Wainaina to run in Nagano Marathon

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Sydney Olympic silver medalist Eric Wainaina will compete in the April 20 Nagano Marathon, race organizers said Friday.The Japan-based Kenyan, bronze medalist in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic marathon and runnerup to Ethiopia’s Gezahgne Abera in Sydney four years later, was originally set to run in the Boston Marathon on April 21 but decided instead to take part in the race over the Nagano Olympic Memorial Course. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img

Joint Chamber To Host Public Luncheon On Pebble Mine Project

first_imgThe luncheon will take place on April 4, from 12-1 p.m., to RSVP visit the Kenai or Soldotna Chamber of Commerce website. The event will take place at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. In a release from PLP they stated that this formally begins the permitting process under the rigorous National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process and other permitting efforts associated with the project. According to the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) their permit application was accepted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in January. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai and Soldotna will be hosting a joint Chamber of Commerce Luncheon with guest speaker Mark Hamilton, VP for External Affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership.center_img This is the first year since 2015 that a representative from the Pebble Partnership has addressed the Kenai Chamber. Kenai Chamber of Commerce President Johna Beech: “We are pretty excited, they have a new project plan and they are in the permitting process now.” last_img read more

These Cats will go as far as Ulis takes them

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:5f3b6f0333860a838389609 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-774130-4521323079001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.UK's Tyler UlisUK’s Tyler UlisLEXINGTON, Ky. – One day after Kentucky’s Final Four loss in April, coach John Calipari was already thinking about life without what turned out to be seven underclassmen who would declare for the NBA draft. He knew immediately who’d lead the new-look Wildcats this season.Calipari texted point guard Tyler Ulis: “I’m going to build a team. Get your guys and let’s do this again.”Six months later, the coach has delivered on his promise – another No. 1-ranked recruiting class has bolstered the supporting cast – and Ulis has not disappointed in his promotion from understudy to leading man.“He’s got a toughness about him. He wants to win, and he makes everybody better,” Calipari said. “You want a general out there that people want to follow. They want to follow him.”The Courier-Journal asked every player on the 2015-16 roster which teammate they’d want with them for a game of 2-on-2, and the vote was nearly unanimous: a 5-foot-9, 160-pound Ulis. No one seemed concerned about his size or the fact he has yet to start a game in college (which is only because Andrew Harrison was still on last year’s team).“Tyler Ulis, any time, any day,” freshman forward Skal Labissiere said. “Just because of his competitive nature. Tyler is just such a leader. He wants to win really bad. So I would go to war any day with Tyler.”Reloaded UK basketball aims to finish jobThe diminutive Ulis played with blood streaming down his face during a physical struggle against rival Louisville last season. He nearly got in a fight with a 7-footer from Auburn. And legend has it, during a pickup game on his recruiting visit to UK, Ulis got in the face of massive NBA star DeMarcus Cousins.“What you hear about him is true,” Labissiere said. “He’ll do anything to win: guard bigger guys, guys my size, try to push them off the block. With that size and the way he plays, the way he leads the team, he facilitates for his teammates, it’s just really easy to play with Tyler.”That’s what Calipari is counting on. Ulis, a sophomore who averaged 5.6 points, 3.6 assists, one turnover and one steal in 23.8 minutes per game last season, is the one known quantity on this year’s team. Senior forward Alex Poythress is coming off knee surgery and junior Marcus Lee has so far shown only occasional flashes.Nearly everyone else is brand new – and apparently looking like it in practice.“We gotta hope Tyler is so good that we can get by being ugly,” Calipari said Wednesday.UK’s point guard a 3-headed monsterThe team is already feeding off Ulis’ energy and attitude, a vibe that says: Don’t worry, I got this.“That’s what everybody loves about him. That’s why he is who he is,” freshman center Isaac Humphries said. “Tyler’s just a natural leader. He conducts and kind of establishes – not the mood, but the flow of practices and pickup.”Proof positive of Ulis’ impact: five-star freshman Isaiah Briscoe identifies him as the leader. The two might’ve clashed, as Briscoe considers himself a point guard too, but have instead hit it off. The uber-confident Ulis views his fellow McDonald’s All-American not as a threat but an ally.“He’s just been showing me the ropes,” Briscoe said, “how to be a point guard and what to expect in college basketball.”Ulis is electric with the ball, a pest on defense and hit a team-high 42.9 percent of his 3-pointers last season. He said his shot is even sharper now, and Calipari claims he had 25 assists and just three turnovers during a recent three-day stretch of practice.Aussie 7-footer Humphries fills big UK need“Tyler’s an amazing point guard,” junior-college transfer Mychal Mulder said. “Not only will he knock down shots on demand, any time, and he’s extremely aggressive and has that winning mentality, but also he’s so unselfish. He’ll hit you when you’re ready, not when he’s ready to hit you.”Calipari used the same phrase as Labissiere: Ulis always “makes it easy” for his teammates. The motivation is not entirely unselfish. Losing in the Final Four after a 38-0 start still haunts Ulis. He wants a title, and he knows he’ll need help to get one.Get your guys and let’s do this again.“Just try to lead them on the court, help them off the court, just make sure everybody’s together, make sure everybody’s clicking, and make sure no one strays away from the team,” Ulis said. “I’m a distributor, but I can score if I need to. If Cal wants me to score more, then that’s what I’m going to do. At the end of the day, my job is to lead the team and keep everybody happy. I’m just going to do what I need to do to win.”Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Email him at [email protected]last_img read more

Misery Index Week 10: Lamenting in East Lansing

first_imgLate Saturday night, a text message popped into the phone of the Misery Index, whose brother-in-law is such an ardent Michigan State alumnus and sports fan that he named his dog after Tom Izzo.“Ughhhh. Just hurts,” he wrote. “Soooo bad.”Even this heartless enterprise of identifying the 10 most miserable fan bases in the country did not want to remind him in the wake of Saturday’s 39-38 loss at Nebraska that it’s only football or that what goes around comes around, which seems apropos in the cosmic sense given what, ahem, happened three weeks earlier in the Big House. One of the tenets we believe in most here is that teams who live close enough to that thin line between winning and losing eventually are going to get a verdict they don’t like.Having said all that, Michigan State was flat-out robbed on Saturday and if the brother-in-law wants to wallow in his sorrow about it, who are we to argue?If you think the Duke-Miami ending was unjust, this one at least rivals if not surpasses it because of what was on the line. Not that the Misery Index ever believed Michigan State was going to win a national championship or even make the College Football Playoff — the Spartans just didn’t seem to be playing at that level — but they were certainly in the hunt. It would have only taken one great performance in Columbus against a still-shaky Ohio State team to turn the narrative 180 degrees.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OprhEDq7r6U?feature=oembed&w=480&h=270%5DAnd now that’s over because officiating incompetence reared its head in a high-profile moment once again.Regardless of what happened in the replay booth Saturday night and what the replay official is and isn’t allowed to overturn, it is clear as day that Brandon Reilly’s 30-yard touchdown catch with 17 seconds remaining should not have counted. Not only did Reilly go out of bounds, but he also pushed off before catching the pass.So the official on the field made two judgment calls there — including the key ruling that Reilly was forced out of bounds — and they were both wrong. Which means Nebraska won and Michigan State lost.And you can pull out whatever talking point you want about how the Spartans shouldn’t have been in that situation to begin with after leading 31-20 early in the fourth quarter and 38-26 with just 4:16 remaining, but the impact of that officiating decision is unmistakable. If the officials make either of the two correct calls available to them, Michigan State wins and moves a step closer to the playoff. It’s just that simple.And even in light of the miracle blocked punt touchdown that lifted the Spartans to the Michigan win on Oct. 17 — a play that was, at best, a 1-in-1,000 proposition — there is nothing about that ending that should sit well with the Big Ten or anyone who roots for Michigan State. FOR THE WINArkansas pulls off an insane lateral pass play, beats Ole Miss in OT USA TODAYMarquise Williams sets passing record in 66-31 North Carolina win 3. Arizona State: There are stages of grief for fans when a team disappoints as deeply as this one has. First, there’s confusion. That’s where Arizona State fans were after the season-opening flop against Texas A&M. Then there’s acceptance that they’re just not as good as everyone thought. That was the reasonable conclusion after a couple of sub-par performances against weaker teams and the inevitable second loss against Southern California.Then there was hope and bargaining that maybe things weren’t so bad as the Sun Devils clicked against UCLA and Colorado. The mood turned, however, after losses to Utah and Oregon in which the team competed but came up on the wrong end of some 50-50 plays. At that point, it was easy for fans to throw up their hands and call it one of those years where nothing goes right, which is comforting in its own way.But now the Sun Devils’ fan base is in the final stage: Question everything. That was the result of Saturday’s 38-24 loss at Washington State, dropping the team to 4-5. This is no longer a season victimized by bad luck or bad calls, just bad football.Coach Todd Graham admitted as much after the game and knows it’s his job to figure out why this team, which he once believed would contend for a national championship, has been so mediocre and undisciplined. His career as a college coach has been defined by overachievement, so this appears to be an anomaly. But it’s one that will mystify and frustrate fans for a long time to come.4. Texas A&M: You could sort of see this one coming. Texas A&M hasn’t been very good for the last month, and Auburn had been figuring some things out even though the records didn’t really reflect it. Plus, this series has pretty much gone the opposite of conventional wisdom every year. But if the Kevin Sumlin era ends badly at Texas A&M down the road, Saturday’s 26-10 loss to Auburn could very well be the watershed moment.The truth is, for all the shade that gets thrown Sumlin’s way about the $5 million per year contract not matching his results, a lot of Texas A&M’s losses the last three years were pretty easy to explain away. Though 2013 was mildly disappointing, you could pin it on lack of depth and a bad defense. In 2014, the program’s holes post-Johnny Manziel were more exposed, though they were not necessarily Sumlin’s fault.But in his fourth year, with a lot of good players and a highly paid staff, the recruiting they’ve done at Texas A&M should be showing more than it is. You could write off losses to Alabama and Ole Miss as the product of a young football team getting beat by better talent, but losing at home to a struggling Auburn team is an eyebrow-raiser because Auburn had won just one of its previous eight SEC games going back to last season. And the game wasn’t even as close as the 26-10 score, given that Auburn rolled up 311 yards rushing alone while Texas A&M couldn’t get much of anything done offensively and threw three interceptions.SPANNING THE SEC: Check in for the latest news, notes, scores and more for one of college football’s best conferences! .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } Though he seems firmly entrenched in East Lansing and makes a lot of money, Dantonio is 59 and probably has one more move left in his career if he wants it. With Urban Meyer rolling, Jim Harbaugh getting things fixed at Michigan and quarterback Connor Cook departing, this might be the time to leave if he even has an inkling of doing so. There are going to be some once-in-a-lifetime jobs open including perhaps some we don’t know about yet if, say, Brian Kelly bolts to the NFL, Charlie Strong jumps at the Miami job or Mark Richt and Georgia decide it’s time for a change.Dantonio has put himself in the upper echelon of coaches but is not at a program with championship pedigree. It’s just harder to win one at Michigan State. If he ever has the desire to work at place with all the advantages, well, there are going to be some options. And that’s an even scarier thought for Michigan State fans than a silly replay booth.2. Ole Miss: If you believe ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper’s current board is anywhere close to accurate, Ole Miss could have three of the top 20 players selected in the NFL Draft next year. And yet the vaunted recruiting class of 2013 that launched Ole Miss into the national conversation will leave without getting the program to break through its eternal glass ceiling. But at least they’ll be remembered for this: Ole Miss beat Alabama and lost to Arkansas in the same year not just once but twice.Do you realize how statistically improbable that is given the historical positions of those two programs programs? It’s like a hiker being able to conquer Mount Everest and then collapsing on a stroll up the hills in San Francisco. But it perfectly encapsulates the frustration of being an Ole Miss fan.If there was ever an opportunity for this program to be more than what it’s been, it was this two-year window when Hugh Freeze had Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil on campus along with a few other highly regarded players. But for a variety of reasons — injuries, an NCAA eligibility issue in Tunsil’s case and lack of depth surrounding them — that group has never been able to put together a full season after toppling Alabama early.At least 2014 will be remembered somewhat fondly, with the Rebels getting to the Peach Bowl. But this year will seem like a complete waste with decisive losses to Florida and Memphis and Saturday’s 53-52 overtime heartbreaker against Arkansas in which Ole Miss appeared to have the game won several times. Whenever things start going good again for Ole Miss fans, Arkansas’ insane fourth-and-25 lateral, the ensuing touchdown and two-point conversion to win will lurk forever in the haunted dark corners of their minds. .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } Even more baffling is that Texas A&M is now just 6-9 in SEC games played at Kyle Field since joining the league. That isn’t a good recipe for building a sustainable contender. There’s also the simmering quarterback situation with Kyler Murray and Kyle Allen, which does not seem sustainable and could very well have ripples in recruiting if not managed properly. The old joke is that Texas A&M has been one year away every year since the 1940s. The question these days is a year away from what?5. Fresno State: Here’s how quickly things can change in this sport. Two years ago this month, Fresno State was 10-0, ranked in the top 15 and worried that its canceled game against Colorado because of flooding might cost it the opportunity to be a BCS-buster.Tim DeRuyter was a rumored candidate for any number of power conference coaching jobs and the giant-killer reputation Fresno State earned under Pat Hill in the early 2000s was on the verge of being restored. Boy, those were the days. Since the high-water mark under DeRuyter in 2013, Fresno State is 9-17 and sinking to the bottom of the Mountain West this year in very ugly fashion.The Bulldogs have won just twice — against Abilene Christian and UNLV — while losing five conference games by an average margin of 24.8 points. Though it was obvious much of Fresno State’s success in 2013 was tied to quarterback Derek Carr, nobody could have anticipated this much of a collapse in such a short period of time.6. Duke: Well, you can say there’s never quite been a week like this in the history of Duke football. For one thing, you had Miami celebrating on Duke’s home field as if it won a national championship after a fluky, eight-lateral kickoff return touchdown. Then you had an officiating decision that the ACC acknowledged was incorrect, essentially admitting that Duke should have won the game.Then you had the absurdity of the ACC giving the Miami player who scored the winning touchdown its special teams player of the week award (it was voted on by the media, but still). And finally you had the Miami president issuing a statement essentially complaining that the Hurricanes weren’t being given credit for winning the game.So here’s Duke in the middle of it all, needing to get back up emotionally for a rivalry game against North Carolina that might very well have decided the ACC Coastal division. And it truly couldn’t have gone worse for the Blue Devils. North Carolina won 66-31 and it was never competitive even for a moment.There were plenty of lopsided statistics to go along with the final score, but none was as representative as Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams finishing the first half with 404 passing yards. It’s hard to say how much the Miami game was still on Duke’s mind or whether it was simply too difficult emotionally to get ready to play such an important game a week after getting robbed in such egregious fashion.Either way, this performance only compounds the loser’s lament of the Miami game and exacerbates the amount of blame Duke fans will forever heap on the ACC. USA TODAYOfficials take center stage again, not because they’re stars .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } (Disclaimer: This isn’t a ranking of worst teams, worst losses or coaches whose jobs are in the most jeopardy. This is simply a measurement of a fan base’s knee-jerk reaction to what they last saw. The way in which a team won or lost, expectations vis-à-vis program trajectory and traditional inferiority complex of fan base all factor into this ranking.)(Disclaimer No. 2: By virtue of their impending coaching changes, Miami, Southern California, South Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia Tech Maryland, Illinois, Hawaii, Central Florida and North Texas are hereby excluded from this and future editions of the Misery Index, as fans can look forward to a new regime taking hold in 2016.)1. Michigan State: One more thing about this game and the law of averages. It’s impossible not to think about Nebraska’s hard-luck season, including five losses by a combined 13 points, and not think that they were due for something to go their way. Meanwhile, the Spartans had been living dangerously even without the Michigan game and could have easily lost to Oregon or Purdue if they hadn’t gotten a few breaks.It also underscores how rare it is for Michigan State to actually lose. Since the beginning of the 2013 season, Michigan State is 32-4, which is remarkable under any circumstances. Go back even further to the start of 2010 and the Spartans are 61-15 overall and 37-9 in the Big Ten under Mark Dantonio. Which brings us to the most miserable point of all for the Spartans. .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } USA TODAYNebraska stuns MSU 39-38 on controversial touchdown 7. Wyoming: Oh Wyoming, why oh why do you chew up football coaches the way you do? Craig Bohl, a man who won 43 of his last 45 games at the FCS level including three consecutive national championships at North Dakota State, is 5-17 at Wyoming following a 27-7 loss to Colorado State.To be clear, there is no indication Bohl is on the hot seat despite falling to 1-9 this season with every single loss by double figures. But if he can’t get it going at Wyoming, who can? This is a job with a lot of challenges — financial resources, remote campus location, a state with spare population — but it’s also a program that thinks it should be pretty good now and then. Heck, Joe Tiller once finished a season at Wyoming ranked in the top 25 before bolting to Purdue where he also made magic happen.Ever since, Wyoming has made football coaching hires that look great on paper. Vic Koenning had been an effective defensive coordinator there. Joe Glenn knew the region, had killed it at Montana and could play the fight song on the piano. Dave Christensen was an offensive guy who had worked alongside Gary Pinkel. And Bohl was a no-brainer, with his pedigree as a Nebraska assistant and a hugely successful FCS head coach. Maybe he can get it turned around, but gosh, it can’t be any fun to be a Wyoming fan right now.8. TCU: We hate to say it, but sooner or later this was bound to happen. TCU fans kept hoping, kept trying to convince themselves that the defense was getting better and that Trevone Boykin was so transcendent that he could rescue this team’s playoff hopes from any situation. And TCU, given the ridiculous way the playoff committee pulled the rug out from under them last year, probably deserved that kind of magic.Instead, it got a 49-29 loss at Oklahoma State and a wrist injury to receiver Josh Doctson (still unclear how severe). TCU is probably still going to finish with 10 or 11 wins, which should never be taken for granted. But the goal this year was making the Playoff, and anything short of that was going to be remembered with regret.It’s nobody’s fault. The defense was always going to be in transition, and Gary Patterson’s challenge got steeper each week as injuries hit early and often. For TCU just to get to 8-0 required a pretty big comeback at Kansas State and a fourth-down tipped touchdown pass at Texas Tech. But typically there are no magic carpet rides all the way through a 12-game season. You steal one or two you’re not supposed to and things will probably even out by the end.9. Penn State: Every coach has an Achilles’ heel. And James Franklin’s is clock management. There have been a handful of times in his career where Franklin didn’t seem as aware of the clock as he needed to be late in games and/or didn’t manage timeouts properly but didn’t pay for it with losses.The 2014 season opener against UCF, for example, was one where Penn State nearly ran out of time to kick the winning field goal despite starting its drive with 1:13 remaining and three timeouts, allowing the clock to tick from 44 seconds left to 17 without using one despite needing more yards to get in kicking range.The situation in Saturday’s 23-21 loss to Northwestern wasn’t as cut-and-dried, but it was consistent with Franklin’s baffling clock issues. Franklin had three timeouts left when Northwestern, trailing 21-20, got to Penn State’s 24 with 1:06 left. At that point, you can either hope Northwestern misses a makeable field goal or you can start using timeouts and at least preserve some time to get the ball back if they make it.Follow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best. Franklin didn’t call a timeout until there were 22 seconds left — a mistake he later admitted — which left only nine seconds on the clock once Northwestern hit its game-winning field goal. Instead of at least giving Christian Hackenberg a chance to hit a couple big plays, Penn State flat ran out of time.And in the hyper-intense world of Penn State football, the fans and media keep score on those kinds of gaffes. Despite the Nittany Lions’ overachieving 7-3 record, it still feels like Franklin is fighting an uphill perception battle with the fan base and games like that don’t help.10. Boston College: It might be too big of a leap here to assume that fans and alumni of Boston College care enough about college sports to really feel the burn of this unwatchable season in Chestnut Hill. After all, they have the Patriots to occupy their time on weekends in the fall and that is by far a much more enriching experience than watching Steve Addazio’s team put up its customary single digit in the scoring column week after week.This time, it was eight points in a 24-8 loss to N.C. State in which the Eagles finished with 285 total yards — not bad in comparison to some other games this season — and six first downs. Boston College still has not scored more than 17 points against an FBS opponent this year, appears headed for a winless ACC record and finally has tied Central Florida, which had been last in the country in total offense most of the year, at 276.6 yards per game.Honorable mention (miserable, but not miserable enough): East Carolina, Kansas State, Rutgers, Virginia. Kansas, Purdue, Texas Tech, Eastern MichiganGALLERY: AMWAY COACHES POLLlast_img read more