USC coach Lane Kiffin has decided who will be the starting quarterback for the Trojans when they take the field Saturday against Pac-12 foe Washington State in their home opener.After rotating redshirt sophomores Cody Kessler and Max Wittek throughout the team’s first game against Hawai’i, it sounds as though the Trojan attack will be led by just one quarterback for the entirety of USC’s matchup against the Cougars – but apparently, no one outside of the program will find out who until the Trojans’ offense takes the field at the Coliseum.“You guys will see on Saturday who he is,” Kiffin said during a media press conference on Sunday.Kessler and Wittek have been battling for the starting job for all of spring and fall camp. Kessler generally put up better statistics and made less mistakes in practice and team scrimmages, and earned the starting nod against Hawai’i for the team’s season opener.But he didn’t perform with the same poise while playing the entire first half and parts of the second half against the Warriors, completing just 10 of 19 passes for 95 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Wittek eventually took over for Kessler and completed 5 of 10 passes for 77 yards, and Kiffin was noticeably less conservative in playcalling while Wittek was under center in the second half.Wittek was allowed to attempt three passes over 40 yards, with two deep balls being dropped by USC’s receivers, including a sure touchdown reception that slipped through junior wideout Marqise Lee’s hands, and another drawing a pass interference call from Hawai’i.Kessler, meanwhile, didn’t throw any passes more than 25 yards, and 16 of his 19 attempts traveled less than 10 yards downfield.Follow Will on Twitter @WillLaws
The University of California, Berkeley and Riot Games have entered a partnership to launch the inaugural League of Legends Intramural Esports League in Autumn of this year. Not only that, scholarships will be available for students of the university that compete on the Cal Esports League of Legends team.This program will support the educational and professional development for its esports athletes, focusing on five values: community, competition, social responsibility, wellness, and lifelong learning.Stephen Sutton, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UC Berkeley discussed the partnership: “We’re thrilled to partner with Riot Games, as our esports program has been gaining incredible momentum. Just last week, we announced we’re creating UC Berkeley’s first esports community center.“We’re pleased to add another dimension through a new intramural league and scholarships. We’re looking forward to advancing the potential of our students and of collegiate esports with this partnership between Cal and an industry giant like Riot Games.”Matt Birris, Lead of College League of Legends in North America also commented: “We’re excited by UC Berkeley’s holistic support for gaming, from the Cal Esports Community Center and Women In Gaming initiative, to scholarship and Intramural League of Legends programs. This program sets a standard for how a top university can use gaming to create a breadth of opportunities across its entire community.”Just last week, University of California, Berkeley entered a partnership with NRG Esports and San Francisco Shock to launch a community center and multiple esports initiative on the campus of the university. Cal Esports, the official esports arm of UC Berkeley, houses over 90 collegiate students who compete in 10 esports teams. These teams represent UC Berkeley both nationally and internationally.Esports Insider says: The growth of collegiate esports is really impressive, and with the implementation of scholarships, it’s becoming more and more sustainable for students to enter esports should they wish to. We’re really happy to see more and more support being offered to those who may want to enter the industry after their studies. It’s cool to see a university the stature of UC Berkeley integrating itself more in esports too, especially after the announcement of its partnership with NRG.
Korean Air Presents its Signature Inflight MealKorean Air Presents its Signature Inflight Meal “Bibimbap” At AspenKorean Air, South Korea’s flagship carrier, has once again showcased its signature in-flight meal “Bibimbap” at the 37th annual Food & Wine Classic from June 14 to 16 in Aspen, Colorado.The Food & Wine Classic is America’s premier culinary event and is celebrating its 37th year. It is presented every June by Food & Wine Magazine in scenic Aspen. It features wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions by the world’s most celebrated chefs and wine experts such as Martha Stewart, JJ Johnson and Gail Simmons. The event alone attracts over 5,000 people to Aspen every year.Participating in the event for the 10th year, Korean Air showcased its signature in-flight meal Bibimbap. One of the most popular dishes of Korean food, Bibimbap is made of white rice topped with vegetables, beef and Gochujang (chili pepper paste). Korean Air chefs explained Bibimbap’s unique cooking method, its origin and recipe details. Korean Air also introduced the Jedong Ranch, operated by the Hanjin Group, the parent company of Korean Air. At the ranch, cattle and chickens are raised to be used as ingredients for in-flight meals served in Korean Air’s first- and prestige-class cabins. Korean Air’s flight attendants served Bibimbap to the audience, and over 5,000 dishes of Bibimbap ran out quickly.As the first airline to serve Bibimbap inflight in 1997, Korean Air pioneered the sharing of Korean cuisine internationally and received the prestigious Mercury Award from IFCA (International Flight Catering Association) in doing so.As the Korean cultural ambassador, Korean Air has been actively participating in renowned world travel fairs held in cities such as Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Auckland, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Korean Air remains committed to using fresh ingredients and maintaining the food quality in order to provide various, healthy inflight meals to passengers.Source = Korean Air