Tip for NCAA Final Four 1st-timer: ‘It’s going to blow you away’

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “Man, where do you start? First, it’s understanding the enormity of it, that when you get there, it’s going to blow you away,” Wright said. “And I would even give more advice now in that when we went in ’09, it blew us away, right, so I knew to expect that.”Wright’s Wildcats lost the national semifinals to North Carolina in ’09. In 2016, Villanova beat the Tar Heels for the championship.“The difference in seven years, what they had done to the Final Four and all of the trappings and the murals on the side of buildings of your players, everything had grown so much, I was shocked. Still shocked, even though we had been there before,” Wright said.“Just to understand, don’t feel like you’re not worth it when you get there and you’re blown away. It happens to everybody. And just try to concentrate on the basketball part of it.”Everything about the last month has been new and exciting to Moser and the Ramblers, starting with their Missouri Valley Conference championship and first NCAA appearance for the school since 1985.Nothing has fazed Sister Jean’s team.“So I love that they’re enjoying this,” Moser said. “Now, with that said, times it by about 100 with the Final Four hoopla, and I get that. I’m going to let them enjoy the ride, and when we’re in film, when we’re in practice, when we’re in walk-throughs in the ball room, everything is going to be as normal, as focused and about what we do. These guys are mature enough to handle it, and that’s all I can do. I mean, you can’t simulate what’s about to happen. They’ve got to go through it, and I want them to go through it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES With Majerus gone, Moser has tried to channel him through mutual friends and admirers, such as former University of Utah player and Saint Louis assistant coach Alex Jensen.“I worked with Al Jensen, who’s now at the Utah Jazz, and we were texting each other and going to have a conversation, and we were talking about a couple things Coach Majerus was doing,” Moser said. “But I definitely am in the school of thought, it is my first time, and if I can get any advice or anything, I’ll take it all in and then mix it to what we do.”Beilein said what sets Final Four weekend apart is the time demands, including media obligations.“It’s our duty as college basketball teams and (for) fans to satisfy those requests. But it is, it’s a lot of the same questions over and over and over and over again, and you’ve just got to do it and do it the right way,” Beilein said. “Do not get frustrated by it because you will have enough time to plan if you plan your day right.”Along those same lines, Wright said the grandness of the whole thing can be overwhelming.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I wish Coach (Rick) Majerus was around,” Moser said. “Obviously I was so close to him, and, ironically, it was 20 years ago almost to the date that he was in San Antonio with his Utah team. I wish I could tap into that.”Moser will be the only coach in the national semifinals in San Antonio this weekend who has not previously taken his team to a Final Four. Michigan coach John Beilein, whose team will face Moser’s 11th-seeded Ramblers in Saturday’s first game, is making his second Final Four appearance with the Wolverines. Michigan lost the NCAA championship game in 2013 to Louisville.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn the other side of the bracket, both Villanova’s Jay Wright and Kansas’ Bill Self are leading their teams to the Final Four for a third time. Each has won a title.The 49-year-old Moser worked as an assistant for the late Majerus at Saint Louis for four seasons in between a stint as Illinois State head coach and taking the Loyola job in 2011. Majerus, who died in 2012, took Utah to the Final Four in 1998, losing to Kentucky in the title game. 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(AP Photo/David Goldman)A big believer in asking for advice, Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser is in the process of tapping into his friends and associates in search of a few Final Four hacks.Moser did not want to reveal during a teleconference Monday with reporters to whom he was turning for tips. He did mention one person he would have liked to have been able to connect with during the last phase of the Ramblers’ improbable NCAA Tournament run.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more


first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource Centre notesBasic First Aid: We are looking to run a basic first aid course held over 2 to 3 evenings. If you are interested please contact the Lifford/Clonleigh resource on 074 91 41773.Camera Club: The Centre is looking at the possibility of setting up a camera club – if you have an interest in photography and would like to exchange idea/tips/chat with other like minded people then give us a call! 074 91 41773. Binnion Walk: The Third Annual 4k Walk to the Mass Rock at Binnion, the Altar Lee, will take place on Sunday 29 June at 3 pm starting at Maggies Tavern, Carrickmore. It is a €5 donation to participate and funds go in aid of the Ballyduff Community Group Home, Lifford. There will be a barbeque and music after the walk at Maggies.What courses would you like to see run at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre? If you have any ideas of courses/activities you would like to see being run in the future please contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773.BLOSSOMS: Blossoms charity shop is open Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 1pm. We would also like you to donate any old items such as books, clothes etc. Thank you for your help and support. Furniture Transformation using Chalk Paints: This course has started but due to popularity we are still taking names to run another course, so, if you are still interested, contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Thank you.Community Walking Group: Every Wednesday from 11am. It will consist of a warm-up, walk, followed by a cooling down session and a cuppa. These walks will be geared towards you, so we walk within your abilities. They will run for ten weeks and are free. So if you are interested contact the Lifford – Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Come along and let’s go walking!Dyslexia support classes. Did you find reading at school difficult, if so, maybe you are dyslexic? Never worry because we have a course that will start you off at the beginning with reading and writing, great tutors, work at your own pace and learn with others at the same level. Just leave your name and number by contacting the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773.Book Club: Would you be interested in joining a Book Club? If you are, just leave your name and number with James/Marie at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre by calling 074 91 41773. Thank You.Up and coming courses at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre.• Furniture Transformation using Chalk Paints. • Book Club.• Child protection.• First Aid.• Gardening. • Internet skills.• Basic/Conversational Irish.• English as a second language.• Basic computer course.• Photography.• Photoshop.• Spanish.We are still taking names for these courses so if you are interested, please contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Thank you.DD LOCAL: LIFFORD TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL BINNION WALK was last modified: June 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LIfford noteslast_img read more