December 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Is Finalizing Deal To Hire Blake Anderson As New Head Coach Tags: Arkansas State Footbal/Blake Anderson/USU Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Utah State football is finalizing a deal to hire former Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson to head the Aggies’ program per numerous reports Thursday.News: Blake Anderson is Utah State’s pick to become the Aggies’ next head coach. The two sides met in person earlier this week and a deal is being finalized currently. Original plan was to have Anderson coach at A State through Saturday before the IW game was cancelled— Steven N. Godfrey Jr. (@38Godfrey) December 10, 2020Arkansas State vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics Terry Mohajir announced Anderson had resigned from the Red Wolves’ program “to accept the same position at another FBS program.”Anderson, who has been 51-37 (.579) at the Red Wolves’ program during his seven years at Jonesboro, Ark., led Arkansas State to Sun Belt titles in 2015 and 2016.Arkansas State concludes this season with a record of 4-7 after Saturday’s game against Incarnate Word of NCAA FCS was canceled.Anderson has served as an assistant at North Carolina, Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette and New Mexico.At those places, Anderson has been an offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and receiver coach.Anderson also played quarterback and receiver at Sam Houston State of NCAA FCS and Baylor. Brad James
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Several years ago when I was an executive at a financial institution, one particular copy machine in the marketing department kept breaking. Almost on a daily basis, something would go wrong with it. It was such a commonplace occurrence for it to break that I was on a first name basis with the repairman.One day when I hit “print”, I could hear the noise of yet another unfixable paper jam. I flew out of my office saying all the choice words your mother told you to never use at work. Once I calmed down I realized the real problem wasn’t with the copy machine—it was with me.I had accepted that the copy machine was going to break all the time. It was just the way we were doing business. I was not doing anything (like replacing the machine) that would solve the long-term problem.So what are you seeing in your credit union or bank that you are just accepting? Here are a few areas to explore. continue reading »
Stephen remains the lone senior on the court for the Badgers this season, after fellow senior Taylor Wurtz opted to medically redshirt.[/media-credit]If Tiera Stephen wasn’t on top of the world in April 2009, she seemed to be pretty close.Stephen was a point guard for the Louisville women’s basketball team and the Cardinals were playing in the school’s first ever Final Four. The circumstances were pressure-filled, daunting by any standard. She was also just a freshman, 19 years of age and playing in St. Louis under the brightest of lights.The Cardinals had just upset top-seeded Oklahoma and were taking on Connecticut for the third time that season. Widely regarded as one of the best teams in collegiate basketball history, a third loss for the Huskies was inevitable.Connecticut thumped Louisville 76-54 in the NCAA National Championship game en route to its first of two consecutive undefeated seasons, but nonetheless, Louisville had still finished their best season ever, recording the only 30-win slate in the history of Louisville women’s basketball.Stephen worked her way into the lineup all year, playing in 37 games and starting in 10. She appeared to hold a bright future in the backcourt for the even brighter future of the Cardinals’ program. Few people would consider leaving such a situation. But Stephen did. She wanted something more than Louisville could offer her, a better fit for herself and the goals she held for herself as a player.“It might not make sense why I left,” Stephen explained. “But me and the coach both decided that it would be best if I went somewhere else.”That coach was Jeff Walz, finishing just his second year at the helm of Louisville, and, all things considered, Stephen’s departure actually did make sense.She was a freshman with a defined role on a deep Cardinals team. She started games when she was asked to, but her role was generally limited to coming off the bench.“She wanted the opportunity to play more and I think she wanted more of an offensive role, and that was just not really in the makeup here at that point in time,” Walz said. “She had talked about wanting to broaden her game and do more things, which I completely understood.”Stephen was a consistent defender and a solid ball handler, fitting the mold of many backup point guards across the nation. This was also a fundamental reason for her departure.Deseree’ Byrd was a sophomore point guard, boasting a year of experience more than Stephen. She had also earned Walz’s favor for the starting point guard position after starting 38 games for Louisville that year and averaging 32 minutes for the championship-caliber team. If she had continued to beat Stephen on to the court, it would take until her senior year for Stephen to become Louisville’s starting point guard.And so a new direction pointed Stephen north, toward Madison, Wis.Having not wanted to fully reenter the lengthy recruiting process, Stephen looked to the Midwest and the Big Ten, an area she felt comfortable with after growing up in Dayton, Ohio.“I kind of went back to the pros and cons [of schools] from when I was a junior or senior in high school,” Stephen said of her new school search, which featured Wisconsin and numerous Big Ten schools. “I called Coach [Lisa] Stone up, came on a visit here and that was that.”But it wasn’t that simple of a process. Per NCAA regulations, Stephen’s transfer to Wisconsin forced her to spend an entire season watching from the bench, exactly the fate she hoped to escape when she left Louisville.Although she was only able to practice and could not travel to road games during her transfer season, Stephen still found her role as a supporter enough to carry her through the year.During her year of sitting, a lesser-known freshman guard began making headlines for the Badgers. Taylor Wurtz burst onto the scene in Madison during the 2009-2010 season and the two quickly became friends.“Since my sophomore year and out, it’s been Taylor Wurtz that’s my best friend,” Stephen recalled. “I was always her biggest fan and she was always my biggest fan, even if I didn’t play at all.”Just as the two were getting comfortable as Badgers, Stone, the person who brought them to Wisconsin, was fired in March 2011. Stephen had played two seasons of college basketball, augmented by a year of sitting in between and had to say goodbye to her head coaches at the end of each season.“I was about to experience my third coach in three years. It was just like, ‘Here we go again,’” Stephen said. “I was thinking, ‘Man, this is the most difficult, unscripted career ever.’”Little changed for her when current head coach Bobbie Kelsey arrived at Wisconsin. Stephen made her first career start at the Kohl Center, but her playing time didn’t increase. In fact, she averaged even fewer minutes her junior season.“It was hard. The freshmen see me playing pretty well now, and they think that it has always been like that,” Stephen said. “No, it has not [been that way]. It has been a challenge and it has been a struggle.”Nonetheless, her tribulations have paid off. Just as it likely would have been in Louisville, it wasn’t until her senior year Stephen became the lead guard at Wisconsin, where she stands as a starter and a leader. Nominated at the beginning of the season as one of three captains, Stephen’s recognition from her teammates and her coaches came from her leadership rather than statistical dominance on the hardwood, unlike her fellow captains, junior Morgan Paige and Wurtz.It’s the same leadership that won the point guard position that earned Stephen the right to call herself a captain.“The position was up for grabs, so to speak. … We were really looking for a rock at that spot,” point guard Coach Alysiah Bond noted. “Sometimes the thought is, well, whoever is the best ball-handler should play the point, but no, it’s the leader who can handle the ball and get people where they need to be.Stephen hasn’t had the easiest of senior seasons, either. With a nagging back injury, fellow senior Wurtz elected to take a medical redshirt for 2013, leaving Stephen as the lone senior on the court for the Badgers.Although she made the decision to transfer entirely by herself, not having her best friend by her side has actually become one of the more challenging moments in Stephen’s career.“Tay and I were supposed to go out together, so that’s the most disheartening thing,” Stephen said. “Not being able to play with her, I would have never imagined that.”To say her college basketball career has been riddled with difficulty would be a serious understatement. Stephen left a 34-5 team and a program in Louisville that annually appears in the Top 25 rankings.Now, her current team has yet to crack the rankings since she transferred and hasn’t made the NCAA tournament since she has been eligible to play on the roster. The Badgers lost six straight games before snapping the skid against Ohio State this past Sunday and have opened the conference season 1-5.But like much of her career to this point, Stephen remains unfazed. She cited her friends, family and, most importantly, her faith as the ropes that have helped pull her through these rough patches.Stephen is the first to say she feels little regret – if any – with the choices she has made to this point. She has believed in each decision every step of the way.Now in the middle of her last stretch of games as a college basketball player and her team winless in conference play, the idea of believing is exactly what the redshirt senior captain is asking of her teammates before every remaining game.Believing in what?“That we are going to win,” Stephen said.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A strong cold front moves into the state today. This front is the one that has been responsible for the heavy rains seen out west over the past 3-4 days. The main low is lifting northeast and will miss us to the west. That, along with the fact that the system is fully mature and has been raining itself out up to this morning, point to rain totals from .25” to 1”. Rains arrive by midday, and then spread across the state, holding through tonight and the first half of tomorrow. Our concern for strong to severe weather has dropped to pretty low levels this morning. We think that most of the state will be in the lower half to two thirds of the above expected rain range. Dry Thursday late afternoon through Friday. Clouds are back Friday night into Saturday, and while we think that big rain chances are unlikely, we would suggest keeping an eye out for a bit of renegade moisture around midnight Friday night into Saturday morning. If action holds together at all, it will stay in northern Ohio, mostly north of US 30. Dry the rest of Saturday and the first part of Sunday. We still think we can see showers return later Sunday afternoon and hold through Monday. This front is bringing another leg of cooler air, and because of that it will be pretty easy to wring out some moisture. We are expecting .25”-.5” rains over 70% Sunday late afternoon through Monday. Those rain totals are slightly lower than our forecast yesterday. The map at right shows combined rain totals through next Monday evening. This will encompass today’s wave, any Friday night action and then the moisture late Sunday through Monday. Dry behind that front through the rest of the week next week. The colder air coming behind the front on Monday means we may be looking at our first good frost event across the entire state Tuesday morning. We are seeing signs that most of Ohio could see the coldest morning in some time on Tuesday morning, and some areas will bottom out around 32 degrees, so be aware of that. The map at right shows minimum temps for next Tuesday. The dryness extends through the first part of the extended 11-16 day period as well, as we stay dry through the 21st. The front we have been watching in the extended period is picking up just a bit of speed, and now looks to arrive around the 22nd, with up to half inch rain potential and 75% coverage. Behind that front, we go back under the influence of high pressure, and should be dry through the 25th. Temperatures cool off to near normal levels for the rest of this week after the frontal passage today. The front for late weekend and Monday brings another leg down in temps, and may lead to our first frost, as outlined above. Then the rest of the forecast period through the 25th sees mostly near to slightly below normal temps statewide.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog released a report this week claiming that “Google’s WiSpy snooping could have sucked up and recorded communications from members of Congress, some of whom are involved in national security issues”. The BBC quickly picked up on the story, reporting that Google’s Street View “snoops” on Congress members, but overlooks one important piece of the puzzle: If these people are involved in issues of national security, why haven’t they put a password on their wireless network?According to a blog post last May by Google, a leftover piece of code made it into code used in Google’s Street View cars, which collected not only the intended SSID and Mac Addresses, but also wifi payload data. This meant that Google inadvertently collected information sent over unsecured wireless networks as it took pictures and other information. Already, the company has been sued and faced multiple investigations. Now, Consumer Watchdog is calling for another investigation, saying that “Congress owes Americans action.” The group “sent technicians with equipment similar to that used by Google to five members’ homes depicted on Street View to see if there were open WiFi networks that Google could have tapped into and recorded communications.” Apparently, they found that Representative Jane Harman of California – chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee – was among a group of nearly 20 high level government officials whose home networks “could have been breached by Google.”John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog told the BBC that the group thinks “the Google Wi-Spy effort is one of the biggest wire tapping scandals in US history” and that its purpose “was to show that members of Congress are targets just as much as every other citizen in the land”. A better purpose, it would seem, would be to show that government officials entrusted with issues of national security are apparently broadcasting information out to the public over unencrypted networks – perhaps this merits an investigation. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University head coach Jamike Jarin wants his players to stop relying on just one person to get themselves out of tight situations.In the Bulldogs’ 90-83 loss to Far Eastern University Wednesday, wingman J-Jay Alejandro was the lone player from Jarin’s team to display the fighting spirit in the fourth quarter against the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LATEST STORIES Racela proud of Tolentino’s improved defensive effort For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. And seeing just one player try to carry the whole team did not bode well with Jarin as they dropped to 2-3 in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball standings.“An all J-Jay offense is a concern,” said Jarin at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “This team is not talented enough to win games individually so it has to be a collective team effort. We need to step up offensively and defensively.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNU trailed 76-68 at the start of the fourth until Alejandro willed the Bulldogs to a 9-2 run late in the period to cut the deficit to five, 86-81.Alejandro scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth while his teammates mustered just four in the final period. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Raymar Jose. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRaymar Jose is raring to continue the tradition of Far Eastern U alumni making an impact in the PBA.After honing his craft in the international stage, the 6-foot-4 forward takes on a new challenge as he enters the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Those stops were enough to earn him a spot in the Gilas Pilipinas roster for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, helping the Philippines win another gold medal in men’s basketball.Jose was also part of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas crew which competed in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China, where he amassed averages of 5.0 markers and 3.4 boards in 11.7 minutes.What you see is what you get on the 25-year-old’s game, and he’s leaning on his strengths to establish his name in the pro league.“What I can give to the team is my hustle and defense. I’m known for doing whatever the team needs from me, so I’ll just make sure to do the little things for whatever team drafts me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I focused on Gilas first. But when the Champions Cup was over, I felt that I was ready,” he said.Jose has had a memorable collegiate career, establishing himself as one of the toughest bruisers in the amateur ranks in his time with the Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe averaged 11.1 points and 11.0 rebounds in 27.6 minutes in his final year in Morayta before joining Kaohsiung Truth in the ASEAN Basketball League, where he netted 10.6 markers and 4.8 boards.Jose would later on sign up with Cignal HD Hawkeyes, averaging 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds en route to him being named as the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP.
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(AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The season is a little more than a week old, but the Orlando Magic continue to shock the NBA.The Magic buried the San Antonio Spurs 114-87 behind 25 points from Evan Fournier to run their record to an Eastern Conference-best 4-1.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Orlando’s quick tempo resulted in open looks from all over the floor, especially in the first half, when all nine players scored.Aldridge scored 12 first-half points on 5-of-9 shooting. The rest of the team combined to go 7 for 35 (20 percent) from the field, and no other Spur had more than four points at halftime.“I wouldn’t say we took them lightly. They just beat us,” Aldridge said. “We didn’t play good defense and our offense wasn’t any good. When you don’t do those things, you end up getting beat by a lot of points.”Orlando had 22 assists in the game, 19 of them in the first three periods.“The respect level we have for them kept our guys engaged in the game the whole way,” Vogel said. “Our guys worked tonight. We forced a lot of turnovers and took them out of their rhythm. There are definitely a lot of positives happening for us.”TIP-INS:Spurs: Popovich still needs one win to tie Phil Jackson for sixth on the all-time victory list. Popovich is at 1,154. … San Antonio went 2-for-13 from 3-point range in the first half. … Aldridge has scored 20 or more points in each of the first five games. … Only Miami had scored 100 points against the Spurs this season.Magic: Orlando is shooting 49 percent from the field so far this season, compared to 44 percent last season. … Gordon has hit 21 of 29 shots in his last two games. … Orlando is 3-0 at home this season. … The Magic hadn’t beaten the Spurs in Orlando since 2010.UP NEXT:Spurs: At Indiana on Sunday. 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They led by 27 at halftime and pushed the lead to 36 when Fournier conveted a four-point play with just over three minutes left in the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m impressed with how we’re playing offensively,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Nobody is forcing things at the rim, nobody’s forcing it on the perimeter, and as a result, we’re getting better and better looks on each possession. That’s why you’re seeing the offense clicking the way it’s clicking.”The Magic got 56 points in the paint and 58 on the perimeter, and they shot 11-for-23 from 3-point range. Fournier hit all four of his 3-point attempts, and Vucevic was 3-for-3 from behind the arc. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Orlando shot 60 percent for the first three quarters before emptying the bench in the fourth.“We’ve got a lot of weapons out there on the floor, especially with Niko (Vucevic) being able to knock down the 3-ball,” Gordon said. “We have a lot of guys who are dangerous from a lot of different areas on the floor.”San Antonio lost for the first time in five games this season. The Spurs tried to play the up-tempo game Orlando favors but couldn’t run with the younger, fresher Magic.LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio. Patty Mills added 12 points and Pau Gasol scored 10 with eight rebounds.“They did a good job of taking us out of what we wanted to do, and they did it for 48 minutes,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “They outplayed us in every facet.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Emery hopes Arsenal defeat acts as wake-up callby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery hopes defeat to Southampton was a wake up call.The Saints ended Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run and won their first home league game since April thanks to Charlie Austin’s 85th-minute header with Hasenhuttl running on to the pitch to celebrate with his players on the final whistle.In a see-sawing encounter, the hosts took the lead after 20 minutes as Danny Ings muscled home a header from Matt Targett’s cross.Henrikh Mkhitaryan nodded in shortly after for Arsenal, following good work by Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal – but Ings struck again just before the break.Nathan Redmond’s floated cross was precise and Ings cushioned a looping effort into the far corner.Arsenal turned the screw in the second half and restored parity as Mkhitaryan’s shot deflected in off Jannik Vestergaard.The Gunners had their chances with Alex McCarthy impressing in the home goal, but Southampton were dangerous on the break and Shane Long had a goal rightly ruled offside before providing a teasing cross for Austin’s winner.Emery stated: “We could have lost at any time and it was today.”If we won’t win like today, we cannot be in the top four.”After 22 matches unbeaten we didn’t lose and we are only fifth position in the table and the reason is because other teams are very well.”Other teams usually they are winning but we need to do our way and continue to build. The objective is therefore top but we know it’s not easy because the other teams are at a high level.”We need to be very, very demanding.”