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UWF Visits UAH Looking for Season Sweep

first_img* UWF got a very impressive 75-51 win at North Alabama on Thursday to maintain its 1-game lead in the GSC race with 3 contests remaining.* Saturday’s game at UAH will be video streamed live for $9.99 HERE.ABOUT UWF* Fifth-year head coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton has four starters and eight letterwinners back from last year’s 17-10 squad that finished tied for third in the GSC regular season at 15-7.* Yelton is 82-56 at UWF and 139-140 in 9-plus years as a college head coach, which includes a 57-84 mark in at Charleston Southern from 2001-06 … She is a 1996 North Carolina graduate who was the school’s all-time leader in every 3-point category at the end of her career.UWF ROLLING ALONG AT NO. 23 IN D2 MEDIA POLL* UWF dropped six sports this week to No. 23 in the latest Division 2 Media Poll and flip-flopped with Eckerd for the fourth-consecutive week to No. 2 in the region.* UWF had risen to as high as No. 14 in the Division 2 Media Poll four weeks ago … The No. 14 ranking is the highest for the Argonauts in the history of the poll.* The Women’s Basketball Division 2 Media Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA, in its third year of existence … The regional poll is released every Monday, followed by the national poll every Tuesday … Each region has six representatives that comprise the regional poll … The national poll has 16 voters – 2 from each region … The Women’s Basketball D2 regional polls will conclude Feb. 6, 2017 due to the start of the NCAA regional polls. The national polls will continue through the end of the season.UWF DEBUTS AT NO. 2 IN FIRST NCAA REGIONAL RANKING* UWF came in ranked No. 2 in the first edition of the NCAA Division II regional rankings as announced on Wednesday. Eckerd was the No. 1 team and leads all region teams with 20 wins, with UWF at No. 2 and Rollins is No. 3.* The Argos are the highest of four GSC teams in the region rankings, with Valdosta State at No. 6, Lee at No. 7 and North Alabama at No. 10. No. 4 Florida Southern. No. 5 Tampa, No. 8 Benedict and No. 9 Nova Southeastern are also among the 10 teams ranked in the region.* The region polls will determine the five at large bids to the eight-team NCAA South Region Tournament in March. The eight-team tournament will consist of the three conference tournament champions from the south region (Gulf South, Sunshine, Southern Intercollegiate) and five at-large bids. The women’s region will be March 10, 11 and 13 at the location of the top seed.* The NCAA will announce region rankings for the next two weeks – on Feb. 22 and March 1 – leading up to Selection Sunday on March 5 at 9:00 p.m. Central time on NCAA.com.ARGOS IN THE NCAA STATISTICS* PG Alex Coyne ranks fifth in assists per game (6.5) and 30th in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1) … F Toni Brewer is seventh in rebounds per game (11.8), third in defensive rpg (9.0) and eighth in double-doubles (14) … F Katie Bobos is 20th in rebounds per game (10.8) and 15th in double-doubles (12) … F Courtney Meyer is ninth in blocks per game (2.96) … Brewer, Bobos and Meyer rank 1st, 2nd & 5th in the GSC in rebounds per game.ABOUT ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE* UNA is 17-7 overall and 11-7 in GSC action – good for a tie for 4th place with West Georgia … The Lions are 12-1 at home this season with a narrow 55-52 loss to Delta State as the only blemish.SERIES HISTORY VS. UAH* UWF and UAH are meeting for the 40th time in women’s basketball Saturday, with UWF holding a 24-15 lead. UWF leads 13-12 over the 25 meetings dating back to the 2001-02 season … Prior to that, UWF had dominated the early part of the series, going 11-3 from 1994-95 to 2000-01 … The Chargers swept the series last year and have won the last three contests, and six of the last eight … UAH has also won five of the last six in Pensacola.* LAST MEETING: 71-52 UWF win in Pensacola on Dec. 31 – Katie O’Neal scored a career-high 20 points and UWF held Alabama Huntsville scoreless over the final 7:26 to claim a 71-52 win … In addition to O’Neal’s 7-of-11 shooting and three 3-pointers, Toni Brewer (14 points, 14 rebounds) and Katie Bobos (12 points and 12 rebounds) each collected double-doubles as UWF (8-2, 3-1 Gulf South) secured the second-best start after 10 games in program history … The Argonauts shot 46 percent and were 17-of-22 from the free throw line … Courtney Meyer added 11 points, seven boards and three blocks to put four players in double figures for the ninth time in 10 games … UWF locked down on defense late in the contest, holding UAH (1-8, 0-4) to a season-low 32 percent from the floor and 22 percent from outside. The Argonauts entered the game ranked seventh nationally in 3-point field goal defense, limiting teams to 22.2 percent.UWF CAREER RECORD WATCHSCORING1. 2,104 – Kristi Jernigan (1989-93)2. 1,472 – Erin Vierling – (2002-06)3. 1,446 – Jennifer Baas (1993-97)4. 1,444 – Michelle Gibson (2003-06)5. 1,256 – Tanisha Rickman (1998-99)6. 1,225 – Katie Bobos (2013-pr)7. 1,121 – Kelly Barrett (2000-03)8. 1,069 – Jennifer Morris (1993-95)9. 1,050 – Amy Drake (2007-10)10. 1024 – Toni Brewer (2014-pr)11. 1,000 – Lyndsay Munro (2001-06)12. 970 – LaKeisha Little (1997-00)REBOUNDS1. 904 – Katie Bobos (2013-pr)2. 798 – Melissa Nafzger (2003-06)3. 763 – Toni Brewer (2014-pr)4. 685 – Jennifer Bass (1993-97)5. 674 – Erin Vierling (2002-06)6. 609 – Karly Geller (1999-2002)7. 573 – Segeeta Bland (1999-00)8. 552 – Lyndsay Munro (2002-06)9. 543 – Courtney Meyer (2014-pr)10. 528 – Jessica Young (2008-11)11. 470 – Dominique Boykins (2006-10)ASSISTS1. 385 – Sydney Jackson (1993-96)2. 343 – Alex Coyne (2015-pr)3. 330 – Clenita Jones (2001-04)4. 302 – Amy Drake (2007-10)5. 275 – Ann Ching (2003-06)6. 274 – Kelly Barrett (2000-03)7. 260 – Toynetta Johnson (2012-14)T8. 252 – Charlotte Griffin (1998-99)T8. 252 – Heather Morris (1999-02)10. 247 – Michelle Gibson (2003-06)11. 222 – LaKeisha Little (1997-00)BLOCKED SHOTS1. 195 – Melissa Nafzger (2003-06)2. 159 – Courtney Meyer (2014-pr)3. 116 – Regan Rockwell (1994-97)4. 104 – Juana Coletti (1985-87)5. 95 – Raquel Miller (2012-14)6. 77 – Tara Russ (2004-08)7. 72 – Wynette Villines (1993-95)UWF AT HOME* UWF has gone 9-2 at home this season … The program has won at least 10 home games in a season 10 times, including twice in the past four seasons15: 1997-9813: 2004-05, 2005-0612: 1998-9911: 2003-04, 2013-14, 2014-1510: 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2000-01ROAD SUCCESS OVER THE LAST THREE SEASONS* UWF has gone 25-12 in regular-season road games the past three seasons – 8-4 in 2014-15, 8-5 in 2015-16 and 9-3 this season.WHAT HAPPENED IN THE OFFSEASON* Former assistant coach Jessie Ivey was named the National Division 2 Assistant Coach of the Year by the WBCA, before accepting a similar position at Bowling Green … UWF hired former WNBA veteran LaQuanda Quick as her replacement. Quick spent last season at Winston Salem State and has been put in charge of the Argonaut defense … UWF took a foreign tour to the Dominican Republic from Aug. 11-18. The squad played four games, visited local sugarcane villages, orphanages and women’s shelters while ministering and sharing the love of basketball.UWF PICKED 3RD IN GSC PRESEASON POLL* The UWF women’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the Gulf South Conference preseason coaches poll … UWF earned a total of 101 points in the voting process, collecting one first place vote, a league-high five second-place votes, one third, three fourth and a fifth place vote.* Defending regular-season champion Union was picked first, followed by Delta State, which won the GSC Tournament title. Lee followed UWF in fourth, and Shorter was picked fifth.* Seniors Katie Bobos and Alex Coyne were each named to the 5-member preseason all-conference team … Bobos was a second-team all-GSC and academic all-GSC honoree last year after averaging 12.8 points and 8.0 rebounds. The Lowell, Indiana native scored in double figures in 21 games and collected eight double-doubles … Coyne was also a second team choice a year ago after transferring from Southern Miss. In her first season with the Argos, the point guard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania averaged 10.0 points, 6.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. She led the GSC and ranked fifth in the NCAA in assists, and was third in GSC and 49th nationally in steals.GSC Preseason Coaches PollTeam Poll Points1. Union (10) 1202. Delta State (1) 1033. West Florida (1) 1014. Lee 945. Shorter 836. Alabama Huntsville 667. West Georgia 578. Christian Brothers 459. Valdosta State 4410. West Alabama 4211. North Alabama 2412. Mississippi College 13First place votes in parenthesis Location Huntsville, Ala. | Spragins Hall Twitter Twitter: @GoArgos  | IG: @GoArgos | FB: /GoArgos Live Stats Live Stats Live Video Watch ($9.99) | Listen – both options are UAH broadcasts #23 West Florida (20-5, 15-4) at Alabama-Huntsville (5-19, 4-15)center_img Series History UWF leads 24-15 | UWF leads 13-12 since 2001-02 season Tickets $10 Reserved | $6 (adult) & $4 (child) General Admission Date | Time Saturday, Feb. 18 | 2:00 pm  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Commercial Fishing Jobs Up for 2014, Salmon Down

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Commercial fishing employment grew in Alaska, according to the State Department of Labor, but not for salmon harvesters. The fishery jobs which dropped the most were in salmon harvesting. The industry grew by 0.7%. Warren says the increase in ground fish harvesting was largely responsible fr the change; ground fish jobs grew by 24.8%. Economist Joshua Warren from the Research and Analysis Unit researched the number of jobs available in seafood harvesting…Warren: “Employment in fish harvesting industry went up. It’s been going up for the past few years. This time it was less than it had been the year before, but we’re still seeing some growth.” Warren: “The largest gains fish harvesting employment saw were other ground fish, which was pollock and cod and mainly out in the Bering. What saw losses this year were mostly other fisheries. They had a really good year last year, so that’s part of the drop, but also just lower fishing activity in some peak months for salmon on ground.”Southeast Alaska was among the top ranking regions, but there were job losses last year…Warren: “And because salmon is such a much more labor-intensive process, any region that has high salmon harvesting is going to have a large share of the employment, so southeast actually is high up there because of its salmon harvesting at Bristol Bay as well. And the Aleutians do show up there because so much is harvested in the Bering.”last_img read more

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Dense Smoke Advisory In Effect Until Wednesday

first_imgSmoke from the Swan Lake fire will reduce visibilities to one quarter mile or less at times.Travel may be difficult due to low visibility. Smoke will be the most dense during the overnight and early morning hours through Wednesday. A dense smoke advisory means widespread fires will create smoke, limiting visibilities. If driving, Slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service out of Anchorage has issued a dense smoke advisory for the interior Kenai Peninsula, including the Sterling Highway corridor from Sterling to Cooper Landing effective until 1pm, Wednesday.center_img Persons with respiratory problems may have difficulty breathing when outside. For more information on Air Quality, please visit www.dec.alaska.gov.last_img read more

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Goule on Doha regrets and 2020 goals

first_imgAmong the nine females nominated for RJRGLEANER Sportswoman of the year award last week was Jamaican 800m ­runner Natoya Goule. Although the award was won by sprinting great Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Goule said she was really grateful to be listed among the nominees. “It’s my first time being a nominee, it feels very good,” said the Manchester native, who is now based in Clemson, South Carolina.Her nomination was rewarding her 2019 season, which ended with a sixth place finish at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Looking back on her performance in Doha, Goule admitted initial disappointment with her result in the final, but noted that she has since taken the many lessons from that experience and is now looking to apply them in the season to come. “At first, I was sad because I knew that I could have gotten a medal,” said the 28-year-old athlete.“But after looking at my journey, knowing that it was the first time ever in my life I ran three rounds, I was very grateful, I gave God thanks. Plenty of persons who were predicted to get a medal didn’t make it to the final,” Goule stated. Her coach Mark Elliott also weighed in: “Based on the way our season was going, she had the ability, the time and the ranking to get a medal.”Nonetheless, Goule shared that she took a lot of positives from her Doha efforts.“I learned that I’m a really, really strong person. I always knew that, but now I know I’m really a warrior!” Goule said. “There was a lot of obstacles, my ankle got injured, I was pushed in the races …”The 2019 Pan American Games winner opened her season 10 days ago at Clemson Orange and Purple Elite Indoor meeting, competing for the first time in a 300m, registering a time of 38.74 seconds. “It has only been seven weeks since I started doing track workouts, so I was really impressed,” Goule said of her 300m experience, which was used by Elliott to test her speed. Asked what she aims to accomplish this season, Goule explained: “My goal is to take it one step at the time. To be better than what I was last year. I feel like I can improve my PB.”Goule’s 800m personal best is 1:56.15.On a collective level, Goule believes Jamaica can get more medals than at the last Olympic Games (11 medals in Rio 2016, 12 in London 2012 and 11 in Beijing 2008). “Even if Usain (Bolt) is not running anymore, it doesn’t mean that the sport stops. It’s just beginning! We have a lot of talented athletes, we spread across the board right now. Not only 100m, 200m, 400m,” the ­middle-distance runner highlighted. Melena Heliaslast_img read more

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James: Montoya comes full-circle with ex-NASCAR crew chief

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:e5c89e6f64070ebc26a0ae53 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-606573-4254728605001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN INDIANAPOLIS — Brian Campe’s route to an Indianapolis 500 victory was circuitous. But so was Juan Pablo Montoya’s, or at least his second.So as Campe, an Alabama native and former NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief, celebrated on bent knees with the Colombian former open wheel/NASCAR/open wheel again driver, it just made sense.Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates with his No. 2 Chevrolet team after winning the 99th running of the Indianpolis 500. (Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports) Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates with his No. 2 Chevrolet team after winning the 99th running of the Indianpolis 500. (Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)On Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Montoya’s lead engineer – the IndyCar equivalent of crew chief – kissed the bricks. In Sonoma, Calif., this August, Campe expects them to raise a championship trophy together. It doesn’t sound like a boast at this point so much as a reasonable assumption.With two wins in six races and a 25-point buffer over second place in the driver standings, Montoya looks very much like a contender.“The potential was there from the beginning and we set out to win a championship,” Campe told USA TODAY Sports. “And that’s what we’re going to do. The confidence is high and we’re going to keep doing it.”Montoya returned to open wheel racing last year after seven full-time and often frustrating seasons in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series and was unfairly expected to flip some mythical switch and become the juggernaut who won the Champ Car title as a 23-year-old rookie in 1999 and the Indianapolis 500 in his first try in 2000. And then followed that with seven Formula One victories.No. 2: Montoya wins second Indy 500It did not immediately happen. Montoya struggled early, but won at Pocono and finished the season strong to take fourth in final points. Next, he pushed hard into his second season with Campe, who crew chiefed races at JR Motorsports before joining Team Penske.As it turns out, another former NASCAR competitor helped ease the transition back to a form of racing that was supposed to rush back naturally.“I think it was just him building confidence that he could still do it,” Campe said, “building confidence in our communication and just getting those communication lines working so he would know what I was talking about and he knew what I was talking about. We were kind of working in the right direction. That was the biggest thing.”Stock car vernacular likely expedited their ability to communicate, Campe said.“We use words like some of the other guys wouldn’t use like ‘wedge,’ where other guys wouldn’t know what we’re talking about,” Campe said. “ ‘You know, it kind of feels like the Texas right rear where you kind of slide it and it doesn’t come back.’ I knew what he was talking about when he was referencing stock cars.”Team engineer Brian Campe (sunglasses) celebrates with Juan Pablo Montoya. (Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)Team engineer Brian Campe (sunglasses) celebrates with Juan Pablo Montoya. (Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports)Penske’s shop in Mooresville, N.C., has created an atmosphere where open wheel and stock car acumen blend. And so does the camaraderie. As Joey Logano was winning his first Daytona 500 this February, Power and his teammates were cheering him inside their transporter after testing at Sebring International Raceway.Montoya won two races in his Sprint Cup career and finished eighth in points in 2009, but was replaced by promising newcomer Kyle Larson beginning last season. Montoya returned to open wheel racing with IndyCar’s premier organization and effusively spoke about the resources and the professionalism that surrounded him.Montoya established himself a weekly threat from the commencement of this season, holding off teammate and defending series champion Will Power in the opener at St. Petersburg, Fla.“There’s a real sense of accomplishment,” Campe said as on-lookers began filtering away from the yard of bricks on Sunday. “Everything just kind of came to fruition, of all the hard work and everything, the rough week we had (qualifying 15th). This place will bite you real quick and it also gives back. You just have to respect the place. I had a great driver. He makes everything I do look easy. The guys we have at the shop, it makes it look easy. Anybody could do this with the team we have.”Montoya isn’t completely re-acclimated, he said, which must be disconcerting for anyone trying to overcome the lead he continues to burnish.“In the ovals, to be honest with you, my worst oval last year was Indy.  It was my first oval,” he said. “That’s what I told the guys. I mean, I had a fifth, I had a win in Pocono, I had a third in Texas. To be honest with you, I should have won Fontana.  Still finished fourth.“Come here, if we blow this today, we’re going to be fifth. That’s what I told the guys. I told my engineer Brian, this is my best car I’ve had in an oval.”It was good off the hauler. Or the transporter.last_img read more

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High school football: Friday’s scores

first_imgBOSSIER PARISHParkway 55, Airline 38Haughton 24, Captain Shreve 22Benton 47, Bossier 25Arcadia 32, Plain Dealing 0OTHEREvangel 52, Byrd 0Woodlawn 38, Minden 30Mansfield 42, Loyola 35North DeSoto 48, Fair Park 14Ruston 34, Natchitoches Central 7North Webster 14, Southwood 0West Monroe 40, ASH 14Neville 55, Franklin Parish 14Ouachita Parish 29, Pineville 7Haynesville 55, Homer 6Ferriday 42, Ouachita Christian 32Cedar Creek 42, D’Arbonne Woods 8Calvary Baptist 45, Jonesboro-Hodge 6St. Mary’s 37, Block 20Red River 38, Lakeview 6Many 49, Pickering 7Bastrop 35, West Ouachita 14Lincoln Prep 42, Ringgold 14Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Pistons Slam Timberwolves

first_img Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 The Timberwolves lost 122-101 in Detroit to the Pistons Wednesday night.  The Wolves were outscored 40-18 in the 2nd quarter and couldn’t catch up in the 2nd half.  Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 34 points.Karl-Anthony Towns led the Wolves with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins added 21 points and Jeff Teague chipped in 18 points.The Wolves are 2-3 and will play at home against Oklahoma City at 7pm, pregame on WJON at 6:30. 1/1 720p HD About Connatix V56892 360p 1080p HDlast_img read more

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Player left ‘disillusioned’, and Everton transfer agreement could be torn up

first_imgSometimes our job at Sport Witness can be difficult, on a quiet day you may find us trawling around lesser known football countries trying to find out something about a reserve left-back joining a League One side. And then other times it’s like painting-by-numbers. Now is one of those times.After yesterday covering eyebrow-raising claims from Nigeria which accused Anderlecht of purposely sabotaging Henry Onyekuru’s World Cup chances by not playing him, there was always going to be something new from Belgium today.That’s because Nigeria announced their 30 man provisional World Cup squad on Monday, and the Everton owned player isn’t in it.The accusations against Anderlecht had claimed the club purposely weren’t playing Onyekuru, despite him being fit, so he wouldn’t be picked for Nigeria and couldn’t then get a work permit to allow him to play for Everton.The reasoning was to have the player on loan in Belgium again next year, so a ‘selfish’ motive.Regardless of whether one chooses to believe all that or not, there’s almost clearly an issue between the footballer and Anderlecht.Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad report the squad announcement has left Onyekuru ‘disillusioned’ and he doubts whether he wants to play for Anderlecht next season, despite the club having an agreement with Everton.The 20 year old already had doubts, and now he has more.Embed from Getty ImagesPutting all the claims of the past few days to one side, Onyekuru was always going to take this as a huge blow. He avoided surgery, against an annoyed Anderlecht’s wishes, so he could be ready for the World Cup.Playing for Everton in the Premier League is the youngster’s dream and he’s filled with impatience and a feeling that situations, and perhaps Anderlecht, have been unfair to him.Maybe a loan somewhere else in Belgium wouldn’t be a bad idea. Club Brugges, just crowned as champions, being the obvious candidate.Then Onyekuru could, if he’s as annoyed as suggested, aim to teach Anderlecht a lesson and also play European football, hopefully in the Champions League.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undolast_img read more

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Alabama Notebook: O-line ready for Missouri’s challenge

first_imgTUSCALOOSA Alabama’s offensive line faces a stiff challenge Saturday afternoon in the SEC Championship Game.Missouri knows how to pressure the quarterback and ball carriers in the backfield, and that’s how the Tigers won the SEC East Division The Crimson Tide, however, protects the quarterback. There have been only 11 sacks allowed to be tied for seventh-best in pass protection in the country.“The offensive line has done a really good job,” coach Nick Saban said. “I thought in this last game especially, they did a good job for the most part. They’ve done a pretty good job of protecting the quarterback.”Missouri is aggressive getting to the running back with 51 tackles for a loss, not including the 40 quarterback sacks.Alabama run blocks well with the ball carriers only losing 132 yards, which averages to 11 yards a game.“We’ve done a good job of getting a hat on a hat for the most part and been able to be pretty efficient in the way we’ve been able to run the ball,” Saban said.The lineman have been able to block even with uncertainty at right guard early until Leon Brown took control of the position.Center Ryan Kelly even missed two games due to injury. Left tackle Cam Robinson is day-to-day after a shoulder sprain last Saturday, and dealt with ankle injuries.“There’s been a lot of guys that have been getting banged up, but we just keep fighting every day,” right tackle Austin Shepherd said. “As much as we’ve practiced together and as much as we rotate, guys are just starting to built more chemistry with each other, obviously, from the first week until now. As long as we keep doing that we’ll be fine.”The team’s blocking would get a boost with the return tight end Brian Volger. He missed last week with a knee sprain, but is getting closer to a return.“He’s doing good; I’ve seen him every day,” Shepherd said. “I know he’s working his butt off to get back out there. We’ll see what happens this week. I’m sure he wants to be out there. We’ll see if it happens.” Walk-on appreciation Walk-ons came to the spotlight last weekend with the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge.He was found dead in a dumpster from an apperant self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mounting concussions were reported to be a problem for him.“I have a tremendous amount of respect for the walk-ons that we’ve had through the years and the great job that they’ve done,” Saban said. “Some of them have developed into players who end up having a role on the team and playing for you.”Saban calls them unsung heros because of all the work they do during the week to help the scholarship players get ready to play a game. They play on the scout team that mimics the opponent’s plays.“It’s very, very important that the coaches and players and everybody in the organization recognize and respect them just like everybody else on the team,” Saban said. “They’re an important part of the team. Their role on the team, even though it’s different and doesn’t get their pictures in the newspaper, is certainly really important to our team being ready to play.”Offensive lineman Austin Shepherd is impressed with the walk-ons, and frequently thank them.“I don’t know how they do it,” Shepherd said. “I think they are crazy for it. I couldn’t imagine doing what they do and getting no glory for it. They are a part of this team. They get us ready for the games. I tell them that, too, that they are such a big part.” Different Tide Alabama evolved this year. No longer is it a team that wins by defense and running the ball.The Crimson Tide passes first with a scrambling quarterback and can win a shootout, while the defense bends but doesn’t break.Alabama is a complete team that makes big plays on defense and offense, depending on what’s going on in any type of game.What does that mean for the opposition?“I think it’s scary for them,” safety Nick Perry said. “You know, usually Bama features defense and ran the ball, but now we can play a whole different type of game, and we can put up points or we can (shut down on) defense, and I think that’s scary for the opposing team.”last_img read more

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New Indoor Football Leage Franchise- Bemidji Axemen

first_img Share on other sites Sports Logo News Link to post Forums Home SportsLogos.Net New Indoor Football Leage Franchise- Bemidji Axemen Share on other sites So here in Bemidji, MN we just recently learned of two things:1) There’s an indoor football league called the Indoor Football League2) We’re getting a team.Joking aside, it was pretty exciting to learn that our town was being considered as a candidate to join this league. When it was announced that Bemidji was, in fact, getting a franchise, there was a “Name the Team” contest; this is the name, colors and logo that was chosen, the Bemidji Axemen:I kind of figured it would have something to do with Paul Bunyan, seeing how we have a giant statue of him and Babe, the blue ox, right on the lake downtown. Looks alright I guess, for a second-tier arena league. Right off the bat, though… he only has 3 fingers on each hand. Kinda tough to catch a ball that way. 2,792 Members monkeypower How about a map to your house, Drew Carey? Sports Logo News All Activity Posted September 6, 2013 Looks pretty good but the highlights are terrible in the wordmark. Also I thought this was some foreign country team initially when I saw the name on the post. hugevolsfan Share this post Sign in to follow this   New Indoor Football Leage Franchise- Bemidji Axemen Location:Bemidji, MN hugevolsfan 0 Recommended Posts Sports Logos 754 Bemidji Minnesota 754 This topic is now closed to further replies. Location:Knoxville, TN 2,792 IFL Football 84 84 2,792 Forums Home 0 754 Share this post Link to post chriscj83 Share this post Members Posted September 6, 2013 Members SportsLogos.Net By chriscj83, September 6, 2013 in Sports Logo News 3,211 posts 0 All Activity chriscj83 He has a thumb as well I would guess. It’s the standard 4 finger cartoon character. New Indoor Football Leage Franchise- Bemidji Axemen Link to post Go To Topic Listing 5,093 posts 84 Sign in to follow this   513 posts Sports Logos monkeypower Posted September 6, 2013 Followers 0 Followers 0 Share on other siteslast_img read more