Load remaining images The Jake Peavy Foundation and Outsiders Presents teamed up this week for the inaugural Outsiders Ball, a two-day collaboration between Peavy, mega-Grateful-Dead-fan and MLB starting pitcher (formerly of the San Francisco Giants, but now a free agent), and Phil Lesh, the Dead’s legendary bassist. The Outsiders Ball took place in Peavy’s hometown of Mobile, AL with a private event on November 21st and a public concert on the 22nd, with all proceeds going to the disaster relief to support individuals and families affected by the recent hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean, as well as victims of the Northern California fires. Proceeds will be donated to a variety of organizations via The Jake Peavy Foundation on behalf of Jake and Phil and Jill Lesh.Major League Deadhead: Jake Peavy’s Unlimited Devotion To The Grateful DeadOn Wednesday night, Phil & his Family Band took over to the Mobile Civic Center with special guests Eric Krasno of Soulive and Lettuce, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, Marcus King, Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Jennifer Hartswick from Trey Anastasio Band, Chris Spies of Matador! Soul Sounds, and Jake Peavy himself. The band played through Grateful Dead standards, as well as fun covers “Sweet Jane” and “Iko Iko”. Listen to the full show audio below, taped by teamikoiko:After the Outsiders Ball, the party moved to the Brickyard in Mobile where Jen Hartswick, Eric Krasno, George Porter and Marcus King jammed with Mobiles Dead until about 5am with no set list. Watch 10 minutes of the jammed out bliss below, courtesy of chantarene:Check out photos from the Outsiders Ball, as well as the after-party, below, courtesy of photographer Fred Salinas.Setlist: Outsiders Ball | Mobile Civic Center | Mobile, AL | 11/22/17Set 1Alabama Getaway GLSweet Jane RJCats Down Under the Stars AKDeal EKJack Straw GL/RJ> The Other One PL > Jack Straw > The Other OneHe’s Gone PLSet 2Cold Rain and Snow Jake PeavyBertha Jake PeavyThat’s What Love Will Make You Do Jen/EKScarlet Begonias ALL > Fire on the Mountain MKSugaree George PorterEyes of the World – George PorterLooks Like Rain MKWest LA Fadeaway – MKNew Minglewood Blues – MKIko Iko – Ivan Neville (Double Bass)EncoreBrokedown Palace – Jennifer HartswickOutsiders Ball | Mobile Civic Center | Mobile, AL | 11/22/17 | Photos by Fred Salinas
According to an Indianapolis Star article, one of the earliest (if not earliest) bowl game involving Indiana colleges took place in 1889 in what is now the Tech High School area of Indianapolis. It involved Purdue and Butler.It so happened that there was a blizzard on that Thanksgiving Day in 1889, so only about 250 braved the conditions and watched Butler shut out Purdue 14-0.The next year these same two teams got together on Thanksgiving for what was again billed as an Indiana Football Bowl. The two undefeated teams had quite a battle before a winner was determined. In front of a crowd estimated at 5,000, the fans saw Purdue jump out to a 10-0 lead, but Butler battled back and won this game 12-10.So, before the advent of Big Ten Football, the Rose Bowl, and the new football playoff format, Purdue and Butler got together on Thanksgiving and played two memorable football games. Since then, of course, Purdue has moved up to Division I in football and Butler plays in a lower division. The two teams have not played against one another for years.
Photo by Matt Katatsu | Daily TrojanThe USC Iovine & Young Academy received a $425,543 grant from the Phase ONE Foundation to increase the academy’s interdisciplinary model by expanding to the health care field, particularly health innovation in cancer care. The grant aims to fund the development of a full-scale four-year undergraduate track set to launch as early as Fall 2019, according to Market Insider. The Phase ONE Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer clinical research, education and treatment programs as well as funding leaders in the scientific and medical community. With the foundation’s seed funding, the school will expand its interdisciplinary academic curriculum and co-curricular offerings in partnership with the Convergent Science Initiative in Cancer led by Peter Kuhn, a founding faculty member of the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.“We are emboldened by Phase ONE’s commitment to education and innovative research,” Erica Muhl, founding executive director of Iovine and Young and dean of USC Roski School of Art and Design, told Markets Insider. “Their gift ensures we have the resources to continue to provide best-in-class education and develop innovative, agile thinkers who will help to shape the future of the health industries.” The health innovation track will allow undergraduate students to interact with teams of physicians, scientists, cancer patients, user experience and user interface designers and graduate students to develop health solutions to improve patient outcomes. In 2016, the pilot cancer module was created in collaboration with CSI-Cancer and Kuhn’s laboratory. Students from the academy worked with members in Kuhn’s lab as part of CSI-Cancer to develop CancerBase, an online platform that allows cancer patients to track real-time biometric data and measure the effectiveness of cancer treatment. “By blending the Academy’s human-centered design methodologies with biosciences, we can leverage the power of convergence to spark innovative approaches to the most intractable health problems,” Kuhn told Markets Insider.Phase ONE Foundation Board Chair Royce Bergman said the collaboration between Kuhn, the Academy and the Foundation has already yielded results for the future of cancer care. “The USC Iovine and Young Academy is clearly becoming a hotbed of ideas and innovation due to its collaborative and convergent framework,” Bergman told Markets Insider. “We are confident this new program will open new possibilities for future cancer researchers and transform patient experiences for generations to come.”