300 people run Fr. Ted’s 5K

first_imgMore than 300 students, faculty and South Bend citizens laced up their tennis shoes and stretched their legs yesterday morning in preparation for the seventh annual Fr. Ted’s 10K. Melissa Lindley, the race director, said the TRiO Upward Bound Program put on the race. TRiO is a scholarship program at Notre Dame for low-income and first-generation college-bound youth. According to the TRiO website, participants could run a 5K or 10K, decide to do the family fun walk or “fitness” walk. All donations from the race supported TRiO’s students, Lindley said. “Fr. Ted’s 10K is more than just a run … it is an investment in our community,” Lindley said.  “I think it’s unique as well because our students are involved in the event, so the runners can see who they are there supporting. Most of us call Notre Dame and South Bend home, and this race funds scholarships for South Bend youth to go to college. These kids are the future of our community.”Sophomore Olivia Fernandes said she ran the race for the second time this year because she loves the cause. “The proceeds go to TRiO Upward Bound in South Bend … I volunteer at a local elementary school here in South Bend, and equality of education is important to me, so the cause really resonates,” Fernandes said. Lindley said University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh brought TRiO programs to Notre Dame in the 1960s as a part of his fight against poverty. She said he used to come speak at the event, but as years have passed he now tapes a video for the participants. She said the race was, however, still well attended and enjoyed.  Fernandes said despite bad weather, the race turned out well. “The trail consists of two three-mile laps around campus. The best part of the race is by far the supporters all along the way,” Fernandes said. “It was quite windy, but the high school students’ enthusiasm rocked. Their inspirational signs got me going, and the bagpipes player was legit. Hard not to smile at all the support.” “We were very satisfied with this year’s event … with 300 pre-registered participants and some great personal and corporate sponsorships, we will be able to fund our student scholarships, and that is the number one priority,” Lindley said. “A big thank you to Notre Dame students who consistently come out and support Fr. Ted’s 10K.”Tags: 5K, Hesburgh, runlast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends class message to Arsenal teammates after winning Premier League Golden Boot

first_img Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends class message to Arsenal teammates after winning Premier League Golden Boot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished the season as the Premier League’s joint top goal scorer (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang paid tribute to his Arsenal teammates after two goals on the final day of the season saw him share the Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.The Gabon international’s brace helped Unai Emery’s side record a 3-1 win at Turf Moore that saw them miss out on a top four place by a solitary point.Aubameyang, who scored a hat-trick in Thursday’s victory over Valencia, now has 30 goals for the campaign in all competitions ahead of the Europa League final against Chelsea in just over a fortnight’s time.AdvertisementAdvertisementOn his teammates knowing he was in contention for the Golden Boot, he said: ‘Yeah, they knew it. Me? I said nothing to the guys because I didn’t want them to only focus on me.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’m a team player and if I wasn’t scoring, it wouldn’t have mattered. But I scored and I’m really happy for that. I have to be thankful to the team.‘Yeah, of course [I’m happy to score 30 goals]. It was a tough season but I had the chance to score goals, because the team played a great season.‘Of course the last months were not the best in the Premier League, but the whole season, we put in a great effort.’😍 Introducing our 2018/19 Premier League Golden Boot winner…🏆 @Aubameyang7 pic.twitter.com/OWNOqiWiRV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 12, 2019 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 6:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5kShares Advertisement Aubameyang missed a late chance to complete a second hat-trick in three days and win the Golden Boot outright but preferred to concentrate on the contribution of Eddie Nketiah who scored his first ever Premier League goal with the last kick of Arsenal’s Premier League campaign.He added: Yeah, it was near – but sometimes that can happen.‘I have to be focused on those kinds of chances, but I’m happy that we won and that I’m sharing the [Golden Boot] trophy with two other guys that I like.‘Yeah, of course [I am delighted for Eddie]. That’s good for the club, when you have young players coming into the first team and scoring. Eddie always works hard for the team, so I’m happy for him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Women Football Players of BiH defeated by England with a minimum Result

first_imgThe women national football team of BiH almost made a great sensation, but they were defeated by the favored England with a result of 0:1 in the sixth match of group 7 in qualifications for the European Championships 2016.During the match played in the Training Center of the Football Federation of BiH in Zenica, the attribute of the match hero went to the goalkeeper of the BiH national team Almina Hodžić, who defended 14 shots by the guest players.The English women dominated during the entire match, and in the first half Hodžić had to intervene seven times.Gemma Davison had the best chance in the first half, in the 41st minute, but Hodžić amazingly defended the goal.Domination of the English national team continued in the beginning of the second half, but Hodžić was undefeatable and she saved the BiH net in the 48th minute, when Jill Scott made an attempt, and in the 58th minute, when Hodžić was more successful than Jordan Nobbs.As the match approached the end, pressure by England kept increasing. In the 71st minute, Francesca Kirby, who entered the game four minutes earlier, had an opportunity, but Hodžić defended amazingly once again.Three minutes later, Scott made another attempt, but the BiH goalkeeper was again undefeatable.Guests’ initiative on the field paid off in the 86th minute. Karen Carney kicked the ball, Hodžić defended, but the striker of Birmingham succeeded from the second attempt and scored a goal, causing great celebration among the English women.(Source: klix.ba/ photo bhrt)last_img read more

Pick 6: College football coaches on the rise

first_imgIn this Oct. 5, 2013, file photo, South Florida head coach Willie Taggart celebrates with fans after the team defeated Cincinnati during an NCAA college football game in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have his name come up for almost every big job.Six coaches whose names are likely to come up often when the jobs start coming open this season.___Matt Campbell, Toledo.At 34 years old, Campbell begins his third full season as the Rockets’ coach and is still one of the youngest head coaches in the country. The former quarterback at Division III powerhouse Mount Union is 17-9 with the Rockets, who are expected to contend for a MAC title again. If he’s not coaching in a Big 5 conference before he’s 40, it’ll be surprising.Doc Holliday, Marshall.It’s taken a few years for Holliday, a native of Hurricane, West Virginia, to sort things out at Marshall but he’s got it rolling now. The Thundering Herd went 10-4 last season and is primed for another big year in Conference USA. The 57-year-old former Mountaineers player and assistant coach also did a stint at Florida under Urban Meyer. If West Virginia were dive back into the coaching market, Holliday seems like an obvious candidate.Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana.Hudspeth has put up three straight 9-4 seasons in Lafayette, Louisiana, and become something of a social media sensation for his impressive work in the weight room — he bench presses about as much as a linebacker. The Ragin’ Cajuns are poised for another big year and with his roots in the south, he seems like a natural to eventually land in the SEC.Pete Lembo, Ball State.Wake Forest and Connecticut both gave Lembo a look after last season. It was a long look from Wake Forest. The 44-year-old Lembo has won everywhere he has been, including 25-13 in three years at Ball State, a program that had cratered before he took over. Lembo signed a new contract this offseason that makes him the highest-paid coach in the MAC. An even bigger payday might not be far away.Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State.The Bulldogs had lost their way. In two years, DeRuyter (20-6) has helped them find it again. Things get tougher this season with quarterback Derek Carr gone and one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country. If DeRuyter can navigate through those two obstacles and lead Fresno State on another Mountain West title run, interest will be high for the 51-year-old former defensive coordinator.Willie Taggart, South Florida.Taggart’s first season with the Bulls started so poorly, he never could dig out. Coming off 2-10 season, some of the shine is off the former Stanford assistant under Jim Harbaugh. Still, the 37-year-old appears to have a bright future and a quick turnaround could put him back on the fast track to bigger things.last_img read more