Governor Wolf Signs a Bill Into Law

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 08, 2015 Bill Signing,  Press Release  Harrisburg, PA  – Governor Tom Wolf today signed a bill into law. The following piece of legislation is now law:Act 47 – Senate Bill 875 sponsored by Senator Bartolotta provides for the use of treated mine water for oil and gas development.# # #center_img Governor Wolf Signs a Bill Into Lawlast_img

Oregon’s Rose Bowl victory shows Mario Cristobal can lead Ducks back to Playoff

first_imgIt almost happened this year. If not for a last-minute hiccup against Auburn in the opener or a land-mine trap game at Arizona State, Oregon might have done that this season.Instead, the Ducks will have to learn the lessons from those mistakes and make that run in 2020.MORE: Highlights, scores, updates from Oregon’s Rose Bowl winThe Rose Bowl Game showed how that could be possible. Oregon didn’t play its best game. Herbert finished 14 of 20 for 138 yards and an interception. The Ducks had just 66 rushing yards on 30 attempts. It was more of a gut-it-out-game with the Badgers than the 45-38 shootout they played in Pasadena in 2012.But Oregon limited Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor to 94 yards on 21 carries, and the Badgers never led by more than six points. Herbert’s 30-yard touchdown run, one of his three rushing scores in the game, gave the Ducks the go-ahead score with 7:41 remaining. Oregon didn’t score again, but it didn’t need to: The Ducks’ defense limited Wisconsin to 4 yards on nine plays over the next two drives.It was the kind of game Oregon needed to win to show it’s ready for that Playoff conversation again. After all, the Ducks are the only Pac-12 team to win a Playoff game, even though 2014 seems like ages ago. With Cristobal, the Ducks are building a different kind of contender. It’s not the long-term project Mike Bellotti built from the ground up, or the lightning fast flash-and-dash teams Chip Kelly pushed to the brink of a national championship.Cristobal is building off the lessons learned as a player at Miami and as an assistant coach at Alabama from 2013-16. Cristobal has elevated the Ducks’ recruiting with recruits such as Kayvon Thibodeaux, who will be joined next fall by five-star linebackers Justin Flowe and Noah Sewell — brother of Sporting News All-American tackle Penei Sewell. The offense might get talented Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman via the transfer portal to replace Herbert, and the uniforms will always stay fresh with that Nike label.Think about it. Of the teams with 11 or more wins that played in the New Year’s Day 6 this season, which team do you think will make a Playoff run? Penn State has to deal with Ohio State in the always-tough Big Ten East division. Florida has to deal with Georgia, who has to deal with LSU and Alabama. Oregon, meanwhile, has a chance to reestablish its dominance in the Pac-12 and earn a couple more national championship shots. The Ducks will be a hot Playoff pick in 2020 as a result.WOLF: Oregon’s win is Pac-12’s loss in Playoff race The next College Football Playoff contender grew up at the Rose Bowl Game on Wednesday.No. 7 Oregon finished off a 28-27 victory against No. 11 Wisconsin with that vintage aggressive style on a 28-yard pass from Justin Herbert to Juwan Johnson on the final drive of the game. The Ducks capped off a 12-win season that included a Pac-12 championship and showed why Mario Cristobal has this team inching closer toward a Playoff berth for a conference searching for respect. For the Pac-12, that seems like the best-case scenario after missing the Playoff each of the last three seasons. Chris Petersen left Washington, and USC appears headed for another year of hot-seat talk involving coach Clay Helton. The Huskies and Trojans both visit Autzen Stadium next year, but not before Ohio State — the team that crushed the Ducks 42-20 in the first championship game of the Playoff era.Oregon went 20-17 over the next two-plus seasons under Mark Helfrich and Willie Taggart before Cristobal took over.The Buckeyes come to Autzen Stadium on Sept. 12. Then we’ll see how much Oregon has grown up.last_img read more