Georgia interim bulldog mascot to be named Uga X on Nov. 21

first_imgATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s new bulldog mascot has passed his audition and finally earned an official title.“Que,” who has served as the unofficial replacement for Uga IX this season, will be formally named Uga X at Georgia’s home game against Georgia Southern on Nov. 21.Que is replacing his grandfather, 11-year-old “Russ,” who worked 25 games as an interim mascot from 2009-12 and then 38 games as the official mascot from 2012-14. Russ compiled a record of 44-19.The 1-year-old Que made his debut as mascot in Georgia’s preseason picture day for fans, making his rise to official status only a formality.Frank “Sonny” Seiler’s family, based in Savannah, Georgia, has bred the line of English bulldog mascots since Uga I made his debut in 1956.last_img

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Colorado State introduces Mike Bobo as head coach

first_imgFORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Only once did Mike Bobo accidentally refer to his old place when he meant his new one.Not bad considering the new head coach at Colorado State played quarterback at Georgia and then was an assistant for 14 seasons with the Bulldogs, including the last eight as offensive coordinator.Old habits are simply hard to break.“I promise you I’m not going to do that again,” Bobo cracked at a news conference Tuesday, surrounded by his wife, Lainie, and their five children. “I’m a Colorado State Ram through and through.”Bobo steps in for Jim McElwain, who led the Rams to their fourth 10-win regular season before leaving for Florida.This was actually the first position Bobo really pursued, taking a sign he recently saw as, well, a sign. He was recruiting for Georgia and visiting a player whose dad happened to be a football coach. There was a sign in the office that read, “get comfortable being uncomfortable.”Soon after, he was contacted by Colorado State, one of about 12 or 13 candidates the school was considering. Bobo just kept rising to the top because, “he has a fire in his belly to win football games,” interim athletic director John Morris said.Bobo signed a five-year deal that starts at $1.35 million and increases $100,000 after every subsequent season. There are bonuses along the way, too.If teams are interested in him down the road, the buyout is $5 million. That’s comparable to McElwain’s buyout clause in his first contract. It was increased to $7.5 million when he signed a new deal in August. The Gators and Rams eventually settled on a $7 million figure.“I wanted a brilliant football mind,” Morris said. “Mike’s one of the leading offensive minds in the country.”Bobo had been on Georgia coach Mark Richt’s staff since 2001 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007, taking over the play-calling duties from Richt. The Bulldogs are averaging nearly 42 points and 455 yards per game heading into the Belk Bowl against Louisville on Dec. 30. Bobo won’t be on hand for it — too many other obligations.One of the top priorities is assembling his staff. He didn’t give any indication of just which assistants he would bring in, but asked for $2.4 million — slightly more than McElwain received — to build his staff.Bobo’s not ruling out any of the coaches that served under McElwain, realizing they were just as much a part of a 10-3 season that ended with a loss to Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl last weekend.“I want guys that are expert at what they do,” said Bobo, whose wife is the niece of longtime Georgia coach Vince Dooley. “I’m looking for family men. I’m looking guys who are married and have kids, because they know what it’s about. Again, we’re a family here at Colorado State.”Bobo described the offense he intends to run as a pro style that uses a no huddle. The Rams will employ three or four receivers and sometimes line up two running backs and “let teams know we’re in the ballpark. We’re going to be a physical football ball team,” he said.That’s worked well for Bulldog teams in the past. After all, Bobo helped coach players such as receiver A.J. Green, quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Aaron Murray, and tailback Knowshon Moreno.On defense, the Rams will be fast and assertive.The 40-year-old Bobo inherits quite a bit of talent, led by All-America receiver Rashard Higgins. Bobo plans on contacting all his players in the next day or so, just to get to know them.Although offensive lineman Jake Bennett has yet to meet Bobo, he’s impressed with his resume.“He’s definitely been doing something right at Georgia,” Bennett said. “To get a guy like that to come here just shows the type of commitment they have to keep us on the right track.”That’s why the Rams turned to another high-profile Southeastern Conference assistant to run their program. It worked out well with McElwain, who arrived from Alabama and restored the shine to Colorado State.“I’m confident (Mike) is going to give all of us a lot of memories on Saturdays that we’ll talk about for years to come,” school president Tony Frank said.<!–iframe–>last_img read more

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“He would be welcome” – Liverpool player opens door for player…

first_imgThe Bavarian club have an option to make the Brazil international’s transfer permanent, but various reports have indicated the Bundesliga winners are unlikely to exercise it.Over the past few weeks, the 27-year-old has linked with a return to the Premier League and particularly to the Merseyside club.Even though Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has ruled out the possibility of the Brazilian returning to Anfield, Coutinho continues to be linked with the Champions League winners.Jürgen Klopp’s side face Atlético Madrid in the knockout stages of the European competition and the Reds captain, Jordan Henderson spoke to Catalan newspaper Sport.During the course of the interview, the England international opened the door for Coutinho to return to Liverpool.“Phil is a good friend of mine. I think he is an exceptional footballer; he has everything, he has a great attitude and he loves football,” Henderson said. “So, of course, for me he would always be welcome, but it is not up to me. It is probably best to ask the manager that. The boys loved him, so if you ask any of them, I’m sure they’ll say they would love to have him back.”“But I think his time here has passed, he has moved and I hope that in the near future we will see the same Phil we saw here.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNUnlocking Netflix Restrictions Has Never Been This SimpleTheTopFiveVPNUndo Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona in January 2018 and after failing to make an impact at Camp Nou, was sent out on loan to Bayern Munich last summer.last_img read more

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High Altitude Runners Target Nigeria Marathon Record

first_imgHigh Altitude Head Coach, Steve Nuhu, told journalists on Monday that, “Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is our premium event and there is no better place to set a new national record than our best races as the attention of the world media will be on us” said the NuhuWith all the nation elite runners like Emmanuel Gyan, Deborah Pam under his stable, Nuhu will not reveal which of the runners is primed to break the national record, “ I won’t talk about that but all I can tell you is that we are coming to Lagos with about 30 runners. 25 are ready now by the end of the month the other five will be ready but I can assure you that one of these runners will set a new national record”.Nuhu said he is proud that Nigeria is the nation that is behind the biggest one-day event in Africa,“Everywhere I go out, I sing the praises of the organizer and sponsors of the Access Bank Lagos City Nigeria. We have been able to prove to the world that we can organize a world-class event like New York or Paris Marathon in Lagos”.Nuhu is especially proud of a member of the athletics family Yussuf Alli who has seamlessly transmitted from being a long jumper to organizing road races and marathons,“Alli’s is a pride to the athletics family to move from field event to becoming of the best managers of road races and marathons is not a small feat. He has nurtured the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to become a Silver Label Race within four years, this is a huge achievement. I hope I will be lucky one day to spend enough time with him and learn from him” said Nuhu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram LAGOS CITY MARATHONRunners in the stable of Nigeria’s foremost Marathons and Road Races Club, the High-Altitude Athletics Club of Jos, Plateau State, have vowed to send the men’s’ national record in the full marathon to the athletics archives at the 2020 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on February 8, 2020.The current national record of 2 hours .15 minutes was set by Army Officer Abass Mohammed over three decades ago.last_img read more

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NBA issues memo banning ‘casual relationship’ visitors in bubble

first_imgWhen conference semifinals begin in the 2020 NBA playoffs, spouses and families will be permitted in the bubble near Orlando. The NBA, however, is looking to set guidelines for player guests that fall into the “other” classification, such as girlfriends and recent acquaintances.A memo from the NBA and NBPA outlines what the league will tolerate as a significant other.It will preclude players from hosting guests considered casual in nature, including “known by the player only through social media or an intermediary,” according to the memo obtained by ESPN. Players must prove a longstanding relationship with a non-spouse. While friends and family will be defined in greater clarity, per the memo, those prohibited in the NBA bubble include agents, chefs, trainers and tattoo artists.Once in the bubble, family members must quarantine and then agree to follow the same restrictions applied to players and staff. There is no allowance for leaving the campus.Players will receive one ticket per guest per playoff game. —Field Level Medialast_img read more

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Ligue 1: British Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe Buys OGC Nice for €100m

first_imgJim Ratcliffe, one of Britain’s richest men, has acquired Ligue 1 side OGC Nice through his billion dollar chemical company INEOS Group for a reported €100m fee, despite owning Swiss side FC Lausanne-Sport who play in the Swiss Super League, which he acquired in 2017.In an official statement on the club’s website, the deal was completed on Monday after the French Competition Authority gave approval for the acquisition five days ago.Nice, who were owned by Chien Lee, Alex Zheng, and Paul Conway, finished seventh last season but have begun the new campaign with two wins from two games.The Eaglets are managed by former World Cup winner and Arsenal Legend Patrick Viera.Relatedlast_img

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Take-away’s from Gruden’s last presser before training camp

first_imgWashington Redskins’ Head Coach Jay Gruden spoke to the media today at a press conference, presumably his last until training camp begins July 26. Gruden was very impressed with Samaje Perine, saying that he has done an excellent job this spring and has been one of the team’s top offensive performers. Missing Players – There has been much discussion around Trent Williams over the last week, after the Pro-Bowl left tackle missed mandatory OTA’s with various outlets reporting on the reasoning. Injuries – Gruden stated that he expects Geron Christian to be back by training camp after blowing out his knee last year. Gruden went on to state that the entire rookie class came to play in great shape, and that he was impressed by all of them. Lastly, Gruden stated that the Redskins intend to have Erek Flowers play left guard, even though he filled in at tackle this spring. Likes – Gruden was quick to point out that Shaun Dion Hamilton and Fabian Moreau were the two most improved players on the field during OTA’s. Other takeaway’s – Regarding rookie signal caller Dwayne Haskins, Gruden emphasized that Haskins has a long way to go, but he is happy with where the rookie is at this time. They threw a lot at him during the camp to acclimate him to the NFL. In a dose of good news for the Redskins, Gruden also shared that he expects Darrius Guice to be ready for camp after his ACL injury during the preseason last year. He was unsure, however, about Bryce Love. According to Gruden, Haskins is still getting used to NFL verbiage. For his part, Haskins told the media that he intends to be at Redskins park for most of July, studying and preparing for camp. The Redskins resume training camp July 26 in Richmond, VA. Please follow and like us: When asked about Williams, Gruden stated that he expects all of his players to be in camp and that it is too early to talk about “ifs.” Gruden had quite a bit to say about injuries, missing players, and what he saw and liked during OTA’s. last_img read more

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SING IT OUT: Becoming ‘Jersey Boys’

first_imgBrandon Andrus (Nick Massi) –On the demands of performing in a touring production:“The audience changes. Regionally and around the country, you’re going to have different tastes. Ohio loves all the Ohio jokes. It’s like that kind of a thing – when you come into a city, you never know what you’re going to get. It’s always interesting to see the relationship. We depend heavily on the relationship with the audience and how much they give back, the energy that they give us.”On the show’s underlying theme:“This show is about the concept of family. You had your road family and you had your real family. It was balancing that life. These guys created their own family together. That’s one of the reasons why when Tommy gets into trouble, Franki is willing to step up and take care of him, because they are family at that point, even though they aren’t blood related.” Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio) –On the blue-collar element of the show:“We were all familiar with the music, but learning more about where they came from, that’s what people don’t know. It’s what they had to go through to make this music, and you realize that these are just four guys who would just be four faces in a crowd in these New Jersey backstreets. You see all of those other characters in the show – the waitresses, the guys fixing the signs. That’s who these guys would have been their whole lives if they hadn’t found something to get them up.”On the structure of the show:“It’s so well written. They could have thrown these songs together like any other jukebox show, and I think it would have been successful. It could have been a “Mamma Mia” or a “Smokey Joe’s.” It has become a phenomenon because Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman wrote an absolutely brilliant play that happens to have music in it.” From left: Brandon Andrus, Brad Weinstock, Jason Kappus and Colby Foytik star in the touring production of “Jersey Boys” set to kick off at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. (Courtesy photo)Brad Weinstock (Frankie Valli) –On the demands of preparing for the role of the Four Seasons frontman:“They’ve done it so many times, they have it down to a science. There’s what they call the ‘dramaturgy bible,’ which is a dictionary-sized binder that has every piece of research and dramaturgy you can think of, from the history of the mafia from 1100, from Belleville, New Jersey, to other musical acts of the time.”On the demands of playing Frankie Valli and being onstage constantly:“It’s certainly the most challenging thing that I’ve ever had to do theatrically. It’s a 24-hour lifestyle. I’m getting more and more comfortable with it as time goes on and I’m building more and more stamina, but I hydrate constantly. I have a humidifier, I have a water purifier, I sleep 10 hours a night. I live like a crazy old cat lady hypochondriac.” Colby Foytik (Tommy Devito) –On joining a smash success like Jersey Boys:“That’s a great thing, to step into that. We’re pretty much guaranteed an audience. We all joke around that in terms of doing theater for a living, a show like this is pretty much the closest thing to job security. But there’s a challenge of not playing a character, but a real person. You want to show respect to the theatrical person.”On the gritty feel and blue language of the show:“Denver has a smart theater audience. Profanity doesn’t seem to bother them. When the creative team approached Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, they took this gamble. They said, ‘We will tell our story, warts and all. We’ll make it as genuine and real as it was.’”center_img If any contemporary Broadway musical shows staying power, it’s “Jersey Boys.” Since its debut in 2004, the story of Frankie Valli penned by Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice has become a modern classic. We caught up with the actors who play the four members of the Four Seasons to get their thoughts about the show’s historic success, its staying power and its unique challenges. Reach reporter Adam Goldstein at agoldstein@aurorasentinel.com or 720-449-9707last_img read more

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Amazon’s Bezos says he’ll send a spaceship to the moon

first_imgJeff Bezos speaks in front of a model of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON | Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he’s going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there.Bezos says his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four rovers and using a newly designed rocket engine and souped-up rockets. It would be followed by a version that could bring people to the moon along the same timeframe as NASA’s proposed 2024 return.Bezos, who was dwarfed by his mock-up of the Blue Moon vehicle at his presentation Thursday, says, “This is an incredible vehicle and it’s going to the moon.”Bezos says: “It’s time to go back to the moon. This time to stay.”last_img read more

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Bulldog through and through

first_imgBUNYIP’S Round 7 clash with neighbouring rivals Longwarry was massive for a couple of reasons – it was the first…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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