PREMIERE: Papadosio Drops Brand-New Single, “Distress Signal”

first_imgToday, Papadosio has released a brand-new single dubbed “Distress Signal”, an electronica-leaning single that is a welcome addition to the band’s catalog following their last full album two years ago, Pattern Integrities. This latest tune finds Papadosio pushing its boundaries, with the five-piece out of Asheville, North Carolina, offering a truly standout track that is remarkable for its spaciousness and that will likely become a superb exploratory vehicle in live performances.This newest track, “Distress Signal”, opens with a rhythmic and repetitive electronic riff, one that underlies the song and propels the track forward. A dramatic start to the song, eventually, Anthony Thogmartin offers his powerful, reverb-heavy vocals as the band continues to add layers into the mix. A next step in the evolution of the band that is known for its adventurous explorations, the tune is simultaneously sparse and alive with a pulsating energy. As “Distress Signal” lands into its chorus, its tone changes, deepening with a darker tinge, before landing in an open, ambient bridge—one that likely will be used as a jumpoff point for deep improvisations in Papadosio’s live performances.As Anthony Thogmartin explained to us,The beginning of the sequence you hear in this song is my first modular patch recorded after getting the first five make noise modules of this system we used in a bunch of new tracks. We had a great time moving from the sequence into a full-fledged song. It was a fun process.Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Papadosio’s brand-new single, “Distress Signal”. Take a listen for yourself below before the single is released on major streaming services on June 15th. For more information on the band, head to Papadosio’s website here.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>This summer, Papadosio has a busy touring schedule prepared, with the band’s summer schedule kicking off at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a joint show with Umphrey’s McGee. From there, the band has a number of festival appearances planned—including at Camp Bisco, Werk Out, Summer Meltdown, and Resonance Festival—in addition to a number of theater and club dates for their own headlining summer tour with Higher Learning. Check out the band’s upcoming schedule below and for ticketing, head to the band’s website here.Upcoming Papadosio Tour Dates:July 6 @ Red Rocks | Morrison, CO^July 13 @ Camp Bisco | Scranton, PAJuly 14 @ Great South Bay Music FestivalAug 2 @ The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival | Thornville, OHAug 4 @ Summer Meltdown Festival | Darrington, WAAug 22 @ Soul Kitchen Music Hall | Mobile, AL*Aug 23 @ Last Concert Cafe | Houston, TX*Aug 24 @ Mohawk Austin | Austin, TX*Aug 25 @ Trees | Dallas, TX*Aug 29 @ Varsity Theatre | Baton Rouge, LA*Aug 30 @ Druid City Music Hall | Tuscaloosa, AL*Aug 31 @ The Mill & Mine | Knoxville, TN*Sept 1 @ The Blind Tiger | Greensboro, NCSept 2 @ Music Farm | Columbia, SC*Sept 20 @ Resonance Festival (4 Sets) | Legend Valley, OHSept 28 @ Pier 17 | New York, NY**Oct 5 @ Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL^^^ w/ Umphrey’s McGee* Summer Tour w/ Higher Learning** w/ STS9^^The Big Weekend w/ Emancipator EnsembleView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

University leaders discuss Commencement, Crossroads in town hall meeting

first_imgEmily McConville | The Observer University Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves spoke on the Campus Crossroads project during the town hall meeting Monday. He addressed student concerns over the budget of the endeavor and outlined what facilities will move to the new buildings.Core curriculum reviewBurish also addressed the upcoming review of University course requirements. He said over this semester, the Core Curriculum Review Committee will consider five questions, including the curriculum’s relation to Notre Dame’s Catholic character and the role of Advanced Placement credits.The committee will make a recommendation for a new core curriculum and lead a campus-wide discussion for a year before a final decision is made. Burish invited the student body to attend forums and focus groups and to send feedback to the committee by email.“Examining the core curriculum and how it could help you in your future and expanding the way we become a global University are two of the most important [academic concerns], and I hope all of you will participate in both of those,” he said.When asked if the two theology course requirements were in danger, Burish said while all University course requirements stand to be reworked, there is no push to reduce or eliminate the theology requirement.“We’ve asked everyone to address any one of the questions,” Burish said. “We haven’t said, we won’t listen to you if you ask about theology classes. Someone might say, there should be three. Someone might say, there should be one. Someone might say there’s a different way to substantiate Catholic character which includes theology, but we should add other kinds of courses. We’re not going to say, we won’t listen to you; we’ve already made up our minds.”Campus CrossroadsGraves primarily addressed Campus Crossroads, the $400 million stadium addition which began construction in November. He said the project will add academic and student space to an area close to where students live and go to class.“At many many other schools that have built up around their stadium, the decision was to move the stadium. We weren’t going to do that. At least, I wasn’t going to do that and live,” Graves said. “So the question was, can we use the stadium in some way? And that was really the genesis of the idea. So the idea was to include some academic spaces in the complex in the heart of campus, and then put a student center there which would serve all the students.”The additions, built on three sides of the stadium, will house the music, sacred music, anthropology and psychology departments, as well as a digital media center, a student union with restaurants and a common space, a gym to replace the Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, space for clubs and student media, the Career Center, a ballroom and premium seating for the stadium.“Instead of having a beautiful football stadium, very traditional, in the middle of campus, used eight or nine times a year — six football games, the Blue-Gold game, commencement, which is what it gets used for — we’ll take it and make it a space that is used 300 days a year,” Graves said.When asked how the University will keep the project on budget, Graves said $200 million of the project’s budget comes from donations and money already set aside for specific purposes, such as moving the psychology and anthropology departments. The other $200 million will come from the sale of season tickets for the premium seating.Graves said Rolfs will become a practice facility for the basketball teams and the Rockne Memorial Gymnasium will remain a gym. The future use of other buildings such as Haggar Hall, which currently houses much of the psychology department, is unclear.By August, the steel structures on two sides of the stadium will be constructed, and the project will be complete in July 2017, Graves said.Diversity and InclusionJenkins recapped three of the motivations in the University’s efforts to increase diversity and inclusion, which he said has been of special importance to the administration for the past year.“First, it’s a richer educational environment if it’s a more diverse environment,” he said. “Second is, we can attract a wide variety of students, faculty, staff. The third is that the people who are here, if we’re more diverse and inclusive, are happier with their experience.”Jenkins said the University’s student diversity initiatives included spreading awareness of Notre Dame’s spirit of inclusion; the creation of Speak Up, a website with information about and a reporting mechanism for sexual assault and harassment; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations; increasing hall staff diversity and awareness of socioeconomic diversity and the first-year course that will replace the physical education requirement.Jenkins said faculty diversity initiatives have included surveys, ongoing inclusion training and special efforts to recruit and retain faculty of color. New staff now have multicultural competency training; the University recently hired Eric Love as director of staff diversity and inclusion and Christina Brooks as diversity recruiting program manager, and it created a strategic plan to address staff diversity issues.When asked to elaborate on staff diversity initiatives, Graves said he directed his office to create a two- to three-year action plan for increasing staff diversity and inclusion, which would address specific areas such gender and ethnic diversity across different categories of staff, though he did not give any concrete plans.“I purposefully try to avoid putting in a quota,” he said. “What I’m trying to do across my division, which is mostly the business side of the University, is to say, what are the areas where we need to improve, and to challenge my nine direct reports to tackle the situation. I’m not going to go to one person and say, you have to hire someone. What I’m saying is that across the nine of us, two years from now, we should look differently from how we do now. We jointly have to take that responsibility.”DivestmentIn response to a student’s question asking whether the University would divest from fossil fuel companies, Jenkins said the plan is to move towards a more gradual reduction of fossil fuel usage.“We’re sitting in a room that’s heated and lighted, and when we drive to where we go, we use fossil fuels,” he said. “It seems to me that it would seem to be hypocritical to say, ‘we’re going to divest from the companies we rely on for the energy, what we need to do business.’ So I think what we need is a gradual but more determined effort to make our use of energy sustainable.”Tags: Campus Crossroads, Commencement, Diversity, divestment, inclusion, John Affleck-Graves, John Jenkins, Notre Dame, Tom Burish, town hall Emily McConville | The Observer University President Fr. John Jenkins revealed during the town hall meeting that Commencement 2015 will take place in Notre Dame Stadium. Controversy erupted when the University previously announced plans to relocate the ceremony to the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center.Jenkins made the announcement at an undergraduate town hall meeting in DeBartolo Hall, during which Jenkins, University Provost Tom Burish and Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves also updated the student body on staff diversity and inclusion, the Keough School of International Affairs, the core curriculum review and Campus Crossroads progress.Commencement 2015Jenkins said the Commencement ceremony’s location change comes due to a relatively mild winter, which led to better-than-expected progress on the Campus Crossroads project.“Campus Crossroads won’t be finished; there will be a little inconvenience, but I’m sure it will be minimal, and it will be a great Commencement,” Jenkins said.Jenkins said he “can’t speak definitively” on the location of the 2016 Commencement, but did not rule out the possibility of having the event in Notre Dame Stadium.“I think it looks good,” he said.Keough School for Global AffairsWhile the focus of the new Keough School for Global Affairs will be its Masters program, Burish said the School will offer an undergraduate program in international affairs.“It’ll be initially be a supplementary or a secondary major, and there may be a five-year Bachelor’s/Master’s program,” he said.Burish said the School, Notre Dame’s first new college since 1921, will be housed in Jenkins Hall, a building which will replace the parking lot on Notre Dame Avenue in between the Hesburgh Center for International Studies and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.Burish said the Keough School is part of a larger effort to become a “global University,” which includes sending more Notre Dame students abroad and setting aside space in the two new dorms for international students.“No university can be a great university unless it’s a global university,” Burish said. “If you focus on a specific region, even if that region is the United States of America, your education will be outdated, and it will be delimited. It won’t acknowledge the interaction and interconnectedness of all the countries in this world.” University President Fr. John Jenkins announced Tuesday that the Class of 2015’s commencement ceremony will take place in Notre Dame Stadium instead of the Joyce Center, as the University originally planned.last_img read more

White House ‘Throws Weight’ Behind Failing Arizona Coal Plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 while experts conclude the Navajo Generating Station, a 43-year-old coal plant in northern Arizona, is an economic albatross, the Trump administration is pushing to keep it running.Tired of losing money on the facility, the plant’s owners voted in February to close the Navajo Generating Station when their 50-year lease with the Navajo Nation expires in 2019. The three-unit, 2,250-megawatt plant has been more expensive to run than natural-gas-burning plants.“The decision was based on the economics of coal generation at NGS compared to other resources, primarily natural gas,” said Scott Harelson, spokesperson for Salt River Project, an Arizona electric utility that owns the largest share of the power plant. The original agreement between the plant owners and the Navajo Nation included an option to extend the lease until 2044.In a recent analysis, the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory examined price trends and found that “a turnaround for the power plant might be years away, especially if natural gas prices remain low.”The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a research and consulting firm, conducted multiple studies of the Navajo Generating Station and found that huge subsidies will be required to keep the plant operating through 2019. “We put the price of keeping NGS open from mid-2017 through the end of 2019 at $414 million,” IEEFA wrote in a May report. Extending that “bailout” to keep the Navajo Generating Station operating from 2020 until 2030 would cost an additional $1 billion to $2 billion, IEEFA said.Nevertheless, the Interior Department is working with Peabody Energy — a coal company with ties to President Donald Trump — to find another entity to step in and keep the plant operating. Peabody Energy supplies coal to the power plant, the seventh biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the country, from the nearby Kayenta mine on Navajo land. The plant is located on the Navajo Indian Reservation, just east of Glen Canyon Dam, near Arizona’s northern border.The Trump administration “is committed to finding a post-2019 future for the Navajo Generating Station,” Bureau of Reclamation spokesperson Dan DuBray told ThinkProgress. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, primarily a water management agency, oversees the government’s 24.3 percent ownership stake in the plant. It is the bureau’s only stake in a fossil fuel-powered electric power generating facility.Aside from the federal government, the Navajo Generating station is owned by four electric utilities: Salt River Project at 42.9 percent, Arizona Public Service Co. at 14 percent, Nevada Energy at 11.3 percent, and Tucson Electric Power at 7.5 percent.Mike Hummel, deputy general manager of the Salt River Project, told the Arizona Republic that without federal subsidies, a new owner of the plant would not be able to operate it cost-effectively. He noted that each utility owner of the Navajo Generating Station has owned and operated coal plants. “We are all very good at it, and we are all not able to make it work. That’s why the owners are choosing to exit,” Hummel told the newspaper.Continued operation of the coal plant will not only come at a cost to taxpayers and ratepayers, it will also take a heavy toll on people who live in the region. The Clean Air Task Force estimates that pollution from the Navajo Generating Station contributes to 16 premature deaths, 25 heart attacks, 300 asthma attacks, and 15 asthma emergency room visits each year, with total annual health costs of more than $127 million.On the other hand, the plant also provides significant economic benefits to the Navajo Nation. The lease agreements, royalties, and other payments tied to the plant and coal mine account for about 20 percent of the Navajo Nation’s annual revenue. “This money funds critical public services for our nation including schools, emergency services, infrastructure, and public parks,” Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, wrote in an op-ed earlier this year. “We already struggle to make ends meet and any reduction in our already strained operating budget would have disastrous consequences.”The Navajo Nation is exploring ways to produce and market coal, and a solar project is being considered for the site if the power plant is shut down in 2019.Earlier this month, Peabody Energy, one of the largest coal companies in the world, announced several “highly qualified potential investors” have expressed interest in “pursuing an ownership position in the Navajo Generating Station for operation beyond 2019.The Navajo Nation itself is evaluating the proposals, looking at the potential buyers’ experience in running electric power plants, said Meghan Cox, a spokesperson for the nation. “It is our hope to keep these strong wages and jobs in the region. We’re doing everything we can to do so,” Cox said.For the long term, the Navajo Nation also has hired energy experts to analyze the potential for adding renewable energy facilities at the site.The Trump administration remains determined to take actions — even if they go against conservative economic thinking — that benefit the coal industry and workers. The Interior Department is focusing on the Navajo Generating Station as “one example of the many links to our economy and jobs that American mining and coal-generated energy provide,” the Bureau of Reclamation’s DuBray said in an interview with the Washington Times. In fact, supporters of the Navajo Generating Station told the newspaper that if the Trump administration is serious about helping the coal industry, it should consider making the federal government the full owner of the power plant if the utilities pull out.More: Trump administration throws weight behind keeping Arizona coal plant open White House ‘Throws Weight’ Behind Failing Arizona Coal Plantlast_img read more

Ecuador Succeeds in Clearing More Anti-personnel Mines

first_img Ecuador has revealed that it has succeeded in clearing landmines from more than 70,000 square meters. The announcement was made at the Ottawa Convention meeting, which is being held this year in Phnom Penh. Counselor Vernica Aguilar of the Ecuadorean Foreign Service said that the initial objective was to clear around 10,000 square meters, but the goal was exceeded. The delegate indicated that the figure could still rise, but that “productivity goes down when we get into the jungle and we have to do manual demining in very difficult climatological conditions.” Part of the demining was achieved with special machinery, and according to Aguilar, other areas of the country will be part of the program, which is expected to conclude in 2013. The Ottawa Convention regulates the use, storage, production, sale, and destruction of anti-personnel mines, and its mission is to free the world from these devices. By Dialogo December 02, 2011last_img read more

OJK boss promises regulation, supervision reform amid Jiwasraya fiasco

first_imgThe Financial Services Authority (OJK) is planning to reform the regulation and supervision of the nonbank financial industry following the revelation of alleged corruption at ailing state-owned insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya.OJK chairman Wimboh Santoso said on Tuesday the reforms would strengthen the country’s financial sector, adding that the authority would need support from the government, business players and the World Bank.”We will reform the regulations and supervision by enhancing precautionary measures, improving risk management and developing risk-based supervision,” Wimboh told House of Representatives Commission XI overseeing financial affairs in Jakarta. Topics : The authority, he said, would accelerate the reforms starting this year and aim to conclude them by 2022.Read also: Private insurers unfazed by insurance scandals despite trust concernsWimboh announced the reform plans in front of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during the financial services industry’s annual meeting in Jakarta in January, saying the overhaul has been planned for a long time before Jiwasraya’s financial problems surfaced.Jiwasraya announced in October 2018 that it had failed to pay out maturing JS Saving Plan policies worth Rp 802 billion (US$58.7 million). It was also unable to pay holders of policies worth Rp 12.4 trillion that were supposed to be paid in December last year, prompting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to launch a corruption investigation.The AGO in January arrested five people, including the insurer’s former boss and two businessmen, for their suspected roles in alleged corruption at Jiwasraya.Wimboh on Tuesday told lawmakers that the OJK would also prepare a regulation to establish a policy guarantee agency and a more sophisticated information system to better supervise the industry.last_img read more

Sunman Man Recovering After Accidental Shooting At Friendship

first_imgA Sunman man is recovering after an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.Darin Brown, 36, suffered non-life threatening injuries after the 9 millimeter handgun he was holding accidentally fired, striking him in the inner thigh, according to the Versailles Republican.He was camping at the Friendship campground Sunday night when the incident occurred at 8:17 p.m.Brown was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital for medical treatment.last_img

Henry L. “Sonny” Bohman

first_imgHenry L. “Sonny” Bohman, age 78 of Enochsburg, died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his residence. Born February 25, 1938 in Batesville, he is the son of Otilla (Nee: Messingschlager) and Lawrence Bohman. He married Darlene Feller July 2, 1966 at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary next month. Sonny worked as a shipping clerk and assistant foreman 38 years at Batesville Casket Company before retiring in 2001 and was a lifelong farmer.Sonny spent his entire life on the family farm he dearly loved. His family teased that he was very particular about how he did things around the farm and would let you know if you weren’t doing it right. He was also an avid card player. Canasta and 500 were his favorite games in addition to playing a little solo. Sonny was serious about playing cards and idle chatter wasn’t necessary. Other interests included fishing, squirrel hunting, following the Colts, Gardening and riding his four wheeler through the woods. After retiring from Batesville Casket Sonny took up woodworking and according to the family, if you’re in need of a bird house, you may want to talk to them. He and Darlene enjoyed traveling out west over the years as well as taking several trips to Branson, Missouri. His grandchildren, though, were his pride and joy. He delighted in attending all of their activities and sporting events.Sonny is survived by his wife Darlene; daughter Sharon Miller of Batesville; son and daughter-in-law Jeff & Teresa Bohman of Batesville and grandchildren Elizabeth and Matthew Miller and Brad and Katie Bohman. He is preceded in death by his parents.Visitation is Sunday, June 12th, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, June 13th at St. Catherine’s of Sienna at Enochsburg with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice ( or St. Catherine’s of Sienna Building Fund.last_img read more

Chase Academy, Annai Secondary set up mouth-watering Digicel Schools final tonight

first_imgANNAI Secondary, located in a small village in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of Guyana, is aiming to become the first team from the hinterland area to win the Digicel Schools Football tournament, but, standing in their way will be defending Champions, Chase Academy.The two schools will collide today from 18.30hrs at the Leonora Track and Field Facility, to see who will win the seventh edition of Guyana’s most prestigious Schools Football tournament.Chase Academy is the defending champions, while Annai will be playing in the finals for the first time.In fact, both sides made their way to today’s show-down in dramatic fashion at Thurday’s semi-finals, which were also played at Leonora.It took Chase Academy a 5-4 ‘Sudden-Death’ penalty-shootout to get over their arch nemesis and four-time champions, Christianburg/ Wismar Secondary (Multi), while Annai had to come from 4 – 0 down to beat Waramadong 7-5 in regular time.Chase will be playing in their fourth consecutive final, winning once against the Christianburg Wismar Secondary.The Linden-based school defeated Chase in the 2015 final, but the city side rebounded last year to beat ‘Multi’ 1 – 0 in the final at the Guyana National Stadium.Chase’s Captain Jeremy Garrett touted Annai Secondary as one of the most difficult opposition, having faced them last year in the semi-finals.From the look of things, Garrett will have to play flawless football in order for his team to beat Annai Secondary, since the Region 9 team would’ve proven that no lead is unassailable in their clash with previous finalist, Waramadong.A strong representation from the Amerindian community is expected today at Leonora, and the two teams are promising the best Digicel Finals to-date.Meanwhile, the third place game between Christianburg /Wismar Secondary and Waramadong will take things back to the 2013 finals and what started out as one of the top rivalries of the Digicel Schools football tournament.It will be the first time that ‘Multi’ will not be playing in the finals of the tournament, following their loss to the Government Technical Institute (GTI) in the inaugural tournament, and to Chase Academy last year.last_img read more

Reformed academic requirements continue to hinder junior college recruiting

first_imgBen Noonan called it a disservice that’s “screwing over” junior college football players.A student who has a 2.0 grade-point average in high school doesn’t qualify academically to play Division I, so he goes to a junior college first. But when he gets there, he’s asked to raise his GPA to a 2.5 while taking harder classes in order to qualify to transfer out.That hypothetical scenario — posed by Noonan, head coach at Sierra (California) College — is one that’s become a harsh reality for players trying to advance their careers.The higher GPA requirement has been in effect since the end of the 2012–13 academic year. The rule, along with the fact that some major-conference programs aren’t allowing transferrable credits to be earned through once-popular online courses, is still making the jump to Division I much harder almost two years later.Syracuse has already brought in two JUCO prospects, tight end Trey Dunkelberger and preferred walk-on quarterback Zack Mahoney, in its recruiting Class of 2015 after not having an original JUCO commit last year. And though SU may be looking at more junior college prospects, some coaches at that level are exploring ways to overcome these academic obstacles so that they don’t expand past just the junior college level.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I do think it’s going to shift the dynamics of recruiting in Division I and it’s not going to be long until it trickles down and affects our kids going to Division II,” said Noonan, who coached current SU linebacker Luke Arciniega at Sierra.“It’s screwing over our junior college kids because there’s always going to be the trickle-down effect as well. Whatever Division I does, Division II’s going to start doing.”For Dunkelberger, the GPA requirement wasn’t a problem. In the fall semester at Pierce (California) College, he took eight classes in order to reach the credit requirement to transfer and achieved a 3.15 GPA.But a good amount of potential D-I prospects aren’t able to get their GPAs up to the requirement of 2.5, and it’s slowly changing the landscape of college football recruiting.“Usually their status, most of the time, has to do with their ability to get the requisite GPA and the credit hours,” former Pasadena City (California) College head coach Fred Fimbres said. “Sometimes you coach excellent players that just can’t seem to re-invent themselves academically.”Noonan estimated that 99 percent of junior colleges in the country don’t have the academic support systems four-year schools have, simply because they don’t have the manpower, facilities and money to provide it.Instead of making proactive changes to the infrastructure of an athletics department, though, coaches are proposing another way to help academically challenged kids raise their GPA when they come to junior colleges.“Ideally, in a perfect world, any incoming freshman that’s a non-qualifier coming in to play JUCO should grayshirt,” Pierce head coach Efrain Martinez said. “They should catch up academically as far as their prerequisite coursework because that first year is always the most difficult one.”Martinez also pointed out that the NCAA is no longer allowing certain power-conference schools to accept credits earned through online courses as transferrable ones. Noonan estimated that about half of power-conference schools no longer accept English and math credits earned through online courses, and named the Big Ten conference, some Southeastern Conference schools and Miami (Florida) as ones that don’t.“This is going to affect Division I recruiting drastically,” Martinez said. “Not just the 2.5 GPA, but the GPA to go along with the fact that they’re not taking the online courses. It’s going to impact them severely.”Noonan said what Dunkelberger did is nearly impossible if a player doesn’t qualify for D-I play directly out of high school, and online courses were once the main way to help the non-qualifiers catch up academically.Martinez said he doesn’t think the grayshirt rule — junior college’s equivalent of a redshirt — will be installed, and admitted that junior college kids looking to transfer face significant obstacles that they once didn’t.Significant scholarships are only available at the Division I level, but they’re becoming harder and harder to obtain for those who don’t qualify to play at that level out right out of high school.Said Noonan: “We’re just going to be putting these kids in debt to continue playing football.” Comments Published on February 1, 2015 at 11:03 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more