While Ohio States defense looked good this week against the Akron Zips, they dropped one spot in the Associated Press college football poll Sunday. They were number 10 last week, with this past non conference game, although they won they fell to 11.
OSU handed Akron a 59-7, appearing to finally get the defense up to speed in the team’s fourth game of the year.
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Ohio State travels to Rutgers this Saturday to face the 3-1 Scarlet Knights with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Rutgers lost to No. 14 Michigan Saturday, 20-13, for its first loss of the season.
With Clemson ranking a tad bit below the Buckeyes they may still give them a run for their money.
The Crimson Tide remained No. 1 with 58 first-place votes out of 62. No. 2 Georgia received the remaining four first-place votes. Oregon stayed No. 3. Penn State moved up two spots to No. 4, Iowa held at No. 5 and Oklahoma slipped two spots to No. 6.
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Continue reading Based On A True Story: 15 Of The Best (And 5 Of The Worst) Black Biopics
Based On A True Story: 15 Of The Best (And 5 Of The Worst) Black Biopics
Black people have always had biographical stories worth telling, whether it be for the inspirational journey, the tragic sequence leading to an untimely life cut short or quite frankly for the drama and entertainment it can give us for a few short hours.
Of course, while some stories have made it to Hollywood and garnered plenty of awards and accolades, there are a few that might’ve been better off resting on the cutting room floor.
As a new wave if biopics arrive in the near future, including a Clive Davis-produced film on Whitney Houston and a movie for late king of comedy Bernie Mac being produced by John Legend, we decided to look back at both the hits and misses when it comes to Black biographical films.
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The key to making a great biopic relies on many factors being in place simultaneously to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Lead actors have to not only look the part but also give their all to portraying the prominent figure at hand. Shooting locations have to completely capture the era being displayed, whether we’re being taken back a few years or a few decades. In addition to the basics, small details like wardrobe, hairstyling, dialects, accents and most importantly the music have to be as accurate as possible or else we simply won’t believe it from an audience perspective.
While some directors and actors have gotten all those things right and more, others unfortunately missed the mark in ways that sadly made the mistakes more memorable than the film itself.
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Grab some popcorn as we reminisce on 15 amazing biopics that told the stories of prominent figures in Black culture, and also 5 that were practically panned just in case future directors need an example of
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