IU Student Arrested at Reds Game

first_imgCINCINNATI, Oh. — An IU-Bloomington student was arrested Thursday after he ran onto the field of a Reds game against the Cubs in Cincinnati.22-year-old Dylan Cressy ran onto the field and briefly celebrated with members of the Cubs following pitcher Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter.An officer took him away quickly after and he was charged with criminal trespass.last_img

OSU Players React After Sugar Bowl Loss

first_imgThings didn’t go the way the players wanted it to go on the field on Saturday night … that much was obvious. They took to twitter postgame and expressed their feelings after a tough loss to Ole Miss.Ups an downs….we had a great season. I’d just like to thank God. What a journey. #GoPokes— Tracery (@Trace_Clark) January 2, 2016 Win or lose I’m still so glad I could be on this team. Wouldn’t trade it for a thing ?? #blessed#GoPokes— Zach The Punter (@ZachSinor29) January 2, 2016 God’s goodness doesn’t depend on wins and losses. Glory to Him, win or lose! Thankful for a great year with my brothers. #GoPokes— Brad Lundblade (@BradLundblade) January 2, 2016 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.center_img Great season, I’m proud of the way these men fought all year. This is just the beginning! #GoPokes— Victor Irokansi (@CoachVic_) January 2, 2016https://twitter.com/KooMoDee/status/683208291762192384Many thanks to the Orange family at the hotel when we returned. Awesome fans. Pains me to sickness we didn’t get it done for you.— Glenn Spencer (@Glenn_Spencer) January 2, 2016 Loyal and true! Love my brothers and the fans!!!— Emmanuel Ogbah (@EmanOgbah) January 2, 2016last_img read more

Notes On Mike Gundy’s Baylor Press Conference

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. Coach was sporting the Bronc Rider shirt as he previewed Baylor. He also talked about the running game, our deep threats, some incredibly awkward moments on the Walterscheid family, the Gullet and awesome remarks on his feelings on patriotism.Opening Remarks• “The Pitt game was kind of what we thought. So we’re looking forward to a good week of practice, and getting ready to travel down to Waco play good Baylor football team. “Dealing with Baylor• “They’ll be a real challenge for us. They’re the exact same in all three phases scheme-wise as what they have been over the last few years.”• Are there any different with Briles not there? “You wouldn’t know. When you watch them on tape they look the exact same as they did the last few years.” Great…• How important is it to get off to a fast start on the road? “Anytime you’re on the road you want to try and start quick, minimize the crowd. You want to be able to run the football well. Just like any game, you want to start fast and you don’t want to play flat.”• “I think they’ve increased the excitement down there with their stadium sitting on the river, I would guess.”• It doesn’t seem like Baylor’s been tested. “This is where they’ve been from a schedule standpoint. We haven’t played them this early in a while…and it’s (their soft schedule) been talked about. Unfortunately, for a lot of us in this league, it wasn’t a factor. Very similar to what they have been in the last few years.”• How do you handle Seth Russell? “Well, just what they’ve done the last few years. They’re going to try and pound you running the football, they’re really good at it. And, as soon as you get down in there and watch him, they’re going to try and throw it over your head. The guys that have played there in that system have been very accurate on throwing the deep balls.”•  What is it that’s so explosive about Baylor’s offense? “Well, it’s eight-man football, right? You take two guys or three guys and put them as far as you can on the sideline and then you’ve got to match up, so it’s your eight vs. our eight. It’s a pretty simple process; it’s just not easy to defend.”• What’s the downside to doing that? “Not sure right now. Hasn’t been much over the last three years. It’s (Baylor’s offense) is gaining ground. If you look at it from the football standpoint, it’s really the veer offense essentially, with eight people involved with a little bit of throwing game depending on what the safeties do. It’s a rushing offense. They’ll throw it over your head a few times, but it’s a rushing offense.”• What do you make of Baylor’s slow starts this season? “Last year when they played SMU they had the same results in the first quarter. They have schemes on offense that they can hang out for a while and then, you know, I change the channel, and you look back and it was 12-6 and now it’s 34-6. That’s the style of play they give you with their offense.”On Mason and the Running Game• “Oklahoma State traditionally kind of goes as their quarterback goes. He plays good, we usually do pretty well. He’s matured and he understands. I thought he missed three, maybe four throws last week. But overall his reads and where he was with the football was a pretty high percentage.”• You’ve said you’re ‘one guy away’ from making big strides in the running game. Do you still think that? “Not ‘big strides.’ I’ve always been hesitant. I’ve said ‘we’re making strides.’ We had four plays where six guys were blocking the right guy and one guy was blocking the wrong guy.”• “Our missed assignments with the blockers has been fewer this year than it has been over the last two years, per average, per game. And that’s covering guys up, that’s taking a step in the right direction. Then the skill guys have to make plays.”• Mason continually said in the postgame, “We rushed for four touchdowns.” What about that? “Any improvement that we make in the running game is big to us right now as an offense. I think our players understand that, even the quarterback. He understands the importance of us being able to run the football because that allows him to be successful throwing.”• How would you summarize Rennie’s career? “He’s had a lot of highs and lows. I told him Saturday, when he had that really nice run…he made the corner miss and he took off and outran him for 70 yards. That’s what we brought him here to do and it hasn’t happened as much as it did really in his true freshman year. Hopefully that will kick-start him a little bit and help us. We have to reevaluate Carson tomorrow. Fortunately Rennie ran hard against a pretty good defense and that was a good sign for us.”• What’s the impact in having Seales on the outside along with the President? “He (Seales) not only had a good game receiving but he played very well downfield blocking, played hard. It might have been the best complete game that he’s ever played. When you have a player that has the caliber of what Washington has, like we had here in the past – now I’m not making comparisons to 1st-round picks – but when we had Dez and Blackmon and even Rashaun Woods, if you don’t have anybody on the other side of the field then you’re going to get an under coverage and a guy over the top. So it helps that you have those other guys.”On the science of the Cole Walterscheid family…and the Gullet• “He was 6’6” 205 when he got here. If he turned sideways you couldn’t see him. He’s got a big Dad – tall Dad. Mom’s pretty good size for a female. So we were hoping he would grow into this. But he’s got tremendous work habits, a great attitude, he loves to play football. He was the player of the game for us, and we just can’t find enough guys like that. There’s just not enough guys out there like that, that just love the game of football that would play for free.”• Could’ve just stopped right there. But, no… “If his dad would have been my size, we probably wouldn’t have taken him, because you would think he’s not going to be very big. Most of these guys, you know, the male, in most cases, is going to take after the mom’s side anyway. The mom, I mean, she’s a, she’s a taller lady for a female. So, we felt like he would be a good risk.”• Is that science you’re citing there? “Just like your, in most cases your receding hairline will be based on your mother’s dad. My mom’s dad had a full head of hair! He just didn’t have a mullet. He worked for General Motors for 40 years and they wouldn’t let you have a mullet.”• Is that why you’re growing yours, to protest? “I don’t even know why I’m doing it anymore now. GM’s having a hard time. I hate to protest right now – especially up in Michigan.”• Back to the defense, in particular, the front line: “I think they have a chance to be a really good college defensive front if they stay healthy and keep working hard. We have some depth. That gives them the best shot.”Closing comments• What did you think about striping the stadium? “I thought it was awesome. I would recommend doing it every game, or having the pom-poms. I thought that was what college football is supposed to look like. It looked to me like the fans wanted to participate and be involved with it.”last_img read more

Oklahoma State Pledge Kris McCune Named Blue-Grey All-American

first_imgKris McCune, a senior safety from Dallas Christian is yet another Cowboy recruit who will participate in an All-American bowl. He has received an invite to join the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl,  a bowl that Oklahoma State receiver Jalen McCleskey competed in several years ago.McCune is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete who plays both ways for Dallas Christian but will secure his role in Stillwater as a safety and projects as a defensive back at the next level.Oklahoma State will lose safeties Jordan Sterns and Derrick Moncrief after this year, and McCune, one of several safeties expected to sign in February, will likely be in the running to try and secure early playing time in their stead. 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.last_img read more

Baker Mayfield on Mike Gundy’s Mullet: ‘Ferocious … It’s Very Dirty’

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. In the most important Bedlam news of the week: Baker Mayfield respects the mullet game of head coach Mike Gundy. Here’s what he told the Oklahoman this week.“It’s ferocious,” told the Oklahoman. “It’s very dirty. You’ve got to respect that he’s rocking it. I heard from our coach (Cale) Gundy that he kind of did it and stuck with it because one of his kids said it was awful. You’ve got to respect that he’s just doing it out of spite.”Haha, yes you do. And that’s exactly what Gundy is doing.“I said, ‘[to son Gage] If you keep bothering me, I’m not going to cut it.’ So, I let it go now for a couple months,” Gundy said this summer. “He wears on me every day. So now I’m kind of enjoying it.”screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-4-01-03-pm screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-4-01-58-pm“It’s not really curly, but it’s a mullet now,” said Gundy on Monday. “It’s definitely hit the mullet stage. At some point I’m going to have to decide what to do with it.”Mayfield would know a dirty look if he saw it, too, as he and Trevor Knight rocked the most disgusting facial history in the history of the Big 12 last year in Stillwater.[USATSI][USATSI]It’s a look Mayfield said will re-emerge this year when Knight and Thomas attend the game.Baker Mayfield says Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas will be at Bedlam with Fu Manchu mustaches.— Brady Vardeman (@BradyVardeman) November 21, 2016Mayfield’s head coach agrees. The mullet is in.last_img read more

Gregg Marshall on Jawun Evans: ‘He Was Literally Toying With Us’

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. After Oklahoma State dismantled Wichita State in a “neutral game” in Wichita, Shocker head coach Greg Marshall had some praise for OSU point guard Jawun Evans.Gregg Marshall on Jawun Evans: “He was literally toying with us, I felt like. … He could have scored 50 if he wanted to.” #OKState— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) December 18, 2016Evans had himself a game with 22 points, four assists, five rebounds and three steals.The Cowboys used staunch defense and movement on offense to keep the Shockers at bay, but Evans seemed to come up with a bucket whenever the Cowboys needed it most.He’s really fun to watch. He’s an extremely skilled scorer and may be the best guard in the country playing off of screens.So enjoy it, Cowboy fans. This may very well be the last season we get to watch Mr. Evans play in Stillwater.He did this today…??? pic.twitter.com/TBjshHWI8B— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 18, 2016And this…I’m sweating. pic.twitter.com/9MM4xZxhIW— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 18, 2016He’s a game-changer and is the perfect star for Underwood to inherit while he installs his system/players for the long haul.last_img read more

Former OSU Signee Devon Thomas to be Released Early From Prison

first_imgFormer OSU running back signee Devon Thomas is expected to be released from prison early after a judge modified his sentence on Wednesday, according to a report from the Tulsa World.Thomas is serving a 10-year sentence for a series of 2014 and 2015 charges related to two armed robberies. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced last August.As a member of OSU’s heralded 2014 recruiting class (a class that featured Tyreek Hill, James Washington, Ramon Richards, Zach Sinor and others), Thomas — a four-star recruit from Broken Arrow — joined Mason Rudolph and Devante Averette as early enrollees who arrived on campus to compete in the spring. But off-field issues and a summer arrest prompted him to be removed from the team before the 2014 season began.AdChoices广告According to the Tulsa World report citing details from the affidavits related to the crimes, Thomas held a man at gunpoint and took his clothes and money in May 2014. In the July 2015 crime, Thomas was described to have pointed a gun at a motorist and demanded to give him everything. He then pulled the motorist out of the vehicle and beat him until he lost consciousness.Thomas was originally committed to the University of Oklahoma for a brief 3-week period at the end of 2013, but flipped his decision from the Sooners to the Cowboys in December 2013. He also held offers from Clemson, West Virginia and Houston, and was considered the best prospect in the state at his position. 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.last_img read more

Mexico launches English social media

first_imgMexico Mexico launches English-language social media channels, announces May friendly against Wales Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 07:25 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Raul Jimenez Poland Mexico Mexico World Cup The team now will communicate with fans in English as well as Spanish, with a match in the U.S. taking place in late May The Mexico national team rolled out its English-language social media accounts Thursday, a long-awaited move in the U.S. market where El Tri are one of the most popular teams.In addition to its Spanish-language presence, Mexico now will tweet in English at @MiSeleccionMXEN and post on Facebook as “Mexico’s national team” with the same tag as the Twitter handle.El Tri also confirmed they will take on Wales on May 28 at the Rose Bowl in the Los Angeles area part of the team’s preparations for the World Cup in Russia. With the contest against Wales announced, Mexico’s itinerary in the buildup to the tournament is set. 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 “Well, basically there are more than 40 million fans of the Mexican national team in the United States. We practically have two territories — Mexico and the United States — because of the amount of fans we have in both countries,” Guillermo Cantu, the general secretary of the Mexican federation, said at a news conference Thursday. “We could call it our second home.”For us, it’s really important to come and have games here. Of course, as I said, we have to ‘start speaking English.’ That’s why I have this shirt,” Cantu continued, holding up a Mexico jersey with the Twitter handle on the back, “to start engagement in English. For us, it’s really important to have a partner in [Soccer United Marketing] in this venture we started 16 years ago and has grown in all aspects over time.”The match against Wales gives Mexico a game against top-20 opposition, according to the FIFA rankings, and will likely feature the roster manager Juan Carlos Osorio intends to take to Russia.”It will basically the team that will represent Mexico in the World Cup. We will try to give the chance to players depending on how they finish their seasons and how they come to their camp,” Osorio said in a news release.El Tri return home to Mexico City for a send-off match match against Scotland on June 2 in the Estadio Azteca. Mexico then travels to face Denmark on June 9 before landing in Moscow ahead of the tournament-opening game against Germany on June 17.last_img read more

Marseille a bigger club than PSG – Payet

first_imgPSG Marseille a bigger club than PSG – Payet Robin Bairner 02:53 25/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dimitri Payet Getty PSG Olympique Marseille PSG v Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 Ahead of the big Ligue 1 clash on Sunday, the attacker has taken a dig at the big-spending Ligue 1 leaders Dimitri Payet has claimed that Marseille are a bigger club than Paris Saint-Germain.PSG might have a raft of international stars, including the world’s most expensive player in Neymar, and have dominated the French domestic scene in recent years, but Marseille retain an incredible support and are the only Ligue 1 club to have won the Champions League. The sides have forged an intense rivalry over the years and meet at Parc des Princes on Sunday, and Payet has stoked emotions prior to that encounter. 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 “I’ve said it before, but I play for the biggest French club,” the 30-year-old said. “And what’s more, we’re a team. We’ve seen that recently to play as a team is more important that having a bunch of individuals.”With PSG leading Ligue 1 by 11 points over second-placed Monaco and 13 over Marseille, there has been a suggestion that they may have their minds more focused on their Champions League last-16 second leg tie against Real Madrid in 10 days. “We’ll approach the match in our different ways,” Payet, whose Marseille side face Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League last 16, said. “I wouldn’t blame them if they’d rather beat Real Madrid than us tomorrow. If they want to let us win, no problems, we’ll take the three points.”After Sunday’s match, the clubs will meet again in the Coupe de France quarter-finals in midweek.last_img read more

Barcelona reveal extent of Semedo injury

first_imgBarcelona Barcelona defender Semedo out injured until April Goal 20:39 25/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nelson Semedo Barcelona Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Barcelona v Girona Girona The full-back was forced off in the latter stages of Barca’s 6-1 thrashing of Girona on Saturday and will miss at least a month of fixtures Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo has been ruled out for at least five weeks with a hamstring injury, the club have confirmed. The 24-year-old was restored to Ernesto Valverde’s starting XI for the 6-1 derby victory over Girona on Saturday, but was forced to leave the pitch in the latter stages of the game after pulling up.Barca were forced to see out the game with just 10 men having made all three substitutions earlier in the tie, though a Luis Suarez hat-trick, two goals from Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho’s stunner meant the Camp Nou club eased comfortably to victory.  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 The result also opened up a 10-point gap at the top of La Liga, with Atletico Madrid not playing until Sunday evening when they travel to Sevilla.Semedo, who has made just 11 starts for the club since his summer arrival, will now miss the club’s next five matches at least.The Portugal international will be sidelined for the second leg of Barca’s Champions League last 16 tie with Chelsea and a home league game against second-placed Atletico Madrid, as well as a Liga trip to Las Palmas on March 1.What Barcelona fixtures will Semedo miss? Date Opponent Competition Venue March 1 Las Palmas La Liga A March 4 Atletico Madrid La Liga H March 10 Malaga La Liga A March 14 Chelsea Champions League H March 18 Athletic La Liga Alast_img read more