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A requirement introduced in the latest criminal legal aid contracts to tackle the issue of ‘ghost’ duty solicitors should not be used disproportionately to penalise firms acting in good faith, the Law Society has warned. ‘Ghosts’ are solicitors whose details are used to obtain slots but who do not do the work. Under the new crime contract, duty solicitors are required to carry out 14 hours’ contract work per week from the office for which they derive their rota slots.The Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association has received ‘extremely concerning’ reports on how the 14-hour requirement is being interpreted. The association, on its website, states: ‘It is of concern that some contract managers are taking an entirely draconian and unreasonable approach in relation to the audits and that genuine duty solicitors and firms are being affected in a manner that was never intended.’The Gazette understands that firms are concerned that some auditors are being harsher than others about the meaning of the term ‘contract work’. There are worries that, in some rural areas, firms are being penalised if there is insufficient work for every duty solicitor to do 14 hours per week. The requirement is also believed to have affected part-time workers, in particular single parents, who would need to be employed for more than two days to fulfil the 14-hour requirement.Chancery Lane is ‘actively raising’ concerns with the Legal Aid Agency. Joe Egan, Society president, said: ‘The 14-hour requirement was introduced to tackle the issue of ‘ghost’ duty solicitors, but it must not be used disproportionately to penalise firms acting in good faith.’The term “contract work” is not clearly identified in the criminal legal aid contract itself, but the Legal Aid Agency appears in some cases to be taking a very limited interpretation of the term. We are very concerned by member reports that some LAA auditors are more harsh than others and we are actively raising these concerns with the LAA, with the aim of agreeing a more pragmatic approach to this rule.’
SUZANA CAVALCANTE WINS GSC COMMISSIONER’S TROPHY HONORS Share June 27, 2008PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. – The Gulf South Conference is proud to announce its male and female Commissioner’s Trophy winners for the 2007-08 academic year. For the second year in a row, Delta State provided the men’s winner and West Florida garnered women’s honors. Suzana Cavalcante (Tennis, Junior, Sao Paulo, Brazil) became UWF’s second consecutive Commissioner’s Trophy winner after women’s soccer great Lindsay Nemanich claimed last year’s award. Michael Eubanks (Football, Senior, Cleveland, MS) won the men’s award, marking the second straight year that a DSU football player took the podium, following quarterback Scott Eyster.Cavalcante is UWF’s third female winner, following 2002 honoree Krissy Styrna and Nemanich. The Sao Paulo, Brazil native is the first women’s tennis standout to take home the award. “I wasn’t expecting it at all,” said Cavalcante. “Just being one of the (GSC’s) top 10 athletes is amazing. It’s just great to be here with all these great athletes, and when he said my name, I just couldn’t believe it.” Head Coach Derrick Racine was very proud of Cavalcante, “She is just a great person, along with being a great athlete, and it makes me feel good that she was recognized for that. She is one of those athletes that excels at academics and other things, as well as her sport, and she makes my job easy,” claimed Racine.Eubanks is the fourth straight football standout to claim accolades and he is Delta State’s eight men’s GSC Commissioner’s Trophy winner. The Cleveland, MS native’s award ups Delta State’s all-time number of men’s and women’s honorees to the 11 which the most by any other GSC school.The Commissioner’s Trophy, the highest honor bestowed by the Conference and one of the most prestigious individual honors in Division II, was presented at the GSC’s Annual Banquet, Thursday, June 26 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front in Pensacola Beach, FL. Twenty-eight student-athletes (15 females and 13 males) were nominated for the GSC’s 12th Annual Top Ten (was previously the “Top Eight” until 2005), which combines athletic achievements and academic excellence with extracurricular activities, leadership and community service. The male(s) and female(s) earning the most points receive the Commissioner’s Trophy.Suzana Cavalcante’s three seasons at the University of West Florida have established new standards for GSC Women’s Tennis. She was named an All-American this season for both singles and doubles by the ITA just last week. Cavalcante set the tone early in her career, becoming just the third player ever to be named GSC East Division Freshman and Player of the Year in 2005. Since then, she has not let up, becoming just the second player in league history to earn three consecutive Player of the Year awards. This season, the Sao Paulo, Brazil native recorded an 18-6 record at No. 1 singles and a 24-3 mark at No. 1 doubles. Included in the singles record is a 12-6 mark versus Top 25 foes from Division I, II and NAIA classifications and a win over the No. 1 Division II player at the NCAA Nationals.Cavalcante was also the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) South Region Singles and Doubles Champion, but her honors were not confined solely to the court: she also collected the 2008 ITA South Region Arthur Ash, Jr. Award for Leadership, Sportsmanship and Community Service. Cavalcante fully understands the physical demands and risks that student-athletes endures, majoring in Athletic Training while carrying a 3.63 overall grade-point average and a 3.88 G.P.A. in her major. She is a two-time GSC All-Academic honoree and garnered 2008 ITA/NCAA Academic All-America laurels.Cavalcante is a member of the Athletic Training Student Association which duties include volunteering at local high schools and UWF sporting events. For the past three seasons she has been a part of the Junior Argos program, spending three hours per week (80 hours per year) mentoring children ranging from 6-14 years of age. She has volunteered to teach at-risk children in St. Louis, Missouri as part of the Lift for Life program and helped build houses with Habitat For Humanity during the 2008 NCAA Sports Festival.Meanwhile, for the Men’s commissioner trophy, Delta State University football has seen its share of record setting performances the past few seasons, as Eubanks followed teammate Scott Eyster in winning the awar. Eubanks wrapped up a stellar career in 2007, setting NCAA and GSC records. The Cleveland, Mississippi native became the NCAA’s all-time leader in sacks (39.0) racking up 12.0 this past season. He also set the GSC career mark for tackles for loss (70.5) recording 27.0 stops in the Fall.Eubanks rode those efforts to a third-place finish in the Harlon Hill Trophy balloting (the DII Heisman). He became just the second defensive player ever to finish in the top three, following GSC great Ronald McKinnon, who won the award in 1995. His honors did not stop there, as he was a unanimous All-American by the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), D2Football.com, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette and Daktronics. He also became just the fourth player in league history to claim back-to-back GSC Defensive Player of the Year honors and also made the All-GSC First Team for the second year in a row.Eubanks’ impressive resume extends beyond the gridiron, holding a 3.61 overall grade-point average and a 3.75 G.P.A. as a Biology and Chemistry Major. He has his career path set: he will enter the University of Mississippi Medical School this Fall. He plans to pursue a degree in obstetrics and eventually return to the Mississippi Delta and open a clinic for the less fortunate. He is a three-time GSC All-Academic Team and CoSIDA Academic All-Region honoree. The eight time Dean’s List student has won back-to-back Arthur Ashe, Jr. Scholar Awards and captured the AFCA Eddie Robinson National Scholar-Athlete Award.West Florida’s Matthew Galloway was named as one of the five finalists for the second year in a row. Galloway, a PING first-team All-American, tied for third at the Division II National Championships, while helping lead the Argos to their second national title under head coach Steve Fell. “Matt has done a lot on and off the golf course,” stated Fell. “He’s done everything I’ve ever asked of him, and I was glad to see him finish off his senior year with a national championship.” Print Friendly Version
Beginning at 7 a.m. CT Wednesday, GoArgos.com will be your one-stop shop for UWF’s second-ever football National Signing Day. As signees become official, they will be unveiled right here on the Argos’ Signing Day Central Headquarters.Be sure to follow @UWFFootball and @GoArgos on Twitter for behind-the-scenes updates throughout the day. Search #ARGOSTRONG16 on Twitter for UWF’s official hashtag.UWF cannot announce any signees until a compliance official has reviewed and singed off on each National Letter of Intent.Signing Day CelebrationOn Wednesday night from 5:30-7:00 p.m., the celebration moves to downtown Pensacola for a reception in Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter. The event is open to all Argonaut Athletic Club boosters, Football Founders, Kickoff Squad members, UWF corporate partners and Argonaut fans. Attendees will be able to meet the coaching staff and learn more about UWF football and the second signing class of football student-athletes. Light refreshments will be provided. 2016 UWF Signing Class @UWF Football * @GoArgos * #ARGOSTRONG16NamePos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)NLI Signed (CT)Ka’Ron AshleyWR6-2160Denver, Colo. (Potters House Christian Academy)6:20 a.m.Ryan BirgeDE6-7225Fleming Island, Fla. (Fleming Island HS)6:05 a.m.Andrew BogaenkoK/P5-11200St. Cloud, Fla. (St. Cloud HS)6:05 a.m.Joe ChmielowskiDT6-0255Naples, Fla. (Palmetto Ridge HS)6:06 a.m.Marcus ClaytonCB5-10166Gainesville, Fla. (Bucholz HS)6:15 a.m.Lucas FowlerLB6-0230Orlando, Fla. (Lyman HS)6:45 a.m.Kory Johnson, Jr.LB5-10205Hallandale, Fla. (Hallandale HS)6:03 a.m.J.J. LewisWR6-3185New Port Richey, Fla. (Mitchell HS)6:23 a.m.Stephen Matthews, Jr.DL6-2285Blountstown, Fla. (Blountstown HS)7:09 a.m.Deshon’dre PittsLB5-10215Miramar, Fla. (Miramar HS)6:21 a.m.Chris RiddleQB6-3210St. Augustine, Fla. (University Christian School)6:09 a.m.Caleb RobinsonWR6-0175Umatilla, Fla. (Umatilla HS)6:16 a.m.Chris SchwarzRB5-9195New Port Richey, Fla. (River Ridge HS)6:17 a.m.Ke’shawn ShowersLB6-0200Pensacola, Fla. (Pine Forest HS)7:22 a.m.Qua’shaud SmithCB5-9155Douglas, Ga. (Dunnellon HS)6:25 a.m.Daryl Wilson, Jr.DT5-11300Panama City, Fla. (Bay HS)7:06 a.m.Mid-Year Transfers (Enrolled at UWF in January)NamePos.Ht.Wt.EligibilityRemainingHometown (High School/Last School)Jared CokerOL6-33053 yearsNiceville, Fla. (Briar Woods HS/Richmond)Everett CurryDE5-102453 yearsBirmingham, Ala. (Bessemer Academy/Stillman College)Chris Davis, Jr. WR 5-11 180 4 yearsOviedo, Fla. (Oviedo HS/UCF)Anas HasicWR5-112151 yearPhoenix, Ariz. (North Canyon HS/North Carolina Central)Troy MarshallOL6-33053 yearsChelsea, Ala. (Chelsea HS/Murray State)Ishmel MorrowWR5-111852 yearsOcean Springs, Miss. (Ocean Springs HS/Miss. Gulf Coast CC)Kaleb NoblesQB5-101952 yearsFitzgerald, Ga. (Fitzgerald HS/Valdosta State)Fiante WeirOL6-33052 yearsOcean Springs, Miss. (St. Martin HS/Miss. Gulf Coast CC)FIRST-YEAR SIGNEESKa’Ron AshleyWR6-3, 165Denver, Colo. (Potter’s House Christian Academy) PREP: Four-year letter winner at wide receiver for coach Tim Patterson at Potter’s House Christian Academy … First Team All-Independent State Team … First Team NFFCA All-Star … Caught 45 balls for 1,214 yards (27.0 yards per catch) and 12 touchdowns as a senior … Named 2015 Offensive MVP … Ranked first among receivers in yards and yards per catch in North Florida and South Georgia … Also played basketball for the Lions.PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 17, 1998 … Son of Arthur Ashley, Tenique Broughton and Calvin Broughton (stepfather)Ryan BirgeDE6-7, 225Fleming Island, Fla. (Fleming Island HS) PREP: Four-year letter winner at defensive end for coach Damenyum Springs at Fleming Island HS in Orange Park, Fla. … First Team All-Clay County, St. John’s River All-Conference … Honorable Mention All-First Coast … As a senior in 2015, finished with 66 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries, three forced fumbles and two pass break ups … Selected to play in the Georgia/Florida Border War All-Star Game … Also a member of the FIHS weightlifting team.PERSONAL: Born on July 22, 1997 … Son of Danielle and Paul Birge … Has two siblings, Robbee and Joshua.Andrew BogaenkoKicker/Punter5-11, 200St. Cloud, Fla. (St. Cloud HS) PREP: Four-year letter winner and three-year starter for coach Bryan Smart at St. Cloud HS (just south of Kissimmee) … Class 7A Second Team All-State in 2015 after earning Honorable Mention All-State in 2014 … Named to the Central Florida All-Star Team as the West Side Kicker/Punter as a senior … Also chosen for the Osceola All County Football Team as a junior and senior … As a senior, averaged 37.6 yards on 29 punts … 53 of 68 kickoffs went for touchbacks (78%) … Made 27-of-30 extra point attempts and 7-of-11 field goals … Was 5-for-5 on FGs of 39 and less; 2-for-6 on 40 or longer with a career-long 51 … As a junior, posted a 37.8 yards per punt on 27 kicks … Connected on 19-of-23 extra point attempts and 12-of-20 field goals, including a season-best of 51 yards at Disney’s WWOS in the season opener … 46 of 49 kickoffs were touchbacks (94%) … Central Florida record holder for field goals in a game with five (33, 32, 49, 23 & 34) against Kissimmee Gateway on a rainy, soggy field on Sept. 23, 2014 … Named to the Central Florida Elite Team in 2014 … June 2015 FSU Jimbo Fisher Kicking Camp Field Goal Champion with consecutive 58-yard field goals … Earned the team’s highest GPA as a junior and senior … Member of the National Honor Society and the National Honor Society of Sports Medicine.PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 18, 1998 … Son of Nancy and David Bogaenko … Would like to go into sports medicine or nursing after college.Joe ChmielowskiDT6-1, 260Naples, Fla. (Palmetto Ridge HS) PREP: Was a four-year letter winner for coach Chris Toukonen at Palmetto Ridge HS … Had 82 tackles, 16 for losses, two sacks and five QB hurries in 2015 en route to being named All-Conference, All-Area and All-District (6A-12) … Helped the Bears to their first winning season since 2007 … Selected team captain as a senior … Named All-Conference, All-Area and All-District (6A-12) as a junior after leading the Bears with 116 tackles, 24 for loss and nine sacks … Recorded 106 stops during his sophomore season … Named All-State as a freshman in ‘7-man’ football … Also holds three school weightlifting records.PERSONAL: Born on July 27, 1997 … Son of Denise and Steve Chmielowski.Marcus ClaytonCB5-10, 166Gainesville, Fla. (Bucholz HS) PREP: Three-year starter as a cornerback and kick returner for coach Mark Whittemore at Bucholz HS … As a senior in 2015, he had 46 tackles – 26 solo, 10 pass break ups, two interceptions (one for a TD), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … On special teams, he added two kick returns for touchdowns … Finished with 966 all-purpose yards … Named First Team All-Area in 2015 and selected to the Florida/Georgia War of the Border All-Star Game, played at Valdosta State … Received Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior and senior … Also lettered in lacrosse and track.PERSONAL: Born on June 12, 1998 … Son of Carissa and Jeff Clayton.Lucas FowlerLB6-2, 225Orlando, Fla. (Lyman HS)PREP: Four-year letter winner and three-year starter at linebacker for coach Jeff Gierke at Lyman HS in Longwood, Fla. … Two-time First Team All-Conference … Team captain as a junior and senior … Named to the 2015 Central Florida All-Star Game where he served as the defensive team captain … As a senior in 2015, finished with 102 tackles, including 70 solos, 30 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a safety.PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 1, 1997 … Son of Geraldine and Bram Fowler.Kory Johnson, Jr.LB6-0, 212Hallandale, Fla. (Hallandale HS) PREP: Totaled 116 tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two sacks as a senior in 2015 for coach Damon Jones … Team captain in 2015 … Selected to the Broward County All-Star Game for the South team … Maintained a 3.3 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Association.PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 6, 1998 … Son of Kory and Renee Hobbs Johnson … Has three sisters and a brother.J.J. LewisWR6-3, 180New Port Richey, Fla. (Mitchell HS) PREP: Three-year letter winner at wide receiver for coach Andy Schmitz at J.W. Mitchell HS, located northwest of Tampa … Hauled in 38 receptions for 604 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior … Selected First Team All-Conference and Offensive MVP in 2015 … Picked to play in the Pasco County West-East All-Star Game … Was second on the team in 2014 with 33 catches for 431 yards and six receiving touchdowns while helping lead Mitchell to the playoffs for the first time in a decade … Had 14 catches for 187 in his first varsity season in 2013 … Was named ‘Player of the Game’ 11 times during football career … Also played basketball for the Mustangs, which have gone to the postseason four-consecutive years … Currently leading the team in scoring (14.2), steals (2.3) and assists (3.0).PERSONAL: Born on March 31, 1998 … Son of Heather and Jerry Lewis … Has a sister, Hailey (12). Stephen Matthews, Jr.DL6-2, 285Blountstown, Fla. (Blountstown HS)PREP: Four-year varsity letter winner for coach Greg Jordan at Blountstown HS … All-State selection as a junior and senior … Also named to the All-Big Bend First Team both seasons and All-District in 2014 … Participated in the 2015 Florida North/South All-Star Game … Earned the Best Defensive Lineman Award in 2014 and 2015.PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 30, 1997 … Son of Lucy and Stephen Matthews, Sr.Deshon’dre PittsLB5-10, 215Hollywood, Fla. (Miramar HS) PREP: Two-year starter at middle linebacker for coach Pierre Senatus at Miramar HS in Hollywood, Fla. … First Team All-Broward County as a junior and senior … Chosen to play in the North Broward-South Broward and the Broward County-Dade County All Star Games … Helped Broward to its first-ever win over Dade in the game’s history … As a senior in 2015, totaled 70 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles … Recorded 52 stops, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and a touchdown a year earlier while being named team Defensive MVP.PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 24, 1998 … Son of Shantonise Butler and Octavious Nixon … Currently has a 3.0 GPA … Would like to graduate with a degree in finance and become a Financial Advisor after college.Chris RiddleQB6-3, 200Jacksonville, Fla. (University Christian School) PREP: Pro-style, pocket passer who played the 2015 season at the Atlanta Sports Academy as a post-graduate after reclassifying from the Class of 2015 … Named Honorable Mention All-City for the Jacksonville area … Selected to participate in the 2015 North Florida All-Star Game and the 2015 Florida-Georgia All-Star Game … Finished senior year with a 3.67 GPA and graduated in the top 10% of his class at University Christian School … Broke his leg the week before his junior season was to begin.PERSONAL: Son of Heidi and Jon Riddle … Born on August 13, 1997 … Has two brothers, Matt (21) and Brandon (10) … Father’s job relocated the family from Eden Prairie, Minn. to Ashburn, Va. before his freshman year of high school in summer of 2010 and again to Jacksonville in summer of 2013.Caleb RobinsonWR6-0, 175Umatilla, Fla. (Umatilla HS) PREP: Two-year starter at wide receiver for coach Steve Seward at Umatilla HS, about an hour north of Orlando in Lake County … Class 4A Second Team All-State as a senior after earning First Team honors as a junior … Selected to participate in the East/West All-Star Classic (Central Florida all-star game) and the FACA North/South All-Star Classic … Named to the Orlando Sentinel Top 100 as a senior (top 100 players in the state of Florida) … Two-time Orlando Sentinel Super 60 (top 60 players in Central Fla.) … Finished his prep career with 1,446 receiving yards, 1,387 rushing yards, 506 kickoff return yards and 41 touchdown … Totaled 3,847 all-purpose yards (138.5 ypg) in his career … Scored two or more touchdowns in 12 different games … Also played baseball and basketball.PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 4, 1997 … Son of Jenny and Wes Rose.Chris SchwarzRB5-10, 205New Port Richey, Fla. (River Ridge HS) PREP: Three-year varsity letter winner at running back for coach Ryan Benjamin at River Ridge HS, northwest of Tampa … Holds the Pasco County career rushing record with 5,375 yards in two seasons … First Team All-State and All-Conference as a junior and senior … Rushed 366 times for 2,686 yards in 2015 after setting the Pasco County record with 2,689 in 2014 … Also was the state of Florida leading rusher and ranked No. 24 nationally in 2014 … Rushed for 398 yards and four touchdowns on 55 carries in a game against Tarpon Springs in the first round of the playoffs … Scored more than 50 touchdowns in his career, including a Pasco County record 27 in 2014 before 26 in 2015 … Named Team MVP following his sophomore and junior seasons … Team captain all three years on varsity … The Royal Knights won 10 games in each of his final two seasons, setting the school record for single-season victories en route to a pair of District (8-5A in 2015 and 7-5A in 2014) and Sunshine Athletic Conference titles … Wore jersey #40 as a tribute to Mike Alstott – who many people say he looks like … Also played middle linebacker and on special teams … Three-time Scholastic Player of the Year recipient … SAC Award Winner for outstanding athletic achievement in 2014.PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 30, 1998 … Son of Amy and George Schwartz … Has two brothers, Austin (21) and Nick (15) and a sister, Isabella (7).Ke’shawn ShowersDE6-5, 200Pensacola, Fla. (Pine Forest HS)PREP: Finished his senior season with 95 tackles, including 52 solos and eight sacks for head coach Jerry Pollard … Made 13 starts as a team captain who helped lead the Eagles to the District 1-6A title … Named Pensacola News-Journal First Team All-Area … Participated in the Max Emfinger All-America Bowl in Metairie, La. and the Pensacola Sports Subway All-Star Football Game in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 25, 1998 … Son of Marlene and the late Johnny Showers … Has a younger brother D’Angelo (14) and a sister, Ondraiea Murphy (21).Qua’shaud SmithCB5-9, 155Douglas, Ga. (Dunnellon HS) PREP: Three-year starter at cornerback and wide receiver for coach Price Harris at Dunnellon HS, 25 miles east of Ocala … The Tigers went 11-2 and advanced to the Class 4A regional finals in 2015 … Two-time All-County pick … MCIAC All-Conference Team and FACA District All-Star Team … Named to the 2014 All-North Central Florida Elite Team … As a senior in 2015, he had 39 tackles, 15 pass break ups, two tackles for loss, one interception, four fumbles forced and one fumble recovery … He also had a 99-yard TD reception … Participated in the FACA North-South All-Star Game … As a junior in 2014, he made 59 stops, seven pass break ups, three tackles for loss, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … Recorded four kick returns for touchdowns in his career.PERSONAL: Born on March 19, 1997 in Douglas, Ga. … Son of Lequilla and Marcus Ali.Daryl Wilson, Jr.DT5-11, 300Panama City, Fla. (Bay HS)PREP: Four-year starter at defensive tackle for coach Jim Longerbeam at Bay HS … Class 5A First Team All-State as a senior after Second Team All-State as a junior … Three-time All-District and All-County … 2015 New Herald Defensive Player of the Year … In 2015, posted 54 tackles, 37 solo and 20 tackles for loss … Only the third player in school history to have his number retired.PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 30, 1997 … Son of Latesha Hubbard and Daryl Wilson, Sr.MID-YEAR TRANSFERS Jared CokerOffensive Lineman6-3, 305Niceville, Fla.Briar Woods HS/Richmond Spent two seasons at Richmond, playing one and redshirting one. He will have three years of eligibility at UWF.2015 (RS-Freshman): Appeared in six games for the Spiders.2014 (Freshman): Redshirted.PREP: Three-year letter winner and starter at Briar Woods HS … Three-star recruit by 247sports.com and two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Led the Falcons to three-consecutive state championships … Two-time VHSCA First Team All-State and two-time Rivals First Team All-State … Two-time First Team All-Region … 2013 Second Team All-Met as a senior … 2012 First Team All-Dulles District and All-Loudoun Team … Two-time Briar Woods Offensive Lineman of the Year … Two-time Briar Woods Most Improved Player … Also lettered in wrestlingPERSONAL: Born on June 16, 1996 … Son of Cindy and Jason Coker … Has an older sister, Lindsay.Everett CurryDefensive End5-10, 245Birmingham, Ala.Bessemer Academy/Stillman College Spent two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, playing one and redshirting one. He will have three years of eligibility at UWF.2015 (RS-Freshman): Started all nine games at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. … 2015 USA College Football D2 Rookie All-America Team … Made 38 tackles with 29 solos … Had 13.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and five QB hurries … Season-high nine tackles – all solo – and 2.0 sacks in the season finale against Kentucky State (11/7/15) … Season-best 2.5 sacks against Lane College (10/3/15).2014 (Freshman): Redshirted.PREP: Four-year letterwinner at Bessemer Academy.PERSONAL: Born on June 16, 1996 … Son of Lisa and Wayne Curry.Chris Davis, Jr.Wide Receiver5-11, 180Oviedo, Fla.Oviedo HS/UCF Spent one redshirt season at UCF. He will have four years of eligibility at UWF.2015: Did not appear in any games at UCF.PREP: Four-year letter winner and three-year starter at quarterback at Oviedo HS for coach Wes Allen … 3-star athlete by ESPN.com … Ranked No. 12 in the Orlando Sentinel 2014 Central Florida Super 60 … 203-for-365 with 2,844 yards and 18 touchdowns, while also amassing 1,618 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on 302 attempts … As a senior, was 59-for-114 with 725 yards and three touchdowns, carried the ball 57 times for 378 yards and five touchdowns and had 12 receptions for 179 yards and three scores … Ran for 788 yards and 16 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,308 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior when he was ranked as the second best quarterback in Central Florida and named to the Class 8A All-State Elite First Team … Helped lead Oviedo to the 2012 Class 7A state title game as a sophomore, earning second team all-conference honors … 2-time MVP as a wide receiver at the Orlando National Underclassmen Combine … Also participated in track and field … Received offers from UConn, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Purdue and Rutgers, as well as interest from Miami (Fla.), Pittsburgh and USF.Personal: Born in Sarasota, Fla … Son of Chris and Zephyr Davis.Anas HasicWide Receiver5-11, 215Phoenix, Ariz.North Canyon HS/North Carolina Central Has one year of eligibility at UWF.2015: Attended Arizona State but did not participate with the football program.2014 (Junior at NCCU): Started all 11 games at wide receiver for coach Jerry Mack … Ranked third on the team and top 10 in the MEAC with 530 yards on 36 receptions with 14.7 yards per catch and 44.2 yards per game … Season-high 10 catches for a team season-high 174 yards and three touchdowns against Savannah State (10/25/14) … Had seven catches for 121 yards and one touchdown on a 59-yard reception against Elizabeth City State (9/6/14).2012-13 (Freshman & Sophomore at Scottsdale CC): Collected 58 catches for 890 yards and 10 touchdowns during Scottsdale’s 10-1 season in 2013 … Originally signed with Northern Arizona University in February 2011, before playing the 2012 and 2013 seasons at SCC … Played for coach Doug Madoski. PREP: Two-year starter and letter winner for Brian Cole at North Canyon HS in Phoenix … Named Desert Valley Region Offensive Player of the Year and Class 5A Division I all-state as a senior in 2010 … Big 33 Selection … Holds every receiving record at North Canyon … Recorded 49 catches for 1,016 yards with eight touchdowns in 2010 … Moved to ‘Wildcat’ when team QB was injured, and rushed for 656 yards on 51 carries and six touchdowns … Also had 60 tackles with two interceptions, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and a touchdown on defense.PERSONAL: Born in Croatia … Son of Nahid and Nermina Hodzic.Troy MarshallOffensive Line6-3, 305Chelsea, Ala.Chelsea HS/Murray State Spent two seasons at Murray State, redshirting in 2015 and will have three years of eligibility at UWF.2015 (Sophomore): Moved to offensive line and did not appear in any games for the Racers … Received a redshirt.2014 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games with starts against Western Michigan and Jacksonville State … Had 20 total tackles on the season with eight solo … Made 3.5 tackles-for-loss for a total of 12 yards … Had 1.5 sacks for 10 yards of loss … Had career-high six tackles against JSU (9/27/14) … Forced two fumbles on the year at Louisville (9/16/14) and against Kentucky Wesleyan (10/25/14).PREP: Played for head coach Wade Waldrop at Chelsea HS … Earned Birmingham News All-Shelby County honors as an offensive lineman as a senior and All-Shelby County honorable mention as a defensive lineman his junior season.PERSONAL: Full name is Troy Phil Marshall … Born on Dec. 9, 1995 … Son of Marion and Rayfield Marshall … Has three brothers, Ray, Drew and Patrick, and one sister, April … Brother, Ray, played football at Alabama.Ishmel MorrowWide Receiver5-11, 185Ocean Springs, Miss.Ocean Springs HS/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Played two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC and will have two years of eligibility at UWF.2014-15 (Freshman & Sophomore): Appeared in 11 games and was the Bulldogs’ leading receiver, catching 51 balls for 682 yards in 2015 … Averaged 62.0 yards per game and 13.4 yards per catch … Had four touchdown receptions with a career-high two in the season-opener at Northeast Mississippi CC (8/27/15) … Posted a career day against NMCC, with nine receptions for 207 yards receiving, including a 52-yard scoring play … Hauled in a career-high 10 receptions for 80 yards and a TD against Jones County JC (8/24/15) … Participated in the MJCAC All-Star game, catching a 70-yard TD for the South squad in the 21-10 victory.PREP: Four-year letter winner at Ocean Springs HS … 2012 First Team MHSAA All-State Class 6A as selected by the Mississippi Association of Coaches … Participated in the 2012 Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game … As a senior, recorded 74 receptions for 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns.PERSONAL: Born on June 11, 1995 … Son of Rose Morrow and Michael Trussell.Kaleb NoblesQuarterback5-10, 195Fitzgerald, Ga.Fitzgerald HS/Valdosta State Spent three years at Valdosta State, redshirting in 2015 and has two years of eligibility at UWF.2015 (Junior): Redshirted.2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 13 games, including four starts at QB … Completed 61 percent or more of his attempts in each of those four starts… Threw for 103 completions in 164 attempts, good for a 62.80 completion percentage on the year… Posted a 124.16 efficiency rating and exceeded 1000 yards passing with a total of 1042 on the year… Slung seven touchdown passes… Top performance came against UNC Pembroke (11/8/14) when he completed 24-of-38 for 308 yards and four touchdown passes… Came off the bench at undefeated and No. 3-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne (11/29/14) in an NCAA Second Round game to lead the Blazers to a 23-21 victory, throwing for 125 yards on 18-of-27 passing and four touchdowns in three quarters of play … Also carried the ball 32 times on the year for 50 yards.2013 (Freshman): Played in 10 games, including starts at Delta State (11/2/13) and at Texas A&M-Kingsville (11/16/13) … Completed 94-of-148 passes, or 63.5 percent of his chances … Threw for 967 yards and 12 touchdowns … Passed for six scores and 351 yards while completing 31-of-51 yards in the DSU game … Also ran 35 times for 39 yards and a score on the season … Was 19-of-21 for 238 yards and four touchdowns at West Georgia (10/19/13) … Only played in the second half of the game against Wolves and led the Blazers back from a 17-0 deficit to a 35-30 victory … Was 25-of-42 for 228 yards and a score while also rushing for a touchdown against TAMK.PREP: Three-year letter winner at Fitzgerald HS for coach Robby Pruitt … Led the Purple Hurricanes to a 11-2 record and a spot in the GHSA AA quarterfinals in 2011 … Completed 107-of-162 passes, a 66.0 percent completion rate, for 1,481 yards … Threw 15 touchdowns against only four interceptions … Tossed four touchdowns against McIntosh County Academy in the first round of the state playoffs … Also carried the ball 34 times for 46 yards and three scores.Fiante WeirOffensive Line6-3, 305Ocean Springs, Miss.St. Martin HS/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Played two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC and will have two years of eligibility at UWF.2015: Appeared in 11 games for the Bulldogs, who went 8-3 … The team averaged 378 yards of total offense per game and 207 rushing ypg … Helped the team rush for more than 200 yards in seven games … Participated in the MJCAC All-Star game. High School: Made 84 tackles as a junior and senior at St. Martin HS … Appeared in 12 games as a senior in 2013, making 51 tackles, including 51 solos … Also had 14 tackles for loss … Had 30 stops with 15 solo in 2012.PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 2, 1995 … Son of Mhyna and Mark McCauley.Print Friendly Version
Related Topics2018 NBA Finals2018 NBA PlayoffsCavaliersCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersGolden State WarriorsNBA Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Ashley Bastock CLEVELAND– Game 4 is the fourth elimination game the Cavaliers have had to play in during these playoffs, and considering it is do or die, you probably don’t need anything to get you more excited, or at the very least, anxious.But if you do, the Cavs have you covered with a hype video for Game 4.Watch below:”We’re not gonna give in … we know we can beat this team.”#NBAFinals || #WhateverItTakes@KeyBank’s #KeyInsider Game 4 Hype Video pic.twitter.com/BMcGt3gxvT— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 7, 2018
The 2001-2002 JBL Super League season begins in early October.The 62-year-old Westhead has formerly coached the Los Angeles Lakers (1979-82), Chicago Bulls (1982-83), Denver Nuggets (1990-92) and Golden State Warriors (1998-2000) and holds an overall record of 159-164 in the NBA.Westhead coached the Lakers to the NBA championship during the 1979-80 season. Westhead has also been the head coach at La Salle, Loyola-Marymount and George Mason. The Matsushita Electric Panasonic Super Kangaroos of the Japan Basketball League announced Tuesday they have hired Paul Westhead as their new head coach.Westhead is expected to join the team later this month. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Kickoff.co.uk looks at the stats behind tonight’s Bristol City v Fulham fixture at Ashton Gate.Fulham full-back Ryan Fredericks, who spent a brief spell at BS3 in August 2015, says he expects a tough game against his former colleagues tonight, as HammyEnd reports.A busy schedule for tonight’s travelling side could mean squad changes at BS3, writes Get West London.The website also reports on Lee Johnson’s recent comments to bcfc.co.uk that Fulham are “one of the best footballing sides in the division.”The Bristol Post says City have “selection dilemmas” over who will replace the suspended Marlon Pack in central midfield.And sticking with the Post, the news outlet reports on Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic’s recent comments, saying he expects City to be “aggressive”, “very strong” and “fast”.
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Rugby League BY PATRICK NIATO TOM UPNG journalism student The Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup champions Mendi Olco Butterflies have again proven that they are team to look out for at this year’s tournament after advancing to the playoffs. The Butterflies long wait has now come to an end as they are set to defend the title they won last year. They move into the second stage of the challenge which will be stage in Goroka, Eastern Highlands. After the completion of the Southern Highlands leg last week two gold pass winners were declared – Poroma Nuggets – confirmed winners in pool B and WSS Bulldogs given the CEO’s mercy pass. However, it was all good news that Southern Highlands leg will get three gold passes with three teams to represent the province. The win by the Butterflies will see them earn the other gold pass, making it three teams from the Southern Highlands leg. The decider of the prolong match between newcomers Clancy Warriors and the Butterflies ended at the Tente oval in Mendi yesterday afternoon. It was witnessed by a vocal packed crowd. Butterflies again proved too strong beating the young Warriors outfit in 26-24 in a close encoutner, thanks to former Muruks and Wigmen half back Enoch Kili who delivered the winning goal from the sideline. The Warriors tried to stop the counter-attack from their more experienced opponents as they ran in three quick tries in the opening half to lead 20-14. However, the young guns fired back in the opening minutes of the second half with three tries to take over the lead 24-20. However, the never-say-die attitude of the Butterflies was telling as they muscled their way up to steal the match with a late converted try to win 26-24 in what was a thrilling encounter. As the Butterflies marched onto the field, the supporters could be heard cheering on the champions and giving them a standing ovation. The Butterflies, along with Poroma Nuggets and Wakwak Bulldogs will be representing Southern Highlands at the next stage of the Ipatas Cup in Goroka where the playoffs for the Western end challenge will take place. Meanwhile, the official gold pass presentation and announcement will be made by CEO Timothy Lepa in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands province today.
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