AUBURN – OCTOBER 16: Photo of the Auburn University logo at the top of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)The Auburn Tigers were hardly expected to walk into Tuscaloosa and beat the Crimson Tide on the road, but to lose 52-21 in a blowout may have taken some of the wind out of their sails.Unfortunately, with a 7-5 record on the season, they’re not going to be playing in one of the truly special bowl games like the Peach Bowl or Sugar Bowl.Luckily for the Tigers, they secured their spot in a bowl game weeks ago and now have plenty of options.The Birmingham Bowl, Texas Bowl, Music City Bowl, Independence Bowl, Belk Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Gator Bowl, and Outback Bowl are all on the table for SEC teams.CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm thinks that we’ll see Auburn taking on Iowa State in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.Meanwhile, Eric Single of Sports Illustrated has Auburn slated to play Big Ten title game participant Northwestern in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.Finally, College Football News has Auburn taking on Temple in the Birmingham Bowl.The Auburn Tigers are 1-4 in bowl games under current head coach Gus Malzahn. Auburn’s last bowl win came in 2015, with a Birmingham Bowl win over Memphis.
Government is welcoming a fifth developer to the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE). An agreement has been signed between government and Irish-based DP Energy to install a 4.5-megawatt in-stream tidal energy project at the FORCE test site in Parrsboro. “We are pleased to welcome DP Energy to Nova Scotia,” said Energy Minister Michel Samson. “DP Energy’s investment is further proof of Nova Scotia’s standing as an international leader in the tidal energy industry.” DP Energy has plans to install three 1.5-megawatt turbines at its new site. “DP Energy is delighted to join with the other FORCE bertholders in picking up the tidal energy challenge in the Bay of Fundy,” said Simon De Pietro, company CEO. “We welcome Nova Scotia’s vision and forward thinking in recognizing tidal energy as a one of the major worldwide renewable energy sources for the future.” As part of its agreement with government, DP Energy will receive a developmental tidal feed-in tariff for the electricity produced by this project. The feed-in tariff rate is 53 cents per kilowatt hour. Government has committed to limiting the impact on ratepayers to two per cent. Four other tidal energy projects will test technologies at FORCE: Minas Energy, with Marine Current Turbines and Bluewater Black Rock Tidal Power Inc. Atlantis Operations Canada Cape Sharp Tidal Venture, a joint venture between Emera Inc. and OpenHydro, a DCNS company.