June 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Announces Addition of Russian National Zahar Vedischev Brad James Tags: Utah State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Utah State men’s basketball head coach Craig Smith announced the signing of 6-6 Russian national, guard Zahar Vedischev.The native of Moscow will have four seasons of eligibility to compete for the Aggies as he will be a new freshman.Vedischev played for Russia’s national squad in the U19 World Basketball Championships at Heraklion, Greece.Vedischev averaged 16.5 points per game during this tournament, scoring 22 or more points in each of his final three games.During this tournament, Vedischev shot 41.5 percent from the field, 40.4 percent behind the arc and 83.3 percent at the foul line.For the past two seasons, Vedischev has played for PBC Lokomotiv Kuban-2 of Krasnodar, Russia, netting 28.5 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game.Smith lauded Vedischev, saying “Z is a skilled guard with excellent size at 6-6.”Despite his freshman status, Smith said Vedischev “brings a wealth of quality experience to our program.” Written by
Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) members rejected attempts to ban members of the Bullingdon Club from competing in OUCA committee elections at a meeting of Council on Wednesday night.The meeting took place following recent attempt by OUCA President Ben Etty to ban members of the Bullingdon Club, and its subsequent reversal.OUCA President Ben Etty told Cherwell that the events of council leading to the stopping of a vote “were extremely regrettable, but necessary to protect the Association against the actions of a minority of members”.At Wednesday night’s meeting, a former OUCA President, Alex Bruce, put forward a Standing Order amendment which would have banned Bullingdon Club members serving on OUCA committee if passed. Cherwell understands he did this expecting the amendment to fall and to put to rest the Bullingdon ban debate.As the amendment was moved to discussion, Etty, President-Elect James Beaumont, and Treasurer Tim Reilly abruptly closed the Council meeting. Despite subsequent attempts to continue to a vote, the issue of Bullingdon Club members and OUCA remains unresolved until next week’s meeting.Etty told Cherwell: “Myself, the President-elect, and many others have fought tirelessly to make OUCA a more inclusive, tolerant and welcoming environment for those of all backgrounds.“We firmly believe that banning members of the Bullingdon Club from holding office is a basic requirement for any self-respecting Association that claims to represent the modern Conservative Party.“The events of council yesterday were extremely regrettable, but necessary to protect the Association against the actions of a minority of members whose moves to stop the Bullingdon ban are extremely frustrating and quite frankly baffling.”According to The Oxford Student, one of the paper’s reporters was ejected from the room for their conduct being “contrary good order, offensive, demaning or otherwise unacceptable”. The reporter denies behaving in a disorderly way.