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Three takeaways from No. 10 Notre Dame’s win over No. 18 Virginia

first_imgThis is a game the Fighting Irish will look back on with a huge sigh of relief when their season comes to an end.No. 10 Notre Dame took down No. 18 Virginia, 35-20, in South Bend on Saturday to move to 3-1 on the season, but they did it while trailing at the half, failing to recover an onside kick to start the second half and looking pretty lackadaisical for much of the game after losing its first contest of the year to Georgia last week. This was by no means a walk in the park for the Irish, who ran into a team in the Cavaliers (4-1) that looked like the better of the two over the first 30 minutes.But the Fighting Irish pulled away in the second half and that had everything to do with the pass rush. Related News Rondale Moore injury update: Purdue star receiver (leg) carted to locker room We say that to say this: Virginia has a pretty darn good football team, and Notre Dame is also coming off of a very tough matchup with one of the best teams in the country in Georgia.While Notre Dame didn’t play well this week, it doesn’t mean that makes Virginia any less good. The Cavaliers played very well in this game. They made some mistakes but to go into South Bend and push a top-10 team for the better part of three quarters is pretty darn impressive.At the same time, the Irish didn’t look particularly good. Quarterback Ian Book was just OK, the offensive line more or less didn’t look great, and honestly, on a one-game sample size, the Cavaliers appeared to have the better skill-position players. But don’t let either of those storylines warp what this game really told us: Virginia has a good team despite how Notre Dame played. It doesn’t take a lot of evaluation to come to that conclusion so don’t overthink it. Three takeaways from No. 10 Notre Dame’s win over No. 18 VirginiaNotre Dame’s front seven bailed out the IrishThe Irish were by no means leaps and bounds better than Virginia in this game. Cavaliers quarterback Bryce Perkins was really good in the first half as were his wide receivers while the Irish’s offense was really mediocre. But if there was any clear mismatch in this game it was Notre Dame’s front seven vs. Virginia’s pass protection.In the first half, the Cavaliers more or less dominated the game. Their quick passing game consistently moved the chains and their offense controlled the clock at will. But the Irish got a strip-sack in the second quarter which gave the offense a short field and a quick score. Apart from that sequence, the Cavaliers won the first half 17-7.Notre Dame’s Julian Okwara up to two sacks today with #Vikings GM Rick Spielman in the house, per @TJamesNDI. Okwara is a top-40ish prospect. pic.twitter.com/xHJzRNsa2Y— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) September 28, 2019Then in the third quarter, the offense for Notre Dame once again struggled but the front seven bailed the Irish out again. They got two strip-sacks, one which set up the offense inside the 5-yard line and another returned for a score. Through three quarters Notre Dame’s defensive front essentially set up 21 of the team’s 28 points. Ian Book better be buying his defensive line steaks for the next week.Just dawned on me that a Tagovailoa could win the Heisman AND the @piesmantrophy. (That’s Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Tua’s cousin.) pic.twitter.com/BWnHZq3iGF— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 28, 2019JULIAN OKWARA WITH ANOTHER STRIP SACK!!ADE OGUNDEJI WITH THE SCOOP AND SCORE!!!IRISH UP 28-17!!! pic.twitter.com/gqbCrI1low— ND Whiteboard (@ND_Whiteboard) September 28, 2019Cavaliers abandoned what was workingThe game plan worked for Virginia in the first half. Perkins is a good passer, but he is especially good at getting the ball out of his hands quickly and letting his receivers go to work. In the first 30 minutes, that’s what the Cavaliers did a lot of and it set up a couple of nice touchdown passes.Bryce Perkins to Joe Reed for the 6 yard TOUCHDOWN🔥Virginia taking the lead early on Notre Dame#VirginiavsNotreDame pic.twitter.com/Qe7JCKKJO2— The Sideline Report (@SidelineReport_) September 28, 2019Bryce Perkins WANTS THE UPSET😲He finds Hasise Dubois and Virginia (+10.5) leads Notre Dame!pic.twitter.com/jFUXmdaobg— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) September 28, 2019Perkins was 18-of-22 passing for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Virginia led 17-14. In the second half, whether by design or an adjustment by the Irish defense, Perkins was holding the ball longer and longer and getting hit repeatedly. By the end of the third quarter, the Irish had eight sacks including the two strip-sacks that led to all of the Irish’s 14 points in those 15 minutes.So why did the Cavaliers go away from what was working? That’s a question their fans will be asking for hours after this one wraps up.Virginia is good and Notre Dame was also one week off a tough gameWe always want to speak in absolutes about football. We want a game to be a statement about which team was good and which was bad, who played well and who didn’t, but the truth is always somewhere in between even if we want every game to be some kind of grand declaration.last_img read more

Wellington Subway Restaurant robbed Wednesday evening

first_imgRobbery occurred Wednesday evening.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — On Wednesday, July 17, shortly after 9:30 p.m. the Wellington Subway Restaurant at 715 North G Street was robbed.An unknown male walked into Subway, removed a pistol from his waistband and ordered the clerk to hand over the cash from the register.The robber is described as a white male, about 5-7 to 5′-10″ tall and 180 to 200 pounds. His head was shaved. He had no facial hair, wearing dark rimmed eyeglasses. The suspect was dressed in blue jeans, dark colored sports jacket wearing a black baseball style cap with an unknown logo. He was carrying a dark colored bag. The pistol was described as a small black colored semi automatic.The robber made off with about $500 cash. The suspect is considered armed and dangers.Should you recognize the subject or have any information about this crime, please contact the Wellington Police Department at 620-326-3331 and/or the Wellington/Sumner County Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 620-326-3135. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 368 weeks ago Don’t they close at 9pm? Why would the door be unlocked? Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down blurryeyed · 368 weeks ago white male? camera must be out of focus! Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down class of 89 · 368 weeks ago Looks like he should of got a couple of the sandwiches Jarod eats too! Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 368 weeks ago I realize colors can be distorted when looking on a computer monitor, but the suspect doesn’t appear to be “white.” His skin tone is significantly different than the cashier’s…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 368 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Oct. 14-16, 2013

first_imgThe following is the Wellington Fire/EMS incident report for Oct. 14 – 16, 2013:  14-Oct12:41 AMInjury AccidentKansas Turnpike 15-Oct1:50 PMInjury AccidentUS 166 & Kansas Turnpike 14-Oct7:03 AMLift Assist200 block North F 14-Oct9:40 AMGood Intent Call14th & B 16-Oct12:00 PMMedical Emergency1100 block North B 15-Oct11:29 AMMedical Emergency700 block E. 4th 15-Oct8:47 AMMedical Emergency800 block Homesteadcenter_img 14-Oct1:45 PMMedical Emergency300 block W. 12th 15-Oct3:16 PMTransfer to Wichita Wellington Fire/EMS incident report 15-Oct11:14 AMMedical Emergency100 block S. Washington 16-Oct5:51 PMMedical Emergency500 block E. Fourth Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Letter to the Editor: It is time for everyone to get involved.

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 324 weeks ago Is this the “committee of concerned citizens” that the school board put together? Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Just a Citizen · 324 weeks ago The commitee is not an “exclusive” group of school board approved individuals. Anyone in our community is welcome and encouraged to come to the meetings; whether to participate or to simply obtain more information. The focus is on the kids in our community and providing them with a safer, more secure learning environment. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Allen Ludden · 324 weeks ago It doesn’t matter what anyone says. As long as this school board is behind anything I’m always gonna think its shady and vote against it. Safe rooms are fine and I’d vote for those but not the rest of their wish list. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments To the Editor,On June 24, a special election will be held in the USD 353 school district.  This bond election will cover some needed updates to some of our school buildings, as well as, making all of the buildings safer and more secure.    I urge everyone in the community to get informed before making any decisions.A committee has been formed by concerned citizens, who want to get information out about the bond issue.  The KIDS Committee will be placing large boards around town which depict the architect renderings of the proposed additions and the security changes to all of the buildings for the public to view.  There will be information sheets placed around town as well.  Assistant Superintendent Larry Roth has been speaking with and will be speaking to several civic organizations in the next couple of weeks to explain the scope of the bond issue, as well as, answer any questions.As a taxpayer, I know a bond issue can be an unpopular idea.  However, I do believe we are in an opportune time right now.  The Kansas Star Casino has helped lower our projected county property taxes AND we qualify for the State to pay 52% of the principle and interest of the bond.Decisions like this are never easy.  Again, I urge everyone to get as much information as possible and ask questions.  Talk to a school board member or a building principal.  This is as much about taking care of our community as it is taking care of our children.  Thank you for your time on this matter and thank you for voting. Judi Fink Co-Chair and Treasurer - KIDS CommitteeFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Patricia “Patsy” Seal, 82, formerly of Wellington : July 16, 1932 – Nov. 13, 2014

first_imgPatricia “Patsy” SealServices for Patricia “Patsy” L. Seal have been scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2014 at Oak Tree Inn, 1177 E. 16th Street, Wellington. Inurnment will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington.  Arrangements are under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.Patricia Lee Seal was born July 16, 1932 in Wellington, Kansas the daughter of Harold Pat and Retta (Williams) Fetters.  Patsy died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at The Village at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She was 82 years of age.The former Miss Patricia Fetters was married to John N. Seal on December 16, 1949 in Wellington. Patsy moved to Oklahoma in 1968 and was employed in the Medical Field for 25 years and Mapco Oil and Gas for 10 years. Together, Patsy and John had four children, John David Seal of Lawrence, KS, Rebecca Bauer, of Broken Arrow, OK, Brenda Carter, of Broken Arrow, OK, Gloria Marie Hicks, of Tulsa, OK, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.  Also Gladys (Babe) McGillicuddy, of Wellington, KS and Jack Seal, of Bishop, CA and many cousins and nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by husband Johnnie in 1983 and her sister Gloria Davidson of Topeka, KS and a granddaughter, Nicole Sheram in 2003 and a great granddaughter, Hasleigh  Carter in 2003, also twin great grandsons in 2005.Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, 6102 S. Hudson Ave., Tulsa, OK 74136.last_img read more

College football picks, Week 13: Ohio State downs Penn State to stay unbeaten; Georgia, Oregon survive

first_imgWeek 13 has two games between ranked teams with massive College Football Playoff implications.The first is the top-10 matchup between No. 9 Penn State and No. 2 Ohio State: The winner of that game will likely represent the Big Ten East in the conference championship game and take the driver’s seat for Playoff consideration. The other is the top-25 matchup between No. 24 Texas A&M and No. 4 Georgia: If the Aggies upset the Bulldogs in Athens, it will knock them clean out of Playoff contention. Pick: Georgia 30, Texas A&M 20No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio State (-18.5)Penn State represents the first of a three-game gauntlet separating Ohio State from its first Playoff berth since 2016. The Buckeyes will be happy to have Chase Young back along the defensive line. He should be a huge disruptor in Penn State’s backfield, not only for Sean Clifford’s ability to target KJ Hamler and Pat Freiermuth, but also running back Journey Brown’s ability to make positive gains. Conversely, Shake Toney and Yetur Gross-Matos will look to make life miserable for Justin Fields. This game will be closer than the -point spread, but Field’s dual-threat ability, coupled with the running prowess of J.K. Dobbins, should be enough for Ohio State to keep Penn State at arm’s length on Saturday.Pick: Ohio State 38, Penn State 24 MORE: Week 13 picks against the spreadOther notable games to watch this week include the AAC matchup between Navy and SMU, as well as the ACC matchup between Pitt and Virginia Tech. Baylor-Texas will be worth monitoring, as well.We at Sporting News are 74-15 through 12 weeks this season, coming off another strong performance in which we went 7-1 in our picks. With that, SN’s’ Week 13 college football picks (lines provided courtesy of Sportsbook Review as if 4 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 18):No. 6 Oregon (-14.5) at Arizona StateAll that stands between Oregon and a one-loss Pac-12 championship game berth is two .500 teams. The first of those opponents is Arizona State, which has split its last two meetings with the Ducks in single-possession games. This game has no bearing on the Pac-12 divisional races, but Herm Edwards’ team will come into this game ready to play spoiler. They hang around for a quarter or two before Justin Herbert wills Oregon to a win in Tempe.Pick: Oregon 31, Arizona State 20No. 21 SMU at Navy (-4)This game is of vital importance to the American Athletic Conference championship game. Assuming the winner of SMU-Navy wins its next game (against Tulane and Houston, respectively), they could conceivably make the AAC championship if Memphis loses to Cincinnati on Nov. 29. The Midshipmen lead the country in rushing (349 yards per game) by way of their triple-option attack, while SMU ranks 30th in rush defense (124 ypg). It will be close, but the backfield duo of Shane Buechele (3,195 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, eight interceptions) and Xavier Jones (1,063 rushing yards, 18 touchdowns) should lead the Mustangs to a hard-fought win.Pick: SMU 35, Navy 34MORE: College Football Playoff picture, Week 13UCLA at USC (-13.5)This rivalry game means little in the grand scheme of things, both in the Pac-12 and larger national football landscape, but it is a curious game considering the implications for Trojans coach Clay Helton. The fifth-year USC coach has been on the hot seat for most of the season, and there’s no guarantee a win against the 4-6 Bruins will be enough to secure his return for the 2020 season. USC’s Kedon Slovis and UCLA’s Dylan Thompson-Robinson should both put up big numbers, but look for the overall-better Trojans to come away with a win.Pick: USC 33, UCLA 27No. 12 Michigan (-8.5) at IndianaMichigan can’t afford to look ahead to “The Game” next week — not with this 7-3 Indiana team. The Hoosiers have lost 23 straight in this series, but have played the Wolverines to one-possession games in three of their last four trips to Bloomington. Indiana backup quarterback Peyton Ramsey stepped right into injured Michael Penix Jr.’s shoes against Penn State last week, completing 31 of 41 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown. Michigan would rather its defense keep him off balance for the entirety of this game, but the progression of Shea Patterson the last three weeks (43 of 67 passing, 635 yards, seven touchdowns, zero interceptions) bodes well if this game stays close late. We guess the Wolverines will pull away midway through the fourth quarter.Pick: Michigan 30, Indiana 21Pitt at No. 25 Virginia Tech (-4)This game, coupled with next week’s rivalry matchup between Virginia and Virginia Tech, will likely decide which team faces Clemson in the ACC championship game. If Pitt wins out and Virginia Tech beats Virginia next week, the Panthers will play the Tigers in Charlotte, N.C. for the ACC title. If the Hokies win out, they’ll get that honor. This game could pivot on Kenny Pickett’s ball security: Pitt is 4-1 in games in which he doesn’t register an interception, and 2-2 in games he does. The Hokies have 12 interceptions on the season as a team, including three players (Caleb Farley, Dax Hollifield and Jermaine Waller) with at least three picks. The Hokies get at least one takeaway in a close win.Pick: Virginia Tech 27, Pitt 23MORE: College football bowl projections, Week 13Texas at No. 13 Baylor (-5)A Baylor win will ensure the Bears rematch with Oklahoma for a chance at the Big 12 championship, but Baylor may have bigger things in mind: Matt Rhule and Co. still have an outside chance at becoming the No. 4 seed in the Playoff assuming Baylor wins out and avenges its only loss of the season. That might be too tall an order, but Rhule will have his team ready to play after the heartbreaking loss to the Sooners, who overcame a 25-point deficit to upend the Bears. That said, Texas hasn’t scored more than 27 points in four of its last five games (the one exception a 50-48 win over Kansas). That doesn’t bode well against a Bears defense that has given up 22.6 points per game in Big 12 play this season. Baylor rights the ship before moving on to Kansas and a rematch with Oklahoma.Pick: Baylor 31, Texas 27No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 4 Georgia (-13.5)Texas A&M represent what is likely the last true regular-season road block between Georgia and a College Football Playoff berth. The Aggies have won their last four games with a plus-81 win differential, while Georgia has had to slog through one-possession victories over Auburn and Florida (sandwiched around a 27-0 win over Missouri). The Bulldogs have gotten by on the strength of their defense this season, allowing only South Carolina to score more than 17 points this season (20). The challenge for them will be to limit Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond, whose dual-threat ability can cause headaches for Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning. Mond will make a few plays, but look for Jake Fromm to continue playing mistake-free football (he hasn’t thrown an interception in over a month) in another Georgia win.last_img read more

Sumner County scores for Week #3…

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Sumner County football scores for this weekend:Garden Plain 27 Conway Springs 12Bluestem 36 Belle Plaine 20West Elk 52 Caldwell 30Udall 56 Oxford 26Argonia/Attica 58 Central Burden 6Cedar Vale 52 South Haven 60Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Forest ‘Gene’ Turney, 84, Udall: January 7, 1932 – June 28, 2016

first_imgForest Gene TurneyForest “Gene” Turney, age 84, of Udall, died early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016 at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield. He was a retired farmer and agronomist.Forest Gene Turney was born on January 7, 1932 in rural Peck to Forest L. Turney and Mary Belle (Swan) Turney.Gene married Anita S. Blankenship on August 26, 1956 in Udall, KS. She preceded him in death on April 29, 2013.He served in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War from 1952-1954.He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and neighbors and was an avid K-State alumni.He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anita; infant brother, Russell; and sister Barbara Sears.Survivors include one son Brian Turney and his wife Lynette of Belle Plaine; three daughters, Cindy Hess and her husband John of Holt, Mo.Lisa Ulrich and her husband Dane of Branson, Mo., and Susan Campbell and her husband Roy of Kimberling City, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren, Brianna, Brandon, Levi and Lyndsey Turney, Shaun and Chelsea Hess, Cassidy and Bryant Ulrich, Aaron and Anny Campbell.Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Christ in Wellington, KS, on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. Mr. Michael Nelson will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Council Hill Cemetery in Peck.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the Silver Maple Camp and Wellington Church of Christ Youth in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Terrell Suggs timeline: How a strange year led the Ravens legend to a Super Bowl with the Chiefs

first_imgThe Ravens wanted to keep Suggs, especially since his departure would leave them with Matthew Judon, Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams as the outside linebackers on the roster. Suggs said Baltimore made him “a handsome offer” to return, but he declined.Instead, what he called “a decision in the last hour” led him to his offseason home.”It was just time,” he said.Cardinals signingSuggs told SN the factors that pushed him to Arizona in free agency “had nothing to do with football.” That shouldn’t be a surprise considering the Cardinals were coming off a 3-13 season, the worst in the NFL, and had not yet drafted quarterback Kyler Murray. They had given Kliff Kingsbury his first NFL head coaching job just two months prior.”It’s going to be very exciting.” – @untouchablejay4 pic.twitter.com/kE4D0YaSId— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 14, 2019Arizona signed Suggs to a one-year, $7 million contract with $700,000 guaranteed, a steep drop in guarantees from those in his last Baltimore contract but technically a raise from the $5.2 million average salary the Ravens were paying him. Suggs has not said how much Baltimore offered in 2019 free agency.”I had to make a decision to come back and play a couple of more years, or whatever I got left,” Suggs said in his introductory media conference after signing with the Cardinals. “I felt like if I wasn’t going to be in a Ravens jersey, there’s only one place I was going to be playing, so here we are.”After recording a pair of sacks in the Cardinals’ season-opening tie with the Lions at home, Suggs’ first away game in an Arizona uniform was at Baltimore — because of course. He recorded three tackles (one solo) in the Cardinals’ 23-17 loss.Suggs’ contributions remained steady as the season played out, but as the team kept losing, priorities shifted. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/82/fa/terrell-suggs-101618-getty-ftrjpg_19ecs1bvdyrc91jrqena9z5ck9.jpg?t=2116062814&w=500&quality=80 Suggs would be placed on waivers, a process in which all NFL teams get a chance to claim a player who’s been cut. The league’s worst team in the standings gets the first claim opportunity, and so on.Reports indicated Suggs would only play for the Ravens after he had been released by the Cardinals. The truth is he was open to other possibilities as long as a criteria was met.”If I was going to play, I (was hoping) for a playoff team,” Suggs said, adding that he didn’t know what he would have done had a non-contender claimed him. Retirement also was an option.Four teams — the Saints, 49ers, Seahawks and Chiefs, per ESPN — placed claims on Suggs. Thanks to Kansas City’s early-season losses to Indianapolis, Houston, Green Bay and Tennessee, it had the worst record of the bunch.”Coach (Andy) Reid called me,” Suggs said when asked why he agreed to report to a team not named the Ravens. “It didn’t take much convincing. My biggest fear was that I wouldn’t fit in. And he was like, ’Trust me, you can fit in here.'” (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ef/6c/terrell-suggs-013120-getty-ftrjpg_1m67eaa2vw0kn1ly8u822us0wa.jpg?t=-61178153&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/23/f1/terrell-suggs-013120-getty-ftrjpg_12ift72wfu6cp1khji0g0b2ir4.jpg?t=-61150089&w=500&quality=80 Cut by Cardinals, claimed by ChiefsOn Dec. 13, shortly after the Cardinals announced they had released Suggs, Kingsbury told reporters the decision was mutual. Still, it was considered a surprise.Suggs had signed with Arizona for personal reasons more so than football reasons. Why leave? The team had just three games left in what had become a lost season, and it could have opted to simply let Suggs’ contract expire as 2020 arrived. Why cut him?”As the season’s gone on, out of playoff contention, we wanted to see what we had in some younger players,” Kingsbury explained at the time. “We felt like it was the best move for both parties.” MIAMI — Terrell Suggs sat down at a table, clad in a bright red jersey and a matching red hat. This is what the 37-year-old edge rusher imagined for himself at this point in his NFL career, a fresh look with new colors after he had spent 16 years in Ravens purple and black.The seven-time Pro Bowler shook his head in disbelief, though, when asked by a reporter sitting at the same table whether he could have anticipated that his red hat would feature a Chiefs logo rather than a Cardinals logo, and that his red jersey would feature a Super Bowl 54 patch above his right breast. “I never in a million years at the end of last year,” Suggs said, pausing before continuing. “Y’all would have been like, ‘Yo, you’ll be playing in the Super Bowl with the Chiefs next year.’ … What?!”MORE: SN experts predict and make their picks for Super Bowl 54Suggs spent much of his teenage and early adult football life in Arizona, playing high school ball in a Phoenix suburb and setting records in college at Arizona State. He felt a return to the desert upon the expiration of his Ravens contract would be an ideal way to end what likely will be dubbed a Hall of Fame career, so he joined the Cardinals on a one-year deal in free agency. The plan was going smoothly until Arizona cut him just three weeks before the end of the 2019 regular season.Arizona at the time had just lost its sixth straight game to fall to 3-9-1. Suggs technically had started every game, racking up 5.5 sacks in the process, but his role had been reduced as the year progressed. Needless to say, even though he has played sparingly over the last month and a half in Kansas City, Suggs is relieved to have been picked up by the Chiefs.The relationship is mutually beneficial. Kansas City gets an injection of veteran leadership in its locker room and a situational boost to its pass rush. Suggs gets a trip to the Super Bowl for the second time in his career.This twist of fate occurred quickly. Below is a timeline that details how the Baltimore legend arrived in Kansas City after his 13-game detour in Arizona.End of Ravens careerBy the time Baltimore’s 2018 season ended with a wild-card playoff loss to the LA Chargers, “T-Sizzle” had played in 247 games for the Ravens and recorded a franchise record 132.5 sacks. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft and 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year had never even flirted with free agency.He knew that would change in March of 2019, when the contract extension he signed in 2014 that paid him $28.5 million over four years was set to expire.”You don’t make a decision like that just spur of the moment,” Suggs told Sporting News at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl hotel. “I just kind of lived with it. Put it down, stopped thinking about it for a while. Was a dad.” Reid was right. The Chiefs, who in claiming Suggs agreed to pay the $352,941 left on his Cardinals contract, immediately benefited from his presence. Multiple players during Super Bowl week cited Suggs’ impact from a leadership perspective. On the field, he registered a sack in the Week 17 win over the LA Chargers that earned Kansas City a first-round playoff bye. He batted down a pass in a key moment of the AFC championship game against Tennessee.Now Suggs is back in the Super Bowl, and such an extreme rise in this portion of the rollercoaster he has experienced over the last year still baffles him.”This part is shocking,” a wide-eyed Suggs said, pointing at that Super Bowl patch on his bright red Chiefs jersey. “But it’s been a good shocking.”last_img read more

NFL Combine records: Top 40 times, bench press reps, more

first_imgNothing projects a football player’s ability to perform at the highest professional level quite like a cone-to-cone sprint in his underwear.Enter the 2020 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, where the country’s best college football players converge for their first encounters with NFL franchises ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. NFL Combine records40-yard dash*Electronic timing began in 1999*Record holder: John Ross, WR, 2017Time: 4.22 secondsYeah, but: Running back Bo Jackson reportedly ran a 4.12 at the Combine in 1986. Defensive back Deion Sanders was clocked at 4.2 in 1989.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.Year1.John Ross4.22WR20172.Chris Johnson4.24RB20083.Dri Archer4.26RB20144.Marquise Goodwin4.27WR2013T5.Jacoby Ford4.28WR2010T5.Jalen Myrick4.28CB2017T5.J.J. Nelson4.28WR2015T5.Demarcus Van Dyke4.28DB2011Bench pressRecord holder: Stephen Paea, DT, 2011Repetitions (225 pounds): 49Yeah, but: Paea’s 49 reps were deemed a record in 2011 even though defensive tackle Justin Ernest pumped out 51 reps in 1999.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerRepsPos.Year1.Stephen Paea49DT20112.Mitch Petrus45OL2010T3.Jeff Owens44DT2010T3.Dontari Poe44DT2012T5.Russell Bodine42C2014T5.Harrison Phillips42DT2018T5.Tank Tyler42DL2007MORE: Recalling crazy Combine interview questionsVertical jumpRecord holder: Chris Conley, WR, 2015 / Donald Washington, CB, 2009Height: 45.0″Yeah, but: Safety Gerald Sensabaugh set a Combine record with his 46-inch vertical in 2005, a year before the NFL’s recency cut-off.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerHeightPos.YearT1.Chris Conley45.0WR2015T1.Donald Washington45.0CB20093.Byron Jones44.5CB2015T4.A.J. Jefferson44.0CB2010T4.Obi Melifonwu44.0S2017T4.Juan Thornhill44.0S2019Broad jumpRecord holder: Byron Jones, DB, 2015Length: 12’3″Yeah, but: Jones did more than shatter the Combine record — he set a world record with his jump that dropped jaws at the 2015 event.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerLengthPos.Year1.Byron Jones12’3″CB2015T2.Obi Melifonwu11’9″S2017T2.Emanuel Hall11’9″WR2019T2.Juan Thornhill11’9″S20195.Miles Boykin11’8″WR2019Three-cone drillRecord holder: J.T. Thomas, CB, 2018Time: 6.28 secondsYeah, but: Thomas went undrafted in 2018. He was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent but was cut soon after.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.Year1.Jordan Thomas6.28CB20182.Jeffrey Maehl6.42WR20113.Buster Skrine6.44DB2011T4.Scott Long6.45WR2010T4.David Long6.45CB2019MORE: Stars who overcame terrible Combines20-yard shuttleRecord holder: Jason Allen, CB, 2006 / Brandin Cooks, WR, 2014Time: 3.81 secondsYeah, but: Four players — Kevin Kasper, Deion Branch, Dunta Robinson and Champ Bailey — posted better 20-yard shuttle times before 2006. Kasper’s time of 3.73 remains the best.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.YearT1.Brandin Cooks3.81WR2014T1.Jason Allen3.81CB20063.Bobby McCain3.82CB20154.B.W. Webb3.84CB2013T5.Justin Simmons3.85FS2016T5.Desmond Trufant3.85CB201360-yard shuttleRecord holder: Shelton Gibson, WR, 2017Time: 10.71 secondsYeah, but: … Gibson was fast — no buts about it. He barely edged Brandin Cooks and Avonte Maddox (10.72) for this record.Top five since 2006:RankPlayerTimePos.Year1.Shelton Gibson10.71WR2017T2.Brandin Cooks10.72WR2014T2.Avonte Maddox10.72CB2018T4.Jamell Fleming10.75CB2012T4.Buster Skrine10.75DB2011 MORE 2020 NFL COMBINE:TV schedule | Biggest takeaways from IndyWhether and how much the Combine’s events matter is up for constant debate, but we doubt Byron Jones would have been drafted in the first round in 2015, for example, without his world-record broad jump. Physical attributes, though just one piece of the puzzle that is a player’s pre-draft evaluation, can’t hurt.Below are the best numbers for the core events — 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle — since 2006, or what the league calls “recent” history.The NFL does not keep Combine records, so these marks are unofficial.MORE NFL COMBINE:Notable Wonderlic scores from the pastlast_img read more