Mexico City police beat up three journalists with TV documentary company

first_img News September 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mexico City police beat up three journalists with TV documentary company News to go further RSF_en Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Follow the news on Mexico Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the beating which three journalists working for the Canal 6 de Julio TV documentary production company received at the hands of police in Mexico City on 15 September. The organisation calls on special prosecutor David Vega Vera to question the officials in charge of the policemen suspected of being involved. Reports MexicoAmericas May 5, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Reporters Without Borders today condemned the beating which three journalists working for the Canal 6 de Julio TV documentary production company – Mario Viveros Barrágan, Juan Pablo Ramos Jiménez and Miguel Angel Fuentes Cortina – received at the hands of police officers when they filmed them arresting a gang of youths in the centre of capital on the night of 15 September.The press freedom organisation called on the special prosecutor for crimes against the press to issue summonses to the Federal District of Mexico City authorities who employ the police suspected of being responsible for the violence.“This attack is a flagrant violation of press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is all the more unacceptable as it was carried out by police who were clearly convinced that their jobs guarantee them impunity. We call on federal justice ministry special prosecutor David Vega Vera to demand an explanation from the Federal District administration and public security directorate and to bring the appropriate charges. There should also be administrative sanctions for this abuse of authority.”Members of the neighbourhood police and the Mexico City judicial police were arresting young gang members in the heart of a city on the night of 15 September when they suddenly lost their patience with the three Canal 6 de Julio reporters who were filming them.At first they pushed and beat Viveros and Fuentes. Then about 10 policemen turned on Ramos and dragged him by the hair before kicking and hitting him with batons, as well as smashing his camera and taking the cassette on which he had filmed the arrests. Ramos was hospitalized with multiple bruising.In a message posted on the company’s website (canalseisdejulio.com), Canal 6 de Julio director Carlos Mendoza lambasted “the negligence and pride of Federal District head of government Alejandro Encinas, government secretary Ricardo Ruiz and Federal District public security secretary Joel Ortega, who have so far refrained from taking any action in this case and are trying to treat it as a bureaucratic detail.”Created in the late 1980s, Canal 6 de Julio produces documentaries and investigative reports on often controversial subjects such as the militarisation of the southern state of Chiapas after the Zapatista uprising in 1994. News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation last_img read more

All doors lead to the outdoors in this resort-style home

first_imgThe main living area is connected to the bedrooms via the verandaIt is a clever design feature that also gives the main bathroom direct access to the outdoor entertaining area. There is an openness to 8 Ninth Ave, Sandgate which allows you to play with how you lay out the main rooms. <<>> SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN SANDGATE THIS WEEK It’s the house that wraps around the pool area.“They’re in Bali now on a holiday,” Ms Brown said.“Mum and dad built the house and it’s the same design as my uncle and aunt’s house in Bali but smaller.” A hedge of bamboo provides the backdrop for authentic resort-style living.IT’S THE resort-style feel of this Sandgate home that Kayla Brown will miss most when her parents sell. The main bathroom is accessed from the second and third bedroom and the veranda.The house has two bedrooms with walk-in-wardrobes and ensuites while the two secondary bedrooms both have direct access to the main bathroom. “We don’t need airconditioning because it has the breezes and the ceiling fans,” she said.“Everything is open.”Paula and Rick Mulley bought the property seven years ago and removed the existing house to build their little piece of Bali.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe floorplan of 8 Ninth Avenue, Sandgate.The house is built around the pool in a u-shape with all rooms having direct access to the outdoor area and pool. The main bedroom with walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite.To get to the main living area of the house from the bedrooms, you need to use the covered outdoor entertaining area. Opening the bi-fold doors allows the living areas to be part of the outdoors.For Ms Brown, this means setting up the TV in the lounge in such a way that you can watch it while you float in the pool.“I’ve moved in and out of the house a bit, and when I’m here I feel like I’m on holidays, like it’s a resort. I get to choose my room,’’ she said. The pool is the centre ‘room’ for this house with all rooms having direct access. LET’S HELP KAYLA BROWN FIND 25 ACRES FOR HER HORSES. From the front this house is grounded in simplicity with clean lines.While her parents sell the house to travel, Ms Brown is moving to Griffin but her dream is to live on acreage with her three horses, Rex, Lexi and Reeds.“If I could move this house to 25 acres of land, I would. I love the style of it.”last_img read more

Tiktaalik Not a Missing Link

first_imgHas all the colorful artwork of the fish-a-pod been for naught?  Three European biologists claim that Neil Shubin’s famous Tiktaalik fossil, supposedly of a fish evolving into a four-footed land dweller (see 05/03/2006, 11/13/2008) which has garnered iconic status in the media (01/16/2008), is not a missing link after all.    The situation is much more complex, argued Boisvert et al in a letter to Nature.1  Those who enjoy the full jargon can follow their reasoning:The pectoral fin skeletons of Panderichthys and Tiktaalik share certain unusual features such as a blade-like radius and a longitudinal ridge-and-groove on the flexor surface of the ulna.  These can tentatively be interpreted as attributes of the ‘elpistostegid’ segment of the tetrapod stem lineage and thus ancestral for the tetrapod forelimb.  Given that recent phylogenies consistently place Panderichthys below Tiktaalik in the tetrapod stem group, it is surprising to discover that its pectoral fin skeleton is more limb-like than that of its supposedly more derived relative.  In Tiktaalik4, like in ‘osteolepiforms’ and rhizodonts (more primitive fish members of the stem group), the ulna and ulnare are of similar size.  The axis of the fin comprises two more elements distal to the ulnare, and the distal radials are arranged pinnately around this axis.  In contrast, in Panderichthys and tetrapods, the ulna is much longer than the ulnare, the ulnare is the last axial element, and the distal radials/digits are arranged in a transverse fan shape11 (Fig. 3).  It is difficult to say whether this character distribution implies that Tiktaalik is autapomorphic,2 that Panderichthys and tetrapods are convergent, or that Panderichthys is closer to tetrapods than Tiktaalik.  At any rate, it demonstrates that the fish-tetrapod transition was accompanied by significant character incongruence in functionally important structures.Being translated, that last sentence says that if these fossils represent an evolutionary line from fish to tetrapod, the features are all mixed up and out of sequence – including the “functionally important structures.”1.  Boisvert, Mark-Kurik and Ahlberg, “The pectoral fin of Panderichthys and the origin of digits,” Nature 456, 636-638 (4 December 2008) | doi:10.1038/nature07339.2.  Autapomorphic means a derived trait unique to any given taxon, i.e. shared by the ingroup taxa, but excluded from its outgroup taxa.  Convergent refers to traits that appear similar but are not phylogenetically related.If this tale were told by Paul Harvey, “the rest of the story” would undo the first of the story.  It wouldn’t bother the evolutionists, though, because that’s what Darwinism is all about: telling a good story (12/22/2003 commentary).(Visited 74 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mitchell has 28 as Jazz top Trail Blazers in OT

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “I didn’t think it would happen this fast,” Mitchell said. “It was definitely surreal. Plays ran for me, just a matter of hitting the shots.”Rubio, who finished with a season-high 30 points, buried a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 30.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Jazz a seven-point lead and put the game away.The two Utah guards were fantastic down the stretch after the Jazz struggled on the offensive end.“Each thing has to be better and a little bit sharper,” Blazers guard Damian Lillard said. “We can take pressure off each other by screening a little bit better, throwing better passes on time and on target.“I think part of it is our execution. We’ve got to get to our spots, we’ve got to scrape for each other, we’ve got to sprint and make hard cuts and just be strong with the ball.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Jazz forward Joe Johnson is out at least two weeks with right wrist instability. Jonas Jerebko, who had only played four minutes in the first seven games, checked in early in the first quarter and will see more time in the rotation.“Jonas is going to play, we need him to play,” Snyder said. “As the game goes on, we’ve had to feel (out) the game. There isn’t clarity. It’s not hockey. We don’t just sub rote. … The game is going to dictate minutes for our team for the majority of the guys.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES The game was tight throughout, with 17 lead changes and 14 ties — and neither team ever leading by double-digits.“The game wasn’t real fluid for either team offensively early on,” Snyder said. “We hung in there and didn’t get discouraged. As the game progressed, were much more aggressive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You have faith in someone when they’re not playing well. That’s what we have to have in this team.”The Jazz ran their offense through Mitchell in overtime and he didn’t disappoint. The No. 12 overall pick accounted for the first six Utah points with a 3-pointer, a pair of free throws and Rudy Gobert’s two free throws that Mitchell set up with a pass to the cutting big man.center_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45). APSALT LAKE CITY — Faith became the keyword in Quin Snyder’s postgame press conference. The Utah Jazz coach talked about his faith in rookie Donovan Mitchell, his faith in Ricky Rubio and his faith in his team.Mitchell scored a career-high 28 points and the Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-103 in overtime Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lillard put the Blazers on his shoulders in the fourth quarter, but was kept in relative check in overtime. The two-time All Star finished with 33 points, and Jusuf Nurkic had a season-high 19 points.The Blazers cleared out for Lillard on the final possession of regulation, but Gobert blocked his floater as time expired.“When you have a six-point lead, or whatever we had, with two or three minutes to go,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said, “you’ve got to make the plays to hold the lead and come out with a win. We didn’t do that.”TIP-INSBlazers: Portland entered the game ranked No. 6 in the league allowing 98.3 points per game. Stotts said that’s been the focus this season and their effectiveness has been more mental that schematic. … Portland shot a season-low 26.5 percent from 3-point range.Jazz: Rodney Hood was 0 for 11 two days after scoring a season-high 25 points. He was benched down the stretch. … Thabo Sefelosha scored a season-high 15 points. … The Jazz reserves outscored their Blazers counterparts 54-20. … Gobert finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.BUDDING FRIENDSHIPLillard and Mitchell have become friends in the last year and text regularly. Lillard said he liked Mitchell’s game at Louisville and noticed that he wore Lillard’s Adidas signature shoe. He texted Mitchell congratulations after the draft and had hoped the rookie would slide to Portland in the draft. The two went head-to-head on numerous occasions throughout the night.“Love going head to head with a guy who loves to compete,” Mitchell said. “It was kind of crazy how all that came out. … You learn from stuff like that in big moments. It felt like he was coasting all game and I looked at the score and he had 33.”NO JOE Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nuggets rout Raptors with big 3rd quarter blastlast_img read more

Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris Banchero

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “I congratulated him for the win, told him, ‘nice game’ and it’s just the way it is inside the court but outside we’re friends.” Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES “We were too physical and in some cases it we were going above what’s allowed,” said Barroca in Filipino. “Banchero and I are friends but [commissioner Willie Marcial] told us that it’s not good to the game if we continue to go at it constantly.”PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said he had already talked to the two players after the game, giving them a warning. Marcial added he will also meet both players on Thursday before making a decision on the matter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBanchero and Barroca were called with double technical fouls with 5:21 left in the game for continuous shoving in a dead ball situation but the crowning hit happened in the final three minutes of the game.The two guards were jostling for position while Alaska import Mike Harris was at the free throw line when Barroca decked Banchero with a groin shot that escaped the call of the referees. Magnolia guard Jio Jalalon denies punching anyone in Game 4 of PBA Finals SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia guard Mark Barroca downplayed his incident with Alaska playmaker Chris Banchero late in Game 4 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Barroca was caught on replay hitting Banchero in the groin with a closed fist inside the last three minutes of the Hotshots’ 90-76 loss to the Aces that tied the title series at 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Both teams continued with their play while Banchero laid on the floor in pain and Barroca took that opportune time to shoot a three that trimmed the Hotshots’ deficit to nine, 78-69.Banchero, however, got his revenge with his own three giving the Aces an 85-73 cushion with 1:16 remaining in the game.Barroca, who could be suspended for Game 5, said things were just heated inside the court and both he and Banchero weren’t able to remain totally composed.“The game was just heated and they won so we got to bounce back next game,” said Barroca, who had eight points and four rebounds.The two, however, patched things up near the end of the game leaving whatever happened between them behind.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View commentslast_img read more

TFA Risk Management Manual

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) has an objective to ‘Provide Best Practice Administration at all levels’ involving risk management strategies to be implemented across the sport within the 2011-2015 Strategic Cycle.TFA is proud to make available the TFA Introduction to Risk Management for Touch Football handbook as well as the TFA Risk Management Module. Both resources have been developed with the goal of explaining what risk management is, how to develop risk management strategies, as well as providing effective guidelines and practical templates to assist members managing risks, providing a complete package of information.The TFA Introduction to Risk Management for Touch Football handbook in addition to the above provides an outline of specific hazards and risks associated. Divided into three (3) sections:Section 1: Risk Management FrameworkSection 2: Implementing Risk ManagementSection 3: Risk Management Areas of FocusThe TFA Risk Management Module is part of the TFA Affiliate Management Resource Initiative (AMRI). The module comprises information containing advice, guidelines, templates and operational solutions to assist members, clubs and affiliates in developing risk management strategies. The module is divided into four Risk Management Areas of Focus (RMAF):RMAF 1: Governance & Operational ManagementRMAF 2: Sport Activities, Events & Competitions ManagementRMAF 3: Travelling & TouringRMAF 4: Working with SchoolsTo access the Risk Management Manual, please visit the Affiliate Management Resource Initiative section of the TFA website – http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=1304 For more information, please click on the attached memo. Related Filestfa_introduction_to_risk_management_for_touch_football_december_2013-pdfRelated LinksRisk Managementlast_img read more

1322 industrial units switch to PNG

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Wednesday said it made 1,322 industrial units switch to PNG fuel from other liquid fuel out of a total 1,467 units identified for conversion. On the direction of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the DPCC has also asked all non-bedded health care facilities to obtain authorisation by April 25 under Bio-medical Waste Management Rules 2016 or face closure. “To improve air quality in Delhi, DPCC has got converted 1,322 industries to PNG fuel from other liquid fuel out of total 1,467 industrial units identified for conversion,” it said in a statement. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIt also said that environmental compensation of Rs 5,00,000 each has been levied on South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Public Works Department and District Level Monitoring Committee (South East) for illegal dumping of bio-medical waste in Barapullah Nallah. The DPCC has imposed Rs 50,000 environmental damage compensation on municipal corporations for unauthorised dumping of garbage in 10 drains at 38 places. In the statement, the anti-pollution body also said South MCD along with the Delhi Police and SDM (Delhi Cantt) took massive action of removal of encroachments in Mayapuri Industrial Area to stop unauthorised scraping of vehicles. “DPCC imposed Environmental Compensation Damages (EDC) of Rs 1 lakh each on 785 occupiers found during a survey by the Special Task Force,” it added. On Tuesday, the DPCC had slapped fine on over 1,500 units for pollution.last_img read more

ExNFLer Alonzo Spellman Released From Jail

Alonzo Spellman, who played the defensive line for nine seasons in the National Football League, has been released from jail in Tulsa, Okla., after pleading no contest to a variety of charges, multiple sources reported.Online court records indicate Spellman, who was in Tulsa County Jail, pleaded no contest on Monday to 10 counts filed in 2008. They include eluding a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon, both felonies, plus obstructing an officer and public intoxication, both misdemeanors.The 40-year-old Spellman was sentenced to one year in jail and was released after receiving credit for time served. David Phillips, Spellman’s attorney, has said that Spellman has a mental illness. Spellman, who played at Ohio State, was the 22nd pick in the 1992 draft by the Chicago Bears, and played for them through 1997. He also was with the Dallas Cowboys (1999-2000) and the Detroit Lions (2001). read more

Jalin Marshall ready to let it fly if called on to play

OSU redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) carries the ball during a game against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 66-0, thanks in part to Marsahll scoring his first touchdown as a member of the Buckeyes.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen Jalin Marshall sat down for questions after Ohio State’s 55-14 win against Illinois, he was calm and collected. But when more reporters trickled toward him, stuck microphones in his face and asked him about his performance in the game, he got antsy.Once the swarm dissolved and just a few recorders were left lying in front of him, Marshall started to crack jokes. He was more at ease, more comfortable.It’s the same nervousness under pressure Marshall needs to overcome for him to be called on to take more snaps.The redshirt-freshman H-back — who played quarterback at Middletown High School  — lined up at quarterback on two different drives Saturday in OSU’s wildcat package. The first instance, about halfway through the third quarter, he burst through the Fighting Illini defense for a 30-yard touchdown.His next stint — which ended after five yards rushing and an incomplete pass to redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas — was less successful.But Marshall — who redshirted last season to mature on and off the field, coach Urban Meyer said —  had reason to be pleased postgame. After turning down opportunities to play quarterback in college, he finally got his chance to throw the ball.“I just tried to throw it up there, let my receiver make a play, I just wished for him to catch it but he didn’t,” Marshall said. “It was definitely a big step for me throwing a pass in the game, not having thrown a pass in two years.”He also had a newfound level of comfort in playing quarterback at the collegiate level. “I’m getting more confidence,” he said.But when asked if he knew what was next for him — whether he’d be called upon to take a snap again — Marshall said he doesn’t know, but he’ll do whatever the coaches ask him.So a reporter — by that time, one of only about four surrounding him — pushed and asked whether he didn’t know or wouldn’t say. Then, the reporter asked if there was anything people hadn’t seen yet from Marshall that he was hoping they might get a chance to witness.“For the sake of accuracy, I can’t tell you that,” he laughed.This season, Marshall has played in every game. He has 14 rushing attempts for 88 yards, an average of 6.3 per carry. Saturday was a night of career highs: 42 yards on five carries.While he’s been used in the wildcat and was allowed to throw the ball, Marshall isn’t officially considered a quarterback option. But Meyer said he wants Marshall ready as a backup plan.“We’ve been working on Jalin playing quarterback, first, because he’s very talented. Second of all, whenever you start getting, you hear these stories, I’ve never been down to our third- and fourth-string quarterback, but you always try to be ready in case something happens,” Meyer said.“And he’s a gifted guy. So we’re going to expand his package each week.”Marshall said he knew ahead of time he’d be asked to be a signal caller against Illinois.“I knew it was coming, we worked on it during the week,” he said. “He (Meyer) said he was gonna need me to do that and I told him, ‘I got you, coach, I’ll do whatever you need me to.’”He also hopes there’s more coming for him, but for now, he seems to be staying calm out of the limelight and stepping up as needed.“If they call my number,” Marshall said, “I let it fly.” read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State has defied preseason expectations in nearly every way

Head Coach Chris Holtmann tells Ohio State redshirt junior guard Keita Bates-Diop (33) to head back into the game in the first half in the game against Michigan State on Jan. 7 in Value City Arena. Ohio State won 80-64. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThere was no reason to believe Ohio State would stand a chance against Michigan State when the season began. At least, that’s what many in the college basketball world believed.But on Sunday, in a season that has continued to defy preseason expectations, the Buckeyes beat the top-ranked Spartans 80-64. Following the win, Ohio State remained in first place in the Big Ten standings with a spotless 4-0 record, and its 13-4 overall record is tied for fourth-best in the conference.No one anticipated the season would turn out the way it has for the Buckeyes. But why was that?Part of the concern was that last season was abysmal by Ohio State’s standards. Its 17-15 overall record and 7-11 Big Ten record was its worst since the 2003-04 season. When the team fell behind to opponents, it struggled to make comebacks, and it lost to opponents it held a clear advantage over teams like Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Nebraska and Rutgers, the latter of which had come in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Another avenue of concern for Ohio State was that it lost three of its five most productive players from the year prior with Marc Loving graduating, JaQuan Lyle quitting and transferring and Trevor Thompson forgoing his senior year to go to the NBA Draft. All three were in the top four for points and were regular starters.And while redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop was returning from injury, his health was going to be an unknown for the team, as was his production considering he only averaged 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while healthy in 2016-17.There also were the depth concerns. Head coach Chris Holtmann brought in three recruits — guard Musa Jallow, center Kaleb Wesson and forward Kyle Young —  as well as graduate transfer guard Andrew Dakich, all of whom were expected to be the primary bench players. It appeared Wesson would have to play plenty of minutes given the shallow depth at center, with sophomore Micah Potter the only returning center, and Dakich would spend plenty of time relieving junior C.J. Jackson, the only true point guard on the team. Many of these concerns have been alleviated to this point.Though it lost three key players, Bates-Diop and Jackson have stepped up and become the two most productive offensive players for the team, with the former emerging as a Big Ten Player of the Year candidate. Last season’s most prolific scorer, senior forward Jae’Sean Tate, has continued to produce for the Buckeyes at a similar rate (12.9 points per game this season compared to 14.3 last year) while not being as heavily leaned on by the team. The freshmen trio have all played key roles for the team this season. Wesson filled in as the starter at center while Potter dealt with a lingering ankle injury, and ran away with the job, averaging 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Jallow has occasionally started at shooting guard in place of redshirt senior Kam Williams. And while his offensive production is not impressive to this point, Jallow has played strong defense while on the court. While Young has not had a ton of minutes, he is an accurate shooter when he gets his chance (41.4 field-goal percentage) and has been able to eat minutes for any of the forwards or centers on the team. The result has been a team that has vastly exceeded preseason expectations. It has not lost to any team it should have and has defeated half of the top-100 opponents it has played this season, including its most recent win to then-No. 1 Michigan State.A team that entered the season ranked as the 78th-best team in the country by Ken Pomeroy now ranks No. 33 on his website. It ranks as both a top-40 offense and defense this season after ranking No. 60 in offense last year and No. 99 in defense, according to Pomeroy. The Buckeyes are currently projected to finish with a 22-9 record, 13-5 in conference play. However, they are favored to win all but three games in a game-by-game breakdown.The college basketball world had every reason to doubt Ohio State before the season. But as the season wore on and the only losses came to top-tier opponents, it began to appear Ohio State might be a better team than many expected.Now that Ohio State has upset the top team in the nation, it is fair to think the Buckeyes are better than most expected. read more

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