Syracuse’s Hillsman schedules with an eye toward NCAAs

first_imgMOST READ FILE – In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer poses in front of a banner that will hang from the rafters, after Rutgers defeated Central Connecticut State for Stringer’s 1,000th career win, in Piscataway, N.J. Stringer became the fifth Division I coach and sixth overall to reach the 1,000-win mark. Stringer joined Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell in the club. Division II coach Barbara Stevens of Bentley College also has reached 1,000 victories as well as Duke men’s coach Mike Krzyzewski. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)NEW YORK — Quentin Hillsman is already thinking ahead to March and the NCAA Tournament.Syracuse’s coach scheduled up in the early part of the season with games against No. 3 Oregon and No. 20 Texas A&M with the hopes of playing well and potentially getting a home game in the opening weekend of the NCAAs.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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She did it while only hitting one field goal for No. 3 Oregon in a win over Buffalo. The junior guard had 10 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, getting it with a rebound with 1:24 left.SAD NEWS: South Florida senior guard Kitija Laksa suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in her right knee on Thursday night when the No. 21 Bulls beat Bethune-Cookman 88-39.The 6-foot Laksa, who played for her home country Latvia in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup earlier this year, led South Florida in scoring the past two seasons. She averaged 19.2 points as a sophomore and 21.1 points last year. Laksa, who was averaging 16.3 points this season, set an NCAA record with 11 consecutive 3s in a game last year.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I think hosting the NCAA Tournament worked out good for us,” Hillsman said after the team beat Texas A&M on Wednesday. “Try to get those games back in the Dome again. We’re very much conscious of how we schedule and who we schedule. I remember awhile back sitting in the room for selection the year we were left out. … I can’t blame it on our schedule anymore. I told the (kids) I schedule this way on purpose because I thought we were good enough. The teams that we scheduled and tournaments we’re going to, they are very good teams. We’re not playing any bad teams in those neutral site games. It’s about trying to host these games and be at home (for the NCAAs).”Syracuse hosted the opening two rounds of the NCAAs in 2016 and advanced to the title game that year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHere are other things that happened in women’s college basketball this past week:REACHING A MILESTONE: C. Vivian Stringer became the fifth Division I coach and sixth overall to reach the 1,000-win mark on Tuesday night when Rutgers beat Central Connecticut State. Stringer joined Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell in the club. Division II coach Barbara Stevens, of Bentley College, also has reached 1,000 victories, as well as Duke men’s coach Mike Krzyzewski. View commentslast_img read more

A Passive House Take on the Hudson Valley

first_imgHudson Passive House, in New York’s Columbia County, though only recently completed, is already familiar to Passive House fans in the region.Last month, for example, the 1,650-sq.-ft. timber-frame home played host to 20-plus members of New York Passive House (NYPH), a New York City-based group of “Passivists” (consultants, contractors, architects, engineers, homeowners, developers, and others) who caravanned two hours north of the city to the project site in Claverack, a scenic town a few miles east of the Hudson River. Joined by several people from the community, the NYPH contingent participated in what the project’s architect, Dennis Wedlick, and other project partners called the Hudson Passive House Hard-Hat Tour, a show-and-tell event held November 13 and 14.The three-bedroom, two-bath house also has been the subject of an American Institute of Architects/NYPH presentation, a segment on WABC-TV’s Sunday-morning feature program “New York Viewpoint,” and write-ups in print and online publications, including a recent EcoHome post that brought it to our attention.A well-sealed envelopeSo as new as it is to the landscape, the barn-like Hudson Passive House, whose 25-ft. bow-arch beams were raised in late June, has been successfully marketed into modest celebrity. Structural insulated panels were used for the walls and roof, bringing their respective R values to 48 and 54. The foundation floor is insulated to R-60 with six layers of expanded polystyrene and, on the interior and exterior of the foundation walls, extruded polystyrene.Mechanical ventilation is provided by a Zehnder ComfoAir 200 heat-recovery ventilator, while space heating is provided by a minisplit air-source heat pump that is mounted in the wall of the loft space at the north end of the building.The building is exceptionally airtight, even by Passive House standards. A blower-door test showed 0.149 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 Pascals. Wedlick told EcoHome that construction costs likely will range from $200 to $250 per sq. ft. ($330,000 to $412,000).The NYPH organizers apparently liked what they saw and, in a blog post about their visit in November, suggested they might make another trip to the house in the dead of winter “so we can actually experience the PH really ‘working.’”last_img read more