Tottenham has sent American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan to another second-tier club for the season. In this Wednesday, July 25, 2018 file photo, Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers leaps over Roma defender Luca Pellegrini during the first half of an International Champions Cup tournament soccer match. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) The 20-year-old center back will play for Swansea, the south Wales club that was relegated from the Premier League in May. He spent the first half of last season at Sheffield United and the remainder at Ipswich in the League Championship.Carter-Vickers remains in Tottenham’s long-term plans, though, having recently signed a new contract through 2021.A son of former NBA player Howard Carter, the Tottenham academy graduate made four appearances for the London club in the 2016-17 season.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is keen to capture Clint Dempsey if Liverpool continue to hesitate over signing him, the Daily Mirror say.Fulham star Dempsey wants to move to Anfield, but Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is yet to follow up his apparent interest with a firm bid.It is claimed that O’Neill will try to persuade the American to move to the Stadium of Light and hopes to speak to him this week.The Daily Mail also suggest Sunderland want Dempsey – and say Fulham are considering signing former Arsenal striker Eduardo from Shakhtar Donetsk as well as Brescia’s Omar El Kaddouri.According to the Mail, QPR are interested in Tottenham defender Michael Dawson and expect Joey Barton to join Marseille on loan later this week.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
7 April 2003If an object the size of half a soccer field hit the earth at 4 000 kilometres per hour hundreds of thousands of years ago, what would you expect to find? The rather special Tswaing Meteorite Crater, some 40 kilometres north of Pretoria.What’s special about it is that firstly, it is one of the best preserved meteorite craters in the world, and secondly, it’s very accessible – you can walk down into the crater, unlike a similar crater in Arizona in the United States, which gets so many visitors – 250 000 a year – that access to the bottom of the crater is no longer allowed.The Tswaing Crater (Tswaing meaning “Place of Salt” in the Tswana language) gets 12 000 visitors a year, mostly Gautengers, coming to marvel at this wonder that hit the earth 220 000 years ago with an impact of about 100 atomic bombs of the type dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. It created a crater of just over one kilometre in diameter and sent up 60 metres of earth to form the present-day crater rim.The crater is one of around 170 impact craters in the world and one of four known impact craters in South Africa. It has one of only four meteorite crater museums in the world. The others are in the US, Germany and France.An extensive wetland systemThe broader Tswaing Crater site covers some 2 000 hectares in the north-west corner of Gauteng, with over 220 000 people living in informal settlements in its immediate vicinity. Just east of the crater is the Soutpanspruit, feeding a rare and extensive wetland system, with a mini delta with many streams and islands.The lake once contained plenty of salt and soda ash.At the point of impact – an area spanning three kilometres around the crater – all life forms and rock, as well as the meteorite itself, would have vaporised. A broader area of 1 000 square kilometres would have been flattened. A gigantic air blast of up to 1 000 kilometres per hour would have added to the destruction.The whole site is covered in dense bushveld, and walking along the trail on the rim, one looks down into this marvellous phenomenon, with its small 100-metre diameter lake in the centre of the crater. Another three trails are being developed, one of them to the wetlands.The lake, which is filled by a spring in its bowl and rainwater, once contained high concentrations of salt and soda ash. These were mined for 44 years, until 1956. The salt content has dropped, making it no longer viable to mine. Remains of the factory and the manager’s house still stand on the south outer side of the rim. The lake is three metres deep and supports bacterial growth only.Drilling the craterDrills have been put down into the crater by geologists trying to establish whether the crater was formed by a volcanic eruption or a meteorite, a controversy that has raged for some years. Because volcanic rock was found in the crater rim, it was thought for many years that Tswaing was the result of some kind of volcanic event.In 1989 a drill was sent down 200 metres through the crater fill (sediment filling the crater over the years). Analysis of the drill core confirmed that the crater was indeed caused by a meteorite.What was also revealed was the climatic conditions going back 200 000 years. Unlike the present climate of sub-tropical and dry-humid conditions, in the past there were alternating dry and wet periods, and at one point the site was a forest of yellowwood trees. The drill core also helped scientists determine the age of the Crater, at 220 000 years.These drill sites now contribute to the water flow into the lake, and are still visible in the form of pipes protruding from the lake.This analysis revealed too that several animals that lived at the time of the impact no longer exist. These include the giant wildebeest or hartebeest, a long-horned giant buffalo and a giant zebra. An early form of homo sapiens roamed the area, but would not have recorded their presence through rock art – the first rock art was recorded in South Africa 170 000 years later.Vredefort DomeSouth Africa has another impact crater, about 200 kilometres south of the Tswaing Crater. The 250-300km wide Vredefort impact crater – formed by an asteroid some 10 kilometres in diameter hitting the earth – is located about 120km south-west of Johannesburg. Known as the Vredefort Dom,e the crater dates back 2 020 million years.The significance of the Vredefort Dome is that when it hit the earth, the gold-bearing rocks of the Witwatersrand, which were deposited some 800 million years prior to the Vredefort impact, were covered with impact debris that protected them from erosion over the subsequent two billion years.If you’re wondering whether it’s about time another meteorite ploughs into this part of the earth, it is estimated that such an event occurs every 7 000 years.The Tswaing Crater MuseumThe Tswaing Crater is managed by the Northern Flagship Institution, Gauteng Nature Conservation and the City of Tswane. The local community is involved in monitoring the fence around the perimeter of the site, and providing guides who have been trained to take visitors on tours of the site.The Tswaing Forum was established in 1993, and one of its major aims is to establish “a non-aligned independent people’s project for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of the environmental (natural, cultural, human) resources of the Tswaing area”. This includes liaising with local communities, breeding indigenous domesticated animals and plants, and developing Tswaing as an ecotourism destination.Tours of the site are available. Dormitory accommodation is also available. For more information, contact the Tswaing office on (012) 790 2302, 083 505 2271 or 072 251 6582, or send them an e-mail.
“The changes to the women’s rules are a huge step in the right direction, but maybe there are ways we can tweak the race structure to get the women more involved with the guys who paddle as fast as we do.” WomenMichele Eray 19:06.02Robyn Kime 19:26.00Jen Hodson 20:01.28Hillary Pitchford 20:22.54Jean Wilson 20:40.45 “I am super stoked,” said McGregor. “I have raced all over the world and there is no doubt at all that this is the toughest race on the planet.” McGregor started the 62 kilometre final stage from Zoutkloof to the coastal resort of Port Owen in Velddrif with a 10-minute lead and dominated a four-boat bunch that finished together to wrap up the victory. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material He finished 16th overall but, when combined with McGregor and Rabie’s podium finishes, it was just enough to get his team home against the potent Trueb Kitchens team and the Gauteng Veterans. “It was about time I had some good karma after the dramas of the first two days,” said a relieved King, who had finished second in the two previous editions of the race. “This was the toughest Berg I have ever been involved in,” he added. Lance King finished the four-day race on a high, mixing it up at the front bunch to wrap up third place, which helped erase memories of a nightmarish finish on day two when a mistake in the trees above Misverstand Dam saw his separated from his kayak and paddle, dropping him from second to a distant sixth. ‘He won it in style’“Hank didn’t just win it, he won it in style,” said Rabie, whose flawless race was a tribute to his determined training and diligent work scouting the river. RESULTS Raised the barPlettenberg Bay-based Olympian Michele Eray raised the bar of female Berg racing with a rampant 20-minute victory over two-time defending champion Robyn Kime. Inaugural winnersIn amongst the finishers were a number of paddlers from the inaugural race in 1962, including former champions Willem van Riet and Jannie Malherbe. Stellenbosch University student Pierre-Andre Rabie wrapped up the race of his canoeing career with a well-deserved second, and heaped praise on the eight-time champion. “I was out to see how far up the field [I could finish] against the men’s field that had the benefit of racing together in groups with paddlers of similar ability,” said Eray. 18 July 2011 The race’s 50th anniversary was celebrated by a record field of over 350 paddlers, and enjoyed four unseasonably warm clear days on a medium level river. Jen Hodson eventually finished well off the pace in third with a gutsy performance. She had entered the race only two weeks earlier after suddenly retiring from sprinting. “I played with the big girls and they beat me up!” she said. “Mich (Eray) was brilliant throughout the whole race,” said Kime. With three team members counting towards the lucrative team prize, the pressure fell on Mynhardt Marais, who was well off the front bunch’s pace. On each of the stages she started the day alongside Kime and lightning fast sprinter Jen Hodson before gradually dropping her adversaries and then, not unlike McGregor, racing away alone. Hank McGregor romped to a record eighth victory in South Africa’s Berg River Canoe Marathon on the weekend. Michele Eray dominated the women’s event to win her maiden title in the tough four-day race from Paarl to Velddrif in the Western Cape. Sweet victoryThe victory was particularly sweet for McGregor because, after asserting his authority on each of the first three stages, he elected to race away on his own to truly stamp his authority on the race when he would have been fully justified to paddle in a bunch and preserve his lead. The boat that won that inaugural race, dubbed “Kelkiewyn” was also successfully paddled to the finish by Lionel “Lonkie” Ekermans. Team raceThe team race was thrown wide open on the final stage with the sudden withdrawal of Hank McGregor’s team mate Marc Holtzhausen. The Durban stalwart, who paddled a heroic third stage, could not continue due to severe pain from the blisters on both hands. MenHank McGregor 16:59.25Pierre Andre Rabie 17:09.40Lance King 17:13.24Heinrich Schloms 17:19.29Jacques Theron 17:19.29Graeme Solomon 17:22.12Robbie Herreveld 17:26.10Edgar Boehm Jnr 17:40.47Tom Schilperoort 17:46.59Mike Stewart 17:51.36Donnie Malherbe 18:01.15Nick Longley 18:06.04Paul Marais 18:07.51Graham Monteith 18:13.32Ian Trautmann 18:20.02Mynhardt Marais 18:23.12Andrew Birkett 18:25.28Gert van Deventer 18:26.06Chris de Waal 18:28.38Ernst van Riet 18:28.43 “I guess I was out to prove a point by pushing it at the front,” said McGregor. “It wasn’t always like that. On the final stage I found myself 60 metres behind the guys, and they were pushing the pace, and I had to grind back onto the bunch.” “To win against the field of legends that has been assembled this year is a real privilege for me,” he added. “It’s right up there with the best of my wins.” SAinfo reporter ‘Really special’“The win is massive for me,” she continued. “I had set my heart on winning this race, and to do it in the 50th anniversary is really special. It was brilliant racing against such a strong women’s field, as well.”
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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Russia, which finished the games at the top of the medals table with 13 gold and 33 overall, has now been stripped of six medals based on evidence of a state-sponsored doping program in Sochi, including samples being swapped in the laboratory. Two of the six medals were gold.The Russians still lead the medals table with 11 gold, tied with Norway, but have fallen behind the United States in overall medals. The Americans, who won nine gold medals, have 28 overall, one more than Russia’s current total of 27. Norway has 26 overall medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIf the IOC decides to upgrade athletes who finished behind the banned Russians, the table would change again.Two other Russian women who didn’t win medals, Maria Orlova and Olga Potylitsina, were also banned. Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Russian officials said all four banned athletes will file appeals.“We are absolutely sure of the innocence of our athletes and will stand up for their rights,” the Russian Bobsled Federation, which governs skeleton, said in a statement.The previous six bans were in cross-country skiing. The cases against the Russians rest on evidence gathered by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren, including testimony from the former director of Russia’s anti-doping laboratories in Moscow and Sochi.Without positive doping tests, the IOC disciplinary panel used evidence of cover-ups and tampering of sample bottles first gathered last year by McLaren’s team.The IOC will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.ADVERTISEMENT Elena Nikitina of Russia celebrates her bronze medal win during the women’s skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Nikitina. AP FILE PHOTOMOSCOW — Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time), leaving the United States as the country with the most medals.Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the International Olympic Committee for doping, including men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina.ADVERTISEMENT Barcelona, Chelsea advance to Champions League last 16 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ The ban for Tretyakov puts Latvia in line for its first Winter Olympic gold medal. If the IOC formally reallocates the medals, Martins Dukurs would be upgraded to gold. It would also mean silver for Matthew Antoine of the United States and bronze for Dukurs’ brother, Tomass.In the women’s event, Nikitina’s bronze would go to American slider Katie Uhlaender, who originally missed the podium by 0.04 seconds.The IOC sanctions disqualify the four Russian skeleton racers from the Sochi Olympics and also ban them from all future Olympics.Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov said more sanctions are possible.“I think we can expect the same decisions for the bobsledders and the female hockey players,” Zhukov said. “The rulings are all the same.”Russia won two gold medals in men’s bobsled at the 2014 Olympics, but there has been no official confirmation that the IOC is investigating. The Russian women’s hockey team didn’t win a medal.The Russian government has repeatedly denied any involvement in doping or any cover-ups and says its athletes are being unfairly targeted. President Vladimir Putin has said the Olympic doping cases are part of an American bid to discredit his government ahead of presidential elections in March. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa
Big Deal The only positive outcome of the carnage – for which politicians need not be credited – has been that it did not lead to a communal flare-up in convalescing Gujarat. -RAAJ GOPAL MEHROTRA, Kanpur Beyond Belief The carnage at the Swaminarain temple confirmed that terrorism in India has,Big Deal The only positive outcome of the carnage – for which politicians need not be credited – has been that it did not lead to a communal flare-up in convalescing Gujarat. -RAAJ GOPAL MEHROTRA, KanpurBeyond BeliefThe carnage at the Swaminarain temple confirmed that terrorism in India has reached perilous proportions (“Terrorism’s New Strategy”, October 7). Terrorists should remember that killing for religion is like lying for honesty: it doesn’t attain any objective. The people of Gujarat should stay calm to uphold secularism and defeat all intents of the terrorists. An eye for an eye only leaves everyone blind.-K. CHIDANAND KUMAR, BangaloreIrrespective of how the instigators of the dastardly strike at Akshardham interpret it, in gauging the success of the cowardly act emphasis would necessarily lie more on the response it provoked than the operation itself. The restraint by the people in the wake of grave provocation must have disconcerted the extremists.-UDAY POWAR, AurangabadThe attack on a soft target like the Swaminarain temple in Gandhinagar, the seat of the Gujarat Government, is another instance of intelligence failure and security lapse. That it took hundreds of state police-men and NSG commandos to kill two gunmen after a long battle is a point that needs investigation. We are woe-fully ill-equipped to deal with disasters. The tragedy has exposed our vulnerability to random attacks. The policy-makers wake up only when there is a disaster and return to their slumber.-D.B.N. MURTHY, BangaloreTerrorism’s strategy may be new but the solution is old: crush the terror machines wherever they show their head. The strike targets may be soft but the will of the nation is strong and the morale of our forces high. The need of the hour is to strengthen our intelligence network. Our intelligence agencies must introspect, detect flaws and take remedial measures so that such incidents do not recur.-SATISH SATIJA, DelhiWhile better coordination is required among intelligence agencies, the state and Central police organisations and the military, it should not translate into creation of more top-level posts. In our country coordination has always been used to expand promotion opportunities. There are already umpteen number of coordinating bodies, with secretary-level officers, but insiders know about the quality, timeliness and use-fulness of their analyses. What is really needed is to increase, strengthen and make effective the ground-level intelligence collection by penetrating hostile groups. If the US can break up terrorist groups with the help of FBI, there is no reason why we cannot, given the ethnic advantage we have. If we cannot counter jehadi trouble-makers within our country, how can we dream of covert retaliation?-R.V. NARAYANAN, on e-mailIt is time our leaders concentrated more on action and less on political rhetoric to stop such inflammable tendencies. It is sheer naivete to depend on a foreign power for the internal security of our country. It seems that secularism has simply become a feel-good word buried in some part of the Constitution; if we cannot guard its integrity, let us not destroy it either.-RICHA JOSHI, LucknowJust beefing up the security at important places is not enough to ensure terrorist attacks do not recur. What we have to change is our thinking: if the terrorist camps in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir are destroyed, it will slow down the infiltration.-MALAV MEHTA, AhmedabadSplendid in DeedN. Chandrababu Naidu seems to be in trouble but the fact remains that Andhra Pradesh has made tremendous progress in several fields under his dynamic leadership (“Fading Glory”, October 7). His splendid achievements stand in stark contrast to the dismal record of bad governance by the Congress chief ministers. If scandals defeat and destroy Naidu’s fairly able and efficient government-as the undeserving and unscrupulous Congress hopes and expects – it would be a supreme tragedy for the people of the state. Of course, an intelligent administrator like Naidu should steer clear of scandals that have tainted the fair image of his government, which has done its best in the face of heavy odds.-T.S. PATTABHI RAMAN, CoimbatoreThe congress has a long way to go to prove its worth. Naidu, on the other hand, already has several ongoing schemes for the rural poor. However, only time will tell whether he will be able to give the state sustainable development without running into a debt trap and still be able to hold on to his position.-A. JACOB SAHAYAM, on e-mailWhat age do we continue to live in if we fail to offer any choices to our women and let the men walk away with all the decision-making? -BAL GOVIND, Bareilly Fruitless ChaseThe difficulty in getting Abu Salem deported to India is as ironical as the case of a man who grows a tree in his garden but cannot enjoy its fruits as they are hanging over the neighbour’s lawn (“End Game”, October 7).-RAJNEESH BATRA, DelhiGround RealityOur obsession with cricket – which fetches a millionaire like Sachin Tendulkar a customs duty waiver on a Ferrari-represents a society with warped sensibilities (“Money Wars”, September 30). As a pilot with a national carrier, I am expected to fly a Rs 600 crore-machine at 1,000 kmph at 37,000 ft through bad weather and any emergency, and safely land with 300 human lives on a narrow strip of land with pin-point accuracy. I do not enjoy the luxury of being able to score a duck and going back to the pavilion. Every time I operate a flight the country earns millions in foreign exchange. Yet each time I return to India my customs duty exemption is only for goods worth Rs 300. There are many more unsung heroes in this country who deserve the nation’s gratitude. Isn’t it time to review our priorities?-CAPTAIN SUBHASHISH MAJUMDAR, MumbaiWith the kind of money flowing into it, cricket hardly remains a sport and is increasingly becoming like a television serial: people’s favourite stars performing, heroines showing up during breaks, the umpires as villains and even day and night shows.-DR RAJIV CHOPRA, DehradunUtter DisgraceM. Karunanidhi, who has been a staunch atheist all his life, is now meddling in matters of religion and thereby setting a dangerous precedent (“War of Words”, September 30). This is probably a cheap gimmick to remain in the news. We must realise that the ugly head of politics has only ruined society. By showing disrespect to the revered Shankaracharya, Karunanidhi’s ailing political career is bound to worsen.-VIVEK IYER K., CoimbatoreDoes no one question Karunanidhi’s hypocrisy? Even as he criticises the use of Sanskrit, his grand-daughter attends a school where one has to study Sanskrit or Hindi as a third language and his Speaker’s grandson opts for Sanskrit as second language.-EKALAVYA KRISHNAN, on e-mailAge of ConsentMani Shankar Aiyar displays his sycophancy by comparing Sonia Gandhi’s age to the Indian Constitution to establish her Indianness (“Voices”, September 30). It also shows the Congress’ desperation to convince Indians that Gandhi is one of us. Aiyar, it is clear, has turned senile.-M.V. RAO, BhubaneswarA mathematics teacher asked her class, “If the length of this room is 20 ft, what is my age?” While the class fell silent, one pupil got up and answered: “You are 40.” When the teacher asked the bright child how he correctly deduced her age, he replied that his brother was 20 and half-mad! Aiyar obviously has not heard of the anecdote.-M.S. KILPADY, MumbaiPutting at RiskBy holding the Jammu and Kashmir elections in four phases, we are inviting the terrorists to strike at will (“Redeeming Revolt”, September 30). If the election commission cannot hold polls the same day despite an enormous force at its disposal, it had better be dis-banded. By having the elections at one go, the casualty figures can be min-imised as terrorists cannot possibly strike all over the state in a single day.-DR M.L. GUPTA, on e-mailPace SetterI was part of the three-member High Speed Committee formed by the Railway Board in the 1960s to recommend steps to increase the maximum speed of trains to 100 kmph (“How Safe are Fast Trains?”, September 23). The crux of our recommendations was that with regard to the existing track and century-old bridges, it was possible to increase the speed marginally to a maximum of 120 kmph – any further increase required a new alignment of track and substructure with gentler curves and points and crossings meant only for high-speed trains. Therefore, two pertinent questions arise: who authorised and on what grounds the increase in speed of the Rajdhani Express from 120 to 130 kmph? And, when it was indicated that the bridge on Dhawa river had developed internal fracture on one of its pillars, why wasn’t a permanent speed restriction imposed till the repairs had been made, checked and certified?-J.M. Kapur (retd), Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, DelhiadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementPreity ZintaRank and OrderWhy is it necessary to assign ranks to actors to gauge their talent and appeal? -SITA RAM, on e-mailPreity Zinta may win a Miss Popularity contest but lacks the spunk to be the queen of the marquee. -ALPA SHAH, on e-mail Cheat FundWisitex Foundation seems to have made a business of cheating organisations by collecting hefty amounts as participation fee in exhibitions and then having them postponed or cancelled (“Fair is Foul”, September 23). We had paid Rs 2.92 lakh in 1997-98 for participating in the “Instrumentation & Control-99” exhibition organised by Wisitex. It was cancelled but we are yet to receive a penny. We are told several participants have met the same fate. The Government should take stringent action against Wisitex.-AMARENDRA KULKARNI, MD, General Instruments Consortium, on e-mail
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everton winger Walcott recovery ‘on track’ after head injuryby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Theo Walcott is on track for a smooth recovery from a head injury.The 30-year-old winger had to go to the hospital after suffering a knock to the head against Manchester City at the weekend.Standard concussion protocols mean he will miss at least a week.But his Marco Silva manager believes that Walcott will be okay very soon. And the club agree, according to a recently released statement: “Since his discharge, the club’s medical staff have continued to follow the standard concussion protocols with the forward.””Walcott is on track in his recovery ahead of a potential return to full training later this week.”
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 27: Herbie Husker celebrates a Nebraska Cornhuskers touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska beat Michigan 23-9. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) Twitter/Michael Rose-IveyNebraska, which has a new coach (Mike Riley) for the 2015 campaign, isn’t being picked by many to win the Big Ten. In fact, when 40 media members voted back in July, only five picked the Cornhuskers to win the league’s West division, and nobody picked them to win the entire conference.That apparently doesn’t sit well with junior linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey. Rose-Ivey gave an interesting set of quotes to Steven M. Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star earlier this week.“It’s easy for us to say, ‘Don’t read the headlines, don’t listen to what people are saying,’” Rose-Ivey told reporters Tuesday. “But to be blatantly honest, in some ways, we feel disrespected.We understand what we have as a team offensively and defensively. We understand a lot of people aren’t counting on us to do much coming out of the West and whatnot. But that’s why you have to play the games.”Nebraska has lost exactly four games per season seven years in a row, so it’s understandable that both fans and media members expect much of the same in the immediate future. But with Nebraska’s program now under the direction of a new coaching staff, will that change? Rose-Ivey clearly thinks so.