Peter Frampton & Gregg Allman Join Forces For Indy Throwdown [A Gallery]

first_imgThere’s nothing quite like the opportunity to see a music legend at work. So many individuals have given themselves to the art of performance, but only a choice few can maintain longevity and stand the test of time. Last night at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn in Indianapolis, IN, not one but two legends performed for an enthusiastic crowd. Those legends were, of course, Peter Frampton and Gregg Allman.Frampton has enjoyed a successful career, powered by hits like “Show Me The Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do?” There’s no slowing down for the rocker, as he treated fans to a great celebration of his music. Allman, too, has shown no signs of slowing down, even though his band The Allman Brothers shut down after their 45th anniversary in 2014. His new solo act is top-notch, bringing fans a potent mix of ABB hits, blues standards, and more.Thankfully, Phierce Photo was on the ground to capture this classic rockin’ scene. Check it out below! Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Six former Trojans compete in NFL Scouting Combine

first_imgAs is the case most years, USC football will be well represented not only when draft day comes in late April, but also this weekend at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.Former running back Ronald Jones is participating in the combine. Photo by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanAfter sending eight athletes to the NFL Combine last year, USC will have six former players working out in front of scouts through the weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium. Included among those in attendance are quarterback Sam Darnold, wide receivers Steven Mitchell Jr. and Deontay Burnett, running back Ronald Jones II, linebacker Uchenna Nwosu and defensive lineman Rasheem Green.Like when he was playing in cardinal and gold, Darnold will certainly command most of the attention out of the Trojan draft prospects this weekend, if not the entire group of prospects working out in Indianapolis. In fact, he has already made headlines without performing a single workout due to his announcement Tuesday that he would not be throwing throughout the weekend.Although all the other top quarterback prospects such as Wyoming’s Josh Allen, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and former Oklahoma Sooner Baker Mayfield will be throwing in this year’s combine, there is precedent for Darnold’s decision. In 2014, both Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel elected to wait, as Darnold is, until their pro day workout to throw passes in front of scouts. Clearly, it didn’t hurt their draft stock too drastically as both would go on to be first-round picks in the ensuing draft.Beyond the 2017 Rose Bowl MVP, the balance of the USC contingency will have a lot to prove in front of the NFL scouts this weekend.  According to his most recent mock draft, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has Darnold as his top pick while the rest of the Trojan combine invitees are listed as being drafted outside of the first round.Jones II, the Pac-12’s second leading rusher from this past season, is projected to go off the board early in the second round while Nwosu, a USC defensive captain who tied for 10th in the FBS in sacks, is expected to hear his name called later in the second round. Furthermore, co-sacks leader Green is projected to be an early third-round pick in Miller’s projections.No two players have as much to prove heading into this weekend as Trojan wideouts Burnett and  Mitchell Jr., as they are expected to be fifth-round and undrafted prospects, respectively.  Putting up an impressive stat-line of 86 catches for 1,114 yards and nine scores in 2017, Burnett finished the season in the top three among Pac-12 receivers and well within the top-20 nationally.For Mitchell Jr., he will have to work hard to convince scouts that a track record of injury will not impact his NFL value. Never topping 650 yards in any of his four seasons at Southern Cal, Mitchell Jr. suffered a major knee injury in his 2016 campaign that cut his season short at seven games and proved to limit his snaps at times this past season.A year ago, USC similarly sent two receivers to the scouting combine: Juju Smith-Schuster and Darreus Rogers. The former was selected in the second round while the latter ended up not being drafted.Jones II will work out on Friday while Darnold, Mitchell Jr. and Burnett will perform on Saturday, and Green and Nwosu will check in on Sunday.last_img read more

Sammy Fernandez sets career hits mark, Syracuse picks up 2-game sweep of Siena

first_imgSyracuse (20-17, 4-10 Atlantic Coast) swept Siena in a doubleheader at Loudonville on Wednesday afternoon. Senior AnnaMarie Gatti pitched the first game and struck out six batters in a complete game on the way to a 6-3 SU victory. In the next game, sophomore Alexa Romero started in the circle. She and freshman Miranda Hearn pitched a shutout and the game ended 7-0.In the top of the second inning in the opener, senior Sammy Fernandez had her 207th career base hit, breaking the Syracuse record for career hits. It was previously held by Tanya Rose for 13 years.Fernandez led off the game, starting with a groundout and sending outfielder Alicia Hansen to the plate. She was the first of five batters in the inning to walk. SU went through the entire batting order before the inning was over, recording two hits by Toni Martin and Hannah Dossett and three runs.Siena responded with two runs in the bottom half of the first when Isabelle DeChiaro hit a two-run double.After Fernandez’s record-breaking single in the second, no other runner for SU got on base until Hansen walked at the top of the fifth. Gabby Teran was up two batters after. She hit the ball out of the park on the left-field side for a two-run homer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSiena scored at the bottom of the fifth and SU scored one last run in the sixth to end the first game.Romero pitched six of seven innings in the second game. She had nine strikeouts and allowed Siena’s only hit of the game. Between her and Hearn, who pitched the final inning, no runs were scored.Most of SU’s scoring came in the sixth after one run was scored in the fourth. It started when Teran singled and Hansen, who was on third, scored. Jessica Heese made it to third and scored on an error. Teran was on base when Rachel Burkhardt homered to score two more to put SU up 5-0. Andrea Bombace ended the scoring with a double that drove Hearn and Michala Maciolek home for the last two runs of the game.Syracuse faces Louisville this weekend at home, starting on Friday at 4 p.m. Comments Published on April 11, 2018 at 10:02 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more