Franklin: PSU open to continuing Pitt series — if schools can get ‘creative’

As Penn State and Pitt prepare to play the 100th game of their rivalry on Saturday, Pat Narduzzi joked that he may well be dead before No. 101. “I’m going to emphasize to our kids, you might be the last team to ever get to play this game,” the Pitt coach said. “It might be. I don’t know if it’ll be played. I’m either going to be in a coffin or retired probably, so I don’t know which one it’ll be.” This is the last scheduled game between the historical archrivals, and the Nittany Lions have already booked up much of their non-conference slate through the next decade. The schools went 16 years between No. 96 and No. 97 in the series with all of the familiar squabbling that comes with these things. After joining the Big Ten, Penn State was looking for two home games to Pitt’s one, and Joe Paterno was always rankled that his vision of an all-sports conference in the East fell through because old rivals like Pitt, West Virginia and Syracuse cast their lots with the basketball-centric Big East. On Tuesday, Penn State’s James Franklin painted a slightly rosier picture of the future — a bit ironic given that the Lions have publicly shown far less interest in the series, including Frank...

You’re probably wearing something cotton-y right now. Cotton is fairly annoying to harvest. Mechanization was a

You’re probably wearing something cotton-y right now. Cotton is fairly annoying to harvest. Mechanization was a quantum leap for the cotton industry, moving it away from archaic methods used since the days of slavery. This machine is the next step forward. Up until World War II, cotton harvesting in the South remained nearly identical to the way it was prior to the Emancipation, with large labor forces picking cotton by hand. It wasn’t until the Great Migration had sufficiently reduced the available labor force did hand-picking become economically inefficient. When it did reach that level, mechanized processes took over. The innovations aboard the John Deere 7760 could potentially be just as big as the original move to machines. Astm A216 Wcb Flanged Gate Valve The 7760 is a Spindle-type cotton picker. As it moves down a set of cotton rows, the plants are herded towards a set of spindle bars on either side of the six picking heads. These spindles are designed to pick only the open cotton from the rest of the plant without damaging the foliage or unopened bolls. The cotton fiber is then conveyed up a set of ducts via air jets into the accumulator. There, four feedrol...