Limerick swimmers eat their way to fitness

first_imgHospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures TAGSathletesCathrine NortonChristine BrennanfoodhealthLars HumerLimerick Swimming ClubswimmersULUL sports bar Print Pigtown Culture & Food Series is back Some of the healthy eating options on display at the Limerick swimming club’s health and skills day.Some of the healthy eating options on display at the Limerick swimming club’s health and skills day.YOUNG Limerick athletes paved the way to healthy eating with Limerick Swimming Club’s recent ‘Health and Skills Day’.The swimmers began their day honing their skills in the pool with Swim Ireland High Performance Coach, Lars Humer, and the club’s own four coaches. The children took the most out of the wonderful opportunity and were very excited to train under the former Team GB Olympic and Paralympic coach.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The UL Sports Club hosted the afternoon session when members of the LSC committee had prepared a banquet of delicious, healthy food. First was a dinner prepared by the Sports Bar. The children got to choose from a menu all specially prepared for the budding athletes. Afterwards they went to the ‘Tasty Table’ for some snacks.The Swimming Club had consulted with nutritionist, Catherine Norton, to ensure that all the food was nutritious and recommended for growing, active kids. Everyone got to try a huge range of fruit and nuts as well a range of freshly prepared snacks full of complex carbohydrates and protein to fuel a young athlete. All of the food can be prepared easily and eaten at home or on the go. The most popular choice was the wholemeal wrap with peanutbutter, wrapped around a banana.After the swimmers had tried all of the food, they attended a nutrition seminar where the swimmers really showed their interest and enthusiasm. Chairperson of Limerick Swimming Club, Christine Brennan, was very impressed with the children who embraced the day wholeheartedly.“Giving the children the tools to make healthy lifestyle choices in a fun and relaxed way is a gift that will carry through their lives. Limerick Swimming Club is very proud of its swimmers who approach everything with such energy and a great balance of work and fun”, she said. Twitter NewsHealthLocal NewsLimerick swimmers eat their way to fitnessBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2013 792 Email Previous articleFitness expert gives free lecture in LimerickNext articleLimerick camogie: Kilkenny beaten in championship Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Free counselling service for carers of Limerick’s estimated 2,500 stroke survivors Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Vicky calls for right to die with dignity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

LUH Pathology Lab forced to outsource some tests

first_img WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+center_img Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleNew angling facility to be launched in DonegalNext articleNew measures proposed in relation to distribution of tips admin DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th It’s emerged that the pathology Lab at Letterkenny University Hospital has begun outsourcing some tests to labs in Dublin because they don’t have sufficient to offer a full service in-house.A letter sent to GPs and other medical professionals who use the service makes it clear that the decision is related to the ongoing recruitment ban under which the HSE is operating, describing the number of unfilled posys as “significant”.Donegal Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue has criticised the government, saying the outsourcing of tests will lead to extra costs, as well as unnecessary delays……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/charllab.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – June 12, 2019 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH Pathology Lab forced to outsource some testslast_img read more

Robson: Van Gaal must keep Giggs

first_img There is a growing feeling within the dressing room that Giggs should be given the job full-time, but the United board want a more experienced candidate so they have turned to Van Gaal. The Holland coach is expected to be appointed this week, and Robson feels the 62-year-old must include Giggs and his former ‘Class of ’92’ graduates in his plans. “I think it would be very disappointing for those lads not to be kept on, in whatever role, as they are part of Manchester United,” Robson told MUTV. “The fans would be very disappointed if they don’t have a future in the club. “I have read that Van Gaal wants to bring in a goalkeeper coach, a fitness coach, and (Patrick) Kluivert as his assistant. “If you are talking about bringing all these people in you have to make sure that you are making the right decision and you are not allowing them too much rope. “It is up to the board to step in and say ‘you can have leeway with this, but there are definitely restrictions on this part of the club’. “That has to come from the club rather than the new coach. Sometimes I think when you go into a new club, why not give the staff a chance?” With Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti having all ruled out joining United, Van Gaal remains the only obvious choice to lead the club next season. United have always maintained the fact that Van Gaal will not be able to take over fully until after the World Cup is not a problem. Giggs has been placed in temporary charge of United following the dismissal of David Moyes, who was fired just 10 months into his six-year contract. Although Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Sunderland reminded United fans of the current squad’s faults, the interim appointment of Giggs, along with coaches Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt, has raised morale at the club. Press Associationcenter_img Louis van Gaal should be forced to keep Ryan Giggs and his coaching staff at Manchester United next year, according to former captain Bryan Robson.last_img read more

The top 10 “best” geocaching songs — Volume 2

first_imgMission Impossible2. Mission Impossible theme for gadget cachesBongo beats, trumpets, and that sassy jazz flute! MI6 anyone? Born To Be Wild3. Born to Be Wild – SteppenwolfGet your motor runnin’Head out on the highwayLookin’ for adventureAnd whatever comes our way The top 10 “best” geocaching songs — Volume 2What makes a great geocaching song? Sure, the tune has to be catchy (cache-y?), but there’s a lot more to it than that. The lyrics and spirit must include one or more of the following: discovery, far away travels, overcoming incredible physical challenges, the thrill of victory, and agony of defeat.So in response to our original post about geo-music, you submitted your own sing-a-long suggestions. Here they are in all their glory, the second list of the Top 10 “best” geocaching songs.* Ain’t No Mountain High Enough10. Ain’t no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi TerrellListen baby, ain’t no mountain highAin’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough babyIf you need me call me no matter where you areNo matter how far don’t worry baby Boxes7. Boxes – Goo Goo DollsWe’ll have tiny boxes for memoriesOpen them up and we’ll set them freeThere’ll be bad days and some hard timesBut I’ll keep your statistics, if you keep mine On the Road Again9. On the Road Again – Willie NelsonOn the road againGoin’ places that I’ve never beenSeein’ things that I may never see againAnd I can’t wait to get on the road again You Can’t Always Get What You Want6. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling StonesNo, you can’t always get what you wantYou can’t always get what you wantYou can’t always get what you wantBut if you try sometime you findYou get what you need I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)8. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The ProclaimersBut I would walk 500 milesAnd I would walk 500 moreJust to be the man who walks a thousand milesTo fall down at your door cachecenter_img SharePrint RelatedAin’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers – Interview with Team GCTransAlpsJune 8, 2015In “15 Years”Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 – Ain’t no Mountain High Enough… for GeocachersJune 9, 2015In “15 Years”The top 10 “best” geocaching songsMarch 5, 2018In “Community” These Boots Are Made For Walkin’5. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy SinatraThese boots are made for walkingAnd that’s just what they’ll doOne of these days these boots are gonna walk all over youAre you ready, boots? Start walkin’ And the number one song for geocachers has got to be…Happy TrailsHappy Trails – Roy RogersWho cares about the clouds when we’re together?Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather.Happy trails to you,Until we meet again.*And yes, the word “best” is intentionally in quotation marks! We Are The Champions4. We Are the Champions – QueenAnd bad mistakesI’ve made a fewI’ve had my share of sand kicked in my faceBut I’ve come throughWe are the champions, my friendsAnd we’ll keep on fighting ’til the endWe are the championsWe are the championsNo time for losers‘Cause we are the champions of the world Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Despite frigid temperatures Idle No More heats up Yellowknife

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn the Northwest Territories, Idle No More supporters closed a busy intersection in downtown Yellowknife Friday.Over 100 supporters took to the streets and rallied together as part of the Global Day of Action.Temperatures outside dipped well bellow -30C, but that didn’t stop northerners from spreading the message being echoed nation-wide.Many taking part in the blockade see the political day of protest as a chance to celebrate culture and tradition, while sending the federal government a message.last_img

Delhi court allows accused in EC bribery case to travel abroad

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday allowed a senior advocate, who is an accused in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T T V Dhinakaran, to travel abroad.Special Judge Arun bhardwaj permitted Chennai-based B Kumar to travel to the US from April 27 to June 8 to visit his son who is living with his family there. “The apprehension of the prosecution that applicant/accused will flee from justice is not based on any material. No tangible ground is made by the prosecution for not granting permission to applicant/accused to go abroad. Thus, keeping in view the facts and circumstances, the applicant/accused is permitted to travel abroad to the USA,” the judge said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The court also imposed certain conditions which included furnishing additional security in the form of bank guarantee of Rs 10 lakh or in the alternative a fixed deposit receipt of the like amount. “The applicant/accused, B Kumar, shall furnish a detailed affidavit disclosing his detailed programme, including his stay at various stations abroad and telephone numbers and residential address before his departure,” the judge said in his order. “The applicant/accused, B Kumar, would be returning during summer vacations. Therefore, the applicant/accused shall inform the IO about his arrival in India within 48 hours of his return and shall surrender his passport to the IO. Thereafter, the IO shall deposit with this court the passport of applicant/accused B Kumar within two days of reopening of the courts,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe court also said that Kumar will not contact or influence the prosecution witnesses. The Delhi Police had earlier filed a supplementary charge sheet against Dhinakaran, Chandrashekhar, Mallikarjuna, a long-time friend of Dhinakaran, and six others in the case. Dhinakaran has been accused of offences under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the IPC, besides taking gratification by corrupt or illegal means to influence public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act).last_img read more

Julio Jones Is the Best

T.Y. HiltonIND2525623844167.8 Doug BaldwinSEA487321627167.4 Weighted overall rank comparison of wide receivers, 2014-16 Allen RobinsonJAC242083684165.1 RECEIVERTEAMTARGET FREQ.AVG. DEPTHCATCH RATERUN BLOCKAFTER CATCHWEIGHTED SUM Antonio BrownPIT457151944105.2 Emmanuel SandersDEN1423413175130.1 Odell BeckhamNYG751371517115.5 Steve SmithBAL1064345333166.3 Julio JonesATL240302728103.0 Rishard MatthewsTEN2936332056143.5 Larry FitzgeraldARI208214164142.9 DeAndre HopkinsHOU122769390139.1 Demaryius ThomasDEN35949432123.9 RANK Jordy NelsonGB1942292241128.5 Jarvis LandryMIA896111612135.6 Eric DeckerNYJ224645583149.0 Brandon MarshallNYJ183572980161.7 Mike EvansTB6681796126.0 Rankings are out of the 98 wide receivers with a minimum of 500 receiving yards in 2016 or 900 yards from 2014 to 2016.Sources: ESPN Stats & Information Group, ProFootballFocus.com Willie SneadNO398018225164.5 Let’s get this out of the way at the top: Julio Jones was the best receiver in football this season. Just about any way you slice it, whether using traditional stats,1Yards per game, for instance. advanced metrics2Like FootballOutsiders.com’s defense-adjusted yards above replacement. or even play-by-play grades,3Such as the ones compiled by ProFootballFocus.com. Jones was the receiver who kept defensive coordinators up at night worrying about all the havoc he could wreak. His explosiveness and diversity of skills enabled offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to build the one of the best offenses in NFL history.But what makes Jones so good?At the most basic level, Jones dominates because of an unmatched combination of size and speed. Posting a 4.34-second 40-yard-dash before he was drafted, Jones ran the ninth-fastest combine time of any wideout who had at least 400 receiving yards in the 2016 season.4One limitation to this approach is that combine data is a snapshot of speed at age 21 or so. Needless to say, that number is probably a tad outdated for an NFL veteran like, say, 37-year-old Steve Smith Sr. Still, for most players, combine times give a decent approximation of their pure speed. All of the faster receivers are also smaller — nearly 5 inches shorter than the 6-foot-3 Jones, on average. While Jones was one of the fastest at the position regardless of height, most NFL wide receivers as tall as Jones ran the 40 slower than the overall position average of 4.47 seconds. A.J. GreenCIN531312961109.4 Wideouts that big and that fast are very difficult to cover. Think of Randy Moss (who, at 6-foot-4, ran an “unofficial” 4.25 second 40 in 1998) or, more recently, the two unrelated Johnsons, Andre (6-foot-2, 4.40) and Calvin (6-foot-5, 4.35), who used that formula to dominate the league’s receiving leaderboard in recent years. Moss in particular showed that a receiver who can stretch the field in all directions with speed, and then pluck balls from over defenders’ heads, can make an offense run far more efficiently than its individual components suggest it should.But Jones’s dominance is more than just a product of “big guy runs fast.” Since he returned from a foot fracture that cost him most of the 2013 season, no receiver has put those gifts to better on-field use than Jones — across every aspect of the position, from the flashy to the technical.We can measure how good Jones has been by breaking down what makes a great all-around receiver:The guy has to get open, so we’ll look at how often the ball comes his way (targets) as a percentage of his routes run.Ideally, receivers can go deep, so we’ll look at how far the ball travels before it gets to him (air yards per target).Then he still has to catch the darn ball, so we’ll look at his catch rate. (Air yards and catch rate are usually at odds with each other,5In my sample of top receivers from 2014 to 2016, the correlation between those two metrics was -0.7. since it’s harder to catch deep throws than short ones.)Once he’s open, has run a long ways and has caught the pass, it’d be nice if he could keep running without being tackled. So let’s also look at yards after the catch per reception.Oh, and one more thing — being a receiver isn’t all about receiving, so let’s look at blocking ability by using ProFootballFocus.com’s run-blocking grades.If we rank every active receiver6With a minimum of either 500 receiving yards in 2016 or 900 total yards from 2014 to 2016. in those categories over the past three seasons and add up the ranks (with some weighting based on the relative importance of each category7Specifically, the ranks for air yards per target and catch rate were assigned no special weight; targets per route was given 50 percent extra weight; yards after the catch was given 75 percent less weight; and run blocking was given 15 percent less weight. These weights were determined by regressing the first four categories against adjusted catch yards per route, an overall measure of receiving effectiveness, and running a separate regression against PFF’s “overall” grade to determine the relative value of blocking.), Jones rates as the most complete wide receiver in the NFL. Among the 98 receivers in our sample, he ranks 40th or better in every area of the game — the only receiver in the league who can make that claim.8Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson ranks in the top 42 in each category. Alshon JefferyCHI173268942143.7 Jones’s impressive combination of size and speed shows up most notably in his ability to get free of defenders — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan targeted Jones on 30 percent of the routes he ran, the second most of any receiver (behind Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill at 31.5 percent) — as well as in his rare talent for keeping his catch rate up even as he goes deep. Based on the length of Jones’s average target — 11.9 yards beyond the line of scrimmage — we’d expect him to have caught only about 60 percent of the balls thrown in his direction; instead, he caught nearly 66 percent, a difference that amounts to 26 extra catches, many of the big-play variety. (Jones has 20 total receiving touchdowns over the past three seasons.) In other words, Jones mixes the reliability of a possession receiver with the big-play potential of a deep threat.And once he catches the ball, he’s frequently off to the races:So what hope do the New England Patriots — specifically, their defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia — have of containing Jones on Super Sunday?For their part, the Patriots had the NFL’s 10th-worst pass defense during the regular season and the 13th-worst D against No. 1 receivers like Jones. But they also boast two of the 12 highest-rated cover cornerbacks in football (according to PFF) in Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan, plus Devin McCourty, PFF’s top-rated coverage safety. And in the playoffs, they’ve also held both Antonio Brown (No. 2 in our receiver rankings above) and DeAndre Hopkins (No. 10) to relatively tame performances.In Jones and Atlanta’s high-powered offensive “buzzsaw,” however, the Pats face their toughest challenge yet. The Falcons have had a startling offensive breakout this season: They easily led the league in expected points added (EPA) through the air — and offensive EPA in general — during the regular season, QB Matt Ryan enjoyed one of the most efficient passing seasons in league history, and the offense has only improved in the playoffs.9During the regular season, Atlanta averaged 11.5 more offensive EPA per game than an average team, 9.0 of which came in the passing game. After adjusting for the defenses they faced, the Falcons are averaging 21.5 offensive EPA above average in the playoffs, 20.9 of which have come via the pass.At the center of that offense is Jones. “Nobody can stop us but us,” Jones told reporters after the NFC title game. Whether that’s true or not will largely depend on whether New England can slow down the game’s most uncoverable receiver. Based on Jones’s performance these past few seasons, that’s a pretty tall (and fast) order. read more

Ohio State basketball continues Big Ten grind against Penn State

Penn State is not the Ohio State basketball team’s most intimidating opponent. The Nittany Lions, who the Buckeyes will play Wednesday, come into the game with a 10-11 record overall and a 2-6 record in the Big Ten. But the Big Ten has five teams ranked among the top 25, which is more than any conference in the nation. Coach Thad Matta said that in the Big Ten this year, there are no easy games, no matter the record. “I don’t think there’s a coach in the Big Ten that feels good about the next game that they’re playing and that’s just documented by who has beaten who,” Matta said. “Records or ranking or where the game has played really has not much relevance. You have to play in this league and know at the conclusion of one game you’re going to another battle the next game.” The Buckeyes are 5-2 in the conference this year with both losses coming on the road. Wednesday’s game against Penn State will be at home in the Schottenstein Center where the Buckeyes have an undefeated 14-0 record this year. The Nittany Lions come into Wednesday’s game having lost four out of the their last five contests. The lone win in that streak came against Illinois, who the Buckeyes lost to Jan. 10. Penn State point guard Tim Frazier is considered by many the best point guard in the Big Ten. The junior has averaged 18 points and more than six assists on the year. Matta said containing Frazier will be a “challenge.” “He makes them go, there’s no question about it,” Matta said. “The ball is in his hands a lot so it’s not on (sophomore guard Aaron Craft) or (sophomore guard Lenzelle Smith) or whoever is on him at the particular time. It’s going to have to be really all five guys somehow, someway give support and help him out.” Smith said Matta told the team that Penn State is not to be taken lightly and the team needs to play a complete game. “The first thing he told us is they probably play harder than any team we’re going to play this year,” Smith said. “Watching them a little bit on film, it’s obvious. They crash the boards … They’re going to play 40 minutes of good hard basketball.” Smith said the key to beating Penn State is their focus and intensity on the defensive end of the floor. “Whenever we find ourselves playing great defense, our offense just carries off,” Smith said. Eleven games remain on OSU’s regular season schedule and six of those games come against opponents who are currently ranked. Despite more high-profile matchups on the horizon, Matta said he’s not worried about his team looking past Penn State. “It is strictly Penn State,” Matta said. “I want our guys focused on one thing and one thing only and that’s Penn State. If you find yourself looking too far ahead, it will come back and get you in the end.” Tipoff for Wednesday’s game is set for 6:30 p.m. read more

Family environment big for Ohio State mens hockey Canadian freshmen

Freshman goalkeeper Matt Tomkins (31) saves the puck during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternThe biggest difference – the “lingo.”Ohio State men’s hockey freshman goalie Matt Tomkins said that was the most noticeable difference between his home country, Canada, and the United States.“Us Canadians get a kick out of some of the things we hear (in the U.S.), but I’m sure the local people say the same thing after having a conversation with us,” Tomkins said.OSU (11-6-1, 1-2-1) recruited two international freshmen to join the Buckeyes in the 2013-14 season along with five other players from within the U.S.“It’s pretty special being a part of the Buckeye family and (it) is something you know will be special before you get here, but you don’t really understand the magnitude of how special it is until you are actually a part of it,” Tomkins said. “Having the opportunity to play for one of the most respected sports programs in the country was extremely exciting and is still pretty surreal to this day.”Though exciting and surreal, the change from Canadian to American culture has brought on some challenges for the players.“Here in Ohio, all they play on TV is football and basketball, and the people can’t stop talking about those two sports either,” freshman defenseman and Alberta native Josh Healey said. “So (it’s) just two opposites really, but I don’t mind the change.“I come from a place where all they talk about it hockey, everyone plays hockey whether it be in an organized league or on the outdoor rink,” Healey said.Healey said aside from the sports cultural differences, America is very similar to Canada. However, both athletes have found comfort in their teammates to help make the adjustments easier.“A big part of making the transition easy was obviously coming in to an environment such as I did where I was part of a team and family right away, with many people ready to help me with anything we needed,” Tomkins said.Healey said he receives support both on and off the ice.“Whether it be advice from a senior or help getting set up in the dorms, someone has always been there,” he said.Aside from adjusting to the new environment and balancing school with hockey, Tomkins and Healey said they feel like any other college freshman adjusting to the new phase of college life.“I love Columbus so far.” Tomkins said. “I am especially excited to have a car next year and be able to explore the city and area even more.”Next up the team is scheduled to take part in the Hockey City Classic against Minnesota Friday at 9 p.m. in Minneapolis. read more

Ohio State wide receivers cleared to fly against Spartans

Senior wide receiver Devin Smith (9) attempts to escape a tackle from Michigan State redshirt-sophomore linebacker Riley Bullough (30) during a Nov. 8 game in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorJust seconds after Michigan State missed a 39-yard field goal, Ohio State took over possession and wide receiver Michael Thomas was sure of one thing.He was going to be in the end zone.“Before the play came I knew I was going to score,” the redshirt-sophomore Thomas said. “I just had to do my job, run my route. I feel like no one can guard me.”Thomas caught a slant from redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett and took the pass 79 yards to the end zone, tying the game at 21.The Buckeyes didn’t trail for the remainder of the game.Just minutes later, Barrett found senior wide receiver Devin Smith for a 44-yard touchdown, giving the Buckeyes a 28-21 halftime score.Barrett, who had seemed to struggle on deep throws for a portion of the season, said after the game that he is getting more confidence in his deep shots as the season progresses.“I’m getting more comfortable each and every week,” he said. “We just make sure we’re getting that connection in practice so we can bring it out on gameday.”Barrett’s performance earned praise from Michigan State’s defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, who said he was slightly surprised at how well the redshirt-freshman played.“That guy made about every pass he could. He hadn’t shown to do that really consistently, but we had a lot of respect for him. He is a great football player,” Narduzzi said after the game. “He played big in a big game. He didn’t throw off the mark at all and those guys were ready to make the catch. That goes to having a guy who throws the ball where it needs to be thrown. He is a heck of a quarterback.”OSU coach Urban Meyer tied Barrett’s performance in with Smith’s, complimenting both on their breakout games.“JT, boy, is he playing well. He was 16-of-26, 300 yards throwing and very accurate on the deep balls,” Meyer said. “Also Devin Smith, that’s his best game that we’ve had in the past three years. He’s one of the best, if not the best, deep ball players we’ve ever had. He tracks the ball very well.”Smith has had a knack for making big plays in scarlet and gray, as the Buckeyes are a perfect 20-0 when he catches a touchdown for OSU. The senior from Massillon, Ohio, finished the game with a season-high 129 yards receiving on six receptions to go along with the touchdown.Prior to his touchdown catch, Smith made what was arguably the biggest play of the game as he hauled in a 43-yard reception from Barrett up the Spartan sideline with OSU facing a third and 23, trailing, 14-7.Smith had a similar response to Thomas’ about the third-down pickup.“No disrespect to their team, but I felt all night they couldn’t hang with us. I told coach that constantly,” Smith said. “I told coach they needed to keep throwing it to us, and we had a good first half throwing the ball.”With his big game, Smith separated himself from former OSU-great Santonio Holmes on the Buckeyes’ all-time touchdown receptions list. Smith moved into sole possession of third place on the list with his 26th as a member of the Scarlet and Gray.Smith said following the game that his motivation to play well came from many people picking the Spartans to win, along with Michigan State’s nicknamed secondary.“Coming into this game, everybody had us losing and it kind of made me a little mad,” Smith said. “Then the whole ‘no fly zone’ stuff and all that. We had one job, and that was to come up here and win.”The combination of Smith and Thomas accounted for 220 of Barrett’s 300 passing yards, something Thomas said came from preparation and motivation.“It’s like a tag-team. That’s what we are trained to do,” Thomas said of his play alongside Smith’s. “We lost a lot of respect. And the only way to get back respect in this league, the Big Ten, is to step up and win this game.”With the win, the Buckeyes sit alone atop the Big Ten East standings, as they are set to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday in Minneapolis. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more