INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: #UPFight

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But they’re far from content and next season could finally be UP’s year with Akhuetie and Di Liaño back in tow and the likes of Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras making their debut for the Maroons.RELATED STORIESINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: SMC sweepINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Manny Pacquiao back as champRELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Making it at No. 5 on the list of top sports stories of 2018 are the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nets beat Hornets in 2OTs on Joe Harris’ late layup For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil University of the Philippines captured the hearts of many and stole the UAAP spotlight after making its first finals appearance since 1986.After a series of losing seasons, including winless campaigns, the Fighting Maroons finally broke through in Season 81.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAt the forefront of UP’s dream run were steely guard Paul Desiderio, electrifying sophomore Juan Gomez Di Liaño and Bright Akhuetie, who went on to have an MVP campaign.UP may not have won the championship after getting swept by Ateneo in the finals, but the Fighting Maroons already overachieved when they stunned No. 2 Adamson in the Final Four. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Making the Manager-to-Entrepreneur Switch? Learn to Delegate Like an Executive

first_imgHow to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… Tags:#ceo#communicating a vision#delegating#delegating like an executive#delegation#executive#executive skill set#leader#Leadership#vision Related Posts If you’re a former manager founding his or her first company, I’ve got good news and bad news for you. The good news? You know more about startup leadership than most new entrepreneurs. The not-so-good news? The way you’ve been taught to think about delegation is dangerous.What do I mean by that? Achieving your vision requires tasks to be done, of course, but leaders who dole out duties the way they would as a task manager are micromanaging at best. Typically, they also dilute their vision, upset their managing team, and waste the whole staff’s time.What should executives delegate? Development and communication of their vision or a way of critical thinking itself. Despite how difficult it can be to give up some control of the company’s future, founders and CEOs — at least, those who want their companies to grow — have no other choice but to trust their managing team.From Your Mind to Managers’Founders bring the vision to the table. But unless they want to work around the clock, they have to help their managers understand what it looks like in practice:1. Dream as a team.Have you ever noticed how ideas only take shape once you’ve let them out of your head? Discussing your vision forces you to articulate it, which gives others a chance to shore up its weak spots and improve its strengths. Start with your statement of purpose, which Graham Kenny of consulting group Strategic Factors argues should actually be the foundation for your vision: What is it your company actually exists to accomplish? Lifestyle brand Life Is Good’s is “to spread the power of optimism,” while beverage company Honest T’s is “to create and promote great-tasting, healthy, organic beverages.”Whatever you want to accomplish, think about how the world might look if you succeed. That’s your vision. If you want to improve performance reviews, for instance, your vision might be “a world where managers clearly communicate and employees constantly grow.”2. Create a lookbook.What if one or more members of your managing team can’t picture the future you have in mind? Communicate it aesthetically. When I worked for an interior design company, my clients often struggled to articulate what they wanted. It wasn’t until I created a lookbook of styles that my clients could point at that I realized how powerful visual communication could be. At my current company, Ontraport, our designers create mood boards to check their understanding of the vision and get the creative team on the same page. Our product team uses wireframes to show the engineering team what the product should look like prior to it being built. I’ve created a printed focus guide that every team member can reference. Depending on your product, visual or audio may be your best bet. 3. Make a big-picture project map or model. Once your management team sees the vision, show them the path. While it seems obvious, employees must understand how their work plays into the bigger picture, but most don’t. Mapping out models that show how each task or role fits into the larger vision helps your management team then communicate the vision to their team members. When the marketing team at my company started growing, I mapped the customer life cycle. We now create projects that correlate to a particular stage in the model. I then created similar maps for the client experience and the engineering teams. “It makes so much more sense when you connect all the work together,” one manager told me. Don’t assume your managers are mind readers. Plot your starting point, your immediate next steps, and your one-year goals. When possible, include tools that team members will need, giving managers ample time to introduce unfamiliar ones. Present your map or model with step-by-step explanations to your leadership team. Then, email it to the broader staff so managers can reference it during department-specific meetings. Trust your managers to break the vision into task-sized pieces and assign them to their teams. How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … Lena Requist builds startups into multimillion-dollar organizations. Her drive and unique leadership style helped grow her current venture, Ontraport, by 5,000 percent. She is passionate about developing teams, growing businesses, inspiring businesswomen, and creating empowered company cultures. Connect with her on Twitter @LenaRequist. center_img AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them Lena Requist How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… You may have a vision, but you can’t achieve it until the rest of your team sees it. Give your managers a peek first, tweaking it via their feedback, before using tools like maps to help convey it to the broader company. That may be a different style of delegation than you’re used to — but then again, is anything about entrepreneurship what you’re used to?last_img read more

2016’s Best Mirrorless Cameras for Video Production

first_imgWith affordability and versatility in mind, we’ve scoured the market for 2016’s best mirrorless cameras for video production.Top image via ShutterstockMuch like the DSLR boom of the mid-2000s, filmmakers and videographers are flocking to the latest mirrorless cameras for video production. It’s easy to see why — these camera are affordable and can capture stunning footage in 4K. Here are the most popular mirrorless cameras for video production.Sony a7R IIThe Sony a7R II is a powerful all-purpose (photo and video) camera. If you’re looking for a real beast of a mirrorless camera, this is the one. The Sony a7R II is not just one of the best mirrorless cameras, but really one of the best overall cameras on the market.Here’s some a7R II footage from darwinfish105.Sony a7R II Specs:42MP Full-Frame CMOS SensorSony E-mountInternal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 GammaNTSC/PAL video recording up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds4K up to 30fps1080p up to 60fps 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD ScreenBuilt-in Wi-Fi ConnectivityMax ISO 51200Film Simulation and Grain Effect ModeThe Fujifilm X-T2 starts at $1,599 USD. Check out our Fujifilm X-T2 buying guide here.Panasonic Lumix GH4The Panasonic Lumix GH4 is certainly one of the most popular mirrorless cameras used by video producers. It’s a solid camera. It’s successor, the GH5, was recently announced for a mid-2017 release — so if you can wait to buy, there will most likely be a price drop coming soon.Here’s a look at some GH4 footage from Panasonic Lumix.Panasonic GH4 Specs:Micro Four Thirds2x Crop FactorVideo capture up to 220 minutes4K (4096 x 2160) up to 24fpsUHD (3840 x 2160) up to 30fps1080p up to 60fps 3˝ Touchscreen swivel OLED displayMax ISO 25600The MSRP for the GH4 is $1,499, but you can certainly find the camera around $1,200.Sony a6500The Sony a6500 is one of the newest cameras on this list. With its compact size, it’s great for shooters on the go — or it works great as a B-cam or action camera on set. It’s very easy to set and let it roll for 30 minutes straight.Here’s a look at some footage from Sony.Sony a6500 Specs:24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor1.5x crop factorSony E-mountNTSC/PAL video recording up to 29 minutes and 59 secondsInternal UHD 4K Video & S-Log3 Gamma4K up to 30fps1080p up to 120fps 3.0˝ tilting touchscreen LCDBuilt-in Wi-Fi with NFCMax ISO 51200The Sony a6500 starts at $1,399.Alternative: The previous Sony a6300 has dropped to $999. The camera also captures NTSC/PAL footage at 4K, up to 30fps and 1080p up to 120fps.Panasonic Lumix G85 (G80/G81/G8)The Panasonic Lumix G85 is the other new camera on this list. Depending on the market you’re in, the camera may also be called the G80, G81 or G8. The camera boasts a 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor with 5-axis in-camera image stabilization. It’s not officially called the successor to the G7 — but this camera pretty much is.Here’s a look at the G80/G81/G85 footage from Panasonic Lumix.Panasonic G85 Specs:Micro Four Thirds2x Crop FactorNTSC video recording4K up to 30fps1080p up to 60fpscenter_img Max ISO 102,4005-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization3.0˝ LCD monitorBuilt-in Wi-Fi ConnectivityThe Sony a7R II is available for $3199.Alternative: You can also consider the Sony a7S II which is very similar at a lower price point — $2999.The Sony a7S II is more extreme in low light, with a max ISO of 409,600. It also captures 4K up to 30fps and 1080p up to 120fps. So it’s better for slo-mo. Here’s our full review of the a7S II.Fujifilm X-T2In July of 2016, Fujifilm announced the X-T2 — the update to the very popular X-T1 — and the company’s first foray into capturing 4K video. It’s not the best video camera on this list, but it’s well worth the mention.Here’s a look at some X-T2 footage from Fujifilm.Fujifilm X-T2 Specs: 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III SensorX-mountNTSC/PAL video capture up to 30 minutes4K at 30fps, 25fps, 24fps1080p at 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps720p at 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps 16MP Live MOS Sensor3.0˝ swivel LCD touchscreenBuilt-in Wi-Fi ConnectivityMax ISO 25600The Panasonic Lumix G85 starts at $899.What did we miss? What’s your go-to mirrorless camera? Share your opinions in the comments below.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer already spoken with mentor Ferguson

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer already spoken with mentor Fergusonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he spoke with “mentor” Sir Alex Ferguson before taking over as caretaker manager of Manchester United. The Norwegian, who played for 11 years at Old Trafford under Ferguson, says he will take what he’s learned from the Scot as he manages the club until the end of the season.”He’s influenced me with everything,” Solskjaer said in his first press conference at United, ahead of facing Cardiff on Saturday.”The way he’s dealt with people, the way he was manager of the club, how he kept 25 international players happy and hungry, wanting to improve, and the staff.”He’s been my mentor. I didn’t understand early on he would be my mentor. Ever since my injury in 2003, I was making all the notes what he did in certain situations.”I’ve already been in touch with him – there’s no one better to get advice from.” last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool attacker Mane cleared to face Man City

first_imgLiverpool attacker Mane cleared to face Man Cityby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool star Sadio Mane has been cleared to face Manchester City. The Senegalese attacker put his hands around the neck of Arsenal’s Stephan Lichtsteiner during the 5-1 win at Anfield on Saturday.Match referee Michael Oliver saw the incident and awarded a free-kick. And Mane will face no further action from the FA, who have the power to charge someone with retrospective action. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

ESPN Is Reportedly Shuffling Its College Football Announcing Lineup

first_imgAn ESPN sign hanging that's very oldESPN’s college football announcing lineup will look pretty different this fall. With Sean McDonough replacing Mike Tirico on Monday Night Football and Brad Nessler reportedly headed to CBS, change is necessary. The Big Lead’s Kyle Koster is reporting ESPN already knows who will be replacing those two men on their respective broadcasts. Steve Levy Will Call College Football Games for ESPN in the Fall https://t.co/nSXt3WJQvC— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) May 11, 2016From The Big Lead:Joe Tessitore, who called Thursday night games last season in addition to hosting SEC Nation and College Football Final on Saturdays, will move to the No. 2 team, sources tell The Big Lead. The No. 3 gig will be given to Steve Levy, two sources tell The Big Lead.Nessler was the play-by-play man for that No. 2 team with Todd Blackledge; McDonough was the play-by-play man for the No. 3 team with Chris Spielman. Levy, 51, is certainly an interesting choice. He’s recently been mostly an in-studio host but has significant work as a play-by-play man for both the MLB and NHL. ESPN’s top broadcast team will remain Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit. Here’s where ESPN’s College GameDay is likely headed for Week 1. The season will be here before you know it. [TBL]last_img read more

Four Offseason Moves That Will Reshape The NFC

Dorial Green-Beckham10.910.16.90 On Tuesday, we looked at four players who changed teams during the offseason and could tip the scales of balance in the AFC. Now, we turn our attention to the NFC, where last season’s division champions — the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks — all appear vulnerable, while several of the also-rans they bested have made significant additions.NFC East: Alshon Jeffery, WR, EaglesOpportunity: The Dallas Cowboys were the class of the NFC East last season, going 13-3. But a spate of off-field issues and the potential of regression for second-year quarterback Dak Prescott may open up an opportunity for Philadelphia. Despite finishing last in the division at 7-9, the Eagles were among the best teams in the NFL according to Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, finishing fourth in the league (Dallas finished second).What needed to be addressed: Last year’s No. 2 pick of the NFL draft, Carson Wentz, took the league by storm — at least until fans, media and opposing defenses figured out that he was relying so heavily on the screen pass. According to TruMedia, Wentz threw more passes to or behind the line of scrimmage in 2017 than all but three other quarterbacks. And the Eagles ranked 29th in yards per completion last season.Potential impact: Jeffery and fellow free-agent acquisition Torrey Smith will add serious field-stretching ability to Philadelphia’s dink-and-dunk passing attack. Jeffery averaged an outstanding 15.8 yards per reception in 2016; since Jeffery became a full-time starter in 2013, only Julio Jones and T.Y. Hilton have averaged more yards per reception over more receptions. He also provides Wentz with a much more reliable catcher of the ball: Jeffery had the 14th-lowest drop rate of 87 qualifying NFL receivers in 2016, while Eagles WRs Jordan Matthews, Dorial Green-Beckham and Nelson Agholor ranked 59th, 81st and tied for last, respectively. Jordan Matthews11.09.64.50 YARDS/RECAIR YARDS/TGTDROP RATE Source: TRUMEDIA Alshon Jeffery15.813.11.10% Carson Wentz is getting an upgradeHow new Eagles wideout Alshon Jeffery’s 2016 performance compared with that of Philadelphia’s receiving corps. Nelson Agholor10.110.59.10 Question mark: At age 27, Jeffery already has a history of nagging muscle pulls and soft-tissue injuries. He also served a four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use in the middle of last season as a member of the Bears, making his gameday availability an ongoing concern.NFC North: Jarrad Davis (R), LB, LionsOpportunity: The Lions were just over half a game of head-to-head football away from claiming the NFC North crown when they squandered a 14-7 lead against the Green Bay Packers — and a 9-4 start to the season. They finished the year with three straight losses to fellow NFC playoff teams, including that Week 17, winner-take-all home game against the Packers. This spring, Detroit seriously outspent Green Bay in free agency, eyeing a possible first division title since 1993.What needed to be addressed: Detroit had the worst defense in the NFL last season, according to DVOA. Their pass coverage was an absolute disaster, allowing opponents to be 38.1 percent more effective than average through the air — by far the worst in the NFL. But none of the Lions’ major signings were on the defensive side of the ball.Potential impact: Davis, whom Detroit drafted with the No. 21 overall pick this spring, has been the unquestioned starter at middle linebacker since his first day on the team, according to the Lions’ official site. Head coach Jim Caldwell told the Detroit Free Press he expects Davis to “quickly” make an impact. Davis’s college defensive coordinator, Randy Shannon, described Davis as an amalgam of three linebackers Shannon coached at the University of Miami: Jonathan Vilma, Jon Beason and Ray Lewis. Those three boast 19 Pro Bowl appearances between them. If Davis’s athleticism and attitude are as advertised, he’ll fill a sizable portion of the hole in the middle of Detroit’s defense.Question mark: There’s no such thing as a can’t-miss rookie. Projecting a college player’s impact on an NFL unit is closer to superstition than art, let alone science. Further, Detroit’s problems with depth and quality up front were just exacerbated by pass-rusher Armonty Bryant’s latest suspension; it’s hard for linebackers to make impact plays when opposing quarterbacks are unpressured and tailbacks have free passes to the second level of the defense.NFC South: Adrian Peterson, RB, SaintsOpportunity: In 2016, the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers finished 6-10, good for last place in the NFC South. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons improved from a lackluster 8-8 in 2015 to winning the NFC for themselves last season. Somehow, in all the churn around them, the New Orleans Saints have finished 7-9 for three consecutive seasons. But with the Falcons losing the architect of the offense that took them to the Super Bowl, Kyle Shanahan, to the 49ers, the division could be there for the taking.What needed to be addressed: Saints tailback Mark Ingram had the fourth-highest per-carry rate of yards before contact in 2016; he didn’t run into a defender until he’d run an average of 3.26 yards. After the crack of the pad, Ingram was solid, averaging a 14th-best 1.82 yards after contact. But he can’t compare to Peterson:If Ingram needed any guidance learning how to make defenders looks silly, he now has the perfect mentor — albeit one who wants to steal his job. From 2011, the year Ingram entered the league, through 2016, Peterson had the highest average after-contact yardage rate of any back with at least 150 carries.Potential impact: Peterson’s historical lack of effectiveness out of shotgun alignments seemingly makes him an odd fit for Sean Payton and Drew Brees’s spread-style offense, but the Saints actually used shotgun formations at the eighth-lowest rate of any team in the NFL last year, according to Football Outsiders. Moreover, New Orleans ranked fourth in average yards-per-play when under center, roughly the same as in the ‘gun, and had one of the smallest gaps in efficiency between the two alignments. Though they still passed 63.4 percent of the time, the Saints are a strong fit for Peterson’s skill set. No wonder Peterson told Bleacher Report earlier this month that he was impressed by Payton’s passion about the dimension the veteran running back would add to the Saints’ offense.Question mark: Peterson is a 32-year-old running back with 11,747 of the hardest-earned yards in recent NFL history already on his odometer. The jury is out on how effective he could be moving forward.NFC West: Haason Reddick (R), LB, CardinalsOpportunity: At this time three years ago, the NFC West was one of the two best divisions in football. The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks had a death grip on the rest of the NFC, but the Arizona Cardinals were right on their heels. Since then, attrition has taken a toll on all three squads; a Cardinals team that went 29-9 with Carson Palmer under center from 2013 to 2015 finished second in the division last year at 7-8-1.What needed to be addressed: A host of defenders from recent years left in free agency this past offseason. The Cardinals lost Calais Campbell, Kevin Minter, Alex Okafor and Tony Jefferson, who finished first, third, seventh and 10th, respectively, on the team’s defense in Pro-Football-Reference.com’s Approximate Value from 2013 to 2016.The Cardinals boasted a top-three DVOA defense in three of those four seasons, but to keep that up, they’ll need the best of whoever is left — including Karlos Dansby, who returns at age 35 after three years elsewhere. Arizona desperately needs a young impact defender who can run, cover and hit at all three levels of the defense.Potential impact: Reddick, a Temple product who put up an outstanding combine performance, has the size and athleticism to run with the Cardinals’ outstanding secondary. The 6-foot-1, 237-pound No. 13 overall pick was among the top-performing linebackers in the 40-yard dash (4.52 seconds), vertical jump (36.5 inches) and broad jump (133 inches). General manager Steve Keim told the media that he expects Reddick to have a “huge” impact, according to the team’s official site — and Reddick’s timetable to contribute has since been accelerated, with linebacker Deone Bucannon slated to start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.Question mark: As with Davis, measurables and fit alone don’t guarantee anything in the NFL. Reddick will have to prove that his knack for playmaking in the AAC can translate to the NFL. read more

Lavender collects 4th Big Ten Player of the Year accolade

Ohio State center Jantel Lavender on Monday became the first basketball player in Big Ten history to receive the conference’s highest honor four times. The Big Ten announced that Lavender was named Co-Player of the Year by the media, alongside Michigan State senior forward Kalisha Keane, who was selected by the conference coaches. “It’s a great honor, well-deserved,” OSU coach Jim Foster told The Lantern. “Heck of an accomplishment for anybody to be named once — but to be named four times is, I mean, just an incredible honor.” Lavender is the only women’s basketball player in the Big Ten, ACC, Big East, Big 12, Pac-10 or SEC ever to be named her conference’s Player of the Year four times. The senior Buckeye, who was named Big Ten Player of the Week six times this season, was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten pick by both the coaches and media. Lavender was the conference’s leader in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage, averaging 22.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, and shooting 53.2 percent from the field this season. En route to earning her fourth Player of the Year nod, Lavender became the Big Ten’s all-time leader in rebounds with a career total of 1,352 boards. The Cleveland native also is just the second player in Big Ten history to surpass the 2,600-point mark — to date, she has 2,677 career points. The conference also recognized several other Buckeyes. Junior guard Samantha Prahalis was named to the second- and third-team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches, respectively. Sophomore guard Tayler Hill was an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the coaches and media. The coaches named Hill to the All-Defensive team and freshman center Ashley Adams to the All-Freshman team. In 2008, Lavender became the first freshman in the Big Ten to be named Player of the Year. She shared the award that year with Wisconsin’s Jolene Anderson, before exclusively winning the award the following two years. “I think (it was) deserved — more than deserved,” Foster said. “Terrific, very happy for her, as for all of our players who were honored.” read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State ranked No 1 in Big Ten Preseason Coaches

The Ohio State men’s hockey team gathers prior to the start of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Centern. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOhio State is ranked No. 1 in the 2018-19 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, which was announced Monday as part of the Big Ten Hockey Preseason Honors.Joining the Buckeyes in the poll were fellow 2018 Frozen Four participants Michigan and Notre Dame, who ranked second and third respectively. Minnesota, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State rounded out the rest of the conference rankings.Additionally, Ohio State is ranked third in the nation in the USCHO Preseason Men’s poll, which was also released Monday. The Buckeyes are behind No. 2 Notre Dame and the defending national champions, Minnesota Duluth, who came in at No. 1 with 44 first-place votes.Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan, who is ranked No. 4, each received two first place votes.Senior forwards Mason Jobst and Dakota Joshua, as well as junior forward Tanner Laczynski, were all listed on the 2018-2019 Big Ten Preseason Watch List. Ohio State had three selections out of the 15 players named, tied with Michigan and Michigan State for the most in the conference.This is Jobst’s third appearance on the Big Ten Preseason Watch List. Last season he was given 2018 Second Team All-Big Ten honors and enters this season as the NCAA’s active leading scorer with 128 points.This is the first appearance for both Laczynski and Joshua on the list. Laczynski scored a career high 47 points last season and earned 2018 First Team All-Big Ten and 2018 Second Team All-American honors. Joshua was named to the 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team and has a point in 12 out of his last 19 games.The Buckeyes kick their season off with a series at Arizona State on Oct. 12-13th. read more