“I know Otis talked about wanting to start a golf club here and he was sending out flyers trying to have people come to a room on Howard’s campus and just get people interested in the game,” Curry said. “But he wanted to take it to another level. The idea around recreating Howard’s golf team, turning it into a Division I program for men and women was born on that specific night. Seven and a half, eight months later we are here announcing the first Division I golf program for Howard University all because of this guy here.” The historically Black university announced the development Monday in a news release. Fox 26 Charlotte reported Curry will contribute $1 million toward plans to introduce and grow access to golf at the HBCU, where scholarships will also be offered. To do so, the Howard press release states Curry will access major players in sports and the community, including sports apparel company Under Amour, sporting goods brand Calloway Golf Company and his own Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation to collect items including uniforms and equipment for the effort. GOD SHOWED OUT!!!🙏🏾 https://t.co/PgfONLiRbS— Otis Ferguson IV (@ferg_iv) August 20, 2019 “Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful,” Curry, who grew up playing the game with his dad, said in a statement. “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus, and is impossible to truly master, so when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough. I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University, and look forward to building their first men’s and women’s golf teams with them.” Despite being an NBA MVP, Steph Curry’s has a love for golf, and he’s taking that passion to the bank by bankrolling Howard University’s new golf program through 2025. Ferguson has expressed his excitement on Twitter by retweeting a video of the announcement Tuesday and saying, “GOD SHOWED OUT!!!🙏🏾” Men’s and women’s golf teams will be introduced at Howard by 2020. It will be the first set of Division I teams in the sport at the school. Previously, Howard had a Division II golf team as well as different intramural teams and intercollegiate clubs for the elite golf. Speaking at a press conference at the Washington, D.C., university August 19, Curry said he was inspired to make this effort a reality after a conversation with Howard senior and golfer Otis Ferguson IV, whom the basketball star met during a visit to the school earlier this year. Curry had been on campus to promote his documentary “Emanuel” in January. University President Wayne A. I. Frederick said in a statement that the school is “honored to partner with NBA Champion Stephen Curry to launch what is sure to become one of the best golf programs in the country.”
Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) prepares to call a play in the third quarter against Nebraska in Memorial Stadium on Oct. 14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn Ohio State’s home opening loss, the team averaged just 5.1 yards per play and scored only 16 points.Since then, the offense has averaged 7.8 yards per play and 53.2 points per game. Whether it be improved play, new personnel, different play-calling or some combination of the three, something would appear to have changed with the team.But to co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, the difference in the production might be more attributed to improved chemistry rather than any other drastic changes to the team.“I felt earlier in the year when we struggled, we didn’t come into the game with momentum,” Wilson said. “I think we’ve came through each week with momentum. Now you’ve still got to execute on Saturdays, but I think we’re coming into the game with some confidence and some momentum during the week of practice.”With each win Ohio State has secured, the team seems to be clicking more as a cohesive group of players and finding more success in nearly everything it has tried. But why wasn’t the 49-21 win against Indiana enough to propel the Buckeyes into their clash against Oklahoma?Quarterback J.T. Barrett believes the key to building momentum does not come as much from practice as much as it does from executing plays in games. At the time of the Oklahoma game, the Buckeyes had played just one game and were still searching for their identity.“I think it’s interesting being that in college, we don’t have a preseason,” Barrett said. “In NFL preseason games, they get time to get going as far as actual game to football. We just try to do the best we can in practice. And everything doesn’t click in the first weeks of college football.”As far as changes to playcalling or improved execution of those plays, the Buckeyes believe they are right where they were at the beginning of the season. The only difference now is that they have had a chance to thoroughly knock some rust off and the individuals are now starting to play more like a team. “We’ve put it all together the way those groups can play,” Wilson said. “What we’re trying to sell right now, the more we play together, the more we play for each other, linemen stepping up, the second and third tight ends, second and third running backs, five, six, seven receivers. The more guys play, the more energy is. It grows, that chemistry.”Could it be that simple? Is the only key to beating a top-five opponent just having more chemistry on the team? Redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said it just might be. The starting wideout believes Ohio State’s improved play is a direct result of the team just connecting better with each other. He felt fine with how the team was preparing earlier in the season, even after it took its loss to Oklahoma. Now it’s just about everyone executing better.“I just feel like you approach every day the same,” Dixon said. “If you don’t approach the date being the best you can, you’re going to lose. Different opponents come, but it’s still the same thing week after week. You’ve still got to be at your best.”The Buckeyes will train to maintain the momentum and chemistry through the off week before its matchup against Penn State.
Original Story: Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Visibilities will be reduced to one half mile or less at times in falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas. Travel may be difficult. The advisory has been extended until 4pm on Sunday. Another advisory is in effect from Noon Saturday and until Noon Sunday for Portage Valley and the Eastern Turnagain Arm which includes the cities of Whittier, Seward, Girdwood, and Moose Pass. Plan on slippery road conditions. Expect reduced visibilities at times. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory is in effect until Midnight Saturday for large amounts of snow for the cities for Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Homer and Cooper Landing. Snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 15 inches, are expected. Heavy snow is expected throughout. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 06:12 pmUpdated- 2/17 A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit 511.alaska.gov.
The Aprile EraThis marks the first season under new head coach Holly Aprile. The 2018 ACC Coach of the Year spent 10 seasons (2009-18) as Pittsburgh’s head coach and five years (2004-08) as an assistant. In 2018, she earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to the 2018 ACC Coastal Division title and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament. Print Friendly Version Fans can follow Louisville Softball on Twitter (@UofLSoftball) at https://twitter.com/UofLSoftball and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleSoftball In addition to the team’s combined academic mark, 14 student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better GPA, while 10 garnered Red & Black Scholar Athlete honors with a GPA of at least 3.25.Rebecca Chung, Madison Cousineau, Celene Funke, Megan Hensley, Sidney Melton, Maddy Newman, Paige Schindler and Danielle Watson were named to the Dean’s List after achieving a GPA of 3.5 or better.”I am extremely proud of our efforts in the classroom this semester achieving a team GPA of 3.2 in addition to the stellar individual accomplishments of our Athletic Director’s honor roll and Dean’s List performers,” said head coach Holly Aprile, who is in her first season at the helm.The Cardinals will open their 20th season of play February 8-10 at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Classic where they will take on Idaho State, Fullerton, Buffalo, Northwestern and Utah State. The University of Louisville softball team completed a successful fall semester in the classroom, posting a 3.204 team grade-point average. The accomplishment marks the program’s 27th straight semester with a collective GPA of 3.0 or higher – a streak dating back to the fall of 2005. Story Links
Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cardinal fans may also purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online at Ticketmaster.com, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including the KFC Yum! Center. Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders. The direct link to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster is here.A flexible three-game group ticket plan for any of the Cardinals’ eight remaining ACC home games is also available, allowing fans to choose the best available seats for any three games to include in the package. The ticket groups may be purchased through Ticketmaster at this link. Individuals will be prompted for the appropriate information through the online process.Additional information on obtaining tickets for a UofL event is available by calling (502) 852-5151, connecting online at GoCards.com/mbbtickets, or by visiting the UofL Ticket Office. Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s final five home men’s basketball games in the KFC Yum! Center will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m., including games against three teams currently ranked among the nation’s top 12 teams. Tickets will be on sale for the Cardinals’ games against North Carolina (Feb. 2), Duke (Feb. 12), Clemson (Feb. 16), Virginia (Feb. 23) and Notre Dame (March 3). Tickets for home games against Boston College (Jan. 16), NC State (Jan. 24) and Pittsburgh (Jan. 26) also remain on sale. Tickets are dynamically priced and pricing is subject to change.