Coming out of Trinity High School in Washington, Penn., senior Andrew Miller committed to Ohio State as a tight end prospect ranked 41st overall by rivals.com. By his junior year, Miller was starting at left tackle instead. “The coaches sat me down and said that the best position for my future, and the future of this team, was on the offensive line,” Miller said. “And it’s hard to say no to that.” Growing up in Pennsylvania, Miller’s mother Lynne Miller was leery of allowing her son to play football. In fact, it wasn’t until he was roughly 12 years old that he began to play football for the first time. “When he signed up for baseball, his baseball coach was the one who told him that he wanted Andrew to play on the football team,” Lynne said. “The football coach in our area, he used to go from door to door and recruit just like the big guys do. And Andrew wanted to play badly.” While Miller currently stands at 6-feet-6-inches tall and weighs in at almost 300 pounds, Lynne stressed that he’s always been bigger than most. “He was a lineman even back then,” Lynne said. “He was always much bigger than the average kid his age.” As a senior playing for Trinity High School, Miller was named to the all-Pennsylvania team. He caught 11 passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns. College football programs from all over the country were recruiting Miller. Offers were coming in from Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Indiana, just to name a few. But when Miller finally had to make a decision about where he wanted to play, it was the last school that made a pitch to him that he decided to sign with. “I understood that OSU was a good football program, and I knew that I could be successful here with football,” Miller said. “Once I found out all of the other things like academics and how good the people are around here, there just wasn’t another choice for me.” “We went to see it, and it’s hard to turn your back on OSU,” Lynne said. “Not just the facilities but the people and the coaches. Every time we went to a campus we thought that it would be the one, but when we saw OSU, it was just above and beyond.” After working hard for two years, Miller was finally given the opportunity to start at left tackle in his junior year. Then, four games into the season, he came down with the flu and had to sit out games against Indiana and Wisconsin. Coming into this season, Miller had every intention of competing for a starting position on the line. Unfortunately, a left elbow injury kept him from displaying his full potential. “My elbow injury has been going on for so long that I can’t really sit here and dwell on it,” Miller said. “I don’t want to get it fixed and be out for a long time.” Injury or not, Miller has every intention of cracking the starting lineup before the season ends. “The goal is always to be a starter and I compete every single day,” Miller said. “I’m never going to submit. Everyone has their role on the team, but I don’t want to see myself as a role player who only comes in on jumbo packages. “But at the end of the day, I have however many games left here at OSU and I’m going to make the most of them.” Miller, who was a National Honor Society member in high school with a 3.99 grade point average, still dreams of playing professionally when he’s finished with school. But if it doesn’t work out, he has other career opportunities in mind. “If that (professional football) doesn’t work out, I’m going to pursue a career in sales,” Miller said. “And so I have a few leads in some medical fields, selling orthopedic and medical equipment, things of that nature.” Lynne believes that the key to her son’s success is a constant dedication to bettering himself. “Andrew is very disciplined,” Lynne said. “He always got his work done and he always planned ahead. I was always amazed. I would say ‘where did you get that from?’ I don’t know where he got it from because it wasn’t from me.”
Then-sophomore attackman Reegan Comeault (8) fights for a loose ball during a game against Marquette Feb. 23 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 18-8.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorComing off a season in which the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team won the ECAC conference tournament championship and its first NCAA tournament game in five years, plenty of excitement surrounds the program regarding just how far the Buckeyes can go in 2014.“We definitely have great potential,” senior goalie and captain Greg Dutton said. “We lost some key guys last year, but we’ve got some new guys in the mix, guys who are ready to step up. We are really excited for this season.”However, when OSU takes the field this spring, it will do so without the program’s all-time leading goal scorer in attackman Logan Schuss, who graduated last spring. The Minnesota Swarm selected Schuss with first overall pick in the 2013 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft in September.OSU coach Nick Myers, who is entering his sixth season with the team, said he believes it is going to take a team effort to replace Schuss.“Offensively, we pride ourselves on sharing the ball,” Myers said. “We are going to need some guys to step into some different roles, but I don’t think it’s going to be one person that replaces Logan.”One returning player is junior midfielder Jesse King, who was second on the team in points last season after tallying 32 goals and 23 assists. King was also one of 51 players named to Team Canada’s training squad in October.“It’s a huge confidence builder for him to get a chance to play with some of the best in the world,” Myers said about King’s experience. “He knows he is going to have a lot more attention from opponents and defenses, but I think he is up for that challenge.”Offensively, OSU returns four players who scored more than 20 points — King, sophomore attackman Carter Brown, junior midfielder Turner Evans and junior midfielder David Planning — to a team that went 13-4 last season, including 7-2 in conference play.OSU is ranked No. 7 in the “Inside Lacrosse” preseason poll, the first time the Buckeyes have been in the preseason top 10. The Buckeyes are also set to feature two Preseason First Team All-Americans for the first time in program history in King and senior defenseman Joe Meurer, who was selected with the 10th overall pick by the Florida Launch in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft Friday.Still, despite the talent OSU returns to the squad, Meurer said his team is not the best they can be quite yet.“We’ve still got a lot of work to do,” Meurer said. “As January progresses, we will definitely continue to build the blocks that we need to be the team that we want to be.”The Buckeyes are set to open the season Feb. 9 when they travel to Baltimore to take on No. 14 Johns Hopkins.
Ohio State sophomore guard C.J. Jackson attempts a shot over Indiana’s Thomas Bryant on March 4 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said the Buckeyes defense would have to be at an “all-time high” on Saturday against Indiana to close out the regular season with a win.It was quite the opposite.The Indiana Hoosiers (17-14, 7-11 Big Ten) made their first six shots and 13 of their first 15 en route to a 96-92 win over Ohio State on Senior Day at the Schottenstein Center. The Hoosiers shot 59 percent from the field and 65 percent in the first half.Indiana junior guard Robert Johnson led all scorers with 26 points and snapped his shooting slump by making 10-of-17 shots from the field, including 5 of 8 from 3.Sophomore center Thomas Bryant, redshirt junior guard Josh Newkirk and junior guard James Blackmon were also in double figures with 16, 18 and 22, respectively.Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led the Buckeyes with 20 points. Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson, and sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle each had 18 points, while redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson added 19.“We scored 92 but they scored 96 so obviously we weren’t playing the defense that we play,” Tate said. “I’m more focused on the defense and giving up 96 points — unacceptable, especially 50-plus at half.”Johnson had been shooting 7 for 42 combined from 3 in his last eight games, but came out firing from the get-go. Johnson’s early offensive output severely dictated how the game was going to play out for the OSU defense.“We’re a get-well card for guys,” Matta said. “You’re struggling? Play Ohio State and you get out of your slump just like that. It’s been like that all year long.”From the tip, OSU was outpaced by the Indiana offense. Blackmon drilled a 3 to cap an 11-0 run in the first two minutes and 18 seconds. Indiana had scored 19 points by the first media timeout and led 32-15 at the under-12 timeout. The Hoosiers led 54-40 at the half.“It seemed like every shot they were taking was going in,” Tate said. “We knew they were a transition team and that killed us. We didn’t get back, build walls, stop the ball fast enough for them to run their half-court offense, and that was the game plan.”Matta called for a double team in the post when Bryant caught the ball, and even implemented a zone press on occasion to slow down the Indiana attack. Tate said that at halftime, OSU knew Indiana couldn’t continue to shoot the way it did in the first half.Sure enough, the Buckeye defense stepped up in the second half, allowing just four points from the 18:05 mark to 9:14 remaining. Starting with a layup from junior forward Jae’Sean Tate and a 3 by sophomore guard C.J. Jackson, the Buckeyes went on a 10-0 run before the first media timeout, cutting the deficit to four.Then, less than three minutes later, back-to-back 3s from senior guard Marc Loving and Jackson grabbed OSU its first lead of the game, 62-61.However, Blackmon ended that short-lived lead on the next possession with a 3 of his own. After a Tate layup tied the game at 64, Indiana’s shooting came to life with a 10-0 run. At the final media timeout, the Hoosiers led 84-74.“They were hitting tough shots, they were making 3s and that kind of killed us from there,” Jackson said.OSU continued to answer Indiana free throws with buckets of its own. Jackson made a shot from deep with 3.3 seconds remaining to cut the Hoosier lead to 94-92. But Blackmon was iced the game with two free throws with 2.7 seconds left.With the loss, OSU is now guaranteed to play on Wednesday at the Big Ten Tournament. If Nebraska beats Michigan at home on Sunday night, OSU will be the 12th seed and plays Penn State at 4:30 p.m. If Michigan wins, OSU will be the 11th seed against Rutgers at 7 p.m.“Every loss is going to not feel too good,” Tate said. “What’s done is done and we just got to prepare to make a run in the tournament.”
No. 3 Micah Jordan of Ohio State scores with a double-leg takedown on Jarod Verkleeren of Penn State in the 149-pound bout of the Ohio State-Penn State dual. Jordan won the bout by decision, 10-8. Ohio State lost the dual against Penn State 28-9. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The LanternOhio State and Cornell will finish the regular season with a duel that includes 15 nationally ranked wrestlers.The No. 6 Ohio State wrestling team (11-2, 7-2 Big Ten) takes on No. 9 Cornell on the road Friday. The Big Red (13-2, 5-0 EIWA) has won their most recent duel in dominant fashion against North Carolina 29-5.Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said this non-conference duel is important for the sport of wrestling.“For the growth of this sport, [having] big duels is important,” Ryan said. “It is a good team and it is going to [have] some competitive matches.”The Buckeyes are coming off a 21-12 victory against then-No. 7 Nebraska on Sunday while winning six of its 10 bouts. Ohio State senior Joey McKenna, the No. 3 wrestler in the country at 141 pounds, has the marquee matchup of the duel, but is an underdog for the first time all season. He will take on Cornell undefeated top-ranked sophomore Yianni Diakomihalis.Diakomihalis is the defending national champion at 141 pounds and has a 56-1 career record.McKenna said he is excited to wrestle a top-level foe in Diakomihalis.“It is going to be another good test,” McKenna said. “[Diakomihalis] is younger and pretty talented so it should be a fun match.”Ohio State senior Myles Martin, the No. 1 wrestler in the country at 184 pounds and undefeated on the season, will be tested against Cornell sixth-ranked sophomore Max Dean, who has a 17-4 record.Ohio State junior Luke Pletcher, the No. 6 wrestler in the country at 133 pounds, will face Cornell eleventh-ranked junior Chas Tucker.Pletcher said he knows Tucker well and that they grew up wrestling together.“It is going to be a good match,” Pletcher said. “He is a pretty tough kid.”Ohio State redshirt junior Kollin Moore, the No. 2 wrestler in the country at 197 pounds, will face Cornell eight-ranked senior Ben Honis.Ohio State redshirt freshman Ethan Smith, the No. 17 wrestler in the country at 174 pounds, will face Cornell’s fourteenth-ranked junior Brandon Womack.Womack finished No. 8 at nationals at 165 pounds as a freshman and has qualified for nationals three years in a row.Ryan said Smith needs to be on the attack and really focus on his takedowns.“[Smith] is just a matter of finishing,” Ryan said. “He is getting in on legs and not finishing.”No. 6 Ohio State will take on No. 9 Cornell at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Ithaca, New York.
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter Updated: 11:30 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Friday, the Superior Court of California rejected a lawsuit backed by SoccerCity promoters to remove SDSU West from the November ballot, declaring Friends of SDSU and its SDSU West initiative’s use of the San Diego State University name in its campaign is legal and appropriate. Friday’s ruling also affirmed the intention of the SDSU West initiative to empower the City of San Diego to sell the Mission Valley stadium site to San Diego State University at fair market value for a campus expansion including research facilities, a stadium and river park.The judge also affirms ‘Friends of SDSU’ as supporters and boosters of San Diego State University. The court ruling creates positive momentum for SDSU West ahead of the November vote. SDSU West steering committee member, Bill Hammett, was in studio Monday to tell us more about the court’s ruling. Posted: June 18, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, Lauren Phinney, June 18, 2018 Court affirms SDSU West initiative goal to grow San Diego State University Mike McKinnon III, Lauren Phinney
Kolkata: A policy research organisation has advocated bolstering the city’s tram infrastructure, including exploring the possibility of electric buses making use of the same overhead power supply network. A top official of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said at an event here Thursday that a number of European cities run trams and buses on the same electric overhead wire network. “Tram infrastructure should be improved. The state government can explore dual-use of tram overhead power supply network, as the same can be shared by electric buses,” TERI Director General Ajay Mathur said on the sidelines of a Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) programme. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life He was responding to queries on the condition of tram services in city at a time when the central government is promoting e-vehicles. “Electric buses can use the overhead tram network wherever there is such availability before switching to its own to complete trips,” he said on Thursday. Mathur said if approached, it can undertake a detailed study for better use of the city’s tram infrastructure. The TERI official said according to a finding, Kolkatans use public transport for 79 per cent of their trips. In a bid to promote electric transportation to control emissions, the Department of Heavy Industries, under the FAME-1 scheme, had recently selected 11 cities for providing subsidy to procure electric vehicles on a pilot basis. A senior official of the West Bengal government said around 60-80 electric buses would be procured, 60 per cent of which will be funded by the Centre.
Editor’s note: In yesterday’s essay, Agora founder Bill Bonner shed light on the big opportunity emerging in Brazil. Despite its struggles over the years, the country has a lot of things going in its favor right now. In today’s essay (updated from when it was originally published in The Bill Bonner Letter), Bill explains why… By Bill Bonner, editor, The Bill Bonner Letter Falling prices of grains and other resources have hit the Brazilian economy hard. Mining, energy, and agriculture are three of the country’s most important industries. Even the weather has turned against Brazil. Although São Paulo’s epic drought is now over, industrialists and activists warn that fresh shortages may be just a matter of time. And since much of the country’s power comes from hydroelectric plants, a water shortage could prompt electricity rationing. Crime is another hazard, of course. And so is inflation. “You can’t imagine how awful it was,” began an eyewitness to Brazil’s hyperinflation of the 1980s. “You’d get paid and you had to go out immediately to spend your money. Prices were going crazy. You never knew what to expect. You couldn’t plan. There was no point in making a budget. “You wanted to make an investment or start a business? Forget it. The economy was falling apart.” All the plans to stop inflation failed. Predictably, they began with a price freeze. “Disastrous,” our witness reports. “Within hours the merchandise had disappeared from the shop shelves.” The price index rose approximately 1.6 trillion times from 1980 to 1997. For the few investors with money in the stock market in the late ’80s, it must have been a helluva ride. The benchmark Bovespa Index rose from nothing to more than 53,000 today… with about a dozen zeros lopped off along the way. An investor would have gotten about the same thing in Brazilian stocks as in U.S. stocks – a gain of about 15 times his money. But there is one big difference. Brazilian stocks today are still cheap. “Brazil is still an emerging market,” my host, Felipe, explained. “So it is more sensitive than the U.S. People become fearful and they take their money to the U.S. When they are greedy, they come here.” On the evidence, global investors are not especially greedy. You can buy the average Brazilian stock for just 8.2 times earnings, as tracked by Shiller’s CAPE. That’s a third of the U.S. level. Besides price, Brazil has demographics in its favor… Relatively few people on the Rua Cachoeira can even remember the hyperinflation of the 1980s. Most of the people I pass on the sidewalk are under 40. The oldest population in the world is Japan with a median age of 44. The U.S. median age is seven years younger. And Brazil is seven years younger still. And it’s also more solvent with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 66%, compared to 104% in the U.S. “Brazil has a young population,” Felipe says. “We want to make money. We don’t want government to get in the way.” After the extreme disruption of the ’80-’97 period, Brazil enjoyed two decades of growth and relative stability. Fernando Cardoso’s new currency was steadfast. The economy was still booming when Lula da Silva took over. “Lula was smart,” Felipe tells me. “He appealed to the left and he spent more money. But he left the economy in working order. By 2010, the unemployment rate had fallen to just 5%.” Recommended Links – Read this BEFORE you buy gold or gold stocks (this offer ends tonight) Dr. Steve Sjuggerud Reports: Most investors don’t know this, but there’s a “Magic Number” that appears before EVERY big move in gold and EVERY big move in gold stocks. What is it and is now the time to buy? Details here… this special offer goes offline tonight. — Must-See Before Midnight! Until midnight, you can access our newest, premium research service–Crisis Investing–at the best terms we’ve ever offered. Bottom line: we’re so confident this service can show you how to build a fortune from the crisis Doug Casey sees coming…we’ll “pay” for $3,500 of your membership fee. Click here now for full details or miss out. Dilma Rousseff was either less competent, or less smart, depending on whom you talk to. Indisputably, she shifted the economy toward a more crony-oriented capitalism. Government borrowing increased. Social programs became more expensive. Now the deficit is running at nearly 11% of GDP. The current account deficit is another 3%. Together, that’s a 14% deficit. “Dilma is fundamentally a Keynesian,” Felipe concludes. “She stimulated the economy even though unemployment was only 6%. Government spending has gone up to 20% of GDP. And consumer price inflation has gone up to 10%.” But now Dilma is out while the legislature sorts through her impeachment. Stepping into her place with what promises to be a more market-friendly government is former Vice President – now actingPresident – Michel Temer. Rodolfo Amstalden, one of our top “big picture” analysts in Brazil give us the local view: “Temer has the chance to produce huge economic gains with only a few steps, even in a short period.” For a Brazilian, Felipe and his team think they know just what to do: buy an inflation-indexed bond – an NTNB – with an inflation-protected yield of 6.3%. For a foreigner, there is an additional risk – the currency risk. “The carry traders are borrowing cheap in the U.S. or Japan… buying these bonds… and hedging the currency risk with futures. It’s working out well for them. Especially for the Japanese. They’re getting a good net yield plus they’re making money on the falling yen. “But it’s not something for most investors.” “So what should my readers do?” I ask on your behalf. “Wait. This is another situation similar to what Paul Volcker faced in the U.S. in 1980. You had an inflation rate of 13%. Volcker had to get ahead of it. And he was extremely unpopular at the time. “But Reagan stuck with him. And he turned it around. You then had the biggest bull market of all time… starting with stocks trading at barely five times earnings in 1982… up to 43 times earnings in 1999. That was the time to get in and stay in. “A repeat of that is almost impossible in the U.S. today. You need high interest rates and low stock prices to make it work. And we have that in Brazil.” Regards, Bill Editor’s note: TONIGHT is your last chance to take advantage of the best offer we’ve ever made for our Crisis Investing newsletter… Right now—while the doors are still open for a few more hours—you can get access to the very best crisis investing opportunities in the market at the lowest price you’ll ever likely see. 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Famous Billionaire Talks New Social Program: “We’re doing something the world hasn’t seen” In Europe, it’s already producing disturbing results… Now, economists say the U.S. is next… Seniors and the middle class should click here now… and find out what’s going on… Editor’s note: It’s one of the more widely believed myths today…the myth of the “enemy”… In today’s essay, Agora founder Bill Bonner explains why the biggest threat to your wealth, well-being, and liberty isn’t a foreign enemy or terrorist. There is a much greater threat lurking around. One that skims a little off the top of your paycheck…robs you of your freedoms…and labels you a traitor if you don’t go along with the plan… [This essay was originally published on September 15, 2016, in Bill Bonner’s Diary.] Elizabeth received a strange letter from her congressman. “We have to be on guard against our enemies… and not be afraid to name them.” A brave, forthright stand? But wait, he didn’t name the enemies. Preposterous Lies That left us wondering: Who are our enemies? Muslims, Jews, Arabs… Russians, Iranians, North Koreans… capitalists, the Deep State, Yankees… liberals, conservatives? And what does he mean by “our”? A politician’s enemies are more likely to be our friends than our enemies. Our most dangerous enemies could be the feds themselves! But people love simple and preposterous lies. They much prefer them to the truth. Truth is elusive. Difficult to discover. Infinitely nuanced. Hard to hold onto. Each tiny bit of truth comes at a high price: A love lost. A marriage ruined. A business bankrupt. Money wasted. And a sorry soul burning on some ash pit in Hell. Nor does truth make you feel good. Like a magnifying mirror, it shows blemishes. You squirm in your seat when you see it. Often, you want to turn off the lights. Not so with myth. It comes right over to you, fawns over you, airbrushes your photo, and Botoxes your face. It flatters you with weak light and strong angles. It pretends you are the noble master and it is merely the humble slave… willing to do your bidding. Myth of the “Enemy” Today and tomorrow, we will look at popular myths. The myth of the “enemy” is always a hit with the masses. Politicians love it, too. It encourages taxpayers to turn over more of their wages – for their own protection, of course. It invites citizens to give up their liberties – in this time of grave danger! It rousts up the population to think and act with a single mind… united to meet the common foe, under the brave and unflinching leadership of our patriotic politicians. And woe to the person who resists. He is “soft” on our enemies. Or an outright traitor. If you believe the polls, millions of Americans will choose their next president based on which one will do a better job of protecting them from terrorists. Apparently, terrorists – particularly foreign-born terrorists – pose a substantial threat. Of course, there are always terrorists… Robespierre invented the term when he referred to himself by that word. By then, Terror had become official policy in Revolutionary France, proclaimed by the National Convention on September 5, 1793: It is time that equality bore its scythe above all heads. It is time to horrify all the conspirators. So legislators, place Terror on the order of the day! Let us be in revolution, because everywhere counter-revolution is being woven by our enemies. The blade of the law should hover over all the guilty. There are always people who are willing to use violence in pursuit of political ends. After all, that’s the name of the game. Bill Editor’s note: The greatest threat is right here at home, strolling the halls of the Capitol Building or ambling down Wall Street. It’s the Deep State—a shadowy group of unelected officials that wields true control over most aspects of American life. Most people have no clue it even exists. Yet, these people have far more power than anyone you’ve ever voted for. In a new exclusive presentation, Bill pulls the curtain back on the Deep State. He explains how they control everything from foods you’re allowed to eat to how much you pay in taxes. Bill also exposes a “fatal flaw” in the Deep State. As you’ll see, this weak link is a serious threat to the entire financial system. Click here to learn how you can protect yourself.