Names In The News
Eighteen NCAA championship teams "arrived at the White House" on Friday to be "recognized by, and photographed with, PRESIDENT TRUMP." Each team "had its own space, and its own moment." The South Carolina women's basketball team "did not appear" and the North Carolina men's basketball team did not attend either, citing a "scheduling conflict" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/18). Utah ski coach ABI HOLT said that "not everyone on the team went to the White House" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 11/18). Holt: "Everyone was given the choice. It is a charged climate these days, so we didn't make the trip mandatory, and we didn't sit it out. We just let everyone choose for themselves" (DESERET NEWS, 11/18).
BACK IN THE GAME: EVANDER HOLYFIELD is "trying to make it as a boxing promoter." Holyfield’s company -- Real Deal Boxing -- held its fourth card Saturday night from Resorts World Casino in Queens. Fans were able to watch a "free live stream" on therealdealboxing.com. Real Deal Boxing COO ERIC BENTLEY said, "We’re just trying to build our brand and attract a larger audience. We want fans to see what we’re doing. This whole thing is in its infancy right now" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/19).
NAMES: Jets WR JEREMY KERLEY is "ending his son's football career." Kerley said of his 8-year-old boy, "He has the most moves and the most skills. ... So, he’s getting tackled a lot. But when you come home and your son says, ‘Dad, I got a headache a little bit.’ You’re like, ‘WTF. You’re too young to have headaches playing football. You’re done. Don’t worry about that’” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/19)....Broncos RB C.J. ANDERSON's "Dreams Never Die Foundation" launched on Thursday with "plans to transform an old recreation center in his hometown of Vallejo, Calif., into a community center for academic mentorship and athletic training for local youth." By '20, Anderson’s foundation "hopes to launch its academic and athletic programs to provide tutoring and college preparation, as well access to its training facility and guidance in NCAA scholarships and eligibility" (DENVER POST, 11/18).