NEW DELHI, India (CMC): Twenty20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite once again put his all-round qualities on display with a superb Man-of-the-Match effort as Delhi Daredevils trounced Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. In his first game in two weeks, Brathwaite belted a whirlwind 34 from a mere 11 deliveries as Delhi stormed to 186 for eight off 20 overs after being asked to bat at the Feroz Shah Kotla. The West Indies all-rounder then returned with his medium pace to claim three for 47 as KKR were restricted to 159 all out off 18.3 overs. Six outings First game Off-spinner Sunil Narine, meanwhile, claimed three for 22 from three overs. West Indies Test and one-day captain Jason Holder finished with none for 35 from four overs in his first game of the season. In reply, opener Robin Uthappa stroked 72 from 52 balls, but Suryakumar Yadav, with 21, was the only other batsman to pass 20, as KKR collapsed. Brathwaite proved the architect of their demise, slicing through the middle order with a potent spell. He removed the dangerous Yusuf Pathan for 10 in his first over – the eighth of the innings – before accounting for Yadav in his third over and Rajagopal Satish for 17 in his final over. For Delhi, the victory was their fourth in six outings and it moved them into second spot on eight points while KKR lost their third in seven games and slipped to third, remaining on eight points. Brathwaite was a vital part of Delhi’s revival after the hosts slipped to 32 for three in the fifth over. Karun Nair top-scored with 68 from 50 deliveries, adding 105 for the fourth wicket with Englishman Sam Billings, whose 54 came from 34 balls and included three fours and two sixes. When Nair and Chris Morris (0) fell in the space of three deliveries in the 17th over, Delhi were stuttering on 137 for five, but Brathwaite and Billings put on a frenetic 37 off just 12 balls to give the innings impetus. The first two deliveries that Brathwaite faced disappeared for boundaries and he followed up by smashing left-arm spinner Brad Hogg over square leg for six in the next over, which leaked 18 runs. In the final over, he slammed the first ball from West Indies teammate Andre Russell over midwicket for six, but fell to the next delivery, caught at short fine leg off a slower ball. Seamer Russell conceded only four runs from the remaining four deliveries to finish with the excellent figures of three for 26 from his four overs.
Annual Club Draw*A huge thanks to everyone who helped make our annual Club draw a huge success, especially those that went out selling tickets and everyone who bought one. We would also like to thank our sponsors and congratulations to all the winners1st: €2,000 Cash – Kevin Gormley, Ramelton2nd: 500 Lts Oil sponsored by Whoriskey Oils, Ramelton – Ronnie Ramsey, Clooney, Ramelton3rd: €200 Jewellery Voucher at G. Hannigan Goldsmiths, Letterkenny- Imelda Patton, Rathmullan4th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Brian McCormick Sports, Letterkenny – Gabrielle Fitzsimons, Greenhill, Letterkenny5th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Travellers Inn, Milford – Charlie Doherty, Gortnatra, Kerrykeel6th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennonside Butchers, Ramelton – Charlie McAteer, The Perches, Milford7th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton – Helen Doherty, Aghawoney, Ramelton8th: €100 Voucher sponsored by McCormicks Chemist, Milford -Keenan McGettigan, Meenreagh, Termon9th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Bodyworx Gym, Milford – Roisin Patterson, Aughnish, Ramelton10th: €500 Cash – Kathleen Boyle, Goaldrum, Termon *Division 2*Cloughaneely v CLG BnaGFalcarragh, Saturday @ 6 & 7.30pmOur Senior and Reserve teams travel to Falcarragh this weekend to take on Cloughaneely. Both teams lost to Cloughaneely on the opening weekend and will be out for revenge this Saturday. Throw in for the Reserve game is 6pm followed by the Seniors at 7.30pm. All support greatly appreciated.*Senior Gaeltacht Semi Final*CLG BnaG 0-9 Ardara 0-15After great wins over Gweedore and Termon in the Gaeltacht Ardara proved a step too far for Na Galloglaigh on Sunday in Glenties. Having just played Killybegs on Friday evening and with an injury list including Cathal Mc Gettigan, Enda McHugh, Gavin Grier, Anthony Fisher, Kane Barrett and Adam Serrinha it was a great opportunity for Danny to get a look at some players who hadn’t played as much so far this season. In poor conditions for a game neither side really got going and it was 12 minutes before the first score was registered. But Na Galloglaigh grew into the game as it went on and but for some wayward shooting might have been further than 0-6 to 0-5 up at half time. Playing with the wind in the second half Ardara adapted to the conditions much better and clinically punished the numerous basic errors being made by Na Galloglaigh. However the boys were right in the game for the majority and with 8 minutes left Ardara were just 0-10 to 0-8 ahead. With Na Galloglaigh pushing forward for scores Ardara found the space to get the scores to set up a final against neighbours Glenties in the final. Now Na Galloglaighs focus switches back to the bread and butter of the league as they take on Cloughaneely in Falcarragh next Saturday evening. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, Tj Evesson, Gary Merritt (0-1), Sean Black, PJ Hagan, Luke Barrett (0-2), Joey Cullen, Darragh Black (0-2), Pauric Curley (0-1), Christopher Barrett (0-1), David Curley, Kyle Black (0-2), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Jonny Logue for Sheridan (HT), Brandon Toye for Cullen (42m), Dean Burgess for D. Black (50m), Cormac Toland for Hagan (52m), Cormac Friel for Merritt (58m), Conor McNulty, Caolan Mc Gettigan*Div 3 Minor League Final*CLG BnaG v TermonDownings, Wednesday @ 7pmGood luck to our Minors who take on Termon in the Division 3 Northern League Final this Wednesday in Downings. All support to get behind the lads would be much appreciated.*Seniors*CLG BnaG 0-13 Killybegs 0-13The Seniors played out an exciting draw with Killybegs on Friday evening in a game that could have went either way. Killybegs started the game much brighter than their hosts and seemed to be first to every ball. They were also dominating physically for the first 20 minutes or so and when they went 0-5 to 0-1 up against the wind it looked like it could be a rough day for Na Galloglaigh. But the boys responded very well and in the final 10 minutes took some great scores to draw level. Killybegs snuck ahead again right at the end of the half to leave the score 0-7 to 0-6 and Na Galloglaigh with an uphill task. Yet again though the boys showed great character against a stiff breeze and scores throughout the half were pretty much tit for tat. With less than 10 minutes of the game left Sean Black made a miraculous goal line clearance to keep the boys in the game, and in a frantic finale either side almost nicked winners. All in all a draw was a probably a fair result, although Na Galloglaigh will probably rue their slow start. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Brandon Toye, Barry McNulty, Conor McNulty, Gary Merritt (0-1), Sean Black, Tj Evesson, Luke Barrett (0-1), Jonny Logue, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-3), Christopher Barrett (0-5), Darragh Black (0-1), David Curley, Pauric Curley (0-2), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Joey Cullen for Toye (HT), Kyle Black for Logue (52m), Kieran Sheridan, Gavin Grier, Dean Burgess, Sean Gallagher, Paul Sweeney, PJ Hagan, Cormac Friel *Donegal Ladies*Good luck to Niamh Carr, Amber Barrett and all the Donegal Senior Ladies team and management that take on Westmeath in the Division 2 Final this Saturday in Parnell Park, Dublin.*U12*CLG BnaG v GlenswillyMoyle Park, Wednesday @ 6.30pmOur U12s have their first game of the season at home to Glenswilly on Wednesday. All players are asked to be at the pitch for 6pm with throw in at 6.30pm. All players are also asked to please bring their gum shield and gloves and any players with BnaG jerseys are asked to bring them*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-9-21-22. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. James Trearty, Termon, and Conall McFadden, Milford. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,380. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw *Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 08681947GAA NEWS: MILFORD NARROWLY LOSE OUT TO ARDARA IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT SEMI-FINAL was last modified: May 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMilfordSport
24 October 2013 South Africa’s revenue collection has shown resilience in a tougher economic climate, with expected gross tax revenue revised down by only R3-billion to R895-billion, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament on Wednesday. Presenting his medium term budget policy statement in Cape Town, Gordhan said that R3.8-billion more in customs duties was expected to be collected for 2012/13 as a result of taxes on imported goods, while personal income tax is expected to net R1.5-billion more than anticipated. However, collections from the dividend withholding tax is expected to undershoot expectations by R5.9-billion, while those from excise duties will come in at R2-billion less than expected, and fuel levy taxes at R1.5-billion less than expected. Gordhan said that although South Africa had several strengths – a sound macro-economic policy, deep and liquid financial markets, and robust corporate and public balance sheets – the economic and fiscal outlook had weakened in recent months. Combined with weaker economic growth, commodity export prices have declined during the first nine months of this year, bond yields have begun to rise, placing added pressure on interest costs, and reliance on foreign investors to finance the budget deficit has increased. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by just 2.1% this year, rising to 3.5% in 2016. While a spending ceiling has been set for 2016/17, which will hold real non-interest expenditure growth to an annual average of 2.2% over the three-year spending period, net national debt is projected to stabilise at 44%, Gordhan said. The 2013 budget was the government’s first budget since 1999 that did not add new resources to previously announced spending plans. Total expenditure for 2013/14 has been revised down to R1.05-trillion, R5.7-billion less than the estimate tabled in the 2013 budget. An indication of the slowdown in spending by the government is that main budget non-interest spending grew at eight percent a year in real terms between 2003/4 and 2011/12, but is budgeted to grow at just 2.1% over the next three years. Spending on social grants and social protection is the only item in the main budget that is expected to grow faster between 2013/14 and 2016/17 (at 13.8%) than between 2010/11 and 2013/14. Gordhan said, however, that the growth in the number of grant beneficiaries over the next three years would be offset by savings realised from the re-registration of beneficiaries in the move to a biometric smart card for social grants, which began last year. The South African Social Security Agency has already declared a saving of R2-billion in social grant payments thanks to the re-registration process. While the areas of economic services, public services, higher education and environmental affairs and science and technology are all projected to grow at less than half the rate between 2013/14 and 2016/17 than they did between 2010/11 and 2013/14, those for economic infrastructure, policing, basic education and health will see only marginally less of an increase over the latter period. The Department of Health has reduced the allocation to the national health grant after the grant had R200-million in unspent funds in the last financial year. This has freed up an additional allocations which will allow for the purchase of new equipment for forensic chemistry laboratories, Gordhan said. Funds have also been reprioritised to the Department of Social Development to help set up shelters for victims of gender-based violence and to establish more substance-abuse centres, with an additional R20-million set aside for the latter. The budget deficit is expected to come in at 4.2% for 2013/14, declining slightly to 4.1% in 2014/15, before falling to three percent in 2016/17. Interest payments are the fastest growing expenditure item over the next three years, growing to R140-billion in 2016/17 – higher than current spending on health care. Compensation of public servants now accounts for 39.4% of the budget of non-interest spending and will continue to outpace inflation, but grow at a slower rate than over the past three years. Source: SAnews.gov.za
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentOhio Farm Bureau Director of Water Quality Research Jordan Hoewischer hosts Aaron Heilers for a discussion of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network. Heilers is project manager for the network, which is a partnership between Farm Bureau and NRCS that showcases conservation practices and provides educational opportunities for the public, government officials and farmers to share what is being learned from the farms’ practices.Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer is an ongoing series of conversations with experts and leaders who are helping to shape and secure the future of Ohio’s ag industry for generations to come.Below are excerpts from the interview, and here is the transcript. Listen to the complete episode and past episodes via Soundcloud, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Google Play.Jordan: So what are the objectives of the project? I mean obviously, you know, …we’re demonstrating there’s certain things on a farm. So what’s the overall objective of the project?Aaron: Yeah so we have three farms in the demonstration farm project but our overall purpose is, once we had those farms established, was to identify traditional and innovative conservation practices that exist out there and implement them on these particular operations and then showcase them and showcase their ability to reduce nutrients coming off the farm landscape. So we’re looking at testing basically conservation systems and controlling nonpoint source pollution. And you know as I go around the state and talk to folks, or people come into the demonstration farms to see what those farmers are doing. We’re basically trying to find practices in in three buckets. So farmers can implement practices in the field, they can do things at the edge of the field or they can do things in the stream. And so our goal is to have farmers from around the state be able to come here to these farms and pick and choose practices from each one of those buckets that fit their farming operation. You hear it all the time that not every farm is the same. Different weather, different soils, different management styles. And we want to make sure that we have options available that farmers can find that right practice for their farm and then have scientific data backing it up that it’s actually going to reduce nutrient loss from their landscape. Jordan: What would be the limitations from you know what what are some of the messaging that we’re talking to people about using the successes and the limitations of subsurface placement at least with the way that Kellogg’s are doing.Aaron: Cost. That’s the biggest thing and a lot of these practices come down to economics and that’s one of the main things that we like to talk about as people come through the farms is these practices may be really good at reducing nutrients. But can farmers afford to do them? Can they they manage the type of practice we’re asking them to do. And that’s the unique thing that we have with the Kelloggs and the Kurt farm and the size discrepancy there is can we make a practice like subsurface placement fit for both type of operations. So the way the Kelloggs do it with a 60 foot wide strip tillage toolbar costs the $180,000 dollars takes a heck of a big tractor to be able to pull it That’s not feasible for a 500 acre farm or somebody that’s smaller than that. So what tools are out there that can accomplish the same task. But can be more affordable for that smaller producer and that’s the that’s one of the things that we want to be able to flush out through this project.Jordan: Is there anything that kind of pops out that that’s really resonating with people that come to the farm any like surprises or any anything that you think is kind of surprising that we’ve heard from from people coming out.Aaron: We had a group out from Toledo a non-farm group that walked through one of the farm operations and we asked them that same question of you know what, what were they surprised to see that day and they their overall takeaway was that that they had no idea how sophisticated agriculture was. And I think that should make us all to kind of take a step back and realize that are we doing a good enough job of getting our message out to folks and having that conversation because you know what we did that day was show them how the farmer takes soil tests and gets those reports back and how they do yield mapping things that we probably take for granted that these folks had no idea that that most farmers are doing these types of things and yet these are folks that are out there in the community potentially saying things that are negative against agriculture. So I always keep that in the back of my mind when groups come in is that they most likely don’t know a lot of the things that we take for granted and that we have to kind of start at the base level and build them up from just a general knowledge standpoint and let them ask questions because you know as I said earlier, they are usually just generally curious about what today’s modern farmer is doing. Leave a Comment
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Kindle has announced some of the software updates that are making their way to its latest generation of e-readers, including one of the most requested features currently absent from the devices: page numbers.Although, on one hand, digital books free us from having to think about “the page” as a physical construct for holding the words, the lack of page numbers on the Kindle has frustrated many readers. If you’re moving back-and-forth between and print and digital version, for example, it can be a challenge to find where you left off. And referencing and citing passages with proper bibliographic notation is impossible. No longer. Kindle is adding “real page numbers.” Rather than simply numbering the pages as they appear on the Kindle screen, Amazon says it will make sure the page numbers correspond directly to the print addition. Page numbers are being added to tens of thousands of Kindle books, says Amazon, and the feature will be available on Kindle apps in coming months.One of the features about the Kindle that I have long felt wasn’t developed to its full potential was the highlight feature. While you could choose to see which passages were the most often highlighted, you couldn’t really tell who was highlighting those passages, and you couldn’t opt to share your notes publically – say with colleagues or classmates. Kindle is adding a “public notes” feature, that will let you make your notes and highlights available for others to see. You’ll be able to follow the notes of others – an interesting to see what others are thinking about a particular book or passage. This is another big move towards taking advantage of the technologies that can make reading more social.Kindle is also improving the magazine and newspaper layout, something that makes it far better as your go-to device for reading this digital content. And Kindle is adding a new feature that, once you reach the end of the book, you’ll be able to rate it and push your thoughts and recommendations out to your social networks, as well as receive other recommendations about what you should read next. If you have the latest generation of Kindle, you can try an early preview of these features by downloading the software update. Once it becomes available, it will be pushed out to all devices via Wi-Fi. audrey watters Tags:#Amazon#NYT#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)We’re just one month away from March Madness, so naturally, the apparel manufacturers are starting to debut new uniforms for the top college basketball teams. Nike unveiled eight new uniforms Friday – six for men’s teams, two for women’s teams.The men’s squads for Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona and Oregon got new Nike Hyper Elite’s for the stretch run. UConn and Baylor’s women’s teams were were also part of the release. A number of teams, including the Blue Devils, will debut them this weekend. From Nike:Each school’s home uniform will feature a white base with school-specific color lettering and a 26-degree speed graphic of an iconic symbol of each school across the side of the game short. The 26-degree angle of each school’s graphic was inspired by the chevron on the classic Nike Windrunner track jacket that debuted in 1978. Each graphic represents a distinctive basketball point of view, based on the roughly 1,000 directional changes, or “cuts” that a player might make in the course of a game.Here are some shots of the new digs.New Nike uniforms for Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona, Oregon, UConn, & Baylor pic.twitter.com/q6HykfdiCr— Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) February 20, 2015Road to March is paved with @nikebasketball Hyper Elite Unis for 8 teams. Debuting this wkd. http://t.co/7ryu7iCz2S pic.twitter.com/cgXspbt3yA— Brian Strong (@briangstrong) February 20, 2015The new Disruption uniform set from Nike! Will wear when Syracuse visits Cameron. pic.twitter.com/sV0EvMGWod— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) February 20, 2015Check out the brand new @Nike Hyper Elite uniforms we will wear vs. Virginia on Senior Day 3/2! #CuseMode pic.twitter.com/qjz5Fdb6MB— Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) February 20, 2015College basketball fans – what do you think?
In Thursday’s first contest of the second round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 3 seed Notre Dame held off a wild rally from No. 14 seed Northeastern to prevail, 69-65. The Irish, more known for their offensive prowess, had to lock down defensively on the Huskies’ final possession to eke out the victory. Following the game, head coach Mike Brey kicked off his locker room speech by clarifying just how important a victory it was for the team.Here’s a clip from our locker room after our 2nd-round NCAA win. Stay tuned to @WatchND for full video. #NotDoneYet pic.twitter.com/5a1HuQW7Uz— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) March 19, 2015Notre Dame has had a tough time advancing in the NCAA Tournament over the years, so this was a big hump for the program. How far can the Irish go?
Login/Register With: The other six Best Picture nominees — Manchester by the Sea, Fences, Lion, Hidden Figures, Hacksaw Ridge and Hell or High Water — make for a total of nine, one more than last year and all of them dramas. The singing-and-dancing sensation also breaks the record for most nominated musical, set a half-century ago by Mary Poppins, which had 13 nods. Tied as the closest challengers to La La Land, with eight nominations apiece including Best Picture and Director, are Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi thriller Arrival. There were few surprises and even fewer snubs among Tuesday’s diverse nominees for the 89th Academy Awards, which is exactly as it should have been. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment There’s not a single undeserved nomination amongst the lot of them, even if academy voters rightly felt pressure to address the dearth of non-white actors in two previous years of nominations. Advertisement As predicted by pundits and earlier wins, Damien Chazelle’s Hollywood ode La La Land topped the golden list with 14 nominations, including best picture, director, actor (Ryan Gosling) and actress (Emma Stone), tying Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950) for the Oscar noms record. Advertisement Sometimes a little push is needed to get people to do the right thing. Twitter
Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) passes the ball during a game against James Madison on Nov. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 73-56.Credit: Sam Hollingshead / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s basketball team missed back-to-back 3-pointers to start the game, but the Buckeyes never relinquished their lead after Marc Loving connected from deep on their third possession.Loving — a sophomore forward — made another long ball less than three minutes later before the Buckeyes (5-0) opened up an 11-point lead just over five minutes into their 73-56 win against James Madison (4-2) on Friday at the Schottenstein Center. OSU led by double digits for the final 34:57 of the contest.But despite the perpetual lead, the Buckeyes allowed the Dukes to move within 10 at the half and struggled to shoot the ball throughout the game after starting off 6-for-10 from 3-point range.Senior forward Sam Thompson said the Buckeyes have to be able to win, even when not shooting well, and proved they have that ability against the Dukes.“Sometimes you’ve gotta win like that,” Thompson said after the game. “You’re not gonna score 100 points every game, shoot 65 percent. We obviously don’t want to play like that, but … gotta find ways to win.”OSU shot just 41.3 percent from the field and missed its last eight 3-pointers while turning the ball over 15 times in the game.Coach Thad Matta said OSU lost energy at times in the game, and added that’s bound to happen from time to time.“I think every now and then you have a game like this, and just a little bit lackadaisical,” Matta said after the game. “And that was the biggest thing we talked about after the game, was just trusting the system and knowing that it works. And everybody has to do what they’re supposed to do.”After allowing the Dukes to inch closer at the end of the first half, the Buckeyes opened up an 18-point lead with 15:44 to play after freshman guard D’Angelo Russell found Thompson for an alley-oop.The dunk moved Thompson past the 700-point mark in his OSU career. His 13 points in the game give him 703 for his time in Columbus.Even though they were shooting just over 41 percent from the field with 9:17 to play, the Buckeyes held a 21-point lead. James Madison worked back to a 16-point deficit with four minutes to play.Despite pulling out to a 17-point lead in the first half, the Buckeyes were only up 37-27 at the break after James Madison closed out the opening 20 minutes on a 15-8 run.OSU finished the half shooting just 46.7 percent from the field. Loving didn’t score in the first half after his early 3-pointers, while Russell led all players with 10 points before the break.James Madison out-rebounded OSU, 19-18, in the first half and forced eight Buckeye turnovers.Thompson said the Buckeyes brought down their energy level after starting fast in the first half.“We got off to a hot start and then for whatever reason we really slowed ourselves down in that last probably 10-12 minutes of the first half,” he said. “And obviously take nothing away from (James Madison), but we thought we stopped attacking, stopped being aggressive on the offensive end.”On a day when his team had an up-and-down performance despite picking up a 17-point win, Matta said one player in particular — freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate — brought a spark to the Buckeyes off the bench.“I’d give Jae’Sean Tate the game ball today, just with his energy and just the passion he played with, I thought he was tremendous,” Matta said. “That has to become contagious, we’ve gotta get other guys doing that.”Tate said he’s embraced the role of spark-plug for the Buckeyes five games into his collegiate career.“(I’m a) high-motor guy,” Tate said after the game. “I bring the juice, is what coach would say, and I just try to get us a little kick start when we need it.”Russell scored just four points in the second half but led the Buckeyes with 14 points in the game. Thompson’s 13 made him the only other OSU player to score in double figures. Senior guard Shannon Scott tallied a game-high six assists while senior center Amir Williams led all players with nine rebounds.James Madison junior guard Andre Nation scored a game-high 15 points while sophomore forward Yohanny Dalembert chipped in with 14 points and eight rebounds.OSU is scheduled to play its first road game of the season against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday. Tip is set for 9:35 p.m.
Members of the OSU wrestling team pose for a photo following the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21 in St. Louis. The Buckeyes claimed the team national title for the 1st time in program history.Credit: Patrick Kalista / Lantern reporterST. LOUIS — The Ohio State wrestling team was busy during spring break, meaning coach Tom Ryan had to spend his time in Missouri instead of the Florida sun.But he probably doesn’t mind.The Buckeyes clinched their first-ever National Championship in St. Louis on Saturday, and also came away with two individual National Champions. Among the individual champions was redshirt-senior Logan Stieber, who picked up his fourth and final national title for the Buckeyes.Ryan couldn’t stop smiling as time ran down before he could officially call his team National Champions, and he said he is relieved that the Buckeyes finished off their title run.“I feel great, proud, for an amazing institution and administration that supports the sport,” Ryan said. “1921 was the first year that Ohio State started wrestling, 94 years later we win our first National Championship.“I’m just so happy for all the coaches, the staff, all the people who are important to this team and Buckeye nation everywhere.”Many people didn’t expect the Buckeyes to have a chance to win it all, as Missouri entered the tournament undefeated and No. 1 in the country, but Ryan said he and his staff put the pieces in place to do so years in advance.“There was no question that we felt we had the right people to win a national championship, we felt that two years ago,” Ryan said.Leading the way for the wrestling Bucks was Stieber. His victory made him just the fourth wrestler to pick up a quartet of national titles.“I can’t thank my teammates, my coaches and my family enough,” Stieber said. “It’s been an unbelievable journey.“I’m extremely proud of my teammates,” Stieber added. “As an individual, to win is amazing. For the team, it’s something I dreamed of ever since I came to Ohio State.”Ryan explained how significant Stieber’s achievement was by saying “more people have been on the moon than have won four national titles.”Joining Stieber on the podium was Nathan Tomasello.The redshirt-freshman said he’s grown throughout his first competitive collegiate season.“It’s just a great learning experience and journey throughout the year,” Tomasello said. “I grew so much and I have great coaches and great throw partners, who love to compete and love the sport of wrestling, every single day. I am just truly thankful everyone that supported me and just truly excited to be here.”The 125-pound Big Ten and National Champion said he is grateful for accomplishing a goal he’s had since before his OSU career began.“It’s been a dream and a goal of mine for many years. Now as a freshman and putting in the time every single day makes it worth it,” Tomasello said. “And just going through the grind of the season and just, this is where you can let yourself fly and see who’s the best. At this tournament, I feel like I peaked at the right time and was wrestling at my best through the Big Ten and then here.”Ryan said Tomasello is a class act and added that he isn’t surprised at the amount of success he’s had.“Nathan represents everything good in the world, Ryan said. “He’s a straight-A student guy. He says what he means and he does what he says and he’s a tremendous worker.”Along with its first national title, the program now has three Big Ten team titles. The Buckeyes finished with five All-Americans this year, which brings the program’s total to 87.Now that the title has been wrapped up, Ryan still has time to enjoy his turn in the Sunshine State. After that trip to Florida with his family, Ryan said he will be right back getting his team ready for next year.“The recruiting and developing young guys is constant,” Ryan said. “I’m going to Florida first and then getting ready for next season starts.”