PALO ALTO, CA – OCTOBER 25: Stanford Stadium awaits the next game after the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Oregon State Beavers 38-14 on October 25, 2014 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Stanford running back Bryce Love will not be on the field when the Cardinal take on Pitt in the Sun Bowl, he announced moments ago.Love confirmed he will not play in the upcoming bowl game and instead will focus on getting healthy and preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft. Love has been slowed this season by an ankle injury, though he did manage to play in 10 of his team’s 12 games.Despite the ankle issue, Love rushed for a team-high 739 yards and six touchdowns. Backups Trevor Speights and Cameron Scarlet should now see an increase in touches in the Cardinal bowl game.Love elected to return to Stanford for his senior season despite a monster 2017 campaign. He rushed for 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns last fall and was pegged as an early-round pick in last April’s draft had he come out early.“Stanford taught me how to commit myself to excellence, and in turn has shaped me into a greater Love,” Love wrote today.Bryce Love announced he will not play in Stanford’s bowl game. pic.twitter.com/5cqG4FaJYN— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) December 18, 2018Stanford will face Pitt in the Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve in El Paso.Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET on CBS.
Participants at the twenty-second Military Coordination Commission (MCC) reached agreement on a framework and timetable to establish Sector Military Co-ordination Commissions which will be responsible for addressing security issues at the local level and investigating any security incidents occurring along the southern boundary of the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ).The Force Commander of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), Major-General Robert Gordon, who chaired the meeting, welcomed the recent appointment of Ambassador Lloyd Axworthy as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy. He added that since the last MCC meeting in December 2003, the international community had intensified its diplomatic efforts to move the peace process forward.Turning to the military situation in the Mission’s area of responsibility, General Gordon said that while the atmosphere in the border areas remained politically tense, the situation was militarily stable. Eritrean Brigadier-General Abrahaley Kifle disagreed with this assessment, saying there was no military stability on the border between his country and Ethiopia while Ethiopia continued to occupy parts of Eritrea. On the issue of demarcation of the border, he stressed that Eritrea did not have any differences with Ethiopia because a decision had already been made by the Boundary Commission. Brigadier-General Yohannes Gebremeskel of Ethiopia expressed appreciation for UNMEE’s efforts in trying to bring the peace process to a satisfactory conclusion. He said that Ethiopia supported any diplomatic activity which would achieve this end and reiterated that his country was keen to find a lasting solution to demarcation.The Commission is slated to meet again on 15 March in Nairobi.