‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor Josh Radnor highlights mental health

first_imgActor and songwriter Josh Radnor performed three songs from his band Radnor & Lee and discussed how songwriting has become another creative outlet for him.  (Aamani Ponnekanti | Daily Trojan) Students also asked Radnor how to deal with feelings of self-doubt and tackling career transitions. The actor emphasized the significance of finding a mentor to build confidence and accepting the inevitable struggles of adulthood.  “A lot of people have the talent to be a professional actor; not everyone has the stomach,” Radnor said.  Many attendees asked Radnor about his most famous role as Ted Mosby from “How I Met Your Mother.” While Radnor said he appreciated his time on the show and the opportunities it provided him, he wishes fans could separate his identity from the sitcom personality. But, the actor still cherishes the enthusiasm and joy the series continues to provide its fans. “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor discussed his struggles with mental health and his success in the entertainment industry at Bovard Auditorium Thursday evening. Starting the event by passing out complimentary snacks to attendees, Radnor casually fielded questions from audience members.  “I don’t know a single person that has just an single uninterrupted rollercoaster of ‘this is only getting better,’” Radnor said. “It just doesn’t happen that way.”  Radnor was invited by the Academic Culture Assembly as the final speaker for Mental Health Awareness Month. He detailed his struggles with depression during the first few seasons of “How I Met Your Mother” and how celebrity status brought little fulfillment to his life. Radnor attributed multiple shamanic trips to Brazil, where he drank the hallucinogenic brew Ayahuasca, as an important turning point in his mental well-being.  “I don’t know what I did or what we did to have made a show that has a certain antidepressant quality to it, but it’s unbelievable,” Radnor said.center_img  “There was something about being demolished or bowing at the feet of that enormous medicine … It really gave me some sense of something much bigger than what was happening on CBS,” Radnor said.  Radnor does not recommend Ayahuasca for everyone but discussed the importance of therapy and meditation for improving his mental health.   For the theatre majors in the audience, Radnor recounted stories of failed acting endeavors and doled out advice on the need for perseverance in the entertainment industry. Radnor also spoke about how his love of stories translated into songwriting. After starting the band Radnor & Lee in 2016, music has become another creative outlet for the actor and director. He performed three of the duo’s songs at the lecture, including “Goodbye House” and “Apocalyptic Love Song.” Taylor Tryon, a junior majoring in economics, attended the event and found that, while tailored more toward creatives, Radnor’s advice on success was applicable to her own life. “The idea to just kind of keep centered and focused, and what’s meant for you will come, and what’s not won’t and that you just have to be along for the journey,” Tryon said.last_img read more

A Facebook recruitment post by members of the Brevard FOP has been removed

first_imgThe Fraternal Order of Police is the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the country, representing some 300,000 members across some 2,000 local “lodges.” Critics say the non-profit organization is a major obstacle to policing reform through their advocacy and deep ties to police unions.The President of the Brevard County lodge acknowledged that the post was legitimate and defended its recruiting efforts as well as the actions of the Buffalo and Atlanta police officers involved in the widely condemned incidents. Some of those officers have been arrested and face criminal charges.But Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey distanced himself from the Brevard F.O.P. posts in a statement on Facebook, calling them “extremely distasteful and insensitive to current important and critical issues that are occurring across our country.”Ivey said comments by the organization or its members have no connection to his agency and “do not in any way represent the views of our agency.”The post was later removed. A Brevard chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police deleted a controversial advertisement asking for officers involved in violent incidents in Buffalo, NY and Atlanta, GA, to join Florida police agencies.“Hey Buffalo 57… and Atlanta 6… we are hiring in Florida. Lower taxes, no spineless leadership, or dumb mayors rambling on at press conferences… Plus… we got your back! #lawandorderFlorida,” reads the June 6 post made at 1:21 a.m on the Brevard County F.O.P. Facebook page. The post, deleted sometime Monday morning garnered over 2,000 comments and 1,000 shares. last_img read more

Steelers need Ohio sweep to stay on top AFC North

first_imgThe Steelers (9-3) put together one of its best overall games of the season and possibly its best offensive half to defeat their arch rival Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) 35-7 to stay on top of the AFC North and keep pace with the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, and Baltimore Ravens with the best record in the AFC. This will be a short week for the Steelers, as they must take on division rival Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. Cleveland is the only team in the AFC North not battling for a playoff berth as they fell to 4-8 after losing to the Ravens last week 24-10. The defense once again showed why they are one of the two best in the NFL, as they forced turnovers by the Bengals and took advantage of them all. They stopped the running game making Cedric Benson a non factor, which put more pressure on rookie quarterback Andy Dalton and his crew of young receivers to make plays. But the defense responded by holding him in check as well. However the Steelers offense stole the show with a performance as good as it was bad last week versus the Kansas City Chiefs, putting 35 points on the board, 28 in the second quarter, their best performance since the 38-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans.They were impressive in every phase of the game. Rashard Mendenhall had 60 yards on 16 carries and 2 touchdowns, while Isaac Redman gave them the tough hard fought yardage with 51 yards on 8 carries. This kept the defense honest and confused as Ben Roethlisberger probably had his best game, even though his numbers weren’t as impressive. He was 15 of 23 for 176 yards and three touchdowns. The difference was the team’s effectiveness in the red zone; scoring all four times they got there, with Mike Wallace joining Mendenhall in the fun with two also on just 3 catches for 38 yards. Antonio Brown not only had a good game as a receiver with 2 catches for 67 yards but scored his first touchdown as a punt returner as he jetted past Bengals defenders for a 60 yard touchdown that pretty much put the game away.“The guys made plays,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said of his special teams. “We’ve gotten solid contributions from that group. They take a great deal of pride in what they do. They are a legitimate phase of our team, and we appreciate their efforts.”Thrust into the role of contender, the Bengals wilted in the spotlight, reverting back to the kind of mistakes they’ve avoided while rebuilding on the fly behind the tandem of Andy Dalton and A. J. Green. Cincinnati committed 10 penalties for 109 yards and offered little resistance to lose for the third time in four games.“They beat us in every area today—beat us on offense, beat us on defense, beat us in special teams,” Coach Marvin Lewis said after the game.Roethlisberger, who aggravated his injured thumb in practice during the week, overcame a slow start to lead the Steelers to their best scoring quarter in his career with 28 points. His final completion, a 9-yard toss to tight end David Johnson in the fourth quarter, was the 2,026th of his career, breaking Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw’s club record.Mendenhall tied Steelers legend Franco Harris for the most rushing touchdowns in his first four years in franchise history with 28.Hines Ward became the 19th player in NFL history to eclipse 12,000 career yards while James Harrison joined Chad Brown and Mike Merriweather as the only players in team history to record at least two three-sack games in the same season. Ward needs just 10 catches to reach 1,000 for his career.“It was great to get the win in our place,” said Tomlin.It was a very necessary AFC North winning performance by our guys. I loved the energy of the group in all three phases.”Ray Rice rushed for a career-high 204 yards on 29 carries, breaking loose on a game-changing 67-yarder in the third quarter, and the Ravens kept pace with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North by pounding Cleveland. Cleveland lost for the fifth time in six games, and the banged-up Browns have just three days to prepare for the Steelers.The Steelers’ 8:20 p.m. game Thursday night will be shown on NFL Network and locally on KDKA. TIES FRANCO—Rashard Mendenhall (34) runs through the Bengals defense, Dec. 4. Mendenhall had 60 yards on 16 carries and 2 touchdowns tying Steelers legend Franco Harris for the most rushing touchdowns in his first four years with 28. (Courier Photo/Thomas Sabol) last_img read more

Westport Winery Adds Patty Cakes to Bakery

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery owner Kim Roberts (left) and baker Patty O’Conner, creator of Patty Cakes.Westport Winery has added Patty Cakes to their bakery’s offerings. This is a recipe named after team member Patty O’Connor who has been making these decadent treats for the staff to rave reviews for several years. O’Connor said, “Everyone loves this amazing cross between a cupcake and a bar cookie.”O’Connor, who joined the then fledgling winery in 2008, is an avid home baker. Converting the recipes to the commercial kitchen was stressful but worth the challenge. Winery co-owner Kim Roberts said, “We created four unique variations of the Patty Cake: Tahitian Vanilla, Chocolate Brown Butter, Pineapple Upside-Down, and Pink Lemonade.”With the many berries grown on the winery’s Vineyards By-the-Sea farm O’Connor and Roberts also created the Ultimate Berry Shortcake which is a Tahitian Vanilla Patty Cake topped with vanilla bean ice cream, homemade berry compote, whipped cream, blackberry sauce and raspberry sauce.By popular demand from their guests the winery has added baked fish and chips with wild Alaskan cod and garlic Parmesan Yukon gold potato wedges on both their lunch and dinner menus. And to add a vegetarian option to their appetizers they created Northwest Nachos with Tillamook and Cougar Gold cheddars, green onions and tomatoes topped with winery co-owner Blain Roberts’ made-from-scratch guacamole.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with the unique outdoor sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best Northwest Wine Destination in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website atwww.westportwinery.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Peewee Reps

first_imgSandbags for a little extra weight and grip can purchased at Husky, 711, Taghum Shell, The Gas Bar, The Maple Leaf Store, Kaslo Building Supply, Forestry, Kokanee Marine and Kaslo Esso.This year is a special season for the Reps as Nelson plays host to the B.C. Hockey Peewee Rep Provincial Hockey Tournament in March.Teams from throughout the province will be in Nelson for the weeklong tourney.Mallard’s Source for sports applauds the Reps off-ice teamwork with Team of the Week honours.The team is pictured filling bag at the City of Nelson pit with head coach Jeff Hunt. It’s easy from the recent fall-like weather experienced in the region winter is but a distant memory.Which is why the Nelson Peewee Reps got together last month to fill a lot of sandbags to help motorists stay on the road during the expected winter weather — because winter will arrive as expected.last_img read more


first_imgA Coast Guard chopper anda  lifeboat have saved a Donegal trawler from sinking off the Co Cork coast.The trawler, the Paul Stephen, with four people on board, was about 18 miles south-east of Cork Harbour when it started taking on water.Pumping equipment was rushed to the scene. Weather conditions were rough, with force-eight winds and five-metre-high waves.The chopper from Waterford was scrambled and a lifeboat from Ballycotton was launched.The 17-metre trawler, out of Greencastle, was escorted to Ballycotton on her own steam as the crew used buckets to bail out water and the life boat volunteers kept a close watch.All crew are safe. © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com DONEGAL CREW RESCUED FROM SINKING TRAWLER was last modified: December 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:coast guarddonegaldonegaldaily.comGreencastlerescuetrawlerlast_img read more

Drive to help clear housing backlog

first_imgRay Maota Launched in 2010 by Minister TokyoSexwale, Lufhereng is a Department ofHuman Settlements housing developmentin the south of Johannesburg.. Minister of Human Settlements TokyoSexwale called on the private sector tohelp the government fulfil its obligationto give people affordable and dignifiedhousing.(Images: Ray Maota)MEDIA CONTACTS• Department of Human Settlements+27 12 421 1311The South African Department of Human Settlements recently launched a new campaign, appealing to the private sector to help it address the country’s housing backlog.Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale launched the “Each-One-Settle-One” campaign at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on 29 September 2011.The aim is to lobby various stakeholders, including the JSE’s Top 200 companies, to help in whatever way they can to supply decent shelter to those living in squalor.Sexwale said: “Government has built over 3-million subsidised housing units since 1994, but due to the increasing number of households, the decreasing household size and migration into urban areas, we cannot supply enough shelter for all.”According to the department, there are currently more than 2 500 slums accommodating homeless people in South Africa and increasing overcrowding in backyard dwellings. Some 2.1-million houses need to be built to provide 12-million people with decent living conditions.Subsidised housing costs the department R55 000 (US$6 000) per unit.The Human Settlements Department aims not only to build more houses, but to build communities with closer access to work and social amenities.More first-time homeownersImpala Platinum has joined the campaign by undertaking to provide 1 500 affordable, freestanding two- and three-bedroom units to its employees in Rustenburg, North West province, over three years.Some of the targeted employees are considered too risky by banks for financial assistance.Leon van Schalkwyk, group executive at Impala, said: “We are proud to be associated with the department in improving housing delivery and creating sustainable human settlements in South Africa, particularly in North West province.“The development is now sold out, which has enabled many employees to become first-time homeowners,” he added.Financial contributions to the campaign will be held in a separate bank account overseen by an independent board of trustees, while the department will hold quarterly media briefings to report on progress.These reports will also be available on the department’s website.Making the differenceIt is hoped that participation in the campaign will help South Africa achieve its goal of providing sustainable and dignified human settlements to all citizens.Individuals and companies can play their part by making financial pledges, donating their services, expertise, building material, time or land.Owners of homes whose employees live on their property can also help by providing permanent housing for their employee during his or her tenure.Socio-economic benefits of the campaign include job creation, skills development, individual dignity and community upliftment.Van Schalkwyk said: “Our goals are consistent with those of the campaign. We seek to build stable and sustainable communities and our investment in home ownership programmes underlies the company’s commitment to both its employees and the residents of North West province.”Endorsement by mining giantAnglo American Platinum (Amplats) has also thrown its weight behind the campaign.Amplats is building 20 000 houses for its employees over the next 10 years as part of its Employer Assisted Housing Scheme and will contribute R1.4-billion ($170-million) towards it.The mining giant will build 12 000 housing units in North West and 8 000 in Limpopo.More than 130 families have already moved into houses built in Seraleng in Rustenburg.These settlements are located close to the places where Amplats employees work.Khanyisile Kweyama, human resource executive at Amplats, said: “In everything we do, we strive to make a difference to the communities in which we operate and exceed their expectations.“Therefore, our housing initiative is in line with these values and emphasises our complete dedication to the sustainable development of these communities.”Kwayama added that the “Each-One-Settle-One” campaign is a great opportunity for the corporate sector to come together under one initiative, as a united approach can achieve more.last_img read more

Voodoo Funk: Ambassador of Afrobeat

first_img“I will not be mad when the supply of records runs dry and I’ll have to find different things to do. I’m only mad when someone else finds something before me.” (Image: Frank Gossner)• Frank GossnerDJVoodoo Funk • The joy of music reigns in Kinshasa’s veins • Celebrating ubuntu at New York’s Carnegie Hall • Blues guitar god Dan Patlansky to share stage with Springsteen • Uplifting township kids with music • African art scene blooms in South AfricaSulaiman PhilipFrank Gossner could see for miles. The sky was clear, the road in northern Benin stretched out straight as an arrow and the blacktop was fresh and smooth. The German DJ and his friend Landry were, to quote Elwood Blues, on a mission from God.Travelling through central Africa, Gossner was on the hunt for rare African blues, disco, Afrobeat and funk records from the sixties and seventies: vinyl that had been dumped in mouldy warehouses to rot, grooves to make a continent dance that had been forgotten by the fans, and in some cases even the musicians who created them.The journey along the new highway came to an abrupt and scary halt as a front tyre blew. The car swerved into oncoming traffic with a truck bearing down on them. But somehow Landry brought the car under control and eased it to a stop at the side of the road. The disintegrated tyre replaced and the fender reattached with wire, the clapped out Citroën crawled to Parakou. The first stop was a mechanic, and then Landry and Gossner visited the local Voudon priest. Voudon is the original animist religion of coastal Benin, Togo and parts of Ghana and Nigeria. Assured their trip was not cursed, but urging the pair to sacrifice a cow for the poor, he blessed their journey.Gossner grew up listening to his father’s classic rock collection before he discovered punk, which grew into an interest in American funk. His love of African funk and blues was born when he stumbled across a recording by Ghanaian Pax Nicholas in a crate of old vinyl from the Nigerian Tabansi record label in a Philadelphia record store in 2000.“Blues, funk even disco is African music brought back to Africa in the form of American funk, jazz and soul records. The music I collect and play in clubs is not rehashed American music, it is the triumphant homecoming of a music to its roots. West African musicians embraced this music, re-infused it with their own specific local African styles,” he says.“I don’t want to talk in stereotypes but to me the hardship experienced in everyday life in Africa often translates into a musicians’ ability to create music that feels just a little more vibrant and powerful than music recorded anywhere else. When I spoke to African musicians it was either that they came out of a long lineage of musicians with their entire family’s history and expectations firmly resting on their shoulders, or they came out of a family of non-musicians which made things even harder. In order to earn money with their musical abilities they had to work harder and push themselves even further.”Blown tyres and bumpy bus ridesGossner’s hardships, blown tyres, bumpy bus rides, armed militia curious about his presence, and insects crawling over him in warehouses where temperatures reached into the fifties are all documented in his blog, Voodoo Funk. It is also where you can find the hour-long mixes that he puts together from his latest discoveries.The often astonishing journey takes the listener into eccentric corners of music that once had the villages, cities and countries of Africa dancing. A recent mix – Life is a Game – includes Oya ka Jojo by the Beninese band Les Volcans. There is almost nothing to it. A simple snare drum builds into a heavy Afrobeat rhythm, a yelp and the music shifts into a volcanic Afro-Latin beat driven by trumpets. It’s a song that has to be listened to from beginning to end. For Gossner, the DJ, it is important that his audience hears a song from beginning to end, especially if it music they have never heard or danced to before. He believes that the rare and original African jams he plays creates a special vibe. He does not mix or match beats; all he does is play the music.“I have played West African records in clubs in North America, Europe, Thailand and Vietnam and the response is always without fail overwhelming. West African funk and Afrobeat records prove to be even more infectious on any dance floor than American records from the same period,” he adds.“I’m well aware that all that I am doing is simply playing other people’s music. I don’t add anything to it, but I do the best that I can to present it in the most joyous way possible to as many people as I can,” Gossner explains. It is his way of challenging as false claims that have been made that he is guilty of cultural imperialism. “Playing these records in clubs is my way of sharing my own personal enjoyment of this music. To see other people dance is the ultimate satisfaction for me.”A Coke with Mr MafaGossner lived in Conakry, Guinea, between 2005 and 2008, collecting, cataloguing and re-issuing African music. It was also the city where he found his first, and favourite, African record store. Mr Mafa’s shop was not really a shop; it was shipping container dumped on the banks of the Marché Niger that housed his record collection. You couldn’t buy records, but he would compile mixed tapes for his clients. “We would sit on his little wooden bench, drinking Coke and chatting about West African music. Bands like Poly Rythmo from Benin were real superstars in the seventies, touring from Senegal to Cameroon. Sadly it’s not there anymore; the city condemned it and Mr Mafa never got to re-open his store.”Buying music in parts of Africa can become an education in regional styles and taste. The dwindling number of record shops, like Mr Mafa’s, are usually just someone’s record collection. Gossner’s search has found him rummaging in basements in Sierra Leone, warehouses in Ghana, and record cabinets in Guinea. But no matter where it is, that moment before he opens the door or sits down in someone’s living room is the most intense feeling Gossner can imagine: “It’s a moment where just about anything is possible. You might only be seconds away from finding a record that you and perhaps nobody else from outside of the country or city has ever heard.”“It actually pretty much happened overnight in Africa that LPs got replaced by music cassettes.” (Image: Frank Gossner)The DJ is an atheist but he believes that fate has led him to some of his most interesting finds. Orlando Julius, one of the biggest names in Nigerian music, has been creating Afrofunk since the sixties and in his 50-odd years has recorded for local and international labels. In the 1970s he recorded an album for Phillips just as the company was leaving Africa. “They did a lousy job of distributing that record, but it is Orlando’s finest recording from the 1970s. If fate had not directed me to a certain place at a certain time, it might have remained forgotten forever.”Soldiers are like zombiesAs he does for some of his favourites, Gossner wanted to re-issue the Julius recording. He contacted the musician and found that he could not even remember recording it. He has also re-issued music by Ghanaian band Psychedelic Aliens as well as the record that began his African quest. “I found Pax Nicholas in Berlin. Talking to him about African music was amazing. He told me about Fela Kuti and being there when Nigerian soldiers stormed Fela’s compound in retaliation for him saying soldiers were like zombies,” he recalls.“One of my favourite projects was re-releasing the Psychedelic Aliens disc. The band had recorded just eight tracks in their entire career and they are among the rarest Ghanaian records. I also got to re-release the Freedom Family album with the help of band leader Albert Jones, who had the most vivid memory of any musician from this era I have ever met.”Beyond the warmth of the sound produced by vinyl, the cover art is just as important to record buyers. African labels, no matter their size, went to as much trouble as their Western counterparts in creating memorable sleeves. “There was a strong post-colonial sense of cultural identity in the music and the art work. The sleeves were influenced by the bold shapes and bright colours of Africa and are incredibly powerful and edgy. Then in many cases the covers were printed by hand in the silk screening process which often added a whole special aesthetic. I’ve been planning on doing a coffee table book on West African record cover art for many years but since I’m still adding to my collection to this very day, I will probably wait a little longer to be able to include as many covers as possible.”Gossner lives in Costa Rica these days, but still travels the world introducing his African discoveries to appreciative and growing audiences. His collection is often refreshed by contacts he made while in Africa, who dig through crates and warehouses for a diminishing trove of African classics.“You can’t even begin to salvage everything. What I have is only just a small piece of a big, lost puzzle.” (Image: Frank Gossner)Forest of perfectionTraditional Manding music from Guinea and Mali, especially the musicians who paired their traditional instruments with electric guitars and tube amplifiers; and blues of Nigeria, especially the music of St Augustine and Mochico Bay, is music he collects to listen to at home. He says that he can hear the influence African music still has on popular formats around the world. Everything from the blues and jazz to hip hop and salsa have been influenced by African rhythms.“In a way you could say that African music is being celebrated all over the world, every hour of every day. It’s sad though that many Africans are so unaware of the continent’s contribution to the cultural evolution of mankind.” But it is not just the music that has him coming back at least once a year on record finding expeditions. The sights and sounds and people of Africa are also a large part of the attraction. And there is the chance of finding a record that no-one has heard outside the village he is in, of course.“It was early in the morning, a friend had taken me to N’Zerekore [the forest region of Guinea] and we were going to the last row of houses before the forest began. Children were bringing out stacks and stacks of records. It was misty and I could hear all these birds and forest creatures. It was one of those moments of perfection that you get to enjoy once in a lifetime.” “You still find stuff that was unknown. It is weird to see such a vibrant scene completely cease to exist.” (Image: Frank Gossner)last_img read more

Video: Texas And Baylor Nearly Brawled In Overtime Tonight

first_imgTexas and Baylor almost fight during game.Texas hosted No. 14 Baylor tonight, and the Longhorns needed the win to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. They won 61-59 in overtime on a runner by guard Isaiah Taylor, but not before seven players from both teams were ejected following a serious scuffle in the extra session.The scrum started near the scorers table and resulted in multiple players leaving their respective benches. Assistant coaches and referees had to break up the action.A look at the fracas in Austin. Several #Texas players left the bench area, to join the scrum Maybe 1-2 #Baylor plyrs pic.twitter.com/eBTDmN7gD4— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieTV) March 3, 2015Here’s a glance at the seven players who got the boot for their roles in the near melee.Seven players (4 Texas, 3 Baylor) have been ejected in #BAYvsTEX. pic.twitter.com/Kq3LvsYmqC— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) March 3, 2015Amazingly, Taylor, who was involved in starting the entire incident, not only didn’t get ejected but ended up winning the game with his floater in the lane. Longhorns head coach Rick Barnes needed this win, but it’ll be interesting to see if players from either team are suspended moving forward.last_img read more

Mississippi State Releases Hype Video For Arkansas Game

first_imgA general view of Mississippi State's football field.STARKVILLE, MS – OCTOBER 13: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and Mississippi State Bulldogs on October 13, 2012 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)Mississippi State can no longer win the SEC West after a loss to Alabama this past Saturday, but the Bulldogs still have a lot to play for. MSU, at 7-3, still has a chance to post a 10-win season for just the fourth time in school history. The Bulldogs will need to get things started with a strong bounce-back performance against red-hot Arkansas this weekend.Wednesday, the school released a two-minute hype video to tease the contest. Check it out:The Bulldogs and the Razorbacks are set for a 7:00 PM ET kick off.last_img read more