first_imgLast night, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros made a stop at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre, following a two-night run at Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel. Weir worked through a number of Grateful Dead, Ratdog, and Bob Dylan tunes, while also inviting up a special guest to assist on bass.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros opened up the first set with “Hell In A Bucket”, before working through solid takes of “Mama Tried” and “Tennessee Jed”. Bob Weir appears to be on his “A” game this opening week of Wolf Bros inaugural tour, leading bandmates Don Was and Jay Lane with precision and infectious energy. Next, Wolf Bros worked through a pair of Ratdog tunes, “Even So” and “October Queen”, before dishing out the first Bob Dylan cover of the evening, “When I Paint My Masterpiece”. “Peggy-O” led way to a rocking rendition of “Deal”, with Weir nailing the Jerry Garcia tune’s lead vocals.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – “Deal” 10/20/2018[Video: Rich Saputo]Bob Weir & Wolf Bros returned, opening up the second set with “Good Morning, School Girl”, before throwing a curveball with a cover of Donovan’s 1966 hit “Sunshine Superman”. Next, Weir and company rolled through a dark and psychedelic rendition of “Dark Star”, before moving into another beloved Ratdog tune, “Two Djinn”.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – “Sunshine Superman” – 10/20/2018[Video: Rich Saputo]Bob Weir then invited up Australian bassist Tal Wilkenfeld to help out on another Bob Dylan cover, “All Along The Watchtower”. With two basses on stage, the four-piece added a sweet touch to the classic Dylan tune, as Wilkenfeld intently followed Weir’s every move. The second set’s final segment featured a roaring rendition of Weir’s “Throwing Stones”, before wrapping things up with “Days Between” and “Not Fade Away”. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”, the third and final Bob Dylan cover of the evening, served as the show’s encore, as Bob Weir & Wolf Bros invited Wilkenfeld back onstage to assist the trio on the tune.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – “Throwing Stones” > “Days Between” > “Not Fade Away” – 10/20/2018[Video: Chris Rhine]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ maiden voyage continues Tuesday, October 22nd at Portland, Oregon’s Keller Auditorium. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on the Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour, head to Weir’s website.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates10/22 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour DatesSetlist: Bob Weir & Wolf Bros | Arlington Theatre | Santa Barbara, CA | 10/20/2018Set One: Hell in a Bucket, Mama Tried, Tennessee Jed, Even So, October Queen, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Peggy-O, DealSet Two: Good Morning, School Girl, Sunshine Superman, Dark Star, Two Djinn, All Along the Watchtower, Throwing Stones, Days Between, Not Fade AwayEncore: It’s All Over Now, Baby Bluelast_img read more

first_img February 16, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditXavier (16-9, 5-7) vs. St. John’s (14-11, 3-9)Madison Square Garden, New York; Monday, 6:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Xavier looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head series over St. John’s. Xavier has won by an average of 11 points in its last 10 wins over the Red Storm. St. John’s’ last win in the series came on Feb. 23, 2015, a 58-57 win. For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Xavier looks to extend streak vs St. John’scenter_img SAVVY SENIORS: Xavier’s Tyrique Jones, Naji Marshall and Quentin Goodin have collectively accounted for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 53 percent of all Musketeers points over the last five games.NIFTY FIGUEROA: LJ Figueroa has connected on 36.4 percent of the 154 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 16 of 35 over his last five games. He’s also converted 67.5 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: St. John’s is 0-8 this year when it scores 68 points or fewer and 14-3 when it scores at least 69.PERFECT WHEN: The Red Storm are 5-0 when they block at least seven opposing shots and 9-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Musketeers are 10-0 when the team records at least seven steals and 6-9 when falling short of that total.DID YOU KNOW: St. John’s is ranked first in the Big East with an average of 74 possessions per game.___ Associated Press last_img read more

first_imgA day after the firing of coach Steve Sarkisian, President C. L. Max Nikias demonstrated his support for Athletic Director Pat Haden in a statement issued early Monday morning.“As president of USC I am very, very fortunate to have Pat Haden as our Athletic Director — as is the entire Trojan Family,” Nikias said. “He is a man of true character and integrity, he cares deeply for our student athletes, and he always makes their well-being his highest priority.”Haden had received criticism for the way he handled the Sarkisian situation, dating back to when he didn’t discipline the coach for his inappropriate behavior at the annual Salute to Troy event.The 62-year-old Haden, who took over as athletic director in 2010, named offensive coordinator Clay Helton interim head coach after asking Sarkisian to take a leave of absence on Sunday.“Pat Haden has been doing an outstanding job in leading Trojan Athletics in the past five years and I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my unwavering support for him,” Nikias said. “I look forward to working with Pat Haden as our USC AD for many years to come.”Based on Nikias’s sentiments, it seems Haden’s job is secure for the time being.On Tuesday, the Trojans got back on the practice field for the first time since Sarkisian was fired.last_img read more

first_imgENCINO – He stands on his little balcony, his tiny body belying the powerful aura engulfing his two visitors below. One of them, a huge college basketball fan, immediately develops this eerie vision of the pope, looking down upon the masses who worship him. The only difference is John Wooden doesn’t look down on anyone. He still lives here in the same suburban apartment he moved into with his beloved wife, Nell, in 1973. The name “WOODEN” remains on the apartment directory. His home is as ostentatious as a vinyl welcome mat. Right off Highway 101 as it snakes into the San Fernando Valley, the four-room apartment is in a simple, beige, two-story apartment complex, the kind you see in a thousand middle-class suburbs. It’s far from a Malibu castle befitting a man who won a record 10 NCAA titles for UCLA, built a record 88-game winning streak, revolutionized the game with his zone press and remains – possibly forever – the greatest coach the college game has known. Nell, whom he met at a carnival when he was 14 growing up in Martinsville, Ind., died March 21, 1985. To this day, on the 21st of every month, he writes a note to her and places it under her pillow. He didn’t attend a Final Four for 10 years after her death. “It doesn’t get any easier, does it?” he is asked. Wooden shakes his head. During a 45-minute interview, it’s the only question he doesn’t answer with words. But Wooden stays too active to dwell on the past, both good and bad. He speaks 30 times a year at the Arco Building in downtown Los Angeles for American Funds. He speaks at fundraisers for schools and churches, and attends nearly every UCLA home game, sitting in the same seat behind the bench where he patiently signs autographs before tip-off. Basketball remains his passion and he remains as sharp – if not as agile – as the slender little man with the rolled-up program who made Hall of Famers from Lew Alcindor to Bill Walton jump at his calm commands. Wearing a blue cardigan sweater over a blue denim shirt and gray slacks, John Wooden sits back and discusses the game and life he still loves. He says he attributes his longevity to only two meals a day – one at VIP’s, of course – and a lifetime of abstaining from alcohol. He smoked only briefly in the Navy. He also attributes an attitude he thinks more people, young and old, should have. “I’ve always tried to teach and practice: Don’t be affected by either the highs or lows,” he says. “Don’t let either one bother you. I’ve said the two most important words – and they’re in my bookcases – one is love and the other is balance. They are the two most important words in our language. Just keep things in perspective.” Maybe that was as big a key as Alcindor’s hook, Walton’s passing or that withering UCLA press. If any reader is old enough to remember Wooden’s national titles in the 1960s and 1970s, do you recall Gail Goodrich or Sidney Wicks or Marques Johnson jumping up on a scorer’s table with the net around his neck? Didn’t think so. “I never wanted excessive celebrations at all for myself or my players,” Wooden says. “On each of my 10 national championship teams, we had the game won before the last few seconds. I had a timeout. I’d tell my players, `Now, I know you want to get the nets but let’s don’t make fools out of ourselves. Let the student body and alumni make fools of themselves.’ ” Wooden always did, and always will, refer to himself more as a teacher than a coach. In an era when youth rebelled against authority, Wooden and the Bruins were in their prime. Walton marched against the war. Alcindor, later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, spoke up for minority rights. The best college players in the land were also among the most engaging, free-spirited interviews. “I wanted them that way,” Wooden says. “I’ve said to young people, `If you want to be heard, you have to listen.”‘ While Wooden let players be themselves off the court, they were all his on it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img He has just returned from VIP’s, the 1960s-style diner in nearby Tarzana where he still goes four to five mornings a week at 8:30 sharp. He moves slowly around his cozy apartment – the end result of an artificial hip and no cartilage left in his knees. Then again, John Wooden is 96. What his legs have succumbed to, his mind has not. He points to the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award and the U.S. Medal of Freedom, the highest honor given to an American citizen, from President George W. Bush. He holds up his most prized possession, a bronze medal for academic and athletic achievement from his senior year at Purdue in 1932. He then points to a painting of his most beloved memory. No, it’s not one of his 10 national champions, pictures of which form a pyramid on a den wall. It’s a painting of himself and Nell. He was 16; she was 15. “She was the only girl I ever went with,” he says proudly. last_img