11W Pays Homage To Ezekiel Elliott With An “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” T-Shirt

first_imgEzekiel Elliott running the ball for Ohio State.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs up field during the first half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Back on January 1, the Ohio State Buckeyes shocked the college football world when they knocked off the No. 1-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott ran all over Alabama, racking up 230 yards on just 20 carries. His most important run came late in the fourth quarter, as he broke off an 85-yard score with his team ahead by less than a touchdown.The guys over at Eleven Warriors have put together an incredible tee shirt to commemorate the play. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South”, and it features a graphic of the play diagram. Check it out:Here’s a clip of the play, if you haven’t seen it before. Ohio State fans certainly have.You can pick one up here. We imagine that there won’t be too many orders coming from the Yellowhammer state.last_img read more

Bailee Madison Launches Holiday Giving Campaign

first_imgTween star Bailee Madison, along with McKenna Grace and a host of other celebrities, CEOs, artists, corporations, and community leaders have just launched a holiday giving campaign for Starlight Children’s Foundation: #GIVEactually.Video: GIVEactuallyStarlight Children’s Foundation partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families all around the world, particularly those that are hospitalized or dealing with terminal illness. They fund critical needs expressed by more than 600 hospitals, specialty clinics and camps in the US that support more than 27 million pediatric visits every year. And they do this by funding and empowering other non-profits such as Ronald McDonald Houses, Covenant House, Shriners, and more. So, this holiday season, Starlight is encouraging giving that will benefit the causes it supports and other causes that further its universal mission to improve lives.last_img read more

Ohio State mens soccer faces Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Sophomore defender Alex Nichols (15) advances the ball against Rutgers on Sept. 18. OSU won 3-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is coming off a tough 2-0 loss to Bowling Green over the weekend, remaining winless on the road this season.This Wednesday, the Buckeyes (3-6) return to Columbus to take on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1-4-2) at 7 p.m.Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium has been very kind to OSU as of late, with the Scarlet and Gray coming into the match riding a three game home win streak.“You always want to protect your house,” said senior defender Austin Bergstrom. “It’s good that we have been doing that so far, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.”After wins over Rutgers and Valparaiso a week ago, the Buckeyes took a step backward over the weekend, suffering a shutout against Bowling Green.Despite outshooting the Falcons 16-9, OSU again fell to the misfortune of its own mistakes, specifically turnovers.“Sometimes it is a little frustrating when you can’t put the ball in the back of the net or when another team only gets a few opportunities and they are able to score,” said senior forward Danny Jensen. “We let the pressure get to us a bit. I think we just have to cut down on the mistakes and we will start to see much better results.”Jensen was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against Valparaiso, where he recorded the first hat trick by an Ohio State player since 2012.“It is cool to get some individual recognition every now and then but our focus is on the team,” Jensen said. “Right now we just need some more wins.”The matchup with SIUE is a rare one, as both teams have only played each other once in school history, and played to a scoreless draw in Columbus in 2009.While the matchup between the two teams is unfamiliar, the faces involved are not. Cougars coach Mario Sanchez was a soccer player under now-Buckeyes head coach John Bluem during his time at Fresno State.“(Sanchez) was probably one of the top five players I’ve coached in my career,” Bluem said. “They are going to be really well organized and battle defensively. You are playing against a team that, much like us, is having trouble scoring.”Saying the Cougars are having trouble scoring is an understatement, as Sanchez’s squad has only found the back of the net three times through the first seven games. However, the defense has stood tough, allowing only seven goals thus far.SIUE’s junior goalkeeper Kyle Dal Santo has 13 career shutouts. This year, Dal Santo’s .788 save percentage ranks him 51st nationally.As the match signifies the halfway point in the season for the Buckeyes, Bluem feels the biggest improvement the team needs to make is in its mentality.“This group has to accept that we are not going to just show up and win games. If we don’t outwork the other team, if we don’t outhustle the other team, if we don’t play harder for longer than the other team, anybody on our schedule could beat us,” Bluem said. “On the flipside, if we do those things, we will be in every single game and chances are good that we win more of those games than we lose.”With a very important Big Ten matchup looming against Michigan State on Sunday, the Buckeyes will look to build momentum by grabbing a win against the Cougars. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State buries Denver late in 51 victory to send

Ohio State junior forward Dakota Joshua celebrates his second period goal against Denver in the NCAA Tournament on March 25, 2018. Credit: Nick Hudak | Lantern photographerALLENTOWN, Pa. — After a regular season in which junior forward Mason Jobst and sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski led the Ohio State men’s hockey team in points, the team’s seniors powered it to the program’s first Frozen Four appearance since 1998.Senior forward Kevin Miller scored two of the Buckeyes’ five goals in a 5-1 victory against No. 2 Denver (23-10-8) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday to send No. 1 Ohio State (26-9-5) to Saint Paul, Minnesota, to face No. 3 Minnesota Duluth.“It feels really good right now, but as you can see in college hockey the parity is off the charts. It’s not going to get any easier,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We’re going to enjoy this tonight, we just beat one of the best teams in the country, but we know we have to be at our best here in two weeks.”Joining Miller on the score sheet was senior defenseman Matt Joyaux, who netted his second goal of the season in the third period, and senior forward Christian Lampasso, who assisted on both of Miller’s goals.“Lampasso made two really good passes to me,” Miller said. “I get two goals combined and I think I only had the puck on my stick for half a second, so pretty fortunate to have two tap-ins.”After a deadlocked opening period that featured minimal chances on both ends, Ohio State found daylight at the hands of junior forward Dakota Joshua, who backhanded a shot past senior goalie Tanner Jaillet to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.“I was just trying to get a stick on it,” Joshua said. “It was a battle in front, and I just got lucky, and it found the back of the net.”Ohio State came into the game 12-0-1 when scoring first this season, an unbeaten record that remained unblemished once again against the Pioneers. The Buckeyes doubled their lead later in the period in the same fashion they scored their first goal. Senior forward Christian Lampasso got the puck to the middle and fed Miller, who found space to get off a backhand shot which beat Jaillet high to put Ohio State up 2-0.Denver controlled much of the possession early in the third period, but Laczynski added to the lead anyway after stealing the puck and making a pass to a wide-open Matt Joyaux, and the senior defenseman buried his second goal of the season.The Pioneers answered back with a goal from sophomore forward Tyson McLellan to cut the lead to two. But it took only 30 seconds for Ohio State to answer with another goal by Miller.“It was huge,” Miller said. “You can see that they felt like they had some momentum, so it was pretty huge for us to come back and score real quick and try to shut down their momentum.”Jobst scored an empty-net goal when Denver decided to pull Jaillet with more than six minutes remaining, all but sealing the defeat of the Pioneers and ending their pursuit of a second NCAA title in a row.Ohio State advances to the Frozen Four and will play Minnesota Duluth, the team that defeated the Buckeyes in the opening round last season.“Last year we thought we played a really good game against them,” Miller said. “[We] came up a little short, so it’ll be nice to, hopefully, find some redemption and beat them in two weeks time.” read more

Mourinho needs leaders at United Terry

first_imgChelsea legend John Terry thinks Jose Mourinho lacks strong leaders and personalities he needs to succeed at Manchester United.The Red Devils have suffered two defeats in four matches which have left the Old Trafford outfit in 10th position.However, the former Chelsea skipper believes Mourinho must first find “personalities” like Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to set the standard.“At every club, he has had big characters, and I’m not sure he has that at Manchester United at the moment. At Chelsea, he did,” Terry told the Daily Mail.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“You have to stand up and turn up at training every day and show him that you want to win at all costs. If you’ve got that, he’s 100 percent on your side.“I do think he’ll bring success to United, but it needs patience.“My top three for this season will be decided between City, Liverpool, and Chelsea. That leaves United and Spurs fighting for fourth.”last_img read more

Arthur loves playing next to Coutinho and Casemiro

first_imgAfter winning the match against Argentina, Brazilian midfielder Arthur expressed how happy he feels playing beside Casemiro and Coutinho.During the last World Cup in Russia, Brazil really missed a midfielder who could protect the ball like Arthur Melo did and could let both Casemiro and Coutinho play more liberated in their positions.This Tuesday in the South American Clasico between Brazil and Argentina, we got our first glimpse at what we can expect from Arthur when he reaches his top form.Brazil played a really complicated match against Argentina this Tuesday, they barely got to defeat the Albiceleste without Lionel Messi and a great deal of that victory is thanks to the work that Arthur did alongside Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho.Melo already gets to practice with Coutinho in Barcelona, he will also get to play many matches alongside him and maybe even form a dynasty that can win many trophies in the Catalan club.However, the connection with Casemiro just started this Tuesday and Arthur was ecstatic for getting the chance to share the field with a world-class defensive midfielder like the Madridista against Argentina.⏱ FINAL: Argentina 0-1 Brazil (Miranda) Coutinho and Arthur played the whole game #fcblive #SuperClásico pic.twitter.com/WMQhNwwraS— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) October 16, 2018Arthur was part of the squad that defeated the Albiceleste from the very beginning, he played a fairly good match in an evening that a single goal scored by Miranda during the second half gave Brazil the victory in the end.“I am very happy with my personal performance and with the overall collective achievement that we made today,” said Arthur via Diario Sport after Brazil’s victory against Argentina on Tuesday.“I have played with confidence and a very relaxed thanks to my teammates, who believe in my work. I do believe we are building a great squad and playing alongside players of the likes of Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho makes things a lot easier.”“It is always great being able to defeat Argentina, and even better than I did it on my first Clasico I played against them. Plus, there was a trophy on the line. Every single player loves being a part of huge matches like this one.”Neither the heat nor the pitch can be an excuse to not perform in a match like this one, but we did find some difficulties because Argentina is a very tough opponent and they have a fantastic squad,” he concluded.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.🇧🇷 Arthur Melo during training with Brazil #fcblive #SuperClásico pic.twitter.com/f4IXKT0YRa— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) October 16, 2018Arthur’s return to BarcelonaThis match must have been a revelation for both the player and manager Ernesto Valverde, who was very focused on watching his midfielder with the greatest potential in Barcelona.There is still no clue of who the boss will use for this Saturday’s La Liga match against Sevilla, but Valverde surely does have the intention of getting Arthur more minutes during this stage of the season.Barcelona’s defensive problems might also be beneficial for the Brazilian, because the manager will use his more defensive midfield players as center-backs in the next couple of months and Arthur doesn’t make that cut.The gaffer has plans of using Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal in that position, which will leave Melo a greater role as the game constructor that he is for very important matches that are coming within the next month at least.The absence of Thomas Vermaelen which was confirmed last week, will give everybody a much more important role at Barcelona and Arthur will be no different from the rest of his teammates.#Superclássico 🏆🇧🇷📷 Lucas Figueiredo / CBF pic.twitter.com/r8evyGWh3V— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) October 16, 2018What do you think about Arthur Melo’s upcoming role in FC Barcelona’s next couple of months? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Herrera praises Solskjaer for team bonding

first_imgAnder Herrera has credited Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s man management skills and rapport with the squad for Manchester United’s change in fortune in recent weeks.The Red Devils resurgence since the exit of Jose Mourinho has brought back belief and joy to the club with the club currently mounting a late push for a top four position.Solskjaer has masterminded an eight-game winning streak with one draw following his arrival in [email protected] have taken 7️⃣ points from a last possible 9️⃣ against top 6 sides – only Wolves have won more pts v top 6 this season (of bottom 14 clubs)@ManUtd’s PL rank under Solskjaer1st Points (19)1st Goals (19)1st Shots (121)1st Conceded (6)Super Sunday on SS PL from 1pm 📺 pic.twitter.com/Mk29sSAB8l— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 1, 2019Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.And with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all enjoying a good run of form since he took charge at Old Trafford, Ander Herrera has opened up on what he believes is the key behind the success story ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.“Ole had that click with some players that they are performing at their best,” Herrera told ESPN FC. “He is getting the best from Rashford, he is getting the best from Paul, he is getting the best from Anthony, from Jesse. That’s not easy.“When you are a manager, we sometimes speak too much about tactics. But the most difficult thing for a manager is to get the best from his best players and this manager is doing it. We have all seen it.”Herrera, 29, has equally benefited from Solskjaer’s appointment saying: “I have been told a lot of times ‘you should wear the armband in the future’ but I don’t need it.“I don’t go crazy with that. I think the best thing a team can have is different leaders. We need it from all the players.“Of course I am very thankful to the fans that feel I can be the captain or the leader of the club but I honestly don’t think that we should have only one. I feel I could be a leader in some moments but I don’t think I am the only leader at the club.”last_img read more

Former Scotland striker says fans should behave

first_imgAccording to ex-Celtic forward Andy Walker, the Scottish government might be forced to intervene if the clubs cannot force their fans to behave well.During the 2018-2019 season, there has been a lot of talk about the supporters’ behavior in the Scottish Premier League.There have been a lot of incidents of racist abuse, fans throwing objects at players and referees, and even fights between the fanatics.This is why former Celtic and Scotland national team striker Andy Walker has said that maybe the Scottish government will have to be involved.“When you see stuff like bottles, coconuts, lighters, coins coming onto the pitch, they could be hitting fellow supporters. We’ve had one that’s hit a linesman, we’ve got players that are under threat,” he said to Sky Sports.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“I feel for the clubs. If you are an individual and you are determined to throw something on the pitch, then I think you’re going to do that. I don’t know what the clubs can do about it.”“I think we’ve had so much fan misbehavior this season. We’ve also got a problem with pyrotechnics, despite the clubs continually telling their supporters not to do it,” he added.“I do fear at some stage it will be taken out of the clubs’ hands and the government will intervene. That will mean, after a couple of steps, they might end up closing a stand.”“I think that’s the road we’re going down because supporters just aren’t listening,” he continued.“I think the vast majority of supporters just want to go and watch the football, but some of the individuals are hell-bent on causing trouble. I don’t know what you can do about it.”last_img read more