Lack of political action is adding to Limerick’s housing crisis

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleFree condoms campaign to encourage safe sexNext articleListen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey February 16, 2019 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print NewsHousingPoliticsLack of political action is adding to Limerick’s housing crisisBy Alan Jacques – February 13, 2019 1363 Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice QuinlivanWITH the latest figures from Daft.ie showing that rent prices in Limerick City are now 16.7 per cent higher than last year, Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has called on Housing Minster Eoghan Murphy to introduce rent certainty in the local market.“Renters in Limerick are continuing to see their rents spiral out of control, as Fine Gael refuse to take radical action to address the problem. Limerick has been particularly hard hit with huge rent increases. The average rent in Limerick City is now € €1,171 per month, a 16.7 per cent increase on the same time last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is not a sustainable. How on earth are working people looking to rent in Limerick City supposed to afford such an increase in rent in one year?” Deputy Quinlivan asked.“The Minister’s failure to get to grips with the crisis in the rental sector continues to heap pressure on struggling renters and effectively locks low-income earners out of the rental market. We know Rent Certainty alone will not resolve the issue of high rents. It will, however, put a break on the unaffordable rent increases that thousands of people are facing.“The huge increase in rents coupled with a severe shortage of homes to rent and buy is exacerbating the housing crisis,” he claimed.Meanwhile, Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan stated this week that she believes homelessness can be ended by legal and practical action.Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’SullivanThe former Housing Minister insists that if the ideals of the Democratic Programme are to be fulfilled 100 years after its publication, then all barriers to housing must be removed.According to Deputy O’Sullivan, the ideals adopted by the first Dáil 100 years ago are a challenge that we are now in a position to rise to.“Ireland is now a developed nation; we have worked our way out of the worst economic disaster since the foundation of the State; there is wealth but this is not shared equally and many of the children in our State are living in poverty, some are homeless, some haven’t got the most basic right of knowing their own identity.“With political will, we can now chart a course to address the needs of all our children. Nearly 4,000 of them are without a secure roof over their heads.“Between November 2017 and November 2018, there has been a 14 per cent rise in child homelessness.“Last week at the Raise the Roof conference, architect Mel Reynolds pointed out that there is enough Local Authority owned land, zoned for housing, to build 50,000 units of accommodation nationally, 30,000 of those in the Dublin area.  What is missing is the will and drive from Government.“In the Labour Party, we have presented detailed costed proposals for 80,000 social and affordable homes to be built over five years. That is the scale of what is needed and delivery at present falls very far short of that.“Labour has also steered a Bill through the Dáil which is now stalled in committee that would oblige Housing Authorities and the state to prioritise the interests of the child and to assist families, including providing them with safe accommodation.“We can end child homelessness by legal and practical action. As long as the will is there,” she concluded. Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Twitter Email Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Protesters take to downtown Binghamton for peaceful protest for George Floyd

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March Madness results: Scores, highlights from Thursday’s Round 1 NCAA Tournament games

first_imgMORE: Watch March Madness games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)No situation proved too awkward for 10-seed Minnesota coach Richard Pitino as he was able to guide the Gophers past Louisville, the school his father is currently suing, in the first game of the day. March Madness almost proved its moniker just minutes later as Auburn nearly blew a 13-point second half lead to 12-seed New Mexico State, but held on to win when the Aggies missed a 3 at the buzzer.Wofford and sharpshooter Fletcher Magee helped bring the night to a close in record-setting fashion. Magee hit seven 3-pointers to become the all-time leader in made 3s with over 505 in his career. The Terriers defeated Seton Hall to advance to play No. 2 Kentucky on Saturday.2019 NCAA Tournament live scoresFor live updates of the tournament bracket and information on how to watch March Madness, check out the links below.Live March Madness bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​Thursday’s March Madness scheduleNo. 10 Minnesota 86, No. 7 Louisville 76No. 3 LSU 79, No. 14 Yale 74No. 5 Auburn 78, No. 12 New Mexico State 77No. 4 Florida State 76, No. 13 Vermont 69No. 2 Michigan State 76, No. 15 Bradley 65No. 6 Maryland 79, No. 11 Belmont 77No. 4 Kansas 87, No. 13 Northeastern 53No. 12 Murray State 83, No. 6 Marquette 64No. 10 Florida 70, No. 7 Nevada 61No. 2 Kentucky 79, No. 15 Abilene Christian 44No. 6 Villanova 61, No. 11 Saint Mary’s 57No. 1 Gonzaga 87, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 49No. 2 Michigan 74, No. 15 Montana 55No. 7 Wofford 84, No. 10 Seton Hall 68No. 3 Purdue 61, No. 14 Old Dominion 48No. 9 Baylor 78, No. 8 Syracuse 69MORE: What channel is truTV?Live updates, highlights from Round 1 gamesNo. 3 Purdue 61, No. 14 Old Dominion 4812:09 a.m.: The win was never in doubt as Carsen Edwards finishes with 26 points.11:28 p.m.: Purdue seems safe now, claiming a 43-23 edge four minutes into the second half.10:58 p.m.: Halftime: Purdue 32, Old Dominion 19.10:43 p.m.: Ahmad Caver is keeping Old Dominion in it right now. He has 11 of his team’s 19 points.10:27 p.m.: Neither team is shooting the ball well. Purdue is ahead 9-7 almost eight minutes in.No. 8 Syracuse 78, No. 9 Baylor 6912:00 a.m.: The Bears hold on for the 78-69 win. They face 1-seed Gonzaga in the second round on Saturday.11:57 p.m.: Baylor leads 74-67 with one minute remaining.11:39 p.m.: Baylor lurches ahead 62-57, but this one is still tight. 11:25 p.m.: It’s 55-55 and swinging back-and-forth. This is shaping up to be a good one.10:45 p.m.: Baylor has a 38-37 lead at halftime.10:40 p.m.: In contrast to the Purdue game, this contest has plenty of scoring. Nineteen combined 3-pointers already between these teams.10:35 p.m.: Elijah Hughes has 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Syracuse.10:22 p.m.: The Orange take the lead.COUNT THE BASKET! :sneezing_face: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/lK59y7aMRQ— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:18 p.m.: Syracuse has recovered from its slow start and now trails 23-19.10:07 p.m.: This shot was absurd.BAYLOR FROM THE LOGO! :rotating_light: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/26jlc0PFmi— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:05 p.m.: It’s all Baylor right now. The Bears are up 12-4, seemingly unfazed by Syracuse’s zone defense.No. 2 Michigan 74, No. 15 Montana 5511:50 p.m.: This game is final. Michigan crushes Montana.11:41 p.m.: Michigan is closing in on an easy win. It leads 70-44.11:06 p.m.: Michigan continues to dominate Montana. The Grizzlies are shooting just 28.9 percent from the field.The Wolverines are running away with it! :hushed: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/RZteOgQs54— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:36 p.m.: Michigan cooled off near the end of the first half, but it still holds a commanding 34-21 lead at the break.10:13 p.m.: It’s now 21-6, Wolverines. Matthews is their leading scorer so far, but it’s been a balanced offensive effort.Michigan is on a roll! They’ve jumped out to an early 21-6 lead over Montana! :basketball: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/NUu7lFpswL— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:55 p.m.: Michigan is looking good early on behind Ignas Brazdeikis and Charles Matthews. They’ve combined for nine points in five minutes.No. 7 Wofford 84, No. 10 Seton Hall 6811:49 p.m.: Wofford is going to win this one. A 13-0 run has essentially put the game away.11:43 p.m.: Wofford is raining 3s! Magee hits one to put the Terriers up 10.FLETCHER MAGEE IS ON :fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire:HE’S UP TO 7 :ok_hand:s #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/gPT5uyAIQI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201911:35 p.m.: The Pirates have all of the momentum here. But with seven minutes still to play, Wofford has time for a turnaround.11:23 p.m.: Seton Hall takes the lead.SETON HALL TAKES THE LEAD! :eyes:The Pirates open up a 19-5 run. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/uRZ7GpCo6H— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201911:17 p.m.: Myles Powell is starting to find a rhythm for Seton Hall. He makes one of two free throws after driving hard into the lane, and suddenly his team trails by just five.11:05 p.m.: Seton Hall cuts its deficit to 48-41.10:55 p.m.: Magee breaks the all-time record for 3-pointers made.:rotating_light: NEW RECORD :rotating_light:Fletcher Magee breaks the all-time record for career 3’s with 505 & counting! :ok_hand: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/adJfvsJVdg— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:32 p.m.: Wofford takes a 40-30 advantage into the half.10:17 p.m.: Fletcher Magee ties the NCAA record for career 3-pointers! Wofford is up big.Fletcher Magee ties the all-time career 3-pt record with a 4-pt play! :sweat_drops: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/1m9lkemhS9— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 201910:06 p.m.: Wofford is 4-of-8 from deep, which has fueled a nice run midway through the first half.The Terriers are HOT from behind the arc! :fire: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Ly06t6GfgE— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:54 p.m.: Wofford takes the lead with this 3.Wofford from DEEP to take the lead! :ok_hand: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mVR0vF0SJK— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:46 p.m.: Seton Hall leads 10-7 early.No. 6 Villanova 61, No. 11 Saint Mary’s 579:40 p.m.: Final: Villanova 61, Saint Mary’s 57.9:38 p.m.: Villanova turns the ball over up four but Saint Mary’s can’t convert from behind the arc. That should do it.9:35 p.m.: Villanova leads 59-53 with 1:08 to play.9:20 p.m.: Saint Mary’s is struggling to hang around, but it is still close enough to make a run with seven minutes to play. It’s 50-42, Villanova.8:54 p.m.: Villanova takes a 40-33 lead with a 12-3 run to start the half.BUCKLE UP! :hammer:Nova jumps out to the 7 point lead! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UvnerZXWDj— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:49 p.m.: The second half is underway.8:33 p.m.: Saint Mary’s takes a two-point lead into the half.8:21 p.m.: The Gaels and Wildcats are tied up at 25 with three minutes to play in the first half. Phil Booth leads all scorers with eight points.No. 1 Gonzaga 87, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 499:30 p.m.: The Bulldogs wrap up their blowout of Farleigh Dickinson. They were in control the whole way.9 p.m.: Gonzaga is ahead 74-36. It’s safe to say this won’t be another 1-seed upset. Think the Bulldogs saw what happened to Virginia last year?8:16 p.m.: Gonzaga puts up 53 (!!!) points in the first half. Hachimura (14 points) and Killian Tillie (10) are both in double figures.8:03 p.m.: This is just too easy for Rui Hachimura and Gonzaga.BIG TIME BLOCK! 🙅‍♂️Gonzaga is getting it done in Salt Lake City! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/vPSalEDjw6— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:39 p.m.: Not much of a surprise, but the Zags are off to a hot start, opening up a quick 10-point lead.No. 2 Kentucky 79 vs. No. 15 Abilene Christian 449:05 p.m.: Final: Kentucky 79, Abilene Christian 44.8:44 p.m.: Kentucky is cruising. The Wildcats lead 63-31.8:05 p.m.: Kentucky leads 39-13 at halftime. Abilene Christian is shooting just 19 percent from the field. 7:55 p.m.: Jemarl Baker and the Wildcats are just overpowering Abilene Christian. It’s 34-13 now.”I’ll take that!” 💪 pic.twitter.com/J9EqNHT6kX— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 21, 20197:29 p.m.: No PJ Washington, no problem so far for the Wildcats. They are off to a quick 17-3 lead.Kentucky’s got it going EARLY in the Wildcats battle! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/tVUbFRovBN— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 10 Florida 70, No. 7 Nevada 619:14 p.m.: Florida is going to hold on, but it was quite an effort from Nevada to get back into the game.9:11 p.m.: Huge dunk for Florida. That could seal things here.Dontay Bassett is trying to close it out for the Gators! :triumph: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/JMCUP2hYIf— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20199:09 p.m.: With one minute to go, Nevada trails 65-61.9:05 p.m.: Nevada free throws cut it to 61-59.8:55 p.m.: Nevada is now down just three points!9-0 NEVADA RUN! :hushed: #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/BVkjWyBeYy— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:39 p.m.: Nevada has cut its deficit to 10 with nine minutes to play.Here comes Nevada! :eyes:An 11-3 run brings them within 10! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/qYRUOgD1uq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:30 p.m.: Nevada finally gets its first points in almost six minutes. It trails by 17 points. 8:15 p.m.: Florida is just piling it on the Wolfpack right now. The Gators are rollin’ 🐊Florida’s 9-0 run helps give them the 15 point lead over Nevada early in the second half! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ToYaTEYfvb— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 20198:10 p.m.: Florida is off to a start in the second half and has extended its lead to double digits.7:46 p.m.: And a late run capped off by this Jalen Hudson dunk sends the Gators into the half up nine points.⬆️ HIGH & ⬇️ HARDFlorida jumps to the 9 point halftime lead! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cQJqBvz1sM— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:43 p.m.: The Martin brothers are keeping Nevada in this one, but Florida is clinging to a five-point lead.Hoop + the harm 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cnBRMEUWlT— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20197:04 p.m.: We’re underway in Des Moines. Trey Porter is making his presence felt early! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/IbvFIqb37G— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 12 Murray State 83, No. 5 Marquette 646:56 p.m.: Murray State closes out the victory, 83-64. Morant finished with 17 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds.6:53 p.m.: The Racers were a popular upset pick, but it’s tough to think anyone thought they would blow them out this bad.Exclamation. Point. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/a1pAabkk9z— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20196:44 p.m.: Morant corrals the board and gets the triple-double with four and a half minutes to spare.6:39 p.m.: The last NCAA Tournament triple-double was in 2012. Morant is one rebound away from accomplishing the feat.Ja Morant with an absolute DIME. pic.twitter.com/Pj6hJHZJAf— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20196:25 p.m.: The Racers are working on a blowout right now. They lead 60-42 with 12 minutes to play.Too. Much. Murray. State.The Racers open up an 18 point lead! 😯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/RH3qf4T6le— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20196:15 p.m.: Man oh man this dunk from Morant was special.JA JAM! 🔨 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/aNiZCNwFah— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:45 p.m.: Ja Morant has 10 points, eight assists, and four rebounds at halftime. The Racers lead by seven.JA MORANT CAME TO PLAY! pic.twitter.com/byOves2sWs— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:18 p.m.: Markus Howard gets his turn now. If you like points, this game is for you.How did Markus Howard finish this? 🤔 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/VVnvC0t1n8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:10 p.m.: Yeah, this stage isn’t too big for Morant.5 quick assists for Ja Morant! 😯 Murray State is up 18-10! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Z3qOzQ41FT— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:03 p.m.: Ja Morant vs. Markus Howard should be a show.Ja Morant wasting NO time! 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/hXNpFCBL6c— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 4 Kansas 87 vs. No. 13 Northeastern 536:22 p.m.: The first blowout of the day is the Jayhawks’ 87-53 win over Northeastern. 5:54 p.m.: Kansas has extended its lead to 21 points less the midway through the second half.The Jayhawks are making this look EASY! 👀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/DK5p8g6L7b— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:02 p.m.: The Jayhawks have some breathing room. Dedric Lawson leads the way with 12 points. Kansas takes a 37-25 lead into the half.The Jayhawks are on 🔥!Kansas is on a 11-0 run. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Z9TpiyaHVq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:52 p.m.: The double-digit seeds are looking strong so far. Northeastern is hanging around early.Northeastern buries a 3 & makes it a 1-pt game in Salt Lake City! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/BdkfBXGwfq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 6 Maryland 79 vs. No. 11 Belmont 775:37 p.m.: Belmont had a chance at a half-court buzzer-beater but it’s no good and Maryland survives 79-77. Bruins forward Dylan Windler had 35 points and 11 rebounds.Maryland survives and advances. pic.twitter.com/MMskS20WK2— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:31 p.m.: Maryland’s lead is cut to one with 59 seconds on a big 3 by Belmont.5:29 p.m.: No words to describe this Jalen Smith dunk. Just watch and enjoy.THAT IS A RIM ROCKER pic.twitter.com/SBuCgqepOs— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20195:20 p.m.: Anthony Cowan ties it up! Heading towards a great finish.Maryland ties it up! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/REaIIka5d4— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20195:14 p.m.: Have a game Dylan Windler!Dylan Windler is HOT! He’s up to 29 PTS and Belmont has a 7 point lead! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mMqz8p6BRp— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:59 p.m.: Belmont followed this up with another basket and it takes the lead!CLEAN IT UP! 🔨 #MarchMadness | @BelmontMBB pic.twitter.com/ZJyhDL81HW— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:50 p.m.: Maryland opens the second half on a 14-0 run. “That’s a MAN’S JAM!” #MarchMadness | @TerrapinHoops pic.twitter.com/CFgQcIBII7— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:41 p.m.: Quick start to the second half for the the Terps. We are all tied up. TOO TOUGH! 💪Maryland has stormed back to tie it up! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Fr0zVBL2Vv— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:12 p.m.: Think First Four momentum isn’t real? The Bruins take a 6-point lead into the half.Dylan Windler’s confidence level – 💯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/dYOVVpa1qU— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:06 p.m.: Belmont has been in control for most of the contest, but the Terrapins have the lead down to five with 2:47 to play.No. 2 Michigan State 76, No. 15 Bradley 655:20 p.m.: The Spartans break away late and avoid the upset. 76-65 the final.5:06 p.m.: The Spartans answer with a 7-0 run and they have an 8-point lead with 2:34 to play.4:45 p.m.: Michigan State extended its lead up to seven, but a quick 5-point sequence has the Braves right back in it.WHAT A SEQUENCE! 😱 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/fzL0twsdLH— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:27 p.m.: An exclamation point to start the half for the Braves!Bradley came out from the half ready to PLAY! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/HJolrTlQIC— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20194:02 p.m.: The Spartans are on upset alert. Bradley leads by one at halftime. 3:26 p.m.: Bradley got off to a 10-4 for lead but Michigan State had a quick response.The Spartans go on a 9-0 run & are up in Jacksonville! 🏀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Mu5G57ihPW— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 4 Florida State 76 vs. Vermont 694:22 p.m.: Florida State holds off Vermont’s 3 barrage and comes away with a 76-69 win. 4:08 p.m.: The FSU first round highlight reel is coming along nicely. Florida State CANNOT be stopped! 🤧 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/Xmi98IuQ1s— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:50 p.m.: Vermont’s 3-point shooting is keeping them in this one.Catamounts are clawing back! 💪Vermont has hit 11 triples in Hartford. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/gox7ZKVBTV— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:31 p.m.: Terance Mann with the flush in traffic!A BIG jam for the Seminoles! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/cmhAFYlwFo— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:20 p.m.: Vermont is 9 of 16 from 3 and has a three-point lead on the Seminoles. ERNIE DUNCAN FOR THREE! 👌 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/muHVYxmGNl— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:44 p.m.: With two and a half minutes left in the first half we have a tie game.If someone wants to see ball movement, just show them this play. pic.twitter.com/BbtSyN0m2K— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:39 p.m.: Florida State’s frontcourt is intimidating. Exhibit A:Florida State was NOT having that! 🚫 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/QyQJTwAhiq— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:21 p.m.: Vermont is holding its own early on.Catch & shoot = 💦Vermont is leading the way in Hartford! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/bDd7Q1MSGL— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:01 p.m.: We now have four games going on. This is March Madness at its finest. No. 5 Auburn 78 vs. No. 12 New Mexico State 773:54 p.m.: The Aggies had a chance to win but the shot is airballed and Auburn survives.Auburn survives a WILD finish. pic.twitter.com/KAU23NUAlP— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20193:49 p.m.: He only makes one free throw but the rebound was tipped out of bounds and it looks like New Mexico State will keep the ball.3:47 p.m.: Auburn makes just one free throw and the Tigers follow the 3-point shooter with 1.7 to play. Aggies’ guard AJ Harris passed on an easy layup to tie the game.WHAT is happening?! pic.twitter.com/wXIkIBarE1— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20193:44 p.m.: Auburn goes 3 of 4 from the free-throw line but JoJo Zamora hits a 3 for the Aggies and it’s a 1-point game again with 6.8 seconds left. 3:40 p.m.: The Aggies hit a 3 from NBA range and it’s a 1-point game!1 POINT GAME! 😱 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/tepZ0pVkif— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:34 p.m.: New Mexico State is hanging around. It has cut the lead to five with 49 seconds to play.The Aggies cut it to 5 with under a minute left! 👀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ONX5yFASQI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20193:18 p.m.: Bad news for New Mexico State if Jared Harper keeps hitting 3s.Harper hits his 3rd 👌 to extend @AuburnMBB ‘s lead to 12! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mmxi1blxBs— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:50 p.m.: 10-0 run for Auburn as it moves the lead to double digits.Auburn is opening things up on New Mexico St pic.twitter.com/qIdlj54OtP— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:22 p.m.: Auburn holds a slight 32-29 lead at the half. Johnny McCants has 10 points off the bench for the Aggies.1:49 p.m.: AGGIE UP BIG FELLA.What a cram. pic.twitter.com/1fFtnnGE66— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20191:42 p.m.: The Aggies are coming out firing. They are off to an early 14-8 lead on seven bench points.No. 3 LSU 79, Yale 742:51 p.m.: LSU escapes with the victory. Yale kept it interesting with some made 3s, but LSU executed at the free throw line to hold on.2:42 p.m.: Yale trails by five with 41 seconds left. This Miye Oni dunk helped.CLIMB THE LADDER! 😤 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UfdX43OADA— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:30 p.m.: Tough times for the Belmont radio booth.Not the soda! pic.twitter.com/bmq6QGHO6y— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:10 p.m.: Yale just won’t go away. The Tigers’ lead is back to single digits.Miye Oni hits a 3 and cuts the lead in Jacksonville! 💦 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/KSmMzyokeD— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20191:24 p.m.: Skylar Mays with a devastating euro step and the Tigers are on cruise control. LSU is up 45-29 at the half.The Tigers came out to PLAY! 🐯 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/YBtXvqCIrQ— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20191:08 p.m.: The day has just started, but it’s tough to see any dunk topping it.NAZ REID HAVE MERCY! pic.twitter.com/BncuFSeAfx— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 201912:45 p.m.: What a start for the Tigers. They have scored the first nine points of this game, forcing Yale to call a timeout less than three minutes into this one.LSU with the BIG rejection & finish! 💪 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/mXpKJhvPaP— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2019No. 10 Minnesota 86, No. 7 Louisville 762:32 p.m.: The Gophers thwart the comeback attempt and advance to the second round. They will play the winner of Michigan State vs. Bradley.Gabe Kalscheur caught fire with 24pts for @GopherMBB ! 🔥🔥🔥 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/qei63QHlxv— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 20192:15 p.m.: If the Cardinals make a comeback, this could be a big reason why.The bank IS OPEN at the buzzer. pic.twitter.com/xGlngW3Wss— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20192:06 p.m.: Louisville has cut it to a 10-point deficit, but it needs quick buckets, as there are under four minutes left to play.1:44 p.m.: Kalscheur with back-to-back 3s and this game is in danger of getting out of hand. Minnesota leads by 16 with 11 minutes to play.1:38 p.m.: Something to keep an eye on: Minnesota’s double-double machine Jordan Murphy is being looked at by trainers on the sideline. 1:33 p.m.: Stellar vision and decision-making by Ryan McMahon with this pass.🔨🔨🔨 pic.twitter.com/wNywq4IOJh— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 20191:31 p.m.: Minnesota has come out strong out of the half and extends the lead to double digits for the first time in the game. It leads 50-40.1:01 p.m.: Minnesota, which averaged five made 3s per game this season, has scored six at halftime and Amir Coffey leads with 13 points. The Gophers are up 38-33 at the break.Amir Coffey = playmaker 💪 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/CSGeEfia6P— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:56 p.m.: Gabe Kalscheur hit two big 3s to extend Minnesota’s lead, but this shot from Jordan Nwora on the other end is as pretty as it gets. The madness has finally come, and although the first day of the 2019 NCAA Tournament was not ripe with upsets, a handful of spectacular individual performances did not disappoint.Ja Morant stole the show on Day 1, as the likely NBA lottery pick became just the ninth player, and the first since Draymond Green in 2012, to record a triple-double as his 12-seed Murray State team pulled off the largest upset of the day in defeating 5-seed Marquette. That’s DEEP! 😳 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/3CZNFVYgX7— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:49 p.m.: Minnesota has outscored Louisville 13-7 since the midway point of the half and now lead by four points.Make it a 9-1 run from the Golden Gophers to take a 21-17 lead! 🏀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/0rRtKqsXTI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 201912:38 p.m.: Tight game throughout the early stages so far. Louisville leads 16-15 with eight minutes left.12:16 p.m.: The ball is tipped and the first round is underway.last_img read more

10 Free After Effects Training Resources

first_imgThese 10 websites/podcasts will elevate your After Effects skills. From the beginner to the advanced user this After Effects training has something for everyone here.Want to become an After Effects expert?  There are a lot of paid resources out there for learning AE, but in this post we’ve rounded up 10 FREE After Effects training resources you may not know about.These days video editors are expected to wear multiple hats and doing basic motion graphics/compositing is one of them.  Dig into these sites to start learning essential After Effects skills!MotionworksTutorials on After Effects, Cinema 4D and Photoshop.  A full range of After Effects training, not just special effects.  Motionworks has a nice section on breakdowns so you can see deconstruct how effects were created.MamoworldFor those new to After Effect start with the “Guru Lessons” series. In approx 1.5 hours Mamo (a pro AE user) covers the basics of After Effects such as keyframing, masks, effects, adjustment layers, keying and color correction.  For those wanting to jumpstart their compositing/tracking skills, check out the After Effects training tutorial on using Mocha.Rampant Design ToolsFor beginners they  have a series called “Discovering After Effects” that in 10 lessons shows you what you need to get started.  They also offer  intermediate/advanced tutorials on working with the camera tracker and 3D camera in After Effects.VFX Bro VFXBro creates tutorials that focus on special effects and are generally aimed at the beginner/intermediate user.  Be sure to check out their section of free After Effects resources (plugins, presets, etc).  VFXBro makes learning After Effects fun.Creative Cow PodcastAn ongoing podcast on working with After Effects.  The content tends to be geared most towards beginner and intermediate After Effects users.  Watch them the AE training podcasts in SD & HD on the website or via iTunes. They also offer podcasts in Premiere Pro & Photoshop for video.Grayscale GorillaIt is common for motion graphics to combine After Effects with a 3D program. Cinema 4D is a popular app for motion graphics as it works well with After Effects.  Grayscale Gorilla has a bunch of intermediate and advanced tutorials on integrating the 2 apps in a motion design workflow. SternFXBefore starting his own site, Eran Stern wrote popular tutorials for Creative Cow. Now on his own site, he creates After Effects training tutorials geared toward beginneer to intermediate users.  The Downloads page has also has FREE presets and project files.  Tons of great info.Film RiotAn “over the top style show” that  is fun, irreverent, and focuses on creating low budget effects in After Effects.  If you’re looking for a light-hearted (but info filled) resource for After Effects training, this would be it! MaxafterIntermediate to advanced tutorials on using After Effects, Photoshop, illustrator, and 3D.  Maxafter also has an array of FREE and paid After Effects templates and project files that are worth checking out for your video editing and motion design projects.VideoCopilotA very popular site as it offers free tutorials on creating “big budget” special effects.  The basic training series is often overlooked, and a great place for those new to After Effects to start.  His other tutorials are intermediate to advanced and often use third party plugins and expressions.Get Inspired!Besides learning how to make stuff, seeing what others are doing is inspiring and gets the creative juices flowing. Two of my favorites for this are Motionographer & Art of the Title.Motionogapher spotlights the best Motion Graphics/Animation from around the world. They also have a list of Tutorials, Communities, and Events for the Motion Designer.Art of the Title showcases Film/TV Title Design, with storyboards, interviews, and breakdowns of the creative process. The title sequences range from back in the day (40-50’s) to the present date.last_img read more

Paul George hits winner, scores 45 as Thunder beat Jazz in 2OT

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder forwards Paul George (13) and Jerami Grant (9) celebrate after George hit a shot with less than a second left in the second overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The Thunder won 148-147. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George floated in a basket with less than a second remaining in double-overtime, capping a 45-point night with the winning shot in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 148-147 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday.George dribbled out the final seconds before driving between two defenders and floating in a shot with 0.8 seconds left. Kyle Korver got off a desperate 3 for Utah, but it went long as the buzzer sounded.ADVERTISEMENT Thunder: Oklahoma City scored at least 115 points for the 19th straight game, passing the Cincinnati Royals for the second longest such streak in NBA history. The Denver Nuggets hold the record with 22 straight. … Oklahoma City swept the season series against Utah. … The Thunder have won seven straight at home.WELCOME TO THE THUNDERDOMEMarkieff Morris received a rousing round of applause when he made his first appearance on the court for the Thunder. Morris, signed as a free agent Wednesday, checked in 3 1/2 minutes into the first quarter after Grant picked up two quick fouls, but was ineffective in his first stint. He played the rest of the quarter without taking a shot or grabbing a rebound, picking up two fouls of his own. He played 17 minutes, missed his only shot and had two assists.UP NEXTJazz: Hosts Dallas on Saturday night.Thunder: Hosts Sacramento on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russell Westbrook added 43 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, helping Oklahoma City overcome 38 points from Donovan Mitchell. Westbrook fouled out with 1:09 left in the first overtime, ending his NBA streak of 11 consecutive games with a triple-double.The game went to overtime after the Thunder’s Jerami Grant completed a tying three-point play, then blocked Mitchells shot at the other end. Grant had 18 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn the first overtime, Abdel Nader hit a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 139-137 lead in the final minute after Westbrook and Terrance Ferguson had fouled out. Utah’s Rudy Gobert tipped in the tying basket with 33.7 seconds left, and George and Mitchell eached missed jumpers in the closing seconds.Gobert hit two free throws with 1:10 left in the second overtime for a 147-146 lead, but Utah went cold from there. Mitchell’s driving shot off the glass missed the rim, and Joe Ingles missed on a long 3-point try as the shot clock expired with 13.2 seconds left. Still in the hunt MOST READ PH 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 LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Steven Adams played a game-high 47 minutes for Oklahoma City, returning from a pre-All-Star break ankle injury to score 16 points and grab 10 rebounds to go along with five steals.Derek Favors hit his first 10 shots, finishing with 24 points and 11 rebounds for Utah. Gobert had 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz.The teams were physical throughout. Westbrook got a flagrant foul for crashing into Gobert while defending a layup, and there was a fracas late in the first half after Jae Crowder fouled the Thunder’s Dennis Schroder.TIP-INSJazz: It was the first time Utah had scored more than 140 points in a game in seven years and the first time they had allowed more than 140 points since 2009.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Honorio Banario eyes August return, Dutch fighter Pieter Buist hopes to set up fight

first_img“I would like to face Honorio as I got offered him as my first fight in Manila, I said yes but they went with someone else,” said Buist in an interview with ONEFC.com. “He is a former World champion too, and I have lots of family there so it would be good.”Buist (13-4) was fresh off a technical knockout victory over Kota Shimoishi earlier in May while Banario (14-8) has lost two of his last three fights.No official announcement has been made for a match between the two fighters but this is still an intriguing matchup nonetheless.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Honorio Banario doesn’t need to look far away for his next opponent in ONE Championship.The former ONE World featherweight champion looks to jumpstart his return to the sport nearly six months after his loss to Lowen Tynanes in the quarterfinals of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img And his target date is on August 2 for ONE: Dawn of Heroes at Mall of Asia Arena with an opponent already looking for a match.“My target is to be included on the next Manila event in August,” said Banario. “Hopefully, I’ll get to start training so I can get myself back in shape because I have been busy.”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, logisticsBanario begged off from a slot in ONE: Roots of Honor, which was held on April 12 at MOA Arena, due to prior commitments but he is now eager to get back in the cage and so is his opponent.The Netherlands’ Pieter Buist looks to take on Banario in Manila, which is a place he is oddly familiar with. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Honorio Banario inspired to get back on winning track in ONE Championship PLAY LIST 01:43Honorio Banario inspired to get back on winning track in ONE Championship00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES PVL: Pacifictown-Army spoils Motolite debut for 2nd winlast_img read more

Joel Klatt Thinks Oklahoma State Should be Retroactively Award Win over Central Michigan

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Matt Leinart and Joel Klatt sat down earlier this week to discuss week 2 of the college football playoff rankings. As they went down the list discussing some of their buzz schools, they landed on the discussion of the Big 12.Oklahoma State’s an interesting team too. They control their destiny in this conference. This goes back — this is so funny — (no its not!) to that Central Michigan game with that controversial call,” Leinart said.“If their only loss was at Baylor,” Klatt interjected. “Let’s say the officials make the correct call, or the Big 12 does what it should do which is retroactively award the win, because it wasn’t a subjective foul it was a game operations [error]. You can say the game was over and they played a play for fun.”Check out the full interaction in the video below:last_img read more

Valverde sees Coutinho & Dembele progress

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho Coutinho & Dembele took step forward in Barcelona win, says Valverde Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 09:36 25/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Lionel Messi Ernesto Valverde Luis Suárez Ousmane Dembélé Barcelona v Girona Girona Primera División Videos Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi may have orchestrated the Blaugrana’s comeback against Girona, but the coach reserved praise for his side’s big signings Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was proud to see Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele contribute to his side’s 6-1 win over Girona on Saturday and feels the pair are progressing well.Valverde started Coutinho, Dembele, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez together for the first time and he was buoyed by the efforts of this season’s two blockbusting signings.Coutinho opened his La Liga account with an excellent long-range strike, while both he and Dembele set up Luis Suarez on his way to a hat-trick, with Lionel Messi netting twice. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And while Messi and Suarez took most plaudits for turning the result around after Girona’s early opening goal, Valverde feels things are coming together with Dembele and Coutinho.”When a player scores as Coutinho did he gains more and more confidence, which is what a player is always looking for,” he told reporters.”They are players who have to help us and who are already doing it, each with their own characteristics.”Dembele has a more extreme profile, he brings more depth [to Barcelona’s play] but he has had problems with injuries and skipped that period of adaptation. That’s why he’s still getting used to the team.”Coutinho plays very well in the inside game. I think both have taken a step forward today.”As well as his goal scoring heroics, Suarez’s actions towards the end of the game became the subject of debate.Some observers alleged Suarez was trying to get a yellow card that would have resulted in a suspension for Thursday’s trip to Las Palmas, clearing his disciplinary slate for Atletico Madrid’s crunch visit to Camp Nou next weekend.Referee Javier Alberola showed leniency with Suarez but Spain left-back Jordi Alba will miss the Las Palmas game after he was carded for bringing down Pablo Maffeo.Asked about the events during the final minutes, Valverde said: “They are moments of the game and the referee decides.”I have nothing to say about that. If we have a setback due to an accumulation of bookings, another player will play. We’ll decide what we do.”last_img read more

Chelsea pathetic as Man City cement dominance

first_imgManchester City Chelsea’s decline is pathetic but Man City are in a league of their own Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 02:21 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Pep Guardiola Bernardo Silva Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Guardiola Yaya Touré Manchester City v Chelsea Chelsea Opinion The Londoners finished 15 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side last season but are now 25 points behind, and their approach on Sunday shows why When Chelsea beat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last December, Antonio Conte’s men went seven points clear of their rivals as they continued their march towards the Premier League title. On Sunday, City’s dominant victory put them a staggering 25 points clear of last season’s champions.The difference in the two sides, in such a short period of time, is quite incredible. Chelsea, who won the title at a canter in Conte’s first season, were quite frankly pathetic here. City were not quite at their majestic best, but they did not have to be. The Londoners, who had all the answers last season, offered nothing but a meek defensive display. In the parlance of their former manager, they parked the bus, and in fairness they did limit City’s chances. The problem was that they created absolutely nothing themselves.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp They failed to register a shot of any kind in the first half – the first time they have done that since Opta records began in 2003 – and too often their forays forward simply came to nothing. Eden Hazard, deployed as a false 9, may as well have not showed up. On more than one occasion he threw his hands up in disgust as a long ball forward sailed over his head.Chelsea, not for the first time this season, had no attacking plan. Think of their performance against Barcelona but without Willian’s long-range shots.A lack of attacking cohesion is nothing new this season and it is why they could genuinely miss out on the top four.Coming on the back of such a dominant title victory, the decline is staggering.Conte will surely go in the summer and the bandwagon will roll on, but once again the Londoners will find themselves in a position familiar to City fans: worldbeaters one season, also-rans the next.For City those days seem to be a thing of the past, certainly as long as Pep Guardiola is in the dug-out.Now they have all the answers.Antonio Conte ChelseaEven had Chelsea put up more of a fight this season it is doubtful they would have got anywhere near lifting the title again.City are far and away the best team in the country and if Guardiola can focus minds over the summer it is hard to see anybody else bridging the gap in the near future.As Conte was credited with taming English football with a three-man defence and a seemingly unstoppable counter-attack, Guardiola was said to be struggling to get to grips with his new surroundings.He was slowly making his mark on City but too many flaky performances ultimately undermined the Catalan’s first season. Man City celebrateThe game against Chelsea in December 2016 highlights their issues.Then, City dominated the game but failed to take their chances and watched on as Chelsea got in behind to fire past a hopeless Claudio Bravo.Guardiola insisted his side deserved to win that day, and whether he is right or not the outcome only serves as further proof of how far the Catalan’s side have come.Last season’s lapses, at both ends of the pitch, are by now a thing of the pastThey are past the point of proving themselves to anybody, at least as far as the league is concerned; they are 19 points clear at the top of the table. They may have invested plenty of money to help catch Chelsea up yet Guardiola’s work on the training field has been evident all season. It certainly was on Sunday.They barely let Chelsea breathe when in possession, and when they won it back they knocked it around probing patiently for openings. Their structure ensured there were few opportunities for the kind of costly counter-attacks of last season. Quite simply, Chelsea’s players often looked like strangers. City’s look like they’ve been doing this for years, and the fear for the rest is that they will succeed where Chelsea have failed and do it, consistently, for years to come. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Five Things We Learned from OSU’s Season-Opening Win, and One We Didn’t

first_imgIn case you were not one of us reluctant night owls who stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, or you haven’t checked your Twitter feed, Oklahoma State won its season opener against Oregon State, and it was a mostly fun evening.As I slurp down my second cup of coffee, I’ll attempt to meander through the fog of last night’s memory and punctuate five things we learned from OSU’s exhilarating opener, and one we didn’t.1. Oklahoma State Has Found its QBAdChoices广告For all the conjecture and prognosticating about who would start at quarterback, Mike Gundy played his hand right before kickoff and he may never have to look back.Spencer Sanders’ debut rivaled that of some of the most prolific passers in the Gundy era statistically, and felt even more special.He wasn’t perfect, but he was electric and he showed off the type of game-changing talent and athleticism that doesn’t come around all that often.By the way, Sanders’ 79.2 completion rate from Friday lands at T-8th all-time at OSU (with at least 20 pass attempts). Brandon Weeden only topped that three times in his career. Mason Rudolph, Zac Robinson and Mike Gundy each only had one game where they were more accurate.2. OSU’s Defense Hasn’t Arrived but Its Future Looks BrightComing into this year, the assumed strength of the defense was its seasoned secondary. But it was the younger defenders who impressed in Corvallis while its back end gave up a handful of chunk plays. Isaiah Hodgins is still open.We saw flashes of ability from guys like true freshman Trace Ford and sophomore safety Tre Sterling. And Amen Ogbongbemiga looked more than comfortable taking over at starting Mike backer. It’s just one game, but it’s nice to see those young guns making some plays.3. Chuba Hubbard is Still a Bad ManThe Cowboys rode their bell cow back often and especially early as Sanders got acclimated to the game. Chuba was dynamic and when the offensive line made a hole, he found it and made a play.Spencer Sanders may very well be the future of OSU football, but this team will go as far as Chuba can drag it.And I’m here for the hyperbole. Start prepping for the Heisman ceremony.4. Sean Gleeson Has Put His Imprint on the Offense When he wasn’t stuck in an elevator, OSU’s new OC had a nice debut of his own. Gleeson’s offense scored six touchdowns on its first seven drives and didn’t punt until the third quarter when things were mostly settled.And it’s nice to see that he’s brought his own wrinkles to the offense.Here it is from #okstate last night. pic.twitter.com/xIAPQxKPXq— Dustin Ragusa (@DustRagu) August 31, 2019 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 5. This Team Is Going to Be Fun to WatchI don’t know how good Oklahoma State will be once Big 12 play starts or how high its ceiling is, but I’m pretty stoked to be able to cover it and see more plays like this.And this.And this.6. What We Didn’t LearnThis really was the perfect tune-up game for Spencer Sanders and this offense. You get to beat up on a team with the guise of a Power 5 defense on the road, and build some confidence along the way. But it’s important to remember that the same Beavers, who Oklahoma State casually hung 52 points on, finished 129th out of 130 teams in scoring defense last season.The real test won’t come until Big 12 play starts in Austin in three weeks, but for now you’ve got to love that OSU is 1-0 with a good chance of starting 3-0 and has some built momentum to start the year.last_img read more