It’s business time! It looks like New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight Of The Conchords has a new special in the works for 2018. New Zealand natives Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement–better known as Flight Of The Conchords–developed a worldwide cult following after their BBC radio series was turned into a TV show by HBO in 2007, showcasing their unassuming yet hilarious blend of music and comedy. The series (also called Flight of the Conchords) ran for two seasons and was nominated for several Emmys, in both songwriting and overall comedic categories. After a relatively quiet few years, the group returned in 2016, announcing an extensive summer tour that marked their first U.S. shows since 2013.Flight Of The Conchords Land Big Laughs At Forest Hills Stadium Debut [Review]In a recent one-on-one interview with Entertainment Tonight‘s Leanne Aquilera, Clement somewhat cryptically revealed som Conchords plans in motion for this new year. “We’d do something,” he replied when asked if a Flight of the Conchords reboot was in the works. “We’re going to film a little something this year…We’re going to shoot an hour thing,”In the interview, Jemaine was coy about whether HBO was involved in the project, and joked that he wouldn’t discuss what musical numbers he was working on. “Something,” Clement told ET, shutting down questions about specifics. “That’s it.”Clement and McKenzie’s first Flight of the Conchords U.K. tour in seven years kicks off in March, however, featuring all the classics from their show, as well as new material. Currently, Clement is starring in Legion on FX, which returns for its second season on March 15th. We couldn’t be more excited for some (potentially) new Flight of the Conchords in 2018!Watch Clement and McKenzie perform “Jenny”, a story of a hilariously awkward encounter in the park, below via YouTube user asianscion:[Cover photo – Mark Dershowitz, from Forest Hills Stadium 7/20/16][h/t – Entertainment Tonight]
UW AthleticsAfter starting the year with a record of 10-2, the Wisconsin men’s tennis team has dropped five straight matches, including four Big Ten contests, which positions them near the bottom of the Big Ten standings.One of the key issues with this year’s team deals with youth and injuries. The most notable injuries are senior Billy Bertha’s lingering back pains and Alex Roble’s bone spurs that decommissioned the senior for the remainder of the season. Because of early injuries and a generally young squad, the Badgers have been forced to put young players into high-pressure situations.“We have a lot of new guys who are forced to play,” Bertha said. “In the past, a lot of freshman have come in and got to learn the system. But these guys have been kind of thrust into playing with some of the injuries we have had.”In their past two matchups against Northwestern and Illinois, the team has been able to earn points in doubles matchups, a pattern that can be seen throughout the season, with the exception of a few mishaps. The true crux of the Badgers’ latest woes is their inability to win critical singles matchups. The Badgers have struggled as of late to win singles matches on an unprecedented scale.“When it rains, it pours,” Bertha said when describing the cause of the latest slump.The challenge the Badgers now face is how to halt the downpour and regain positioning and confidence.“They are all very solid tennis players,” Wisconsin head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “The biggest thing as a tennis player is to be confident, and that is what we have struggled with.”The coaching staff is making it a point of emphasis to improve the confidence of the players. To do this, the team is using the small successes they have already achieved to help rebuild the confidence level of individual players and the team as a whole.With the singles slumping at full speed, the doubles portion of the meets have become increasingly more important to keep momentum going into later matches. After earning four out of five doubles points in the past several weeks, the team has been able to regain small amounts of confidence.“I think everyone is in pretty good spirits,” assistant coach Joe Bates said. “We’re going into doubles matchups with confidence. In singles, however, we have kind of let down a bit. The thing about singles is when you win, you gain confidence, and when you lose, you lose confidence, causing a catch-22.”Starting March 23 against Michigan, Wisconsin has won only one singles match in 30 attempts, with the team’s sole singles win coming last weekend from freshman Jakhongir Jalalov against Northwestern’s Alex Pasareanu. Even this win was a hard-fought, close game that ended in a 10-8 tiebreak in favor of Jalalov.“It was good for the individual more than the team,” Bates stated. “When you lose, you lose. For Johnny (Jakhongir) that was a big win. It really helped him gain some confidence and, hopefully, he can ride that out.”Wisconsin’s most consistent singles player this year has been senior Alexander Kostanov, a transfer from the University of South Carolina who is originally from Kursk, Russia. With a record of 11-5, Kostanov is the only player on the team with a record above .500 in singles play. His early success resulted in a promotion to the second or third position in the lineup. Since this promotion, however, Kostanov has dropped five-straight as the team continues to slump.“He is a senior, and he has found a way to win early and ride that a little bit,” Van Emburgh said. “He has confidence, which is the one thing that is really important for him.”His improved play has resulted in a pairing with Billy Bertha as Wisconsin’s top doubles team. Together, the two are 3-5 against the best duos opponents have to offer. This includes a win on March 29 over Illinois’ nationally-ranked No. 1 doubles team.“I think it took us awhile, because we both kind of play the same,” Bertha said. “We are starting to hit our stride right now and hopefully we can make a run in the NCAAs.”However, the slump may very well continue until the Badgers return home next week. This weekend, the team faces Ohio State and Penn State. Ohio State (20-2, 5-0 in conference) holds the No. 5 spot in the nation going into the weekend.
Donegal’s Youth Councillors are encouraging young people to ‘get the facts’ about the HSE’s HPV vaccine in order to increase uptake.The HPV vaccine schools programme is underway for all first year students in secondary school, including girls and, for the first time, boys.Back in 2008, the Donegal Youth Council of the time campaigned for the rollout of the HPV Vaccination for girls. The current Donegal Youth Council is keen to support this important work and are campaigning to influence their peers to get informed and get vaccinated. Members of the Donegal Youth Council with key messages of the HPV campaignIn preparation for this, a sub-group of youth councillors met with the HSE Area Medical Officer for a briefing on the virus, the importance of the HPV vaccination and the schools programme. The sub-group were able to ask questions so they are well informed. When asked what messages they took from the session, one Youth Councillor said, “know where your information is coming from and get the facts” while another commented, “the vaccine is free and it can change your life.”Donegal Youth Councillors finding out about HPV and the importance of vaccination from Pauline Gallagher – Area Medical Officer HSEThe next steps will be for the Youth Council to promote the key messages, to their followers via their Instagram and Twitter accounts, throughout the rollout of the school’s programme, and also through discussions with their families and friends. The Donegal Youth Council is one of 31 Comhairle na nÓg’s throughout the country, so their message will be wide-reaching.The sub group will report back to the wider Youth Council at their next county-wide meeting. However, in the meantime, all youth councillors have received information on the campaign. HPV is a virus that can cause cervical cancer, and other cancers in both women and men. The uptake of the HPV vaccine has a participation rate of approximately 70%, which is an increase of 20% points since 2017. Donegal Youth Councillors get behind HPV vaccination programme was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Youth Councilhpv vaccine
Zuza Mbatha, Sina Molefi and Tera Gaju call themselves activists of Hector Pieterson.(Image: Cadine Pillay) The Hector Pieterson clothing range at SA Fashion Week.(Images: www.hectorpieterson.co.za) Sina Molefi with her mother Dorothy Molefi and half-sister Antoinette Sithole.(Images: Abasha Innovations)MEDIA CONTACTS • Zuza Mbatha, Abasha Innovations+2784 037 2992RELATED ARTICLES• Protect and support each other• UJ Soweto university open for learning• Soweto tours with a twist• Youth Month focus on empowermentCadine PillayThree young people from Soweto in the south of Johannesburg have begun an enterprising journey to uplift and inspire the young people of South Africa, in memory of late student activist Hector Pieterson.Sina Molefi, a half-sister to Pieterson, together with Zuza Mbatha and Tera Gaju, call themselves “activists of Hector Pieterson”, and say they are not out to exploit his name for money, but to use it to make a creative impact on the youth of South Africa whilst creating a legacy for his family.The three started a fashion label in 2007 – which they named after Pieterson – under Abasha Innovations – a closed corporation company they run jointly. They used the brand to commemorate not only the now world-famous teenager, but also all the other victims of the fateful day of 16 June, 1976 – the beginning of the Soweto uprising.Abasha is an isiZulu word that means ‘young people’.Since its establishment, the aim of the brand has been to preserve the valuable contribution of the youth of South Africa through fashion.Some of the items currently available include accessories like caps and handbags, while they also have ranges in T-shirts, skirts, dresses and suits.The trio’s clothes were initially sold at independent retail stores like the Y Shop in Rosebank and Cyberzone at the Carlton Centre in the Johannesburg city centre, but the team decided to expand and make it available through other channels.And so with their collective vision they began with plans to open a clothing store, which they hope will take his legacy to new heights.The store, expected to open in August, will be located outside the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West. Their immediate plan is a modest one that involves operating the business out of a shipping container to start with, with the hope of venturing into a larger, more conducive space in future.One of the most immediate challenges for the team is securing sponsors for the store. Another idea they had was to get an advertiser to use the container space for exposure of their brand, which would in turn help them finance the day-to-day running of the store. But even that is proving to be a struggle.Once the store is up and running, the items sold will be directly available to their target market, young people in Soweto as well as to visitors to the memorial site.Fashion meets history The fashion identity of the “Hector Pieterson” label is a combination of South African township trends and urban styles, and was started with the hope that it will mean something to young people.“If young people and maybe even adults are wearing the clothes, they will help keep the memory alive,” says Mbatha. He hopes the story of 1976 is alive every day and inspiring change in the youth.Molefi, who is the creative director for the label, is responsible for the designs. She studied fashion design at Parktown College. Mbatha, who has also worked with well-known fashion label Loxion Kulca, manages the operations of Abasha, while the sales and marketing responsibilities of the label lie with Gaju.The Hector Pieterson Foundation The team at Abasha have not left their plans to inspire change entirely up to the success of the store. The company has also signed a binding agreement with the Hector Pieterson Foundation to further help support and empower young people.All profits from the label will go towards the foundation, which was started by Hector’s mother Dorothy and another sister Antoinette Sithole.The foundation’s work focuses on rehabilitating young people from broken families as well as orphans, and inspired by the childhood story of Dorothy, who herself was an orphaned at the age of 10.“The idea behind the foundation is to keep the memory and legacy of Hector Pieterson for generations to come,” says Sithole.The Abasha team hope this process will assist youth projects in previously disadvantaged communities.“Our mission is to uplift youth who are involved in different projects and initiatives so that they can inspire change,” says Mbatha, whose vision for the brand has not changed since its inception.“The youth must come up with their own ideas to create jobs, not just to make money.”The brand’s vision The Hector Pieterson brand will not be confined to South Africa only. Once the label becomes successful locally, Abasha plans to market it overseas and make it available for online purchase as well.“The struggle of apartheid is understood by people around the world and is recognised globally, as there are countries who have overcome similar trials and struggles for freedom,” says Mbatha.He also makes it clear that the label is not meant to be associated with June 16, 1976 or youth month for that matter.“The store will be an on-going, independent commitment to uplift the youth,” he says. “It will be a reminder to all South Africans of the sacrifices that were made for them to enjoy their democracy.”If all goes well with the store and the foundation, Abasha hopes to expand their operations towards designing school uniforms as well. All sales of uniforms made from schools that buy from them will be generously matched by Abasha in the form of donations to disadvantaged schools.“If, for instance, we make a sale of 20 000 school trousers, we will donate another 20 000 school trousers to a school in need of them,” says Mbatha.Support from South Africa The Hector Pieterson fashion brand will showcase its newest items of fashion and accessories at this year’s South African Fashion Week from 30 August to 2 September. Items from the store can also be purchased during the event at the pop-up store at Sandton City.Clothes from the label will also feature on the big screen. Veteran director Faith Isiakpere, a former senior producer at the BBC and filmmaker, approached Abasha last year to provide some of the wardrobe for her upcoming musical Cry for Love, a film inspired by the 2008 xenophobic attacks in South Africa.The clothes can be seen worn by well-renowned local artist Yvonne Chaka Chaka and actor Leleti Khumalo in the film.
22 February 2013Roger Federer, the man regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time, travelled to South Africa to visit the Hlukani and Govhu creches in Limpopo province this week. Both creches have benefited from the Roger Federer Foundation’s partnership with local non-governmental organisation (NGO) the Read Educational Trust (Read).The two organisations have been partners since 2010, and the Federer Foundation so far supports 14 creches. The aim is to increase that number to 40.“We have to have partners because we obviously can’t do this alone,” Federer told IOL’s Kevin McCullum this week. “You need the community, the partners to give the best possible opportunity for the kids.”PartnershipRead’s partnership with the Federer Foundation has so far reached 27 teachers, 953 learners and 14 schools in Limpopo province.A decision was taken late last year to increase the foundation’s contribution to Read due to the good results the partnership produced in its first two years. During 2012 and 2013, the Foundation will contribute R8.7-million.Describing his interaction with the children on his recent visit, Federer, the father of twin daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, said: “I loved playing with the kids. They were between two and six years old, right in the sort of demographic of my own kids, so it felt really like home a little bit.”South African tiesFederer’s mother Lynette is South African, and that means he has close ties to the country, although his last visit was eight years ago.“I can’t believe I haven’t been here for eight years,” he told McCullum. “I had planned to come back a lot more, but the next thing you know I become this good tennis player and I have to travel all around the world, and so when you don’t have to travel, you just don’t.“I’m very happy to have made this trip again, to see some friends and family,” he added. “It was so worthwhile. I know it won’t be another eight years until I come back to South Africa.”BeneficiariesThe number of children benefiting from the Federer Foundation includes 14 000 children in South Africa, 16 000 in Zimbabwe, 10 000 in Zambia, 6 500 in Malawi, 3 200 in Ethiopia and 150 in Switzerland.Federer has won more Grand Slam singles titles than any man in history, with 17 to his name, including seven Wimbledon titles, five US Opens, four Australian Opens and one French Open.He is still one of the world’s leading players at the age of 31, which is considered “old” for a top tennis player. Yet he was good enough to win Wimbledon last year and is currently ranked second in the world behind Novak Djokovic.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Taking lessons from Watchmen and other nonlinear classics, we deconstruct how you can harness the nonlinear style for your film projects.Long before the 2019 hit show on HBO — or the Zack Snyder faithful big screen adaptation in 2009 — the idea for Watchmen came to writer Alan Moore as a way to repurpose old comics to reflect Cold War anxieties and deconstruct the superhero concept in the original graphic novel series in 1986-1987.In interviews, Moore has cited the experimental author William S. Burroughs for his use of the nonlinear technique as a way to juxtapose different themes, characters, and storylines. Of Burroughs, Moore says, “He suggested rearranging words and images to evade rational analysis, allowing subliminal hints of the future to leak through.”The nonlinear style has since appeared in both film and television adaptations of Watchmen — it’s also a popular storytelling device for filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, and Quentin Tarantino. And while it may be tricky to get your head around at times, when done properly, it can be a powerful storytelling and filmmaking device for your short film, feature film, or video projects.Here’s how to master the nonlinear storytelling technique for your film and video projects.A Tight Script and OutlineBurroughs’s nonlinear “cut-up technique” remains a technique for modern filmmakers. (Image via Blaise.)In Burroughs’s “cut-up technique,” the writer takes a finished story; cuts out pages, paragraphs, or sentences; then tosses everything on the ground as a way to randomly reorder the scenes and narrative.But before you can start making your story into a nonlinear narrative, you need to treat it as a linear one. When done well, nonlinear can be a great device, but more often than not, it comes off as a way to hide a bad script.You should only turn your great idea into a nonlinear one after you’ve put in the work, gotten your feedback, done your hard rewrites, and created a story that you know can stand on its own. From there, take a solid outline and rearrange certain elements for thematic purposes.The Script Supervisor and ContinuityEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a great example of a nonlinear, sci-fi love story. (Image via Focus Features).If you’re unfamiliar with a script supervisor’s role is, read up on the ins and outs of why you need one. A script supervisor helps not only during pre-production but also on set, making sure everything from lines of dialogue to blocking to hair and makeup stays consistent.When introducing nonlinear plot devices to your film, it becomes that much more difficult to keep your head on straight. Even if you don’t have the biggest budget or resources for a dedicated script supervisor, having others watching continuity is crucial.If you want great results like the nonlinear sci-fi love story Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, every piece of your meticulously crafted sets and characters need to be consistent, even when traveling across time and between dreamscapes.Consistency of People, Places, and ThemesTarantino’s nonlinear technique in the early ’90s contributed to its popularity. (Image from Pulp Fiction — via Miramax.)By the 1990s, the nonlinear timeline and narrative technique was becoming popular among many filmmakers. No one auteur seemed to master this technique better than Quentin Tarantino with 1994’s feature Pulp Fiction. While this post-modern film employs a very unconventional structure, rife with homage and self-reflexivity, it also strives for a remarkable sense of consistency across the people, places, and themes.All the different narratives feel like they’re connected, and in many ways, they are. This is intentional, and it helps that the director is the same person who came up with the idea and penned the script. A complete understanding of the narrative world is essential for the nonlinear device to really feel consistent — like it’s telling a story much bigger than a normal, linear one.Filming Chronologically vs. Non-chronologicallyNolan’s nonlinear technique implements chronological order in a non-traditional manner. (Image from Memento — via New Market Films.)An interesting question many nonlinear filmmakers have to face is the issue of shooting chronologically or not. Traditionally, most films do not get shot in order or scene by scene, simply out of necessity. However, occasionally some directors will try to work this way to help their actors give better performances. With nonlinear projects, though, the question of chronological production becomes a bit trickier.For films like Christopher Nolan’s Memento, which uses a nonlinear technique that basically tells the story backwards, the idea of filming chronologically actually makes a bit more sense. It really comes down to your story and how much time you want to balance between recreating scenes you’ve already shot, or are able to shoot, in the necessary order.Don’t Lose Sight of the Beginning or the EndIn Arrival, the nonlinear time frame is essential to the storyline. (Image via Paramount.)Finally, taking the 2016 sci-fi thriller Arrival as an example, it’s important to never lose sight of the beginning or end of your nonlinear film project. Like any linear project, a film is a journey from point A to point B (with many complications in-between). However, for nonlinear narratives, those points can quickly become confused. Or, in the case of Arrival, they’re actually the same place.Yet, if the goal is to tell the story of the journey, clearly defining those two points — not just for the narrative, but for your individual characters and their arcs — will help you stay on track, even with the many theoretical challenges of telling a story out of order.Cover image from Watchmen (via HBO).For more filmmaking techniques and advice, check out some of these articles below.A Practical Guide to Dutch Angles and Tilted FramingAdobe Offers Look into the Editing of “Terminator: Dark Fate”The Ad Astra Editing Team On Creating “Quiet Intensity” in the EditHow Hollywood Gets the “Film Look” Using Digital CamerasFilmmaking Lessons from the Making of the Sci-Fi Horror Classic “Alien”
Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has said that he has no regrets about a remark he made on some Pakistani fans three years ago. He had labelled fans he encountered during Centurion Test in 2007 a “bunch of animals”.In his recently published controversial autobiography — To The Point — Gibbs says the entire South African team was irritated by the unruly behaviour of the Pakistani fans. He says the fans made a huge noise and even kicked his son Rashard and wife Liesl out of their seats in the stands.”All of us Proteas were getting pretty irritated and unfortunately the stump microphones picked up our displeasure,” Gibbs says.He however maintains that his remarks were not racist in nature.”You could call me many, many things, but a racist was a bit of a stretch, to say the least, especially concerning Muslims. I’m coloured, for goodness’s sake. I’ve got four Muslim aunts and about 10 Muslim cousins. How could I be racist,” Gibbs asks.Gibbs was initially banned for two Test matches for the offensive language but was later changed to one Test, Twenty-20 and one ODI match each.
OSU sophomore guard Asia Doss (20) shoots a free throw during the second half a game against Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament on March 5 in Indianapolis. OSU lost, 82-63. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorWhile the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be lacking scarlet and gray, the same cannot be said about the women’s 64-team field.The official bracket was announced Monday night, in which the Ohio State women’s basketball team earned a No. 3 seed, setting it up with a first-round matchup against No. 14 seed Buffalo.Tipoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Friday at St. John Arena in Columbus.Buffalo will be making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament in program history. The Bulls took down Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference championship game. They, as a No. 8 seed, became the highest-seeded team to win the MAC tournament.Although coach Kevin McGuff has to be pleased with making the tournament for the second time in his three seasons at the helm for OSU, there is likely some bitterness after his team’s final four games.Heading into the final two regular-season games, the then-fifth-ranked Buckeyes were amid an 11-game win streak, looking poised for, at least, a No. 2 seed, with an outside chance at a top seed.They lost both in overtime.Then, in the Big Ten tournament, OSU got past Rutgers in the quarterfinals, but senior guard Ameryst Alston suffered a wrist injury late in the game.Without their second-leading scorer at full ability in the semifinals, the Scarlet and Gray were trounced by Michigan State, 82-63, a rather fitting coda to the disappointing four-game stretch.After a nearly two-week break, OSU will hope to regain its footing and begin playing the team that took down Maryland, a No. 2 seed, twice during the regular season, as well as now-fourth-seeded Texas A&M.If the Buckeyes are able to get past Buffalo, they’ll be set to face the winner of sixth-seeded West Virginia versus No. 11 seed Princeton on Sunday at St. John Arena.OSU played three of the tournament’s No. 1 seeds — Connecticut, South Carolina and Notre Dame — during the regular season. The Scarlet and Gray lost all three matchups.South Carolina is the top-seeded team in OSU’s region, which is a fortunate break for the Buckeyes because they only lost to Gamecocks by eight points when the two teams played in November.Consequently, it makes a potential trip to the Final Four a little easier, as OSU won’t have to face perennial power UConn during its road to Indianapolis. The Huskies throttled the Buckeyes by 54 points on Nov. 18 in Columbus.Last season, as a No. 5 seed, OSU lost in the second round on a last-second shot by fourth-seeded North Carolina.The Buckeyes have reached the Final Four once in program history, in 1993. They lost to Texas Tech by two points in the championship game.Prior to taking over at OSU, McGuff spent nine years as the head coach at Xavier and two at Washington. His best tournament run was a trip to the Elite Eight in 2010 at Xavier.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) drops back to pass behind redshirt junior offensive tackle Brandon Bowen (76) and junior center Michael Jordan (73) in Ohio State’s game against TCU. Ohio State won the game 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThrough the first two games of the season, the Ohio State defensive line has been one of the main examples of the team’s dominance, with junior Nick Bosa and sophomore Chase Young on either end and redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones in the middle. In Saturday’s game against No. 15 TCU, Ohio State’s defensive line was the reason behind No. 4 Ohio State securing its first win of the season against a ranked opponent, defeating the Horned Frogs 40-28 at AT&T Stadium. The Ohio State defensive line came into the game with a few hurdles to overcome: a mobile quarterback, something the defense had not seen this season, and an offensive line that had not allowed a sack in their first two games this season. Bosa set the tone early. When TCU sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson hiked the ball in the second play of his second drive, the junior defensive end easily moved past the right guard, with nothing staying in between him and the sophomore quarterback. Seconds later, Bosa, from the quarterback’s blind side, collided with Robinson in the endzone, forcing him to drop the ball. Redshirt junior defensive tackle Davon Hamilton finished what Bosa had started, picking up the ball and giving Ohio State its first touchdown of the day.However, Bosa left the game in the third quarter with a lower body injury and did not return. He left with five tackles, including the strip sack, and a forced fumble.Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day did not give any update on Bosa after the game, saying he was still being evaluated.Jones said, when Bosa left with the injury, it was a bit of “a wake-up call” for the defense as a whole moving forward.“We were like ‘Alright, we have to go out there and play,’” Jones said. ‘”There was no one relying on on him to make a play. We have to rely on ourselves, we have to rely on each other,’ and I think tonight, after a hard first half, we did.In his absence, the Ohio State defense was not done.In the third quarter, with the Horned Frog offense on its own 28-yard line, Robinson attempted a short shovel pass in front of his offensive line. However, Jones read the play, stepped in front of the passer, intercepted the ball and brought in Ohio State’s second defensive touchdown of the day, giving Ohio State the 26-21 lead, a lead that Ohio State wouldn’t give up on the way to its third win of the season. Jones would also leave the game in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury, but returned to the defensive line in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with two tackles for loss, including a sack, an interception and a broken up pass While the Ohio State defense scored 14 points in Saturday’s 12-point win over TCU, the Buckeye offense was not the same as what it had been against Oregon State and Rutgers. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins found his connection in the passing game early, connecting with junior wide receiver Austin Mack twice for 64 yards in the first drive of the game, bringing the Buckeyes to the TCU 2-yard line. That’s when Mack’s day started to take a turn. After handing the ball off to Dobbins for another 1-yard rush and an incomplete pass to redshirt junior tight end Rashod Berry, Haskins found Mack on a slant route in the middle. Throwing a dagger right into the hands of his receiver, something Haskins had seen work after two targets earlier in the drive, Mack dropped the pass, forcing Ohio State to hit one of two field goal makes in three attempts in the first half. Mack’s dropped pass in the end zone began what proved to be a trying day for the junior wide receiver. With nine targets from Haskins, Mack dropped four passes, bringing in four catches for 84 yards.For a quarterback whose main target was struggling to catch passes as well as experiencing an amount of pressure in the pocket he did not feel in the first two wins of the season, Haskins said he had to adjust and overcome adversity for the first time this season.“We got punched in the mouth, but it was a fight,” Haskins said. “We have to be able to rebound it, and we did in the second half.”In the second half, Haskins tightened up as a passer, completing eight of 10 pass attempts for 148 yards, throwing two touchdown passes. He finished the game with 344 yards through the air, his second of three games this season in which he has thrown more than 300 yards in a game, completing 63.2 percent of his pass attempts. Throwing two touchdown passes, including a 63-yard pass to redshirt senior receiver Parris Campbell in the third quarter, Haskins recorded his first career rushing touchdown, a five-yard rush to the left in the fourth quarter. Despite Haskins scoring the only rushing touchdown of the day for the Buckeyes, sophomore J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior Mike Weber combined for 185 yards on the ground, with Dobbins leading the way with 121 yards on 18 carries. Even with two defensive touchdowns scored, the Ohio State defense struggled to contain Robinson and the TCU offense. The Buckeyes allowed 511 yards, including 203 yards on the ground with three touchdowns. Junior running back Darius Anderson recorded two touchdowns, including a 93-yard touchdown run, the longest touchdown Ohio State has given up in school history. He finished the day with 154 yards on the ground, averaging 12.8 yards per carry.Day said he knew, going into his first ranked game of the season, that everything was not going to go in favor of Ohio State like it had been during the first two wins over Oregon State and Rutgers.“We knew there was going to be ebbs and flows in a game like this,” Day said. “We talked about how everything is not going to go perfect. There were times in the two weeks previously where things really went well for us, you know. We knew there was going to be times where we hit adversity and that we have to stick together in times like that and I thought we did.”Ohio State secured its victory with 2:37 left in the fourth quarter as junior linebacker Malik Harrison recorded his first career interception. The Buckeyes look to continue their three-game win streak at home on Sept. 22 against Tulane.Updated at 1:34 a.m. with quotes from the postgame press conference.