Podcast: Nebraska Edition

first_imgSports editors Eric Kohlbeck and Chris Bumbaca sat down to discuss a huge weekend for Wisconsin athletics on this week’s sports podcast from The Badger Herald.The two talked about the No. 22 Wisconsin vs. No. 11 Nebraska football game and the Heisman hopefuls that will take the field Saturday at Camp Randall.http://badgerherald.com/sports/2014/11/13/nebraska-returns-to-uw-with-first-place-up-for-grabs/The No. 3 Wisconsin men’s basketball team also returns to action this weekend, where they will raise the banner from their magical 2014 Final Four run before theirregular season opener against Northern Kentucky.Badgers to raise banner from Final Four, open non-conference playAfter what was a long, hype-filled summer following a Final Four run last season, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team is Read… Women’s soccer also takes to the pitch at the McClimon Soccer Complex in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as they take on DePaul.last_img read more

Ibro Basaric Bisi broke the Guinness World Record

first_imgIbro Basaric Bisi, the young cyclist from Capljina, broke the Guinness record in bicycle riding at the last point on a 100-meter long track in USRC Midhat Hujdur Hujka in Mostar. The selector of the National football team of BiH Mehmed Bazdarevic attended the record breaking as the official timekeeper.“The previous record was 12.74 seconds and I set a new record of 12,554, which is a lot better, and I am very pleased with this because I managed to realize what I planned,” said Ibro Basaric.Basaric was breaking this record before, but the time was not recognized due to technical details. The weather conditions were not favorable for the new recorder since the wind blew in an unfavorable direction and made it harder for him to drive.Before the race, Basaric said that he did not prepare for this attempt since he spent most of his time preparing the start. Until today, a twenty-two-year-old Austrian Austin Stock held this record, and he achieved the time of 12.74 seconds.Ibro is engaged in these specific versions of cycling sports for 7 years now, and he is driving a specially crafted BMX. After this record breaking, he is planning a number of other records as well.Mehmed Bazdarevic, the selector of the National football team of BiH, played an important role in this record breaking as well, and he was supposed to officially confirm that the record was broken.“I am happy for this record because our child, our man, managed to break this record. This kind of success, this step forward, needs to be supported, and we wish him numerous other successes,” said selector Bazdarevic.(Source: R. D./Klix.ba)last_img read more

DeSantis Orders Bars, Nightclubs to Close for 30 Days; Universities to Finish Semester Online

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he will sign an executive order to close all bars and nightclubs in Florida for the next 30 days, in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. The closure begins Tuesday at 5 p.m.DeSantis said restaurants can remain open, although they can only have 50 percent capacity to allow patrons to maintain social distancing. The tables must be six feet apart.The governor is also asking the board of governors for state universities to finish the semester with online classes. The state university system has cancelled all spring graduation ceremonies.DeSantis does not plan to order that beaches be closed, but is instead leaving that decision up to local governments.According to health officials, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida is 192, including six deaths, two of which occurred at an assisted living facility in Broward County, which DeSantis referred to as the “epicenter” of the outbreak in Florida during Tuesday’s press conference.last_img read more