ESPN’s Early Prediction For Nebraska-Illinois Game

first_imgAdrian Martinez throws a pass for Nebraska.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers throws a first half pass while playing the Michigan Wolverines on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Nebraska football hasn’t had the start to the season it was hoping for. With coach Scott Frost at the helm for his second year, expectations are high.But a disastrous Week 2 loss to Colorado wasn’t a part of the plan. Not mention the Buffaloes lost to Air Force the following week.Still, the Cornhuskers are 2-1 heading into conference play. All is not lost for Frost and his team. A road game versus Illinois on Saturday kicks off Nebraska’s Big Ten slate. A big win would go a long way before the Cornhuskers head back home for a pivotal game versus No. 6 Ohio State.Heading into the Nebraska-Illinois contest, ESPN’s Matchup Predictor has determined a projected outcome for the game. The Matchup Predictor gives the Cornhuskers a 74.1% chance to win. Certainly a high percentage. But it makes sense. Illinois suffered an embarrassing 34-31 loss to Eastern Michigan this past Saturday. The week prior, the Fighting Illini pulled off a close win over UConn — a game which shouldn’t have been close in the first place. It’s safe to say this won’t be a fun season for Illinois fans.Week Four. #GBR x #TheGoodLife pic.twitter.com/mk7j48a8Ay— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 16, 2019Nebraska, on the other hand, struggles with inconsistency. One week, the Cornhuskers look like a legitimate Big Ten contender. The next, they struggle against an inferior team. What will they look like on Saturday against Illinois?Nebraska and Illinois kicks off at 8 PM ET on Big Ten Network.last_img read more


Government committed to post conflict reconciliation process

The Government is committed to the post conflict reconciliation process, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Sweden Damayanthie Rajapakse said.She said this while participating at a ceremony held at the Sri Lankan Embassy premises in Sweden to mark the 68th Independence Day of Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry said today. She also expressed the desire to strengthen relations between Sri Lanka and Sweden.Religious observances were conducted at the ceremony by the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian clergy bestowing blessings upon Sri Lanka for the country’s prosperity and good governance. Ambassador Mrs. Damayanthie Rajapakse hoisted the National Flag and delivered a speech at the ceremony elaborating on the Government’s commitment to embark on the post conflict reconciliation process and for economic development. A large gathering of Diplomatic community and Senior Officials representing the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden attended the event. A group of Sri Lankan children and adults residing in Stockholm adorned this event with the rendition of patriotic songs and presentation of Sri Lankan dance forms captivating the audience.At both the events, two minutes silence was observed in honour of National Heroes and the National Anthem of Sri Lanka was sung in Sinhala and Tamil. (Colombo Gazette) read more