Minnesota Sports

Mega-Star Concerts During Super Week Only The Beginning for Developer Making Armory Glisten

15 01 2018

“This is a project that 99.9 percent of people would be scared away from.” Minneapolis, Minn. January 15, 2018 A savvy commercial developer today vowed that his Minneapolis Armory, a historic yet aesthetically challenging piece of property that won a leading role as a prime entertainment venue in the days leading up to Super Bowl LII, will capitalize on that world stage exposure and become an ideal landing spot for an array of attractions. Ned Abdul has made a name for himself by taking diamonds in the real estate rough and buffing them until shiny enough to attract willing suitors or to keep for his own portfolio as operator of Swervo Development Corporation. His newest gem is the Minneapolis Armory, built more than 80 years ago in that classic Americana-style found all around the country, where the U.S. military organized its forces and the equipment to support them. Once the Minneapolis Armory received its honorary discharge, the high-arching blondish-brick fortress served...

Kentucky and Oklahoma take Top Cheer Honors; Ohio State and Nevada Earn Top Dance Honors at the National College Cheer and Dance Team Championship

15 01 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 15, 2018 -- The College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, an elite competition produced by the Universal Cheerleaders Association and the Universal Dance Association, two Varsity Spirit brands, took place this weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The event hosted more than 4,500 of the country's top college cheerleaders, dancers and mascots from 220 teams with representation from 41 states and 10 countries. Varsity Spirit (PRNewsFoto/Varsity Brands) The teams that compete in the College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship have spent the greater part of the school year on the sidelines supporting some of the best teams in college sports, and all of their hours of diligence and preparation were highlighted in their performances on the famous competition floor. The event hosted 117 squads in the cheerleading division and 103 teams in the dance team division. Cheerleading teams are...

ProfNet Experts Available on the Super Bowl, Skin Health, Holistic Healing, More

12 01 2018

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2018 -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network – it's easy and free. Just fill out the query form to get started: http://prn.to/queryform EXPERT ALERTS Preventing the Spread of Illness-Causing Germs During Winter Months R&D Support for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Holistic Healing and Chiropractic EXPERT ROUNDUP Super Bowl LII (20 experts) MEDIA JOBS Reporter/Editor/Researcher – A Team (Home) Reporter – International Trade Today (DC) Creative Director, Editorial Lab – Wall Street Journal (NY) OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES Our 2018 Blogging Resolutions Media Insider: Glamour's New Editor-in-Chief, Facebook Tests New App for Local News Blog Profiles: Organizational Blogs ------------------------------------------------------------------- EXPERT ALERTS: Preventing the Spread of Illness-Causing...

Heggies Pizza Doubling Down On Papa John's After Pizza Giant Goes Soggy On Super Pizza Taste-Off

12 01 2018

MILACA, Minn., Jan. 12, 2018 -- Heggies Pizza wants to be clear: It's still on with Papa John's. This despite their recent snub of the Heggies Great Pizza Snowdown taste-off challenge that was triggered by Papa John's Tweeting that "frozen pizza = the pizza equivalent of a participation trophy." Via a (nearly amateur) press conference last month at Manning's (ahem!) Café in Minneapolis, Heggies called on "Papa John's to step into the circle in front of a global audience to determine which pizza is a slice above the other." Heggies excitedly waited for a response, giving Papa John's a midnight deadline on New Year's Eve to respond. Heggies fans eagerly demanded action, media reported on the challenge with fervor and flavor and social media channels were all an inferno aflutter. Then, eerily there was a long wait followed by deep disappointment. Nothing. Not even a courtesy "no thank you" nor a "leave us alone, we've got bigger dough to toss." Heggies...

Outdoor Icon, Babe Winkelman, Guided by a Consortium of Leading Lyme Experts, Unveils His New Tick-Borne Illness Information Center in an Effort to Raise Awareness

10 01 2018

www.winkelman.com GREENSBORO, N.C. & SEATTLE January 10, 2018 The number of Lyme disease cases in the US alone have skyrocketed to epidemic proportions. According to the CDC, estimates vary between 300,000 to 1 million cases per year in the US alone. These frightening statistics do not include the multitude of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed cases that continue to go unreported. Yet, Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses such as Powassan, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, to name just a few, are preventable with one caveat - awareness. Outdoor industry guru, Babe Winkelman, is taking the education challenge head-on in an effort to raise awareness about ticks and the dangerous illnesses they can carry via his Tick-Borne Illness Information Center. Winkelman, a 3-time Lyme disease survivor himself, whose daily office is the great outdoors, knows firsthand the debilitating effects of just one, tiny tick bite. Winkelman started fishing and hunting on his Minnesota...

Comcast to Increase Internet Speeds for Twin Cities Customers at No Additonal Cost

09 01 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast today announced it is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages for existing customers in the Twin Cities area at no additional cost. The speed increases will vary based on the Xfinity Internet customers’ current speed subscriptions, and the majority of customers will see an increase of 50 Mbps. New and existing customers can expect to experience enhanced speeds this month. Here are the speed increase details: Internet Tier/Customer Package       Current Speed (Mbps)       New Speed (Mbps) Performance Starter       10/2       15/2 Performance Plus       55/5       60/5 Performance Pro       100/5       150/5 Blast! Pro       200/10       250/10 “In today’s fast-moving, always-on world, quickly connecting to the internet is more important than ever,” said J.D. Keller,...

Taste of the NFL's 27th Annual Party with a Purpose Will Be Brought To You By General Mills

08 01 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 8, 2018 -- The 27th annual Party with a Purpose® hosted by Taste of the NFL, a non-profit dedicated to hunger relief, this year will be brought to you by General Mills. The event, which will be held on the eve of Super Bowl LII on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Saint Paul RiverCentre, pairs renowned chefs from the 32 NFL cities with current, Hall of Fame, and alumni players from each of the NFL franchises as they serve over 45,000 tastings for 2,500 guests."As a strong advocate for hunger relief, partnering with Taste of the NFL to help end hunger by raising awareness and money is a win-win for us," said Mary Jane Melendez, executive director of the General Mills Foundation. "At General Mills, we believe in supporting impact focused programs and initiatives – like Taste of the NFL – to reduce hunger by increasing food security in our communities."General Mills is also participating in Taste of the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge, an annual fundraising competition...

FanWide to Promote 1,500 Game Watch Parties Nationwide for the NFL Playoffs

03 01 2018

FanWide - Connecting Sports Fans Nationwide FanWide is proud to help supporters from the major professional leagues worldwide and colleges in the US find a local meetup, fan club, or alumni association. Seattle, Washington January 03, 2018 FanWide (http://www.fanwide.com), the company dedicated to connecting out-of-market sports fans in every city, is announcing that it will be promoting nearly 1,500 different game watch party locations around the country for all twelve teams in the National Football League (NFL) Playoffs this January. FanWide is a free website and app that connects sports fans from every team in any city. In addition to promoting existing in-person game watch parties using the world’s largest database of sports fan clubs, FanWide also develops new fan communities for every pro, college, and international team at sports bars nationwide. Since launching in 2016, Seattle-based FanWide has promoted almost 400,000 events at 10,000 hosts for 11,000 fan clubs! “As...

Brett Favre, Gary Huff and Willie Roaf Selected to 2018 East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame

30 12 2017

As a part of the festivities surrounding the 93rd edition of the East-West Shrine Game, Brett Favre, Gary Huff and Willie Roaf will be inducted to the organization’s Hall of Fame. St. Petersburg, FL, December 30, 2017 -- The 2018 East-West Shrine Game will be played on Jan. 20 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place the prior evening at the Players/Hall of Fame Banquet.The three inductees include two quarterbacks from Mississippi (whose similarities pretty much end there) and a “Nasty” offensive tackle. Two are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and all three have resumes that are hard to match.Notable Playing CareersBrett Favre, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, still owns more than 170 NFL records nearly a decade after he last retired. His streaks of 297 straight regular season starts and 321 including playoff games, span 19 years and three teams (Green Bay Packers,...

Brett Favre, Gary Huff and Willie Roaf Selected to 2018 East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame

29 12 2017

Brett Favre, 2018 East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame inductee. It's an honor to have these three athletes inducted into the East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. December 29, 2017 The 2018 East-West Shrine Game will be played on Jan. 20 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place the prior evening at the Players/Hall of Fame Banquet. The three inductees include two quarterbacks from Mississippi (whose similarities pretty much end there) and a “Nasty” offensive tackle. Two are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and all three have resumes that are hard to match. Notable Playing Careers Brett Favre, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, still owns more than 170 NFL records nearly a decade after he last retired. His streaks of 297 straight regular season starts and 321 including playoff games, span 19 years and three teams (Green Bay Packers, New York...

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