So each Power 5 conference is represented by an athletic director. Among the five former coaches on the committee, none have a Big 12 background, though Bower was offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State back in the Big Eight days. Those coaches primary background are ACC (Beamer), SEC (Johnson), Mid American (Deromedi), mid majors (Bower) and a mixed bag (Hatfield)..

A: Otto Graham, of course. And Marion Motley. I came from Kansas, where we did not have any black players. PORTLAND, OR From Dundee to Dayton to Newberg to chasing the highest of heights in the UFC at the age of 23, Paige VanZant nicknamed Gauge has an exclusive endorsement deal with Reebok, has danced with the stars, won a cooking show and one day just might have her own show, now in her fifth year as a pro.myself, coming from the small town, I lived in Dayton, Oregon. Then I lived in Newberg, Oregon which was like stepping up to a bigger city, said VanZant.She is now a big time star in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.UFC is the NFL of the fight world, said VanZant. Right where I belong and I don want to be anywhere else.

For Avanti Vishwanathan, a college student in Bangalore, a lavish brunch and a day relaxing by the pool at a five star hotel is hardly a typical Sunday activity. The site offered a 50% discount on an US$16 package to spend the day at the hotel pool with a three course meal. The deal only went live if 30 people signed up over a three day period to buy it..

When Atkins Grad won her election for city commission in 2006, she held an election night victory party at Diamante’s Banquet Hall in Tamarac on March 16. A Diamante’s manager, Monica Avila, confirmed the party was held there. One attendee, 94 year old Democratic activist Lottie Albert (who is sharp as a tack), told me she believed there were about 75 people there.

1. Earlier this week, The Buffalo News published a list of 10 quarterbacks who could be available this offseason in the event the Bills decide to walk away from quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Reaction has been all over the map, but a general consensus is that fans aren’t real excited about the available options..

Roethlisberger is front and center in the Steelers’ attack, and he still has a full arsenal of weapons highlighted by Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller. A big time competitor who had arguably the best season of his career in 2014, Roethlisberger is a strong bet to close the season on a high note. Home matchups against the Raiders and Browns in Weeks 9 and 10, respectively, should offer a good glimpse of what he can do.