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Welcome to National Doughnut Day!


National Doughnut Day, also known as National Donut Day, is an annual event that was started by the Chicago branch of the Salvation Army, first being held in 1938. It was created to honor the "Lassies," "Doughnut Girls," or "Doughnut Dollies" who had served doughnuts to servicemen in Europe during World War I. The aim of the day was also to be a fundraiser for Chicago's Salvation Army, in order to help the many people who were suffering on account of the Great Depression.

During World War I, the Salvation Army sent about 250 women volunteers who became known as "Doughnut Dollies" to France. They worked in "huts" near the front lines, where baked goods, supplies, and stamps were available, as were services for mending clothes. As it was hard to get most fresh baked goods this close to the front lines, doughnuts were chosen. At times they were even fried in helmets! The Salvation Army reintroduced the giving out of doughnuts during World War II, and members of the Red Cross gave them out as well. Today, the day is still a fundraiser for the Salvation Army in many places, and the organization teams up with various doughnut shops on the day. Some places also give out free doughnuts today.

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Position Breakdown: Running backs — 2019 Syracuse Football preview - The Juice Online (the juice; Cheng)

As we countdown to kickoff in August, we’re going to be doing a unit-by-unit preview each week over the summer. This week, we’re taking a look at the running backs, one of the deepest and most talented units on Syracuse.

WHO’S OUT

Syracuse split the starting role last season between Moe Neal and Dontae Strickland, and Strickland exhausted his eligibility after a senior season where he rushed for 588 yards on 121 attempts (4.9 avg.) and six touchdowns.

Though he was just third on the team in rushing yards (after Neal and Eric Dungey), Strickland still earned a spot with the Arizona Cardinals out of minicamp after skipping graduation.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Neal is an obvious choice to return to a starting role coming off a season where he rushed for 869 yards and five touchdowns on 5.6 yards per carry. He’s also shown the ability to be a reliable pass catcher out of the backfield, making the highlight grab and run of the Camping World Bowl, snaring a pass from Dungey when he was under duress to take it 42 yards down field.

And since Neal and Strickland shared the starting position last year, it’s reasonable to think that Neal and Oklahoma transfer Abdul Adams will be in the same kind of platoon.

Adams was eligible for the bowl game, and rushed for a pair of touchdowns in Syracuse’s 34-18 win over West Virginia. The first came when he bulldozed a linebacker and made a second push past the goal line. The second was more of a traditional run between the tackles, showing both his power and vision.

In his sophomore year at Oklahoma, he rushed 59 times for 542 yards for an eye-popping average of 9.2 per carry.

In fullback packages, Chris Elmore has proven to be an elite blocker and also added two touchdowns as a ball carrier in 2018. He’ll be shifting back and forth between tight end and the back field, though he missed the spring game with a leg injury.

WHO’S BACKING THEM UP

In his true freshman season, Jarveon Howard quickly established himself as one of the team’s primary threats in short yardage situations, finishing with seven rushing touchdowns, including one in the Camping World Bowl. He finished with 68 rushes for 315 yards (4.6 avg.), and should push for carries.

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Syracuse Football: Antwan Cordy still has a chance to return to SU (itlh; Carey)


Antwan Cordy could still return to the Syracuse football squad. Here is the latest update and what could all mean for the 2019 season.
In a bit of surprising news, Antwan Cordy is reportedly participating in summer conditioning with the Syracuse football team. Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com released the news on Wednesday, after speaking with an athletic department official.

It is important to note, this does NOT mean that Cordy will necessarily be on the active roster come fall. There has been no news as to whether his application for a sixth year of eligibility has been cleared by the NCAA.

Cordy arrived at Syracuse in 2014 and turned heads as a freshman, eventually playing in 11 games in his rookie campaign. The Miami, Florida native recorded 10 tackles during the 2014 season, along with an interception and two pass deflections.

Cordy took off during his sophomore season, 68 tackles including 12 for a loss. He also had two interceptions, four pass deflections, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. For all intents and purposes, Cordy was Syracuse’s best defensive player during the 2015 season.

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Rockette ’70 and John Brunetti Honor Their Fathers through Estate Gift to Syracuse Football (syr.edu)

Rockette (Pirro) ’70 and John Brunetti are providing support to future generations of student-athletes through a generous estate gift to the Syracuse football program. The gift honors their longtime connection with the University—and the legacy of both of their fathers.

Rockette cheered on the Orange as the daughter of Syracuse University Football Offensive Line Coach Rocco Pirro (1952-73) and graduated from the former College of Human Development, now the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. “My dad grew up in Onondaga County, so he was proud to be coaching at Syracuse University,” Rockette says. “He never looked elsewhere, even when he was offered other positions; they were family.”

John taught at the College of Law and was later appointed a New York State Court of Claims judge after being recommended by his College of Law teaching colleague and law partner, New York State Sen. John A. DeFrancisco.

Their philanthropic gift is for a bequest of commercial real estate in New Jersey, which John’s father, “Fritz” Brunetti, bought in the 1950s. “My father valued education,” says John, whose father passed away in 1959 when John was 11 years old. “He always emphasized becoming a lawyer to me. And he was a pro football fan before it was popular. He even took my brother and me to what is known as the ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’—the 1958 Colts vs. Giants championship game.”

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‎Sidelined Stories: Sidelined Stories: Jonathan Meldrum, Offensive Tackle, Syracuse University Football on Apple Podcasts (apple.com; podcast; Meldrum)

The story of Jonathan Meldrum, a former Syracuse offensive tackle. Jonathan opens up about his battle with depression during his collegiate career as well as the depression he experienced after becoming permanently sidelined due to repeat knee injuries.


NC State shows off ‘Stealth Wolf’ uniforms for game against Syracuse (nbcsports.com; Fischer)

While Clemson has established itself as the unquestioned top-dog in the ACC the past few years, who can be that second program just behind the Tigers has been up for grabs for a while now after Florida State has backslid into mediocrity. Two of the teams who have started to show the potential for developing into that role lately have been N.C. State and a rising Syracuse program.

The pair will meeting under the lights on Thursday, October 10 this season in a big time ACC Atlantic battle that should draw plenty of viewers on national TV as a result. The Wolfpack have designated the home game at Carter-Finley Stadium as part of a Military Appreciation Day they regularly have throughout the year and are adding a new twist to the festivities with a ‘Stealth Wolf’ alternate uniform they showcased on Thursday for all to see:

#StealthWolf

— NC State Football (@PackFootball) June 6, 2019

A closer look at our Military Appreciation Day #StealthWolf

— NC State Football (@PackFootball) June 6, 2019

You have to zoom in a bit to see the camo pattern on the uniforms but a fairly clean — and good — look as far as these types of uniforms go even if all white isn’t exactly the kind of look most associate with either stealth or the military. We’re guessing there will be some sort of white out look in the stands for the game as well and a sharp contrast to whatever the Orange might sport for the meeting.
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One of the weirder storylines of the 2019 college football calendar year is three Clemson players getting suspended for taking Ostarine, a PED.

3 Clemson Players Thought Failed Drug Test Was A Joke, Suspended For Cotton Bowl
Some big news out of the college football world. We’ll start with Dexter Lawrence, the DT for Clemson who will be playing on Sundays next fall:Oh, you know, Dabo, the ole prankster! Always telling...

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Clemson Avoids Potentially Massive Lawsuit Because The Giants Took Dexter Lawrence At Pick 17
Dexter Lawrence is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of if you are a Giants fan. The #17 pick from Clemson will be a force in the NFL for years to come. For college football fans, he’ll be rememb...

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The one thing about college football fandom is never admitting wrongdoing by the team you support. Yeah, we may be getting every single top recruit, but there is no way we cheat. It’s the other schools that give their players money, not us. This was on perfect display thanks to records reveal about the Ostarine scandal.

SOURCE-Clemson athletic department managers immediately started asking questions in-house after three football players tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug ostarine just before the Cotton Bowl.
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School officials also entertained unsolicited theories about the source of the illegal substance, including one fan’s belief the Tigers were victims of food tampering while at the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte.

Fan theory #1: Charity work:

“As a side note,” a person whose name is redacted wrote Radakovich in December, “Clemson does a lot of charitable work in hospitals with patients that could put players in jeopardy of being exposed to unknown chemicals.”

Yes, the children hospitals that Clemson players go to just have Ostarine readily available. Everybody knows that if you’re looking for PEDs, just look at the local children hospital.

Fan theory #2: Clemson players food at the ACC Championship Game was tampered with.

Another email was copied to six athletic department officials from a “serious tiger fan” in December. It puts forth the idea that Clemson players may have ingested ostarine as a result of food tampering at a team meal in Charlotte prior to the ACC Championship Game against Pittsburgh on Dec. 1.

“With the expectations for Clemson to return to ACCCG, someone (maybe a food service worker or supplier) with bad intent had 12 months to plan a way to drop some powder on dessert or into a beef dish,” the fan wrote. “… Another scenario could be a local restaurant (near campus) that served beef with Ostarine. This is a stretch, but keep in mind NFL players have ingested steroids by eating at restaurants in Mexico.”

This is the theory I am getting behind. An Alabama fan intentionally got a job at a hotel that Clemson was going to stay at come December. For 12 months, he slaved away with one goal in mind: putting Ostarine into the food he serves the team when they come in December. I’ve heard crazier things. I only 25% believe it, but I 100% believe that multiple Clemson fans have no doubt that this is a fact.

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Clemson's Travis Etienne will head into 2019 as someone who is believed by many to be the best running back in the ACC. Last year Etienne was named to the All-ACC First Team after leading the conference in rushing yards and then went on to help the Tigers win the national championship.

Louisville football secures fourth commitment in eight days (bigredlouie.com; Lane)


Louisville football recruiting is continuing to pick up steam during the month of June, landing their fourth commitment in eight days.
In the words of Louisville football’s Gunter Brewer – “Freak Alert!”

We’ve known for a while it was going to take time for Louisville football’s recruiting efforts and relationship building to pay dividends. But over the last month, the coaching staff has been hitting the recruiting trail harder than ever, and the ROI has been tenfold.

Dezmond Tell, Zay Peterson, and Khatavian Franks all announced their intentions to spend the next three years playing football at the University of Louisville under the new direction of head coach Scott Satterfield over the course of the last seven days, bringing the class count up to six.

After this morning there’s now a seventh player committed in the class, raising the toll to four players in eight days. The commitment came from Collierville, Tennessee DT Jared Dawson.

The three-star defensive lineman chose the Cards over offers from ACC foes Georgia Tech and Wake Forest as well as Kansas, Missouri, and Memphis.

The new Louisville staff has been all over Dawson since offering him a scholarship earlier this spring, maybe even pursuing him harder than anyone on a long list of school’s. Dawson used one of his official visits early in May to check out the campus and get a closer look at the program, specifically meeting with the coaching staff to find out more about his fit and role should he chose to become a Card.
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Twitter followers in football accounts, AAC vs. ACC (RX; HM)

Twitter followers in football accounts, AAC vs. ACC
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I came across something I thought was interesting in my Yahoo feed today: a set of tables and charts depicting American Athletic Conference (AAC) twitter account followers, broken out by athletic department, football, men's basketball and women's basketball. Since we are primarily interested in football here at ACCFootballRx, I thought I'd share the football numbers with you:

AAC 30.8K
UCF 178.4K
USF 113.7K
Houston 99.4K
Temple 62K
ECU 53.3K
Cincinnati 52.7K
Navy 42.0K
UConn 35.7K
SMU 29.9K
Memphis 27.8K
Tulane 26.9K
Tulsa 20.6K

Clearly, UCF stands above everyone else in the AAC in terms of football support, although several teams have good support, if twitter is a true indication. Not counting the AAC football account, the average number of followers is 61.9K.

So that gave me the idea to look at ACC football twitter account followers...

ACC 50.0K
Clemson 925K
Notre Dame 574K
Florida State 386K
Miami 233K
Louisville 179K
Va Tech 172K
UNC 156K
NC State 143K
Pitt 77.7K
Ga Tech 72.5K
Syracuse 59.6K
UVa 58.5K
Duke 43.9K
Wake Forest 38.3K
Boston College 31.4K

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Years since last championship - updated 6/6/19 (RX; HM)

Years since last championship - updated 6/6/19
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All that talk of revenue gaps, Big Ten, SEC and Big XII money, and yet in the final analysis...

Since last Football Championship
Conf. #Years Bars
ACC 0
SEC 1 o
Big Ten 4 oooo
Big XII 13 ooooooooooooo
Pac-12 14 oooooooooooooo

Since the last time a Big XII or Pac-12 team won the national title in football, the ACC has won it 3 times. Since the last Big Ten title, an ACC team has won it twice.

Since last Men's Basketball Championship
Conf. #Years
ACC 0
SEC 7 ooooooo
Big XII 11 ooooooooooo
Big Ten 17 ooooooooooooooooo
Pac-12 22 oooooooooooooooooooooo

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Links, news and rumors - 6/6/19 (RX; HM)

AllSportsDiscussion keeps beating the drum.
When reliance on metrics go too far ( Clemson 44 Alabama 16 )
It’s fine that you’ve used metrics as a score predictor, but then after the fact you double down and still predict Alabama to win 6 or 7 games in a 7 game series to defend your metrics.
TRUE.
Clemson wouldn’t beat Alabama by 28 every time they played, because in some of those games it would have been more than 28. Clemson backed off with subs in the 4th quarter and went to primarily running the ball. It could have far worse. Now I do think if they played 7 times, Alabama wouldn’t go winless. Alabama was very good, but they weren’t better than Clemson.
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Sometimes football guys just don't understand basketball.
Brett, the three point line is ten feet off the ground and can't be moved any further forward because then players could run into the post.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 5, 2019

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It's sad when old friends stop speaking to one another.
ECU series is now officially dead. #Hokies can now move on to schedule a different OOC opponent in 2020 https://t.co/rK0BaUtXyU
— Treadmill Horse (@treadmillhorse) June 5, 2019




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The best desserts in Central New York

CNY's best desserts: And the winners are ... (PS; Miller)

Central New Yorkers clearly have a sweet tooth. We asked syracuse.com to list their favorite restaurants that serve up a mean dessert. You responded with more than 100 choices.

Over two weeks, our team of judges visited the four restaurants with the most nominations. It was our job to find the best. (Yes, it was a tough job.)

The best desserts in Central New York

While we were visiting the four finalists, thousands of syracuse.com readers voted for their favorite in our online poll.
And the winners are:

Judges' Choice: A Mano Kitchen & Bar
Readers' Choice: Francesca's Cucina in Syracuse
The judges were syracuse.com journalist Charlie Miller, Life & Culture reporter Sunny Hernandez and Chef Debbie Schneider, a culinary instructor at Onondaga Community College who recently was awarded 2019 Chef of the Year by the Syracuse chapter of the American Culinary Foundation.
We received about 4,000 votes in the poll. Francesca's Cucina received about 43 percent of the votes, barely edging A Mono's 41.5 percent. Cider Mill got just under 9 percent of the votes, and Lemon Grass had nearly 7 percent.

We judged each dessert on its overall flavor, presentation and originality.
At each stop, we ordered between five and seven plated desserts. We also had meals and drinks before dessert. We didn't order items like ice cream or cookies. And like all of our Best of CNY campaigns, we paid for our food.
Chef Debbie Schneider was our expert. She's a trained chef and pastry chef, and she teaches future chefs at OCC.
Following our final tasting, the three judges voted for their favorites. A first-place vote got four points, second got three, third got two, and fourth got one. The restaurant with the most points won the judges' award.
Each restaurant took their own approach to desserts. And they were all excellent. They wouldn't have been finalists otherwise.
Here's a look back at the finalists:

Charlie Miller | cmiller@syracuse.com

Judges' Choice: A Mano Kitchen & Bar

Address: 344 S. Warren St., Syracuse
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