Game Day Operations has success


first_imgDirector for Game Day Operations Mike Seamon said Notre Dame game weekends are following an upward trend. With the unusually warm weather, enthusiasm of fans and a 59-33 victory against Air Force, Seamon said the past weekend had all the ingredients to be “first class.” “We couldn’t ask for better weather, there was just a great sense of enthusiasm and energy in the fans, you could just see it,” said Seamon, also the associate vice president of Campus Safety. Seamon said the Air Force weekend was even more successful than the Michigan State weekend. “The Michigan State weekend was a really good weekend … But the Air Force weekend, from top to bottom, was heads and shoulders above that,” he said. The temperature Saturday was about 10-15 degrees higher than the average for the beginning of October, Seamon said, making the game day uncommonly warm for this time of year. “The weather we had this weekend was more typical for an early September game than early October,” he said. Seamon said the high levels of energy on campus were apparent as early as Friday’s pep rally. “It was a really good positive pep rally,” he said. “People were loving the weather.” Saturday’s game was sold out, with more than 82,000 people in attendance, Seamon said. Police made 10 arrests Saturday, director of Notre Dame Security Police Phil Johnson said. Seven arrests were made outside the stadium: two for public intoxication, one for battery on a police officer and public intoxication, one for battery, one for battery and public intoxication, one for theft and possession of marijuana and one on an outstanding warrant. Johnson said at the stadium, three more people were arrested for public intoxication Seamon said 4,200 people visited the tunnel Friday, which was more than 1,000 more than the Michigan State weekend, and 1,300 attended Friday’s football luncheon. “That told us on Friday to start expecting some good things,” he said. He said the flyover before the game and the recognition of the marching band at halftime contributed to the energetic atmosphere. “People loved the B-2 Bomber flyover, that was kind of very special for us,” he said. “We’ve gotten a lot of good feedback on that.” Seamon said game weekends have been following a “really good trend,” which he expects will continue for the remaining home games. “Overall I would have to say the energy and the enthusiasm was unbelievable for the weekend, [and a] great springboard into the upcoming USC weekend,” he said.last_img read more

Fire breaks out on Eni’s Goliat FPSO


first_imgA fire broke out on board Eni-operated Goliat FPSO early on Friday, forcing the Italian oil company to halt production from the Barents Sea field off Norway. At 6.30 am on Friday a fire developed in the sauna in the living quarters on Goliat FPSO, Eni informed.The Italian company said that the situation quickly came under control, but some smoke development did occur. No one was injured in connection with the incident.According to the company, the production was shut down and the crew mustered to the lifeboats. All relevant authorities were notified.The situation is normalized and the crew has demobilized in accordance with normal procedure.“Eni Norge is taking the incident seriously and is initiating an investigation to find causal links and lessons learnt,” Eni concluded.last_img read more

How to Get Ahead in the NFL.


first_imgAn interesting article in the Indy Star told how to assure yourself of a job in the NFL.  Be the son or daughter of the head coach or owner.  Bill Belichick of New England has his son, Steve, as a coaching assistant.  Jeff Fisher of the Rams also has his son, Brandon, working as his defensive backs coach.In the case of Marvin Lewis of the Bengals, his son Marcus is also a defensive assistant.  Andy Reid, the coach of the Chiefs, hired his son, Brit, as a defensive line assistant.  Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Bucs brought his son Mikal in as a safety coach.  Not to be out done, Mike Zimmer of the Vikings, has his son, Adam, as his linebacker coach.Pete Carroll of the SeaHawks has two of his sons working for him.  Nate is a wide receiver coach and Brennan is an offensive line coach.  Finally Mike Brown of the Bengals put his daughter, Kathy, in the position of chief negotiator for player salaries and she is also their business manager.  How is this for nepotism?last_img read more

Rooney waits on Fergie’s final team


first_img Rooney was not even on the bench for Ferguson’s final home game before his retirement, against Swansea on Sunday, after asking for a transfer. When Ferguson selects his line-up to play West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday he is likely to pick a team symbolic of his years at Old Trafford, with starting places for Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, plus Robin van Persie. Until recently that would have included Rooney, but the 27-year-old could well find himself left out in the cold again. Press Association Although United have stated that Rooney must honour his contract, which has two years left to run, there is a strong chance the England forward will be sold in the summer even if he decides to withdraw his request now that Ferguson is retiring. Ferguson said on Sunday that Rooney “was not keen to play” ahead of the 2-1 win over Swansea. “I don’t think Wayne was keen to play, simply because he has asked for a transfer,” Ferguson said. Much will depend on the view of Ferguson’s successor, David Moyes, who managed Rooney at Everton but later sued him for libel – and won – over remarks in the player’s autobiography. That issue has been patched up, but Rooney’s future is already top of Moyes’ new in-tray. United defender Rio Ferdinand insists everybody at the club must prove themselves to Moyes – no matter who they are. Speaking to MUTV, Ferdinand said: “We’ve got to prove ourselves to the new manager. He’s going to come in with new ideas, new rules, a new regime. “No matter how long you’ve been here – whether it’s the likes of Giggsy or myself, we’re going to be in the same boat as people like Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley. We have got to make sure he feels we’re the right people to start each game.” center_img Wayne Rooney is facing the possibility of having played his last game in a Manchester United shirt as Sir Alex Ferguson decides on the squad for his final game in charge.last_img read more

After 4 tries, Oxford upsets Udall when it counted the most – the postseason!


first_imgOxford 4 Udall 1#4 Oxford  0  0  2  0  1  0  1  4#1 Udall    0  1  0  0  0  0  0   1Winning pitcher: Oxford – Camren Clements (Win) 7 IP, 8 Ks, 6 BB, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 ER. Losing pitcher:  Udall – Billy Barnett, 5 IP.  Nolan Williams, 2 IP. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The beauty of post season is things don’t go accordingly to plan. Somewhere, someplace a team is going to lose to a team it is supposed to beat.So was the case in Burden, in Tuesday’s semifinal game between Oxford and Udall. The No. 1 seed Eagles were 18-2 against the fourth seed Wildcats who were 9-11. The Eagles had beaten the Wildcats all four times during the regular season.But Tuesday  when the final out was tallied, Oxford pulled off a 4-1 upset over Udall. The Wildcats are in the regional championship.Oxford is awaiting the winner of Cedar Vale-Dexter vs. Central Burden in the other semifinal game which was delayed because of rain yesterday. The games for today have been postponed for 24 hours. Central vs. CV-Dexter is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday with the winner playing Oxford at 6 p.m. That’s tentative, of course.Suffice it to say, the Oxford team probably won’t mind savoring this victory a little longer against its most heated rival. “I can’t say enough about these kids,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head boys baseball coach. “We are probably the youngest team in the league, some nights we are starting five or six freshmen surrounded by two seniors and two sophomores.”Udall opened with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. But Oxford scored two runs in the top of the third and would never relinquish the lead thereafter. Oxford would add one run in the fifth and one in the seventh to clinch victory.Freshman Camren Clements was spectacular on the mound getting eight strikeouts, six walks, two hits, and allowing one run for a 1.00 ER for the game.“You talk about a gut check,” Green said. “What a tough performance we got out of Cam. He was just magnificent on the mound. He was just magnificent mixing his pitches up all day keeping Udall off balanced.”Green said Oxford’s defense was just as awesome and did not commit an error in the field. In the first inning, sophomore Grant Smith thwarted a Udall scoring threat with a double play. Senior catcher Oggie Shimkus threw a kid out attempting to steal second to end the inning.“All of that just set the tone for the day,” Green said. “The boys were just solid in the field.”Offensively, Oxford took advantage of some Udall errors early in the game to take the lead and got timely hitting out of O. Shimkus, Smith, Cal Shimkus and Derek Willims.“All four of those boys drove in key runs throughout the game,” Green said.Oxford came into this game as significant underdogs. The Eagles had shared the Walter Johnson League (SCBL) regular season titles with Flinthills.“We knew how good they were going in,” Green said. “To hold that lineup to just one run all day speaks about how well our kids played. They played like a seasoned team.” Batting Highlights for Oxford:Grant Smith: 1-3, single, 1 stolen base 2 runs scored.Oggie Shimkus: 2-4, 2 singles, 2 RBI’s 2 runs scored.Derek Williams: 1-3, 1 single, 1 RBI, 1 BB.Cal Shimkus: 1-4, single, 1 RBI.Follow us on Twitter.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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