WATCH: Coastal Carolina celebrates win with elbow drop through table in wild WWE-style locker room match


The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers continued their undefeated season on Saturday with a 28-14 win over Georgia Southern. The team was able to break a tie at halftime with 14 unanswered points in the fourth to take the victory.

In celebration of their achievement, the team decided to put on a little show for themselves in the locker room afterwards. In a video posted by redshirt senior linebacker Silas Kelly, the team watched two guys dressed up as professional wrestlers go up against someone else who was dressed up as their opponent’s mascot. The two pro wrestlers do a bit of pandering, with impressions of WWE greats like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and, of course, putting the mascot stand-in through a table.

These celebrations weren’t just for a run-of-the-mill win of a team in a mid-major conference. In addition to being undefeated going into this game, this was also the first time that Coastal Carolina was ranked in the top 25 in program history, as they were ranked No. 25 in the nation prior to facing the Eagles. The pressure was high because of the historical context, but also because they were without phenom redshirt freshman starting quarterback Grayson McCall. 

“For us to find a way to win when you’re down certain people, for us to pull that out against a good team I’m very proud of our guys and the way they handled some of the adversity,” CCU coach Jamey Chadwell said after the game, per Myrtle Beach online.

As it turns out, that pride in his team is worthy of a high-octane spectacle to celebrate the win.


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Psykhe secures Seed funding to match consumer personalities to fashion products

In an overcrowded market of online fashion brands, consumers are spoilt for choice on what site to visit. They are generally forced to visit each brand one by one, manually filtering down to what they like. Most of the experience is not that great, and past purchase history and cookies aren’t much to go on to tailor user experience. If someone has bought an army-green military jacket, the e-commerce site is on a hiding to nothing if all it suggests is more army-green military jackets…

Instead, Psycke ( it’s brand name is ‘PSYKHE’) is an e-commerce startup that uses AI and psychology to make product recommendations based both on the user’s personality profile and the ‘personality’ of the products. Admittedly, a number of startups have come and gone claiming this, but it claims to have taken a unique approach to make the process of buying fashion easier by acting as an aggregator that pulls products from all leading fashion retailers. Each user sees a different storefront that, says the company, becomes increasingly personalized.

It has now raised $1.7 million in seed funding from a range of investors and is announcing new plans to scale its technology to other consumer verticals in the future in the B2B space.

The investors are Carmen Busquets – the largest founding investor in Net-a-Porter; SLS Journey – the new investment arm of the MadaLuxe Group, the North American distributor of luxury fashion; John Skipper – DAZN Chairman and former Co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and President of ESPN; and Lara Vanjak – Chief Operating Officer at Aser Ventures, formerly at MP & Silva and FC Inter-Milan.

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So what does it do? As a B2C aggregator, it pools inventory from leading retailers. The platform then applies machine learning and personality-trait science, and tailors product recommendations to users based on a personality test taken on sign-up. The company says it has international patents pending and has secured affiliate partnerships with leading retailers that include Moda Operandi, MyTheresa, LVMH’s platform 24S, and 11 Honoré.

The business model is based around an affiliate partnership model, where it makes between 5-25% of each sale. It also plans to expand into B2B for other consumer verticals in the future, providing a plug-in product that allows users to sort items by their personality.

How does this personality test help? Well, Psykhe has assigned an overall psychological profile to the actual products themselves: over 1 million products from commerce partners, using machine learning (based on training data).

So for example, if a leather boot had metal studs on it (thus looking more ‘rebellious’), it would get a moderate-low rating on the trait of ‘Agreeableness’. A pink floral dress would get a higher score on that trait. A conservative tweed blazer would get a lower score tag on the trait of ‘Openness’, as

Casper Just Released the Coziest Accessories to Match Its Best-selling Mattresses | Travel + Leisure

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Casper is well-known for its ultra-comfortable mattresses, bedding, and other accessories designed to help you get a good night’s rest. If you’re a fan of the brand and happen to be in the market for some cozy accessories this season, you’ll love its seasonal pop-up: Casper Rest Stop.

This festive, sleep-themed pop-up shop is full of cozy accessories, from sweatshirts to socks to mugs. There’s even a coffee mug-themed puzzle that’s the perfect at-home to enjoy with family this winter. Better yet, these items make excellent gifts for everyone on your list. For your friend who’s been wearing the same sweats to work from home for months, opt for the a crewneck sweatshirt or t-shirt with fun phrases like “bedtime,” “California king,” and “nap crew.” Or maybe you want to encourage self-care and gift yourself a smiley-face mug or sticker-covered water bottle. You can even treat your furry friend to an adorable dog hoodie.

And shopping this pop-up will benefit a good cause — 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to Win, the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for homeless families in New York City.

Keep reading for some of our top picks from the limited-edition collection.

Madeline Diamond is an e-commerce editor at Travel + Leisure, and she’s constantly fighting the impulse to overpack for her next trip. You can follow her on Twitter @madgdiamond.

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UMass says NCAA’s penalties to men’s basketball, women’s tennis teams don’t match the violations

The University of Massachusetts athletic department has acknowledged overpaying 12 athletes about $9,100 in financial aid from 2014-2017, but disagrees with the NCAA’s decision Friday to strip the school of 59 men’s basketball victories and an Atlantic 10 Conference championship in women’s tennis.

Director of athletics Ryan Bamford said UMass was willing to accept a $5,000 fine and year of probation, but the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions rejected that and instead included vacated wins as part of the penalty. UMass, which was also placed on probation through October 2022, plans to appeal.

“This outcome today, the overreach by the NCAA, are penalties that are not proportionate to the violations,” Bamford said. “Especially the vacation of wins and the vacation of records. It penalizes student-athletes and coaches that to this day don’t know that we had over-rewarded them financially.”

After a three-year investigation, the NCAA concluded that four UMass athletes — all basketball players — received a higher housing payment after they moved to less-expensive off-campus housing. Eight other athletes — six basketball players and two tennis players — continued to receive a dorm phone stipend after they moved off campus. One athlete received both.

Bamford said the total cost of infractions for the two women’s tennis players was $252.

UMass said it reported the violations in the spring of 2017 after self-investigating possible low-level violations that occurred under former men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg. Over the last three years, Bamford said the NCAA interviewed coaches, student-athletes, and staff members as the two sides tried to negotiate a resolution.

The COI rejected an original agreement between UMass and the NCAA because it did not include vacated results, and then sent the case back to its enforcement division to hold a hearing for more penalties.

“Vacation is intended as an institutional penalty to address unearned competitive or recruiting advantages,” Bamford said. “In this case we did neither. We made unintentional mistakes. We gained no advantage in recruiting, no advantage in competition.”

According to the NCAA report, a former associate athletics director’s misunderstanding of financial aid rules and administrative error resulted in the violations. The committee did not find a failure to monitor infractions because 98 percent of the time during the period where the overpayments occurred, UMass appropriately distributed financial aid.

Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade said the set of penalties was unfortunate for an administrative mistake that could be classified as minor.

“To have a set of student-athletes that had no involvement in a mistake that has been acknowledged and to penalize them by the vacation of contests seems inordinately punitive,” McGlade said. “These 12 student-athletes received an overage that essentially wasn’t tracked but it was attributed to a qualified university expenditure. It’s very disappointing and I think it’s something we need to address as an association.”

Dave Roberts, the COI chief hearings officer and special assistant to the athletic director at Southern California, said previous case precedent based on ineligible participation by athletes led to the penalty.

The COI’s ruling