Saint Michaels CollegePublic Relations OfficeColchester, VT 05439NEWSIMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2007Contact: Buff Lindau(802) [email protected](link sends e-mail)Saint Michaels announces 3 finalists in presidential searchSaint Michaels College is today announcing the three finalists for president of the liberal arts residential Catholic institution located in the Burlington area of Vermont. Joseph Garrity, chairman of the Saint Michaels Board of Trustees, made public to the college community this morning the names of the three finalists for the position and announced dates when the community will have the opportunity to meet these candidates.I was very pleased with the strength and size of the candidate pool, and am extraordinarily gratified at the quality of these three individual finalists, Chairman Garrity said. With the prospect of President Marc vanderHeydens retirement, after a decade of exemplary leadership, the board of trustees takes the naming of a new president as an opportunity to find an individual to lead this college to even greater heights, he said.Any of the three individuals weve selected would make a competent president of Saint Michaels College, said Garrity, a 1978 graduate of Saint Michaels and retired COO/CFO of 4Kids Entertainment of New York City. The reputation of Saint Michael’s College generated a very enthusiastic response to our call for applicants, he said, and the search committee was universally happy with the choices we made. The eleven-person committee, composed of two faculty, two staff, one student and six trustees, received 70 applicants for the presidency. They narrowed the group to 12 and then to six semi-finalists, who were intensively interviewed.Saint Michaels is on a roll, Garrity said. Weve recently been invited into the elite group of colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus. He also referred to the colleges inclusion in the Princeton Reviews Best 361 Colleges, and to the recent naming of two Saint Michaels students to highly coveted national academic awards: senior Jamila Headley who earned a Rhodes Scholarship and junior Michelle Kayser who was named a Pickering Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.Weve also just completed a $52 million fund drive and a rousing celebration of our 100th anniversary, Garrity added. The leadership of President vanderHeyden has placed this college in a prime position to claim ever greater glory, and we will be looking to a new president to provide the kind of energetic, inspired guidance that Saint Michaels deserves.Candidates for President of Saint Michael’s CollegeJack P. Calareso, president of Ohio Dominican University, a liberal arts institution of nearly 3,000 students located in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Calareso has focused his leadership skills on developing the strengths of the Dominican and Catholic traditions to advance a learning community at ODU of excellence in the liberal arts and the professions. An institution of 50 majors and several graduate programs, including an MBA degree, ODU practices a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, superior academic and co-curricular programs, a focus on values and service. Dr. Calareso has written that, The effective leader must be a servant to and rooted in the mission, values, ideals, and goals of the institution. And further that The leader is a moral leader who inspires followers through modeling, enablement, and empowerment.Dr. Calareso was named president and professor of education at ODU in 2001. He served from 1999 to 2001 as president and professor of education at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa; from 1996 to 1999 as vice president for academic affairs and professor of education at Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass.; from 1989 to 1996 at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, N.Y., as vice president for academic affairs/provost and professor of education from 1993 to 1996; dean of the school of education and professor of education from 1990 to 1993.At Saint Rose, Briar Cliff and recently at Ohio Dominican, Dr. Calareso implemented a full integration of academic affairs and student affairs. He has led and implemented a strategic plan at ODU, where he has landed the 12 largest gifts in the institutions history, increased enrollment by over 40 percent, initiated study abroad and international programs, developed corporate and community partnerships, and other accomplishments.Dr. Calareso has also held leadership positions in the teaching field, serving from 1982 to 1989 as superintendent of schools and director of education for the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Catholic Diocese; from 1979 to 1982 as director of education for Blessed Sacrament School in Madison, Wis., and as director of education for St. Ambrose School in Rochester, N.Y., from 1973 to 1979.Dr. Calareso earned a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., in 1989; a masters in theology and scripture from St. Bernards School of Theology in Rochester, N.Y., in 1977, and a bachelors in English and theology from Boston College in 1972. Dr. Calareso and his wife of 34 years, Rose Calareso, an elementary school teacher and librarian, have three children and three grandchildren.John J. Neuhauser, University Professor, Boston College, from 2005 to the present, served previously as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College from 1999 to 2005, and as dean and professor of the Carroll School of Management of Boston College from 1977 to 1999. He was associate professor and chairman of computer science at Boston College from 1971 to 1977 and assistant professor from 1969 to 1971 also at Boston College.During his recent tenure as academic VP and dean of Boston College, Dr. Neuhauser oversaw seven schools and colleges with 670 full-time and 400 part-time faculty, as well as the museum, international programs, admissions, financial aid, academic technology and 40 research centers. During this period the number of full-time faculty increased by 50 and endowed professorships more than doubled to the level of 45. Additionally, externally funded sponsored programs doubled to over $40 million annually, undergraduate applications increased by 50 percent, with a concurrent steady increase in quality.During his period as dean of BCs Carroll School of Management, Dr. Neuhauser established innovative joint degree programs within the University: MBA-MSW, MBA-JD and MBA-Ph.D, among other initiatives. He orchestrated major conferences with speakers, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and he created the Universitys Center for Work and Family, Center for Corporate Community Relations, and Small Business Development Center.Dr. Neuhauser earned a bachelors degree in physics from Manhattan College in 1964, a masters in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, and a doctorate in operations research and statistics: mathematics, also from Rensselaer, in 1968.Dr. Neuhauser is described as an academic leader who strives for excellence first and as a person who is very comfortable providing leadership within the framework of a strong Catholic institution. Jack Neuhauser, who has been a member of the Saint Michael’s College Board of Trustees since 2001, has completed the Boston Marathon seven times. He has three grown children.Christine M. Wiseman, vice president for academic affairs and professor of law at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, since 2002. Before joining Creighton, Professor Wiseman was associate vice president for academic affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., from 1998 to 2002. She was also a professor in the Marquette University Law School, where she joined the faculty in 1980, and earned top teaching awards in 1991 and 1996.Prior to her teaching career, Professor Wiseman was Assistant Wisconsin Attorney General with the Criminal Appeals Division and a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Warren, deceased Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. She has served on a number of State Bar committees, including the Wisconsin Task Force on Equal Justice. She received the Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union 1989 Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award for her representation of Texas death row inmate Billy Conn Gardner, who was executed in 1995. She is associate editor of two law journals, author of a number of journal articles and co-author of Wisconsin Practice: Criminal Practice & Procedure (1996) and Punitive Damages: Law and Practice (2000). She has given scores of papers and public presentations.As VP for academic affairs, Professor Wiseman is chief academic officer overseeing Creightons College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, the Law School, the Graduate School, University College and Summer Sessions, as well as enrollment, admissions, TRIO Programs, international programs, registrar, library, financial aid and student retention.Professor Wiseman has spent 30 years in Catholic higher education and is one of the ranking women administrators among all 28 Jesuit schools and colleges. In that capacity she has led change at two major Catholic institutions. She was the first woman to rise through the ranks at Marquette to a position of senior administration, where she led core curricular reform and assessment across all undergraduate programs, led a university-wide gender equity study and a rank and tenure initiative. As Creightons chief academic officer, Professor Wiseman has led strategic planning, re-accreditation, and a number of major interdisciplinary initiatives, among numerous other projects.Professor Wiseman has served on the boards of three Catholic high schools and is presently on the board of St. Josephs University in Philadelphia. She and her husband of 33 years, William A. Wiseman, have three grown children.ScheduleThe three candidates for president of Saint Michael’s College will be on campus the week of January 15th and will participate in meetings with the Board of Trustees, cabinet members, students, faculty and staff. The Saint Michaels community and members of the press are invited to attend open meetings with each candidate, as follows:Jack Calareso, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hoehl Welcome CenterJack Neuhauser, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hoehl Welcome CenterChristine Wiseman, Thursday, Jan. 18, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hoehl Welcome CenterOn Friday, Jan. 19, the three candidates will participate in all day meetings with the Board of Trustees.An announcement of Saint Michaels next president is expected during the spring semester.Saint Michaels College, founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President Marc A. vanderHeyden, has been identified by U. S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years as one of the top15 Masters Universities in the North. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college located in the Burlington area of Vermont, Saint Michaels was recently invited to sponsor a chapter of the prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, on campus. Saint Michaels has 1,950 full-time undergraduate students, and some 650 graduate students and 200 international students. The College was named by Newsweek magazine a Hidden Treasure, one of 30 colleges recommended most frequently by guidance counselors for being schools that deserve more national recognition. Saint Michaels is included in Princeton Reviews The Best 361 Colleges: 2007 Edition.-30-
The expedition conducted 13 projects at the Union Glacier Joint Scientific Polar Station, including an investigation of the diversity and functionality of macrobiotic life in the area; the state of the glaciers; the effects of climate change on the environment; the optical properties of the cryosphere; and a search for bacteria and photosynthesizing organisms to learn their properties and adaptations. Transportation and security “The only efforts that can bear fruits for us in the future are scientific efforts,” Sainz said. “This has been a giant step for our country and national science,” concluded Gallardo. Support from the Chilean Military allowed a team of scientists to conduct the Union Glacier Scientific Expedition 1,080 kilometers from the South Pole from November 15 to December 15. By Dialogo January 09, 2015 “Twelve distinct species of lichens, in addition to molds and photosynthetic algae, were collected to be studied by the scientists,” according to Jorge Gallardo, INACH scientific coordinator for the expedition. “We went to search for life at those latitudes. This is a milestone for Chilean science, because it is [our] first scientific expedition in biology.” Army Soldiers provided security for the researchers and scouted the terrain, looking for appropriate locations for the scientists to explore. “Twelve distinct species of lichens, in addition to molds and photosynthetic algae, were collected to be studied by the scientists,” according to Jorge Gallardo, INACH scientific coordinator for the expedition. “We went to search for life at those latitudes. This is a milestone for Chilean science, because it is [our] first scientific expedition in biology.” A ‘milestone’ for science in Chile “This has been a giant step for our country and national science,” concluded Gallardo. A party of 33 Military officers from the Chilean Air Force, Navy and Army supported the efforts of 15 scientists under the direction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH). Logistical support from the Chilean Military Each branch of the Military performed specific tasks to support the mission: The Military also helped scientists navigate the dangerous terrain in the region. Army Soldiers provided security for the researchers and scouted the terrain, looking for appropriate locations for the scientists to explore. “The greatest difficulties in this place are the crevices, which can be from two meters to 100 meters deep, plus the zero visibility and disorientation that occurs when you are surrounded by snow,” explained Navy Supply Lieutenant Héctor Pezo. “We performed 100 percent of the tasks, just as they had been planned. We supported the scientists and we kept the station in operation for the entire time.” Though research on such primitive organisms may seem academic, such creatures can have pharmaceutical properties and yield insights that contribute to the creation of new drugs or the understanding of diseases. Such research can also have agricultural applications, often leading to the development of new pesticides or fertilizer compounds. The projects are part of the National Antarctic Science Program (PROCIEN), managed by INACH, and were selected for the expedition from a total of 60 proposals. This expedition also was conducted to further Chile’s geopolitical interests, in their search to link the military’s interest in protecting sovereignty with the interest in scientific development at the southern extremes of the globe. This way, they fulfilled their mandate under the Antarctic Treaty, signed by Chile in 1959. “The greatest difficulties in this place are the crevices, which can be from two meters to 100 meters deep, plus the zero visibility and disorientation that occurs when you are surrounded by snow,” explained Navy Supply Lieutenant Héctor Pezo. “We performed 100 percent of the tasks, just as they had been planned. We supported the scientists and we kept the station in operation for the entire time.” In spite of the extreme conditions, it was a “benign environment,” said Dr. Raúl Cordero, a scientist from the University of Santiago de Chile. The stable climate in the area is “like a desert of ice where it never rains and the winds rarely blow.” The scientists, Airmen, Troops, and Sailors prepared for the mission by training for various emergency situations, learning rescue techniques, first aid, and the proper attire to wear for the harsh temperatures, which fluctuated between a high of -5ºC and lows of -15ºC with winds of 5 knots. Transportation and security The Union Glacier Joint Scientific Polar Station is one of three bases in the world located in the Antarctic Circle; the other two are the U.S. Amundsen-Scott base and China’s Kunlun base. The Military also helped scientists navigate the dangerous terrain in the region. Support from the Chilean Military allowed a team of scientists to conduct the Union Glacier Scientific Expedition 1,080 kilometers from the South Pole from November 15 to December 15. Naval personnel activated the camp and were responsible for its daily operations, including providing food. Naval personnel were also in charge of scheduling the scientific excursions with the help of a meteorologist who helped determine departure times and the duration of each trip. The expedition conducted 13 projects at the Union Glacier Joint Scientific Polar Station, including an investigation of the diversity and functionality of macrobiotic life in the area; the state of the glaciers; the effects of climate change on the environment; the optical properties of the cryosphere; and a search for bacteria and photosynthesizing organisms to learn their properties and adaptations. The results of this expedition will be released near the end of 2015, once scientists conclude their study of the samples and information collected. Though research on such primitive organisms may seem academic, such creatures can have pharmaceutical properties and yield insights that contribute to the creation of new drugs or the understanding of diseases. Such research can also have agricultural applications, often leading to the development of new pesticides or fertilizer compounds. The projects are part of the National Antarctic Science Program (PROCIEN), managed by INACH, and were selected for the expedition from a total of 60 proposals. Naval personnel activated the camp and were responsible for its daily operations, including providing food. Naval personnel were also in charge of scheduling the scientific excursions with the help of a meteorologist who helped determine departure times and the duration of each trip. In spite of the extreme conditions, it was a “benign environment,” said Dr. Raúl Cordero, a scientist from the University of Santiago de Chile. The stable climate in the area is “like a desert of ice where it never rains and the winds rarely blow.” The Chilean Air Force used Hercules aircraft to transport scientists and Troops to and from the base. Airmen also transported supplies for the researchers and Soldiers. A ‘milestone’ for science in Chile Logistical support from the Chilean Military During the expedition, the researchers collected specimens that will advance scientific knowledge in Chile. The Chilean Air Force used Hercules aircraft to transport scientists and Troops to and from the base. Airmen also transported supplies for the researchers and Soldiers. The Union Glacier Joint Scientific Polar Station is one of three bases in the world located in the Antarctic Circle; the other two are the U.S. Amundsen-Scott base and China’s Kunlun base. The results of this expedition will be released near the end of 2015, once scientists conclude their study of the samples and information collected. “The only efforts that can bear fruits for us in the future are scientific efforts,” Sainz said. Each branch of the Military performed specific tasks to support the mission: During the expedition, the researchers collected specimens that will advance scientific knowledge in Chile. The scientists, Airmen, Troops, and Sailors prepared for the mission by training for various emergency situations, learning rescue techniques, first aid, and the proper attire to wear for the harsh temperatures, which fluctuated between a high of -5ºC and lows of -15ºC with winds of 5 knots. A party of 33 Military officers from the Chilean Air Force, Navy and Army supported the efforts of 15 scientists under the direction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH). Cooperation and logistical support from the Chilean Armed Forces made the research expedition possible. General Manuel Sainz, commander of the Chilean Air Force’s Fourth Brigade, led the planning for the logistics of the mission in the city of Punta Arenas, a six-hour flight from Union Glacier. This expedition also was conducted to further Chile’s geopolitical interests, in their search to link the military’s interest in protecting sovereignty with the interest in scientific development at the southern extremes of the globe. This way, they fulfilled their mandate under the Antarctic Treaty, signed by Chile in 1959. Cooperation and logistical support from the Chilean Armed Forces made the research expedition possible. General Manuel Sainz, commander of the Chilean Air Force’s Fourth Brigade, led the planning for the logistics of the mission in the city of Punta Arenas, a six-hour flight from Union Glacier.
RIVERA: Do MLB owners care about baseball?As Bauer asked on Twitter, “What changed between those statements?” His answer was that Manfred, and by extension the owners, just don’t want to pay players for anything more than one-third of a 162-game season so as to protect their bottom lines.Manfred’s comment came after MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark, frustrated over a lack of progress in negotiations to start the season, told MLB to “tell us when and where” the season would start.Manfred can unilaterally set a season length under the terms of a March agreement between players and owners that establishes players’ play and safety conditions for starting the season. Players would see Manfred setting a 50-game season now as bad-faith negotiating.To that end, The Associated Press reported Monday that MLB told the MLBPA in a letter that it wouldn’t start the season unless the union agreed to not file a grievance claiming the owners violated the March agreement. In Bauer’s mind, that threat and Manfred’s comments are a stalling tactic until Manfred and the owners can safely set a two-month regular season that would end on Sept. 27. isn’t it Rob? Because then you’d have to explain why you’re only going to impose 50 games when we could easily play 70+ right now. The tactic is to bluff with “no season” again and delay another 2-3 weeks until you clear the risk of “not negotiating in good faith by trying to— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) June 15, 2020obvious to everyone what you were trying to do. And no one would think that was a “representative season” so you’d risk not getting your precious playoff money. Nope, can’t have that. So gotta make it more than that. But not too many…you’ve gone as high as about 55 games full— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) June 15, 2020Yelich, after reading Bauer’s thread, came to the same conclusion:If you’re a baseball fan and really want to know what’s going on. Look no further 👇🏻 https://t.co/2EvsVs0aPP— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) June 15, 2020Clark weighed in after those statements by claiming Manfred and the owners are continuing to negotiate in bad faith:Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/ibyOqB93WC— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 15, 2020No new negotiations are planned after the sides rejected each other’s most recent proposals, a development that led to Clark’s “when and where” comment. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t finished negotiating through the media, a sign that club owners are willing to continue their fight with players over money while the 2020 season remains stalled by the coronavirus pandemic. And in some players’ minds, Manfred is ready to keep up the public campaign until those owners, aka his bosses, get their preferred outcome: maximum payroll savings.That’s the impression, at least, Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer and Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich got from Manfred telling ESPN’s Mike Greenberg on Monday that he’s “not confident” there will be a 2020 season. Just last week, Manfred said before the MLB Draft he was “100 percent” confident a season would be played.
Speaking at the pre-departure briefing to announce the mission, Iqbal Sharma, Chief Director, International Trade at DTI, says that these five sectors were chosen “because that’s where we think the quickest bites will be.”“While investment from the US has been good, this mission aims at increasing investment in existing sectors as well as highlighting new opportunities in which South Africa has pockets of excellence that can be grown with US investment.”Responding to questions about how the South African delegation will respond to concerns about BEE, Sharma said that “government’s BEE regulations are aimed at changing the way business is conducted in South Africa. BEE is a mechanism to promote equitable growth and development in a sustainable manner. The experience of BEE has shown that not only is it a moral imperative, but it also makes excellent business sense.”Commenting on the response to the mission, Sharma says, “The level of interest has been very positive and we expect some important investment announcements to be made as a result of the mission.”Minister Mphalwa will address an investment conference in New York and will highlight South Africa’s economic success and the strong support the government is giving to the outsourcing industry.Says Margaret Dingalo, Stakeholder Relations Director at the International Marketing Council of South Africa (which has partnered with the DTI to host this Mission) “Our US investment drive will showcase the boundless possibilities available to investors. We believe that such initiatives will help achieve South Africa’s 6% growth target, as well as enhance our tourism, trade and investment prospects ahead of 2010.”The IMC’s Margaret Dingalo and Dr Raymond Ngcobo, Chief Director, Strategic Competitiveness Unit (EIDD).EndsIssued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry and the International Marketing Council of South AfricaEnquiriesFor more information about the mission, or to schedule interviews, please contact:Mr. Brian Soldaat, Investment promotion & facilitation, Department of Trade and IndustryTelephone: 012 394 1238/ 082 635 7174Email: [email protected]
Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments LATEST STORIES Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Beermen legacy will last for a long time, says Arwind Santos Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Yancy De Ocampo is ready to call it a career but under one condition.San Miguel’s veteran center said he will retire at the end of the season but only if the Beermen win a Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENT De Ocampo now has 11 championships in total, tying him for the most number of championships among active players with Rafi Reavis.De Ocampo, who played two games in 7.5 minutes in the elimination round, said he doesn’t mind if he’s not on the floor for too long since he’s already content giving the team the moral support it needs while also becoming the coaches’ extension on the bench.“We’re a powerhouse team, but there’s also a tendency to relax but once we need to win, we can overcome our struggles,” said De Ocampo. “This team is intact, us as veterans we’re always here for our teammates.”“If we see something wrong that the players don’t notice we approach them.”ADVERTISEMENT “I’ve said before that if I get the Grand Slam then I will finally retire, I hope this year that happens,” said the 39-year-old De Ocampo in Filipino during San Miguel’s fans’ day Friday at Robinson’s Magnolia.“I’ve been with this team for almost four years, and I think there’s a big possibility that we’ll get the Grand Slam this season but that depends on the performance of the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDe Ocampo arrived in San Miguel in 2015 from NorthPort in a four-team trade.He has since played as a backup center for five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and has won six championships as part of the Beermen.
Milan I hope Cutrone finds a beautiful girlfriend so he can rest and make love – Gattuso Rob Lancaster 00:54 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Milan Serie A Milan v Sampdoria The in-form AC Milan striker must not get distracted by his achievements so far for the club, according to his coach AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso believes finding a “beautiful girlfriend so he can rest and make love” could be the key to Patrick Cutrone maintaining his hot streak in front of goal.With Nikola Kalinic out injured and Andre Silva struggling for form, the 20-year-old forward has stepped up to lead the line in recent weeks.AdChoices广告Cutrone has scored four goals in his last four outings in a Milan shirt, with his opener in the 3-0 win at Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday taking his tally for the season to 13 in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Gattuso, however, wants to ease the level of expectation surrounding a player who has already drawn comparisons to Rossoneri great Filippo Inzaghi.”We are taking it easy on Cutrone. He must not get distracted by the fact that he is the youngest player in Milan’s history to score that many goals,” he told the media.”He has to work and to rest. I hope he finds a beautiful girlfriend so he can rest and make love.”The in-form Cutrone looks likely to retain his place in Milan’s side for Sunday’s crucial Serie A clash with Sampdoria, who sit three points clear of their opponents in sixth place.The game pits Gattuso up against opposite number Marco Giampaolo – someone he knows well after the pair took their coaching badges at the same time.#Gattuso : “We are taking it easy on #Cutrone . He must not get distracted by the fact that he is the youngest player in #ACMilan ‘s history to score that many goals. He has to work and to rest. I hope he finds a beautiful girlfriend so he can rest and make love” #MilanSampdoria — AC Milan (@acmilan) February 17, 2018 “I won’t lie, I stole a lot of ideas from Giampaolo,” the former Italy international admitted in his pre-match news conference.”I know what a fine coach he is and am very worried, because this is a very difficult game in which we cannot make mistakes. If you make an error, Sampdoria will not let you get away with it.”It’s important we improve our performances and become more consistent. At times we’re too predictable, we lose the ball when dribbling out of defence and don’t develop our play.”Milan will be without Franck Kessie through suspension on Sunday, but Gattuso believes the hosts have adequate cover for the absent midfielder.”Both [Riccardo] Montolivo and [Manuel] Locatelli are good alternatives to Kessie. Montolivo has plenty of experience and quality, while Locatelli gives us freshness and extra depth,” he added.
ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches his team warm up before the game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The best bit in sports radio is The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz‘s “What He Looks Like Game.” Le Batard, Stugotz and Co., with the help of their listeners, try to come up with perfect descriptions of what people in sports look like. Some examples:Paxton Lynch looks like the old school Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo.Vin Scully looks like the one real human in a Disney movie filled with animated talking animals.Dan Gilbert looks like the guy who shaves in the locker room mirror at the gym while totally nude.They’ve come up with one for Jim Harbaugh and, Ohio State fans, it’s pretty perfect, right?Jim Harbaugh looks like the guy who yells at his wife in front of everyone when they lose at Pictionary on gamenight pic.twitter.com/Whz6ERQVAI— What He Looks Like (@WhatHeLooksLike) May 8, 2016He totally does.
Draymond Green’s playmaking PASSES TO SHOOTEREFG%QSQQSI Games 1-44945.953.9-8.0 Game 5856.353.9+2.3 Crunch time in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals wasn’t subtle. The Oklahoma City Thunder lost the ability to run even basic basketball plays — they had six turnovers in the last five minutes, with four coming in a disastrous two-minute stretch — and Kevin Durant, who has played masterful defense all series, spent the final possessions looking like an overgrown Tim Thomas. Klay Thompson carried the Golden State Warriors with a record-setting 11-for-18 performance from three, and Stephen Curry registered enough of a pulse to get the Warriors over the final hump. But just as important to the Warriors’ Game 6 win as those runs of inept or brilliant play was Draymond Green’s return to form.The Warriors are solid favorites to win Game 7 tonight: -7 at the sports books, 70 percent to win by ESPN Stats & Info’s Basketball Power Index and 68 percent to win by our CARM-Elo forecast. Plenty of factors will go into tonight’s result, including the reemergence of Curry’s shot and handle and the sustained defense of both teams (the Warriors contested 56 of 58 field goal attempts by Durant and Russell Westbrook in Game 6 and forced each to shoot under 40 eFG%, according to player-tracking data). Curry also seemed to begin to solve Durant switching onto him in Game 6. But the Warriors need Green to play in Game 7 like the all-world playmaker of the regular season and Game 6.Green was lively on offense and forceful on defense in Game 6 in ways he wasn’t in Games 3 and 4, both won by the Thunder. He pressured the ball high and made crucial stops in the fourth quarter after the Warriors went to their “Lineup of Death” with about six and a half minutes remaining remaining. And throughout the game, he created shots for the Warriors at a rate and of a quality that was more like his regular season performance, when he was one of the best playmakers in the league.Using player-tracking data from the NBA, we can show Green’s ups and downs as a playmaker. Here’s the qSQ (shot quality expressed as the predicted effective field goal percentage of a shot, as determined by factors like defender location and where the shot came from) and qSI (how much better shooters did than the qSQ prediction) for Green’s passes to shooters in the regular season, and in the Western Conference finals so far. Game 61471.454.1+17.3 Green’s regular season numbers are outstanding — at +5.6, he ranked fourth in the NBA1Among players who passed to shooters at least 500 times. in qSI (meaning his teammates made shots he created for them more than player-tracking data expected), edging out both Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul (each at 5.2). High qSI numbers stem from having good teammates, but just as much, they come from providing value on shots that still escapes the scope of player-tracking data. Mike Conley, for instance, was No. 1 in the league (+6.7) before he went out to injury, and his Memphis Grizzlies are stocked with guys who couldn’t hit the ocean from an aircraft carrier.You can see in the numbers that Green’s passes weren’t very effective early in the series, but you could see this in the games just as easily, particularly in Games 3 and 4. Partly this was due to Durant playing suffocating defense, but Green wasn’t driving, rolling to the rim or putting pressure on the defense in any of the ways that he typically does. The shot difficulty numbers are broadly the same, but this is a place where the numbers don’t tell the whole story, with many of Green’s passes coming a little mistimed or just slightly out of rhythm. The result was a bunch of possessions that looked like this: Green came to life somewhat in Game 5, but in Game 6 he was outstanding. It’s tempting to look at that massive qSI number and assume that Thompson simply shot the Holy Ghost out of the ball, inflating Green’s numbers. That’s a little true — eight of the 14 shots Green created went to Thompson, who hit four, including three of his threes — but Green also created many of those with pressure and timing. In other words, this wasn’t simply the difference between shooters making and missing shots, but a fundamental change in the quality of the shots, even if player-tracking data doesn’t quite catch it.Consider the fast break in the video below, where Green drives into Durant’s chest before passing off to Andre Iguodala. On a similar play in Game 4 (in the above video), he passed off before putting his body on Durant, allowing KD to recover and break up the play. Source: NBA player tracking data Regular season1,06162.056.4+5.6 If Golden State gets more plays like these out of Green in Game 7, the Warriors will be that much closer to regaining their peak form, and likely on their way back to the NBA Finals.
Add New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick’s name to the ever-growing list of people who consider themselves Ohio State fans. Or, at least, that’s the way his daughter sees it. Assistant women’s lacrosse coach Amanda Belichick, 27, said her father has become an OSU fan since she started coaching at OSU. She said it helps that her father also has close ties to OSU football coach Urban Meyer and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, now the defensive line coach at OSU. Many of her father’s former assistants have moved toward the college ranks. “I think with Bill O’Brien going to Penn State, he’s (her father) spreading his wings in the college world,” she said. “It’s great to see that Patriots connection out here.” While her father is known for being rather short with the media, Amanda Belichick, a graduate of Wesleyan University, spoke candidly about growing up as the daughter of an NFL coach. “People give him a hard time for not divulging too much information, but that’s, you know, not his job,” Amanda Belichick said. Growing up as the daughter as one of the most successful coaches in NFL history, one might assume that coaching would be a natural progression for Amanda Belichick. “I have a lot of memories of watching him breakdown film and drawing out plays and analyzing a game plan,” she said. But she said she hadn’t even considered coaching until after graduating from Wesleyan University in 2007 when she took a job coaching high school lacrosse, soccer and ice hockey at a boarding school in Connecticut. “I worked in the admissions office and it was kind of my full-time job,” she said. “What I loved about that job, and coaching was such a small part of it, was the coaching.” She stuck with lacrosse because it was something that she had been around her entire life. “We’ve always been a lacrosse family,” she said. “It’s been my passion, it’s one of his (her father) passions.” Amanda Belichick followed coach Alexis Venechanos to OSU from the University of Massachusetts where the pair helped lead the Minutewomen to an Atlantic-10 championship in 2010. Now that she is in coaching, having an NFL head coach for a father does have its advantages, she said. “I’ve really had an opportunity to work with him and talk about preparation and really evolve the way I prepare for my own, whether its practice or evaluating ourselves or evaluating our opponents,” she said. “Those are things that I’ve really been able to take from him.” But Amanda Belichick said her and her father’s relationship goes beyond coaching. “There are a lot of things that are personal that have nothing to do with sports that we can connect on,” she said. These topics include things like movies, books and a passion for history, she said. Amanda Belichick joked that during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, she can only reach her father in the very early morning or very late at night. She said during a week like this she understands he’s busy and never tries to hold him up. When the ball is kicked off Sunday from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Amanda Belichick said she will be watching with the same nervous excitement that she watches all her father’s big games with. “You want the best for your father and you want to see him be successful,” she said. “I know how hard he works. To see him go out and win games is great.” The Patriots organization and the OSU women’s lacrosse team did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. The Patriots and New York Giants will play in Super Bowl XLVI at 6:30 p.m., Sunday. Tight end Jake Ballard and center Jim Cordle are both former Buckeyes and are on the Giants’ active roster.
Auburn junior quarterback Nick Marshall (14) breaks a tackle during a game against Georgia Nov. 16 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn won, 43-38.Credit: Courtesy of MCTCollege football is funny.A sport that brings joy and despair to people across the country week in and week out, the game is particularly dubious on the final weekend of the regular season.Known as “Rivalry Weekend,” the final Saturday before the 2013 postseason did not disappoint either.From an Ohio State’s fan perspective, emotional highs and lows ensued from defeating archrival Michigan in Ann Arbor in thrilling fashion — picking off redshirt-junior Wolverine quarterback Devin Gardner in the end zone to deny Michigan the necessary two points that would give them the victory.Fans, players and the like were proud because the Buckeyes had just recorded their 24th straight win under coach Urban Meyer, but also turned their attention quickly to another rivalry game — The Iron Bowl.The same could be said for both myself and my colleagues at The Lantern, who had just left Michigan Stadium with the knowledge that No. 1 Alabama held a touchdown advantage over No. 4 Auburn. Upon tuning into the game on the radio and hearing that the Tigers had tied it up with 32 seconds to go, we made the correct decision to U-turn into the closest restaurant with a TV (Red Robin) because seeing if the unthinkable could happen — The Crimson Tide no longer rolling — was something we could not miss.All year, OSU has been slotted behind the top-ranked Tide and No. 2 Florida State, who had already taken care of business against rival Florida earlier in the day to finish regular season play unbeaten. So, if the Buckeyes were to even get a chance to compete for the final BCS National Championship, ‘Bama was going to need to either fall Saturday or next week in the SEC Title game. It seems unthinkable that an undefeated OSU would be left out of the national championship game, but because of the national perspective of the Big Ten as second tier to other conferences like the SEC, the possibility was at its highest point.Then lightning struck.While we were waiting to order our food, the referees put one second back on the clock, giving Alabama a chance to save its unbeaten season in regulation. Alabama coach Nick Saban turned to redshirt-freshman kicker Adam Griffith to attempt a 57-yard field goal for the win. Griffith’s attempt was short, Auburn senior cornerback Chris Davis retrieved it, and returned it 100 yards for the game-winning touchdown.Red Robin, filled with members of Buckeye Nation, exploded — and I couldn’t help myself but join in on the excitement.With a win against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game, the Buckeyes — barring any sort of BCS catastrophe that will allow a one-loss Auburn team to jump them in the rankings — will be heading to Pasadena, Calif., in early 2014 in search of the program’s eighth national championship.In a mere four hours, Buckeye fans went from holding their breath when Gardner took the snap on the two-point play, to extreme jubilation when Alabama’s undefeated season was no more. Suddenly, seeing OSU back at the top of the sport is a very real possibility.As a journalist writing on deadline for the OSU-Michigan game, the last half of The Game’s fourth quarter brought stress to both my fingers and head.But as a college football fan, rivalry weekend proved once again why the sport is tough to be topped.