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

Welcome to Summer!

The First Day of Summer, also known as the Summer Solstice, takes place when either of the Earth's poles reaches their maximum tilt towards the Sun. This happens twice a year, once in each hemisphere. The First Day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is on the June solstice, with the season running until the September equinox, while the First Day of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere is on the December solstice, with the season running until the March equinox.

The First Day of Summer is the day with the longest period of daylight in its hemisphere (and the shortest night), and the moment the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky. The First Day of Summer has held significance since prehistoric times, being marked with festivals and rituals. It ushers in a season associated with hot and warm weather. In Mediterranean climates, the season is also associated with dry weather, while in other places, especially in Eastern Asia, where there are monsoons, it's associated with rainy weather.

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Keeping Up With The 315 6-19-24 (ESPN; radio; The 315)

Brian looks back on the the life of Willie Mays and what legacy he leaves behind, Syracuse basketball commit Donnie Freeman playing for the Bahamian National Team, and a highly rated Orange football recruit de-commits.


This file photo shows Oshae Brissett #12 of the Boston Celtics on October 17, 2023 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Getty Images

Oshae Brissett gets invited to Team Canada’s Olympic basketball training camp (PS; Ditota)

Oshae Brissett, fresh from an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics, has been invited to attend Canada’s senior men’s basketball training camp in advance of this summer’s Paris Olympics.

Brissett, who played two seasons for Syracuse before turning pro, is one of 20 players invited to the camp, which runs from June 28-July 7 at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport on the campus of the University of Toronto and the OVO Athletic Centre.

Brissett, a 6-foot-7 forward, turns 26 on Thursday.

After training camp concludes, the team will head to Las Vegas, where it will face USA Basketball in a July 10 exhibition game as part of the USA Basketball Showcase. At some point during the process, cuts will be made to the final 12 for the Olympic roster, though Team Canada’s media release did not provide a specific date.

From Las Vegas, the team will travel to France to continue preparing for the Olympic Games. Canada plays France on July 19 and faces the winner of the Puerto Rico Olympic Qualifying Tournament on July 21.

Paris will mark the men’s team’s first return to the Olympic Games since Sydney 2000. The team is chasing the country’s second-ever medal in basketball after capturing silver at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

TNIAAM Reacts: Syracuse football road trips and MBB transfers (TNIAAM; Thele & Wall)

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Syracuse Orange fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys.

A two question survey this week Orange fans.

First, Which Syracuse Football 2024 road game would you most want to attend? You’ve got to pick from the following and let’s assume money/schedule is not an issue. What game would you pick?

  1. UNLV
  2. NC State
  3. California
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Boston College
Adrian Autry has brought in four experienced college players to bolster his roster for the 24-25 season. Which Syracuse MBB transfer are you most excited about seeing in action this year?
  1. Jaquan Carlos
  2. Jyare Davis
  3. Eddie Lampkin
  4. Lucas Taylor


Former Syracuse men's basketball star Mookie Jones began the season as OnTech's coach. He was replaced about halfway though a difficult season. Half of the players who started the year in the program quit before the end of the year. (Dennis Nett |

10 strong: A startup Syracuse high school basketball team, tired of adversity, tries to keep it together (PS; Carlson)

Messiah Holliman took off his shoes and stomped out of the gym in the middle of practice.

He was tired of teammates who skipped practice and showed up late. He was tired of bad passes and lazy running. He was tired of lectures from coaches and the daily hurdles that piled up and stopped the OnTech boys basketball team from improving.

“Man, ya’ll play too much,” Holliman said, storming into the hallway in his socks.

He doesn’t like this about himself, the urge to walk away when things go bad. But he’s learned that leaving is a better way to handle life’s obstacles than blowing up.

His favorite sentence, he said, is “Man, I’m done with this.”

Life has given him plenty of reasons to quit: medical problems, homelessness, academic struggles, depression.

Holliman and his mom, who have taken care of each other through it all, hoped this basketball team would be something positive.

She hoped her son would experience joy. That he would grow. And that he would show he could finish what he started.

A lot of the Gray Wolves had that goal — and faced similar obstacles — in the first full season of high school basketball for OnTech Charter, a Syracuse school opened in 2018 that promises individual attention for some of the city’s poorest students.

OnTech gave | The Post-Standard extensive access to chronicle the school’s first full year of basketball and its effort to teach life lessons through sports.

Members of the team grappled with depression, anxiety, a lack of confidence and emotional control. Some struggled to find consistent food and transportation. Most came from families where money was tight. Their head coach, a former Syracuse men’s basketball player, was removed in the middle of the year. A classmate was killed during the season.


We need apartments and condos, not McMansions, says Onondaga County housing study (PS; Knauss)

Onondaga County needs to dramatically ramp up building to create about 1,700 new housing units every year from now until 2040, according to a long-awaited county housing study.

But forget about picket fences. Most of that new housing should be something other than the detached single-family homes that have typified local development for decades, the study says.

For several reasons – an aging population and shrinking household sizes, among others – the greatest need is for apartments and densely packed owner-occupied options like townhouses, row houses and condos.

County officials said the study will help them sell town and village governments on the need for something new: high-quality clustered housing.

“I’m going to specifically give a briefing to village mayors, specifically to town supervisors, so they understand this,’’ County Executive Ryan McMahon said. “And the goal is that this housing document becomes their housing document.’’

A year in the making, the county housing study by consulting firm CZB LLC lays out the housing challenges facing Onondaga County as it prepares for population growth spurred by Micron Technology chip fabs planned in suburban Clay. But it leaves the solutions to those housing challenges to public officials.

“Achieving desired housing market outcomes will not be easy,’’ the study concludes.


Households in Onondaga County are getting older and have fewer people in them. Those trends call for a new mix of housing, according to the county's new housing study.CZB LLC

For decades, the local housing market has been dominated by single-family home construction and suburban sprawl, despite a stagnant population. Now the population is aging and the average household size is shrinking, fueling demand for smaller homes and apartments. Two out of three households consist of just one or two people.

Micron-related population growth – as much as 20,000 to 24,000 new households – will strengthen the housing market only “if the county’s housing development system moves away from business as usual and along a new path of smarter growth,’’ the study says.

Charles Buki, president of CZB, said development should be guided by the land use plan adopted last year by the county, called Plan Onondaga, which emphasizes housing growth in existing population centers such as the city of Syracuse, suburban villages, hamlets and high-density areas of towns.

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