INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)There are times when it’s appropriate to show good sportsmanship, and times when you should stand up for what you believe in.For Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney, Ohio State’s Big Ten Championship win and subsequent snub from the College Football Playoff should have been the latter.Following the new College Football Playoff ranking, which saw Ohio State snubbed for Notre Dame and Oklahoma, Delaney told The Athletic that he was “not frustrated” by the ranking.“Obviously would love to be in system every year but have respect for those chosen and offer sincere congratulations to players and coaches at Alabama, Clemson, ND and OU.”“[We are] proud of our teams, players and coaches in 2018. We look forward not backwards and appreciate the great conference competition/conference race. … We define ourselves, and CFP does its job with a four-team field.”While certainly intended to show good sportsmanship, the effect that the statement had on fans of the Buckeyes and Big Ten alike was poorly-received.Unreal. Fight for your league, Jim.https://t.co/ZEaPD93To0— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 2, 2018If he’s not pissed off about his champion not being picked two years in a row, why’s he even the commissioner???? He should be fighting for all of his teams and making a case for them! That’s his job. Fight for conference and make a case for the top teams. What a joke!— Off To Indy! ⭕️????⭕️ (@tshay77) December 2, 2018Since the inception of the College Football Playoff in 2014, only three Big Ten teams have made it into the tournament.Notably, the Big Ten champion has been snubbed in each of the last three seasons.Even though Ohio State made it in in the 2016-17 edition, it was Penn State that won the conference title that year.
Premier Darrell Dexter says his thoughts and concerns are with the community of Arichat today, Aug. 23, after an early morning fire destroyed the Premium Seafoods ground fish plant, a major employer in the area. The province reached out to the owner of the plant to ensure employees and their families are aware of the supports available to them during this difficult time. “I know that workers and their families are very concerned right now as there are still many unknowns,” said Premier Dexter. “I want to assure people that the province will be there to make sure they have the support they need.” There are supports available through Service Canada and the Department of Community Services that will help eligible families get financial support in place. In the longer term, the province will work with the employer and the area career resource centre to offer a range of services, including counselling, training, career planning, job search, and skills upgrading. “The impact of this loss will be felt by many families in the community. It is important for the region and the province to help the area overcome this incredible loss and rebuild as soon as possible,” said Premier Dexter. The Premium fish plant has long been an important part of the community, not only for the service it provides but for the people it employs. “You have my word that the province will do its part to support the workers, their families and the businesses in Arichat, that contribute so much to the economy and the way of life here in Nova Scotia,” said Frank Corbett, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. The Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating the fire. No details are available regarding cause.