Mens basketball Ohio State squanders lead Nebraska wins 5857 in Columbus

OSU junior forward Jae’Sean Tate looks to the basket after a shot attempt against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 58-57. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorNothing was pretty about the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s game against Nebraska on Saturday. The Buckeyes walked away from the Schottenstein Center with yet another conference loss, this time losing 58-57.“We weren’t as dialed in as we needed to be,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “There’s certain times when … the game is ongoing. You don’t get to talk about plays that are coming up and we didn’t do what we needed to do or what we wanted to do down the stretch there.”OSU (15-13, 5-10) failed to lock down on defense on Nebraska senior guard Tai Webster, and struggled to produce points of its own. Webster picked up 17 points, and was a constant threat from the floor, going 7 for 12. Nebraska forward Glynn Watson Jr. picked up 14 points.Nebraska coach Tim Miles brought a light mood after the game, saying he wanted to go straight to questions rather than make an opening statement. He, like everyone else, was perplexed by what had just transpired.“I can’t explain it,” Miles said with a laugh.Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson started the game for OSU instead of sophomore JaQuan Lyle, but Jackson struggled mightily. He finished the game with four turnovers, and just six points.The Buckeyes gained their largest lead with seven minutes left in the first, as Tate dropped in a layup to give OSU a 22-11 lead. On four different occasions in the opening half, the Scarlet and Gray had a lead of 11.As the clock wound down in the first, OSU regained possession of the ball after a missed shot was batted in the air by redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson and found its way into the hands of redshirt junior guard Kam Williams. Although the Buckeyes were given a golden opportunity to increase their 30-24 lead right before the break, OSU struggled to formulate a play and was forced to call a timeout.After failing an alley-oop attempt as the clock struck zero, Lyle was visibly upset, clapping his hands hard together as both teams headed to the locker rooms.OSU increased its lead to 11 on a jumper from Jackson and a 3-pointer from senior Marc Loving coming out of halftime. Nebraska started to reel the Buckeyes back in with back-to-back 3-pointers from Watson and Webster.Webster dropped a dime as he was falling to Nebraska sophomore forward Ed Morrow for a slam, and junior forward Nick Fuller dropped in a layup before Morrow hit another shot to cut the OSU lead down to three.Nebraska continuously fought back all game, which is nothing new according to Miles.“We’ve had resolve all year,” he said. “We’ve come from behind in wins. We’ve hung around in losses.”The Buckeyes turned the ball over, and sophomore forward Jack McVeigh of Nebraska nailed a 3 to tie the game at 43 with 8:45 left. A putback layup by Thompson off a fastbreak by Jackson gave OSU a four-point lead and reenergized the crowd with six minutes remaining.Down the stretch and throughout the game, OSU could not find the range from deep. What OSU lacked in accuracy from deep, Nebraska lacked from the charity stripe. Nebraska hit just 4 of 9 attempts from the free throw line, while the Buckeyes made 5 of 17 attempts from deep.Tate made an acrobatic putback layup with four minutes left to give OSU a five-point lead. Nebraska clawed back to within two, but a traveling violation by the Cornhuskers and a deep 3-pointer from Loving appeared to put the game away.McVeigh nailed a 3-pointer, however, and a jump ball gave the Cornhuskers the ball once again. Watson hit a layup and was fouled, and knocked down his free throw to give Nebraska its first and only lead of the game.Tate received the inbounds pass, but was confused where to pass the ball, and settled for an off-balanced shot, which he missed. OSU led for the entire game, except for 11 seconds.“We gotta be smarter,” Tate said following the game. “We beat ourselves tonight, and we deserved it.”Thompson, who had 13 points and eight rebounds in the game, was nearly silent, offering little in terms of any kind of response too media questions.OSU returns to the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 23 to take on Wisconsin. Last time the two teams met, the Buckeyes were dominated 89-66 in Madison.Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. read more

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Apparently You Can Become Addicted to Google Glass

first_imgOctober 15, 2014 Doctors in San Diego have documented what they describe as the first reported case of “Internet addiction disorder” involving the overuse of Glass. The patient was a 31-year-old enlisted service member who checked in to the U.S. Navy’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) this summer for treatment of alcoholism. He was exhibiting withdrawal symptoms that doctors initially thought were solely related to alcohol. But it turned out he was having a hard time functioning also because of his withdrawal from Google Glass.The man had been wearing Glass for up to 18 hours a day, using it fastidiously at work and taking it off when he went to sleep or bathed, said Dr. Andrew Doan, head of addictions and resilience research at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a co-author of a paper published in the journal Addictive Behaviors describing the case.The man told his treatment providers that the withdrawal symptoms from Glass were “much worse” than withdrawing from alcohol, Doan told NBC News.Moreover, “when the therapist would ask him a question, he would have this repeated movement of placing his index finger to the right side of face, similar to trying to turn on the Glass,” Doan said. The man even began experiencing his dreams as if they were viewed through the eyeglass-like smart headset.The patient successfully completed the 35-day residential treatment program and is experiencing fewer withdrawal symptoms, Doan said. He is now following up with outpatient treatment. Google did not immediately respond to a request from NBC News or comment on the case.Though “Internet addiction” isn’t included in the American Psychiatric Association’s latest version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Doan insists it’s a real malady. He expects to see more cases of behavioral disorders linked to technology as connected gadgets proliferate. One disorder to be on the lookout for, he said, is “nomophobia” — short for “no-mobile-phone” phobia — or the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on CNBC Register Now » 2 min readlast_img read more

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Rep Coles plan to prioritize asset management for roads signed into law

first_img Legislation introduced by state Rep. Triston Cole to help determine how to best spend available money on roads, bridges and other parts of the transportation system has been signed into law.Cole’s plan calls for the Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) to be moved to the Michigan Infrastructure Council. The goal is to revitalize the state’s crumbling infrastructure.“The Michigan Infrastructure Council prioritizes roads and determines how to best spend available money on roads and bridges. This is a unified plan that is a step forward in fixing Michigan’s transportation system,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “Additionally, TAMC requires an inventory of what assets each area has to ensure the work being done includes any aging unseen infrastructure.”House Bill 5408 is now Public Act 325 of 2018.### Categories: Cole News,News 03Jul Rep. Cole’s plan to prioritize asset management for roads signed into lawlast_img read more

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Ever since the mining sector went into reverse ex

first_imgEver since the mining sector went into reverse, experts have been warning that a wave of bankruptcies was imminent. Facts are offered up as evidence, such as: “30% of TSX-V companies have less than $500,000 in cash.” (That one was from January 2014.) To be fair, there have been a few scattered cases, but certainly not the predicted tidal wave. Where’s the bankruptcy beef? The answer is that the TSX-V, home of so many junior mining companies, has few requirements to keep a listing. The annual fee can be as little as C$5,200. It’s possible to do no work, have no employees, make no money, and stay listed. All a dormant company has to do is dribble out a few dollars to accountants to make the filings. That’s simple when a company is inactive. This can go on for many years, even with less than $500,000 in the bank to start. What about employees, contractors, and suppliers owed money? Many take shares in lieu of cash. They know that if they insist on cash, it will bankrupt the company and they’ll get nothing. This is why, for example, drillers end up owning shares in so many junior companies. We think a wave of bankruptcies would actually be a good thing for our sector. It’d clear the deck and make it easier for investors to spot the real McCoys. But don’t expect that. Most failed companies will simply become shells, hoping for a new life in the next boom. The key takeaway is that there is no point in holding on to shares in a company heading for hibernation. Even if the stock does come back to life in a future boom, there will likely be a rollback—or two. That means that even if the company turns out to be one of those rare gems that delivers a 100-fold return, you might still end up with a loss. And the odds of a 100-bagger are never good. Painful as it is, when it’s clear that a company is going down for the count, it’s better to sell and move on.last_img read more

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