EVANSTON, IL – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes walks off the field after their win over Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 17, 2015 in Evanston, Illinois. Iowa Hawkeyes won 40-10. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes lost to the Northwestern Wildcats last weekend. With the win, Northwestern clinched the Big Ten West and will meet either Michigan or Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.Meanwhile, another loss for the Hawkeyes makes three-straight for the team after a hot 6-1 start to the year. With the losses piling up, many Iowa fans are unhappy with the use of one of their preseason All-Americans over the past few games.Preseason All-American tight end Noah Fant has been seldom used, despite ranking second in receptions and receiving yards and first in receiving touchdowns. Fant played just nine snaps in the second half of the loss to the Wildcats.Even former Iowa stars are getting in on the debate over Fant’s misuse.noah fant i feel your pain brother. hang in there. stay silent stay the course and stay focused. don’t say or do anything out of frustration that may impact your future. high road!— DJK (@DJKoulianos15) November 11, 2018After the Northwestern loss, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz revealed why Noah Fant hasn’t played much over the past few games.According to The Gazette, Ferentz called sophomore tight end T.J. Hockenson “a little bit more versatile as a tight end.” Perhaps the coaching staff thinks Hockenson is a better blocker, which would explain why the team uses him more.Fant figures to be an early pick in the 2019 NFL draft – potentially in the first half of the first round.
The provincial government will hold a series of consultations this fall designed to get the community’s input on how to best tackle poverty in Nova Scotia. The consultations will be part of the government’s development of a poverty strategy for Nova Scotia. The initiative will be co-led by the departments of Community Services and Environment and Labour. The first phase of consultations will consist of a two-day gathering held Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 with representatives from a diverse range of provincial organizations interested in the fight against poverty. “We all want and deserve the same thing — a decent job to meet our needs, to lead a fulfilled life, and have a role in our community,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour. “It is our hope that this consultation process and Poverty Reduction Strategy will help us achieve that for all Nova Scotians.” “One of the main goals of the consultations is to share information in an effort to chart a direction,” said Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services. “We will use the information gathered from these discussions to build on what we have already heard from those involved in the struggle against poverty.” Phase two of the consultations will include opportunities for the public to give their input on what direction the strategy should take.