Over the weekend, Twiddle brought down the house during a two-night run at New York City’s PlayStation Theatre. Now, today, the band is treating fans to the official video release of “When It Rains It Pours,” from the band’s forthcoming double album PLUMP Chapters 1 & 2. The track, already a favorite anthem among the group’s avid followers, was recently re-imagined, re-recorded and re-engineered by veteran producer Ron Saint Germain (311, Bad Brains) for inclusion on Twiddle’s highly anticipated studio albums to be released on April 28, 2017.Watch the lyric video for “When It Rains It Pours” below:“‘When It Rains It Pours’ has always resonated with our fans,” reflects Twiddle frontman Mihali Savoulidis in a statement. “We have received many messages on how it has personally impacted our fans’ lives, so we wanted to bring its message to as many ears as possible.”For more information on Twiddle, visit www.twiddlemusic.comTWIDDLE TOUR DATES:04/07/17- 04/08/17 – Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY (2 nights)04/09/17 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH04/13/17 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI04/14/17 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL04/15/17 – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI04/16/17 – Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI04/19/17- 04/20/17 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH (2 nights)04/21-23/17 – Sweetwater 420 – Atlanta, GA04/22/17 – The Pour House – Charleston, SC04/23/17 – Jack Rabbit – Jacksonville, FL04/25/17 – High Dive – Gainesville, FL04/26/17 – The Side Bar Theatre – Tallahassee, FL04/27/17 – Bourbon Street Bar – Auburn, AL04/28/17 – Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA04/29/17 – Republic – New Orleans, LA05/03/17 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD05/04/17 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA05/05/17 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT05/06/17 – State Theatre – Portland, ME5/26-28/17 – Dark Star Jubilee – Thornville, OH5/26-28/17 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL6/1-3/17 – Mountain Music Festival – Minden, WV6/8-11/17 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN6/29-7/1/17 – Frendly Gathering Music Festival – Burlington, VT6/30-7/2/17 – moe.down – Turin, NY7/8-9/17 – Levitate Music Festival – Marshfield, MA7/13-15/17 – Camp Bisco – Scranton, PA7/28-29/17 – Tumble Down – Burlington, VT8/11-12/17 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO8/13/17 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
By Karolos GrohmannLAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been proposed for International Olympic Committee (IOC) membership, but World Athletics head Sebastian Coe will have to wait due to a conflict of interest, IOC president Thomas Bach said yesterday.Olympics has been without membership ever since the departure from the IOC of its respective former presidents Sepp Blatter and Lamine Diack in 2015.For years, membership of the IOC for the heads of soccer and athletics was seen as almost automatic.Yet the two international federations have been left out in the cold as they struggled with widespread corruption and doping scandals which tarnished their images. Diack, who has denied wrongdoing, faces a corruption trial in France in January. Bach said Infantino had been proposed for election at its next session in January along with International Tennis Federation chief David Haggerty and Japanese Olympic Committee president Yasuhiro Yamashita.World Athletics chief Coe, however, had not been proposed due to a conflict of interest. “We wanted him (Coe) to become an IOC member as president of one of our most important Olympic sports,” Bach said. “Since then we are in close consultation with him and since then we have addressed the risk of a potential of conflict of interest he may have.”Apart for his role at World Athletics, Coe is also Group Chairman of consultancy firm CSM which also works with the IOC. “CSM is consulting various organisations and stakeholders including having contractual partnerships with the IOC itself.”Bach said Coe had informed them that he could not immediately resolve this situation but was working on it. Bach said Coe could become a member at its session during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “He is hopeful to address it in a couple of months. Then that would mean the door is still open for Tokyo.” The IOC elects new members at its sessions once candidates are vetted by the Olympic body.
Some major college athletic programs are football schools. Others are basketball schools. A select few, however, are built for success in both sports.When looking at the current men’s coaches from NCAA Division I FBS and hoops, Sporting News thought it a question worth asking: Which universities boast the most impressive and accomplished coaching combinations? Sparty has enjoyed a party with these two guys, with Dantonio bringing the big bowls and Izzo delivering excellence that includes a natty and eight Final Fours.1. North Carolina: Mack Brown and Roy WilliamsCombined career record: 1,109-351-1 (.759)Roy is 68. Mack is 67. That’s 135 years combined to give us the other double natty combination on this list. Brown led Texas to ultimate glory in 2005 before returning to the Tar Heels. Williams has three titles and nine Final Fours at his alma mater. They are two venerable Southern gentlemen worthy of unparalleled respect — the kings of Chapel Hill. MORE: College football preseason rankings, All-Americans and moreTaking into consideration the overall quality of leadership — including past successes and future upsides — SN counts down the top 20 coaching duos in college sports:20. Louisville: Scott Satterfield and Chris MackCombined career record: 282-127 (.689)Satterfield and Mack are a rising, respected duo to watch. Satterfield went 47-16 at App State while Mack led Louisville back to the NCAA Tournament in his first season. Look for them to restore some of the good feelings lost after Bobby Petrino and Rick Pitino.19. Virginia: Bronco Mendenhall and Tony BennettCombined career record: 438-187 (.701)Heads up: Recent national titles carry a ton of weight on this list. Bennett’s 2018-19 national title team gets UVA on the list, but Mendenhall also has the potential to make the Cavaliers a consistent bowl contender.18. Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Juwan HowardCombined career record: 67-35 (.657)The Wolverines love to talk about how important “Michigan men” are to their programs. Now they have former star player power on both their football and basketball teams. Harbaugh has led Michigan to 10-win campaigns in three of his four seasons in Ann Arbor, and Howard is a fine hire in replacement of John Beilein.17. Ohio State: Ryan Day and Chris HoltmannCombined career record: 162-109 (.598)Urban Meyer and Thad Matta were a strong 1-2 punch for awhile, but now the Buckeyes move on to a pair of smart younger minds. Holtmann has coached the Buckeyes to the second round in each of the last two NCAA Tournaments, while Day went 3-0 as interim coach for Meyer in 2018.16. TCU: Gary Patterson and Jamie DixonCombined career record: 563-227 (.713)Patterson has been a Fort Worth force for a long time, compiling 167-63 record and transitioning nicely from the Mountain West to the Big 12. Dixon is starting to bring some of his Pitt prowess there, too.MORE: Ranking college football coaches 1-130 for 2019 season15. Auburn: Gus Malzahn and Bruce PearlCombined career record: 393-201 (.662)Malzahn’s best work was with Cam Newton as the OC for Gene Chizik’s natty, but he coached the Tigers to the 2014 BCS title game and New Year’s Day Six bowls in 2016 and ’17. Pearl has seen his side become spectacular, winning the SEC regular-season and conference tournament titles in 2018 and ’19 — plus coaching Auburn to the Final Four in 2019.14. UCLA: Chip Kelly and Mick CroninCombined career record: 414-187 (.689)This is an upside play for sure, one that banks on Kelly being more Eugene than San Francisco in LA. Cronin can bring that Cincy sensibility to Westwood, too.13. Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher and Buzz WilliamsCombined career record: 345-182 (.655)The Aggies were impressive in their successful pursuit of Fisher, not long after his natty at Florida State. Now there should be some, well, Buzz, for hoops with the addition of Williams out of Virginia Tech.12. Washington: Chris Petersen and Mike HopkinsCombined career record: 191-60 (.761)Petersen has carried his Boise State juice over well in Washington, compiling three straight double-digit-win seasons and New Year’s Day Six bowls. Hopkins has proved he learned well from Jim Boeheim at Syracuse. Same success, different turfs.11. Syracuse: Dino Babers and Jim BoeheimCombined career record: 1,083-413 (.724)Speaking of Boeheim. He boasts a natty and career record of 1,047-385 (vacated wins aside), making him only the second coach at the Division I level to cross the 1,000-win mark. His longevity, coupled with Babers’ bright future — he led the Orange to only their seventh-ever double-digit win season in 2018 — have Syracuse on the cusp of the top 10.MORE: Sporting News’ post-spring preseason top 2510. Georgia: Kirby Smart and Tom CreanCombined career record: 399-262 (.604)Smart already has the Bulldogs back in the natty conversation every year, and there’s some hope that Crean can find his Milwaukee and Bloomington best in Athens.9. Clemson: Dabo Swinney and Brad BrownellCombined career record: 452-242 (.651)Swinney has turned Clemson into a national power on the gridiron, punctuated by two natties in four seasons that came against football powerhouse Alabama. That’s a big boost to Brownell, another solid leader of men for the Tigers.8. Kentucky: Mark Stoops and John CalipariCombined career record: 786-250 (.751)Calipari got that natty with Anthony Davis and carries his equity from UMass and Memphis. Stoops getting football firmly on the map with its first 10-win season in 41 years — at a basketball school — can’t be overlooked.7. Notre Dame: Brian Kelly and Mike BreyCombined career record: 742-330 (.692)They have been steady representatives of the proud Fighting Irish together for a while, with some big spikes. Between them and women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw, there’s a lot of stability in South Bend.6. Kansas: Les Miles and Bill SelfCombined career record: 822-266 (.755)We told you natties matter, and the Mad Hatter carries one into KU from LSU (it counts). Self has one too with the powerhouse Jayhawks, making this one of only two national title-winning tandems on this list.MORE: Predicting 2019 bowl, Playoff games5. Alabama: Nick Saban and Nate OatsCombined career record: 333-106-1 (.757)Saban’s GOATness — six national titles between two schools and 11 straight seasons with at least 10 wins — combined with Oats’ upside — 59-13 record the last two seasons at Buffalo — rolls the Crimson Tide just inside the top five.4. Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley and Lon KrugerCombined career record: 663-413 (.616)Riley isn’t going anywhere for a while as the offensive wunderkind responsible for back-to-back Heisman quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Kruger has found his best home since those peak Florida days, coaching the Sooners to the NCAA Tournament in six of eight seasons and the Final Four in 2016.3. Duke: David Cutcliffe and Mike KrzyzewskiCombined career record: 1,243-445 (.736)Coach K stamps this duo with 1,132 career wins and five national championships, but the offensive-minded, well-liked Cutlcliffe has done a great job to make Blue Devils football relevant enough to have a first-round quarterback.2. Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Tom IzzoCombined career record: 731-300 (.709)