Co 2020-21 Iggy Award Winner MPG (special again)
- Aug 15, 2011
Everything comes into focus on June 29th each year when we recognize National Camera Day. The day commemorates photographs, the camera, and their invention. A camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places. Before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting. Capturing an image of a person or place in a drawing took time and skill. Very few people can perfectly draw the likeness of someone, let alone capture the essence of an event.
The power of a camera provided many with a simple, inexpensive, and fast solution. George Eastman, also known as “The Father of Photography,” brought the camera to the masses. While he did not invent the camera, he did develop many additions improving the use, ease, and production of the camera. His developments made the camera widely available to homes around the world.
Syracuse Football June Recruiting Update – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (6parknews.com; Eads)
Things have improved in last few weeks for SU football and recruitment. The Orange hosted several top prospects for official and unofficial visits in hopes of getting more verbal commitments. Dino Babers and company secured some promises after months of silence.
Zyian Moultrie-Goddard, LB 3-starThe Bronx native became SU’s first commitment since 3-star DL Rashard Perry in April. The rising senior has an intriguing size at 6-foot, 240 pounds and a solid list of offerings. Moultrie-Goddard got offers from the states of Arizona, Tennessee and West Virginia, among others. The Iona Prep prospect is outside the top 1,000 but is one of the top ten players in the state of New York, according to 247sports.
Jalil Smith, 3-star rim
Two days after Moultrie-Goddard’s pledge, Smith decided to join the Class of 2023. The Brooklyn native officially visited the Hill in mid-May. The rising senior has a versatile frame at 6’5, 230 lbs. With those numbers, the Abraham Lincoln High School product could line up at the edge or linebacker position. The Empire State recruit hasn’t gotten much attention on the road and doesn’t own any stars at the 247sports compound. However, 247sports ranks Smith as a 3-star with a rating of 83 and one of the top ten players in New York. The rising senior also has an offer from Bowling Green and Temple.
Muwaffaq Parkman, unranked RBImmediately after Smith’s engagement, Parkman made his promise known to the public. The unannounced broker officially visited SU last weekend and made a commitment after receiving an offer. The New Jersey native is 6’0, 175 lbs. and is the sixth member of ‘Cuse’s Class of ’23. Parkman also received offers from Kent State, Massachusetts and Old Dominion.
While the Garden State product may not have any stars or ratings, he made some noise in his junior season and recently posted a 4.3 40 times. With SU’s recent success in developing ball carriers like Moe Neal and Sean Tucker, Parkman could be the next to surprise.
(youtube; video; JTProductions)
This is my spin on the preview and prediction genre I hope you all enjoy Go Dawgs!
Syracuse Football's Future Changes with ACC Schedule News (youtube.com; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)
Matt Bonaparte and Brad Klein discuss the future of ACC football scheduling with the news of the new 3-5-5 model adopted by the conference. What does it mean for Syracuse and the conference as a whole?
ACC football changes scheduling model, Syracuse gets three permanent opponents (youtube; video; WUTR-WDXV)
ACC football changes scheduling model, Syracuse gets three permanent opponents
Look: Major Athletic Director Addresses Coach 'Hot Seat' Rumors (thespun.com; McCarty)
Just three years ago, Dino Babers was being talked about as one of the hottest coaches in college football.
After leading the Syracuse Orange to a 10-3 record and a bowl game win, some thought he would leave for greener pastures. He didn't and now his reputation has taken a major hit.
However, Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack isn't giving up just yet. On Tuesday afternoon, he made sure to tell reporters that Babers is not on the hot seat entering the 2022 season.
"Syracuse AD John Wildhack said head football coach Dino Babers is 'not on the hot seat,'" reporter Stephen Bailey said. "Confirmed that the Orange could miss a bowl game and have Babers at the helm in 2023."
Babers started his Syracuse career with back-to-back 4-8 seasons. The Orange took a huge step in 2018 by winning 10 games, but things haven't been pretty since.
Over the last three seasons, Syracuse is 11-24 under Babers.
Should the Orange move on if he can't led the team to a bowl game in 2022?
How the ACC's new schedule model affects Syracuse football (spectrumlocalnews.com; Callaway)
The ACC released a new football schedule model for 2023, and it eliminates the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions.
That means the best two teams in the conference will be in the championship each year.
Syracuse will have three common opponents every year: Boston College, Florida State and Pitt.
They will also play every other team in the conference twice every four years, once on the road and once at home.
What You Need To Know
- The ACC released a new football schedule model
- The model has eliminated the Atlantic and Coastal divisions
- The best two teams in the conference will be in the championship each year
- Syracuse will have three common opponents every year: Boston College, Florida State and Pitt
"I think it's really good for the conference, number one," Syracuse Athletic Director John Wildhack said. "I think it's really good for the brand. You get to play each other more frequently. I think that's good for ACC football. I think it's also good for our student athletes across the conference. If you're there for four years, you're playing every other venue in the ACC. I think that's part of the college experience."
ACC Announces New Football Scheduling Model Starting in 2023 (SI; McAllister)
The ACC has announced a new football scheduling model starting with the 2023 season. Under the model, each team has three static opponents each season and will face all the other conference teams twice every four years (once at home and once on the road). This is a 3-5-5 model which will eliminate the separate divisions. The top two teams (based on conference winning percentage) will face each other in the ACC Championship Game each year.
Syracuse's static opponents that it will face every year are Boston College, Florida State and Pittsburgh. The Orange's future opponents over the 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons are as follows:
Home – Boston College, Clemson, Pitt, Wake Forest
Away – Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia Tech
Home – Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami
Away – Boston College, Louisville, NC State, Pitt
Home – Boston College, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia Tech
Away – Clemson, Florida State, Virginia, Wake Forest
Home – Florida State, Louisville, NC State, Virginia
Away – Boston College, Duke, Miami, Pitt
"The future ACC football scheduling model provides significant enhancements for our schools and conference, with the most important being our student-athletes having the opportunity to play every school both home and away over a four-year period," ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said in a statement. "We appreciate the thoughtful discussions within our membership, including the head football coaches and athletic directors. In the end, it was clear this model is in the best interest of our student-athletes, programs and fans, at this time."
ACC adapts 3-5-5 football schedule model; FSU learns new opponents for 2023 through 2026 (tallahassee.com; Weiler)
The upcoming 2022 season will be the last year that the ACC has divisions in football.
The conference announced Tuesday that it will be doing away with the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions starting in 2023. Instead, it will be adapting a new 3-5-5 scheduling method where each team will have three annual conference opponents and will play the other 10 ACC teams in groups of five over alternating seasons.
This pathway to this decision was paved when the NCAA announced May 18 that conferences with 12-plus teams are no longer required to have divisions and can decide how they want to determine which teams play in the championship game
FSU's three annual opponents will be Miami, Clemson and Syracuse, just like FSU director of athletics Michael Alford told outlets when the 3-5-5 model was being discussed.
“Today’s announcement is an important change for our conference for several reasons with the primary being it allows the two best teams to meet in the championship game each season," Alford said in a FSU press release.
"The new format has advantages in many areas, including the positioning of our top teams should the college football playoff expand."
Florida State’s three permanent annual opponents are Miami, Clemson and Syracuse, and the other five conference opponents will rotate each year. The elimination of divisions creates more frequent matchups across the conference and will result in each ACC team playing in Doak Campbell Stadium at least once by the end of the 2026 season.
ACC will drop divisional format for football starting in 2023 (orlandosentinel.com; $; Murschel)
Florida State will face Clemson, Miami and Syracuse annually as part of the ACC’s plan to do away with its Atlantic and Coastal divisions in football starting in 2023.
Under the league’s new scheduling model, teams will face three permanent opponents annually and a rotation among the other teams twice during a four-year cycle, once at home and once on the road.
“The future ACC football scheduling model provides significant enhancements for our schools and conference, with the most important being our student-athletes having the opportunity to play every school both home and away over a four-year period,” ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said in a statement. “We appreciate the thoughtful discussions within our membership, including the head football coaches and athletic directors. In the end, it was clear this model is in the best interest of our student-athletes, programs and fans, at this time.”
Eliminating divisions was discussed during the conference’s spring meetings in May with football coaches split on the move. Playing under a single division gives the league flexibility on how to determine its conference champion.
Syracuse Football: Florida State as 3rd annual foe could benefit recruiting (itlh; Adler)
Beginning with the 2023 season, Syracuse football and its peers in the Atlantic Coast Conference will experience a new scheduling model that also eliminates the league’s Atlantic and Coastal divisions.
Per an announcement from the ACC on Tuesday, the top two squads based on their winning percentages in conference competition will vie for the league crown in the ACC championship contest.
During regular seasons starting in 2023, the conference will implement a 3-5-5 scheduling structure in which the Orange will suit up against three primary opponents every year and then face off with the ACC’s other 10 groups twice each during four-year cycles, once at home and once on the road.
As we noted not too long ago, ‘Cuse athletic director John Wildhack had hinted that Boston College and Pittsburgh could end up as two of the three permanent foes for Syracuse football in this newly approved 3-5-5 model.
But the third primary opponent didn’t appear as clear, at least to me. According to the ACC, Florida State will serve as the third and final permanent foe for the Orange commencing in 2023.
I love the Seminoles as a primary opponent for Syracuse football moving forward.
Now, Boston College and Pittsburgh are completely logical choices for the ‘Cuse, in my humble opinion. Both are long-time adversaries with firm geographic footprints in the northeast.
New ACC Football schedule model released (TNIAAM; Wall)
Today we learned that the Syracuse Orange football team will have a new ACC schedule starting in 2023. The conference released the new model which will be in place for 2023 through 2026. Syracuse will play Boston College, Pittsburgh and Florida State each season while facing the other 10 ACC schools twice during the four-year cycle, once at home and once on the road.
Here’s what Syracuse’s schedule will look like each year of the cycle. Note that the Orange have two open spots in 2024.
Home – Boston College, Clemson, Pitt, Wake Forest, Colgate, Western Michigan, Army
Away – Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Purdue
Home – Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Ohio
Away – Boston College, Louisville, NC State, Pitt, Army
Home – Boston College, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia Tech, UConn, Army
Away – Clemson, Florida State, Virginia, Wake Forest, Notre Dame
Neutral: Tennessee (Atlanta)
Home – Florida State, Louisville, NC State, Virginia, New Hampshire, UConn
Away – Boston College, Duke, Miami, Pitt, Army, Notre Dame
Which season’s schedule are you looking forward to? We’ll be back tomorrow to share our thoughts on the new model...and we might have a special schedule expert stop over to share their thoughts.
SU football’s 3 annual ACC opponents announced as part of new scheduling model (PS; Leiker)
Even under new scheduling, Syracuse football will face one of the ACC’s historic powerhouses each season.
The conference on Tuesday announced its shift to a 3-5-5 scheduling model starting in 2023. The model eliminates the Atlantic and Coastal divisions, instead guaranteeing that programs face three opponents annually and the other 10 programs twice every four years. That means within a player’s tenure they’ll have the chance to face each ACC school at home and away.
Syracuse landed Boston College, Pittsburgh and Florida State as its three permanent matchups.
Boston College and Pitt were almost guarantees for the Orange. Both are regional opponents who Syracuse already faces each year — Pitt is the Orange’s divisional crossover — and athletic director John Wildhack hinted at Syracuse continuing to face both back in May.
Syracuse is 5-4 against Boston College since entering the ACC. The Orange beat Jeff Hafley’s team 21-6 last season but lost a close one in 2020. SU has found less success against Pitt while in the same conference. It’s lost all but one matchup, though seven of those eight losses have been by two or fewer touchdowns.
Florida State was not a commonly suggested third rival for the updated model. While Syracuse and FSU were already annual divisional opponents, many predicted Louisville, Virginia Tech or Miami to fill that third slot. It would have eased the difficulty of the Orange’s schedule each season. Under the divisional format, Syracuse has faced both Florida State and Clemson every year since joining the ACC, save for the truncated 2020 season.
The Orange is 1-7 against the Seminoles as conference opponents. Florida State has outscored Syracuse 289-159 in those eight meetings, though in 2021 it barely held off the Orange for a 33-30 win. SU posted its singular ACC victory against Florida State in 2018 — Dino Babers’ only winning season with the program — as it beat the Seminoles 30-7.
ACC Unveils New Football Scheduling Format, Boston College to Meet Miami, Pitt, and Syracuse (bcinterruption.com; Patel)
A new era is arriving. Gone will be the days of the Atlantic and Coastal, constantly playing (and losing to) Clemson, and rarely seeing other programs. The ACC introduced a new scheduling model that will start for the 2023 season. The new 3-5-5 format will see each school play three primary opponents every year (talk about forging a rivalry), and then the remaining ten over the course of a four year span, each school playing every other home and away once, and the primary opponents twice.
Here’s a handy graphic featuring each team’s opponents.
In 2023, the ACC will adopt a 3-5-5 football scheduling model and all 14 schools will compete in one division.
Teams will play 3 primary opponents annually + face the other 10 teams twice during the 4-year cycle, once at home and once on the road.
: ACC Announces Football Schedule Model for 2023-26 pic.twitter.com/ne5TjwtfYd
— ACC Football (@ACCFootball) June 28, 2022
The new super division will begin in 2023. The top two teams based on conference winning percentage will then compete in the ACC Championship Game on the first Saturday in December in Charlotte.
BC’s 2023 slate will start us at home against Miami and on the road for Pitt and Syracuse for the primary rivals. As for the rest of the conference, Florida State, UVA and Virginia Tech will be home for the Eagles, and they’ll go on the road for Georgia Tech and Louisville
The ACC also went so far as to announce the scheduled opponents in 2024 and 2025 as well. 2024 will bring Syracuse and Pitt home to go with Clemson and Wake Forest. Then Miami on the road, alongside Duke, Florida State, and UNC. In 2025, BC gets Miami back at home, Georgia Tech, Louisville, and welcome back NC State. On the road, they go back to Pitt and Syracuse, as well as UVA and Virginia Tech.
Get to Know Your Orange Man: #48, RB Joe Pinjuh (TNIAAM; Ostrowski)
Meet the ‘Cuse Cowboy:
Name: Joe Pinjuh
Position: Running Back
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Weight: 199 lbs.
Hometown: Independence, Ohio
High School: Padua Franciscan
2021 stats: Did not play.
2022 projections: Playing time is already hard to come by when you’re not a scholarship player. Joe happens to have a potential Heisman candidate in front of him on the depth chart as well. It’d take a lot for him to see the field except in a rout.
How’d he get here?: He walked-on right before the start of last season.
What’d recruiting sites say?: He was not ranked.
Tweet of Wonder: Pinjuh is not a Twitter user, but there is this one sole tweet about him. In addition to being a three-sport athlete in high school (swimming and track were the other two), he’s also clearly into fishing. Power to him for willingly going to a place called “Mosquito Lake.”
GUEST ARTICLE: MSTiger02 (RX; HM)
GUEST ARTICLE: MSTiger02
Here are my first observations - by MSTiger02
...My first thought about Clemson's annual rivals is they are who I expected.
My second thought was about the rotation. It seems that 4 of the 5 rotating games are every other year. While one rotating game is back-to-back: Miami in '23 and '24 with Pitt in '25 and '26. I'm not sure if this model holds true for everyone or if it's just an anomaly for those 3 schools [it doesn't hold true - Hokie Mark]. Also with only 4 years to look at I'm not sure if how the rotation will change if any moving forward.
The most interesting thing I found is the number of teams whose new annual rivals included teams that weren't a division rival or crossover rival previously. It seems as if there have been a lot of wrongs righted here. I've noticed several of these that aren't ideal but changing has ripple effects. I'll be diving deeper of course. Here is the chart.
Team whose Crossover rival is no longer an annual rival: BC/VT
Teams with no new annual games: Clemson, FSU, UNC, Syracuse, UVA
Teams with new games that didn't previously happen:
- BC - Miami, Pitt
- Duke - NC State
- GT - Louisville and Wake
- Louisville - GT and Miami
- Miami - BC and Louisville
- NC State - Duke
- Pitt - BC
- VT - Wake
- Wake - VT, GT
ACC Continues To Get In Their Own Way (RX; HM)
Sigh. Thank god the relentless lobbying by boneheads to pair UL and Syracuse did not happen.
ACC Continues To Get In Their Own WayAs good as the new divisionless scheduling model is for some teams, the conference still managed to butcher itfor a few. I mean, why did we need to preserve UVa vs Louisville, or Syracuse vs Florida State? And why are we getting Wake vs GT instead of the more logical Wake vs UVa?
As WahooWa pointed out on CSNBBS, there is a simple fix which just requires a few swaps:
|Current Annual Game||New Annual Game|
|Louisville vs UVa||Louisville vs Syracuse|
|FSU vs Syracuse||FSU vs Ga Tech|
|Wake vs Ga Tech||Wake vs UVa|
Look at those changes and tell me just one which isn't better than what the conference came up with!
Axe: Wildhack says Babers is 'not on the hot seat.' He should check the thermometer again (PS; $; Axe)
Syracuse Athletic Director John Wildhack pulled out a Maury Povich impression.
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Wildhack said SU football coach Dino Babers is ... NOT on the hot seat entering the 2022 season.
At least Povich’s guests have the comfort of knowing that learning if they are the father or not is backed by a DNA test.
Wildhack’s assertion Babers doesn’t have to check the temperature of his chair lacks the same clarity.
It should be duly noted it was Wildhack who chose the “hot seat” wording after being asked about Babers’ status at Tuesday’s media availability. He seemed eager to get ahead of the talking point before the heat turns up (literally) when training camp starts in August.
“Dino’s not on the hot seat,” Wildhack said, and then repeated, during the presser. “I’m really pleased with what we’ve done in the past six months, and I think it is a table setter for what we can accomplish in 2022 and beyond.”
Wildhack took the opportunity to point at the media and say any hot seat chatter comes squarely from them.
“Yes,” Wildhack said when asked if there was a world where Babers coaches Syracuse in 2023 even if the Orange don’t make a bowl game. “The hot lists and who’s on the hot seat and all that. It’s a cottage industry. It generates the hits and the clicks. We get all that. But those of us here, we get to see the changes that the program has undergone.”
Need a waterfront vacation spot? Oneida Indian Nation opens The Cove in Sylvan Beach (PS; Cazentre)
A new waterfront vacation destination featuring 70 waterside cottages and boats for rent opened today in Sylvan Beach on the east end of Oneida Lake.
The Cove at Sylvan Beach is located at the site of the former Mariner’s Landing Marina and mobile home park overlooking Fish Creek, part of the state canal system with access to the lake. It’s off the beach itself, but near other Sylvan Beach attractions and not far from Verona Beach State Park.
The $35 million project is operated by the Oneida Indian Nation in partnership with Benchmark Development, a Massachussetts-based real estate developer.
The Cove offers two- or three-bedroom cottages, each with its own pontoon boat and boat slip, along with other amenities like a fire-pit, gas grill, full-sized kitchen, and open-concept living and dining areas. The units are also dog-friendly.
Reservations are available now by calling 877.667.COVE (2683). A variety of packages are available now for summer and fall.
From now to Sept. 10, the rentals for a two-bedroom cottage with a boat start at $605 per night (7 night minimum). From Sept, 11 to Oct. 2 the rental start at $350 per night (2 night minimum).