Liverpool join race to sign quickly-improving €30m star

first_imgLiverpool are the latest side to be linked with a summer move for Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla. Loading… Serie A trio Atalanta, Inter Milan and Napoli are all also believed to be in the hunt for the 20-year-old as well as Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig and Everton. Leipzig are understood to have tabled a January offer of around £13m for Kumbulla; the Peschiera del Garda-born defender though stayed put. Now TuttoNapoli say Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are tracking the player, whom Man City and Man Utd have been following ‘for months’. The price tag for the player though is going up by the day with the source claiming Kumbulla is now valued at around €30m. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Albania centre-back has emerged as one of the finest young players in Serie A this season, having only made his senior debut at the start of the campaign. And, according to reports in Italy, there are understood to be a number of big European clubs tracking his progress. Manchester United are understood to have stepped up their interest in signing Kumbulla last month.Advertisement Promoted Content12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad GuysCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar House10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running Art7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking Reasonslast_img read more

Henson: Best bye week ever

first_imgWisconsin didn’t take the field this week, but the Badgers still got one of the biggest wins of their season.Iowa demolished the fifth-ranked, undefeated Michigan State Spartans 37-6 at Kinnick Stadium, therefore creating a four-way tie atop the Big Ten standings.Michigan State’s loss was huge for Wisconsin since the Badgers’ only defeat came at the hands of Sparty. With the recent wins against Iowa and Ohio State, Wisconsin currently owns head-to-head tiebreaker advantages over the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes and if MSU loses one more game – most likely at Penn State in the season finale – UW could win the Big Ten outright.Yeah, pretty exciting for a bye week. I’d go so far as to say it was one of the best bye weeks in Wisconsin history. Now, the Badgers’ performance against Purdue Saturday will have a big say in the accuracy of that statement, but this bye week is just loaded with positives.Here are four reasons why Wisconsin’s week off has been so perfect.Top teams fallIowa’s victory over Michigan State was huge for the reasons stated above and now that win over the Hawkeyes in Iowa City looks even more impressive. But UW was also aided by the play of future fellow conference member Nebraska. The Cornhuskers knocked off previously unbeaten Missouri allowing the Badgers to move up another spot in the rankings, making them the highest ranked Big Ten team in all polls.And with UW possibly entering the running for a BCS at-large bid, the rise in the BCS standings to No. 9 makes Wisconsin more appealing (OSU’s position at No.11 in the BCS, now two spots behind UW also helps in the tie-breaker scenario) . With MSU and Missouri losing their first games of the year, the Badgers are now the second-highest one-loss team in the country behind only Alabama in the human polls, who has a late season matchup against No.1 Auburn remaining (plus a potential SEC championship game).Two other teams ahead of Wisconsin, TCU and Utah, will square off this Saturday meaning Wisconsin would move up at least one more spot in the rankings with either team losing and a win over the Boilermakers.Prime time for recruitingTake the mindset of a college head coach for a second. You’ve just recently taken down the No.1 team in the country at home, with ESPN College Gameday in town. Everyone across the country saw your fans storm the field after your squad upended a perennial power in Ohio State. Then a week later you travel to Iowa City and come away with a one-point victory in an instant classic. Your program is getting tons of national exposure, your team is rising in the rankings. Man, if only you had more time to get out there and recruit with morale at an all time high.Well what do you know, the bye week comes up big once again.The Wisconsin coaching staff always uses the bye week to travel across the country and get work done on the recruiting trail and now they got to take advantage of this week off by talking to recruits about two of the biggest wins in Wisconsin football history. It’s a dream scenario for a head coach.UW has already picked up five verbal commitments since the win over Ohio State, and now the Badger staff can use all this momentum to go after some high-profile targets as they look to complete the 2011 class.Badgers in desperate need of restThe injuries have begun to pile up for the Badgers and if they had to play this past Saturday the starting lineup would have undergone a major makeover.Luckily, the injuries to some of Wisconsin’s’ top players (Lance Kendricks, James White, Pete Konz, Nick Toon, Mike Taylor, Jordan Kohout) all appear to be minor setbacks and the week of rest could give those injured enough time to heal without missing a single start.UW couldn’t have asked for a more perfectly scheduled bye week due to the recent string of injuries and the time off will greatly benefit the Badgers as they hit the stretch run of the season.Shift in preparation Wisconsin’s conference slate is divided in half by the week off. In the first half UW faced Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Iowa and the final four games include meetings with Purdue, Indiana, Michigan and Northwestern.Now, the first four Big Ten teams UW met all used a pro-style offense. The Wisconsin defense knew the opponent was intent on running the football and utilizing power formations.In the second half of the schedule however, the opponents all run a variation of the spread.Instead of having to rapidly shift gears to prepare for a completely different style, the UW coaching staff got an extra week to get the Badgers ready for the wide-open attacks they are about to face.Coaches everywhere will tell you that extra prep time is invaluable.And keep in mind, Bret Bielema’s squad was impressive coming off bye weeks a season ago.The Badgers shutout Purdue, winning 37-0 last year after a bye and crushed Hawaii 51-10 on the road after a rare week off late in the season.Wisconsin used the extra time wisely last year and it will look to do the same here with the Big Ten title up for grabs.Sure, the week off won’t be as memorable as the last couple Badger wins but in the grand scheme of things this bye week will go down as a crucial point in Wisconsin’s season.The Badgers should be recharged and refocused with four games left. Everything seems to be falling into place from the placement of this bye week to the outcome of games around the country for UW to land a BCS bid.This much needed bye week has come and gone. Now let’s see if the Badgers can get themselves a Big Ten championship.Max is a senior majoring in journalism. Did you enjoy the bye week as much as he did? Let him know at [email protected]last_img read more

Egypt league cancelled

first_imgThe Egyptian soccer league has been cancelled because of the security situation following the military overthrow of the country’s president Mohamed Mursi this month.On Tuesday, the Egyptian Football Association made official the end of the 2012/13 campaign with one round of the regular season remaining and a four-team play-off for the title to come.A statement said the association had sought support from security officials to play on but this had been refused.It is nearly two weeks since the army removed Mursi in response to mass demonstrations against him. Seven people were reported killed on Tuesday after fighting between Islamist supporters of Mursi and opponents of the deposed president and security forces.It is the second year in succession that the league has been prematurely brought to an end.A stadium riot in Port Said that led to 74 deaths in early 2012 brought football in Egypt to a near-standstill for almost 12 months before a new season was belatedly allowed to get underway. Egypt’s national team, who are on course for a place at next year’s World Cup finals, and its top clubs have continued to play in international competition. But matches have been played in front of small and restricted crowds or behind closed doors.Security concerns over the weekend meeting between the country’s two most popular teams, Al Ahli and Zamalek, has meant their derby in the African Champions League being moved some 400km from their base in Cairo.The two clubs meet at the start of the group phase on Sunday.Zamalek, who are at home, had originally wanted to host the match in Alexandria, which has become a frequently used alternative for international matches in recent months because of security concerns in Cairo.But they have now moved it to the Red Sea resort of El Gouna, 436km from the capital, with the agreement of the country’s interior ministry, the Egypt Football Association said on its website. “The idea behind it is that it is too far for hard-core fans to travel and it is easier for the security to be properly implemented,” a senior Confederation of African Football official told Reuters on Monday.Last year the first group match between the two was played behind closed doors at the Military Stadium in Cairo and the second at the same venue was allowed a capacity of only 3 000.last_img read more

Durban ‘ready’ to handle COP 17 traffic

first_img16 November 2011Transport authorities are confident that there will be no unnecessary traffic delays or problems during the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17). With more than 20 000 people expected to flock to Durban for the United Nations climate change meeting, the city will be increasingly busy.Roads Systems Manager at the eThekwini Transport Authority, Carlos Esteves, and the Metro Police believe adequate plans have been put into place to manage traffic during this period.Street closuresRoads that will be closed for the entire period are: Walnut Rd – Bram Fischer to AB Xuma and one lane on Bram Fischer, Stalwart Simelane and AB Xuma around the ICC.“The city centre and the area immediately around the International Convention Centre (ICC) precinct will be completely closed to traffic from 8 November to 12 December, but other than that it’s business as usual,” Esteves said.No other roads will be closed for the event as a whole. Localised traffic management may require temporary closures from time to time during the period, but Metro Traffic will manage the movement of traffic in those cases.All formal businesses will have appropriate access should any formal closure be required and notices will be provided in advance.Public transportationAn airport shuttle will be in operation from 17 November to 14 December and is open to non-delegates at R130 per single journey. It will stop at Gateway, Umhlanga and the Beachfront en route to its final destination at the Central Transport Hub at the centrum site in the city centre.Specially marked COP 17 bus stops will be clearly identifiable along all routes. In addition, eight Durban hotels will be selling tickets and will be available from the concierge.COP 17 delegates will be able to travel on all the shuttle buses for free by showing their delegate accreditation on embarking.Designated bike lanesMeanwhile, two bike routes have been specially created for the conference period. New designated bike lanes have also been increased for those delegates who wish to ride to the ICC precinct.The first route starts at the Beachfront and follows a route through town to the Climate Change Response Expo then on to the Durban Botanical Gardens. The other route runs from uShaka Marine World on the northern book-end of the Durban Beachfront, along the Golden Mile, to the Durban Green Hub at Blue Lagoon.Bike hire is available from a site near uShaka Marine World in the New Addington node, the Green Hub and the Pavilion site on the central beachfront, adjacent to the Durban Tourism information office.Park and rideAccredited delegates and media will be allowed into the ICC precinct for the entire period. Accredited delegate and consular parking is at the “Park and Ride” at the Durban Drive-in site and dedicated shuttles will transport visitors to the ICC and CCR Expo.Accredited media will be accommodated at the Moses Mabhida Stadium parking in Battery Beach Road, opposite the Kingspark Swimming pool (Mustering Fields parking), from where they can catch the “People Mover” shuttle to the Workshop.In addition, they can make use of a shuttle to the Cemtral Transportation Hub. Travel on the People Mover is free for accredited delegates on presentation of a delegate card.The general public will have access to parking at the various parking garages in the city and open parking along the Beachfront. From there, a short walk or use of the People Mover will get them to the CCR Expo site.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Beck’s Hybrids Makes Five-Year, $1 Million Commitment to Ohio State

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A water quality effort and the Farm Science Review at The Ohio State University received a $1 million boost from Beck’s Hybrids, to be contributed over the next five years in monetary and in-kind support.The gift was announced Thursday, May 21.Beck’s Hybrids is the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States and is based in Atlanta, Indiana. Beck’s has a location in London, Ohio, and serves farmers in eight Midwestern states.“We are supporting Field to Faucet and the Farm Science Review because they are important to farmers, and farmers are important to us,” said Scott Beck, president of the company.The university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences launched Field to Faucet shortly after dangerous microcystin levels from harmful algae in Lake Erie shut down Toledo’s water supply for two days in August 2014. The new program’s goal is to ensure safe drinking water while maintaining an economically productive agricultural sector.Ohio State’s Farm Science Review is a three-day educational and trade show event held each September at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center outside London, Ohio.“We know farmers work hard to protect the environment, and we hope our support of Field to Faucet will give them more tools to protect Ohio’s water resources,” Beck said. “And FSR is where many in agriculture go to learn about the latest in farming.”Beck’s owns property adjacent to the Review site where the company will highlight its joint research with CFAES’s outreach arm, Ohio State University Extension.“Beck’s Hybrids’ great generosity will go far in advancing the objectives of Field to Faucet,” said Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES. “Clearly, Beck’s shares our goal of identifying best practices for nutrient management. And their support of Farm Science Review— the largest university-sponsored event of its kind in the country — will greatly enhance our outreach effort.”“By cooperating with Ohio State on these water quality projects and supporting the mission of the Farm Science Review, we want to help farmers become more productive and successful while protecting Ohio’s important natural resources,” Beck said. “We expect this to be the beginning of a long partnership with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State.”last_img read more

Grizzlies’ backups, 3-point shooting, too much for Clippers

first_img“I’ll take threes anytime we can get them,” Fizdale said. “I’ve seen enough games where we’ve been on the dismal end of the 3-point shooting.”Tyreke Evans led the Memphis reserves with 20 points, while the Grizzlies also got 13 from Brandan Wright, 12 from Mario Chalmers and 10 from Chandler Parsons.Starting center Marc Gasol added 21 points.The Clippers struggled to mount much offense beyond Griffin. Patrick Beverley scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to finish with 23. No other Clipper scored more than Lou Williams’ 13.THE CONLEY DIFFERENCEThe Memphis shooting point guard hit four of his nine 3-point attempts, playing 33 minutes and showing no ill effects from his Achilles.“You could just a difference in places we could get on the floor,” Fizdale said. “Any time he’s playing well, we’re in the game.”BAD THEMERivers said there was a consistent thread to the Clippers’ three losses this season.“If I had one frustration, offensively in the three games we’ve lost, we kind of get stuck,” he said. “The ball stays on one side of the floor. It’s not moving. If you don’t see our guards at the basket a lot, it probably means we’re not moving the ball. That was disappointing.” Said Clippers center DeAndre Jordan: “(The offense) got stagnant, we got stuck on one side of the floor again. Then we become easier to guard. So for our team everybody needs to be involved. We have a lot of guys standing around right now.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: After playing six of their first eight games at home, Saturday marked the first of five consecutive road games. . Entering Saturday the Memphis reserves had outscored opposing bench players 344-198.Clippers: Recalled rookie guard Jawun Evans from its development team. The 6-foot Evans, out of Oklahoma State, had played two games with Los Angeles before being sent to its nearby Ontario affiliate.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Return to Staples Center on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Lakers.Clippers: Have back-to-back 12:30 p.m. games, returning to Staples Center Sunday to meet the Miami Heat. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I don’t think we should rely on anyone too much,” Rivers said. “We should just move the ball and play. The ball will find the better players always.“We have to get away from just looking for one guy.”The Clippers’ only lead was early in the first quarter. The Grizzlies started hitting 3-pointers — they connected on 11 of their first 19 attempts — and pulled away.Although the Clippers would twice rally to tie Memphis, they could never regain the lead.The Clippers were 4 of 26 from 3-point range, while the Grizzlies went 13 of 31.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIEScenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “Any time you can get multiple guys in double figures, it means the ball’s moving, everybody’s in rhythm, people are being unselfish,” said Grizzlies coach David Fizdale.The Memphis backups outscored the Los Angeles reserves 55-22.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’re a team that every single guy is in attack mode,” said Clippers coach Doc Rivers. “That’s what makes them good. They also share the ball well and space the floor. Every single guy you have to be ready to guard. Just watching it was frustrating.”Blake Griffin scored 30 points to lead the Clippers, who too often found their offense motionless and Griffin forced to go one-on-one. St. Pierre set for comeback fight vs Bisping at UFC 217 Read Next Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, defends against a shot by Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)LOS ANGELES — Memphis used a balanced offense and strong play from its reserves to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.The Grizzlies had seven players score in double figures, including all four reserves to top the Clippers 113-104 on Saturday. Mike Conley returned to the lineup after sitting out the last game with a sore Achilles go lead Memphis with 22 points.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Ohio State footballs Bradley Roby accepts being broke with decision to wait

Ohio State rising redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby could have declared for the 2013 NFL Draft. After a season in which he ranked No. 7 in the nation in passes defended per game with 19 over 11 games played, Roby was a potential first-round draft pick. Instead, Roby put his NFL dreams on hold to return to Columbus and lead the Buckeyes’ secondary this season. Roby said the decision was not easy. He said he felt physically and mentally ready to play professionally, and was “50-50” on whether to declare before ultimately deciding to return. “I made my decision, I’m happy with it and I’m glad I took that step because it’s just going to make me better,” Roby said. “It’s going to make our team better as well … NFL can wait.” Roby said he plans to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, and expects to be a top-10 draft pick. “I feel like after another year, I’ll be even more ready, so that next year I can start right in and start right away for a team,” Roby said. Roby said he received advice from his coaches and talked to NFL players, but had to make his own decision. Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said he was honest with Roby throughout the decision process, and tried to make it a “business decision” for Roby although he wanted him to come back. “It’s very hard in a situation like this to not be selfish, because we’re better if he’s at Ohio State,” Coombs said. “He’s a grown man. He’s got to make a grown-man decision. And he can’t make it to please me, he can’t make it to please Coach Meyer and he can’t make it to please the Buckeye nation. He’s got to make it to please Bradley Roby. I think that he did.” Coombs said he believes Roby made an “outstanding decision,” and thinks Roby can meet his draft expectations next year. “I think his stock does nothing but go up, and I think it helps him down the road,” Coombs said. “I think next year, or whenever he decides to come out, he’s going to be a first-round pick, a top-10 pick, if he really wants to work. He’s not there yet … I’m going to help him get there.” Coombs said he has seen significant improvement in Roby this spring from where he was last spring. “What I’ve learned about Bradley through the course of the season … is how hard he works at studying the game,” Coombs said. “He is a very intelligent player. He’s gifted athletically, but that’s not where it ends, that’s where it begins. He has a great understanding of offense, he studies his opponent, he understand split rules, he knows what’s going on, he looks at formations and he’s making a plan. I don’t think he had that thought process last year at this time. Now he does.” Coombs added, however, that his expectation for the cornerback to be a first-round pick is not exclusive to Roby. “That’s the standard in our room,” Coombs said. “Be a first-round draft pick. If you’re not, figure out why not, and get to that point.” Asked about passing up the money that comes with playing professional football for another year, Roby said his plan for his career was more important. “Everybody struggles in college, but at the end of the day, I have a vision for the future and I see what’s coming to me in the future,” Roby said. “So I’ll be broke for a little bit longer, it’s OK. “I told a guy a long time ago I was going to be one of the best corners to ever be here. I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished that yet.” Roby added that he needs to become a better leader in order to accomplish that. Roby said he felt he deserved to be a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is awarded to the nation’s best defensive back, last season. He said one of his goals this year is to win the Bednarik Award, which is awarded to the nation’s best defensive player, but that the team’s success is more important than individual awards. “It starts with leadership,” Roby said. “I have to have leadership to make our whole defense better, ’cause you can’t be a Bednarik winner on a bad defense. I just want our defense to be one of the top in the country, and that’s all I’m worried about, I’m worried about everybody else first and all my accolades, they’re going to fall in place. “I was so worried about myself the first couple years … I was kind of a selfish player,” he added. “I already have leadership traits, a lot of people have told me that … I would go talk to guys one-on-one off the field but I have to have that leadership on the field. That’s what’s going to make other people better, and that’s what I’ve been working on.” Rising junior cornerback Doran Grant, who is expected to start across from Roby this season, said Roby has already provided him with leadership “like a big brother.” “He like another coach out there, for real,” Grant said. “It’s crazy, the knowledge of the game he has, and that’s why I try to always be around him.” With the Buckeyes replacing six starters in their defensive front seven, Roby said he and the other two returning starters in the secondary, rising senior Christian Bryant and rising redshirt senior C.J. Barnett, have to be the leaders of their defense. “We’ve got a lot of new guys up front and some people are hurt, so we’ve just got to be a leader and show them to play Silver Bullet defense,” Roby said. read more

Troy Smith Antoine Winfield among 2014 OSU Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

OSU quarterback Troy Smith (10) buys some time and eludes Indiana’s Keith Burrus (97) in the second quarter of a football game Oct. 21, 2006 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 44-3.Credit: Courtesy of MCTA former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and two five-time National Football League Pro Bowl selections are among 13 new members of the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.Troy Smith, who won the 2006 Heisman, Antoine Winfield, who won the 1998 Thorpe Award, and Bob Vogel are to be joined by eight other former student-athletes and two OSU coaches in the 2014 class, according to a press release.The group is scheduled to be inducted at a dinner Sept. 26 and is set to be introduced at halftime of the Buckeyes’ Sept. 27 football game against Cincinnati, according to the release.Aside from his Heisman Trophy, Smith led the Buckeyes to a 25-3 mark in his 28 starts and an appearance in the 2006 BCS National Championship. He quarterbacked the Buckeyes to two Big Ten titles and a victory in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl. During his Heisman campaign, Smith set a school record with 30 touchdown passes. He played for the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers during a short NFL career and currently plays for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.Winfield was a two-time All-American and was the first defensive back to ever be named the Buckeyes team MVP after the 1997 season. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played five seasons in Buffalo before moving to the Minnesota Vikings from 2004 to 2012.Vogel was part of OSU’s 1961 National Championship football team before being selected No. 5 overall in the NFL Draft. He played in two Super Bowls and won Super Bowl V with the Baltimore Colts.The remainder of the inductees include one women’s hockey player, one women’s basketball coach, a fencer, two women’s track and field competitors, a men’s golfer, a wrestling coach, one synchronized swimmer, one men’s tennis player and two additional football players.Along with Smith, Winfield and Vogel, former football player Ralph Wolf will bring the total number of football players in the Hall of Fame to 113. So far, 277 men have been inducted since 1977 and 106 women have been inducted since 1993 – the first year women were brought into the hall.Boaz Ellis is the third men’s fencer selected for the hall, Ralph Guarasci is the 15th men’s golfer, Jeremy Wurtzman is the fifth men’s tennis player and Russ Hellickson will be the first wrestling coach ever selected for the hall. Tessa Bonhomme will be just the second OSU women’s hockey player enshrined while Becky Kim will be the 10th synchronized swimmer. The induction of Rosalind Goodwin and Tami Smith will bring the total number of track and field athletes to 11. Nancy Darsch will be the second women’s basketball coach enshrined in the hall.Bonhomme is the only OSU women’s hockey player to be named an AHCA first team All-American. She played for the Buckeyes between 2004 and 2008 and played for Canada’s gold-medal winning team at the 2010 Olympics.Darsh coached at OSU from 1986 to 1997 and led the Buckeyes to their only women’s Final Four appearance to cap the 1993 season. She later coached the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association.Ellis won three NCAA Championships and was named an All-American three times. He is also a five-time Israeli National Champion and came in second at the World Cup in 2000 and 2001.Goodwin and Tami Smith, who were teammates in 2002 and 2003, combined for four All-American selections. Each set school records during their time with the Buckeyes.Guarasci helped OSU to four straight Big Ten Championships from 1975 to 1978. He was a first team All-American in 1976 along with PGA Tour players, such as Jay Haas and Mark O’Meara.Following Hellickson’s lead from 1986 to 2006, the OSU wrestling program had 41 All-American honorees and he won Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1991 and 2002. Hellickson is also a member of the National Wrestling, Wisconsin Wrestling, University of Wisconsin and Midlands Open Hall of Fames.Kim was a four-time All-American and six-time U.S. Collegiate Champion. She was a member of the U.S. National Team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.Wolf was a first team All-American in 1937 and was part of three Buckeye squads to beat Michigan in shutout victories. He was part of OSU’s first-ever victory against a nationally-ranked team when it beat Northwestern, 7-0, in 1937.Wurtzman was an All-American selection in 2004 and was the first OSU tennis player to win the ITA National Championship. He finished his career with two singles championships in 2003 and 2004.The Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner is set to take place in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. Tickets will be available to the public July 1. read more