As Police continue their drug eradication exercise, ranks of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) have destroyed more than 500 marijuana plants aback Wisroc, Linden on Saturday afternoon.Based on reports received, a team of Police ranks attached to the MackenzieThe marijuana plant nurseryPolice Station conducted a five-hour operation in theOne of the camps destroyed by PoliceWisroc, Wismar, Linden area about a mile and a half from the Wisroc-Rockstone Trail. During the exercise, the ranks discovered a five-acre farm with approximately 500 cannabis plants ranging from four inches to one foot in height. In addition, they also found a nursery with about 1500 seedlings.Two camps were also discovered with small amounts of dried cannabis along with improvised smoking utensils, a quantity of male clothing, cooking utensils, and farming tools. The marijuana plants and camps were destroyed. No arrests were made as Police continue their investigations.
How could such ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ beings be capable of unspeakable atrocities?Wonderfully UniqueComprehensive skin microbiome analysis reveals the uniqueness of human skin and evidence for phylosymbiosis within the class Mammalia (PNAS). Only humans among mammals have naked skin. Four scientists say that their findings “demonstrate that human skin is distinct, not only from other Primates, but from all 10 mammalian orders sampled.” In order to rescue Darwinism, they claim that humans and their skin biota have ‘co-evolved,’ but that fails to answer how, when, and why humans became so distinct. The team sampled microbiota from farms, zoos, and the wild, collecting data from 38 species and 10 mammalian orders. Then they compared what they found with us.Previously published skin microbiome data from 20 human participants, sampled and sequenced using an identical protocol to the nonhuman mammals, were included to make this a comprehensive analysis. Human skin microbial communities were distinct and significantly less diverse than all other sampled mammalian orders. The factor most strongly associated with microbial community data for all samples was whether the host was a human.Odors are perceived the same way by hunter-gatherers and Westerners (Science Daily). Evolutionists believe that humans diversified millions of years ago, and spread around the world with little contact between populations till recently. It should be expected that large differences would appear between people groups. As we saw 23 June 2018, brain size can vary twofold, and yet all members of Homo sapiens belong to the same interfertile species. Anthropologists have found that all humans have similar facial expressions to express happiness and disgust. Now, another study shows that hunter-gatherers from Malaysia and Dutch westerners have the same sensations of smell, finding some odors pleasant (like roses) and others disgusting. “This suggests that although culture shapes language, odors are perceived in the same way across the globe in diverse cultures.”Improved ape genome assemblies provide new insights into human evolution (Phys.org). Without careful reading, you might miss the implications in this pro-evolutionary article. Genetically, there are more differences between apes and humans than previously reported.New, higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without the guidance of the human reference genome. The effort to reduce “humanizing” discovery bias in great ape genomes provides a clearer view of the genetic differences that arose as humans diverged from other primates.The paper in Science (Kronenberg et al., 6 June, 2018) avoids stating a percent difference as a single figure, requiring geneticists to sort out the implications of the data comparisons for different genes. There are indications, however, of substantial structural variants (SVs) between humans and apes, and a three-fold increase in brain size in humans compared to apes. For instance,We focused on identifying all SVs >50 bp in size within ape genomes because these are the least well-characterized differences and are more likely to affect gene function than SNVs [single nucleotide variations]. SVs were identified by mapping each assembly back to the human reference genome, by using the two newly assembled human genomes as a control for reference effects and fixed human differences… We detected 614,186 ape deletions, insertions, and inversions, with the number of SVs increasing as a function of evolutionary distance from human (Fig. 3 and Table 3).The work is not yet complete, but the press release on Phys.org suggests bigger differences are coming than have long been reported in popular media, e.g., that only a 97% difference separates humans from chimpanzees. That faulty conclusion relied on flawed methods of comparison and also a “‘humanizing’ discovery bias” in the ape genomes. Building ape genomes from scratch, like this team is doing, should show truer contrasts.The scientists caution that the ape genomes and their work on them are not yet complete because the genome assemblies are still missing other larger, more complex structural variations that cannot yet be assembled.“Our goal,” said Eichler,” is to generate multiple ape genomes with as high quality as the human genome. Only then will we be able to truly understand the genetic differences that make us uniquely human.”Unnaturally EvilWhy is it that some human beings can rise to the sublime in good deeds, while others sink to the lowest levels of depravity on earth? President Trump just awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to a World War II veteran “who braved enemy fire to direct U.S. forces during a battle in the war’s final stages” (The Hill). Great acts of valor and creativity we applaud, but we shudder at the worst acts of evil (many in the 20th century committed by regimes that embraced Darwinian evolution). Human evil goes way back, including not only evil actions, but evil beliefs used to justify them.Peruvian genius and atrocity. One article on Science Daily marvels at “Remarkable skill of ancient Peru’s cranial surgeons,” shown in skulls that healed after brain surgery. In fact, researchers at Miami Miller School of Medicine figure that the survival rate of surgical patients in ancient Peru was twice that of Americans in the Civil War. And yet another article, this one on Phys.org about a month earlier, states, “Archaeologists find ancient mass child sacrifice in Peru.” What society could stoop so low as to murder its young? This was an ongoing horror in Old Testament times that the Hebrew prophets condemned in the strongest of terms. And yet here, on the opposite side of the globe, the same Peruvians who could perform successful brain surgery did this to 140 young children aged 5 to 14, a mass grave shows. The Aztecs to the north were just as bad. Fox News reported finding a pile of 650 skulls where the victims had been decapitated and defleshed. The site originally had thousands of skulls, archaeologists think. The Spanish Conquistadors were no angels, but even they were appalled at the “skull rack” they saw in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) in 1521. The Aztecs used human skulls for bricks there.What does Lizzie Wade, writing in Science Magazine, have to say about the human capacity for evil? In “Feeding the gods,” she doesn’t call it evil. “Social scientists who study religion have shown that costly offerings and painful rituals, such as the bloodletting ceremonies the Mexica also practiced, can help define and strengthen group identity—especially in societies that have grown too large for everyone to know everyone else.” This lets the Peruvians off the hook; they just used different “costly offerings” than western religions do, but neither is more immoral than the other.Gomóz Valdás found that about 75% of the skulls examined so far belonged to men, most between the ages of 20 and 35—prime warrior age. But 20% were women, and 5% belonged to children. Most victims seemed to be in relatively good health before they were sacrificed. “If they are war captives, they aren’t randomly grabbing the stragglers,” Gómez Valdés says. The mix of ages and sexes also supports another Spanish claim, that many victims were slaves sold in the city’s markets expressly to be sacrificed.Wade had referred back to her 2015 article, “Birth of the Moralizing Gods,” what ascribed religion to evolution. “a growing scientific consensus that belief in the supernatural is an evolutionary byproduct of the quirks of the human brain, piggybacking on abilities that evolved for different purposes.” So much for the Ten Commandments; “Thou shalt not murder” is just a product of natural selection, according to her.Evil in the form of self-refuting ideas. Science Daily promoted the foolish idea of two psychologists who claim, “You don’t need to believe in free will to be a nice person.” They conducted “a series of studies of 921 of people and found that a person’s moral behavior is not tied to their beliefs in free will.” Later in the article, they backpedaled a bit, admitting that it is not clear how their results should be interpreted. We can help them out. It should be interpreted as stupid, and whatever is stupid is also evil for humans who should think rationally. Any self-refuting proposition is stupid because it incoherent; it is logically false right out of the starting gate. The psychologists had to use their free will to conduct the study, and the participants who said they don’t believe in free will actually had to use free will to answer the question. And besides, evolution has no category for “nice.” Everybody thinks they are nice. Lenin thought he was nice for helping the Russians launch a worker’s utopia. In his thinking, it was not nice to stand in the way, so he acted nicely by ordering they be shot in the back of the head. Mass murderers think they are good people (15 Oct 2017).Humans: we are uniquely constructed, yet capable of incredible evil. If you think Peru and Mexico were bad, consider that communists like Chairman Mao murdered tens of millions as part of their belief in ‘survival of the fittest.’Let’s test the evolutionary theory. What would Darwinians think of a society that captured evolutionists as slaves to be sacrificed to pagan gods? And what if the goal of that society was to eliminate all opposition to the false religion, and erase all memory of Darwinism? Would they rise up in horror and call that evil? Hey, it’s the Stuff Happens Law in action. Actually, we can accuse evolutionists of committing a similar atrocity. They round up public school children and sacrifice their brains to the Bearded Buddha. According to a new book, that is “how belief in evolution is enforced by expunging dissidents.”Atheists often lash out at Christianity by citing alleged evils in the Old Testament. In this, they confuse permission with sanction, taking passages out of context. But they have no right to call anything evil. In evolutionary theory, stuff just happens. “Feeding the gods” is just an evolutionary strategy for social identity, no different than writing a Constitution or Bill of Rights. The God of the Bible, however, promoted truth, freedom, and righteousness. He was angry at sin, and wept over human depravity. Speaking for God, Jeremiah wrote, “They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin” (Jeremiah 32:5).The only answer to the conundrum of human exceptionalism and human depravity is Creation as described in Genesis. We were fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 136), but our first parents chose to follow Satan. They were warned of the consequences: death. The story of the Bible is God’s sovereign plan to bring back the sinners into his domain, but since God is a holy and righteous judge, reconciliation demanded punishment for sin. Death, however, ends any chance for reconciliation. The story of Jesus Christ describes how God the Son took on himself our sin, and suffered on our behalf, paying our debt. Then he conquered Satan by rising from the dead. C.S. Lewis used to mock this as just another version of the “death of God” myth he had encountered in his studies of the classics. When J.R.R. Tolkien responded, “Yes, but this is the one myth that is true,” Lewis was stunned by that idea. It began his journey to see that the other myths were corruptions from the memory of the true “myth” which, being true, is not a myth at all. He became a passionate defender of Christianity for the rest of his life. You can, too. 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Instead, the “interactive format” of the future isn’t the album, it’s the app.In 8 Years, Online Video Consumption Will be Measured in Exabytes One exabyte is a billion gigabytes. It’s one quintillion bytes. And yes, “quintillion” is a number so large, it almost seems made-up. But that’s how much online video will be consumed by 2017, according to new reports from U.K.-based research firm Coda. Actually, to be precise, they’re claiming that mobile broadband users accessing the net via laptops and netbooks will consume 1.8 exabytes of video. Per month. How Facebook Beat MySpace: From College Dorm to Platform Two years ago Danah Boyd described Facebook as “hegemonic” and MySpace as the haven of “subaltern” teens. Whether Boyd intended it or not, Facebook became characterized as the privileged space of college kids and MySpace was plagued with the perception of lowbrow tackiness. 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UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The two got into an unplanned verbal confrontation as they moved between the outdoor stage and the arena, though it was brief. Bodyguards kept them apart and both fighters are smart enough not to do anything to jeopardize their immense paydays from what could be the richest fight ever.“It’s work,” Mayweather said when asked if he was having fun. “My job is to be a fighter.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGregor, meanwhile, reiterated his vow to knock Mayweather out within two rounds, and claimed the boxer was getting desperate in making comments about his weight and stamina.“Let him keep praying about weight and fatigue. All he’s doing is praying,” McGregor said. “But he’s praying to the new god of boxing.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I believe I’ll knock him out early, one or two rounds,” McGregor said.Both fighters seemed relaxed and confident, just days away from a fight that seemed improbable at times and impossible at other times. Yet they will meet under boxing rules in a scheduled 12-round fight that matches a UFC champion who has never boxed professionally against the master defensive fighter of his time.McGregor said it was just another progression in his fighting career, and chided Mayweather for saying he hopes the referee does his job and doesn’t allow McGregor to try any mixed martial arts moves against him.“I may make him beg me to follow the rules,” McGregor said.Mayweather said he expected McGregor to come out wildly and use roughhouse tactics, something Marcos Maidana did effectively when he fought Mayweather in 2014. But he said the Irish fighter can’t keep that up for 12 rounds and doesn’t understand what it is to get hit by a real boxing champion.“When he gets hit he’ll find out it’s totally different,” Mayweather said.While looking as fit as ever and insisting he is taking the fight seriously, Mayweather said he will be doing meet-and-greet experiences every night living up to the fight at his new strip club just off the Las Vegas Strip.“I’ll be at the Girl Collection every day this week,” he said. “Every day.” SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The crowd for one of the final promotional events was small and not terribly vocal, especially after waiting an hour or two in 100-degree heat to see the fighters. There was no one in line at T-Mobile Arena’s three ticket windows, where plenty of expensive tickets remain for the bout.The big money for the two fighters will come from pay-per-view sales, and early indications are that it could break all records. Some 50 million people may watch in the United States alone, with millions more tuning in worldwide.Estimates vary wildly, but Mayweather could pocket $200 million, while McGregor might make $100 million.The promotion has been more circus-like than anything, but both boxers said they were serious about putting on an explosive show on fight night.“This fight is not going to go the distance,” Mayweather said.ADVERTISEMENT Cavaliers trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas — source Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Floyd Mayweather Jr. motions to fans during the arrivals for their boxing match Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — The carnival finally hit town Tuesday, with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. putting on a bit of a fashion show before promising to knock each other out in their highly anticipated boxing match.Mayweather wore a fedora and gold rimmed glasses while McGregor sported a three-piece suit and tie and aviator sunglasses as they made separate appearances before a crowd of several hundred people in front of the arena where they will fight Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? 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Chelsea’s Willian celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield, Liverpool, England. APLIVERPOOL, England — Manchester United and Chelsea needed fortunate goals to maintain their status as the closest challengers to rampant leader Manchester City in the English Premier League on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Ashley Young’s long-range shot looped up off a defender and spun into the far corner to earn second-place United a 1-0 win over Brighton, for its eighth consecutive victory at Old Trafford.ADVERTISEMENT View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Here’s a look at the action:WHOSE GOAL?With United struggling to break through Brighton’s defense, it found inspiration from an unlikely source in left back Young. The utility player picked up a clearance on the edge of the box and shot into the top corner, via the sprawling Lewis Dunk.“It’s taken a deflection,” said Young, who disagreed with the award of an own goal. “You know, it was going on target, so I’ll be claiming that.”Brighton, which had been undefeated in its previous five league games, gave United one of its toughest challenges this season and was punished for failing to take its chances.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Bohol’s Magsayo defends WBO international featherweight crown vs Hayashi Tottenham will be looking forward to the end of November. For a second consecutive season, it has won just one of its three matches in the month.Harry Kane equalized 15 minutes from the end after Salomon Rondon gave West Brom’s stand in-manager, Gary Megson, the perfect start. West Brom, which hasn’t now won in 11 league games, was playing for the first time after firing its Tony Pulis on Monday.Tottenham is 10 points adrift of City.HAPPY TRAVELERSWatford’s run of scoring two goals in its league away games this season ended at Newcastle, but it didn’t mind.The Hornets went one better with a 3-0 win at St James’ Park. Will Hughes and Andre Gray scored either side of DeAndre Yedlin’s own goal to secure a comfortable win.Watford has more away points in seven matches this season than the team managed in the whole of its previous campaign.LATE WINNERMamadou Sakho scored in added time to give last-place Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Stoke and move the team to within three points of safety.Xherdan Shaqiri’s solo effort put Stoke in front but Ruben Loftus-Cheek equalized just three minutes later. Sakho reacted first when Yohan Cabaye’s effort came back off the post to seal only Palace’s second win of the season. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next “I want to be honest and give them what they deserve, for me probably they deserve more than the result they got,” United manager Jose Mourinho said.For United, its 39th home game in all competitions without defeat set a club record. The last loss at home was in September 2016 to Manchester City.SALAH SCORES AGAINChelsea was nearly left embarrassed by another former player.Two months ago, it was Kevin De Bruyne — discarded prematurely by then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in 2014 — scoring the winner against the Blues for Manchester City.Mo Salah was at Chelsea around the same period and made just six league starts before being sent on loan by Mourinho to Fiorentina and then Roma, which he eventually joined on a permanent deal. Chelsea might be regretting it.Salah scored his 15th goal of the season, in just 20 appearances, when he ran into Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass and slotted home in the 65th. He is the league top scorer on 10 goals and must go down as the signing of the summer.Willian’s goal came within two minutes of coming on as a substitute.“Everything was good,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said, “until Willian crossed the ball.”SPURS’ SEASONAL STRUGGLES Also, Swansea and Bournemouth drew 0-0. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Chelsea claimed only a point from a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in the day’s standout game and again there was luck involved, substitute Willian’s attempted cross to the far post soaring into the top corner for an 85th-minute equalizer.Still, it was another good day for City, even though the leader wasn’t playing until Sunday at Huddersfield.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUnited might have moved five points behind but the Anfield draw saw two more possible title rivals drop points, while Tottenham’s travails at Wembley Stadium continued with a 1-1 draw against lowly West Bromwich Albion.There were also wins for Watford and Crystal Palace.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri happy with Hudson-Odoi for Spurs defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased with the performance of Callum Hudson-Odoi for last night’s Carabao Cup semifinal first-leg defeat to Tottenham.Sarri gave the winger a start amid transfer talk linking him with Bayern Munich.The manager said, “Hudson-Odoi in the last week has been very normal.”I saw him every day in training and he was really very normal. He is improving, in the last match he played very well and also today a very good match. He played like a player of 25, 26 years. A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. Maybe he does not read anything.”
Tottenham midfielder Dembele travels for Beijing Guoan medicalby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is travelling to Hong Kong today in order to undergo a medical with Beijing Sinobo Guoan. Spurs accepted an offer from the Chinese Super League club last week, reportedly worth £9m.Dembele, 31, would have become a free agent at the end of the season.The Belgian made 249 appearances in his six-and-a-half year spell in north London. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
“There’s always next year.”The famous adage, which easily rolls off the tongue for any Cubs, Lions, Clippers or Cleveland sports follower, is recited by fans of all but one team per sport each year.It’s a phrase that evokes a sense of disappointment, letdown or regret. But in the case of the Ohio State football team, it should imply a feeling of eagerness and anticipation.Losing to USC in such a heartbreaking fashion probably reduced the Buckeyes’ appeal as Big Ten play arrives and the team looks up in the rankings to conference rival Penn State.In college football, one loss — at any point in the season — can immediately quash a team’s lofty expectations or hopes. And while the Bucks’ chances of returning to a BCS bowl game are still favorable, the ideal target remains a BCS Championship. That bull’s-eye likely won’t be hit this season, not with the big-game failures reputation lingering around after the loss to Southern Cal.Next year, however, provides hope. Not the artificial, “we can’t possibly be this bad again,” or “we’re due for a ring,” type of pseudo-optimism. The Buckeyes are typically good every year. Next year, they will be great.Barring any premature jumps to the NFL, OSU should return all but two starters on offense and all but four on defense. Jim Cordle can be replaced at right tackle by the team’s myriad of options along the offensive line. And the Buckeyes rarely throw to their tight ends, so Jake Ballard won’t be missed too much in the passing game.Defensively, the departure of safeties Kurt Coleman and Anderson Russell will have the largest effect. Coleman has been a consistent playmaker for three years, and his leadership will be missed. Junior Jermale Hines has already started to steal away playing time from Russell, so permanently inserting Hines into the secondary shouldn’t hamper the defense.The key, clearly, will still be the progression of sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor. An encouraging factor is that his supporting cast will be intact. He’ll still have his running back duo of “Boom” and “Zoom,” and highly touted freshman Jamaal Berry could play into the mix. Pryor’s top receiving option, sophomore DeVier Posey will have another year under his belt to nullify his lack of experience. He was thrust into a starting role this year after totaling just 11 receptions in his freshman season.In addition to Posey, Pryor has also found a rapport with junior receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, who is expected back for one final year.Coach Jim Tressel will have the ideal roster he likely envisioned when recruiting each talent over the past few years.OSU also takes on a favorable schedule, with Ohio Stadium playing host to all of the potentially difficult contests.The Buckeyes welcome Miami (Fla.), Penn State and Michigan all to The Horseshoe, while playing weaker opponents such as Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota away from home.Clearly, the stars align for OSU in 2010. The loss to Southern Cal might have signaled some fans to throw up the white flag on ’09. If that’s the case, at least next season is shaping up in the Bucks’ favor. But opportunities like this appear few and far between — just ask Chicagoans or Clevelanders. When a bright future arises, keep in mind: there’s not always next year.
Ohio State center Micah Potter injured his ankle in the Buckeyes’ 80-55 win against Northeastern on Nov. 19 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentThe Ohio State men’s basketball team (4-0) could be without its starting center as sophomore Micah Potter had to leave Sunday’s 80-55 win against Northeastern with a sprained ankle injury, head coach Chris Holtmann said after the game.Potter had just two points, three rebounds and one assist in his 13 minutes played Sunday. Potter is averaging 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game while averaging 21.3 minutes. “I think it’s a sprain, day-to-day kind of a thing,” Holtmann said. “At this point, I don’t know yet about practice or moving forward what his availability will be. We’ve got a couple more days before we play, at least I think we do.”Though there is no listed backup at center, freshman Kaleb Wesson is a candidate to get some time at center, Holtmann said before the season began. Wesson has often subbed in for Potter on the court. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound big man is averaging 11 points, 4.5 rebounds and one block per game with an average of 18 minutes played.Ohio State will next travel west to Portland, Oregon, to take part in the PK80 Invitational. The Buckeyes will play Gonzaga midnight Friday and await a matchup between either Florida or Stanford later that day.