TCU hangs around in first half, gets ‘put away’ by Kansas in second half, 87-68

first_img Previous articleStudent survives deadly ski accidentNext articleThe Skiff: February 23, 2017 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell printTCU trailed by just a point at the half in Lawrence Wednesday night, but they couldn’t keep up with No.3 Kansas in the second half, 87-68.The rebounding differential in the first half and second half told the story of Wednesday’s contest.“We were plus-eight in the first half and got out-rebounded in the second half by fifteen, pretty simple,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “They got every long rebound, loose ball, deflection in the second half of the game, which is where it got away from us.”Dixon said missed layups and misses on short-range jump shots resulted in not only rebounds for the Jayhawks, but also fast break opportunities and free throws. Kansas doubled up TCU in fast break points, 12-6, and shot 15 more free throws than TCU, making 11 more free throws than the Horned Frogs.The Horned Frogs shot a subpar 39% from the floor Wednesday.TCU is now on a four-game losing streak, their second such streak of the season.“We’re a bubble team that has lost four in a row, and we’ve played ourselves onto the bubble,” Dixon said. “We lost at Baylor, at Kansas, and Iowa State, so we’re not ready to beat those teams on the road the way we play for periods of time.”However, the Horned Frogs are already looking ahead to Saturday when they host No. 12 West Virginia, calling it their “biggest game.”“Our biggest game of the year for us on is  on Saturday,” Dixon said.His players have the same mindset.“We’ll work through this and Saturday is our biggest game,” TCU guard Alex Robinson Jr. said.Robinson Jr. had a team-high 15 points and four assists. It was the 21st time this season he led the team in assists.TCU forward Kenrich Williams agreed.“We just have to stay together and get ready for Saturday,” Williams said.Williams’ totaled  double-digit rebounds for the fifteenth time this season with a game-high 12.TCU returns to Schollmaier Arena Saturday to face the No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. Facebook Garrett Podell Twitter Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas + posts Linkedin Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trusteecenter_img Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Desmond Bane drives to the hoop against Kansas. (Photo Courtesy of ReddIt Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Linkedin Garrett Podell Garrett Podell TAGSgame lostTCU in title Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitterlast_img read more

‘Bright Red Bookmobile’ getting ready to hit the road

first_imgThe hope is for the bookmobile to roll out and make its debut at the Strawberry Festival this June. The Family Reading Partnership of O.A. is also always looking for new or gently used book donations. “Books cost a lot of money and not all families can afford the quality books that we would love to have in the hands of children and families so that’s what we work hard, to raise money and to give away free books to everyone in our community,” said Barton. “‘I was very excited because I’m a literacy person at heart, and anything we can do to promote literacy is great,” said the district’s Director of Curriculum Laurie McKeveny. All to bring the community together, one book at a time. If you would like to help support the Bright Red Bookmobile, you can send a donation to PO Box 525 Owego, NY 13827. Once an old school bus soon to be retired, it’s now turning the page. “Reading is the super power of the whole world. If we can get young children to love reading and reading early, and families reading, there isn’t anything that they can’t do,” said Barton. “They have painted it and rejuvenated it and brought it back to life,” said McKeveny.center_img “We’re working hard to create a culture of literacy in our community by providing free books and promoting early literacy in our community,” said Family Reading Partnership of O.A. President Kristin Barton. “That truly makes it a community collaborative project and I think it’s important for the high school students to give back and to know they are helping younger students to be successful through this whole effort as well,” said McKeveny. Students are the spine of the project, working to build bookshelves inside, decorate it, as well as put in carpets, tables, and chairs. The bookmobile was made possible through the Owego Apalachin Central School District and the Family Reading Partnership of O.A. OWEGO (WBNG) — It’s not your typical school bus that will be hitting the streets of Owego and Apalachin, it’s the Bright Red Bookmobile. The bookmobile will drive around the area giving everyone the access to a quick read, no matter how young. “Literacy is the foundation for all learning and it really gives children a head start,” said McKeveny.last_img read more

OSU dairy judging team sweeps three national shows

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There is a new undisputed national championship team at The Ohio State University.The Agricultural Technical Institute dairy cattle judging team swept the three major national competitions this year with its Nov. 8 win at the North American International Livestock Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.Team members won by an impressive 67-point margin in Louisville, topping the 64-point margin by which they won the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sept. 28. Hannah Dye, a dairy science major from Beloit, Ohio, was first place overall with 710 points. Teammates Tanner Topp (dairy science, New Bremen, Ohio) and Kaleb Kliner (agronomy, West Salem, Ohio) were second and fourth, respectively. Rounding out the four-person team was John Paulin, a hydraulics and power equipment major from Nova, Ohio.The team’s first big win of the season was at the Pennsylvania-All American Contest in Harrisburg on Sept. 14.“I cannot remember any year where a team (at the two-year college level) participated in three judging contests and was first place in each contest and high in oral reasons,” said Royce Thornton, chair of the Agricultural and Engineering Technologies Division and coordinator of Ohio State ATI’s dairy programs.In dairy cattle judging, team members evaluate and rank animals based on how close the animals are to ideal dairy conformation — a collection of traits associated with high milk production and healthy longevity. After ranking the animals, team members must give “oral reasons,” justifying their placing to contest judges.Like all Ohio State ATI dairy students, the judging team members take classes in genetics and get firsthand experience in evaluating animals for breeding.“We select mate all of our cows and are continually working to improve our herd,” said Gary Crocker, Ohio State ATI dairy herd manager. “Students see how we pick bulls to try to get as sound an animal as possible. We teach them what we’re striving to achieve and how we get there. Every dairy farmer wants to breed cows that will make the most money.”Down the road, that’s a skill students can put to use in their careers in the dairy industry, Crocker said. And, Thornton adds, it’s part of the recipe for success for a championship dairy judging team.last_img read more

London Olympics: China’s women’s team wins gold in table tennis

first_imgChina’s women smashed Japan to win team gold in Olympic table tennis on Tuesday. Ding Ning, Li Xiaoxia and Guo Yue dropped just two sets to secure a 3-1, 3-0, 3-1 win over Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa, Ai Fukuhara and Sayaka Hirano.”I feel we played outstanding this time, especially after 2010 when in Moscow our team lost, and so now in 2012, the whole team played very well,” Guo said, referring to the world championship defeat to Germany in the Russian capital.It was the second gold for Li Xiaoxia, who triumphed in women’s singles beating Ding in the final.The bronze went to Singapore, whose Kim Kyungah, Seok Hajung and Dang Yeseo ousted South Korea’s athletes 3-1, 3-1, 3-1.China will complete a sweep of the table tennis golds if its men’s team defeats South Korea in Wednesday’s final.last_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso wants more from Higuain

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso wants more from Higuainby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso says he needs more from Gonzalo Higuain.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain has struggled for form in recent weeks.”I’ve spoken to Gonzalo, and he’s the first to be disappointed by the situation,” Gattuso said in his Press conference ahead of the Bologna game.“In the period we’re in he needs to give us his experience and character, his goals come after that.“In difficult times the priority isn’t goals, but leadership, he needs to carry his teammates even if some make mistakes.“The chatter around him will always be there, we can’t control everything, but I’ve told him that everyone appreciates him, though he has to do more.” last_img read more

Complaint filed over treatment of German shepherd on Winnipegarea film set

first_img“I am shaken and sad to see any animal put in a situation against its will,” Gad wrote. A publicist for the actor confirmed the post was authentic. Login/Register With: Animal Justice says footage apparently shot near Winnipeg in November 2015 shows the filmmakers forcing the dog into turbulent water. A Toronto-based animal law organization has filed animal cruelty complaints over the treatment of a German shepherd on the set of the film “A Dog’s Purpose.” Animal Justice says it has filed complaints with the Winnipeg Humane Society, the Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg police department alleging violations of federal and provincial animal protection laws. Actor Josh Gad, who lends his voice to a dog in the film, issued a statement on Twitter saying he has asked the studio and production team for an explanation of what he calls “disturbing images.” Facebook “There were several days of rehearsal of the water scenes to ensure Hercules was comfortable with all of the stunts,” the statement said. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called for a boycott of the movie, which stars Dennis Quaid and is directed by Lasse Hallstrom, and is set to be released later this month. Advertisement The film’s producer, Amblin Entertainment, and distributor, Universal Pictures, said in a joint statement that they are reviewing the footage, but they are confident that “great care and concern was shown” for the dog. The American Humane society has also launched an investigation into the incident and says it has suspended its safety representative who worked on the film. The footage, which first surfaced on the website TMZ, shows the distressed dog fighting to stay out of the water by repeatedly clawing at the edge of the pool. Twitter “Throwing a terrified German shepherd into rushing water is blatant animal cruelty,” Camille Labchuk, a lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice, said in a news release. “It is illegal to inflict suffering and anxiety onto animals, and there is no loophole that lets Hollywood moviemakers get away with abusing animals on a film set.” He said that while the finished film is “one of the most beautiful love letters to animals I have ever seen,” he was troubled by the video. Advertisement A subsequent shot shows the dog submerged under the water while a voice is hear yelling “Cut it!” and handlers moved in to pull the animal out.last_img read more

Elder accuses Budweiser of using his art to sell beer

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsRobert Yelton looks up at the totem pole and says the eagle is his daughter Lenora and the raven below is him.His son, Peter, is the wolf. At the very bottom is his mother – holding them all up.Yelton carved the pole in 2009 and it sits among others in the Vancouver’s Stanley Park.So when his family saw it on a beer advertisement during a trip in Hawaii a few months ago he couldn’t believe it.“How could Budweiser do that, you know?” he said. “Just to come and take our culture and not even to ask or have any consideration is not right.”Shain Jackson is a former lawyer and now a full-time artist and thinks it’s blatant copyright infringement.“Would they have been so arrogant to go and take a non-Indigenous artists work? Do they come after our Indigenous artists work because they know we don’t have the resources to after them in court?” he said.Robert Yelton standing with his memorial totem pole he carved for his late mother Rose Cole Yelton. It’s located in Stanley Park. PHOTO: APTN’s Tina HouseLuckily for Yelton lawyers from across Canada and the United States have agreed to represent him pro bono and have ensured his copyright on the totem pole.Adding insult to injury is the fact that Yelton is a recovering alcoholic since 1976 and became a drug and alcohol counsellor.He said there’s no way he’d let his work represent something he’s been fighting all these years.Budweiser didn’t immediately respond to questions from APTN [email protected]last_img read more