Big Ten Next Year

first_imgWhat does Bo Ryan have left on the Wisconsin team for next year?  Player of the Year, Frank Kaminsky, and Sam Dekker will both be pros.  Wisconsin also loses Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson, and Duje Dukan who were all seniors.  That will leave the Badgers with Koenic and Hayes from this year’s team.Several other Big Ten teams have also lost Stars to either graduation or the pros.  Iowa had several seniors on their team as did Penn State.  IU’s Yogi Ferrell is contemplating going pro as is Ohio State’s Diangelo Russell.  Purdue lost John Octeus to graduation, but AJ Hammons has decided to return for his senior year.  Michigan State and Michigan, as well as Maryland, will have key core players back.Several other players are trying to decide whether they will be high or low picks in the draft system and this could change several other Big Ten programs.last_img read more

O’Neill looking to gain momentum

first_imgMichael O’Neill rates Sunday’s victory in Hungary as his best result in charge of Northern Ireland but insists it will only matter if they follow up by beating the Faroe Islands next month. Press Association O’Neill has previously overseen a home win against Fabio Capello’s Russia and a 1-1 draw with Portugal in Porto, but the 2-1 success in Budapest immediately overtook both as his favourite result since taking over from Nigel Worthington. That is down to timing more than anything, with close-range finishes from Niall McGinn and Kyle Lafferty giving Northern Ireland the best possible start to Euro 2016 qualifying. “But we can’t get ahead of ourselves. These are the kind of games, when we’re underdogs, that we go out and pick up points, but it’s the next game against the Faroe Islands – when we should beat them – those are the games where we’ve struggled.” Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis was also celebrating, having led his side to the first away victory of his tenure. The Southampton midfielder has long been a shining light in otherwise unimpressive performances, but this time the 29-year-old was able to reflect on a positive display. “We’re not going to get carried away but we caused them problems and I think we deserved the win,” he said. “Everybody gave their all and that’s what it’s going to take if we’re going to do anything out of this group. “Of course we know we’re not going to come away from home and dominate possession against quality sides but we’re going to try and build on this and get a bit of consistency. “Hungary are a good side and are ranked above us, but I thought we were really disciplined in our play and had to be patient at times. “Whenever we got a chance to play we put some nice patterns together. “But we also had that kind of ruthlessness in the final third which you need in games like this.” But despite the good feeling created by a first away win in over four years, O’Neill is already looking to the next test – a visit from Group F’s relative minnows. “This results feels bigger than Russia or Portugal because it means we’ve started the campaign on the front foot with three points away from home,” he said. “I felt we missed the opportunity to get some momentum going early in the last campaign but we haven’t missed it this time and that means we need to push on from here. “The truth is these three points are only as valuable as what we make of them. “We have a home game against the Faroes now which sets us up to be in a good position after a couple of games, but we have to make sure we do that.” Lafferty, who did more than anyone to drag his side over the line, echoed those sentiments. The 26-year-old Norwich striker made the piercing run and cross that teed up McGinn for the equaliser 10 minutes from time and then showed admirable endeavour to hook the winner over the line in a scramble. But looking ahead to the next test, he said: “When we dig deep, we’ll pick up points and we’ve done that this time. last_img read more

El Cap proves the perfect Nap for bettingexpert at Thirsk

first_img ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Submit 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert210.07 3Alexman – OLBG25.10 4Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 5Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 6Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 7Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 8Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 9Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 10Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon The Sir Michael Stoute-trained El Cap (4-1) proved to be the correct Nap of the Day for bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris in the Tipster Challenge at Thirsk.Harris and Alexman, a hot horse racing tipster from the OLBG sports betting community, shared the same two victories across the eight-race meet.However, while a win for El Cap cemented Harris’ place in second with a 10.07 average, OLBG could only squeeze into the top three with a 5.10-point total.Race Winners at Thirsk:Trusting Friend – 8/1Rockies Spirit – 3/1Give Em A Clump – 11/10Sir Billy Wright – 6/1Mango Chutney – 7/2Original Choice – 5/4El Cap – 4/1Questo – 4/1Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboardcenter_img Share RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points.last_img read more