Young entrepreneurs and EDM fans, rejoice! There's a new festival just for you. RECESS, the nationwide "music and ideas festival," has just revealed the details of its 2014 spring tour.
Adapted from the popular Glowfest series, the four-part event will travel to a number of universities this spring with an eclectic mix of rising startups and electronic artists for a day of "networking, thought-pushing, and live music."
Part One, known as the "Recess Playground," is an interactive networking event that gives students the opportunity to network with some of the biggest entrepreneurial names in the business, including: about.me, Deal Flicks, MobileX Labs, Instaradio, Do Cool Sh*t, pandora las vegas, WillCall and more. Later in the day, students will also have the opportunity to hear a handful of guest speakers from these companies during the "Study Hall" portion.
The student attendees and young Zuckerbergs can also participate in a March Madness-style "Pitch Competition" where groups can pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges. The winners will receive a paid trip to Las Vegas to pitch to a group of advisors, mentors and investors. The festival will conclude each day in the best way possible: with performances from high-profile artists such as Diplo, Paper Diamond, Robert Delong, Sage The Gemini and more.
RECESS will kick off March 21 at University of The Pacific in Stockton, CA, with Diplo as the musical headliner. Other campuses on the tour include Indiana University, University of Maryland, New York University, Cornell University, and UC San Diego.
For full details on the event, check out the official website recess.is.
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Craig Chisnall previews the midweek Sky Bet Football League action and fancies Billy Sharp to find the net for Doncaster.
By his own admission, Billy Sharp and Doncaster Rovers have a special bond - that's why the 2/1 offered on him to score at any time on his second home debut at the Keepmoat must be jumped upon.
Rovers won the race for Sharp's loan signature from Southampton last week and he immediately proved his worth by scoring their equaliser at Blackpool that secured a precious point.
The 27-year-old was a huge hit with the Donny faithful in his first spell with the club - scoring 41 goals in 86 games before he was sold to the Saints for £1.8m two years ago.
But after a fine start on the south coast he's barely figured since Mauricio Pochettino took over from Nigel Adkins last season.
Loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Reading have followed and the Royals were keen to take him for the rest of the season before Paul Dickov swooped for his services.
And he could well be the difference for Rovers in their survival fight. He's also joined a team that have started the New Year encouragingly. They were unlucky in defeats to QPR and Blackburn before walloping Wigan 3-0 in their last home game and drawing 1-1 at Bloomfield Road at the weekend.
If they maintain their performance levels it means Sharp will get chances and as everyone knows he's more than likely to take at least one of them.
In League 1 Colchester and boss Joe Dunne go about their business with the minimum of fuss but they are going along very nicely at the moment.
The U's have won four of their last six to climb comfortably into mid-table and with limited resources that's no mean achievement.
Dunne has got a great mix of young and older players at Cuckoo Farm with the likes of Sanchez Watt, Freddie sears careers and new permanent recruit Sam Walker all starting their careers again in Essex after failing to make the grade at the top level.
They also have the likes of seasoned campaigners Clinton Morrison and David Wright to call upon and if they maintain this form they could make a late charge for the top six.
The Shrews would love just one win right now - and will make the long trip on the back of four successive defeats and six in their last seven, a run that has seen them plummet into the bottom four.
They also have rookie caretaker Michael Jackson in charge following club legend Graham Turner's departure as boss last week.
I can't see anything other than a home win so take the 6/5 with Sky Bet while you can.
In League 2 I'm putting my faith in relegation-threatened Torquay to upset the form book and beat high-fliers Burton in new boss Chris Hargreaves' first home game.
The former Gulls captain has had to bide his time to take his place in the home dugout at Plainmoor after being appointed on January 6 with their crunch clash with rock-bottom Northampton falling victim to the weather eight days ago.
But in his two games so far he's seen his side win 2-0 at AFC Wimbledon and then beaten narrowly at Oxford on Saturday.
By all accounts they were a little unfortunate to lose at the Kassam Stadium and that will give them plenty of heart heading into this clash.
The Brewers have a lengthy injury list and defeat in a match delayed until 4pm because of the weather on Saturday to fellow high-fliers Fleetwood won't have done much for their confidence.
That 90 minutes on an energy-sapping pitch plus a long trek south in midweek is far from ideal and I believe the Gulls are well worth a punt at 11/5.New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30
The New York Yankees have a huge hole to fill. It's much bigger than the one left by Robinson Cano or curtis granderson espn Granderson. There will be someone other than Mariano Rivera on the mound in the ninth inning for the first time since 1995. Rivera is the best closer to ever play the game of baseball and has huge shoes to fill.
The de-facto replacement is David Robertson. The Yankees haven't signed another reliever (yet) to compete for the job. However, if they don't, the Yankees will be in good hands with Robertson on the mound. He has some closer experience, but not a whole lot. He had a career-high three saves last season and eight total.
As the set-up man in Rivera's final season, Robertson recorded 77 strikeouts and finished with a 2.04 ERA in 70 games. He had 258 punch-outs in the last three seasons. Robertson also has great control on the ball and rarely makes a mistake. He had an average 1.93 ERA over the last three years and has given up just 11 home runs in that span.
Robertson's ranking among closers varies from source to source. ESPN's Tristan H. Cockcroft has him at No. 17, ESPN's Rankings Summit came to a agreement at No. 10 and the average CBS rankings have him at No. 13.
Heading into the draft, Robertson should be the 15th closer taken off the board. There is some great depth at the position and with Robertson going into his first season as the closer, there are questions about his consistency. The amount of innings won't change much (66.1 to Rivera's 64.0 in 2013), but the pressure will become greater knowing the games relies on his arm. Will Robertson fold under or rise above it?
If he can log 30 saves and keep the ERA under a 3.00, then Robertson will finish the season as a top-10 closer, which is all the Yankees need from him right now.Bill Pivetz is a fantasy sports writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twtter @Mr_Piv1127.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Roger Goodell once had his beer freeze while watching a game in Chicago, so sitting outside at the Super Bowl shouldn't be too much of a burden for the NFL commissioner.
But what if - and this is a very real possibility - the stadium is blanketed in the kind of blizzard-like conditions that wreaked havoc across the Northeast on Tuesday? What if the NFL doesn't get lucky and score a chilly yet tolerable Super Bowl evening at the Meadowlands?
Even worse, what if snow, sleet, ice or any combination in the first outdoor cold weather las vegas Super Bowl determines who wins the big game?
Could happen, and Goodell and other NFL officials won't be the only ones poring over weather forecasts leading up to Feb. 2. Oddsmakers in Las Vegas will be keeping a close eye on it, too, as a possible factor in whether the Denver Broncos can cover what is now a 2½-point spread against the Seattle Seahawks.
"Probably the most important guy being interviewed next week will be (television weatherman) Al Roker," said Jimmy Vaccaro, who runs the sports book at the South Point hotel.
That's not necessarily a bad thing, especially if the forecast doesn't include wind and snow or sleet. Goodell has embraced the idea of cold, though he had little choice in the matter after NFL owners decided to reward the owners of the Jets and Giants for getting a new stadium by giving them a Super Bowl.
He'll sit outside for the misery that could accompany the usual mastery of a Super Bowl. If all goes according to plan, he will hand out the Lombardi trophy to the best team in the land, and everyone will go home happy.
But some who are in the business of making the point spread for the game believe that if something like Tuesday's storm hits the day of the game it could tilt the game in favor a team that relies more on power football and defense rather than finesse. And in this Super Bowl, that would be the Seahawks.
"With the game being in New York and the early forecast for below normal temperatures in the teens that certainly favors a defensive team and a running team," said Jay Kornegay, sports book director at the LVH. "That would certainly be an advantage to the Seahawks."
Partly because of that, Kornegay and his oddsmakers made the Seahawks a 2-point favorite when betting opened Sunday for the game. But bettors enamored with the idea of Peyton Manning winning a second Super Bowl quickly caused the odds to shift to Denver's favor with a flood of money on the Broncos.
The knock on Manning, though, is that for all his greatness he's not a good cold-weather quarterback. He played much of his career inside in Indianapolis and is 4-7 in games that are below freezing at kickoffs, though some of those were games where he played sparingly because the Colts had already locked up playoff seeding.
Others were against New England, when the Patriots clearly had the better team. And Manning did complete 39 passes for 397 yards and four touchdowns against Tennessee last month when the temperature at kickoff in Denver was 18 degrees.
"I won't try to answer it because I didn't give it any validation in the first place," he said afterward about his supposed cold-weather struggles.
Both football fans and oddsmakers found out how unpredictable a big storm can make the game last month when winter weather made conditions miserable in several cities. It took players in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Baltimore the first half to get used to the conditions, then they responded with an unlikely series of wild plays and drama in lighting up the scoreboard in the second half.
That has oddsmakers scratching their heads about what to do about this year's game. They often figure things out in advance with lines that come remarkably close to the final result, but a Super Bowl in the snow would be something new to everyone.
"If it's big snow you can take all the handicapping and anything we thought we knew and throw it out the window," said Johnny Avello, the book director at the Wynn hotel.
The so-called sharps - those who wager the biggest money in this gambling city - usually wait until closer to the game to make their bets, and they may wait even longer for this game. The 10-day forecast coming out this week will shed some light on the possibility of a storm, but most will probably wait until the weather picture becomes clearer to put their money down.
"There will probably be more money on Seattle if the forecast is for colder than normal with rain or sleet," Vaccaro said. "But the biggest thing that will make the wise guys get off their wallets now is if Denver goes to 3 (point favorite). If it's 85 degrees out they will still take plus 3 with Seattle."
It won't be 85, might not even be 35. But the bookies and the NFL have at least one thing in common for a Super Bowl that could be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
Neither of them can do anything about the weather.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected] or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg