OXFORD, MS – OCTOBER 01: Head coach Hugh Freeze of the Mississippi Rebels reacts during the second half of a game against the Memphis Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Hugh Freeze is still recovering from a recent surgery, but that won’t stop him from coaching his team in their season opener.Liberty’s new head coach suffered from a herniated disk in his back which eventually led to surgery. Shortly thereafter, doctors discovered a serious staph infection.Seeing as Freeze is just two weeks into a 4-6 week recovery time frame, many expected the head coach to sit out tonight’s game. But to the surprise of many, Freeze will coach tonight. But with a couple of logistical changes.Freeze will work from a hospital bed in the coaches’ booth as Liberty plays No. 22 Syracuse. The plan is for Freeze to video-conference the team before the game and at halftime.Here’s a look at Hugh Freeze’s seat in the coaches’ booth.Freeze will essentially videoconference with his team pregame and at halftime and do so during postgame press conference.The plan is to fly him to Louisiana next week to be with the team on the road. pic.twitter.com/YA1HAXiQ43— Nate Mink (@MinkNate) August 31, 2019Here’s Hugh Freeze coaching from his hospital bed pic.twitter.com/SSURR2KErM— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) August 31, 2019The photos of Freeze’s coaching situation are going viral. The Liberty head coach is clearly dedicated to his team.Seeing as this is a home game for Liberty, the traveling aspect doesn’t have to be dealt with. But what’s the plan for Freeze next week when his team goes on the road?“The plan is to fly him to Louisiana next week to be with the team on the road,” Nate Mink said, via Twitter.Will Freeze’s dedication motivate Liberty to potentially pull of an upset of Syracuse? Either way, the commitment is admirable.
Maria Sharapova withdraws from St Petersburg with shoulder injuryMaria Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover.advertisement Next Reuters St PetersburgJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 21:49 IST Maria Sharapova withdrew from her second-round match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMaria Sharapova was set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina in the second roundSharapova rarely takes part in tournaments in RussiaShe had earned her first WTA win in the country in more than a decade on MondayRussian tennis star Maria Sharapova withdrew from her second-round match at the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury, tournament organisers said.”Sharapova is withdrawing from her match today due to a right shoulder injury,” the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 wrote on Twitter.Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover, organisers said.Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion who rarely takes part in tournaments in Russia, had earned her first WTA win in the country in more than a decade on Monday by defeating Australia’s Daria Gavrilova in straight sets.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Maria SharapovaFollow St Petersburg Open