A couple of weeks ago, I attended two virtual press conferences for sports teams here at the University of Arizona. I did not expect them to be any different, as I have covered many press conferences before this. While I was at the first press conference, one of the players was asked a question about watching game film, and their answer shocked me. The athlete told the reporter that they do not watch game film on other teams. The athlete even went as far as to say that in all their years at the university, they have never watched film. When the press conference was over, I was in total disbelief of what I had just heard. How can you not watch film on other teams? The reason the film is there is so your team can gain an advantage against your opponent. It was refreshing to attend the next press conference though because the athlete I talked to spoke of the importance of watching film on other teams. Since the athlete brought it up first, I leaped at the opportunity and asked them if … [Read more...] about OPINION: Every athlete should watch game film
AUGUSTA, GEOGRIA - Hideki Matsuyama won the 85th Masters in dramatic fashion Sunday, holding off Xander Schauffele to become the first Japanese man to capture a major golf title. Carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, Matsuyama calmly grinded out clutch pars and struck for crucial birdies in a pressure-packed march at Augusta National, hanging on over the final holes for a historic one-stroke victory. Matsuyama took the green jacket symbolic of Masters supremacy, a top prize of $2.07 million (1.74 million euros) and a place for the ages in Japanese sports history. "I'm really happy," he said through a translator. "Hopefully I'll be a pioneer in this and many other Japanese will follow. I'm happy to open the floodgate and many more will follow me." After seeing his seven-stroke lead with seven holes remaining shaved to two shots with three to go, Matsuyama watched Schauffele’s ball end up in the water off the 16th tee on the way to a triple-bogey disaster. "I felt … [Read more...] about Matsuyama Becomes First Japanese Golfer to Wear Masters Green
Silicon Valley tech giants Apple and Google have blocked an update to the British government’s coronavirus contact tracing app from their respective app stores as the update shared the locations of users with the government, violating privacy regulations. An update to the National Health Service (NHS) COVID-19 app was intended to be released in time with the loosening of lockdown restrictions in the UK on Monday. The previous incarnation of the contact tracing app, which is still active on both Android and iOS devices, logs location data on a user’s device rather than it being sent to a centralised database. The app on the user’s device then compares the location data it holds against the NHS database to notify a user if an outbreak has occurred in a place they have visited. The new version of the app would see the location data directly uploaded to the government, rather than stored and handled locally, on the user’s device. The Exposure Notifications System FAQ joint policy … [Read more...] about Apple and Google Block UK Govt’s Coronavirus App Update for Violating Privacy
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team met Monday to discuss vaccination numbers and COVID-19 data. UA will continue in Phase Three of reentry this week. Classes of 100 or fewer students designated as ‘in-person’ or ‘flex in-person’ may begin meeting for in-person instruction. RELATED: Arizona is opening back up. Here's how UA students are reacting UA has now administered a grand total of 155,391 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those vaccinated at the UA POD, 24.6% self-identify as Hispanic or Latinx. MORE FROM THE DAILY WILDCAT University status update: UA commencement ceremonies to allow guests, slight increase in transmission University status update: City of Tucson, UA push back against Ducey’s repeal of mask mandate ASUA elections: highlights from Friday’s presidential debate “This is good progress, but we need to move even more quickly,” said UA President Dr. Robert C. … [Read more...] about University Status Update: ‘It’s literally a race against new infections,’ as UA aims to vaccinate students before summer
Gonzaga men's basketball assistant coach Tommy Lloyd is currently the hottest coaching name in the country that nobody knows about. He has had a huge hand in the dominance that the Gonzaga men’s basketball program has had recently, and he’s been on staff for 20 years, starting during the 2001-2002 season. Lloyd is from the Washington area and went to college at Whitman College to play Division III basketball. He ended up playing professionally overseas in Australia and Germany. The question then becomes: Why would Arizona want an assistant coach to lead its program? Aren’t they better than that? Lloyd is considered to be the best assistant coach on the west coast and probably the entire country. Lloyd has helped make Gonzaga elite by his recruiting prowess and it started with international players. He has recruited European and Canadian players, and even a player from Japan. MORE FROM THE DAILY WILDCAT Sean Miller out as Arizona men's basketball coach after … [Read more...] about What could Arizona men’s basketball get with Tommy Lloyd?