NATCHITOCHES — Northwestern State University president Jim Henderson, a staunch supporter of athletics, can usually be heard from anywhere in NSU’s venues voicing his delight for the Demons or his opinions on officiating.For NSU men’s basketball’s Dec. 17 tilt with ULM in the Shreveport-Bossier Holiday Classic in Bossier City’s CenturyLink Center, the outgoing NSU president will be much closer to the action.Henderson will be an honorary coach, invited to sit on the bench with NSU coach Mike McConathy and the Demons for the 4:30 game.Tickets can be purchased through NSU until Monday. Fans can sit courtside for $50, in the reserved section for $25 or in general admission for $15. One ticket admits a fan for all three games of the basketball classic, which begins with Centenary-Millsaps at 2 p.m. and ends with Grambling-Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m.Tickets can be purchased at nsutickets.com or by calling the NSU ticket office at 318-357-4268. All tickets bought through NSU will directly benefit Demon athletics.“Dr. Henderson has been such a great supporter of the men’s basketball program and all of NSU athletics,” McConathy said. “The passion he displays at our games comes from his heart, and it sets a great tone for everybody in our fan base.“What he’s done for our university is just remarkable so making him honorary coach seems a perfect way for our program, on behalf of everybody in the NSU family, to show our admiration and appreciation. I might even pick up some tips about how to work the officials.”Henderson was selected to be the University of Louisiana System President in early October, and he will officially begin that post Jan. 1.In his two years as president of his alma mater, Henderson has injected energy into the Natchitoches campus.NSU’s fall enrollment of 9,819 is its highest since 2005. Enrollment increase has been a key part of Henderson’s strategy as NSU strives to become “the nation’s premiere regional institution of higher education.”Among the many milestones reached in Henderson’s tenure include a cooperative endeavor agreement with the Louisiana Department of Economic Development to develop a trained workforce for CSC, a global leader of next-generation technology services located in Bossier City.Henderson has deep ties to the Shreveport-Bossier area. His late father Clem was a revered high school coach and principal at Fair Park, winning a state basketball championship in 1964.As Bossier Parish Community College’s chancellor from 2009-14, Dr. Henderson oversaw an enrollment increase of more than 84 percent while annual certificate and degree completions increase by 90 percent.Henderson’s middle child Nicholas helped Shreveport’s Loyola Prep to one of its best football seasons in recent history this fall as the Flyers went 9-2 and were the No. 2 seed in Division II.— Matt Vines, Northwestern State Sports InformationTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
Athletics Athletes from Eastern Highlands, Jiwaka, Mount Hagen (Western Highlands), Chimbu, Madang, Lae (Morobe), Bulolo and Port Moresby are preparing to travel to Goroka this week for the PNG Air Highlands-Momase Regional Championships. The championships will be held at the National Sports Institute. The Local Organising Committee headed by Philip Kamane has been busy putting the finishing touches to preparations for the event. Athletics PNG secretary Philip Rehder thanked the institute for its support of the event as well as other sponsors Prima Smallgoods, Lae Biscuit Company and Sengda Trading. PNG Air are sponsoring flights for a number of experienced technical officials from around Papua New Guinea, including one from Kokopo, East New Britain and three from Port Moresby. More than 500 are expected to attend following visits to Chimbu and Jiwaka provinces recently and the local interest generate through Eastern Highlands School Athletics Program run by the institute this year. Kamane urged teams to submit their entries ahead of their arrival to Goroka to avoid any delays to the start of events on Friday afternoon. Oceania Athletics Association is lending its support to the event with competition manager Tom O’Shaunessey paying his first visit to PNG to help with the operation of a fully automatic timing system.
When Manchester United loaned Marcos Rojo to Estudiantes in January, it seemed like the defender could end up staying in Argentina for good. Many claims from his home country say he’d like to remain there, even though the loan deal is only supposed to run until the end of June.However, the latest news about the price the Red Devils have been demanding for his sale isn’t making Argentine clubs very confident.There are two interesting pieces about Rojo’s future today. One of them comes from Diario Hoy, claiming that Estudiantes are already looking for potential replacements in case he leaves.They also bring some information regarding Boca Juniors. The Buenos Aires side would try a six-month loan deal with Manchester United in case Conmebol confirms the continuation of the Copa Libertadores this year.But the La Bombonera side aren’t keen on spending money on a permanent signing, so a loan would be the only option on the table.Embed from Getty ImagesNewspaper Olé also brings a piece on Estudiantes’ efforts to keep Marcos Rojo.They say Manchester United are demanding an amount of US$15m to sell him, and the news is considered a ‘bucket of cold water’ for the Argentine side.It’s said that Estudiantes or ‘any other club in the country’ have no conditions to afford such an amount. That’s why they’re in talks with Manchester United to see if they can extend the loan deal as quickly as possible.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoJobs in UK | Sponsored ListingsFinding a job in the UK might be easier than you thinkJobs in UK | Sponsored ListingsUndoCar Novels[Photos] Waffle House Waitress Didn’t Know She Was Recorded While She Served This CostumerCar NovelsUndoMake Money Online | Search AdsDo You Want To Make Money Online? Search Results HereMake Money Online | Search AdsUndoThe Family Breeze13 Hilarious Wedding Photos Guaranteed To Make You LaughThe Family BreezeUndoGenius-Story.comFailed Celebs Who Lost It All And Work Normal Jobs NowGenius-Story.comUndo熱門話題在萬寧引起很大反響「好可愛、好好吃、肌膚變超好！」熱門話題UndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo
Still trying to find its feet after a ministerial investigation found the organisation’s executive was “dysfunctional”, the SA SportsConfederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) faces further controversy following the suspension of its acting president.At a board meeting on Wednesday, the Sascoc board placed Barry Hendricks on a leave of absence with immediate effect, pending theoutcome of an investigation.He was replaced as the Olympic body’s acting president by Athletics SA president Aleck Skhosana.“Mr Hendricks has been informed not to engage the membership, board, management and staff until the investigation is concluded,” Sascoc said in a statement.Hendricks had been accused of attempting to “block” the nomination of Tennis SA board member Ntambi Ravele for the vacant Sascoc president’s position, after former executive head Gideon Sam had stepped down last year due to the 70-year age limit placed on the umbrella body’s board.Last month, Skhosana had also alleged that he was being blocked in his run for the Sascoc president’s seat after he and provincial rugbyadministrator Jerry Segwaba had been removed from the list of nominees, with Skhosana and Segwaba allegedly failing to submit all the required documents.The Sascoc elections, which were scheduled to be held on March 28, had been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus lockdown.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
In the Devils’ 1-0 victory over the Canucks, Jack netted his first NHL goal on the power play and finished with two shots while also playing on the top line between Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri. As for Quinn, he finished with two penalty minutes, a takeaway and a blocked shot while logging a team-leading 16:40 at even strength. The young Canucks defenseman even received a promotion to the first power-play unit, to boot.DEVIL OF A TIME: Jack Hughes finally nets first NHL goal Beyond the scoresheet, there was a competitive edge to their games; Jack was showing off his poise with the puck and his offense, and Quinn tried to be more physical and aggressive on the backcheck — even against his brother. Offensively, Quinn quarterbacked the man advantage and displayed strong two-way play.”You know as fun as it is, you know, it’s also a weird dynamic and it’s really fun,” Quinn said after the loss of playing against Jack, adding, “I want to see him have success, you know, not too much against us but you know, if we’re going to lose 1-0, I’m happy he did it . . .”At times, the showdown did get a bit strange for the brothers as they battled along the boards and weren’t afraid to square up against each other. At one point, their sibling rivalry intertwined with the intensity the league presents; as Quinn exited the zone with the puck, Jack went against him 1-on-1, but Quinn was able to stiff-arm his younger brother, who fell flat onto the ice.Said Jack, 18, to reporters: “It’s funny looking over and seeing [Quinn], but at the same time, you’re dialed in, it’s a tough league . . . you got to be on your A-game so it was good to get the win vs. him and a lot of fun to play against him.”#NJDevils Jack Hughes may have been drafted first overall, but #Canucks Quinn Hughes will always be his big brother.😂 pic.twitter.com/TLtKVrhI6B— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) October 19, 2019Quinn laughed that sequence off and seemed to enjoy the overall prospect of the meaningful showdown, but as he pointed out, the ending to the storyline wasn’t a happy one from Vancouver’s perspective. The Canucks went 0-for-7 on the man advantage and got blanked as MacKenzie Blackwood stopped all 25 shots that came his way.That result in itself — which saw little momentum for a 4-3-0 Vancouver team — presented the 20-year-old blueliner with a case of cognitive dissonance.”I’m happy for [Jack] but I’m here to win and I’m here to do a job,” Quinn said. “You know, there’s a lot of brotherly love. Obviously, I’m going to congratulate him and stuff, but I wish we were winning 1-0.”The two didn’t get much time to talk to each other on the ice, but all of the emotions of the game will likely be on hold as both of them, with their family in town, revel in Jack’s milestone.BROTHERHOOD: Hughes brothers rally behind each otherJack and Quinn will face off again in the final regular-season game between their teams in Vancouver on Nov. 20. “[Quinn’s] a good player. It’s fun to watch him play. I’m glad we’re done playing him for a little bit and I just get to watch him,” the 2019 first-overall pick said of his elder brother.As the two continue to jumpstart their careers — nearly 3,000 miles apart from one another — their confidence continues to grow with each game, but there’s still work to be done as they build a hockey dynasty.”It’s cool, it’s nice but we’re both rookies and haven’t done anything yet,” Quinn said. “Our little brother, Luke, is still young and there’s a lot of great families out there but I think we’re trending the right way. Just got to keep going.” NEWARK, N.J. — Jack and Quinn Hughes have come a long way from playing mini-sticks in the basement. That experience of growing up and chasing NHL dreams culminated when their respective clubs — the New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks — faced off for the first time of the season on Saturday, also marking the first of what should be many games between the Hughes brothers.And they didn’t hold back.