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August 15, 2023

Jalen Hurts & Jordan Brand: Eagles QB Signs with Jumpman

Jalen Hurts officially has a footwear sponsor — the Philadelphia Eagles QB is the latest NFL player to partner with the Jordan Brand, the Nike company announced Monday. Hurts is also the third active NFL quarterback with a Jordan deal, joining Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Carolina Panthers rookie Bryce Young. The details of the contract were not disclosed, but Hurts joins a lengthy roster of current NFL players affiliated with Jumpman. A few standout faces include Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante AdamsNew Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan, and San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel.

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Peyton Manning Goes Back to School with Tennessee Appointment

Former NFL and University of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning is returning to his alma mater. The two-time Super Bowl champion will be joining the College of Communication and Information as a professor of practice starting in the 2023 fall semester, the university announced Monday. Manning will join select classes during the academic year as an expert, Tennessee added, “bringing significant industry experience to the classroom.” The Hall of Famer will also work alongside faculty, teaching several topics, including public speaking, sports reporting, video production and performance, and leadership and communication.

Kendall Jenner, Kid Cudi Front New Calvin Klein Campaign

Calvin Klein has a unique ability to bring together some of entertainment’s hottest stars together with each campaign, and this latest unveiling is no different. The fashion line debuted its fall lookbook Monday, and it features a healthy mix of fresh faces and newbies in the industry. Among those starring alongside brand ambassadors Kendall Jenner, BTS’s Jungkook, and Blackpink’s Jennie Kim are Kid Cudi and Euphoria star Alexa Demie, both wearing minimal looks from the latest collection. The Fall 2023 styles are available to shop on calvinklein.com.

New Balance Adds Fist Women's Hooper to Roster in Cameron Brink NIL Deal

New Balance has added its first-ever women’s basketball player to its roster of athletes, signing Stanford Cardinal star forward Cameron Brink to an NIL deal. As a part of her partnership with the Boston-based brand, Brink will appear in upcoming New Balance campaigns ranging from lifestyle to performance. In addition, Brink will work with the company’s apparel and footwear design teams on future drops. “I am honored and excited to join forces with New Balance,” said the 21-year-old. “Their ability to empower athletes perfectly aligns with my own values, and I look forward to this journey with them. I hope we inspire athletes around the world to fearlessly pursue their dreams.” As a freshman, Brink helped lead Stanford to a title in 2020-21, while boosting her averages to 15.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game last season.

Apple Set to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of the Apple Watch with New Model

As it readies to celebrate 10 years of its patented watch in the next few years, Apple is planning on launching a new device aptly called the Watch X. According to Bloomberg, the forthcoming watch will allegedly boast a thinner case, a microLED display that provides better color and clarity, and a way for customers to monitor blood pressure. A final upgrade would be the inclusion of a magnetic band attachment, replacing the slide-in design currently in use and allowing space for a larger battery. Users will likely have to wait more than a year to get their hands on that model if it follows the annual release schedule. The Apple Watch Series 9 is on its way first and is rumored to be unveiled at an event next month.

Howard Golf Getting Docuseries from Stephen Curry's Unanimous Media

As Stephen Curry continues his efforts in spotlighting Howard’s golf team, his Unanimous Media company has teamed up with Andscape, FILM 45, and ESPN+ Originals for a special docuseries dropping on ESPNU and ESPN+. Why Not Us: Howard Golf chronicles both men’s and women’s golf teams as the student-athletes and their coaches maneuver the highs and lows of a budding Division I program. The eight-part series will air over the course of three days. According to the Monday press release, Episodes 1-4 will air on Aug. 21. Then, Episodes 3-6 will drop on Aug. 28, while Episodes 5-8 will air on Sept. 4. All three airtimes are at 7 p.m. ET.