It’s hard to imagine that one of the heaviest of heavy metal guitar gods as a baby, but 54 years ago today, that’s exactly how Metallica‘s James Hetfield entered the world. As a young boy, Hetfield was always delighted by the music that his opera singing mother filled the house with, and wanted to join in. Hetfield started out on the piano and switched to drums, before he finally picked up a guitar and found his path towards mega-stardom. Inspired by classic rockers like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and The Misfits, he developed into a versatile fretboard wizard, capable of picking lightning fast leads but also able to churn out pace-setting, dark power chords to back up his trademark throaty howl.As Hetfield turned thirteen his parents divorced, and his father disappeared from his life completely. That emotional void would contribute to the darkening of James’ worldview and emotional stability, a topic he would speak on with great impact in the Dustin Hunt film Absent. This simmering anger, focused through his words and trademark low slung guitar, was fuel waiting for a spark that was soon to come in an unlikely way.Hetfield answered an ad posted in the Los Angeles metro area newspaper The Recycler that read “Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with, Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden.” His odds were good at getting the gig, since his was one of only two responses. Luckily for him and us all, the encounter spawned a true friendship with Lars Ulrich that rests at the heart of the Metallica, the biggest hard rock band the world has ever seen. Quickly recruiting bass player Cliff Burton and original lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (Replaced early on by band mainstay Kirk Hammett), Metallica was born in crashing waves, thunderous drumbeats, and squealing guitars.Quickly leaving the pretentious party scene of LA behind for a new home base of San Francisco, the band was developing worldwide appreciation for their fusion of naked aggression, musical intricacy, and lyrical brutal honesty. Sneering at the make-up wearing glam rockers dominating the charts and bigger venues, Hetfield and Metallica made it their mission to never compromise in their pursuit of perfection. That drive and perseverance honed and perfected a less a music style than a full-on battle cry. Songs like “Hit The Lights” and “Am I Evil” were a call to action among their fans that exploded into reality, in the form of head banging free-for-alls in the clubs and crowds wherever they played.The first two Metallica albums, Metal Up Your Ass and Ride The Lightning saw incredible sales relative to the size of the genre’s audience, and paved the way for international tours that saw them leapfrog more established acts they had previously opened for, like Venom. A choice gig as the opener for Ozzy Osborne‘s 1986 Ultimate Sin Tour helped make their third album, the game-changing Master Of Puppets, a multi-platinum seller that brought their music to a more mainstream audience. Unfortunately, the tragic death of bassist and true brother-in-arms Cliff Burton days after their last show with Osborne would cause a chain reaction, nearly destroying the band and Hetfield himself.Though the next fifteen years would see incredible success for the band, Hetfield’s sadness and frustration would find expression in angry outbursts and epic drinking binges. While his playing would always manage to stay sharp enough for shows, his inter-personal skills deteriorated quickly. Jason Newstead, who had been brought in to replace the late Burton, became a lightning rod for hazing that soon evolved into near constant abuse, often led by Hetfield. Finally, with his home life and band teetering on the brink, he entered an intensive rehabilitation program in a desperate effort to regain control of his life.The whole process of returning from rehab and recording the newest album was the heart of the documentary Some Kind Of Monster that gave the world an unexpectedly frank look into the lives of the band. Hetfield was remarkably tame after his self correcting ordeal, and cameras caught it all. While some fans decried the taming of the metal maven, he at last found himself transitioning from the senseless anger of his youth into a healthy, focused, yet still fairly angry adulthood.In managing to defy the conventional image of a rocker, Hetfield and his now clean and sober ways have served as a positive force among the fan base. His is an open example to the millions of Metallica fans that real life health and sanity is more important in the long run than any addiction, no matter how good or strong it feels. Making the fact that we all need to lean on others from time to time less of a stigma in so many minds has surely saved lives.He always seems ready to help a good cause, such as his recent acoustic performance for Acoustic 4-A-Cure to help fight pediatric cancer. His support of any form of cancer research makes perfect sense, given the tragic loss of his mother, and he has made the performances a chance to be present in the lives of at least one of his children in a special way. Check out his acoustic duet with his daughter on the Adele tune “Crazy For You” from this year’s fundraiser below:In their 35 years, Metallica changed the face of heavy metal, and James Hetfield has been a big part of that. From the raw power and wild abandon of their beginnings to the focused drive to reach new heights that followed, Hetfield helped make music and memories that changed lives. In managing to work through the difficulties any group of people would face over the course of a multi-decade partnership, they are a testament to the ability of music to unite. An entire generation of music fans know what metal should sound, look and most importantly feel like thanks to riffs that have come screaming out of his guitars and amplifiers.In celebration of Hetfield’s birthday here are a pair of shows representing the past and the present of the band that headbanged their way into the record books with 100 million albums sold worldwide, nine Grammys and countless ticket sales. The first is a special look back at a classic moment in the band’s history when Cliff Burton still plucked the bass strings and the fans were in lockstep as they marched to the beat of the heaviest band in the land.Here’s Metallica playing Germany’s Metal Hammer Fest in 1985:And to close out this birthday retrospective, here’s Metallica’s completely unhinged show from earlier this year. A full-length hi-def homecoming at San Francisco’s AT&T Park in front of a rabid sold-out crowd of joyous fans. Enjoy!
GHOST-NOTE // US Tour Dates10/9 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge10/10 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House10/11 – Chicago, IL – 1st Ward Chop Shop10/12 – Detroit, MI – Detroit Institute of Music Education10/13 – Grand Rapids, IA – Founders10/14 & 10/15 – Toronto, CAN – The Rex10/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s10/17 – Washington, D.C. – Gypsy Sally’s10/18 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall10/19 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre10/20 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In10/21 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 510/23 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo10/24 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile10/25 – Houston, TX – Last Concert Cafe10/26 – Dallas, TX – Deep EllumEU/UK Tour Dates11/5 – Göteborg, Sweden – Nefertiti11/6 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fasching11/8 – Oslo, Norway – Cosmopolite11/9 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Jazz Onze Plus11/10 – Ingolstadt, Germany – Ingolstädter Jazztage11/11 – Ulm, Germany – Roxy11/12 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal11/14 – Berlin, Germany – Quasimodo11/15 – Bielefeld, Germany – 15 Bunker Ulmenwall,11/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Super Sonic Jazz Festival11/17 – Heerlen, Netherlands – Jazz Out11/18 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Bird11/20 – Leiden, Netherlands – Scheltema11/21 – Paris, France – Badaboum11/23 – London, England – Ronnie Scott’s11/24 – Munich, Germany – Unterfahrt11/25 – Bari, Italy – Teatro Forma11/27 – Pisa, Italy – Lumiere / Pisa JazzView All Tour Dates Ghost-Note, the musical brainchild of multi-Grammy Award-winning artists Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, will make their European debut next fall. Following their upcoming October tour—which will take them through major cities across North America including Memphis, TN; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; New Orleans, LA; Dallas, TX; and so many more–Ghost-Note will head overseas for a series of dates this November.From November 5th through the 27th, Ghost-Note will visit 18 oversea cities, with performances in Norway, Switzerland, France, and England, with multiple dates scheduled throughout Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands. and Italy.The seven-piece ensemble is comprised of Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. (bass), Xavier Taplin (keys), Vaughn “V-Keys” Henry (keys), Peter Knudsen (guitar) and Jonathan Mones (alto sax & flute) alongside Werth and Sput. After launching their debut record, Fortified, in 2015 to showcase the diverse musical landscape of Dallas, TX, Snarky Puppy cohorts Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth found their identity in the Ghost-Note moniker. This past spring, pair headed back into the studio for the follow-up release, Swagism, which garnered a #1 position on the iTunes jazz charts. Swagism showcases an evolved sound, elaborating on the sonically powerful and diverse talents of each individual member of the group, and features over 20 guest musicians, including Kamasi Washington, Karl Denson, Nigel Hall, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and many more. Listen to Ghost-Note’s Swagism below:Ghost-Note – Swagism – Full AlbumLive performances of the unique supergroup have been scarce, until now. Catch them in a city near you. Tickets for the upcoming tour dates are on sale now on the band’s official website. Check out a list of their upcoming tour dates below:
* six from Nueva Vizcaya State University * five from Saint Joseph College of Maasin, Leyte* four from STI College-Cotabao * three from the University of Mindanao, Davao CityCHED chairman Prospero de Vera III thanked Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and DOT in Boracay for working together to help bring the students back to their families. But due to limited flight availability, however, only 45 out of a total 64 were accommodated.“The remaining students will stay in Boracay until a flight to their provinces is available and when there is assurance that their respective local governments will allow them to enter their respective province,” CHED added.Here’s the list of the students from the following colleges/universities who arrived in Manila on May 2: Meanwhile, the other students in Boracay waiting for their sweeper flights are the following:* seven from Colegio de Kidapawan * seven from Lorma Colleges, La Union Forty-five out of 64 on-the-job training students stranded in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan due to the enhanced community quarantine brought by coronavirus disease 2019 return to Luzon through sweeper flights on May 2. The other students remain in the island until sweeper flights to their respective provinces are available and their respective local government units will allow them to go home. CHED MANILA – On-the-job training students from Luzon who were stuck in the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan during the enhanced community quarantine caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were flown to Manila, according to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). * four from Benguet State UniversityCHED said that from Manila, the transport of the students going back to their respective provinces were organized by their respective schools.The students from Lorma Colleges are quarantined at a hotel in San Fernando, La Union and are being monitored by their Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, while the students from Benguet State University are observing isolation at their school’s guest house.“The rest of the students will be directly brought home for the needed 14-day mandatory quarantine,” CHED added. * 28 from Nueva Ecija University of Science & Technology “We are continuously monitoring the plight of stranded students all over the country and will assure their families that we will do everything to bring them home,” he added. CHED said that the Hotel and Restaurant Management students were able to return through sweeper flights organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT). According to De Vera, the students who have been stranded in other parts of the country due to the pandemic can participate in CHED’s “Survey on Stranded Students in the Philippines during the ECQ” through this link: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDOaEGCCCvlCunoIhlT2dqxV4XsGJs_8_9ZuIzEvq8Mlk11g/viewform) or coordinate with their respective schools for assistance./PN
1. Prud’homme et al, “Body plan innovation in treehoppers through the evolution of an extra wing-like appendage,” Nature Volume: 473 (05 May 2011), pp. 83�86, doi:10.1038/nature09977.By making evolution mean anything, they make it mean everything – and therefore nothing. By creating an illusion of progress, evolutionists have created the perfect conspiracy: a way to snow the public under the banner of science, using the Stuff Happens Law (SHL). Philosophers may realize that “stuff happens” amounts to a failure of scientific explanation, but by calling it something more sophisticated – evolution – evolutionists can tinker with it in countless ways. Being inherently flexible, the Stuff Happens Law lends itself to endless corollaries that can be couched in Darwinian jargon.Strange stuff happens (evolutionary reversal)Stuff happens at any speed (evolutionary stasis or radiation)Stuff happens by surprise (evolutionary innovation)Stuff re-happens (circular evolution)Stuff survives happenstance (living fossils)Stuff makes other stuff happen (humans affecting biology by “unnatural selection”)As long as creative minds inhabit evolutionary biology labs, the future looks bright for endless twists on Darwin’s tale. Whether this amounts to science is an entirely different question. (Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolution is a strange theory; it goes forwards, backwards, sideways and nowhere, fast or slow, up or down, inside out and outside in. Here are some examples that contradict the slow, gradual picture of progress that was so popular in Victorian England.Re-using lost genes: Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are claiming that evolution dug into an old bag of tricks and pulled out something lost 200 years ago. “Ever since Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution in 1859, scientists have wondered whether evolutionary adaptations can be reversed,” the press release from MIT News said. Examples have been the re-evolution of wings in insects (see 05/28/2003). Using a computational model, Jeff Gore at the university decided that evolution can reverse itself, but only if fewer than four mutations were involved. He studied bacteria that achieved resistance to an antibiotic named cefotaxime. It took five mutations to confer resistance; there were 120 ways to get all five, but only 18 could actually occur, he found. The article did not get back to the question of how insects could re-evolve wings – a reversal that would seem to involve many more than four mutations. It also repeated the discredited idea that the human appendix is no longer needed.Going nowhere: New Scientist announced in a bold headline, “Horsetail fossil tells tale of plant evolution.” But when the reader looks for said evolution, there is none to be found except a tale indeed. Alan Channing [Cardiff U] found a fossilized horsetail that must have been preserved in a hot spring environment. It looks modern: “Though a new species, the fossilised plant is quite similar to some horsetails living today with a single upright evergreen shaft,” the article confessed. While admitted that horsetails have had a “contested evolutionary history” that Channing’s work now “clears up,” the article went on to say that “The findings suggest horsetails experienced only modest innovations in their long evolutionary history.” Innovations? The article presented no evidence of ancestors of horsetails. Worse, Channing’s study pushes the origin of modern-looking horsetails back another 14 million years, to 150 million years before the present. The fossil preserved “not only stems but also leaf sheaths, roots and reproductive structures.” It’s as if this plant popped into existence 150 million years ago and never dreamt up any new innovations all the way to the present except, if anything, the older ones were bigger and better: “Today’s horsetail plants are living fossils, the only surviving members of the class Equisetopsida, the article ended. “For more than a 100 million years, Equisetopsida plants dominated the understory of the late Mesozoic period forests, stretching up to 30 metres high.”Evolution in reverse: PhysOrg tells us that cicada-like insects called treehoppers cast aside their front wings 200 million years ago, only to call them up into service as headgear. “That’s probably shocking news if you are an entomologist, and challenges some very basic ideas about what makes an insect an insect, the researchers said.” Strange things happen in evolution. “But then, some 50 million years ago, something strange happened to the cicada-like treehoppers: they once again sprouted wing-like structures from the top of the first segment of the thorax.” But they didn’t flap: “Some of these wildly divergent extrusions resemble thorns, others look like antlers, and still others like aggressive ants or animal droppings, creating one of Nature’s most exotic menageries.” It wasn’t clear if the capitalized Nature referred to the outdoors or the journal Nature, where the study made the cover story.1 What does this mean for evolutionary theory? “Evolution is usually described as linear, but these modified wings suggested the process had come full circle.” Turning evolution into a personified inventor, French biologist Benjamin Prud’homme said, “This extra pair of wings was not needed for flight, but nor did it prevent it. So it became raw material for evolution to play with.” A co-author said that the study shows “how development abilities can be lost or silenced over millions of years, only to be redeployed to contribute to the evolution of a complex and beautiful appendage.” The abstract of the Nature paper remarked, “This innovation in the insect body plan is an unprecedented situation in 250 Myr of insect evolution.” The paper claimed this required no new genetic information: “We submit that morphological innovations can arise from the deployment of existing but silenced developmental potentials, therefore requiring not so much the evolution of new genetic material but instead the expression of these potentials.”Evolution in hiding: Biologists who study fungi have found an embarrassing surprise: according to PhysOrg, “a hitherto unknown type of fungi which has fundamentally expanded the scientific understanding of this group of organisms.” A British team has uncovered a whole new group of fungi which they named cryptomycota – hidden fungi.Dr Tom Richards, from the University of Exeter’s Biosciences department and the Natural History Museum London, said: “This study has been very surprising – not least because the original sample came from the nearby pond. Fungi have been well studied for 150 years and it was thought we had a good understanding of the major evolutionary groups, but these findings have changed that radically. “Current understanding of fungal diversity turns out to be only half the story – we’ve discovered this diverse and deep evolutionary branch in fungi that has remained hidden all this time.”Cryptomycota apparently lack a rigid cell wall. What does this mean? The article referred to the fungus as either an “intermediate state” or a “living fossil,” but admitted that it must be successful: “Despite lacking the tough cell wall, they seem still to be very successful in the environment because of their extensive diversity and cosmopolitan distribution.” The discovery also points out that biologists may be oblivious to large segments of the living world: “Until recent years, researchers investigating microbial diversity have sampled by growing microbes in lab cultures, but now it seems that the vast majority of life forms are never captured using these methods – meaning most of the evolutionary complexity of life remains unsampled.”Evolution by loss: A lizard in Cambodia has no legs or eyes. The BBC News has a picture of what looks like an earthworm, but is a “legless lizard” that has also lost its eyes. Uncommon Descent teased about “Evolution as loss of function.”Unnatural selection: What would you call “unnatural selection”? Would it be synonymous with intelligent design? Not according to Michael Le Page at New Scientist, who has been writing a series about how humans are harming the environment with their pesticides, hunting, climate change, pollution, diseases, and shuffling of invasive species. He left begging the question of whether humans were naturally selected to do this.
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Part One:It’s easy to get trapped in the belief that you are hiring salespeople only for a certain set of skills. You focus your time and attention on what it is you want salespeople to do in the way of activities. The salesperson’s skills, their attributes, and their beliefs must be considered, but they often crowd out one of the most important constituencies you should be considering: your prospective clients.The first test to add to your evaluation is whether the salesperson you are considering is the person you want to deliver to your prospective and future clients.You are hiring for your prospects and clients.It makes sense to ask yourself some questions to include your prospect’s and client’s needs as part of your evaluation.Will your prospective clients want to buy from this person?Does she have the proper beliefs, attitude, and skills to actively work with your prospective clients to help them get the results they seek?Will she be someone that they trust and consider part of their management team?Who Are You Adding to Your Prospect’s Team?You spend a lot of time considering your value proposition, what you deliver to your clients and how you deliver it. You also spend a lot of time considering how you compete and win. It very much matters who you place at the intersection of creating value for your prospects and who represents you as you compete for opportunities.Your prospective client’s decisions about whether or not to buy from the salesperson you have offered them is a real evaluation of how well you made your hiring decision. It’s worth considering—especially when the salesperson is part of the solution.Were the last three or four salespeople you hired the right people for your prospective clients and clients?What really makes a salesperson the right salesperson to deliver to your prospects and clients?How instrumental is the salesperson in understanding your prospective client’s need and delivering the right solutions?If you were in your prospective client’s position, what would you want your company to deliver in the way of a salesperson?PART TWO:This is the second of three tests. Now you have looked at the sales person from you prospect’s perspective. You have to make a similar decision: Do I want to work with this salesperson every day?Part of Your TeamSometimes you may hire as if it’s enough that the person you hire can do the job for which you are hiring them. Rarely is this ever true. We spend most of our waking hours at work, and that means we often spend more time with the people we work with than we do with our family and friends.The salesperson’s cultural fit cannot be overlooked.It is important that the salesperson you hire fits you and your team. You are going to have to manage the salesperson, and that means you are going to spend time with them. You have to make a determination as to how well you believe you can work together.The rest of your team is also going to have to work with this person, including the parts of your organization outside of sales. As the salesperson works on opportunities, delivering will require that they work with your operations team, your accounting team, your risk team, and your management team. Are they the right fit? Is this someone who is going to be easily brought into the company and the culture?It’s easy to believe when hiring that it is enough that the person can do the job. But if they aren’t someone that you and your team are going to want to work with on a daily basis, then it is going to be difficult to for either the salesperson or the team to produce results.This doesn’t mean that the salesperson doesn’t also need to possess all the skills, abilities, beliefs and behaviors that the position requires. But you have to want to work with the salesperson you are hiring, just as your client is going to have to want to work with them.Do you consider how much time you are going to have to spend with a potential team member and your willingness to do so?What attributes, like likeability, are important when considering adding a salesperson to your team?What kind of person do they need to be to navigate your company successfully? What kind of relationships will they need and who with?PART THREE :This third test is really more about you than it is about the salesperson, and this test is often the real determinant as to whether or not your salesperson will succeed or fail.This test is: How willing are you to take the actions necessary to ensure that this salesperson succeeds?Your Commitment to Your SalespeopleOnce you hire this person to sell for you, you are committed to doing all that is in your power to ensure that they succeed (this is, in part, why it is so important that they are a great cultural fit).As their sales manager or sales leader, you will have to invest your limited time and energy in this salesperson’s success. You will have to make certain that the salesperson has all of the training, the tools, and technologies to succeed in their role. You will also have to sure that they are successfully on-boarded, successfully introduced into the culture, and that they know how to navigate the organization to get results.These tasks fall to you as a commitment that you make when you hire a salesperson, and so your willingness to give this salesperson your time and support is critical.A Greater Commitment StillOnce you have hired the salesperson, you are also going to have to be willing to help them with any shortcomings they have in their sales skills, their sales behaviors, and actions, as well as their beliefs about sales. If you discover that they aren’t exactly where they need to be in regard to the skills and attributes they need to succeed, by hiring them, you are committed to helping them.Because these are often more challenging issues to help the salesperson improve, this is a greater commitment. You may not be able to uncover the areas that need improvement during the interviewing process, so you must be certain that you believe strongly enough in the salesperson’s ability to learn, as well as your commitment to ensuring their success before you hire them.What commitment do you make by hiring a salesperson and adding them to your team?What does that commitment require of you as their sales manager or sales leader?Can your newly hired salesperson be expected to perform as well as she needs to if you withhold your full support?These three tests will help you hire salespeople that can and will succeed.
Graduate transfer U continues to build it’s already impressive resume. For a fourth straight year, the Cowboys are expected to add a veteran defensive player to the group in Louisiana-Monroe cornerback Lenzy Pipkins. Pipkins confirmed to PFB that he does intend to transfer to OSU. The transfer was first reported by gopokes.com.If there ever was a year when a veteran presence will be needed at cornerback, it’s this year. The Cowboys return several players with experience at the position in Ashton Lampkin and Ramon Richards. But beyond that, the group of cornerbacks is extremely young and inexperienced with the biggest loss being all Big 12 performer Kevin Peterson from last years crew. The 2016 recruiting class consisted of a large haul at the position with three true freshmen in AJ Green, Madre Harper and Rodarius Williams, and also junior college transfer Malik Kearse joining the program. But another veteran presence in Pipkins is a big get for Gundy and the gang.Pipkins was a late bloomer on the recruiting radar, which explains why he only held one offer coming out of high school. He played just one season of high school football, where he recorded 52 tackles, seven pass breakups and an interception as a senior for Mansfield.Last season, Pipkins had 48 tackles, played in 13 games and made 10 starts. He had three interceptions during his time as ULM, per his athletics dept. bio. He is expected to graduate in May and will be eligible via the graduate transfer rule for next season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Juventus chief Fabio Paratici named Sporting Director of the Yearby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sports chief Fabio Paratici has collected an award at the Globe Soccer Awards.Paratici was named Best Sporting Director of the Year in Dubai.“I am very happy and it is a great honour to receive this award. I would like to thank the club and my staff,” said Paratici on the stage.“Juventus are a great club with an incredible history and I am happy and proud to work for this club.“I think Juventus are experiencing one of the best moments of its history. We’ve won so many titles in recent years, built a competitive squad and added Cristiano Ronaldo, so we must continue along this path.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
UNLV’s men’s basketball team will honor its former coach, Jerry Tarkanian, with a commemorative patch on their jerseys the remainder of this season. Tarkanian, who coached the Rebels from 1973-92, winning the national championship in 1990, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84. UNLV (14-10, 5-6 MWC) will sport a black “TARK” patch, paying tribute to their former coach known to many as “Tark the Shark.” #UNLVmbb will wear patches that look like this the rest of the season pic.twitter.com/NE9lWzsqbR— Taylor Bern (@TaylorBern) February 11, 2015Tarkanian was one of the greatest coaches college basketball has ever seen, recording 729 wins across all divisions. UNLV is set to face Air Force in Colorado on Saturday.
NCAA.It appears we’re only a short time away from learning what kind of trouble North Carolina’s athletic department is in with the NCAA. According to InsideCarolina.com, the Tar Heels have received their Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but won’t be releasing the details of the report until a later date. The NCAA re-opened its 2011 investigation into North Carolina’s athletic department in 2014. BREAKING: #UNC Notice of Allegations has arrived from NCAA. Story: http://t.co/tlCYi18qKg pic.twitter.com/e5YOogQb30— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) May 22, 2015It’s probably time to start crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, North Carolina fans.