Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is November 24th, the 328th day of 2010. There are 37 days left in the year.


Coyotes blank Oilers for seventh straight win.
Crosby tops vote getters in early all-star returns.


French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria on this date in 1615. They were both 14 years old.


University of Wisconsin Unanimous No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Wisconsin is the unanimous No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll after twice defeating Robert Morris University last weekend. The Badgers accumulated 190 points and all 19 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the fifth week in a row.

Cornell University remains in the No. 2 spot with 166 points with wins over Princeton University and Quinnipiac University, while Mercyhurst College (150) advances one place to No. 3 after defeating Wayne State University in a weekend series. The University of Minnesota Duluth (139) claims the No. 4 spot following a weekend split with No. 9 The Ohio State University, and Boston University (98) rounds out the top five after posting a 1-1-0 record against No. 6 Boston College.

This week features three top-10 match-ups, with No. 10 Dartmouth College facing off against No. 6 Boston College tomorrow night (Nov. 24), and No. 1 University of Wisconsin hosting No. 4 University of Minnesota Duluth in a weekend series.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while Hockey East and ECAC Hockey each have two. Mercyhurst College is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 14 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 14th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’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 four 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
Women's College Hockey Poll - #9
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Wisconsin, 190 (19) 1 11-1-0 9
2 Cornell University, 166 2 8-1-0 9
3 Mercyhurst College, 150 4 9-2-0 9
4 University of Minnesota Duluth, 139 3 9-3-0 9
5 Boston University, 98 5 9-2-3 9
6 Boston College, 95 6 8-2-4 9
7 University of Minnesota, 82 7 8-5-0 8
8 University of North Dakota, 67 9 8-4-2 9
9 The Ohio State University, 16 NR 7-6-1 7
10 Dartmouth College, 15 10 6-3-0 2

Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 13; Northeastern University, 6; Bemidji State University, 4; Providence College, 4.


The Civil War battle for Lookout Mountain in Tennessee began on this date in 1863.


USHL leaders through November 21st.

Black Hawks auction nets over $7,000.

Numbers favor newest USHL clubs.

Lancers to play in new home in 2012.

Assistant coach, four players suspended after Fargo-Waterloo game.

Mullin, McCabe, Murdock named USHL Players of the Week.


On this date in 1963, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.

Jimmy loves to sit on the couch and watch TV.


On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.


The Beavers hope to become bowl eligible this Saturday when they head to The Farm to play Stanford. Kickoff on the Beaver Sports Network is 7:30pm EST. Listen link is 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.


Hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom on this date in 1971.


Back where they belong.

The Riders play Montreal in the Grey Cup championship game this coming Sunday in Edmonton. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm EST. Listen link for the game is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website,


Today is National Opt-Out Day. We're supposed to opt-out of the naked body scanner machines. (Linky Link)

Irving: Grey Cup matchup as good as it gets.

98th Grey Cup Central.

Visit the league's official website,


The National Fire Protection Association tells us there are more home fires on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.


Here's the Week 12 NFL Schedule:

Thursday November 25 12:30 p.m. New England Patriots at Detroit Lions

Thursday November 25 4:15 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys

Thursday November 25 8:20 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

Sunday November 28 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 28 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders

Sunday November 28 4:15 p.m. St. Louis Rams at Denver Broncos

Sunday November 28 8:20 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts

Monday November 29 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals


President Obama's job approval rating has dropped to its lowest ever -- just 39%.


Today in Elvis History:

1964 - Production ended on the Elvis Presley film "Tickle Me." 

1965 - The Elvis Presley film "Harum Scarum" opened.

Authorities in Iowa cleaned up a big mess when a tractor trailer spilled Jell-O and pudding cups all over a road. In all they cleaned up 52 pallets Tuesday.


Today in Beatles History:

1941 - Randolph Peter Best was born. In 1960, he became the drummer for the Beatles.

1986 - Paul McCartney took part in the annual "Royal Variety Performance" at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.


Taylor Swift won't be home much in 2011 -- she's announced an 87-concert tour, which will take her around the globe between February and October. Taylor will visit 19 countries on the Speak Now World Tour 2011, which begins in Singapore on February 9th.


Today in Sports History:

1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) set an NBA record with 55 rebounds against the Boston Celtics.

1991 - Monica Selas set a female tennis record by winning $2,457,758 in a year.

1996 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) set an NFL record when he recorded his eighth straight 1,000-yard season. 

1996 - Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR event to be held in Japan.
1996 - Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets) became the 24th NBA player to score 20,000 career points.


Apple's iTunes reports that in the first week of selling Beatles' material it sold over two million songs. (If they keep this up, pretty soon Paul McCartney will be able to avoid another divorce.)


Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 5:00pm EST

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Cardinal 7:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens 4:15pm EST

CFL Football -- Grey Cup Championship Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes at Edmonton 6:30pm EST


That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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