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Joan Urban, 92, Brookville

first_imgJoan Urban, age 92, of Brookville, Indiana died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.Born January 28, 1926 n Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana she was one of four children born to the late William & Bessie (Stout) Lackey. She was a graduate of the former Springfield High School. On August 10, 1944 she was united in marriage to Gordon Hyde Urban, and he preceded her in death on March 5, 1999.A homemaker and farmer’s wife, Joan’s life was centered on her family and her deep faith. She enjoyed singing and music, sharing her talents for many years volunteering at the Brookville Healthcare Center.Survivors include three children, Wade (Connie) Urban of Connersville, Indiana; Beth (Doug) Price of Batesville, Indiana, and Charles Verne Urban of Brookville, Indiana; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.In addition to her parents and husband, Gordon, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Neunswander; and two brothers Arvin Lackey and Robert Lackey.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon on Thursday May 17, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Michael McCullough will officiate the Funeral Services on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will then follow in College Corner Cemetery in College Corner, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to Restoration Ministries. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Urban family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

NW State, SHSU meet in Southland quarters

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Northwestern State (15-15, 12-9) vs. No. 4 seed Sam Houston State (18-13, 11-9)Southland Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas; Thursday, 5 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Northwestern State and Sam Houston State are set to do battle in the quarterfinals of the Southland tournament. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Dec. 18, when the Bearkats forced 19 Northwestern State turnovers and turned the ball over just 12 times on their way to the 13-point victory. SUPER SENIORS: Sam Houston State has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Kai Mitchell, Chad Bowie, RJ Smith and Dainan Swoope have collectively accounted for 49 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 56 percent of all Bearkats points over the last five games.CLUTCH CHUDIER: Chudier Bile has connected on 37.6 percent of the 93 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 13 over the last three games. He’s also converted 73.8 percent of his free throws this season.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Sam Houston State is 0-5 when its offense scores 65 points or fewer. Northwestern State is a perfect 7-0 when it holds opponents to 66 or fewer points.PERFECT WHEN: The Bearkats are 8-0 when they hold opposing teams to 65 points or fewer and 10-13 when opponents exceed 65 points. The Demons are 7-0 when they hold opponents to 66 points or fewer and 8-15 when opponents exceed 66 points.DID YOU KNOW: The Sam Houston State offense has scored 78 points per game this season, ranking the Bearkats 27th among Division 1 teams. The Northwestern State defense has allowed 75.7 points per game to opponents (ranked 289th).___ Associated Press March 12, 2020center_img NW State, SHSU meet in Southland quarters For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

T-Time: Burnout is a serious problem for coaches

first_imgAnger and frustration were the dominant sentiments expressed by college football coaches this week.  “They don’t want us in there anyway,” Swinney said. “We’d drop to 20 [with a loss], you know? Georgia loses to this very same team, and the very next day it’s, ‘How do we keep Georgia in it?’ We win to the team [North Carolina] that beat South Carolina and it’s, ‘How do we get Clemson out?’” There have been many discussions about mental health among student-athletes, but maybe it’s time to start looking after coaches, too. The job will always be a tiresome grind, but adding more mandatory dead recruiting periods or eliminating the early signing period could help prevent coaches like Petersen from burning out.  Even coaches who have no real reason to be frustrated were frustrated Saturday. After his team dispatched South Carolina to improve to 12-0, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney went on a tirade about how the Tigers get no respect from the College Football Playoff committee because of their perennially weak schedules playing in the ACC.  Petersen’s 14 seasons as a Division I football coach certainly played a role in his burnout, but so did the increased pressure that comes with the job both on and off the field.  “It becomes a lot of frustration and anxiety and stress,” said Petersen in the press conference announcing his departure. “Some of the excitement and positivity and optimism can kind of be pushed away. That’s never a way to live your life.”  Trevor Denton is a senior writing about sports. He is also a former sports editor for the Daily Trojan. His column, “T-Time,” ran every other Thursday. But something else is happening here. Due to the new early signing period and increased pressure to win in the College Football Playoff era, coaches are getting burnt out more so than ever before.  There’s no better example of this than Chris Petersen’s resignation from Washington Monday. Petersen led the Huskies to the College Football Playoff in 2016 and 10 wins in three of the last four seasons. And yet, he felt the need to step away from it all.  Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and Washington State head coach Mike Leach lashed out at reporters who questioned why they couldn’t vanquish their biggest rivals. Harbaugh is 0-5 against Ohio State during his tenure and said he won’t respond to insults when asked about his record. center_img If the committee’s prerogative is to “get Clemson out,” it’s doing a mind-bogglingly terrible job of it. The Tigers have made the playoff in each of the past four seasons despite losing to unranked teams twice over that span. Swinney’s misplaced anger resembles the Simpsons grandpa-screaming-at-clouds meme.  “These guys do it because they love it,” Larsen told the Grand Forks Herald. “But as an administrator, I worry about burnout with recruiting calendars. I have concerns with every sport. There are way too many recruiting days.” This also means fewer opportunities for coaches to get breaks during and immediately after the season. Then, once the first signing period begins, the rush to add players in February starts.  North Dakota State athletic director Matt Larsen foresaw this being a problem for coaches back in 2017.  Leach has lost his last seven matchups against Washington. He went as far as to tell a reporter to live his “little meager life” when asked if he was capable of overcoming recruiting deficiencies to beat the Huskies.  It’s easy to write this off as typical chippiness during the final week of the season, when the struggle of a long year has turned into a downright slog. National Signing Day used to take place strictly in February, but a new early signing period was added for the 2017 college football season. While voted in by coaches who wanted more certainty over their recruiting classes entering spring practice, the measure has completely changed their calendars and placed incoming coaches at a severe disadvantage (they now have mere weeks to put together the core of their first class, as opposed to a few months).  During a press conference this week, Swinney joked that adults, not first-graders, should get “nap time.” All coaches could use a little more rest. last_img read more