Osborn is outstanding in Lincoln County opener

first_imgStarting up front, staying up front and being the first to the finish line was the name of the game for Allyn Myers to start his season off right with an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory. Myers worked his magic around the bottom groove at North Platte. NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (June 13) – Leading the lap that mattered the most was Colton Osborn in the IMCA Modified feature in front of a packed house on opening night Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway.  By Kelly Ninas Osborn started in the back row, worked his way through traffic and made the pass for the lead as the white flag was waved. Andrew Dillenburg was the leader until relinquishing the point to Osborn in the waning laps. Dillenburg continued to stay the course and earn a runner-up finish for his efforts. Biding his time and being around for the finish was the formula for success for Ayden Steffens to shine in his first official feature at North Platte.                                                                                                                                         center_img Colton Osborn drove from the back row to the front of the IMCA Modified feature field, capturing the open­ing night checkers at Lincoln County Raceway. (Photo by Kelly Ninas) Jesse Taylor raced his way back to the front of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field and Jamey Kennicutt took the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers after motoring from row four.  Steffens raced his way to the third place finish to start off his rookie season with a podium finish after start­ing in the back of the field when the green flag dropped.last_img read more

Dennis L. Cochran

first_imgDennis Lane Cochran, age 66, of Dillsboro, Indiana departed this life Monday, December 2, 2019 at the home of his brother in Dillsboro, Indiana.  He was born Thursday, July 16, 1953 at New Castle, Indiana, the son of Kenneth and Martha (Cowin) Cochran.  He married Sandra Johnson December 24, 1975 and she survives.  Dennis was a former member of Green Chapel Church.  Dennis served his country in the Marine Corp from 1972 to 1978, where he met his wife Sandy.  He owned and ran a restaurant for 17 years in Dillsboro.  Dennis loved to hunt and enjoyed watching wildlife out his living room window.  He loved to build things and greatly enjoyed time spent playing with his grandchildren, who adored him.Dennis is survived by his wife Sandra (Johnson) Cochran of Dillsboro; his mother Martha (Cowin) Wilson of Ocala, FL; sons: Jeremy (wife Ann) of Dillsboro, Adam of Dillsboro and Ben (wife Abigail) of Hartshorn, MO; brothers: Mike of OH, Larry (Marty) of Dillsboro, Tim (Debbie) of KY, Scott of FL, Kelly of FL, Troy (Valerie) of FL, Craig of IN, Gale of IN and Donnie of IN; sisters: Debbie (Gary) Wilson of ME, Sheryl (Daniel) Hatfield of FL, Kim (Tony) Burton of IN and Gay of IN; eight grandchildren: Lane, Dakota, Seddona, Chloe, Jesse, Shawn, Mylah and Carson; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth and stepmother Becky Cochran.A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Friday, December 6 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Brother Mike Martin officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Cemetery, with full military rites provided by Northcutt Laaker Post #292 of Dillsboro.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 10 – 11 AM Friday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Dennis to the donor’s choice.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Saudi bars ring girls from Joshua, Ruiz rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight There will be no ring girls for Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night.The long-standing boxing tradition has been scrapped in order to respect the culture of Saudi Arabia, which will host the heavyweight sequel.The desert country has strict laws governing what women can wear in public and with ring girls wearing skimpy outfits, they will be unable to take part.The WWE faced a similar problem when they took their promotion to the country on Halloween with the female wrestlers dressing more conservatively than normal.Joshua and Ruiz had looked set to lock horns again in Cardiff before Saudi Arabia swooped with a huge late bid.The Brit will bid to win back the three heavyweight world titles he lost to Ruiz in June having been dropped four times and stopped in the seventh round.Arriving in Saudi, Joshua said: “It’s going to be an incredible night and I’m thrilled so many of my fans are going to be there, particularly from the UK.“It’ll definitely be a night people will tell their grandchildren they were at, one of those iconic evenings of boxing. Everyone from Saudi has been brilliant to work with.”Ruiz stepped in at just six weeks’ notice to fight Joshua at Madison Square Garden and plans to repeat his victory this weekend.“It’s amazing man, it’s crazy how they built everything in a month and a half,” he said.“It’s amazing to be fighting over here, it’s going to be really historic and I’m planning to make history over here.“It’s a lot different. When I first got here none of this was here so it’s unbelievable.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony Joshualast_img read more

Sexton a doubt for All Blacks clash

first_img New Zealand’s 24-year-old fly-half understudy Aaron Cruden already boasts 27 caps, in contrast to Ireland’s out-half back-ups Paddy Jackson and Ian Madigan who have a combined cap total of 11. Schmidt admitted that experience gap will require careful handling should Sexton miss out this weekend. Gordon D’Arcy could very well be primed for a midfield recall if former Leinster pivot Sexton is laid low, to offset any potential inexperience at fly-half. Schmidt added: “One of the things is the number of Tests they’ve played. “Aaron Cruden’s accumulated almost 30 Tests (whereas) Paddy Jackson and Ian Madigan have a handful each. “That’s a very big gap in terms of learning, experience and opportunity to maybe make some errors and learn from them. “And they will be surrounded by some experienced players. “So it’s important for us to try to get the right players around the 10 if it’s not Johnny.” Sexton limped out of Ireland’s lacklustre 32-15 defeat to Australia at half-time on Saturday in Dublin with a hamstring problem. Head coach Schmidt will receive an update on Sexton’s condition on Monday, once Ireland’s medics have examined scans. If the prognosis is unclear, Schmidt admitted Ireland can ill afford to gamble on the 28-year-old Racing Metro playmaker’s availability. Schmidt explained: “I guess on Monday we’ll find out the degree of his injury and then that will either make a decision easy for us, because it looks good or it doesn’t look good. “If it’s halfway in between, then certainly my expectation would be that he would have to train on Friday. “He hasn’t really spent that much time with us training, he had a little hip-flexor issue plus we left him to rest against Samoa just because of the attritional game time he had already accumulated. “And I think the wear and tear of that game time has consequences, and unfortunately those consequences have fallen in our lap.” New Zealand are one win away from the perfect season after seeing off England 30-22 at Twickenham on Saturday. The All Blacks will be desperate to complete a grand slam northern hemisphere tour in Dublin on Sunday weekend and rubberstamp a 100 per cent year to boot. Steve Hansen’s side may have to do without 100-cap fly-half Dan Carter though, who suffered a leg injury of his own in London. Injury doubt Jonathan Sexton must train at least twice this week to be considered to face New Zealand on Sunday, according to Ireland boss Joe Schmidt. Press Associationlast_img read more

Wenger set to stay with Gunners

first_img Wenger has yet to sign the offer of a new deal from Arsenal, h owever the 64-year-old appears certain to remain at the Emirates Stadium. Asked on Friday in an interview with beIN SPORTS, broadcast on TalkSPORT, whether he would stay or go at the end of the season, Wenger said: “Look, I have said that many times already, I have given my word to this club and that I want to continue where I am…. that means to stay.” However, midfielder Abou Diaby will not be rushed into a return from a serious knee injury after reporting a slight groin problem after playing for the Under-21s in midweek, which was his first action since suffering a cruciate ligament injury against Swansea in March 2013. “Diaby played one half [for the Under-21s]. How far away he is is difficult to say, but he had a little groin problem after the game so will not be available for Monday,” said Wenger. Defender Kieran Gibbs is still sidelined by a hamstring problem, while England midfielder Jack Wilshere continues his recovery. “Jack is progressing well. He is still on target to be with our team in the last couple of games,” Wenger added. The Frenchman arrived at Arsenal early in the 1996-97 season and is pushing his team to clinch Champions League football for next term after a campaign of mixed fortunes. It would be a blow to lose 3 1-year-old France international Sagna, who will be a free agent in the summer and has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium. The likes of Inter Milan, Paris St Germain, Galatasaray and Manchester City are all said to be interested in acquiring his services. Wenger remains hopeful Sagna, who joined from Auxerre in July 2007, will eventually opt to stay on with Arsenal, with a deal, understood to be for two more years, having been on the table for some time. “At the moment they (talks) are not progressing. We know what we want from him, he knows what is on the table and that is where we are,” said Wenger. “The ball is not in our camp anymore, it is in his camp, and he needs to come back to us.” Arsenal host Newcastle on Monday night looking to cement their place in the top four of the Barclays Premier League ahead of Everton. Captain Thomas Vermaelen is expected back from a hamstring problem. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to extend his stay at the club but he admits the Gunners are no closer to tying up a contract extension for defender Bacary Sagna. Press Associationlast_img read more

SFA looks to extend streak vs Central Ark.

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 18, 2020 STEPPING UP: Kevon Harris has put up 18 points and 5.7 rebounds to lead the way for the Lumberjacks. Gavin Kensmil has paired with Harris and is producing 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The Bears have been led by Rylan Bergersen, who is averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds.BRILLIANT BERGERSEN: Bergersen has connected on 24 percent of the 129 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 15 over the last three games. He’s also converted 67.3 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Central Arkansas is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 69 points and 9-8 when scoring at least 69.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Central Arkansas is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 69 points or fewer. The Bears are 4-17 when opponents score more than 69.DID YOU KNOW: The Stephen F. Austin offense has scored 80.2 points per game this season, ranking the Lumberjacks 16th among Division 1 teams. The Central Arkansas defense has allowed 83.1 points per game to opponents (ranked 316th).___ Associated Press center_img SFA looks to extend streak vs Central Ark. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCentral Arkansas (9-17, 8-7) vs. Stephen F. Austin (22-3, 13-1)William R. Johnson Coliseum, Nacogdoches, Texas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Stephen F. Austin looks for its 10th straight conference win against Central Arkansas. Stephen F. Austin’s last Southland loss came against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 73-72 on Jan. 8. Central Arkansas fell short in an 82-67 game at Sam Houston State on Saturday.last_img read more

Amazon Warriors aim to maintain momentum

first_imgTHE camaraderie and work ethic have driven Guyana Amazon Warriors to a perfect start in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as they finished their first set of home games undefeated.However, Warriors, last year’s runners-up, will play their first game away from home when they clash with hosts, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots this evening from 20:00hrs at Basseterre.Maintaining momentum will be the order of the day for the Warriors, who have secured wins over St Lucia Stars, Patriots and Barbados Tridents so far in the tournament.The local franchise have been excellent with everyone contributing at crucial times, and with enough match-winners and momentum on the side, Amazon Warriors seem to be the favourite going into this match.Captain Shoaib Malik is yet to bring his A-game to the table but the young batting sensations, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, and Brandon King, have all shared the limelight at the top of the order so far.Their contributions have allowed the likes of Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green and Keemo Paul the luxury to play their natural game towards the back end of the first three games.In the bowling department, Warriors will be without Shadab Khan, the Pakistan international leg-spinner, who was only available for the first three games of the season due to domestic commitments. He will be replaced by South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir.Tahir played for Amazon Warriors in 2018 when he claimed 16 wickets at 17.75 as the team made it to the final but were beaten by the Trinbago Knight Riders. Amazon Warriors have also announced a replacement for USA player Saurabh Netravalkar who will be unavailable due to international commitments.Netravalkar was replaced by Afghan leg-spinner Qais Ahmad who played for the St Lucia franchise in the 2018 Hero CPL. Qais has 35 wickets in T20 cricket at the very impressive average of 18 from his 27 matches in the format.The predictable nature of off-spinner Green has also given their attack a different dimension while pacers Romario Shepherd and Paul, are expected to play their part.With no injury concerns at present, the Warriors are expected to go in with the same team that beat Barbados Tridents in their last game.On the other hand, Patriots have concerns, winning only one game out of four they have played so far.The Patriots, were left to rue their inability to build on promising positions as they were defeated by Trinbago Knight Riders in their opening game, then to the Warriors by eight wickets before rebounding in a record-run chase against the Jamaica Tallawahs, winning by four wickets. However, they lost their last game to the Tridents by 18 runs.International and domestic commitments have forced Patriots into some late changes ahead of the tournament and these have somewhat affected their performance. … clash with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots tonightlast_img read more

Boys Bees beat Liverpool, C-NS at Arcaro indoor track meet

first_imgHead-to-head against its two major rivals, the Baldwinsville boys indoor track and field team got the best of it and emerged victorious from Saturday’s morning session of the John Arcaro Memorial Invitational at SRC Arena.With a total of 109 points, the Bees finished comfortably in front of Liverpool, who was second with 81 points, and Cicero-North Syracuse, who was third with 74 points.Connor Waldron, in 37.27 seconds, went 1-2 with Sam Mellinger (38.24) in the 300-meter dash, and that pair joined David Mahar and Kenneth Svitak to win the 4×200 relay in 1:36.58. Tags: Baldwinsvilleindoor track Priest, who cleared 10 feet in the pole vault, and Max Bozzuto were third in the triple jump with combined leaps of 68’7 1/4″ as Owen Weaver and Bradford Doubleday topped 10’9″ in the high jump. Solomon Holden-Betts and Ryan Foley were fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 22:40.80, with Tom Hagopian and Tom Bernardin fifth (20.39 seconds) in the 55-meter hurdles.B’ville’s girls team also had a strong showing at the Arcaro meet, with 88 points to finish third as C-NS (109 points) edged Liverpool (105 points) for the top spot.Karen Ekure, second in the individual 55 sprint in 7.51 seconds, got second in the team event with Rachael Pawelek in 15.67 seconds, but with Lauren Addario won the 300 sprint team event in 1:29.69. Addario, Ekure, Courtney Bostic and Carlie Desimone were second in the 4×200 relay in 1:52.57.Addario beat the field in the triple jump with 35’2 1/4″, second in the team portion with Allyson Surowick going 66’5 1/4″. Surowick had a second-place long jump of 15’9″ and was second in the team portion with Bostic, going 26’11 1/4″. Lauren Shaler and Sarah Smiley were second in the weight throw with total distance of 61 feet.Sage Springsteen and Annabelle Horan were second in the 3,000-meter run in 26:20.42 as Anna Conklin, Lily Horan, Kathryn Nice and Olivia Creelman were fourth in the 4×800 relay in 11:03.16, the Bees also fourth in the 4×400 in 4:36.88.Ella Smith, clearing 7’6″, got fourth-place points in the pole vault. Surowick and Natalia Munson finished fifth in the 55 hurdles in 21.31 seconds, with Anna Conklin and Mary Roach fifth in the 1,000. Nice and Madison Kennedy were fifth in the 600-meter run..Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Jack Michaels won the individual 1,600-meter run in 4:36.97, taking second on the team side with Nate Hludzenski with 9:52.27 as Colin Delaney beat the field in the 1,000-meter run in 2:45.22 and claimed the team event with James Carey in 5:40.09.Adam Graham and Steven Miller swept the top spots in the shot put, Miller throwing it 40 feet 2 1/4 inches and Miller going 39’5 1/2″. Then Miller, with a weight throw of 46’1″, beat out Alex Boak’s second-place 44’9″.Mellinger and David Mahar got second place in the 55-meter dash in 13.81 seconds, with Mellinger second (6.77) among individuals. In the 4×400, Quinn Peters, Aidan Priest, Aiden Kosoltecki and Robert Thompson finished second in 3:55.73 as Connor Waldron, Garrett Petelli, Owen Weaver and Colin Delaney were third in the 4×800 relay in 8:54.23.last_img read more

What we know: A breakdown of Syracuse’s NCAA appeal results

first_imgThe reduction of 12 scholarships over four seasons (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19) The NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee responded on Wednesday to Syracuse University’s appeal of some of the sanctions handed down on March 6. Here’s what we know about the committee’s findings (read the full nine-page report here), and what it means for the university and its men’s basketball team.Representatives of the NCAA’s appeals committee and Syracuse University met for an oral argument on Aug. 3, 2015. Syracuse was appealing three penalties as part of the NCAA’s original findings released on March 6, 2015.Which penalties did Syracuse appeal? Returning money to the NCAA that Syracuse received through the former Big East revenue sharing for playing in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCAA Tournaments. Also, having the conference withhold any future payments to Syracuse and forfeit them to the NCAA.  The vacation of wins from the from “the academic years 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11 and 2011-12 in men’s basketball and 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 in football in which student-athlete Nos. 1 through 10 competed while ineligible.” Student-athlete Nos. 1 through 10 were linked to various NCAA infractions in the March report. How did the NCAA rule on Syracuse’s appeals? In the appeals report, the NCAA writes that the hearing committee did not abuse its discretion with the prescribed financial penalties. However, Syracuse wrote in its official statement that: “In addition, even before the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee issued its decision, the University won a significant victory by achieving a $1.23 million reduction in the financial penalty previously imposed.  In formulating its appeal, the University discovered the NCAA Committee on Infractions had incorrectly penalized it by requiring the forfeiture of monies received from the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  The Committee on Infractions acknowledged the error and corrected its earlier decision by reducing the financial penalty.” Comments Not yet ruled onJim Boeheim’s appeal of his nine-game suspension at the start of conference play is a personal appeal, so it was not ruled on by the NCAA at this time. The NCAA’s decisions were for appeals made by Syracuse University. Boeheim’s appeal is still pending, and results will come at a later date.  Regarding the reduction of scholarships penalty, the NCAA appeals committee found that the hearing committee “failed to consider and weigh material factors and therefore, abused its discretion in the imposition of” 12 lost scholarships across four seasons. Therefore, Syracuse won back one scholarships for each year, and the penalty is now eight scholarships lost across four seasons (or two a year). Related Stories Syracuse wins back 1 scholarship for each of next 4 years in NCAA appealRead the full NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee reportSyracuse University statement on NCAA infractions appeal decisionWhat we know: A breakdown of Syracuse’s NCAA appeal results The NCAA, citing a 2012 ruling in a Georgia Tech case, found that  the “hearing panel did not abuse its discretion” with the vacation of wins penalty. Therefore, Syracuse will vacate all of the aforementioned wins because they involved “serious issues” like academic fraud, intentional violations and lack of institutional control. As a result, SU head coach Jim Boeheim loses 101 wins and goes to No. 6 on the NCAA’s all-time coaching wins list with 868.  Published on November 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sage: Notre Dame back on top

first_imgWaking up Sunday morning, I was in shock.A much-needed postgame nap had turned into a 14-hour night of sleep, and what I was reading on my Twitter feed didn’t make sense. Notre Dame was No. 1?Only a few moments after, it hit me. No. 6 Kansas State and No. 5 Oregon, which had previously been No. 1 and No. 2, blew it.Actually, it was just Oregon who destroyed its chance to play in the national championship game, losing 17-14 in overtime to No. 8 Stanford. The Wildcats, on the other hand, got destroyed. Baylor had previously won a single Big 12 game this season, against Kansas – which has not managed success since Week 1 – yet they embarrassed the No. 1 team in the nation with a 52-24 victory.And so there is one. A single undefeated team after Week 12 controls its own road to Miami Jan. 7. That team is Notre Dame.There is no way to deny the Fighting Irish are back now. What better way to silence season-long critics than to be able to boast the customary “#1” sign for the first time, for football, since 1993 atop Grace Hall.The tradition started back in 1973 after the school’s championship season. A program with one of the richest histories in all of college football has been in a slump of underperformance since 1993.I thought this team was going to defy the odds against it with what was considered one of the toughest schedules in all of college football, but I did not expect it to make it to Week 13 without a blemish.Now just a single victory away from a berth in the BCS National Championship Game, a closer look at the team’s path shows much more than just the luck of the Irish.Dominant DefenseManti Te’o.Any discussion so much as mentioning the words Irish and defense should not start without this name. The senior linebacker closed out his career in Notre Dame Stadium Saturday with six tackles against Wake Forest and a zero next to his opponent’s name.What makes him is his consistency. By Te’o’s own statistics, Saturday’s performance was subpar. The Heisman contender has put up double-digit tackle totals in six of 11 games this season, topping out at 12, with seven solo tackles, against Michigan State in Week 3.He is backed by his teammates on defense, which as a unit averages just more than ten points allowed per game, the best in the league to date.Te’o has the picture perfect stage to prove he is deserving of the top award. Come Saturday against USC, you can bet he will be firing on all cylinders to keep his team, and his dreams, alive.Ability to WinHead coach Brian Kelly has created a team that can rise to the occasion and win games under pressure. It was not the prettiest of paths leading up to this final-week showdown against the Trojans. Luck may have been on the team’s side against Pittsburgh. However, Notre Dame has consistently found a way to win when tested, which is what separates it from No. 2 Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State and the rest of the field.What these three teams have in common is offensive power.I know what you’re thinking: Alabama prides itself on defense. Yet who was it that got the Tide out of the near-loss to No. 7 LSU two weeks ago? The Crimson offense, after the so highly-praised defense gave up 14 points and the lead in the second half. And against No. 9 Texas A&M, this same group gave up 20 points in the first quarter.Notre Dame’s offensive unit isn’t spectacular, but it is good enough to make up the few points the team gives up, and in the end that is really all that matters.Oregon has made headlines with its offensive dismantling of opponents this season, but Saturday against Stanford, the Ducks put up just 14 points, which, might I remind you, is six fewer points than Notre Dame’s offense accumulated against the Cardinals in Week 7.This brings me to my final point as to why the Fighting Irish are the sole undefeated team looking for a title. They still have a big game to play.Big Competition Still RemainsSaturday, I argue, is the biggest game of the season for both Notre Dame and USC. It was slated as a late matchup that intrigued many fans, and I am pleased to say despite the ups and downs of this season, that speculation still holds true.The Trojans may have already suffered four surprising losses this season. This is the team many thought would be where the Irish are standing now when play began in September. USC’s BCS hopes were crushed a long time ago, so you better believe they will be ready to pounce at the opportunity to have an impact on the title game in a different way: thrashing Notre Dame.The Fighting Irish have proven they deserve the No. 1 spot thus far, but unlike the former No. 1 placeholders, their biggest game is still not in the record book.Alabama and Kansas State have their toughest matchup slated for their regular season in their rear-view mirror. Oregon, which was No. 1 in the AP poll, still faces an always difficult Civil War with Oregon State this weekend as well, but its competition with USC and Stanford within the past three weekends should have been the most difficult task.Notre Dame is granted the fortune of seeing USC quarterback Matt Barkley without a helmet on, after a shoulder injury this past weekend will keep him out of the game. This increases the odds of a 12-0 Notre Dame season two-fold, but with a new quarterback comes the unknown.The chances are slim this will pose serious problem for Te’o and the Notre Dame defense, who would love nothing more than to intercept a pass or two from the rookie.But these past two weeks of football remind us that nothing in this game is ever a guarantee.last_img read more