College Football Playoffs

Are you ready for the playoffs? If you’re like most college football fans, you’ve been waiting for this for a very long time. Now two years after university presidents voted to approve it, a four-team system takes affect this season. The semifinalists will be announced Dec. 7. “The (selection) committee will select the best four teams, period, no strings attached,” said Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff (and executive director of the now-dead BCS). “We think the playoff gives us the best of both worlds. Our goal with the BCS going into this was to maintain the best regular season in sports. We’ve done that with the playoff. Four teams is not too many. It does not go too far. It goes just far enough. It also preserves the bowl system and the bowl experience for student-athletes top to bottom, which is very important to us.” Does that mean when this season’s national champion hoists the trophy Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas, the controversy that often surrounded the BCS title will fade? Most likely not. Expect teams at Nos. 5, 6 and maybe even 7 to have their gripes. But that’s a discussion for another time. For now, here are a few things you need to know about the system.

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Stay Occupied while you Stay Inside

For most families, winter break brings with it celebrations, decorations, a ton of food and a whole lot of holiday fun. But what happens before the gifts are open, the New Year rings in, and there are still days left before the break’s over? Christmas has yet to come and New Year’s is still months away.

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Protect your Computer!

Antivirus software provides an essential layer of protection from viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, dialers, keyloggers, and rootkits. However, don’t let the name antivirus confuse you. These days every good antivirus has good detection rates for all forms of malware, not just viruses. The term malware includes viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, dialers, keyloggers, rootkits, and any other software which performs malicious activities on a computer.

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Late to the Halloween Party

Forgot that Halloween falls on the 31st of October? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.  Last week we gave you ideas for an easy to do party. This week were here to supply you with some last minute costume ideas. So if you don’t feel like spending a ton of money on a costume that you’re only going to wear once, we’ve got you covered. Literally.

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