2008 World All Schools Tournament

first_imgA massive 262 touch football teams will be converging on White Hills Reserve Brisbane for the 4th World All Schools Tournament. The tournament will be held from Thursday 9 October until Sunday 12 October.  This is the second time the tournament will be held in Brisbane, after the city hosted the second tournament in 2003. Singapore hosted the tournament in 2006, with Southport, Queensland the first ever host in 2001.last_img

In The Spotlight – Peta Rogerson

first_imgIn the twentieth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Peta Rogerson, speaks about the biggest influences on her Touch Football career and what it means to her to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup.  Name: Peta RogersonNickname: Skeet Age: 29Affiliate: Kawana, Sunshine Coast  Occupation: Physical Education Teacher  Position: Middle  Debut for Australia: 2005 All Nations in New ZealandCareer highlights so far: World Cup win in South Africa  How you got involved in Touch Football:  Started playing at school and in a local comp with my dad.  Favourite player: It’s hard to name one – I love playing with Casey Clark, Hayley Rogerson and Mary Steele.  What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It is an amazing feeling to represent your country and the World Cup is the pinnacle tournament for the sport. It is very special.  Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My husband is very good at critiquing my game and is always there to help me train. Craig Morrow (coach of the Queensland Pride, Sunshine Coast and Colts) has also helped me develop as a player.  Favourite sporting moment: I have two. 1) winning the World Cup in South Africa, 2) winning the Brisbane season for the first time (we had many years of getting knocked out in the semi’s – made it that more special).What do you know about Scotland: It’s cold and wet! But very pretty! Any superstitions: Not really, I do like a hot shower and good stretch before heading out to the fields and I have learnt that I play better when I am more relaxed so usually try to have a bit of a laugh with someone during the warm up.Funniest Australian teammate: Rebecca Tavo always makes me laugh. Favourite quote: “Winning does not happen out on the stadium field in front of a huge crowd, it happens in your local park when it’s raining and you are by yourself training.” Any travel plans for after World Cup: My family is coming over to watch, so will do a couple of days relaxing with them after the comp and then travelling around Scotland, Ireland and England for three weeks with my husband – can’t wait. Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 34 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign by clicking on the following links:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

Aussies undefeated after day one

first_imgAustralia has bounced back from their 2013 series loss with three wins on day one of the 2014 Trans Tasman Series in Mudgee. Aussies impress in first Mixed GameAustralia has bounced back from their 2013 series loss in game one of the 2014 Trans Taman, with a comprehensive 10-2 win over New Zealand. Winger Yasmin Meakes impressed, scoring three touchdowns on debut, with debutants scoring six of the 10 touchdowns. Australia got off to a flying start, scoring the first three touchdowns before New Zealand got on the board, with Australia taking a handy 5-1 lead into the half-time break. Australia picked up where they left off in the second half, scoring another five touchdowns to New Zealand’s one to take the first game of the series. The two teams will meet in game two of the series at 1.00pm on Saturday. You can watch it live here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBbEv7F35Ug AUSTRALIA 10 (Yasmin Meakes 3, Kristy Brennan 2, Samantha Rodgers, Dean Springfield, Simon Lang, Justin Mitchell, Cameron Nicholls) defeated NEW ZEALAND 2.Australia takes out gutsy win to claim first Women’s Open gameThe Australian Women’s Open team have fought hard to take out a two touchdown win over New Zealand in the opening match of the series, 8-6. Locked up at 6-all with minutes remaining, two quick touchdowns to Australia in the dying minutes saw them take a 1-0 series lead. Birthday girl, Kimberley Sue See starred for the Australians, scoring three touchdowns in her debut, which also doubled as her 18th birthday. The Australians got out to a great start, taking an early 2-0 lead following a double to Sue See in the early exchanges. The New Zealanders hit back to trail by one at half-time, 4-3, before clawing back in the opening set of the second half to level the game at 4-all. Australia got out to a 6-4 lead, before New Zealand again levelled the game at six touchdowns-a-piece. Maddison Studdon’s second touchdown of the game gave her side a 7-6 lead and when Sarah Spacie scored just before the siren the home side had gone one up in the series. Match highlights here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC7pgqpMNMs The two sides will meet again at 2.15pm on Saturday afternoon and you can watch it live here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgSGNxhAVwAUSTRALIA 8 (Kimberley Sue See 3, Maddison Studdon 2, Danielle Davis, Catherine Sargent, Sarah Spacie) defeated NEW ZEALAND 6. Aussies make it three from three on day oneThe Australian Men’s Open team made it a perfect night for the home side, with their 10-6 win making it three wins from the games on day one. Debutant Tim Good scored three touchdowns as did the returning Sam Brisby, to help the side take the early advantage in the best of three series. New Zealand was on the scoreboard early, scoring in the first set, before Australia hit back with two touchdowns to take a 2-1 lead. New Zealand made it 2-all shortly after, before a second touchdown to both Good and Brisby gave the Aussies a two touchdown lead at the half-time break, 4-2. The sides exchanged touchdowns early in the second half, with the Kiwis trailing by one touchdown, 5-4, before touchdowns to Stuart Brierty and Drumayne Dayberg-Muir gave the Aussies a 6-4 lead. Australia then extended its lead to three touchdowns and then four, to take the game 10-6. Match highlights here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2GhaGwVcPU The two sides will meet again tomorrow at 3.30pm in game two of the series – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-QWCrAwVWs AUSTRALIA 10 (Tim Good 3, Sam Brisby 3, Drumayne Dayberg-Muir 2, Stuart Brierty, Steve Roberts) defeated NEW ZEALAND 6. Related LinksAussies Undefeatedlast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepo

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Adams happy for matchwinner Djenepoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Che Adams is happy for Moussa Djenepo over his goalscoring form.Djenepo, who also joined in the summer, bagged his second goal of the campaign to give Saints a win over Sheffield United.Having already produced two match-winning strikes, Adams is backing the £14m winger to be a success on the south coast.Adams explained: “He does it in training all the time. We know what he can bring and that’s why the manager brought him into a more attacking role.“From when he stepped in the door, you could see he has the ability and that’s why the club signed him.“It’s important if you’re an attacking player, you need to be able to cause opposing teams problems and he’s shown that.“I think he will be a massive player for us, he’s an attacking threat, and that’s what we need. He will help us in the league.” last_img read more

Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire Drops Cryptic Tweet About Upcoming QB Battle

first_imgMalik Zaire pictured in a kitchen.Notre Dame will have a quarterback competition this off-season between redshirt sophomore Malik Zaire and incumbent Everett Golson. Both players played well in the program’s Music City Bowl win over LSU, and each candidate brings a different skill set to the table. In order to play a high-profile position such as quarterback at Notre Dame, one needs to have an abundance of self-confidence. If his Twitter this morning is any indication, Zaire is very confident in his own abilities.Never apologize for being confident in yourself.— Malik Zaire (@LuckyLefty8) March 5, 2015If you think you should have my spot. Play me for it. -KD— Malik Zaire (@LuckyLefty8) March 5, 2015The second tweet is a quote from NBA superstar Kevin Durant in regards to criticism that he was unworthy of a starting spot in this year’s All-Star game after missing time due to injury. Zaire seems ready to bring it on the field, and he should be a formidable competitor for Golson at the very least.last_img read more

AP Poll Features Many Changes After Wild Week 5

first_imgThe AP poll shows rankings 2 through 4 for week 6. taylor decker urban meyerTwitter/@TDeck68Saturday’s action, which featured losses by four of the top eight teams in last week’s AP Poll, turned the college football world on its head. Ole Miss, which sat at No. 3 following a big win in Tuscaloosa two weeks ago, lost in The Swamp to Florida, while Notre Dame, UCLA, and Georgia all fell. As expected, Clemson and Alabama, who beat the Fighting Irish and Bulldogs respectively, are among the biggest climbers at the top of this week’s Top 25. Undefeated Ohio State remains atop the poll after a very close win against Indiana in Bloomington, but a number of teams are gaining some serious momentum this season.Here is the full AP Top 25:1. Ohio State2. TCU3. Baylor4. Michigan State5. Utah6. Clemson7. LSU8. Alabama9. Texas A&M10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Florida State13. Northwestern14. Ole Miss15. Notre Dame 16. Stanford17. USC 18. Michigan19. Georgia20. UCLA21. Oklahoma State22. Iowa23. Cal24. Toledo25. Boise StateHere is last week’s AP Poll, and this week’s Coaches Poll, for comparison. How did the writers do this week?last_img read more

South Carolina’s Will Muschamp Takes Shot At Michigan

first_imgWill Muschamp fired up after a call.COLUMBIA, SC – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Will Muschamp of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts after a call during their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has really stirred the pot when it comes to satellite football camps and the SEC, sparking constant debate through the early months of 2016. So when head coaches of the SEC gathered for spring meetings Tuesday, it should come as no surprise it was once again a hot topic. But it was more than just Nick Saban banging on his podium during a heated rant – South Carolina’s Will Muschamp got in on the fun, too. So when the topic of Michigan camping in Florida was brought up by media members, Muschamp felt the perfect way to respond was to take a jab at Michigan, the state. 3HL 1045 The Zone and CoachingSearch.com’s Chris Vannini were on the scene and share these quotes on Twitter.Muschamp on Michigan, “It’s only nice about 3 months a year up there.” pic.twitter.com/DQslHfIOhz— #3HL (@3HL1045) May 31, 2016Will Muschamp on Harbaugh spring trip: “Have you ever been in Michigan in March? I’d go to Florida, too.”— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) April 4, 2016Shots fired. This won’t be the last we hear on the topic.[Diehard Sport]last_img read more

Steve Spurrier Named Ambassador, Consultant For Florida Athletics

first_imgSteve Spurrier seen on College GameDayTwitter/@PickSixPreviewsWhen Steve Spurrier resigned as South Carolina’s head coach midseason last year, there were many who believed that at some point, in some form, he’d head back to his alma mater – Florida – to finish up his career. It turns out they were right.Steve Spurrier will serve as an ambassador and consultant for Florida athletics, per UF release.— David Ubben (@davidubben) July 29, 2016Spurrier, who played quarterback for the Gators from 1963-1966, won a Heisman Trophy and later coached the program for 12 seasons, is headed back to Gainesville. Florida has announced that Spurrier will be an Ambassador and a Consultant for the Florida athletic department. Here’s more from AD Jeremy Foley, via Florida’s official website:“It’s a great day for the Gator Nation to be able to welcome Coach Spurrier back home,” Foley said. “He has served as a tremendous ambassador to the University and the athletic department for 50-plus years and it’s only fitting that at this point in his career, he is back in Gainesville. Being a Gator has always meant so much to Coach Spurrier, but it means just as much to us have him come home.”Spurrier began his college head coaching career at Duke, posting a 20-13-1 record from 1987-1989. After coaching the Gators for 12 seasons, during which he won a national title, he tried his hand in the NFL, coaching the Washington Redskins for two seasons. He later returned to the college ranks in 2005, spending 11 years as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier retired from coaching after six games this past season.Last month, Florida announced that it would be naming its football field in Spurrier’s honor.In 26 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Spurrier posted a 228-89-2 record with one national title – in 1996. His teams finished ranked in the top ten of the AP Poll 13 times.last_img read more

Robben gives advice to Bayern target Hudson-Odoi

first_imgArjen Robben believes Chelsea teen Callum Hudson-Odoi needs to take his “chance” amid interest in Bayern Munich to acquire the attacker.Hudson-Odoi’s future has come under speculation as his lack of playing time with the Blues has made the teenager hesitant to renew his contract, which expires in 2020.There is a thought Hudson-Odoi could follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho, who departed Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund and has become one of the most productive players in the Bundesliga at age 18. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Bayern Munich has looked to pounce, as Goal understands the reigning Bundesliga champions have tabled four bids for Hudson-Odoi, the latest worth £35 million ($45m) for the 18-year-old winger.That fee would indicate Bayern see Hudson-Odoi as a player who can contribute right away and Robben, who will be departing the German club at the end of the season, thinks that when an opportunity to comes along, it behooves a player of the youngster’s talent to take it.“He is one of the best (young players) in Europe,” Robben told beIN Sports. “You are better off getting your chance and if you get that chance then you have to take it.“For young players, it’s always the same. First, you have to take the big step to achieve it. Become a professional football player at the highest level, get into the first team, get your place.“Then, second, which can be more important, what’s sometimes missing is that you have to stay there. Staying there is often more difficult than actually becoming a footballer in the first place.“You have to to prove it, game after game, season after season and don’t be happy.”Don’t just be happy when you achieve something little or small.”Chelsea have been fighting hard to keep hold of Hudson-Odoi, with manager Maurizio Sarri saying he thinks it would be best for the teen to remain at Chelsea.In addition, Goal can confirm the Blues will report Bayern to FIFA if they find evidence the Bundesliga champions made an illegal approach to Hudson-Odoi.An illegal approach would constitute contacting the player, family or their representatives without the permission of the team that holds their registration.last_img read more

Liverpool’s Elliott apologises for ‘immature and senseless’ video

first_imgLiverpool’s new teenage signing Harvey Elliott has apologised via social media following the publication of a video in which he appeared to mock Tottenham star Harry Kane.The 16-year-old, who only joined the Reds from Fulham on Sunday, posted the video of himself on Snapchat some time ago impersonating Kane in a derogatory representation of the Spurs centre-forward – with the clip causing public backlash after spreading online.Elliott used his Instagram account to condemn his behavour, insisting he was “truly sorry” for the actions which “do not represent who I am as a person”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video of me currently circulating on the internet,” Elliott said on his Instagram story .”The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual but I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless.”I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up, and I am truly sorry.”Elliott earned his move from the Cottagers to Anfield after a season in which he became the youngest ever Premier League player following his introduction for Fulham as a substitute against Wolves in May at the age of 16 years and 30 days.He was rushed straight into Liverpool’s squad for Sunday’s 3-0 friendly loss against Napoli, where he showed his confidence and talent in an impressive 12 minute cameo.HIs manager Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for the youngster’s first appearance in a Reds shirt, hailing him as a “fine footballer”.”That’s why he is here. I could say so many positive things about the boy, we signed him, he came here, he decided for us and could have gone pretty much everywhere but he wanted to be part of Liverpool,” Klopp said.”Now he is here so let’s work with him. He needs game time, we will see where he gets that but he is obviously a fine, fine footballer and that’s why we were really interested.”Elliott also came on in the second half during the Reds’ 3-1 win over Lyon on Wednesday and on several occasions worked his way into quality positions against the Ligue 1 club’s defence.The England under-17 international has been likened to Gareth Bale in both playing style and appearance, with his wonderfully-gifted left foot and top knot hairstyle. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Why Urban Meyer Is Playing Tate Martell vs. Michigan State

first_imgTate Martell runs for Ohio State vs. Rutgers.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Tate Martell #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free on a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell hasn’t been used much by the Buckeyes this season. That’s something head coach Urban Meyer appears to want to change heading down the stretch of the regular season.Meyer told reporters this week that he knows Martell is craving the chance to get onto the field.“I love Tate. He’s a competitor,” Meyer said this week.“He’s frustrated and he wants to play. He’s frustrated, and I used that the other day in a press conference, frustrated in that he wants to play, not frustrated in being defiant or anything like that. But he’s a great kid, a competitive guy and there might be some Tate showing up soon and we’ve just go to — he’s been practicing very hard.”Tate is getting the chance to play today.Ohio State has gone with the backup quarterback at times against Michigan State this afternoon, but it wasn’t Meyer making a change at quarterback.This was Ohio State going to some special Tate Martell-specific packages that are run-focused. Martell likely won’t be throwing too many passes today or in the future this season, but his running ability is a major threat.247Sports wondered if Ohio State might be saving some special stuff for the Michigan game, too.Imagine this: it’s second-and-five from the 15-yard line against Michigan on Nov. 24. Because it’s so hard to get into the red zone against the Wolverines’ stout defense, the Buckeye want to make sure they convert their opportunities. In comes Tate Martell from the sideline and all of a sudden there’s a buzz from the crowd and a run threat at quarterback that the Maize and Blue did not prepare for.That’s just an example, but it’s possible and likely the coaching staff has continued to work with Martell on certain packages all year, waiting for the right time to use it. Could they have done so against Purdue to possibly avoid the team’s one blemish on the season? Yes, and in retrospect, that probably would have been a good idea. But Ohio State knows it can’t afford a loss to Michigan and Martell’s unexpected insertion at the right times could be just the thing to throw off the country’s best defense.It’s certainly something to watch out for moving forward.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Paul Finebaum Has A Message For Jim Harbaugh

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has not beaten Ohio State since arriving in Ann Arbor, Mich. three-plus years ago. That losing streak doesn’t appear to be coming to an end against the Buckeyes this afternoon.Ohio State has dominated Michigan through three-plus quarters despite entering the game as a sizable underdog.It’s Ohio State 48, Michigan 25 with about 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter.For Jim Harbaugh, to put it simply, this is not good.This is Harbaugh’s best Michigan team and this season Ohio State has been as disappointing as it’s been under Urban Meyer. If Harbaugh is unable to pull out a major comeback this afternoon, it would be a massive blow to the Wolverines’ program.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has a message for Harbaugh and Co.“This has been stunningly embarrassing for Jim Harbaugh,” he tweeted.This has been stunningly embarrassing for Jim Harbaugh.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 24, 2018There’s still some time left, at least. Perhaps Harbaugh and his Wolverines can pull out a crazy comeback.Ohio State and Michigan are playing on FOX.last_img read more

Jack Nicklaus Congratulates Urban Meyer On Retirement

first_imgCOLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 28: Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is lead to the field to dot the i in Ohio formed by the marching band during the half-time show at Ohio Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)As upset as many Buckeyes fans were (and might be for a while) over head coach Urban Meyer retiring after the Rose Bowl Game, at least one Ohio State legend is greeting Meyer in retirement with open arms.On Friday, 18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus took to Twitter to congratulate Meyer on a successful career and wished him good luck in retirement.“Want to congratulate & wish @OSUCoachMeyer well in retirement! Urban, my friend, you came to @OhioStateFB with tremendous credentials & you only enhanced those while there (83-9 in 7 seasons!). And then you finish it off with a great win in your first @rosebowlgame.Now on to other things in life. While Barbara & I know you and Shelley will enjoy life away from the field, we also know you will do whatever you can to help grow @OhioStAthletics and Buckeye Nation! Go Bucks”Nicklaus jokingly recommended that Meyer use the time to work on his golf game.Now on to other things in life. While Barbara & I know you and Shelley will enjoy life away from the field, we also know you will do whatever you can to help grow @OhioStAthletics and Buckeye Nation!Go Bucks‼️p.s. You can now seriously work on your golf game. ? pic.twitter.com/pbTmSnOvh1— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) January 3, 2019Meyer retires having gone 83-9 as head coach of the Buckeyes, and 187-32 overall in stints with Bowling Green, Utah, and Florida.His tenure includes seven division titles, three Big Ten conference titles, and the first-ever College Football Playoff national championship title.With the 28-23 win over Washington in the Rose Bowl earlier this week, Meyer added four bowl wins to the Ohio State trophy cabinet.last_img read more

ESPN Releases Updated Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 Poll

first_imgtrevor lawrence throws a pass during alabama-clemsonnSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The 2019 college football regular season is still more than six months away. However, ESPN has decided to update its way-too-early Top 25 poll.The first version of these rankings came out immediately following Clemson’s win over Alabama in the national title game. Now, with NFL Draft decisions and transfer situations being sorted out, ESPN has updated its top 25.The biggest jump comes from Oklahoma, which was No. 6 in the rankings following the national championship game. The Sooners vaulted past Georgia, Ohio State and Notre Dame into the third spot this time around.The major reason? Landing Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts as a grad transfer, which should soften the blow from losing Kyler Murray to the NFL.Michigan and Oregon also sneak up a few spots and land in the top 10. The Ducks should benefit greatly from quarterback Justin Herbert’s decision to return to school.Stanford and Iowa also make their debuts in these rankings after missing out the last time.Here’s the full updated way-too-early top 25:ClemsonAlabamaOklahomaGeorgiaOhio StateNotre DameTexasFloridaMichiganOregonTexas A&MLSUWashington StateUCFSyracusePenn StateWashingtonUtahNorthwesternStanfordWisconsinIowaAuburnNebraskaArmyYou can view the full poll, including team breakdowns, here.The 2019 season will be here before you know it.last_img read more

Nebraska Football Wants To Schedule Colorado More, And Other Former Big 12 Rivals

first_imgScott Frost coaching at Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers approaches the sidelines in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)As former members of the Big Eight and later the Big 12, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Colorado Buffaloes played each other regularly over the course of 60 years. Having been a part of that rivalry when he was a Nebraska player, Huskers head coach Scott Frost apparently wants to bring the Nebraska-Colorado rivalry back, among other former conference series.In an interview with the Denver Post, Frost and Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos stated that they want to add Colorado to the team’s permanent rotation of opponents. This past year, the two teams met on the football field for the first time since both schools left the Big 12. Colorado won the game 33-28Frost stated that he is eager to see Nebraska play against a Power 5 opponent regularly, and would like it to be a part of the old rivalry. The two teams are slated to play again in 2019, with Colorado hosting this time. After that, the two teams won’t play each other until a home-and-home series in 2023 and 2024.“I’d love to see us, if we’re going to play one Power 5 non-conference (game), to have it be one of the old Big Eight rivals,” the Huskers football coach told The Denver Post. “It’s great playing teams like Colorado.”Moos said that he wants to further expand on Nebraska’s non-conference slate against Power 5 schools by adding other former Big Eight rivals such as Missouri of the SEC and a trio of Big 12 schools like Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State.“What Scott and I would really like to do, for our home-and-home series — we’d have to go out a ways or drop some games — is play our rivals from the Big Eight days,” Moos explained. “Then we’ve got a presence in three conferences: the SEC (Missouri), the Pac-12 (Colorado), and the Big 12. So that’s all good, and those rivalries are strong with us.“I’ve learned about the Colorado (rivalry). I’d like to get it into a rotation with some of the schools I’ve just mentioned. And they may not be interested; we haven’t really talked — not (so much) CU, but to the Kansas schools and all that. I think there are a lot of pluses. Again, it’s easy for the fans to get to Boulder and we’ve got players on our roster from Colorado, and it’s a good recruiting base for us, so I think there’s a lot of upside.”As of now, the Cornhuskers have only some of their former Big Eight foes scheduled for non-conference games.In addition to the aforementioned games against Colorado, they have a home-and-home series against Oklahoma in 2021 and 2022, and another series against the Sooners in 2029 and 2030.It may be a while before Nebraska gets its wish at adding more former rivals to the schedule. The earliest year where the school has an opening for a non-conference opponent is 2023.[Denver Post]last_img read more

Baker Mayfield Offers Up His Advice For Jalen Hurts

first_imgQuarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs 54-48 in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after losing to the Georgia Bulldogs 54-48 in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)For the past two seasons the Oklahoma Sooners have held claim to the Heisman Trophy winner. Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray won the award during their final seasons in college football.Next up for the Sooners is Jalen Hurts, who made the decision to transfer from Alabama after three seasons.Hurts isn’t expected to win the Heisman Trophy, but fans in Oklahoma should have high hopes for him. After all, Lincoln Riley’s system should do wonders for the dual-threat quarterback.While playing under Riley is enough to revitalize Hurts’ career, the former Alabama quarterback received some advice this week from Mayfield. “I’d say it’s the same thing I told Kyler: Be himself. He doesn’t need to try and do anything we did,” Mayfield said. “He needs to do his game, and that’s good enough. There’s a reason he’s here and there’s a reason he’s a national champion.”Check it out:Baker Mayfield’s advice to Jalen Hurts.”Be himself. He doesn’t need to try and do anything we did. He needs to do his game, and that’s good enough. There’s a reason he’s here and there’s a reason he’s a national champion.”#OUDNA | #BoomerSoonerpic.twitter.com/3NvAddYfi4— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) June 19, 2019Mayfield did make a few solid points, specifically when referring to Hurts as a national champion.Hurts led Alabama to the College Football Playoff in his first two seasons, but Nick Saban ultimately went with Tua Tagovailoa in 2018.The Sooners needed a replacement for Murray, and it’s safe to say Hurts is a worthy successor to the No. 1 overall pick.We’ll see if Hurts can keep Oklahoma contending in the Big 12 this fall.last_img read more

Now you don’t have to wait for Redmi 6A, Xiaomi puts it on open sale

first_img Amritanshu Mukherjee undefinedJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 13:07 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi offers up to Rs 2,200 cashback on Jio and 100GB of additional 4G data.Consumers interested in the Redmi 6A will no more have to wait to get their hands on their smartphone.The Redmi 6A will be available on Mi.com and Amazon.in starting January 12.The Redmi 6A is Xiaomi’s most affordable smartphone in the country. And according to IDC’s report, it is also the bestselling smartphone in India since it launched, treading on the footprints of its predecessor, i.e. Redmi 5A. Therefore, it’s obvious that the Redmi 6A is one of the most important smartphones for Xiaomi this year to lead the charts and keep the cash registers flowing. The only obstruction to Xiaomi’s smooth sailing towards success is its flash sale model for the Redmi 6A. Xiaomi is now getting rid of this obstruction by putting the Redmi 6A on open sale.In a recent tweet, Xiaomi announced that they will be putting the Redmi 6A on open sale. This means that consumers will be able to buy the Redmi 6A without waiting for flash sales. The Redmi 6A will be available on Mi.com and Amazon.in starting January 12. Previously, the Redmi 6A was available under the flash sale model and was put on sale in limited numbers. With the open sale, consumers interested in the Redmi 6A will no more have to wait to get their hands on their smartphone.The Redmi 6A is Xiaomi’s most affordable smartphone currently. Two variants of the smartphone exist, with the base version sporting 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and the high-end version sporting 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. The base version now starts at Rs 5,999 while the variant with 32GB storage sells for Rs 6,999. Xiaomi is offering special deals on the Redmi 6A on Mi.com, wherein buyers can avail up to Rs 2,200 cashback on Jio and 100GB of additional 4G data.advertisementThe Redmi 6A is Xiaomi’s entry-level smartphone. To recall, the Redmi 6A is the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature MediaTek chipsets after a long while. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio A22 chipset and is accompanied by 2GB RAM as standard. The phone comes in two storage variants – 16GB and 32GB. It sports a large 5.45-inch HD LCD display. For the optics, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, both assisted by AI algorithms. It also features face unlock for verification. The smartphone is powered by a 3000mAh battery and comes with a 5W charger. The phone is available in blue, gold, rose gold and black.ALSO READ | Redmi with Snapdragon 855: Affordable next-gen flagship Xiaomi for Rs 26,000ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you should knowALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi TV 4X Pro 55-inch quick review: Subtle changes that matterGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow androidFollow SmartphoneFollow Amazon Now you don’t have to wait for Redmi 6A, Xiaomi puts it on open saleThe Redmi 6A is now available for purchase on Mi.com and Amazon.in from January 12. Xiaomi also slashed prices of the smartphone across all variants.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Inzamam-ul-Haq could double up as Pakistan’s batting coach ahead of World Cup

first_imgInzamam-ul-Haq could double up as Pakistan’s batting coach ahead of World CupPakistan’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is presently in South Africa with the team for the ODI series, has shown interest in working full-time with the national team players.advertisement Press Trust of India KarachiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 17:35 IST File Photo: Inzamam-ul-Haq has shown interest in working full-time with the national team players (Photo tweeted by @lahoreqalandars)HIGHLIGHTSFormer captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is currently Pakistan’s chief selectorInzaman played 120 Tests and over 300 one day Internationals for PakistanInzaman had a short stint as batting consultant with the Pakistan team in 2012Pakistan’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq could end up doubling up as the national team’s batting consultant in the upcoming World Cup in England. Inzamam, who is presently in South Africa with the team for the ODI series, has shown interest in working full-time with the national team players.”He has already got involved with the team in South Africa and is attending their nets,” a reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said.”Inzamam could be the next batting coach/consultant of the team before the World Cup as the board is not satisfied with the performance of batting coach, Grant Flower who has been with the team since the last World Cup,” he said.The source said that the selection committee and senior officials in the board were concerned about the decline in the batsmen’s consistency.Inzamam, a veteran of 120 Tests and over 300 one day Internationals, has specially flown to South Africa after Pakistan were whitewashed in the three-match Test series with some dreadful batting collapses.Earlier, in the home series against New Zealand in the UAE, Pakistan suffered dramatic batting collapses which led to two Test defeats and the loss of the series.Inzamam has already had a short stint as batting consultant with the Pakistan team before it went to India in 2012-13 but he and the board couldn’t agree to a permanent contract over financial issues.Former Test captain Asif Iqbal has also called for the coaching staff of the national team to be held accountable for the team’s poor performances.advertisement”We always hear the players getting blamed for any poor show but what about the coaching panel. Are they also not responsible? If our batsmen are constantly making the same mistakes and not improving, it indicates a failure of the batting coach to deliver,” Iqbal said.Also Read | Sarfraz Ahmed personally apologises to Phehlukwayo for racist commentsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Inzamam-ul-Haqlast_img read more

Shakib relates to Dhoni’s outburst at umpires: I did the same in Nidahas Trophy

first_img Press Trust of India HyderabadApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 17:03 IST MS Dhoni was fuming at the on-field umpire’s call in the final over of the RR vs CSK match (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for his recent outburst at the umpiresDhoni breached the Players’ Code of Conduct entering the field to challenge an umpire’s decision”It happened at the heat of the moment,” Shakib said while defending Dhoni’s actionBangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could relate to Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s recent outburst at the umpire during an IPL encounter as he was in former India captain’s shoes exactly 13 months back during an international T20 encounter against Sri Lanka.In a rare public show of anger, Dhoni breached the Players’ Code of Conduct entering the field of play to challenge one of the umpires Ulhas Gandhe after he signalled no-ball only to backtrack at the insistence of square leg umpire Bruce Oxenford. Dhoni was let off with a light penalty of 50 percent match fees.”I did the same thing in Nidahas Trophy. I can’t make any comments on that,” Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Shakib told reporters on the eve of their next game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.He was referring to a Nidahas Trophy encounter against Sri Lanka where a no-ball decision had irked him and he wanted his players to pull-out before changing his mind. Once the match was over, there was an ugly altercation between players of the both teams and dressing rooms were damaged.”It happened at the heat of the moment and it shows how passionate you are as a cricketer. How much you want to win for your team,” Shakib tried to rationalise Dhoni’s behaviour which was certainly out of line.Hyderabad’s performance has been patchy this year and Shakib pointed that there are areas of concern in all three departments.”We have not been as good at the death as earlier years. We have conceded a lot of runs in the final three overs. We have the quality and we are working to minimise the damage. Also the middle-order has not fired but there is a lot of talent and we can inflict a damage on the opposition,” said Shakib.advertisementOn personal front, Shakib is disappointed that he is not playing but he admitted that all the four overseas players (David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi) have performed.”All the overseas players are doing really well. It is disappointing but you need to understand the situation. Very difficult for team management. I need to remain fit and be ready. Also World Cup is coming up and so there is lot of motivation and when my turn comes I grab it with both hands. I have been training more than I used to do earlier,” said Shakib.David Warner has been brilliant and Shakib said they never felt that he was away.”He is a great ambassador for the Sunrisers. It’s not easy to come back after a year and it shows how strong he is mentally. We never felt he was away. Last year, he kept in touch with us and encouraged us throughout,” said Shakib.Also Read | MS Dhoni’s outburst at umpire in RR vs CSK match probably not right: Jos ButtlerAlso Read | MS Dhoni lucky to get away with small fine: Sanjay Manjrekar on IPL 2019 no-ball rowAlso Read | MS Dhoni was fired up by the way no-ball decision was handled, says FlemingFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow shakib al hasanFollow MS DhoniFollow IPL 2019Follow RR vs CSK Shakib relates to Dhoni’s outburst at umpires: I did the same in Nidahas TrophyShakib Al Hasan referred to a Nidahas Trophy encounter against Sri Lanka last year where a no-ball decision had irked him and he wanted his players to pull-out before changing his mind.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Pressure on England as Bangladesh seeks another CWC upset

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Pressure on England as Bangladesh seeks another CWC upsetWorld Cup 2019: England will take on Bangladesh in the 12th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Saturday. England have only lost thrice at Cardiff.advertisement Associated Press CardiffJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 12:56 IST Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by three wickets in a close encounter. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland had lost their last World Cup match against PakistanBangladesh pulled off an upset over South Africa in their World Cup openerBangladesh had ousted England from the 2015 edition of World CupIt was a humiliating Cricket World Cup loss to Bangladesh that set the wheels in motion for a virtual reboot of English cricket.Four years later, England is playing the Tigers again on the biggest stage in 50-over cricket and the consequences of another defeat could be just as telling.Heading into the third of its nine group games, England the host nation and pre-tournament favorite is already under pressure after an unexpected loss to Pakistan in Nottingham on Monday.A potential two losses in three matches was certainly not in the script for the world’s top-ranked ODI team so England must show some nerve against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday to get its World Cup ambitions back on track.”It is going to be a difficult game,” England captain Eoin Morgan said Friday on a wet day in the Welsh capital. “They are a good side. I think people underestimate them. We certainly don’t.”And why would they? After all, Bangladesh has beaten England at the last two World Cups, first in Chittagong in 2011 and then at the Adelaide Oval in 2015 in a result that guaranteed England would be eliminated at the group stage.Many overlooked Bangladesh’s improvement in world cricket and treated that loss as an all-time low in the English game. The response by the England and Wales Cricket Board was to channel most of its focus on the one-day format, which meant the hiring of Trevor Bayliss a coach with a proven record in the white-ball format and the introduction of an overall strategy where the test and limited-overs teams were separated.advertisementEngland became an aggressive, positive, risk-taking ODI team that has soared to the top of the rankings and made it the side to beat at the World Cup.Yet the loss to Pakistan, and the specter of a match and possibly another defeat against a Bangladesh lineup that has given England so much World Cup heartache, has suddenly thrown up some concerns.For Morgan, however, it is business as usual.”We’ve remained in a head space where we believe we can still win the game,” he said, “and that shows, probably a lot more to us than to our supporters. They see an exciting team the majority of the time and when we lose games, we want to see character. We want to see another side of our game.”England’s players have used the five-day gap between fixtures to get away from the tournament. Morgan went back home to spend some time with the family and watch some horse-racing.Their Bangladesh counterparts will know they can put a supposed thoroughbred in real trouble by earning a famous win in Cardiff, though.They’ve started the World Cup well, outclassing South Africa in an opening victory and then falling to a two-wicket loss to New Zealand on Wednesday in the most exciting match of the tournament so far.Bangladesh is no longer the minnow it once was and has more caps in the team than England has. It is a gnarled, experienced lineup that can beat anyone.”I think this is one of the best teams England have ever produced, especially in the World Cup. I think still they are in the right way, winning matches, and they are in good touch,” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said Friday.”But, on the other hand, obviously I know there was a little bit of pressure that the people are expecting that England will take the trophy this time.”England could drop legspinner Adil Rashid and replace him with Liam Plunkett, who lost his place to fellow paceman Mark Wood for the Pakistan game. That would give England an attack mostly filled with seamers on what could be a heavy wicket with a bit of grass.There is no danger of Bangladesh dropping any of its slow bowlers, who have proved to be the team’s most efficient so far especially allrounder Shakib Al Hasan. Mosaddek Hossain, a right-hand offspinner, had 2-33 against New Zealand.Mortaza said Bangladesh could give the new ball to a spinner, like South Africa and Pakistan have done against England to good effect, with openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow more destructive against pace.England will look for a big improvement in its fielding, which was mostly to blame for the loss to Pakistan.The team also looked anxious and flat during that game, after the high of beating South Africa in the opening match.World Cup pressure might already be playing a role. And that pressure will ramp up significantly if England loses to Bangladesh for a third straight tournament.advertisementAlso Read | England vs Bangladesh, World Cup 2019 Match 12: Prediction and Probable Playing 11Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow England vs Bangladesh Nextlast_img read more