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18-Year-Old Basketball Player And Rapper Flau'jae Johnson Inks Shoe Deal With Puma Before Making Her LSU Debut

Puma has brought on a new addition to its expansive roster of young, talented athletes. On Sept. 8, ESPN broke the news that basketball star and rapper Flau’jae Johnson inked a shoe deal with PUMA Hoops ahead of her freshman season at Louisiana State University (LSU).  

Sep 9, 2022

Shaq's Son Shareef O'Neal Signs NIL Deal With Crypto Startup NFT Genius

Shaquille O’Neal once said he wants his kids to work hard for their money, and his son Shareef O’Neal is doing just that. Forbes reports that the basketball athlete has signed a long-term name, image, and likeness (NIL) deal with crypto startup NFT Genius. Shareef will release a non-fungible token (NFT) series with the celebrity-backed platform on Dec. 13. The collection will feature his journey and the stories of the iconic O’Neal family, where buyers can learn about their shared passion for sports, their love for family, and their mission to inspire others. “I see NFTs as an innovative medium to bring fans along my life’s journey — to join me and my family through our own successes and struggles and bring awareness to causes that are important to me,” said Shareef, according to Forbes. “We want to reward everyone who secures my first NFTs that will reflect those things I am most passionate about — basketball, music, and giving back. We have a lot of surprises in store including...

Dec 8, 2021

Michigan State's Mel Tucker Set To Become The Highest-Paid Black Head Coach In Sports

Michigan State University (MSU) and Head Football Coach Mel Tucker are reportedly closing in on a groundbreaking deal, a deal that would not only make him the highest-paid Big Ten football coach but also cement Mel Tucker as the highest-paid Black head coach in sports. Tucker is currently in his second year of a contract signed with MSU back in February of 2020, where he is earning $5.56 million per year. Despite being in the early stages of the agreement, the new negotiations follow after Tucker’s name has been in the basket for a slew of coaching vacancies at other institutions. Most recently a position at Louisiana State University, which would become available by the end of this season as current head coach, Ed Orgeron’s contract has been terminated for undisclosed reasons. Michigan State seems to be making it clear that they want Tucker for the long term with a reported deal that will grant the Cleveland native $95 million over 10 years, according to an undisclosed source who...

Nov 18, 2021

Full-Ride Scholarship Offers Are Rolling In For Spelling Bee Champ Zaila Avant-garde At Only Age 14

Zaila Avant-garde is already attracting the attention of colleges! According to The Advocate, Southern University is now the third Louisiana school to offer the National Spelling Bee champion a full-ride scholarship. The Historically Black College and University’s (HBCU’s) president-chancellor, Ray L. Belton, shared the news via Twitter and announced that along with the scholarship, the Louisiana native would receive her very own day at the school. I am pleased to announce that @Southernu_BR is offering #ZailaAvantgarde a full scholarship and " #Zaila Day" at SU, part of the nation’s only #HBCU system. Our student leaders, faculty, and alumni look forward meeting with you. We welcome you to the #JaguarNation ! #WeAreSouthern — Ray L. Belton, Ph.D. (@DrRayBelton) July 10, 2021 “Our student leaders, faculty, and alumni look forward to meeting with you,” said Belton. “We welcome you to the #JaguarNation!” A spokesman for Southern University further clarified...

Jul 12, 2021

LSU Names William Tate IV As The First Black President In The School's History

Louisiana State University (LSU) has just made a power move with the school’s first Black president. During the Board of Supervisors Meeting, the Board named William Tate IV as the school’s next president. Tate currently serves as an Education Foundation Distinguished Professor and Provost as well as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina. “This is a very pivotal time at our university, from economic, environmental, social challenges, but we are doing great things at this place. From our academic achievements, our enrollment, our diversity, I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said LSU Board Chair Robert Dampf in an official press release. “We set about to find a great leader, and we found one.” He will replace current LSU President Tom Galligan who has served as the school’s president since January 2000. For Tate, being a part of LSU’s executive team is exciting and he notes that the students will be a driving force in the work that...

May 7, 2021