first_imgBy NICOLE McALEE News Writer Students can join the women’s rowing team in the fight against pancreatic cancer at the team’s third annual Erg-a-Thon fundraiser today.  The Erg-a-Thon takes place between the Fieldhouse Mall and the LaFortune Student Center from noon to 8 p.m. “An erg [short for ergometer] is a rowing machine that the rowers use to train,” senior Kelsey Sekanick, co-chair of the Erg-a-Thon, said. “We will have several of them at the event and participants will be able to race both rowers and friends.” The team will sell T-shirts and bracelets at the event and will host a raffle, Sekanick said.  According to the event’s Facebook page, raffle prizes include pre-game field passes for Saturday’s football game against Oklahoma, men’s and women’s basketball tickets, basketballs signed by coaches Mike Brey and Muffet McGraw, football tickets, a football signed by Irish coach Brian Kelly and the right to name one of the rowing team’s racing boats.  Sekanick said the Erg-a-Thon was born three years ago when tragedy struck the Notre Dame rowing community.  “This event began three years ago after two women close to the heart of the rowing team were directly affected by pancreatic cancer,” Sekanick said. “The mothers of Sarah McShane, who is a former rower, and Kassen Delano, who was our academic advisor, both passed away of pancreatic cancer. In 2011, coach Marnie Stahl, hoping to encourage increased participation in service work, proposed the idea of an Erg-a-Thon for pancreatic cancer.” Senior Anna VanEgmond, co-chair for the event with Sekanick, said proceeds from the Erg-a-Thon will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) and the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), a Notre Dame entity that supports undergraduate research on campus.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to impact the work being done by our peers in the Notre Dame College of Science this year, [and] we hope that this relationship with Harper Cancer Institute will continue to grow as the event continues in the following years,” VanEgmond said. Junior team member Victoria Ryan said 80 percent of funds raised will go to the PCAN and 20 percent will support undergraduate research at the HCRI.  The College of Science and HCRI both will match the donation the rowing team makes to HCRI.  In its first year in 2011, the Erg-a-Thon raised almost $3,00s, and last year, it raised more than $6,00s, according to Ryad.  VanEgmond said the women’s rowing teamebelievesyit can raise even more money this year for pancreatic cancer research.  “This year we started an o-line giving site through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and due to the generosity of our Notre Dame family, we have already raised over $3,000 before the event has even begun,” VanEgmond said. “This is really a true testament to the spirit of Notre Dame.” Contact Nicole McAlee at nmcalee@nd.edu,Students can join the women’s rowing team in the fight against pancreatic cancer at the team’s third annual Erg-a-Thon fundraiser today.  The Erg-a-Thon takes place between the Fieldhouse Mall and the LaFortune Student Center from noon to 8 p.m. “An erg [short for ergometer] is a rowing machine that the rowers use to train,” senior Kelsey Sekanick, co-chair of the Erg-a-Thon, said. “We will have several of them at the event and participants will be able to race both rowers and friends.” The team will sell T-shirts and bracelets at the event and will host a raffle, Sekanick said.  According to the event’s Facebook page, raffle prizes include pre-game field passes for Saturday’s football game against Oklahoma, men’s and women’s basketball tickets, basketballs signed by coaches Mike Brey and Muffet McGraw, football tickets, a football signed by Irish coach Brian Kelly and the right to name one of the rowing team’s racing boats.  Sekanick said the Erg-a-Thon was born three years ago when tragedy struck the Notre Dame rowing community.  “This event began three years ago after two women close to the heart of the rowing team were directly affected by pancreatic cancer,” Sekanick said. “The mothers of Sarah McShane, who is a former rower, and Kassen Delano, who was our academic advisor, both passed away of pancreatic cancer. In 2011, coach Marnie Stahl, hoping to encourage increased participation in service work, proposed the idea of an Erg-a-Thon for pancreatic cancer.” Senior Anna VanEgmond, co-chair for the event with Sekanick, said proceeds from the Erg-a-Thon will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) and the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), a Notre Dame entity that supports undergraduate research on campus.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to impact the work being done by our peers in the Notre Dame College of Science this year, [and] we hope that this relationship with Harper Cancer Institute will continue to grow as the event continues in the following years,” VanEgmond said.  Junior team member Victoria Ryan said 80 percent of funds raised will go to the PCAN and 20 percent will support undergraduate research at the HCRI. The College of Science and HCRI both will match the donation the rowing team makes to HCRI.  In its first year in 2011, the Erg-a-Thon raised almost $3,000, and last year, it raised more than $6,000, according to Ryan.  VanEgmond said the women’s rowing team believes it can raise even more money this year for pancreatic cancer research.  “This year we started an online giving site through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and due to the generosity of our Notre Dame family, we have already raised over $3,000 before the event has even begun,” VanEgmond said. “This is really a true testament to the spirit of Notre Dame.” Contact Nicole McAlee at nmcalee@nd.edulast_img read more

first_imgShare Highlight Games goes live with MaxBet June 26, 2020 London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games Limited has strengthened its portfolio of partnerships after securing a new partnership with Jennings Bet.Under the terms of the partnership, Highlight Games has agreed to roll out its flagship SOCCERBET product across the independent bookmaker’s UK retail estate.“I’m delighted to announce that this exclusive product will be available to UK players in Jennings bet LBOs soon,” stated Nick Gardiner, Co-CEO, Highlight Games.“SOCCERBET has revolutionised the world’s most competitive virtual sports market in Italy, and in the past year we have created double digit growth for Italian Concessionaires while displacing traditional graphical-based games.“We anticipate a similar story in the UK as we launch our next generation video-based games. SOCCERBET is an engaging and immersive offering that attracts both traditional bettors and true football fans alike.”The agreement, which marks the first time that the product will be launched in UK retail venues, will feature ‘exclusive real archive footage’. SOCCERBET will also be made available in both league and single match formats, allowing players to bet on the outcome of games featuring their favourite football teams and players.Julian Knight, Managing Director, Jennings bet concluded: “Jennings bet is proud to be the first UK operator to be launching SOCCERBET into UK LBOs. We are confident that our customers will enjoy the nostalgia of watching and betting on real video highlights of their favourite teams as they play out before them. This is an exceptional product and we can’t wait to launch it in retail venues soon.” Highlight Games goes global with ComeOn deal June 19, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Highlight Games’ SOCCERBET goes live with Iforium July 29, 2020last_img read more

first_imgOklahoma got its first turnover in more than a month to start the third quarter, but then Baylor’s James Lynch stripped Hurts as he crossed the goal line. After that, the Bears had the football for fewer than six minutes in the second half as the Sooners rallied.Both teams talked this week about not drawing too much from the earlier matchup. It was like two different games, after all. Instead, they’re taking a fresh approach — essentially “this week’s opponent” — so here’s everything you need for the 2019 Big 12 championship game:MORE: Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderBaylor vs. Oklahoma oddsSpread: Oklahoma -8.5Point total: 64.5Moneyline: Oklahoma -300, Baylor +250Oklahoma is an 8.5-point favorite, according to Sports Insider.Baylor vs. Oklahoma all-time seriesOklahoma leads the all-time series 25-3. The Sooners won the first 20 games before Baylor won three out of four matchups from 2011-14. Oklahoma has won the last five meetings, and Lincoln Riley is 3-0 against Matt Rhule.Three trends to know— Oklahoma has won 12 of the league’s 24 conference championships (sharing a title with Kansas State in 2012). Texas owns the second-most conference crowns with three. OU’s mark includes a 9-1 record in title games, including four straight appearances dating back to 2010 (the championship game took a hiatus from 2011-16). The Sooners are going for their fifth consecutive Big 12 championship.— Oklahoma in 2017 had a Heisman Trophy winner and a Big 12 championship in tow, and probably should have had a Playoff victory over Georgia. That same season, Baylor was 1-11. Now, both teams are 11-1, making Baylor the first Power 5 team to go from 11 losses to 11 wins in just two years. One more win and Baylor sets the school record.— For the third year in a row, and with his third different quarterback, Riley’s offense leads the nation in yards per game (564.3) and yards per play (8.4). Jalen Hurts has a higher completion percentage, more total yards and more total touchdowns than any of OU’s four Heisman-winning quarterbacks did through 12 games.MORE: A complete guide to conference championship weekendThree things to watchHurts so goodReplacing the legacy of Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield had to be daunting. But if anybody was ready for such a task, it was Hurts. In fewer than 11 months learning Lincoln Riley’s system, Hurts leads the nation in yards per attempt (11.7), yards per completion (16.3) and points responsible for (25.2 per game); ranks third nationally in total offense (380.3 yards per game) and passer efficiency rating (202.3); and is fourth in completion percentage (.719). He’s also 73 yards from breaking the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback (1,289) and is five total touchdowns away from breaking Sam Bradford’s single-season record of 55.Bears’ denLed by defensive end James Lynch, linebacker Terrel Bernard, nose tackle Bravvion Roy, linebacker Blake Lynch and cornerback Grayland Arnold, the Baylor defense is one of the best in college football. The Bears rank ninth in the country with 40 quarterback sacks and third nationally with 28 takeaways. Anyone who thinks Baylor doesn’t play defense hasn’t watched the Bears deliver one bone-jarring hit after another. Lynch is an All-American candidate, and since Big 12 tackles leader Clay Johnston went down with an ACL, Bernard has been even more productive at middle linebacker.CeeDee Lamb vs. Grayland ArnoldLamb, a Biletnikoff Award finalist and All-American candidate with 1,045 yards and 14 touchdowns ib 50 catches, missed the matchup in Waco after taking a hard hit to the head in the Iowa State game. Over the Sooners’ next two games, he caught just six passes for 52 yards. Arnold is one of the Big 12’s best and most experienced cover corners, and picked off Hurts in the first meeting to return it 71 yards. With Lamb back and healthy, Arnold faces his greatest challenge of the season.MORE: Picks against the spread for every conference championship game No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 8 Baylor meet up in the Big 12 championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with a possible College Football Playoff berth on the line.It’s a rematch of an epic game in Waco just three weeks ago, one in which the Sooners fell behind 28-3 before pulling off the biggest comeback in program history to beat the Bears 34-31. The Bears’ fearsome defense suddenly had no answer for quarterback Jalen Hurts, who turned the ball over three times before catching fire and outdueling Charlie Brewer for the win. Stat that mattersOklahoma is the first Big 12 team since Nebraska in 1997 to lead the conference in both total offense (564.3 yards per game) and total defense (336.1 yards per game). The offense part is certainly no surprise, as the Sooners have led the nation in total offense each of Riley’s three seasons. But last year the Sooners defense ranked 114th in the nation in total defense and 129th (last in all of FBS) in pass defense. This season? The Sooners, in their first season under Alex Grinch, lead the Big 12 in both categories.Baylor vs. Oklahoma predictionHurts has been remarkably good this season, but he’s also been unforgivably bad at times, too. In the last meeting with Baylor, Hurts gave away three turnovers, including a fumble at the goal line and an interception into coverage. In all, he has lost the ball 11 times. If Hurts plays clean football, Oklahoma wins its fifth straight Big 12 title, and maybe more. But if the Sooners (minus-5 in turnover ratio in 2019) can’t take care of the football, Baylor has a shot at the Playoff. That said, we’ll go with Oklahoma winning — and a familiar score.Final score: Oklahoma 34, Baylor 31last_img read more