Marist hires former Harrison head coach Richard Glover Jr. as new…

first_imgMarist High School has hired Richard Glover Jr. as their new varsity football coach. “Coach Glover is the right fit for the job. We are excited to see how he will grow our football program,” said Marist Athletic Director Erica Buonacquista.Coach Glover has coached at the professional, collegiate, and high school level since 2008 and was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005. He began his coaching career as an Assistant Head Coach at Dickinson High School in Jersey City before becoming a Graduate Assistant at New Mexico State University. From there, he became an intern for the Philadelphia Eagles and then an Assistant Football Coach for Iowa Western Community College.Recently, Coach Glover was the Head Football Coach at Harrison High School for the 2015 season, leading the team to three wins after the program only had four wins the past five seasons.Coach Glover is excited about the new opportunities he has at Marist and is ready to begin instituting his new program. “I applied for this job because it was a challenge, and the facilities are great,” said Glover. “The location of Marist allows the school to draw kids from different places, and the ability to practice right at the school is really helpful.”Coach Glover’s main goal for the offseason is to establish a new culture for the team. “I want to teach the players how to compete, fight, and dedicate themselves to the ultimate goal of winning football games,” said Glover. “When a team does not have a lot of success, the first thing a coach needs to do is establish a culture of competition. Players competing against each other, but also competing against themselves everyday – getting one more rep in the weight room or finishing through the line on sprints.”Coach Glover has already met with the team and has begun offseason workouts. “It is great to already be hired because I have the offseason to really implement my program and the culture I want this team to have,” said Glover.“Coach Glover brings a new philosophy and energy with him that we are very excited about,” said A.D. Buonacquista. “I think our players will respond to him well and I look forward to watching him implement his program.”last_img read more

Late Cats goals sink Tipp

first_imgA late brace of goals from Kevin Kelly helped the Cats to a 2-17 to 0-18 victory in the counties’ Allianz National League Division 1A clash at Nowlan Park.Tipperary started strongly and had built an 0-8 to 0-4 lead by the 20th minute.Michael Ryan’s side also had two really good goal chances in that early phase of the game but Kilkenny ‘keeper Eoin Murphy denied both Conor Kenny and ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, who came into the starting team for the ill Jason Forde. Tipp seemed to lose their way a little during the remainder of the opening period, only managing one more point before the break.Kilkenny, by contrast, upped their game to such an extent that they trailed at the break by the narrowest of margins – 0-9 to 0-8.The Blue and Gold began the second half with points from O’Dwyer and John McGrath and top scorer  but the Cats matched them stride with TJ Reid – who scored 0-10 – a notable influence on the direction of the match.Despite this the Premier County still held a one point lead with time fast running out.Kilkenny, however, didn’t accept defeat and two goals from Kevin Kelly – the first after some good work by Jonjo Farrell and the second deep into injury time – earned the All-Ireland champions their first victory of the league season.Tipp’s next match is against defending league champions Waterford at Semple Stadium on Sunday March 6th.last_img read more

Betting on Football 2017 attracts global operators for two-day conference

first_img Related Articles Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submit Share SBC Events has committed to making the international Betting on Football 2017 its best conference yet, by providing ‘an unforgettable business and networking experience’ for more than 800 senior executives from 40+ countries.For the first time, Betting on Football (BOF 2017) will be spread across two days at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge from 3-4 May. Included in a delegate ticket is access to six tracks of industry insight, food and refreshments, two high end networking parties and the possibility to join tours of the stadium.Stamford Bridge is just one of three top London venues set for centre stage at BOF 2017, alongside the Richard Branson-owned Kensington Roof Gardens and Roman Abramovich’s Under the Bridge nightclub. Kensington Roof Gardens will host the official networking party on 3rd May whilst Under the Bridge will open its doors for the official closing party on 4th May.During the two-days, SBC Events will be introducing 100 speakers, split between 35 panel discussions and presentations across three conference rooms. In addition, BOF 2017 will also offer dedicated meeting rooms and introduce the product pitching stage, ‘Pitch Invasion’, alongside 30 exhibitors inside Stamford Bridge’s 1,400 sqm Great Hall.Delegates will have the option to arrange meetings before and during the event via the official conference app, which is available on both iOS and Android and includes the full conference agenda. Meanwhile, SBC Events will be organising an exclusive operator networking event for 100 C-Level executives, and a separate event for representatives of the top 40 sports betting affiliates.SBC Founder Rasmus Sojmark commented: “We’ve worked hard to make this year’s Betting on Football an essential part of the event calendar. No other conference will have such a high concentration of leaders, decision makers and speakers from the betting industry. It’s going to be a great place to network and do business.”Sponsors include OPTIMA (Gold Sponsor), BetConstruct (Silver Sponsor), (Premium Sponsor), HiPay (Premium Sponsor), Bet365, BetGenius, BetOnBrazil, Betway, Digitain, EnergyBet, Ganapati, Golden Race, Intertops, Oulala, Paddy Power Betfair, SBTech, Sportradar, VsoftCo, TXODDS, Oddslife, LeoVegas, Mr Green and Siru Mobile.To find out more information about becoming a sponsor, contact [email protected] watch the video from SBC’s last two-day event, visit: register for your early bird BOF 2017 ticket at a special discounted price of just £299 (+VAT), visit standard two-day ticket is £599 (+VAT), while individual day passes are available for £399 (+VAT). Email [email protected] for more information.last_img read more

ASA bans animated Coral Interactive ads for under-18s appeal

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reprimanded Coral Interactive, following a complaint that challenged whether the content of three adverts would have a particular appeal to children.Ads in question were seen on February 20 of this year and related to the Rainbow Riches, Fishin’ Frenzy and Lucky Wizard titles, which feature animated images, including that of a leprechaun, pot of gold, fishes in the ocean and a wizard, across the trio.In its response Coral Interactive, a division of the GVC owned Ladbrokes Coral Group, stated that an extensive review of its site had been conducted, checking all on-site game titles and promotional material, to ensure that they were not in breach of any rules within the CAP Code.A plethora of points were raised in defense of each game, which questioned an appeal to under-18s, emphasised certain aspects that were removed to make an appeal to under-18s less likely, and stressed that they didn’t believe specific facet’s resembled certain characters from both fairy tale stories and animated films.In its assessment the ASA upheld the complaint, before stressing: “The CAP Code stated that gambling ads must not be likely to be of particular appeal to children or young persons, especially by reflecting or being associated with youth culture. Gambling ads could not therefore appeal more strongly to under-18s than they did to over-18s.”Evaluating each of three games individually, it was concluded that the aspects of animation constituted an increased appeal to under-18s as opposed to over-18s, with the ASA adding: “Therefore, because we considered ads (a), (b) and (c) featured animated images that were likely to be of particular appeal to under-18s and were marketing gambling products, we concluded that they breached the CAP Code.”As a result of the ruling, the adverts must not appear again in their current form, whilst Coral Interactive has been told to ensure future gambling ads do not have a particular appeal to the under-18 demographic.Furthermore two issues were raised against betting tipster service Isiris Racing Services, challenging the wording used in the national press ad (Racing Post) that appeared on October 12 last year, specifically whether: the claim “the success rate for Isiris members has been phenomenal, with win bets and/or each way-bets introducing a successful return on over 90% of these bets. That is 50 out of 55 bets” was misleading and could be substantiated; and the claim “all our bets are proofed to the Racing Post before racing as evidence that these claims are 100% genuine” was misleading.Responding Isiris provided a spreadsheet which it claims showed the 55 bets stated in the ad, and contained details of stake, price, result and profit and loss figures, for bets across various sports.It was stressed that the bets would match the proofing emails which would be provided by the Racing Post, who provided information relating to the audit of their proofing system.   Upholding both counts as part of its actions, the ASA stated: “the ad must not appear again in its current form. We told Isiris Racing Services not to claim success rates for their bets, or that their bets were proofed to demonstrate their genuineness, unless they held adequate evidence to substantiate such claims”.last_img read more

Why do the Lions always play on Thanksgiving? Explaining Detroit’s holiday tradition

first_imgHere’s a brief history lesson, plus a full list of past games and how to watch the 2019 version while stuffing your face with turkey and pie.THANKSGIVING GAME PICKS:Straight up | Against the spreadWhy do the Lions always play on Thanksgiving?It all started on Thanksgiving Day in 1934, when owner George A. Richards decided to play on the holiday to attract more fans.Richards was known for his marketing acumen, and his Thanksgiving plan was an immediate hit. The Lions at the time weren’t attracting much of a crowd because the Detroit Tigers were the city’s main sports attraction. But on that Thanksgiving, the Lions not only sold out the stadium, they also had to turn people away at the gates. The Lions lost to the Bears, but a new team tradition was born. Other teams had played on Thanksgiving before 1934, but the Lions were different because Richards owned a radio station that was a major affiliate of the NBC Blue Network. Richards negotiated an agreement with NBC to broadcast his Thanksgiving games on 94 stations across the country. Since 1978, the Lions and Cowboys have hosted a game on Thanksgiving every year. Detroit always plays the early game, followed by Dallas in the late afternoon and a rotating prime-time matchup added in 2006.Who plays the Lions on Thanksgiving in 2019?The Lions plays the Bears for a second consecutive year. Chicago won the 2018 meeting, 23-16.The Bears are 18-15-2 all time in Thanksgiving games. Their 35 appearances on the holiday are fourth in the NFL behind the Lions, Cowboys and Packers. What channel is the Lions vs. Bears game on?CBS will broadcast Lions vs. Bears this year. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET — the first game of the day, as per tradition.Lions’ all-time record on ThanksgivingThe Lions are 37-40-2 playing on Thanksgiving in franchise history.YearOpponentResult1934Chicago BearsL, 19-161935Chicago BearsW, 14-21936Chicago BearsW, 13-71937Chicago BearsL, 13-01938Chicago BearsW, 14-71945Cleveland RamsL, 28-211946Boston YanksL, 34-101947Chicago BearsL, 34-141948Chicago CardsL, 28-141949Chicago BearsL, 28-71950New York YanksW, 49-141951Green Bay PackersW, 52-351952Green Bay PackersW, 48-241953Green Bay PackersW, 34-151954Green Bay PackersW, 28-241955Green Bay PackersW, 24-101956Green Bay PackersL, 24-201957Green Bay PackersW, 18-61958Green Bay PackersW, 24-141959Green Bay PackersL, 24-171960Green Bay PackersW, 23-101961Green Bay PackersL, 17-91962Green Bay PackersW, 26-141963Green Bay PackersT, 13-131964Chicago BearsL, 27-241965Baltimore ColtsT, 24-241966San Francisco 49ersL, 41-141967Los Angeles RamsL, 31-71968Philadelphia EaglesL, 12-01969Minnesota VikingsL, 27-01970Oakland RaidersW, 28-141971Kansas City ChiefsW, 32-211972New York JetsW, 37-201973Washington RedskinsL, 20-01974Denver BroncosL, 31-271975Los Angeles RamsL, 20-01976Buffalo BillsW, 27-141977Chicago BearsL, 31-141978Denver BroncosW, 17-141979Chicago BearsW, 20-01980Chicago BearsL, 23-17 (OT)1981Kansas City ChiefsW, 27-101982New York GiantsL, 13-61983Pittsburgh SteelersW, 45-31984Green Bay PackersW, 31-281985New York JetsW, 31-201986Green Bay PackersL, 44-401987Kansas City ChiefsL, 27-201988Minnesota VikingsL, 23-01989Cleveland BrownsW, 13-101990Denver BroncosW, 40-271991Chicago BearsW, 16-61992Houston TexansL, 24-211993Chicago BearsL, 10-61994Buffalo BillsW, 35-211995Minnesota VikingsW, 44-381996Kansas City ChiefsL, 28-241997Chicago BearsW, 55-201998Pittsburgh SteelersW, 19-16 (OT)1999Chicago BearsW, 21-172000New England PatriotsW, 34-92001Green Bay PackersL, 29-272002New England PatriotsL, 20-122003Green Bay PackersW, 22-142004Indianapolis ColtsL, 41-92005Atlanta FalconsL, 27-72006Miami DolphinsL, 27-102007Green Bay PackersL, 37-262008Tennessee TitansL, 47-102009Green Bay PackersL, 34-122010New England PatriotsL, 45-242011Green Bay PackersL, 27-152012Houston TexansL, 34-31 (OT)2013Green Bay PackersW, 40-102014Chicago BearsW, 34-172015Philadelphia EaglesW, 45-142016Minnesota VikingsW, 16-132017Minnesota VikingsL, 30-232018Chicago BearsL, 23-16Notable games: 1962 — The Lions gave the Green Bay Packers their only loss that season. Green Bay finished 13-1 and won its second consecutive NFL championship. If it seems like the Detroit Lions always play on Thanksgiving, well, that’s because they do.The Lions’ annual tradition of playing on the American holiday, which began in 1934, is nearly as old as the franchise itself. In fact, they’re the biggest reason why football and Thanksgiving are synonymous, even if the Lions haven’t enjoyed as much success on the holiday as other franchises. 1980 — The Lions and Bears were tied 17-17 at the end of regulation. It was the first Thanksgiving game to go into overtime, and when Bears running back Dave Williams returned the OT kickoff for a touchdown, it also became the shortest overtime at 13 seconds — a regular-season record that stands today. 1986 — The Lions and Packers played the highest-scoring game in Thanksgiving history to date, 44-40, with Green Bay taking the W. 2008 — The 10-1 Titans beat the 0-11 Lions 47-10, one of the biggest point differentials in Thanksgiving history. The Lions finished the season 0-16.last_img read more