Pretty Lights Live, Floozies & More Announced For Euphoria Music Festival Phase One Lineup

first_imgComing to Austin, TX from April 6th through the 9th, the annual Euphoria Music Festival has returned with a great initial lineup. The first of three announcements sees Euphoria welcome headliners Alesso, Pretty Lights Live and Young Thugs, topping the bill on a lineup that will keep fans dancing throughout the weekend.The full announcement includes Bob Moses, Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption, The Floozies, The Knocks, Papadosio, Dr. Fresch, Poolside, Tennyson, Unlike Pluto, The Funk Hunters and so many more! You can see the lineup card posted below, and head to the festival’s website for details.last_img

Hawks go ‘Greene’ on Badgers

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoIOWA CITY, Iowa — The mentality may be 1-0, but the Big Ten record reads 0-4.Shonn Greene ran for four touchdowns and the Badgers were unable to snap their losing streak, dropping Saturday’s game at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium 38-16 against the Hawkeyes, while remaining winless in conference play.Wisconsin hasn’t lost four straight games since the 1996 season.“There are no excuses for the way we’re playing right now” safety Jay Valai said. “You’ve got to make plays, it’s as simple as that.”Down 14-3 at the half, Wisconsin (3-4, 0-4 Big Ten) briefly showed signs of life, cutting the lead to 14-9 midway through the third quarter before Iowa (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) ran away with the game.It was Greene that did most of the damage. The junior finished the day rushing for 220 yards and four scores on 25 carries.“Shonn Greene made some nice moves and all,” Valai said, “but we’ve got to play better than that.”After Philip Welch’s field goal cut the lead to five points with 6:15 remaining in the third quarter, it was Greene that dashed any hopes of a comeback.With 5:06 remaining in the quarter, Greene capitalized on a Badger blitz by running for a 52-yard touchdown straight up the middle of the field.The junior running back eluded Badger defenders all day as Wisconsin’s season-long tackling problems continued Saturday.“Long runs obviously hurt, and missed tackles here and there,” safety Chris Maragos said. “That kind of stuff just piles up.”Greene put together a couple of highlight-reel scores at the mercy of the Badgers’ defense. The runner made Allan Langford, Maragos and Valai miss on his 34-yard touchdown in the first quarter.“[He’s a] big back, powerful back, kept his feet moving,” UW defensive tackle Mike Newkirk said. “That’s something that we needed to do.”Wisconsin has struggled to bring down opposing ball carriers this season, and the weakness was once again exploited Saturday.“It’s either a no gain, or it’s a gain for 15 or a gain for a touchdown,” Bielema said. “It was one way or the other.”“I think, in particular, the two touchdown runs were really a poor display of tackling support — and also at the line of scrimmage.”Iowa started the scoring when Greene capped off the Hawkeyes’ opening drive with a 12-yard touchdown run.“He’s a great player,” Valai said of Greene. “He’s a powerful runner, and he gave it to us today.”Following Greene’s 52-yard run, things went from bad to worse for the Badgers when punter Brad Nortman had his punt blocked with 5:06 left in the quarter.“[We] let a guy go too early,” Bielema said, “and that kind of opened up the floodgates to put us in the situation that we faced for the rest of the game.”The Hawkeyes started their ensuing drive at the Badger 33-yard line. and quarterback Ricky Stanzi’s touchdown pass four plays later put the Badgers away for good.As the defense struggled to limit scoring, Wisconsin’s offense had difficulty putting up scores of its own.Dustin Sherer, making his first career start, was unable to guide the Badger offense to a touchdown. Wisconsin’s lone trip to the end zone occurred on a Zach Brown touchdown run on a drive led by third-string quarterback Scott Tolzien.Nothing ever seemed to fall into place for the Badgers, who were set back by penalties and miscommunications throughout the game.“The team that’s beating Wisconsin the most is Wisconsin,” Bielema said.After beating Fresno State Sept. 13, Wisconsin moved to No. 9 in the polls. The Badgers have yet to win a game since, and the team has been outscored 86-23 in its last two games.“We’re going to take a very critical look at everything that we’re doing,” Bielema said. “We need to get better at something because right now we’re not very good in all areas of the game.”As for the losing streak, Bielema believes it is not just one thing that’s preventing the team from getting out of its rut.“It’s a mental thing, it’s a physical thing, it’s an everything-thing,” Bielema said. “We have to improve what we do in all three phases of the game.”“When you’re down, you’re down,” Newkirk said. “Everything seems to be not going our way.”last_img read more

How Lawrence Okolie went from earning $8 an hour at McDonald’s to chasing world titles

first_img“I don’t really know that much about him, there’s a little bit on YouTube but you can’t really tell until you get into the ring but I’ll win via knockout 100%. I’m rangy, awkward and powerful, I’ve got a new coach in Shane McGuigan, there’s another cruiserweight here so that’s good because we get to spar and bring each other on,” Okolie said. “It’s been very good and it’s not just the training, they’re very accommodating and haven’t made me feel like an outsider. Fight fans on DAZN can expect to see a dominate performance from me, I expect to rip him apart mainly using my left hand and then finish the show with my right hand, it’ll be fun, an action packed fight not to be missed that’s for sure.”Looking long-term, Okolie knows he will have to eventually step up to heavyweight. But he wants to learn as much as possible while fighting in the 200-pound division as well as from his mentor Anthony Joshua.“It’s invaluable, when AJ gives advice, you know it comes from a good place as he doesn’t need anything from me and for me, I can see his actual life, what is happening and what has happened so it’s good to get advice. I have a lot to learn at cruiserweight, if I can make the weight I will. As soon as it becomes difficult or impossible then I will be moving up for sure. I’m 6-5 so I’m tall enough and I’m broad enough, so it’s just about packing on the weight.” Standing at an impressive 6-5, Lawrence Okolie has set his sights on conquering the cruiserweight division. But first he must defend his WBA Continental title against Mariano Angel Gudino on the Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas undercard July 20 live on DAZN.It wasn’t a traditional journey that took the 26-year-old to British, Commonwealth and WBA Continental glory. Growing up in London’s inner-city borough of Hackney and flipping burgers for a living at McDonald’s in London’s Victoria train station, life wasn’t looking how Okolie wanted it to be. Then along came the London 2012 games which took the entire nation by storm. Great Britain had its best Summer Olympics, finishing third overall with a total of 65 medals and a certain boxer called Anthony Joshua rose to fame by winning gold. And that was the point when “The Sauce’s” interest in boxing peaked. “I had already done some boxing but hadn’t done anything serious, if that makes sense?” said Okolie, “I just wasn’t taking it seriously until the Olympics. I had already been introduced to the sport for about a year, just a bit of fun and for fitness, but I watched the Olympics with a keen eye and took it seriously afterwards. A kid from London had reached the top, so why can’t I do it? Joshua was 100% the reason why I took it seriously, well obviously myself too, but as an outside source of inspiration, definitely.”I will always believe in myself. #10YearChallenge pic.twitter.com/FCUoDWHj4n— Lawrence Okolie (@Lawrence_tko) January 16, 2019Quitting his $8 an hour job at McDonald’s, Okolie laced up his gloves with intent and started making his way in the amateurs before being selected for the Team GB Boxing squad where he chosen to go to the 2016 Rio Games.“It gave me inspiration from rubbing shoulders with the best athletes in the world, it was an honor because only ten male boxers every four years get to go to the Olympics and they don’t just get to go, you have to earn your place,” Okolie said. “I was proud of myself for getting there and with the limited experience that I had it just showed me that anything I put my mind to I’m able to achieve. I just had to push my expectations of myself that little bit further, get some more experience and just keep going.”Join DAZN to watch Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas on July 20 and 100+ fights a yearOkolie only made it to the last 16 in Rio losing to Bronze medalist Erislandy Savon 0-3 and decided to turn professional. Signing to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, Okolie made his professional debut in March 2017 against Geoffrey Cave at the Manchester Arena. The fight didn’t last long with Okolie winning via a first round TKO, but Okolie remembers the ring walk.“I was just thinking to myself; right am I going to get a knockout? What if I lose my first fight, am I going to be able to come back? All those sort of things because I had seen how peoples careers progressed since I’d been boxing. All these questions, but the fight was over in twenty seconds and I like it,” Okolie said.Winning his first belt (the vacant WBA continental cruiserweight title against Isaac Chamberlain) in only his eighth fight, Okolie still had some doubt running through his head.“It was good because I didn’t like Isaac at the time, so it was a good grudge match,” Okolie said. “I was the headline, all these things like how am I going to headline at the O2 Arena? How am I going to do this? How am I going to do that? I had a lot happening and all at once. But it was very exciting and I was really proud of myself for that and it showed me anything is possible because if you had asked me three months prior even two month before I would have never have guessed, so it was all good.”Dream it. pic.twitter.com/PmFRKV3V1z— Lawrence Okolie (@Lawrence_tko) May 20, 2019Okolie was due to defend his British and Commonwealth belts on July 6, but his opponent Jack Massey withdrew from the bout with a torn bicep.Now “The Sauce” will make his 13th professional fight on July 20 when he returns to the O2 Arena in London, England to defend his WBA Continental title against late replacement Mariano Angel Gudino (13-2, 8 KOs). But under the guidance of new trainer Shane McGuigan, Okolie feels very confident about putting on a performance for the American audience.last_img read more