walleye instead. She pulled her rods and reset for walleye, using medium-light flat lines and stick baits in 25-30 FOW.

With about an hour of daylight remaining, one of the rods started bobbing. Supp grabbed it and the drag screamed as if she’d hooked a salmon. But at this depth? On a flicker minnow? A salmon didn’t make sense.

Whatever it was, it didn’t budge when she tried reeling it up. If it was a walleye, it was going to be a record, but first she had to land it. When the fish started running again, Supp didn’t dare tighten the drag. The light tackle was already at its limit.

The fish ran across the other trolling lines. Using her free hand, Supp moved the rods and kept reeling with her other hand. Chase, her handless first mate, provided critical moral support.
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