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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011

Welcome to Commonwealth Day!

Commonwealth Day celebrates the Commonwealth of Nations. Most of the states in the Commonwealth are former members of the British Empire. A multi-faith service traditionally takes place in Westminster Abbey on the day, being attended by many dignataries, usually including the Head of the Commonwealth—who as of 2018 has long been Queen Elizabeth II. She delivers an address that is broadcasted around the world. In some countries, the Queen's message is read aloud instead of being listened to. The Union Jack flag is flown, and many Commonwealth countries have flag-raising ceremonies, programs, and assemblies. Each year there is a new theme to go with the day. It is a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries, but not in all.

SU News


Syracuse football wide receiver Oronde Gadsden speaks with a group of kids for an NIL event at the Syracuse Boys & Girls Club on Thursday. Gadsden is preparing to step into a bigger leadership role for the Orange in his third season.

Gadsden is finding his voice entering 3rd season at Syracuse (PS; $; Leiker)

Soft-spoken Oronde Gadsden had to speak up Thursday evening.

The breakout star of the 2022 Syracuse football season was being bombarded with eager questions, though not from the press.

Little voices piped up in an echoey gymnasium as Gadsden introduced himself to a crowd of curious kids at the Syracuse Boys & Girls Club.

“Do you play basketball?” a young girl – only 5 or 6 years old – interrupted.

“You went here?” another child asked, confused over Gadsden’s comment that he attended his hometown Boys & Girls Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Gadsden spent an hour Thursday evening hanging out at a local chapter of the national after-school club for children as part of a name, image and likeness deal. He answered the kids’ questions graciously, smiling and laughing as they wiggled in their seats listening to him.

It’s the first real community event Gadsden has participated in as he prepares to take a bigger role internally and externally for the Orange this season.

He was paid for the appearance by Hillsberg, Sharp, Corbacio & Valerino, a local law firm, in exchange for the use of his NIL.

Gadsden’s agent declined to reveal how much he received in the deal.

Gadsden handed out white shirts with his name and logo on the front and then signed them for each kid. He told them about how he would spend afternoons at the Boys & Girls Club in middle school working on his homework and fueling up before football practices.

If He’s Healthy, Garrett Williams Could Be a Steal for the Commanders (; DG28)

Garrett Williams, CB
Syracuse | Conference: ACC
College Experience: RS Sophomore | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 5’10” / 192 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd Round
Player Comparison: Kendall Fuller

College Statistics

Defense & Fumbles Table
TacklesDef IntFumbles

Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/9/2023.

Player Overview

Like many other players, Garrett Williams was a dual sport athlete sprinting while dominating in the secondary for his high school. A three-star recruit, Williams chose to leave his native North Carolina and play for Syracuse. He only appeared in four games before redshirting the rest of the season. His next season, he announced himself as a top corner in the ACC by leading the conference in pass breakups while being one of the Orange’s leaders in tackles. He followed that up by being named All-ACC next season, leading the conference in pass breakups for back-to-back years. He was named team captain this past season, but an ACL tear cut his season short after seven games.


  • Fluid hips and good footwork to mirror receivers
  • Good awareness and feel for playing zone
  • Extra gear when the ball is in the air
  • Plays the ball well in the air; a lot of PBUs
  • Willing tackler using elite acceleration to beat blockers to the ball


  • Despite acceleration, may not have deep speed
  • Poor eye discipline can lead to receivers beating him deep
  • Lapses in technique such as high back pedal
  • Would like to see more of those PBUs be INTs
... (CFN)

Syracuse football schedule 2023: Who do the Orange miss on the ACC schedule and what are 3 things to know?

Syracuse Football Schedule 2023: 3 Things To Know

Sept 2 Colgate

Sept 9 Western Michigan

Sept 16 at Purdue

Sept 23 Army

Sept 30 Clemson

Oct 7 at North Carolina

Oct 14 at Florida State


Oct 26 at Virginia Tech

Nov 4 Boston College

Nov 11 Pitt (in The Bronx)

Nov 18 at Georgia Tech

Nov 25 Wake Forest

Syracuse Football Schedule What To Know: Who do the Orange miss from the ACC slate?

Not having to play NC State isn’t bad, and missing Miami and Duke – yeah, Duke – this year is a positive. However, not getting to play Virginia hurts, and Louisville is one of those 50/50 games the Orange might have liked to have.

One of the biggest positives, though, is there’s no Notre Dame. This year that’s going to be a problem for a whole slew of ACC teams, but …

Syracuse Football Schedule What Really Matters

Syracuse has to play both Clemson and Florida State, and the date with the Seminoles is in Tallahassee. That comes early, and the trip to FSU comes after playing North Carolina as part of a run of three straight ACC road games. It’s broken up by a week off, but it’s still a bit of a problem.

Yes, the Pitt game is in the state of New York, but Yankee Stadium isn’t exactly a home game. That means there’s only one true home game – Boston College – in a five date stretch.

2023 NFL Draft: Everything You Need To Know (; admin)

The NFL Draft is the annual event where all football fans highly anticipate who their teams will select to join the squad. It’s an exciting time for fans as they get a glimpse of their team’s future. But with so much happening during the draft, it can be hard to keep track of everything.

Let’s cover everything you need to know about the 2023 NFL Draft, including some insights into the draft odds and how it may impact Syracuse.


As we approach the 2023 NFL Draft, many fans and analysts will be looking to the NFL draft odds to make predictions and place bets. The draft is April 28th to April 30th, with the first round on the first day. This year’s event will be held in Kansas City, and will be broadcast live on multiple networks.

The Chicago Bears had the first pick but have traded that to the Panthers, followed by the Houston Texans and the Arizona Cardinals. As we know, the draft order is determined by the team’s win-loss record from the previous season, with the worst-performing teams getting the highest draft picks. This system is in place to allow weaker teams to improve by getting the first pick of the new players available in the draft.


The most exciting aspect of the NFL Draft is the talent pool available. College football players nationwide hope to make it onto an NFL team. Some of the top prospects this year include defensive tackle Jalen Carter from Georgia., edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. from Alabama, and Quarterback Bryce Young also from Alabama.


Let’s focus on how it will impact local teams. Let’s keep an eye on the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants, the two most popular teams in Syracuse. Both teams made the playoffs, and both fell short in the divisional round.

Both teams have needs that they will be looking to address in the draft. The Bills could use some help on the defensive side of the ball. They ranked 16th in total defense last season and could use a playmaker to help them take the next step. They may also angle for another receiver for Josh Allen. The Giants spent $160M on Daniel Jones, so they could use some help on the offensive line to protect their wealthy quarterback and give their receivers time to get open.


The NFL Draft is an exciting event that gives fans a chance to see the future of their team. It’s a time when dreams come true for young players who have worked hard to make it to the NFL.

For Syracuse fans, the focus will be on the Bills and the Giants, as well as the first pick overall. Both teams have needs they want to address in the draft. It will be crucial to keep an eye on how the NFL draft odds move depending on draft strategy. These teams must make the most of their picks and build a strong roster for the upcoming season, and the hunt for franchise QBs is always interesting on the first night.

Syracuse football is not to wonder why; SU gets pledges from brothers Dye (itlh; Fiello)

Recently on Twitter, Syracuse writer Mike McAllister (whom I respect immensely and is my son’s favorite Syracuse sports writer) revealed two very cool commitments to the Syracuse football program.

Twin brothers Travon Dye and Trashon Dye out of New Jersey have verbally committed to attend Syracuse University. As noted in Mike’s article, Travon will likely add depth at the linebacker position, and Trashon is an athlete with a history of playing running back.

Both guys are slated to join Syracuse basketball guard Symir Torrence’s brother, three-star wide receiver Syair Torrence, in the class of 2024.

BREAKING: 2024 twins Trashon Dye (@DyeTrashon) & Travon Dye (@TravonDye) have committed to Syracuse. The Dye twins star for Passaic County Tech in New Jersey.
— Mike McAllister (@McAllisterMike1) March 5, 2023

Mike’s article includes a highlight video, their stats and more information that you can read at his site here, and I recommend you check it out.

You can also see what Charles Kang with The Juice Online (Rivals) wrote on these verbal commitments as well.

Syracuse football has picked up verbal commitments from 2024 players Travon Dye and Trashon Dye.

Now I don’t always comment on recruits because I’m happy with anyone the coaching staff thinks is good enough and accepts it. I also don’t follow it closely at times so my analysis is purely as an average fan. So I recommend if you do like that stuff, to check out the articles linked above.

— Travon Dye (@TravonDye) March 5, 2023

However, I’m writing today because I love the attitude of these two (plus local athlete Syair as well) who genuinely seem excited to play for the Orange. In fact, their social media and Mike’s article seem to emphasize their desire to not only be “hard-nosed players” but also the desire to get a degree from Syracuse University.


ACC News

ACC spring preview: High expectations for new and returning faces (ESON; Adelson & Hale)

The biggest conference storyline that has dominated the headlines (aside from the future of the league) is whether the ACC has two teams with legitimate College Football Playoff chances in Clemson and Florida State. Both teams have plenty of questions to answer first.

At Clemson, new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley enters the mix to try and fix a unit that has lost its fastball. After making six straight playoff appearances, Clemson has not made the playoff the past two years, and that has led to questions about whether the program has long-term staying power. The move Dabo Swinney made to bring in Riley is a clear indication he believes there is plenty Clemson has left to prove.

In Tallahassee, Florida State has sent expectations soaring, thanks to a 10-win season plus all the starters coming back. But this is also a program that had a three-game losing streak in the middle of last season and has not beaten Clemson since 2014. If the Seminoles can get past a tough September, when they play both LSU and Clemson, expectations will be even higher.

While playoff appearances generally determine the way conferences are perceived, the ACC has been a far more balanced league than in years past. Perhaps that ends up playing a role in what happens in 2023, when the ACC plays without divisions.

Boston College
Top storyline: The Eagles are going with a different starting quarterback this spring and a different offensive approach following a 3-9 season that was plagued with injuries and inconsistency. Emmett Morehead takes over as the starter after playing at a high level in 2022 in place of the injured Phil Jurkovec. Quarterbacks coach Steve Shimko adds the title of offensive coordinator, but no matter who is calling the plays, it is imperative for the Eagles to get back to running the football. BC could never keep the same offensive line together a year ago because they were so young and banged-up. But that should provide a far more experienced unit this year, especially with the return of possible first-round pick Christian Mahogany.

Newcomer to watch: There's no question receiver Zay Flowers leaves behind big shoes to fill. Watch for UCF transfer Ryan O'Keefe to make the most of his opportunity. O'Keefe was a big-time playmaker for the Knights (2,002 receiving yards), but there will be other opportunities to get him the ball in space beyond lining him up at wide receiver. He also reunites with BC receivers coach Darrell Wyatt, who coached him at UCF.

Top storyline: This spring provides our first glimpse at what new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley will do to help quarterback Cade Klubnik get the Clemson offense back on track. Without question, Dabo Swinney's decision to hire Riley from TCU was among the biggest in the college football offseason -- an admission that fixing the offense needed to be handled by someone outside the program. The turning point was seemingly a loss to Tennessee in the Capital One Orange Bowl, when Clemson scored just 14 points on 101 plays. Riley's offensive scheme has worked everywhere he has been, but for the first time in his career, he will be at a program that has consistently pulled in top-10 recruiting classes. The talent is there for Clemson to be a high-powered offense again.

Newcomer to watch: We will stay on the offensive side of the ball and go with freshman receiver Noble Johnson, an early enrollee who was one of the top offensive recruits Clemson signed in its 2023 class. Not only does Clemson have to get more consistency from its receivers, it also needs a big-play target who can stretch the field. Johnson, at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, has an opportunity to fit that category after averaging 17.2 yards per catch in high school.

Top storyline: In Mike Elko's first year as head coach, Duke's defense went from the worst in the ACC -- and among the worst in the country -- to being respectably middle-of-the-pack thanks to drastically improved tackling, a better pass rush and 26 takeaways, nearly twice its 2021 total. Building on that success will be key to the Blue Devils' growth, but they'll need to do it with a new defensive coordinator. Robb Smith left after just one year, and Elko brought in his former Texas A&M assistant Tyler Santucci to take over the D. There's work to be done for a unit that still allowed 7.2 yards per pass, but if Santucci can get the defense to take another step forward, there's no reason the Blue Devils can't repeat last year's surprising nine-win campaign.

Newcomer to watch: Speaking of the pass defense, Duke added a potential difference-maker this offseason in Miami transfer Al Blades Jr. The onetime blue-chip recruit started 14 games in 2019 and 2020, but an injury-plagued 2021 and the new coaching staff at Miami in 2022 kept him off the field for long stretches. He's still immensely talented, however, and a fresh start with the Blue Devils could equate to another shot at stardom for Blades and a big improvement for Duke's secondary.

Florida State
Jordan Travis helped the Seminoles win 10 games last season. Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire
Top storyline: The Seminoles rank No. 1 in the nation in returning production, including bringing back their quarterback (Jordan Travis), leading rusher (Trey Benson) and leading receiver (Johnny Wilson). There are not many high-profile position battles that need to be addressed in the spring. The biggest storyline centers around how this team handles the increased expectations and hype following a 10-win season. Florida State is a legitimate threat to win the ACC this year for the first time in seven years. Nobody is talking about hot seats and whether Florida State can ever get back as a program. Now the talk is whether this team can contend for the playoff. How Mike Norvell and his team handles all that outside noise will be fascinating to watch.

Newcomer to watch: Once again, Florida State has no shortage of transfers as Norvell and his staff continue to rely on a model that allows them to integrate veteran playmakers into their team. It has worked wonders since Norvell arrived. Among this year's talented group of transfers, keep an eye on Virginia transfer cornerback Fentrell Cypress II, who ranked No. 1 in the ACC and ninth nationally in pass breakups in a breakout season in 2022. He has the potential to be the best shutdown cornerback in the ACC.

Georgia Tech
Top storyline: Did last year's 4-4 finish represent progress or a post-coaching change blip? Brent Key did enough down the stretch to earn the full-time head-coaching job, but now the real work begins. Key must develop some explosiveness on an offense that often lacked any downfield threat, continue to develop an O-line that's been among the league's worst for years and reignite a ground game that used to be the signature of Georgia Tech's brand but in 2022 averaged just 3.75 yards per rush. Finding an offensive identity this spring will go a long way to determining how competitive the Yellow Jackets will be. Key helped turn around the defense in 2022. Now it's time for the offense to take a similar leap forward.

Newcomer to watch: Haynes King spent three years in Jimbo Fisher's offense, winning the starting job three different times, and yet it never seemed to quite work. Whether because of injuries or inconsistency, King wrapped his Aggies career with just 10 touchdown passes to go with 10 picks. Still, he brings some serious talent to Georgia Tech, which dealt with its own frustrating inconsistency through three years with Jeff Sims. Out from under Fisher's long shadow, it's easy to envision a scenario where the change of scenery and far less pressure to meet sky-high expectations offer King a chance to finally thrive. If he does, it'd be a boon for the Yellow Jackets and potentially one of the biggest portal additions of the year.

Top storyline: It feels as if everybody in America described the hire of Jeff Brohm as a "slam dunk" for the Cardinals, and for good reason. He is Louisville football royalty, and he had great success as head coach at Purdue before finally deciding to come back to his alma mater. Of course, that has put a lot of the focus on the Louisville offense, which had stagnated under coach Scott Satterfield. Brohm is sure to get the offense jump-started, especially when it comes to playing with more tempo. He was also able to hang onto a top-tier recruiting class, so how the players on the roster mesh with what Brohm wants to do is one of the biggest storylines to watch.

Newcomer to watch: There are two quarterbacks to watch: Incoming freshman Pierce Clarkson, a four-star recruit and huge pickup for the Cards, and transfer Jack Plummer. Brohm made it a point to bolster the depth in his quarterback room as soon as he arrived. Bringing Plummer in does just that -- especially since Plummer has experience with Brohm. Plummer started his career at Purdue and spent four years there before transferring to Cal last season. His familiarity with Brohm could give him an advantage. But either way, there will be competition for this spot, and that is exactly what Brohm wants.

Top storyline: Miami opened the 2022 season amid much fanfare with the return of Mario Cristobal, a renewed investment from the school in football, an all-star cast of assistant coaches and an incumbent QB poised for stardom. The result: 5-7. This offseason saw an exodus of assistants and players, but folks around Miami think it might be better for it. In particular, QB Tyler Van Dyke looks like he'll be a far better fit in new OC Shawn Dawson's offensive scheme. There are still plenty of big questions for Miami, but the biggest accomplishment the team might achieve this spring will be simply putting 2022 in the rearview mirror for good.

Newcomer to watch: Miami signed a pair of five-star offensive linemen, and both players -- Francis Mauigoa and Samson Okunlola -- will participate in spring ball. Given the Hurricanes' offensive woes last season, which included just 1.42 yards before contact per carry, adding size and strength up from is critical. If Mauigoa and Okunola develop as Cristobal hopes they will, they'd fit nicely into a group that also includes veteran Zion Nelson and UCF transfer Matt Lee.

NC State
Top storyline: When NC State brought in Virginia transfer quarterback Brennan Armstrong, the natural assumption was that he would take over the starting quarterback job with Devin Leary off to Kentucky. Especially with his former offensive coordinator, Robert Anae, coming to NC State as well. But coach Dave Doeren has made it clear there will be an open competition this spring between Armstrong and returning quarterbacks MJ Morris and Ben Finley. Morris and Finley played last season after Leary got hurt and showed their own flashes of potential. How the competition goes this spring could determine how the NC State offense looks moving forward.

Newcomer to watch: The obvious choice here is Armstrong, who put up huge numbers when he was with Anae at Virginia. In 2021, their last season together, Armstrong threw for 4,449 yards (a single-season Virginia passing record) and accounted for 40 total touchdowns. His ability to run makes him a true dual-threat. But without Anae at Virginia last season, he struggled. This fresh start with the Wolfpack could get him back on track, if he's able to win the competition.

North Carolina
Drake Maye finished with 38 touchdowns and 4,321 passing yards last year. Eakin Howard/Getty Images
Top storyline: In Mack Brown's first season with the Tar Heels in 2019, UNC's defense had a 58.3% successful play rate. The next year, 57.1%. The next, 55.2%. And last season? A dismal 52.2%, good for 121st nationally. Can you spot the trend? The Heels had a genuine Heisman Trophy contender in Drake Maye and a ton of skill position talent in 2022. They posted big numbers on offense. And in the end, the woeful state of the D left UNC with a four-game losing streak to close out the season. Afterward, a host of defensive mainstays hit the portal, and Brown and DC Gene Chizik are looking to start fresh. That ultimately means getting better production up front and playing more aggressively to disrupt the opposing QB -- something the Heels were atrocious at in 2022. Can the D-line make a big jump this spring? Will fresh faces bring a new energy? Or will it be more of the same as Maye's heroics are offset by a paper-thin defense in 2023?

Newcomer to watch: After three years running Brown's offense, Phil Longo left for Wisconsin this offseason. In his place, Brown hired former UCF offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, who came up under Gus Malzahn. It will be interesting to see how Lindsey's style of play works with Maye, who excelled under Longo's up-tempo, Air Raid principles. Lindsey led a stellar rushing attack at UCF a year ago, but UNC's offensive identity has always started with the QB.

Top storyline: The offense will have a completely new feel in 2023 with the departure of last year's leading passer, rusher and receiver. In the case of the ground game, replacing Izzy Abanikanda will be no easy task, but the Panthers got a taste of what Rodney Hammond Jr. could bring in the Sun Bowl as he rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns, earning game MVP honors. LSU transfer Derrick Davis Jr. could also add some pop this spring. Finding a replacement for explosive receiver Jared Wayne and a host of veteran O-linemen will be critical, too. But, of course, the QB room figures to grab the bulk of the headlines.

Newcomer to watch: The Panthers think they hit a home run by adding hometown product Phil Jurkovec through the transfer portal this offseason. Once a blue-chip signee for Notre Dame, then a burgeoning prospect with first-round draft pick potential at Boston College, Jurkovec has battled injuries the past two seasons and struggled behind a woeful Eagles O-line in 2022. At Pitt, he may have found the perfect landing spot on an offense that will allow him to use his athleticism and big arm, while playing with a defense that should keep him in every game.

Top storyline: This has been an offseason filled with transition for Syracuse, which had to revamp its coaching staff after five assistants left for other jobs. Jason Beck takes over as offensive coordinator, but his familiarity with quarterback Garrett Shrader and the system they want to run should make for an easy transition. The more fascinating move was hiring veteran defensive guru Rocky Long to replace Tony White as defensive coordinator. White learned the 3-3-5 defensive scheme from Long, and because coach Dino Babers wanted Syracuse to continue running that scheme, he decided to go after the creator himself.

Newcomer to watch: Syracuse signed three key additions from the transfer portal. All three have a chance to make an immediate impact. Nebraska transfer cornerback Jaeden Gould and Notre Dame transfer cornerback Jayden Bellamy (former high school teammates) fill an immediate needed for the Orange, who have to replace both Garrett Williams (NFL draft) and Duce Chestnut (transfer). The most intriguing could be Alabama transfer defensive lineman Braylen Ingraham, who has the opportunity to help transform a defensive front that was often overmatched last season.

Should the Pac-12 and ACC consider merging? (; video;' Andy Staples Show)

Andy, Ari, and Nicole react to former ESPN president, John Skipper, saying that the Pac-12 and ACC should consider merger. Is a union between the two conference possible? What pitfalls could commissioners George Kliavkoff and Jim Phillips face?

2021-22 Gross Revenue (RX; HM)

2021-22 Gross Revenue

2021-2022 Gross Revenue Totals* By P5 School:
RankSchoolGross Revenue
1Ohio State$246,605,307$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
3Notre Dame$215,302,916$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
6L S U$199,309,381$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
7Penn State$193,624,925$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
9U S C$187,650,353$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
13Texas A&M$169,220,001$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
15Florida St$162,146,012$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
24S. Carolina$144,815,377$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
26Michigan St$143,656,649$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
29T C U$138,998,636$$$$$$$$$$$$$
40N. Carolina$119,569,409$$$$$$$$$$$
47Va. Tech$109,216,783$$$$$$$$$$
48Miss. State$109,091,372$$$$$$$$$$
50Arizona St$107,153,368$$$$$$$$$$
53Texas Tech$103,708,791$$$$$$$$$$
54N.C. State$102,387,569$$$$$$$$$$
55Oklahoma St$101,526,357$$$$$$$$$$
56Kansas State$100,822,204$$$$$$$$$$
58W. Virginia$97,067,706$$$$$$$$$
60B C$95,703,917$$$$$$$$$

APAC News: Huskies Need Help (RX; HM)

APAC News: Huskies Need Help

You probably know by now that Ohio State dropped their series with Washington, which leaves the Huskies with holes in their schedule for 2024 and 2025. Previously, the Ohio State games would've been played on Sept. 14, 2024 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA and on Sept. 13, 2025 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH [LINK1].

Matt Brown thinks this is probably because Ohio State expects to be flying out to Los Angeles, and no Big Ten team wants to make two West Coast road trips in the same year [LINK2].
This might be an opportunity to test out how serious the University of Washington is about working with the ACC - and vice versa.
Currently, the Huskies have these non-conference games scheduled:

  • 08/31 - Weber State
  • 09/07 - Eastern Michigan
  • one opening (P5 home)
  • 08/30 - Colorado State
  • 09/06 - UC Davis
  • one opening (P5 away)
...and here are the potential ACC OOC openings (currently scheduled home/away = #h#a)


  • NC State 2 (2h, needs 1h1a)
  • Duke 1 (2h1a, can go either h or a)
  • BC 1 (2h1a, can go either h or a)
  • Wake 1(2h1a, can go either h or a)
  • UVA 2(2h, needs 1h1a)
  • Pitt 1(2h1a, can go either h or a)
  • Miami 1(3h, can take 1a)
  • FSU 2(1h1a, needs 2h)
  • Duke 1(1h2a, needs 1h)
The only ACC school with openings in both 2024 and 2025 is Duke - and they could theoretically play on the road in 2024 and at home in 2025.

Ranking ACC football teams by 2023 projected SP+ Rankings (; Turri)

The 2023 college football season is some time away though talking about football and looking towards the future will always be a thing with ESPN’s resident analytics expert, Bill Connelly, coming with the very early 2023 projected SP+ Rankings (subscription required) for all college football teams this past Tuesday.

As one would expect, Clemson is high on this list, though, unlike last season’s opening, they are not the highest projected SP+ team in the ACC. While it is always fun to compare the Tigers against the Nation, the ACC is due for an interesting season with teams such as Florida State, North Carolina, and more all looking to dethrone the Tigers in 2023 and take over the conference.

As a reminder, the SP+ Rankings consider things like returning production, recent recruiting, and historical success. Still, it’s not an exact formula by any means. It is Connelly’s little bit of magic where Connelly breaks down the pieces we don’t all know much about.

Anyway, here is a look at all fourteen ACC teams as ranked by the early, projected SP+ Rankings for 2023.

No.76 Virginia Cavaliers

Breaking Down the Numbers

Projected SP+: -4.8
Offensive SP+: 15.4 (No. 120)
Defensive SP+: 20.2 (No. 21)

No.72. Boston College Eagles

Breaking Down the Numbers

Projected SP+: -3.2
Offensive SP+: 21.7 (No. 87)
Defensive SP+: 24.9 (No. 53)

No.70 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Breaking Down the Numbers

Projected SP+: -3.2
Offensive SP+: 22.0 (No. 86)
Defensive SP+: 24.4 (No. 51)

No.69 Virginia Tech Hokies

Breaking Down the Numbers

Projected SP+: -2.1
Offensive SP+: 21.5 (No. 89)
Defensive SP+: 23.6 (No. 44)

No.59 Syracuse Orange

Breaking Down the Numbers

Projected SP+: 2.4
Offensive SP+: 26.5 (No. 66)
Defensive SP+: 24.1 (No. 48)

2023 ACC Football Spring Preview (youtube; video; College Football Roundup)

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Why FSU Clemson UNC & Miami have the ACC TERRIFIED (youtube;l videol; FSU Football)


We did a video on conference realignment and getting out of the ACC's Grant of Rights on Sunday and got A LOT of questions so we’re diving deeper into the numbers of how this works. No need to rewatch that other video, we’ll recap it all here later on. if you watched our first video, you are going to want to stick around because we updated some things and THE MATH COMING UP LATER IS BRUTAL. The ACC will not last much longer and here's a VIABLE way that FSU, Clemson, Miami, and UNC could all get out (along with 4 other teams). The Athletic Directors at these institutions know they won't be in the conference much longer and we need to continue to make people aware of options that exist!

Noles News: FSU gets ready for huge recruiting weekend (; LNoK)


Four-star 2024 safety Travaris Banks will be at FSU this weekend:

A bevy of other high-profile recruits are expected to be on campus this weekend for the legacy weekend.

It’s called legacy weekend because NFL stars that have already stamped their legacy at Florida State will be on campus; those include Jalen Ramsey, Derwin James, Jameis Winston, and many others.


Bruce Feldman has Mike Norvell ranked No. 21 in his top 25 coach rankings.

Mike Norvell, FSU (2022: NR): The Noles were in rough shape when he arrived, and Norvell has had struggles along the way. But he has also made big strides, going from three wins to seven to a turn-the-corner 10-win season in 2022. Prior to that, he was 38-16 at Memphis, where he produced exciting NFL playmakers. He’s had three Top 25 finishes in his seven seasons as a head coach.
The Norvell family announced a seven-figure donation to FSU Athletics.

Speaking of money, the call for unequal revenue sharing in the ACC is getting louder with UNC joining the caucus.

Meanwhile the Big 12 is circling the Pac-12’s remaining schools like a lioness circling the gazelle.



J.R. Simplot, who became a billionaire selling potatoes to the U.S. military and McDonald's, was one of Micron's early investors. In this photo, Simplot, center, holds a shovel at the 1980 groundbreaking of Micron's first semiconductor manufacturing plant, in Boise, Idaho. Micron Technology | Special to Syracuse.comMicron Technology

How Micron built to this moment: The maverick high-tech giant stakes its future in Central NY (PS; $; Coin)

Just a year after going public, Micron Technology nearly collapsed.

The fledgling company had defied the odds and built a manufacturing plant in Boise, Idaho, to make computer memory chips. The market was dominated by transglobal giants such as Texas Instruments and Motorola. Yet upstart Micron, founded far from the tech hub of Silicon Valley, had already landed such customers as Apple and Commodore.

Then, in 1985, Japanese chip makers flooded the American market with cut-rate chips. The selling price of Micron’s chips plunged from $3 to 25 cents, recalled one of the founders, Joe Parkinson. The stock plummeted by 90%. The company laid off half of its 1,250 workers.

“That was the moment when we were probably threatened the worst,” Parkinson, recently told | The Post-Standard. Parkinson had started the company with his twin brother and two other friends.

Parkinson, an attorney, and other chip company executives flew to Washington, D.C., to lobby the federal government to punish the Japanese for chip-dumping. It worked. The U.S. imposed penalties, and the American chip market rebounded.

From that inauspicious first decade, Micron has never looked back. In its 45 years, the scrappy firm has forged its own path, time and again outcompeting bigger and better-funded rivals through a combination of cost-cutting and innovation.

From its launch in the basement of a Boise dentist office, Micron became a global force by buying and building manufacturing plants across the world, from Virginia to Singapore to Taiwan. Micron has also endured the death of a daredevil chief executive officer in a solo plane crash and a corporate espionage plot backed by the Chinese government.

Today, Micron is the world’s fourth-largest producer of semiconductors, or chips, in the world. The company specializes in memory chips, the kind that temporarily store data in everything from mobile phones to cars to computers to the cloud.

Micron is highly profitable: In the past decade, the company has had just one losing year, and has turned an average yearly profit of $5 billion.


Rooms with views: First look at apartments in historic Syracuse bank building (PS; $; Moriarty)

Downtown Syracuse’s newest high-end apartments offer views of Clinton and Hanover squares from a historic former bank building.

The Treasury at 101 S. Salina St. will boast 119 studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments in a building that served for 123 years as one of the city’s most prominent bank offices.

The units on the top three floors of the 10-story building are completed, and tenants began moving in on Feb. 1.

A long list of features and amenities come with the apartments: quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, oversized windows, in-unit washers and dryers, a dog washing station, a bike storage room, a fitness center and a roof deck.

Thanks to the 10-story building’s design — it’s actually three conjoined buildings — there are 35 different layouts to the apartments.

Syracuse named best bar town in America; Barstool’s Dave Portnoy to host pub crawl (PS; $; Herbert)

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is returning to Syracuse, but not for the pizza this time.

Syracuse, New York, was named the “Best Bar Town” in America by Barstool in a March Madness-style online competition between 64 towns and cities across the U.S. The winner of each bracket was determined by total points from social media users who posted their town’s unique hashtag (#SyracuseBBT) on Twitter, TikTok or Instagram or bought Syracuse-themed “Best Bar Town” clothing and merchandise from Barstool.

Syracuse started as a No. 5-seed in the Northeast region, facing well-known college towns like State College, Pennsylvania, and Morgantown, West Virginia. The Salt City beat Greenville, North Carolina, in the Final Four and then triumphed over Washington State University’s Pullman, Washington, in the championship on Saturday.

“THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE,” @BarstoolU tweeted. “INTRODUCING YOUR FIRST EVER 2023 #BestBarTown CHAMPIONS: Syracuse, NY.”

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