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3 things Mike Hopkins said at his Washington introductory press conference

first_img Published on March 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ In his first official day as Washington’s head coach, Mike Hopkins was introduced at Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday afternoon. He offered his first public comments since stunning the Syracuse community, ending a 22-year run as an assistant coach to Jim Boeheim to take the Huskies job.Here are three things Hopkins said at his press conference.The Boeheim succession plan was still in placeWhen news leaked Sunday morning that Hopkins was leaving the Orange, one year removed from succeeding Boeheim as head coach, many assumed he left SU because Boeheim wouldn’t. But Hopkins debunked that belief on Wednesday, circling back around to the procedure that was laid out in March 2015.“The plan was intact,” Hopkins said. “Everything was going to be as it was stated multiple times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“…(Boeheim) was disappointed (I was leaving), but when I talked to him about my visions and why … We were all good.”SU’s 41-year head coach indicated in a press conference on Monday that he “100 percent” intended to retire after this upcoming season. But after inking an undisclosed contract extension in response to the Hopkins move, we’ll never know for sure what would’ve happened. It was clear Hopkins still has great admiration for Boeheim as he choked up at the thought of his mentor, someone he considers a father-like figure.Washington checked the boxesHopkins made clear on Wednesday that he required a very specific criterion for any school that wanted to lure him away from the Orange: place, potential and people. In regards to place, Hopkins’ admitted he’s a west coast guy. Hailing from Southern California, the new Washington head coach was raised by parents from the Seattle area. It didn’t take much geographical convincing to get Hopkins to jump coasts.In terms of the Huskies’ potential, the Pacific-12 conference tugged at Hopkins. It doesn’t wield the number of high-powered teams the Atlantic Coast Conference does, but currently PAC 12 teams (Oregon, Arizona and UCLA) outnumber the remaining ACC teams (North Carolina) in the NCAA Tournament. Hopkins will have enough exposure to showcase a winning team once he has one.“If you can compete at the highest level of the PAC-12 conference,” Hopkins said, “you have a chance to win a national championship.”Given Hopkins’ affable personality, it’s difficult not to have a harmonious relationship with the bubbly 47-year-old. But the Huskies’ personnel situation seems especially appropriate for Hopkins. He’ll report directly to Jennifer Cohen, UW’s first-year athletic director who hired the first-year head coach. That was the third box for Hopkins to check, and clearly he did.Man-to-man or zone?There’s no greater hallmark of Boeheim’s coaching tenure than the zone defense. Given how much time Hopkins spent under his tutelage, it was only appropriate to ask the Huskies coach if he would import the defense he became so familiar with at Syracuse.“The zone is one of the greatest weapons of college basketball,” Hopkins said. “…It’s an incredible weapon. It’s won a lot of games for Syracuse.”Hopkins also saw first-hand how difficult the zone can be to grasp in a player’s first year. Andrew White, John Gillon, Tyus Battle and Taurean Thompson also struggled with it to varying degrees with the Orange this season. If Hopkins were to fully go zone next season at UW, a similar learning curve should be expected. That might have been enough to dissuade Hopkins from fully committing to that plan.“I believe in controlling tempo,” Hopkins said. “If a team plays fast we can slow you down. If a team plays slow, we can speed you up.“…I can tell you the zone will be utilized. It’s a heck of a weapon, but there’s going to be an unpredictable attack. I like being unpredictable, and sometimes the zone can be a little bit predictable.” Commentslast_img read more

Keane a concern for Scotland clash

first_imgRobbie Keane will be one of those monitored at training this morning , the striker is a slight concern with a groin injury.Manager Martin O’Neill has insisted that he won’t be rushed into finalising his team for the game, with key selection decisions yet to be made on the composition of his midfield and forward line.last_img

Republic to resume World Cup campaign against Georgia

first_imgAlso tonight in Group D, Austria will play host to Wales while Serbia travel to face Moldova.All three matches will kick-off at 7.45.Among tonight’s other World Cup Qualifiers, Group G heavy-weights Italy and Spain will clash in Turin.And Iceland will look to follow-up on their successful Euro2016 campaign when they host Scandinavian rivals Finland in Group I. The Gortnahoe man hasn’t found the net for club or country in 19 games but is expected to be in the Republic of Ireland starting XI for the Group D clash at the Aviva Stadium.Ireland drew 2-2 in their opening fixture with Serbia.The manager is confident that the Tipp man won’t let his barren spell get to him.last_img read more

Who will be Amel Tuka’s Opponents in the Semifinal Race at the Olympics?

first_imgThe best BH athlete Amel Tuka found out his opponents in the semi-final race in the 800 meters at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Tuka is in the second semi-final group, and his opponents are Andreas Bube (Denmark), Rynardt van Rensburg (South Africa), Alfred Kipketer (Kenya), Boris Berian (USA), Brandon McBride (Canada), Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) and Yassine Hethat (Algeria). Tuka will run in the eighth track.Two best placed competitors from the three semi-final groups and two additional athletes with the best time will qualify in the finals.From the competitors in the semifinal group, only Van Rensburg had a better time than Amel in the qualification race at the Olympics. Tuka finished the race with the time 1: 45.72, and South African competitor had the time 1: 45.67.When looking at the whole season, the best time of Amel Tuka in this season was 1: 45:23. Behind him are only Bube (1:46:21) and Rensburg (1:46:15), while all the others from semifinal group had better time this season. Also, Kipketer ran with a time of 1:43:73 this season, which is a great result. McBride was near that time (1:43:95). Next is Berian (1:44:20), than Mohammed Aman (1:44:70) and Hethat (1:45:00).When looking at the best results in the career, Amel Tuka is the best athlete in this group with the time 1:42:51, which he achieved last year in Monaco.Thus, Amel has the quality to qualify for the finals, but looking at this season, the task will not be easy since the competition is really tough.Semifinal is scheduled on Sunday morning between 3:08 am and 3:30 am.(Source: O. T./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Carl Acuff, Jr. will be performing at the Sumner County Fair in Caldwell on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.

first_img2:00 p.m. Round Robin Showmanship Contest2:30 p.m. Baked Pie Contest3:30 p.m. Release Exhibits4:30 p.m. Exhibitors and buyers BBQ – Community Building5:30 p.m. Junior Livestock Auction (including cookie jars and pies) – Video Auction in building KIDS DAY EVENTS Located on Chisholm Street and carnival grounds1:00—3:00 p.m. Petting Zoo1:30 pm. Sandpile Dig and Kids Prize Give Away2:00 pm Kiddie Tractor Pull – must have button to pull by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 87th annual Sumner County Fair in Caldwell is right around the corner and this year’s featured entertainer is Carl Acuff, Jr. who will be performing with The Legends and Up and Comers.The concert to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. in Caldwell is being sponsored by the Sumner County Fair Association and area businesses (listed below).The free concert will be part of a plethora of activities at the annual fair in Caldwell which will be running Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 3.The Carl Acuff Jr. Show has become an American institution since 1992. The 2014 tour proves to be no exception to the rule with a dynamite show, great costuming, music and comedy.  The 2014 show contains all the things that have made Carl and the band so popular over these last 22 years.  The show has new and old Country, Gospel, Comedy, Nostalgic Rock N Roll, Motown, Do Wap, Disco, Audience Participation, Impersonations and a salute to all of our men and women in uniform from past, present and future.The concert is sponsored by these businesses; be sure to thank them!In Conway Springs:  AJ’s Printing, Conway Spring Vet Service, Conway Springs Farmers CoopIn Wellington:  American Family Insurance, TECT, Brownlee Heating and Air Conditioning, Anders Chiropractic, GKN Aerospace, IMPACT Bank, United Country-Theruer Auction/RealtyIn Mayfield:  Mayfield Grocery & LockerIn South Haven:  South Haven LPIn Danville:  Danville CoopIn Caldwell:  Insurance Services, C&K Auto Parts, The Stock Exchange Bank, Flowers Plus, Kanokla Networks, Struble Blacksmith & Welding, Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, Cochran Real Estate & Auction, Caldwell Compounding Pharmacy, Willis & Wanda Kerr, Rodney C. White PA, Dr. Harold Small, Shaffer Sanitation, Sumner County Hospital District No. 1; Corner Café Jr.,  Schaeffer Mortuary and Mardis Monument, Fall Creek Builders, Conrady Heating and Cooling, IMPACT Bank FRIDAY, August 17:00—10:30 am Enter livestock—weigh in by group at designated time(Steers 8-9:30; Swine 7-9:30; Sheep & Goats 9:30-10:30)8:00—noon 4-H consultative judging; entering of all open and junior class exhibits1:00—5:00 pm Judging of open and junior class exhibits and hanging of ribbons12 noon All species PeeWee ShowOld Timer’s Show in beef, sheep, swine and goats follows Pee Wee ShowBucket Calf Show follows Old Timer’s Show3:30 p.m. Beef Show5:00 pm Czech Kitchen and Beer Garden opens7:00 pm 4-H Style Revue7:30 pm Farm Bureau Ice Cream Bar Distribution on fairgrounds8:00 pm Stage Show –under the direction of Suzie YunkerFAMILY KARAOKE follows stage show9:00—11:00 pm Bingo – Fair Building7:00—11:00 pm Carnival—Great Plains Amusements (armbands) SUNDAY, August 38:00 am Border Queen Run7:30 am Horse Show Registration at Harrison Arena – North Chisholm Street8:00 am Horse Show at Harrison Arena10:00 am Country Church in the Community Buildingcenter_img Bring Lawn Chairs and Come Enjoy the Concert!!•••••• The full schedule for the 87th Sumner County Fair is as follows: THURSDAY, July 31All day Livestock may be placed in barn at liability of owner; no fair superintendents on duty6-7:30 p.m. Open class exhibits may be entered Friday, August 15 – Figure 8 Race–8 pm at Fair Race ArenaSaturday, August 16—Demolition Derby—7 pm at Fair Race ArenaFollow us on Twitter. SATURDAY, August 2 8:00 am Swine Show9:00 am Kolache Kitchen opens – Nostalgia Nook10:00 am Czech Kitchen and Beer Garden opens10:00 am Antique Tractor Show11:00 am Rabbit and Poultry Show12 Noon Shepherd’s Lead Contest1:00 pm Sheep Show1:30 pm Antique Tractor Pull—east of railroad tracks2:00 pm Goat  Show5:30 pm Kiddie Parade Lineup and Prize Drawing5:45 pm Kiddie Parade – FAIR PRIDE—COUNTY WIDE!6:30 pm Grand Parade – FAIR PRIDE—COUNTY WIDE!8:00 pm Concert –CARL ACUFF, JR.with LEGENDS & UP & COMERS10:00—midnight Bingo – Fair Building7:00—11:00 pm Carnival – Great Plains Amusements (armbands)last_img read more

St. Lucie County to cover childcare costs for first responders and medical workers

first_imgSt. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky announced on Friday that the county secured a $100,000 grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation, awarded to The Community Foundation of Martin- St. Lucie’s COVID-19 response fund, which will help cover the costs of childcare for first responders and healthcare workers through the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County.Those who are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic will get the help they deserve.The grant will help pay for daily childcare costs, overnight childcare costs, and help staff keep their jobs.last_img read more

Life with Koke is better

first_imgKoke’s springKoke returned to Granada. Headline. And, voila, Atlético won again. It would already be a trend. If in his absence he staggered until the presence in the Champions positions, at this moment the Cholo team is again third. After Granada came Valencia, tie, and later Liverpool, the ‘coconut’ of Europe, the champion of the Champions, the Klopp team that had only lost two games in the season, and one played with his team C, and 1-0, victory rojiblanca, and then did Villarreal, the team with which Cholo has the worst winning percentage (33%) in the League behind Madrid (24%) and Barça (0%), and also wins. And Koke’s goal, the third of the season, but the first of his life that he can dedicate to his son, Leo. Life with Koke as pirate life, life better. The numbers are incontestable but even more so are the sensations. February Athletic has nothing to do with January. Then he chained a month without winning in the League, now zero losses in four games. A discharge changed everything. The one of Koke Resurrection (Madrid, 1992), the bracelet returned to its arm, the victory also to the Athletic one. The pitos that a part of the stands dedicated to him in September sound more like heresy. That’s why he always plays, what Simeone might say. There is no Atlético footballer who improves his teammates as the captain does.Koke was injured on December 22 in the match against Betis (1-2) and was also low in the next, before Levante (2-1). He forced himself to be in Arabia, the Spanish Super Cup, but could only play 27 minutes against Barcelona. There, clack, myotendious lesion, obligation to stop. How he lived the Super Cup derby from the stands, unable to help his teammates on the grass, while still getting up in his seat, going down to cheer on his teammates at the end of the 90’s, before the penalties, was another game within the match Then winter fell on Atlético. Cold winter, lead. Five games without the captain, four defeats. Madrid in the Super Cup, Eibar in Liga, Cultural in Copa and Madrid again in Liga. In between, Leganés, tie. Very cold winter. last_img read more

Kaya FC’s Elite U-13 bags silver in int’l football tourney in Phuket

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The games were held from November 30 to December 2 at Thanyapura Sports Complex in Phuket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKaya Futbol Club Elite Under-13 plays defending champions British International School (BIS) Cruzeiros in the finals of the 2018 Phuket Football Tournament in Thailand on December 2. Photo by Paco GuerreroThe team earlier beat the Cruzeiros in the group stage during the first two days of the meet but lost in a header goal off a corner kick in the finals.“I think our team did really well against a good academy that has a tie-up with a Brazilian club. I think we are on the right track to improve football in the Philippines,” Coach Thomas Pfyl said in a statement on Thursday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP Strong: Packed venue gives Paul Desiderio dream ending to his UAAP career Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:36Panelo now believes Esperon on Duterte inclusion on NPA ‘kill list’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kaya Futbol Club Elite Under-13 plays defending champions British International School (BIS) Cruzeiros in the finals of the 2018 Phuket Football Tournament in Thailand on December 2. Photo by Paco Guerrero“We should not think we are behind among other countries in the region. We are as good as they are,” he added.Meanwhile, Kaya FC’s team captain, Enzo Courbet, was awarded Most Valuable Player in this year’s tournament.The Phuket Cup, an annual international football match, gathers high-level football players in Southeast Asia under the 13 and 15 age groups. /kgaADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kaya Futbol Club Elite Under-13 gets the silver in the 2018 Phuket Football Tournament in Thailand on December 2. Photo by Paco GuerreroMANILA, Philippines — The Kaya Futbol Club (FC) Elite Under-13 bagged silver during the recent Phuket Football Tournament in Thailand.Kaya FC, the only Filipino team in the tourney, lost 1-0 to defending champions British International School (BIS) Cruzeiros in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Guyana hosts 2nd National STEM Robotic Exhibition

first_imgFifteen schools and science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) clubs were participants in this year’s National Robotic Exhibition on Saturday, and a number of innovative projects were on display at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.These clubs and other technological agencies across Guyana took the opportunity to showcase their robots which were built with a specific focus in mind: to eradicate some common problems in the environment and society.A robotic garbage collectorLeading the exhibition was Guyana’s very own STEM team, which served as a pilot for upcoming inventors to gauge their interests into effective robotic creations. These individuals were also given a chance to develop communicational and problem-solving skills, as well as foster involvement in collaborative projects.Present at Saturday’s activities was Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, who lauded the coordinators for their inputs into the exhibition, and said he believes technology is the way forward for Guyana.Guyana Times caught up with some of the students as they showcased their robotic creations. Members of the Volunteer Youth Corps (VYC) noted that this is their first year at the exhibition, and their robot was constructed by primary school students. While the invention was a simple one, the students stated that they’re using the exhibit to gain ideas which can help to enhance their robot.“We’re in the first and basic stage of robotics. We’re dealing with primary school kids, and within one week the kids used four days to put together the robot. We’re now learning how to programme the robot,” said Lisa Khan.Tyrique Wilson of the Belladrum STEM Club noted that this is a way to publicise their robot and entice more persons to join the club.“We made a crane. We wanted to push how far we can go with the actual kit, and we decided to make a crane that is fully functional, and we created programmes for it,” he explained.The St Rose’s High School also presented a device to water small gardens. It functioned by detecting the colour of the leaves of a plant, and supplying that plant with a suitable amount of water.The most spectacular robot was created by the Three Miles Secondary at Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni). It was designed to solve a Rubix cube using sensors to detect the spectrum of colours.In most instances, the robots were made from locally sourced and recycled materials, and took a maximum of one week to complete. This is one of the many initiatives which have been organised by STEM Guyana to advance the level of technology while providing training for youths.last_img read more

WATCH! Former AC Milan and Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert’s best goals

first_imgPatrick Kluivert enjoyed an impressive career with the likes of Ajax and Barcelona, while he was also prolific for the Netherlands. Check out some of his best goals in the video above.last_img