EPL: Chelsea gun down Gunners

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Aubameyang pens three-year Arsenal contract Late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham completed a late turnaround as Chelsea stunned Arsenal 2-1 in the London derby at the Emirates Stadium. The hosts led until the 83rd minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang until an error from Bernd Leno sparked a capitulation. Jorginho tapped home after a spill from the Arsenal goalkeeper with Abraham sliding home a winner four minutes later. Mikel Arteta, taking charge of his first game at the Emirates Stadium, brought in Calum Chambers and Lucas Torreira for Sokratis and Granit Xhaka, who was ruled out with illness. It was the Gunners who came firing out of the blocks early on, hounding the Blues in midfield areas and scanning the flanks for space in behind the full-backs. Arsenal were dominating all areas of the pitch with Chelsea struggling to keep the ball and it was certainly no surprise when Arsenal took the lead after 13 minutes. A well-worked set piece saw David Luiz flick towards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the far post and he directed his header past Kepa Arrizabalaga. Emerson was the man guilty of letting his man go at the corner and the Italian full-back was notably struggling to contain the threat of Nelson, who got in behind once again to set up Alexandre Lacazette, but the French striker fluffed his lines. Arsenal lost Chambers to a suspected knee injury a quarter of the way through and he was replaced by Shkodran Mustafi. But Arsenal’s momentum was not disturbed by the injury as they continued to make life difficult for the west London side. With his side clearly second-best, Lampard decided to ditch the 3-4-3 and hooked Emerson, with Jorginho coming on in his place. The change appeared to give Chelsea some more balance in midfield as they improved towards the end of the half, but Arsenal comfortably – and deservedly – led at the break. Lampard must have had a few stern words at the interval because Chelsea produced a response in the second half, showing more bravery on the ball and forcing Arsenal back. The Chelsea coach sent on teenagers Hudson-Odoi and Tarique Lamptey to give his side an injection of pace and it appeared to work with the latter impressing. And with just eight minutes remaining, the Blues restored parity after a horrendous error from Leno. Mount swung in a free-kick and the German stopper completely missed the punch when coming to claim, with Jorginho just tapping home at the far post. Arsenal went chasing upfield to try and restore the lead but were caught cold at the back as Chelsea completed a remarkable turnaround. Abraham broke forward on the counter and slipped it wide to Willian, who returned the favour and the 22-year-old slotted underneath Leno to hand the Blues the lead, which looked somewhat impossible at the break. With seven minutes added on, the Blues played out the final minutes to hold onto a crucial victory and move four points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, while Arsenal were left to wonder how they had let victory slip from their grasp.Tags: Bernd LenoCalum ChambersGranit XhakaJorginhoPierre-Emerick AubameyangTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

Nelson’s Julien Locke finds a place on medal podium at Senior National Cross Country Ski Championships

first_imgFor Nelson’s Julien Locke, good things really do come to those who wait.The local cross country skier finally found a place on the podium recently after winning a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario.Locke placed second in the in the classic sprint race, finishing as the top U23 skier.“After some back luck this year, I am extremely happy to make the podium at the National Championships,” a pleased Locke told The Nelson Daily.“I have been in good shape all winter, but some races just haven’t gone my way.”Locke, who was hampered by a cold at the recent Canada Winter Games in Prince George, did find a spot on the medal podium as he helped power Team BC to a bronze in the men’s cross country team race.However, the 21-year-old Nelsonite who started his skiing at the Nelson Nordic Club but now competes for Black Jack club in Rossland, finished 22nd in the 10-kilometer classic race and sixth in the men’s 1.5 km classic sprint.The result came on the heels of a crash landing in the final round at the World Championships trials.The bad luck left Locke off the Canadian National squad that competed at the U23 World Championships. That, however, is now in the past as Locke finally skied to his potential in Thunder Bay.“The Nationals sprint is always a great race as every racer in the field is extremely motivated, and people take more risks than usual to give themselves a shot at success,” Locke explained.“For me, the day went quite well. My shape was good, skis were fast and everything came together.”Locke said the heats were fast right from the quarterfinals, which was just what the doctor ordered for the skier who loves competing on hard surfaces.“I was able to ski tactically and conserve energy through the rounds, skiing only as fast as needed to move through,” Locke said.In the A-Final, Jess Cockney pushed the pace from the gun and attacked on the first hill to open up a gap at the front.Locke said he was confident in his speed in the last half of the race so I played the waiting game and held back in third.On the final, smaller climb, Locke made a move around the Norwegian skier to move into second and held that position until the finish.“My podium was the first Senior Men’s National Championships podium for BC since Black Jack’s George Grey retired in 2011,” Locke said.Senior National Team member and 2014 Olympian, Jesse Cockney won the race.Locke is currently in Sun Valley, Idaho for the US Super Tour Finals.Obviously looking to build on the success experienced in Thunder Bay.function DOMContentLoaded(browserID, tabId, isTop, url) { var object = document.getElementById(“cosymantecnisbfw”); if(null != object) { object.DOMContentLoaded(browserID, tabId, isTop, url);} };function Nav(BrowserID, TabID, isTop, isBool, url) { var object = document.getElementById(“cosymantecnisbfw”); if(null != object) object.Nav(BrowserID, TabID, isTop, isBool, url); };function NavigateComplete(BrowserID, TabID, isTop, url) { var object = document.getElementById(“cosymantecnisbfw”); if(null != object) object.NavigateComplete(BrowserID, TabID, isTop, url); }function Submit(browserID, tabID, target, url) { var object = document.getElementById(“cosymantecnisbfw”); if(null != object) object.Submit(browserID, tabID, target, url); };last_img read more

McGregor equals Berg Canoe record

first_imgThere was a massed start for the 56-kilometre final stage from Zoutkloof to the West Coast fishing town of Velddrif, which meant that all McGregor had to do was to stay with the front bunch to secure the overall race victory. After a flawless day on a full river, he sprinted away from a six-boat bunch to cross the finishing line alone while celebrating his sixth title in style. Hank McGregor paddled his way into the canoeing record books by equalling Robbie Herreveld’s six victories in the Berg River Canoe Marathon on the weekend. McGregor secured the title in style, while the enthralling women’s race went the way of 19-year-old debutant Robyn Kime. 21 July 2009 “This is such a special race to take part in, let alone to win,” said McGregor. “The obstacles and the sheer distances of each stage make it the toughest race I have ever done. “At one stage we got stuck in a fence and had to break the wire to get free. We then ran out of water and had to carry our boats for 200 metres to get back into the river.” MENHank McGregor 13:22.54Lance King 13:25.58 Graeme Solomon 13:32.04 Pieter-Willem Basson 13:33.54 Heinrich Schloms 13:37.27 Pierre Andre Rabie 13:44.43Ernest van Riet 14:02.05Edgar Boehm Jnr 14:03.10 Andrew Birkett 14:10.53 Cornelius Human 14:14.05 Two paddlers made race history by becoming the first competitors to complete the Berg River Canoe Marathon history 40 times: Andre Collins and Giel van Deventer reached the milestone after enjoying a hitch-free final stage to Velddrif, where they both received heroes welcomes. Women’s raceThe women’s race had provided captivating action on each of the race’s first three days and heading into the final stage pre-race favourite Robyn Kime was on the back foot after a series of disasters on the critical first stage left her nearly five minute adrift of Lindi-May Harmsen. Pierre-Andre Rabie was the first under-21 paddler to cross the line, finishing in sixth place overall, while Joseph Williams took the juniors’ title in 51st place overall. Team competitionMcGregor and King paved the way for their Team Epic to claim the team prize comfortably, with fellow team mates Pieter-Willem Basson and Heinrich Schloms all finishing in the top-five, thus ensuring victory over Graeme Solomon’s Team Roamer Rand. When Harmsen made a critical error – her first of the race – by taking a channel that proved to be a long-way around a bend, it left the door open for Kime to scamper away to claim the women’s title by six minutes. She became only the fourth women in the history of the race to win it on debut. “For the start of the race, this sneak channel was banned,” said a clearly frustrated McGregor. “When I got to Oordraplek I double-checked with the race official, who told me that we had to stay in the main channel, which is what I did. I was very surprised to see the five-boat chasing bunch suddenly arrive on my tail a hundred metres behind me at the finish.” By the time that two women started side-by-side on the final stage, Harmsen’s lead had been whittled down to 52 seconds. center_img ‘It was a bit nerve-wracking”There were some anxious moments for the front bunch as they charged down the full river and across flooded vleis. “It was a bit nerve racking,” admitted McGregor. “Obviously I am disappointed,” said Harmsen. “For a while I could see Robyn (Kime) ahead of me after she got a lead when we went over some fences, but then all of a sudden she was gone. But full credit to her, she paddled like a steam train today.” ‘I dreamt of possibly winning it’“Ever since I was kid growing up in the Cape I wanted to do this race, and dreamt of possibly winning it.” Second place went to Lance King, which was his best ever paddling result. “I am over the moon,” he bubbled afterwards. “I have paid my dues on this race, taken more than my fair share of wrong channels, and had my share of admin. So to have it all come together like this feels very special.” WOMENRobyn Kime 15:26.07Lindi-May Harmsen 15:32.11 Jemma Hofmeyer 15:50.08Angie Gafney 16:15.34Lisa Scott 16:23.21 RESULTS McGregor’s finish was more dramatic than had been anticipated; he saw a 500-metre lead that he had worked hard to establish evaporate when the five men chasing him took a short-cut on the long final loop in the river before Velddrif. Collins was quick to congratulate Van Deventer when he made it to the finish and promised to share a “bottle of great 20-year-old” with him after the race. “This has got to be one of the best Bergs ever,” enthused Collins. “The weather and water has been magnificent – warm, blue skies and a full river. I had the pleasure paddling with Willem van Riet (who took part in the first ever Berg in 1962) on the third stage and we agreed that this has been one of the best.” McGregor also savoured the shared record with “King of the Berg” Robbie Herreveld. “It’s fantastic to share his record,” he reckoned. “Simply to be mentioned in the same sentence as Robbie is an honour and a privilege. Maybe he will make a comeback next year and we can race it together!” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

How To Staff A Startup With (Almost) No Money

first_imgHow OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts Guest author Gary Whitehill is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Weekend.Struggling entrepreneurs around the world are in deep envy of Nick D’Aloisio’s business acumen. Last month, the 17-year-old sold Summly, his news-aggregation app, to Yahoo for a reported $30 million! If and when D’Aloisio starts another company, it will certainly be, to put it mildly, well-funded.Of course, most entrepreneurs do not have access to that kind of cash. The average business takes years to break even, let alone post a profit. Two-time entrepreneur Jordan Eisenberg, founder of UrgentRX warns that, “Few things in a start up are more important than carefully managing cash. At the beginning, before you have investors, it is not unusual for you (and possibly employees) to forego salary for extended periods of time. Do whatever it takes to build your product and get it to market.”While the founders of a company might be willing to forgo a paycheck for months on end to get their business up-and-running, their employees may not be so eager to make that sacrifice. To get workers to go along, cash-strapped entrepreneurs have to get creative.Non-Monetary IncentivesMany startups simply do not have the money for any kind of traditional compensation plan. That’s why so many entrepreneurs try to leverage equity. Taking on co-founders or compensating employees with a stake in the company can be a viable initial fix, but it isn’t always sustainable.Fortunately, there are other low or no-cost alternatives to get people to do work on your startup.StartupDigest, for instance, champions the Curator Model. The company finds talented individuals to manage or “curate” the digest for their home cities. Curators receive no financial compensation, yet management insists volunteers line up to lend a hand. Why? Because the platform lets curators distribute digests in their own names. It’s a win-win transaction in which no money changes hands.As long as a curator is not a potential competitor, it allows collaborators to self-promote/and leverage the company’s rolodex in exchange for some form of labor. When an employee or partner wants to spend his or her time performing tasks you need done, the need for monetary compensation can drop out of the equation.Colleges and universities can also provide free labor in the form of interns. Offering mentorship in exchange for help at the office can pay divdends, especially since many college students bring a deep grasp of social media and other technological chops that make them capable of much more than just making coffee.Life HacksSometimes startups need to hire real paid employees. To land high-caliber talent at a rate you can afford, make your startup worthy of others’ personal investment.‘Life hacks’ don’t cost a lot of money, but can make working at a startup more desirable than a better-paying position at a staid old-guard firm. Silicon Valley companies like Google and Facebook are well known for providing employees with everything from in-house chefs to daycare. Those are expensive, but ther are other tactics available:• Flexible scheduling: Startups aren’t a 9-5 job so let employees come in when they want.• Remote working: Forget Marissa Mayer. If employees are productive at home, let them work from there when they need to. At least they won’t leave to go work at Yahoo.• Public recognition: Praise in front of others for our efforts is an innate human need – leverage it to build loyalty!Focus on offseting lower wages with fun, engaging and accommodating perks that don’t cost the company a lot of money. It’s the best way to compete for the talent you need.Not evey candidate will sign on to a vow of poverty to work at your company, but there are people out there ready to take a bit less in order to become part of something special.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star…center_img Tags:#developers#Entrepreneurs#startups gary whitehill How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

Scary sight for fans, players as chaos ensues after Ginebra awarded the title

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kobe wants to be presented in Hall of Fame by Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The post-game security was so disorderly that Ginebra players, coaches, and staff, together with their loved ones, had to walk over the LED board at the sidelines and then to the table of officials just to go back to the dugout area.READ: Dillinger refuses to call Ginebra-Meralco a ‘rivalry’ yetThat raises the question if there was indeed a planned crowd control as the bouncers, together with their ropes that surrounded the awarding area which was supposed to cordon off the masses from the players, seemingly was useless as fans pushed their way to the center of the court.Of course, no security detail is perfect, but the near-stampede which ensued necessitates further planning, and maybe more security, to protect the players from events like these.Luckily, no one got hurt from the turn of events as the Gin Kings got a chance to celebrate their back-to-back title conquest in the season-ending conference without any worries.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar was in the middle of the wave of people as he tried to get his loved ones back to safety. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Lost in the shuffle of Ginebra’s championship celebration was the near chaos that ensued afterwards.After the Gin Kings received the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup trophy and LA Tenorio was awarded the PBA Press Corps – Cignal Finals MVP, the back-to-back champions faced another problem: the throngs of fans who stormed to the court.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img View comments A record 54,086 fans came to the massive Philippine Arena on Friday, and a handful of giddy fans tried to get as close to their basketball idols, eager to get their selfies and photo-ops, to the extent of some people pushing each other off and a select few almost engaging in a fist fight.READ: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat 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 shutoutIt was a scary sight for the players, who celebrated the awarding ceremonies with their loved ones, as they tried to protect their relatives, especially the children, from getting trampled by the wave of people who converged on the court.The same was the case for the PBA staff, the mediamen, and the photographers who were in the middle of it all as everyone tried to get themselves back to the dugout area fearing for safety. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

a month agoArsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford error

first_imgArsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford errorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Sokratis has apologised for his mistake in Sunday’s draw with Watford.With the Gunners up 2-0, the Greek defender had his pass intercepted by Gerard Deulofeu which lead to Tom Cleverley getting Watford back in the game.”Today’s result is not good for us,” said the 31-year-old on Twitter.”I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I don’t like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Ohio State Lost, But Freshman G D’Angelo Russell Threw A Ridiculous Pass vs. Iowa

first_imgD'Angelo Russell throws crazy pass vs. Maryland.The Ohio State men’s basketball team fell on the road to Iowa Saturday afternoon, 76-67. Buckeyes’ freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, as he’s done basically all season, shined in defeat. Russell, a projected top-10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, totaled 27 points, 14 rebounds and two assists against the Hawkeyes. He deserved at least three assists, though. Check out this ridiculous one-handed bounce pass Russell threw in the first half:That’s an NBA-caliber feed from a future NBA player. With the loss, Ohio State falls to 14-5, 3-3 in the Big Ten, while Iowa improved to 13-5, 4-1 in the conference.last_img

College Spun Is Looking To Hire A Full-Time Social Media Manager

first_imgCS Square LogoCS Square LogoCSsquarelogo-e1344353072209College Spun is expanding.College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over three million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry.We’re looking for one full-time social media manager to add to our staff for our Hoboken, New Jersey (next to NYC) office. Candidates must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have a love for all-things college sports. The social media manager will work closely with the CEO and the editorial team to optimize College Spun’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in the field.Qualifications:You must be entrepreneurially-minded and OBSESSED with college sports.You must have experience at an online publication.You must be well-versed in all forms of social media.You must be creative. We’re looking for someone to bring fresh ideas on how to market College Spun’s product.You must have experience with both photo and video editing.You must not care about a 9-5, Monday-Friday lifestyle. Games are all on nights and weekends.You must be competitive by nature and self-motivated.You must be willing to relocate to the NYC area.Think you’re the perfect candidate? Then we can’t wait to meet you. If that’s not you but you know someone else who is that person, please introduce us.To apply, please email [email protected] with your resume.last_img read more

Ohio State mens gymnastics dominates at Big Ten championships

The OSU men’s gymnastics team poses for a photo after winning the 2016 Big Ten championship. Credit: Luke Swartz | Lantern reporterSt. John Arena played host to the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships over the weekend, and the hosting team stole the show, grabbing the team title among a trove of other accolades.  The No. 3 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team capped off a thrilling Friday night with a team championship, while also boasting two of the events’ top all-around scorers from a pair of Olympic hopefuls, redshirt sophomore Sean Melton and freshman Alec Yoder. Then, the following night, the Buckeyes collected all three of the major end-of-the-year awards and multiple event titles. “I’m glad (the guys) have stuck with the process of what we’re trying to implement, and I think it’s very sweet to get these results,” said OSU coach Rustam Sharipov. “I think it’s a great reward to see them happy and, of course, they make me happy.”OSU, which now owns 13 Big Ten championships, last won the conference title in 2007.  Coincidentally, this marks the first time since that year that the event was hosted by the Buckeyes. A fitting coda to the big weekend came when the Scarlet and Gray had multiple individuals recognized for their successful seasons, including Sharipov, who won the Big Ten Coach of the Year award. Melton received the conference’s gymnast of the year award, while Yoder earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year. The All-Big Ten teams were also announced. Melton and Yoder took home first-team honors, while sophomore Seth Delbridge and senior Alex Johnson received spots on the second team. Johnson was also recognized with the Sportsmanship Award.Melton finished first in three separate events on Friday night, including rings (15.850), floor exercise (15.400) and parallel bars (15.500).  Yoder also put up impressive numbers on the night, finishing second on the pommel horse (15.250), fourth on rings (15.150) and fifth on high bar (14.100).Melton, who is a member of the U.S. Senior National Team, earned the gold medal for his all-around performance, scoring a six-event high score of 89.75 en route to his first Big Ten all-around win. He is the first OSU men’s gymnast to win the all-around title since 2004.  Yoder, meanwhile, finished in second place, putting up a six-event score of 87.55.Despite being recognized for his solo performance, Melton remains focused on the success of the team. “Anything individual is just another plus, but my main goal is the team title,” Melton said. “I’m going to enjoy it and I’m excited about it, but the team title is my No. 1 priority.” In the individual championships, which were held on Saturday, the Buckeyes grabbed three event titles. Melton won the parallel bars (16.175), which is a new school record, and the floor exercise (15.450), while Yoder won on the pommel horse (15.225). OSU also had three second-place finishes, with Melton on the rings (15.100), Delbridge in the vault (13.325) and Johnson on the high bar (14.550).Yoder said he finds pride in the team success and individual accolades while also taking in the emotion of the big stage.“This is surreal, this is something that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time,” Yoder said. “I’m just so proud of this team and (I’m) just amazed with this whole experience.”The Buckeyes are next set to have the benefit of competing on their home floor once again as they host the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships. OSU looks poised for a successful showing after dominating the conference championships, as six of the Big Ten teams it defeated ranked in the top 10 nationally. The event is scheduled to be held April 15 and 16 at St. John Arena. read more

Commentary Do everyone a favor on Saturday Be respectful to Penn State

In many ways, 2011 has been a forgettable year for the Ohio State football program. Tuesday’s announcement by athletic director Gene Smith, Undergraduate Student Government, Block “O” and OSU Sportsmanship Council of an initiative to treat all visiting Penn State fans respectfully for Saturday’s OSU-PSU game stands as a bright spot. Since the December revelation that six OSU football players sold team memorabilia in exchange for improper benefits in the form of tattoos, OSU football and Buckeye Nation has been reeling. Beloved former coach Jim Tressel was forced to resign as part of the fallout from the team’s NCAA violations and the 2010 season, including a 2011 Sugar Bowl victory, was vacated. Ever since, the OSU roster has been a merry-go-round-esque shuffle of suspended and not suspended players. OSU’s football team, its fans and the university itself continue to be the subject of national scrutiny and ridicule. Then a troubling, new scandal was unearthed at Penn State last week. Happy Valley was rocked by its own football program’s misdeeds as former PSU defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing children at a Nittany Lions football facility. PSU’s president for finance and business, Gary Schultz, and athletic director, Tim Curley, were also charged with perjury and failure to report child abuse. University President Graham Spanier resigned in the wake of the charges being made public and Joe Paterno, NCAA Division I’s all-time wins leader and the head coach of PSU football for 46 years, was fired. On the night the PSU Board of Trustees announced Spanier’s resignation and Paterno’s firing, a faction of students rioted in State College, Pa., flipping a TV news truck on College Avenue and harassing police and members of the media. Off-the-field situations like these, particularly the incidents at PSU, put the true significance of a collegiate athletic competition into perspective, and Smith did well to recognize this by encouraging Buckeye Nation to be respectful toward visiting Nittany Lions supporters this weekend. “With the incidents occurring over at Penn State University this past week, we thought it was important that we try and share with our fans this reality that we face by hosting Penn State this weekend,” Smith said at OSU coach Luke Fickell’s Tuesday press conference. “We’re asking all of our Buckeye fans… to continue to show the sportsmanship and class that they represent as we welcome our visitors. “The fans that will come here and the young men that participate in this contest this weekend are coming here as our visitors. We ask that all of our fans continue to demonstrate great respect.” OSU fans should consider themselves lucky that the Tattoo-gate scandal was revealed with only a neutral-site bowl game remaining in its season. By comparison, PSU still had three regular season games to play — two of which are still to be played at Ohio Stadium and at Wisconsin — when news of its scandal broke. PSU could also play two additional games should it qualify for the Big Ten Championship Game and a bowl game after that. “Penn State students love their school just as much as we love ours,” USG President Nick Messenger said at the Tuesday press conference. “It is important to remember the victims of this tragedy, but it is also important to remember that our visitors are not people whom we should direct our anger.” Well said. The potential for Nittany Lions players, coaches and fans to be verbally abused increases exponentially when they leave State College, but OSU fans should be the last to poke fun at a program in suffering. OSU students, faculty and staff have probably heard enough tattoo jokes to last them a lifetime. You remember how that feels — it’s not a good feeling. There’s no reason to make another fanbase feel that way. If you don’t have anything nice to say when you see a Nittany Lions fan on Saturday, do everyone a favor and say nothing. After all, OSU football is not so far removed from its own troubles that Buckeye Nation should feel that it is in a position to judge other football programs. read more