Women’s Basketball Hosts UNI Friday in Blue Out Game Presented by AARP

first_img UNI ESPN3 UNI (15-8, 8-3 MVC) has won five of its past six games since Drake won 88-64 in the first meeting Jan. 18 in Cedar Falls. The Panthers have the second-best scoring defense in the league, holding opponents to 63.0 points. Sophomore Karli Rucker leads the team in scoring at 14.1 points. In the Loyola win, Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) along with Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) each made three three-pointers while Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) each made two. Rhine has made a career-high 16 three-pointers this season while Hittner and Miller rank first and second in three-point percentage in the MVC at 44.3 and 43.4, respectively. Dean is sixth at 39.4 while Bachrodt is 10th at 37.2. No other MVC school has more than two in the top 15 in three-point shooting. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team hosts UNI Friday night in a “Blue Out” game presented by AARP. Tipoff for the in-state contest is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN3 and fans are encouraged to wear blue to “Blue Out” the Knapp Center. UNI Game Notes Story Linkscenter_img Drake Game Notes Live Stats Drake (18-5, 10-1 MVC) is coming off a 2-0 road trip at Valparaiso and Loyola in its only action outside of the Knapp Center this month. The Bulldogs led from start-to-finish in both wins. Drake, which has ranked in the top 10 in assists per game the past five seasons, including leading the nation last year, handed out 59 assists on 68 field goals in the wins. The Bulldogs’ assists per game average of 22.3 ranks only behind No. 1 Baylor (23.5). Following Friday’s game, Drake continues its season long homestand when it hosts Evansville for its annual Pink Game presented by MercyOne Des Moines. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. and it will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Reforms will not pull you back: Supreme Court tells BCCI

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Tuesday told BCCI that reforms will not pull back the board rather structural reforms will help the cricket body in becoming more transparent.”We don’t want to reduce your (BCCI) popularity, we want you to do better. That is why we appointed a committee to suggest structural reforms. You should not apprehend that reforms will pull you back,” a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said.The bench, also pointed out that the board have brought in few reforms suggested by Justice RM Lodha panel.The apex court’s observation came when senior advocate KK Venugopal, appearing for the BCCI, said there was time when playback singer Lata Mangeshkar had to do a concert to raise funds for cricket players.BCCI’s progress “BCCI has grown revenue-wise and is paying 70 per cent of revenue generated through World Cup matches played in India to International Cricket Council (ICC). Several International standard stadiums have been constructed across the country to promote cricketing activity,” Venugopal said.He said Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament has no competitor in the world and is a great success which has projected India worldwide.”It provides opportunity and exposure to the young cricketers of the country to play with foreign players,” Venuopal said while listing the progress of BCCI over the years.He said BCCI has addressed various issues which were recommended by Lodha panel like those related to conflict of interest, appointment of ombudsman and CEO, independent audit of accounts and establishment of an anti-corruption unit.advertisement”We will correct ourselves so that in future there are no allegations and no discrepancies take place,” he said.During the hearing, cricket associations of Puducherry, Chandigarh and former India cricketer Chandu Borde supported the recommendations of Lodha panel for bringing in reforms in the BCCI.The bench, after hearing the arguments, posted the matter for June 30.Advocate Manish Tiwari, appearing for former cricketers including ex-India captain Bishan Singh Bedi and former cricketer Kirti Azad, said there is a need for a CAG nominee in the BCCI as several allegations of misappropriation of funds have been made.He said ministers and government servants who have been holding posts in cricket associations should be removed.”Should the ministers do not discharge their primary public duty which they have voluntered? Should the administration of sports not be taken out of the people of eminence?” Tiwari asked.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

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