Efficient offense leads Horned Frogs to 77-69 win

first_imgFacebook Previous articleThe Skiff: November 15, 2018Next articleHoroscope: November 16, 2018 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Twitter Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. printGuard Desmond Bane throws down a thunderous dunk in the second half. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Against their toughest opponent of the season thus far, TCU basketball rose to the challenge, defeating Fresno State 77-69 to improve to 3-0 for the third-straight season.“[That’s a] good learning experience for us,” said head coach Jamie Dixon. “We got what we wanted out of that.”After the Bulldogs struck first with a tip-in by forward Sam Bittner, the Frogs responded with a dominant 10-0 run to take an early lead in the first quarter, forcing Fresno State to call a timeout.The Bulldogs played strong coming out of the timeout, scoring eight straight to tie the game at 10.The game went back-and-forth from there, with the Frogs leading 22-21 with 4:20 left in the half. The Bulldogs hot shooting from beyond the arc kept the game competitive.“The three was their thing to keep them in it, and they had nine of them,” Dixon said. “We said our goal was to keep them at five.”TCU turnovers and Fresno State continuing to shoot the ball well from deep had the Horned Frogs down 31-29 going into the halftime break.“We lost the lead at the end of the half,” Dixon said. “The turnovers are just too high, and that’s what’s hurt us.”Senior Alex Robinson attributed the slow start to the Frogs’ lack of experience.Similar to the first half, the Horned Frogs started the second half red-hot. An early 10-4 run put them up 39-35 within the first three minutes of the half.After sitting on the bench for extended time in the first half because of two early fouls, Robinson scored five quick, second-half points to help re-take the lead for TCU.The senior point guard would finish with 13 points and a game-high 14 assists.Guard Alex Robinson Jr. had a season-high 14 assists. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Led by the strong play of forward JD Miller, the Horned Frogs broke the game open from there, taking a ten-point lead with 13:23 left to go in the game. Miller had five points during that span and finished with 14.Guard Desmond Bane would finish with a game-high 23 points to go with 7 rebounds in all 40 minutes of play.“It’s something I really wanted to emphasize over the summer—just eating right and making sure I’m getting my extra conditioning in—just so that if games like this occur, I’ll be ready to go,” Bane said.Efficiency would be key for the Frogs in the second half, as they improved their shooting percentage to an outstanding 51.7 percent.“That’s a good sign: when you don’t feel good about your offense and you shoot 52 percent against a senior-dominated team,” Dixon said.Center Kevin Samuel was a big part of this efficiency, scoring 14 points on a perfect 6-6 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and six blocks.Center Kevin Samuel has been dominant in his first three games as a Frog. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Samuel’s six blocks were the most by a Frog since center Marlon Dumont had six against Southern Miss during the 2002 season.“Kevin’s great. He’s a huge presence on defense for us and offense, obviously. We saw [that] today,” Bane said.The Frogs will look to continue their hot start when they return to the court at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 to play Lipscomb in Schollmaier Arena.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin Facebook ReddIt First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post last_img read more

Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The latest monthly volume report from Freddie Mac found a growing mortgage portfolio and a declining level of single-family delinquencies.Freddie Mac reported that its entire mortgage portfolio totaled $137.2 billion in October, an annualized rate of 25.7%. One year ago, the portfolio totaled $51.1 billion.The single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume in October was $89.7 billion, which accounted for 71% of total single-family mortgage portfolio purchases and issuances. The aggregate unpaid principal balance of Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related investments portfolio decreased by approximately $6.7 billion in October.The government-sponsored enterprise also reported that its single-family delinquency rate dropped from 3.04% in September to 2.89% in October while its multifamily delinquency rate inched up slightly from 0.13% in September to 0.14% in October. One year earlier, the single-family delinquency rate was 0.61% and the multifamily delinquency rate was 0.05%.Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related securities and other mortgage-related guarantees increased at an annualized rate of 26.1% in October, with an ending balance of $2.52 billion. In October 2019, by comparison, mortgage-related securities and other mortgage-related guarantees increased at an annualized rate of 5.8%, with an ending balance of $2.2 billion.October marks the start of the fourth quarter, and Freddie Mac is coming off a third quarter where it recorded $2.5 billion in third quarter net income, up from $1.77 billion in the second quarter and up from $1.70 billion in the third quarter of 2019, as well as $2.4 billion in comprehensive income, up from $1.9 billion in the previous quarter and up from $1.8 billion one year earlier.Freddie Mac reported $337 billion in new single-family business activity in the third quarter, a 45% increase from the previous quarter, while its new multifamily business activity declined to $18 billion, down 10% from the prior quarter. On a year-over-year measurement, Freddie Mac’s single-family and multifamily guarantee portfolios grew 11% and 14%, respectively. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2020-11-25 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 25, 2020 1,279 Views Share Save Related Articles  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Previous: Top 5 U.S. Cities Experiencing Drops in Affordable Homes Next: Most Americans Don’t Fully Understand Their Homeowner’s Insurance Policy About Author: Phil Halllast_img read more

Tunnel still afloat

first_imgEUROTUNNEL’S efforts to drum up support from shareholders for the complex financial restructuring intended to make its £8·5bn debt more manageable were rewarded at an extraordinary general meeting on July 10 in Paris. After 6 h of debate, the resolutions needed to approve the restructuring were passed by a majority of 98%.Several groups of shareholders had threatened to vote against the plans, thereby risking a collapse of the whole Eurotunnel edifice. Among factors which persuaded the rebels to volte-face was an agreement in principle on July 1 by the French and British governments to extend Eurotunnel’s concession from 65 to ’at least 99 years’. Conditions attached to this were that the banks and shareholders endorsed the restructuring, that the governments shared profits with Eurotunnel after 2052, and that both sides should seek agreement ’on ways and means to increase railfreight traffic through the Channel Tunnel and beyond.’Eurotunnel must now secure the support of its 174 creditor banks. olast_img read more

Decatur County United Fund names new board members

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County United Fund has welcomed Brett Abplanalp, from Decatur County REMC and Scott Wesseler from Delta Faucet Company to the board of directors.Brett Abplanalp is the CEO of Decatur County REMC. Abplanalp is a Greensburg native and graduate of Greensburg High School, Purdue University and Ball State University. He is married and has three children. He says, “I am very excited to help in any way to this great organization.” Brett is also YMCA board member, Economic Development Corporation board member, and a board member on Community Corrections in Greensburg.Scott Wesseler is the Plant Manager of Delta Faucet Company and has been with the company for 24 years. Scott is a Greensburg native and is married with four children. He is a graduate of Greensburg High School and Ball State University. He is also a board member of the Economic Development Corporation. He says, “I am excited to help out the community and be a part of the United Fund.”last_img read more

Inside Conditions…The Pirates of Penzance

first_imgStarling Marte (6) heads home to score on a double by Andrew McCutchen in the eighth inning of the baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The run tied the game as the Pirates went on to win 2-1 in 14 innings. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)by Aubrey BruceHello “dere” my faithful students, school is officially “in” you diggg. It’s now “Howdy Doody” time.According to dictionary.com the definition of the word penzance is; Pen•zance [pen-zans], (noun); A seaport in SW Cornwall, in the SW extremity of England: resort.Isn’t it ironic that Pittsburgh sits in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania and is one of the United States most valuable industrial shipping ports?Also Wikisource.com informs me that one of the theatre productions of the play ‘Pirates of Penzance’ was put on at Comique, London, 3 April 1880. It is also no coincidence that the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates are no joke!I see you scratching your “noggins” now you have to connect the dots.The Pirates joined the National League in its sixth season in 1887, six years after the NL was formed in 1881. The Pirates were competitive from the jump and won three National League titles from 1901 to 1903, playing in the very first World Series in 1903 and winning their first World Series in 1909 lead by future MLB hall-of-famer Honus Wagner.“Pour, oh, pour the pirate sherry; Fill, O fill the pirate glass; And, to make us more than merry, let the pirate bumper pass. For today our pirate ‘prentice rises from indenture freed; Strong his arm, and keen his scent is he’s a pirate now indeed!”Let’s weave this fabric together, yinz. Sometimes the students have to instruct the instructors.There is a communal spirit that is beginning to develop around the city and around PNC Park in regards to the chances and I mean very possible chances for the Pirates to make a serious run at a MLB title.“Pour, oh, pour the pirate sherry; Fill, O fill the pirate glass.” Everybody has to get in on the act. AUBREY BRUCE AND NAT JEFFRIES CIRCA 1979One of my fondest memories was from the year 1979, the year that the Bucs’ won their last MLB title. There is a world famous watering hole in Lawrenceville formerly named “Nat’s” now known as “Art’s.” The late Nathaniel “Nat” Jeffries and Arthur “Art” Jeffries are brothers. When Mr. Nat retired his brother Art assumed ownership.Anyway, in “79,” Nat’s daughter “Cookie” Jeffries would ask anyone entering the establishment; “Did the Pirates win?” When the patron would answer “yes,” Cookie would yell, “okay yaw’ll, the boys’ have kicked a– again, it is time for refills, pour the corn.”What a very ingenious way to sell more “juice” but she really did not have to go through that because double shots of well whiskey were only $1.25 at Nat’s anyway, so it did not take too much salesmanship from “princess Cookie” or anyone else in order to be convinced to refill their glasses with “hole-lee” water while the Pirates fight song for that year the ‘Sister Sledge tune; ‘We are Family’ was almost always (at least every 15 minutes or so) blaring from the jukebox.“And, to make us more than merry, Let the pirate bumper pass.”See guys and dolls, in 1979 the Pirates had a certain kind of swagger. Teams either got out of their way or were run over.It was nearing the end of the disco era. Society and sports teams played hard and partied harder. However this time of winning was more than just scores on a scoreboard because as the Pirates were winning the region was losing and was in the process of reinventing itself. There was not much to celebrate from an economic perspective in Pittsburgh in 1979 but the “79” Bucs’ were truly a comforter for all of the other things that were going wrong during that vital “make love and not war” era.The motto of the Pittsburgh Pirates squad of 1979 was not “turn the other cheek,” no it was just the opposite. Their attitude was; “break the other jaw.The only time that you would find the Pirates drinking mint juleps with the opposition during the era of “Pops” Stargell was after they had knocked out all of the teeth of the opposition and their opponents were unable to eat solid food.“For today our pirate ‘prentice rises from indenture freed.” the young Bucs’ of 2013 have been freed from the past. They have used the “blowtorch of youth” to cut loose the shackles of losing. When a blowtorch has to be utilized to cut shackles there is going to be some pain involved but the old saying has never been more true than now; “No pain, no gain.”“Strong his arm, and keen his scent he’s a pirate now indeed!”The strength of youth is beginning to show very well alongside the stability of experience that the 2013 Pirates have. Pittsburgh is beginning to smell blood in the water and they are now salivating at just the thought of biting into the “bloody steak” of winning. They resemble a bunch of Pit Bulls ready not for bear but for blood.See I am not one of the “fly by nighters.” Ya know, loving the Pirates now that they are showing some promise.This past spring I went to Bradenton, FL to see the Bucs’ compete in a few “grapefruit” league skirmishes. The previous time that I visited Bradenton to see Pittsburgh in action was in 2009. I could smell the “jelly” then and I can still smell it now.In light of my previous health issues I have been hoping that I would be blessed with the opportunity to cover one more MLB World Series or even one NLCS series featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates.“No Englishman unmoved that statement hears, because, with all our faults, we love our House of Peers. I pray you, pardon me, ex-Pirate King! Peers will be peers, and youth will have its fling.” The time for talking and teaching is over. “Yinz” guys and gals have been really good today………..Class dismissed.Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741last_img read more

Senior Bowl a perk for prospects who stick around

first_imgNorth Squad defensive tackle Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh (97), left, drills against offensive guard Cyril Richardson of Baylor (68) during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Being a senior NFL prospect does have some perks.While many of the likely top picks are underclassmen, their slightly older counterparts get an expenses-paid week at the Senior Bowl to showcase their talents before a few hundred NFL coaches, executives and scouts plus the chances to make a good impression in face-to-face meetings.Saturday’s game won’t feature three top-5 picks like 2012, when Eric Fisher, Lane Johnson and Ziggy Ansah catapulted into that rarefied air. The weeklong audition could make some prospects extra money when the draft comes around in May.“I do think you’re going to see some players maybe that were second- or third-rounders that could elevate into the first round, because they’re seniors and that reliability and the willingness to compete and those sorts of things are going to be an easier sell,” said Phil Savage, the game’s executive director and a former general manager of the Cleveland Browns.“They are going to know these players better than the junior who just declared, who they’ve got to figure out in the next three months.”The game has opened its doors the past two years to juniors who have graduated like Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard.Potential No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney and North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron even took in a Tuesday practice.Clowney was among the record 102 underclassmen who declared for the draft. He, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins and Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson are among the potential Top-5 selections in that group.They’ll get plenty of chances to impress NFL teams before the draft, including the combine. They just don’t get to do it in Senior Bowl practices with the bleachers and sidelines packed with potential employers watching matchups like Baylor guard Cyril Richardson going against Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald.“We concern ourselves with the guys on our list that come out to compete,” said Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, who’s leading the South team. “With the juniors coming out now, it places much more emphasis on this opportunity there. There are so many evaluations that take place that you can come here and see a lot of guys in a three-day period. That part’s great.”The Senior Bowl has averaged 10 first-rounders over the past nine drafts. The NFC Championship game between San Francisco and Seattle featured quarterback alums Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.You never know who you’re going to run into at Senior Bowl practices, or nearly run into.“We ran an out route and I went to throw it and the ball was headed right at (Jets coach) Rex Ryan, so I was hoping my guy would catch it so he wouldn’t send those extra blitzes at me later on,” said Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, whose brother David was the No. 1 overall pick after playing in the 2002 Senior Bowl.This year, nine eligible, uninjured players turned down invitations, including Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde and Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.It might not affect their draft status, but NFL teams do notice.“Personally, I believe when you’re given an opportunity to go out and compete and show what you’re capable of doing, you should take advantage of every opportunity,” Atlanta Falcons and North coach Mike Smith said.Top talents like Matthews, Mosley and, of course, Clowney and Manziel aren’t likely to need a week like this to help their stock. Others can benefit either in the draft or down the line as free agents with impressions made in Mobile.“I wouldn’t throw a blanket on it and say if you’re a first-rounder you shouldn’t come here because there’s guys that are coming up behind you that want that spot,” Savage said. He encourages players who are projected as late first-rounders or early second-rounders to participate.Top linebacker prospect Anthony Barr of UCLA was among 19 other invites who are recovering from injuries.Their absences opened up slots for others, a potentially useful reminder for future pros.“It’s just like the big leagues,” Savage said. “It’s next man up. That’s the stark reality of pro football.”last_img read more

India vs West Indies: Upset KL Rahul determined to be more patient with his…

first_imgAdvertisement queNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsz7yfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) anq6Would you ever consider trying this?😱al9bCan your students do this? 🌚8kbh4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian opener KL Rahul, after being dismissed for 44 and 38 in each innings of the 1st Test against West Indies, claimed that he was disappointed with his game, but there are a lot of things he is doing right. In the press conference after Day three’s play, Rahul stated that “technique and everything is overrated” and that he needed to show some patience.Advertisement “Technique and everything are overrated – when you get runs everything looks good. So, it was important for me to spend time in the middle. (I am) very disappointed but there are a lot of things I’m doing right. Just need to keep my head down and show some patience,” Rahul said in the media conference.Advertisement The Karnataka batsman looked solid in the first innings until he was dismissed by Roston Chase registering 44 runs to his name, and on Saturday, Rahul failed to execute a paddle sweep against the same bowler, this time being dismissed for 38. His half-century in the single Test against Afghanistan and 149 against England last year, are the only success he has enjoyed in the longest format since the start of 2018.The right-hander then added, “I just have to prolong the good things I’m doing till I get to 35-45. I’m batting well, I looked comfortable in both the innings and my head-space is very good. Happy about a lot of things. If I can keep my patience and keep batting the way I do in the first 60-80 balls, if I continue to do that for 200-250 balls then it’ll obviously benefit me and the team.”Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more