GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State looked just fine without Urban Meyer on Saturday, as the Buckeyes thumped Oregon State, 77-31, to open the 2018 college football season with a victory.It was the first-career start for Dwayne Haskins. The former top recruit very much played up to the hype, throwing for 300-plus yards and five touchdowns.Haskins was asked after the game about his head coach, Urban Meyer.The Ohio State quarterback said the team was playing for Meyer – and each other – on Saturday.“We’re playing for coach and we’re playing for each other and we took it out on the field today,” he said.Dwayne Haskins on Urban Meyer’s absence today: “We’re playing for coach and we’re playing for each other and we took it out on the field today.”— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 1, 2018Ohio State obviously can’t be at its best without Urban Meyer on the sideline, but the Buckeyes proved on Saturday that they should be able to handle things until he returns.Meyer can be back at practice this week, but can’t coach in a game until Week 4.Ohio State is set to host Rutgers in Columbus next Saturday.
There was no change to any of the key posts in the United National Party (UNP) following the Working Committee meeting held today.The UNP Working Committee meeting took place at the party headquarters in Sirikotha today. Instead the party discussed the May Day rally of the UNP and the Local Government elections. (Colombo Gazette) There were reports that a new Deputy and Assistant leader will be appointed.However the UNP said that no such decision was taken at the meeting today.
BOSTON — A federal judge has ruled that Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process.U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs issued the ruling Tuesday in a 2014 lawsuit alleging that Harvard holds Asian American applicants to a higher standard than students of other races.Burroughs says Harvard’s admissions process is not perfect but passes constitutional muster.The case was filed by the Students for Fair Admissions, which says it will appeal the decision. Harvard did not immediately comment.The suit drew support from the Trump administration and reignited a debate over affirmative action.Much of the suit centred on a subjective “personal rating” that Harvard assigns to applicants. The suit says Asian Americans receive lower personal ratings as a result of racial prejudice. Harvard denies any bias.Collin Binkley, The Associated Press