The finalists for the Heisman trophy have been named, and half of them are from the SEC. Alabama and Auburn each netted a finalist this year, with Alabama QB AJ McCarron earning the nod, and Auburn RB Tre Mason making the trip to New York this year. Last year’s winner, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, was also nominated.
Auto-play videos are coming to Facebook. Techcrunch is reporting that Facebook has already rolled the feature out internationally on both iOS and Android and will reach most users soon. Auto-play means that when a user posts a video to their feed, it will begin playing as soon as you scroll to it. You will no longer have to press a play button.
Just as tensions seem to be easing in the Middle East, things are now looking rocky in Asia. Earlier this month, China announced the expansion of an air defense identification zone into contested territory. The US and Japan protested the move, and declared they would not abide by it. Yesterday, South Korea announced the expansion of its own air defense zone, which would partially overlap China’s.
In a recent meeting, the Satsuma school board proposed changes to the way it deals with non-resident students. The school board has been looking for a way to help students in Creola more easily attend Satsuma schools. Since Satsuma formed its own school system, some Creola students have been forced to travel long distances to attend school. The problem has led Creola to consider annexation into Saraland, with a vote coming up on the issue very soon.
Championship week brought a final twist to the BCS title race. Top ranked Florida State took care of business in a 45-7 rout of Duke, but Ohio State was tripped up in the Big 10 title game and fell to Michigan State. The Buckeyes loss opened the door for Auburn, who had defeated Missouri earlier in the day to win the SEC title and keep their title hopes alive.