New Found Glory
New Found Glory is an American rock band from Coral Springs, formed in 1997. The band consists of Jordan Pundik, Ian Grushka, Chad Gilbert, Cyrus Bolooki. Longtime rhythm guitarist and lyricist Steve Klein departed from the band in late 2013, following "personal differences." During their lengthy recording career, the band have released nine studio albums, one live album, two EPs, three cover albums. After forming in 1997, New Found Glory released their debut studio album Nothing Gold Can Stay in 1999; the band released their self-titled major label debut in 2000, with the album's song "Hit or Miss" peaking at number 15 the Alternative Songs chart. In 2002, the band became mainstream with their album Sticks and Stones and the album's hit "My Friends Over You". New Found Glory's popularity continued with their 2004 album Catalyst. In 2006, the band released the album Coming Home, which showed the band temporarily moving to an alternative rock style instead of their usual pop punk sound. New Found Glory returned to their usual pop punk sound with the album Not Without a Fight in 2009.
They released three more albums after 2009: Radiosurgery in 2011, Resurrection in 2014, Makes Me Sick in 2017. Emerging as part of the second wave of pop punk in the late 1990s, music critics consider them a key pioneer of the genre. Labelled the "godfathers of pop punk", AllMusic credits them for "practically serving alongside the work of Blink-182 as the blueprint to the entire genre for the early 2000s." They are renowned for their energetic live performances. The origins of New Found Glory date back to 1997 when Jordan Pundik and Ian Grushka played together in the band "Inner City Kids" and "Flip 60". After disbanding "Flip 60", they recruited Stephen Klein, who Pundik met at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and had played with him in the band "Fallview"; the threesome began to jam together. Practicing in Grushka's garage, they invited Joe "Taco Joe" Marino to play drums. Shortly thereafter, Chad Gilbert, former vocalist of Shai Hulud, joined to complete the quintet. Pundik stated the band name was created while he and Klein were working at Red Lobster together.
I think we pulled some of it from "A Newfound Interest in Massachusetts" by the Get Up Kids". The band recorded their debut EP, It's All About the Girls in a friend's apartment, the EP was distributed by local independent label Fiddler Records. Soon after, Marino was replaced by current drummer Cyrus Bolooki after two rehearsal sessions; the band went on to tour up and down the East Coast and sold out the entire pressing of the EP. The band's underground success soon caught the attention of Eulogy Recordings and the quintet subsequently signed shortly afterwards in order to increase distribution of their music. Following the success of their EP, the band recorded their debut full-length album, Nothing Gold Can Stay selling one-page insert copies at their shows supporting MxPx. Richard Reines, co-founder of Drive-Thru Records had noted their devout following and held talks with the band. Drive-Thru subsequently signed the five-piece and paid Eulogy $5,000 to license Nothing Gold Can Stay, which went on to sell more than 300,000 copies.
The five-piece signed their first proper record deal with Drive-Thru Records, released an EP of cover songs from film soundtracks entitled From the Screen to Your Stereo in 2000. Drive-Thru's relationship with MCA Records ensured that the smaller label's more popular bands would be picked up by the major; that year, debut single "Hit or Miss" peaked at No. 15 on the US Modern Rock Chart, which helped propel the band to a mainstream audience. Subsequently, their self-titled second album and major label debut New Found Glory reached number one on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, spent 21 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. In a Kerrang! magazine article years they referred to the album as the band's Essential Purchase. They wrote, "marking one of the biggest and quickest improvements in alternative music, the major label debut hurled them to the forefront of the punk scene 12 months after its predecessor. Packed with infectious melodies and sing-along anthems, it would see them jostling with the likes of Blink-182 for the genre's crown."
The album marked the official debut of the band's new moniker, which dropped the indefinite article "A" from their original name due to some fans struggling to find the band's records in stores. The album was certified gold by the RIAA. In 2001 the band performed at EdgeFest Calgary. Between 2002 and 2004, the band experienced the height of their popularity with headline slots on the Warped Tour with Blink-182 and a supporting tour with Green Day. Third album Sticks and Stones was released on June 11, 2002 and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 chart; the record spawned two popular singles. Following the success of the album, the band headlined the 2002 Warped Tour and saw the album certified gold by the RIAA; the lead single for their fourth album, "All Downhill from Here" reached number eleven in the Rock Chart before Catalyst was released. The album peaked at a career-high number three on the Billboard 200, selling 146,000 copies in its first week; the heavier style of the record, which included some metal and new wave influences, was due to the comparisons that magazines and other media outlets would make between New Found Glory and other popular bands.
Chad Gilbert stated: "Well, when Sticks and Stones came out and we were doing that Honda Civic Tour, we were getting compared
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws; the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play is mandated. Players advance the ball by bouncing it while walking or running or by passing it to a teammate, both of which require considerable skill. On offense, players may use a variety of shots -- a dunk, it is a violation to lift or drag one's pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands resume dribbling.
The five players on each side at a time fall into five playing positions: the tallest player is the center, the tallest and strongest is the power forward, a shorter but more agile big man is the small forward, the shortest players or the best ball handlers are the shooting guard and the point guard, who implements the coach's game plan by managing the execution of offensive and defensive plays. Informally, players may play three-on-three, two-on-two, one-on-one. Invented in 1891 by Canadian-American gym teacher James Naismith in Springfield, United States, basketball has evolved to become one of the world's most popular and viewed sports; the National Basketball Association is the most significant professional basketball league in the world in terms of popularity, salaries and level of competition. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague and FIBA Americas League; the FIBA Basketball World Cup and Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament are the major international events of the sport and attract top national teams from around the world.
Each continent hosts regional competitions for national teams, like FIBA AmeriCup. The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament feature top national teams from continental championships; the main North American league is the WNBA, whereas strongest European clubs participate in the EuroLeague Women. In early December 1891, Canadian James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School in Springfield, was trying to keep his gym class active on a rainy day, he sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied and at proper levels of fitness during the long New England winters. After rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. In contrast with modern basketball nets, this peach basket retained its bottom, balls had to be retrieved manually after each "basket" or point scored.
Basketball was played with a soccer ball. These round balls from "association football" were made, at the time, with a set of laces to close off the hole needed for inserting the inflatable bladder after the other sewn-together segments of the ball's cover had been flipped outside-in; these laces could dribbling to be unpredictable. A lace-free ball construction method was invented, this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith; the first balls made for basketball were brown, it was only in the late 1950s that Tony Hinkle, searching for a ball that would be more visible to players and spectators alike, introduced the orange ball, now in common use. Dribbling was not part of the original game except for the "bounce pass" to teammates. Passing the ball was the primary means of ball movement. Dribbling was introduced but limited by the asymmetric shape of early balls. Dribbling was common by 1896, with a rule against the double dribble by 1898; the peach baskets were used until 1906 when they were replaced by metal hoops with backboards.
A further change was soon made, so the ball passed through. Whenever a person got the ball in the basket, his team would gain a point. Whichever team got; the baskets were nailed to the mezzanine balcony of the playing court, but this proved impractical when spectators in the balcony began to interfere with shots. The backboard was introduced to prevent this interference. Naismith's handwritten diaries, discovered by his granddaughter in early 2006, indicate that he was nervous about the new game he had invented, which incorporated rules from a children's game called duck on a rock, as many had failed before it. Frank Mahan, one of the players from the original
NIT Season Tip-Off
The NIT Season Tip-Off is an annual college basketball tournament that takes place in November of each year, towards the beginning of the season. The first two rounds are held at campus sites, while the semifinals and the finals are held during the week of Thanksgiving in New York City; the tournament, a part of the regular season for all participating colleges, began in 1985 as the Preseason NIT, so-called in order to distinguish it from the post-season NIT. In 2005, the NCAA purchased the Men's Preseason and Postseason NIT and renamed the November tournament the NIT Season Tip-Off; the tournament remains one of the most well-known preseason tournaments in NCAA Division I men's basketball, along with the Maui Invitational. The tournament had a new format in 2006; the first two rounds were held at regional "common sites" instead of campus sites, making the format more like the postseason NCAA Tournament. Through 2014, the semifinals and finals had always been held at Madison Square Garden. In 2006, the common sites were Charlotte, North Carolina, Tennessee and Spokane, Washington.
The tournament returned to its previous format in 2007 returned to the 2006 format in 2009. On September 3, 2014 a new format was announced for the NIT Season Tip-Off; the NIT Season Tip-Off will no longer be a bracketed event, instead becoming a classic with set semifinal matchups in New York, after the NCAA could only get eight teams in the field instead of 16. The NCAA-run event will add a new wrinkle due to the reduced field and feature a showcase of games on Thanksgiving Day with the other four teams that are not in the championship. Teams in the NIT Season Tip-Off will play four games at campus sites prior to the eight teams' arrival in New York. Madison Square Garden hosted the semifinal and final rounds for the first three decades, since the tournament's inception. Beginning in 2015, Barclays Center in Brooklyn will hold the two semifinal games on Thanksgiving Day, as well as the championship game the following day. Barclays Center will have the 2016 and 2018 semis and finals. In 2017, the tournament is scheduled to move over to the nearby Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in the process of getting a major renovation to its facilities.
1985 - Duke 92, Kansas 86 1986 - UNLV 96, Western Kentucky 95 1987 - Florida 70, Seton Hall 68 1988 - Syracuse 86, Missouri 84 1989 - Kansas 66, St. John's 57 1990 - Arizona 89, Arkansas 77 1991 - Oklahoma State 78, Georgia Tech 71 1992 - Indiana 78, Seton Hall 74 1993 - Kansas 86, Massachusetts 75 1994 - Ohio 84, New Mexico State 80 1995 - Arizona 81, Georgetown 71 1996 - Indiana 85, Duke 69 1997 - Kansas 73, Florida State 58 1998 - North Carolina 57, Stanford 49 1999 - Arizona 63, Kentucky 51 2000 - Duke 63, Temple 60 2001 - Syracuse 74, Wake Forest 67 2002 - North Carolina 74, Stanford 57 2003 - Georgia Tech 85, Texas Tech 65 2004 - Wake Forest 63, Arizona 60 2005 - Duke 70, Memphis 67 2006 - Butler 79, Gonzaga 71 2007 - Texas A&M 70, Ohio State 47 2008 - Oklahoma 87, Purdue 82 2009 - Duke 68, Connecticut 59 2010 - Tennessee 78, Villanova 68 2011 - Syracuse 69, Stanford 63 2012 - Michigan 71, Kansas State 57 2013 - Arizona 72, Duke 66 2014 - Gonzaga 73, St. John's 66 2015 - Villanova 69, Georgia Tech 52 2016 - Temple 81, West Virginia 77 2017 - Virginia 70, Rhode Island 55 2018 - Kansas 87, Tennessee 81 Oklahoma State Ole Miss Penn State Syracuse WKU 62 vs. Saint Joseph's 59 LIU Brooklyn 54 vs. Stony Brook 73 *All Times Eastern *All Times Eastern National Invitation Tournament Official Site of the NIT Season Tip-Off Bloomberg.com article discussing purchase of NIT Preseason & Postseason tournaments
The Ocean Blue
The Ocean Blue, formed in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1986, is an American indie pop band that combines melodic guitars and synthesizers. Its core original members included David Schelzel on lead vocals/guitar, Steve Lau on keyboards/saxophone, Bobby Mittan on bass guitar and Rob Minnig on drums and vocals, its current line-up includes David Schelzel on lead vocals/guitar, Oed Ronne on keyboards/guitar/vocals, Bobby Mittan on bass guitar and Peter Anderson on drums. The band's sound may be best described as jangly guitar-based modern rock. Influences include such bands as The Smiths, Cocteau Twins, R. E. M. Echo & the Bunnymen and New Order; the Ocean Blue's earliest shows always consisted of a healthy dose of covers by these bands. To this day, The Smiths and New Order covers still punctuate concert encores; the members of The Ocean Blue first met in junior high school. They cut a series of demos while with Scott Stouffer sitting in on drums, they managed to get two of these earliest recordings, "On Growing Up" and "Wounds Of A Friend", included on a local radio station compilation in late 1986.
The compilation included early work from friends and mentors of The Ocean Blue, noted local artists, The Innocence Mission. Rob Minnig would join as permanent drummer in 1987, the classic line-up of Schelzel/Lau/Minnig/Mittan would continue through 1994; the Ocean Blue's members were just teenagers and still in high school when they signed a three-album deal in 1988 with Sire Records, at the behest of Sire founder Seymour Stein. The Ocean Blue's self-titled album was recorded in London with producers John Porter and Mark Optiz, many listeners were surprised to learn that the band wasn't British; the first single, the song "Between Something and Nothing", an Echo & the Bunnymen-sounding rocker, hit the top of the college and Modern Rock radio charts in the fall of 1989. The band's busy calendar included U. S. touring and an appearance on one of the first episodes of "Club MTV with Downtown Julie Brown". The follow-up single "Drifting, Falling" was a top 10 Modern Rock radio hit, featured a video of the band in various locations in and around their hometown of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The band's first two videos received massive rotation on the fledgling MTV show "Post-Modern MTV". The band joined labelmates The Mighty Lemon Drops and John Wesley Harding on an extensive U. S./Canadian tour. All of this promotion helped. After time in several New England studios, in 1991 the band released Cerulean, it had several Modern Rock radio hits, including "Ballerina Out of Control", "Mercury". Both tracks featured videos that displayed the band's deepening atmospherics. Cerulean managed to sell 175,000 copies just as the grunge explosion of late 1991 hit and changed the music business. During this time, drummer Rob Minnig began to hone his song production and mixing abilities, which would be reflected on the next album and its B-sides, which the band chose to produce themselves; the final Sire Records release came in 1993 with Beneath the Sound. This album saw the band adding more lavish sounds but still riding on the same formula that had gained it such a following. "Sublime" received top 40 airplay, with a beautiful video filmed amongst the steaming, geothermal geysers of Iceland.
The album sold over 100,000 copies. There was no second single that had the charting stature of "Sublime", but the Peace and Light EP released in 1994 helped wrap up the Sire contract for the group. Before the close of 1993, the band contributed songs to the Eric Stoltz film Naked in New York. For the duration of their 1993/1994 tour in support of Beneath the Rhythm And Sound, the band toured as a five-piece with newly added second guitarist Oed Ronne. Westwood One Radio Networks recorded the group's June 20, 1994 concert in Ventura, California for a promotional CD. To this day, it is the band's only official live album. After getting a spot on ABC for new bands and playing the usual late night shows such as Conan O'Brien, it seemed as if the band had made it. During this time, keyboardist/sax player and original member Steve Lau was becoming more interested in the music business and moved to New York City. Despite the departure of Lau, the band ended his era on a high note, with a live cover-version of The Smiths' classic "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" on the Peace & Light EP.
This EP would feature the only recordings of the five-piece Ocean Blue released to the public. Steve Lau exited the band in late 1994, Oed Ronne was brought in full-time. Lau became a record executive with a Sire Records subsidiary known as Kinetic, a label specializing in indie dance music. By 1996, gone was the light and airy synthesized sounds of the band, in was more guitar driven music, thanks in part to the arrival of Oed Ronne and the band's renewed interest in the music of the 1960s. Mercury Records released See the Ocean Blue that fall. While Schelzel remained the predominant songwriter of the band, Oed Ronne composed two tracks and sang lead on his song "Behind." See was released to lukewarm results. At the last minute, the record company cancelled plans to film a video for the second single, "Slide," and never promoted the album at all. Despite a nationwide tour, the band fell victim to the global record company mergers and purges that engulfed late 1996 and early 1997. Overnight, numerous bands worldwide were dropped by their labels.
Drexel University is a private research university with its main campus located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, United States. It was founded in 1891 by a noted financier and philanthropist. Founded as Drexel Institute of Art and Industry; as of 2015, more than 26,000 students are enrolled in over 70 undergraduate programs and more than 100 master's, professional programs at the university. Drexel's cooperative education program is a unique aspect of the school's degree programs, offering students the opportunity to gain up to 18 months of paid, full-time work experience in a field relevant to their undergraduate major or graduate degree program prior to graduation. Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art and Industry, by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel; the original mission of the institution was to provide educational opportunities in the "practical arts and sciences" for women and men of all backgrounds. The institution became known as the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, in 1970 the Drexel Institute of Technology gained university status, becoming Drexel University.
Although there were many changes during its first century, the university's identity has been held constant as a controlled, non-sectarian, coeducational center of higher learning, distinguished by a commitment to practical education and hands-on experience in an occupational setting. The central aspect of Drexel University's focus on career preparation, in the form of its cooperative education program, was introduced in 1919; the program became integral to the university's unique educational experience. Participating students alternate periods of classroom-based study with periods of full-time, practical work experience related to their academic major and career interests. Between 1995 and 2009, Drexel University underwent a period of significant change to its programs and facilities under the leadership of Dr. Constantine Papadakis, the university's president during that time. Papadakis oversaw Drexel's largest expansion in its history, with a 471 percent increase in its endowment and a 102 percent increase in student enrollment.
His leadership guided the university toward improved performance in collegiate rankings, a more selective approach to admissions, a more rigorous academic program at all levels. It was during this period of expansion that Drexel acquired and assumed management of the former MCP Hahnemann University, creating the Drexel University College of Medicine in 2002. In 2006, the university established the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, in 2011 the School of Law achieved full accreditation by the American Bar Association. Dr. Constantine Papadakis died of pneumonia in April 2009 while still employed as the university's president, his successor, John Anderson Fry, was the president of Franklin & Marshall College and served as the Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania. Under Fry's leadership, Drexel has continued its expansion, including the July 2011 acquisition of The Academy of Natural Sciences; the College of Arts and Sciences was formed in 1990 when Drexel merged the two existing College of Sciences and College of Humanities together.
The College of Media Arts and Design "fosters the study and management of the arts: media, the performing and visual". The college offers sixteen undergraduate programs, 6 graduate programs, in modern art and design fields that range from graphic design and dance to fashion design and television management, its wide range of programs has helped the college earn full accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business history dates to the founding in 1891 of the Drexel Institute, that became Drexel University, of its Business Department in 1896. Today LeBow offers thirteen undergraduate majors, eight graduate programs, two doctoral programs; the LeBow College of Business has been ranked as the 38th best private business school in the nation. Its online MBA program is ranked 14th in the world by the Financial Times; the part-time MBA program ranks 1st in academic quality in the 2015 edition of Business Insider's rankings.
Undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs are ranked 19th in the country by the Princeton Review. Economics programs at the LeBow College of Business are housed within the School of Economics. In addition to the undergraduate program in economics, the school is home to a launched M. S. in Economics program as well as a PhD program in economics. Faculty members in the School of Economics have been published in the American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics; the school has been ranked among the best in the world for its extensive research into matters of international trade. Drexel's College of Engineering is one of its oldest and largest academic colleges, served as the original focus of the career-oriented school upon its founding in 1891; the College of Engineering is home including two astronauts. Today, Drexel University's College of Engineering, home to 19 percent of the und
34th Street station (Market–Frankford Line)
34th Street station is an underground station on the Market-Frankford Line, below the intersection of 34th Street and Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the University City neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The station is on the Drexel University campus, adjacent to the Daskalakis Athletic Center, near the University of Pennsylvania campus. 34th Street station was built in 1956 by the Philadelphia Transportation Company as a replacement for the former 36th Street elevated station, built in 1907. SEPTA bus routes at 34th Street include 31 and University City Circulation Loops, LUCY Gold and LUCY Green. SEPTA - 34th Street MFL Station 34th Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
United States Open (squash)
The U. S. Open is the most prestigious squash tournament in the United States, one of the most significant in the world, it is a major international display of supreme talent in the sport, showcases the top players from around the world. In 2012 the U. S. Open squash championships was held from October 4-12 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA; the event forms part of the World Series for both the Professional Squash Association and the Women's Squash Association, is organized by the national governing body for squash in the United States, U. S. Squash; the championship was inaugurated in 1954 as an opportunity for professionals and amateurs to compete against each other. Prior to the mid-1980s, the tournament was held using the hardball squash format. In 1966, the championship became the North American Open; the North American Open continued to use the hardball format and came to establish itself as the most prestigious event in the hardball game. In 1985, the United States Open was reinstituted as a "softball" squash event using the international format.
A separate North American Open competition has continued to run as a hardball event. The first championship final in 1954 saw the Boston amateur player Henri Salaun defeat the great Pakistani player Hashim Khan in Hashim's first foray to North America. Subsequently the championship came to be dominated by members of the Khan family for the next three decades. Hashim won the title three times between 1956 and 1963, his son Sharif Khan captured the title a record 12 times in the 13-year period between 1969 and 1981. Four other members of their extended family won the championship – Roshan Khan, Azam Khan, Mo Khan, Jahangir Khan. Sharif's younger brother Aziz Khan finished runner-up in 1981. Another Khan, Jansher Khan won three titles in the 1980s and 1990s. Jansher's last win in 1995 marks the last time. In recent years, players from the United Kingdom and Canada have enjoyed success at the event. United States Open Championship United States Open Championship North American Open Championship United States Open Championship U.
S. Squash US Junior Open squash championship British Open Squash World Open 1 The 2001 United States Open was played in January 2002 as the Memorial Open in honor of those who died in the September 11 2001 attacks; the event was postponed following the attacks. U. S. Open Squash website USsquash.com tournament list Historical information at squashtalk.com