Location Pensacola, Fla. | Blue Wahoos Stadium | 351 Cedar Street, Pensacola, FL TAILGATING GUIDELINES / MARITIME PARK INFOALUMNI TAILGATE INFOAlumni, Argonaut Athletic Club members, family and friends are invited to join the Alumni Relations tent in Argo Village. Enjoy great food provided by Sonny’s BBQ, giveaways and your favorite tailgate games for the entire family. Click here for more info and to purchase a meal* Records: UWF is 2-0 following last week’s 51-23 home win over Chowan. Valdosta State is 0-2 overall and 0-1 in Gulf South Conference play. The Blazers lost at Albany State to open the season and dropped a close game, 30-24, to then-No. 11 North Alabama at home last weekend.* Rankings: Neither team is ranked.THE COACHES* UWF coach Pete Shinnick was hired as the first coach in program history on Feb. 6, 2014. He has a 110-52 career record in 15-plus years, which includes a 50-24 mark at UNC Pembroke from 2007-13 and 53-22 at Azusa Pacific from 1999-05.* Valdosta State coach Kerwin Bell is in his second season with the Blazers and is 8-5 overall. He guided the team to an 8-3 mark a year ago and hosted an NCAA First Round Playoff Game. He spent the previous nine years at Jacksonville University where he went 66-35 with a pair of Pioneer Football League titles.ABOUT UWF UWF is 2-0 on the season following last week’s 51-23 home win over Chowan. The Argonauts finished with 305 yards of total offense, split fairly evenly with 133 on the ground and 172 through the air. Sophomore Mike Beaudry has completed 58 percent of his passes and averaged 170 yards per game. He showed some mobility against the Hawks, carrying the ball six times, highlighted by an 11-yard run at the end of the third quarter. The running game has steadily improved, led by sophomore Chris Schwarz. He has 92 yards on the ground over 33 carries, including 58 last week – just three shy of his career best. As a team, UWF finished with 133 yards rushing – its most in five games and fourth-highest all-time. Senior Reggie Barnes has led the defense with 18 tackles in two games, while he, junior John Williamson and sophomore Josh Smiley have two sacks apiece. UWF has 12 sacks to rank fifth in the nation.ABOUT VALDOSTA STATE Valdosta State comes into tonight’s game with an 0-2 record, losing at Albany State, 29-12, in the opener and dropping a 30-24 game to 11th-ranked North Alabama last week. The Blazers game with Fort Valley State the week of Hurricane Irma was canceled. VSU has presented a very balanced offensive attack this season, averaging 151 yards on the ground and 168 through the air for a 319 per game avg. They are allowing 312 yards of total offense and 29.5 points per game. Freshman Rogan Wells has completed 55 percent of his passes while throwing for an average of 98 yards per game. He was injured on the final play of the third quarter last Saturday, allowing junior Adam Robles to lead the Blazer offense for the final six drives of the game. Robles was the team’s starting QB a year ago and averaged 205 passing yards per game with 18 touchdowns. The defense is led by linebackers Malik Slater and Sharmaine Washington, along with safety Brandon Roe – all of whom have 14 tackles thus far.CLAYTON NAMED GSC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK UWF sophomore Marcus Clayton was named the Gulf South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Chowan. The defensive back/kick return specialist from Gainesville had three kickoff returns for 121 yards that setup two first-half scores in the 51-23 victory. His first return was a 65-yarder where he appeared to have a lane down the sideline for a touchdown before the Chowan kicker tackled him high and grabbed his facemask, putting the Argonauts at the 20-yard line where they scored three plays later to go ahead 14-7. His second return went for 22 yards to the 36 where UWF scored two plays later for a 21-10 lead with 32 seconds left in the half. He ended the night with a 34-yard return following Chowan’s final score with 4:28 to play. His 28.7 yards per return average currently leads the GSC and ranks 28th in the NCAA.MARSHALL MAKING HIS MARK UWF graduate transfer Josh Marshall has made an immediate impact on the Argonauts since joining the program as a transfer from Troy in August. The Lawrenceville, Georgia product ranks second on the team with 13 tackles and is fourth in the country with two interceptions. He had an interception in the opener at Missouri S&T and started the scoring for UWF last week with a 31-yard interception return for a touchdown.UWF 4-2 ALL-TIME IN BLUE WAHOOS STADIUM UWF has played well at home in six games since starting the program last season, going 4-2 entering tonight’s contest. The squad has averaged 33.0 points per game when ‘balling by the bay.’ The program won its first three games in the stadium in 2016 and is now 2-0 in home openers.BARNES, DUNCOMBE & GRIFFIN NAMED TO GSC PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM A year after winning five games and finishing in sixth place in the Gulf South Conference in its first-ever season, the UWF football team was picked seventh in the 2017 Preseason Coaches Poll as announced by the league office in July. Additionally, senior Reggie Barnes, sophomore Andre Duncombe and junior Antoine Griffinwere selected to the preseason all-GSC team by the league’s nine head coaches. Barnes and Duncombe were among the four linebackers on the team, while Griffin was one of two return specialists chosen. Barnes ranked third on the team with 67 tackles and added six tackles for loss, six QB hurries and a pass break-up. Duncombe making 51 tackles and was second on the team with 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks a year ago. Griffin was a standout receiver for the Argos, finishing with 560 yards on 43 receptions and seven touchdowns. He also returned 18 punts for a 13.33 yard average and eight kickoffs for a 20.5 yard average.NORTHWEST FLORIDA PLAYERS MAKE UP NEARLY 25 PERCENT OF THE 2017 ROSTER The influx of local talent has been more evident this season, with 23 players out of Northwest Florida’s six county region from Escambia to Washington and Bay. An additional six student-athletes are within a 2-hour drive of Pensacola.POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE UWF has three members of its team who earned their bachelor’s degrees in 2017. K Luke Jackson graduated from Missouri with a degree in sports administration; DB Josh Marshall graduated from Troy with a criminal justice degree; and DB Jalen Spencer graduated from South Florida. West Florida (2-0, 0-0) vs. Valdosta State (0-2, 0-1) Print Friendly Version Game Day Timeline 12:00 pm: Maritime Park opens 3:00 pm: Argo Village & Argies Kids Zone opens (closes at 9:30 pm) 3:45 pm: Argo Walk (on DeVilliers Street) 4:00 pm: Autograph session with UWF sports teams (Argonaut Village) 4:00 pm: Stadium gates open 6:00 pm: Kickoff Live Stats Live Stats Date | Time Saturday, Sept. 23 | 6:00 p.m. CT Tickets Limited Availability | Purchase Online Here | Call 850-474-ARGO Live Video BLAB TV | Coverage Map & Channel Lineup | Watch Online Social Media UWF Athletics – Twitter: @GoArgos | IG: GoArgos | FB: GoArgos | #GoArgos UWF Football – Twitter: @UWFFootball | IG: @UWFFootball | FB: UWFFootball Live Audio Choice 106.9/WRNE 980 AM | Listen Online
The advancements made in Japanese rugby in recent years were recognized Wednesday with Robbie Deans and his Panasonic Wild Knights side helping to launch the Brisbane Global Tens at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.Set for Feb. 11-12, 2017, at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, the sporting bonanza will bring together more than 300 of rugby’s biggest stars in a two-day tournament that sees 28 games played and 1.6 million Australian dollars (¥125 million) up for grabs in prize money. Australia and New Zealand’s 10 Super Rugby sides and four elite invitational teams — Panasonic, South Africa’s Blue Bulls, Samoa and French side Toulon, the current club of Japanese rugby superstar Ayumu Goromaru — will take part in the inaugural edition with organizers saying the tournament will only get bigger and better over the years.“I think we saw as recently as last year with the World Cup, the growth of rugby in Japan and for the first time the rest of the world recognized what is produced here,” said Panasonic coach Deans.“For Japan to beat South Africa and then follow it up with a win over New Zealand at the Olympics is evidence of what is happening here in Japan.”Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk dubbed the weekend “two days of rugby heaven” and said “with Japan’s key role as host of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, there has never been a better time for Japanese rugby to highlight its growing international competitiveness by joining the Brisbane Global Tens next year in Australia.”With many observers believing the gap between 15s and Sevens is getting ever bigger, Tens, a popular version of the game at amateur level across Asia, fills the void.Combining the space and speed of Sevens with the trademark physicality, athleticism and tactical element of traditional 15-a-side, Tens tournaments also retain a carnival atmosphere off the field.“The great thing about Tens is that it will clearly be rugby. Rugby union as a code caters for all shapes and sizes and you will see that in Tens,” Deans said. “You will see a set piece that is a genuine and relevant contest but you will also see more space, more speed, more skill and the one thing you can be sure of, the lungs will be burning.“From a coaching perspective there is a lot of scope for creativity and that is something the playing group and coaching staff will enjoy.”One player who is looking forward to the experience is Panasonic flyhalf Berrick Barnes, a two-time Top League MVP and Queensland native.“It’s a first for me and a first for many of the players and that’s not just here in Japan but players throughout the world,” he said.“I’m genuinely excited. I’ve never experienced being in the same hotel as some of these players let alone playing against them. And for fans to have access to all these players, it’s absolutely fantastic.”Barnes said the speed with which Panasonic likes to play would hold the Wild Knights in good stead at the tournament “and hopefully we can run some of the bigger teams off their legs.”The Hong Kong Sevens has become the benchmark by which that version of the game has been judged, and the Brisbane Global Tens is hoping it will be seen in a similar light — both on and off the field.“The quality of clubs, players and venue, the participation and prize money, broadcast reach and audience size is unprecedented,” said tournament organizer David Higgins. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS Panasonic Wild Knights, 2019 Rugby World Cup, Brisbane Tens IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
The former Newcastle United striker turned sharply in the box to deliver an unstoppable shot high into the net three minutes from time.Pantomime villain Aden Flint predictably had his say on his return to the County Ground as early as the ninth minute, as he headed his first City goal in off the post from a Marlon Pack corner.The first of two leads for the visitors last just ten minutes, as Nicky Ajose equalised with a smart finish, only for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to leave the hosts trailing again ten minutes before the interval.But Ajose slid in to convert his second equaliser before City could reach half-time salvation.The second half continued in the same chance-filled vain, but Ranger was to be the hero and heap more misery on over 2,500 travelling fans.There was still time for Brendan Moloney to squander a glorious chance to salvage a point in stoppage time, but his shot rattled against the underside of the bar and stayed out as Swindon held on for victory.Sean O’Driscoll made one change in personnel to his side held to a 1-1 draw by Shrewsbury Town in midweek, but made a collection of subtle tweaks as a result.Moloney’s recall at the expense of Joe Bryan saw City switch to a back three, with Moloney and Nicky Shorey operating as wing backs.Historically a feisty encounter, Scott Wagstaff subscribed to the ‘derby’ mentality with a crunching early challenge on Louis Thompson, putting the former Charlton Athletic man in the book within three minutes.But Flint, the subject of all the talk in the build-up to the clubs’ first league meeting for eight seasons, would choose the most controversial location to open his City account.The defender rose highest to head Pack’s left-wing corner against the inside of the post and untidily across the line after beating former team-mate Wes Foderingham in the Swindon goal to the cross.The hosts, however, had impressed in the early weeks of the season, with an attractive brand of football helped by a close relationship with Tottenham Hotspur.And it did not take long for Mark Cooper’s side to click into gear. After Thompson burst in off the left flank and dragged an immediate warning shot off target, Ajose turned Derrick Williams and fired a low shot across Frank Fielding for the equaliser.Swindon had their tails up, and with the home crowd at their backs, Dany N’Guessan had them off their seats when he cut inside and unleashed a ferocious 20-yard drive against the crossbar.City, sporting their new black away strip for the first time – albeit with a red-shorted twist – soon regained their composure to force Swindon back again in a lively spectacle.Moloney’s cross from the right caught retreating midfielder Yaser Kasim by surprise, as the Swindon man watched in horror as his intervention wrongfooted Foderingham and bounced just off target.When the resulting corner bounced inside the Town six-yard box, a sense of panic ensued among the home faithful.And it was Emmanuel-Thomas who took advantage of some nervous defending to re-establish the visitors’ lead on 35 minutes.With red shirts backing off, City’s top scorer skipped inside and unleashed a typically measured left-footed strike into the bottom corner at Foderingham’s near post.Town’s attacking impetus always left the impression a one-goal deficit was far from beyond them, and Emmanuel-Thomas set about increasing it when he peeled away from his marker to let fly from Shorey’s corner, only to send his shot high into the stand.Sure enough, the scoring was far from over, as Spurs loanee Massimo Luongo evaded a couple of challenges on the edge of the City box before dragging a left-footed cross-cum-shot towards the far post, where Ajose was lurking to slide in his second of a pulsating first half.O’Driscoll’s response to a pulsating first half was to revert to a back four, sacrificing Williams for Bryan, only for his plans to be dealt a setback when James O’Connor collapsed at the end of a surging run five minutes later.A completely innocuous situation culminated with the on-loan Derby County being stretchered off and replaced by Greg Cunningham as a makeshift centre-back.By this time N’Guessan had come close to putting Swindon in front for the first time – just pulling Luongo’s pass inches wide of the far post, before the same man found the net only for the move to be pulled back for shirt pulling in the build-up.The contest remained frighteningly open. Shorey, Bryan and Emmanuel-Thomas all got in behind Swindon but could not find a final ball, while at the other end N’Guessan blocked a Fielding clearance before the keeper made amends with an unorthodox sliding tackle inside his own penalty area.A period of relative calm descended before Ajose, hat-trick hunting, shot straight down the throat of Fielding after more good work from Luongo.And the striker had even better chance when he raced on to a superb through ball moments later, but shot tamely towards the bottom corner and saw his effort easily saved.The hosts were coming on strongly in the latter stages, and duly delivered the killer blow when City could only half-clear a corner before Ranger found the net at the near post.O’Driscoll’s side swarmed forward in search of a last-ditch equaliser, and when substitute Marlon Harewood laid the ball off for Moloney it looked forthcoming, but the defender’s 94th minute shot hit the underside of the bar and somehow stayed out.
Soccer BY FRANKIY KAPIN Increased franchises as well as increased sponsorship of the National Soccer League in season 2019 came with opposing performance and display by the most sought after clashes of round one of the northern conference in Lae, Morobe province, yesterday. Ahead of the main tussle of season opener, PNG Football Association president John Kapi Natto was on hand in Lae to officially kick off and announced two major sponsors of the NSL season 2019 to be revealed in Port Moresby today. Making their inaugural appearance at the OFC challenge next month, Morobe Wawens FC were given a scare to the dying minutes putting up a comeback fight but losing 3-4 to the academy boys, the Besta United FC. With weeks away from their participation in the OFC, fans at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium in Lae are uncertain whether the already financially struggling Wawens FC are up for the challenge at the OFC given their dismal performance in round one. The northern conference home to two of PNG’s representatives to the OFC challenge in 2019 came to a heated start with NSL defending champions and three-time OFC campaigners Toti City FC not wasting time to dive into the Gigira Morobe United FC but without ease. Morobe FC stuck to their words reminding Toti FC to put up the fight in season 2019 of the NSL and made sure their boots fiddle with the ball well enough holding the Toti FC to their necks in the opening whistle. Minutes counting down to the halftime siren and ball player Jacob Sabua pushed a through-ball to striker Nigel Dabinyaba for the season opener leading 1-nil going to the break. A penalty awarded less than 50m out of the Morobe United FC goalmouth saw Joshua Talau diverting his kick straight at Morobe United goalkeeper, Vagi Koniel who lost grip of the catch. The deflected ball landing on the feet of Emmanuel Simon for Toti FC’s second goal further leading 2-nil after 13 minutes into the second half. Morobe United captain Darius Edwin stood out at the backline for his side but despite the numerous scoring opportunities upfront that went begging and didn’t count in the end. Midway to the second half and super sub Obert Bika joined the team infield heading straight for the goal mouth for Toti FC’s third goal extending their lead to 3-nil. With five minutes remaining to fulltime and still adamant, Morobe FC’s Rodney Talau cross from the sideline to Jordan Tobem found d Toti FC’s back of the net to go down 1-3 to Toti FC. Newcomers Markham FC and Snax Lahi FC drew nil-all. In Madang, Tusbab Stallions defeated Laiwaden FC 1-nil Northern Conference results: Snax Lahi 0 Markham FC 0 Besta United FC 4 Wawens FC 3 Toti City FC 3 Morobe United 1 Stallions 1 Laiwaden FC 0.
USC wide receiver Nick Jones (3) catches a pass from quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) for the touchdown against Texas A&M at Williams-Brice Stadium on Thursday, August 28, 2014.COLUMBIA – Steve Spurrier could do nothing but state the obvious Thursday night following South Carolina’s 52-28 Southeastern Conference loss to Texas A&M.The coach was denied his 200th SEC victory, and USC’s 18-game home winning streak was stopped.More disappointing to him, however, was the way the team played.“They out-coached us and out-played us,” said Spurrier. “They were better prepared. They knew what they were doing. We gave up 680 yards. We had to throw the ball too much.”Jones’ 69-yard reception bright spot for GamecocksSouth Carolina entered the 2014 season ranked in the top 10 and confident it had what it takes to challenge for a Southeastern Conference title.Texas A&M had other plans. Led by sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill, Texas A&M’s fast-paced offense proved too much for the young USC defense.It left South Carolina, from Spurrier all the way through the program, wondering just what the remainder of the season will hold.The Gamecocks not only allowed 680 yards of total offense but were torched for 511 passing yards by sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill, who completed 44 of 60 passes for three touchdowns.USC defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward has expressed confidence that his young squad would perform at a high level despite the loss of Jadeveon Clowney, Kelcy Quarles and Victor Hampton, but it’s obvious the team has a long way to go if wants a chance to have a good season.“Give A&M credit – their coaches, their players,” said Spurrier. “They knew what they were doing. It was a mismatch tonight. I don’t know what else you would call it.”Much had been said of the new 3-4 defensive scheme Ward installed in the offseason. The Gamecocks opened in it in an attempt to get pressure on Hill.At least as far as the first game is concerned, the defense was a failure as Hill and company managed to do virtually anything they wanted.“I thought we would play a lot better,” said Spurrier. “I’ve been reading about our new 3-4 defense. Did anybody like that 3-4 defense? I don’t know if it matters if we played a 6-6 defense. If we had 12 out there it probably wouldn’t have helped to much.”Ward took responsibility for the defensive failures but doesn’t plan a roster overhaul.“I think you have to start with me as a coach,” said Ward. “I didn’t have the guys ready to play. I thought I did. We have to take responsibility for our players as coaches. It was our fault we didn’t have them prepared.“We missed a lot of tackles. They did a good job of scheming us, taking advantage of youth, but we put them out there so they should have been ready to play.”What was considered a problem by some prior to the season remains. The team displayed little ability to pressure the quarterback and struggled in coverage.Even more troubling was its inability to tackle.Although the offense scored 28 points, is wasn’t consistent.Quarterback Dylan Thompson completed 20 of 40 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns, playing catch-up the entire night, and was not pleased with the performance.“The scoreboard tells the story,” said Thompson. “We’ve got to do better next week and come back ready to go to work. That’s about it.“I thought our game plan was good. Coach had a great plan. I just have to do a better job managing the offense.”The Aggies took the opening kickoff and drove down the field for a touchdown.That proved to be the beginning of the end for the Gamecocks who managed to stop A&M only once in each quarter.Many wondered what the Texas A&M offense would manage to do following the loss of Johnny Manziel to the National Football League.
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Share this:FacebookTwitter LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Food City is hiring additional associates immediately.Here is a release from Food City about its hiring efforts:Food City is committed to the communities we serve. Effective immediately, we plan to hire 2,500 additional associates to assist many of our friends, neighbors and area students who are currently seeking employment.Food City store locations currently have both full-time and part-time opportunities available in key customer service and food service positions throughout our entire our market area. This includes Cashiers, Courtesy Clerks, Day/Night Stockers, as well as experienced/skilled positions, such as Meat Cutters, Cake Decorators, retail management.Food City is a local, family owned and operated company with lots of growth opportunity and offers a generous benefits package, including competitive salaries, comprehensive training, healthcare coverage, with medical and dental plans, 401(k) with a 3% company match, vacation accrual, vision coverage, company paid life and disability plans, and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. In addition to these great benefits, Food City also offers advancement opportunities to associates who wish to progress within a growing company.We invite all interested candidates to apply online HERE or visit any Food City location to complete an employment application. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/17/2020-5PM)
The Dublin side, who won back to back All Ireland club titles, lost out to Kilmacud Crokes this year in the Dublin Senior Hurling semi final. Former minor All-Ireland winning manager with Tipp William Maher has taken up the managers position at Dublin club Cuala.His name was one of a few to be closely associated with the senior hurling job in Tipperary, however Liam Sheedy prevailed on this occasion.Maher who also managed Tipperary’s Under 21s for a time has now been unveiled as the Cuala boss.
Those of you following the Washington Capitals since 1974, or at least since the 1980’s, knew the odds were not good when game three of this playoff series went to triple overtime. Team history said Washington was 0-3 in such affairs, losing in 1987 to the Islanders, 1996 to the Penguins, and 2003 to the Lightning. You can add the Rangers to the list of victors as Marian Gaborik tallied with 5:19 remaining in the third overtime period to give the Blueshirts a 2-1 series lead. Game four is on Saturday at the Verizon Center and is nearly a must win for the Capitals.As I blogged after Monday night’s Washington victory, this series is razor tight. Both teams are very evenly matched and game three was no exception. It was a game either team could have won with the best overtime chances coming from Alexander Ovechkin, who hit the post in the first OT, and Mike Rupp, who shot it off of teammate Brian Boyle when he seemed to have an open cage. The Rangers also had two power plays in the extra frames. Things pretty much disintegrated in the sixth period of the night and it was going to take a great individual effort to end it. Brad Richards did that by skating through four Caps to start the sequence where Gaborik tallied.It was the third home playoff loss in four tries this spring and it was the third straight loss at home in games that go to overtime. The Caps need to be better at home and so far 1-3 doesn’t cut it. In addition, despite some great penalty killing in overtime, they lost the game on special teams as the Blueshirts tallied on one of their man advantage situations while the Caps failed to click with the extra attacker.As I’ve said all series, special teams and the breaks will decide this matchup and the team that goes to the net the best will win. The Rangers did that a little bit better on Wednesday and they have a chance to take a commanding lead on Saturday afternoon.For the Caps, they have two days to regroup. Dale Hunter put Nicklas Backstrom, Ovechkin, and Marcus Johansson together in an attempt to get more goals but the problem with that line is they tend to be weaker in their own zone and they rely too much on overlaps and drop passes for goals instead of getting bodies to the cage. Ovechkin’s best chance to score came on the forecheck. The Gr8 fanned on several one time tries so he needs to realize that the way to win is to get to Henrik Lundqvist’s doorstep.If he doesn’t start doing that, then this season could once again end with one of these nasty triple OT or more games coming back to haunt this franchise that seems to be continually tortured.
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