Lott IMPACT Trophy Names Four Finalists

Via LottImpactTrophy.org NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has named four finalists for the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy. They are: Anthony Barr (UCLA), Chris Borland (Wisconsin), Devon Kennard (USC) and James Morris (Iowa). A National Voter Panel of more than 200 former college coaches, players, members of the media and past winners of the Lott IMPACT Trophy determined the finalists. The winner of the award will be announced at the annual banquet Dec. 8 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The school of the [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:12-04:00November 26th, 2013|All News, What We're Reading|

Pitt’s Aaron Donald Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

Via LottImpactTrophy.org NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 6-0, 280-pound defensive tackle had another outstanding game Saturday, recording eight solo tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries. Donald added to his impressive game by blocking a PAT that enabled the Panthers to defeat Syracuse, 17-16, and become bowl eligible with their sixth win of the season. The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation will make a donation of $1,000 to the general scholarship fund at Pitt to recognize [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:12-04:00November 25th, 2013|What We're Reading|

Samsung Named Title Sponsor of the NBA Summer League

SAMSUNG AND NBA ANNOUNCE GAME-CHANGING PARTNERSHIP - Samsung Becomes the Official Handset, Tablet, and Television of the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League - NEW YORK and RICHARDSON, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013 – Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a comprehensive multiyear marketing and technology partnership that will enhance the game and deepen the fan experience. Samsung is now the official handset, tablet, and television provider of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and NBA Development League (NBA D-League). Samsung will reach [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:13-04:00November 21st, 2013|All News, Event Management|

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade Sells Sitcom Based on His Life

Via ESPN.com Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has sold a sitcom to Fox based on his life as an NBA star and single father to two boys. The show, which is currently in development, will be called "Three the Hard Way." It will feature a character named Daryl Wade, who is an NBA superstar responsible for raising his two sons as a single parent. The show is described as Wade and "his entourage of eccentric friends, find themselves parenting by committee, when he gets full custody of his two young sons. [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:13-04:00November 20th, 2013|What We're Reading|

NBA Stars Perform a Slam-Dunk Rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’

Via Mashable We weren't sure the NBA would be able to top its enormously successful 2012 holiday spot, featuring some of its biggest players performing "Carol of the Bells" using only bouncing basketballs. But this year, the league has taken its holiday spirit to the next level with its latest ad: a performance of "Jingle Bells," featuring a slew of NBA stars and five hoops affixed with sleigh bells. The video stars James Harden (Houston Rockets), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Steve Nash (L.A. Lakers), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) and [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:13-04:00November 20th, 2013|What We're Reading|

How Good Are Terry Stotts’ Trail Blazers?

Via SBNation.com Last week, the Portland Trail Blazers held off Phoenix when Damian Lillard glided in for a layup at the buzzer. Other than Lillard's uncanny knack for doing fantastic things at the buzzer, it was a completely unremarkable game. There were almost 100 missed shots, 19 clanked three-pointers and 30 turnovers, all of which made for a truly forgettable evening. But to Blazers' coach Terry Stotts, there was another more important takeaway: his team won with defense. Portland's defense isn't awful. It's mediocre, ranking 19th in defensive rating coming into [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:13-04:00November 20th, 2013|All News, Talent Marketing|

Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Player of The Week

Via LottImpactTrophy.org Ohio State Linebacker Ryan Shazier has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for the second time this season. The 6-2, 230-pound senior led the Buckeyes with 16 tackles, including 3.5 for losses and forced a fumble in a 60-35 win over Illinois that kept the Buckeyes undefeated. The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation will make a donation of $1,000 to the general scholarship fund at Ohio State to recognize Shazier’s performance. Shazier is one of nine semi-finalists for the annual Lott IMPACT Trophy, which will [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:13-04:00November 19th, 2013|All News, Brand Consulting|

Where the Top adidas Nations 2013 Players Are Committing

The talent pool at the 2013 adidas Nations included the very best in the world, many of which have committed to top collegiate programs for the 2014-2015 season. In the 2014 HS Class of Basketball Players, adidas Nations had five out of the top 10 players in the nation and 15 out of the top 50 players in the nation. The #1 ranked player in the HS Class of 2014, Jahlil Okafor committed to Duke, while the #5 ranked Emmanuel Mudiay committed to Southern Methodist, #7 ranked Trey [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:13-04:00November 18th, 2013|All News, Event Management|

Sacramento Kings Fans Break Guinness World Record For Loudest Crowd Roar

via www.forbes.com Somewhere in Sacramento, a throng is walking around today saying, “Huh? I can’t hear you.” With a national television audience watching on ESPN, Sacramento Kings fans broke the Guinness World record for the Loudest Crowd Roar at an Indoor Sports Stadium. Not satisfied with doing it once, the SacTown faithful did this three times. The sell-out crowd of 17,317 reached 126.0 dBA in between the third and fourth quarters, topping the previous world record set earlier in the game. To put this in perspective, on July [...]

By |2013-11-18T14:14:36-04:00November 18th, 2013|What We're Reading|

Chicago Startup In Position To Revolutionize NFL Players’ Concussion Detection And Analysis

Via Forbes An announcement on August 29, 2013 stated that the NFL and retired football players reached an agreement to purportedly end the pending massive concussion litigation containing thousands of former players as plaintiffs.  As of today, Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody who is overseeing the judicial proceedings that have combined the hundreds of cases into one within a process called multi-district litigation has yet to approve the proposed settlement.  It has been well documented that if the settlement is approved, it will require the NFL and NFL Properties to contribute [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:13-04:00November 17th, 2013|What We're Reading|