Holbrook Woman Drowns in Backyard Pool

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 50-year-old woman drowned in the backyard pool at her Holbrook home on Saturday night.Suffolk County police said officers responded to a 911 call of a woman found unresponsive in a pool on Railroad Avenue and upon arrival, they found Karen Gabrielsen unconscious and not breathing at 9:33 p.m.The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where she was pronounced dead.Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with any information to contact them at 631-854-8552.last_img read more

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British Geriatric Society – Position on Euthanasia

first_imgBritish Geriatric Society 10 July 2015Within the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) membership, there is a range of strongly held views on this issue; however, on balance our position as a society is as follows.1.  The BGS accepts individuals’ right to determine the choice of treatment and care they receive provided they have the capacity to do so. We further accept that sometimes, some symptoms are difficult to control and that even if they are controlled people may still find their life unbearable.  However a policy which allows physicians to assist patients to die is not acceptable to us. We believe instead that the most vulnerable should be enabled  to access the services and care they need to lead as independent and symptom free a life as is possible and, when the time comes, to die in the setting of their choice with dignity.2.  Members of the BGS look after many older people with frailty, disability and those who are dying.  We accept life has a natural end and that our job is not to prolong life at all costs but to improve quality of life whilst accepting that death is inevitable. Our members have long experience of conversations with patients about ending their life.  Often these are phrased as “Can’t you just let me go?”  However our experience shows us these are more often a cry for help than a genuine desire for death.  Often, listening to our patients’ wishes, concerns and fears, and taking time to address their needs significantly diminishes their wish for death. We also believe older people may feel despair as a direct result of the reaction of others to their frailty and the care and treatment they are afforded. The BGS considers the best way for physicians to help these vulnerable people is to maximise their independence and health, rather than assisting with their expressed wish to die.3.  We know that older people are often strongly influenced by their families and carers- the vast majority, but not all, will have their well-being at heart. Even so, many requests to end life – made either directly or indirectly to us as geriatricians – come from the patients’ families and not the older person themselves. Often such requests are then forgotten if such degrading symptoms as urinary and faecal incontinence, depression and unremitting pain are relieved.4.  Much of the public demand for assisted dying seems to stem from the fear of a prolonged death with increasing disability sometimes associated with unwanted burdensome medical care.  This suffering at the end of life can be prevented by a change in the focus of care – from prolonging life to addressing the individuals own priorities and symptoms , and by the involvement of medical professionals skilled in palliative and end of life care.5.  The BGS does not accept that legalising physician assisted suicide is in the broader interests of society. We recognise that some people feel their life is unbearable; however, law makers should consider not only the rights of individuals in society but also society itself and the impact the legislation will have on all members of our communities.  The BGS is concerned with protecting the interests of vulnerable older and disabled people who already feel pressure to give up their lives to reduce the burden they feel they cause to others.6.  Campaigners for physician assisted dying argue that curing disease and bringing about death are not mutually exclusive roles, the intention in both cases being the relief of suffering. It is further argued that the primary role of the physician is to care for his/her patient, which must therefore entail respecting their autonomous wish to die. However, the BGS believes that crossing the boundary between acknowledging that death is inevitable and taking active steps to assist the patient to die changes fundamentally the role of the physician, changes the doctor-patient relationship and changes the role of medicine in society.  Once quality of life becomes the yardstick by which the value of human life is judged, the protection offered to the most vulnerable members of society is weakened.7.  The right of any individual, whether terminally ill or not, to have their symptoms controlled is undisputed. In our opinion it is crucial to distinguish in clinical practice between actions primarily intended to control symptoms and actions primarily intended to assist the patient to die.  In the same vein, the BGS would emphasise that the right of a patient to choose or decline treatment and or intervention whatever the consequences, supersedes all other guidance and wishes. This equally applies to those who express their wishes regarding their future care using an appropriately constituted advance directive who can be assured that such wishes will be respected.8.  The BGS is concerned that ‘assisted dying’, while it does not apply directly and solely to older people, will lead to a change in attitude to death in society and also within the medical profession. The prohibition on intentional killing is the cornerstone of society and it is worth preserving the notion that all lives are precious. The BGS accepts that this denies a very small number of persons the right to have their life ended by their physician if it is their autonomous wish. However it must be noted that every society puts some limits on respect for autonomy, which must be balanced against the greater good of society. The BGS urges improvement in the medical and social care of older people, placing them back in the centre of a society which respects their wisdom and experience.9.  The BGS accepts that society is changing, with a shift toward more emphasis on the rights of the individual, including the right to choose the manner and timing of their death.  If this leads in time to a change in the law to allow physician assisted suicide, the BGS will aim to play a constructive role in the discussions with law makers and officials to develop an implementation code with robust safeguards in place to mitigate as far as possible any adverse impact and to protect the interests of older people and those who are vulnerable.http://www.bgs.org.uk/index.php/specialinterest-main/ethicslaw-2/4067-position-assisted-suicidelast_img read more

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Syracuse falls to N.C. State, 71-57, day after NCAA drops sanctions on Boeheim, men’s basketball program

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. — Once the clock hit double zeroes on the game and Syracuse’s season, Jim Boeheim shook North Carolina State’s hands, then turned and began his long walk to the SU locker room and all else that awaited him.The Wolfpack walked off the court with an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, and possibly an NCAA Tournament, in its immediate future.Syracuse’s players walked off with nothing in theirs.Twenty-four hours after the announcement that shook the SU community, the 2014-15 Orange played basketball for one final meaningless time. Rakeem Christmas rounded out his Syracuse career and memorable senior campaign with an uninspiring effort, scoring just six points on 1-of-8 shooting before salvaging his last SU double-double in the second half.And when the buzzer rang on Syracuse’s (18-13, 9-9 ACC) 71-57 loss to North Carolina State (19-12, 10-8) on Saturday afternoon at PNC Arena, it signified the end of an SU season that went nowhere.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game ran a similar path to SU’s season. An even and competitive start inevitably gave way to disaster. SU held a first-half lead as wide as eight points and as late as 26 seconds before halftime.But Christmas missed his first seven shots from the floor Saturday and bore little resemblance to the Wooden Award Finalist he was announced to be before the game. Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije both air-balled jumpers in the first half, adding to the gloom that hung over their heads.On the other end, the Wolfpack ate up Syracuse’s defense for a 27-2 run that carried over past halftime and charged up its PNC Arena audience with a flurry of 3s that buried the little hope SU had of ending its year victoriously.Boeheim, as subdued as he’s been all season, sat and watched for most of it.The meeting with N.C. State on Saturday was the only time and place the Orange could alleviate some of the sting from the nation-wide criticism SU’s drawn in the previous 24 hours and the punishments that fueled them.And the Orange accomplished no such thing. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 7, 2015 at 2:07 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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There will be no school Thursday because of funeral services for Deanna Stambaugh

first_imgDeanna StambaughSumner Newscow report – Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss said there will be no school Thursday, January 22, 2015 in order for those interested to attend the funeral of our colleague and friend, Deanna Stambaugh. All after school sport practices and games will go on as scheduled.Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Belle Plaine United Methodist Church, Belle Plaine, Kansas.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +10 Vote up Vote down Jane · 290 weeks ago Very nice tribute to a wonderful woman and teacher. Report Reply 0 replies · active 290 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Monday’s QPR quiz

first_imgOh dear, Rangers fans. Today is definitely not the time to tease you with another tricky QPR quiz, so here’s a gentle one for you to stroll through on this difficult Monday.[wp-simple-survey-16]Click here for Friday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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The Deets: Antonio Brown tweeted his way out of the NFL

first_imgI love Twitter. As someone with an unhealthy need to express my opinions publicly, I probably like it a bit too much.And I’ve certainly posted some things — the hottest of hot takes and the sassiest of clapbacks— that could get me in hot water with my employers in the past.In recent years, though, I’d like to think that I’ve figured out that you can’t win in Twitter or any other social media.But you can lose on them. Big.Antonio Brown is proving that point right now.The …last_img read more

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Dover Fallout Is Radio Active

first_imgReaction in the media from Judge Jones’ stinging decision against intelligent design (ID) in the Pennsylvania case Kitzmiller vs Dover Area School District has been rapid and varied.  Evolutionists are overjoyed at this Christmas present the judge delivered, a dirty bomb they hope will put ID out of business, but the other side claims the damage is minimal and the debate goes on.  Here are some samples:Party Time:  Evolutionists were giddy with praise for the decision.  The National Center for Science Education listed a who’s who of “educational, scientific and civil liberties groups” who not only approved of the decision but opined that it would have far-reaching consequences.Breaking the Point:  Conservative Christian commentator Chuck Colson, on his Breakpoint radio commentary, said he was disappointed at the ruling, but not disheartened.  “Bad cases make bad law,” he said, agreeing that the Dover policy was ill advised.  Nevertheless, optimism is justified because “if we equip ourselves and do our job, truth will out,” he said. “We should not despair.  Our case is compelling if we frame it carefully, ask the right questions, and expose the claims of Darwinists.”Worry but Smile:  Michael Powell at the Washington Post (see reprint on San Francisco Chronicle) said that ID backers found the ruling worrisome, but vow to continue pushing the debate forward; William Dembski thinks the future looks bright, because it is going international and crossing metaphysical and theological boundaries.Charge Onward:  Rachel Zoll for Associated Press (see Yahoo News) acknowledged the ruling as a setback for ID, but quoted several ID and Christian leaders who seem more galvanized than ever over the decision.  She acknowledged that the legal ramifications of the ruling are limited to the Dover area.Farewell, Partner:  Fox News reported that U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is severing ties with the Thomas More Law Center that defended the Dover school board, because he thinks they “made a huge mistake in taking this case and in pushing this case to the extent they did.”Principle of the Thing:  The Discovery Institute also disagreed with the strategy of the school board, not feeling it proper to mandate the teaching of ID, but also strongly criticized the decision for attempting to institutionalize dogmatism.  John West said it may be over in Dover, but not for intelligent design: “Efforts to mandate intelligent design are misguided,” he clarified, “but efforts to shut down discussion of a scientific idea through harassment and judicial decrees hurt democratic pluralism.  The more Darwinists resort to censorship and persecution, the clearer it will become that they are championing dogmatism, not science.”  Listing himself as “former Discovery Institute attorney,” Seth Cooper issued a statement to set the record straight on his involvement in the case.Ohio Unaffected:  The Discovery Institute also issued a statement that the Dover ruling will have no effect on the Ohio program to allow for critical analysis of evolution.  Law professor David DeWolf explained that not only is Ohio outside the jurisdiction of Judge Jones, but Ohio’s program comports with Congressional laws and Supreme Court decisions.  Stephen Dyer agreed that the effect on Ohio is muted, but he wrote for the Ohio Beacon Journal, that there still could be ripple effects.  Opponents of ID will take the ball on Jones’ opinion that singling out evolution for criticism is wrong, and having even a voluntary program is wrong if instigated from religious motives.Iowa Debt to ID:  The Scotsman reported that ID will probably still come up for discussion in Iowa next year, even though board members disagree about the impact of the Dover decision on their opinions.Darwinism Corrodes Religion:  Columnist David Klinghoffer wrote in the Seattle Times that Judge Jones was wrong that Darwinism does not conflict with religious belief.  Klinghoffer quoted leading Darwinists that stated clearly how evolutionary theory is corrosive to religion and, by positing a materialistic philosophy, is antithetical to belief in God of any kind, and is therefore a religious philosophy in its own sense.Lawyer Blog:  Albert Alschuler gave his opinion of the case in the U of Chicago Law Blog.  He chided the court for its contempt for religious belief, saying that ID should be judged on its merits, not because of what the court felt the motives of the plaintiffs were.  “Freedom from psychoanalysis is a basic courtesy,” he said.Undoubtedly this is a small sample of opinions expressed on radio talk shows, TV programs, newspapers and letters to the editor.Can we all remember that Judge Jones is just one man?  His complete buy-in to the ACLU side, and complete rejection of all the pro-ID testimony, shows he is a sadly biased man at that.  Isn’t it just like liberal leftists to look to unelected judges to get their power.  In no way does this decision reflect the amount of strong support ID is getting all over the country, and even other nations.  If a vote were taken by most American parents of high school students, Charlie would be put out on a one-way ship to Christmas Island, along with his blood brother the Grinch.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Bafana down Mozambique in Nelspruit

first_img12 September 2012Gordon Igesund oversaw his first victory as Bafana Bafana coach at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Tuesday evening as the South African national team defeated Mozambique 2-0 in a friendly international.Two goals, one early and one late, by Kaizer Chiefs marksman Bernard Parker sealed the win in front of a small crowd.The victory continued South Africa’s excellent record at the venue. They’ve played there five times, won all five matches, and not conceded a single goal.There were three changes to the team that went down 1-0 to Brazil. Moneeb Josephs was given the nod in goal ahead of Itumeleng Khune, who had excelled in Sao Paolo. Parker took over from Dino Ndlovu and substitute Benni McCarthy up front, and Reneilwe Letsholonyane replaced Kasgisho Dicgacoi, who had returned to Crystal Palace.Confident startBafana Bafana played confidently from the start of the game, enjoying the lion’s share of possession and controlling the play against a Mambas’ line-up that was missing some of the players that had helped them to an impressive 2-0 win over Morocco on Sunday.Despite this, the South African side didn’t find Mozambique’s defence easy to break down after hitting the front in the seventh minute.The goal came when midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala set up Parker with a well-played through ball and the striker provided the necessary finish with a left-footed shot across the goalkeeper Nelson Logomale to put the home side in front.Letsholonyane was a little high with a half-volley and defender Bongani Khumalo was just wide with a header before Parker came close to notching a second goal after 25 minutes, but his shot passed narrowly over the bar.The Mambas’ Helder Pelembe then sounded a warning with a powerful shot that passed just over the crossbar of the South African goal.DisallowedJust before the break, Tshabalala picked out Khumalo from a free kick and the defender found the back of the net. The linesman, however, disallowed the goal. Replays revealed he had got his decision wrong.Both teams made changes at the break, which had a noticeable effect on the second half of the contest, with the match losing some of its shape.After an hour, Parker got onto the end of a Tshabalala cross, but Logomale was up to the task and stopped the shot. Parker then played Tshabalala in, but Logomale again denied the South African attack.Clesio Baugue fired narrowly wide for Mozambique and Tshabalala was just off target with a curling shot before Parker sealed the victory in the 87th minute.GoalAfter a nice, flowing move, substitute Thamsanqa Gabuza provided a cross from the right for Siboniso Gaxa, who cleverly left the ball, allowing it run for Parker. The striker made no mistake with his shot to double South Africa’s advantage.Josephs nearly gifted the visitors a goal with time almost up when a heavy touch on the ball led to Baugue stealing possession away from the goalkeeper. Defender Bevan Fransman, however, reacted quickly and cleared Baugue’s goalbound shot off the line.Bafana Bafana will play their next match in exactly a month’s time when they take on Poland in Bydgoszcz on 12 October.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Maroons nip Tigers on Desiderio triple; Archers escape

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ In the second game, defending champion La Salle rode the hot hands of Aljun Melecio as it turned back Far Eastern U,95-90, in their first meeting since their infamous brawl in Davao three weeks ago.Melecio waxed hot with 29 points, while Andrei Caracut and Kib Montalbo contributed 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the Archers who also got solid games from big men Abu Tratter and Prince Rivero in the absence of reigning MVP Ben Mbala.Mbala is away on international duty for Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket.The Archers came out aggressive, leading by as many as 23 points early on.While it was too close for comfort, the win was just the kind of game that Perasol liked since it achieved one of his targets when he took over the team last season.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES ‘Why even bother? UNHRC is a toothless tiger’ – Roque PLAY LIST 01:32‘Why even bother? UNHRC is a toothless tiger’ – Roque02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:18Why some freed inmates prefer to stay in jail02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The UP community may not care what happened during the game, but it generated excitement,” said Perasol.The Maroons led by as many as 11 points in the second half only for the Tigers to come roaring back in the fourth period to dispel notions that they aren’t good enough to contend this season.“A lot of people are not giving UST a chance but it can give teams a fight,” Perasol said.UP 74 – UST 73UP 74—Desiderio 17, Vito 9, Webb 7, Gomez de Liano Ju 7, Manzo 6, Gomez de Liano Ja 6, Ouattara 4, Lim 4, Prado 4, Dario 4, Lao 4, Romero 2, Harris 0.UST 73—Lee 20, Akomo 15, Sta. Ana 11, Soriano 8, Huang 6, Garcia 5, Faundo 4, Arana 2, De Guzman 2, Basibas 0, Caunan 0, Kwawukumey 0, Macasaet 0, Romero 0.Quarters: 18-19, 42-33, 57-57, 74-73LA SALLE 95 – FEU 90DLSU 95—Melecio 29, Caracut 16, Montalbo 12, Tratter 11, Santillan 9, Ricci Rivero 7, Baltazar 4, Go 3, Prince Rivero 2, Paraiso 2, Capacio 0.FEU 90—Dennison 21, Comboy 13, Orizu 12, Tuffin 10, Cani 7, Tolentino 7, Parker 7, Iñigo 5, Escoto 5, Trinidad 3, Nunag 0, Ebona 0, Bienes 0.Quarters: 29-11, 47-32, 73-54, 95-90Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Menor’s record win Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Finding his team trailing by two points after being in control for most of the game, Paul Desiderio’s voice resonated during University of the Philippines’ huddle with five seconds remaining.“Atin na ‘to, pasok to (This game is ours, I’m making the shot),” the swingman told his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Desiderio made good on his promise, hitting a fallaway triple off a well-designed inbound play as the Fighting Maroons eked out a 74-73 victory over a gritty University of Santo Tomas squad in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.“During our last timeout, he called it,” said Perasol of his prized guard, who made just one of his 10 triples before the game winner. “He told me ‘coach, we will win, I’m making the shot’ because our instruction was if you’re open at the three-point area, take it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDesiderio’s shot with 1.4 ticks left capped a wild finish where both teams bungled possessions.“I was taking so many shots,” said the Cebuano guard, who made just six of his 20 shots. “Why would I shy away from taking the last shot?”last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Headed To Alamo Bowl To Face Colorado

first_imgOklahoma State has been selected to play in the Alamo Bowl on December 29 against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Cowboys were the second-place Big 12 team behind Oklahoma (which is headed to the Sugar Bowl), and the Alamo Bowl has second choice of Big 12 teams.This will be a top 12 matchup as OSU is ranked No. 12 in the final CFB Playoff rankings and Colorado is No. 10. Those are the top two teams that did not make one of the New Year’s Six games. Impressive stuff and a big get for the Alamo Bowl.Oklahoma State has not been to the Alamo Bowl since 2010 when it pasted Arizona 36-10. Other appearances at this bowl include: While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 1997: Purdue 33, Oklahoma State 202004: Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 72010: Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10The game will be played on December 29 (a Thursday) two days before the CFB Playoff semifinal games. It will be aired at 9 p.m. on ESPN just after the Belk Bowl.New Year’s Six bowl teams by conference:Big Ten: 4ACC: 2Pac-12: 2SEC: 2Big 12: 1MAC: 1— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) December 4, 2016This is Oklahoma State’s 11th straight bowl appearance. They are one of just 11 teams currently that have played in 10 or more consecutive bowls. Mike Holder released a statement about OSU’s excitement of playing CU.AD Mike Holder statement on #OKstate Alamo Bowl berth pic.twitter.com/fcY6PIlpTL— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) December 4, 2016last_img read more

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