High-performance exterior walls typically handle thermal bridging at framing members in one of two ways—either the building is wrapped in some thickness of continuous rigid insulation outside of the sheathing or the home is framed with staggered, double-stud walls. Each of these two approaches has drawbacks. Window installation is more complicated. There are new details for carpenters to master in terms of managing structural and hygrothermal loads. And these options are also more expensive than conventionally built and insulated walls. Enter inventor Brian Iverson and the Tstud. Tstuds are an alternative to solid 2×6 framing lumber. Tstuds can be used for pretty much any framing element in exterior walls: studs, jacks, cripples, plates, and headers. They are designed for advanced framing—24-inch on center, with single top plates, and two-stud corners. Tstud are designed to break the thermal bridge within the stud itself. How Tstuds work Each Tstud has two 2x3s on the flat connected by angled wood dowels. The empty space between the 2x3s is filled with closed-cell spray foam. The dowels are installed at compound-angles to provide greater structural stability to the 2x3s. On one face of the Tstud, the dowel dead-ends into middle of the 2×3 for added structural strength. The 2x3s are all No. 2 grade lumber with up to a 30% wane. “We just turn any wane to the inside so we get nice exterior faces to each Tstud,” Iverson said.RELATED ARTICLESTwo Views of Double-Stud WallsAll About Larsen TrussesCalculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam SheathingWhat is Thermal Bridging?The Viability of ThermalBuck With this design, Tstuds act like engineered trusses, not solid sawn lumber. So, Tstuds need full bearing across the truss. This means, for example, that when used as bottom plates, j-bolt anchors are connected to the Tstud with a metal plate that spans the truss. When building with Tstuds, care must be taken to cut no more than one consecutive dowel in order to maintain structural integrity. Fortunately, Tstud has an excellent installation guide that addresses many of these installation and configuration considerations. You can find it here: Tstud Installation Guide. From page 4 of the Tstud installation guide, this image shows how steel plates span the two Tstud chords to structurally connect the bottom plate to the foundation. The BASF Spraytite 158 HFO-blown closed-cell spray foam fills the open web space with R-6.6 per inch airtight insulation creating a reported R-20 TStud. I asked Iverson of the report’s assignment of the full initial R-6.6 per inch rather than the industry-accepted aged value. “The HFO blowing agent used is new enough that there really is no aged R-value per inch,” he told me. The reported value in BASF’s Evaluation Service Report (ESR 2642) is indeed R-6.6. No doubt, the Tstud is an elegant design in terms of strength and thermal performance. An internet sensation Iverson and Tstuds have taken the internet by storm, at least the parts of the internet that cover the building industry. This is in no small part because of a Tstud-sponsored video posted by Matt Risinger on his Build Youtube channel. According to Iverson, the video led to more than 978,000 views in the first three weeks after its release, more than 8,000 unique potential customers, and 22 new customers from Kentucky alone. “Our initial business model was to go after local and regional lumber retailers/distributors, essentially pushing Tstuds into the supply chain. But their uptake on innovative lumber products is generally pretty slow,” Iverson told me. “Between Risinger’s video and social media activity, we have ended up marketing and selling quite a bit to builders directly, reversing the way that new building products get into projects, pulling supply to lumber retailers and distributors.” At a recent event for the Greater Grand Rapids Home Builders Association—a longtime progressive and innovative local HBA—125 builders came to see Iverson and the Tstud. Thoughts from an early adopter Jesse Hartung of Modern Construction built his first Tstud home in 2016 and has been using them ever since. He’s built nearly 20 homes in the last three years using the new framing system (Jesse is the featured builder in the Risinger video). “Our standard exterior wall was 2×6, 16-inch on-center, with R-19 fiberglass batt and 6-mil poly,” Hartung told me, “The studs were simply getting too cold, generating lots of callbacks for nail pops. The switch to Tstud’s advanced framing package has virtually eliminated those callbacks.” This makes Jesse’s switch a great cost case study. Tstuds are not cheap—about $2.50 per board foot vs. around $.50 per board foot for 2x6s. But Tstud’s advanced framing approach means 24-inch on-center, single top plates, and virtually no deep-member headers at doors and windows. “It’s not an apples-to-apples framing member comparison between 2x6s and Tstuds,” said Jesse, “There is definitely a premium, but for my company, the builder premium on a typical home is around $1800 – $2000, with our largest home running about a $7500 Tstud premium. More than worth the cost,” concludes Hartung. When I asked Hartung about any disadvantages to TStuds he was quite straightforward. “As with anything new, no one likes the changes. But our crews, from framers to electricians, have learned how to be as fast with Tstud exterior walls, if not faster, than our former standard walls. One Tstud quirk is electrical boxes on exterior walls. The nails for most boxes are located too deep to catch the 1.5-inch deep Tstud (from the side). Turns out that for some strange reason, electrical boxes from The Home Depot in our area have the nails more toward the front, so we just pick up enough for the exterior walls. Or, one guy discovered that if you take the nails out and flip the box, that works too!” Page 28 from the Tstud installation guide shows how important coordination can be (in this case with the plumber) to ensure that only one Tstud dowel is cut as waste pipe is installed in an exterior wall. In my interview with Jesse Hartung he surprised me with his new exterior wall configuration: “Our new exterior wall is Tstud framing, ZIP wall sheathing (as an exterior air barrier), using the same R19 fiberglass batts, and poly as the vapor retarder. I bought a $100k closed-cell spray foam rig a ways back, but for me the spray foam works great for rim joists and eaves but I like the fiberglass batt and poly just fine.” Tstud is agnostic about what a builder chooses for cavity fill insulation. A corner of a Tstud wall by Modern Construction. Note the use of fiberglass batts as cavity fill and 6-mil poly as interior vapor retarder. More innovations to come Tstuds are a specialty product and they need to be configured by the manufacturer to satisfy different needs. The company plans to continue to innovate around the first-generation Tstud including the following: After attending a Passive House event in New York City, Iverson is committed to developing a 2×8, R-30 Tstud. For certain locations and for Tstuds as bottom plates, at least one 2×3 chord needs to be treated. The plate treatment Iverson has selected is NexGen, which has great fire performance as well. Treated Tstuds are reported to achieve a Class A fire rating (flame spread using ASTM E84 of less than 25). Wouldn’t it be cool to use some sort of Tstud in roofs and floors? Those Tstud products are under development. Iverson is now heavily promoting the Bare Naked Tstud, which has no insulation and allows builders to fill the thermal break with whatever type of insulation they would prefer. This new product has proven to be of real interest to modular and manufactured home builders. For a full slate of currently available Tstud and new products under development, see Iverson’s Roosevelt Energy Technologies website. The bottom line Like many of us—last time I checked, the video had well over 1M views—I watched the Matt Risinger Tstud video with intrigue and excitement: a new and innovative approach to exterior walls—yowza! And there are a lot of advantages to the Tstud framing solution. Here are my reservations now that the video buzz has worn off: Cost: Compared to double-stud walls and continuous exterior insulation, I am just not convinced that Tstud’s are superior, or superior enough, given their cost. Having said that, I don’t like most cost comparisons, and this is even more true for Tstuds, since they are not a 1:1 functional substitution for 2x6s. I think in the next 6 months to a year, as more builders in more markets use the TSud system and Iverson gets the economies of scale with larger production facilities, the cost issue will be more clearly sorted out. Strength: Iverson is really convincing in showing how much more compressive strength the Tstud has compared to a 2×6. But for many, if not most single-family homes, 2×6 advanced frame walls are perfectly adequate structurally. I do think that there may be convincing advantages to Tstuds in larger wood buildings where superior compressive framing member strength is a real fit for Tstud. Iverson is going after that market aggressively. Business models based on social media and page views: Both builders and manufacturers can jump to action based on web buzz. I am not saying that is true for Iverson or builders initially attracted to Tstud, but I am going to wait and see on this one. I am just not sure that the advantages of a fixed product will prove a clear cost and performance winner over the more malleable double-stud and exterior insulation wall systems. Maybe I am just getting old. My aversion to social media and particularly Instagram could be age-based instead of both being truly glitzy and distracting pastimes. Peter Yost is GBA’s technical director. He is also the founder of a consulting company in Brattleboro, Vermont, called Building-Wright. He routinely consults on the design and construction of both new homes and retrofit projects. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than twenty years, and he’s been recognized as NAHB Educator of the Year. Do you have a building science puzzle? Contact Pete here. All photos and graphics were provided by Tstud.
Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem As per veteran boxing reporter Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Mayweather visited and wished Pacquiao good luck as the Filipino boxing icon prepared to defend his WBA World welterweight belt against Adrien Broner Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dillashaw, Cejudo set for champ vs. champ UFC fight View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Pacquiao was already in his ring gear when Mayweather arrived. They shared an embrace before Mayweather shook the hands of the fighting senator’s staff, as shown on Manny’s Twitter video.Mayweather made his way to the ring to support his Badou Jack.Mayweather and Pacquiao had a storied rivalry as the two fighters exchanged status as the top boxer of the 2000s and early 2010s.Broner, though, is under the American’s company, who is also co-promoting the fight with MP productions.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town #PacBroner pic.twitter.com/ltR8zcCYA9— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) January 20, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Things have yet to transpire on the ring but Manny Pacquiao’s night has essentially been busy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOn top of the usual fight night warm-ups and last-minute preparations, Pacquiao also met with rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening
Kofi Kingston stole the show at WrestleMania 35 defeating Daniel Bryan in an enthralling fight to walk away with his maiden WWE Championship title here Sunday.The fight between Kofi and Bryan was brutal and went down to the wire. But the crowd favourite Kofi lived up to his reputation after being beaten and bruised by Bryan to emerge victorious in front of a capacity crowd at the MetLife Stadium.Tony Nese overcame the challenge from Buddy Murphy to win the Cruiserweight Championship. While Carmella took home the ‘Women’s Battle Royal’ trophy.In the Tag team event, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder defeated The Revival. Ryder was taken to task initially but at the last moment, Hawkins turned the tables on their opponents to script an emphatic win.WWE superstar Braun Strowman emerged as the winner of the ‘Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal’ on the pre-show.WrestleMania 35, the marquee event of the evening, began with the fight for the ‘Universal Champion’ with Brock Lesnar taking on Seth Rollins. However, Rollins turned the fight on its head to snatch the title from the defending champion.AJ Styles was pitted against Randy Orton and the former sealed the win with a phenomenal forearm.The Smackdown Tag Team event was the third fight of the glittering evening, where the ‘Usos’ successfully defended their title in a four-way contest.In the ‘falls count anywhere’ fight, The Miz superflexed veteran Shane McMahon but 49-year-old proved his mettle emerging triumphant.In other results, Samoa Joe retained the United States Champion title, Roman Reigns defeated Drew McIntyre, Triple H overcame Batista in a ‘no holds barred’ and the ‘IIconics’ came out victorious to be crowned the new Women’s Tag team champions.advertisementHowever, in a major upset, Kurt Angle’s illustrious career came to an end as he lost to Baron Corbin in his farewell match.The mega event, attended by over 80,000 spectators, concluded with the Women’s Main Event, a Winners Take All — introduced for the first time in WrestleMania. Becky Lynch walked away with glory as she was crowned both RAW and Smackdown Champion.
He’s back! Chelsea confirm Joe Cole joining academy coaching staffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have confirmed Joe Cole is joining the club’s academy staff.The 37-year-old, who retired from playing in November, will work across age groups for the next six months while he continues to study for his coaching badges.Cole, who won three Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the League Cup with the Blues, said: “Looking to the future, I want to stay involved in the game and I feel I can offer a lot as a coach.”To lend my experience to help other young footballers achieve their dreams, just like I did, is a big passion of mine.”Cole was in the Premier League team of the year in the title-winning 2006 season and was also named Chelsea player of the year in 2008.He joined the club from West Ham in 2003, where he was the sixth player signed at the start of the Roman Abramovich era. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the Terrapins on Saturday at noon. OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game against Kent State Sept. 13. OSU won 66-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorBefore Ohio State coach Urban Meyer spoke at his weekly Monday press conference, the Big Ten announced that redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett had been named the conference’s co-Freshman of the Week.Barrett’s award came after he threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns and gained 409 yards of total offense — the second best output in school history — in the win against Cincinnati on Saturday. Just four games into his career, he has already been named either Big Ten Freshman of the Week or co-Freshman of the Week three times, in addition to one Offensive Player of the Week award.While Meyer addressed Barrett’s development this season, he also took time to talk about the Buckeyes across the board as they come off the 50-28 win against the Bearcats.Meyer said he was “very pleased” with OSU’s offensive performance against Cincinnati.He said Barrett has been a strong “distributor” and the coaching staff is working to give him more responsibilities going forward.The champions on offense were: Senior wide receivers Devin Smith and Evan Spencer, redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas, redshirt-senior running back Rod Smith, Barrett, redshirt-junior tight end Nick Vannett and senior tight end Jeff Heuerman.Offensive players of the game were the entire offensive line and sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott.The champions on defense were: sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett, junior linebacker Joshua Perry and junior cornerback Armani Reeves.Bosa was the defensive player of the game.Meyer said “the obvious concern is pass game” for his defense. The pass defense gave up 221 yards and three touchdowns to one Cincinnati player on Saturday.Meyer said there is a new “Thursday race” award, given to redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn this week for his work on kick coverage.Meyer said kick coverage will be a challenge against Maryland on Saturday. He called the Terrapin’s kick and punt returners some of the best in the Big Ten.He said he expects a “big time atmosphere” in College Park, Md., for the game.Meyer said the lapses in pass defense against Cincinnati were on the coaching staff as well as player execution.“We had four really bad plays that we have to get corrected,” Meyer said of the Buckeyes’ pass defense.He said the defense still “absolutely” has the potential to be a championship-caliber unit.Meyer said he was “really excited” to see the production OSU got from skill-position players against Cincinnati. The Buckeyes’ offense totaled 710 yards, with more than 300 yards both passing and rushing.The coach said the offensive line is picking up depth and improving four games into the season.He said he considers the OSU offense a “very good one, potentially a great one.”Meyer addressed a potential quarterback controversy next season between Barrett and senior Braxton Miller by saying: “Braxton is our quarterback.”Meyer said OSU had some fun with assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel after his takedown of a fan who rushed the field, but also had a serious conversation with him about potential consequences if something were to have happened to the fan.Meyer said the matchup with Maryland is another “big one” for his pass defense.
Then-sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during a game against Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. OSU won, 42-20. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State junior running back Ezekiel Elliott had one of the best seasons in Buckeye history on the way to a national title. But halfway through spring practice, he has taken little to no team reps.Elliott has been sidelined for most of spring practice after undergoing offseason surgery on his left wrist. Not only is he on the recovery trail, but the Buckeyes have a new coach at the running back position. Tony Alford replaced Stan Drayton, who bolted for the NFL’s Chicago Bears just hours after Signing Day.But what could be looked at as setbacks have actually been the opposite, Elliott said Thursday.“(Alford) and coach Drayton are actually pretty similar. The way they attack, they are very passionate,” Elliott said. “They demand hard work. Coach Alford is a guy I knew well through recruiting and so getting adjusted to him was pretty easy.”Alford came to OSU from Notre Dame, where he spent six seasons as a running backs coach, wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.Alford said Thursday that while Elliott is out for the next six weeks, there is an opportunity for other running backs to step up and improve their game.“It gets some other guys an opportunity to get in there and get some quality reps,” Alford said. “Every single rep matters at all times because you are getting more of them. There’s less guys in front in line.”Alford added that just because Elliott had a successful 2014 campaign, it doesn’t mean he can take the entire spring off, even if he is nursing an injury.“The mental reps are big. Just because you had some success in the past, there’s still opportunities to grow and learn and see things,” Alford said. “The more mental reps can be very vital just as game repetition.”The newest coach at OSU said he isn’t worried about Elliott’s commitment to improve however, adding that the Buckeyes’ leading rusher is showing his desire to return the field in practice.“The one thing you love about Zeke is he is hungry. He wants to play. It’s killing him not to play now,” Alford said.With Elliott sidelined, redshirt-junior Bri’onte Dunn is one of the players who has been reaping the benefits.Dunn, who has been seeing the majority of the first-team reps at running back, said he is trying to take advantage of the opportunity as much as he can.“It’s a very great opportunity. I get lots of reps. Me and (redshirt-junior) Warren Ball get lots of reps and it’s getting me better each and every day,” Dunn said. “Coach Alford (is) really pushing us and I really have a great relationship with him.”Dunn’s extended reps have come because sophomore Curtis Samuel has been getting extended time practicing with the H-backs.Dunn said that while no one approached him about his teammate’s change of position, he took it as an opportunity to showcase his talents.“They really didn’t say nothing, they just moved him to H, and so it’s just me and Warren,” Dunn said. “As an older guy, I just took charge and went at it.”With Elliott unlikely to play in the annual Spring Game on April 18, Dunn and Ball will probably get extended playing time in the team scrimmage at Ohio Stadium. After that, the Buckeyes are scheduled to open the 2015 season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va.
The most passing yards in Big Ten history.The most total touchdowns in Big Ten history.The sixth quarterback in NCAA history to throw for 50 touchdowns.Ohio State redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins finished his first season as starting quarterback with each of these accomplishments in his resume, leading the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record as Big Ten champions and winners of the Rose Bowl.But immediately following the game, Haskins, who has a decision to make regarding his future, said his key motivation for returning would be to not finish tied for fourth in pass touchdowns, but first, aiming for the 58 scores Colt Brennan threw for Hawaii during the 2006 season.“It was a blur, but I wanted the Colt Brennan touchdowns,” Haskins said. “The Colt Brennan touchdowns, that’s a motivator.”Haskins ends his historic season under center with no clear answer about his future. He can return to Ohio State, lead the first season with head coach Ryan Day at the helm and go for the Brennan record he so desperately wants. Or the redshirt sophomore could go to the NFL, where he will be one of the clear top options at the quarterback position, and likely will be selected near the top of the first round.For now, Haskins isn’t feeling the pressure of picking one or another. Right now, it’s a coin flip in his mind.“50-50,” he said.In what has a supposed 50 percent chance of being his final game, Haskins threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, all of which came in the first half, helping to give the Buckeyes a 28-3 lead after three quarters.Haskins made NFL-caliber throws up and down the field against what many consider to be an NFL-caliber defense, proving the capabilities the quarterback has after just one season as a collegiate starter.But it is not just about talent for Haskins. It is not just about if he can make the jump.It’s about things outside of football, making the redshirt sophomore question if he wants to make a move to the NFL.“The school, the teammates, the coaches, the friends, girlfriend’s here … I gotta finish my degree in a couple semesters,” Haskins said. “A lot of positives.”Further factoring into Haskins’ decision is what will be happening with the position once he does leave the program.Ohio State has been linked to freshman quarterback Justin Fields, who announced he would be transferring from Georgia. Haskins said he has talked to Fields and that he is waiting to see what Haskins ultimately ends up doing.But already at Ohio State, redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell has proclaimed himself as the starter if Haskins heads to the NFL.For Fields to transfer, it would take a commitment from Haskins that he is leaving, potentially speeding up the urgency for the redshirt sophomore.Even with Fields, his teammates and fans all waiting to hear the decision, Haskins isn’t rushing his decision. The only date on his calendar is Jan. 15, the final day he is allowed to declare for the draft.“The 15th, so we’ll see,” Haskins said. “My teammates want me to come back every day, so I’m used to teammates telling me to come back.”For weeks, Haskins said he will start to think about his decision after he is finished with the Rose Bowl.Now, the Rose Bowl is finished, and Haskins has two weeks to make up his mind.Will the quarterback who broke nearly every passing record in program history return for another run under a new head coach? Or will the quarterback who already proved everything he needed to for the NFL become one of the highest draft prospects at his position, the highest for Ohio State since Art Schlichter was drafted by the Baltimore Colts No. 4 overall in 1982?At this point in time, Haskins is 50/50, and he has two weeks to decide which of his dreams is more important for him in 2019.“It’s hard, it’s my dream to play in the NFL, it was my dream to play at Ohio State,” Haskins said. “One day I’ll look back on it and see how much the season it was and how great it was, but right now it’s day by day, so I got a lot of decisions to make in the near future.”
Ohio State then-sophomore attack Tre Leclaire walks off the field with his teammates after scoring his first goal of the game in the first quarter against Michigan on April 13, 2018. Ohio State beat the Wolverines 8-5. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor In ChiefOhio State found scoring from seven different players against Boston University on Saturday, but it also relied on the same players from the week before.In the Buckeyes’ 17-10 win against the Terriers, senior midfielder Jack Jasinski and junior attacker Tre LeClaire came up big once again, giving Ohio State nine goals between the two.Jasinski’s five goals were a team high and LeClaire added four of his own to give the pair eight and seven goals on the season, respectively.“The goal every year is to improve,” Jasinski said. “This year I keep chipping away and at it and luckily the results came our way.”Ohio State (2-0) and its’ fast-paced offense came out with a 10-3 lead at the half, before senior attacker James Burr and Boston (1-1) made a surge comeback in the second half to close the gap before the Buckeyes ultimately pulled away late for a seven-goal win.“You take confidence from doing, and we were confident going into today from what we saw in practice this week,” head coach Nick Myers said. “I think the guys were confident that all we needed to do was do what we did for three or four days that to me was probably the biggest key, we didn’t have that feeling a week ago, and I love the way the guys responded to last week.”The offense was on full display from the start of the whistle, with Jasinski opening the scoring with a goal less than a minute into the contest. Boston countered that with a goal early from freshman attacker Timmy Ley, but the Buckeyes would get three straight goals for a 4-1 lead.The Terriers would get another goal before Ohio State came back again with three straight goals to end the first quarter with a 7-2 lead. The second quarter was more of the same, with the Buckeyes starting the quarter off quickly on a goal by sophomore midfielder Colby Barker, his first goal of the season, helping Ohio State take a seven-goal lead into a halftimeIn the third quarter, the game started to turn. after the third goal from LeClaire, Boston scored four straight goals to cut the game to 11-7 before the Buckeyes ended the quarter with back-to-back goals for a 13-8 lead heading into the fourth quarter.Ohio State outscored the Terriers 4-3 in the final frame to take the victory and move to 2-0 on the season“We were trying to do a little too much, and we got back to it in the fourth quarter,” Jasinski said.Burr finished with six goals for the Terriers, and Boston freshman goalie Joe McSorley made five saves on 22 attempts.Ohio State freshman goalie Skylar Wahlund made his first career start, making eight saves and leaving the game with a .500 save percentage before redshirt-sophomore Josh Kirson came in, saving three shots on five attempts.“I think both goalies did a good job, we didn’t do a great job in that third quarter, I think we got two guys that are really capable, just like a lot of positions there is competition,” Myers said.No. 15 Ohio State heads to Amherst, Massachusetts to take on UMass at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Spanish manager Marcelino Garcia Toral believe the UEFA Champions League group for Valencia is difficult but not impossibleSpanish La Liga side Valencia has been drawn into one of the most difficult groups of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League.The Spanish team will have to play against Italy’s Juventus, England’s Manchester United and Switzerland’s Young Boys.But Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral believes that while the group is difficult, it is not impossible to qualify to the next round.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.“It’s a difficult group and we knew that being in the third pot would expose us to risks, but there’s nothing impossible in life and that includes this group,” Marcelino told the official Valencia radio station as quoted by Football Italia.“It’s an attractive group, exciting for us and the fans. We’ll try to go through to the next phase and after six games we’ll see where we are.”“Our hope and ambition are to keep going. I’m certain Juventus and Manchester United will consider Valencia to be a minefield and it’ll be very motivating for us against these opponents,” he added.
Manchester City have become favorites in the race to sign Frenkie De Jong from Ajax Amsterdam.The Premier League champions are believed to be closing in on a £61 million deal for the Netherlands international, who has impressed in the Eredivisie in recent seasons.It is understood that the 21-year-old, who has been capped four times by his country, is viewed by City boss Pep Guardiola as the ideal successor to Fernandinho, with the Brazilian turning 34 in May.Guardiola tried and failed to find a replacement for the former Shakhtar man during the summer transfer window, with both Jorginho and Fred opting to sign for Chelsea and Manchester United respectively instead of a move to the Etihad Stadium.However, City are in line to get their man this time, with both Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona reportedly resigned to defeat in the hunt for De Jong’s services.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Earlier in the season De Jong’s representatives led by agent, Ali Dursun, refused to be drawn on speculation regarding the players future at Ajax.When asked if his client was joining Manchester City, Dursun, said according to Mirror Football:“I can neither confirm or deny this.”“You should ask Marc Overmars [Ajax’s sporting director].”“I send all clubs that contact me over to him.”