Football: Coming off hot starts, Badgers set to face Lobos

first_imgSaturday morning marks the first-ever meeting between the University of New Mexico Lobos and the University of Wisconsin Badgers.Both teams are coming off resounding first-week victories. UW dismissed Western Kentucky in a 34–3 beat-down last Friday, while the Lobos turned in one of the best offensive outputs in school history; they outpaced University of Incarnate Word 62–30.Though still early in the season, and despite their confidence-boosting first game against a UIW team that has been as bad as anyone in the country over the last couple years, New Mexico is going to be the clear underdog (as will most of UW’s opponents this year). Last season UNM looked dreadful on their way to a 3-9 overall record and a 1-7 ledger in the Mountain West Conference. Some of their worst defeats were a 0–38 loss to Fresno State and a 3–42 outcome versus Wyoming.Football: Safety Patrick Johnson leaves programPatrick Johnson, a safety for the University of Wisconsin football team, left the program Wednesday morning citing personal reasons. The Read…UW may come into the week as the clear favorite, but there is plenty to fix and build upon from last week.UNM let up 244 rushing yards last week, including a 90-yard gain to UIW running back Ra’Quanne Dickens.Badger sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor must be licking his lips. He’s coming off an opening game that saw him notch 145 yards on 18 attempts for two touchdowns, both of which were on long gains of 47 and 30 yards respectively. There’s certainly an opportunity for Taylor to put up a ridiculous game against this sub-par defense.Football: Breaking down the Badgers’ strength of schedule problemA No. 4 AP preseason ranking comes with a lot of excitement, and with that high expectations. As it stands Read…The hope for UNM must be in their quarterback, redshirt sophomore Tevaka Tuioti. Tuioti exploded last week for five total touchdowns (four through the air), chaperoning the Lobo offense to the promised land on the first four consecutive drives. He also rushed for 54 yards, which must put the Badgers defensive coordinator on high alert.Despite the strong Badger showing against WKU last week, the one thing that the defense seemed to have a bit of trouble with was containing the Hilltopper’s mobile quarterback Drew Eckels. This may be an area UNM seeks to exploit.It will also be interesting to see if the Badger offense and quarterback Alex Hornibrook continue their top-heavy targeting of A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor, or attempt to lessen the load by expounding upon tight end Jake Ferguson’s great game last week and enlarge the role of receiver Aron Cruickshank and running backs Taiwan Deal and Garret Groshek.NCAA Basketball: Here is all you need to know about new CBB reformsThe NCAA announced new guidelines Wednesday, in an effort to curb corruption in college basketball and restore accountability to an Read…We can also expect to see redshirt freshman safety Scott Nelson continue his breakout after the neophyte burst onto the scene with a 7-tackle, two-pass-break-up game last week.Kick off is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Camp Randall.last_img read more

Fire scorches RHY&SC clubhouse

first_imgThe RHY&SC building which was scorchedAlert members of the Rose Hall Youth and Sports Club on Saturday prevented what could have been a major fire.Reports are that at the time the fire started, three club members including the Chief Executive Officer were inside the building at Area ‘H’ Ground, which only has one exit.According to the club’s CEO, Hilbert Foster, on Saturday members of the entity did an extensive cleanup exercise and burnt items which are no longer needed.“To the best of my knowledge I think what happen there is that a flying piece of paper which had flames on it ended up in one of the boxes which was eventually brought back into the storeroom,” Foster told this publication.However, as he was making final checks on his way out of the building, ensuring that all lights were off, he noticed the flames.The other club members were notified and attempts were made to extinguish it despite the extreme heat.Cricketers, who were in practice, and members of the public formed a bucket brigade and were able to extinguish the fire.Foster said that he is thankful that most of the items in the storeroom were saved but more than $500,000 worth in trophies along with gifts which the club had secured for its award ceremony, scheduled for later this month, were destroyed in addition to some items for the club’s Christmas village.“The Rose Hall Youth and Sports Club is going to get over this. We are not asking anybody for assistance. We have gotten over other things like this in the past where bandits broke in and stole millions of dollars in stuff and we were able to get over it. One thing we would like to do is to thank the Heavenly Father for his guidance during the twenty minutes of madness, for saving our lives,” Foster said.Meanwhile, on Sunday four persons were left homeless after a fire destroyed a two-storey house at Number 57 Village, Corentyne.Reports are that two persons were at home at the time.Marcia Courtland and her daughter were attending to a GWI meter reader when smoke was seen coming from the upper flat.Neighbours were able to save some household items.The fire is believed to have been caused by a fault in the building’s electrical wiring.last_img read more