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- Aug 15, 2011
National Teacher Day honors and pays tribute to American educators. It is sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) and is part of Teacher Appreciation Week. On the day, students, parents, and others give thanks to their teachers, to teachers of their children, and to teachers in their community. Local communities and organizations are encouraged to honor teachers on the day. The day is also used to encourage people to become teachers.
The roots of the day go back to 1944, when Mattie White Woodridge, a teacher from Helena, Arkansas (and later principal at Helena's North End School), began a campaign to start a national day for teachers. She started correspondence with political and education leaders around the United States. At some point, she wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt, who helped take up her cause, and had a hand in convincing Congress to pass a joint resolution to create the day. Additionally, around 1948, a National Teachers Day Committee was formed. It helped introduce the joint resolution for the day to Congress, and in 1950 it asked the governors in all 48 states to enlist the public to push for the day's creation. Eventually, the 81st Congress, which was in office from January 1949 through January 1951, passed the joint resolution that designated the day to take place on the first Tuesday in March.
Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star Tampa EDGE Antonio Camon announces official visit schedule (247sports.com; Bailey)
Class of 2023 EDGE Antonio Camon announced five official visits on Sunday night. The standout junior at Tampa (Fla.) Bay Technical High School will make a trip to Central New York on June 24-26. Camon has also set OVs to Pittsburgh on June 2-4, Kansas on June 10-12, Iowa State on June 17-19 and Rutgers on June 21-23.
The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Camon is rated three stars and the No. 49 EDGE in his cycle by the 247Sports Composite. He holds offers from all five of the schools he's visiting as well as Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others. Orange defensive coordinator Tony White extended a scholarship opportunity in late February.
Camon recorded 78 tackles, including 28 for loss, to go with nine sacks, four fumble recoveries and three blocked kicks over 15 games last fall, according to MaxPreps.com.
Syracuse football is 'a top choice' for 2023 New Jersey DB Hasson Manning after visit (247sports.com; $; Bailey)
Syracuse football is in the mix for a rising New Jersey cover man. Class of 2023 safety Hasson Manning spoke highly of the Orange and his relationship with defensive pass game coordinator/safeties coach Nick Monroe following an unofficial visit in early April.
"Syracuse is definitely a top choice," Manning said.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Manning is not yet rated by the major recruiting services, but holds offers from the Orange, Boston College, Navy, Kent State and Temple, among others. Monroe extended SU's scholarship opportunity in early March.
Syracuse football offers 4-star, top-100 prospect, an elite DB in his class (itlh; Adler)
Syracuse football has extended a scholarship offer to one of the top defensive backs in the sophomore recruiting cycle.
According to his Twitter page, four-star Jaylen Heyward recently received an offer from the Orange coaching staff. Multiple recruiting services rate him as a top-100 player around the country within the 2024 class.
A consensus four-star prospect according to the main recruiting Web sites, the 6-foot Heyward is a sophomore at Rockledge High School in Rockledge, Fla.
In reviewing his bio on recruiting Web sites, he holds more than 20 scholarship offers from a range of high-major college programs.
Let’s look more in-depth at new Syracuse football four-star target Jaylen Heyward.
Besides the ‘Cuse, multiple other Atlantic Coast Conference teams have offered a scholarship to Heyward, including Florida State, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Miami and Louisville, according to recruiting services.
Additionally, he holds offers from an array of other excellent teams in the sport of college football, such as LSU, Arkansas, Penn State, Florida, Houston, Tennessee, UCF, West Virginia, Illinois and Iowa State.
Three former Syracuse football players sign as undrafted free agents (TNIAAM; McCaulsky)
For the first time since 2017, no Syracuse Orange football player heard their name called during this year’s NFL Draft.
But all is not lost. Two former Syracuse players have already signed UDFA (Undrafted Free Agent) deals and another has multiple camp invitations. They consist of Josh Black, Kingsley Jonathan, and McKinley Williams, all of whom are defensive linemen.
Black, an Illinois native received a training camp invite to fight for a spot on his hometown team, the Chicago Bears. He has also been invited to camp with the New Orleans Saints.
Jonathan, the Nigerian defensive lineman, won’t have to travel far. He will be shuffling to Buffalo and joining the Bills mafia after signing a UDFA contract with the AFC favorite.
Williams, a Florida native signed a deal with the Colts and won’t have to worry about weather as he’ll go from playing in the Carrier Dome to Lucas Oil Stadium.
Troy Nunes is an Absolute Podcast: Lacrosse, Basketball, and football historical struggles (TNIAAM; podcast)
This week was a wild one for the Orange faithful. We tried to recap as much as we could, threw in some NFL Draft talk and even got our obligatory soccer discussion in, all while recapping our highs and lows from the Carrier Dome.
In this week’s edition of the Podcast, the guys talked about...
- The lacrosse programs both had a rough time.
- All of the Buffalo Bulls are heading down the thruway, or so it seems...
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- NFL Draft UDFA Roundup
- Christian and Steve talk Bills/Jets drafts
- Pregler sends info from the Basket Ball
- Dome Memories, we have the good and the bad.
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With spring football wrapped up and the start of another season just four months away, let's take a look at what we've learned and what we still need to learn for each ACC team. Has Clemson figured out its quarterback issues? Is Mario Cristobal ready to make an instant impact? And what will Pitt do if Biletnikoff winner Jordan Addison moves on? Let's break it all down.
Atlantic DivisionD.J. Uiagalelei, there was little evidence of a real competition this spring. Indeed, Uiagalelei drew a fair amount of praise from coaches after he arrived with a slimmed-down physique and a renewed focus on football. Meanwhile, Klubnik endured his share of freshman mistakes. That much might've been expected, but after Clemson saw early signs that Deshaun Watson or Trevor Lawrence would ultimately unseat a veteran ahead of them on the depth chart during their first spring practices, there's a lot more gray area with Klubnik and plenty of questions remaining about Uiagalelei.
What we need to learn by Week 1: Pretty much everything about the offense. Following a season defined by offensive injuries and ineptitude, spring ball at Clemson was largely marked by ... offensive injuries and ineptitude. There was progress in a few areas, and new offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter and passing game coordinator Kyle Richardson talked at length about a trimmed-down playbook aimed at letting playmakers make plays. Thing is, there weren't many playmakers on the field during spring ball. From Beaux Collins to Will Shipley to Kobe Pace and Will Taylor, there just weren't many options for the QBs to use. And while Dabo Swinney says he's in the market for a transfer on the O-line, the existing group remains a work in progress. In other words, the only offensive certainty after spring is that there's still not much that's certain.
What we need to learn by Week 1: Who is carrying the rock? A year ago, it was Kenneth Walker III who transferred out, and while he became a star at Michigan State, the Deacons didn't miss a beat with a three-headed monster at tailback. This year, Christian Beal-Smith -- who led the team with 604 yards rushing in 2021 -- hit the portal. Wake still has solid options in Justice Ellison and Christian Turner, but Dave Clawson has prioritized depth at the position, hoping to keep any one back from getting too much wear and tear. Perhaps more noteworthy, when Beal-Smith was on the field last year, Wake averaged a yard per play more than it did with either of the other two backs on the field.
Sean Tucker and the wheels of QB Garrett Shrader, but the Orange showed off some options in the passing game this spring, with Justin Lamson making his pitch for the starting QB job with a huge spring game, and a few young receivers such as Damien Alford and Donovan Brown flashing real potential.
What we need to learn by Week 1: Can Babers land some defensive line help via the transfer portal? The Orange saw all three starters from last year's group depart, and the players that are left are both limited in experience and incredibly undersized. Depth is an obvious issue, but if Syracuse wants to get its defense right, it's going to need to find some help from the portal to bring in at least one impact player up front.
ACC Panic Room: NFL Draft trends impacted UNC's Howell and Pitt's Pickett :: WRALSportsFan.com (wralsportsfan.com; video; Ovies & Brownlow)
With NFL teams seemingly content at QB and trending toward cheaper WRs, the ACC QB class found itself going later than usual in the NFL Draft
Best Helmets of 2022 (RX; HM)
Best Helmets of 2022This post was inspired by a tweet:
It's great that 7 ACC teams plus Notre Dame were picked as having top 25 helmets (although I might have chosen different helmets - but maybe that's just me?). However, the tweet left out some very important: the helmets themselves! Here they are, with my personal comments:
Ever so often, someone ranks
the plain gold helmets worn by
the Fighting Irish as one of the
best. Who am I to argue?
I think the OP was referring
to the ruby red metallic hats,
rather than this clean classic
look. Both have their place.
Orange and green is a bold
color combination, and the "U"
has become their trademark.
When the Tar Heels wanted to
spice up their look, they added
argyle. It works for them.
I know, they've changed the
spear over the years, but they'll
never beat this classic look.
I like Wolfie better than the old
NCS, and I like that it comes in
red, black, or white.
Perhaps the best thing Pitt
ever did was bring back the
script; the old color scheme
was the icing on top!
There are a lot of "Tigers" in
sports, but to my knowledge
there's only one who wears the
paw - so iconic!
Which ND Games get the best TV ratings? (RX; HM)
Which ND Games get the best TV ratings?No doubt there are those who feel that ACC football holds back the Fighting Irish - but is that true?
From a comment posted by Wahoowa84 on CSNBBS:
Looking at ND's marquee TV media games (> 4M viewers) during the past 5 seasons, it's fascinating that only 4 out of 16 were home games. Either NBC doesn't have enough clout or ND's deals with the PAC and ACC seems to be working better for those conference's media partners. Both of the highly rated games against the PAC were on the road (@ Stanford in 2017 and @ USC in 2018). Seven out of nine highly rated games against the ACC were televised by ESPN. Further adding intrigue is that 56% (9 of 16) of these marquee games are against the ACC...even though the ACC is only 5 of 12 opponents per season.
For all the grief that some ND fans express regarding disliking their ACC commitment, TV ratings seem to be suggest a different viewpoint.
I spot-checked his data - it's spot-on. Notre Dame got better ratings during it's year in the ACC than any before or since, at least in the last 5 seasons.
The Iron Pier Apartments are seen from the Syracuse Inner Harbor. The harbor's historic freight house is on the left. (Rick Moriarty | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Syracuse wants your ideas for revitalizing lakefront, Inner Harbor (PS; Moriarty)
Got an idea for revitalizing Syracuse’s lakefront and Inner Harbor? The city wants to hear from you.
The city, in conjunction with Onondaga County and the state, will host an open house Wednesday for people to view and share their thoughts on proposals to revitalize Onondaga Lake and turn the lakefront and Syracuse Inner Harbor areas into “vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods.”
The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the historic freight house in the Inner Harbor at 425 Solar St.
The city is looking for proposed community projects that support natural resource protection, enhance waterfront access for pedestrians, improve inter-connectivity and transportation options, and provide economic revitalization opportunities.
“Today, the Inner Harbor and lakefront area remains one of the last underdeveloped areas in the city, and it is time to turn this underutilized space into a vibrant destination for residents and businesses alike,” said Mayor Ben Walsh.
The city, county and state are developing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, a comprehensive plan for “re-imagining” the waterfront. Selected projects should enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors, preserve the environment, encourage economic investment, and “seamlessly integrate into the fabric of our city,” according to the city.
The Aloft Hotel is seen from the Syracuse Inner Harbor. (Rick Moriarty | email@example.com)
City officials are encouraging the public to attend the open house and provide feedback on initial project ideas for the lakefront.
The areas include land along Onondaga Lake, Onondaga Creek and the Inner Harbor generally between Interstates 690 and 81. Key landmarks and destinations within the area are NBT Stadium, Destiny USA, CNY Regional Market, Onondaga Creekwalk, Empire State Trail and Loop the Lake Trail, and St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater.