Skaneateles, Westhill girls lacrosse 1-2 in state rankings

first_img Tags: girls lacrosseMarcellusskaneatelesWesthill Skaneateles resumed action last Thursday night, hosting state no. 11-ranked LaFayette at Hyatt Stadium. The Lancers had faced Marcellus earlier in the week and lost, 16-5, to the Mustangs.This game wasn’t much different, Skaneateles handling LaFayette 19-4 as Grace Dower had a career-best seven assists, her passes often going to Riley Brogan, who had six goals and two assists.Duke-bound Olivia Navaroli and Maggie Newton each scored three times, Navaroli getting five assists and Newton two assists. Anna McGlynn and Ava Logan had two goals apiece, with Hope Allyn and Gabby Welch also converting. Given how well both had played in the early portion of the season, it wasn’t a surprise to see the Skaneateles and Westhill girls lacrosse teams near the top of the state Class D rankings.Yet when the latest state poll was released early last week, the news was even better.The Lakers, helped by a series of impressive, lopsided wins, were no. 1, and the Warriors were no. 2, while Marcellus was in a strong position, too, earning the no. 6 spot in those same rankings.center_img As for Westhill, it had no trouble with Jordan-Elbridge last Tuesday night, the Warriors roaring out to a 13-1 advantage by halftime and cruising past the Eagles 17-4.Rebecca Gilhooley, with her six goals, had two more than the entire J-E roster, with Caroline Miller getting two goals and four assists as Reilly Geer found the net three times.Julia Lasher managed two goals and one assist, while Kendra MacCaull had one goal and one assist. Single goals also went to Olivia Bolesh, Ellie Masterpole and Julia Bergett.A day later, Westhill won big again, handling Homer 19-8, this time with Gilhooley getting to double digits in points thanks to her seven goals and three assists.Miller and Geer both scored four times, Miller adding two assists as Grace Winkler had a goal and two assists. Masterpole, MacCaull and Bolesh also had goals.Back when Marcellus faced LaFayette, it didn’t stay close for long. Up 11-1 before they reached halftime, the Mustangs displayed prime form as Anna Vetsch scored five times and Laura Canny found the net four times, each adding an assist.Katy Wangsness got two goals and three assists. Sarah Hutchings, Maisie Moses, Lily Locastro and Madison Green had one goal apiece.At Tully two days later, Marcellus made it four wins in a row, trading goals for more than a half before wearing down the Black Knights’ defense in the latter stages and pulling away to win 18-9.Displaying more depth and scoring balance than it had showed for much of the season, the Mustangs had six players earn multiple goals, led by Maisie Moses, who found the net four times and added an assist.Locastro had a big day, too, with three goals and three assists, while Natalie Clere had her own three-goal hat trick. Vetsch, Wangsness and Canny had two goals apiece, Green getting a goal and three assists as Hutchings had two assists and Casey Conklin added a goal.Marcellus had another test on Saturday against Cicero-North Syracuse, and trailed at halftime, 7-5, before having its relentless attack wear down the Northstars in the late stages to produce a 15-11 victory.Vetsch not only scored three times, she piled up five assists. Hutchings netted four goals, with Wangsness and Locastro also earning three goals as Moses and Canny also found the net. Kenai Cameron was terrific in the net, recording 12 saves.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Heisman denied: 13 best college football players who never won it

first_imgVince Young (Getty Images)2. Peyton Manning, QB, Tennessee (1994-97, runner-up in ’97). Manning worked into a starting job as a well-pedigreed freshman, and played three full seasons through his senior year before leaving as the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. He won 39 of the 45 games he started in college and got every other accolade for his longtime stellar play for the Volunteers. But because everyone harped on his team’s inability to beat SEC rival Florida, he was robbed of the ultimate individual trophy. As the most worthy senior, he lost to the only mostly defensive player to ever win it, Michigan’s Charles Woodson. At least Manning can ease his pain with two Super Bowl rings, numerous NFL passing records and a future bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play, on any level.3. Deion Sanders, CB, Florida State (1985-88). OK, Woodson was a terrific two-way performer for the eventual national champion Wolverines in that ’97 season to edge Manning. His electricity on special teams put him over the top. But that also means Sanders was criminally disrespected for what he did over four seasons for the Seminoles a decade earlier as both a corner and return man. Sanders didn’t sniff an invitation to the Downtown Athletic Club, finishing No. 8 in Heisman voting in 1988. He was the best player in college then and is the best cover corner and on-ball speedster of all time. Call him Prime Time, call him Neon Deion, call him Totally Dissed.4. Jim Brown, RB, Syracuse (1954-56). Unfortunately, college football was still in a dark place when Brown utterly destroyed everything in his path for the then-Orangemen. He ran over and through opponents on the gridiron as easily as if he were on a lacrosse field. Had Brown burst onto the scene only a few years later, he would have easily won the Heisman — his backfield successor at Syracuse, Ernie Davis, took home the Heisman in ’61. The fact that Brown couldn’t finish higher than fifth in the ’56 voting is an absolute embarrassment. After his awesome, short time with the Browns in the NFL, Brown has the last laugh as the consensus best football player ever.MORE: Sporting News 2016 All-Americans5. Tommie Frazier, QB, Nebraska (1992-95, runner-up in ’95). It’s doubtful Frazier would have his big-time career as a run-heavy option quarterback go without a Heisman in the current era, given the more MVP-like nature the award has adopted of late. He was the dynamic leader and dominant force on a Cornhuskers team that won back-to-back national championships. He rolled through his senior season as the face of a juggernaut that will be hard to replicate in college football, down to the 62-24 dismantling of Florida in the Fiesta Bowl, in which Frazier was MVP. The Heisman Trophy is supposed to reward the best players who ever played college football. But everyone knows that’s not often the case.The fact the Heisman is handed out for a single season of excellence — and is decided by a popular vote that has honored mostly offensive players — has left out more than a few legends whose exceptional full body of work in the game was met with bad luck. MORE: Heisman All-time winnersHere are the dozen men who were most deserving to join the club over the past 81 years. Maybe they need to be immortalized with their own statuesque poses. 1. Vince Young, QB, Texas (2003-05, runner-up in ’05). Dual-threat quarterbacks are all the rage among voters now, but Young set the standard with his amazing final season at Texas. He threw for 3,036 yards and rushed for 1,050 more — the first major college passer to produce such a combination — to go with 38 total touchdowns. He carried the Longhorns all the way to the national championship and turned in the best title-game performance of all time to beat USC in the Rose Bowl. Young’s season makes the case that the Heisman shouldn’t be given until the very end of the season. In that case, he probably gets it (and keeps it) over Reggie Bush. Adrian Peterson (Getty Images)11. Marshall Faulk, RB, San Diego State (1991-93, runner-up in ’92). Faulk was a god for the Aztecs, racking up pure gold as the future terrific all-purpose feature back he would become for the Colts and Rams in his Hall of Fame pro career. In three seasons in San Diego, he had 5,562 yards from scrimmage and 62 touchdowns. His floor was 1,429 rushing yards as a freshman. It’s unfortunate that, despite everyone knowing he was the best college player during his time, his status as a WAC back caused him to fall shy of the Heisman.12. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska (2005-’09, third runner-up in ’09). Here’s the last defensive player who had to be included. Suh did get invited to Heisman night as a senior finalist, and there was a real thought he would beat out Big 12 quarterback foe Sam Bradford of Oklahoma. Suh swept every defensive award and was named overall Player of the Year by The Associated Press, a first for a defender. His punishing play and intimidating presence made everyone take notice as he took over games as an elite interior pass rusher and run stuffer. He was hurt by the ‘Huskers program not having the same luster it had in the Tom Osborne era. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/dc/44/99-tommie-frazier-120115-getty-ftr_1nrw93kb4c7kt18q6qgy1tyyxa.jpg?t=1584238585&w=500&quality=80 Tommie Frazier (Getty Images)6. Dick Butkus, LB, Illinois (1962-64). The Heisman could have been totally different for defensive players if Butkus had gotten it more than 50 years ago. Butkus made a strong case by finishing sixth in ’63 and third in ’64 before he went upstate to wreak havoc in the NFL — and make his name forever synonymous with “linebacker” for the Chicago Bears. He built his campaign as a hard-nosed heavy hitter in Champaign and was SN’s college football Player of the Year in 1964. He’s the real winner of every Butkus Award.7. Anthony Carter, WR, Michigan (1979-82, third runner-up in ’82). AC was a cool all-around playmaker and two-time All-American. He was a premier downfield threat and produced big numbers on a pro-style running team by averaging 19.1 yards per catch over his career. He was also a threat to go the distance every time he got the ball in his hands as a punt and kickoff returner. Desmond Howard won for the Wolverines less than a decade later (’91) with similar impact, only with more touchdown pop and a little more Heisman flair. Carter’s style and substance should have been rewarded, too.8. Hugh Green, DE, Pittsburgh (1977-80, runner-up in ’80). Green stuffed the stat sheet as a dominant pass rusher for the Panthers, with 53 sacks helping to account for his incredible 105 tackles for loss over four ridiculous seasons. He terrorized quarterbacks and was also credited with 17 career takeaways. He was the SN Player of the Year in 1980 on the strength of 17 sacks and seven forced fumbles. His unprecedented high Heisman finish meant it was really hard to ignore his sustained play. He opened the door for Woodson to have the defensive breakthrough for the award.MORE: College football award winners9. John Elway, QB, Stanford (1979-82, runner-up in ’82). The West Coast snub has hurt the Cardinal most of late: Andrew Luck, Toby Gerhart and Christian McCaffrey couldn’t crack the Heisman case for Stanford either. Elway came very close, but was definitely hurt by the 5-6 team he carried as a senior. It might have come down to the Big Game disappointment against rival Cal, when “The Play” turned a seeming comeback victory into a weird loss. “This one wasn’t for John,” but he, like Manning, enjoyed other lasting honors throughout his glorious NFL career with the Broncos.10. Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma (2004-06, runner-up in ’04).  Let’s use this opportunity to remind you it’s not AP for his initials, but rather AD for the nickname tied to his non-stop college production: All Day. Peterson was close to becoming the first freshman back to win the award on the strength of his initial Sooners splash, rushing for 1,925 yards and 15 touchdowns. Peterson got banged up and played a little less his sophomore and junior seasons, but wasn’t any less of a player. Had he stayed as a senior, when he instead began rumbling through the NFL as a Viking, he would have gone down in Heisman history. (AP Photo) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/0/31/adrian-peterson-ftr-0129-014-ap_1fnjl4zhvrn2y1ck0deyrdph6i.jpg?t=-1401391709&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b1/7c/vince-young-060615-getty-ftrjpg_13o6tcerqwlld1g3sm80uwvqnv.jpg?t=-1079439171&w=500&quality=80 13. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State (2015-2017). Barkley makes the cut not just for recency bias, but the fact he is in conversation of being the best player not to be even invited to the Downtown Athletic Club as a finalist in either of his two outstanding seasons as a sophomore and junior. At least he should finish in the top 10 in voting — unlike last year.DECOURCY: Why Barkley deserved the award in ’17Barkley left for the NFL as a the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, ending his chance to ever strike the pose. He was a game-changing runner in the tough Big Ten while he was a key figure in lifting the Nittany Lions program back to prominence. His rushing, receiving and returning explosivness is a throwback to many Heisman winners from the past.. Unfortunately, in the present numbers- and quarteback-dominated era, voters are more concerned with the MVP narrative than actual eye test of who is the best.last_img read more

Pack programme brings primary healthcare to the people

first_imgHealthcare workers will through the Pack be able to diagnose and manage a range of common ailments. (Image: UCT)A comprehensive low-cost medical tool, the Practical Approach to Care Kit, or Pack, which allows healthcare workers to diagnose and manage a range of common ailments, is now being rolled out by South Africa’s University of Cape Town.Pack covers 40 common symptoms and 20 conditions including cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, TB, HIV and Aids, women’s health, and end-of-life care. This makes it an essential for poorer, under-resourced regionsNow BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge company, has joined with the UCT Lung Institute’s Knowledge Translation Unit to develop and distribute the Pack programme to healthcare workers in low to middle-income countries.INCREASING HUMAN CAPACITY IN HEALTHCAREThis collaboration will train and support doctors, nurses and pharmacists to improve primary healthcare in underdeveloped areas. BMJ will provide technical development, marketing, sales and licensing to help implement the Pack programme globally.“It is crucial for healthcare workers to be provided with the latest evidence-based recommendations, and locally relevant information, to diagnose and treat patients effectively,” said Dr Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief at BMJ.“We are delighted to partner with UCT to bring the programme for use in underserved communities to help improve the delivery of primary care.”In accordance with South Africa’s National Development Plan or Vision 2030, in the healthcare sectorhuman capacity is key. Managers, doctors, nurses and community health workers need to be appropriately trained and managed, produced in adequate numbers, and deployed where they are most needed.Since Pack was first launched in South Africa in 2007, it has reached 20 000 health workers in 2 000 clinics and hospitals across the country.last_img read more

2018 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour summary

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After an almost ideal growing area for some and not so much for others, we were not sure quite what to expect in the 2018 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour. We had heard about a wet start to the growing season followed by a long dry spell, but we weren’t sure just what the state’s corn and soybean fields would have to offer.There were certainly some examples that showed up in fields on the 2018 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour displaying evidence of some challenging conditions, but for the most part what we found was a crop that might just meet what USDA has suggested, a record crop. The 2018 Ohio Crop Tour was sponsored by AgroLiquid.In the West, the I-75 group had an average corn yield of 180.3 bushels on Day 1 and 191.8 bushels on Day 2. The Eastern leg of the Ohio Crop Tour averaged 188.07 bushels on Day 1 and 182.3 bushels on Day 2. After all calculations were made, the total tour average was 186.7. Each year, we have an in-depth discussion over dinner with scouts from both legs about what they saw in the field and out of the truck window. We realize that what we sampled over the week was what the full potential of corn is at this time. We took into account that their will be a bit of a drop off from that 100% potential with much of the crop having a little ways to go to get to the finish line. Because of that factor, the group collectively decided that our final yield number will be 177.3 bushels per acre. Scouts felt that this is a good number for the fields we sampled, and very close to what USDA says is out there as harvest nears. The formula used in estimating corn yields is accurate plus or minus 30 bushels for the areas of the fields sampled and the Crop Tour is designed to simply provide a snapshot of yields around the state.This year, we found solid, consistent soybean fields across the board. They were healthy and there was little disease and insect pressures and the insects had been there but had moved on.The corn was very uniform in most of the state, with the exception of pockets that got planted significantly later or that just did not receive the moisture it needed for the highest potential possible.Here are links for more details about the 2018 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour.The 2018 Ohio Crop Tour – I-71 Leg – Day 1The 2018 Ohio Crop Tour – I-75 Leg – Day 1The 2018 Ohio Crop Tour – I-75 Leg – Day 2The 2018 Ohio Crop Tour – I-71 Leg – Day 2last_img read more

For NBA, Chicago is slam dunk for 2020 All-Star festivities

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Commissioner Adam Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday for the announcement on the United Center floor.Silver said Chicago faced “a lot of competition” to bring it back and the city’s plan put it “over the top.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRenovations in and around the arena, a new 10,000-seat facility on the Near South Side and Emanuel’s desire helped bring in this one. So did a change of heart by the Bulls.For years, chairman Jerry Reinsdorf opposed hosting the game because of concerns about displacing season ticketholders. But with son Michael — the president and chief operating officer — assuming more authority and grandson Joey in favor, he relented. “I’m sure we would have been here sometime earlier in the last 30 years (had the Bulls been interested),” Silver said. “When the mayor and Michael Reinsdorf showed interest, it put them back to the top of the list in a way just because we like to rotate around the league. It’s a major city, and we haven’t been here in a long time.” “We’ve been going for so many years,” Michael Reinsdorf said. “At the end of the day, I tried to explain it to my dad. I don’t think he’s been to an (NBA) All-Star game since 1988. I tried to explain to him the difference now than what it was like when we hosted last. It’s just such a great impact to the city.”There was some thought that the 2019, 2020 and 2021 All-Star games would go to teams with new arenas. Golden State, Sacramento, Milwaukee and Detroit have all either recently constructed new homes or have one being built.But the schedule also got thrown off a bit after North Carolina passed a law restricting the rights of LGBT people. The league moved the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte to New Orleans in response.After North Carolina passed a compromise bill limiting anti-discrimination protections for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people, the NBA gave Charlotte the 2019 game.As for 2020?ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “There were several other cities that were interested,” Silver said. “We try over time to take care of all the cities that do want to have an All-Star game. I think it becomes a function of timing. I think for some of the other cities that were building, some of the refurbishments that are planned had not been completed yet, had not been finalized in terms of financing so the timing just didn’t work out. It’s really more a function of scheduling.”The United Center opened in August 1994. But it has been undergoing a bit of a transformation in recent years.The biggest change is the construction of an addition adjacent to the arena. It houses offices as well as a Bulls and Blackhawks team store and concessions.The Bulls moved into a new practice facility across the street a few years ago, and the Blackhawks will be moving into a new one nearby in a few weeks.The 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena that just opened a few miles away on the city’s Near South Side will host some All-Star events as will Navy Pier.“We’re excited not just holding a basketball game, but of hosting the world because now the NBA has gone from … an American game held here in the United States to a world event,” Emanuel said.The mayor has pushed hard to land high-profile events such as the NFL and NHL drafts in recent years. But this will be the first major All-Star game in the city since Major League Baseball held its Midsummer Classic on the South Side in 2003. The NHL last had it in Chicago in 1991.Silver isn’t concerned about having the All-Star game in a cold-weather city. Most events are indoors, though he acknowledged snow can disrupt air travel.When Jordan put on his show in 1988, Silver was just a law student at the University of Chicago, sitting in an upper level at the Stadium.He figures to have a better view this time. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Read Nextcenter_img Celtics Irving may miss date with Raptors over fracture Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference in New York. Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star game for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game. Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday, Nov. 10 for the announcement on the United Center floor. APCHICAGO — For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game.The city will host the showcase event for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

20 days agoAgent of Spurs star Son would love to place him at Napoli

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Agent of Spurs star Son would love to place him at Napoliby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Heung-Min Son admits he’d love to place the Tottenham star at Napoli.However, Thies Bliemeister says he won’t force the issue.”I have never taken a player to Napoli but I would like it thanks to (Diego) Mardona, my favourite player. I talked to Napoli before with directors who are no longer with the club. I will take advantage of the double meeting with Salzburg to talk to them,” Bliemeister told Radio Marte.”As for Son in Naples, why not? You should never say never in football. Son likes Italy, the food and the Italian people. It is not easy to move him to Napoli as he costs a lot, but one day maybe, who knows?” last_img read more

17 days agoINSIDER: Real Madrid have handed Karim Benzema new deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Real Madrid have handed Karim Benzema new dealby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are handing a new contract to Karim Benzema.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, who was speaking on El Chiringuito.He revealed: “Real Madrid have already renewed Benzema, who is doing very well. “He had this season and another one – and has been renewed until 2022. He will go from earning €9m to €11m net per season.”The pay-rise is awarded to Benzema for his form – particularly since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane. last_img read more

WP Kinsella Canadian Author Who Inspired Field of Dreams Dies at 81

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement “He essentially told me a few weeks ago, ‘I am not going to be here much longer, so whatever questions you’ve got, let’s get them done,’” Mr. Steele said in an interview. Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement W.P. Kinsella, the Canadian novelist whose writing about baseball was the basis for the 1989 film “Field of Dreams,” died Friday at 81 with the help of a doctor acting under Canada’s new physician-assisted suicide law, his literary agent said in a statement.“He was a dedicated storyteller, performer, curmudgeon, an irascible and difficult man,” said Carolyn Swayze, his agent, adding Mr. Kinsella persuaded her to become a literary agent. “His fiction has made people laugh, cry, and think for decades and will do so for decades to come.”Mr. Kinsella’s health had taken a sudden turn for the worst due to his struggles with diabetes; he had been in the hospital for the past two weeks, said Willie Steele, an English professor at Nashville, Tenn.’s Lipscomb University who has been working on a biography of Mr. Kinsella since 2012. Mr. Steele said he knew Mr. Kinsella was pursuing physician-assisted death. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

AAP presents report card of MP Meenakshi Lekhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: The AAP on Friday presented a report card for New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, where the party claimed that she has not done any work and deceived people. During the past five years Lekhi did not utter a word on either demonetisation, GST or sealing in Delhi. In a statement the party said, “She did speak in Parliament about Delhi students and admitted that our students do not get admission in Delhi University colleges. But it was her govt at the Centre. Can she tell the people of Delhi what has been done to address this serious issue?” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe party added that being a New Delhi MP, in 2014 she was appointed to head NDMC meetings, even there all promises made to the people turned out to be imaginary. The AAP on Friday also did a door-to-door campaign at the New Delhi constituency with the AAP candidate Brajesh Goyal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain. With talking to people the leaders explained the need of the full statehood and the party focus on the demand. The leaders also talked about the problems in higher education, job and woman safety. The leaders also met the shopkeepers in the New Delhi are which is a business centre and also suffered from the sealing issue/ The leaders explained that if Delhi gets full statehood then CM Arvind Kejriwal promised that within 24-hours sealing will be stopped.last_img read more

Ohio State hires Florida assistant to replace Darrell Hazell as receivers coach

Ally Kraemer contributed to this story. It’s official: Former Florida running backs coach Stan Drayton will be the new wide receivers coach for the Ohio State football team, coach Jim Tressel announced today. “Stan Drayton, first and foremost, is a fine person and a family man,” Tressel said in a press release. “We are fortunate to gain one of the finest coaches in America to serve our kids, school and community.” Drayton will bring with him 14 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, including time at the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Villanova, Allegheny, Mississippi State and Tennessee. The Cleveland native also coached the Gators’ running backs during the team’s 41-14 victory against the Buckeyes in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game. Until today, spokespeople from OSU would not confirm reports that Drayton was leaving his post as the Gators’ running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Steve McClain, associate athletics director for communications at Florida, said the Gator staff wouldn’t be left shorthanded. “Yeah, I’d say that our coaching staff is intact at this time,” McClain told The Lantern on Wednesday. Tressel said Drayton will be a good addition to the Buckeyes’ football staff. “He is a Buckeye born and bred,” Tressel said of the Cleveland-born Allegheny graduate, “and will add a tremendous dimension to our football family.” read more