SPORTS BRIEFS: Meet the Trojans, basketball, gambling
Meet the Trojans to take place tonight at FHS
The winter season Meet the Trojans will began at 7 p.m. today at Fairfield High School
Team photos will began at 3:45 p.m. with the Fairfield wrestling team. Girls’ basketball photos and boys’ basketball photos will begin at 5 p.m. in the gymnasium.
The parents of students participating in wrestling can attend a meeting in the high school commons at 5:30 p.m. Parents of students particpating in boys’ basketball can attend a meeting in the high school library at 6 p.m.
Team introductions and scrimmages will start at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. The boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, wrestling, boys’ swimming, cheerleading, dance and bowling teams will all be introduced during this time period.
Various teams will hold scrimmages shortly thereafter, culminating in the boys’ basketball varsity and JV scrimmage at 8 p.m. The scrimmage will consist of a 20 minute continuous clock.
Donations of canned food items will be collected for The Lord’s Cupboard.
No. 16 Colorado holds on to beat Iowa 90-87
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Senior Brittany Wilson scored a career-high 26 points for No. 16 Colorado in a 90-87 win over Iowa on Wednesday night.
Colorado was up 48-35 at halftime, but Iowa opened with a 7-0 run. Minutes later, Iowa pulled to within 56-54, but Colorado went on a 15-2 run to extend its lead. Iowa wouldn’t go away, responding with a 12-1 burst to make it 72-68 with 5:18 remaining. Colorado made 7 of 10 free throws in the final minute to secure the win.
Arielle Roberson had 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Colorado (3-0).
Samantha Logic had 26 points and six assists for Iowa (4-1). The Hawkeyes were trying to become the third team to beat two or more Top-25 teams this season. Iowa beat then-No. 14 Dayton on Nov. 10th.
In Colorado’s last 35 games, Iowa is the only team to reach the 70-point plateau.
N.J. becoming third state to offer Internet gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For the first time, people in New Jersey will be able to click a mouse or swipe a screen to gamble online.
A five-day trial period of Internet gambling begins at 6 p.m. Thursday when players invited by casinos to test their systems make real-money bets online.
The test period is designed to see whether sophisticated technology designed to ensure that all gamblers are within New Jersey and that they are 21 or older works correctly. The test is also designed to evaluate electronic payment technology, and the integrity and functionality of the casino games themselves.
If all goes well, Internet gambling will be available to anyone within New Jersey starting Tuesday. The only other states to offer online gambling are Nevada and Delaware.
Online betting will mark the biggest expansion of gambling in New Jersey since casino gambling began in 1978.
“This is a very exciting time for Atlantic City and for the gaming industry,” said Alisa Cooper, a commissioner with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. “I was born and raised here in Atlantic City, and I remember all of the excitement that filled this city 35 years ago when the first casino opened. There have been a lot of challenges and a lot of changes since those early days. With the dawn of Internet gaming, we are on the cusp of perhaps the biggest change — and challenge — since the first casino opened here.”
Hours before the test was to begin, one lawmaker was to unveil a proposal to expand Internet gambling in New Jersey. State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, who sponsored the law that authorized online betting, was to unveil his proposal at a news conference Thursday morning.
Then, at noon, the state was to release a list of gambling web sites that had passed rigorous testing and would be permitted to go live at 6 p.m. for the test.
Regulators say anywhere from 500 to several thousand people could be online at any one time during the test period. David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, said he hopes to push the system and test its capacity.
He said all indications thus far are that the system should work as designed to meet strict regulation and protect players.
“I’m cautiously optimistic,” he said. “Testing has been going on for months.
I don’t think there is any online gaming anywhere in the world that is going to be monitored as closely and protect the integrity of the games and players’ money as well these will.”