Dick Vitale is ESPN’s resident college basketball analyst, but he appears to know his college football too. The long time Notre Dame fan weighed in on Urban Meyer and Ohio State during the Rose Bowl on Tuesday.Vitale, commenting while Ohio State held a 21-3 lead on Washington, noted that Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer had his team “primed” for the stretch run of the season.He also thinks that fans of Clemson and Alabama are “happy” they didn’t have to deal with the Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff.Clemson and Alabama fans likely wouldn’t admit it – even if it were true. Vitale clearly thinks the Buckeyes belonged in the playoff.The @OSUCoachMeyer looks like he had @OhioStateFB primed at the end of the yr. / just ask @UMichFootball & @NUFBFamily fans I have a feeling that many Bama & Clemson lovers were happy that they didn’t have to deal with the Buckeyes .— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) January 2, 2019Earlier in the day, Vitale made headlines after he advocated that UCLA should hire Rick Pitino as its next basketball head coach.As for the Rose Bowl, Ohio State was a solid favorite heading into the contest, so the score isn’t too surprising. The Buckeyes clearly are playing their best football at the end of the season.The College Football Playoff wraps up Monday when Clemson takes on Alabama for the national title.
In a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York with the Sri Lankan Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Presidential Envoy on Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Mr. Ban noted the Government’s latest efforts on accountability as well as the steady progress on resettlement issues, his spokesperson added in a note to the news media.Sri Lankan Government forces declared victory over the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009 after a conflict that had raged on and off for nearly three decades and killed thousands of people.Mr. Ban has long called for full accountability, and the UN Human Rights Council in March called on the Government to take “all necessary additional steps to fulfil its relevant legal obligations and commitment to initiate credible and independent actions to ensure justice, equity, accountability and reconciliation for all Sri Lankans.” A three-member panel of experts – established to advise the Secretary-General on accountability issues during the civil war – found there were credible reports that both Government forces and the LTTE committed war crimes during the final months of the conflict.