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Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Today we celebrate ice cream sandwiches in all their forms and flavors! They first appeared in the late 1890s in New York City, being sold by street vendors for a penny. They consisted of a thin quarter-inch layer of ice cream between two thin graham wafers. Shortly thereafter, by at least 1905, they were being sold on the beaches of Atlantic City for the same price.

There are many ice cream sandwich variations in the United States and around the world. The most common is made of a vanilla ice cream slab between two thin chocolate cookie layers that resemble a chocolate cake. The "It's It" ice cream sandwich originated in San Francisco in 1928 at the Playland-at-the-Beach amusement park, being invented by owner George Whitney. It consists of vanilla ice cream between two oatmeal cookies, which are covered with chocolate and frozen. They are still being sold today. Chipwich sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies were popular in the 1980s, and after a handful of years of being out of production, they returned in 2018.

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SU quarterback Garrett Shrader checks the engine of a Cessna 172 at Charlotte Monroe Executive Airport before he takes it for a flight Saturday, May 28, 2022. N. Scott Trimble |

Flying with Shrader: SU's free spirit QB was born to pilot (PS; $; Mink)

Out here in this gated community, an airpark about 90 miles from where Garrett Shrader learned to fly, he glides his hand across the wing of his grandfather’s plane.

He must have been 6 years old when he sat right seat in the Piper Aztec, affectionately dubbed “The Az-Truck” for its reliable hauling of everything that fits inside the door.

Don’t tell anybody, but on a trip home from Wilmington, Papa even let his young co-pilot briefly grip the steering.

“I had no idea what I had my hands on,” said Shrader, now Syracuse University’s quarterback. “That thing is a monster of a machine.”

Flying distinguishes Shrader from other glamour boys who quarterbacked the Orange and helps explain so much about who he is and where he comes from.

He reserves his plane at a small regional airport 10 minutes from his house, squeezing any flight time he can during the offseason into a wall-to-wall schedule of private throwing sessions, lifts, stretching appointments and family time. shadowed Shrader this summer to sample some of everything and saw up-close the daring and individualism that teammates and fans want in a Division I starting quarterback.

In the buttoned-up culture of Dino Babers’ well-guarded program, Shrader is a maverick. He’s as comfortable in a Carhartt as a set of shoulder pads, as composed 3,500 feet in the air as he is with a 285-pound defensive lineman barreling down on him in the final minute at Virginia Tech.

He got into flying because it runs in the family, passed on to him by his grandfather. In the air, Shrader is usually alone, thoughts to himself and in total control of the outcome.

“There is a certain level of freedom, like I can really do it, put this thing wherever I want to, whenever I want to, travel, go out and explore wherever I want to,” Shrader said.

That’s what Shrader gets from flying: Independence. Control. Discovery. Achievement. Just like running an offense.

Mikel Jones named to preseason watch list for Bednarik Award (PS; Leiker)

Mikel Jones picked up one more preseason award watch list nod Monday, the last day of major award announcements before fall camps begin.

The Syracuse football linebacker made the cut for the Bednarik Award, presented annually to college football’s best defensive player. Jones has also been named to watch lists for the Butkus Award and Nagurski Trophy.

The Bednarik Award is named for Chuck “Concrete Charlie” Bednarik, a member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame who played linebacker at the University of Pennsylvania and after for the Philadelphia Eagles. Bednarik was the last NFL player to play both sides of the ball full-time.

The award has been presented since 1994.

A captain for the upcoming season, Jones was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2021. He led the conference with 60 solo tackles and had 110 total tackles.

Syracuse football: stories to watch as camp commences (TNIAAM; Wall)

August means that the Syracuse Orange football season is upon us. Syracuse will report to camp this week and after a day of media tomorrow, practice begins on Wednesday. While news and access will remain limited during the pre-season here are a few things we’ll be watching for this month.

The New Offense

Robert Anae and Jason Beck were successful with different style quarterbacks at Virginia (and BYU before that). Can they turn Garrett Shrader into a true dual-threat quarterback? While Mike Schmidt continues to lead the run game, it was clear down the stretch that the Orange needed a stronger passing game to keep defenses honest. Opposing coaches said that the offense had become predictable and easy to plan for so this new leadership could give Syracuse an edge on Louisville in the opener.

Position battles

We know that Steve is going to closely follow the offensive line combinations as the spring ended with the Orange trying to find the best five-man unit. On the other side of the ball an inexperienced defensive line was given some additional options with Josh Hough and Garth Barclay moving over and with Hough now listed at 310 pounds it seems that the staff is serious about giving him a look at the interior on the 3-3-5. We’re also going to have a deep pool of players looking to crack the rotation at wide receiver and defensive back. With the coaching staff on thin ice they won’t be afraid to throw players into the mix if they show the ability to contribute to wins.

The Three Things That Will Dictate SU’s Success – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (; Griffin)

As the calendar flips to August (bonkers, right?), football season draws closer by the minute. 33 days from now, fans will pack the Dome for Syracuse’s opener against Louisville. Dino Babers and company will look to get the Orange back to a bowl game for the first time since 2018, but it won’t come easy with the gauntlet of a schedule ahead. But there are a few things SU can do to better their chances of playing a game in December. Here are three steps Babers and his staff can take to bring success to the 315 this fall.


Plain and simple, this team was very one-dimensional offensively last year. Syracuse leaned on the run far too much, and it yielded a dead-last finish in the ACC in passing yards. If SU brings out the same offensive schemes as last year, games will be over rather quickly. Whether it comes from Garrett Shrader, Carlos Del Rio-Wilson, or another candidate, the Orange must have more production through the air this season. There is reason for optimism that Shrader will improve in year 2 under center, but if he doesn’t and none of the gunslingers behind him pan out the way new offensive coordinator Robert Anae wants them to, things will not bode well at all. Stepping it up in the passing game would go a long way towards taking pressure off Sean Tucker as well as make game planning much more difficult for SU’s opponents.


This unit wasn’t exactly fun to watch last season. Whether it be Andre Szmyt doinking 20-yard kicks or punts not traveling very far (SU was last in the ACC in yards per punt), special teams were quite the adventure last season. But don’t think this unit didn’t have potential last year. Szmyt won the Groza Award (best kicker in college football) back in 2018 and Ian Hawkins averaged over 40 yards per punt in Syracuse’s final two games of the season after taking the starting job late. That begs the question of who will start at punter between Hawkins and James Williams, the latter of whom started eight of the first nine games last season. Consistency out of either one of these guys and punting the football won’t be the end of the world. Add that to a potentially reinvigorated Szmyt, this unit has an entirely different outlook.



2022 Syracuse Football Preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends (; Bock)

On a Broader Scale…

The Orange aerial artillery were seldom presented with opportunities to launch into a full-fledged vertical attack. Across his nine starts in orange and blue, Mississippi State transfer QB Garrett Shrader aired out just 11 passes for 20 or more yards. The junior was given a first down via a roughing the passer penalty at a more frequent rate than doing it himself. Shrader’s overall inaccuracy proved to be a glaring liability for the Orange as a whole. The signal-caller completed over 50% of his passes merely four times across his nine starts, and also failed to throw a touchdown pass in three starts. With minimal opportunities to produce, Syracuse’s pass-catchers posted uninspiring superficial stat-lines that suggest incompetence. In reality, SU’s smash mouth style of play produced a rushing attack so dynamic that it left a talented pool of receivers to collect dust. But with several new prospects, the Orange are poised for a breakout year in the pass-catching phase.

SU’s X-Receiver

Rising sophomore receiver Damien Alford (82) hauls in a long-range touchdown strike in the Spring Game. The Montreal-native averaged 19.2 yards per catch in 2021.

DAMIEN ALFORD, WR - 6-foot-6, 211 lbs. / Sophomore from Montreal, Quebec

For the lanky outside receiver from Montreal, size is everything. At a staggering 6’6,” Alford still releases into his routes like a young Amari Cooper. If you surrender outside space as a defensive back in press-coverage, you are as good as done for. Alford possesses the burners and size to serve as an elite deep-threat alongside a competent quarterback akin to his play style. Often a big play waiting to happen, Alford was the primary source of Shrader’s big play production. In the open field, Alford is a menace, and should he beat you man-to-man, you will not catch up to him. I predict, with high confidence, that Alford emerges as SU’s go-to pass-catcher.

Despite being SU’s third-most productive pass-catcher a year ago, Alford’s overall talent is still quite raw. He failed to record more than just two receptions in a single game last year, and had six games with under 20 receiving yards. A lack of a trustworthy sample makes Alford’s stock volatile, but from a pure physical standpoint, he remains the clear top-choice.


Garrett Shrader to Damien Alford for the 45-yd score!
— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) October 23, 2021
SU’s Slot Receiver

5-foot-11, 175 lbs / Redshirt Sophomore from Monroeville, Pennsylvania

A shifty slot-receiver, Jackson paced the Orange in receptions and receiving yards last year. Working between the hashes, no other pass-catcher possesses Jackson’s blend of agility, elusiveness, and ability to work after the catch. The sophomore brings a cerebral approach to creating first-downs, often using his speed and defensive miscommunications to create separation.

Of course, Jackson provides high-end value as a punt-returner, too. The 5’11” receiver put the icing on the cake of a Syracuse victory over Boston college with a 64-yard punt-return touchdown.

Despite his uncanny ability to change direction, Jackson struggles against handsier slot-corners. Jackson also fails to create separation against press-coverage on the outside. The Pennsylvania-native needs to add size and reps in order to warrant consideration as more than a slot-specialist.

SU’s Z-Receiver

6-foot-2, 173 lbs. / Freshman from Montgomery Village, Maryland

Projecting a freshman’s production is a fairly-impossible task. So is tabbing a three-star recruit as a year-one starting receiver. But after a standout Spring Game performance, Brown appears poised to take SU’s receiving room by storm. An undefeated 4A State Champion at Quince Orchard High School, Brown paced the team with 13 touchdown receptions. It should come as no surprise that Brown produced massive chunk plays in the pre-season tune-up, including a stiff-arm en route to a massive gain into opposing territory.

Still, Brown lacks the size to consistently navigate press-coverage. He has strong hands and immaculate concentration during a catch-opportunity, but I worry about his durability at his current weight of 173 pounds. I bet on his budding confidence and propensity for big plays to see him into a starting role in year one.

Syracuse Football Coach Dino Babers has high hopes for 2022 season (; Croston)

Syracuse Football Head Coach Dino Babers was one game away from a Bowl bid last season. Now, the team is back and hungry for another shot at success.

"Their summer has been unbelievable, the men have really put in the effort and the work," said Babers. "Now it's time to go to August, sharpen the pencil, and see what we can write with in September when we open up against Louisville."

Babers knows the team has a tough schedule ahead, but he's confident in the players he's been developing throughout the spring and the first part of the summer.

"I really believe that the leadership that we've got on this football team is going to pay off," said Babers. "It's not going to be easy, but the hard is what makes it fun."

One asset Syracuse has in their back pocket: Sean Tucker.

"His change of direction step is faster, his speed from running track is faster, and he's got a fantastic mental grip on what we're trying to do this year," said Babers. "You don't have to believe me, [but] I really believe he's better [than last year].

Babers said Garrett Shrader has also been putting in the hours to ensure his team the bets chance of success come fall.

"He's been practicing as the number one guy the entire spring,...and summer" said Babers. "Not only does that build leadership, but it also gives him the knowledge he needs to get his tools, the tools that he's comfortable with, and to figure out exactly how he wants to make all of this stuff go."

There will be media availability for select players at practice Tuesday morning.

Which newcomers are most likely to impact Syracuse football in 2022? (247sports; $; Bailey)

Syracuse football returns one of the strongest cores in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 17 combined offensive and defensive starters back, along with all of its contributing specialists. However, there are many new faces who fans should acquaint themselves with ahead of the team's season opener against Louisville on Sept. 3.

With preseason camp set to open on Wednesday, let's set the table for those impact newcomers by ranking the 15 that 247Sports believes are most likely to play a factor in the 2022 campaign,


The vast majority of players on this list either come to Central New York with collegiate experience or fill a position of need (see: defensive line). Greg Delaine is one of five high school additions to SU's secondary, coming in alongside a trio of transfers. And considering that the Orange secondary only lost one scholarship contributor from a year ago -- third corner Adrian Cole -- the path to getting on the field is steep.

However, Delaine's ball skills and playmaking give him a chance. Landing him on National Signing Day was one of the biggest wins of the recruiting cycle. The product of Fort Myers (Fla.) High School racked up five interceptions, including two returned for touchdown, to go with 75 tackles as a senior last fall, adding 750 receiving yards an additional six scores on offense.

Top 25 College Football Cornerbacks (; DiTullio)

No Garrett Williams means this list is garbage...

The college football season is approaching. There is always debate over ranking the best players in the sport. Here are the top 25 college football cornerbacks heading into the 2022 season.

Note: While projection of what a player can be is taken into account, most rankings are from what has been seen on the field so far. These are not NFL Draft rankings, but rather focus on the best players in college football.


25. D’Shawn Jamison, Texas Longhorns

Jamison is entering his fifth season with the Longhorns. He has plenty of experience, but had just one interception and one pass defended in 2021.

24. Duce Chestnut, Syracuse Orange

Chestnut was a freshman starter for the Orange and registered three interceptions and eight passes defended. Syracuse has a talented secondary and Chestnut will have a lot of eyes on him in 2022.

23. Arquon Bush, Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati made the College Football Playoff last season and Bush was a contributor. He had three interceptions and six passes defended. After being the third corner behind Ahmad Gardner and Coby Bryant in 2021, Bush is now the leader in the secondary.

22. Julius Brents, Kansas State Wildcats

Brents started his career at Iowa, but played last season with the Kansas State. He had 49 total tackles, one interception and two passes defended. At 6-foot-4 he is a unique corner for the Wildcats to utilize, as he has great length.

21. Jarrick Bernard-Converse, LSU Tigers

After four successful years at Oklahoma State, Bernard-Converse joined LSU. At Oklahoma State in 2021, Bernard-Converse had 11 passes defended as the Cowboys had their best defensive season in years. With some departures from the program, Bernard-Converse’s presence means a lot for the Tigers in 2022.


20. Darrell Luter Jr., South Alabama Jaguars

Luter has gained some national attention, despite playing at a small school. He had four interceptions and 10 passes defended in 2021. Fans tuning into South Alabama games this season will see one of the better players in the Sun Belt lining up at corner.

19. Tyrique Stevenson, Miami Hurricanes

Although he left Georgia right before they won the National Championship, Stevenson played well for Miami in 2021. He finished the year with one interception and four passes defended. Now he heads into the 2022 season hoping to lead the Hurricanes to an ACC title.

18. Kei’Trel Clark, Louisville Cardinals

Clark played one season at Liberty, then transferred to Louisville and has played well in all three years of his college football career. He had nine passes defended and three interceptions in 2021. Clark’s solid ball skills will be on display in 2022.

17. Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn Tigers

He has received plenty of playing time over his three years at Auburn and Pritchett is now a leader on the team. In 2021, he had one interception and three passes defended. Quarterbacks don’t always look to throw to Pritchett’s side of the field because of his coverage ability.

16. Cory Trice, Purdue Boilermakers

Trice is returning to Purdue for his fifth season after his fourth season was cut short. He played in just two games due to a knee injury in 2021. His length and ability to shut down receivers will be huge for Purdue in 2022.


15. Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State

In 13 games during the 2021 season, Forbes had three interceptions and four passes defended. Mississippi State doesn’t have too many impact players on defense, but Forbes is the leader.

14. D.J. Turner, Michigan Wolverines

Turner has just one season of playing at Michigan, but he proved to be valuable on their CFP run. He had two interceptions and seven passes defended. Turner will have his hands full in the Big Ten against some good receivers, but he is a solid player in his own right.

13. Josh DeBerry, Boston College Eagles

In 2022, DeBerry is heading into his fourth season. He has three interceptions and 11 passes defended in his career. Boston College has a few key players on offense, but DeBerry is by far the best player on their defense.

12. Jason Marshall, Florida Gators

Marshall had a fantastic freshman season for Florida that saw him collect one interception and three passes defended. Florida’s defense struggled in 2021 and Marshall’s emergence can really help them improve this season.

11. Tiawan Mullen, Indiana Hoosiers

After a great 2020 season that saw him have three interceptions and four passes defended, Mullen played in just five games in the 2021 season with an ankle injury. He’ll want to regain his form, as Indiana is in search of a bounce back season in 2022.


10. Denzel Burke, Ohio State Buckeyes

Not too many freshmen start at Ohio State, but Burke did and played well. He finished the season with one interception and 12 passes defended, showing off his great potential for the future.

9. Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU Horned Frogs

He had 13 passes defended in 2020, then produced two interceptions and seven passes defended in 2021. Hodges-Tomlinson has improved each season and if he continues that trend, he will rise up this list.

8. Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford Cardinal

Stanford has struggled the last few seasons, but Kelly is a bright spot. He had two interceptions and 11 passes defended in 2021. One of his interceptions was returned for a touchdown. The All-Pac-12 Second Team performer from 2021 is ready for a big 2022 season.

7. Cam Hart, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Hart had two interceptions and seven passes defended in 2021. He was able to display his awareness in coverage last season and now he’ll be counted on again in 2022. Notre Dame’s first game is against Ohio State, who has the premier wide receiver room in the country, so Hart has to be prepared in week 1.

Syracuse Football Prediction 2022 (; video; LucasRoss Sports)

I continue My College Football Predictions of 2022 with the Syracuse Orange.

Greg McElroy on why Tennessee, Nebraska & Louisville are on the rise | Always College Football (youtube; video; McElroy)

Greg McElroy gives us 3 ways in which Tennessee, Louisville and Nebraska can improve on last years win total, along with discussing if Stetson Bennett gets enough attention and can another team outside of Clemson from the ACC make the CFP.

Future Non-Conference Games, Part 2 (RX; HM)

Looks like Syracuse vs Tennessee in 2025 is missing. The game will be played in Atlanta...

Future Non-Conference Games, Part 2

In part 1 we looked at future Notre Dame vs. ACC schedules. Now, we'll take a look at ACC vs. SEC. While these are "baked in" the way the 5 games with ND are, there are a four games which are virtually guaranteed every year.

ACC vs SEC Teams

Of course, these are the four annual games against SEC teams:

In-State ACC/SEC Rivalry Games

  • Clemson/South Carolina
  • Florida State/Florida
  • Georgia Tech/Georgia
  • Louisville/Kentucky

There are other ACC/SEC games on the schedule, too:

Other Existing ACC vs. SEC games:

2022: 4 games
  • Tennessee@Pitt,
  • Miami@TAMU,
  • Ole Miss@GT,
  • FSU/LSU (New Orleans)
2023: 5 games
  • UNC/SC (Charlotte),
  • TAMU@Miami,
  • GT@Ole Miss,
  • FSU/LSU (Orlando)
  • VA/Tennessee (Nashville)
2024: 4 games
  • VA/TN (Nashville),
  • Miami@UF,
  • Clemson/GA (Atlanta),
  • VT@Vanderbilt
2025: 4 games
  • VT/SC (Atlanta),
  • Vandy@VT,
  • UF@Miami,
  • LSU@Clemson

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Future Non-Conference Games, Part 1 (RX; HM)

Future Non-Conference Games, Part 1

Thursday we discussed how strong the ACC's non-conference scheduling has been, but what about the future? This is the first of a three-part series looking at future P5 non-conference match-ups on the books for ACC football teams.

Let's start with the opponent that's part of a contracted scheduling agreement. While all non-conference games typically bring good tv ratings, this one is actually baked into the tv contract...

ACC vs Notre Dame

As you know by now, the ACC has an average of five games per year with Notre Dame.

Which ACC teams are scheduled to play Notre Dame each year?
(Big games in bold, ACC big home games in color)

2022: 4 games:

  • ND@UNC,
  • ND@Syracuse,
  • Clemson@ND,
  • Boston College@ND

2023: 6 games:

  • Wake Forest@ND,
  • ND@Clemson,
  • Pitt@ND,
  • ND@Duke,
  • ND@Louisville,
  • ND@NC State

2024: 4 games:

  • ND@Georgia Tech,
  • Florida State@ND,
  • Virginia@ND,
  • Miami@ND

2025: 5 games:

  • NC State@ND,
  • Syracuse@ND,
  • ND@Boston College,
  • ND@Miami,
  • ND@Pitt

ACC Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2022 (CFN; Staff)

The ACC is sticking with the divisions for one more year, and then it all changes in 2023.

Next season, the conference will become one big blob of ACC, with each team getting three permanent opponents to deal with and a rotation happening among the other five teams on the slate.

Make sense?

It’ll be a 3-5-5 format, basically meaning every team plays everyone else in the conference over two seasons.

For now, the ACC continues to be just about the same.

Duke and Georgia Tech will fight for scraps, Clemson – despite not playing for the ACC Championship last year – should be in a battle with NC State for the top spot, and everyone else can beat anybody else in the ACC depending on the moment.

Road games matter, off weeks are huge, and the teams that don’t get Clemson – or, this year, NC State – will be very, very happy.

ACC Atlantic Predicted Finish

1. Clemson
T2. NC State
T2. Florida State
T4. Louisville
T4. Boston College
T6. Syracuse
T6. Wake Forest

Boston College Eagles

2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2022 ACC Prediction: 4-4
2021: 6-6, Prediction: 7-5
2020: 6-5, Prediction: 5-6
2019: 6-7, Prediction: 7-5

Sept 3 Rutgers W
Sept 10 at Virginia Tech W
Sept 17 Maine W
Sept 24 at Florida State L
Oct 1 Clemson L
Oct 8 Louisville W
Oct 22 at Wake Forest L
Oct 29 at UConn W
Nov 4 Duke W
Nov 12 NC State L
Nov 19 at Notre Dame L
Nov 26 Syracuse W
Boston College 2022 Preview
Boston College 10 Best Players
Boston College Schedule & Analysis

Clemson Tigers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 11-1
2022 ACC Prediction: 7-1
2021: 10-3, Prediction: 12-0
2020: 10-2, Prediction: 10-1
2019: 14-1, Prediction: 11-1

Sept 5 at Georgia Tech W
Sept 10 Furman W
Sept 17 Louisiana Tech W
Sept 24 at Wake Forest W
Oct 1 NC State W
Oct 8 at Boston College W
Oct 15 at Florida State L
Oct 22 Syracuse W
Nov 5 at Notre Dame W
Nov 12 Louisville W
Nov 19 Miami W
Nov 26 South Carolina W
Clemson 2022 Preview
Clemson 10 Best Players
Clemson Schedule & Analysis

Florida State Seminoles

2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2022 ACC Prediction: 6-2
2021: 5-7, Prediction: 5-7
2020: 3-6, Prediction: 6-5
2019: 6-7, Prediction: 7-5

Aug 27 Duquesne W
Sept 4 vs LSU (in New Orleans) L
Sept 16 at Louisville W
Sept 24 Boston College W
Oct 1 Wake Forest W
Oct 8 at NC State L
Oct 15 Clemson W
Oct 29 Georgia Tech W
Nov 5 at Miami L
Nov 12 at Syracuse L
Nov 19 Louisiana W
Nov 25 Florida L
Florida State 2022 Preview
Florida State 10 Best Players
Florida State Schedule & Analysis

Louisville Cardinals

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 ACC Prediction: 4-4
2021: 6-7, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 4-7, Prediction: 6-5
2019: 8-5, Prediction: 4-8

Sept 3 at Syracuse L
Sept 10 at UCF L
Sept 16 Florida State L
Sept 24 USF W
Oct 1 at Boston College L
Oct 8 at Virginia W
Oct 22 Pitt W
Oct 29 Wake Forest W
Nov 5 James Madison W
Nov 12 at Clemson L
Nov 19 NC State W
Nov 26 at Kentucky L
Louisville 2022 Preview
Louisville 10 Best Players
Louisville Schedule & Analysis

NC State Wolfpack

2022 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2022 ACC Prediction: 6-2
2021: 9-3, Prediction: 8-4
2020: 8-4, Prediction: 6-5
2019: 4-8, Prediction: 7-5

Sept 3 at East Carolina W
Sept 10 Charleston Southern W
Sept 17 Texas Tech W
Sept 24 UConn W
Oct 1 at Clemson L
Oct 8 Florida State W
Oct 15 at Syracuse W
Oct 27 Virginia Tech W
Nov 5 Wake Forest W
Nov 12 Boston College W
Nov 19 at Louisville L
Nov 25 at North Carolina W
NC State 2022 Preview
NC State 10 Best Players
NC State Schedule & Analysis

Syracuse Orange

2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 ACC Prediction: 3-5
2021: 5-7, Prediction: 4-8
2020: 1-10, Prediction: 5-6
2019: 5-7, Prediction: 7-5

Sept 3 Louisville W
Sept 10 at UConn W
Sept 17 Purdue L
Sept 23 Virginia W
Oct 1 Wagner W
Oct 15 NC State L
Oct 22 at Clemson L
Oct 29 Notre Dame L
Nov 5 at Pitt L
Nov 12 Florida State W
Nov 19 at Wake Forest L
Nov 26 at Boston College L
Syracuse 2022 Preview
Syracuse 10 Best Players
Syracuse Schedule & Analysis

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Fall Camp Practice Report Featuring Jammie Robinson

3 takes, day 5: FSU football practice insight (; Mire)

Wrapping up day five and the last day in shells, the Florida State Seminoles took to the practice fields early Monday morning. There were a few extra eyes watching the team with ACC Network analysts in town for the ACC football road trip which started at FSU and will air tonight at 7 p.m.

There has been a lot of hype surrounding freshman Azareye’h Thomas (rightfully so) who has had a pretty good start to camp so far and is stacking good practices on good practices. Defensive backs coach Marcus Woodson spoke with the media after today’s practice and said although he is happy to have him and that he’s a great ball player, he is waiting for the pads to come on and the game to get physical to start seeing where Thomas is at.

Lightening the workload for some veteran players today gave newcomers even more of a chance to break out and take a step forward to the next level. Here are a few observations from practice:

The defensive backfield has talent

As mentioned above Azareye’h Thomas has been one of the standout freshmen of fall camp. He’s an instinctual player that plays with good technique and ended the day with another interception that looked seamless. It happened in the flats where his read was and saw the route the receiver was running and jumped it for the pick.

How Devin Leary became the face of NC State football and learned to lead by example (; Thompson)

Devin Leary hasn't let success go to his head.

When the NC State junior quarterback was offered a new car by a local dealership, he asked for something practical, the 2022 GMC Terrain, a midsize SUV with good gas mileage and enough room to drive teammates to and from the Wolfpack's athletic facilities.

After he signed a NIL deal with Chick-Fil-A that scored him free food vouchers for a year, he spread the wealth, handing out meals to anyone on the team with an empty stomach.

The money he made from appearing in commercials for the locally owned Bobbitt Construction? That's going toward a pricey steak dinner for the offensive line.

There have been plenty of perks and attention coming Leary's way since leading the Wolfpack to a 9-3 record in 2021 — a season that ended without a bowl game — behind a 35-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He'll enter this fall as a Heisman darkhorse and the face of an NC State program that has a realistic shot of ending a 42-year ACC championship drought.

In June, NC State launched Leary's unofficial Heisman campaign in the form of a website. Last week, he was voted the ACC's preseason player of the year.

Publicly, coach Dave Doeren has boasted that his returning starter is the best quarterback in the country. But in private, he made sure Leary understood the weight of his growing fame.

"I've had many talks with Coach Doeren about needing to represent myself like I'm the face of the program," Leary told the USA TODAY Network. "And I know the only reason I'm getting this attention is because of our team's success, so I want them to be a part of anything that I'm doing."

Leary learned humbling lessons before success

Leary spent a weekend in Los Angeles this summer that helped put his college journey into perspective.

2021 Fan Support Study (RX; HM)

2021 Fan Support Study

A recent study of number of college fans

...New data from the marketing research firm SBRnet measured the number of fans for every Power Five team, plus Notre Dame. The calculation was based on fans that watched or attended a game in 2021.

[NOTE: this is only for the 2021 season, so it may not reflect long-term followings - Hokie Mark]
The data shows 103 million people were fans of the 65 teams in 2021. Ohio State had the largest count at almost 6.3 million. Alabama was second at over 4.1 million. Thirty-one more Power Five programs (including Notre Dame) exceeded one million fans...
No explanation of the methodology used is available. There are surprising numbers for certain programs...

[Actually, their methodology is explained here. - Hokie Mark]
[Clearly, they must have considered more than just football, given Duke's high number - HM]

The list below is each program, by conference, with more than one million fans.

Before Realignment
Boston College1.5M
Georgia Tech1.4M
Notre Dame3.5M
Big 12
Big Ten
Ohio State6.3M
Penn State4.0M
Michigan State2.9M
Pac 12
Arizona State1.5M
Texas A&M2.0M
After Realignment
Boston College1.5M
Georgia Tech1.4M
Notre Dame3.5M
Big 12
Big Ten
Ohio State6.3M
Penn State4.0M
Michigan State2.9M
Pac 12
Arizona State1.5M
Texas A&M2.0M




JMA Wireless CEO John Mezzalingua, left, speaks at a press conference held by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, right, at a National Grid substation in Clay on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. (Rick Moriarty |

Schumer: New grants, cheap power could help bring chip maker to Clay (PS; Moriarty)

An electrical substation isn’t the typical place for Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer to hold one of his many news conferences. But that’s where he came Monday to take a victory lap for the passage of legislation he says will give Clay a good shot at landing a semiconductor factory.

Schumer, D-NY, stood in front of a National Grid substation off Caughdenoy Road to tout the passage in Congress last week of the Chips and Science Act, which will provide $52 billion in incentives for companies to make semiconductors in the U.S.

Schumer said the legislation, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign, greatly enhances the chance that the White Pine Commerce Park being developed by Onondaga County will become home to a chip plant.

“We are going to have the opportunity to be one of the world centers of chip manufacturing,” he said.

The electrical substation where he was speaking sits directly across Caughdenoy Road from White Pine, a 1,300-acre site owned by the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency.

The substation could play a vital role in bringing a chip plant to White Pine. Robert Petrovich, executive director of the development agency, said the station could bring up to a gigawatt of electricity (1 billion watts) to the commerce park to power multiple chip plants.
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Aug 26, 2011
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2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 ACC Prediction: 3-5
2021: 5-7, Prediction: 4-8
2020: 1-10, Prediction: 5-6
2019: 5-7, Prediction: 7-5

Sept 3 Louisville W
Sept 10 at UConn W
Sept 17 Purdue L
Sept 23 Virginia W
Oct 1 Wagner W
Oct 15 NC State L
Oct 22 at Clemson L
Oct 29 Notre Dame L
Nov 5 at Pitt L
Nov 12 Florida State W
Nov 19 at Wake Forest L
Nov 26 at Boston College L
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Wow! That's some collapse they're predicting for us.
I'm thinking that if we start 4-1 we won't fall apart like that.

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