Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's Thursday











It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 28th, the 300th day of 2010. There are 65 days left in the year.

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Hossa hurt in Hawks win.

Thrashers dazzle in win.

Rangers rally isn't enough to overcome mistakes.

'Canes lose in long awaited home opener.

Lightning rally to beat Penguins.

Thornton's big night leads Sharks past Devils.

Board of Governors, Officials Association ratify new four-year deal.

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Today is National Chocolates Day.

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Green Bay Gamblers cancer benefit nets 2,800 caps for kids.

More talk about a possible new home for Lancers.

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Today is St. Jude's Day.

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2011 U.S. Men's National University Team Pre-Tournament Series Announced

Team to Face Three NCAA Opponents Prior to 2011 Winter World University Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2011 U.S. Men's National University Team will travel to Vermont from Dec. 27-29 to play games against NCAA opponents Castleton State College, Saint Michael's College and the University of Vermont.

The games are part of Team USA's preparations for the 2011 Winter World University Games, which will take place Jan. 27-Feb. 6, in Erzurum, Turkey.

The U.S. will face NCAA Division III Castleton State College on Dec. 27 in Rutland, Vt., before traveling to South Burlington, Vt., to face NCAA Division II Saint Michael's College on Dec. 28.

Team USA will play its final pre-tournament game against NCAA Division I University of Vermont on Dec. 29, in Burlington, Vt.

The 2011 Winter World University Games is a biannual multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The international competition is staged in both the summer and the winter, similar to the Olympic Games. For more information on the 2011 Winter World University Games, click here.

NOTES: Tickets for the U.S. match-up against Castleton State College may be purchased at the door, while the game versus Saint Michael's College is free admission ... For University of Vermont ticket information, visit UVMAthletics.com. The game will also be streamed live on CatamounTV ... The U.S. Men's National University Team was selected following the USA Hockey Winter World University Games Evaluation Camp, held Aug. 6-8 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 22-player roster was chosen from collegiate ice hockey teams affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association. The complete U.S. roster can be found here ... The University of Rhode Island leads all schools with four representatives on the team, while Adrian College, Lindenwood University, Oakland University, Penn State University and the University of Oklahoma each have two ... Dave Debol, head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Michigan Dearborn, will serve as head coach of the 2011 U.S. Men's National University Team after having served as an assistant coach for the squad in 2007 and 2009 ... Scott Balboni, head men's ice hockey coach at Penn State University, and Dan Phelps, head men's ice hockey coach at Adrian College, will serve as assistant coaches for Team USA, while Alan Murdoch, head coach of the Iowa State University men's ice hockey team, will serve as general manager of the men's team for the fifth consecutive time. Murdoch also served as head coach of the 2001 squad that competed at the Winter World University Games in Zakopane, Poland. Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey, will serve as team leader for his fifth consecutive Winter World University Games.

2011 U.S. Men's National University Team Pre-Tournament Schedule

Date Opponent Time (EST) Location
Mon., Dec. 27 Castleton State College 7 p.m. Spartan Arena,
Rutland, Vt.
Tues., Dec. 28 Saint Michael's College
7 p.m. C. Douglas Cairns Arena,
South Burlington, Vt.
Wed., Dec. 29 University of Vermont 8 p.m. Gutterson Fieldhouse,
Burlington, Vt.

2011 WINTER WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES FORMAT

The 2011 Winter World University Games will feature 12 teams divided into three pools - A, B and C - competing in a round-robin format. The United States will compete in Pool C alongside Kazakhstan, Slovakia and Spain. The Czech Republic, Japan, Russia and Turkey will comprise Pool A, while Belarus, Canada, Slovenia and South Korea will comprise Pool B. After the preliminary round, six teams will advance to the qualifying round and six teams will advance to the relegation round.

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Today is International Bandanna Day. (Linky Link)

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Comeback trail starts with the Bears.

Are Beavers already in must win mode?

James Rodgers to have knee surgery today.

The Oregon State Beavers look to rebound from their one-point loss at Washington, when they host the Cal Bears for Homecoming this coming Saturday, October 30th, with kickoff set for 3:30pm EDT. Check out the broadcast via the listen link on the right side of this blog.

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.

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Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts on this date in 1636. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America.

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Roughriders add defensive tackle.

Rod Pedersen's Rider Insider.

The Riders try to snap out of their slump Sunday on the road against the BC Lions, who are trying to grab a West Division playoff spot. The game, which starts at 5:00pm EDT, can be heard via the listen link on the right side of this blog. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri provide the play-by-play and commentary.

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The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor on this date in 1886 by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."

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Ward: Taylor's most difficult return yet.

Esks turn to Zabransky for playoff fortunes.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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Former U.S. Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner is 61. (His face is 32.)

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The Mommy is the greatest!







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On tonight is the first of what promises to be many specials about the Chilean miners. Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story airs on Discovery.

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Here's the Week 8 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Kansas at City Chiefs

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at New York Jets

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday October 31 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys

Sunday October 31 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

Sunday October 31 4:15 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Sunday October 31 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints

Monday November 1 8:30 p.m. Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

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The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act, on this date in 1919. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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2010 World Series

Game 1, Wednesday, October 27th
Texas Rangers 7 at San Francisco Giants 11

Game 2, Thursday, October 28th
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Game 3, Saturday, October 30th
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Game 4, Sunday, October 31st
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

Game 5, Monday, November 1st (If necessary)
San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 7:30pm EDT

Game 6, Wednesday, November 3rd (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm

Game 7, Thursday, November 4th (If necessary)
Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

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PETA wants to help pay Lindsay Lohan's rehab bill. If Lohan goes vegan for the rest of her rehab stint, PETA will pay $10,000. She gets $10,000 more if she remains a vegan for a year afterward.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Witnesses of Game 1 of the World Series received a double surprise: The anticipated pitching duel between Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee turned into a slugfest. And the Giants landed more punches.

San Francisco took its initial step toward ending the franchise's 55-year championship drought by stunning Lee and the Texas Rangers with eight consecutive runs to cruise to an 11-7 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the World Series.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1922, Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government and introduced fascism to Italy.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the #1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the #1 position. The song "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" had been the #1 song for 11 weeks.

1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the second time. He performed "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me." Sullivan presented Presley with a gold disc for "Love Me Tender."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" was released in Britain.

1968 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It)."

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" hit #2 in the U.S.

2005 - A new Tennessee license plate featuring Elvis was unveiled.

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Paper products company Kimberly-Clark said the first "tube free" toilet paper is coming. It'll first be in stores in the Northeast United States.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles made their first major stage appearance at the Liverpool Empire. The bill was headed by Little Richard, with Craig Douglas, Jet Harris, Kenny Lynch and Sounds Incorporated.

2003 - The DVD "Ed Sullivan Presents the Beatles" was released.

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A Colorado man shot himself in the left knee the other morning while sleepwalking. Sanford Rothman said he woke up to a "bang" around 2am and found he'd been shot. He doesn't recall what happened.

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Today in Sports History:

1961 - Construction began on Municipal (Shea) Stadium for the New York Mets.

1923 - Fats Henry kicked a 94-yard punt. It was the longest punt in NFL history.

1984 - The New York City Marathon was marred by its first fatality when a French runner who collapsed and died.

1993 - Ron Francis (Pittsburgh Penguins) became only the 38th player in NHL history to achieve 1,000 career points.

1994 - The NFL Management Council and the NFL Players Association announced an agreement for the formulation and implementation of the most comprehensive drug and alcohol policy in sports.

1996 - Members of the New York Yankees and their manager appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

1997 - The NBA announced that they had hired the first women to officiate a major-league all-male sport. The women were Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer.

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The next Batman film will be titled "The Dark Knight Rises".

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Coming up:

Tonight --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 2 -- Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 4:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey-- Hampton Roads Junior Whalers at Tampa Bay Juniors 7:15pm EDT


Saturday --

College Football -- California Golden Bears at Oregon State Beavers 3:30pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 3 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 6:30pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Alumni at Ellenton 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 9:00pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals 4:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 5:00pm EDT

Baseball: World Series, Game 4 -- San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers 8:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Have a great Thursday, see y'all tomorrow.

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