While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The short answer to this question in the headline is: Nothing. Absolutely zero things. Sure, Mike Gundy and Nick Saban are both part of an exclusive list of coaches who have won 100 games with their current teams, but as far as the way both squads are constructed and both teams have performed, Alabama and Oklahoma State have very little in common.Except for one thing.Both have been pretty awesome in big time games over the past four seasons. They are actually the only two schools that have gone 3-0 or better against 6-0 or better teams. Here are the wins for both schools.Oklahoma State2013: Baylor (9-0)2015: TCU (8-0)2016: West Virginia (6-0)Alabama2014: Mississippi State (9-0)2015: LSU (7-0)2015: Clemson (14-0)2016: Texas A&M (6-0)Alabama’s list is, uh, slightly more impressive considering one of those games was for the national championship, but it’s still a great achievement for Mike Gundy and Co. to have been a part of.“I was very pleased with our coaching staff,” said Mike Gundy after the win on Saturday. “West Virginia has done very, very well up to this point of not letting teams score points. We were able to score quite a few points, obviously, and our defense did a really nice job with turnovers.“The most complete game that we’ve played this year. I had mentioned that there were times where each of the three phases played better than the others, and a couple of times this year maybe considerably better than the others.”Unbeaten vs opponents 6-0 or better (FBS since 2013)Alabama 4-0Oklahoma State 3-0* (Nine at 1-0)* 2013 vs BAY, 2015 vs TCU, Sat. vs WVU pic.twitter.com/HN8F9dGK4d— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 29, 2016h/t to Mark Cooper
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has hired former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder as their defensive analyst.Former Notre Dame DC Brian VanGorder reportedly hired as defensive analyst at Oklahoma State https://t.co/9zgUQRl4oF pic.twitter.com/NWKrSbzHVh— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) February 25, 2017VanGorder was fired at Notre Dame in September and finished the season as a defensive analyst for the Georgia Bulldogs. He previously coached for the Atlanta Falcons (2008-11) as defensive coordinator, Auburn (2012), South Carolina (2007) and Georgia (2001-04).He joins former OSU DC Bill Clay as the Cowboys’ defensive analysts.VanGorder was one of just 12 defensive coordinators who made $1 million or more last year (until he got fired).Brian Vangorder’s Finest Moment: #GoIrish #BeatSyracuse pic.twitter.com/ixY8Aw4YtE— irishndathletics (@irishndathletic) September 30, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State has extended an offer to one of the nation’s top talents in the 2019 class.On Wednesday, 2019 wide receiver Devonta Lee of Amite, Louisiana, reported an offer from the Cowboys — his tenth Division I offer in total. His star-studded scholarship list also includes the likes of Florida State, Auburn, LSU, Florida, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Tennessee. At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Lee already has a frame built perfectly for the next level. He’s far beyond just an intriguing prospect at this point in his high school career, and teams have flocked like birds to see him at Amite as he’s shot up the rankings to No. 20 nationally in the class, and the No. 3 wide receiver in 2019. He does a little of everything well on the gridiron and also plays on the hardwood where he’s a standout athlete.Here’s Scout with their recent evaluation on him from his sophomore campaign.Lee is a physical, aggressive wide receiver. He has a great body and frame for a high school receiver and he could draw some attention as an H-Back or flex-out tight end due to his size and skill-set too. He has shown he will fight for the football and he will go up in coverage and make the tough catches. He can catch the ball across the middle or down the field. His route running needs improvement and he can improve his speed and explosiveness as well. He is an athlete who also plays basketball, so he has very good coordination and he will be one of the best in the state of Louisiana for 2019. [Scout]Being from Amite, it should come as no surprise that the LSU Tigers are considered his unofficial leader. It’s a local school being in-state, and top prospects in The Boot don’t typically make their way out of the state lines.The selling point for Lee here if you’re OSU is the recent line of Louisianimals that have found their way into Stillwater and enjoyed success. Reserve linebacker Kevin Henry is from Louisiana and is a former LSU commit. Vincent Taylor, who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins, is from Louisiana. And quarterback Keondre Wudtee and receiver Tyron Johnson are both from The Boot — the latter of which transferred from LSU last season and is slated for a breakout year with the Cowboys.The downside for the Lee sweepstakes is that he’s stated his intentions of holding a commitment off until national signing day. If OSU doesn’t feel it has a real shot in his recruitment or not gaining traction with him from an interest standpoint, they will likely move down the board. But for now, Kasey Dunn has his foot in the door and has a chance to make an impression early in his recruitment.
Brandon Weeden9,26069.57527157.623-3 The numbers favor Weeden in scoring and completion percentage — and in the most important category, wins. But Rudolph’s not done and, sitting just 546 yards shy, could pass Weeden as the all-time passing leader by Week 3. Career NumbersPassing YardsCompletion %TDsINTsRatingRecord 20104,27766.93413154.1 Mason RudolphPassing YardsCompletion %TDsINTsRating Brandon WeedenPassing YardsCompletion %TDsINTsRating Here’s a look at Rudolph’s full seasons as the starter. I do need to add that J.W. Walsh took a lot of the snaps in short-yardage and goal-line situations in 2015 (60 to Rudolph’s 49 in the red zone) which put a dent in Mason’s touchdown count. 20153,77062.3219149.0 20164,09163.4284158.9 20114,72772.33713159.8 Mason Rudolph8,71462.35517154.122-6 Rudolph has already overtaken Weeden with a couple records. His 540 passing yards against Pitts’ single coverage last year bested Weeden’s 502-yard game against Kansas in 2011. Of the top 10 passing games in Oklahoma State history, eight belong to these two, four each. The other two belong to Zac Robinson and Wes Lunt.Mason Rudolph’s 2015 TCU game was the highest in passer efficiency ever at OSU with a 258.6 rating. Weeden’s 2010 Tulsa game was fourth at 231.0.For a career, Rudolph already holds the lead for passing yards per game (300.5) and career interception avoidance (1.7 percent). I did a complete breakdown of Rudolph’s records and those he’s close to breaking earlier this year.So what does the record-setting playcaller think about the comparison? Who’s his top OSU QB?“That’s a tight one,” Rudolph told the Tulsa World during Big 12 Media Days. “I gotta pay homage to Zac Robinson. I gotta pay homage to my current head coach. Brandon Weeden, a Big 12 champion winner. There’s a lot of guys. I’ve been blessed to have such a great relationship with all three of those guys and to learn the history at Oklahoma State and to learn about their experiences and their ups and downs.“There’s so many good ones. I’d say those three are really good ones and guys I’ve always tried to model myself after and compete to become better than.”He was modest there but didn’t exactly exclude himself.Where Mason ends up among Cowboy quarterbacks in the record books is a formality at this point. Where he ends up among Oklahoma State’s fanbase and in the court of public opinion, will depend on his on-field success this fall. Match Weeden’s Big 12 championship count (or better) and it’s more than a conversation. The comparison is not a new one. It’s just comes with the territory when you’re statistically the best two people to ever do something.Since the first touchdown Mason Rudolph threw to David Glidden against Baylor in 2014, people began wondering if he could captain OSU back into an offensive juggernaut. And inevitably he began being measured against OSU’s greatest quarterback, Brandon Weeden.Between the raining of confetti after Weeden’s come-back second half in the Fiesta Bowl and that rainy night in Waco, the Cowboys had four starters ride the quarterback carousel. Clint Chelf, J.W. Walsh, Wes Lunt, Chelf again, Walsh again, Daxx Garman. All lost their jobs either based on results or injury at one time or another. None seemed like the guy for any stretch of time.AdChoices广告A strong showing in Waco followed by Bedlam and bowl wins cemented Rudolph as a favorite in many OSU fans’ hearts. What he’s done since has cemented his place as one of the Cowboys’ two best quarterbacks — and he’s not done yet.What Rudolph’s accomplished has been nothing short of extraordinary given his experience and the patchwork offensive line he had when he took over. After a 22-6 record as a starter and with an offense that has grown both behind and because of him, he’s poised to push for Cowboy QB supremacy and the record books in 2017.Let’s take a look at how Rudolph and Weeden actually match up. Here are Weeden’s junior and senior seasons when he was “the guy” at OSU. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
APTN National NewsOTTAWA-The Federal Court has ordered the Privy Council Office to either release internal emails between Aboriginal bureaucrats or better explain why the documents should be shrouded beneath the blanket of cabinet secrecy.Winnipeg-based Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC) went to Federal Court last January seeking a judicial review of an Aboriginal Affairs decision to create a $15.5 million loan guarantee program for selected banks and credit unions to encourage lending to on-reserve businesses.TWCC, an Aboriginal bank created by the federal government in 1993 to provide financing to on-reserve businesses, has claimed the department failed to consult Aboriginal lenders before creating the program.The court action has since led to a legal tussle between TWCC and the PCO over 30 internal emails written by Aboriginal Affairs bureaucrats.PCO has refused to hand over the documents arguing they are covered by cabinet confidence.On Aug. 22, the Federal Court-appointed official managing the case ruled that the PCO had failed to make the case for keeping the emails secret, said TWCC’s lawyer Ken Muys.The official, Roger Lafreniere, ordered the PCO to either submit the requested emails or present a better argument for keeping them secret by Oct. 1, said Muys.“(Lafrenier) said that the Privy Council and cabinet are entitled to withhold disclosure of secret documents, but the court wasn’t convinced that (the emails) were properly described to be secret,” said Muys. “He gave them a choice and he did comment (that) he would be extraordinarily surprised if the emails are somehow secret documents.”TWCC is trying to uncover the decision process that led to the creation of the program.The Aboriginal Affairs department picked Assiniboine Credit Union, Desjardins Group, Business Development Bank of Canada, Affinity Credit Union, First Nations Bank, Servus Credit Union and VanCity Savings Credit Union to take part in the loan-loss reserve program.Assiniboine Credit Union has since pulled out of the program saying it wasn’t working.Alan Park, chief executive officer of TWCC, has said that the department was putting Aboriginal lenders in jeopardy by freezing them out of the program and giving mainstream lenders a “golden-brick road” into the on-reserve lending sector.It remains unclear why the department didn’t include Aboriginal financing firms, called AFIs, in the program when the firms were created and designed to provide loans to on-reserve businesses which typically have to work harder to borrow money from banks.Created 20 years ago with $200 million in seed capital, there are now 57 AFIs across the country and they have written about 36,000 loans worth over $1.4 billion.TWCC was established in 1993 and has since offered more than $34 million in loans to 45 First Nations communities in Manitoba.While it began with only three employees, it has 150 todayThe Conservative Aboriginal affairs caucus sent a letter last year asking former Indian affairs minister Chuck Strahl to rethink the program.
EDMONTON – Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. rose nearly 17 per cent Monday after a report the marijuana producer was in talks with the Coca-Cola Company to develop pot-infused drinks.The Edmonton-based company’s stock closed at $9.98 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, up 16.86 per cent on heavy volume, after the report by BNN Bloomberg, citing sources.Sources told BNN Bloomberg that the world’s largest beverage company is interested in developing drinks that are infused with cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive element in cannabis also known as CBD.While CBD does not have the same psychoactive effect that THC does, it has been touted by some as having therapeutic effects, such as pain relief.A spokeswoman for Aurora Cannabis said the licensed producer does not discuss business development initiatives until they are finalized, but notes that it has a responsibility to shareholders to give proper consideration to all relevant opportunities that are presented.“Aurora has expressed specific interest in the infused beverage space, and we intend to enter that market. There is so much happening in this area right now and we think it has incredible potential,” said Aurora’s director of communications Heather MacGregor in an emailed statement.Coca-Cola did not respond to questions about Aurora or any other Canadian cannabis companies.“With many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world,” the company said in a statement on its website on Monday. “The space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time.”The news report comes after other major beverage companies have made forays into the cannabis space via deals with Canadian marijuana companies. Last month, the beer, wine and spirits producer Constellation Brands signed a deal to invest $5 billion into Canopy Growth Corp., increasing its stake in the cannabis producer to 38 per cent. The investment follows a deal last year in which Constellation acquired a nearly 10 per cent stake in Canopy and the two companies agreed to collaborate on the development of cannabis-based drinks.Also last month, Molson Coors Canada entered into a joint venture with HEXO Corp. (formerly Hydropothecary Corp.) to develop non-alcoholic cannabis-infused products.Although Canada is gearing up to legalize marijuana for recreational use on Oct. 17, beverages infused with the plant’s active ingredients won’t be legal until sometime in 2019. Still, many cannabis companies have been boosting their capabilities to produce value-added cannabis-based products, which are posed to have bigger profit margins than dried cannabis.Companies in this story: (TSX:ACB, TSX:HEXO, TSX:WEED)
6’1/180lbsBaldThere is a concern for Bryan’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible.RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance for any information in relation to his whereabouts. Please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Bryan Shofner.The 48-year-old was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on September 28, 2019.Bryan is described as:
New Delhi: In the last four months, most of the PCR calls made to the IGI police were found to be outside their jurisdiction.According to Delhi Police data, as many as 1,739 PCR calls (till April) received which were not related to any crime but related to flight tickets, boarding at the airport, etc which were faced by the flyers. “Many of the passengers were not happy with the flight services or delay in flight due to which they informed the police,” an officer said. The Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post revealed that from IGI airport, around 2,200 PCR calls were made in which 1,739 were not related to police. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesFrom international Airport, 1,554 calls were found not related to police whereas 312 calls were found untraced . As many as 103 cases were transferred to other districts. “In untraced calls, complainants usually call the cops and boarded flights. When the police team reached the spot, they did not find any person (complainant),” added the officer. From domestic airport, as many as 226 calls were received in which 185 calls were outside police jurisdiction whereas 10 calls were found to be untraced. Around 22 cases were also transferred to other units. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe law enforcement agency registered cases in three calls and all were solved. Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said that calls which were not related to police but they attended every call made to them. “We tried our level best to redress the grievances,” said DCP IGI. Special Investigation team setup According to Delhi Police data, as many as 63 cases were filed in domestic airport in which 53 cases were solved and 64 persons were arrested. From international airport, around 178 cases were reported in which 178 solved. “As many as 196 persons nabbed,” added the data. DCP (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia told that they have set up special investigation team who are tasked to probe and solve the crime. As many as 1,026 crime cases were reported from the highly secured Delhi airports in the year 2018. And with the arrest of more than 700 people, the Delhi Police claimed to have solved 76 per cent of crime incidents. According to Delhi Police Annual Report of 2018, the area of IGI Airport covers approx. 35 sq. km. and witnesses a floating population of about 2.5 lakh people every day. There are three airport terminals i.e. T-1, T-2, & T-3 handling about 1700 per day, one AFS technical area for VIP movement and a commercial business centre namely Aerocity. “In Aerocity, there are 11 hotels, 3 commercial towers and 1 convention centre. A total of 350 outlets/shops exist in the terminal buildings. Other infrastructures like Security Operations Control Centre, Airport Operations Control Centre, Main Receiving Sub Station, Air Traffic Station and Cargo Terminal Complex etc are also situated in the area in the Airport,” added the report.
Ohio State baseball coach Greg Beals and his players agree that the team has made progress in 2012, but Beals said the program needs to continue to grow and the road to growth is littered with “major” obstacles. The Buckeyes ended their 2012 season May 25 with a 6-2 loss against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament at Huntington Park. The team finished with a 33-27 record compared to the 25-26 record the team posted during Beals’ first season in 2011. OSU snuck into the postseason as the Big Ten Tournament’s sixth and final-seeded team. The Buckeyes played on the tournament’s opening day – a 12-5 win against Penn State on May 23 – while the conference’s top two seeds – Indiana and regular-season champion Purdue – earned byes. Beals said earning a first-round bye is a key step his squad needs to make in the future. “Our program at Ohio State needs to get back into a situation where we’re getting the bye (on) opening day and that we’re able to keep ourselves in the winners’ bracket,” Beals said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, in my opinion.” After beating Penn State, OSU lost against Purdue, then the 18th-ranked team in the country, on May 24. The narrow 5-4 loss sent the Buckeyes to the tournament’s losers’ bracket, and was the first of three games the team played in the span of about 22 hours. The Buckeyes were finally knocked from the double-elimination tournament in the loss to the Spartans, and Beals immediately turned his attention to recruiting. Beals and sophomore pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse both said signing recruits is a struggle because of the allure of Major League Baseball. “At Ohio State University – our baseball program – they expect me to recruit the best student-athletes in the world. That’s what I’m going to do,” Beals said. “We’ve got to get that top-shelf player.” Beals said he was “burned” last year when some of the top-shelf talent he had recruited – three players signed National Letters of Intent on Aug. 15 – signed professional contracts and opted not to attend OSU. Beals said two of the players were seventh-round MLB picks while the other was a ninth-round selection. “All three of them (the players), their total signing bonuses were over three-quarters of a million dollars,” Beals said. “That was tough for us. I’ve got to do more homework to learn about these guys to see how important education is to them.” Dezse said competing with professional baseball clubs for talent is part of the reality OSU and other college teams face. “Who knows for recruits,” Dezse said. “We see them in and out of Bill Davis Stadium. We’re hoping we can get away without the (MLB) Draft taking them. That was one of our issues this year, and you fight it every year. “It’s just one building process, and I’m sure coach is finding great kids out there.” In spite of the on-going struggle against professional clubs and falling short of the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, junior infielder Brad Hallberg said definite progress was made in 2012. “We’re more comfortable (with the coaches),” Hallberg said. “More time will be more success, but we’re going to have to work hard for that too. So it’s not just going to come, we know we’ve got to put in the hours.”
Ohio State junior forward Dakota Joshua and Penn State sophomore forward Nikita Pavlychev face off during their game on Dec. 1. The teams tied at five, but the Nittany Lions won the shootout 1-0. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternA six-goal third period highlighted a fast-paced offensive show between No. 11 Ohio State (8-3-4, 3-3-1-0 Big Ten) and Penn State (8-7-2, 3-4-1-1 Big Ten) Friday night at the Schottenstein Center. The game ended in a 5-5 tie, with Penn State getting the 1-0 shootout win.A goal by Penn State junior forward Andrew Sturtz with less than a second to go in the game forced overtime for the Nittany Lions after Ohio State came back from a 3-1 deficit in the third period.“We had total control of the puck, and we just tried to play the clock instead of continuing to try and play the game there at the end,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “The kid got the puck to the net and that’s what hockey is.”The Buckeyes battled back in the third, starting off the comeback with a one-timer by junior forward Dakota Joshua off a pass from sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski. Laczynski would score less than a minute later on the power play to tie the game at three.“Whenever you’re down, you have to keep morale up, and I thought we did a good job of that in-between periods,” Laczynski said.Junior forward Brendon Kearney found the back of the net for Ohio State with 11 minutes to play in the period to give Ohio State its first lead of the game, a 4-3 advantage. Senior forward Christian Lampasso and freshman forward Austin Pooley had assists on the play, giving each member of Ohio State’s fourth line two points on the night.“It’s just doing things simple,” Kearney said about his line’s success. “Not trying to force any plays, and being smart with the puck and good things seem to happen.”The scoring was far from complete. Penn State knotted up the score, this time on a shot by senior defenseman Trevor Hamilton. Hamilton then had a chance to take the lead shortly after on the power play, but his shot hit the post, and the score remained 4-4.The Nittany Lions called a timeout with 4:33 to go in the period, and just eight seconds later, Ohio State took the lead on a shot in front of the goal by junior forward Freddy Gerard off assists from Laczynski and senior forward Matthew Weis.Ohio State had chances to clear the puck in the final seconds, but it stayed in its defensive zone for much of the final minute. And in the final seconds, the failed chances cost the Buckeyes. Sturtz scored with 0.7 seconds remaining on a shot from the point that somehow trickled past goalie Sean Romeo. After a long review confirming the goal, the score was tied at five and the game went to overtime.Though overtime featured no goals, both teams had ample chances to secure the full three points in the Big Ten standings. Laczynski hit the cross bar on a chance in front of the net and Penn State failed to take advantage of a power play, so the game went to a shootout.The game eventually went to a shootout tied at five. Ohio State led Penn State in shots 48-36.Sturtz was the lone scorer for either team in the shootout. The win earned Penn State two points in the Big Ten standings. Ohio State gained one point in the Big Ten, and the matchup shows up as a tie in the record books for both teams.The first period featured rushes up and down the ice from both teams, but it was the Nittany Lions who struck first on a goal by sophomore Kris Myllari. The Buckeyes evened the score before the first period was over on a goal by Lampasso. Pooley and Kearney earned the assists on the play.The Nittany Lions scored two goals in the second period, the first of which was due to a costly turnover by Ohio State redshirt defenseman Wyatt Ege. Romeo made a save, but then Ege batted the puck into his own net with his glove, giving freshman forward Alex Limoges the tally, and giving Penn State the 2-1 lead.“We have to correct a lot of our puck turnovers,” Rohlik said. “You can’t give good teams like that golden opportunities like we did tonight.Junior defenseman Kevin Kerr doubled the lead later in the period, and the Nittany Lions had a 3-1 advantage entering the third period, which they eventually gave up.Ohio State and Penn State will have a rematch at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center.