Vespers offers alternate form of prayer

first_imgEvery month, the McGrath Institute for Church Life holds vespers, an evening prayer service in the chapel in Geddes Hall. John Cavadini, a professor of theology and the director of the institute, explained that Vespers is part of the church’s ongoing Liturgy of the Hours.“Liturgy of the Hours refers to the daily prayers of the Church,” Cavadini said. “The two hinges of Liturgy of the Hours is morning prayers, which is called Lauds, and evening prayers, which is called Vespers.”Cavadini discussed the other Liturgy of the Hours as well. There is mid-morning, noon and mid-afternoon prayers in addition to lauds and vespers. The idea behind Liturgy of the Hours, Cavadini said, is to “sanctify the day.” Since Mass can be held at any time of the day, it is independent of the Liturgy of the Hours. Vespers, in particular, centers around the Book of Psalms.“There are three psalms every day on a four-week cycle. You’ll go through the whole book of Psalms in four weeks,” Cavaldini said. “There are special psalms for feast days.”According to a program for a normal service from the McGrath Institute, vespers opens with a prayer, is followed by a hymn, which in turn is followed by a psalm, then a canticle. Next, there is a short Bible reading and a homily. In the final part of the service, the congregation sings a canticle and the “Magnificat,” or song of Mary. The congregation offers intercessions, recites the Lord’s Prayer, then says an additional prayer before the service is brought to a close.Cavadini explained that vespers is different than a usual Mass in that laypeople can preach the homily.“Laypeople can give the homily at the Liturgy of the Hours. We have lots of different people whose voices you hear,” Cavadini said. “It’s nice to get a wide range of voices from students, faculty, staff, etc. It’s sort of fun to hear and to be asked to deliver one.”Carolyn Pirtle, the director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, said vespers services have been happening on campus for a long time.“We’ve been doing monthly vespers services for a number of years now. We’ve made a real effort to bring this form of prayer to the campus community,” Pirtle said. “It’s a beautiful form of prayer that incorporates the psalms and scriptures. We wanted to try and bring this to a wider audience.”From a logistical perspective, Pirtle said the readings and the psalms are laid out for the entire church, much in the same way Mass readings are. It’s simply a matter of figuring out what day it is and what psalms and readings correspond to that day. Pirtle said that this uniformity is a “beautiful symbol of the unity of the church,” since everyone throughout the world is saying the same prayers. She also noted that evening prayer services date back to the very beginning of the Christian church. She emphasized the importance of the psalms to the service.“The psalms are beautiful because they speak to the breadth of the human experience,” Pirtle said. “They speak to the joy of joys and the worst of sorrows. Whatever you’re going through, there’s a psalm for that.”Since laypeople can preach, Pirtle also said that it’s a great opportunity for masters of divinity students to practice preaching.“Traditionally, we’ve had a lot of masters of divinity students preaching,” she said. “I’ve drawn from that community so that they can learn how to preside and practice that as a lay person. It’s a great chance to exercise ministerial leadership.”Pirtle emphasized the beauty of vespers and its benefits in a stressful environment.“If you’ve never experienced vespers, it’s a really beautiful form of prayer that’s very reflective and very contemplative,” she said. “It’s a wonderful way to take half an hour away from the stress and busyness of student life to come and spend some time with God and let God speak to you through the scripture and the psalms, as well as enter into a community of people who you might not know through prayer and the grace of spirit.”Tags: Liturgy of the Hours, McGrath Institute for Church Life, prayer, Vesperslast_img read more

Snap misses user growth estimates, shares fall

first_imgRevenue from ad sales jumped about 17 percent to US$454.2 million during the quarter, above estimates of $440.8 million.Snap’s revenue gains set the bar for Twitter, which reports earnings on Thursday, and Facebook’s results next week, said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst at research firm eMarketer.Average revenue per user was $1.91, barely changed from the year-ago quarter. Outside North America and Europe, that measure dropped 25 percent to 89 cents as coronavirus-related factors inflicted more harm, Snap said.Snap’s net loss widened to about $326 million, or 23 cents per share, from $255.2 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.Chief Financial Officer Derek Andersen said third-quarter revenue growth was 32 percent through July 19.But since the pandemic could weaken the economy further, Snap’s internal model is based on revenue growth of 20 percent for the third quarter, Andersen said.Topics : Snap has focused on helping advertisers increase sales directly from its ads, which boosted revenue growth even as many brands have been cutting marketing budgets due to the pandemic.Snap has positioned itself as a safe ad platform focused on friendly interactions, as more than 1,000 companies have paused ads on larger rival Facebook Inc due to concerns about hate speech.“The growing focus on brand safety and privacy across the entire industry places us in a unique position of strength as we have invested in these areas from the beginning of our business,” Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel said during an earnings call with analysts.Snap forecast 242 million to 244 million daily active users in the current quarter, below analysts’ target of 244.82 million according to Refinitiv data. Snap Inc said on Tuesday a bump in user growth at the start of coronavirus-led lockdowns petered out sooner than expected, and it forecast fewer current-quarter users than the Wall Street consensus.Shares of Snap fell 11 percent in after-hours trading before paring losses to around 6 percent.The Snapchat owner said daily active users (DAUs), a widely watched metric by investors and advertisers, rose 17 percent to 238 million in the second quarter ended June 30. Analysts had expected 238.44 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Lakers ‘will pursue’ star this summer

first_imgThere’s another team interested in Kawhi Leonard.The Lakers “will pursue” the star this summer, according to a report from The Ringer, which cites unidentified league sources. Leonard will enter free agency coming off of one of the best postseason runs ever. He led the Raptors to their first championship in franchise history by averaging 30.5 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 49% from the field in 24 playoff games.The 27-year-old was named the Finals MVP after Toronto topped the Warriors in six games. Related News The Lakers, meanwhile, agreed to a trade with the Pelicans for Anthony Davis this weekend. They’ll look for a star to pair with the center and LeBron James when free agency begins June 30.Los Angeles has already been linked to Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler, amongst others. Lakers free agency rumors: Kyrie Irving ‘wants to play with’ Anthony Davis “I just want to play and just let people remember that I played hard at both ends of the floor, I was a winner, and that’s basically it,” Leonard told reporters earlier this month. “I’m just here enjoying my dream, having fun. I mean, legacy is going to be opinionated by each person, but I’m just playing right about myself really and what I feel, what makes me happy.”The Raptors acquired Leonard — along with Danny Green — from the Spurs for a package centered around DeMar DeRozan in a blockbuster trade last offseason.“When I was there on my opening day meeting (I told them) that I was focused on the now, and I wanted to make history here and that’s all I did,” Leonard told reporters after the Finals. “I just, I’m still playing basketball no matter what jersey I have on.”The Clippers will chase Leonard this offseason and rival executives believe he “likes” the team, according to an earlier report from Bleacher Report. He also will consider re-signing with the Raptors, according to ESPN, while the Knicks reportedly are expected to “push hard” to land him, as well. Anthony Davis trade makes Lakers new 2020 NBA title favorites Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart seem happy Lakers traded them to Pelicanslast_img read more

2017 Market Lamb Sale Results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 124-pound Champion Brockle-Face shown by Chloe Gump of Fletcher sold to Bohrer Show Lambs, Graves Fearon Insurance Agency, Inc., Provico Farm and Show, Ketcham’s Farm and Supply, Mark Banbury Scholarship School, Tom Butler Farms, and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 138-pound Champion Dorset shown by Jada Shroyer of DeGraff sold to Show Stock Planet, Star Glow and Star Ignite, Balfanz Club Lambs, Shroyer Show Stock, and Hudawan Facility Solutions for $1,700. The 131-pound Champion Hampshire shown by Carly Gump of Fletcher was purchased by Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net, Vory’s and Sater Law Firm and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 129-pound Champion Montadale shown by Zane Melvin of Radnor sold to Huffman’s Market and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 124-pound Champion Natural Colored shown by Carly Gump of Fletcher sold to Kennedy Livestock, Whitcomb Club Lambs, Mike Egbert, Gut Candy, and Tom Butler Farms for $1,900. The 120-pound Grand Champion Open Class Lamb shown by Griffin Johnson of Marysville was purchased by Stitzlein Club Lambs, Gump Show Lambs and Jarrod Kuhlwein for $2,200. The 137-pound Champion Oxford shown by Erin Dilger-Lawrence of Hebron sold to S&S Volvo and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 137-pound Champion Shropshire shown by Kayla Ritter of Brookville was purchased by Huffman’s Market and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 116-pound Champion Southdown shown by Mylee Shatto (Madison Shatto pictured) of Ft. Loramie sold to Gregg Fogle and Vory’s and Sater Law Firm for $1,400. The 128-pound Champion Suffolk shown by Austin Hunker of Bellevue sold to Huntington Bank, Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net, Vory’s and Sater Law Firm, and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. Some of the exhibitors gathered before the sale to thank the buyers. The 129-pound Reserve AOB shown by McKala Grauel of Ridgeway sold to Shane McKafferty and Shroyer Show Stock for $1,600. The 120-pound Reserve Brockle-Face shown by Justin Howell of Danville sold to Brad Pfeifer Horse Shoeing, Karibill Insurance Agency, Brian Barkley, Big Bad Bruce Racing, and Shroyer Show Stock for $1,300. The 126-pound Reserve Dorset shown by Jada Shroyer of DeGraff sold to Holly Lane Vet Services, Balfanz Club Lambs, Northstar Machinery and Hardware, Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed, Hoge Lumber, Custom Cabs, Gene Check, Provico Farm and Show, and Reproduction Specialty Group for $1,800. The 126-pound Reserve Hampshire shown by Bailee Amstutz of Richwood sold to S&S Volvo and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 117-pound Reserve Montadale shown by Andrew Guthrie, Washington C.H. sold to Mike Bumgarner, United Producers, Inc. and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 133-pound Reserve Natural Color shown by Erin Dilger-Lawrence of Hebron sold to Huffman’s Market and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 129-pound Reserve Grand Champion Open Class Lamb shown by Nevaeh Powers of Fayette was purchased by Buckeye Online Equipment for $1,300. The 134-pound Reserve Oxford shown by Elizabeth Shatto (Madison Shatto pictured) of Ft. Loramie sold to UPI-Credit Services, United Producers, Inc. and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 122-pound Reserve Shropshire shown by Sarah Young of Leesburg sold to Huffman’s Market and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The 138-pound Reserve Suffolk shown by Elizabeth Shatto (Madison Shatto pictured) of Ft. Loramie sold to Harrod Insurance Agency, Inc., Mark Wallen and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225. The138-pound Reserve Southdown shown by Kole Justin of Richwood sold to Salon 122-Kerry Duncan, Josie and Drue Duncan, ASE Feeds, New Edition Club Lambs, and Mark Wallen for $2,550 . The 137-pound Champion AOB shown by Andrew Guthrie of Washington C.H. sold to Balfanz Club Lambs, Shroyer Show Stockand and the OSIA LEAD Council for $1,225.All exhibitors in the 2017 Market Lamb Sale got at least $1,225 with contributions from the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and LEAD Council including Stitzlein Club Lambs, Amstutz Club Lambs, Kalmbach Feeds, Umbarger Feeds, Show Managers of the Mark Banbury Scholarship and Buckeye Blowout Show, Shroyer Show Stock, Ericka and Chris Haines (in memory of Susan Siefert), Elvin Elifritz Double E Dorsets, Devitt Club Lambs, Zimmerly Club Lambs, Howell Farms, Team Johnson Club Lambs, LuLaRoe with Jordan Butler, and Anonymous in honor of Ann Mumaw for dedication to agriculture.last_img read more

US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss

first_imgView comments Panama trailed 1-0 to Costa Rica at halftime and Honduras was behind 2-1 to Mexico, but both rallied against nations that already had clinched berths. Gabriel Torres scored for Panama in the 52nd minute on a shot that did not appear to cross the goal line, and Honduras went ahead on Guillermo Ochoa’s own goal in the 54th and Romell Quioto’s goal in the 60th.At that point, the 28th-ranked Americans were playoff bound, but Roman Torres scored in the 88th minute to give Panama a 2-1 win, a third-place finish with 13 points and its first World Cup berth. Honduras finished fourth on goal difference and goes to the playoff.The Americans, who would have qualified with 13 points because of a superior goal difference, instead had 12 points and finished fifth in the hexagonal.“It’s a blemish for us,” coach Bruce Arena said. “We should not be staying home for this World Cup and I take the responsibility for that.”American players were not aware of the scores of the other games until after the final whistle.ADVERTISEMENT “Our center backs were not confident enough with the ball and really often in the first half we were playing eight against 10 because they really need to carry the ball and bring a player to the ball and then move it a little quicker,” he said. “Our forwards were not able to hold the ball. They did a poor job there. We didn’t get Pulisic into the game. We played poorly. The first goal was unfortunate. Those things happen. The second goal was an incredible shot. What can you say?”Gonzalez said Jones’ cross struck his left shin as he tried to prevent it from reaching Shahdon Winchester.“One of the most unlucky goals ever,” Gonzalez said. “It is one that will haunt me forever. … I never thought that I’d see this day. This is the worst day of my career.”USSF President Sunil Gulati said the result felt unreal.“It’s a huge disappointment for everybody: for players, for the staff, for coaches, for the federation,” Gulati said. “It’s not good enough, obviously. In some sense, 2022 starts tomorrow for us.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “We let down an entire nation today,” said defender Omar Gonzalez, whose 17th-minute own goal started the collapse.Gonzalez casually tried to clear Alvin Jones’ cross and sent it looping from 15 yards over the outstretched right arm of Tim Howard. Jones doubled the deal in the 37th minute with a 35-yard strike.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 shutoutChristian Pulisic, the Americas’ rising 19-year-old star, scored in the 47th minute, giving the U.S. hope.Clint Dempsey, at 34 trying to make it to a fourth World Cup, entered at the start of the second half and was denied by goalkeeper Adrian Foncette’s leaping save in the 69th and hit a post from 22 yards in the 77th. Bobby Wood’s header in the 88th was sent wide by Foncette.Even a defeat could have earned a berth, but only if Panama and Honduras both lost. And if the U.S. and only one of those rivals were beaten, the Americans would have finished fourth and advanced to a playoff next month against Australia. Read Next United States’ Christian Pulisic, (10) is comforted after losing 2-1 against Trinidad and Tobago during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match  in Couva, Trinidad, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)COUVA, Trinidad — Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans’ chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion.Needing only a tie and confident of victory against the world’s 99th-ranked team, the U.S. was eliminated from World Cup contention Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that ended a run of seven straight American appearances at soccer’s showcase.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games James returns, Cavaliers debut new starting lineup LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img “When I looked over at the bench and everyone was sitting down,” Gonzalez said, “I could just see from the looks on their faces that it wasn’t good.”Back in 1989, Trinidad needed merely a tie to reach its first World Cup, but Paul Caligiuri’s long-range goal in the 30th minute put the U.S. in the tournament for the first time since 1950.That game was played before a crowd of 35,000-plus at National Stadium in the capital of Port-of-Spain. With Trinidad already eliminated, this one drew a few hundred fans at Ato Boldon Stadium, 24 miles to the south.The U.S. entered its final qualifier with a berth uncertain for the first time since 1989. Home losses to Mexico last November and Costa Rica caused the U.S. Soccer Federation to fire Jurgen Klinsmann and bring back Arena, the U.S. coach from 1998-2006. But after a loss to Costa Rica in New Jersey last month, there was little margin for error.Shocked American players slumped on the bench, and center back Matt Besler sat on the field after the final whistle as Panama’s game ended and then Costa Rica’s. Dejected U.S. players filed into their locker rooms with blank looks.“You can go around in circles a million times over again, but the reality is that it was all there for us and we have nobody to blame but ourselves,” U.S. captain Michael Bradley said.Arena, a 66-year-old member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, agreed with his usual bluntness.“We foolishly brought Trinidad into the game with the own goal,” the coach said. “That was a big goal for Trinidad psychologically. That got them motivated.”Missing the World Cup is a devastating blow to the USSF, which has steadily built the sport in the last quarter-century with the help of sponsors and television partners. It also is a trauma for Fox, which broadcasts the next three World Cups after taking the U.S. rights from ESPN. The USSF hopes to co-host the 2026 tournament with Mexico and Canada, and Morocco is the only other bidder.“Every time you have a setback you have to look at things, re-evaluate and get better,” 38-year-oldgoalkeeper Tim Howard said. “And as a program we have to get better. This hex proved that. There’s somegood teams on the up and up and we’ve got our work cut out for us.”Arena left his lineup unchanged from Friday’s 4-0 rout of Panama in Florida, but the Americans couldn’t generate the needed energy and emotion. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

According To ESPN’s FPI, All 10 SEC Teams Are Favored In Their Bowl Games

first_imgESPN's FPI for SEC teams in bowl games.espn fpi all sec teams favoredWe’re halfway through bowl season, but the SEC – which has 10 teams that qualified for the postseason – has yet to play a contest. That changes tonight when LSU takes on Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl. The Tigers, according to ESPN’s FPI, have a 70% chance to win.In fact, according to EPSN’s FPI, all 10 Southeastern Conference squads have a higher than 50% chance to win.Tuesday, the SEC Network tweeted out a graphic that shows the percentage chances for each SEC team. Surprisingly, both Florida (vs. Michigan) and Texas A&M (vs. Louisville) are favored despite issues at the quarterback position.The SEC is favored in ALL 10 of their bowl games according to ESPN’s FPI.— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) December 28, 2015To be clear, ESPN’s FPI is not Las Vegas odds. And obviously, the SEC won’t go undefeated this bowl season. But it’s an interesting graphic, to say the least.last_img read more

Brodosplit to Build Megaship Blocks for Fincantieri

first_imgBrodograđevna industrija Split (Brodosplit) and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have signed two new contracts for the construction of fitted sections (grand blocks) for mega cruisers, which are being built in Italian shipyards.The first contract concerns the construction of sections over 1,200 tons of steel equipped with pipe fitting and locksmith components as well as electrical routing with delivery deadline in the first half of 2019. This includes front part of the hull which will be loaded on a barge and towed to the Italian shipyard where it will be mounted on the ship.With the second contract Brodosplit has been awarded a project for building the central section of the ship whose overall length is over 100 meters and weight over 3,000 tons, with delivery deadline in the second half of 2019. The construction will be watertight on both sides and self-towed to the Italian shipyard.Brodosplit informed that, based on these and other contracts which are in preparation, the company would see a monthly income of more than EUR 5 million, resulting in a profit of around EUR 67.6 million a year in the period from 2019 – 2025.The agreement on long-term business and technical cooperation until 2025 is the result of the cooperation between Brodosplit and the Fincantieri Group, which dates back to 2014, during which Brodosplit has built and delivered fitted sections for three mega cruisers which are being built in their shipyards.In accordance with the agreed plans, engagement of a certain part of the Brodosplit workers for temporary work in the shipyard owned by the Fincantieri group is under preparation, and it will include performing special finishing works for luxurious cruise ships.last_img read more

Amazon Studios Shuts Down Open ScriptSubmission Program

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Here’s how Amazon Studios explained the move: “As we have grown and evolved over the last several years, we are making changes to our website and closing our open call for script and concept submissions… Thank you all for your contributions.” The division’s FAQ now includes info about the shutdown, telling visitors, “At Amazon we are always reinventing ourselves and looking for ways to become even more efficient.” The shutdown of the program was reported previously by Engadget. Since its inception in 2010, Amazon Studios has touted a technocratic approach to entertainment development — with an open submission process for scripts and projects promising to let anyone break into showbiz, and potentially have their idea turned into a movie or TV show if it was up-voted to the top of the pile.Now, Amazon Studios’ crowdsourced-script program is dead, a tacit acknowledgement by the ecommerce giant’s entertainment division that it will only produce stuff greenlit the traditional, Hollywood way.As of April 13, 2018, Amazon Studios is no longer accepting unsolicited submissions. It will continue to review and evaluate submissions it’s already received through June 30, according to a notice on its website. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Weekly football predictions Week 5

Quinn Pitcock Last week: 3-0 Overall: 9-4 Picks: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon Justin Zwick Last week: 3-0 Overall: 11-2 Picks: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon Zack Meisel Last week: 1-2 Overall: 6-7 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan State, Alabama, Stanford Dallas Lauderdale Last week: 3-0 Overall: 9-4 Picks: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon James Laurinaitis Last week: 3-0 Overall: 9-4 Picks: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon Last week, Justin Zwick, James Laurinaitis, Dallas Lauderdale and Quinn Pitcock all predicted the same winners for the three games of the week. Lantern sports editor Zack Meisel opted to be different. He was the only participant to choose Arkansas over Alabama and West Virginia over LSU. Poor decision. Meisel went 1-2, while the other four completed a perfect week at 3-0. This week, it’s more of the same, as Zwick, Laurinaitis, Lauderdale and Pitcock all envision the same outcome for the four games selected. Zwick leads the way with an 11-2 mark, while Lauderdale, Laurinaitis and Pitcock sit at 9-4. THIS WEEK’S GAMES: No. 2 Ohio State @ Illinois No. 11 Wisconsin @ No. 24 Michigan State No. 7 Florida @ No. 1 Alabama No. 9 Stanford @ No. 4 Oregon read more

No 11 Illinois routs No 8 Ohio State mens basketball 7455

All week long the players and coaches of the Ohio State men’s basketball team stressed the importance of being ready for every Big Ten game. “Every game in the Big Ten is going to be a tough game,” said junior point guard Aaron Craft. The Buckeyes learned how true that statement was, the hard way, while being routed by Illinois, 74-55, on Saturday in Champaign, Ill. OSU looked flat and sloppy from the opening tip and trailed by double-digits for most of the game. In fact, the Buckeyes played so poorly that they committed nearly as many turnovers, 16, as they had made shots, 20. OSU was also outrebounded, 39-28. OSU junior forward Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 24 points, but it wasn’t enough for an OSU team that’s still searching for a second scorer to assist Thomas. Against Illinois, the rest of the Buckeyes shot a combined 28 percent from the floor for 31 points. Senior guard Brandon Paul led Illinois (14-2) in scoring with 19 points on 6-12 shooting. The Illini had four players score in double figures. OSU is now 0-3 against opponents ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll. As it stands, OSU has been defeated by the No. 1, No. 5 and No. 11-ranked teams in the country. With the loss OSU falls to 11-3 on the season and 1-1 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes play next on the road against Purdue on Jan. 8. Purdue defeated Illinois in its Big Ten opener on Jan. 2. read more