Ireland may tighten travel restrictions for COVID-19 hot spots

first_img“We’re looking at countries that may effectively become hot spots for COVID-19 in the months ahead, or indeed regions within countries, and looking at ways in which we can deal with that risk,” Coveney told national broadcaster RTE.Arrivals into Ireland from Malta, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greenland, Greece, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino no longer have to restrict their movements.The selection was shorter than many other countries’ “green lists”, including British-run Northern Ireland, which shares an open land border with Ireland where no travel restrictions are imposed.While Irish travellers returning from the 15 countries will not have to quarantine either, the government took out full-page newspaper advertisements on Wednesday telling people that the safest things to do was not to travel anywhere.”The message is still clear, the safest thing to do is not to take your holidays abroad, look after your family, spend your money at home and holiday at home,” Coveney said, noting that, while travel to and from Ireland was at around 7-8% of its usual level, 50,000 Irish people were still travelling abroad a week.  Ireland may introduce further travel restrictions for countries with a very high instance of COVID-19, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday after the government lifted its 14-day quarantine requirement for 15 European countries.Ireland, which has one of the lower rates of infection in the European Union with around 5 cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days, decided late on Tuesday to drop the restriction for people coming from countries with a similar or lower rate.Coveney said the government would turn its attention in the coming weeks to whether it should introduce steps beyond the 14-day quarantine from areas hardest hit, including a potential requirement to take a coronavirus test before departure. Topics :last_img read more

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Wolf Administration Announces 312 New Jobs with Expansion of Almac Group Facilities in Montgomery County

first_img November 10, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, as part of a stop on his ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Almac Group, Inc., a global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization, will expand operations at its existing U.S. headquarters in Souderton, Montgomery County, and double its physical presence in nearby Lansdale, Montgomery County. The company’s expansion will create 312 new jobs over the next three years.“In 2007, Almac Group invested $100 million, retained 495 jobs, and created another 264 jobs, when it successfully established its U.S. headquarters in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “Since then, we’ve seen Almac Group’s significant contributions to the economic vitality of the region as a major player in southeastern Pennsylvania’s strong bio-pharma industry, and we look forward to its continued success as it once again chooses Pennsylvania for its operations expansion.”While a majority of Almac Group’s growth can be accommodated within its current 240,000-square-foot headquarters facility, the company will lease an additional 26,000-square-feet of office space in Lansdale. Almac Group plans to invest more than $24.4 million in the expansion project, including substantial investments in new machine lines, computer equipment, software, and an expanded cold storage area. Additionally, the company has committed to the creation of 312 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of 1,110 existing employees.“Due to significant industry demand for our services, it is essential we build capacity and increase headcount to ensure we continue to compete at a global level. This year we are celebrating our 20th year in the US, and having experienced tremendous success we are excited to make a further commitment within the Montgomery County area,” said Almac Group CEO Alan Armstrong. “This investment signifies our confidence in the pool of talent and skills right on our doorstep.  We truly appreciate the guidance and support provided by both the Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development throughout this entire process and look forward to a very exciting future together.”Almac Group received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development comprised of a $1.56 million Pennsylvania First Program grant.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with DCED’s Office of International Business Development.Headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, Almac Group, Inc. is an established contract development and manufacturing organization that provides an extensive range of integrated services to companies within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, globally. The company’s services include research and development, biomarker discovery, development and commercialization, active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacture, formulation development, and clinical trial supply. Almac Group employs more than 4,500 highly skilled personnel throughout its operations in the UK, Ireland, the United States, and Asia.The ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.For more information about Almac Group, visit www.almacgroup.com.For more information on the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.us.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Wolf Administration Announces 312 New Jobs with Expansion of Almac Group Facilities in Montgomery Countylast_img read more

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first_imgAustralia: Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co (Australia) Ltd has won a A$4m contract for signalling equipment on Sydney’s Homebush Bay Olympic branch.Bangladesh: The Asian Development Bank has commissioned Rendel Palmer & Tritton to examine the potential for the Jamuna road bridge to accommodate track wider than the 1000mm gauge line it has been designed to carry. Brazil: MRS Logística SA, the private operator of Rffsa’s former SR3 and SR4 regions (RG 12.96 p811), has signed a contract with Tecfer, Hatch & Kirk and Montana Rail Link for the overhaul of six SD38 locomotives.Bulgaria: BDZ has invited tenders for the supply and installation of five underfloor wheel lathes.China: Koni is to supply over 4000 primary and secondary suspension dampers for 324 coaches under construction for Chinese Railways. Colombia: Brazilian contractor Andreade Gutierrez has purchased two containerised mobile welder units from Holland Co for use in track upgrading.Czech Republic: ZS Brno has completed modernisation of the 31·5 km Uhersko – Chocen section of CD’s Decin – Breclav route at a cost of Kcs1·10bn.Germany: Sanivac Vakuumtechnik and Staudenmayer have won an order from Adtranz for 150 self-contained toilet modules to be installed on German Railway’s VT612 tilting DMUs.Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-AG has ordered 32 more Type RS1 Regioshuttle lightweight diesel railcars from Adtranz for DM80m; they will be used by the Bodensee-Oberschwabenbahn and Karl-Grund Verkehrsgesellschaft.Great Britain: BR Research has obtained a contract from GEC Alsthom to work on key aspects of the safety case for Juniper EMUs to operate under lease on Railtrack 25 kV 50Hz and 750V DC routes.Stewart Fraser is to supply 1020 sliding glass and aluminium doors for platform screens on London Underground’s Jubilee line extension, under subcontract from Westinghouse Brakes Ltd.Hungary: MAV has awarded a contract worth HF2·3bn to Debreceni Jarmujavito Rt for the maintenance of 2800 freight wagons, including 700 tank cars. India: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is to manufacture 53 electric locos for lease to Indian Railways.Iran: India Railway Construction Co has secured a US$25m contract to supply signalling for IIRR’s Ahwaz – Bandar Emam Khomayni route. Lithuania: LG has issued a general procurement notice for track renewal and maintenance equipment worth an estimated ECU39bn, in addition to 52000 concrete sleepers and 53 switches. Norway: Train interior and seats manufacturer VBK is to supply VBK5000 second-class seats for a further four Danish State Railways’ IR-4 EMUs. VBK has already equipped 40 of the four-car units to be used on services across the Storebaelt link from June 1, and is also supplying interior components for Norway’s Gardermoen airport trains.Romania: Sncfr has issued prequalification documents for the overhaul and modernisation of 16 diesel and 24 electric locos, funded by an EBRD loan.Russia: Taylor Woodrow has begun preliminary work on a US$199m terminus complex in St Petersburg for RAO VSM’s high-speed route to Moscow.Slovakia: TSS Bratislava has ordered a TL50 tracklayer from Desec of Finland.Tunisia: Sncft has called tenders for the provision of technical assistance for bridge strengthening and repair work on the Tunis – Sousse – Gabès route. Turkey: TCDD has issued a tender for the supply of 60 electric locos, expected to cost US$240m. Tenders are due to be issued soon for electrification of the Aliaga – Cumaovasi route.USA: Boise Locomotive Co has won a US$4m contract to overhaul 10 GP50 diesel locos for Union Pacific.New Jersey Transit has awarded a US$56·4m contract to Slattery/Sordoni Construction for structures and embankments, as part of the Secaucus Transfer project (RG 1.97 p32).Hatch Mott MacDonald, Jacobs Engineering and ACG Environments have won a US$65m construction management contract for extension of the Red line to East Los Angeles (RG 2.97 p82).last_img read more

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Ex-Man City winger Henri Ogunby joins Burnley

first_img Loading… Henri Ogunby has signed a short-term contract with Burnley until the end of the season.  Henri Ogunby  The 18-year old winger, who turns 19 on Tuesday, featured for the Under-23s against Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United in the Professional Development League earlier this month, on a  trial basis.Advertisement Bolton-born Ogunby joins the Clarets from Manchester City, where he featured for the U18sand U23s side on a regular basis. Read Also:Man United players treated to spa after Burnley defeat He also trained with City’s first team several times, with the teenager making his debutfor the youth team at just 15 years old. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Valuelast_img read more

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Season-ending streak sends Gould to 4th Razor Chassis South Central Region prize

first_imgGould now has 139 wins over the course of his IMCA Modified career, a total that has him in the top 25 all-time for the division. Gould won his final six, and seven of his last eight IMCA Modified starts of the season in clinching his career fourth Razor Chassis South Central Region crown. William Gould ended the 2019 season with six straight IMCA Modified feature wins and his career fourth Razor Chassis South Central Region championship. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography) HIS SPONSORS: Gould Race Cars and Innovative Traction Solutions, both of Calera; D&R Construction, Caney; Bob’s Machine Shop, Hulbert; Champs Graphics and T’s of Elk City; Smiley’s Racing Products of Mesquite, Texas; Guillaume Motorsports of Haslet, Texas; Dirt Defender of Waxahachie, Texas; Mark Herring Race Engines, Plainview, Texas; 4T Concrete Pumping, Whitesborough, Texas; Adams Automotive, Van Alstyne, Texas; Jerry’s Bit Service, Decatur, Texas; Speed Shift TV; Hanjack Farms; Carey Menasco; John and Nikki Webb; Dustin Matlock; Steven Lewallen; BSB Manufacturing of Wellington, Kan.; Landrum Springs of Mentone, Ind.; and Pat Fagen and Fast Shafts of Des Moines, Iowa. HIS CREW: Wife Dana, son David and daughter Daisy.  CALERA, Okla. – With titles on the line, William Gould was at his best. His travels took Gould to 10 different tracks. He already had Southern Oklahoma Speedway and E3 Spark Plus Oklahoma State titles in hand before that late flurry of feature wins, which added the Grayson County Speedway track and ultimately the regional prize to his resume. From Calera, Okla., Gould collected 15 feature wins, five of them coming in a dozen open motor outings, along with another 22 top five finishes in 55 starts.center_img Starts 55                     Wins 15                         Additional Top Fives 22 “We didn’t do anything different the last month and a half,” said Gould, who had struggled with powerplant issues. “We had a string of bad luck with crate engines but when the car ran, everything was fine.” “Our number and percentage of wins were not outstanding. This was not a Cinderella season for us by any means,” said Gould, looking forward to better things in 2020. “The good news is we’re still racing.” He’d won national and regional crowns in 2013, then paced regional points again in 2014 and 2017. “Both Southern Oklahoma and Grayson County are about an hour away from home. If you’re going to win the region and have hopes of doing well nationally (he was third) you need to win two track championships and have good car counts,” Gould said. “When you find a track that is loyal to the sanctioning body, you need to be loyal to that track. There are a lot of more expensive options if you want to go racing but I’d rather save the money.” And his best is very, very good.last_img read more

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No. 23 Syracuse snaps out of early funk, scores 3 goals to top Cornell in shutout

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Head coach Ian McIntyre was concerned about a letup after a tightly contested, emotional game against Notre Dame on Saturday.His worries came to fruition during a stagnant first 17 minutes, as he frustratedly paced back and forth on the sideline while yelling at Stefanos Stamoulacatos to “find the game.”Minutes later, Stamoulacatos responded, swiftly assisting on a Juuso Pasanen goal and Emil Ekblom followed suit with his own tally three minutes later.After a slow start, the No. 23-ranked Orange (5-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) used those two early goals and a late one from Nick Perea to beat Cornell (2-2-1), 3-0, in front of 647 at SU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night.After getting out to an early lead, the Orange back three buckled down and shut down the Big Red attack.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a testament to our guys,” McIntyre said. “We found a way to get the result tonight.”After wide-open Cornell midfielder Tommy Griffin nearly scored early on, defenders Louis Cross and Jordan Murrell unleashed vocally on the Syracuse midfielders to find their marks. Goalkeeper Alex Bono screamed for his team to push up out of the defensive third whenever he corralled the ball.But the tide suddenly changed from a Big Red-dominated game to one that the Orange had firmly in its grasp.Ekblom took the ball to the left edge of the box before laying it off for Stamoulacatos atop the 18. He one-timed it to Pasanen, who side-footed the ball into the top left corner from 20 yards out in the 18th minute, beyond the outstretched left arm of Cornell goalie Zach Zagorski.“Amazing,” Pasanen said of his goal. “It was a great play on the left side. It was the best feeling. It’s always good to get the first goal.”A minute later, Chris Nanco came in for Stamoulacatos and immediately wreaked havoc on the Big Red back line. He dangled left defender Zach Bialik on the right flank before cutting inside and feeding Ekblom, who volleyed the ball into the bottom-right corner for his third goal of the campaign.The Big Red nearly cut the lead in half shortly after, when Bono bobbled a bouncing shot and Cornell forward Conor Goepel got a toe on it, but the ball trickled wide left to preserve the shutout.It was the closest Cornell would come, despite having a multitude of semi-chances, as Cross — in replacement of the suspended Skylar Thomas — remained steadfast in the center of the back three.“It was a bit of a shaky start, but I think we adjusted well,” Cross said. “Second half, we came out really well. We knew we had to be tighter, get the defense together a bit more, so I think we did pretty well.”Syracuse threatened to extend the lead several times early in the second half, but were unable to convert. Ekblom  beat two defenders with back-to-back spin moves in the box before hitting the left post. Oyvind Alseth beat four defenders before unleashing just wide left. Alex Halis ripped a shot that Zagorski was just able to hold onto.Bono and the back line weren’t tested nearly as much in the latter stages of the game as the Orange’s five-man midfield continued to put the Cornell defense on the back foot, virtually until  the clock hit triple-zeros.Perea added an insurance tally with just more than two minutes remaining that beat Zigorski at his near post, providing a fitting conclusion to a game that, after a shaky SU start, seemed all but decided.“This Cornell game was a tough test for us,” McIntyre said. “Now we take a deep breath for a few hours and get ready for Coach (Mike) Noonan and his talented Clemson team.” Commentslast_img read more

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Collier leading Women of Troy in 2012

first_imgIt is not always easy to look past the bikini-clad athletes that have dominated the beach volleyball scene. Those fans able to look away, however, have surely noticed a constant coaching presence on the sandy sidelines.A new home · The outdoor basketball courts near Parking Structure X will eventually house training facilities for USC’s sand volleyball program. – Emily Tat | Daily TrojanThat would be Anna Collier.Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh and Nicole Branagh are just a few of the many beach volleyball stars Collier has coached, along with Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and Annette Davis and Jenny Johnson in the 2000 Sydney Games.Collier is charged with developing the next generation of beach volleyball stars as the coach of the new USC women’s sand volleyball team, scheduled to debut in spring 2012.“USC wanted somebody with the experience necessary to set a good foundation for the program, and hopefully win right away,” Collier said.Collier’s style is unique because she emphasizes track workouts, as she served as the women’s cross-country and track and field coach at Santa Monica College. She was also the chair of the kinesiology and athletics department at Santa Monica College before coming to USC.“Everybody needs to know how to run track to a certain degree,” Collier said. “When we train, I utilize a lot of running. I can help [my players] by incorporating some of the drills that track and field athletes use to increase speed and jumping ability.”She can empathize with student-athletes interested in playing indoor and sand volleyball. While attending USC, Collier, who was then known as Anna Biller, competed with the track and field, volleyball, and swimming teams.Collier played beach volleyball professionally for seven seasons before beginning her coaching career in 1990.With the season a few months away, Collier’s squad is scheduled to train at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica until the scheduled facility is built on the space currently occupied by outdoor basketball courts adjacent to Parking Structure X. The plan is for USC to host the first sand volleyball national championship this season.Scoring is expected to be match play similar to tennis, with five teams of doubles from each school competing to be the first to earn three victories, Collier said.Nike is still developing the uniforms, but NCAA rules will require the midriff to be covered.Players coming to USC on a sand volleyball scholarship will not be allowed by the NCAA to play indoor volleyball. Student-athletes on indoor volleyball scholarships, however, can play sand volleyball.Geena Urango, who played four seasons of indoor volleyball at USC, will receive the first sand volleyball scholarship. Five players are scheduled to train with Collier in the fall, with players from the indoor volleyball team filling out the rest of the squad in the spring.“I believe strongly in all indoor players training on the sand,” Collier said. “Indoor in recent years has become very specialized by position. In sand volleyball, you have to do it all, so you become a better all-around player.”Since being hired in July, Collier has worked closely with indoor volleyball coach and director Mick Haley and the sand program’s assistant coach Cookie Stevens, who holds the same position with the indoor team.“I am very fortunate to have Mick and Cookie’s experience to help guide me through the administrative issues of starting an emerging sport,” Collier said. “I am good to go with the coaching aspect, but I have not coached at the NCAA Division I level, and there are a lot of rules and regulations.”Collier did not hesitate when asked about her immediate goal for the program.“I want to make sure that we create the kind of program USC can be proud of,” Collier said.last_img read more

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Julia Chandler acclimates to stretch-4 role with Bria Day back in rotation

first_img Published on December 6, 2016 at 9:21 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 When Bria Day sat out with a nagging injury, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman toyed with several rotations. Many of them featured then-back up center Julia Chandler, a 6-foot-2 sophomore subbing in for starter Briana Day. Chandler appeared uncomfortable in a position, “I’ve never really played before.” The natural forward faced playing the 5, which meant handling bigger bodies on both ends of the floor.As Bria Day eases her way back, Chandler can now play forward once again. Syracuse doesn’t have a reliable first player to come off the bench, but Chandler may be emerging as one. She’s acclimating to the stretch-4, a position in which she’s more comfortable because it allows her to rove the perimeter, shoot 3s and face up from midrange. Rather than play the backup 5, she can better space the floor for No. 20 Syracuse (6-3).“That was always the plan once we got Bria back healthy,” Hillsman said. “To get her out facing the basket more.”Against Michigan State on Nov. 30, Chandler stepped into a 3-pointer from the corner. She drained the triple, for her fourth long make in two games. She’s up to 24 3-point tries on the season, having attempted only 47 during her rookie year. It’s been a natural transition for someone with Chandler’s comfort level outside.SU hasn’t gotten consistent production from its bigs, other than Briana Day. With starting forward Isabella Slim struggling, Chandler could come off the bench earlier. Such was the case against Central Connecticut State on Sunday, when Hillsman signaled for Chandler to enter after Slim didn’t get a rebound on the first possession of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Bria Day returned to the second unit at Drexel on Nov. 21, Chandler didn’t see the court. Losing Day for any longer may have challenged a relatively lean rotation, considering Chandler’s early-season struggles. She’s looked awkward at times, turning the ball over on dropped passes and losing her pivot foot, resulting in multiple travels.Chandler went 5-for-7 from 3 over the next three games. And though she’s hit only one of her last 11 3-point tries, she’s more confident, her release cleaner, her jump higher and follow-through more extended.“There was a turning point in my mind where I was just like, I might as well just accept I’m a stretch-4,” Chandler said.Whether she plays more outside or near the basket depends on the defense, offensive play and score of the game. Her greatest asset, wherever she is on the floor, is her ability to draw opposing forwards out of the lane. Part of this can be attributed to more Syracuse pick-and-pops than when she played center, and part of it is thanks to her 3-point shot.Chandler can now screen for point guard Alexis Peterson up top, then pop, whereas before she mostly rolled.Finding the balance between perimeter and paint has not been easy for Chandler, who is sometimes out of place on offensive sets. Hillsman has waved her to move or set an off-ball screen. On the opposite end, she’s been more effective defending guards.“She’s not very good yet defensively with bigs,” SU assistant coach Tammi Reiss said.Chandler has flaws. She’s committed only six turnovers this season, but has hardly rebounded, averaging a measly 2.5 per game.“It’s clearly something for improvement,” Chandler said.To continue molding into a true stretch-4, Chandler acknowledges she needs to attack the glass better. But for now, Hillsman will take another evolving perimeter player who can shoot.“We’re making like seven to eight 3s a game,” Hillsman said. “With Julia, we’re making closer to 10. So we need those two or three more 3s a game because it changes us from being a second-round team to a championship-level team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Football: Wisconsin’s revamped passing attack making up for struggling running game

first_imgThe Wisconsin football team reached the highest single-season average for passing yards per game in 2011, when now-Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 234.3 yards per game and Paul Chryst was in his final season as the team’s offensive coordinator.Wilson then left for the NFL, while Chryst took a head coaching job at Pittsburgh. For the next few seasons, Wisconsin dominated games on the ground behind the likes of Montee Ball, James White and last season’s Heisman trophy finalist Melvin Gordon.As the running game was dominating, the passing game was struggling, and for the most part, Wisconsin’s offensive game plan had a fairly predictable identity each year.Ground and pound.This season, while Wilson isn’t back under center for the Badgers, Chryst is back after his stint with Pittsburgh to serve as the leading man for UW, and his presence is already being felt after the first two games of the season.Fifth-year quarterback Joel Stave — who is coming off a year where he threw for just 135 yards per game — is currently averaging 34.5 passes and 245.5 yards per game through Wisconsin’s first two contests. The Badger passing attack as a whole looks revamped and vastly improved when compared to that of previous years.And whether or not it is Chryst who should take credit, proving the core’s worth was something fifth-year senior receiver Alex Erickson took to heart.“I don’t know if it was [Chryst] coming here, but I think as a group we took it personal that we were going to be a strength of this team,” Erickson said. “I think as a wide receiver core we have really done that and it is starting to show on Saturdays.”It is also a matter of circumstance, as junior running back Corey Clement is still nursing a hamstring injury while the team is working three new offensive linemen into their starting lineup.Both scenarios have hurt the running game’s production and resulted in Stave throwing more times and for more yards than anyone may have expected.But despite Stave’s previous struggles and UW’s history of being a run-dominant team, it has not hurt the team’s efficiency on offense, something that may not be the case under any other coach or any other offensive scheme.“Obviously coach Chryst is going to do what he does, run his system and not worry about what’s happened in the past,” Erickson said. “But, I think guys have really adapted to him and guys have really grown into the offense.”Now, with Clement expected to be out until the Big Ten opener against Iowa, the passing game will continue to be relied upon and Stave’s numbers should continue to surpass those of Wilson’s record-breaking season.After two contests, Wisconsin has thrown for 491 yards and rushed for just 228.For offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph — so long as Stave and his receivers remain productive — that is entirely all right.“I think you play to what your team is doing well,” Rudolph said. “I think Joel’s doing a nice job making decisions with the ball and I think each game is its own entity. You go in with a plan and you kind of play to what’s going well.”Stave has the same kind of mindset, as he trusts Chryst will continue to make the right calls and work to make the offense run as efficient as possible.“I know Coach Chryst calls the games based off of how he’s feeling, how the flow of the game is going,” Stave said. “I think that’s worked well for him for many years.”Only time will tell what direction this Wisconsin offensive is going, as it is very dependent on the health of their lead running back, the effectiveness of the backups and the growing chemistry of the offensive line.But for now, as the Badgers take on this offensive style that may favor going through the air rather than on the ground, Erickson and his fellow receivers will continue to take advantage of their opportunities and continue to have fun while doing so.“It’s fun when you look over and Rob [Wheelright] is catching touchdowns and [Austin] Traylor is catching a touchdown,” Erickson said. “It’s fun to be out there competing and trying to be better every single week.”last_img read more

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