See you in Death Valley, @CollegeGameDay 😎 pic.twitter.com/EO4RMSuksl— ACC Network (@accnetwork) August 8, 2019Clemson, a year ago, became the first college football team to finish the season with a 15-0 record after it stomped Alabama in the national title game. The Tigers are again the favorite to win it all this year.College GameDay, meanwhile is returning its normal cast of Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, Maria Taylor and Jen Lada. It’s one of the most successful shows on ESPN.College football season gets started on August 24 when Miami takes on Florida. NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)A few months back, ESPN announced that College GameDay will be headed to Arlington, Texas ahead of Auburn vs. Oregon for the first college football Saturday of the season. Thursday, they announced that there will actually be another location they visit first.College GameDay will head to Clemson, South Carolina to cover the Tigers’ first matchup of the season. Clemson takes on ACC foe Georgia Tech on Thursday, August 29.So College GameDay will be in Clemson on Thursday and Arlington on Saturday. There’s no word on whether there will be a third stop that weekend.The Clemson vs. Georgia Tech game is supposed to air on the ACC Network.
Limited DRS in Ranji Trophy another classic case of eyewash: BCCI officialThe BCCI, under Committee of Administrators, has decided to use DRS in the knockout stages of Ranji Trophy this season to avoid umpiring howlers that dominated the narrative last season.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 18:07 IST Photo of representation (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI to use limited DRS during the knockout stages of Ranji TrophyThe system will be without hawkeye and ultra edge in the premier domestic tournamentBCCI official blasted the CoA, claiming it focuses more on perception than substanceHaving come under fire in the last domestic season for poor standards of umpiring, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided to use ‘limited DRS’ during the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy this season. But the BCCI officials have called this another attempt to sweep the mistakes under the carpet rather than address the issue of lack of quality umpires.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official said that it has become the norm under the CoA to ensure that the image of the board remains intact on the outside even if the foundation is getting weaker by the day.”We are not surprised in the least. This is how things are done these days, in an ad-hoc manner that focuses more on perception than on substance. What is the intent here? Is the intent to ensure a mechanism to resolve bad decisions in the knockouts? What about the other 2010 odd games (BCCI hosted a total of 2017 games in the 2018-19 domestic season)? Who is taking the ownership of bad umpiring in those games? Where is the effort to improve the standard of umpiring? Classic eyewash this is,” the official rued.GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim, who is currently in the UK, had said that the idea to introduce ‘limited DRS’ is to avoid howlers as was seen during the knockout stages of the 2018-19 season of the Ranji Trophy. “Last year, in some of the knockout matches, there was some flak on umpires because there were some terrible howlers. So, we want to avoid all that and use whatever help we can get,” he explained.advertisementBut a senior board functionary wants to know why an effort isn’t being made to ensure that things improve right from conducting fair examination of umpires.”Questions are raised over the process of examination to recruit umpires. Why isn’t that being looked into? A fair examination shouldn’t be that big a problem. Then, there is an academy for umpires in Nagpur, who takes responsibility of the functioning of that academy? And how many umpires do we have in the international panel? S. Ravi was the last. So clearly, there is lack of ownership,” the functionary said.”After managing to scrape through domestic games, when they are handed duty during the Indian Premier League (IPL), they crumble under pressure. The idea to have Indian umpires in the IPL was to help them experience top-flight games and the pressure that comes with it. But here, they are getting exposed every second game as was seen in this year’s matches. So, the same must also be happening in the domestic circuit. Just because it isn’t televised, you don’t see it,” the functionary pointed.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ranji TrophyFollow DRSFollow BCCIFollow COA
Nova Scotians now have somewhere to find information about the province’s newest festival. A new website — www.HalifaxHarbourFestival.ca — provides a central location for visitors and residents alike to learn about all the activities and entertainment being offered at four venues as part of the Halifax Harbour Festival, Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18. This year’s festival, with the theme “Discover Your Harbour,” features waterfront-based activities in Bedford, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage and Halifax. “The Halifax Harbour Festival offers Nova Scotians the opportunity to discover their harbour. By participating in activities and events along the waterfront, we can all celebrate the harbour’s contribution to the economy of the province,” said Bill Campbell, acting president of Waterfront Development Corporation Limited. “Each venue offers different programs, so people can begin to explore and experience all the various aspects of our active, vibrant waterfront.” A project of Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, the festival will be an annual event celebrating the harbour. This year, daytime events are planned at DeWolfe Park in Bedford, Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Fisherman’s Cove and McCormacks Beach Provincial Park in Eastern Passage, and the Halifax Harbourwalk in Halifax. “Partners like the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Alderney Landing, Fisherman’s Cove, Pier 21 and the Halifax Port Authority are bringing some really fun and exciting programming to the festival, all in the spirit of the festival’s theme, Discover Your Harbour,” said David Harrison, chair of the Harbour Festival steering committee for the WDCL. The Halifax Port Authority has extended its annual Port Days conference to offer free tours of the Port of Halifax seawall, ocean terminals and south end container terminal on Sunday, Sept. 18. “The Port of Halifax is a major economic contributor to this province, but not everyone knows exactly what we do here,” said Karen Oldfield, president and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “The Halifax Harbour Festival is an excellent opportunity for us to share our story.” The Halifax Harbour Festival also offers the chance to discover the harbour by boat. Tickets will be available for narrated harbour shuttle tours, making the 45-minute crossing between Halifax and Eastern Passage from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days of the festival. Festival organizers have also focused attention on the environment. Waste separation will be available at all four locations and interactive exhibits will help promote environmental sustainability. Among the exhibits planned for Queens Landing in Halifax are Halifax Regional Municipality’s harbour solutions project, Environment Canada’s One Tonne Challenge, and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup administered by Clean Nova Scotia. For details on activities taking place during the festival, or to register as a volunteer, visit the festival’s website at www.HalifaxHarbourFestival.ca or call 902-422-5115. Waterfront Development Corporation Limited is a provincial Crown corporation that plans, co-ordinates, promotes and develops properties, events and activities on designated waterfronts around Halifax Harbour.