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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Chocolate Chip Day!
On May 15th, we recognize a morsel of a thing. It’s National Chocolate Chip Day!
Have you ever wondered if an ingredient would work in a recipe? It is hard to imagine where we would be without the invention of chocolate chips.
Nestle initially included a small chopping tool with the chocolate bars. Starting in 1941, Nestle and other competitors started selling the chocolate in chip or morsel form.
More than a New Roof, Syracuse University to Invest $118 Million for Stadium-Like Fan Experience (waer.com; Smith)
Syracuse University is investing $118 million dollars to replace the existing Carrier Dome roof and other upgrades that should be ready by Football season 2020 and provide a stadium-like experience. Over the weekend the University’s Board of Trustees signed-off on the plan to install the suspended roof and updates inside. Athletic Director John Wildhack says the focus is on students and the fan experience.
“The new roof will allow more natural light to come into the building. I think the lighting system will be tremendous in terms of what we can do around basketball, football games in terms of team entrances, introductions, etc. and also when we do concerts, Monster Jams, etc. that type of thing. When you have a center hung video scoreboard and then you have a sound system which is state of the art, I just think the overall experience is going to be much, much better than it currently is.”
ACC Mailbag (5.15.18): Carrier Dome renovations; 2018 ACC football over and under; Non-conference schedule; NC State’s new addition – 730 The Game ESPN Charlotte (espncharlotte,net; O'Brien)
We take your questions surrounding the ACC this week once again, this time looking a the upcoming 2018 schedule for football, latest news around Syracuse, and a few others. Remember, we do this every week, so please submit your questions to use. We want to hear from you but lets dive into this week's questions.
Syracuse has announced a renovation of the Carrier Dome, thoughts on the new design?
It was announced on Monday that Syracuse is looking to put 118 million dollars into the Carrier Dome to update the entire stadium, which would include a new fixed roof, scoreboard, lighting, and state-of-the-art sound system. Overall first look, the renovations look really good but there are others that would love to see a completely new stadium. The Carrier Dome certainly is an iconic type of place but sometimes lacked that feel and excitement. From what has been presented, the new stadium will certainly look the part and bring a new type of experience to all fans, especially with the outside lighting for football and what they can do for football. How would you rate the new renovations?
Syracuse's Carrier Dome getting new roof, air conditioning (apnews.com)
The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University is getting a makeover that will include a new fixed roof and air conditioning.
The university’s board of trustees has authorized $118 million for improvements to the dome, the school announced Monday . The money also will be used for a vertically hung scoreboard, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, and improved internet access. More than $6 million will go toward making the facility more accessible to the handicapped.
Construction will begin this summer and the first phase is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020. Air conditioning and other improvements are expected to be completed two years later. Football, basketball and lacrosse seasons will not be affected by the work, which will be put up for bid.
The Carrier Dome, which has an air-supported roof, opened in 1980 and cost $25.6 million.
Syracuse football recruiting: 2019 Florida LB Omari Fiffer puts Orange in Top 5 (PS; Bailey)
Class of 2019 linebacker Omari Fiffer listed Syracuse football in his Top 5 schools on Monday.
A junior at Edward H. White (Jacksonville, Fla.) High School, Fiffer also included Iowa State, Boston College, USF and UCF.
(Not in order) schools still switching in and out. S/o to @Jtsportsvisuals for the edit pic.twitter.com/TDalK1ahmG
a omari fiffer (@OmariFiffer) May 14, 2018
The 6-foot, 195-pound Fiffer is rated three stars by 247Sports.com and also holds offers from Western Kentucky, Troy and Southern Miss, among others. Fiffer, who participated in the Blue-Grey All-American Combine in February, has been high on the Orange since SU offered in December.
In love with the SCHOOL. Might be an early commitment d
a omari fiffer (@OmariFiffer) December 26, 2017
Syracuse has one Class of 2019 commit in wide receiver Courtney Jackson.
https://insidetheloudhouse.com/2018...-bromley-signed-new-orleans-saints/(itlh.com; Esden Jr)
A proud Syracuse football alum has signed on with the New Orleans Saints. ITLH breaks down the great news for Jay Bromley and what it means.
One of the most underrated former Syracuse football stars in the NFL today is Jay Bromley.
He was drafted back in the 2014 NFL Draft in the third round. Fun fact, if you are ever out at the bar and this question gets asked, ‘who is the highest selected SU player since 2013?’ Jay Bromley is the answer to that trivia question.
While he hasn’t made an impact as a starter in the NFL, he has been a key reserve playing in 47-of-48 games over the last three years. Now he’ll get an opportunity to continue his NFL dream for the New Orleans Saints.
I’ve spoken with multiple reporters across the league who have told me it is incredibly difficult to land a job out of rookie minicamp. You’ve got so much competition around you and such a small amount of time to prove yourself.
'Increasing threat' for severe storms in parts of Upstate NY Tuesday (PS; Coin)
The odds of severe storms in parts of Upstate New York on Tuesday are growing.
"There appears to be an increasing threat for severe weather tomorrow," the Storm Prediction Center said.
Most of Upstate south of I-90 could see thunderstorms with damaging winds. The odds are highest across the Southern Tier and the Upper Hudson Valley, where the odds of severe storms are 30 percent.
"Some storms may become strong to severe Tuesday afternoon into early evening," said the National Weather Service office in Binghamton, which has issued a hazardous weather outlook. "Damaging winds will be the main threat. Locally heavy rainfall may also occur."
There's also a chance for large hail, flash flooding and even a tornado, the weather service said.
Thunderstorms are most likely to develop in mid to late afternoon.