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first_img Read Full Story Harvard School of Public Health experts Leonard Marcus and Ashish Jha commented on the new bill passed by Massachusetts lawmakers on July 31, 2012 aimed at controlling health care spending in the Commonwealth, in a Boston Globe story published the following day. Gov. Deval Patrick has said that he will sign the bill, which includes among its cost-control strategies payment system reform of the state-employee and Medicaid health care programs, and greater transparency for consumers about such factors as costs of tests and procedures.Marcus, lecturer on public health practice and director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at HSPH, noted that the bill brings together methods that have previously been tried. He questioned whether consumers, who may equate higher costs with higher quality, would base decisions such as picking a doctor based on the new information.The evidence suggests that consumers will not change their behavior said Jha, associate professor of health policy. But the bill’s multipronged approach to tackling cost control is a good one, he said.last_img read more

first_img Putting a crown on OMNIVAX ‘Robust protection’ Chan School’s Michael Mina urges federal regulatory approval, widespread use Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says Without trust, however, even those within the selected demographics may not universally embrace a vaccine. Bloom and his co-authors said a major information campaign may be needed that enlists both those who have retained the public’s confidence, such as doctors, nurses and pharmacists, and the private sector, whose expertise at communications and advertising far outstrips that of public health experts. They harkened to the one mounted by the March of Dimes, a nonprofit begun in the late 1930s that supported research that led to the introduction of the Salk polio vaccine in 1955.“High uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among prioritized groups should also not be assumed,” Bloom and co-authors wrote. “Many people in these groups will want to be vaccinated, but their willingness will be affected by what is said, the way it is said, and who says it in the months to come.” The vaccine technology could be used in vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and beyond center_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Related COVID-weary Americans hanging on to the hope for a vaccine by year’s end and a quick return to pre-pandemic normality should get used to the idea that it could take some time before enough Americans are immunized, for a number of reasons, including skepticism over the treatment.“The most important ingredient in all vaccines is trust,” said Barry Bloom, the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Without trust a vaccine doesn’t do much good in the world.”Bloom, with co-authors Glen Nowak of the University of Georgia and Walter Orenstein of Emory University’s School of Medicine, wrote a recent “Perspective” article in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for a major effort to build public trust in an eventual vaccine. The three say that the gap between the 50 percent of Americans who’ve said they’d accept a COVID-19 vaccine and the 60 to 70 percent believed needed to reach the threshold for “herd immunity” — at which enough people are immune that transmission is interrupted — “will take substantial resources and active, bipartisan political support to achieve the uptake levels needed.” The estimated shortfall amounts to about 33 to 66 million Americans.Bloom, former dean of the Harvard Chan School, said in remarks to the media on Monday that misinformation distributed through social media and recent public tussles over the effectiveness of COVID treatments like hydroxychloroquine (which was granted emergency-use authorization, later revoked) have undermined public trust that vaccine candidates will be rigorously studied and widely administered only when determined safe and effective, without regard to political, economic, or other concerns.,Bloom has said that the challenge of manufacturing and distributing the estimated 200 million doses needed around the country is a tall one and that it would likely take months — possibly many months — to be completed and years for it to be available in some of the world’s poorest nations. Even then, he said this week, those generally skeptical of vaccines and those who have grown skeptical about this one have the potential to prevent even a widely available vaccine from interrupting transmission in the population.In a Facebook Live event sponsored by The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on Tuesday, Bloom complimented the vaccine effort so far, praising companies that have developed one and launched clinical trials in just months — a process that had previously taken years. He said that the recent suspension of the AstraZeneca trial due to illness of one of the subjects was not an indication of failure but a sign that the clinical trial process and its attendant safety features were working as designed. The trial has since been resumed in the U.K. after regulators there determined it was safe to do so.Bloom said it is likely that one of the vaccine candidates now in Phase 3 trials will have positive results in the months to come, and that it is possible that those results will be known by November, as President Trump has claimed. But Bloom cautioned that the trials have to be allowed to run until researchers can draw statistically meaningful conclusions. That is dependent not on the calendar, he said, but on the number of participants exposed to COVID-19 and the outcomes of their infection. Such trials typically involve tens of thousands of subjects.“It’s the data, not the date,” Bloom said.Once a vaccine is approved, Bloom and his NEJM co-authors wrote, distribution will be affected by which strategy is pursued. One focusing on limiting illness and death may target health care workers, nursing home residents, prison inmates, and others at highest risk. But that strategy, they pointed out, may not be the most effective at halting communitywide transmission. Such a plan would likely target essential workers, young people, and others who are responsible for most transmissions.[Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a Senate hearing Wednesday that the treatments would be given first to those most vulnerable. And he predicted that most Americans won’t have access to any vaccine until late spring or summer of next year at the earliest, according to The Washington Post.] COVID-19 vaccine candidate at Beth Israel prevents severe clinical disease in animals last_img read more

first_imgVCE partnered up with Presidio and Cisco at the Jets House in New York City during Super Bowl week. Jets House is the New York Jets official hospitality venue where season ticket holders, team partners and guests gather to experience all of the week’s excitement. Throughout the five-day experience, current and former Jets players, coaches and cheerleaders participated in meet-and-greet sessions with guests. Each day there were different programming and interactive guest opportunities such as Q&A sessions, cooking demonstrations, and Chalk Talks.In conjunction with the Jets House event, VCE, along with ecosystem partners Cisco and Presidio, hosted two days of executive briefings and client panel discussions that included sessions on IT as a service, mobility and security, and capacity on demand.IT leaders presented to a group of their industry peers across multiple verticals, which sparked an interactive dialog between the audience and the VCE customers. The most common questions were around how these IT leaders were able to shift their day-to-day tasks from infrastructure concerns to delivering business demands.The two sessions provided several unique insights:Tangible benefits of getting the first Vblock SystemOrganizational impacts of Vblock SystemsVelocity towards multiple Vblock SystemsShifting from IaaS to platform as a service (PaaS) to software as a service (SaaS) to IT as a service (ITaaS)Tangible benefits of getting the first Vblock SystemThe CIOs listed VCE’s speedy service delivery as the first benefit to visibly impact their organizations. The word “faster” echoed throughout the discussions. Of course, the speed to value is apparent, but even greater value came from longer-term deployment. With VCE, the CIOs are able to meet the increased expectations and demands from different departments again and again.By assessing the system as a whole, there is less time wasted on isolated concerns of compute, network, storage and management. Indeed, IT leaders were able to shift from infrastructure centric to more workplace centric views. Over time, the leaders realized that a vibrant and stable service catalog, relying on a true converged infrastructure with lifecycle assurance, is the key to unlocking even faster time to value than ever before. In short, standardization on Vblock Systems empowers teams to focus more on what matters – business needs – and less on IT for the sake of IT.Organizational impacts of Vblock SystemsInterestingly, the organizational impact of Vblock Systems takes place over different timelines. If an IT department was radically siloed, then the organizational impact will be greater than a system-oriented environment. This sparks the classic debate among the network team, the compute or virtualization team, the storage team, and even the security and compliance teams. Combining these teams yields greater operational awareness, which is only possible with a system view of how services are delivered. Further, it is a system view that provides assurances to security compliance teams not available in the old silo views.The standardization on Vblock Systems unlocks the capabilities within organizations to expand from only providing management tools to exploring deeper levels of automation and ultimately a complete orchestration alignment to meet business needs. So, while the workshops presented two different journeys of varying silo-oriented history it was apparent that the outcomes aligned to more streamlined operations than the silos ever afforded.Velocity toward multiple Vblock SystemsAs organizations continue to consume services that reside on Vblock Systems, lines of business begin to equate speed and the repeatable outcomes with the “new IT.”  Previously, these lines of business might have attempted to outsource their own IT, and then foist that solution upon internal IT teams to support. Now, in the wake of adopting Vblock Systems, these same application owners seek out the IT teams to understand how they can achieve tenancy goals from development to test to QA to production in a single conversation – all centered around a single IT relationship.For the first time in many organizations, the IT conversation is internal to the private cloud as a viable option, whereas prior views might mandate looking outside to so-called public clouds more often than not. Additionally, many CIOs found that standardizing their organization’s intellectual property on multiple Vblock Systems within their own data centers was more cost-effective than public clouds.Shifting from IaaS to PaaS to SaaS to ITaaSPerhaps the most exciting part of the discussions were centered around shifts to leverage new consumption models and going higher in the value stack for business. This was realized by working closely with Presidio to take advantage of an on-demand capability on Vblock Systems, which allowed customers to quickly expand the infrastructure to meet new business goals.In fact, this moved discussions along from IaaS to presenting platforms to developers (PaaS) as well as managing full stacks for lines of business (SaaS) and handling quick assimilation of mergers and acquisitions to seasonable IT needs (ITaaS). It was clear that Presidio had tapped into a need and delivered a commensurate solution for the IT leader. Finally, VCE’s on demand financial and technology models allow for use of Vblock Systems on an event or seasonal basis as OPEX (rather than CAPEX), which helps enterprises quickly address new business needs.last_img read more

first_imgMGN ImageLITTLE VALLEY – Three new COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Cattaraugus County on Thursday, bringing the county’s death toll to 50.The Cattaraugus County Health Department says an 80-year-old man, 57-year-old man and 90-year-old man all developed respiratory failure and were unable to overcome their illnesses.There have been 23 COVID-19 related deaths reported in the county in December.Health officials also reported 79 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county’s total to 2,565 with 504 active. The county’s seven-day average infection rate is up to 9.9 percent; with 46 hospitalizations.Of the total cases, 2,011 have recovered. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York More than 150,000 college students on Long Island who received federal Pell Grants last year risk partly losing that tuition funding next year if a Congressional proposal is approved, a new report has found.Suffolk County lawmakers Tuesday released the 10-page report summarizing earlier public hearings after U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Okla.) in March proposed freezing Pell Grants for 10 years at a maximum of $5,775 per student annually, sparking backlash from students, educators and Democrats.“If I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t be here today,” said Gina Beechay, a 26-year-old Stony Brook University student who was able to enroll only after acquiring a Pell Grant. “I wouldn’t be on the path to be a dentist.”The proposed Pell Grant freeze, which is estimated to cut $90 billion from the program, is just one of countless proposed savings and expenditures up for debate amid federal budget negotiations before the Oct. 10 deadline. Of every 100 Pell Grant recipients nationwide, at least one is on LI. Created in 1972, Pell Grants are college financial aid that does not need to be paid back by qualifying low-income students.“Pell Grants are not just handouts,” said Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, (D-Amityville), who plans to challenge Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) next year. “We are a nation of opportunity, and we shouldn’t be closing doors.”Economists and educators say the national investment in college students is worth the reward of having a better-paid skilled workforce and educated citizenry.“Through education comes economic empowerment,” said Shaun McKay, president of Suffolk County Community College, who warned that making it more difficult for students to go to college could mean that the future workforce loses its competitiveness.John Rizzo, chief economist of the Long Island Association, cited a 2012 Department of Treasury study showing that 70 percent of people without a college degree will remain in the same or fall into a lower economic station that that of their parents, while 55 percent of people with a college degree will perform better economically than their parents.“There’s this disconnect between rising educational costs and limited ability for families to pay for these costs,” Rizzo said, noting that the increased cost to attend college has forced more students take on loans.Fewer students being able to afford college also could impact the local economy beyond just college students.“If fewer students go to college, then we don’t need to employ 38,000 people; we need to employ fewer than that, and we’ll need less than $4 billion worth of construction,” said Tim Bishop, a former Democratic congressman and ex-Southampton College provost. “The ripple effect is going to not just deal with individual aspirations of students. It’s one that’s going to impact day-to-day life on Long Island in terms of the economic vitality of our region.”And for many students, Pell Grants ultimately help them achieve their goals, regardless of their background.“It wasn’t just for me,” said Abraham Eun Im, the 2015 valedictorian of the Farmingdale State College, who graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Science. For the future airman, the Pell Grant allowed him to obtain the resources and education he could have only imagined having. He said: “I wanted my mother’s American dream realized.”last_img read more

first_img“The foreign minister conveyed her appreciation [of] the Chinese government’s success in handling COVID-19. She also appreciated the assistance provided by the Chinese government for Indonesia in battling the virus,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah said on Thursday.During the phone call, the Indonesian minister expressed hope that the two countries would intensify their cooperation, including on the procurement of medical supplies Indonesia needs.Read also: COVID-19 stimulus: Learning from others Indonesia and China have agreed to use global platforms to strengthen bilateral ties, with the COVID-19 response identified as the first and foremost issue to address together.The pledge was among the matters discussed during a phone call on Tuesday between Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.Apart from discussing means to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the two ministers exchanged notes on how their countries were addressing the global health crisis. Beijing has flown much-needed medical equipment from the city of Shanghai to Jakarta to support Indonesia’s COVID-19 prevention and control measures.According to the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta, the assistance was a way of returning the favor to the international community, including Indonesia, which had helped China in its hardest time during the COVID-19 outbreak.Medical supplies consisting of test kits, N95 masks, surgical masks, protective gear and portable ventilators were shipped on Tuesday, adding to a delivery made the day before.Indonesia received thousands of pieces of medical supplies from China on Monday. The equipment was transported on a military aircraft that landed at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta after picking up the goods from Shanghai.Officers spray the Indonesian Air Force’s C130 Hercules aircraft with disinfectant liquid at Raden Sadjad Air Base, Natuna, Riau Islands on Sunday, March 22, 2020. The aircraft number A-1333 carries medicines and medical equipment to handle COVID-19 outbreak from China. (Handout/Indonesian Air Force Information Service)During a press conference on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said the Chinese government would without any hesitation reciprocate the kindness of countries that had assisted China in its fight against COVID-19.“We will offer assistance as our capability allows to friendly countries that are in a severe situation and lack prevention and control materials, especially those developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as regional organizations, such as the African Union,” Geng said according to a press release.China also stands ready to deepen cooperation with Indonesia in responding to the epidemic and is ready to share its experience with Indonesia and other ASEAN countries.“We are confident that, under the leadership of President Joko Widodo, the Indonesian people will ultimately prevail over the epidemic,” said Wang Yi in a statement on Wednesday.The Chinese minister said China and Indonesia, both being important members of the G20, should work together for more solidarity and coordination among the group and send a unified positive message in the face of the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.“Indonesia and China should also support other countries in their outbreak response and contribute to global public health security,” he added.Read also: China’s imported virus cases spike as fears grow of second waveThe phone call on Tuesday was made as China’s Hubei province, where the pandemic originated, started to lift travel restrictions on people leaving the region as the outbreak eases in the region – despite the fact that other regions were tightening controls as new cases doubled due to imported infections.The Hubei Health Commission lifted curbs on outgoing travelers starting Wednesday, provided they had a health clearance code, Reuters reports.The provincial capital Wuhan, where the virus first appeared and which has been in total lockdown since Jan. 23, will see its travel restrictions lifted on April 8.However, the risk from overseas infections appears to be on the rise, prompting tougher screening and quarantine measures in major cities, such as the capital Beijing, the news agency reports.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Watford tempts Troost-Ekong with five-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester City booked their place in a third successive League Cup final, but made hard work of disposing of Manchester United 3-2 on aggregate after losing the second leg of their semi-final 1-0 at home on Wednesday. City enjoyed the vast majority of the chances but could not find a way past the inspired David de Gea and went behind to United’s first attempt on goal 10 minutes before half-time when Nemanja Matic fired home. However, United’s hopes of completing a miraculous comeback were extinguished when Matic was sent off 15 minutes from time and City held on to face Aston Villa at Wembley on March 1. United had a mountain to climb after losing the first leg 3-1 at home three weeks ago and were without top scorer Marcus Rashford, who played a big part in the Red Devils’ victory when they last visited the Etihad in December. City started like they did in racing into a 3-0 lead within 38 minutes at Old Trafford as they swarmed all over the visitors, who had De Gea to thank for keeping them in the tie. Sergio Aguero was first to threaten with a diving header that the Spaniard parried to safety before using his legs to repel Riyad Mahrez’s effort. Bernardo Silva flashed a shot across goal before more De Gea acrobatics denied Aguero again at his near post. United had not even mustered a shot in anger for the first 35 minutes, but suddenly the tie was back in the balance when Matic connected sweetly from the edge of the box after City failed to clear a free-kick into the box. The hosts did have the ball in the net before half-time when Raheem Sterling finished off a flowing team move, but the England international was denied his first ever goal against United by an offside flag. Sterling contrived to miss another glorious chance to kill the tie off just before the hour mark as he rounded De Gea but blasted over with just defenders on the line to beat. Guardiola then could not believe his eyes when David Silva tried to tee up Ilkay Gundogan rather than shoot with just De Gea to beat after Harry Maguire was caught in possession. The tension among the home support was eased when Matic finally paid for persistent fouling when he chopped down Bernardo Silva to cut short a City counter-attack. Aguero finally beat De Gea with a deft finish only to also be flagged offside as United salvaged some pride, if not their chances of a first trophy since 2017.Tags: David De GeaLeague CupManchester CityManchester UnitedNemanja Maticlast_img read more

first_imgROGER Federer beat fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open final and stay on course for an 18th Grand Slam title.The 35-year-old will face Rafael Nadal on Sunday if the Spaniard beats Grigor Dimitrov in today’s semi-final.The Swiss, returning from a six-month lay-off to rest his left knee, last won a major at Wimbledon in 2012.He is the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam final since Ken Rosewall did so at the 1974 U.S. Open at the age of 39.“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Federer. “I felt like everything happened so quickly at the end, I had to check the score.“I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I’d come this far in Australia. It’s beautiful, I’m so happy.”Federer’s extraordinary run in Melbourne had already seen him beat top-10 seeds Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori to reach the last four.Seeded 17th following his injury, Federer had an 18-3 record against the fourth seed and reigning U.S. Open champion coming into the semi-final, but the two had never played a five-set match.Both players needed medical treatment during a match of high intensity but it was the 17-time Grand Slam winner who finally prevailed after three hours five minutes.Federer will now seek a fifth Australian Open title, and his first in Melbourne since 2010, when he plays in his 28th Grand Slam final and 100th Australian Open match on Sunday.FEDERER’S REMARKABLE RETURNWhat makes Federer’s run to the final remarkable is the combination of being in the twilight of his career and not having played competitively since his Wimbledon semi-final exit last year.Federer missed the Olympic Games and the rest of the 2016 season to have “more extensive rehabilitation” on a knee injury suffered in February while he ran a bath for his twin daughters.He played just seven tour events last year, leading to his dropping out of the world’s top 10 for the first time in over 14 years.After beginning his comeback with victories against Britain’s Dan Evans and France’s Richard Gasquet in the Hopman Cup – a non-ranked event played in the first week of January – Federer played down his chances of going far in the Australian Open.But, after reaching his first Slam final since the 2015 U.S. Open, he finally spoke about the prospect of winning in Melbourne.“I can really actually talk about playing a final – I’ve been dodging that bullet for a few rounds,” he said.“I’ll leave it all out here in Australia and if I can’t walk for five months that’s OK.”Wawrinka noted how the tour and the fans had missed Federer, saying: “Everyone wants even more to see him play, to see him win. He’s flying on the court. He’s playing amazing tennis. He’s the best player ever.”Former world number one Federer started the match brightly and had three early break points before converting his first set point, on Wawrinka’s serve, in the 12th game.Wawrinka, the 2014 Australian Open champion, was broken for the second time at 2-3 in the second set as Federer maintained his impressive standards.Clearly frustrated, the 31-year-old Wawrinka cracked his racquet in two over his left knee and, after the set, left the court with a trainer for treatment to his other knee.But he came back superbly to win the third set in 26 minutes and break Federer in the ninth game of the fourth set to take the match to a decider.Federer went off for a lengthy medical timeout for treatment to his leg as the physical nature of the match started to tell.He also came back fighting and broke Wawrinka in the sixth game when the U.S. Open champion double-faulted on break point.There was no let-up as Federer completed a stunning victory to the delight of the majority of fans in Rod Laver Arena. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Jordan Vale timed his run on Jordan Murrell’s corner kick just right, meeting the ball with his forehead above a group of Louisville defenders. As it did three nights earlier against Rutgers, the duo gave Syracuse an early one-goal lead.The Cardinals proved to be a much tougher test than the Scarlet Knights, though. After relinquishing that early goal, Louisville (7-4, 3-1 Big East) controlled the tempo and handed Syracuse (9-4, 2-2) its second loss in three games on Saturday night in front of 1,652 at SU Soccer Stadium.“We started out really, really well,” Vale said. “But we weren’t able to keep that momentum going and a team like that will make you pay for slowing up.”Head coach Ian McInytre said his team looked sluggish after its second home game in three days. Fatigued or not, the Orange seemed slower in every phase of the game, routinely losing uncontested balls.Louisville’s blazing team speed — and a few crucial Orange mistakes — paved the way for Syracuse’s second Big East loss this year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth factors helped Louisville score a game-tying goal in the 28th minute. In his second start on a mixed and matched backline, freshman SU defender Tyler Hilliard misplayed a long ball down the near sideline. The ball sailed over his head and to a sprinting Dylan Mares, who crossed to Greg Cochrane for an easy goal from 4 yards out.The score would remain tied until the 70th minute, when Louisville forward Zach Foxhoven scored on a breakaway goal that left the Syracuse backline flat-footed and unresponsive.“It’s not like they’re an easy opponent, they were an elite eight team a few seasons ago,” McIntyre said. “So besides those two errors, I thought we played them pretty tight tonight.”Not tight enough to earn another upset win this week. Alex Bono was given the biggest test of his young career with six Cardinals shots reaching the freshman goalkeeper.That constant pressure never cracked Bono, who ended the game with four saves, including a highlight reel stop on a free kick he punched over the crossbar.But the pressure limited the number of counterattacks the Orange could mount. Always on the defensive, Syracuse rarely strung together the type of offense that it has in past games.A last-minute slide tackle rebuffed a point-blank Cribley attempt in the 10th minute of the first half. Louisville goalkeeper Mike Mauro punched out a Murrell free kick haphazardly with 45 seconds in the first half.And in between those opportunities, Syracuse stumbled with maintaining possession, giving the ball back to the dangerous Cardinals attack with each new blunder.“We had to go into a defensive mode tonight to try and fight them off,” Bono said. “Every time the ball was in the (Syracuse) backline they were pressuring hard. They seemed like they were everywhere in the midfield. They got a lot of touches on the ball and they were able to work it around us.”McIntyre called the contest a “measuring stick” game that proved his team could compete with the league’s best. But on Saturday, Louisville pulled through in spite of a slow start, leaving the fast-starting Orange wondering where the team actually measures up.“We just took too long trying to find out what was going to hurt them and what was going to work for us,” Murrell said. “And, evidently by the score, they were able to do what we couldn’t tonight.” Comments Published on October 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

first_imgTeam ComparisonSyracuse vs. Boston College Create bar charts Overview Facebook Twitter Google+ Myles Willis vs. Jordan Fredericks Create bar charts Thadd Smith vs. Steve IshmaelCreate bar charts Gabriel McClary vs. Cordell Hudson Create bar charts Position ComparisonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohn Fadule vs. Zack MahoneyCreate bar charts Steven Daniels vs. Zaire FranklinCreate bar chartsBig NumbersNumber of yards Boston College allows per game, which ranks first in the country.Most points the Eagles have given up all year. It happened on Oct. 17 against No. 5 Clemson. It was more than Boston College had given up through the first half of the year. Comments Published on November 28, 2015 at 9:06 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more