WVU football: Passing game improvements a focal point of bye week | WVU Gameday

As of this week, the good vibes stemming from the West Virginia University football team’s 27-21 double-overtime win over Baylor have faded and it’s back to the task at hand coming off a bye week for the Mountaineers.

That task is a tall one and unique one and it will begin on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as WVU (2-1 overall, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) welcomes in Kansas (0-3, 0-2) for a noon kickoff. The game will air on Fox.

“It’s really unique. We’re the only ones,” WVU coach Neal Brown said of a stretch of five games in five weeks that now lies squarely in front of his team, a span that no other team in the Big 12 will face this season.

While there were obviously positive takeaways from the Mountaineers’ conquest of Baylor, there were plenty of evident deficiencies as well, particularly on offense and, more specifically, in the passing game.

Brown pointed out on Tuesday that the struggles aren’t necessarily represented in the team’s statistics. After all, the Mountaineers are averaging 263.7 passing yards per game entering this weekend, good enough for 26th out of 76 teams nationally and fourth best among Big 12 schools. West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege is third among league throwers (241 yards per game) and fourth in completion percentage (66.3 percent).

Yet where the Mountaineers have yet to break through, at least on a consistent basis, is throwing the ball downfield and accounting for explosive plays. Doege’s average of seven yards per attempt is seventh in the Big 12 and 46th nationally.

Obviously, all of that doesn’t fall on the Mountaineer signal-caller. There have been protection issues. There has been inconsistent play at wideout. But the combination of it all was a focal point of the bye week, and with such

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2021 Design & Construction Week Moves to Virtual Event

After evaluating multiple safety and travel concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced its intention to move the 8th annual Design & Construction Week, which features the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to a robust, all-virtual event platform.

While Design & Construction Week was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 9-11, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the new all-virtual DCW 2021 will still take place the week of Feb. 8 with extended programming.

“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our exhibitors, attendees and the thousands of onsite workers who support the premier event of the residential construction industry, we feel the only prudent course is to make this year’s show a virtual event,” says NAHB chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla.

“We have plenty of great virtual educational programs, innovative products, services and workshops on tap, and we are very excited about the 2021 show. It’s an opportunity to set a precedent for the industry by producing a dynamic virtual trade show, and we look forward to a very successful Design & Construction Week.”

“This difficult decision comes following months of lengthy conversations with NAHB and Emerald,” says Bill Darcy, CEO of the NKBA. “The safety and well-being of our attendees, partners, exhibitors, site workers and staff has always been our top priority. As we now cross the 16-weeks-out mark, it was time to transition to 100% focus on a virtual event.

“An all-virtual Design & Construction Week will be a different experience, but with it comes new opportunities to reach an even larger audience that would not have been able to

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Sales of single-family homes recorded in Sonoma County for the week of Sept. 30

One hundred and forty single-family homes sold in Sonoma County during the week of Sept. 30 ranging in price from $53,500 to $3.9 million.

Topping our list of real estate transactions for the week was 24121 Wine Country Court in Sonoma which sold for $3,900,000 on August 31 . This five bedroom, four bathroom, 4,736 square foot residence featured a gourmet kitchen with a Viking range and a Sub Zero double door refrigerator.

See what homes are selling for near you.


35337 Annapolis Road, $515,000

Bodega Bay

1210 Windy Lane, $680,000

1350 Bodega Ave., $740,000

2032 Sandpiper Court, $870,000

1148 Seaeagle Loop, $1,350,000

Camp Meeker

75 Woodland Ave., $380,000

5422 Lincoln Ave., $397,000


70 Sequoia Ridge Road, $853,000


243 Red Mountain Drive, $548,000

172 Porterfield Creek Drive, $575,000


1177 W. Railroad Ave., $750,000

105 Ward Drive, $765,000


9449 Dell Road, $390,000

8004 Savio Lane, $428,000

8690 Trenton Road, $440,000

947 Esther Drive, $540,000

9797 Highway 116, $570,000

Glen Ellen

12305 Manzanita Lane, $447,000

13615 Arnold Drive, $762,000


8933 Bowers St., $860,000


419 Grant St., $536,000

1933 N. Fitch Mountain Road, $640,000

8349 W. Dry Creek Road, $680,000

1411 Highland Circle, $970,000

3475 Dry Creek Road, $1,035,000


8960 Sonoma Highway, $1,272,500

1189 Lawndale Road, $2,850,000

Monte Rio

22422 Moscow Road, $625,000


100 Goodwin Lane, $53,500


509 Acadia Drive, $364,000

633 Saint Francis Drive, $507,500

71 Maria Drive, $574,000

1634 Big Bend Drive, $620,000

1009 Crinella Drive, $645,000

2192 Saint Augustine Circle, $715,000

617 Liberty St., $785,000

927 Hogwarts Circle, $800,000

504 Teton Court, $812,000

2172 Saint Augustine Circle, $840,000

250 Cambridge Lane, $859,000

1558 Henry Way, $860,000

220 Lena Lane, $1,050,000

509 Walnut St., $1,680,000

10 Bixby Court, $1,700,000

Santa Rosa

211 W. Seventh St., $315,000

658 Charles St., $322,000


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The climate battle quietly raging this week about US homes

Some challenges to US climate action are obvious – like when Donald Trump boasts about leaving the international Paris agreement and rolling back pollution rules.

a group of people in a garden: Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

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But many more play out behind the scenes. One of those is the battle over efforts to make America’s new homes and buildings more energy-efficient.

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On one side are the city and state officials trying to go greener, and on the other are real estate developers and the natural gas industry.

The International Code Council, which like the World Series largely concerns Americans, met this week on updating the baseline codes that most states and cities adopt for new buildings. The council is reviewing about two dozen proposals that would, for example, require builders to install electrical outlets near gas stoves that may one day be replaced with electric ones; and to wire enough power to garages where people may one day want to plug in electric cars.

a group of people in a garden: Ssuburban houses in Paramus, New Jersey. In the US, the energy used in buildings accounts for more than one-third of heat-trapping emissions.

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Ssuburban houses in Paramus, New Jersey. In the US, the energy used in buildings accounts for more than one-third of heat-trapping emissions.

In the US, the energy used in buildings accounts for more than one-third of heat-trapping emissions, and reducing those emissions is key to the nation’s climate progress.

With the stakes high, climate advocates last year launched a campaign to make sure that more climate-minded officials – the ones that set energy and environment rules, in addition to those who enforce code – were involved in the normally obscure process.

The plan worked, and a slate of efficiency measures was approved.

Developers and gas utilities have not been pleased with the outcome.

The industries’ trade groups are appealing, calling the measures costly

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DLF Mall in Noida to Re-Open Next Week After Renovation, Date to be Announced Soon

Noida, October 9: DLF Mall of India in Noida is set to re-open next week after internal renovations. DLF Mall had largely remained shut since the past six months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Stores selling essential items re-opened for a brief period, but they had to shut after a part of the mall’s ceiling collapsed in July. Since then, the internal renovation was underway, leading to complete closure of DLF Mall.

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“It did not make sense for us to open only for the weekends, so we used this time to renovate, paint and complete some interior work. We will open full-time from next week. The date will be declared soon,” a spokesperson of DLF Mall was quoted by TOI as saying. DLF Mall of India is one of the most popular malls in Noida and used to attract thousands of visitors daily. Health Ministry Issues SOPs For Malls, Religious Places, Private Offices, Hotels And Restaurants.

In July, a video purportedly showing a part of the ceiling at DLF Mall collapsing had gone viral on social media platforms. The viral video had shown a portion of the rooftop crumbling down and raising a cloud of dust. At that time, a spokesperson of DLF Mall had said it was not an accident, but a planned work as part of the renovation. It had been reported that renovation work was done to make changes in cinema halls so that moviegoers can practice social distancing.

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