USA TODAY Sports Published 12:24 PM EDT Oct 5, 2018 Unpredictable events are often the norm during the college football season. The USA TODAY Sports college football staff — Jace Evans, Paul Myerberg, George Schroeder, Erick Smith and Eddie Timanus — weighs in with some bold predictions for the games during Week 5. Jace Evans Texas might actually be back! The Longhorns have won the Red River Shootout multiple times this decade only to be decidedly not back, but Tom Herman’s team has made major strides in his second season in Austin. Texas’ defense has been stout, and Oklahoma’s defense has been less so. If the Longhorns can slow down Kyler Murray, QB Sam Ehlinger and Co. should have time and space to make plays. They will win Saturday, and we’ll view the game as an actual turning point for Texas returning to the national conversation. PITFALLS: When will the remaining 14 unbeaten teams finally lose? IMPACT GAMES: Week 6 matchups that will … [Read more...] about Bold predictions for Week 6 of the college football season
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Paul Myerberg USA TODAY Published 9:22 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 It’s now October, believe it or not, and there are still 14 unbeaten teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Enjoy it while it lasts, since it’s during this month that true contenders tend to pull away from the herd. Four of the 14 unbeaten teams hail from one conference, the SEC, and the matchup of Georgia and LSU on Oct. 13 ensures that no more than three will head into November without a blemish. The three unbeaten teams in the East Division of the American Athletic Conference — that’s Central Florida, South Florida and Cincinnati — will pick themselves off eventually, at the latest when the three are scheduled to meet in November. It’s highly probable that it won’t come to that. All good things must come to an end for the majority of the current crop of unbeaten teams, if not for every single one: UCF in 2017 is the only FBS team to run the table in the past four seasons. … [Read more...] about College football has 14 remaining unbeaten teams. When will they lose?
Dana Thiede KARE-TV Published 5:38 PM EDT Sep 6, 2018 LUCK, Wis. – Few would question the generosity of a man who promised to pick up the cost of a two-year degree for an entire high school class. There should be no doubts now, after businessman Dennis Frandsen again extended the same offer – this time to every student of the 2019 graduating class in Luck, Wisconsin. Luck Public Schools confirmed that that Frandsen – a self-made success who now has 35 branches of Frandsen Bank and Trust in communities across Minnesota and Wisconsin – offered to pay for two years of technical college for all of Luck's 34 prospective graduates this year. Frandsen first made headlines when he offered the two-year scholarship to last year's 59-member graduating class of Rush City High School in Minnesota. Luck Public Schools Superintendent Cory Hinkel told the students about Frandsen's generous gesture during an assembly … [Read more...] about Banker Dennis Frandsen offers college tuition for entire class – again
Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Stebbins and Evan Comen 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:13 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 By several measures, the national economy is the strongest it has been in decades. The U.S. monthly unemployment rate now sits comfortably below 4%, and we are in the second longest period of GDP growth since World War II. In most states, unemployment has improved in recent years as well, but that is not to say every state economy is equally healthy. Some states are experiencing an economic boom, while others continue to struggle with job losses, poor GDP growth, and poverty. Economic vitality is as much about growth as it is about a state's ability to support its population -- with jobs, education, and economic opportunities. In turn, employed, better-paid, and better-educated residents contribute to economic growth. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed economic growth, poverty, unemployment, job growth, and college attainment rates to compare and rank state economies. The best … [Read more...] about Which state tops list for having the best and worst economies?
As a general rule of house buying, the bigger the budget the less the need to compromise. Buyers with £800,000-£900,000 to spend can rightly expect choices: to be able to select a family home within an easy commute of London, in an area with good schools, quality homes, plenty of local facilities and the kind of atmosphere that makes a move out of the capital worth the journey and upheaval. A Hamptons International study of property prices around the 357 commuter stations within an hour and 10 minutes of London turns up 28 areas in this price bracket. They include established commuter hotspots from St Albans to Sevenoaks, plus the London fringes and super-affluent gated communities such as Virginia Water. Read more The best commuter spots for London families looking to trade up In the latest instalment of Homes & Property’s essential guide to the best places to find a family home in the commuter belt, we pick the first among equals. WALTON-ON-THAMES IN … [Read more...] about the best commuter towns with £800k family homes and fast trains into London