Fifteen years ago today, Eric Crouch won the Heisman Trophy.Technically, Eric Crouch won the 2001 Heisman Trophy in December of that year, but really, he won it on Oct. 27, 2001, in a game against Oklahoma.Nebraska topped the Sooners, 20-10, in a matchup of two top-three games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.The game – and the Heisman – was won on a 63-yard catch – yes, catch – by Crouch, the Huskers’ star quarterback. The play was “Black 41 Flash Reverse.” Crouch remembered it on Twitter today.Hard to believe it has already been 15 years… Thanks #HuskerNation for making this moment so special! #GBR #Black41FlashReverse pic.twitter.com/hePzCpRThX— Eric Crouch (@croucheric) October 27, 2016Nebraska football really hasn’t been the same since that game. The Huskers went on to make the national championship game that year, but were blown out by Miami. Nebraska has yet to make it back to a BCS/College Football Playoff game.The Huskers are potentially taking some steps back toward eliteness this year. Nebraska is undefeated and ranked No. 7 in the country. A win this weekend could supplant their College Football Playoff contention.Nebraska and Wisconsin are set to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
Reigning A-League champions Sydney FC have all but locked in a pre-season match against PSG to be played in China on July 30.The French heavyweights were originally scheduled to play Espanyol on July 27 with Europa League qualifiers ultimately seeing the Spanish club have to withdraw.In come the Sky Blues, who will now travel to Suzhou as part of PSG’s Asia Summer Tour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Paris-based club will also tackle Inter and Stade Rennais during their trip to China.🆕🌏🇨🇳Les joueurs de @TTuchelofficial affronteront le @SydneyFC à la place de l’Espanyol Barcelone lors du #ChinaSummerTour2019🇦🇺 Sydney FC 3⃣0⃣ juillet -📍 Suzhou— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) June 25, 2019Sydney FC’s pre-season plans remain relatively unknown though they will learn their opponent for the FFA Cup round of 32 tonight.Four of those games are set to be played between July 30-31 presenting a potential hurdle to the Sky Blues trip to China which the club are yet to officially confirm. Steve Corica’s side won last season’s A-League grand final on penalties against Perth Glory having finished the regular season in second. The Sky Blues last high-profile friendly came in July 2017 when they hosted Arsenal at ANZ Stadium with the Premier League club claiming a 2-0 win. PSG have made a habit of going to China in pre-season over the past few years and will be bringing their first-team squad with them this year. “All the team are very enthusiastic to come back to China,” Maxwell Scherrer said in a club statement. “This will be the third time for the club, following two successful campaigns in 2014 and 2018.”We are especially delighted to discover two cities where Paris Saint-Germain has never played before and to come back here to Shenzhen, a city and a stadium we know from last year.”It is a very exciting time. Passion for football is more intense than ever in China and we want to continue to build strong ties with the local fans.”
In the last eight weeks in Midleton we have have two children, seven and two, who are both dead. It makes me madBuckley will put an emergency motion demanding a full inquiry to the town council next Tuesday, and will also be asking the HSE to put the ambulance base back into Midleton. He also plans to lobby TDs on the issue.He said that the tragic death has “affected the whole town. It’s like there is a black cloud over Midleton and East Cork”.Read: National targets for ambulance response times to be abandoned>Read: HSE clarifies ambulance response time after death of boy (7)> THERE IS A ‘black cloud’ over Midleton in East Cork after the tragic death of a toddler, a local councillor has said.Sinn Féin councillor Pat Buckley told TheJournal.ie that he has been inundated with calls from concerned people after the boy, named locally as Vakaris Martinaitis (2), died following a fall from an upstairs window at his home.Cork All-Ireland winning hurler Kevin Hennessy saw the family moments after the fall and told Morning Ireland he rang the ambulance service but was told that there was no ambulance available in their area at that time to bring the child to hospital.He brought the child to South Doc and Martinaitis, who was conscious but had a graze over his left eye and a swollen forehead, was subsequently driven to hospital by Hennessy.Cllr Buckley said that he is angry at the way the ambulance service in East Cork has been reorganised and is calling for a full inquiry into the death of the toddler. Martinaitis’s death follows the death in March of seven-year-old James Casey Butler.HSEThe HSE said today that extends its sympathies to the family of the deceased child. It said that to establish an accurate account of this incident, it has asked the National Ambulance Service to examine the details of what occurred and to provide an account of the facts.Buckley said he is “very angry and very bitter about the situation and the HSE and ambulance service in East Cork”. He said that at a meeting last year when the HSE was changing the ambulance system, he asked if it could promise that there would be an ambulance “24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days year in Midleton” and was told there would be.He said that it doesn’t make sense not to have an ambulance service based in Midleton, given that such a service took on average 220 calls a month when it was in the area.Buckley said there is a lot of anger in Midleton following the news of the boy’s death, and the situation regarding the ambulance service.He has called for a full inquiry into the death of the young boy. People in Midleton are “terrified” because of the ambulance situation, he said.The system is diabolical – it’s not working.