In the United States, a sophomore is a student in the second year of study at high school or college. The 10th grade is the second year of a student's high school period and is referred to as sophomore year. In How to Read a Book, the Aristotelean philosopher and founder of the "Great Books of the Western World" program Mortimer Adler says, "There have always been literate ignoramuses, who have read too and not well; the Greeks had a name for such a mixture of learning and folly which might be applied to the bookish but poorly read of all ages. They are all'sophomores'."High-school sophomores are expected to begin preparing for the college application process, including increasing and focusing their extracurricular activities. Students at this level are considered to be developing greater ability for abstract thinking. A sophomore is a student in the second year of high college in the United States. In the United States, college sophomores are advised to begin thinking of career options and to get involved in volunteering or social organisations on or near campus.
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The Charlotte Observer
The Charlotte Observer is a newspaper serving Charlotte and its metro area. It has the largest circulation in South Carolina, it is owned by The McClatchy Company. The Observer serves Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and the surrounding counties of Iredell, Union, York, Gaston and Lincoln. Home delivery service in outlying counties has declined in recent years, with delivery times growing as the paper has outsourced circulation services outside the primary Charlotte area. Circulation at The Charlotte Observer has been declining for many years; the most recent period showed that Charlotte Observer circulation totaled 155,497 daily and 212,318 Sunday. The newspaper has an online presence and its staff oversees a NASCAR news website, a corresponding syndicated feature, That's Racin'; the paper's television partner is WBTV. The Observer offices include editors and designers that makeup the McClatchy NewsDesk-East, responsible for the production of The Charlotte Observer and McClatchy newspapers from across the region.
From 1927 to 2016, The Charlotte Observer was headquartered at 600 South Tryon Street. The facility included editorial offices, management offices, advertising offices, plus a large printing facility with a tunnel and underground railway system to feed paper to the presses. In 2016, the editorial offices moved to the NASCAR building on South Caldwell Street; the old facility was redeveloped into office space. The paper was founded in 1886, it was purchased by Knight Newspapers in 1955. Knight merged with Ridder Publications to form Knight Ridder in 1974; the Observer became the fourth-largest newspaper in the Knight Ridder chain. In 1959, The Observer purchased Charlotte's afternoon newspaper. All operations were merged except editorial content, fused in 1983; the Observer ended circulation of the afternoon News in 1985. The paper has won five Pulitzer Prizes. McClatchy purchased most of Knight Ridder's newspapers, including The Observer, in 2006; this made The Observer a sister publication of the state's second-largest paper, The News and Observer of Raleigh.
As of spring 2008, it is the fifth-largest newspaper in the McClatchy chain. McClatchy's share value has been in decline since the purchase; the stock has lost over 95% of its value, far worse than many remaining newspaper companies. 1968 -- Editorial cartooning, Eugene Payne 1981 -- Meritorious staff. 1988 -- Editorial cartooning, Doug Marlette 1988 -- Meritorious staff. 2014 – Editorial cartooning, Kevin Siers The Charlotte Observer prices are: daily, $1.25 and Sunday/Thanksgiving Day, $3.00 Price is higher outside Mecklenburg and adjacent counties or states. Jack Betts Richard Oppel List of newspapers in North Carolina Official website Charlotte Five That's Racin' Stepp, Carl Sessions. "Caught in the Contradiction". American Journalism Review. Retrieved 2007-04-18; the Charlotte Observer at McClatchy McClatchy's falling stock price since purchasing The Charlotte Observer
The Buffalo Braves were an American professional basketball franchise based in Buffalo, New York. The Braves competed in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division from 1970 until 1978. In 1978, Braves owner John Y. Brown Jr. swapped franchises with then-Boston Celtics owner Irv Levin, who moved the team to San Diego, where it was renamed the San Diego Clippers. The franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1984, is now known as the Los Angeles Clippers; the Braves were one of three NBA expansion franchises -- 71 season. Owned by an investment firm that had few ties to Buffalo, by the end of the first season, Paul Snyder, a 33-year-old entrepreneur who had cashed in on the sale of his Freezer Queen business, had bought the franchise, they played their home games at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, sharing the arena with another new franchise, the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres, who debuted in 1970, as well local college basketball teams that had used the auditorium for decades prior.
Because the Braves only had third choice of dates at the auditorium, from 1971–75, the Braves were forced to play a total of 16 home games at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The NBA had two previous teams in the Rochester Royals and the Syracuse Nationals; as of 2018, the Braves are the last New York State-based team to be based somewhere other than New York City, where the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets play. The team's first head coach was Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes and the franchise's first star players were Bob Kauffman and Don May, who were acquired in the 1970 NBA Expansion Draft. However, in the NBA Draft of 1970, Buffalo passed on hometown hero Calvin Murphy, a 5-foot-9 point guard from Niagara University and picked Princeton graduate, John Hummer, as their first round draft pick. Murphy would be inducted into the Hall of Fame; as is typical of first-year expansion teams, the Braves finished with a dismal record, 22–60, seven games ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers, their expansion cousins, who finished at 15–67.
Kauffman, who averaged 4.3 points per game the previous year with the Chicago Bulls, led Buffalo in scoring with 20.4 points per game and earned a spot on the 1971 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team. The Braves repeated their 22–60 record in the 1971–72 season, but did make good acquisitions that would make the club better. Buffalo drafted center Elmore Smith from Kentucky State University and local favorite Randy Smith from Buffalo State College. Johnny McCarthy replaced Schayes one game into the season as the team's head coach; the team did worse in the 1972–73 season, as it went 21–61 under new head coach Dr. Jack Ramsay. In a showcase of the futility of the'72-'73 Braves, during the team's fifth game of the season on October 20, 1972 the team set an NBA record which still stands for most points in a single quarter with 58, still managed to lose to the Boston Celtics 126-118; the Braves' big move that season was drafting forward/center Bob McAdoo from North Carolina. The team made its first playoff appearance in 1974, in which they faced the Celtics and lost in six games.
That season, McAdoo posted averages of 30.6 points and 15.1 rebounds. That season, the Braves rookie Ernie DiGregorio won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. In 1974–75, McAdoo was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, averaging 34.5 points, 14.1 rebounds. and 2.12 blocks per game, while shooting 51.2% from the field and 80.5% from the free-throw line. The Braves made trips to the playoffs in both 1974–75 and 1975–76, the latter of which would be their last playoff berth playing in Buffalo; the Braves by this point were a modest success, both off. So, by 1976 Snyder was facing severe pressure to sell the team and get it out of Buffalo. In a 2016 interview, Snyder laid particular blame on Father James Demske, who represented the Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball team; this in turn angered the NBA. At the time, Snyder's more public feuds were with the Sabres, who represented Buffalo's old money circuit compared to the more nouveau riche status of Snyder; the June 15, 1976 issue of Buffalo's Courier-Express blasted the headline "Braves Go to Florida, Leaving'Hockey Town'".
Snyder had a handshake deal to sell the team for $6.1 million to hotel owner Irving Cowan, who would move the Braves to the Hollywood Sportatorium outside of Miami, Florida. However, the city of Buffalo filed a $10 million damage suit to block the move; the sale fell through and the Braves and the city signed a new 15-year Memorial Auditorium lease in July wi
In United States education, a senior is a student in the fourth year of study. In the United States, the twelfth grade is the fourth and final year of a student's high school period and is referred to as his/her senior year. In England and Wales, students in their tenth year and above in Secondary School are seniors. In the province of Ontario, high school students in their third year and above are considered to be seniors, while in the province of Alberta, only grade twelves are counted as seniors though both provinces are Canadian. In the states of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia, senior refers to the final two years of high school. In the United States, the fourth year that a student has been at a higher institution, is known as the senior year. In college athletics, a student in their final year of eligibility is known as a senior; the term super senior is used in the United States to refer to a fifth-year student who has not completed the graduation requirements by the end of the fourth year, thus is required to stay an additional year to complete said requirements.
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Power forward (basketball)
The power forward known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. It has been referred to as the "post" position. Power forwards play a role similar to that of center, they play offensively with their backs towards the basket and position themselves defensively under the basket in a zone defense or against the opposing power forward in man-to-man defense. The power forward position entails a variety of responsibilities, one of, rebounding. Many power forwards are noted for their mid-range jump-shot, several players have become accurate from 12 to 18 feet. Earlier, these skills were more exhibited in the European style of play; some power forwards, known as stretch fours, have since extended their shooting range to three-point field goals. In the NBA, power forwards range from 6' 8" to 7' 0" while in the WNBA, power forwards are between 6' 1" and 6' 4". Despite the averages, a variety of players fit "tweener" roles which finds them in the small forward or center position depending on matchups and coaching decisions.
Some power forwards play the center position and have the skills, but lack the height, associated with that position
Dave Meyers (basketball)
David William Meyers was an American basketball player who played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. The forward played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins, he was an All-American as a senior in 1975, when he won his second national championship with UCLA. He was drafted in the first round of the 1975 NBA draft with the second overall pick, played four years professionally with the Bucks. Born in San Diego, Meyers was one of 11 children of Bob and Pat Meyers. Bob was a standout basketball player at Marquette University and was the Warriors' captain in 1944–45. Meyers attended high school at Sonora High School in California; as a senior, he averaged 22.7 points per game in leading the Raiders to the Orange League title and, in the postseason, the California Southern Section AA championship. Meyers was named AA Player of the Year; as a sophomore in 1972–73, Meyers played a backup role on the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team, averaging 4.9 points per game, sixth on the team, 2.9 rebounds.
UCLA won the Pac-8 title, went 30–0 and captured the 1973 NCAA championship with an 87–66 win over Memphis State. Meyers recorded three rebounds in the championship game; as a junior in 1973–74, Meyers became a starter on a front line with future Hall of Famers Bill Walton and Jamaal Wilkes. Meyers averaged 5.7 rebounds. In 1974–75, with Walton and Wilkes graduated, the Bruins reloaded and Meyers was the senior starter on a front line with two sophomores and future All-Americans Marques Johnson and Richard Washington. Meyers led the team in both scoring and rebounding with 18.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game with a.484 field goal percentage. He won the John Wooden Award as UCLA's Most Valuable Player, he was a consensus first-team All-American; the Bruins went 28–3 and won the NCAA championship in the 1975 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, the team's 10th in a 12-year span, with a 92–85 win over Kentucky. Meyers recorded 11 rebounds in the championship game. Meyers appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1975 with the headline "UCLA Still Best in the West."
He was inducted into the Pac-12 Conference Hall of Honor in March 2015. Meyers was the second overall pick in the 1975 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Nineteen days Meyers was part of one of the biggest trades in NBA history as he, along with Elmore Smith, Junior Bridgeman, Brian Winters, was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley. In his rookie season of 1975–76 with the Bucks, Meyers played 72 games and averaged 22.1 minutes per game. He averaged 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He posted a career single-game high of 28 points in just his third NBA game, against the New Orleans Jazz. In 1976–77, Meyers was limited to 52 games, but his playing time increased to over 25 minutes per game, while he averaged 9.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, with a.467 field goal percentage. On April 10, 1977, he set a new personal best of 31 points against the San Antonio Spurs. In 1977–78, his third season, Meyers came into his own as a starter and the Bucks, after two losing seasons, rebounded to a 44–38 record.
Playing alongside his former UCLA teammate Marques Johnson, Meyers played 80 games and averaged over 30 minutes per game. Meyers posted a career-high 14.7 points per game along with 6.7 rebounds and a career-high 3.0 assists. On November 15, 1977, he upped his single-game scoring personal best to 32 points, against the Portland Trail Blazers. Meyers missed the 1978–79 season with a back injury. In the 1979–80 season, he played 79 games and just under 28 minutes per game as the Bucks went 49–33 and won the NBA Midwest Division. Meyers averaged 5.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. After five NBA seasons, on April 30, 1980, Meyers made a surprise announcement that he was retiring from basketball to spend more time with his family and devote more time to his Jehovah's Witness faith. Meyers married his wife, Linda, in 1975, their daughter Crystal was born a year and son Sean followed three years later. Meyers worked as a sales representative for Motorola and took night classes in education at National University.
He received his teaching certificate and, beginning in 1988, for many years he served as an elementary school teacher at Railroad Canyon School in Lake Elsinore, California. He served as a basketball instructor, both and at camps for children aged 8–12. Meyers died of cancer in Temecula, California, on October 9, 2015, at the age of 62. Meyers was the older brother of Ann Meyers, an outstanding basketball player as well as the only woman to sign a free agent contract with an NBA team. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com