Just when it looked like it might not come this month … or the one after it, with every team they face the rest of 2015 expected to be favored …The Lakers win, the Lakers win, tra la.Oh, sorry, I forgot how to act.The Lakers’ hopes for this season, which seemed to have sailed off the Earth as if it was flat, are back! Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The dream, or expectation — in Lakerdom they get confused — was to be good enough to attract a free agent star with the initials KD next summer.Laker reality is dewey youth alongside hoary age, with a schedule that means things will get even worse if they can’t put it together fast.If their veterans were supposed to make up what they lacked, not enough of them are Lou Williams, Brandon Bass or even Metta World Peace.Nick Young is 30, if forever young, not to mention Nick Young, averaging a solid 10.3 off the bench, although ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh figured out that he hasn’t yet assisted on a Kobe Bryant basket.Roy Hibbert is averaging 3.8 blocks in 24 minutes, but he’s a fish out of water.Hibbert’s heyday, which ended last season, came in a Pacers scheme based on packing the lane.The Lakers don’t defend that way or, to date, any way. The 24 minutes he plays suggest — predictably — how far out of water Hibbert is.Then, of course, there’s Bryant. He’s hardly the only one struggling, just the one who’s supposed to make them more than they are.I’ve been a Kobe admirer through thick and thin, but that doesn’t change what’s happening.At 37 after all the injuries and the pounding (No. 3 all-time in minutes counting playoffs behind Kareem Abduk-Jabbar and Karl Malone), Kobe and the Lakers still have ultra-high expectations of themselves, which is how he became who he was and they became what they were.Now whether his timing is merely off, as he says, or his time is over, he’s playing at a subterranean level.He used to be the greatest high-wire act the game ever saw, but bulletproof audacity no longer works for him.I once told him he was the greatest impossible shot-maker ever. Rather than take it as a compliment or an insult, he looked at me blankly. He didn’t consider his shots impossible at all.Now he’s trying to play from behind the arc, with 3-pointers accounting for 49 percent of his shots.Kobe has been brutal on himself, but his insistence that he’s “getting the shots I want,” signals a continuing need to reassess his preferences,Bryant aged gracefully until blowing out his Achilles at 34 and playing 41 games the next two seasons.His Alpha-most instinct drove him to the heights he reached, but denial no longer works the same way.He still has the handle to drive the ball to the hoop and find teammates … but hasn’t, averaging 2.6 assists, compared to his career 4.8 average.It’s not Kobe to think of creating for teammates first. If it’s never him, he’ll have to go back to making shots with a high degree of difficulty or shoot 32 percent, as he is now.As Shakespeare had one of his conspirators in “Juliue Caesar” note, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.”The Lakers’ issues are with their expectations, which will torture them until a return to glory is possible.In the meantime, if their kids are all right, everyone else will have to fend for themselves.Mark Heisler has written an NBA column since 1991 and was honored with the Naismith Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Award in 2006. His column is published Sundays in Los Angeles News Group print editions. Well, they’re are back, at least, until the team plays the Knicks today, as an underdog, as the Lakers were in Brooklyn and figure to be through Jan. 1, with 20 of 28 on the road.Happily for the Lakers, there’s every chance of developing a young nucleus with Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle looking good and D’Angelo Russell — finally — providing the first glimpse of why they drafted him at No. 2.It was only Russell’s fifth NBA game, but that seemed like a lifetime in Lakerdom with Jahlil Okafor averaging 19.8 points in Philadelphia.(Jahlil’s also averaging 5.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks, as the Lakers foresaw when they passed on him.)Of course, Lakers being Lakers and their fans being their fans, everyone wanted so much more.
“Political division based on colour is entirely artificiall and when it disappears, so will the domination of one colour group by another.” Nelson Mandela (Images: NelsonMandela.org)• Sello HatangCEONelson Mandela Centre of Memory+27 11 547 [email protected] Jane CookAs South Africa celebrates 20 years of a vibrant and robust democracy, it commemorates a significant trial in the country’s turbulent history the 1963 to 1964 Rivonia Trial.The trial – named for the Johannesburg suburb in which members of the African National Congress’s (ANC) armed wing (Umkhonto We Sizwe, The Spear of the Nation) hid out – was a gruelling one for the 11 accused, but on 20 April, 1964, late former president, Nelson Mandela, gave a rousing address in the courtroom.It was a defining moment in the trial when Mandela condemned the court as unlawful, saying that its decisions were cruel and unjustified and that objecting to such rulings was critical. His speech from the dock is a milestone in the struggle against apartheid, articulating why the ANC instigated what came to be known as the armed struggle, and Mandela’s willingness to sacrifice his own life to achieve equality and freedom for all South Africans.The armed struggle was a tactical response to the apartheid regime’s increasingly brutal crackdown on dissenters; in response, in December 1961, the ANC launched a sabotage campaign. Hoping to “bring the government to its senses” Mandela and his comrades tried to avoid casualties as they blew up public buildings, railway tracks and power lines.The state countered with assassinations, detention without trial, and torture, and on 11 July 1963 the police raided an ANC hide-out, Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, arresting the majority of the trialists. At the time Mandela was already in prison, serving a five-year sentence for leaving the country without a passport; for his clandestine trip around Africa in 1962; and for incitement, having played a role in planning a three-day strike against South Africa becoming a republic in 1961. He became “Accused No. 1”.The Rivonia TrialThe trial began on 9 October 1963, with the eleven accused – Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Denis Goldberg, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Rusty Bernstein, Andrew Mlangeni, Elias Motsoaledi, Bob Hepple and James Cantor – appearing on charges of, among others, conspiracy and sabotage.The specific charges the accused faced were:• Recruiting persons for training in the preparation and use of explosives and in guerrilla warfare for the purpose of violent revolution and committing acts of sabotage;• Conspiring to commit the aforementioned acts and to aid foreign military units when they invaded the Republic;• Acting in these ways to further the objects of communism; and• Soliciting and receiving money for these purposes from sympathisers in Algeria, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Tunisia, and elsewhere.Mandela And Co’s Defence TeamDistinguished Afrikaner lawyer, Bram Fischer, led the defence team; he was assisted by Joel Joffe, Arthur Chaskalson, George Bizos, Vernon Berrangé and Harold Hanson. A separate team, including Hanson and Harry Schwarz, defended Kantor. Dr Quartus de Wet, Judge-President of the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa was presiding judge and Dr Percy Yutar, deputy attorney-general of the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa was the chief prosecutor.The trial began on 9 October 1963 and ended on 12 June 1964.On 30 October 1963 Hepple was released and charges withdrawn on condition he testify against his comrades. He never testified, instead fleeing the country. On 4 March 1964 Kantor was acquitted. Bernstein was found not guilty and discharged, but rearrested immediately upon leaving the dock. He also later left the country.Mandela, Sisulu, Kathrada, Mbeki, Goldberg, Mhlaba, Mlangeni and Motsoaledi, were convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment. As the only white person sentenced, Goldberg was sent to Pretoria Central Prison. The other seven were sent to Robben Island.Listen to the speech hereMandela’s iconic ‘Speech from the Dock’George Bizos, Mandela’s lawyer, confidant and friend, described Mandela’s strategy during the trial; “Mandela, with the concurrence of all his co-accused and the legal team, decided that they would challenge the legitimacy of the regime. He would make a statement from the dock and they would give evidence on oath not only to expose the truth about the oppression of the people of South Africa by an illegitimate regime, but also to appeal to the world at large that they had no choice.“They appealed to the world jury to acquit them of any moral wrongdoing and to convict the regime of committing crimes against humanity. They used the courtroom as a forum to proclaim that their cause was just. Mandela was aware that the defence that the accused – and he in particular – had adopted was a dangerous step.”Mandela faced the court, and spoke at length on his, and the ANC’s, commitment to fighting injustice and inequality. “Political division based on colour is entirely artificial,” he said, “and when it disappears, so will the domination of one colour group by another. The ANC has spent half a century fighting against racialism. When it triumphs, as it certainly must it will not change that policy.“The invincibility of our cause and the certainty of our final victory are the impenetrable armour of those who consistently uphold their faith in freedom and justice in spite of political persecution.”He admitted planning acts of sabotage, saying, “Some of the things so far told to the court are true and some are untrue. I do not, however, deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness, nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation, and oppression of my people by the whites.”He concluded his statement saying, “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve,” and then, against his defence team’s advice, he issued a bold challenge to the court, saying, “But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”According to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mandela later recounted the “tremendous impact” of the speech, particularly the last paragraph; “When I came to that paragraph I closed the document and I put it on the table; and then faced the judge, looked at the judge straight and made that statement … the judge never looked at me again. That whole day you see, [he] didn’t look at me.”Journalist, Ron Anderson, covered the trial for the Johannesburg-based The Star newspaper; he described his reaction to Mandela’s statement, saying, “… walking past [Paul] Kruger’s statue … I said to myself, ‘I’ve heard something memorable, historical’.“Mandela just stood there quietly and deliberately and without any theatricals or anything … he just said ‘this is something I’m prepared to die for’ … He didn’t wave his arms or anything; he just delivered it in a measured tone.” Mandela’s speech from the dock is a milestone in the struggle against apartheid, articulating why the ANC instigated what came to be known as the armed struggle, and Mandela’s willingness to sacrifice his own life to achieve equality and freedom for all South Africans.The Trial’s SignificanceThe Rivonia Trial was a turning point in the struggle against apartheid; the trial further focused world attention on the plight of black South Africans, prompting cultural and sporting bodies – including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee – to terminate South Africa’s membership in the organisations; the country became a pariah.The trial’s outcome also affected political activity inside the country, making it virtually impossible to resist the apartheid government openly; liberation organisations were driven further underground and networks outside the country were strengthened. But by the late 1980s and early 1990s, international pressure and internal strife led to negotiations to overturn apartheid laws.After 27 years and eight months, Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990, ushering in South Africa’s now 20-year-old democracy.
Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 in Cordoba on Friday thanks to Ramiro Funes Mori’s header and a late Isaac Brizuela own goal. Mexico should have taken the lead in the second minute of the friendly as Raul Jimenez hit the bar with a diving header from Marco Fabian’s cross. Less than a minute later, Funes Mori’s slip allowed Alan Pulido to play Fabian through on goal, but his tame shot was saved by Agustin Marchesin.After surviving those early scares, Argentina settled into the contest and slowly began to threaten through Paulo Dybala and Lautaro Martinez, although they remained vulnerable, with Leandro Parades’ inch-perfect sliding tackle inside the area denying Jimenez on the counterattack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The pressure continued to grow, Guillermo Ochoa making a smart save to keep out Martinez’s downward header from a Dybala free-kick in the 38th minute.And when the deadlock was eventually broken, it was another Dybala set-piece that did the damage, Funes Mori meeting his delivery from a free-kick unmarked to head home the opener. Dybala sent a well-weighted chip narrowly over the bar in one of few chances of note during a disjointed second half, substitute Brizuela putting through his own net in the 83rd minute to prevent the lurking Mauro Icardi from opening his senior Argentina account. #SelecciónMayor ¡Ganó Argentina! Con goles de @funesmoriofi25 y Brizuela en contra, la Albiceleste superó 2-0 a @miseleccionmx. pic.twitter.com/DMoXOnldlm— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) November 17, 2018What does it mean? Jury out on both coachesLionel Scaloni can rest slightly easier, at least for now, after a mixed start to his reign as Argentina coach, having overseen a narrow loss to Brazil, a draw with Colombia and unremarkable wins over Guatemala and Iraq. Mexico continue to search for Juan Carlos Osorio’s long-term replacement, interim boss Ricardo Ferretti having now orchestrated just one win over Costa Rica and four losses, to Uruguay, the United States, Chile and now Mexico.Funes Mori makes amendsA careless early error having gone unpunished, Villarreal defender Funes Mori atoned for his sins just before half-time, shrugging off the ineffectual attentions of the Mexico defence to finish confidently from close range, leaving Ochoa stranded. Dybala can’t find his shooting boots Dybala was by far Argentina’s brightest spark before being withdrawn in the 72nd minute, the Juventus forward supplying numerous chances for team-mates and testing Ochoa himself with an eye-catching combination of chest control and a scissor-kick volley. But the 25-year-old is yet to score for his country, and the pressure will continue to mount on his slender shoulders during the continuing absence of Lionel Messi. What’s next?The teams will sign off on 2018 when they meet again in another friendly in Mendoza on Tuesday. read more
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl eyeing Everton winger Lookmanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is eyeing Everton winger Ademola Lookman.The pair worked together last season at RB Leipzig, where Lookman spent time on-loan.Now Hasenhuttl is ready for a reunion with the England U21 international, who is pushing for regular first team football.Lookman said just this week, “Football is football. I love playing football and I am glad to do that every single day. It is not a case of me being sad. I am just happy to play football”People said at the time I was crazy to go to Germany but I saw it as another experience and another learning curve for me. I’m glad I did go.”I learnt about being more of a goal threat and showing what I can do. Showing my worth to the team – that is the next step for me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Cruise port operator Global Ports Holding has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 25-year concession for the Prince George Wharf and related areas, at Nassau cruise port.Namely, following a competitive request for proposal process, the Government of the Bahamas awarded Nassau Cruise Port, a consortium comprising Global Ports Holding, the Bahamian Investment Fund (BIF) and the Yes Foundation the cruise port tender for the concession.The parties will now work towards agreeing the terms of a concession contract. Following the successful execution of the concession agreement, GPH as part of NCP, will manage the cruise port operations in Nassau. In addition, NCP will invest in expanding the capacity of the port from six to eight berths, as well as building of a new terminal building.NCP will be 49% owned by Global Ports Holding, that will be the port operator, while the Bahamian retail fund would hold another 49% and the remaining 2% would be owned by Yes Foundation.GPH said that it is in advanced stage discussions with local and international banks over long term bank financing for the concession. Full financial closure and commencement of the concession is expected to occur in the second half of 2019.“This represents GPH’s third new port in the Caribbean in the last twelve months and is a historic moment for the group,” Mehmet Kutman, Global Ports Holding, Chairman and Co-Founder, said.“The addition of Nassau to our portfolio will mark an important inflection point in our strategy and growth aspirations. Nassau will become the biggest cruise port in our portfolio and will increase our passenger volumes by 50%,” Emre Sayin, Global Ports Holding CEO, added.The Nassau cruise port welcomes 3.7 million passengers per annum.
Play ‘Em Josh Freeman: Freeman continues to be clutch, leading the Bucs to four fourth-quarter comebacks this season. Aside from that, Freeman is having an impressive fantasy year, with 1,533 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. This week, Freeman faces the Falcons, who allow 260 yards passing per game. Atlanta cornerback Dunta Robinson continues to battle a concussion, which should open the passing game for Freeman and Tampa Bay. Matt Ryan: Much like Freeman, I like the opposing quarterback, Matt Ryan. The Falcons are coming off a bye-week, so expect them to treat Week 9 like a playoff game. Ryan has yet to surpass 300 yards in a game but has thrown at least one touchdown pass in five straight games. Worth noting, Tampa Bay ranks 25th in the league in total yards allowed. Peyton Hillis: Hillis has scored a touchdown in six of the first seven games this season. This week, Hillis takes on a Patriots’ defense that allowed a total of 125 rushing yards and a touchdown to the Vikings last week. Hillis will continue to be the goal line back, despite sharing carries with Mike Bell. BenJarvus Green-Ellis: If you’re looking for a sleeper this week, consider the law firm. Green-Ellis had his best game against Minnesota with 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Green-Ellis is emerging as the primary back because of Fred Taylor’s toe injury. Consider Green-Ellis a solid No. 2 Fantasy running back this week. Mike Williams (TB): The most impressive rookie wide receiver has been Williams. Williams had a career day last week with 105 yards and a touchdown. It’s time to consider Williams a legitimate Fantasy wide receiver, as he is Tampa Bay’s go-to guy. Look for Williams to run past Atlanta’s secondary. Jacob Tamme: This is the first time I’m recommending a tight end. My reasons are Peyton Manning and Dallas Clark’s injury. Tamme filled in nicely on Monday Night with 64 yards and a touchdown. This week the Colts face the Eagles, who give up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Look for more success, because Manning makes everyone around him better. If you’re struggling with the tight end position, run to the waiver wire and claim Tamme. Bench ‘Em Matthew Stafford: Stafford was lights-out against Washington with 212 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. However, I’m benching him this week against of the Jets, who shut down Aaron Rodgers (7 Fantasy points) and the Packers last week. The Lions will get the same dose and expect Calvin Johnson to be stranded on Revis Island. Stafford’s shoulder and the Jets’ defense are a bad combination. Cedric Benson: Benson has been non-existent in the Bengals’ offense with 69 rushing yards last week. Benson hasn’t recorded a touchdown in four straight games and gets to face a Steelers’ defense that allows eight fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Bengals will look to pass, led by Terrell Owens. Jonathan Stewart: Stewart got a major boost in value after DeAngelo Williams was out but failed to produce. If Williams is out, Stewart will start, but not for your fantasy team. The Saints rank 16th in rushing yards allowed and are coming off a huge win against the Steelers. Stewart, at best, is a flex option in this matchup. Jahvid Best: Best has been struggling with that turf toe injury, and it showed last week against Washington, as he had 12 carries for 48 yards. This week, Best faces a Jets’ defense that allows 89 rushing yards per game. Best will continue to split carries with Kevin Smith, who is running well in limited action. Deion Branch: Although Branch has a tasty matchup against the Browns, I’m benching Branch. He had one great game since his return to New England but has slowed down because of a hamstring injury. Last week, Branch had one pass for 21 yards. Brady will continue to look for Brandon Tate downfield, and I expect Welker to break out of his slump.
Courtesy of MCTBuffalo Bulls quarterback Alex Zordich (15) directs his offensive line where to block against Connecticut at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday, September 29, 2012. UConn defeated Buffalo, 24-17.The University of Buffalo football team came to Columbus last year to finish its 2012 football season, losing 21-7 to Bowling Green in a neutral game site at Crew Stadium. The Bulls are returning to Columbus this weekend to kick off their 2013 season, and they aren’t expecting to lose again.This time around, the Bulls will be playing Ohio State, as the two teams kick off their seasons at Ohio Stadium Saturday at noon. OSU will be starting its campaign for a second consecutive undefeated season under Urban Meyer’s second year as coach, while the Bulls are looking to improve on a 4-8 record from last year.Although the Buckeyes may be heavily favored to win, the Bulls aren’t backing down from their opponent.“Our thinking is go in and get a win,” said Buffalo senior linebackerKhalil Mack. “We’re looking forward to the challenge.”The Buckeyes, ranked No. 2 the AP preseason poll, are expected to be among the top contenders for a college football National Championship this season. Sophomore quarterback Joe Licata, however, said the Bulls also come into this game with high expectations.“They have obviously very high expectations,” Licata said. “They want to play in the National Championship at the end of the year, but we have expectations too, we want to make a bowl game at the end of the year.”The Buckeyes are the highest-ranked opponent the Bulls have played since 2006, when they suffered a 38-7 loss to then-No. 2 Auburn. That said, Bulls coach Jeff Quinn said his team’s preparation will not change in response to the team’s opponent.“I prepare our football team the same way each and every week,” Quinn said during the Mid-American Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. “I don’t think we try to get too far ahead of ourselves. We know we’re playing one of the best football teams in the country.”If Buffalo is going to pull off the upset, they are going to have to hold Buckeyes junior quarterback and reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller in check.Quinn first saw Miller play while he was the offensive coordinator at Cincinnati, while Miller was a freshman quarterback at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio.“Even though he was a young high school freshman, I saw a lot of skills that I hadn’t seen in players that were juniors and seniors at that time,” Quinn said.Since then, Quinn said Miller has developed into “by far one of the best” players in college football.“We were the first ones to get in there and get our eyes on it and the more I’ve studied him, the more I think he’s a complete player,” Quinn said. “He can throw the ball, he can run the ball, he manages the offense. He’s making good quality decisions and this team really rallies behind him.”One of the players most responsible for bringing pressure on Miller will be Mack. A first-team All-MAC selection for the past two years, Mack’s 21 tackles for loss were the seventh-most in the Football Bowl Subdivision last year. He also holds Buffalo school records with 56 tackles for loss and 11 forced fumbles.Mack said what stands out with the Buckeyes offense is “how well they play together.”“They have a nice tempo offense,” Mack said. “They move fast, Braxton is fast, they complement each other, they complement his speed with the protection that they use. It’s a very disciplined team all around.”On the other side of the equation, Meyer has also been impressed by Mack. He said Monday that Mack is the second-best NFL draft prospect among outside linebackers in college football this season, and called him a “tremendous player.”“(Mack) would start for Ohio State and will be a very good NFL player,” Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference.The Bulls run a 3-4 defensive scheme, in which they employ Mack as a pass-rusher off the edge from the outside linebacker position. He is expected to match up primarily against Buckeyes redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort, an NFL prospect in his own right who was named a captain for the Buckeyes earlier this week.“They got a good defense,” Mewhort said. “They throw some different looks at us and they do some different things, and that’s what we’ve been preparing for, so I’m excited to get out there.”Mack said he is excited for the opportunity to play against a top team and Mewhort and said he expects to take advantage of it.“Being able to go against some of the best competition, that’s more than I can ask for,” Mack said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge.”On the other side of the ball, the Bulls will be led by Licata, who replaced then-junior Alex Zordich as the Bulls’ starting quarterback during the team’s final four games of last season.In nine total games last season, Licata completed 52.8 percent of his passes for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns, with three interceptions.Licata wants to prove himself further by leading the Bulls to a win Saturday.“You don’t go looking to have a moral victory, you go in to look to win the game,” Licata said. “If you have a moral victory, that means you lost the game.”Even if the Bulls do not win, however, Licata said it is more important that the team feels good about the way they play Saturday.“We need to just stay confident and keep pushing,” Licata said. “Things are going to go wrong at some point. That’s the game of football, that’s what happens. So when that one thing goes wrong, we can’t let it escalate and turn it two things or three things and get ourselves behind.”Although the Buckeyes will have eight new starters on their defense Saturday, Licata acknowledged that the Bulls offense will face a tough test.“I know that they’re very aggressive and they have a lot of great players,” Licata said. “They’re the most athletic team that we’ll face all year probably. There’s a reason why they were undefeated last year, and it started with their defense.”Licata will need help from some of the key players around him. Those key players include senior running back Branden Oliver, who has 2,514 career rushing yards and 18 career rushing touchdowns and senior wide receiver Alex Neutz, who caught 65 passes for 1,015 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.Many of the Bulls are familiar with the Ohio. Thirteen players are natives, including sophomore punter Tyler Grassman, who played at Lincoln High School in Gahanna.Playing in Ohio Stadium, however, presents a different challenge for the Bulls. At a capacity of 102,329 people, Ohio Stadium is more than three times larger than Buffalo’s home stadium (29,013).Quinn said it is key for his team to “keep their poise and composure” as they deal with the road environment.“I know they’re going to be excited about being in that kind of environment,” Quinn said. “The energy is going to be outstanding. How you control and how you respond is going to be a big part of the beginning of that game. Be in the moment, focus on the process, staying very very locked in, trying to block out all that noise and that environment and just play football.”