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George Karl joins ESPN as analyst

via Former Nuggets coach Karl joins ESPN as analyst NEW YORK (AP) -- George Karl, who won the NBA Coach of the Year award last season but then lost his job in Denver, is joining ESPN as a studio analyst. Karl signed a multiyear deal but will clearly keep an eye out for a return to the sideline. He previously worked for ESPN as a studio analyst during the 2003-04 season. "I think they know and I know that in the right situation there's always the possibility of going back [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:16-04:00September 30th, 2013|All News, Talent Marketing|

Arizona State’s Alden Darby Named Lott IMPACT Player of The Week

Via LottImpactTrophy.org NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Arizona State Safety Alden Darby has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 5-11, 195-pound senior from Long Beach, California, had two interceptions – one returned for a 46-yard touchdown, and a forced fumble that he recovered in a 62-41 win over USC. In recognition of Darby’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Arizona State. Darby’s big plays were instrumental in ASU’ s stunning [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:16-04:00September 30th, 2013|All News, Brand Consulting|

Clemson Linebacker Spencer Shuey Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

Via www.LottImpactTrophy.org NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – Clemson Linebacker Spencer Shuey has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 6-3, 240-pound Shuey from Charlotte, North Carolina had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in a 26-14 win over North Carolina State. The victory kept the No. 3 ranked Tigers undefeated at 3-0. In recognition of Shuey’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Clemson. Shuey is a two-time ACC Academic Honor [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:16-04:00September 23rd, 2013|All News, Brand Consulting|

Nielsen helps Michigan Football become a social media giant

By Michael Smith, Staff Writer via www.sportsbusinessdaily.com ESPN’s Notre Dame-Michigan game last week not only drew the highest TV ratings of the day, but it also won the day on Twitter. Michigan officials know this because they followed the number of mentions on Twitter through a Nielsen product called Social Guide. The social media monitoring tool is like a Nielsen rating for a TV program’s activity on Twitter. It showed that the Michigan-Notre Dame broadcast generated 286,000 tweets during the window of just more than three hours. That’s [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:16-04:00September 23rd, 2013|What We're Reading|

HallPass lends a hand to NBA Coaches Association and Joseph Abboud

This past week HallPass Media partnered with Joseph Abboud and the NBA Coaches Association on the development of a new marketing initiative during the 2013-2014 NBA Season. Joseph Abboud has worked with NBA Coaches in the past and their recent acquisition by Men’s Wearhouse allows for more in market potential with the sharp dressed leaders. Stay tuned for more in the weeks ahead. Read the full story here: Rules, Suits, Shoes, Hoops Highlight Annual Coaches' Meeting

By |2019-08-27T09:08:16-04:00September 19th, 2013|Brand Consulting, Talent Marketing|

UCLA Linebacker Anthony Barr Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

Via LottImpactTrophy.org NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – UCLA Linebacker Anthony Barr has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 6-4, 245-pound senior from San Pedro, Ca. forced three fumbles and had a team high 11 tackles, including two for losses, in UCLA’s impressive come-from-behind win at Nebraska Saturday, 41-21. In recognition of Barr’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at UCLA. Said Nebraska Offensive Line Coach John Garrison of Barr: [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00September 15th, 2013|All News, Brand Consulting|

Stanford Safety Ed Reynolds Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

Via LottImpactTrophy.org NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – Stanford safety Ed Reynolds has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 6-2, 206-pound senior from Orange Park, Florida was had a team high 12 tackles and one interception in Stanford’s 34-13 victory over San Jose State. In recognition of  Reynolds’ performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Stanford. “He (Reynolds) is one of the best safeties in the nation,” said Stanford Coach [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00September 9th, 2013|All News, Brand Consulting|

Cameras to analyze player moves

via www.espn.go.com The NBA announced Thursday that it will install motion-tracking cameras in every arena this season to provide coaches, players and fans reams of data aimed at pulling back the curtain on what it takes to succeed at basketball's highest level. The NBA has partnered with STATS on the SportVU cameras, and the relationship has grown from a single arena during the 2009 NBA Finals into a league-wide initiative that will be up and ready for the start of this season. The technology can monitor every move a [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00September 6th, 2013|What We're Reading|

St. Jude table tennis tourney highlights great week of charity

Every year at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas one of HallPass’ main focuses is on bringing the basketball world together in an effort to support cancer research and help St. Jude Research Hospital move their mission forward. This year was no different and the program was as successful as ever. An extension of the yearly Hoops for St. Jude program is the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital booth at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where Summer League fans can donate to the cause, purchase memorabilia signed by [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00September 3rd, 2013|All News, Event Management|

USC’S Devon Kennard Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

Via LottImpactTrophy.org NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – USC’s Devon Kennard has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 6-3, 255-pound senior from Phoenix was credited with two tackles for loss (one a sack), two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and three tackles in the Trojans’  30-13 victory over Hawaii. In recognition of Kennard’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at USC. Kennard, who missed all of 2012, is also an [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00September 2nd, 2013|All News, Brand Consulting|