first_imgThe teams from St Eunan’s and Steelstown U14 Girls team who played a friendly over the weekendClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 19.03.14In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentreThe new Club App is available to download from iTunes and the App Store and will be available on Windows in the coming days. It costs just €0.99c and will prove a great way to keep up to date with the latest developments, be sure to accept push notifications. The Seniors and Reserves get their League campaigns underway this Sunday away against St. Michael’s as they seek to defend their league titles. Throw-in times are 1:30pm and 3pm.The Juniors are training in the Park at 5pm this Saturday (22nd) with the league scheduled to get underway on April 19th.The Minor Boys A team have no game this weekend, they will be back in action the following week against St. Mary’s, Convoy. The B team make the short journey to Glenswilly with the game fixed for Monday night (24th).The U14 Boys football A team got their season underway with two good wins against Milford and Downings and they will host St. Michael’s this Sunday. The B team travel to Lifford to face N. Padraig and the C team are away to MacCumhaills B. Games throw-in at 11:30am. Thank-you to the team effort from parents, children, managers, mentors and supporters for the good turnout in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and to all in the club who helped in any way.Girls U16 Football training is on Wednesday’s in Game On between 6:50pm and 8pm. Cost is €3 per week.Girls U14 Football training is on Thursdays at 6:50pm in Game On. Cost is €3 per night. All players must bring gum shields now to training. The side is hoping to play another friendly on Sunday week.The Sunday Morning Football Academy begins on Sunday, April 6th at 11am for 4 to 10 year olds. There may be a short meeting this Saturday at noon in the Clubhouse – keep an eye on Social Media and e-mail for confirmation.We are honoured to be a host club for the 2014 hurling Feile. Contact Fergal Finn if interested on 089-2170933 or [email protected] This week’s lotto numbers are 1-10-18-24. 4 x match 3, each getting €25. Sean Mc Veigh, 55 Windmill View; Gareth Mc Glynn, Rockhill; Benny Doherty, 81 Foxhills; and Derek Kelly, c/o the hurlers (Adrian). Next week’s jackpot is €1200Congratulations to Neil Gordon and his players on their fantastic victory in the MacLarnon Cup Final on St. Patrick’s Day.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LAUNCH CLUB APP was last modified: March 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AppClub App launchedst eunan’s gaa club newslast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Starting fall semester, students at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI) will be able to study a new program focused on two key global issues.The new Associate of Applied Science program in bioenergy and biological waste management will prepare students for high-demand careers such as wastewater and drinking water treatment plant operators.Recently, National Geographic ranked water and wastewater treatment operator as the second fastest growing job among environmental sustainability-related jobs.“Alternative energy and water resource management are two global issues of critical importance,” said Kris Boone, director of Ohio State ATI. “We’re proud to offer this first-of-its-kind program to our students.”Students will also be prepared for careers as operators or laboratory technicians in biogas, bioethanol, and biodiesel production plants, which go hand-in-hand with water quality and waste management; these technologies keep organic wastes out of underground and surface water systems. No other institution in the U.S. offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in bioenergy and biological waste management.The program will be led by Victor Ujor, assistant professor in the ATI Division of Arts and Science & Business. He holds a B.S. degree in applied microbiology and brewing from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in applied microbiology & biotechnology from the University of Westminster, London, England. Ujor’s area of expertise is in waste remediation and bioconversion of waste residues to energy and bio-products.Students in the bioenergy and biological waste management program will complete a paid industry internship with firms like Green Arrow Engineering, an environmental engineering firm, and quasar energy group, a leading biomass-to-energy (biogas production) firm.“To successfully operate anaerobic digesters, trained operators are an integral component. The reliability of continuous operation is requiring not only more operators, but a more educated operator,” said Michael Maringer, manager of municipal development for Quasar.Students can enroll in the bioenergy and biological waste management program beginning in autumn semester, 2017.last_img read more

first_imgWater supply through taps and houses for poor are the main thrust areas of the Gujarat government in its budget presented in the State Assembly on Tuesday. The government has earmarked whopping ₹20,000 crore over next three years to ensure that each household gets tap water.Presenting an over ₹2 lakh crore Budget, the highest in Gujarat’s history, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also handles finance portfolio, on Tuesday allocated a lion’s share of the expenditure towards water management in the wake of the State grappling with an acute water crisis due to deficit monsoon last year. Over a dozen districts in the State have been declared drought hit and water through tankers is being supplied in more than 1000 villages in these districts.“For the first time, the State’s budget has crossed ₹2 lakh crore (₹2,04,815). The government will spend ₹20,000 crore over the next three years to ensure no household in Gujarat is left without tap water. ₹4,500 crore has been allocated this year for this purpose,” Mr. Patel said in his Budget speech in the Assembly.Additionally, ₹7,157 crore has been allocated for Sauni Yojana and other water supply schemes for irrigation and drinking water. The ambitious Sardar Sarovar Narmada Yojana has been allocated ₹6,595 crore in the budget to complete the remaining canal network to bring water from branch canals to the field channels for irrigation.For housing for all, 4.8 lakh housing units have been sanctioned and budgetary provision of ₹1248 crore has been made while total provision for urban development and urban housing departments stand at ₹13,149 crore.For infrastructure in municipal corporation areas and towns with municipalities, 75 flyovers will be built. “Ahmedabad Metro project is under construction and its first phase was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this year, ₹510 crore provisions is made for metro project,” Mr Patel told the assembly during his budget speech.Finance Minister also declared a new scheme — Vhali Dikri Yojana — to improve girl childbirth rate, strengthening socio economic status of girls and arrest their dro-out rate from schools and prevent child marriages. Under the scheme, the first and second girl child will be provided assistance of ₹4,000 at the time of enrolment in the school and ₹6,000 at the ninth standard. Moreover, ₹1 lakh assistance will be given for higher education or marriage when they reach the age of 18.As per the Niti Aayog figures, Gujarat figures among the States with lowest sex ratios in the country. According to data tabled in Lok Sabha recently, Gujarat is among 25 States that have registered an increase in sex ratio at birth. However, the state still lags behind in all-India sex ratio of 929 as per in 2017-16.last_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday took some crucial decisions, including the revision of the Ranji Trophy format, in its working committee meeting wherein resuming cricketing ties with Pakistan hogged the limelight.The working committee ratified the technical committee’s recommendations for overhauling domestic cricket by introducing major changes to the Ranji Trophy championship. The 27 participating teams would now be divided into three groups. The top three teams from Group A and B and the best two teams from Group C would qualify for the knockout stage.Another crucial decision was to change the team composition for Challenger Trophy. Instead of three teams, the national selectors would now pick two teams and the winners of the Vizay Hazare Trophy would be included as the third team.The BCCI also granted amnesty to former Indian wicketkeeper and banned member of erstwhile Indian Cricket League (ICL), Kiran More. A similar decision could be taken for former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, who might also apply for amnesty in days to come.The BCCI also decided that the India ‘A’ team would tour New Zealand in September-October this year.last_img read more

first_imgSouth AustraliaNominations are now open for the 2010 Colley Reserve five-a-side tournament to be played at Colley Reserve, Glenelg on Saturday, 20 February. The event is one of the annual highlights on the local calendar for Touch Football in South Australia. Nominations close on Thursday, 4 February, but be quick – the event is strictly limited to the first 24 teams that nominate.The third TFA-South Australia State Executive Council (SEC) Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, 17 January 2010. Nominations are to be lodged by Wednesday, 13 January 2010. For more information, please visit the Touch Football South Australia website:www.touchsa.com.auVictoriaLocal competitions in Victoria are some of the earliest to commence for 2010 following the Christmas break, with the Elwood competition returning this week, while Albert Park, Fawkner Park and Box Hill recommence next week. Victoria will also conduct a Level One referee course on Saturday, 16 January 2010, as well as a Level Two referee course planned for Saturday, 30 January 2010. For more information, please visit the following website:www.victouch.com.auQueenslandNominations are now open for the 2010 Queensland State Cup, which will be held on Saturday, 1 May and Sunday, 2 May 2010 in Bundaberg. For more information, please visit the Queensland Touch website:www.qldtouch.com.auACTThe ACT Men’s Open squad for the 2010 National Touch League in Caloundra has been announced. The team has been listed on the ACT website. ACT Touch is also looking for representative players to play in their Men’s and Women’s 20’s sides as well as their Senior Mixed team for the NTL. Please visit the ACT Touch website to find out more information:www.acttouch.com.auNew South WalesThe first tournament of the year will be played in Cootamundra this weekend.  The 26th Annual Cootamundra Knockout will be held at Fisher Park on Saturday, 9 January and Sunday, 10 January 2010.Nominations for the Yass Knockout are also being taken. The knockout will be held on Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 January 2010 at Walker Park in Yass. Over $12 000 worth of prize money is being offered, with Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions to be contested. The Sydney Mets region will be hosting a Junior development day on Saturday, 17 January at Blacktown Touch Association. New South Wales and Australian Coaches and Players will be in attendance, while there will also be a barbeque and giveaways throughout the day. For more information, please visit the NSW Touch website:www.nswtouch.com.auNorthern TerritoryIn the Northern Territory, the local Darwin competition is set to commence again on Monday, 1 February 2010. Team nominations close on Friday, 8 January 2010 and are available from the website and the Touch office. The NT Players selected in the National Indigenous team are all training hard in preparation for the World Indigenous Touch Tournament in New Zealand at the end of January.One of the players competing at the tournament, Jaylene Bonson, is the cover girl of the latest edition of the Northern Territory Sports magazine ‘Intensity’. For more information, please visit the NT Touch website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-699-0-0-0Western AustraliaAlbany had a taste of Trans Tasman Touch Football recently, when the Australians took on their New Zealand counterparts from the local community.Touchwest will also be holding a High Performance weekend later in the month. For more information, please visit the Touchwest website:www.touchwest.comTasmaniaRound 13 of the Southern Touch Premier League will be played this week, with several other competitions in Tasmania not far from recommencing. The Mixed competition in Devonport started back this week, while the Seniors commence on Wednesday, 13 January. Launceston Touch is also back following the Christmas break, with the Men’s round 14 and Women’s round 15 division one games to be played on Sunday, 10 January 2010. For more information, please visit the Touch Football Tasmania website:www.tastouch.com.aulast_img read more

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OSU sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) carries the ball during a game against Maryland on Jan. 31 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 61-66. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorIf the goal was to improve upon its 35-point loss the last time the Ohio State men’s basketball team took on Maryland, Sunday’s tight matinee affair at the Schottenstein Center could be considered a sort of victory.But with the need for signature wins at an all-time high as its NCAA tournament hopes vanish further and further into the rearview mirror, OSU (14-9, 6-4) is in no position to pick up “sort of victories.” It needs all the real victories it can get, one of which it failed to achieve against the No. 8 Terrapins (19-3, 8-2) on Sunday despite a strong effort against one of the nation’s better teams, falling 66-61.“I’ve never been a big fan of moral victories,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “…You’ve got to find some positives, but we had a chance to win the basketball game.”A strong beginning to the game quickly devolved into an immense struggle to put the ball in the hoop, as the Buckeyes missed 27 of the final 37 shots they took in the game, shooting 35.1 percent overall. Maryland also struggled from the field, particularly in the second half, shooting 30 percent over the final 20 minutes.“We just came out with more energy, more effort, we put it all on the line,” OSU sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate said. “Just there at the end we came up short. Also credit to Maryland, they made some big-time shots down the stretch.”The game began at a torrid offensive pace for both teams, with 31 combined points being scored in the first seven minutes. The Buckeyes did much of their damage from the outside, knocking down each of their first three 3-point attempts and receiving a very quick 10 points from Tate.But OSU knew well not to put too much stock in the early happenings against the Terrapins. On Jan. 16 in College Park, Maryland, OSU trailed by just two points at the 11:42 mark and went on to lose 100-65. On Sunday, it was OSU holding the slim two-point lead at that time, hoping to hold off a similar Maryland onslaught.But the Buckeyes went ice cold from that point, hitting just one of their next nine field-goal attempts. Fortunately for the home crowd of 16,592 at the Schottenstein Center, Maryland failed to completely take advantage, only managing to grab a lead as high as six points, which was the 37-31 score at the half.As has been a recurring theme this season, OSU managed to leave a good deal of points at the free-throw line in the first half, shooting just 6-of-11. Those misses came at an inopportune time for the Buckeyes, as all five happened during OSU’s 1-of-12 shooting stretch to end the half. OSU made just three of its eight free throws during that time.“I was very upset at halftime, just with the way we closed out the first half,” Matta said.Tate led OSU with 10 points in the first 20 minutes, though all of them came within the first seven minutes of the game. Freshman guard A.J. Harris and sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop chipped in six points apiece.It was a more balanced effort in the first half for Maryland, which has five points averaging double-figure scoring this season. Senior forward Jake Layman led all first-half scorers with 12 points, while sophomore guard Melo Trimble had nine points and junior forward Robert Carter Jr. and freshman center Diamond Stone each had eight.The Buckeyes shot just 34.4 percent from the field in the first half, a number almost unthinkable after their 10-of-20 start. Maryland countered at a 50-percent clip, shooting 15-of-30. The Buckeyes were able to hold on in part due to a 7-4 turnover margin and a 10-6 second-chance point advantage.Things did not warm up in the second half, with the Buckeyes missing five of their first six shots. That was balanced out by an equally cold 1-of-7 start to the half for Maryland, as OSU was able to cut the deficit to just two points after a 3-pointer by redshirt sophomore guard Kam Williams.Maryland grew the lead back to five points from there, but a split at the free-throw line followed by a put-back dunk by freshman center Daniel Giddens brought the margin back to two points and rose the home crowd to its feet.A quick Maryland timeout failed to stop the momentum, as a turnover and missed layup gave the Buckeyes a few chances to tie the game or take the lead. OSU was unable to capitalize, however, with a good look at a layup by Tate rolling out.“I definitely thought that going into the last 10 minutes of the game that we had this one,” Tate said. “But give credit to Maryland as a top-five team.”But the Terrapins kept missing the shots and the Buckeyes kept battling, eventually grabbing the lead with seven minutes remaining on an and-1 jumper by junior forward Marc Loving, putting the home team up 49-48.“Give Ohio State a lot of credit, we struggled offensively, they did a nice job defensively, and it kept the game close,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said.But a loose ball foul put Maryland back up by a point, giving it a lead it would not relinquish despite a close score throughout the final minutes of the game. Back-to-back 3-pointers by senior guard Rasheed Sulaimon and Trimble were the back-breakers on the OSU upset bid.“Veteran players make veteran plays,” Matta said. “I thought they did a heck of a job with staying with what they were trying to do, and I thought that was the difference.”Tate didn’t have an easy time scoring after his hot start, but he was a huge factor for the Buckeyes on defense, finishing with a pair of steals and matching up with some of Maryland’s top scorers. He finished with 16 points on just 6-of-18 shooting. He ended the day as the only OSU player in double figures, though Williams added nine points in the second half and Loving also finished with nine.“He’s a great player,” Turgeon said about Tate. “He’s got high energy. He’s a great athlete at the 4 which gives us fits.”Trimble led all scorers with 20 points, followed by Layman’s 16. Layman had a double-double for the Terrapins, adding 10 rebounds.A big difference in the contest came at the charity stripe, where OSU was 14-of-24 while Maryland was 20-of-23. “We were inches away, and those are things we’ve got to continue to — we’ve got to close that gap of that inch,” Matta said.“(Free throws) are the little things, that inch that we have to close down.”OSU is set to continue its Big Ten grind at Wisconsin on Thursday as the calendar flips to February. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. in Madison. read more

OSU sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (59) embraces redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber (25) after Weber’s touchdown in the first half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWith today’s presidential election being arguably one of the largest ever, even the sports world is talking about politics — even Ohio State’s football team.On Monday, after a 62-3 drubbing of then No. 10 Nebraska, the questions asked by the media should have been all-encompassing of the way the Buckeyes systematically picked apart the Cornhuskers. Instead, OSU coach Urban Meyer fielded a few political questions near the end of the media availability session.When asked about the election, Meyer cracked a grin and gave one of his patented short replies.“What election?” Meyer said.Granted, it seems fair to assume he knows exactly what election he was asked about. Most of Meyer’s day entails dissecting opposing defenses and analyzing how to attack the offense of other Big Ten teams. Still, it would be hard to ignore the current political undertakings. With some coaxing, Meyer finally addressed the subject. Refraining from speaking any of his own political standpoints, he said the team has had discussions towards the process, and even set aside time during the offseason to further educate the team on how important voting is.“We had Patriot Week where I wanted to educate because it’s such a big and such an important day, in all seriousness, for all of us,” he said. “And so we had zero discussion about it now. Beat Maryland. I’m sure the families will have their conversations. I hope our guys vote, and we move forward. That’s why we did that, because I wanted to make sure when they go they educate themselves — not themselves. We educate them on the process, the job responsibility and how to.”Players have been discussing how important the brotherhood they share is for team success this season. An election that has driven a divide through the country could be grounds for ripping apart even the most tight-knit teams and locker rooms. This would seem bizarre for a team that has spoken so strongly towards the criticism of the media when a player has a down game. Redshirt junior Billy Price is a prime example of standing up for his fellow Buckeyes. When asked about the performance of sophomore Isaiah Prince following a loss to Penn State, Price did not hold anything back.“I’ll go to war for him right now,” Price said. “I have no problem (with that). I will not sit here and allow someone to nit-pick at him.”Price was not angered by the criticism, but said he felt the issues after Penn State were team issues, and should not fall on one player. That kind of camaraderie has been a vocal desire of Meyer since his arrival in Columbus.It seems unlikely every member of the Scarlet and Gray leans towards one side of the aisle. A team of over 100 total members on both the active roster and the practice squad is bound to have political feelings that differ from other teammates.But OSU has made a point of keeping feelings towards presidential candidates from dividing the team, while ensuring all members fully comprehend the gravity of a vote. Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett said he, along with the rest of the team, accepts the choices all team members make today at the polls.“I think we have a team that understands that that’s part of what makes our country great is that people are … they have that opinion and that’s perfectly okay,” Barrett said. “I think that’s something great that we have as Americans and I understand that has something to do with your personal life and personal opinions but I don’t think that’s going to interfere with the way we play.”Some players have taken to social media with politically charged tweets and links to articles, but that has not stopped the team progress and production so far. Against Nebraska, the team blew away all expectations and showed how well OSU plays together.Meyer fully understands how easily a group can be separated by opposing viewpoints, especially in a time when the entire country seems to be two-sided. But, through the maturity and character of his players paired with the effort of his staff to keep things together, OSU is standing tall in a time of national turmoil.“Yeah, this is a pretty mature team in that regard. That’s something I always watch. I have guys around this program that’s their job, to monitor,” Meyer said. “When I talk about good guys, now, I have some guys that are like family in this team that they would tell me if something is going on. And I listen and I hear, and the heartbeat of our team is very solid right now. It’s not always perfect, but it’s very solid, but that’s a great question. And am I concerned about it, you’re damn right. That’s when you start having issues, but I also have great trust in the people that I’m listening to.” read more

Veterans on the Ohio State men’s hockey team are excited to head to East Lansing, Mich., to face off with No. 10 Michigan State.Defenseman Matt Bartkowski and forward Zac Dalpe are both ready for a return trip to Munn Ice Arena.“It’s supposed to be a tough atmosphere, but I think we as a team like it. We like getting amped up,” Bartkowski said. “It’s fun to play in a smaller, high-energy atmosphere.”Dalpe echoed Bartkowski’s assessment and added, “Michigan State is probably one of the top two or three places to play. I don’t know what it is about it but it’s kind of an older rink and a playoff atmosphere that I like playing at.”Munn Ice Arena is regarded as one of the best facilities for collegiate hockey in the nation and has a reputation for drawing large crowds. While the players are excited for the trip, they understand victories will not be easy to come by as Michigan State has only lost three home games all season.“We’re going to have to have a road warrior mentality,” coach John Markell said. “It’s going to be a tough grind. Michigan State is playing really well this year. They’re in second [in the CCHA] for a reason.”The power play and penalty kill have been the main focus for the Buckeyes in 2010 and could be the key to success this weekend.“Our special teams [in] our first half [of the season] were deplorable,” Bartkowski said.When the Buckeyes returned from break, they revamped the power play and worked on it constantly in practice.“Obviously there are more guys in front of the net,” Markell said, while trying not to reveal too much about the team’s new strategy. “We watched a lot of tape of NHL teams and that’s what they’re doing and there is good reason why they’re doing that. Hopefully we can take advantage of that.”So far the Buckeyes have been taking advantage of the new system, scoring five power play goals in their weekend sweep of Bowling Green on Jan. 8 and Jan 9. The Buckeyes also tallied another power play goal in an exhibition victory over the U.S. Under-18 National Team last weekend.Players also noted that they’ve seen an increased effort on the penalty kill as of late.“Special teams are huge,” Dalpe said. “I know we’ve got guys on the penalty kill that are blocking shots and putting their bodies on the line and that is good to see.”Ohio State will need to execute in both the power play and penalty kill in order to knock off Michigan State this weekend. The games will be played Friday at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday at 5:05 p.m. read more

OSU redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) runs the ball toward the end zone during a game against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 66-0. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen the Ohio State football team took the field over the weekend, just three of the offensive starters were regulars in the lineup last season.But despite playing with little experience under their belts, OSU’s offense still managed to put 66 points on the board. While that can partially be attributed to the team’s game plan and what coach Urban Meyer called an advantage in the column against Kent State, the impact of some young players with natural ability is undeniable three weeks into a new season.In the shutout win against the Golden Flashes, 23 different freshmen and redshirt-freshmen took the field, with six of those players contributing either yards or points on offense.Meyer said the plan going into the game was to get the ball in the hands of some of the young skill position players on offense to give fans a taste of what they might see going forward.“I’m really excited about our young skill, and I was hoping to try to get Buckeye Nation and the stadium to see some of those guys out in open space,” Meyer said.He went on to single out freshman running back Curtis Samuel, sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson and redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall as young players he’s “excited to get out in open space.”While Wilson played as a freshman in 2013 and scored three total touchdowns, Samuel and Marshall each found their way into the end zone for the first time in their collegiate careers against Kent State. Samuel led the team with 100 yards on the ground and pair of scores while Marshall caught a three-yard touchdown pass to go along with a 51-yard punt return.Marshall said despite some injury setbacks in his young career — which contributed to the decision to redshirt last season — the journey to being a contributor on the OSU offense was worth it.“This is a great university and crowd to play for,” Marshall said after the game. “I feel great being able to get in the end zone and help my team every week.”Samuel said the impact he and the freshman class have made so far this season doesn’t come as a surprise.“We’ve brought up a lot of good guys on the team, at practice everybody is competing,” Samuel said. “Young guys, we each try to go out there and just make plays wherever we can, and we’re doing it.”To get the ball in the hands of Samuel, Marshall, Wilson and others, the OSU offense has relied on the distribution skills of redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett.Barrett, who was the third-string quarterback heading into the fall, has already showcased his talent three weeks into the season on his way to picking up three Big Ten weekly awards. He took over the starting job after senior Braxton Miller went down with an injury just days after Barrett had moved past redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones on the depth chart.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after OSU’s Aug. 30 win against Navy. He picked up that same award and the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor after the win against Kent State.“I feel like I’m progressing each week,” Barrett said after leading OSU against the Golden Flashes. “I’m just trying to get better each week. I definitely feel more comfortable every week as I get more reps. Things are starting to slow down for me in the game.”Things slowed down just enough against Kent State for Barrett to leave his mark on the school’s record book. He tied former OSU quarterback Kenny Guiton for the school record with six touchdowns passes and threw for 312 yards in the win. The performance made him the first Buckeye signal caller to throw for 300 yards in a game since Troy Smith did so in 2006 — the same season he won the Heisman Trophy.Outside of Barrett, Samuel and Marshall, a trio of other freshman contributed to the offensive success OSU had against Kent State.Freshman wide receiver Johnnie Dixon made his debut for the Scarlet and Gray and carried the ball four times for 20 yards. Redshirt-freshman tight end Marcus Baugh hauled in the first pass of his career in the second quarter, which went for a two-yard touchdown. Along with Baugh, Samuel, Barrett and Marshall, freshman kicker Sean Nuernberger put points on the board with a 41-yard field goal to start the second quarter.OSU is scheduled to have a bye week before taking on Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. read more