Just last weekend, Umphrey’s McGee brought their performing to the next level with the annual UMBowl show at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. The band played a full four sets of music, broken up into unique quarters, with various improvisational and audience-participatory themes to keep the fans, and the band, on their toes. They also welcomed Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman throughout the night, peppering both originals and covers with the Trey Anastasio Band horn players.You can read our full recap of UM Bowl here.Just one day after the UMBowl marathon, the band returned to the Vegas venue for round two. Of the many highlights throughout the two night run, one particular bust out stands alone, as the band brought out Hartswick for a performance of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.” A song that hadn’t been played in nearly a thousand shows – 991 to be exact – got the royal treatment from this jammed out ensemble.Thanks to Umphrey’s and TourGigs, we now have some pro-shot footage of “No Ordinary Love” to share. Tune in below:Umphrey’s is off of touring for the next few weeks, until Summer Camp Music Festival hits at the end of the month. Check out the setlist from UM’s last show below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 5/7/16Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > Speak Up, Bridgeless > Hajimemashite, Dump City, Nemo > In The Kitchen > Nemo, Red Tape, Don’t Stop ’til You Get EnoughSet 2: Attachments, 1348, The Triple Wide > Bridgeless, Puppet String, No Ordinary Love, Women Wine and Song > Wife SoupEncore: Controversy > Bad Friday with Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and Natalie Cressman on trombone with Jennifer Hartswick on vocalsNotes:with Woody Woodpecker theme (George Tibbles and Ramey Idriss) tease before 1348last No Ordinary Love 05.25.2007 (991 shows)
Indianapolis, In. — Whitetails Unlimited has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant totaling $2,000 to fund processing fees on donated large game and livestock. “We are very excited about our “Meat” the Need program, “said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, “and pleased that this Whitetails Unlimited is continually making an investment in our community.”These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock within Indiana. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (farmers may also write-off fair market value on taxes), by taking their large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area. The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages and frozen. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.“The grant provided by Whitetails Unlimited will pay for approximately 1,500 pounds of donated large game and livestock, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing almost 6,000 meals to residents in need within our communities,” said Treesh. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county we serve. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.“To date, we have 83 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 1,123,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing approximately 4.5 million meals to Hoosiers in need.”Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.
Andy Reid has withdrawn from the Ireland squad with a hamstring injury. Reid was among a series of players being assessed on Saturday with West Ham defender Joey O’Brien due to have a scan on a hamstring problem and Sean St Ledger also a doubt for Tuesday night’s trip to Poland. Press Association The Nottingham Forest midfielder suffered the problem in training on Saturday morning after coming on as a substitute in the previous night’s 3-0 friendly victory over Latvia. A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: “The Football Association of Ireland this evening (November 16) confirmed that Andy Reid has withdrawn from the squad and has returned to his club due to a hamstring strain suffered this morning in training.”
For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Berlin: Werder Bremen continued its birthday celebrations with a 4-0 rout of Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Bremen, which marked its 120th anniversary as a club on Monday, followed up its dramatic penalty shootout win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup on Tuesday with its biggest league win of the season. Milot Rashica scored two goals, getting Bremen off the mark in the fifth minute and claiming his second a minute after Johannes Eggestein made it 2-0 in the 27th. Kevin Moehwald got Bremen’s fourth in the 83rd. The win helped Bremen consolidate 10th spot and put it within striking distance of the teams chasing European qualification. Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen, fifth and sixth respectively, are just three points clear. Augsburg stayed 15th, three points above Stuttgart in the relegation playoff spot. Werder Bremen consolidated 10th spot in the Bundesliga.VFB Stuttgart have lost five out of their last six games.Augsburg are in 15th position in the Bundesliga. highlights On Saturday, Borussia Dortmund squandered a three-goal lead and drew with Hoffenheim 3-3 at home, then watched Bayern Munich cut its lead in the Bundesliga to five points by beating Schalke 3-1. STUTTGART IN FREEFALL Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzierl’s job was on the line after his side’s 3-0 capitulation at promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf, a relegation rival that now appears safe, 10 points clear of Stuttgart. Duesseldorf, previously bottom, appears a side reborn after five wins and two draws from its last eight league games under Friedhelm Funkel, who celebrated his 800th Bundesliga game as a coach against Stuttgart. Stuttgart, which has five defeats in its last six games, saw Argentine forward Nicolas Gonzalez sent off late through VAR for an off-the-ball incident with Duesseldorf’s Kaan Ayhan, who was booked.
NBA DRAFT 2019 BIG BOARD:Zion Williamson sits atop rankings; Rui Hachimura sees slight dropBut that was the NCAA’s regular season. We are just a few days away from the start of the next phase in college player evaluation, the conference and NCAA Tournament slate. For a draft that has been underwhelming, there is a chance for a late riser or two.We spoke with a college scout about six players with much at stake heading into the tournament schedule, a chance for disappointing players to rescue their reputations and boost their stock. A good March can do that.Cameron Reddish, F, DukeGoing back to a 7-for-19 shooting performance against Louisville, Reddish has had an underwhelming month in what has been a mostly underwhelming season. He’s probably a top-four pick, with teammates Williamson and R.J. Barrett, plus Murray State guard Ja Morant, but only because other top players are injured or underperformed, too.So Reddish could drop behind some combination of Jarrett Culver, Nassir Little, French forward Sekou Doumbouya or another late riser who wows scouts in workouts. Still a top-10 player, but a strong finish would give the team drafting him a bit more confidence in the player they’re getting.Reddish’s big problem has been that he’s the third wheel behind Williamson and Barrett, and he’s struggled to find his fit. Top-10 picks are not typically 36.2 percent shooters from the field, after all. But Reddish entered college with enough of a reputation that most scouts are willing to chalk up his poor numbers to a crowded Blue Devil offense.Reddish could still use some redemption, though, and a good Duke run in which he makes some big shots would restore confidence in his game.Scout’s view: “He’s a 6-9 wing who is athletic and can shoot, and you can’t just ignore that. He has great tools. But coming into the year, I worried that he was not aggressive enough, and this year has only confirmed that worry about him. I don’t think he is going in the top four. I think he is a guy who will slide. Not out of the lottery, but he’ll go lower than where is projected now, maybe No. 8 or 9.”A lot of it depends on how he works out, and for someone who came in with as much hype as him, you don’t want to be in a position where you are relying on your workouts to lock down your spot.”De’Andre Hunter, G, VirginiaHunter is the rare prospect in this draft who came in with a clear checklist of issues he needed to address and actually checked off those issues. Chief among those was his 3-point shooting, and he’s been outstanding, making 48.6 percent on the season.That has made NBA personnel types more comfortable with projecting Hunter as a starter in the league, an outstanding wing defender who can switch onto bigger forwards and can knock down perimeter shots when left open. If you’re looking for 3-and-D in the lottery, Hunter is your man.What’s missing from Hunter is more confidence in his 3-point shot — he’s taken only 2.4 per game on the season, and as a guard who is not much of a ball handler or playmaker, he needs to be aggressive off catch-and-shoot opportunities.The Cavaliers need that from him over tournament season. They’ve won seven straight games, and in that span, Hunter has averaged 18.1 points, upped his 3-point attempts to 3.1 per game and has made 63.6 percent of them.Scout’s view: “There are not a lot of known commodities in this draft, but he is one. He is such a great defender, and that will translate easily to the league. I like his shooting form. He just needs to trust it more, needs to be able to put the ball on the floor to create that extra space and make those shots. He is very reliant on others to set him up.”I mean, Klay Thompson was the same way when he first came into the league. I don’t think he is going to be Klay but, hey, that’s a nice ceiling for him.”Eric Paschall, F, VillanovaOverall, Paschall has been a reliable offensive weapon for the Wildcats, averaging 16.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and 36.3 percent from the 3-point line. He’s had a rough stretch lately, though, averaging 12.0 points with just 34.6 percent shooting from the field as Villanova lost three of five.Paschall is a 6-8 big man, and like many in this draft, is a tweener who might struggle to defend the paint but is not athletic enough to guard the perimeter. He has been solid as a defender in college, but there’s some question about how that will translate to the NBA. He’s already 22, so the prospect that he’ll make big strides in the league is dimmer.But Paschall showed his value during last year’s tournament season, when he shot 48.3 percent from the 3-point line in nine games and had 24 points on 10-for-11 shooting in the semifinal win over Kansas. He’s a fringe first-rounder now, and another big March could push him to the top 30.Scout’s view: “He’s a rotation player, and if you’re picking late in the first round, he’s a guy who could help you right away. He’s got a ceiling because he’s not much of a shot creator and isn’t particularly explosive. But he is a smart player and can find ways to contribute.”Rui Hachimura, F, GonzagaHachimura is a 21-year-old junior, and it’s unlikely that opinions on him will swing wildly in the coming weeks. He’s a tweener, but scouts are divided on how he fits into the NBA, even in today’s positionless league. He is not a 3-point shooter or a ball handler, and he isn’t a playmaker — he’s had zero or one assist in 15 of Gonzaga’s 31 games.He does, however, average 20.6 points on 61.3 percent shooting from the field, creating havoc in the paint and knocking down midrange jumpers. He’s a good defender (though it’s unclear if he can defend out to the perimeter), and he does all this for the No. 1 team in the nation. And if one criticism he took in his first two collegiate seasons was a lack of aggressiveness, there’s no doubt he has addressed it, having taken 12.7 shots per game and 6.0 free throws.Hachimura has been pegged as anything from a top-five pick to a guy who will go in the 20s. Such is this draft. Teams already have solid, if varied, opinions on his NBA potential, but leading the Bulldogs to the Final Four or deeper would go a long way toward boosting Hachimura into the upper echelons of the draft.Scout’s view: “There was talk about him being a top-three guy, and that just was never gonna happen, so I think you see some people picking apart his game more to prove it. I don’t need to see him make a bunch of 3s in the tournament — I know that is something he is going to learn or not learn, and nothing I see now is going to change that.”But what I think everyone wants to see is him being clear and focused on the defensive end, really use his size and show some smarts in there. You can make his offense work. You can try to teach him to shoot 3s, all of that, but what I would want to see is a guy who has gained more defensive understanding over this season. I am still looking for him to prove that.”Keldon Johnson, SG, KentuckyJohnson appears to have hit a wall, and his last five games have not been stellar: 11.0 points, 36.4 percent shooting, 16.7 percent from the 3-point line. For a guy who has been knocked for inconsistency, this is not how you want to close the year.Still, Johnson is a lottery talent with good size for his position (6-6), a bulldog mentality when it comes to attacking the basket and a very good pull-up game. He’s shot 38.4 percent from the 3-point line this season, so this is not a guy who is going to slump his way out of the top 15.Johnson did appear to have top-five potential earlier in the year, though, and if he can’t find a way to recapture his shot as we get into tournament season, he could slip to a mid-first-round spot.Scout’s view: “He looks fatigued to me. He is undersized. He needs to bulk up more, and it looks to me like he just gets some bad tics in his jumper when he is tired and it costs him. He has a really great, tight stroke on his jumper when he is right, but you can see the elbows flare out a little, things get looser when he is in a bad stretch. That’s fatigue.”He’s a top-15 pick, but he still has a shot to go six, seven, eight, somewhere in there.”Jordan Nwora, F, LouisvilleNwora has made enormous strides in his sophomore season, tripling his scoring average to 17.2 points per game and adding 7.7 rebounds. He’s shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 37.0 percent from the 3-point line. Louisville had a difficult February, going 2-6, and Nwora was a big part of the problem, as he averaged just 14.3 points on 34.6 percent shooting. He did flash a preview of this breakout year last summer playing for the Nigerian national team (coached by his father, Alex) and helping to qualify for this year’s World Cup, including a 36-point effort in a win over Mali. He’s a combo forward who can stretch the floor with his catch-and-shoot ability, and though he is not an elite athlete, he can create shot attempts and is a decent defender.Scout’s view: “He is raw. I’d like him to go back to school and be a more consistent defender and scorer. He could help himself out a lot. He’s no guarantee to even be drafted, let alone go in the second round.”But this is not a deep draft, and he could work himself into the first round if he closes strong, shoots it well and gets the team back on track.” The trade deadline is long past, but in the NBA, the rumors never end. Yes, we’re already getting into the league’s draft season, which means it is time to resurrect the Friday Rumor-rama.This year’s NBA Draft is already shaping up to be a bit of a dud. There’s Zion Williamson, sure, but after him, it’s a weak group and some of the better players — Bol Bol, Jontay Porter, Darius Garland — may have actually helped their stock by suffering injuries and getting off the floor for the year.
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile deviceSo you think you’re a Sharks fan, huh? Jeremy Cruz of Milpitas may have you beat.He lined up at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Players Ink tattoo shop on West San Carlos Street in San Jose to be first in line for a free Sharks logo tattoo Wednesday morning. To top it off, the Sharks fin logo tattoo he got on the inside of his wrist was his first tattoo ever.And he was hardly alone. More than 200 fans were waiting …
The West Bengal State Election Commission on Tuesday cancelled its order extending the date of filing nominations for panchayat elections. Though the last day of filing nominations was Monday, the Commission had extended it till 3 p.m. on Tuesday following complaints that Opposition candidates had been prevented from filing papers.The new notification says, “It appears that there was no specific direction by the Supreme Court of India for extension of the nomination date. Therefore, on perusal of all the papers and considering all the points, the Commission hereby recalls the said order and therefore rescinds the (previous) order.” The decision has generated severe discontent among Opposition party leaders. They alleged that State Election Commissioner A. K Singh was “pressured” by Trinamool Congress leaders to cancel his earlier order.The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), women’s wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), staged a demonstration outside the Commission’s office in South Kolkata.(With inputs from PTI)
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. You’ve probably heard the term “bend, don’t break” when talking about defenses. It refers to a team that may give up some yards inside the 20-yard lines but can get stops when they need to.Earlier we broke down the Big 12 teams by current PPR or “points per red-zone attempt”, a stat which I explain here that shows how effective an offense is at the most crucial part of the field.We can use the same formula to quantify how good a defense is at not “breaking.” Here are the Big 12 defenses ranked in opponent PPR.How good is each defense at holding an offense to three points (or zero) when backed up to their own end zone? Let’s take a look.Just like an offense’s PPR can be coupled with the number of times they get to the red zone, opponent PPR can be better put in context when combined with how many red-zone trips a defense allows per game.Here are those numbers.So we see that West Virginia allows the least points per red-zone attempt (3.97), slightly edging out Oklahoma State (4.00). But the Mountaineers are fifth in allowed red-zone trips.Oklahoma State looks pretty good here giving up just 4.00 points per red-zone trip and allowing only 3.33 trips per game.Allowed zed-zone attempts is obviously impacted by the style of offense a team is playing and how well a defense is at slowing down that offense. More possessions mean more opportunities to get into the red zone.If we combine the two stats we can separate the defenses by who has given up the least red-zone points per game.Oklahoma State ranks third in points given up inside its own 20-yard line, just behind Kansas State and OU.This does not account for big plays given up for scores that started outside of the 20-yard line, which OSU has had issues with this year (OSU is currently No. 104 in the nation in plays of 30+ yards given up).This is the strategy of pretty much every Big 12 team. Other squads are going to get in your red zone. The question becomes what you do when that happens. Glenn Spencer preaches holding them to field goals.“The double move about got us one time and they busted out on a bunch route when we were in man,” said Glenn Spencer of Kansas State last week. “Which kind of made me uneasy about playing more aggressive.”“That being said, we still needed to force some field goals. If we’d have done that a couple more times, we’d have been in good shape. We gave up touchdowns after long drives, which is not what we like and we got shoved around a little bit.”For as much grief as we have given Spencer this season, it appears that compared to other Big 12 defenses his group is fairly effective at keeping teams out of the red zone and limiting their effectiveness once in the red zone.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Saturday’s Bedlam game will be Mason Rudolph’s 19th Big 12 start. Two his freshman year. Eight last year. Nine this year. In the previous 18 games he is:0-3 against Baylor15-0 against every one elseThat’s pretty weird, right? His five losses as a starter at Oklahoma State are Central Michigan, Ole Miss and Baylor (x3). He’s undefeated against everyone else. Remember, Rudolph didn’t start last year against OU, and he only threw three passes.“I ran into a former OSU player this weekend who will remain nameless, and he and I were talking about Bedlam,” Carson Cunningham told me on our podcast on Monday. “He said, ‘nobody talks about how we didn’t have freaking Mason last year. Our entire offense changed. Nothing against J.W., J.W. was a great quarterback. I love J.W. I’d go to war with him any day. But our entire offense changed. That goes so unnoticed.’”I know this to be true because I actually forget Rudolph didn’t play Bedlam last year, and this is what I do for a living. Gundy said on Monday that No. 2 is really starting to hit his stride as a college QB.“He’s in his third year, but he’s really just in his second year,” said Gundy. “He’s at a point now where most quarterbacks really start to improve in the early part of their third season — once they’re into 25 games or so. He’s kind of developed into that and that’s where he’s at. He’s improving. He’s playing with confidence. He’s developed into a good leader.”He was also asked about how in the world Rudolph, as a freshman, held the fort down in Norman in 2014 before the Ice Pirate closed things out in overtime.“Probably not far enough along to figure out the situation he was in. He was from South Carolina. He just went and played. I’m sure he knew it was a big game, but sometimes youth can be as much of a benefit as anything involved and saying, ‘I’m just going to go play the game.’”Now he has a chance to do what no other OSU QB has done in the modern era — win twice against Oklahoma on their home turf. He would also go 16-0 against Big 12 teams not named Baylor. That would be quite a feat for somebody with a full season of eligibility still left to go.
Clemson cornerback transfer Adrian Baker has been in contact with a number of schools interested in landing his services — and OSU is one suitor who has caught his attention.Baker, who tore his ACL last spring, sat out the 2016 season with the Tigers because of the injury. He is set to graduate this spring and will be eligible to play immediately wherever he chooses to transfer, according to the NCAA graduate transfer rule. A rule OSU has become familiar with in the past several years, using it to land cornerback Lenzy Pipkins a season ago.According to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, Baker has scheduled two official visits: to OSU and to Texas Tech.The Cowboys will host him on March 4. Texas Tech will host him a week later on March 10.With OSU losing Ashton Lampkin and Lenzy Pipkins following the 2016 season, playing time is immediately available in Stillwater. That in itself might be a promising factor for a prospect looking to end his career on a high note as several others have done in Stillwater in recent years.Wherever he lands in the process will be a new start for a once promising prospect who sunk on the depth chart and had unfortunate injuries unravel his undergraduate career. Baker’s time at Clemson would have likely ended in a more prominent role in 2016, had it not been for the injury. And now Baker could be next in the long line of graduate transfers at Oklahoma State at a position that desperately needs bolstered before the 2017 season. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.