first_img Crawford said students should expect to work four to seven hours per week. Jon Crawford, a 2010 Notre Dame graduate and Alumni Relations Officer for NDFCU, said the internship would be a chance for students interested in banking to gain a variety of different skills. “The internship is tri-fold where students are learning about finance, building a body of work within finance and assisting with Notre Dame philanthropy,” Crawford said. “If a student has a good experience in the fall and wants to return in the spring, they would be able to come back as we bring in a set of new students,” he said. “I graduated only two years ago and really care about helping students and young alumni get to their next step, be that anywhere in the country,” he said. The internship will be completely independent of the University, Crawford said. Since the internship is independent and wouldn’t be offered for academic credit, Crawford said students would be paid. “Interns will be working independently and there will be no set schedule,” Crawford said. “We will meet in general areas on campus or at the credit union and [the interns] will be able to do work right from their own desk.” “There is no set number of students we are taking, as we want to penetrate the campus to get the awareness out across the student body.” The new internship will begin in the Fall 2012 semester. Crawford said NDFCU is conducting piloting work this semester with the hope of discovering a strong team and “[making] sure they get the best possible experience going forward.” Beginning next semester, the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (NDFCU) will offer an internship program designed to give students real world experience in the banking industry. NDFCU is looking for motivated, driven students to join their team and would be flexible for students with already busy schedules, Crawford said. Crawford said his personal goal for this new internship is to assist students interested in the financial industry to reach their full potential. “This internship is also good for students who are in the work-study program or are athletes, as the work would not interfere with academic or athletic commitments,” he said. “[The internship] will give a student something business-related on their resumé and something tangible to talk about in an interview.” “However, our hope is to intertwine it with class initiatives within the business school or possibly within the College of Arts & Letters,” he said. Interested students can apply for an internship with NDFCU at the Winter Career Fair on Feb. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Joyce Center Fieldhouse. Students will then have access to the application on GO IRISH.last_img read more

first_imgWith recent shooting woes, a growing list of nagging injuries and a difficult place to play on the docket, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s matchup at Nebraska Thursday night will be anything but easy.The Cornhuskers (10-13, 4-7 Big Ten) are among the worst teams, at least statistically, in the conference. They are the only squad with a negative scoring margin and rank second to last in scoring offense and defense. No. 7 Wisconsin (20-3, 9-1 Big Ten) is fifth and first in those categories, respectively. Nebraska also allows its opponents to shoot just north of 44 percent from the field, also 13th in the Big Ten.But 11 months ago, the Huskers upset the Badgers 70-58  in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. The good news, assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft said Tuesday, is that Nebraska is a completely different team, as it lost its top two players in Shavon Shields (graduation) and Andrew White (transfer).Men’s basketball: Whether it’s a hairstyle or on court, Jordan Hill always takes advantage of his opportunitiesWhether opportunities present themselves to him in the form of playing time or a new hairstyle, Jordan Hill is not Read…Guards Tai Webster and Glynn Watson Jr. have assumed the reigns for this season’s team. Webster’s 18 points per game currently ranks third in the Big Ten. The senior guard leads the Huskers in assists (4.1 per game) and minutes (35.2).“You just look at his numbers, and it’s been a consistent trend upwards,” Krabbenhoft said. “Then from this year to last year, it’s gone through the roof. So, I think you’ve just got to give credit to the player.”Krabbenhoft added though numbers from three aren’t great, he shoots from there with confidence, providing a tangible inside-out threat. Watson shoots from three at a 41 percent rate, leading the Huskers.At practice Tuesday, senior forward Nigel Hayes was a limited participant but is expected to be ready to go for Thursday night. Bronson Koenig has similarly been limited, dealing with a nagging leg injury. Koenig said he’s “almost there” in regards to being 100 percent healthy.On top of that, UW has endured a bit of a shooting slump. In UW’s last three games — against Rutgers, Illinois and Indiana — the Badgers have been shooting 37.9 percent from the field and 21.5 percent from beyond the arc. Krabbenhoft said he rarely has any mechanical advice for shooters who are slumping, other than to simply “put the ball in the hole.”Head coach Greg Gard has repeatedly said the slump isn’t a matter of taking bad shots, just good shots not falling. His assistants and players agree with him on that point.Senior forward Vitto Brown is one of the victims of this downward trend. He is 3-for-23 in that span, including a 1-for-15 mark from three.Men’s basketball: Fighting Illini no match for controlling BadgersThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team started out strong and never trailed as they knocked off the University of Read…One thing for Brown to look forward to is that he averaged 17 points, 6.5 rebounds and made six of his seven 3-point attempts against Nebraska last season. He also fully expects his missed layup to be featured in Gard’s film session this week.“It’s gonna be on there,” Brown lamented. “They’re probably gonna slow-mo it, they’re probably going to put some music to it. I’m ready for that … that wasn’t me. I don’t know who that was, who shot that layup.”Brown said for him, personally, he’s been catching the ball too straight up when he is open for a shot. By the time he lowers his body, the defenders are closing out on him. It’s important to remain positive, Brown said.“If you’re getting down about all the shots that you’ve missed, yes, it’s going to get hard,” Brown said. “You gotta keep shooting it.”Even with this litany of so-called problems, UW sits alone atop the Big Ten standings with a chance to increase its lead to two full games with a win against Nebraska thanks to losses by Maryland and Northwestern Tuesday.That doesn’t mean UW should grow complacent, Koenig said.“Once shots do start falling,” Koenig said. “I know we’ll be even better.”last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> Five days after he writhed in pain on the infield grass at Chase Field in Phoenix, after a 95 mph line drive by Paul Goldschmidt jolted into his right leg, Kenta Maeda answered any lingering questions about his durability.The rookie right-hander, making his scheduled start on a sweltering, 99-degree Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, threw 107 pitches to equal his season high as he lasted into the seventh inning.“First and foremost, Kenta’s got a lot of fight, a lot of heart,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “When you’re not feeling 100 percent, to go out there and compete, that’s what Kenta does.”Maeda, whose right leg was considered bruised after X-rays were negative, surrendered just one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks as the Dodgers defeated Milwaukee 2-1, earning their third straight win in front of an announced crowd of 45,931. “I’m proud of him for the way he battled,” catcher A.J. Ellis said.The Dodgers pulled ahead of the Brewers late. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, catcher Yasmani Grandal drew a walk on a 3-2 count to bring in the winning run. It was a fastball from Tyler Thornburg that missed the outside corner of the plate, leading to the walk-off walk.Grandal had been inserted as a pinch hitter.“I know Yasmani against a right-hander, can really conduct an at-bat, can hit a gap, get a base and maybe even draw a walk,” Roberts said. “Throughout his career, he gets on base.”It was another close call. Two of their three wins over the Brewers came in walk-off fashion, by one run.center_img “For us, it wasn’t the prettiest, and we kind of did it the hard way,” Roberts said, “but there’s a lot of fight in our guys. Finding ways to win is still important.”Adrian Gonzalez and Trayce Thompson began the ninth-inning rally with consecutive one-out singles. Joc Pederson struck out. But Howie Kendrick was walked on five pitches, loading the bases for Grandal.Kiké Hernandez offered the game-tying home run in the eighth inning, when he knocked a fastball 421 feet into the bullpen in left field.“Such a big moment momentum swing,” Ellis said.Hernandez, like Grandal, came in as pinch hitter, giving the Dodgers their first run of the game.“Once I tied the game, everyone was like, ‘Oh, it’s really hot. Can you please score another one?’ They don’t want to go to extras,” Hernandez said. “Sure enough we did.”It was his first pinch-hit home run against a reliever and he had been hitless in previous 16 at-bats when he began Sunday.“We’re getting hits when we need them,” Ellis said.With Maeda on the mound, the Dodgers did not need a whole lot of them.It was as well as he had pitched this season, seemingly moving through the Brewers’ lineup with more and more ease as the game moved along.The lone run he allowed came against the second batter he faced when Scooter Gennett hammered his 91 mph fastball to center field.Maeda worked on 0-2 count against Gennett before throwing two balls. Gennett fouled off a pair. On the seventh pitch, he hit it 399 feet.It took Maeda 20 pitches to get through the first, and he threw 67 in the first three innings.“I wasn’t able to execute my pitches,” he said. “That’s it.”Things changed.“After that third inning, he got back in and reestablished his fastball,” Ellis said. “I know he got some insight in the dugout about trying to change some things up mechanically and it showed right away. It speaks to how talented he is, how athletic he is. His fastball command was dominant the rest of the game. That’s huge for us, because Kenta can use his off-speed at will – and that’s really good – but teams can sit on that.”PITCHf/x showed that Maeda threw his four-seam fastball 32 times and his two-seamer 20 times. Of those 52 pitches, 33 went for strikes.The mechanical tweaks helped.“At the top of his delivery, he was being a little too quick, and his arm had a hard time catching up,” Roberts said. “I think he worked on staying back and getting a little better pause at the top.”He later had a 1-2-3 fourth inning and faced no more than three batters in the fifth and sixth, working far more efficiently.It saved an exhausted bullpen that had thrown 161/3 innings in the first three games of the weekend series.Maeda’s leg showed no serious restrictions, even on the base paths when he ran from first to third on a Corey Seager single in the third inning. The throw beat him, though.Milwaukee starter Matt Garza made his second start of the season and held the Dodgers to five hits over six scoreless innings after they had tallied 14 in a 10-6 win the previous night.last_img read more

first_imgYahoo Sources: New York Knicks have a one-year, roughly $15 million offer on the table for Marcus Morris who is considering reneging on his two-year, $20 million agreement with San Antonio.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 9, 2019The Knicks, meanwhile, were reportedly targeting Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this summer, but both stars ended up signing with their cross-town rivals, the Nets.New York then went on to ink Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson to contracts. NBA free agency news: Spurs re-sign Rudy Gay to reported 2-year, $32M deal Reporting with @MarcJSpearsESPN: Free agent Marcus Morris — who committed to a two-year, $20M Spurs deal w/ player option — is re-considering agreement. Morris is now considering a free agent deal with Knicks, who’ll have additional cap space with reworking of Bullock deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019The Knicks are expected to have more cap space than originally anticipated because they’re reworking the two-year, $21 million contract they agreed to with wing Reggie Bullock, according to the report. Bullock’s “fitness to play a full season in 2019-20” is in question, but both sides are “motivated to find an agreement with new terms,” the report says.In a brief conversation with ESPN, Bauman was complimentary of how the Knicks handled this emerging situation with Bullock. He cited how accommodating ownership, front office and medical staff had been in dealing with new issues facing deal: “First-class throughout,” Bauman said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2019Morris averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 37.5% from 3-point range for the Celtics last season. The Knicks have offered him a one-year, $15 million contract, according to Yahoo Sports. Related News “Our plan wasn’t to create $70 million in room to go after free agents this summer,” Knicks president Steve Mills told the Undefeated last month. “Our plan was to organically build this team through teamwork, drafting well, getting high-character guys that want to compete. The (salary cap) space was a byproduct of that.”The Knicks also selected former Duke star RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft.center_img Dennis Smith Jr. says he’s going to raise his game to the ‘next level,’ lead Knicks to playoffs The Knicks’ interesting offseason continues.Forward Marcus Morris is reconsidering the two-year, $20 million deal he committed to with the Spurs and may sign with New York instead, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources.last_img read more

first_img“When I was in the helicopter to Liverpool, I was like, ‘I know Stevie G (Gerrard), I know (Jamie) Carragher. Who else?’“My agent at the time had to tell me and I would get it on Google and find out the team.“It’s bad because it’s Liverpool players, but it’s not disrespectful —- I just literally didn’t watch football.”Carroll whose career has been wrecked by injuries — even his Liverpool debut was delayed due to an injury he had suffered at Newcastle — also assured the Newcastle faithful that he is no longer the wild man he was in his first spell at the club.“I was daft when I was here before and no doubt I was daft for a couple of years after as well,” said Carroll.“But I met my missus (Billi Mucklow) and we’ve got four kids at home now. There’s no more behaviour like before.“I was stupid, I was young, and I was carried away with the lifestyle.“Now it’s completely different. I’m a dad, I’ve grown up and got responsibilities.“I’ve got a purpose.”Share on: WhatsApp Andy CarrollLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Andy Carroll has admitted his football IQ was so low he had to use Google to find out who Luis Suarez was when he joined Liverpool in 2011.Carroll moved to Merseyside for a record fee for a British player of £35 million ($42 million) and teamed up with the Uruguyan superstar in attack.The 30-year-old former England international striker excused his ignorance by saying he meant no disrespect to Liverpool or Suarez.He said he was just much more interested in going out with his friends than following football off the pitch when he was making his name at his first club Newcastle.Carroll, who has returned to Newcastle on a one year deal after being released by West Ham over the summer, had to Google Suarez while he was flying by helicopter to Liverpool to complete the transfer on the final day of the January 2011 transfer window.Suarez had signed just days before from Ajax for just over £22 million but Carroll told the Newcastle United team website he had no idea who his future team-mate was.“When I was here (at Newcastle), I’d go home, mess about with my mates, play football, go out, whatever, but I’d never watch football. I never knew any players,” said Carroll, who earned his record move to Liverpool after scoring 31 goals in 80 appearances for the Magpies.– Completely oblivious –“I’d come in on the Friday or wake up on the Saturday morning saying,’Who are we playing?’“I was completely oblivious to all the football that was going on.last_img read more

first_imgCorriere dello Sport headline is considered to be racist.Rome, Italy | AFP | Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling on Thursday slammed a renowned Italian sports daily as “dumb” and “insensitive” after it used “Black Friday” in a front page headline about them meeting for the first time in Serie A.Former Manchester United teammates Smalling and Lukaku face off at the San Siro on Friday as Inter Milan look to maintain top spot in Serie A, prompting the Rome-based Corriere dello Sport to publish a headline that has attracted widespread condemnation.“Instead of focusing on a battle between two teams.. Corriere dello Sport comes with the dumbest of headlines I have ever seen in my career,” Lukaku said in a message on Twitter.“You guys keep fuelling the negativity and the racism issue.”Lukaku and Smalling have both taken Serie A by storm since arriving in the summer, with the Belgian striker bagging 10 goals in 14 appearances for title hopefuls Inter and England international Smalling becoming an instant fan favourite in the Italian capital.“It is important that I acknowledge that what occurred this morning was wrong and highly insensitive,” wrote Smalling on Twitter.“I hope the editors involved in running this headline take responsibility and understand the power they possess through words, and the impact those words have.”Both Roma and AC Milan announced on Thursday evening that they would be banning the Corriere dello Sport until the end of 2019 over the headline.“Our players will not carry out any media activities with the newspaper during this period,” the two clubs said in a joint statement.They added that the ban was short because “the actual newspaper article associated with the ‘Black Friday’ headline did portray an anti-racist message”. The article praised the two players for taking “strong positions against racism and are the symbols of the two clubs”, but Roma tweeted “not a single soul” would think the headline a good idea.“The intention of the newspaper article was actually positive but this headline has totally overshadowed the anti-racist message contained within the story,” Roma’s chief strategy officer Paul Rogers told AFP.“Unfortunately, as we’ve seen on social media, more people will see that ill-judged headline on the front page than read the actual article and it creates new issues at a time when we are all trying to tackle the issue of racism in Italian football.”The headline cause uproar in a country where a number of black players have been targeted with racist abuse.Mario Balotelli was racially abused by Hellas Verona fans last month, while AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie was also targeted by Verona supporters and Lukaku was himself abused at Cagliari, also serial offenders.Lukaku’s club Inter Milan said earlier: “football is passion, culture and brotherhood. We are and will always be against all forms of discrimination.”The Corriere dello Sport was unrepentant, saying the headline was “only the praise of difference, the pride of difference, the magnificent wealth of difference”.“White, black, yellow. Denying difference is the typical macroscopic stumbling block of anti-racism racism,” it said in an editorial.“An innocent headline… is transformed into poison by those who have poison inside.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more