Celebrations were the norm during the weekend, as UW scored 14 goals.[/media-credit]Wisconsin men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves spoke all week at practice about the need to manufacture goals, and after this weekend’s series sweep of Michigan Tech, it is safe to say the Badgers did just that.It was a series that saw the Badgers collect an astounding 14 goals, while only allowing two scored against them.In Saturday night’s game, both teams struggled to generate scoring chances early on, but a five-minute major for checking from behind and subsequent game misconduct penalty on MTU forward Mikael Lickteig blew the game wide open. Lickteig was ejected and as he skated to the locker room, any chance for a Michigan Tech victory left with him.With 10 full minutes on the power play, the Badgers scored three goals as they took full advantage with the extra man.“That was a turning point in the game, and it took the wind out of their sails,” Eaves said. “Up until that point, the game was in the balance — which way the game was going to go. The major penalty — and then taking advantage of the major penalty — was the difference in the game.”Junior defenseman Brendan Smith finished with three points (two goals, one assist) and he started the scoring onslaught for UW after he snuck up from the blue line and fired a slap shot by Michigan Tech goalie Kevin Genoe.“I got open luckily, and Derek (Stepan) made good passes to me,” Smith said. “The first one was a magnificent pass, so I had an open net.”Less than a minute later, John Mitchell, who got an opportunity to play on the first line and power-play unit, doubled the Badgers’ lead.Mitchell has had his struggles this season, but the senior forward was given a chance to make an impact playing alongside some of UW’s more skilled players and he delivered.“I was able to skate with Blake (Geoffrion) and Craig (Smith), and they’re amazing players,” Mitchell said. “I was kind of nervous coming in and didn’t know if I had settled down with them, but I found my groove initially and it carried through the weekend.”Smith and Mitchell would each tally another power-play goal, as the Badgers never let up, en route to a dominating 6-0 victory.Lost in the shuffle was the shutout performance put forth by junior goaltender Scott Gudmandson, who stopped all 15 shots he faced.Gudmandson was pleased with his play, but he was quick to credit his defensemen, who allowed the Huskies to register only two shots on goal in the third period.“I didn’t really have a lot of work tonight. The defense was unbelievable,” Gudmandson said. “The defense did a good job and made it pretty easy for me.”Friday’s series opener had a similar outcome as the Badgers won by another six-goal margin. UW earned an 8-2 victory, but according to the coaching staff, despite jumping out to a 4-1 first period lead, it was a flawed performance in the early going.Patrick Johnson banged home a centering pass for the first goal of the night, Blake Geoffrion scored twice and Ryan McDonagh capped the scoring in the first period, but the players were not showered with praise when they skated off the ice.“Coach was a little upset with our performance in the first period. We didn’t come out ready to play; we needed to play better defensively and do the little things,” Smith, who had four assists on the night, said. “We were very lackadaisical and we were very fortunate to have that lead after the first period.”Eaves refocused his team in the locker room as the Badgers came out energized on the defensive end in the second period, only allowing three shots to reach goaltender Brett Bennett.Geoffrion also helped carry his team through, as he was the go-to-guy with the man advantage. The senior captain and team leader in goals scored again midway through the second period, giving him three power-play goals on the night to register his first career hat trick.“We take a lot of pride in our special teams, and coming into every game, we want to get at least one [power-play goal],” Geoffrion said. “And tonight that was the turning point in the game.”The Badgers put bodies in front of the net all night and scoring chances were relentlessly poured on the Michigan Tech goaltender as UW refused to get complacent with such a large lead.“Are you going to go out there and sit back, or are you going to go out there and play hard and play the way you need to play to be a good team?” Eaves said of his intermission speech. “That was what we wrote on the board and we went out and played to that.”
Senator Marco Rubio is taking over the Senate Intelligence Committee. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Florida Republican will serve as acting chairman in Richard Burr’s absence. North Carolina’s Burr stepped down last week while the feds investigate his stock trades ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Rubio’s first day in charge will be Tuesday.
TV/Radio: Ch. 5 (delayed at 5:30), KSPN/710 Clippers (24-25) update: The Clippers have lost three in a row, after winning three in a row, but hold the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Corey Maggette is not listed on the team’s injury report, after being listed with the flu and not playing in the Clippers’ 94-77 loss in Cleveland on Wednesday. That came a day after questioning Mike Dunleavy and his playing time. Tim Thomas is listed as day-to-day with a hyper-extended knee. CLIPPERS AT PHILADELPHIA Tipoff: 4 p.m., Wachovia Center Philadelphia (17-33) update: The 76ers have won two in a row and seven of 11 but are in a rebuilding season after trading Allen Iverson for Andre Miller. They defeated Charlotte 92-83 on Wednesday when Andre Iguodala scored 27 points. – Joe Stevens 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
After a very emotional day in Stillwater, OSU offensive line coach said on twitter that he was “Proud to be a part of this team and community!”So many different feelings before/during/after the game today! Proud to be a part of this team and community! #osufootball— Greg Adkins (@CoachG_Adkins) October 25, 2015But late last night, someone hacked his account and sent a strange string of tweets – saying that “OSU is no longer the place for me, especially after OU whip our a** in Bedlam come December.”Adkins deleted the tweets this morning and addressed the situation, saying “my Twitter was hacked this morning my sincere apologies!”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
In the end, the embattled Tyrann Mathieu, who said he was entering the NFL Draft next year, had no other recourse that would have made sense. He could have sat out another season and transferred somewhere else or played next year at a smaller college.But those would have been opportunities that would not have advanced his career. He had been kicked off the LSU team before the season for failed drug tests. Sports Illustrated brought his eligibility into question because of his likeness being used on an advertisement for a party. And then he was arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana in October.So it was of little surprise when Mathieu announced, “it is time for me to move forward.“I am sorry that I was not able to complete my journey at LSU, but I will always support LSU in any way I can. To my teammates, you are my brothers. You have kept me going. I will do my best to make you all proud of me,” he said.Mathieu, known as the “Honey Badger,” was a Heisman Trophy finalist known for his knack for making plays last year. But the 20-year-old Mathieu was suspended for this season due to a substance abuse issue he has continued to work on.Mathieu was arrested last month on a possession of marijuana charge. He also was dismissed from the football team in August for failing a drug test and entered a treatment program run by former NBA player John Lucas.Instead of transferring to another lower-division school to play this season, Mathieu re-enrolled at LSU but is not playing football.“I am committed to tackling my personal issues and will work to better myself every day as a man first and only then as a football player. I will always consider myself an LSU Tiger,” he said.
It’s faring very badly… because the kind of state subsidised or state sponsored theatre that we have is very mediocre, because of the bureaucracy involved and a lot going on that is very unhealthy for artistic growth’, Dattani said in an interview. An out-of-the-box-thinker, the Mumbai-based Gujarati has also donned the director’s hat for movie ventures such as the Shabana Azmi-starrer Morning Raga and Mango Souffle (2002), tagged as the country’s first gay male film. He was in the city to conduct an intensive acting workshop organised by art and culture magazine Kindle in association with the iLEAD educational institution and The Corner Courtyard, a newly-opened boutique hotel. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’He is the first Indian playwright in English to receive a Sahitya Akademi award. And to pump fresh life into regional theatre, there’s a need for more money, more collaborations and at the heart of it, artistic integrity, says he.‘Collaborations are good…one can learn from marketing techniques…how they (international theatre) can sustain themselves in stiff competition. Acknowledging that films are “our bloodline”, he conceded that while Bollywood can be meaningful, its shallowness has influenced commercial Indian theatre. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Bollywood is inspired by shallow Hollywood and commercial Indian theatre is inspired by shallow Bollywood’, he said pointing out the vicious circle. Moreover, the ace playwright highlighted the flip side of blindly aping western concepts in theatre, that is adopting a text-based approach while traditionally it is a rich blend of text, dance, music and drama. International influences, he said, ‘are not necessary at all’. ‘In fact, sometimes I feel they are detrimental. I am not against cultural collaborations but what I am talking about is blind following of western concepts and systems – which is what modern Indian theatre does. Noting some encouraging trends in Indian theatre, such as its becoming more visually rich – in terms of intelligent use of space and spontaneity – and shifting away from verbosity’, Dattani said the surge in numbers of international collaborations and experiments hasn’t yielded anything original.Known for exploring sensitive issues, he dubs recent instances of curbing creative freedom in India as an ‘unhealthy trend’ but also a ‘backhanded compliment’ to the might of art forms in bringing about change.‘I think it is a very unhealthy trend and in a way it’s a backhanded compliment to theatre because people are saying that theatre is powerful enough to make a difference and that is why you are bringing in all these restrictions,’ Dattani added.‘With these restrictions the first freedom that goes is the freedom of expression and the rest follows,’ said the man behind thought-provoking works like Dance Like a Man, Thirty Days in September and Final Solutions. In his tryst with theatre and films, the 55-year-old has delved deep into topics of gender bias, communal tensions and homosexuality among others. A staunch believer in theatre’s power to ‘reflect society’, Dattani said the medium should be channeled to showcase the current scenario of increasing violence against women as well as bring out the ‘much-ignored’ lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) community.
Kolkata: Six people were killed and as many as 56 others injured, some of them critically, when a bus they were travelling in overturned near Jhitka forest of Lalgarh in Jhargram district on Saturday.The injured passengers have been undergoing treatment at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital and some at private hospitals as well. Some of the injured passengers are stated to be in critical condition. According to the police, around 18 passengers sustained serious injuries in the accident. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPolice said that the private bus was carrying passengers to Belpahari from Jhalbani on Saturday morning.According to the preliminary investigation, there were around 100 passengers travelling in the bus at the time of the accident. Many of them were going to join a programme organised by the tribal populace at Belpahari.According to locals, the bus was overcrowded and some of the passengers were found sitting on the roof of the vehicle when it overturned while taking a sharp bend near Jhitka forest. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedEyewitnesses told the police that the bus was running at a high speed at the time of the accident as a result of which the driver could not control it. While taking a sharp turn the driver lost control and the bus overturned and eventually fell into a roadside field. The bus driver fled the spot immediately after the accident. The locals rushed to the spot and rescued the injured passengers. Six persons were declared brought dead after being taken to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. Some of the injured passengers were taken to other hospitals as well. After being informed, police reached the spot and started a probe in this regard. They are investigating if the bus developed any technical glitch or the accident occurred due to the over-speeding of the vehicle.Police added that the driver had applied sudden brakes but failed to control it. The investigators are not quite sure if any other vehicle had came in front of the speeding bus leading to the accident.They are looking into all possible causes that might have led to the mishap. Some of the passengers and the locals are being probed in this connection so far.Raids are being conducted to nab the bus driver who has been at large since the accident happened. The bus was later lifted with the help of a crane.The real cause of the accident will be confirmed by the police after carrying out a probe into the incident.