Southland Conference Clarifies Football Champion Determination

first_imgUIW has one remaining league game Saturday at Central Arkansas, while most other Southland teams have two conference matchups left.  Additionally, multiple three-loss teams are just behind the three league leaders.  UIW’s final placement, with two or three losses, will be identical to other teams with the same number of losses, even though the other teams will have an additional win that reflects their nine-game schedule.  In the Southland’s scheduling format, 10 of its 11 football teams play a nine-game schedule, while one team must play eight games. Since the schedule model was approved by the membership, Houston Baptist (2015 and 2016) and Incarnate Word (2017 and 2018) have served as the eight-game teams.  HBU will return as the eight-game team in the 2019 and 2020 schedules. The clarification details Incarnate Word’s possible finish, and perhaps its opportunity to clinch at least a share of the Southland championship and its NCAA AQ, despite only playing eight conference games instead of nine like other teams do. UIW is currently tied for first place with McNeese and Nicholls, all 5-2 in the league standings. FRISCO, Texas – With two weeks remaining in its football regular season, the Southland Conference has clarified how the league may possibly determine its champion and NCAA automatic qualifier to the 2018 NCAA Division I Football Championship. Because all Southland teams do not play the same number of league games, the number of conference-game losses will be used to determine placement in its final standings. If Incarnate Word is the only remaining two-loss team at the end of the regular season, it shall be Conference champion and the recipient of the NCAA automatic berth.  Further, UIW’s placement in the final standings shall be honored through any tie-breaking procedures necessary to determine the NCAA automatic qualifier.last_img read more

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Beauvue: “At Celta they wanted to screw my life”

first_imgThe French striker Claudio Beauvue criticized in the last hours the treatment received by the Celta de Vigo leaders in his last months at the club, from which he broke up last January to sign for his eternal rival, Deportivo de la Coruña. “Some people because they have money and power They wanted to screw me up, but I have a family and I decided to put up with it. They even told my colleagues not to follow me on Instagram, “denounced the attacker in an interview on the portal.Beauvue signed in January 2016 for Celta, who paid just over five million euros for his transfer to Olympique de Lyon. Three months later, the achilles tendon ruptured, causing him to be out for almost ten months.After two transfers – Leganés and Caen -, last summer he decided to return to Vigo, although Celta leaders ordered, firstly, Fran Escribá and later Óscar García Junyent, not to line up the footballer for his refusal to leave again on loan. “They told the coach not to talk about me even though he wanted to line me up. Every time they met, he said that he needed a footballer of my characteristics, but those in charge didn’t want to see me playing. I’m not surprised. Before, they have already done other players badly, “he lamented.To Beauvue, at odds with Celta’s general manager Antonio Chaves, it seems “crazy” the measures that the leaders of the Vigo club take with those footballers who do not want to renew or leave on loan. “It hurt me, but I loved my Celtic teammates, so I tried hard to help them until my last day”, declared the striker, who recalled, laughing, that Aspas had not just seen his signing for the eternal rival.last_img read more

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$34M boat landing for Supenaam Stelling

first_imgBoat operators plying within the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) to Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) district will be able to offload passengers in a more comfortable environment this year since the Region Two Administration will be spending $34 million from its capital budget to construct a boat landing.This was according to Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt during an interview with media operatives on Friday morning. The Region Two Chairman said the multimillion-dollar project falls directly under the region’s capital budget and is intended to benefit many persons.He was at the time speaking on major capital projects that will be executed in 2018. Ramdatt could not say exactly when the project will be awarded but said it is his wish that this happens early so that the project will be completed in a timely manner.The Regional Chairman said after the awarding is done then there will be continuous consultations with residents as well as major stakeholders. He further explained that efforts will be made at the level of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to ensure the bill of quantity is circulated to residents and the project is no secret.“Once a project is funded by taxpayers then we at the region should be accountable. As such, my office as well as the Regional Vice Chairman, one will be opened to the public should there be any questions relating the project,” Ramdatt said.He said the project comes at a time when the mooring structures at the stelling are deteriorating and often times passengers utilising the “water taxis” are inconvenienced. Ramdatt said the Region Two RDC has recognised that the region has two main ports of entry and proper ports need to be established so that residents as well as visitors can benefit. The boat landing, he said, will be a state-of-the-art one and will be a significant development for 2018 for the region. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

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Sunderland slapped with misconduct charge

first_img Sunderland striker Connor Wickham berates referee Lee Mason after conceding a penalty against Everton Sunderland have been fined £20,000 after admitting an FA misconduct charge arising from their game against Everton earlier this month.The Black Cats were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.Sunderland players were incensed by referee Lee Mason’s decision to award the Toffees a penalty in the 76th minute after Connor Wickham brought down Seamus Coleman in the box.A statement on the FA’s website read: “Sunderland have admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty of £20,000 following their game against Everton on 9 November 2014.“The club was charged for failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in the 76th minute of the game.”The penalty award came at a frustrating time for Sunderland after Sebastian Larsson had given them the lead nine minutes earlier, with Leighton Baines making no mistake from the spot to deny the Black Cats victory.But Sunderland’s protests had been in stark contrast to the reaction of boss Gus Poyet, who admitted after the match the decision was correct.Poyet said: “I would give it, I need to be honest, if I was on the pitch and I was the referee, I would give it.” 1last_img read more

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NATION ROUNDUP Heels give Davis win over Miami

first_imgPenn State 27, Iowa 7: Anthony Morelli threw for 233 yards and a TD, Rodney Kinlaw ran for a career-high 168 yards and two scores and Penn State (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) shut down the Hawkeyes (2-4, 0-3) at State College, Pa. Maryland 28, Georgia Tech 26: In his first career start, Chris Turner threw for 255 yards, and Lance Ball ran for three touchdowns as Maryland (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) held on in College Park, Md. Travis Bell sent a 52-yard field-goal attempt wide right with 54 seconds remaining. Andrew Gardner was whistled for holding on the previous play, knocking the Yellow Jackets (3-3, 1-3) back 10 yards and preventing them from what would have been a 40-yard try. Texas Tech 42, Iowa State 17: Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree set an NCAA record for receiving TDs by a freshman in his sixth straight multiple-TD game, in Lubbock, Texas. Crabtree scored three times against the Cyclones (1-5, 0-2 Big 12), giving him 17 for the season. The Red Raiders’ receiver broke the freshman record of 14 TD catches by Jabar Gaffney (Florida in 2000), Mike Williams (USC in 2002) and Davone Bess (Hawaii in 2005). Tech is 5-1, 1-1. Texas A&M 24, Oklahoma State 23: Jorvorskie Lane rushed for two touchdowns and had his first TD catch as host Texas A&M (5-1, 2-0) matched its largest comeback ever, rallying from 17 points down to to take over first place in the Big 12 South. OSU is 3-3, 1-1. Alabama 30, Houston 24: John Parker Wilson threw for two TDs and ran for a third, but it took an end-zone interception by Simeon Castille for Alabama (4-2) to put away Houston (2-3) on the final play in Tuscaloosa, Ala. From news services Brandon Tate scored on a 54-yard end-around in a spurt of 27 points to start the game and Connor Barth kicked four field goals to lead North Carolina past Miami, 33-27, giving Coach Butch Davis a victory against his former program in Chapel Hill, N.C. Anthony Elzy ran for 95 yards and a score for the Tar Heels (2-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who turned in a dominating performance to take a 27-0 lead at halftime then hung on as the Hurricanes (4-2, 1-1) twice rallied to within a TD in the second half. Michigan 33, Eastern Michigan 22: Mike Hart ran for 215 yards to become Michigan’s career rushing leader, and matched a career high with three scores to lead the Wolverines (4-2) in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Eagles fell to 2-4. Florida State 27, North Carolina State 10: Michael Ray Garvin’s 43-yard interception return for a score snapped a halftime tie and sparked host Florida State (4-1, 1-1) to its fourth straight win. The Wolfpack fell to 1-5, 0-3. Auburn 35, Vanderbilt 7: Ben Tate rushed for 96 yards, Brad Lester ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut following a suspension, and host Auburn (4-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) earned its third consecutive victory. Vanderbilt is 3-2, 1-2. Arkansas 34, Chattanooga 15: Felix Jones rushed for 141 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and Darren McFadden ran for 122 yards for host Arkansas (3-2). Chattanooga is 1-4. Northwestern 48, Michigan State 41: C.J. Bacher threw for a school-record 520 yards and five touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime in East Lansing, Mich. Northwestern is 3-3, 1-2 in the Big Ten. The Spartans are 4-2, 0-2. Indiana 40, Minnesota 20: Bryan Payton rushed for a career-high 90 yards and three TDs, and Austin Starr tied a school record with four field goals to lift host Indiana (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten). Minnesota (1-5, 0-3) lost its fourth straight. Wake Forest 41, Duke 36: Receiver Kenneth Moore rushed for two touchdowns and Wake Forest withstood Thaddeus Lewis’ four-TD performance in Durham, N.C. Moore caught 11 passes for 100 yards and rushed four times for 84 yards, with scoring runs covering 21 and 53 yards for the Demon Deacons (3-2, 2-1 ACC). Duke is 1-5, 0-3. Mississippi State 30, UAB 13: Running back Anthony Dixon, who lost his starting job this week, rushed for 152 yards and three second-half touchdowns for host Mississippi State. The win gives the Bulldogs (4-2) four victories in a season for the first time since 2000. The Blazers are 1-4. Mississippi 24, Louisiana Tech 0: Seth Adams threw for two touchdowns and the struggling Mississippi defense notched the Rebels’ first shutout since 2003 in Oxford, Miss. Ole Miss (2-4), which came in allowing 33 points per game, snapped a four-game losing streak while holding the Bulldogs (1-4) to 301 yards of total offense. Army 20, Tulane 17: Host Army (3-3) completed an improbable comeback in overtime on Owen Tolson’s 25-yard field goal. The Black Knights tied it as time expired on a deflected 36-yard pass to Mike Wright from backup Kevin Dunn. Tulane is 1-4. Virginia 23, Middle Tennessee 21: Chris Gould kicked a 34-yard field goal with eight seconds left to lift the visiting Cavaliers (5-1). MTU is 1-5. Colorado 43, Baylor 23: Demetrius Sumler scored three TDs and Kevin Eberhart kicked four field goals longer than 40 yards for visiting Colorado (4-2, 2-0 Big 12). Baylor is 3-3, 0-2. UTEP 48, Tulsa 47: Trevor Vittatoe’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Joe West with 58 seconds left led Texas-El Paso (4-2, 2-0 C-USA) to a comeback win at home. Tulsa is 3-2, 1-1. East Carolina 52, Central Florida 38: Chris Johnson returned a kickoff 96 yards for a TD to spark a 28-point third quarter as East Carolina (3-3, 2-1 C-USA) rallied in Greenville, N.C. UCF is 3-2, 1-1. Around the nation: Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead broke the NCAA all-divisions career rushing record, passing R.J. Bowers by running for 208 yards in a 21-0 victory over Western New Mexico in Silver City, N.M. Woodhead got the 121 yards he needed to pass Bowers’ mark of 7,353 by the third quarter. Woodhead pushed his career total up to 7,441 yards.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘There’s no such thing as glorious failure!’ – Fans react to Scotland failing to qualify for Euro 2016

first_img Scotland [View the story “‘There’s no such thing as glorious failure!’ – Fans react to Scotland failing to qualify for Euro 2016” on Storify] 1center_img Northern Ireland have done it. England have done it. Wales and the Republic of Ireland will probably do it.But Scotland have not.Gordon Strachan’s men failed to qualify for Euro 2016 and look like they will be the only one of the home nations not crossing the English Channel to France next summer. Scotland drew 2-2 with Poland at Hampden Park after a late, late Robert Lewandowski goal summed up the misery of what looked like it could be a memorable Scottish night at one point.Republic of Ireland’s late Shane Long goal meant they had guaranteed themselves at least a play-off place, meaning Scotland cannot finish higher than fourth in Group D.The reactions on social media were a mixture of despair (from Scottish fans) and hilarity (from everyone else).See the best tweets below. last_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino unsure over England man’s Tottenham future

first_img Andros Townsend 1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Andros Townsend’s future remains unresolved amid speculation linking him with a move to Newcastle.Reports suggest the winger is in talks with the Magpies over a switch this month after struggling to force his way back into the Spurs team since he was dropped for disciplinary reasons in November.Pochettino, however, insists he is in the dark over any potential deal for the England international.“I am not involved in the negotiations with the club,” said Pochettino.“I am the head coach and it’s true that Andros is in a position where he doesn’t play too much for us but all the players are involved in our squad.“He hasn’t played in the last months and he wants to play. The decision is always from the club. Today nothing is clear.”last_img read more

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Board hopefuls to debate at Rio Hondo

first_imgWHITTIER – The Whittier League of Women Voters will hold a forum at 1 p.m. Thursday at the board room of Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, for the two candidates vying for one open board seat in the college’s Trustee Area 4. Alma Martinez is challenging incumbent Gary Mendez for his open seat in Area 4, which includes the Los Nietos, Santa Fe Springs, South Whittier and North Norwalk areas. Candidate information is available at For more information, call the league at (562) 947-3634. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal Pairs Open Trout Angling Competition:The Milford & District Fly Angling Club will hold the annual Donegal Pairs Open Trout Angling Competition on Lough Fern on Saturday the 15th of September.
Fishing time is from 12 noon until 6pm with weigh-in and prize-giving afterwards in the Travellers Inn, Milford.Now firmly established as one of the top trout angling events in the North-West, another large turnout is expected from all over Ulster.
Top prizes will be up for grabs again with top team prizes and an individual heaviest trout prize. Under the Milford Clubs’ conservation policy, each 2 man team may only weigh in 4 wild Brown Trout over 11”.To book or for further competition details, please contact the competition secretary on 0861789936.
The Milford Club also have boats for hire for the visiting angler to Lough Fern and can be booked by contacting the IRD Office in Milford on 0749153736 or with Kenneth on 0868384882. ANGLING: DONEGAL PAIRS OPEN TROUT ANGLING COMPETITION was last modified: September 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ANGLING: DONEGAL PAIRS OPEN TROUT ANGLING COMPETITIONlast_img read more



first_imgFANAD GAA NEWS: Lotto Results:Numbers drawn were 2, 5, 11, 14, 15 Bonus 5. No jackpot winner. €100 Eddie Shevlin, Downings. €50 David Hunter, Portsalon. Next jackpot €1500. Tiny Tots:Tiny Tots under 6 training this Saturday evening in Rossnakill Resource Center at 5.00pm sharp. All boys and girls born in the years 2007,2008, and 2009 are welcome. Co.Ordinators are Siobhan coyle, Patrick Heraghty, and Martin McAteer. Training will take place every Saturday for the next 4 weeks. Cost is €1 per week, (€4 FOR THE 4 WEEKS) This is to cover the cost of the hall. Please bring your own water bottle. For any further information contact Martin McAteer on 91 63472.Bord na nOg and Ladies Board AGM: Our Bord na nOg and Ladies Board AGMs will be held this Friday the 29th of November at 8.30pm in Rossnakill Resource Centre. We appeal for all Parents and people interested in underage and Ladies football to come along and give their views. 2013 has been a very positive year at underage level within the club. All the team managers, selectors and helpers will be in attendance. The furture is bright for the club and it is up to us all as parents and people who love the club to make sure we carry on the good work. Onwards and upwards. Bord na nOg and Ladies Board are very important within our club and without the support it would be impossible to run either. We would like to try and get our Ladies board back up and running in the club.Club AGM:The club will host there Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 12th of January in Rossnakill Toursim and Activity Center at 5.00pm.SCRAP SATURDAY:Skips are now in place for our scrap Saturday. Anyone looking to do a clean out now is the perfect time. Skips are located at The Fanad Lodge & Shiels Shop. If you require assistance in getting your scrap to our locations please contact 074-9159057. Skips will only be in these locations until the end of the month.Jigs & Reels:Jigs & Reels DVDs are now available for only €10. To order one now, just give Margaretta a call or text on 0868744405 by the end of this weekend. GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS TINY TOTS TRAINING GETS UNDER WAY was last modified: November 26th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more