Great Scott! “Creative differences” have delayed the long-awaited stage adaptation of Robert Zemeckis’ hit 1985 movie Back to the Future, which had been aiming to time travel its way into the West End in 2015. According to the Daily Mail, U.K. director Jamie Lloyd (who’s helming the upcoming Urinetown and Assassins in London) has withdrawn from the production. Seems he and Bob Gale, who wrote the film, disagreed about the tuner’s direction. Back to the Future follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) as he is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955, where he helps his teenaged parents fall in love. After becoming intertwined in his parents’ high school romance, McFly nearly causes a massive rift in the space-time continuum that threatens his existence. He then enlists the help of Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd) to return to 1985. This is even more upsetting as apparently after an abrupt departure from the Broadway-bound Finding Neverland, Roger Bart had been in negotiations to star in a workshop of the show as “Doc” Brown. Composer Alan Silvestri, who scored many of Zemeckis’s films, including Forrest Gump and Cast Away, is to co-author the score for the show with Grammy winner Glen Ballard (Ghost the Musical). The musical will also feature familiar songs, including “The Power of Love,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Earth Angel” and “Mr. Sandman,” all of which are part of the original movie. View Comments
After a competitive first half that saw the Badgers holding a narrow 43–41 lead, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (6-5, 1-1 Big Ten) took control in the second half, outscoring UW-Milwaukee (5-7, 0-0 Horizon) 40–23 en route to an 83–64 victory Saturday night. Junior D’Mitrik Trice shouldered the load in the victory, scoring 31 points and knocking down five shots from beyond the arc. Trice got things going early, scoring eight of the Badgers’ first nine points. Trice’s breakout game is a good sign for Badger fans. The three-year starter has struggled in the 2019-20 campaign, averaging 7.7 points per game on 34% shooting.Holding a seven-point lead with 11 minutes to go, Trice calmly extended the lead to double digits after a smooth left-wing three-pointer. Following Trice’s triple, Wisconsin’s lead never dropped below single digits.Men’s Basketball: Badgers skid as conference play is set to ramp upAfter a somewhat promising start to a season slated for rebuilding by many before the year began, the Wisconsin men’s Read…While Trice’s play was the story of the game, the spotlight was centered around junior forward Micah Potter. Potter — a transfer from Ohio State University — saw his first action in a Wisconsin uniform after being deemed ineligible by the NCAA’s controversial transfer policy. Since Potter hadn’t spent a full year at Wisconsin, the organization ruled Potter ineligible until Friday’s game.Potter proved to be a spark off the bench in the Badgers’ victory. In only 13 minutes, Potter scored 12 points including a long-awaited rim-rocking jam late in the first half that brought the 17,030 fans at the Kohl Center to their feet. Men’s Basketball: Micah Potter’s issues with NCAA shows inconsistencies in systemThe 2019 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is off to a 3-1 start. While the team has had moderate Read…Additionally, junior forward Nate Reuvers continued his stellar play on the season, adding 22 points and three blocks. Reuvers has been a force all year for the Badgers, averaging 14.2 points per game, almost doubling his scoring total from last season.Milwaukee showed a lot of fight in the loss, playing the Badgers close for 30 minutes. Darius Roy added 25 points for the Panthers. After a 5-2 start, Milwaukee has struggled as of late, losing five consecutive games. It should be noted that the Panthers have played some tough competition, taking on Wisconsin and top-ranked Kansas on the road.The Badgers hope to continue this momentum before conference play picks up. If the team hopes to get their season back on track, it is critical for Reuvers, Trice and Potter to continue to perform.Up next, Wisconsin travels to Knoxville for a pivotal road game against No. 21 Tennessee next Saturday, Dec. 28.
StumbleUpon EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Share BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Gibraltar-headquartered bookmaker BetVictor has announced plans to give all customers the opportunity to win up to £500 on every UK & Ireland horse race – irrespective of the grade.As of today, when placing a single bet as normal, customers will be presented with the option of selecting Guaranteed Bet, a new market which will give customers the chance to win up to £500 on the ‘win’ part of a single bet. The market will appear alongside existing ‘extra markets’ on any race.Guaranteed Bet is only available on ‘win’ and ‘each way’ single bets only from 11am on the day of the race until the race starts. Thus, a £50 ‘each way’ bet on a horse at 10/1 would qualify.Both ‘First Past the Post’ and ‘Official Result’ will be paid on the market, however, BetVictor horse racing initiatives such as Best Odds Guaranteed, Run for Your Money and additional ‘each way’ place terms will not apply to Guaranteed Bet.Guaranteed Bet comes following discussions with the Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF). As a business with a strong and proud horse racing heritage, BetVictor strives to be best-in-breed to ensure all horse racing bettors are given a fairer and better service.BetVictor Director of Sportsbook Matt Scarrott said: “We are pleased to launch Guaranteed Bet, which once again shows our commitment to giving horse racing bettors the best possible value.“We entered dialogue with the Horseracing Bettors Forum earlier this year and this project is something we have been keen to implement for a while. We believe our guarantee to include ‘each way’ bets and all race classes makes it a leading industry initiative.”“Once we have trialled Guaranteed Bet for a short time, our plan is to review it with the intention of increasing limits and extending the timescales going forward.” said Scarrott.HBF Chairman Matt Bisogno commented: “HBF welcomes the news that BetVictor has introduced a Guaranteed Bet provision. For the first time with a major operator, punters will be able to back any horse to win a minimum of £500 regardless of the class of race. “Having discussed a number of issues with the team at BetVictor earlier in the year, HBF was heartened by their commitment to a fairer betting environment. Of course, actions speak louder than words, and today’s announcement is an extremely positive step forward for British and Irish racing bettors as well as a palpable demonstration of BetVictor’s commitment.“HBF believes the Guaranteed Bet provision represents a forward-thinking approach, and we further hope it encourages other operators to enhance their offering to horse racing bettors.” Guaranteed Bet is also available to customers that have previously held BetVictor accounts (subject to evaluation).
FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Briahna Gerlach and Stephen F. Austin’s Madison Pecot are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouthBank.com.Gerlach competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oliver Jackson Twilight for the Wildcats in Abilene, Texas, over the weekend. The sophomore clocked in at 11:09.42 for a first-place finish and the Southland’s fourth-fastest performance of the season in the running event. Gerlach topped the second-place finisher by one minute en route to producing Abilene Christian’s seventh-fastest steeplechase performance in program history.Pecot cleared the bar at 14-2.5 feet in the pole vault for the Ladyjacks at the Texas A&M Alumni Muster in College Station, Texas, this past weekend. The senior topped the field with a first-place finish, while registering the NCAA’s fifth best pole vault mark of the 2019 season.The awards mark the first of the season for both Gerlach and Pecot.Southland competitors will now shift their attention to the 2019 Southland Outdoor Championship, beginning Friday, May 3. The conference meet will be hosted by Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian – So. – Gakona, AlaskaSophomore Briahna Gerlach clocked the school’s seventh-fastest time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with an 11:09.42. Her performance earned her first-place honors at the Oliver Jackson Twilight Open in Abilene, Texas and claimed the Southland’s fourth-fastest time in the steeplechase this season.Honorable Mention: 4×400-meter Relay Team, Stephen F. Austin (Imani Nave, Aaliyah Teel, Dominique Jackson, Cayla Burch).Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Madison Pecot, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Hallsville, TexasPecot cleared 4.33m (14-2.5 feet) in the pole vault on Saturday, winning the event and registering the fifth-best mark in the NCAA for the season. Pecot’s performance stands as the best in the Southland Conference this season, heading into the 2019 Southland Outdoor Championships.Honorable Mention: Megan Kirby, Abilene Christian.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.