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SU sued over handling of Chase Scanlan situation. Plus, Nelly draws huge crowd at NYS Fair (Good Morning CNY – syracuse.com

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Nelly performs at Chevy Park during the New York State Fair

Nelly performs at Chevy Park during the New York State Fair, Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday Sept. 1, 2021.
Scott Schild | sschild@syracuse.com

NELLY DRAWS LARGEST CROWD OF 2021 STATE FAIR: Nelly played a lil’ bit of everything for a whole lot of people at the Great New York State Fair. The Texas-born, St. Louis-raised rapper blended hip-hop classics with heartland country favorites for 33,713 fans at Chevy Park on Wednesday night. It’s the fifth largest crowd in NYS Fair concert history and the largest so far this year. Read a review and see more photos of the concert and the crowd. (Scott Schild photo)

What’s Trending

Syracuse University sued over handling of Chase Scanlan situation: A woman who told police that she feared for her life at the hands of lacrosse player Chase Scanlan is suing Syracuse University, accusing it of not doing enough to protect her and other students from a star athlete with a reported history of violent behavior.

For Afghan family, a new life in Syracuse: An Afghan Air Force interpreter and his family will be among the first refugees to resettle in the Syracuse area after evacuating from Kabul only days before the city fell to the Taliban. Abdul Khaliq Behzad said that he never would have made it without the help of a network of U.S. veterans – especially his mentor from Camillus – who refused to give up and made sure he wasn’t left behind.

4 Upstate drive-ins rated among Northeast’s best: Get your tickets, movie lovers: Four of the best-billed drive-in theaters in the Northeast are in Upstate New York. The drive-ins — housed in Central New York, Western New York and the Hudson Valley — were included in USA Today’s ranking of the 10 best drive-in theaters in the Northeast.

CORONAVIRUS NEWS:

2021 New York State Fair

Smaller crowds, great food, pig races: What draws people to the fair? While there have been plenty of less-than-cheerful stories about fair attendance and closed exhibits, New York State Fair attendees still appear to be having a great time drinking wine slushies, eating sweet treats or sausage sandwiches, riding rides, or seeing one of the fair’s many concerts. Fairgoers from around New York open up about why they came to this summer’s fair.

Sports

Buddy Boeheim

AP

HOW IS “NIL” WORKING FOR SU STUDENT-ATHLETES SO FAR? Syracuse basketball player Buddy Boeheim has been among the most active college athletes taking advantage of Name-Image-Likeness rights — his endorsement of a breakfast cereal is just one example. How is it working for other SU athletes? Could more be taking advantages of the new rules? (AP photo)

Is the season opener a “must-win” game for SU football? It feels like it:The first game of the season isn’t usually considered a “must-win” for any team. Brent Axe argues, though, that the phrase might be accurate for the Syracuse football team. With SU coming off a 1-10 season and having lost 15 of its last 18 games overall, Saturday’s game against Ohio has the feeling of something much more important.

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