TUCSON, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: Fireworks explode as the Arizona Wildcats take the field before the college football game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Arizona Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Cowboys 59-38. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Former Texas A&M linebacker Santino Marchiol, who transferred to Arizona this off-season, has been dismissed from his new program. This caps off a tumultuous few weeks for the onetime four-star recruit.Marchiol redshirted at Texas A&M last fall and intended to stay on under new head coach Jimbo Fisher. However, he transferred to Arizona to play for Kevin Sumlin after the A&M training staff allegedly mishandled an injury of his.After arriving at Arizona, Marchiol claimed in an interview with USA Today that Fisher’s staff was engaging in illegal recruiting practices. Then, on Friday, video surfaced of what appears to be Marchiol referring to his former A&M teammates in racist terms during a practice session this spring.So yes, Marchiol isn’t exactly having a quiet summer. Now, he’s been booted from his new program.Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin confirmed the news this afternoon.Texas A&M transfer LB Santino Marchiol is “no longer on the team,” Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin announced. He was told this morning.— Brian Pedersen (@realBJP) August 27, 2018Marchiol was a four-star prospect out of IMG Academy in the class of 2017. He was the No. 17 inside linebacker in the country, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Now, he is a man without a team. Most likely, the FCS or junior college level is his next destination.Wherever he goes, he will bring some baggage with him.
The cost and benefits of territorial tenure, and factors affecting mating success in male Antarctic fur seals
The timing, location and duration of territorial tenure, and the mating success and return rates of male Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) were measured over four consecutive breeding seasons (1984–87) on Bird Island (54°00’S, 38°02’W), South Georgia. Tenure duration (days) followed a heavily skewed, Poisson-like distribution (median 13.08 days, maximum 75 days) and was positively related to the number of years of tenure (rs= 0.52, P 0.7) or to the level of mating success in the current year (P > 0.15). It was, however, positively related to the duration of tenure in the current year (P < 0.0001). The overall annual return rate was 43% which is not significantly different from the survival rate for the general male population and suggests that territorial tenure does not contribute to increased mortality in male Antarctic fur seals.