Tarmac Opts for enginei Electronics

first_imgThe latest version of the enginei electronic fuel management system (EFMS) from Royston diesel power, has been specified for Tarmac’s Marine business’ City of Westminster aggregate dredger.The vessel is one of a four-strong fleet of gravel and sand dredgers, which operate mainly in the North Sea and English Channel, supplying Tarmac’s aggregate processing plants on the River Thames and in Southampton.The company is currently rolling out the latest version of enginei across its dredger fleet to provide enhanced fuel monitoring and reporting capabilities.The 3,914 gt City of Westminster, which was the first in the fleet to be installed with enginei in 2012, will now follow the City of Cardiff, City of Chichester and City of London in receiving the latest version of the technology.The enginei will track and record fuel consumption patterns during the City of Westminster’s stand-by, on-passage and dredging modes, with automated reports produced to identify trends and help the operator to better understand spikes in fuel consumption.This is expected to contribute to optimizing fuel usage and maintenance programs through the provision of engine performance and other important information.Tarmac is also set to use the data provided by enginei as part of its plans to scope out a new build program – the information will be used to help optimize future vessel design parameters and performance requirements.enginei uses Coriolis flowmeters and sensors to accurately monitor the fuel being consumed by each of a vessel’s engines, which is tracked against GPS data, voyage details and operational mode.The data is collected, processed and relayed to bridge and engine room-mounted touchscreen monitors to enable the ship’s master to adjust vessel speed and take whatever other actions are needed to maximize efficiency.The City of Westminster upgrade is due to be completed by Royston technicians during scheduled maintenance work on the vessel.last_img read more

ALBA announces fourth novel contest

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews ALBA announces fourth novel contest by: – July 3, 2012 44 Views   2 comments Share Photo credit: repeatingislands.comThe ALBA Fund for Culture, through the Dulce María Loynaz Cultural Center in Havana, announces the Fourth Novel Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean ALBA NARRATIVA 2013, with the aim of encouraging and promoting young novelists from Latin American and Caribbean. The following rules apply:RULES1. The Contest is open to authors under 40 years old, born in any country in Latin America and the Caribbean, regardless of their place of residence, with original and unpublished novels which are not under contract with a publisher, literary agent or any other form of legal binding and which are not simultaneously participating in another contest. 2. Manuscripts must be written in English or Spanish languages and should be novels reflecting any aesthetic tendency and theme, between 120 pages (180,000 characters) and 400 pages (600,000 characters). Two printed copies and a digital copy of the manuscript, identified with the entrant’s pseudonym, should be sent. 3. A closed envelope will be included, containing the name of the entrant, a photocopy of the identification document affirming his/her nationality, as well as the address, email address and telephone number of the entrant and the entrant’s previous writing credits. The title of the novel and the entrant’s pseudonym will be written on the envelope. 4. Illegible, unbound manuscripts or those which fail to comply with any of the rules herein stated will not be eligible to enter the Contest. The organizers will create an Admission Committee to guarantee the fulfilment of these requirements.5. Manuscripts and other relevant documents should be sent via post to:Centro Cultural Dulce María Loynaz.19 y E, El Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución,La Habana, CUBA. CP. 10 400. Or via email to: albanarrativa@loynaz.cult.cu or albanarrativa@yahoo.es7. The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is October 7, 2012. 8. The Novel Prize for Latin America and the Caribbean ALBA NARRATIVA 2013 will consist of an accreditation certificate, plus ten thousand dollars (10.000.00 USD or its equivalent in the local currency of the winners’ countries) and the publication of the prize-winning book. A Prize will be given in each language. Be awarded a second prize in the Spanish language consisting of five thousand dollars (5.000.00 USD) or its equivalent in the currency of the award-winning author and the publication of the winning book. 9. The monetary retribution of the prizes will cover the royalties for the first edition of up to 10.000 copies of the novel, which will be published by the ALBA Funds for Culture and may include a translation in the other language of the Contest. Any further edition shall declare that the novel was awarded the Novel Prize for Latin America and the Caribbean ALBA NARRATIVA 2013. 10. An odd number of judges will be chosen among eminent Latin American and Caribbean writers. Their decision will be final.11. The judges will meet for their final sessions during the XXII International Book Fair in Havana, in February 2013, and their decision will be made public as part of the programmed activities of the Fair. 12. The judges may decide not to select a winner in either language if, in their sole opinion, none of the manuscripts submitted are of acceptable quality. However, the Prizes cannot be given to more than one entrant in either language. The judges could also distinguish novels of noticeable quality among the finalists, although the ALBA Funds for Culture will not have any obligation to publish them. 13. No critical evaluation or commentary will be offered and the manuscripts will not be returned to the authors. 14. By entering the Fourth Novel Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean ALBA NARRATIVA 2013, contestants must accept the rules herein stated. The interpretation of these rules or any other aspect not considered by them will concern only the judges and, as a last resort, the organizers. Press Releasecenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Ivy Tech Holding Blood Drive

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the Indiana Blood Center to host a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. November 30 at Ivy Tech campus in Batesville.Community members are welcome to donate at the campus. The donation process takes less than one hour.It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating.Most people are eligible to donate.There are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable.Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures.To schedule an appointment, visit http://donorpoint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/108512.last_img read more

Thisara stars as Sri Lanka stay alive in tri-nation series

first_imgTHISARA Perera excelled with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka defeated Zimbabwe by five wickets to remain alive in the tri-nation series.After losing their opening two matches to Zimbabwe and hosts Bangladesh earlier this week, Sri Lanka knew another defeat on Sunday would leave them out of contention for next weekend’s final.And without talismanic leader Angelo Mathews due to a hamstring injury, it was another all-rounder in Thisara who led the way, claiming 4-33 from eight overs as Zimbabwe were skittled out for just 198, before anchoring a successful chase with an unbeaten 39 from 26 balls.Zimbabwe’s only score of note came from Brendan Taylor (58), while Graeme Cremer added a late 34 before Nuwan Pradeep (3-28) cleaned up the tail.Kusal Perera struck four fours and a six in his 49 at the top of the order, before edging Blessing Muzarabani (3-52) behind to substitute keeper Ryan Murray, who took his place on the field after Taylor complained of a stiff back.Kusal Mendis made 36 but it was left to stand-in captain Dinesh Chandimal (38no) and Thisara to see Sri Lanka home, the latter clearing the ropes three times as victory was secured with 31 balls to spare.last_img read more

Swept away on Senior Day

first_imgWhile the weekend weather was ideal, the outcome on the softball diamond was far from it for the Wisconsin Badgers (24-15, 5-7 Big Ten) after getting swept by No. 8 Northwestern (35-10, 10-3 Big Ten). The Badgers lost 2-1 in a pitcher’s duel on Friday and 6-2 on Saturday.Saturday’s game was senior day, as the team’s five seniors played their last game at Goodman Diamond. “It felt great, especially with the crowd out there,” senior infielder Athena Vasquez said. “Having all our parents here walking us out, it was a really nice day. Even with the loss, it was still nice.”The Wildcats, however, didn’t exactly give the seniors the send-off they were hoping for.Senior pitcher Eden Brock got the nod Saturday after pitching a three hitter in Friday’s loss. Brock’s home finale started well, as she allowed just one hit in the first two innings. Northwestern would get on the board in the third inning, however, when leadoff hitter Darcy Sengewald started with a single up the middle and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. She eventually came in to score on a double by Tammy Williams to left that carried over UW leftfielder Valyncia Raphael’s head. The fourth inning turned ugly for Brock and the Badgers, as Northwestern put five more runs on the scoreboard and had 11 batters come to the plate in the inning.After Erin Dyer dropped a hit into center to lead off the fourth, Jessica Rigas reached on a costly error by third baseman Theresa Boruta. Rigas then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a base hit by Dyer’s younger sister Kelly.In what proved to be the turning point in the game, Sengewald hit a two-out single to center fielder Sam Polito. The Badgers outfielder then fired the ball into home, as Kelly Dyer rounded third and looked to score. With catcher Joey Daniels blocking the plate, Polito’s throw was in time for Daniels to tag Dyer, but the umpire ruled interference on the play, allowing the run to count.Freshman Letty Olivarez came in to relieve Brock but gave up a two-run home run to Katie Logan on her first pitch. Olivarez left the game without recording an out and allowed two runs, neither of which was earned.Leah Vanevenhoven replaced Olivarez and was finally able to retire Northwestern, but not after they put up five runs in the inning on four hits.The Badgers finally got their first run in the fifth, as Katie Soderberg, who was pinch running for senior Stephanie Chinn, crossed home plate on a single up the middle by Vasquez. With UW threatening to tack on a few more runs with the bases loaded, Northwestern’s Lauren Delaney retired the next two Badgers to end the inning.Wisconsin would add just one more run in the seventh, as Vasquez recorded her second RBI of the day, driving in Polito. “I just went out there swinging,” Vasquez said. “I was just wanting to see the ball and hit the ball.”Vasquez and Polito were two bright spots on Saturday, as both recorded two hits on the day for the Badgers. Polito extended her hitting streak to 14 games, which ties her for the school record.”I thought that we battled back and forth,” UW head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “Our seniors played very well today. … I was just happy for them. They did a nice job.”On Friday, the Badger bats couldn’t produce enough run support for Brock in the 2-1 defeat. Both teams mustered just three hits apiece, with Vasquez, Polito, and Alexis Garcia reaching base for UW.Northwestern got on top when Kelly Dyer reached on an infield single. She then advanced to second on a grounder and stole third base, eventually being driven in by Williams.Wisconsin came back to tie it when Vasquez scored on an error by the shortstop Williams. Her throw was wide as she tried to convert a double play, allowing Vasquez to come home.The Wildcats scored again in the sixth, which would prove to be the game winner. Pinch runner Ashley Lafever scored on a single to the left side by Rigas, putting NU up 2-1.With the two losses on the weekend, Brock moved to 13-9 on the year. She struck out six Northwestern batters on Friday, but failed to record a strikeout in Saturday’s contest. Eileen Canney, who pitched for the Wildcats on Friday, fanned 12 Badgers while only walking one.Wisconsin now travels on the road for their final eight games of the regular season. Next up will be UW-Green Bay in a doubleheader Tuesday.last_img read more

Holt: Badgers’ season in Goody’s hands

first_imgIf there’s one immutable truth in hockey, it’s that you can ride a hot goaltender all the way to the Cup. Or, in this case, a national championship.That’s of course, a lofty and unlikely goal for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team. The Badgers are in the midst of a pretty hot streak – they’re 10-1 since Dec. 4 – but still in fifth place in the WCHA with 20 points.That’s not as terrible as it might sound, though. Fourth-place Colorado College has just two more points, and Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota sit six points ahead. Not completely impossible odds as far as catching up, but still unlikely.The real important thing would be to ensure they sit in the top half of the conference and secure home ice for the WCHA playoffs – UW is on a Kohl Center-best nine-game win streak at home.But let’s backtrack a bit to the original point I made: hot goaltending can take you anywhere. In Wisconsin’s case, Scott Gudmandson’s play has taken the Badgers from par for early expectations (a .500 team) and instead led them to a 17-8-3 record.The senior goaltender is second in the nation with a 1.76 goals-against average and third with a .935 save percentage. His play is also a big reason Wisconsin leads the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 2.04 goals per game. Goody also hasn’t allowed more than two goals in a game since mid-November, a streak of 12 starts now.If Wisconsin manages to make some kind of run in the WCHA Final Five and secure a nice No. 2 seed in one of the NCAA regionals, it will be because of the play of No. 1 between the pipes.Goody is the one big difference between this season’s team and the one that played for the national title last year. Yes, Gudmandson was in net for Wisconsin during last season’s stretch run. But he did not have to be nearly as brilliant as he’s been this season as often as he was in 2009-2010.Last season’s team was a juggernaut on offense with four players posting over 50 points. It had a massively talented group of defensemen. It simply steamrolled teams with sheer force. And in goal, Gudmandson was serviceable, if not spectacular – he was considered by some pundits to be the one weakness on the team.This is Goody 2.0.Right now, the Sherwood Park, Alberta, native is the Badgers’ best player.  Yeah, better than defenseman Justin Schultz, whose 36 points is just one behind the season-ending total of former WCHA player of the year Jamie McBain. Schultz is also scoring at about the same pace as Hobey Baker top-10 finalist Brendan Smith did last season.Captain Sean Dolan’s team is kind of like a lite version of Blake Geoffrion’s team last year. They have weapons on offense, just not as many. They have a very talented group of blueliners, but they’re not at the same level as the bunch that preceded them.The one upgrade came in goal, and it came with little more than a progression of performance from the same guy who took the 5-0 loss to Boston College maybe harder than any other Badger.So consider that since December began – a span of 12 games – Wisconsin has scored more than three goals just three times. The Badgers have averaged just 2.91 goals per game in that span, almost half a goal under their actual season total.Scoring three goals should win you a game – most of the time. If you want to get by like that, your goaltender better be playing, well, like Goody has been playing.I don’t mean to make it sound like this group is offensively anemic; Craig Smith’s line and the combo of Schultz and Jake Gardiner are very difficult to stop. Case in point, Wisconsin has been shutout just twice this season and scored one goal once. In every game but three, UW has scored at least two goals. The Badgers just don’t have the same cushion as they did last year when they routinely won by two or more goals.Wisconsin has proved it has guts – Craig Smith’s goal to retake the lead against Mankato last weekend and the program’s first overtime win since 2007 a couple weeks before that show the Badgers have the resolve to win those tight games. The big kicker is that now they have a guy they can count on every outing to make sure they’re never out of striking distance.The thought certainly never crossed my mind that Wisconsin would be in its current situation at this point in the season. At this point, not making the NCAA tournament seems a more shocking result than making it. Once they’re there? Refer to the hot goaltender statement at the beginning of the column.There’s no question about it: No. 8 Wisconsin is in the position it is because of Gudmandson’s play. And the Badgers will go as far as Goody will take them.Adam is a senior majoring in journalism. Can Goody’s hot streak continue? Email him at aholt@badgerherald.com or Tweet @AdamJSHolt.last_img read more

After experiencing up and down Syracuse career, Melo on verge of becoming NBA center

first_imgTwice a hero, two times a villain — that is Fab Melo.Once the subject of adulation upon committing to Syracuse, his supporters quickly soured when an overweight, underachievingMelo endured a horrific freshman season that drew comparisons to some of college basketball’s biggest busts.He was “deep in the doghouse,” as ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla put it, failing to live up to the expectations that come with being one of the country’s prized recruits.A year later, though, and he was Fab Melo 2.0. A drastic physical transformation bred confidence, which in turn bred results in the form of the 2012 Big East Defensive Player of the Year award. He was finally what he was supposed to be.“I think the first year the expectations were so unrealistic, and Fab didn’t ask for the bar to be set that high,” said Adam Ross, Melo’s coach at Sagemont High School in Florida.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut as suddenly as Fab Melo burst onto the national stage, his fall was perhaps even quicker. Melo was ruled ineligible for the 2012 NCAA Tournament, greatly diminishing SU’s hopes of a national title in a season where the Orange began the year 20-0 due in large part to its resurgent Brazilian center.Now, three months removed from his final game at Syracuse, Melo is on the verge of becoming an NBA draft pick. A standout sophomore season, one that came seemingly out of nowhere, launched his stock high enough to make him a potential first-round selection in Thursday’s draft, though the circumstances of his departure left a bitter taste in the mouths of SU fans.“Obviously it didn’t end the way he or anyone wanted it to,” said Ross, who told The Daily Orange that Melo was academically ineligible for the NCAA Tournament.“And I’m sure if he had the opportunity to do it all over again he would, and he would do it differently.“People make mistakes, he made one and it impacted a lot of people.”Multiple calls to Melo’s cell phone were not returned.At 7 feet tall and weighing more than 250 pounds, Melo was given physical tools that few other players have — traits that ooze potential to coaches and NBA general managers.But poor conditioning and a difficult adjustment to the college level marred his freshman season at Syracuse. He struggled to run up and down the court for more than a few possessions at a time. He looked lethargic. He was wildly ineffective.His averages — 2.3 points per game, 1.9 rebounds, 0.8 blocks — were lackluster.“He went from a non-entity as a freshman, deep in the dog house, to where he became one of the best defensive players in college basketball,” Fraschilla said.Melo shed 30 pounds between his freshman and sophomore season and entered 2011-12 in the best shape of his short basketball career.Once slow and without stamina, Melo was suddenly energized and active on the court. He went from playing 9.9 minutes per game as a freshman to 25.4 minutes per game as a sophomore. His points per game more than tripled to 7.8, and his shotblocking — 2.9 per game — was amongst the nation’s best.Melo had swagger out on the court. Opponents feared the middle of the Syracuse 2-3 zone, and the 7-foot anchor even mimicked DikembeMutombo’s finger wag after blocking a shot.“There are very few 7-foot guys, 255-pounds that can do the things he can do,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.So despite missing the NCAA Tournament, where Syracuse ultimately fell to Ohio State in the Elite Eight after it was unable to control the 6-foot-9, 280-pound Jared Sullinger in the second half, Melo cemented his place as a worthy draft option.“His range is probably 20 to 40,” one NBA front office member said. “He changed his body pretty drastically this past year. He’s got big, long arms. He gives good energy when he’s on the court.“His hallmark right now is his size, his shotblocking and his defense.”Boeheim thinks he will be a first-round selection, and the NBA front office member said it wouldn’t surprise him to see a team take a chance on Melo in the mid-to-late teens.Jonathan Givony, president of DraftExpress, said he sees Melo firmly in the 20-30 range.“He’s a legit 7-footer, and he’s a pretty mobile one at that,” Givony said. “That automatically puts him in a pretty unique class of prospects.”After a collegiate career bookended by disappointment, Melo is about to take the next step come Thursday night. He will watch the draft in Miami with family and friends, including Ross.Melo tweeted on Tuesday that his mother made the trip up to Florida from Brazil to soak in the moment.He’s been scrutinized and chastised, lauded and praised. But those who have stuck by his side — Ross, Boeheim and his SU teammates — are pleased with how it all turned out.Said Boeheim: “I’m very happy for him. I think he’s a very good kid, and I think he has worked very hard. He helped our program, and I think he deserves a good opportunity.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on June 28, 2012 at 9:55 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Sykes nets career-high 27 points, leads Syracuse past Virginia

first_img Published on January 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 During Sunday’s postgame press conference, Quentin Hillsman didn’t flinch when he told reporters that he takes credit for every win Syracuse gets, and blames Brittney Sykes for every loss.Then, a small, wry grin appeared on his face. Hillsman wasn’t serious. It was a playful remark that went against every rule of conventional coaching.A joke. But only somewhat.Hillsman may not shove blame or take credit for any game, but he wasn’t shy about acknowledging the outcome of his team’s games often hinge on the play of his leading scorer.“I think today was about Brittney Sykes, just willing us to win,” Hillsman said. “When we’re not scoring the ball, I tell her it’s her fault. I really do. And she’s a tough kid, and she takes it and continues to play hard.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Sunday, though, Sykes was scoring. The sophomore poured in 18 second-half points against Virginia (10-10, 3-4 Atlantic Coast), and it was enough to lead Syracuse (15-5, 4-3) to an 84-75 win over the Cavaliers in front of 745 at the Carrier Dome.The 27 points marked a career-high, and her eight points in the final 8:15 gave the Orange enough separation to get the win.“I have to be there for my team when needed,” Sykes said. “And I made sure that I was there for them in the first and the second half.”The second half, though, has been where Sykes has shined this season. In Thursday’s 84-75 win over Clemson, Sykes scored 15 after notching just three in the first half. Against Georgia Tech on Jan. 12, she had 12 second-half points, while scoring just two in the opening stanza.Sunday was no different, as she scored five points in the minute after the break.“I don’t think it’s a mindset,” Sykes said. “Just more of me getting a sense of urgency. It’s the second half where you figure out what you did wrong in the first half, and you critique it and you fix it, and that’s how you build on what you learned.”And after a 13-point Syracuse lead in the second half turned into a one-point deficit with 9:26 to play, Sykes showed exactly what she meant.With the game tied at 61 with 8:20 to go, Sykes stood waiting, almost forgotten on the far right sideline. Brianna Butler had the ball at the top of the perimeter, and Sykes cut to the basket.Butler found the small pocket of space between two defenders and Sykes caught the ball. She laid it in under a Virginia defender to give SU the lead for good.“I’m a shooter, Brittney’s a driver,” said Butler, who finished with 16 points and 12 assists. “So they either have to step out to guard me for a shot, or they have to guard Brittney for a drive.”Sykes, though, took exception to the comment, looking over at Butler after the press conference before asking, “I’m a driver?”It’s not really a secret that Sykes can take it to the dish, as 19 of her 27 points were in the paint or from the foul line. But just because she can drive doesn’t mean she see’s herself as a driver.Her last two games she’s made two 3-pointers, despite connecting on just one in the team’s first 18 games. Teams are leaving her open on the perimeter, and she’s starting to take advantage.“Teams want me to shoot because they feel me going to the basket is my strongest suit,” Sykes said. “I have to just be smart enough to know that if they want me to shoot the 3, I have to make them guard me.”Sykes doesn’t see herself as a driver or shooter. She see’s herself as a scorer, and that’s something she did with regularity against Virginia.Hillsman didn’t credit Sykes as the reason Syracuse won.But like any game that his team has played or will play, the result directly correlates to her performance.“I tell her ‘you’ve got to score,’” Hillsman said. “‘When you don’t score, we lose. When you get nine, we lose. When you get 15, we win. And that’s kind of how it works out for us.’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Abby Grant flashes 3-point shooting ability in limited minutes

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 9, 2015 at 12:15 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Abby Grant was rusty. She missed her first shot. Then the second. But as former Syracuse assistant coach Kelley Gibson kept watching, Grant, then in high school, showed the collegiate potential she had from 3-point land, hitting her next four in a row.“Don’t panic when you first see her, the first couple times she shoots the ball,” Hillsman recalled Gibson saying after she watched Grant on a recruiting trip. “She’ll get it going.”When the Orange played in Europe in August, Grant was rusty again, missing her first few shots. But the incoming freshman regained the confidence she had in high school and proved to her new teammates that she could eventually succeed senior Brianna Butler as SU’s primary 3-point option.And it’s that same trigger-happy approach that Grant has brought into No. 19 Syracuse’s (5-2) young season. Grant was sick for the Orange’s most recent game but has racked up a 39.3 percent field-goal percentage from beyond the arc and only attempted one 2-pointer this season. Grant’s averaging under eight minutes per game, but her 3-point efficiency has led her to rank second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in points per 40 minutes, according to WBBState.com.“Her coming in as a freshman hitting shots four or five steps behind the 3-point line and knocking them down, even contested ones,” Butler said of how Grant impressed teammates in preseason pick-up games. “I definitely knew from that standpoint she was going to come in and be big for us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHillsman said there shouldn’t be any learning curve for Grant. Three-point shooting doesn’t require any learned skills. She simply has to do the same thing she did in high school. Catch the ball and shoot the ball.It’s the same mentality that he preaches to Butler, a player who Grant saw bits of herself in during the recruiting process.“(Hillsman) tells me everyday, ‘Shoot the ball, shoot the ball,’” Grant said. “He’s kind of drilled it in me.”Against Morgan State on Nov. 23, Hillsman lifted three fingers into the air and marched up and down the Syracuse sideline whenever Grant hit a 3. His reaction to her makes were far more boisterous than to anyone else’s.Against Fordham on Nov. 28, Grant’s back-to-back 3s in the third quarter pushed the Orange’s lead to nine en route to a 22-point win and a season-high nine points.“I just tell her to run to where she feels comfortable shooting the ball,” Hillsman said. “… Her learning curve might be having a coach that says every time you touch the ball, you have to shoot it.”Now that Butler, Syracuse’s all-time leader in 3-pointers, has seen Grant’s potential manifest in game situations, she said she thinks Grant will eventually break her record. In Butler’s first seven games, she went 8-of-27 from deep, three less makes and only one fewer attempt than Grant.In high school, Grant’s job was the same as it is now and it’s not an accident that she’s been SU’s most productive freshman this season.“She’s just a phenomenal shooter,” Hillsman said. “She creates problems and she definitely creates space so for us, she’s been awesome.” Commentslast_img read more

In photos: Badgers Go Bald

first_imgApril 15 marked the third annual Badgers Go Bald event as part of the Badgers Give Back program at University of Wisconsin.The program gives children suffering from cancer from American Family Children’s hospital the opportunity to cut the hair and shave the heads of a group of UW student athletes.Wisconsin student athletes give back by going baldEight University of Wisconsin student athletes from five different sports went bald April 15. One of those student athletes, senior kicker Andrew Read…This year’s participating student athletes were Bart Houston (football), Andy Hamilton (men’s rowing), Andrew Endicott (football), Matt Miller (football), Rachel Fledderman (women’s track and field), Rylan Lubeck (wrestling), Connor Udelhoven (football) and Ali Nageotte (women’s golf).UW Associate Athletics Director Chris McIntosh also decided to get in on the action.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldMarissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldAfter the student athlete’s hair appointments concluded, the children got the opportunity to walk onto the Camp Randall field, spend time catching touchdown passes from Houston and run up and down the sidelines.last_img read more