Prep Sports Roundup: 12/28

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballSmithfield ClassicMILFORD, Utah-Ky Brown posted 17 points and 7 rebounds as the Beaver Beavers pounded Wayne 60-33 Friday at the Smithfield Classic at Milford High School. Tom Rees led the Badgers in the loss with 13 points.Cowboy Classic @ KanabKANAB, Utah-Sam Orton amassed 17 points and 9 rebounds as the Kanab Cowboys dismantled the Snow Canyon Sophomores 64-40 Friday at the Cowboy Classic at Kanab High School.Hodson Cancer Classic @ Cedar CityCEDAR CITY, Utah-Acey Orton netted 28 points and the Panguitch Bobcats routed Millard 58-39 at the Hodson Cancer Classic at Cedar High School Friday. Shade Woodard had 13 points in the loss for the Eagles.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Traylen Tebbs amassed 18 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs smacked Juab 63-48 Friday at the Hodson Cancer Classic at Canyon View High School. Zac Cowan had 18 points in the loss for the Wasps.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Brandt Williams posted 21 points and 6 rebounds as the South Sevier Rams routed Uintah 70-50 at the Hodson Cancer Classic at Cedar High School Friday. Kapeli Serawop posted 22 points for the Utes in defeat.Girls BasketballHodson Cancer Classic @ Cedar CityCEDAR CITY, Utah-Bayli Heap led the way with 15 points and the Juab Wasps got past North Sevier 40-30 Friday at the Hodscon Cancer Classic at Canyon View High School.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett posted 20 points as the Bryce Valley Mustangs routed Parowan 39-23 Friday at the Hodson Cancer Classic at Cedar High School. Brooklyn Pace had 10 points in the loss for the Rams. Written by December 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/28 Tags: Acey Orton/Bayli Heap/Brandt Williams/Brooklyn Pace/Brooklyn Syrett/Hodson Cancer Classic/Kapeli Serawop/Ky Brown/Shade Woodard/Smithfield Classic/Tom Rees/Traylen Tebbs/Zac Cowan Brad Jameslast_img read more

Harvard’s Mobile Yard Tour app

first_imgHarvard University is commemorating its 375th anniversary this year with a special gift — a mobile tour of Harvard Yard for visitors, neighbors, and members of the Harvard community.With any web-enabled smartphone, the Harvard Mobile Yard Tour app allows users to take a self-guided tour to learn more about the University’s rich history as they explore Harvard Yard. For example, users will learn which Harvard building housed George Washington and his troops during the Revolutionary War, view colonial artifacts dug from the Yard by archaeology students, and see how the University is using technology to make its collections accessible to anyone with a computer. Users will also hear from students on what it’s like to live in Massachusetts Hall, view President Drew Faust’s office, and learn the history of the wooden water pump in the Yard.A collaborative effort between Harvard Public Affairs and Communications and the Office of the University Marshal, the tour features writing and narration by Harvard College students. Each of the 16 stops offers explanatory text about the significance of that location, as well as audio, video, and images with information in four categories:Inside/Out: See what’s inside iconic Harvard Yard buildings not accessible to the general public.Fast facts: Learn interesting facts about locations and events in the Yard.Innovation: Understand Harvard’s commitment to innovation and discovery.History: Learn about 375 years of enduring academic excellence and access to students around the world.Though the walking tour is intended for users located in the Yard, the app can also be downloaded from any location for a remote tour experience.To get started, users need a web-enabled smartphone or an iPhone. The tour is accessible on your mobile device at or can be downloaded from the iTunes App store. In addition, visitors can still learn about the Harvard campus by visiting the Information Center in Holyoke Center.last_img read more

Sixty UW student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten honors for fall semester

first_imgWith the abundance of postseason awards and events occurring at this time in the fall semester, it is easy to forget the athletes sporting Wisconsin’s cardinal and white are also students.Nevertheless, the Big Ten released its official list of the Academic All-Big Ten honorees Wednesday, reminding us of all the hard work these student-athletes do in the classroom in addition to their play on the field.In all, the Big Ten recognized 977 total fall sports student-athletes who were letterwinners in at least their second academic year and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.Of those 1,023, 60 of them were Badgers, with 26 coming from the football team, seven each from men’s and women’s cross country, 11 from men’s soccer, seven from women’s soccer and two coming from volleyball.Among the notable UW student-athletes being honored, starting quarterback Joel Stave leads the way. He has been honored in each of his four years of eligibility, as he looks to earn his degree in civil engineering.Among other notable football players to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors for the fourth time are fullback Derek Watt (marketing), offensive lineman Tyler Marz (educational leadership and political analysis) and wide receiver Jordan Frederick (finance, investment and banking)Standout men’s soccer sophomore midfielder Mike Catalano (finance, investment and banking), along with volleyball standout Lauren Carlini (retail) and Haleigh Nelson (marketing) are among other high-profile names to earn the honors.The number of Wisconsin student-athletes honored Wednesday is up from the 58 recognized at the end of the 2014 fall semester.last_img read more

Former Steeler Rashard Mendenhall calls Ben Roethlisberger ‘racist,’ backpedals

first_imgFormer Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall took to defending Antonio Brown in a series of tweets Thursday before eventually labeling his ex-teammate Ben Roethlisberger a “racist.”DIAMOND: Antonio Brown has turned into the worst kind of player STEELERS MOCK DRAFT: Predicting picks, NFL Draft plan, sleepers for PittsburghHere are Mendenhall’s complete thoughts on Brown’s situation, via his Twitter feed:”I know he seems outta pocket right now, but I seriously feel for [Brown]. As a black athlete in this country, you can literally lay your body out and give your entire being for a higher cause, the greater good of a TEAM. And when you face the firing-squad, for something not entirely your own doing, depending on your position and skin-tone, the ‘team’ may very-well leave your ass out to dry. Think about what it would take to render [Brown], the GREATEST COMPETITOR of our generation, incapable of showing up to play in his last game.”To boil that down to [Brown] being a diva, selfish, quitter couldn’t possibly explain the MAN who for nearly a decade provided professional excellence to the city of Pittsburgh. By no stretch am I saying {Brown’s] been without guilt this off-season. I just hope to see more compassion and examination, for a guy who gave everything he had until he couldn’t bring himself to do it, for even one more game.”Mendenhall played a key role on the Steelers as the team’s starting running back for many years. He had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and even helped the team win a Super Bowl in 2009. In other words, he’s spent a lot of time with both Roethlisberger and Brown. About three hours after tweeting that, however, Mendenhall backpedaled on his comments.Mendenhall received a lot of backlash on Twitter for his initial tweet. After all, using the sentence “he had to catch balls from a racist quarterback” is a very strong thing to say. It’s not exactly the kind of statement you then retract within the same day. Either own it, or don’t tweet it at all.Mendenhall played with Roethlisberger from 2008 (when he joined the league as a rookie) through 2012. He also played with Brown from 2010 through 2012.last_img read more