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- Aug 15, 2011
Victory Day commemorates Japan's surrender to the Allies, which brought about the conclusion of World War II. The United States had called for Japan's surrender at the Potsdam Conference—a meeting which took place between the United States, The Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom in late July and early August of 1945. After Japan did not respond to the request, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, and on Nagasaki on August 9; the Soviet Union also invaded Manchuria on August 9. Japan finally capitulated and accepted the Potsdam Declaration. On August 15 in Japan, which was August 14 in the United States, Japan's Emperor Hirohito gave a radio address urging his citizens to accept the surrender.
Watch: Syracuse spotlights Kendall Long’s ridiculous catch, LeQuint Allen’s return from suspension (PS; Carlson)
Syracuse wide receiver Kendall Long is one of many wide receivers trying to make a case for playing time in an offense that promises to be more pass-friendly this season.
He may have delivered his best argument yet in the team’s closed scrimmage on Saturday.
Syracuse released a highlight of Long making a ridiculous catch over defensive back Greg Delaine. Long completed the catch and pinned the ball on Delaine’s back even though the defensive player was called for pass interference on the play.
It’s definitely worth the watch.
Camp Notebook: Week 2 - Syracuse University Athletics (cuse.com)
Week 2 of training camp is in the books, as the Orange near the midway point of their preseason training camp.
The team was on the field from Tuesday through Saturday this week, before taking their mandatory off day on Sunday. The week was headlined by the first of two preseason scrimmages on Saturday.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
The Orange kicked off the second week of practice with Coach Babers holding his weekly press conference.
It was also the first day in full pads, which is always a camp highlight:
Wednesday, Aug. 9
The Orange's offensive players were available to the media on Wedneday. Catch up with Garrett Shrader, Oronde Gadsden II and Isaiah Jones from earlier this week:
https://www.si.com/college/syracuse...-safety-myles-farmer-transferring-to-syracuse (SI; McAllister)
Former Nebraska safety Myles Farmer has transferred to Syracuse as a graduate transfer. He is currently enrolled at the school and has joined the football program. Farmer has two years of eligibility remaining and was the second leading tackler for the Cornhuskers last season with 73. He will join the Orange’s roster for the upcoming 2023 season.
The 6-3, 200 pound defensive back entered the transfer portal in early August after being suspended from Nebraska for violation of team rules. New head coach Matt Rhule said the suspension as due to not doing the little things to meet the program’s standards. It took only a couple of days from there for Farmer to enter the portal. Syracuse moved quickly to add him from that point. In addition to this suspension, Farmer spent seven days on house arrest this past spring after pleading no contest to a DUI charge stemming from an incident in November.
Farmer started 11 games at safety in 2022 and four in 2021. In addition to the 73 tackles last season, which was second on the team, Farmer had four pass breakups, one interception and one tackle for loss. However, Nebraska went through a coaching staff change during the offseason, leading to the hiring of Rhule and former Syracuse defensive coordinator Tony White.
Former Nebraska football star lands with new program (huskercorner.com; Vandervoort)
Not long after Myles Farmer decided to play for someone other than Nebraska football, he’s found his next school.
There is little doubt that the loss of Myles Farmer will hurt the Nebraska football team this season. Even if the Huskers’ “next man up” is effective and efficient, it’s never a good thing to lose someone who has played as well as Farmer.
However, if you’re going to lose a player of Farmer’s talent level, I suppose it’s a good thing that he isn’t going to a place that can directly impact the Cornhuskers. The defensive back isn’t pulling an Ernest Hausman and transferring to another Big Ten program.
Instead, the former Nebraska football starter is headed to the ACC and the Syracuse Orange. Interestingly enough, the upstate New York school has become a bit of a landing spot for former Huskers looking for a new program. Back in May, another defensive back in Jalil Martin transferred to the Orange. Now he’s got a former teammate on the roster.
Sports Illustrated’s Mike McCallister was the first to announce Farmer’s new home. It marks the end of a tumultuous time in Lincoln for the star defensive back.
Ex-Nebraska football star finds new homeThe junior defender has two years of eligibility left, and it seems as if Syracuse has landed a player that can immediately impact a unit trying to replace its defensive coordinator. Of course, they’re working with a new coach there because their former DC, Tony White, took over the same post with the Nebraska football team last winter.
Farmer started 11 games for Nebraska football in 2022, finishing second on the team with 73 tackles. In November, he was cited for a DUI; in March, he pled no contest.
On the first day of the Cornhuskers’ fall camp, head coach Matt Rhule announced Farmer was suspended from the team for not “meeting the standard” of the program. At that time, Rhule said the door was open for the defensive back to return to Nebraska football but jut a few days later, Famer entered the transfer portal.
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Syracuse Football: 4-star WR high on Orange is preseason All-American (itlh; Adler)
Syracuse football coaches appear to be prioritizing four-star athlete/wide receiver LaMason Waller lll from the west coast in the 2025 class, with one recent media report saying that the Orange is trying to get him on the SU campus for a visit at some point.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Waller, a top-flight wide receiver who also plays on defense for Sultana High School in Hesperia, Calif., is rated in the top 300 nationally by virtually all of the primary recruiting services.
His offer list is ridiculously extensive, totaling more than 40 at this point. The ‘Cuse coaching staff offered a scholarship to Waller this past January, and he has spoken highly of the Syracuse football program in interviews.
Waller received All-America honors from MaxPreps as both a freshman and a sophomore. When MaxPreps national football editor Zack Poff recently unveiled his preseason junior All-America teams ahead of the upcoming 2023 campaign, Waller was placed on the second team as an all-purpose player.
ESPN Syracuse/Utica-Rome: 30 Minutes In Orange Nation 8-11-23 on Apple Podcasts (apple.com; podcast; Orange Nation)
Paulie and Steve open up by discussing the latest news on conference realignment and chat with Syracuse football captain Justin Barron. Then, the guys get on a tangent about the greatest moments in Orange Nation history. Finally, the guys maybe add one of those moments with a hilarious sign off that includes a wild cover of John Mellencamp.
Training camp blog 2023: New look Syracuse secondary ready to make its mark (DO; O'Brien)
Syracuse football training camp opened Wednesday, Aug. 2. The Daily Orange beat writer Henry O’Brien will keep a running tab of updates from each practice this summer before SU’s first game against Colgate on Sept. 2. Follow along here and on Twitter @DOsports.
Aug. 11Syracuse men’s basketball center John Bol Ajak stopped by football training camp early Friday morning and caught up with some of the players on the team. While the Orange took part in the 11-on-11 drill, Ajak stood on the defensive sideline, chatting with players and dancing to songs like “Set It Off” by Lil Boosie and “FAR” by Gunna.
“He’s one of my friends,” Justin Barron said of Ajak. “When I first got here, he was one of the first guys I met.”
But when Barron wasn’t commanding the middle of the field, he spent his time on the sidelines on one knee watching over the defense or talking with Ajak. Barron, who started 12 games last season as Syracuse’s rover, has become one of the most vocal players in the defensive backs room. He said that as a rover he had to be vocal, but now with Garrett Williams in the NFL, he speaks up much more.
While SU also lost defensive backs Duce Chestnut and Ja’Had Carter to the transfer portal, the Orange still kept key pieces like Barron and redshirt senior Isaiah Johnson. Johnson, who transferred to Syracuse from Dartmouth following the 2021 season, recorded 53 tackles, a pass breakup and an interception in 2022.
When the defensive backs were taking part in one-on-one drills against wide receivers, Johnson displayed his physicality against experienced pass catcher Damien Alford. Johnson tackled Alford hard into the grass, popping the ball loose. As a self-described “long defensive back,” Johnson said he focused on playing with lower leverage during the summer to improve on his man-to-man coverage. And with cornerbacks coach Travis Fisher, Johnson feels receptive to change in his game.
“I’m getting better,” Johnson said. “There’s some things that I want to clean up. But technique-wise, Coach Fisher is a technician He played nine years in the league, so he really knows what he’s talking about.”
Henninger hires football coach who will bring ‘3 ingredients’ to program (PS; $%; Lacy)
This article doesn't say it but I am hearing Patterson has hired former SU RB Rob Drummond as an assistant. Congrats Rob!
Commitment. Hard work. Fun.
Those are the three ingredients that coach Nick Patterson wants to bring with him when he takes over the Henninger football program this fall.
After serving as head coach at Marcellus for the past six years, Patterson will take over as Henninger’s coach this fall.
In July, Patterson stepped away from the Marcellus program citing personal reasons and said increased responsibilities with his job as ramp supervisor for Delta Airlines played a role in his leaving the team.
Chenango Forks alum Lucas Scott adjusts to new Army football offense (wbng.com'; video)
Chenango Forks alum Lucas Scott adjusts to new Army football offense
Minnesota turns its offense over to Athan Kaliakmanis, after the QB's promising head start (apnews.com; Campbell)
For the first time in five years, Minnesota’s starting quarterback is different than the previous season opener. The good news for the Gophers is the guy they call the “Greek Rifle” got a head start.
Athan Kaliakmanis started five games in 2022 for program stalwart Tanner Morgan, a switch that was equal parts injury fill-in and on-the-job training.
“My confidence has always been there, no matter what has happened or what the situation has been like,” Kaliakmanis said. “But I think my teammates also helped me with that. Even when I wasn’t in or I wasn’t playing, I always acted like I was the guy, so I kind of practiced.”
The native of Antioch, Illinois, has three years of eligibility left following a redshirt freshman season with mixed results. After a daunting debut as a starter in a 45-17 defeat at Penn State, Kaliakmanis finished well against rival Wisconsin by going 19 for 29 for 319 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions for the program’s highest passing output since 2019.
Peter Capizzi enjoys a scallop dinner at Rudy's Lakeside Drive-in Oswego with family and friends, and ambulance and fire department personnel on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. Capizzi's wife, Marilyn, is sitting in the front row, far right. (Menter Ambulance)
Dying Camillus man gets last wish: Dinner at Rudy’s Lakeside (PS; Moriarty)
A terminally ill Camillus man was asked if he had any last wishes and did not hesitate. Yes, he said, dinner at Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-in in Oswego.
Retired teacher Peter Capizzi, 90, was taken by ambulance Saturday to Rudy’s, where he enjoyed a scallop dinner and watched his five great-grandchildren skip rocks on Lake Ontario.
“My parents grew up in Oswego,” his daughter Beth said. “They used to date at Rudy’s. That was one of their favorite spots to go to.”
Capizzi, who suffers from dementia and can no longer walk, has been in hospice care since December. When a hospice chaplain asked him if he had any last wishes, he told him he would like to have dinner at Rudy’s, his daughter said.
On Saturday, Menter Ambulance transported him free of charge from his daughter’s home in Camillus, where he has been living, to Rudy’s. Members of the volunteer Fairmount Fire Department and WAVES Ambulance helped to put him in the ambulance.
Syracuse site once planned for $6.2M housing, office complex now slated for car wash (PS; $; Boyer)
An abandoned Syracuse gas station site targeted several years ago for a $6.2 million redevelopment into a mix of offices, stores and housing will instead be the future home of a Splash Car Wash.
The Syracuse Planning Commission this week approved a special permit for the drive-thru car wash chain’s first city location at 1001 E. Brighton Ave., at the intersection with East Seneca Turnpike.
That’s the site of what had been dubbed the Brighton Mews project, a mixed-use proposal from Joe Hucko, president of Washington St. Partners Inc., who in 2016 submitted plans to demolish existing structures, build five new buildings and establish a nature trail at the site. Hucko even secured approval for nearly $1 million in sales and property tax breaks from the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency.
But more than seven years later, the project’s scope has changed considerably. The 5,300-square-foot automatic car wash building, which would also have vacuums and about 20 parking spaces, would employ four people, according to plans filed with the city.
Hucko could not be reached for comment. It’s not clear why or when his plans for the East Brighton Avenue site changed.
The IDA tax breaks for the original proposal never went into effect, said Eric Ennis, the city’s deputy commissioner for business development. The IDA board’s 2016 approval will not carry over to the new project.