Ryan Day Reveals How He’ll Approach Michigan Rivalry

first_imgOhio State coach Ryan Day celebrating during a football game.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Interim head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during The AdvoCare Showdown against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)In almost all cases, players and coaches pay lip service to the notion that they are only looking ahead to the game in front of them. That isn’t the case for Ohio State and its biggest rival, though.Michigan is always on the Buckeyes’ minds, even when that game is months away. The team even spends time in the spring practicing specifically for that rivalry.There are a number of reasons why Ohio State has dominated that series so much since Jim Tressel took over the program almost 20 years ago. Still, it is hard to argue that the attention paid to the “Team Up North” doesn’t have any impact, given the results.Ryan Day was asked about his approach to the Ohio State-Michigan game, and he says he plans to continue the things that Urban Meyer did to keep the rivalry in focus.He went out of his way to say that he expects a tough game this season, before confirmed that the Michigan game is an every day agenda item for the program, like it had been under Meyer. He spoke about it at the Columbus Morning Sports Report earlier today. Via 247Sports:“First off, a lot of deep breaths when I started thinking about the game. I start to get a little worked up,” Day said. “And the way last year’s game went, we’re going to have our hands full next year because that kind of got one-sided and they didn’t expect that.“But we still have our Team Up North periods, which we do in the spring. This is a period where we’re practicing against them for 10 minutes. We turn on the loudspeaker and play our music and play highlights from the game before. Coach (Mick) Marotti, our strength and conditioning coach, will have those days where, if there’s 225 days until The Game then there are 225 reps that they’re about to do to end the workout. Things like this to make sure everybody understands what that rivalry is. We have a huge ceremony in the spring with the Gold Paints where former players come in and talk to the team about the rivalry. We show a video.“Nobody’s allowed to wear blue in the facility. If they do, they have to do five push-ups right on the floor. It doesn’t matter if they’re 90 years old or in a stroller, we make them do it. We make them do it. If they say the word in the facilities, same thing. So it’s a way of life. In our recruiting room, we have a list of all the people they’ve recruited, and that’s our first thing is to beat them. Then after that, we kind of go from there. So we have to live it every day.”Ohio State has national title aspirations every year, and they want to beat the Michigan States and Penn States and whichever elite programs they have in the non-conference. Even with the recent dominance, though, nothing tops the Michigan game for those in Columbus.[247Sports]last_img read more

Cyberbullying Investigative Unit a First in Canada

first_img Status of Women Minister Marilyn More is co-ordinating the provincial action. She is meeting with community and women’s groups, youth and others to seek their advice. She is also meeting with Wayne MacKay, who chaired the task force on bullying and cyberbullying. “Cyberbullying and technology is changing the world around us at a rapid pace, but technology is only a tool,” said Ms. More. “The reason that technology is used to cause hurt and harm link to broader issues around sexual violence, issues that have evolved over generations. “Nova Scotia is not alone in the need to respond to this tremendous challenge, but I am inspired by the countless groups and individuals who have asked what they can do.” Ms. More also thanked the cyberbullying task force members for their advice that is shaping the way forward. “This collective energy and will presents an opportunity to make a real difference, and to better protect girls, women and all Nova Scotians,” she said. More information on where people can turn if they need help is available at www.novascotia.ca . Victims will be better protected and cyberbullies will be held accountable for their actions, with legislative changes, including a new Cyber-Safety Act the province introduced today, April 25. The legislation will create the country’s first cyber-investigative unit and allow families and victims to get protection orders from the court. School principals will also have clear authority to act against bullying or cyberbullying, on or off school grounds. “For too long, cyberbullies have been able to torment others, knowing the authorities would have a hard time holding them accountable,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “That is about to change. “This legislation will help identify cyberbullies who often hide behind IP addresses or off school grounds, and stop their harmful actions.” The province is creating a new Cyber SCAN investigative unit within the Justice Department. Investigators will respond quickly to complaints, negotiate formal or informal resolutions and, if necessary, seek a cyberbullying prevention order. The court may order a person stop the online communication. The unit will be up and running this fall. Education Act amendments will also reflect the need for school boards to co-operate fully with investigators. “We need to remember that students who are cyberbullying are young people, too, and some do not understand the seriousness of their behaviour,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Ramona Jennex. “Having an investigator come to their door can, very quickly, take away their keyboard courage, stopping the harmful action and teaching young people to take responsibility and make better decisions in future.” The legislation will also allow victims and their families to seek a court protection order. Similar to an order that can be sought by the cyber-investigative unit, it can ban a person from contacting the victim, talking about them online, or using any means of electronic communication. Courts could also order computers, smartphones or tablets be confiscated. “As a student attending high school, I feel that if I were to ever come across a problem such as cyberbullying, I would feel more than comfortable going to a teacher or an adult,” said Hilary Beck, a Grade 12 student at Halifax West High School. “If this was done to me or another student, the ability to speak to an adult is so important during these times.” Victims will also be able to file a legal action against cyberbullies. If the cyberbully is a minor, their parents could be liable for damages. The events leading up to Rehtaeh Parsons’s tragic death earlier this month made the need clear for swift and comprehensive actions. Other provincial actions include: pushing for changes to the Criminal Code reviewing how the Halifax Regional School Board, IWK Health Centre, Capital Health and associated agencies approached events leading up to Ms. Parsons’s death reviewing how the police and Public Prosecution Service handled the case, immediately after the criminal process co-ordinating a public education campaignlast_img read more