Indiana Lt. Gov. announces Batesville visit

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will hold the October board meeting in Batesville on Thursday, October 26 at 10 a.m. in the RomWeber Flats. Following the meeting attendees will tour the facility. Board chairperson Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch will attend.RomWeber Flats is a 140-year-old former furniture factory that is now 84 apartments for seniors. Medicade vouchers are used to assist residents with living expenses to allow them to live independent lives.last_img

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Europa League: Aribo turns attention to Porto

first_imgRelatedPosts FC Porto forward walks off pitch after racist abuse Porto sign Super Eagles midfielder Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo has set his sight on helping the Gers triumph over Porto when they meet in Thursday’s Europa League game.Steven Gerrard’s men have only won one game in three outings and threw away their chance to leapfrog Celtic to the Premiership top position last weekend after playing out a 1-1 draw against Hearts.Nigeria international Aribo revealed his displeasure at the Gers’ failure to secure all three points in the encounter but he is hopeful they will bounce back to winning ways when they travel to Portugal to face Sergio Conceicao’s men.“We’re frustrated, we wanted to go out there and get the points but unfortunately we weren’t able to do that,” Aribo told Rangers TV.“After a result like this, we just want to bounce back and give it our all to try and come home with a result.“I would say European football is more structured and it’s a bit different from what we have domestically.”Aribo only returned to Rangers’ squad last weekend against Hearts, having missed his side’s last three games due to a head injury.“I am just thankful to God that I am able to be playing again and I just want to keep performing and keep playing as well as I can.”Aribo has made 17 appearances, scoring four goals since his summer switch from Charlton Athletic.Tags: Rangers TVSergio Conceicaolast_img read more

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Duerig verbals to Syracuse with ambitions to contribute right away

first_imgAndrejas Duerig’s dream school was not Syracuse. He didn’t see himself playing for the Orange in “a million years.”But when his National Collegiate Scouting Association recruiting profile matched him up with a bunch of potential schools, Syracuse was the only one that came back as a 100-percent match. Soon after that, SU offered him a spot in the Class of 2015. “I was like, there’s got to be something that God’s telling us here,” Duerig said, “that this is the school I need to go to.” Duerig committed to Syracuse on June 17 while he was on campus during his official visit. A versatile offensive guard that is transferring to Mount Carmel (Ill.) High School for his senior season, Duerig can also play tight end, as well as other positions on the offensive line. But one of the primary things that drew him to the Orange, though, was the possibility of starting at center right away. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I like making a mark,” Duerig said. “Where I can make a mark most is where I play. And if I can come into a program and give my heart and do my best and start for four years…I think that’d be fantastic.” His versatility will likely land him more offers from big-time programs in the coming weeks and months, but Duerig insists that he remains steadfast in his decision to play for Syracuse. He’s changed his cellphone number, and he’s having his mom monitor his Twitter and Facebook accounts to shoo off other college coaches. “When he sees something and he wants it, he just does it,” said Shane Tucker, Duerig’s former coach. “That’s him. He doesn’t want to mess around.” Duerig knows that he can have a chance to have an immediate effect on the Syracuse offense in a multitude of ways. In middle school, he was forced to learn how to play many different positions, many of which he still plays in high school. Now he’s a 6-foot-4, 272-pound rising senior, but it was in those formative years that Duerig developed a feel for the game. Tucker said that from the moment Duerig started playing football he was a “mountain man”— and a strong lineman unlike some of the other, “softer” players on his seventh-grade team.Tucker, whose son also plays for Mount Carmel, now serves as a mentor figure to Duerig and said the lineman will leave a positive mark on the Syracuse program. But before he gets to SU, he still has one high school season to play. This summer, he’s been working out with MC assistant coach Joe Kubik as he prepares to play his first season with a top-flight high school football program. Immediately, Kubik said, he understood why Duerig has become such a highly recruited player. “He’s been a great worker,” Kubik said. “He’s been a great leader. He’s been a great team-first guy. We expect great things out of him.” Mount Carmel is Duerig’s focus right now, but it’s just a stop for him. Syracuse is the long-term future for Duerig, and one he admittedly didn’t believe in for quite a while. But once he visited Syracuse, and came to understand what he could potentially mean to the program, it was no longer an unknown decision. It was an obvious one. “When I did take that visit,” Duerig said. “…It just all built together to make the easy decision. It’s kind of funny how things work out.”  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 17, 2014 at 12:08 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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Hoosiers rebounding prowess concern for Badgers

first_imgWhile Taylor Wurtz paces the Badgers, sophomore Morgan Paige will need to score if the team hopes to have a consistent offensive output in both halves.[/media-credit]It’s been a rough stretch of games for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.Losers of five straight and struggling with consistency, the Badgers (8-18, 4-10) will find themselves paired with another struggling team Thursday night as they take on the Indiana Hoosiers (5-22, 0-14) in Bloomington, Ind.Despite their winless conference record and current 14-game losing streak, the Hoosiers have battled opponents like Illinois, Michigan and Northwestern down to the wire.While the Hoosiers look like the doormat of the conference record wise, the team has a surprising amount of competitiveness. Indiana is currently the Big Ten’s third best rebounding team, averaging 42 rebounds a game despite losing their best rebounder, senior double-double threat Georgie Jones, to a season-ending ACL tear.This could pose a danger to Wisconsin, a team that has struggled to contain and box out opponents on the boards throughout the season.“If I’m [Indiana] and I’m looking at tape and seeing that in certain games we’ve given up 21 and 23 offensive rebounds, I’d say ‘Hey, last game at home, everybody rebounds,’” Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “I’d be saying they aren’t going to box you out because we haven’t proven we can. Until you prove it, why would they not attack us”?Besides being outrebounded in every game during their five-game losing streak, the Badgers have given up a combined 69 offensive rebounds in that span, good for an average of almost 14 a game.It’s no mystery that the Badgers fate against the Hoosiers will be tied to the battle of the boards.“They’re a good rebounding team, they don’t have just a good rebounder, they have a good rebounding team,” senior forward Anya Covington said. “So we all have to box out, and we’ve been lacking in that area. It all comes down to discipline, but I know we can do that and box out.”The Badgers will also need consistent offensive production from their guards. While junior guard Taylor Wurtz’s offensive dominance has been well documented, the rest of the conference has caught on. Opponents’ best defenders have flustered Wurtz or double-teamed the star guard in the second half of the conference season, leading to Wisconsin’s struggles in maintaining a consistent scoring output.If the Badgers want to play the spoilers on the Hoosiers’ Senior Night at Assembly Hall, guards like Morgan Paige will have to step up like she did Sunday against Nebraska. Leading the team with 15 points in a losing effort, Paige showed her ability to do it all for Wisconsin, scoring on jump shots as well as on the drive.“My percentage is really high, and the scouting report for other teams probably says contest hard and make her put the ball on the ground,” Paige said. “I think as soon as I hit an outside shot, they came out harder on me. My favorite thing is to put the ball on the ground. I love to use pump-fakes, so when I get to go straight line to the basket for wide-open layups it’s always a great opportunity for us.”The Badgers will need everything Paige can muster Thursday night, as the matchup against the Hoosiers will feature the two worst scoring offenses in the Big Ten. While the Badgers have shown glimpses of offensive greatness against the conference – highlighted by a 79 point outburst against Iowa on Feb. 2 – the Badgers have only mustered on average 59.2 points per game this season.For Kelsey, the Badgers just need someone to step up during crunch time to help give the team some consistency on the offensive end.“This is not a group that’s used to having close games,” Kelsey said. “None of them have had to do that in their careers here. They’ve never been put in those situations where someone has to be the closer.“I mean, who is that? We have a hard time sometimes, identifying one. Taylor can close, but when she gets double-teamed who else? … It’s hard to not have that veteran experience of someone that’s been in that situation before.”last_img read more

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