UGA Field Day

first_imgCotton and peanut research will be featured at the University of Georgia field day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.The Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the UGA cotton and peanut teams will host the field day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, located on 230 Rigdon Altman Road, Tifton.The event will showcase current UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects being conducted at different research farms in Tifton. Growers will learn the latest information and be able to ask UGA researchers about production of the two crops. “The cotton and peanut research field day allows UGA (Cooperative) Extension and research faculty to update their commodity funding agencies and agricultural clientele of current research projects in cotton and peanuts,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “Projects include breeding, entomology, agronomy and plant pathology for both cotton and peanuts.”At 10:50 a.m., the field day will relocate to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for a tour of the Rural Development Center (RDC) pivot farm, located across from the conference center. Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. at the conference center while UGA cotton and peanut economists discuss their respective commodities. Registration is free, but required. Contact Debbie Rutland at (229) 386-3424 or [email protected] by Thursday, Sept. 3.last_img read more

Krogmeier, Roberts and Hill get first wins of the season at 34 Raceway

first_imgBy Dana RoyerBURLINGTON, Iowa (Aug. 2) – The 34 Raceway pits were packed Saturday for the night’s competition on the 3/8-mile oval. Three racers got their first wins this year when Chad Krogmeier, got his first career IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win, Kyle Hill raced to his first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win of the year and Bill Roberts Jr. got his first win of the year in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature. Krogmeier scored the win in the flag-to-flag 20-lap Stock Car feature. Krogmeier took the lead from his front row start and had to work to hold off Dane Fenton, Jake Wenig, John Oliver, Ray Raker, Tom Bowling and Shane Watts.Krogmeier, in his second year in the division, scored the victory ahead of Fenton, Wenig, Oliver and Bowling. Kyle Hill picked up his first Casebine Credit Union IMCA Northern SportMod feature win by holding off Bobby Anders in an exciting finish. Hill took the lead from Dave Cloke on lap three of the 15-lap race and continued to pace the field as four-time winner Anders was advancing through traffic. Anders passed Hill in turn three on the final lap, but Hill responded by taking the lead back coming out of turn four on his way to the exciting win, his first of the season. Dakota Simmons, Sean Wyett and Joey Gower rounded out the top five. A nice field of 19 Ryner Transportation IMCA Modifieds were on-hand with Dugan Thye and Dennis LaVeine on the front row of the 20-lap feature. LaVeine took the early lead, but gave it up to Bill Roberts,Jr. on lap six. Roberts held his lead with LaVeine and Jeff Waterman not far behind. Roberts went on to take the win, his first this season, with LaVeine and Waterman following. Just a car-length separated the top three in a close finish. There will be no racing this Saturday, August 9 for the Summer Fun Pit Stop as drivers, crews, race fans and employees get the night off. Racing action resumes Saturday, August 16 for the Brockway Mechanical Sprint Invaders Nationals with racing for the 360 sprints as well as IMCA Stock Cars and mod lites. Vintage cars get a chance at taking their machines around the high banks, as well. Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Bill Roberts Jr.; 2. Dennis LaVeine; 3. Jeff Waterman; 4. Tyler Cale; 5. Brandon Banks; 6. Mitch Morris; 7. Chris Zogg; 8. Tyler Glass; 9. Mike Weikert Jr.; 10. Dugan Thye; 11. Blake Woodruff; 12. Lonne Heap; 12. Dustin Smith; 14. Chadwick Giberson; 15. Dean McGee; 16. Josh Woodruff; 17. Darrow Lillie; 18. Troy Greiner; 19. Larry McConnell.Stock Cars – 1. Chad Krogmeier; 2. Dane Fenton; 3. Jake Wenig; 4. John Oliver Jr.; 5. Tom Bowling; 6. Shane Watts; 7. Ray Raker; 8. John Brockway; 9. Randy Wachter; 10. Joe Gerdes; 11. Bo Hunter. Northern SportMods – 1. Kyle Hill; 2. Bobby Anders; 3. Dakota, Simmons; 4. Sean Wyett; 5. Joey Gower; 6. Adam Shelman; 7. Creston Williams; 8. Andre Laporte; 9. Scot Van Buskirk; 10. Tony Olson; 11. David Cloke; 12. Ethan Allen; 13. Jonny Williams; 14. Tom Lathrop; 15. Brett Timmerman.last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (1-14)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresTuesday  (1-14)Boys ScoresSouth Ripley  55     Oldenburg  42East Central  73     Boone County  52Talawanda  69     Union County  32Greenwood  67     Edinburgh  29Girls ScoresEast Central  43     Cincy Home School  27Lawrenceburg  70     Jac-Cen-Del  45Milan  44     Rising Sun  39Oldenburg  44     Hauser  30North Decatur  48     Morristown  42Trinity Lutheran  52     Waldron  35Richmond  48     Connersville  45Rushville  55     Shelbyville  34Whiteland  59     Jennings County  57Silver Creek  70     Madison  55last_img

NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo leads the way in the MVP race

first_imgLast Updated: 1st November, 2019 15:59 IST NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo Leads The Way In The MVP Race 2018-19 NBA MVP winner Giannis Antetokounmpo started the season as the favourite for the 2020 NBA MVP award. Steph Curry drops down, owing to his hand injury. Colin DCunha SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | NBA Oct 31 Highlights: Embiid–KAT Feud, Stephen Curry InjuredNBA MVP 2020: Curry out, AD in? Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry, meanwhile, has seen his odds plummet in recent weeks. Curry, who is the only player to have been unanimously selected as MVP in the history of the NBA, entered the 2019-20 season as the second favourite. However, the Warriors star sustained a fracture in his left hand during the Warriors’ 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns. His injury, coupled with the Warriors’ unfortunate start to the season means that the two-time MVP faces tough odds in the MVP running this time.Also Read | NBA: Golden State Warriors Shift Base To Chase Center For New SeasonSteph Curry’s drop is Anthony Davis’ win. The former Pelicans star led the Lakers’ 120-91 rout of the Grizzlies. His 40-point display against the Grizzlies means that the MVP chants for the towering Lakers star will grow louder as the season progresses. Also Read | NBA: San Antonio Spurs Vs LA Clippers Result And Player Ratings Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as the “Greek Freak”, opened as the MVP frontrunner way back in July 2019. After the month of October, the Milwaukee Bucks power forward is still going strong in the running for the NBA MVP 2020. Antetokounmpo’s odds are rather surprising, given that the towering Greek has failed to replicate his scoring numbers from last season. The Bucks are also experiencing somewhat of a downturn, which could mean that they might struggle to maintain the momentum required to replicate their 60-win pace from last season.Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns surprisingly had distant odds during the beginning. The Dominican has been on a rampage for the Timberwolves this season. Given that Towns is currently averaging 27.3 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 53 percent on over eight 3-point attempts per game, his distant odds of 100-1 has perplexed NBA fans this season.Also Read | NBA Players And Fans React To Stephen Curry’s Injury On TwitterNBA MVP 2020: Giannis Antetokounmpo, the favouritePrior to the start of the NBA 2019-20 season, Giannis Antetokounmpo stood among the favourites to retain the NBA MVP award, having secured his first title in the 2018-19 season. The list of favourites saw Antetokounmpo followed by James Harden, LA Clippers’ new signing Kawhi Leonard, Warriors’ star Steph Curry and the Lakers’ duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Just like Karl-Anthony Towns, Pascal Siakam was another of those touted as long shots for the 2020 MVP. However, after impressing in the opening week, the Raptors’ power forward now ranks fifth in the NBA at scoring at 28 points per game. This is a significant improvement from last season when he averaged 16.9. First Published: 1st November, 2019 15:59 IST FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA: Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki gets street named after him Written By 10 months ago NBA players and fans react to Stephen Curry’s injury on Twitter LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA Oct 31 Highlights: Embiid–KAT feud, Stephen Curry injured 10 months ago NBA: Watch James Harden drop 59 points in Rockets’ win over Wizards COMMENT 10 months ago NBA: Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns brawl on court & social medialast_img read more