My top 4 after WEEK 61-@OhioStateFB 2-@AlabamaFTBL 3-@ClemsonFB 4-@LSUfootball Next 2@GeorgiaFootball @OU_Football— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 6, 2019Ohio State is 6-0 after beating the Spartans last night. A longtime NFL scout reportedly told Yahoo Sports that the Buckeyes “would definitely beat Clemson.”In order to run the table in the regular season, Ohio State still has to get by Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan. Right now though, it is clear that Ryan Day’s team is the cream of the Big Ten crop.Next weekend, two of Herbstreit’s top 6 will face major tests. LSU hosts Florida, which took down previously unbeaten Auburn yesterday, while Oklahoma plays Texas in its annual Red River Showdown. NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: ESPN’s College GameDay Analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, pose for a photo during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit releases his top six teams every week, separating the group into a top four (the number of teams in the College Football Playoff) and two other squads waiting in the wings.After Week 6, Herbie is one of several pundits who is sky-high on Ohio State. He has the Buckeyes as his No. 1 team after their 34-10 blowout of Michigan State.Alabama and Clemson occupy the second and third spots, despite the fact each was idle this weekend. LSU rounds out the top four.Georgia, which routed Tennessee 43-14, and Oklahoma, which pounded Kansas 45-20, are the next-in-line.
The Box Hop In our recent search of new and exciting vacation rentals, one place stood out above the rest. The Box Hop in the woods of Rockbridge, Ohio, offers everything you could want in a getaway cabin – seclusion, an expansive state park to explore close by, and a super stylish space to unwind after a day of outdoor activities. Ohio couple Seth and Emily built the cabin themselves (with help from family and friends). Created from three shipping containers, on the outside The Box Hop offers the rustic, masculine look you expect from a cabin in the woods. Inside, it’s a thoughtfully designed space with touches of mid-century modern flair that makes it ideal for relaxing, cooking up a tasty meal, and enjoying the natural beauty all around you. Editors’ Recommendations For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner Stepping inside, the cabin is a bright and airy contrast to the dark exterior. The cabin includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen (check out the seriously sleek bright orange SMEG fridge), and an open-plan living area. The dining table is a raw-edge wood slab with matching benches and is capped off by two Eames-inspired black molded armchairs. Continuing the mid-century modern touches, there is a classic leather sofa facing a gas fireplace. Going up the spiral staircase to the second floor, the two ends of the shipping container were removed and replaced with walls of glass, framing stunning views out into the woods. The bathrooms have spa-inspired finishes like marble-tiled walls in the shower (one even has a massive soaking tub).While the interior of The Box Hop adheres to a clean, contemporary look, Emily and Seth made sure to leave a few gritty touches to remind you this is a home built from shipping containers. There is an oxidized steel ceiling beam in the family area and the corrugated metal of the shipping container was left exposed, but painted, for the ceilings throughout the home. If you love to see how a project comes together, Emily and Seth documented all of the fun of building the cabin in a gallery on their website. Check out how The Box Hop came together to become the best Airbnb in Ohio.For more shipping container homes, check out the Flophouze Hotel. Outside, the shipping containers were laid out to create a unique shape. Two side-by-side containers form the first floor while the third container sits perpendicularly on top to become the second floor. This clever layout allowed for the creation of a private deck, accessed via a garage door that turns the second-floor indoor sitting area into an open-air space. When Seth and Emily were building The Box Hop, they had their own passions for the outdoors in mind and, as a result, the cabin is outfitted with a huge deck. The sprawling space features a living room positioned around a fire table and an area for grilling. The second story shipping container cantilevers out over the sitting area, creating partial shading for the space. In one corner, the deck juts out into the trees and plays home to a hot tub. Take a soak in the evening to enjoy the quiet sounds of nature and the soft glow from the string lights hanging in the surrounding trees. This Little House in Washington Has Big Personality This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite This A-Frame-Inspired Cabin Offers Shelter from the Harsh Patagonian Elements
And the winners are….We’ve read and analyzed the carefully crafted nomination packages. We’ve tabulated the votes. And now we’re ready to announce the winners of the Brock University Alumni Association’s Alumni of Distinction Awards that will be held on Saturday, March 31.The names of the recipients and a very brief description of their accomplishments are included below.Rick Campanelli, ET Canada Our MC for the evening will be Rick Campanelli (BPhEd ’94), former MuchMusic VJ, current entertainment reporter for Entertainment Tonight Canada and recipient of a 30 From the Past 30 Award – the original name for the Alumni of Distinction Awards when the BUAA celebrated its 30th anniversary in the 2006-07 school year. Campenelli was one of the recipients for his exemplification of Brock University’s core values – imagination, innovation and commitment.Upon graduation, Campanelli entered the 1994 MuchTemp contest (and won!) where he was a MuchMusic VJ for about 10 years. Since 2005, he’s been an entertainment reporter for ET Canada.Tickets are selling fast for the Alumni of Distinction Awards, so make sure to purchase them quickly. The new BUAA wines, in partnership with Creekside Winery, also will launch that night. If you attend the celebration, you’ll be able to try the Unoaked Chardonnay and the Merlot.Event details When: Saturday, March 31, 5 p.m. Where: Amici’s Banquet Centre, Thorold Cost: $65 per personFor tickets or additional information, please contact email@example.com or call 905-688-5550 x 4502brocku.ca/alumni-associationThe 2011-12 BUAA Alumni of Distinction Award recipients are: Armstrong, Christopher (BSM ’05)Vice President, Wasserman Media GroupSport drives his professional career and his philanthropy. Belicki, Kathryn (BA ’76)Professor, Psychology, Brock UniversityAs committed to her students as she is to her research.Blazak, Gary (BA ’76)Registered Professional PlannerCommitted to professional planning, institutional advancement and coaching.Bonner, Rick (BSc ’84)President & CEO, Guinea Iron Ore Ltd.Striking gold in both varsity fencing and mining companies.Chesebrough, Jeff (BA ’98)CEO, nGen – Niagara Interactive Media GeneratorHelping to guide Niagara to a new knowledge economy.Coorssen, Jens (BSc ’86, MSc ’89)Foundation Professor of Molecular Physiology / Head, Molecular Medicine Research Group, University of Western SydneyResearching ways to improve human health.Dargie, David (BA ’68)Director of Tournament Development, Evolution Golf and Event Management Inc.A lifelong learner and a lifelong doer.Daté, Anand (BBA ’96)President & Founder, Ronin GroupFinding balance with HR firm and Brock alumni connections.de Repentigny (Corbett), Lesley (BA ’83)President & Founder, DrivewiseMaking our skies and roads safer for us all.Dominick, Stephen (BA ’82)Professor/Program Coordinator, Digital Photography Program, School of Media Studies, Niagara CollegeTaking digital photography from the studio to the classroom.Goodspeed, Peter (BA ’74)Senior Reporter, International Affairs, National PostReporting international stories that define and inform our lives.Grimes, David (BSc ’75)President, World Metrological OrganizationShaping climate-related research and services as the world’s weatherman.Hammond, Sam (BEd ’87)President, Elementary Teachers Federation of OntarioTackling important social and workplace issues in our schools.Hong, Len (BSc ’73)Former President & CEO, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetySharing occupational health and safety resources with others.Iannantuono, Albert (BA ’85)President, CEO & Founder, Tri-MediaTaking pride in Niagara and encouraging others to do the same.Ingram (Bowman), Wendy (BA ’67)Board of Directors, Canada Art FoundationFrom classroom to gallery, publishing and non-profit organizations.Kompf, Michael (BA ’82, MEd ’83)Professor, Faculty of Education, Brock UniversityCreating innovative programs for future teachers.Kontkanen, Derek (BSc ’02, MSc ’05)Winemaker, Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate WineryUncorking international honours for a British Columbia winery.Le Conte, Christopher (BRLS ’97)President & Owner, SMART Watering SystemsProtecting our most precious resource, drop by drop.Lejkowski, Paul (BKin ’03)Owner & Fitness and Nutrition Specialist, Sport Balance & NutritionBuilding bodies, building confidence and building a business.Leip, David (BSc ’90)Senior Technical Staff Member, Head of Web Innovation, IBMHe’s as impressive on the dance floor as he is in the world of technology.McRoberts, Scott (BSM ’03)Director of Athletics and Recreation, University of Toronto-ScarboroughTransferring his expertise in sport management to the University of Toronto.Munoz, Ben (BSc ’85, MSc ’87)Director of Medicinal ChemistryTaking pharmaceutical aim at malaria and other diseases.Narbonne, Guy (BSc ’75)Professor, Geological Sciences, Queen’s UniversityDiscovering the history of life on Earth through geological science.Pokorny, Patricia (BEd ’93, BA ’05)Senior Manager Accessibility, Legal Department, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.Removing barriers to accessibility at Ontario Lottery Gaming.Power, Rob (BSc ’75)Winemaker, Creekside Estates WineryCreating “serious wine” and winning some serious honours.Raakman, Elaine (BSM ’03)Owner, Justplay Sports Services Civic Sport GroupPassionate about good sportsmanship and acts of kindness.Sal Debus, Steven (BA ’94)Founder & Director, Modrobes Inc.His eco-friendly utility clothing line even impressed some dragons.Salmon, Kirsty (BSc ’91, MSc ’94)Head of Research, BP BiofuelsOn the leading edge of producing bioethanol fuel from waste products.Shelp, Barry (BSc ’74, MSc ’77)Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of GuelphResearching production of our major crop plants and their stressors.Smith, Fraser (BBA ’92)Manager, Product Management, PayPalProving that a Canadian education has its place in Silicon Valley.Smol, John (MSc ’79)Professor, Queen’s University, Canada Research Chair in Environmental ChangeUnravelling the causes of climate change through paleolimnology.Spera, Ed (BA ’93)Wildlife ArtistCapturing images of our world’s wildlife with paint.Tinnish, Andrew (BRLS ’99, BSM ’01)Director, Amateur Scouting, Toronto Blue JaysScouting for the next big phenom for the Toronto Blue Jays.Tomek, Lydia (BSc ’04)Winemaker, Hernder Estates WineryGiving back to her community one sip at a time.