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Where Texas’ Recruiting Class Is Ranked After Today’s Signings

A Texas Longhorns football helmet sitting on the field.BOULDER, CO – OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)After the Texas Longhorns play Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, they will have plenty of time to reset and reload for the 2019 season. After today’s start to the early signing period, it looks like they’ll be in great shape to do so.The Longhorns now have the No. 9 ranked recruiting class in the country.Texas still trails Big 12 rival Oklahoma, who finished just ahead at No. 8.The Longhorns’ recruiting class includes 22 commits: 13 4-star prospects and nine 3-star prospects.Headlining Texas’ class are three Top-100 prospects: OT Tyler Johnson, the No. 37 ranked prospect in the country; WR Jordan Whittington, the No. 53 ranked prospect in the country; and, De’Gabriel Floyd, the No. 64 ranked prospect in the country.Fam ✊? pic.twitter.com/tS0nTRvf1Z— Tyler Johnson (@TylerJohnson_74) December 19, 2018STARGAZING. ? @J_Whitt3#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/EBP5SlJ9uG— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, 2018Welcome to the family De’Gabriel Floyd. ?#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/OcnXlxxljw— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, 2018Unfortunately, the ranking is not an improvement from last year, when the team had the No. 3 ranked class in the country and the No. 1 ranked class in the Big 12.The Longhorns are the only team in the top-10 unable to secure a five-star recruit by today’s start to the early signing period. read more

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From Halifax to Fredericton March madness continues for Brock Badgers

With the USPORTS men’s basketball national championships wrapped up in Halifax, Brock Sports is turning its attention to Fredericton, where the men’s hockey team is set to play in the University Cup National Championship. The Badgers basketball team finished its national championship run with a decisive 94-57 win over the Acadia Axemen in the consolation final Sunday, March 11. That came after a heartbreaking 78-76 loss to the eventual national champion Calgary Dinos in the quarter-finals and then an 81-65 win over the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds in the consolation semifinals.The consolation title gave Brock a fifth-place finish in their first trip to the USPORTS National Championship since 2008.While the basketball team is headed west to go home, the men’s hockey team is packing up to head east to Fredericton, where the USPORTS U Cup National Championships will be hosted this week by the University of New Brunswick.Brock lost the OUA Queen’s Cup provincial championship game 5-1 to the McGill Redmen in front of a sold-out crowd at home Saturday night, but just getting to that game guaranteed them their first trip to the nationals in 10 years.After a media conference Wednesday, March 14, the tournament gets underway Thursday at 1 p.m. ADT (noon EST) with the Badgers, who drew the fourth seed, playing the fifth-seeded St. Francis Xavier in the quarter-finals.Unlike the basketball championships, there’s no consolation side of the U Cup hockey championships, so a Brock win would move them into the semifinal round Saturday while a loss would send them home.The bronze and gold medal games are scheduled for Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ADT, respectively. The quarter-finals are all available to be streamed online at sportscanada.tv/usports while the semifinals and championship game will be broadcast on Sportsnet. read more

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Scientists reverse ageing in mammals and predict human trials within 10 years

first_img“Our study shows that ageing may not have to proceed in one single direction,” said Dr Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory. “With careful modulation, aging might be reversed.”Obviously, mice are not humans and we know it will be much more complex to rejuvenate a person. But this study shows that ageing is a very dynamic and plastic process, and therefore will be more amenable to therapeutic interventions than what we previously thought.” In the future people could take a pill which turns their cells back to a much younger start, avoiding the need for cosmetic surgery Credit:Maggie West  Mice that had a premature ageing disease returned to a healthy state  “In other studies scientists have completely reprogrammed cells all the way back to a stem-cell-like state,” says co-first author Pradeep Reddy, also a Salk research associate.”But we show, for the first time, that by expressing these factors for a short duration you can maintain the cell’s identity while reversing age-associated hallmarks.”The breakthrough could also help people stay healthier for longer.  The ageing population means that the risk of developing age-related diseases, such as dementia, cancer and heart disease also rises. But if the body could be kept younger for longer then it could prevent many deadly diseases for decades. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Beauty treatment illustration An end to grey hair and crows-feet could be just 10 years away after scientists showed it is possible to reverse ageing in animals.Using a new technique which takes adult cells back to their embryonic form, US researchers at the Salk Institute in California, showed it was possible to reverse ageing in mice, allowing the animals to not only look younger, but live for 30 per cent longer.The technique involves stimulating four genes which are particularly active during development in the womb. It was also found to work to turn the clock back on human skin cells in the lab, making them look and behave younger.Scientists hope to eventually create a drug which can mimic the effect of the found genes which could be taken to slow down, and even reverse the ageing process. They say it will take around 10 years to get to human trials. Scientists have known for some time that the four genes, which are known collectively as the Yamanaka factors, could turn adult cells back to their stem cell state, where they can grow into any part of the body. Mice that had a premature ageing disease returned to a healthy state  Ageing is a plastic process and more amenable to therapeutic interventions than we previously thoughtDr Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Salk Institute But it was always feared that allowing that to happen could damage organs made from the cells, and even trigger cancer.However, it was discovered that stimulating the genes intermittently reversed ageing, without causing any damaging side effects.In mice with a premature ageing disease, the treatment countered signs of ageing and increased their lifespan by 30 per cent. If it worked similarly in humans it could allow people to live until more than 100 years old. In healthy mice it also helped damaged organs to heal faster.last_img read more

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