Transformation of Killybegs Diamond to be discussed at public meeting

first_imgKillybegs Community Council is holding a public meeting to hear opinions on the proposed development of the Diamond area by Donegal County Council.The meeting will take place in the Bayview Hotel on Thursday 27th June at 8pm.Views and suggestions will form part of the Killybegs Community Council’s submission. Donegal County Council, as part of the Killybegs Regeneration project, are proposing to transform the existing public car park at the Diamond to a civic space which will regenerate the area, encouraging visitors and residents to spend more quality time in the town centre.Plans for the redevelopment of Island House have been published online.Submissions in respect of the development may be made in writing to Donegal County Council, Lifford before 4:30pm on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.Transformation of Killybegs Diamond to be discussed at public meeting was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Montgomery holds strong down the stretch, beats Arcata to win 2016 AIBT title

first_imgArcata >> For nearly the entirety of Saturday night’s game, the message from the Montgomery bench to its players as the Vikings headed back on defense was as simple as three little words.“Get a stop.”The Vikings’ coaches asked, and the players sure did deliver — especially down the stretch.Montgomery held Arcata to just two field goals in the final six-plus minutes to finally pull away for good and claim a 49-39 win over the hometown Tigers in the championship game of the 49th annual Jerry …last_img

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch Update: The Unlucky 13

first_imgRelated Posts NetflixNetflix hasn’t made any major blunders or advances since joining the DeathWatch on July 30th, but the rest of the industry hasn’t stood still. HBO fired a shot across the bow with HBO Nordic a streaming movie service available only in Scandinavia. Despite the abrupt exit of Blockboster from the space, more direct competition is inevitable, so Netflix may have to do something bold. Perhaps acquiring what’s left of OnLive to leapfrog GameFly?T-Mobile USASince being inducted into the DeathWatch on July 23rd, T-Mobile has done nothing to stop the bleeding. Earlier this month, it lost more than a half million conract-based subscribers. If Deutsche Telekom’s infrastructure investments really happen, the company could be a technical competitor, but without subscribers, all that capacity could prove a liability. Here’s hoping that the all-hands announcement scheduled for the day everyone else gets the iPhone 5 is a game changer. GrouponSince July 16th, a Barclay’s downgrade and a patent infringement lawsuit have damaged Groupon’s stock pretty substantially, but many experts still think the company remains overvalued. If Groupon has any shot at long term success, it has to move beyond traditional daily deals. There are some early signs that it may be doing just that with its move toward lower-margin but more sustainable retailing of physical goods. Better late than never.SonyChanging the course of a behemoth as large as Sony takes more than the couple of months that have passed since the company was inducted into the DeathWatch on July 6th. So far, the best thing to happen to Sony has been the OnLive debacle, which makes Sony’s unrelated decision to jettison the service in favor of its own on-demand game competitor look downright brilliant. Product releases have been a mixed bag, including ho-hum smartphones, a respectable consumer camera, an affordable streaming music service, and a gutsy new lap-pad that shows Sony might be willing to take some risks. What’s missing? A convincing living-room attack plan. The PS4 needs to be the crux of any recovery strategy, so DeathWatch is withholding judgement on any turnaround until we see a demo. Barnes & NobleBarnes & Noble – inducted June 29th – is making a necessary and aggressive push for the Nook overseas. The company is starting with the UK, but it’s not alone. Building sales channels is half the battle. The rest involves filling that channel with the best possible hardware and content. To that end, the DeathWatch is waiting for something big to emerge from Barnes & Noble’s Microsoft deal before predicting a reversal of fortune. In the meantime, profits remain out of reach. 38 StudiosIn early August – just over a month after 38 Studios joined the DeathWatch on June 22 – the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation officially took hold of 38 Studios assets, including the games Kingdom of Amalur and the remains of Project Copernicus. All that’s left now is to see whether some of that amazing intellectual property winds up in the hands of another publisher (DeathWatch is betting on EA). Until then, while we mourn the loss of a lot of good work, we’re grabbing some popcorn and waiting for the latest round of It’s Not My Fault.NokiaSamsung has just beat Nokia to the punch with a Windows 8 smartphone. On the surface, it’s not a huge deal, but it showcases Nokia’s weakness. Windows is Nokia’s only gig going forward, but Microsoft isn’t throwing the Finnish phone-maker any bones. Nokia’s stock bump from the Samsung / Apple verdict was short-lived. If Nokia hopes to lose its junk status, it will have to crawl out of that hole on its own – one smartphone at a time. That’s going to take a lot more than price cuts. Things are arguably worse now for Nokia than they were on June 15th when it became a DeathWatch victim.HPHP remains committed to the PC and server markets, even as it those businesses wither on the vine. Still, while there’s still cash on hand and customers who answer the phone, there’s hope. A new tablet division looks like no more than a shot in the dark, but at least it displays a willingness to push the envelope a little. The new Envy X2 hybrid device shows some interest in redefining “PC,” as well. But as promising as these developments seem, baby steps aren’t going to turn around decades-old thinking for a company the size of HP that recently suffered a disastrous earnings report that included an $8 billion writedown of its Enterprise Services Business and the biggest quarterly loss in the company’s history. And regardless of new products, Whitman will have to win back investors hearts and minds, after they met her last announcement of weak earnings with a 13% drop in value.Research in MotionWhen DeathWatch premiered on June 1st, Research in Motion was an easy choice. Today, the company is still reeling from missed numbers and massive layoffs. Sure, RIM has a slate of new phones and a brand-new operating system it hopes will turn things around. The only problem? They’re still months from being ready to ship. Plus, it seems that even previously strong overseas markets may be weakening. Even with the Blackberry 10 operating system and shiny new hardware to run it, the best RIM can hope for is retaining existing customers while it eyes a sale.So there you have it. A comprehensive update on the first 13 ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch victims. Stay tuned in upcoming weeks for some interesting new twists in the DeathWatch! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#Deathwatch#web If there’s one thing the DeathWatch knows, it’s that all things must come to an end. So we’re pausing to review the fortunes of our first 13 unlucky inductees. The fates of some of them may surprise you.In reverse chronological order, here’s a look at the initial baker’s dozen and what they’ve been up to since joining the DeathWatch over the last three months (updated October 6, 2012). ZyngaIt’s only been a week since the casual gaming company hit the DeathWatch on August 27th, but Zynga shares have dropped again on news that Chief Creative Officer Mike Verdu was leaving his post, along with other high-profile execs. This kind of churn is probably inevitable among staffers looking for a quick upside, since most Zynga stock options will be underwater for some time, but it should eventually level off.On the upside, Zynga’s first Partners for Mobile game just shipped, and it’s completely different than any other Zynga title. Mobile gaming control options still kind of suck for first-person games, so the gameplay suffers, but that should get better over time. If Zynga can become the go-to software development platform for mobile gaming, it has a shot at reinventing the company and reversing its fortunes.Motorola MobilityIt’s official. Google is selling off Motorola’s Home Division. That’s good news for Google in the short term, but it could really hamstring plans for expansion into the market for TV set-top boxes.Despite the loss of potential toys, Motorola keeps on working with what’s available. New since August 20th, it looks like Motorola will be making a push with a new device line in September. The rumor mill seems pretty confident that the devices will include a Medfield-powered unit with rip-roaring specs, and marketing copy about “taking it to the edge” implies an edge-to-edge display. With a decent form factor and battery, the phone could put Moto back in contention for #4 in the handset market. But is #4 really good enough for the long term?Best BuyAfter Best Buy hired CEO Hubert Joly to reject the Schulze buyout and swing the axe of austerity, investor confidence plummeted and the dreaded stock downgrade arrived. Investor hopes (and the stock price) got a bit of a bounce as the Schulze buyout got another chance, but experts think it’s unlikely to go through. As the Wall Street Journal asked last week, the bigger question is Can Electronics Stores Survive?Electronic ArtsAfter laying off staff in its newly acquired PopCap unit, EA has readjusted its Free-to-Play focus, venturing away from Facebook and attempting to cast a broader, multi-device net. It’s a good and necessary goal, but we’ll have to see how well EA can execute. Meanwhile, Madden 13 has the footall franchise back on the map with excellent reviews and record sales. It seems EA has bought some more time to figure out its social strategy. It will need it, as the company’s overall challenges haven’t softened since August 6th. cormac foster Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Wait, Watch, & Wonder: A follow up to FDEI’s Dec. 7 Webinar

first_imgOn Dec. 7 the FDEI team along with Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak held our final webinar in our series on play entitled, “Beyond the Shape Sorter: Playful Interactions that Promote Strong Academic and Social-Emotional Skills.”  If you have not yet watched it, or would like to refresh your memory, you can find the recording and slides here.Kristie follows up this webinar with a brief audiocast addressing a question raised by a participant during the live event and covers a few key takeaways.Audio Playerhttps://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MFLNWebinar4FollowUp.m4a00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

State tackles dengue prevention on war footing in Kolhapur

first_imgMaharashtra is trying hard to prevent an outbreak of dengue in flood-affected Kolhapur, that had recorded a high number of cases last year. From home visits to continuous spraying of insecticides, the main focus is to destroy the tiniest of breeding spots, said health officials.Last year, Kolhapur had recorded 14 dengue deaths and 1991 cases. Of these, 497 cases were reported from rural areas and 1,494 from urban areas. This year so far, the region has recorded 665 cases and two deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease.“The main reason behind last year’s surge was intermittent rainfall. Also, the lack of proper solid waste management was a problem, which promoted breeding in odd objects lying around,” said entomologist, Dr. Mahendra Jagtap. He said the egg biology of the dengue-spreading female Aedes aegypti mosquito also makes the spread of the disease more challenging. “The eggs can remain for a year or more even without water. As soon as they come in contact with water, they take the form of larvae. This is extremely problematic,” said Dr. Jagtap. Destroying breeding spots completely is the best way to tackle the menace, he said.Teams of 20 members from Pune, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Nanded, Latur and Mumbai have been working extensively in Kolhapur and Sangli. “Activities like house-to-house inspection, contact tracing (checking for symptoms in people around a dengue-positive patient), fogging and spraying of insecticides is being undertaken on a daily basis. Rapid response teams have been formed at ward levels and many non-profit organisations have come to help,” he said.In Sangli too, several measures have been taken to avoid outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases. Last year, Sangli had recorded 87 dengue cases. This year, the region has recorded 61 cases so far. According to Dr. Jagtap, breeding was mostly found in water stored in containers.last_img read more

Which Oklahoma State Duos Would Make The Best Presidential Teams

first_imgIt’s election day which means we are definitely not going to talk about who we’re voting for. What we’re going to do instead is talk about our nominations if you could only vote for former Oklahoma State players, coaches, administrators and boosters in this election (what a world that would be).Here are our nominees (president/vice president).Justin Southwell: Mike Gundy/Todd MonkenThis duo wins. I would’ve liked to have seen Monken stay longer and develop his recruits in that style of offense.I added some cabinet members for fun.Attorney General: JW WalshSpeaker of the House: Larry ReeceSecretary of State: John W. SmithSecretary of Treasury: Brandon WeedenSecretary of Defense: Brad UnderwoodSecretary of Health: Rob GlassSecretary of Energy: T. Boone PickensSecretary of Education: Russell OkungCaleb Deck: Mike Gundy/Mike HolderShoutout to cousin-in-law Ryan Nash for brainstorm with me!Talk about a leader and the peoples’ president with Mike Gundy. Winner, represents the program and school well, great catchphrases, and tough (see “I’m a man!” rant).Mike Holder fits the VP spot well. He can negotiate the back door deals necessary to keep things going. I may not always agree with him or like his personality but he gets the job done and is as loyal as anyone.Here are some bonus cabinet positions.Secretary of State: Burns HargisSecretary of Interior: Joe Bob ClementsSecretary of Defense: Tony AllenAttorney General: Thayer Evans TBDSecretary of Treasury: T. Boone PickensSecretary of Agriculture: Big CountrySecretary of Labor: Brad UnderwoodPress Secretary: Doug GottliebSecretary of Health and Human Development: Rob GlassKyle Boone: Mike Gundy/Boone PickensI like Gundy as my president because he has earned the utmost respect within the community; he was raised in a good family, never says a word, and occasionally cracks jokes that appeal to the younger demographic like myself.His mullet is hard proof that he’s willing to take a joke way too far to embarrass his children, and that’s a quality I can most certainly respect.The most successful era of Oklahoma State football wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of mega-booster and oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens.If something were to happen to Gundy that he would not be able to continue his duties as president, T. Boone would get his chance to run the organization, which I’m not so sure he secretly wants a crack at from time to time anyway. Good luck with OU!Commit to four more years! #GoPokes #okstate #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/Fr2TZQSRLH— Cowboy FB Recruiting (@CowboyFB_Elite) November 8, 2016Kyle Porter: Les Miles/Mike GundyGet the band back together! It was so hard not to pick Gundy for at least one position (like everyone else). Can you imagine the joint press conferences?Reporter: Why are your jobs numbers in a freefall?Gundy: That’s in-ack-u-rut.Reporter: I have the data right here.Gundy: That ain’t true!Meanwhile President Les balancing the budget would be spectacular. Now if we can somehow make it look like time is going to run out and the government is going to shut down while we still have a monstrous deficit, that’s when I do my best work. [entire cabinet resigns]Plus, we know how he feels about national holidays. We would finally get Fantasy Football Draft Day, MLB Opening Day and the first weekend of CFB as national holidays.The television interviews would be even better. An insanely hoarse Les: One of these countries is a great country and the other is the best country in the world! [Gundy stares deeply into camera like Jim from The Office while wondering if tucked-in hoodies are allowed at the State of the Union].My gosh, I want this. Also, this could hang in the Oval Office.There is only one choice for president and vice president tomorrow. Make America tuck its shirts and jackets in again. pic.twitter.com/30MWM5HFb2— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 7, 2016Kyle Cox: Barry Sanders/Thurman ThomasProbably the best running back duo in college football history. Sanders may be the greatest running back ever but Thomas is the Cowboys’ all-time leading rusher.Both were inducted into both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames. The choice is simple. You can’t find a pair more deserving. Plus they just sound like a presidential duo. Sanders. Thomas. Sanders/Thomas.Make your voice heard and cast your vote for Sanders/Thomas.Let us know who you would vote for below. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Pokes No. 11 In Coaches Poll, OU Finishes No. 3

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State finished No. 11 in the final Coaches Poll of the season which is exactly where it finished in the final AP Poll. OU, on the other hand, moved up to No. 3 (!) in the final Coaches Poll while Washington and USC rounded out the top five. I think it’s pretty hilarious that OU finished ahead of Ohio State in both polls even though they finished with the same record.Here is the full Coaches Poll. The only difference between this and the AP Poll within the top 14 is OU and USC being flipped. It’s weird to think about either of them finishing as the No. 3 team in the nation because of the way they both started, but I suppose a case can be made for both.Speaking of USC, since 2007 here is their record compared to Oklahoma State’s.USC: 94-37Oklahoma State: 93-37That’s pretty amazing.The Cowboys just missed out on their second-ever top 10 finish in the Coaches Poll under Mike Gundy. It’s pretty easy, though, to see them as a top 10 team in the AP, Coaches and possibly even the exit polls at your local precinct come August 2017.last_img read more

Tyron Johnson Has Mike Gundy Sipping the Orange Kool-Aid

first_imgDEPTH CHARTPLAYERCLASS WR1JAMES WASHINGTONSENIOR Spring practice is rolling along and, in between snake-hunting tips, Mike Gundy was able to talk about maybe his biggest on-field addition for 2017 — former LSU wide receiver Tyron Johnson.“Tyron’s done good,” Mike Gundy said “He has done great for us. He has bought into the OSU culture, the Cowboy culture. He’s been really good.”Gundy knows the type of weapons he has returning at wide receiver to go along with Mason Rudolph and a budding star in Justice Hill. And Johnson just adds to that.“It’s early,” said Gundy “and my coach told me a long time ago to be careful about drinking the Kool-Aid too early, but to this point, he’s been pretty impressive in practice with some of the plays he’s made.”This isn’t the first sweat-inducing hype we’ve heard about Johnson from practice. Former OSU safety Jordan Sterns told us on the pod what jumped out to him about the LSU transfer (who he’s seen jump over people).“Man the first thing is his athleticism,” said Sterns. “Just how athletic he is. I haven’t seen too many things like it since I’ve been on the team. Obviously James Washington is a freak. Jalen McCleskey is a freak, but Tyron is his own player. Like I said, he has swag to him, obviously [being] from that New Orleans area and just brings that to the offense. He’s gonna have that, bring that x-factor. Guys aren’t going to know too much about him coming into next [year], you know, other teams.”Our man, Hayden Barber was at practice on Wednesday and gave a report on the offense. Here’s what he noted on Johnson.Johnson has a big, tall frame. Looks like an NFL receiver already, no wonder he was a 5-star recruit. He looks like Marcell Ateman but a couple inches shorter. Also, he has more tattoos than I can begin to count.Hayden also reported that he was getting some of the first reps on the right side in place of James Washington who is still apparently nursing that gross finger dislocation from the Alamo Bowl.Whether or not Johnson gets the nod to start, he seems to have cemented his spot in the rotation. OSU may even be going four-wide to get him into the starting lineup.Take a look at this list of the targets Mason Rudolph will get to choose from this fall. WR2TYLAN WALLACEFRESHMAN WR1MARCELL ATEMANRS SENIOR WR2CHRIS LACYRS SENIOR OTHEROBI OBIALOSOPHOMORE WR3TYRELL ALEXANDERRS FRESHMAN WR1JALEN MCCLESKEYJUNIOR WR3DILLON STONERSOPHOMORE WR3LC GREENWOODFRESHMAN WR2TYRON JOHNSONRS SOPHOMORE While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Big 12 Media Days Schedule Announced

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. On Thursday, the Big 12 released the schedule for this year’s conference media days. The event will take place July 17-18 in Frisco, Texas.Festivities kick off on Monday with Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas Tech. Oklahoma State will be featured on Tuesday, along with Texas, Baylor, Kansas State and West Virginia.That’s a good group of coaches for Mike Gundy to headline. We’ll get our first look at Tom Herman and Matt Rhule representing their respective schools. Bill Snyder is the elder statesman and should be his normal subdued self. And Dana will be Dana. I wrote about Gundy winning the room and I think he wins this one, even with a charismatic newcomer in Tom Herman.AdChoices广告Along with Gundy, Oklahoma State will be represented by Mason Rudolph, James Washington, Chad Whitener and punter/faux-Heisman dark horse Zach Sinor. This group features three returners from last year. Zach Sinor replaces Jordan Sterns who made the trip in 2016.Check out the full schedule and list of representatives below.Almost time for #Big12FB Media Days! ?? July 17-18 pic.twitter.com/bzmM3dAJTJ— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) July 6, 2017last_img read more

Southwell: Ranking My Top Five Uniform Combinations from 2016

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Admittedly, my system for grading uniforms from last year was a little off in its inaugural season. For example, I graded OSU’s Week 1 uniform combo much lower than it should have been because I wanted to leave room for improvement rather than saying everything was 100 percent amazing all the time. Honestly, I love just about every uniform combination that the equipment staff puts together, so it can be difficult to grade them accurately with such high scrutiny. What’s not to like besides “tiny Pete” on an orange helmet?With that being said, here are my top five uniform combinations from last season.5. Central Michigan: Black (Phantom Pete)/Black/Gray[USATSI]AdChoices广告Although OSU barely lost won this game against a team that probably drank Michael’s Secret Stuff, I thought this uniform combo was incredible.The chrome stripe and chrome facemask was added to the Phantom Pete helmet last season and was featured in a home game against TCU. It looked awesome in that game, but I think it looks even better with the new threads.I love the idea of wearing gray with Phantom Pete at home. The gray pants look the best with the black jersey, so I was glad to see the gray make an appearance rather than rolling out another all-black combo. It looked even better with the gray socks, which I believe was a first for the Pokes. Some of the players even wore cleats with chrome spikes for some added flash.4. Texas: Black (Badge)/Black/Black[USATSI]Football is a game of inches, and this concept arguably flows into comparing/rating uniforms. Why would this all-black combo rate so much higher in comparison to the all-black with the Barbed Wire helmet? You’ll notice there isn’t a combo with Barbed Wire that made my top five, but I’m not going to knock that helmet at all. I especially like the Barbed Wire helmet when paired with the black facemask, but it’s just a little too busy overall.The Black Badge helmet worn against Texas is about as flashy as a helmet needs to be. It’s one of the sharpest helmets in OSU’s arsenal, but it was surprisingly only worn once compared to Chrome Pete and Barbed Wire, each worn three times.The other factors that pushed this combo up on the list were the badge logo on the palms of the gloves as well as the reflective outlines of the numbers, which could be seen in the tunnel before the Cowboys took the field.3. SE Louisiana: White (Brand)/Orange/White[USATSI]White – Orange – White used to be the home combo. I understand when others say it can look too plain at times. However, with the addition of a new badge helmet and a new brand helmet, W/O/W is a combo I look forward to seeing now. The combo does not look as basic as it did in the past since OSU has added black accents in the jersey and the helmets.This classic combo is the foundation of Oklahoma State’s uniforms, and it got the upgrade it really needed to give it that WOW factor (pun intended). I’ve noticed that other schools like Oregon and TCU receive praise when they wear their home version of white helmets and white pants combos. Just because it was a classic look for the Cowboys doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. It’s so much better than what Penn State and Nebraska are putting out.As far as ranking this combo over its counterpart with the badge, I just think the brand is a more powerful image for the Cowboys. The amount of orange in the helmet balances out the uniform combo particularly well as a whole. The badge is growing on me, though. I have a combo utilizing the badge helmet ahead of this particular combo, but if I had to choose between badge or brand, I’ll ride with the brand.2.TCU: White (Badge)/White/Black[USATSI]I don’t know if this will end up as my overall favorite road combo for the new threads, but it is my favorite one so far. If the Pokes are not rocking a monochrome look, I am a big fan of matching the pants to the number color of the jersey. They did exactly that in more than half of the games this past season.This combo got the nod over the road looks against Kansas State, OU, and Washington because the White Badge helmet worked better with the white jersey and black pants than did the Orange Chrome or Barbed Wire helmets. The White Badge helmet has a perfect balance of white, black, and orange in relation to the rest of the combination.1. West Virginia: Black (Throwback Brand)/Orange/White[USATSI]If you’ve been a reader of the blog for a couple of years now, you know my deep appreciation for the throwback socks. I would listen to a podcast dedicated to talking about these socks if such a thing existed.Hats off to the equipment staff for finding a throwback helmet that works extremely well with these modern uniforms. I think this helmet works especially well with the new threads because the jerseys have the black accents in the collar and sleeves that are needed to tie everything together, whereas it might not have looked as good in previous years. This look was so good that the tri-color combo haters had to admit that it was elite.The helmet had some amazing details including a white chinstrap to complement the white brand logo, the throwback “OKLA. STATE” across the back bumper, and the football decals. Even though the helmet lacked the orange power that fans love, it was arguably the most powerful helmet the Cowboys have worn because of the tribute to the lives lost in plane crashes and the Homecoming crash from 2015.I love that the throwback helmet is becoming an annual tradition for homecoming games. Even though we haven’t seen a complete throwback uniform, we have gotten to see some great concepts combining old and new. It would be amazing to see a throwback helmet for a road game or two just to get a little more use out of them.last_img read more