Armed Forces Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Navy Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

first_imgThe Armed Forces Bowl logo.Twitter/@ArmedForcesBowlLooking for a Louisiana Tech vs. Navy preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the matchup.Friday, Dec. 23, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the Navy Midshipmen. The game, to be played at Amon G. Carter Stadium, is slated for a 4:30 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Louisiana Tech vs. Navy preview.According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Louisiana Tech wins the matchup between the two teams 52.7% of the time. The spread also favors the Bulldogs.Spread: Louisiana Tech -7Game Time: 4:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNLouisiana Tech vs. Navy preview:The middle of the season saw plenty of success for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. The team racked up seven straight wins after opening the season with a 1-3 record. At 8-3, the Bulldogs looked like they were headed for a very successful season, yet they lost their last two games of the season to slide to 8-5. Now they face Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl.Navy also lost its last two games of the season after putting together a very successful 2016 campaign. The Midshipmen pulled off a few very impressive victories this season, such as the win over Houston, and a 44-point win over SMU. However, Navy also mixed in a few suspect results, such as a 14-point loss to Air Force and a surprising loss to Army.The Midshipmen and Bulldogs have played two times in history, with Navy winning both contests. The last game between these two programs was played in 2010.Louisiana Tech vs. Navy prediction:Both Louisiana Tech and Navy boast high-powered offenses. The Bulldogs feature a pro-style approach that could cause problems for the Midshipmen.However, after losing its last two contests, Navy will look to rebound with a solid win. It will do just that.Navy 42, Louisiana Tech 31,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Louisiana Tech wins the matchup between the two teams 52.7% of the time. The spread also favors the Bulldogs.Spread: Louisiana Tech -7Game Time: 4:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNLouisiana Tech vs. Navy preview:The middle of the season saw plenty of success for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. The team racked up seven straight wins after opening the season with a 1-3 record. At 8-3, the Bulldogs looked like they were headed for a very successful season, yet they lost their last two games of the season to slide to 8-5. Now they face Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl.Navy also lost its last two games of the season after putting together a very successful 2016 campaign. The Midshipmen pulled off a few very impressive victories this season, such as the win over Houston, and a 44-point win over SMU. However, Navy also mixed in a few suspect results, such as a 14-point loss to Air Force and a surprising loss to Army.The Midshipmen and Bulldogs have played two times in history, with Navy winning both contests. The last game between these two programs was played in 2010.Louisiana Tech vs. Navy prediction:Both Louisiana Tech and Navy boast high-powered offenses. The Bulldogs feature a pro-style approach that could cause problems for the Midshipmen.However, after losing its last two contests, Navy will look to rebound with a solid win. It will do just that.,According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Louisiana Tech wins the matchup between the two teams 52.7% of the time. The spread also favors the Bulldogs.Spread: Louisiana Tech -7Game Time: 4:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNLouisiana Tech vs. Navy preview:The middle of the season saw plenty of success for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. The team racked up seven straight wins after opening the season with a 1-3 record. At 8-3, the Bulldogs looked like they were headed for a very successful season, yet they lost their last two games of the season to slide to 8-5. Now they face Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl.,Navy also lost its last two games of the season after putting together a very successful 2016 campaign. The Midshipmen pulled off a few very impressive victories this season, such as the win over Houston, and a 44-point win over SMU. However, Navy also mixed in a few suspect results, such as a 14-point loss to Air Force and a surprising loss to Army.The Midshipmen and Bulldogs have played two times in history, with Navy winning both contests. The last game between these two programs was played in 2010.Louisiana Tech vs. Navy prediction:Both Louisiana Tech and Navy boast high-powered offenses. The Bulldogs feature a pro-style approach that could cause problems for the Midshipmen.However, after losing its last two contests, Navy will look to rebound with a solid win. It will do just that.,Navy 42, Louisiana Tech 31,Navy 42, Louisiana Tech 31last_img read more

Choir program launched by Brock prof making music accessible to kids

They range in age, gender, location and socio-economic status, but when the 35 youths making up Tomorrow’s Voices step onto stage, they’re all the same.When Brock University Associate Professor of Marketing Todd Green launched Choir Nation last year, he wanted the for-profit enterprise to have a social component.The answer was Tomorrow’s Voices, a choir composed of 35 kids between seven and 17 who have been recruited from Niagara groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Care and the DSBN Academy.Tomorrow’s Voices aims to open the doors to music and choir to all kids — regardless of what social issues they might be dealing with.“I think music for young people is really important for development and bringing kids from different backgrounds and age ranges together,” said Green. “The idea is to move away from the adage that kids should be seen and not heard. Our slogan is kids should be heard.”There’s no cost to take part, and there were no auditions. If kids wanted to be part of the program, they were in.Kassandra Britt says going to choir is one of the highlights of her 13-year-old daughter’s week.“She can’t wait to see her friends and sing new songs,” Britt says. “The choir helps her forget about everything she’s going through and allows her to just have fun.”Green said that the program has received significant support from Brock’s Department of Dramatic Arts, as well as from TD Bank, which has donated nearly $5,000 to help fund the program.The reception from the music community has been overwhelmingly positive.Canadian singer-songwriter Royal Wood is an ambassador for the program and will be part of the first Tomorrow’s Voices public performance taking place Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $15 with all proceeds going back to fund the program. Katey Gatta, a local Niagara musician and former Brock student, will also perform.After that, Tomorrow’s Voices will sing with Serena Ryder during the Juno award winner’s show on Dec. 14 in Burlington, and the group will sing the national anthem at a Toronto Marlies game in January.In addition to helping the kids learn more about music, Green said the choir program will also help with Brock-led research on the impact being part of Tomorrow’s Voices has on the participants’ emotions and self-esteem. read more