St David’s 2 aiming to put Welsh capital on the retail map

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Saint-Etienne confirm William Saliba will sign for Arsenal instead of Tottenham

first_imgWilliam Saliba is heading to Arsenal (Getty Images)Saint-Etienne have confirmed that William Saliba is set to sign for Arsenal but will remain on loan with them this season.The Gunners were in pole position to sign the 18-year-old after submitting a €30 million (£27m) offer to Saint-Etienne earlier this summer.But Tottenham attempted to hijack the move last week as they launched a higher offer to the French club along with a better contract proposal to the defender.Arsenal responded by increasing their own offer to €33m (£29.8m) fee plus a further €7m (£6.3m) in add-ons.ADVERTISEMENT Saliba will remain on loan at Saint-Etienne for this season (Getty Images)And Saint-Etienne’s president Bernard Caiazzo has now confirmed that the centre-back will be heading to the Gunners.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Everything is on the right track with Arsenal,’ Caiazzo told Le Progres.‘William will play next season with us.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are also hoping to complete a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos next week.The 22-year-old Spaniard will join on a season-long loan but the Gunners will not have the option to permanently sign him from Madrid.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jul 2019 11:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link98Shares Saint-Etienne confirm William Saliba will sign for Arsenal instead of Tottenham Commentlast_img read more

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​IFRS committee calls time on attempt to produce IAS 19 guidance

first_imgHe added: “Somewhat ironically, the reason for passing on this was that the underlying issues are too fundamental to be solved in that forum.”In summary, the Committee failed to reach a consensus identifying a suitable scope for an amendment to IAS 19 that would improve the accounting for a sufficiently wide population of plans, limit any unintended consequences that might arise from making an arbitrary distinction between otherwise similar plans, or pass the cost-benefit test.In a draft agenda decision rejection notice released in January, the Committee noted that, “because of the difficulties encountered in progressing the issues, the Interpretations Committee [decided] to remove the project from its agenda”.Work on DB plans with a guaranteed return started when the IFRS IC received a request asking it to clarify whether the 2011 revisions to IAS 19 had any affect on how sponsors should account for this group of plans.In May 2012, the committee decided to revisit its earlier work on what was often referred to as the IFRIC D9 project, a stalled bid by the Committee to address the accounting challenges thrown up by non-traditional benefit plan designs such as intermediate-risk plans.These plans – also known as ‘intermediate risk’ plans – sit awkwardly within the IAS 19 projected unit credit measurement model.The IFRIC D9 initiative ground to a halt in 2006 when the IASB launched what turned out to be an unsuccessful project to develop a new accounting methodology to address contribution-based promises.But a widely panned discussion paper on the topic in 2008, plus the pressure on board time of the equally failed drive to achieve convergence with US accounting literature by 2011, led the IASB to defer any further work on pensions to a future broader project.In its place, the board instead embarked on a series of quick-fixes to IAS 19, among them the removal of deferral and amortisation mechanisms within the standard, as well as the introduction of a net-interest component of income statement expense.And so the Committee’s recent work on contribution-based promises adds up to the third attempt inside a decade to address the accounting for this troublesome group of plans by either the IASB or the IFRS IC.A feedback statement on the IASB’s 2011 agenda consultation bracket pensions accounting, share-based payments and income taxes together as longer-term priorities for the board to address.The recent developments are unlikely to placate Germany’s national accounting standard setter, the DRSC.In a sharply worded letter to the Committee, the rulemaker’s president Liesel Knorr wrote that the sheer number of issues the Committee has considered since 2011 “shows that a more fundamental review of IAS 19 by the IASB is warranted in the near future”.The letter also calls for the IASB to define the range of issues the IFRS IC is able to consider to arrive at a process that “leads to answering issues rather than rejecting them”.Separately, during the 13 May meeting, the committee also recommended that the IASB proceeds with an amendment to IAS 19 dealing with the discount rate objective in the standard.The IASB issued the amendment on the recommendation of the IFRS IC.It clarifies that the high-quality corporate bonds used as the basis for arriving at the IAS 19 discount rate should be denominated in the same currency as the liability.It also explains that entities should assess the depth of the market for high-quality corporate bonds at currency level as well.The IASB issued the amendment in December 2013 as part of its 2012-14 annual improvements project. The changes are slated to take effect from 1 January 2016 if the IASB signs off on them.Committee members rejected a staff proposal for more outreach on the topic to assess the impact of the proposed amendment on countries such as Ecuador, which uses the US dollar in a bid to avoid currency volatility.Towers Watson’s Eric Steedman does not expect to see any upheaval in practice as a result of the amendment.“This is really just putting beyond doubt what is already a very common approach to interpreting the wording,” he said. The International Financial Reporting Standards Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) has confirmed that it will call a halt to its efforts to develop accounting guidance to address the measurement challenges presented by defined benefit (DB) plans with a guaranteed minimum return.Committee members, who are charged with interpreting the accounting rules issued by the London-based International Accounting Standards Board, warned that they did not expect to come up with a solution within the confines of International Accounting Standard 19 (IAS 19) and its existing requirements.IFRS IC member Tony de Bell said: “To be honest, I’m not sure you can resolve it without addressing the broader aspects in [IAS]19.”Commenting on the decision, Towers Watson employee-benefits accounting specialist Eric Steedman told IPE that it was “never on the cards that the Interpretations Committee would reverse its provisional decision to stop work on these issues”.last_img read more

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Bill J. Deaton Jr., 81, Brookville

first_imgBill J. Deaton Jr., age 81, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday evening April 22, 2019 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.Born August 2, 1937 in Bowlingtown, Kentucky he was one of ten children born to the late Bill Sr. & Jessie (Clark) Deaton.  On October 17, 1964 he was united in marriage to the former Mary Sue McDaniel, and she preceded him in death on February 1, 2016.Bill was retired, having worked for over 30 years at the former Ford/Visteon in Connersville, Indiana.  In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting & fishing, mushroom hunting, and being outdoors.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran; and had been bestowed the Honor of the Kentucky Colonel.Survivors include two sons, John Deaton & Bill Deaton III, both of Brookville, Indiana; six grandchildren, Lydia, Zach, Curtis, Danny, Hannah, and Holden; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ethel Handley of Brookville, Indiana, Bobbi Jean Ratliff of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marjorie Myers of Brookville, Indiana; two brothers, Doy Deaton of South Carolina and Max Deaton of Brookville, Indiana.In addition to his parents and wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lee Anne Ward who died 1/26/2005; two sisters, Marie Dunbar and Charlotte Hofer; and two brothers Claude Deaton & Tucker Deaton.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Ron McCulloch of the Bible Baptist Church will conduct the Funeral Services on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home.  Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Sims Cemetery, New Fairfield.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to once again serve the Deaton family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.last_img read more

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FA fines Norwich over scuffle

first_imgNorwich have been fined £20,000 after admitting a Football Association charge in relation to their their players being involved in an stoppage-time scuffle against Cardiff. A confrontation blew up at the end of the goalless Premier League draw after Canaries midfielder Leroy Fer attempted to score from a throw-in when Cardiff had put the ball out for an injury – the effort was ruled out by the referee on the basis that he had not restarted play. An FA statement said: “Norwich City have been fined the standard penalty of £20,000 after admitting a breach of FA Rule E20(a) in relation to their game against Cardiff City on 26 October 2013. Press Associationcenter_img “The charge was that the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in or around the 94th minute of this fixture.” Cardiff were also charged with the same breach which they have admitted. The club has, however, rejected the standard penalty and a hearing will now take place to determine their sanction. last_img read more

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Hogg shines in Glasgow victory

first_imgStuart Hogg scored two of Glasgow’s five tries as they halted Connacht’s unbeaten start to the season in the Guinness PRO12. Starting the second half with a determined show of ball control, Glasgow went through the phases with great patience, dragging more and more of the Connacht cover into some desperate defence. When the ball was released in the backs it passed through a flurry of hands before Hogg broke onto the ball and scored his second. It was then Connacht’s turn to go through their phases in what was to be their best period of the match. When the ball came wide it was Leader who went over wide on the right to narrow the gap just before the hour. From the kick-off, Glasgow attacked again, winning a scrum on the Connacht 22. Adam Ashe picked up at the base, handing on the ball to Pyrgos who deftly crafted a short pass to Van der Merwe on the reverse angle. The Canadian was through at pace, running over for the bonus try. With Weir converting and adding another penalty a few minutes later the game seemed over. But Connacht powered into Glasgow’s 22 and after a series of scrums, Glasgow conceded a penalty try, setting up Connacht for a possible late challenge. Connacht were throwing everything at Glasgow and were forcing the ball into Glasgow’s 22 when, with five minutes to play, Bennett intercepted a pass and dashed 70 metres for the score which ended any doubt over the outcome. Few imagined when the season’s fixtures were announced that both sides would navigate their first three games without tasting defeat. While Glasgow had been impressive, Connacht, often portrayed as poor relations of the Irish provincial game, overcame Newport Gwent Dragons, Edinburgh and champions Leinster to start in scintillating style. This was the match when their hot streak would end though, with Glasgow dominant from the early stages, as only intense defence and poor handling kept them from opening the scoring in the opening quarter of an hour. Home lock Tim Swinson had the home support out of their seats after 15 minutes when he burst through, only to be hauled down five metres short. The ball was quickly recycled and it looked as if Bennett was over, however referee Claudio Blessano said he was held up. A series of scrums had Glasgow battering at the door before Pyrgos passed from the base for Hogg to dart over to open the scoring with a 19th-minute try that Duncan Weir converted. Connacht soon pulled the scores level against the run of play as they easily cut through Glasgow’s defence. Jack Carty grubbed a kick through and McSharry was sharply on the ball to go over. Ian Porter converted. A Weir penalty after 30 minutes put Glasgow ahead, but there was a degree of good fortune when they pulled further ahead. Connacht full-back Leader fluffed a clearance which Pyrgos charged down with relish. The scrum-half then gathered a difficult ball before going over for the try which Weir easily converted. Press Association Henry Pyrgos, DTH van der Merwe and Mark Bennett also crossed the whitewash as the Warriors registered a 39-21 home victory over their Irish visitors. Connacht responded through Dave McSharry, Darragh Leader and a penalty try, but lacked the quality to seriously unsettle a Glasgow side who stay undefeated after four rounds of games – their 100 per cent record intact. last_img read more

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Liverpool and Man United draw

first_imgLIVERPOOL and Manchester United played out a goalless and uneventful stalemate on a disappointing night at Anfield.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool would have drawn level on points with leaders Manchester City with a fifth successive Premier League victory, but were subdued by a classic Jose Mourinho performance of defensive organisation and discipline.United did not allow Liverpool to build the momentum and intensity that characterised their game this season, while Mourinho’s limited attacking ambitions ensured chances were at a premium.The Portuguese was still grateful for two fine second-half saves from goalkeeper David de Gea, who dived low to stop Emre Can and saved athletically from Philippe Coutinho’s 25-yard effort.United’s best chance also came in the second half, but the unmarked Zlatan Ibrahimovic directed Paul Pogba’s cross off target.last_img read more

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Eleventh heaven: Badgers bully Buffalo

first_imgThings couldn’t have started any better for the No. 9 Wisconsin football team, and things couldn’t have ended any better for a senior class that will go down as one of the most successful ever. “It’s been a special season,” senior Mark Zalewski said. “It’s really been a special four years. It’s a special group.”After the seniors stormed out of the tunnel, having their names called out over the P.A. system individually, they struck faster than a lighting bolt, intercepting a pass on the first play from scrimmage and scoring a touchdown on the second.Only 56 seconds into the game, the Badgers had all the points they would need, as UW dropped a pesky Buffalo squad 35-3 at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday. The win virtually assures a return trip to the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day against an opponent from the Southeastern Conference.”I realized there are only four teams in the country that have won more than nine games in the last four years, and we were able to do that,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “We put ourselves in a position to be 11-1 and finish as strong as anybody in the country. We did it with a backup quarterback two weeks in a row. We are a very good football team that deserves as big of a venue as we can get.”The win gave Wisconsin (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) its first-ever 11th win in the regular season, adding yet another accomplishment to what has been a surprisingly successful season, that in any other year would have the Badgers all but a lock for a BCS bowl game. Instead, UW is left to only bang on the door futilely and prepare to make a third straight January bowl game for only the second time in school history.”I’m just happy at the way it ended,” said senior quarterback John Stocco, who was unable to play due to injury. “I think it’s a special group here.”Many of the seniors expressed that it was an emotional pre-game ceremony, and the Badgers played as such from the starting gun, as sophomore corner Jack Ikegwuonu intercepted a pass on Buffalo’s first play from scrimmage, giving UW possession on the 26-yard line. Junior quarterback Tyler Donovan then hit junior wideout Paul Hubbard across the middle of the field on the ensuing play, giving the Badgers a quick 7-0 lead. But Wisconsin would sputter for most of the first half, unable to build any offensive momentum and giving up a couple big plays to the Bulls.In fact, the game looked like it might turn against Wisconsin late in the first half. Holding a tenuous 7-3 lead, the Badgers turned the ball over after a short 22-yard punt bounced off of freshman Tyler Holland and was recovered by Buffalo. The Bulls then completed an awkward yet effective 43-yard screen pass that gave them first-and-goal at the UW 3-yard line.Faced with the threat of being down 10-3, the Badgers responded like they have all season and shut the door on Buffalo, blowing up three straight plays, and then watching Buffalo kicker Adam Tanalski miss wide left from 25 yards out.”We knew that the level that our defense has been playing at all season, it would really be an insult for them to get into the end zone,” Ikegwuonu said.Donovan played in place of Stocco for the second consecutive game and again made a strong case for the 2007 starting spot, throwing for 308 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-26 passing.”I can honestly say that in the back of my mind I was playing these last two games for him, because he has earned it,” Donovan said of Stocco’s last two games at Wisconsin.”Last week against Iowa, that’s unbelievable what he did,” Stocco said of his understudy. “And again this game, he just did awesome. Nobody deserves it more than he does.”Sophomore tight end Travis Beckum was again the dynamic force on the Badger offense, reeling in five catches for 135 yards, including a 62-yard bomb near the end of the first half that set up UW’s second touchdown and gave the Badgers breathing room.”We needed somebody to step up and take that role, and it just happened to be me,” Beckum said.Some players expressed frustration in the fact that they might be shut out of a BCS bowl game due to a technicality that allows only two teams from any conference to accept BCS bids.”I hate the BCS,” Ikegwuonu said. “It’s a shame the way it works. I can’t say enough about the way we played the season, as a unit … hopefully in the future there is a change to the system, because it’s real frustrating.”Nothing against the Capital One Bowl, I mean, it’s a great bowl and we’re going to play a great opponent, but I don’t know.”Still, most of the team expressed feelings of overall satisfaction as to how well the Badgers have played this season.”We tried for the Rose Bowl,” Beckum said. “We had a chance to beat Michigan, and we didn’t capitalize on it. But I still think we had a good season.””Coming into the season, not many people picked us to finish this high or with this good of a record,” senior Joe Stellmacher said. “It’s not disappointing. How can you be disappointed with an 11-1 record? We’re in a conference with the first- and second-ranked teams in the country. We’re not hanging our heads at all.”last_img read more

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Women’s basketball upsets UCLA in double-overtime nailbiter

first_imgPili returned to the game with less than four and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Trojans trailing 50-46.  Without Onyenwere, guards senior Japreece Dean and freshman Charisma Osborne picked up the scoring load, finishing with 24 and 20 points, respectively. This time, USC held on for the win. After USC expanded the lead to 3 with just under five seconds on the clock, the Bruins seamlessly executed a full-court inbounds play, leading to an open corner three from redshirt junior guard Natalie Chou that sent the game to double overtime.   “You guys would’ve never known our record when we came into practice Tuesday,” associate head coach Aarika Hughes said of the team’s mindset heading into the matchup. “It was phenomenal.”  Pili finished the game with 19 points and 17 rebounds, posting another double-double and adding to what has been an impressive freshman campaign.  On the Trojans’ final offensive possession of the third quarter, Jeune went down after landing awkwardly following a jump shot attempt. She was helped off the court by medical staff and returned to the game three minutes into the fourth, amidst a heavy UCLA run.   USC, backed by an energized Galen Center crowd, closed out the fourth quarter in strong fashion, as two free throws from senior forward Kayla Overbeck tied the game with 50 seconds remaining, eventually sending it to overtime.  For USC, the second half certainly was not ideal, but a never-quit attitude helped it earn an upset win to eliminate its crosstown rival as the nation’s only remaining unbeaten team.  A handful of big defensive plays along with clutch 3-pointers from graduate guard Aliyah Jeune kept the Trojans alive every time they seemed to be on the ropes down the stretch. The harsh luck continued for USC minutes later, when freshman forward Alissa Pili went down with a lower right leg injury after attempting a contested putback layup. She remained down after the play and was taken to the locker room.  Shortly after Jeune exited, UCLA went ahead and Trojan freshman guard Kyra White exited the game after also suffering an injury. She was taken to the locker room and did not return. The Trojans will have a week off until they’re back in action Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. against Washington State at home. Osborne spearheaded UCLA’s third-quarter comeback by scoring 14 points, helping the Bruins cut the lead to just 2 points entering the fourth. Jeune, a graduate transfer from Morehead State, finished the game with a remarkable 27 points and 13 rebounds, including 6-12 3-pointers.  After going down by as much as 5 points early in the period, the Trojans battled back to cut the lead to just 1 point, and a 3-point play from Pili in the final minute put the Trojans up by 2 with 15 seconds remaining.  “A lot of things I did were for my team, so I just go hard for them,” Jeune said. “I don’t care if I’m hurt. I can ice it after. I’m not dying. I’m going to go as hard as I can for my team.”  The Trojans’ improved closeout and help defense were on full display in the first half, as UCLA scored just 17 points on an abysmal 18.2% shooting. A jumper from freshman guard Endyia Rogers put the Trojans ahead by 1 with just over a minute left in the first overtime, but Dean responded quickly with a three to put the Bruins in a prime position to secure a hard-fought road win and remain undefeated. After a loose ball caused a scrum on USC’s ensuing possession, Jeune sank a clutch go-ahead 3-pointer to answer back and give the Trojans a 57-56 lead with 19.7 seconds to go. The Bruins came alive in the second half, however, as a quick 9-0 run in the early minutes of the third quarter forced USC head coach Mark Trakh to call a timeout after seeing his team’s lead drop to single digits.  The Bruins were without leading scorer Michaela Onyenwere, as the junior forward was ruled out after being a game-time decision. Onyenwere has been averaging an impressive 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game on the season. Graduate guard Aliyah Jeune posted season highs in points (tied-27), 3-pointers (6), rebounds (13) and steals (tied-3) in USC’s double-overtime win Friday night. (James Wolfe / Daily Trojan) The game was a tale of two halves for the Trojans, as a disappointing second half saw USC squander a 17-point lead and nearly surrender the season series to the Bruins. “Getting this big win I think meant a lot to us and the coaches,” Pili said. “We’ve been so close to getting wins and we finally came out with one today.” “When you have such positive motivation and people encouraging you to just be yourself … I give it all to them because they just encouraged me so much and gave me motivation and confidence to just play my game,” Jeune said.  The USC women’s basketball team picked up its first conference win in a thrilling double-overtime 70-68 upset over crosstown rival and previously unbeaten No. 7 UCLA Friday at Galen Center.last_img read more

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Clayton Welch comes through in 1st and last start for Syracuse

first_img Published on November 30, 2019 at 4:48 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Clayton Welch couldn’t breathe. The redshirt senior quarterback had escaped out of the pocket on a 3rd-and-8, gaining 13 yards before being hit late by a Wake Forest defender directly in the sternum. Instead of sliding safely like Syracuse’s quarterbacks are taught to do, Welch left himself open to getting hit. He’d gotten the first down, but couldn’t stay in the game.“We call it ‘dive to daylight,’” Welch said. “To try to protect my body. I don’t really like to do that, so I’m not good at it, and he just popped me right in my sternum.”Welch’s injury pushed already-injured Tommy DeVito in for a few snaps. Minutes later Welch was back, helping lead the Orange (5-7, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) to a 39-30 overtime victory over Wake Forest (8-4, 4-4) in SU’s season finale. He was far from perfect during his last collegiate football game ever but led Syracuse both physically and emotionally, energizing the Orange when they needed him most. By the end of the back-and-forth contest, Welch had thrown for a career-high 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns, both coming in the first half. It was the first and only start of Welch’s Syracuse career, one in which he saw sporadic playing time as a backup quarterback for the Orange. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ve all known all season long how much he’s capable of,” SU defensive end Kendall Coleman said. “What he’s able to do. He was just waiting on an opportunity.”But up until a few weeks ago, opportunities were hard to come by. Last season, Welch was stuck behind both DeVito and Eric Dungey on the quarterback depth chart. He got on the field just once but failed to record any stats. This year, with the departure of Dungey, Welch was bumped up a spot. He saw playing time in Syracuse’s first five games, mostly in mop-up duty, before DeVito was knocked out of the game on Oct. 18 versus Pittsburgh. Against the Panthers, Welch showed what he could do. He completed just eight of his 20 passes for 176 yards, including the longest play of the year for the Orange, a 94-yard catch-and-run to Taj Harris. Welch also opened up a new facet of SU offense, using his mobility to move the chains similar to how Dungey did last season. The Orange lost, but Welch proved capable as a backup to DeVito. That’s partly why this week, when DeVito was injured during practice, SU head coach Dino Babers felt comfortable starting his redshirt senior. “(Welch) didn’t shy away from the spotlight,” Coleman said. “If anyone out there knows Clayton Welch, he will never shy away from the spotlight.”Welch clarified: “In a good way, OK?”And at the start of the game, Welch thrived. He picked up first downs with both his arm and his legs on SU’s second drive, ultimately ending it with a 12-yard strike to Trishton Jackson. Two drives later he pushed the Orange into the end zone again, this time dropping a ball into the hands of a wide-open Luke Benson to give them a 17-3 lead.But along with the positives came some negatives, in the form of two first-half interceptions. By halftime the offense had stagnated, and on SU’s first drive of the third quarter, Welch was hurt. “It was amazing to see my teammates fight for me,” Welch said. “We’d be in the huddle and they’d be like, ‘Clay, I got you. I’m not gonna let that happen again.’ There’s nothing cooler than that. All 10 people just fighting for you.”As Wake Forest mounted a comeback, Welch returned behind center for the Orange. He didn’t have the success that he did in the first half, but he did just enough to keep SU’s upset bid alive. With the game tied at 20 early in the fourth quarter, Welch completed a pass on 3rd-and-11 to Jackson to move the chains. Three plays later he did it again, scrambling out of the pocket to find Jackson again on third down to keep Syracuse’s drive going. Moe Neal scored a touchdown on the next play.Welch converted a pivotal 3rd-and-10 from his own 22 yard line with the game tied at 27. On the next play, he found Taj Harris for 33 yards down into Wake Forest territory. It led to a go-ahead field goal by Andre Szmyt with 44 seconds left. “Our relationship, he’s more like a brother to me,” Jackson said. “We argue a lot, we fight a lot, we hang out a lot, we do everything together, really. He’s more like a brother than a teammate, so to go out here, to see him start his last college game, the way he did things, the way he handled himself, I wanted to really play for him.”When Trill Williams ripped the ball out of Kendall Hinton’s arms in overtime and returned the ball for a touchdown to win the game, Welch mobbed the field along with the rest of his teammates. The quarterback’s up-and-down career ended the same way it’d gone for the past five years. Despite all the downs, Welch finished with a positive. And for the first and last time, it’d stay that way. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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