Every Premier League club could vote for VAR ‘this week’

first_img deals 1 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REAL DEAL Clubs will also be asked to endorse a new chief executive for the Premier League as Richard Scudamore exits after 20 years of service. gameday cracker huge blow Latest Premier League Stories Officials consult VAR during AC Milan vs Juventus. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Once this has taken place there will be a discussion about VAR and this could eventually lead to a vote on bringing it in for next season.The possibility of video assistants crops up regularly, especially with its use at World Cup 2018 and in Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Primeira Division and Eredivisie football.And its absence was again in the spotlight in England after Charlie Austin pleaded for its introduction following the decision to disallow his goal in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Watford.Premier League clubs voted against bringing in VAR in April but there could be a different decision this time out after testing. tense no dice REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The preferred candidate from a three-person shortlist — which reportedly features Tim Davie, BBC Studios’ chief executive, and Tom Betts, ITV’s director of corporate strategy — will be revealed this week. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? whoops Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League clubs could vote on introducing video assistant referees (VAR) next season at a meeting this week.Shareholders will receive a presentation from both the Premier League and the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) about the testing on VAR, which has been carried out this season but not used in matches.last_img read more

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Giants hit the waiver wire, acquire three players, subtract two from 40-man roster

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — It was expected that Giants’ president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi would devote most of his time this week to hiring a new manager.Even if that’s where Zaidi’s attention is focused, he’ll always have an eye on Major League Baseball’s waiver wire.Zaidi was busy on Tuesday as the Giants added three players and subtracted two from their 40-man roster. San Francisco acquired former Rockies pitcher Rico Garcia, former Angels infielder Kean Wong and former Royals pitcher …last_img read more

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World’s Smallest Rotary Motors Coming Into Focus

first_imgScience April 29 had three articles on the ATP synthase rotary motors that inhabit all living cells.1,2,3  Using creative techniques of extreme microscopy and crystallography, research teams are beginning to get more focused images of the carousel-like rotating engines of both F-type and V-type motors.  (V-type enzymes pump ions into the cell to regulate acidity; see 2/24/2003 entry.  F-type ATP synthase enzymes produce ATP, the energy currency of the cell; see 09/18/2003 entry.)    The rotors look like elegant circular rings of helical units arranged at angles to the axis.  From the side, they look like “concave barrel with a pronounced waist in the middle, and an inner septum that is probably filled with and electrically sealed by membrane lipids in vivo.”  Scientists are still trying to figure out how the ions get into the active-site pockets in the subunits of the ring, and how they create torque to make the carousel go round.  It may result from harnessing Brownian motion in a ratcheting manner that only allows rotation in one direction.  All the researchers seem surprised that the gear ratio is not an integer, but rather 10:3 in some species, and 11:3 or 14:3 in others; it may be necessary that these motors have a non-integer ratio between the bottom carousel and the top catalytic engine for torque generation and catalytic activity (see 08/10/2004 entry).  They are also beginning to understand the nature of the camshaft attached to the carousel that induces ATP production in the top.  Whatever their mechanism, these little engines, only 12 nanometers tall, are effective.  The review by Junge and Nelson says these motors can generate an acidity of pH 2 in lemons and 250 millivolts of electricity in insect guts.  We humans also run on electricity.  The constant action of quadrillions of these tiny generators running day and night in our bodies keeps all our energy systems humming at about 116 watts (see 02/05/2003 story).    In another molecular-motor story, Current Biology4 reported about how actin and myosin work during cell division to pinch the two daughter cells apart.  David R. Burgess in a review5 states, “Myosin II is the motor for cytokinesis, an event at the end of cell division during which the animal cell uses a contractile ring to pinch itself in half.  New and surprising research shows that myosin, either through light chain phosphorylation or through its ATPase activity, also plays an important role in both the assembly and disassembly of the actin contractile ring.”1Wolfgang Junge and Nathan Nelson, “Structural Biology: Nature’s Rotary Electromotors,” Science Vol 308, Issue 5722, 642-644 , 29 April 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1112617].2Murata et al., “Structure of the Rotor of the V-Type Na+-ATPase from Enterococcus hirae,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5722, 654-659, 29 April 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1110064].3Meier et al., “Structure of the Rotor Ring of F-Type Na+-ATPase from Ilyobacter tartaricus,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5722, 659-662 , 29 April 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1111199].4E. D. Salmon, “Microtubules: A Ring for the Depolymerization Motor,” Current Biology, Volume 15, Issue 8, 26 April 2005, Pages R299-R302, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2005.04.005.5David R. Burgess, “Cytokinesis: New roles for myosin,” Current Biology, Volume 15, Issue 8, 26 April 2005, Pages R310-R311, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2005.04.008.None of these five papers mention evolution once, nor make any attempt to explain how the motors of life could have arisen by an unguided process of chance or natural law.  Murata’s paper says “Eukaryotic V-ATPases contain 13 different polypeptides.”  Since getting just one usable polypeptide (protein) is astronomically improbable (see online book), it is utterly out of the question to assume that the complete set of these specialized functional molecules could have arisen by chance.  Even getting a few of them would be useless; all of them have to be in the same place, at the same time, in the same arrangement, together simultaneously for the system to work.  ATP synthase is a classic example of an irreducibly complex system that defies evolutionary explanation.  Since even the simplest organisms depend on these motors for life, and since Charlie’s magic wand of natural selection cannot be used at this stage (see online book), we have here a convincing case for intelligent design.  Similarly, since the actin/myosin operation is essential for cell division (e.g., replication, an essential prerequisite for natural selection), evolutionists have only chance as an explanation for the origin of these exquisite molecular machines.  To any thinking person, that would be absurd.  The Kansas school board (see 04/29/2005 entry) should hold up the pictures of ATP synthase from these papers and challenge the Darwinists to explain how such complex systems at the beginning of life could ever have arisen by chance.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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What Your Cells Do For You

first_imgUntil recently, we humans had no idea the complexity of the systems that keep us alive.Nature creates its own plaster to protect wounds from infection (Medical Xpress). A cut in the skin can start a deadly infection if not closed quickly. This article explains how the body makes a temporary plaster cast of fibrin molecules that coil around red blood cells to seal off a wound quickly before reconstruction of the tissue begins.Scientists have found that a protein film forms rapidly over a wound as part of the natural clotting process, and it provides protection for at least 12 hours.They believe this bio-film gives the immune system time to marshal its defences to deal with any infection.‘Walking molecules” haul away damaged DNA to the cell’s emergency room (Phys.org). Emergency room? Walking molecules? Yes; the emergency room for damaged DNA is right at the nuclear pore, a very complex gateway to the nucleus (see it described on Evolution News). Myosin motors are the walking molecules that carry broken DNA to these locations for repair. The language of the article is intelligently designed to help readers relate to other things they know are intelligently designed: emergency health systems.The scientists found that after the DNA strands are broken, the cell prompts a series of threads— nuclear actin filaments— to assemble and create a temporary highway to the edge of the nucleus. Then come the paramedics—proteins known as myosins.“Myosins are conveyed as a walking molecule because they have two legs. One is attached and the other moves. It’s like a molecular machine that walks along the filaments.”The myosins pick up the injured DNA, walk along the filament road and then reach the emergency room, a pore at the periphery of the nucleus.“We knew, based on our prior study, that there was an emergency room—the nuclear pore where the cell fixes its broken DNA strands. Now, we have discovered how the damaged DNA travels there” Chiolo said. “What we think is happening here is that the damage triggers a defense mechanism that quickly builds the road, the actin filament, while also turning on an ambulance, the myosin.”Developmental Biology: Neurons That Divide Together Wire Together (Current Biology). Are home theater systems intelligently designed? If so, you can understand the analogy made by two writers for this dispatch about biological networks of neurons.If you have ever assembled an elaborate home entertainment system, you are likely familiar with how challenging it can be not only to plug all of the wiring into the correct ports, but also to make sure that the setup is space-efficient, modular, and reproducible. Yet this task is analogous to a problem all developing nervous systems must solve on a much larger scale: the adult human central nervous system, for example, is estimated to have hundreds of trillions of synapses. What developmental strategies do nervous systems use to wire complex circuits? A recent study by Pinto-Teixeira et al., along with two related studies, illustrates how simple developmental processes can be combined to produce, differentiate, and wire a large population of neurons with complex synaptic connections ….The word “simple” must be taken in context. No neuron is simple! Neurons are loaded with complex specified information, molecular machines and hierarchical networks. Neurons are made in such a way, though, where they can connect to other neurons quickly and easily. That may sound “simple,” but how do neurons know where to connect? In your home entertainment system, you can’t just connect wires at random! Examining the process in a human eye or brain would be too challenging, so these scientists looked to the humble fruit fly to attempt to get their minds around neural network construction.How do T4 and T5 neurons find their targets within the retinotopic map? On the basis of both clonal analysis and live imaging of developing neurons, Pinto-Teixeira et al. suggest that birth location and timing are critical for targeting T4 and T5 dendrites and axons to the appropriate retinotopic map positions. The relative birth positions of T4 and T5 correlate with the dorsoventral organization of their projections, whereas birth timing correlates with anteroposterior organization. Posterior visual fields map onto earlier-born T4 and T5 neurons, while anterior visual fields map onto later-born T4 and T5 neurons. Critically, the columnar neurons in the medulla that define the retinotopic array display the same correlation between birth timing and anteroposterior organization. These observations suggest that, as T4 and T5 neurons are born, they target the most recently-born upstream columns. Taken together, this combination of birth location and timing, as well as the shared lineage of T4 and T5 subtypes receiving signals from the same point in visual space, form a complement of simple developmental strategies that solve a complex wiring problem.Got that? Don’t worry; it won’t be on the test. There will just be one question: “True or false: fruit fly retinotopic map networks illustrate intelligent design.”Have you thanked your Maker yet today? Now you have some specific things you can praise Him for. (Visited 431 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Morrison delivers promise to win gold for his grandmother

first_imgLATEST STORIES His family migrated to Maryland but transferred to the Philippines for good when he was seven.The 2015 SEA Games gold medalist in featherweight graduated from the University of Santo Tomas.He was also a bronze medalist in the Incheon Asian Games in 2014.“I’m already 27 now, so if I can still can I will still fight in the 2019 SEA Games in Manila,” said the 6-foot-1 Morrison.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Samuel Thomas Harper Morrison of the Philippines battles Ardian Prayogo Dinggo of Indonesia in the finals of the men’s -74kg of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition. Morrisson prevailed to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Samuel Morrison knew that he could be fighting in his last Southeast Asian Games of his career.That’s why he was overcome with emotions after capturing the gold medal in the -74-kilogram division.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief READ: Emotional Morrison wins gold in taekwondo, avenges teammate’s loss“I made a promise to my grandmother to win,” said Morrison, 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis maternal grandmother died during the time he was trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics last year. He didn’t make it to the Games.“That’s why I went to her grave before I flew here,” said Morrison, who was born in Olongapo to an American serviceman and Filipino mother. Ravena wants more after winning record fourth gold medal UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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a month agoNewcastle boss Bruce confident Joelinton will be regular goalscorer

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Bruce confident Joelinton will be regular goalscorerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce is confident Joelinton will be a regular goalscorer.Joelinton got off the mark at Tottenham last month and Bruce feels the build-up to that goal – 17 passes in 46 seconds – proves Newcastle’s ‘big, physical animal’ will get benefit from better service.”I think when he played for Hoffenheim, he played towards the left a lot. I saw him play against Manchester City and he played to the left, which a lot of the teams do,” he told the Evening Chronicle.“They’re not actual wide players or wingers as such – they play on the left-hand side – and I think he got used to that role.“Certainly he’s aware – and we’ve made it clear to him – that we have to score more so all the spotlight, of course, is on him and Almiron. But, as a team, we have to create more and that’s got to be the aim going forward.” last_img read more

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20 days agoLeicester boss Rodgers leaps to defend Choudhury

first_imgLeicester boss Rodgers leaps to defend Choudhuryby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has leapt to the defence of Hamza Choudhury after his tackle on Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.Salah was forced off minutes before the the end of the Reds’ dramatic 2-1 Premier League win at Anfield on Saturday after being caught on the left ankle by a poor challenge from Choudhury.“I don’t think it was a really bad challenge,” said the former Liverpool boss. “Mohamed Salah is coming inside and the speed he travels and Hamza is coming back.“I have tried to look at it but the camera is quite a way away. The emotion of the game, it might seem worse than it was.“He is an honest boy, Hamza, he makes challenges but I don’t think there was anything malicious.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Echosmith Supports Hard Rocks 16th Annual PINKTOBER Campaign

first_imgEchosmith and the world-famous Hard Rock brand are thinking pink in support of the 16th Annual PINKTOBER campaign.James Buell, left, Senior Director of Music and Marketing for Hard Rock International, accepts a signed guitar from EchosmithCredit/Copyright: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Hard Rock InternationalStarting now through the month of October, guests can support breast cancer research to help eradicate a disease that affects millions by visiting Hard Rock properties around the world and purchasing pink merchandise, pink drinks and pink hotel amenities. Proceeds from PINKTOBER will benefit research and awareness-driving efforts for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), The Caron Keating Foundation and cafe events will benefit additional local breast cancer charities around the globe.Echosmith poses with signed PINKTOBER merchandise at the launch of Hard Rock International’s 16th annual breast cancer awareness campaignCredit/Copyright: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Hard Rock International“Millions of people across the globe are affected by breast cancer, so to us, there isn’t anything cooler than helping to raise awareness and support for such an important cause,” said Sydney Sierota of Echosmith, PINKTOBER Artist Ambassador. “Hard Rock’s extensive and empowering PINKTOBER campaign is the perfect opportunity for us to help make a difference.”Echosmith performs at the launch event for Hard Rock International’s 16th annual PINKTOBER breast cancer awareness campaign at Hard Rock Cafe New York on Monday September 14Credit/Copyright: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Hard Rock InternationalTo officially mark the start of Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER campaign, Echosmith hosted a free concert at Hard Rock Cafe New York on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to performing hits from their debut album Talking Dreams, including the certified double platinum track “Cool Kids” and new single “Let’s Love,” Echosmith made a memorabilia donation to Hard Rock’s world-famous collection – including Sydney’s dress, a guitar, as well as handwritten lyrics to their hit, “Bright.”“With the support of artist ambassadors like Echosmith and all of our fans around the globe for Hard Rock’s annual PINKTOBER program, we can help raise more funds each year and assist our charity partners by funding critical breast cancer research,” said John Galloway, Sr. Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Hard Rock International. “Through the global campaign, which unites Hard Rock Cafes, Hotels and Casinos, we are able to spread the message of strength, hope, awareness and support, which impacts the lives of millions of men and women worldwide.”Shop to SupportHard Rock’s PINKTOBER campaign helps fans shop for the cause with the 2015 PINKTOBER merchandise line, including a collector’s edition pin set, T-shirts, scarf, bathrobe, pink sheets and more! PINKTOBER products will be sold online at www.hardrock.com, Hard Rock’s Collectable PINKTOBER pin is available at properties worldwide, including Cafes, Hotels and Casinos, and the PINKTOBER unisex T-shirt is available at Hard Rock Hotels worldwide. Proceeds will benefit BCRF (U.S.) and The Caron Keating Foundation (EU), with 75 percent of the retail price of each pin and 15 percent of the retail price of other products sold going directly to the cause.Serving up a Good CauseGiving back never tasted so good! As part of PINKTOBER, Hard Rock Cafe locations are serving up sweet support with a special pink-inspired drink. Hard Rock Cafe’s non-alcoholic Wildberry Smoothie is a frozen blend of fresh bananas, piña colada mix, orange juice and Monin Wildberry. This drink special carries the color of hope and raises funds for the cause, with a portion of proceeds benefiting BCRF and The Caron Keating Foundation.Stay to Give BackAs a long-time supporter of the brand and Artist Ambassador since 2012, Bret Michaels celebrates PINKTOBER at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando on Thursday, September 24. The legendary rocker and global philanthropist will perform at Velvet Sessions, Orlando’s only rock ‘n’ roll cocktail party, and kick off the 16th Annual PINKTOBER campaign for all Hard Rock Hotel and Casino locations. At the event, Michaels will also “get into bed for the cause” and meet with survivors, as well as women currently battling breast cancer.Hard Rock Hotel guests can support PINKTOBER throughout September and October by staying in Pink Sheets Rooms. Select Hard Rock Hotels worldwide will offer special rooms dressed with Hard Rock’s pink sheets. Guests can support the cause and enjoy pink sheets, pink bathrobes, commemorative pins and more with a portion of the room rate benefitting the BCRF.In addition Pink Sheet Rooms, guests can support the cause by joining one of the many activations happening at the individual properties, such as walking for a cure during Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s charity walks or participating in Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta’s Zumbathon dance marathon.Social Message of StrengthAs part of the 2015 PINKTOBER campaign, Hard Rock encourages fans to show off their support and strength with #PINKTOBER on social media. Whether sharing photos of Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER merchandise, or displaying how they support breast cancer awareness in their daily lives, Hard Rock looks to its guests to join the fight and utilize the #PINKTOBER hashtag in their social media posts this fall.For more information on Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER campaign and Echosmith’s performance at Hard Rock Cafe New York, please visit www.hardrock.com.last_img read more

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Mens Basketball Ohio State ends finals week with home tilt against Appalachian

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) guards a Michigan player on an inbound play in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOne day after finals have ended for students at Ohio State, the men’s basketball team (8-3, 2-0 Big Ten) plays host to Appalachian State (5-6) for both teams’ first game in a week. The Buckeyes are coming off a dominant 97-62 victory against William & Mary in their first matchup since returning to their nonconference schedule. Here is a rundown of what to expect in Ohio State’s 6 p.m. matchup against Appalachian State Saturday.Projected StartersAppalachian State:G — Ronshad Shabazz — Junior, 6-foot-5, 217 lbs., 21.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.5 apgG — Justin Forrest — Freshman, 6-foot-2, 195 lbs., 16.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.5 apgF — Tyrell Johnson — Junior, 6-foot-8, 205 lbs., 8.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 0.9 apgF — Griffin Kinney — Senior, 6-foot-8, 240 lbs., 11.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 0.9 apgF — Isaac Johnson — Sophomore, 6-foot-9, 212 lbs., 6.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.4 apgOhio State:G — C.J. Jackson — Junior, 6-foot-1, 175 lbs., 13.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.0 apgG — Kam Williams — Redshirt senior, 6-foot-2, 185 lbs., 6.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.5 apgF — Keita Bates-Diop — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 235 lbs., 18.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.5 apgF — Jae’Sean Tate — Senior, 6-foot-4, 230 lbs., 12.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.0 apgC — Kaleb Wesson — Freshman, 6-foot-9, 270 lbs., 12.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 0.8 apgScouting Appalachian StateThe Mountaineers have been one of the more prolific offenses in college basketball to this point in the year. They are 18th in both points per game at 87.6 and 3-pointers made per game with 10.6.The bulk of the Mountaineers’ offense has run through its starting point guard, Ronshad Shabazz. He will be the only player in this game with a points per game average of more than 20.“[Shabazz’s] a lefty that can score at every level,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said. “He’s an older kid. Strong, built a little bit like [Ohio State forward Jae’Sean Tate] and can do it all in terms of scoring and facilitating for his team.But according to Ken Pomeroy, much of that has to do with the type of opponents they have played. They have faced off against the 166th-best defensive schedule to this point, and thus their adjusted offense is only 124th-best in the nation. While the offensive success might be in question, the Mountaineers’ ability to rebound well and outplay their opponents on the inside has been a standout feature of their season. They are tied for 27th in the nation, averaging 8.3 more rebounds per game than their opponents. Appalachian State is not an exceptionally tall team. According to KenPom, it is only the 64th-tallest team in the nation. But the Mountaineers hold a significant weight advantage over many of their opponents. They have four starters that weigh in at more than 200 pounds compared to just three for Ohio State.“Depth and size across the board, really maybe in some ways, as good a positional size as we’ve seen in terms of bigger guards, bigger wings. They’re certainly bigger than us at those guard and wing spots,” Holtmann said. “They’re a tough, physical, veteran team that’s going to play exceptionally hard and I’m interested to see how we’ll respond after kind of a week of final exams and you’re always concerned about any game, but certainly concerned about the game after finals.”Avoiding the upsetOn paper, Ohio State should handle its business against Appalachian State. Ohio State has appeared the more dominant team against stronger teams and seems to have more on-court talent than the Mountaineers. But with finals week having just taken place, a week away from action and knowing they are playing against a weaker opponent, this could set the stage for a potential upset. Holtmann — citing a similar opponent in the University of Texas Arlington, who beat Ohio State in 2015 — said the Buckeyes are aware of the importance of not overlooking opponents like Appalachian State since that loss. He added that veterans on the team will be leaned on to keep a younger team focused on the matchup. “What I rely on and lean on in those situations is our older guys who’ve been through it. Because young guys don’t know,” Holtmann said. “They just don’t know. It’s not their fault, but freshman have no idea how good players are at all levels of college basketball.”Holtmann said that while he brought up the concept of losing to a heavy underdog if overlooking them, he is letting his veterans who were on the team that lost to UT Arlington — Bates-Diop and Tate — handle how much the team reflects on that loss. Those two veterans both said that loss was the reason Ohio State failed to make the NCAA Tournament that year.“They’re important games, and sometimes they can make or break you when it comes to March,” Tate said. “The only thing that me and Keita as older guys can do is learn our lesson that time and only that time, and just try to prepare the younger guys on the team who haven’t been in this situation.”Health UpdatesBoth sophomore center Micah Potter and freshman forward Kyle Young were absent from the team’s win against William & Mary, but they both practiced Thursday, Holtmann said. He said the two will be gametime decisions. Young and Potter are dealing with ankle injuries. read more

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Mens Basketball Musa Jallow to participate in USA Basketball under18 national team

Ohio State freshman guard Musa Jallow (2) explains a turnover in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State sophomore guard Musa Jallow has been named one of 32 players participating in the USA Men’s U18 National Team Training Camp this summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jallow is the only NCAA freshman from the 2017-18 season expected to attend the camp.Prior to last season, Jallow reclassified as a member of the 2017 class, starting his college career one season early. Coming to Columbus as a three-star recruit, he was ranked as the No. 149 overall prospect in the 2017 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings. In his first season with the Buckeyes, the 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard played in 14 minutes per game, including 10 starts during the 2017-18 season. He averaged 2.5 points per game, shooting 39.2 percent from the field.The final roster for the USA Men’s U18 National Team will be announced on June 2 The team will then travel to Ontario, Canada, to participate in the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from June 10-16. read more

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