September 27, 2008

Illinois at Penn State Pick and Preview

#22 Illinois at #12 Penn State
Saturday, 8:00 pm Eastern – ABC

SBG Global Opening Line: Penn State - 14 , Total 56

The unbeaten and 12th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions finally face a test this Saturday night as they host 22nd ranked Illinois in a nationally televised game on ABC. The Nittany Lions have been impressive so far this season but haven’t played anyone. They should find out something this week as Illinois and quarterback Juice Williams come to town. Williams has the potential to make big plays but he also makes mistakes. He was 13-for-25 for only 147 yards with a TD and an interception in the Illinois win over Louisiana-Lafayette two weeks ago. “My performance wasn’t good enough,” Williams said. “A lot of times it’s a big play that sparks us, but we didn’t have that play today.” He has not played well in his career against Penn State. He has thrown four interceptions in the last two games against the Nittany Lions. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Penn State at Home.

Penn State has been impressive this season with running backs Evan Royster and Stephfon Green who have combined for 11 touchdowns this season. Penn State has won all five games at home against Illinois in history and overall the Nittany Lions have won 23 of their last 25 home games.

Here are the College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Fighting Illini are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The Fighting Illini are 10-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Fighting Illini are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September. The Fighting Illini are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games on grass. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings

SBG Global Current Line: Penn State - 16 , Total 56

The Nittany Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Nittany Lions are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games.

The Over is 4-0 in Illinois’ last 4 road games. The Under is 9-1 in the Fighting Illini’s last 10 games on grass. The Over is 5-1 in the Fighting Illini’s last 6 games overall. The Under is 10-3 in the Fighting Illini’s last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Over is 5-2 in the Fighting Illini’s last 7 conference games. The Under is 14-5 in the Nittany Lions last 19 conference games.

Pick: Penn State 4 out 5 units

MILLIONTH SOLDIER TAKES GLOBAL ASSESSMENT TOOL

US Fed News Service, Including US State News February 8, 2011 WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 — The U.

S. Army issued the following news release:

The Army reached a major milestone last week when the millionth Soldier took the “Global Assessment Tool” (GAT), an online survey which serves as an entry point for a Soldier’s individual journey to maximizing their potential. The GAT is one of the 4 pillars of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program. in our site global assessment tool

This effort began in 2008 under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Rhonda L. Cornum. CSF is a holistic program designed to give all members of the Army community the knowledge, thinking skills, and behaviors that will optimize the ability and likelihood to “thrive” in their lives, as well as their ability to successfully cope with life’s challenges and adversity.

CSF is about enhancing the readiness and quality of life of the force. This program represents the Army’s investment in the readiness of the force and the quality of life of our Soldiers, family members, and Army civilians, to provide Soldiers critical skills they can use to strengthen themselves, their families, and their fellow Soldiers.

The CSF program is not medical or psychological treatment. The program focuses on the ninety plus percent of the force that is fundamentally “well”, but at widely varying levels of strength in social, emotional, spiritual, family and physical fitness. With this in mind, CSF’s maximal benefit will be realized when incorporated early, and development of fitness is continuous.

The Army began requiring Soldiers to complete the Global Assessment Tool survey annually in October 2009. The GAT is a 105-question survey that assesses a Soldier in emotional, social, spiritual and family fitness. The GAT is not a pass or fail test, rather it is a tool for individual Soldiers to assess their overall fitness in the four dimensions. After taking the survey, Soldiers are offered an array of self-guided online training modules that can help them strengthen themselves in those four areas. go to website global assessment tool

Individual feedback is provided to Soldiers after taking the GAT and includes tailored language that offers text based explanations of their scores. While the GAT is mandatory for Soldiers, individual scores are known only to the Soldier, not his commander. Family members of Soldiers and DA civilians may also take the GAT and accompanying training modules on a voluntary basis.

Future versions of the GAT are under development and will provide more complete feedback to the user. This will include a more detailed breakdown of specific strengths within the four dimensions and the ability to compare your current scores with those from your previous GAT completions. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

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