By Lindsay Kramer | Posted March 20, 2019 at 12:40 PM | Updated March 20, 2019 at 01:22 PM Syracuse University's Carrier Dome will host a women's basketball NCAA Tournament regional this weekend. The action starts on Saturday. No. 6 South Dakota State takes on No. 11 Quinnipiac at 11 a.m., followed by No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Fordham at 1:30 p.m. Both games will be on ESPN2. Full bracket Here's a few tidbits about each of the three visiting team: 1. Why is South Dakota State's nickname the Jackrabbits? 1. Why is South Dakota State's nickname the Jackrabbits? An explanation on thesummitleague.org offers two explanations. The most common belief is that the name "Jackrabbits" came from a story that appeared in a Minneapolis newspaper following a 1905 football game between the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State. A reporter for the newspaper, knowing of the preponderance of jackrabbits in the Brookings area, was believed to have written that the SDSC team … [Read more...] about 9 fun facts about teams visiting Syracuse women’s basketball NCAA regional
By Lindsay Kramer | Posted March 20, 2019 at 12:10 PM Brynn Anderson Robinson Cano and his New York Mets teammates will conclude their spring training with a workout in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday. The New York Mets are making their debut as the parent club of the Triple-A Syracuse Mets this season. The appearance is a way to stir excitement about the big league team among CNY baseball fans. The workout will run from noon until 2 p.m. Gates for the event will open at 11 a.m. Here's a rundown of the other details you'll need to know: 1. Tickets This event is free to the public, but fans will need a ticket to enter the Dome. Fans can claim their free ticket at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/syracuse/EN/link/buy/details/nymets Step by step instructions: 1. Use the link above. 2. Choose number of tickets and click “Find seats.” 3. Click “Add to cart.” 4. Login to your MyCuse account or create a new account if you do not have one. 5. … [Read more...] about 7 things to know about the New York Mets’ practice in Carrier Dome
By Chuck D'Imperio | Contributing writer | Posted March 20, 2019 at 10:58 AM | Updated March 20, 2019 at 11:02 AM SeaBreeze Amusement Park Successful advertising jingles or inescapable ear worms? Upstate New York shoppers have been inundated with fancy (and not-so-fancy) musical advertising for years. Here is a sampling of a dozen of them. Some are short, some are long, some are epic! Do you remember them? Did we miss your favorite? Watch them all below. 1) Fly Creek Cider Mill (Fly Creek, Otsego County) I took my kids here more than 30 years ago. They are now adults and have children of their own and live in Atlanta and Hawaii. Still, all I have to do is mention the Fly Creek Cider Mill and they break out in song, “Apples and cider, apples and cider, apples and cider at the Fly Creek Cider Mill!” 2) Shakey’s Pizza Parlor There were dozens of Shakey’s Pizza Parlors around Upstate New York before they moved out west. In fact, I worked at a … [Read more...] about 12 of the catchiest Upstate NY TV jingles: How many have you heard?
By Pat Spadafore | [email protected] | Posted March 20, 2019 at 10:05 AM Christopher Bushnell Michael Greenlar Christopher Bushnell Name: Christopher Bushnell School: Christian Brothers Academy Class: Senior What's next (If you're a senior, where are you going to college?): Attending and swimming for, the University of Rochester. Event(s) & best times: 100 Backstroke: 52.50 100 Butterfly: 52.25 200 IM: 1:59.37 Top accomplishment of the season: Being chosen as the Section III Class A Swimmer of the Meet and being selected as the recipient of the N.Y.S.C.S.O. Gordon Ohstrom Award for the Swimmer of the Meet at the Section III Swimming and Diving Championships. Who inspires you? My Coach, Bob Bewley. Coach's supportive and driven mentality to better his swimmers and community is unparalleled. Coach Bewley has helped me in and out of the pool, helping me understand that what we do in the pool is similar to what we do outside of it. He has helped me reach my potential and … [Read more...] about 2018-19 All-CNY boys swimming and diving team
By Ben Axelson | [email protected] | Posted March 19, 2019 at 11:33 AM | Updated March 19, 2019 at 11:36 AM Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and if you're lucky, that might pulling up a stool at one of the best bars in Upstate New York. A new list using reviewer data from Yelp.com ranks the 31 best bars in Upstate New York, from classic Irish Pubs to elegant cocktail lounges, these are the bars with the best drinks, the best servers and the best atmosphere in Upstate NY. See if your favorite bar made the 2019 list, or find a new watering hole in a town near you. METHODOLOGY This is a list of the best bars in Upstate New York according to Yelp.com. All the businesses on this list are in the "bars" category on Yelp. "Best" is measured using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews, star rating for a business, length of time a business has been opened, among other things. Number of negative (1- and 2- star) reviews are also a significant factor, … [Read more...] about The 31 best bars in Upstate NY, ranked by Yelp for 2019