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Uristocrat Sports Round-Up: Jaylen Brown, HBCU NIL, NFL Free Agency

Uristocrat Sports Round-Up: Jaylen Brown, HBCU NIL, NFL Free Agency

NBA

Jaylen Brown on Basketball, Activism and Being Black in Boston

The star Celtics guard talks about his career year in the N.B.A., educational inequality and his association with Kanye West.

Jaylen Brown on Basketball, Activism and Being Black in Boston
The star Celtics guard talks about his career year in the N.B.A., educational inequality and his association with Kanye West.

NBA Hot and Cold Players and a Fanatics Discussion With Cage Lawyer

NBA Hot and Cold Players and a Fanatics Discussion With Cage Lawyer
Mike and Jesse discuss which basketball players’ card values have fluctuated the most this season

Memphis Grizzlies 'hopeful' Morant will return to play Wednesday

Grizz ‘hopeful’ Morant will return to play Wed.
Ja Morant rejoined the team Monday after serving an eight-game suspension, but he was held out of the evening’s game to allow him time to ramp up his conditioning.

Raptors, Hawks and Bulls: Analyzing the race for the East’s eighth seed

Analyzing the race for the East’s eighth seed between Raptors, Hawks and Bulls
The race for eighth place in the tough Eastern Conference could come down to the wire for this trio of teams.

Randle has Knicks' first 50-point game since Melo

Randle has Knicks’ first 50-point game since Melo
Julius Randle scored a career-high 57 points, but it wasn’t enough to save the Knicks from a disappointing 140-134 loss to the Timberwolves on Monday night.

NFL Free Agency

Sources: Texans add TE Dalton Schultz, RB Devin Singletary

Sources: Texans add TE Schultz, RB Singletary
The Texans agreed to one-year deals with tight end Dalton Schultz and running back Devin Singletary, sources told ESPN on Monday.

O.J. Howard signs with Raiders

O.J. Howard signs with Raiders - ProFootballTalk
The Monday visit between tight end O.J. Howard and the Raiders must have gone well.Hours after it was reported Howard was visiting with Las Vegas, the tight end has signed with the club, the Raiders announced on Monday.Howard is a candidate to replace Darren Waller as the team’s starting tight end.…


NCAA Tournament

The Big Winners From A Mad First Week Of The Men’s NCAA Tournament

The Big Winners From A Mad First Week Of The Men’s NCAA Tournament
The opening weekend of the 2023 men’s NCAA Tournament certainly delivered on its widely anticipated madness. Four of the 10 teams with the highest pre-tournamen…

NFL News & Rumors

Report: Magic Johnson joins Josh Harris’ Commanders bid

Report: Magic Johnson joins Josh Harris’ Commanders bid - ProFootballTalk
There have been signs that a sale of the Commanders is drawing closer in recent days and a leading bidder has reportedly added a well-known name to his potential ownership group.Sportico reports that NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has joined Josh Harris‘ bid to buy the team from current owner Danie…

Cam Newton will throw at Auburn’s Pro Day on Tuesday

Cam Newton will throw at Auburn’s Pro Day on Tuesday - ProFootballTalk
Cam Newton hasn’t lost his swag, but what he wants is another chance.The free agent quarterback confirmed in a social media post that he will throw during Auburn’s Pro Day on Tuesday.“Tell me how these randoms keep getting jobs,” Newton says during the video before later adding, “Ain’t 32 mother [ex…


NCAA Football

HBCU commissioners working together on NIL, sports growth

When Jacqie McWilliams sat at a table with other college sports leaders three years ago to discuss name, image and likeness, she thought about what the life-changing legislation would look like for historically Black colleges and universities.

With less government funding and fewer resources than Power Five schools, historically Black schools have a harder time recruiting top athletes. NIL, with little uniformity in how it is enforced across states, schools and regions, has widened that gap.

So, the commissioners of the four major HBCU conferences — the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) — recently agreed to work more closely together in partnering with professional sports leagues, including the NBA and NFL, to increase the value of HBCUs and send more athletes to the pros.

HBCU commissioners working together on NIL, sports growth - New York Amsterdam News
Historically Black schools have a harder time recruiting top athletes. NIL, with little uniformity in how it is enforced across states, schools and regions, has widened that gap.

Game Theory with Bomani Jones

2024 Sneaker Releases

May
24
Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
23

Thursday Notes for May 23rd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
22
Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

The Jordan Brand has unveiled new "Dongdan"-themed colorways for the Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90, set to
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May
22
Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
21
Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
21
Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Key Takeaways * Tyshawn Jones has launched his second signature sneaker with Adidas, the Tyshawn Low. * The sneaker is designed to
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May
20
Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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Apr
08
adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

Lionel Messi's collaboration with Adidas Sambas, inspired by his time with Inter Miami, presents a captivating blend of style, performance,
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Apr
08
Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

The latest collaboration between Bode and Nike centered around the re-release of the Astro Grabber, a shoe with a rich
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Feb
08
Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

The Bodega x Saucony Jaunt Woven is a testament to the fusion of aesthetic appeal and functional design. It's a
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Jan
29
Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

The Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail" colorways are slated for release in the Spring and
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Jan
25
Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

View this post on Instagram A post shared by zSneakerHeadz (@zsneakerheadz) Sneaker culture is excited as the iconic Air Jordan
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Jan
22
Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

The Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail," set to release in April 2024, is a highly anticipated addition to the Jordan Brand's Special Edition (SE) range.
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Apr
25
Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and Black. Air
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