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Watch: It’s a win-win for everyone at the LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair

first_imgThe countdown is on to the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair on Monday 21 October from 12-3pm at the Letterkenny campus.The event is the Northwest’s largest Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair, bringing employers, educational bodies and more together to showcase the opportunities they have for thousands of students.With 4,000 vacancies on the day, the Careers & Postgraduate Fair is not to be missed for anyone thinking about their next career move or step into postgraduate education. The journey is only beginning for graduates and this event is a great way to discover what paths to take. Attendees do not have to be graduates of LYIT to come along and see what’s on offer. One such student is Rossa Doherty from Letterkenny, who is in his fourth year of Quantity Surveying at LYIT. Rossa attended the fair in his second year of college, where he met Liam Langan, the founder of Buildcost Chartered Quantity Surveyors in Dublin.Here, Rossa and Liam talk about the win-win opportunities available at the fair:Rossa made an invaluable connection with the company which led him to secure his third-year work placement with Buildcost. He continues to work part-time with the company as he completes his degree, putting his studies into practice in a thriving working environment. “I’d highly recommend for all students to come down next week to the careers fair to meet all the employers. It’s great to get a chance to meet them first-hand and get speaking to them in an informal way and to get a chance to present your CV,” Rossa said.Liam Langan, founding director of Buildcost, said the LYIT Career & Postgraduate Studies Fair has been a success for him for the past three years. He has found skilled students who completed placements with Buildcost, and they all excelled with the team.“We love the buzz of the careers fair. It’s great meeting the students, they have loads of great ideas, it really invigorated us,” expressed Liam.LYIT Careers and Postgraduate Studies FairLiam, who started his own studies at LYIT, believes that now is an exciting time for students coming out of education and beginning their careers, as the opportunities are there for the taking.“We also get the opportunity to present to the second and fourth-year quantity surveying students. We are humbled that we are able to impart some knowledge onto them and give them some idea of what the working life will be like, to supplement all the learning that they have had at LYIT,” stated Liam.Over 70 employers, universities and colleges, professional bodies and voluntary organisations will take part in this year’s event. Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer and event organiser voiced that this is an event not to be missed.“This event is the largest careers event in the Northwest, the range and calibre of recruiters attending this year’s event is exceptional.  We have recruiters and employers from a broad range of sectors including IT, Pharmaceutical, Finance, Social Care services, Design, Hospitality and Telecommunications providers,” Catherine said.Billy Bennett (Registrar, LYIT) and Catherine Lyster (LYIT, Careers Officer)Careers being recruited for at the event include App Developers, Food Scientists, Project Specialists, Data Analysts, Quantity Surveyors, Marketing Specialists, administrators and much more.Also a range of professional bodies will be in attendance for those seeking opportunities in teaching, accounting, engineering, etc. The event also offers opportunities in the voluntary sector for people seeking to boost their job prospects with voluntary experience.Attendees will have the opportunity to avail of the ever-popular CV Clinic where they can have their CV or personal statement reviewed by career experts free of charge.  A giant jobs wall featuring a vast array of graduate vacancies can be viewed in the main exhibition area.For further information on the event and to find out more about the wide range of exhibitors and recruiters taking part in this event, visit www.lyit.ie/careerandpostgraduatefair/Everyone is welcome to the LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair, at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology on the Port Road, Letterkenny on Monday 21st October from 12-3pm.For helpful hints on how to make the most of the careers fair, see the video below:Watch: It’s a win-win for everyone at the LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinesscareerseducationjobsLYITLYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies FairNetworkingrecruitmentvideovolunteeringlast_img read more

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Raiders mailbag: ‘What do fans in Oakland have to root for or hope for?’

first_imgIt’s that time of the week, folks. No, not time to wonder in what way the Raiders might lose this weekend – they spare you from that with a bye week – but our beloved mailbag time.Once again, you guys came with the heat. Let’s get right to it. 1. @Rollicking_R8R: Have the players lost faith in this coaching staff? If so what FA if any is gonna want to sign here next year? Seems like we’re back to where it started.I don’t think the players have lost faith in the coaching staff, …last_img read more

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Festival to showcase Franschhoek

first_img“The Magic of Bubbles” will showcase someof the most palatable sparkling winesproduced in the Franschhoek valley.(Image: Franschhoek Tourist Association)MEDIA CONTACTS • Pippa PringleFranschhoek festival spokesperson+27 21 851 5193 or +27 82 859 7740RELATED ARTICLES• Wine route celebrates 40 years• SA wine farms invest in biodiversity• Soweto wine fest set for record crowd• SA, France toast to wine exchange• SA’s first wine tourism exhibitionShamin ChibbaThe Western Cape town of Franschhoek will host the fifth “The Magic of Bubbles” Cap Classique and Champagne Festival this summer.The event, which takes place from 2 to 4 December, will showcase some of South Africa’s best Cap Classiques as well as some of France’s famous champagnes.According to festival spokesperson Pippa Pringle, the reason the festival particularly highlights Cap Classique is because it is a uniquely South African varietal of sparkling wine that originates from Franschhoek.At least 12 prominent South African wineries will be showcased, including Backsberg, Colmant, Graham Beck Wines, Krone, La Motte and Simonsig.The inclusion of French champagnes is a tribute to the town’s Huguenot roots.“This is to show Franschhoek’s French heritage because this was where the French Huguenots settled when they came to South Africa,” said Pringle.Billecart Salmon, Tribaut and Veuve Clicquot will represent of the French champagne industry.A sophisticated and intimate affairSince its inception, the festival has been an intimate affair that caters for those who enjoy lifestyle events.“The typical festival-goer is a sophisticated mover and shaker who likes the finer things in life,” said Pringle.She said this year’s theme carries a hint the recent British royal wedding as festival-goers are encouraged to emulate wedding guests by donning their finest hats. The best dressed couple for each day will receive a prize.“We are encouraging people to dress to the nines,” said Pringle.Though the event is open to all, its ticket price of R180 (US$23) per person is indicative of its target market – individuals from the middle and upper classes who are 25 years of age and older.Pringle said organisers are expecting up to 1 000 visitors this year, the same number as previous festivals.She added that the opening day attracts mostly Franschhoek locals. However, she said visitors from as far as Johannesburg are expected to make up the rest of the numbers on the final two days.Attendees will be surrounded by history as the festival hub will be situated on the lawns around the town’s famous French Huguenot Monument.South Africa’s food and wine capitalSome of Franschhoek’s finest restaurants will also be given the opportunity to serve up a feast.According to Pringle, the town, with its award-winning restaurants, is considered to be the gourmet capital of South Africa. According to Wine magazine, at least eight of South Africa’s top 100 restaurants are in Franschhoek.Le Quartier Français, which currently occupies 36th place on the latest San Pellegrino annual list of the world’s top 100 restaurants, will open its doors to festival-goers. The restaurant was also voted the best in the Middle East and Africa category. It serves all its dishes with wines from Franschhoek.About FranschhoekNestling in the mountain range which bears its name, Franschhoek is situated in the Western Cape province about 75 kilometres from Cape Town.The town’s name is Afrikaans, meaning “French corner”.In 1688, the occupying Dutch government gave a parcel of land, known then as Olifantshoek, to 176 French Huguenot refugees.It later changed to Le Coin Français, until it eventually took on the name that we know today.last_img read more

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Griffin grabs bronze for PH in wakeboarding

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH scores silver in lawn bowls men’s pairs LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Mark Griffin on Saturday scored the Philippines’ first podium finish in wakeboarding in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Griffin nabbed the bronze medal in the aquatic event.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LATEST STORIES Thailand’s Padiwat Jaemjan and Tatsanai Kuankoonrat won the gold and silver medals, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout View commentslast_img read more

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Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty plea

first_imgHe was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at around 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1 and later arrested and bailed.Stockport Magistrates’ Court was told a breathalyser test showed Rooney’s alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.Rooney, 31, was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. Everton’s English striker Wayne Rooney arrives at Stockport Magsitrates court in Stockport, north-west England on September 18, 2017.Rooney, England’s all-time record goalscorer and former captain, appeared at court after being arrested by on September 1, and consequently charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFFFormer England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to drunk-driving.The Everton striker apologised for an “unforgivable lack of judgement” following his sentencing by a court in northern England for being nearly three times over the drink-drive limit while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Charity workEarlier, Rooney entered court in a dark blue suit and black tie and sat in the public gallery next to his agent Paul Stretford.When asked how he pleaded to the charge that he drove under the influence of alcohol while over the prescribed limit, he replied guilty.Michael Rainford, defending, said Rooney accepted the facts of the prosecution case in full and highlighted his charity work.“He is not somebody who pays lip service to the charities as so many often do,” he said. “This is somebody who is actually hands-on with the work he carries out. It is something that is very close to his heart.”Following the hearing, the footballer left court with his lawyers again followed by a media scrum of TV cameras, press photographers and reporters.His entourage fought their way through the throng to a waiting people-carrier with tinted windows and Rooney was driven away.Everton manager Ronald Koeman said earlier this month the matter would be dealt with internally, adding that he was “disappointed” by the drink-driving charge.Rooney has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they are expecting their fourth child.He was given a warm welcome at Old Trafford on his return to former club Manchester United on Sunday but it ended in disappointment with a 4-0 defeat for Everton. UAAP Starting 5: Weeks 1 and 2 Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Rooney, England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer, made a successful start to his second Everton spell following his return, scoring on his first two Premier League appearances.His form moved England manager Gareth Southgate to offer him an international recall, but he decided to call time on his England career.Rooney first burst onto the scene aged just 16 at Everton and went on to score 17 goals in 77 appearances for the “Toffees” before moving to Manchester United, where he won multiple trophies, including the Champions League.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ His legal team asked the judge to consider not imposing a community order because of his ongoing charitable work but he said he was “not convinced” that imposing a large fine “would have the same effect”.Rooney, who rejoined boyhood club Everton after 13 trophy-laden years at Manchester United in July, tweeted an apology to his 16.4 million followers.“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong,” Rooney said in a statement.“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

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10 months agoIsco leaves Chelsea disappointed with contract antics

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Isco leaves Chelsea disappointed with contract anticsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Isco is pricing himself out of a move to Chelsea.The Sun says a last-minute demand for higher wages may have ended Chelsea’s hopes of landing £75million Real Madrid midfielder Isco in January.The Stamford Bridge side had been hopeful of securing the Spaniard’s signature, only for late interest from Paris Saint-Germain to lead the player’s representatives to ask for a bigger wage packet.The Spanish playmaker has found himself on the periphery of the first team under new boss Santiago Solari, and has been linked with several Premier League sides. The Blues were happy to pay wages of £250,000 a week to the wantaway Spain international, plus agents’ fees of 10% plus a signing bonus.Yet the late demands convinced the Chelsea hierarchy that Isco was more interested in the money than playing for the FA Cup winners. last_img read more

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The North Peace Ride for Disabled Country Dinner Fundraiser a Success

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Ride for the Disabled (NPRD) held its annual Country Dinner Fundraiser and was hailed a success.Elizabeth Calder, a board member for the NPRD, shares Fort St. John came through again with a significant turn out to the door, purchasing tickets for dinner.Saturday, September 28th, 2019, approximately 180 people attended the event raising around $8000 for the group. The community support and donations towards the silent auction and cash donations as well were outstanding, shared Calder.Monies raised from this fundraiser go towards the operational costs such as horse boarding, arena rental, horse feed and care (chiropractic, farrier, etc.), coordinator fees, insurance, and any other expenses that come up during the year.Calder continues to say, the entertainment was donated, and a big thank you to the new Colt “45, Tom Cole, Brian Salmond, Jay Stafford, and Darion Wray.last_img read more

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The Thunder Are Paul Georges Team Now

There’s obviously an enormous difference between playing as hot as George has for a month and doing so for an entire season. Still, his transformation could end up being noteworthy for one key reason: It’s the closest thing we’ve seen to a changing of the guard on the Thunder since Westbrook took over after Durant’s departure.For years, Westbrook critics have suggested that he’d give his teams a better chance to win by taking a step back. More often than not, he ignored these voices. And once he had the spotlight to himself, he broke an NBA record for the highest single-season usage rate while also averaging a triple-double over a full season — and that 2016-17 OKC team finished sixth in the West and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Westbrook tried playing more unselfishly last season, though that largely seemed to backfire. But it seems to be working now.In the midst of the worst shooting season2From the standpoint of true shooting percentage. Curiously, his free-throw percentage has also tumbled to a career low. of his career, the 30-year-old Westbrook has eased his foot off the pedal during the team’s surge. He has taken 19.4 shots per contest this season, his fewest since the 2015-16 campaign. And during Oklahoma City’s 12-game hot streak, Westbrook attempted just 17 shots per night. (Prior to that, he was taking a little more than 20 shots per game.)Westbrook still has considerable value. He continues to be a force when he bends defenses, and he’s finishing at the rim more efficiently than ever. His triple-double Monday marked his 10th straight, giving him the longest single-season stretch in NBA history. If he keeps up his current pace, this would be Westbrook’s third consecutive season averaging a triple-double.But make no mistake: George is leading this team. And it’s been that way all year.Because Westbrook missed the start of the season, when he was coming off a late-offseason arthroscopic procedure on his knee, George was the club’s lone workhorse at times to begin the year. That was something he rarely enjoyed last season, when the offense generally saw George, Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony take turns shooting.Somewhat stunningly, at this rate, George is already just 10 games or so away from eclipsing his shot attempt total from last season. His shot chart this season looks essentially the same as last year’s, but the clarity about his role seems to have helped his game immensely. George, perhaps more comfortable with Westbrook and the team now, is playing as if he realizes that it’s generally a good thing for him to take the reins on offense.So is George’s unreal stretch enough to propel him to the top of the MVP race? One factor in his favor is that he’s elite on both ends of the floor. The Thunder rank among the top-3 defenses — despite defensive specialist Andre Roberson not having played a minute all season — largely because of George, who is leading the league in steals and loose balls recovered while ranking second in deflections. George has certainly pieced together a solid defensive player of the year candidacy.But he has two big obstacles in his MVP path. Giannis Antetokounmpo — who averages 27 points, nearly 13 boards and 6 assists per game while playing great defense — has powered the Bucks to the NBA’s best record. And while offensive juggernaut James Harden is often seen as a defensive lightweight, his metrics — 2.2 steals per game and a league-leading 209 deflections — compare favorably with George’s.But George may care more about his team’s fortunes than his individual accolades. FiveThirtyEight’s projection model views Oklahoma City as a legitimate challenger to the Warriors in the West. While Golden State is still a massive favorite, the projections show considerable respect to the Thunder, giving them an 11 percent probability to win the NBA championship — a figure that’s not far off the Raptors and Bucks, despite those two playing in the less competitive Eastern Conference.However you slice it, the fact that Oklahoma City has believers — whether they’re rooted in computer algorithms or actual fans — is a credit to George’s unbelievable play as of late.Check out our latest NBA predictions. If there’s a club that wishes it could fast-forward through the All-Star break, it would be the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are the NBA’s hottest team and are winners of 11 of their past 12 contests.Russell Westbrook is in the middle of a historic triple-double run. The team, which couldn’t hit a 3-point shot for the first month of the season, now can’t miss from outside — and has put itself firmly in contention for a top-two seed in the loaded Western Conference.But the biggest development of late has been Paul George playing the best basketball of his life, morphing from a trusty sidekick into the Thunder’s 2013-14 MVP version of Kevin Durant.That isn’t an exaggeration. Durant racked up 40.8 points, 9.4 boards and 7 assists per 100 possessions on a lofty 63.5 true shooting percentage during his dominant campaign. Since Jan. 17, George has logged 41.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists per 100 possessions on 67.9 true shooting, boasting better assist-to-turnover and steals rates than Durant had in 2013-14.1According to Basketball-Reference.com’s Game Score metric, which calculates how well someone played by analyzing his entire stat line each night, George has averaged a 29.1 Game Score during this recent hot streak. By comparison, Durant’s average Game Score during his MVP season was 24.9. read more

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Ohio State softball pumped up for Easton Desert Classic with some of

Then-sophomore shortstop/second baseman Maddy McIntyre throws the ball during a game against Michigan State April 24 at Buckeye Field. OSU won, 6-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorDespite dropping four of its five games at the FAU Kickoff Classic, the Ohio State women’s softball team is confident its record is not indicative of its potential.OSU (1-4, 0-0) is set to continue its early season tournament schedule against Cal State Northridge Friday at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas. The team is also scheduled to play Long Beach State later that day. The Buckeyes are then slated to take on No. 1 Florida and No. 10 Oregon Saturday, as well as Utah Valley Sunday.Even though facing two top 10 teams in one day is a tall order, coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said she expects the Buckeyes to rise to the occasion.“Those kids are pretty pumped up,” Schoenly said Tuesday. “I don’t worry one bit that they’ll be up for those games.”Junior shortstop/second baseman Maddy McIntyre said the team is focused on Cal State Northridge and then will take it game by game from there.“We always have the same high level of intensity,” McIntyre said Tuesday. “We take the positives and roll with what we know we’re good at.”However, one of the things it’s working on is keeping its pitchers in longer, Schoenly said.“We are working on their stamina and reducing the amount of pitches they throw earlier in the game,” Schoenly said. “If we go at batters more aggressively earlier so (the pitchers) can last longer, that would be the No. 1 way to help.”Overall, though, McIntyre said she is pleased with where the team stands.“We’re right where we want to be,” McIntyre said. “We had a lot of players stand out (last weekend) and make some big plays for us.”One of those standout players was junior outfielder Caitlin Conrad, who finished the FAU Kickoff Classic batting 7-14, including two home runs, five RBIs, three doubles and a triple.Schoenly said after Conrad spent the majority of last season batting ninth in the lineup, she has worked hard to become one of the Buckeyes’ offensive leaders and now bats third.“She is a junior now and I feel like she has done what she needed to do to be in that situation,” Schoenly said. “We like to put all of our hot hitters together and right now, she’s there.”Defensively, Schoenly said the outfield has great communication skills and aggressiveness. Conrad is joined in the outfield by sophomore Cammi Prantl and junior Taylor Watkins.“They were diving all over the place. We had a couple of assists out there and Cammi Prantl dove head first into the fence. Taylor had four diving catches, they were unreal,” Schoenly said.As the Buckeyes begin to play more games, Schoenly expects the team to improve throughout the season.“For the pitchers to throw back-to-back-to-back days, it’s something they grow into as the season goes on. I think, for our pitchers, the more they do that, the better they get at it,” Schoenly said. “I think playing that many games helps our hitters too because they see so many different pitchers and so many different types of pitches.”OSU’s game against Cal State Northridge Friday is set for 4:30 p.m., followed by a game against Long Beach State at 6:45 p.m. read more

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Football Defensive end Nick Bosa ejected for targeting against Iowa

Sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) lines up prior to a play during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. OSU lost 31-16. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIOWA CITY, IOWA — Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was ejected for targeting due to a helmet-to-helmet hit on Iowa quarterback Nathan Stanley with 3:12 remaining in the second quarter. Following the ejection, Bosa became ineligible to play the remainder of the game against Iowa, but will be able to return at the beginning of next Saturday’s game against Michigan State. The hit came on an incomplete pass by Stanley that would have resulted in a fourth-and-8 on Ohio State’s 40-yard line, had the hit not taken place. After the penalty, Iowa moved up to Ohio State’s 25-yard line. The next play was a touchdown pass to tight end Noah Fant to give Iowa the 23-17 lead. read more

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