first_img Michaels would be the perfect backer/manager for Undisputed. Cole is much like a young Michaels and if he was to side with them it would be epic! Pinterest 1 COMMENT WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WWE.com is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will act as the special guest referee for an upcoming NXT live event on November 17 in San Antonio, Texas.HBK will referee the scheduled main event that night featuring Drew McIntyre defending the NXT Championship against Adam Cole during Survivor Series weekend.You can check out a clip of Michaels hyping his appearance below courtesy of WWE.On Friday, November 17, @ShawnMichaels will officiate an #NXTTitle match between @DMcIntyreWWE & @AdamColePro in #NXTSanAntonio! pic.twitter.com/oAh3R8yCtH— WWE (@WWE) October 19, 2017 WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Twitter October 20, 2017 at 7:42 am Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mat Thompson 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Comments are closed. NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action last_img read more

first_img Jamie Collins Comes Back To Gillette Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Video: Triple H speaks about the condition of Cole and Gargano following TakeOver: Toronto Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Tom Keene Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economycenter_img Patriots Make Trade As Tight End Situation Falls Into Rough Shape WWE NXT Results – 9/4/19 (Adam Cole defends the NXT Championship against Jordan Myles) Jakobi Meyers, Jarrett Stidham Shine As Patriots Crush Lions The following is the current, updated card for the NXT TakeOver: New Orleans live special on April 7 on WWE Network as of last night’s NXT TV Tapings in Full Sail:* NXT Championship: Andrade “Cien” Almas (c) w/Zelina Vega vs. Aleister Black* NXT Women’s Championship: Ember Moon (c) vs. Shayna Baszler* NXT Tag Team Championships, Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals: The Undisputed ERA (c’s) vs. The Authors of Pain vs. WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne and Roderick Strong* Ladder Match to crown the first NXT North American Champion: Adam Cole vs. The Velveteen Dream vs. Killain Dain vs. Lars Sullivan vs. EC3 vs. RicochetAlso heavily teased for the show is Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa, but the match has not been officially confirmed as of this writing. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBrexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. EconomyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:00/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 59.63%0:06Remaining Time -2:54 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Now Playing Up Next Patriots Offense Shows Much Promise But Can Get Even Better Now Playing Up Next NXT TakeOver: Toronto Results – 8/10/19 (Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT Title)last_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is urging a change to a Washington state law on the ability to prosecute officers who use deadly force.Baldwin testified Monday before a state task force that is studying the statute that says police can’t be charged with a crime for using deadly force unless it can be proved they acted with “malice” and without “good faith,” the News Tribune of Tacoma reported.Baldwin, the son of a police officer, said that the malice standard should be removed. No other state uses the requirement.Most on the task force agree “malice” should be removed from state law, and a “good faith” standard” is under debate as well. Some police groups object to any change.The task force is expected to adopt recommendations to the Legislature, which will ultimately decide whether or not to move forward with them.last_img read more

first_imgPHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — Dominga Tejera picked her way around fallen palm trees rotting in mud as she returned home after a nine-hour workday as a hospital janitor on a Caribbean island that until recently seemed like paradise.She collapsed into a small plastic chair that has served as a makeshift bed since Hurricane Irma ripped the roof from her home as it pummeled St. Martin as a Category 5 storm.“It’s sad when you come home to this,” she said as she began to cry. “You try to stay strong in public, but once inside, you break.”Hundreds of people across an island shared by Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin are trying to rebuild the lives they had before the hurricane hit, celebrating little things like a rare evening breeze that clears the stifling air amid a widespread power outage and laughing as a radio announcer cheerfully announces, “The dentist is open!”But many like Tejera are struggling to maintain a semblance of the normality they had before Irma.“There’s no food here. There’s no water here,” said 70-year-old Germania Perez.Adding to the stress of lack of food and shelter were reports of widespread looting by armed gangs.As night falls, residents hurry inside, fearful of robbers roaming the streets and of the handful of men walking around with sunglasses and yanking chains tied to aggressive dogs.last_img read more

first_imgJonathan Sauerwein, 56, has been involved in politics since he was 5. His mother has always urged him to run for office. But it didn’t occur to him to run for Vancouver mayor until this month.“Friends and neighbors were complaining they didn’t have a choice because the other candidate dropped out,” Sauerwein said.Anne McEnerny-Ogle’s opponent Steven Cox withdrew from the race Sept. 26 after he made false allegations against Councilor Jack Burkman.Sauerwein filed as a declared write-in candidate Oct. 2.“I’ve tried to do things over the years in different channels because I honestly believe we can get things done as individuals if we pick a topic and focus on it,” he said. “I’ve avoided running all my life even though I’ve been asked to. Now it’s the time.”Sauerwein has a background in staff and project management. Most recently, he worked as a project manager for Project Access Now, where he coordinated Outreach, Enrollment and Access — a pilot project between the State of Oregon’s Governor’s Office, SEIU and major Portland hospitals to ensure low-income families had access to health care.That background is why Sauerwein chose to run for mayor instead of City Council Position 1, another race where only one candidate remains. Scott Campbell died Sept. 17, leaving just Maureen McGoldrick vying for the position.“I figure it’s a better position to be in to work with all the different council representatives and make a change,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgSEATTLE — A Hawaiian Airlines plane landing at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had flames coming from one of its engines.The aircraft was landing at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and air traffic control noticed a fire in the left engine, airport spokesman Perry Cooper said.Cooper said the pilots were notified and the fire was extinguished as the landing occurred.Jason Grisham was waiting for his flight when he heard a noise that sounded like tires popping. “Then all of a sudden the fire ignited and started shooting out,” he said in a Twitter message.Video that Grisham posted to Twitter showed the flames flaring from the plane as it rolled across the tarmac.The flight was a ferry with just crew and no passengers. It was being moved from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, to the Sea-Tac airport.When the Port of Seattle Fire Department arrived the fire was already out, Cooper said.The aircraft was towed to a hanger for an investigation.last_img read more

first_imgBiologist Stephanie Porter’s first child was six months old in 2011 when she and her husband, a fellow scientist, first ventured to an academic conference together.The results, she said, were a disaster. On-site child care wouldn’t take her infant daughter, Hazel. There were no changing tables in the men’s room, and Porter’s husband was kicked out of the baby room for being a man. And while they did their best to pass Hazel back and forth, Porter usually ended up taking their still exclusively breastfed daughter when there were sessions she and her husband both wanted to attend.“Honestly, I stopped going to conferences when I had young children,” Porter said.Porter, an assistant biology professor at Washington State University Vancouver, is in a national group hoping to level the field for mothers in science, particularly at academic conferences. Under the name “A Working Group of Mothers in Science,” she and 45 other women wrote “How to tackle the childcare-conference conundrum,” an opinion piece published in scientific journal, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.The article offers a blueprint on ways to make conferences more accommodating to families, like offering adequate child care, providing comfortable lactation rooms and tolerating the presence of babies in conference sessions or at lectures.“With increased participation, especially from women and from members of groups typically not well represented, comes a greater scope of ideas and experiences,” the group wrote in the March article. “This will result in a more robust, productive and intellectually stimulating meeting for all, even beyond considerations of scientific ideas.”last_img read more

first_imgMore than 1,500 people gathered on a crisp October morning to race in the Girlfriends Run for a Cure, showing solidarity with breast cancer survivors and honoring loved ones lost to the disease.Sporting purple jerseys and plenty of pink, the crowd raised upwards of $50,000 for breast cancer research, adding to the growing pool of funds collected by charity racing organizer Why Racing. This year marks the 12th Girlfriends event.“Over the last 11 years, we’ve raised over half a million dollars, which is really cool,” said Sherri McMillan, president of Why Racing and founder of the Girlfriends Run. Proceeds go toward the Pink Lemonade Project, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Kearney Breast Center.The event kicked off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Vancouver’s Warehouse ’23 with a path winding along the Columbia River waterfront. Runners could participate in a 5K, 10K or half-marathon.The race’s staging area featured tents from sponsors and vendors. Odes to survival in the form of posters declaring 0-plus to 30-plus years of fighting breast cancer dotted the chain-link fence, with balloons tied near each.last_img read more

first_imgHEJERE, Ethiopia — Authorities in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Monday following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, and investigators found the flight recorders from the field where the plane went down.The new plane crashed shortly after takeoff in clear weather outside Addis Ababa on Sunday, and the airline decided to ground its remaining four 737 Max 8s until further notice as “an extra safety precaution,” spokesman Asrat Begashaw said. Ethiopian Airlines had been using five of the planes and awaiting delivery of 25 more.As Ethiopia observed a day of mourning, Red Cross workers slowly picked through the widely scattered debris near the blackened crash crater, looking for the remains of the dead, while heavy machinery dug for larger pieces of the plane.The plane’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders were found, Ethiopian Airlines said. An airline official, however, said one of the recorders was partially damaged and “we will see what we can retrieve from it.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to speak to the media.Ethiopian authorities are leading the investigation into the crash, assisted by the U.S., Kenya and others.“These kinds of things take time,” Kenya’s Transport Minister James Macharia told reporters.Sunday’s crash was strikingly similar to that of a Lion Air jet of the same Boeing model in Indonesian seas last year, killing 189 people. The crash was likely to renew questions about the 737 Max 8, the newest version of Boeing’s popular single-aisle airliner, which was first introduced in 1967 and has become the world’s most common passenger jet.last_img read more

first_imgTo murder, or not to murder? In Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” that is the question.The answer is obvious, especially to Lady Macbeth, who’s always clad in flowing red: By all means, murder. And then, murder some more. Stop worrying, dismiss your conscience, there’s work to be done.While you’re at it, student director Sam Sparkman urged his Skyview High School cast during a recent dress rehearsal, make it look terrifying — and tiring to the bone. Don’t just point your sword at your opponent, he said; lunge like it means your life.“You’re not just swinging your sword, you are murdering this person,” he said. “Stay in the fight.”His actors ran their carefully choreographed fight scene again, this time with serious screams and big, muscular movements; then the exhausted victors exhausted themselves even more by struggling to pull their swords back through and out of the fallen bodies of their foes.The quickening physical gruesomeness of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” reflects our antihero’s growing moral gruesomeness; while motivated by a magical prediction that he will become king of Scotland, Macbeth’s first murder on his way throneward is ambivalent and amateurish.The real power behind his climb, Lady Macbeth, accuses him of cowardice — or, as she puts it in one of those unforgettable Shakespearean phrases, being “too full o’ the milk of human kindness.”last_img read more

first_imgEdinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Florian Thauvin were the four players nominated for Ligue 1’s Player of the Year award.It is not surprising to see three of the four nominees belong to by far the best team in the league PSG. Marseille’s Florian Thauvin is the black sheep in the group. The side from the French capital has collected 90 points in 34 matches played, already breaking the 100-goal barrier and still has a shot at going over 100 points on the season.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Cavani has scored 25 of the 104 goals for Paris SG and has 6 assists behind his name. Neymar, who has been out injured since late February, shares second place on the goalscoring chart with Thauvin with 19 goals. The Brazilian also has 13 assists, three more than the Frenchman. Imagine the numbers Neymar could’ve had if he hadn’t got hurt. Mbappe is some way below with 13 goals and 7 assists.Considering the circumstances, Cavani is the favorite to win the award for the second season in a row, with Thauvin, who has enjoyed a brilliant season in Marseille, the likely runner up.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea have now reportedly contacted the brother-agent of Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain after the forward confessed his desire to play in the Premier League, reports Football-ItaliaThe 30-year-old is currently preparing for the upcoming World Cup with the Argentina squad, but he still made headlines on Tuesday by revealing his admiration for the Premier League amid rumours of an uncertain future at Juventus.“The Premier League? Of course, I like it, it’s the most beautiful league in the world and I’d like to play in it,” said Higuain.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The former Real Madrid player has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer with his ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri believed to be keen on a reunion – should he take charge at Stamford Bridge for next season.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is currently in Russia herself to discuss the club’s next Coach with owner Roman Abramovich.Higuain scored 16 goals and added six assists in his 35 league appearances this season as Juventus secured a seventh successive Serie A crown.last_img read more

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti took over Napoli this summer and he has had a very good start with his new club as Napoli are second in the Serie A and managed to beat Liverpool in the Champions League.The Italian manager admitted that the squad he has been working with is of a high quality and it has helped him a lot, according to Football Italia:“It’s a different Napoli today.”“We don’t have Maradona, but a high-level squad has been built, in particular with young players.”Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“Napoli have been playing well for several years now, so the quality is there. I’ll try to bring some experience, help the team to have more personality and courage in the moments where we aren’t playing so well.”“There’s no particular ‘Ancelotti style’, because I base the way I play on the characteristics of my players.”“Some Coaches start with a philosophy of play and try to fit players into that, I look at the players I have and adapt my style to suit them.”last_img read more

first_imgAS Monaco manager Thierry Henry has revealed that the club is interested in signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan.Batshuayi’s loan spell at Valencia has been unsuccessful and the La Liga club is set to cut short his stay and send him back to Chelsea.But Chelsea are understood to be looking to send him to another club on loan in the January transfer window, and Thierry Henry hinted at a move for the Belgian striker.The pair worked together when Henry was Belgium’s assistant boss, and the Arsenal legend believes Batshuayi’s French Ligue experience might come in handy for his struggling Monaco team.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Michy? I know him, we rubbed shoulders with Belgium, he is a player who can be interesting,” Henry told Sky Sports.“But again, nothing is done. You have to be patient. It’s important that players know the championship, though.”Monaco are currently 19th in the French League table with just 13 points after 18 matches.last_img read more

first_imgDC United striker Wayne Rooney reckons he still has the quality to play in the Premier League.The Manchester United and England all-time top goalscorer joined the MLS from Everton for a three-and-a-half-year deal with DC in June.Rooney, 33, has been pivotal in DC’s rise into the play-offs, scoring 12 goals and supplying six assists in 21 appearances.“If I’m being honest, I know quality wise, I can still play in the Premier League,” Rooney told CNN Sport and cited on FourFourTwo.“I know that. I’ve always been a confident person, and so I have high expectations of myself.“I’ve come here expecting to do well and I think there was a surprise from people who have their opinions, which is fair enough, but I never doubted myself at all.”⚫️🔴 #DCU pic.twitter.com/E3oKvLyA1rHarry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 1, 2019Rooney has singled out Mauricio Pochettino as Mourinho’s replacement, but he thinks interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be a good option if he maintains the form that has seen him go unbeaten in his first 10 matches at the helm, winning nine.“Ole Gunnar’s a fantastic person,” said Rooney.“I think the club will have a decision to make at the end of the season, and it’d be nice to see Ole continue with this form and get a shot at the job on a permanent basis.“But if not, if the club go to choose someone else, then I think in my opinion Pochettino would be the right guy.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2015 – Children have two more opportunities for holiday parties this weekend; on Friday the Member of Parliament for Five Cays will host his constituents to a yuletide festivity at the parking lot of Paradise Baptist Church. Hon Sean Astwood says the event begins at 6:30pm and is actually a Tree Lighting ceremony with lots of ‘love, toys, fun and surprises.’ Rotaract Club swings into action this Saturday with a children’s party complete with Santa Claus and presents, face painting, bouncy castle and free food at the Sam Harvey building, Down Town from 2pm to 5pm. The charity event on December 19 is labeled a A Fun Day for Kids. PDA takes rally to Five Cays Recommended for you Related Items:christmas tree lighting, five cays, fun day, rotARACT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Fire in Five Cays will leave many homeless Home invasion leaves one Filipino dead; another hospitalizedlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:#contractorssayfavoritismontenders, #favouritismisreasonfornobids, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Contractors say they have not opted to bid on government tenders in recent years because of their belief that political favoritism trumped over their selection.   In response to Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson’s question over why contractors have not bid for work, one prominent contractor says it was a known fact that under the former PNP Administration “only certain persons were getting jobs and opted not to bid”.However, this may all change, as the contractor now says, he may try once again at placing bids on TCIG tenders.  During her Budget reading in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, the Premier made the call once again directed at Contractors to bid on tenders, by underscoring that many contractors were not bidding for work and that “Nation building was every resident’s business”.She urged the local business community to log into the Government’s Tenders’ website to see what jobs may interest them and to come forward.   Premier Cartwright-Robinson called on contractors to take advantage of the computerized job estimation techniques workshop.   Short courses are scheduled for May 22nd to the 26th in Providenciales and May 29th to June 2nd in Grand Turk.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan#MagneticMediaNews#favouritismisreasonfornobids#contractorssayfavoritismontenderslast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Turk, TCI July 17, 2017 — The Investigative Officer within The Turks and Caicos Islands Office of the Complaints Commission, Ms. Ciphany Skippings, recently completed an intensive training session with the Bureau of the Ombudsman in Saint Maarten. Skippings’ training focused on planning strategies for investigations, establishing guidelines and procedures, report writing and more. The attachment to the Saint Maarten office was meant to increase the Commission’s knowledge and skill base while enhancing the expertise of the Investigating Officer.Skippings also gained experience in the day-to-day activities and operations of the Ombudsman office to assist with analysis of the TCI Bureau.  In a release from the Commission, Skippings said: “The experience gained was very rewarding, comprehensive and thought provoking.”#MagneticMediaNews #TCIComplaintsCommission Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:Ciphany Skippings, Saint Maarten, TCI Complaints Commissionlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:#deadchild, #thebight Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – October 16, 2017 – A young boy discovered dead in a well in The Lower Bight on Friday remains unknown up to news production time in a mysterious case where there was no missing persons’ bulletin, nor information on who actually called in medical personnel to collect the dead child. The entire case is mysterious as there was no one on the scene when the tiny body of a boy, believed to be about 4 years old was recovered. No parents, no guardians… no one. Even community leaders we spoke to, including the Member of Parliament, Porsha Smith were just learning of the tragedy. We have reached out to authorities on the matter and await a reply. A PTV8 report on Friday revealed the boy was found around noon that day and that Police did not have a comment on Friday either. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgAbout The Bahamas BowlThe Bahamas Bowl will provide student-athletes, conference partners, alumni, fans and sponsors a first-class international bowl experience while promoting The Bahamas and highlighting the educational and athletic opportunities for the youth of The Islands through college football.   The fourth-annual Bahamas Bowl will take place in Nassau, Bahamas on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium between teams from Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference. The game will be televised nationally in the United States on ESPN. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 27, 2017 – Nassau – UAB will represent Conference USA and Ohio will represent the Mid-American Conference as both institutions accepted bids to the 2017 Bahamas Bowl, set for Friday, Dec. 22 in Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.The Bahamas Bowl will be played at 12:30 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televised on ESPN and broadcast on the Bahamas Bowl Radio Network.   The early invitation allows both UAB and Ohio additional time to prepare to play in an international destination, including obtaining passports for those who still need them to travel to the Bahamas as well as giving extra time for fans to make their travel plans to Nassau for bowl week.Tickets to the 2017 Bahamas Bowl can be purchased through at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium Box Office, online at NSA-Bahamas.com and by phone at 325-0376.The 16 combined victories (eight each for UAB and Ohio) between this year’s teams is tied for the most in Bahamas Bowl history with last year’s matchup between Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion.   This will be the first meeting between UAB and Ohio. Conference USA leads the Bahamas Bowl series, 2-1 over the MAC.UAB (8-4 overall, 6-2 in Conference USA play) is one of the most inspirational stories of the 2017 college football season.   The Blazers football program was cut, along with two other sports, after the 2014 season, but a unprecedented fundraising effort by businesses and fans in the Birmingham area resulted in an announcement six months later by the university that the program would return in 2017.   After the two-year hiatus, UAB returned to the field and won a school-FBS record eight games.   Head coach Bill Clark, who is in his second season (14-10 record at UAB; 25-14 in three seasons overall as a collegiate head coach) at UAB, stayed through the program’s hiatus and led the Blazers to the school’s second bowl bid in its’ history (2004 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl).“The amount of work our coaches and players have put in over the last two years has been incredible, and we are thrilled to play in the Bahamas Bowl,” said Clark. “Ohio is a very solid team led by an outstanding coach in Frank Solich, and it is going to be a great game.   Our players will be ready for the challenge and look to become the first team to win a bowl game at UAB.”The Blazers come into the Bahamas Bowl with six victories in their last eight games to finish second in Conference USA’s West Division.   UAB won all six home games, and the six C-USA victories were also the most in the Blazers’ history.   The Blazers average 29.6 points per game, and UAB has scored 30 or more points six times.   UAB averaged 190.2 rushing yards per game, led by true freshman running back Spencer Brown, who broke the school record for freshman rushing yards with 1,292.   Redshirt junior quarterback A.J. Erdely tied a school record with 13 rushing touchdowns, which is also the most by a Blazer QB, and he has accounted for 29 touchdowns (13 rushing, 16 passing).UAB has been strong on defense, especially in stopping runners behind the line of scrimmage.   The Blazers have 81 tackles for loss and have posted four or more in each game this season.   UAB has 14 interceptions, including 10 in the last seven games, and have posted five multi-interception games.   Redshirt senior cornerback Darious Williams has five interceptions and is second in FBS in passes defensed with 20 (1.7 per game).   Redshirt senior linebacker Tevin Crews led the team with 95 tackles, and redshirt junior defensive lineman Stacy Keely led the Blazers with four sacks.“We are honored to accept an invitation to play in this year’s Bahamas Bowl against such a great opponent as Ohio,” said UAB Director of Athletics Mark Ingram. “Our coaches and players have represented our university extremely well throughout the entire season, and this is a tremendous reward for their hard work.   We look forward to playing another nationally televised game and watching this remarkable team cap off their season with one more game.”Ohio (8-4 overall, 5-3 in Mid-American Conference play) will be led to its’ 11th all-time bowl appearance by head coach Frank Solich, who is in his 13th season (96-71 record) at Ohio and his 19th as a college head coach (154-90 record) overall.   Solich, who also served as the head coach at Nebraska from 1998-2003, has taken the Bobcats to nine bowls, including in each of the last three seasons.   He is the third-longest tenured coach in the FBS ranks.“We are excited to accept an invitation for the 2017 Bahamas Bowl.   It’s a location that our players, staff and fans are excited about,” said Solich.   “We are looking forward to a great game against a talented UAB team.”The Bobcats come into the Bahamas Bowl with four victories in the last six games as Ohio finished second in the MAC East Division.   The Bobcats average 38.9 points per game and set a school record with 467 points scored, and Ohio has scored 40 or more points in six games.   Ohio has averaged 244.2 rushing yards per game behind redshirt junior running back A.J. Ouellette (980 yards) and sophomore quarterback Nathan Rourke (882 yards).   Rourke has five 100-yard rushing games, and Ouellette has four 100-yard efforts.   Rourke holds the school record for rushing touchdowns in a season with 21 (second in FBS), and his 37 total touchdowns responsible for is one away from tying the Ohio season record.   He also has thrown for 2,018 passing yards and 15 TDs.On defense, the Bobcats have held opponents to 25.8 points per game.   Ohio has been strong against the run as the Bobcats’ opponents have averaged only 111.4 yards per game.   Redshirt senior linebacker Quentin Poling leads the team with 102 tackles, including 47 solo stops, 12.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. He also leads the team with 5.5 sacks, part of the Bobcats’ 28 overall.   Redshirt senior linebacker Chad Moore paces the Bobcats with three interceptions.   Redshirt senior cornerback Bradd Ellis has 18 pass breakups, which ties the school record and ranks in the top three in FBS in the category.“We are honored and excited about being invited to the Bahamas Bowl.   It is a fantastic location and event for our team and fans,” said Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus.   “All of the past MAC schools who have attended rave about their experience.”For more information on the 2017 Bahamas Bowl, visit BahamasBowl.com.   The game is one of 14 postseason bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more