NAFCU’s Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference begins today at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco with a pre-conference workshop and a welcome reception.The pre-conference workshop will be led by NAFCU Executive Vice President and COO Anthony Demangone. The workshop offers board members an overview of understanding different financial statements as well as the opportunity to earn credits for the NAFCU Certified Volunteer Expert program.NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger will kick off the week’s presentations tomorrow with a welcome address and a Washington and Industry Update on current legislative and regulatory news and its impact on credit unions. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Despite recent struggles for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (8-18, 4-10 Big Ten), discouragement is the last thing on head coach Bobbie Kelsey’s mind as the Badgers prepare for their final two opponents of the season.Although the Badgers have dropped five consecutive Big Ten games, Kelsey seemed upbeat at her Monday press conference while the team prepares for a showdown Thursday night on the road against the Indiana Hoosiers (5-22, 0-14).Although the Badgers have hit a rough patch, Kelsey has been encouraged by her team’s attitude.“I am proud of our team from last night’s game (68-59 loss at Nebraska),” Kelsey said. “We were down a lot but didn’t give up. We persevered in the face of adversity. It is very encouraging when you don’t give up. This group has a lot of pride and wants to do well.”One surprise that’s emerged as of late is freshman point guard Lacia Gorman, who’s caught the eye of Kelsey lately and is starting to adjust to the college game.Although it’s been a challenge to find her place on the court, Gorman has shown promising development the last two games, scoring 19 points over the recent stretch for Wisconsin. UW’s head coach has taken notice of Gorman’s improvement and had encouraging words about her young point guard.“Lacia did a great job,” Kelsey said. “She has been coming on as of late and has gained a lot of confidence these last two games. She can handle the ball and has a lot of upside to her. It carries a lot of responsibility to be a point guard.”The Badgers will look to build momentum as they end the regular season this week with matchups at Indiana Thursday night and a home game against Illinois Sunday. It’s an important stretch for a team that is looking for a spark heading into the Big Ten Tournament.Wisconsin’s game against Indiana poses a lot of challenges, starting with the fact that Indiana has yet to win a conference game and is hungry to get its first Big Ten victory.“Indiana is scary because we don’t want to be the first team to lose to them,” Kelsey said. “They don’t have anything to lose, and we cannot take them for granted. We are not looking at it as an easy game. This is an important stretch for our team because you always want to play well going into a tournament and have the confidence to know you can play with anyone.”As the Badgers’ season winds down, there have been a lot of good memories to reflect on. Sunday will be a special day as the seniors play their final home game at the Kohl Center.Entering the season, Kelsey didn’t know what to expect. She said that things could go very well or very badly. Taking over a new group and a new program is tough for most coaches; however, she praised the leadership of her seniors.“I am so grateful to the seniors from day one,” Kelsey said. “It was almost like having 12 freshmen at the beginning of the year. I have to credit the group and their maturity to accept someone they don’t know.”After accepting the coaching position, Kelsey knew she wasn’t going to inherit a Stanford-caliber team. She understood that the transition was not going to be easy and that hard work would be critical in building a record of success.Kelsey, who was previously an assistant coach for four seasons at Stanford, helped lead the Cardinal to a 137-14 record and four consecutive Final Fours. Her plans for success are the same in Madison as she tries to resurrect the women’s basketball team into a title contender.The new coach believes she can bring her experience to Wisconsin and make a lasting contribution to the program.“The challenge is to take a group without all the names and accolades and see what they can do,” she said. “I felt it was time to help another group. [The journey] must start somewhere, and there isn’t a place I would rather do it than Wisconsin.”
It’s time. #LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/e0Pj918i58— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 24, 2019Guerrero, 20, has been MLB’s No. 1 prospect for a couple of years now.He burst onto the scene in 2017, when he batted .323 with 13 home runs and 76 RBIs across two levels as an 18-year-old.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNHe only got better in 2018, when he hit .402 at Double-A and .381 across two levels. He may have been called up late last season had it not been for a knee injury.The Blue Jays are 11-14 and in third place in the American League East. It may have come a year late, but Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is on his way to the big leagues.The Blue Jays announced Wednesday that MLB’s No. 1 prospect has been called up after a short stint at Triple-A Buffalo. Guerrero was batting .367 at Triple-A Buffalo before he was called up.He was hitting .333 on the season across two levels but 15 of his at-bats came at High-A Dunedin as part of a rehab assignment, so they brought down his average a bit, as he was trying to get his timing back.This comes one day after Blue Jays fans found out the team’s No. 2 prospect, Bo Bichette, suffered a broken left hand so this news came at a pretty good time for the city of Toronto.
MLB All-Star 2019: Home Run Derby matchups ranked MLB All-Star Game 2019: Hunter Pence refuses to mope about injury absence Nothing new there for Bell — he hit two baseballs into the river on the fly in games earlier this year, something that’s been done only a handful of times in PNC Park’s 20-season history. He’s almost become a local folk hero with his breakout season as a slugger.But Pittsburgh fans are obviously not so fond of Yelich, and when the Brewers slugger smacked a ball into the river that broke a boat’s windshield, someone called the police, according to a Fox Sports report. MLB All-Star 2019: CC Sabathia receives invite, will be honored before game Message to Pittsburgh boaters: If you don’t want your boat damaged, don’t park it in the Allegheny River anywhere near PNC Park.Two of baseball’s top sluggers, Pirates first baseman Josh Bell and Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, practiced for the MLB Home Run Derby before Friday night’s Pirates-Brewers game. And both sent balls sailing into the Allegheny. Related News The report concluded, “Yelich was not arrested.”Yelich reacted to the report with a shrug on his Twitter account.🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/si2mm6EOpY— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) July 5, 2019
Arizona Coyotes:“We are aware of the reports. We have discussed the matter with the NHL and we will have no further comment at this time.” https://t.co/fMdlErMKn6— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 31, 2020The NHL holds its own combine prior to each year’s draft in which eligible prospects work out and have opportunities to interview with interested teams in efforts to distinguish themselves from the pack. According to Dreger, the league very clearly states that teams may not conduct any sort of physical tests before the combine. Morgan reported that the league grew concerned with the participation of a strength and conditioning consultant, Tommy Powers, in these interviews. Additionally, the Coyotes reportedly requested that draft prospects attend these interviews wearing a T-shirt and shorts so team staff could “eyeball” their bodies. Morgan’s sources contended that the Coyotes did not take any measurements or request any physical tests during these interviews.If the league determines the Coyotes are guilty of this violation, the franchise could face fines of $250,000 or more per incident. On Feb. 8, Dreger reported that there are at least 20 instances of the team fitness testing draft-eligible players. Dreger said the three leagues that make up the CHL — the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League — have sent emails to their respective teams asking them to report any contact between them and the Coyotes organization. While he cited only unnamed sources, Dreger said that multiple CHL teams have alleged contact with Arizona regarding physical testing of their players.The Athletic’s Craig Morgan reported that the Coyotes do not believe they’ve broken any rules and simply asked prospects questions about their eating habits, supplement use and workout regimens during interviews with draft-eligible prospects before the NHL draft combine. Morgan’s reporting also expands the investigation to the United States’ top junior league, the USHL; the team reportedly tested numerous players invited to 2019’s combine from that league as well.MORE: Buffalo Sabres fan unleashes wild tirade against franchise owner on radio show The NHL is reportedly investigating the Arizona Coyotes organization for alleged recruiting violations regarding how the club may handle its pre-draft scouting process.According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the investgation concerns the Coyotes allegedly putting draft-eligible Canadian Junior League prospects through fitness testing ahead of the 2019 NHL draft. Dreger initially tweeted out his report of the investigation’s existence Thursday before expanding on it in TSN’s “Insider Trading” segment.