Names In The News
Atlanta Technical College yesterday "named a building" for HANK AARON on his 86th birthday: the Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron Academic Complex. Aaron, a longtime supporter of the college, "donates thousands of dollars to the school every year" (ESPN.com, 2/5).
LAW & ORDER: A USA Gymnastics hearing panel yesterday upheld coach MAGGIE HANEY's interim suspension, "leaving her prohibited from being at any event or location where minor-aged gymnasts are present" (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 2/6)....Former MLBers and their families were "defrauded out of millions from a cryptocurreny Ponzi scheme" perpetrated by JOHN MICHAEL CARUSO and ZACHARY SALTER, who stole at least $7.5M (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/6).
HONORS & AWARDS: Former Golf World Senior Editor BILL FIELDS is the '20 recipient of the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. He will be honored at the Golf Writers Association of America Awards Dinner in Augusta, Ga., on the eve of the Masters (GOLFDIGEST.com, 2/5)....Seahawks Exec VP & GM JOHN SCHNEIDER and his wife, TRACI, are "going to be honored" at the '20 Seattle Sports Star of the Year awards tonight (NBCSPORTSNORTHWEST.com, 2/5).
NAMES: The NBA announced the participants for this year's All-Star Celebrity Game in Chicago. Rappers COMMON and CHANCE THE RAPPER will serve as captains, while ESPN's STEPHEN A. SMITH and MICHAEL WILBON will serve as coaches (NBA)....Heat F ANDRE IGUODALA joined Comcast Ventures' Catalyst Fund as a venture partner (Comcast)....Former NFLer MATT FORTE and former coach DAVE WANNSTEDT last night made cameo appearances on NBC's "CHICAGO FIRE." Forte played an "upstanding citizen" who aided in a rescue (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 2/6).