Northern California schools to host the Women of Troy

first_imgThe Women of Troy end the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference portion of their schedule this weekend as they travel to the Bay Area for two crucial road matches against No. 8 San Jose State (14-9, 2-4) and No. 2 Stanford (18-1, 4-0).Road trippin’ · USC is ranked No. 3 in the country and will take its six-game winning streak up north to San Jose State and Stanford. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanA sweep on the team’s trip north could put No. 3 USC (17-3, 4-1) in position for a first-place finish in the MPSF as USC tries to extend its six-game winning streak.The weekend starts Friday at 1 p.m. with a clash against San Jose State, which has won seven of its last nine matches.In their season opener, the Women of Troy claimed a 14-6 victory over the Spartans at the Stanford Invitational to extend their all-time record against them to 24-0.The Spartans are led by attacker Dani Curran and utility player Anna Natalizio, who have combined for 88 goals as San Jose’s top scorers.The marquee matchup of the weekend goes down Saturday at 1 p.m., when the Women of Troy travel to Palo Alto to play the No. 2 Cardinal.The two squads matched up earlier this season at the Stanford Invitational on Feb. 4, when the Cardinal eked out an 8-7 win over USC.Stanford’s only loss of the season came in a 5-4 nail-biter to No. 1 UCLA at the UCI Invitational in late February. Since then, Stanford has reeled off seven wins in a row by an average of 9.7 goals.Goalkeeper Kate Baldoni is a force in the cage for Stanford, averaging 9.7 saves per game while allowing only 4.5 goals per game.The Cardinal has a pair of freshman for leading scorers in driver Kiley Neushul with 42 goals and two-meter Ashley Grossman with 37 goals.USC is 24-24 all-time against Stanford and has lost the last five matches in the rivalry, including an 8-4 defeat in the NCAA semifinals last year.Both matches tip off at 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and after this weekend, the Women of Troy get a two-week break before wrapping up the regular season against CSU Bakersfield on April 20.last_img read more

NCAA removes football and men’s basketball from North Carolina’s amended notice of allegations

first_imgAny mention of football and men’s basketball has been removed from North Carolina’s amended notice of allegations from the NCAA. The first notice of allegations mentioned both programs, however, no one in either program or the program itself was accused of wrongdoing.The first notice of allegations was released in May of 2015 and, according to a UNC press release, the university reported new information to the NCAA last August, which is why the allegations notice was revised.“We are carefully reviewing the amended notice of allegations resulting from our joint investigation with the NCAA and will respond with facts and evidence that present a full picture of our case,” said Bubba Cunningham, UNC’s director of athletics said in the release. “The University takes these allegations extremely seriously. We remain committed to cooperating fully with the NCAA while working tirelessly to secure a fair outcome for Carolina.”UNC faces five Level I violations in the amended notice of violations, which is considered the most serious level of violations. Here are the five:1. The first stems from a former women’s basketball academic counselor providing impermissible benefits.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. The second comes from a former student services manager in the African and Afro-American studies department failing to help the NCAA when it requested information related to the potential violations.3. A third allegation resulted from a professor refusing to be interviewed by the NCAA about potential violations despite five requests.4. The NCAA also alleged that there was not enough monitoring of the African and Afro-American studies department, which allegedly ran courses structured as lecture classes as independent studies. The women’s basketball academic counselor accused of providing impermissible benefits in the first allegation was also alleged to not have been monitored properly.5. The first and fourth allegations resulted in a fifth allegation of lack of institutional control.The university also announced in the release that it received the document on Monday and that the university will respond to the NCAA within 90 days of receiving the document, the NCAA’s deadline for a response.This is the fourth NCAA investigation into an Atlantic Coast Conference program in the last five years. Syracuse, Miami, North Carolina and Louisville have all faced investigations. UofL’s men’s basketball team sat out the 2016 postseason after a recruiting sex scandal.UNC Notice of Allegations by Chris Comments Published on April 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonaticenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Live updates for Dodgers vs. Cubs: NLCS Game 3

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Los Angeles Dodgers take a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series on the road tonight against the Chicago Cubs.The game will start at 6 p.m. tonight at Wrigley Field.If you are unable to watch Game 3 or looking for some more insight on the Los Angeles Dodgers follow along below with updates from our reporters at the game.>> Information on starting pitcher and more pre-game detailslast_img