Lamar Cardinals Fall in FCS Opening Round

first_imgIt didn’t take long for the Cardinals to silence the crowd and create a trivia question for years the come. The first LU touchdown in FCS playoff history came on the second play from scrimmage Colbert found sophomore Kirkland Banks down the far sideline and Banks turned up field untouched for 73 yards and the score. It took LU just 37 seconds to put points on the board. The Cardinals finished the opening half of action with 217 total yards of offense, including 160 through the air. Colbert completed 9-of-16 (.563) passes for 160 yards and two scores in the opening 30 minutes. UNI finished the opening half with 201 yards, 135 of which came on the ground. “Like I told the team in the locker room, in a very short period of time you have learned to compete on a national level when no one else believed in you,” said LU head coach Mike Schultz. “Now we have to learn to win on a national level. I speak for our whole staff when I say I couldn’t be prouder of these guys. Northern Iowa is a great football team and we came up just a bit short.” “I’ve never been one to blame an individual,” said Schultz. “We never should have put Elvin (Martinez) in that position. I believe Darrel Colbert will agree with me that that falls on the offense. We should’ve taken it down and got the touchdown.” The Cardinals close out their historic campaign with just their second winning season since the program’s return (7-5), and just the fifth winning season in the past 30 years. Big Red proved they could score without the use of a quick strike on their next. The Cardinals marched the ball 75 yards down the field on 11 plays which set up a 25-yard pass from Colbert to junior Case Robinson all alone in the back corner of the end zone for a 13-3 advantage. Colbert’s ability to scramble when the pocket started to collapse set up the play allowing Robinson to find a gap in the Panthers’ defense. Facing 4th-and-15 from their own 30, Schultz dialed up one of the gutsiest calls of his career. LU snapped the ball to Brandon Arnold who rambled 23 yards – included breaking one tackle – to gain the first down. After a 28-yard completion from Colbert to junior Jawun Ruffin on the next play LU appeared to be in business, but the Red and White coughed up the ball on the next play. The Cards finished the day with 417 yards of total offense and outgained their hosts by 71 yards on the day. Senior Darrel Colbert, Jr. led the offense completing 14 passes for 268 yards and two scores. Sophomore Myles Wanza led the ground attack with 14 carries for 85 yards.center_img The Panthers appeared to answer right back with a 35-yard TD pass, but the play was negated due to a penalty and the Panthers were forced to punt it away, but the Cards couldn’t take advantage and punted it right back. After forcing the Cardinals to punt the ball away late in the first quarter, UNI put together a drive moving the ball deep into LU territory before the drive stalled and they were forced to settle for a 44-yard Austin Errthum field goal to trim the lead to seven, 13-6, with 8:16 remaining in the half. The Cardinals appeared to make the first big break of the second half. With UNI starting a drive inside their own 20, Dedrick Garner batted a pass in the air which Chaston Brooks hauled in. Unfortunately, the Cardinals had to settle for a 42-yard field goal attempt, but it was pushed wide right. The Panthers took their first lead of the game with 13:09 remaining in the contest when Errthum booted a 35-yard field goal just minutes later. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Lamar University came up just short in their first NCAA FCS playoff appearance dropping a 16-13 decision at Northern Iowa Saturday in the UNI Dome. The Cardinals had two field goals miss their mark in the final 30 minutes which wound up being the difference in a game that saw only three points scored in the second half. The Cardinals held the advantage until less than two minutes remaining when Eli Dunne found Jalen Rima open down the far sideline for a 32-yard scoring strike to tie the game at 13. With less than a minute remaining in the half the Cardinals went for the lead heading into the locker room but Colbert’s pass was picked off in the end zone to send the game into the locker room all knotted at 13. The Cardinals got the ball back late and drove it down the UNI 19-yard line to set up 36-yard field goal, but the kick sailed wide right. UNI’s offense was able to run the clock down under 30 seconds before punting it away, and their defense held to pick up the victory. Unfortunately, UNI responded immediately.  UNI’s Deion McShane took the ensuing kickoff 59 yards which set up a 21-yard field goal just moments later.last_img read more

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Daniel Levy insists transfer strategy will not be hit despite £637m debts

first_imgTOTTENHAM chief Daniel Levy insisted the club’s transfer strategy will not be changed – despite the club owing £637million in debts.Chairman Levy, 57, refinanced a series of loans through private bonds in the USA to secure their financial future.2 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has arranged a series of bonds with US investors to help the club financiallyCredit: AFP or licensorsSpurs moved into their new £1billion Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in April, funded in part through the borrowing of £637m from Goldman Sachs, Band of America and HSBC which needed to be paid back by April 2022.This week, though, a reported £525m of the debt was converted into bonds which will mature between 2034 and 2049.Speaking to the Financial Times, chairman Daniel Levy explained that the idea is to provide Spurs with the chance of playing on a more level playing field with the European powerhouses.But he insists the club’s financial planning will “have no bearing” on their approach to the transfer market with the deal not freeing up more funds to sign or pay players.He said: “I understand, as I am a fan, clearly you want to win on the pitch.”But we have been trying to look at this slightly differently, in that we want to make sure we ensure an infrastructure here to stand the test of time.”The businessman also added that the refinancing “will have no bearing on how we run the club… and no bearing on those types of short-term movements [like transfers]”.We could easily have spent more money on players. Who knows if that would have brought us more success or not.Daniel LevyLevy loosened the purse strings in the transfer market this summer, breaking the club’s record transfer fee.After 18 months without a fresh face coming through the door, Spurs signed Tanguy Ndombele for an initial £55million – the deal could rise to £65m – while Jack Clarke came in for £8.5m and Ryan Sessegnon for £25m.Giovani Lo Ceslo also came in on loan for £14.75m, with the club arranging to pay Real Betis a further £37.5m to keep him should the North Londoners qualify for the Champions League next season.Spurs have qualified for Europe’s elite club competition for the last four seasons but Levy admitted if he had spent the big bucks for a longer period, it may well have brought silverware.The club last lifted a trophy in 2008, beating Chelsea in the League Cup final.He added: “We could easily have spent more money on players. Who knows if that would have brought us more success or not.”The right approach is to build from the bottom up. There is no quick fix to becoming a much more significant global club.”Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongAnd the Spurs chief is also keen to make the new stadium the “Madison Square Garden in London” with sports, concerts and other events at the arena, just like the New York venue.Deals have already been arranged for two NFL matches there each year for a decade and an annual Saracens rugby union game for the next five years.Levy added: “Clearly if you have a stadium of this magnitude and quality, to only have 25 to 30 games a year being played by Tottenham Hotspur, it’s not making use of the capital we have invested.”2 The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium cost around £1billion and they needed to borrow significantly to help finance the constructionCredit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham boss Pochettino reacts to Olympiakos draw in the Champions Leaguelast_img read more

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Poch must pay Spurs £12.5m if he takes another Prem job this season

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO will reportedly have to pay back the £12.5million pay-off he received from Tottenham if he takes another Premier League job.The Argentine was this month axed by Spurs in a shock dismissal, and replaced by ex-Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.2 The Argentine was this month axed by Spurs and replaced by ex-Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose MourinhoCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut already Poch has been linked with a swift return back to England after Arsenal fired Unai Emery and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under increasing pressure at Old Trafford.However, The Express claim if the 47-year-old is to come back to the Premier League, then he will be forced to pay back the £12.5m dismissal fee he received.It is thanks to a clause inserted into his contract by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.Poch and his backroom staff are said to have pocketed around £20m after they left North London.SunSport revealed the first pictures of the Argentine since his Spurs departure, as the manager touched down in Madrid.Real Madrid have long been linked with Poch, but last season reappointed club legend Zinedine Zidane.Despite Los Blancos leading La Liga, Zidane is said to be under-pressure, and Bernabeu chiefs wanted to turn to ex-manager Mourinho.2Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himReal were even willing to pay The Special One £12m NOT to take over at Spurs, and instead wait for Zidane to leave.But with Mourinho returning to London, Poch has again emerged as a candidate to take over in the Spanish capital.He has also been linked with a takeover at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.last_img read more

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Boyhood Arsenal fan Cantwell gestures to Spurs fans after Norwich penalty KO

first_imgTODD CANTWELL reminded Spurs fans of his North London allegiances when shushing the crowd after his penalty for Norwich in the FA Cup.A boyhood Arsenal fan, the midfielder earned Gunners fans’ affection by helping to knock Tottenham out of the competition on Wednesday night.1 Cantwell teased the Spurs fans after netting his penaltyCredit: PA:Press AssociationDespite coming through the Norwich academy, Norfolk native Cantwell has often shown a soft spot for Arsenal.During his teenage years, he tweeted numerous times about the club with the posts remaining online today, such as one 2014 comment that reads: “So glad I’ve stayed loyal as a ARSENAL fan!”He followed that up with a tweet in September of the same year, writing: “Come on Arsenal!”And Wednesday night saw him get one over Spurs, netting a vital penalty in the last-16 win at Tottenham Stadium.After burying an excellent attempt that made it 3-2 to Norwich in the shoot-out, Cantwell calmly ran back to the halfway line while making a shushing gesture to the home fans before patting the Norwich badge on his chest.As the Canaries qualified for the FA Cup quarter-finals thanks to Gedson Fernandes’ subsequent miss from the spot, Arsenal fans joined in the celebrations.Many on social media hoped the the 22-year-old’s affections could help bring him to Emirates Stadium.Twitter user Pote wrote: “Cantwell the Arsenal boy telling them to shush in their own ends.”Arsenal have been incredible— Todd Cantwell (@ToddCantwell_10) October 1, 2014 Come on Arsenal!— Todd Cantwell (@ToddCantwell_10) September 16, 2014 most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himDan tweeted: “Boyhood Arsenal fan Todd Cantwell scoring a penalty at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium to help knock them out of the cup, then shushing the fans. Don’t you just love it?”One fan account added: “Cantwell and Aarons both are Gooners. If they get relegated we should definitely try as much as we can to land them both!”And Ben wrote: “Time for this Cantwell kid to come to N5. Bruddas an Arsenal fan and he just shushed Spurs fans after his pen.”SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursJose Mourinho refuses to watch penalty shootout as Tottenham lose to Norwichlast_img read more

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Nyom: “Leganés and Getafe are quite similar clubs”

first_imgHe acknowledges that he still has a good friendship with several colleagues: “With Rubén or Recio, I’m still playing parcheesi games. They are as good at Parcheesi as in the midfield, it is hard to beat them. “In Getafe he has had less time for games:” We have been playing two games per week and there was a lot of stress. I think we have competed well and achieved good results in general. Now we will have more time in this month of January after the elimination in the Cup. A pity, I hope that at least it will help us to be better later “.The team’s bad run reaches all three games, the worst of the Bordalás era: “We are annoyed, but the streaks break and the derby would be the best time for our fans. “ Alam Nyom returns to Butarque, where he doesn’t expect “anything special, more than finding a few friends.” The Frenchman marked Getafe last year and hopes to repeat this year, but at the door of Lega: “In the background are two similar clubs, quite familiar and with good costumes. I was surprised at the rivalry that exists. When you arrive at the field you immediately realize that for the fans of both teams it is not just any game.” 12last_img read more

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Badajoz gives the bell and gets into the round of 16 after eliminating Eibar

first_imgPhoto: EFE The Badajoz has become one of the great protagonists of the Copa del Rey by eliminating Eibar (3-1) in the New Nursery thanks to a night to remember in the lit city, while the Mirandés regained the glory of the ‘K.O’ competition. after finishing Celta de Vigo in a very exciting extension.The team led by Mehdi Nafti, who occupies the fourth position in Group IV of Second B, lived a historic night eliminating Eibar in a very complete match. The first part gave a good part of the pass to the pacenses thanks to the goals of Kingsley Fobi and Álex Corredera, the latter from the penalty spot.José Luis Mendilibar’s team reacted with another penalty before reaching the break. This time it was Charles who cut distances, but the Badajoz – carried away by his hobby – achieved the third in a corner midway through the second half. Pablo Vázquez touched the center and confused Joel. In this way, Badajoz will be one of the two Second B teams in the round of 16 after having eliminated Eibar, and Las Palmas and Amorebieta in the previous two rounds.In Anduva, Mirandés once again demonstrated his idyll with the Cup after defeating Celta de Vigo and initiating one of the great surprises of this round. The ‘rojillos’, who were semifinalists eight years ago, took a match not suitable for cardiac for everything that happened in the time of extension. Iraola’s pupils will remain alive with two other ‘second’: Zaragoza and Tenerife. The Castilian-Leonese team was ahead of half an hour with a penalty transformed by Matheus Aias. The Vigo team reacted late, but their response came a quarter of an hour to the end with a great goal from Pione Sisto. The left-hander slipped through the entire squad and led the game to extra time. There he went crazy with the red Rafinha and the penalty missed by Alvaro Rey.Fate had given a new opportunity to a Mirandés who – playing with one more – had not taken the maximum penalty. However, they still had an extra ball with Antonio Sanchez’s goal five minutes to go. The victory remained in Anduva and Celta became the fifth ‘First’ eliminated after Alavés, Getafe, Valladolid and Mallorca.For its part, the Leganés overcame the tie against Ebro thanks to a goal by Jonathan Silva on the edge of the break (0-1). The Argentine defender took advantage of a rejection of Monforte, goalkeeper of the Zaragozans, to establish the final 0-1 after a volley by his compatriot Guido Carrillo, more protagonist after the departure of Youssef En-Nesyri.The Danish Martin Braithwaite forgave several occasions in the second half to have extended the account of the pickles who already think of Atlético de Madrid, their league rival this Sunday and where they will put all their strength to continue fighting for permanence. Aguirre made debut to the quarry Aymane.The Lightning wins on penaltiesOn the other hand, Rayo Vallecano had to sweat the ticket for the round of 16 to eliminate Real Betis in the penalty shootout. Catena managed the 1-0 with a header to the second post, but the Andalusians woke up in time from the hand of Joaquin Sanchez. The veteran captain entered the field in the 70th minute and scored in 84 culminating a manual counter.The Lightning, already without Embarba – recently transferred to Espanyol – suffered with the game of Betis and left more spaces to his rival. One of them, on the left-handed side, finished with Loren’s goal. An excellent maneuver of the canterano seemed to be definitive, but Andrés Martín changed the story two minutes from 120. In the tanda, Joaquín and Tello failed for the Sevillians.center_img The gunsmith team is defeated in the New Nursery 3-1Mirandés and Rayo appeal to Celta and Betis in extra time and penaltiesThe Leganés discreetly meets the Ebro (0-1)last_img read more

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Nadal – Kyrgios: rivalry, duels and direct confrontations

first_imgRivalry, piques, competitiveness and, above all, two gamers of unquestionable high quality. These are the elements that make up the duels between Rafa Nadal and Nick Kyrgios, some matches which can be on their technique to changing into a tennis traditional within the present period. The eighth confrontation between the 2 will happen this Monday (09:00, Eurosport) in Melbourne, within the knockout levels of the Australian Open, however, How have been the remainder of your duels? Then the reply.Nose to noseAfter seven video games between the 2, Nadal dominates the head to head, one thing widespread within the Manacorense with virtually all his rivals. Nevertheless, with Kyrgios it maintains a minimal benefit: 4-3. In Australia and earlier than his viewers, Nick has the chance to match the competition.Duels and surfacesNadal and Kyrgios have confronted one another on all sorts of surfaces of their seven duels. On clay, within the 1,000 Masters in Madrid and Rome, the Balearic dominated with out dialogue. In grass there’s a tie after two video games performed over the London inexperienced of Wimbledon: triumph of Kyrgios in 2014 and victory of Nadal in 2019. However issues change in laborious observe, the place the Australian dominates 2-1: Nick gained in Cincinnati 2017 and Acapulco 2019, whereas the Manacorense emerged victorious in Beijing 2017. Thus, the laborious floor of the Rod Laver Enviornment favors the quick and forceful recreation of Kyrgios.Jonathan DiMaggio & nbsp; (Getty Pictures) ‘); return false; “class =” merchandise-multimedia “>Kyrgios ended up exhausted after his duel with Khachanov.Jonathan DiMaggio (Getty Pictures) Sequence of victoriesThis would be the first time they each meet in a tough observe grand slam, due to this fact, it’s an unprecedented duel on the Australian Open. Curiously, should you have a look at the outcomes of your final six video games, The sequence displays an alternation within the winners: Nadal (Madrid), Kyrgios (Cincinnati), Nadal (Beijing), Kyrgios (Acapulco) and Nadal (Wimbledon). Will Kyrgios hold the sequence successful in Melbourne? In fact, you’ll not have it simple as a result of it comes with far more put on than Nadal. To succeed in this spherical, Manacor beat Pablo Carreño in simply an hour and a half, whereas Kyrgios beat the copper to interrupt Karen Khachanov in 4 hours and a half.ControversiesPast sports activities, the final matches between Spanish and Australian have been seasoned by a little bit of controversy. A struggle of declarations by which Kyrgios all the time used to assault the Balearic: he printed a message referring to the Balearic in social networks with syringes emoticons (hinting doping), multitude of criticism for the time Nadal makes use of between serve and serve, provocative celebrations within the Acapulco event, and so forth. All this local weather of pressure brought on Nadal to have fun the factors with nice effusivity in his final precedent, in Wimbledon, so the ambiance in Melbourne, with a grandstand overturned along with his participant, is anticipated to be hostile. Nick’s final jarring be aware happened a couple of days in the past, when in his second spherical match in Australia he mimicked Nadal’s hobbies when working a service when he acquired a warning by the chair choose. The present is assured.last_img read more

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FC Goa terminates Sergio Lobera’s contract

first_imgThe news jumped in India. One of the five Spanish Super League coaches (ISL), Sergio Lobera, terminated the contract that united him to FC Goa. “I want to thank Sergio and his team for the work they have done in recent seasons. Our goal was to achieve a football style and build a platform on which to move forward in the future and we achieved it consistently,” wrote Akshay Tandon, president. of the Hindu entity.Lobera, who directed players like Oriol Romeu, Jordi Alba or Sergio Busquets during his time at La Masía, arrived in Goa in the 2017/18 season to instill the Barça DNA in the ‘gaurs’. And he achieved it with unbeatable results: in his first campaign he led the team to the semifinals of the Super League, where he was eliminated by a Chennaiyin who would eventually proclaim himself champion. Last year he fell in the final against Bengaluru, but FC Goa managed to lift the Super Cup, thus conquering the first title of its history. Currently the ‘gaurs’ co-lead the ISL and are the most scorer team in the championship. Although the club reported a mutual agreement, Lobera revealed that “The club informed us that they are willing to separate our paths, since they consider it to be the most suitable for this season and the following“.” We respect the club’s decision, but we don’t share it because it will deprive us of living the great moments that are yet to come, “added the Spanish coach in social networks.Together with Sergio Lobera, Spanish attendees leave FC Goa Manu Sayabera Y Jesus Rodriguez. Footballers Carlos Peña, Edu Bedia and Ferrán Corominas will continue in a team looking for the first league in their history. In the absence of three days for the completion of the regular phase, the orange team is co-leader with nine points ahead of fifth place.last_img read more

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Ansu Fati: “I always dreamed of this moment and today is fulfilled”

first_imgWhat does it mean for you to score both goals today: “It’s all a dream. I always dreamed of this moment and today is fulfilled. Thank all the teammates and the coach for giving me one more chance.”Youngest player to score a double in the league: “They just told me, but what I have to do is keep improving and take every opportunity.”Companions: “The teammates are making it easy for me since the first day I stepped on the locker room. I have to thank everyone because it’s not easy for a kid to come in and behave so well.”Messi: “I’ve been watching him play for many years and being with him next door is a dream. I have to keep fighting.”last_img

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Eleven dismissed coaches: the second toughest since 2009

first_imgOf course not counting Juan Carlos Moreno, who spent a week as interim coach of Girona in October, in Second Division they have changed up to eleven times as a coach. The figure would reach twelve if we counted the change of Mr. Almeria before even starting the league. Given that in Second there are twenty-two teams, eleven is a more than significant number at this point in the season. Obviously there are teams that repeat, such as Deportivo (Anquela by Luis César and Luis César by Fernando Vázquez) or Racing (Ania by Cristóbal and Cristóbal by Oltra)but they don’t stop being nine clubs that, for some reasons or others, have dismissed their coach. Especially striking was the change of coach of Almeria, being second in the leaderboard, but, in general, the dismissals have been due to poor sports results: eight of the eleven changes have been with the team in relegation places.With this figure of eleven the record is reached at this point (February 4) in Second of the last eleven years. That is to say, since 2008-09, when precisely on February 3 threw Abel Resino del Castellón, he had not fired so many coaches (There were twelve this season).last_img read more

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