DeCourcy rates Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State as the best point guard in the country before the start of the 2013-2014 college basketball campaign, saying the following: “This isn’t supposed to be a career achievement award; it’s supposed to be an achievement award, and Smart was one of the five best players in college basketball this past season. Heck, he was one of the three best. His commanding presence on both ends of the court elevated what had been a poor Cowboys team that lost its leading scorer into a legit conference title threat. And then, when he might have been a top-five pick in the NBA draft, he decided he wanted to do better in the NCAA Tournament and chose to stick around another year.”
DeCourcy’s next choice is Andrew Harrison, a freshman who will play for the University of Kentucky this upcoming season: “It would be disingenuous to ignore the buzz that Harrison and his brother might be difficult teammates, but it would be downright foolish to ignore that coach John Calipari has resolved far more difficult circumstances. (He got DeMarcus Cousins to focus on winning. Any questions?) Harrison is an elite talent who’ll be surrounded by elite talent. One of the few real questions in where to rank him is how much of the glory will be directed his way.”
Next on DeCourcy’s list is Yogi Ferrell of Indiana, who flamed out in the NCAA tournament against Syracuse in the Sweet 16 but did so much for Indiana at both ends of the floor during the regular season, lending structure and cohesion to the Hoosiers’ halfcourt offense. Here’s DeCourcy: “Victor Oladipo is gone, and Cody Zeller, and Jordan Hulls. The Hoosiers lost nearly everyone but Bob Knight this offseason. But Ferrell returns, and because more will be demanded of him more will be delivered. As a freshman, he was mostly expected to defer to all those veterans and only occasionally to upstage them, but he is an elite athlete and capable shooter who could experience a Shane Larkin-type surge to excellence.”
The fourth point guard for DeCourcy is Jahii Carson of Arizona State: “Carson is a high-risk/high-reward player, in part because he had to be. In order for ASU to come as close as it did to reaching the NCAAs last season, Carson had to gamble more than some of the other great playmakers. If he can manage his turnover numbers and make a few more 3s and, most important, get to the tournament, his talents could be truly appreciated. It’s hard—no, all but impossible—to make All-American from the NIT.”
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The ability to land top prospects in college football is essential to a programs survival. There are several reason why top recruits may decide on one program over another. It may be that they want to stay and play in their home state close to home. Often times a program’s winning reputation is enough to put a stamp on it for many top recruits. So when you lose some of your best players to transfers or to the NFL draft, many ask what are you to do. Well, hire one of these coaches and let them work their recruiting magic. Over the years these coaches have helped to maintain these top notch football programs through their ability to land top recruits across the nation. Lowvig.ag has compiled a list of some of the best.
Brian Kelly, Head Coach, Notre Dame: Brian Kelly has done a fantastic job recruiting the likes of Manti Te’o and Tyler Eifert both NFL lottery picks with high expectations. Seems as though Kelly will have his hands full after losing two of his best players to the draft. On the other hand he has managed to do a great job recruiting for the class of 2013. Kelly landed star running back Greg Bryant who has great hands, big play ability and is ranked as high as second in the nation at RB.
Urban Meyer, Head Coach, Ohio State: The Buckeyes are a national powerhouse and they can thank Urban Meyer for helping them maintain this high standard. Ranked second only to Alabama, Ohio State’s coach has managed to land some highly touted recruits such as safety Vonn Bell. Vonn is one of the top safety recruits in the nation he has great hands, is fundamentally sound and is also a great playmaker.
Butch Jones, Head Coach, Tennessee: Tennessee coach Butch Jones and his team of expert recruiters have already managed 15 commitments for 2014, tops in the country. How does he do it you might ask? Butch Jones is a master when it comes to building relationships with top recruits, he is very personable and understands the importance of this character trait. The Vols have landed top prospect Marquez North, one of the top WR recruits in the nation. He should help fill some of the voids left by their top playmakers who left for the NFL draft.
Nick Saban, Head Coach, Alabama: Nick Saban is a college football giant. Having said that even if he wasn’t, Alabama would still be landing some of the top recruits in the nation due to their powerhouse reputation alone. Alabama dominated opponents last year on their way to a national championship. This year Saban has showed his recruiting prowess by landing top recruits such as IL Reuben Foster, probably the best inside linebacker in his class as well as O.J Howard a top ranked TE. When it comes to recruiting top talent the Crimson Tide truly are ahead of the class. If you like horse racing check us out at www.lowvig.ag/horse-betting.
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It's hard to believe now, but NASCARr used to be cool, I swear. The origins of the sport can be traced back to Prohibition when a bunch of bootleggers used to soup up their cars so they could outrun the cops. Eventually, these drivers would meet up to race each other. These races evolved into stock car racing. The first NASCAR sanctioned race was in 1948 at Daytona Beach. The first drivers of this burgeoning sport were outlaws, rebels, badasses. Unfortunately, the sport now consists of a bunch of goons whoring themselves out for their sponsors, which range from Viagra to Red Bull. The only reason any sane person would ever take a break from their poker games and catch a glimpse of a race is in the hope of seeing a spectacular crash of biblical proportions, with flaming chunks of steel and rubber littering the asphalt.
To NASCAR fans the Bristol Motor Speedway is synonymous with mayhem and destruction, and rightfully so. In 1990, during Budweiser's 250 Busch Grand National, an access gate near turn 2 wasn't properly secured. This mistake nearly killed Michael Waltrip when he rammed his car into said gate at over 100 mph. His car disintegrated upon impact. The resulting wreckage resembled a cockroach that had been recently stopped on. Rescue workers quickly rushed to the scene expecting the worse. Surprisingly, they found a stunned but relatively unscathed Waltrip. A nearly identical crash happened to Mike Harmon twelve years later in 2002 when the gate was once again left unsecured. Harmon, like Waltrip, survived miraculously. You think NASCAR would have learned their lesson...
Michael Waltrip's brother, Darrel, was also involved in another brutal wreck in 1980 and nearly killed a king in the process. The race was at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Richard “The King” Petty collided with the concrete wall right after the second turn. The collision sent the right front tire flying down the track and nearly flipped his car. Petty's car was spiraling backwards but Petty was still relatively ok until Darrel Waltrip spun into Petty, hitting the driver side door. The force of that collision broke Petty's neck and nearly ruined his career.
The football sport we all know and love has a very important game process called penalties, which can be used to award the team when a certain violation occurs within the rules, then the player can shoot his penalty. Listed below are some of the common mistakes players do, that lead them to giving a penalty or free kick:
1. Touching the soccer ball with hands\palms:Whenever a player touches the ball within game time with the hands, or arms - it will be considered a violation and ball will be turned over. However, sometimes the player can't control the impact point and if the ball hits the hand by accident - it won't usually be counted as a penalty.
2. Complex penalties: They're mostly awarded if the players violate the very specific technical rules with the game.
3. Holding the clock: One of the harsh violations is holding the clock by inhibiting game play , by holding the ball or passing without any try to create a fast game.
4. Unfair play: One of the main moto that soccer tries to push forward worldwide is the fact that soccer is a very sportive and friendly play, and those who show the opposite will get a violation.
5. Hazardous game style: Sometimes players doesn't think deep enough and are mad and they run directly into dangerous situations enjoy deliberately to avoid the progress with the opponents.
These were some of the reasons players get fouls and penalties for specific gameplay. If you plan on learning more about soccer, it's best that you try and learn how fouls work and what is the right way to play without getting violations, or Vinnarum