“The Southland and its member institutions are focused on the academic and competitive well-being of these individuals as the work toward graduation and lifelong success.” The Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll acknowledges participants in all sports sponsored by the league and its member institutions. The honor roll recognizes student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.00 GPA. Student-athletes must have been eligible to compete in a conference sport during the academic year in which the nomination occurs. UIW named a total of 97 student-athletes to the list, followed by McNeese (81), Sam Houston State (80), Stephen F. Austin (79), Southeastern Louisiana (78), Houston Baptist (75) and Nicholls (70). Lamar (69), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (56) and New Orleans (22) rounded out the Fall 2017 Honor Roll. The Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes in the sports of men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, soccer and volleyball who maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average in the semester of their sport. Central Arkansas leads the conference with 127 total honorees, followed by Abilene Christian with 123 and Northwestern State with 101. Of the total student-athletes named, 236 posted perfect 4.00 GPAs during the fall semester. Fall 2017 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (PDF) | 2017-18 Southland Academic AwardsFRISCO, Texas – A total of 1,058 Southland Conference student-athletes were named to the Fall 2017 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the league announced Tuesday. This year’s honoree total is a marked improvement from fall 2016, when 1,008 student-athletes earned the distinction. “We are very honored and pleased to see so many Southland Conference student-athletes continue to succeed academically,” league Commissioner Tom Burnett said.
Consistency and openness are not hallmarks of the NBAs officials, on and off the court. Last week, Kobe Bryant was handed a two gamesuspension for elbowing Mike Miller in the throat. The league deemed it was unnecessary and excessivecontact. To judge Bryant’s actions, you need a point of areference for comparison. Calling it a cheap shot,or defending it as basic NBA basketball – as Bryantdid – are arguments that dont get to the heart ofwhether the punishment met the crime. You can’t justconsider Bryant’s suspension independently – its arelative issue. In law, its called precedent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Unfortunately, the league hasn’t been the best atestablishing a precedent. Do you remember when KarlMalone bashed in Steve Nashs teeth with a flyingelbow? Do you remember what his suspension was? Ididnt. I had to look it up. Malone got a one game suspension for his infraction. Huh? Nash loses his teeth, and Malone loses one gamefor it? Maybe it was Bryant’s less than remorseful post-gamecomments that got him the extra game. Or was it thepremeditated nature of the act? If these were factors,they were never stated by the NBA in its ruling. I’m starting to think that the league should have afull explanation of their reasoning for eachsuspension, explicitly listing each factor and how itinfluenced their final decision. Maybe even throw ina dissenting opinion, for kicks. Just like the SupremeCourt. The Supreme Basketball Court. How can the players know what is expected of them whenthe suspensions come down as if from some deity, withlittle explanation and justification? If players knew exactly what they had done wrong, andthe consequences for those actions, they could adjusttheir behavior accordingly. When Bryant was asked what he would do differently, hereplied, “I’d just hit him a little softer.” But how would he know if that would at all change thelength of his suspension? He wouldn’t. Coaches and players often complain that the gamereferees dont always have to be correct, they justhave to be consistent. The same standard should beheld for those who decide the suspensions. Was the suspension appropriate, too harsh or toolight? The answer is: we dont know, because of theinconsistency and hidden logic behind the leaguesdecisions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Australia’s StayWell Hospitality Group will extend its international footprint with the opening of the company’s fifth property in the Rajasthan market, the Leisure Inn Shrey in Jodhpur.Rohit Vig, Managing Director, StayWell Hospitality Group in India, said that the opening of the new property solidifies the brand’s presence in the region. He added, “We have signed 12 hotels under the Park Regis and Leisure Inn Brands, which will result in the opening of properties in Hyderabad, Goa, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Gurgaon–Sohna Road and Greater Noida.”The opening of Leisure Inn Shrey in partnership with Hukam Constructions & Hotels Pvt Ltd will deliver a rooftop restaurant and conference facilities along with well-appointed rooms and international service standards that the Leisure Inn brand is famous for.Shranik Jain, Owner of Hukam Constructions & Hotels Pvt Ltd said that the partnership with StayWell Hospitality Group was about aligning with the best possible global partner to enter the hospitality sector for the first time. He further added, “Our partnership will deliver premium hospitality expertise and a world-class experience to not only our guests but to the region, it’s an alignment we are extremely proud of as we feel we are in the best possible position for future success.”The launch of Leisure Inn Shrey was attended by the officials of StayWell Hospitality Group; Rohit Vig, Managing Director-India; Surbhi Vohra, Regional Director of Sales and Shranik Jain, Owner, Hukam Constructions & Hotels Pvt Ltd.