As a senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School in 2005, Chris Malone earned all-district and second team all-Ohio Capital Conference as an offensive lineman. After receiving scholarship offers from some Football Championship Subdivision schools, Malone instead decided to join Ohio State as a walk-on. “I grew up loving the Buckeyes and I knew that if I didn’t give this a shot that I was always going to wonder ‘what if?’” Malone said. Malone redshirted in 2006 and then worked with the scout team as a freshman and sophomore. In his junior season, Malone’s perseverance paid off as he received scout team workhorse honors for the Navy and Iowa games and earned a little bit of playing time. “Even though we don’t make the highlights on ESPN, we know we do make a difference,” Malone said. “We get a chance to make our defense better every day by just playing our hardest during practice and challenging them.” As a senior, Malone continues working hard and earned playing time against Ohio University. Malone is majoring in biology at OSU and wants to pursue medical school after he graduates. “I would love to be a doctor, that’s always been my goal, that’s always been my dream,” Malone said.
OSU coaches Tony Alford (left) and Zach Smith stand together before the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorA report made Wednesday by former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy detailed domestic violence allegations made against former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith in both 2009 and 2015. The report suggests Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer knew about the allegations, something which he denied at Big Ten Media Days last week. The report showed pictures of the abuse of Courtney Smith, the ex-wife of Zach Smith, and included text messages exchanged between Courtney Smith and Shelley Meyer, Urban Meyer’s wife, which specifically discusses Zach Smith’s domestic abuse. “All the [coaches’] wives knew,” Courtney said to McMurphy. “They all did. Every single one.” Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days that he had no knowledge of a domestic violence incident in 2015, where Smith was investigated by the Powell Police Department, according to the report. According to the report, Zach Smith “took (Courtney) and shoved me up against the wall, with his hands around my neck,” something she said happened very often. McMurphy reported that in 2009, Courtney Smith was pressured by former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce and special assistant Hiram DeFries to not press charges against Zach Smith after he was arrested by Gainesville Police after an alleged assault. Ohio State fired Zach Smith on July 23 after the domestic violence allegations became public and Courtney Smith filed a domestic protection order against him, which was filed on July 20 after Zach Smith appeared in Delaware County Municipal Court for criminal trespassing on July 18. The Ohio State football program could not be reached for comment. In a media advisory distributed on July 27, an Ohio State spokesman anticipated Meyer would next be available for comment on August 7. There has been no further update since then.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is in sizzling form for Fulham, but is it realistic to expect for his current club to be able to afford to buy him?The Serbian striker was unhappy with the lack of playing time at Newcastle. Rafa Benitez eventually succumbed to his pleas and Aleksandar Mitrovic was loaned to Fulham in England’s second division. There, he has scored 10 goals in 12 matches, resurrecting his career (and price tag). He has helped Fulham shoot right up the table. The team is entrenched in a battle with Cardiff for the second automatic Premier League bid.If Fulham fails to earn it, than Jokanovic’s men will have to go through the four-team playoff rigmarole. But, my question is what happens next to Mitrovic next. Slavisa Jokanovic has made it clear he would love to keep his fellow countryman at Craven Cottage. This is what he said according to Get West London:“I know he is really happy with the team, with the club, with the city and for another side he knows I am satisfied with level he offer us.”Report: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“If you ask if he want to stay it’s probably a yes, but in realistic life we are going to see.”Newcastle’s demands might be too high for Fulham even if it gets promoted. Additionally, there are likely going to be other teams interested in his services, especially if he performs well for Serbia during the World Cup this summer. According to Chronicle Live, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Burnley could all be interested.Before the loan to Fulham, the 23-year-old was valued at about €13 million. Due to his recent performances, that number has risen to over €20 million. Rafa Benitez will probably wait for the World Cup to end and will hope that Mitrovic’s price rises even further. Also, he needs to sign another center forward before selling him, something that he wasn’t able to accomplish during the past two transfer periods.Best case scenario: Newcastle finds a striker and Fulham gets to keep Mitrovic. Win-win for both.
Napoli in-demand defender Kalidou Koulibaly has dropped a hint over his future amid Barcelona and Manchester United transfer talkEver since his arrival from Genk back in 2014, Koulibaly has imposed himself as one of the key figures in Napoli squad, having accumulated a total of 176 appearances for the Partenopei in all competitions.Known for his physical strength and his dominance in aerial duels, the 27-year-old Senegal international has established himself as one of the most reliable defenders in the Italian Serie A.His impressive performance at the Stadio San Paolo has drawn up the attention of several notable Europe clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester United.In his recent interview with Il Corriere dello Sport, Koulibaly has explained his situation at Napoli, with Calciomercato being the one to transcribe his words.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“My caretaker keeps telling me: ‘You cry twice in Naples, when you arrive and when you leave.’ I always reply: ‘I didn’t cry when I arrived, but I will cry a lot the day that I will leave If I’ll ever leave.”“I am happy in Naples,” Koulibaly said.“Sometimes people speak badly, but they don’t know how it feels to leave here. If you don’t live here, you can’t understand.”Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has recently extended Koulibaly’s contract until 2023 and would hardly accept to sell him unless a stratospheric offer was to arrive at his desk.
Australia captain Mark Milligan has praised Martin Boyle following the striker’s international debut.Milligan and Boyle both play their club football with Scottish Premiership outfit Hibs and the former was impressed with the way the latter handled his first appearance in an Australian shirt.“I think Martin’s a wonderful player and I think he did show his qualities when he came on,” he said, according to official Socceroos website.“He loves getting at goal as we mentioned beforehand and he had a big hand in the equaliser in the end.”Australia’s golden generation might be coming to an end Manuel R. Medina – January 27, 2019 Mark Milligan is considering retiring and if he does, he will be the last remaining 2006 FIFA World Cup player for Australia to call…“Your debut is always a very nerve-wracking time and I think he came on and he did very well.”“I look forward to see what he does offer going forward.”Meanwhile, Milligan also revealed a mixture of the Socceroos’ fighting spirit and their new-look attacking style should really encourage Australian fans.“I think you couple that [spirit] with the things that we’ve been working on, which we’ve still got some time to fine tune and I think we’ll be very dangerous at the Asian Cup,” he added.
Anthony Martial believes team-mate Paul Pogba is capable of leading Manchester United to greatness and gave his account of life under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Pogba has been in sensational form since Solskjaer was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement in December with an impressive tally of six goals and five assists in nine games.This form has helped elevate United firmly back into the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League as well as a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup, where they will take on Chelsea on February 18.Now Martial, who has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at United, is tipping Pogba to spur the Red Devils to glory.“We all know what quality Paul possesses – Paul is Paul,” The French forward told Sky Sports.“Now he has got this freedom to play with, I think we are beginning to see the real Paul Pogba play and let’s hope it continues.“He is a leader, he talks more in the dressing room than he does on the field to be fair. Technically and with the spoken word, he is a leader in both senses. I hope he can continue to lead us to great things.“I don’t think we are very far off the top four now so it is just a case of keeping going, winning as many games as we can so we can ensure a place in those Champions League spots at the end of the season.“Any footballer would say the same thing, [my goal is] to win as many titles and trophies as possible, as much silverware as possible and it is also really important to keep developing, progressing and improving as a player over the years.“I’d describe the period [since Martial has been at United] as really enriching for me as a person and a footballer. They have been good years, I’ve learnt a lot and I hope that I can continue to push on in the next few years as well.“The fans and I have had quite a special relationship from my first season and fortunately, it has continued to last until now. I hope it continues into the future and let’s hope that together, we can win trophies and silverware.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 22: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United embraces Anthony Martial of Manchester United as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)Solskjaer has won many plaudits in his brief time in charge at Old Trafford with a record nine wins and one draw in his opening 10 games.And, like Pogba among many others, Martial has also benefitted greatly since the United legend returned.The 23-year-old added: “He [Solskjaer] is a coach with great values. I think he knows how to get the best out of players and he makes things clear so when we go out onto the field, we all know our jobs and we all know what we’ve got to do.“He’s given me lots of advice. It’s always positive to get advice from a top player in his own right, but sometimes, when you’re out on the field, it comes down to what comes naturally to you and you do what you’ve always known how to do in terms of finishing.“We have a laugh among ourselves quite often because I think finishing is something that comes naturally to me. I’ve played since I was a young kid, I’ve always been a footballer and a striker from that early age.“The thing we laugh about is that I miss quite a few in training, whereas in a match, I may only get one chance and I manage to convert it.”Martial has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions this season for United.Ice cold, black gloves… you know the rest 😉Watch @AnthonyMartial SMASH the #MUFC buzz-wire challenge — that smile at the end 😍 pic.twitter.com/HhHTr9F2J7— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Medgar Evers College, university of trinidad & tobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe University of Trinidad & Tobago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Medgar Evers College of New York to establish the USA-Caribbean International Education Consortium (UCIEC).The UCIEC is a partnership between three Caribbean universities and Medgar Evers. The other Caribbean universities included are the University of Guyana and EGC Martinique Business School. The MOU was signed in Port of Spain last Wednesday.According to T&T Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, the consortium seeks to promote and foster academic collaborations addressing the economic and social challenges of developing countries and historically disadvantaged peoples. Garcia added that officials are working toward have more Caribbean institutions join UCIEC in the near future.#MagneticMediaNews#USACaribbeanInternationalEducationConsortium Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp