Chase Fourcade, Nathan Stewart Land on Walter Payton Award Watch List

first_imgA three-time All-Southland selection, Stewart hauled in 58 receptions for 1,063 yards and five scores in 2018, bringing him just 228 yards shy of becoming the all-time Southland Conference receiving yards leader. The Metairie, La., native added 13 scores on the ground, the second-most in the league, and compiled the most rushing yards by any Southland quarterback (659). In conference games, Fourcade threw the fewest interceptions (4) and led the way in efficiency (157.6). With 1,000 receiving yards in 2019, Stewart would become just the third player in FCS history to tally 1,000 yards in each of his four seasons on campus, joining Elon’s Terrell Hudgins and Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp. Fourcade, the 2018 Southland Conference Player of the Year, enters his final season with the 10th-most career total offense yards in league history (8,990) after totaling 3,589 yards last season. He completed 214 passes for 2,984 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead the Colonels to a conference co-championship.center_img CHICAGO – Nicholls quarterback Chase Fourcade and Sam Houston State wide receiver Nathan Stewart are among the 25 members of the Walter Payton Award Watch List, announced by STATS on Wednesday. The award will be presented at the STATS FCS Banquet and Presentation, which is set to take place during the week leading up to the 2020 Division I Football Championship Game on January 11 in Frisco, Texas.last_img read more

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SHSU’s Megan McDonald Tabbed Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img Ashley Kriesel Stephen F. Austin Sr. Houston, Texas 3.28 Health Science Second Team Marisa Arriaga Stephen F. Austin Jr. Cedar Hill, Texas 3.75 Biology Elise Vincent 2 Northwestern State Sr. Maurice, La. 3.93 Biology Samantha Bradley 2 Abilene Christian R-Jr. Azle, Texas 3.86 Mathematics Heidi Jaquez Houston Baptist Sr. Wharton, Texas 3.83 Wellness Management Megan McDonald ^, 2 Sam Houston State Sr. Georgetown, Texas 3.80 Public Administration Tiffany Thompson 3 Sam Houston State Sr. Montgomery, Texas 3.82 Public Health: Pre-Nursing Mackenzie Savage Lamar So. Alvin, Texas 4.0 Biology Alayis Seneca McNeese So. The Woodlands, Texas 4.0 H&HPE (Sports and Wellness) First Team Name Institution Class Hometown GPA Major Kaitlyn St. Clair 2 Northwestern State Sr. Cypress, Texas 4.0 Psychology Allie Amerson Nicholls So. Springfield, La. 3.92 Biology Pre-Med/Pre-Dentistry Madisen Blackford 2 Southeastern La. Jr. Des Moines, Iowa 3.67 Accounting ^ – 2020 Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year2 – Two-time All-Academic selection3 – Three-time All-Academic selection# – CoSIDA Academic All-District Renee Hoffman UIW So. Clinton, Mich. 3.83 Biochemistry Tylar Vernon Central Arkansas So. Pangburn, Ark. 4.0 Family and Consumer Science Kayla Crutchmer Central Arkansas Sr. Tulsa, Okla. 3.12 Education Kennedy Hebert Nicholls So. Morgan City, La. 4.0 Accounting Bailey White Sam Houston State Sr. Burleson, Texas 3.97 General Business 2020 Softball Student-Athlete of the Year: Megan McDonald, Sam Houston State2020 Southland Conference Softball All-Academic Teams Lauren Brown McNeese Gr. Denham Springs, La. 4.0 Political Science/Criminal Justice Name Institution Class Hometown GPA Major Jordan Johnson Central Arkansas So. Paola, Kan. 3.86 Undeclared Cori McCrary McNeese Sr. McCarley, Miss. 3.38 General Studies Reagan Sperling Central Arkansas Jr. Sherwood, Ark. 3.85 Education FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Megan McDonald is the 2020 Southland Conference Softball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Wednesday. The announcement comes along with the release of the academic all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by GEICO.McDonald captures the honor after an impressive abbreviated 2020 season where she played and started in all 26 of the Bearkats’ contests. The Georgetown, Texas, native was named a preseason all-conference selection prior to the start of her senior campaign. Before the season was cut short, McDonald notched 15 RBI, 35 hits, 40 total bases and a team-leading .398 batting average. After a one-week stretch where she recorded five multi-hit games, she was named the Southland Hitter of the Week (March 3). She was also a key component on the defensive side for the Kats, registering 49 putouts from the centerfield position. Although she was a senior athletically, McDonald closed out her first year of graduate school during the 2019-20 academic year, achieving a 4.0 GPA in her public administration program.In total, 11 institutions were represented among the 2020 Southland Academic All-Conference teams with Central Arkansas leading the way with four selections. Lamar, McNeese and Sam Houston State came in next, accounting for a trio of honorees each. Houston Baptist, Nicholls, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin nabbed two spots apiece, while Abilene Christian, UIW and Southeastern Louisiana rounded out the rosters with one representative each.Lamar senior Jade Lewis was the lone automatic qualifier to the Southland squad after being named a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honoree. Sam Houston State’s Tiffany Thompson earned second-team honors, marking her third-career appearance on the all-academic roster. There was a total of seven repeat selections among the first and second teams, five of which garnered first-team distinctions.The All-Academic teams are voted on by head coaches, sports information directors and academic/compliance staff members from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection, excluding pitchers. Nominees who were also named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic honorees.The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the Student-Athlete of the Year. The Southland Student-Athlete of the Year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Shannon Klaus 2 Lamar Sr. Cedar Creek, Texas 3.71 Exercise Science Caitlyn Brockway Houston Baptist So. Tomball, Texas 3.58 Psychology Jade Lewis # Lamar Sr. Mont Belvieu, Texas 4.0 Exercise Sciencelast_img read more

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PNGRFU looking to host Oceania 7s qualifier

first_imgPresident of PNG Rugby Football Union, Steven Kami, said with the newly-furnished Park being given to PNGRFU, the Board has seen this as a great opportunity for PNG to host the Oceania qualifying tournament next year.“One of our aims going forward in PNG rugby is to try and host the Oceania qualifying tournament in August to qualify for the Sevens World Cup in Los Angelos next year,” Kami said.“With all the major teams like Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa, who were qualified and are now the permanent members of International Rugby Board (IRB) circuit, that means we really have to be fit and top with the golden opportunity playing on the world stage,” he added.Kami claims that there is no better pitch for rugby in the South Pacific than Bava Park.“The fact that we have a first-class venue and the fact that we have run a first-class tournament; it has allowed us to say that we can host a world-class rugby tournament in PNG.”last_img read more

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Simeone: “Valverde won the final”

first_imgWe have played in three days to play against two of the best in the world, we compete well. Two Champions League finals, Spanish Super Cup … We have won three and lost three, we never lost in the 90 minutes. It is a place of departure, to think that if we follow the plan, we are competitive. Sometimes it is time to celebrate and other times to prepare to continue working.What did he say to Valverde?The most important play, probably to follow would be goal … He told him that he did what he had to do at that time. Now we will see how many matches are penalized.What do you think of the reception of the Saudis?Grateful Against Barcelona they swelled 45,000 against us and today there were 40,000 against us, all dressed in white. Proud of how my team behaved.Differences with the match against Barcelona.We were better in the competition, in this match we alternated the occasions, there were several very good Courtois saves. Valverde’s decision was fair for his team but it deprived us of a goal chance that the game could have decided.The team faced the two greats.The two are very complicated, they are always high in the Champions League, the League, the Super Cup … to win you have to overcome them and this time it could not be. Sensations: “The team has competed, we have faced the two best teams in the world, together with Liverpool, Bayern … and this leads us to continue working to continue improving.”Did Atlético minimize Madrid?: “We have had situations to be able to score, especially in the last minutes, such as Correa and Morata. We compete better against Madrid than against Barça.”Atlético, better in the final minutes: “It can be, but it only counts who wins.”Angry with Valverde ?: “The prize for the best player in the tournament also has a point on that play. Valverde won the final.”The Argentine coach, at a press conference:What face do you have left? Simeone appeared in the flash interview of #Vamos to explain his impressions after losing the Super Cup final against Madrid on penalties.last_img read more

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Serena Williams, perfect manicure in Australia

first_imgSerena Williams (38 years) was introduced in this fashion in the Australian Open of tennis, with a perfect and diversified manicure on his nails … Perhaps he was getting ready to lastly have fun the conquest of a 24th Grand Slam that may match her to Margaret Court docket However the Chinese language Qiang Wang he appealed in three units towards all odds.last_img

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Espanyol already plays at home his final against Mallorca

first_imgIt will be in the next few hours, between Monday and Tuesday, when Espanyol makes public its ticket promotion for the crucial match against Mallorca next Sunday, at 12:00 at the RCDE Stadium. A real end (now yes) for the permanence, given that the parakeets are colistas, three points from the vermilions, which mark salvation. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 3, 2020 Aggressive prices are coming, very affordable, so that members can buy tickets to other fans who are not, along the lines of what happened two weeks ago on the occasion of Espanyol-Athletic Club. That is, locations for only five euros in some areas of the stadium. That day, Cornellà-El Prat recorded its best influx of the last four years if visitors from Real Madrid, Barcelona Y Atlético de Madrid, gathering 27,542 parakeets. And that was a Saturday at 1pm, one of the worst possible schedules.For this Sunday at noon, the forecast is to overcome it. This season’s record is held by the derby against Barcelona on January 4, when 33,562 parakeets were cited in the stands. And both in the match against him Athletic as in front of the Catalans, Espanyol started two draws. What he has not yet achieved at home, as surprising and dramatic as it may seem, is a victory. The club will do everything on its part so that it arrives before Mallorca. Hence it deserves the qualifier, this time yes, in the end.last_img read more

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Simeone: “When you win you have to celebrate the victories”

first_img-You already have Costa and João Félix can also come back. He has not used the trident since October 19. Do you feel excited about the possibility of using it again?-What excites me is that they are all on the staff. That generates internal competition. When João Félix and Costa have been away, Correa and Vitolo appeared and this generated a lot of internal competition. It also happened with Giménez and Savic, with Felipe and Hermoso. This internal competence of which I speak generates growth and improvement from the collective.– How can stop the euphoria that the fans are experiencing after the victory against Liverpool?-I have always said that the extremes are bad. And there are no extremes in the locker room. We have seen that people lived with the inconvenience with the negative results and when we see positive results the opposite happens. But we know that LaLiga is long, that the Champions League is very hard and the balance is in maintaining regularity.-The Atletico celebrated the victory against Liverpool and has received criticism …-In the same way that I am saddened by defeats, we must celebrate the victories. Liverpool was a first half. The second one remains.-This league day can be decisive, since there are direct duels between the teams that seek to fight for the Champions League positions …-It is true that there are important crosses. The championship is getting shorter and needs appear. It was seen the other day at Valencia-Atlético, where no one wanted to lose and they did take all three points to settle in the Champions League positions. There are many teams that are very good and whoever acquires regularity will be in these places that are more difficult this season. -Lodi played a great game against Liverpool and was uncovered as a world-class player …– He is a young boy who came from competing in a different league. And it comes here with the need to always win. He always put the best will and attention to grow. There were matches of LaLiga, Champions, where he did well and others where he needed other situations when I took him out of the field. There is no other way to improve than to continue working. The other day he played a great game against great players who attacked by his side. -How do you see the match against Villarreal?-We know that he is a rival who is getting good results, especially away from home. Our intention is to follow the upward line that we have since the match against Granada.center_img -The other day Messi made some statements where he left in a very good place. What is your opinion that Messi holds him in such esteem?-It is clear that they are opinions that people develop what they think of peers, colleagues or friends. I have always been respectful of the opinions of others. We must not celebrate now because it is Messi who speaks.last_img read more

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Gameiro and Parejo put Rubi in trouble

first_imgBoth needed victory and Valencia was the one who took it. Gameiro and Parejo sealed a balsamic triumph for the black and white, who put Rubi in serious trouble. We will see if the Catalan coach gets the credit to continue on the bench against Real Madrid and Sevilla. For now if Mallorca won tomorrow, Betis would be only five of the descent, which are much less than the 11 that separate him from Europe, a train that lost in Mestalla and in which Valencia continues to climb, which was reunited with the sum of three points after five days without doing it. The goal and the presence of Guedes gave a twist to the script of the game. The advantage was good for black and white and very bad for the Betics. Cillessen began to live in peace. This was contributed by the performance of Borja Iglesias, who never chose well when he stepped on the area. But also the tactical movement of Celades, which made its center of the field strong, placing Carlos Soler next to Kondogbia and Parejo. Even Valencia came to play for many minutes without a born center forward. I did not need it. Their weapons were the speed of Guedes and Ferran, which ended up with discomfort.Rubi tried (unsuccessfully) to shake his own with his changes: Aleñá, Tello and Loren Morón. He even modified the tactical drawing and finished with a 4-4-2. But by the time Loren managed to beat Cillessen, Parejo had scored a second goal in favor of the black and white and there was no time for more. Valencia takes a break with three gold points, which keep it.RubyDefeat: “We are marking the issue of effectiveness away from home because we have not just scored. The team has had clear goal situations but we never scored away from home we have done it in the last when you no longer have time, it is what we it’s going on, it’s a game we’ve lived away from home quite a few times. Until the 55th minute or so, we’ve shown a lot of personality and weighed the weight of the ball. Then they had a good time, they had the fortune or the success to score, and although the cons were very clear to them later, the team has emptied to find the tie. “Fight: “No reproach to the players who are trying everything. It tastes bad because we are not doing so badly but there is no way we can take that game away from home. It has been Eibar, Getafe, Vitoria. We are leaving with a draw or a defeat having kicked more than the opponent, the team generates situations but does not score. “Real Madrid: “Madrid can be beat, it is a great team but we will face it to do so.” Goals1-0, 59 ‘: Gameiro, 2-0, 88 ‘: Equal, 2-1, 92 ‘: Loren Morón ChangesGonçalo Guedes (45 ‘, Maxi Gómez), Tello (71 ‘, Joaquin), Aleña (71 ‘, Edgar González), Cheryshev (73 ‘, Gameiro), Loren Morón (81 ‘, Saved), Ruben Nephew (87 ‘, Ferrán Torres) The passage through the dressing room did not change the landscape. Rubi’s were still comfortable and the counterattack that Joaquín y Canales soon conceived was a good example. But Fekir’s final hit only shook the crossbar. The bhetic regrets for their misfortune had a double reason for being: first because sometimes they do not have this every day and then because the thunder of the beating caused Valencia to realize that it was putting one more march into their game or the respectable would begin to get impatient And so, with just one more bit of intensity in the pressure and speed in the circulation, besides obviously precision, it was like Kevin Gameiro’s goal came, breaking an 84-day drought from the front without seeing a door. Valencia, yes, went to rest listening to the occasional whistle from the stands. Maybe they were not more because they went to the locker room after a shot from the front of Gayà, who also starred – more without wanting than wanting – the best occasion until that moment of the game, a center attempt that Joel was poisoned so much that he did not It was a goal because the crossbar did not want to. But, Gayà auctions on the sidelines, Betis was best planted in Mestalla, with the clearest ideas and the cleanest circulation.The basic penalty is that it has been fairly fair lately and also that this time Valencia did have a central guarantee. Gabriel Paulista pulled Dani Parejo from a quagmire shortly after starting the game. The captain gave Fekir a ball in the Cillessen area, which he had not played since he was first injured against Levante in December, and Paulista’s crossing prevented Parejo from fierce criticism.The game later had scare or deal sets for Valencia. Those of Celades breathed calmly when the VAR did not take the opposite to Cordero Vega, who lively understood that Wass’s grip on Borja Iglesias was not far enough or forceful enough to take a penalty for more than the ‘Panda’ fell on the ground. What Valencia did not get rid of was having another tenant in his infirmary. Ferran, Gameiro and Maxi Gómez were also limped. It was the latter who could not continue due to discomfort in his ankle and Guedes entered instead. CardsReferee: Adrián Cordero VegaVAR Referee: Alejandro José Hernández HernándezAlex Moreno (31 ‘, Yellow) Kondogbia (34 ‘, Yellow) Emerson (75 ‘, Yellow) Saved (79 ‘, Yellow) Gayá (86 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

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Rubiales, on finishing LaLiga: “We handle four scenarios”

first_imgLuis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation, appeared before the media after a meeting with David Aganzo, president of the Association of Spanish Soccer Players, and representatives of LaLiga. Summit that took place in Las Rozas and in which the decision was made to stop soccer in the First and Second Division due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The president of the RFEF started with a speech: “We thank all Spanish soccer, the modest, the feminine, the hall that in a difficult moment for Spanish society and sport are fully aligned with the federation. They have thanked us for the performance. Today we must be satisfied because soccer professional joins the path that the RFEF began. The health of people prevails over any decision. We have to give an image. It is very good that we give this image of union. Of course, a moment in which we have been in contact with FIFA and UEFA, Spanish football and CSD. We have our own protocol and that of health. We will work in all possible scenarios. We will give responsible responses. All Spanish football is being very supportive. “Decision: · “We decided a few days ago that Spanish football would stop. As for the First and Second LaLiga there are elements of coordination and we wanted to invite and listen to LaLiga. Hopefully the dates can be recovered. We will work on all stages. On 25 March we will reassess the situation and a decision will be made. The RFEF continues 100% in its administrative activity. We will continue with full development. “UEFA competitions: “There is talk of an imminent decision from the lower categories of international competitions. It is being talked about and it is imminent. I am UEFA vice-president, but it is up to them to make the decisions. I am in contact with Ceferín, we speak every day. working together. Any decision will be made from UEFA but sharing with all countries. We will have more global communications in the coming days. “Player positives: “The positives are within a club discipline and it is they who have to offer them. It is not up to me to speak to certain people. We must try to put health above all else.”LaLiga Final: “I think it is so important to work in all scenarios. There is no need to create uncertainty. On March 25 we will make more decisions. Depending on the level of difficulty, decisions will be made.”National team friendlies: “It is the same stance. There are players affected because they have tested positive or are in quarantine. The players from Italy could not be called. Two of the most important leagues are very affected. We know that UEFA takes precedence over health, as does the RFEF. UEFA meetings are going to be important. “RFEF Elections: “I have nothing planned. I am concerned about the coronavirus problem. At the administration level it is still 100% and the elections are an administrative act. We are going to focus on the coronavirus. Depending on the scenario.” Eurocup: “It is what I have answered before. That decision does not only affect Spain. We are 55 member federations. Any decision of European competitions passes through UEFA. We are not the UEFA administration. We have to reflect calmly. It is hard, but all football is satisfied. We have opted for the path of health. Of integrity. If that time comes, there will be a time when you cannot play all the games. We are considering four different levels. We will have to work on how there are the ascents and descents … “.Stage: “Footballers play with obvious physical contact. There are real risks. We will look for solutions when the time comes. There are many scenarios: players being quarantined, without an audience … It is a virus that is in the air and is It is contagious. We are all possible carriers in the future. Proportionate measures will be taken. If we are lucky and everything changes for the better we will make decisions so that all the games are played. For now we do not consider playing in the summer. The measures will be at the international level and It is a very complex question. With the Copa del Rey we are considering playing with the stadium full of both fans. I don’t know if it is realistic or not today. Leaving the fans out would hurt us. The second option would be to play it behind closed doors. The third would be that it was impossible for any reason. The first option is the one that we are considering, but we will have to look for other formulas “.Luis Enrique: “He wants everything to be solved in the best possible way and puts the health of the players above all else. The players cannot suffer the slightest risk. Meetings will be held next week. If we go to the Netherlands there may be problems transporting this virus. We are going to wait for UEFA to say it and from there we will communicate it. “Ceferin: “We have talked a lot. If we act in a clear and direct, almost pioneering way, our behavior is a reflection of what we think and want. UEFA makes its decisions and we will respect. Above are the people.”First and Second: “More than progressive there was a resistance. The League made another decision. To make decisions of this nature we have to speak through a Commission to adopt that decision. We knew of that resistance. They have joined the path marked by the Federation, which we understand is what more responsible”.End the season or the Eurocup: “The priorities are people. If the same people compete in one competition or another there are no differences. You have to find a scoring formula. IF UEFA tries to finish the competitions it will do so guaranteeing health. We do not know what will happen. It is good news that people’s health prevails. “last_img read more

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The cabin of the Marx Brothers in Valencia

first_imgThe other side of the coin in terms of injuries refers to it Seville Y Getafe. Although Lopetegui Y Bordalás they have also had to compete during the week in the Europa League (such as Espanyol, 19 injured), the Seville and Azul infirmaries have hardly had tenants to date: 8 players in the case of Sevilla (14 players have not been injured this year) and nine in the case of Getafe (Bordalás has had 17 medically available footballers).Only four healthy. Celades has had to live with injuries since his first day (with games such as against Betis with up to eight casualties). Only four footballers have not suffered any injuries: Jaume, Wass, Parejo Y Thierry Correia. The minimum remainder has been lost at least one match with some type of illness. Actually just Ferran only one has been lost (from a cold). Piccini (who has been injured since summer) and Garay (which since February 1 causes low for the rest of the season) have taken the worst part, although Guedes he missed 21 games because of his ankle, Maxi Gomez has recently undergone surgery and has no return date and Gameiro, not to mention everyone, he has been injured four times. Valencia is by far the team that has suffered the most injuries so far this season. None of the teams that have played in European competition, therefore are the ones that have played the most games so far this season, come close to such a figure. Thus, the Real Madrid accumulates 31 injured, the Barcelona, 29 and the Athletic, 2. 3. Zinedine Zidane Y Quique Setién, curiously, after Celades are the coaches that today have more tenants in the infirmary, 4 (the same as Granada). By cons, the Cholo Simeone has come to March with the infirmary empty. Kang-in Lee left Paterna last Friday with crutches. The Korean was injured in Thursday’s session and thus became the 43rd injury suffered by a Valencia footballer this season. The black and white infirmary has not been without tenants or a single game of the season, despite the fact that Valencia between the League, Champions, Cup and Super Cup has played 39. Yesterday, for example, if the coronavirus had not appeared in our lives and the derby would have been played against Levante at Mestalla, Celades would have faced it with six casualties due to injury: Mangala, Garay, Piccini, Manu Vallejo, Maxi Gómez and Kang-in Lee.last_img read more

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