Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's Tuesday




It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 16th, the 320th day of 2010. There are 45 days left in the year.

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Rangers win wild game in OT.

Avs cruise past Halak, Blues.

Sharks end Kings' six-game win streak.

Thomas blanks Devils for fourth shutout.

Sabres make it two in a row at home.

Richards scores two more in Flyers win over Sens.

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This is the International Day for Tolerance.

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Phantoms offense explodes for six goals, beat Ice 6-3.

Black Hawks salute armed forces.

Waterloo's win streak comes to abrupt end.

USHL players win gold for U.S.

Balanced offense leads Lancers past Force.

Storm add goalie coach.

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This is National Educational Support Professionals Day.

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University of Minnesota Duluth New No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Minnesota Duluth earns the No. 1 ranking for the first time this year in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll. The Bulldogs collected 501 points and 27-of-34 first-place votes to claim the top spot after twice defeating Michigan Tech University last weekend.

Boston University claims the No. 2 spot with 475 points and six first-place votes, having tied Merrmiack College twice, while the University of Maine (410) advances two places to No. 3 following a pair of wins over Northeastern University. The University of Nebraska Omaha advances three places to No. 4 with 380 points and one first-place vote after posting a 1-0-1 record against St. Cloud State University, and Yale University (370) rounds out the top five following a victory over Colorado College.

This weekend features eight top-15 teams squaring off, including two Hockey East weekend series between No. 2 Boston University and No. 8 University of New Hampshire, and No. 3 University of Maine and No. 9 Boston College. Four Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams will also face off in weekend series, with No. 1 University of Minnesota Duluth traveling to No. 15 University of Wisconsin, and No. 4 University of Nebraska Omaha hosting No. 7 University of North Dakota.

NOTES: The WCHA leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while Hockey East and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association each boast four ranked programs and ECAC Hockey has two ... A total of 23 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Men's College Hockey Poll - #7

(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10

1 University of Minnesota Duluth, 501 (27) 2 9-1-2 7

2 Boston University, 475 (6) 1 6-0-4 7

3 University of Maine, 410 5 6-1-3 7

4 University of Nebraska Omaha, 380 (1) 7 8-1-1 5

5 Yale University, 370 4 5-1-0 7

6 Miami University, 363 3 6-3-3 7

7 University of North Dakota, 309 10 7-4-1 7

8 University of New Hampshire, 282 8 5-1-3 7

9 Boston College, 231 6 6-4-0 7

10 University of Michigan, 220 9 6-3-3 7

11 University of Notre Dame, 178 11 7-3-1 4

12 Union College, 114 12 7-2-3 4

13 University of Alaska, 104 13 7-4-1 6

14 University of Denver, 85 15 6-4-2 7

15 University of Wisconsin, 28 14 6-4-2 5

Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 8; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 7; Cornell University, 6; Western Michigan University, 6; Robert Morris University, 4; Dartmouth College, 3; University of Minnesota, 2; Rochester Institute of Technology, 2.

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Mommy's bed sure is comfy!

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Today is National Fast Food Day.

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In the hours after the mind-numbing 31-14 loss to Washington State on a dismal Saturday at Reser Stadium, two numbers hung in the minds of many card-carrying members of Beaver Nation:

Four and eight.

Read the rest here.

Oregon State (4-5, 3-3 Pac-10) hosts the USC Trojans (4-3, 7-3) November. 20th. The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST and air live on ABC.

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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The New Oxford American Dictionary announced Monday that "refudiate," a word made famous by Sarah Palin, is its 2010 Word of the Year.

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Off to Calgary.

Pedersen: Bring on the Stamps.

The Riders travel to Calgary this coming Sunday to meet the Stampeders in the Western Final. Kickoff on the Rider Radio Network is 4:30pm EST, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The Listen link is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website, Riderville.com.

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Walmart released its Black Friday ads on Facebook Monday -- and they'll be made available starting at midnight as Thanksgiving Day expires. (Another good reason to stay away from Walmart)


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Another bitter off-season ahead for Floyd.

Record numbers tune in to Semi-Final Sunday.

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

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In Michigan a thief grabbed a computer bag from a home and took off. He was probably plenty bummed when he got home and discovered that bag was full of water bottles.

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Here's the Week 10 NFL Schedule:

At Atlanta Falcons 26, Baltimore Ravens 21

At  Buffalo Bills 14, Detroit Lions 12

At Indianapolis Colts 23, Cincinnati Bengals 17

New York Jets 26 at Cleveland Browns 20

At Chicago Bears 27, Minnesota Vikings 13

At  Miami Dolphins 29, Tennessee Titans 17

At Jacksonville Jaguars 31, Houston Texans 24

At Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Carolina Panthers 16

Dallas Cowboys 33 at New York Giants 20

At Denver Broncos 49, Kansas City Chiefs 29

At San Francisco 49ers 23, St. Louis Rams 20

Seattle Seahawks 36 at Arizona Cardinals 18

New England Patriots 39 at Pittsburgh Steelers 26

Philadelphia Eagles 59 at Washington Redskins 28

Here's the Week 11 NFL Schedule:

Thursday November 18 8:20 p.m. Chicago Bears at  Miami Dolphins

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders at  Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions at  Dallas Cowboys

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at  Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at  Tennessee Titans

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans at  New York Jets

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at  Carolina Panthers

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at  Minnesota Vikings

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at  Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills at  Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday November 21 4:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at  New Orleans Saints

Sunday November 21 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at  San Francisco 49ers

Sunday November 21 4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at  St. Louis Rams

Sunday November 21 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at  New England Patriots

Sunday November 21 8:20 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at  New York Giants

Monday November 22 8:30 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers

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Twin Peaks fans will want to tune in to the December 1 episode of Psych on USA. It'll be Twin Peaks-inspired and loaded with Twin Peaks actors, including Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee.

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Today in Elvis History:


1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Trying To Get To You" hit #16 in the U.K.

1963 - Elvis Presley's single "Bossa Nova Baby" hit #8 in the U.S. The single's b-side, "Witchcraft," hit #32 in the U.S.

1963 - The compilation album "Elvis' Gold Records" hit #3 in the U.S. 

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Jessica Simpson is engaged. (Jessica says she's finally found someone who's sweet, loving, and who never wants to play Trivial Pursuit.)

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Today in Beatles History:


1978 - The movie version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" opens. The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Billy Preston made their acting debuts in the movie.

2004 - The Beatles collection "The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1" was released. The four-CD collection contained the band's 1964 American album releases. "Meet the Beatles", "The Beatles Second Album", "Something New", and "Beatles '65" were digitally prepared from Capitol's vintage album masters and presented in both the original stereo and mono mixes released back in '64.

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British troops captured Fort Washington during the American Revolution on this date in 1776.

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Today in Sports History:


1926 - The New York Rangers played their first game in the NHL. They beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0.

1957 - Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns) set an NFL season rushing record of 1163 yards after only eight games.

1958 - Bill Russell (Boston Celtics) set a new NBA record when he got 32 rebounds in the first half of a game.

1969 - U.S. President Nixon became the first president to attend a regular season National Football League (NFL) game while in office. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28.

1982 - It was announced that the NFL and its players had a tentative agreement to end their 57 day strike.

1994 - Major League Soccer announced that it would start its inaugural season in 1996.

1997 - Morton Anderson (New Orleans Saints) became only the fifth player in NFL history to reach 1,600 career points when he kicked an extra point.

1998 - Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) became the first pitcher to win five Cy Young Awards.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm EST

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers 7:00pm EST

Friday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 3:30pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida 4:00pm EST

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 4:50pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 7:50pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs USC Trojans 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 10:40am EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida 1:00pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 1:20pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers 4:05pm EST

CFL Playoff Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 4:30pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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