CUNA to hold elections for Board of Directors

first_imgNominations are now being accepted for eight open director positions on CUNA’s Board of Directors. The deadline for nominations and seconds is Friday, November 6.  In contested elections, voting will begin Nov. 12 and close Dec. 16.Nomination information can be found on CUNA’s website.Each credit union nominee must be an employee or a voting board member of the nominating credit union, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least two other credit unions from the same class and, for Class A and B, district.Directors elected will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA’s Annual General Meeting, to be held virtually on March 2, 2021, during CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference. This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

3 things Dino Babers said at his weekly press conference: Cramps, special teams and injuries in the secondary

first_img Published on September 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Dino Babers held his weekly press conference on Monday ahead of Syracuse’s (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) game against South Florida (2-0) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome at 3:30 p.m.SU is coming off a 62-28 loss to then-No. 13 Louisville on Friday.Here are three things he said.Injured DBs Antwan Cordy and Juwan Dowels are still getting their final checksBabers was unsure of safety Antwan Cordy’s or cornerback Juwan Dowels’ condition. The safety and cornerback both left Friday’s loss to Louisville with injuries. Dowels appeared to hurt his left knee and Cordy appeared to hurt his left wrist/arm.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They’re still getting their final checks so I don’t know exactly where they’re at,” Babers said. “… They could either be coming back soon or it could be a lot later.”The two injuries hit a defensive back group that is already lacking in depth.‘Most’ will be able to halt SU’s pace with injuries like LouisvilleFour separate times — three times in the red zone — Louisville players fell to the ground with leg injuries and cramps, causing stoppages of play and halting SU’s no-huddle drives down the field.Syracuse defensive lineman Steven Clark thought some of the injuries were fake and Babers said after the game that they were why the game took so long (3 hours, 55 minutes).On Monday, Babers explained that referees will ‘always’ side with the players when it comes to potential injuries and that they’re ‘not wrong in doing that.’“Most teams will be able to do that over and over and over again,” he added, referring to slowing down the Orange’s pace with injuries.SU was dominant on special teams against LouisvilleBabers was quick to point out that numerous mistakes were made by his offense and defense in the loss to Louisville. However, he thought SU won the special teams battle and that was a reason it was only a 14-point game heading into the fourth quarter.“We did dominate the special teams part of it so completely,” Babers said.SU punter Sterling Hofrichter had five of his 11 punts go more than 50 yards and landed three inside the 20. None of Louisville punter Mason King’s kicks traveled more than 50 yards.The Orange averaged 17.2 return yards on kickoffs and 2 on punts. The Cardinals averaged 18.2 return yards on kickoffs and 4.3 on punts. Commentslast_img read more

Missed offensive opportunities cost Syracuse in 3-1 loss to No. 7 Robert Morris

first_imgSenior forward Heather Schwarz held the puck at the bottom of the faceoff circle to RMU goaltender Jessica Dodds’ right. Her fellow senior forward and captain Jessica Sibley stood all alone on Dodds left. Schwarz fed Sibley with a clean saucer pass over a sprawled out Colonial defender but Sibley took one second too long to gather and shoot, and Dodds pushed over and kicked Sibley’s try away.The puck made its way to the stick of Robert Morris’ Maeve Garvey, who skated calmly out of the defensive zone and dumped the puck into Syracuse’s empty net.With 90 seconds left, Syracuse had a chance to be tied for first place in the conference with Robert Morris. If Sibley’s shot went in, the game would have been tied with the possibility of overtime. But the opportunity slipped right through.“Sibley was all alone on the backdoor,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said, “and the next thing you know it’s in the back of our net and it’s 3-1.”As the puck crossed the goal line for the final time Friday night, Sibley skated along the boards and bashed her stick into wall. It was just another in a long line of missed opportunities for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Syracuse (9-11-5, 8-3-2 College Hockey America) failed repeatedly to bury the puck in the net, No. 7 Robert Morris (17-2-6, 10-1-2) cashed in on several mistakes by the Orange leading to a 3-1 Colonials win on Friday night. The night was particularly difficult for Sibley and junior forward Stephanie Grossi, who had multiple “grade A” scoring bids throughout the course of 60 minutes.“Like coach Paul (Flanagan) said,” Grossi said, “we all gotta go home and think about what we did wrong today and how can come back.”One of the best chances of the game came when Grossi was in on the forecheck with about 13 minutes remaining in the first period. The puck got caught up in Grossi’s skates mere feet from the RMU net. All alone with the puck, Grossi was able to gather, take aim, and fire.She missed. High and to Dodds’ left.Grossi missed out again in the second period. As she skated in from the left faceoff circle, she fired it low and Dodds easily kicked it away, but right back to the SU junior. While Dodds was out of position, Grossi moved the puck to her backhand and took three quick strides across the crease before flipping a backhand shot into a wide open net.Dodds was able to recover just in time to send it right over the crossbar with the paddle of her stick. As the puck sailed into the glass Grossi tilted her head back in exasperation and the Syracuse bench — sure of the impending goal and on their feet to celebrate — slowly sank back to its seats.“The one open net on the power play is definitely haunting me a little.” Grossi said. “Would’ve liked to put that one in.”Sibley, the team leader in assists, struggled to find the net on a couple of fine chances. With 12:22 left in the second period, the captain found herself on a partial breakaway. But the pass was getting away from her and as she attempted to corral the wayward puck, she stepped on it.With the chance now wasted, the Colonials pounced. Two quick passes and suddenly junior defender Megan Quinn was left to defend a two-on-one chance. Garvey flew towards goalie Abbey Miller with the puck, and Quinn opted to lay out and defend the pass.The second Garvey recognized Quinn was going down, she shot. A dart high and to Miller’s glove side beat the junior and gave Robert Morris the lead. RMU’s second goal was an almost carbon copy of the first, except this time it was Jessica Gazzola burning senior defender Larissa Martyniuk and Miller. Only 1:53 separated the goals.“Getting the puck deep,” Quinn said, “that’s our main concern. There’s a couple times where we had the chance to get the puck deep and we kind of messed around with it on the blue line. Caused us some issues.”Syracuse outperformed Robert Morris in most statistical categories including shots (28-23) and faceoff wins (26-22). But, it seemed for every open net or turnover SU failed to capitalize on, RMU went for the finish move, and got it.“Sometimes you’re the bug, sometimes you’re the windshield.” Flanagan said. Comments Published on January 27, 2017 at 11:13 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Justin Rose wins US Open at Merion to end wait for first major

first_imgJustin Rose clinched his maiden major title to become the first Englishman for 43 years to win the US Open.The 32-year-old won by two shots from now six-time runner-up Phil Mickelson and Jason Day on a gripping final day.Rose, also the first Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo in 1996, fired a level-par 70 to end one over as overnight leader Mickelson carded 74.Australian Day took 71 as England’s Luke Donald (75) collapsed to six over on the treacherous Merion course. Rose, the world number five, looked up to the sky with tears in his eyes after he tapped in his final putt, and admitted later to thinking of his father and long-time mentor Ken, who died from leukaemia in 2002.Mickelson, celebrating his 43rd birthday, needed to birdie the last to force an 18-hole play-off on Monday, but the four-time major champion could only make a bogey five. “It wasn’t lost on me that today was Father’s Day,” said Rose of his gesture when he was presented with the trophy on the 18th green.“A lot of us come from great men and we have a responsibility to our children to show what a great man can be.“For it to all just work out for me, on such an emotional day, I couldn’t help but look up to the heavens and think that my old dad Ken had something do do with it.”Rose, who was born in Johannesburg but brought up in Hampshire, burst onto the wider scene as a 17-year-old amateur when he finished in a tie for fourth in the 1998 Open at Royal Birkdale.He went on to miss 21 consecutive cuts when he joined the paid ranks, before winning his first professional event in 2002. His biggest victory to date was the WGC Cadillac Championship last March. Rose’s previous best major finish was tied-third in the US PGA behind Rory McIlroy last year, while he has had six other top-10s in majors.He becomes the third UK winner of the title in four years after Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (2011) and Graeme McDowell (2010). The last Englishman to lift the US Open was Tony Jacklin, who won by seven shots at Hazeltine, Minnesota, in 1970. Five other Englishmen won the US Open pre-war, while a host of Scotsmen won early editions of the event.Rose first hit the front at the eighth hole as the lead changed hands countless times on a tumultuous final day.Mickelson was seemingly finished after two double bogeys in his first five holes, but the mercurial home favourite holed his second shot for an eagle at the 10th to regain top spot and reignite his challenge. The pair duelled down the notorious final stretch – with Hunter Mahan also sharing the lead at one point – but Mickelson was unable to avenge his Ryder Cup singles defeat by Rose last year and clinch a first US Open title.“For me, it’s very heart-breaking,” said Mickelson, who had previously finished second at the event in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009. “This was my best chance on a golf course I really liked. I felt like this was as good an opportunity as you could ask for and to not do it hurts.” Former world number one Donald, who played alongside Rose, fell away early with three straight bogeys from the third and then a double bogey on the sixth.Open champion Ernie Els (69) and Americans Jason Dufner (67), Hunter Mahan (75) and Billy Horschel (74) ended tied-fourth.World number one Tiger Woods’s challenge was already over before the final round and he ended 13 over after a 74, while second-ranked McIlroy took 76 for 14 over. “I did a lot of things right. Unfortunately I did a few things wrong, as well,” said Woods, chasing a 15th major title and first since 2008. “I struggled with the speed (of the greens) all week.”last_img read more