A.J. Perez USA TODAY Published 7:35 PM EDT Nov 2, 2018 From Abilene Christian University to Yale, an analysis released Friday showed that 147 college football programs had at least one former player diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The Concussion Legacy Foundation made the data, culled from a study released earlier this year by Boston researchers, public on Friday. Georgia had the most former players (nine) diagnosed with CTE and each member school of a Power Five conference (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) had at least one player diagnosed. "Very few colleges can say they haven’t had a former player diagnosed with CTE," Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, told USA TODAY Sports. "There’s still no long-term healthcare for former college players and no investment in research. Hopefully this will inspire changes for the next generation of football … [Read more...] about Analysis shows CTE cases linked to 147 colleges
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Cat Hofacker and Deborah Barfield Berry USA TODAY Published 12:01 AM EDT Oct 27, 2018 WASHINGTON – At Yale and Harvard, students are battling over which university can get the most pledges to vote in next month's midterms. And down south, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, the National Urban League is setting up a booth at Saturday's homecoming game to urge students to vote. On campuses across the country, from Ivy League schools to historically black colleges and universities, student groups and civic engagement organizations have ramped up efforts to boost voter turnout Nov. 6. The groups have not only expanded those efforts to more campuses, but adopted more creative tactics to woo younger voters. There are "Party at the Poll" events, online pledge challenges, tailgating gatherings and social media campaigns, including hashtags like #RealTerpsRegister. "The efforts are becoming more widespread, and I think they’re also … [Read more...] about 2018 midterms: Groups urge college students to show up to polls
AP Updated 2:44 AM EDT Oct 14, 2018 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU's defense staggered Georgia's normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature victory. Five fourth-down decisions by Orgeron influenced the result. LSU converted all four times it ran an offensive play on fourth down, sustaining three drives that produced a total of 13 points. In another instance, Orgeron called timeout and elected to punt on fourth-and-2 after the offense initially remained on the field. That decision pinned Georgia at its 4, and Kristian Fulton's interception of Jake Fromm's pass shortly afterward set up another of Cole Tracy's five field goals. Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 133 yards for LSU (6-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference), and Justin Jefferson caught six passes for 108 yards, including a 41-yard snag of a pass rifled over the middle and … [Read more...] about No. 13 LSU beats No. 2 Georgia 36-16 at Death Valley
AP Updated 2:11 AM EDT Sep 30, 2018 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes and No. 4 Ohio State wiped out a 12-point deficit to beat No. 9 Penn State 27-26 on Saturday night in another wild game between the Big Ten powerhouses. Trace McSorley had 461 total yards, including a career-high 175 rushing and threw two touchdown passes, and the Nittany Lions (4-1, 1-1) went up 26-14 with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter on Miles Sanders's 1-yard plunge. For the second straight season, Ohio State (5-0, 2-0) made a fourth-quarter rally from a double-digit deficit. Haskins connected with Binjimen Victor, who weaved and slipped through tacklers for a 47-yard touchdown catch and run that cut it to 26-21 with 6:42 left. Penn State could not put the Buckeyes away with a closing drive, but the Nittany Lions buried Haskins and Ohio State at their own 4 with 4:35 left on the clock. A screen to J.K. Dobbins got 35 and took Ohio … [Read more...] about No. 4 Ohio State rallies to beat No. 9 Penn State 27-26
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?