The Spun 2016 College Football Staff Picks: Week 10


first_imgCollege Football Week 10 picks by The Spun staff members.After the 31 games that our staff picked last weekend, the office race is unbelievably close. Four of us are within one game of first place, with a big shake-up at the top after the Week 9 results. Matt Lombardi and I are tied in first with records of 264-81 on the year, while Andrew Holleran and Matt Hladik are just one game back at 263-82. Andrew McCarty had a huge Week 9, finishing first for the week at 24-7.Here are the full office standings through eight weeks:Record:Picks Back:T-1.Matt Lombardi264-81T-1.Dan Lyons264-81T-3.Andrew Holleran263-821T-3.Matt Hladik263-8215.Andrew McCarty256-8976.Kaitlin McCabe250-95147.Steve Driscoll249-9615College Football Week 10 features 35 games that we’ll be picking this week. We have a rare Tuesday night game involving a ranked team, with No. 17 Western Michigan traveling to Ball State. On Thursday, Oklahoma makes the trip up to Ames to face Iowa State, and Colorado hosts UCLA. Saturday isn’t the craziest one of the college football season, but we do have intriguing match-ups between, Baylor and TCU, Florida and Arkansas, Penn State and Iowa, Ohio State and Nebraska, and of course, Alabama’s huge trip to LSU.Here are our staff picks for every Power Five and Top 25 game for College Football Week 10.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 10 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCabeMcCartyBall State vs. 17 WMUwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganball-statewestern michiganIowa State vs. 12 Oklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahoma21 Colorado vs. UCLAcoloradocoloradocoloradocoloradocoloradocoloradocolorado21 Boise State vs. San Jose Stateboise stateboise stateboise stateboise stateboise stateboise stateboise stateNotre Dame vs. Navynotre dame logonotre dame logonavynotre dame logonavynavynavyOle Miss vs. Georgia Southernole missole missole missole missole missole missole missMiss. State vs. 7 Texas A&M texas a&mtexas a&mtexas a&mtexas a&mtexas a&mtexas a&mtexas a&m11 Auburn vs. Vanderbiltauburn logoauburn logoauburn logoauburn logoauburn logoauburn logoauburn logoBoston College vs. 5 Louisvillelouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logoTexas Tech vs. TexastexastexastexastechtexastechtexastechtexastexasRutgers vs. IndianaindianaindianaindianarutgersindianaindianaindianaIllinois vs. Michigan StateMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoIllinois LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoNorthwestern vs. 8 Wisconsinwisconsinwisconsinwisconsinwisconsinwisconsinwisconsinwisconsin18 UNC vs. Georgia Techunc logounc logounc logounc logounc logounc logounc logoMiami vs. Pittpitt logopitt logopitt logopitt logomiamipitt logopitt logoWake Forest vs. VirginiaWake Forest LogovirginiaWake Forest LogovirginiaWake Forest LogovirginiaWake Forest Logo3 Clemson vs. Syracuseclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logo2 Michigan vs. MarylandMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMichigan LogoMinnesota vs. PurdueminnesotaminnesotaminnesotaminnesotaminnesotaminnesotaminnesotaKSU vs. 22 Oklahoma Stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateoklahoma stateDuke vs. 23 Virginia Techvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechduke logovirginiatechvirginiatechStanford vs. Oregon Statestanfordstanfordstanfordstanfordstanfordstanfordstanford13 Baylor vs. TCUtcubaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorArkansas vs. 10 Floridafloridaarkansas logoarkansas logofloridaarkansas logofloridaarkansas logoSouth Carolina vs. Missourisouth carolina logosouth carolina logosouth carolina logosouth carolina logomissouri logomissouri logosouth carolina logoTennessee vs. Tennessee Techtennessee logotennessee logotennessee logotennessee logotennessee logotennessee logotennessee logo25 Washington State vs. ArizonawazzuwazzuwazzuwazzuarizonawazzuwazzuNC State vs. 19 Florida Stateflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoUSC vs. Oregonuscuscuscuscuscuscusc14 West Virginia vs. Kansaswest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginiawest virginia20 Penn State vs. IowapennstatepennstatepennstatepennstatepennstatepennstatepennstateKentucky vs. Georgiageorgiageorgiakentucky logogeorgiakentucky logogeorgiageorgia15 LSU vs. 1 Alabamaalabama logoalabama logoalabama logoalabama logolsu logoalabama logoalabama logo6 Ohio State vs. 9 Nebraskaohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoCal vs. 4 WashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonwashingtonSeason Record264-81263-82264-81263-82249-96250-95256-89last_img read more

Opposition lauds PSC for taking up Finance Minister on drugs economy


Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoLeader of the Political Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has called out the Finance Minister Winston Jordan over his most recent remarks where he said the economy during the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) tenure was heavily based on proceeds of the drug trade.Jagdeo, during a press briefing on Wednesday, also thanked the Private Sector Commission (PSC) for taking up the Minister on his comments, knowing the damage that such remarks could have on investors confidence, particularly where collaborations are concerned.Dubbing Jordan’s remarks as just another excuse for Government’s poor performance, the Opposition Leader said that it was expected, especially since it is the political season that leads to the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE).But the former President noted that the Minister’s statement is baseless as he questioned why has the government not been able to charge a single a single money launderer for drug trafficking or illegal proceeds?On the other hand, he said that while the State Assets and Recovery Agency (SARA) is mandated to go after money launderers and other white collar criminals, they have not managed to do so.Instead, Jagdeo, referring to himself and his former Cabinet Ministers, said they are being directed to go after the political opposition.Finance Minister Winston JordanThe PSC said recently it has taken note of the statement by Minister Jordan on the impact of the proceeds of drugs on the economy.The Private Sector body said in an effort to understand the “empirical evidence” relied upon by the Minister, the Commission said it has sought to obtain a briefing by the Minister and, to that end, they have dispatched a letter to the Minister seeking an audience with him.In the letter that was made public to the media, the PSC said it would be “grateful to be briefed by you on the assertions made that the economy pre May 2015 was heavily based on proceeds of the drug trade and that the current economy post May 2015 is no longer affected by such proceeds.”Moreover, the Commission said “as businesses it is important for us to understand the underlying structure of the economy and the various elements that contribute or inhibit its growth.”Outlining that it was awaiting a response, the PSC in its letter to the subject Minister posited that “we look forward to such a brief so that we could better understand the empirical evidence supporting your assertions.”In response to this, Jagdeo said he was pleased the that the PSC is seeking such information, even though he is of the firm view that the Minister would not be able to give such an explanation because he has no such evidence.“The buoyancy of the economy had to do with several things, a growing set of economic activities, a growing tax base, larger deposits and more people borrowing and investing. All of that led to the buoyancy we saw. The conserve ills we are seeing now…bad loans, new no investments,” Jagdeo said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’We will not be intimidated!’ – Jagdeo declares after arrestMarch 8, 2017In “Politics”Cocaine trafficking: Jagdeo calls on Gov’t to launch investigation into Minister’s brotherMay 16, 2018In “latest news””Drugs economy”: Jordan fails to provide evidence to substantiate remarksOctober 31, 2018In “Business” read more