Community News Faith & Religion Events Crescenta Valley Community Church: Free Easter Egg Hunt Published on Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 9:48 pm Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Crescenta Valley Community Church and Kid’s Place invites everyone to their Free Easter Egg Hunt. Everyone is welcome and free to bring along their friends and family.There will be two Super Egg Hunts at 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. plus, “Golden Eggs Win a Basket!”This Easter Egg Hunt is brought to you as a gift from the Crescenta Valley Community Church. For more questions about the egg hunt contact Beth at CVCC (818) 249-5808 ext. 23.Crescenta Valley Community Church, 4001 La Crescenta Avenue, La Crescenta, (818) 249-5805 or visit www.cvchurch.com. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty
75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feireater 24/11/15Next articleLetterkenny Institute of Technology lecturers protest over funding and educational concerns News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Joe McHugh welcome latest poll findings for Fine Gael ahead of GE2016 Homepage BannerNews A new poll suggests Fine Gael will be the biggest party in the Dail after the election and could even be in a position to form a government with the help of some independents.The latest Ipsos/MRBI survey in today’s Irish Times has support for Fine Gael at 30 percent – up 2 since September.But support for Labour continues to fall – it’s down one to 7 percent.Sinn Féin is currently at 21, Fianna Fáil has dropped one to 19 and support for Independents or others is down 2 to 23 percent.Junior Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the findings of the poll but says he is acutely aware that the recovery is not as strong in Donegal:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/joewebPOLL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest By News Highland – November 26, 2015 Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
On 17 January, Brazilian Army helicopters sped up the tasks of rescue and bringing in supplies in areas impacted by the landslides and floods that have left at least 655 dead and contacted people who had been isolated for several days. A helicopter rescued five people in the morning, the Air Force said in a statement, due to the fact that improved weather conditions allowed the aircraft to fly more easily over the most affected areas, located around one hundred kilometers north of Río de Janeiro. Hundreds of people are believed to still be in areas at risk of new landslides, some of them isolated by washed-out roads and bridges, while others are refusing to leave for fear that their homes might be looted. The Army is operating four helicopters from an improvised base at the Brazilian national soccer team’s training field in Teresópolis. Heavy rains led to one of the worst natural disasters in Brazil’s history during the second week in January, when an avalanche of mud, water, and rocks leveled towns and villages in the picturesque region. The poorest residents, who lived in precarious homes, suffered the worst of the tragedy. The death toll has continually risen as rescue workers have dug more bodies out from under the mud and debris. The authorities have not issued an official estimate of the number of missing, but the local newspaper Folha de São Paulo said Monday that 120 people had not been found. Some residents have complained about what they characterize as a slow response by the authorities in sending basic supplies to isolated communities and helping those affected to dig out their deceased relatives and friends. “We want to go. We have no news, we don’t know whether our relatives have died,” Paulo da Silva, one of forty residents of an isolated area, told Folha de São Paulo. On 16 January, a new landslide near Petrópolis left three people dead, the local press reported, making evident the risks inherent in the forecasts of more rain for the region in coming days. By Dialogo January 19, 2011
By Dialogo August 17, 2015 The result of the VRAEM with regard to the soldiers, nothing is true for studies the youth may want to do in the future, it’s only given to the sons of colonels and other high ranking officials. What is the future of the others who serve the country for years, wanting to be representatives. When they have no influence I do agree that the battalion should clean up the Tiscapa lagoonbecause it surely has been dirtyand can contribute to the environment. “If the Armed Forces bolster the country’s fight against narco-terrorist organizations and the Peruvian government continues along the good path it has chosen, these people are going to see progress,” Col. Goicochea concluded. “In addition to becoming trainers in their own communities, the young Soldiers, will become leaders so that more youth may follow in their footsteps,” Col. Goicochea added. After the Armed Forces trains the young indigenous Soldiers for two months in marksmanship, physical fitness, communications, and survival skills, joint operations will be held in coordination with the Peruvian Navy, Air Force, and National Police. On July 16, Peruvian Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi officially opened the Army post, where Troops “will conduct joint operations for the welfare of the area’s population and will fight narco-terrorism,” he said. Approximately 80 Soldiers from the community of Matshiguengas, a major indigenous group that’s spread over a wide area in the departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, and Madre de Dios, are part of the country’s first military contingent for native communities in emergency zones such as the VRAEM. The Military has made great progress in its battle against the Shining Path guerrilla group, which operates in the VRAEM. But the Peruvian Military’s long-term goal is to recruit and train more Soldiers from native communities to serve in the VRAEM in order to help in the continuing battle against drug activity there, according to retired Peruvian Army Colonel José Goicochea Cacho. The Peruvian Army’s first group of indigenous Troops comprises a new command post in the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM), where the Armed Forces are combating drug-trafficking groups and other threats. Humanitarian assistance Security forces have also made strides in reducing the level of illegal coca cultivation in the VRAEM. Coca crops in the Andean country have declined from 49,800 hectares in 2013 to 42,900 hectares in 2014, according to a United Nations monitoring report. As a consequence of the Military’s efforts in the VRAEM, “the people (in the region) are going to see progress,” Col. Goicochea said. Security forces have dismantled the Shining Path’s Southern Column in the VRAEM; all that remains is the Northern Column, led by brothers José and Raúl Quispe Palomino, Vice Minister of Defense Iván Vega has told journalists. The Armed Forces utilize a strong humanitarian component while providing security in the VRAEM; Military personnel stationed at the Peruvian Naval Base at the Port of Ocopa support free medical appointments, school materials, and social support to 90 children through the Santa Teresita Shelter. The Military also provides the youngsters with courses in crafts and graphic arts, in addition to opportunities to participate in civil-military activities to promote patriotism. Serving in the Army not only gives indigenous Soldiers the chance to provide security in the VRAEM, but will also provide them subsequent opportunities. Once they have completed at least one year of Military service, these Troops will have the opportunity to obtain technical certifications to protect the country’s environment and biodiversity. Future opportunities In early August, the Military and police captured two important Shining Path leaders, Alexander Alarcón Soto, aka “Renán,” and Dionicio Ramos, aka “Yuri.” The new post is part of the Peruvian Army’s renewed commitment to bolstering its efforts to dismantle criminal drug-trafficking structures in the VRAEM, Col. Goicochea said. The Troops in the country’s first military contingent for native communities will also benefit from several programs offered by the Peruvian government, such as Beca 18, which provides technical or professional academic training at recognized universities and colleges to young people and registration in the nation’s Comprehensive Health System (SIS). Consequently, these Soldiers will be able to “combat narco-terrorism, fight illegal logging, prevent river pollution, and preserve biodiversity in the region,” Defense Minister Valakivi said. “Likewise, they will be able to create a self-defense committee under the supervision of personnel from the Valle Esmeralda Base.”
Six senators last week introduced the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015, S. 1726, which would ensure that legal marijuana businesses have access to financial institution accounts and be able to accept credit cards and write checks.Introduced last week by Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., S. 1726 would prevent federal regulators from prohibiting or penalizing a depository institution for providing financial services to a “legitimate state-sanctioned and regulated marijuana business.”According to the bill’s authors, marijuana businesses operating under state laws that have legalized medicinal or recreational marijuana have been mostly denied access to the banking system because institutions that provide them services can be prosecuted under federal law.“Without the ability to access bank accounts, accept credit cards or write checks, businesses must operate using large amounts of cash. This creates safety risks for businesses and surrounding communities, and makes it more difficult for local and state governments to collect taxes,” the senators said. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on April 27, 2016 at 6:29 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Syracuse lost out on one of its Class of 2017 targets on Tuesday afternoon when three-star running back Weston Bridges committed to Michigan State.The 5-foot-11, 190-pound rusher chose the Spartans over Syracuse, Rutgers, Purdue and Indiana. He announced the five finalists on Monday.The Copley (Ohio) High School junior is the 31st best running back in his class, according to Scout.com. He is also a three-star on 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, but ranks as the 44th best running back in his class. He is not graded by ESPN.com.He had 1,620 yards on 185 carries and punched in 29 scores on the ground during his junior season, per his Hudl.com player page. Per the page, he added eight pass catches for 157 yards and two scores.The Orange lost out on a three-star offensive player for the second time in a week. On April 20, three-star Florida wide receiver Daewood Davis flipped from SU to Florida Atlantic.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBridges visited Syracuse in February with four-star quarterback Kasim Hill. Bridges reportedly visited East Lansing, Michigan twice since early April. On his second visit, he told 247Sports that he received the MSU offer he’d been “praying” for.Syracuse’s running back situation in 2017 — barring transfers, redshirts or early departures for the NFL Draft — will be upperclassman heavy. The Orange will have eight running backs already, including one freshman (Jo-el Shaw), two sophomores (Otto Zaccardo and Moe Neal), four juniors (Jacob Hill, Dontae Strickland, Jordan Fredericks and Tyrone Perkins) and one senior (Ervin Philips).
Brendan Donohue, NBA 2K LeagueFresh from speaking at Leaders Week in London we caught up with the Managing Director of the NBA 2K League, Brendan Donohue. We found out more about the forthcoming inaugural season, their plans for commercial partnerships, the bid to find the best 85 players on the globe and more. Esports Insider: You mentioned that there’ll be a regular season but with tournaments intermittently to grow rivalries. Can you tell us more about this and the schedule? Brendan Donohue: So as far as the schedule is concerned, we want to make it the best of esports as well as the best of the NBA, so there will be a mix of regular season games and tournaments. In terms of more details on that, we’re right in the middle of discussions on media rights and we haven’t finalised our schedule!ESI: 2K players versus NBA players…how much focus will you put around creating content with this focus? Brendan: I would say that it’s great that our NBA players all authentically love the 2K game and that’s awesome that they’re so genuinely interested in the game, they play it in their own personal time.“Our first priority is building up the players that are going to be in the NBA 2K League and we want to make them the stars”Having said that, our first priority is building up the players that are going to be in the NBA 2K League and we want to make them the stars, in their own right so we’re really helping them to be successful in their play but also publicly. ESI: You stated 72% of NBA 2K players play another esports title. Do you expect the 17 teams involved to cotton on and expand their esports presence? Moreover, are you looking at the potential of competitions in other titles, and which titles in particular do you find exciting right now?Brendan: We do see that our players play other games. More broadly, they are fans of gaming in general. Having said that, in terms of our league looking at other titles we have more than enough to do launching the NBA 2K League and that is where 100% of our focus is.ESI: Tell us more about the in-game activations for brands. There’s clearly a major opportunity with this game especially for say apparel brands when it comes to The Neighbourhood.Brendan: Sure, so there are two different things we’re talking about, the retail version is NBA 2K18 whereas our league will be a totally separate version of the game.“The first thing we want to achieve is putting on a great game and making sure we get the best 85 players in the world”It’ll be the same game you’re used to seeing but as far as sponsorship activation goes, there are incredible opportunities. Things you would see, digital opportunities such as courtside signage or sponsorship on the stanchion or on the court. All those kind of things you’re accustomed to seeing in an NBA game. But we believe the larger opportunities really are helping sponsors activate in an authentic way to add value to the community, to the fan experience and the player experience. That’s where we see truly successful partnership activations in esports. ESI: Do you expect gambling to become a significant part of the viewer and engagement experience? Would you consider an official betting partner?Brendan: We’re aware of the activity that goes on with gambling in esports. Having said that, we’re still working on how we’re going to approach it and we haven’t finalised our plans around that area. ESI: What are your targets & expectations for season one? What do you want to have achieved when it comes to a close?Brendan: I think the first thing we want to achieve is putting on a great game and making sure we get the best 85 players in the world.“Our players will be given contracts and will have very competitive salaries, plus benefits, and they’ll be provided with housing by one of the 17 teams”We want to create the right environment for them to compete at the highest level and that’s our first goal. Beyond that, I want to make sure we are building an audience and in particular, a global audience. So that’s probably our primary focus.ESI: Will drafted players be contracted and salaried? Can you tell us more about how you’ll be looking after the players, and the teams, and what the model will be? Brendan: Yes, our players will be given contracts and will have very competitive salaries plus benefits, and they’ll be provided with housing by one of the 17 teams.“As far as sponsorship activation goes, there are incredible opportunities”We actually believe it’s one of the major advantages for the players in the NBA 2K League; the types of facilities and the types of resources our NBA teams have. You see it first hand with the Sixers [Philadelphia 76ers] who have Team Dignitas. They are actually using the Sixers practice facility and their medical staff to help with Team Dignitas so whether it’s helping players get educated on nutrition or sleep or the importance of those things as well as help from sports psychologists. These things are all relatively common in the NBA. We think there is a potential advantage for NBA 2K League players getting access to those resources. ESI: You mention brands that want to test the esports waters may see you as a safer transition, do you feel a burden of responsibility for esports’ wider commercial future because of this?Brendan: We feel like we have a responsibility to make sure our partners have good experiences. Whether it’s our current partners or new partners we’re finding through the NBA 2K League, we have a responsibility to make sure their activation and their experience with us is a positive one. And as I mentioned earlier, we also want to help them navigate the esports universe more broadly and so making sure they approach this in a very thoughtful and authentic way so that the audience is excited about their involvement in the game. They are adding value whether it’s through fan experience or adding value to the player experience. That’s really where we’ve seen the most successful sponsorship activations across esports.
And the issue of whether players should take a pay cut has rumbled on.Player welfareFormer England captain Wayne Rooney complained players had been treated like “guinea pigs” in the days before football was shut down.The push to suspend the season only gathered pace when Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive, demonstrating that even those in a relatively protected bubble were at risk.“We have reiterated that players are not just footballers but partners, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who share the same health concerns as everyone else during this pandemic,” said Bobby Barnes, deputy chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association.Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, who owns a stake in League Two side Salford City, went even further when he asked: “How many people have to die playing football in the Premier League before it becomes unpalatable?”Neville is one of many who believe economic angst is overriding the necessity for players to return to a safe environment while Baer-Hoffmann said putting pressure on players to come back could add to their anxiety.On top of the risk to their health, players would potentially face the mental toil of weeks away from their families, quarantined in hotels.Where would games be played?If matches are to return, it is most likely they will do so in a small number of venues across the country behind closed doors to minimise the number of ambulance, police, security and broadcast personnel needed.However, there are fears that fans could still congregate near stadiums either during matches or to celebrate major triumphs.Liverpool, 25 points ahead of reigning champions Manchester City at the top, are potentially two games away from wrapping up the title“Even if it was behind closed doors, there’d be many thousands of people who would turn up outside Anfield,” Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson told the BBC.“There’s not many people who would respect what we were saying and stay away from the ground. A lot of people would come to celebrate so I think it’s a non-starter.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League clubs will meet on Friday to discuss whether it is realistic to complete the season during the coronavirus crisis or whether they will have to brace for a devastating financial hit.The Dutch season has already been called off, Belgium looks set to go the same way and French clubs met Thursday to decide whether to declare their season over.But with the English top-flight facing an eye-watering estimated loss of £1 billion ($1.25 billion) if no more football is played, there is a huge incentive to play the 92 remaining games if feasible.The Premier League also appears to have the support of the government in Britain, which now has the third-highest death toll in the world from COVID-19.Speaking in parliament last week, Oliver Dowden, Britain’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, said he had been in talks with league chiefs over getting football up and running again.Liverpool fans will be the keenest for the season to restart, with Jurgen Klopp’s side on the brink of their first league title for 30 years when matches were suspended in March.AFP Sport looks at the issues the Premier League is facing:TestingTesting has been a thorny political issue during the pandemic in Britain, with many frontline workers unable to access tests until recently.Although capacity has been ramped up as the government raced to meet a target of 100,000 tests a day by the end of April, there is still unease at the prospect of young, healthy footballers being regularly tested when other members of society are not.Players and officials could be tested up to twice a week, according to a Sky Sports report on Thursday.“Are we sending the right message to society? Does it encourage a healthy return or does it maybe send a bad signal suggesting football has different rules than the rest of the world,” said Jonas Baer-Hoffmann, general secretary of players’ union FIFPro.The Premier League can ill afford another PR disaster in the midst of the crisis after several stumbles so far.Liverpool, Tottenham and Bournemouth have backtracked on their plans to use government money to prop up the wages of non-playing staff due to public pressure.
6 Aug 2015 England’s girls to play off for title Meanwhile, England’s defence of the Boys’ Home Internationals ended in disappointment after the team was beaten by Scotland 9½ – 5½ in the title clash at Conwy, Wales.The teams couldn’t be separated after the foursomes which finished level at 2½ – 2½, but the singles went Scotland’s way.England captain Derek Hughes said: “Scotland were very good and deserving winners. They didn’t give us an inch today. At one stage it looked like we were going to do well in the foursomes but they came back at us.“We didn’t give it away, they took it away. I feel sorry for the boys because they did their best, it just didn’t work out this week.” England will play Ireland tomorrow in a ‘winner takes all’ finale to the Girls’ Home Internationals at Lanark in Scotland.A win tomorrow will give England (pictured) a record eighth consecutive win in this championship and their 13th win in 15 years. If Ireland win it will be their first success in this event.Today, England beat Scotland 5½ – 3½ for their second win in this series, while Ireland defeated Wales 7-2 to maintain their winning record.England started well, with a 2-1 win in the foursomes, before adding 3½ points from the singles.
It’s Pete Carroll’s program. It’s Matt Leinart’s team. And has been from the moment Leinart took the field as the USC Trojans’ starting quarterback, 38 games (and 37 victories) ago. Thirty-nine consecutive starts. Three consecutive seasons of more than 3,000 passing yards, 10,238 yards total. Ninety-eight touchdown passes against 22 interceptions. A career interception rate of 1.8 percent, an NCAA-record low. All while directing an attack as complicated as any in the nation. Watch USC’s offense tonight. See how often USC lines up in a formation you already have seen. Might never happen. Appreciate how often Leinart has two wide receivers. Then three. Then four and five. Operating from under center, or from the shotgun. Watch how often he changes the play at the line of scrimmage, backing away to shout instructions to teammates. Watch his eyes, his head, as he scans the field, on pass plays. First option, second option, third, fourth, fifth. Knowing where all those receivers are at any split second, and being able to deliver the ball to any of them. That is the sort of intellectual mastery of a complicated offense you normally expect only from the National Football League’s elite. Peyton Manning, perhaps. Tom Brady. Leinart has had help, no question. His coaches. It doesn’t get much better than Pete Carroll, former offensive coordinator Norm Chow, current coordinator Lane Kiffin. His teammates. Reggie Bush has been handy. As have LenDale White, Dwayne Jarrett, Steve Smith and a standout offensive line that has kept pass rushers largely at bay. But none of those worthies have been the consistent factor in USC’s offensive success as Leinart has been during this 37-1 run. Carroll coaches the defense. Chow left a year ago. Bush and White played behind Hershel Dennis the first half of 2003. Jarrett wasn’t on campus in 2003, and Smith was a backup. No other Trojan will have started all 39 games during this three-year surge. Safety Darnell Bing is closest, at 34 games. Lineman Fred Matua is next, at 31 starts, followed by Frostee Rucker at 29. Meaning Leinart is durable. Gutsy, too. He came back from knee and ankle injuries to lead a rally in 2003 at Arizona State. Same venue, same team, he overcame a first-half concussion on a late hit to lead a rally from 21-3 down to a 38-28 victory last October. Not bad for an upper-middle class kid from Orange County. One who was chubby and cross-eyed as a youth. To examine Leinart’s game-by-game numbers is to begin to get a sense of how important he has been. His worst game in 38 starts? Probably vs. Cal last season, when he was 15-for-24 for 164 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 23-17 victory. Which would be a nice effort for most college quarterbacks. Meanwhile, he has passed for 200 yards or more 35 times in 38 games. For more than 300 yards 11 times. And for at least three touchdowns in a game 20 times. Leinart won the Heisman in 2004. He perhaps should have won it in 2005, as well. In the final weeks of Leinart’s college career, it has became fashionable to criticize him. He isn’t mobile. He doesn’t have the strongest arm in the country. His numbers are the product of a system. Reggie Bush is USC’s real MVP. But without Leinart and the threat of the quick-strike touchdown through the air, how often would Bush have faced defenses stacked against the run? Who is more indispensable? To wit: Is USC better off with backup tailback LenDale White in the game . . . or with backup quarterback John David Booty? Leinart is special. Let’s not forget that. Regardless of what happens against Texas. Had Leinart not spurned the NFL (and millions of dollars) for one more year of college football, we are convinced USC would not be playing for the national title tonight. Or have you forgotten the fourth-and-9 bullet to Jarrett at Notre Dame? We expect he will be outstanding against Texas. He has a 38-game track record to prompt that prediction. But we might not thoroughly appreciate what Matt Leinart did for USC for three amazing seasons – 2003, 2004, 2005 – until next September. When somebody other than No. 11 is lining up behind center for USC. Paul Oberjuerge’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Readers may reach him at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Instead, Leinart gave us our first glimpse of his quality. His first pass? For a touchdown. His first-game statistics? Seventeen completions in 30 attempts, 192 yards, no interceptions . . . in a 23-0 USC upset victory. The Trojans hardly have suffered a hiccup since. Leinart concludes his college career tonight in the Rose Bowl vs. second-ranked Texas. One more victory, and he becomes the first quarterback to lead his college team to three national championships. He has been so good, so durable, so dependable for so long, many of us take for granted his sublime skill, talent and polish. His almost unparalleled accomplishments. Aug. 30, 2003. Leinart was a redshirt sophomore who had never thrown a pass in a college game. Playing before 80,000 hostile fans at sixth-ranked Auburn. It was an environment created for rookie jitters. For an ugly meltdown by a green kid taking snaps for the underdog visitors.