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MISSION Athletecare Unveils Cleat Grip with Reggie Bush and Adrian Gonzalez

By Savoy Staff     August 1st, 2014

MISSION Athletecare unveiled Cleat Grip (Mission Cleat Grip: Reggie Bush & Mia Hamm), its newest athlete-inspired product innovation, a patent-pending application designed to reduce mud accumulation on cleats, with the help of pro football running back Reggie Bush and pro baseball player Adrian Gonzalez. Speed is an invaluable asset for today’s athlete - and nowhere is [...]

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Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win Olympic Gold Medal Passes

By D. Janell Perry     July 16th, 2014

The first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, passed away early Monday in southern Georgia. The 90-year-old former Olympian’s death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones. Davis was the recipient of the Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games hosted in London with an American and [...]

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9-Year-Old Girl Recruited by University of Miami Basketball Team

By D. Janell Perry     June 18th, 2014

The women’s basketball coaching staff at the University of Miami urged prospective student, Jaden Newman, to keep the Hurricanes in mind when it came time to make her college choice during her visit to the campus. Not to mention Jaden is nine-years-old. This fourth-grader equipped with basketball skills beyond her age has already played two [...]

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Sprite and LeBron James Team up to Reward Dedicated Individuals Who Change the Game

By Savoy Staff     May 14th, 2014

For over a decade, LeBron James has made a massive impact on the basketball court, and this summer, he is partnering with Sprite to change the game off the court for four deserving fans. Through the Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James #ChangeTheGame contest, Sprite will award an aspiring musician, a visual artist, an entrepreneur [...]

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Morgan Wootten Names McDonald’s All American Players Of The Year

By Savoy Staff     March 25th, 2014

Joe Wootten, Head Basketball Coach of Bishop O’Connell in Arlington, Va., (left) and Douglas Freeland, Director of the McDonald’s All American Games (right) recognize the 2014 McDonald’s All Americans Jahlil Okafor (left center) and Ariel Atkins (right center) as the 2014 Morgan Wootten Players of the Year at the Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday, March, [...]

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Magic Johnson Headlines Group Investing in LA Sparks

By D. Janell Perry     February 7th, 2014

Magic Johnson is making his way back onto the Los Angeles basketball scene. The former Lakers??? is part of a group buying the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. “We’re totally thrilled,” WNBA President Laurel Richie told The Associated Press. “When Magic chooses to enter into a partnership with a WNBA team, that’s a great [...]

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Marshawn Lynch scores sweet endorsement deal with Skittles

By D. Janell Perry     January 31st, 2014

  Besides his “Beastmode” running skills, Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch, is well known for his love of the candy Skittles. Lynch is reportedly now teaming up with Skittles in what could be an extremely delectable and lucrative endorsement deal for both parties. The brand has announced that they will be releasing a special “Seattle [...]

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Fakework Sports Management Group And Summit Sports Group Announce Signings Of Marion Grice, Alden Darby, Chris Young And Brandon Wimberly

By Savoy Staff     January 14th, 2014

L to R:  Brandon Wimberly, DJ Mormile, Marion Grice and Aldon Darby. Fakework Sports Management Group (FSMG), in partnership and cooperation with Summit Sports Group, announced the signing of Arizona State’s Marion Grice, Alden Darby and Chris Young, along with Nevada’s Brandon Wimberly. “We are very excited that Marion, Alden, Chris and Brandon have all chosen [...]

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Alaska Airlines and Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Launch ’12th Fan Rescue’ Contest

By Savoy Staff     January 8th, 2014

Alaska Airlines and star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson are coming to the rescue of Seahawk fans across the country by offering to fly two loyal fans to Seattle this weekend to watch the Seahawks battle the New Orleans Saints in their divisional playoff game. In “Russell’s 12th Fan Rescue” contest, Seahawk fans are asked to [...]

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Deemed the ‘Game Changer:’ There’s No ‘I’ in Team, but Michigan State’s, Blackwell, Definitely Has an Eye for Talent!

By Savoy Staff     January 2nd, 2014

Deemed a “game changer” by MSU Coach, Mark Dantonio, just three weeks into his tenure, Blackwell was credited with immediate recruiting gains. The last time Michigan State Spartans were Rose Bowl champions, the now Director of College Advancement and Performance & Camp Director, Curtis Blackwell, was just a 10-year-old tyke throwing around a football with [...]

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