Unbeaten Buckeyes and Wolverines top newest AP poll

first_imgUnbeaten Buckeyes and Wolverines top newest AP poll Tyler RushmeyerOctober 18, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter four weeks of conference play, two traditional powerhouses have begun to separate themselves from the rest of the Big Ten.Michigan is 7-0 after its 17-10 defeat of Penn State on Saturday, while Ohio State picked up its 14th-straight win dating back to last year, defeating Michigan State 38-7 on Saturday and improving to 7-0 this season.For their efforts, the Buckeyes remained in the No. 1 slot in an Associated Press poll while the Wolverines climbed to No. 2. This represents the first time Big Ten teams have occupied the top two spots in the poll since 1985, when Iowa was ranked No.1 and Michigan was No. 2.Michigan’s 7-0 start is its first 7-0 start since 1997. That season, the Wolverines finished 12-0 and took home the national title. For Ohio State, it last jumped out to a 7-0 mark in its 2002 national title season, when it finished 14-0.The pair’s perfect starts also represent the first time the Big Ten has boasted a tandem of 7-0 teams since 1998, when Wisconsin opened the season 9-0 and the Buckeyes began 8-0.Michigan and Ohio State will meet on Nov. 18 in Columbus, Ohio, for their regular season finale.Ohio State coach Jim Tressel has made sure his team does not look past its opponents or get caught up in the media hype during the buildup.“We talk about the present and deal with what’s at hand,” he said. “If anyone gets caught up in it, I would say, ‘Go watch more film’ rather than read press clippings.”Players of the weekThe Big Ten handed out Co-Offensive Players of the Week awards to Indiana quarterback Kellen Lewis and Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter.Painter put together a career-best performance on Saturday, leading the Boilermakers to a 31-10 victory over Northwestern.He finished the day with a career-high 35 completions on 49 attempts for 431 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown score.Lewis’ efforts helped Indiana defeat No. 15 Iowa on Saturday, 31-28. It was the Hoosiers’ first win over a top-15 team since 1987. He finished the day 19-of-25 for a career-high 255 yards and three touchdowns, while also adding a rushing score.It is the first time Indiana has won back-to-back Big Ten games since 2001, and coach Terry Hoeppner credits much of that to his young quarterback.“He’s finally playing like he’s been practicing and that’s why he’s playing,” he said. “He’s cutting down on mistakes, throwing the ball well and really giving us a chance to win.”Senior defensive end LaMarr Woodley of Michigan took home the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award for his role in the Wolverines’ 17-10 victory over Penn State on Saturday.He collected a team-high five tackles, including three for loss, while also picking up a pair of sacks and a forced fumble on the afternoon.Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said he has been impressed with Woodley.“Our defense starts with Woodley,” he said. “He loves to win, loves to compete. I think our entire defense has fed off him.”Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. picked up the fourth Special Teams Player of the Week award of his career for his efforts in the Buckeyes’ victory over Michigan State on Saturday.His 60-yard punt return touchdown was the sixth of his career, breaking the Big Ten record of five held by Iowa’s Tim Dwight (1994-1997).Hill rollingP.J. Hill joined historic company on Saturday for his role in his team’s 48-12 dismantling of Minnesota.The Wisconsin running back became just the fourth freshman in NCAA history to reach 1,000 yards through his first seven games.He now leads the Big Ten in rushing with 1,011 yards and is second in the nation.last_img read more

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Coradia Liner inter-city multiple-unit on test

first_imgFRANCE: Testing of the first Alstom Coradia Liner inter-city electro-diesel multiple unit has begun on the Paris Est – Troyes – Belfort line.SNCF awarded Alstom a €346m contract in October 2013 covering the supply 34 six-car Coradia Liner multiple-units to replace locomotive-hauled stock on trains d’équilibre du territoire inter-city services on the conventional network which cannot be operated throughout by electric traction. Alstom’s Cordia Liner V200 is based on its Régiolis family of regional multiple-units for France, but has a more comfortable interior designed for longer distance travel. It can operate at up to 160 km/h under 25 kV 50 Hz or 1·5 kV DC electrification, or powered by roof-mounted 350 kW MAN diesel engines. The first six of 19 units for the Paris – Belfort route are now expected to enter passenger service in mid-2017. Other routes which SNCF expects to operate with Coradia Liner units include Nantes – Bordeaux.last_img read more

Montague boys get even for an ugly defeat with a 60-51 victory over Whitehall

first_img ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Share Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Whitehall’s Terrell Harris goes up for the jump shot. Photo/Kris Rake Shop Now Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … Displayed poorly $15.29$17.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comMONTAGUE – The West Michigan Conference championship was not a factor in Tuesday’s Montague-Whitehall boys basketball game.That was certainly the case last year, but neither team is competing for the title this season.But the neighborhood rivalry contest was still meaningful, because Montague wanted some revenge for a 27-point defeat at the hands of Whitehall earlier this season.Despite a slow start, the Wildcats accomplished their goal, pulling out a 60-51 victory on their home court.Montague is now 9-6 on the season and 7-5 in league play. Whitehall fell to 10-5 and 8-4.Montague’s Hunter Mosher looks to make the pass out of the corner. Photo/Kris Rake“I think most importantly we faced adversity and we overcame it,” said Montague Coach Dave Osborne. “During the first half of the season I don’t think we would have been mentally tough enough to finish this game. We have grown through the course of the season.”The Wildcats were paced by Kenyan Johnston with a game-high 22 points while Nick Stever added 15.The Vikings held a slim 17-15 lead after the first quarter. They were led by big man Brandon Rake, who scored seven of his team-high 15 points during the opening stanza.Whitehall expanded its lead in the second quarter,  outscoring Montague by a 15-8 margin to take a 32-23 lead at halftime.The Vikings’ Terrell Harris scored nine of his 11 points in the second quarter.But the Wildcats stormed back in the third quarter, closing out the frame with a 16-1 run that held Whitehall scoreless for more than five minutes.Montague entered the fourth quarter with a 42-39 advantage.Stever scored nine of his 15 points for Montague during the third quarter with three triples. Johnston added five points.“That one spurt was the difference in the game,” Osborne said.The Wildcats finished strong, scoring 18 fourth-quarter points, led by Johnston, who poured in nine during the final eight minutes.Whitehall managed to cut its deficit to 53-51 with 3:16 remaining, after the Wildcats were handed a technical foul which led to seven straight points by the Vikings.But Montague held on by scoring the final seven points on 7-for-8 free throw shooting. ENDS IN Not relevant $9.99 The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… Other Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAY (2) Ads by Amazon $0.00 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Share × × Other Fox Sports Go NBC Sports Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Report a problem This item is… FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… × Bestseller Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (34271) × ENDS IN Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Not relevant Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… × (822) Inappropriate / Offensive Nicholas Steven goes in for the Montague fast break. Photo/Kris Rake DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… $0.00 Displayed poorly Mail × Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN 0 $49.95 Other Twelve Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (657) $37.99 Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Other Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… × Bestseller $0.00 Other Report a problem This item is… Shares (17612) Bestseller × Not relevant ENDS IN (7802) Not relevant Displayed poorly ENDS IN Bestseller (31628) The League Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Bestseller $14.99$18.00 (117) DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Not relevantlast_img read more