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Aug 15, 2011

Welcome to Flag Day!

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which took place on June 14, 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson made a proclamation establishing June 14th as Flag Day. In August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an act of Congress, which was signed by Harry Truman. However, Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Before the government recognized Flag Day, citizens had been celebrating it and working to bring it to prominence for many years. Bernard J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher from Waubeka, Wisconsin, held the first formal observance of "Flag Day", or "Flag Birthday", at Stony Hill School in 1885. Cigrand continued to advocate for Flag Day and became the president of the American Flag Day Association and the National Flag Day Society. Cigrand is usually described as the "Father of Flag Day". On June 14, 1894, over 300,000 public school students celebrated Flag Day in parks across Chicago. In the 1890's, observances took place in other cities such as New York City and Philadelphia. Currently, the week of June 14th is known as "National Flag Week", and the president makes a proclamation urging people to fly flags for its duration. Flags are flown on government buildings as well.

SU News

It’s SU football’s 3rd weekend of official visits. Three 4 stars are among expected guests (list) (PS; $; Leiker)

It’s on to the third weekend of official visits, and Syracuse football is in for another busy one.

The Orange picked up two commitments from last weekend’s crop of visitors.

Skylar Harvey, a defensive lineman from Baltimore, committed Monday. Wyatt Bowman flipped his North Carolina lacrosse commitment to pledge to Syracuse football on Wednesday.

Here’s who’s expected on campus this week, including three four stars at three different positions.

Note: This is not necessarily a complete list. It is compiled based on social media posts from players announcing their visits. It will be updated if more visitors become known.

Tyler Williams, WR

Williams is a four-star wide receiver from Seffner, Florida.

He has a busy June, making official visits to three other schools besides Syracuse: Miami (May 31), UCF (June 7) and Georgia (June 21).

Williams spent last season at Sumner High School but has transferred and will close his high school career at Armwood High School. As a junior, Williams (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) had 26 receptions for 585 yards and 14 touchdowns, according to Sumner’s Max Preps page.

CJ May, Edge

May is a four-star and the No. 24 edge rusher in the country. He’s from Highland Home, Alabama, and is the No. 16 player overall in the state.

He plays for Highland Home High School and made 54 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks over 12 games, according to the team’s Max Preps page.

May (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) had previously been committed to Notre Dame but de-committed in February. He has also visited Louisville and is expected to announce his commitment July 13.

Dawayne Galloway, CB

Galloway is a four-star and the No. 13 cornerback in the country. He’s from Columbus, Ohio, and is the sixth-best player in the state.

As a junior at Marion-Franklin High School, Galloway (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) had five interceptions including a pick six, according to stats listed on his 247Sports profile. He is a two-way player, also playing wide receiver, and runs track in the spring.

Galloway is scheduled to announce his commitment July 5. He’s also has made or will make visits with Purdue, West Virginia, Kentucky and Penn State.

Cibastian Broughton, QB

Broughton has named Syracuse to his top four alongside Arkansas State, Tulane and Akron.

He plays for Fleming Island High School in Orange Park, Florida. According to stats listed on his 247 Sports profile, Broughton threw for 1,815 yards and 25 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He also added 1,253 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

Broughton (5-foot-10.5, 165 pounds) is unrated in the 247Sports Composite but a three star by the site’s individual metric. None of the other big four recruiting services have him rated.

Cameron White, LB

White is a 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker from Riverview, Florida. He is not currently rate in the 247Sports Composite but is a 3-star by the site’s individual metric and Rivals.

Rich Belin closing in on decision after Syracuse official visit (; McAllister)

Class of 2025 Bronx (NY) Cardinal Hayes quarterback Rich Belin took a midweek official visit to Syracuse this week to get a closer look at the Orange. This comes less than two weeks after the new coaching staff extended a scholarship offer.

"It went great," Belin said. "Felt welcomed the entire time and enjoyed spending time with the staff. Best part was seeing the guys practice and the energy they had. As well as getting in the meeting room and experiencing how coach Nunz coaches his guys."

Given that it was a midweek visit, Belin did not have an official player host as most do during weekend trips. However, he was able to speak to one of the more prominent players on the roster.

"I got the opportunity to chat a bit with Kyle (McCord)," Belin said. "He expressed the good transition he has had."

During the aforementioned film session and during several conversations with the coaching staff, they detailed how he would fit into their scheme and the plan for his longterm development.

"Just that I would have the opportunity to compete early and play on the big stage if I put in the work for it," Belin said. "

If the name Belin sounds familiar to those who follow Syracuse football recruiting, it should. Rich is the brother of 2025 defensive line target Blake Belin. Blake took an official visit two weekends ago. While Blake would have been permitted to attend this visit as well as a guest of Rich, he did not do so. Rich and Blake's older brother, Henry, was a past Syracuse recruiting target and is currently at Duke.

After the visit, Syracuse remains one of Rich Belin's top options.

"It helped a lot in understanding how they viewed me," Belin said. "Cuse is definitely in my top three right now."

Syracuse football adds Duquesne transfer DB as walk-on (PS; $; Leiker)
Syracuse football added a walk-on from the transfer portal in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Calvin Fowler announced his commitment via social media. He is transferring from Duquesne after spending two seasons there. He appeared in just one game at the end of his true freshman season and will be a redshirt sophomore this fall.

Fowler (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) is originally from Willingboro, New Jersey, and played at Saint Joseph Prep with Syracuse quarterback Kyle McCord. He then moved to Parkland, Florida, and played at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In high school, Fowler also ran track and played baseball.

Syracuse is believed to be at its scholarship limit (85) for the 2024 season but there is currently not a roster cap that includes non-scholarship players. FBS teams typically average around 115 players; only 70 can appear in a game.


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Syracuse football: Week 6 game at UNLV moved to primetime (TNIAAM; Ostrowski)

The Syracuse Orange are heading back to the west coast for the first time in over a decade, and that long wait will be cut down by at least a few hours.

SU’s previously scheduled game with UNLV has been moved up to a Friday night clash. The Orange and Rebels will kick-off at 9pm EST (6pm local) October 4th on Fox Sports 1:

It's the first time 'Cuse will be featured on a FOX-affiliated channel since the 2011 trip to USC aired on FX.

SU is currently scheduled to play three primetime games this season, but none on a Saturday so far. Times for the first few weeks of games have also been released.

The Orange played five night games in 2023 (four plus the Boca Raton Bowl), but only one was on a Friday: the November loss to Boston College in the Dome.

Former head coach Dino Babers finished his tenure with an 8-5 record in Friday games; we'll see if Fran Brown's teams can continue, or even improve on, that winning mark starting with Stanford and UNLV this season.

(youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)
CBS Sports expert Tom Fornelli recently listed Syracuse Football as a sleeper to make the 2024 College Football Playoff. Fornelli cited how Coach Fran Brown upgraded from Garrett Shrader to now Kyle McCord at quarterback, a deeper receiver room with Zeed Haynes and Justus Ross-Simmons, and the return of Oronde Gadsden from injury. Plus, Tom believes the schedule is favorable for the Cuse.Jackson dives into why Syracuse Football can be a sleeper and the reasonable expectations for next season on this edition of the Locked On Syracuse Podcast.

Syracuse ranked in the top 5 of under-the-radar transfer classes (; Shalam)

Head coach Fran Brown’s squad keeps gaining more hype, being ranked as one of five teams in the country with an under-the-radar transfer class by On3. The other teams in the top five along with SU are NC State, South Carolina, Indiana, and California. The Wolfpack and Golden Bears play the Orange this season, so how does Syracuse’s transfer class compare to their ACC foes? Let’s look into each squad’s biggest offseason acquisition and the difference they’ll make on their respective teams this season.


The Orange’s transfer class is headlined by two new players, quarterback Kyle McCord and defensive lineman Fadil Diggs. McCord’s numbers from Ohio State speak for themself, with the New Jersey native throwing for over 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. On top of that, the rising senior only had six interceptions this season. It’s safe to say McCord will make an instant impact in SU’s offense. The defense also looks to be effective, adding Diggs from Texas A&M. The lineman recorded eight sacks with three forced fumbles in his time at College Station. Along with that, he was also a two-time captain of the team starting in 33 games. There’s a reason why Syracuse’s transfer class is in the top five, now it’s just a question of if they will live up to the hype.

NC State

Like Syracuse, the Wolfpack leveled up at quarterback bringing in Grayson McCall from Coastal Carolina, and Ohio State wide-receiver Noah Rogers. McCall threw for just under 2,000 yards this past season with 10 touchdowns. The North Carolina native also threw for just six interceptions this past year. McCall is going to have weapons on offense, as he’s throwing to the number one ranked player out of high school in North Carolina. Rogers appeared in four games for the Buckeyes but was never targeted by McCord. The Wolfpack have the weapons to be a strong team in the ACC aided by homegrown talent. Inexperience with power five squads could be a point of concern going forward though.


Cal is another team that is upgrading across the board ahead of their first season in the ACC. Similar to NC State and ‘Cuse the golden bears brought in a new guy to take the helm under center. That being North Texas product Chandler Rodgers. Rodgers threw for 3,300 yardswith 33 touchdowns this past season. The rising senior also threw just five interceptions. Cal will get some help in the backfield to aid star running back Jayden Ott,, with former Alabama signee Kadarius Calloway making his way to the west coast. Calloway led Old Dominion with 623 rushing yards this past season.

Get to Know Your Orange Man: #71, OT Lysander Moeolo (TNIAAM; Wall)

It’s time to start preparing for the 2024 Syracuse Orange football season. We’re going through the roster to take a look at each Syracuse player as we get to know a lot of new faces to kick off the Fran Brown Era

Up next is….

Name: Lysander Moeolo

Position: Offensive Line

Year: Redshirt Junior

Height: 6’6

Weight: 360 lbs

Hometown: Vaitogi, American Samoa

High School: Timberlane

Previous School: Navarro College (JUCO)

2023 stats:

Took a redshirt year after arriving from Navarro.

2024 projections:

It’s anyone’s guess how the new offensive line will shake out, but Moeolo fits the size profile that Fran Brown seems to target for the position group. With experience and three years in a college strength program, Moeolo could compete for one of the tackle positions.

ACC News

Wisconsin finds a perfect fit in Top247 linebacker Mason Posa (; Linton)

Official visit season is in full swing and the 2025 recruiting cycle is heating up as some of the top high school football players around the country are announcing their respective college decisions.

During the week of June 7-13, 31 players committed to an ACC program, including 30 prospects in the 2025 class and one underclassman. The group of ACC commits features a pair of four-star prospects, headlined by a top-150 cornerback.

Eleven ACC schools secured at least one commitment this week. Georgia Tech leads the way with six, followed by Boston College with four, then California, Louisville, Stanford and Syracuse with three each, and Duke and NC State with two each, while Miami and Virginia Tech each had one.

With that in mind, scroll down to take a look at the prospects who committed to an ACC program over the past week, starting with the 2025 prospects and concluding with the underclassmen.


Committed to: Stanford
247Sports rank: 3-star | 89 rating | No. 43 LB
Recruiting background: A 6-foot-2, 195-pound linebacker out of Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, Landon McComber committed to the Cardinal just one week after taking an official visit to Palo Alto, becoming the 15th member of Stanford's 2025 recruiting cycle. He chose Troy Taylor's program over offers from Texas, UCLA, USC and Utah, among others. McComber sat out most of his junior season after transferring to Bishop Gorman from Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines. In 11 games as a sophomore, McComber tallied 65 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, seven sacks and one pick-six, per MaxPreps.


Committed to: Louisville
247Sports rank: 3-star | 86 rating | No. 92 RB
Recruiting background: A 5-foot-11, 187-pound running back out of West Palm Beach (Fla.) Cardinal Newman, Jaylin Brown committed to the Cardinals just a week after taking an official visit to the campus, becoming the ninth member of Louisville's 2025 recruiting class. He chose Jeff Brohm's program over Power Four offers from Georgia Tech, Boston College, Kentucky, Minnesota and NC State, among others. His primary recruiter was Louisville running backs coach Chris Barclay. In 11 games as a junior, Brown rushed for 894 yards and eight touchdowns on 132 carries and caught four passes for 28 yards and one touchdown, per MaxPreps.

2024 ACC DT Rankings Led by Clemson's Peter Woods (CFN; Fragoza)

As the college football season nears, who fills the top 10 of the 2024 ACC DT Rankings? The talent pool is larger than ever, thanks to the transfer portal and the conference additions of Cal, Stanford, and SMU.

ACC 2024 DT Rankings

10) Cam Horsley, Boston College Eagles

Cam Horsley is Boston College’s resident run-defending savant, using all 6’3″ and 315 pounds of his frame to fill gaps and force RBs to abandon their route. He won’t stuff the stat sheet or register a handful of sacks in a season, but his work against the run and raw power to push the pocket are worth their weight in gold.

9) Ricky Correia, Cal Bears

At 6’4″ and 325 pounds, Ricky Correia is a monster in the middle for the Bears. As was visible against Utah, Washington State, and UCLA last season, he has some pass-rush juice, but like Horsley, Correia does most of his damage against the run.

Yet, where he distinguishes himself from the BC DT, albeit not by much, is his ability to wrap up on tackle attempts along the line of scrimmage.

8) Bryce Ganious, Wake Forest Demon Deacons

After serving as a one-man wrecking crew all over Villanova’s defensive line in 2022, Bryce Ganious transferred to Wake Forest and made a home at DT. His quick and violent hands translated to ACC competition, although the Demon Deacons sometimes nullified his pass-rush potential by lining him up in the A gap.

Nevertheless, Ganious cleaned up his tackling — a concern in his final season in the FCS — and is primed for an FBS breakout in 2024.

7) Marley Cook, Miami Hurricanes

Adding to Miami’s transfer haul this offseason is Middle Tennessee’s Marley Cook. Across the last three seasons (started the last two), he has produced 19 TFLs, 10.5 sacks, one INT, two PBUs, two forced fumbles, and one blocked kick.

So yeah, Cook can cook on the field. He had a bit of a down season in 2023, but playing on the Hurricanes’ star-studded defense should see him bounce back in a big way this year.

6) Kendy Charles, Duke Blue Devils

Injury held Kendy Charles out for the early part of the 2023 campaign, but if you watched Liberty’s bowl game against Oregon, it was clear he was ready for the Power Four. Now at Duke, Charles brings his motor, raw strength, and quickness to the ACC.

While his shorter 6’0″ and 280-pound frame can struggle against length, his natural leverage causes headaches for taller linemen.

5) Jordan Guerad, Louisville Cardinals

If you watched FIU over the last two seasons, you saw No. 94 lined up anywhere from 0 to 9 tech. The most impressive part was that Jordan Guerad was able to make an impact from every alignment.

He joins a fellow transfer who is higher on the 2024 ACC DT Rankings, giving Louisville one of the best DT duos in the conference.

4) Joshua Farmer, Florida State Seminoles

The Seminoles had Brade Fiske go in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft, and Fabien Lovett joined the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Next off the line could be Joshua Farmer, who is only entering his redshirt sophomore season.

In 2023, he flashed his searing get-off, generating five sacks and disrupting several more plays. There’s room to polish his pass-rush repertoire and technique against the run, but few DTs have the physical tools Farmer does.

3) Thor Griffith, Louisville Cardinals

Unlike his namesake, Thor Griffith may not be a Norse god, but he sure seemed like it at Harvard. In 30 games since 2021, he has recorded 33.5 TFLs and 13.5 sacks, bullying linemen with his brute force.

Griffith uses his Ivy League education on the field, staying patient against the run and using angles to his advantage in all phases.

2) Peter Woods, Clemson Tigers

Don’t be surprised if Peter Woods is No. 1 on the 2024 ACC DT Rankings come season’s end — we just need to see a bit more before crowning him. After winning four straight state titles at Thompson High School in Alabama and joining Clemson as a top-10 recruit in the nation, Woods earned Freshman All-American honors in 2023.

The numbers don’t appear all that impressive (27 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, and a forced fumble), but Woods consistently outplayed his DL teammates, including 2024 draftees Ruke Orhorhoro and Tyler Davis.

In fact, he has given analysts, fans, and head coach Dabo Swinney flashbacks of Dexter Lawrence in the orange and white. Any time your name is brought up as a true freshman alongside one of the best DTs in the NFL, you’re doing something right.

1) Aeneas Peebles, Virginia Tech Hokies

Standing 6’1″ and 290 pounds, Aeneas Peebles is a compact boulder on the interior, racking up 9.5 TFLs and five sacks for Duke last season. He was arguably the best pass-rushing DT in the ACC and is already a one-gap penetrator on NFL Draft analysts’ radars.

2024 ACC Football Preseason Hype (RX; HM)

2024 ACC Football Preseason Hype
From the official ACC press release...

ACC Notes

The ACC is the Conference of Quarterbacks, with the return of full-time starters Thomas Castellanos at Boston College, Cade Klubnik at Clemson, Haynes King at Georgia Tech, Preston Stone at SMU, and Kyron Drones at Virginia Tech, and transfers Maalik Murphy at Duke, DJ Uiagalelei at Florida State, Tyler Shough at Louisville, Cam Ward at Miami, Grayson McCall at NC State, and Kyle McCord at Syracuse among others.

The ACC’s non-conference schedule continues to be the most challenging in the country.

  • 27 games against Power 4 opponents, including Notre Dame, the most of any conference.
  • Nine non-conference games against teams ranked in the final 2023 Associated Press Top 25 Poll, the most of any conference.
  • 10 non-conference games against teams in ESPN’s 2024 Way-Too-Early Top 25, the most of any conference.

In ESPN’s updated 2024 Way Too Early College Football Top 25 rankings, the ACC has five teams ranked.
Last season, four ACC teams finished in the top 25
of both the Associated Press (AP) and AFCA Coaches Polls.

  • In the AP poll, Florida State finished tied for No. 6, while Louisville was No. 19, Clemson was No. 20, and NC State was ranked No. 21.
  • In the AFCA Coaches poll, Florida State was No. 6, Louisville was No. 18, and Clemson and NC State were No. 20 and No. 21, respectively.

Is the Big XII for sale? (RX; HM)

Is the Big XII for sale?

To sell your dignity, you must still have some left...

From CBS Sports: "Big 12 considering private equity investment of up to $1 billion for as much as 20% of conference"
First, the propaganda:

Big 12 members are considering a first-of-its kind private equity investment to ensure the league's long-term financial and competitive security, multiple sources tell CBS Sports.
On the table is a possible cash infusion of $800 million to $1 billion from Luxembourg-based CVC Capital Partners in exchange for a 15% to 20% stake in the league, those sources said. A portion of the money would go directly to the 16 conference members, and the partnership would give the conference access to CVC's investment services and clients...
Big 12 teams are currently earning $31.7 million each with Fox and ESPN in a media rights deal that ends in 2031. Add in the cash infusion from private equity, and the two revenue streams would combine to move the Big 12 "much closer" to the Big Ten media rights deal, according to a person with intimate knowledge of the proposal...
But wait - is a loan or an IPO the same thing as income? If you sell stock in your company, won't the buyer expect to have a say in how it's run?
One of the motivating factors for CVC is the considerable upside in the Big 12's value and media rights, according to sources who saw the presentation. The Big 12's current rights deal is worth $2.3 billion total. The league is currently fourth in average annual value for its schools among the Power Four behind the Big Ten, SEC and ACC...

Links, News and Rumors 2024 June 13 (RX; HM)

Links, News and Rumors 2024 June 13

From Yahoo! Sports' "Tuesdays with Gorney: Ten programs that have piled up commits in June", here's their list, along with ACC-related comments:

Official visits in June are now halfway done with two weekends down and there have been plenty of programs that have set themselves up for future success... Rivals national recruiting director Adam Gorney looks at 10 teams that have a phenomenal jumpstart in recruiting so far this month.

1. RUTGERS (12)

Prior to June, Georgia Tech had only three commitments. Now the Yellow Jackets have a dozen as the last two weeks have been incredibly productive for that program and there have been some major recruiting wins as well.
Four-star athlete Dalen Person was a big win over the weekend but the biggest so far this recruiting cycle was landing four-star WR Samuel Turner, who was also serious about Georgia and others...


Pitt is not necessarily known for big splashes in recruiting but five of the Panthers’ commits came in just the last few days and they might not be done yet. Olney (Md.) Good Counsel linebacker Justin Thompson is the highest-rated three-star and the Panthers also went to Florida for two pass-catchers as speedster Ja’Kyrian Turner and tight end Max Hunt have hopped on board as well.


The Cardinals have been incredibly busy in the transfer portal, landing at least 30 players that could further build an ACC contender and the last couple weeks on the recruiting trail have been really good as well.
Landing local prospects such as high three-star receiver Lebron Hill and in-town three-star DB Antonio Harris were big. The Cardinals also went to Florida for two commitments, too...

Can SMU win the ACC in Year One? | SMU Mustangs Football (youtube; podcast; The Crowded Booth)

Bryce Koon and the crew recap the latest news surrounding SMU football, including the best and worst-case scenarios in 2024.

Some ACC Expansion Ideas Are Back From The Dead! Any Truth To Any Of Them? (youtube; podcast; That College Football)

It seems that some of the early expansion ideas for the ACC that were quickly dismissed and believed to be a dead subject have resurrected themselves and come back again. the reason they were thought to be dead is because they were outright outlandish and nobody believed they were a possibility. But they have come back and some people still believe that those ideas are possible. I'm going to go through them and explain what I think is actually possible. So check out the video and let me know what your thoughts are in the comments.

Can SMU win the ACC in Year One? | SMU Mustangs Football (youtube; podcast; Locked on B12)

If NC State were to join the Big 12 Conference, it would significantly enhance the conference’s competitive landscape, geographic reach, and overall appeal. NC State’s football program, with its history of consistent performance and strong fan support, would be a valuable addition, raising the level of competition and excitement within the Big 12.



A rendering of the proposed concrete plant.Provided photo

Hundreds of residents are fighting concrete plant in Onondaga County town as decision looms (PS; $; Doran)

A developer is proposing to build a concrete batch plant in the town of Clay, but residents are pushing back.

The opposition began earlier this year when Goguen Drive Realty LLC applied for a special permit to build the plant and has escalated over the past few months.

Residents say they are worried about truck traffic, air pollution, noise and the proximity of the plant to nearby subdivisions. As the discussions progressed, some town officials said they, too, have concerns.

Christopher Dambach, one of the partners in Goguen Realty, told the town in March the proposed plant “is a state-of-the-art, dustless plant. We want to build safely and responsibly.”

Yet that hasn’t eased tensions. The third public hearing on the proposal held in June drew nearly 400 people who voiced their objections to the proposal, Clay officials said. A petition with nearly 2,000 signatures opposing the plant also has been turned into the Clay Town Clerk’s office.

A decision on the proposal is expected at Monday night’s town board meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

The nearly 50-foot tall plant would be built on a six-acre parcel at 7835 Goguen Drive in Clay, which is off Wetzel Road. Goguen is a U-shaped street home to some light industrial businesses, including a sign shop and a bricklayers union.

Clay town officials said it’s also within a quarter-mile of several residential neighborhoods, and about a mile from Clay Town Park.

The proposed plant initially would hire about 12 workers and ultimately employ as many as 34 people, Dambach said. He said the plant would hire an experienced, trained operator to run the plant.

Damian Ulatowski said the citizens have valid issues, in particular truck traffic and its impact on the streets and the infrastructure, he told | The Post-Standard.

The town initially was told the concrete plant would generate about 20 truck trips a day. But Ulatowski said that’s now increased to more than 500 trips a day and that’s something the town is examining.


This file photo shows the Midway Drive-In theater in Minetto, N.Y. The Post-Standard file photo The Post-Standard

CNY’s Midway Drive-In reopens: See list of drive-in movie theaters in Upstate NY (PS; Herbert)

Want to see a movie under the stars?

The Midway Drive-In is reopening this weekend after a delay to its 2024 season. “Inside Out 2″ and “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” will be shown as a double-feature June 14-16 starting at dusk around 9 p.m.

The Central New York drive-in movie theater, located on State Route 48 “midway” between Fulton and Oswego, typically opens in May but said owner “Little” John Nagelschmidt Jr., had a medical emergency. Nagelschmidt’s family has operated the drive-in for about half of the theater’s 76 years in operation.

“Thank you very much for your patience, and we can’t wait to see you back at the drive-in!” the drive-in’s official Facebook page said.

More than 20 other drive-in movie theaters are still active in Upstate New York, offering a classic cinematic experience outdoors. Most operate from May through October, though the Rose City Drive-In reopened for the first time in four decades in April at at 5418 Route 31 West in Newark, N.Y., about 50 miles west of Syracuse.

The Fingerlakes Drive-In, New York state’s oldest open-air theater and the closest to Syracuse, is currently dark due to a dispute with the Cayuga Nation. The theater’s entrance was closed off earlier this year by a concrete blockade put up by the Cayugas, who sued after buying 40.1 acres of land, which the Nation says includes some of the drive-in’s parking lots and a portion of its movie screen.

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