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That stings: Volleyball sees season end in NIVC semifinals loss to Yellow Jackets

first_imgColin Post printTCU reached the semifinals of the NIVC for the second time in three years. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comTCU volleyball saw their season end on Saturday as they fell 3-1 to Georgia Tech in the NIVC semifinals.It was the Frogs’ second time in three years to reach the semifinals of the event.Middle blocker Katie Clark and outside hitter Julia Adams led TCU with 12 kills each in the loss.The first set was intense, seeing five ties. After Georgia Tech took an early lead, five kills in the set from Adams alone helped get TCU back in it.The Frogs pulled within one late in the set, but the Yellow Jackets scored the last four points to win 25-20 and take a 1-0 match lead.Despite a poor start and an intense home crowd for Georgia Tech, TCU wasn’t going home without a fight. The Frogs popped off on an early 8-1 run to take a large lead that they would hold until the end.TCU won the set 25-19 to tie the match at one set apiece. Middle blocker Sarah Swanson was sensational with five blocks in the set.From there, the Yellow Jackets took over with authority. The third set was nothing short of a massacre, as Georgia Tech started on a 13-1 run that would translate into a 25-8 set win.Nevertheless, TCU showed more fight in the fourth set, falling just short. The set saw fourteen ties and five lead changes, with the teams scrapping and clawing for every point.Georgia Tech would end the set on a 3-0 run to win 25-23 and move on the the NIVC finals.Outside hitter Ashley Waggle posted nine kills in her final game in for TCU.The Frogs finish the season at 12-18 overall and 4-12 in Big 12 play.With just two seniors on the active roster, TCU anticipates significant improvement over the offseason for a team that will see the majority of its key players return in the 2020 season. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU reached the semifinals of the NIVC for the second time in three years. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com. + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Previous articleAustralians find athletic, academic home at TCUNext articleMen’s basketball moves to 9-2 after blowout of Lamar Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated falllast_img read more

e-biz in brief: calling all job seekers – mobile vacancy link

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. 4Weeks is a WAP-enabled job search facility for IT professionals. Using wireless application protocol (WAP) technology, IT staff can receive information about the latest permanent and contract job vacancies via their mobile phones. The name “4weeks” derives from the concept that the web site can match IT professionals who are able to start work in the next four weeks.www.4weeks.com Recruiters needed to supply reliable dataAre you interested in web recruitment? Do you want to benchmark your organisation against others in the same sector? Personnel Today and totaljobs.com are setting up a regular survey to provide reliable data on web recruitment activity and we are looking for recruiters to join the new panel. To participate, it is not essential that you are already using the Internet to recruit employees. If you are interested in joining, e-mail your name, job title, company name and telephone number to [email protected] Army careers force is ready to serveThe British Army has introduced an on-line careers office. Potential recruits can have a live on-line chat with army careers advisers about general vacancies or else ask a specific question relative to their own career plans. The army site can also send more tailored information to the potential applicant’s screen.www.army.mod.uk  Consultants provide support to set up siteDareStep is a consultancy that aims to help launch e-businesses. Set up by the IT services and management consultancy Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, it is aimed at traditional businesses and dotcoms and will provide creative and interactive design services, supported by its parent company’s IT and business acumen and strategic expertise.www.capgemini.com Book your place at convention on-linePotential delegates for the E-business Convention, which takes place on 6 and 7 September at The Cumberland Hotel in London, can pre-register at the web site and indicate their preference for the five streams available. The five options are: e-trading, e-CRM (e-Customer Relations Management), e-Backoffice, e-Intelligence and e-Commerce. Delegates then answer further questions on what they expect from the show.www.ebusiness-convention.com Related posts:No related photos. e-biz in brief: calling all job seekers – mobile vacancy linkOn 8 Aug 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

A Game of Concentration: 11th annual chess competition emphasizes focus

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The competitors were concentrated and in the zone at Sunday’s 11th annual Broome County Chess Championship Francis Cordisco Memorial. Francis passed away nine years ago, and while he was a hockey player instead of a chess fan, John wanted to find a way to pay tribute to his brother. “It’s the greatest game in the world, and it’s really intense,” Cordisco said. “[12 News] walked in the back there and saw it: you can just feel the intensity of everybody thinking their hardest. It’s a great game.” Despite the championship being a small tournament, Cordisco happy to offer that intense competition rather than having players play an online version of chess. The tournament honors Francis Cordisco, the brother of tournament director, John Cordisco. The tournament asked all players, attendees and media members to remain absolutely silent, giving players a chance to concentrate, and creating a tense sporting spectacle. “There’s not much you can unfortunately when a sibling passes away, but you do the best you can and honor them the best you can,” Cordisco said. center_img Around seven players, including one master and four rated experts, put their chess skills to the test, competing for trophies and a cash prizes. Participants played a total of six matches over the two-day tournament, with one point being awarded for each win. “It’s really intense when you’re sitting around. ‘Like, what if they did that online?’ You wouldn’t have the human interaction, you wouldn’t have the human intensity and the human intensity sometimes makes errors and that’s just part of the game,” Cordisco said. Cordisco told 12 News the estimated cash prize amounts given out this year combine for around $300. For those looking to get into the game of chess, Cordisco offers a chess club taught by an expert on Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m.last_img read more

Holy Schott! Firing opens new doors for Marty to succeed

first_imgHoly Schott! What are the Chargers thinking?Late Monday evening the San Diego football franchise reportedly terminated the contract of the NFL’s winningest active — at least before the axe fell — head coach, Marty Schottenheimer.The reason? General manager A.J. Smith and Great Schott couldn’t agree on who to hire to replace several Bolts’ assistants who were plundered by the NFL’s doormats after the season came to a close.It’s easy to make a case for why Schottenheimer should be dumped like Kevin Federline and last Wednesday’s garbage, despite his 200-126-1 record. His zero career Super Bowl appearances give him the dubious title of winningest coach to never reach an NFL championship game.He also hasn’t won a playoff game since 1993, meaning that the careers of the Backstreet Boys, Armed & Famous, Ruben Studdard and Ricky Williams have all risen, crashed and burned in the time since Marty last picked up a “W” in the postseason.But for all that, it is the Chargers who are sure to be the losers in this deal. Recall where San Diego was when Schottenheimer was hired — the team was still living the nightmare of having basically sold its soul for the services of Ryan Leaf, roughly equivalent to trading both your kidneys for a bowl of the soup du jour at Sizzler.Despite the ludicrous nature of his firing, Schottenheimer is sure to catch on somewhere, and rebuild yet another team to the brink of ultimate glory.It may appear that Marty Ball will not be played any time in the near future, since the bespectacled sideline stomper was fired so late into the offseason. But think again. There are in fact several places where an old Schott Glasses-wearing coach could find a home in time for next season.The Dallas CowboysSure, the job may not technically be open right now, but Jerry Jones just hired quite possibly the least inspiring head-coaching candidate this side of Rich Kotite in Wade Phillips. It should take about five seconds — or three Tony Romo interceptions — for Jones to bring in Schottenheimer as a consultant.Once that happens, the Ranchers need only follow the blueprint set by Pat Riley, when he unceremoniously dethroned Miami Heat head coach Ron Jeremy and went on to win an NBA title, saying that Phillips had to leave to spend more time with is family, or even with his ant farm. Once Schottenheimer takes over, it would be a fast track to rebuilding. Terrell Owens would surely find his way to either the waver wire or the Oakland Raiders faster than you can say “dropped pass” and Romo’s inability to throw the ball would be a negligible issue, since Marty would just want to hand it off anyway.And what could better turn around the fortunes of Marty’s Jim Kelly-esque bad luck in the postseason than to coach a team with as much of a winning tradition as the Heffer men?Iona College GaelsWith his patented “Jump Schott” offense, Marty is sure to be able to transition seamlessly to hoops, just like Shaq did into rapping. While Marty could be a perfect fit at almost any mid-major –where postseason expectations are minimal and regular season dominance is paramount — a spot presiding over the Gaels seems particularly fitting. First off, after an 0-22 start, Iona will be starved for wins. Marty can deliver immediately, especially since the Gaels are a solid recruiting locale, proven by the fact that they were in the NCAA tourney just a year ago. Secondly, a 0-10 NCAA tournament record would be a true badge of honor at Iona, which would never be expected to win a game at the Big Dance. It would fit Marty’s profile like Uggs on a coastie.U.S. Ryder Cup teamUltra-conservative Marty Ball is exactly what the United States needs to beat the Brits in the international competition for golf supremacy. No more drivers for Phil and the rest of the crew — minus Tiger, of course, it’s 7-irons all the way.Long Schott has proven to be an excellent handler of stars in the past, and he surely would do with Tiger just what he did with LaDainian Tomlinson — just give him the ball and watch.So long as the match doesn’t go to a playoff, Marty should be in good straits.Sonya “The Black Widow” ThomasIn the high-pressure — blood pressure, that is — world of competitive eating, Sonya Thomas is the ultimate second banana, in the mold of Scottie Pippen to Michael Jordan, Roger Moore to Sean Connery and Nick Saban to somebody honest.Thomas certainly is no slouch when it comes to scarfing down Nathan’s hot dogs, Moon Pies or creamed spinach casserole.But, she can’t beat Kobayashi, the Roger Federer of digestion. Ol’ Tabasco Schott knows a little bit about eating, as legend has it he once out ate the entire Charger offensive line at a team lunch meeting. He might not get her to the top, but the practice throw-downs should be more fun than watching sumos high dive.Dave McGrath is a senior majoring in English and journalism. If you’d like to hire Marty Schottenheimer as your __________, you can reach him at [email protected]last_img read more