Bobby Petrino to get $500,000 bonus for Louisville’s academic performance

first_imgThe University of Louisville football team’s academic performance again will result in Bobby Petrino having one of the largest bonus payouts for a public-school football coach.He will receive $500,000 because the school’s athletics compliance department has determined that the team’s new single-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate figure will be at least 935 or better, an athletics department spokesman told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.“We won’t have an official APR figure until May, but we have determined that it will meet the threshold to activate the bonus,” spokesman Kenny Klein said in an e-mail.The NCAA generally makes APR figures public in May, but schools are required to report their figures to the NCAA six weeks after the first day of fall-term classes. SALARIES: USA TODAY Sports databaseThe 935 APR threshold in Petrino’s contract is just above the minimum four-year average of 930 that the NCAA requires for teams to be eligible for postseason play. Last year, however, the Louisville football team’s single-year APR was 984 (out of a possible 1000) and its four-year average was 977, according to data published by the NCAA in May 2015. That put the Cardinals among the top 20 percent of all Division I football teams, according to the NCAA’s figures.Petrino’s qualification for the APR bonus will increase the value of the bonus he can get if the Cardinals end up playing in a bowl game by nearly $42,000. (They have a 3-4 record heading into Friday night’s game against Wake Forest.)If Louisville participates in a bowl game, Petrino receives a bonus equal to 1/12th of the sum of his $3 million basic annual pay and the APR bonus if he gets it. Without the APR payment, Petrino would have been set for a bowl bonus of $250,000.Follow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best. Based on his team’s achievements last season, Petrino was paid nearly $800,000 in bonuses — second among FBS public-school coaches to Missouri’s Gary Pinkel, who totaled $900,000, according to data compiled by USA TODAY Sports for football head coaches who are at the same school that employed them as the head coach last season.At least five other FBS head coaches also are set for at least $100,000 in bonuses this season, with more possible: Penn State’s James Franklin ($200,000), Memphis’ Justin Fuente ($170,000) Utah’s Kyle Whittingham (nearly $130,000), Bowling Green’s Dino Babers ($125,000) and LSU’s Les Miles ($100,000). Fuente can add to his total with a win by the Tigers on Saturday; Babers can do the same with a win by the Falcons on Wednesday.Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is set for a bonus of at least $120,000. He gets an amount equal to 8% of his $1.5 million base salary if the Crimson Tide plays in any bowl game, but the amount will be greater if the team plays in the Southeastern Conference title game or one of the SEC’s higher-paying bowl games.last_img read more

Wilson arrested for public intoxication

first_imgLast Saturday, May 19, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Williams went to Mountain Lake Marina about a woman walking in front of vehicles.    When Williams arrived, he found a woman standing in the middle of the road. He noticed the woman who was later identified as Amy Danyelle Wilson to be very unsteady on her feet and have slurred speech. He then asked the woman if she was under the influence of any narcotics. She said she was not, and that she didn’t know where she was, that she had been dropped off by a friend a couple of hours ago, according to a report from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. He then asked if she had anything illegal in her purse and she said no and that he could search if he wanted. During the search a large knife was found with a small baggy containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. The woman said she did not know that was in her purse.Wilson, 40, 206 Church Street, Rocky Top is charged with public intoxication and possession of schedule II controlled substance. Wilson was released last night (Thursday) on a $15,000 bond.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/25/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Reviewing The Wolves’ Season and Rosas’ First Year [PODCAST]

first_img About Connatix V56490 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip WJON’s Alex Svejkovsky joined “Hang Up and Listen” Wednesday to discuss Rosas’ first year on the job, coach Ryan Saunders’ performance in his second (abbreviated season), which of the upcoming free agents might be re-signed and more.”Hang Up and Listen” airs Monday through Friday from 1-2 p.m. on WJON.Minnesota Lynx First Round PicksGetty ImagesNapheesa Collier – 2019Collier was named the WNBA rookie of the year. She averaged 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds a game her rookie season.Getty ImagesAlexis Jones – 2017Jones played just 2 seasons in Minnesota never averaging more than 3.3 points per game.Getty ImagesTricia Liston – 2014Liston, a Duke graduate, played just 2 seasons with the Lynx and never averaged more than 3.4 points per game.Getty ImagesDamiris Dantas – 2012Dantas has played 5 WNBA seasons including parts of 3 with Minnesota.Getty ImagesDevereaux Peters – 2012Peters played 6 seasons in the WNBA including her first 4 in Minnesota. She averaged 4.3 points in her career.Getty ImagesMaya Moore – 2011Moore was the first overall pick by the Lynx in 2011. She lead the team to 4 WNBA Titles and averaged 18 points per game. She is currently out of the WNBA.Getty ImagesKelsey Griffin -2010Griffin played 5 seasons in the WNBA all with the Connecticut Sun.Getty ImagesMonica Wright – 2010Wright averaged 7.3 points a game in her 6 year career including 5 seasons in Minnesota. Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas had a fantastic first year in the drivers’ seat, despite the Wolves’ woeful record this season.Rosas succeeded on a number of fronts. First, he implemented a more modern style of basketball than his predecessor Tom Thibodeau, with an emphasis on ball movement creating open three-point shots and high percentage two’s.The roster he inherited wasn’t designed for his offense, so he constantly tinkered with the squad until he found a combination of players that fit his mold. Whether it was the bigger moves like trading for Malik Beasley and D’Angelo Russell, or smaller moves like signing unheralded players such as Jake Layman, Jordan McLaughlin and Naz Reid, every move Rosas made added up. 360p About Connatix V56490center_img 720p HD 1080p HD 1/1 Auto (360p)last_img read more

Lumberjacks continue offensive woes with a 3-2 loss to Chicago in home opener

first_img $0.00 Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (124) ENDS IN By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks have struggled offensively early this season.The Lumberjacks were shut down in their season opener on the road last Friday, and were blanked through two periods the following night, before rallying to win.Unfortunately for the Jacks, their home opener on Friday followed the same script, and this time there was no comeback victory.The Lumberjacks attempted to rally but fell short in a 3-2 loss to the defending Clark Cup champion Chicago Steel at L.C. Walker Arena in front of 2,006 fans.Muskegon is now 1-2 on the season.The Lumberjacks will try to bounce back on Saturday night at home when they face the Team USA Under-18 squad. Faceoff will be at 7:15 p.m.Muskegon’s Bray Crowder gets in front of a Chicago shot with Lumberjacks goalie Adam Brizgala. Photo/Jason Goorman“It’s a good hockey team that we played, and its early in the year,” said Lumberjacks coach John LaFontaine. “We are just looking for good things, we have a lot of positives and a lot to learn from, but these guys have made strides from last week. All we are going to do is get better every week.“We want to get off to better starts, but this is a new team with a lot of new guys, and we are establishing our identity on how we play.”The Steel opened the scoring at the 8:31 mark of the first period on a goal from Jordan Seyfert.The Lumberjacks responded with a goal from Blake Evennou at 17:27 of the first period. Nash Nienhuis and Sam Renlund assisted on the tally.Chicago regained its lead with the lone goal of the second period at the 12:16 mark. It came on a power play strike from Baker Shore to give the Steel a 2-1 advantage.The Steel added to their lead 5:08 into the third period when Jack Dugan scored on a penalty shot.Muskegon tried to mount a comeback in the final stanza. The Jacks outshot the Steel 17-6, but managed only one goal, from Jachym Kondelik at the 17:21 mark, to cut their deficit to 3-2 .The Jacks outshot Chicago 36-22. Other Blake Evennou tallies a slap shot that found the back of the net for his first USHL goal. Photo/Jason Goorman Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $15.29$17.99 Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… ENDS IN × Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Bestseller (1461) Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Donovan Ott tries to work the puck on the ice while No. 20 Emilio Petersen looks for an opening. Photo/Jason Goorman Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Displayed poorly Not relevant ENDS IN Lumberjacks captain No. 27 Anthony DelGaizo gets held back by the referee at the end of a play. Photo/Jason Goorman $3.99 × Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … $0.00 $0.00 Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant The League Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Shares Other (33138) NBC Sports Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY × Other ENDS IN Other 0 Other × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Ads by Amazon Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… × (35539) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… × (1009) Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Mail Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive (1862) $26.86$49.99 Not relevant × Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY $59.99 Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Shop Now Bestseller $14.99 Share Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Other Displayed poorly Matej Pekar brings the puck up the side of the boards for Muskegon. Photo/Jason Goorman A Warrior’s Heart ENDS IN Share Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (22) Fox Sports Go Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY (8187) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

PSG, AC Milan and Bayern Munich Escape with UEFA Fines

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have escaped with a fine from European football’s governing body UEFA following crowd trouble at their Champions League home game against Red Star Belgrade in October.The French giants ran the risk of being forced to play their next home European match, which will be against Manchester United in the Champions League last 16-second leg in March, behind closed doors.Trouble erupted outside the Parc des Princes after the game, but the only punishment for the crowd disturbances and “illicit chants” from their supporters was a fine of €35,000.Red Star, who lost the game 6-1, were also fined €25,000 for chants from their supporters.Meanwhile, Olympiakos were fined €90,000 and handed a suspended one-game stadium ban after their fans set off fireworks and invaded the pitch when the Greek club beat AC Milan 3-1 in the Europa League last month.Milan were fined €5,000, while Ajax were fined €20,000 and Bayern Munich €8,000 for the throwing of objects and setting off fireworks in their 3-3 Champions League draw in December.Relatedlast_img read more

Results of weekend friendlies

first_imgThe national under-17 football team spanked a select side of Asante Kotoko 4:1 at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.The match was one of many friendlies organised by clubs to fine-tune preparations ahead of the 2008/2009 Onetouch League.At the Ohene Djan Stadium, Hearts of Oak beat Wa All Stars by 2:1, while newly promoted premiership side, Berekum Chelsea pipped King Faisal 1:0 at the Sunyani Coronation Park.Okwahu United held Top Four Champions, Liberty Professionals 1:1 at Nkawkaw, while Heart of Lions also settled for 1:1 with a Koforidua select side at Koforidua.last_img

Molly Bernard reveals the teenage journal entry she wrote about her ‘Younger’ co-star and “idol,” Sutton Foster

first_imgCourtesy of TV Land (L-R: Molly Bernard; Hilary Duff)(NEW YORK) — Imagine writing fan mail to your favorite actress, and then getting to co-star with her on a hit TV show some 15 years later. That full circle moment is exactly what happened to Molly Bernard with her idol, Sutton Foster.As the Younger co-stars celebrate the show’s seventh season pickup on TV Land, Bernard, who plays unapologetic publicist Lauren Heller on the show, took a moment to reminisce about her teenage fandom.“So I wrote Sutton Foster fan mail when I was 14 and she wrote back and I recently found an old journal of mine from Saturday, July 5, 2003 and I just sent this to the cast,” she tells ABC Radio, finding the text message in her phone.Bernard then reads the entry, which encompasses her excitement at the time.She wrote in part, “Yes! I got my return letter from Sutton Foster. This is so great. My idol. I am so happy…She made my night, my week, my day, my year! Sutton Foster! Woo hoo! This is crazy talk. I love this. Oh man. Things are going great.’”As for how Foster reacted when she sent her that entry, Bernard says, “I mean she just she thinks I’m nuts because she knows how much I’m obsessed with her and how much I love her…She just wrote all caps, ‘HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.’”Sadly, Bernard says she won’t get to see Foster when the Tony-winning actress hits the Hollywood Bowl stage this weekend for a three-night-only performance of Into the Woods. But at least her teenage dreams came true.Younger airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on TV Land.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

300 Raceway fine tuning for June 3 opener

first_img“We have a test and tune this Friday. We’ve already gotten a lot of good feedback from drivers and we’re really stoked about this season,” Simon continued. “We’ve looked forward to being able to open the grandstands and have made a lot of changes to the track (from regrading to making entries and exits more driver-friendly). It’s going to be racy from top to bottom.” “I raced a Late Model one season and respect everyone who races. I understand the struggles,” commented Simon. “What I like best about sanctioning is the rules and the help we get from IMCA in enforcing them. The rules are right there in black and white.”  All four IMCA divisions also run Wednesdays June 10 and 24 and Aug. 12 and 26. The Sept. 3-5 Yankee Dirt Track Classic features the Modifieds, Stocks and SportMods while Modifieds and SportMods run July 13. “It’s going to be one of the fastest tracks you’ve seen at Farley,” he predicted, with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all on the June 3 card.  300 Raceway is part of IMCA’s Side Biter Chassis North Central Region for Modifieds and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars. FARLEY, Iowa – With one practice session left for fine-tuning, promoter R.J. Simon had a promise for IMCA drivers looking forward to opening night next Wednesday at 300 Raceway.center_img The traditional standard for a full pull was 300 feet. One of the biggest tractor pull events in the state will be held at the raceway in mid-August. The evening’s program will be held in honor of the late Randy Mackey, a long-time track employee at Farley. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. 300 Raceway gets its name from geography – it’s located off U.S. Highway 20 at Exit 300 – and the Simon family’s background in tractor pulling.  Friday’s test and tune runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m.last_img read more

Majority of Promised Oil Pipeline Jobs to Be Temporary

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump signed two memorandums Tuesday signaling his support for the advancement of construction on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines — two projects halted by former President Barack Obama.Obama’s move was greeted at the time with cheers from environmental advocates and Native American rights activists concerned with the pipelines’ potential impact on the environment and possible infringement upon the land and resources of Native American tribes.However, the benefits of the pipelines, Trump said, will be two-fold. First, the construction of promised “vital energy infrastructure” that will transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil throughout the United States each day. Second — and perhaps most notably to Trump, who made it a pledge at almost every campaign speech he gave — is jobs.“A lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs,” Trump said of the potential economic impact of the pipelines. “Great construction jobs.”Trump’s comments, however, contrast with conclusions drawn by researchers who have looked into the economic impact of the pipelines. While it is true that a large number of workers are required for construction, the jobs — and the money spent by these contractors locally — are temporary, researchers have noted, with only a small number of employees staying behind for permanent operations positions.It is unclear where Trump’s 28,000 number comes from. Dakota Access LLC and TransCanada, the companies operating and developing the two pipelines, have cited 12,000 and 42,000 jobs, respectively. A 2014 State Department report agreed with TransCanada on the Keystone XL number but in a far narrower sense.“Construction spending would support a combined total of approximately 42,100 jobs throughout the United States for the up to 2-year construction period,” the report states, but notes that approximately 26,000 of the positions would result from spending on goods and services by contractors and employees, and last only the duration of the project, up to two years.These jobs could comprise everything from fast food workers at establishments serving the communities in which construction takes place, to cashiers at local stores.Of the remaining 16,100 positions, only 3,900 (or 1,950 per year, if the construction lasts two years) would be “construction jobs,” as described by Trump, and all but 50 would be temporary, with those 50 workers engaged in the ongoing operation of the Keystone XL once it is completed.Similarly, the Dakota Access Pipeline would employ the vast majority of its workers on a temporary basis until construction is complete. The company’s calculation of 12,000 jobs also includes those indirect, non-construction roles at businesses in the region that expect an increase in activity during the short-term period of construction on the pipeline.The Brookings Institution estimates just 40 full-time permanent positions will remain upon the conclusion of construction on the DAPL.Trump said Tuesday that he also wants it to be a requirement for the materials used in the pipeline to be manufactured in the United States, possibly contributing to additional work for supporting industries.“If we are going to build pipelines in the United States, the pipes should be built in the United States,” Trump said. “We build the pipelines, we want to build the pipe, going to put a lot of workers, lot of steelworkers back to work.”However, there is currently no law that would require the domestic manufacture of such supplies and materials. And, as for-profit companies, both TransCanada and Dakota Access LLC will likely seek sources that will allow for the construction of the pipelines in the most cost-effective fashion possible.Previously, Trump himself was invested, literally, in the success of the pipeline. In his most recent financial disclosure in May 2016, the president has owned between $15,000 and $50,000 in shares of Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Dakota Access LLC and between $100,000 and $250,000 of Phillips 66, which has a 25 percent stake in the pipeline. Since then, both Trump and his aides have said he has sold all of his stocks, though they have not provided evidence to support the claim.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Caldwell boys advance to sub-state championship; Argonia eliminated

first_imgCaldwell’s Colten Ward shoots over South Haven’s Garrett Bacon in sub-state semifinals in James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Both Caldwell and Attica opened up big leads early and cruised to wins in the Class 1A Sub-State tournament Friday in Attica. That sets up a final tonight with the Caldwell boys playing Attica. The winner moves on to the state tournament and the loser is done for the season.Caldwell is now 18-2 and Attica is 12-9. Attica is the defending state champion.The game for the substate title begins at 7:30 tonight at Attica.On the girls side, Cunningham (19-1) will play Caldwell (13-7) for the substate title at 6 p.m.Friday’s games:Caldwell 63, South Haven 32Caldwell put on a shooting exhibition in the first quarter, and played stifling defense to take a 25-2 lead early on. The Bluejays led 28-8 at the end of one quarter and 36-11 at halftime.Colten Ward had 23 points to lead Caldwell. Hie had six 3-pointers, and four of them were in the first quarter. He had 14 points in the first quarter. Caldwell had five 3-pointers in the first quarter and seven the entire game..Jalen Risley had 18 for Caldwell. Dilyn Volovka had 9, Andrew Dent 6, Corbin Rice 3, Justin Brown 2 and Dylan Schmidt 2.South Haven managed six points late in the first quarter, but the Cardinals did not have a field goal in the second quarter.Caldwell’s Jason Risley drives the lane vs. South Haven.South Haven had a couple 3-pointers in the third quarter and cut the deficit to 19, but got no closer.Lane Browning and Brayden Wilkey each had 11 for South Haven. Garrett Bacon had 6 and Rustin Blaylock had 4. South Haven ends its season at 7-16.Caldwell coach Jason Marlin said he was pleased with how his team played especially in the first quarter.“We had good defensive intensity. We came ready to play,” Marlin said. He added that the defensive intensity let up some in the third quarter.The Bluejays have not played Attica this season but they have played Argonia twice. Argonia played Caldwell a close game in one of those encounters.———Argonia’s Seth Hemberber shoots over Attica’s Ezra Goodman.Attica 56, Argonia 46Attica had four three-pointers in the first quarter and led 20-10 after eight minutes. Argonia made a run in the fourth quarter but got no closer than 10, and finished the game with four players on the court after some fouled out. Attica had six three-pointers for the game.The hot shooting continued for Attica early in the second and the lead swelled to 20.Argonia made a run late in the third and early in the fourth after trailing by 17. Argonia twice cut the deficit to 10 and had the ball, but could not get closer.With three minutes left Seth Hemberger fouled out, and moments later another player fouled out, and Argonia was left with four players.Blake Herndon led Attica with 18 points. He had three three-pointers and scored 11 in the second quarter.   Mason Miller had 12 points, and he had three three-pointers in the first quarter.  Mason McDaniel and Brady Ricke each had 9 and Ezra Goodman added 6.Attica did not have a field goal in the fourth quarter but the team did hit 9 of 12 free throws.Seth Hemberger had 19 for Argonia and Trevor Pierce had 17.  Anthony Handlin had 6 and  Zachariah Haxton had 4.Argonia ends its season at 7-14 and Attica is now 12-9.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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