It took a full century for the early dream of a National Museum of African American History & Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to become a 400,000-square-foot entrenched edifice of glass, aluminum, and concrete.The vision began in 1916 when African-American civic leaders called for a memorial to the black soldiers and sailors who battled in the Union Army during the Civil War to end slavery and preserve the United States. Their original proposal, which later was broadened to recognize the achievements and contributions of all African-Americans, met with strong early opposition, which lasted through the Jim Crow era, the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and even into the 1990s.Yet the long struggle will culminate on Sept. 24 when the Smithsonian Institution opens the new museum near the Washington Monument. President Obama, the nation’s first African-American leader, and first lady Michelle Obama will attend.It’s a long and twisting story that Robert L. Wilkins, a U.S. circuit court judge, knows well. A 1989 graduate of Harvard Law School, Wilkins has written a book, “Long Road to Hard Truth,” in which he chronicles the efforts to build the museum. He will discuss his book during an open talk on Sept. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at Wasserstein Hall, Room 2036AB.“It’s a miracle,” said Wilkins by phone from his Washington office. “It’s surreal to see it happening. This was so long in the making.”Wilkins said he became involved in the project in 1996 by “happenstance.” He attended a wake of a fellow churchgoer, and was struck by the stories that the congregants shared after the service about life experiences, from growing up in the segregated South to marching during the Civil Rights Movement.The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. will open on Sept. 24. Photo by Alan Karchmer“I couldn’t stop thinking,” recalled Wilkins. “Why don’t we have a museum to share all these stories? I became obsessed.”So much so that Wilkins formed a nonprofit to advocate for a museum and quit his job as an attorney to devote all his time to the project. He joined forces with leading Civil Rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, who since 1988 had introduced several bills to create a museum honoring African-American history, to no avail. With other prominent African-American leaders, they worked to build bipartisan support in Congress to overcome opposition to the museum. Republican Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina was among the strongest opponents.“Some people were unwilling to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of African-Americans to the United States and that African-American history was worthy of being celebrated, memorialized, and documented,” Wilkins said.But the patient, continuing efforts to reach across the aisle paid off. The work of Wilkins, Lewis, and other African-American civic leaders helped form a coalition of Republican and Democrat politicians, which proved crucial to passing the bill to create the museum within the Smithsonian. In 2001, Wilkins served on the presidential commission that planned the museum, and two years later President George W. Bush signed the bill into law.“There were bumps and setbacks,” Wilkins said. “I had doubts, but what kept me going was John Lewis. He inspires you to keep the faith.”Even after the bill became law, some critics argued against the museum’s location on the National Mall. That the museum was built on that prominent site embodied powerful symbolism for African-Americans, said Wilkins.“For most of our history, African-Americans were not seen or heard,” said Wilkins. “They had to enter through the back door, never through the front door. The National Mall is the front lawn of the country, and we felt that the museum deserved a central, prominent location.”As for whether the museum, which opens at a time of renewed national racial tension, might help the United States confront its long legacy of slavery and discrimination, Wilkins said he is hopeful.“It’s not a panacea, but it’s a way to bring the country closer together,” he said. “I hope that people will come away with a new understanding of the sacrifices and battles that African-Americans went through, and an appreciation of the progress we have achieved.”The new museum, Wilkins said, will also help people understand the central role African-Americans played in American history even before the nation’s founding, as well as at key historical moments such as the writing of the Constitution, with its compromises around slavery, and the Civil War, when the “peculiar institution” brought the republic to the brink of secession.“African-American history is part of everyone’s history in this country, and it’s an integral part of what it means to be American,” he said. “The point simply is that this is not a museum that tells the story of a particular group of people, it’s more than that. It’s the story that helps us understand the story of the United States even more clearly.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 24, 2018 at 7:07 pm Contact Max: [email protected] Syracuse (12-20-2, 11-8-1 College Hockey America) fell 4-0 to No. 9 Robert Morris (20-7-4, 14-3-3 CHA) on Saturday, the second time SU was shutout in as many days after a 5-0 loss on Friday night. It was the first time Syracuse was shutout on a weekend since September. The Orange begins the CHA tournament on Thursday as the No. 3 seed. Comments
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Right now the feed doesn’t display the usernames of the people who favorited your tweets, you’ll have to click through a notification to visit the Favstar site to see that. The site’s creator wants to give people a reason to come back, and that makes sense, but I sure would like to see those usernames in the feed.I’ve put my Favstar feed into my favorite RSS to IM alert system, just because I think that’s where it will work best for me. I might put it someplace else later, but I sure am glad to have it; it’s nice to know who likes your Tweets. Why is this useful? Well, I had no idea that widely respected PR pro Constantin Basturea was thinking about me until Favstar showed me that he favorited one of my recent tweets. We haven’t exchanged words in months – but his thinking of me makes me think about him. I know now that I could reach out to him about the subject of that tweet or some other matter and I’d already have a place somewhere toward the front of his mind. If it’s funny Tweets you’re looking for, make sure to visit the amazing automated funniest Tweet finder Favrd, too. Favstar, though, has something for everyone who’s ever been favorited at all. Now with RSS it can become a regular part of your social media monitoring, instead of just a fun one-off thing you check once and forget about. Related Posts Tags:#How To#web Tweets on Twitter, you can favorite them – but do people take the time to? It turns out they do and someone’s probably been favoriting Tweets from you, too. Favstar is a new service that tracks the most favorited tweets tweeted and finds some pretty funny stuff that way. The service will also tell you who’s been favoriting your tweets though – and tonight it added RSS notification to its features.That means you can now subscribe to an RSS feed showing you who likes your Tweets, even if they didn’t reply, retweet or respond otherwise. That’s interesting information to know.It’s very simple to do. Just visit Favstar.fm, search for your Twitter username, then select the “recent” tab. Once on that page, your browser will detect a feed for your otherwise silent friends. Or you could just cut to the chase and subscribe to a URL like this with your username in it: http://favstar.fm/users/marshallk/rss Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick
Twitter As Twitter‘s director of platform, Ryan Sarver, repeatedy pointed out during his presentation at this year’s LeWeb that Twitter and its ecosystem of third-party developers have a highly symbiotic relationship. Twitter’s APIs are still rate-limited and Twitter won’t make the full firehose of feeds available to all of its developers until early 2010. There can be no doubt, however, that Twitter has managed to create one of the most vibrant developer communities around its platform.Over the course of the year, Twitter introduced a number of new APIs, including a geolocation API that makes it easy to attach geodata to a tweet, and the controversial retweet API. With Twitter Connect, Twitter also released a competitor to Facebook Connect, although this tool hasn’t found widespread adoption yet.Facebook Just like Twitter, Facebook‘s success has increasingly become dependent on the third-party ecosystem that has grown up around the Facebook platform. According to Ethan Beard, who manages development of the Facebook Platform, over 500,00 applications have been developed on top of the Facebook platform and over 250 million users use at least one of these. The Facebook platform is not just about letting users play games like Farmville and or novelty apps like SuperPoke. Facebook Connect, for example, is becoming increasingly popular as a sign-in mechanism on third-party sites. Over 80,000 sites now utilize Facebook Connect, 60 million Facebook users use it and two-thirds of all the sites in the Comscore 100 index currently use it. WordPress.org Without any doubt, the world of blogging would look very different today if it wasn’t for Automattic’s open-source version of WordPress. The core open-source WordPress project is driven by a passionate group of developers, but a majority of development happens in the community that builds plugins for WordPress. Earlier this year, WordPress released version 2.8 of its self-hosted product – a major overhaul of its core product. It includes a new interface and new options for plugin developers, including the ability to install and search for plugins from within the admin interface. Among some of the most popular WordPress plugins are an image gallery, an SEO tool and an analytics package. iPhone We admit that our choice of the iPhone as a top web platform could be somewhat controversial. After all, Apple’s less than efficient approval system and the closed nature of the platform have even led some developers to abandon development for the iPhone altogether.There can be little doubt, however, that Apple has created one of the most successful mobile developer programs. The App Store now features over 100,000 applications and an increasing number of web services now offer versions of their products that are specifically geared towards the iPhone’s Safari browser.This year, Apple extended the SDK with a number of new and improved features when it released version 3.0 of the iPhone OS. These updates include better support for 3D gaming, augmented reality apps, easier access to maps, in-app purchases and support for push notifications. Android Android came of age in 2009. It was still a relatively unknown mobile operating system in the consumers’ conscience in 2008, but this year not only saw a large increase in developer activity, but also a strong interest in Android phones like the Motorola Droid.Thanks to the open-source nature of the project, Android made it easy for developers of augmented reality applications to test their ideas long before Apple offered the necessary APIs on its platform. While the Motorola Droid features Android 2.0 already, most other manufacturers don’t offer this update for their customers yet.Data.gov 2009 saw a number of interesting developments in the Government 2.0 movement. One of the most high-profile backers of this movement was – surprisingly – the U.S. government. With Data.gov and similar government projects that feature APIs, developers can now find a wealth of information that was previously hard to access. By providing API access to this data, the U.S. government has opened itself up to more scrutiny, as citizens can now analyze this data with unprecedented ease.New York Times APIs No other news organization offers as many APIs as the New York Times – although the Guardian’s Open Platform was also a strong candidate for this list. Over the course of this year, the New York Times opened up an API for accessing an archive of all the paper’s stories since 1981 and APIs to access information about the U.S. Congress and the New York State legislature.There can be little doubt that the newspaper industry needs to find new ways to monetize its product. For some papers, this has meant making it harder for consumers and developers to mash up their content. The New York Times, however, has decided that increased openness is a better strategy. [disclosure: RWW syndicates content to NYT]Google App Engine With App Engine, Google gives developers an easy way to develop and deploy cloud applications through a comprehensive set of services and APIs. This year, Google introduced Java as an additional language in the App Engine’s repertoire. App Engine now also supports XMPP, which has allowed a number of developers to create services that push real-time updated to IM clients or third-party applications.In addition, Google also announced a pricing structure for App Engine in February.In November, Google had to face some negative publicity around App Engine when it became known that some hackers were using the service to host a bot net. Overall, however, the service has not suffered from any major security issues so far.Azure Azure is Microsoft’s big push towards cloud computing. While it is still too early to judge the success of this platform, we think it would be wrong to underestimate Microsoft’s commitment to this space and the size of its developer ecosystem. While Amazon and RackSpace’s cloud services are clearly more popular than Microsoft’s new service, there can be little doubt that the arrival of Microsoft in this market will help to push the incumbents towards more innovation.Adobe AIR While Adobe AIR is nowhere near perfect, very few other platforms have the same cross-platform reach as AIR. It allows developers to create one application and distribute it for all the major operating systems. Thanks to its auto-updating features, AIR also makes it easy for developers to keep their install base up to date.This year, Adobe launched AIR 2, which now allows developers to access mass storage devices, drag-and-drop support for remote files and rudimentary support for P2P networking. In addition, AIR 2 also enables developers to use the multi-touch capabilities of modern screens.Those are our picks! In the comments let us know your thoughts or what we may have missed. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 2009 has been a big year for mobile and real-time technologies, which is reflected in our selection of the top 10 Web platforms of the year. It’s the final instalment of our series of top products of 2009.As we noted in last year’s round-up, a web platform can be as simple as an API (like Twitter’s) that allow external developers to tap into a company’s data. It can also be software and services, like Amazon’s Web Services. Or it can be a fully fledged development platform, such as iPhone SDK and Adobe AIR. Whatever the case, platforms on the Web allow people to build on top of another company’s product, so we think it’s an appropriate way to close our Top Web Products series.ReadWriteWeb’s Best Products of 2009:Top 10 Mobile Web ProductsTop 10 Consumer Web AppsTop 10 Semantic Web ProductsTop 10 International Web ProductsTop 10 RSS & Syndication TechnologiesTop 10 Enterprise ProductsTop 10 Internet of Things ProductsTop 10 Real-Time TechnologiesTop 10 Startup ProductsTop 10 Web Platforms A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Tags:#2009 in Review#NYT#web#Year in Review 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Aiko Urdas led the Water Defenders with 15 points while Jerrili Malabanan and Grethcel Soltones added 14 and 10 points, respectively.Elaine Kasilag had 11 points to lead Pocari while MVP Myla Pablo added nine. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Philippines, Myanmar set semis target for football Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure struck quick and humbled Pocari Sweat in straight sets, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 to get a 1-0 lead in the final round of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Risa Sato, who was awarded as the league’s 2nd Best Blocker, handed the finishing blow with a quick kill down the middle of the Lady Warriors’ defense.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next The Water Defenders, after getting in the brink of elimination in the preliminaries, have now won five of their last six games including two straight victories over Creamline in the Final Four.Bali Pure head coach Roger Gorayeb knows his team has now built enough confidence, after their topsy-turvy eliminations, as they are one win away from the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re confident and we’ll just capitalize on this win,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “We will go to the next game with the psychological advantage.”“Again we were almost eliminated and it was a really difficult road going to the championship.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments
After podium finishes the last two editions, Duke finally hit paydirt as she rose to the throne with her 2:13:32 effort.Duke worked her way up from fourth in the swim, catching up with early pacesetter Laura Wood at the latter part of bike then putting the hammer down in the 10K footrace to seal the deal.Wood clocked in 2:15:11 for silver while Anna Eberhardt (2:15:48) landed third.“I didn’t know what to expect today (Sunday). I actually was a bit sick for this week. I just went in with an open mind, stay up in swim and use my strength in bike and hope to hold them off in the run,” said Duke, who was a silver medalist in the inaugural Regent 5150 in 2015 and third placer last year.“Getting a win this weekend is really a big confidence boost leading to Ironman 70.3 Queensland next weekend,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT National team mainstay John Leerams Chicano, meanwhile, dominated the Asian Men’s Elite category. Chicano clocked 2:03:06 to beat 2015 SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas (2:06:19) and Paul Jumamil (2:10:19) for the plum. View comments Betten negotiated the wet course in 1:55:58 to beat compatriot Mitch Robins by nearly five minutes. Robins (2:00:27) settled for runner-up for the second straight year even as American Iain Alexandrinis (2:01:46) took the bronze in the prestigious 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run race.“It was really tough. The rains made things really hard, especially in the bike. But the organizers made a good decision changing the course to make it safer. It was a good race, and to win this race three years in a row, it’s such an amazing feeling,” said Betten.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 6-foot-4 Betten emerged out the waters of Acea Beach after 19 minutes and 57 seconds, putting some distance on Robins (21:30) and Alexandrinis (21:34). He added two minutes to his lead in the ride on the wet roads and maintained it running home to Remy Field’s track oval.“I felt really good out there. The heat wasn’t too bad so I didn’t have to push quite hard (than usual), which was really advantageous to me,” he said. Three-peat champ Sam Betten (left) and Dimity Lee Duke celebrate at the finish line after topping their respective divisions in the Regent 5150 Triathlon in Subic. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSUBIC – Sam Betten pulled off a three-peat while Dimity Lee Duke broke through as the Aussies stamped their class in the rain-drenched Regent 5150 Triathlon Sunday.Taking advantage of the relatively cooler environs brought about by the heavy morning showers, Betten stormed ahead in the swim and never relinquished control en route to posting a milestone treble in the annual Olympic-distance race that drew close to 1,000 participants from 27 countries.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR San Beda rips listless UST 5th straight win Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño After Broner bout and one more fight, Jinkee Pacquiao wants Manny to retire SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Grand Prix will feature the top eight lightweights with the winner challenging the champion.Folayang is the current lightweight king but is scheduled for a title defense in a rematch with Japanese legend Shinya Aoki on March 31 in Japan.Beating Aoki again will then pit Folayang against whoever emerges the victor in the Grand Prix, which many believe will be Alvarez.The 34-year-old Folayang has three fighters in mind who have the upper hand in the Grand Prix.“Eddie Alvarez, Lowen Tynanes and Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev are probably the top three favorites to win the tournament,” he shared.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue “I have my sights on Eddie Alvarez,” Folayang revealed. “He is a multiple-time world champion, and I want to test myself against him. It’s my dream fight.”A two-time lightweight champion, Folayang has little to prove but he is always aching for a stiff challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut there are a lot of moving pieces that would need to fall into place first before Folayang sets up a showdown with Alvarez.The 35-year-old Alvarez will make his ONE debut in the Lightweight World Grand Prix, which gets going on January 25 in Manila. Eduard Folayang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang made it a fact that he has his eyes locked in on decorated champion Eddie Alvarez, who is one of the biggest names in combat sports.Alvarez, who is a former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion, just signed with ONE Championship three months ago.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “When it comes to experience, Alvarez has the biggest advantage. Youth is on the side of Tynanes and Dagi.”But nothing’s guaranteed.As great as Alvarez is in his craft, it only takes a single blow or one wrong move to be the difference from winning and losing.“The ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix is a great test to find out who’s the worthy challenger to the champion. Each competitor has their own style and talent. Only the best will emerge out of this tournament,” Folayang said.Folayang also has an ideal scenario in mind with his Team Lakay teammate Honorio Banario competing in the Grand Prix as well.“Honorio Banario has his sights on winning the Grand Prix as well,” he said. “I am not thinking of fighting my teammate, but the idea of him being the tournament champion and me being the lightweight champion is the best possible scenario for our team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?
Justin Gatlin’s win in the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships was “not the perfect script”, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Sunday.American Gatlin, who has served two suspensions for doping offences, ruined Usain Bolt’s fairytale farewell on Saturday by beating the Jamaican sprint great in his final ever individual race.Bolt came third, behind 21-year-old American Christian Coleman, whose compatriot Gatlin was booed by the crowd for his win inside the London Stadium.”I’m not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes. But he is eligible to be here,” Coe, the head of the sport’s governing body, told the BBC.”It’s not the perfect script. I thought Usain was very generous with the observations he made. That must have been a bitter event for him to swallow. He was bigger than the moment and it typifies his career.”Coe reiterated his support for life bans for convicted drug cheats after Jamaica’s prime minister Andrew Holness said he wanted the measure introduced to fully eradicate cheating.
OSU then-sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) goes up for a shot during a game against Northwestern on Jan. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern file photoOhio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell is already one of the best players in women’s college basketball. But even she has room to grow.OSU coach Kevin McGuff pushed Mitchell to enroll in a leadership course this semester. Assuming a leadership role is new to the Cincinnati, Ohio, native.“I’m not one of those people that likes to tell people what to do, but coach McGuff has put me in that role,” Mitchell said. “I think that class has helped me become more vocal. I’m a little bit more outgoing.”Mitchell said she now has made it her goal to become more of a leader for the Buckeyes. McGuff has already seen improvements.“She’s talking more, she’s more engaged,” McGuff said. “She’s obviously a great kid, one of the hardest workers I’ve ever been around, and she’s a fierce competitor. But she’s also got a really good feel for the game, and I think that you see her sharing that more with her teammates.”Out of Princeton High School near Cincinnati, Mitchell was a consensus five-star prospect and was considered by some as the No. 1 overall prospect in her class. She was the 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year in Ohio and was a finalist for the Naismith Girls’ High School Player of the Year award.Mitchell immediately found success at OSU. She was the unanimous Big Ten Freshman of the Year after becoming the first-ever freshman to lead the country in scoring at 24.9 points per game. Her 873 total points on the year set a school and Big Ten record, and she set NCAA records for most three-pointers in a season (127) and most consecutive games with a three-pointer (35).The guard didn’t slow down in her sophomore season. She broke her own school record for points in a season with 889 and scored the most points in a single game in OSU history with a 48-point performance against Michigan State on Feb. 27. She was a consensus All-American and finalist for several national awards, including Naismith Player of the Year.Mitchell now sits at 1,762 career points. She’s on pace to chase down former OSU forward Jantel Lavender (2,818 points) for the all-time school scoring record. With 253 made three-point field goals, Mitchell needs just 18 to surpass former guard Caity Matter for the OSU record.Mitchell’s accomplishments in her two years at OSU have led McGuff to believe that she is the best player he has ever coached.“She’s really special,” McGuff said. “She can really, really play and we’re really fortunate to have her here.”OSU junior guard Alexa Hart also believes Mitchell is a fantastic teammate, and has incredible basketball ability. For Hart, it’s the dedication that Mitchell brings to the game that puts her above the rest.“She comes in the gym when no one else is in the gym and just works hard,” Hart said. “She comes in any time of the day, whenever she can, and works out.”Mitchell is on her way to becoming one of best guards ever to come out of Ohio State, but that’s not something she thinks about too much.“I’m not really into that. I just come to the court, play and go to school,” Mitchell said. “There are so many great players that came through Ohio State, so to even be a part of that conversation is something that I’m really, really grateful for.”
Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal’s second leg against CSKA Moscow in their Europa League clash proved to be a very nervy encounter with two late goals saving them from a tricky endThe Gunners arrived for their second leg of the quarter-finals against CSKA with a comfortable 4-1 lead from the first leg last week. But after a sloppy start in Moscow, the hosts were deservedly in the lead with both Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin taking advantage of Petr Cech’s mistakes to spark fears of a possible comeback.However it was not to be with Danny Welbeck giving Arsenal a crucial away goal in the 75th minute, in what was their first shot on target. Aaron Ramsey then added a second to seal a 2-2 draw and, critically, a 6-3 aggregate win for Wenger’s side.After the match, Wenger conceded that it proved to be a rather nervous experience for him with the Frenchman crediting the first leg result for the victory.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“You could see when you have a big difference after the first game it is difficult to turn up with the same urgency than if the difference is very small and that played a part in the first half,” said the Frenchman, according to Sky Sports.“I felt in the two games they played well, especially tonight they made my heart beat much quicker than I expected it to be.“We played against a good team. I knew that after the first game and they showed that again tonight, they gave us many problems.”Joining Arsenal are Atletico Madrid, RB Salzburg and Marseille, for Friday’s draw for the semi-finals of the Europa League.