Penn State’s White Out vs. Michigan Looks Absolutely Incredible

first_img #WhiteOut conditions now in effect #PennState #weare #wtae— Andrew Stockey (@astockeyWTAE) October 19, 2019Earlier this week, former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer essentially said he hated playing against Penn State during “White Out” games. Penn State is 5-6 during these contests. That’s actually not a bad record considering it’s always against a huge opponent.Penn State is favored against Michigan on Saturday night, but the Wolverines have a solid defense. It could be a low-scoring affair.The game is set to kick off on ABC. Penn State fans in whiteout game against Ohio state.UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – OCTOBER 27: Penn State students cheer their Nittany Lions after staging a “white out” during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium October 27, 2007 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Ohio State won 37-17. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)Penn State is hosting one of its famous “White Out” games against Michigan on Saturday night, and unsurprisingly, the atmosphere looks incredible. Photos of the crowd are going viral just before kickoff.The tradition, which is now 15 years old, suggests Penn State fans wear white against the biggest opponent on the home schedule. It creates one of the most intimidating atmospheres in all of college football.Nittany Lions supporters are being praised for the environment on Saturday night.All of the lights 💡— Onward State (@OnwardState) October 19, 2019last_img read more

EWU-NDSU game revives memories of 2010

first_imgEWU-NDSU game revives memories of 2010 Eastern’s win in quarterfinal helped sparked power Follow The Columbian on Instagram 3 Photos The quarterfinal was billed as a meeting between a dynamic EWU offense and turnover-forcing defense against a tough, ground-and-pound NDSU squad that yielded few points.Brandon Kaufman (EWU wide receiver 2009-2012): “We had this feeling that if we were going to win a national title, it was going to be that season. We didn’t know much about North Dakota State, since that was their first bit of a run. We knew they were good, though, because of how they beat Montana State. Now it’s crazy to look back and think that we were one of two FCS team to beat NDSU in the playoffs over the last nine seasons.”Cole Jirik (NDSU defensive end, 2010-2013): “That NDSU team had one of the its best lines ever. It was a team capable of winning the title, but back then, we we weren’t going into the season with a championship-or-bust attitude like the program has today. And looking back at that EWU team, it had some of biggest names in the FCS in Bo Levi Mitchell and Taiwan Jones. Great players.”Jones leads EWU to 14-0 leadArguably the best running back in the country that season, Jones rushed for 203 yards in the first half, including a 69-yard touchdown that gave the EWU a 14-0 lead going into the second quarter. Published: January 3, 2019, 9:24pm The 2010 meeting is still cringeworthy for NDSU purists, many who believe the Bison would already own seven titles if Jensen’s controversial fumble call in Cheney was overturned.EWU fans — many who stormed the field after a referee announced that the call stood — believed the ball squirted out of Jensen’s hands before he was down.Eight years later, the programs are the gold standard of the decade, often producing NFL- and Canadian Football League-caliber players.Former EWU star running back Taiwan Jones — now a veteran captain for the Buffalo Bills — saw his college career end with a foot injury in the 2010 NDSU game, which derailed the Eagles in the second half. Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere (3) celebrates a touchdown with Jayce Gilder (89) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maine, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-Review via AP) Photo Gallery GO Follow Johnson: “We were a bend-but-don’t-break defense that year who forced a lot of turnovers, and that was one of them. It was close call. I know NDSU fans like to say it wasn’t a fumble, but it definitely was.”Sherritt: That is what you dream about as a defensive player. We knew with the score that we couldn’t bend very much or they would be in range. Zach did what he always does and makes a couple All-American plays in the biggest possible moment. Then to stop them a yard short to win it all was a dream.”McNorton: I remember coach taking me out, because I wanted to score. But we went with an option play with Brock that had a lot of success. It was an option, but he usually just keeps it. After the play, I remember him screaming, ‘I’m down! I’m down! I’m down.’ ”The reviewThe game appeared to be over, but video of Jensen’s disputed fumble was automatically reviewed by NCAA replay officials, who didn’t overrule the call. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Jirik: “If we don’t knock (Jones) out of the game, I don’t think it the games comes down to controversial fumble.”The Bison grind out a late leadTied at 24 for most of the fourth quarter, NDSU gained its first lead when Jensen hit McNorton on a short screen and rumbled 21 yards for a touchdown with less at the 5:51 mark.McNorton: “Our defense was doing its thing and our line was giving me some running lanes. Honestly, when I scored on that screen pass I thought the game was over. We had the momentum and EWU was having trouble moving the ball.Herd: “There was a point in the fourth quarter where I lost some hope.”Sherritt (EWU linebacker 2007-2010): “NDSU came out practically dominated us in the second half. But the reason that was the greatest team I played wasn’t just the talent, but the unwavering belief no matters what happened to us, we would find a way to win. D.J. McNorton (NDSU running back, 2008-2011): “EWU had a prolific offense, man. Taiwan Jones. That dude was incredible. He had a long touchdown run to start that game, and we knew we were in for a real test.”Greg Herd (EWU wide receiver 2009-2013): “Taiwan was running circles around everyone.”A blizzard of misfortuneA pair of second-quarter NDSU field goals and a McNorton touchdown run cut into the cushion of EWU, which led 17-16 at halftime. When both teams returned to the field to start the third quarter, heavy snow had blanketed the field and continued to fall. The Eagles went on to have five second-half turnovers and Jones went down early in the fourth quarter with a broken foot.Matt Johnson (EWU safety, 2008-2010): “We come out, and there’s a blizzard. Then NDSU kind of wore on us. We played great at the beginning, but then their linemen got to our linebackers quick.Kaufman: The snowfall really stifled our offense. We had a lot of turnovers. Bo Levi didn’t have the greatest game, I don’t think I even caught a pass, but I think I dropped a touchdown pass. When Jones went out of the game, that really turned the tide. EWU quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell — now a two-time CFL MVP and Grey Cup champion with the Calgary Stampeders — struggled before orchestrating a 90-yard, overtime-forcing drive in the final minute, adding a touchdown on the first drive of OT that proved to be difference.Linebacker and former Pullman star J.C. Sherritt — one of the best linebackers in the CFL with Edmonton Eskimos — forced Jensen’s fumble that ended the game.Sherritt and other EWU and NDSU players from that game took time to reflect on the wildest, heart-stopping endings of their careers.The build-upThe first year on its famed red turf, top-ranked EWU shared the Big Sky Conference title with Montana State (the Bobcats handed EWU its only conference loss) before dispatching Southeast Missouri 37-17 in the second round. NDSU had a .500 record in the Missouri Valley Conference, finishing third and earning an at-large berth, its first playoff berth as a FCS member. The Bison went on to upset Montana State 42-17 in Bozeman in the second round. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: By Ryan Collingwood, Spokane Spokesman-Review Share: If North Dakota State were a sleeping giant, Eastern Washington woke it up.The Bison have stomped on the Football Championship Subdivision since.Before NDSU began one of college football’s most dominating runs, green-and-gold-clad players stood in agony on the snow-covered red turf of Roos Field in the 2010 FCS quarterfinals, refusing to believe quarterback Brock Jensen coughed up the game-deciding fumble in overtime just short of the goal line.Eastern Washington’s dramatic 38-31 triumph over NDSU — then a program seven years removed from NCAA Division II status — springboarded the Eagles to a national title weeks later.A motivated Jensen and the experience-heavy Bison went on to win the next three national championships, the start of a dynasty that saw FCS titles begin to flow like the black gold pumping out of the the state’s Bakken oil fields.When top-ranked NDSU (14-0) faces EWU (12-2) on Saturday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, in the title round, it will be looking to capture its FCS-record seventh title in eight years. The late comebackNDSU had a chance to put the game away late in the final three minutes, but EWU forced a turnover on downs deep in its territory. Mitchell (13 of 32 for 141 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions) saved his best for last on a 2-minute, 90-yard touchdown drive capped off with a 4-yard, over-the-shoulder connection to Nick Edwards to force overtime. The drive was boosted by two fourth-down conversions and a pass interference call on NDSU.Herd: “(After making the key fourth-down catch), I didn’t even know it was fourth down. I was just playing. It wasn’t until the next day I understood the magnitude of that catch. Then Nick came up big.”Kaufman: “We hadn’t done anything that half, but we we were still confident we were going to go down and score. All of our receivers felt like they were the No. 1 receiver that year, so none of them had a problem stepping up.”OvertimeEWU scored on the first play of overtime when Mitchell hit Tyler Hart on 25-yard scoring scoring strike. The Bison marched to EWU’s 4 on their next series, but on second-and-goal Jensen tried to turn the corner on an option play and fumbled after being hit by Sherritt and Allen Brown. Linebacker Zach Johnson recovered. Sherritt: When the review happened, it seemed from our vantage point we got it. Then the delays and remeasuring started to happen and the longer it went, the more uneasy we all felt. Luckily, in the biggest game of our lives, they found a way to make the right call.”Jirik: “It felt like forever. We’re getting told by our coaches in the box that he was down, and we were planning our next defensive series, then boom, is our season was over.”Johnson: “That was seriously the longest period of my life, waiting for that call. My brother (Zach) and (Sherritt) hung around and waited, then it was confirmed. It was pretty cool.”McNorton: There was controversy in that call. Brock was very hurt and felt like he let the team down, but that was the spark for the program right there. They went on to have even better years and win championships.”last_img read more

Namal demands explanation from MS over false claims on Lotus Tower

Opposition Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa says President Maithripala Sirisena owes the Sri Lankan public an explanation over the false claims he made on the Colombo Lotus Tower project.In a twitter post, Namal Rajapaksa said that politics aside, he believes every Sri Lankan expects the country’s leader to be more responsible. Meanwhile, ALIT also issued a statement today saying it had withdrawn from the project and that all funds allocated for the project had been given to the main Chinese contractor.ALIT said TRCSL had paid USD 15,644,980 as advance payment to the account of China National Electronics Importers & Exporters Corporation (CEIEC) in China Export-Import Bank of China on the 9th of October 2012.ALIT and CEIEC had formed a consortium in August 2010 to pursuit the Lotus Tower project and the contract was signed in January 2012, the statement said. “On Aug. 2015, the ALIT entrusted CEIEC to act solely on its behalf to fulfill the contract. Those are normal business operations and comply with international business practice,” ALIT said. He said in a clarification later that ALIT had moved to another address. Speaking at the opening of the tower, President Maithripala Sirisena said that in 2012 a Chinese company had been paid Rs. 2 billion by the then Government as part of the deal for the project.He said that the money had been paid to Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co. Ltd (ALIT) in China. The company said the inauguration of the Lotus Tower project is “not only a remarkable milestone of the project but also a significant symbol of friendly cooperation between China and Sri Lanka.” The opening of the Colombo Lotus Tower on Monday was marred by claims of a major scam linked to the deal in 2012. “#SriLanka President @MaithripalaS owes the Sri Lankan public an explanation about his random, careless & completely false accusations regarding the Lotus Tower project. Politics aside, I believe every Sri Lankan expects the country’s leader to be more responsible,” he tweeted. However, Sirisena, who was elected President in 2015, said that by 2016 there was no sign of ALIT.As a result, the President said that there was no sign of the Rs. 2 billion which was paid by the then Government for the project.However the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku contradicted the claims made by the President. read more

New coop sessions prepare firstyear students for careers

The co-op connection doesn’t end at Welcome Week for first-year students.Those entering the co-op stream received a warm welcome at a gathering to start the term Tuesday Sept. 3, kicking off a series of events throughout the year designed to discover their talents and better prepare them for their co-op career journey.“We’ve put together a set of diverse sessions to help our students feel involved in the co-op program from the start,” said Brock’s Co-op Transition Advisor Candice Edwards. “Each time they meet, the students will explore different aspects of their own growth to develop a well-rounded skill set that will set them apart when they compete for their work term opportunity.”The University sees about 3,000 students participate in co-op annually.Students will attend sessions this month designed to further prepare them for the co-op process and familiarize them with resources the co-op office provides, including helpful job-search strategies and messages from senior co-op students. They will also learn more about a new partnership between co-op and Student Wellness and Accessibility Services that ensures students requiring accommodation receive the same consideration and resources while on co-op that they would while on campus.“Students’ need for accommodation sometimes applies differently in the co-op context,” said Associate Director of Co-op Education Julia Zhu. “We want to make sure those accommodations are translated into the workplace to ensure our students experience success.”When the September sessions finish, Zhu says the focus will shift to skill development.“We want to scaffold their knowledge by highlighting experiential learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom,” said Zhu. “We will continue to follow our career development model, which encourages students to be flexible, stay organized, ask for help and take manageable risks.”Students will take on a Lego Serious Play workshop in October, where they will zero in on their talents and strengths by building a literal and figurative career path from building blocks.After exploring additional skill-building techniques to prepare for the workplace in a November session, students will practise their networking skills at a mixer event in January.Students will wrap up the academic year’s activities in March when they engage in conversations with employers, upper-year students and alumni during National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week.Cara Krezek, Brock’s Director of Co-op, Career and Experiential Education, said the expanded first-year programming will help students maintain focus on their long-term co-op goals throughout a busy year of transitions and new experiences.“We wanted to find additional ways to enhance our students’ co-op experience and provide them with resources that would drive them to evaluate and grow their personal and professional skills,” she said. “The lessons they learn this year will shape the rest of their time at the University and lay the foundation for long and successful careers when they graduate.”To learn more about Brock’s co-op programming for first-year students, contact Edwards at [email protected] or x6756. read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State falls to Nebraska on penalty kicks in Big

Ohio State senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr (1) prepares throw the ball downfield in the first half of the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter a 0-0 tie through 90 minutes, the Ohio State women’s soccer team lost in the first round of the Big Ten tournament to six-seeded Nebraska, falling 3-2 on penalty kicks.With a 2-2 score through four rounds of penalty kicks, sophomore forward Natalie Cooke tallied the goal that launched the Cornhuskers over the Buckeyes, and will advance to the Big Ten semifinals with today’s win. After a sluggish start for both teams, Ohio State senior midfielder Sarah Roberts managed to attempt a shot from the top of the box that was later blocked by a Nebraska defender. Cornhuskers junior goalkeeper Aubrei Corder then managed to notch a save on a shot made by sophomore forward Marissa Birzon from 15 yards. The scoreboard remained 0-0 heading into halftime after neither team had the ability to maintain momentum in the first 45 minutes of the match with Ohio State holding a 6-1 advantage in shots and Nebraska keeping a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.In the second half of the game, Senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr came through for the Buckeyes after she deflected a shot from the top of the box made by Cornhusker junior midfielder Meg Brandt.Kerr made three saves in her eight shutout of the year for Ohio State. The eight clean sheets is tied for No. 5 in a single season in program history.The matchup went into overtime after ending regulation in a tie.Yet, both teams still stayed scoreless throughout overtime and double overtime, ultimately forcing the game come down to penalty kicks to decide who move forward to the Big Ten semifinals.  Ohio State outshot Nebraska 16-7 in the game heading into the penalty kicks.Junior midfielder Alyssa Baumbick kicked first for the Buckeyes, but Corder was there to stop the ball from going into the net.With a lot at stake, Senior forward/midfielder Savanah Uveges then kicked the ball past Kerr and into the net, putting the Cornhuskers up 1-0 through one round, before Cooke eventually hit the game-winner to send Nebraska to the next round.Ohio State, which now sits at 9-5-4 on the season, will now wait to see where its fate lies based on the NCAA selection show on Nov 5. read more