Texas A&M Player Guarantees An Upset vs. No. 1 Clemson

first_imgclemson football cheerleadersCLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: The Clemson Tigers Rally Cats perform during a stoppage in play of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)You can say at least this much about Texas A&M as they prepare to take on Clemson this weekend: They are not at all lacking confidence.Speaking to the media on Monday, Texas A&M offensive lineman Jared Hocker proclaimed that the Aggies will pull off the upset over Clemson. Texas A&M is a 17-point underdog for the road game.“There will be an upset.”Hocker was then asked to go the full Joe Namath and guarantee a victory, to which he nodded and said he was confident in his teammates.Texas A&M and Clemson faced off at College Station last year, with the Tigers securing a 28-26 win en route to a 15-0 season and the national championship. Jared Hocker is confident that the Aggies will defeat Clemson on Saturday. “There will be an upset.” pic.twitter.com/tqbVqYlAe6— TexAgs (@TexAgs) September 2, 2019In total, the two sides have faced off five times, all in the regular season. Clemson currently boasts a two-game winning streak after losing the first three games.No doubt the Tigers are planning to even up the series with a win over Texas A&M.Clemson has not lost a game since the 2017 College Football Playoff against Alabama. They are currently riding an FBS-best 16-game winning streak after beating Georgia Tech last week.Suffice it to say, the Aggies have their hands full.But the chances are, if the Tigers are even capable of losing a regular season game in 2019, this may be the most likely team they’d lose to.last_img read more

UN Security Council sanctions chair meets peace pact signatories in Côte dIvoire

The Permanent Representative of Greece, Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis, also met yesterday with ministers of the Government of national reconciliation, leaders of human rights groups and journalists in the divided West African country. He has more meetings scheduled for tomorrow and will return to New York over the weekend.A Security Council resolution approved last year imposed and arms embargo and threatened measures against individuals “who constitute a threat to the peace and national reconciliation process.” If activated, the additional restrictions would include a ban on travelling abroad and would freeze the funds and other assets of individuals designated by the Sanctions Committee.Insecurity recently prompted the postponement of the 30 October elections for a year and the head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Pierre Schori, reported major challenges in the country, with “gruesome” human rights violations, obstruction of the work of the UN force and intimidation of political opponents. read more