Trends in Antarctic Peninsula surface melting conditions from observations and regional climate modelling

first_imgMultidecadal meteorological station records and microwave backscatter time-series from the SeaWinds scatterometer onboard QuikSCAT (QSCAT) were used to calculate temporal and spatial trends in surface melting conditions on the Antarctic Peninsula (AP). Four of six long-term station records showed strongly positive and statistically significant trends in duration of melting conditions, including a 95% increase in the average annual positive degree day sum (PDD) at Faraday/Vernadsky, since 1948. A validated, threshold-based melt detection method was employed to derive detailed melt season onset, extent, and duration climatologies on the AP from enhanced resolution QSCAT data during 1999–2009. Austral summer melt on the AP was linked to regional- and synoptic-scale atmospheric variability by respectively correlating melt season onset and extent with November near-surface air temperatures and the October–January averaged index of the Southern Hemisphere Annular Mode (SAM). The spatial pattern, magnitude, and interannual variability of AP melt from observations was closely reproduced by simulations of the regional model RACMO2. Local discrepancies between observations and model simulations were likely a result of the QSCAT response to, and RACMO2 treatment of, ponded surface water, and the relatively crude representation of coastal climate in the 27 km RACMO2 grid.last_img read more

Amor triumphs at second extra hole after three-way tie

first_img26 Jul 2013 Amor triumphs at second extra hole after three-way tie For the second successive year, extra holes were required to decide the Carris Trophy at West Lancashire Golf Club before Ben Amor came up trumps to secure the biggest win of his young career.The 18 year old from Marlborough had finished tied on 286, two under par, with Italy’s Renato Paratore and Jamie Li from Bath. Paratore was eliminated with a bogey five after an errant drive at the par four tenth, which left a head-to-head battle between the two West Country boys.At the short 17th, the second playoff hole, Li missed the green with his tee shot and took three more to get down for bogey while a solid par was enough to see Amor home. “I’m in shock but this win means a lot,” said Amor (image © Leaderboard Photography).“Words can’t describe it but it is special. It was nice to win it at 17 because it would have been a little difficult going down the 18th again. “Jamie is a fine player and hit some quality shots but I suppose everything clicked for me at the right time.”Amor began the day tied with Paratore and fellow Italian Lorenzo Scalise but after an eagle at the second and a birdie at the fifth he had opened a three-shot advantage. He turned in 34 and was still in charge.But he faltered on the homeward stretch with three bogeys in the last seven holes and while Paratore wasn’t setting the course on fire, the gap closed and the Italian drew level with a birdie-two at 17.They were tied with one to play but neither could land the knockout blow although both had birdie chances on the final green before signing for 73s and finding that Li had set the target with a fine 70 to set up the three-way tie.After sealing his win, Amor paid tribute to Andy McGeorge, who posted 78 before rushing to Amor’s side to take on caddying duties. “On the 17th in the playoff I wanted to hit a seven iron but Andy convinced me it was an eight,” added Amor. “It worked perfectly and I can’t thank him enough.“I suppose I had to win this championship twice. I knew I had a good lead but a few nerves got to me on the back nine. I putted off the green at 16 but Andy calmed me down and at 18 I raced my putt past and had to hole a tricky one back for my par.“But having worked so hard on my game and the backing I have received from my parents, it’s nice to see I’m getting some rewards.”Billy Spooner from Lincolnshire and Staffordshire’s Robert Burlison carded closing 69s to finish fifth and sixth respectively, while Li had the consolation of collecting the Hazards Salver for the lowest aggregate from this event and the McEvoy Trophy.Harrison Woan from Northamptonshire experienced the highs and lows of the game during his round of 76. He holed-in-one with a six-iron at the 159-yard third hole to complete the fifth ‘ace’ of his golfing life and he’s only just turned 18.“I hit my tee shot to the left side of the green and the ball rolled round into the hole,” he said. “It was my fifth hole-in-one and four have been in competitions. I’ve had two at my home club of Overstone Park and two more at Northants County, so this is the first one outside my home county.”With eight pars to go with the eagle, Woan reached the turn in 34 but ran into trouble at the tenth when he lost his ball with his approach shot. He dropped another but fired that into scrub behind the green, took three more to escape and eventually signed for a nine.last_img read more

Cab Cam – Planting at 10 MPH!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thanks to the new John Deere ExactEmerge row units, Nate Douritas, the Farm Manager at Farm Science Review, is planting soybeans at over 10 MPH. That works out to be about 50 acres an hour! See the new planter in action with this Cab Cam from Ty Higgins of The Ohio Ag Net.last_img

La Salle, FEU strong picks

first_imgLa Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’1.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 A preseason brawl between La Salle and Far Eastern University may have fanned the animosity between the two powerhouse squads, but Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo would rather have his players deal with the absence of their main man.Ben Mbala, last season’s Most Valuable Player, won’t see action with the defending champion Archers when Season 80 of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament fires off this weekend.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games “Our team caught a lot of people by surprise,” said Sandy Arespacochaga, deputy of Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. “We did well so it’s also a challenge for us to be consistent.”For University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol, the challenge is dealing with the absence of key recruits Ibrahim Quattara and Rob Ricafort, who were declared ineligible Monday, just hours before the league’s press conference at Mall of Asia Arena.“We don’t know yet how our team will look like,” said Perasol, noting UP will appeal the league’s decision that his players need to serve one more year of residency.The season kicks off with University of the East and National U battling at 2 p.m. this Saturday at MoA Arena, followed by the 4 p.m. clash between Ateneo and Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “It’s a big test playing without Ben,” Ayo said of his Cameroonian center, who may miss two games as he plays for his national team in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket. “But we don’t rely on one player only, we rely on our system.”Ayo, as well as new FEU coach Olsen Racela, said their teams had moved on from last week’s invitational game that resulted in an ugly free-for-all in Davao City. It’s the second straight year the two schools figured in a preseason altercation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“What I always preach and tell my players in basketball or in life is not to dwell on the past—move forward, be mindful of the present,” said Racela.All’s well between coaches Aldin Ayo of La Salle (left) and Olsen Racela of Far Eastern U after a recent offseason brawl among their players in Davao City. —Sherwin VardeleonThe Archers and the Tamaraws stand as favorites this season along with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, who reached the finals last year despite the graduation of several veterans. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension So beats Colombian; Sadorra loses MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

first_imgSeoul: The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea’s import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The decision is a setback for Japan, which has promoted Fukushima’s recovery from the nuclear disaster and the safety of its agricultural and fisheries products ahead of next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalSouth Korea on Friday welcomed the decision and said it will continue to block all fishery products from Fukushima and seven neighboring prefectures to ensure “only foods that are confirmed as safe are put on the table.” Japan said the WTO ruling was “extremely regrettable” and vowed to get the import ban reversed through bilateral talks with South Korea. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korean Ambassador Lee Su-hoon to convey Tokyo’s displeasure. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”The government will continue to maintain and strengthen our quarantine sovereignty and safety net,” said Yoon Chang-yul, an official from South Korea’s Office for Government Policy Coordination. Yoon said the WTO ruling allows Seoul to maintain the ban “indefinitely” until it views the safety concerns as fully resolved. When asked about the possibility of the seafood ban fueling larger trade and diplomatic disputes, he said that “hopefully, that won’t happen.”last_img read more

Dealing with stress

first_imgApril is National Stress Awareness Month. And as we all know, we’re all stressed in some way or the other. According to a recent survey, 52 per cent of working professionals in the US say their jobs are stressful. Throughout the world, there is a lot of research going on to address stress-related problems that may be linked to every serious health problem that we know of from depression, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, obesity to even cancer. The need for stress relief products is growing in popularity with each passing day. However, there are cheap and easily available ways to address this. Medical research has shown that spending time in nature can reduce symptoms of mental and physical ailments and boost the body’s production of immune cells and cancer-fighting proteins. Other studies show that spending just 20 minutes in nature can greatly reduce a person’s stress levels — and people who live close to birds and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. In the modern world, where life-threatening situations are encountered rarely, stress itself is playing that role. Especially when it comes to kids, the “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” theory doesn’t work anymore. But the pursuit of a stress-free life is not healthy and many opine stress is like exercise, it’s pretty uncomfortable at the time but that does build stamina and strength. Stress is really just the body’s response to a challenge. Hence, the whole idea should be how to approach stress. Getting affected is strictly restricted to our handling abilities. It depends on us to wield our experience to address stress as either manageable or deadly. It is impossible to avoid stress in today’s society but how to deal with it is in our hands and that in turn, determines our mental, emotional and physical health conditions. Not everyone responds to stress in the same manner. Stress appears to manifest itself differently in men and women. A person’s genetic makeup also helps explain why some thrive on stress while for others it can trigger a devastating mental illness. Stress is unavoidable and according to scientists, the quest for a stress-free existence is likely to be futile. In the given scenario, it is important to uplift individual stress-enhancing capacities in everyday life so that one can succeed in the face of adversity. It is an individual’s mind and motivation that can save him from the darkest impacts of stress — from preventing a cardiac arrest, psychiatric disorders to lesser serious ones like pounding hearts, lurching stomachs and clammy hands. Lastly, it’s important to be patient and take care of one’s own body and not to stress out!last_img read more

Bill Gates recaptures the title of worlds richest person

first_imgANKARA – Bill Gates recaptured the title of world’s richest person from Mexican investor Carlos Slim by adding $15.8 billion to his wealth.Bill Gates recaptured the title of world’s richest person from Mexican investor Carlos Slim, the year’s biggest gainer by adding $15.8 billion to his wealth according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 300 wealthiest individuals.According to the index, the richest people on the planet got even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net worth. The aggregate net worth of the world’s top billionaires stood at $3.7 trillion at the market close on Dec. 31, according to the ranking.The biggest gains came in the technology industry, which soared 28 percent during the year.Out of 300 people who appeared on the final ranking of 2013, only 70 registered a net loss for the 12-month period.The second wealthiest man in the world, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, now is worth $72 billion.The third wealthiest man in the world, Amancio Ortega, Spain´s richest man, owns 59 percent of Indetex, world´s largest clothing retailer, now worth $65.3 billion.Bill Gates, the founder and chairman of Redmod, Washington-based Microsoft Corp, increased his wealth by $15.8 billion to $78.5 billion, according to the index, as shares of Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, rose 40 percent.Gates’s fortune has also benefited from a rally in stock holdings that include the Canadian National Railway Co. and sanitizing-products maker Ecolab Inc., which rose 34 percent and 45 percent respectively.Less than a quarter of Gates’s fortune is held in Microsoft. He’s donated $28 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Christy Walton, worth $39.1 billion, the world’s richest woman is the widow of John T. Walton, the second son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. After John’s death in 2005, Christy inherited her husband’s fortune, which consists of a 9.8 percent stake in Wal-Mart, the largest private employer in the U.S., and a 29 percent stake in First Solar, a manufacturer of solar panels.The world’s 16th richest person, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Al Saud is the founder of Kingdom Holding, a Riyadh-based conglomerate that has investments in hotels, real estate and other publicly traded securities. He also holds an 80 percent stake in Rotana, one of the biggest media companies in the Middle East. The Saudi billionaire  remained the Middle East’s wealthiest person. He ended the year with a net worth of $32.4 billion, up $3.7 billion for the year.Lynsi Torres, the 30-year-old president and owner of In-N-Out Burger, is the youngest female billionaire in the U.S. Her fast-food empire valued at more than $1 billion, according to Bloomberg.The Bloomberg report said that Mark Zuckerberg was technology’s biggest dollar gainer, adding $12.4 billion to his net worth as Facebook Inc. shares more than doubled. The chief executive officer of the world’s largest social-networking company sold more than $2 billion in stock last month and donated another $1 billion to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.The fortunes of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google Inc., surged about $10 billion each as the world’s largest search-engine business rose 58 percent.Li Ka-Shing remains Asia’s richest man with a fortune of $30.2 billion. The 85-year-old controls the Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd. property Investment Company and conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.The biggest gainer in Asia was Macau casino mogul Lui Che Woo, who added $14.2 billion to his net worth.Robin Li, founder of Beijing-based Baidu Inc., dethroned Wang in December. China’s most-used search engine rallied 77 percent in 2013. The crown could change again. The country’s top four billionaires all have fortunes of $12 billion or more.Fast Retailing Inc. Chairman Tadashi Yanai, Japan’s richest man, ended the year with a $20.9 billion fortune, up 66 percent in 12 months.Russia´s richest person is Alisher Usmanov, 60, with a net worth of $20.2 billion. Russia’s richest man controls USM Holdings, a British Virgin Islands-based entity with holdings in mining (Metalloinvest, Russia’s largest iron ore producer), technology (Facebook, Twitter, and Zynga through Digital Sky Technologies, as well as Russian Internet provider Mail.ru) and telecommunications (MegaFon). He also co-owns the U.K. soccer team Arsenal.Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest person. The founder of Dangote Group, one of the continent’s largest conglomerates, added $9.2 billion during the year. He’s the 30th-richest person in the world.Laurene Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, inherited her late husband’s stakes in Walt Disney, the world’s biggest media enterprise, and Apple, the most valuable company on the planet. A former investment banker, Jobs has helped create a number of commercial and charitable organizations, including natural foods maker Terravera, the Emerson Collective and College Trac. now worth $13.4 billion.Iskender Makhmudov from Uzbekistan owns majority stakes in Ural Mining and Metallurgical Co., Russia’s biggest copper miner, and Kuzbassrazrezugol, the country’s second-largest producer of thermal coal. His railroad interests include stakes in Transmashholding, Russia’s biggest manufacturer of railway cars, and Aeroexpress, Moscow’s airport railway service, now worth $ 8.8 billion and ranks 141 in the list.Nassef Sawisis, Egypt’s richest person owns about one-third of construction and fertilizer company, OCI. His other assets include a 23.3 percent interest in Texas Industries and about 16 percent of French building materials operation LaFarge, which bought Orascom Cement for $12.8 billion in 2007. Sawiris’ father founded OCI’s predecessor, Orascom Construction, in 1950.Eike Batista is the biggest loser in 2013. Brazil’s richest man, lost his most fortunes. His net worth declined more than $12 billion during the year. OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA, the oil company that transformed him into Brazil’s richest man, filed for bankruptcy protection in October. Batista was the world’s eighth-richest person in March 2012, and now has a negative net worth, according to the Bloomberg ranking.last_img read more

How MLBs Tankathon Is Skewing The Trade Market

Astros158699.291.621.12.2 Diamondbacks153287.347.5%4.7%1.2 Giants149879.53.70.20.1 Royals141461.00.00.00.0 Major League Baseball’s annual trade deadline — this year’s version of which falls at 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday — is an annual chance for teams to take stock of their short- and long-term future plans. As our research has shown in the past, World Series front-runners should generally be willing to give up quite a large bushel of future assets in exchange for talent that might bring them a ring in the here and now. Meanwhile, teams on the fringe of the playoffs should be relatively indifferent between playing for the future or the present, and bottom-feeders should frantically sell everything they can.Those guidelines become apparent when we run our “Doyle Number” statistic for this season’s teams. As a quick refresher, the Doyle Number1Named after the infamous 1987 trade in which the Detroit Tigers sent future Hall of Famer John Smoltz, then a 20-year-old prospect, to the Atlanta Braves for 36-year-old Doyle Alexander. represents how many future wins of talent a team should be willing to part with to acquire 1 extra win of rental talent over the remainder of this season (including the playoffs).So the Boston Red Sox, who have the highest Doyle Number in baseball, should be willing to trade away up to 2.2 wins of future talent in exchange for every 1 win of talent they acquire for this year’s stretch run — they’re clear deadline buyers. By contrast, teams with Doyle numbers around zero are obvious sellers — they have no reason to give up future talent to acquire extra wins this season. Finally, a Doyle of 1.0 means a team could swing either way between buying and selling.Here are this year’s Doyle Numbers (as of July 30): Yankees158398.677.517.22.1 Red Sox1591100.296.7%23.8%2.2 Rangers148276.10.00.00.0 Reds147975.40.20.00.0 Cubs155692.479.311.71.9 Indians155291.795.313.31.9 Braves150781.534.92.00.8 Tigers144968.70.20.00.0 Athletics153287.227.62.70.8 SellersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number Marlins145068.90.10.00.0 Brewers152285.051.94.21.2 Mariners151984.440.63.11.0 Dodgers156494.265.611.01.8 Rockies151583.336.52.50.9 Although the share of prospects in the hands of top teams isn’t a perfect predictor of how many deadline deals will go down,3Since 2009, its correlation with the share of all trades that happened at the deadline was 0.36. it does speak broadly to the ability of contenders to act on the advice that their Doyle Number would recommend. In 2016, for instance, the Cubs’ surplus of top prospects — and urgency to win a World Series after a 108-year dry spell — led Chicago to trade a number of gifted farmhands (headlined by stellar 2018 rookie Gleyber Torres) to the Yankees for a few months’ rental of closer Aroldis Chapman.It wasn’t the first time that future talent was pawned off for an immediate payoff, and it was far from the last. Because of their low pay and endless promise, minor leaguers serve as the ultimate grease in the wheels of the trade-deadline machine. And they may yet help smooth along another blockbuster in the next few hours, perhaps one including Bryce Harper, Jacob deGrom, J.T. Realmuto or Chris Archer. But if the deadline does end up feeling a little slower than we’d expect from the buyer/seller profiles implied by this year’s standings, it could just be because most of the buyers have already bought and the sellers have already sold.Check out our latest MLB predictions. Rays150581.20.60.00.0 Mets147073.40.10.00.0 Padres143966.60.00.00.0 Pirates150080.08.00.40.2 Blue Jays148576.70.00.00.0 Where each team stands at the 2018 deadlineTeams ranked by Doyle Number — how many future wins of talent a team should trade away to acquire 1 win this season Expected wins are derived from the team’s current Elo rating.Source: FanGraphs.com Cautious BuyersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number Twins149679.14.00.20.1 Orioles143265.00.00.00.0 Angels151783.81.50.10.0 This year’s crop of buyers is unusually robust — three teams have Doyle Numbers north of 2.0 (most recent years have usually had only one or two) and six teams are at or above a Doyle of 1.8 (when the typical year has two or three in that range). At the same time, 12 teams have Doyle Numbers that round to 0.0, compared with an average of nine in the previous three years we’ve been calculating the metric.It’s all a consequence of this supremely stratified, tank-tastic MLB season. On the one hand, you might imagine that such a surplus of buyers and sellers would pave the way for more trades than usual, since a lot of teams have their motivations aligned for deal-making. And there have been some notable moves made thus far: Manny Machado to the Dodgers, Cole Hamels to the Cubs, Ian Kinsler to the Red Sox, Mike Moustakas to the Brewers, J.A. Happ to the Yankees and so forth. But the particulars of this year’s market could also play some tricks with what we think of as ordinary deadline business, when we consider who has how much of which asset — long-term vs. short, young talent vs. established stars. Elite teams can only swap with rebuilding ones if they have the right prospects to send away, and there’s evidence that many of the best youngsters have already flowed from the contenders to the tankers before anybody had a chance to do their deadline shopping.To see this, we can look at how many members of Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects are in the farm systems of top teams, as opposed to everybody else. For each full season since 1990,2So, excluding partial seasons in 1994 and 1995. I gathered the list of top prospects and assigned each ranking slot its average future value, according to my research here. To focus on prospects that haven’t yet made a dent in the big leagues — i.e., the kind more likely to be thrown into deadline trades — I filtered out players who exhausted their rookie eligibility during the season in question (or, for this year, players who are on pace to do so). Finally, I calculated the percentage of leaguewide prospect value that belonged to teams in the top third of all MLB teams by projected end-of-season record (using our Elo ratings, as of July 30 each season). And this year, only 27.5 percent of prospect value is in the systems of top-tier teams, the lowest such mark in any full season since 1991. White Sox143766.00.00.00.0 Cardinals151383.06.60.40.2 Nationals152284.99.1%0.7%0.3 Solid BuyersElo RatingExp. Wins per 162 gamesDiv. Series OddsWorld Series OddsDoyle Number Phillies150681.551.53.01.0 read more

Source of money given to 3 suspended Buckeyes remains unclear

The numbers aren’t adding up for sophomore Corey Brown, junior running back Jordan Hall and defensive back Travis Howard, who each received $200 at a charity event and will now miss their second consecutive game for Ohio State. The source of the money received by the three players remains unclear, according to documents that were released by the athletic department on Thursday evening. One former member of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions declined to comment on the specifics of OSU’s recent suspensions, but did say that similar circumstances could lead to a new NCAA investigation.  Brown, Hall and Howard’s name are redacted in the NCAA and university documents that were released, but the documents did say that interviews with current student-athletes revealed that they were invited to attend the charity event by former student-athletes whose names are also redacted. There are also discrepancies among the players regarding who they received money from and why they were receiving it. Two players said believed they were receiving money for working the event while the third player said he was receiving money from a former student athlete, according to the documents. In a letter dated Sept. 1, Doug Archie, OSU’s associate athletic director for compliance, said to Jennifer Henderson, the NCAA’s director of student-athlete reinstatement: “All of the current student-athletes incorrectly believed that their participation in the event had been approved by the OSU compliance office. The OSU compliance office did not approve participation in the… 2011 event, but did approve the same event (in 2007 and 2010). “Please note that there was nothing impermissible about the event.” At least two parties also indicated that one party involved in the money exchange was seen carrying several envelopes during the charity event.  Josephine Potuto, a University of Nebraska professor in constitutional law, served on the NCAA Committee on Infractions from 2006–08 and chaired the committee in 2007 and 2008. Potuto would not comment on any specific facet of OSU’s recent suspensions, but did say that, generally, it was unlikely that the NCAA would admit further evidence against a university after a hearing has been held. OSU held its hearing with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions on Aug. 12 and is still awaiting the committee’s final ruling. “Any violation committed by an individual student-athlete is also an institutional matter because institutions only deal through people,” Potuto said. “So, another investigation could be opened. Generally, the NCAA and the Committee on Infractions won’t re-open a case after it has held a hearing with the institution. “ Mike Doss, a safety for the Buckeyes from 1999-2002 and member of OSU’s 2002 consensus national championship team, was preparing for his Friday induction into the university’s athletics hall of fame moments before the athletic department announced the continuation of the three players’ suspensions. Doss said he wished the current OSU squad well despite its recent troubles. “I hope they do great,” he said. “I hope they win them all and knock them down and show the country that, no matter who’s the head coach, there’s still great football in Columbus, Ohio.” From from his Twitter account, @Jordan_Hall7, Hall said at approximately 8:30p.m. Friday, “Killin’ me not to be out there ..good luck to all my homies tho.” The Buckeyes continue their season on Saturday with a noon game against Toledo at Ohio Stadium. read more