Scholar connects atheism to cultural shifts

first_imgNoted British literary theorist Terry Eagleton explored the relationship between the postmodern movement, religion, atheism and fundamentalism in his lecture “The Death of God and the War on Terror” on Wednesday at the Eck Visitors Center auditorium. The English department sponsored the event.“Religion has played, traditionally, such a vital role in legitimating political regimes that our rulers could hardly look upon the disappearance of God with any degree of equanimity,” Eagleton said. “Religion is an exceedingly hard act to follow. Indeed it has been proved to be by far the most universal symbolic system humanity has ever known.”  Emmet Farnan | The Observer According to Eagleton, the “death of God” and the shift towards atheism was due largely to evolving ideas of market and capitalist mentality, as well as the influence of postmodernism in Western culture. Eagleton said capitalism and utilitarian market systems, as ideas that do not necessarily involve metaphysical or moral concepts, create a tension with morally-based systems such as democracy.“It was the inherently rationalist, utilitarian, pragmatic, mental logic of the marketplace which has rendered such high-sounding and edifying metaphysical notions as implausible,” Eagleton said.Eagleton said notions of cultural relativism and the importance humans put on the anthropological aspect of culture influence our beliefs.“Culture is as precious as it is because it was seen to offer in a hopelessly divided society a ground of fundamental reconciliation,” he said. “Only religion has been able, I think, on a widespread scale, to link up these two aspects of culture.”According to Eagleton, religion connects the two definitions of culture, an anthropological version and a high art concept, that are key to the human experience. Eagleton said the shift away from God as a central focus of culture has created a new relationship between government and culture and changed the role that relationship plays in understanding humanity.“There is a kind of complicity between cultural customs that becomes deeply involved in political questions,” Eagleton said. “What that means is that culture has become part of the problem, rather than part of the solution”.Eagleton said religious fundamentalism arose as a response to the rapid social movement away from religion as Western civilization developed. He cited events such as the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and other instances of religious fundamentalism as responses to western capitalism.“Religious fundamentalism is a momentous, historic shift in western civilization,” Eagleton said. “Fundamentalism has its source not so much in hatred as in anxiety. It’s the pathological mind set of those who feel ‘washed up’ by the brave new world of capitalism.”Tags: atheism, capitalism, culture, fundamentalism, religion, Terry Eagletonlast_img read more

Independence Day Weekend Will Be Hot And Dry, With Highs In The 80s

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Very warm and dry conditions are expected through the Independence day weekend and well into next week.For Today, partly cloudy with a very small chance for an isolated shower. Highs will be in the mid to upper-80’s with a slight decrease in the humidity levels.Tonight the annual Mayville fireworks show should go off without a hitch. Mainly clear skies with temperatures in the evening in the lower-70’s. Overnight lows drop back to near 60. For Sunday, Mainly sunny with highs again in the upper-80’s to near 90. The humidity levels will rise once again.There will be no relief in the heat or any big chances for rain heading into next week. Sunshine and temperatures into the lower 90’s for most of the week and lows at night in the mid-60’s.In addition, a rise in the humidity levels will make it feel just uncomfortable outside. Heat advisories are likely. The best chance for rain, and even then will be spotty at best is looking to be mid-week.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Skepticism Persists Over Claims by Owners That They Have Buyers Lined Up for Failing Coal Plant in Arizona

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:The biggest coal-fired power plant west of the Mississippi is up for sale, but market watchers say they’re not convinced anyone is serious about buying it.That skepticism comes despite statements from the Salt River Project, which co-owns the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Ariz., that they’ve signed 14 non-disclosure agreements with potential buyers. Some analysts aren’t convinced the 14 are serious bidders. Others, however, say President Donald Trump’s pro-coal policies could help the plant get sold.Fourteen potential buyers “is an extraordinary number,” Tom Sanzillo, finance director at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, told Bloomberg Environment. “Fourteen and 15 buyers is what you get when a solar company goes bankrupt, because there’s so much value there.”That’s not true of coal because power prices from natural gas and renewables are so low, said Jeremy Fisher, a principal associate with research firm Synapse Energy Economics Inc.“If you’re an investor thinking about picking up a plant on the cheap, you look at your long-term prospects for being able to make money,” Fisher told Bloomberg Environment. “Until we see something that fundamentally changes the market structures, I don’t think we’re seeing much of a change.”Seth Schwartz, president of consultancy Energy Ventures Analysis, said that moves such as Trump’s could inspire confidence among investors for coal. But he also said he doesn’t see that happening yet.“The market probably still views the new administration’s actions as preliminary, or at least unsettled,” Schwartz told Bloomberg Environment. “They’re still subject to litigation. So I’m not sure that investors are ready to act on those initiatives right now. But some individual investors may take a contrarian position, thinking their odds have improved.”Scott Harelson, an SRP spokesman, told Bloomberg Environment that the 14 interested parties are researching the plant and its economics, including its budgets, union contracts, and maintenance. SRP has no sense of the parties’ level of interest, Harelson said. The company did not say who the 14 parties were.Similarly, Beth Sutton, a Peabody Energy spokeswoman, told Bloomberg Environment earlier this month that “a number of private equity firms and power plant operators…have expressed interest in moving to the next phase in the process,” but that those parties are “understandably subject to confidentiality agreements.”More: Doubts Hover Over Sale of Massive Navajo Coal Plant Skepticism Persists Over Claims by Owners That They Have Buyers Lined Up for Failing Coal Plant in Arizonalast_img read more

The Gran Fondo Asheville, As Seen From the Back by a Florida Flatlander

first_imgI’d never actually wish for another cyclist’s misfortune. But still, right near the start of the Gran Fondo Asheville road race on Sunday, I couldn’t help but be a little glad to see one rider pull off with a flat. Because it meant that maybe I’d actually finish in front of someone. As a flatlander from Florida, I lined up for Sunday’s race admittedly stressed about what was to come. Back home in South Florida, we don’t have those things – what do you call them? – where the ground curves upwards and then back down again.The Gran Fondo Asheville (which benefits the important work of Friends of the Smokies) began in the parking lot of New Belgium Brewery and then breezed its way down Riverside Drive. Right away, it’s clear the Gran Fondo is unique: instead of going for an overall speed, riders in this race are clocked instead on time trial areas of a couple miles each (full results here). So instead of the agro riders jockeying for early position you see in most races, this felt very Asheville, like the Southern-courteous morning line outside Tupelo Honey.The route headed northwest of town into farm country, prairies of hay and cattle rolling out to the skies. The riders remained clumped in slow-moving groups until the timing gate that signaled the first time trial. Right as our time started counting, there was an out-of-the-saddle-worthy uphill, and suddenly this huffing-and-puffing Floridian was getting blown away by Carolina-mountain-strong riders.The time trial dipped down, and those in matching team outfits darted off at well over 40 mph. A gradual climb came next, up through grasslands and by farmhouses. It leveled off only for a minute, then to the right, and up another hill that threatened to never end. Following the time trial, the route veered off in two directions, with those doing the 60- and 100-mile routes heading further north. Me, I took a right, back toward town, and down through more farms and then thick old growth. The route followed the French Broad, the sounds of the rapids nearly drowning out my regular downshifts. It occurred to me near the end, with the pack of riders thinned out now along Riverside, that this is a fine way to end a few weeks in the mountains. After riding up Town and Elk mountains, after an epic (for me, at least) climb to Craggy, testing myself in a road race seemed fitting. How would a Floridian do against these mountain riders? Could I have surprised even myself with a podium finish by besting the climbs?Yeah, no. My time trial took 14 minutes and 40 seconds, good enough to put me in at No. 347 out of 420 riders. It’s safe to assume all those behind me were probably fixing flats.But there’s a bit of encouragement for any hill-adverse rider thinking about tackling the Gran Fondo Asheville next year: The overall winner of that first time trial, nailing that section at 8 minutes and 20 seconds, was Camilo Villegas, a 35-year-old from Jupiter, Florida. He averaged an insanely fast 25 mph.Cheers to you, Camilo, for representing us flatlanders. Eric Barton is a freelance journalist who, like all Floridians, spends as much time as possible in Asheville. You can find his work in Bicycling, Food & Wine, and the BBC. Probably right now, you can find him at Chai Pani, All Souls Pizza, or combing the breweries of the South Slope.last_img read more

Panama at Risk for Large Earthquake

first_imgBy Dialogo November 24, 2010 I THINK THIS TYPE OF INFORMATION SHOULD HAVE MAJOR COVERAGE AND REACH ALL SORT OF MASS MEDIA, MAINLY SO THAT THE POPULATION CAN ANALYZE AND BE CAUTIOUS BEFORE AN EMERGENCY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH THE INTENTION OF ALARMING PEOPLE, BUT AS PREVENTION. plis read An imminent earthquake within the next few years. Thank God for people like you dedicated to investigating and releasing the results, we will prepare ourselves spiritually. We must believe and trust the Creator as there is no other way against nature and its occurances. May GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS. I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE INTERESTING IF THE TEAMS OF SCIENTISTS THAT THE US HAS IN THE NORTH WOULD PUT INTO USE ALL OF THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED DURING THE LAST 35 YEARS WITH THE HAARP PROJECT, TO EVALUATE THE RESULTS OF A BIG EARTHQUAKE IN PANAMA. THEY CAN DO THIS AND EVERYONE KNOWS THIS. PROVOKE A BIG EARTHQUAKE IN PANAMA AND WHEN THE DAY IS SET, HAVE THE IV FLEET AND IMMEDIATELY SEND ABOUT 10,000 MARINES AND HELP CO-NATIONALS. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO BE ABLE TO EXPERIMENT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CANAL!!! GREETINGS. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!! If the unfolding success in an undefined timeframe is so important it is also true that those responsible for the investigation make the warnings more firmly and the standard emergency arrangements with sufficient time and not wait for the disaster to occur before acting. If the investigation of the past was made for that purpose then investment of the same should have an immediate solution. In the new regulatory plans for new population settlements, new cities, the natural faults in the areas should be taken into consideration where new settlements, villas, condominiums, and residential zones are to be constructed. Areas prone to movement of the earth, eroded by wind, rock decomposition, swampy or very uneven land, rugged, wet and soft lands. Bad forecasts and where innocent families live, Do not permit the habitation in the large known faults that could signal the complete disappearance of complete towns in case of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods. Also, building a some meters from and above the ocean. A lot above the ocean level. Far away from rivers that overflow in certain situations. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You have to help lady luck. Nature always claims and re-claims what is hers. Including its faults. You cannot fight against nature. Respect and detour away from “non grata” places where we have not been invited. Even through the use of the best applied technology. The violence of the wild, primitive nature wins the fight. The contest is uneven. It’s worse if it takes us by surprise. Better to prevent and always be on guard. WITH HOW LONG IN ADVANCE IS IT POSSIBLE TO WARN THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE AN EARTHQUAKE SO THAT PEOPLE CAN GO TO A SAFE PLACE THANKS LURDINHA BRAZIL VERY GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKES THAT PANAMA HAS HAD, NOW THAT THEY THINK A GREAT EARTHQUAKE WILL HIT IN THAT AREA, I BELIEVE THAT THEY NEED TO WARN AND RAISE AWARENESS ON HOW TO ACT WHEN THE TIME COMES. GOD PROTECT THEM, VALUE THE NATURE AS IT IS, WITH IT NOBODY KNOWS, EVERYTHING IS SUGGESTED. MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN; ONE IS NOT TAKING CARE OF ONESELF, GOOD LUCK Anything can happen on our planet, what we have to do is be prepared for the unexpected, always have what is indispensable: water, canned food, batteries, flashlights, first-aid kits, a battery-operated radio and above all at a difficult time always keep calm and be level-headed, this kind of information must be covered more the population should be directed as to what may happen, it’s not about alarming people just warning and informing. I am studying this further since in the last few days there have been several seismic movements in the ocean off of our coasts in Colón and that is a bit worrying since I have family on the coast and I work in a building on the coast there is a bit of heightened expectation now with the most recent events. It’s good, but it’s lacking more information on the earthquake in Panama. Well, I’ve read on this subject, and Panama is not immune to a strong earthquake. I don’t know if you’ve heard that the Panama isthmus originated from the bottom of the ocean, meaning that just as it once rose it can sink again, although this doesn’t happen in a day. However, nobody knows when this will happen. We simply have to put everything in God’s hands. It is very interesting to learn more about the behavior of the faults which could be a great risk to us in the future. Thank you WERE THESE FAULTS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN BUILDING THE METRO. I HOPE SO. Why isn’t the population taught about this? This is irresponsible of the authorities. The population needs to be instructed so they can know what to do in the case of disasters like those. I believe and trust in the benevolence of our Heavenly Father, and in the fact that he will always protect us. It’s true, I agree with you WHY DON’T THEY TALK ABOUT THAT WITH THE PANAMANIANS. THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO TALK ABOUT THAT. THOSE ARE BIG, DISASTROUS MISTAKES. Guys, they say there that both faults are pressed one against the other so that if it gets too hot both faults will stop being pressured and will cause a 7 or 8 magnitude earthquake is the government keeping this from us?? So they already know about it… I don’t think so but we have to be read and listen after 5 seismic events the big one will come but there have not been any seismic events in this area there are more tremors than usual in Chitiqui…ther could be an earthquake at any time we don’t know even what day, month or year but it could happen…older people who have children have to practice drills. In other words what do you have to do when there’s an earthquake I am 15 years old and I have felt 3 seismic events. I felt the last one last year in Playa Blanca…so let’s be prepared Yes you’re right… you have to stay calm no matter what I know a lot about earthquakes and I’m only 15 years old. Look if there’s an earthquake don’t stay in the house because the roof could fall in or the walls what you have to do is go outside and stay somewhere open. It will be difficult to walk during an earthquake if you can’t stand up lean against the wall and take what you can. In other words clothes food flashlights batteries and a radio… I don’t think so very much. I recommend you download and app which could let you know before the earthquake starts… good luck Given Dr. Irani’s statement, and other comments, a formal statement on security in the case of such an event would be good. At least to be aware of the seriousness of the issue; in addition, as general knowledge for the Panamanian community.I found out on YouTube. We should be better informed, for whatever reason. There can be no doubt that man himself is ruining the earth and his surroundings, taking land away from the ocean, for et buildings, they do not think of the future consequences, they’re killing the fauna and everything has a price, too bad we’re the innocent ones, this happens all over the world, so what’s coming is to be expected; research these events that mark the end on JW.ORG The Panamá Canal system and Panamá City are at significant risk from a large earthquake, according to a new geologic study. Commissioned as part of the ongoing canal expansion project, the study was published in the December 2010 edition of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. In it, geologists studied the Limon and Pedro Miguel faults and found that both are active and have relatively short recurrence rates for large earthquakes. But keep in mind that in geologic terms, relatively short means hundreds of years. The Pedro Miguel fault runs between two of the locks on the Panama Canal. It last ruptured in 1621, resulting in a devastating earthquake that partially destroyed Panamá Viejo. “That earthquake resulted in nearly [three metres] of displacement where the fault crosses the canal,” lead author Thomas Rockwell, a geologist at San Diego State University, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “Another such earthquake today could have dramatic effects.” The geologists also found evidence that both the Pedro Miguel and Limon faults may have failed at the same time around 700 AD, triggering a massive earthquake. While the study was intended to gauge the risk to the canal, researchers are more concerned about the threat posed to Panama City. “The hazard from the Pedro Miguel fault is largely one of shaking and its consequent effects. As Panamá City lies only a few kilometers from the Pedro Miguel fault, renewed activity on this fault could cause substantial damage to structures that were not designed for strong shaking,” the researchers wrote. They said the place where the fault crosses under the canal is between the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks and that “no existing canal structures appear to directly overlie the fault.” That could prevent major damage to the canal. Panama is at the epicenter of the millennia-long geologic collision between Central and South America. Once separated by a sea, the land masses are now being slowly shoved together, resulting in folding and faulting of the isthmus. The study estimates that western Panamá is converging with Panamá City at the rate of about 8 millimeters per year, According to the website OurAmazingPlanet, Rockwell and his team traveled deep into Panama’s rainforests in search of more data on the 1621 quake, and discovered that it displaced the Camino de Cruces, an old Spanish road once choked with prospectors and donkeys hauling loads of South American gold. The earthquake shoved the well-trod cobblestone highway more than 9 feet (3 meters) off its original mark. That proved that the Pedro Miguel fault has been responsible for major earthquakes in the past. The engineers and contractors expanding the canal will have to take into account that potential for displacement when designing the new locks. The expansion is scheduled for completion in 2014. As to whether the earthquake danger is imminent, Rockwell remained circumspect. “On the Pedro Miguel fault, we’ve had three large earthquakes in the last 1,600 years. The last earthquake was in 1621, so it’s been almost 400 years,” Rockwell told OurAmazingPlanet. “I’m not going to make any predictions.”last_img read more

Some Ads Suck. Some, Don’t.

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Most ads make us want things. Some make us feel bad (Oh. My. God. To be a smoker and see those anti-smoking ads…)Some ads are funny.Some are inspiring.And in these crazy days and times, we’ll take inspiration wherever we can get it. Guinness for the win.last_img

Callahan revels in new role, comfort at Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 10, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 When Liam Callahan was an everyday starter at Villanova in 2013, he’d make time to watch his former travel teammates Alex Bono and Stefanos Stamoulacatos play for Syracuse. When Callahan would stay over at Bono’s house after travel tournaments in high school, the two would imagine a future of playing college soccer together.So when Callahan decided to leave Villanova, it was clear to him that the Orange would be the only other place he’d want to go. “Syracuse is actually like my second home,” said Callahan, an Amherst, New York native. “It’s close to home. It’s comfortable … they’ve done great the past few years. They’ve been improving every year, there’s great people playing here.”Callahan spent two years as a member of the Wildcats and started every game last year after breaking his ankle in the first year. But for an undisclosed reason, he decided to transfer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBecause he’d played on an Empire United Academy team, a central New York based club, with players from Rochester and Syracuse, including Bono and Stamoulacatos, Callahan felt a familiarity with the Orange. It not only led him there, but is easing his transition into a system that he’s never played in before. He’s become one of the catalysts from the wing-back back position with a defense that has yet to allow a goal this season.It’s a defense that’s crowded and features established players such as Jordan Murrell, Skylar Thomas and Oyvind Alseth. But despite being the new name, Callahan has quickly developed credibility. “He had an advantage to work here all spring and an advantage that he knew several of the guys beforehand,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “We know him very well from being one of the local guys. He’s doing very well.”The familiarity has helped Callahan adjust not only to a new team, but also to a new defensive system. At Villanova and before, he’d only been a part of a 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 formation. With four players in the back, he didn’t have the opportunity to get up the field as much. But now with Syracuse’s 3-5-2 positioning, Callahan is able to get up the field a little more and he smiled when he said he’s even being presented with the chance to score.“It’s been a big transition for myself,” Callahan said. “As far as the team goes, it’s actually helped in our benefit. We’re a transition team. “I think it’s just fit well as the season’s gone so far.” McIntyre said the transition was “seamless.” Callahan enrolled at SU in January and got through what McIntyre called the “dark times” of January and February with relative ease. Bono, who also considered playing at Villanova, said he knew that would be the case before the defender ever put on an SU uniform. He’s known about Callahan’s abilities as a passer, crosser and defender for the past seven years.“He realized that if he had the opportunity to come here, he’d want to do it and team up again,” Bono said. “He realized we had something special going on, came in, visited, liked the school, liked the staff, liked the way we play. “And the rest is history.” Commentslast_img read more

USC readies itself for two ranked foes

first_imgThe No. 13 USC women’s volleyball team (12-2, 1-1) is looking to continue its solid Pac-10 Conference play this weekend in home matches against No. 9 Cal (8-3, 1-0) on Friday and No. 11 Stanford (7-4, 0-1) on Saturday.After a weekend of career-highs for sophomore outside hitter Alex Jupiter (31 kills and 20 digs against Arizona State) and sophomore Kendall Bateman (60 assists), as well as season-highs for senior libero Alli Hillgren (24 digs) and senior All-American outside hitter Jessica Gysin (19 kills and 19 digs), USC is ready to regain its composure from a one-match loss last weekend and come out with wins this time around.Season mark · Sophomore setter Kendall Bateman (12), seen here blocking at the net, set a career high last weekend with 60 assists. – Kim Young | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy begin the weekend tonight against Cal at 7 p.m., after their five-set win over Stanford on Saturday. The Golden Bears are hitting .258 this season thus far, with a 13.28 kills per set and a 2.64 blocks per set average.USC has lead the series against Cal by a 43-9 margin thus far, winning six of the last seven meetings, but Cal is coming to the match ready for a battle. Armed with senior outside hitter Hana Cutura, the leader in kills and points in the Pac-10 — with 209 kills (4.86 kps), hitting .298 with 87 digs (2.02 dps) and 231.5 points (5.38 pps) — and Carli Lloyd, the fourth among Pac-10 players with a 10.47 aps average, the Golden Bears are not looking to lose.After tonight’s match, the Women of Troy will take on Stanford on Saturday evening, also at 7 p.m. Stanford is coming back from a five-set loss to Cal last weekend and hitting .287 as a team; the third-highest team average in the conference.The Cardinal have some strong defensive teammates coming to play this weekend as well. Senior middle blocker Janet Okogbaa, the third in the Pac-10, with a 1.32 blocks per set average, and junior outside hitter and setter Cassidy Lichtman with her 136 kills (3.32 kps), .328 hitting average with 144 assists (3.51 aps), and 92 digs (2.24 dps), held their own against the Golden Bears, but Stanford could not follow through with a win.last_img read more

Wisconsin Sports Awards set to highlight achievements in UW basketball, football

first_imgGood Karma Brands is set to host the fifth annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Tuesday, and there is no shortage of Badgers set to be honored.The event is put on to celebrate the best in high school, collegiate and professional sports in Wisconsin over the past year and will feature guest appearances by some of Wisconsin’s most recognizable athletes.In addition, the awards show will be available to stream for the first time on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.Here are the categories where both current and former Badgers are set to be honored:Homegrown Athlete of the YearThree former Badgers are up for nomination in this category in offensive lineman Joe Thomas, defensive end J.J. Watt and quarterback Russell Wilson.[UPDATED]: Russell Wilson announced as spring 2016 commencement speakerFormer University of Wisconsin quarterback and Super Bowl winning quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson was announced Wednesday as Read…Between the three former University of Wisconsin football players, they have 16 NFL Pro Bowl appearances, four All-Big Ten awards and two first-team All-American honors (Watt and Thomas).While Wilson, being a fifth-year transfer at Wisconsin, isn’t exactly “homegrown” — he is a native of Richmond, Virginia — both Watt and Thomas are from southeastern Wisconsin, with Watt growing up in Pewaukee and Thomas being raised in Brookfield.Moment of the YearWisconsin’s victory over Kentucky in last year’s Final Four may not just be the best moment of year, but the best moment in the history of UW athletics as the most talented Wisconsin men’s basketball team to ever take the hardwood defeated what was thought to be one of the greatest college teams ever assembled.And while the loss in the championship game to Duke led to the always inevitable disappointing end to the season for Wisconsin, it doesn’t take away from the moment the Badgers handed the Wildcats their first loss of the entire season.Thirty-eight and no: Wisconsin moves on to national championship game with stunning win over undefeated KentuckyINDIANAPOLIS – The Wisconsin men’s basketball team was able to do something no other team has done all season. No Read…Dream Team of the YearWhile what exactly qualifies as a “dream team” isn’t exactly clear, both the Wisconsin’s men’s basketball team and football team are nominated for this award.Men’s basketball: Badgers feel the sting of March, fall in Sweet SixteenIn a span of just 19 seconds, a third straight trip to the Elite Eight slipped out of Wisconsin’s grasp Read…The men’s basketball team finished this past season in disappointing fashion in the Sweet 16 against Notre Dame after they gave up a late three-point lead in a matter of 20 seconds. They did, however, manage one of the greatest turnarounds in the sports’ history under the direction of new head coach Greg Gard.The football team, on the other hand, finished the season on a very high note when they defeated the University of South California 23-21 in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30.Brazzoni: Victory over USC defines what Wisconsin football meant in 2015Coming into their Holiday Bowl showdown against USC, the Wisconsin football team had played two opponents that would be considered Read…Breakthrough Athlete of the YearDuring last season’s run to the Final Four, then-head coach Bo Ryan said freshman Ethan Happ was the team’s most improved player despite him being elected to redshirt the season and never seeing the floor.In his debut season, the redshirt freshman did not disappoint, as he finished the season with averages of 12.4 points and a team-high 7.9 rebounds per game. He also led the Big Ten with 1.8 steals per game en route to be awarded with All-Big Ten defensive team honors.Other award categories UW athletics could find themselves in are College Athlete of the Year, College Team of the Year, Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year, whose nominees are to be announced at the event.last_img read more

Jacksonville St. fends off Morehead St. 76-72 behind Roub

first_img LIVE TV Associated Press Television News  Martin Roub scored 21 points with six 3-pointers and Jacksonville State held on to beat Morehead State 76-72 in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Thursday night.Justin Thomas’ free throw with 8:32 left gave the Gamecocks a 63-53 lead before the Eagles outscored them 17-6 and led by a point on James Baker’s tip-in with 45 seconds left. Roub converted a three-point play with 29 seconds left, and after an Eagles’ timeout, Thomas missed a jump shot with 19 seconds to go.Derrick Cook and Ty Hudson each made a pair of foul shots to seal the win. Cook and Hudson each scored 13 and Jacara Cross 12 for the Gamecocks (6-8).Tyzhaun Claude led the Eagles (6-8) with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Djimon Henson scored 16. Written By COMMENT First Published: 3rd January, 2020 12:49 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 12:49 IST Jacksonville St. Fends Off Morehead St. 76-72 Behind Roub  Martin Roub scored 21 points with six 3-pointers and Jacksonville State held on to beat Morehead State 76-72 in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Thursday night. WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more