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Virginia Tech Opens As Huge Favorites Over Boston College

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Boston College (3-1) will try and make it two in a row when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday. Boston College won a thriller on Saturday, defeating Pitt 31-30 on a missed extra point by Panthers kicker Alex Kessman in overtime. The Hokies (2-1) suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 56-47 to UNC. 

The Hokies offense, particularly the rushing attack has been the strongest part of their game. Kansas transfer Khalil Herbert has already risen to become one of the best running backs in the conference. Through four games he has rushed for 449 yards, averaging over ten yards per carry, along with five touchdowns. The passing attack has been more uneven, but if Hendon Hooker starts at quarterback, look for this to change. 

The online betting site betonline.ag has posted the current line for the upcoming game between the Eagles and Hokies. They have set the opening line in favor of Virginia Tech at a particularly large (-10.5). Boston College this year is 4-1 against the spread, beating it Duke, Pitt and UNC and failing to meet the -20 spread against Texas State.

Here are some of the other lines of note for the upcoming week.

Pittsburgh at Miami (-9)

Liberty (-2.5) at Syracuse

Clemson (-27) at Georgia Tech

Louisville at Notre Dame (-15.5)

Duke at NC State (-4)

Virginia (-2.5) at Wake Forest

UNC (-10) at Florida State

Georgia at Alabama (-5)

LSU at Florida (-14)

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College football odds, lines, schedule for Week 7: Alabama opens as favorite over Georgia at home

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It is never too early to take a look at the lines for next week’s action, and the William Hill Sportsbook has released them for Week 7 action already. That includes the huge SEC showdown between SEC teams as No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 3 Georgia in Tuscaloosa next Saturday night on CBS.

While that’s going to be a great game between the only remaining undefeated teams in the SEC, it’s also the only game between ranked teams in Week 7. Though, I suppose if we’re only going to get one matchup between ranked teams, we might as well make it a couple of top-three sides.

There are some other games worth keeping an eye on, though. Particularly as some teams look to bounce back from a rough weekend, while other upstarts look to prove their worth. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger games for the weekend.

No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama (-6): As I said above, not only is this the only matchup between ranked teams this weekend, it’s also a game between the final unbeaten teams in the SEC. This game’s story will be the Alabama offense against a Georgia defense that’s been phenomenal through three games. Alabama got into an old-fashioned Big 12-style shootout with Ole Miss on Saturday night, but it will find the resistance a bit stronger against this defense. Of course, it’ll also be just as important to see if the Georgia offense can keep pace with Alabama. This is going to be a great game and a possible SEC Championship — and College Football Playoff? — preview.

No. 1 Clemson (-27) at Georgia Tech: Clemson’s playing another ACC game, so of course, it’s favored by nearly four touchdowns. Honestly, it’s pretty crazy to think that the

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College football odds, lines, schedule for Week 6: Clemson opens as big favorite over Miami

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Miami Hurricanes head into bye knowing true test in No. 1 Clemson is on the other side
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Week 6 in college football is loaded with ultra-compelling matchups, including a top 10 matchup in the ACC, two massive SEC showdowns and plenty of other games that gamblers could drop a few dollars down on. The battle between No. 1 Clemson and No. 7 Miami (FL) will be the day’s signature game, but don’t sleep on No. 4 Florida’s road trip to College Station to take on No. 21 Texas A&M and No. 3 Georgia’s home game vs. No. 14 Tennessee.

Early lines for the week have been released by William Hill Sportsbook. Let’s take a look at how the boys in the desert see the week playing out.

No. 7 Miami at No. 1 Clemson (-15): The Hurricanes have been one of the biggest surprises of the young season but will face their toughest test to date in Death Valley against the Tigers. Quarterback D’Eriq King and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee will make a big statement if they’re able to hang with the top-ranked team in the sport.

No. 14 Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia (-14): The win over Auburn must have made a big impression, because the Bulldogs are laying two touchdowns at home against a Volunteers team that is riding high on an eight-game winning streak. Both of these teams boast stout offensive lines, so expect an old-school slugfest. 

No. 4 Florida (-5.5) at No. 21 Texas A&M: The Aggies couldn’t shut down Alabama last week and now have to find a way to stop the “Super Swamp Brothers” Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts. Meanwhile, the Gators defense needs to find its stride heading into the meat of the season. There’s no time like the present. 

No. 19 Virginia Tech at No. 8 North Carolina (-5.5): Both of these teams have been flying under

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Parma City School District opens new A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism

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PARMA, Ohio — After a slight construction delay, Parma City Schools’ new A.C.E.S. (Accept, Champion, Educate and Support) Center for Education is nearly finished.



a stove top oven sitting inside of a kitchen: Parma City Schools' A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism is located in Parma High School's north wing.


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Parma City Schools’ A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism is located in Parma High School’s north wing.

The innovative program designed to better serve special education students — specifically children with autism — is located at Parma Senior High School.

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“We’re about two weeks out from the actual facility, which is currently being finished,” said Robert Hoon, director of the district’s Office of Exceptional Students. “So we’re using a temporary space for right now, which we opened the last week. It was a fantastic first week back.

“The students have been completely engaged with our staff, teachers, assistants and related service providers. We’ve done a phenomenal job of getting them acclimated to the center.”

That acclimation included A.C.E.S. Center personnel recently providing families and students with a personalized virtual tour of the 3,400-square-foot facility. Formerly two large classrooms, the space has been repurposed into three classrooms, a sensory room, a conference room, a safe space, an office and ad hoc areas.



a view of a tiled floor: Parma City Schools' A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism is located in Parma High School north wing.


© John Benson/cleveland.com/cleveland.com/TNS
Parma City Schools’ A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism is located in Parma High School north wing.

A.C.E.S. Center for Education will initially serve K-5 students who have a medical and educational primary diagnosis of autism. The program is designed to provide a highly individualized, therapeutic-based program.

“It’s not structured like a traditional school,” Hoon said. “This program was designed so we could meet the unique needs of these learners. They’re not having to necessarily rotate from class to class to class.

“It’s in an area that is completely removed from the other students at Parma Senior High. There’s a separate access point

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Parma City Schools District opens new A.C.E.S. Center for Education for children with autism

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PARMA, Ohio — After a slight construction delay, Parma City Schools new A.C.E.S. (Accept, Champion, Educate and Support) Center for Education is nearly finished.

The innovative program designed to better serve special education students — specifically children with autism — is located at Parma Senior High School.

“We’re about two weeks out from the actual facility, which is currently being finished,,” Parma City Schools Office of Exceptional Students Director Robert Hoon said. “So we’re using a temporary space for right now, which we opened the last week. It was a fantastic first week back.

“The students have been completely engaged with our staff, teachers, assistants and related service providers. We’ve done a phenomenal job of getting them acclimated to the center.”

That acclimation included A.C.E.S. Center personnel recently providing families and students with a personalized virtual tour of the 3,400-square-foot facility. Formerly two large classrooms, the space has been repurposed into three classrooms, a sensory room, a conference room, safe space, office and ad hoc areas.

A.C.E.S. Center for Education will initially serve K-5 students who have a medical and educational primary diagnosis of autism. The program is designed to provide a highly-individualized, therapeutic-based program.

“It’s not structured like a traditional school,” Hoon said. “This program was designed so we could to meet the unique needs of these learners. They’re not having to necessarily rotate from class to class to class.

“It’s in an area that is completely removed from the other students at Parma Senior High. There’s a separate access point in and out of A.C.E.S. It’s very much unique and centralized around whatever it is their needs are at any given moment.”

Earlier this year Parma City Schools appointed Pleasant Valley Elementary School Psychologist as the A.C.E.S. Center for Education Caitlin Sabo director.

“We’re so excited to open