first_img Share Volleyball’s Fantastic Season Comes to an End in the NCAA Tournament Nov. 15, 2007Kirksville, Mo. – For the second year in a row, the Jennies from Central Missouri State ended the Argonauts season. Interestingly, West Florida was the higher seed (3rd) than Central Missouri (6th), despite the fact that the Jennies were ranked higher nationally. The Argos received outstanding performances from Seniors Danielle Spitzer and Isabela Gualberto, as the two played their final match in an Argonaut uniform.Gualberto led the team with 20 kills, while Spitzer was extremely productive with 17 kills in her 32 attack attempts for a .439 hitting percentage. The Gulf South Conference East Division Player of the Year, Luciana Rapach, also turned in a nice performance with 19 kills and 25 digs. Meanwhile, the Jennies’ Amber Yoder led all players with 21 kills.The Argonauts battled with the Jennies all match long. In the first game, the Argonauts kept the game close; however, with it tied 8-8, the Jennies began to gain momentum from that point on, and never lost control. Central Missouri would take a five point lead twice in the opening game before putting away West Florida 30-27.The Argonauts turned the tables and won game two by the same 30-27 score, with Spitzer and Gualberto scoring repeatedly with kills. The third and pivotal game, could have gone either way, as the game was close throughout, but the Jennies scored the key points down the stretch to win 30-25. Kimberly Clark had a couple strong kills to pull the Argos close, but each time, Yoder and Brooke Butler (16 kills), had an answer for Central Missouri.The Jennies led almost entirely in game four, starting with an 11-4 lead. West Florida would battle back and eventually tied the game at 15. The Jennies would attempt to break away again, by scoring four consecutive points. Once again West Florida continued to battle back, tying the game at 23, as Louann Rusch had two kills in the run. However, Central Missouri countered with four consecutive points, and the Argos trailed 28-24. One last gasp by the Argos closed it to 28-27, but the Jennies scored the final two points to win the match and move on. Central Missouri controlled the entire pace of the match, leaving West Florida confused and frustrated. The Argonauts opened only one game by getting the first point and several times found themselves down by five or more.Junior Libero Jerica Carter, the Argonauts career dig leader tied for a game high 25 digs in the match, while setter Madeline Gonzalez had 65 assists, which increased her Argonaut single season record to 1,627. Freshmen Robin Law added four kills and four digs, while Freshman Chelsea Wilhoite helped with four kills and three digs.West Florida drops to 32-7 on the season, while Central Missouri improved to 31-6, and awaits the winner of the West Georgia vs. Washburn match today, and they will play the round two match tomorrow. The season ends for West Florida, despite a tremendous year, as the team won over 30 matches for the first time in UWF history, and completed the regular season conference schedule at an unblemished 12-0. The team set records for number of games played, total kills, total attacks, total assists, and total blocks.”I think it was a fantastic season for us,” said Head Coach Melissa Wolter. “We had a lot of firsts, and for having nine new players we did a lot of amazing things. In the grand scheme of things, the field of teams that are here this weekend, are much deeper then last year’s teams,” said Wolter. “Any of the top seven could have won it, and any still can, so I am anxious to see how the rest of the matches play out.””We still lack confidence in the post season,” said Wolter. “This is our first year that we expected to be here, and success will come, it will just take time. Today, Central Missouri did the right things. They just didn’t let us score. They allowed us to side out, but we never put any runs together. They knew what we were going to do, before we did it. They got us scrambling and playing a tempo we are not used to.”We tried everything we could. We ran our entire bench out, tried all types of different combinations, there was really nothing else we could have done, we just needed to play our `A’ game today, and we didn’t.”For Seniors Sarah Harrison, Gualberto, and Spitzer, it marked the end of their fabulous West Florida careers, and they will forever be a part of many firsts’ in Argonaut history. Harrison and Spitzer both averaged more than one block per game this season, and Spitzer is third all-time with 249 career blocks. Gualberto will play only this one season, but will be in the record books with the second best season ever by an Argonaut with a .322 Attack Percentage. Happy trails to the seniors, while the underclassmen will set even greater goals for next year. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.And now for something completely different — a high-profile, decorated basketball star who is not demanding a trade, tampering with another team’s alpha baller, hissy-fitting over his playing time or airing grievances on social media.Welcome back, Andrew Bogut.Surely you’ve heard the news. Bogut is rejoining the Warriors for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs. It’s an unexpected reunion for the agreeable …last_img read more

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Real World#web curt hopkinscenter_img Here at ReadWriteWeb we are, I think you can safely say, obsessed with the upcoming robot-man slugfest on Jeopardy. We’ve covered it three separate times already. Tonight is the first of three nights where the IBM supercomputer Watson fights it out against Jeopardy‘s two biggest champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. So why are we so into it? Robots will kill you with their pincers, and humans are made of soft, squishy meat. Technically, I suppose, Watson is not a robot (nor Jennings a human). But it’s close enough for government work. I really do not want SkyNet to kill us off once it proves it can best our best and brightest. In essence, I think it may get ideas in its head. Oh, how I kid. I don’t really think Watson will start purging the universe of the human virus. Not soon. But there is a path to that paranoid possibility and I seem to have seized on the notion that a machine beating Ken Jennings like a rug is definitely one of the steps between the bombe and the Apocalypse. One of our writers, Mike Melanson, contrasted this contest with Gasparov vs. Deep Blue:“It’s almost like a computer winning at those is less offensive than a computer being able to process language and beat us at trivia.”Audrey Watters, on the other hand, is clearly in the pay of the machines. “I remember watching Ken Jennings wipe the floor with other competitors during his stint on the show. I found his knowledge of trivia both encyclopedic and machine-like. And I must confess, I’m eager to watch a computer kick his butt. Probably because I found him to be smart and smug and when I played along at home, he always beat me to the buzzer. I think that Watson marks an interesting achievement in AI. What I really look forward to, however, is the day when we can program computers to replace boring TV game show hosts.”Jennings and Rutter! Do not be the men who lost the human race to this Digital Khan. Who are you supporting? Man or machine? Let us know in the comments. Here. Here’s Watson’s anti-human propaganda. Watch it. And be terrified. See you in the underground. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgMumbai, May 10 (PTI) International pop sensation Justin Bieber arrived here today for his maiden concert in India.The 23-year-old arrived at the Kalina airport at around 1:30 AM in a chartered flight along with his crew.The singer, who was sporting a pink hoodie, rushed out of the airport, where a group of fans had gathered to welcome him, to a waiting car which took him to his hotel in Lower Parel. He was accompanied by Bollywood star Salman Khans personal bodyguard Shera.His backstage crew, along with his security team, is already stationed in the hotel.After rocking the stage in Dubai on May 6, the “Love Yourself” singer is set to perform in Mumbai today.A rage among the youth, especially teenagers, Bieber is touring to promote his critically-acclaimed album “Purpose”.Titled the “Purpose World Tour”, around 45,000 Beliebers are expected to be in attendance for the Grammy- winning singers first-ever show in India at Navi Mumbais D Y Patil Stadium.Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said 500 security personnel along with 25 officers have been deployed to ensure proper security at the stadium, with drone cameras keeping a constant watch.Apart from local police and the singers own security detail, Salman Khans bodyguard Shera has also been roped in to ensure Biebers safety.”Harry Potter” actress Elarica Johnson will host the highly-anticipated event.The opening acts for Biebers gig include artistes such as DJ Sartek, DJ Zaeden and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker.The performances will begin at 4 PM with DJ Sartek opening the concert.advertisementBieber is getting a royal treatment during his India stay. He will be treated to cuisines representing 29 states, people close to the organisers of the tour said.After the show, Bieber is expected to attend a private yacht party with live karaoke singing.The “Cold Water” singer is expected to spend the next two days visiting New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.Bieber will be showered with custom-made presents which include an exclusive autographed sarod from Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a Swarovski crystal-studded jacket by Rohit Bal and an Anamika Khanna-designed floor length chanderi silk jacket for his mother Pattie Mallett.Bieber embarked on the tour on March 9 last year in Seattle and will close it on September 24 this year in Tokyo. PTI JUR TIR BSA TIRlast_img read more

first_imgAshley Judd cheering on the Kentucky basketball team.LEXINGTON, KY – MARCH 07: Ashley Judd watches the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 67-50 to finish the regular 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Tonight, the undefeated top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats take on fifth-seeded West Virginia in the Sweet 16. The winner advances to the Midwest Regional final to play either Notre Dame or Wichita State. Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd is as excited for this game as you would expect she’d be. So excited that she recorded a video dedicated to her favorite team as soon as she woke up. Needless to say, she’s supremely confident in UK’s ability to move to 37-0 tonight. According to Judd’s scouting report, Trey Lyles and Willie Cauley-Stein will be too much for the Mountaineers, and WVU’s pressure defense will be neutralized by the play of ‘Cats point guard Aaron Harrison. //I woke up with this on my mind: Sweet 16! Here are my eyes just opened I am supposed to be trading spiritual texts and…Posted by Ashley Judd on Thursday, March 26, 2015Her acting career has been her calling card but Judd might have a future as a basketball analyst.last_img read more

first_imgA graphic announcing Tyjon Lindsey's commitment date.Twitter/LindseyFour-star wide receiver recruit Tyjon Lindsey, one of the top prizes for the 2017 class, announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that he’s narrowed his decision down to 10 schools. He’s also informed fans of when he’ll be making his final decision.Lindsey, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound player from Corona, California, says he’ll make his decision on August 22nd. His final 10 schools, in no order, are Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee and USC. His list varies slightly from the one he dropped back in late March – Georgia is in, Texas A&M is out.T H E D A Y . ® Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, & USC.— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) August 1, 2016Lindsey is thought to be an Ohio State lean, given his flirtation with the program on social media the past few months.Lindsey is ranked as the seventh-best player in California, per 247 Sports. He currently has 24 offers outstanding.last_img read more

The Drake University Bulldogs scored in overtime to get the upset bid over the Ohio State men’s soccer team Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The second round tournament game saw the Bulldogs score a goal in the seventh minute of overtime to defeat the Buckeyes 1-0 and move to the third round.The winning goal was scored by midfielder Luke Gorczyca. The ball was kicked into the box and bounced off several players before Gorczyca poked it over OSU goalie Matt Lampson. “It was a scramble,” coach John Bluem said. “We failed to clear the ball, and the ball was bouncing awkwardly. They’re a team who was attacking, and when the ball is in the air, it’s easier to get in [the goal] than out.”  There were several OSU defenders who had a chance to clear the ball. Somehow the ball snuck into the net and set off a celebration among Drake players.The first half saw few scoring chances for both teams. Drake held the ball several times inside the box, but the OSU defense kept the ball out of the goal. OSU goalie Matt Lampson had a key save that helped keep the score at zero.   The Buckeyes had their first great opportunity to score on a free kick just outside the 18-yard box, but the ball floated just wide of the goal.  OSU turned up the pressure in the second half and dominated the ball, consistently keeping it on the Drake side of the field.OSU had several shots on goal but failed to make anything of the opportunities. “It just wasn’t our day; it wasn’t meant to be,” Bluem said. “I thought we had the majority of play in the second half, and I thought we were going to get one. Our inability to produce a goal eventually bit us, and a team like that hangs in there long enough, they catch a break.”   Drake caught a break on the last play and capitalized on its chance. Drake finished with nine shots, and OSU had 10, but the Bulldogs had the one they needed most. The Buckeyes end their season with a record of 12-5-4, a Big Ten regular season championship and a Big Ten tournament championship. “We had a great season and we accomplished a lot,” Bluem said. “Today we fell short of a dream on a day where things just didn’t go our way.” read more

first_imgFormer Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban believes the Rossoneri are not far from returning to their glorious past.Milan are currently stable on and off the field for the first time in years, and Boban is optimistic that may be the springboard to success for his old club.“I hope they can start a new cycle and that within 3-4 years, we’ll see Milan again in all their greatness, but we need a lot of work. I wish them well,” the midfielder-turned-FIFA secretary told Radio Anch’io Sport.“Leonardo and Maldini have started working very well, they’ve put everything into their roles and they know football. Good results will come, it takes time.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The Croatian, who won four Scudetti and a Champions League with the Diavolo, was then asked about Silvio Berlusconi’s recent purchase of Serie C club Monza.“It was a fun and romantic deal,” he added.“They couldn’t stay away from this sport.”last_img read more