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Badgers to use bye week to heal

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)It’s been a scintillating last few weeks for the Wisconsin Badgers football team. After an emotional dismantling of then-No. 1 Ohio State, the Badgers picked up a scrappy win over Iowa in a tough road environment at Kinnick Stadium, despite a rash of injuries to key players. The entire program is riding on a high tide with increased confidence in its big-game performance and media attention, leading some sports journalists to proclaim the Wisconsin football program has made the proverbial leap from good to great.A chance to heal Rather than getting caught up in all of the hype, though, the Badgers are seeing their bye week as a chance to rest, heal and prepare for the final stretch of regular season games.“You take a chance to breathe, which I think is really important,” head coach Bret Bielema said.The bye week also comes at a crucial time for the Badgers to physically recover. During the Iowa game, two of Wisconsin’s most explosive offensive players went down with injuries: Tight end Lance Kendricks and explosive freshman running back James White. Receiver Nick Toon also missed the entire game with a thigh injury.“We’ll turn our attention to mainly getting ourselves healthy,” Bielema said.The good news is that Toon will be back as practice starts up again and the injuries to Kendricks and White were not as severe as they looked on the field. White’s injury looked especially severe, as his knee was caught under a defender and bent in a very awkward position. It appears Toon will be back for the Purdue game Nov. 6, and depending on how White’s sprained knee feels, he may play against Purdue as well.“How James comes back may or may not have him involved in next week’s gameplan,” Bielema said. Offensive lineman Josh Oglesby appears to be out for the season, which hurts the Badgers’ stout offensive line a bit. Oglesby will have surgery within the next two weeks.Playmakers White’s dazzling agility and speed have been a brilliant complement to the power running of starter John Clay. However, the Badgers can be patient in bringing White back with the re-emergence of sophomore back Montee Ball. Ball had a promising season last year as a freshman with nearly 400 yards backing up John Clay. He has seen his carries decrease this year with White exploding onto the scene, but with White out late in the Iowa game, Ball stepped up with several key receptions on third-downs and ran in the game-winning touchdown.There are obvious playmakers for UW, as Kendricks, Clay and defensive end J.J. Watt have all been spectacular. Watt, in particular, has been a force the past two weeks in key situations, putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Ricky Stanzi.“J.J. has developed into something beyond what anybody could think of coming in,” Bielema said.But for UW to beat OSU and Iowa back-to-back, less-heralded players needed to step up and perform well. One of those players for the Badgers has been fullback Bradie Ewing. Bielema was pleased with the fullback’s maturation and performance.“He’s playing very mean,” Bielema said. “He’s very aggressive in what he’s doing, and he’s learned to block on the move a lot better.”Quarterback Scott Tolzien’s play and leadership have also impressed Bielema. Despite throwing a costly interception in both games, he rebounded well and led the team on crucial drives in the fourth quarter.“I always knew he was great,” Bielema said. “He’s always going to have great academics. He’s always going to say the right things. He’s always going to do the right things. But when things are hard or you have a bad play, how are you gonna respond”?According to Bielema, Tolzien has responded perfectly.last_img read more

Rose Ladies Series: The Price is right for England’s Emily

first_img15 Jul 2020 Rose Ladies Series: The Price is right for England’s Emily Tags: Emily Price, Rose Ladies Series Emily Price will fly the flag for the amateur game tomorrow in the fifth event of the Rose Ladies Series.The former England girls’ international is the only non-professional in the field for the event staged at the JCB Golf and Country Club in Staffordshire.The Kent State University student will line up alongside stars of the women’s game including Charley Hull, Meghan MacLaren and back-to-back series winner Gemma Dryburgh.Price goes into the event in a rich vein of form.Earlier this month, the 20-year-old broke the course record at Ludlow Golf Club with a five under par round of 66.Price has progressed quickly up the amateur rankings and currently stands at 105 in the world.On completing her studies in 2022, Price has targeted a move into professional golf with Q School followed by life on tour her ultimate aim.The Worcestershire golfer became the second youngest winner of the English Women’s Stroke Play title in 2016 when – at the age of 16 – she won the title at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club.Price will be hoping to keep up the fine record of amateurs competing at Rose Ladies Series events.In the four previous tournaments, at least one amateur has claimed a top-ten finish.The Rose Ladies Series is the brainchild of England Golf ambassador Justin Rose and his wife Kate who were keen to support the restart of golf after the disruption to play caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.The former US Open winner and current Olympic champion has sponsored a series of seven events leading up to a grand final played in three stages between August 5-7.For scoring updates, follow the England Golf Twitter feed and look out for reports and highlights on Sky Sports Golf.last_img read more

Is a Food Truck Park In Store for Sandy Hook?

first_imgThough the National Park Service is interested in growing its food truck program, Yun was adamant that it would be in combination with a newly designed, permanent food-service facility, “to preserve some of the magic of the Sea Gull’s Nest.” Maintenance to the site was officially off the table once the concessionaire was unable to fund the cost of those repairs. A settlement with the park service was sought, upon which the contract was cancelled by mutual agreement later that year. The city of Asbury Park has also embraced the concept. But according to the National Park Service, the dilapidated structure’s demolition has left a blank canvas for something new to rise in its place. The development would have to be something that could structurally withstand a weather event similar to Sandy, or possibly, something that could outrun it. The Sandy-inflicted damage to the Sea Gull’s Nest was substantial but, according to Yun, at first the park service believed the structure could be rehabilitated. MIDDLETOWN –Super Storm Sandy claimed another victim this month when the iconic Sandy Hook watering hole and eatery, the Sea Gull’s Nest, was torn down. Yun noted the National Park Service has already implemented asimilar setup – a permanent and resilient structure with food truck selections– at its properties in Jamaica Bay, Queens and Staten Island. Daphne Yun, Gateway National Recreation Area public affairsspecialist, did not rule out an expansion of Sandy Hook’s food truck offerings. “My favorite food truck area is North Eats,” Middletown resident Ed Norris said near the site of a bulldozed Sea Gull’s Nest, referencing Asbury Park’s outdoor boardwalk food court, featuring a rotating cast of some of the area’s favorite food truck vendors. “They always have a good variety and you can’t beat the setting. If something like that could happen here, I’m sure it would be popular.” However, Yun added that the design of a fully-operational,dine-in restaurant setting would need significant tweaking if the facilityhopes to survive another catastrophic weather event like Sandy.center_img Expanded food truck offerings are being discussed, as is the construction of a more resilient and possibly removable, facility. The park service said its focus is to design with future severe weather events in mind. Photo by Chris Rotolo That was until an engineer was brought in to evaluate thesite in 2013 and determined the foundation to be irreparably damaged. The food truck craze has found a home in the Two River-area,with popular springtime events like the Middletown High School South Food TruckFest, Keansburg’s Taste of Spring Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival and thelarger, more diverse Jersey Shore Food Truck festival at Monmouth Park emergingas annual seasonal staples. “We definitely want to have some kind of structure there, onethat meets the needs of the beach patrons and has some of the same magic, butat the same time it will need to be more resilient. That could mean somethingwith a flow-through design, or something with components that can be removed,”Yun said. “We have had a couple of food trucks there over the past fewyears. It was something we started experimenting with in 2014 and we’d like tocontinue, and possibly grow that model in cooperation with some kind ofstructure,” Yun said. “This is a wistful moment in our hurricane recovery process,” Sandy Hook superintendent Jen Nersesian said in a media release. “Many good times were had watching the sunset from that deck. But it is a step forward to the next stage of building back, and building stronger and smarter for the future.” “We’ve had to consider the future while redesigning theseareas,” Yun said. “Altogether we have 60 miles of coastline that suffered lotsof damage. Resilient designs have been the key for us.” This article was first published in the May 16-22, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $40,304 INTO FRIDAY; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $250,000

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 3, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $40,304 into Friday at Santa Anita and it is expected Friday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $250,000.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday is at 1 p.m. The Pick Six will begin with race three, with approximate post time at 2 p.m. PT.For complete morning line information and late changes, please visit santaanita.com.last_img