Southland Conference Earns 12 Selections to AP FCS All-America Teams

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Southland Conference Earns 12 Selections to AP FCS All-America Teams

first_imgTHIRD TEAMOFFENSEQuarterback — Chandler Burks, junior, Kennesaw State.Running backs — De’Lance Turner, senior, Alcorn State; Detrez Newsome, senior, Western Carolina.Linemen — Skyler Phillips, senior, Idaho State; Zach Mitchler, junior, Kennesaw State; Alex Thompson, senior, Monmouth; Iosua Opeta, junior, Weber State; Ross Demmel, junior, Wofford.Tight end — Ross Dwelley, senior, San Diego.Receivers — Nathan Stewart, sophomore, Sam Houston State; Justin Watson, senior, Penn.All-purpose player — Khris Gardin, senior, North Carolina A&T.Kicker — Lorran Fonseca, junior, Nicholls. AP ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – Southland Conference football earned a total of 12 selections to the 2017 Associated Press FCS All-America Teams, the AP announced Tuesday. DEFENSELinemen — Andrew Ankrah, senior, James Madison; Jonathan Petersen, senior, San Diego; Darius Jackson, senior, Jacksonville State; P.J. Hall, senior, Sam Houston State.Linebackers — Brett Taylor, senior, Western Illinois; Darius Leonard, senor, South Carolina State; Nick DeLuca, senior, North Dakota State.Backs — Mike Basile, senior, Monmouth; George Odum, senior, Central Arkansas; Taron Johnson, senior, Weber State; Jordan Brown, senior, James Madison.Punter — Joe Zema, senior, UIW. The 2017 Associated Press FCS All-America Teams Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas lead with four spots each while Houston Baptist, UIW, McNeese and Nicholls all garnered individual selections. DEFENSELinemen — Anthony Ellis, senior, Charleston Southern; Ahmad Gooden, junior, Samford; Jaison Williams, sophomore, Austin Peay; Abdullah Anderson, senior, Bucknell.Linebackers — Matthew Oplinger, senior, Yale; Jared Farley, senior, Northern Iowa; Brandon Bryant, senior, Lafayette.Backs — Marlon Bridges, sophomore, Jacksonville State; Phillip Parham, senior, senior, Lafayette; Davontae Harris, senior, Illinois State; Rashad Robinson, junior, James Madison.Punter — Ian Berryman, junior, Western Carolina. The AP FCS All-America selections are chosen by a panel of 10 media members who cover FCS football. The total number of selections is three times as many as in 2016, when the Southland garnered four total selections across the three teams. The conference now has 188 total first team all-American selections in its history.center_img The conference landed five on the third team: Sam Houston State wide receiver Nathan Stewart, Nicholls placekicker Lorran Fonseca, Garrett Dolan of Houston Baptist and the Central Arkansas duo of defensive lineman Chris Terrell and defensive back Tremon Smith. Sam Houston State senior quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe earned second team honors, joined by UCA junior offensive lineman John Cook and junior McNeese placekicker Gunnar Raborn. The Bearkats earned two first team selections in junior wide receiver Davion Davis and senior defensive lineman P.J. Hall. Central Arkansas’ George Odum was named a first team defensive back. Senior punter Joe Zema of UIW rounded out the league’s first team honorees. SECOND TEAMOFFENSEQuarterback — Jeremiah Briscoe, senior, Sam Houston State.Running backs — Roc Thomas, senior, Jacksonville State; Zane Dudek, freshman, Yale.Linemen — Stetson Dagel, senior, South Dakota; John Cook, junior, Central Arkansas; Timon Parris, senior, Stony Brook; Ben Huss, senior, Duquesne; Matthew Schmidt, senior, Furman.Tight end — Andrew Vollert, senior, Weber State.Receivers — Neil O’Connor, junior, New Hampshire; Jaelon Acklin, senior, Western Illinois.All-purpose player — Elijah Marks, senior, Northern Arizona.Kicker — Gunnar Raborn, junior, McNeese. FIRST TEAMOFFENSEQuarterback — Chris Streveler, senior, South Dakota.Running backs — Dominick Bragalone, junior, Lehigh; Josh Mack, sophomore, Maine.Linemen — Brandon Parker, senior, North Carolina A&T; Austin Kuhnert, senior, North Dakota State; Jacob Ohnesorge, senior, South Dakota State; Aaron Stinnie, senior, James Madison; Justin Lea, senior, Jacksonville State.Tight end — Dallas Goedert, senior, South Dakota State.Receivers — Keelan Doss, junior, UC Davis; Davion Davis, junior, Sam Houston State.All-purpose player — John Santiago, junior, North Dakota.Kicker — Trey Tuttle, freshman, Weber State. DEFENSELinemen — Darin Greenfield, sophomore, South Dakota; Chris Terrell, sophomore, Central Arkansas; Ben Sorensen, senior, Sacramento State; Nick Wheeler, sophomore, Colgate.Linebackers — Garrett Dolan, senior, Houston Baptist; Thomas Costigan, junior, Bryant; Christian Rozeboom, sophomore, South Dakota State.Backs — Elijah Campbell, sophomore, Northern Iowa; Franklin McCain III, redshirt freshman, North Carolina A&T; Tremon Smith, senior, Central Arkansas; Davanta Reynolds, junior, North Carolina Central.Punter — Austin Barnard, senior, Samford.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli claims back ICC top spot

first_imgICC rankings: Kohli equals Tendulkar’s feat, Bumrah jumps to 4th Indian captain Virat Kohli scores a century against New Zealand during the third ODI, at Greenpark stadium, Kanpur. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt   –  The Hindu Reaches 889 points surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s point tally of 887. Mithali Raj rises to top spot in ICC batswomen ranking COMMENT SHARE South Africa displace India from top of ODI rankings RELATED × nullcenter_img cricket accomplishment October 30, 2017 Published on Indian captain Virat Kohli scores a century against New Zealand during the third ODI, at Greenpark stadium, Kanpur. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt   –  The Hindu Indian captain Virat Kohli today returned to the top of the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen after logging career-high rating points, going past the iconic Sachin Tendulkar in the process.Kohli has moved back to the top within 10 days of losing it to South Africa batsman AB de Villiers after the rankings were updated following India’s 2-1 home series win over against New Zealand.The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, who scored 263 runs in the series, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an India batsman. “The previous highest points tally of 887 was managed by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 and by Kohli earlier this year,” the ICC said in a statement.India opener Rohit Sharma’s 174 runs in the series has seen him reach a career-high rating of 799 points, even though he remains in seventh position. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has risen one place to 11th in the latest rankings.The list for bowlers continues to be led by Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali while India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has reached a career-best third after finishing with six wickets in the series against New Zealand.Other bowlers to move northwards include left-arm spinners Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up two places to 14th) and Pakistan’s Imad Wasim (up 14 places to 27th). Adam Milne has also made significant movement, gaining 11 slots to reach 42nd position.India’s 2-1 win over New Zealand was not enough for them to overtake South Africa, who hold the top ranking in the at 121 points, ahead of India by two points. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more

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6000 Cebuanos join Cebu leg of 2019 SEA Games Torch Run

first_imgView comments The runners’ biggest delegation came from  Cebu Doctors University. It was led by Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III, president and chairman of the board of the Cebu Doctors Group of Hospitals. They ran behind the SEA Games-bound torchbearers, who joined Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, Secretary Michael Dino, former Gilas Pilipinas and PBA star and now Cebu City councilor Dondon Hontiveros, and Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) Chief Operations Officer Ramon “Tats” Suzara at the front of the line.The torchbearers included SEA Games-bound and Cebu’s very own Andrew Kim Remolino, who will be competing in the triathlon; Tomas Romualdez, downhill skater; Sarah Pangilinan and OJ Delos Santos, who are karatekas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceDelos Santos, however, is not competing in this year’s SEA Games as he failed to qualify. He, however, has competed in the Kuala Lumpur edition of the SEA Games and brought home a medal.The drizzle did not stop the Cebuanos from completing the symbolic 5-kilometer run at South Coastal Road, which was ushered in by a short program at past 4 p.m. The torch run was completed at past 6 p.m. Kuek eager to help end Malaysia’s basketball medal drought Mayor Labella also stressed the importance of unity in supporting Team Philippines, “no man is an island and that indeed, we need each other to achieve greater heights. If you run alone, you can run fast. But if you run with others, you will go far. In growth and development, we win as one.”Suzara, for his part, added that the success of the Team Philippines would rely on a collective effort.Senator Bong Go, who failed to attend the event due to other important matters, also sent his message which was relayed by Dino.The Philippines received the Southeast Asian Games flame from 2017 host, Malaysia, in a handover ceremony at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur last month.From Malaysia, the golden lantern, carrying the SEA Games flame was brought to the Philippines last October 3.The torch relay series kicked off in Davao City, the hometown of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, early this month.From Cebu, it will be brought to Manila. It will then be brought first to Tagaytay then back to Manila at the House of Representatives, the Senate and probably at the Malacañan Palace as well.The torch will then be brought to Clark in Pampanga Province then to the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan Province where the opening ceremonies of SEA Games will be held. Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Presidential Assistant Michael Dino and Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella light the torch for the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the SM Seaside Cebu. CDN PHOTO/ Gerard Vincent FranciscoCEBU CITY, Philippines — About 6,000 Cebuanos registered for the second leg of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Torch Run to show their support for the Filipino athletes who will be competing in the biennial meet.Cebuanos echoed Philippine’s battle cry of “We Win as One” as they ran behind SEA Games athletes, who were the torchbearers for the event, which ensures that the flame of the SEA Games continues to burn as it passed by Cebu, Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSC Commissioner and Deputy Chef de Mission Ramon Fernandez also called for heartfelt support and prayers for the Filipino athletes who will be seeing action in the SEA Games, which will be hosted by the Philippines from November 30 to December 10.The Philippines will have the biggest delegation at 1,868 broken down to 1,115 athletes and 753 coaches.Aside from the Philippines, 10 other Southeast Asian countries are competing in 530 events that comprises 56 sports.Other countries competing are Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei and Timor-Leste.“There’s no more PSC, POC, Phisgoc. We are now one, we are Team Philippines. The games and the national athletes may be far from us, but they need our heartfelt support and prayers),” said Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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