Men’s basketball: Celebration send off to be held Wednesday at Kohl Center

first_imgBefore the Wisconsin men’s basketball team begins its trip to Indianapolis for the Final Four, fans will have the chance to see the Badgers off.The Athletic Department has encouraged fans to line the streets as a team bus takes the team to Dane County Regional Airport, where Wisconsin will then fly to Indianapolis.The bus will travel north on Lake Street, down State Street, around Capital Square and finally down East Washington Avenue to the airport.Before that, there will be a free celebration sendoff at the Kohl Center from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.The Badgers start practicing in Indianapolis on Thursday and Friday before taking on Kentucky Saturday at 7:49 p.m.last_img read more

Brazil Coach Picks out Iwobi as ‘Dangerous’ Eagle

first_imgAlex Iwobi   The South Americans set to test might against Senegal thursdayDuro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportsBrazil’s Assistant Coach Cleber Xavier has picked out Alex Iwobi as the most dangerous player in the current Super Eagles expected to take on the South Americans in Singapore on Sunday. Speaking ahead of the Brazil versus Nigeria international friendly scheduled to hold on Sunday in Singapore, Xavier said yesterday that the Everton man plays more of an inside role as a second striker.“At Nigeria, Iwobi plays more of an inside role as a second striker than at Everton,” stressed Xavier.“He is the link in the counter attack, drags opponents out of position and infiltrates well in the box.“Nigeria defend less than Senegal Africa’s topmost team. The Senegalese are more about positioning with (Idris) Gueye marking strongly,” Xavier told BBC yesterday.Brazil will play the Teranga Lions of Senegal today before taking on Nigeria’s Super Eagles for just the second time as part of a friendly double-header against African opposition in SingaporeNigeria’s only previous meeting with the Selecao also came in 2003, when goals from Gil, Luis Fabiano and Adriano Leite resulted in a 0-3 defeat for the Super Eagles in Abuja.On today’s clash with Senegal, Xavier admitted that the Selecao are expecting a stern test when the five-times world champions file out against the Teranga Lions this evening.“Senegal is a very well trained and strong team,” Xavier noted yesterday evening.“They (Senegal) conceded few goals during the Africa Cup of Nations with interesting players like Sadio Mane and Idrissa Gueye.“Ismaila Sarr on the wing is a player of individual actions and in the centre M’Baye Niang plays as a pivot, a support player for Sarr and Mane to feed off.“It is a direct team that seeks Mane with the long ball, a transition from defence to attack geared around him. It is a demanding team.”Cameroon are the only African side ever to have beaten Brazil, a 1-0 victory in the 2003 Confederations Cup.Fresh from winning this year’s Copa America, Brazil plan to use the games to plan for the start of World Cup qualification which starts in March.“These two friendlies and the two November friendlies will allow us to test new players and to adjust and tweak some tactical details in attack and defense,” explained Xavier.“We did this in the preparation for the Copa America. We succeeded in the objective of winning and did so unbeaten. Every time the qualifiers become more difficult. It is a very hard competition. Last time we qualified with four rounds to go, which was a great achievement.”INT’L FRIENDLIESBrazil v Senegal (1.00pm)Thailand v Congo (1.00pm)Gabon v B’Faso (4.00pm)Algeria v DR Congo (8.45pm)Venezuela v Bolivia (11.00pm)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

DHD4 confirms first case of coronavirus in Presque Isle County

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — District Health Department Number Four is now reporting the first case of coronavirus in Presque Isle County.The Health Department has quickly begun working with the adult female patient. She is now in isolation and recovering in an undisclosed residence. Medical Director for DHD4, Josh Meyerson, says they are hoping the patient has a full recovery. He also says the area is experiencing evidence of community spread, and adhering to prevention strategies is more important than ever.Meyerson reminds everyone to clean their hands often, avoid contact with others, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and disinfect frequently used surfaces.The Department is advising everyone who has symptoms to act as if they do have the disease, even if they are not diagnosed. Also if you are venturing out to pick up critical supplies, please limit trips to one person in the household.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: coronavirus, DHD4, district health department #4, presque isleContinue ReadingPrevious Healthcare coverage available to unemployed or underemployed MichigandersNext State health department reports nearly 19,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19last_img read more