Three members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty have won awards in the 2012 ECCH Case Awards Competition. First presented in 1991, these annual awards aim to recognize worldwide excellence in case writing and raise the profile of the case method of learning.This year’s HBS winners are Thomas D. Casserly Jr. Professor of Business Administration Emeritus Christopher Bartlett for “United Cereal: Lora Brill’s Eurobrand Challenge” (co-authored with Carole Carlson), which won in the Economics, Politics and Business Environment category; Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration John Deighton for “Dove: Evolution of a Brand,” which was recognized in the Marketing category; and Assistant Professor of Business Administration Hanna Halaburda for “One Game to Rule Them All: Lord of the Rings Online and the MMO Market” (co-written with Ivan Nausieda, Robert McKeon, and William Collis) in the Hot Topic competition, which this year focused on social media and change.Read the full announcement.
Deanna Wong (right) is expected to play a key role for the Motolite-Ateneo Lady Eagles. —AUGUST DELA CRUZNow that Motolite-Ateneo has proven it can deal with powerhouses like the Alyssa Valdez-powered Creamline, it’s not a stretch to tag them heavy favorites against struggling Tacloban when both teams clash on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles established a new league order when they stumped the Cool Smashers in Batangas last week.ADVERTISEMENT Hardly in the championship discussion, Motolite-Ateneo snapped Creamline’s six-game winning run with that rousing victory.“When we got to the court, we knew that we were facing Alyssa, that was our biggest motivation because we knew what she is capable of doing,” said Motolite-Ateneo’s veteran middle blocker Bea de Leon. “We have so much respect for her (Valdez) and that reminded us that we needed to be on our toes all the time,” added De Leon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Lady Eagles dismantled the Cool Smashers, 25-18, 25-20, 15-25, 23-25, 15-12, in a match which saw Valdez unload 32 points.That’s bad news for a team drifting along this late in the conference like Tacloban, which will try to muster all it can in the 4 p.m. encounter. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PetroGazz will try to shake off rust after a three-week rest when it tackles Iriga-Navy in the other game set at 6 p.m.The Angels, highly touted at the start of the conference, are at 4-3 after the first round of eliminations. But they will face the surging Lady Oragons, who are on a two-game winning streak for a 3-7 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chicano at the forefront of local hopefuls aiming high in Asian Elite 5150 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
The Nigerian duo of Osayemi Oludamola and Samuel Okon has been disqualified from the Delhi Commonwealth Games and the former was on Tuesday stripped of her 100m gold after both tested positive for a banned stimulant. The B sample test of Oludamola returned positive while Okon, who competed in the men’s 110m hurdles, waived his right for the test of his second sample and after a provisional hearing on Tuesday, it was decided that all their results for the 2010 Commonwealth Games would be nullified.Both the athletes tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant which has hogged the limelight ever since 11 Indian athletes recently tested positive for it.The gold medal for the women’s 100m will now be awarded to Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the silver to Katherine Endacott of England and bronze to Bertille Delphine Atangana of Cameroon.”With the B sample confirming the results of the A sample, the federation court determined that Oludamola had committed an antidoping rule violation and that she be disqualified from the Games and all her competition results at the 2010 Commonwealth Games be nullified,” read a Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) statement.Okon’s disqualification will not have any bearing on the medals for the 110m hurdles event as the Nigerian finished sixth.”The jurisdiction of the CGF relates only to the period of the Games. In accordance with the ADS the documents pertaining to Mr Okon and Ms Oludamola have now been referred to the IAAF for whatever subsequent action it might consider appropriate,” CGF added.advertisementIt was only last month that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had reclassified methylhexaneamine, which was added to the list of prohibited substances from this year, as a specified substance and the sanctions under the category vary from a warning to two years of ineligibility for the athlete.WADA claimed that methylexaneamine was used as a medicine until the early 1970s and is now reappearing in nutritional supplements and cooking oils.CGF chief Mike Fennell suggested that the supplements that the athletes usually use may contain the substance.”We are concerned with the number of incidents that are coming up with the same substance. At this stage, I cannot speak definitively as to where it’s coming from but it appears that it may be coming from the use of supplements.”He asked the athletes to be wary of using the supplements which may be misleading. The Jamaican said “most of these supplements do not assist with what they are expected or promise to do”.
Fenerbahce chasing Watford defender Sebastian Prodlby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford face a battle to keep hold of defender Sebastian Prodl. The Watford Observer says Prodl is a target for Fenerbahce during the January transfer window.The Turkish side are said to be in the market for a new central defender and reports from Turkey claim the Istanbul club are set to offer €1.5million to sign the Austrian defender.Although the 32-year-old has been sidelined with injury, he has struggled for game time under Javi Gracia this season and has played just 13 minutes in the Premier League. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State defensive lineman Nathan Williams will likely miss the remainder of the season, first-year OSU head coach Luke Fickell announced Tuesday. Williams, a senior, has been out of action since injuring his left knee against Akron on Sept. 3 and undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 14. Fickell said Williams will “probably have another surgery” but offered very few details in regard to the situation. “I don’t know much more,” Fickell said. “It looks like (Williams) is done for the season.” Williams led the Buckeyes with 4.5 sacks in 2010. He was also effective dropping into pass coverage last year, tallying three passes defended and recording an interception. In 2011, he was named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s best defensive end. Former OSU head coach John Cooper told The Lantern Tuesday that he feels Williams is possibly the Buckeyes’ best player. “I think we got some really, really bad news today regarding Nate Williams,” Cooper said. “(He), in my opinion, arguably might have been our best football player.” As far as the effect Williams’ absence has had, and will have on the Buckeyes defense, Fickell turned the focus to moving on. “He hasn’t played since the first game,” Fickell said. “It’s a part of the game. Sometimes when you figure out what you’re going with, it might make you better, too. “We’re not going to sit and dwell upon it.” Senior linebacker Tony Jackson said that although the team would obviously want to have Williams back, it must press forward. “We’d like to have him back,” Jackson said. “If he could go, we’d definitely have him in there. But if he can’t go, we’ve got to go on without him. We can’t just stop because we lost one player or something happened. We’ve got to keep moving on.” Under NCAA bylaw 14.2.4, Williams would be able to apply for a hardship waiver, which could grant him an extra year of eligibility. According to the bylaw, a player is eligible to apply if he or she suffers an “incapacitating injury or illness” during the first half of the team’s season, and competes in no more than three games or 30 percent of the team’s games, whichever is greater. OSU will continue play without Williams on Saturday at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30p.m. and will be televised on ABC.
When the Scarlet and Gray teams face off in the Spring Game Saturday, the passing and blocking advantages give the Scarlet Team the edge for securing victory.The coaching staff was divided into Scarlet and Gray teams, which in turn drafted rosters to play against each other Saturday. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman will lead Scarlet along with assistant coaches Everett Withers, Mike Vrabel, and Tim Hinton. Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell will coach Gray, with Kerry Coombs, Ed Warinner, Stan Drayton and Zach Smith assisting him.Braxton Miller, the rising sophomore starting quarterback of the Buckeyes, was drafted to the Scarlet roster. The quarterbacks for the Gray roster will be rising redshirt junior Kenny Guiton and incoming freshman Cardale Jones.As a true freshman, Miller showed his ability to be a dynamic dual-threat quarterback. While Miller had his ups and downs last season, this will be his first opportunity to take the field and show his progression with Herman leading the offense.Guiton had a strong Spring Game performance last season, completing 11 of 21 pass attempts for 167 yards and two touchdowns. That said, he is not the true playmaker that Miller is, and having him gives Scarlet a big advantage in the game.Additionally, the Scarlet team has a much more experienced offensive line. Four of this year’s five expected starters – rising redshirt junior Jack Mewhort, rising redshirt junior Corey Linsley, rising senior Reid Fragel and rising redshirt junior Marcus Hall – are on the Scarlet roster. The Gray roster includes rising junior guard Andrew Norwell, a returning starter from last season, but rising sophomore Antonio Underwood is the only other offensive lineman on their roster with any playing experience.Gray has an edge at the offensive skill positions. The top five returning receivers from last season – rising sophomore wide receiver Devin Smith, rising redshirt senior tight end Jake Stoneburner, rising junior wide receiver Corey Brown, rising redshirt sophomore wide receiver Verlon Reed, and rising senior running back Jordan Hall – are all on the Gray roster. That said, their success as receivers will rely upon Guiton’s ability to pass the ball, and Miller is the much more talented passer. Rising junior running back Carlos Hyde and redshirt junior Chris Fields highlight the skill position talent on the Scarlet roster.Scarlet is also loaded with much of OSU’s top defensive talent.The roster is led by rising junior defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, a massive, athletic defensive tackle who emerged as a star last season with 10 tackles for loss. Their roster also features possibly the most talented linebacker on the roster, rising sophomore Ryan Shazier, who played tremendously when he earned time in the starting lineup late last season. The Scarlet roster also features three of last year’s four starters from the secondary: rising redshirt junior safety C.J. Barnett, junior safety Christian Bryant and rising senior cornerback Travis Howard.Rising senior defensive end John Simon, who was a third-team AP All-American last season, will lead the Gray defense up front. Rising redshirt junior Adam Bellamy and rising redshirt senior Garrett Goebel are returning starters on the Gray defensive line, and the wild card for them up front could be senior Nathan Williams, a talented pass-rusher who missed the entire 2011 season with injury.However, while Gray might have an edge in comparing defensive lines, Scarlet has the edge among linebackers and defensive backs. The Gray roster only has two returning starters among the defensive back seven: rising redshirt senior linebacker Etienne Sabino and rising redshirt sophomore Bradley Roby.Additionally, the Scarlet roster will have a clear edge in kicking field goals with rising junior Drew Basil. Rising senior punter Ben Buchanan will give Gray an edge in the field position battle, but Miller showed last season that he has the ability to drive the team to points from poor field position.As OSU is still learning the offense, I expect their defensive talent to have the better success in this game. That said, I expect Miller to lead the Scarlet offense to more breakthroughs, and therefore a Spring Game victory.Score Prediction: Scarlet 20, Gray 14
Hensley climbing the record bookMegan Hensley has entered Louisville’s top career list in several categories.• Tied for first for grand slams with four, along with Lacy Wood (2003-06).• Fifth with eight career saves and needs one more to tie for fourth with Tori Collins (2009-12).• Seventh in career appearances (94). Tori Collins (2009-12) stands sixth at 142.• Seventh in career games started in the circle (66). Carlisa Connell (2011-14) is sixth with 98.• Tied for seventh in games finished (32), needs four more to tied Tori Collins (2009-12) for sixth.• Seventh in career innings pitched (436.0). Caralisa Connell is sixth with 608.0.• Eighth career wins (41), needs one more to move into a tie for seventh with Aja Sherman (2002-05).• Ninth in career strikeouts (281), needs one more to tie Tara McClure (2000-01) for eighth.• Ninth in career complete games (27). Needs five more to move into a tie for eight with Tara McClure (2000-01).• Tied for tenth in career home runs with 25 – needs one more to move into a tie for ninth with Maryssa Becker (2014-17). Cal State FullertonSeries Record: Louisville leads 2-0Last Meeting: February 25, 2017 – Louisville came back from behind to beat Cal State Fullerton 4-2 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. Megan Hensley picked up the win, striking out six over five innings.Scouting the Titans: Cal State Fullerton finished their 2018 campaign with a 35-25 record and 18-3 Big West Conference record. The Titans return six of their eight 2018 all-conference selections. 2018 all-freshman selection Deshea Hill posted the second-most hits in 2018 with 53. From the circle, Sophie Frost led the Titans in wins with 9 and team-best 2.23 ERA in 2018. The Aprile EraThis year marks the first season under new head coach Holly Aprile following the retirement of Sandy Pearsall, who began the program in 2000. Aprile becomes only the second head coach in Louisville softball history.• Prior to her arrival at Louisville, Aprile, 2018 ACC Coach of the Year spent 10 seasons (2009-18) as Pittsburgh’s head coach and five years (2004-08) as an assistant. In 2018, she earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to the 2018 ACC Coastal Division title and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament. Funke slides into single season top 10 in 2018Celene Funke went 17-for-19 in stolen bases to lead the Cardinals in 2018. The speedy outfielder recently entered Louisville’s top 10 list for stolen bases in a single season joining Kristin Austin in a tie for ninth. She needs one more to move into a three-way tie for seventh along with Jennifer Esteban and Audrey Rendon. Coleen Coughlin owns the school record with 28 stolen bases in 2000. Cards on the airAt the start of the 2019 season, the Cardinals will have 25 games televised nationally including one contest on ESPNU. The television slate feature all of the Cardinals’ 19 home games.• All 12 ACC institutions sponsoring softball will be featured multiple times throughout the season, with more than 220 games streaming on ACC Network Extra, Watch ESPN and the ESPN App. ESPN’s broadcast schedule will include more than 650 college softball games.• The Cardinals will appear on ESPN’s ACC Monday on 6 for the third game of its ACC matchup against 2018 national champion and preseason ACC favorite Florida State. Individual Notes• Seniors Megan Hensley and Sidney Melton were selected to the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Team.• Among the returners are National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region selections junior Caitlin Ferguson and Hensley as well as all-ACC honoree Melton and sophomore Maddy Newman, who earned 2018 all-ACC freshman team honors. Junior Celene Funke also returns after leading the team with a .355 batting average along with sophomore Danielle Watson who posted 14 wins in the circle during her freshman campaign. Tournament Central Click here for the Titan Classic Tournament Central NorthwesternSeries Record: Louisville leads 5-2Last Meeting: February 16, 2018 – The Cardinals defeated the Wildcats 7-6 in eight innings and 3-2 in the opening doubleheader of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Raleigh, N.C. Megan Hensley and Danielle Watson each picked up a win while Caitlin Ferguson went 3-5 with two RBI’s.Scouting the Wildcats: 38-19 14-8 in Big Ten, culminating with a Runner-up finish in the Big Ten tournament and trip to the Athens Regional in the NCAA tournament. Sophomore Rachel Lewis, a NFCA All-American in 2018, was named to the Player of the Year watchlist prior to the start of the 2019 season. Lewis compiled a .351 batting average with 60 hits and team-best 59 runs during her freshman campaign. In the circle, sophomore returner Kenna Wilkey led Northwestern with a record of 20-7 and 3.51 ERA. Ticket Information On Friday, February 9, UofL will take on Idaho State at 4 p.m. (ET) in its season opener followed by a matchup with host Cal State Fullerton at 8:30 p.m. Tournament action will continue on Saturday when the Cards face Buffalo at 1 p.m. and Northwestern at 3:30 p.m. Louisville will wrap up the weekend with a Sunday matchup against Utah State at 12:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). The University of Louisville softball team will open the 2019 season, and its first under head coach Holly Aprile this weekend when the Cardinals travel to Fullerton, Calif., for the Titan Classic. Back to CaliThe trip to the West Coast will mark a homecoming of sorts for some of the Cardinals’ travel party. Sophomore Kyra Snyder hails from Lake Forest, Calif., while freshman Rebecca Chung is from Torrance.• Additionally, assistant coach Ashley Lane is a native of Escondido, Calif. Ticket InformationSingle Day Pass – Ticket is good for ALL games on the date listed on the ticketFebruary 7 – Day 1 – Adult: $9 / Senior: $8 / Youth: $6February 8 – Day 2 – Adult: $12 / Senior: $10 / Youth: $8February 9 – Day 3 – Adult: $12 / Senior: $10 / Youth: $8February 10 – Day 4 – Adult: $10 / Senior: $8 / Youth: $6Click here to purchase advance tickets. Melton among Louisville’s career leaders in stolen basesIn 2018, Sidney Melton was a perfect 15-for-15 in stolen bases and improved her career total to 33 to move into tenth place on Louisville’s all-time list, needing two more to tie Kenzie Meisenburg (2001-02) for ninth.• Last year, the speedy infielder led the team with 45 runs and moved into a five-way tie for ninth place among the all-time single season leaders. Ferguson, Hensley earn 2018 NFCA All-Southeast Region HonorsCaitlin Ferguson and Megan Hensley earned 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Southeast Region honors. Ferguson was named to the second team while Hensley garnered third team honors.• Ferguson (Versailles, Ky.) was named to the second team as a utility player after starting 49 games and splitting time between third base, short stop, right field and first base. She stood second on the team with 40 RBIs, four home runs and 10 doubles and scored 31 runs on the season while finishing the year with a .317 batting average. She and Hensley were tied with a team-best 12 multiple RBI games. • This marked the second NFCA All-Southeast Region selection for Hensley who was named to the second team in 2016. The Ashland, Ky., native also earned 2018 All-ACC first team honors season after leading the Cardinals with 49 RBIs, nine home runs and standing second on the team with a .355 batting average. The utility player/pitcher registered a 17-8 record in the circle with 138 strikeouts in 184.0 innings and collected ACC Pitcher of the Week, NFCA, USA Softball and espnW Player of the Week honors on May 1. BuffaloSeries Record: Louisville leads 1-0Last Meeting: February 3, 2013 – The Cardinals won the only matchup in school history against Buffalo in a 9-3 win at Ulmer Stadium. Junior Katie Keller led the Cardinals with a two for three outing including a walk and three runs batted in. Fellow Junior Caralisa Connell pitched four strong innings while striking out six batters and only giving up two hits.Scouting the Bulls: Buffalo is coming off a 16-31 record and a 7-16 mark in Mid-American Conference play in 2018. The Bulls will be led by Anna Aguon who was named to the All-MAC first team and All-MAC Freshman team last season and Jenelle Martinez, an All-MAC second team selection in 2018. The road aheadThe Cardinals are embarking on a tough 2019 schedule which includes a total of 17 games against teams that qualified for the 2018 NCAA Tournament – including national champion Florida State. UofL will also face five opponents ranked among the preseason top 25 and four receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA polls.• Louisville’s preseason-ranked opponents include No. 1/3 Florida State, No. 8/8 Tennessee, No. 13/15 Kentucky, No. 17/17 Auburn and No. 19/14 Michigan. Notre Dame, Northwestern, Cal State Fullerton and Missouri are all receiving votes. Story Links Louisville celebrates 20th SeasonThe 2019 campaign marks the University of Louisville softball program’s 20th season. In two decades of softball UofL has compiled a 718-371 (.659) record with six conference championships, 13 NCAA regional appearances and four regional finals. Louisville picked to finish fourth in ACCThe Cardinals were picked to finish fifth overall and third in the Atlantic Division. In the team preseason poll, reigning national champion Florida State was unanimously selected to win its sixth-straight ACC regular season title. Notre Dame, North Carolina and Pitt respectively filled out the top five ahead of the Cardinals, who are coming off of a 33-20 campaign and a 10-12 mark in conference play.• In the Atlantic Division preseason standings, Louisville was picked to finish third behind Florida State and Notre Dame. Syracuse, Boston College and NC State round out the division. Cards against the fieldIdaho StateSeries Record: First meetingScouting the Bengals: Idaho State finished 13-34 in 2018, compiling an 8-13 record in the Big Sky Conference. The Bengals return Genesis Zamora, a 2018 Big Sky Conference honorable mention, and junior Emma Bordenkecher who led the team in hits with 38 and in doubles with 10. Mariah Mulcahy returns for her senior season after leading the Bengals in wins in 2018 with eight. UL Game Notes Titan Classic Season opening successThis weekend, Louisville will open the 2019 campaign at the Titan Classic in Fullerton, Calif. UofL is 16-3 in home openers in the history of the program and has a 16-16 record in the state of California. Utah StateSeries Record: First meetingScouting the Aggies: The Aggies are coming off of a 18-34 season and a 7-17 mark in Mountain West play in 2018. The young roster will be led by Delaney Hull, who achieved All-Mountain West honors, junior college transfer Ryann Holmes who was named a NJCAA Third Team All-American, and junior college transfer Erin Kuba who was named a NJCAA Division I All-American in 2018. 2019 Louisville Softball Quick Hits• The 2019 campaign marks Louisville’s 20th season as a program and first under new head coach Holly Aprile’s tutelage.• The Cardinals were picked to finish third in the ACC’s Atlantic Division and fifth overall as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches.• UofL is receiving votes (No. 35) in the USA Softball Preseason Coaches’ poll.• Louisville returns 14 letterwinners and six starters as well as five pitchers. Louisville also welcomes the addition of six freshmen to the 2019 roster.• The Cardinals finished the season with a 33-20 overall record and reached the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship before falling 7-4 to eventual national champion Florida State. 2019 PRESEASON ACC COACHES POLL1) Florida State (121 points, 11 first-place votes)2) Notre Dame (102 points)3) North Carolina (95 points)4) Pitt (88 points)5) Louisville (75 points)6) Duke (69 points)7) Georgia Tech (55 points)8) Syracuse (51 points)9) Boston College (47 points)10) Virginia Tech (41 points, 1 first-place vote)11) NC State (29 points)12) Virginia (19 points)Atlantic Division Coastal Division1) Florida State 1) North Carolina2) Notre Dame 2) Pitt3) Louisville 3) Duke4) Syracuse 4) Georgia Tech5) Boston College 5) Virginia Tech6) NC State 6) Virginia Hitting for average The Cardinals led the ACC with a .302 team batting average and feature eight players batting over .300 on the season in 2018. Celene Funke paced the team with a .356 average, while Hensley was right behind her at .355. Sidney Melton turned in a .329 while Madison Cousinea registered a .323 mark. Caitlin Ferguson (.317) and Maddy Newman (.315) round out the top returners. Fans may follow each game through live scoring while Louisville’s contest against Buffalo will feature radio play-by-play. Click here for the link Print Friendly Version