Jim Harbaugh Set to Return to Michigan
It’s been a wild few weeks for Michigan’s football program. Amidst rumors that its head coach Jim Harbaugh was heading to the pros, the team confronted allegations of NCAA violations, which could lead to some significant sanctions. However, regardless of what happens, its head coach will be back. The university’s president, Santa Ono, tweeted on Monday that he had spoken to Harbaugh who confirmed he will be back on the sidelines in 2023. The Wolverines went undefeated in the regular season but lost a shootout with TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.
BTS Members Get Fashionable with Valentino & Dior Deals
BTS may be on a break, but its members are staying busy. Just 24 hours after Jimin unveiled his new partnership with Dior, SUGA inked an ambassadorship with Valentino. He joins the Di.Va.s collective, which stands for Different Values. SUGA joins an elite lineup of talent working with the Italian fashion house, including Lewis Hamilton and Zendaya, each of whom starred in the brand’s recent “Pink” campaign. SUGA kicked off the partnership with a spread in GQ and will serve as a face of the upcoming Maison Valentino Essentials campaign.
Maya Moore Officially Announces Her Retirement
Maya Moore may not have hit the hardwood since 2018, but her long legacy of winning made many believe that she’d be back. However, the four-time WNBA champion announced her retirement on Monday. In addition to her fearless play, Moore led the WNBA’s social justice efforts off the court as well.
Boardroom’s Russell Steinberg captures her outsized influence and her lasting impact on the game.
Jazz Return to Their Roots with Delta Naming Rights Partnership
The Delta Center is coming back once more. The Utah Jazz’s home arena, currently called the Vivint Arena, is getting a familiar sponsorship, effective this coming July. The venue will once again be called the Delta Center, which it was founded as in 1991. In a statement, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said, “The homecoming of the Delta Center represents a continued investment and dedication to Salt Lake City, and together we will provide a leading sports and entertainment experience to the city and Jazz fans worldwide.”
Adidas Subject to Hoax Ahead of Berlin Fashion Week
Adidas is having a rough week. First, it lost its lawsuit against Thom Browne. Now, amidst fashion month, the three stripes became subject to a false information campaign backed by an international resistance group. The Yes Men, which “works to support positive change around issues that matter, generally ones that don’t already get the attention they deserve” orchestrated a campaign suggesting that the German sportswear brand tapped a Cambodian whistleblower as its CEO. The resistance group released falsified emails from the corporation, one of which indicated it was starting a new collective in partnership with Pharrell Williams and Bad Bunny called REALITYWEAR which was set to launch at Berlin Fashion Week. Adidas declined to comment on the situation.
Taylor Swift, Eminem Among Stars Donating Items for MusiCares Auction
Music’s biggest night is coming up in just a few weeks with the 65th Grammy Awards on Feb. 5. However, one may argue that the year’s most impactful event falls just after with MusiCares’ annual auction. The organization helps provide health insurance and programming to people who work in and around music. This year’s lot includes a wide range of items donated by a number of the industry’s biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Eminem, and BTS’s J-Hope. The event will also honor the lasting impact of Joni Mitchell.