Muffet McGraw announces retirement from Notre Dame

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Google+ Google+ Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw looks on as a videoboard highlights her 900 career coaching wins following the team’s victory over Lehigh in an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin) It’s the end of an era at the University of Notre Dame.Women’s Head Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw announced Wednesday that she will be stepping down after three decades with the school, an incredible run by any metric. Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Muffet McGraw announces retirement from Notre Damecenter_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/iGIrJsz7ie— Muffet McGraw (@MuffetMcGraw) April 22, 2020McGraw has a record of 905–272 over 32 seasons, and led the Fighting Irish to nine Final Fours, seven championship game appearances, and a pair of National Championships in 2001 and 2018.The 64-year-old McGraw became the 13th woman inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. She won 936 games, with 842 coming at Notre Dame.McGraw is one of five Division I men’s or women’s basketball coaches with at least 930 wins, nine Final Fours and multiple titles.Niele Ivey, from the Irish Class of 2000, has been announced as the new Women’s Basketball Coach. She had been an assistant coach for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies. By Tommie Lee – April 22, 2020 1 822 WhatsApp Previous articleRep. Banks introduces bill to warn consumers of apps created in security-risk countriesNext articleLogansport meat plant closing after workers contract virus Tommie Leelast_img read more

Sledding benefits fund

first_imgStudents found a way to put South Bend snow to good use Saturday, racing down South Quad on improvised “dog sleds” for the third annual I-Domer-Rod to benefit the Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund. Fisher, Lyons and Pangborn Halls co-sponsored the event, but competition was open to participants from all across campus. Sophomore Maggie Rohlk, an organizer of the I-Domer-Rod, said the event was an opportunity to benefit a good cause while having fun. “What better way to support charity than dogsled racing?” Rohlk said. Senior Allie Rauh, a resident assistant in Walsh Hall, used the event as a bonding activity for her section. “I-Domer-Rod was a really fun thing to do with the girls in my section and my sister,” Rauh said. Sophomore Emma Terhaar said Lyons made the event into a competition between sections by giving the girls the opportunity to earn points for their section by participating in the event. While that incentive was valid regardless of the race’s outcome, Terhaar said her team came to win. “The concept of pulling people on sleds like dogs was very attractive for me,” Terhaar said. “I’m planning to use precision and power to achieve maximum aerodynamics and win the race.” Pangborn freshman Gracie Gallagher said she participated because the event offered a fun way to exercise. “It’s a good way to get some exercise and some laughter,” Gallagher said. While students came for a number of reasons, Rohlk said it’s fundamentally about benefitting the Fund, which was the impetus for its establishment three years ago. “Fisher is one of the founding sponsors, and the first year [of I-Domer-Rod] took place as soon as the creation of the Declan Sullivan Memorial Fund,” Rohlk said. Contact Meg Handelman at [email protected]last_img read more

Lake Grove, Terryville Armed Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions during which victims were pistol whipped four days and nearly nine miles apart in Lake Grove and Terryville last week, authorities said.In the first case, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, broke into an Oliver Street home in Terryville, hit the victim in the head with the gun and stole a cell phone at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, police said.Then at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, two suspects armed with handguns forced a victim into a house on Smith Road in Lake Grove and also hit the victim in the head with a gun, police said.It was unclear if the assailants in the second case stole anything before they fled the scene.Police have not made any arrests in either case. Descriptions of the suspects were not available. Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

Congress employee dies of COVID-19; death toll rises to 12

first_imgBased on the latest data from theDepartment of Health, there were 140 positive cases of COVID-19 infection inthe country with 12 deaths as of Sunday./PN MANILA – A House of Representativesemployee, who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), havepassed away on Sunday morning, according to PBA party-list RepresentativeJericho Nograles. “‘Yungimportante dito ay dapat maisagawa na ang contact tracing at sana ang House of Representatives ay maging transparent dito para maging example naman ito sa lahat ng mga kompanya,” hesaid. “Nalulungkotang buong Kamara de Representantes. At the same time, nababahala din kami at kinakabahan din kami kung sino ba ang kaniyangmga nakausap,” Nograles said in an interview with DZBB. Nograles added that, following the deathof the employee, the House leadership should immediately conduct contacttracing as to whom have a direct contact with the COVID-19 patient. “Itoay kasama sa panawagan ng Pangulo na dapat transparent tayo at dapat aware tayo,”he added. Nograles said Sunday the unnamed employeedied at around 1:45 a.m. – making her the ninth casualty from COVID-19 in thecountry.last_img read more

Logistics Delay D’Tigress Arrival in Lagos

first_imgThe national women’s senior team, the D’Tigress, failed to arrive Lagos yesterday from the United States of America to continue the build up to the FIBA 2018 World Cup due to logistic reasons.According to an earlier schedule released by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), D’Tigress who are currently in Atlanta, USA, were to arrive Lagos on Tuesday night but flight cancellations forced the stay back.NBBF Board Member, Col. Sam Ahmedu (rtd) who is with the team said, “There are no suitable flights as their travel plans are being done all the way to Spain for ease of movement of the players.” Since the team’s movement is hinged on availability of flight, Ahmedu admitted that no date has been fixed for the team’s arrival in Lagos for now.“We are aware that a lot of people are eager to see the team train back home, but the continued delay is nobody’s fault,” Ahmedu continued.He assured basketball stakeholders that the delay will in no way affect the team’s training as the Coach Otis Hughley-led technical crew have continued with their training sessions as they await the next directive.The current African champion will tip off their World Cup campaign against Australia on Saturday, September 22 at the Arena Santiago Martin, San Cristobal De La Laguna, Spain.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

English amateur trio qualify for The Open

first_img1 Jul 2015 English amateur trio qualify for The Open England internationals Paul Kinnear and Ben Taylor and Somerset’s Alister Balcombe are among five amateurs who claimed places in The Open at St Andrews in yesterday’s final qualifying.They are joined by two other amateurs, Irishman Paul Dunne, who won the event at Woburn, and American Jordan Niebrugge.Taylor (pictured top, image © Leaderboard Photography) and Balcombe shared top spot at Royal Cinque Ports in Kent with professional Gary Boyd after they all scored five-under par over 36 holes.Meanwhile, Kinnear came through at Gailes Links and was emotional after joining professionals Mark Young and New Zealander Ryan Fox.The 20-year old from Formby said afterwards: “I was shaking over my three-foot birdie putt (at the last). It was awful waiting around to see if I was going to get into a play-off and I think that’s why all the emotions have come flooding out.” Kinnear was the leading Englishman at last week’s Brabazon Trophy, supported by Your Golf Travel, where he tied third.Taylor, 23 and a plus-five handicapper from Walton Heath, has just finished his studies at Louisiana State University and also had a top ten finish at the Brabazon. He birdied three of his last seven holes for a 67.“I putted out really well from six feet and that’s so important down the stretch when you are trying to qualify for The Open. I knew that putt at the last was to go five-under and made myself hole it.“I’ve just finished college and I might go to qualifying in America at the end of the year but this summer is about trying to make the Walker Cup at Lytham and making The Open at St Andrews as an amateur is a dream.”Balcombe, a 19-year-old from Clevedon with a plus-three handicap, said: “I was in the clubhouse at Clevedon just before the Regional Qualifier (last week) and saw a picture of the 18th at St Andrews.“I thought how great it would be to be a part of that. I’ve never played the Old Course, so I’m looking forward to the experience.”For scoring and more information visit TheOpen.comlast_img read more

City League Roundup…Perry knocks off Allderdice in final seconds

first_img“Allderdice is a big, strong team,” Perry head coach Marco Corona said. “They played into our strengths as we are a quicker and faster team. We endured and persevered throughout and that is the main thing that led us to a win.”The Dragons were led by Ishmail Swain with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Justin Dobbs and Ben Mickens each added 12 points. “Our slogan on this team is “HAWK-D,” said Allderdice head coach Andre McDonald. “One thing that I can complement our team on is our aggressive intensity on defense and I just like their hard work on each transition. But my hat goes off to Perry. They played like the defending champs that they are.”Perry was down by 10 at the beginning of the fourth quarter before they mounted a comeback led by Harrington. Their junior point guard, Marcus Smith, was slowed down by back spasms and as a result, was held scoreless. He is among the team leaders in scoring this season, averaging more than 17 points a game.Oliver 55, Gateway 45The Bears took care of business against quad-A giant Gateway Jan. 31 at the Pittsburgh Basketball Classic on the campus of Robert Morris University. They have established themselves as one of the teams to beat in the City as they hold the second-best overall and conference records in the league.“We were down two at the half and we wanted to come out and step up things in the second half,” said Oliver head coach Carey White. “That’s what we did. We came out in that second half and started executing. Our defense started taking over and we started to force them into making bad decisions on offense.”Oliver’s senior guard Evan Schell led the way for the Bears with 26 points, including a game-high 7  from behind the arc. Delvon Murray helped the cause with 12 and Phil Ferguson added 11.They made 10 of 13 foul shots in the game, all coming in the fourth quarter.“When it came down to it, we were able to hit the big shots,” said White. “I can’t say enough about our team’s confidence going down the stretch, which makes me excited about what I saw out there.”Craig Banks and Tyler Scott each had 11 points to lead Gateway.Other results:Jan. 26Allderdice 62, Schenley 50Top scorers: (S) Brandon Johnson, 13; Walter Tyler, 12; (A) Justin Dobbs, 16; Brandon McClester, 15; Ben Mickens, 14Carrick 53, Peabody 41Top scorers: (P) Adeneyi Oshoko, 9; (C) Jordan Wilson, 17; Travis Lewis, 13; Rasheed McKamey, 12.Oliver 70, Langley 40Top scorers: (O) Evan Schell, 15; Phil Ferguson, 12; (L) Ronald Carson, 9; Jason McGinnis, 9.Perry 71, Brashear 62Top scorers: (P) Daryl Harrington, 26; Marcus Smith, 16; (B) Henri Chatman, 21; Todd Brown, 15; Elijah Peterson, 13Jan. 29Schenley 92, Westinghouse 59Top scorers: (W) Marcus Falls, 29; Isaiah Naylor, 12; (S) Brandon Johnson, 31; Alonzo Murphy, 14; Camerin Nesbit, 12; Arthur Smith, 12; Mike Robinson, 10Peabody 64, Brashear 53High scorers (B) Henri Chatman, 30; (P) Sharod Green, 17; Adeneyi Oshoko, 16; Marzell Baskins, 10; Rudy Freeman, 10Boys StandingsTeam     Conf.     OverallPerry     10-0        14-1Oliver      8-2        11-4Allderdice      7-3        10-5Peabody      5-5        5-10Westinghouse      4-6        7-9Carrick      4-6        7-9Schenley      4-6        6-9Brashear      2-8        2-13Langley      0-9        0-14Upcoming GamesFeb. 53:15 p.m., Carrick at Perry7:30 p.m., Brashear at Schenley, Allderdice at Westinghouse, Langley at PeabodyWestinghouse girls stillholding on strongAs for the girls, the Lady Bulldogs of Westinghouse are still holding their own and are looking to be a prime target for defeat in the league, going down the stretch. They are cruising right now and are currently on a seven-game winning streak. They are also tied with Allderdice and Perry with eight conference wins.Their only loss in the City was to Allderdice back on Jan. 5 at home.“We understand that everything is equal this year,” said Westinghouse head coach Phyllis Jones. “One thing we are doing that is good is we’re keeping focused. We understand that there is a prize at the end of this in which we have to obtain before it’s all said and done.”Perry still holds the third place spot in the City.ResultsJan. 26Allderdice 55, Schenley 36Top scorers: (A) Janay Bottoms, 20; Lanise Saunders, 13; (S) London McCoy, 13Carrick 50, Peabody 37Top scorers: (C) Angel Gould, 19; Megan  Ziegler, 14; (P) Semaj Pamplin, 22Perry 60, Brashear 46Top scorers: (B) Nautica Buchanan, 13; Antwanette Williams, 10; (P) Dashawna Carey, 23; Marritta Gillcrease, 16; Chelsey Anderson, 10Jan. 29Brashear 69, Peabody 23Top scorers: (P)  Terrah Moore, 8; (B) Nautica Buchanan, 18; Nyasia Middleton, 17; Ashley Albright, 17Carrick 44, Oliver 13Top scorers: (O) Tay’Rah Scott, 11; (C) Angel Gould, 15Perry 53, Allderdice 46Top scorers: (P) Marritta Gillcrease, 17; Ashia Regan, 16; DaShawna Carey, 11; (A) Janay Bottoms, 16; DaJai Beasley, 14; Lanise Saunders, 10Westinghouse 46, Schenley 39Top scorers: (S) London McCoy, 15; Chaunice Lightfoot, 11Girls StandingsTeam    Conf.    OverallWestinghouse     8-1       11-3Allderdice     8-2       11-4Perry     8-2       8-8Brashear     6-4       7-8Schenley     5-5       6-9Carrick     5-5       5-8Langley     3-6       4-7Oliver     1-9        1-14Peabody     0-10       0-15Upcoming GamesFeb. 53:15 p.m., Peabody at Langley, Perry at  Carrick, Schenley at  Brashear7:30 p.m., Westinghouse at Allderdice Harrington finished with a game-high 23 points. He also hit  9 consecutive shots from the line, only missing on his very first attempt. James Bulls helped out things with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Greg McGhee also came through for Perry with 12 points. Perry continues to shock its opponents with another last-second victory, most recently at home over Allderdice Jan. 29 to stay undefeated in City League play.Two foul shots by Perry’s Daryl Harrington with five seconds left was the difference and helped the Commodores to a 59-58 victory.“I wasn’t nervous,” said Harrington. “I’d been in the same predicament in the past, but I didn’t have the same results. I was determined that this time and times in the future would turn out differently.”center_img MR. CLUTCH— Daryl Harrington hit two free throws with five seconds left to give Perry a 59-58 win over Allderdice Jan. 29. Harrington led Perry in scoring with 23 points as the Commodores remained undefeated in City League play. last_img read more

KIJHL teams struggle to finalize rosters after BCHL pushes back start of regular season

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsA decision by B.C. Hockey League governors to delay the start of the regular season has thrown a serious monkey wrench into the way Kootenay International Junior Hockey League coaches select their teams.In years past BCHL rosters would have been set by the second week of September allowing KIJHL teams the opportunity to fill out their respective teams with released players.However, this season BCHL brass decided to delay the start of the season until September 23rd a full 13 days later than the start of the 2010-11 campaign.“All of us Junior B teams are waiting for our vets or kids we’ve talked and recruited to when they are coming down the pipe,” Leaf coach and GM Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily Sunday afternoon following practice at the NDCC Arena.Maida has committed to 16 skaters and one goalie — veteran puck stopper Andrew Walton along with a handful of 17-year-old players making the Leafs one of the youngest teams in the league.“We’re all in the same boat,” said Maida. “I’ve been talking to a lot of the teams and we’re all waiting.”“There are teams that are getting kids back now which allows them to make other decisions on kids who have tried out,” Maida added.“But for most of us it’s a new learning curve, especially me having just taken over the team six weeks ago.”The current situation means there could be more exhibition-like games when the KIJHL begins play Friday with ten games.“We’re going to leave a couple of spots open for players released from BCHL teams,” Maida said.“(Because) once we commit to school kids they’re here for the season so we don’t want to over commit ourselves. We want to save spots for those players we think we’re going to get back.”Maida did release six players during the weekend.Gone are forwards Dallas Barker and Joel Marte, defencemen Brandon Smith and Morgan Parker along with goalies Sam Monk and Treeman Kirka.All the players, except for Smith, were 17-year-old players. Smith is 16.Hogg awaits deal back to OkanaganThe Nelson Leafs currently have only one goalie remaining in camp as last season’s starter Darren Hogg remains at home in the Okanagan waiting on a trade.“Darren wants to play in the Okanagan,” Leaf coach Frank Maida said. “Teams in the league know he’s up for a trade but I haven’t had anyone contact me yet.”Hogg made the Kootenay Conference Prospects Team last season and was tearing up the league before getting injured during a road trip in Golden.The injury was season ending forcing the Leafs to go with Marcus Beasley for the remainder of the [email protected]last_img read more

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER NYQUIST RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA; BRILLIANT SON OF UNCLE MO TO ARRIVE AT TRAINER O’NEILL’S BARN AT APROXIMATELY 6 P.M. PDT

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2016)–Undefeated through victories in both the Florida and Kentucky Derbies prior to tasting defeat for the first time in the Preakness Stakes on May 21, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Nyquist is scheduled to return to O’Neill’s Barn 88 at Santa Anita at approximately 6:30 p.m. PDT.Ensconced at Pimlico Race Course just outside Baltimore since the Grade I Preakness, Nyquist, who’s flight was delayed by one hour this morning, left Baltimore at 12 noon EDT. His flight touched down briefly in Lexington, Ky., and is currently en route, along with his regular groom Elias Anaya, to nearby LA/Ontario International Airport, which is located 33 miles east of Santa Anita.Owned by J. Paul Reddam, last year’s Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Male, Nyquist, who became the fourth Southern California or Santa Anita-based horse to win the Kentucky Derby in the last five years, ended up a gallant third, beaten 3 ½ lengths by 2016 Santa Anita Derby winner Exaggerator in the Preakness. The Kentucky-bred colt by Uncle Mo now has eight wins from nine overall starts and has earnings of $5,119,200.Although immediate plans for Nyquist have not been announced, his ultimate objective this year is the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, to be run at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.last_img read more

UCF commemorates International chess day with tournament

first_imgSome of the players in action at the Source Gardens in Jinja (Photo by Abraham Mutalebwa)Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) commemorated the International chess day with a Tournament held in Jinga this past weekend.The one day event took place at the Source Gardens with a turn up of 15 clubs  that included  Bunamwaya chess club, Chess Warriors-MUBS ,Lweza Chess club, Dmark chess club, BCLA Academy, Kireka Chess Club, Mulago Rooks ,UCU Queens, Jinja Knights, West Nile chess Club, Mulago Overs chess club, Mengo Chess Club, Gambit and Kireka Panthers  .D Mark Chess Club were Crowned as the overall winners fending off stiff competition from Chess Warriors who took the finished second.Dmark’s Patrick Kawuma won the tournament with 12.5 points and in process scooped the Gold Medal; Joshua Katumba took Silver while Moses Muwanga went home with the Bronze.In the ladies category Ndagire Mary Kevin triumphed as winner with 6 points and doubled as the best young achiever in the game, Nakabo Penina won Silver with 5 points and  Naddya Benita took the Bronze.Mr.Ategeka Henry the Secretary General for the Uganda Chess Federation thanked the various clubs that participated in this tournament and appreciated players like Saviour Ayiokoko who travelled from West Nile take part in the competition.Comments Tags: chessUganda Chess Associationlast_img read more