Southland Gives Back: McNeese

first_imgAs part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. Athletes from all 16 sports were involved to help donate more than 250 items. “The Toy Drive collects and distributes toys as gifts to needy children in the community during the Christmas season,” said SAAC’s Coordinator Alex Haley. “The goal is to get full participation from the administrative staff, athletes, coaches and fans. The community has been supportive of our McNeese family over the years and this is our opportunity to give back.” Toy collections were placed at all home athletic events beginning in November. The Pokes partnered with A.A. Nelson Elementary School students, who were asked to bring a toy for the campaign.center_img LAKE CHARLES, La. – In what has become one of the biggest traditions over the last few years, the McNeese Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again took part in the Southland Conference’s “Southland Gives Back” initiative to provide holiday cheer to those in the surrounding Lake Area. McNeese athletes from various sports spent the last month and a half collecting toys for its annual Toy Drive by promoting the event across the community through social media efforts as well as different toy drives at athletic events on campus.last_img read more

McNeese Inks Head Softball Coach James Landreneau to New Contract

first_img“We’re dedicated to keeping him here long term. He’s very deserving of this agreement.” Under Landreneau, the Cowgirl program appeared in a major national poll for the first time in school history at the start of the 2018 season when they ranked 24th in the USA Today/NFCA poll and 23rd in the Fastpitch News Top 25. LAKE CHARLES, La. – McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill, on Friday, announced the signing of a new three-year contract for Cowgirl softball coach James Landreneau. “I am grateful for all the players and coaches that have come through and contributed to the success of our team. Our goal will continue to be to prepare our student-athletes for life after sports as well as building a program that our McNeese community can be proud of.” Also that year, the Cowgirls defeated the eventual national champion in Florida State, ranked No. 9 at the time, as well as getting wins over nationally ranked Tulsa and then Baylor in the opening game of the NCAA College Station Regional. Landreneau recently completed his third season at the helm and has compiled a 117-71 overall record and 61-20 Southland Conference mark. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. “I am humbled and honored by the support our University and community has shown towards our softball program,” said Landreneau. “I’m excited to be able to lead this program for another three years and for the commitment the University and supporters have for our softball program along with the stability they are seeking to continue to grow. “Coach Landreneau has continued the winning tradition of the Cowgirl softball team and has also done a tremendous job with the team in the classroom and in the community,” said Hemphill. He led the Cowgirls to the 2017 conference regular season and tournament championship, the 2018 SLC tourney title, and three straight postseason appearances – two NCAA Tournaments (2017 and 2018) and the NISC tournament this past season. In his three seasons as head coach, Landreneau has coached 17 all-conference, seven all-Louisiana, four all-region, and three all-American selections.last_img read more

Poch will ‘not complain’ over VAR ruled out Aurier goal v Leicester

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO swears he will “not complain” after VAR ruled out Serge Aurier’s goal against Leicester.Spurs looked to be heading for a first Premier League away victory since January when Serge Aurier lashed into the net after Harry Kane’s opener.5 Son was deemed offside by the smallest of margins, denying Spurs a second5 Serge Aurier lashed into the net after Harry Kane’s opener but the goal was ruled outCredit: Getty – ContributorBut Aurier’s “goal” was chalked off by video-ref Chris Kavanagh back at Stockley Park after Heung-Min Son was ruled offside in the build-up by millimetres, even though he looked onside in replays.And Leicester went up the other end of took full advantage through Ricardo Pereira’s leveller before James Maddison completed the comeback win with a stunning strike.Despite seeing Tottenham go from 2-0 up to 2-1 down in the space of 20 minutes, Spurs boss Poch insisted he and his side have to “accept” the decision, and result with no complaints.He said: “We dominated the game and we deserved more but that is football. It can change quick.“We need to keep working. We have a lot of games coming and we need to be ready.”I know when talk. I am always talking about sometimes it (VAR) benefits you and sometimes against you.“That is football. After you can’t complain. You have to accept it.5″It is so early to start talking. Today, we were the better side but I hope they have a very good season. I admire Brendan Rodgers and wish them the best.”The Foxes too had a goal chalked off through VAR when Wilfred Ndidi bundled in – but that was a for a legitimate offside.But video refereeing came back to help Leicester, and manager Brendan Rodgers urged players to “deal with it” after it went with and against his side at the King Power Stadium.Rodgers said after the game: “It’s what happens with VAR, you have to get your head round it.“It works for you and against you. Worked both ways for us today.”We spoke with the players in pre season about VAR.”You have to deal with it, sometimes for you and against you. Have to accept it and move on. It was a very important three points.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMost Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”James Maddison didn’t have his best game for him, but he is a top level player.”He is a top young player, with so much improvement to make. He always has an eye for goal.”A brilliant team performance. Very early days, we have had a tough start. We will get into the New Year and see where we are February, March.”5 James Maddison netted a stunner to win the game for the FoxesCredit: AP:Associated Press5 Pochettino swears he will ‘not complain’ after VAR which ruled out Serge Aurier’s goal against LeicesterCredit: Reuterslast_img read more

Seating reserved for fireworks display at BSP stadium.

first_imgThis is because the fireworks will come off the outer stands later in the ceremony.Many are disappointed and complained no warning was given by orgnaisers.last_img

“Before the goal I told Nacho to finish off the first stick …”

first_imgZinedine Zidane appeared in the flash interview to assess the hard-earned victory in Zorrilla (0-1) that gives the leadership to Madrid. The technician, however, maintains a cautionary speech. “There is still a lot,” he repeated.Sensations: “In the end it is a very fought match. Before a team that made it difficult in the first part. They entered the game well and are three important points before a team that has not lowered their arms. We play better in the second part, with another dynamic and we were better with possession. “Leadership: “There is a lot left for all the teams and we are happy with the possession and keeping the goal to zero and this is a strength that we are doing well. There are 16 games left and it will be difficult until the end. Nothing changes.”Nacho’s goal: “I told him to go to finish off the first stick and I’m happy for him and his goal because he doesn’t usually do it. He was very happy.”Match streak without losing: “Working hard and believing in what we do, knowing that things are difficult. We have made a serious and compact game defensively. In the second part we made it phenomenal.”Match balance: “It was known that it was a complicated game. They lost only one game at home and playing very well. It is a very competitive team. In the end it was complicated but they are three important points. ”Importance of regaining leadership: “Nothing changes. We continue with what we are doing well. We know that every game we have to show our best version because this is long, complicated for everyone. ” What the team lacked in the first half: “I don’t know, maybe his drawing has complicated things for us, with rhombus. We were better in the second, we got more speed with the ball and we did better. In the first part it cost us. ”Kobe Bryant’s death: “Terrible, it’s terrible news that affects everyone. I can’t tell you anything, it’s very ugly news. We are very sorry. ”Then, the Real Madrid coach spoke in the press room.Nacho: “He is very professional, when he has to compete he does it and very well, it is from the quarry. I am glad for his goal.”Importance of leadership: “Nothing changes, we are happy for the victory, for having fought until the end but nothing changes. There are 16 games left and we will have to fight until the end if we want something. But nothing changes. We will have to fight until the end”.Do you see your team champion team wood? “No, because there is still a lot. We will see. At the moment there are 16 games left. There is a lot, a lot of League.”The goal of Nacho and the fact of not fitting stage this leader Madrid: “Defensively what we are doing we are doing very well, it is our strength. We are strong and we all defend. When we lose the ball we recover the ball very high, with pressure after loss … If we do not fit, we have many chances to score a goal and that’s what happened to us today. “The importance of the stopped ball: “Kroos, Isco, Rodrygo, Lucas when he enters … A stationary ball and in the game, when we center we know that we have auctioneers. It’s what happened in the corner. It’s part of football and we know that in this aspect we can score.”last_img read more

“It doesn’t affect me that four fools mess with me because of my color”

first_imgAfter the meeting, Williams attended the media and talked about the support samples of Heliodoro and the qualification for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey: Heliodoro Rodríguez López roared against racism and violence on Tuesday during the round of 16 match of the Copa del Rey between CD Tenerife and Athletic Club, in support of Bilbao striker Iñaki Williams for the racist chants he suffered last weekend at RCD Stadium. It has been a beautiful story with Heliodoro.“They did not have to do it, they feel identified with me. It has been very emotional that they remembered me, there are many invisible people who suffer racism and it is a good cause to claim. I keep it in my heart.”They have already identified the twelve who shouted at him“There have to be tougher penalties, which make them think twice if they shout again at a Chinese player, black, Moroccan or whatever color. You have to go enjoy football.”What did you think of Cornellà? Has it affected you?“It doesn’t affect me that four fools try to mess with someone because of the color of their skin. It affects me more than no remedy, but they do it.”In the sporting aspect, they had a bad time.“It was very complicated. We came knowing that things were going to make us very complicated; we have not given up. Suffering we have managed to pass.”The master squeezed him asking for more as a franchise player.“We have a very close relationship. He is always insisting on the importance I should have for the team. Being alive in the Cup was what we all wanted.”By saying that he is a franchise player, he puts him in the first ranking. Does it weigh you?“It does not weigh me, I am aware of the importance I have for Athletic and I have to prove it in the field. I have to believe myself more that I am the goal man. If I have chances, I will end up getting them.”They showed pride.“If you leave the lion with strength, it can vaccinate you. We knew that after the expulsion we had to make them a long game, we have a superior physique.”How have you lived the batch?“I have the luck of my 25 years and the potato is doing well. I have suffered a lot. When you are out you suffer twice as much, everyone has put it less Iñigo.”How is everything you demand?“Very well because I am the first to demand that he goes home when the goals do not arrive. I do not get tired of working and trying to improve. When people ask me for more, I try to score goals.”They are with the arrow up …“We are confident that we can go far; the format is attractive.”In relation to this matter, the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, said Tuesday that they have not “fulfilled” their “responsibility” after the racist insults the Athletic player received. “LaLiga as the organizer of the championship is responsible for the safety of the fan and this weekend we cannot say that we have fulfilled our responsibility, so we have to do self-criticism and reflect. We are worried about finding solutions,” said Tebas during the fifth Gala of the awards of the Association of the Sports Press of Madrid (APDM). Before the start of the meeting, the main animation group at Heliodoro Rodríguez López, stressed that they would support Williams “as a symbol of the fight against racism, which sooner or later has to disappear” from the stands and from society. A special night.“I have ended up busted, they had to put me a chair. I want to remember all the love I have received these days, they have behaved ten. It is what we need, good people, with people like that we will end racism.One more potter goes away. Let’s punch racism. They take a faithful follower, hopefully see you soon in First. My mother had a hard time, I did not understand how today I could suffer such things when she has not suffered in her life. Since the players jumped on the grass before the start of match, a banner could be seen in the stands where the message was read “no to racism” and “no to violence”. Also ‘Iñaki zurekin gaude’ (Iñaki, we are contigor). The same banner was shown during the nineth minute of the match, which coincides with the number on his shirt, the Athletic striker. In the meantime, All Athletic players jumped into the field with the Williams shirt. In the ninth minute of meeting, in addition, as it had been promoted through social networks there were songs against racism and support Williams, which was part of the initial eleven.These initiatives were promoted by animation groups organized and by fans individually during the last days, after the Bilbao player denounced that he suffered “racist insults” during the game he faced the rojiblanco team this Saturday with Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium corresponding to the twentieth first day of LaLiga Santander.last_img read more

Griezmann: “We are still learning things from Setién”

first_imgHow about adapting to the new coach?We are learning. There are things to improve yet, but I think we are on the right track. I have to help, either inside or out. We are trying to learn how to play from the master, which is different from before. We are working on it and we want to take the matches forward.Today they have been more vertical than in the first games of the coach. Does it look nine?I am here to help. Up to the left. Where to play What I want is to contribute things to the team. Antoine Griezmann spoke in the mixed zone. Quick shower, because I wanted to go quickly to see the Barça-Zenit of Euroleague. Yes. The media went well into space: and those above also. We can take advantage of the speed we have and that’s what we are in. To hurt.He has appeared in the stadium with a Kobe shirt. How have you lived these days?Like everyone, in shock. In my own way, I tried to wink.Lenglet: “We are on the right track”Clement Lenglet spoke on DAZN’s microphones after the game. Is it the game in which they have felt most comfortable since Setién arrived?We have made a good game, with occasions and with goals and with enough game. I think we can improve, but we are on the right track.They have returned to 4-3-3. Do they feel more comfortable in that system instead of playing with those three defenses as in the first three games of Setién?It depends on the party and the opposite. With four back we have made a complete match. We have to improve things, but we have seen a strong Barça.last_img read more

Marbella is the Liverpool of the Costa del Sol

first_imgResult of this teamwork are the records that add up. “We value it very much and We are proud, but it will not be worth anything if at the end of the season we do not get the promotion to Second which is the objective that we have set” ‘Best of You’ set out, as soon as you landed, to get the city to feel the project to be developed for the club’s growth. “We have demonstrated seriousness in our management model and people have understood that. It is increasingly identified with its colors. SWe know that climbing is very complicated because Group IV is strong, but it is important to be champions because that way we will have better options to complete our goal ”.Precisely, on Sunday there is great game. Nothing less than Cartagena-Marbella With the lead at stake. “That is a classic and not Real Madrid-Barcelona” (jokes). Cartagena is a great team that we are not good at. If we win, we will take a giant step to consolidate our leadership. ”La Rosaleda, option while doing a new stadiumIf Marbella amounts to Second Division, the party will be colossal. But there would be a problem. I could not play in the Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas stadium because it is not suitable for LaLiga rules. “We have already talked to the City Council about the need to make a new stadium and we are at it. But of course we cannot play in ours and we would have to find an alternative one. The option of La Rosaleda is the closest. We calculated that we would be playing for two years until a new stadium becomes a reality ”: emphasizes the CEO. David Cubillo debuted as coach of Marbella on January 7, 2019 after the cessation of Padilla. The beginning was unflattering as he fell at home to Jumilla. 0-3 The Madrid was not discouraged and gradually managed to forge a team with seal and recognizable. A year and a month later, Marbella is the leader of Group IV of Second B. At this time, only three defeats, the one mentioned against the Murcia team and two more against Cartagena and Badajoz. At a first glance we see that only Liverpool have lost less in the League. A match.These good figures lead us to two interesting brands. First, that Marbella is the team of the first three Spanish divisions that have lost the least games this season, only one (it was only after the defeat of Real Madrid against Levante). The second is tremendous. Since the one named January 2019, only one team has lost less than the Marbella players in their domestic competition (that is, in the League). And this is Liverpool that, since it fell on January 3 with the Manchester City of Pep Guardiola, has not known defeat again.To discuss this sweet moment we talk to Héctor Morales, the CEO. “We are very happy and see that Marbella has triggered the illusion. When we arrived at the club (the company ‘Best of You’ takes the management) 800 people went to the field. Last Sunday against the Balona there were 2,500 ”.last_img read more

Pibe Valderrama expects James to leave Real Madrid

first_img“He can play anywhere, quality has it. He played in Colombia, in Argentina. In Spain he was the best player on the team in the first year. Then a technician came and did not like it. Then he went to Germany and did well. If you get the chance in England that will start“explained the former player. James ends contract with Real Madrid in June 2021 and it is one of the candidates to be sold in the next summer market. The name of the Colombian has begun to move in the Premier League and the British press links him to Arsenal, Everton and Wolverhampton, the latter a club in which agent Jorge Mendes has great influence. Everyone against CoronavirusFollowing these recommendations we prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our country: 1. Wash your hands frequently, 2. Do not greet people with kisses or handshakes, 3. If you cough, cover your mouth with your elbow flexed or with a disposable tissue, 4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, 5. If you have a fever or shortness of breath, seek medical attention, but call line 123 first, 6. Follow the instructions of the authorities local and national.And remember, stay home! Carlos Valderrama was one of James Rodríguez’s childhood idols. The Real Madrid player always had Pibe as a mirror from his beginnings in children’s and youth soccer. The historic ’10’ of the Colombia National Team in the 90s spoke to Caracol Radio’s VBar and believes that the midfielder’s path should be far from the Bernabéu.“James is old enough to make decisions. I’m running but a while ago, if it’s me, I’m running. James has quality to play anywhere in the world. He has wasted a few years there without playing. James is crack, he is on the list of cracks, he has already shown it. That a coach does not like, well, perfect, but he started fighting it and he had no chance, so he started for another team that has the quality to play anywhere in the world, “said Pibe, who is in Santa Marta passing preventive isolation through the Covid-19. Valderrama, who played for Valladolid in Spain during the 1991/92 season, assured that James can succeed in another league in the world, just as he did when he was in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich. He likes the idea of ​​a transfer to English football. last_img read more