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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011
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"Not until hell freezes over" is an idiom of improbability from the early twentieth century, which stemmed from the belief that hell is a very hot place, and thus will never freeze over. There are many variations on the phrase, such as "It will be a cold day in hell when…" and "There's not a snowball's chance in hell…" Well, the unlikely occurred, hell has frozen over. Get bundled up and ready to celebrate.

SU News

Syracuse Recruiting Roundup: Tom Callahan, Sam Cooper - The Juice Online (the juice; Sears)

It was another busy week in the Syracuse football recruiting world with more than 20 offers going out from the SU coaching staff, so let’s get right to it!

Syracuse football picked up a pair of commitments in the last few days, and we get started with Fordham graduate transfer Tom Callahan. The All-Patriot League long snapper is headed to Syracuse with his final year of eligibility. The Juice Online’s Wes Cheng caught up with him and he explained why he committed. “I chose Syracuse because its an opportunity for me to get a world class education, play high level football with great coaches and teammates, and to represent Cuse Nation, one of the best fan bases in the country,” Callahan said.

The second commitment came on Saturday from 2024 athlete (running back/linebacker) Sam Cooper. Cheng also chatted with Cooper, and the Conwell-Egan High (PA) recruit had this to say: “I can’t wait to be there and show the same love back and to be able to show the players and the fans that they didn’t make a mistake.”

Two other offers I wanted to highlight went to a pair of signal callers in the 2025 class. The first went to Camden (NJ) High quarterback Deante Ruffin. “It felt amazing to get that Cuse offer,” Ruffin said in an interview with Cheng. “It’s good to see work is paying off as I’m getting a shot to play at a big university.” The other 2025 quarterback Sebastian Circo from Omaha (NE) North High, who told Cheng, “Syracuse is a great school to get your education.”

Here’s a summary of the rest of the offers that went out this week by order of graduate year:


2024 ATH Sam Cooper talks Syracuse commitment: 'I can't wait to be there' - The Juice Online (the juice; Cheng)

Syracuse received its second commitment of the 2024 class over the weekend, as Conwell-Egan High (PA) athlete Sam Cooper pledged to the Orange during his Junior Day visit.

“I just really liked the coaching staff and school,” Cooper said in an interview with The Juice Online. “I liked how honest and straightforward the coaches were with me.”

In particular, Cooper developed a connection with running backs coach Mike Lynch.

After a great visit and conversation with @DL_theHUNT @CoachLynch I am bless to receive an offer from Syracuse #GoOrange #Comitted
— Sam Cooper (@Sammycoop1230) January 28, 2023

“Me and him talk every day,” Cooper said.

Cooper plays wide receiver, running back and linebacker at Conwell-Egan, but will likely play running back in college.

“I’m willing to play anywhere on the field,” Cooper said. “Whatever to make the team better I’m willing to do.”

Cooper got to see the Orange first hand in 2022 when he was a guest of Boston College for SU’s regular season finale on Nov. 26. Syracuse won 32-23, scoring 26 unanswered points in the second half to pull away with the win.

The Orange used its run game effectively against the Eagles, as Sean Tucker finished with 125 rushing yards and two scores.

“When I was at the game, Syracuse played really well and came through to win at the end of the day,” Cooper said. “It was cool to watch.”

Syracuse AD reveals new football opponent for 2024, says future schedules full of ‘opportunity’ (PS; Leiker)

Syracuse football now has its opponents set through the 2026 season after athletic director John Wildhack told the 2024 nonconference slate has been finalized.

The Orange will face Ohio, Army, Holy Cross and Connecticut in 2024.

The news that UConn would be added to the schedule was revealed during an interview with Wildhack last week to discuss football scheduling matters.

Its addition to the schedule means SU will play the Huskies four straight years starting in 2024, as the Orange already had a four-game deal set with Connecticut for 2022, 2025, 2026 and 2027.

Syracuse beat UConn 48-14 last season in Hartford, Connecticut.

Wildhack spoke with about a number of topics related to football scheduling in a conversation Friday. The ACC officially drops divisions for football this fall in favor of the 3-5-5 format Wildhack has been a strong proponent of.

The new model designates three annual opponents for each institution. Boston College, Pitt and Florida State are Syracuse’s rivals.

It also ensures all conference programs play each other twice — once at home and once away — every four years. The switch drastically increases the amount of times programs that used to be in separate divisions will square off.

Syracuse football’s spring game is set for late April, will air on ACC Network Extra (PS; Leiker)

The date’s officially set for when Syracuse football fans will next be able to see the team in action.

SU’s spring game is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21 and will air on ACC Network Extra. The times and dates for the entire conference’s spring games were released by ACC Network on Monday.

The Orange has not yet announced when its spring camp will start.

Syracuse is tied for the second-latest game of the spring season with Louisville, which will play its own game concurrently with SU’s. Only Duke plays later than the two programs. The Blue Devils are scheduled for a 2 p.m. game on April 22.

Only one of the conference’s spring games will air on ACC Network proper. The channel will broadcast Virginia’s game live, as it will be the first time the program takes the field since three of its players were killed in an on-campus shooting in November.

Syracuse Football's 2023 Schedule Revealed (SI; McAllister)

Syracuse football's 2023 schedule was released as part of the ACC's schedule reveal Monday night. While the opponents were previously known, the dates and order was not. The schedule is as follows:

Note: All caps denotes home game in the JMA Wireless Dome.

Saturday, September 2nd: COLGATE

Saturday, September 9th: WESTERN MICHIGAN

Saturday, September 16th: at Purdue

Saturday, September 23rd: ARMY

Saturday, September 30th: CLEMSON

Saturday, October 7th: at North Carolina

Saturday, October 14th: at Florida State

Saturday, October 21st: Bye Week

Thursday, October 26th: at Virginia Tech

Friday, November 3rd: BOSTON COLLEGE

Saturday, November 11th: Pittsburgh (at Yankee Stadium)

Saturday, November 18th: at Georgia Tech

Saturday, November 25th: WAKE FOREST

The Orange was expected to win three or four games in 2022 but exceeded those expectations by racing out to a 6-0 start before finishing the season 7-5 and earning a berth in the Pinstripe Bowl. Syracuse lost to Minnesota in that postseason game to finish 7-6.

Preview: Guide to the 2023 Senior Bowl (

As many people around the football world say, there is no real offseason in the NFL.
Despite the Giants' season recently coming to an end, the pre-draft process is already underway.
The 2023 Senior Bowl kicks off this week, with practices starting on Tuesday and the game itself this Saturday.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2023 Senior Bowl.

Game Information

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 2:30pm ET
Where: Mobile, Alabama
Stadium: University of South Alabama, Hancock Whitney Stadium
Television: NFL Network

2023 Practice Schedule

Tuesday (1/31)
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (National)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (American)
Wednesday (2/1)
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (National)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (American)
Thursday (2/2)
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (National)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (American)

Coaching Staffs

Head Coach:
Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Luke Getsy
Offensive Coordinator: Atlanta Falcons Quarterbacks Coach Charles London
Defensive Coordinator: New England Patriots Defensive Line Coach DeMarcus Covington
Head Coach:
Las Vegas Raiders Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham
Offensive Coordinator: New Orleans Saints QB Coach/Pass Game Coordinator Ronald Curry
Defensive Coordinator: Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Backs Coach Grady Brown

Full list of 2023 Senior Bowl participants

  • Tyson Bagent, Shepherd
  • Max Duggan, TCU
  • Jake Haener, Fresno State
  • Jaren Hall, BYU
  • Clayton Tune, Houston
Running Back
  • Chase Brown, Illinois
  • Eric Gray, Oklahoma
  • Evan Hull, Northwestern
  • Roschon Johnson, Texas
  • Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
  • Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State
  • Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
  • Tyjae Spears, Tulane
  • Josh Whyle, Cincinnati (FB)
  • Brayden Willis, Oklahoma (FB)

Wide Receiver

  • Ronnie Bell, Michigan
  • Derius Davis, TCU
  • Nathaniel Dell, Houston
  • Elijah Higgins, Stanford (WR/TE)
  • Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State
  • Andrei Iosivas, Princeton
  • Charlie Jones, Purdue
  • Jonathan Mingo, Mississippi
  • Puka Nacua, BYU
  • Trey Palmer, Nebraska
  • Jayden Reed, Michigan State
  • Rashee Rice, SMU
  • Tre Tucker, Cincinnati
  • Jalen Wayne, South Alabama
  • Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia
  • Michael Wilson, Stanford

Tight End

  • Davis Allen, Clemson
  • Payne Durham, Purdue
  • Cameron Latu, Alabama
  • Will Mallory, Miami
  • Luke Musgrave, Oregon State

Offensive Line

  • Jake Andrews, Troy
  • Steve Avila, TCU
  • Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse
  • Nick Broeker, Mississippi
  • McClendon Curtis, Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
  • Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama
  • Alex Forsyth, Oregon
  • Blake Freeland, BYU
  • Richard Gouraige, Florida
  • Ryan Hayes, Michigan
  • Dawand Jones, Ohio State
  • Cody Mauch, North Dakota State
  • Wanya Morris, Oklahoma
  • Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan
  • Jarrett Patterson, Notre Dame
  • Asim Richards, North Carolina
  • Nick Saldiveri, Old Dominion
  • John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
  • Tyler Steen, Alabama
  • O'Cyrus Torrence, Florida
  • Andrew Vorhees, USC
  • Darnell Wright, Tennessee

Edge Rusher

  • Adetomiwa Adebawore, Northwestern
  • Andre Carter II, Army
  • YaYa Diaby, Louisville
  • Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame
  • Ali Gaye, LSU
  • Derick Hall, Auburn
  • Nick Hampton, Appalachian State
  • Zach Harrison, Ohio State
  • K.J. Henry, Clemson
  • Dylan Horton, TCU
  • Thomas Incoom, Central Michigan
  • DJ Johnson, Oregon
  • Isaiah Land, Florida A&M
  • Eku Leota, Auburn
  • Will McDonald IV, Iowa State
  • Isaiah McGuire, Missouri
  • Tavius Robinson, Mississippi
  • Keion White, Georgia Tech
  • Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
  • Byron Young, Tennessee

Defensive Line

  • Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin
  • Karl Brooks, Bowling Green
  • Jerrod Clark, Coastal Carolina
  • DJ Dale, Alabama
  • Siaki Ika, Baylor
  • Tyler Lacy, Oklahoma State
  • Zacch Pickens, South Carolina
  • Jalen Redmond, Oklahoma
  • Byron Young, Alabama
  • Cameron Young II, Mississippi State


  • SirVocea Dennis, Pittsburgh
  • Daiyan Henley, Washington State
  • Cam Jones, Indiana
  • Carlton Martial, Troy
  • Aubrey Miller Jr., Jackson State
  • DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
  • Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
  • Owen Pappoe, Auburn
  • Henry To'oTo'o, Alabama
  • Dorian Williams, Tulane


  • Jakorian Bennett, Maryland
  • Julius Brents, Kansas State
  • Chamarri Conner, Virginia Tech
  • Anthony Johnson, Virginia
  • Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford
  • Darrell Luter Jr., South Alabama
  • Jartavius Martin, Illinois
  • Riley Moss, Iowa
  • Darius Rush, South Carolina
  • Tyrique Stevenson, Miami
  • Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
  • Rejzohn Wright, Oregon State


  • Jordan Battle, Alabama
  • Ji'Ayir Brown, Penn State
  • Sydney Brown, Illinois
  • DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama
  • Kaevon Merriweather, Iowa
  • Jammie Robinson, Florida State
  • Daniel Scott, California
  • JL Skinner, Boise State
  • Christopher Smith, Georgia
  • Jay Ward, LSU


  • Bryce Baringer, Michigan State (P)
  • Adam Korsak, Rutgers (P)
  • Jack Podlesny, Georgia (K)
  • Chad Ryland, Maryland (K)
  • Robert Soderholm, VMI (LS)
  • Alex Ward, UCF (LS)

ACC News

2023 ACC football schedule by team: key games, dates when the league releases new plans for the upcoming season - USASPORTS.NEWS (; Clark)

The ACC announced its full 2023 college football schedule Monday, setting the stage for a crucial campaign. The schedule is the first to feature a no-division 3-3-5 model, resulting in the top two teams going head-to-head in conference championship play.

College football’s opening weekend provides a showcase for the league, with ACC teams playing every day Thursday through Monday (Labor Day). Wake Forest will start against Elon on August 31, while Louisville will play Georgia Tech on September 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Florida State plays SEC West champion LSU on Sunday, Sept. 3, while Clemson begins his ACC title defense against Duke on Labor Day.

Notre Dame once again features prominently in the ACC schedule with six matchups including a road trip to Clemson on Nov. 4 and a home tilt against Wake Forest on Nov. 18. A September 23 matchup between Florida State and Clemson ranks as perhaps the early game of the year in the conference with both programs likely in the top 10 to start the year. The final week of the season features Rivalry Games as usual, pitting four schools against state SEC opponents.

The 3-5-5 model features three permanent opponents for each school to maintain rivalries, along with a biennial rotating selection of five unique teams. The model ensures that every four-year-old ACC player visits every single opposing stadium during their career. Previously, the NCAA required that every conference with at least 12 teams have a conference championship game built from divisions. However, the NCAA repealed the policy in 2022.

Roundtable: Early thoughts on 2023 FSU football schedule (; Staff)

After finishing off the year on a six-game win streak and both returning and stacking up talent, expectations are high for Florida State Seminoles football in 2023.

The schedule for the upcoming season was released on Monday, January 30th, solidifying the Seminoles’ itinerary for the year.

With the 2023 Florida State football schedule officially here, the Tomahawk Nation staff took some time to offer some early thoughts on the slate.

First off, initial thoughts on the 2023 schedule?

Perry: It’s kind of cool to see FSU and Clemson be a September game again? But outside of that, it’s that same familiar feeling of, “wow, the ACC did not do Florida State any favors” outside of a three-game stretch at home in the middle of October.

LastNoleOfkrypton: I kind of like that Clemson is in September and that the bye is after the game. That first month will likely be FSU’s most physical month of the season so I expect some extra recovery needed in October.

Tommy Mire: The schedule is set up to prove that you can win on the road early facing BC and Clemson in September. The first home conference game is against VT, followed by two that the Seminoles should win. The bye after Clemson and so early in the season could be good or bad depending on how you look at it.

NoleThruandThru: I’m happy to see Clemson early in the schedule, but that bye week placement absolutely sucks. My main gripe is with the early bye and tough back end of the schedule. Thank goodness the depth on the team has improved (see: offensive line).

Louisville football opener with Georgia Tech moved to Sept. 1 in ACC reveal (; Bozich)

Jeff Brohm won the 2022 Big Ten West Division title in his final season at Purdue.

On Monday night, Brohm learned the week-by-week route that he and his University of Louisville football team must navigate in the Atlantic Coast Conference in his first season with the Cardinals.

And it included one major surprise — the Cards’ season opener at Georgia Tech was bumped forward a day to Sept. 1, a Friday night, when the Cards and Yellow Jackets will play at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. That game will be the Cards' third appearance in the Chick-fil-A kickoff game.

Four other dates were already known — as were the absence of Clemson, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Florida State from the Cards’ schedule for the first time since Louisville joined the ACC in 2014.

The ACC has eliminated the Coastal and Atlantic divisions. Louisville now has three teams the Cards will play every season — Virginia, Miami and Georgia Tech.

The Cards' home opener against Murray State will be played on Thursday Sept. 7 -- and Louisville will play three straight home games after an off week Oct. 21. The Cards will also play four mid-week games, the most in the ACC.

Notre Dame is the only Louisville opponent ranked in the ESPN Too-Early Top 25 for next season.

Miami football schedule released with 3 weekday games, FSU November 11 (; Rubenstein)

The ACC released the 2023 schedules on Monday. The Miami football program already knew its 2023 non-conference schedule. Miami opens the 2023 season against Miami (Ohio) on Friday, September 1 at Hard Rock Stadium. The Hurricanes host Texas A&M on September 9 and Bethune-Cookman on September 14.

Miami plays its only non-conference road game on September 23 at Temple. The Hurricanes are off in week five before opening ACC play on October 7 versus Georgia Tech. Miami has its bye week in between the end of their non-conference portion off the schedule and beginning ACC play for the second straight season.

Miami has a chance to avenge 2022 losses to Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and Texas A&M in 2023. Clemson and Florida State dominated Miami in 2022. Miami lost close games versus North Carolina and at Texas A&M. Clemson and Florida State will be the favorites to reach the ACC Championship Game.

The Miami football team will have two games on Friday and one on Thursday this season. Two of the first three Miami games are weekday games and the Hurricanes finish the season on Black Friday at Boston College. Playing at Boston College deep into fall the last weekend in November will be difficult for Miami.

ACC football schedule release: Every game for every team in 2023 (ESPN; Staff)

The ACC is ditching divisions for 2023, and that has set up a schedule that looks a good bit different from years past.

The league released its 2023 schedule for all 14 teams Monday, highlighted by a showdown between defending champion Clemson and upstart Duke on Labor Day and a September matchup between Clemson and Florida State.

The league announced last year it would cease divisional play in 2023, waving goodbye to the familiar Atlantic and Coastal divisions in favor of a 3-5-5 system that will pit each team against three annual rivals and alternate home-and-home series vs. five other league opponents every two years.

The new approach means rivalry games like Florida State-Miami (Nov. 11 in Tallahassee), NC State-North Carolina (Nov. 25 in Raleigh) and Virginia-Virginia Tech (Nov. 25 in Charlottesville) remain at the forefront, but Georgia Tech will also travel to Wake Forest for the first time since 2010, Louisville will play Virginia Tech for just the second time since joining the ACC in 2014, and Miami and Boston College, once Big East rivals, will play for just the second time since 2012.

The ACC's nonconference slate gets off to a rollicking start, too, with North Carolina taking on South Carolina, Virginia facing off against Tennessee, Florida State playing LSU and, in what figures to be one of the most confusing games of the year, Miami (Ohio) travels to Miami (Florida).

ACC Announces 2023 Football Schedule (

2023 ACC Football Logo Schedule

2023 ACC Football Composite Schedule
2023 ACC Football Team by Team Schedule

– The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 2023 football schedule – the first under a new scheduling model – Monday night during a two-hour special The Huddle: 2023 Football Schedule Reveal, exclusively on ACC Network.

The 71st season of ACC Football is the first under a 3-5-5 scheduling model announced last June that covers the 2023-26 seasons. Each team will play three primary opponents annually and face the other 10 league teams twice during the four-year cycle, once at home and once on the road. The schedule allows for each team to face all 13 conference opponents home and away at least once over the four-year period. The new model eliminates divisions with the top two teams based on winning percentage playing in the ACC Football Championship Game on the first Saturday in December.

“As a conference, we’re extremely excited to begin the new scheduling model that provides significant enhancements – the most important being the opportunity for our student-athletes to play every school both home and away over a four-year period,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “The new model is also in the best interest of our schools, fans and the conference as a whole. Beyond the incredibly competitive league schedule, our teams will once again play arguably the toughest collection of non-conference opponents. There’s always great anticipation surrounding the annual release of the ACC Football schedule, and 2023 is no exception.”

The 71st season of ACC Football features 56 league games and 56 non-conference contests with each school playing eight league games.

Challenging Non-Conference Slate
• The ACC’s non-conference schedule continues to be among the most difficult in the country. In addition to 25 games against Power 5 opponents, the ACC will play 11 non-conference games against teams ranked in the final 2022 Associated Press Top 25 poll.

• Eight schools – Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest – play two Power 5 conference opponents (including Notre Dame). Louisville and Pitt each play three.

• ACC teams will play 27 games against opponents that appeared in a bowl game last year.

• ACC teams will play 11 non-conference games against teams in ESPN’s 2023 Way-Too-Early Top 25.

Labor Day Weekend – Five Days of Football
• The ACC will be featured throughout the Labor Day Weekend with 12 games over a five-day span, Aug. 31-Sept. 4. No other league plays across all five days in Week One. This is the fifth time in the last seven years the ACC has played over five consecutive days in Week One.

• The Labor Day weekend begins on Thursday, Aug. 31, with Wake Forest hosting Elon. On Friday, Sept. 1, Louisville faces Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, while Miami hosts Miami (Ohio) in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Notre Dame broke the ACC football cheat code (; Vowles)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish released its 2023 football schedule a few weeks ago, and we could finally see where all of the ACC games were slotted for the season. There were no big surprises — other than ND forcing itself to play during midterm week. The real surprise came on Monday when the ACC released its full conference schedule.

Twitter @ACCFootball
Notice something strange about all of that?

There isn’t a single bye week for any ACC team the week before they play Notre Dame. Over the last few years, it’s been a true comedic experience to watch the ACC unveil the schedule with all of those bye weeks right before the Irish. They were trying so hard — so hard — to find any edge they could get to beat Notre Dame in the regular season.

And who can really blame them Notre Dame’s dominance against the ACC in the regular season is well-known, and it even had Mark Richt pleading from the ACC network release show.

2023 ACC Network Spring Football Coverage Plans (ESPN; Ufnowski)
  • ACC spring football coverage throughout April on ACCN platforms
  • ACCN to carry Virginia’s Spring Game on April 15 as the Cavaliers make their first public appearance at Scott Stadium since November’s tragedy
ACC Network (ACCN), the 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, is the exclusive home for ACC football’s slate of spring games throughout April. ACCN will air Virginia’s Spring Game on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. ET, as the Cavaliers make their first public appearance at Scott Stadium since November’s tragedy on Grounds.

ACCNX, the network’s digital platform available on the ESPN App, will carry the remaining spring football games over three weekends beginning Saturday, April 8. All spring football games on ACCNX will re-air this spring on ACCN.

Additional spring football programming and details, including Pro Day events, will be announced in the coming weeks.

2023 ACC Football Schedule

The 2023 ACC football schedule will be unveiled tonight during a two-hour special ACC Huddle: 2023 Football Schedule Reveal at 7 p.m. ET, exclusively on ACC Network. Jordan Cornette will host the two-hour special and will be joined by Roddy Jones, EJ Manuel and Mark Richt as they reveal each team’s schedule along with key matchups and weeks.

2023 ACC Spring Football on ACCN Platforms

DateTime (ET)EventPlatform
Sat, April 81 p.m.NC State Spring GameACCNX
Fri, April 14TBDMiami Spring GameACCNX
Sat, April 1511 a.m.Boston College Jay McGillis Memorial Spring GameACCNX
1 p.m.Clemson Spring GameACCNX
1 p.m.Georgia Tech White & Gold Spring GameACCNX
1 p.m.Pitt Spring GameACCNX
2 p.m.Virginia Spring GameACCN
2 p.m.Wake Forest Spring GameACCNX
3 p.m.North Carolina Spring GameACCNX
3 p.m.Virginia Tech Spring GameACCNX
4 p.m.Florida State Spring ShowcaseACCNX
Fri, April 217 p.m.Louisville Spring GameACCNX
7 p.m.Syracuse Spring GameACCNX
Sat, April 222 p.m.Duke Blue & White Spring GameACCNX



‘Manodrome’: Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody movie shot in Syracuse sets world premiere (PS; Herbert)

A new movie shot in Syracuse is set to make its world premiere in Germany next month.

“Manodrome,” starring Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Oscar winner Adrien Brody and buzzy actress Odessa Young, will debut at the Berlin International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 16-26, 2023. A photo released by the festival shows Eisenberg (”The Social Network”) with uncharacteristic red hair and a puffy winter coat next to Young (”Assassination Nation,” “The Stand”) with blue hair.

Written and directed by South African filmmaker John Tengrove, “Manodrome” film was largely shot in Syracuse last winter. A casting call at the time referred to it as an “Untitled Rust Belt” movie, set around Christmas time, following a troubled factory worker with a pregnant girlfriend and a “dangerous obsession with an immigrant bodybuilder at his local gym.”

The official synopsis for “Manodrome” now describes the movie as:

“Conflicted about his girlfriend’s pregnancy, Ralphie’s life spirals out of control when he meets a mysterious family of men.”

The film is one of 18 titles in the International Competition and one of the most anticipated events during the Berlin film festival. The fest will also feature Sean Penn’s documentary about the war in Ukraine, “Superpower.”

“Manodrome” is produced by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s Felix Culpa, along with Jeff Molyneaux, Brian Loschiavo, Pastor Alvarado III at Riverside Entertainment. Gerry Pass, who was part of the local Lou Ferrigno horror movie, “The Hermit,” that shut down last summer, is also listed as a co-producer.

It’s at least the third production Brody has been a part of in Central New York, along with the recent thriller “Clean” and the documentary “Stone Barn Castle.” He bought the 19th century Stone Barn Castle, located 30 miles west of Utica in Vienna, N.Y., more than a decade ago and chronicled the project in 2015.



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