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Welcome to National Chicken Wing Day!

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Mark Bradwick (right), one of the Fine Mess tailgate founders, lives in Florida most of the year but returns to Syracuse each fall for football games. WILL FUDGE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Syracuse fans prepare for a season without the Carrier Dome (DO; Dabbudno)

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Mark Bradwick’s football gameday begins long before Syracuse comes running out of the Carrier Dome tunnel. He’ll often begin gathering food and supplies for tailgates as early as 6 a.m. for a 12 p.m. kickoff.

While Bradwick lives in Florida most of the year, he spends his fall in a central New York summer cottage and usually stays for SU’s tailgates and football games. He, along with a group of others, founded the Fine Mess tailgate in 2006 in the parking lot just west of the Dome.

But for the first time, Bradwick and thousands of other Syracuse fans won’t have the option to attend games or tailgates in the fall. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that New York state won’t allow fans at college athletics events this fall, though a senior aide later told Syracuse.com that the state could revisit the policy before the season starts.

As of now, the Dome will remain empty, if the Orange are able to play at all. In-home watch parties, fake crowd noise and empty seats will become part of the gameday experience for millions of fans worldwide.

“I was disappointed. There’s a point where I say, ‘is it worth it to even have a season now?’” Bradwick said. “When you watch these matches and games on TV, having no fans there, it’s just not the same. It doesn’t feel the same.”
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aug-3-psu-big-favorite/ (itlh; Adler)

Beau Pribula, a 2022 three-star quarterback, will pick his college next week, but don’t expect Syracuse football to hear its name called.

Syracuse football target Beau Pribula, a three-star, dual-threat quarterback in the 2022 recruiting cycle, is almost ready to unveil his collegiate destination. And when Pribula does announce on Aug. 3, Orange fanatics shouldn’t feel all that surprised if he opts for a team other than the ‘Cuse.

Per a review of the main recruiting services, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Pribula boasts 13 scholarship offers. Besides Syracuse football, they are from Penn State, Connecticut, Nebraska, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Rutgers, Sacred Heart, Temple, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Buffalo.
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If 10+1 is the plan, who might the +1s be? (RX; HM)

If 10+1 is the plan, who might the +1s be?

The ACC is supposed to decide* on a 2020 football scheduling format tomorrow (Wed. 7/29/20). One model which is said the be the favorite is 10 conference games (with Notre Dame counting as an ACC game for 2020) plus one non-conference game.

If this is in fact the model that the ACC adopts for this season, it begs the question: "who will the plus ones be"? I think we can all agree on four of them:

Clemson: South Carolina
Florida State: Florida
Georgia Tech: Georgia
Louisville: Kentucky
Those four games are frankly the reason the ACC and SEC are both looking at a "plus one" model to begin with! However, for the other 10 teams (11 if you include Notre Dame) it's a little less obvious.

Here are David Teel's thoughts on the subject from his article "Notre Dame the most intriguing subplot as ACC starts assembling a football schedule":

Potential plus-1s originally scheduled are below:

Boston College: Ohio
Duke: Charlotte
Miami: UAB or Temple
North Carolina: Auburn in Atlanta or UConn
N.C. State: Mississippi State or Liberty
Notre Dame: At Navy
Pitt: Miami (Ohio)
Syracuse: Liberty
Virginia Tech: Liberty
Virginia: Connecticut or at Old Dominion
Wake Forest: Appalachian State or at ODU
"These are not the only possibilities," he says, but I'll be honest - I went over these games with a fine-toothed comb and the only changes I'd make are:
1) Syracuse to play at Western Michigan (the Orange can't have fans at their home games anyway, so why not get this one out of the way?)
2) Virginia to play West Virginia in Atlanta (assuming both the Cavaliers and the Mountaineers lose their existing games there).
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Syracuse Football: The Cheez-It Bowl in summer 2021 has a nice ring to it (itlh; Adler)

As the ACC sorts out its plan for Syracuse football, it’s conceivable that the bowl line-up could shift to next spring or early summer.

Syracuse football may not prove in store for a spectacular upcoming campaign, at least according to some national pundits, but the team certainly could go bowling nonetheless.

Such a bowl invite, if it indeed transpires, may not necessarily involve the Orange suiting up in the traditional bowl-heavy month of December. Nate Mink of Syracuse.com published an interesting piece that spoke to the notion that bowl games are likely to get played, and it’s just a matter of when.

Atlantic Coast Conference leaders are weighing various alternatives and models for the upcoming football stanza, as well as other fall sports. For weeks now, the thought is that ACC officials would reveal their plan for these fall sports by the end of July.

However, Stadium college football insider Brett McMurphy has tweeted out that “ACC presidents not expected to make a decision Wednesday on league scheduling format & may wait another week as officials still discussing various scheduling options.”

ACC presidents not expected to make a decision Wednesday on league scheduling format & may wait another week as officials still discussing various scheduling options, sources told @Stadium. Also may wait for next NCAA Board of Governors meeting Aug. 4, source said
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MLB coronavirus outbreak reveals college football’s vulnerabilities (PS; AP)

Those working to get college sports up and running have been hoping the return of professional sports would provide valuable information that could aid their efforts to play through a pandemic.

A Covid-19 outbreak for a Major League Baseball team three days into its season forced two games to be postponed Monday and brought a glimpse of how difficult the task will be.

“We’re still learning things and this is a data point, there’s no doubt about that,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. “We’re doing what our scientists and doctors are telling us to do. Move forward slowly and constantly re-evaluate.

“I think this will just be the new normal. There will be ebbs and flows and there’ll be disruptions.”

Like MLB — and unlike the NBA, NHL, WNBA and MLS — college sports will try to conduct their seasons outside a controlled, virus-free bubble. The first major college football games in an evolving schedule that should start to come into focus this week are a little more than a month away.
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SU Top 100: #72 Marvin Graves – Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News (orangefizz.net; Unsworth)

Another former SU signal-caller might hold the title of best Orange QB in the 1990s, but Marvin Graves comes in a close second. Graves was a four-year starter who led Syracuse to three bowl wins (1990 Aloha, 1992 Hall of Fame, 1993 Fiesta). He successfully helped navigate the Orange through a coaching change, when Dick MacPherson left for the Patriots and Paul Pasqualoni took over. Despite the circumstances, Graves and SU didn’t miss a beat.

Graves also was under center when Syracuse joined the Big East in 1991. He was unfazed in the new conference. SU went undefeated in its first year in the Big East, including a hard-fought road victory against 20th-ranked Pitt. The team was ranked every single week, and finished off the year with a bowl victory over Ohio State. SU’s sophomore QB led the newly-formed conference in completion percentage and yards per attempt.

Graves was prolific in 1992, leading the country in completion percentage, passing yards per attempt, and the Big East in passing efficiency. There were some memorable wins in ‘92 as well. The infamous game in Morgantown when Graves threw the game-winning touchdown after somehow avoiding ejection. A strong showing against BC on the road. A 476-yard performance against Rutgers. SU only lost one game in the Big East, and it was a 16-10 heartbreaker against Miami (Chris Gedney was tackled at the three yard line as time expired). The Orange finished the season ranked sixth after a bowl victory over Colorado.
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Clemson Football: Hopes of 2020 season rest on today’s ACC meeting (rubbingtherock.com; Spencer)

Hopes of a 2020 Clemson football season rest on today’s ACC meeting

Clemson football fans hoping to have some kind of an answer when it comes to the 2020 season may have what they’re looking for after today.

The ACC Board of Governors will be meeting today and one of the biggest topics of discussion will be the 2020 football season. While the Board is also scheduled to meet August 5 and may not make any final decisions until then, it’s expected that we’ll get a better ‘feel’ of when, how and if the season will be carried out following today’s meeting.

Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported last week that the ‘favored proposal’ for the ACC at this point was a model that would allow teams to play 10 conference games and one non-conference game. In this proposal, the start of the season would be delayed by a week or two, and would start at some point between Sept. 12 and Sept. 26.

The 2020 Clemson football season hangs in the balance of these two meetings, starting today

Who knows if we’ll even get to see a season play out completely, but it all starts with these two meetings as far as Clemson football is concerned.

The ACC Board of Governors are going to discuss what the season will look like and how they’re going to go about protocol. There are a lot of questions, thoughts, ideas and concerns to be hashed out and that all starts with the meeting today.

It may very well be another week or so before we hear anything definitive, but I wouldn’t be surprised if reports start to trickle out about what the ACC is planning to do and how it’s planning to go about the 2020 season as early as the rest of the week.

No one truly knows what the outcome of this meeting will be and it certainly will be interesting to follow along over the course of the next couple of weeks as we inch closer to the scheduled start of fall camp.
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ACC football schedule: Format won't be decided until later this week, at the earliest - ACCSports.com (accsports.com; Geisinger)

The incredibly fluid and risky situation of getting a college football season off the ground in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to see its goalposts moved.

According to Stadium college football insider Brett McMurphy, presidents of ACC schools won’t make a decision this week — Wednesday, July 29 — regarding scheduling format for the 2020 season.

McMurphy notes that this decision could come later this week, or as late as Aug. 4 (next Tuesday), which would line up with the next NCAA Board of Governors meeting.

ACC presidents not expected to make a decision Wednesday on league scheduling format & may wait another week as officials still discussing various scheduling options, sources told @Stadium. Also may wait for next NCAA Board of Governors meeting Aug. 4, source said

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 28, 2020

Late last week, reports surfaced that the ACC was in favor of an 11-game schedule for the 2020 season; this model included 10 league games and one non-conference matchup. In this scenario, Notre Dame would be included as a league member for football, and its games would count towards league standings.

Several smaller conferences, like Patriot League and Ivy League, have already canceled fall sports. However, Power Five leagues continue to ramp up — somehow. Three weeks ago, the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced their decisions to move to a conference-only schedule for 2020.
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https://www.newsobserver.com/article244541232.html (newsobservercom; DeCock)

Trying to figure out what to do about college football this fall is like going down a staircase in the dark. You’re not going to move quickly, let alone jump to the bottom all at once. You’re going to go step by step, one at a time, feeling it out, moving slowly.

That’s what the ACC’s Council of Presidents will be trying to manage when it meets Wednesday, as pivotal a moment as we’ve had yet when it comes to whether or not football will be played this fall, at least in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

There are a plethora of options available to the 15 presidents and chancellors, from pushing back the start of the season to adopting the 10-plus-1 scheduling model that’s been bouncing around — and to more extreme (if unlikely) options.

It’s important to remember: No matter what coaches or ADs say, the presidents will call this shot. Unlike athletic directors, who are usually pretty transparent and predictable, academic leaders can be a bit of a wild card in these situations.

They’re the ones, above all else, who will have to rationalize bringing athletes back to campus in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic when it’s been deemed unsafe for many students — and accept the responsibility for that decision if it backfires.

But with ACC schools planning to start actual training-camp practices next week, the time has come for at least some kind of a decision, some sort of clarity from the conference’s leadership.
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D'Angelo: Why the ACC should bring in Notre Dame for football, even if for one year (palmbeachpost.com; D'Angelo)

The Irish have been proud football independents for more than 130 years, but even after shunning all invites to join a conference, the ACC should welcome them for 2020

The initial reaction for those who don’t believe in leprechauns and would never “cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,” is understandable.

“Now they need us to save their football season. Not a prayer.”

Notre Dame remains the most powerful brand in college football, even if coaches such as Bobby Bowden, Bo Schembechler and Tom Osborne ruled the college football world the last time the Irish won a national title (1988).

For more than 130 years, Notre Dame has cherished its independence and, in more modern times, resisted every invite to join a conference because, well, it can.

Nobody else is able to negotiate its own multi-million dollar television contract, be assured of quality opponents lining up to play them each year and claim such a vast subway alumni like Notre Dame.

Notre Dame wears its badge as a football independent proudly.

When the ACC presidents emerge from their meeting Wednesday with, hopefully, a plan for the 2020 football season, do not be surprised if Notre Dame is a part of the equation.

And Notre Dame football being a part of the ACC – even if it’s just for one season – is a win-win.

This college football season – if there is one – will be chaotic. Conferences will be scrambling for the best way to combat a highly contagious coronavirus that has killed more than 150,000 people in the United States. And with the virus showing no signs of slowing, it puts the chances of playing an uninterrupted season in peril.

For college football, this means Power Five commissioners and presidents mapping out a strategy to salvage a season, or at least a portion of one, while keeping athletes safe. The way to do that, they believe, is with a conference-only model of either eight, nine or 10 games, and perhaps one non-conference game against a fellow Power Five school.

Notre Dame meet the ACC. ACC meet Notre Dame.

“The fact that they’re already playing six games against our teams is important,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a Zoom conference call two months ago. “If that’s something that’s best for the ACC and Notre Dame, we would certainly have that conversation. It is part of our discussions, but that’s only one of multiple paths this could take.”
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Regal Cinemas, AMC Theatres set new reopening dates for movie theaters (PS; Herbert)


The two largest movie theater chains in the country have set new reopening dates after being shut down for months by the coronavirus pandemic.

Regal Cinemas announced Tuesday that it plans to reopen U.S. theaters on Aug. 21, just in time for the newly announced release date of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” The “Inception” director’s highly anticipated new film will hit theaters in 70 countries on Aug. 26 and U.S. theaters on Sept. 3.

“Welcoming theatergoers back to our cinemas will be a celebration for not only our team and our industry, but most importantly for the fans who have been anxiously awaiting the year’s upcoming releases,” said Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Regal’s parent company Cineworld, in a statement. “With the health and safety of our staff, customers and communities as our top priority, we are happy to invite audiences to return to the timeless theatrical experience that we have all dearly missed.”

Deadline reports AMC Theatres, the nation’s largest chain of movie theaters, now plans to open in mid-to-late August, also in time for “Tenet.” The company currently has a third of its locations in Europe and the Middle East open and operating normally.

Movie theaters have been largely shut down due to Covid-19 concerns since March. Regal planned to reopen its U.S. theaters on July 10, then July 31; AMC similarly kept announcing and delaying its reopening date.

However, it still remains unseen if indoor movie theaters will be allowed to reopen in all states. All regions of New York are in “phase four” of the reopening process, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has not given permission for movie theaters and some other entertainment venues to resume operations.
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The WMU fan was huge. IIRC he was an OL back in the day. I bet he was pretty good for them. Nice guy too. We had plans to do a huge tailgate in WMU this September until it became OBE.

Hopefully we'll find out the new schedule by next week.

BTW, pretty cool Tim Robbins is a Cuse fan.
 
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