Southland Represented by Five on 2018 AP All-America Football Teams

first_imgMcNeese’s BJ Blunt was also named a first team selection at the linebacker position. The 2018 Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year closed out his season with the Cowboys tallying 102 tackles, 11 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss. Throughout the 2018 season, Blunt was twice named a Southland Defensive Player of the Week in addition to being named STATS and College Sports Madness National Player of the Week. Following an impressive senior campaign, Blunt accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Classic to be played Jan. 19, 2019.BJ Blunt named 1st Team AP All-American @McNeeseSports https://t.co/lMCYRxLhFE— McNeese Football (@McNeeseFootball) December 11, 2018 Joining Bowery on the first team was Sam Houston State defensive lineman Derick Roberson. Roberson led the Southland with 15 sacks on the year while finishing second in the nation averaging 1.36 sacks per game. The redshirt senior bolstered the Bearkats defense that allowed a .272 percentage in third down conversions, an average which placed the SHSU defensive unit fifth in the nation. Roberson’s recognition makes him the sixth Bearkat to be named an AP All-American over the past four seasons.Already a Buck Buchanan Award finalist and now an AP First Team All-American. Derick Roberson is the 10th Bearkat in program history to land on the AP All-America first team. #EatEmUpKats #StandTall https://t.co/NQbdOPLUc7 pic.twitter.com/Lhzku1qIBW— Sam Houston Football (@BearkatsFB) December 11, 2018 The 2018 Associated Press All-America team:First TeamOffenseQuarterback — Easton Stick, senior, North Dakota StateRunning backs — Joe Protheroe, senior, Cal Poly; Ryan Fulse, senior, WagnerLinemen — Tanner Volson, senior, North Dakota State; Matt Pyke, senior, East Tennessee State; Micah Shaw, senior, North Carolina A&T; B.J. Autry, senior, Jacksonville State; Garrett Bowery, senior, LamarTight end — Donald Parham, senior, StetsonWide receivers — Josh Pearson, junior, Jacksonville State; Michael Bandy, junior, San DiegoAll-purpose player — Shane Simpson, junior, TowsonKicker — Roldan Alcobendas, senior, Eastern WashingtonDefenseLinemen — Isaiah Mack, senior, Chattanooga; Derick Roberson, senior, Sam Houston State; Ahmad Gooden, senior, Samford; Darryl Johnson, junior, North Carolina A&TLinebackers — Zach Hall, junior, Southeast Missouri State; Dante Olson, junior, Montana; BJ Blunt, senior, McNeese StateBacks — Isaiah Swann, junior, Dartmouth; Robbie Grimsley, senior, North Dakota State; Jimmy Moreland, senior, James Madison; Will Warner, junior, DrakePunter — Chris Faddoul, sophomore, Florida A&MSecond TeamOffenseQuarterback — Devlin Hodges, senior, SamfordRunning backs — A.J. Hines, junior, Duquesne; Marquis Terry, senior, Southeast Missouri StateLinemen — Iosua Operta, senior, Weber State; Spencer Blackburn, senior, Eastern Washington; Drew Forbes, senior, Southeast Missouri State; C.J. Collins, senior, Kennesaw State; Dan Cooney, senior, San DiegoTight end — Matthew Gonzalez, junior, Robert MorrisWide receivers — Kelvin McKnight, senior, Samford; Keelan Doss, senior, UC DavisAll-purpose player — D’Angelo Amos, sophomore, James MadisonKicker — Grayson Atkins, sophomore, FurmanDefenseLinemen — Khalen Saunders, senior, Western Illinois; Greg Menard, senior, North Dakota State; Jay-Tee Tiuli, senior, Eastern Washington; Nick Wheeler, junior, ColgateLinebackers — Jabril Cox, sophomore, North Dakota State; Sterling Sheffield, senior, Maine; Adrian Hope, freshman, FurmanBacks — James Allen, senior, Charleston Southern; Tyree Robinson, sophomore, East Tennessee State; Nassir Adderly, senior, Delaware; Marlon Bridges, senior, Jacksonville StatePunter — Alex Pechin, senior, BucknellThird TeamOffenseQuarterback — Chandler Burks, senior, Kennesaw StateRunning backs — James Holland, senior, Colgate; James Robinson, junior, Illinois State.Linemen — Matt Kaskey, senior, Dartmouth; Justus Basinger, junior, Wofford; C.J. Toogood, senior, Elon; Zack Johnson, junior, North Dakota State; Tiano Pupungatoa, senior, South Dakota State.Tight end — Owen Cosenke, sophomore, Western CarolinaWide receivers — Reggie White Jr., senior, Monmouth; Jazz Ferguson, junior, Northwestern StateAll-purpose player — Kentel Williams, junior, Austin PeayKicker — Aidian O’Neill, junior, TowsonDefenseLinemen — Nathan Clayberg, senior, Drake; Maurice Jackson, junior, Richmond; Filipe Satake, senior, Weber State; Solomon Brown, senior, Charleston Southern.Linebackers — Pete Swenson, senior, Western Illinois; De’Arius Christmas, senior, Grambling State; Cameron Gill, junior, Wagner.Backs — Abu Daramy-Swaray, junior, Colgate; Dominic Frasch, senior, Cal Poly; Davon Jernigan, senior, Lamar; Jordan Brown, senior, South Dakota StatePunter — Garret Wegner, sophomore, North Dakota State FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference is well-represented on the All-America rosters as five student-athletes from four member institutions were selected to the 2018 Associated Press All-America teams, the AP announced Tuesday. The 2018 selections gives the Southland at least one AP All-American in each of the last five years.Lamar led the way with a pair of selections in first-team offensive lineman Garrett Bowery and third-team defensive back Davon Jernigan. Bowery wrapped up his season with Lamar after being named a first-team all-conference selection in addition to being voted the 2018 Southland Conference Offensive Lineman of the. Bowery anchored the Cardinals’ offensive line that led the Southland and ranked 12th nationally with 250.3 rushing yards per game. Jernigan led the Cardinals’ defense with 76 solo tackles becoming one of six Southland players to record at least 100 tackles this season. Jernigan posted career numbers in his final year with Lamar to also garner first-team all-conference honors. The duo led LU to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA FCS Playoffs.Congratulations to Garrett Bowery and Davon Jernigan — 2018 AP All-Americans. #WeAreLU pic.twitter.com/4PIIFOiERw— Lamar Football (@LamarFootball) December 11, 2018 Northwestern State wide receiver Jazz Ferguson earned a spot on the third team becoming the 46th NSU All-American in program history. Ferguson concluded his season with the Demons setting single-season records for receiving yards (1,117) and touchdown receptions (13). On the way to being named the 2018 Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Ferguson reeled in six 100-yard receiving games while averaging 101.5 receiving yards per game.Congratulations to @JazzFerguson2 on being named a third-team All-American by the @AP. #NeverYield #EAT #Unstoppable1 pic.twitter.com/Q9Gh2Jf26J— NSU Football (@NSUDemonsFB) December 11, 2018last_img read more

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Jewell, Johnson Take Weekly Men’s Indoor Track & Field Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Zachary Jewell and Sam Houston State’s Zachary Johnson are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Jewell completed an impressive weekend for the Bears at the 2020 Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., over the weekend. The senior turned in a second-place finish in the 200-meter event with a 21.35 in addition to a 6.78 outing for the gold medal in the 60m dash. Prior to his final performance in the 60m dash, Jewell registered a personal-best 6.76 in the preliminary round.Johnson competed at the 2020 New Mexico Collegiate Classic for the Bearkats last weekend, securing a third-place finish in the triple jump with a 49-7.75 (15.13m) mark. The sophomore also took part in the long jump, finishing 14th overall with a 22-10.5 (6.97m) in a competitive 44-man field.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Zachary Jewell, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Mena, Ark.Jewell set a UCA program record in the 200m dash, crossing the finish line 21.35 seconds for second-place honors. He claimed a 6.76 finish in the prelims of the 60m dash for a personal record and a ticket to the semifinal round. His 6.86 in the semifinals was enough to grant him a spot in the five-man finals portion.  He then cruised to a 60m gold-medal finish with a 6.78 clip.Honorable Mention: Darion Dunn, McNeese; Jo’Vaughn Martin, Sam Houston State.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Zachary Johnson, Sam Houston State – Jr. – Spring, TexasJohnson picked up a third-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 49-7.75 (15.13m) over the weekend at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition to his triple-jump performance, he also secured a 14th-place finish in the long jump with a 22-10.5 (6.97m).Honorable Mention: Nemanja Kovlijac, McNeese.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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XBTV WINS TWO TELLYS AT THE 40TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS

first_imgXBTV WINS TWO TELLYS AT THE 40TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2019)–XBTV, The Stronach Group’s premier digital on-line content provider, was awarded two 2019 Telly Awards in an announcement earlier this week. XBTV joined a diverse range of winners, from established traditional to on-line network winners, including ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS / Viacom, A&E, PBS and HBO. This year marks the Telly Awards’ 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens.XBTV won a Silver Telly for “A Candid Conversation with Victor Espinoza (Part 1)” in the category of Online General – Sports. In the piece, XBTV reporter Zoe Cadman and the Triple Crown winning jockey discussed the accident which left him with a broken neck and his riding career at a crossroads.XBTV won a Bronze Telly for a: 30 promo for the website’s coverage of “Morning Workouts” in the category of Promotional Video General – Sports.These were the 2nd Silver and 6th Bronze Telly Awards bestowed on XBTV since 2016.Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor video and television made for all screens. The more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents are judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council-an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry.last_img read more

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Oceania Rugby Women’s championship to be staged in Fiji this month

first_imgThe runners up from 2016, Papua New Guinea will open the championship against the Manusina from Samoa, while defending champions the Fiji Airways Fijiana will face off against Tonga in the final match of Round 1 on Friday 16 November.Fiji Airways Fijiana 15s Team Captain Lailanie Burnes is excited at the prospect of playing against their Pacific neighbours. “We know that we’ll be facing some tough games ahead, however, we will be giving it our all and we look forward to making our supporters and fellow countrymen proud,” Burnes added. “We hope to see rugby fans from across Fiji come out in numbers to support the teams as they play the tournament at Churchill Park,” O’Connor added. He highlighted the growing influence of Pacific Island women in Rugby and their presence in the International game, where Team Captains for New Zealand, Australia and U.S.A are all of Pacific Island decent.  “We have the Black Ferns who are World Champions (XVs) and the New Zealand Women’s 7s team who are Commonwealth and World champions, not to mention current Olympic and HSBC SWS Championships Australia,” Cook commented. In hosting the Women’s Championship for the second consecutive time, Fiji Rugby’s Chief Executive Officer John O’Conner affirmed the importance of Women’s Rugby and its growth in Fiji. “There’s natural talent and leadership in this region, and we want our women to have an equal footing with the men to be the best they can be in Rugby for a chance to represent their countries,” Cook said. He said the tournament will showcase the emerging strength of international women’s rugby and provide a platform for our Fiji Airways Fijiana to work towards the 2021 World Rugby Women’s World Cup. “We are entering some exciting times in the region for Women’s Rugby, and we are delighted to have four teams from within the Pacific take part in this year’s Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship,” said Bruce Cook, General Manager of Oceania Rugby. “We are really honored to be hosting the Women’s 15s Championship in partnership with Oceania Rugby and the Fiji National Sports Commission,” O’Connor said. Samoa and Tonga are expected to field strong line ups, with players playing provincial and club rugby in New Zealand and Australia expected to join the respective squads in Lautoka for a chance to play International Rugby. The Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship will play an integral part in building a platform to further promote and develop Women’s Rugby in the XVs code in Oceania. “To have four teams from across the Pacific, here in Fiji, we hope will encourage more women and girls to pick up the ball and start playing rugby.” He said the immense amount of interest and growth in Women’s Rugby is tremendous, and that Oceania Rugby continues to see a huge number of girls taking up rugby the various GIR (Get into Rugby) and GIR Plus programmes. “The last major test match for us at home was in 2016 and to run on and play with the whole grandstand cheering us on was a humbling experience,” Burnes said. The Oceania region’s success across both forms of the game on the World Rugby stage continues to be a major catalyst in inspiring young girls to take on the game in the region. 2018 Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship FixturesRound 1, Friday 16 November Papua New Guinea v Samoa, 1.00pm Fiji v Tonga, 3.00pm Round 2, Tuesday 20 November Samoa v Tonga, 1.00pm Fiji v Papua New Guinea, 3.00pmRound 3, Saturday 24 NovemberPapua New Guinea v Tonga, 1.00pm Fiji v Samoa, 3.00pmAll matches will be played at Churchill Park, Lautoka. “The Championship will serve as key development and performance pathway for our girls and young women, especially in the Pacific. It will provide an opportunity for our aspiring young women from the region to represent their countries and play regular International Test Rugby,” Cook added. Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and hosts Fiji will play in a three round robin tournament on Friday 16, Tuesday 20 and Saturday 24 November in pursuit of Pacific supremacy and the opportunity to showcase and promote International Women’s XVs Rugby in Fiji and the Pacific.last_img read more

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Hunters Coach: Game plan same for Bears game

first_imgMarum’s men will know not to take the Bears lightly after a come from behind win against the Sunshine Coast Falcons in round 23.The Hunters fought back to force a 28-28 draw against the Mackay Cutters last weekend.“Nothing has changed. We just need to cut down on our errors,” said Marum.The Hunters still have a chance to take the minor premiership provided they beat the Bears and 7th placed Redcliffe Dolphins cause an upset over first placed Townsville Blackhawks.But Marum added the focus is not on the minor premiership but rather on taking things one game at a time and maintaining their form going into the finals.“Training has been good this week. The boys are excited about our last game in Port Moresby and want to keep our winning record up,” said Marum.The round 25 clash kicks off at 2:30pm.last_img read more

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PNG PMs XIII announced

first_imgThe side is dominated by Digicel Cup players with champions Agmark Rabaul Gurias and Minor Premiers Snax Lae Tigers contributing five players each.Only one player was picked from the zone championship. Tigers Mentor Stanley Tepend was selected as Head Coach, to be assisted by James Kops of Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles. The annual match against Australian will take place at the SJGS on September 26 under lights.The full squad is:Watson Boas (Agmark Gurias),Radley Brawa (TNA Lions),Sydney Fred (Lae Snax Tigers),Benjamin Hetra (Hela Wigmen),Andrew Ipi (Hela Wigmen),Chris Jerry (Agmark Gurias),Noel Joel (Lae Snax Tigers),Philemon Kimisive (Goroka Lahanis),David Loko (Lae Snax Tigers),Sam Maniai (Northern Confederate),Isaac Mell (Mendi Muruks),Moses Meninga (Mt Hagen Eagles),David Missian (Agmark Gurias),Justin Olam (Lae Snax Tigers),Daniel Pai (Agmark Gurias),Sebastine Pandia (SNS Port Moresby Vipers),Albert Patak (Agmark Gurias),Junior Rau (Mt Hagen Eagles),Enock Sine (TNA Lions),Charlie Simon (Lae Snax Tigers).Team officials are: Stanley Tepend – Lae Snax Tigers (Head Coach), James Kops – Mt Hagen Eagles (Assistant Coach) George ToBata – Agmark Gurias (Trainer), Toua Kohu – Southern Confederate (Assistant Trainer)Jacob Angra (Manager)last_img read more

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NSL franchise clubs confirmed for season

first_imgCompetition administrator Simon Koima confirmed all clubs have indicated the full payment of their nomination fee following the deadline on Saturday October 31.Koima said there may be one or two teams that have slight delays but have indicated that payments will be done immediately this week.Koima was in Lae on the weekend for the Besta FA Cup where he received notice of payments from the clubs in Lae including Lae City Dwellers, Besta PNG United and Goroka FC.Printing of sponsors’ logo on the uniforms for each club will be done this week.The draws will be completed this week and given to the NSL Board to endorse before it can be released to the clubs, public and the media.The season competition commences on November 15.last_img

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Madrid wants to the end of Malaga Hugo Vallejo

first_imgHugo Vallejo debuted with Málaga’s first team on January 6, 2019. It was in the defeat against Reus by 0-3. This season he has only played five games by repeatedly rejecting Málaga’s renewal offer. In fact, his last meeting under the command of Víctor Sánchez del Amo goes back to September 17, before Rayo. Hugo Vallejo is one of the jewels out of the Málaga quarry. The 19-year-old ends the contract with the club from Malaga on June 30 and interests Madrid. The intention of the white club is to incorporate it next season, but the ostracism that has been relegated for not wanting to renew with Málaga, is what He has taken Madrid to try to sign him in this winter market. In the case of reaching an agreement with the Andalusian club, Madrid would transfer it to a Second Division team. Deportivo would then be one of the possible destinations of the end of Granada until the end of the season. But he is not only interested in the young striker, also Barça, Atlético and Valencia are behind him.last_img read more

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The perfect fire – AS.com

first_imgIt seemed that the only thing that could alter the Barça in San Mamés, in addition to the unique atmosphere that is lived in the Cathedral, were the nightmares of Paris, Turin, Rome or Anfield. This weak-minded Barça smelled like psychological thriller and corpse in Bilbao. But the thing has risen in temperature to the point that the culé dressing room has been lit by the friendly fire and arrives in flames at the San Mamés volcano. It is the perfect fire (follow the match live on As.com).It is impossible to foresee Barça’s response tonight in San Mamés, but there will be no half measures. An indolent team that passes everything in the middle of this giant building that falls apart is an option, but not quite feasible. At the end, it would be a group of players voluntarily putting themselves in the trigger. Although I no longer achieve excellence often, this club still has gas for some great dance. In the middle of the focus is Messi. Those who know him well say that there is nothing worse than angering him on the grass. Well he knew Balenziaga, today unveiled, in the 2015 Cup final. But this time it already comes on for the events. If Athletic pays the broken plates of the crisis with Abidal, will have a problem. But sometimes, bad mood makes you lose focus. Your answer, clairvoyant or erratic, will determine this face or cross.And then there is Athletic, which also plays. 23 Cups contemplate you and a pride and instinct for special survival in the competition. An allegal pilgrimage of Herrerín and a miracle of Yuri saved him in Elche and Tenerife. Not only that. They unleashed the euphoria in the city, where there are already leaflets in the bars with buses announcing to go to the final. This is Bilbao, excessive and delivered with a tournament that is so yours that Piru Gainza He is still the player with the most Cups (seven), ahead of legends like Busquets, Piqué and Messi (six). It is a big game without a favorite. Barça has Messi. The great Athletic is his liturgy. They add 53 titles. Long live the Cup.last_img read more

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The sanction bill to the City is very expensive

first_imgAccording to this same newspaper, although the City is going to see a reduction of its income through the competitions, it will not do so by the sponsors and cites the example Puma, which is not expected to reduce a pound of the 75 million it invests annually for being the provider of Manchester City.A ‘pending’ penaltyManchester City still does not know its definitive future in European competitions. The Mancunian club will resort to the sanction imposed by the UEFA Fair Play Financial control body before the TAS, which will give the final verdict to a City that hopes to see its sanction reduced, at least, to a single season outside Europe.This will be the last resort you can file the skyblue team that will not be able to resort to ordinary justice to be reinstated in the Champions League. The City has already seen how the TAS dismissed its appeal to UEFA for “damages and losses” for leaks to the press through Football Leaks that ended up in this sanction. Now, he hopes to have more luck in court. Manchester City will have to face an important bill this June after the sanction imposed by UEFA for breaking the rules of the financial Fair Play. In the absence of filing and resolving the expected appeal in the TAS, the top leaders of the City work tirelessly to tackle this crisis that affects all levels of the club.Doors inside have wanted to send a message of tranquility, control and trust in the face of the staff. The bonuses for qualifying and for winning the Champions League have opened a possible and unlikely way out so that several players leave with the freedom card but the club wants to compensate for this situation from this precise moment.Daily Mail ensures that the dome has already assured the staff that, if they achieve the classification even if they cannot play it, they will receive the remuneration for achieving the objectives. Some players have signed up to one million euros for this goal (De Bruyne charges between 1.25 and 1.5 million pounds according to HLN) which will raise the invoice of these payments for achievements to 179 million euros. An invoice that cannot be covered with the income received from participating in the Champions League.last_img read more

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