Press Association The 29-year-old Wolves frontman was linked with a loan move to Parkhead on the final day of the January transfer window as speculation mounted over Gary Hooper’s future amid Norwich’s dogged pursuit. However, both men remained where they were when the 11pm deadline passed on Thursday evening. Ireland striker Kevin Doyle has admitted the chance to play Champions League football with Celtic was one he would have relished. Asked if he was tempted by the opportunity to move north of the border, Doyle said: “Obviously. “They are in a fantastic position, going into the Champions League last 16 and at the top of their league, and it would have been a great opportunity at a massive club for four or five months. “But, in the end, the chairman at Wolves convinced me that they wanted me to stay on, so it was as simple as that. “Once the club decided I was staying, that was it, that was the end of it.” Doyle’s comments came in Dublin after he was presented with the FAI International Football Goal of the Year award for his winner in the World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan in September last year. He said: “I knew we were in a bit of trouble. We needed to win out there to give ourselves a good start in the group and we were 1-0 down after 85 minutes. “We got two goals in the last five minutes and it was a bit of a blur. “Stephen Ward knocked one down to me and I caught it nicely and we won the game from nowhere really in the end, so it was nice.” Bolton midfielder Keith Andrews was named International Player of the Year, while Wigan’s James McCarthy lifted the Young International Player title and Hull winger Robbie Brady the Under-21s Player of the Year. Ireland face Poland in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday evening as they prepare for next month’s qualifiers against Sweden and Austria.
USC has placed fifth in the list of the 16 producers of both U.S. Fulbright students and scholars for the 2016-2017 school year, according to the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. USC is the only major research university in California to be included in the list. The 13 USC Fulbright students place the University in the top 25. The Fulbright Program selects students based off of academic merit and leadership qualities. The program is funded through the U.S. Congress and the Department of State. In addition to providing students with networking opportunities, Fulbright awards grants to students and teachers to conduct research overseas.The selected students for the 2016-2017 school year are: Sean Allgood, Jillian Barndt, Margarette Deagon, Constance Ge, Helen Anne Kennedy, Robin Liu, Julia Loup, Marie McCoy-Thompson, Dominique Murdock, Hai-Vu Phan, Martha Ryan, Meredith Shaw and Lilly Taing. The Fulbright Scholars Program, which is for faculty, allows each participant one year of independent study, research or teaching in one of 125 countries of his or her choosing.The selected scholars are: Lois Banner, Kiros Berhane, Sanjay Bhatt, Nils de Mol van Otterloo, Miloni Gandhi, Urbashi Mitra, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas and James Steele.