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Reggae Girlz lose at the death

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC):Jamaica remained winless in the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship after twice squandering leads to plunge to a 3-2 defeat to Costa Rica.Playing at the Grenada National Stadium on Sunday, Jamaica led 1-0 on 22 minutes and 2-1 at the 34th, but could not hang on to their advantage. They did appear on course for a share of the points before Maria Paula Salas struck in stoppage time to crush their hopes.The points were Costa Rica’s first of the tournament and they now sit third, while Jamaica remain rooted at the bottom of Group B.In the other game, the United States edged Mexico 1-0 go on top with six points from their two outings.Looking to atone for their heavy 8-1 defeat to the US on Friday, Jamaica started positively when Ebony Clarke capitalised on a defensive error to put the Caribbean side ahead in the 22nd minute.Del Campo penaltyThe Central American unit drew level from the penalty spot in the 29th minute through Valeria Del Campo, after Erin Mikalsen brought down Gloriana Villalobos in the box.However, Jamaica once again restored their lead when Tarania Clarke scored with a firm right-footed volley in the 34th minute, after being teed up by Ebony Clarke.Up 2-1 at half-time, Jamaica suffered a major setback when Alyssa Julien was sent off in the 70th minute, but their hopes of a maiden win in the competition remained, when they still led with 14 minutes left.Things fell apart, though when Merilyn Alvarado headed in the equaliser in the 76th minute and Salas then found the nets at the death to hand Costa Rica a dramatic victory.last_img read more

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ELIMINATED (DONEGAL): PATRICIA McCAFFERTY

first_imgPATRICIA McCAFFERTY (Ind) has been eliminated in Donegal EA.64 per cent turn-out – quota is 1,984 – no-one elected first countKennedy, Niamh (Ind) 1738 McEniff, Sean (FF) 1642Conaghan, Tom (Ind) 1580Campbell, John (Ind) 1219Byrne, Brendan (FF) 1096 Jordan, Noel Andrew (SF) 1088O’Neill, Barry (FG) 1062McMahon, Michael (SF) 970Boyle, John (FG) 887McNulty, John (FG) 816 Naughton, Michéal (FF) 590Kennedy, Jonathan (Ind) 376McNulty, Joseph (Ind) 356Mulhern, Bernie (Ind) 225 McManus, Lawrence (Ind) 209McCafferty, Patricia (Ind) 27 eliminatedELIMINATED (DONEGAL): PATRICIA McCAFFERTY was last modified: May 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:eliminatedPatricia McCaffertylast_img read more

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MCMENAMIN RETURNS TO FINN HARPS AS HORGAN PREPARES FOR KEATING DEPARTURE

first_imgOllie Horgan has made his first signing of the transfer window by bringing back Oisin McMenamin to Finn Park.McMenamin played with Finn Harps from 2009-2011 before leaving the club when Felix Healy took over the reins from James Gallagher.McMenamin was a popular player with the club’s supporters during that spell and showed signs of real promise during that spell as he cut his teeth in the First Division. However,  he became frustrated at a lack of game time under Felix Healy and decided to leave Finn Park.He enjoyed a successful spell with Letterkenny Rovers in the USL and scored regularly under the stewardship of Trevor Scanlon.Horgan has snapped him up as it’s expected that Ruairi Keating will return to Sligo Rovers at the end of the month.Keating, like last season has been a huge player for Harps but it looks like his parent club will take him back for the remainder of their season. Sligo Rovers manager Owen Heary is under huge pressure after a shocking start to the season and he’ll be hoping Keating can bring his goal scoring exploits to The Showgrounds.It’s not been officially confirmed that Keating will return but it is expected that he’ll be back in Sligo at the end of the month.That represents an opportunity for McMenamin to stake a claim for a regular starting place in the side.McMenamin is a pacey striker who has an eye for goal and could be a key signing for Horgan.MCMENAMIN RETURNS TO FINN HARPS AS HORGAN PREPARES FOR KEATING DEPARTURE was last modified: June 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Harps FCnewssoccerSportlast_img read more

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Hulu Plus is Coming to Android

first_imgHulu Plus on Android: This Could be Big!An Android app will be an important launch for the streaming service, a coalition between Hollywood studios and jointly owned by NBC Universal, News Corp., The Walt Disney Company and Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invested in Hulu in 2009.On the desktop, Hulu had long been a free, ad-supported service, but in November 2010, it officially launched a premium version called Hulu Plus (previously in a closed beta), which offers back-catalog episodes of many popular shows. The service was available for $9.99 a month at the time. As Hulu continued to fight fierce competition from Netflix and find the sweet spot in its pricing, the company soon lowered Hulu Plus to $7.99 a month only weeks after its launch.Hulu Plus is now available on a number of devices, including desktop computers, iOS devices, as mentioned above, a wide range of TVs, Blu-ray players and media center boxes, plus gaming consoles like the Sony Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Hulu Plus vs. Netflix: Who Will Reach Android First?So why is Hulu Plus’ Android debut so important? For two reasons: one, it may beat Netflix to the Android platform, and two, Android users are without a iTunes-like ecosystem of professional, Hollywood-produced content.?Netflix, Hulu’s top competitor to date, offers streaming movies and TV shows to its subscribers, also on a wide range of devices, including the iPad and iPhone. It, however, has not made it to Android as of yet. According to a November post on the Netflix company blog, the Android platform is simply not secure enough for the content protection required by the Hollywood studios. “The hurdle has been the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android,” said Netflix’s Greg Peters of its product development division. “The same security issues that have led to piracy concerns on the Android platform have made it difficult for us to secure a common Digital Rights Management (DRM) system on these devices.”No doubt Hulu Plus has those same concerns as it too must cater to Hollywood’s overly-paranoid demands for content protection. (If Hollywood isn’t convinced by iTunes that providing people an affordable, easy alternative to piracy opens up wallets, then nothing will.)But will Hulu find a technical solution to the Android problem before Netflix does? More recently, Netflix announced it was working on an HTML5 initiative. (HTML is the markup language used on the Web. The newest revision, HTML5, includes a

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Eagles claim title over Archers

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Loss puts Ceres in Hanoi crosshairs MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Julian Roxas headed home the match-winner in extra time as Ateneo subdued fierce rival De La Salle, 2-1, to claim its second UAAP men’s football crown in three seasons before a huge crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.Roxas’ goal in the 100th minute completed an improbable comeback for the Blue Eagles, who needed Jarvey Gayoso’s stoppage-time strike to send the final into extra time.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES It was another heartbreaking defeat for the Green Archers, who looked poised to end a 21-year title drought when rookie Mohammed Almohjili scored from just inside the box in the 78th minute.La Salle started the afternoon in jubilant mood after the women’s team captured a third straight crown with a 2-0 victory over Far Eastern U in the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

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Getting them job-ready

first_imgIndia Today spoke to the heads of some leading private universities on how they are enhancing the employability of studentsG. Viswanathan, Founder and chancellor, VIT University, VelloreExposure to industryWe have industrialists on our Board of Studies and Academic Council giving inputs from the industry perspective. We believe there is a,India Today spoke to the heads of some leading private universities on how they are enhancing the employability of studentsG. Viswanathan, Founder and chancellor, VIT University, VelloreExposure to industryWe have industrialists on our Board of Studies and Academic Council giving inputs from the industry perspective. We believe there is a need for change not only in content and use of new technology, but also in the teaching of soft and life skills. So we have integrated the soft skill training programme in the curriculum itself. Every semester, students take up one credit soft skill course which equips them with the requisite skills for the 2020 job market. Every subject taught at the university has a minimum module of two hours to be necessarily taught by an industrialist. The compulsory industry training, industry visits and Capstone Project in industries in the final year make students understand industry processes and culture.Skill enhancementThe university focuses on improving skills in the following areasdigital, design thinking, cognitive load management skills, virtual collaboration, cross-cultural competency and creating (innovation) skills.Our efforts to synergise academic institutions with industry have not provided expected yields; it needs a policy push from the governmentT.R. Pachamuthu Chancellor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu Photo: BANDEEP SINGHSkill enhancementIntegrated with the curriculum right from the first semester is a mandatory foreign language, such as Japanese, German, Korean, French and Chinese. Training in professional ethics, soft skills, quantitative aptitude, communication and reasoning skills and verbal aptitude is also provided.advertisementWhat the government should doPlug the gap in industry-academia collaboration. Though a lot has been deliberated upon, not much has been happening to connect academic institutions with industry. In the West, especially in Europe, industry drives academic institutions. Our efforts to synergise academic institutions with industry have not provided expected yields. If at all a policy push is required from the government, I think this is one field it is needed in.Suneel Galgotia Chancellor, Galgotias University, Greater Noida Corporate tie-upsThe university has corporate tie-ups with Wipro Technologies, Infosys, Adobe, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, L&T Ltd, Ericsson, Capgemini, Tech Mahindra and Minda Silca.What the government should doEncourage excellence while promoting equity. Ensure one potentially counterproductive form of control over higher education is not replaced by another. Also that public goals in higher education are met through influence rather than direction.Skill enhancementThe university offers a basket of higher-end technology courses such as Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Augmented Reality, Big Data Analytics, Virtual Reality. Further we ensure that all students opt for at least two advanced technology courses in the academic year which can enable them to secure jobs.The government must ensure that one potentially counterproductive form of control over higher education is not replaced by another- Suneel GalgotiaPrashant Bhalla President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, Faridabad Corporate tie-upsThe university offers multiple courses in collaboration with JBM, Su-Kam, IBM, Xebia, Cygnus Hospitals, Inter-Continental Hotel Group (IHG), Fortis Healthcare and KPMG.Exposure to industryWe have more than 50 collaborations with various universities and institutes internationally for research and academic exchange programmes. We also have tie-ups with the National Skill Development Corporation; the Indian Oil Corporation, R&D Centre, Faridabad; Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad; Council of Scientific & Industrial Research; Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun; and the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.Centres of excellence have been established in collaboration with reputed companies like Su-Kam, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Honda, SAP, Reliance Jio, Infosys (campus connect), Intel, Dell, Atmel and Sky Tester for enhancing research skills. We also have a centre of excellence in sports science and a Centre for Advanced Water Technology & Research.Dr Mariazeena Johnson Pro-Chancellor, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai Exposure to industryIn order to focus on application-oriented learning, students are encouraged to take up real-time industrial problems as projects and provide solutions. Industrial visits are organised as part of the curriculum to provide an insight into the internal working of companies. Career-based certification courses in Business English, Vedic Mathematics, Journalism and Scientific Sense of Silicon Systems are offered to the students. Besides, there are collaborations with industry giants such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Cognizant, Wipro, Infosys, Virtusa, FLSmidth and Emerson Automation.What the government should doEncourage the participation of higher education institutions in the Skill India Mission. Provide more resources and better incentives to universities to enable them to develop educational infrastructure to meet the challenges of transitioning from a traditional university to a modern one that focuses more on skill training. Make internships and on-the-job training mandatory in curriculums of higher education institutions.advertisementlast_img read more

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2012 Queensland State Championships Results

first_imgWomen’s 20’s FinalBrisbane City Cobras 3 defeated Sunshine Coast Pineapples 1Player of the Final – Tara Sheppard (Brisbane City Cobras) Women’s Open FinalSouth West Queensland Swans 6 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 3 Player of the Final – Emilee Cherry (South West Queensland) Mixed Open FinalBrisbane City Cobras 12 defeated South Queensland Sharks 6 Female Player of the Final – Renee Fraser (Brisbane City Cobras) Male Player of the Final – Dylan Hennessey (Brisbane City Cobras) 26 teams from right across Queensland converged on the Palm Beach Touch Fields on the Gold Coast from Friday to Sunday to take part in the 2012 Queensland State Championships. With three days of exciting games concluding on Sunday, the massive weekend of Touch Football saw some of Queensland’s best players battle it out. The Brisbane City Cobras finished the event with wins in three divisions, the Men’s 50’s, Women’s 20’s and Mixed Open, while South West Queensland took out the Women’s Open final and the Central Queensland Bulls were one touchdown winners in the Men’s Open division final. The results of the event are below:Men’s Open FinalCentral Queensland Bulls 5 defeated South Queensland Sharks 4Player of the Final – Dan Withers (Central Queensland Bulls) center_img Men’s 50’s Final Brisbane City Cobras 5 defeated Sunshine Coast Pineapples 4 Player of the Final – Geoff Garrick (Brisbane City Cobras) Related LinksQLD State Champslast_img read more

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Over 900 Commitments To Action Announced At CGI University Meeting

first_imgOver the weekend, more than 1,200 college and university students from across the country and around the world came together at the University of California, Berkeley for the ninth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, making more than 900 Commitments to Action to address this generation’s most pressing challenges.

New commitments this year include efforts to create 24-hour centers to assist victims of gender-based violence in Pakistan; use drones to monitor elephant poaching in Benin, Niger, and Burkina Faso; create an algorithm to predict and monitor disease transmission in Brazil and Malaysia; develop a $1 HIV test to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDs in Africa; and organize coding workshops to increase employment opportunities for refugees.

”You can’t create a perfect world, you can only create a better world, but you can make it better every day,” said President Clinton during an interview with Conan O’Brien during the closing plenary. “What we try to do here at CGI U is bring people together so that they can discuss ideas and come up with commitments to change the future.”

”We believe that no one is ever too old or too young to make a difference. The earlier we start, the more likely we are to find the right partners and the better chance we have of making the positive difference we feel called to do,” said Chelsea Clinton. “We believe this so strongly, in part, because of the legacy of CGI U and the impact that we’ve seen so many of our students have already.”

Chelsea Clinton also revealed the winner of the CGI U 2016 Commitments Challenge, a national online competition of new commitment ideas from college and university students in the form of a “bracket.” The competition began on March 1, during which students received private donations from supporters around the world through CrowdRise. In total, students raised more than $31,000 for their commitments. The winning commitment is FutureBox by Tameem Addeeb of DePaul University, which raised over $10,400.

In the lead up to the CGI U meeting, on March 31 and April 1, students had the opportunity to participate in a two-day “Code for Impact” event in partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. The Codeathon challenged student designers from across disciplines to build original prototypes to promote emotional wellness on campus. After the teams presented their prototypes to a panel of expert judges that included Chelsea Clinton, Laura Quintana of Cisco, and Kiah Williams of SIRUM (Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine). The winning teams, recognized at the closing plenary, are Quokka and Be Well.• Quokka, named after the “happiest animal in the world,” is an app to help freshman students who moved to campus from a different city or country to acclimate to their new environment. Quokka uses a dual approach of journaling and personalized recommendations to give the 80% of students experiencing daily stress the tools they need to integrate good mental health practices into their new campus experience. The winning team members include Vijay Edupuganti, Gwen Yi Wong, Clementine Haimeng Zhang, Viraj Mahesh, George Shaikouski, Danielle Elizabeth Harris, and Sydney Wang. • Be Well is a holistic platform that enables users to reflect on their emotional well-being and interact with others in the same emotional state. The application addresses the problem of isolation by using a platform centered on creating authentic human interactions. The winning team members include Navgeet King Zed, Amy Miao, Chadwick Maycumber, Hoaithi Le Dang, Rediet Yibekal Wegayehu, and Kristy Liao.This year, through the CGI University Network, the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge, and other opportunities, $1,000,000 in funding opportunities were made available to CGI U 2016 students to help them turn their ideas into action. This summer, CGI U will launch the Innovation Fund competition, which will invite young social innovators from around the world to submit their Commitments to Action online to the competition. Through this challenge, winning students will receive seed funding for their commitments, and will then be invited to attend the CGI U 2017 meeting. This weekend also marked the launch of the Impact Library, a new website designed for the CGI community, development practitioners, and others interested in the social impact sphere. This new digital platform aims to share knowledge and data to drive effective results across all stages of project development and implementation.

Support for CGI U 2016 is generously provided by: Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos, Richard C. Blum, Laureate International Universities, The MasterCard Foundation, Andy Nahas and the Prospect Fund, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Ramsey Social Justice Foundation, and XQ Institute.

On Sunday, April 3, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton led CGI U students in a Day of Action, a service project in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Public Education Fund at the Havenscourt and Lockwood Campuses in Oakland, California. CGI U students and members of the CGI community worked with several community-based organizations on activities ranging from planting trees, to organizing libraries, to mural painting.

Founded and led by Chelsea Clinton in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Clinton Foundation Day of Action program seeks to create service opportunities and mobilize thousands of volunteers to give back to their communities. To date, the Clinton Foundation has hosted 28 Days of Action in the United States and abroad, which have mobilized more than 5,700 volunteers and donated more than 24,000 volunteer hours.last_img read more

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Home Is Where The Hot March Madness Tickets Are

Saturday248.45136.402,825 There are eight cities hosting March Madness games this weekend, but none with ticket sales hotter than Louisville, Ky.; Omaha, Neb.; and Seattle. That’s what happens when NCAA tournament games are basically home games.The demand for tickets there shows how valuable ostensible home games are to ticket sellers, if not to fairness lovers. Kentucky, Kansas and Gonzaga — the first or second highest-ranked teams facing off in the hot-ticket cities — all play their home games less than 300 miles from their tournament host cities. Omaha gets a double dip of local teams, with No. 7 Wichita State playing there as well.To get the list, I used data provided by two online ticket marketplaces, ScoreBig and SeatGeek. Connor Gregoire, a SeatGeek spokesman, sent data based on sales made via the site’s ticket search engine. Alison Burnham, vice president of pricing and analytics for ScoreBig, sent data for tickets available on her site and elsewhere on the secondary market.I compared average prices for top-tier seats, and, separately, for the cheap seats. Also, some sessions are more attractive than others — people would rather go to a weekend session than one during the week, probably both because of the convenience and because weekend sessions tend to feature tighter games. In addition, weeknights beat weekdays, and Fridays beat Thursdays, perhaps because it’s easier to travel without taking two days off work. Since 2011, Friday afternoon sessions have averaged 19 percent higher prices for the best seats, 30 percent higher prices for the cheaper seats and 26 percent more sales on SeatGeek. Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. Thursday afternoon$131.95$67.802,175 Friday afternoon156.7588.052,740 Thursday evening163.0087.552,235 SESSIONLOWER SEATSUPPER SEATSTICKETS SOLD Sunday233.70130.752,760 So I compared apples to apples: How did Thursday afternoon sessions, for instance, compare to average prices for that session this year?After controlling for variables unrelated to which teams were playing, Louisville was clearly the hottest ticket among the four cities holding Thursday/Saturday sessions. Omaha and Seattle were the Friday/Sunday winners.1Venues sell four types of tickets: For each of the two round-of-64 sessions, for the single round-of-32 session, and for all three sessions combined. In each host city, I looked at ticket demand for each of the four ticket types in three ways: prices of more-expensive seats, prices of cheap seats and volume of ticket sales. That’s 12 points of comparison in all. Louisville and Omaha were above average in 11 of the 12 categories for their sessions. Seattle was above average in every ticket-price category, though below average in three of the four ticket-sale-volume categories. The ScoreBig data, used as a reality check, was similar, with Pittsburgh also making a strong showing.From a last-minute ticket-buyer’s perspective, the main question might be, how much is the least I can pay to get in? To answer that question, SeatGeek sent along daily figures for the ticket at the fifth percentile of listing prices for each session. Even these seats, some of the cheapest available, have stayed expensive for the round-of-64 sessions that feature quasi-home teams in Louisville, Omaha and Seattle. But for other sessions, prices have fallen. For instance, on Wednesday, tickets to the Thursday afternoon session in Louisville — the one that featured four teams not named Kentucky — could be had for just $14. Friday evening186.25107.952,375 read more

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Mens Basketball Ohio State sees bigger picture in loss to Illinois

Ohio State sophomore guard Musa Jallow defends a shot in the Buckeyes’ 63-56 loss against Illinois on Feb. 14 at the Schottenstein Center. Photo: Cori Wade | For The LanternAfter Sunday’s 55-52 win against Indiana, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann would not talk about anything further along than the next game against Illinois. He would not call his team a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament, he would not talk about what a win against the Fighting Illini would do to help the Buckeyes’ chances in March. The focus was on the immediate future. And that focus continued, even with the 63-56 home loss to Illinois. “A loss is a loss. I mean, a loss is a loss,” Holtmann said. “People look at it differently. I’m disappointed after every loss, whoever it is, whatever time it is, whatever point in the season.” But junior forward Andre Wesson did not share the same sentiment his head coach did. He stepped up to the podium after the seven-point loss, and did not hide his disappointment with what the outcome ended up being, saying that all losses hurt. But he expanded, peering past the immediate future barrier that Holtmann and his coaching staff have seemingly set upon Ohio State. “This one we needed to have,” Wesson said. “We are .500. We are trying to make the NCAA Tournament. We are not a lock, so any game we play, we gotta have right now.” Wesson sees the reality of what happened against Illinois. It’s a familiar look for the Buckeyes. The offensive struggles continued, shooting 36.2 percent from the field and making 2-of-13 from 3. In either half, Ohio State failed to record double-digit field goals. The mistakes continued in the backcourt and in the passing game. Facing the No. 1 Big Ten team in terms of steals and turnover margin, the Buckeyes recorded 18 turnovers — 10 in the first half and eight in the second — leading to 14 Fighting Illini points. The 18 turnovers Ohio State recorded exceeded the number of field goals, 17, the team connected on. To Wesson, this loss shows the competitive depth of the Big Ten, but it also showed a lack of preparedness, which he blamed on himself and the older members of the roster. “Every night you can get beat if you don’t show up,” Wesson said. “We came out tonight and we weren’t prepared. That’s on me and us older guys. We didn’t get the younger guys prepared and that’s what happens. That’s how you get beat.” Holtmann blamed the coaching staff, saying it has to put its players in better positions to succeed, giving the upperclassmen an outlet to lead in an effective way. After five minutes, Wesson left. After six minutes, Holtmann left. Their focus turned to the same thing: Ohio State’s next opponent. But with that next game comes an opponent that exceeds the level and the quality of the opponent that handed the Buckeyes a seven-point loss“It doesn’t get any easier with Michigan State at Michigan State,” Wesson said. “It doesn’t get any easier. We got to go to work.” However, in Holtmann’s mind, Ohio State is just another bubble team, placing Illinois in that same conversation. He said the focus remains the same. He said it’s about getting better on the court. So, when asked about the NCAA Tournament, Holtmann shrugged it off. “No, no we won’t talk about it. We’ll talk about getting better,” Holtmann said. “We’ll talk about getting better.”  But with Wesson, who left with the same downtrodden look he came in with after the game, that’s seemingly all he can think about. read more