OSU opens as 10.5-point favorite in Bedlam

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first_imgUSATSI_5769064_154512258_lowresPhoto Attribution: USATSI10.5 points is a big line against a 9-2 team, but especially in Bedlam.I’m actually kind of surprised. I thought it would be seven, maybe eight at the most.But 10.5?!Here are the last eight Bedlam lines, which team covered, and which team won:2005: OU by 19 in Norman — OU won and covered2006: OU by five in Stillwater — OU won and covered2007: OU by 13 in Norman — OU won and covered2008: OU by seven in Stillwater — OU won and covered2009: OU by eight in Norman — OU won and covered2010: Oklahoma State by two in Stillwater — OU won and covered2011: Oklahoma State by three in Stillwater — OSU won and covered2012: OU by six in Norman — OU won, OSU covered2013: Oklahoma State by 10.5 in Stillwater — ???OSU has only covered twice and won once in the Gundy era.I’ll say it gets its second win this Saturday but not its third cover.Also, this is the third-biggest Bedlam line during the Gundy era but the other two (OU in 2005 and 2007) were against not good OSU teams. Pokes were 4-6 going into that 2005 game and 6-5 going into 2007.Again, OU is 9-2 and ranked No. 18.Finally, not only is this a big Bedlam line, it’s one of the 15 biggest lines of the Big 12 era for Gundy — and most of the other ones were Kansas, Baylor, or Iowa State.Curious, to say the least.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

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first_imgRound 1 of the South East Queensland Junior Tri-Series starts this weekend, May 21st. It’s being held at Redlands, with rounds 2 and 3 to be held at Toowoomba and then the Gold Coast. For the South East, South and South West junior sides competing, it’s great preparation for the Queensland Junior State Cup coming up in July. Welcome to the post-Mothers Day edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, where we say thanks to all mums out there and also happy birthday to TFA’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Thompson, we hope you have a great day today…but back to Touch, there’s plenty happening, so make sure you have a read…and for all Australian Senior Squad members, remember your deposits for the World Cup are due today! For all the news click on ‘more’ below… If you’re interested in the full version of each match, TFA will also be selling copies of all 3 matches in full, complete with the referees talk during the match. These copies will not be professionally packaged or have commentary, they will simply be the raw footage of each final and the referees who had a microphone on during the final. TFA hope this will be a valuable resource for coaches, referees and players to use in development of the sport or their own skills. These will also be priced around $20-25. Copies of the NTL package shown on Fox are on their way to the office, while the price has yet to be determined, it’s estimated they will be available for purchase for around $20-25. On the topic of sales, the TFA online merchandise shop has been closed for some time, but is very close to being opened! TFA have recently finalised the financial gateway to be used and will be uploading resources, referees gear and other merchandise into the shop. An announcement will be made on the TFA homepage when the shop is open for business. Touch Football South Australia is calling for coaches and assistant coaches for their State 18 Years Boys team, 12 Years Girls team and 14 Years Boys team and also 14 Years Girls team. If you want more information on these teams and their tour dates/destinations, please contact Touch SA on (08) 8373 3222. TFA have recently announced a new sponsor, ESUS footwear. Over the coming weeks we will be distributing information on the company, the partnership, their shoes and when sales will begin. Both ESUS and TFA are preparing to launch the Touch Football shoes, check out www.esus.com.au if you’re after some information on the shoes themselves and keep your eye on the TFA website over the coming weeks.center_img Unfortunately the BMTA fundraiser for Touch in North Queensland has had to be postponed, early indications are that it will take place in the coming months, for more information contact manager@bmta.com.au. This will allow organisers more time to get everything ready and teams more time get themselves together. Touch West are holding their Board of Management meeting on Saturday 10th June, while Southern Districts Touch Association in Western Australia are holding their AGM on Tuesday 30th May. If you’re interested in either of these meetings, check out www.touchwest.com NSW Touch are holding an AusTouch leaders course, at no cost to participants, on Sunday 18th June at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club, from 9am-1pm. AusTouch is TFA’s junior program allowing kids to experience the skills of Touch and providing a pathway for a fun and safe experience of the sport. If you are interested in taking part, contact Daniel Rushworth on (02) 9558 9333. While the talk on the Soccer World Cup heats up, so do preparations for the Touch Football World Cup in South Africa, 2007. The tournament is being held in Stellenbosch, which is approximately 40km east of Cape Town and will be from January 17-20. The Open National Training Squads (NTS) have already been announced, with the final sides to be announced in late August, after a training camp in July. The Senior Squads will be announced in late May, with their deposits due to the TFA office TODAY. The NSW Country Championships are being held at Dubbo on May 27-28. The draft draw is now available; simply click on www.nswtouch.com.au for all the details.last_img read more

Photo: NFL-Bound Florida DL Dante Fowler Took Out An Ad In The Gainesville Sun Thanking #GatorNation

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first_imgDante Fowler interacting with Florida Gators fans.KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 4: Dante Fowler Jr. #6 of the Florida Gators gestures toward fans in the closing seconds of the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Florida defeated Tennessee 10-9. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Dante Fowler’s time as a Florida football player is over, as the junior defensive lineman is headed to the NFL. Fowler, a potential first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, won’t be leaving Florida without saying “thank you” to all the fans who supported him during his time in Gainesville, Fla. The 6-foot-3, 261-pound defensive end took out an ad in Friday’s Gainesville Sun expressing gratitude to all of Gator Nation. Very cool from @TheDanteFowler6, thanking the #GatorNation with an ad in today’s @GainesvilleSun @Gator_sports pic.twitter.com/G3RwAjHPtB— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) January 30, 2015Well done, Dante. Fowler, a possible outside linebacker at the next level, is projected to go 13th overall to New Orleans in NFL.com’s latest mock draft.last_img read more

Athletes say Batras CWG pullout call unacceptable heartbreaking

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first_imgNew Delhi: The athletes reacted with anger but the officialdom chose to weigh its words before responding to Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra’s assertion that the Commonwealth Games is a waste of time and the country should consider a permanent pullout. Batra, while speaking at an event in Bengaluru on Tuesday, said the level of competition at the CWG is not particularly high and that India should consider a pullout to improve its own standards. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe statement has context as Batra had earlier called for an Indian boycott of the 2022 CWG in Birmingham over the axing of shooting from the Games program due to logistical issues. Shooting has been a major contributor to India’s CWG tally and the nation stands second, with 134 medals, in the overall count won from the sport. “It is not acceptable,” said one of India’s currently most successful table tennis players G Sathiyan, who claimed two silvers and a bronze in the 2018 edition in Gold Coast. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersThe shooting fraternity chose to sidestep queries on Batra’s comment but others were upfront. Boxing star Vijender Singh, who is the first and only male pugilist with an Olympic medal to his credit, said Batra’s statement is heartbreaking as it undermines athletes’ hard work. “It is heartbreaking. By this logic, India should not send teams to invitational tournaments either because the level of competition is not like the Olympics or the world championship even there,” said the boxer who has two silver and a bronze from the three CWGs he competed in. “Why belittle the athletes’ achievements? And in any case, CWG has strong boxing nations such as England and Ireland in fray,” he added. The 2014 Glasgow CWG gold-medallist shuttler Parupalli Kashyap also differed with Batra, who also heads the International Hockey Federation (FIH). “It is ridiculous to think of boycotting the Commonwealth Games. I don’t think the standard is low. I didn’t have it easy when I beat all these players during the 2010 edition (when he won bronze) and the 2014 Games,” he recalled. “It is not like we are winning all the gold medals. Even in badminton, there are teams like Malaysia, England who are tough,” he added. In fact, 2010 CWG gold-medallist discus thrower Krishna Poonia said the Commonwealth competition in athletics is stiffer than the Asian Games, which is generally perceived to be tougher by the sporting fraternity. “For athletics, CWG is world-class, the competition is of higher level than the Asian Games,” she said. A top official from the national federation of a prominent Olympic sport asked if Batra would deem the competition good enough if shooting is brought back. “Someone should ask him will the CWG regain significance if shooting is accepted back on the roster. May be he will have a different view to offer,” the official said. “Why deride the athletes who have worked hard for their medals at CWG because you are unhappy about the exclusion of one sport? CWG won’t die if India pulls out,” he added. Two-time CWG gold-medallist weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam said a medal at the Games provides job security to a lot of athletes and that shouldn’t be taken away. “I am completely against the pullout. The Commonwealth Games are a big event for us. Medal-winning performances in the CWG bring a lot of incentives like jobs and money etc. So for us, this competition is important,” he said. Former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal, who was part of the 1980 Olympic gold medal-winning team, was surprised by Batra’s comment. “That’s a ridiculous statement coming from a man who is holding numerous important positions in national as well as international sports federations,” he said. “Commonwealth Games is the biggest competition after Olympics in terms of participation of countries. 72 countries took part in the last Commonwealth Games. And if you talk about hockey, all top nations like Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain are there,” he added. A more guarded response came from the Wrestling federation. The sport contributes massively to India’s medal tally at CWGs and its President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said the grapplers are eager to continue at the quadrennial showpiece. “The general view of the wrestling fraternity is that the athletes want to compete, whatever the tournament is,” he said.last_img read more

Business can not be false promises

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in order to attract customers, to reach a deal, and now many sellers will give a promise. However, when the goods once sold, not Renzhang things happen. Who does not stand, no more difficult business letter, everyone knows the truth, and everyone in every day, but once the interests and reputation of the contradictions, or a large number of people with interests, the promise, credit aside.

in recent years, consumers in the media can often see some businesses to make some kind of commitment to consumers, such as lifetime warranty, lifelong free service, etc.. For the time being, regardless of the authenticity of such commitment, on the word life, in theory, such a formulation is extremely unscientific, a little absolute. From a practical point of view, it is impossible. So, some of the so-called lifelong commitment to consumers, in the end how much credibility, it is worthy of suspicion of consumers. Many facts have proved that the so-called "lifetime warranty", "lifelong service" commitment is impossible. read more