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Keven Moore: The fallout and potential liability to Nike over the Zion Williamson shoe disaster

Imagine being Mark Parker the President, Chairman, and CEO of Nike, Inc. sitting in front of his television in the comfort of his home watching the start of the much anticipated Duke–vs.-University of North Carolina men’s NCAA basketball game last week. Zion Williamson (Photo from Duke University) Then within the first 36 seconds of the game 18-year-old Zion Williamson, the consensus overall #1...

Mike Farrell: Kaepernick’s motives for taking-a-knee have been lost; find them — and find solutions too

Colin Kaepernick’s message has been overshadowed by storms of protest, by social media blasts back and forth and now by an advertising campaign by one of America’s commercial giants. Could we rewind the tape to the 2016 NFL preseason? The then-San Francisco quarterback took a knee during the pregame National Anthem. Others around the league soon joined him. Kaepernick said it was a protest against...

Jamie Vaught: Summer reading list includes biographies on Harper Lee, John Quincy Adams

This is the last of a three-part series about your possible summer readings.   –“Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee” by Charles J. Shields (Henry Holt and Company, $26.00) is a revised and updated biography of Lee, who wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel which was published in 1960. A good portion of this in-depth biography, which was first published in...

KenPom's top 100 by apparel provider

After Auburn coach Tony Barbee was fired Wednesday night, Tigers outgoing senior Allen Payne tweeted that Auburn would struggle as long as Under Armour served as its official apparel provider. Auburn legend Charles Barkley said in an interview with Brandon Marcello of AL.com that Auburn should switch from Under Armour to Nike, that Under Armour is a microscopic player in the AAU circuit that is so...

Nike unveils new Hyper Elite road uniform that Wildcats will wear on Feb. 16 vs. UT

Staff report   When the UK men’s basketball team travels to Tennessee on Feb. 16 it will be wearing new uniforms.   On Tuesday, Nike unveiled the new Hyper Elite road uniforms for eight teams. UK will participate in the program along with Ohio State, North Carolina, Stanford, Georgetown, Duke, Texas and Connecticut.   The Hyper Elite road uniform UK will wear on Feb. 16. (Photo...

UK among teams that will wear high-tech Nike basketball uniforms

The University of Kentucky is among nine teams selected to wear Nike’s new Hyper Elite Platinum basketball uniforms in a game this season.   The nine teams — Arizona, Baylor (women’s), Duke, Florida, UK, Syracuse, Connecticut (men’s and women’s) and North Carolina — all have won national championships in Nike footwear and apparel.   The fabric of the Nike Hyper Elite...