Administration focuses on increasing senior presence on campus

first_imgThis year, 63 percent of Notre Dame seniors live off campus — translating to around 1,600 seniors living off campus, compared to the 800 that live in the residence halls — according to director Margaret Morgan, director of residential life at the University.Each year of the past five or six years, the number of Notre Dame students electing to move off campus has increased about 1 percent, she said. “I think it would be a huge win if we saw that not happen for a year and then we started to slowly turn it back,” she said. “That seems like a very low bar, but that’s where we’re at right now, just learning how to stop the tide of people moving off campus.” There are two main reasons to keep seniors on campus, Morgan said — to keep seniors involved on campus, and concerns for student safety.“When seniors move off campus, we obviously lose their impact in the residence halls because they’re not living there, they’re not taking on leadership roles,” she said. “It’s also harder for them to be more involved in campus leadership.“ … Some students live in some excellent, very safe places, and some students don’t. Some students live in areas of town that aren’t great or in houses or places that aren’t the most well-kept. We are helping to provide them with the most safe options on campus.”The office of student affairs has been working with student government to conduct focus groups. Junior and student body president Becca Blais said the campus life council’s focus group discussions included the input of around 260 people. “We brought all that data together and a few themes came up as to why people are moving off,” she said. “From that, we formed recommendations for how to keep people on campus for their senior year, and in a few weeks we’ll be doing the board report to the Board of Trustees on this very topic — we have nine recommendations.” Senior and former student body president Corey Robinson said they were looking for a “holistic view” of how students make housing decisions. “One of the things that we kept hearing over and over again was the transparency of fees — what exactly are they paying for?” Robinson said. “It’s one lump sum, as opposed to off campus, when they give you every breakdown. That’s what we’re pushing for. What are we really paying for and what are we getting on campus? … We just want people to make an educated decision.”Morgan said suggestions to address financial concerns — “the story is it’s cheaper to live off campus” — ranged from changing laundry quotas to changing the type of meal plans that are offered. One suggestion from students that Morgan shared was creating a senior apartment complex. “An idea that came up — and I’m not sold on it — is a senior apartment complex,” she said. “If that really mattered to students and we could figure out how to make that happen, I think it would be interesting. … I heard in a lot of the focus groups that that was important to people, and I think that could be an interesting in-between option for some students.” Blais and Robinson, on the other hand, said they felt the senior-only housing didn’t address some of the reasons why bringing seniors back to campus has been made a priority. “With the intention to get seniors on campus to be in the dorm culture, we decided it may not be the best opportunity to do something like senior dorms,” he said. Whatever incentives are provided, Morgan said the choice is still ultimately up to the students. “I think this is eventually going to be a culture change, and changing a culture takes time,” she said. “You can incentivize it, but ultimately it has to come from the students. And they’re the ones who will tell us if it’s important to them or not.” Tags: off-campus housing, residential life, student housinglast_img read more

Bob Saget Will Step In for Marc Kudisch in Hand to God

first_img Hand to God Related Shows View Comments has confirmed that Bob Saget will take on the role of Pastor Greg in Hand to God from November 3. The Full House and Broadway alum will replace original star Marc Kudisch in Robert Askins’ comedy; Kudisch’s last performance at the Main Stem’s Booth Theatre will be on November 1. Saget is scheduled to remain in the company of the demonic puppet until the production closes at the Booth Theatre on January 3, 2016.Saget is best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House and as the original host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. Additional screen credits include The Aristocrats, Entourage and the upcoming Grandfathered and Fuller House. He made his Broadway debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.In Hand to God, the good children of Cypress, Texas, are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man’s puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected.Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the cast also includes Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles and Michael Oberholtzer.Still no word yet on casting for when Hand to God crosses the pond next year; the play will begin performances on February 5, 2016 at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016last_img read more

Math by the yard

first_imgBy Wayne McLaurinUniversity of GeorgiaMost lawn fertilizer is sold in bags that cover 5,000 squarefeet, or a rectangle that’s 50 feet by 100 feet. But if your yardisn’t 50-by-100, how do you know how much to use?You need a ballpark figure of how many square feet each area has.The best way to get that is with a map.To map your yard, you’ll need something to write on, something towrite with and the longest tape measure you can find. Awell-rewarded assistant would be extremely helpful. This may be agood time for the kids to see that math can be useful.Make the map a rough sketch with measurements for each area. It’seasiest to start at a fixed object: the house, a fence or a curb.Move from one area to the next, showing the measurements of thedriveways, walkways, decks, buildings and fences as well as thelawn and garden.Make a mapTransfer the measurements to scale onto graph paper. Separate theareas into approximate rectangles, triangles or circles. Forexample, divide an “L” shaped lawn area into two rectangles andadd the calculated areas.If your triangular area isn’t a 90-degree triangle, divide itinto two right triangles and add the calculated areas. For asemicircular planting bed, figure the area of the full circle,then divide by two.The formula for the area of a rectangle is length times width.The area of a circle is twice the radius (a line from the edge tothe center) times 3.14. The area of a right triangle is one-halfthe base times the height. And you thought high school geometrywas useless.Not rocket scienceBreak down an irregularly shaped area into a combination ofgeometric shapes. Figure the area of each shape and add themtogether. You may have to fudge a little. It isn’t rocketscience, but you do want a good estimate.Take a copy of the map when you shop for lawn seed, fertilizer,weed barriers and other items sold in quantities based on area.(Add compass directions and a brief description of soilconditions to your map and you’ll have a useful tool for choosingplants, too, and designing your landscape.)Many bright people have a hard time calculating volume, such asfiguring out how much mulch it will take to topdress a bed.First figure the area. Then divide the area by 12 (the number ofinches in a foot) to find out how many cubic feet it will takefor 1 inch of mulch. Multiply that by however many inches ofmulch you want to add.Use this formula to see how much topsoil you’ll need to fill araised bed, too.Buying by the bagMost gardeners buy soil amendments, compost and mulches by thebag. Usually, these are measured in cubic feet. Some, however,are listed in dry quarts, most commonly in a 20-quart bag, orroughly three-fourths of a cubic foot. (There are about 25.75 dryquarts in a cubic foot.)Bags are the cleanest and most convenient way to transport thiskind of product. But it’s not the cheapest.You can buy larger quantities loose by the cubic yard. There are27 cubic feet to a cubic yard (length times width times depth, or3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet).Bulk quantitiesYou can usually pick up a yard of compost, mulch or topsoil forless than half the price of bagged products. It’s messy, and youneed a truck with an open bed.Bulk quantities can be delivered, but there’s usually a10-cubic-yard minimum. That’s a fairly stupendous quantity, theequivalent of 270 cubic-foot bags.Doing the math isn’t hard and will help you to be not only abetter gardener but a savvy shopper, too.For more garden math and formulas, see publication, “ConversionTables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use”( McLaurin is a horticulturist with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Describe your bus

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “How do you guys do it?” I asked.I was speaking with the COO of a Texas credit union. They had huge loan growth. Huge membership growth.His answer was simple.“Our bus runs fast.”He went on to say that many know of the famous book that says to get the right people in the right seat of the bus.But at his credit union, they talk about the bus. It runs fast. Really fast.So they look for employees that like a fast bus. Not everyone does, he noted. continue reading »last_img read more

Timeless charmer with unbelievable views of Townsville

first_img Where tenants are ditiching dead money for a mortgage READ MORE Iconic Rollingstone Ranch snapped up Home between a rock and a nice place READ MORE It also features an in-ground infinity pool, benchtop bars, a four bay lockable garage and mature gardens.“The veggie garden is great — we grow things like lemons, limes, figs, mangoes and tomatoes,” Mrs Alexopoulos said.“We have renovated the house inside over the years to keep it modern but we have kept the brick feature on the outside.” “We are planning to downsize and would love to see a loving family enjoy the home and make their own memories here like we have.”The house maximises light and space, with its timeless open-plan design accommodating almost any family situation. This house at 30 Stirling Drive on Castle hill is going to Auction on August 27.THIS brick beauty was one of the earliest houses to be built on Castle Hill, featuring sweeping ocean views out to Magnetic Island and Pallarenda.Its double level configuration has put owners Con and Malou Alexopoulos on top of Townsville since it was built. “The best feature would have to be the view, you can see it from almost every angle of the house, even from the toilet,” Mrs Alexopoulos said. “Con was the original owner and he built it about 45 years ago. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s never been on the market before.”Spread across a 1230sq m block, this house boasts an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen servery window opens up to a large hardwood entertaining deck spanning the length of the house.“All five of our kids have gone through the home and now it’s just us,” Mrs Alexopoulos said. last_img read more

Euthanasia bill slammed

first_imgDisability Rights Commissioner opposes assisted dying bill Stuff 7 March 2018Family First Comment: The opposition builds…The Disability Rights Commissioner says the euthanasia bill currently being considered by Parliament undermines years of work.Paula Tesoriero said David Seymour’s private member’s the End of Life Choice Bill, which was currently before the Justice Select Committee, undermined years of work to change perceptions of disabled people, and posed significant risks to them.Tesoriero has outlined her concerns regarding the bill in a submission to the select committee. The window to submit a written submission on the bill closed midnight on Tuesday. More than 14,000 submissions were received.“Much of the discussion so far has centred around the bill allowing people with a terminal illness to end their life on their own terms,” Tesoriero said.“However, this bill has wider implications for the disability community – it is not just limited to terminal illness.”Before the country legislated choice in death, it needed to work towards ensuring, to the greatest extent possible, all people had the same freedom of choice in life.READ MORE: read more

Jamie Vardy breaks Premier League record but Foxes are foiled by United

first_img Vardy became the first player to score in 11 straight Premier League matches – beating Van Nistelrooy’s record from 2003 – when he stroked home Christian Fuchs’ slide-rule pass. The Foxes blitzed United with wave after wave of attack in search of a second goal, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw after Bastian Schweinsteiger headed home an equaliser in first-half injury time. Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s scoring record but Leicester had to settle for a draw against Manchester United despite yet another thrilling display from Claudio Ranieri’s side. Press Association The draw meant Leicester were unable to reclaim top spot, but Ranieri will not be too disheartened. Although they failed to grab all three points, this performance showed they are capable of challenging for a top-four place at the end of the season. And it probably put a million or two on Vardy’s value too. In front of England manager Roy Hodgson, he was simply excellent again. Hodgson’s captain Wayne Rooney, on the other hand, was substituted in the 68th minute after another poor display. He was not the only struggling performer in red. United lacked pace, energy and ideas and although they improved in the second half, they should consider themselves lucky to escape with a point. A rousing build-up which involved a trumpet, some raucous chanting, and a re-run of the highlights from last year’s 5-3 win in the corresponding fixture, whipped the home support into a frenzy. The Leicester players were up for the occasion too, none so more than Vardy. The striker hunted every red shirt he saw from the first whistle. Michael Carrick carelessly passed the ball to Vardy deep inside the Leicester half, but he squared to Ngolo Kante and his deflected shot flew wide. United’s defence was creaking under pressure. Ashley Young entered the book for a cynical foul that prevented the vibrant Riyad Mahrez from breaking away. Mahrez was fouled three times in the opening half. United could simply not deal with the winger’s pace. The visitors, in contrast, offered little. Rooney had two lame attempts at goal and that was it in the opening stages. Leicester were well on top and it came as no surprise when they scored. The name of the goalscorer was just as unsurprising. As soon as Vardy lost Young and raced on to Fuchs’ pass, there was only ever going to be one outcome. The 28-year-old kept his composure and struck the ball past David de Gea with confidence before being mobbed by his team-mates. It was nothing more than Leicester deserved. Leicester fans taunted the travelling support. “Louis van Gaal, he sends you to sleep” they chanted with glee. The United supporters would have been forgiven for nodding off or making an early departure for the M6. Their team were producing absolutely nothing while Leicester were threatening to run riot. Mahrez went close twice while Rooney fell too easily looking for a penalty. Then, all of a sudden, United were somehow level. Danny Drinkwater gave away a corner and Daley Blind whipped in the cross which Schweinsteiger nodded in. The German almost put United ahead after the break with another close-range header, but Kasper Schmeichel saved. With Vardy tiring, Leicester were unable to maintain the momentum they had before the break. They still looked the more threatening side, however. Kante broke and found substitute Leonardo Ulloa, but De Gea saved to keep United in it. Then, with 22 minutes left Van Gaal put Rooney out of his misery and replaced him with Memphis Depay. The Dutchman had a superb chance to nick it at the death but he blazed over. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Well done vardy7! You’re number one now and you deserved it. #11inarow” – former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy congratulates Jamie Vardy after seeing his record for scoring in consecutive Barclays Premier League matches broken. RATINGS Leicester Kasper Schmeichel: 7 (out of 10) Danny Simpson: 7 Wes Morgan: 7 Robert Huth: 7 Christian Fuchs: 7 Marc Albrighton: 7 N’Golo Kante: 7 Danny Drinkwater: 7 Riyad Mahrez: 8 Shinji Okazaki: 6 Jamie Vardy: 8 Subs: Leonardo Ulloa: 6 Ritchie de Laet: 6 Jeff Schlupp: 6 Manchester United David de Gea: 6 Matteo Darmian: 6 Chris Smalling: 6 Paddy McNair: 6 Daley Blind: 6 Michael Carrick: 6 Bastian Schweinsteiger: 7 Juan Mata: 6 Wayne Rooney: 6 Ashley Young: 5 Anthony Martial: 6 Subs: Memphis Depay: 6 STAR MAN: Jamie Vardy: It was fate that the striker would break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record against the club the Dutchman played for when he set it in 2003. It was an all-action first half from the forward, complete with a clinical 24th minute finish which gave United goalkeeper David de Gea no chance. Vardy unsettled the keeper afterwards, leading to an exchange of words, but it is all part of Vardy’s game. He has written his name into the record books. MOMENT OF THE MATCH: The atmosphere had been electric in the build-up to kick-off and Vardy did not disappoint the expectant fans. Leicester gave United a lesson in the counter-attack when Kasper Schmeichel launched a quick break to Christian Fuchs. The defender’s inch-perfect pass found Vardy, who had run in behind Matteo Darmian to clinically beat De Gea from 12 yards. MOAN OF THE MATCH: Leicester gave United a lesson in how to attack, with the visitors pedestrian going forward and Wayne Rooney firing blanks. Schweinsteiger’s goal came from a set-piece, but it was United’s only serious threat as they again struggling to create. Ashley Young was bright going forward but floundered defensively as a wing-back and Louis van Gaal must start to solve their issues. VIEW FROM THE BENCH: Claudio Ranieri has given Vardy immense credit but he has always stressed all of his Leicester side deserve praise for their stunning form and it was another team display against United. The Italian, though, would have been disappointed with United’s equaliser, with Shinji Okazaki beaten too easily by Schweinsteiger. Van Gaal again saw his side struggle going forward – with their first-half leveller barely deserved – and Rooney’s form remains a problem. NEXT UP Swansea v Leicester (Barclays Premier League, Saturday December 5) Manchester United v West Ham (Barclays Premier League, Saturday December 5) All eyes were on Jamie Vardy after his record-breaking display, although the Leicester striker was keen to point towards the collective effort. “I am obviously delighted, but the main thing was the performance,” he said. “I think we put in a very good shift in today and in the end a point was probably a fair result.” Being shown a replay of his goal, the Leicester striker told Sky Sports: “Obviously we’ve got a lot of pace in the team and I think counter-attacking is a big advantage for us. “If we can break as quick we have, then obviously it is going to benefit the team. “It’s unbelievable. I think I got a bit carried away with myself (during the celebrations).” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri hailed Vardy’s “incredible achievement” after the 1-1 draw. “It was an amazing match,” he said. “It was very difficult because United are a very good team. They keep possession of the ball very, very well. “But I think we made a very good, tactical match and were very good concentrated because at the first mistake they can score a goal. “We conceded a goal at the end of the first half – it was not so good, but that’s football. “I am very happy because before the match I said to my players we had two objectives today: 1) win the match and 2) try to help Vardy score and achieve the record. “We take one point which is good for our table and Jamie made the record. It is fantastic for us, a very good evening.” Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal cut a frustrated figure after dominating large spells, but was pleased with his side’s response to the goalless draw with PSV Eindhoven. “I think after the disappointment against PSV, we have dominated the game,” he said. “I have the feeling that we could have won this game and I think also – and I have said to my players – these kind of matches you have to win when you want to be champion at the end of the season. “They could train the whole week to prepare and we didn’t train after the game against PSV. “I have a bad feeling because we could have won this game, but I am proud that they play like this.” last_img read more

Rapid antigen testing site to open in West Palm

first_imgHealth officials have announced that rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 will be offered starting Wednesday at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.The testing site, on Military Trail south of 45th Street, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will run Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments are required and up 625 tests will be offered each day. The tests are free and are being offered through the company TourHealth.last_img

Update on the latest sports

first_imgIn other MLB news:— Major League Baseball has announced changes to the regular-season schedule to account for 21 games postponed in the first two weeks by coronavirus issues, and a few clubs are looking at unusual finishes. The Phillies and Marlins are set to play seven times in five days next month. Miami will finish the season playing 27 games in 23 days, a stretch featuring no days off and four doubleheaders in a 10-day span. Philadelphia is slated for six doubleheaders in 60 games, meaning 20% of their games this season will be just seven innings long. Miami was already scheduled to host Philadelphia for four games Sept. 10-13. The series has been extended to include a game on Monday, Sept. 14, and doubleheaders have been scheduled for that Friday and Sunday. The St. Louis Cardinals, who have been out of action since July 31 because of an outbreak, have added three doubleheaders against the Brewers to a previously scheduled series to make up their three games postponed last weekend. — World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Washington Nationals on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. He has been sidelined in 2020 by a nerve issue in his pitching hand. Nationals manager Dave Martinez says the tingling in Strasburg’s right thumb is gone and nothing in the pitcher’s mechanics has changed. — Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. Prosecutors are accusing Kay of giving the fentanyl to Skaggs.NFL-NEWS LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have scratched rookie Zion Williamson from the lineup for Friday night’s game against the Washington Wizards.The team designated Friday a rest day for the NBA’s top overall draft choice after he scored 24 points in 22 minutes in the Pelicans’ 140-125 loss to Sacramento on Thursday.The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Williamson has seen his playing time limited after missing nearly two weeks of practice in July to attend to a family medical matter. The former Duke star has played as few as 14 minutes and not more than 25 minutes in a game since the Pelicans resumed their season July 30. Williamson has averaged nearly 17 points and about 19 minutes in the Pelicans’ four games in the Disney complex. He has averaged 22.4 points in 23 total games this season after missing the first 44 games of his rookie campaign while recovering from right knee surgery.The Pelicans’ playoff hopes have faded with three losses in their past four games. They might need to win all of their final four regular-season games to have a chance to qualify. — North Carolina defensive backs D.J. Ford, Javon Terry and Bryce Watts have opted out of playing this season due to concerns about the coronavirus. The team had previously announced that offensive lineman Triston Miller would not play due to “family reasons.”— Duke coach David Cutcliffe says long snapper Ben Wyatt and offensive tackle Jacob Rimmer have opted out of playing this season because of concerns about the virus. Last week the school announced that 25 athletes had tested positive over the previous three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school said all cases involved no or mild symptoms. PGA CHAMPIONSHIPLi at his best and holds club housey lead at PGA ChampionshipSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There’s no telling what to expect from Li Haotong. The 25-year-old from China was at his best in the PGA Championship with a bogey-free round of 65. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE-YANKEES-RAYSPerez hits sac fly in the 8th, Rays beat Yankees 1-0ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) —Pinch-hitter Michael Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning on his 28th birthday, six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 1-0 on Friday night.Yoshi Tsutsugo drew a leadoff walk from Adam Ottavino (2-1) in the eighth and went to second with one out when Kevin Kiermaier walked. Both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch before Perez put the Rays up 1-0 on his fly to center. Chaz Roe (2-0) went the final two innings for the win.Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka allowed one hit and struck out five over five innings. Associated Press Mike Hoffman scored his Florida-leading third goal and fifth point of the series but the 10th-seeded Panthers wound up one-and-done for their fifth consecutive postseason appearance.In other NHL action:Brad Richardson scored on a rebound in overtime, Darcy Kuemper stopped 49 shots and the Arizona Coyotes advanced in the postseason for the first time in eight years with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators. The Western Conference’s No. 11 seed took a 2-0 lead early in the second period but allowed Nashville to tie it and went ahead 3-2 on Jordan Oesterle’s goal early in the third. Nashville pulled goalie Juuse Saros late in the third period and Filip Forsberg tied it with 32 seconds left on a one-timer after Roman Josi kept the puck in Arizona’s zone. Richardson won it after he redirected Vinnie Hinostroza’s shot and punched the rebound in past Saros.—Artturi Lehkonen flipped a shot past Tristan Jarry with 4:11 remaining to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a stunning 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that clinched their first playoff berth in three years. Paul Byron took advantage of a Pittsburgh turnover, darted behind the Penguins net and slipped a pass to Lehkonen in front. The 25-year-old Lehkonen found enough space between four Pittsburgh players to slip the puck into the open net. The12th-seeded Canadiens captured the best-of-five qualifying round over fifth-seeded Pittsburgh in four games.— Brandon Saad, Matthew Highmore and Dominik Kubalik scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton 3-2, knocking the Oilers out of the postseason tournament. The Blackhawks won the best-of-five qualifying series 3-1. Chicago advances to the round of 16. Josh Archibald and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for Edmonton. NBA-SCHEDULE White, Poeltl lead Spurs past short-handed Jazz 119-111LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Derrick White scored 24 points, Jakob Poeltl added 19 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs got a much-needed win over the short-handed Utah Jazz 119-111. Lonnie Walker and Rudy Gay each added 14 points for the Spurs. San Antonio moved into 10th place in the Western Conference and is a half-game ahead of the surging Phoenix Suns. The Suns are 4-0 since the NBA restart but were idle Friday. Gay scored 10 points during one stretch in the third quarter to help open a 16-point lead. In other Friday NBA action: In other pandemic-related developments:— The Pioneer League says it won’t play a fall football schedule but would consider playing a football season at another point in the school year if feasible. The 11-team Pioneer League spans from the Midwest to the West Coast. — The NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference is postponing its fall sports schedule until the spring of 2021. The league said its impacted sports are men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball. The league is made up of 13 schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.— The Southeastern Conference will require football players and others in direct contact with the program to be tested at least twice weekly during the season. The league on Friday released its initial COVID-19 requirements for fall sports, including football. In football, the testing will typically come six days and three days before competition. Coaches, staff and other personnel will be required to wear face coverings on the sidelines at sporting events this fall.— Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. — The Detroit Lions are preparing to host fans at all eight regular-season home games, although it’s uncertain how many will be allowed to attend. The NFL club said Friday that season-ticket holders can opt out of purchasing tickets for the 2020 season if they want. The team also is offering various incentives for fans who defer payments to the 2021 season instead of asking for refunds. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig Sky joins Pioneer League in dropping fall footballUNDATED (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has postponed its football season until spring and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well. The Big Sky’s decision Friday all but officially ends any chance of the FCS playoffs being held in the fall. The FCS playoffs are an NCAA-sponsored event unlike the College Football Playoff which crowns a champion at the highest level of Division I. The Big Sky, traditionally one of the strongest FCS conferences with Montana, Eastern Washington and Montana State, said it will attempt to play an eight-game conference schedule in the spring. August 7, 2020 Update on the latest sports Newton says he’s ready to go in New EnglandUNDATED (AP) — New Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is a week into the latest step in his career. He says he isn’t as much concerned with replacing Tom Brady or silencing his doubters as with proving to himself that he’s still capable of performing at his highest level. The 2011 No. 1 overall draft pick says he’s full go after back-to-back injury-plagued seasons in Carolina. He also says there’s no ill will toward the Panthers after they released him in March with one year remaining on a five-year, $103.8 million contract. In other NFL news:—The Washington Football Team has released running back Derrius Guice (GYS) after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun (LOW’-don) County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Department said Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. The Sheriff’s Department said it became aware in July of incidents in February, March and April. The 23-year-old Guice turned himself in and was released on $10,000 bond. MLB-NEWSAnother positive test, another postponement for CardinalsUNDATED (AP) — Friday night’s game in St. Louis between the Cardinals and the Cubs has been postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball said the game was called off to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process. The Cardinals have been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Eight players in total have tested positive, including star catcher Yadier Molina.The Cardinals spent five days in quarantine in a Milwaukee hotel before finally being cleared to travel back to St. Louis late Tuesday, when they returned negative tests for the second straight day. They got workouts in at home and had been prepared to return to the field Friday. — Coaches will have their own category for being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at least for the next four years. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees has approved a change in the selection process. Effective with the class of 2021, there will be 15 modern-era players as finalists with a maximum of five ultimately elected. There also will be one coach finalist, one senior finalist and one contributor finalist through the selection of the class of 2024. Coaches were previously considered along with players and that lessened their chances of being elected to the Canton, Ohio, shrine. — New York Giants long snapper and Pro Bowler Zak DeOssie has retired. DeOssie, who spent all 13 of his seasons with the Giants, announced his retirement Friday. A 2007 fourth-round draft pick out of Brown, he won Super Bowls with the Giants in his rookie year and again in the 2011 season. He earned Pro Bowl berths in 2008 and ’10.— New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has been formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm in connection with a fight at a cookout in May in Florida. Authorities say Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who also was arrested, won’t be prosecuted because of insufficient evidence. Baker is accused of stealing cash and watches from four men. The punishment in event of a conviction is a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison. Baker surrendered to jail on May 16 and was released on bond. His next court date hasn’t been announced.— The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Dion Jordan to a one-year contract. The deal adds another former first-round pick to San Francisco’s talented line. Jordan was the No. 3 overall pick by Miami in 2013 but has never lived up to his billing because of injuries and substance abuse problems. He has been suspended 32 games over his career for violating NFL rules on substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs and has also had two operations on his knee. — Linebacker Vic Beasley reported to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, and he has been activated off the Reserve/DidNot Report list. The Titans also put defensive lineman Jack Crawford on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he had either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after coming in close contact with someone who’s infected. In other Friday action:—Even slumping Chris Davis got in on the act for the suddenly slugging Orioles, collecting two of Baltimore’s 19 hits and raising his average from .087 to .143 in an 11-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. Seven of the Orioles’ nine starting position players each got at least a pair of hits. José Iglesias led the way by going 4 for 4 with three RBIs, and Renato Núñez added a three-run homer.NHL PLAYOFFSIslanders advance with 5-1 win over PanthersTORONTO (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to clinch an NHL best-of-five preliminary round playoff series in four games. Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal had a goal and assist each in a game the Islanders never trailed. Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots, Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored an empty-netter and the Eastern Conference’s seventh-seeded Islanders bounced back from a 3-2 loss in Game 3 on Wednesday. —Tobias Harris had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Joel Embiid turned in a strong second half and finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Orlando Magic 108-101 on Friday night in their first game without All-Star Ben Simmons. Simmons is out indefinitely after injuring his knee Wednesday night. Alec Burks had 22 points off the bench and Al Horford stepped into the starting lineup and finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Evan Fournier had 22 points and Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Magic, which have lost three straight games in the NBA bubble after starting 2-0.—Dillon Brooks scored 22 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies claimed their first win since the restart with a 121-92 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Ja Morant had 19 points and nine assists for the Grizzlies. Memphis shot 55% and avoided falling into a tie with Portland for eight place in the Western Conference standings. Chris Paul scored 17 points and Luguentz Dort added 16 for the Thunder.—Caris LeVert scored 22 points, Jarrett Allen added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the patchwork Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Sacramento Kings 119-106 on Friday. The surprising Nets came to the bubble without stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving but continued to display plenty of fight, improving to 3-2 since coming to Florida. NBA-WILLIAMSON OUTPelicans resting Zion Williamson against Wizards That gave Li an early two-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood among the morning starters Friday at Harding Park. Li was at 8-under 132. Li is one of only six players with a 63 in the final round of a major. He also had a tough debut in the Presidents Cup.last_img read more

Morris replaces injured Gulley with strong performance

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Morris was standing beside the Capitol One Field at Byrd Stadium bleachers after the game when Syracuse’s resident living legend took a chance to speak with the young running back.Floyd Little, the NFL Hall of Famer and special assistant to the athletics director, stepped out of Hunt’s postgame press conference and into the chilly College Park night where Morris was preparing for an interview.“That’s just what we talked about,” he stopped and said to Morris as he walked by.Morris ran the ball seven times for 50 yards and at one point logged three straight carries for 42. With Gulley knocked out of the game after just one carry with an ankle sprain, Morris became the Orange’s No. 2 option in the running game during the 20-3 win.Morris said that Gulley wasn’t banged up at all during the week, so he wasn’t expecting to be SU’s second running-back option until Gulley was knocked out of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I got a feeling,” Morris said. “I just got a hunch that when my number was called that I just had to go out there and had to do what I had to do and do it to the best of my abilities.”On a third-and-2 early in the second quarter, Syracuse finally went to someone aside from Smith. Morris took a carry 7 yards to the right side to pick up a first down. On the very next play, he broke free for a 23-yard gain before adding another 12 on his next carry.A play later, the Orange went back to Smith, who fumbled.Morris got the ball four other times throughout the day, but the most significant chunk of his yardage came in that three-play stretch.“I thought George Morris looked pretty doggone good out there a few times, didn’t he?” Shafer said. “There’ll be a day when he just breaks a couple and everybody says, ‘Ooh, where’d that kid come from?’ He’s been sitting behind two pretty good ones.” Commentslast_img read more