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

Chermside West home sells for $691,200 after sellers squeeze in an extra bathroom

first_imgThis home at 11 Viney St, Chermside West, sold for $691,200.This charming Chermside West home has sold for $691,200.The two-level property at 11 Viney St attracted 35 groups through the first open home and three written offers. Inside 11 Viney St, Chermside West.Coronis Stafford sales specialist Lance Russell said it was bought as a first home for a young couple.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“They really loved the street and the little pocket it was in,” Mr Russell said. “They also loved the home was fully renovated with nothing left to do.”The home was purchased by the sellers in January 2017 for $470,000. Open plan living at 11 Viney St, Chermside West.Mr Russell said he had met the sellers about a year before the home was put on the market, when they had consulted with him on how to best add value to the property.“When I spoke to them about adding value I said if you can change the floorplan and add an extra bedroom or bathroom that would be the best way to go,” he said.“They added an ensuite which, in my opinion, made a massive difference.”Mr Russell said the suburb was previously “untapped” but now people were starting to “clue on”.“There is another home at 35 Chingford St that is a blank canvas, but we’ve already had seven written offers,” he said.last_img read more

CFP leaves Pac-12 out of top

first_imgIt doesn’t really make sense. Anyone who’s watched an extended amount of college football this season would be able to tell you that USC is a legitimate top 25 team. The talent is undeniable, the potential is sky-high and the chemistry recently has been inspiring. I’d feel confident with USC going into a matchup with anybody in the country right now.But somehow, USC didn’t make the College Football Playoff committee’s first top 25 ranking. Of course, when I take at look at everyone it did include, I remember why. No team with more than two losses cracked the ranking. The Trojans’ recent surge doesn’t change the fact that they still have three. It’s not the CFP’s vote that doesn’t make sense, but that the team we’ve seen since Clay Helton took over as head coach already has three losses this season heading into the final stretch. The difference between the team since Helton inherited it feels like night and day. It’s so frustrating to think about what could have been with this roster, or the excitement and buzz that could have been going around campus this week if it were the Trojans who were either in striking distance — or already projected — to make the playoff.Though there’s still plenty to play for this season, and I still hold on to the belief that the Trojans are not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention at this point, the look of the first CFP poll isn’t very encouraging that even a miracle can happen with USC’s season.Overall, I think the committee did a good job with its first poll. While the AP Poll still has Ohio State at No. 1, holding on a little too much to the preseason hype surrounding the defending national champions, I like the CFP’s decision to go with Clemson at No. 1. The Tigers have a truly marquee win already this year with their victory over Notre Dame. Instead of Baylor at No. 2, the CFP has LSU, who also has a big-name win this year over Florida. Clemson and LSU are the only undefeated Power Five conference teams with that kind of a win already, and I’m confused as to why the AP poll doesn’t recognize that.It’s still too early to really say anything definitive about the rankings, with the meat of most conference schedules just getting underway this upcoming weekend. The        No. 3 Buckeyes still have to play     No. 7 Michigan State; No. 6 Baylor still has to play No. 8 TCU. But there were some noteworthy question marks from the CFP nonetheless, like a one-loss Alabama team ranking higher than all of those undefeated teams besides Ohio State at No. 4, or Ohio State being the one Power Five team without a big win that would earn a spot if the season ended today.Most relevant for USC is that the rest of the Pac-12 did not score that highly in the first poll. Not one team from the conference broke the CFP’s top 10, with Stanford coming in at No. 11 and Utah close behind at No. 12. The only other Pac-12 team making the poll is UCLA at No. 23, the last two-loss team to qualify.It’s not a terrible verdict for the Pac-12. The Cardinal and Utes placed higher than Oklahoma of the Big 12 at      No. 15 and the ACC’s Florida State at No. 16, both of whom also have one loss.But the CFP might be guilty of an SEC bias. One-loss Florida is just ahead of Stanford and Utah at No. 10, and Alabama is up another six spots from there.The wildcard is No. 5 Notre Dame, which is neither here nor there for USC. It would be great if either of the two teams in first place in the respective divisions of the Pac-12 had that spot, but it certainly makes Helton’s first loss of the season look even more forgivable on top of the situation he was thrown into.The million-dollar question is if the winner of the Pac-12 will get a spot in the big dance. As the other Daily Trojan columnists have repeated several times in this space, USC is one loss by Utah away from controlling its destiny to a Pac-12 South division title, and a likely rematch with Stanford for the conference championship.While Stanford currently trails Notre Dame in the CFP, the committee won’t have to stress about where to put the two by the end of the season. Stanford hosts the Irish for their respective regular season finales. A Cardinal win almost guarantees the four playoff spots will be reserved for Power Five conference winners, and make a win over Stanford in the conference title game look that much better.But even then, a three-loss conference winner would be really easy to leave out if the rest of the conference winners had no more than two losses. The miracle scenario for ’SC would likely require Clemson losing to Florida State, a      one-loss team emerging from the Coastal half of the ACC — a 7-1 UNC that didn’t crack the CFP’s top 25 but is No. 21 in the AP poll currently leads to Coastal standings — and then upsetting Florida State for the ACC title.But hey, if the Coastal division of the ACC taught us anything this weekend during the Miami vs. Duke game, it’s that every cliché about the unpredictability of college football is still very true.Luke Holthouse is a junior majoring in policy, planning and development and broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs Wednesdays.last_img read more

Exclusive:Kevin-Prince returns for Egypt qualifier

first_imgGhana coach Kwesi Appiah has named Kevin-Prince Boateng in a 24-man squad to face Egypt in this month’s World Cup qualifying play-off. Also included in the squad are Dominic Adiyiah and goalkeeper Daniel Agyei as both players return to the Black Stars team to play the Pharaohs in Cairo on 19 November at the Air Defence Stadium.  The Black Stars lead the tie 6-1 after the first leg in Kumasi on 15 October as the aggregate winner will qualify for next year’s final in Brazil.Ghana squad: Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Daniel Agyei (Free State Stars, South Africa) Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), David Addy (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Edwin Gyimah (SuperSport United, South Africa) Midfielders: Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem, Holland), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France) Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany) Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Dominic Adiyiah (Arsenal Kiev, Ukraine).last_img read more