LSU suspend’s men’s basketball coach Will Wade indefinitely

first_imgMarch 8, 2019 /Sports News – National LSU suspend’s men’s basketball coach Will Wade indefinitely Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSean Gardner/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) — LSU has suspended men’s basketball coach Will Wade indefinitely after reports said he was heard on FBI wiretap’s discussing an ‘offer’ for a recruit, the school announced Friday.The calls were between Wade and aspiring businessman Christian Dawkins and were intercepted in October 2017 when the FBI was monitoring one of Dawkins cell phones as part of the FBI’s secret investigation into college basketball corruption.Dawkins was sentenced to six months in jail earlier this week after being found guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the investigation.According to people familiar with the calls, the recruit mentioned is current LSU guard Javonte Smart, who was a top-50 recruit from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander and Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva released a joint statement about Wade’s suspension.“Recent media reports regarding Coach Will Wade are without question concerning to us all. As such, we and university officials have taken deliberate and purposeful steps to fairly assess and adequately address the situation. As we have done since media reports first surfaced months ago, we are closely coordinating with the NCAA with every step. They have our full full cooperation and we will continue to report to them all facts and information on this matter. All of us at LSU share the obligation to protect the integrity of this institution, as such we have suspended Head Coach Will Wade indefinitely until such time as we can ensure full compliance with the NCAA, as well as institutional policies and standards. Assistant coach Tony Benford will assume the duties of interim coach.”LSU is ranked tenth in the nation with a 25-5 record and is tied for first in the SEC with a 15-2 record. The Tigers play Vanderbilt on Saturday in their final regular season game.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Dweezil Zappa Announces Extensive 2018 North American Fall Tour

first_imgThis week, Dweezil Zappa announced an extensive run of North American fall dates that will extend his ongoing Choice Cuts! World Tour through mid-December. The shows will continue to see Dweezil and his band play “a collection of the meatiest tracks” and “boldest compositions” from the extensive catalog of his father, the illustrious guitarist, composer, and bandleader Frank Zappa.Dweezil also recently announced a detente with his siblings and the Zappa Family Trust after a highly publicized and contentious feud over the usage of their father’s music and trademarks which lasted for multiple years.You can see a full list of announced fall tour dates below. Tickets for all the upcoming fall shows on Dweezil Zappa’s Choice Cuts! World Tour go on sale this Friday, June 8th. For more information, head to Dweezil Zappa’s website.Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts! Fall Tour DatesOct. 24, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture RoomOct. 25, 2018 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King CenterOct. 26, 2018 Ft. Meyers, FL SW Florida Events Center ***Oct. 27, 2018 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert HallOct. 28, 2018 Charlotte, NC McGlohon TheaterOct. 29, 2018 Raleigh, NC Fletcher Opera TheaterOct. 31, 2018 Asheville, NC Diana Wortham TheatreNov. 1, 2018 Hopewell, VA Beacon TheatreNov. 2, 2018 New York, NY Beacon TheatreNov. 3, 2018 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah’s Atlantic CityNov. 4, 2018 Wilmington, DE The QueenNov. 5, 2018 Portland , ME State TheatreNov. 7, 2018 Beverly , MA Cabot TheatreNov. 8, 2018 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall ***Nov. 9, 2018 Plymouth, NH Flying MonkeyNov. 10, 2018 Jonquière, QC Salle Francois-BrassardNov. 11, 2018 Quebec City, QC Palais Montcalm ***Nov. 12, 2018 Laval, QC Salle Andre-MathieuNov. 14, 2018 Grand Rapids, MI IntersectionNov. 15, 2018 Ft. Wayne, IN The ClydeNov. 16, 2018 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre ***Nov. 17, 2018 Madison, WI Barrymore ***Nov. 18, 2018 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue ***Nov. 20, 2018 Wichita, KS Crown Uptown TheaterNov. 21, 2018 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater ***Dec. 1, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda ***Dec. 2, 2018 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach HouseDec. 3, 2018 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Solana BeachDec. 5, 2018 Grants Pass, OR Rogue TheatreDec. 6, 2018 San Francisco, CA Fillmore TheatreDec. 7, 2018 Reno, NV Cargo @ Whitney Peak HotelDec. 8, 2018 Monterey, CA Golden State TheatreDec. 9, 2018 Napa, CA The Uptown Theatre ***Dec. 12, 2018 Nelson, BC Capitol TheatreDec. 13, 2018 Vancouver, BC Commodore BallroomDec. 14, 2018 Seattle, WA Neptune ***Dec. 15, 2018 Portland, OR Roseland Theater ***View All Tour Dates[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Dolphins, First Bank Set for an Evening of Thrilling Final

first_imgZENITH BANK WBLTwo of the country’s finest basketball teams, defending champions Dolphins and First Bank’s Elephant Girls, are set to dwell this evening in the final of the 2016 Zenith Bank Women Basketball League final at the Indoor sports hall of the National Stadium in Lagos.But before the final game expected to draw the best of basketball aficionados, Nigerian Customs and the IGP Queens will battle in the losers’ final for the third place prize. To get to today’s final, Dolphins defeated Delta Force 83-68 in their Group A opening game, saw off the challenge of IGP Queens with 74-66 win and out dunked Plateau Rocks 74-67 in their last Group A game before swallowing the Border Girls, Nigerian Customs 74-53 in the first semi-finals to move into the final.Eight-time champions and Group B table-toppers, First Bank, humbled Benue Princess 101-46, defeated Nigerian Customs 92-42 and walloped AHIP of Kano 106-38 before overrunning the IGP Queens 105-22 in their semi-final clash to remain as the highest scoring side of this edition.With both sides maintaining unbeaten runs to this stage of the tournament, nothing short of a thrilling evening appears to be in the offing more so when both teams appear to have the same character in terms of tactics, coaching ability and discipline on and off the court.According to First Bank’s Captain, Chioma Udeaja, “We are here to re-claim our lost title and nothing can stop us from taking it back.”However, it remains doubtful if Dolphins are going to give up their crown without a fight. Not with their basketball-loving Chairman, Wale Aboderin watching from the stand.In the All-Star game played yesterday, Team ZECA defeated Team Aspire 85-84 in a thrilling appetizer to today’s grand finale. ZECA is one of the products of the sponsors, Zenith Bank, an account meant for children 13 years and below while the Aspire account is for young people.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more