Lepore to deliver Radcliffe lecture Sept. 10

first_imgJill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, was named the runner-up of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Prize, one of the 2013 PEN Literary Awards, for her book “The Story of America.” Lepore, whose latest book is “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” will speak at the Radcliffe Institute on Sept. 10 in a talk titled “Jane Franklin’s Spectacles: Or, the Education of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister.”last_img

Big Ten meltdown: Badgers sacked by Buckeyes in conference championship game

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Right from the start of the game, the Ohio State Buckeyes were the better team Saturday in Indianapolis.The No. 5 Buckeyes (12-1, 9-0 Big Ten) – behind third-string quarterback Cardale Jones who threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns – shut out No. 13 Wisconsin (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) 59-0 to claim the Big Ten championship Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.“I don’t want to see the blame go the players,” Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen said. “I don’t want to see the blame go to any of the other coaches. Put all the blame on me and I failed them today.”Jones, who made his first start of the season Saturday after Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was injured last weekend against Michigan, put to rest any doubt about whether or not a third-string quarterback could handle the big stage.On the first drive of the game the sophomore quarterback – who took home MVP honors for his performance – led the Buckeyes on a six-play, 77-yard drive that ended in a 39-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Devin Smith and put Ohio State on top 7-0 just under two minutes into the game.Jones completed 12 of his 17 pass attempts over the course of the game and hooked up with wide receiver Devin Smith for all three of his touchdowns. Smith finished with four catches for a game-high 137 yards.Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott also gashed the otherwise stout Wisconsin defense for 220 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns. Ezekiel’s first touchdown came on the Buckeyes’ second drive of the game when he took a handoff straight up the middle and ran 81 yards for the touchdown.After Elliott’s touchdown run, the Buckeyes scored on three of their next four drives which came on a Sean Nuernberger field goal, a 44-yard pass from Jones to Smith and an Ezekiel touchdown run from 14 yards out.The one drive Ohio State was forced to punt in that strech, Buckeye defensive end and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Joey Bosa forced Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon to fumble on the ensuing UW drive, recovered the fumble himself and returned it four yards for the touchdown.The touchdown put Ohio State up 38-0 with 36 seconds left in the first half where the score would remain at halftime as the Buckeyes exited to loud cheers from the large Ohio State contingent that made up the 60,229 at Lucas Oil Stadium.“That just took the momentum away completely,” Gordon said of the fumble. “I don’t think we had any [momentum], but if we had any ounce, that right there sealed the deal.”In the second half, the Buckeyes continued to shutout the Wisconsin offense while the defense continued to allow the Ohio State offense to score.Jones found Smith in the end zone for the final time in the third quarter when the two hooked up for a 42-yard touchdown pass. Running back Curtis Samuel added two rushing scores in the fourth quarter for the Buckeyes to extend Ohio State’s lead to 59-0 which tied Wisconsin’s largest loss since they lost to the Buckeyes 59-0 in 1979.Overall the Buckeyes outgained the Badgers 558-258 and ran for 301 yards to Wisconsin’s 71. It was a surprising result for a Wisconsin defense that came into Saturday’s game second in the nation in yards allowed per game (260.3) and ranked fourth in the nation in scoring defense (16.8).“It’s a really bad feeling,” Wisconsin defensive back Sojourn Shelton said. “We didn’t expect to get to this game and play the way that we did. It’s a very bad feeling.”“I felt like the defense today was in some parts playing a little timid,” UW senior inside linebacker Marcus Trotter said. “We’re a bunch of guys who are blue-collar workers with a chip on our shoulder. Something about today, we didn’t have that attitude. Me and the other guys really try to implement that today. I put that on myself.”Offensively, the Badgers couldn’t do much of anything or find any sort of rhythm. Quarterback Joel Stave was just 17-of-43 for 187 yards and threw three interceptions. Gordon, the nation’s leading rusher, was held to just 76 yards on 26 carries. Wide receiver Alex Erickson hauled in seven passes for a team-high 83 yards.Eleven of Wisconsin’s 15 offensive drives went five plays or less and seven of those drives were three-and-outs. UW was just 5-of-19 on third down.“We got beat,” Stave said. “[Ohio State’s] a good team and we just couldn’t really get anything going or get into a rhythm. They got the best of us.”“This is not Wisconsin football,” Gordon said. “This is not how we play. I’ve never been a part of anything like that.“It’s an embarrassment.”But the season isn’t over for Wisconsin despite the upsetting loss to Ohio State. The Badgers will head to the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 to take on Auburn. It will be UW’s 19th straight bowl game and will be a shot at redemption for a Wisconsin team that doesn’t have a single player on its team who has won a bowl game.“As disappointing as this is, there’s a lot of positives from this season and we just have to look at those, learn from this week, and get as much as we can out of bowl prep,” Stave said.last_img read more

Golden Race rolls out new ‘Instant’ virtual sports collection

first_img Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Golden Race gains ISO certification May 29, 2020 Share Related Articles A new set of instant sports and games and a new channel for 3×3 Basketball will take centre stage for Golden Race at ICE London.Real Fighting is the headline addition to this instant collection for the company’s online platform – alongside 3×3 Basketball, 3D Horse Racing, Dog Racing, Speedway, Motorbikes and Virtual Keno.Based on the increasingly popular MMA, the game is a “seamless blend of real high definition video action and 3D digital worlds” featuring 16 professional fighters.The odds are based on real fight action and each fighter has their own unique physical characteristics, style and catchy nickname. Each combat includes up to five rounds, a wide variety of popular betting markets and with the possibility to bet on a different result for each round (Victory Combo). All of the instant games include a ‘skip’ feature that allows players to move instantly between the different phases of the games, without having to place a bet or watch the video. Martin Wachter, Golden Race CEO, said: “We are very pleased to present a variety of instant sports that are completely unique in the market, along with our new hyper realistic Virtual Football product and several other betting solutions at Stand S2-322. “We recommend our visitors book a meeting in advance through our website, to make sure that we can discuss the best offer according to their needs.”The virtual sports and betting solutions provider is, therefore, debuting an online version of 3×3 Basketball – the first virtual game in the industry with a cash-out function, which also offers in-play betting markets. Footage for the game is pre-recorded using real players from the US and Europe and set on a customisable background with animated logos and ad placements. There are two types of betting: pre-match markets and in-play markets including for the last minute of the gameplay, where the cashout function is made available.The betting markets for both of these types includes win-lose bets, handicaps (spread lines), total lines and race to 21 – a set of markets that guarantees attractive betting opportunities for players even in games that are no longer competitive in the final minute.Wachter also references the new version of Golden Race’s Virtual Football, to be showcased for the first time at ICE London – a game which he believes has “taken a qualitative visual leap forward to become the most authentic 3D football simulation”.He continued: “Mastering the latest motion capture trends, our expert Visual FX team has developed a full set of proprietary technologies that establish a major precedent in the virtual games industry.”An authentic football stadium has been recorded with on-site scanning, while the matches are given extra realism through sports commentators and true sports camera angles captured by professional cameramen. The game is said to feature real odds for every major league and tournament in the world.last_img read more