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first_img Share LocalNews Tourism pumped $240 Million into Dominica’s economy by: – May 24, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tourism Minister Ian Douglas says the country has received over $240 million dollars from the tourism industry.Douglas told the official launching of the I AM Dominica Campaign that the significance of the industry to the Dominican economy must be highlighted.“The tourism industry is about all of us in Dominica because the tourism dollar filters right through the economy and its importance for us to let people know the kind of effect tourism has on the economy,” he said.Douglas said further that several sectors benefit from the tourism sector.“The tourism dollar goes right through the system. It doesn’t just stay with vendors on the bay front or taxi drivers,” he added.He said the agriculture sector also receives a major boost for because of tourism.“The number of farmers today who sell their fresh fruits to our hotels and restaurants must be highlighted. The fishermen also sell their catch to hotels and all of that goes into our tourism product,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more


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first_img“Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid”, which runs for three hours from 12noon to 3 p.m., has evolved from being a stage play to a street drama. Good Friday this year is April 10. The cancellation of “Pagtaltal” is part of the provincialgovernment’s precautionary measures against COVID-19. “Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid” has over 100 actors in period costumesfollowed by devotees as they walk for more than two kilometers passing 14Stations of the Cross before reaching the mountain top. It starts with the triumphant approach of Jesus Christ toJerusalem portrayed at the plaza in Jordan’s Barangay Poblacion, and ends with“Pieta” at the highest point of Guimaras at the Balaan Bukid Shrine in BarangayBalcon Melliza. Gumarin recently issued an executive order “temporarily suspendingthe entry and/or tours of guests from Metro Manila and those from other areasin the Philippines with localized COVID-19 transmission.” Read part of Gumarin’s executive order: “It is further orderedthat Guimaras residents who came from Metro Manila and other areas which havelocal COVID-19 transmission may be allowed to enter provided they shall undergomandatory self-quarantine for 20 days under the supervision of the rural healthunit concerned.” Now on its 45th year, “Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid” in Jordan, Guimarashas been cancelled due to the threat posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Photo by Belle Piccio Via Choose Philippines ILOILO City – The annual Holy Week presentation “Pagtaltal saBalaan Bukid” in the island province of Guimaras has been cancelled due to thethreat posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Pagtaltal” in Hiligaynon means “to remove”, thus the street dramaends with the removal of the crucified Jesus Christ from the cross and laid inthe arms of His grieving mother Mary. According to Gumarin, the play attracts at least 50,000 pilgrimsand tourists every Good Friday of the Lenten season but the provincialgovernment has deemed it wise to forego the activity this year to protectpublic health. Now on its 45th year, “Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid” in Jordan,Guimaras is an open-air passion play on the death of Jesus Christ. There are COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and some provinces.Gumarin mentioned Taguig, Pasig, Marikina, San Juan, Quezon, Makati, Las Piñas,Rizal, Cavite, San Jose Del Monte (Bulacan), New Clark City (Capas, Tarlac),Negros Oriental, Lanao del Sur, and Batangas. Gov. Samuel Gumarin announced the cancellation yesterday. The executive order will remain in effect until revoked or lifted,said Gumarin./PNlast_img read more


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first_img Loading… According to reports from Marca, Messi will now undergo a mandatory PCR test on Monday, before being allowed to rejoin the rest of the squad later in the week. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is ready to return to first team training on Monday morning, after confirming he will remain at the club for the 2020-21 season. Messi will see out the final year of his contract at the Camp Nou, after declining to pursue legal action against La Blaugrana over his controversial €700m release clause.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 6 Iconic Supercar Movies12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes Read Also: Lionel Messi claims he is forced to stay at BarcelonaIf Messi returns to full training as expected, he could be included in Ronald Koeman’s first match day squad for their opening game of the 2020-21 La Liga season away at Athletic Bilbao on September 20.However, the Argentine superstar is expected to be rested for Koeman’s first preseason friendly against Nastic de Tarragona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium on September 12, but the returning Philippe Coutinho should feature against the Segunda Division B side.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


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first_img Both have been nursing hamstring problems and while Toffees boss Roberto Martinez rates forward Naismith as having an “outside chance” of featuring against the Tigers, he is expecting the game will come too soon for midfielder McCarthy. Darron Gibson (knee) will not be involved and it remains to be seen whether Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kone might after both played in an under-21s fixture on Monday as they continued to work towards match fitness. Everton pair Steven Naismith and James McCarthy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Wednesday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Hull at Goodison Park. Martinez has stressed he has had no contact from Arsenal regarding McCarthy and that he looks forward to seeing the midfielder stay with the Toffees “for a long, long time”. Fresh stories linking McCarthy with a move away from Goodison Park have emerged over the last few days, this time with the Gunners said to be interested in signing him in January. Additionally, it has been suggested Everton are trying to tie the 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international, who they recruited from Wigan for £13million on a “long-term deal” in September 2013, to a new contract in a bid to ward off the interest. But when asked about such talk, Martinez emphasised Arsenal had not been in touch. And the Spaniard added: “James is someone we rate very highly, otherwise you wouldn’t have seen the sort of investment we made on him. “We are delighted with his form and I’ve always believed he is a typical Everton player, can grow and can get better. “He has a long-term contract and it was a huge investment. “I always enjoy seeing good reports on our players, and I see the potential interest or the good compliments that can be paid towards James from the outside. “But he is a player we look forward to seeing in the Everton top for a long, long time.” Martinez also played down talk of Christian Atsu, who is on loan with Everton from Chelsea for the season, departing in January and fellow winger Mohamed Salah arriving from the same club. The manager said: “We are going to use January in the best possible way to try to help our squad. “But loads of what is going to be done, if it’s anything, will be based on what happens over the seven games we have in December.” Hull manager Steve Bruce intends to recall influential midfielder Tom Huddlestone. Bruce admitted he had chosen to leave the former Spurs man out of Saturday’s team for a 3-0 defeat at Manchester United but, with the Tigers eager to avoid suffering a fifth straight loss, Huddlestone’s positive response has prompted his boss to restore him to the starting XI. Bruce said: “Tom has set really, really high standards here, and I just find at the moment he’s lost a bit of form. “We thought we’d take him out and give him a break from it, and hopefully it will do him the world of good because we all know what ability he’s got. “He’s had a wonderful 18 months with us, it hasn’t gone so well over the last couple of weeks but I can say that about a few of them. “Tom was maybe unfortunate to be left out but he took it exactly the way he would take it, he certainly didn’t go in a huff and he got on with it to put himself in contention again.” Uruguayan attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez serves the second part of a three-match ban while his compatriot, striker Abel Hernandez, will not be included having only just returned to England following the birth of his child. Press Associationlast_img read more


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first_imgThe Food and Drug Administration says several active ingredients in sunscreen are absorbed into our body instead of sitting on the skin.Researchers found that the ingredients absorbed into the bloodstream was as much as 40-times higher than the threshold amount.It is unclear if the chemicals tested by the FDA are harmful when there is systemic exposure.The four ingredients in question are avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule.The FDA says people should continue to protect their skin from the sun while further testing occurs.last_img


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first_imgFor a team that suffered 26 losses in 2011-12, last Saturday brought some unsettling news for the USC men’s basketball team before the start of the season: Junior guard Maurice Jones has been ruled academically ineligible for the upcoming season.The impact of losing Jones is clear. The guard played more minutes than almost every player in the country last season.Sidelined · Junior point guard Maurice Jones was officially ruled academically ineligible last Saturday. In 2011-12, USC relied heavily on Jones to run a shaky offense depleted by injuries. – Mannat Saini | Daily TrojanOn a struggling team that was forced to give playing time to multiple walk-ons because of injuries, Jones was one of the lone sources of dependability for the Trojans. He appeared in all 32 games, logging a full 40 minutes of action 11 times. He also led the team in scoring (13 points per game), assists (3.5 per game), steals (1.8 per game) and 3-point percentage (.302).Jones’ ineligibility is a blow to USC’s rebuilding efforts, and without any major additions to the roster it would likely struggle to surpass last season’s win total without its best scorer. But coach Kevin O’Neill wants to move forward and is pointing to USC’s newfound talent at the guard positions as a reason for optimism.“We have Jio Fontan returning; [he’s] our captain and is going to have a great year,” O’Neill said. “We have J.T. Terrell, who is going to be really good for us as a junior.”The Trojans also added two freshman guards,  Brendyn Taylor and Chass Bryan, both of whom could compete for playing time in a crowded backcourt.“We’re going to miss [Jones],” O’Neill said. “We’d be better with him, but I’m confident we have some guys who can do the job.”The Trojans as a whole enter the season with a significant amount of depth compared to last year’s squad, something O’Neill is hoping will be enough to thrive even without the 5-foot-7 guard.“We’re deep at all positions,” O’Neill said. “We weren’t deep at any positions last year; obviously, after all the injuries … we’ve got Byron Wesley returning on the perimeter, who played 35 minutes a game last year. Ari Stewart is a proven guy, Renaldo Woolridge is proven. Those guys have all played major minutes at places.”Assuming Jones is able to get his grades in order, the Trojans still plan to retain him for the 2013-14 season and beyond.“He’ll have two years [of eligibility] left,” O’Neill said. “What we’re looking forward to is getting [Jones] back next year after Jio [Fontan] has graduated, and stepping right into the role of being the lead guard on our team.”In the meantime, Terrell in particular could serve as a replacement of sorts for Jones as a swingman who can be utilized at both guard positions. As a freshman at Wake Forest, Terrell averaged 11.1 points per game. He played at Peninsula College in 2012 and was the No. 1 rated junior college player in the country, according to Swanny’s Roundball Review.“He’s really talented,” O’Neill said. “J.T. [Terrell]’s challenge is going to be to play at the highest level and intensity at all times. And when he does that, he’ll be as good as any player there is.”Terrell and the rest of the team will have to step up on both ends of the court to fill the void left by Jones, but O’Neill is confident that his roster can do so. He’s looking ahead to overcoming the hurdles the Trojans will face without Jones and hopes to have him back soon.“It’s a challenge that nobody wants to have to deal with, but basketball is about challenges,” O’Neill said. “Life is about challenges, and we’re looking forward to having [Jones] back for his final two years of eligibility.”last_img read more


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first_imgFreshman midfielder Katie Ramsay runs past a Cal defender at McAlister Field March 23.. (Photo by Josh Dunst / Daily Trojan) Hertford posted nine saves and had a pair of ground balls during the last match against ASU.  “Going into the Pac-12 tournament, we are focusing on playing together and pushing each other every practice,” sophomore goalie Riley Hertford said. “We know what we need to work on and that we can make the changes.”  USC’s Senior Day game will celebrate the careers and contributions of attackers Emily Concialdi, Amanda Flayhan and Gabbi Klein, and defender Jackie Gilbert in pre-game ceremonies. The seniors hope to help the team one last time by securing the conference regular season title as they conclude their collegiate careers.  Another notable player who leads the team is sophomore midfielder Kylie Kroeger with 27 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers. Sheranks second with 28 ground balls. Finally, one of the Devils’ helping hands in defense this season is junior goalkeeper Berkeley Bonneau, who tops all Devils with 37 ground balls and a .477 save percentage.  The Trojans logged the first and only shutout in both the program and Pac-12’s history with a 16-0 victory over Oregon last weekend at McAlister Field. During their 2013 season, the fewest goals ever allowed by USC was in a 19-1 victory over Fresno State.  The Trojans will enter their weekend match ranked No. 16 in the IWLCA coaches poll for the 51st consecutive week with a 13-3 overall season record. Additionally, the Trojans lead the Pac-12 and are 10th in the NCAA in scoring defense with an 8.30 goals-against average. The Women of Troy will conclude their regular season with one last opportunity to seize the Pac-12 regular-season title and claim the conference tournament’s top seed spot with a meeting against Arizona State Saturday. Prior to the match, the Trojans will honor four seniors who are competing in their last regular season match. center_img The match against familiar foe in ASU should bring out USC’s top players who have made their presence known on the field all season long. USC’s team leader is sophomore midfielder Kelsey Huff who has racked up 42 points on 36 goals and six assists this season. Huff has also accumulated 29 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers. Following closely behind Huff’s impressive record this season is sophomore midfielder Sophia Donovan, who has added 40 points on 27 goals for the Trojans.  “We know what we need to work on and that we can make the changes,” Hertford said. “We are so close to our goals and I am confident that the team is ready to put in the work to achieve them.” Among ASU’s key players is junior attacker Kerri Clayton, the Devils’ offensive leader with 32 goals and 43 points this season. ASU’s top distributor is sophomore midfielder Emily Glagolevis, who holds an impressive season record of 18 points and 23 assists.  With their hearts set on their chance to claim the tournament title, the Women of Troy want to compete as the powerhouse they were earlier in the season when they last met with the Sun Devils. USC successfully collected its seventh-straight conference-opening victory on a 15-3 win over Arizona State. Moreover, USC’s overall record against Arizona State is 4-0 all-time and 2-0 all-time in the state of Arizona.  Despite a loss against USC, the Sun Devils have impressive and  dominant offensive skills that have made them a competitive foe this season. The Sun Devils currently hold fifth place in the league standings with room to fluctuate in the rankings depending on this week’s results. ASU is scheduled to play San Diego State in a midweek non-conference matchup before facing the Trojans.   The Trojans will face ASU at McAlister Field at 2 p.m. Saturday on Senior Day.last_img read more


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first_img Published on April 23, 2018 at 9:39 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 UPDATED: April 24, 2018 at 5:24 p.m.Tucked away on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center is a closet with a bare fluorescent light and stacks of paper on a desk. The area sits off in the corner of a film room, and the door to “Storage 208A” is usually open. There’s no sign, no giant checks. A few sheets of paper on the floor printed with “Boeheim Foundation” are the only visible suggestion that a growing charitable foundation is housed there.The room functions as the headquarters of the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, the nonprofit side job led by Syracuse’s head coach of 42 years and his wife Juli. They have raised money in central New York for decades, but their philanthropic efforts took off when they started the foundation in 2009.Back then, Juli led the organization from a glass table underneath a television in their kitchen.“Nothing flashy,” Juli said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe foundation’s largest fundraising event is Saturday. At the “Basket Ball” at Turning Stone Resort, the Boeheims will offer a subtle reminder of the extent to which they’ve given.In donations from the Boeheims themselves and hundreds of donors, the foundation has raised about $100,000 per year to the Make-A-Wish Foundation; about $5 million to the American Cancer Society over the past decade; and between $5,000 and $25,000 to about 100 other organizations per year, according to Boeheim and interviews with dozens of recipients of the contributions.The Boeheim’s approach to philanthropy is a focus on local, small organizations that could use the money and the push.The giving is emblematic of the Boeheims’ vision to lessen inequality in the Syracuse area and promote cancer research. Syracuse’s Hall of Fame coach has said he believes programs like the Boys & Girls Club are a solution to poverty in places such as Syracuse. He said “everybody” is affected by cancer, including himself. He survived prostate cancer in 2001 and his mother died of leukemia in 1977.“We get a lot of support from the community,” Boeheim, 73, said. “So for us to give back is a powerful thing. Very powerful thing.”***Foundations run or started by sports figures have historically failed due to inexperienced family and friends as managers and inadequate planning or lack of ability to draw contributions, according to ESPN.“We raise a million dollars a year in Syracuse for charity and most coaches can’t raise $100,000,” Boeheim said. “So we’re very fortunate.”Courtesy of the Jim and Juli Boeheim FoundationJuli said that when she first met Boeheim at a Kentucky Derby party in 1994, he was already underway in paving a path for their foundation. As an assistant coach in the early 1970s, Boeheim said he organized some of the early visits to Upstate, which had asked SU Athletics to visit sick patients. In March, a few days after Syracuse lost to Duke in the Sweet 16, Syracuse players visited sick children in Golisano Children’s Hospital.Through the 2000s, Boeheim and Juli discussed forming a charitable foundation. They had given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Upstate and Coaches vs. Cancer, Boeheim said. One day in June 2009, they filed paperwork to create the nonprofit foundation that bears their name.Jeff Rubin, CEO and president of Sidearm Sports, said he set up the foundation’s website, a modest platform that does not include many of the organizations to which the Boeheims donate. Those include Jowonio School, an inclusive preschool in Syracuse, and David’s Refuge, a place for respite for parents with children who have special needs or life-threatening medical conditions.The foundation has largely focused on children, with initial programs centered on helping groups provide internships for local high school students, sneakers to children who can’t afford them and refurbishing basketball courts in partnership with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation.Juli’s role has grown — “she’s making calls for the foundation all of the time,” said their daughter, Jamie — while Boeheim said he has cut back. Still, Jim Carrick, a board member and longtime friend of Boeheim, said he occasionally sees Boeheim pull out his calendar. In the offseason, he fills days with three to four speaking engagements and trips to local charities or hospitals.“The work they’re doing off the basketball court has probably been the most impressive thing of their resume,” said Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara, who added that speaking at the gala as a player was one of his “most enjoyable memories as a player at SU.”***A few years ago, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse were facing financial uncertainty. Funding was low and the buildings were in need of repair, said Patrick Driscoll, its executive director. Then came the Boeheim Foundation, which had been donating to the Salvation Army of Syracuse.That relationship helped form the Boeheims’ charitable giving to the Boys & Girls Clubs for the past several years. They have donated $50,000 or more each year to the clubs, Boeheim estimated, including the funding for new courts.“We’ve done a lot of repairs that nobody sees, the roofs, the plumbing,” Boeheim said. “When we started with them, they needed all of that. They were about to close. They didn’t have money to fix the buildings. We fixed all of the structures, redid all of the courts, put bleachers in.”Courtesy of the Jim and Juli Boeheim FoundationThree rooms at the Hamilton Street Boys and Girls Club have been repainted with money provided by the Boeheim Foundation. The facelift has livened up the building, Driscoll said.“Coach has made it a call-to-action for folks to step up and support the Boys & Girls Club,” Driscoll said.TheBoeheim’s Foundation contributes to the annual Hoops for Hope event run at Drumlins Country Club every October. Players and coaches, including Boeheim, sit with members of the Boys and Girls Club over dinner and chat about life, Driscoll said. The children fire questions at Boeheim.“When did you start playing basketball?”“What do you like about the Boys & Girls Club?”“How many years have you coached and where are you from?”Boeheim has looked back to his early years growing up in Lyons. Sometimes, he talks about how he was doubted when he arrived as a walk-on for the Orange. But he persisted and never gave up, Boeheim tells the kids. Other times, he deflects the attention, thanking family members and members of the program.***Forty-eight steps take you to the top of the Jim and Juli Boeheim Stairway of Hope from the Upstate Cancer Center lobby. When Juli hears of the patients who walk the stairs despite the severity of their illness, she said she cries. They do this not because there’s no elevator, but because patients say the stairs remind them of hope.The foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to cancer research at Upstate alone, said Eileen Pezzi, vice president for development at SUNY Upstate Medical University. But patients who have met players at the hospitals said the visits, signed posters and phone calls mean the most. Juli has been a board member of Upstate for about 15 years. Once, during the Summer Olympics a few years ago, Boeheim nudged Juli to text a patient in the hospital, just to check in with him.“I can’t remember them saying no to a visit,” Pezzi said. “Sometimes our patients get direct calls from Jim or Juli. There are times we don’t even know and they both show up to see somebody.”One of Boeheim’s closest friends at Golisano is Zach Haggett, a 17-year-old boy with a rare disease called mucolipidosis, which has prevented him from developing physically to full stature.“Zach’s not a big fan of crowds and coach (Boeheim) isn’t a big fan of questions,” said Zach’s mother, Brenda. “They gravitate toward each other. We’ve had the pleasure of talking. Zach called Juli herself, thanking her, too.”Jim Boeheim poses with Zach Haggett. Courtesy of Brenda HaggettOn the team’s last visit, Zach talked with Boeheim about Juli. He joked about how he was a bigger fan of Juli than her husband. For Christmas last year, the Boeheims gave the 17-year-old a framed photograph of Boeheim and Zach, signed by the head coach. Zach cried when he received the photo, which now sits in his bedroom.***Last Thursday afternoon, Boeheim leaned back in the chair at his desk in the Melo Center and chuckled. He thought about how a supply closet across a hallway from his office is the center of his philanthropic efforts.The Boeheims, who have raised millions in the last 10 years, have found a way to use philanthropy to make a difference. Through the years, they’ve sent smaller donations to several organizations.For several years, they have given about $5,000 per year to the YMCA of Greater Syracuse to fund an urban swim initiative. The Y’s swim program targets urban areas like Syracuse and is designed to cut the number of drowning deaths among minorities, said Stefanie Noble, director of marketing and communication at the Y. Noble said some minority children in Syracuse are not given opportunities for swim lessons and water safety. The Boeheims have given about $25,000 to the Y, which allocates the money to compensate the water program’s instructors.“They keep donating,” Noble said, “and we keep appreciating it.”The Boeheims have worked to maximize their philanthropy without seeking much attention. The couple mostly avoids large organizations, instead providing people in need with financial support. For them, it’s not about signing big checks and building a brand for Syracuse basketball.“This,” Juli said, “is something we never want to let go of.”CORRECTIONS: In a previous version of this post, the number of organizations the Boeheim Foundation contributes to every year was misstated. The foundation contributes to 100 organizations. Also, the foundation’s role in the annual Hoops for Hope event was misstated. The foundation contributes to the event. 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first_imgThe Commodores regressed in 2017-18, going 12-20 and 6-12 in league play to finish second-to-last in the SEC. Vandy went 9-23 and winless in league play in 2018-19, though it did so without likely lottery pick Darius Garland, who played only five games this season before tearing his meniscus. He withdrew from the school in late January.Still, the season reflected a series of lowlights for the Commodores’ program: It finished the season with an active 20-game losing streak, longest in program history, became the SEC’s first winless team in league play in 65 years and posted the first losing home record in 67 seasons.Vanderbilt’s search for a new coach will begin immediately. Vanderbilt has fired third-year men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew, the school announced on Friday.”Vanderbilt is committed to competing at the highest levels on and off the court. After careful consideration, we’ve decided to make a change to the leadership of our men’s basketball program,” athletics director Malcolm Turner said in a statement. “Bryce has represented Vanderbilt in exceptional fashion in his time here. I appreciate all of the contributions Bryce has made over the past three seasons to Vanderbilt, and we wish him all the best.” SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​Drew — who went 124-49 in a five-year stint as head coach at Valparaiso and who is perhaps best known for his buzzer-beating shot against Ole Miss for the same team — went 40-59 during his three-year tenure at Vanderbilt, including 16-38 in SEC play. In his first season in Nashville, Drew led the Commodores to the 2017 NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the first round to 8-seed Northwestern 68-66.last_img read more


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first_imgWellington8061630 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In what was perhaps Wellington’s most spirited performance as a football team this year, giving up the big play led to its demise again. Wellington fell to Mulvane 42-30.The season isn’t over, but it looks much bleaker. The Crusaders are 1-1 in district play and will play mammoth Ulysses at home next Friday. The Tigers blew away the Rockets 57-7 in the other game. Figuring out the tiebreaker situation will be something we will delve into later this week. But it appears Wellington must not only beat Ulysses, but perhaps beat the Tigers by 13 points, and then get some help from Rose Hill against Mulvane.The Crusaders opened up a passing game, didn’t have the turnovers that have plagued them in recent games, and showed some semblance of life on special teams – although it still wasn’t good. But Wellington gave up touchdowns of 42, 29, 25, and 44 yards in the second half.“You have to execute every play, you can’t take a play off,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “We can’t be unsound, but sometimes technique is a problem for us. And then compound that we don’t have the team speed to get ourselves out of a jam.”Again, Wellington could not beat a Wildcat team that has the Crusaders number. The Crusaders last win against Mulvane came in 2005. And again, unlike the series with Andale where the Crusaders are usually physically beat, they tend to leave every year against Mulvane with a lot of “what ifs.”Wellington held a 22-21 lead early the fourth quarter, and seemed to have its offense clicking for the first time this season with a blend of passing and rushing. Cade Phelps passed for a season high 111 yards.All Wellington needed was a defensive stop in the fourth quarter. It never got it. Mulvane scored on all three of its fourth quarter possessions.Still with 1:09 to play, the Crusaders scored on a Connor Phelps 3-yard touchdown plunge, and made a two point conversion to make it 36-30. They then lined up for an onside kick, and darned if the ball did not bounce off the first Mulvane player making it the equivalent of a jump ball in basketball.The ball unfortunately was secured by a Mulvane player and the Wildcats took possession in Wellington territory. Two plays later, Wildcat Keaton Shoemaker broke free for a 44-yard touchdown.Ryan was livid after the game, saying that touchdown may cost the Crusaders a playoff berth because of the tiebreaker scenario where points are premium.For the game, the Wellington defense gave up 458 yards while accumulating 349 on its own.Mulvane started the game with a rather breezy 3-play touchdown scoring drive that ended with sophomore Jayden Price throwing 16-yard touchdown strike to Ethan Evans.The Crusaders, though, responded with a slow churning 17 play drive that ended with a Connor Phelps 2 yard score —  the first of three touchdownsMulvane would score thereafter and before the first quarter ended it was 13-8 Wildcats.But neither team would score in the second quarter. The final minute, though, would never end. Mulvane nearly scored on two different occasions, but were penalized. The Crusaders had to stop Price who ran from the 50 to the 10 before getting pushed out on the final untimed down.Wellington was impressive to start the third quarter. Getting great tackles from juniors Lukas Soria and Dylan Ferguson, Mulvane was forced to punt. And then Jared Shields, who has been victimized as a receiver by this mostly run-only offense, made a sensational one-handed catch that set up Wellington’s second touchdown.That seemed to spark Wellington’s offense like no other and the Crusaders traded touchdowns with Mulvane. Early in the fourth quarter when Phelps scored and the two-point conversion ensued, the Crusaders were in business leading 22-21.But Wellington’s defense had no answers for Mulvane’s shifty 136 pound Keaton Shoemaker and Price as Mulvane scored three touchdowns down the stretch.  1234Final M- Price To Evans 16 pass (PAT kick good). Total offense: Wellington 76-349, Mulvane 52-458.  W- Co Phelps 1 run (PAT pass no good) MulvanePrice 18-172, Shoemaker 13-124. W- Co. Phelps 3 run (PAT pass Phelps to Phelps good). MulvanePrice 13-21-162 M- Price 42 run (PAT pass Price to Evans good) M- Price 7 run (PAT run no good) Mulvane 42 Wellington 30     M- Price 29 run  (PAT pass Price to Evans good). Mulvane13082142 W- Jones 3 run (PAT pass Ca. Phelps to Shields good). M- Shoemaker 44 run (PAT run no good). MulvaneEvans 6-70, Blain 4-49, Myers 1-20, Callaway 1-7, Patterson 1-9. W- Co Phelps 2 run (PAT pass to Shields) Rushing: M- Shoemaker 25 run (PAT kick good). WellingtonPhelps 11-22-111 Receiving: WellingtonCa. Phelps 22-138, Kop 10-29, Goodrum 1-16, Jones 12-33, Ca. Phelps 6-2, Ferguson 3-20. Total: 54-238. Passing: WellingtonShields 4-45, Phelps 4-50, Goodrum 3-13. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 250 weeks ago “Ryan was livid after the game, saying that touchdown may cost the Crusaders a playoff berth because of the tiebreaker scenario where points are premium.” Losing the game may also have contributed. Being upset about not being able to back into the playoffs is disgraceful. Report Reply 3 replies · active 250 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Bill · 250 weeks ago It’s disgraceful making such a STUPID comment “Theodore”. It’s all about the points….win or lose. I guess you viewed a different video than What was posted. Get back on the couch and scream at the football games on TV you clown. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 250 weeks ago ” It’s all about the points” Not if you are undefeated. The “everybody medals” mentality is making regular seasons all but meaningless in all levels of sport (not to mention other facets of life); wild card games, nearly 40 college bowl games, expanded NCAA tourney. Now losses that “aren’t that bad” can be seen as a good thing for a sub-.500 team? As stated, disgraceful. Just my opinion. Yours is obviously different. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down Tim · 250 weeks ago Except they have had this playoff system for more than 25 years, it’s nothing new. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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