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Donald Trump-sponsored Jim Herman shakes off up-and-down second round to climb into contention of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

Jim Herman had a good round on Saturday and has a chance to win (megasportsnews.com)

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COLUMBUS, O. – Web.com Tour golfer Jim Herman had a bad day on Friday as he battled windy conditions. He said his play was sloppy off the tee and he tried to stay together mentally.

With all of his troubles, Herman was still in contention tied for ninth at 3-under par-139 with five other players.

Herman, who is from Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, rallied back on Saturday with a resounding performance. He is tied for second place with Tyrone Van Aswegen at 7-under par-206, three strokes behind the leader, Seung-Yul Noh at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course.

The one thing that stands out about Herman is, that you’ll see the letters TRUMP on his jackets, sweaters and shirts. He is sponsored by multi-millionaire businessman Donald Trump.

Trump does not sponsor many athletes. In addition to Herman, he backs David Frost from the Champions Tour and at one time Rocco Mediate.

One might wonder how Herman was fortunate enough to be sponsored by “The Donald”? “I’ve had a nice relationship with Mr. Trump”, Herman said. “I went to work for him in 2006. I was assistant professional for him for two years and qualified for the Web.com Tour my second season after working for him. He’s been a supporter and sponsor of mine. It’s nice to having someone like that on your shirt. You get a lot of attention, people ask about it.”

Herman told the media the story after his round about going to Bedminster, New Jersey to work for Trump. A job opened up there and a friend of his was the head professional, got interviews for the job and took it. Herman was hired shortly thereafter, spent a couple of years there but still kept his home in Port St. Lucie, Florida and went to Q-school in 2007.

Donald Trump is a dedicated sponsor to Jim Herman (2011 photo by Gage Skidmore via wikipedia commons)

Herman says that he saw Trump all the time in Bedminster. He plays golf all the time.

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is the third leg of four on the Web.com Tour Finals. The Hotel Fitness Championship in Ft. Wayne, Indiana kicked things off on August 29 with Trevor Immelman winning. The Chiquita Classic in Davidson, North Carolina last week was won by Andy Swoboda and the fourth event will take place on September 26, Web.com Tour Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

How the Web.com Finals works is the PGA Tour golfers #126-200 in the FedEx Cup points plus the Web.com Tour #1-75 on the money list compete.

The top 25 players on the money list for the Web.com Tour regular season are assured a PGA Tour Card. Also, the Finals will determine an additional 25 cards, based on cumulative earnings in those events, as well as the positioning of all 50 cards. Plus, 50 PGA Tour Cards will be awarded following the Web.com Tour Championship.

What’s at stake? Those 50 PGA Tour Cards, exempt status to the 2014 Players Championship awarded to:

#1 on the Web.com Tour Regular Season Money List.

#1 on the Web.com Tour Finals Money List.

 

UC men’s basketball announces Big East home-and-home games for 2012-2013

UC's Fifth Third Arena (photo by Greenstrat via wikipedia commons)

The University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team will play four Big East teams in a home-and-home basis during 2012-13, one more than in year’s past.

Those teams will be Connecticut, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Rutgers.

The Bearcats will hit the road for games at 2012 national semifinalist Louisville, and defending regular-season league champion Syracuse.

UC will also travel to DePaul, Providence and Seton Hall.

 

Info compiled from UC athletics & the Big East Conference

Xavier, Cincinnati will move rivalry game to U.S. Bank Arena

 

U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati (photo by Derek Jensen via wikipedia commons)

Due to the unforgotten brawl from this past season, which resulted in eight players being suspended, Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati have both decided that a change of scenery is in order for their annual rivalry game.

For the next two seasons, the annual basketball game between the two Queen City schools will be played in downtown Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena.

The arena, which seats 17,000 for basketball, was opened on September 9, 1975. It is the regular home for the Cincinnati Cyclones hockey team of the ECHL.

U.S. Bank Arena sits on the Ohio River behind the leftfield scoreboard of Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds.

 

Info compiled from Xavier University & University of Cincinnati

Weber not out of work long; hired at Kansas State

 

Bruce Weber while at Illinois (2010 photo by PhotoVandal via wikipedia commons)

Bruce Weber’s days at Illinois where numbered the day that the school hired athletic director Mike Thomas away from the University of Cincinnati.

Rumors across  Big Ten country, Champaign, Illinois and Chicago said that Thomas wanted his own coaches and was waiting for something to go wrong with the football program under Ron Zook and basketball program under Weber.

Well both have been fired.

Weber has been hired at Kansas State to replace Frank Martin, who left to take the South Carolina job.

Weber was let go with three years on his contract and after going 210-101 in nine seasons at the University of Illinois. He led the Illini to six trips to the NCAA Tournament and had a national runner-up finish in 2005.

The Illini went 17-15 overall, 6-12 in the Big Ten.

Weber and Kansas State have agreed to a five-year, $8.5 million contract that will pay him $1.5 million next season and an additional $100,000 each remaining year.

 

 

Info compiled from Kansas State University, Radio & TV news

UC abandons plan to play home games at Paul Brown Stadium

 

Paul Brown (2005 photo by Derek Jensen via wikipedia commons)

The University of Cincinnati football program’s two-year experiment of playing football games in an NFL stadium has not met the expected financial increase it was seeking.

Head football coach Butch Jones and athletic director Whit Babcock say that the players preferred playing on campus at 35,000-seat Nippert Stadium rather than traveling downtown to play in the Bengals 65,000-seat stadium.

The Bearcats played the Oklahoma game there in 2010 and two Big East games in 2011 at PBS trying to help them attract fans, recruits and profile the program better. Those games only attracted between 40,000 to 42,000 fans.

 

 

Info compiled from UC athletics, Radio & TV news

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