Will Bád Eddie be enshrined in stainless steel forever?

first_imgThe community of Gaoth Dobhair is being invited to have their say on the future of the iconic shipwreck ‘Bád Eddie’, which is decaying rapidly on the beach at Magheraclogher.A public meeting will take place in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair, this Monday 30th September at 8pm to discuss proposals for the famous Donegal landmark which first washed up in the 1970s and which has remained on the beach ever since.The famous wreck has featured in music videos – most notably the video ‘In a Lifetime’ by Clannad and BONO – and appeared in Vogue magazine. But the structure has become so unsafe that it now poses a risk to the public.Bad Eddie, Gaoth DobhairDonegal TD Pearse Doherty is putting forward plans to have the wreckage removed and replaced by a full-size replica steel sculpture.It is anticipated that Monday’s meeting will give the public the opportunity to voice their opinions on this suggestion and other ideas.Deputy Doherty said: “As many people will be aware, the vessel has laid on the strand at Magherclogher since the 1970s following a storm which saw the boat run aground where its wooden remains have been left rotting ever since. “While the vessel has become a well known and much loved tourist attraction over the years, even having appeared in a number of famous music videos as well in publications and brochures promoting the county, it’s unfortunately the case the rate of decay has accelerated significantly to the point that the boat has become unsafe and now poses a risk to the public.“A few years ago, my colleague Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh had been in contact with both the local authority and the Office of Public Works in a bid to clarify the status of the wreck as well as to make efforts to have the structure made safe and preserved.“Notwithstanding this, it’s believed that the boat is now beyond salvaging with many now holding the view that something needs to be done to make the location safe for beach goers.“Similarly, there is wide spread consensus locally that – if it is to be removed – then a new structure or other monument should be installed in its place which would act as both a fitting tribute to the boat as well as something which in time could become a potential tourist attraction for the area.”Deputy Doherty continued: “This is why over the last number of months, I have been working closely with Donegal sculptor John McCarron on a proposal for the site which includes a plan to create a replica full-size stainless steel sculpture of Bád Eddie and have it erected on the strand at Magheraclogher where Bád Eddie now sits. “Of course, while this is a proposal for the boat which I have been working on and which I hope to present at next week’s public meeting, it is simply one of a number of suggestions being floated as I’m sure other people may have different or alternative proposals and these too need to be considered.“Needless to say Bád Eddie is an iconic part of this county’s heritage and it holds a special place in the hearts of many people locally and indeed around the world having featured in countless wedding photos, family albums and in other materials down through the years.”Sculptor John McCarron will be in attendance at Monday’s meeting in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair, and it is hoped that as many people as possible will and have their say on how they believe Bád Eddie should be re-imagined.Will Bád Eddie be enshrined in stainless steel forever? was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bad Eddielast_img read more

Five South Africans honoured in world rugby

first_img22 September 2015Five of South Africa’s rugby legends have been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Springbok legends Naas Botha, Danie Gerber, Hennie Muller, Morne du Plessis and Joost van der Westhuizen were honoured at a special presentation held in the Spirit of Rugby Lounge at Wembly Stadium in London, England.The newest group of 25 players were being honoured for shaping the image of rugby and inspiring generations of fans. Between them they have three centuries of playing time and includes eighteen national team captains. The “voice of rugby”, commentator Bill McLaren and coaching guru Carwyn James were the only two not honoured for playing careers.To be eligible for induction into the Rugby Hall of Fame this years class – 7 Welshmen, 5 South Africans, 3 Englishmen, Scots and Irish and a pair of Wallabies and Frenchmen – had to follow certain criteria.– Retired from playing and coaching international Rugby for at least three years– Made an outstanding contribution to the Game of Rugby– Demonstrated Rugby’s core values are Passion, Integrity, Solidarity, Discipline and Respect both on and off the field.Joost van der Westhuizen was inducted into the Hall in 2007 in recognition of his playing career. Voted the greatest scrum half to have appeared at the Rugby World Cup – 1995, 1999 and 2003 – and remains the only Springbok to have captained both the 15 man national team and the Sevens.His 2015 induction recognizes the courage he has shown since being diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2011. As the Hall of Fame site states, “Earlier this year a wheelchair-bound Van der Westhuizen defied the debilitating effects of the disease to revisit Ellis Park in Johannesburg to attend the 20th anniversary celebration of South Africa’s RWC 1995 win against the All Blacks, arguably his – and his country’s – finest hour.”Handing over the framed to those being honoured, or family members, World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset explained that the Hall honoured those who had left an indelible mark on the game of rugby.They were all real legends who had shaped the image of rugby and inspired generations of fans. These men had contributed to the enjoyment fans experienced, “through feats on the field of play, displays of great character or through their tireless and inspirational work in driving forward our great game.Chris Rea and Pablo Mamone, who form the World Rugby Hall of Fame panel along with Henri Garcia, Nigel Starmer-Smith and secretary Chris Thau, were also in attendance in this special presentation held ahead of the eagerly-awaited RWC 2015 Pool C match between New Zealand and Argentina.The full list of inductees into the World Rugby Hall of Fame (in alphabetical order) is:Phil Bennett (Wales), Naas Botha (South Africa), Gordon Brown (Scotland), Marcel Communeau (France), Gerald Davies (Wales), Mervyn Davies (Wales), Danie Gerber (South Africa), Tim Horan (Australia), Andy Irvine (Scotland), Carwyn James (Wales), Barry John (Wales), Tom Kiernan (Ireland), Gwyn Nicholls (Wales), Basil Maclear (Ireland), Bill McLaren (Scotland), Edgar Mobbs (England), Hennie Muller (South Africa), Morne du Plessis (South Africa), Ronald Poulton-Palmer (England), Tom Richards (Australia), Jean-Pierre Rives (France), Fergus Slattery (Ireland), Wavell Wakefield (England), Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa) and John Lewis Williams (Wales).Watch the Samoan rugby team honouring Joost Van der Westhuizen with a hymn Fa’afetai i le atua (Thank you, God, our Creator) sung in Brighton, England:For more information on the Hall of Fame visit, the site here.Source: News24 Wirelast_img read more

UAAP Final Four: UST Tigresses go where Cherry Rondina takes them

first_imgUST last won the championship in Season 72 when it swept the men’s and women’s crown. Now after staying in the shadows of Ateneo and La Salle the last decade, the Tigresses are once again in the championship conversation.Despite losing heavy scoring sophomore Milena Alessandrini early in the season, UST has evolved into a formidable unit hinged on Rondina and rookies like Laure, MaFe Galanza, Ysa Jimenez, Janel Delerio and KC Galdones.“Nothing is impossible if you go all out and do the handwork,” said Rondina.Presently lodged at 3rd spot, UST can even take the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat privilege that comes with it. That’s if it wins its last game, against National University, and La Salle loses both its remaining two matches.At any rate, it’s not going to be a walk in the park for the Tigresses on their way to promise land.ADVERTISEMENT On her last playing year, the many-time beach volleyball MVP said it’s not enough that UST made the Final Four — its first in three seasons. It’s about time the Tigresses finally embody their newest battle cry: #KamiNaman.“My dream is to reach the championship,” said Rondina in Filipino. “So we need to have that mindset. I want to tell the new players, ‘Are you with me?’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThere is no doubt Rondina wanted it more, she was the top scorer in the UAAP women’s volleyball after first round with 17.4 points per game, followed by her rookie teammate Eya Laure (16.7).But individual milestone is no longer Rondina’s concern at the moment because “what I want right now is the big trophy.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Fognini stuns Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final And Rondina is very much aware of it, saying that if all else fails, “I hope they give me a good exit.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles UST Golden Tigresses’ Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The hardest working player across the board has got some choice words for her University of Santo Tomas teammates: “Are you with me?”After drilling in 21 points in UST’s impressive win over Far Eastern University (25-23, 25-18, 25-23), the 22-year-old Cebuana said she wanted the Tigresses to reach new heights.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

10 months agoSevilla ready bid for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sevilla ready bid for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morataby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla are ready to bid for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.The Mirror says Sevilla sporting director Joaquin Caparros has sounded out Morata’s representatives and they are trying to persuade Chelsea to do a deal this month.The Spanish club are offering a loan deal worth £5m until the summer when they will pay £35m plus add-ons for the Spain international.Morata has become disillusioned at Chelsea after falling out of favour with Maurizio Sarri.But Chelsea are still reluctant to let Morata go without strengthening their own squad first. last_img

a month ago​Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matip

first_img​Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matipby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk singled out his Reds colleague Joel Matip for praise.The Netherlands and Reds centre-back was up for the FIFA Best Player award.Despite losing out to Lionel Messi, Van Dijk was honoured to be among the final three.And he believes that playing next to a player of Matip’s quality certainly helps him show his best qualities.He said to his club’s official website: “We call him Matop because he was that good yesterday!”We need everyone, that’s the message everyone knows in the team. Yesterday he was outstanding, as were all the players. It was a massive win. We do it all together.”In this vote, the country plays a part as well and I’m very proud that things have been going well at Liverpool and in our country things have been going in the right direction too.”We have to all keep it going, that’s the only way forward.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

4 days agoArsenal boss Emery fumes over Sokratis penalty call: Where was VAR?

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery fumes over Sokratis penalty call: Where was VAR?by Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery believes Arsenal were robbed of a clear penalty against Sheffield United on Monday night. The Blades won the match 1-0 thanks to a first-half strike from Lys Mousset.But Emery says the Gunners were unlucky not to have a chance to equalise from the penalty spot after Sokratis was fouled in the box.He told Sky Sports: “The scorer was with our goalkeeper and we had three players free to attack the ball. They gave us a key moment – the goal and another one when we should have had a clear penalty on Sokratis.”Bukayo Saka drives forward but I do not know if it was a penalty. It is a hard action for a yellow card. With VAR, the foul on Sokratis should have been reviewed. it was clear but we have to accept it.” last_img read more

Seven stories in the news for today July 25

first_imgSeven stories in the news for Tuesday, July 25———HORGAN, TRUDEAU TO MEET FOR FIRST TIMEThe debate around the planned TransMountain pipeline expansion in British Columbia could intensify today when Prime Minister Trudeau meets new B.C. Premier John Horgan for the first time. The two have sidestepped the issue in official communications thus far, including a news release from Horgan on Monday where he said he intends to discuss the opioid crisis, B.C.’s wildfire emergency and the softwood lumber dispute with Trudeau. But there is little time if Horgan wants to stop the project as Kinder Morgan said just last week that construction is on schedule to begin in September.———B.C. TOWNS PREPARE TO WELCOME BACK WILDFIRE EVACUEESThe mayor of Williams Lake, B.C., says the city is ready to welcome thousands of residents home, as soon as fire officials give the okay. About 10,000 residents of the Interior city were forced to leave more than a week ago when several wildfires threatened to cut highway access. About 20,000 people across the province remained displaced by wildfires yesterday.———WETTLAUFER FACES NURSES’ COLLEGE HEARINGA convicted serial killing nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care faces a professional college disciplinary hearing today. The College of Nurses of Ontario alleges Elizabeth Wettlaufer committed professional misconduct when she overdosed 14 patients with the intent to harm or kill them. A college spokeswoman says Wettlaufer is not expected to appear before the discipline panel, which is could make their decision by the end of the day.———TWO EX-BISHOPS FOUND GUILTY OF POLYGAMYA former bishop of a religious community in southeastern B.C. is making no apologies after he was found guilty of practising polygamy. A judge said Monday that evidence proves both Winston Blackmore and his co-defendant, James Oler, were practising members of a breakaway Mormon sect that believes in plural marriage. Blackmore legally married one woman, then took 24 other wives in so-called celestial marriages, and Oler had five wives.———ONTARIO CONSIDERS DISCLOSING PHARMA PAYMENTS TO DOCSOntario is considering a first-in-Canada policy that would see the payments private drug companies make to doctors made public. The province is consulting with several groups about the regulations that govern such payments. Payments from pharmaceutical companies to health care providers can raise concerns about conflicts of interest in the prescribing and promotion of certain drugs.———ALLEGED COMPASSION-KILLING CASE RESUMES IN QUEBECA preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin today for a Montreal man charged with murdering his wife in a suspected compassion killing. Michel Cadotte, who is in his mid-50s, was charged in February with second-degree murder, one day after Jocelyne Lizotte was discovered in cardiac arrest at a long-term care facility. Cadotte was granted bail earlier this month.———DEAL REACHED TO SAVE PUT BULLS FROM DEATH ROWEighteen alleged fighting dogs have been taken off death row in Ontario after a months-long negotiation to save their lives. A judge in a Chatham, Ont., court has ordered the dogs’ owners to surrender ownership in a deal that will see the banned dogs sent to a rehabilitation centre in Florida. The Ontario Society for the Cruelty to Animals had initially applied to euthanize 21 dogs that were deemed incapable of rehabilitation.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Finance Minister Bill Morneau will speak to the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce.— UCP leadership candidate Brian Jean will hold news conference to announce his vision to create a new Alberta Advantage.— CN Rail will release its second-quarter results.— The Toronto International Film Festival will announce its first slate of titles.last_img read more

President Obama Announces Groundbreaking Effort To Bring eBooks To Children In Need

first_imgThrough a new White House-led initiative, First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, is helping connect children in need across the country with access to thousands of e-books.The initiative, announced by President Obama at the Anacostia Library in Washington, is part of a broad effort to ignite kids’ love of reading by improving access to digital content and public libraries.Through the initiative, called Open eBooks, major publishers are providing $250 million worth of e-books to children from low-income families for free, including 10,000 of their most popular titles. The books will be accessible through an Open eBooks app, currently being developed by the New York Public Library, the Digital Public Library of America and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Together, the organizations will curate and deliver the e-books to programs and classrooms serving low-income students.The app and all the e-books will be made available to programs and classrooms serving children in need through First Book. Anyone working in the lives of children in need is urged to sign up with First Book at www.firstbook.org/register.“This historic partnership recognizes the need to increase access to books – in all their forms – to children growing up in low-income families,” said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. “Access to books is critical for children to develop their reading skills, yet books are scarce for millions of our children. First Book works directly with hundreds of thousands of educators and community programs serving children in need, and we are eager to help connect them and others with these digital resources to spread the joy of reading.”Commitments from publishers include: • Macmillan: Providing unlimited access to all of the K-12 age-appropriate titles in their title catalog of approximately 2,500 books. • Simon & Schuster: Providing access to their entire e-catalog of books for children ages four to 14, comprised of 3,000 titles. • Penguin Random House: Committing to provide an extensive offering of their popular and award-winning books. • Hachette: Offering participating students access to a robust catalogue of their popular and award-winning titles. • Candlewick: Providing unlimited access to all relevant children’s and young-adult e-book titles in their catalog. • Bloomsbury: Providing unlimited access to over 1,000 of its most popular titles. • Lee & Low: The leading independent publisher of multicultural books is providing unlimited access to over 700 of its titles. • Cricket Media: Offering full digital access to all of its market-leading magazines for children and young adults, including Ladybug and Cricket. • HarperCollins: Providing a robust selection of their award-winning and popular titles.Additionally, the participation of the partnering organizations and libraries includes: • First Book: Will connect its growing national network of 175,000 classrooms and programs serving children in need with access to the Open eBook app, as well as work to bring new programs into the network. • The Institute of Museum and Library Services: Investing $5 million to support the development of the e-reader app and tools and services to help the public more easily access e-books and other digital content. • The Digital Public Library of America: Their network of librarians will volunteer with the New York Public Library to help make sure popular books reach the most appropriate audience. DPLA, in conjunction with Recovering the Classics, is also adding age-appropriate public domain titles whose text and cover art have been redesigned by leading graphic designers and artists. • New York Public Library: Developing a cutting-edge e-reader app and working with industry and technology leaders to improve the experience for students.In addition to Open eBooks, the President also announced a complementary effort, the ConnectED Library Challenge, with more than 30 communities making a commitment to put a library card into every student’s hand so they can access the programs, learning resources and books available at public libraries.last_img read more

Ohio State softball leaves Wisconsin with a win loss and tie

OSU redshirt junior outfielder Alex Bayne swings at a pitch.Credit: Courtesy of OSUDespite opening up Big Ten play with a sweep last weekend, the Ohio State softball team (19-8-1, 4-1-1) was unable to keep those dominant ways going, splitting its weekend series at Wisconsin (18-14-1, 3-2-1). Both the Buckeyes and the Badgers earned a win, while the final game Sunday was left in a tie.Offensively, sophomore Taylor White led the Buckeyes, going 7-for-10. The outfielder combined with redshirt senior Maddy McIntyre, redshirt junior Alex Bayne and junior Alex Kirk to deliver home runs. Bayne, who played the weekend in right field, now has 12 homers on the year, which is triple her 2015 total.Game 1The Badgers snapped the Buckeyes’ six-game winning streak in a tight 6-5 contest on Friday. Both teams were scoreless through the fourth inning due to the solid pitching from junior Shelby Hursh, who struck out six, and Wisconsin junior Kirsten Stevens.OSU jumped ahead in a big way in the top of the fifth after hits from Kirk and White, followed by sophomore Becca Gavin’s walk, sent Stevens and the Wisconsin defense into a bases-loaded situation. McIntyre came up big last weekend with a walk-off home run against Maryland, and she followed that up with another statement, blasting a grand slam to give the Buckeyes the lead.Wisconsin got on board after Hursh walked in the first run, which prompted freshman Morgan Ray, who earned the loss, to step in the circle for the remainder of the game. The Badgers then added two more in the bottom of the sixth after a series of infield singles and a walk moved runners around the bases.The slim 4-3 lead inspired OSU to push its lead to two following senior catcher Cammi Prantl’s RBI single to right field. Earlier in the inning, freshman Bri Betschel entered the game to pinch hit, and her sacrifice bunt brought Gavin into scoring position for Prantl.But the Buckeyes could not maintain their grasp on the lead as the Badgers headed to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore first baseman Samantha Arents jumpstarted the late rally with a deep double, and senior left fielder Katie Christner drew a walk to keep Wisconsin’s streak alive. Freshman Melanie Cross ended OSU’s hope for a win with her walk-off, three-run homer, putting OSU on the other side of the dramatic ending after last weekend.Game 2After cold temperatures left Saturday’s game postponed until the following day, OSU bounced back with a tight 10-8 victory in Sunday’s first matchup. Junior Lena Springer, who only saw one inning of action last weekend against Maryland, got the start in the circle but did not strike out a single Wisconsin batter in her four innings pitched.Both the Buckeyes and Badgers went scoreless in the first inning after leaving runners stranded in scoring position. After a quiet Friday, Bayne sent a two-RBI single through the left side after White, freshman second baseman Emily Clark and Gavin ignited the offense with a trio of singles in the second inning.Wisconsin brought in a run of its own in the bottom of the frame after Springer hit two batters and a string of infield groundouts moved the runners around the bases. OSU’s defense got out of a bases-loaded jam, and its offense lengthened its lead on White’s RBI triple in the top of the following inning.The Buckeyes’ 4-1 lead prompted an early pitching change by the Wisconsin pitching staff, swapping senior Taylor-Paige Stewart for sophomore Mariah Watts. Still, the Scarlet and Gray scored one more in the third on Clark’s deep double.After spending two games last weekend recovering from an injury, sophomore infielder Ashley Goodwin returned briefly for the Buckeyes in order to ease back into the lineup. Freshman Bailee Sturgeon and redshirt junior Jess Machovina also filled designated player roles in the matchup to keep the Badgers defense on its toes.The Badgers added one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a quick single by second baseman Macy Oswald but again left a runner stranded. White continued her hit streak with a leadoff single, but it was Kirk’s two-run shot over the fence that frustrated Wisconsin’s defense. Watts returned to the game for Stewart, which turned the tide of momentum back to the Badgers.Wisconsin scored six runs on just three hits in the bottom of the fifth inning, beginning with a solo home run by Cross. McCombs entered the game to relieve Springer, but a handful of wild pitches moved runners into scoring position. Oswald added two runs with an outfield single, prompting another pitching change — Hursh for McCombs — for OSU. Sophomore Kelsey Jenkins sent a ball of her own over the fence to give the Badgers their first lead of the game.White, who went 4-for-4, then tied it up in the top of the seventh with a solo home run, and the bottom of the order followed up with a pair of singles. McIntyre brought Kirk home with a sacrifice fly to right field, and Bayne beat the throw from shortstop Ashley Van Zeeland to put the Buckeyes up two. In the bottom of the inning, Wisconsin went down in order, making the series a 1-1 split heading into the final game.Game 3OSU carried its offensive momentum into the final game of the series, kickstarted by Bayne’s two-run homer in the top of the first inning. The Buckeye defense then got out of a one-out, bases-loaded situation to stop Wisconsin from scoring any runs.Prantl added another double to her tally, which is now eight shy of OSU’s all-time record, bringing in Bayne with no outs in the third inning. Machovina hit an RBI double of her own to make the score 4-0, but a bases-loaded opportunity to add more runs was obstructed by Stewart’s effort from the mound.Cross put up her third home run of the weekend to give Wisconsin its first two runs, and a string of singles to the outfield gave the Badgers another big inning and a 5-4 lead.In what was only her third appearance of the season, OSU freshman Katya Duvall relieved Hursh, who struck out four batters in her outing. Duvall did not fan any batters of her own but held the Badgers to three earned runs.Machovina continued her clutch pinch hitting with a single to bring in Prantl and Bayne, sending the Buckeyes up again. Kirk gave OSU another comfortable lead with her second home run of the series, and season, a three-run shot.In the fifth inning, Van Zeeland bunted in a run due to an error by Kirk, and Cross continued her stellar weekend with a two-run double. In the following inning, Van Zeeland laid down another RBI bunt to tie the game at nine and send the teams into extra innings.After over three hours of play, time constraints left the game in a tie, closing the series without a clear weekend victor.Coming upOSU is next scheduled to face Penn State in a doubleheader at home on Wednesday before traveling to Piscataway, New Jersey, for a weekend series against Rutgers. First pitch from Buckeye Field is set to be at 4 p.m. read more

Ohio States Storm Klein reinstated

Formerly-dismissed Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein has been reinstated to the Buckeyes’ football team. OSU spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed in an email that first-year coach Urban Meyer has let the senior back on the squad, though “he will not be allowed to play in a game until at least the third week of the season.” “As I had indicated previously, if there are any changes in the charges against Storm, I would re-evaluate his status,” Meyer said in a released statement. “The charges that would have violated our core values have been totally dismissed. I have spoken extensively to members of both families and that has prompted me to re-assess his situation and allow him back.” According to Franklin County Municipal Court records Klein pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct Monday morning having originally faced charges for domestic violence and assault. Klein was arrested late on July 6 after allegedly striking the mother of his child. A day later, Meyer dismissed the linebacker from the team and said in a released statement that the charges against Klein “violate the core values of the Ohio State football program.” Meyer, though, said, “If there are any changes in the charges” he would re-evaluate Klein’s status with the program. On Wednesday, Klein’s lawyer, Larry James, confirmed to The Lantern that both the domestic violence and assault charges were indeed dismissed. All that Klein faces now, he said, is 18 months of probation and court fees. If Klein has been reinstated, James added that Meyer told him any infraction “whatsoever” could still result in a penalty to pay. In his three years on the field, Klein has amassed 73 tackles in 38 games for the Buckeyes, including 45 in 2011. Before his dismissal, Klein was not listed as a starter on OSU’s depth chart. read more