Dixon shakes off UCLA rumors prior to Big 12 opener against Baylor

first_imgListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Twitter Garrett Podell ReddIt Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Facebook + posts Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleNot how they drew it up: Horned Frogs overcome four interceptions to win Cheez-It Bowl 10-7 over Golden BearsNext articleWomen’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook printDespite being off the hardwood for 11 days, TCU men’s basketball has remained in the national spotlight.Head coach Jamie Dixon has been rumored as a potential candidate to replace Steve Alford as UCLA’s head coach after the Bruins fell by 15 points at home Saturday against Liberty, leading to Alford’s dismissal. He led UCLA to four NCAA Tournaments and three Sweet Sixteen appearances in 5.5 seasons before being released Monday following a 7-6 start to open the season.“I grew up in it so that was my first entry into basketball because UCLA was so good when I was a little kid and then the Lakers picked up after that,” said Dixon. “In my mind, that’s where basketball started, watching those games.”Ultimately, Dixon put the rumors of his departure to the West Coast to rest.“I’m so happy here and thankful for the situation I have with the best A.D. and the best chancellor, plus our family is happy so why would I be thinking about anything else,” he said. “Our players were joking about it, so I told them they’re stuck with me, just to get that out of the way.”Senior point guard and the Diamond Head Classic’s Most Oustanding Player Alex Robinson’s attitude about the reports reflected that the talk had been addressed.“We’re cool and focused on winning this year, so whatever situation that is, it’s none of our business,” said Robinson. “We have to handle what we can handle. That’s what we’re focused on.”What the Horned Frogs can handle is their 3 p.m. Saturday showdown with Baylor, a team with experience similar to TCU entering conference play. Baylor returned four players this season who had played under head coach Scott Drew compared to TCU’s five under Dixon.“They’re playing better, which is a result of some new guys getting more minutes and also [guard Mario] Kegler was out as well,” said Dixon. “In a lot of ways, they’ve been in our position this season with a lot of guys out, but they’re playing better with the win against Arizona and with a game they should’ve won against Stephen F. Austin.”With Horned Frog center Yuat Alok missing his third-straight game with a hand injury, TCU will deploy smaller lineups at a higher frequency with both RJ Nembhard and Kaden Archie likely to see some time at forward next to Kouat Noi, JD Miller or Kevin Samuel in the frontcourt.“I feel like we’re really deep and everyone knew that coming into the season, but as you saw in Hawaii, a lot of our new guys are playing better, so I’m not too worried about what they’ll do against Baylor,” said Robinson. “I think they will be prepared and ready.”Dixon noted the edge that seems to come with every TCU vs. Baylor game, regardless of sport, since he’s returned to campus as a primary factor in TCU’s focus for Saturday.“Baylor has a certain, as I’ve come to know in the last two years here, it’s more of a rivalry than I remember it being back in the day because every game was a rivalry game when I was here,” said Dixon. “Baylor means something too.” Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. TCU vs SMU mens basketball in Dallas, Texas on December 5, 2018. (Photo by Sharon Ellman) Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitterlast_img read more

A look at Limerick city’s future

first_imgNewsA look at Limerick city’s futureBy Bernie English – January 21, 2016 2912 Facebook Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Advertisement Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Twitter Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Print WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April LIMERICK city centre is about to have a massive €8 million facelift that will include a transformation of O’Connell Street, courtesy of EU funding and matching cash from the local authority.And with an additional grant of almost half a million in funding for Shannon, Limerick and Shannon will be poised to become to most important gateway to the Mid West region.The funds, which will help make the centre a more attractive place to do business,visit and live, were announced on Tuesday by Environment Minister, Alan Kelly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The €4.1 million which has been allocated to the city from the European Regional Development fund will draw matching funding from the local authority, resulting in more than €8 million for important development works in the urban centre.Among the proposals are the broadening of footpaths the whole length of the city centre to encourage pedestrianisation as well as plans to cut noise and air pollution and encourage the use of public transport and alternative forms of transport such as cycling.Education Minister and Labour TD for Limerick City, Jan O’Sullivan said that the city’s core urban area would be transformed by the investment. The bike scheme, the riverside boardwalk and the initiatives by the local authority and businesses to make the city centre increasingly attractive are just some of the efforts that are paying dividends.  Recent decisions by LIT and UBER to locate new ventures in the heart of Limerick is hugely important.” TAGSEuropean Development FundfeaturedLimerick CityO’Connell Street Previous articleThe Coronas will be kings of the castleNext articleFolk, latin and bluegrass hoedown for Shannonside Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. “This investment will assist the efforts that all those who love Limerick are making to revitalise the City Centre and is very welcome,” she said.Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin said the funding, along with €400,000 allocated to Shannon for the town park will give the city pole position as an attraction for jobs, business and development.“This is literally about to transform the very core of the city,” he told the Limerick Post.“We already have a huge amount done or in train at the railway station, Parnell Street, Bedford Row and Catherine Street and this will be a substantial reinvention of or main thoroughfare”.Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell said:“This project will enhance Limerick City Centre and continue to solidify its status as a prime destination for shopping and other activities. I welcome this investment and the continued investment in the regeneration of Limerick City Centre for the benefit and enjoyment of all.”  The money was secured on foot of an application from Limerick City and County Council as the lead authority in collaboration with Clare County Council.  The project will, according to local authority chief executive Conn Murray, see the entire length of O’Connell “revitalised to a high quality standard by redefining its role, and will provide a stronger and more visually appealing urban link within and to the City, supporting other Limerick 2030 transformative sites already in progress as well as defining a stronger urban core”.  “It is anticipated that the project will contribute to economic development by attracting further inward investment into Limerick,” he said. Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westburylast_img read more

Annenberg, Unruh host inauguration viewing

first_imgStudents and faculty gathered in Wallis Annenberg Hall on Friday morning to watch Donald Trump be sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. The event, which analyzed the inauguration ceremony and featured live updates from Annenberg students in the Capitol, was co-hosted by the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. Unruh Director Bob Shrum and CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan led a discussion with students, faculty and staff, as well as outside guests such as Probolsky Research Chief Operating Officer Justin Wallin, before and after the swearing-in. They discussed their predictions for Trump’s speech, the significance of the inaugural event and election as a whole and their impressions and analyses post-ceremony. Sarah Collins, a senior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism and political science — one of several Annenberg students who attended the inauguration in Washington, D.C. — was able to Skype into the event and share her experiences live. The discussion before the ceremony centered around Trump’s previous rhetoric, the importance of the tone he employs and what his election means for students.Shrum said that the most important thing to watch out for was the tone that Trump adopts in his speech, which could be a more accurate look at what he will actually be like as president. “I think one thing we have to be aware of as we get ready for this speech is the President-elect benefits from low expectations, and the last several weeks created an atmosphere in which people don’t necessarily expect a lot of this speech,” Shrum said. “I think this speech will be a really important clue to how he is actually going to behave as president.” Journalism professor Judy Muller said that she thinks it’s important to look at the protesters, as this is unlike any election she has seen before. “Everybody is always disappointed when their person doesn’t win,” Muller said. “It happened after Bush, it happened after Reagan, it happens every time [and] the losers go ‘oh, well’ and they shrug and move on. But this feels different. This feels like a resistance movement starting right off the bat.”    At the conclusion of the ceremony, both Shrum and Cowan offered their own insights. Shrum called Trump’s speech “startlingly angry.” “It was dark — it was more a campaign speech for his base than a traditional inaugural address,” Shrum said. “He mentioned ‘all Americans’ but in my view he didn’t say much of anything to the majority of Americans who didn’t vote for him. [It] is absolutely clear to me from his speech that he has a very definite program and he intends to pursue it.” Cowan added that it was interesting to him that Trump seemed to denounce everyone on the platform. “This wasn’t a Republican speech or a Democratic speech,” Cowan said. “It was something else.” Students contributed to the discussion and provided numerous viewpoints after being encouraged by Shrum and Cowan. Many students voiced concerns about what the next four years will be like, while a few defended Trump. Caroline Wohl, a freshman majoring in journalism who attended the event, said that it was difficult for her to know which sources to trust throughout the election cycle, and she appreciated being able to watch the ceremony without any commentary.“I couldn’t find a source that was unbiased, so coming here and being able to see it firsthand with my own eyes [and] not have any commentary during the actual event and talking about it after made me solidify my opinions and learn more about the whole subject,” Wohl said. Wohl said she thought students’ comments about Trump’s speech were very valid and that she values being at a school where students are able to speak their minds. She reiterated part of the discussion that journalists will continue to play a key role in politics. “As the professors were saying, journalists are so important right now because we don’t really know what’s going to happen,” Wohl said. “In the past there have been some attacks on journalists, especially in the past year, so I think now more than ever there’s a certain duty that we have to stay informed and report the truth.”last_img read more