Central Arkansas Duo, McNeese’s Raborn Earn First Football Player of the Week Awards

first_imgSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Bailey Raborn – Jr. – Punter – Lafayette, La.In his debut as the Pokes’ primary punter, Raborn booted six punts for an average of 45.5 yards, good for 10th-best among FCS punters. Three of his kicks resulted in muffed punts with a pair of them recovered by McNeese. Raborn pinned the Jaguars inside the 20-yard line on two punts and inside the 25-yard line on four kicks. His longest went for 56 yards and he booted another for 54 yards. The Bears completed a 35-28 comeback victory on the road over FBS foe Western Kentucky Thursday, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter. UCA stays on the road in week two and is set to face Austin Peay at 2 p.m. Saturday in Clarksville, Tenn. Offensive Player of the Week: Lujuan Winningham – So. – Wide Receiver – Humble, TexasWinningham caught eight passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns, which are both career highs. His three scoring grabs were for 23, 20 and 80 yards, the last of which tied the game in the fourth quarter. Winningham’s 222 receiving yards were the most by an FCS wideout through opening weeknd and went down as the fourth-most in a single game in program history.   Honorable Mention: Shelton Eppler, Northwestern State; Jordan Hoy, Lamar; Devonte Williams, Southeastern Louisiana; Bailey Zappe, Houston Baptist. Defensive Player of the Week: Robert Rochell – Jr. – Cornerback – Shreveport, La.Rochell made seven total tackles, including five solo stops, to go along with an interception and two pass breakups in the upset of the Hilltoppers. Trailing 14-0 in the first quarter, he made a diving interception to halt WKU’s drive at the Bears’ 30-yard line. Rochell recorded one of his pass break ups on the Hilltoppers’ final drive, which ended on downs with just under a minute left. Honorable Mention: Caleb Johnson, Houston Baptist; Mike Mason, Southeastern Louisiana. The Cowboys started the Sterlin Gilbert era out on the right foot, defeating Southern 34-28 on Saturday. McNeese travels to Stillwater, Okla., to take on Oklahoma State at 6 p.m. Saturday. Winningham, a sophomore wide receiver, picked up Offensive Player of the Week while teammate Rochell, a junior cornerback, secured defensive honors. Junior punter Raborn secured the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of the year. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Lujuan Winningham and Robert Rochell, along with McNeese’s Bailey Raborn, earned the first weekly awards of the 2019 season, the league announced Tuesday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Austin Dunlap, Southeastern Louisiana; Hayden Ray, Central Arkansas. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

The 20 Premier clubs receive a millionaire advance

first_imgThe twenty Premier League clubs will receive a percentage of the money that corresponds to them at the end of the season, they agreed at a meeting last week, the British newspaper reported. ‘The Times’. This money would go in relation to the current position in the table.In this way, An attempt will be made to alleviate the period without income that clubs face while football is stopped. Competitions were suspended a month ago and there is no exact date for his return., after the return for April 30 was rejected a few days ago.The rest of the money corresponding to the clubs will be received at the end of the season.’Players together’Players in the Premier League have joined together in the “Players Together” initiative to raise funds to help the UK public health system, the NHS, during the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative is led by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, along with other Premier captains and after several days of talks they have reached an agreement. More than 150 Premier players released a statement in which they assured that they seek “to help, like so many others in the country, to make a difference.” “It is a critical time for the country and for the NHS and we are going to help in whatever way we can,” the footballers said in the statement.These contributions will, in the first instance, help support front-line staff, “improving the well-being of NHS workers, volunteers, and patients.”British Government Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who had previously urged players to take part in anti-coronavirus aid, said it is an initiative with “a lot of heart”.Meanwhile, the clubs are still negotiating with their players about possible salary reductions for the rest of the season, since football has been stationary for a month, with the consequent financial problems that this generates.last_img read more


first_imgCiara celebrates her stunnerDONEGAL soccer star Ciara Grant scored a wonder goal as she helped her side to Umbro FAI Women’s Senior Cup final glory at the Aviva on Sunday.Whilst most of the soccer attention was on the men’s final in which Sligo beat Drogheda, the women’s final which preceded it was an absolute cracker.Ciara, the 21-year-old Irish international from Letterkenny, gave her side Raheny United a superb start with a wonderful lob, picking up the ball outside the box in the 37th minute. She showed great technique to control a dropping ball and let it bounce before lifting it over Castlebar Celtic keeper Caoimhe O’Reilly.The game eventually went to extra time with Raheny winning 3-2.And there were plenty of celebrations among the Grant family who made the trip from Orchard Grove to Dublin for the match.Ciara, a medical student at UCD, is a former Kilmacrennan Celtic player.  Raheny celebrateWHAT A GOAL! CIARA’S STUNNER HELPS HER SIDE TO WOMEN’S FAI CUP GLORY was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ciara GrantKIlmacrennan CelticletterkennyRahenylast_img read more