Syracuse softball takes rubber game, 8-4, against Virginia

first_img Published on April 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Related Stories Syracuse softball splits doubleheader with Virginia Syracuse won the rubber game of its weekend series at Virginia on Sunday, downing the Cavaliers 8-4 in Charlottesville, Virginia. SU (19-17, 6-8 Atlantic Coast) and UVA (13-27, 3-9) split Saturday’s doubleheader.A second-inning rally put the Orange in front 6-0. Two Virginia errors and six Syracuse singles led to the breakout inning in which Syracuse batted around the order.Eight SU batters recorded at least one hit in the game. In all, SU banged out 13 hits. Sammy Fernandez, Maddi Doane, Sydney O’Hara, Alicia Hansen and Danielle Chitkowski each had multi-hit games.In the circle, Jocelyn Cater got the nod. After tossing four shutout innings, Cater didn’t record an out in the fifth, allowing four runs. O’Hara relieved the senior and allowed just one hit in the final three frames. She struck out seven and notched her third save of the year.Thanks to the sixth inning rally, Cater got the win despite allowing four runs. She improved to 9-6 on the year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textO’Hara hit her fifth home run of the year, a solo shot to right field in the fifth.Since getting swept by No. 10 Florida State, the Orange has won seven of its last 10.Syracuse is back at SU Softball Stadium on Wednesday for a nonconference doubleheader against Canisius. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Scott Longley – A short history of gambling shirt sponsorship in football (part 2)

first_imgShare Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Big Betting Balagan podcast set for live SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital show August 27, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Scott Longley Speaking to industry stakeholders, Scott Longley details the ‘high-water mark’ of betting shirt sponsorship in football. As leadership is pressured to deliver a better ROI on football marketing, what does the future hold for the sector’s relationship with the beautiful game…____________________SBOBET has claims to being perhaps the most far-sighted sponsor to have ever appeared on the front of an English Premier League shirt. Eight years after it took over as the lead sponsor at West Ham United after its previous sponsor XL Holidays went bust, gambling companies made up 50 percent of all the top sponsors for the EPL and a majority of them are Asian-focused.This season that percentage dropped slightly to 45 percent. Bournemouth remains with Mansion (or M88 as it says on the shirt); Burnley still has Dafabet; Crystal Palace has ManBetX having also had Mansion in 2016/17; Everton remains with Sportpesa; Huddersfield has OpeSports; Stoke City remains with bet365 (and now has the stadium name as well as the shirt); Swansea City has swapped BetEast in 16/17 for LeTou; Watford has moved from to retail financial trader FXpro; and West Ham still has Betway (despite recent publicity).The clear implication of the names mentioned here is that despite what will now be a certain familiarity (certainly for long-standing sponsors such as Mansion and Dafabet), as none of these are front-line UK-facing brands.“I think it’s right to say we were early to market if not first to market,” says Bill Mummery, executive direct at Celton Manx, the Isle of Man based subsidiary of SBOBET.“WHU had just lost their shirt sponsor mid-season, we were about to go live under our IOM licence and it was a good opportunity for a big bang launch. What perhaps was misunderstood was that we weren’t looking to steal market share in UK but rather use the quality of the Premier League and its global television footprint to reach our more core markets.”In other words, SBOBET had solved the dilemma of being unable to measure the CPAs associated with shirt sponsorships by ignoring the issue altogether and very much looking at the bigger (TV) picture. Harry Lang, the founder of brand-building and integrated marketing consultancy Brand Architects who is currently working with Genting to support their casino and sports betting brands says the Asian bookies and the global EPL audience was a match made in heaven.“In China, it’s incredibly hard to get a gaming brand known, and tens of millions tune in and bet on the football every week so the Asian handicap books have a very different set of sums to consider when compared to a UK sportsbook or casino,” he says.“The EPL was hugely popular in the far east, the Asian football betting market is massive and someone cleverly worked out that sponsorship was a way to get brands in front of eyeballs every week. When the average bet size is what it is in Asia, the telephone numbers asked by EPL clubs to whack a logo on a shirt start to look quite affordable.”After the gold rushWhether the past two seasons end up being a high-water mark for gambling shirt sponsorships and the English Premier League is debatable. As can be judged from the new names that have appeared on the front of some shirts this season, there would appear to be no end of appetite.The financial side would appear to still work for both sides although as Lee Richardson, founder and chief executive at Gaming Economics. “I think the body knowledge of marketing-investment returns from shirt-sponsorship undertaken by betting brands is now well-established, and lessons have definitely been learned, sometimes the hard way,” he says.Lang is more sceptical. “I suppose there is a cliche associated with it but I’d bet a decent amount that for every one deal that would be considered a commercial success for the operator there are at least three that aren’t,” he says.Mummery believes there are other pressures which are telling, particularly in terms of the tax and regulatory burdens in the UK. “If there are two certainties for our industry over the next decade these costs will only increase, operating margins are not growing in line with costs and so there will come a point where marketing including affiliates will have to be constrained,” he says.“My sense is that we may well see a reduction in gross spend. EPL sponsorship is a significant cost and has to be done in a committed manner to be successful.”As with the fracturing of the TV audience for football, the ways to market for gambling operator are varied. As Harry Lang concludes, “when a CEO asks them what ROI (the marketing team are) getting at the end of each year I’d reckon most of them are quite glad they put their £5m into PPC, TV and affiliates rather than the front of Hal Robson-Kanu’s shirt.”_________________The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018 – 20-23 March, Stamford Bridge, London) conference. Click on the below banner for more information…last_img read more

Film festival finds backup location amid government shutdown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Michigan — As they say in show business, the show must go on, and that’s the case for the 2019 Thunder Bay International Film Festival.With the partial government shutdown, the festival needed a backup location to show their films, and they found just the spot.If the partial government shutdown continues into next weekend, films will be show at Alpena Community College. People can watch films at the Granum Theater and adjacent facilities on the campus.The film festival is normally shown at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, but due to the shutdown, no one has access to the facility until the government is reopened. The nonprofit group Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary created a contingency plan as the shutdown continues on.“I’m just thrilled that the community is still going to be able to see these films when they are scheduled,” said Film Festival Coordinator Stephanie Gandulla. “We very likely could not have played them at another time based on the contract we have with the International Ocean Film Festival, so I’m personally super excited that people still have the opportunity to see these amazing films.”Over 50 films from around the world will hit the big screen next week. The film fest goes on the road starting next Wednesday at the Alcona High School Auditorium and then Thursday at the Rogers City Theatre. If the government is still shutdown by the weekend, folks can catch the films at Alpena Community College.For more information you can visit the website The film fest takes place from January 23-27.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 2019 Thunder Bay International Film Festival, Alcona High School Auditorium, alpena community college, Film Fest, friends of thunder bay national marine sanctuary, Government Shutdown, Granum Theater, GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER, Rogers City TheatreContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Monday, January 14Next What’s Trending for January 14thlast_img read more

Tom Brady still has a grudge with Max Kellerman for 2016 ‘cliff’ comments

first_imgThe words were absurd then, and they’re still absurd now. It’s one thing to say Brady’s numbers might decline as he gets older. It’s another to say he’s “going to be a bum.” I get Kellerman needs to say crazy things to get attention/better ratings, but if you say those things then you need to be prepared for the backlash.Fast forward three years later (almost to the exact day) and Brady got his subtle revenge of Kellerman. On Instagram Stories, Brady posted a photo of him throwing a football 61 mph. (Tom Brady / Instagram) Tom Brady has accomplished a lot in his career, and he hasn’t really shown any signs of slowing down. But that didn’t stop ESPN’s “First Take” analyst Max Kellerman from saying, in 2016, that Brady was “going to fall off a cliff.”MORE: Max Kellerman farted all throughout this ‘First Take’ debatecenter_img For comparison, here’s a list of every QB at the NFL Combine in the last 10 years to throw 60+ mph:1. Josh Allen, 622T. Baker Mayfield, 602T. Bryan Bennett, 602T. Logan Thomas, 60In other words, Brady throwing 61 mph at 41 years old (he turns 42 in August) is very impressive. He’s also made three Superbowls appearances (winning two) and won two MVP awards since Kellerman’s comments in 2016.last_img read more