After revealing their involvement with the Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary earlier today, The String Cheese Incident has confirmed plans for a major spring tour celebration. Through 13 dates, the band will hit venues in Colorado, Utah and Nevada for a Winter Carnival 2017 – Roots Revival tour.The shows will run from March 3rd at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO and run through the 19th at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay, NV. Excluding the performance in Crested Butte, CO, all of the shows announced are part of multi-night runs from The String Cheese Incident. All of the venues chosen will be quite intimate, allowing for some up close and personal Cheese action!Take a look at the full schedule below. Tickets will be released via SCI Ticketing this Wednesday, January 11th at 11am MST, followed by a public on-sale on Friday, January 13th through venue outlets.
A 30-point, nine-rebound effort by co-captain Jeremy Lin ’10 may not have been enough to help the Harvard men’s basketball team defeat the University of Connecticut (UConn) in their 79-73 loss to the No. 13-ranked Huskies on Dec. 6, but it did earn the senior guard his second Ivy Player of the Week award this season.Lin, who also recorded three steals and two blocks, shot 11 for 18 from the floor and played all but three minutes in the game.The 6-foot-3 guard’s performance came just days after recording 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals in the Crimson’s 85-64 blowout of Rice (Dec. 2).Lin currently ranks third in the Ancient Eight in scoring, seventh in rebounding, second in steals, and fourth in blocked shots.Off to its best start since the 2002-03 season, Harvard is beginning to look like an Ivy League contender with an undefeated home record (4-0) and an overall record of 6-2.Tonight (Dec. 9) Harvard will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on the Boston College Eagles in a rematch of last year’s shocker, in which the Crimson upset the No. 17-ranked Eagles by a score of 82-70.
Going into the 2008-09 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball season, few thought scoring would be a problem for UW’s starting guards.A pair of juniors — Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon — were each coming off breakout years.Bohannon gave the Badgers everything he could coming off the bench, and he was rightfully awarded the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year trophy in 2008. Although Hughes wasn’t formally recognized for his play at the point, he was a major scoring threat for Wisconsin, averaging 11.2 points per game last year.But what most thought the Badgers would miss so much — Michael Flowers’ defensive play — seems to have become a mere memory, with good reason.While Bohannon has continued stroking three pointers — 36.5 percent from beyond the arc — it has been Hughes’ defense that has kept the Badgers’ opponents in check.That is not to say he hasn’t been challenged; several of the teams Wisconsin has faced can boast about their stellar guard play.In UW’s game against Purdue, Hughes was assigned standout guard E’Twaun Moore. Normally averaging 14.3 points per game, Hughes held him to four points on 1-for-12 shooting.Against Penn State, Hughes took on Talor Battle, the Big Ten’s top scorer. Although the Badgers barely eked out that 65-61 win, Hughes held Battle to a mere six points on 2-for-11 shooting.Still don’t believe me?After losing to Texas, the Badgers faced Michigan, where they would be challenged with yet another strong guard in Manny Harris. Among the leaders in scoring in the Big Ten at 18.3 points per game, Hughes once again won the battle on the defensive side of the court. Harris was held to only nine points, shooting 3-for-13.So, what does this mean for Hughes, or even more importantly, for the Badgers?Well, if those recent games show us anything, it is that Badger fans aren’t missing Michael Flowers nearly as much as they thought they would.Say what you will about Hughes’ overall play, but those accusations are poorly backed at best. He has improved in nearly every aspect of his game, and his defensive effort has been the most important attribute brought to the team this season.Hughes has struggled late in games, however. Aside from a game-winning shot against Virginia Tech in the ACC Big Ten Challenge, he folded against Marquette and Texas in those two eventual losses. Instead of looking for an open shooter, he tried to carry the team on his back by forcing shots.Nevertheless, Hughes’ vast improvements outlast his few blunders. Even on the offensive end, he has become a much better ball handler and is not afraid to take control of the game.Last year, in his first season as a starter, Hughes struggled to control the ball, averaging over two turnovers a game. This season, he dropped that turnover average by nearly a full point and increased his assist total, proving he is worthy of leading the team.His field goal percentage has risen from 39.4 to 44 percent, and his 3-point shooting has similarly improved.At the moment, he might not be the player the Badgers should give the ball to in key situations, but at least the Badgers can rely on him to stop his man and get the ball in the hoop.So, say what you will about Trevon Hughes, but keep in mind that he has another season-and-a-half to improve. Remember that, as much as you might miss Michael Flowers, he was never the scorer Hughes is.Who knows? With another full year to improve under head coach Bo Ryan, maybe Hughes will surpass Flowers in all aspects of the game — yes, even defense.After guarding Texas standout guard A.J. Abrams, Hughes declared himself the team police officer on defense, showing he’s ready to be a leader on that side of the court.“I tried my best on [Abrams],” he said. “He was just in and out. It was like [he was] speeding through traffic in the 65 lane, and I’m telling you to slow down before I get my ticket.”So, for those facing off against Hughes, make sure you’re not speeding, because he’ll slow you down.Jonah is a sophomore majoring in journalism and Hebrew. How much are the Badgers missing Michael Flowers? Have different opinions about Trevon Hughes’ play? Jonah can be reached at [email protected]
Ghana striker Dominic Adiyiah has begun training with Swedish top-flight side Malmo FF after turning down Kalmar FF, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.Sources at the club told Ghana’s leading football portal that the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup Most Valuable Player and top scorer met expectations.“We’ve watched Dominic Adiyiah a while longer and think he has qualities that can bring where his style of play can give us new options,” Malmo’s sporting director Daniel Andersson said.Malmo have former Heart of Lions striker Benjamin Fadi in their books and could be set to increase the rank of Ghanaians by signing Adiyiah.The 23-year-old trained with Kalmar FF last week and played in two pre-season friendlies but could not reach a deal with them.Adiyiah is available on a free after terminating his contract with Ukrainian side Arsenal Kyiv. The former AC Milan player is in search of regular playing time to see if he can gatecrash Ghana’s World Cup squad.Adiyiah was part of the Black Stars set-up which played Egypt in Cairo last November in the return leg World Cup playoff.He was part of Ghana’s squad which reached the last eight of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.