Long Beach State vs. UCLA odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Nov. 30 predictions from proven model

The Long Beach State 49ers will take on the No. 22 UCLA Bruins at 9:30 p.m. ET on Monday at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA is 1-1 on the season, while Long Beach State is set to make its season debut on Monday night. The Bruins have dominated the 49ers over the years, winning each of the last nine meetings against Long Beach State. 

The Bruins are favored by 17.5-points in the latest UCLA vs. Long Beach State odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 142.5. Before entering any Long Beach State vs. UCLA picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on UCLA vs. Long Beach State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for UCLA vs. Long Beach State:

  • UCLA vs. Long Beach State spread: UCLA -17.5
  • UCLA vs. Long Beach State over-under: 142.5 points
  • UCLA vs. Long Beach State money line: UCLA -2800, Long Beach State +1200

What you need to know about UCLA

The Bruins were 19-12 last season and are coming off of a 107-98 win against the Pepperdine Waves this past Friday. It may have taken overtime, but UCLA eventually got the job done against Pepperdine. The Bruins were led by guard Chris Smith, who finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Smith is averaging 18.0 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists per game through his first two outings of the season. 

UCLA will enter Monday’s matchup confident it can secure a big win. That’s because the Bruins are 7-0 in their last seven home games. In addition, UCLA is 6-3 against the spread in its last nine games against an opponent from the Big West conference. 

What you need to know about Long Beach State

Long Beach State struggled last year, ending up 11-21. However, the 49ers bring back a lot of talent this year, including the dynamic duo of Chance Hunter and Michael Carter III. 

Hunter finished the 2019-20 season averaging 13.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Smith was also lethal from behind the arc last season, knocking down over 41 percent of his three-point attempts. Carter, meanwhile, averaged over 12 points per game last season and made 81.2 percent of his shots from the charity stripe. 

How to make UCLA vs. Long Beach State picks

The model has simulated UCLA vs. Long Beach State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the

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Recap of University Senate’s Nov. 16 meeting

Here is a recap of the University Senate’s meeting on Nov. 16. Minutes from the meeting will be posted on the Senate website closer to the next Senate meeting on Jan. 25.

Chair remarks. In her remarks, Deborah Nichols, chair of the University Senate, thanked senators for their work during the fall semester and addressed the results of the fourth survey distributed to Purdue faculty and staff regarding the spring semester.

President’s remarks. President Daniels gave an update on COVID-19 cases both within and outside the Purdue community and how measures by Protect Purdue are continuing to be implemented – such as the option for pre-departure testing before students travel home for Thanksgiving as well as mandatory return to campus testing in January. Daniels also addressed areas of improvement and focus for the Spring 2021 semester, such as more in-person student support and online learning resources.  

Steering Committee nomination. Senators approved the following nominee for the Steering Committee and proposed term of service: Julie Liu, associate professor of chemical engineering and associate professor of biomedical engineering (by courtesy), one semester.

Grade Appeals Committee student nominations. Senators approved the following student nominees for the Grade Appeals Committee and proposed terms of service: Kiara Light, Purdue Student Government, one year; Lana Grishin, Purdue Student Government, one year.

Reapportionment of the 2021-22 University Senate. The University Senate Steering Committee presented for a vote the number of senators each faculty unit may propose for the 2021-22 University Senate according to each unit’s number of voting faculty. Rationale for the apportionment is available in Senate Document 20-23. Senators passed the proposal.

Commitment to increasing representation of women and maintaining a safe work environment in the Senate. Audrey Ruple, chair of the Equity and Diversity Committee, proposed for discussion and vote a recommitment to University Policy III.C.2 as it concerns representation and support of women in the Senate. The proposal recommends that “overt and explicit” measures be taken to increase the number of women holding Senate positions, including recruitment efforts within faculty units and amendments to the Senate’s bylaws allowing nontraditional channels to Senate eligibility. The proposal also recommends amending the Senate’s bylaws to outline a standardized process for safely reporting, inquiring about and resolving complaints of harassment or discrimination, as well as a statement that those found to have performed in a way incompatible with University Policy III.C.2 shall be censured or expelled from the Senate. Senators voted to suspend the rules so they could vote on the resolution after a discussion. Senators passed the resolution. The full proposal is available in Senate Document 20-24.

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 global pandemic on faculty. Audrey Ruple, chair of the Equity and Diversity Committee, proposed for discussion and vote that the University adopt inclusive and compassionate policies to support faculty whose work has been affected by the global pandemic. The proposal outlines a number of potential actions, including a reduction of service loads, formal recognition of emotional and other “invisible” forms of labor and increased freedom

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Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence sidelined with COVID infection; will miss Boston College game, uncertain for Notre Dame on Nov. 7

Trevor Lawrence

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)AP

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers’ biggest game of the regular season.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that Lawrence is in isolation with mild symptoms. Swinney said Lawrence would miss Clemson’s game Saturday against Boston College. The Tigers are scheduled to play No. 4 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, on Nov. 7.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a minimum of 10 days.

The junior from Georgia is a leading contender for the Heisman Trophy and potentially the top overall pick in next year’s NFL draft. He led the Tigers (6-0) to a national championship as a freshman and back to the College Football playoff championship game last season. Clemson’s loss to LSU in the title game was the first — and still only — game the Tigers have lost in Lawrence’s 32 career starts.

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NASA and SpaceX targeting Nov. 14 for next crewed launch to ISS

SpaceX expressed confidence an engine issue that delayed the launch was fixed.

The NASA SpaceX Crew-1 mission is currently scheduled to launch on Nov. 14, after a slight delay to assess an issue with the Falcon 9 rocket’s engine. In a news conference Wednesday, NASA and SpaceX leaders expressed confidence that the issue had been resolved.

The next mission comes on the heels of the successful launch and return of NASA-SpaceX astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken this summer with the Demo-2 mission that made history by bringing launch capabilities back to U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

The next batch of NASA-SpaceX astronauts includes a Space Force colonel, a Black pilot leaving Earth for the first time, a woman who has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space and a Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut.

The crew is comprised of NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker as well as JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

Hopkins, the commander of the mission, has spent 166 days in space and completed multiple space walks. The Missouri native formerly worked as a flight test engineer with the Air Force prior to joining NASA.

This will be the first spaceflight for Glover, the pilot and second-in-command for the mission. A native of California, Glover was selected as an astronaut in 2013 and is a former Naval aviator.

Walker is the team’s mission specialist. She is an ISS veteran, having spent 161 days aboard the orbiting laboratory in 2010 conducting numerous experiments.

Noguchi, also a mission specialist for the crew, is the first international NASA-SpaceX crew member. Noguchi has been on two spaceflights and made history as the first Japanese astronaut to perform a spacewalk outside the ISS in 2005.

The crew is slated to stay aboard the ISS for six months and conduct science experiments and help with maintenance on the multibillion dollar orbiting laboratory.

“I know that the science community is looking forward to having all those arms and legs on orbit to be able to help them be able to accomplish their goals for this increment,” Kathy Lueders, NASA’s associate administrator and human exploration and operations mission directorate, said at a news conference Wednesday.

The crew is currently in a “soft quarantine” with their families before heading into a more stringent

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SpaceX now targeting Nov. 14 for next astronaut launch

SpaceX is gearing up for another historic astronaut launch next month. 

The private spaceflight company is planning to send four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Nov. 14, the agency announced Monday (Oct. 26). Called Crew-1, the mission will be the first operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut taxi and the second Crew Dragon mission to carry passengers on board. It is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:49 p.m. EST (0049 GMT on Nov. 15).

Riding the Dragon will be NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, who will spend about six months at the orbiting laboratory before returning to Earth. The first Crew Dragon passengers were NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who spent 62 days at the International Space Station as part of the Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission earlier this year. 

In photos: SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 test flight with astronauts

Crew-1, which was originally slated to launch Aug. 30, has faced numerous delays in getting off the ground. NASA pushed the mission to late September, then to Oct. 23, then to Oct. 31 and finally to early to mid-November, citing logistical and technical issues. The newly announced target date firms up that latter timeline.

The most recent delay was intended to provide “additional time for SpaceX to complete hardware testing and data reviews as the company evaluates off-nominal behavior of Falcon 9 first stage engine gas generators observed during a recent non-NASA mission launch attempt,” NASA officials said in a blog post, possibly referring to SpaceX’s aborted launch of a GPS satellite on Oct. 2.

Meanwhile, SpaceX isn’t the only company working on launching astronauts into space for NASA. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, which failed to reach the International Space Station during its debut test flight last year, is expected to launch a second uncrewed demonstration mission in January 2021, with its first crewed flight to follow next summer. 

SpaceX’s Crew-1 Crew Dragon space capsule is seen nearly complete at the company’s Hawthorne, California facility.  (Image credit: NASA/SpaceX)

If all goes according to plan, the Crew-1 astronauts will safely dock with the International Space Station after a 19-hour flight. There they will join NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov as members of the Expedition 64 crew. 

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OU College Democrats call for cancellation of Nov. 5 event featuring Ann Coulter | State and Regional News

More absentee ballot guidance

Have you heard about “naked” ballots after a viral video? Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Gwen Freeman said to worry more about completing the affidavit properly than “clothing” your ballots.

“We will most certainly accept ballots that are in the envelope unsealed. It happens frequently. We will even accept ballots that are not enclosed in the white secrecy envelope,” she said in an email to Tulsa World.

“Sometimes people lose the envelope or forget to enclose the ballot in the envelope. These ballots are accepted and counted as long as the affidavit is properly executed.”

The deadline to request a ballot is officially Oct. 27, but waiting that long can put an unnecessary burden on an already-strained U.S. Postal Service. Not to mention probably making local election board officials work a 16-hour day at the deadline to ensure voters will receive their absentee ballots with enough time to complete and mail them back.

The postmark date doesn’t matter: Your absentee ballot has to be at the county election board by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. Some have recommended returning ballots by Oct. 28 to ensure they’ll be processed and received on time.

Read more: Tulsa County Election Board works through historic absentee voting surge ahead of general election

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