Gene Smith named athletic director of the year

Ohio State athletic director and vice president Gene Smith was named 2010 Sports Business Journal Athletic Director of the Year.Over the past year, Ohio State has enjoyed much on-field success, including a victory in the Rose Bowl over Oregon in January.Off the field, the Buckeyes recently celebrated the accomplishments of 503 scholar-athletes, who achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Smith beat out other athletic directors from the University of North Carolina, Boise State University, UCLA and the University of Alabama. Other winners on the night included Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as Sports Executive of the Year, Super Bowl XLIV as Sports Event of the Year, CBS Sports as Best in Sports Television, and the Seattle Sounders of the MLS as the Professional Sports Team of the Year. Smith was named athletic director in 2005 and was a finalist for the AD of the Year Award in 2008. The event was held in New York City on Thursday night. The awards are presented annually by the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily and judged performance from Jan. 1, 2009, to Feb. 28, 2010. read more

Football 3 Ohio State players to watch on offense in the Spring

Ohio State freshman offensive lineman Josh Myers prepares for practice at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.The Ohio State football team will head into the 2018 season without many familiar names. There will be no J.T. Barrett at quarterback. No Billy Price at center. No Marcus Baugh at tight end. Instead, there will be somewhat of a young team with only a handful of returning starters.Though the wide receiving corps and running back duo remain largely the same, there will be other young players competing for playing time during the spring game that will be worth watching. Here are a couple of players to keep track of in Saturday’s Spring Game.Jaylen HarrisOhio State began the 2017 season with six starting wide receivers: Johnnie Dixon, Terry McLaurin, Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor, K.J. Hill and Parris Campbell. All will return in 2018.Every wideout brings something different to the table, but none seem to be the top target a passing team needs. Mack has at times looked the part, but he still has more left to prove.Second-year Jaylen Harris, however, could be the missing top target Ohio State needs. Though he caught just two passes for 27 yards last season, Harris offers the Buckeyes a massive target at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds with the speed to be an impact wideout. The former four-star recruit ranked as the 177th-best prospect, 28th-best wide receiver and fourth-best player in the state of Ohio in the 2017 class.He will likely face an uphill battle trying to force playing time in a large group of returning veterans. However, he could get a chance to see ample playing time in the Spring Game with Hill sidelined and the other veterans potentially receiving more rest early. Harris still has plenty to prove, but he could be the top wideout for the Buckeyes if given the playing time.Josh MyersOhio State head coach Urban Meyer has expressed concern in the past with how the battle for center is going with no one between the trio of Brady Taylor, Josh Myers and Matt Burrell yet stepping up in practice to fill the void left by Price.While it appears Taylor remains the favorite to win the starting job, Myers has the skills needed to take on such a role. He was a four-star recruit in the 2017 class and the top prospect in Ohio. Known best as a powerful run blocker, the 6-foot-6, 306-pound lineman just needs to prove that he can handle taking on larger defensive tackles and can effectively snap the ball to whichever quarterback is under center.Myers will likely be slotted as one of the two starters at center during the Spring Game, and it will be interesting to see whether the interior lineman can handle Ohio State’s defensive tackles. The Spring Game won’t be a deciding factor in the decision for Meyer, but it could lend a glimpse to others into how well he is faring at the position.Luke FarrellThe tight end position has historically been one relied upon by Ohio State, but the usage of the role has declined in the past several years. Baugh never was able to produce consistently and there wasn’t anyone to edge him out.While Ohio State added the second-best tight-end recruit in the 2018 recruiting class in Jeremy Ruckert, head coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that Luke Farrell might be in front of both the four-star tight end and last year’s backup, Rashod Berry.“Luke Farrell has kind of advanced in front of the other guys,” Meyer said on Wednesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference. “But we’re still trying to finalize that.”Farrell had only two catches for 19 yards in 2017, but was once considered the seventh-best tight end prospect in the 2016 recruiting class. The 6-foot-6, 244-pound tight end was unable to force his way into playing time in 2017. But the redshirt sophomore has a lot to offer Ohio State if he can make himself a reliable receiver.He has never been viewed as an obvious starter at Ohio State. If he starts to show more speed in the Spring Game with the hands needed to be a full-time player at the position, Farrell could go a long way in solidifying his spot as the starting tight end. read more

Allardyce denies rift with Rooney

first_imgEverton manager Sam Allardyce has denied reports that both himself and Wayne Rooney have had a falling out after the club’s goalless draw against Liverpool last weekendThe former England captain was visibly upset when Allardyce chose to substitute him during the Merseyside derby with Rooney making it clear that he did not approve of such a decision.Afterwards, Allardyce declared that he would have talks with the former Manchester United star to clear the air and explain that he simply wished to put on a fresh pair of legs for the closing minutes of the match.But the former England manager feels that the issue has now been exaggerated by the media.“We’re all right, no problem,” said the 63 year-old, according to Liverpool Echo.“Like there’s no problem with Yannick Bolasie and there’s no problem with Tom Davies. All three of those players I substituted last week.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“You’re asking players to be angels. Stop it. We live in a politically correct world as it is, if somebody stamps their feet we’ll be saying you can’t do that. A reaction from a player when he comes off of disappointment is to be expected.“One would ask him not to do it in the public eye but sometimes that can’t be helped. A man as proud of being an Everton fan as him and playing for Everton, that’s where the reaction came from.”Despite Rooney’s recent struggles in the his new midfield role at Everton, Allardyce revealed that the 32 year-old wishes to continue playing in that position.“It’s the role he wants to play,” added Allardyce.“Our tactical change was for the benefit of the team. It’s a team game and you make a decision on the day to try and help the team to get a victory.”last_img read more

Wilshere now a target for Southampton

first_imgSouthampton have reportedly joined the race to sign Jack Wilshere this summer on a free transfer from Arsenal, claims the Daily MirrorThe England international’s contract at the Emirates will expire at the end of the month and it appears increasingly certain that Wilshere will opt to leave his boyhood club after new head coach Unai Emery was unable to give him any guarantees over any regular playing time for next season.The 26-year-old is now considering his next move with the likes of Everton, West Ham United and AC Milan believed to be keeping a close eye on the situation.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.But now Southampton are preparing to enter the race for Wilshere’s signature after missing out on signing James Maddison from Norwich City.Saint’s boss Mark Hughes is keen on adding another central midfielder to his ranks and has listed Wilshere as an ideal signing.Wilshere had previously spent a season on the South coast with Bournemouth in a loan deal during the 2016/17 season and, therefore, may be tempted by the prospect of moving to St Mary’s Stadium.last_img read more

Claudio Bravo could miss all season

first_imgThe Manchester City goalkeeper suffered a serious-looking injury during Monday’s training sessionThe alarms went off in English Premier League club Manchester City.The Citizens could be left with just one senior goalkeeper after Chilean Claudio Bravo suffered a big injury.According to a report by Goal “Bravo went down in training on Monday and City sources fear he will be out of action for several months.”“It is the second serious injury to a City player in under a week, after Kevin De Bruyne damaged knee ligaments last Wednesday. The Belgian will be out for between two to three months,” the website wrote.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Claudio Bravo wrote on Twitter after today’s training session:“It doesn’t matter what happened, or how bad it seems today, life goes on, and tomorrow no doubt will be better.”No importa lo que pase, o lo malo que parezca el día de hoy, la vida continúa, y mañana sin duda será mejor ?????— Claudio Bravo Muñoz (@C1audioBravo) August 20, 2018last_img read more

Analyzing the economic impact of KAABOO

first_img Carlos Amezcua Analyzing the economic impact of KAABOO Carlos Amezcua, September 12, 2018 Posted: September 12, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – It’s one of the biggest music festivals on the West Coast, and it’s held right here in San Diego.KAABOO returns to Del Mar this weekend, bringing not only entertainment, but big bucks to the local economy.KOGO radio host and KUSI contributor Sully Sullivan explained how beneficial this music festival is on Good Morning San Diego. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: KAABOO FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Suspect caught on camera breaking into cars of San Diegos military families

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter November 20, 2018 Posted: November 20, 2018 , Updated: 8:10 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTIERRASANTA (KUSI) – After a rash of car break-ins Friday morning, military families in one San Diego neighborhood are fed up. They’re sharing video from the surveillance cameras posted in their neighborhood hoping the community can help them catch the thief.Courtney Jones and her Navy family lives in one of the Lincoln Military Housing communities in Tierrasanta — a quiet, peaceful neighborhood.“I ran out to the car and I’m like, ‘Ok I’ll be back’ and stuff was just thrown all over the car,” said Courtney Jones, Navy Wife.She said it looked like chaos when she opened the car door. The bad guy didn’t just rummage through her car. Her backpack, wallet, even toys belonging to her 7-month-old were all gone.She said she wasn’t the only one targeted early Friday morning. Cameras within the community captured a man hitting up car after car.In one of the videos, there’s a man that walked up to one of the cars in a driveway and tested the door to try and get inside. When that didn’t work, he was on to the next car. He successfully opened it and started rummaging through the front.In a separate video, the thief attempted opening one door. When that didn’t work, he walked across the street to try the other cars.“You can see him pull the handle. If he gets lucky, he goes in,” said Jones. “He rummages through whatever he can reach only in the front, shuts the door very quietly and then goes to the next car. If he strikes out with that one, he crosses driveways and you can see the spotlight come on. There’s no hesitation.”Jones said he was wearing her backpack, the one that was stolen, in one of the surveillance videos, filling it up with what he collected in the neighborhood.For Jones, it wasn’t the missing gift cards or the wallet that left her feeling empty. She said it was the invaluable medical information that was gone.“I lost some referral slips for my daughter for her specialty care,” said Jones. “The whole reason the book bag got left is because my daughter was diagnosed that day with a really rare congenital birth defect that effects how she breathes, how she eats. It’s pretty serious.”Jones said she has felt on edge in her own home.“I felt so violated and I still violated. I lay awake at night and I keep my windows upstairs open, praying that I can hear someone opening a car door and I can run,” said Jones. “Hopefully be the one to give the neighborhood some closure on who it was and catch them.”As a Navy wife, she said she wants to focus on cherishing the time and moments with her husband and her family around the holidays.“Taking from family’s who already sacrifices so much, it’s wrong and it really sets back a lot of the joy that we have with our spouses and our kids that’s already cut so short sometimes,” said Jones.The folks have reached out to the Housing Department to see what they’re going to do about this. Jones told KUSI they’re proactive and are willing to take the right steps to handle this. Suspect caught on camera breaking into cars of San Diego’s military familieslast_img read more

Top Indian IT companies on a hiring spree indicates growth in sector

first_imgReutersThe top five Indian IT companies — Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corps and HCL — recorded a drastic increase in their workforce compared to the hiring in the previous fiscal signalling a growth in the sector for the first time in three years.Over 24,000 people have been hired in this quarter. In the previous fiscal, a net total of 13,772 people were hired. The last time there was such an increase was in 2016 when the total hiring for the five companies was 26,565 people in the three months ended June 2016.Many analysts, according to reports, believe that there are multiple reasons for this turnaround in the development of these companies. The companies have started to look into outsourcing. Another reason is that they are using data analytics platforms sold by other IT vendors which give more work for outsourcing. Experts in the field also believe that the IT sector currently spends more on digital technology and it has led to them landing mega contracts, some of them valued at $1 billion.”Growth is back,” a senior executive at TCS told LiveMint. “Companies were always spending more on digital in the past. But now, what we are seeing is that if the traditional business can be done efficiently and if you have solution offerings like data analytics and AI (artificial intelligence) platforms, you will be able to differentiate from others.”Reports say that Tata and Wipro are expected to grow swiftly this fiscal year. Tata is predicted to cross 10 per cent growth while Wipro is looking to cross one per cent growth. HCLReutersPhil Fersht, the chief executive officer of US-based HfS Research, an outsourcing research firm, said, “I’m not sure with this ‘little upswing’ we are seeing but the mood is definitely more bullish over the last couple of months.” He cautioned that there might be uncertainties.A senior official at Cognizant also echoed his sentiments. “The biggest downside risk to this growth story is the uncertainty in the many of the first-of-its-kind of projects… The work in areas like IP (intellectual property) platforms runs the risk of IP infringement cases. You are offering data analytics solutions when debate on data privacy is gaining traction. The promised benefits of automation will be tested. So, any incidental issue and this can blow up, making many clients hold back on spending in these areas,” he said.It was earlier reported that the fall of the rupee might be beneficial to these companies. While the rupee’s new low has shaken up the Indian economy, the depleting rupee might help the companies with immediate gains due to exposure to offshoring. This is because overseas companies contribute maximum to Indian companies’ revenues.last_img read more

Bangladeshi man charged with plot to kill British PM

first_imgBritish prime minister Theresa May. File PhotoA 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with plotting to assassinate British prime minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack.Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman is accused of planning an explosion outside May’s Downing Street office then trying to enter the building with a suicide vest and a knife in a bid to kill her.State prosecutor Mark Carroll said Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the Downing Street gates, then, in the ensuing chaos, try to enter the building “with a view to trying to kill the prime minister”.He planned to use a suicide vest, pepper spray and a knife, Carroll told Westminster Magistrates Court in London.Rahman had carried out hostile reconnaissance of the area as part of his preparation, it is alleged.Rahman is charged with preparing terrorist acts and also with assisting another man, Mohammad Aqib Imran, to prepare separate terror acts.He appeared in court alongside Imran, 21, who is accused of trying to join the Islamic State jihadist terror group by trying to obtain a fake passport with a view to travelling to Libya.Rahman had two inert improvised explosive devices on his person when he was detained, prosecutors said, while Imran had a copy of a video that had been recorded by Rahman.The men were arrested separately on 28 November.Rahman spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was “Bangladeshi British. I’m Bangladeshi.”Imran said he was “Pakistani British”.They both appeared wearing grey tracksuits.Prince George allegedly targetedLawyers for the pair gave no indication of their plea on their first court appearance so not guilty pleas were formally registered.The hearing lasted under 10 minutes.Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded Rahman and Imran in custody to appear for a short hearing at England’s Old Bailey central criminal court on 20 December.Meanwhile, in an earlier separate case in the same courtroom, Husnain Rashid, 31, faced charges of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address.He allegedly made the social media post about the four-year-old royal along with other messages which allegedly could help others identify UK targets such as stadiums.Prosecutors also alleged that he planned to join Islamic State in Syria.Arbuthnot also remanded Rashid in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 20 December.The court appearances came a day after Home Secretary Amber Rudd told parliament that 22 Islamist terror plots had been thwarted since the killing of a British soldier on a London street by two Islamist extremists in 2013.last_img read more

Hartsville SC Improves Test Scores

first_img“180 Days: Hartsville,” directed and produced by Jacquie Jones, will air 8 p.m., March 17 on PBS. It tells the story of one community’s successful efforts in turning their school system around from being rated “below average” to being ranked third in the state out of 81 districts four years later. For more information visit