Frogs have tough but winnable regional

first_img Previous articleJMBLYA breaks record at Dallas festivalNext articleTCU shuts out Oral Roberts in NCAA opener Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin printOn a gloomy, grey weekend in Fort Worth, the TCU Horned Frog baseball team is set to begin the final stages of its march to the College World Series.TCU (42-15, 16-10 Big 12) is trying to make it to Omaha for the third consecutive year, and the fourth time in the last seven years.The Frogs have been paired with Arizona State, Gonzaga, and Oral Roberts in the Fort Worth regional, held from Friday to Sunday at Lupton Stadium.How they got hereIn the past, head coach Jim Schlossnagle’s teams have been known for their dominant pitching staffs, with names like Preston Morrison, Brandon Finnegan, and Riley Ferrell taking the mound for the Frogs.This year, especially in the Big 12 Tournament, a rotating cast of pitchers hobbled by injuries and inconsistency have relied on the offense to provide run support at higher levels.And the bats have delivered.Led by freshman phenom Luken Baker, who leads the team with a .484 on-base percentage and currently holds a 29-game hitting streak, the Frogs are getting on base at high rates and providing their pitchers with all the help they need.The Frogs won 24 games by more than 5 runs this season, and were 20-0 when scoring over 10 runs.Baker assaulted the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark’s left field scoreboard with 4 home runs in the Big 12 Tournament, including a 10th inning walk-off winner in the title game against West Virginia that gave the Frogs their 2nd Big 12 title in 3 years.Still, the freshman said he’s not dwelling on past success.“Coach has really talked to us and taught us how to never have a high and never have a low,” Baker said Thursday. “It’s just playing baseball.”A large part of the mentality of not trying to ride a wave of momentum may come from Schlossnagle’s view on the unpredictability of postseason baseball, which he outlined Thursday.“It’s never about the best team, it’s about the team that plays the best game that day,” Schlossnagle said. “That’s why I think postseason college baseball is as exciting of a brand of college athletics as there is.”“So many things can change. You can be the number one seed in the country and not make it to Omaha, and you can be the 4 seed in a regional and be in the loser’s bracket right out of the gate, like Fresno State was, and win the national championship.”TCU will “just play baseball” next against Oral Roberts University tonight at 6:30 p.m. No changes due to weather have been announced, although the teams couldn’t take the field at Lupton Stadium for open practice yesterday.Arizona State Sun DevilsASU comes in to Fort Worth as the second seed in the regional. The Sun Devils went 34-21 on the year and were 16-14 in the Pac-12.Arizona State brings a strong pitching staff, led by ace Seth Martinez, who sports a 9-3 record and a 2.08 ERA, the lowest of any starter in the Fort Worth regional.Offensively, the Sun Devils are led by junior infielder David Greer. Greer has a .344 batting average and is tied for the team lead with 8 home runs.ASU doesn’t score in bunches, having put 10 runs on the board just 5 times this season. What’s more important  for them is scoring first — they’re 28-5 when they take the first lead of the game, and 6-16 when their opponents score first.Gonzaga Bulldogs — a familiar faceThis is the second trip that Gonzaga has made from Spokane to Fort Worth this season. The Bulldogs dropped a season series 1-2 to TCU in March.Gonzaga is 35-19 on the year and went 18-9 in the WCC. They’re the third seed in the Fort Worth regional.Gonzaga has a solid cast of hitters, including Tyler Frost and Taylor Jones, who can hit for a mix of power and average.Still, the Bulldogs rely on their pitching staff for wins. Gonzaga is 25-3 when their opponents score fewer than 5 runs.Oral Roberts Golden EaglesTCU’s opponent in the first game rides in on a 3 game win streak, including a 14-1 win over IPFW in the Summit League conference championship.ORU, the fourth and final seed, was 38-19 during the season and 22-8 in conference. Their offense was led by sophomore catcher Matt Whatley, who has a .468 on-base percentage and is tied for the team lead with 8 home runs.Their pitching staff is solid from top to bottom. They enter the regional with a 3.90 overall ERA.TCU’s Schlossnagle said he’s anticipating a tough matchup from the Golden Eagles.“I have a tremendous amount of respect for their program,” Schlossnagle said. “We know that they have an incredible amount of NCAA tournament experience.”“I promise you, there are 15 other host sites that, when they saw Oral Roberts was coming here, they breathed a sigh of relief,” he said.Gonzaga and Arizona State will play the opening game of the regional at 2 p.m. Friday. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Grant McGalliard Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. 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Bahrain : Bahraini court confirms Nabeel Rajab’s five-year jail term

first_img March 17, 2021 Find out more January 2, 2019 Bahrain : Bahraini court confirms Nabeel Rajab’s five-year jail term BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Online freedoms ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News October 14, 2020 Find out more Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest to go further RSF condemns the harshness of this latest sentence in the strongest possible terms, as well as the iniquity of the proceedings that led to it, and urges the Bahraini authorities to free Rajab at once. BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Online freedoms ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression News Follow the news on Bahraincenter_img He previously received a separate two-year prison sentence in July 2017 on a charge of  disseminating “rumours” and “false news” for criticizing the Bahraini authorities in TV interviews. RSF_en German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Rajab, who heads the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and has been held since June 2016, received the sentence on 21 February for tweets criticizing conditions in Bahrain’s Jau prison and the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the decision by Bahrain’s court of cassation on 31 December to reject citizen-journalist and human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal against his five-year jail sentence and reiterates its call for his immediate and unconditional release. News June 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation A total of 15 journalists and bloggers are currently detained in connection with the provision of news and information in Bahrain, which is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more

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Regulation Vs. Added Costs

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Is it the CFPB or BCFP? A change in the name of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) was among the initial slew of changes that the agency’s Acting Director, Mick Mulvaney, recommended after taking over from Richard Cordray, who was Director of the agency under the Obama administration. Since then, the name change has caused some confusion among regulators as well as the industry that the agency regulates.Earlier this year, the agency changed its name and logo to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. In April, speaking at an industry event, Mulvaney cited the Dodd-Frank Act which names the Bureau as the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection—saying, “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau does not exist.”By June, the Bureau had also flipped its logo in its front lobby to reflect the new name. Yet, the name change remains a gray area for the industry the BCFP regulates.Now an article in The Hill has said that an internal BCFP analysis revealed the cost of the name change to the agency as well as the industry it regulates. According to the article, the name change could cost banks, mortgage providers, payday lenders, and credit card companies a total of approximately $300 million to update their internal databases, regulatory filings, and disclosure forms with the new name to comply with the rules.While it remains to be seen whether Kathleen Kraninger, whose nomination as BCFP’s new Director is set to face a Senate vote later this week, would follow through with the plan, the analysis said that BCFP plans to update its website to reflect the name change by March 2019. The Hill also said that it could take several months or years to implement the rebranding in federal regulations charged to it.”An agency analysis estimated that the changes necessary to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and certain mortgage regulations would cost firms $100 million for each rule,” the article said. “The CFPB cited a 2010 cost-benefit analysis of agency name-changes in its internal report.”Additionally, the analysis found that the name change would cost BCFP between $9 million and $19 million in updating its internal material and website. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago December 5, 2018 1,538 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Banking BCFP CFPB Kathy Kraninger loans Mick Mulvaney mortgage payday lending Richard Cordray The Hill 2018-12-05 Radhika Ojha Share Save Tagged with: Banking BCFP CFPB Kathy Kraninger loans Mick Mulvaney mortgage payday lending Richard Cordray The Hill Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Regulation Vs. Added Costs Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Regulation Vs. Added Costs About Author: Radhika Ojha Previous: A Closer Look at Hispanic Homeownership Next: The Impact of Price Trends on Mortgage Defaults Subscribelast_img read more

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