EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines shakes hands with head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans prior to the game at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan is the heavy favorite against Michigan State this weekend, but Jim Harbaugh still praised his counterpart Mark Dantonio on Monday.Speaking with media, Harbaugh called Dantonio’s rebuilding of the MSU program “one of the best coaching jobs ever.”Harbaugh calls Mark Dantonio’s tenure at Michigan State “one of the best coaching jobs ever.”— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) October 24, 2016Jim Harbaugh: Mark Dantonio has done one of the best coaching jobs in the history of college football https://t.co/pGAd0wuEt5— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) October 24, 2016Perhaps there is a bit of hyperbole in what Harbaugh said, but it is tough to argue that Dantonio has been awesome in East Lansing. Since taking over the Spartans in 2007, he’s won 11 or more games in a season on five occasions. From 1966-2006, Michigan State won 10 games in a season exactly one time, in 1999.Dantonio has also led the Spartans to three of the program’s nine Big Ten titles, and took them to the College Football Playoff last season. His teams have never missed a bowl game, either, though that streak might end this season. He’s also led Michigan State to seven wins over Michigan in the last eight tries, though again, that streak might end soon.Michigan State (2-5) takes on No. 2 Michigan (7-0) at noon on Saturday at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)In early May, it seemed USC quarterback Matt Fink reportedly made a decision on his transfer destination. The Trojans’ QB was reportedly heading to the Big Ten.Fink, a former three-star dual-threat quarterback recruit, reportedly decided to transfer to Illinois. His own father reportedly confirmed the news.“Mike Fink said Lovie Smith made it clear to Matt he’ll be needed in a leadership role and will have every chance to win the starting job this fall,” Brady McCollough reported.However, just a week later, Fink revealed he had NOT committed anywhere yet – though he remained on the transfer market.On Thursday afternoon, Fink revealed he’s not going anywhere. He’ll remain with the Trojans for the rest of his career.“Thank you to all the coaches that have reached out to me and gave me an opportunity to continue my career elsewhere, but after a long month of soul searching, I have decided that my football future will continue here at USC with this special ‘Band of Brothers.’ #FightOnForever,” Fink said on Instagram.Fink was ranked the No. 13 dual-threat quarterback in the country coming out of high school in 2016. He threw for 46 yards and 1 touchdown in 2018.Stay tuned for the latest.
“The situation could get worse if we don’t tackle the garbage problem quickly,” Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told AFP as official figures showed 210 people had died from dengue so far this year — well over double the figure for the whole of 2016. “It is not something my ministry can do alone but we need a collective effort.”The number of infected people in the first six months of this year was nearly 70,000 compared to about 55,000 cases for the whole of last year, official figures showed. Sri Lanka has suffered a record 200 deaths from dengue fever this year, the health minister said Monday, blaming a garbage disposal crisis in Colombo, the AFP news agency reported.Rotting garbage has been piling up in many parts of the capital since the country’s main rubbish tip collapsed in April, crushing dozens of homes and killing 32 people. With nowhere to take the trash, municipal collection has drastically slowed and led to huge piles on the streets which authorities say are encouraging mosquito-breeding. Military spokesman Roshan Seneviratne said troops had been deployed to help tackle the crisis, while police said they had prosecuted 454 people for illegally dumping garbage.Stagnant water left behind after last month’s flooding was also seen as contributing to the spread of dengue, a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes.
The suspects were arrested and placed in remand following the violence in Kandy targeting Muslims. (Colombo Gazette) The leader of the Mahasohon Balakaya, Amith Weerasinghe and several others were today ordered to be further remanded over the violence in Digana, Kandy.Weerasinghe and 33 others were order by court to be further remanded until June 11th when they were presented before court today.