Weber State To Commence Construction On Stewart Stadium Complex

first_img Tags: Groundbreaking/South Dakota Coyotes/Stewart Stadium/Weber State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Later this month, Weber State’s athletic department will commence construction on a state-of-the-art athletic complex at the north end of Stewart Stadium.This building will include the Barbara and Rory Youngberg Football Center, the Sark’s Boys Getaway, the Stromberg Strength and Conditioning Complex, the Marquardt-Kimball Plaza and the Behnken Plaza.This will be a 27,000-square foot building and serve as the main entrance into the stadium.This will also consist of a new state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility and feature new team locker rooms and a newly expanded football equipment room.Construction is to commence August 28 and there will be a groundbreaking ceremony prior to the kickoff of the September 15 home game against South Dakota.This is a 6:00 p.m. kickoff and the groundbreaking ceremony is slated for 5:00 p.m. August 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State To Commence Construction On Stewart Stadium Complex Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Seymour Man dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Jackson County

first_imgJackson County– The Indiana State Police are investigating a multiple-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Seymour, Indiana man.Friday,  afternoon Indiana State Troopers along with Deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Brownstown Officers, responded to US 50 in front of Schneider Nursery near County Road 260 E for a report of multiple vehicles involved in a crash. Upon arrival, responders found that five vehicles had been involved with several subjects receiving injuries.The initial investigation by Troopers revealed that Herschel Williams, 81, of Seymour, Indiana driving a 2014 Ford F150, was traveling eastbound on US 50 when for unknown reasons his vehicle crossed the center line and struck the driver’s side of a 2018 Chevy Equinox driven by Brandy Schafstall, 45, of Seymour. The impact caused the Equinox to overturn once coming to rest on its wheels. Williams’ vehicle then continued eastbound, where it struck a 2007 Chevy Silverado, driven by Seth Zike, 40, of Brownstown, head-on causing the Silverado to overturn and come to rest on its top in the ditch.A 2005 Chevy Equinox, driven by Haley Godsey struck a guardrail while avoiding Schafstall’s vehicle that had come to rest in the middle of the roadway. A 2001 Toyota truck was damaged by debris in the roadway while trying to avoid the other vehicles involved in the crash.Jackson County EMS transported Schafstall to Schneck Medical Center, where she was treated and evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries. Zike and three other passengers in his vehicle were transported by Jackson County EMS for treatment of their injuries. Herschel Williams was transported to Schneck Medical Center, where he was then pronounced deceased by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.last_img read more

Black Cats mauled by Foxes

first_img And seven minutes later he made it 3-0 when, after being brought down in the area by Lee Cattermole, the Algerian international sent Costel Pantilimon the wrong way from the spot. Dick Advocaat responded by replacing Cattermole with Fletcher but it failed to give the visitors any foothold in a game which was already lost. And Danny Drinkwater almost added a fourth from distance when his effort was palmed away a minute before half time. There was little Leicester let-up and Mahrez continued to torture Sunderland after the break as he turned them inside out before hitting the post 10 minutes after the restart. Pantilimon then saved from Vardy and Mahrez as Leicester threatened to embarrass the visitors. But they pulled a goal back against the run of play on 60 minutes when Adam Johnson slipped Defoe in to fire into the corner from 10 yards. Suddenly Defoe was alive and Schmeichel was forced into a smart low save two minutes later with Leicester rattled. Albrighton made it 4-1 with 25 minutes left. The visitors failed to clear Mahrez’s cross and, when Vardy’s presence caused problems, the ball fell to Albrighton to drill in from the edge of the area. The goal rush continued five minutes later, though, when Fletcher made it 4-2, heading into an empty net after Defoe lobbed Schmeichel. It kept the Foxes on their toes and Okazaki was denied a debut goal by Kaboul’s block with four minutes left. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Just nipped outside at half-time to see that #SAFC have kept the engine running.” BBC commentator Connor McNamara posts a picture of the Sunderland team coach. PLAYER RATINGS Leicester: Kasper Schmeichel: 7 (Out of 10) Ritchie De Laet: 7 Wes Morgan: 7 Robert Huth: 7 Jeff Schlupp: 7 Mark Albrighton: 8 Danny Drinkwater: 7 Andy King: 7 Riyad Mahrez: 9 Shinji Okazaki: 7 Jamie Vardy: 8 Subs: Yohan Benalouane: 6 Christian Fuchs: 6 N’Golo Kante: 6 Sunderland Costel Pantilimon: 7 Billy Jones: 5 Sebastian Coates: 5 Younes Kaboul: 5 Patrick Van Aanholt: 5 Jack Rodwell: 5 Lee Cattermole: 4 Sebastian Larsson: 5 Jeremain Lens: 5 Jermain Defoe: 6 Adam Johnson: 5 Subs: Steven Fletcher : 6 Adam Matthews: 6 STAR PLAYER Riyad Mahrez: The Algeria international ran Sunderland ragged all afternoon and deserved a hat-trick. His first-half brace put Leicester in complete control and he was only denied the match ball by the woodwork and fine saves from Costel Pantilimon. The Foxes need to prove they can maintain their form from last season and Mahrez, one of their stars from their Great Escape, will be key. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Kasper Schmeichel: Had little to do all game but he laid the foundations for Leicester’s win with a vital sixth-minute save. Jermain Defoe had wriggled free in the area only to be denied by the keeper from point black range with the score still 0-0. Six minutes later and the Foxes’ rout began but only after Schmeichel had given them a platform. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Dick Advocaat is third favourite to be the first Barclays Premier League manager to be sacked this season and his odds will not have improved after seeing his side’s first-half collapse. Opposite number Claudio Ranieri could not have wished for a better start at Leicester after replacing Nigel Pearson this summer. The Italian needs to impress to silence the doubters after his surprise appointment and certainly got off to the best start. MOAN OF THE MATCH Claudio Ranieri will be delighted with a debut victory in charge of Leicester but is sure to be annoyed at conceding twice to a Sunderland side who were beaten inside the opening 25 minutes. There seemed little danger to the Foxes’ backline but Jermain Defoe and Steven Fletcher pounced when the hosts switched off in the second half. It will only be a mild concern but Ranieri will want perfection from his new side. NEXT UP West Ham v Leicester (Premier League, Saturday August 15) Sunderland v Norwich (Premier League, Saturday August 15) A first-half blitz from Leicester blew away Sunderland to hand new boss Claudio Ranieri a dream start. Press Association Riyad Mahrez’s double and Jamie Vardy’s opener earned the Foxes an easy 4-2 win over the wretched Black Cats. England striker Vardy’s header and Mahrez’s brace, one coming from the penalty spot, put Leicester in complete control after just 25 minutes. Jermain Defoe pulled one back but Marc Albrighton ended the contest with the Foxes’ fourth, even though Steven Fletcher made it 4-2. The win gave Ranieri, who replaced Nigel Pearson in the summer, his first win in charge in his first Premier League game in 11 years. The Italian gave Shinji Okazaki his Foxes bow but fellow new-boys Christian Fuchs, Yohan Benalouane and N’Golo Kante were on the bench while Jeremain Lens and Younes Kaboul started for the Black Cats. However, it was one of the stars of last season who fired Leicester into a 12th minute lead. Ranieri had challenged Vardy to score more goals after he netted five last season – earning an England call – and the forward responded instantly when he flicked Albrighton’s free-kick across goal and the Black Cats allowed it to bounce in off the woodwork. It came after Kasper Schmeichel, a spectator for most of the half, denied Defoe from point-blank range after the striker wriggled free in the sixth minute. But that was the only fear for the Foxes as they took total control inside half an hour. Mahrez saw a shot deflect wide off Kaboul but eventually doubled Leicester’s lead on 18 minutes when he powered in a 12-yard header from Albrighton’s cross. last_img read more

Finally, some love for Denver

first_imgAre you happy now, Tom Brady?You wanted respect and now you got it. After you and your two-time defending champions got dethroned in Denver last Saturday night, you’ve got every sportswriter in America crying that the Broncos didn’t win the game as much as New England lost it.Sport Illustrated’s Andrew Perloff said “the better team lost that night in Denver.”Gene Wojciechowski of is guaranteeing the Broncos won’t get to Super Bowl XL by playing the way they did against America’s Team of the 21st Century.But now, I can’t take it any more. I put up with the entire world thinking the Broncos’ terrific 13-3 season would come to a close last Saturday. I’m putting up with the accusations of poor officiating over Divisional Weekend, supposedly “giving” Denver the game.No longer. I won’t have it. With the Broncos finally winning a playoff game without John Elway, I won’t let anybody tell me that my team is one and done. With the almighty Colts going home surprisingly early this January, I’m not going to listen to chatter that Denver might as well pack it in after just one victory.Fine, the Broncos don’t have any show-stopping, Sportscenter regulars. I’ll admit it’s not quite as glamorous to win with smashmouth football, as opposed to tossing up 80-yard bombs like Peyton Manning or racking up 200-yard, three-touchdown games like Clinton Portis or Tiki Barber (notice a connection between those three. Hint: It has to do with not playing anymore.)So what? The Broncos do a better job of taking care of the football, don’t they? Denver gave the ball away just 16 times this year.Meanwhile, the Broncos forced their opponents into making tons of mistakes this season. The vaunted defense in orange and blue took the ball away 36 times, giving the Broncos a plus-20 turnover differential in the regular season, second-best in the league.Conversely, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a good, but not great, turnover campaign, with 30 takeaways and 23 giveaways during 2005, a plus-7 margin.They say one of the most challenging feats in football is winning a game despite losing the turnover battle. If that’s true, Denver definitely will be a tough out for any of the three remaining foes.The Broncos also have history on their side. They have an impressive 6-1 record in AFC Championships, whereas our friends in the Steel City have compiled a 5-7 mark.The current coaches of each team have similar stories. Mike Shanahan is 2-0 in the Super Bowl with the Broncos, but Bill Cowher has a dismal 1-4 history in Pittsburgh’s attempts to get to the Big Dance. Ouch.Now I know I sound like a homer, and certainly in this situation, you’re absolutely right. But the fact is, the Broncos are not the only victims of league-wide condescension this postseason.I hate to call out SI, but just because the Carolina Panthers have pulled off a couple of impressive road playoff wins doesn’t make them geniuses for dubbing the Black Cats as the preseason Super Bowl pick.In order for Carolina to compete for the Lombardi trophy, they’ll have to come up with one more upset, this time against the Seattle Seahawks, or Exhibit B of disrespected NFL franchises this week.Seattle hasn’t lost a meaningful game since Week 4 of the regular season when the Washington Redskins knocked off the ‘Hawks 23-17; of course, Seattle exacted revenge last week.Provided that Alexander, the touchdown machine, is healthy, there’s no reason to think the Seahawks’ run should come to an end on Sunday night.Yet Carolina, a.k.a. the Steve Smith show, has suddenly become America’s Sweetheart.Don Banks, another East-Coast-loving writer at Sports Illustrated, has predicted that Nick Goings, the Panthers’ third-string running back, will easily outrush Alexander, the NFL Most Valuable Player, on Sunday.Sure, that makes sense.Why can’t Denver and Seattle get a little love here?They both have home-field advantage. Neither one has lost a home game this year (9-0 each). They are the only NFL teams that were undefeated this year in their own backyards.Perloff ranked the four remaining quarterbacks for yesterday, and sure enough, he’s got Ben Roethlisberger and Jake Delhomme, of Pittsburgh and Carolina respectively, above Denver’s Jake Plummer and Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck.Interesting how they’ve got the Pro Bowl starter, Hasselbeck, under two Pro Bowl reserves, who are in turn under the only one missing out on Hawaii, Roethlisberger.Sure, the Steelers and Panthers have played great football lately. But let’s face it: they have been forced to do so for the past six weeks or so. In mid-November, the Steelers were stuck at 7-5, and have been living on the edge ever since.The Broncos and Seahawks had a few weeks off before last week’s divisional games. Carolina and Pittsburgh had no such advantage.True, Vegas rightfully has both Seattle and Denver favored in this weekend’s championship matchups. Make no mistake, however; the national media wants a Steelers-Panthers clash in Detroit, Bettis’ hometown.So if Brady wants to talk about disrespect, he should look no further than the team that just rained on his parade. Hell, he should go ahead and check out the upcoming Super Bowl.The two teams that, for my money, he will be watching there, could tell him something about disrespect.Aaron Brenner is a freshman intending to major in Journalism. Any comments on his column or his love for the Broncos can be sent to [email protected]last_img read more

Masters 2019: Francesco Molinari opens door for Tiger Woods by finding water at 12

first_imgVictims of Rae’s Creek:* Molinari* Finau* Poulter* KoepkaThe curse of the 12th hole strikes again…— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 14, 2019Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm were suddenly only off the pace.Two of the next three holes for the final group were par fives, raising the possibility of more dramatic leaderboard movement as the tournament neared a conclusion, particularly with rain now falling at a windy Augusta.Sunday’s action began much earlier than usual, with tee times having been brought forward and players grouped in threesomes due to the anticipated arrival of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Tiger Woods’ hopes of winning a fifth Masters title were dramatically enhanced as he found himself in a share of the lead when playing partner Francesco Molinari found water at the par-three 12th.Molinari held a two-shot lead over Woods at the top of the leaderboard as they arrived on the 12th tee on Sunday. Masters 2019: Francesco Molinari moves three clear at Augusta However, the Italian made a mess of his tee shot, failing to clear the water guarding the green, and ended up making a double-bogey five.Woods — seeking a fifth green jacket 14 years after he claimed his fourth — played it safe after Molinari’s error, finding the left side of the putting surface and two-putting for par. Related Newscenter_img Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter also put balls into Rae’s Creek to dent their chances, but Xander Schauffele joined Woods and Molinari at 11 under by birdieing the 13th. Masters 2019: Francesco Molinari one clear of Tiger Woods with 9 to playlast_img read more