Week Four NotesFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Marlain Veal is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.Veal helped the Lions (4-3) to a perfect 3-0 week, averaging 15 points per game alongside 6.7 assists per game. All three wins came on the road, including two away wins and one neutral victory in Birmingham, Ala. Southeastern returns to the court Tuesday to host Southern (New Orleans) at 7 p.m. CT before being idle for two weeks, next competing on Dec. 12 at UCF. Honorable Mention: T.J. Holyfield, Stephen F. Austin; Tevon Saddler, Nicholls; Jaren Lewis, Abilene Christian. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Marlain Veal, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Guard – New OrleansVeal led Southeastern to three-straight wins away from home for the first time since 2006 as the junior from New Orleans averaged 15 points, 6.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 4 rebounds on the week. He tied for team-high honors with 22 points in helping his side rally from a 12-point deficit to defeat previously-unbeaten Kent State 70-66 on Tuesday. He also had five rebounds, three assists and three steals. He followed that performance by tying his career high for assists with 10 dishes against Samford in a 77-71 victory. Veal also recorded 14 points to earn his second career double-double. He wrapped up the week with nine points, five rebounds and a team-high seven assists in a 73-59 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
Three-time All-Ireland winner Sean Cavanagh has said Sunday’s Ulster SFC clash between Tyrone and Donegal was not a good advertisement for the GAA.Cavanagh was red carded during an ill-tempered clash between two counties that seem to have a genuine dislike towards each other.Cavanagh one of the finest players Tyrone have ever produced felt the game wasn’t a good advertisement for the GAA and sais that ‘sledging’ between players has now become ‘nasty’ and ‘malicious’. Cavanagh admitted both sides were guilty but said some of the bile directed at players went over the edge and some of the personal stuff regarding players families and girlfriends was pre-calculated and malicious.Cavanagh told The Irish Independent, “With the intensity of the game and the hype and probably the tightness of the game as well, everyone was probably a bit on the edge I think. Players probably did overstep the mark to a certain extent.”“I’ve had it before, it can be very, very personal and I know there was certain players, you will probably know that play for us that have been through tough times, and they were getting a fair bit of personal abuse.“Look, it’s disappointing to see and it’s not just all one side. It’s both sides. I don’t know how you can change it, I don’t know how you can stop somebody whispering in somebody’s ear because I don’t think you’re ever going to be able to police that.“I think it’s part and parcel. Referees and officials will obviously try and clamp down on it but I’m not sure how they can do that because there’s so many different ways it can be done.”Cavanagh also said that in comparison to other sports like Rugby and Soccer the GAA falls behind in terms of respect shown.“It certainly wouldn’t be a good advertisement for younger players coming into the game and if they were thinking of whether they wanted to go play soccer or whether they wanted to go play rugby, there’s probably an awful lot more respect in that game than there is in GAA at the moment.” Advertisement SEAN CAVANAGH – “MATCH BETWEEN US AND DONEGAL WAS NOT A GOOD ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE GAA was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAnewsSean CavanaghSledgingSportTyrone