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

Welcome to National Cheese Day!

This is a day to celebrate cheese, which comes from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and buffalo. Its age, temperature, spices, and seasonings affect its flavor and texture. Cheese is good on its own, but it also goes well with souffles, soups, and pastas, and can be paired with many foods. It many times is also paired with white or red wine.

While it cannot be definitively said why National Cheese Day is celebrated on June 4, rumor has it that a shepherd discovered Roquefort cheese on June 4, 1070. Apparently he had left bread and cheese in a cave a few days or months before and the mold had overtaken the cheese and transformed it when he returned. Could this be why we celebrate cheese on this day?

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Charlotte Observer

Inside Sadiq White’s commitment to Syracuse: The pursuit, the relationship and the birthday announcement (PS; $; Waters)

Sadiq White was going to make the big announcement on his birthday.

White, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Charlotte, N.C., had made up his mind regarding where he would play college basketball.

He was in Colorado Springs, competing for a spot on the USA Basketball Junior National Team. The time in Colorado had given him time to get his thoughts in order. He had just survived a cut from 30 to 18 players. His thoughts kept going back to one school and one set of coaches.

He called his mother, Keosha White, to let her know.

“Son, I trust you, I love you,’’ she said. “I trust those guys with you.’’

It was Saturday, May 25. White’s birthday was on June 17. He would wait until then to make the announcement.

“A couple days went by,’’ White said. “I was still in process. Other coaches were talking to me and giving me their pitch. But I already knew and it didn’t seem right to wait.’’

White moved up his announcement day to Wednesday, May 29. Then he called Syracuse coach Adrian Autry.

“I’m ready,’’ White said.

White became the first player in the 2025 recruiting class to commit to Syracuse. He gives Autry and his staff a foundation upon which they hope to build a Top 10 recruiting class and future of success.

Five-star SG Jordan Smith Jr. plans to visit Syracuse basketball this week. He's soaring in EYBL, with new offers arriving. / Greta Cross/Springfield News-Leader /

Syracuse Basketball: As 5-star Jordan Smith set to visit, stellar in EYBL, adds offers (itlh; Adler)
Later this week, Syracuse basketball coaches are scheduled to welcome 2026 five-star shooting guard Jordan Smith Jr. from the talent-rich Washington, D.C., market to the Hill for an unofficial visit.

As recently first reported by top analyst/scout Colby Giacubeno of MADE Hoops and 247Sports, the 6-foot-3 Smith plans to unofficially visit the Orange on June 7. There has been chatter for months now that Smith was eyeing a trip to Central New York, and 'Cuse coaches have a massive opportunity to further strengthen their relationship with this consensus top-15 national prospect in the rising high school junior class.

Following an excellent sophomore year in which he scored All-America honors while proving a key contributor for the powerhouse St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly, Va., Smith has played at a high level this spring on the AAU circuit.

He's added a couple of new scholarship offers of late, and when the contact period opens up on June 15 for 2026 prospects, my assumption is that Smith will see his offer sheet significantly expand.

Syracuse basketball will soon welcome five-star shooting guard Jordan Smith Jr. to the Hill.

In the 2023-24 campaign, Smith averaged 9.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals per contest, according to MaxPreps, while St. Paul VI finished at 35-3 overall, claimed several titles in the D.C. area, and was the runner-up at the 2024 Chipotle Nationals in Brownsburg, Ind.
...; Shalam)

Syracuse recently landed five-star 2025 forward Sadiq White. White picked SU over Alabama, Southern California, LSU, Georgetown, Tennessee, and Texas. The 6 ‘8 forward is a consensus top-35 prospect and sets a new standard for Syracuse. White was coach Autry’s second five-star commitment since taking the reins, it begs the question, is there any ceiling for his recruiting with ‘Cuse? With that in mind, let’s take a look at who could be next from the class of 2025 to come to the 315.

Kiyan Anthony

A name on SU’s fans’ radar is top-30 2025 prospect Kiyan Anthony. Kiyan is the son of Syracuse basketball legend Carmelo Anthony and is thought of as the number one player in the state of New York from the class of 2025. Anthony visited SU back in October of 2023, and the speculation about his commitment has been growing since then. So far, the guard has offers from five schools. Those schools are Arizona State, Bryant, Syracuse, Manhattan, Memphis, Dayton, Florida State, and George Mason. Anthony’s stats back up the reason for his offers, the guard is averaging just over 20 points per game on the EYBL circuit. Along with that, he plays high school at Long Island Lutheran, one of the most notable basketball programs in the nation. While nothing has officially been said about Anthony’s commitment, it would be quite the story for the guard to follow in his dad’s legacy at Syracuse.

Tyler Jackson

Another name that has been thrown around is 6’2 guard Tyler Jackson. Jackson is in ESPN’s consensus top 40 prospects and was given four stars by 247 Sports. The guard is the fifth-ranked prospect in all of Georgia. Jackson averaged just over five points in the overtime elite circuit and is described as a shifty, fast, downhill guard. So far, the guard has earned offers from Alabama, Syracuse, Cal, DePaul, Maryland, and Auburn. If Autry was able to land Jackson, it would mark another significant step in the right direction for the Orange. If SU can land just one of Anthony or Jackson, the 2025 class will be one of the strongest groups of prospects in the entire nation.

(youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Syracuse Basketball has seven players returning or coming in as freshmen in 2024-25. Chris Bell, JJ Starling and Donnie Freeman project to be starters for Adrian Autry's squad. Naheem McLeod, Kyle Cuffe, Chance Westry and Elijah Moore are most likely role players for the Cuse next season.Jackson Holzer breaks down the returners and the freshmen roles on this edition of the Locked on Syracuse Podcast.

Which Syracuse Basketball Returning Players Could Play a Pivotal Role Next Season? (youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Naheem McLeod, Chance Westry, Kyle Cuffe, and Elijah Moore are each returning players or freshmen next season for Syracuse Basketball.Jackson Holzer talks about their roles and expectations for next season.

30 Minutes in Orange Nation 6-3-24 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Steve and Paulie react to the opening line for Syracuse-Ohio, discuss what they know about the Orange football schedule so far, and give their thoughts on the new visits announced for Kiyan Anthony.

3 Potential Syracuse Transfer Portal Targets (; Perry)
Moves have been made. Many transfers have found new homes this offseason. With that said, some players are still uncommitted and looking for a new team. Some of the players who had declared for the NBA draft decided to stay in school. As we approach the 2024-25 college basketball season, here are 3 potential Syracuse Transfer Portal targets that could boost the Orange roster. Cuse will likely be targeting a backup big, and there’s plenty on the market.

3 Potential Syracuse Transfer Portal Targets

Dominic Parolin

The first player we’ll take a look at is former Lehigh forward Dominic Parolin. Parolin is from Coquitlam, B.C. and traditionally Canadian players have fared well playing for Orange. Guys like Leo Rautins, Kris Joseph, and Oshae Brissett all had plenty of success on the court. Syracuse is a short distance from Canada compared to the rest of the United States, and many players like to stay close to home. On top of that, Parolin pulled down 6.2 rebounds per game last season, which ranked fifth best among players in the Patriot League. The Orange struggled on the boards last year with a depleted roster and could use a high-energy rebounder.

Parolin could provide spacing as well. He averaged 33% from deep last season and attempted 2.8 three-balls per game. Before last year the most he had attempted per game was 0.3. Clearly, he’s been working on his long-range shooting. If he’s to share the court with centers Eddie Lampkin or Naheem McLeod, Parolin would need to be comfortable on the perimeter.

Hyper-Athletic Big Missed Last Season with Injury

KJ Oduor

KJ Oduor is a high-energy, undersized center at six-foot-nine and 225. He missed most of last year due to an injury when he played for Central Michigan. Unlike Parolin who is a senior, Oduor has 2 years of eligibility remaining. He redshirted his freshman year at Western Carolina, then transferred to JUCO Southern Idaho. He didn’t see much playing time at CSI with only 7 minutes per game, but when he did play he impressed.

Syracuse Basketball: 4-star PG Nigel James, who has visited 'Cuse twice, names top 4 (itlh; Adler)
Nigel James, an extremely talented point guard in the rising high school senior class who has visited Syracuse basketball twice and holds a 'Cuse offer, is down to four finalists.

The Orange isn't one of them. As first reported by On3 national reporter Joe Tipton, the 6-foot James has a final quartet of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Marquette and Rutgers.

Candidly, I'm not surprised that the 'Cuse isn't in James' top four. Whether the Orange staff backed off, James backed off, or it was a mutual decision, it just seemed to me in recent months that Syracuse basketball coaches were focusing their attention on other four-star guards in the 2025 cycle.

This isn't to say that James, who hails from New York state, isn't an excellent prospect. Because he most certainly is. Numerous recruiting services rate him as a top-100 overall player and a top-20 point guard in the 2025 class.

Elijah Moore is automatic … #rwe #syracuse #basketball (youtube; video; MADE Hoops)

Elijah Moore is automatic …

Taste of Syracuse, 'Hamlet' at Thornden Park, Greek Cultural Fest: 14 things to do this week in Central NY (PS; Croyle)

Have you started saving up your dollar bills yet for the $2 samples at this year’s Taste of Syracuse?

Downtown Syracuse’s largest outdoor food and music festival is once again ready to take over the area around Clinton Square on Friday and Saturday with dozens of local restaurants participating. Live music, including national acts Hanson and Cracker, will be on three stages.

Other summer favorites are also on the calendar for this busy first week of June.

St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival will be serving up their delicious food and desserts in DeWitt, Baldwinsville’s Seneca River Days has food trucks, music, fireworks, and more this weekend, and “Hamlet” will be performed at Thornden Park.

And there is a whole lot more.

Know of an event you would like to see on this list? Email us at least two weeks in advance at


Johnson Park concerts

Liverpool’s Johnson Park begins its summer series of free evening concerts this week. On Monday, Yolanda Bush and The Coolwater Collective provides blues and jazz sounds and on Wednesday Chuck Schiele’s Quatro performs Americana music. Monday and Wednesday concerts at 7 p.m. continue until mid-August. Click here for a complete schedule.

Where: Tulip and Second Streets, Liverpool

When: Mondays and Wednesday until mid-August at 7 p.m.

How much: Free


Canals and the Underground Railroad

The Erie Canal Museum presents a history talk on Wednesday with researcher, writer, and teacher Judith Wellman. It will focus on how New York State’s canals were of special importance for former slaves as both an escape route from slavery and as havens for work and settlement. The presentation can be enjoyed both live in-person or virtually. It starts at 6 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. Please register here.

Where: 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

When: Wednesday at 6 p.m.

How much: A $10 donation is suggested.

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