With college football hitting its 150th season this fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame highlighted celebrations taking place in the coming months to pay homage to the occasion on both a local and national level. In addition, major broadcast networks that cover college football have all pledged to support the Anniversary through use of the CFB150 logo and recognition of the Anniversary on-air and in some cases through the creation of special programming, including ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, Pac-12 Networks, SEC Network and Stadium. “The NFF has been in the vanguard of promoting the game for the past 73 years,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “And we wanted to take a leadership role in celebrating the 150th anniversary, including providing the office space for CFB150 at our corporate headquarters; staging events at the Hall in Atlanta; and incorporating the milestone into all of our key messaging whenever possible. It’s a great opportunity for us to reflect on all of the amazing opportunities college football creates for the young people and the countless regions across the country who are enriched by having programs in their communities.”
Bleacher Report is embracing the NBA Summer League with the return of B/R Jump-Off, an immersive fan experience to held at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas on Saturday. This year’s event will include a collection of Bleacher Report exclusive experiences, Instagram-able photo ops, B/R Kicks giveaways, a half-court basketball court featuring a 3v3 influencer tournament, and dunk contests. B/R Jump-Off will also feature the debut of the House of Highlights Arcade, live studio programming with special guests, and more.
Digital membership program GOLFPASS is revving up for The Open and will host exclusive live streaming of all four rounds of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open where Rory McIlroy will be part of a featured player group, including Rickie Fowler and Scotsman Robert MacIntyre, during the first two rounds of live streaming. The newest installment of the Rory & Carson Podcast on GOLFPASS, will see McIlroy and Carson Daly preview The Open. Meanwhile, GOLFPASS Originals leading up to The Open include: McIlroy’s Toughest Tracks: My Memories, My Roots: Rory McIlroy, “Yesterday & Today” and Toughest Tracks: Royal Portrush.
Mark your calendars! Sept 10-12 will see the return of the Esports Business Summit, the industry’s biggest esports business event, with days of networking, outings, play, awards and a bevy of C-level executives and global brands sharing their insights into opportunities in competitive gaming. Click here for more information and get your tickets now!
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ESPN’s Wimbledon coverage sees the Ladies’ Semifinals at 8a, including Serena Williams vs. Barbora Strycova.
ON THIS DAY in 1900: Charlotte Cooper becomes the first individual female Olympic champion in any sport.
In the Know: Referencing the date above, which sport did Charlotte Cooper play to win Olympic gold? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your company and city).
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Which NASCAR driver was known as The Onion? Answer: Todd Bodine. Kudos: Michael Ritz-Northwestern Mutual/NY; Rick Kloiber-USA Shuffleboard/NY; Brittany Wynne-World Golf Hall of Fame & First Tee/St. Augustine; Ken White-KWTV/Charlotte; Spencer Amos-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Chapel Hill; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo
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