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Welcome to VCR Day!

VCR Day is a day to celebrate the videocassette recorder. Over time, VCR's have been used to play back home movies and commercially made films and programs, as well as to record programming off of television. Prototypes and early versions of the VCR were made in the 1950's, but they cost thousands of dollars and were only used at large television networks. The Telcan, made it England in 1962, was the first home VCR, which cost what would be the equivalent of over $1,600 in 2014 US currency. It could only record for 20 minutes at a time and was exclusively in black and white. Other various VCR's competed for the market for the rest of the 1960's and into the 1970's. In 1972, commercial films were available to play on VCR's for the first time, and by the mid 1970's VCR's began having mass market appeal. At this time there were a few incompatible types of tape cassettes that were competing for the market share, and eventually the two main types to emerge were Sony's Betamax, sometimes just known as Beta, and JVC's VHS, which stands for Video Home System. This competition was known as a "format war". Eventually VHS won out, mainly because of their longer recording time. VHS was the preferred way to play and record video until shortly after 2000, when DVD's overtook the market and VCR's ended up in basements, attics, and yard sales.

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Former Syracuse football head coach Dick MacPherson watches from the sidelines. Photo Credit: John Zych, The Juice Online.

Orange Watch: A history of Syracuse Football TV broadcasts - The Juice Online (the juice; Bierman)

Item: We take for granted in the 2020s that every Syracuse football game will either be televised or streamed live for our enjoyment. That was rarely the case between the 1940s-1970s with an occasional regular season game and bowl appearance the only broadcasts and chance to spotlight the program far and wide. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1980s that SU games were somewhat regularly televised. Even the famous 1987 West Virginia last-second victory, the thriller to cap an undefeated regular season, was solely available to view either in West Virginia, or with an old C-Band satellite receiver on the Mountaineer Sports Network. Only as recently as the 2006 season was every ‘Cuse game televised on a weekly basis.

The sports broadcasting website 506sports.com has assembled a fascinating look at college football national and regional TV broadcasts, dating back to the first season of network telecasts in 1945 (one game between Army and Navy on NBC).

That year Syracuse made its TV debut meeting Columbia in New York City, a local telecast shown on both New York’s WNBT-TV, the city’s NBC affiliate at the time, and Schenectady’s WRGB-TV, with the great Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber calling the action. It was an inconspicuous broadcast unveiling for the Orangemen, a 32-0 SU defeat during a dismal 1-6 campaign.

The 1946-48 seasons proved no better. Syracuse lost three more games at Columbia by a combined margin of 121-57 in games televised locally on WCBS-TV, including the TV play-by-play debut of 1939 SU grad and broadcast Hall of Famer Marty Glickman.

By 1949, Ben Schwartzwalder’s first season coaching on The Hill, college football was being televised coast-to-coast on a weekly basis, but it wasn’t until Syracuse made its initial bowl game debut in the Orange Bowl following the 1952 season that the Orangemen would again be on network TV.

Once more Barber called the game (on CBS) on January 1, 1953, as SU was blitzed 61-6 by Alabama, ending what was otherwise a successful 7-3 season under Coach Ben.

During the 1953 season, Syracuse’s game at Illinois on October 24 (a 20-13 defeat) was part of what NBC labeled a college football “Panorama,” an experiment of switching to live action in key moments of four pre-selected games, a 60-year forerunner to what eventually became ESPN’s Goal Line program from 2010-2019 and the current NFL Red Zone channel.

“Panorama” was an instant failure. Viewers complained of the interruption to the flow of watching games in the still embryonic stage of televised football, and a second scheduled “Panorama” two weeks later was canceled by the network, opting to switch the games to regional coverage.

The first network televised game on the Syracuse campus occurred in the 1955 season opener when the Orangemen fell 22-12 to Pittsburgh at Archbold Stadium. The broadcast by NBC featured Lindsey Nelson on play-by-play and the immortal Red Grange handling the analysis.

In 1956, the Nelson-Grange duo returned to town to cover Syracuse’s 7-0 victory over Army in front of 40,053, and they also handled SU’s disappointing 28-27 loss to TCU in the Cotton Bowl, and the 1957 regular season loss (20-12) to Penn State.

Here’s a look at the other Syracuse live network TV games from 1958-1990, when with the explosion of ESPN and other cable telecasts, games were more frequently broadcast as each season progressed:

SeasonGame(s)Note
1958Oklahoma-Orange BowlABC’s Jim McKay on the broadcast as the color commentator.
1959Texas-Cotton BowlCBS broadcast SU team already named national champions before January 1 game.
1960at Kansas / at ArmyABC’s Curt Gowdy announced both contests.
1961at Penn State / at Boston College / Miami-Liberty BowlThe freezing Liberty Bowl final SU game for Ernie Davis.
1962at UCLAThe 12-7 win capped off a 5-5 season.
1964at Holy Cross / Pittsburgh / LSU-Sugar BowlHoly Cross was an Eastern Independent rival in that era.
1966at Baylor / at Penn State /

Tennessee-Gator Bowl
First year of standard color TV game broadcasts.
1968at Michigan State / at Penn StateLegendary Chris Schenkel/Bud Wilkinson duo on ABC telecasts.
1973Michigan StateOnetime SU assistant Duffy Daugherty on ABC broadcast.
1978at North Carolina StateOne of only five games on TV in the Frank Maloney coaching era (1974-1980).
1979at Pitt / at Navy / McNeese State-Independence BowlABC’s Al Michaels called regular season games.
1980PittsburghFirst televised game in the Carrier Dome’s first season.
1982at IndianaFirst ‘Cuse game on cable TV – “Superstation” WTBS Atlanta.
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Which Position Groups Should SU Target in Class of ’23? – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (orangefizz.net; Griffin)

Summertime is not only meant to get the current roster in shape for the upcoming season. It represents a golden opportunity for Syracuse to make its pitch to recruits. Three recent high school graduates have already committed in LaNorris Sellers, David Clement, and Rashard Perry. Here are the positions Dino Babers and company need to particularly focus on if SU wants to succeed in the future.

WIDE RECEIVER

A team can never have too many wideouts. Four players topped 500 receiving yards during SU’s 10-win season back in 2018. The Orange have had three since then, and two of them belong to Taj Harris. He’s not walking through that door anymore. Not a single player topped 400 receiving yards for Syracuse after Harris’ departure. Not ideal. Dynamic wide receivers go a long way toward a team’s success, and as of right now the Orange do not have a proven one. Additionally, Garrett Shrader is entering his fourth college season. There’s a possibility this season could be his last rodeo in the 315. Are young gunslingers like Sellers or Carlos Del Rio-Wilson going to be thrilled with a lack of wide receivers? It doesn’t take an Einstein to figure out that those signal-callers will be out the door quickly without legitimate weapons to throw to. Successfully recruiting wide receivers would benefit the Orange in both the immediate and long-term future.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Similar to wide receivers, not having a potent offensive line would give both Sellers and Del Rio-Wilson bad vibes. Neither of them are going to be too thrilled if opposing defensive lines repeatedly make life difficult. And life was difficult for SU QBs last season. The Orange were sacked nearly three times a game even though Shrader has excellent mobility. That was with All-ACC Honorable Mention Matthew Bergeron anchoring the unit. He’s entering his fourth season in Syracuse. It hasn’t exactly been uncommon for players finishing their undergraduate academics to play their final season of eligibility at another school. SU has to prepare for that possibility with Bergeron. The offensive line could be a dire need for Syracuse in the blink of an eye.

RUNNING BACK

Sean Tucker will be draft-eligible in April. Is any more reasoning needed? The boy who tweets accounted for over 40% of SU’s total offense last season. He broke the single-season rushing yard record. Tucker declaring for the draft and SU not having a replacement would be catastrophic. Also, as talented as Sellers and Del-Rio Wilson are, it’s unrealistic to expect them to fully carry the offense unless one of them proves to be the second coming of Patrick Mahomes. As fun as that would be, the odds aren’t high. A strong ground game will take a lot of pressure off their shoulders and make the offense multi-dimensional. Should fans expect a player identical to Tucker? Of course not. But under no circumstances can the Orange be empty-handed at running back without Tucker.
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Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell is sacked by Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney during a college football game at the Carrier Dome on Sept. 22, 2001. Freeney is one of 78 players on the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.


2 former SU players make 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot (PS; Leiker)

Syracuse football greats Dwight Freeney and Marvin Harrison are two of 80 players included on the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, released Monday by the National Football Foundation.

Both Freeney and Harrison appeared on the ballot in 2021 as well. This is Freeney’s third nomination and Harrison’s fifth. Syracuse has 18 players in the hall of fame, the second-most among ACC schools.

Freeney played defensive end for the Orange from 1998-2001 and still holds Syracuse’s record for most career tackles for loss with 50.5. He was a unanimous first-team All-American his senior season and the Big East co-Defensive Player of the Year.

In 2002, Freeney was drafted 11th overall by the Indianapolis Colts. He won Super Bowl XLI and was a seven-time Pro Bowl honoree in his 16-year career.

After finishing his time in the NFL with 125.5 career sacks — good for No. 18 in the NFL record book — Freeney became the first defensive player inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor in November.

Harrison, a former teammate of Freeney’s with the Colts, featured as a kick returner and wide receiver for Syracuse from 1992-95.

He was the first Orange player to average more than 100 receiving yards per game in a single season, closing his senior campaign with an average of 102.8 yards per game. That same year, Harrison was a first-team All-American and the Big East Special Teams Player of the Year.
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30 Minutes In Orange Nation 6-6 (ESPN; radio; Steve & Paulie)

Steve and Paulie start the show with what caught their eye this weekend including Warriors-Celtics and the Yankees’ win streak. Then, Andy Pregler hops on to discuss NunesMagician’s SU Athletics Year In Review podcast. Later, the guys ponder whether Dwight Freeney or Marvin Harrison will make the CFB Hall of Fame this year.

On The Block On Demand 6-6 (ESPN; radio; Axe)

Brent discusses Syracuse’s search for the next great Syracuse athlete. Later, Brent makes the case for Marvin Harrison to make the College Football Hall of Fame.

Syracuse Football Gets Preseason All-ACC Recognition (youttube.com; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Syracuse football stars Sean Tucker, Matthew Bergeron, Garrett Williams, Stefon Thompson, Mikel Jones, Trebor Pena, and Andre Szmyt earned preseason All-ACC nods by Athlon. Brad Klein and Matt Bonaparte dissect the list and determine who was shorted and who may be earning too much recognition.

Syracuse football misses out on talented 2023 running back, defensive end (ITLH; Adler)

Two Syracuse football recruiting targets in the 2023 class have announced their collegiate destinations, and unfortunately, the Orange didn’t win out in the recruitment of either prospect.

Three-star running back Manny Covey said via Twitter that he has committed to Cincinnati, an excellent program that made the College Football Playoff in the most recent season.



Meanwhile, three-star edge Antonio Camon also announced on his Twitter page that he has committed to Pittsburgh, a team that captured the Atlantic Coast Conference championship crown in the 2021 campaign.


While it’s a total bummer that neither Covey nor Camon is headed to the Hill, I wish both young men well. They’ve both picked tremendous teams to suit up for in the future.
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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #90, DL Terry Lockett (TNIAAM; Wall)

As we head into week two of our Syracuse Orange football previews we start with a player with some big shoes to fill in 2022

Name: Terry Lockett
Position: Defensive Line
Year: Sophomore
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 264 lbs
Hometown: Springfield, Mass.
High School: Springfield Central

2021 stats: Terry appeared in 11 games and made 12 tackles including two sacks as he played a reserve role for the Orange.

2022 projections: The interior defensive line could be the biggest question mark for the Orange next season. Can Lockett and others step into the role filled by McKinley Williams and Josh Black? They don’t need to rack up a lot of stats, but they need to occupy the offensive line and allow the Syracuse linebackers the ability to make plays.

How’d he get here?: Lockett had offers from Michigan and Buffalo but he committed to Syracuse while he was a junior so that stopped other schools from jumping in.

What’d recruiting sites say?: A three-star prospect who was ranked the 3rd best prospect in Massachusetts by Rivals.

Money quote: On why he was willing to be Syracuse’s first commit of the class of 2021

“I think I fit in good, the way that coach was explaining it,” Lockett said, “because it allows me to play all over the defensive line.”
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Kelly Gramlich and Eric Mac Lain talk ACC football - Gramlich and Mac Lain (M&G; podcast; Maclain & Gramlich)

Episode 175: The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach on How She Got Her Start, Advice for Young Journalists, College Football & the ACC's Reputation

The 2020 NSMA National Sports Writer of the Year joins us and gives us her unqiue perspective on how young people should pursue a career in sports journalism. She also breaks down the current landscape of collegiate athletics, the ACC's reputation and who will win the ACC Championship in 2022!


https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/article262227507.html (newsobserver.com; $; podcast; Staff)

News and Observer reporters Steve Wiseman and Andrew Carter discuss the name, image and likeness (NIL) era of college sports, which began nearly a year ago. How could the lack of regulations and absence of a true market value for a legitimate NIL deal impact the future of college athletics? If schools were to move to a model where athletes are recognized as employees, how would that impact some schools? They discusses these questions and more.

You can also listen to this episode of the ACC Now podcast, and others, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Audible, TuneIn and Stitcher.


https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/nc-state/article262122762.html (Newsobserver.com; $; Pope IV)

Tim McKay wants to change Raleigh as badly as he wants to pancake defensive linemen.

The N.C. State offensive tackle, who graduated from Wakefield High, already has his sights set on a post-football career he hopes will keep him in his hometown long after he’s done playing for the Wolfpack.

“I want to invest in a local startup right here in the Triangle,” said McKay, who was 16 years old when he enrolled at N.C. State in January of 2019, “and really help them grow and get off the ground and then expand to other states.”

McKay earned his business degree from N.C. State in May. He wants to continue playing football, both at N.C. State and then professionally, but whenever his he hangs up the helmet and shoulder pads, he wants to help Raleigh grow. Inspired by a recent trip to Charlotte, McKay said he’d like to explore adding infrastructure — specifically light rail — to the state capital.

McKay, a redshirt sophomore, has dedicated a lot of time to studying the setup of major cities across the United States.

“I know it can’t be like San Francisco or Miami,” McKay said. “But I can definitely take key points from Miami, what they’re doing with bitcoin and Crypto currency, and San Francisco, they’re heavy in their investing, in New York with their real estate, and try to bring it here to Raleigh.”

‘A whole different Tim’

First, though, McKay wants to earn a starting job on the Wolfpack’s offensive line.

He played in all 12 of N.C. State’s games in 2021, seeing a total of 321 snaps as the team’s sixth offensive lineman. His 2020 season was cut short by a lower body injury that required surgery. Fully healthy, McKay hopes to be in the running for the one starting spot remaining on the offensive line — left tackle, the position recently vacated by first-round NFL draft pick Ickey Ekwonu.
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https://augustafreepress.com/willia...ll-scheduling-approach-that-wouldnt-help-uva/ (augustafreepress.com; Graham)

UVA athletics director Carla Williams is “excited about the possibilities” as the ACC looks hard at a scheduling model that would eliminate divisional play and change the way teams are selected for the conference championship game.

“I’m not a fan of changing just to change,” Williams said. “Really, if it’s necessary, we need to change. I think that we all agree that we have opportunities to elevate ACC football, and the scheduling is one way to do that. That’s why we’ve gone through this process to see what might be best for the ACC.”

What’s best for the ACC isn’t necessarily what’s best for the football program at the University of Virginia, which has played in one ACC Championship Game, in 2019, after winning the Coastal Division title with a 6-2 league mark.

Winning a division title means you have to be better than six other teams in a given year; being no worse than second in a 14-team conference race would mean having to be better than 12 other teams.

The free-for-all title game is likely to have teams that are in the 7-1 or 8-0 category most years. Virginia has won seven ACC games in a season just once, way back in 1995.

The proposed 3-5-5 scheduling model that would replace the current divisional model would set three annual opponents for each program, then rotate the other 10 over a two-year period – five one year, five the next.

“I think it’s always beneficial when universities within a conference play each other more, so there are several models that allow for that,” Williams said. “I think that’s healthy for the players. I think it’s healthy for the players, universities, fan base to be able to play more. I think that’s a priority. Then, being able to enhance our postseason opportunities as a league in football, we’re taking a hard look at that, too.”

The current model is the best way for Virginia to sneak its way into an expanded playoff. Assuming that the College Football Playoff expands to 12 teams, with an automatic bid going to each Power 5 champ, UVA could win its division, get a win in Charlotte and get in as an AQ.

It’s hard to imagine Virginia having an 11-1 regular season.

Sorry if that hurts your feelings having to read that.

Williams, one has to assume, wouldn’t be alone among ADs in thinking that getting rid of the divisions is in the best interests of their football programs.

Pretty much every other one outside of Clemson would seem to have that interest to protect.

And yet …

“I think it’s been really healthy,” Williams said. “We’ve involved the coaches, the head coaches have been involved in the conversation. Commissioner Phillips has been awesome in his leadership of trying to elevate ACC football. Lots and lots of conversations, but I think it’s been really healthy.”


https://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2022/06/2023-cfb-hof-ballots.html (RX; HM)

2023 CFB HoF Ballots

From the official ACC release of June 6, 2022...

Nineteen From ACC Schools Listed on College Football Hall of Fame Ballot
IRVING, Texas (June 6, 2022) - Nineteen representatives from current Atlantic Coast Conference football members are included on the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, announced Monday by the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame.
“It’s an enormous honor to just be on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot considering more than 5.54 million people have played college football and only 1,056 players have been inducted,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of about 1,500 individuals who are even eligible. Being in today’s elite group means an individual is truly among the greatest to have ever played the game, and we look forward to announcing the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class early next year.”
The ballot was emailed today to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF’s Honors Court, which will deliberate and select the class. The Honors Court, chaired by NFF Board Member and College Football Hall of Famer Archie Griffin from Ohio State, includes an elite and geographically diverse pool of athletic administrators, Hall of Famers and members of the media.
“Having a ballot and a voice in the selection of the College Football Hall of Fame inductees is one of the most cherished NFF member benefits,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning, a 1989 Hall of Fame inductee from Mississippi. “There is no group more knowledgeable or passionate about college football than our membership, and the tradition of the ballot helps us engage them in the lofty responsibility of selecting those who have reached the pinnacle of achievement in our sport.”
The announcement of the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be made in early 2023, with specific details to be announced in the future.
The 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially inducted during the 65th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5, 2023, and permanently immortalized at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. They will also be honored at their respective schools with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the 2023 season.

The criteria for Hall of Fame consideration include:

• First and foremost, a player must have received First-Team All-America recognition by a selector that is recognized by the NCAA and utilized to comprise its consensus All-America teams.
• A player becomes eligible for consideration by the Foundation’s Honors Courts 10 full seasons after his final year of intercollegiate football played.
• While each nominee’s football achievements in college are of prime consideration, his post-football record as a citizen is also weighed. He must have proven himself worthy as a citizen, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community. Consideration may also be given for academic honors and whether the candidate earned a college degree.
• Players must have played their last year of intercollegiate football within the last 50 years.* For example, to be eligible for the 2023 ballot, the player must have played his last year in 1973 or thereafter. In addition, players who are playing professionally and coaches who are coaching on the professional level are not eligible until after they retire.
• A coach becomes eligible three full seasons after retirement or immediately following retirement provided he is at least 70 years of age. Active coaches become eligible at 75 years of age. He must have been a head football coach for a minimum of 10 years and coached at least 100 games with a .600 winning percentage.
• Nominations may only be submitted by the current athletics director, head coach or sports information director (SID) of a potential candidate's collegiate institution. Nominations may also be submitted by the president/executive director of a dues-paying chapter of the National Football Foundation.
* Players who do not comply with the 50-year rule may still be eligible for consideration by the Football Bowl Subdivision and Divisional Veterans Committees. Veterans Committee candidates must still meet First Team All-America requirement.
Once nominated for consideration, all FBS player candidates are submitted to one of eight District Screening Committees, depending on their school’s geographic location, which conducts a vote to determine who will appear on the ballot and represent their respective districts. Each year, approximately 15 candidates, who are not selected for the Hall of Fame but received significant votes in the final selection, will be named automatic holdovers and will bypass the district screening process and automatically appear on the ballot the following year. Additionally, the Veterans Committee may make recommendations to the Honors Court for exceptions that allow for the induction of players who played more than 50 years ago. The Honors Court annually reviews the Hall of Fame criteria to ensure a fair and streamlined process.
Of the 5.54 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first battled Rutgers on Nov. 6, 1869, only 1,056 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, or less than two one-hundredths of a percent (.02%) of those who have played the game during the past 152 years. From the coaching ranks, 226 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.

Capsules of players and coaches from a current ACC school:

Players:
Matt Cavanaugh, Pitt-Quarterback
-1977 First Team All-American who led the Panthers to a 1976 national title…Led Pitt to three consecutive bowl wins, earning MVP honors in the 1977 Sugar and 1977 Gator bowls…Finished Pitt career ranked second all-time (behind only Tony Dorsett) with 3,916 career yards of total offense.
Ken Dorsey, Miami-Quarterback-2002 First Team All-American who led the Canes to back-to-back BCS Championship games, winning the national title his junior season…Two-time Big East Co-Offensive Player of the Year and 2001 Maxwell Player of the Year…Left Miami as the school record holder in career total offense and passing yards.
Warrick Dunn, Florida State-Running Back-1996 First Team All-American and 1995 Third Team All-American who led the Noles to the 1993 national title…Three-time First Team All-ACC performer led the league with 8.7 ppg in 1995…Only FSU rusher in history to gain more than 1,000 yards in three-consecutive seasons.
Dwight Freeney, Syracuse-Defensive End-2001 unanimous First Team All-American who holds the NCAA record for career sacks per game (1.61)… 2001 Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year, finishing career as the conference’s all-time leader in single-season sacks (17.5 in 2001)…Holds the Syracuse record for career TFL (50.5).
Marvin Harrison, Syracuse-Kick Returner/Wide Receiver-1995 First Team All-American as a kick returner and 1995 Big East Special Teams Player of the Year…Three-time All-Big East selection who set a conference record with a 94-yard punt return for a TD in 1995…Left Syracuse as the school’s all-time receiving leader (2,718 yards).
Craig Heyward, Pitt-Running Back-1987 consensus First Team All-American who led the nation in rushing his final season and finished fifth in Heisman voting…Left Pitt as the second-leading rusher in school history (behind only Tony Dorsett) with 3,086 career rushing yards…Rushed for at least 100 yards in every game of 1987 season.
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https://dknation.draftkings.com/202...mi-florida-state-pitt-north-carolina-virginia (draftkngs.com; Simon)

Win totals for the 2022 college football season have been released by DraftKings . Today we’ll take a look at the wheel of destiny that is the Atlantic Coast Conference.

To little surprise, Clemson has the highest win total at 10.5 and that is tied with Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio State for highest in the nation. The Tigers are coming off a 10-3 campaign in 2021 and that was considered a disappointment given their status as a perennial College Football Playoff contender in the last decade. Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei struggled at points in his first year as the starter and the team will be counting on him to improve this fall. Meanwhile, the defensive front seven is projected to be one of the best in the nation as Bryan Bresee, Myles Murphy, Trenton Simpson, and Tyler Davis are all getting first-round projections for the 2023 NFL Draft.

The tier below Clemson is a group of teams at 8.5 including reigning ACC champion Pitt, who lost quarterback Kenny Pickett to the draft and Biletnikoff Award winner Jordan Addison to USC via the transfer portal. Meanwhile, the hype machine begins for Miami under the guidance of new head coach Mario Cristobal.

As for the rest of the conference, c’mon, it’s the ACC. Spin the wheel. No one would be surprised if a team like Louisville far exceeded its 6.5 win total and no one would be surprised if it fell far below that mark. The middle class of this league remains a mystery.

Here are the win totals for teams in the ACC from DraftKings for the 2022 season.

ACC Win Totals 2022


TeamOverUnder
Clemson10.5 +11010.5 -130
Miami FL8.5 +1008.5 -120
North Carolina State8.5 -1458.5 +125
Pittsburgh8.5 -1258.5 +105
Wake Forest8.5 +1108.5 -130
North Carolina7.5 +1157.5 -135
Virginia7.5 +1207.5 -140
Boston College6.5 +1206.5 -140
Florida State6.5 +1006.5 -120
Louisville6.5 +1056.5 -125
Virginia Tech6.5 +1206.5 -140
Syracuse5 +1155 -135
Georgia Tech3.5 -1253.5 +105
Duke3 +1003 -120
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https://thespun.com/more/top-stories/analyst-says-6-college-football-coaches-facing-most-pressure (thespun.com; Hodies)

The college football season is fast approaching and there are numerous storylines that fans will want to keep an eye on.

One of those storylines involves coaches that face a lot of pressure to win. Josh Pate of 247Sports has listed six coaches who are under the "most pressure" to win and he starts with Geoff Collins at Georgia Tech.

Collins only has nine wins in three seasons at Georgia Tech, plus lost Jahmyr Gibbs to Alabama during the offseason. The Yellow Jackets need to show something this upcoming season under Collins.

Pate also has Dino Babers in his article and thinks that Syracuse has to make a bowl this season.

"Dino Babers in 2017, he beat Clemson. Everyone remembers that upset. He went 4-8 that year. Then they popped a 10-win season on you the following year, which is hard to have a recollection of, but since then it’s been downhill — 5-7, 1-10, 5-7. They’ve got to make a bowl," Pate writes. "The AD up there has been pretty direct about that."

He also has Scott Frost (Nebraska), Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M), Bryan Harsin (Auburn), and Mike Norvell (Florida State) on his list.

Frost has struggled during his time in Nebraska, while Fisher needs to win this season with the top overall recruiting class coming in.

Harsin also only won six games with Auburn last season, while Florida State is 8-13 under Norvell.
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Zak Niazi, CEO of Circle Optics, speaks April 26, 2022, at the annual Xponential conference of AUVSI – the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. He wore an augmented-reality display to act as a teleprompter, rather than memorize his 30-minute speech, “Enabling the Future of Unmanned Systems Through Novel Imaging Solutions.”Courtesy Circle Optics

https://www.syracuse.com/news/2022/...-found-success-in-rochester-and-syracuse.html (PS; $; Linhorst)

Zak Niazi was a student in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and asking the question: What if? What if he could find a way to show 360-degree video without the complicated and tedious stitching required to make a seamless stream?

The question led Niazi to find solutions in physics for that kind of real-time, spherical, 360-degree streaming video. In overly simplified terms, he used polygonal lenses and designed them to have polygonal fields of view, instead of circular lenses with circular fields, and stuck them together so that where they touch each other the fields of view line up.

Niazi let the person who assembled the first system name the product. He chose Hydra, after the mythical Greek character with multiple heads. In 2017, Niazi founded Circle Optics, which is now based in Rochester. Who might use Hydra and Circle Optics technology?
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