ORVC Weekly Report (April 23-28)Players of the Week.Baseball: Luke Welch – South Ripley and Brayden Bush – Rising SunSoftball: Morgan Carroll – Jac-Cen-DelGirls Track: Megan Cole – South Ripley and Taylor Cole – SouthwesternBoys Track: Mitchell Cline and Bradley Winston – SouthwesternORVC Report(April 23-28)2018Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
Beverly Pham | Daily TrojanThe Undergraduate Student Government introduced a resolution tackling campus climate reform at its weekly meeting Tuesday night in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. On Monday, the same resolution was presented to the Graduate Student Government, adding to the conversation about campus diversity that has gathered momentum over the past few weeks.The members and directors of various student assemblies — among them the Latina/o Student Assembly, APASA, Women’s Student Assembly, Diversity Affairs and the USG Senate — authored the resolution. USG President Rini Sampath, also a key author, led the presentation of the resolution.Sampath began by showing a photo of herself when she received her USC acceptance letter, using it to illustrate the difference between the experience she expected and the one she has had.Climate change · Rini Sampath, Undergraduate Student Government president, was one of the authors presenting the resolution to the Senate. – Beverly Pham | Daily Trojan“This is a picture of me looking pretty disheveled at 17, clutching my USC acceptance letter because I was so, so stoked to get into this school,” Sampath said. “I was beyond happy. It was my dream school. And I’m sure many in this room know that feeling, of being able to get accepted into one of the best universities in the country.”Moira Turner, director of diversity affairs, also showed a past photo of herself.“This is my freshman year, with a couple of my friends, and I was super excited to be part of the USC campus, really starting to get my foot in the water with USG,” Turner said.Sampath and Turner then discussed the idea of the Trojan Family, and how it is vitally embedded in USC culture.“[The Trojan Family] has this underlying notion of inclusivity, having everyone be part of this very large family, a ‘happy family’ kind of thing,” Turner said.Sampath elaborated on the University’s public commitment to diversity and how it relates to reality.“The word ‘diversity’ pops out a lot in the marketing materials,” Sampath said. “We talk about having one of the most diverse student bodies, a huge international student community. But in reality, what does the word ‘diversity’ actually mean? Is it just a marketing ploy to get students into the room? What are we doing to support those diverse groups of students? Are they feeling left out? Excluded?”Beverly Pham | Daily TrojanThe reality of the campus climate, Sampath argued, is much different from that depicted in the materials presented by the University.“This conversation isn’t anything new — we’ve been having it for years now,” she said.Sampath showed video of an incident in May 2013, where more than 70 LAPD officers, some in riot gear, responded to a noise complaint and shut down a student party. The result was a sit-in at Tommy Trojan led by then-student Nate Howard and other supporters. They spoke out about how students on campus were feeling, holding signs with slogans such as “I want to be a part of the Trojan Family” and “Why does the color of my skin matter?”Sampath also talked about the “I, Too, Am USC” campaign, in which students spoke out against micro-aggressions experienced on campus. Sampath showed another image of student harassment in which students appeared to be carrying a fake gun and mocking Arab culture.Sampath and Turner went on to express frustration at the progress made with the Awujo house, a space for programming centered on the African diaspora. The resolution to institute the House, Sampath mentioned, was passed a year ago but and has gathered little administrative support since.Before presenting the resolution, Sampath concluded by explaining the process of advocacy at USC.Beverly Pham | Daily Trojan“Student input is gathered through forums and meetings, student government meets with administrators [and] then there starts to be unsustainable change because we hear no responses — there is no action on their side and an incident occurs. It is a continual loop,” Sampath said. “That’s why we need your support to create sustainable activism and get the administration to make a commitment to reform USC.”The resolution calls for a series of actions from the University administration, including the hiring of a vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and on additional Title IX investigator, a $100 million fund to support underrepresented students and tenured faculty positions for underrepresented minorities, additional resources for cultural centers and mandatory diversity and cultural competency training for graduate students, student leaders and faculty.USG will vote on the resolution during their meeting next Tuesday.
The Greek organizations claimed that the University’s decision to defer rush violated Leonard Law. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The Los Angeles Superior Court dismissed a lawsuit Monday filed by five Greek organizations against USC regarding the University’s deferred rush policy. The Greek organizations — Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and Beta Theta Pi, Theta Xi, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Sigma Chi fraternities — filed an appeal for the lawsuit, which was expedited last week after request for preliminary injunction was denied by the trial court, according to attorney Alexander Pilmer, who represents the Greek organizations suing the University. “Students have first amendment right under the constitution that are fundamental to our country and those first amendment rights cannot be deprived in a situation like this,” Pilmer said in an interview with the Daily Trojan. “We felt it was important to bring this lawsuit to try to prevent the University from infringing on fundamental first amendment rights.”However, the University acknowledged the importance of fraternities on campus, but said that the rush process was deferred since it can “impede the success of an incoming freshman already dealing with many transition challenges — both social and academic — during their semester of college academic life.In a statement to the Daily Trojan, Thomas Derken, the vice president of communications for the Interfraternal Council, said they are currently evaluating the lawsuit. “IFC acknowledges the change and adaptation in recruitment policies,” Derken said. “We are currently in the process of further review regarding the hearing.”According to the statement, the University has been evaluating the decision to defer rush for two years. The policy announced by vice president of student affairs Ainsley Carry in September 2017 and began being implemented this academic year.The lawsuit claimed that USC violated the Leonard Law, which prevents private universities from making rules that would violate the First Amendment if enforced at a public university. “The Leonard Law extends to private school students, as a matter of discretionary state power, rights that public school students would have under the First Amendment,” David Cruz, a USC professor of law and First Amendment expert, said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “It prevents penalizing students at private schools in certain ways that would not be allowed in public schools.”Michael Overing, a First Amendment expert and adjunct professor of Annenberg School for Communication, said that by deferring rush, USC is violating the students’ rights to join organizations on campus. “We have a first amendment right to freely associate,” Overing wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan. “That includes the right to join a fraternity, student groups, clubs … The USC proposed rule runs afoul of that right because it says you have to defer your right of association.”
The Wisconsin women’s hockey team didn’t have much time to dwell on their 32-game unbeaten streak ending last Sunday with an upcoming series at Minnesota-Duluth this weekend.It’s the first road series for the team this season after beginning the year with three straight weekends at the Kohl Center.UMD (4-2) is ranked No. 5 in the coaches poll and No. 6 in the USCHO poll. The Bulldogs are led by head coach Shannon Miller, who holds a 317-89-34 record in her 13 seasons with the program.Although the Bulldogs lead the all-time series 26-22-10, Wisconsin has swept UMD in their past three meetings. And the last time the WCHA conference foes faced off, UW ended the Bulldogs season in a 2-1 victory in the 2011 quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.In order to stop Duluth’s offense the Badgers will need to keep a close eye on forwards Haley Irwin and Pernilla Winberg, who have had success against Wisconsin in the past. Irwin has 14 points in 16 games against UW, and Pernilla has nine points in nine games. But the Badgers have a very capable defense to shut down UMD’s top performers. Wisconsin has only allowed more than two goals once this season and has one of the nation’s best goalies in Alex Rigsby.Rigsby received the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award last weekend with 52 saves in the Minnesota series. On the season, Rigsby has 118 saves to go along with a very impressive .929 save percentage. Rigsby is one of the best goalies in the nation, but UMD returns their talented goalie in Jennifer Harss as well. Harss, a senior from Germany, fits Duluth’s trend of having a wide array of foreign female hockey players from around the world. She’s also not far behind Rigsby with a .904 season save percentage. On the other side of the puck, Wisconsin is also very capable of putting up points. Junior forward Brianna Decker is on a 16-game point streak dating back to February 11. In those 16 games, Decker has scored 18 goals and contributed 24 assists. Senior Brooke Ammerman has also proved to be a reliable offensive threat, tying Decker with seven goals thus far in the season. The all-time leading goal scorer for the women’s program, senior Hilary Knight, has also started off well, but Wisconsin has done a nice job distributing the puck. It would be easy for the Badgers to be a one-dimensional offense with Knight, but they’ve showed a balanced attack. Four players have recorded five goals or more, and 13 players have already scored this season.The Badgers also have three different players who’ve recorded hat tricks this season. Knight, Decker and Carolyne Pr?vost have already tallied hat tricks just six games into the season.Both teams have strengths on either side of the puck, but getting off to a quick start will be key for Wisconsin. In the North Dakota series two weeks ago, they were able to overcome slow starts to take the series. In the Minnesota series, they started off hot with two quick goals in game one, but found themselves playing from behind in game two. It will be more important for the Badgers to take an early lead, since they’re playing on the road, and it’s always tougher to gain momentum in a road setting with opposing fans. Wisconsin has another disadvantage in coming off a short week. The team has a quick turnaround, after playing Minnesota on Sunday and leaving for Duluth on Thursday afternoon for its Friday game.That said, head coach Mark Johnson always has the UW program at the top of its game and ready to take on tough opponents like UMD.
Would Ghana’s Black Stars have gone further at the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament had striker Asamoah Gyan played more?The player himself certainly thinks so.Gyan believes that he was unable to make a significant impact for the Black Stars due to his limited gametime at the AFCON.Despite being the nation’s all-time leading scorer, the player was used sparingly, featuring just twice from the bench against Cameroon and Tunisia.“I think I could have made a difference if I had played more but that’s the coach’s decision,” he he told Accra-based station, Joy FMGyan did not play in the Black Stars group opener against Benin but came off the bench in the 76th minute against Cameroon in the next game.He then remained on the bench for the game against Guinea Bissau, a match the Stars won 2-0.Against Tunisia, Gyan came on in the 84th minute, with Ghana down by a goal and played a role in the own goal scored by the North Africans.He then played the full duration of extra time but did not take a penalty in the shootout as Ghana went out.Gyan was particularly peeved by being left on the bench for the Black Stars’ match with Guinea-Bissau even when the Stars were 2-0 up.Ghana’s forward Asamoah Gyan (R) controls the ball during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group F football match between Cameroon and Ghana at the Ismailia Stadium on June 29, 2019. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)The player believes that he wasn’t in head coach, Kwesi Appiah’s plans for the AFCON which might have accounted for the lack of minutes.“I feel I wasn’t in Kwesi Appiah’s plans for the AFCON. With my 17 years of experience, I could tell.“If I’m not a starter, I accept it, that’s the coach’s decision but at least…,” he said, tailing off at the end.
African U-17 champions, Cameroon has been eliminated from the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil after a 3-1 loss to Argentina.Cameroon vs ArgentinaArgentina turned around a half-time deficit to earn a crucial 3-1 win over Cameroon in Vitoria in Brazil 2019 on Thursday.A towering early header from Francois Bere had Cameroon in front until 13 minutes after the interval when a quickfire double gave Argentina the lead before the South Americans added late insurance for a deserved victory.The result pushes Argentina into second behind Spain on goal difference, while Cameroon’s hopes of progression hang by a thread.CameroonThough outplayed in some facets of the match, Cameroon enjoyed little luck.The loss of goalkeeper Manfred Ekoi on the hour mark proved costly, while they struck the crossbar in the latter stages missing a golden opportunity to draw level. Combined with an opening defeat against Tajikistan, Cameroon must now defeat Spain if they are to secure a ticket to the knockout stage.ArgentinaWith little scope for error, Argentina impressed with their composure having been behind for a large chunk of the match.The South Americans dominated goalscoring opportunities and possession before Alexis Flores finally drew them level. Despite looking the better side, Argentina relied on a mistake from the opposition goalkeeper to take the lead and added a late third on the counter-attack as Cameroon chased the game.
Liverpool have sacked manager Brendan Rodgers with immediate effect, the Premier League club have announced.Speculation about Rodgers’ future has been a near daily occurrence but he leaves Liverpool only three points off fourth place heading into the international break.“Liverpool Football Club has announced that Brendan Rodgers will leave his post with immediate effect after having his contract terminated,” read a statement on the Liverpool website.“The process to appoint a new manager is underway,” added the statementRodgers joined Liverpool in 2012 and came agonisingly close to winning league in 2014. However, since the sale of Luis Saurez Liverpool have struggled to replicate that kind of form.The move comes less than five months after owners Fenway Sports Group gave their backing to the Northern Irishman after a woeful end to the 2014-15 campaign. “We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the significant contribution he has made to the club and express our gratitude for his hard work and commitment,” owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Mike Gordon told the clubs website via a joint statement.“All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game.“Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Our hearts are broken by the sudden passing of Brandon Adams. He was a tremendous teammate and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. https://t.co/bNXgnwwu03 pic.twitter.com/LaZlicpnEg— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) March 24, 2019“On behalf of the entire Georgia Tech athletics family, I offer my deepest condolences to Brandon’s family and friends, including his past and present coaches, and his brothers in the Georgia Tech football family,” Georgia Tech director of athletics Todd Stansbury said.Adams, originally from Brentwood, Tennessee, is survived by his mother, Lisa Greer, his stepfather, Reginald Woods, and his sister, Rian. Georgia Tech defensive tackle Brandon Adams died Saturday in Atlanta, the university announced Sunday. He was 21.The school did not disclose information about Adams’ death. “Our entire Georgia Tech football family is heartbroken by the news of Brandon’s passing,” coach Geoff Collins said in a press release. “In the short time that I have had the privilege and honor of knowing Brandon, I admired and respected him, first and foremost as a terrific human being, but also as an outstanding teammate and leader.”A rising senior majoring in business administration, Adams played in 33 games over three seasons with Georgia Tech where he recorded 41 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and forced two fumbles. He posted career-high season totals with 24 tackles, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 13 games last season.
The men’s handball team of B&H gathered in Sarajevo ahead of the meeting with Greece, which will take place on 2 and 5 April in the pre qualifications for the European Championship 2016 in Poland.The first game will take place on 2 April in Solun, while the rematch is scheduled for 5 April in Cazin.‘’We expect tough matches against the Greeks. We have serious opponents. On the other hand, we are in a ‘euphoria’ of results and we will certainly go in for the win’’, said coach Dragan Marković to Fena.There are 19 handball players on the list for the B&H team. The better team from the two matches between B&H and Greece will fight for placement in the group phase of qualifications, which begins at the end of October this year.The best two teams from the qualifications group will fight for placement in the European Championship, which will take place in January 2016.(Source: Fena)
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