There’s A Ton Of College Football On Tonight And Tomorrow

first_imgWill Grier of the West Virginia Mountaineers takes the field against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mountaineer Field.MORGANTOWN, WV – NOVEMBER 04: Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers takes the field against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mountaineer Field on November 04, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Don’t worry everyone, you didn’t accidentally go to work by on a Saturday. The weeknight college football slate has been kicked into high gear.There have been Thursday and Friday night games for most of the year, but this week features 10 games over the next two nights.Three ranked teams are in action during that stretch, and there are five match-ups between Power Five programs.Here’s what this week’s Thursday and Friday night college football schedule looks like.The first game tonight features the No. 13 team in the country.No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-1, 3-1 Big 12) vs. Baylor Bears (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) Will Grier of the West Virginia Mountaineers takes the field against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mountaineer Field.(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: FS1Baylor’s taken a step forward, but a trip to Morgantown at night will be a tough ask for year two under Matt Rhule. The Mountaineers are 13.5-point favorites.Ohio Bobcats (4-3, 2-1 MAC) vs. Ball State Cardinals (3-5, 2-2 MAC) Ohio University Bobcats band.(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: CBSSNVeteran coach Frank Solich has developed the Ohio Bobcats into one of the MAC’s most consistent programs. Ohio is -11 at home against the Cardinals.Western Michigan Broncos (6-2, 4-0 MAC) vs. Toledo Rockets (3-4, 1-2 MAC) Western Michigan players warm-up before home game against Syracuse.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPN2Western Michigan is already bowl eligible, and undefeated in the MAC. The Broncos look for win No. 7 against one of the league’s normal powers—Toledo—in a rare down season. Western Michigan is a 6.5-point favorite.Georgia Southern Eagles (6-1, 3-0 Sun Belt) vs. No. 25 Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt)  Georgia Southern players run unto the field.(Photo by Todd Bennett/Getty Images)Time: 7:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNUApp State is no stranger to the spotlight. Advanced metrics have loved the Mountaineers all year, and now they’ve broken into the Top 25. Georgia Southern is back to looking like Georgia Southern after some rough years, and are also sitting with just one loss and an undefeated Sun Belt record. App State is a 10-point favorite on the road.Virginia Tech Hokies (4-2, 3-0 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (3-4, 1-3 ACC) A closeup of a Virginia Tech football helmert(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Time: 7:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNVirginia Tech has had a roller coaster of a season, but still controls its own destiny to make it to the ACC Championship game. The Hokies are a three-point favorite at home against Georgia Tech.Friday night starts with a big Conference USA game…Florida Atlantic Owls (3-4, 1-2 CUSA) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (5-2, 3-1 CUSA) Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen.(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Time: 6:30 p.m. ETChannel: CBSSNLane Kiffin’s second year in Boca Raton hasn’t gone nearly as well as his first, but the Owls have a chance for a huge conference win against a strong Louisiana Tech squad. FAU is a 3.5-point favorite.Boston College Eagles (5-2, 2-1 ACC) vs. Miami Hurricanes (5-2, 2-1 ACC) A view from the end zone of Boston College's football field.(Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNBoth of these teams are fighting to be one of the top non-Clemson teams in the morass that is the 2018 ACC. Despite recent struggles, Miami is a 3.5-point road favorite.Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-4, 0-4 Big Ten) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (4-4, 1-4 Big Ten) A man waving minnesota's flag.(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)Time: 8:00 p.m. ETChannel: FS1Two middling Big Ten programs get some prime time attention, and the chance to claw closer to bowl eligibility. Indiana is a 2.5-point road favorite.Colorado State Rams (3-5, 2-2 MW) vs. Wyoming Cowboys (2-6, 0-4 MW)Time: 10:00 p.m. ETChannel: CBSSNThis is a pretty disappointing team for both teams in the Border War. This rivalry dates all the back to 1899. CSU is a narrow 1.5-point home favorite.UCLA Bruins (2-5, 2-2 Pac-12) vs. No. 23 Utah Utes (5-2, 3-2 Pac-12) The UCLA Bruins huddle before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rose Bowl.(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Time: 10:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNUCLA has some signs of life, and is riding a two-game conference winning streak after a brutal start under Chip Kelly. Utah may be the best team in a weak Pac-12 South, however, and is trying to solidify itself as the favorite to represent the division in the conference championship. The Utes are a 10.5-point favorite.last_img read more

Charges against Bahai in Yemen must be dropped UN experts urge release

The detainees face charges of apostasy – or abandoning the state-sanctioned religion – teaching the Baha’i faith and spying; the latter, is subject to the death penalty.The five UN experts said that charges “must be dropped and discriminatory practices based on religion, outlawed”.At least 22 of those being held are Baha’is, including eight women and one minor. The individuals were prosecuted on 15 September without investigation or warning prior to the start of the trials.Baha’i is a faith that emphasizes the worth of all religions since its establishment in the 19th century, according to the international community’s website. Around one per cent of Yemen’s non-Muslim population are estimated to subscribe to the faith.It is unacceptable for anyone, including persons belonging to religious minorities, to be targeted or discriminated based on religion or belief – UN expert Ahmed ShaheedHouthi rebels, who are Shia Muslims, have controlled Sana’a since 2014, as part of the long-running conflict with officially-recognized Government forces and their allies for full control of the country. According to news reports, the Houthis have been responsible for a wave of detentions targeting Bahai’s. UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed said the recent wave of detentions in Yemen appears to be an intimidation tactic intended to pressure Baha’is into recanting their faith.In a statement last May, he stressed that “it is unacceptable for anyone, including persons belonging to religious minorities, to be targeted or discriminated based on religion or belief.”The statement from the UN experts said: “We are very concerned at the criminal prosecution of these persons based on charges connected to their religion or belief.” Referring to charges of espionage, they added, “we are particularly concerned that some of the convictions include crimes that carry the death penalty.”Five of the indicted attended a court hearing on 29 September in Sana’a, where the judge ordered the names of the remaining 19 individuals to be published in a local newspaper. The next court appearance is scheduled for later this month.“We reiterate our call to the de facto authorities in Sana’a to put an immediate stop on the persecution of Baha’is in Yemen,” the UN experts said, adding that international human rights obligations apply to de facto authorities, the same as any governing authority. read more

TSV Hannover Burgdorf and Jens Bürkle separate ways

← Previous Story SportHero: Think sport and design for it. Next Story → PPD Zagreb “steal” Urh Kastelic from Celje! TSV Hannover Burgdorf and coach Jens Bürkle separated ways at the end of season 2016/2017. Ambitious German team ended 11th with 24 points, only two ahead of the relegation line, which didn’t make satisfied anyone linked with the club.Burkle led club in two seasons of DKB Bundesliga.His successor isn’t known yet.