Indiana Is the Best Surprise of the College Football Season, Even After a Loss | Bleacher Report

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix looks for an open receive against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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So, they lost.

Indiana’s Saturday could be summarized in a single sentence. In a sport fixated on results, there is no escaping the final outcome. The Hoosiers were unable to complete what would have amounted to a legendary comeback. Ohio State, along with its Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff aspirations, survived in Columbus.

We could stop there. The final score, a 42-35 thriller, tells a story. But not the whole story.

The story here is not Justin Fields’ Heisman possibilities or the Buckeyes’ chase for a national championship, which are both still very much alive. There will be days and weeks for that.

The story here is the losing team—the team that will not win a national championship or a Heisman. The story here is Indiana, what could’ve been and almost was, and how magical this year has been despite the sudden imperfection.

In college

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California State University, East Bay lists open jobs

California State University, East Bay published a public database of remote job vacancies across the country to help people struggling to find employment due to the pandemic.

a group of people standing in front of a building: The Valley Business and Technology Center on the campus of Cal State East Bay.

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The Valley Business and Technology Center on the campus of Cal State East Bay.

In a press release last week, the university said it wants to help “pull the rising unemployment level in the country back to its normal level.”

The university, about 30 miles east of San Francisco, said it regularly shares resources and job opportunities with its students but chose to expand services to the rest of the country to “enhance their chances of landing a job again.”

The database, which the university says is regularly updated, has more than 3,000 active job openings across different fields and industries. The list pulls from various job boards with remote-based positions, according to the university’s

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Thanksgiving marks a mass exodus of college students leaving campuses like UW Madison

Now thousands of University of Wisconsin students are making getaway plans, part of a mass pre-Thanksgiving exodus from campuses nationwide that could spread the dangerous pathogen in hometowns across the country if students and schools aren’t careful.

Maggie Pidto is careful. The 21-year-old Wisconsin senior stopped by the Kohl Center arena one recent afternoon to swab inside her nose for a viral test that came back negative, her seventh of the semester. She planned to do it again the next day to get ready for her trip home to West Hartford, Conn. She wants to protect her parents.

The virus infected one of her roommates this fall, who then had to isolate in their off-campus apartment. But so far, Pidto has dodged infection. “I’m constantly stressed about it,” she said.

Thanksgiving has become a pivotal moment for higher education as the pandemic intensifies. It casts a spotlight not only on

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Four in and four out ahead of first rankings

The first set of College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday, meaning the four-team race is about to escalate for the final four weeks of the 2020 season.

Let the debates begin. Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame likely will hold the top three spots in those rankings, but in what order? The Buckeyes won a top-10 showdown with Indiana 42-35 on Saturday, and Alabama remained unbeaten in the SEC with a convincing 63-3 victory against Kentucky. The Irish were idle.

Who will be No. 4? Which other teams have a chance to stay in the mix? That’s the subject of even more debate, given the number of games played and the number of games that could be canceled because of COVID-19 over the final month of the season. Below are the dates for each of the rankings:

Rankings Date
First Tuesday, Nov. 24
Second Tuesday, Dec. 1
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An Updated Look at BYU Football’s Path to the College Football Playoff

For a third consecutive week, BYU did not receive a lot of help from the teams ranked above them in the AP poll. Following yesterday’s games, ESPN updated BYU’s chances to make the College Football Playoff. BYU’s odds of making the College Football Playoff dropped from 25.1% to 14.1%. Earlier today, we talked about the games that helped BYU’s CFP chances and the games that hurt BYU’s CFP on Saturday. You can read that article here.


After 13 weeks of college football, these are the things that need to happen for BYU to make the College Football Playoff:

1. Clemson loses one more game OR Notre Dame loses two more games

BYU’s path to the CFP could be blocked right away if a one-loss Clemson team beats an undefeated Notre Dame in the ACC championship game. If Clemson wins the ACC title then they will qualify for the CFP and

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Higher education groups ask Biden to reverse Trump orders on Title IX reform, critical race theory

Groups representing colleges and universities have urged President-elect Joe Biden to “move quickly” and undo many of President Trump’s orders that affect higher education policy, including Title IX reform and critical race theory.

In a letter from the American Council on Education, which was signed by 46 higher education groups, President Ted Mitchell wrote that the incoming Biden administration should remove the new Title IX mandate for a live hearing with cross-examination in cases of sexual assault on campus.


Mitchell said the requirement “could have a chilling effect on the willingness of survivors to come forward and raises serious concerns about retraumatization.”

The groups also called for the repeal of Trump’s Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping – an order that banned certain race and sex-based training from federal contractors, the military, federal agencies, and recipients

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Russell Tovey: ‘I was told that my sexuality would hinder my career’ | Life and style

I texted God when I was 18. It cost 30p to message him with your question. I asked if I’d make it as an actor. Yes, came the reply, but you’re more Littlewoods than Hollywood. I have to say that I wasn’t impressed.

I was an eccentric child, obsessed with history. For my eighth birthday I demanded to be taken to a rock and mineral convention. I’m lucky my parents always encouraged my geekiness, but at secondary school I made myself seem stupid to fit in. It took a long time for me to stop apologising for my enthusiasms. I’ve been much happier ever since I did.

Dead Poets Society made me want to be an actor – I was so moved by Robin Williams and the story. It seemed like an honour to create characters that viewers could connect with; to make people who’d never met you feel so

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BYU and Cincinnati’s rooting guide to make the College Football Playoff

The most intriguing storyline when the first set of College Football Playoff rankings are released Tuesday involves two teams on the outside trying to crack the four-team field.

Where will the committee place Cincinnati and BYU?

The Bearcats improved to 8-0 in the American Athletic Conference after knocking off UCF 36-33 on Saturday. Cincinnati fell behind 14-3 early, but quarterback Desmond Ridder rallied the Bearcats to another conference victory.

BYU scored a 66-14 victory against North Alabama, improving to 9-0 while navigating an independent schedule with the help of Heisman contender Zach Wilson.

The placement of those teams will offer clues as to what each team would need to slip into the College Football Playoff. Here is a step-by-step look at what each team needs to make that possible:

MORE: Ohio State runs past Indiana, but one passing question persists

Win out, stand out

The first part is self-explanatory. The

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How to plan 2020s career success: High-paying jobs in growth industries

  • Business Insider recently found 30 high-paying jobs that were poised for strong growth based on employment projections for between 2019 and 2029 and median wages in 2019.
  • The occupations at the top of our list fall into five main industries, all of which require different education, certifications, and skills.
  • The following is a look at the various paths to getting into these industries, according to career experts, an economist, and career sites.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Bianca Banuelos, who comes from a family of nurses, studied to become a certified nursing assistant while applying to nursing school at Ventura Training Institute, a vocational school in Southern California created by the registered nurse Jannet Wharton.

She was also doing research in endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles but wanted to work more with patients, so she decided to become a certified nursing assistant.

Though Banuelos initially

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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 12: Georgia, Cincinnati, Oregon avoid upsets

No. 13 Georgia returned to the field Saturday after a week off for its first game since a crushing loss to Florida two weeks ago, a defeat which all but ended Georgia’s hopes of an SEC Championship Game or College Football Playoff appearance. But the Bulldogs found something for their fans to get excited about on Saturday in a 31-24 win over Mississippi State.

Though it took a fourth-down stop in the final two minutes for Georgia to secure the win, Kirby Smart’s team appeared to finally find a quarterback as USC transfer JT Daniels completed 28 of 38 passes for 401 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in his SEC debut. Georgia needed every bit of the redshirt sophomore’s production as it generated just 8 rushing yards against a shorthanded Mississippi State team.

Daniels will be draft-eligible after this season, but if he stays in college another season after

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