News archive from 29 November 2015

Congress plans to leave much-maligned No Child Left Behind law in the past

Congress plans to leave much-maligned No Child Left Behind law in the past

WASHINGTON -- Congress is gearing up to pass the first major education reform bill since the much-reviled 2011 No Child Left Behind Act -- a move that would grant Alaska considerably greater control over the state’s schools, from testing to...

 
Wisconsin beats Minnesota for 12th straight time, 31-21

Wisconsin beats Minnesota for 12th straight time, 31-21

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dare Ogunbowale rushed for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin beat Minnesota for the 12th straight time, 31-21 on Saturday. Taiwan Deal rushed for 90 and two scores and Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) kept Paul...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
No. 17 Northwestern beats Illinois 24-14 for 10th win

No. 17 Northwestern beats Illinois 24-14 for 10th win

CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Jackson rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown, and No. 17 Northwestern beat Illinois 24-14 on Saturday. Freshman Clayton Thorson threw for 146 yards and a score as Northwestern (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) avenged last year's...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
N.Y. tightens security at Planned Parenthood sites

N.Y. tightens security at Planned Parenthood sites

ALBANY, N.Y — New York is increasing security at its more than 60 Planned Parenthood locations after Friday’s shooting at a clinic in Colorado that left three people dead. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday said State Police started to tighten security on...

 

Arkansas-Pine Bluff holds on for 62-60 win over SE Louisiana

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — JoVaughn Love hit two late jump shots and grabbed a rebound off a missed free throw to help Arkansas-Pine Bluff hold on for a 62-60 win over Southeastern Louisiana in the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday night. Trailing...

Usa Today, 19:35 in Sport
 
No. 11 North Carolina beats rival N.C. State; 11 wins in a row

No. 11 North Carolina beats rival N.C. State; 11 wins in a row

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan ran for touchdowns in a dominating first quarter as No. 11 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 45-34 on Saturday. Logan scored on runs of 42 and 40 yards, while Hood had a 39-yard run of his own...

Usa Today, 19:35 in Sport
 
No. 6 Michigan State earns Big Ten title shot vs. Iowa

No. 6 Michigan State earns Big Ten title shot vs. Iowa

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Breaking down No. 6 Michigan State's 55-16 win Saturday against Penn State: THE BIG PICTURE: For the second time in three years, Michigan State will play for a Big Ten championship. The winner of next week’s game against Iowa...

Usa Today, 19:41 in Sport
 
Other legislators share credit for the 'Taj' in downtown Anchorage

Other legislators share credit for the 'Taj' in downtown Anchorage

On June 7, 2013, the Legislative Council approved a plan allowing Rep. Mike Hawker, its chairman, to cut a deal for renovating the office space occupied by Anchorage legislators. After ducking the problem for years and with the lease on the downtown...

 
Dobbs, Hurd help Tennessee trounce Vanderbilt 53-28

Dobbs, Hurd help Tennessee trounce Vanderbilt 53-28

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joshua Dobbs threw two touchdown passes to Von Pearson and ran for a third score Saturday as Tennessee trounced Vanderbilt 53-28 to end the regular season with its first five-game winning streak since 2007. This also marks the...

Usa Today, 20:15 in Sport
 
Montana advances in FCS with 24-17 win over South Dakota St

Montana advances in FCS with 24-17 win over South Dakota St

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Brady Gustafson threw for two touchdowns and Montana held off South Dakota State 24-17 in a Football Championship Subdivision first-round playoff game Saturday. Gustafson threw for 202 yards to spark the Grizzlies (8-4) to a...

Usa Today, 20:15 in Sport
 

Ball State hangs on to beat Valparaiso 69-66

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Bo Calhoun scored 15 points and Franko House added 14 as Ball State held off Valparaiso 69-66 on Saturday. Ball State (5-2) started quick and led 14-5 after a Calhoun 3. Later, House hit back-to-back jumpers to make it 27-15 with...

Usa Today, 20:27 in Sport
 

Davis scores 30 points to help No. 5 Baylor beat Michigan St

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — For the second straight year, Baylor found itself facing a double-digit deficit against Michigan State. And just like last season, the fifth-ranked Lady Bears rallied to win. Nina Davis scored 30 points and No. 5 Baylor...

Usa Today, 20:42 in Sport
 
Jayhawks conclude winless season with 45-14 loss to K-State

Jayhawks conclude winless season with 45-14 loss to K-State

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty arrived at Kansas confident he could turn things around if his team was smarter than its opponent, won the turnover battles and dominated on special teams. The Jayhawks' failure in all three resulted in their first...

Usa Today, 20:42 in Sport
 
It wasn't too little, but it was too late for Ohio State

It wasn't too little, but it was too late for Ohio State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ezekiel Elliott spoke his mind again. In the aftermath of another emotional game, the Ohio State running back didn't hold back. "We came in here to the Big House," he said, "and dominated." A 42-13 victory...

Usa Today, 20:42 in Sport
 
USC whips No. 23 UCLA 40-21, claims Pac-12 South title

USC whips No. 23 UCLA 40-21, claims Pac-12 South title

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Kessler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and Southern California clinched the Pac-12 South title with a 40-21 victory against No. 23 UCLA on Saturday in the 85th edition of their crosstown showdown. Darreus...

Usa Today, 20:42 in Sport
 

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