ESPN’s Bowl Projection For LSU Heading Into Conference Championship Weekend

first_imgKristian Fulton of LSU attempts to run the ball against Alabama.BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 03: Kristian Fulton #22 of the LSU Tigers carries the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half of their game at Tiger Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)After a tough, controversial loss to Texas A&M this past Saturday night, LSU finished the 2018 season with a 9-3 record. So where are the Tigers headed for their bowl game?That might depend on how the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia plays out this Saturday. If the Bulldogs win and both teams are somehow part of the College Football Playoff, LSU will move up the pecking order for SEC bowl teams.If Alabama wins, Georgia likely winds up in the Sugar Bowl. LSU and Florida are the next two best options.ESPN’s two analysts differ on where they think LSU will wind up. Kyle Bonagura sees the Tigers playing Penn State in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.Mitch Sherman sees LSU winding up in a New Year’s Six game. He thinks the Tigers will take on Michigan in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.While both are high-quality games, obviously, the Fiesta Bowl carries more weight.LSU had a solid season, but losses against Florida, Alabama and Texas A&M kept them from being part of the national title conversation.We’ll know LSU’s bowl situation on Sunday.last_img read more

UPFA to prepare to contest next election independently

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) says it will prepare to contest the next election independently.UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said that while the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) are currently working together in the Government, the SLFP with the UPFA will contest the next election separately. He also said that there are attempts to split the SLFP but the public must ensure the SLFP remains united and all parties work together with the Government. Amaraweera said the cohabitation Government was formed to develop the country and not steal from the country.He rejected allegations that the SLFP and UNP were protecting any wrongs committed by both sides since they are in a cohabitation Government. Amaraweera said that the current cohabitation Government will not change for at least five years as an election cannot be held any time soon. The Fisheries Minister said that by working together the Government was able to prevent an international war crimes investigation on Sri Lanka.“We can safely say there is no international war crimes probe on the country,” he said.The Minister said that the international community has now changed its attitude towards Sri Lanka and is assisting Sri Lanka in many ways. (Colombo Gazette) read more