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?
Ikea has revealed a gender pay gap of 6.9 per cent in its retail business, a significantly smaller difference than the UK average. The Swedish retailer reported a reversed gender pay gap of 10.6 per cent in its distribution business – meaning it pays women in the division more than men. Women are paid more in distribution – which makes up just under one-tenth of Ikea’s UK operation – because of a higher number of women in management positions, the company said Read more EHRC warns of reputational damage for firms that don’t report pay gap In the UK retail sector as a whole, the gender pay gap is 16.4 per cent, according to the latest official figures, while across all businesses the gap is 17.4 per cent. Ikea acknowledged that while it was ahead of many competitors on equal pay it still has more work to do to close the gap entirely. Carin Hammer Blakebrough, Ikea’s HR manager for the UK, welcomed new regulations … [Read more...] about Ikea reveals gender pay gap of 6.9%, far lower than retail sector as a whole