CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL | FINAL LEADERBOARD | PHOTO GALLERYMcKINNEY, Texas – For the third time in five years, Sam Houston State is the Southland Conference Men’s Golf Champion. The Bearkats relied on their play on the par threes and par fours to earn their first Southland title since 2015. They averaged 3.25 on the par threes and 4.33 on the fours. They sunk the most pars for the field, carding 160 for the tournament, and the second-most birdies at 37 for the tournament. They also tacked on two eagles. The Bearkats claimed the 2018 title at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (Dye Course) in McKinney, Texas, on Wednesday in a close late battle with McNeese. The Cowboys came within two strokes of catching Sam Houston on the last day backed by Sutton Farmer’s three-over day, but they fell just short of winning its third consecutive championship. Sam Houston’s Jake McCrory scored one-under for the par threes on the tournament to lead the individual field. Rivas averaged 4.03 on the par fours, and Elliot finished the par fives at seven-under. It was a windy and rainy day for the final round of the tournament. After shooting an even-par in the second round, Sam Houston carded 22-over in the championship round. It was enough to hold back a Cowboys’ squad who ended just five strokes back. Central Arkansas’ Lewis George had the most consistent tournament, and it paid off with the junior from Cheshire, England, winning the individual medalist and an automatic qualification to the NCAA Championship. He scored an even par this week, beating out McNeese’s Blake Elliot by one stroke. Sam Houston will find out its 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship destination during the selection show next Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m. CT on the Golf Channel. Levi Valdez and Austen Christiansen were the top scorers for Sam Houston. Valdez placed third with McNeese’s Ian Berrigan at six-over. Christiansen tied for fifth with Stephen F. Austin’s Angelo Valdez and Central Arkansas’ Rodrigo Rivas at seven-over par. Rivas was the only one to card below-par today.
Scouting Missouri State The Bears (15-0-0, 9-0-0 MVC) are the only unbeaten and untied team remaining of the 204 Division I schools. Story Links Jack Denton rounds out Missouri State’s firepower by serving as the quarterback of the offense. He has tallied eight assists this season, tops in the conference. Drake fell, 3-1, when the two sides met on Oct. 13 in Springfield. Liam Wilson headed home an equalizer for the Bulldogs just before halftime, but Missouri State responded with two goals late in the game to secure the win. Michael Creek, the Bears’ goalkeeper, leads the Valley with a .603 goals against average and a .769 save percentage. He ranks last in the conference in total saves (30), which is a credit to his backline for limiting opponents’ chances. Print Friendly Version Live Stats WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team concludes its regular season by hosting No. 10 Missouri State at 1p.m. on Saturday at Tiger Field in West Des Moines. The Bulldogs will honor nine seniors as part of their Senior Day celebration. Offensively they are led by a quartet of potent point scorers. Matthew Bentley leads the Missouri Valley Conference with 12 goals and 27 points this season, and his three assists also rank in the league’s top five. Bentley is joined in the attack by Josh Dolling and Stuart Wilkin, who have posted identical stat lines of five goals, four assists, and 14 points. Those numbers all rank in the top five in the MVC in their respective categories. Luke Anderson also set a new personal best against the Ramblers, recording nine saves to shatter his previous mark of four. He faced the most shots of his career (24) and shots on goal (12), and made three clutch saves in overtime to preserve the result. The Bears lead the Valley in goals scored per game (2.40) and fewest goals allowed (0.60). The Bulldogs return to action after a season-long 13-day layoff following their thrilling 3-3 draw at Loyola on Oct. 27. Austin Smythe enjoyed his best game in the blue and white, setting career highs with two goals, four points, five shots, and four shots on target. His goal in the 87th minute knotted the game at three and eventually earned Drake a point in the standings.
“Although progress has been made on specifications both within the IETF and W3C, the initially hoped-for schedule has slipped,” said Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, mobile Web lead at the W3C.Currently standing in the way of “Last Call” status is the API that’s used to access cameras and microphones in browsers. According to Hazaël-Massieux, the specification was expected to have reached “Last Call” by now, but won’t be finished for a couple more weeks. In addition, the main WebRTC API isn’t expected to reach complete stabilization for a couple more months.But while the WebRTC standardization still has a few hurdles to get over, the IETF just recently put a significant and contentious topic to bed, according to Cullen Jennings, co-chair of the IETF’s RTCWeb working group.According to Hazaël-Massieux, the disagreement was on whether the WebRTC standardization should support VP8 or H.264 in order to ensure any browser could establish a video session with other browsers. After a long debate, the group agreed browsers must support both VP8 and H.264 to be standard-compliant. Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) is making strides these days, with many real-time voice and video communication platforms already being introduced to the Web such as Google Hangouts and Mozilla’s Firefox Hello. But in-browser capabilities still have a ways to go on the road toward standardization.“Standardization is a kind of never-ending road, and it is not easy to determine when the destination has been reached,” said Andrew Hutton, co-chair of the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium’s WebRTC Interoperability Activity Group and head of standardization at Unify. “But certainly in order to declare WebRTC standardization a success, there are a number of different and interoperable implementations needed, and a significant number of Web applications need to be using the APIs.”(Related: Firefox includes WebRTC technology with Hello)The road to standardization has been a joint effort by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The IETF handles the over-the-wire protocols such as how browsers send data back and forth, while the W3C covers the APIs needed to develop WebRTC applications.