SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the MVC announced Thursday, March 3. Timmer was also one of four Bulldogs named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team as Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) earned first team MVC Scholar-Athlete honors while Karl Madison (Springfield, Ill.) and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) were named to the second team.Timmer’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award marks the second time since the award’s inception that a Bulldog has been the recipient. Adam Emmenecker was the first to earn the honor in 2008.The quartet of Bulldogs were part of 15 student-athletes honored by the MVC for their efforts in the classroom and on the court. To be eligible for Scholar-Athlete Team honors, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher and have completed at least one academic year at their respective institution.Timmer, a sophomore that was recently named honorable mention All-MVC, earned Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors a spot on the Scholar-Athlete team by virtue of his 3.57 GPA as a pharmacy major. On the court, the Bulldogs’ leading scorer averages 16.9 points per game to rank third in the league with nine 20-point games this season. He has also been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week a league-high five times this season.Abrahamson is a redshirt-junior that is currently enrolled in graduate school having earned his undergraduate degree in psychology last spring. He is second on the team in scoring at 11.5 points per game and second on the team with 54 made three-pointers. He currently maintains a 3.77 GPA in his MBA coursework and earlier this year was a two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection and a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree.Madison, who was a member of the 2015 MVC Scholar-Athlete team, earned the second such honor of his career by maintaining his perfect 4.0 GPA in as he pursues his graduate degree in public administration. A sixth-year senior, he has played in 29 games this season with seven starts with all seven coming in MVC games. He owns a 1.5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio with 70 percent of his assists this season coming against conference opponents.Woodward was named to the Scholar-Athlete second team with a 3.31 GPA in marketing and management. In the first season on the court for the Bulldogs, he is third on the team in scoring at 10.7 points per game and leads the team in three-pointers with 57 this season. He has appeared in all 30 games this season with 26 starts and was an MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honoree.Drake’s four MVC Scholar-Athlete team members begin postseason play this evening in the opening round of the MVC Tournament. The Bulldogs tipoff against Missouri State at 8:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. MVC Scholar-Athlete TeamsFirst TeamKale Abrahamson, DrakeJeremy Morgan, UNIBlake Simmons, EvansvilleReed Timmer, DrakeEvan Wessel, Wichita StateSecond TeamMislav Brzoja, EvansvilleKarl Madison, DrakeJustin McCloud, Illinois StateTyler McCullough, Missouri StateWyatt Lohaus, UNIGraham Woodward, DrakeHonorable MentionKa’Darryl Bell, BradleyTed Friedman, UNIBrandon Murphy, Indiana StateBen Richardson, Loyola Print Friendly Version
Ali Adams’ trainer Don Charles believes his fighter’s aggressive style will be too much for Audley Harrison when the pair clash on Saturday night.The bout will be Harrison’s first since the former Olympic champion was brushed aside by David Haye in a one-sided world title contest in November 2010.Harrison, from Harlesden, has been much criticised during his professional career, with many believing he lacks the stomach for a battle.And Charles says Adams, who was born in Iraq and lives in Chelsea, will exploit Harrison’s apparent reluctance to trade punches.“We’re going to fight him – he doesn’t like to fight. I don’t believe Audley likes to engage in a fight,” Charles told West London Sport.“He’s very technical – hence why he won the Olympic gold medal and we respect him for that – but watching Audley fight sometimes is like watching paint dry.“It’s like playing football and waiting for the opposition to concede a penalty for you to score. He doesn’t like to score in open play – and we’re going to score in open play, that’s the strategy.“Audley waits for the opportunity to let his left hand go. We’re not going to give him that opportunity.”Some of Adams’ past performances suggest he has little chance of delivering on his pledge to beat Harrison, who insists his dismal showing against Haye was the result of a pectoral injury.But Charles, also the trainer of world title challenger Dereck Chisora, is convinced Adams is a much improved fighter.He said: “When I started to train Ali he had no defence whatsoever. The main thing I’ve done is give him a defence and from that he’s gained confidence.“I know Audley’s strengths. I also know his weaknesses. If I didn’t think Ali would win this fight I would have said ‘Forget it, don’t make the match’.“We’ve done our homework and I believe my boy is going to be victorious.”See also: Adams says he sees fear in HarrisonFollow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This Ohio crop progress update from USDA-NASS sponsored by Bane-Welker Equipment.Many fields were still too wet for fieldwork but some producers were able to push through wet conditions and 100 complete some planting activities, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. 80 There were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 26. Excess rain in many areas continued to stall fieldwork progress. Some corn and soybeans were planted in well drained fields. There were some reports of failed wheat and alfalfa due to saturated soils. Hay and pasture were in good condition but experiencing a lot of weed growth. Reports of tornados and strong winds caused further crop damage in parts of the State. Very little fieldwork was done last week.Nationally, crop progress came in at 58% corn planted, below the 90% average.Soybeans are 29% planted, compared to an average of 66%.Click here to read the full report.
View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amit blew what could have been a clear victory when she scratched hitting the 6-ball in the 13th game in an open table, sending Centeno back to steal the victory via run-out.“In my mind I said I lost it already,” said Centeno in Filipino referring to the point when she missed the 3-ball in the 12th game that brought Amit back on the table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“But she scratched. I didn’t expect that. Ate Champ (Amit) is a great player,” said Centeno.Her victory, a repeat of the 2015 Singapore edition, once again stamped the Philippines’ dominance in women’s pool. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It was duplicated only in triathlon when the country won the gold and silver in both men’s and women’s divisions.Amit, 35, stormed to 5-2 lead in final but Centeno managed to come back and even went on the hill ahead of her.“I missed the 3 ball that’s why she went on a hill also, from then I thought it’s all lost,” said Centeno whose mother hugged her after the final match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — In a sure-gold match for Team Philippines, Chezka Centeno managed to pull off a heart-stopping victory Sunday.The 18-year-old defending champion battled back from a three-rack deficit to defeat two-time world champion Rubilen Amit, 7-6, in the Southeast Asian Games women’s 9-ball singles at KLCC Hall 4.ADVERTISEMENT
The violence that rocked London and spread across major England cities did raise concerns over the third Test between India and England at Edgbaston in Birmingham, but according to reports necessary security precautions by police has ensured that the match will be on course on Wednesday.Headlines Today spoke to Team India manager Anirudh Chaudhary in Birmingham. “All players are safe and are inside their rooms,” said Chaudhary and added, “The team management continues to monitor the situation”.Chaudhary added “A few players had gone out for dinner but they were called back and now everybody is in the hotel”.The Team India management had issued an advisory to all the players, asking them not to step out and return to their hotel. “We were told by the Board to remain where we were last night with instructions to restrict our movement,” said Choudhry.In an email, he later said, “all the members of the Indian touring squad are safe and accounted for…the team management is keeping a close watch on the situation.”The Indian team is staying in a central city hotel as is the England team, a part of the town which was the centre of riots.Over 200 people have been arrested so far as the police continued to grapple with trouble spreading to newer areas in London. The violence started after a person was killed allegedly in police firing.Meanwhile England players were also confined to their hotel rooms.Players took to Twitter to show their concern. India batsman Suresh Raina tweeted, “Every thing safe here guys don’t worry thanks for your concern….focus on 3 Test can’t wait to wait for the match. Good nite, every thing safe here miss you mom can’t wait to see u.”advertisementEngland batsman Kevin Pietersen wrote: “They have just locked our hotel in Birmingham. Riots just started here. Insane!””Just seen the rioters in Birmingham fleeing down the main street followed by a load of police in the full get up. What’s going on?” questioned England paceman Tim Bresnan. Stuart Broad’s tweet too provided a picture into the situation. “Police vans all around Birmingham where we are right now,” he tweeted.