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November 15, 2023

Nicki Minaj and Post Malone Lead Rolling Loud 2024 Lineup

Rolling Loud announced the lineup for its 2024 Los Angeles festival on Tuesday.  Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, and Lil Uzi Vert will headline the three-day affair scheduled for March 15-17. Other famous faces set to perform include Rae Sremmurd, Sexyy Red, Bryson Tiller, Summer Walker, NLE Choppa, and more. Presale tickets for Rolling Loud are available for purchase on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. PT, with tickets to the public going on sale on Friday, Nov. 17, also at 10 a.m. PT.


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USWNT Hires Emma Hayes, Extends Record-setting Contract

The USWNT has found its new coach. The federation announced the appointment of Emma Hayes as the 10th full-time manager in its history. The current Chelsea FC women’s boss will head stateside following the conclusion of the current Women’s Super League season. She will join the team two months before the 2024 Olympic Games. ESPN reported that Hayes will earn “close if not equal” to that of USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter. If accurate, this indicates her paycheck will come in around $1.6 million per year and would make her the highest-paid women’s soccer coach in the world. Her hiring highlights the impact of the fight for equal pay spearheaded by members of the US women’s team.

Read more on the USWNT’s newest member from Boardroom’s Shlomo Sprung.

Boston, New York, and Denver Among PLL Team Reveals

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is leveling up. The lacrosse league will welcome its eight teams to home cities starting next season. PLL unveiled the following teams on Tuesday: Boston Cannons, New York Atlas, Philadelphia Waterdogs, Maryland Whipsnakes, Carolina Chaos, Denver Outlaws (formerly Chrome Lacrosse Club), Utah Archers, and California Redwoods. The league selected the geographic home bases after evaluating existing fan data, market performance, broadcast viewership, and fan voting. PLL will reveal its 2024 schedule in January, and the corresponding venues thereafter.

André 3000 Announces New Solo Project

André 3000 is dropping new music, but it’s not what you’d expect from the legendary musician. Three Stacks announced the arrival of his debut solo album, which is scheduled to drop on Friday. However, the project marks a new chapter for the Outkast rapper. New Blue Sun is an entirely instrumental album centered around woodwinds. The 87-minute album will include the contrabass, Mayan, and bamboo flutes. The album has eight songs and marks his first release in 17 years.

'Welcome to Wrexham' Receives Greenlight for Third Season

The hit show Welcome to Wrexham has been renewed for a third season, Wrexham AFC confirmed Tuesday. The program chronicles actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s ownership of the EFL club, who are currently second in the Football League Two standings. “The wild global success of Welcome to Wrexham is a testament to the courage and vision of Rob and Ryan, the dogged spirit of the Red Dragons, and the hope and devotion of the people of Wrexham,” Nick Grad, President of FX Entertainment said. With its 18-episode inaugural season, Welcome to Wrexham picked up six Emmy nominations for reality programming, including Directing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Cinematography, Picture Editing, and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.

Brandon Copeland & Jim Cavale's Athletes.org Teams up with ACC Hoops for Inaugural Chapters

Athletes.org, the organization founded by Jim Cavale and Brandon Copeland to help student-athletes navigate their off-court businesses and responsibilities, has started its first two chapters — ACC men’s basketball and ACC women’s basketball. The chapters, led by ACC student-athletes, will work to bring teammates and peers together to discuss key issues in college sports and help manage group licensing NIL opportunities. North Carolina’s RJ Davis and Armando Bacot are the co-founders of the men’s basketball chapter, while UNC’s Deja Kelly earned the honor for the women.

Read more from Boardroom’s Russell Steinberg who recently sat down with Cavale & Copeland to discuss their organization’s mission.