Former Iggy Winner. I used to be somebody special
- Aug 15, 2011
Town criers date to Medieval England. Many people were illiterate at the time, making a town crier the best way to spread the news. As they could read and write, they were often a person of standing in the community. Town criers were usually men, but some were women. By the eighteenth century, their typical dress was a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots, and a tricorne hat. They would ring a bell and declare, "oyez, oyez, oyez," in order to gather people together. "Oyez" is the Anglo-Norman word for listen, and is translated as "hear ye." Records from the early nineteenth century show that some criers called out "O Yes, O Yes!" They then would loudly proclaim information, such as Royal proclamations, local government bylaws, or advertisements. They also issued warnings and delivered other news.
What's next for Syracuse Football recruiting? (cnycentral.com; Tamurian)
Believe it or not, the 2018 Syracuse Football season opener is a mere 54 days away. That may sound like a long time, but it's less than two months until the Orange travels to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan on Friday night August 31.
Still, we're about three weeks away from the start of training camp, and that means it's still prime time for the Orange coaching staff to hit the road and work on its top targets.
According to sports, Syracuse has seven verbal commitments on the football field for the Class of 2019 including defensive back Cornelius Nunn from Miami who chose the Orange over powers like Auburn and Miami...and a few other schools.
"Anytime you get a guy that has offers from the two teams that played in last year’s national championship game in Georgia and Alabama and then you add in Auburn and Miami and he’s from Florida so he’s got a Miami offer. All the other schools involved, multiple SEC and Big 10 schools etc. That’s something Syracuse fans get excited about" says Mike McAllister.
McAllister, recruiting expert for , says the Orange's potential top target could be Adisa Isaac from Brooklyn, a highly-rated defensive end. However, Nunn picked the Orange over a who's-who in the game, and that bodes well for the future of the program.
Syracuse football 1959 national championship ring up for auction (PS; Mink)
A Syracuse football 1959 national championship ring is being auctioned off by Steiner Auctions.
The ring originally belonged to Gene Grabosky, a defensive tackle from Liverpool who went on to play for the Buffalo Bills in 1960, Steiner auction manger Dave Amerman said.
A large orange stone dominates the face of the 10-karat gold ring. Engraved on the left side is the Syracuse University seal with "Cotton Bowl champions" and the score of the game: Syracuse 23, Texas 14.
Engraved on the right side is the team's perfect 11-0 record and Grabosky's name above a Syracuse football helmet.
The ring, which weighs 23.1 grams, also references the Saltine Warrior, the university's original mascot.
Grabosky, the first Liverpool High School graduate to play professional football, died in 2001. He and his wife Judy were known for their work with emotionally disturbed and problematic children and helped start programs with the Office of Children and Family Services.
ACC Football Rx: 2018 ACC Football Kickoff Student-Athletes (accfootballrx.com; HM)
ACC Announces Student-Athletes Attending 2018 ACC Football Kickoff
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Friday the 28 football student-athletes selected by its 14 league schools to attend the 2018 ACC Football Kickoff, July 18-19, at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The student-athletes attending the 2018 ACC Football Kickoff are:
Tommy Sweeney, TE, Gr., Ramsey, N.J.
Zach Allen, DE, Sr., New Canaan, Conn.
Mitch Hyatt, OT, Sr., Suwanee, Ga.
Clelin Ferrell, DE, Jr., Richmond, Va.
Daniel Jones, QB, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.
Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Jr., Nyack, N.Y.
Cam Akers, RB, So., Clinton, Miss.
Brian Burns, DE, Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
TaQuon Marshall, QB, Sr., Hamilton, Ga.
Brant Mitchell, LB, Sr., Knoxville, Tenn.
Jaylen Smith, WR, Sr., Pascagoula, Miss.
Jonathan Greenard, LB, Jr., Hiram, Ga.
Ahmmon Richards, WR, Jr., Wellington, Fla.
Jaquan Johnson, S, Sr., Miami, Fla.
Anthony Ratliff-Williams, WR, Jr., Matthews, N.C.
Aaron Crawford, DT, Jr., Ashburn, Va.
Ryan Finley, QB, Gr., Phoenix, Ariz.
Germaine Pratt, LB, Gr., High Point, N.C.
Alex Bookser, OT, Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oluwaseun Idowu, LB, Sr., Wexford, Pa.
Eric Dungey, QB, Sr., Lake Oswego, Ore.
Chris Slayton, DT, Sr., University Park, Ill.
Olamide Zaccheaus, HB, Sr., Plainfield, N.J.
Chris Peace, OLB, Sr., Newport News, Va.
Mike Hart returns to Syracuse to host 9th annual CNY Football Academy (cnycentral.com; Hauswirth)
The 9th annual CNY Football Academy continued Saturday with a free youth football camp, which was held from Sunnycrest Park at Henninger High School.
Former NFL players such as Mike Hart and Stevie Brown appeared to help kids through the workouts, which also included cheerleader drills to go with basketball practice.
Hart, a former Onondaga Central standout and University of Michigan All-American, is now the running backs coach at Indiana University.
"Obviously, we've always appreciated Syracuse and what it did for me growing up," Hart answered. "Anytime we can come back and do something, we just try to come back and have a little fun on the field."
"It means a lot," Brown shared with a smile. "It's a lot of fun. I've been able to come back with Mike [Hart] and everything. He's a good friend of mine from college and help out in his community for something that he likes to do. So, yeah, I like it."
'Oh my gosh!' Train expert says concrete fallen off Syracuse bridge biggest he's seen (PS; Dowty)
The man who ran the federal government's railroad bridge inspection unit for two decades said he's never seen such a large piece of concrete fall from a railroad track as the wall sections that fell Thursday in Syracuse.
Gordon Davids, retired bridge inspector for the Federal Railroad Administration, admitted he was skeptical when Syracuse.com contacted him about wall sections of a railroad bridge that had collapsed.
But then Davids watched a surveillance video of the collapse: "Oh my gosh," he said he thought. "That's more than I bargained for. That is a very, very unusual occurrence."
Each of the two sections that fell are estimated to be about 60 feet long, city officials said.