Twitter users push back on suggestion canceling student debt would ‘anger’ those who paid off loans

first_img“Student debt cancellation is a racial justice issue,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley tweeted.x Research Associate Anna Smith wrote of the authors’ findings in the study that student debt levels have increased rapidly in only three years, especially for Black borrowers, bringing to light “new urgency to finding a solution to the student debt crisis.”“Undoubtedly, these debt levels have risen due to the pandemic, adding increased economic strains to already vulnerable households and to the economy at large,” Smith wrote. In an example of how burdensome student loan debt has become Smith cited troubling statistics:”At 2016 levels, $50,000 in debt cancellation would alleviate the debt burden for 81 percent of Black households, but just three years later, in 2019, this decreased to 73 percent of Black households. With 2016 data, $50,000 in forgiveness instantly increased overall Black wealth by 40 percent—now it’s just 34 percent at that forgiveness level.” Although Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in March and effectively suspended loan payments, halted collections, and waived interest on federal student loans through Dec. 31, Trump hasn’t given any indication that he’ll extend loan relief before Biden is inaugurated on January 20, potentially leaving the ball in the president-elect’s court.- Advertisement – Congressional Oversight Commissioner Bharat Ramamurti argued that student debt is part of the reason “we’re seeing declining home ownership and small business formation rates” and that canceling that debt as well as other forms of debt would have “a big stimulative effect.” “The latest data and research also show that broad debt cancellation will help narrow the racial wealth gap,” Ramamurti added. He cited a Roosevelt Institute report that calls for $75,000 of student debt cancellation entitled “Student Debt Forgiveness Options: Implications for Policy and Racial Equity.”- Advertisement – When asked Monday during a press conference on economic recovery if he would take executive action to achieve student loan forgiveness, Biden said his plan addresses it with $10,000 in student loan relief for public service workers for up to five years and a promise to make college tuition free for families with incomes below $125,000. He also said his plan addresses doubling the maximum Pell Grant award, and he has already vocalized support for a bill the House passed to cancel $10,000 in student loans per person. “It should be done immediately,” Biden said. center_img As someone who has worked to pay off her college loans, I’d tend to disagree. This whole concept of plaguing future generations because I couldn’t benefit from the relief seems more than a bit short-sighted.  “Student loan debt is holding back a whole generation from buying homes, starting small businesses, and saving for retirement – all things we rely on to grow our economy,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted Monday. “Executive action to #CancelStudentDebt would be a huge economic stimulus during and after this crisis.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

S. Korea mandates QR codes to log customers after nightclub coronavirus outbreak

first_imgTopics : Seongdong-gu, a district in the capital city of Seoul, established QR code systems at 172 facilities, according to the district office.”I think customers feel safer as personal information is managed under the control of a government system, not individually by us,” said Cheon Min-woo, who manages an internet cafe in Seongdong-gu.Shin No-ah, a 19-year-old university student who was visiting the internet cafe, said the system was convenient and it was worth the privacy trade-off.”Regarding the privacy infringement issue, we just give our mobile phone number, so it is essential for government to trace coronavirus cases.” Local governments may also designate other high-risk facilities such as libraries, hospitals, restaurants or churches.The person’s information will be logged in a database kept by the Social Security Information Service for four weeks, before it is automatically deleted, according to South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare.Ahead of the rollout of the new system, the ministry is testing the system at 17 facilities, including entertainment spots, churches, libraries, restaurants and a hospital.Some local governments have already implemented similar QR requirements after the nightclub outbreak, which led to at least 270 cases and raised fears of a second wave of infections.center_img South Korea is testing a new quick response (QR) code system this week to log visitors at high-risk entertainment facilities, restaurants and churches in a bid to track coronavirus cases and prevent further spread of the disease.The decision to mandate QR codes to register visitors’ identities came after authorities struggled to trace people who had visited a number of nightclubs and bars at the center of a virus outbreak last month after much of the information on handwritten visitor logs was found to be false or incomplete.Starting June 10, visitors to nightclubs, bars, karaoke clubs, daytime discos, indoor gyms that hold group exercises, and indoor standing concert halls, will be required to use any of a number of commercially available apps to generate a one-time, personalized QR code that can be scanned at the door.last_img read more

Arsenal urged to sign Kalidou Koulibaly by ex-Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Sep 2019 9:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link939Shares Arsenal urged to sign Kalidou Koulibaly by ex-Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong Comment Koulibaly is one of the most highly-rated defenders in Europe (Picture: Getty)Arsenal must rethink their transfer strategy and look to the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly to shore up their defence, according to former midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong.The Gunners will face Manchester United on Monday night (kick-off 8pm) knowing that victory would put them six points clear of their rivals and keep them in the top four.However, they have only won three of their first six Premier League fixtures and had to score twice in the last 10 minutes to come from 2-1 behind against promoted Aston Villa to win their most recent league game.Arsenal’s defence has been highlighted as the main problem and it is not a new issue – they have conceded 102 goals in their last two Premier League campaigns, a figure they have not exceeded since 1984.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThey have conceded twice in each of their last three Premier League matches including throwing away a comfortable 2-0 lead at Vicarage Road, leaving former Arsenal midfielder Frimpong, now retired because of injury, wondering why they signed David Luiz over the summer.‘I watched the game against Watford and it wasn’t good,’ Frimpong told Meta Ratings.‘Our defence is certainly weaker, when you compare it to Liverpool or Man City. Luiz joined Arsenal in the summer (Picture: Getty)‘David Luiz has been making some mistakes, and in my opinion there’s little difference between Luiz and Mustafi; I would rather see Calum Chambers selected.‘They need to be buying better defenders, like Koulibaly, who can make a big impact on Arsenal’s team.‘Yes, a Koulibaly! They have to improve the defence to challenge.’ Emery is in his second season at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘All I know is that Arsenal players need someone to really motivate them because you can see at Liverpool, every game they are always motivated, they press every team, but with Arsenal I feel like players are too comfortable.They have bad games and they are still selected. Even if they have a bad game or a half decent game, they’re still going to play the next game.‘That’s the problem with Arsenal at the moment; their squad is just very lightweight.’MORE: Glenn Hoddle singles out ‘different class’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Manchester UnitedMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Emery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with WatfordTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenEmery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with Watford is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Koulibaly has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League but United are the ones who have been scouting him for longer than anyone else.However, they have never come close to agreeing a deal because Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis values him at ‘triple the price of Harry Maguire’.But not only is Frimpong worried about the personnel on the pitch, he is not even sure whether Arsenal have the manager to turn the squad around.‘I don’t know if [Unai] Emery is or isn’t the right man to take Arsenal forward,’ Frimpong added. Advertisementlast_img read more

CMEx updates: Caribbean Marketplace gets social

first_img Share Share NewsRegional CMEx updates: Caribbean Marketplace gets social by: – January 20, 2012 NEW JERSEY, United States, Friday January 20, 2012 – Those on the move, but not in the Bahamas over the weekend, can keep up with headlines from Caribbean Marketplace through tweets from the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx).CMEx, in addition to the condensed tweets, will also broadcast, through its website, catchy update briefs from Caribbean Marketplace slated for the storied Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas this weekend.The nonprofit media organization, which last month hosted its 20th symposium in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on using tourism to improve the lives of Caribbean people and their communities, will update Marketplace delegates as well as those unable to attend the January 22 to 24 convention via its website at: and Twitter handle CMExmedia.A NEW SEASON IN NEVISThe only Four Seasons in the Caribbean, on the island of Nevis, is elevating its five-star status to offer an even higher standard of luxury.Upgrade highlights include tastefully renovated accommodations enhancing the traditional luxury which is now combined with the best of modern amenities expected by discerning high-end travelers.In addition to innovative new dining and experiential activity programs, Four Seasons guests will enjoy a new air service to the island, and high season savings. It is now much easier to get to Nevis as in November 2011, Cape Air launched new non-stop flight service from San Juan to Nevis, providing connections to and from major US carriers.The resort is currently running a ‘Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free’ package. Rates start at US $445 per room, per night.NBC TO BROADCAST FROM THE BAHAMASOne of America’s most highly watched TV shows will feature the Bahamas next month.The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism secured two broadcasts of the popular fourth hour of NBC’s “TODAY” show. With about three million viewers, the show is hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.The “TODAY” shows are slated for February 9 and 10, bringing the sun and warmth of The Bahamas to U.S. consumers during the key winter sales season. The production will use Atlantis, Paradise Island, as home base for the show. Fans can tune in to the fourth hour on both days from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET).ST. KITTS STARTS TRAVEL AGENT TRAININGPartnering with Travel Agent University, St. Kitts has launched the St. Kitts Agent Destination Specialist program. The dedicated online training program will give travel agents a thorough understanding of St. Kitts as well as its top selling features and booking basics.Graduating agents will also enjoy exclusive benefits, including free stays or cash back for bookings made, Preferred Agent listing on the St. Kitts website, and a VIP FAM Trip.US VIRGIN ISLANDS WELCOMES WEST INDIANS THROUGH TEMPOGetting Caribbean people to come home is the aim of a partnership between the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and a television network run by a native son.With the recent TEMPO Networks launch in the United States, the USVI Department of Tourism encourages Caribbean nationals to sample their special Virgin Islands brand of hospitality.The month-long partnership features display ads in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, an online travel article on, high rotation commercial airplay, online integration, and cross channel promotion on News 12, BET and the Travel Channel.A luxury four-night prize trip giveaway to the island of St. Croix is also on offer. For contest details, visit The entry deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2012.TEMPO is run by popular media executive Frederick Morton, Jr., originally from St. Croix.SAINT LUCIA PLANTATION HOTEL OFFERS REAL DEALSOne of the world’s best plantation resort hotels will be accessible this winter when it lops 25 percent off its room rates for the chilly season.Saint Lucia’s award-winning Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, ranked the second best plantation resort in the world, is offering the deep discounts off all rooms, any day of the week.Travel must be booked by February 15, 2012 and completed by April 30, 2012.Fond Doux owner Mrs. Eroline Lamontagne, on the eve of her departure for the Caribbean Marketplace in the Bahamas, also promoted the bargain “Warm Winter Retreat” special of US$2,700 per couple, including seven nights’ accommodations, breakfast, à la carte dining for three nights, airport transfers, and a bottle of champagne on arrival. In addition to two spa treatments of choice, taxes and service charges are included in the package. For further information, email LUCIA’S DISCOVERY OFFERS LATE WINTER DELIGHTThe luxurious Discovery at Marigot Bay Hotel in Saint Lucia is offering a big winter sale.Vacationers will be warmed by discounts which go as deep as 40 percent for guests staying 7 nights. However, discounts start at 30 percent off for five night stays.The booking window ends February 15 and the offer is for travel from now through April 30 this year.Caribbean 360 News Tweetcenter_img Share 13 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Runners Scramble for 2020 Lagos City Marathon Forms

first_imgEnthusiastic runners in their hundreds thronged the Marathon Village, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere yesterday as the distribution of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon forms purchased by the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for intending participants entered the final phase.According to a statement signed by Head Communications and Media for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon,Olukayode Thimas, Sanwo-Olu purchased 20,000 forms to be distributed to Lagosians and Nigerians interested in the February 8 race.Thomas noted that the kind gesture by the Lagos State Governor is very commendable as it will serve as an additional impetus to make more Lagos residents stay healthy and fit by taking part in either the marathon or 10km races all billed to take place next month. Thomas said: “The Governor has again demonstrated that he has genuine intentions to make the Access Bank Lagos Marathon better than he met it, in just a few months in office, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon moved from Bronze level to Silver, now he made available resources to purchase 20,000 forms for runners, this is really commendable and I hope everyone out there will make use of the opportunity, the governor has provided”Apart, from the 20,000 forms purchased by the Lagos State Governor, other sponsors have also purchased large chunks of forms that are being distributed on merit to deserving runners across the country.Meanwhile, the General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Yussuf Alli has reiterated on the mission to get a Gold Label for the Lagos race after the 2020 edition.Alli hinted that with the massive innovations being planned for this fifth edition, the World Athletics will be favourably disposed to upgrading the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon again.“We are on track for this year’s race and I am very positive the global body will be impressed with what we have put in place in terms of equipment, security and of course the quality of athlete that would be on parade” Allis stated.Among other things, Alli said there will be more transponder mats, improved water distribution along the route and improved security for volunteers at the water points at this year’s race.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

National : Murray State looking to enter NCAA Tournament unbeaten

first_imgNever in his wildest dreams did Steve Prohm expect to be in his current situation.The first-year head coach at Murray State has led the Racers to a 21-0 mark and the title of the only remaining undefeated team in NCAA Division-I basketball this season.‘You never dream about being undefeated, or being 21-0, or heading into February and you haven’t lost a game,’ Prohm said Tuesday on the Ohio Valley Conference coaches’ teleconference. ‘But I thought — with five returning players off back-to-back championship teams and guys who have played in postseason games, who have played in the NCAA Tournament — that if guys can accept roles and buy into playing together, then we can be pretty good.‘And how good? You never know. But we’ve been very blessed and very fortunate to be able to continue to do this.’With contributors at every position, Prohm has a variety of scoring options on his Murray State roster. Starting backcourt mates Isaiah Canaan and Donte Poole pace the team with a combined 33.4 points per game. Forward Ivan Aska, who recently returned from a broken right hand, is third on the team in scoring with 12.3 points per game. That balanced scoring has helped the No. 10 Racers win their first 21 games of the year — including signature wins against then-No. 21 Memphis and 19-3 Missouri State, which received five votes in The Associated Press Top 25 poll.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith eight games left in the regular season and the conference tournament to play, Murray State is looking to become the first team to enter the NCAA Tournament with a perfect record since Nevada-Las Vegas accomplished the feat 21 years ago.But the Racers aren’t talking about that, Prohm said. They’re neither looking ahead at future opponents nor behind at the 21 wins they reeled off to open the season. The Racers are taking the season one game at a time.Murray State faces arguably its most formidable foe on its remaining schedule in Southeast Missouri (12-9, 7-2 OVC) on Thursday.‘Our guys’ focus is solely on SEMO right now,’ Prohm said. ‘They’re a very good basketball team. We’re 21-0, but we’re just 9-0 in the league, and they’re right there at 7-2. So our guys understand that. We’ve got a lot of respect for SEMO.’ The Redhawks boast what Prohm called ‘the elite frontcourt’ of the OVC in forwards Leon Powell and Tyler Stone. Paired with two poised guards in junior Marland Smith and senior Marcus Brister, SEMO has the mid-major star power to knock off the Racers. Redhawks head coach Dickey Nutt believes his team is capable of beating the Racers on Thursday, especially after gaining confidence with back-to-back conference victories and four wins in their last five games.And if they don’t, they’ll have another chance two weeks down the road.Nutt recognizes how steep a challenge MSU presents. The Racers have three talented and well-rounded players in Canaan, Poole and Aska, but Nutt said their frontcourt is more potent offensively than most assume. ‘I think they’re very, very good on the front line, and so they’re a very, very balanced team in the way they play,’ Nutt said. ‘… I think the single most important thing we have to do is not try to get into a run-and-gun game with them. I think you’re asking for it, you’re in big trouble, if you take quick shots.’After the SEMO game Thursday, Murray State closes out its season with seven more conference matchups, including another battle with the Redhawks, and the OVC tournament. If the Racers do enter postseason play unscathed, they’ll earn the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament and join elite company in college basketball history.The last team to enter its respective conference tournament undefeated — the 2003-04 St. Joseph’s team — had current pros Jameer Nelson and Delonte West, and they lost in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic-10 tournament. Jerry Tarkanian’s Runnin’ Rebels team over two decades ago had Larry Johnson, the No. 1 selection in the 1991 NBA Draft, as well as four other future NBA players, and eventually fell to Duke in the Final Four. Whether Murray State can shock the world by winning out in the NCAA Tournament remains to be seen. It’s a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Bob Knight’s Indiana squad went 36-0 in 1976. But Lennox Forrester is not willing to rule out the possibility of a perfect season for the Racers just yet.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville head coach has seen what the Racers are capable of firsthand. Forrester watched his team suffer an 82-65 defeat at the hands of Murray State on Jan. 21. ‘Well, I mean, until someone beats them, how can you take that away from them?’ Forrester said. ‘… I mean, I can see them doing really, really well in the NCAA Tournament. Obviously, a lot of it has to do with matchups and things like that, but I can tell you this: They’re a good team that can do some damage in the tournament.’ Published on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse goes on 4-game road trip looking to keep winning streak alive

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will not take the field at J.S. Coyne Stadium for another two weeks. The Orange has reached its longest road trip of the season, but the players are looking forward to it.“It’s going to be hectic playing away from Coyne,” said goaltender Leann Stiver. “I think we play our best games at home.“But I think that we’ll do really well on the road. It’s really exciting and it’s something we always look forward to.”The No. 1 Orange’s (11-0, 3-0 Big East) next stretch of the schedule includes four consecutive games away from home. The road trip begins Saturday in Providence when the team takes on the Friars (5-5) at noon.The following two games will both take place in Amherst, Mass., against Massachusetts and No. 14 Stanford on Oct. 11 and 12, respectively. In its final regular season away game, Syracuse will play at Georgetown on Oct. 19, and then return home two days later to host No. 25 Boston College.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis upcoming four-game stretch is an opportunity for the Orange — which is 5-0 on the road — to further prove it’s a team that can win on anyone’s field.“It’s very important that we make sure we win all of our away games,” said senior forward Haley Bomboy. “We’re a confident team that we can win, no matter where.”Stiver said wins and shutouts are difficult to accomplish on the road, but when they do accomplish them, they point to the Orange’s capabilities, regardless of where the team plays.Head coach Ange Bradley said the next two weeks will be a challenge as the team uncovers which aspects of its game need improvement. Throughout this stretch, it’s important for the players to maintain their health as well as their skills, Bradley said.“Most importantly, we have to keep our minds right and stay focused,” she said.Facing Providence, forward Lauren Brooks said she is excited to compete against another difficult Big East opponent. Bradley anticipates a physical matchup and she said Syracuse’s ball movement to get the aggressive Friars running will be crucial.“We just know that every team we play is going to be really physical, really tough and we have to bring the best that we have that day,” Bradley said.Defensively, Stiver said the Orange won’t have a problem if its penalty corner unit continues its dominance. If the defense does its part, Stiver said she is confident the offense will come up with the goals to secure the victory.Should it execute all strategies according to plan, Syracuse hopes to return to Coyne Stadium still undefeated.“I think we have a very good chance at that, if we keep playing the way we’ve been playing,” Stiver said. “I think if we keep playing at that pace, we’re going to do wondrous things.”At the conclusion of this four-game trip, the Orange will have two remaining regular-season games, both at Coyne Stadium.After a recent win, Bradley said a team’s chances of losing increase with every win it earns. The Orange has yet to fall to those odds.All of a sudden, the thought of an undefeated regular season isn’t out of the question for the No. 1 team in the country.“I think this is the team,” Bomboy said. “I’ve never seen chemistry like this on any other team I’ve played with. So I think we have a really good chance of being undefeated.” Comments Published on October 4, 2012 at 1:51 am Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

After building game from bottom up, recruit Kimble set to enter quarterback fray

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman The methodical process of building Mitch Kimble into an elite college quarterback starts at the ground. It continues all the way up his body to his arm. Everything must be in sync so Kimble can deliver each pass with the strength and accuracy that can separate him from other quarterbacks.Kimble, from Jerseyville Community High School in Illinois, signed his Letter of Intent to play for Syracuse on National Signing Day on Feb. 6. He has the skills needed to thrive at Syracuse – the arm strength, the quick feet, the mental makeup. He’s been lighting up football fields in Illinois, but it started with his training at Elite Football Academy in St. Louis for the last year under the tutelage of former Missouri quarterback Matt Biermann.The Orange doesn’t have a starting quarterback named. As soon as Kimble arrives in Syracuse, he’ll be in competition to succeed Ryan Nassib.“That would be a great opportunity for me,” Kimble said. “I’m really looking forward to it. I can’t wait to get on campus and start competing and working for that starting job.”Kimble finished his senior season with 1,427 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. A versatile athlete, he picked up 957 yards on the ground and rushed for 15 touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Kimble runs a 4.6-second 40-yard dash and has a near 22-foot long jump.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Kimble started attending Elite Football Academy last year, Biermann said he clearly had talent. First, they wanted to refine his footwork. Biermann broke down his mechanics and explained how everything needs to work in tune. Biermann said it’s a “systematic approach.”“I would say we pretty quickly figured out that he’s an athletic guy that can also learn something. Those are the ones you want to train,” Biermann said. “He’s one of those guys that each time you see him, he gets better.”Each session starts with a movement training session to warm up. That’s followed by a throwing mechanics session, where the main focus is technique. Biermann and Kimble start at Kimble’s feet and work up to his throws.After that period, when Kimble’s arm is warmed up and his mechanics broken down, he and Biermann will work on everything from pocket presence to live pass rushing at the end of every session.Everything they work on is mechanically based, Biermann said, not a matter of just throwing a thousand passes.“It’s more about throwing with a purpose and understanding what happens when the ball does not go where you need it to go and how do you get that next throw to go exactly where you want it to go,” Biermann said, “and how do you adjust and not cause more problems for yourself.”Biermann said the goal is to allow Kimble to come to Syracuse only needing to focus on the playbook, and not worrying about his mechanics or throwing motion.Kimble has an advantage when he starts studying the Orange’s playbook. He orchestrated a no-huddle offense at Jerseyville, a system just like the one Syracuse ran last season and will continue to run in 2013. Kimble also worked predominantly out of the shotgun, just as SU did a year ago.Aside from the specific terminology and formations, Kimble already knows the ins and outs of identifying coverages out of a hurry-up offense.“Mitch was taught here to take advantage of what the defense is giving you. We run no huddle, we’re running a play every 10-12 seconds here,” Jerseyville head coach Dave Jacobs said. “That kind of just complements his skills, mentally and physically.”On the eve of Signing Day, Kimble said he was looking forward to jumping into Syracuse’s offense.“That up-tempo offense, I’m used to it,” Kimble said. “The past couple years, it’s what I love to do. It’s an exciting offense to be part of it.”Kimble’s a unique package. Aside from his strong arm, he has a strong leg — he averaged 45 yards a punt in high school, Jacobs said. It made him a weapon on fourth down. Jerseyville would line him up eight yards behind center, and he’d have the option to either kick or run a play.Syracuse offensive coordinator George McDonald said he’s heard about Kimble’s kicking ability, and acknowledged it could be a trick play the Orange employs.“That’s a testament to his athleticism. So it might be a situation where we go for it on fourth down and we decide to kick it and get great field position,” McDonald said. “So anytime you have, if it’s a quarterback or receiver or running back, that has that good of an athletic ability, it makes you a better offense and obviously it makes you a more diverse offense.”Kimble’s recruitment period was a bit of a whirlwind. Former Northern Illinois head coach Dave Doeren offered Kimble a scholarship, and Kimble committed to the Huskies. But in December, Doeren left NIU to take the head coaching job at North Carolina State.Jacobs said Kimble called Doeren to congratulate him, and Doeren told him he’d evaluate his team and see if he can make Kimble an offer to play for the Wolfpack. He eventually did, but by then, Shafer and quarterbacks coach Tim Lester had become involved and started heavily recruiting Kimble.In mid-January, Kimble made an official visit to Syracuse. Hosted by wide receiver Ben Lewis, Kimble said he loved the “family atmosphere” at Syracuse and made up his mind immediately. He wanted to commit to the Orange.Jacobs and the Jerseyville coaches told Kimble he needed to at least visit Doeren in Raleigh, N.C. Kimble had four offers and Doeren was responsible for two of them. So Kimble visited NC State, but knew it wasn’t where he’d end up.“To be honest, before I took that trip to NC State, I already kind of knew that Syracuse was the place I was going to go,” Kimble said. “I took that trip to NC State just to kind of make sure I was making the right decision. I knew my mind was set on Syracuse.”He committed to Shafer on Jan. 28 and signed immediately on Signing Day.His throwing mechanics have been broken down and scrutinized, piece by piece. The process built Kimble into an elite-level starting quarterback in high school, and in about five months, he’ll jump right into the mix to do the same at SU.Said Jacobs: “He’s got everything that they’re going to need in their system and then some.” Commentslast_img read more

Women’s basketball goes winless on Arizona road trip

first_imgUSC’s 33-28 halftime lead was quickly snapped up by the Wildcats, who mounted a 10-0 rally in the third, keeping the Trojans at bay. The Trojans, who average 30.8 percent from behind-the-arc this season, only managed to make six 3-pointers in 24 total attempts. Arizona’s 61.5 percent shooting from the field in the third, coupled with the rebounding efforts of redshirt junior forward Dominique McBryde, were key in its third quarter dominance. Despite the weekend’s disappointing outcomes, the Trojans’ ability to stay within striking distance against talented conference opponents suggests the team’s improvement. The conference action continues this weekend for the Women of Troy as they take on Washington and Washington State at the Galen Center. “We need to be better, we need to be more attentive on defense,” said senior guard Aliyah Mazyck regarding the Trojan’s foul trouble. “We need to understand that it’s not up to just five players. Everybody has to play their role and fill in when people can’t.” “That’s always been our point of emphasis in the locker room, that we have to come out strong [in the third quarter] because we usually don’t,” Mazyck said. “We just try to bring that energy and get it one notch up because everyone knows that we always lose in the third.” At halftime on Sunday, the Trojans’ focused on their third quarter play, aiming to avoid a poor offensive and defensive performance similar to theirs against Arizona. Sunday’s game against Arizona State began with another achievement for Minyon Moore: her 1,000th career point. Again, the Trojans got off to a strong start on both ends of the court, leading the Sun Devils 18-14 heading into the second. After securing their first Pac-12 victory of the season last weekend against UCLA, the USC women’s basketball team fell short of another conference win this weekend in Arizona. The Trojans narrowly lost to the Wildcats 71-68 on Friday before suffering a tough 68-59 defeat to No. 21 Arizona State on Sunday. However, five fouls in just two minutes allowed ASU to keep possession in the second quarter. The Trojan offense was halted in a 10-0 run for the Sun Devils.center_img While the Trojans usually rise to the challenge defensively, allowing 62.1 points per game, they struggled to prevent the Wildcats from scoring, especially in the second half. Four Wildcats achieved double-digit scoring on the night, with redshirt sophomore guard Aari McDonald leading the pack at 20 points. The Sun Devils were able to shut down many of USC’s starters offensively in holding the Trojans to just 59 points.  Moore, who is first in scoring for the Trojans this season, was held to only 8 points, while junior forward Kayla Overbeck shot just 1-of-7 from the field. The Trojans stayed close throughout, trailing by 4 with two minutes left on the clock. However, the Sun Devils closed out the game without conceding a comeback effort from the Trojans. Junior guard Minyon Moore is indispensable for USC this season, leading the Women of Troy in points (14.5), rebounds (5.4) and assists (6.2) per game. (Tal Volk/Daily Trojan) After falling behind by 13 points with just eight minutes to go, the Trojans cut Arizona’s lead down to just 3 points. However, they were unable to send off a final shot to tie, and the Wildcats emerged victorious. Friday’s showdown with Arizona was a close contest at first, with each team posting 16 first quarter points. USC countered Arizona’s four first quarter threes with a well-rounded attack, sinking baskets from both inside and outside the arc. This offensive momentum continued into the second quarter for the Trojans, fueled by junior guard Minyon Moore, who scored 8 straight points in the quarter. Moore totaled a team-high 20 points and six assists on the night, capturing the No. 9 spot on the Trojans’ all-time list for assists. “As a team, we’re just growing in an upward direction,” Mazyck said. “Even though we haven’t got the outcomes that we wanted, we’ve seen glimpses of us being a better team. We’ve seen this growth, and I can see it in everyone.”last_img read more