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WISCONSIN AT OHIO STATE Gameweek: Halloween weekend showdown


DB Bradley Roby and the Buckeye defense are getting ready to face QB Russell Wilson ( photo)

The Ohio State Buckeyes football team may not say it publicly, but they definitely want revenge against the Wisconsin Badgers.

The game is on national television on Halloween weekend.

Before last weekend’s last-second loss to Michigan State, 37-31, the Badgers looked unbeatable.

They had been beating opponents by at least 31 points on their way to a 6-0 record.

Wisconsin still leads the Big Ten in scoring offense at 47. 4 points per game and rank second in scoring defense at 13.6. They’re also chalking up a conference-leading 511.7 yards of total offense per game as well.

Head coach Bret Bielema’s Badgers are still a BCS contender at 6-1.

Last year, after losing to the Spartans, they reeled off seven straight wins, including upsetting then number-1 Ohio State on national television in Madison on its way to a Rose Bowl date.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday, October 25, 2011; Historical events & Birthdays


Pumpkin Bats by Riley (courtesy of

Today is Tuesday, October 25, 2011, the 298th day of the year. There are 67 days left before 2012. This is also Halloween Week.


Highlights in History

* In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown went on trial in Charles Town, Va., for his failed raid on Harpers Ferry. Brown was convicted and hanged.

* In 1881, artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain.

* In 1910, America the Beautiful, with words by Katherine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward, was first published.

* In 1962, U.S. ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.

* In 1971, the U.N. General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan.


Bobby Knight in November 2008 in Lubbock, TX (photo by Truett Holmes via wikipedia commons)

71 BOBBY KNIGHT, Hall of Fame Basketball coach

67 JAMES CARVILLE, Political strategist

54 NANCY CARTWRIGHT, Voice actress for The Simpsons TV show

41 ED ROBERTSON, Lead singer of the group Barenaked Ladies

41 CHELY WRIGHT, Country singer

27 KATY PERRY, Pop singer

26 CIARA, R&B singer

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Daily Almanac, Monday, October 24, 2011: Historical Facts & Birthdays


Haunted House Image by Peggy Berg (courtesy of

Today is Monday, October 24, 2011, the 279th day of 2011. There are 68 days left in the year. This is also Halloween Week.


* On October 24, 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California from San Francisco to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., via a line built by the Western Union Telegraph Company.

* In 1537, Jane Seymour, the third wife of England’s King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI.

* In 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

* In 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect.

* Ten years ago in 2001, The U.S. House of Representatives barely passed a $100 billion economic-stimulus package.

* One year ago in 2010, Following the release of secret U.S. miltary documents by WikiLeaks, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told BBC television that allegations of prisoner abuse and civilian killings in Iraq were extremely serious and needed to be investigated.


85 Y.A. Tittle, Hall of Fame QB

75 Bill Wyman, rock musician

72 F. Murray Abraham, actor

51 B.D. Wong, actor from the Law & Order series

22 Shenae Grimes, actress from the new 90210 TV show


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Major League Baseball makes off-day changes in middle of LCS

compiled from staff and wire reports

Bud Selig MLB Commissioner (Creative Commons/wfe photo)

There had been a lot of talk during the off-season that Major League Baseball would make changes in the off days in the postseason.

The awkward off-day between Games 4 and 5 of the league championship series, will be eliminated. Instead, there will be another off-day between the division series and the start of the LCS. That’s the word from the commissioner’s office on Wednesday.

The overall length of the postseason will not be shortened and the first round will remain a best-of-five at least through 2011.

Without any rainouts, this year’s switch will make it more difficult for any team to get through the best-of -seven LCS with only three starting pitchers, as the defending world champion New York Yankees did in 2009.

The off-day was among the four baseball added for the Fox network who wanted the World Series to open on a Wednesday rather than a Saturday, usually the lowest-rated night of the week.

This year’s division series starts October 6, and the National League team with the best record will likely be the one that decides whether it wants the eight-day division series. The American League Championship Series starts October 15, with the National League Championship Series beginning the following day. The World Series opens on Wednesday, October 27, and Game 7 would be scheduled for November 3, the second straight year it could extend past Halloween.