Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 11

first_imgThursday Apr 29, 2010 Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 11 With just three rounds left to play, the positions at the top of the Super 14 table couldnt be tighter. Going into round 12 there are still a possible nine teams that can make the semis. Today were taking a look at the best tries from the previous round, round 11.There was plenty of quality on show once again, so instead of listing them all, well keep this short and touch on whats going to happen in the upcoming round.The Bulls are back at home, as they were against the Lions, and theyve received the boost of Bakkies Botha returning to action. Theyll play a crucial match against the Sharks this weekend, who will be hoping to upset their fellow 2007 finalists.The second placed Stormers, who went down to the in form Reds, will host the Crusaders in Cape Town in what will be a massive match for both sides as it could determine who makes the semis, and where they will be played.The Reds will take on the Brumbies in Canberra fresh from a good win over the Stormers. Will Chambers scored a well taken try from a great Quade Cooper crosskick in round 11, so theyll take confidence from that win and look to move the ball, as they have all season.That covers the top sides, but theres also the hopefuls that still stand a chance, with the Waratahs taking on the Highlanders, the Hurricanes facing the Chiefs, the Blues against the Cheetahs, and the Lions hosting the Force.But for now you can check out the best tries from the previous round with the always entertaining, Pick of the Week. 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More Ag Uncertainty Looms as Congress Returns

first_img congress-nears-end-of-fiscal-yearCongress is back after its long summer break and with just weeks to go before the end of the fiscal year it will attempt to avoid another government shutdown, something lawmakers don’t want before an election. But just under nine weeks before election day, American Farm Bureau’s RJ Karney says there is a split over how long into the new fiscal year to extend current funding, either into a lame-duck Congress or a newly-elected one.“There’s no well-known answer yet on if it’s going to go into a lame duck session or if they’ll kick it into March of next year,” he said. “So that’s sort of a wait and see game. Congress typically likes to respond as close to deadlines as possible”And with crop and dairy prices so low and producers looking for near-term help, Karney said another ‘kick the can down the road’ scenario is not good for agriculture.“Unfortunately in some ways it’s going to be more of the same, meaning Congress is passing a continuing resolution, possibly an omnibus, which has become the new regular order in many regards for the past 6 or 7 fiscal years.”He says there are consequences to delaying decisions on EQIP and other conservation programs, ag research and rural development, biotech outreach, policies dealing with Cuba, and reform of meat marketing rules.“If that continues it causes a lot of uncertainty on what any new programs Congress might be able to allocate more money to, where some cuts may come in, and as farmers are trying to make decisions these are going to have impacts not only on farmers but also on rural communities throughout the United States.”Mandatory crop programs like crop insurance, crop payments, and nutrition programs would not be affected by continuing current spending.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Sep 11, 2016 SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News More Ag Uncertainty Looms as Congress Returns More Ag Uncertainty Looms as Congress Returns Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleEPA Decision on Dicamba Expected Late in 2016Next articleTrade is Not to Blame for American Job Loss Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Women’s hockey: Comparing success of this year’s Badgers to past championship teams

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team has undoubtedly enjoyed a dominant season up to this point. With a No. 1 national ranking, impressive wins over top-ranked teams, and a second-place standing in a stacked WCHA conference, there is few arguments against the strength of this year’s Badgers.Yet the ultimate goals of the Wisconsin program stretch beyond a standout regular season — the Badgers must have a strong postseason performance to truly satisfy their expectations. More explicitly, a national championship is the end goal for an already dominant Badger hockey team, given the program’s winning tradition.Given their performance in 2018-19, it makes sense to believe the Badgers have a clear path to the national championship and a strong chance at taking home the title. But how does this season compare to championship seasons that the Badgers have enjoyed in the past?The Badgers captured their first program national title in 2005-06, a season in which the team enjoyed an exceptional regular season. Suffering just four regular season losses, two of which were against teams ranked in the top-five, Wisconsin clearly established themselves as a contender for the national title. Unlike the championship seasons to come, the 2005-06 Badgers had some blemishes on their record that brought into question whether or not they would be able to string together wins over top ranked opponents as needed to win a title.Men’s basketball: Ethan Happ records second triple-double of season as Wisconsin rolls past Northwestern 62–46Senior center Ethan Happ registered his second triple-double of the season while sophomore guards Brad Davison and D’Mitrik Trice went Read…Ultimately, however, Badger goalie legend Jessie Vetter was able to nearly singlehandedly lead the team to victory that season, only allowing an astounding three goals in their final 10 games of the season.In the 2006-07 season, Wisconsin dominated nearly every single opponent they faced in the regular season and playoffs. Accruing a record of 31-1-4, the Badgers put on a brilliant performance from start to finish. Even if this year’s team were to win every remaining game on their schedule, they still wouldn’t match the 2006-07 team’s winning percentage.Furthermore, the 2006-07 Wisconsin team had a winning regular season and WCHA tournament record over Minnesota-Duluth, the team that they would eventually face in the NCAA Frozen Four Final.Moving to the 2008-09 season, the Badgers captured the title after a three-loss season that also included five ties against ranked opponents. The current Wisconsin team already has three losses, yet they have managed to win more games and avoid ties, unlike the 2008-09 team.While the Badgers faced Mercyhurst for the first time in the Frozen Four final that year, they failed to beat their Frozen Four semi-final opponent — Minnesota-Duluth — all regular season. The Badgers had a shaky regular season performance against Minnesota-Duluth and other teams that they would ultimately have to overcome in order to win the national title. Despite the setback, they managed to come out on top and leave Boston with a championship trophy to bring home to Madison.Finally, in the Badgers’ most recent championship season of 2010-11, the team registered a tremendous regular season record, losing only two games to finish with a 37-2-2 record. None of the teams that Wisconsin managed to defeat in the regular season, however, appeared in the Frozen Four. Thus, the Badgers had a more dominant regular season than this year’s team, yet faced an easier path to the title.Despite facing what would turn out to be a relatively weak regular season schedule compared to their postseason opponents, the Badgers were uplifted by record-setting performances from then-senior Meghan Duggan. Without this late-season push, it’s entirely possible that the success of those Badgers would have been limited to the regular season.So, what does all this mean for this year’s Badger team?Well, to begin with, the 2018-19 Badgers have already suffered less than or the same number of losses as past championship teams.But perhaps the most promising aspect of this season has not been the number of wins and losses. Rather, it’s been the Badgers’ performances against top-ranked teams. The Badgers swept No. 4 Princeton earlier this season, split their two series against No. 2 Minnesota, and traded wins with No. 7 Ohio State.It has certainly been an as dominant, if not more dominant, performance against top-ranked opponents compared to past championship teams. Consider the 2008-09 season in which Wisconsin fell to Minnesota-Duluth before facing them in the Frozen Four. In contrast, the current Badger team has had a comparatively successful record against potential championship contenders.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin returns to LaBahn Arena for first home series of the year against St. Cloud StateThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (21-3-0, 11-3 WCHA) welcomes the St. Cloud State Huskies (8-16-2, 3-12) Read…Furthermore, with their only losses of the season coming against juggernauts Minnesota and Ohio State, the Badgers have handled business against inferior teams who they should be beating with ease.As far as individual talent is concerned, no specific team member this season has decisively led the team to victory the way that past legends have. The Badgers’ top-three point scorers — Abby Roque, Annie Pankowski and Sophie Shirley — are all within just three points of each other on the season.While no one skater has come to dominate offensively, junior goalkeeper Kristen Campbell has put on a performance to rival past Badger legends of the on the defensive end. With a 93.1 save percentage that trumps Vetter’s career percentage, Campbell has allowed the Badger offense to shine so much that the team now ranks second in the nation in goal differential.It’s impossible to predict the future of this season’s Wisconsin team, yet signs point to a team that has a clear potential to achieve great success in the postseason. But given the nature of the win-or-go-home NCAA Tournament, even one bad performance from the Badgers could prematurely end a promising season.The 2018-19 Badgers have demonstrated the ability to consistently overcome the best teams in the country. If the Badgers continue to play to the best of their ability and execute as they have done all season, a national title lays theirs for the taking.last_img read more