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Crown Royal launches NBA2K series feat. Hawks Talon, Detroit Pistons GT

Canadian whisky brand Crown Royal has teamed up with Columbia Records and NBA2K teams Hawks Talon and Detroit Pistons GT to launch a music and gaming series called The Crown Crossover. The show features Columbia Records artists Quinn XCII, Joey Bada$$, CHASE B and more, playing NBA 2K against gaming influencers. Select members of Hawks Talon and Detroit Pistons GT will […]

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ThriveFantasy announces strategic partnership with Envy Gaming

Fantasy sports and esports proposition (prop) betting platform ThriveFantasy has announced a strategic partnership with North American esports organisation Envy Gaming. The partnership is ThriveFantasy’s first collaboration with an esports organisation and will see the firm named as the ‘Official Daily Fantasy Esports Platform’ for Team Envy. RELATED: Envy Gaming launches ‘EnvyUS’ membership programme Envy Gaming […]

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Financial Impact of COVID-19 Dominates Intercollegiate Athletics Forum

As leaders in intercollegiate athletics convened virtually at the Intercollegiate Athletics Forum (IAF), the discussions centered on how college sports have navigated this unprecedented year. The IAF is an annual fixture. As many events have done this year, the conference, which is usually a hub of networking and vibrant discussions, moved to a virtual space. […]

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Coach John Thompson, Jr. in Retrospect

Coach John Thompson, Jr. died on August 30, 2020, at the age of 78.  He redefined college basketball and challenged stereotypes of Black masculinity and mental aptitude.  ESPN host Michael Wilbon called him a mentor and a master teacher. Thompson’s journey began on September 2, 1941, in the segregated housing projects of Washington, DC’s Anacostia […]