Howland gets 500th career win with Mississippi St. victory

STARKVILLE, Miss. — D.J. Stewart Jr. scored a career-high 23 points with five 3-pointers and coach Ben Howland secured his 500th career win and Mississippi State beat Texas State 68-51 on Monday night.

Howland, in his sixth year at Mississippi State, has grabbed 99 of those wins with the Bulldogs. He’s led Mississippi State to 20-plus wins in each of the last three seasons.

Howland’s career stints also have included, Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh and UCLA.

Alonzo Sule’s basket with 18:41 left brought the Bobcats into a 26-all tie. The Bulldogs (1-2) proceeded to outscore Texas State (2-1) by a 24-6 margin over the next eight minutes to put the game away.

Mississippi State used its size to amass a 46-27 rebound advantage. The Bulldogs shot 25 of 58 (43.1%), which included 9 of 23 from 3-point range.

Mason Harrell scored 15 points for Texas State and Caleb Asberry 10.


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Kirk Cousins earns first career Monday Night Football victory

As the starting quarterback of the Washington Football Team, Kirk Cousins started six games for the Burgundy and Gold on Monday Night Football. Each one ended in a Washington loss.

Those Monday night woes have carried over to Minnesota, too, where Cousins has been the starting quarterback the last three seasons. Entering the Vikings’ Week 10 matchup with Chicago, Cousins was 0-9 for his career on Monday Night Football.

Those primetime struggles were finally put to rest on Monday, though, as Cousins led the Vikings to a 19-13 victory over the Bears for the QB’s first career win on Monday Night Football.

The victory was Minnesota’s third straight after starting the season 1-5. For Chicago, the loss was their fourth straight after starting the season 5-1.

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Cousins didn’t necessarily ‘wow’ on Monday evening, but the veteran signal-caller was efficient and

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Players Of The Game From The Notre Dame Victory Over Boston College

Notre Dame earned an impressive 45-31 road victory over Boston College. There were a number of standouts, especially on offense, but there were three players that stood out above the rest.

OFFENSE – Ian Book, Quarterback

Stats: 20-27, 74.1%, 283 yards, 3 TD / 85 rush yards, 1 TD
Runners Up: WR Avery Davis, WR Ben Skowronek

Book’s performance against Clemson last week will likely get more attention, which is understandable when you consider the moment and the quality of the opponent. There weren’t the big flashy downfield plays in this game, but if you look at this game on a snap-by-snap basis, a case could be made that Book’s performance against Boston College was the best of his career.

The veteran quarterback was decisive, he was aggressive when he needed to be and he settled the team down after some early miscues. Book’s pocket presence was

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PODCAST: Breaking Down The Notre Dame Victory Over Boston College

Notre Dame improved to 8-0 and remained second in the latest polls after its 45-31 road victory over Boston College.

Irish Breakdown football analyst Vince DeDario and publisher Bryan Driskell provide in-depth analysis of the victory.

The breakdown begins with a look at the Notre Dame offense. Driskell dives into what this was such an impressive performance from both offensive coordinator Tommy Rees and Ian Book

The staff finishes with a breakdown of the Irish defense. It wasn’t the prettiest defensive performance of the season, but the unit made big plays in big moments, which the Irish Breakdown crew discusses.

You can find the link to the article referenced in the podcast HERE.

Here is the rest of the Irish Breakdown post-game content of the victory over Boston College.

Game Observations: Offense 

Game Observations: Defense 

Players of the Game 

Key Takeaways: Offense 

Key Takeaways: Defense 

Stats That Matter,

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Tiawan Mullen Comes Away with First-Career Interceptions in Victory Over MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It was a season ago at Michigan State where Indiana cornerback Tiawan Mullen made his name famous among Hoosier fans.

Indiana had just finished up nonconfernce play and was entering the bulk of the Big Ten schedule with a 3-1 record (only losing to Ohio State). Against the Spartans, Mullen came away with career-high four pass breakups.

The only thing that didn’t accompany his impressive performance was a victory as Indiana suffered a 40-31 loss.

It was during that game where Mullen showed what he’s capable of on the field, and it was after the game where Mullen showed what he is all about.

“I want to show everyone that we came in here to compete,” Mullen said after the loss. “We aren’t going to back down to nobody.”

That mentality has spread throughout the Indiana locker room, and now, over a year later, the nation

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Notre Dame stays unbeaten by defeating Boston College, giving coach Brian Kelly his 100th victory at the school

BOSTON — Notre Dame has a history of following big wins with letdowns against rival Boston College.

This time the Irish wound up making some history for their coach at the Eagles’ expense.

Ian Book passed for three touchdowns and ran for another and the second-ranked Irish overcame an early deficit to roll to a 45-31 victory over BC on Saturday.

The Fighting Irish’s eighth straight win in the series between FBS’s only Catholic institutions gave coach Brian Kelly his 100th career victory at the school, tying him with Lou Holtz for second all-time. He is now just five behind coach Knute Rockne.

“One hundred wins. I was gonna say it felt like 100 years. But it’s not something I spend time thinking about. I will when I’m not coaching anymore,” Kelly said. “It means I’ve had a lot of good players, a lot of good coaches. I’m fortunate to

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Can Republican State Legislatures Step In To Hand Donald Trump an Electoral College Victory?

President Donald Trump, who has yet to concede the 2020 election, reportedly has floated the idea of subverting the normal Electoral College process to clinch a second term in the White House.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. The 2020 race has been called by several news outlets for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but Trump has refused to concede. The New York Times reported that the president asked his advisers whether it was possible for Republican legislatures to sidestep the popular vote and select pro-Trump electors in key battleground states.

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President Donald Trump visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. The 2020 race has been called by several news outlets for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but Trump has refused to concede. The New York Times reported that the president asked his advisers whether it was possible for Republican legislatures to sidestep the popular vote and select pro-Trump electors in key battleground states.

The seemingly implausible scenario comes after several news organizations, including the Associated Press, called the race for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. On Friday, projections showed Biden with 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232.

Popular Vote vs Electoral College: Why It Matters Amid Biden, Trump 2020 Election

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Biden education plan: Cumberland County educators call Biden Harris administration a victory for public education

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — Cumberland County educators are reacting to the incoming Biden-Harris administration days after President-elect Joe Biden told American teachers one of their own is heading to the White House.

Art teacher Tabitha Redding watched Joe Biden speak from home.

“As soon as he said that, I cheered and I remembered that his wife was a teacher. I almost cried thinking about how things are going to change,” said Redding. “I think it should be paid the way a well-educated professional is paid.”

Redding is a wife and mom of six children. She is also the sole breadwinner in her home after her husband suffered a stroke and stopped working.

Redding told ABC11 her family income is below the poverty line. She said Biden’s victory offers teachers like her, who often have to work other jobs to make ends meet, a glimmer of hope.

“We will receive the

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‘I just thought she was a college student’: Boston College student spots JLaw after Biden victory

Boston College student Regan LaBelle was headed to brunch with a friend near Boston Common Saturday afternoon, just minutes after major news organizations called the presidential race for Joe Biden. The city exploded with energy as thousands of people poured onto the streets to scream, jump, and dance.

LaBelle spotted one woman in particular with an “amazing vibe.” She wore pink pajamas, Converse, and a face mask, while holding a Bluetooth speaker and flailing around in celebration.

“We came up to a stop and there was a girl playing ‘We are the champions,’ dancing around with her friend,” LaBelle, a Florida native, said. “And I was like, ‘Oh my god, I love her.’”

Turns out — that girl was Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. And LaBelle had no idea.

“You couldn’t even tell it’s Jennifer Lawrence at all,” LaBelle, 21, told the Globe. “I thought she was a college student. I

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At Syracuse University, pandemic renders SU alum Biden’s victory a muted celebration

Syracuse, N.Y. — When Joe Biden was first elected into the White House in 2008 as President Barack Obama’s running mate, Syracuse University erupted in celebration.

But the quad where students rushed that Tuesday night 12 years ago was nearly empty Saturday, as any celebration over the Syracuse alumnus’ projected victory over President Donald Trump was largely contained to passing cars and open windows.

Soon after the 2020 presidential race was called around 11:30 a.m. Saturday by the Associated Press and others, the music started blasting from dorm rooms and student rentals along Euclid Avenue. Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” and YG’s “FDT” appeared to be the most popular song choices.

Several drivers honked their horns at intersections. One car full of students flew a large blue “Biden 2020” flag out the window, eliciting cheers from students walking along Comstock Avenue.

But as Syracuse football played Boston College Saturday

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