Men’s Basketball Heads To SIU For Valley Road Contest

first_imgThe Bulldogs are hoping to move to 2-0 in the MVC standings for the first time since the 2007-08 season. The Drake University men’s basketball makes its annual trek to Carbondale, Ill., to face SIU in the second Missouri Valley Conference game of the season for both teams Sunday afternoon. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. at SIU Arena. Live Stats Story Links SIU is shooting 46.7 percent from the floor this season with two-time MVC Newcomer of the Week Kavion Pippen leading the way by shooting 57.7 percent to score 12.2 points per game. He is one of three Salukis that average 12 or more points per game. Drake Game Notes Drake’s win over Bradley was keyed by a team effort in which four scored in double figures and five Bulldogs hauled in five or more rebounds as Drake outrebounded the taller Braves. Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) led the charge in those two areas with 11 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) matched a season high with 15 points in the win.  Print Friendly Version Live Audio Both Drake and SIU are 1-0 in the MVC standings after Drake opened with a 66-64 win over Bradley Thursday evening and SIU earned an impressive 56-53 win at UNI. “SIU is a tough, physical team that rebounds well,” McGlynn said. “It’s going to be a hard-fought game and will take a total team effort at SIU.” Following Sunday’s matinee, Drake returns to the Knapp Center to host Illinois State Jan. 3 for a 7 p.m. contest. ESPN3 last_img read more

Tiny Fish Smell for Miles

first_imgFish hatchlings no more than a few millimeters in size are able to find their way home by smell, scientists from James Cook University found.  After hatching from a reef, baby fish are often swept out to sea for miles.  The scientists were curious how they are able to get back to the particular spot where they were born.  “The team exposed tiny fish larvae in a tank to pure streams of water from four different reefs,” the article says.  “To their amazement, within minutes a surprisingly high percentage of baby fish had congregated in the water flow from their home reef.”  Every reef has a unique chemical signature.  The scientists were surprised that so soon after hatching fish were able to detect that signature and use it to home in on home.    The press release speculates on how this trait causes biodiversity by evolution.  “We think some fishes then choose currents that smell like ‘home’ and swim up them.  The ones that cannot do this perish.  The ones that get home preserve the unique ‘ethnic’ make-up of their tribe — and so continue the process of evolving into separate new species.”The team did not see the fish evolving into separate species.  Even if they had, they would be talking about microevolution, which is not controversial.  It would contribute no argument to how the fish emerged in the first place with their remarkable sense of smell.    For a fascinating documentary on how a salmon is able to smell its way from the open sea all the way back up to the particular tributary where it was born, see the film Wonders of God’s Creation by Moody Video.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more