Mosaic Church: Family Community Month

first_img Top of the News Mosaic Church celebrates Family Community Month at the Franson Hall-William Carey International University, 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena. Family Community Nights will run each Wednesday of February. A variety of classes will be offered for parents. Childcare will be provided for all kids.Dinner will be from 5:30 pm – 6 pm and classes for parents of children birth-5th grade will start at 6:00 p.m.To sign-up for Family Community Nights or to learn more, email [email protected], 7107 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles (Admin Offices), and 1539 East Howard Street, Pasadena (Mosaic Pasadena Campus), (323) 391-2930 or visit www.mosaic.org. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith & Religion News Mosaic Church: Family Community Month Published on Monday, February 20, 2012 | 5:45 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Business Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Jarvis makes push to play on Sundays

first_imgBut he still maintains hope that there will be an opportunity for him to take to the gridiron on Sundays.“It’s easy to get deterred or discouraged whenever you’re doubted so heavily,” Jarvis said. “(NFL scouts) have said I’m too small and that I’ve suffered too many injuries. And I understand that it’s a business, so I have to keep striving.”After being one of the top players in the WPIAL, Jarvis took his talents to Kent State, where he was an All-Mid American Conference (MAC) performer in two separate seasons.Still, Jarvis has a long list of skeptics that doubt his value to the league.Joe Butler has evaluated high school and college talent, nationally, for the past 35 years. He currently looks at these players for a local NFL agent that he’d like to remain nameless.“I do not think (Jarvis’) name will be called at this year’s draft,” Butler said. “Do I think he has a chance to get to a camp? Yes. And do I think he’s got a shot to impress when he gets there? Absolutely.”Jarvis amassed over 3,700 rushing yards over his four-year collegiate career, which is good for third all-time in Kent State history. That is one spot ahead of current Cleveland Brown’s wide receiver Joshua Cribbs and was good for second place amongst all active career rushers in major college football.In addition to his accomplishments on the field, he graduated from the University with a degree in Sports Management.“There were many obstacles that I had to get around to get to this point,” Jarvis mentioned.One of those was before the 2009 regular season when Jarvis suffered a season ending injury when he lacerated a rib against Boston College. Due to that he had to take a medical redshirt, but was granted a 6th year in the 2010-11 season.“Fighting all the injuries was definitely tough both mentally and physically,” he said. “It was really beginning to take a toll on me.”It has been a climb for Jarvis since being named an SI.com All-American team honorable mention (which was the same season he earned a spot on the All-MAC conference first team). That season, he rushed for 1,669 yards on 279 attempts.That year, he led the MAC in rushing yards per game with a 139.1 average, which also ranked fifth, nationally.“My sophomore season was amazing,” Jarvis said. “I had a tremendous amount of success executing plays when they were called and my offensive line did the same thing. It was a great time in my career.”After playing runningback his whole career, Jarvis moved on to the pass-happy Canadian Football League where, despite his size, he entered the Montreal Alouette’s camp as a slot receiver; a move that wasn’t unfathomable due to his success in college catching the ball. During that sophomore season, he caught 23 passes and led the team with 309 receiving yards.“They knew what kind of athlete I was,” he said. “And they knew I was going to take the opportunity head on and make the best of it.”He was cut before the beginning of the regular season, but the 175-pound running back is currently preparing for this year’s NFL draft that will take place in New York on Apr 26.“He has shown much resilience to be healthy and ready to cease an opportunity on a pro roster,” said Brandon Westbrook a close friend to Jarvis. “At the end of the day he has proven his worth on the field as a leader and record breaking running back, each and every chance he has had. The next team to take that chance will reap the rewards.”The New York based Westbrook is a Pittsburgh native and is the founder of Westbrook & Company, which is the marketing and management consultancy that will see Jarvis through his pursuit of the NFL. HOPING TO GO PRO—Eugene Jarvis, a four-year letterman at Kent State and former Central Catholic runningback carries the ball during a game. (Photo courtesy of Kent State athletics) by Malik VincentLike so many from the area, former Central Catholic and Kent State running back Eugene Jarvis is making a push to play football, professionally.Sure, he stands at a very compact 5-foot-6. And yes, Jarvis has battled injury all throughout his career as a Golden Flash.last_img read more

3 Indian national team basketballers jailed overnight after drunken roadside brawl in Bangalore

first_imgAdvertisement 61NBA Finals | Brooklyn VswoicWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4xmak( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 065Would you ever consider trying this?😱oCan your students do this? 🌚9ejniRoller skating! Powered by Firework Three Indian basketball team players, Amjyot Singh, Arshpreet Bhullar and Amritpal Singh, were involved in a roadside brawl in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Reports claim that the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) is probing the incident, through a three-member inquiry committee. The scuffle took place on Wednesday as the players were returning to the national camp that night when a road accident took place and Amjyot Singh took to Instagram posting photos of his injured knee and arms and accused the board for “suppressing” his voice.Advertisement Image Courtesy: NBAThe national basketball team is in Bengaluru to take part in the camp, and as per sources, the trio, Amjyot, Arshpreet, and Amritpal, with an under-17 player, left the campus on two bikes without seeking permission from any officials or coaches. The fight took place outside the camp premises and resulted not only in injuries but also a damaged gold chain and broken spectacles.BFI secretary general Chander Mukhi Sharma confirmed that the four have been issued show cause notices for their violation of the camp’s protocol.Advertisement “Since the two met with the accident, they feared that their act of indiscipline would come out in public. Arshpreet was furious about Amjyot not riding the bike carefully and fought with him. A scuffle broke out and the two hit each other” he said.Among the three accused, Amjyot was involved in a controversy earlier; for allegedly slapping Arshpreet and captain Yadwinder Singh, during the Commonwealth Games in Australia. He was then for a year banned by the BFI.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

Why Chelsea need to be patient and persist with Sarriball

first_imgMaurizio Sarri arrived in England as something of an enigma. Fans of Italian football waxed lyrical about his Napoli side, a team that came close to toppling the mighty Juventus while playing some of the most attractive football in Europe.Napoli improved every season he was there, ending the 2017/18 campaign with 91 points, the most a team has achieved in Serie A without winning the title. That total would have won them the league in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, and drawn them level in 2016 and 2017 – that’s 11 of the 14 seasons since the Italian top flight switched to 20 teams.It seems unlikely that Napoli will finish anywhere near that total this term, despite having the vastly experienced ex-Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti at the helm. In fact, they are currently eight points worse off than at the same stage last term.So, considering his great success with Napoli, what has gone wrong for Sarri at Chelsea? Can the Italian turn it around? And should the club keep faith in his methods?The emergence of SarriballSarri’s style of football at Napoli became known in social media circles as ‘Sarriball’ or ‘Sarrismo’. Videos of his team’s attacking moves often went viral, and even Pep Guardiola declared them one of the best teams he had played against.But such a distinct style can take time to implement. You need the right environment and circumstances to make such a drastic change to a team’s philosophy. And you need your players to buy into it 100%.Exporting that style from one league to another can also bring problems. And if results are not instant, players and fans can start to have their doubts.After the 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City, TV sports’ pundits were quick to lay the boot in with lines such as: “This isn’t Napoli, this isn’t Serie A – this is Chelsea and the Premier League”, as if to undermine his achievements in Italy and suggest he is now out of his depth.But is it really as simple as that? Sarri’s system relies on players being highly motivated and committed to playing with great intensity. He likes to press high and recover possession quickly, but his current players seem incapable of performing this way over a sustained period of time. As the season has gone on, the pressing has stopped and the intensity has all but disappeared. With so many players aged 30 or over, this could just be a physical problem. But Sarri himself has also questioned the mentality of his squad.Where does the buck stop?The situation raises an interesting dilemma: Should the club pander to the players and recruit yet another coach (as of 13th February, his odds to be the next Premier League manager sacked have been slashed to 4/5 by Betway following the Manchester City game on February 10)? Or do they give Sarri the opportunity to have a summer clear-out and start building a team in his own image? It only takes a few key voices in the squad to embrace the philosophy for it to permeate the whole dressing room. And with everyone working from the same page, spectacular results can be achieved.The stubborn approachApart from a switch of formation in his early days at Napoli, which saw him ditch a 4-3-1-2 system in favour of a 4-3-3, he was always accused of being stubborn and having no ‘Plan B’. This is a common criticism thrown at managers who have a clear philosophy. Pep Guardiola was accused of this at Barcelona and Bayern Munich despite enjoying monumental success. To accuse a coach of having no Plan B after he has just secured a record points total for his team seems absurd, but when his style of football appears to be failing it becomes a valid concern. But everyone at Chelsea knew what they were getting with Sarri; this is a man who sticks to his guns until he gets it right. While other coaches might opt to play according to the players at his disposal, Sarri will not stray from his vision and would rather change the players at his disposal than sacrifice his style.Those who claim that Sarriball can never work in the Premier League just need to look at the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp. Both needed time for their systems to flourish, and both refused to compromise on their vision, even when it was suggested they had been exposed by the toughness of the Premier League. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? 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Warriors leaving door open on DeMarcus Cousins’ return

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — The Warriors are wrestling with two contradictions about DeMarcus Cousins as they process losing their marquee free agent that presumably would have made the path to another NBA title run smoother.The Warriors expect the end of Cousins’ three-month tenure here after an MRI showed that the center suffered a torn left quadriceps muscle.“He will not need …last_img

Wasserstein Smart Wi-Fi Plug: A Plug and Play Solution

first_imgWe all seem to have more devices than ever, which means we now need an effective way to manage them. That’s exactly what the  Wasserstein Smart Wi-Fi Plug intends to give you.A group of Amazon resellers founded the smart home company behind the plug. Wasserstein also makes other quality connected products like security camera mounts as well as offers a wide range of different smart home brands as part of their smart home store.Recently, I tried the Wi-Fi plug to see how it could help us control all of our devices from anywhere with its free app for Android or iOS. Here’s my review.What the Wasserstein Smart Wi-Fi Plug DoesLeaving the house no longer has to fill you with worry about what you might have inadvertently left on. Thanks to an intuitive app, you’ll be able to remotely turn off the electricity supply to any device in your house. The app means that you can remotely turn it on.The app also allows you to name the devices as well as create automatic weekday schedules to turn those devices on and off, including time limits for each device. Timelimits is an ideal way to make your home look lived in even if you are away on vacation.It is compatible with Alexa. If you use an Amazon Echo or an Amazon Dot, you can download the necessary Alexa skills also to use this smart plug. It’s called the”Tuya Smart” skill, and you’ll need to enable it to launch voice control via Alexa. Once you name the smart plug, then you can tell Alexa to control certain things, such as “Alex, turn off the kitchen light.”The smart plug works for consumers and their devices in the U.S., UK, and Europe.Getting StartedTo use the Wasserstein Smart Wi-Fi Plug, all I had to do was download the Wstein app and put the socket plug into a wall outlet. The app instructions prompted me to “Add Device.”  There are three tabs at the bottom of the app that say Devices, Add Device and Profile.The Device tab lists all the Wasserstein devices. This where you will find the controls to turn them on and off. The Add Device tab links up a new connected device. For the Wasserstein Smart Plug, you will need to push the button on the side of the plug before connecting it to your router. Connecting it to your router should pair it with your router system for convenience.Finally, the Profile tab is where you can go if you need to send feedback to the company related to any issues you have with set-up or use. I tried it just to see how fast I might get an answer, and they were surprisingly quick in terms of response time. The Profile tab is also where you can add users that you want to have access to the smart plug.The Best FeaturesThere is no hub or subscription service that you’ll have to buy as extras when you purchase a Wasserstein Smart Wi-Fi Plug. It’s easy to get started within minutes thanks to the plug-and-play format for the socket and the downloadable app. The smart plug is very reasonably priced, considering how much convenience and control it offers.What I liked best about this smart Wi-Fi plug compared to other available smart plugs is its USB charging port. While newer homes may have a plethora of wall outlets, some places fall short. Therefore, the USB port is a definite plus in terms of the value added by using this smart plug.The company’s three-month warranty allows you to return the product for a replacement or a full refund for any reason.Some IssuesWhile I was able to connect with my smartphone, others have reported issues with their Windows phones because these phones and their operating systems are not compatible with the smart plug app.It also doesn’t integrate with other Wi-Fi connected hubs outside of Alexa. That means if you have Google Home, Wink, or Apple Home Kit, for example, this smart plug won’t work because it’s not compatible.There are also limited mobile app features. For example, the mobile app doesn’t let you build automated tasks like opening the door automatically when someone comes home. Some tasks you won’t want to be automatic — relating to the fact that these smart plugs don’t work with some connected hubs — and we’re glad.Where to BuyThe smart plug is available on the Wasserstein website or through Amazon. The best price when I bought it was on the Wasserstein site.What’s IncludedWhen my smart plug arrived, I received one Wasserstein smart plug, a manual with instructions on how to access the app in the iTunes store or Google Play store, and how to use the plug, and a three-month warranty.Overall ConclusionsThe Wasserstein Smart Wi-Fi plug is a quality, affordable connected device that is ideal for someone who has an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and is just starting to add and use simple, smart home devices. It’s perfect for apartments, dorm rooms, and vacation rental properties.   Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. 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Cong. a true national party: Shatrughan

first_imgActor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has announced that he is quitting the BJP, on Sunday said he decided to go with the Congress as it was a national party in the true sense and family friend Lalu Prasad also advised him to do so. He said leaders such as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal, among others, wanted him to join their respective parties, but he had made it clear that whatever be the situation, the constituency he would be contesting in the Lok Sabha poll would be Patna Sahib.last_img

The Marlins Traded Away A Playoff Team

RPSergio RomoTwins0.4 RFShin-Soo ChooRangers1.5 BenchEric ThamesBrewers1.1 SPRyan YarbroughRays1.7 DHEdwin EncarnacionYankees1.9 2BDee GordonMariners0.3 RPAnibal SanchezNationals1.3 RPNick WittgrenIndians0.6 RPAnthony DeSclafaniReds1.5 3BAsdrubal CabreraRangers0.8 RFGiancarlo StantonYankees0.2 RPJason VargasPhillies1.1 CFChristian YelichBrewers6.1 BenchAustin BarnesDodgers0.5 BenchAdeiny HechavarriaMets0.2 SPChris PaddackPadres1.6 2BKetel MarteDiamondbacks4.8 As the MLB trade deadline approaches, the Miami Marlins are at it again, trading reliever Sergio Romo on Saturday to the Minnesota Twins for a prospect. We shouldn’t be surprised — trades are essential to the Marlins’ identity: The franchise has won two titles, in 1997 and 2003, but hasn’t made the postseason otherwise. Both titles were immediately followed by major trades of key players from the championship runs.Of the top 25 players in Marlins history by wins above replacement,1According to FanGraphs’ measurement. 23 were traded away, and the other two were meant to be traded, according to Miami executives, but the trades fell through. The team’s history is littered with fire sales and payroll slashes. Some deals were merely ill-advised, such as the buy-now moves that sent away key prospects in 2016 — a season that ended with 79 wins. Others were more absurd, such as sending then-prospect Trevor Williams to Pittsburgh as compensation for a pitching coach who was let go by Miami after two seasons.This got us thinking: Could you make an entire lineup of Marlins trade castaways? An entire roster even?As it turns out, you can. And it’s a fairly good team. A 25-man roster of players who, at one point in their careers, were traded from Miami would project to win at least 90 games over the course of this season, based on the WAR those players have accumulated with their current squads. Through Monday, the team would be roughly 61-43 and in line for a wild card. Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, Fangraphs You could even name a manager in Craig Counsell, who scored the winning run in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series and was traded to the Dodgers in 1999 for a player to be named later.2That player would be minor leaguer Ryan Moskau.We used the current WAR of the former Marlins to construct this lineup, with some slight adjustments for injury: We would start Giancarlo Stanton, even though Cameron Maybin and Jake Marisnick have had better seasons so far, and Nathan Eovaldi, who could be replaced by Anthony DeSclafani in the rotation and Steve Cishek on the roster. And we moved some players out of their regular positions, including stashing the aforementioned DeSclafani in the bullpen and putting regular right fielder Christian Yelich in center field to make room for Stanton.That 25-man roster doesn’t even include two of the most notable traded-away players: future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera, who is at -0.4 WAR for the season, and two-time All-Star Andrew Miller, sitting at -0.1 WAR.3The other active players left off are outfielder Josh Naylor and relievers Cishek, David Phelps, Dillon Peters, Dan Jennings and Kyle Barraclough It’s also worth noting that this roster isn’t one the Marlins could realistically have if they had just stood pat: Some of the players on this list were at one point acquired by the Marlins in a trade for another player on the list: Dee Gordon, for instance, was acquired in a 2014 trade that sent four current major leaguers to the Dodgers, including Kiké Hernandez.The total WAR from this 25-man roster, from their 2019 performances with non-Marlins teams, is 30.3, breaking down to 16.6 for position players and 13.7 for pitchers. The hitting WAR roughly equates to that of the Brewers, and the pitching WAR is close to that of the Astros. Both groups of former Marlins would rank in the top 10 of baseball. Using the winning percentage expected from a replacement-level team,4Roughly 29 percent. we can extrapolate the former Marlins’ WAR to 162 games from the 104 the Marlins have played through Monday. Without adjusting for playing time, we find that the team would project to 95 wins over a 162-game season.5This team would have fewer plate appearances than expected for an MLB team but slightly more innings pitched.If you think all of these trades should have netted the Marlins good players in return, well, they’re last in the National League by four games and have a farm system consistently ranked in the bottom 10 of the majors (though that may be improving).The Marlins aren’t the only team that could fill out a roster of traded-away players: The Seattle Mariners have executed big trades in recent years. A roster assembled of the very best of once-traded Mariners, aided by recent trades of Edwin Encarnacion and Jay Bruce, can compete with the Marlins.6The Mariners’ team has accumulated more WAR this season, but the Marlins have far fewer plate appearances. The Pirates similarly have a potentially solid team of cast-offs, if not quite as good, but they don’t have a catcher (unless someone drags David Ross out of retirement.) BenchJake MarisnickAstros1.4 RPJason VargasPhillies1.1 RPShawn KelleyRangers0.5 SPDomingo GermanYankees1.7 1BJustin BourAngels-0.1 RPAndrew HeaneyAngels0.5 RPEmilio PaganRays0.8 LFMarcell OzunaCardinals1.7 SPMichael PinedaTwins1.8 CManny PinaBrewers0.8 The Mariners also let go of some major playersHypothetical roster of former members of the Seattle Mariners, projected to win at least 90 games based on their 2019 performances through July 29 CFBen GamelBrewers0.7 RPAlex ColomeWhite Sox0.5 The Marlins traded an entire playoff-caliber rosterHypothetical roster of former members of the Miami Marlins, projected to win at least 90 games based on their 2019 performances through July 29 RPPaul FryOrioles0.6 SPTrevor WilliamsPirates1.1 BenchCameron MaybinYankees1.2 LFChris TaylorDodgers1.3 1BCarlos SantanaIndians3.0 SSEnrique HernandezDodgers1.3 Seattle has 50 eligible active players for its all-trade team, so half can be left off the roster; the Marlins have “only” 34. That’s a major difference: The Mariners’ current team is built from their sheer number of trades. Sure, they’d love to have Ketel Marte, but they got Mitch Haniger and Jean Segura, both 2018 All-Stars, in return.The Yankees could also assemble a full roster of players they traded away, though it would project to a sub-.500 team. So it’s definitely hard to argue that they’d be better had they not made those trades. The Marlins, meanwhile, would almost certainly rather have Chris Paddack or Luis Castillo on their team right now than the three months of Fernando Rodney in 2016 or the two seasons of Dan Straily they received in return. Of the five players sent to Florida in the Cabrera trade, Maybin contributed the most value with just 2.3 total WAR in his stint with Miami — and four years later, all the players the Marlins had received were gone. Miami got a disappointing return in the 12-player 2012 trade with the Blue Jays; none of the prospects the Marlins received for Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, etc. remain with the franchise or made a major impact. The recent trades under new CEO Derek Jeter have netted some prospects and are probably too early to truly be graded, but they’re still not enough to push Miami’s farm system into the top tier.Of course, there’s another reason the Marlins are so accomplished at trading stars: money. Most trades for the small-market Marlins, last in baseball in attendance by a large margin, have been aimed at cutting costs.The Marlins probably couldn’t have fielded their all-trade team because they couldn’t afford it. The 2019 contracts, according to Spotrac, for the 25 traded-away players total $134 million,7That number doesn’t count Cabrera’s $30 million or Miller’s $11 million contracts since both players have been below replacement and don’t make the top 25. nearly double of the team’s opening-day payroll of $72 million.Check out our latest MLB predictions. RPFreddy PeraltaBrewers0.8 Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, Fangraphs SPWade MileyAstros1.8 CJ.T. RealmutoPhillies3.0 RPJ.A. HappYankees0.9 BenchJay BrucePhillies1.2 PositionPlayerCurrent TeamWAR BenchLuis RengifoAngels0.6 SPPablo LopezMarlins1.6 SPLuis CastilloReds2.3 SPJames PaxtonYankees1.7 RPSam DysonGiants1.1 RPEdwin DiazMets0.4 3BColin MoranPirates0.8 SPNathan EovaldiRed Sox-0.2 PositionPlayerCurrent TeamWAR SSJean SeguraPhillies2.3 RPYusmeiro PetitAthletics0.7 read more

Ohio State running backs ready to wipe slate clean against California

Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton said he asks a lot from his players. Senior running back Jordan Hall and redshirt junior running back Carlos Hyde have proven themselves in the areas Drayton focuses on, but with both players injured, younger running back talent like freshman Bri`onte Dunn and sophomore Rod Smith will need to develop quickly. And Drayton said the clock is ticking until OSU kicks off against California Saturday. “Based on performance, last week was not very good,” Drayton said. “However, we wipe the slate clean every week. They have to have an unbelievable week at practice this week to earn their time on the field.” Dunn had five rushes for 29 yards while Smith gained 10 yards on three attempts against Central Florida last week. At this time last year, Dunn was in high school at Canton’s GlenOak where he ran for 5,479 yards in his career for the Eagles. His first ever action with OSU was against Miami (Ohio) and his career numbers now total 60 yards on 12 rushes and one touchdown. Smith has more experience compared to Dunn, but not by much. Smith had 29 carries for 116 yards and one touchdown last season, though the biggest impact he had on a game might have been a fumble during a game against Toledo late in the fourth quarter last season. The Buckeyes, up 27-22 at the time, held on to win despite Smith’s fumble, but the player saw limited time after that game. “It’s one thing getting your mind right to go to be a backup for third string tailback for a game. It’s another thing getting your mind right to be the guy that’s going to jog out there with the first offense,” said coach Urban Meyer during a Monday press conference. “Whoever has the best (practices on) Tuesday and Wednesday is going to line up at tailback.” After Hyde suffered a strained MCL during Saturday’s game against UCF, junior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown saw some time in the backfield, carrying the ball twice for 33 yards during the game. Drayton does not see him spending much time in the backfield. “(Brown’s) a wide receiver, you know, I don’t want to send the wrong message out there,” Drayton said. “He is the wide receiver and we need him to be productive on the perimeter.” Brown ran the ball in high school and said he would like to play the position again but is supportive of the players on the depth chart. “I think that anyone of our running backs should be able to go in there,” Brown said. “If coach Meyer wants to use me carrying the ball, I’m fine with it.” Another player that can relieve some pressure from Dunn and Smith is senior fullback Zach Boren. “We ask him to do, from a job description stand point, probably more so than everyone else in that offense,” Drayton said. “He’s a young man that can get us four to five yards on an inside zone play and turn around and block a five technique.” In his first three seasons with OSU, Boren was mainly used as a blocker, taking a total of one carry for two yards and zero touchdowns. In the first two games he already has nine attempts for 26 yards and his first career rushing touchdown. There is also hope in Buckeyes camp because Hall will return to practice this week. Hall, who has been out since late June while recovering from a foot injury after stepping on a piece of glass, has been medically cleared to play. His return to practice, however, doesn’t mean fans should expect to see the running back on the field Saturday. Drayton said they’re still taking it day-by-day at practice with Hall. “We’re going to get out there and see where his conditioning level is. He has not had contact and we’re going to see how his body reacts to contact a little bit and we’ll just take it from there.” Even if Hall can’t play Saturday, Drayton said he feels with the talent currently available, there will still be a solid backfield. “I feel as though if Zach Boren continues to progress along with Bri`onte Dunn and Rod Smith, those younger backs progress, I think we can be solid there,” he said. “There’s some things that they cannot do that Philly Brown may be able to do.”

Womens volleyball tops Polish opponent Dabrowa 32

Shelby Lum / Photo editorSenior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary (11) spikes the ball during a match against Dabrowa Sept. 4, at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-2.The No. 23 Ohio State women’s volleyball team won a five set exhibition match against Polish professional team, Dabrowa.OSU looked like the stronger team in the first set, winning 25-22 Wednesday, but Dabrowa stormed back with a 25-6 statement in the second set before the Buckeyes dropped the third set and finished off the fourth and fifth.Senior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo said the Buckeyes were not playing like themselves throughout the second set.“We were playing way too intense and that’s not how we play at practice,” she said.The senior was took charge in the huddle after the set.“I was just saying ‘we need to all calm down,’” Mandolfo said. “I was just reiterating how, when we play at practice, how well we do with each other.”The Buckeye offense was inconsistent through the first two sets, finishing with 18 kills and 17 errors and Dabrowa, led by Natalia Brussa, pulled out the third set 25-18.Coach Geoff Carlston said his team was not playing their normal game to that point, especially during the second set.“I let them know how I felt,” Carlston said. “It was more about the effort, though.”The coach said he was happy with how his team responded as OSU looked like a new squad in the fourth set, led by freshman middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe.OSU never wavered throughout the set, getting consecutive Sandbothe service aces to stretch the lead to 17-9. The freshman, who moved to the right side for the match, said she wanted to attack from the service line, even though she also made a few mistakes.“Just keep serving aggressive,” Sandbothe said. “If you go back there and just lob it in, you’re not helping anybody.”A kill from sophomore middle blocker Andrea Kacsits finished out a 25-20 fourth set victory for OSU to even the match at two sets apiece.The Buckeyes were up early in the final set, with a Sandbothe block eventually making it 6-5.After trading blows with Dabrowa, consecutive kills from Kacsits gave OSU the lead at 13-10 before a kill from junior outside hitter Erin Sekinger sealed the victory, 15-13.Kacsits, with a huge smile on her face, said “it feels so good” to beat a professional team after the match.She said her teammates were not sure what to expect from the match and it was fun to see them pull out a victory, even though the play was ugly at times.“I think it says a lot about who we are as a team and a lot about our captains and our leadership,” Kacsits said.Kacsits led the Buckeyes with 12 kills on the night, as senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary added 10. Sandbothe finished with eight kills and two service aces. Junior setter Taylor Sherwin chipped in with 42 assists.The Buckeyes travel to Tallahassee, Fla., for the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational this weekend.Ohio State is scheduled for two matches Friday, first against No. 16 Western Kentucky at 11 a.m. and later, tournament host No. 15 Florida State at 7 p.m. The Buckeyes close out the tournament against Florida Gulf Coast at noon Saturday. read more