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CABVI teams up with Eric Devendorf

(WSYR-TV) — CABVI is the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. They’re teaming up with SU legend Eric Devendorf to let people know what they’re all about, and what Eric’s ED 23 Foundation is all about. Devendorf along with CABVI’s Vice President of operations, Scott MacGregor visited Bridge Street to talk about their […]

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Hat, scarf and glove giveaway this weekend

(WSYR-TV) — We know how cold it can get here in Central New York in the winter months. A hat, scarf and gloves are staples, but a lot of people go with out. There is a community effort to address that. Eric Devendorf joined Bridge Street to talk about his foundation’s efforts. Read More

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ED23 Foundation’s Hat, Scarf, and Glove Giveaway: Bringing a Little Warmth to Syracuse’s Underprivileged Youth

SYRACUSE, NY – In the heart of downtown Syracuse, where the winter chill bites deep, Eric Devendorf’s ED23 Foundation will be providing a little warmth at an upcoming Hat, Scarf, and Glove Giveaway event, set to take place at the Boys & Girls Club, Central Village, on January 6th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. […]

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Eric Devendorf’s ED23 Foundation to host 6th Annual Turkey Drive

SYRACUSE, NY – Former Syracuse Orange basketball player Eric Devendorf’s charity ED23 Foundation has partnered with Empire Orange Publishing and The Hart and Tay Train Foundation for the 6th annual Syracuse Community Turkey Drive. Each year nearly 300 families benefit from this event. This year the goal is to help 450 local families.   Eric […]

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Eric Devendorf Launches the ED23 Foundation Focused on Empowering Underprivileged Youth through Sports and Leadership

SYRACUSE, NY – Former professional basketball player and community leader Eric Devendorf is proud to announce the launch of the ED23 Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the growth and development of underprivileged youth through sports, education, and empowerment initiatives. This effort builds on the success of Devendorf’s ED23Hoops, which began making an impact […]

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ED23 Holds Sixth Annual Turkey Giveaway

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SYRACUSE CRUNCH TO HOLD FOOD DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF ANNUAL ED23 FOUNDATION, EMPIRE ORANGE PUBLISHING AND HART AND TAY TRAIN FOUNDATION TURKEY DINNER GIVEAWAY NOV. 17

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Crunch are holding a food drive benefiting the annual ED23 Foundation, Empire Orange Publishing and Hart and Tay Train Foundation Turkey Dinner Giveaway on Friday, Nov. 17 when the team hosts the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7 p.m.   In support of the Turkey Dinner Giveaway, fans are encouraged to bring […]

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ED23 Foundation hosts Syracuse Community Turkey Drive

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The sixth annual turkey dinner giveaway was hosted by the ED23 Foundation on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 18. Fort Drum Turkeys for Troops gives Thanksgiving meals to soldiers The foundation, which was founded by former Syracuse Orange basketball player Eric Devendorf, gave away 500 turkeys to those in need. Read More

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Syracuse Crunch top Hartford 5-3; Eric Devendorf prepares for Saturday’s turkey drive

SYRACUSE, NY — The Syracuse Crunch moved the win streak to three on Friday night. The Crunch topped the Hartford Wolf Pack 5-3 inside the Oncenter. Things were tied up at three through the second period – until the captain took control. Gabriel Dumont put the Crunch in front 4-3 with a goal, and added another […]

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Eric Devendorf helps hundreds of families at 5th annual Turkey Drive

Syracuse, NY — For the 5th year, former Syracuse basketball star Eric Devendorf spent a Saturday morning repaying the kindness of a community that showed him so much. Less than a week removed from Thanksgiving day Devendorf, through his ED23HOOPS organization, gave away over 200 turkey dinners to families in need in the City of Syracuse. […]

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My dreams led me to Syracuse. I want to help kids achieve theirs (Guest Opinion by Eric Devendorf)

Eric Devendorf, a former professional basketball player and coach based in Syracuse, is dedicated to mentoring young athletes through “ED23HOOPS,” a basketball initiative he founded in 2019. With a standout career at Syracuse University, successful coaching roles and community-focused endeavors through the ED23 Foundation, Devendorf is committed to shaping the next generation of basketball stars. […]

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Eric Devendorf’s sixth annual turkey giveaway in Syracuse brings hope to underserved families

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Six years ago, Eric Devendorf started his first turkey giveaway in the back of the rescue mission by giving away 100 to 150 turkeys. Now in its sixth year, they are giving up to 450 turkeys at the Boy and Girls Club in Syracuse to underserved families in Syracuse. “It’s an incredible feeling […]

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Former Orange star aims to feed 450 families in sixth annual Community Turkey Drive

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Each year, nearly 300 families in Syracuse benefit from the ED23 Foundation’s Syracuse Community Turkey Drive, and the non-profit hopes to help 450 families in its sixth annual drive. Former Syracuse Orange basketball player Eric Devendorf’s charity ED23 Foundation has partnered with Empire Orange Publishing and The Hart and Tay Train Foundation for […]

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NFL Player Motivated to Create Opportunities for Youth

Alumnus pursues dream of opening a community center in his hometown. Latavius Murray G’20 knows what it takes to make dreams come true. Through hard work and determination, he has journeyed from the high school football fields of Central New York to a stellar career as an NFL running back. “I understand that every successful […]

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Eric Devendorf’s travel team program adds girls teams, looking for players

SYRACUSE, NY — Eric Devendorf’s ED23Hoops has added three girls’ teams to the AAU travel team roster. The travel team is looking for girls for their 10u, 12u, and 14u leagues. Tryouts for 10u are on Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pastime Athletic Club located a 1314 N. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13208. […]

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Former Syracuse basketball stars host Legends Hoops Camp, inspiring youth with love for the game

SOLVAY, N.Y. — Former Syracuse Men’s Basketball stars teamed up Saturday to shoot some hoops with local youth. Eric Devendorf’s ED23HOOPS and Tyler Lydon hosted the highly anticipated Legends Hoops Camp at the Solvay Community Center. “I want to see the community to see my commitment to youth development on and off the court,” Devendorf said. […]

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Roasting Jim Boeheim: 500 friends surprised coach in Rochester. His ‘eyes filled with tears’

Syracuse, N.Y. ― Anyone who has ever tried to pull off a surprise party knows how hard it can be to keep the secret under wraps. Imagine the challenge facing friends of Jim Boeheim when they tried to hold a tribute dinner for the former Syracuse University basketball coach with 500 people in attendance. Bob […]

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Former SU basketball player gives back to the community

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Former Syracuse Orange basketball player, Eric Devendorf is giving back to the community once again this 2022 Thanksgiving. Eric’s charity “ED23Hoops” has partnered with Empire Orange Publishing and The Hart and Tay Train Foundation for his 5th annual, Turkey Drive, helping the local Syracuse community. Each year almost 300 families benefit from his […]

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Syracuse hoops legend holds 5th annual Turkey Giveaway

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Central New Yorkers and Syracuse basketball fans might remember Eric Devendorf from his days on the court, but it’s the work he is putting in off the court that is making an impact on the community this year. With the help of community partners and multiple organizations, Devendorf’s ED23 foundation held […]

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The continuing education of Eric Devendorf

There are inspirational messages that read like posters found on a guidance counselor’s office walls. Yawn-inducers. Like something shared by your friend’s mom on Facebook that might as well have kittens grasping at branches, urging everyone to hang on for dear life but holding little meaning to anyone who scrolls right on past. Then there […]

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Q+A: Eric Devendorf

Recently SLAMonline caught up with former SLAM High School diarist and Syracuse standout Eric Devendorf. The 2005 McDonald’s All American discussed his year running the SLAM Diary, why he chose Syracuse University, his thoughts on the Cuse heading to the ACC and more. SLAM: You sat alongside other stars members of our SLAM High School […]

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Syracuse Basketball: Devo’s transformation as leader back on full display

It was no surprise that former Syracuse basketball star Eric Devendorf’s name was on the list when Boeheim’s Army unveiled its roster of players for this summer’s TBT. As we’ve grown accustomed, the captain will be the emotional leader on and off the court for this coming Saturday’s first game in Illinois that starts at noon ET […]

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Eric Devendorf goes out in style as $1 million winner with Boeheim’s Army in TBT

In what was likely the final competitive game of his basketball career, Eric Devendorf won a pile of money. And a heap of respect. The former Bay City Central and Syracuse University star helped Boeheim’s Army capture championship honors in The Basketball Tournament, scoring a dramatic 69-67 win over Team 23 in a $1 million, winner-take-all heart-thumper. […]

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Eric Devendorf’s Boeheim’s Army Journey Capped With Title

Boeheim’s Army was created prior to the 2015 Basketball Tournament and has participated in every tournament since. The Syracuse alumni team quickly became one of the most prominent and recognizable teams in The Basketball Tournament. One of the key reasons for that was Eric Devendorf.  Devendorf helped raise the profile of Boeheim’s Army, helped form […]

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The Story of Eric Devendorf’s Decommitment from Michigan State

Eric Devendorf lived a little over an hour away from the Michigan State campus during his high school years. Devendorf was one of the best players in Michigan and in the country in the 2005 recruiting cycle. He committed early to the Spartans, and there was no reason to think that would change. That was […]

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Eric Devendorf: Syracuse basketball coach

Eric Devendorf, the former Syracuse University basketball bad boy, is now on the Orange’s coaching staff with coach Jim Boeheim. Eric Devendorf has averaged 18 points in four The Basketball Tournament wins. That’s tops on Boeheim’s Army, whose backcourt includes John Gillon, Trevor Cooney and Brandon Triche.   Read More 

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Ex-Syracuse star Eric Devendorf defends Jim Boeheim: ‘He has earned the right to step down when he wants’

Syracuse basketball is 16-11 this season and on the verge of missing the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season. Despite Syracuses’ recent struggles under Jim Boeheim, former Orange star Eric Devendorf says the 78-year-old head coach has earned the right to retire on his own terms. “The fans love Coach Boeheim, but I guess they’ve been calling for […]

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Nothing ordinary about Bay City whiz kid Eric Devendorf’s rise to basketball fame

He had no interest in being ordinary. No intention of being normal. At a very young age, he knew how talents are developed, how dreams are realized and how legends are made. That’s how a boy from Bay City, Michigan became a high school basketball phenom, a college basketball icon and a professional basketball wizard. […]

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Syracuse Orange: As SU sports fan, many things for which to give thanks

I want to wish every single Syracuse Orange sports fan out there a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. To that end, I’d like to give thanks to all of my fellow ‘Cuse fans out there. As the editor of Inside The Loud House, a position that I’m truly blessed to have, I get the opportunity […]

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Ex-Syracuse basketball player Eric Devendorf gives thoughts on Jim Boeheim’s future

Jim Boeheim is synonymous with Syracuse but there are calls for him to step down at some point in the near future. Whether those are Syracuse fans or basketball fans in general, Boeheim has yet to hint at when he’d step down as the Orange head coach. Former Syracuse player Eric Devendorf gave his thoughts […]

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2009: Syracuse outlasts Connecticut in 6-overtime Big East thriller

2009 — Syracuse outlasts Connecticut in the second-longest Division I game ever played, capping a Big East tournament quarterfinal doubleheader in which the second- and third-ranked teams in the nation both lose. Andy Rautins hits a 3-pointer 10 seconds into the sixth overtime, to give the Orange their first lead since regulation and they go […]

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From hoops to tennis, Joe Ricard is Hall of Fame impact-maker in hometown

Bay City Central coach Joe Ricard talks with player Cody Smith during a game against Saginaw Heritage. THE BAY CITY TIMES Read More      

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How former Syracuse basketball star Eric Devendorf turned tweets into hoops lessons

It’s still chilly in Syracuse, New York, in early April, so Eric Devendorf is dressed in gray sweatpants and a black hoodie. The former star point guard for the Syracuse Orange is at a park near his house, palming a basketball in the far corner of a concrete patio, a stone wall to his left, and […]

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Inside Eric Devendorf’s quarantine workouts with Buddy Boeheim

Buddy Boeheim hits the gym for about four hours each day, lifting weights, lofting countless shots, and working to improve his agility. Then he shoots again at night. His work ethic has reached the point that his parents urge him to take a day off every once in a while. Boeheim, a rising junior at […]

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