CORVALLIS, OR – SEPTEMBER 09: A general view the satdium during the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)Hope springs eternal around the country as college football season is about to open. Fans can dream about big things for their favorite programs.Well, most fans can at least. Like every other year, there are going to be some really bad college football teams in 2019.In a piece for Sporting News, longtime handicapper and college football analyst Danny Sheridan tried his hand at naming the 16 worst Power 5 college football programs heading into the 2019 season.Every conference is well-represented on the list, which can be seen here. As for Sheridan’s “top” five, they are as follows. Oregon StateRutgersKansasLouisvilleColoradoHere’s what he had to say about Oregon State, which is coming off a 2-10 season and hasn’t had a winning record since 2013.“Will the woman who left her kids at Reser Stadium please come to the field to pick them up? They’re beating Oregon State 14-0 at halftime! When former Beavers quarterback Jonathan Smith returned to coach the team, it left alumni and students with a warm fuzzy feeling. After all, it was Smith that led the school to its greatest season in 2000, finishing fourth in the nation. Smith was confident he could turn the program around. And like going to Taco Bell at midnight, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Smith will keep Jake Luton at quarterback, who has somehow managed to finagle a sixth year of eligibility out of the NCAA.”If there is some consolation to be had for any of the programs on this list, it’s that teams sometimes surprise the experts and overachieve.At least a couple of these schools will prove the naysayers wrong by finagling six wins and bowl eligibility in 2019.
“A decade on, the message remains that impunity will not be tolerated,” said Mr. Ban in a statement issued by his spokesperson earlier today, which underscored the Organization’s commitment to supporting the work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, with the continued support and cooperation of the Lebanese Government.The statement went on to reiterate the long standing commitment of the UN to the people of Lebanon on this occasion. “As Lebanon faces renewed challenges, the United Nations continues to work with the Government…alongside all Lebanese partners, to support the country in its efforts to strengthen stability and security, in line with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”The Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which officially began its work in 2009, is mandated to hold trials for those accused of carrying out the 14 February 2005 bombing near the St. George Hotel in downtown Beirut that killed 23 people, including Mr. Hariri, and injured many others. The blast was so powerful that it left a crater at least 10-metres wide and two metres deep on the street, according to the Tribunal. Following a series of other killings and bombings in Lebanon, the Lebanese Government requested that the UN create a tribunal of “international character.” The UN Security Council acknowledged the request on 15 December 2005 in its resolution 1644.The UN and the Lebanese Government signed an agreement for the Special Tribunal on 23 January 2007 and the court opened on 1 March 2009 in Leidchendam, near The Hague, the Netherlands. The also court has offices in Beirut and operates as an independent judicial organization, not a UN court.