Former Ohio State coaches Bruce Cooper share football wisdom

Teach core values, such as honesty. Don’t complain about your players. Respect greatness. Those were some of the tips a handful of master football coaches gave to more than 1,000 of their high school counterparts Friday at the 80th annual Ohio State Football Coaches Clinic. “When you’re dealing with players, you’re trying to teach the core values,” said Earle Bruce, OSU coach from 1979–87. “You can’t deal with a player if he’s going to lie to you. So, honesty and truthfulness is very, very important.” John Cooper, OSU coach from 1988–00, said coaches should use their talent with their players’ and turn it into a great football team. “Don’t b—- about your players,” Cooper said. “They’re the only ones you’ve got.” The clinic began Thursday and brought more than 1,000 high school coaches to Columbus. On Friday, the coaches gathered in the Schottenstein Center to hear from a panel of coaches, including  Bruce, Cooper and Dave Adolph. Following the master coaches session, ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” analyst and former Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden praised OSU football and its coaching greats including Bruce, Cooper and coach Jim Tressel. “Phenomenal tradition at Ohio State,” Gruden said. “Great coaches — you got Jim Tressel, national champion. Hell, you got people wearing his sweater.” Gruden also cited legendary OSU coach Woody Hayes as the reason he got into coaching. The coaches clinic continues Friday with coaches watching the OSU football team practice, followed by the 66th annual Ohio North-South game in Ohio Stadium. The coaches will meet with members of the OSU football staff for presentations on conditioning, filming and equipment on Saturday, and then will attend the Jesse Owens Spring Game. read more

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Athletic department centennial celebration delayed for Obama

The Ohio State athletic department was prepared to kick off its centennial celebration commemorating 100 years as a department and as a member of the Big Ten conference this week. That was until President Barack Obama announced his plans to visit the OSU campus on Saturday. The athletic department’s yearlong celebration was slated to begin at the Buckeye baseball and softball home games. Fan festivities were planned, with several baseball and softball alumni scheduled to attend. In an email to The Lantern, OSU athletic director Gene Smith said he and several members of the committee involved in the celebration planning decided that it was best to postpone the events to minimize traffic concerns in the area around the Schottenstein Center. “The presidential visit is complex with security,” Smith said. “Our priority is to ensure the games themselves go smoothly, softball and baseball, and make it as easy as possible for the fans to enjoy the contests our student-athletes compete in.” Janine Oman, assistant athletic director for sport performance and head of the committee overseeing the centennial celebration, said everything was set to begin this week, but the unexpected circumstances forced a change in the schedule of events. “We were originally planning on doing kickoff games this weekend,” Oman said. “However, the president is coming right at the same time.” While the games will still take place Saturday, the fan activities will be rescheduled due to the arrival of the president and his subsequent speech Saturday morning at the Schottenstein Center. Oman said the first kickoff games will take place Sept. 21 at the field hockey and women’s volleyball games. Austin Stewart, a first-year in international studies, said he was unaware the athletic department was planning a celebration set to begin this week. With the president coming though, he said it’s probably a good idea that it has been moved back. “The president is gonna take a lot of attention away … that would be with the 100-year celebration,” Stewart said. While he admitted he is not really a fan of the president, Stewart said he would rather go see him speak Saturday than attend the anniversary festivities because of the rare experience it presents. “It’s the president of the United States coming to campus. That doesn’t really happen all that often,” Stewart said. “I would probably rather go see him just because that’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Obama will speak at the Schottenstein Center Saturday at 1:25 p.m., with the doors opening at 10:30 a.m. First Lady Michelle Obama will join her husband in support of his campaign. The public event on OSU’s campus is the official beginning of the 2012 election, and Obama has a rally planned at Virginia Commonwealth University later on Saturday. This rally marks the second visit Obama has made to OSU’s campus in about two months. Republican candidate Mitt Romney has also been in central Ohio in the past week. Romney spoke at Otterbein College last Thursday about the economy and his plan to bring the nation back to a world leader. read more

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Cincinnati football player killed in motorcycle accident

A Cincinnati Bearcats football player has died.Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, 19, was reportedly struck and killed by a vehicle while driving his motorcycle Thursday, according to tweets from Brett Hoffland of FOX19 in Cincinnati on his Twitter account, @Fox19Brett.Kennedy-Palmore was pronounced dead at the UC Medical Center after the accident, which occurred at about 1:30 p.m., according to a release from UC. He was wearing a helmet. The release said his teammates were informed of the incident after their Thursday practice.Kennedy-Palmore was a redshirt-freshman walk-on running back from Liberty Township, Ohio. He graduated from Lakota East High School in 2013.“Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said in a released statement.The death of Kennedy-Palmore comes just over a year after Cincinnati football player Ben Flick died in a one-vehicle accident Sept. 21, 2013.The Bearcats are scheduled to take on the Buckeyes Saturday at 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Ohio State mens soccer teams losing streak at 3 with 2 road

Then-sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom (25) kicks the ball during a game against Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Nov. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe beginning of Ohio State men’s soccer team’s first road trip this season turned sour after a pair of losses to No. 17 University of Maryland, Baltimore County (3-0-1) and Navy (2-1-1) over the weekend.After Friday’s loss to the ranked UMBC in Baltimore, the Buckeyes stayed in the state of Maryland but were blown out by a score of 3-0 against Navy on Sunday in Annapolis.OSU had a good chance to score in the 29th minute, but OSU sophomore forward Marcus McCrary’s shot was deflected off the side of the net from six yards out.Navy sophomore forward Aubrey Jones scored a 10-yard goal in the 36th minute of the game to give the Midshipmen their first point on the board.The Buckeyes had another chance to score in the 60th minute when McCrary passed the ball to OSU junior forward Danny Jensen, who then launched the ball toward the net. However, Navy senior goalkeeper Jackson Morgan denied Jensen’s shot to maintain the one-goal advantage.OSU continued to battle against the home squad in the 19th minute of regulation, but the Midshipmen managed to put two more points on the board giving the team a final score of 3-0.Overall, Navy held a 5-3 advantage in the corners over the Buckeyes.Despite a better performance two nights before at UMBC, the Buckeyes still opened the weekend the same way they closed it: scoreless.The Buckeyes held a 9-0 advantage in the corners and a 5-2 lead in shots in the first half of the game, but were unable to get anything into the net.OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson attempted a shot from the corner in the seventh minute, but his attempt was blocked, taking away the opportunity for a Buckeye point. OSU senior midfielder and co-captain Zach Mason went for the first shot on goal for OSU from the corner in the 10th minute, but it was saved by UMBC sophomore goalkeeper Billy Heavner.The Buckeyes had two back-to-back corner kicks finishing the first half, but they could not execute, leaving the game scoreless at the break.Midway through the second half, UMBC senior forward Darius Madison scored a goal from 14 yards out in the 59th minute of the game, giving the Retrievers a 1-0 lead over the Buckeyes.OSU continued to fight back for a chance to tie the game, but continued to be unable to score.McCrary came close to scoring a goal in the 68th minute when he launched the ball 12 yards into the goal. However, Heavner saved McCrary’s kick.With one final attempt, OSU senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle was given the opportunity of a free kick in the 89th minute, but couldn’t make a connection between the ball and the net, giving the team a 1-0 loss against UMBC.OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer now falls 1-3 on the year, stopping just five of nine shots on goal over the weekend.The Buckeyes are next scheduled to open Big Ten play on the road against Northwestern on Friday in Bridgeview, Illinois, at 8 p.m. read more

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Mens Volleyball Ohio State sweeps Quincy with strong offensive showing

Sophomore outside hitter Martin Lallemand (6) attacking the ball against Loyola on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Kaycie Golic | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s volleyball team (8-16, 3-7 MIVA) dominated the entire match on Saturday night, as the Buckeyes’ hot offense continued their strong production and swept Quincy (5-18, 0-10 MIVA), 25-12, 25-17, 25-20. Having lost its past two games, Ohio State needed a win like this to build momentum as the team moves forward, and it came against Quincy, who was missing a key player in junior outside hitter Omari Wheeler. Ohio State senior setter Sanil Thomas and redshirt sophomore outside hitter Jake Hanes led the offense to the sweep. Thomas ran the offense with 36 assists, giving Hanes the opportunities that he turned into 12 kills. Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson liked what he saw on the court and said this sweep will be very good for team morale. “A win’s a win right now for us,” Hanson said. “They were missing one of their best players in Wheeler and he is a big part of their offense. That would be like us not having Jake Hanes on the floor. I thought that hurt them a lot, but at this point in time, we’re more concerned with what’s going on our side of the net.”The Buckeyes started off getting out to an early 3-0 lead in the first set and never looked back. Ohio State was led by sophomore outside hitter Martin Lallemand, who recorded .two kills set up by Thomas to begin the game, giving the rest of the team momentum that was never relinquished. Lallemand finished the night with six kills and seven digs. The second set saw the Hawks jump out to a quick lead, but almost immediately, Ohio State took back the lead and extended it to 12-4 to effectively take control of the set. Redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson was key for the Buckeyes in this stretch, getting three kills and two aces during that stretch. Leeson finished the night with nine kills, two aces and one dig. Hanson had nothing but good things to say about Leeson’s performance in the second set. “One thing that I really like is Blake Leeson is really starting to take over offensively,” Hanson said. “He’s really getting in a good groove with his serve, and that’s what he struggled with early on in the season in finding some consistency. He’s really hitting it well now though, and that’s a great weapon for us.” After controlling the first two sets with ease, Ohio State began to slow down in the third set. Quincy saw some great play from senior setter Adam Rogan, who had eight assists, and sophomore outside hitter Brendan Estrada, who added five kills. It was not enough though, as the Buckeyes managed to hang on to get the narrow victory and clinch the sweep. Rogan finished the game with 23 assists and five digs, while Estrada led the team in kills with 10 along with four digs. WIth the momentum from a straight-set win, Hanson is focused on what his team can control. “We just have to take care of the little details. It’s not necessarily that we can’t serve it in or spike it in, but in long rallies, can we make sure that the contact we make get’s the ball into good spots for Sanil can run a good offense and have multiple options?” Hanson said. “Increasing the quality of every contact is something that has to happen when you go up against good teams, because they’ll put pressure on you in that way.”  Ohio State goes on the road and faces Loyola Chicago at 7 p.m. Friday. read more

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Seven nuns at Seven Sisters the story behind the divine photo

first_imgDedicating their lives entirely to prayer, silence and solitude and leaving their cloisters only for medical appointments, the Carmelite nuns may seem to be the antithesis of the modern age. So when they left the walls of their monastery and ventured into London, what appeared to be seven nuns standing next to the Seven Sisters station sign would have been suprised to become an internet hit. But the timing was not lost on one commuter, who could not resist taking a photograph which has been widely shared online.  When I realised it definitely wasn’t a hen do I decided I had to capture itBen Patey Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Joys of London. Seven Sisters on the platform at Seven Sisters. #sisterhood pic.twitter.com/chBxLfnjqd— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) March 10, 2017 Carmelite nuns at Seven Sisters station Credit:Ben Patey / SWNS.com The  group, which actually numbered eight from Ware Carmelite Monastery, had been to a meeting for enclosed religious orders where they were addressed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westmister. It was the first time such a meeting had ever been held, a spokesman for the Diocese of Westminster confirmed. The nuns were making their way back from the Notting Hill Carmelite Monastery  in London to their own in Hertfordshire, in a journey that would have taken them around an hour, when they were spotted. Sister Fiona, who belongs to the Ware Monastery, said: “They had simply been to an important meeting in London. They are not often out, we go out for medical appointments and that sort of thing, but we do make the exception for an important meetings.”center_img He said: “I did a double take. It was one of those strange but amusing moments. It is not something you see every day and when I realised it definitely wasn’t a hen do I decided I had to capture it.”  Founded by hermits in the 13th Century, the Carmelite nuns still live by a set of principles set out more than 500 years ago in a “small community of friends entirely dedicated to prayer, silence and solitude”.There are 15 Carmelite Monasteries in the UK made up of 200 nuns. They had met on Thursday morning with a group of around 50 sisters from different orders all of whom live enclosed lives seperate from the community. The group were discussing guidelines about their way of life from Pope Francis issued last year.Sister Francesca, from Arkley Poor Clares in Barnet, said that the meeting was “wonderfully successful”.  When asked how the nuns felt about their newfound fame, Sister Fiona said: “I don’t tend myself to look for publicity, we tend to lead more of a hidden life.” But Ben Patey, 33, couldn’t resist taking taking the photograph when he saw what he thought was seven nuns as he travelled home from work.  Carmelite nuns at Seven Sisters station last_img read more

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Britain is set to boil in 30C heat but thunder and floods

first_imgThe showers and thunderstorms may continue overnight into Friday morning before clearing into the North Sea.Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: “We may see some localised flooding in some areas and difficult driving conditions, however the areas where that will happen are difficult to pinpoint.”However, into the weekend we will see a more changeable front and it will be fresher from the north-west.” Some areas may face localised flooding and difficult driving conditions caused by the downpours spreading up from the south.A yellow weather warning covering England and Wales is in place from 6am on Thursday to 6am on Friday. Here is the picture we are waking up to this morning; bright ⛅️ for many but cloudier with some drizzle across northern England pic.twitter.com/pMFk6rD1kA— Met Office (@metoffice) July 5, 2017 Britain faces a steamy and stormy end to the week as thundery showers and 30C temperatures are set to sweep the nation.Forecasters have warned that while Wednesday will be fine and dry, lightning and even hail may be on the way tomorrow with up to 30mm of rain falling within an hour. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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British pilot and two UK nationals arrested in Calais on suspicion of

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One of the four Albanian migrants and her child had “disappeared” after they were sent to hospital for checks, officials said. The other two, a man and a woman, were being held in a migrant detention centre. Migrants walk next to a Calais’ city sign (stock picture) Officials would not give the names of the arrested men, who were aged between 45 and 54, or say where in Britain they were from, or which airfield or airport in Britain the plane was heading for when it was intercepted.The plane, a four-seat, single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk, was still on the ground and the pilot was at the controls preparing for take-off at Calais-Dunkirk airport, which is located in Marck, but the migrants had not boarded when police moved in on Monday afternoon.”We do not yet have a full profile of the pilot. Investigators are waiting for British authorities to send information,” the prosecutor’s office said, adding that police were hoping to identify other people involved in the attempted people-smuggling operation. A British pilot and two other UK nationals have been arrested by French police on suspicion of people-smuggling as their Cessna plane was about to fly from Calais to Britain with four Albanian migrants on board.“This is the first time that we have come across attempted people-smuggling by plane” in the Calais region, the Boulogne deputy prosecutor handling the case, Philippe Sabatier, told the Telegraph.Calais has for years been a magnet for migrants hoping to sneak into the UK but mostly they try to stow away on trucks heading for the ferry port or the Eurotunnel terminal.center_img The thwarted attempt to fly migrants into the UK came just a day before three migrants – believed to be an Afghan, a Pakistani, and an Iranian – abandoned their bid to get to England in a dinghy, and returned to the French shore suffering from hypothermia.At the weekend, another migrant was picked up by a small yacht in the Channel near Dunkirk after he was found out at sea on a raft he had made from planks of wood and bottles.French authorities last October shut down a huge migrant camp near Calais nicknamed the “Jungle” which at its peak was home to more than 10,000 people, most of them hoping to make it to the UK. Show more Migrants walk next to a Calais' city sign (stock picture)last_img read more

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New saltwaterproof trains for Brunels stormbattered Great Western Railway

first_imgPassengers on the new GWR Intercity Express Trains will benefit from more seats, more services and reduced journey times. “Our engineering team have worked on a design which ensures equipment on the roof will not flood when running in heavy rain or along coast routes.” It is the sort of clever design solution of which the great Victorian engineer himself would have been proud.Trains running along the south west coast on Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway have long suffered from sea spray and salt water corroding and damaging vital equipment.But a deceptively simple design change is set to ensure the trains can handle the worst of the weather.The problem is particularly acute along stretches such as Dawlish, in Devon, where the track famously runs alongside the coast on its way to Exeter.A new generation of ‘Dawlish proof’ trains is set to be rolled out along the route with the promise they will be able to withstand the worst the south west can throw at them.Several of the trains which currently run on the line suffer from a crucial design fault in which their brake resistors, which dissipate energy during braking and turn it back into electricity, sit in a sunken well on the roof where rain and sea water collects during storms, damaging their working parts.While the existing 40-year-old High Speed Trains have not been affected, the Voyager fleet operated by Cross Country,  which operates between Penzance and Scotland via Dawlish and Bristol, have repeatedly suffered from the problem since they were introduced in 2001. But the new Class 802 Intercity Express Trains, which will run from London Paddington to Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance from next year, have been designed with a raised platform on which the resistors sit, allowing water to run off the roof and away from the equipment.Engineers are conducting a series of exhaustive tests to ensure that the sleek, bullet-shaped trains can handle the ferocious Atlantic storms that lash the rugged West Country coast, where huge waves can swamp the rail line.As part of the tests the high speed trains have been subjected to extreme weather conditions – with gallons of salt water dumped on them – and are now undergoing live test runs along routes in the region, between Bruton and Cogload, in Somerset.Three of the new trains, built by Hitachi Rail, were put through a giant train washing system, allowing gallons of saltwater to be poured on them to test not only the effectiveness of the brake resistor platforms, but also the waterproof seals of the carriage doors and windows.The fleet of 33 trains, modelled on Japan’s bullet trains, is being built by Hitachi Rail Europe at its high-tech factory in Pistoia, Italy.A Hitachi Rail spokesperson said: “The new Intercity Express Trains are designed to cope with the South West’s sometimes stormy weather conditions and have already been rigorously tested including weather simulation tests at our Japanese factory. During terrible storms in 2014 much of the West Country was cut off by rail when the sea wrecked the main line at Dawlish. It took weeks to repair, with major work needed to rebuild the sea wall on which the track runs.It is expected the new trains should shave up to six minutes off journey times from Paddington to Exeter and Plymouth, with journeys to Penzance cut by up to 14 minutes.There will be more storage for bicycles and novel features such as larger and lower overhead luggage racks with glass bottoms to help passengers remember their belongings when they leave the train.Stations such as Penzance, Exeter St Davids and Taunton and Plymouth will also be upgraded, along with signalling along the route.Royal Train saved from the scrapheap after Queen makes it known it is still her favoured mode of transport Passengers on the new GWR Intercity Express Trains will benefit from more seats, more services and reduced journey times.Credit:Rob Thomas/GWR Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Waitrose drivers to unpack shopping in customers homes when they are out

Waitrose customers will no longer have to stay in for their food deliveries as the supermarket will become the first to send delivery men into their homes while they are out.   An “in-home” delivery service, in which front doors are being fitted with “smart door locks” to give drivers access to customers’ homes to unpack groceries while they are out, is about to be trialled. Delivery men will be fitted with chest cameras so customers can be sure they are not stealing their items or nosying through their drawers while they are out, and customers have the option of requesting the footage afterwards.Similar schemes have already proved popular in the US and Scandinavia.  Initially 100 customers located in South London will be offered a free smart lock, which usually cost £190, as part of the Waitrose “While You’re Away” trial.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Archie Mason, head of business development at Waitrose & Partners, said: “There is certainly an increasing demand among our customers to make shopping with us even more convenient to fit around their busy lifestyles.”Rather than waiting for a delivery or trying to put everything away, it gives customers more flexibility to use that time differently, including more time enjoying cooking and eating the food they’ve bought.”The concept of in-home delivery has started to prove popular in other countries so we are keen to establish if there is an appetite for it in the UK.”Nigel Fisher, managing director of Yale UK, said: “Working with Waitrose & Partners to develop the UK’s first in-home delivery service is an exciting premise for Yale as we look to understand how smart products can enhance daily lives as well as protecting your home.”Customers can find out if they are eligible for the trial or can register their interest in future rollouts by visiting wya.waitrose.com. Yale’s smart lock system allows access to different people at different times by using temporary codes Credit:Yale  Waitrose delivery drivers will only be allowed to enter customers homes if they have been with the firm for six months or longerCredit:John Lawrence It works by fitting customers’ front doors with Yale “smart lock” technology and setting a temporary access code which is then sent to Waitrose via a secure app.The code is then sent to the delivery driver’s device at the time of arrival at the customer’s home and is deleted once the delivery is complete.The driver will put goods that need to be refrigerated and frozen away and leave other groceries on the kitchen counter, or as instructed by the customer. Yale To qualify customers must commit to a minimum order of £25 and a minimum of six deliveries, although Waitrose said it would review this after the trial. Waitrose said it anticipated being able to make the service available to more than 1,000 customers in spring next year depending on the success of the trial. delivery read more

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