EVANSTON, IL – SEPTEMBER 07: A general view of Ryan Field before the Northwestern Wildcats take on the Syracuse Orange on September 7, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)It was a day full of upsets in the Big Ten. So, it’s fitting that a major one would go down at night, too.The league, which has already suffered losses today to Troy, USF, BYU, Kansas and Temple, can add Akron to that list.Northwestern, a 21-point favorite, fell at home to Akron this evening. The Wildcats lost, 39-34. Akron outscored Northwestern 13-6 in the fourth quarter.It’s Akron’s first win over a Big Ten team in more than a century. Seriously.Akron knocks off Northwestern 39-34 for its first win against a Big Ten team since 1894 – yes, 1894— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 16, 2018The Big Ten has certainly seen better days.The B1G has losses to:TroyKansasAkronMissouriUSFTempleBYU— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) September 16, 2018At least Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan looked good today. The Big Ten is going to need to pick things up in a major way moving forward.
NEW DELHI — India’s central bank has lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25 per cent, a step that is expected to boost the economy.The interest rate is what the federal bank charges on lending to commercial banks. Lower interest rates help borrowers but can also spur inflation. The Reserve Bank of India judged the consumer inflation rate, at 2.2 per cent in December, safe for loosening monetary policy.In a bi-monthly review of the economy released Thursday, the central bank forecast India’s economy will expand at a 7.4 per cent pace in 2019-20, up from 7.2 per cent in this fiscal year. India’s financial year runs from April to March.The central bank said growth was mostly supported by government spending on infrastructure but investment activity was recovering.The Associated Press