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Aug 15, 2011

Welcome to National Ketchup Day!

June 5 is National Ketchup Day on the National Day Calendar and we are celebrating the most popular condiment in the U.S. Let's dip right into the origins and history of this food condiment day and see why this red sauce is a staple on our tables across the nation.

Ketchup comes from the Chinese word kê-tsiap that dates back to 300 BC in China. Kê-tsiap was a sauce made from fermented fish, consisting of anchovies or oysters, mushrooms, and walnuts. The sauce became very popular with the British during the 17th century when British sailors came across a local fish sauce while in Southeast Asia. In fact, British sailors were known to add the fish sauce to their crackers and meats.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia State transfer guard Lucas Taylor commits to Syracuse basketball (; McAllister)

Syracuse basketball has landed a commitment from Georgia State transfer guard Lucas Taylor, he announced on social media. Syracuse had been in contact for the past couple of weeks, but quietly got the 6-5 guard on campus for a visit. That visit was enough for Taylor to commit to the Orange.

Taylor reportedly had been in contact with schools such as TCU, West Virginia, George Mason, Arizona State, Oregon State, St. John's and others. There were also reported visits to TCU and George Mason. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Last season at Georgia State, the 6-5 Taylor averaged 14.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting over 35% from three point range. Taylor spent his first two years of collegiate ball at Wake Forest, playing in only 27 games during those two seasons. He signed with the Demon Deacons out of Heritage High School in Wake Forest (NC) as a three star recruit ranked as the seventh best player in his state and 46th best shooting guard. He chose Wake Forest over offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Clemson, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Marquette, Miami, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Providence, Vanderbilt, VCU, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Xavier and many others.

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It is an offseason of transition for the Orange. Forward Justin Taylor, forward Maliq Brown, center Peter Carey and forward Benny Williams, guard Quadir Copeland and center Mounir Hima are all officially in the transfer portal and have found new homes. Center William Patterson is also in, but has not publicly announced a new landing spot. Judah Mintz is also gone as he chose to pursue his NBA dreams. With the addition of talented incoming freshmen in five star McDonald's All American Donnie Freeman and one of the best shooters in the 2024 recruiting class Elijah Moore, there are still a few scholarships available for the Orange to add talent.

ACC men’s basketball transfers: Analyzing who went where and who is still out there (PS; $; Ditota)
We’ve arrived at a point in the college men’s basketball offseason where most 2024-25 rosters are more or less set.

It’s been a busy journey to get there.

There were nearly 200 transactions among ACC men’s basketball teams in the transfer portal, based on research by That activity includes players that transferred out of ACC schools and those that transferred into ACC schools.

The portal closed to all entries on May 1, except for players whose coaches got new jobs near or after the deadline. Players get an additional 30 days to enter the portal when their coaches move to different schools.

There are just two high-profile ACC portal names yet to pick a school: Wooga Poplar (Miami) and Jamir Watkins (FSU). And just 15 guys overall who played in the ACC last season are still in the portal. That includes former Syracuse big man William Patterson. Some of the 15 were walk-ons or preferred walk-ons.

A few more interesting findings:

For schools that did not change coaches after last season, Boston College (5), Duke (7) and Virginia Tech (5) lost the most players to another high major program.

BC lost consequential contributors/starters -- all of whom went to high-major programs.

Every one of Duke’s departing players resurfaced at another high major. The Blue Devils are the only ACC program that lost every transfer to a high major program.

Of the ACC programs that brought in players from the portal, Virginia, Wake Forest and California tallied the highest number of high major players with four apiece.

Then, there’s Louisville, which is a case study unto itself.

The Cardinals in the offseason replaced the beleaguered Kenny Payne with Pat Kelsey, the former Charleston coach. Kelsey brought three of his players with him and added six high-major guys. The Cardinals lost eight portal players to other high-major programs.

In Syracuse’s case, just one transfer landed at another high major (Maliq Brown to Duke). The Orange lost five players to mid-majors and Patterson has yet to find another school. SU brought in one high-major transfer in Eddie Lampkin and three mid-majors in Jaquan Carlos, Jyare Davis and Lucas Taylor.

Schools can add players until the fall semester begins. And none of these transfer portal numbers considers how ACC teams recruited for 2024-25. Duke, for example, has the No. 1 2024 high school class in the nation with four 5-star recruits and the No. 1 overall player in Cooper Flagg.

In all, 52 ACC players transferred to other high-major programs and 41 ACC players transferred to mid-major programs. Conversely, 42 high-major players transferred into ACC schools and 40 mid-majors transferred into the ACC. FSU took a junior college player.

Sixteen players transferred from one ACC school to another ACC school.

Here’s that list:

Joshua Beadle (Clemson to BC)
Jaeden Zachery (BC to Clemson)
Andrej Stojakovic (Stanford to Cal)
Rodney Brown (Cal to Virginia Tech)
Christian Reeves (Duke to Clemson)
Maliq Brown (Syracuse to Duke)
Jaylen Blakes (Duke to Stanford)
TJ Power (Duke to Virginia)
Jaden Schutt (Duke to Virginia Tech)
Jalen Warley (FSU to Virginia)
Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (Louisville to NC State)
Mike James (Louisville to NC State)
Ty-Laur Johnson (Louisville to Wake Forest)
Lynn Kidd (Virginia Tech to Miami)
Cameron Corhen (FSU to Pitt)
Boopie Miller (Wake to SMU)

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Brian starts with his countdown to the start of Syracuse football and portal watch day 79 going into Fran Brown's first season, any roster moves to the Syracuse Men's Basketball, and more. Finally, Brian recaps Oshae Brissett being potentially the first Syracuse player to play in the NBA Finals since 1980.

Syracuse Basketball is CLOSING IN on 247Sports Four-Star Transfer Lucas Taylor (youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Syracuse Basketball has gotten Georgia State transfer shooting guard Lucas Taylor to visit the program. The Four-Star averaged 15 points-per-game with the Panthers last season. Taylor has already visited TCU and George Mason.Jackson Holzer tells you what you need to know about Lucas Taylor's visit to the Cuse on this edition of the Locked On Syracuse Podcast.

Syracuse Guards Could Be Plentiful Next Season (; Horning)

Head coach Adrian Autry has carried momentum from the end of last season into this offseason for Syracuse hoops. The soon-to-be second-year SU head coach led the Orange to win five of their last eight games, including an upset home win over North Carolina, despite coming up short of making an NCAA Tournament appearance.

That offseason momentum from the coaching staff landed transfer center Eddie Lampkin not too long after the center’s tournament run with Colorado came to an end. Syracuse also added Hofstra transfer guard Jaquan Carlos in late April.

This morning, there was a sighting of Georgia State guard Lucas Taylor on SU’s campus for a visit. Therefore, it looks like Coach Autry and his staff have not stopped their recruitment efforts as the summer months approach.




Dark Hollow, an 'immersive' lemonade stand, will be a new vendor at the 2024 Taste of Syracuse in and around Clinton Square on June 7 and 8. Courtesy Matt Lipke SYR

What’s new at Taste of Syracuse? Kimbap, agua fresca, ‘spooky’ lemonade and more (PS; $; Cazentre)

Joanne Villegas moved to Syracuse from Texas seven years ago and has been eager to share some of the culinary favorites of her former home with Central New Yorkers.

She’ll get a chance to do that this week at the Taste of Syracuse. She’ll be pouring several flavors of agua fresca, or “fresh water,” at her stand at the event that takes place Friday and Saturday in and around Clinton Square.

Her stand, called Bruja Agua Fresca, is one of 18 new food or drink vendors at this year’s Taste of Syracuse, which will have nearly 100 stands in all. The new vendors range from start-up businesses to established places with their own brick-and-mortar locations.

Agua Fresca is a mix of natural fruit juices and other flavors, water and sugar that is popular in Mexico and the American southwest. Villegas will serve several flavors, including Horchata (with coffee and other flavors), Jamaica (with sorrel and hibiscus), Pineapple Peace (with chamomile) and Strawberry Mint.

A tasting flight of those flavors will be the $2 special at her stand, which is called Bruja Agua Fresca (Bruja is Spanish for witch).

“This is a new business and Taste of Syracuse will give me a place where I can get it started,” Villegas said. “The business name means ‘witchy fresh water.’ Since I’m taking the traditional Mexican drink and adding the magic of teas and herbs.”

But that’s not the only new stand that will carry a witchy theme.

World of Beer in Syracuse’s Destiny USA to close; owner hopes to rebrand the location (PS; $; Cazentre)

World of Beer, a bar and restaurant that opened in Destiny USA in 2013, plans to close at the end of this month.

Owner Neil Patel announced the closing on social media this morning. The last day will be June 30, and a farewell party is scheduled for June 21, he said.

“It’s been a fantastic ride serving over 100,000 drinks, 50,000 pretzels, creating countless memories, friendships, and unforgettable moments with all of you,” Patel said in a Facebook message.

In a separate message to, Patel said he is hoping to work with Destiny on plans to rebrand the location under a different concept.

The World of Beer on Destiny’s third level is one of 38 franchised locations for the company, which is based in Tampa. According to the company’s location finder, it is only one in New York state.

The Syracuse location focuses on dozens of beers — draft, bottles and cans — many from local and New York state craft brewers and also from national and international brands. The food menu features tavern-style favorites like burgers, tacos, flatbreads, pretzels and more.

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