Taylor set to dominate Central Michigan

first_imgAfter a definitive win against the University of South Florida, the Badgers are set to face off against Central Michigan on Saturday at Camp Randall. In their home opener, the Badgers will look to continue what they did well against USF in order to begin the season with a strong 2-0 record.Football: Five takeaways from week one of Badger FootballThe Wisconsin Badgers started their season Friday night with a statement 49–0 victory against South Florida. In peak Floridian conditions, Read…Primarily, Heisman-hopeful Jonathan Taylor will have a clear opportunity to put on yet another dominating performance against the Chippewas on Saturday. The Chippewas historically struggled mightily to defend against the run throughout their 2018 season.Last year, their defense gave up an average of over 200 rushing yards per game as their team accumulated a measly 1-11 record. The Central Michigan secondary, on the other hand, put on a much more stalwart performance against the air attack, allowing an average of just 150 passing yards per game.The Badgers’ ground game is their clear strength with both the talented — if not extremely experienced — offensive line and the best running back in the nation in Taylor. Due to both of these factors, the Chippewas will be forced to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat defensively if they are to stand a chance at stopping the Badger run attack.Football: Departure of key talent leaves offensive line, backfield searching for replacementsWeek three of the spring position previews shifts focus from Jim Leonhard’s defense to the offensive side of the football, Read…But this does not mean it will be guaranteed smooth sailing for the Badgers in this regard. In their season opener against the University of Albany, the Chippewas managed to hold UA to just under 50 yards rushing for the entire game.UA does not have the Badger offensive line and they certainly don’t have Taylor. Yet this early season performance displays a possible changing of the guard for their defensive capabilities which cannot be ignored by the Badgers as they head into their second week of competition.One of the gaps in performance for the Badgers against USF was their pass coverage. While they prevented the Bulls from scoring through the air or even gaining solid chunks of yardage, part of the reason this occurred was due to multiple early drops by USF receivers on plays that otherwise would have acquired significant yardage.Football: To fuel 2019 season, Badger secondary looking for consistencyAfter last week’s dive into the units of defensive backs and linebackers, this week the focus is on Coach Paul Read…Central Michigan comes into Saturday’s match-up hot off a game in which they had two break-out performances from wide receivers Kalil Pimpleton and Tyrone Scott. Pimpleton went for 40 yards receiving with a touchdown while Scott acquired a team-high: 93 yards receiving as well as two touchdowns.This clearly-talented receiver core for the Chippewas will look to put early pressure on a still-relatively young Badger secondary that initially faltered against USF.In order to keep some of this pressure on their secondary and remain strong on defense, the Badgers will look to continue to push to create turnovers as they did against USF.The Badgers managed to force three turnovers last weekend, one of which produced a defensive touchdown from defensive lineman Matt Henningsen.Even as they marched their way to a 38­­­­–21 victory over UA, the Chippewas coughed up the ball four times on offense, three of which ended up in turnovers. With some propensity to lose possession of the ball already on display, the Badgers will look to exploit an area of play in which they already had a decisive advantage.Despite any perceived weaknesses on the part of the Badgers they are still ultimately favored by 35 points to win their home opener against the Chippewas.What’s most important is for the Badgers put on another impressive performance as they seek to out-do a 2018 season that left much to be desired.last_img read more

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Braille Institute van to visit locally

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Boating classes to start in January NEWHALL – Flotilla 43 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer two boating classes to the public beginning in January. “Coastal Navigation” will be offered from 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesdays, with the basic course beginning Jan. 10 and meeting for six weeks and the advanced course beginning Feb. 21 and meeting for six weeks. “ABC’s of Boating” will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 and meeting for four weeks. All classes will meet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. For information or to register for a course, call the auxiliary at (661) 259-7201 or (661) 268-0143. Nonprofits class set for January 10 CANYON COUNTRY – A workshop for nonprofit groups will focus on how to “Get Organized for the New Year” from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 at the Santa Clarita Valley Resource Center in the city Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Barbara Ricketts, president of LifeStyle Management Associates, will present the workshop. Those who attend will learn about time management, organizing an office and setting priorities. The cost of the workshop is $20 and reservations are required. For information or reservations, call (661) 250-3720 or e-mail info@scvrc.org. Sign-ups to begin at counseling site VALENCIA – St. Francis Counseling Center is offering three new six-week group sessions beginning in January, along with one ongoing session. An Assertive Group will help people learn to communicate to improve personal and professional relationships. This group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 10. An Honoring Your Anger Group will help people develop better self-control and express their anger appropriately. This group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 9. A Navigating Adolescence Group will help teens handle peer pressure, communicate effectively and set healthy boundaries and will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11. The cost for each six-week group session is $30 per week or $150 for the entire session. An ongoing Dual Diagnosis Group will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays to help people who are chemically dependent and who are affected by emotional and mental illness. All of these groups will meet at the counseling center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. To register for one of the sessions, call the center at (661) 294-2880. Author Badr set to sign her books VALENCIA – Local author Jocelyne Badr will sign copies of her book “Alter Idem” from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Set in 19th-century Italy, the book is classified as historical fiction and is loosely based upon Badr’s background. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Badr was educated in a French Catholic school before coming to the United States in 1987. For information, call (661) 259-8942. 23-week Judaism course planned CANYON COUNTRY – “Introduction to Judaism,” a 23-week course covering Jewish history, life cycle, holidays, belief and practice, will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. The course is designed for those interested in conversion or those of Christian or Jewish background who want to understand Judaism at its most basic level. It is free and open to the public. For information, call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Weste to speak on environment VALENCIA – The Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the upper classroom at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. The guest speaker will be Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste, who will speak on the “State of the Environment in Santa Clarita.” For information, call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Senior trips loom for races, casino SANTA CLARITA – The Trips & Tours Department at the Senior Center is offering two day trips next month. A trip to the Santa Anita racetrack will depart at 10:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at a cost of $25. A trip to the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville will depart at 8:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at a cost of $30. To register for either trip, call (661) 259-9444, Ext. 111. Mall, hospital join in walk program VALENCIA – Westfield Valencia Town Center mall and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital have teamed up to provide a mall-walking program for 2006. The mall will be open to walkers from 7 to 10 a.m. daily. Goal-setting is involved in the walking program, and all participants will receive a free pedometer to track their miles. Awards will be given out at this year’s Run For the Health of It 5K Run/Walk held in October at Newhall Memorial. A speaker program will be held at 9 a.m. in the community room at the mall the second Tuesday of each month. The Jan. 10 speaker will be Beth Jenkins, a licensed social worker. For information, call David Sell at (661) 253-8017. Cancer support group at hospital VALENCIA – I Can Cope, an American Cancer Society educational series and support group for cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends, meets twice a month at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. The next meeting will be at noon Jan. 10 in Room 1 of the hospital’s foundation building. Oncologist Alexander Black will discuss “Managing the Effects of Illness and Treatment.” For information, call the cancer society at (661) 298-0886, Option 3. Sign-ups continue for kids’ volleyball VALENCIA – Registration continues for the United States Youth Volleyball League’s spring season. The Valencia program will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Valencia Valley Elementary School. The Saugus program will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Central Park. The eight weeks of volleyball will focus on serving, hitting, setting and spiking as well as the fundamentals of volleyball, including teamwork, sportsmanship and having fun. “Every Child Plays” is the motto of USYVL, which allows kids without prior experience to learn and enjoy the sport. For information on registration and volunteer positions, visit the group’s Web site at www.USYVL.org or call (888) 988-7985. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. The Braille Institute van offers a variety of services for the visually impaired without the time or trouble of visiting the Braille Institute in Los Angeles. Services include the sale of assisting devices, library services registration, resource referrals and more. To meet with a low-vision consultant, make an appointment through the Visually Impaired Assistance Service at the Senior Center by calling John Taylor at (661) 259-9444. Lessons, dance on tap at center NEWHALL – USA Dance Inc., Ventura County Chapter No. 4022, will hold a series of dances in the Santa Clarita Valley. The first dance will be held Jan. 6 at the senior center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. A dance lesson will be offered at 7 p.m. followed by a dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. For information, e-mail a.greycloud@dock.net. last_img read more

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