Football: Defense aware of last season’s second half against Iowa

first_imgThe Wisconsin football team nearly squandered a 16-point lead on the road in Iowa City last season.But the Badgers held on, despite then-Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock scorching the Badgers defense in the second half.Rudock and the Hawkeye offense had the UW defense on its heels for nearly the entire final 30 minutes of the Nov. 22, 2014, matchup.Other than punting on their first offensive drive of the half, the Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on their final three drives of the game.Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said the Badgers will have to take that experience and positively translate it on the field this Saturday.“It’s a reference point if anything … we’re seeing what we did good [and] we’re seeing what we didn’t do good,” Aranda said.Rudock finished 20-for-30 with 311 yards and two touchdowns through the air, with both touchdowns and 212 yards coming in the second half.Outside linebacker Joe Schobert, who is currently tied for the nation’s lead this season in tackles for loss (9.5) said UW will have to perform better in the pass game this time around.“Last year, they obviously took advantage of the pass game, one-on-one matchups,” Schobert said. “Definitely now in preparation for this week we got to improve on what we did last year in different aspects whether it’s pass rush or coverage.”Darius Hillary was the victim of a pass interference call early in the fourth quarter that set the Hawkeyes up at the two-yard line, and they scored the next play to make it 19-17.This time around, Hillary said the Badgers have to hold the same intensity for the entirety of the game, and expects Saturday’s matchup to come down to the final quarter once again.“We got a little laxadasical, myself included,” Hillary said. “I think we just have to come out and be able to finish a game.”last_img read more

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EPG boosts money transfer options for countries in Africa

first_img Tony Joeglal, Euro Payment Group: Local customisation key as new ways to play emerge October 1, 2019 SBC’s Year In Review: August’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Share EPG: Why working with exemptions could offset SCA setbacks August 30, 2019 Euro Payment Group (EPG) has integrated a number of new payments solutions for emerging markets across Africa. This is after EPG secured global partnerships which also enable the repatriation, or settlement of funds processed in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ghana to a European bank account.“Working with leading local partners is fundamental for us to facilitate domestic payment processing including fund repatriation whilst expanding with largely European oriented merchants into the African market,” said Tony Joeglal, VP of Global Business Development & Marketing at EPG. The company has subsequently produced a list of new payment methods for the six African countries, starting with South Africa where customers will be able to redeem Discovery Miles – a ‘niche’ loyalty payment to support the core bank card (Visa, Mastercard and Amex) and Instant Bank Transfer (Ozow – formerly known as i-Pay) methods.Next on the list is Kenya, where major operators had their digital payment processing channels suspended this summer as part of a tax dispute with the country’s revenue collection agency. Customers here can use the same core card payments alongside mobile-focused money transfer solutions mPesa, Equitel and Airtel.Meanwhile, in Uganda – a country enduring a similarly turbulent time for sports betting since president Yoweri Museveni put a ban on the issue of new licences in February – is one of three countries where EPG clients will offer Airtel, Tigo Cash, MTN Mobile Money and Vodafone payment types. Those in Rwanda and Ghana can enjoy the same four methods.Finally, EPG will mix bank card payments (Visa, Mastercard and Verve) in Nigeria by adding the account number-based solution developed by Nigeria’s inter-bank settlement system (NIBSS). Starting out with just two commercial banks in 2011, the NIBSS Instant Payments (NIP) service has grown to include all commercial banks, Micro-Finance banks (MFBs), and Mobile Money Operators (MMOs). StumbleUpon Share Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

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