Temple game produces only two arrests

first_imgSaturday’s football home opener against Temple University brought more than 100,000 people to campus, and Director of Game Day Operations Mike Seamon said the day’s overall atmosphere was “absolutely elevated.” “It was definitely above what we would consider a normal standard for a typical opening day,” Seamon said. “Everything was energized … because people are excited about the season and there’s a key interest in Notre Dame football. [This weekend] was bigger than any of the home openers in the past two or three years.” Seamon said the stadium boasted a sellout crowd of approximately 82,000 people, and even more fans flooded campus Saturday for other game day events. Nearly 12,000 people attended Friday’s pep rally and about 5,000 participated in the tour of the stadium and tunnel on Friday, he said.  The number one concern for Saturday’s game was the weather forecast, Seamon said. “The weather was predicted to be very hot and humid, so we put together a big heat and humidity plan,” he said. “We put together a cooling station outside Gate A and worked with the first aid team to be sure we were prepared.  “It was a tough day weather-wise, but it could have been worse, thankfully. We had a good plan in place, and people did a good job watching out for each other so it went fairly well.” Phil Johnson, chief of police for Notre Dame Security Police, said the flow of traffic near campus on game day went smoothly despite construction. “Area police agencies worked cooperatively to promote public safety and smooth traffic flow,” Johnson said. “Everything with the new Douglas Road went very well. … Construction south of campus along South Bend Avenue didn’t adversely impact game day traffic.” Seamon said the outbound traffic was especially smooth after the game because not everybody stayed until the very end. “The game wasn’t very close, so a lot of people didn’t feel like they needed to stay until the last play,” he said. “It didn’t go down to the last minute so people left at different times, which really sped things up.” Police made two custodial arrests on campus Saturday, Johnson said. “One [arrest] was inside the stadium and one was outside,” Johnson said. “Both were arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.” Seamon said another main concern was the implementation of the stadium’s new bag policy. “People were very receptive and understanding [of the policy] especially in light of the Boston Marathon tragedy,” he said. “We found that if you did not bring a bag, you got into the stadium quicker and that’s what we’d recommend in the future if you want to get in quickly.”last_img read more

Henry, Hardat cop top prizes at RHTY&SC cricket academy

first_imgTHE 29th annual award ceremony of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS (RHTY&SC) concluded last Friday with an impressive closing ceremony at the St. Francis Training Centre.The academy, conducted by Delbert Hicks and Eon Hooper, was described as a huge success.Under-13 players Eon Henry and Trisha Hardat, copped the major awards at the closing ceremony. The impressive Henry won the Overall Player-of-the-Academy award while Hardat was named Female Player-of-the-Academy by the coaches.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the management of RHTY&SC was overwhelmed by the large registration of 105 young cricketers.The main objectives of the academy were to improve the cricketing skills of each player, to educate the players of the tradition, rules, history of the game and to get them to understand their roles of sports ambassadors.Foster, who also serves as president of Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), stated that RHTY&SC has a rich tradition of success to uphold, and as such, uses the academy each year to nurture new talents for the future and to further develop existing talents.The academy over the years has developed players like Esaun Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Royston Crandon, Abdel Fudadin, Khemraj Mahadeo, Delbert Hicks, Eon Hooper, Renwick Batson, Shawn Grant, Junior Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Shawn Pereira, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Sheneta Grimmond and Shabika Gajnabi.Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu, who served as the Director of the Academy, hailed the outstanding work of Hicks and Hooper, who both worked beyond the call of duty to make sure that every player was looked after individually. Club members Keith Hicks, Ravindranauth Kissoonlall, Tyrone Pottaya, Phil Archer and Pamie Brusch were also praised for their contribution.Each member of the academy who successfully participated received an educational package worth $2 500 while the top awardees received special prizes including bicycles, cricket gear, clocks, photo frames, caps and t/shirts.The top awardees at the academy, selected by the coaches were: Best batsman – Kamalchand Ramnarace, Best Bowler – Christopher Deroop, Best All-rounder – Xavier Henry, Best Fielder – S. Hardat, Most Disciplined – Dorasammy Mahadeo, Most Improved – Tameshwar Deonandan, Best Female – Trisha Hardat, Disciplined Junior Player – A. Batson and Cricketer-of-the-Academy – Eon Henry.last_img read more