ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On Wednesday afternoon, Lincoln Riley and company at Oklahoma received arguably the best news of the transfer cycle so far. Alabama star Jalen Hurts announced his plans to transfer to Oklahoma and play for the Sooners in 2019.As a graduate of Alabama, Hurts will be immediately eligible to play for the Sooners. With the addition of Hurts to the roster, Oklahoma’s odds to win the national title saw an increase.According to Darren Rovell, Oklahoma went from 20/1 to 14/1 to win the title after landing the star transfer quarterback.With Jalen Hurts in the fold, FanDuel SportsBook has moved Oklahoma from 20/1 to win the national title to 14/1.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 16, 2019With Kyler Murray off the the NFL or MLB or both, that left the Sooners with a question at the quarterback position. Now, Oklahoma can rely on Hurts to lead the team in 2019 with five-star signee Spencer Rattler as the starter in waiting.It was an easy decision for Hurts as Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma have produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy-winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.
Nova Scotia’s mining heritage was honoured today, Sept. 8, at a ceremony in Springhill. Highway 104 between the New Brunswick border and the Canso Causeway was designated Miners Memorial Highway. Funding was also announced for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Springhill Mine Disaster. Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Bill Dooks, Tourism Culture and Heritage Minister, made the announcement at the Springhill Miners Hall. “This highway designation will remind all Nova Scotians and visitors of the sacrifice generations of miners and their families have made across the province,” said Mr. Scott. This tribute joins other highway designations including Peacekeepers Way, announced in August, and Veterans Memorial Highway. In the interest of safety, the highway will continue to be referred to as Highway 104 by emergency personnel. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1958 Springhill Mine Disaster and is a significant milestone in the history of Nova Scotia and Canada. The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage will provide funding of $25,000 for the upcoming events on the anniversary of the disaster. “This investment will continue to raise awareness of the importance of Springhill and its mining history and to educate present and future generations so that it is never forgotten,” said Mr. Dooks. The department will also provide $15,000 for the Miners Lamp Cabin, the last remaining period building located on the mine site.