The interiors keep with the art deco theme.“As soon as I walked in I knew this was the place I was going to buy,” he said. He spent a lot of time and money on sourcing interior materials to fit with the art deco style of the building, including the distinctive tiles that are throughout the home. About 50 people came along to the auction for this apartment.Agent Darren Bonehill from Place Coorparoo said the auction attracted a large crowd.“We had four registered bidders and a crowd of about 50 people,” Mr Bonehill said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago“We held it on the deck (of the apartment) because it was the only place that could hold everybody.”Currently the median selling price for an apartment in Coorparoo is $411,350, according to market data from CoreLogic. TIMELESS CHARM: Is it time for the art deco style to make a comeback? OLD SCHOOL: This art deco style remains popular to this day.A RETRO styled apartment that harks back to Brisbane’s yesteryear was sold for close to $100,000 above the median for the suburb. The three-bedroom art deco apartment at 3/30 Rialto St, Coorparoo, in Brisbane’s south east was sold for $510,000 at an auction on Sunday. The building is curved with nautical themed port windows.“It went to a lovely young couple (currently) living in Paddington,” he said.Although there is no shortage of new apartments around Coorparoo, this apartment was built in the first half of the last century when the art deco style was popular across the globe.Vendor Gavin Gordon said he originally bought the apartment almost 30 years ago because of its unique style.
The waterfront home at 89 Sundance Way, Runaway Bay, has been renovated to perfection.IT is a classic case of business in the front, party in the back.But unlike the mullet made popular in the 1980s, this Runaway Bay home is on trend and easy on the eye.It is evident from the towering front entrance that the residence has a sense of grandeur and elegance.Dark woods and feature lighting are the perfect contrast against the interior’s white palette.The contemporary style gives it an air of sophistication.But step outside and the property transforms into a tropical holiday resort with a pool and gazebo, ideal for entertaining large groups of guests. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 MORE NEWS: Three properties snapped up in rare deal The contemporary interior gives it a sense of sophistication. The perfect spot to kick back and relax. It looks grand and elegant even from the outside.The two-storey house is on a 700sq m block overlooking the canal.It has an open floorplan downstairs that flows through stacker glass doors onto an alfresco area.There are four bedrooms upstairs, three of which have access to a shared balcony while a study that could double as a fifth bedroom is on the ground floor. “Our favourite feature of the home would have to be the three large outdoor living areas, comprising of a pavilion with kitchen and bar fridge, large balcony with access from three of the bedrooms and the panoramic outdoor dining area,” Mrs Curry said. “While it will be very hard to leave not only the home but the great neighbours, we have decided to downsize as our kids are finally leaving the nest.” It is on the market with a $1.775 million price tag. The bathrooms look schmick. Feature lighting and dark woods standout against the home’s white palette. Recycled hardwood barn doors are highlights of the main bedroom.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoOwners Kylie and Dean Curry are behind the five-bedroom house’s distinctive styles, which appear to blend seamlessly.They bought it in January last year, attracted to its layout and design.“Virtually every room has a water view,” Mrs Curry said.“We saw all too often many waterfront homes not taking advantage of this so walking into the home and seeing the seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living with lots of natural light, we knew this was the home for us. “ The couple undertook an extensive renovation over the past year to make it more modern, warm and inviting.“Using a variety of textures and natural building products, we wanted to create an exceptional home that made every day feel like we were on vacation,” Mrs Curry said. MORE NEWS: The biggest home sales of 2018/19
Sydney Morning Herald 11 July 2013Children growing up in single-parent families are among the groups most likely to face ongoing and entrenched disadvantage, a new report warns.Almost 9 per cent of children aged under 10 who had lived with a single parent experienced poverty for between six and 10 years, the Productivity Commission report, to be released on Thursday, says.Only 2 per cent of children who had lived in two-parent households over a decade experienced sustained poverty. ”A child’s earliest years fundamentally shape their life chances,” the report’s authors write.”Gaps in capabilities between children from socio-economically disadvantaged families and their more advantaged peers appear early in life. Starting school behind the eight-ball can begin a cycle of disadvantage that sets a trajectory for poorer outcomes later in life.”The report looked at the experiences of people facing poverty between 2001 and 2010.Although some who experience disadvantage move out of it relatively quickly, the report found, others struggle for years.Those people are most likely to be single parents and their children, indigenous Australians, and people with low educational qualifications and persistent health conditions or disabilities.http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/oneparent-youths-face-struggle-20130710-2pqec.html
Residents and advocates clash over ways to prevent prostitutes working in suburbiaStuff co.nz 2 June 2017Family First Comment: We predicted this would be an ongoing problem, and Parliament had the opportunity to fix this issue in 2015 but only NZ First voted for the residents.And here’s the revealing truth – even with decriminalisation, the sex industry doesn’t want to play by the rules“NZPC national co-ordinator Catherine Healey says regulating street-based sex workers will only serve to further stigmatise them.”Wooden villas and picket fences line the perimeter of what appears to be an innocuous crossroads in suburban Christchurch.On closer inspection hints of a more seedy pastime can be seen on the St Albans corner.Used condoms are discarded in the leaf-filled gutters, a packet of un-used condoms are hidden behind a utility box. Grass berms have bald patches where sex workers pace as they ply their trade – mostly in the darkness, but sometimes during the day too.For six years the corner of Purchas and Manchester Sts, a block north of Bealey Ave, has been used by sex workers, who were forced out of the central city immediately after 2011 earthquakes. Some sex workers have returned to the city, but some have remained and continue to disrupt the lives of nearby residents.Residents talk vividly about their encounters with the sex workers, their pimps and clients. They tell of instances where they have been assaulted, verbally abused, had their vehicles damaged, properties used as dumping grounds for condoms and needles, and in one case a home vacant while earthquake repairs were carried out was used for sex.People have sold homes they lovingly restored because they did not feel safe anymore.Giles Goulden and his wife Suzanne Walker moved from their Manchester St villa, north of Bealey Ave, in 2013 because of the sex workers.“We were regularly verbally abused, physically jostled and on one occasion I was assaulted,” Walker says.Russell Craigie, who lives on one corner of the St Albans intersection, says his property has been used as a toilet. He stood on faeces left by his garage.“There’s yelling and shouting and cars coming and going. It just disturbs your sleep.”Matt Bonis, a spokesman for the residents, says his neighbours eventually left because their daughter kept being propositioned when she arrived home late from work.He and his wife have considered selling up and moving on many times, but they have a financial and emotional bond to their home. They were there first and do not see why they should have to move.They have both been threatened by the sex workers, but Bonis says police rarely respond to residents’ calls anymore because they are too busy dealing with other issues.Bonis has two children who are often woken at night by commotion outside whether it be sex workers negotiating prices or having an argument.“We don’t want to be hostages on our own properties,” he says.Bonis and his neighbours have been pleading with the Christchurch City Council for at least three years to come up with a permanent solution to prevent prostitutes from working in residential areas.Fed up with a lack of action, Bonis engaged lawyer Duncan Webb to help him gain traction with the council.Webb, who is standing for Labour in the Christchurch Central electorate at September’s election, argues the council should enforce its public places bylaw, which aims to protect the public from nuisance and regulates trade in public places.The council’s legal team has a different opinion.They say the council can not use the bylaw to prevent prostitutes from working in residential areas. They say it is a difficult commercial activity for the council to investigate and enforce. The council would have to prove a commercial activity was occurring in a public place. With street-based sex work, the commercial transaction/activity being undertaken for payment often did not happen in a public place. It happened on empty private property and in cars.However, Webb says it would not be permissible for a coffee cart to operate at all hours at this location and neither would a busker be tolerated.The issue came to a head at a council meeting last week when residents appealed to the council to use the bylaw to resolve the issue. The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) and the Salvation Army made equally impassioned pleas for the council not to use regulation to ban sex workers from certain areas.NZPC national co-ordinator Catherine Healey says regulating street-based sex workers will only serve to further stigmatise them.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/93084710/residents-and-advocates-clash-over-ways-to-prevent-prostitutes-working-in-suburbia
ILOILO City –He allegedly stole electronic accessories from an establishment on LedesmaStreet, City Proper. A personnel ofthe establishment said the suspect took the items without paying the cashier. Fritz Bermejoof Barangay Sta. Rita, Janiuay, Iloilo was arrested around 12:15 p.m. on Oct.14, a police report showed. Bermejo was detainedin the lockup cell of Police Station 1, facing charges./PN
RelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Olympique Lyonnais started their Champions League group stage campaign in disappointing fashion as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday. Memphis Depay’s penalty cancelled out Sardar Azmoun’s first-half opener as the French side dominated after the break without inflicting any serious damage on their opponents. Lyon have now drawn six straight home Champions League games. Zenit, who have now failed to win any of their last 10 European away games, dominated Lyon’s midfield in the first half before running out of gas. Benfica play Leipzig in the other Group G game later on Tuesday. Zenit caught the Lyon defence snoozing in the 41st minute when Azmoun found the back of the net with a low shot after a quick one-two with Artem Dzyuba. Although they struggled in the midfield, Lyon levelled five minutes into the second half when Depay converted a penalty after being brought down by Magomed Ozdoev. The hosts went close to taking the lead on the hour but Jeff Reine-Adelaide shot just wide after a clever cut-back from Lucas Tousart. Lyon pushed harder in the closing stages but lacked a killer instinct to wrap up all three points. The French side next travel to Leipzig on Oct. 2 when Zenit will host Benfica.Tags: Champions LeagueMemphis DepayOlympique LyonnaisSardar AzmounUEFA Champions LeagueZenit St Petersburg
___North Carolina coach Mack Brown said he remains “confident” that the Tar Heels will play football this season after the school shut down in-person undergraduate classes.Brown said Tuesday that the school’s move to online courses after recent coronavirus clusters in student housing and a fraternity could ultimately help “create a better seal around our program and a better bubble.”Brown said team staffers hosted a Zoom call for parents on Monday to address questions. Athletes can choose to remain in current residences, while some football players have previously chosen to opt out of the upcoming season.Brown said many players were already taking online courses and that the team will continue once-weekly testing of players for the coronavirus. Contact tracing has started to see who might have been exposed to that person and should quarantine for two weeks.The Western & Southern Open, moved this year from Cincinnati to New York because of the coronavirus pandemic, begins Saturday. The U.S. Open starts Aug. 31.Testing began last Thursday.___South Africa has withdrawn from a planned women’s cricket tour of England because of coronavirus-related restrictions. Associated Press The Latest: LSU coach says school doing well against virus Orgeron said during a video conference Tuesday that the team had “two or three guys that are out” because of positive tests. He did not specify which players had tested positive.Orgeron says LSU administrators overseeing coronavirus protocols, led by Senior Associate Athletic Director of Health and Wellness Shelly Mullenix, have done a “tremendous job.“We’re ahead (of) most programs,” Orgeron said. “Our players feel comfortable that they’re getting proper care.”August camp formally opened on Monday and LSU has had two players opt out because of coronavirus concerns, senior cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. and senior defensive end Neil Farrell Jr.___ ___Two players from Roma’s youth team have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Italian soccer club has not named the players but says they are asymptomatic and have begun self-isolating.Roma says “those who have come into contact with the two individuals have been traced and notified” and adds that “a deep clean and disinfection of the club’s training facilities has also already begun.”The two players, their teammates and the youth team staff will undergo further tests. The New England Patriots will be playing without fans in Gillette Stadium at least through September. Stadium officials said in a statement on Tuesday that the state will not allow fans at any event next month. That includes the Patriots’ games on Sept. 13 against the Miami Dolphins and the one two weeks later against the Raiders.While saying that they “fully support” the state’s position, stadium officials also said they “would have welcomed the opportunity to host fans in August and September, but are hopeful to do so later in the season.”The Patriots had previously announced a plan that would have limited Gillette Stadium to about 20% of its 66,000 person capacity. Officials said they worked with experts to develop a plan to reopen at partial capacity and “are confident in our ability to provide a safe and comfortable environment for fans.”According to the Massachusetts reopening plan, sporting events with fans will not be allowed until the state reaches Phase 4, which requires a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19. The England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa say “this decision was taken due to the current international travel regulations in place for South African national teams.”South Africa had been scheduled to travel next month and play using the same bubble-style protocol used for men’s tours of England by West Indies, Ireland and Pakistan.The announcement leaves the England women’s team without any confirmed matches for the rest of the year after a planned tour by India was called off last month. The England women’s team has not had a game since the T20 World Cup in Australia in February and March.The ECB says it is in “multiple discussions” to host international women’s cricket tours.It’s the third women’s series to be canceled this year for South Africa following a planned series against Australia in South Africa and a tour of the West Indies. He said the team is trying to “make sure our players and our staff understand that we’ve got three months here where we cannot go outside for social reasons or to eat or anything else if we want to have our football season.”___The Southeastern Conference will prohibit “suite hopping” as part of COVID-19 guidelines designed for fan safety and health in preparation for conference-only play this season.Decisions on whether fans can attend games will be made closer to Sept. 26 when the league begins play. Attendance numbers will be left to member schools but must follow state and local guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations should be followed in the absence of those measures.Furniture in premium seating and clubs shall be arranged to promote physical distancing, the guidelines add. Physical distancing and face coverings will also be stressed there as well as in public areas, including concessions, where barriers must be installed. The SEC guidelines also suggest “grab and go” food options, with drinks provided directly to spectators and single-serve condiments offered. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said its 14 schools adopted the fan guidelines as a baseline and added, “They provide conference-wide expectations for protection of guests who are able to attend our games.”___The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against Jacksonville because of the coronavirus pandemic.Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Titans announced the decision Tuesday. Nashville’s Major League Soccer team also won’t have any fans at home games in September.Burke Nihill, the Titans’ president and CEO, says they wish they could open in front of fans as a franchise coming off its first AFC championship game in 17 years. But he says the Titans support the mayor and the local health department’s decision to keep Nissan Stadium closed to fans at least to start the season. German soccer clubs previously outlined plans to resume games with some socially distanced fans attending in seated areas. Union’s Stadion An der Alten Försterei has mostly standing terraces so it could have far fewer fans attending than its competitors.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports August 18, 2020 The team’s training activities have been suspended until at least Aug. 24.___German soccer club Union Berlin wants to hold a pre-season friendly match with 3,000 spectators and is hoping that “preventative” coronavirus tests for fans will allow it to happen.The Bundesliga club says it has applied to the local Treptow-Köpenick health authorities for permission to hold the game with an altered hygiene plan on Sept. 5.Union says “a preventative test for all spectators is intended to replace the currently valid social distancing rules.” ___The Chiefs will allow up to 2,000 season ticket holders to attend training camp on Saturday, making them the first NFL team to allow fans since the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered the way teams are preparing for the season.The team also said that up to 5,000 season ticket holders will be allowed at practice on Aug. 29, when the franchise plans to raise a new Super Bowl championship flag over the west end zone.The Chiefs typically draw thousands of fans daily to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University, about an hour’s drive north of Kansas City in St. Joseph, Missouri. But the pandemic caused the Chiefs and the few other teams that still leave home for training camp to instead hold all their workouts at team facilities.The Chiefs are fortunate in that their practice facility is just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium. They have been using both locations to allow for more social distancing in walk-throughs and meetings. The practices that are open to fans will be at Arrowhead Stadium, where they will be able to social distance. The Titans play only one home game in September. Team officials have been working with public health experts to design a stadium plan in the hopes that fans will be able to attend some of the eight scheduled home games this season. Those precautions include mandatory masks, socially distant seating, contactless faucets and hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium.Nashville’s MLS team has three games scheduled through Sept. 12 at Nissan Stadium. Nashville SC set a record for the largest soccer crowd in Tennessee with its MLS debut on Feb. 29 as fans packed Nissan Stadium.___One person who isn’t a player returned a positive result for COVID-19 out of 1,400 tests administered in the controlled environment set up for the U.S. Open and another tennis tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.The U.S. Tennis Association said Tuesday that the person is asymptomatic and must isolate for at least 10 days. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___LSU coach Ed Orgeron says the defending national champion Tigers have had “very few” players test positive for COVID-19.
White\’s seven touches against Illinois amassed 104 total yards for an average of more than 14 yards per touch.[/media-credit]Ever since he first stepped foot on campus, James White has been labeled as second-best. As a freshman, White was tabbed as the second running back behind then-returning 2009 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay. A year later, he found himself slotted behind the record-breaking stats of Montee Ball.Once again, in his junior season, White finds himself trailing the preseason Heisman candidate Ball on the depth chart. Though he has spent all three years of his career at Wisconsin as the second best running back, White is second to none at fitting into his role as a Badger.Throughout his years at Wisconsin, White has taken on and expanded roles such as the fast-paced backup that complemented John Clay, the sure-handed and explosive kick returner and the third-down back that can catch passes out of the backfield. Put them all together, and you now have an experienced junior running back who is integral in the success of the Badgers’ offense.When it comes to his teammates, they are rarely surprised by the abilities he possesses on the football field.“James does it all, to be honest. We call him ‘the natural,’” redshirt freshman running back Melvin Gordon said of his elder teammate. “It probably takes me and Montee [Ball] a couple of reps to do something. For James, it’s one time.”It is an easy thing to understand, White’s innate aptitude for success as a running back. He has always made the most of limited opportunities because, as he said, “You never know when you’re going to get the ball again.”White attended Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he was yet again considered second-best. Throughout his years at Aquinas, White trailed Giovani Bernard, who currently starts at tailback at North Carolina.White was a three-star recruit, while Bernard was a four-star and the starter. But suddenly, a hamstring injury to Bernard thrust White into the starting role. Just a year later, White was at Wisconsin and back to starting games on the bench. But the second running back position at Wisconsin is different than many other football programs across the nation. It can be far more glorious.White was given the third-most carries his freshman year, and with all 156 of them, he tallied the most yards on the team (1,052) and second most touchdowns (14).In his second year, with less than half the carries Ball was given, White still garnered 713 yards and six touchdowns. And now, in 2012, even as his carry total continues to decrease and he remains slotted as the backup on the depth chart, White continues to appreciate the chances he is given.“I’ve enjoyed [the role],” White said. “So many people want to be in the shoes that I am in right now, so I’m blessed with the opportunities I have and try to take advantage of them.”The three running back rotation known to the program throughout the years generally features a lead back, but also highlights the best each back has to offer.White has consistently been the intermediary in the Badgers’ rotational schema, stemming largely out of his lacking a defined running back style. While he calls himself the “quick-on-my-feet” type of running back, his pass-catching abilities have consistently found him with more receiving yards than rushing yards.His skill set once again places him in between Ball and Gordon, but running backs coach Tom Hammock recognized White as a balanced back who handles everything thrown his way.“I think he has equally good traits of running and receiving; he is just a good football player,” Hammock said of White. “We need to find more ways of getting him on the football field.”White took on an increased role in the victory over Illinois last Saturday, gaining the workload over Ball and Gordon on select drives, but was only given six carries. His seven yards per carry didn’t come as a surprise because he has averaged 5.8 throughout his Wisconsin career. His impact, however, was considerably greater than a typical six carries.White took just one reception out of the Badger backfield that game and did what he has always done with limited opportunities – shine. He turned upfield after receiving a short toss from quarterback Joel Stave and used some timely blocking to a 62-yard offense-igniting touchdown catch. His seven touches amassed 104 total yards, more than 14 yards per touch, stats that could earn him a starting job if only he wasn’t complementing the equally-viable Ball.Looking into the 2013 season, the emergence of Gordon, medically redshirted Vontae Jackson and additional recruits threaten White’s quest to be a lead back once again. His senior year will be his last and likely best chance to be a starter and finally lose the tag of being second best.When asked about the prospect of White eventually becoming a starting running back, Hammock quickly stated, “No question about it,” and it should be easy to understand. 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In it’s 59 year history of hosting some of the greatest moments in NFL, Lambeau Field will finally host just its first ever Division I college football game this September.When Wisconsin football travels up the I-41 highway to take on the No. 6 ranked LSU Tigers this Labor Day weekend, that game will mean more for the state of Wisconsin than most fans across the country can understand. The two-and-a-half-hour drive to Green Bay is anything but unfamiliar to the hometown underdogs.To Alec Ingold, a sophomore fullback and Green Bay native, the game holds even more special meaning by playing in his hometown.“Everyone has been talking about this game since I was a senior in high school,” Ingold said. “I always thought that if I redshirted last year then my first game would be at Lambeau, which I thought would be really cool.”Football: Five key takeaways from Wisconsin’s spring gameThe University of Wisconsin football team held its annual spring game Saturday at Camp Randall stadium, capping off their short Read…The game will be Ingold’s first at fullback since making a positional switch from running back after a six-touchdown, 131-yard freshman season. Luckily for him, playing in front of his hometown crowd will calm much of the nerves of a new position.Regardless of home support, the Sept. 3 matchup will be a nerve-racking affair for Wisconsin. LSU is projected to be, at least, a top-ten ranked team by ESPN, Bleacher Report and Campus Insiders among others.Aside from sheer talent, the taste of defeat from the first in this two-game series is still fresh in Wisconsin’s mind. Back two seasons ago, the first of this neutral site series between the Tigers and Badgers kicked off in Houston; LSU overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Melvin Gordon and the injured Wisconsin offensive line. But compared to the relative middle ground of Texas, Lambeau is far from neutral territory. A win on home soil, in Lambeau’s first college game, is what everyone in the state hopes for.“There’s so much tradition there,” Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez told uwbadgers.com. “Tradition-rich Lambeau, you mention that name and people’s eyes light up.”Lambeau Field has the second largest seating capacity in the National Football League (81,435) and is the oldest in use by a team (59 years). The stadium, known for games like “The Ice Bowl” and for housing the Green Bay Packers, one of the most storied teams in the NFL, can now add its first Division 1 college football game to its history.“It’s very important to basically have a hometown college football team play in one of football’s biggest and best stadiums,” Gabrielle Dow, Packers spokesperson, said. “It’s kind of like the holy land of football.”Football: Nine former Badgers find home in NFL following weekend draftWhen former University of Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert got his name called during this past weekend’s NFL draft as the Read…Dow said discussions over the game between Alvarez and Mark Murphy, president of the Packers, came well before she arrived in Green Bay in 2014. Rumors were raised over whether the series with the Tigers would have to be pushed back given the tough schedule Badgers have this season. But a deal was finally reached in 2013 when Alvarez decided the schedule was a non-issue.“I originally heard about the game before I even arrived on campus as a freshman last year,” Ingold said. “It’s a really exciting time for the people of Green Bay who might not get an opportunity to come down to Madison and can now be part of something really special.”While it was not a surprise that ticket prices rose for the upcoming game, no one, including Alvarez, could have anticipated the historic spike. The 2014 opener in Houston recorded an average retail ticket price at around $73, with the maximum price just over $670. For the Green Bay game, StubHub’s minimum ticket price as of July 3, two months before kick-off, was posted at just shy of $300, while two sets of suite tickets were going for more than $17,000 and $37,000, respectively.The reason for the absurdly high ticket prices is clear, especially to anyone who has experienced a football game anywhere in the state of Wisconsin: the devoted and hearty fan base.The Packers have always been the only publicly owned team in the NFL, stemming all the way back to 1923. Operated in the same manner as any other publicly traded corporation, the 360,584 current stockholders and rabid fans are technically the only fans in the NFL that can refer to their team as truly “theirs.”This financial and emotional loyalty, and the fact that the University of Wisconsin is the only other major football program in the state, creates a powerful tandem of allegiance that few can match.“Everybody I know really loves both teams and the tie between the two is a really neat marriage,” Dow said. “We are happy to host and celebrate that connection between the Badgers and Packers and we hope that it continues.”Football: As spring winds down, quarterback battle heats upThe battle for the Wisconsin’s quarterback spot is in full swing this spring and remains one of the big question marks Read…Dow said that while the Wisconsin matchup with LSU is special hometown connection, she and the rest of the Packers front office would be open to hosting further college football games if they were the right situation.It is nearly month and a half before kickoff, but the anticipation is already building for what will surely be a historic day in Wisconsin.
The men’s basketball team landed several players on the Pac-12 honors lists for the 2015-2016 season.Junior guard Julian Jacobs was named to Pac-12 All-Conference First Team, while sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin earned a spot on the honorable mention All-Conference list, and freshman forward Bennie Boatwright also received an All-Freshman honorable mention.The versatile Jacobs is the first Trojan to be selected for the All-Conference First Team since Nikola Vucevic in 2011. Averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game, Jacobs has posted three double-doubles, is first in the conference in assists per game and ranks 10th in steals.McLaughlin leads the team in scoring, averaging nearly 13 points a game and shooting more than 42 percent from 3-point range. He made the All-Freshman team last season and has bounced back from offseason shoulder surgery for a successful sophomore campaign.Boatwright has shown promise as one of two high-profile freshman on the team this season. He averaged double-digits at 11.4 points and his outside shooting is valuable as 6-foot-10, 220-pound big man. Boatwright made 52 3-pointers during the regular season, placing him in the top-five all-time for USC freshmen.All three players will play a key role if the Trojans are to make a deep run in the Pac-12 tournament, which begins Wednesday night against UCLA.