After beating Maryland 2–1 and Marquette 1–0, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (5–4–1, 2–1 Big Ten) faced a grueling road test against No. 5 and previously undefeated Michigan State (8–1–2, 2–1 Big Ten). The Badgers stunned the Spartans in overtime through a 96th-minute golden goal from sophomore Alex Alfaro, handing them their first loss of the season.“Huge win against an extremely talented Michigan State team,” Badger Head Coach John Trask said in a conversation with UW Athletics post-match. “They are very well coached. It was a battle.”The first half saw the Badgers struggle to get anything going, managing only one shot. On the other side, the Spartans managed to get off five shots in the half, including two quality chances from their leading goal scorers Ryan Sierakowski and DeJuan Jones. However, they were denied by goalie Dean Cowdroy, who ended the match with five saves and his fifth shutout of the season.Men’s soccer: Badgers grind out road win over Marquette, look toward Michigan StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer (4–4–1, 1–1 Big Ten) claimed their second consecutive road win with a 1–0 victory Read…The second half saw the Badgers manage three more shots compared to two by the Spartans, but either side failed to break through, forcing the game into overtime after 90 minutes of play.In the 6 minute mark of overtime, the Badgers played the ball towards the penalty area of Michigan State. After several deflections and failed clearances from Michigan State, Alfaro took the ball from the edge of the box and struck it with his right foot, sailing it past Spartans goalkeeper Jimmy Hague into the left corner of the goal for his first goal of the season and the winner.Volleyball: Badgers falter in tough matchup versus No. 6 Gophers, Purdue up nextThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team had a tough start to their brutal road trip on Wednesday night. No. Read…“We figured we were going to have to score on that type of play,” Trask said. “Fair dues on the goal, and props to Isaac and Alex for keeping it alive. Great goal by Alfaro—what a timely goal for his first one of the season.”Up next, the Badgers will host a trio of games, including local derbies with Milwaukee (6–3–1, 2–0–1 Horizon) and Green Bay (5–4–1, 2–2–0 Horizon) on Oct. 3 and 10, respectively, with a Big Ten game against Rutgers (2–6–1, 1–3–0 Big Ten) sandwiched in between on Oct. 7.
BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Lucy Buckley – NektanLondon-listed gaming technology specialist Nektan has reached a major milestone in its move to break-even as announced in its unaudited interim results for the six months ending 31 December 2018. The group announced back in January that it was on-course to breaking even in 2019, having reported record KPI growth, new commercial partnerships and progress on its US market foundations. Lucy Buckley, Chief Executive Officer of Nektan, praised the achievement. She commented:“Achieving EBITDA break-even during the period is a key milestone for Nektan and our key focus for the remainder of FY19 is on maintaining and improving profitability. EBITDA break-even was reached due to both increased revenues and operational efficiencies.”The group’s revenues had grown by 48 per cent for the 12 months, totalling just over £13m. Nektan’s progress has been significantly aided through the development of its white-label product, which took the group’s casino portfolio to a record 152 in Europe. Buckley added: “Whilst we believe in our US mobile casino product, and are excited about the macro trends in the market, the proposed sale of the majority shareholding of our US subsidiary is a major contributor to our profitability plan by removing Nektan funding for the US going forward, but retaining a material stake in the emerging US market.“In Europe, Asia and Africa, our emergent B2B division is generating new high margin revenue by licensing our proprietary technology to leading operators. We are successfully attracting major casino and gaming partners as evidenced by our BetVictor launch in October 2018 and post-period end contract win with MoPlay, announced in March 2019. “Nektan is in a strong position to build on the success of the first half of FY19 and we look forward to providing further updates.”While the group remains in ongoing discussions with the UK tax authority regarding a £2.9mln point of consumption tax bill, the group hopes that it will be “ significantly reduced by virtue of the funds received from the equity fundraising and part disposal of Respin”Nektan’s US subsidiary, Respin, had soft launched its proprietary in-venue mobile gaming product with a major US tier-one casino operator and signed a new contract with one of the largest casinos in Palm Springs, California.The gaming technology provider has since recorded an impairment charge in relation to Respin. Currently, a majority stake is being sold for Respin, which is expected to be completed by the end of next month. Share Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 read more
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by Antonio GonzalezAssociated Press Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—The disparity in graduation rates for White and Black players on NCAA tournament-bound men’s basketball teams grew this year, according to a study recently released.The annual report by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida found 45 teams graduated 70 percent or more of their White players, up from 33 teams last year. But only 20 teams graduated at least 70 percent of their Black players, the same as last year.Richard Lapchick, the director of the institute, said the expanding gap is one of higher education’s greatest failures.“The most disturbing thing to me is that the gap continues to widen even though the graduation rates of African-American basketball student-athletes are increasing,” he said.The study noted that graduation rates for Black basketball players are 18 percent higher than for male Black students who are not athletes.“Although we would like to see even greater progress than is being made, we are seeing significant improvement every year,” NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson said in a statement. “The fact remains that intercollegiate athletics is doing a better job on average of closing the graduation success gap between White and African-American male student-athletes than any other component of higher education.”The differences among the four No. 1 seeds in the tournament—Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse—were just as stark.Duke led the top seeds with a 92 percent graduation success rate. Kansas followed at 73 percent, Syracuse at 55 percent and Kentucky at 31 percent.BYU, Marquette, Notre Dame, Utah State, Wake Forest and Wofford were the only teams with 100 percent graduation rates.The five lowest graduation rates were Maryland (8 percent), California (20 percent), Washington (29 percent), Arkansas Pine Bluff (29 percent) and Tennessee (30 percent).“Schools with 40 percent or lower graduation rates are almost overwhelmingly BCS schools,” Lapchick said. “It makes you wonder where the focus is.”The report relies on information provided by the NCAA. It uses graduation success rates and not federal graduation rates, which don’t account for transfer students. The numbers measure six-year graduation rates for the freshman classes that entered college from the 1999-2000 through 2002-03 school years.Dave Czesniuk, director of operations for Northeastern University’s Sport in Society, said the widening gap between Whites and Blacks is usually because of the expectations schools and athletes place on education.“Regardless of race, if education is the most dominant important factor, you will usually see a higher graduation rate,” he said. read more