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College basketball rankings: Virginia still has real motivation for ACC title game

College basketball rankings: Virginia still has real motivation for ACC title game

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NEW YORK -- Virginia will be the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament no matter what happens Saturday at Barclays Center. But if the Cavaliers want to sweep the ACC regular-season and ACC Tournament titles for the second time in a five-year span, they'll need to handle North Carolina in a game scheduled to tip at 8:30 ET.Yep, it's Cavaliers-Tar Heels in the title game.That's the result of Virginia beating Clemson on Friday just before North Carolina upset Duke. Some have suggested UNC could also secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Virginia, and I agree it's possible. But, for now, my No. 1 seeds would be Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier -- which is why those schools are the top four in Saturday morning's updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). UN...
College basketball rankings: Virginia still has real motivation in ACC title game

College basketball rankings: Virginia still has real motivation in ACC title game

Motivation
NEW YORK -- Virginia will be the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament no matter what happens Saturday at Barclays Center. But if the Cavaliers want to sweep the ACC regular-season and ACC Tournament titles for the second time in a five-year span, they'll need to handle North Carolina in a game scheduled to tip at 8:30 ET.Yep, it's Cavaliers-Tar Heels in the title game.That's the result of Virginia beating Clemson on Friday just before North Carolina upset Duke. Some have suggested UNC could also secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Virginia, and I agree it's possible. But, for now, my No. 1 seeds would be Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier -- which is why those schools are the top four in Saturday morning's updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). UN...
'It provides motivation for the offseason'

'It provides motivation for the offseason'

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CHAMPAIGN — No team played more true freshmen in 2017 than Illinois. Lovie Smith sent 22 of them on the field at some point in the season, with 16 of them breaking in as starters last fall.This week marked the start of the first round of spring practices for those freshmen turned rising sophomores. It’s a crucial time for their development.“A lot of those guys were thrown into the fire last year as true freshmen,” former Illini All-American offensive lineman turned Illinois radio analyst Martin O’Donnell said. “It’s all of their first spring ball practices. It’s get back fundamentals, it’s get reps and with the lack of depth on the roster right now, there’s plenty of opportunity for reps.”Illinois’ spring roster has fewer than 60 scholarship players after 15 players transferred fol
Appleton North uses getting No. 4 seed in state tournament as motivation for semifinal win

Appleton North uses getting No. 4 seed in state tournament as motivation for semifinal win

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CLOSE Appleton North girls basketball coach Joe Russom talks about the team's mindset after being seeded No. 4 despite winning last year's Division 1 title. USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinBuy PhotoAppleton North High School's Kari Brekke (2) reacts after the Lightning defeats Arrowhead High School in their Division 1 semifinal game to advance to the championship at the WIAA state girls basketball tournament Friday, Mar. 9, 2018, at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon, Wis.(Photo: Josh Clark/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)Buy PhotoASHWAUBENON – The question made Joe Russom pause for a second.Just how much did the fourth-seed designation motivate his defending state champion Appleton North girls basketball team heading into the WIAA state basketball tournament?“I think ... yes,” he said.Russ
A Case of Motivation

A Case of Motivation

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Third-grade teacher Enolar Callands used to spend hours tracking down quality stories to support the ELA standards. “It could take forever,” she explains. The selections she found were “mundane” and drained students’ enthusiasm for reading. Her fellow teachers at Beecher Hills Elementary in Atlanta faced similar issues. After searching for a schoolwide solution for 2016–2017, the school chose Total Motivation ELA from Mentoring Minds because of its close standards alignment, rigor, and critical thinking emphasis.A Week in the ClassroomCallands began each week by introducing the lesson to the classroom and projects the content onto a whiteboard. Together, they read the selection and identify vocabulary. Callands enjoyed how “they can see me model and do it along with me.” Higher-level le
How To Stay Motivated When Your Company Is Going Through A Crisis

How To Stay Motivated When Your Company Is Going Through A Crisis

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Motivation isn’t a switch that you can turn on or off. At work you’ve probably found that motivation comes pretty easily when the company is doing well, and your efforts are rewarded. When a company is in trouble, however, it’s not always that easy. You might be expected to take on additional responsibilities and pull extra hours, but without the recognition and compensation that you would have received when the company wasn’t in crisis mode.advertisementMany workers today accept that job security is not as prevalent as it once was. Allison Gabriel Rossetti, an assistant professor of management/organization and psychology at the University of Arizona, says that when it comes to jobs,”There’s definitely been a lot more volatility.” When a company experiences volatility, it can bring
4 mind tricks that actually work for when you have no motivation to go to the gym

4 mind tricks that actually work for when you have no motivation to go to the gym

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No motivation to exercise? It’s all in your head: Your brain is wired to keep your body at rest. Here are four ways to rewire it.1. Speed up your workoutsWhen you sprint all out towards a goal – as when our prehistoric ancestors chased down food – your brain’s reward is a blast of dopamine that imprints the memory of your success and how good it felt. “High-intensity interval training [HIIT] has a similar effect,” says Rodney Dishman, PhD, a professor of exercise science at the University of Georgia who’s been studying the role of motivation in physical activity for 30 years. “Unlike resistance training or even long-distance cardio, it significantly increases bloodflow in the frontal cortex.”Your move: Find a hill that takes about 20 to 30 seconds to sprint up, and after a bri
Senior gardaí 'justified' in challenging McCabe motivation at commission

Senior gardaí 'justified' in challenging McCabe motivation at commission

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Lawyers also told the tribunal yesterday that the allegation that former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan used unjustified grounds to discredit Sgt McCabe is a result of leaks "demonstrated to be false".The tribunal is investigating in its third module whether Ms O'Sullivan inappropriately relied on unjustified grounds to discredit Sgt McCabe at the O'Higgins Commission.The commission, which sat in private in 2015, investigated complaints made by Sgt McCabe about certain policing matters and about serious allegations against senior officers including then Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.Barrister Paul Sreenan SC appeared on behalf of Colm Smyth SC, Michael MacNamee BL and Garrett Byrne BL, who represented An Garda Síochána at the O'Higgins Commission.Mr Sreenan said that his clie
Commerce Secretary Ross: Tariffs are 'motivation' for Canada, Mexico to make a 'fair' NAFTA deal

Commerce Secretary Ross: Tariffs are 'motivation' for Canada, Mexico to make a 'fair' NAFTA deal

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By exempting Mexico and Canada from new tariffs, President Donald Trump is hoping to incentivize those nations to strike a fair deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Thursday. div > div.group > p:first-child">"There's no question that the action the president took today is a further motivation to both Canada and Mexico to make a fair arrangement with the United States," he said in an interview with "Closing Bell.""This is not being done, though, just as a negotiating ploy," he added.Trump has repeatedly threatened to pull out of NAFTA if the nations can't find a way to overhaul the pact.On Thursday afternoon, the president signed off on tariffs that slap a 25 percent levy on steel imports and a 10 percent charge on aluminum...
Laziness Or Lack Of Motivation?

Laziness Or Lack Of Motivation?

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Photo Credit: TheShmuz.com“The princes brought the shoham stones and the filling stones for the Eiphod and for the Choshen.” —Shemos 35:27Advertisement The nesi’im (heads of the tribes) personally donated the precious stones for the breastplate of the kohen gadol. Even though this was an enormously valuable contribution, their name is written with a letter missing to denote something lacking in what they did.Rashi explains that in the initial collection of materials for the Mishkan, the nesi’im didn’t act properly. When Moshe called for donations, the nesi’im said, “Let the congregation donate as much as it will, and we will fill in the rest.” They underestimated the generosity of the people, so in a short while, more than enough materials were collected to build the Mishkan and its ves