Tuesday morning brought news that the UConn women’s basketball team match with Villanova Saturday was postponed due to a break in the Wildcats program following the COVID-19 issue.
Tuesday afternoon Husky’s schedule took a second hit.
The School and Big East announced that Wednesday’s match against Seton Hall which was set for 4:30 pm at the Gampel Pavilion was postponed. Out of extreme caution, Huskies delayed after the announcement of the Providence pause due to COVID-19-related issues in its program, the school said. The Friars and Huskies played last Saturday at the Gampel Pavilion.
The game with the Pirates was announced last week after UConn’s regularly scheduled game at Xavier for Wednesday was postponed due to problems in the Musketeers program.
UConn lost two non-league games at the Women’s Hall of Fame Challenge and a non-league bout with Louisville after a Tier-1 individual in the program tested positive for the coronavirus. The Huskies added one game with UMass-Lowell and their first game with Seton Hall was moved twice before being played on 15 December.
Top 10 match at No. 6 Baylor scheduled for Thursday was canceled on January 5 after Bears coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19.
UConn (7-0 overall, 6-0 Big East) beat Providence 87-50 last Saturday behind Paige Bueckers (23 points) and Aubrey Griffin (18 points, nine rebounds).
“Today is match No. 7 for us and we are trying to get to No. 13,” said UConn coach Geno Auriemma that day in Zoom’s post-match call. “So now the only number that matters to me is 13. We have to get 13 games to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.”
UConn’s next match is scheduled for January 19 when it hosts Butler.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said it was unprecedented how opposition parties had attacked the armed forces of these countries and had used the same language that India’s propaganda machine uses against Pakistan’s armed forces.
“The way the Pakistani political opposition is attacking the Pakistani Army, this is unprecedented in our history.
The prime minister addressed a meeting in Chakwal after laying the foundation stones of projects in the district. The project includes a university for the district, a 500-bed hospital, a ring road and a school. The project is estimated to cost around Rs15 billion.
Refer to the latest report based in Brussels EU Disinfolab With regard to India’s massive disinformation campaign against Pakistan using fake news websites and NGOs, the prime minister said the aim of the campaign was to present a negative image of the country.
“The aim is to present Pakistan with a negative outlook in front of the world and to illustrate that there is chaos so that no investment is coming into the country.”
He added that the Pakistani Army was also targeted in a campaign by India, with the aim of portraying it as a “rogue army or terrorist”.
The prime minister said fake news sites were also promoting the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). “This is the first time in Pakistan’s history that the opposition has targeted the Army in this way. There have been no previous examples of this.”
Imran dismissed opposition claims that the establishment of the state played a role in cheating in previous elections. He asked the opposition if they had approached the court or the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). “Will you go to Parliament and discuss this issue?”
Criticizing the opposition, Imran said the country knew that opposition party leaders plundered the country for the past 30 years.
He also referred to articles and news in foreign publications detailing the parties’ corruption. Maintaining that the opposition attacks state institutions to protect their ill-earned wealth, he said that there has never been an “extremist, totalitarian, racist and anti-Muslim” political party in power in India.
“This is when we need them [Army] more than ever. I have never seen the opposition try to undermine a country like this just to get an NRO. “He added that India is also involved in terrorism in Balochistan.
“If any government gives them an NRO it will be the worst thing anyone can do to Pakistan.”
The prime minister went on and said that democracy holds its leaders accountable and said people should ask Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Maryam Nawaz what their qualifications are to lead their political party. “If someone asked them what their work experience was they would say their father was the most corrupt person in Pakistan. This is their qualification. They haven’t worked an hour in their life and are here to run the country.”
Referring to the projects on which it is based, the prime minister said the universities and schools would produce talented young people from the region and give Chakwal people the opportunity to improve their prospects through education.
Imran promised to continue to support the project and invite the community to take advantage of this opportunity.
Earlier, Information and Broadcasting Minister Shibli Faraz compared PDM to ‘Indian Chronicles’ – a report released by EU DisinfoLab.
“On the one hand the external enemy is committing the crime of spreading false information against Pakistan through the Indian Chronicles and on the other the PDM is spreading frustration among the people by committing lies,” he said.
According to an investigation by EU Disinfolab, a coordinated influence operation, to malign Pakistan’s reputation, has been led by the New Delhi-based Srivastava Group and strengthened by Asia News International (ANI), an Indian news agency, for the past 15 years.
The mission of this operation is to discredit countries in conflict with India in the region, particularly Pakistan as well as China to some extent. In the long term, the campaign aims to strengthen India’s global perceptions, which will ultimately allow New Delhi to gain more support from international agencies such as the EU and the United Nations.
ATLANTA – It is fitting that we end this lopsided college football season here, sitting high above the Mercedes-Benz Stadium watching one team kick the other’s butt while a third team watches from afar hoping that their earlier butt kick this season won’t happen. is seen as bad as any other team’s butt kick Saturday morning.
This year has been one, great turmoil – to the bitter end.
Alabama, explain and currently the top team in America, beat Florida to win the SEC championship on Saturday night, 52-46, building up an 18-point lead at half-time and survived the late fear of the Gators. It started as a butt kick, but definitely didn’t finish that way (in fact, the Gators had the ball, down six, with 16 seconds remaining to go 88 yards).
But it’s not necessarily this Alabama win that gets into the college football talk on Saturday. That’s what happened October 3: 52-24 over Texas A&M at Bryant-Denny Stadium. And that’s compared to other butt kicks done on Saturday in Charlotte, NC, when Clemson beat Our women, 34–10, in the ACC championship match.
So, in the right way, we end the 2020 pre-bowl season with a debate over which butt kicks are worse than others. In the end, that’s how No. 4 The University Football Playoffs will be decided in 2020. Because of course it will.
The Aggies shared a point of connection with both teams on the pitch here Saturday night, not only losing that October game to Tide but also beating Florida a week later for their best win of the season. The A&M 41-38 win over the Gators is the only reason we are sitting here with the debate for the No. 4.
A&M or Notre Dame?
Politics kicked in minutes after the Aggies polished a 34-13 win in Tennessee. Jimbo Fisher started it in a post-match on-field interview in Knoxville, stared at the ESPN cameras and claimed that “something was wrong” with the system if the Aggies could play 8-1 in the SEC and not qualify for the playoffs. And then came the smiling QB Kellen Mond. “We have to go in. That’s my tone,” he said.
Before the Aggies flew out of Tennessee, A&M AD Ross Bjork stepped in, snapping a not-so-subtle Twitter photo of Ohio State, 6–0 Top Ten champions.
“Texas A&M is a playoff team. 7 SEC wins in a row when some teams don’t even play 7 games‼ ️‼ ️ We’re ready. “
But that argument appears to be moot at this point. Based on the committee’s rankings throughout the season, the Buckeyes, despite their different play, will be in the playoffs. The debate is whether Aggies deserves a shot, not Notre Dame 10-1, which has just dropped 24 points and its best win has come in extra time against a team (Clemson) without an early midfielder.
We know this is a real possibility, ending the day with the Clemson explosion resulting in heated debate for a 13-member playoff selection committee, all gathered in north Dallas to produce a series of rankings due for release at 12:15 p.m. ET Sunday.
As someone who has experienced a mock selection process, I can tell you how focused the committee was on numbers. And that’s a lot, whether you think it’s true or not.
I’m here to tell you that the Irish have the edge over most of them, but narrow: record against top 25 (2–1 ND vs. 1–1 A&M), games played (11 ND vs. 9 A&M), wins vs. .500 or better opponent (4 ND and 3 A&M), opponent winning percentage (46.65 ND vs. 45.05 A&M) and average winning margin (20.6 ND vs. 13.7 A&M).
Is any of these – or all of them together – enough to send Ireland past the Aggies and into the playoffs? Maybe. But what about their best win? Notre Dame beat Clemson side without QB Trevor Lawrence and three defenders, the same team that two months later beat the Irishman by 24 points. A&M beat the losing Florida team LSU last week but played Alabama as hard as anyone this year.
That leaves us with two disadvantages. Which ass kicking is worse? Lose 24 out of No. 3 Clemson on neutral ground, after scoring just one touchdown and trailing, at one point, 34–3? Or lose by 28 away at No. 1 Alabama, after collecting 24 points against Tide but never getting closer than three in the second half?
Around the time of a foot met ball here at an SEC championship game, the plane of the Texas A&M team hit the pavement at College Station on a return flight from Knoxville. On Sundays, Aggies will hold much of the same schedule as any other season Sunday, Bjork said. There will be no party watching. They will go through weekly COVID-19 testing and will meet around 12:30 CT to discuss their playoff or bowl situation.
Until then, right for 2020, we’re debating butt fights.