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OSU cheerleaders lead coach Urban Meyer and the rest of the Buckeyes onto the field before the Buckeyes game against Maryland on Nov. 12. OSU won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor The Ohio State Buckeyes dominated offensively for the second-straight week with a 62-3 victory over the Maryland Terrapins on Nov. 12.

Ohio States Thad Matta not panicking after Illinois Kansas losses

After what was likely the most demoralizing loss for the Ohio State men’s basketball team this season, Thad Matta maintains he’s not entirely unnerved following a 74-55 loss to Illinois Saturday. “I’m not like panicked, like `Oh my God!”‘ the OSU coach said at a postgame press conference in Champaign, Ill. “This team has shown it can play some pretty good basketball.” In some regards, Matta’s assertion seems appropriate. After all, OSU has rolled to victory in most of its 11 wins on the season – including its Big Ten-opener against Nebraska Wednesday, a 70-44 win. But it also might only tell half of the narrative that’s becoming the Buckeyes’ (11-3, 1-1) campaign, and its dismantling at the hands of the Fighting Illini might be a harbinger for OSU. In OSU’s three biggest contests of the year against now-No. 1-ranked Duke, No. 6 Kansas and No. 11 Illinois, the Buckeyes are winless and look like a team without an identity at about the halfway point in the season. A second-half collapse hindered them against the Blue Devils on Nov. 28, and exceptionally poor shooting doomed them against the Jayhawks on Dec. 22 in Columbus. A combination of those faults, plus what appeared as dispassion on the court, Matta’s crew was handled by his former assistant and current Fighting Illini coach John Groce. The numbers speak for themselves. In addition to 16 turnovers, OSU shot just 33 percent from the floor and 21 percent from behind the arc. They were also out-rebounded, 40-30, against an Illinois squad coming off an upset loss to unranked Purdue just three days prior. Matta said the Illini’s defense gave OSU fits and had his team playing catch-up. “We could never get that one bucket to kind of free us up a little bit, free our minds a little bit,” Matta said. It might not just be a lack of execution on the court, though. Perhaps OSU’s issues are ones that can’t be remedied by strategy, or taking shooting more seriously in practice, as some players admitted after their win against Chicago State a week earlier. “They gave us opportunities, and we couldn’t convert,” Matta said. For OSU, it could be a trend – at least one that seems to have manifested itself against opponents of equal aptitude. Matta, reluctantly, admitted the loss – perhaps particularly because of its fashion – is still cause for concern. “It was one of those games where we weren’t thinking the way we needed to think,” he said. “We tried everything.” And with a game against Purdue Tuesday at 9 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind., OSU will have little time to gather themselves after, statistically, their worst loss of the season. “There’s certain games where you got to kind of push it to the side and you’re on to the next one,” Matta said. “But I think these guys want to learn, they want to get better but by the same token, you’re going from one game to the next and you got two days to get ready for it.” In Case You Missed It – Results from the university’s winter break Ohio State vs. UNC Asheville Result: OSU won, 90-72 Then-No.7 OSU dismantled UNC Asheville, 90-72, in a game that saw sophomore forward Sam Thompson notch a career-high 18 points on Dec. 15. En-route to OSU’s 59 percent shooting outing, junior forward Deshaun Thomas also scored 17 points, and junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 16 points. Ohio State vs. Winthrop Result: OSU won, 65-55 In its last game before Kansas, OSU struggled to put away Winthrop before Thomas’ 21 points were too much for the Eagles. Perhaps the biggest news from the game, though, had little to do with what happened on the court. In light of the Newtown, Conn., shootings that happened days before the Dec. 18 game, Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey used his postgame press conference at the Schottenstein Center as a call for change across the country. The shooting, which occurred Dec. 14, left 26 people dead before the shooter took his own life. Ohio State vs. Kansas Result: OSU lost, 74-66 In what was billed and hyped as a rematch of last year’s Final Four, the Buckeyes failed to best No. 6 Kansas for the third time in a little more than a year. While OSU trailed just 37-35 at halftime against the Jayhawks, poor shooting and defensive miscues in the second half helped Kansas to a 74-66 win in Columbus. Ohio State vs. Chicago State Result: OSU won, 87-44 OSU, in its first time back on the hardwood since a loss to Kansas, overcame a sluggish start before routing Chicago State, 87-44 at the Schottenstein Center. It was the last nonconference game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State vs. Nebraska Result: OSU won, 70-44 Behind Thomas and Smith Jr., OSU muscled its way past Nebraska in its Big Ten opener. In fact, Thomas’ 18 first-half points outscored the Cornhuskers’ 17 points in the game’s first act.

Commentary Bengals with many unanswered questions despite being in 1st place

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is sacked by Miami Dolphins defense end Cameron Wake during a game at Sun Life Stadium Oct. 31. Miami won, 22-20 in overtime. Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Cincinnati Bengals enter week 10 of the NFL season first place in the AFC North, but many questions are left unanswered.The Bengals (6-3), lost All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins for the season in a week nine loss to the Miami Dolphins. Quarterback Andy Dalton struggled mightily, throwing three interceptions and getting sacked in overtime in the end zone to end the game. The loss ended a four-game winning streak, but Cincinnati looks to get back on track Sunday when it heads to Baltimore.The Ravens (3-5), meanwhile, have struggled all season after losing key members of last year’s Super Bowl winning team. They have lost three straight games and now sit third in the division behind Cincinnati and the Cleveland Browns (4-5). Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco has thrown almost as many interceptions (nine) as he has touchdown passes (10) and running back Ray Rice is averaging only 2.7 yards per carry.Against the Bengals, the Ravens will face a defensive line that still does not have a clear rotation. While second-year defensive tackle Brandon Thompson will take Atkins’ place in the lineup, rookie defensive end Margus Hunt may get more playing time and even move inside in order to generate the type of pass rush the Bengals have grown accustomed to from Atkins.Cincinnati’s best cornerback, Leon Hall, is out for the season with an Achilles injury leaving 35-year-old Terence Newman as their most reliable corner. Newman was exposed for his lack of speed when he got beat by Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace in overtime. The play would have been a game winning touchdown catch of 86 yards, but Newman wisely pulled Wallace to the ground resulting in a pass interference penalty and the Dolphins punting shortly after. But he may not be so fortunate when facing the Ravens’ fleetfooted wide receiver Torrey Smith (36 receptions, 701 yards).The Bengals have the weapons to outscore most opponents, but Dalton must first learn to settle down in pressure situations. Now that the Bengals are no longer feared on defense, Dalton and the offense must step up and take advantage of whatever opportunities they are given in order to leave Baltimore with a victory.Kickoff between the Ravens and Bengals is scheduled for 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. read more

Mens basketball Kam Williams refutes report he has withdrawn from NBA draft

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams attempts a shot in the first half against Maryland at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 31. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorOhio State guard Kam Williams is refuting a report from CBS Sports that said he was returning to Columbus for his redshirt senior season. In a tweet early Monday afternoon, Williams said “I have not withdrawn anything,” a clear response to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, who reported Monday morning that OSU coach Thad Matta told him Williams planned to withdraw from the 2017 NBA draft. A team spokesman was unable to confirm CBS Sports’ report at this time. Williams’ name had previously been on the list of early entrants for the 2017 NBA draft, which was released early last week. Since Williams has not hired an agent, he is able to return to school after receiving feedback from teams about his draft prospects. Williams, who averaged a career-high 9.4 points per game last year on a career-low 39 percent shooting, is unlikely to be drafted if he turns professional. He has not received an invite to the NBA combine. If Williams’ does return to school, it would provide a boost for Matta and the Buckeyes, who struggled last season. They finished 17-15 and missed both the NCAA Tournament and the NIT. OSU lost redshirt junior forward Trevor Thompson to the NBA draft, as well as senior forward Marc Loving to graduation. A 6-foot-2 guard known for his ability to catch fire offensively, Williams would provide the team with an experienced player and a scoring threat. Consistency on both ends of the court has been one area during his career where he has struggled. Williams, who typically came off the bench during his first two seasons, started 29 games in the 2016-17, mostly in place for the injured Keita Bates-Diop. The public rebuttal from Williams calls to mind a saga which took place earlier in the offseason between Oregon forward Jordan Bell and Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania. Charania reported that Bell intended to enter the NBA draft, but Bell — much like Williams — took to Twitter to say  he had yet to make a decision and that Charania’s report was “#fakenews.”One day later, on April 18, Bell officially declared for the draft. Ohio State’s Kam Williams will return to school for his senior season, per Thad Matta. Entered 2017 NBA Draft process without an agent.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 1, 2017’s Note: The original article posted said Williams had withdrawn from the NBA draft. The updated article includes Williams’ refuting comments. read more

Border Control Minister meets with local Haitian Officials

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA meeting between the Minister of Border Control and the Haitian Consul to the country is expected to reduce how many Haitian sloops are coming in with illegals aboard.  Recommended for you Not so it seems for 2016, the Minister in a media release confirmed, “Three sloops were detected and intercepted within the last seven weeks of which two were intercepted within three days of each other. The combined total was 230 persons.   Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Magnetic Media has been informed that these illegal Haitians are likely lying low in the areas of Five Cays and Kew Town, Providenciales. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister DonHue Gardiner said in addition to insisting on help from Haiti to stem the flow of their people, illegally, into the Turks and Caicos Islands there is a move to increase security measures.  It is common for illegal migrants to take the risk of fleeing Haiti just before the hurricane season revs up; though the Premier a few weeks ago confirmed that the TCI had been seeing a reduction in recent years.  Related Items:assistance, border control, borders, consult, Haitan, help, illegal immigration, immigration, sloop, Tci Of the 230 at least 12 are escapees from the Detention Center; and one boat made landfall with an unrecorded number of Haitians on board.    The staff at the Coastal Radar Station, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, the Immigration Department as well as all other front line and responding agencies are commended for their continued efforts in protecting the borders of the Turks and Caicos Islands.”  The Minister also reminded that ‘if you are caught providing assistance or shelter to an illegal migrant, you are subject to a fine of $20,000, four years in prison or to both and you could lose your status in the TCI.’  Hurricane Irma hits TCI TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irmalast_img read more

EastWest Metro makes first successful underground trial run

first_imgKolkata: East West Metro made its first successful underground trial run on Friday from Phoolbagan station up to a little distance ahead of Sealdah station.The union inspector electrical general had recently granted permission to electrify the third rail beyond Salt Lake Stadium station, following which the KMRCL decided to start the trial run underground. “The entire trial run has been done smoothly. There have been no hiccups in the entire journey,” said a senior engineer at KMRCL. The speed was deliberately kept low, it being the first trial run. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataKolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) is implementing the East West (E-W) Metro project from Salt Lake Sector V to Howrah Maidan covering a distance of 16.5 kilometres and the authorities have already finished trial run from Sector V to Salt Lake Stadium. “The E-W Metro is expected to make its commercial run from Sector V to the Salt Lake Stadium by July, with only the nod of the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) being awaited. There will be six stations in the route that include Sector V, Karunamoyee, Central Park, City Centre, Bengal Chemical and Salt Lake Stadium,” a senior official of KMRCL said. The KMRCL has already received the nod of the Railway Board for commercial services and eight rakes from the Bengaluru based PSU BEML has already been procured for passenger services. The second phase will see commercial run up to Phoolbagan, which is expected to start by October. It may be mentioned that the path of the E-W Metro will be over ground from Sector V till Subhas Sarovar station and will then go underground. In the entire stretch, around 520 metres of tunneling has been done underneath the river Hooghly.last_img read more

The exhibition champions the many creative pathway

first_imgThe exhibition champions the many creative pathways to the source of fresh invention – humanities fortunate moments of “Aha!” and “Eureka!” – which are open to all of us.Filmmaker, book publisher and lover of the great mysteries, curater of this exhibition Jodi Wille has assembled an out-of-this world exhibition cast of artistic characters – saints and rogues – who have tethered the sky to the earth, dream to reality, the math of the cosmos to the micro world of the daisy. February 11, 2015The exhibition “The Visionary Experience – Saint Francis to Finster” is open in the AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM in Baltimore, Maryland on October 4. 2014 until August 31. 2015.[photos by George Kosmides, text excerpts from the exhibition catalog by Sue Kirsch]A few pieces of Paolo Soleri’s work are part of this exhibition and alumni George Kosmides and his wife Jeanne snuck a few photos to share with us.last_img read more