South Carolina, LSU, Virginia Tech, and Iowa Head to Dallas for Women’s Final Four
The stage is set for the Women’s Final Four in Dallas. South Carolina continued its utter dominance, cruising to its spot in the Final Four and finding themselves just two wins from a perfect season. Caitlin Clark led the Iowa team to a huge victory, as Angel Reese and LSU put an end to Miami’s Cinderella story. Virginia Tech will make its first-ever appearance in the round. The games tip off this Friday at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN.
Texas Extends Permanent Position to Head Coach Rodney Terry
Rodney Terry’s run at Texas is only getting started. The head coach, who took over for Chuck Beard following a domestic incident earlier this season, led the team to the Elite Eight. After reports surfaced late Sunday night, athletic director Chris Del Conte formally offered Terry the job. The deal is for five years and worth $15.3 million, a source told Boardroom.
Meek Mill, TB12 Back Robert Kraft’s Initiative to Combat Antisemitism
Across the United States, antisemitic acts are on the rise. To combat the spike in hate crimes, Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft and his family launched the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. Kraft is backing the effort with $25 million. He has tapped Meek Mill and Tom Brady to help spread the word, announcing that both will join the board. To jumpstart the efforts, Kraft hopes to introduce an emoji that will symbolize the initiative and help enhance awareness around relevant issues.
Duke Commit Mackenzie Mgbako Joins G FUEL as Ambassador
In many ways, Mackenzie Mgbako is a typical teenager. The 18-year-old spends his downtime gaming and hanging out with friends and family. He’s also a projected first-round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. Now, the Duke commit is preparing for business both on and off the court. He’s teaming up with G FUEL as the energy drink’s newest ambassador.
Boardroom caught up with the hooper to discuss his approach to NIL, his new partnership with G FUEL, and more.
Mike Trout Taps Tiger Woods to Design New Jersey Golf Course
He probably can’t drive balls down the fairway as well as he can drive balls out of MLB stadiums, but Mike Trout is taking his passion for golf to the next level by introducing his own golf course designed by Tiger Woods. Trout National – The Reserve is scheduled to open in 2025 in Vineland, NJ, not far from his hometown of Millville, with TGR Design creating the course.
Bob Iger Announces Impending Layoffs at Disney
Cuts are coming to the House of Mouse. Disney boss Bob Iger announced in an internal memo that the company will lay off 7,000 positions in the coming months. As part of the plans, the company is preparing to eliminate its entire metaverse plan, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move will be essential towards Iger’s efforts to save the company $5.5 billion.