Rally Falls Short As St. John’s Defeats Boston College 97-93.

Boston College (1-2) fought hard to come back from a 20 point deficit, but their blistering rally wasn’t enough, as they fell to St. John’s 97-93. Guard Wynston Tabbs led the Eagles with 23 points, while center CJ Felder had 18 points and three blocks. 

The Eagles started the game off hot, driving to the basket and getting to the foul line. Through the first five minutes of the game, BC looked to be in control of this game. Midway through the first half they had built up an eight point lead. But as often is the case, they hit a cold streak, and the Red Storm led by Julian Champagnie (29 points) started to take control of the game. Boston College looked sloppy on both offense and defense, as St. John’s found easy buckets while BC lost any sort of rhythm with their offense turning the ball over too

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College basketball rankings: Virginia, No. 4 in Top 25 And 1, shows shooting touch in debut; UCLA falls out


There’s an old saying among college basketball coaches that the best way to become a better-shooting team is to recruit and play better shooters. I was reminded of that on Wednesday when Virginia, a dreadful 3-point shooting team last season, bombed Towson from beyond the arc thanks to a pair of transfers who can alone make the Cavaliers real threats from deep.

Trey Murphy, a transfer from Rice, and Sam Hauser, a transfer from Marquette, combined to sink nine of the 11 3-pointers they attempted in Virginia’s 89-54 season-opening win over Pat Skerry’s Tigers. A 6-foot-9 guard, Murphy didn’t receive a waiver from the NCAA to play until Tuesday. Then he came off the bench Wednesday, took eight shots from beyond the arc, made six of them and finished with 21 points in 17 minutes.

“We’re so glad that he gets to play,” said Virginia coach Tony Bennett. “You

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College basketball scores, highlights: Rough opening night for ACC; UCLA falls to San Diego State

After sending an average of eight teams to the NCAA Tournament in years 2016-2019, the ACC was on track to land just four teams in the 2020 field, according to CBS Sports Bracketology expert Jerry Palm’s final projection of the 68-team field. The COVID-19 pandemic ultimately led to the tournament’s cancellation and saved the league some Selection Sunday embarrassment. 

But the ACC’s depth issues were clear, and they showed up again on Wednesday during the opening day of the 2020-21 season. Pittsburgh lost to St. Francis (Pa.) of the Northeast Conference for the first time in 30 meetings between the programs, while Georgia Tech lost to Georgia State 123-120 in quadruple overtime. Boston College could have made up for some of that embarrassment by pulling off an upset of No. 3 Villanova, but the Eagles’ valiant effort fell short as the Wildcats escaped with a 76-67 win over BC.


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Olmsted Falls Board of Education names Brett Robson as new Treasurer/CFO

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — The Olmsted Falls Board of Education last night (Nov. 19) hired Brett Robson as the district’s new Treasurer/CFO.


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A Western Reserve Local Schools Treasurer for 17 years, Robson replaces Emily Weisbarth, who last month resigned to become assistant treasurer with Lakewood City Schools.

“The board is very excited about the hire,” said board president Holly Neumann. “Robson has excellent qualifications. He’s a very professional and experienced treasurer who will do a great job for us.”

Added Olmsted Falls City School District Superintendent Jim Lloyd, “I’m absolutely thrilled that the board was able to acquire someone of Brett’s experience and skill level. Olmsted Falls will be a better district with him as the CFO.”

Going into the search for a new treasurer, Neumann said the goal was to find an experienced leader to continue the district’s financial stability and security.

Olmsted Falls City Schools hired

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Virgin Galactic Falls After Space-Flight Delay Due to Covid

Virgin Galactic (SPCE) shares fell on Monday after the space-travel company said that a scheduled flight from New Mexico would be delayed due to the pandemic.

“Virgin, in accordance with new guidelines from the New Mexico Department of Health to disrupt the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the state, today announced that it will be minimizing its operational footprint at its New Mexico facilities,” the company, founded and partly owned by the U.K. entrepreneur Richard Branson, said in a statement.

“In consultation with government officials, and as a result of these new operations restrictions, the space flight that was planned to occur between November 19-23 will be rescheduled.” The company said it will reschedule a new test-flight window as soon as it can.

Virgin’s operations base sits at Spaceport America in south-central New Mexico, north of Las Cruces, while its manufacturing and development activity is in California’s Mojave Desert.

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Education employment falls 8.8 percent: Pew

Employment in state and local education positions in October dropped a dramatic 8.8 percent in the past year, according to Pew Charitable Trusts, outpacing the 6.2 percent drop in private sector employment.

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Education employment falls 8.8 percent: Pew

“The cuts were mostly driven by temporary layoffs and positions left unfilled in the new school year,” Pew researchers Barb Rosewicz and Mike Maciag wrote in their report.


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The decline in education jobs shines a light on cash-strapped state and local governments. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made funding state and local government a central issue in failed negotiations with the White House over a fifth COVID-19 relief package.

While Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had put down a $1.8 trillion offer for the package before the election, Pelosi said that funding for state and local governments did not go far enough, and cited a slew of other policy

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Senate committee’s budget for lunar landers falls short of NASA request

Senate appropriators are proposing to allocate $1 billion to NASA next year for the construction of new lunar landers to take humans to the surface of the Moon — roughly $2.4 billion short of what the agency requested. The shortfall threatens to delay NASA’s ambitious plan of landing the first woman on the Moon by 2024.

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released 12 funding bills for next year, laying out proposed budgets for the federal government. The newly released legislation would allocate a total of $23.5 billion to NASA, an increase over last year’s NASA budget but roughy $1.75 billion less than the $25.2 billion the administration had asked for.


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The Trump administration has been calling for increased funding to NASA over the next five years to help fund the agency’s Artemis program, an initiative to send the first woman and the next man to the surface of

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Offense Cannot Muster Enough as Syracuse Falls to Boston College

Syracuse could not muster enough offense as Boston College knocked off the Orange 16-13 inside the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The loss was Syracuse’s fifth in a row, and drops their record to 1-6 on the season. 

The game was far from the prettiest you will see, with both teams having their share of offensive struggles. Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec missed some open receivers that stalled Eagles drives in the first half. Their kicker Aaron Boumerhi missed a 39 and 52 yard field goal as well. 


Syracuse had two drives where they really pushed tempo and appeared to be in a rhythm. Each stalled deep in Eagles territory, however, and Andre Szmyt converted both of his field goal attempts. Their only touchdown came with just 21 seconds left when

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Syracuse football battles Boston College tough but falls short in 16-13 loss

Syracuse, N.Y. — There just aren’t many paths to victory for a team as beat up as Syracuse.

It needs the kind of defensive performance it turned in Saturday against Boston College, largely avoiding the missed assignments that led to explosive scoring plays in past weeks.

It needs a little bit of fortune, such as BC’s stud Notre Dame-transfer quarterback misfiring on throws from short and deep distances.

It needs to win the special teams battle, knocking in field goals and uncorking a long return while BC misses a pair of kicks.

Even all that, apparently, is not enough to break through and give everyone the satisfaction of a winning feeling again.

Syracuse dropped to 1-7 on the year with a pedestrian 16-13 loss to Boston College in a game SU hung around in deep into the fourth quarter but never led.

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Chagrin Falls High School teachers honored by University of Chicago

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – Chagrin Falls High School teachers Kenneth Kasee and Carolyn Petite have been selected for The University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.

Every year, The University of Chicago gives newly admitted students the opportunity to recognize educators who have made a positive impact on their lives.

Students accepted into the university’s class of 2024 were asked to nominate an educator whose guidance has helped them along the path toward intellectual growth.

This award has existed for more than 30 years. The university honors all teachers who have been nominated.

Kasee, who teaches English, was nominated by Maggie Mills. Petite, who teaches computer science, was nominated by Parker Broz. Mills and Broz are both members of Chagrin Falls High School’s class of 2020.

A virtual event to celebrate these teachers took place on Oct. 21. Kasee and Petite received a commemorative award, certificate and letter that includes

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