The Antelopes lead the all-time series against the Wolverines 9-5, but Utah Valley bested Grand Canyon 82-70 in their last meeting March 7. While star junior guard Jake Toolson struggled against the Kangaroos, senior guard Conner Toolson (21 points) and sophomore center Richard Harward (15 points, 8 rebounds, 6-7 shooting) stepped up in his stead. After besting UMKC 71-64 in the conference quarterfinals Thursday, the Wolverines set a school record with their 24th win of the season. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS-Friday, Utah Valley men’s basketball (24-8, 12-4 in WAC play) meets Grand Canyon (19-12, 10-6 in conference play) in the WAC semifinals at the Orleans Arena of Las Vegas for a 9:30 pm tip-off. Grand Canyon got to this point by downing Seattle U. 84-75 in the WAC quarterfinals Thursday. Brad James March 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Faces Grand Canyon in WAC Semifinals Junior guard Carlos Johnson (31 points, 7 rebounds, 10-20 shooting) led the Antelopes as did redshirt senior forward Michael Finke (21 points, 6 rebounds, 7-11 shooting). The winner earns a berth in the WAC championship game Saturday at 8:00 pm MDT. Tags: Carlos Johnson/Grand Canyon/Jake Toolson/Michael Finke/Orleans Arena/Richard Harward/UVU Men’s Basketball/WAC Tournament Written by The Wolverines still remain one of the best shooting teams in the country, as they are 16th nationally in field goal percentage (48.5 percent) and 12th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.1 percent).
Collaborate with staff by completing and submitting reports anddocumentation in a timely manner. Support students and other college units and comply withrelevant state and federal laws (nominate tutors, write letters ofrecommendation, refer students to counseling, assist students withspecial needs, suggest library purchases, help resolve registrationissues, maintain student privacy). CCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. 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Provide effective and appropriate assessment with promptqualitative and quantitative feedback. Class DescriptionCCBC is currently seeking an individual prepared to teachEnvironmental Science and Earth Science lecture and lab courses.Fifteen credit hours of instruction per semester, office hours,college and community service, and ongoing professional developmentare required. The position is located on one of our main campusesbut may require teaching classes at other locations scheduledduring days, evenings or weekends.Preferred candidates are enthusiastic about content and pedagogy,use best teaching practices, and are committed to student learning.Preference will be given to applicants who present evidence ofexcellence in teaching, experience at the Community College level,and those who through education and experience demonstrate abilityto teach additional Science courses, such as Astronomy, Geography,Natural Science, and/or Oceanography. 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Geoffrey Haines takes over as the Ocean City School District’s new athletic director. (Photos courtesy Ocean City School District) In two major personnel moves, the Ocean City Board of Education has approved Geoffrey Haines as the school district’s new athletic director, while Michael Mattina has been named as the new principal of the Intermediate School for the 2019-2020 school year.Haines served as Intermediate School principal before taking over as athletic director. Most recently, Mattina served as Ocean City High School’s assistant principal.“Both administrators bring a new perspective and a fresh outlook, rooted in a solid understanding of our school district and the community we serve,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Taylor said in a press release Wednesday night announcing the appointments.“Mr. Haines and Mr. Mattina are accomplished educators ready to guide our students and student athletes to become the leaders of tomorrow, build upon student, staff and family relationships and capitalize on the strengths of our ever-improving district,” Dr. Taylor added.Haines earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Hiram College, teaching certification from Stockton College (now Stockton University) and a master’s degree in school administration from Rowan University.He started his education career as a social studies teacher in Egg Harbor Township, then served as vice principal of Galloway Township Middle School before joining the Ocean City School District in 2011 as the Intermediate School principal. In addition to his years in the classroom and in school administration, Haines brings extensive coaching and officiating experience, ranging from Little League to collegiate level and five years as a professional umpire in the minor leagues, to the OCSD athletic director position.“I want to see as many students, from kindergarten to senior year, engaged in our athletic programs,” Haines said in the press release. “We have such as storied history in the Ocean City Athletic Department and I will look to continue the successes of the past, while building each and every program, at every level and further developing skills and the love of sports in the young athlete as they become a part of the Red Raider team.”Haines added, “I always say it is more about the name on the front of your jersey rather than the name on the back, meaning our athletes will play for the pride of Ocean City, both school and community. Off the field, I firmly believe scholar-athletes need to achieve and grow in the classroom and find success in their futures, whether in the college classroom or the career path that they choose. As athletic director, I will look for ways to keep our scholar-athletes healthy, both mind and body.”Haines currently resides in Northfield with his wife of 18 years, Krista, and their three children.Michael Mattina replaces Geoffrey Haines as the principal at the Ocean City Intermediate School.Mattina received his bachelor’s from Thomas Edison State College, master’s of education in school counseling and master’s of education in school leadership from Wilmington University.Upon graduation, Mattina began his education career as a counselor at Pinelands Regional Junior High School. He then moved on to become a guidance counselor at Hammonton High School, and then vice principal at Buena Regional High School.In 2016, he joined Ocean City School District as an Ocean City High School assistant principal. “I am excited to begin the school year at OCIS and to work together with the staff to expand upon the many accomplishments and achievements of an already outstanding school,” Mattina said in the press release. “It is of the greatest importance to me to build strong and lasting relationships with the students, staff, parents and surrounding community throughout the coming year. I believe in open communication to ensure that all stakeholders are heard and represented. My decision-making process has always been, and will continue to be, centered around student needs.”Mattina continued, “In keeping with our district’s belief in supporting the whole child, we will be opening a new Wellness Center in the intermediate school, and I am thoroughly looking forward to being a part of that process. My ultimate goal is for students to look back on their time at OCIS and remember a school that supported them in healthy and academic endeavors, while encouraging them to be the best version of themselves.”Mattina currently resides in Little Egg Harbor with his wife of 13 years and two children.
Marco Gonzales, SP, Mariners. Gonzales did not shut down the Athletics offense in the opener, but he did pick up a quality start and a win by holding Oakland to three runs over six innings pitched. He only needed 69 pitches to get through the six innings and pick up four strikeouts. He is a solid pitcher, and this felt like the type of game we can expect more of from him, so his stock shouldn’t change much.Hunter Strickland, RP, Mariners. Strickland shut down the A’s offense in order in both games, picking up three Ks and two saves in the process. Strickland isn’t going to be a top closer this year by any means, but after these two outings I would be shocked if he continues to go at the 279 ADP mark that he had over the last week. Fantasy owners will always chase saves, and Strickland’s stock is going to rise with this strong showing.*ADPs are based on NFBC drafts. The MLB regular season is here! Well, sort of. However, fantasy baseball drafts are still taking place and perceived values will continue to change right up until opening day in the State. It’s important to pay attention to ADP trends and why rankings are fluctuating, be it because of injuries (Luis Severino) or particularly good/bad play.If your league already drafted, this piece can be used for trading and/or waiver wire purposes. Keeping up with the trends is crucial to fantasy success. So, whose values are changing and why? GET IT NOW: Fantasy Alarm Draft GuideFantasy Baseball Stock Watch: ADP risersMichael Conforto, OF, Mets. Conforto bashed his fourth spring training home run on Monday and the fantasy world is taking notice. Over the past week his ADP is inside the top 100 at 98, which is up five spots from his 103 mark in the previous week. To go along with the four home runs, Conforto has 10 RBIs, a stolen base, and is hitting at a .265 clip across 49 spring at-bats. He is coming off career-high totals in home runs (28), RBIs (82), runs scored (78), and stolen bases (3). All of which came despite a very sluggish April in which he hit .222 with just one home run as he was working his way back from his shoulder injury. If we just look at his post-break numbers, his stat line becomes very impressive, as he was able to hit .273 with 17 home runs and 52 RBIs across 256 at-bats. Conforto was my choice for “must-own” player in the Fantasy Alarm Bold Predictions, and even at his current increased price he is someone you will want to draft.Jack Flaherty, SP, Cardinals. Flaherty’s ADP has been on a pretty steady rise throughout the draft season, and it continued this week as it moved up another six spots to 53. Flaherty had a stellar rookie season last year, finishing with a 3.34 ERA and 182 strikeouts across 151 innings pitched. He was only 22 last year, but he already had the look of an ace in the making. His strong spring – 2.77 ERA and 19 strikeouts across 13 innings pitched – has done nothing but vault him further up draft boards as the season draws near. The Cardinals recently announced that he will pitch the second game of the season, and that also means that he will likely take the ball for their home opener on April 4. The Cardinals made improvements to their offense and to their bullpen this offseason, which should help the starters win more games and Flaherty could cross the 200-K mark, all of which make him a high upside grab in fantasy.Jorge Soler, OF, Royals. Soler had a massive jump in ADP this week up to 312, 47 spots higher that his 359 mark in the week prior. When looking at players this late in the draft it doesn’t take much for big ADP swings and Soler’s torrid spring – .310 batting average, four home runs, 14 RBIs, 10 runs – has seemingly done just that. Soler has long been thought of as a guy with big-time power potential, but he has never been able to put it together. Through five big league seasons his career-high home run total is only 12, but he has also failed to ever surpass 366 at-bats. The potential is still there, though, and if he can stay healthy he could finally be in for a bit of a breakout campaign. He is going to hit fourth or fifth in the Royals lineup and a 20-plus HR season is a possibility.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300Fantasy Baseball Stock Watch: ADP fallersWilmer Flores, 1B/2B/3B, Diamondbacks. Flores (potential) owners are not fans of the Diamondbacks recent signing of Adam Jones, and it shows in his ADP dropping to 443, down 57 picks from his 386 mark in the week prior. Flores was a popular late-round pick, as he was slated to be the D-backs everyday second baseman and flashed some pop with the Mets in a limited role, but the recent addition of Jones puts a big damper on those aspirations. With Jones coming in, Ketel Marte will be spending less time in CF and more time at second base. Flores should still see a healthy amount of at-bats, but he is no longer a trendy fantasy pick.Luis Severino, SP, Yankees. Recent news came out that Sevy is out until at least May, and it has sent his draft stock into an even further downward spiral. This week he was being draft on average at pick 91, down 25 spots from his 66 mark in the week prior. Shoulder issues can be tricky, and there is good reason to worry about his injury in regards to your fantasy roster. Of course, leagues with DL spots make it a lot easier to sit on him and get strong production once he comes back, but in leagues without DL slots he is a tough sell right now. He is electric and the Yankees will win a lot of games, but that doesn’t do you a whole lot of good if he isn’t taking the mound. His ADP will likely continue to slide as the season approaches.Sean Newcomb, SP, Braves. Newcomb was a popular late-round pick in last year’s drafts after he posted a solid 9.7 K/9 across 100 innings as a rookie in 2017. He made good on that pick in the first half of last season as he was 8-5 with a 3.51 ERA and 97 strikeouts at the break. However, a weak second half in which he posted a 4.58 ERA and 1.42 WHIP had his stock a bit lower heading into this year. Fast forward to spring training and Newcomb has been absolutely horrendous, sinking his ADP. This week his ADP was down to 264, a 32-pick drop from his 232 mark in the week prior. Newcomb has a history of control issues, so his 10 walks across 12 innings pitched in spring training are very uninspiring. He also only has seven strikeouts and has given up seven earned runs. Newcomb still has upside, but his stock is fairly taking a big hit.GET IT NOW: Fantasy Alarm Draft GuideFantasy Baseball Stock Watch: Players to watchWith our first two regular season games in the books, we have some action to discuss! No, two gamse should not change anyone’s stock/value, but if you have played fantasy long enough, you know it is going to anyways!Ramón Laureano, OF, A’s. Laureano had an abysmal first game of the season, finishing 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. Strikeouts are a problem here, as he struck out 50 times across 156 at-bats as a rookie last season and already had 11 across 33 spring training at-bats before the opener. He was dropped to eighth in the order in Game 2, but he went 2-for-5 despite two more Ks.Tim Beckham, SS/3B, Mariners. Beckham had a really nice 2017, but he was a complete disappointment lastl year. However, it’s 2019 and Beckham is arguably the best player on the planet (kidding, of course). He had a monster first game as he finished 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs, two RBIs, and a walk. He turned in another two hits and a run in the second. I can bet you that you start seeing people pick this guy at the end of their drafts.Domingo Santana, OF, Mariners. Santana had a spot in this piece last week as a stock riser and went out and hit an opposite-field grand slam in his first game of the season. He then went 1-for-5 with an RBI and stolen base in the second game. You can expect his stock to continue to rise and it may get out of hand. I would not be surprised to see him start getting picked around 150 in drafts this week — and that might just be what it takes to get him if you want him.
The bill, which would take effect in 2023, passed the state senate last month and is set for a hearing and vote in a state assembly committee Tuesday. Related News “We recognize all of the efforts that have been undertaken to develop this bill in the context of complex issues related to the current collegiate model that have been the subject of litigation and much national debate,” Emmert said in the letter. “Nonetheless, when contrasted with current NCAA rules, as drafted the bill threatens to alter materially the principles of intercollegiate athletics and create local differences that would make it impossible to host fair national championships. As a result, it likely would have a negative impact on the exact student-athletes it intends to assist.” NCAA 3-point line moving back to international distance LSU football program faces ‘ongoing inquiry’ by NCAA Idaho’s men’s basketball coach Don Verlin fired for possible NCAA violations NCAA president Mark Emmert has warned California lawmakers that a proposed bill allowing athletes to be paid for use of their name and likeness “would have a negative impact on the exact student-athletes it intends to assist.”USA Today obtained a copy of a letter Emmert sent to two state assembly leaders last week, which said it “implied” that if the bill becomes law as it is currently written, the NCAA could ban California schools from participating in NCAA championship events. Emmert wants the assembly to delay passage of the bill while the NCAA reviews its own rules on compensating athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses. The NCAA created a group in mid-May to consider that issue. It’s findings are due in October.USA Today reports that Emmert’s letter prompted California lawmakers to amend the proposed legislation to possibly incorporate the NCAA’s group’s findings.
With no preseason games and only walkthroughs for a while, the on-field action isn’t as dramatic. But there’s plenty of scenes off the field to make both the Rams and the Chargers more intriguing. In case you missed an episode or you are interested in going back in watching, we break down what we saw in each episode:Hard Knocks Episode 1(original air date: Tuesday Aug. 11, 10 p.m. ET on HBO)The show introduces us to as many 2020 Rams and Chargers as it can in one hour. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn opens with the first of several Zoom meetings featured in the episode, delivering an impassioned speech about how his team will handle the challenges of the coronavirus and win big this season. At his home, Lynn shares the story of how he met his wife, Stacy, while showing off his grilling skills. Rams coach Sean McVay then gets his turn in his own mansion, where he quarantined comfortably with his fiancee Veronika and his dog Callie. McVay shares how he coached Callie to do ball tricks around the pool a la Air Bud.McVay’s new star wideout, Cooper Pupp 🐶#HardKnocks pic.twitter.com/Ls7EzkAjG6— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) August 12, 2020Cut to the team facilities for player COVID-19 testing, where Chargers cornerback Casey Heyward Jr. has a more difficult time than his teammates and Rams tackle Aaron Donald isn’t a huge fan of blood draws. McVay is introduced to a plastic face shield and is amused by using it and mocking himself for it. He makes sure his team is aware of the Marlins’ mistakes and calls on the Rams to stay within their “ecosystem.”Narrator Liev Schreiber says this “training camp is unrecognizable” as we see Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen fully black masked. Lynn talks about game-planning for COVID being more difficult than game-planning for the schedule.Rams cornerback Donte Deayon explains how he’s trying to get to the “suburbs,” making the team with his own fancy locker, a status enjoyed by Pro Bowl position mate Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey then gets his ‘Hard Knocks’ version of a hype video as a “money player” before he gets annoyed by local media asking him about his contract negotiations on Zoom.Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is seen signing his lucrative new deal. In a emotional moment, Bosa sheds a few tears when opening up about what it was like to share the news with his father John, a retired NFL player.Cut to the establishment of the Chargers’ quarterback “battle”, where Tyrod Taylor is the presumed starter over rookie first-rounder Justin Herbert. Herbert comes in fresh faced with a lot to learn. He is then seen acing some “target practice” with his throwing arm.Lynn tells Chargers team clinician Dr. Herb Martin how he tested positive for the coronavirus in the offseason. Lynn experienced soreness and body aches, but didn’t think he might have the virus until he saw a golfer pull out of a tournament with the same symptoms. Lynn admits it made him “feel like an outcast.”After Lynn gives his players the freedom to react to the national anthem however they want this season, some join a Zoom call with assistant coaches and an outside consultant to better learn about social justice initiatives.Discussions like these happening all across the league. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/TsFJtselAp— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) August 12, 2020The first player from either team to test positive for COVID-19 is Rams rookie linebacker Terrell Lewis. He is forced to quarantine away from the team facility for 10 days.As the Rams and Chargers start making cuts to get down to 80 players, Lynn and Chargers general manager Tom Telesco are surprised by tight end Andrew Vollert’s profanity-laced reaction to his release, despite the fact he was a clear odd man out on the depth chart. Lynn jokes with Telesco that the thought of “you ain’t Antonio Gates” crossed his mind.After a few more relatable Zoom shenanigans from both teams, the episode ends with McVay’s unwavering policy on proper port-a-potty etiquette.Episode 2(original air date: Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10 p.m. ET on HBO)Episode 3(original air date: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 10 p.m. ET on HBO)Episode 4 (original air date: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 10 p.m. ET on HBO)Episode 5(original air date: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10 p.m. ET on HBO)Hard Knocks schedule 2020EpisodeAir dateChannel/StreamEpisode 1Aug. 11, 10 p.m. ETHBO, HBO MAXEpisode 2Aug. 18, 10 p.m. ETHBO, HBO MAXEpisode 3Aug. 25, 10 p.m. ETHBO, HBO MAXEpisode 4Sept. 1, 10 p.m. ETHBO, HBO MAXEpisode 5Sep. 8, 10 p.m. ETHBO, HBO MAX The 15th season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” is like none that came before it. For the first time, in 2020, the NFL Films documentary series is focusing on two teams at once in training camp — the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. Never in the previous seasons has the show also needed to deal with filming around a pandemic. Although the coaches and players remain the stars, the all-access crews are playing close attention to the teams’ safety protocols and adjustments around COVID-19.