Affordable housing proposed in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — Officials in Batesville have approved a new 12-lot subdivision near downtown.Reports indicate the subdivision developed by Charlie Gillman would have starter and affordable homes.Batesville city council will consider the proposal next.last_img

Thornton wins Dakota Tour thriller at Dickinson, Zevenbergen cruises to another Stock Car win

first_imgRicky Thornton Jr. won a thriller, and $2,454, when the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour traveled to Southwest Speedway. (Photo by Mike Spieker)By Mike SpiekerDICKINSON, N.D. (July 11) – Winning streaks by both inclement weather and Hunter Marriott came to an end Wednesday night at Southwest Speedway.Ricky Thornton Jr. picked up the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic IMCA Modified Tour win at Dickinson, ending both the streak of two straight wins by two-time defending champion Marriott and then back-to-back rainouts.R.C. Whitwell and Shawn Strand made up the front row for the 30-lap main event. Whitwell grabbed the lead before Thornton got a run to go from fourth to second on lap two, getting by both Strand and Ethan Dotson.The top three distanced themselves from the rest of the field at the halfway point. With 14 to go, Whitwell found himself in lapped traffic and had to move away from the preferred bottom groove, which allowed Thornton to reel him in.Thornton dove to the inside with 10 to go to take the lead but Whitwell didn’t go down without a fight. The Arizona driver battled back to go three wide with Thornton along with a lapped car in the mix. Whitwell reclaimed the lead with six to go as Marriott moved into third.Thornton went back to the low groove to pull even with Whitwell. Thornton drove back into the lead with four to as Marriott looked to challenge Whitwell for second.“Me and R.C. definitely had a hard race there. He gave me plenty of room… I gave him plenty of room and we ended up on top,” said Thornton from victory lane.The win paid $2,454. Thornton, the 2015 tour champion, was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.A stout field of 31 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars made the call for the night’s 25-lap feature, won by four-time tour champion Elijah Zevenbergen.Elijah Zevenbergen scored another IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory during the July 11 Dakota Classic Tour program at Southwest Speedway. (Photo by Mike Spieker)Fourth starting Austin Daae came up to challenge Keith Mattox and Chris Heim on lap two. The trio went three wide down the backstretch with Daae emerging as the leader. Zevenbergen raced his way to second by the first caution, on lap four.After racing side by side for two circuits, Zevenbergen prevailed on the low side to take the lead. Once out front, Zevenbergen checked out to claim his second win on the 2018 tour. Dalton Flory edged out Daae for second, while Angel Munoz charged from 13th to fourth.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Hunter Marriott; 3. R.C. Whitwell; 4. Jason Wolla; 5. Ethan Dotson; 6. Kelly Shryock; 7. Shawn Strand; 8. Tom Berry Jr.; 9. Billy Kendall III; 10. Tim Ward; 11. Jason Beaulieu; 12. Robert Hellebust; 13. Alex Stanford; 14. Steven Pfeifer; 15. Eddie Belec; 16. John Corell; 17. Dylan Goplen; 18. Paul Stone; 19. Justin O’Brien; 20. Travis Peery; 21. Kody Scholpp; 22. Chris Schroeder; 23. Chris Bragg; 24. Dan Aune; 25. Troy Girolamo; 26. Josh Rogotzke; 27. Kyle Brown; 28. Marlyn Seidler; 29. Travis Olheiser; 30. Travis Hagen.Stock Cars – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Dalton Flory; 3. Austin Daae; 4. Angel Munoz; 5. Jason Rogers; 6. Joe Flory; 7. Jake Nelson; 8. Chris Heim; 9. Matt Speckman; 10. Rob Stenvold; 11. Scott Yale; 12. Dave Moriarty; 13. Curt Lund; 14. A.J. Dancer; 15. Scott Gartner; 16. Keith Mat­tox; 17. Colin Heim; 18. Jody York; 19. Jeremy Swanson; 20. Andy Altenburg; 21. Beau Des­champ; 22. Blake Adams; 23. Cody Nelson; 24. Kirk Martin.last_img read more

Rodgers ‘can’t put price on Suarez’

first_img “When you have that, you don’t want to let him go. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing of course but it never is. “We have a strong relationship. He is a very humble man. There has been a lot said about him but beneath it all he is a real good guy who is a true professional. “His will and desire oversteps the mark the odd time, which has got him in trouble, but if you are talking about tactical and technical ability he is up there with the world’s best and he is a brilliant player to have.” The only downside to the day was captain Steven Gerrard limping off with an injury which may yet keep him out for a few weeks. “I think we just need to assess that in the next day or so. Hopefully it is just a strain,” said Rodgers. Hammers manager Sam Allardyce felt the scoreline was a harsh reflection on his side. “I think we showed in the first half that we didn’t deserve to be 1-0 down,” he said. “The game at this level is 90-95 minutes long not 45. For me we didn’t recover from that (second) goal going into the start of the second half and that was the disappointing thing. “We could have taken a lot of encouragement from the first half and the chance from Modibo Maiga that was well saved (by Simon Mignolet) is one you want to go in when you come to the big boys, but I couldn’t criticise as it was a super save off a very good header. “The second goal killed us for a while, got Liverpool right up for it.” Allardyce was unhappy his captain Kevin Nolan was sent off for raking his studs down the calf of Jordan Henderson late on, yet Jon Flanagan escaped for a tackle on Stewart Downing. “Kevin Nolan shouldn’t have lost his cool but obviously he did and Stewart Downing is in hospital having his Achilles and calf stitched up from a nasty challenge from Flanagan,” he said. His worth to Liverpool is plain to see as he has scored 26 – 27 if he is awarded the own goal – in his last 25 league matches. Suarez’s late intervention in the last 10 minutes prevented a nervy finish after Martin Skrtel’s own goal had given the Hammers a sniff following an own goal from Guy Demel and Mamadou Sakho’s first for the club – although that was also disputed by Skrtel, who thinks he got the final touch. “I don’t think you can put a price on him and I wouldn’t want to,” said Rodgers. “He has two-and-a-half years here and if you look at his consistency in his game and how he is playing, at this moment in time he is up there with the best players in the world. “Whatever price people put on that then that is what people do, but at the moment it is not of interest to me or him.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said in the week Sergio Aguero was better but Rodgers, obviously, disagreed. The Reds boss said: “Most teams in the world would want Luis Suarez. I think Aguero is a wonderful player as well but I wouldn’t swap Suarez for anyone. “I get the chance to work with him every day and what he gives is a relentless desire. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he cannot put a price on what Luis Suarez is worth but admits most clubs in the world would want him in their side. The Uruguay international scored one and will lay claim to a second – credited as a Joey O’Brien own goal after a deflection off the defender – as West Ham were beaten 4-1 at Anfield. After his four goals against Norwich in midweek, Rodgers joked the 26-year-old was worth £40,000,002 – in reference to Arsenal’s failed summer bid of £40,000,001 – but in all seriousness he cannot put into figures the striker’s financial value. last_img read more

Aaron Lennon sets his sights on an England return

first_imgWinger Aaron Lennon hopes his permanent move to Everton will give him the chance to win back his England place. “There are a lot of England players here (at Everton) so hopefully the manager will be coming to watch a lot and that gives me a better chance to show what I can do if I am playing. “I just want to get back to playing the way I know I can and get a run of games. “You need a run of games to get up to form and that is my aim. “Spurs have loads of players, a massive squad, and some players go for long periods of time without playing. “I think any footballer will tell you when they are not playing it is not enjoyable. “If you are not playing sometimes it is best to move on. That was the case for me and it was time for me to move.” After stagnating at Tottenham, Lennon was offered the chance of a loan at Everton in January and his short spell at Goodison Park made such an impression on him he made his mind up there was only one place he wanted to move to when the transfer window re-opened. However, it was not until the last few moments on deadline day – Everton were granted a couple of extra hours to complete the deal – that his ambition was realised. With Euro 2016 taking place in France next summer the 28-year-old intends to make up for lost time and force his way into the international reckoning after more than two-and-a-half years in the wilderness. “I do want to get back into the England set-up as I’ve been out of it for a while now. I love playing for England and I’ve missed it,” he said. It was a bold move holding out for the Toffees when he had chances to go elsewhere but he hopes it will pay off. “I made it clear this was the one I wanted – from my loan spell early on I knew this was the club that I wanted to be at,” he added. “There were other clubs interested but to be honest I didn’t really even entertain it. I just sat there hoping this deal would go through, and thankfully it did. “I didn’t hear much until the end of the window and then I pretty much knew it was close and obviously it went down to the wire. “When it got to late afternoon you start thinking ‘Is there time for this to go through?’ but there are no worries now. “This is the one I wanted and I am looking for a successful period here for a long time. “The quality and potential this team has I don’t see why it can’t go to the very top. “This team should definitely be challenging for Europe.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Jasprit Bumrah Will Be Indebted To Virat Kohli For The Hat-Trick: Harbhajan Singh

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Harbhajan Singh was the first Indian bowler to take a Test hat-trick.Jasprit Bumrah got the wickets of Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase.Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden century. New Delhi: Jasprit Bumrah created history on Saturday when he became the third Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to take a hat-trick in Tests. Habrhajan had become the first Indian when he achieved the feat against Australia in Eden Gardens in 2001 while Irfan took the hat-trick in the first over of the Karachi Test against Pakistan in 2006. However, Bumrah almost did not get the hat-trick in Jamaica and it needed Virat Kohli’s help to achieve the feat. After getting rid of Darren Bravo and Shamarh Brooks, Bumrah rapped the pads of Roston Chase with a sharp inswinger and India appealed for an LBW. However, the umpire did not give it out and Virat Kohli took a review. Replays showed the ball was hitting leg stump and Bumrah had gotten the hat-trick.Speaking about Bumrah’s feat, Harbhajan Singh, who took the first hat-trick has said Bumrah will be indebted to Kohli in the same way like he was to Sadagoppan Ramesh during the Kolkata Test. Harbhajan trapped Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist LBW and he got the hat-trick when Shane Warne flicked a quicker ball to short leg and Ramesh took the catch.”This hat-trick belongs to Virat as much as it belongs to Bumrah. The bowler wasn’t convinced but the skipper had a gut feeling. What if Virat wouldn’t have gone for that DRS? It was a brilliant call by the skipper which complemented his magnificent effort,” Harbhajan said.The offspinner, who has taken over 400 wickets in Tests, opened up about the hat-trick. Also Read | England series gave me confidence to bowl outswingers: Jasprit Bumrah”I remember that I discussed with Dada (Sourav Ganguly) and we decided to keep it on stumps and try for a third leg before but Warne flicked it. Now to be honest, Ramesh wasn’t the most athletic of the guys in that team. Yet at forward short-leg, he pulled off that stunner with a less than split second reaction time. Whenever I have later met Ramesh, I told him, ‘buddy my hat-trick belongs to you’. That’s why I believe that some things happen that come together and such a beautiful thing happens. It was Ramesh’s brilliance then and it’s Virat’s conviction now. I have never seen Rahul so excited, jumping with joy. Perhaps, he also didn’t believe Ramesh can pull off such a catch,” Harbhajan said.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah becomes second-fastest Indian to 100 ODI wickets in World Cup clash vs Sri LankaHarbhajan, who has not played a Test for India since 2013, has said Bumrah’s exploits make him a blessing for the Indian cricket team. “Indian cricket is blessed to have a match winner like Bumrah. This hat-trick will only help his legend grow but even without that he is an incredible performer. I mean 5 wickets in 7 overs in last game and 6 wickets in 9 overs in this game. You can’t ask for more. He is a rare diamond. Look at Bumrah’s deliveries. The length and how it was tailing in. That’s pure skills,” Harbhajan said.center_img highlightslast_img read more

The Latest: Cavaliers’ Thompson wants to see NBA playoffs

first_img May 14, 2020 Associated Press ___Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to distribute nearly all of its projected revenues to member schools for this school year despite the shutdown of college sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.In a video conference with reporters Thursday, Swofford said the league expects to distribute “98%” of its projected totals to league schools. He didn’t discuss specific amounts.“Given the circumstances, we feel pretty good about that actually,” Swofford said.The NCAA announced in March that it would distribute $225 million in June to 350 Division I schools after the cancellation of its men’s basketball tournament, much less than the original plan of $600 million. Ravens president Dick Cass says the team is working on a program to provide for the estimated 3,300 people employed a typical game day.“If we don’t have that kind of staff because we have a reduced crowd at the stadium, we are planning on creating an employees’ assistance fund,” Cass said, noting that “we have not terminated or laid off or furloughed anybody and we don’t intend to.”Instead of watching from the sideline at a minicamp practice, Cass was in his home Thursday morning, speaking in a teleconference arranged by The United Way. He noted that in a normal year on this date, there would be 90 players having breakfast at the team headquarters.Cass said the team sill plans to open training camp and start the season on time, but it “may have to make adjustments.”___ “Guys want to play,” Thompson said Thursday during a Zoom conference call.Thompson, who is eligible for free agency after this season, said one of his biggest takeaways from a conference call with Commissioner Adam Silver last week was that players — especially the ones with a chance to win a title — are eager to get back on the floor as soon as possible.First, though, Thompson said it’s imperative that everyone feels protected from the coronavirus.“They’re trying to win a championship, so I understand where they’re coming from and they know everybody wants to see basketball,” he said from Los Angeles. “Everybody wants to watch the playoffs. I want to watch the playoffs, with my friends — you know, cheering and going crazy. But the main concern is just how do we do it in a way where everyone’s at peace when they go to work.”Depending on what the league decides, it’s possible Thompson may have played his final game for Cleveland. His contract ends at the end of this season, but the 29-year-old said he’s not thinking too far ahead. In a statement, Dowden says soccer authorities need to finalize their plans before government approval will be given for leagues to start up again.Players are still having to maintain social distancing in training, but contact is expected to be allowed if there is no new spike in COVID-19 cases nationally.___IndyCar officials have announced NBC will air a four-hour program on May 24, the original date of this year’s Indianapolis 500, that will look back at last year’s race.Mike Tirico will interview race winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi during the broadcast. ___Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Corey Peters is hosting a virtual book club that Arizona high school students can join during the coronavirus pandemic.The club is called “The Corey Peters Playbook” and will meet weekly on a video conference. A news release from the Cardinals said the goal is to have “in-depth discussions about a variety of books while also providing necessary resources and guidance.”The book club is part of Peters’ foundation called the Peters Education Enrichment Project, which was created in 2012 and focuses on reading.The 31-year-old Peters is a nine-year NFL veteran who has spent his last four seasons in Arizona. He started all 16 games last season. The top two clubs in the second-tier Keuken Kampioen Division, Cambuur Leeuwarden and De Graafschap Doetinchem, launched a legal challenge to the April 24 decision, seeking to seal promotion in court.In a ruling streamed live Thursday, Judge Hans Zuurmond rejected their arguments, saying the Dutch association, the KNVB, has the power to make such a decision.Zuurmond says because of the coronavirus, the KNVB “had to take a decision with its back to the wall. Doing nothing was not an option.”According to the ruling, the KNVB had to act in the interest of all clubs. Zuurmond says it is “very bitter for Cambuur and De Graafschap, but that is not enough to overturn the decision.”The decision marked the first time a court has ruled in a legal challenge to a one of the major European leagues’ coronavirus stoppages. More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 But Swofford said the league has offset some losses in savings for canceled championship events as well as less travel and other expenses. Additionally, Swofford said the league expects to be “somewhat ahead” of its projections for its ESPN-partnered TV channel, which launched in August.The league was already depending on the ACC Network to help close a growing financial gap with other power conferences. Swofford said the network ultimately was able to broadcast nearly all of its revenue-generating events, from the completed football season to a basketball schedule that lost the final seven games of the ACC men’s tournament.___Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle and the school’s five highest-paid head coaches have agreed to take a 10% pay cut for the first six months of the upcoming fiscal year to help offset revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.Coyle announced the pay cuts on Thursday for him, football coach P.J. Fleck, men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino, women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen, men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko and volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon. The group of six previously took a one-week voluntary salary reduction, enacted last month. The university said the combined savings from the reductions will be about $615,000. Fleck is the highest earner, at $4.6 million in 2020. ___West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee vows that the Mountaineers will play football this fall “even if I have suit up.”“I’ve got my ankles taped, I’m ready to go in,” the 76-year-old Gee joked in an interview with WOWK-TV broadcast this week. “But I think again, with everything we’re going to do it based on what is safe, what is healthy for our fans and what is healthy for our student athletes. But I do believe that we will play football.”Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports.It’s not the first time a statement by Gee has turned heads. Champions in the 450cc and two 250cc classes will be crowned after the final seven races.___Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks has let his teen daughter give him a buzz-cut — netting $50,000 for a fund that feeds workers involved in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.Brooks’ family added $25,000 to the $25,000 originally donated to Feeding the Frontlines.Brooks had said he would let his kid shave his head if that amount was reached to help provide meals to first responders and healthcare workers in the Washington area.center_img The Latest: Cavaliers’ Thompson wants to see NBA playoffs Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns says he hopes a potential return of Major League Baseball from a pandemic-imposed hiatus could “provide a diversion” and be “part of the solution to what everyone is going through right now.”Stearns emphasized that it would need to be done “in a safe and responsible manner.”“The truth is we don’t know what scenario is coming,” Stearns said Thursday outside a hospital as the Brewers helped donate meals to hospital workers.“We will be prepared,” he added. “If we get the go-ahead from public health officials, if we get the go-ahead from governmental officials, if the necessary agreements can be reached, we will be prepared and we’ll get it going.”The Brewers are working with other companies and local firefighters to help provide 1,000 meals to workers at Milwaukee-area hospitals. Stearns spoke after food was given to employees at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson wants the NBA to have its postseason, even if he and his Cleveland teammates aren’t included in the playoffs. The then-Ohio State president was criticized in 2010 for saying TCU and Boise State didn’t belong in the BCS title game even if they ran the table because of weak schedules, referring to lesser opponents generally as “Little Sisters of the Poor.” In 2012 he took a shot at Notre Dame in a meeting of Ohio State’s athletic counsel, saying that the school was never invited to join the Big Ten because its priests are not good partners. “Those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, he said.He later apologized.___A judge has upheld the Dutch soccer association’s decision to scrap relegation and promotion from or to the top-flight Eredivisie as it cut short the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. ___Supercross is ready to roll again.AMA Motocross announced seven made-for-TV Supercross races from May 31 through June 21 to close out a season interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.The races will be held at University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City without fans and televised on NBC. Safety measures will include mandated pre-screening, testing, temperature checks, face masks, increased sanitization efforts and social distancing off the track.The Supercross season was halted in early March after 10 rounds of the 17-race championship series. Eli Tomac leads Ken Roczen by three points heading into the final seven races. Herrlich said earlier Thursday that he left the team’s hotel briefly to visit a supermarket in search of toothpaste and skin cream.Hours later he said he would miss Saturday’s game because “in this situation I have not lived up to my position as a role model to my team and to the public.”The game against Wolfsburg was to be Herrlich’s first game in charge of 14th-place Augsburg. He was appointed in March but had yet to oversee a game because the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Augsburg says Herrlich will take charge of training again only after twice testing negative for the coronavirus.___ This year’s Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23.“While this Memorial Day weekend will certainly be different, we’re pleased to join our partners at NBC Sports in continuing this tradition through this special TV presentation,” Penske Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Miles said in a statement. “We look forward to recognizing both our military and frontline COVID-19 heroes while providing motorsports fans some intense and behind-the-scenes IndyCar action through the race replay.”Pre-race coverage will include honoring frontline workers during the pandemic as well as the military traditions associated with the 500. The program also will preview this year’s season opener, which is scheduled for June 6 at Texas.___The Baltimore Ravens intend to compensate stadium workers if NFL games are played before a limited numbers of fans — or no one at all — due to social distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic. Gogue didn’t offer any details in the short video about how the games would be played and did not discuss whether fans would be in the stands. But the Auburn president predicted the coronavirus pandemic won’t keep the campus from having “all the activities that we have every fall.”He said Auburn will reopen classes on campus and have fraternity and sorority and club activities.The Southeastern Conference has formed a task force of medical professionals from the 14 member institutions to discuss the best ways to resume sports.___Augsburg coach Heiko Herrlich will miss his team’s first game when the German soccer league resumes Saturday because he broke quarantine rules to buy toiletries. The Netherlands on April 24 became the first top-tier European league to cancel the remainder of the season. But clubs that felt disadvantaged by the terms immediately announced plans to launch legal battles.___The British government says it is helping the Premier League resume in June but it wants the finances to flow throughout English soccer and more fans to be able to watch games on television.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden held talks on Thursday with soccer authorities as the national coronavirus lockdown starts to be eased. The pandemic will continue to prevent any fans from attending matches if sports events do restart in June after being suspended in March.Dowden says “the government is opening the door for competitive football to return safely in June. This should include widening access for fans to view live coverage and ensure finances from the game’s resumption supports the wider football family.” “I appreciate their dedication to Minnesota and willingness to help in a time of financial uncertainty,” Coyle said.The next fiscal year starts on July 1. Coyle told the Board of Regents last week that the department is on pace to finish the current fiscal year with a $4 million deficit. The 2019-20 operating budget for Gophers sports was $123 million. The athletic department has projected a loss of up to $75 million of expected revenue under the worst-case scenario of a canceled 2020 football season. A milder hit of $30 million in lost income is forecast if football games are played without fans.___Auburn University President Jay Gogue predicts the Tigers will play football this season.Gogue told incoming freshmen in a video Wednesday, “We’re going to have football this fall.”last_img read more

Badgers win rebounding, turnover battle

first_imgIt’s rare to see the Wisconsin scout team on the floor with two minutes to go in the ballgame against a Big Ten opponent. When it happens, it becomes clear the Badgers have the game well in hand.That was the case Saturday as the 11th-ranked Badgers absolutely dominated the game against the rebuilding Indiana Hoosiers.With the point totals on the scoreboard throughout the night, it would have been a safe bet to guess UW was facing a nonconference opponent, likely from a mid-major conference.That’s the only way it would seem feasible for a Bo Ryan-coached team to be up 27-7 just 7:25 into the ball game or 46-18 with three minutes to play until halftime.Considering Indiana’s lack of experience, though, the Hoosiers are not your prototypical, tough Big Ten conference opponent.“I’m looking forward to the day when we can come into this building, and other buildings inside the Big Ten, and really understand that the way we compete, the toughness that we bring, the mindset that we bring, is going to be what gets us a chance to win,” IU head coach Tom Crean said after the game. “Those are the things we have to continue to talk about, work on, show and do to give us a chance to compete in these types of games.”It was clear from the beginning the Hoosiers were no match for Wisconsin, as the Badgers easily dominated all facets of the game.For the game, Indiana shot better than Wisconsin from 3-point range, making 57.1 percent (4-of-7 shots) to the Badgers’ 40 percent. That, along with fast break points (IU had 6 to UW’s 2), though, would be the only categories in which the Hoosiers would finish on top.Everything else — from rebounding to points in the paint and turnovers — was all UW.One aspect of the game, though, that made a major impact may have gone unnoticed by many observers, and that was rebounding. In particular, offensive rebounding was key.“We talked about it. They were the number two rebounding team in the Big Ten, but Coach (Ryan) also said that they can give up some offensive rebounds,” forward Mike Bruesewitz said. “I felt like when they were in zone or even when they were in man, I felt like nobody really checked me out. I kind of felt like I could just go get it whenever I wanted to.”Wisconsin was able to out-rebound Indiana 33-26 overall while also pulling down an impressive 15 offensive boards. Compared to 18 defensive rebounds for the Hoosiers, the Badgers’ effectiveness on the glass is a remarkable achievement.Much of the Badgers’ success can be attributed to the team’s physical nature, which far exceeds that of the younger, quicker and more athletic Hoosiers.When asked about his team’s physicality after the game, Crean was less than satisfied.“I think that showed up in our lack of guarding the dribble, it showed up in our poor help and it definitely showed up in our lack of physicality on the backboards,” Crean said. “I am extremely disappointed in our lack of physicality and our rebounding. It shouldn’t be happening. It just shouldn’t be.”As a result of the Badgers’ control on the offensive boards, UW was able to take 20 more shots than Indiana while also shooting a better percentage (50.8 percent to 46.5 percent) than the Hoosiers.In the game, Wisconsin put in 18 second-chance points, compared to just five for Indiana. Second-chance points and offensive rebounds were not a strong point for UW earlier in the week as the Badgers scored just nine second-chance points and grabbed just 10 offensive boards while allowing Illinois to pull down 27 defensive rebounds.But as Ryan noted after the game, his team was aware it could solve those issues.“Our players are astute enough to know that when we go over our clips and everything else, that the things that didn’t happen in a game that came out on the right-hand side are things that can be corrected,” he said. “We didn’t change anything. We just took our opportunities and obviously shot a better percentage. We created some things a little bit better.”Bruesewitz posts career-high on glassAfter seeing limited playing time of late, Bruesewitz saw 18 minutes on the floor Saturday against the Hoosiers — and the 6-foot-6 freshman forward certainly made the most of it.Bruesewitz, a native of St. Paul, Minn., pulled down a career-high seven rebounds, including six on the offensive end. Of Bruesewitz’s six offensive boards, five led to second-chance points for the Badgers.The one that Wisconsin did not convert?A tip-in attempt by the freshman reserve at the first-half buzzer that did not go. Each of Bruesewitz’s second-half offensive rebounds, though, led to points, including a pair that resulted in assists on two 3-pointers by Jason Bohannon.While Ryan was happy with the freshman, he hopes for more consistency from Bruesewitz.“He’s everywhere. But he’s been doing that,” Ryan said. “Coaches are always looking for that consistency. I think Mike’s ready to contribute even more. He certainly showed that today.”last_img read more

MBB : Despite standout senior season, Jackson remains borderline draft pick

first_img Comments In the mind of Syracuse associate head coach Bernie Fine, Rick Jackson has something that every NBA team loves. That skill the ability to rebound is something Jackson did better than anyone in the Big East last year.‘Everybody loves somebody that can rebound the basketball,’ Fine said. ‘If (Jackson) keeps rebounding like he did here, he’s going to be in great shape. There aren’t a lot of great rebounders around. Rebounders make it their job to get the ball.’Jackson will be hoping Fine’s words ring true Thursday night at the NBA draft in Newark, N.J. The former SU big man used a strong senior season to propel himself into the draft discussion this year. And after a long stretch of cross-country travel and workouts for various teams throughout the league, all that’s left for Jackson to do is wait to hear if his name is called Thursday.In most mock drafts, Jackson is projected to be taken in the middle portion of the second round.‘He’s gotten better every year,’ Fine said. ‘I thought he had a great senior year and really did a good job for us. He led the Big East in rebounding, he led in blocked shots, he led in field goal percentage. I mean, you can’t ask for much more than that.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJackson held a starting spot for the Orange since his sophomore year but elevated his game to another level as a senior. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Jackson shed nearly 30 pounds to get in shape in the offseason leading up to the 2010-2011 season, helping him become a force down low in an otherwise inexperienced SU backcourt.With freshmen Fab Melo and Baye Moussa Keita struggling to produce, Jackson played both the power forward and center positions at times last season.The forward from Philadelphia averaged a double-double (13.1 points per game, 10.3 rebounds per game) and led the Big East with 2.5 blocks per contest. That didn’t result in a first-team All-Big East selection for Jackson, much to the dismay of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim.‘He’s been the best big man in the conference all year,’ Boeheim said March 7, prior to the start of the Big East tournament. ‘If you ask the coaches, ‘Who’s the most important player on your team?’ They’ll all say the big guy.’Jackson could not be reached for comment but has been constantly updating his Twitter profile during his preparations for the draft. He has worked out for nine teams since Syracuse’s graduation on May 14, travelling back and forth across the country.The most intense was a three-day stretch last week when Jackson worked out for the Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers. The forward also tweeted that he ‘murdered’ a workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 10.And though he probably would be thrilled to hear his name called by any team Thursday, Jackson seems to be holding out hope that his hometown Philadelphia 76ers will select him. The 76ers have two picks in Thursday’s draft, No. 16 and No. 50.‘Workout with the @76ers went well .. #fingers crossed,’ he tweeted on June 4.Jackson is rated as the No. 55 prospect on the big board, which would put him as a late second round selection. His new-and-improved conditioning, shot blocking, rebounding and passing are listed among his strengths.But the downside to Jackson’s game is on the offensive end of the floor. There are doubts about his ability to create shots for himself in the post, and Fine said the thing he needs to work on most on is his shooting. Much of Jackson’s offensive production for SU came on feeds from teammates after he had already established position on the block.Fine added that Jackson has been working on his offense, and it has been part of his routine throughout the year. But in Fine’s mind, Jackson’s rebounding and shot-blocking ability should be enough to draw intrigue from NBA teams come Thursday.‘All you need is one person to really like you,’ Fine said. ‘And you’re in decent shape.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on June 21, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse beats Siena by 13 goals in season opener

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O’Neill to name provisional squad for Euro qualifiers

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland play Gibraltar on the Algarve on September 4th, before playing host to Georgia three days later.O’Neill is set to face renewed questioning over Stephen Ireland following his impressive start to the season with Stoke.last_img