Sports & Leisure

LSU Investigating Running Back's Family Over Merchandise
November 11, 2015 at 3:52 pm

LSU is investigating the family of running back Leonard Fournette to see if it violated NCAA rules, according to a USA Today report. The investigation stems from the brief existence of a website that was created to sell Fournette merchandise. The site was launched the week of last year's season opener and was taken down…

Akron RubberDucks Win National Award for Promotions
November 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Despite outstanding seasons from third baseman Yandy Diaz and closer Jeff Johnson, the Akron RubberDucks fell short of the playoffs this year. But the minor league baseball team picked up a different postseason win thanks in part to wacky promotions like “Brian Williams Pants on Fire Night” and a Goonies-themed bobble-belly giveaway. Minor League Baseball…

Homeland Security Investigating Royals Merchandise
November 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents removed boxes of merchandise from a store in Overland Park, Kan., after the owner was accused of violating trademarks held by the Kansas City Royals and MLB. According to KSHB 41, the DHS agents, along with Kansas' Johnson County Sheriff's Department, removed dozens of boxes containing…

China Wants to Get Awesome at Soccer, and that Means Big Bucks for Companies
November 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Despite the fact that China's population currently stands around 1.3 billion (roughly 20 percent of the earth's population), its men's soccer team currently ranks at a measly 81st in the world. On top of that, the men's team has competed in the FIFA World Cup only once—back in 2002. But now, China is on a…

SEC, Jeb Bush Wrestling Over Conference Logo, Campaign Tactics
November 4, 2015 at 4:25 pm

It seems everybody wants a piece of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), but even a presidential candidate can get carried away. The SEC has negotiated with officials from Jeb Bush's campaign to modify a logo that closely resembles the conference's and make other…

Mets' Manager Fidgets with BIC Pen During World Series
November 3, 2015 at 6:40 pm

We all have our nervous tics. Some people bite their nails, others may twirl their hoodies' drawstrings. New York Mets manager Terry Collins showed his nerves during Game 5 of the World Series by fiddling with a pen. The pen that Collins furiously clicked was a…

Despite ACC Statement, Miami Sells 'The Return' T-shirt
November 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm

For the Miami Hurricanes, it looks like they're embracing the motto of "a win is a win." Despite the candid response on Sunday from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) about the officiating on the final play of Saturday's game at Duke, Miami tweeted out that it…

From Milk to Merchandise, Royal Blue Is in High Demand
November 2, 2015 at 3:27 pm

A new round of World Series T-shirts just debuted at The Bunker in Kansas City, Mo. It is licensed gear from the Majestic team store, which means the merchandise is Royals-approved. The shirts are said to be a little trendier and more unique than the ones you might find elsewhere. Some pay tribute to the glory…

Top NFL Players Based on Merchandise Sales
October 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Throwing an interception on the Seattle Seahawks' final offensive play of Super Bowl XLIX hasn't seemed to hurt Russell Wilson's popularity, at least when it comes to merchandising. According to the latest data from the NFL Players Association, Wilson is the NFL's retail leader through the first two quarters of the fiscal year (March 1…

Golden State Warriors Troll Charles Barkley with T-shirt
October 29, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Late last season and into the playoffs, Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley insisted the Golden State Warriors couldn't win the title. "I don't like jump-shooting teams," he said in January. "I don't think you can win the championship beating good teams shooting jumpers." He wasn't the only person to make that assertion,…