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

U-23 AFCON: Ghana XI vs South Africa- Kwabena Owusu starts, Polley dropped

first_imgSpain-based forward, Kwabena Owusu, has returned to the Black Meteors starting lineup for their 3rd/4th place playoff against South Africa later on Friday.Owusu came off the bench in the team’s last match against Cote d’Ivoire as a second half substitute for Robin Polley but he gets to play from the beginning this time round.The rest of the team remains unchanged from the Cote d’Ivoire match.Kwame Baah will be in post with Kingsley Fobi, Edward Sarpong, Fuseini Zakaria and Habib Mohammed in defence.The midfield has Emmanuel Lomotey and Michael Agbekponu in the deep areas with Yaw Yeboah, Evans Mensah and Samuel Obeng playing behind Kwabena Owusu.Ghana will need to win the match in order to get the final ticket to the 2020 Olympic football tournament.last_img

Saints confirm one-year deal for Jameis Winston

first_imgThe first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Winston reached an agreement with the Saints, where he is set to compete with Taysom Hill behind Drew Brees.The #Saints have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with QB Jameis Winston!Story: https://t.co/ZWHx3u1PJz pic.twitter.com/KhLXJrK2g1— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 28, 2020Winston made 72 appearances for the Buccaneers, starting 70, completing 61.3 percent of his passes and throwing 121 touchdowns and 88 interceptions. The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a one-year deal with quarterback Jameis Winston, it was confirmed Tuesday.Winston, 26, was an unrestricted free agent after five mixed seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to begin his NFL career. MORE: What if Winston, Mariota hadn’t been drafted 1-2?He threw for a career-high 5,109 yards last season, including 33 TDs and 30 interceptions.The Buccaneers have signed NFL great Tom Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots.last_img read more