Tags: Express FCMaroons FCStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop Express are now 7th in the standings (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMaroons FC 1-1 Express FCLuzira Prisons Grounds, LuziraThursday, 03-01-2019LUZIRA – Express FC relinquished a 1-0 lead to draw away to Maroons in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Thursday afternoon.Tony Odur gave Express the lead at the stroke of halftime before Ronald Orombi’s second half strike ensured both sides share the spoils on a chilly afternoon in Luzira.This was Orombi’s second goal for Maroons this season after scoring his first in the 3-2 win over Ndejje almost a week ago.In a game that had few scoring chances for either side, it was Odur who broke the deadlock shortly before the interval.The striker who returned to the team after missing in action in the 2-1 win against Nyamityobora FC tapped into an empty net after Badru Nsubuga has seen his initial effort rattle the cross bar.At the start of the second half, Maroons went all out in search for an equalizer introducing Akena Pius for Herman Wasswa while Ivan Wani later replaced Rashid Agau.Orombi scored the equaliser in the 74th minute when Brian Majwega’s free kick after a foul of Seif Batte, was initially saved by goalkeeper Ronald Mutebi but the robust midfielder was quick to tap home the rebound.The result means Express FC move two slots up on the table to 7th place on 20 points while Maroons FC improve by one place from 13th to 12th on 14 points.In the other day’s game, bottom side-Paidah Black Angels held Nyamityobora to a 0-0 draw at Kakyeka Stadium.The points shared mean that both sides remain unmoved in the standings with Nyamityobora 14th on 9 points while Paidah are still rooted on 6points.Comments
Chelsea’s youngsters will fancy their chances of reaching the FA Youth Cup final after Alex Kiwomya scored late goals to give them a 2-0 victory against Liverpool in the semi-final first leg at Anfield.Kiwomya struck with two minutes remaining and then again in injury time to put his team in a commanding position going into next week’s second leg at Stamford Bridge.He collected the loose ball after skipper Lewis Baker’s shot took a deflection and fired home from 10 yards.And Liverpool were undone again when Jeremie Boga burst across from the left and found Kiwomya, who drilled into the far corner of the net.The game came to life in the second half, with both teams hitting the woodwork before the deadlock was eventually broken.Chelsea full-back Ola Aina saw an effort shave the near post before the Blues went agonisingly close following great work from substitute John Swift.Islam Feruz latched on to Swift’s clever pass and fired against the post, with keeper Ryan Fulton keeping out Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s follow-up.Fulton also saved well to deny Kiwomya and at the other end, Kristoffer Peterson’s shot was pushed on to the post by keeper Mitchell Beeney.It proved to be an important save as the home side then faded and Kimomya showed his potential with a couple of fine finishes.The winners of the tie will face Norwich or Nottingham Forest in the final.See also:Chelsea’s Kiwomya extends loan deal at 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
28 July 2006South African surfers came up trumps in the Red Bull Big Wave Africa, claiming a 1-2-3 finish as John Whittle captured the honours, becoming only the third winner of the event in its eight-year history.The reason for Whittle being only the third winner of the competition was that it requires certain conditions to be run – very special conditions, in fact. They don’t call it a big wave contest for nothing.Thankfully, this year Mother Nature complied with the wishes of the organizers and a huge storm that started off the Antarctic ice-shelf delivered the conditions sought at Dungeons off Hout Bay: waves of at least 15 feet.On Tuesday, the amber alert was given, warning the contestants that conditions with the potential for competition were approaching. On Thursday, it was green for go!Semi-finalsThe four surfers to advance from heat one to the semi-finals were Carlos Burle of Brazil and the South African trio of Sean Holmes – the champion in 2000 – Jason Ribbink, and Andrew Marr.Californian Greg Long, the champion in 2003, failed to make it beyond heat two. Emerging from that encounter with places in the semi-finals were South Africans Chris Bertish and David Smith, Australian Ross Clarke-Jones and and Grant Washburn of the US.Hawaiian star Jamie Sterling progressed from heat three, along with a trio of South Africans: John Whittle, Mickey Duffus and Thomas King Kleynhans.Holmes, Clarke-Jones and Andrew Marr won through from the first semi-final to face Whittle, Bertish and Sterling for the title.SA 1-2-3It proved to be SA all the way with the title on the line as they kept the international surfers at bay to finish first, second and third. John Whittle grabbed victory and glory, Andy Marr took second and Chris Bertish third.Whittle’s first prize was worth a cool R100 000.The Von Zipper Biggest Tube award (worth R5 000), for taking on the biggest barrel, went to another South African, Jason Ribbink, while Andy Marr added to the country’s list of titles by claiming the R25 000 Sensi Threads Biggest Wave award.Jamie Sterling was awarded the R10 000 Billabong Deep Throat Award for pushing the limits the most during the contest.DungeonsThe Dungeons reef, the first sea bottom that the ocean swells hit on their path shore-wards, has the ability to produce the biggest waves in Africa.The swells, generated across the South Atlantic Ocean, hit the Dungeon Reefs and rear up into giant right-hand breaking waves for brave souls to attempt to ride.Apart from the enormous waves, a few other elements to add to the mix of bravery needed to tackle Dungeons: ice-cold water, thick undulating kelp beds that cover the inside waters, and abundant sea life – including a few sharks that prey on the local seal colony. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Young girls smile, enjoying last year’s successful Reach for dream Slipper Day. (Image: Reach for a Dream)For one day people can swap stilettos, brogues or sneakers for cosy slippers in the name of helping a gravely ill child.Reach for a Dream Foundation’s Slipper Day calls on ordinary citizens to make a difference by just donating R10 for a sticker to allow people to go to work on 5 August 2016 wearing slippers.This nationwide campaign has grown quickly since its inception in 2011. At first it was a provincial campaign when it amassed R175 000 in KwaZulu-Natal. In 2012 it went national and managed to raise R1.3-million. In 2015 it collected a staggering R3.5-million.According to Reach for a Dream’s website Slipper Day is a “fun initiative that creates awareness for the foundation, whilst raising funds to make more dreams a reality for children fighting life-threatening illnesses”.Bronwyn Feldwick-Davis, the foundation’s marketing manager said Slipper Day is successful because it gets all South Africans involved for as little as R10.“The thought of a child battling for their life when they should be enjoying the most magical time of their lives, their childhood, is something that most citizens feel compassion and empathy towards.”Julia Sotirianakos, CEO at the foundation said Slipper Day provides people an easy way to do something good and support children fighting life-threatening illnesses.“Even during tough economic times you can make a difference with just R10 and doing something fun with your feet,” she said.“By wearing your slippers on Slipper Day, you can help to bring dreams to life and if we can make dreams come true, we can instil hope in a child which will help them to continue fighting.”This year the foundation hopes to sell 650 000 stickers, which will almost double its fundraising total from 2015.Stickers can be bought at Reach for a Dream branches, as well as in Wimpy or Pick ‘n Pay stores nationwide.Reach for a Dream has been helping children and teens battling life-threatening illnesses since 1988. Whether it’s a surprise birthday party, a laptop, shopping sprees or meeting their favourite personality, the foundation has been making dreams come true.
The multistory brick home in Frederick, Maryland, is an “amazing property that deserves to be lived in and preserved,” says a Green Building Advisor reader who calls himself Joe Schmo. Its Achilles heel is a heating and cooling system that costs thousands of dollars a year to operate.The system consists of an oil-fired boiler that supplies radiators with steam, two air-source heat pumps that provide air conditioning, and back-up electric resistance heat. There’s a 4-ton unit in the basement for the first floor, and a 3-ton unit in an attic that serves the second floor.The 4,200-square-foot house is “surprisingly tight (relative of course), considering its age,” Schmo writes in a Q&A post at Green Building Advisor, “but my objective is to use the steam radiator/oil system only as a back up due to the large costs and safety concerns associated with using it.”Adding insulation in the exterior walls doesn’t look like an option, although Schmo may add insulation in the attic. But more efficient heating and cooling equipment is definitely on his list. Schmo plans to replace the older air-source heat pumps with new 5-ton models.“In this day and age, I think a well-distributed, high-efficiency system — e.g. dual unit, dual zone heat pumps — should be able to save us money over the oil-fired boiler and electric back up, no?” Schmo writes. His question is the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Sell the house and move? Nope.Faced with daunting heating bills, Schmo could always sell the house and buy something less expensive, AJ Builder says. Or consider a ground-source heat pump that, while expensive, might be eligible for subsidies. “Did you know that your utility bills were going to be $20,000 annually when you purchased?” he asks. “And you figured when you purchased that somehow after the fact you could add in the cost of changing to heat pumps?”According to AJ Builder, whole house air-source heat pumps are not going to save Schmo a lot of money. “Your best way to save would be to sell that home and buy something that has lower costs,” he advises.That’s not on the table, says Schmo. “I could live in a shipping container, too, but I won’t,” he replies. “I could do a lot of things, but selling a dream home that I just purchased is hardly a prudent move… It is an historic property that has stood many times longer than most houses being built today will. It’s a challenge, but one worth attempting, considering it really is a matter of transitioning it from 19th century thinking to today’s.”Schmo is a little surprised at some of the suggestions he’s been given at GBA. “For instance, we might able to install two new high-efficiency 16-SEER air-source heat pumps and a rooftop solar array for less than or about the same as a geothermal system and reduce both the electric expense overall as well as fossil fuel usage,” says Schmo. “I guess my question is whether anyone has a better idea.” RELATED ARTICLES Sharpen your pencil and do the mathDorsett would start with a heat load calculation. Otherwise, he says, Schmo won’t know whether the heat pumps he has in mind will do the job.On a mid- or late-winter oil fill-up, look up the number of heating-degree days that occurred since the last fill, Dorsett says. That information should be available from a website called Degree Days.net. “Then we can figure out from fuel use against degree-days and the boiler’s efficiency approximately how much heat pump it takes to get you there,” he says.With Schmo reporting extremely inexpensive electricity (5.4 cents per kWh vs. $4.30 a gallon for fuel oil), Dorsett says he’d save money by replacing the steam heating system with electric resistance heat.Electricity at $0.054 per kWh is $15.91 per million BTU (MMBtu), Dorsett writes. If Schmo were paying the Maryland statewide average of $0.1348/kWh, it would be $39.51/MMBtu.A ducted heat pump system with an average coefficient of performance (COP) of 1.5 would mean heating costs of $26.34/MMBtu, he adds, while a “better class” ductless minisplit with a higher COP could reduce costs to about $10/MMBtu.At the price Schmo is paying for oil, and assuming a burner operating at an efficiency of 85%, it costs $36.66/MMBtu, “That’s barely cheaper than resistance-electricity at the average Maryland price.”“In reality with the standby and distribution losses of the steam system, it would probably be slightly cheaper to go with resistance electricity at the state average price,” Dorsett says. “With 5-cent electricity you’d be paying well under half for heating than you are with oil. At a more typical 70-75% net operating efficiency, your output per gallon is really more like 100,000 BTU/gallon, or 10 gallons/MMBtu, for a heating cost of about $43/MMBtu.” Green Heating OptionsHeat Pumps: The BasicsCooling OptionsInsulating Old Brick Buildings Zoned heating can help, tooDan N.’s experience with an old house in New Jersey of roughly the same size as Schmo’s also suggests that zoned heating can lead to big savings.Dan N. swapped his oil boiler for a natural gas unit, and increased the number of heating zones from one to five. “I heat the rooms I need to heat, when I need to heat them, and the smaller loops are a lot more efficient and heat a lot more evenly,” he says. “When the house was on one loop, the last few rooms on the loop were barely warm and the first few rooms were hot.”His heating bills went from as much as $6,000 a year to less than $1,000. Get natural gas if you canKevin Dickson recommends that Schmo look into a conversion from oil to natural gas, especially if there’s no way of adding insulation in the walls. “Gas looks to be cheaper than conventional heat pump heat for now and many years to come,” Dickson writes.He suggests that Schmo take a look at an online forum called HeatingHelp.com. The site has thousands of threads, and whole sections devoted to steam and oil heating.Schmo says that natural gas is not currently available at the house, and even if it were, it would mean combustion products inside the house, which he’d like to avoid if possible. But if saving money is the object, converting to gas is indeed attractive.“If your house is on the gas grid, the cheapest solution would be to install a conversion burner,” writes Dana Dorsett, “which would cut your source-fuel BTU cost by half. The efficiency as a system may still be pretty low, though — some steam systems operate at less than 50% net efficiency.”Dan N. adds that gas suppliers can sometimes be convinced to run new lines to neighborhoods where demand is high. “I know they did in my parents’ neighborhood after enough people on the block made a commitment to convert to gas,” he says, “but it takes someone on the block to get people interested in change. Something to think about.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s what GBA technical director Peter Yost had to say:It certainly is a beautiful historic home. And I bet all that heat that has been pumped through the building enclosure all these years is a significant part of its drying scheme.If there was ever a candidate for a comprehensive, detailed, building performance audit, this is it. It’s very tough to make sound recommendations when we don’t know the real performance properties of the building, especially when possibilities mentioned involve both mechanical (space conditioning system) and building enclosure (attic insulation) options.I can’t tell you the number of older homes with performance problems I have been asked to look at where a building performance audit before the energy upgrade would have resulted in a completely different and more successful energy upgrade.And just about number one on the problem list is adding attic insulation without resolving sources of moisture and big air leaks connecting the attic and basement. I can’t of course say this applies to this home given just the two photos, but it also would not surprise me to find sources of moisture in a stone foundation and either a dirt or concrete floor without capillary break or vapor barrier and multiple full-building height chases.In any energy upgrade, both mechanical and building enclosure improvements should be part of a quantitative evaluation. But just as important as assessing the home’s energy performance is evaluating the way it handles moisture and this hygrothermal approach (combined heat and moisture) is exactly what a whole building performance audit entails.So, include both building enclosure and mechanical options in any energy upgrade and evaluate both heat and moisture flows to ensure that the energy upgrade solution includes and manages moisture as well.
If the poor play continues for these three upperclassmen, it may be time to give a younger corner such as Harper or Williams a shot at some playing time. We’ll learn a lot in a few weeks against Tech in Stillwater.SafetiesThis group, for my money, has played a bit better than the corners. Tre Flowers has been solid, especially lately, racking up eight tackles against Iowa State, to go with two breakups. He continues to be a physical presence at 6’3 and 200 lbs., and will be much needed in the upcoming Big 12 tilts.Senior Jordan Sterns has been a monster in the secondary and helping the running game, with an astounding 39 tackles (12 against Texas!), even missing the Iowa State game. The 2015 All-Big 12 second-teamer is well on his way to an all league honor this year, and the Cowboys will need him to be healthy and at his best if they are to have any shot at the Big 12 title, playing the slew of impressive QB’s they’ll see to end the year.The Pistols Firing Blog staff gave the secondary an aggregate grade of C+, which is the lowest for any positional group on the team. This looks to be the weakest link on the team, and if they play anything like they did the first six games of the season, this Cowboys team will lose several more games, no matter how many they score.I’m concerned about this group but if they can find a way to pull it together and tighten things up, this defense will look completely different and could keep the Cowboys in the Big 12 title race well into November.Secondary Grade: C Alright, take a deep breath and grab an ice cold Coop… because we need to talk about the secondary. Six games in, and I don’t think there’s any doubt which of the positional groups has struggled the most in 2016. The Cowboys, for the most part, roll with two redshirt senior cornerbacks, a junior corner, a RS junior safety, and a senior safety, so lack of experience is not an excuse. Let’s start with the corners, the guiltiest party.CornerbacksComing into this season, I think the combination of a healthy Ashton Lampkin, Ramon Richards in his third season, and grad transfer Lenzy Pipkins (fun to say) seemed like a potentially solid group. They’ve had a boatload of starts between the three of them, and we even had two promising newcomers getting praise from Gundy himself behind them, in Rodarius Williams and Madre Harper.But through six games, this group ranks 103rd nationally in passing yards allowed, at 270 per game, and 14.34 per attempt. Yuck. This is a stat that Glen Spencer may be losing sleep over, because West Virginia, Texas Tech, TCU, and Oklahoma remain on the back end of this schedule. It’s also a group that has just four picks in six games.Lampkin, Richards, and Pipkins have all had their share of the blame, but perhaps the most jarring game of the season was Baylor. Ish Zamora continued his 2016 lifestyle theme of beating anything alive within 50 yards of him to a pulp for the world to see.Additionally, Lampkin and Richards both got beat multiple times on fairly basic double moves, which was kind of shocking for two guys that had multiple years of starting experience in the Big 12. Here’s one of them, with Chris Platt leaving Lampkin in his dust. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
OverviewProgress is the goal for 2nd year coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks as they continue to undertake what the Kansas City Star called “college football’s greatest challenge”. The last two trips to Lawrence have required a 99 yard return by the Cheetah and JW Walsh holding off a late KU surge for a couple of close wins. Through the first half of the year, 2016 hasn’t been great to KU losing a heartbreaker to TCU and getting blown out by Baylor and the Memphis Tigers. While KU has some talented players, points per drive is often an good indicator of team performance, and KU is 115th in the country with -1.47 net points per drive (meaning they are outscored on a regular basis). OffenseThe Jayhawks bring a familiar spread offense this week, most often splitting four wide receivers out and at times bringing in a tight end. Not a particularly potent group, the passing attack has been stronger as they’re nearly in the top third of the country (45th) averaging 255 yards per game (8th in the Big 12). The rushing attack hasn’t been quite as prolific where they average under 85 yards per game in conference play. Ultimately, the power in the offense lies in a couple of playmakers on the perimeter who are counted on to do the heavy lifting. For the third straight week, OSU faces the possibility of another two-quarter back attack as sophomore Ryan Willis took over the starting position in game 5 for the veteran dual-threat Montell Cozart who couldn’t get things going. Willis is more of a pocket passer while Cozart doesn’t have a problem making plays with his feet. Willis has the arm to make a lot of good throws but a couple of things have plagued him: Coach Beaty talked recently about how he’s still learning the offense and having trouble interpreting defenses as a result, and thrown six interceptions (and lost a fumble) in his past two games. To highlight this, the Jayhawks are 127th (out of 128) in the FBS for turnover margin with 12 interceptions and 10 fumbles lost on the year giving the other team nearly two extra possessions a game (-1.83 margin). Cozart hasn’t played a snap since he was benched against Texas Tech but could make an appearance as KU searches for a spark. Whoever is throwing the ball has a couple of quality receivers that Lawrence hasn’t seen in a while in junior transfer LaQuvionte Gonzalez and sophomore Steven Sims, Jr. who has three 100 yard games this year. Gonzalez returns kicks, punts and plays out wide where they put him in motion, hit him on quick hitches and run him downfield. Sims, Jr. has five scores on the year and is averaging 16.18 yards a catch, on pace for a solid season. The Jayhawks throw it around some with five receivers with double digit catches and tight end Ben Johnson has been a part of the gameplan at times. At running back, Ke’Aun Kinner returns for his senior season after leading the team last year but the backfield is a committee with sophomore Taylor Martin and the freshman Khalil Herbert. Martin is perceived as the fastest, most explosive back and Herbert had an awful slippery run against Baylor last week. The rushing attack hasn’t been that strong as Kenner leads the team with 264 yards rushing. The offensive line has contributed it’s fair share to the offensive struggles (as we understand far too well). The returning starter at left tackle prematurely retired as a result of concussions and the next man up was a true freshman in Hakeem Adeniji. Senior D’Andre Banks at right tackle is the elder statesmen in the group, but there’s not a lot of experience across the board for a unit often perceived as a weakness. DefenseThe defense is definitely the stronger side of the ball for the Jayhawks, evidenced by how they held the prolific Seth Russell to 144 yards on 9/22 passing for the game (worth noting that he was pulled before halftime). While the Bears were able to run the ball well, gashing the unit for 250 yards, the defense is constantly put in tough positions with the offense’s tendency to turn the ball over frequently and seems to be more solid than the numbers would show. The Jayhawks did a solid job at home slowing down a prolific TCU offense that averaged 43.4 points per game to only 24. Even more impressive was the nine tackles for loss the Jayhawks tallied; this defense can be aggressive. KU is 14th in FBS with 51 tackles for loss. Ends Dorace Armstrong, Jr. and Cameron Rosser are one of the most productive pairs in college football and experts at dragging down ball carriers behind the line of scrimmage, combining for 13 tackles for loss. Armstrong averages a sack each game and is really the standout on this defense. These stats are made possible by tackle Daniel Wise, who made the ESPN Mid-Season All Big 12 team where he was noted as one of the more disruptive players in the conference.Senior linebacker Marcquis Roberts, a transfer from South Carolina, was productive last year with 71 tackles and a pick-six, giving some leadership to the defense. Courtney Arnick has filled in well for injured captain Joe Dineen, Jr., pulling down four tackles for loss and seems to be nearly always around the ball. Another leader is team captain Fish Smithson, the perennial leading tackler for the team. The senior safety has a couple of interceptions and leads the team with 32 tackles. True freshman corner Mike Lee is an impact player who was a late qualifier and the four star recruit left behind offers from Georgia, Texas, A&M, Mizzou and Texas Tech to come help the KU secondary right away. The key to this game could be turnovers. If KU continues at an FBS leading rate and OSU continues to force turnovers at a rate near the top of the conference, the odds are slim the Jayhawks pull the upset. A few sophomores on the roster (Sims, Jr., Armstrong, Wise, Rosser, Martin) look to be impact players and building blocks for Jayhawk teams of the future. Overall, former Texas high school football coach Beaty and the Jayhawks are trying to rebuild a losing culture with an influx of talent from Texas high schools (more than half of 2016 class was from TX) and solid team speed. Nobody expects the Jayhawks to be ranked but getting out of ESPN’s weekly “Bottom 10” would be progress. Beaty should have at least another year or two to do that unless he very unfortunately hits the most popular person in Kansas with his car. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Oklahoma State scored seemingly at will on Thursday evening in the Alamo Bowl and pummeled Colorado on defense. Mike Yurcich called one of the best games of his career. Glenn Spencer pushed every correct button. The result was one of the best wins of the last few years over a top 10 team in a bowl game.Here is a look back at some of the best plays from Thursday night. El Presidente. pic.twitter.com/iR21SdKgbB— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 30, 2016 What a hit. What a night. pic.twitter.com/QH6hbhSlEq— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 30, 2016 Joe Bob loves that 4th down stop. https://t.co/WlPi30cWnJ— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 30, 2016 Dimes on dimes on dimes. pic.twitter.com/Z2cggctOOA— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 30, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Wide receiver Jhajuan Seales has signed with sports management firm Sports Priority as he looks forward to his opportunities at the next level.Seales is coming off the best season of his career, amassing 615 yards and four touchdowns, but has been a contributor since his freshman year where he grabbed 39 catches for 571 yards and three scores.With 1,785 yards, Seales knocked Josh Cooper of out the top 10 of all-time OSU leading receivers. James Washington is still working on his career list but Seales can hang in the top 10 of departed Cowboys until after next season.Seales has the skill set to play at the next level. The immense pool of receiver talent OSU has been blessed with is partly to blame for Seales not putting up even bigger numbers. I’ve always thought he could be the number one or two option for a lot of other teams.We would like to welcome @Jseales_OSU81 (Jhajuan Seales, WR Oklahoma State University) to the Priority Sports family! pic.twitter.com/yrETTgTFAD— Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) January 9, 2017Priority Sports’ client list includes NFL stars of the likes of Mike Evans and Kirk Cousins, as well as NBA players like Bradley Beal, Gordon Hayward and Taj Gibson.The same agency is also representing current prospects Josh Dobbs from Tennessee and Sefo Liufau from Colorado, who Seales played against in the Alamo Bowl.
It’s never too early to talk some early college football lines, and that’s just what everyone was doing this week as Odds Shark and South Point Casino came out with several early CFB lines for the first week of the season and beyond. Here are the OSU-related ones. September 9TCU-6Arkansas October 28Oklahoma State-5West Virginia All of this looks fairly reasonable. I’d love to jump on OSU -17 if gambling was legal. I think right now I’d also like to take OSU -1 against OU. This season has “OSU will win at home and lose the Big 12 title rematch to OU and OU will go to the CFB Playoff” written alllllll over it.Here are some other Big 12 lines of note. September 16USC-12Texas August 31Oklahoma State-17Tulsa While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. November 4TCU-5Texas September 16Oklahoma State-4.5Pitt DateFavoriteLineUnderdog November 4Oklahoma-1Oklahoma State October 14Oklahoma-8Texas DateFavoriteLineUnderdog November 11Baylor-7Texas Tech I’m in on tOSU -8 and USC -12. Both of those teams will dust OU and Texas at that point in the season, I think. Also like Baylor -7. All the favorites! September 9Ohio State-8Oklahoma