What’s it like to start college in the middle of a pandemic? Here’s how freshmen at 5 Maryland schools are dealing.

For people making a major life transition in the middle of a pandemic, some incoming college freshmen have come to terms with the weirdness of their circumstances.

This is a snapshot of what it’s like for students at five Maryland schools who are logging on to “Zoom University” for the first time, on campus or from their childhood bedrooms.

Morgan State University

Iyana Gross made an unusual decision this spring — she chose an out-of-state university.

When the pandemic hit and students were left to make decisions about which university to attend without having visited many of them, they often flocked to schools closer to home or universities that were less expensive.

But Gross, who is from Chicago, decided on Morgan State University, which she described as being the perfect mix of everything she was looking for.

“I’m from Chicago, and so I enjoy being in a big city,”

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RG Verdis Brown Gets First Career Start Friday at No. 14 Wisconsin

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — While Lovie Smith may be refusing to produce an official 2020 depth chart, the Illinois fifth-year head coach was happy to confirm the final offensive line starting spot.

When asked about specific players who have stood out in this September version of training camp, Smith first mentioned first one of the two players vying for that open right guard position on the Illini offensive line.

“Offensively, Verdis Brown has done an outstanding job and has come a long ways,” Smith said. “Verdis is one of the most highly recruited players we’ve had here. He’s been behind the scenes for a while and we needed someone to step up at that position. So, I really like what he’s done.”

While the injury and fall labrum surgery of Wofford graduate transfer Blake Jersaty was obviously unwanted and untimely, Smith immediately created a nice statewide program billboard moment for big

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What advice do you have for someone looking to start their career as a Realtor right now?

Q: What advice do you have for someone looking to start their career as a Realtor right now?

A: We’ve all heard the term “Work smarter not harder”. In real estate, especially in the beginning, you must work smarter AND harder. This is not a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job. Clients need us all hours, seven days a week.

The needs of a client come first, always. Our work days are different now but during non-COVID-19 times, touring properties to learn the inventory, hosting open houses, and being available when the clients are (which often means nights and weekends) are all important components to success. Listening is the number one attribute to serving the client.

Ask questions, help your buyers and sellers determine what their goals are.

It is critical to demonstrate a sincere interest in the people you meet. Stay on top of new trends and innovative ideas

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Justin Jefferson is Off to a Historic Start to His NFL Career

If there’s one silver lining that can be taken from the Vikings’ dreadful 40-23 loss to the Falcons on Sunday, it’s that rookie receiver Justin Jefferson had another huge day. The 21-year-old LSU product shined in the second half, continuing to establish himself as an emerging star in the NFL and a beacon of hope for this franchise.

Jefferson caught nine of 11 targets for 166 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 341 yards and three scores over his past two outings as U.S. Bank Stadium. Those happen to be the two biggest games by a rookie (in terms of receiving yards) over the past three seasons.

After a down week in Seattle (three catches for 23 yards), Jefferson got back to his big-play ways against the Falcons. He recorded gains of 49, 35, 19, 18, and 17 yards on the day. As usual, he did it an a

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Hendon Hooker dominates Boston College in his first start of 2020

Hendon Hooker dominates Boston College in his first start of 2020 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Quarterback Hendon Hooker got his first start of 2020 and made up for lost time with an incredible performance leading Virginia Tech to a 40-14 win over Boston College on Saturday. The Hokies improve to 3-1 on the season with the win to keep pace in the ACC.

The good: Hendon Hooker

Hooker missed the first two games of the season due to COVID issues and an unspecified illness. He came on in relief of Braxton Burmeister last week against North Carolina and showed the kind of gamechanger he can be for the offense on Saturday against Boston College.

For the game, Hooker threw for 111 yards, rushed for 164 and scored four total touchdowns. He had only one single incompletion in the first half and four for the game.

There should be

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NCAA college football live stream, TV channel, start time, odds, predictions

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will welcome the Texas A&M Aggies to the Davis Wade Stadium in Mississippi.

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Mississipi State is coming into this game after a disappointing 24-2 loss to Kentucky and will look to get back to its roots at home.  Meanwhile, Texas A&M is coming off a huge 41-38 win over Florida last weekend.

Can the Bulldogs get out of their own way and keep up with the Aggies?  Tune in and find out, here is everything you need to know to stream the game.

Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State

When: Saturday, October 17 Time: 4:00 p.m. ET TV Channel: SEC Network Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free

Gallery: College football Week 3 schedule, odds, point spreads for every Top 25 game (SMG)


Prediction: Mississippi State looked absolutely horrific against Kentucky, who is a solid team but they couldn’t put any

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With Frank Ragnow still banged up, Lions’ Joe Dahl could be headed for first career start at center

ALLEN PARK — Injuries to Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Joe Dahl have forced the Detroit Lions to roll with three different offensive line combinations in the first four games of the season. Now an injury to center Frank Ragnow could force them into a fourth different lineup on Sunday when they travel to Jacksonville for a matchup with the Jaguars.

Ragnow has been excellent since the Lions moved him to center last year. He hasn’t allowed so much as a QB hit this season and is the second-ranked run blocker at the position according to ProFootballFocus. But he tweaked his groin in Detroit’s return from the bye on Wednesday, did not practice on Thursday and did very little during the 15 minutes of practice that were open to reporters on Friday afternoon.

Rookie Logan Stenberg is Ragnow’s listed replacement on the depth chart, but it’s unlikely he would actually play the

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A.J. Minter impresses in NLCS Game 5 start

Former closer A.J. Minter dazzled in his first career start — in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers, no less — as the Braves went with a bullpen game on Friday night at Globe Life Field.
Minter worked three scoreless innings, striking out seven and

Former closer A.J. Minter dazzled in his first career start — in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers, no less — as the Braves went with a bullpen game on Friday night at Globe Life Field.

Minter worked three scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing just one hit, a two-out double by Justin Turner in the first. The seven strikeouts were the most by a pitcher in a postseason outing of three innings or fewer.

The left-hander tossed 42 pitches and outlasted Dodgers starter Dustin May, who allowed two runs in two innings.


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Alexander Mattison will make first career start

Dalvin Cook‘s 489 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns lead the league. The Vikings star running back, though, won’t play Sunday after injuring his groin in the Week Five loss to the Seahawks

Instead, Alexander Mattison will make his first career start.

Mattison has played 18 career games but always as a backup. He had 124 carries for 569 yards in his career before last week when he replaced Cook and ran for a career-high 112 yards on 20 carries.

“I guess the best compliment I can give Matt is that when Dalvin leaves the game, I don’t change my mindset at all,” offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN. “I mean he’s a fine, young player, is playing behind a very established player in this league, so he’s got a great example in front of him. Matt is a three-down player. He understands pass protections, catches

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Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton says he wants to start career as NBA coach

The coaching carousel has been moving fast this offseason, with all sorts of firings and hirings in the past few months. Ty Lue just took the Clippers job, replacing Doc Rivers who was let go after seven years with the club. Rivers, in turn, got the Sixers job, taking over for Brett Brown, who himself was fired after seven years. 

Then there was Billy Donovan, who parted ways with the Thunder to take the Bulls job, stepping in for the recently fired Jim Boylen. Meanwhile, Mike D’Antoni is out in Houston, Alvin Gentry is done in New Orleans and Nate McMillan got sent packing from Indiana. And, of course, Steve Nash swooped in to take the Nets job, and Tom Thibodeau is back, joining the Knicks as their new head coach. 

With a number of jobs still open, both in terms of head coaches and assistants, a familiar name has

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