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WVU football: Passing game improvements a focal point of bye week | WVU Gameday

As of this week, the good vibes stemming from the West Virginia University football team’s 27-21 double-overtime win over Baylor have faded and it’s back to the task at hand coming off a bye week for the Mountaineers.

That task is a tall one and unique one and it will begin on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as WVU (2-1 overall, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) welcomes in Kansas (0-3, 0-2) for a noon kickoff. The game will air on Fox.

“It’s really unique. We’re the only ones,” WVU coach Neal Brown said of a stretch of five games in five weeks that now lies squarely in front of his team, a span that no other team in the Big 12 will face this season.

While there were obviously positive takeaways from the Mountaineers’ conquest of Baylor, there were plenty of evident deficiencies as well, particularly on offense and, more specifically,

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Saints explore playing games at LSU; league says a Week 18 is possible

NFL owners met remotely, and afterward league leaders said that while no options have been ruled out, they’re not focused on measures such as pausing the season or using a bubble approach for the playoffs. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the review by the league and the NFL Players Association of the Tennessee Titans’ outbreak is “not about discipline” but safety.

The Saints said in a statement from a spokesman that their game operations staff met Tuesday with LSU officials to discuss the prospect of the team playing games at Tiger Stadium. The team said the school has been “gracious and enthusiastic” about that possibility. The scenario also has been discussed with the NFL, the Saints said.

“Obviously, our overwhelming preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan attendance, but there has been no indication from the city on when, or if, this might be approved,”

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Florida Coach Wanted 90,000 Fans at Home This Week, But Now His Players Have COVID

Florida Gators football coach Dan Mullen said he wanted 90,000 screaming fans at his home stadium this weekend when they host the LSU Tigers. Now, they hope to just play a game after suspending team activities because some of their players have caught coronavirus.

The school announced Tuesday that it has suspended athletic activities after five football players tested positive for COVID-19. Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin issued a statement that said the suspension of activities was out of caution.

“Out of an abundance of caution, team activities are paused as of Tuesday afternoon. Head coach Dan Mullen has been in communication with football players and their parents, and I have had conversations with the Southeastern Conference office, last week’s opponent Texas A&M, and this week’s opponent LSU,” Stricklin said.

Strucklin added that the UF sports medicine department will reassess the situation on Wednesday.

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Pittsburgh Steelers home favorites vs. Cleveland Browns by Week 6 betting odds

Skip Snow, Sportsbook Wire
Published 11:00 a.m. CT Oct. 13, 2020

The Cleveland Browns (4-1) are 3.5-point underdogs for their Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-0) at Heinz Field. Kickoff will be Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Below, we take a look at the early Week 6 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook.

Cleveland pulled through with its third straight multi-possession victory Sunday, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 32-23. The Browns are 4-0 since a season-opening 38-6 loss at the Baltimore Ravens, and third-year QB Baker Mayfield has completed 63.72% (72 of 113) of his passes while tossing just three picks over the string of victories.

Pittsburgh is coming off a 38-29 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. A normally staunch Steelers defense was a bit undone in the Week 5 contest, allowing 242 passing yards and 5.8 yards per carry on the ground. Overall the Pittsburgh defense has

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McConnell says Senate to vote on PPP bill next week

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WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday the Senate would vote on a roughly $500 billion COVID-19 stimulus plan next week, only two weeks before the election, as President Donald Trump urged Republicans to “go big or go home” on stimulus. 

McConnell said in a statement the Republican-led Senate’s “first order of business” once they return Monday would be to vote on a “targeted” relief plan, including new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a loan forgiveness program for small businesses. 

“Unless Democrats block this aid for workers, we will have time to pass it before we proceed as planned to the pending Supreme Court nomination as soon as it is reported by the Judiciary Committee,” he said, referring to the ongoing

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Minnesota Vikings favored at home vs. Atlanta Falcons on Week 6 betting lines

Esten McLaren, Sportsbook Wire
Published 6:29 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons (0-5) face the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) Sunday of Week 6 in the NFL at U.S. Bank Stadium in their first game since the firing of head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Below, we take a look at the Week 6 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank cleaned house after Atlanta was dropped to 0-5 with a 23-16 home loss to the NFC South rival Carolina Panthers Sunday. The Falcons are averaging just 24.4 points per game on offense with their 32.2 PPG allowed ranking 30th in the NFL. The Dirty Birds have covered the spread just once in their five losses. Former defensive coordinator Raheem Morris assumes the head coaching role on an interim basis.

The Vikings suffered another tough loss in Week 5, losing 27-26 to

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Indianapolis Colts favored at home vs. Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6

Johnny Parlay, Sportsbook Wire
Published 1:09 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2020

The Cincinnati Bengals (1-3-1) visit the Indianapolis Colts (3-2) Sunday for a Week 6 contest at Lucas Oil Stadium at 1 p.m. ET. Below, we take a look at the early Week 6 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook.

The Bengals were basically shut down at the Baltimore Ravens 27-3 in Week 6, ending a short-lived one-game win streak. The offense was held to 205 total yards, 70 on the ground and 135 in the air. QB Joe Burrow threw for just 183 yards, was intercepted once, lost a fumble and was sacked seven times. The defense did hold Ravens QB Lamar Jackson to 180 passing yards and 3 rushing yards, but it allowed 17 points on Baltimore’s first three possessions.

The Colts had a three-game win streak snapped with a 32-23 loss at the Cleveland Browns Sunday.

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2021 Design & Construction Week Moves to Virtual Event

After evaluating multiple safety and travel concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced its intention to move the 8th annual Design & Construction Week, which features the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to a robust, all-virtual event platform.

While Design & Construction Week was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 9-11, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the new all-virtual DCW 2021 will still take place the week of Feb. 8 with extended programming.

“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our exhibitors, attendees and the thousands of onsite workers who support the premier event of the residential construction industry, we feel the only prudent course is to make this year’s show a virtual event,” says NAHB chairman

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College football odds, lines, schedule for Week 7: Alabama opens as favorite over Georgia at home

It is never too early to take a look at the lines for next week’s action, and the William Hill Sportsbook has released them for Week 7 action already. That includes the huge SEC showdown between SEC teams as No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 3 Georgia in Tuscaloosa next Saturday night on CBS.

While that’s going to be a great game between the only remaining undefeated teams in the SEC, it’s also the only game between ranked teams in Week 7. Though, I suppose if we’re only going to get one matchup between ranked teams, we might as well make it a couple of top-three sides.

There are some other games worth keeping an eye on, though. Particularly as some teams look to bounce back from a rough weekend, while other upstarts look to prove their worth. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger games for the weekend.

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DLF Mall in Noida to Re-Open Next Week After Renovation, Date to be Announced Soon

Noida, October 9: DLF Mall of India in Noida is set to re-open next week after internal renovations. DLF Mall had largely remained shut since the past six months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Stores selling essential items re-opened for a brief period, but they had to shut after a part of the mall’s ceiling collapsed in July. Since then, the internal renovation was underway, leading to complete closure of DLF Mall.

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“It did not make sense for us to open only for the weekends, so we used this time to renovate, paint and complete some interior work. We will open full-time from next week. The date will be declared soon,” a spokesperson of DLF Mall was

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