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Former NFL Lineman Brings Virtual Reality To High School Football

In another interesting development in the collision between virtual reality technology and sports, former NFL lineman Akim Millington has been announced as Next Galaxy Corp’s newest director of Virtual Reality for Sports and Entertainment. Akim was a high school all-American athlete in both track and football, and was even recognized as a top high school recruit in Illinois. After high school, Akim engaged in a collegiate career playing football for the Oklahoma Sooners, and then eventually played professionally for the New Orleans Saints. But he is not only experienced in sports, he is also technologically savvy…

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Jun.30

Von 8 auf 80 Fanclubs:FCB feiert mit seinen US-Fans in Miami

Sommer, Sonne, FC Bayern – so lautete am vergangenen Samstag das Motto in Miami/USA. Der deutsche Rekordmeister hatte seine Fans zu einem Fest geladen. Denn es gab Grund zu feiern: Innerhalb eines Jahres war die Zahl der registrierten Bayern-Fanclubs in den USA von 8 auf 80 gewachsen! Damit hat der FCB mehr Fanclubs in den USA als jeder andere europäische Fußball-Klub! Und darauf galt es anzustoßen…

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Jun.30

Presseerklärung:Tipico neuer Platin-Partner des FC Bayern

Der FC Bayern München begrüßt einen Tag vor dem Trainingsauftakt einen neuen Partner: Der deutsche Fußballmeister und der internationale Sportwetten-Anbieter Tipico haben einen Vertrag über eine Laufzeit von vier Jahren abgeschlossen. Das Unternehmen mit zahlreichen Niederlassungen in Europa wird beim FC Bayern Platin-Partner. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Vorstandsvorsitzender des FC Bayern München: „Tipico ist im europäischen Fußball seit geraumer Zeit sehr erfolgreich. Da ist es naheliegend, dass der FC Bayern und das international hervorragend aufgestellte Unternehmen fortan gemeinsame Wege gehen.” Jörg Wacker, Vorstand für Internationalisierung und Strategie beim FC Bayern München: „Tipico hat sich zu einer exzellenten Marke entwickelt und passt hervorragend in den Kreis unserer hochkarätigen Partner.“ Auch für Tipico hat die bis 2019 geschlossene Partnerschaft eine besondere Bedeutung: „Wir freuen uns, Platin-Partner des FC Bayern München zu sein“, erklärt Jan Bolz, CEO der Tipico Co.

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Auburn’s Takeover Schedule for July 1 on SEC Network

Auburn’s Takeover Schedule for July 1 on SEC Network  SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) continues Wednesday, July 1 with the Auburn Tigers taking over the national television network for 24 hours. With the help of men’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl, Auburn selected 10 marquee television events from the vault* to re-live with fans. The day’s programming will also include two ESPN Films centered around Auburn royalty Bo Jackson, as well as the SEC Storied chronicling the athletic powerhouse built by Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and Frank Thomas in the 1980s…

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Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards to Take Place July 14

Inaugural Event Presented by ESPN and PlayStation to Salute Those Using the Power of Sport to Serve Community; Finalists and Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Winners Announced The inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, presented by ESPN and PlayStation®, will celebrate and honor athletes, teams, nonprofits and members of the sports industry for using sport to serve communities and make a positive impact on society, it was announced by John Skipper, President, ESPN. The event, which will take place Tuesday, July 14 at the Conga Room at L.A. Live, will be the first of its kind, bringing together the leagues and sporting community to pay tribute to the collective good of sports. Multiple sports-related leagues and/or governing bodies — including MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, USOC, USTA, WNBA, WWE and the Women’s Sports Foundation — have nominated athletes, teams and community members that are using the power of sports to transform lives and uplift communities. Highlights of the evening will be featured during a 30-minute special on ESPN, July 23 at 8:30 p.m. …

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Jun.29

ESPNU, ESPN3 to Cover World University Games From South Korea July 3-12

More than 100 Hours of Coverage across 15 Sports Including Extensive Coverage of Team USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Kansas Represents Team USA Men’s Basketball ESPNU and ESPN3 will cover the World University Games from July 3 through July 14 from Gwangju, South Korea, with an emphasis on Team USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball. Team USA Men’s Basketball is comprised of mostly the Kansas Men’s Basketball roster and is coached by Kansas’ Bill Self.  Team USA Women’s Basketball team is comprised of top college players, including Maryland’s Brionna Jones and Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields. ESPNU will televise the Team USA Men’s Basketball pool play games on July 3, 5, 7, and 8. …

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