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Patrick Valcke -- Une vie pour le vélo

Rencontre avec Patrick Valcke (Team JPP)

Il n’est pas rare de retrouver dans les pelotons UFOLEP, des personnalités qui ont été coureur ou qui ont côtoyé les plus grands champions. Patrick Valcke en est un des meilleurs exemples. Il est passé successivement de mécanicien à directeur sportif avant devenir consultant sur Radio France. C’est en 2005 qu’il décide de prendre une nouvelle direction en rejoignant le RC Lens où il gère les relations médias. Il n’en a pas pourtant oublié le vélo puisqu’il use ses cuissards depuis quelques années au sein des pelotons UFOLEP dans l’équipe JPP chère au célèbre Jean Pierre Papin. Un caractère fort qui le pousse toujours vers le haut avec parfois des petits gestes qu’il a regrétté par la suite. Il prépare minutieusement l’année 2016 pour briller. Il a rejoint les rangs des adhérents VELODOM et pour cela un grand merci à lui.

Le reporter de VELODOM l’a rencontré, le coureu…

Seton Hall vs Creighton - Preview

Scouting Seton Hall
Seton Hall is 12-3 on the season and tied for second place in the BIG EAST with a 2-1 league mark. Seton Hall starts 5 sophomores, a group headed by former McDonald’s All-American Isaiah Whitehead (15.5 ppg., 4.5 apg.). Khadeen Carrington (13.9 ppg.) and Desi Rodriguez (12.0 ppg) also score in double-figures, while Angel Delgado (9.3 ppg., 9.9 rpg.) is second in the BIG EAST in rebounds per game.  The Pirates score 73.9 PPG and shoot 44.6% from the field, 34% from three-point range and 65% at the line. SHU yields 64.4 PPG, allowing opponents to shoot 40.4%.

Scouting Creighton
Creighton is 11-5 on the season, including an 8-2 mark at home and a 2-0 mark on neutral floors. The Bluejays are 2-1 in league play after an 80-70 win at St. John’s on New Year’s Eve, an 85-71 setback to No. 16 Villanova last Saturday, and a 79-66 win over Georgetown on Tuesday.
The Bluejays are scoring an impressive 85.4 PPG (10th nationally) and have 4 men averaging more than 11 PPG. Boston …

N.J.'s Derrick Gordon, 1st openly gay D1 basketball player, ready to lead for Seton Hall


By Jeremy Schneider | NJ Advance Media For
October 30, 2015

SOUTH ORANGE — There was a point last spring when it became clear that Seton Hall had a chance to land UMass transfer Derrick Gordon — a 6-foot-3 guard from Plainfield, N.J., known for his tenacious defense, and for being the first openly gay Division 1 basketball player.
When coach Kevin Willard took the temperature of the locker room, it was quickly evident his players were much more interested in Gordon's defense than his sexual orientation.

"I have a great group of guys. I got them all together and said, 'Hey, we've got a chance to get Derrick. Everyone knows. Does anybody have an issue?' They all looked at me and said, 'Coach, as long as he can help us win games, that's what it's all about,'" Willard said at the team's media day on Thursday. "They've welcome…

The Big East's Forgotten Sons: Looking at the conference's under-the-radar point guards


Jan 8, 2016

What a time to be alive for the Big East. The AP Top 25 is littered with teams from the conference, bracketology experts have five teams in the fold and Xavier and Villanova are leading the way in the national RPI rankings.

However, with all the national publicity, there are still some that are flying under the radar. This is bound to happen. There are more than 340 Division I teams after all. However, we at Big East Coast Bias are not bogged down by those other 330 or so. With that in mind, its time for the players that are being unfairly ignored to get their due. Here is just a sampling.

Maurice Watson  Creighton appears to be on the bounce-back trail which is good news for all across the Nebraska region considering the Cornhuskers days of glory were short-lived. The Bluejays have already won 11 games this season after managing all of 1…

Braeden Anderson’s journey from academic ineligibility to law school


By Rob Dauster Nov 13, 2015, 12:45 PM EST

Today, Braeden Anderson is the NCAA’s poster boy, everything they could dream a student-athlete to be.

He finished his undergraduate degree with two years of eligibility remaining, transferring from Fresno State to Seton Hall so he can use scholarship money to pay for his first two years of law school. He did that despite being uprooted from his first school midway through freshman year. He did that despite being in a car accident that should have left him paralyzed.

Today, Braeden Anderson is talking to the media about the importance of student-athletes being, yanno, students. He’s trumpeting the value of an education. He’s pleading with his basketball and football-playing peers to take advantage of the scholarship that’s put in front of them.

“The benefit that you’re getting, the reason that schools are able to make million…

Big East, cercasi gerarchie

Come a San Silvestro, anche nel super sabato dopo le feste: due partite di college basketball, due partite con in campo le "altre forze" della Big East appena cominciata.
Si parte con Georgetown-DePaul.  Sopravvalutati in prestagione, gli Hoyas - specie in casa, al Verizon Center di Washington, DC - sono più forti di quel che sembrano, ma restano ancora tanto, tanto discontinui. I ragazzi di coach John Thompson III, sempre sotto gli occhi attenti di papà John Thompson Jr. in tribuna, saranno quelli che hanno strapazzato Syracuse o quelli capaci di farsi battere da Radford? Contro i Blue Demons di coach Dave Leitao, però, attenti a quei due - Billy Garrett (#5) e Myke Henry (#4) - e alla stazza di Tommy Hamilton IV.
Di ancora più complicata lettura la partita delle 20: al Prudential Center di Newark, New Jersey, Seton Hall ospita Creighton, che l'ultimo dell'anno ha sbancato la Carnesecca Arena nel Queens, battendo di dieci St. John's.
I Bluejays sono lunghi e gr…