AMES, IA – NOVEMBER 19: Defensive lineman Demond Tucker #97 of the Iowa State Cyclones celebrates with his teammates after they defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 66-10 at Jack Trice Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 66-10 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)It has been an eventful day in Ames, Iowa. The college town hosted College GameDay for the first time, ahead of Iowa State’s rivalry game against Iowa.That game is threatening to really drag out. The game has now been delayed multiple times, due to inclement weather in the area.It’s really nasty out there right now, and most of Jack Trice Stadium has emptied out. The Cyclone students stayed put though…for at least a bit.Storm is right over us now in Ames. I’d bet we’re still an hour away from resuming. Iowa State’s student section isn’t bailing. pic.twitter.com/suApdL03ru— Max Olson (@max_olson) September 14, 2019 After a while, the denizens of the Iowa State student section got restless, and did what you do when you’re in college and pumped full of college football-borne adrenaline, and the stadium security clears out: you run onto the field.So the Iowa State student section rushed the field after most of the security had gone inside…There’s some standing water on the field but the sun is coming back out. pic.twitter.com/fRl0DAbWV4— Cole Bair (@realColeBair) September 14, 2019And now students have stormed the field pic.twitter.com/sVf1nyxAdK— Travis Hines (@TravisHines21) September 14, 2019We’re nowhere near a conclusion to this game, whenever the students get back into the stands and the teams come back onto the field.There are over 13 minutes remaining in the second quarter, and Iowa State has an early (read: the game kicked off over three hours ago) 7-3 lead.Iowa opened the scoring on the first drive of the game, with a 15-play opening drive that resulted in a 25-yard field goal for Keith Duncan. Iowa State answered quickly, with a five-play, 86-yard drive that took less than two minutes.After a few nice passes by Cyclones’ star quarterback Brock Purdy, La’Michael Pettway exploded for a 51-yard touchdown run to put ISU up 7-3.The two teams traded a few punts, and that is where we stand. Hopefully the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy will get back underway tonight. Otherwise, it may wait until later in the season, if they have to call things tonight.
SASKATOON – Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty is taking umbrage with accusations that the government is hiding the truth about the province’s finances.“Nobody’s lying about anything here,” he said Monday at the legislature.“We are gathering the information (and) the information’s going to be presented on March 22 along with the budget, three weeks from this Wednesday.”The third quarter ended in December and Opposition finance critic Cathy Sproule said the government should have released a budget update by now.Sproule said fresh numbers would provide a clear picture instead of speculation about an estimated $1.2-billion deficit.“For Saskatchewan families and workers, times are tough, but, instead of providing honesty and stability, the Sask. Party keeps lying about the facts and throwing around phrases like ‘transformational change’ and ‘everything is on the table,’ ” Sproule said in Saskatoon.“The people of the province deserve to know the truth.”The NDP said third-quarter updates have been released in February since 2012, with the exception of 2015, when the government didn’t release one because it was changing the way finances are reported.The government used to report the budget on its general revenue fund, which was just the government’s operating expenses and revenues.It switched to what is called a summary basis, which includes all parts of government and Crown corporations, and was recommended by the provincial auditor.Doherty said that’s one reason why it takes more time to pull the numbers together.“It’s just not ready yet. Nobody’s hiding anything. If the numbers were ready to be released, we would release it tomorrow.”The NDP raised similar concerns last summer when the government did not release a first-quarter budget update.Doherty said last September that the fiscal year was unusual because of the provincial election last April and the timing of the budget. The government tabled the budget in June instead of March.That meant the budget passed and the first quarter ended on the same day, so the numbers that the public saw June 1 were essentially first-quarter numbers, he said.The government projected a deficit of $434 million when it introduced the budget last June. That climbed to about $1 billion when the mid-year update was released last fall.Premier Brad Wall told the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association earlier this month that the provincial deficit is up to about $1.2 billion. The premier said tax revenue is lower than forecast and crop insurance claims are up $250 million because of a late harvest.The government is also trying to save money because of a big drop in revenue from oil and gas, potash and uranium.“We don’t have all the different revenue figures in. We don’t have all the different expenditure numbers in to say assuredly, ‘Here’s the actual number that we’re forecasting for the end of the year’ until they consolidate all of that,” said Doherty.The government has publicly mused that public servants could be forced to take unpaid days off as it wrestles with the deficit.Wage rollbacks, layoffs in health care and education and tax increases are also being considered. Saskatchewan not hiding state of province’s pocketbook: finance minister by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 27, 2017 10:59 am MDT Last Updated Feb 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email