Spurs sack AVB

first_img The humiliation by Liverpool, which followed a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City last month, appears to have been the final straw for the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who delivered the coup de grace in person at the club’s training ground in Enfield. Tottenham said in a statement: “The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services. “The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.” Villas-Boas, who was able to say farewell to the players before his departure, leaves after 18 months in the post. Bookmakers have installed Capello as the early favourite. Although he is currently Russia’s head coach and due to take them to the World Cup finals, Franco Baldini, his former assistant at England, is Spurs’ technical director, and Capello was at White Hart Lane yesterday commentating for Italian television. Other names linked with the post include former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann, currently coach of the USA, and a possible return for Hoddle. He was in charge at Spurs between 2001 and 2003 but has not been in club management since Wolves in 2006. However, Gary Lineker was among those backing the former England boss. Lineker said on Twitter: “Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind.” The 36-year-old’s spell as Tottenham manager came to an abrupt end after the club announced he had been sacked, a day after Spurs’ 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool. Tim Sherwood, who is already on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane, is set to be in charge for the Capital One Cup quarter-final at home against West Ham on Wednesday and perhaps for longer in an interim role. There are also whispers that Southampton’s Pochettino, who has been hugely impressive at St Mary’s, has attracted Levy’s admiration though he is known to be fiercely loyal to Saints chairman Nicola Cortese. Guus Hiddink’s agent has ruled the Dutchman out of the running – he is taking over as Holland coach after the World Cup. Cees van Nieuwenhuizen told Press Association Sport: “I would be surprised if (Hiddink) went to Spurs. I could hardly imagine that happening. “He has just signed a contract with Holland and he has also turned down offers from other countries recently to coach them at the World Cup so I wouldn’t take any talk of Guus going to Tottenham seriously.” Swansea boss Michael Laudrup’s agent has also insisted the Dane is committed to staying at his club until the end of the season. Spurs are currently seventh in the table, two points ahead of Manchester United, and won their Europa League group with a 100 per cent record, scoring 15 goals and conceding just two in six games. Villas-Boas also had a good record overall as Tottenham manager, averaging 1.83 points per league match, and a win ratio of more than 53 per cent, the highest of all Spurs bosses in the Premier League era. Although the Portuguese manager did spend heavily over the summer, to the tune of £108million with seven new players coming in as Tottenham reinvested Gareth Bale’s enormous transfer fee, some of the signings were made over his head and that led to a breakdown in the relationship with the club’s hierarchy. Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele admitted that the defeat by Liverpool had been humiliating. “It was one of the worst games I have been involved in,” the former Fulham midfielder said. “We are very disappointed in ourselves. Liverpool were much stronger than us and showed much more character than us. We are going to speak to each other, it is clear that we need to talk to each other. “Last year, against the top teams, we were stronger. It is difficult to say why it is like this now but we have to look at ourselves.” Earlier, Harry Redknapp – sacked as Tottenham manager in 2012 after failing to qualify for the Champions League – had said Levy should give his successor Villas-Boas more time. Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I think people are over-reacting too quickly. You lose a couple of games now and you’re in trouble, it shouldn’t be like that. “You either think somebody is good at their job or not and when you appoint someone you should give them time and let them do the job.” Tottenham confirmed their former midfielder Sherwood will lead an interim coaching team. In a short statement, Tottenham said: “The club can announce that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will take charge of the first team whilst the club progresses discussions. Steffen Freund and Tony Parks continue as part of the coaching staff. “Jose Mario Rocha, Luis Martins and Daniel Sousa leave the coaching staff and we wish them well for the future.” Press Association Fabio Capello, Glenn Hoddle and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as contenders for the Tottenham manager’s position after Spurs sacked Andre Villas-Boas.last_img read more

No more Moore for now

first_imgBy Brett Portnoy and Michael BleachWisconsin football head coach Bret Bielema announced Monday wide receiver Maurice Moore is suspended indefinitely from the team following the UW senior’s arrest on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.According a Madison Police Department report, Moore, 22, was taken to the hospital following a single vehicle car crash to be treated for minor injuries Sunday morning.The Wisconsin senior — a redshirt junior eligibility-wise — was suspended by Bielema for last season’s Champs Sports Bowl.“With Maurice Moore, Mo, I’m sure a lot of you has remembered, was suspended for the last year’s bowl game,” Bielema said Monday at his press conference. “And at different times, he and I have had discussions. I made him very aware that every day was going to be monitored from here on out, and obviously after [this] incident, he’s indefinitely suspended. He won’t be with us. And you know, right now actually, I haven’t had a chance, and Mo is still in the hospital. Everything’s checking out, but they’re keeping him there for some supervision. Should be out of there later today, and then we’ll have an opportunity to sit down and talk. We’ll give him all the support we can academically and in anything else that he needs to make sure he can have success. Right now it looks like he could possibly graduate by the end of this summer, so he might have an option further down the road with one year of eligibility left.”Injury UpdatesThe Badgers sustained two injuries to very significant players Saturday at Indiana. Sophomore running back John Clay and sophomore right tackle Josh Oglesby were forced to leave Saturday’s game with a head injury and a knee injury, respectively.“John Clay should be able to practice tomorrow,” Bielema said. “He basically got a little bit, I don’t know if it was a concussion, but he felt and was a little bit out of it in the first half. … He was sick to his stomach, and then at halftime, everybody said he was good to go, and when we were walking out, he wasn’t in a good situation to go out there. If we had to, he probably could have played the second half. I know he wanted to, but they kept him out. So he should be back full go.”“Josh is getting some further tests done today on the knee that he injured Saturday, so we’ll know a little bit more about him later in the day. But he assured me he’s going to play … unless something pops up on those tests later today.”Saturday’s Notable Performances As happens after every UW win, the Badgers handed out game balls for offense, defense and special teams. Two youngsters picked up the award on offense with sophomore receiver Nick Toon and freshman running back Montee Ball carrying the slack on offense throughout the second half.“Nick Toon probably played his most complete game since becoming a Badger and really did some good things for us, especially, obviously, the big play at the end of the game that solidified that last drive,” Bielema said. “And then Montee Ball for his performance, being able to step in there and do what he did.”On defense, Bielema was particularly impressed with the performance of another true freshman, linebacker Chris Borland, who made nine tackles, including seven solo tackles, and recorded the first interception of his college career.“[Borland] continues to make impressive strides each week as a football player, and then played his most complete game as a linebacker,” Bielema said.Finally, on special teams, sophomore kicker Philip Welch was named MVP for his performance, which included one field goal, four extra points and several impressive kickoffs which prevented returns and put the Hoosiers back on their 20-yard line at the beginning of drives.last_img read more

Engineering unemployment rate drops

first_imgThe unemployment rate for recently graduated undergraduate engineering students dropped from 6.4 percentage points in 2009 to 2 percent in 2011.The gradual rebounding of the economy is influential in the sudden increase of jobs available to engineers, said Carl Martellino, executive director of the USC Career Center.“As the economy begins to improve and companies begin to seek positive outlooks for their goods and services in the future, they’re going to start hiring engineers to build those goods and products,” Martellino said.Engineers not only play an important role in the economic recovery but also help build and maintain the world’s infrastructure and technology, Dean of Viterbi Yannis Yortsos said.“The world cannot work without engineers because engineers are very important for everything that we do,” Yortsos said. “The reason the economy rebounds is because engineering, computer science, information technology, all these things are driving the economy of the world and nowadays we live in an era in which intellectual property is what is the most important thing.”Martellino said the field of engineering is constantly evolving and expanding to fit the needs of the economy.“Engineering is one of those fields where there is constantly new creation and innovation, and when an economy expands you will tend to see both,” Martellino said. “You’re going to see jobs that already existed growing and you’re going to see new areas of innovation taking place too.”Though the demand for engineers has increased, Yortsos said this will not negatively affect the quality of engineers.“What we try to do is create people that are as competitive as possible because, you know, you want to make sure that you ride this wave, but at the same time are able to be ahead of it and create this additional value that is useful for the rest of your life, and be able to always innovate,” Yortsos said.As a member of the executive board of the Dean’s Counsel — a group composed of every engineering dean from across the nation — Yortsos is working with President Barack Obama to have more recently graduated engineers hired to solve grand challenges through engineering. These grand challenges are grouped into four categories:  security, health, vulnerability and the joy of living.“The question is: What are the big challenges of the future and how can engineers help solve these challenges,” Yortsos said. “The school of engineering, here at Viterbi, is supporting these and moving in how to energize the world about solving these grand challenges.”It is a good time for undergraduate engineering students to be entering the job market, Martellino said.“From the job seeker’s stand point, that rate is tremendous. That means you’re going to get signing bonuses and that means salaries will start to heat up,” Martellino said. “From the stand point of the student going out into the work world, it really is difficult for it to get much better, 2 percent and 0 percent are pretty close.”[Correction: A previous version of this article’s headline incorrectly stated the engineering employment rate dropped. The unemployment rate dropped from 6.4 percentage points to 2.4. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.]last_img read more

Students 3D-print rocket engine in Viterbi lab

first_imgThis semester, the entirely-student run Liquid Propulsion Lab team hopes to trial , a larger 3-D-printed engine. (Jan Fessl / Daily Trojan)After months of designing, planning and spending, the USC Liquid Propulsion Lab fired the world’s first student-made 3-D-printed rocket engine a month ahead of schedule. The engine, named James, was made entirely on campus, a feat not accomplished before by any student group around the world, according to USC News. The parts constituting James were constructed at the USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing and taken to USC’s machine shop for finishing. “The reason we chose this particular material is because it qualified with the temperature and pressure qualities that we needed,” said Nihar Patel, a second-year graduate student studying aerospace engineering and engineering management, as well as the designer on the larger Balerion engine.  However, printing occurs after a long process of computer-automated design of each individual part. Computer-automated design allows engineers to create designs using vector-based graphics. The design for the smaller engine took nearly a semester. “[Printing] opens up a door to a vast majority of design that is not available with traditional [manufacturing] and it really opens up a designer’s creativity,” Patel said. While the printing process was tedious, Patel said it outshined traditional manufacturing in both time and cost efficiency. According to Patel, additive manufacturing allowed the student researchers to make small changes on their computer and begin a reprint immediately, while traditional processes could take months. “The additive manufacturing process allows to create a lot of components that are more complex,”  said Emily Dzurilla, a second-year graduate student studying astronautical engineering who assisted on the final design of the engine. “It also allows us to get them faster than traditional machining.” During the test, which took place in the Mojave Desert in November, the engine produced 600 pounds of thrust along with 725 pounds of pressure in its holding chamber. The engine is a liquid propulsion engine — the only kind that LPL crafts, which incorporates a more complex engine that allows for variable thrust and easily repeatable tests. In addition to James, LPL has also engineered 3-D printed engine Balerion, which can produce 2,250 pounds of thrust. Testing for the engine will occur in the spring. “[Balerion] is about two to three times bigger [than James] and can produce a max of 10 kilonewtons,” said German Padilla, the engine design engineer and a second-year graduate student studying astronautical engineering. Though LPL is relatively new on campus, it has experienced an increasing amount of notoriety due to its recent feats. Its work was presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Propulsion Conference over the summer. In October, the designs of the 3-D-printed engine were presented at the International Aeronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany. “The other day, we had SpaceX engineers come and tour the lab … we’re getting the attention from the big companies,” Padilla said. “It opens up a lot of connections and possibilities of future employment.” As the lab enters its fourth year, the LPL team plans to trial fire Balerion sometime in the spring, while simultaneously working on making testing of James more efficient. “We’re very focused on doing good work and setting really ambitious goals. We want to be able to produce the best engineers out of our lab,” Dzurilla said.last_img read more

#Editorial: Address Food Insecurity in 2020

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – And just like that, the Christmas celebrations are over…and it’s back to reality.One of the realities facing our community is hunger among many poorer families. A most wrenching scene witnessed during the recent Christmas/holiday shopping spree was that of a young mother with two young children begging at a major Southwest Miami shopping mall. They were not begging for a chance to visit Santa Claus at the mall, rather, they were seeking money to buy food. Happily, many shoppers extended assistance to the family, but this shouldn’t be happening in America. No one should be allowed to go hungry.But, unfortunately, food insecurity is a major problem in this country. Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that in 2018, 11.1 percent of American households were food insecure sometime during that year. The majority of these households, unfortunately, included at least one child. Although food insecurity was significantly down from the peak of 14.9 percent in 2011, it still means some 36 million Americans are in real risk of inadequately feeding themselves.Among the 36 million Americans threatened by food insecurity, 12.9 million are children, and over 5 million are seniors over age 50.There are numerous reasons why Americans experience food insecurity—the main one being inadequate income to meet household expenses.When the level of food insecurity peaked in 2011, during the Great Recession, the Obama administration responded by increasing funding so more Americans could qualify for food assistance (mostly through food stamps) under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).Since then, SNAP has helped millions of Americans with the sources to purchase nutritious food for children, pregnant women and families in general. Because the criteria to receive this assistance is tied to the stated federal poverty rate, it’s estimated some 27 percent of Americans although not earning sufficient income to be food secure, still earned too much to qualify for assistance under SNAP.But, under a new rule expected to be implemented by the Trump administration in April this year, some 700,000 current SNAP recipients including some 55,000 in South Florida could lose this vital benefit, further increasing their risk of going hungry.The new rule will require SNAP recipients age 18 to 49 without children to work at least 20 hours a week or lose their benefits. The administration says the change is intended to encourage those receiving SNAP to get jobs. But, this rule will aggravate the possibility for hunger among low-income individuals who can’t find steady weekly employment, even on a part-time basis. Of the nearly five million people receiving food stamps in 2018, about 75 percent had no jobs, according to the USDA. Some of these people cannot work because of disabilities or having to stay home as caregivers to infants or ailing family members.Existing SNAP regulations already limit adults to three months of benefits in a three-year period unless they meet the 20 hours per week requirement. However, many states like Florida currently waive that requirement in high unemployment areas. The pending change would make these waivers harder to obtain.While the Trump administration estimates to save some five billion dollars by cutting the SNAP benefits, it is difficult to accept a measure that has the potential for placing thousands of Americans in positions where they will be unable to feed themselves.The argument that America is on the cusp of economic prosperity, experiencing one of its lowest unemployment rates, is a myth to millions of Americans who are earning minimum wages, or unable to find work. Despite the hype over the monthly positive economic data, some 36 million Americans are still having serious problems feeding themselves and their families.Something is awfully wrong with this picture.If the nation is experiencing so much economic prosperity, why does the government need to cut back on a vital social assistance program like SNAP? Why isn’t the government taking steps to raise the $5 million it estimates to save by cutting SNAP benefits, from wealthy Americans and corporations.Strong opposition is building to the proposed changes in SNAP, especially among Democratic congressional representatives in states with high percentage of people experiencing food insecurity. It is likely these representatives will collaborate in filing a legal challenge to stay the changes.The community is urged to support their congressional representatives to take every practical measure to prevent the changes to the SNAP program.It is unacceptable to accept any South Florida, or American, resident going hungry during a time of economic prosperity when the federal government should be able to find the resources to maintain the program as it is.last_img read more

Serie A week 12 Preview

first_imgSassuolo v AC MilanPopular Prediction: XVincenzo Montella would be heading to this Seria A weekend with the danger of losing his job, a lose to Sasuolo could be a decider to his stay at the seven times UEFA Champions league champions side.Rossoneri were uninspired against AEK on Thursday night after a goalless draw.Montella’s side are already 12 points off the Champions League places, and if that gap increases he could well be given his marching orders.Sassuolo have failed to win their last 5 home matches.Sassuolo have never scored more than a single goal in their games so far in this Serie A campaignMilan have won just one of their last five trips here in Serie ASassuolo have failed to score in their last three home games.Last meeting : Genoa 0-1 SampdoriaMatch Time : Sunday  8:45p.mVenue :Mapei stadiumRelatedSerie A Review: Inter Pip Lazio To Final UCL Spot To End 6-Year WaitMay 21, 2018In “Europe”Serie A Review: Napoli Wrestle Top Spot From Juventus With Bologna Win As Milan Edge Lazio In Big ClashJanuary 29, 2018In “Europe”Italian Serie A Review: The Big Teams Show SuperiorityOctober 26, 2017In “Europe” Bologna vs Crotone:Popular Prediction : Crotone to win or draw.Bologna have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Crotone in all competitionsCrotone have lost 5 of their last 6 away matchesBologna have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Crotone in all competitionsBologna have lost with a 1 goal margin in their last 3 matchesBologna have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Crotone in all competitionsBologna beat Crotone both home and away last season, and SPAL are so far the only team they beat at home this term. Furthermore, they managed to draw with Inter on home turf. That being said, Crotone will be brimming with confidence after their shock win over Fiorentina and will be fancying their chances at trying to grab at least a point here.Last meeting: Bologna 1-0 CrotoneMatch Time: Saturday 6p.mVenue: Renato dall’Ara Genoa v SampdoriaPopular Prediction: Sampdoria to win or drawSaturday night sees Genoa and Sampdoria meet in the Derby della Lanterna, with the future of Grifone Coach Ivan Juric on the line because Genoa have won just one game all season.The Blucerchiati would love to have nothing more than a maximum point from this match against their city rivals. in a popular Derby della Mole.Sampdoria have played 5 away games with a win, 2draw and 2 lost this seasonLast meeting: Genoa 0-1 SampdoriaMatch Time : Saturday 8:45p.mVenue: Luigi Ferraris Juventus v BeneventoPopular Prediction: Juventus to winBenevento, who have yet to even pick up a single point, also have the worst attack in the division, with a measly four goals scored so far would be facing the Old Lady, a side that can boast of having netted the most time this season. Though Juventus are far from being in their top form this season in their local fixtures, having loss a game at home to Lazio.Juventus have won 36 of their last 38 home matchesBenevento have lost their last 11 matchesJuventus have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 13 matchesBenevento have been losing at both half time and full time in 7 of their last 8 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Juventus’s last 7 home gamesBenevento have conceded at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in Benevento’s last 3 gamesLast meeting : Non AppearanceMatch Time : Sunday  3:00p.mVenue :Allianz Stadium Cagliari v Hellas VeronaPopular Prediction : Cagliari to win or drawThe Rossoblu should be able to rebound here and pick up a much needed win. Despite their leaky defense last term, they avoided releation, and would need to be more careful at this campaign.Verona will be desperate to try to end their three-match losing streak.Verona have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matchesVerona have lost their last 3 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in Verona’s last 4 away gamesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in Cagliari’s last 5 gamesLast meeting: Cagliari 1-2 VeronaMatch Time : Sunday  3:00p.mVenue: Sardegna stadiumAtalanta v SPALPopular Prediction: Atalanta to winLa Dea will be frustrated from their results from the Europa League midweek but will have to focus on getting back on track having lost to Udinese last round.Atalanta are undefeated in 16 of their last 17 home matchesTheir only loss so far was a 1-0 defeat to Roma on MD 1 of this seasonThey’ve won 11 times thus far on home turfBefore beating Genoa last Sunday, SPAL had taken only one point from their previous eight league gamesSPAL have lost their last 4 away matchesSPAL have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matchesLast meeting: Non AppearanceMatch Time : Sunday  6:00p.mVenue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo). Top teams would be setting a relentless pace though, so most stars can afford to take their eye off the ball before heading off for international duty. Chievo v NapoliPopular Prediction : Napoli to winNapoli have been in excellent form so far this season, having dropped just two points from the whole campaign so far.However, Faouzi Ghoulam was forced off with an injury against Manchester City on Wednesday, and it was later confirmed he’ll be out for at least three months with a cruciate ligament injury.The Partenopei have Mario Rui as a replacement, but he’s played a grand total of three minutes all season.Napoli have scored at least 3 goals in 13 of their last 15 matchesNapoli have won 15 of their last 16 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Chievo’s last 6 home gamesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 19 of Napoli’s last 21 away gamesNapoli have won their last 4 away matches against Chievo in all competitionsChievo have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matchesLast meeting: Chievo 1-3 NapoliMatch Time : Sunday  3:00p.mVenue: Marc Anthonio Inter Milan v TorinoPopular Prediction: Inter Milan to winGiven that they only have to play in general once a week, Luciano Spalletti’s men are benefiting from the added rest that Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Atalanta, Lazio, and AC Milan don’t get from competing on multiple fronts.Inter are undefeated in 20 of their last 22 matches against Torino in all competitions.Torino have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matchesInter have won 11 of their last 13 matchesInter have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Torino’s last 8 gamesInter have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches againstls scored in Benevento’s last 3 gamesLast meeting: Inter Milan 2-1 TorinoMatch Time : Sunday  12:30p.mVenue: San Siro SS Lazio v UdinesePopular Prediction : Lazio to winWith a blasting form of their life, Lazio who currently defeated Nice at the Europa Cup and book their place in the knock out stage already would love to continue their performance when they face Udinese. With defeats in five out of their last six at the Stadio Olimpico, whilst they have also failed to score in all but one during that same time frame.Lazio have won 5 of their last 6 home matches against Udinese in all competitionsLazio have won their last 6 matchesThere have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Udinese’s last 8 gamesLazio have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 matches against Udinese in all competitionsLazio have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matchesLazio have won their last six Serie A games.Last meeting: Lazio 1-0 UdineseMatch Time : Sunday  3:00p.mVenue: Stadio Olimpicolast_img read more

Leotar defeated Borac

first_imgIn the last match of 19th round of BiH Basketball Premier League, Leotar defeated Borac with 73:62.After first quarter, Leotar led with 16:12 and continued with the good play and in the last ten minutes of the match Leotar led with 60:48, but the match ended with the result 73:62 for Leotar.The most efficient player of Leotar was Šakotić with 15 points, and the most efficient player for Borac was Pavlović with 15 pointsLeotar is placed sixth, while the Borac is 9th. The first team is Mladost, followed by Čapljina and Bosna.last_img read more

Countryside Motors to raise money for American Cancer Society this Saturday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Saturday Nov. 16, Countryside Motors, in conjunction with General Motors, will conduct a special day of fundraising!With every new GM test drive a $10 donation will be made to the American Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer awareness, as part of the Chevrolet Making Strides Campaign. People who come out to Countryside Motors on Saturday and test drive any Chevrolet or Buick, or test ride any Polaris ATV or UTV or test one of the Hustler Turf products a donation will be given.It will be a great day to learn about all the new products and provide an opportunity to raise money for a great cause by simply test driving a new car or truck!  Countryside Motor sales representatives will be at the store from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at its business in Wellington just four miles west of I-35 on U.S. 160.last_img read more

Oxford boys stun Udall, makes SCBL into a three-way race

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ever so often people are reminded why they love sports.The Oxford boys pulled off an upset Tuesday night that shook the hierarchy order of the South-Central Border League boys basketball standings. Oxford knocked off Udall, 39-37, on the road.Udall came in as the No. 7 ranked team in Class 1A-Div. I according to the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.And much like K-State Wildcat fans stormed the court on Monday night after the big upset win over the Jayhawks, so did the Oxford Wildcat fans on Tuesday night. Was it “Wildcat Week?”  “What a great high school basketball game and a great atmosphere,” Green said. “Udall was 14-1 and has a quality basketball team.”Oxford went into the hole early, trailing 10-2 after one quarter. But in the second, Oxford outscored Udall 13-10 and trailed 20-15 with renewed energy going into halftime.In the third quarter, Udall upped the lead back to eight and led 32-24 going into the final frame.But Oxford controlled the tempo thereafter.“We got after it on that end and really took them out of their spread dribble drive and forced them into some bad shots,” Green said.With 9.1 seconds to play, Oxford’s Timmie Catlin got fouled after breaking the press. He missed the free throw but Oxford made the stop on the other end to secure the two-point win.“This is one of the best defensive teams I’ve had in my time here and this game was won on the defensive end of the floor,” Green said. “This was a total team win for us.”Catlin led Oxford with 13. Other scorers include: Derek Williams with 10, Dexter Norris 6, Carson Crain 2, Tyler Eckstein 3, and Kurt Sloan 2.Udall’s scorers include: Perez 15, Weber 1, Martin 14, Williams 5, Welshans 2.Oxford was 7 of 14 from the free throw line and won without hitting a 3-pointer. Udall had seven treys.The Wildcats, 9-5 overall, have moved into a tie in the loss column with Udall in the SCBL race. Udall is 6-1 and Oxford is 4-1. West Elk is leading at 5-0.Of course, sub-state tournament positioning is the primary focus of a basketball coach. Green said Oxford could finish 14-6 or 15-5 which would land it as a No. 4 seed in a loaded sub-state out east that features Oswego, West Elk and the always loaded Pitt Colgan.Oxford travels to 2-14 (0-7) to Central on Friday.“We are on an NBA like schedule- three games this week, three games next week,” Green said.•••••In girls action, Udall beat Oxford 50-44.Oxford led 13-7 at the end of the first quarter but Udall outscored the Wildcats 19-1 in the second quarter and never trailed thereafter.Scoring for Oxford were: Payne 21, Perez 2, Metz 16, Whitlock 4, Lawrenz 1. Udall was led by Bracheric with 20. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down siranch 1p · 339 weeks ago Colter Silhan 4pts for the Wildcats 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 339 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Common sense · 339 weeks ago Controlled the temple? Report Reply 0 replies · active 339 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down siranch 1p · 339 weeks ago My bad, 2pts for Silhan. This was a great game for our guys, our school, and our community! Report Reply 0 replies · active 339 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Froggy44 · 338 weeks ago Oxford played a great game that night. Glad I was there to witness a well deserved victory and the place went explosive after the win at the end !! Oxford has lost to Udall in alot of close games the last few years and it is nice to see the underdog finally win and play to there potential !! And be so humble and show great sportsmanship !! Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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