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first_imgLinkedin Twitter + posts ReddIt Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Banks Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook ReddIt Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Facebook Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Previous articleThe Skiff: March 18, 2021Next articleTCU students talk about what the season of Lent means to them Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Taurus until 7:46 p.m., when the Moon enters Gemini.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 18, 2021:Mild-mannered, sweet and insecure, your friends will always be your greatest support system. This year, you can strengthen all relationships and fix those that may have been broken. Think outside the box and initiate financially lucrative projects. You want to make a difference in the world, so give back to the community. If single, there is someone waiting for you. If attached, explore new destinations together. ARIES gets you moving.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★ ★ ★This is not a day to laze around the house. Meet a friend and then go shopping. Try on a few outfits that fit your budget. Admire but do not touch what you cannot afford. Tonight: Put your feet up.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★ ★ ★Dress to impress someone special. Wear that new outfit and get your hair done. Put your stamp on a project that involves helping someone in need. No need to be humble. Enjoy the kudos but show gratitude. Tonight: Celebrate your success.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★ ★ ★ ★Express yourself through a creative medium. Use your imagination and try something you have never done before. Balance your private and public time. Family will support whatever you decide to do in your spare time. Tonight: Bubble bath and aromatherapy.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★ ★ ★ ★ ★An email, text or call from someone you care about will brighten your day. Prepare to offer heartfelt advice and a listening ear. Be pleased that you could help a friend with your point of view. Tonight: Share exciting ideas.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★ ★ ★Pursue an open position at your day job or an organization where you volunteer. Aim high, and it may not be as daunting as it seems. You may get a promotion, raise or leadership opportunity. Tonight: Relax just a little.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★ ★ ★ ★You may not be able to take an overseas vacation anytime soon. Instead, use your imagination to travel the world. Learn a language. Sample international cuisine. Watch cooking shows and foreign films. Tonight: Take the remote and browse your shows.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★ ★ ★ ★Put off signing papers about a business or financial transaction. The perfect time will make itself known soon enough. Get your juices flowing and enter a tournament or contest. The competition and intensity feed your soul. Tonight: Visit with friends.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★ ★ ★ ★Commit to a team project that you may have vacillated about. It may or may not work out, but you will be happy you made a decision. Plan a romantic evening with no distractions. Tonight: A foot massage is heavenly.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★ ★ ★Get simple things done you keep putting off. Connect with your body and remember to slow down and take a few deep breaths. Yoga positions work wonders. If you have a pet, give it extra attention. Tonight: Lots of laughter.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★ ★ ★ ★Get tickets to a sporting event. If you cannot do that in person, get comfortable in front of the TV. Good friends and a cup of hot chocolate make your day complete. Tonight: Plan a day to take off work.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★ ★ ★Get in touch with feelings that you may be holding back. Family disputes cause tension, so quell them the moment they begin. Start researching genealogical roots. Once you start you won’t be able to stop. Tonight: Clear the air with someone.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★ ★ ★ ★You may get invited to a party where new contacts await you. Don’t hide in the corner. Strut your stuff, and an opportunity may come your way. Try your hand at writing something you can publish. Tonight: Prepare a fabulous meal.Born today: Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), singer Charley Pride (1934), actress Queen Latifah (1970) Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Linkedinlast_img read more

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Spotlight on REO and Servicing Trends The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Five Star Conference HOUSING Property Management REO Servicing Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Discussing the Default Landscape Next: Keys for Life Concert Celebrates Industry, Vets Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Spotlight on REO and Servicing Trends The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Five Star Conference HOUSING Property Management REO Servicing 2019-09-24 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Education and knowledge-sharing were at the center of proceedings during the second day of the ongoing Five Star Conference and Expo in Dallas. The Property Preservation Lab, Servicing & Compliance Lab, and the REO Lab all provided attendees with keen insights into the latest trends in default servicing and asset management.Hosted by Guardian Asset Management and Co-Hosted by Apex Asset Management Group, Brookstone Management, Five Brothers, Laudan Properties, and MSI, the Property Management Lab began with opening remarks from the Lab Director, Hoss Gabbard, Managing Director, Default Operations/Post Sale, Home Point Financial Corporation.Topics such as strengthening vendor relations, preserving assets in high-risk areas, and honing request for proposal (RFP)-writing skills were at the heart of the discussion during the Property Preservation Lab in the morning. “There’s a misconception that Fannie Mae knows that they’re looking for,” Rebecca Thibaudeau, Category Manager, Corporate Procurement, Fannie Mae noted regarding writing RFPs. “We want to find out what’s out there.”The afternoon saw two key areas of the default servicing business being discussed by experts. At the Servicing & Compliance Lab led by Michael S. Waldron, Chief Compliance Officer, Bayview Loan Servicing, experts discussed strategies to enhance operations, manage costs, and assist homeowners.Hosted by Altisource and Co-Hosted by BRON, Situs AMC, Consolidated Analytics, Ernst & Young, and National General Lender Services, the discussions at the Servicing & Compliance Lab revolved around the present and future of servicing, expectations from new housing policies, and technological innovations in servicing operations.At the REO Lab hosted by Home Depot Renovation Services and Co-Hosted by Altisource, Constructive Management, and Five Brothers Asset Management, Lab Director Andrew Oliverson, VP, REO Operations, Green River Capital, led discussions on the challenges of REO disposition.”The challenge that agents have had in the past and may still have is staying relevant as auctions become bigger,” Oliverson said. “You’ve got to continue to be that local expert. Its important for agents to be engaged and know their local market.”The lab deep-dived into critical topics facing the REO business. They included insights on working with government agencies, the future of asset management, how technology’s shaping the REO business, and advances in alternative disposition strategies.”Make yourself a resource,” commented Rida Sharaf, SVP of Operations, USRES.The education sessions will continue on Wednesday with expert insights and keynotes during the Diversity & Inclusion Lab, Foreclosure Lab, and Fintech Lab. About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 24, 2019 1,718 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO, Servicing last_img read more

first_imgClear Anti Dandruff ShampooThink hair woes and dandruff and hair fall are prime concerns for both men and women. Consider picking this specialised dandruff shampoo, Clear, which comes powered with Nutrium 10, the first-ever breakthrough dual gender scalp nourishment formula, which goes three layers deep below the scalp, preventing dandruff from making a comeback. Available in seven variants at leading departmental stores, Rs 69 upwardsBody Shop Moisture White CollectionIncreased exposure to the sun especially in summer is a sure-shot recipe for skin disasters. Not only do you have to deal with freckles, but dark spots and hyper-pigmentation also appear. Treat your skin woes comprising moisturisers, serums, cleansing powders and more with the new Moisture White Collection from The Body Shop powered with the wonder shiso plant extract, which helps slow the early melanin producing cycle, gifting you naturally healthy skin. Available at The Body Shop Stores, Rs 1,195 upwards.Summer Must-HavesAs you combat the heat and the sun, you want to sport a fresh look. Make sure you have enough space in your bag for these essentials.Sunscreen/sun block: They prevent sun damage in the form of dark spots, pigmentation and tanning. Make sure the sunscreen you buy is at least SPF 30 or more. Try: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense with SPF 30, Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte-Look Daily Sunblock, SPF 40.Wipes: Handy and convenient, they help wipe away the mugginess of summer days. Try: Clean and Clear Deep Action Cleansing Wipes, The Body Shop Vitamin E Wipes.advertisementDeodorants/roll-on: Keep an anti-perspirant deodorant spray/roll-on handy to fight summer sweat. Just make sure it doesn’t occupy too much space.Try: Marks & Spencer Blue Energy, Sure Anti-Perspirant Roll-on Deo or the Zuska Range of Anti-Perspirant Women’s deos.Lip balm: Your lips need SPF protection too; make sure you carry a lip balm with SPF. Try: Nivea Lip Gloss with SPF 15. SCARF Summers are incomplete without a floral printed scarf. Easy to carry, it is good for keeping the hot air away.Sunglasses: One never needs an excuse to wear that fabulous pair of new sunglasses, but in summer they do more than make you look glamorous. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays too.last_img read more

first_imgClemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates winning the national titleTAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) CFB PlayoffTwitter/PlayoffThis Monday, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers will meet in the College Football Playoff title game – capping off what’s been an incredible 2015 season. But we’re already looking ahead to 2016. We have a feeling that fans of every other team in the nation are too.Last year, we put together a list of the 13 teams that could eventually prevail and win the national championship. Three of those teams – Clemson, Alabama and Michigan State – reached the College Football Playoff. Of course, two of them are in the title game.This year, we’ve gone ahead and done the same. Unfortunately, given the tier-system in college football regarding talent, the field is never wide open. Year over year, the same programs, more or less, are capable of putting together title contenders. In some sense, college football is more predictable than many of the other popular sports in our country.Which 13 teams actually have a chance to play for it all next year? Let’s find out:The Only 13 Teams That Can Win >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14last_img read more

first_imgPARIS – The state of Minnesota lost its bid to host what would have been the first world’s fair on U.S. soil in almost 40 years when the organization that oversees the events voted Wednesday to make Argentina’s capital the site of one planned for 2022-2023.The Trump administration has sought to boost American interest in world’s fairs, international displays of ingenuity that in the past brought the world the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel and Seattle’s Space Needle.But in its latest vote, members of the Bureau of International Expositions, based in Paris, picked Buenos Aires over rivals Bloomington, Minnesota and Poland’s third-largest city, Lodz, to host a specialized World Expo.Argentinians at the vote literally jumped for joy as the result was announced — and then started handing out white-and-blue soccer t-shirts with star Argentinian player Lionel Messi’s name on them.Delegates donned the t-shirts on top of their suits as members of the Argentinian bid team hugged and kissed each other in excitement and relief.It will be the first expo in Latin America under the auspices of the BIE, which began operations in 1931.Full-scale World Expos that last six months are now held every five years, while three-month expos devoted to specific themes take place in intervening years.The U.S. delegation was clearly disappointed, but the government was undeterred. The State Department said it “looks forward to working with other U.S. cities and states interested in bidding to host a future World’s Fair.”The Minnesota bid committee and the U.S. State Department congratulated Argentina on its selection.“I’m confident we’ve done nothing but good for our region, and for the advancement of the theme Healthy People, Healthy Planet,” board member Marilyn Carlson Nelson said in a statement.Gov. Mark Dayton said the committee “put our state’s many accolades on the world stage, and demonstrated again why Minnesota is such a world-class place to live, work, and innovate.”Minnesota had proposed a health-focused expo to capitalize on the state’s world-class medical institutions and medical device makers.The Polish delegation looked especially grim after the defeat of its bid, on the theme of how post-industrial cities can reinvent themselves.Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said Buenos Aires’ bid is aimed at showing creative ways that smartphones and other increasingly accessible technology can “give people around the world an opportunity to have better lives.”“We are very happy not only for my country but for South America,” Faurie told reporters in Paris as he invited countries around the world to mount exhibits at the expo.Argentina’s organizers hope the event will attract at least 6 million visitors.Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is set to host the next full World Expo in 2020. A specialized expo focused on energy was held this year in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana.___Karnowski reported from Minneapolis.last_img read more

first_imgSINGAPORE – The annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders began Tuesday with a warning from the host, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, about threats against international rules that underpin world stability and economic growth.“The international order is at a turning point,” Lee said at the opening ceremony of the summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.“The existing free, open and rules-based multilateral system, which has underpinned ASEAN’s growth and stability, has come under stress,” Lee said.U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy and his resistance to multilateral agreements and institutions are viewed as an affront and a challenge in a region whose modern economies are largely driven by global trade.Among issues on the agenda for ASEAN and other leaders attending meetings in Singapore this week, including U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, are talks on a new regional trade pact that would commit member countries and others in the Asian-Pacific region to opening markets further.Lee said ASEAN and other participating countries including India and China, but not the United States, have made “substantive progress” on the market-opening initiative, called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.However, it’s unclear if a deal will be reached in Singapore. Participants say India, for one, is balking at opening its markets wider to imports from China under the accord.Trump is staying away from the Singapore summit, and also from the annual meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum that will begin later this week in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.Chinese leaders are busy burnishing their own free trade credentials as they speak out against Trump’s efforts to get Beijing to change policies aimed at making Chinese industries leaders in advanced technologies.Three days after taking office, Trump pulled out of a Pacific Rim trade initiative, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He has ordered punitive tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese products, among other measures, to address complaints over the U.S. trade deficit, China’s technology policies and other market access issues.“All countries are linked in the same industrial chain in the world today and China and the U.S. are an important part of it. No one wants or expects to see an interruption of it,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday in a lecture on the sidelines of the summit.ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.The globalization of manufacturing has been a key factor driving dynamic growth in the regional economy, which has more than doubled in size since 2007 to $2.8 trillion in 2017.The momentum must be in the direction of more, not less, open trade, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.Otherwise, he warned, there could be a “domino effect” in which countries engage in increasingly protective measures against their rivals.Inward-looking, protectionist policies have gained ground in ASEAN as elsewhere, he said.“This is not the time to close our doors by invoking trade protectionism measures but instead we should be actively engaged in finding amicable solutions,” Mahathir said. “It is now that we must continue to expand our intraregional trade and deepen the economic integration within ASEAN.”While talks on the ASEAN-centred trade accord stumble along, the 11 countries that have remained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are preparing to inaugurate their revised trade deal.Renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is due to take effect on Dec. 30.Several other economies are hoping to join the pan-Pacific accord, including the Philippines and South Korea.Japanese media reported that Taiwan’s representative in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, former chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Morris Chang, plans to ask Japan to back the island’s request to also become a member.___Associated Press video journalist Jerry Harmer contributed to this report.last_img read more

first_imgCVS Health CEO Larry Merlo wants customers to think about more than prescriptions and shampoo when they visit his company’s drugstores.He expects the stores to become health care pit stops, especially for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes. Vision, hearing and blood sugar checks will be available at many locations, and customers also may be able to get help with diets and nutrition.CVS has largely finished its $69 billion acquisition of the insurer Aetna, part of the company’s broader effort to expand its health care offerings. A federal judge is still evaluating the deal and has scheduled a hearing for December 18.Merlo spoke recently with The Associated Press. The conversation has been edited for clarity and length.Q: What are some specific changes shoppers will see first in your stores?A: Early next year … we will pilot our first concept stores that begin to change the role of the retail pharmacy. The store will continue to have a pharmacy, it will continue to have products that will be focused on health, beauty, personal care and elements of convenience. But it will also have services. About 15 to 20 per cent of the store will be repurposed for services like an expanded (in-store) MinuteClinic.Q: You’ve talked a few times about revolutionizing the customer’s health care experience. What does that mean?A: It really is helping them understand how to best use their benefit programs. Take a patient with diabetes. They likely visit their physician three, four times a year. They leave the office with a care plan that includes medication, diet, nutrition, exercise. We can help those patients make sure they’re staying adherent to their plan, which oftentimes is not the case.Q: Do you expect to eventually replace the family doctor?A: No, absolutely not. Our goal is to complement the role of the primary care physician. This past year we referred three and a half million patients on to a physician. The vast majority were patients that we see at MinuteClinic that simply do not have a … physician. The referrals are not because they can’t be treated. We believe everyone should have access to a (primary-care physician).Q: You’re combining with a health insurer. How can consumers trust that they’re getting the best care from a company that’s also paying for that care?A: Our hallmark as a company has always been do what we need to do to take the best care of the patients that we serve. Our purpose as a company is to help people achieve their best health.Q: If you fail to provide good care, customers won’t return. Is that part of the equation?A: Customer satisfaction is critically important. It becomes a form of retention.___Follow Tom Murphy on Twitter: @thpmurphy .Tom Murphy, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgBargari (Faridkot): Intensifying his attack on the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised strict action against those involved in the 2015 desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib.Recalling his previous visit to the Punjab town, where the first incident of sacrilege took place and two people died in police firing at protesters, Gandhi said, Your ‘dharm’ was disrespected. Strict action will be taken against the perpetrators, he promised. I give you a guarantee on this. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe row over the 2015 incidents continues in Punjab with the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government, blaming the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state for it. At another rally on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi’s sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi had also tried to corner BJP’s ally SAD over the issue. The Congress focus on the desecration religious scriptures comes at a time when the BJP has renewed its attack on the party over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, both emotive issues in state which goes to the polls on Sunday. Gandhi also taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly failing to keep poll promises. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHe contrasted the UPA government at the Centre headed by Manmohan Singh with the BJP government led now by Narendra Modi. Modi used to make fun of Manmohan Singh. But after five years now, Modi ji does not make fun of Manmohan ji. Today the country is making fun of him, he said. He accused Modi of not keeping promises like the creation of two crore jobs and putting Rs 15 lakh into the bank account of every citizen. Gandhi targeted Modi for likening the country’s economy under the UPA government as sleeping elephant , and asked where he was when the hard- working Punjab farmers ushered in the green revolution. Accusing Modi of destroying the economy with his two decisions, he said had the PM taken the advice of Manmohan Singh he would not have rolled out demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Gandhi referred to it as the Gabbar Singh Tax. He claimed that the former PM had rightly predicted the fall in the country’s GDP due to these decisions. Taking a dig at Modi for his TV interviews, the Congress leader said the prime minister does not talk about issues like unemployment and farmer suicides. The PM thinks only one person can run the country, but actually it is the people who run it. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced a memorial at Bargari for those who lost their lives and sustained injuries in the 2015 police firing.last_img read more

Emotions ran high after Ohio State won a match against Penn State on Nov. 12. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team was hungry on Saturday, and unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, they were on the night’s menu. The Buckeyes put on arguably their best performance of the season, toppling No. 10 Penn State at St. John Arena in five sets (25-23, 15-25, 19-25, 25-22, 18-16). OSU’s last win over the Nittany Lions dates back to 2006. The Buckeye momentum started rolling on Friday evening with a home sweep over Rutgers. Moving into Saturday, nearly 4,400 fans — including a rival student section, a rarity in collegiate regular season volleyball — packed into St. John Arena to watch the underdog defend their court against the Nittany Lion powerhouse. Penn State swept the Buckeyes in University Park during their last matchup on Oct. 19. OSU coach Geoff Carlston said he was overjoyed with the performance and determination that his team showed. “I’m so happy for our team as a whole, but especially our seniors,” he said. “We’ve been grinding hard to get a win like that, and to be on the brink of defeat so many times but to be able to fight back like we did, I couldn’t be more proud.” Carlston started out the game by changing his offense. His team ran a 6-2 against Penn State for the first time this season, which utilizes two setters and a total of six hitters, depending on rotation. Right from the beginning of the first set, OSU limited the Nittany Lions’ multiple-point runs and stifled Penn State’s pair of dynamic hitters, Simone Lee and Haleigh Washington. Four straight Buckeye kills mid-set would make the score 15-10. With few points left in the first set, Penn State inched their way back into contention, tying the score at 19, 21, 22 and 23. Senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe secured three kills in the final five points to give the Buckeyes an edge. An attacking error from the Nittany Lions would give the first set to OSU. Senior libero Valeria León said the Buckeyes came out with a solid mindset, and that helped them play strong coming out of the gate. “We believed that we’re good enough to beat them, so we came out with that thought,” she said. Things turned sour for the Buckeyes in the second set as unforced errors caused OSU to play catch-up. They allowed Penn State to go on costly runs without countering. Penn State held the Buckeyes to just a .077 attacking percentage, which allowed the Nittany Lions to capitalize on OSU’s mistakes and secure themselves the second set. Carlston said to his team during intermission that they were going to have to fight back if they wanted a victory.“After the second set, we talked about, “Moral victories suck,”” he said, recalling his pep talk following the second set. “We’re just as deserving as Penn State to win this match, but the game is not just going to give it to you.”The Buckeyes improved slightly in the third set, but old habits from the prior set still lingered. A late OSU effort put the team within four points of the Nittany Lions at 19-23, but two Penn State kills quickly fell and ended the set. Penn State then held the advantage 2-1. Both teams had a lot to lose in the fourth set, and the nine tie scores showed it. León led the Buckeyes on a three-point run to lock the score up at 9-9. Not long after, Penn State’s Abby Detering took the Nittany Lions on their own three-point run to an 11-13 edge. Nearing the end of the fourth, it was anyone’s game. Senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe emerged with monstrous kills and a look on her face of pure determination. She put down eight kills without any trouble, and gave OSU the set win it needed to stay alive. Entering the final set, the Buckeyes briefly held the lead before it changed hands to the Nittany Lions. Down by three points (7-10) in the critical fifth set, OSU took a timeout to evaluate their strategy. It was once again Sandbothe who slammed down another kill out of the break and helped to pull the Buckeyes out of the hole. Back and forth play pushed the set to extra points, and the biggest crowd OSU has seen this season made themselves heard. Senior setter Abby Fesl said it was motivating to hear those yells and cheers, and their voices added to the anticipation of the moment. “Just hearing everyone towards the end of game five, really getting into it – I could tell people were feeling it with us, and that’s when you love to play the game,” she said. Tied at 16-16, junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer shined in the final moments. She swung away for two kills to give OSU the match victory and the upset. Carlston said the fifth set says a lot about a team, and he’s glad his team persevered through the fire.“The fifth set is just about heart and guts and grit. I was so happy with the heart and grit we showed, especially at the end,” he said. Sandbothe led the team’s offense with 25 kills and tied sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold in attacking efficiency with .320. Sophomore setter Taylor Hughes had the program’s first triple-double in at least five years with 10 kills, 34 assists and 12 digs. Fesl also contributed 27 assists on the night, while León added 24 digs. Fesl said the unsatisfying defeat they faced at Penn State on Oct. 19 was in OSU’s mind during tonight’s match.“Going to Penn State mid-week a couple weeks ago and dropping three straight sets kind of sat with us for a while, so this win was really big for us,” she said. “It means a lot for us going forward.” León has been through four years of losing to the Nittany Lions, and she said she’s proud to help put an end to that streak.“They (Penn State) fought. They played hard, and they didn’t give it to us. We went out there and we got it,” she said. “It’s one of those feelings I’m not going to be able to recreate.” Carlston said the nature of the Big Ten conference relies a lot on timing and opportunity.“This is a league you put a lot of heart and soul into, but you have to be really patient (to get a win),” he said. Ten years of patience paid off for the Buckeyes on Saturday. read more