Elon Musk Completes $44B Twitter Takeover
It’s been a long road with many twists and turns, but Elon Musk officially took over as the head of Twitter. The transition comes as Musk’s $44 billion purchase of the social media company went through. Rumors are swirling that Musk released the majority of the company’s C-suite from their duties upon his visit to the company on Wednesday and Thursday. Musk is a “ “free speech absolutist” and is expected to make sweeping changes on the platform. First on Musk’s agenda appears to be deregulation – which leaves many concerned about the long-standing evidence that users frequently push the limits of decency on the site. David Kaye, a law professor at UC-Irvine, told the New York Times: “There could be real-world consequences to his leadership.”
UNC Tar Heels Lock Up Hubert Davis with Six-year Extension
Things are looking up in Chapel Hill. Hubert Davis and the Tar Heels agreed to a six-year, $16.7 million extension to his current contract. Davis has some unfinished business with the team, as he brought them all the way to the NCAA finals in his rookie coaching campaign.
Frank Ocean Hits the Airwaves on Apple Radio
Frank Ocean isn’t ready to release new music quite yet, but his new project leaves fans hopeful that he’s drawing inspiration for what’s next. The elusive singer joined up with Apple Music for a new radio show, Homer Radio. The show will broadcast each Thursday and features a selection of music, which is described as “a one-hour window into what plays around our office after hours.” The premiere episode included songs from Aaliyah and Japan.
LeBron James, Maverick Carter Join Thursday Night Football Lineup
The Thursday Night Football lineup leaves a bit to be desired, but Amazon is committed to creating an experience that can compensate for subpar play. Following the success of ESPN‘s Manningcast, the streaming giant announced that it is teaming up with LeBron James and Maverick Carter for an alternative broadcast offering, TNF in The Shop. The offering will premiere on Nov. 17 for the match-up between the Packers and Titans.
COVID-19 Delays Drake and 21 Savage Release
Drake and 21 Savage are preparing to drop a full-form follow-up to their Honestly, Nevermind collab, “Jimmy Cooks.” The album was set to release on Friday, Oct. 28. However, COVID crept in. Drake’s preferred engineer, Noah “40” Shebib, is down for the count amidst mixing and mastering the album, and the release has been pushed a week to Nov. 4.
Jay Wright Heads to the Broadcast Booth with CBS
Jay Wright closed the door on his illustrious coaching career following the 2022 NCAA Tournament after a hugely successful two decades. Now, the iconic former Villanova coach will join the desk at CBS as a featured analyst. He will head to his former homecourt for his first game on Dec. 7, as Penn State takes on the Wildcats.
American Flag Football Posts $3M Franchise Sales in Boston and Los Angeles
Could the next viral Olympic sport be flag football? That is the plan. With the backing of the NFL, flag football has its sights set on the 2028 games in LA. As it expands its presence and legitimacy, the American Flag Football League sold two of its franchises in Boston and LA at a $3 million price tag. At this time, the new owners are “private investors” and unknown. Officials anticipate four to six total teams to kick off the new league. AFFL will play players $1,000 per week for the 10-game season. The news comes soon after the NFL revealed the new Pro Bowl format will include a flag football game.