Classics faculty proposes removal of Homer and Virgil from syllabus

first_img“The Faculty of Classics monitors these changes and keeps the course under review to keep it equally stimulating and engaging for all students. In this connection we are reviewing the first part of the course, called Honour Moderations in Classics. As part of this we are considering the question of whether Homer and Virgil are best studied in the first part of the course or the second. We are currently consulting staff and students and no final decision has been made.” The move is part of a series of reforms proposed for the the preliminary stage of the Oxford Classics degree, known as Honour Moderations. Unlike students of other humanities courses, who sit their preliminary examinations at the end of first year, moderands sit their exams in Hilary of second year. Mods consist of ten papers based on material covered over the four terms preceding the examinations, two of which cover Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid. A spokesperson for the University of Oxford said: “Over the last thirty years, the number of students starting the undergraduate classics course with both A-level Latin and Ancient Greek has decreased, and the number of those acquiring one or both ancient languages while at Oxford has increased. A number of other proposed reforms, which include changing the way in which Courses I and II are differentiated, as well attempts to standardise and increase the amount of language tuition available to all Classicists have been welcomed and praised across the faculty. However, many students and tutors have regarded the removal of Homer and Virgil as unnecessary and a step too far. Oxford University’s Classics Faculty is considering a proposal to remove the study of Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid from the Mods syllabus, a decision which has shocked undergraduates and tutors across the university. “One of the big issues is that these reforms are marketed as ones that will increase access, but the proposal [to remove Homer and Virgil] would go completely against this because it will effectively mean that there will be people coming to Oxford with previous knowledge of Homer and Virgil, who have studied Latin and Greek at school, but no one else will be taught Homer or Virgil until Greats (the second part of the course) and that is only if they choose it as an optional paper. Because of how fundamental the study of Homer and Virgil is, it would put the latter group at a disadvantage in trying to understand the literary canon and this disadvantage would carry through Mods and possibly beyond.” Preiss went on to praise a number of other reforms that have been proposed, including the removal of the labels “Course I” and “Course II” and their replacement with Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, as well as the proposed construction of text-based papers designed to simultaneously aid students’ grasp of the classical languages. However, he along with others believe that removing the study of Homer and Virgil from the Mods syllabus would be an extreme step. center_img Jan Preiss, a second year undergraduate studying Classics at New College and the president of the Oxford Latinitas Project, has set up a petition to stop the proposal from further consideration and to rally support for its reversal among both students and educators at the university. Classics is one of the few courses at the university which is perhaps as old as the institution itself, and the study of Homer and Virgil is one that has been continuous and uninterrupted since the course’s inception. As the faculty approaches its fifth decade of accepting ab initio students of Latin and Classical Greek, many of its members, both students and tutors, are rightfully sceptical about whether removing Homer and Virgil from the syllabus would really be a move that benefits these students. The content of the Mods course, as well as the way in which it is taught, has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, largely owing to the significant gaps in marks attained by Course I students, who have studied Latin and/ or Greek to A-Level, and Course II students, who study one of the two languages ab initio. There is also a significant gender gap in marks received for candidates sitting both Mods and Finals. Regardless of the outcome of the debate within the faculty regarding the passage of such proposals, it is clear that the new decade is one that has brought new challenges for Oxford’s oldest course, which will surely be followed by classicists and non-classicists alike with interest. Speaking to Cherwell, Preiss said: “Removing Homer and Virgil would be a terrible and fatal mistake. [The proposal] would mean that firstly, Oxford would be producing Classicists who have never read Homer and never read Virgil, who are the cen-tral authors of the Classical tradition and most of Classical literature, in one way or another, looks back to Homer and interacts with the Iliad. Removing it would be a shame because Homer has been the foundation of the classical tradition since antiquity and it is impossible to understand what comes after him without studying him first. last_img read more

Champions League schedule 2020: Full table, bracket & more to know for Round of 16 to UEFA Final

first_imgBelow are the group stage tables that helped set the bracket for the Champions League elimination rounds.Group ATeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialPointsParis Saint-Germain65101721516Real Madrid CF6321148611Club Brugge6033412-83Galatasaray AŞ6024114-132Group BTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialPointsFC Bayern München66002451918Tottenham Hotspur63121814410Olympiacos FC6114814-64FK Crvena zvezda6105320-173Group CTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialPointsManchester City FC64201641214Atalanta BC6213812-47FC Shakhtar Donetsk6132813-56GNK Dinamo Zagreb61231013-35Group DTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialPointsJuventus6510124816Club Atlético de Madrid631285310Bayer 04 Leverkusen620459-46FC Lokomotiv Moskva6105411-73Group ETeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialPointsLiverpool FC6411138513SSC Napoli6330114712FC Salzburg6213161337KRC Genk6015520-151Group FTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialPointsFC Barcelona642094514Borussia Dortmund631288010FC Internazionale Milano621310917SK Slavia Praha6024410-62Group GTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialPointsRB Leipzig6321108211Olympique Lyonnais62229818SL Benfica62131011-17FC Zenit621379-27Group HTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals forGoals againstGoal differentialPointsValencia CF632197211Chelsea FC6321119211AFC Ajax6312126610LOSC Lille6015414-101Champions League results 2020The first of six group stage match days began back in September, and the Champions League made it all the way to the Round of 16 before it was shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.Including the matches still to be played and those that were completed before the season’s suspension, below is the complete list of results from the 2019-20 Champions League season.Champions League FinalDateMatchup/resultAug. 23TBD vs. TBDSemifinalsDateMatchup/resultAug. 18TBD vs. TBDAug. 19TBD vs. TBDQuarterfinalsDateMatchup/resultAug. 12Atalanta vs. ParisAug. 13Leipzig vs. AtleticoAug. 14Barcelona vs. BayernAug. 15Manchester City vs. LyonRound of 16 second legDateMatchup/resultMarch 10Valencia 3-4 Atalanta (Agg: 4-8)March 10Leipzig 3-0 Tottenham (Agg: 4-0)March 11Liverpool 2-3 Atlético (Agg: 2-4)March 11Paris 2-0 Dortmund (Agg: 3-2)Aug. 7Juventus 2-1 Lyon (Agg: 2-2)Aug. 7Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid (Agg: 4-2)Aug. 8Bayern 4-1 Chelsea (Agg: 7-1)Aug. 8Barcelona 3-1 Napoli (Agg: 4-2)Round of 16 first legDateResultFeb. 18Atlético 1-0 LiverpoolFeb. 18Dortmund 2-1 ParisFeb. 19Atalanta 4-1 ValenciaFeb. 19Tottenham 0-1 LeipzigFeb. 25Chelsea 0-3 BayernFeb. 25Napoli 1-1 BarcelonaFeb. 26Lyon 1-0 JuventusFeb. 26Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester CityGroup Stage: Matchday 6DateResultDec. 10Napoli 4-0 GenkDec. 10Salzburg 0-2 LiverpoolDec. 10Dortmund 2-1 Slavia PrahaDec. 10Internazionale 1-2 BarcelonaDec. 10Lyon 2-2 LeipzigDec. 10Benfica 3-0 ZenitDec. 10Chelsea 2-1 LOSCDec. 10Ajax 0-1 ValenciaDec. 11Dinamo Zagreb 1-4 Manchester CityDec. 11Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 AtalantaDec. 11Paris 5-0 GalatasarayDec. 11Club Brugge 1-3 Real MadridDec. 11Bayern 3-1 TottenhamDec. 11Olympiacos 1-0 Crvena zvezdaDec. 11Leverkusen 0-2 JuventusDec. 11Atlético 2-0 Lokomotiv MoskvaGroup Stage: Matchday 5DateResultNov. 26Galatasaray 1-1 Club BruggeNov. 26Lokomotiv Moskva 0-2 LeverkusenNov. 26Real Madrid 2-2 ParisNov. 26Crvena zvezda 0-6 BayernNov. 26Tottenham 4-2 OlympiacosNov. 26Atalanta 2-0 Dinamo ZagrebNov. 26Manchester City 1-1 Shakhtar DonetskNov. 26Juventus 1-0 AtléticoNov. 27Zenit 2-0 LyonNov. 27Valencia 2-2 ChelseaNov. 27Liverpool 1-1 NapoliNov. 27Genk 1-4 SalzburgNov. 27Barcelona 3-1 DortmundNov. 27Slavia Praha 1-3 InternazionaleNov. 27Leipzig 2-2 BenficaNov. 27LOSC 0-2 AjaxGroup Stage: Matchday 4DateResultNov. 5Barcelona 0-0 Slavia PrahaNov. 5Zenit 0-2 LeipzigNov. 5Napoli 1-1 SalzburgNov. 5Liverpool 2-1 GenkNov. 5Dortmund 3-2 InternazionaleNov. 5Lyon 3-1 BenficaNov. 5Chelsea 4-4 AjaxNov. 5Valencia 4-1 LOSCNov. 6Bayern 2-0 OlympiacosNov. 6Lokomotiv Moskva 1-2 JuventusNov. 6Paris 1-0 Club BruggeNov. 6Real Madrid 6-0 GalatasarayNov. 6Crvena zvezda 0-4 TottenhamNov. 6Dinamo Zagreb 3-3 Shakhtar DonetskNov. 6Atalanta 1-1 Manchester CityNov. 6Leverkusen 2-1 AtléticoGroup Stage: Matchday 3DateResultOct. 22Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Dinamo ZagrebOct. 22Atlético 1-0 LeverkusenOct. 22Club Brugge 0-5 ParisOct. 22Galatasaray 0-1 Real MadridOct. 22Olympiacos 2-3 BayernOct. 22Tottenham 5-0 Crvena zvezdaOct. 22Manchester City 5-1 AtalantaOct. 22Juventus 2-1 Lokomotiv MoskvaOct. 23Leipzig 2-1 ZenitOct. 23Ajax 0-1 ChelseaOct. 23Salzburg 2-3 NapoliOct. 23Genk 1-4 LiverpoolOct. 23Internazionale 2-0 DortmundOct. 23Slavia Praha 1-2 BarcelonaOct. 23Benfica 2-1 LyonOct. 23LOSC 1-1 ValenciaGroup Stage: Matchday 2DateResultOct. 1Real Madrid 2-2 Club BruggeOct. 1Atalanta 1-2 Shakhtar DonetskOct. 1Galatasaray 0-1 ParisOct. 1Tottenham 2-7 BayernOct. 1Crvena zvezda 3-1 OlympiacosOct. 1Manchester City 2-0 Dinamo ZagrebOct. 1Juventus 3-0 LeverkusenOct. 1Lokomotiv Moskva 0-2 AtléticoOct. 2Genk 0-0 NapoliOct. 2Slavia Praha 0-2 DortmundOct. 2Liverpool 4-3 SalzburgOct. 2Barcelona 2-1 InternazionaleOct. 2Leipzig 0-2 LyonOct. 2Zenit 3-1 BenficaOct. 2LOSC 1-2 ChelseaOct. 2Valencia 0-3 AjaxGroup Stage: Matchday 1DateResultSept. 17Internazionale 1-1 Slavia PrahaSept. 17Lyon 1-1 ZenitSept. 17Napoli 2-0 LiverpoolSept. 17Salzburg 6-2 GenkSept. 17Dortmund 0-0 BarcelonaSept. 17Benfica 1-2 LeipzigSept. 17Chelsea 0-1 ValenciaSept. 17Ajax 3-0 LOSCSept. 18Club Brugge 0-0 GalatasaraySept. 18Olympiacos 2-2 TottenhamSept. 18Paris 3-0 Real MadridSept. 18Bayern 3-0 Crvena zvezdaSept. 18Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 AtalantaSept. 18Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester CitySept. 18Leverkusen 1-2 Lokomotiv MoskvaSept. 18Atlético 2-2 Juventus MORE: Watch select Champions League games on fuboTV (7-day trial)The second leg of the Round of 16 will resume as scheduled with Juventus, Manchester City, Bayern and Barcalona hosting matches at their home stadiums, but the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will play out under a new format. Rather than aggregate matches, the quarters and semis will feature single-elimination matches, and all will be played in Lisbon, Portugal. The Champions League Final on Aug. 23 will take place in Lisbon, too.The Champions League hiatus from March through August also saw a change in how those in the United States can watch the games. Turner Sports ended its deal with the Champions League, and CBS swooped in to pick up the rights as the exclusive English language platform ahead of schedule. CBS will show all Champions League games on its streaming platform CBS All Access, and select games will be available to watch on TV channel CBS Sports Network.Including the schedule updates, the new TV information and the bracket for the tournament, below is all you need to know about the remainder of the Champions League season.Champions League schedule 2020The coronavirus shut down live sports on the same day (March 11) that Paris Saint-Germain beat Dortmund and Atlético Madrid topped Liverpool to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. That left four Round of 16 games left on the schedule.The Champions League recently determined all four remaining Round of 16 matches could play out at their originally scheduled locations before the tournament heads to Lisbon. All Champions League matches are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET.Below is the complete Champions League schedule from what’s left of the Round of 16 through the Final at the end of the month. For viewers in Canada, all games are available on DAZN.Friday, Aug. 7: Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamJuventus vs. Lyon (1st leg: 0-1)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessManchester City vs. Real Madrid (1st leg: 2-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVSaturday, Aug. 8: Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamBayern vs. Chelsea (1st leg: 3-0)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessBarcelona vs. Napoli (1st leg: 1-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVWednesday, Aug. 12: QuarterfinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta vs. Paris3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessThursday., Aug. 13: QuarterfinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamLeipzig vs. Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessFriday, Aug. 14: QuarterfinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamBarcelona vs. Bayern3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSaturday, Aug. 15: QuarterfinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamMan. City vs. Lyon3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessTuesday, Aug. 18: SemifinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta/Paris vs. Leipzig/Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessWednesday, Aug. 19: SemifinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamBarcelona/Bayern vs. Man. City/Lyon3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSunday, Aug. 23: FinalMatchTimeTV channelLive streamTBD vs. TBD3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVHow to watch Champions League games in the USA and CanadaCBS is now the home for Champions League action in the United States, but it will not show any of the 11 remaining matches on its over-air cable network.All Champions League matches are available live on CBS All Access, which is the network’s online streaming service. A select few, including the Champions League Final, will be shown on TV via CBS Sports Network.MORE: Watch CBS Sports Network on fuboTVCBS All Access starts at $5.99 a month, but it is offering a one-month free trial promotion for new subscribers through mid-August. Users can cancel subscriptions at any time.Below are the devices on which CBS All Access can be streamed:AndroidiPhoneiPadApple TVGoogle ChromecastAmazon FireTVLGPlayStation 4Xbox OneRokuSamsungVisioXfinityFor the select games on TV, including the Champions League Final, CBS Sports Network has a channel finder feature for users across the country.CBS was supposed to take over the exclusive English language rights for Champions League matches in 2021, but it did so ahead of schedule after Turner Sports prematurely ended its deal in June. For viewers in Canada, all Champions League games are on DAZN, the global streaming sports service.Champions League bracketThe @ChampionsLeague bracket!— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 10, 2020The quarterfinal portion of the Champions League bracket was only halfway completed when the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the tournament. Which means there are 11 matches remaining, including four in the Round of 16, before a European champion is crowned.Yet the bracket works a little differently this year. Below are the details.How does the Champions League bracket work?The UEFA Champions League in June announced this season’s quarterfinals, semifinals and Final would be played as a straight knockout tournament featuring single-leg fixtures in Lisbon, with the matches split between two venues — Benfica’s Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (which will host the Final) and Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade. No fans are allowed to attend any of the matches.The Champions League bracket is formed by a combination of standings and draws. The Round of 16 bracket was formed by a random draw of the top two teams in each group. And even though the Round of 16 is not yet finished, we already know the quarterfinal and semifinal draw results, as those were determined July 10.Based on the results of the random draw for the quarterfinals, Atalanta will play Paris and Leipzig will face Atlético. The winner of Napoli vs. Barcelona in the Round of 16 will be up against the winner of Chelsea vs. Bayern, and the winner of Real Madrid vs. Man. City will see the winner of Lyon vs. Juventus.As for the semifinals, the winner of Quarterfinal 1 (Atalanta/Paris) will play the winner of Quarterfinal 3 (Leipzig/Atlético), and the winner of Quarterfinal 2 (Napoli/Barcelona/Chelsea/Bayern) will play the winner of Quarterfinal 4 (Real Madrid/Man. City/Lyon/Juventus).Champions League standings 2020Bayern Munich from Germany’s Bundesliga was the only club to earn all 18 of the available points in the group stage, as it swept Group B in dominating fashion. Bayern also finished the group stage with the best goal differential (+19) in the Champions League. The UEFA Champions League schedule was interrupted when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live sports globally in March, leading many to believe a top European team would not be crowned for the 2019-20 season.Better late than never, as the Champions League schedule resumes in early August with a tweaked format for the tournament table and bracket. Because Champions League play was paused in the middle of the Round of 16, that’s where the tournament picks up with all matches being played behind closed doors.last_img read more

DNA Translation Has Codes Upon Codes

first_imgThe DNA code is protected by another code, and is read with a machine that reads a third code.  This is an emerging picture from ongoing research into DNA transcription, as reported in Science.1    In the 1950s, scientists were astonished to find a code at the genetic basis of life.  DNA’s four-letter alphabet, arranged into triplet codons, providing 64 combinations that could code for the 20 amino acids and “punctuation” in various ways, seemed simple and elegant (see description in our online book).  Now it seems, remarkable as this mechanism is, it is way too simple.  Other factors must control when and how particular genes are to be transcribed.  Biochemists have also been cataloguing a huge number of post-transcriptional and post-translational modifications that take place, from the moment messenger-RNA is formed to after the protein chain is assembled.  What controls the regulators?    Additional codes involved in regulating gene expression have been coming to light.  One was the histone code attached to DNA (11/13/2007) which may be as complex and as important as the DNA code itself (04/12/2003).  Now, Science published two papers on another code attached directly to the transcriber, RNA Polymerase II.  This “CTD code” is composed of tandem repeats of seven amino acids forming a tail called the carboxy-terminal domain (CTD).  New work expands the previously-known number of phosphorylation states from four to eight.  Since each of these amino acids can be modified by phosphorylation, patterns emerge that resemble a hexadecimal system.  Because the tandem repeats vary from 17 to 52 sets on a CTD, if each phosphorylation pattern had a functional meaning, there are potentially 852 different CTD patterns – over 900 trillion trillion trillion trillion.    Such a number is probably degenerate – i.e., vastly greater than the number of states that are actually needed for functional meaning.  Still, the potential is there for a huge array of states that can direct the behavior of RNA Polymerase II.  It also might help explain why the number of genes in the human genome was surprisingly low; perhaps the CTD code provides a way to get more transcripts out of a gene – resulting in many proteins from one gene.  Experiments have shown that some distinct phosphorylation patterns do indeed change the expression of the gene.  Jeffry Corden [Johns Hopkins U] wrote in the review article on the two papers,The biological role of CTD phosphorylation remains to be fully elucidated, but the emerging picture is that the pattern of CTD phosphorylation changes during RNA synthesis, allowing dynamic modification of the DNA template and processing of the nascent RNA transcript.  The studies by Chapman et al.2 and by Egloff et al.3 provide both the tools to fully document CTD phosphorylation patterns and the best evidence to date that these patterns constitute a code that intersects, at the most fundamental level, with the regulation of different classes of eukaryotic genes.It appears that both DNA and its transcriber have codes, completely independent from the DNA code, affixed to them.  Are they passwords forming an authentication scheme?  Are they messages telling the machinery what to do?  If so, what sends the messages, and what recognizes them?  How is the password validated?  More work into this fascinating area will surely be needed.  For now, Corden said, “Together, the papers show that CTD phosphorylation is more complicated than previously thought and link, for the first time, expression of specific genes with a distinct CTD phosphorylation pattern.”1.  Jeffry L. Corden, “Seven Ups the Code,” Science, 14 December 2007: Vol. 318. no. 5857, pp. 1735-1736, DOI: 10.1126/science.1152624.2.  Chapman et al, “Transcribing RNA Polymerase II Is Phosphorylated at CTD Residue Serine-7,” Science, 14 December 2007: Vol. 318. no. 5857, pp. 1780-1782, DOI: 10.1126/science.1145977.3.  Egloff et al, “Serine-7 of the RNA Polymerase II CTD Is Specifically Required for snRNA Gene Expression,” Science, 14 December 2007: Vol. 318. no. 5857, pp. 1777-1779, DOI: 10.1126/science.1145989.The situation just keeps getting worse for the evolutionists.  None of the three papers even mentioned evolution.  Who would dare?    Apparently, Science Daily dared.  Summarizing these papers, it said, “It would appear that, over the last 500 million years, other ways to produce highly complex organisms have evolved.  Evolution has simply found more efficient ways to use the genes already there.”  You may now utter a long, sarcastic groan.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Rain or Shine continues chase for top 4, downs Blackwater

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP women’s hoops: UST claims solo 2nd, La Salle stops skid E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “I guess we just wanted it more today. Everybody who came in the game stepped up,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Basically, I just told them that we have a chance on the top four and the only way we can have that chance is to win.”“In the first half I thought we were just okay offensively but our defense wasn’t there. In the second half I think we picked it up,” added Garcia after steering his squad to 7-4.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 shutoutJ’Nathan Bullock fired a game-high 30 points, including 12 in the third quarter where the Painters turned a one-point game to a lopsided affair. They took an 89-77 lead entering the fourth period.Raymond Almazan made the most out of his time on the floor, finishing with 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and six rebounds in less than 19 minutes. Rain or Shine was +20 when the lanky big man was in the game. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine remained in contention for a top four berth after turning back Blackwater, 122-98, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters tightened their defensive screws in the second half, where they outscored the Elite, 65-42.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games It was also Almazan, who extended the Painters’ lead to 20, 103-83, after hitting a triple late.The Elite, who wrapped up the eliminations at 5-6 and will face the top seed in the playoffs, drew another explosive showing from their new acquisition Allein Maliksi, who led his team with 29 points that went with eight rebounds.Henry Walker, who sparked Blackwater’s resurgence after coming in as replacement import after the Elite dropped their first three games in the conference, had 21 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.The Painters clicked on both ends of the floor especially on the offensive end, burying 16 3-pointers and dishing out 27 assists against only eight turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

2013 Metro Cup Finals

first_imgThe 2013 Metro Cup Finals will be held this weekend, with a big 24 hours of Touch Football to be played at Whites Hill in Brisbane. Friday night will see semi finals played and the second grand finalists of each division decided, while Saturday night will determine who walks away as champions in 2013. The first semi finals saw the Uni Rebels progress through to the grand final in four divisions (Men’s divisions one, two and three and Women’s  division three), while the Southern Storm are straight through to the grand final in Women’s division one and two. The grand finals will tap off at 5.00pm on Saturday, 23 November, starting with the Men’s and Women’s division three finals. The Men’s and Women’s two finals will be played at 6.00pm, followed by the Women’s Open final at 7.00pm and the Men’s Open final at 8.00pm. Teams fighting for a spot in the grand final on Friday, 22 November are:Men’s Division 1 – CCC v DodgersMen’s Division 2 – Eagles v DodgersMen’s Division 3 – Redlands Crushers v Uni Rebels AWomen’s Division 1 – CCC v DodgersWomen’s Division 2 – CCC v RedlandsWomen’s Division 3 – Eagles v Uni Rebels MaroonTo view some of the highlights of the Metro Cup season so far, be sure to visit Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s YouTube channel: Related LinksMetro Cup Finalslast_img read more

Louisville Released A Hype Video After Its First Spring Football Practice

first_imgWatch this fan-made Louisville vs. Clemson hype video and try not to feel like you could run through a wall afterwards.In case you weren’t already pumped up enough for the No. 3 Louisville vs No. 5 Clemson matchup this week, Mike Sanchez put together this hype video to get you more than ready for the weekend’s most anticipated game.The video starts off by showing us scenes from both school’s campuses before delivering four simple yet strong words: “The wait is over.”The Jeulz track used as the video’s music picks up as we get a glimpse of Howard’s Rock before moving to some behind-the-scenes shots of both teams.Each school gets it’s fair share of highlight plays featured in the video with the final shot being the Tigers running down The Hill.Clemson held off Louisville a year ago, 20-17. The two teams have only met twice in school history with the Tigers taking both games.Louisville and Clemson will kick off at 8:00 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

Report: Four Programs Lobbying Big 12 For Expansion

first_imgThe Big 12 Conference's logo.With lots of chatter surrounding Big 12 expansion, we’ve already brought you our opinion on how the next phase of conference realignment could unfold. Now, ESPN has some intriguing information regarding which schools the Big 12 could target if it does indeed expand. According to Big 12 writer Jake Trotter, four institutions have already begun lobbying the Big 12 for consideration: Houston, Memphis, UCF and Colorado State. From Trotter:With Big 12 expansion back on the table, officials from the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, University of Central Florida and Colorado State University have been lobbying members of the Big 12’s composition committee, according to documents has obtained.West Virginia president Gordon Gee is one of three Big 12 presidents on the committee, which is charged with exploring expansion candidates. Documents reveal that Gee has been busy in that role in recent months, which has included a trip to the University of Houston in late November.Additionally, Trotter says FedEx, which is headquartered in Memphis, is offering major sponsorship of Big 12 football and basketball if the Tigers are added to the league. This was originally part of Memphis’ pitch to the old Big East a few years back. Documents obtained show FedEx primed to back Memphis’ Big 12 candidacy, prepared to sponsor Big 12 title game:— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 10, 2016The most interesting aspect of Trotter’s report? Probably that UConn and Cincinnati are nowhere to be found, considering those are two schools many have linked to the Big 12, including us here at College Spun.  Also, would Oklahoma and Texas, the two premier programs in the league, really be okay with these additions? Or would they look to bolt for greener pastures? Whatever the answer, buckle up because the realignment well may start turning fast and furiously. [ ESPN ]last_img read more