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  1. #1
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    Sponsorship taken to a new level

    Michigan State entered new territory on Thursday by announcing a massive expansion in its endorsement deal with Rocket Mortgage, including a name change for its men's basketball team on campus.

    Yes, rather than call them the Michigan State Spartans, the team will now receive the following treatment in East Lansing's Breslin Center:

    Under the new five-year deal, Detroit-based Rocket Mortgage will be the presenting sponsor of the famed men's basketball team which will now be known throughout the Breslin Center as, "MSU Spartans Presented by Rocket Mortgage."
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    And...please don't let this ever happen at Duke.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michiga...223057968.html
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    And...please don't let this ever happen at Duke.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michiga...223057968.html
    I honestly thought that was excerpted from an Onion article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    And...please don't let this ever happen at Duke.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michiga...223057968.html
    not while K is involved, anyway.

    But is it all that better than "whatever field at wallace wade stadium?" I honestly don't remember the name.
    basketball is back, baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uh_no View Post
    not while K is involved, anyway.

    But is it all that better than "whatever field at wallace wade stadium?" I honestly don't remember the name.
    I don't know. What do you think about Duke University Blue Devils Presented by Bojangles?

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    Itís real?!! Just ridiculous.

    Wait... I really, really thought this was a joke. I checked the calendar to make sure itís not April 1 today.

    That is ridiculous.
    cbarry
    Morrisville, NC
    Duke '92

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    I saw this on my go to Michigan fan site and also thought it MUST be a joke. At least the Spartys lost today. Silver linings, something something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    And...please don't let this ever happen at Duke.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michiga...223057968.html
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    Explain to me how we aren’t paying college athletes again.

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    I guess if youíre going to have someone pay for your building it might as well be a mortgage company.

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    Maryland Terrapins presented by Johnny Rockets?
    UNC Tar Heels presented by Reading is Fundamental?

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    I bet Rocket Watts is looking forward to playing in Rocket Mortgage Arena

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyNotCrazie View Post
    Maryland Terrapins presented by Johnny Rockets?
    UNC Tar Heels presented by Reading is Fundamental?
    UNC Tar Heels brought to you by the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids who want to learn to read and do other stuff good too
    basketball is back, baby!

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    Dan Brooks Field at Wallace Wade

    Quote Originally Posted by uh_no View Post
    not while K is involved, anyway.

    But is it all that better than "whatever field at Wallace Wade stadium?" I honestly don't remember the name.
    Dan Brooks is the current women's golf coach at Duke and has coached Duke to 7 NCAA championships since coming to Durham when I was a soph or junior. Dan's a good friend and great coach/motivator. He certainly didn't pay for this honor, he earned it. He's coached many All-Americans and had maybe 2 or 3 NPOY!!

    Here's his bio:
    https://goduke.com/staff-directory/dan-brooks/276

    Another great hire by Tom Butters, for sure!!!
    Last edited by duketaylor; 03-11-2021 at 09:31 PM. Reason: forgot to put "Stadium" at end of WW, my bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyNotCrazie View Post
    Maryland Terrapins presented by Johnny Rockets?
    UNC Tar Heels presented by Reading is Fundamental?
    Quote Originally Posted by uh_no View Post
    UNC Tar Heels brought to you by the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids who want to learn to read and do other stuff good too
    UNC Tar Heels presented by Ashley Madison. 'Cause they cheaters...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duketaylor View Post
    Dan Brooks is the current women's golf coach at Duke and has coached Duke to 7 NCAA championships since coming to Durham when I was a soph or junior. Dan's a good friend and great coach/motivator. He certainly didn't pay for this honor, he earned it. He's coached many All-Americans and had maybe 2 or 3 NPOY!!

    Here's his bio:
    https://goduke.com/staff-directory/dan-brooks/276

    Another great hire by Tom Butters, for sure!!!
    It isn't named after Dan Brooks. It is named after Steve Brooks, a rich alum. I don't necessarily have an issue with this but wanted to get the facts straight.

    https://today.duke.edu/2015/07/brooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by duketaylor View Post
    Dan Brooks is the current women's golf coach at Duke and has coached Duke to 7 NCAA championships since coming to Durham when I was a soph or junior. Dan's a good friend and great coach/motivator. He certainly didn't pay for this honor, he earned it. He's coached many All-Americans and had maybe 2 or 3 NPOY!!

    Here's his bio:
    https://goduke.com/staff-directory/dan-brooks/276

    Another great hire by Tom Butters, for sure!!!
    Nice idea, but I think you might have the wrong Brooks.

    -jk

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyNotCrazie View Post
    It isn't named after Dan Brooks. It is named after Steve Brooks, a rich alum. I don't necessarily have an issue with this but wanted to get the facts straight.

    https://today.duke.edu/2015/07/brooks
    yeah i was going to say...i couldn't remember the exact name....bt it was sure as heck paid a large sum of money for.
    basketball is back, baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -jk View Post
    Nice idea, but I think you might have the wrong Brooks.

    -jk
    as long as it's not Garrison Brooks

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    Thanks and I apologize, it's been a bad day!!

    Duke positive test and my ignorance, so very sorry!!

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    I'd tell ya, but then I'd have to kill ya
    Probably just a matter of time (aren't we already presented by Nike?). It's The American Way. We should have a poll on how many years it takes.

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    Might be ok

    if it was named for Mel Brooks!!

    Sorry, I received a shot for Covid yesterday and have been in a funk since.

    That or too much ...something else!!!

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