Kyle Strickler starts his bid to complete the Super Nationals triple crown from inside row one.Already a Super Nationals champion and winner of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, Strickler drew the ace to earn the pole start in Saturday’s Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions. Mike Jergens is on the outside of the front row and two-time race winner Dustin Smith lines up third.Starting fourth through 12th will be Josh Ruby, Todd Shute, Ryan McDaniel, Bob Moore, Vern Jackson, Mike VanGenderen, Joel Rust, Johnny Scott and Anthony Roth.*The ace put the Westin Abbey on the inside of the front row for the start of the Sunoco Race Fuels Stock Car Race of Champions Two-time RoC winner David Smith will line up on the outside.Completing the 10-car grid are Randy Brands, Shaun Bruns, Bryan Rigsby, Matt Schauer, 2014 race winner Devin Smith, defending winner Dustin Larson, Brandon Czarapata and Kyle Clough.*Todd Shute rock-paper-scissored his way to the outside row one start in tonight’s Modified main event, getting the Rochambeau best of fellow Friday qualifying feature winner Ricky Thornton Jr.The third through eighth spots on the row will be filled by Richie Gustin, J.D. Auringer, Ricky Alvarado, Jay Noteboom, Randy Havlik and Jeremy Mills.*John Oliver Jr. brought in a Rochambeau ringer and as a result will start on the front of the outside row in the championship event for Stock Cars.Devin Smith will look to rebound from his afternoon loss in the Fan Zone from second row outside. Reid Keller, Abe Huls, Shaun Bruns, Jason See, Brian Blessington and Norman Chesmore fill the rest of the front eight positions.
Joint Educational Project staff, students and programs will temporarily vacate their current location in the JEP House on Friday.In the next nine months, the house’s interior will be remodeled to increase space for the programs.Moving · JEP’s offices have been located in the JEP House on West 34th Street since 1976. Renovations are expected to last nine months. – Chris Roman | Daily TrojanPlans to move forward with the project are contingent upon approval from contractors.Security and plumbing will also be upgraded and modernized. A new basement, as well as additional office space, bathrooms and central air conditioning will be added.The JEP staff and its offices will move to The Lot, located on Downey Way, for the duration of the construction, which is expected to last less than a year, according to Tammara Anderson, executive director of JEP.The renovations will enhance the programs JEP offers, Anderson said.“The renovations will be great for the staff,” Anderson said. “It’s time to bring it up to date.”After the contractor approves the project, JEP will seek permission from the administration to begin construction, according to Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences architect Jim McElwain of the American Institute of Architects.JEP is not fully funded, and if plans are not approved, the relocation and renovations might be canceled, according to McElwain. The renovations will be partially funded by the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and by the Office of President C. L. Max Nikias.Each semester more than 1,200 undergraduate students volunteer to provide educational and outreach services to members of the local community. JEP seeks to expose students to the environment around campus to facilitate service-learning projects and intellectual growth. JEP has been housed at its current location on West 34th Street since 1976.Filled with a rich history and iconic presence on campus, the JEP House’s exterior will not change, so as to preserve its historical roots and tradition.“We have to make sure the house stays the same on the outside,” Anderson said. “We have had a long successful program with community partnerships and student involvement.”Anderson hopes the modifications to the house will attract more participants.“Initially [the renovations] may help with participation because people want to see and be engaged in what’s new,” Anderson said. “It will call attention to the work that we do.”Marguerite Bowen, a junior majoring in business administration and Spanish, said a renovated JEP House would reflect the work JEP volunteers do with the community.“It is such a great thing that will benefit a lot of great people who have done great things for others,” Bowen said.
Jarvis Landry concussion updateLandry totaled a career-high 167 receiving yards before departing Sunday’s game with a concussion. He hadn’t had a documented NFL concussion prior to this one. MORE WEEK 5 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup builderThere will be an extra day for Landry to attempt to clear concussion protocol with the Browns playing in San Francisco on Monday night in Week 5. Obviously, fantasy owners will hope the issue is resolved one way or the other before Monday, though. Landry’s huge game in Week 4 came at the expense of Odell Beckham Jr., who had only two catches, so it might be an anomaly, anyway. It feels like last week provided us with fewer notable injuries than the past few Sundays, but there are still enough hobbled players to affect Week 5 fantasy football waiver wire pickups and rankings. At running back, Marlon Mack left Sunday’s game early with an ankle injury that could push Jordan Wilkins into the spotlight for the Colts. And at wide receiver, both Davante Adams and Jarvis Landry didn’t finish their respective games (Adams due to turf toe and Landry because of a concussion). Each will most likely be questionable throughout the week as we await updates and they race to play in Week 5.For updates on banged-up QBs Josh Allen and Mitchell Trubisky, click here, and for more of the latest news and fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy). WEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerMarlon Mack injury updateUPDATE: Colts coach Frank Reich said on Monday that Mack was medically cleared to return to Week 4’s game, but he was held out for game-flow reasons. He should be fine for Sunday night against the Chiefs.Mack left Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. He was denoted as questionable to return but didn’t make it back on the field, though with the Colts trailing by two scores, game flow could have had as much to do with that decision as the injury. The Athletic’s Stephen Holder spoke with Mack after the game, but there doesn’t seem to be much further insight yet.I talked to Marlon in the locker room. He made it sound like they took him out bc of the ankle. Of course, players always think they’re fine, so who knows? https://t.co/NxHI6Yl6V7— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) September 29, 2019Jordan Wilkins is the direct backup to Mack’s early-down work, while Nyheim Hines could see a slightly expanded as the primary receiving back. The Chiefs are on tap in Week 5, which is a great matchup on paper but also could lead to an early deficit, which would give added value to Hines.WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWill Davante Adams play Week 5?Adams sustained a turf toe injury on Thursday Night Football that ended his night early. After the game, Adams told reporters he was in “so much pain” that he didn’t want to try and put his shoe on. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the injury isn’t believed to be serious and that, “if he misses time, it may not be much.”Adams is certainly benefiting here from the extended week that comes after the Thursday night game, but he looks like a candidate to be questionable throughout the week. Adams had racked up a career-high 180 yards before departing Thursday’s game, as Aaron Rodgers seemed to place an emphasis on involving Adams from the outset. If Adams misses time, bump on Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the WR rankings.WEEK 5:Top waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts