Leading off today:
Blogging for the 10th consecutive day wasn't high on the list if things I intended to do today. But there's just too much stuff out there deserving to be acknowledged, so I'll try to keep it mostly short and sweet:
Maybe the Luddites are right: A tweet from Jordan Tucker's Twitter account announced Sunday that he has committed to enroll at Syracuse University in 2017 to continue his basketball career.
Given that the 6-foot-7 Archbishop Stepinac wing is highly coveted -- Arizona, Indiana, Maryland, St. John's, UConn and Virginia are but a few of the two dozen other programs that have offered -- that was pretty big news.
It was also totally false; Tucker is still sorting through offers, the latest of which came from Kansas over the weekend.
Syracuse.com reported the tweet was sent out by a mischievous friend who had Tucker's cellphone. When he realized what had happened, Tucker deleted the tweet and then sent out a clarification.
Dismissed: Senior H-back Ashton Broyld has been dismissed from the Syracuse football team, coach Scott Shafer announced in a statement this morning.
Broyld, the NYSSWA Class AA player of the year in 2010 after leading Rush-Henrietta to a state title in a memorable clash with Troy, violated unspecified team rules.
Broyld bounced around from quarterback to running back to receiver to H-back at Syracuse without distinguishing himself at any. In his 25-game career, Broyld posted 862 all-purpose yards and one touchdown.
He was not expected to be a factor this year, finishing the spring third on the depth chart at H-back.
Tough act to follow: Samantha Gutmann has been named coach of defending NYSPHSAA girls Class AA volleyball champion Suffern, taking over for longtime coach Sean Barnes. Gutmann is a former setter for the Mounties.
Also, Ashley Anderson has been named the new coach at Haldane. The Blue Devils, winners of 11 consecutive Section 1 Class D championship, fell to Portville 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 13-25, 26-24 in their bid to repeat as the state champ last fall.
Hoops reminder: Rosters and schedules for the BCANY Summer Hoops Festival boys and girls tournaments were posted this week on the Basketball Coaches Association of New York website. Games will be played Friday through Sunday in Johnson City schools buildings and Davis College.
The dude was good: It's quite the busy week for former Houston Astros star Craig Biggio. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday and will be enshrined into the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame along side five others on Wednesday in Tarrytown.
Biggio was one an outstanding baseball and football player at Kings Park in Section 11, and Neil Kerr and Andy Slawson came through the other day with some great notes about his career.
Biggio was a first-team half-back on the NYSSWA large-school football all-state team after the 1983 season after rushing for 1,317 yards (he switched from QB to running