Maryland to leave Atlantic Coast Conference for Big Ten in 2014

first_img Published on November 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ The University of Maryland will leave the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten on July 1, 2014, the school and conference announced on Monday.Maryland’s announced departure will end a nearly six-decade era in the ACC for the school.“Today is a watershed moment for the University of Maryland,” UMD President Wallace D. Loh said in a news release. “Membership in the Big Ten Conference is in the strategic interest of the University of Maryland.”UMD submitted a written application to the Big Ten Conference on Monday, according to a Maryland athletic department news release. The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors met via conference call and approved Maryland’s application.Maryland was one of the ACC’s charter members, helping start the conference in 1953.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe move comes despite multiple teams set to join the ACC. Syracuse and Pittsburgh will join the conference for all sports beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, and Notre Dame announced in September it plans to join the ACC in all sports except football.Rutgers is expected to announce a move from the Big East to the Big Ten on Tuesday, ESPN.com reported Monday. With Maryland and Rutgers, the Big Ten would have 14 teams.Maryland has gone through financial struggles in the athletic department recently, eliminating seven sports programs in July. The move to the Big Ten is expected to increase the university’s revenue through athletics in the long term. In the short term, Maryland must pay a $50 million exit fee to the ACC to move to the Big Ten. The conference voted to increase its exit fee after Notre Dame announced it would join.ACC Commissioner John Swofford released a statement Monday after Maryland’s announcement.“Our best wishes are extended to all of the people associated with the University of Maryland,” Swofford said. “Since our inception, they have been an outstanding member of our conference and we are sorry to see them exit. For the past 60 years the Atlantic Coast Conference has exhibited leadership in academics and athletics. This is our foundation and we look forward to building on it as we move forward.”Maryland is in the Atlantic Division of the ACC, the division Syracuse will join next year.Maryland’s men’s basketball program won the national championship in 2002, but the team has missed the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons. The Terrapins will leave behind a storied rivalry with Duke when they move to the Big Ten.The football program, coached by former Syracuse assistant coach Randy Edsall, last reached a bowl in 2010.Some of Maryland’s largest successes in recent years have come from the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. The Terrapins’ men’s team reached the national title game each of the last two seasons, losing to Loyola (Md.) and Virginia. The women’s team has reached the final four in four consecutive years, winning the national title in 2010.Maryland is leaving a lacrosse-rich ACC for a conference without a lacrosse component.A spokesman in the athletic department said no decision has been made about the lacrosse programs’ plans. Commentslast_img read more

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Closure of Belle Vue dogs likely after planning approval

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit Share Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams   July 22, 2020 ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings  June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon The UK greyhound racing industry has taken another blow after a Manchester Planning and Highways committee approved proposals that would close Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium. The track, was the first purpose-built greyhound track in the UK, and was the last remaining greyhound stadium in the North West. Having been built in 1926, the infrastructure is synonymous with the Belle Vue area in East Manchester, and its closure is expected to result in approximately 200 jobs being lost. The development of the site will be overseen by Countryside Properties, and will see 247 new houses built, 14% of which will be allocated under an affordable housing scheme. The proposals were submitted after a consultation report highlighted the track’s decline in revenues and footfall in recent years.Belle Vue’s closure would put the number of remaining tracks in the UK at 20. It comes as the track was acquired earlier this year by Arena Racing Company (ARC) from the Greyhound Racing Association (GRA). Some of the local campaigners are still hopeful that the redevelopment of the track will not happen, but struggled to make their voice heard among a strong contingent of anti-greyhound racing protesters.Sombre News from the Planning Meeting…Sadly, as we predicted the decision by the Planning Committee was unanimously in favour of the applicant’s development.This is not the end. Far from it.After some reflection we will announce our next move.“Keep the faith!” pic.twitter.com/auDBn5JZa3— Save Belle Vue Stadium (@VueSave) December 19, 2019Speaking with Simon Banks, CEO of Star Recruitment, he emphasised that the closure would be a huge loss to the sport.He said: “The loss of Belle Vue is huge blow to greyhound racing in the UK as it is the only remaining track in the North West. There is a massive potential audience for the sport in Manchester and its environs and we know that when a track closes very few of the regular attendees go to other tracks, but rather they drift away from the sport.“There is a false narrative that track closures are linked to declining interest. Attendances are actually holding up and I note that Romford’s Boxing Day meeting is sold out. Most recent track closures have been for residential development, not because of lack of interest. Greyhound racing is an affordable leisure option that appeals to young people in particular.“There are around 200 people who work directly or indirectly at Belle Vue and its closure will be keenly felt. There are 17 trainers attached to the track and some of those would find travel to another track impractical. There will also be an impact on the businesses in the Manchester area that supply the track.“I understand that there is a nationwide housing crisis and that there is demand for housing but there is a danger that people have somewhere to live, but nowhere to enjoy their leisure time. I’m sure there are many other suitable sites for development in the Greater Manchester area and to lose a much used and much loved facility will detract from the Manchester leisure offer as a whole.”last_img read more

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Meulensteen replaces Hiddink at Anji helm

first_imgGuus Hiddink has resigned as FC Anji Makhachkala coach and has been replaced by compatriot and former Manchester United FC assistant manager René Meulensteen.Hiddink, 66, leaves his post after almost 18 months in charge of the Russian Premier League side. Following the Dutchman’s appointment in February 2012, Anji finished fifth in his first season before securing their first top three spot last term as well as reaching the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League and the Russian Cup final.“It was a tough decision for me,” said Hiddink, who has previously coached PSV Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Real Madrid CF and Russia, among others. “I have always said my mission at Anji would be over when the club were able to develop and grow further on their own, without me. This time has come. I am sure a great future lies ahead for Anji. I am happy to have played my part.”Anji general director Ayvaz Kaziakhmedov moved quickly to name Meulensteen as Hiddink’s successor, but was also keen to express his gratitude to the departing coach. “Hiddink was one of the key factors in building the new Anji, the image of the club both in Russia and abroad,” an official statement read. “[He] played an important role in team development, club management and the creation of a football academy.”Meulensteen joined the Anji coaching staff at the beginning of the month, having worked in Qatar and in Denmark at Brøndby IF before serving under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford from 2007 until the end of last season. The 49-year-old will have his work cut out, with Anji having collected just one point from their opening two league fixtures against FC Lokomotiv Moskva and FC Dinamo Moskva. Anji enter the UEFA Europa League at the group stage, the draw for which takes place on 30 August in Monaco.last_img read more

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Clippers surge past Suns in second half to win 9th straight at home

first_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates The Clippers’ 56 rebounds were the second-most this season, one shy of the number they grabbed against the Washington Wizards on Oct. 28 – and 22 more than the Suns on Wednesday.That the Suns were competitive was a credit to Devin Booker, who had 23 points playing point guard despite being hassled all evening by Avery Bradley and Patrick Beverley. Phoenix also had four other players score in double figures: Elie Okobo (19), TJ Warren (15), Josh Jackson (15) and former Clipper Jamal Crawford (10). The Suns’ No. 1 draft pick, Deandre Ayton, was held to four points.To start, the Clippers quickly built a 20-13 lead, and just as swiftly lost it when an Okobo 3-pointer pulled the Suns even. Phoenix stayed close the rest of the first half, quieting the home crowd so Clipper Darrell’s voice could be heard clearly late in the second quarter as Ayton made both of his free throws to tie it at 49 at the break.Luc Mbah a Moute missed his 16th game with what’s been described as a sore left knee. Rivers suggested his absence could continue for longer.“I honestly originally thought he was out for like, two or three games,” Rivers said, adding, “I don’t ask. I know he’s not close, I do know that.” PreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) reaches for a loose ball next to Phoenix Suns’ Mikal Bridges during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots over Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPhoenix Suns’ Josh Jackson (20) argues a call during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) shoots between Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton, left, and T.J. Warren (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) drives past Phoenix Suns’ Jamal Crawford (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker (1) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Boban Marjanovic (51) grabs a rebound next to Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer waits for the team’s NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots over Phoenix Suns’ Josh Jackson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots over Phoenix Suns’ Richaun Holmes (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Phoenix Suns’ Josh Jackson (20) shoots next to Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Phoenix Suns’ Elie Okobo (2) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Phoenix Suns’ Josh Jackson (20) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) and Lou Williams (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker (1) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton, right, scores past Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) reaches for a loose ball next to Phoenix Suns’ Mikal Bridges during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) reaches for a loose ball next to Phoenix Suns’ Mikal Bridges during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Before Wednesday’s 115-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was asked how exciting it was to get an early-season taste of first place in the Western Conference standings.“I don’t think it’s very exciting at all,” Rivers said, noting that his team was about to play only its 20th of 82 regular-season games – which the Clippers won, despite themselves, to improve to 14-6, tying the franchise’s fourth-best start through 20 games.Rivers went on to say that with this Clippers team, which entered the season without much outside expectation of success, the real internal expectation was that they treat the take-it-one-game-at-a-time concept as more than a cliche.“This group, you come in with a different mindset because you’re thinking about each individual game, you’re not looking out, you’re not building towards, you’re building to the next game,” Rivers said. “We don’t have the luxury of looking out; we’re just not that team.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img “We didn’t play well,” Rivers said after the game. “The good news is you win games when you don’t play well, you’ll take that. Doesn’t matter who, you’ll take a win.“I thought we (executed well) in the third quarter in that one stretch where we scored (40) and got stops,” Rivers added. “But other than that it wasn’t a great night for us except for winning the game, which is what you have to do. You’re going to have games like this, but when you win them they’re forgivable.”Danilo Gallinari had a lot to do with the Clippers’ surge. The 6-foot-10 forward notched his first double-double as a member of the Clippers, scoring a game-high 28 points (12 in the third quarter) and pulling down 10 rebounds.Tobias Harris also had 12 third-quarter points before finishing with 18, and 10 rebounds.Boban Marjanovic was a factor, too. The 7-3 center started in place of Marcin Gortat (who was sidelined with back spasms) and had his third double-double of the season less than a minute into the third quarter. He finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds in 19 minutes.Lou Williams (20 points), Montrezl Harrell (18) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (13) also scored in double figures.“Everything is a learning process,” said Harrell, who also contributed six rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal. “So tonight we can take away that we definitely coast into teams no matter who we play, we’ve gotta come out ready from the jump.”Related Articles Wednesday’s game against the visiting last-place Suns, who were playing the second night of back-to-back games, was an opportunity to show just how seriously the Clippers are taking every individual game.Maybe not as seriously as they pledged?Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Early on, the Clippers struggled to separate themselves from the upstart Suns (4-17), who entered intermission tied 49-49 after turning 12 first-half Clippers turnovers into 16 points.The Clippers set a franchise record with only four turnovers in their victory at Portland on Sunday; a game later they turned over the ball 21 times.But the Clippers – described pregame by Suns coach Igor Kokoškovas as a “blue-collar team” – clocked in for work in the third quarter. They broke open the game by outscoring Phoenix 40-25 in the period, pulling far enough ahead to fend off the Suns’ remaining challenges and improve to 9-1 at home. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Lions release veteran S Glover Quin

first_imgThere were speculations as to whether Quin would even be returning for another year before 2018. The Pro Bowl player admitted he contemplated retirement before the start of the season.”Obviously, you play to try and win it all,” Quin said in December, via ESPN. “Doesn’t always work out that way, but can’t look back on it and regret the decision. You put a lot of thought and a lot of time into making a decision, and once you make it, you go at it.” NFL trade rumors: Steelers decided to move Antonio Brown before his demand, report says View this post on Instagram Lions safety Glover Quin announced Friday on Instagram he will not be returning to the team in 2019.The veteran safety spent the last six years of his NFL career in Detroit and became a staple in the Lions’ defensive unit.  “They say all good things come to an end!!” Quin wrote. “Thank you Detroit!! Its been real!! #ThankYou.”center_img Detroit saved $6.25 million in cap space by releasing Quin, per ESPN. The Lions also released wide receiver Bruce Ellington and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby. Both players signed with the team during the middle of last season. They say all good things come to an end!! Thank you Detroit!! Its been real!! #ThankYouA post shared by Glover Quin Jr (@gloverquin) on Feb 15, 2019 at 10:33am PSTQuin signed with the Lions during free agency before the 2013 season. He played in every game over the six years in Detroit, which is part of his 148-game starting streak that remains longest among active safeties. Related News Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid reach settlement in NFL collusion caselast_img read more

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NHL playoffs 2019: Flames’ Andrew Mangiapane nets memorable goal in postseason debut

first_imgAndrew Mangiapane made the most of his first postseason action.The Flames forward, who averaged just 10 minutes and 44 seconds of ice time in the regular season, netted a memorable goal in the second period of Thursday’s Game 1 matchup against the Colorado Avalanche. Mangiapane, 23, avoided three Colorado defenders, faked out goalie Philipp Grubauer and backhanded the puck from his knees to give Calgary a 1-0 lead. A sixth-round pick in 2015, he did not make his season debut until early December and was actually sent down at one point. A fixture of Calgary’s fourth line, the Toronto, Ont., native tallied 13 points (8 goals, five assists) in 44 games.With his second period marker, Mangiapane became the first Flames player to notch a goal in their postseason debut since Mike Cammalleri did so against the Chicago Blackhawks on Apr 16, 2009, per SportsNet.last_img read more

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NBA Draft 2019: Missouri’s Jontay Porter declares entry

first_imgpic.twitter.com/AHj67OWmqi— Jontay Porter (@JontayPorter) April 19, 2019Porter wrote:”I’ll be declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped me get to this point in my journey, especially my family, coaches and teammates. Excited for this next step!” Related News Denver elected to sit Michael for all of what would have been his rookie season in 2018-19 and finished the year as the second best team in the Western Conference without him.Whichever team takes a chance on Jontay could use a similar approach. He was projected to be a first-round pick before his second ACL tear. Porter missed the entire 2018-19 season with an ACL injury and re-tore it in March while doing rehab in Denver, Colo. The 6-10 big man averaged 9.9 points in 2017-18 as a freshman and helped the Tigers make their first NCAA tournament in five years.But Missouri finished 15-17 without him this year and missed the NCAA tournament.Jontay is the younger brother of Michael Porter Jr., who was an early favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft before suffering a back injury early in his freshman campaign. Worries about his health likely caused him to slide to the Nuggets at 14. Now, Jontay may face the same fate. Jontay Porter has announced his entry into the 2019 NBA Draft.The Missouri center broke the news in a post via Twitter on Friday, thanking those who have helped him along the way.center_img NBA Draft 2019: Cassius Winston will return to Michigan State NBA Draft 2019: Suns prefer Ja Morant over Zion Williamson, report sayslast_img read more

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First-Half Surge Lifts No. 2 Northwestern State Over No. 7 Sam Houston State

first_img.@NSUDemonsSOC’s Karleigh Acosta knocks in her first career goal off this corner kick to increase the Lady Demons’ lead! pic.twitter.com/1qEco3WZe3— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 Just nine minutes later, Kalee Williams won a free ball from the keeper and took the ball to the middle of the 18-yard box, where she drilled a shot past the covering defender to extend the lead to 3-0. “Blink and you might miss it!!”@NSUDemonsSOC takes the early lead thanks to this Jalen Donaldson strike! pic.twitter.com/DwkLgifnVw— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 In the 14th minute, NSU doubled its lead on Karleigh Acosta’s first-career goal, collecting a rebound on Olivia Mattsson’s saved header and hammering it home to make it 2-0. The NSU back line, which garnered three all-conference selections and the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award, dazzled in the victory by holding the Bearkats to just seven shots and two on frame. The Lady Demons wasted no time finding the back of the net as Jayden Wheeler put a ball into the box that found the inside of the back-side post and ricocheted in for the opening score just 59 seconds in.center_img Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – No. 2 Seed Northwestern State opened the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 win over No. 7 Sam Houston State on Wednesday. It marked the first win for the Lady Demons at the tournament since the 2005 championship match. Here’s how sophomore defender Kalee Williams gave @NSUDemonsSOC a 3-0 lead! pic.twitter.com/cZ4Vp7UpRr— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 Northwestern State will face the winner of No. 3 Abilene Christian and No. 6 McNeese at 4 p.m. Friday.last_img read more

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Perenara commits to ABs, Canes

first_imgPhoto Getty Images. Caption: TJ Perenara leads an All Black haka The Wellington-born scrum-half, who has earned 39 Test caps and scored eight international tries since making his debut in 2014, said it was an easy decision to remain in his hometown.”The All Blacks will always be the goal and to be able to chase that dream for another four years here in New Zealand is a challenge I’m looking forward to,” said Perenara.”Being in Wellington and playing for the Hurricanes is a big driver for me. It’s where I grew up, it’s my home and it’s where my family is. Family means a lot and being able to be close to them and be around them is important.”To be honest I couldn’t see myself playing for another franchise or province in New Zealand and the fact that they also want me around makes it even more special to me.”NEWS | @Tj_Perenara inks long-term deal with the #AllBlacks, @Hurricanesrugby & @WgtnRugby.READ: https://t.co/Ai3YNVOp7y#TeamAllBlacks pic.twitter.com/qnNqjSVW4T— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) October 26, 2017All Blacks coach Steve Hansen hailed the development of Perenara, 25, who has tended to be used off the bench as a replacement for first-choice number nine Aaron Smith.Hansen said: “TJ is a world-class player and a very important part of our team. He’s an incredibly competitive athlete who has taken his game to another level in recent seasons and he has a great understanding of what it means to be a Test player with close to 40 Tests under his belt.”He plays a key role for us both on and off the park and is continuing to look to develop his all-round skills – including his leadership skills – and, in fact, has now become one of the senior players in the squad. We all congratulate him on his decision which is fantastic for the future.”last_img read more

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