Community Leaders Don Aprons, Hairnets to Serve Locals and Celebrate Pasadena Hot Meal Program’s 110,000 Dinners Served

first_img Top of the News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty Dozens of community leaders and volunteers donned aprons and hairnets Wednesday evening at the Jackie Robinson Community Center to serve delicious hot meals to hungry locals and celebrate the Pasadena Hot Meal Program’s 110,000th meal served.If you want to put it in perspective — think of the Rose Bowl and the 93,000 seats at the Rose Bowl. We would have put a hot meal at every seat of the Rose Bowl and would have had many thousands left over. That’s a pretty cool way of looking at it,” said Robin Salzer, owner of Robin’s Woodfire BBQ and founder of the Pasadena Hot Meal Program that provides free hot meals for low-income and homeless residents every Wednesday at the Jackie Robinson Community Center.Salzer started the Hot Meal Program in 2010 with fellow Pasadena businessman Walter Jackson after noticing that many locals are struggling to keep their homes stocked with nutritious food—and food at all for that matter.Salzer was inspired to see this project through after visiting homes of residents when campaigning in his bid to become a District 1 City Councilmember.Some would invite him into their homes to talk, usually the kitchen, and in offering him something to drink Robin observed that refrigerators of some of the residents were poorly stocked.Although his run was unsuccessful, his experience ultimately led to to the Hot Meals Program.“It’s a one hundred percent community driven program run by kids and volunteers in the community. Without their effort we couldn’t sustain ourselves. You can transform any city, any home, any neighborhood, any community with their positive efforts. They’re just ordinary people in the community who do extraordinary things for the community,” explained Salzer.Just six years later, the Pasadena Hot Meals Program reached a milestone of 110,00 meals served.“I think if one person goes home with a full stomach and if one person goes home not hungry, we’ve made a positive effort,” said Salzer. “It goes more beyond just serving a hot meal. It brings a community together. Nothing brings a community together like food,” said Salzer.Wednesday night’s food serving event was special in that several community leaders from City Councilmembers, School Board Members, City employees and the Pasadena Police Chief, to name a few, put on aprons and volunteered their time to serve locals in need.“This is always a special occasion when you can give back to the community. This happens to be District 3 and I’m very happy to really join a program that existed before I started serving on the City Council and certainly it’s a program that I want to do everything that I can to augment support and give voice to,” said District 3 Councilmember John Kennedy.Dozens of volunteers worked in unison to ensure smooth sailing for a line of hungry people. Between 100 and 200 received hefty plates of assorted meats, vegetables and other delicious entrees that Robin’s Woodfire BBQ, Restaurant Depot and the Rose Bowl’s main concession supplier Sodexo Magic make each week possible.“I’m part of this neighborhood so I love having the opportunity to get to know my neighbors even better and to get to serve them in some small way. When you’re connected to your neighbors you don’t have to be afraid of them—you have relationship with them. I never try to miss a Wednesday night,” said volunteer Terry Macquarrie.Approximately twenty youth volunteers dedicated their time each and every week since its inception.“Our doors never close. The reason it’s at a community center is because it’s open to the community. Anybody who comes through the door of the Jackie Robinson Community center on any Wednesday evening from five to seven will get a hot meal. We promise you that you will go home a full stomach, a good hot meal and some good fellowship and camaraderie with local citizens,” said Salzer. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Giving Back Community Leaders Don Aprons, Hairnets to Serve Locals and Celebrate Pasadena Hot Meal Program’s 110,000 Dinners Served Story and Photography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 9:32 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Professors pull 2016 election, politics into the classroom

first_imgPolitical Science 30101: Election 2016 requires readings on some of the constants in American politics, like the history of the elections and the Electoral College.  The months ahead — the presidential debates, statements by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and the election itself — will determine the rest. “We have lots of holes in the syllabus where it’s to-be-determined what we’ll be reading and doing,” political science department chair David Campbell said, who is teaching the course with professor Geoffrey Layman. “We left it open. Students just have to stay tuned, and as we come across things people have written about events that unfold, we’ll assign them and talk about them.” The 2016 race for the presidency is “truly is unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” Campbell said. Trump, who has no political experience and does not conform with GOP orthodoxy, and Clinton, who in Bernie Sanders faced a challenger farther to the left than anyone expected, are challenging conventional wisdom both in national discourse and in academia. Campbell said one theory that has “not survived very well” is the idea of invisible primaries, when candidates win nominations by winning the support of their party establishment. Trump, he said, secured the nomination despite strong Republican opposition, prompting scholars of American politics to reevaluate what they know. “You could say that theory worked perfectly on the Democratic side; the establishment was behind Hillary,” Campbell said. “We know that they were working behind the scenes from the Debbie Wasserman-Schultz stuff, the emails — we know she definitely had the party officials on her side. It in no way shape or form describes the Republican race. There’s a case where a real-world outcome has shed light on this debate.” The Election 2016 course is about these kinds of debates, asking which factors led to the current political landscape and discussing what might happen next — not about partisan arguments, Campbell said. “The nature of the class is not to debate the merit of the candidates,” he said. “It’s to understand what’s happening in the election. The partisanship of the professors and the students is frankly not relevant in the class.” Junior Jack Kill, a political science major who is taking the Election 2016 course, said the race comes up in discussions in several of his classes. “You can’t help but think about different strands of liberal thought and conservative thought and go, ‘How do these candidates match up with that and how do they not match up with that?’” he said. Not only political science courses examine the election. Susan Ohmer, associate professor of film and television, has taught “Media and Presidential Elections” every four years since 2000, analyzing television coverage of election events and how the press portrays candidates. “They construct our image of the candidates and of ourselves as voters so that’s very important to be attentive to,” Ohmer said. A large component of Ohmer’s classes is historical context. One of her specialties is United States cinema in the 1930s and ’40s, including films about fictional and real-life presidents, and she said her studies in that area got her interested in comparing past and present elections. She does not believe the 2016 presidential race is unprecedented — Andrew Jackson’s campaigns in the 1820s, for example, illustrate a successful political “outsider.” “There’s a precedent for almost anything,” she said. Ohmer said her students, mostly film, television and theatre majors, bring a sophisticated understanding of how media works and an increasing understanding of the importance of social media in elections. “Our students are very hyper-aware of media as a construction, as a series of choices, as an artistic environment that sets up certain situations, certain dramas, certain narratives, so they’re very shrewd in assessing how media functions, and that’s increased over time,” she said.Tags: Donald Trump, election 2016, film television and theater, hillary clinton, political sciencelast_img read more

Derby hero Chaparral put down

first_img Press Association High Chaparral, winner of the 2002 Derby, has been put down at Fethard Equine Hospital at the age of 15. Mick Kinane elected to partner Hawk Wing at Epsom but was back on board for the Irish Derby at the Curragh, where High Chaparral was an easy winner from Sholokhov, leading home a 1-2-3 for Ballydoyle. He did not run again until the Arc at Longchamp, in which he was third to Marienbard, and enjoyed further glory when travelling to Arlington Park in Chicago to land the Breeders’ Cup Turf. O’Brien’s star returned as a four-year-old, beating Falbrav in the Irish Champion Stakes, again finishing third in Arc, this time to Dalakhani, and then dead-heating with Johar in a pulsating Breeders’ Cup Turf. In total he won 10 of 13 career starts, earning almost £3.5million in win and place prize money. Kinane described High Chaparral as an “exceptionally good racehorse”. He said: “It’s sad news. He was a very tough, genuine horse and very talented. “He won two Breeders’ Cups, the English and Irish Derby. He was an exceptionally good racehorse. He’s up there as one of the very good horses.” Murtagh tweeted: “Just heard the sad news about High Chaparral. Brilliant Derby winner, gave me a wonderful day. RIP.” As a sire High Chaparral produced the top-class So You Think and Toronado, as well as money-spinning southern hemisphere runners It’s A Dundeel, Shoot Out and Descarado. Other stars of his stud career included Wigmore Hall, Redwood, Western Hymn and High Jinx. His name is set to live on at the highest level next season through Dermot Weld’s talented Free Eagle. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the son of Sadler’s Wells was ridden to glory at Epsom by Johnny Murtagh as he proved two lengths too strong for 9-4 favourite and stablemate Hawk Wing. A tweet from Coolmore read: “High Chaparral has been euthanised at Fethard Equine Hospital during exploratory colic surgery due to a perforated intestine.” last_img read more

2 dead, 3 injured including officer in Coconut Creek shootout

first_imgSaturday morning, a shooting left two people dead and three people injured, including a police officer in Coconut Creek.The police officer and the other two injured remain at Broward Health North, according to officials.Police have confirmed a suspect is in custody.Police have not released further details about the shooting at this time.last_img

Soweto showdowns highlight 2010 rugby

first_img21 December 2010After the highs of 2009, which included a test series win over the British and Irish Lions and victory in the Tri-Nations, 2010 was a disappointing year for the Springboks – but there were highlights in other competitions to offset the disappointment.First among these was the Super 14 competition which produced two South African finalists for only the second time in the history of Super rugby.With preparations underway for the Fifa World Cup, it also led to important rugby matches being played, very successfully, in Soweto for the first time.In the playoffs, the Bulls defeated the Crusaders 39-24 at the Orlando Stadium to set up a final at the same venue against the Stormers, who had impressed in a 25-6 semi-final victory over the Waratahs at Newlands. Soweto was in for a rugby-style party unlike it had ever seen before.In a quality match, the Bulls, the top scorers in the competition, defeated the Stormers, the best defensive team in the competition, by 25 points to 17. It was the Bulls third title in four seasons.Currie CupOn the back of the excellent seasons of the Bulls and Stormers, the expectations for the Sprringboks, the defending Tri-Nations champions, were high, but it wasn’t to be.Later in the year, in the Currie Cup, the strength of the domestic competition was underlined when neither the Blue Bulls nor Western Province, pretty much the Bulls and Stormers in provincial guise, could lift the title.The victory went to the Natal Sharks, who beat the Blue Bulls 16-12 in the semi-finals and then crushed Western Province 30-10 in the final to win the Currie Cup for the sixth time. Both Western Province and the Blue Bulls were loaded with Springboks and the Sharks’ victory showed that there was good depth in the country.The Sharks’ triumph was built upon a hard-working tight five, an athletic loose trio, and a backline willing to let the ball do the work. They played a fast-paced game which some likened to the kind of game that made the All Blacks the most successful international team of 2010.The Sharks’ success with that type of approach also led to questions about the Springboks, whose style of play featured a lot more kicking.SpringboksThe Springboks’ successes of 2009 would have been hard to duplicate, yet in the early part of the 2010 international season it seemed that they were rolling along, carrying on the momentum of their impressive form of the previous year.Only a week after the Super 14 final, the Boks began their season at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on 5 June when they took on Wales with very little time to prepare. After trailing 14-16 at the break, they came back to win 34-31.A week later, in Cape Town, Six Nations champions France were crushed 42-17 and when that big victory was followed by 29-13 and 55-11 wins over Italy it looked as if South Africa was on course for another strong Tri-Nations campaign. Those sentiments were soon proved wrong.Tri-NationsWhen South Africa was beaten in successive weeks by New Zealand – 20-32 in Auckland and 17-31 in Wellington – it was clear that the Springboks were not as sharp as had been thought.When those losses were followed by a big 13-30 loss to Australia in Brisbane, the Boks’ hopes of retaining their Tri-Nations title were about done.Back on home soil, the losses continued, and after a 22-29 defeat against New Zealand at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, in front of a massive crowd of 94 000, the Springboks’ Tri-Nations title hopes were well and truly over.On a positive note, in the same game, John Smit became only the second South African to play 100 tests, after Percy Montgomery.South Africa managed a 44-31 win over Australia in their next game at Loftus Versfeld, in which Victor Matfield became the third Springbok to play in 100 tests and the first to celebrate the milestone with a victory. By the end of 2010, he had played in a South Africa record 105 tests.After the win in Pretoria, the Springboks suffered a narrow 39-41 loss in their final Tri-Nations outing which left South Africa bottom of the Tri-Nations standings.Grand Slam tourThe Springboks had an opportunity to regain some pride at the end of the year as they undertook a Grand Slam tour and it began with an impressive 23-21 victory over Ireland in a match that marked the reopening of the famous Lansdowne Road.A week later, in Cardiff, the Boks staged a stunning second half comeback to defeat Wales. They trailed 9-17 at the break, but played some great rugby after halftime to take the lead and eventually went on to a 29-25 win.Scotland was regarded as the weakest of the four home unions, so it was thought by many that South Africa’s game at Murrayfield would result in a routine victory. Some changes were made to the starting fifteen that reflected this kind of thinking. But the Boks were in for a rude shock.Early on they took the lead, but then the Scots started getting into the game midway through the first half and the Springboks’ play deteriorated, filled with mistakes and poor decision-making.Whereas South Africa had been able to lift their game at crucial stages in the wins over Ireland and Wales, there was no get-of-out-of-jail card to play this time around and they suffered a shock 17-21 loss to Scots. The Grand Slam dream was over and it had been ended by the so-called weakest team on the slate. It was a huge disappointment, especially because of the shockingly poor display by the Boks.England, conquerors of Australia and a team that had given the All Blacks a stiff test, was next on the schedule and there were big concerns that another loss could be on the cards. However, it was a totally different looking Springbok team that faced England and they produced a mighty 80-minute performance to win at Twickenham.They dominated the highly regarded English pack in the lineouts and loose, and even enjoyed a slight advantage in the set scrums. Using this forward-focused approach, the Boks secured a hard-fought but thoroughly deserved 21-11 victory.Extenuating circumstancesAs far as extenuating circumstances go for a disappointing season, the Springboks, although some might be loath to use it as an excuse, did suffer some serious injuries that robbed them of some world class and key players.They included the man most regard as the best scrumhalf in the world Fourie du Preez, along with Heinrich Brussouw, a man capable of challenging All Black captain Richie McCaw at the breakdown.Captain John Smit also missed time, although with Bismarck du Plessis in sensational form, Smit might have a hard time keeping his Sharks’ team-mate out of the number two jersey. Centre star Jaque Fourie was also sidelined, as was fellow 2007 World Cup winner JP Pietersen.In 2011 the Springboks will defend the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. They go into the season with a lot of questions to answer and many solutions yet to be found.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

April Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

first_imgFrog Dog and Corker Milosheart Share with your Friends:More Geocachers often come two by two: as couples or best friends out on the trail. April’s featured “Geocacher of the Month” nominees are great examples of couples who love nature and their communities. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these international and inspirational nominees. Now it’s your turn to help select one of the couple below as April’s Featured Geocacher of the Month.Alexschweigert – March 2012 Geocacher of the MonthWrite a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocaching teams you feel should be crowned.Last month, Alexschweigert was chosen as the March Featured Geocacher of the Month. Alexschweigert was recognized for sharing his love for geocaching and the sea with others by inviting them to experience a geocaching adventure like no other.Here are your nominees for the April Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length. Nominated by vbpad, Gwen and Terry, a.k.a. Milosheart, “have been very instrumental in the success of geocaching in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. They have been hosting a monthly breakfast in various locations in Fredericton and have organized a winter geocaching contest for the past three years, with the third annual wrap-up event just finishing this month. Not only have they put so much of their time into organizing events and contests, but they still take the time to greet and welcome new cachers in the area.” Nominated by geo-traveler, “Team Isle, Isle and Karl, a.k.a. Charly, together count for 163 years of life. Both have always been nature lovers and are in constant panic mode of falling rusty if they don’t exercise every day. For eight years now, Charly starts his laptop every evening and prepares the geocaching tour for the next day. Without fear, Isle and Charly search even for T5-caches in their hometown of Munich and in the near mountains of the Alps. They do not back off from crawling into dark and ugly tunnels, and they don’t fear high mountains or deep canyons if there might be the chance of a geocache. Night caching? No problem at all! I remember Christmas Eve 2008 with minus 20 degrees Celsius, when we hunted through the Holy Night for a cache whilst other families were sitting in front of their Christmas trees.”Frog Dog and Corker  Islecenter_img With several nominations under their belt, Frog Dog and Corker, a.k.a. Jerry and Gina, are best described by Mermaid&Hornytoad as “very active in geocaching. They host an event at least once a year, sometimes twice. They have hidden some of the most unique and creative caches and have close to 5000 finds under their belt. They encourage newbies in their finding and placing caches. They are major supporter of geocaching in southeast New Mexico and just recently sponsored an event to honor the 100th Anniversary of New Mexico Statehood.” Isle Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured April Geocacher of the Month. A panel of Lackeys will use your comments to help decide which geocacher is awarded the honor. Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of We will be accepting comments for April’s award through Monday, May 28th.Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.If you know an outstanding geocacher you would like to nominate to be a Featured Geocacher of the Month, send an email to [email protected] of the Month GeocoinEvery nomination must meet the following requirements:Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and a description (500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the May Geocacher of the Month must be received by June 8th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other. Milosheart SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the April Featured Geocacher of the MonthMay 25, 2012In “Community”March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsApril 10, 2012In “Community”May Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJune 12, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

How to Work Your Sales Funnel

first_imgThere is a reason to do work in a certain order, to plan your week, to be a disciplined “me manager.”You don’t always get to decide when you do some of the work that you need to do each week. Some clients need you to be available when it fits their schedule. Some prospective clients are only available at certain times, and sometimes the time they have available conflicts with the plans you’ve made.You don’t live in a perfect world. But if you did, this is what it should look like.Above the FunnelYou should first do the “above the funnel” work you have to do each day.If you don’t do this work first, it is likely that it will never get done. You will have clients that need your time and attention. You will have urgent issue that creep up and steal your time. You may be distracted and fall into a reactive mode, waiting for that next email to pop up or the phone to ring.You will not prospect if there is something you can do that feels like work, even if it doesn’t produce the result you need (unless you are a hustler, of course, then you’ll make your calls no matter what, because that’s what hustlers do).In the FunnelYou want to do this work first. No one understands the desire to start at the bottom of the funnel and work the deals closest to closing first, ensuring that you get them across the line now. By closing deals, your client realizes the value of your solution now, and you book the revenue now, and everybody is happy.By putting “in the funnel” deals first, you will neglect your “above the funnel.” You will sit on your deals like a mother hen, patiently waiting for them to hatch. If you are being honest, you know that you make the call, schedule the appointment, or run the meeting you need to run to move these deals through in an hour.Work on “in the funnel” deals second. Do your “above the funnel” prospecting and nurturing work first, then move everything in the funnel forward.Opportunity CreationYou are not a farmer, and you are not an order-taker. But you also can’t neglect your existing clients.Your existing clients are a source of future opportunities. After you have done the “above the funnel” work, and after you’ve done the “in the funnel” work, you have to work on what has already come through the funnel.What new challenges do your clients have? What new ideas do you have that will create a new and greater level of value for them?Make the calls, schedule the meetings, and identify new opportunities. Those new opportunities go right back into the funnel and ensure you are maximizing the value of your client relationships and building a rock solid pipeline.Work your funnel from above, to within, to below to create, win, and maximize your opportunities. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

SEA Games: PH squash team settles for another silver

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH squash team after their 2017 SEA Games gold medal match. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine men’s squash team, which upset Malaysia in the semifinals on Monday, surrendered to Singapore, 2-1, in the final Tuesday night at National Squash Center here in Kuala Lumpur Sports Center.The Filipinos settled for another silver, the other in women’s doubles, in the penultimate day of competition.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Filipinos bag another silver in sepak takraw Reymark Bergornia dropped the opening match, 11-1, 11-3, 11-16, to Pang Ka Hoe. But Robert Andrew Garcia equalised after beating Benedict Chan, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, in the second match.That left David William Pelino to carry the fight for the gold but he succumbed to the faster and craftier Samuel Kang, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5, in the deciding match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 93 Jarrell Owens

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Let’s keep this 100 days of summer rolling on with No. 93, junior defensive end Jarrell Owens.How he got to OSUA three-star prospect out of Palestine High School (Palestine, Texas), Owens was originally committed to to play closer to home at TCU. Six months after his commitment to the Horned Frogs, second-year DL coach Joe Bob Clements, convinced Owens to make a trip to Stillwater. Two days later, he had decommitted from TCU and was ready to sign with the Cowboys.What he’s done in StillwaterAfter a redshirt year in 2014, Owens began contributing immediately as a redshirt freshman, earning meaningful reps in a rotation headlined by Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean. He was both productive and disruptive. That year he finished with 11 tackles (8 solo), three tackles for loss, three sacks, three QB hurries, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.In 2016, Owens earned a starting spot opposite Cole Walterscheid and started 12 games. He tallied 25 total tackles (17 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and three QB hurries. He also showed his athleticism during one of Oklahoma State’s Piesman-nominated plays.Wild play alert courtesy of @CowboyFB defense.#Big12FB on FS1— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 22, 2016During the off season, Owens hones his tackling skills in a way that may seem unusual to some. He hunts feral hogs — and catches them with his bare hands.Role in 2017Owens looks ready to defend his starting spot and should definitely be featured in the Cowboys’ two-deep end rotation which Mike Gundy expects to operate hockey-like line rotations. Between he, Jordan Brailford, Cole Walterscheid and Vili Leveni the Cowboys boast as talented and deep a group of rotation ends as Mike Gundy has had. Any one of them could have a huge game at any time and each one will need to have multiples for the Cowboys to reach their potential.Noteworthy Stats and highlightsHad a career-high two tackles for loss, including a sack against Southeastern Louisiana last season. In the Alamo Bowl, he was disruptive, recording four tackles, a tackle for loss and two QB hurries.last_img read more