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Amy Coney Barrett’s fellow faculty members at the University of Notre Dame called on her to delay her nomination until after the election

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Joanna Bator looking at the camera: Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images


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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

  • A group of faculty members at the University of Notre have called on Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, to for “halt” her nomination till after the November election. 
  • Barrett’s co-workers said while her confirmation is assured, it comes at a polarized time in the country. 
  • Confirmation hearings began this week in the Senate. 
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Faculty members at the University of Notre Dame called on judge Amy Coney Barrett, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, to “halt” her nomination till after the November election, in an open letter. 

“We congratulate you on your nomination to the United States Supreme Court. An appointment to the Court is the crowning achievement of a legal career and speaks to the commitments you have made throughout your life. And while we are not pundits, from what we read your confirmation is all but assured,” the letter read.

“That is why it is vital that you issue a public statement calling for a halt to your nomination process until after the November presidential election,” the letter continued.

Barrett was nominated by Trump to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died last month. 

After Ginsburg’s death, Congressional Democrats denounced the idea of nominating and confirming a new justice until after the November elections, arguing that the seat should remain empty until a new president is elected.

Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, Senate Republicans refused to hold hearings for a nominee chosen

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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 6: No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 8 UNC hold off feisty opponents

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Though No. 1 Clemson’s game against No. 7 Miami was the national headliner on Saturday, a pair of other top-10 ACC teams were in action, and both overcame tests before holding on to win as No. 5 Notre Dame beat Florida State 42-26 and No. 8 North Carolina outlasted No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45. Both the Fighting Irish and Tar Heels will be candidates to move up in the polls after No. 4 Florida lost to No. 21 Texas A&M.

After two weeks off due to a game wiped out by a COVID-19 outbreak followed by a scheduled bye, Notre Dame hoped to pick up where it left off in a 52-0 throttling of South Florida on Sept. 19. But a Florida State team starting its third quarterback of the season in Jordan Travis provided some resistance. Ultimately, Notre Dame’s offense was too much for the Seminoles as the Fighting Irish racked up 554 yards, including 353 on the ground. 

The Tar Heels also found their stride offensively as they finished with 656 total yards, including 399 on the ground. It remains to be seen whether either team can hang with Clemson, but the Fighting Irish and Tar Heels are now alone with the Tigers as the last unbeaten teams in the ACC after another wild day of college football.

CBS Sports was with you all day on Saturday taking you through the Week 6 action. You can view all the scores, highlights and updates below. 

College football scores, schedule — Week 6

Oklahoma 53, No. 22 Texas 45 — Recap, takeaways
No. 21 Texas A&M 41, No. 4 Florida 38 — Recap, takeaways
No. 8 North Carolina 56, No. 19 Virginia Tech 45 — Box score
Missouri 45, No. 17 LSU 41 — Box score
No. 3 Georgia 44,

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Notre Dame/Florida State and Other College Football Bets

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After a couple of weeks off without Notre Dame football, The Shake Down is back to help you win some money (or at least not lose any) this weekend when betting on college football.

I’ve combed through this week’s schedule and have four solid bets for you to consider.

Football is back – again. Let’s win some money, Irish fans!

FLORIDA STATE at #5 NOTRE DAME

Spread: Notre Dame -21

Florida State is awful, it’s really that simple. Now head coach Brian Kelly and his Fighting Irish staff have had all of this extra time to study film on an inferior opponent. The Seminoles may be bad, but that ticker at the bottom of the television still says “Florida State”, which makes this a statement game for the Irish. I believe Kelly show no mercy, and Notre Dame covers the 21-point spread with ease.

#22 TEXAS vs. OKLAHOMA

Spread: Oklahoma -2.5

I believe Oklahoma is young and not a great football team. I think Texas simply stumbled against TCU. The Longhorns have experience at the quarterback spot, and Sam Ehlinger is good enough to will his team to victory against teams with similar or lesser talent. I don’t understand the Sooners being favored here. Take the Longhorns to win outright.

ALABAMA at OLE MISS

Spread: Alabama -24

I watched Alabama toy with Missouri, and then let loose on Texas A&M. The Aggies are far more talented and better coached than the Rebels. Tide quarterback Mac Jones appears to be the real deal, and as usual, the Alabama skill players are all sure-fire NFL talents. The Tide will roll by more than 24 in this one.

TEXAS TECH at IOWA STATE

Spread: Iowa State -12

One must wonder how much Texas Tech has left in

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College football picks, predictions, odds for Week 6: Notre Dame vs. Florida State among best bets

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This season is unlike any other we have ever experienced in college football, especially as it pertains to home-field advantage not meaning as much due to little or no crowds. So far, the home teams have won 45 of the 99 games between FBS teams. Four of the 10 conferences have yet to start playing, so the number of games available is much lower than usual. Computer simulations, if that’s your thing, mean nothing with only 53 total non-conference games between FBS schools currently scheduled. Nevertheless, we must work with what we have.

Each week, I will use this space to tell you what I think are a few of the best bets heading into the weekend. I will also throw in an upset of the week, which will be a team that is at least a touchdown underdog that I am picking to win outright. I will also give you picks on other games involving potential College Football Playoff teams. Considering many teams haven’t played yet, pretty much everybody is technically a CFP candidate right now, so I’ll go with the Top 12 teams in this week’s AP Top 25 poll that have already commenced play this season.

I was 1-2 on my regular picks last week but hit on my first upset pick of the season. There are only 31 games to choose from this week, the fewest since the SEC started playing.

Odds below provided via William Hill Sportsbook

Week 6 Picks

Florida State at No. 5 Notre Dame (-21): Florida State is a mess. The Seminoles have lost at home to Georgia Tech and got smashed at Miami. Last week, they needed a second-half rally to beat Jacksonville State. Notre Dame has only given up 13 points so far this season, albeit to Duke and South

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University of Notre Dame president tests positive for COVID-19

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The University of Notre Dame’s president has tested positive for COVID-19, a school spokesman confirmed Friday morning, less than a week after he attended Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination ceremony at the White House without wearing a mask.



John I. Jenkins wearing a suit and tie: In this file photo, John I. Jenkins, President of Notre Dame and Chairman of the Big East CEO Executive Committee talks with the media after TCU accepted an invitation for full membership into The Big East Conference on November 29, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. Jenkins has tested positive for COVID-19 less than a week after he attended Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination ceremony at the White House without wearing a mask.


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In this file photo, John I. Jenkins, President of Notre Dame and Chairman of the Big East CEO Executive Committee talks with the media after TCU accepted an invitation for full membership into The Big East Conference on November 29, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. Jenkins has tested positive for COVID-19 less than a week after he attended Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination ceremony at the White House without wearing a mask.

The Rev. John Jenkins has mild symptoms and contracted the illness “from a colleague he was in regular contact with at Notre Dame,” according to university spokesman Paul Browne.

Jenkins, who’s led the Catholic university since 2005, has drawn scrutiny in recent weeks for appearing not always to follow COVID-19 safety precautions.

In August, Jenkins sent an apology to students after he was photographed taking a group picture with students standing around him, and within 6 feet, when the school reopened for in-person classes. The photo, which was shared widely on social media, appeared to show everyone wearing masks.

More recently, Jenkins came under fire for not wearing a mask when he attended the Rose Garden ceremony for Coney Barrett’s nomination Saturday. Photos from the event also show Jenkins in close proximity to other guests and shaking hand with attendees.

Jenkins also apologized to students and faculty for that in a message Monday. He said he had a rapid COVID-19 tested before the event and that it came back negative.

“I regret my error of judgment in not wearing a mask

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