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College GameDay Star Makes Bold Penn State-Kentucky Prediction

first_imgPenn State's mascot leads the band onto the field.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The Citrus Bowl this season will feature an intriguing matchup between No. 14 Kentucky and No. 12 Penn State. Even though the Nittany Lions will enter this game as the favorites, the Wildcats aren’t strangers to being the underdog.Most predictions will have Trace McSorley leading Penn State to one more victory before he graduates. Nonetheless, one member of ESPN’s College GameDay crew has high expectations for Kentucky.Chris “The Bear” Fallica usually does tons of research before making his picks, which could be the reason behind his faith in the Wildcats. Well, history shows that SEC programs perform admirably when they’re not favored heading into a bowl game.From 247Sports:“That defense I think is going to cause a lot of problems for Trace McSorely and that Penn State offense,” Fallica said. “Josh Allen is a guy who can get after the quarterback and rush the passer, the secondary is very good. Penn State’s offensive line has struggled in pass pro at times this year.”“If you look traditionally at SEC teams that are this big of an underdog, the last 20 times they’ve been this big of a dog in a bowl game, 16-4 against the number, 11 outright wins,” Fallica said. “So, as bad as that Kentucky offense is, I think the Wildcats give Penn State a fourth-quarter fight.”With Benny Snell Jr. and Josh Allen suiting up for the Wildcats, shocking the Nittany Lions on the national stage would be the perfect ending to their collegiate career.The Citrus Bowl will take place on New Year’s Day, as the game will be broadcast on ABC.Defeating Penn State would truly be a signature moment for Kentucky’s football program.last_img read more

FERC Okays Excelerate’s LNG Terminal off Puerto Rico

first_imgzoom Excelerate Energy (Excelerate) has obtained authorization from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), site, construct, and operate the proposed Aguirre Offshore GasPort Project located offshore Puerto Rico. The order confirms the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that showed that there was no significant environmental impact from the project after an extensive review process that began in December of 2011.“We are pleased to receive the order from FERC after nearly four years of extensive environmental review,” stated Rob Bryngelson, Excelerate’s chief executive officer. “During this time, Excelerate has not diminished its efforts to deliver the beneficial Aguirre Offshore project, nor has the company wavered in its support for PREPA’s and the Government of Puerto Rico.”“The order represents an important milestone in the development of the project,” stated PREPA’s interim executive director, Carlos Castro. “This project is critical for PREPA to reduce the cost of energy in Puerto Rico and to reduce the emission of air pollutants.”The proposed project will be a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, consisting of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), minimal infrastructure to moor the vessel, and a subsea pipeline to deliver the gas onshore.The facility will provide fuel to PREPA’s Central Aguirre Power Complex. Fuel cost reduction and environmental improvements, such as improved air quality and reduced barge traffic in the environmentally sensitive Jobos Bay, are the primary drivers for bringing the Project to Puerto Rico, according to Excelerate.In the coming months, Excelerate said it would continue to work with FERC and cooperating agencies in preparation for the commencement of construction, which is estimated to begin in the first quarter of 2016, with an in-service date of the second quarter of 2017.last_img read more