Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Most Expensive Mistakes In HistoryBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Jesus Vallejo will return to Real Madrid this month with Wolves due to cut short his loan.Advertisement Vallejo has not featured since October and Nuno admitted it is time both parties cut their losses.He said: “Jesus is probably going because he wants to play, he is a young and talented player we brought with high expectations but it didn’t work out.“It’s time for him to find a club he can play at and keep progressing, the talent is there.“You have to understand when things don’t work out you have to look at yourself as a staff, how can you make things work for the best?“Sometimes you don’t have time, you just don’t have time.“It’s you, the player, the club, all these things. It’s reality, he had moments he played, moments he performed well and some not so well. That’s the case of Vallejo, clearly it didn’t work out.”It means Wolves, who host Manchester United in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, will be in the market for a defender this month.Nuno added: “There are several ways for you to improve – you have to find new solutions, that’s what we’re trying to do, and sometimes just to try things that can give you different characteristics to the team.“This is what we’re going to do – bring players that can give us different things to the team that will allow us to keep on growing and improving.”Wolves knocked United out of the Cup in the quarter-finals at Molineux last season before losing to Watford in the last four at Wembley.Wolves confirm Jesus Vallejo’s return to Real Madrid https://t.co/0wFrhmkZ3o #wolves— Sports Mole Wolves (@SMWolves) January 3, 2020Read Also: Enobakhare returns to Wolves from unsuccessful Wigan loanNuno added: “It’s new game, new things will happen and we know it’s going to be tough. They are a fantastic team.“We start a new one tomorrow, it’s a competition we want to compete in and play.“We always want more but we’re starting tomorrow against a very difficult opponent.”Diogo Jota is out with a thigh problem and Willy Boly (ankle), Morgan Gibbs-White (back) and Bruno Jordao (ankle) are sidelined.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The defender has played just seven times this season and boss Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed he will leave Molineux. Loading…
On April 2 of this year, Russell “Deke” Freeland passed away in Napierville, Illinois, at the age of 85. He was the star guard and leading scorer for future Hall of Fame Coach, Bud Bateman, at Lawrenceburg High School in the late 40’s. His team made 4 consecutive Sweet 16 appearances.In 1988 Freeland was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. After Lawrenceburg High School, Freeland went on to star in basketball for 4 years at DePauw University where he would lead them in scoring in 1949-50. He was the first African American student athlete to also play football at DePauw, and just for good measure, he earned 3 varsity letters in baseball as an infielder.According to an article in the Lawrenceburg Register, Freeland went on to a great career with International Harvester, and when he retired he was a corporate director of technical administration for Navistar International Transportation in Chicago.
The Caretaker Committee of the Anambra State Football Association says it is working hard to deliver on conducting elections into the FA board within three months, six weeks after inauguration.Victor Nwangwu, Vice-Chairman of the caretaker committee, told the News Agency Nigeria in Awka on Sunday that the election timetable was not ready. He said apart from working on the election programme, the committee was also raising awareness across the state to make the exercise more participatory.Nwangwu added that the committee had been greeted with a rousing welcome wherever its members visited.He said: “No election timetable for now.“We will get that done by next week.“We have agreed that we will open up the space for more people to join in the process. “The important thing is that we are on course.“It’s not easy to make changes in a structure that does not encourage mass participation.“So, we are working hard to get more people involved.“So far, we have met with the state Governor, Willie Obiano, the State House of Assembly, club owners and we have toured 19 out of the 21 local government areas of the state.“This is because we want to make the game strong at the grass roots.” Nwangwu added that his committee was satisfied with the response it has got so far.“I will say that we are happy with the kind of response we are getting. People are satisfied with the restart we are making with our football,” he said.Nwangwu added that the caretaker committee had no option than to work with the existing electoral committee, which has a lifespan of four years in line with the FA statutes.He expressed confidence that the election would hold during the remaining days of the Emeka Okeke-led caretaker committee.RelatedPosts PDP gubernatorial aspirant commends FG over fuel subsidy removal Gynaecologist speaks on ‘menstruating’ during pregnancy DPR seals four filling stations for irregular operating licence in Anambra NAN reports that the committee was inaugurated on August 3 following the expiration of the tenure of the Ifeanyi Ubah-led FA board on August 2.Nwangwu added: “We are condemned to working with the electoral committee.“It is supposed to be in office for four years.“That is the standard.”So, it is not a matter of sacking it.“What is important is finding a common ground.“It is very possible for us to conduct election within the remaining two months of our committee.“It has been done before.“We are experienced enough to know we have to conduct elections, but the election has to be above board.“We want to ensure that there is inclusiveness against a situation where we had just one candidate each for the positions of chairman and vice chairman due to low participation as a result of general apathy.”Tags: Anambra StateAnambra State Football AssociationelectionsTimetable
Wenger was asked why he did not take Sanchez off in Tuesday night’s 3-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in which he scored two goals to keep the Gunners’ Champions League hopes alive. Having somewhat cryptically replied that Sanchez gets tired if rested, Wenger admitted ahead of Sunday’s trip to Norwich that the 26-year-old is constantly surprising him with his eagerness to commit to the cause. “When he does something he does it 100 per cent,” said Wenger. “So he finishes and you think, ‘He’s dead now.’ But then he recovers and gives 100 per cent again, so you always see signs of exhaustion, but it’s not because two days later he’s fine.” Wenger went on to compare his £30million man to a hunting lion, likening his work-rate to that of Leicester’s in-form Jamie Vardy. “His style is very explosive and a very committed style,” he said. “Vardy is a bit similar. They go when they go. They are like the lion, he has to catch the animal in the first 200 metres. If he doesn’t get there, after he’s dead. They are these kind of killers. When they go, it is to kill and after they have to stop.” Sanchez is likely to stay in the side for the game at Carrow Road, despite giving Wenger a scare with a hamstring issue after the Dinamo game. The Chile international has been a key man in Wenger’s squad since he was signed from Barcelona in 2014 and has nine goals to his name already this season. Sanchez has been a major player for club and country of late and, having starred in his national side’s Copa America success over the summer, has now been playing regularly for a number of months. Arsene Wenger has praised the staying power of Alexis Sanchez and likened the Arsenal forward to a hungry lion. “I will have to assess that a bit later,” he said when asked about resting the player against Norwich. “It might not be the best moment to rest Alexis, but I don’t know. He had a little hamstring alarm, but we will see how he recovers from that. “I take information, especially from medical people who know him and treat him everyday, and after that we will look at his overall recovery as well.” For a man clocking up so many minutes for club and country, on top of the air miles racked up to compete in Chile’s World Cup qualifiers, Sanchez is rarely injured – something Wenger puts down to the player’s own mind. He added: “No, he’s not been injured. We come back to that problem and the more you are injured, the more there is a chance to be injured again. “That’s where we come back to top-level sportsmen. That kind of mixture of flexibility, sense of how far can you go with the pushing, that sensitivity to how much and as well when you have to ease off on your bodyweight. That’s linked with co-ordination and they get less injured. “His resistance is remarkable. What is also remarkable is that he goes to South America, he comes back Thursday night and on Saturday he can play without a problem, even if he’s jet-lagged. He would have been a perfect tennis player. “These are not players who have the traditional academic education that we give now to the players at 15 or 16. They have a physio every day. They are more street players, not pampered.” Press Association
FORMER Guyana and West Indies wicketkeeper Derwin Christian will take charge of a strong 16-man squad when the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) feature in the fourth annual University of West Indies (UWI) National T20 tournament at UWI’s Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC), Trinidad and Tobago.The Queenstown-based club, which includes two guest players Gajanand Singh and Kellon Carmichael, departed on Sunday.Also competing in this year’s championships are Club Crusoe (Tobago), who will be back to defend their crown. Other participating teams are: Merry Boys, Munroe Road, T&T Police, T&T Defence Force, Moosai Sports, Central Sports, Cane Farm, Duncan-Buggy Haynes United, Queen’s Park Cricket Club, and UWI.The UNICOM-sponsored event, which will be played at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground, SPEC, located in the campus, will see teams compete for $70 000 worth of prize money, with the winning team receiving at least $35 000 in cash and a champion’s trophy.The DCC squad reads: Derwin Christian (captain), Kemol Savory (wicketkeeper), Gajanand Singh, Kellon Carmichael (guest players), Jahron Byron, Cohen Ismond, Ashmead Nedd, Sachin Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Steven Sankar, Kemo Paul, Andrew Lyght Jr, Sagar Hatheramani, Carlton Jacques, Dexter George and Cleon McEwan.
BU looks to extend streak vs Colgate Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditColgate (19-6, 10-2) vs. Boston University (15-10, 9-3)Case Gym, Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Boston University looks for its sixth straight conference win against Colgate. Boston University’s last Patriot League loss came against the Navy Midshipmen 60-58 on Jan. 22. Colgate knocked off Navy by seven in its last outing. Associated Press February 9, 2020 TEAM LEADERSHIP: Max Mahoney is putting up 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds to lead the way for the Terriers. Walter Whyte is also a primary contributor, producing 12.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. The Raiders are led by Jordan Burns, who is averaging 15.3 points and 4.2 assists.TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Terriers have scored 76.6 points per game against Patriot League opponents so far, an improvement from the 67.6 per game they managed against non-conference foes.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Burns has connected on 38 percent of the 184 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 20 over the last three games. He’s also made 80.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Boston University is 0-7 this year when it scores 67 points or fewer and 15-3 when it scores at least 68.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Colgate is a perfect 19-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 48.1 percent or less. The Raiders are 0-6 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: The Colgate offense has recorded a turnover on only 16.4 percent of its possessions, which is the 27th-lowest rate in the nation. The Boston University defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.7 percent of all possessions (ranked 284th among Division I teams). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Botofago boot out Shattas – Rockers blast Eagles UnitedBOTOFAGO and Net Rockers will clash in the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) GT Beer finals, following contrasting wins in the semifinals on Friday evening. Botofago shattered the hearts of defending champions, Silver Shattas, while Net Rockers blew past Eagles United at the Mackenzie sports Club ground.Playing in the first game, Botofago and Shattas played to a 2-2 stalemate after regulation and extra period play failed to separate the two.Jamine Samuels had sent the eventual winners into the lead in the 49th minute after a scoreless first half, but Jamal Haynes would equalize through an 88th minute strike, as the game ended in regulation time 1-1.However, after extra period play was ordered, the scores would change in the 102nd minute with Wesley Hall putting Botofago up, 2-1 Seven minute later, the scores would be level again, thanks to an own goal, with penalties yielding victory by the slimmest of margins.The second game saw the running Net Rockers, led by a Shane Luckie hat-trick, scored in the 53rd, 56th and 58th minutes, blow away Eagles United.Clarence Huggins in the 66th minute added the final nail in the coffin, but Yannick Simon saved face for the Eagles by adding his strike to the scoreline, which read 4-1 at the final whistle.The final and third place play off will take place on New Year’s day.
AITEO-NFF AWARDSTwenty-five years after Super Eagles won the AFCON 1994 in Tunisia as well as qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time, that golden generation of players were celebrated on Monday night in Lagos. DURO IKHAZUAGBE who witnessed the 2nd Aiteo-NFF Awards reports…Rashidi Yekini was an enigma of Nigeria football. Almost seven years after the man affectionately called ‘Goals-King’died on May 4, 2012 in Ilorin, his name re-echoed again at the Aiteo-NFF Football Awards that held in Lagos on Monday night. The former Vitoria de Setubal player in the Portuguese topflight whose name was dreaded like plague by Nigeria’s opponents in the ‘Beautiful Game’ around the continent and beyond, ‘resurrected’in the minds of the football family that witnessed the second edition of the Aiteo-NFF Awards inside the Eko Convention Centre on the Lagos Island.For the first time since Stephen Okechukwu Keshi led the 1994 Super Eagles, now commonly referred to as the ‘Golden Generation,’to win the AFCON in Tunisia and also qualified Nigeria for her first appearance at the World Cup held in the USA, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick, fished out these worthy ambassadors of the country’s football for special recognition.Sunday Oliseh, the effervescent member of that squad, while reeling out the names of five of their members who have died, recalled the influence Yekini had on the team. He revealed that goal scoring comes to the gangling forward as easy as drinking a glass of water. Speaking in Yoruba to drive home Yekini’s romance with goal scoring, Oliseh said: “ Really sad we are missing Yekini this night of honour for our 1994 squad. In my role in the midfield, Yekini would always tell me: ‘Sunday, a ni ko sha ti nan siwaju fun mi.’ Literarily speaking, he enjoys to get the ball laid on his pathway so that he can take on our opponents’defence. That was trademark Yekini for you,” observed Oliseh whose revelation was greeted with applause by the entire hall that included Yekini’s daughter, Omoyemi.The night was not all about Yekini but affectionate football followers who remembered the 34 goals the former IICC Shooting Stars forward scored for Super Eagles in 58 appearances were transported beyond the Eko Convention Centre into the era Nigeria’s senior national team was dreaded due to the quality of players in the team. Flashes of Yekini scoring Nigeria’s first World Cup goal in the 3-0 drubbing of Bulgaria in that debut outing at USA ’94 made the evening beautiful.Oliseh was not done yet in revealing some of the things that made the 1994 squad handled by Clemens Westerhof unique.Pointing in the direction of Okocha, Oliseh also revealed how on several occasions he almost engaged the former Bolton Wanderers star in fisticuff.“Okocha is an exceptionally gifted player, more talented than some of the biggest names the world is celebrating today. But there were times when we almost fought because he was always holding on to the ball too long,” stressed Oliseh on the dribbling habits of the former midfield maestro. Okocha flashed his trademark toothy smile to the audience.Of course, physically present and bathed in encomiums Monday night were goalkeepers Peter Rufai and Alloy Agu, defenders Austin Eguavoen, Uche Okechukwu, Benedict Iroha, Nduka Ugbade and Taribo West, midfielders Mutiu Adepoju, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Sunday Oliseh and Edema Fuludu. Also on the podium to share in the adulation were forwards like: Finidi George, Samson Siasia and Daniel Amokachi.Apart from Yekini, others who have died like Keshi, goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare, defender Uche Okafor and midfielder Thompson Oliha were also remembered for their labour for their fatherland.Emmanuel Amuneke, Michael Emenalo, Emeka Ezeugo, Efan Ekoku, Isaac Semitoje and Chidi Nwanu could not make it down to Nigeria for the ceremony. While a couple of the players present on Monday night did not make the final cut for the World Cup in America, six members of the group went ahead to join the Dream Team and return to America to conquer – by winning Africa’s men’s football gold at the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta two years later.In other for the labour of these heroes past not to be in vain, Augustine Eguavoen begged the NFF to help some of their colleagues who are yet to get the houses promised them for winning the AFCON ’94.“Five of our colleagues have died. Yekini, Uche Okafor, Thompson Olihah, Wilfred Agbonnavbare, and Steven Keshi are no more with us. We don’t want their labour to be in vain. NFF should please help us talk to the right quarter in government to release those houses for our members who are yet to get theirs,” observed the ex international fondly called Cerezo.Eguavoen insisted that it will be unfair to promise and fail. “ If any one of our dead colleagues is yet to get the house before he died, they have children they left behind. Let them get the houses.”Before the special recognition awards to this ‘Golden Generation,’Super Eagles’ stand-in captain Ahmed Musa and Super Falcons’ opposite number Onome Ebi took the big gongs as best players of the year 2018 in the male and female categories.Musa beat both Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi to the award.His second goal in the 2-0 defeat of Iceland at the World Cup in Russia was also adjudged as the Goal of the Year. He was selected ahead of the goals scored by Ighalo and a player from the domestic league.Villarreal forward in the Spanish LaLiga, Samuel Chukwueze won the Young Player of the Year category while Nasarawa Amazons player, Anam Imo won the female version. Aiteo Federation Cup winning coach, Gbenga Ogunbote was selected as Coach of the Year while Coach Thomas Dennerby who led the Super Falcons to win the 2018 women AFCON in Ghana won the female version.Akwa United FC won the Fair Play Award while Kano Pillars Supporters Club won the best supporters of 2018.President of the Nigeria Football Federation and First Vice President of CAF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, once more eulogized the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the conducive environment for football to thrive and for total support for the NFF and the various National Teams, while calling on Nigeria’s other billionaires and well-heeled companies to emulate Aiteo Group and boost the development of football in Nigeria.Aiteo, Nigeria’s leading energy solutions company also stands erect as Official Optimum Partner of the NFF and sponsors of the Federation Cup. It also bankrolls the annual African Football Awards organized by CAF. Its team on Monday night was led by Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Francis Peters and included the Executive Director, Mr. Andrew Onyearu.Business mogul and politician, Chief M. K. O. Abiola was honoured with the NFF Presidential Award, while Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his hefty support for football projects and programmes of the National Teams.Secretary-General of FIFA, Ms Fatma Samoura (the first African/first woman to occupy the position) was honoured with the NFF Order of Merit Award, as Presidents of 18 Member Associations of FIFA, the Abia State Governor (Chief Okezie Ikpeazu), the Acting Governor of Edo State (Comrade Philip Shaibu), two Governors-elect (Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Abdulrazak Abdulrahman of Kwara State) and captains of industry, political juggernauts, A-class artistes and heavyweight stakeholders of the game watched at the event.There were several members of the CAF Executive Committee, namely Dr. Danny Jordaan of South Africa, Suleiman Waberi of Djibouti, Aisha Johansen of Sierra Leone, Moses Magogo of Uganda and Sita Sangare of Burkina Faso.2ND AITEO-NFF AWARDS WINNERSYoung Player of the Year (Female): Anam ImoYoung Player of the Year (Male): Samuel ChukwuezeFair Play Award: Akwa United FCFans of the Season: Kano Pillars FC FansCoach of the Year (Female): Thomas DennerbyCoach of the Year (Male): Olugbenga OgunboteGoal of the Year: Ahmed MusaTeam of the Season: Super FalconsNFF Development Award: Channels Television (Channels Kids’ Cup)Special Recognition: Super Eagles of 1994Lifetime Achievement Award: Governor Akinwunmi AmbodeNFF Presidential Award: Chief M.K.O Abiola (of blessed memory)NFF Order of Merit Award: Fatma SamouraPlayer of the Year (Female): Onome EbiPlayer of the Year (Male): Ahmed MusaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
And then there was one.With now former assistant coach Mark Osiecki gone, only head coach Mike Eaves remains from the men’s hockey team coaching staff. Well, volunteer goaltending coach Jeff Sanger is still here, but if you want to measure his impact, just look back to the play of UW’s goalies this past season.Just kidding, Jeff.Osiecki was named head coach at Ohio State on Saturday after spending six years as an assistant at Wisconsin. UW’s other assistant, Kevin Patrick, announced in March he was leaving after the season to be head coach of a new United States Hockey League franchise.The coaching departures are another blow to a team that loses seven seniors. That’s not even counting the likely departure of Hobey Baker top-10 finalist Brendan Smith to the pros. Chances are fellow defenseman Cody Goloubef could leave, and although Ryan McDonagh was named sole team captain for the 2010-2011 season, it’s not a guarantee he’s staying.It would be a grave mistake to think the departure of Patrick and now Osiecki are small losses. It’s no discredit to Eaves, but Osiecki might have been the most important coach on the staff.“Oz” was Wisconsin’s defensive whiteboard whiz, working with the team defense and penalty kill units. The combination of Osiecki’s coaching and the pure talent in the defensive corps made the Badgers’ defense arguably the deepest, most skilled group of blueliners in the nation this season.UW slipped to 15th in the nation in team scoring defense after that April 10 debacle, but spent the better part of the year around the top 10 in that category and finished the season allowing an average of 2.58 goals per game.The Badgers finished 11th in penalty killing, with a success rate of 84.9 percent. Although it’s hard to see it from the overall percentage, UW’s penalty kill unit was usually dominant, combining an aggressive forecheck with solid positioning and a thirst for blocking shots. It wasn’t uncommon for the Badgers to outshoot opponents while on the penalty kill, and the unit created five shorthanded goals over the course of the season.But don’t take my word for it. Questions about the team’s penalty kill success usually included something along the lines of, “Oz does a great job getting the team prepared,” as part of the answer. Proof: asked about the penalty kill back on Nov. 3, 2009, Derek Stepan’s response was, “We’ve got a really good penalty kill, and with the help of Coach Oz and video, we can get the job done.” Even Eaves credited Osiecki with the success of the Badgers’ special teams.The same went for any questions about blocking shots or the team’s defense in general. Goloubef’s response after the team’s home series against Minnesota on the topic of shot blocking was, “I think that’s a big thing that coach (Osiecki) stresses is blocking pucks. Every time we block them that’s a slight chance it could have went in our net.”In addition to success at UW, Osiecki won a title with North Dakota as an assistant, coached the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL and more recently, was an assistant for Team USA’s gold medal-winning squad at the 2010 World Junior Championship.With the aforementioned seven seniors — who were all forwards — leaving, defense will likely need to be a strength for the Badgers come next season. And while Osiecki’s coaching will clearly be missed, it’s the loss of him as a recruiter that could have an even bigger impact.Oz was the recruiting coordinator at UW, and defensemen would come to Madison just as much for Osiecki as for anything else. A former title-winning defenseman with the Badgers in the late ’80s, the Burnsville, Minn. native built his reputation on blocking shots and playing hard-nosed defense.Partially as a result of Osiecki’s recruiting, Wisconsin rode a defensive corps comprised of five first- or second-round draft picks to the national title game. The lone blueliner who wasn’t drafted, freshman John Ramage, will change that this summer, as he’ll likely be a fifth-round pick or so. Part of that was his performance for the U.S. at the WJC, where his inclusion on the team was criticized initially. Osiecki campaigned hard for Ramage to make the team, putting his own reputation on the line by supporting one of his own players. Ramage responded by not taking a single penalty in the tournament and tallying three assists — including John Carlson’s game-winning goal in the title game.This would usually be the space where I suggest potential coaching hires now that there are two vacancies on the staff. But I’m not in any position to speculate on who will eventually replace Osiecki and Patrick — a lack of time and experience in the world of college hockey coaching is one of the deficiencies you face when you’re a student journalist.While I don’t know who will step into the void left by Eaves’ assistants, I hope I’ve made it clear that there will be a void and it will be a big one. The Badgers will be set behind the bench offensively with UW’s career points leader in Eaves, but finding someone to steady the Badgers when they’re in their own zone could be a daunting task.With guys like Stepan and Craig Smith returning, as well as the prospect of McDonagh finishing out his UW career, Wisconsin has enough talent to conceivably fight for another Frozen Four berth next season. But as much as any deficiencies in the 2010-2011 squad will be blamed on the departures of the class of 2010, it might be the adjustments behind the bench that become the biggest factor in the Badgers’ success or failure.Adam is a junior majoring in journalism. Agree that UW’s assistant coaching vacancies are now the team’s biggest question marks? Email him at email@example.com.
After reviewing the results of last year’s annual library survey, USC Libraries has began the process of completely overhauling its website.For the past few years, the website has been one of the top five complaints from students. USC Libraries Dean Catherine Quinlan said the website was updated continually since it was last re-designed in 2009.Quinlan noted that, when the new re-design project is completed, it will be the most significant upgrade to the website in at least five years.“We realized the technological infrastructure of the website had to be completely re-done,” Quinlan said.Online · Allie Beckemeyer, a post-baccalaureate student in the premedical program, uses the university’s libraries search engine on Tuesday while studying chemistry in the Von KleinSmid Center Library. — Alexander Harsono | Daily TrojanQuinlan said the new website is projected to be up and running by December.The project aims to enable online users to search all systems and data sources at once, gaining access to all the different sources though a single search engine. However, unlike common Internet search engines, users will gain access to domains that have been reviewed and deemed legitimate by librarians.“With Google, you don’t really know what you’re getting,” Quinlan said.Re-designing and updating the website will allow users to have easier access to information and tools that already exist, according to Quinlan.“We’ve heard from pretty much everyone that it’s hard to find things and that tools are not visible,” Quinlan said.These inconsistencies with the fundamental features of the site, particularly with the search engine, stands as a major source of frustration for some users.“I type in an author or architect and gives like 10 options before the name comes,” said Norma Maldonado, a graduate student pursuing a master’s in architecture. “I think this change will help.”Not everyone feels a rehaul is necessary, however. Some students said they think the current site is adequate for research.“I use the website for doing research for my essays,” said Xiaojie Wang, an undecided freshman. “It’s pretty clear and straightforward and I can get what I want.”Other students had a different spin on the upcoming changes, saying that no improvements were needed for the site but that increased development and refinement of the site would benefit the student body in the long run.“I don’t think it’s necessary,” said Allison Begalman, a freshman majoring in screenwriting. “It’s fine right now … [but] I guess if it’s going to help people and be more accessible, then why not?”Though the website will not necessarily include any brand-new features, university libraries are looking to improve compatibility with cell phones and tablets. It’s unclear whether the site will simply be optimized for mobile platforms or if new tools, such as a smartphone app, will be considered. Wang, for one, felt such an app would make searching the libraries’ resources much simpler for students on the go.“I would love to have iPhone apps for USC Library,” Wang said. “I already have one for the Lyon Center, so it will be way more convenient to have mobile apps.”But looking at the big picture, Hugh McHarg, the associate dean of planning and communication for USC Libraries, said the project is particularly important because the website is the primary way people interact with the library’s collection services.“Constantly improving [the website] is always important to us and always a priority,” McHarg said. “We want to find a way to bring all [the library’s] resources together so the website is more consistent and accessible.”Quinlan said the new site should help students to finally be able to access the information with ease.“I’m most excited to make it easier for students to use the resources that we acquire so thoughtfully for them,” Quinlan said. “It frustrates me that we find all these resources and then people cannot find them.”