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Boston College vs. Texas State: Weekly Kickoff

The college football season moves quickly, and the celebration from Boston College’s impressive 26-6 win over Duke on Saturday has already died down in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles have already turned the page, and begun their preparation for Texas State out of the Sun Belt conference, their home opener on Saturday. Less than 24 hours after defeating the Blue Devils, head coach Jeff Hafley has looked at tape, met with his team, and started his work for the upcoming matchup with the Bobcats.

Texas State (1-2) may not be a team that instills a lot of fear, but Boston College needs to be prepared for this game. This is a team with a solid offense, that is averaging 36.7 points per game, and 277 yards through the air, albeit it against SMU and UTSA. They have a quarterback, Tyler Vitt who has already thrown for 600 yards and six touchdowns

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Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz Hall receives LEED Gold rating for environmental performance

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Washkewicz Hall, home to Cleveland State University’s College of Engineering, has been awarded LEED Gold certification, the second highest of four levels of certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council, the university said in a news release.

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The LEED system, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, establishes widely used measurable standards for environmental performance by buildings.

Gold is the second highest of four levels including Platinum, Silver and Certified.

Completed in 2017, Washkewicz Hall was designed by the national architecture and engineering firm of HED, and CBLH Design of Cleveland.

Located on the south side of Chester Avenue at East 24th Street, the building includes teaching and research laboratories, simulation labs for computer modeling, student collaboration spaes and “smart” classrooms, according to CSU’s website.

It earned LEED Gold status for sustainable features that include:

1/4 u00b7 A footprint on its building site

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Florida State vs. Georgia Tech odds, spread: 2020 college football picks, predictions from expert on 14-3 run

Getting off to a strong start on their own field has become the norm for the Florida State Seminoles. The squad has posted a 30-9 all-time record when opening a season at home, including an 18-3 mark since 1975. The Seminoles will look to improve upon those numbers when they host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday in the 2020 season opener for both schools. Kickoff from Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.

Florida State has a new coach with a track record of fast starts in Mike Norvell, who won each of his four season openers with Memphis as the team outscored its opponents 153-70 in those contests. The Seminoles are 12.5-point favorites in the latest Florida State vs. Georgia Tech odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 52. Before making any Georgia

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Man registered infringing Penn State domain names after being sued, university says

WILLIAMSPORT — The 80-year-old owner of Sports Beer Brewing Co. reportedly has registered website domain names containing “Penn State” as the university’s trademark infringement suit against him winds through federal court.

In a filing Monday in U.S. Middle District Court the university identifies the new sites as “pennstatenittany.beer” and “pennstatehappyvalleybeer.com.”

Paul L. Parshall of Naples, Fla., contends he has obtained trademarks that give him the right sell beer, cigars and other items using the names of numerous professional and college teams.

Penn State last year filed suit when he claimed he owned the trademarks for Penn State Nittany Beer, Penn State Nittany Brewing and Penn State Nittany Cigars.

Parshall, who is representing himself, contends the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted him a registration mark for Penn State Nittany Beer but the university says his application was rejected.

Penn State’s suit seeks an injunction to stop the alleged trademark infringement

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College football preseason SP+ rankings — Ohio State tops Alabama, Clemson

For obvious reasons, the thought of a fall college football season coming off without a hitch is a tenuous one. The number of coronavirus cases on campus is spiking with the return of (non-athlete) students, and practices throughout the country have been altered or stopped altogether because of it. We won’t completely know this unusual season is going to start until it does, we won’t know if or when it will actually finish, and in between, we don’t know how much depth chart shuffling we’ll see.

For the rest of this piece, however, we’re suspending all uncertainty. While four of the FBS’ 10 conferences, plus a few independents, have postponed their fall football seasons with the hope of starting in the winter or spring, 76 teams have committed to playing this fall — 77 if you include Air Force, with its two-game, service-academies-only schedule.

While this is destined to be

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Michigan State University suspends in-person classes amid outbreak

At least a dozen athletes have tested positive at the University of Mississippi, with classes set to resume there next week. It comes as COVID-19 concerns spread across college campuses nationwide. Michigan State is the latest university to scrap in-person classes. 

“I think time will tell whether this is the right decision or not,” said Michigan State President Samuel Stanley.

Analise Macksood was just moving into her freshman dorm after a lost spring. “We’re like, your kidding,” Macksood said.

“Prom, finals, graduation, everything. Summer hit and we were told, ‘Oh, you get a whole new fresh start in college,’ and then that gets taken away.” she told CBS News. “It sucks, to be honest. It sucks.”

Michigan State joins Notre Dame and North Carolina to go virtual this fall. Nationwide, more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported on college campuses since July.

Other schools are keeping students on campus

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North Carolina State University reports first cluster of cases; Hawaii delays tourism reopening; global cases top 22M

First, the University of North Carolina. Now, North Carolina State University.

A day after university officials in Chapel Hill decided to pivot to online classes after at least four clusters of outbreaks of COVID-19 in student living spaces, the Raleigh university reported its first cluster of positive cases that included some of its own students.

Also Tuesday, the University of Notre Dame said it was moving to online classes for two weeks in hopes that infections won’t surge.

Meanwhile, a new survey shows that parents with children who have switched to online learning say they have gone into debt paying for all of the at-home school expenses, including breakfast and lunch, during the pandemic.

Some significant developments:

  • The U.S. stock market closed at an all-time high Tuesday, staging a stunning turnaround from the darkest early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he is writing a

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Voter registration deadlines for each state

Election Day is quickly approaching and more than 235 million Americans will be eligible to vote, according to an estimate by Shonel Sen of the University of Virginia’s Demographics Research Group.

Combine that with a historic voter turnout in the 2018 midterms and a global pandemic, the 2020 presidential election is shaping up to be one like never before.

But it’s not as easy as walking into the polls on Nov. 3. Each state has its own deadline for registering to vote, from 30 days before to the day of Election Day. Here’s a state-by-state guide to make sure you’re registered to vote by your state’s deadline.

PHOTO: 2020 Election: Latest Voter Registration Deadline (ABC News)

ALABAMA
Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 19, 2020

  • Register online here.
  • Print this registration form and mail it here.
  • Request voter registration form be sent to your address here.
  • Click here for more information
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The Kids of Boys State Are a Mirror of Our Political Horrorshow (But They Still Might Just Save Us All)

The temptation, while watching Jesse Moss’ and Amanda McBaine’s endlessly compelling documentary Boys State, is to look upon our nation’s youth and despair. This immersive piece of verite —like the filmmakers’ previous work, The Overnighters, the film makes you feel as if you are experiencing it in real time—chronicles the 2018 edition of a nationwide summer program sponsored by the American Legion that encourages a gathering of civic-minded high schoolers to create a government platform from scratch. It features apple-cheeked kids stabbing each other in the back, purposely bending the truth to win elections and, at one point, actively sharing racist memes to demean and diminish an opponent.

But, as the old commercial goes: They learned it from watching you, Dad. To see these clearly intelligent, ambitious kids almost subconsciously demean their values in the pursuit of power for power’s sake is to see the excesses and moral failings

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem among influential Women of the Century from Mount Rushmore State

It takes a strong person to live in South Dakota.

The harsh winters, the isolation of rural parts of the state, and the uncertainty of relying on Mother Nature to provide a livelihood in agriculture are all reasons some may choose to avoid living in the Mount Rushmore State. 

But for those who live here, there’s beauty in the prairie, in the Black Hills, in the serenity of a cold winter day. There’s also ample opportunity to make an impact on the community, and from the state’s inception, South Dakota women have been making their mark.

In August, America marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when women gained the legal right to vote. In commemoration of the occasion, the USA TODAY Network is naming 10 American women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia who’ve made significant contributions to their respective states and country as Women

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