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Frank Cox

first_imgFrank W. Cox, 60, of Osgood passed away at 12:30am Monday, February 8, 2016 at his home. He was born at Milan on January 16, 1956 the son of Monroe and Avis Cornett Cox. He was married to Blanche Palmer on July 19, 1975 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Frank Jr. (Carol) of Sunman and Jason (Sondra) of Osgood; one granddaughter Natalie Cox; his father-in-law Claude Palmer, Jr. of Osgood; one brother Donald (Jane) Cox of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; one sister Shirley Hamilton of Brownstown. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jesse. Mr. Cox was a 1974 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School and also attended the Southeastern Career Center where he studied building trades. He spent his entire working career as a carpenter being employed with Comer Buildings and also F. A. Wilhelm Construction in Indianapolis as well as being self-employed. In his spare time Frank was an avid mushroom hunter, loved tinkering in his garage, watching football, and playing corn hole. Frank was a member of the Osgood Sons of the Legion. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Frank’s brother-in-law Pastor Steve Palmer officiating. Visitation will begin at 5pm. Frank’s wishes were to be cremated which will follow Wednesday’s funeral services. Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Beware of another collapse, Guardiola warns Man City stars

first_img “We know it. We spoke about it many times, not this week but the last years, many times. If we want to make a step forward as a team to be close to winning this competition, we have to be better in this area.” Interestingly, if Man City progress, Guardiola will become the first manager to defeat Zinedine Zidane in a European knockout tie after the Los Blancos boss masterminded a run of three Champions League triumphs from 2015-16 to 2017-18. “When you think that you’ve got one of his tactical plans covered, he’ll hit you with another tactical plan or revert to the original one that you thought he was going to start with,” Guardiola noted. “In the dim and distant past, we played the first leg and what we can remember from the first leg we’ve put to good use. “We spoke about that game and since then we’ve watched all Madrid’s games since La Liga restarted. “We’ve spoken about how we think Madrid might approach this game. But what we’ve done more in these past two weeks is talked about what we can do – how we can hurt Madrid and areas we can cause problems for them.” Guardiola’s preparations for the game have been thrown partially into flux by the news that teenage centre-back Eric Garcia has declined a new contract at City. Garcia established himself as the first-choice partner for Aymeric Laporte over recent weeks but has been heavily linked with a return to his boyhood club Barcelona. At the other end of the field, Sergio Aguero remains sidelined having undergone meniscus surgery, but Guardiola is not ruling out having City’s all-time record scorer back for the final stages, should they survive Real Madrid test. Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City squad members they must be at their best as they prepare to tackle Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium tonight. Guardiola has claimed all domestic honours since joining City in 2016, with this season’s EFL Cup the sixth major silverware of his reign. Loading… Read Also: David Silva open talks to join Serie A club “Right now, I don’t know,” he added. “He is still in Barcelona [where Aguero had the operation]. He is getting better. I spoke with the doctors and everything is like we thought. “Hopefully he can come back and start training with us, but I don’t know.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “But most of them were goals we could have avoided. We have to avoid it. Making mistakes in this competition punishes you a lot.center_img The Spaniard has been unable to end his club’s wait for a maiden Champions League title, however, with Tottenham and Liverpool ending their compatriots’ involvement at the quarter-final stage in the past two seasons. Man City hold a 2-1 advantage over Madrid heading into the second leg of their last-16 tie today, with a place at the concluding mini-tournament in Lisbon up for grabs. However, their 3-0 bashing at Anfield in 2018, with all of Liverpool’s goals coming within the space of 19 first-half minutes, serves as a cautionary tale, as well as conceding cheap against Monaco – in 2017 – and Tottenham when departing on away goals on those occasions. “Yeah definitely,” Guardiola told a news conference when asked whether it was a concern. “More than conceding a goal is the way we concede a goal. “When they are brilliant and make a good action, we have to accept it. Promoted Content10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The Worldlast_img read more

Professionalism will make Nigeria leagues better — Minister

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says that professionalising Nigerian football development as being promoted by current reforms in the nation’s football will make Nigerian leagues better to compete with others around the world.Dare, who made the assertion on Wednesday in Lagos, said his desire was to see the Nigerian leagues grow beyond the current state with rapid transformation through proper licensing and financial control unwavering. “The step is critical for building stakeholder’s confidence following the reclassification of sports from recreation to business as part of President Buhari’s commitment to make sports business.“Other necessary steps involve running the leagues as businesses and not as recreation,” he said in a statement by his media officer, Kola Daniel.“We have a clear plan and vision. We are dogged in working to fulfil them leveraging on public and private financing to achieve our goal. We are committed to make changes that would position our league for the best,” he said.Dare said the leagues would not resume until basic conditions on club licensing control are enforced.“As a ministry, infrastructure renewal is our ultimate goal to ensure television-friendly output that will encourage investors to put their money in a product that is quite attractive. “This boils down to professionalism of all stakeholders, administrators, coaches, players and fans of the round leather game.“This is the only way we can attract sponsors and fans returning in large crowds to the stadium when all facilities are put in better shape ahead of the new season,” he said.The minister said that he was looking up to the licensing, infrastructure, incentives and better organised leagues when the season commences.Dare expressed confidence that Nigeria will get it right and return to apex position in African football.Tags: Minister of Youth and Sports DevelopmentNigerian football developmentSunday Darelast_img read more

Cole hopes Carroll will stay

first_img “I don’t know the ins and outs of the deal but the way he’s been playing in the last couple of weeks you can understand why Liverpool paid £35m for him a couple of years ago. I think all the boys want him to stay at West Ham. He’s (his own) man, though, and he has his own agenda. “I don’t know what Liverpool are thinking and I’m sure there will be be other clubs in for him. West Ham would like to keep him, he’s our top scorer. He’s got to do what’s right for him, though.” It remains to be seen if a permanent deal can be thrashed out between the two clubs and if Carroll would be interested in a full-time switch to east London. Allardyce has been non-committal about securing Carroll’s services beyond the end of the current campaign but Hammers’ assistant manager Neil McDonald revealed the 24-year-old is happy at the club. “Andy Carroll is enjoying his time in London, is enjoying playing for West Ham and is enjoying being on the training field and trying to contribute for the team,” he told the club’s official website. “He’s scoring goals and making goals for other people.” Carroll currently sits top of the West Ham scoring charts, level on seven goals with captain Kevin Nolan, despite missing parts of the season with hamstring and knee injuries. Carroll, whose season-long loan from Liverpool is due to expire shortly, has been in good form recently and is a key part of Sam Allardyce’s side. Cole, who rejoined West Ham from Liverpool in January, is working his way back to fitness and wants England forward Carroll to sign up in the summer. “West Ham definitely want to keep Andy Carroll,” Cole told talkSport. Midfielder Joe Cole believes everyone at West Ham would like to see on-loan striker Andy Carroll extend his stay at Upton Park.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Warnock was unable to land Kane

first_imgNeil Warnock has revealed he failed in a bid to bring Tottenham striker Harry Kane to Crystal Palace at the start of the season. Until then he was used sparingly as a substitute and restricted to playing a key role in the Europa League group stages – the main reason Warnock felt a loan move for Kane never got off the ground. “I tried to get him a few times when I came here,” the 66-year-old said. “He is a good lad and you know what you are going to get with him. He is an exciting player. His first thought when he gets the ball is positive and I like players like that, who commit defenders. He obviously enjoys it, you can tell by the smile on his face. He is a good asset. “At the time, he was not involved and we felt there was a chance of getting him on loan. But unfortunately they were in that horrible cup on a Thursday night.” Kane came close to breaking the deadlock as Spurs lost 3-0 at league leaders Chelsea on Wednesday night and is likely to retain his place for the visit of Palace, who also go into the contest on the back of a defeat having slipped to a 1-0 reverse at home to Aston Villa. Midfielder Joe Ledley missed that game with a hip problem and is a doubt for the trip to Tottenham – as is defender Damien Delaney. Warnock admitted he has already drawn up a list of January transfer targets and, having missed out on Kane, it is a forward – with Andy Johnson and Kevin Doyle injured and Dwight Gayle replaced at half-time against Villa through illness – that he hopes to bring in. “I think we know we haven’t got enough fire-power,” he added. “When you look at the other teams they have all got main strikers to select from. I think the lads are doing as well as they can. We do need improvement in that area and we are looking to address that in January.” Press Associationcenter_img The Eagles boss takes his side to White Hart Lane on Saturday to face a Spurs team buoyed by the goals of Kane so far this campaign. The England Under-21 international has struck 11 goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s men but has only established himself in Tottenham’s Premier League side in the last month. last_img read more

Tennessee Titans invite quarterback Allen to rookie minicamp

first_img Published on May 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Former Syracuse quarterback Drew Allen has been invited to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis by the Tennessee Titans, the Tennessean reported Friday.Allen was one of 20 players to be invited to the minicamp, in addition to the team’s draft picks and undrafted free agents.After transferring to the Orange from Oklahoma, Allen started the first three games of the season against Penn State, Northwestern and Wagner. He eventually lost the starting role to sophomore Terrel Hunt.Allen played in seven games, completing 68-of-122 passes for two touchdowns and nine interceptions. He joins former teammate, cornerback Ri’Shard Anderson, at the Titans’ rookie minicamp this weekend.Other former Syracuse players who have found an NFL team include: defensive tackle Jay Bromley (New York Giants), linebacker Marquis Spruill (Atlanta Falcons), running back Jerome Smith (Falcons), cornerback Keon Lyn (Indianapolis Colts), safety Jeremi Wilkes (Jacksonville Jaguars) and center Macky MacPherson (Philadelphia Eagles).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Former cornerback Anderson reportedly joins Tennessee Titans as undrafted free agentFormer Syracuse center MacPherson accepts Philadelphia Eagles’ mini-camp invitationFormer Syracuse running back Smith signs with Atlanta Falcons as undrafted free agent; cornerback Lyn signs with ColtsFormer Syracuse safety Wilkes reportedly joins Jacksonville Jaguars as undrafted free agentlast_img read more

Dinner held for student leadership

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government hosted a wide variety of student leaders at a dinner on Wednesday night for a gathering of the “Council of Presidents.” The event, which was co-hosted by Delta Omicron Zeta, a co-educational leadership fraternity, brought together student leaders from across campus organizations for a chance to cooperate and network.Fine dining · Keynote Speaker Kelly Porter, a USC alumnus and managing director at Woodside Capital Partners, speaks to the audience about the important of perseverance. – Kevin Fohrer| Daily TrojanThe aim of the event, held at the Radisson Hotel, was to provide an opportunity for student leaders to mingle, exchange ideas and collaborate. Though USG has hosted similar events in the past, this year was the first time the gathering was hosted as a formal banquet Different representatives from over 80 organizations were in attendance.The dinner featured distinguished alumni guests — including leaders in business, law and news media — as well as a keynote speaker.The event began with brief introductions from leaders in DOZ as well as USG, including newly-inaugurated vice president-elect Rini Sampath.“We’re here to celebrate the accomplishments of numerous organizations,” Sampath said.The event included a brief overview of the organizations at USC as well as a list of their accomplishments this year.Samantha Brown, a senior majoring in psychology and president of USC eSports, also noted the achievements of the different organizations represented. “It was interesting to see all of the organizations and their accomplishments,” Brown said. “It definitely puts into perspective what our organization has done compared to them.”USC eSports is a competitive gaming club with over several hundred members. The club has hosted three tournaments this year, the most of any year, including a USC-UCLA rivalry tournament, according to Brown.The majority of the event comprised of the interactions between the students of various organizations and distinguished alumni.Joridan Barash, a freshman majoring in french horn performance who also serves as president of the Sack of Troy, a satirical news magazine at USC, noted that the opportunity to speak with alumni was beneficial.“It was really nice to talk to people from clubs that aren’t similar to mine,” he said. “There’s a lot to learn from people of different organizations. But most of all, I enjoyed talking to the alumni. I even got some specific advice in investments.”Michael Reilly was one of the distinguished alumni at the event. He graduated from USC in 1985 with degrees in finance and Spanish, and also earned an MBA from the Marshall School of Business in 1986. He currently serves as the chief investment officer of the equities division at TCW Group, an investment firm located in downtown Los Angeles. He noted that USC has developed its enrichment experiences since his graduation.“I had a tremendous experience attending USC, and there were many opportunities at the time I attended,” Reilly said. “But now that I come back to campus and see such a diverse group of enrichment activities, study abroad, alternative spring break, and all of the different ways students can network and get leadership experience and volunteer in the community is just really impressive. I think that that is going to prepare them very well as they go out into larger society and undertake leadership roles out in the professional world.”Tyler Makin a president of USC Racing, appreciated talking to other students who had passion for their organizations. USC Racing is a club that builds race cars from scratch and competes against over 80 teams from all over the world.“It’s always cool to get together with some other student leaders and see the other people at USC who are really passionate about at least one thing,” Makin said.The event concluded with a speech by keynote speaker and USC alumnus Kelly Porter, who graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 1985 and later earned his master’s degree as a Sloan fellow from Stanford University. He currently serves as managing director at Woodside Capital Partners, an investment bank based in Palo Alto, Calif.He began his speech with  light-hearted jokes about USC rivals UCLA and Notre Dame. He also touched on more serious topics, however, describing setbacks in his own career path, which included stints at the Home Shopping Network and Fox Cable Networks, after his graduation from USC. He offered advice to aspiring leaders in attendance.“I can promise you that in your career and your life, you will experience some real obstacles, some of which will probably be enormously debilitating,” Porter said. “When that happens, be resilient, pull yourself up by the bootstraps, and be relentless.”last_img read more

Latino groups discuss education gap

first_imgThis year, the topic of the Dia De Los Muertos event was Latinos in Education. Speakers discussed the “death” of education that many individuals in the Latino community face and highlighted the barriers that Latinos experience in their personal lives and professional work in their pursuit of higher education.“The goal is to educate our fellow USC students about the struggles and to discuss solutions that may help bridge the gap from the minority communities and public schools towards Universities like USC,” said Joanna Burga, a graduate student studying social work and one of the organizers of the event, in an e-mail to the Daily Trojan.Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, refers to the holiday that is celebrated throughout Latin America and is most strongly associated with Mexican culture. The festival is celebrated from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 every year and honors the deceased by celebrating with food, drinks and activities that they enjoyed in life. The holiday recognizes death as a natural part of the human life and experience; therefore, the dead are invited to celebrate and take part in the festivities.The organizing committee, in order to meet the event’s goal, wanted to include individuals who had worked with education in the Latino community in various levels. The panel discussion featured Monica Garcia, LAUSD School Board member; William Vela, director of El Centro Chicano; and Carlos Ruiz, a master’s student studying social work.“We reached out to Billy Vella because we know that through working in El Centro Chicano, he is highly connected with the undergraduate Latino students at USC interested in linking those students with other Latino students who are in graduate and Ph.D. programs to promote higher education as well, which we think is important,” said Jon Vales, co-chair of the Latinos in Social Work Caucus, in an e-mail to the Daily Trojan.Data has shown that Latinos comprise more than 38 percent of the California population, but they attend college in the lowest numbers compared to other ethnic groups. The Latinos in Social Work Caucus wanted to address this issue with the panelists they chose for the event.“It was important for us to be able to have dialogue with someone who was one of the main players in the Los Angeles Unified School District: Monica Garcia was another person that we thought would add another element into this discussion as she actually is an alumni from the USC School of Social Work,” Vales said in an e-mail to the Daily Trojan.The event began with the ceremonial blowing of the conch to welcome the ancestors, followed by the welcome song. The audience interacted with the panelists and put forth an array of questions regarding the education system, obstacles and how to overcome them successfully. Panelists discussed the ways of overcoming obstacles students face in education. The panelists felt that by reducing the number of students in a school and increasing the number of schools, the attention a child gets from his or her teacher might improve, resulting in better quality education. Members of the audience expressed that attending USC would open a new world to them.The participants also celebrated the festival by putting up pictures and mementos to honor people who had died. The audience included Latino students, graduate students and many students from the social work department.“Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos is a way of thanking the ancestors who enrich our lives,” said Paul Maiden, executive vice dean of academic and student affairs at the School of Social Work, at the event.The altar arranged by the students as a part of the festival is available for viewing in the El Centro Chicano office in the Student Union building. The Latino/a Social Work Caucus, in collaboration with the Latino Graduate Student Association and El Centro Chicano, hosted its annual event in celebration of the holiday of Dia de los Muertos on Tuesday.RIP · LAUSD Board member Monica Garcia (left), William Vela, director of El Centro Chicano (center) and student Carlos Reyes-Ruiz speak Tuesday. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Kicker Joe Houston is a man of character

first_img“Spittin’ Sports” runs every Thursday. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Kenny at klegan@usc.edu. Even though the Trojans lost, I saw something impressive in the Coliseum Saturday.It wasn’t Washington quarterback Jake Locker.On-field struggles · Senior kicker Joe Houston has struggled on the field, going 2-for-6 this year, but he carries himself well off it. – Mannat Saini | Daily Trojan It was USC senior kicker Joe Houston.When USC fans think of Houston, they probably want to march onto the Trojans’ practice field, line up and attempt a field goal right in front of USC coach Lane Kiffin.The last time USC fans saw Houston, there was 2:34 left in the fourth quarter against Washington last weekend. With USC up 31-29, sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley had just missed a pass to senior tight end Jordan Cameron that would’ve given the Trojans a first down inside the Washington 20-yard line. So, on fourth-and-four, Kiffin sent Houston out to attempt a 40-yard field goal that would give USC a five-point lead, thus forcing Washington to score a touchdown to win.This is Houston’s first season as a full-time kicker for the Trojans. At the start of the year, Kiffin awarded Houston a scholarship for his dedication and hard work. For Houston, it was a dream come true knowing his hard work had paid off.But the senior hasn’t performed to his or his coach’s expectations. As he lined up for the 40-yard field goal, Houston was just 2-for-5 kicking the ball between the uprights during the year, but he did make his last kick, a 27-yarder earlier in the quarter to give the Trojans the 31-29 lead.The ball was snapped, and Houston made clean contact with it. He followed through and looked up at the most important kick of his life.His heart sank as it trailed off to the right and hit the upright.Washington got the ball back, converted a fourth-and-11 opportunity and ripped off a 26-yard run before kicking the game-winning field goal as time expired.As the Huskies danced and shouted on the Coliseum floor, the Trojans sprinted off into the locker room, including Houston, who still had his helmet on.Instead of making a quick exit while all the reporters were in the press conference room, Houston stuck around. About an hour after the game ended, just about all the players were on the bus when Houston came out of the locker room.He wasn’t wearing big headphones or walking up the tunnel with his head down. He could’ve sprinted past the reporters like Locker sprinted past USC’s secondary, and nobody would have blamed him. When a reporter asked if he could talk to him, he said, “hold on,” and continued up the ramp. Apparently, he wanted to be left alone and who could fault him for that?Except then, he put his bags down and stood there like a man knowing the gallows wait for him. He crossed his arms, straightened his back and put a brave look on his face.The reporters closed in, and for about three minutes, he stood there and answered all questions, almost coming to tears at one point. Here’s a guy who’s never been in the spotlight before and all of the sudden he’s saying he’s “responsible” for USC’s loss.I don’t agree with his assessment. The defense played awful, and Barkley missed two passes he should have completed that would’ve most likely won the game. What stood out to me was Houston’s character.To stand in front of a dozen reporters — just an hour after missing the biggest kick of his life — and to relive that moment takes more courage than the Wizard of Oz granted the Cowardly Lion. Some people might say that it’s the athlete’s responsibility to answer questions in the good times and the bad, and for the most part, I agree with that.But this is different. Houston is not an every-down star player used to media attention and who makes mistakes more often simply because he is on the field more. As a field goal kicker, Houston is almost expected to make every field goal, and many fans don’t even take notice unless those kicks start to miss. That’s a tough way to live.Imagine if you failed your first midterm or wrecked your parent’s car and then had reporters show up and grill you about it. I know I wouldn’t want a microphone thrust in my face.Still, Houston stood in there and shared his true feelings. He said he was hurt and felt terrible.Say what you want about Houston’s kicking abilities. He’s now 2-for-6 and his coach has lost faith in him, opening up his position. Kiffin is giving senior punter Jacob Harfman a chance at kicking field goals this week, and whoever does better will play Saturday.But don’t question his character. He’s about as mentally tough as they come. His teammates were behind him, chanting his name and encouraging him while he kicked against Harfman in practice Tuesday.Houston may or may not have lost the game Saturday — that is up for debate. But he won over the respect of at least one reporter.last_img read more

Trojans look to rebound against Arizona

first_imgThe Trojan football team emphasized bouncing back at practice on Tuesday following its 38-34 loss to Arizona State this weekend. USC will face No. 10 Arizona in Tucson this weekend, a crucial game if the Trojans are to achieve their goal of becoming Pac-12 South champions.Band of brothers · Freshman wide receiver JuJu Smith said the heart-wrenching Hail Mary loss to ASU on Saturday is bringing the team closer together. Smith is averaging 41.3 receiving yards per game. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanCloser Through AdversityThe Trojans suffered a loss Saturday night that launched USC into unfamiliar territory for the first time this season: unranked anonymity. The Trojans have shown resilience many times already this season, and they look to do so once again.“[It] brings us even closer as a team,” freshman wide receiver JuJu Smith said of the loss. “When you lose a game, you get frustrated, it’s as a team.”This is certainly not the ideal team bonding activity, but the team has responded with a go-get-’em attitude and by practicing hard with the idea of redemption on their mind. Junior wide receiver and team captain Nelson Agholor stood firm in his belief that hard work in practice will show results in the game to come.“We are handling practice and taking care of the things we can take care of today,” Agholor said. “You learn from the good and the bad. The outcome was a miscue, now you get to learn from that. It shouldn’t be a repeated mistake. Our demeanor and the way we react to it will be contagious.”USC head coach Steve Sarkisian  highlighted the positives of the game following Tuesday’s practice.“The beauty of football is that we get to get back on the horse,” he said. “You can have a tough loss and you get a chance to redeem yourself.”Boom Boom Pow?The Trojans have gotten heat for their underachieving offense and lack of highlight reel worthy plays. A big factor in this is the lack of “explosive plays.” Though redshirt junior tailback Javorius “Buck” Allen is ranked 17th in the nation with 115.2 yards per game this season, he is only averaging 5.28 yards per carry.“There’s a lot that we’re doing really well right now,” Sarkisian said. “The explosive plays piece is something that I’d really like to improve on. Generally when you put emphasis on something as a coach, you get a return.”Sarkisian drew attention to the Trojans’ superb ball control, pointing out that redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler has yet to throw an interception through five games.The offense took blame for the lack of razzle dazzle and agreed that the team needs to make improvements on that side of the ball.“The bottom line is we didn’t score enough points and that’s on me, that’s on the offense,” Kessler said. “If another team scores 100 points then we have to score 101. We’ve got to give our defense a better cushion.”Injury UpdateSophomore long snapper Zach Smith has still not been cleared for play. He suffered a concussion against Oregon State and did not play against Arizona State. His presence was sorely missed as Kessler was forced to punt the ball four times, often giving ASU improved field position.Senior safety Gerald Bowman has a deep thigh bruise and redshirt senior tight end Randall Telfer has a hip bruise. Neither injury is expected to prevent the players from participating in Saturday’s game.last_img read more