Joe Moore Award Becomes First Post-Season College Award Platform To Launch NIL Program

The Foundation for Teamwork, owners and creators of the Joe Moore Award (@joemooreaward) which honors the most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit in College Football, today announced that it is believed to be the first post season college award program to launch a Name Image and Likeness (NIL) program for its recipients. Timing is everything and the Joe Moore Award is excited to create a partnership with nine members of the 2021 award winners, the offensive line at the University of Michigan. Michigan was awarded the trophy in a ceremony last week in Ann Arbor and will play the University of Georgia in the Orange Bowl on Dec 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

“We have seen the great amount of exposure that both winners and finalists of all the major college football awards receive throughout the years, but the actual and immediate benefit from winning the award typically goes to the presenter, not the presentee,” said Aaron Taylor, CBS college football analyst and co-founder of the Joe Moore Award. Taylor, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, played guard and tackle at the University of Notre Dame for the Award’s namesake, the legendary offensive line coach Joe Moore. “We want to begin to change that dynamic with the growth of NIL for these athletes, and the Joe Moore Award is proud to be what we believe to be the first of the major awards to begin a program which will have long-lasting benefits and a financial upside for our winners, and in many cases for the causes which will be tied to the program. On the field, we’ve always known that when the o-line wins, we all win, and we’re excited to help support Michigan’s O-line extend that same principle in our communities.”

The members of the Michigan offensive line will receive 100% of net t-shirt sales, with a portion going to a philanthropic beneficiary. Additionally the Joe Moore Award will match the players’ charitable gift, up to $10,000, to help further the reach of the winning units impact on their communities. The t-shirts and limited edition merchandise are designed by Make Your Move, an automated digital on-demand order processing and fulfillment partner and are available starting at $20.00 at gomym.com/collections/joe-moore-award.

The charity beneficiaries for the 2021 season are: The Seal Legacy Foundation which is dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs, educational assistance for SEALs and their families, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community; and The AthLife Foundation, a national platform works to ensure that deserving kids from our nation’s most challenged, yet promising communities, can achieve in their future careers beyond sport.

Under offensive line coach Sherrone Moore, Michigan’s starting O-line has featured guard/tackle Karsen Barnhart (2 starts), guard Chuck Filiaga (4 starts), left tackle Ryan Hayes (13 starts), tackle Trente Jones (1 start), left guard Trevor Keegan (10 starts), right tackle Andrew Stueber (13 starts), center Andrew Vastardis (13 starts), and right guard Zak Zinter (11 starts). In addition, tight end Joel Honigford, a converted O-lineman, warrants mention as a key contributor to Michigan’s success.

Michigan led the Big Ten and lists 10th nationally in rushing (223.8 yards per game). The unit has conceded the fewest tackles for loss (27) and third-fewest sacks (10) in the nation this season. Only Army and Air Force, with a combined 204 pass attempts, have allowed fewer sacks. Michigan’s line has paved the way for a 1,000-yard back in Hassan Haskins (1,288 yards) and have another back in range in Blake Corum (939 yards). All five positions earned all-conference honors, with four of the five starters earning first or second-team accolades: Stueber (1st team), Hayes, Vastardis and Zinter (2nd) and Keegan (honorable mention).

The Trophy
The Joe Moore Award trophy, crafted by legendary sports sculptor Jerry McKenna, is the largest trophy in college football, weighing more than 800 pounds, is more than five feet wide and stands nearly seven feet tall. The trophy has been made available to Michigan to display on their campus until the 2022 winner is announced.

The Joe Moore Award is named after Joe Moore, widely regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in college football history, and is the only major college football award to honor a group or unit. The award annually recognizes the nation’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit that best display the fundamental and historical aspects of great offensive line play: Toughness, Effort, Teamwork, Consistency, Technique, and Finishing.

Voting Committee
The Joe Moore Award voting committee is comprised of 13 individuals who are highly knowledgeable about offensive line play, including former linemen, coaches, talent evaluators and media analysts. This group conducts in-depth analysis by reviewing game tape every week of the season to assess both the fundamentals and subtleties of overall O-line performance.

The 2021 voting committee includes Chairman Cole Cubelic (Auburn, SEC Network); Charles Arbuckle (UCLA, Indianapolis Colts); Randy Cross (UCLA, San Francisco 49ers); Gerry DiNardo (Notre Dame, head coach at LSU); Mike Golic, Jr. (Notre Dame, NFL, ESPN); Harry Hiestand (Joe Moore disciple, NFL and College O-line Coach); Barrett Jones (Alabama, St. Louis Rams); Duke Manyweather (Humboldt State, player and coach; founder of OL Masterminds); Geoff Schwartz (Oregon, Carolina Panthers); Sam Schwartzstein (Stanford, XFL rules creator); Phil Steele (publisher of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, ESPN); Aaron Taylor (Notre Dame, Green Bay Packers, CBS Sports); and Lance Zierlein (NFL draft analyst, NFL.com and Prospects to Pros podcast, The Athletic).

Past Award Recipients
Past recipients of the Joe Moore Award include the offensive lines of the University of Alabama (2015), the University of Iowa (2016), the University of Notre Dame (2017), Oklahoma University (2018), LSU (2019), and the University of Alabama (2020 – first repeat winner).

About The Foundation for Teamwork
The Foundation for Teamwork is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering teamwork in all societal endeavors and bring that spirit of collective achievement to athletics, education, and organizations. Find out more at joemooreaward.com and follow the Joe Moore Award on Twitter (@joemooreaward), Instagram (@joemooreaward), and Facebook (facebook.com/JoeMooreAward).

The 16th Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition

Following the very successful staging of the 14th edition this year, GBE2022-15th China Guangzhou International Billiards Exhibition will return to China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from 9 -12 May next year. Space applications and the booth allocation has been started in August. Don’t miss your chance, reserve your space today!

 

Accompanying the growth of China’s billiard industry for 15 years, China Guangzhou Billiards Exhibition, short for GBE, is the largest billiards trade fair in Asia and widely recognized by the industry as one of the most influential exhibitions in the world. In addition to more than 500 vendor booths spread over a gigantic 15,000 sq.m of convention floor space, visitors can enjoy series of activities including new product release meeting and performance shows from renowned billiard players. After 13 years of evolution, GBE has become a distinguished meeting and business platform for the billiard industry and has also largely contributed to its prosperous development.

GBE 2022 will gather all the eminent and distinguished exhibitors from this field and in turn they will showcase a wide range of products and services related to billiard sector from the leading exhibitors, for instance, billiards tables, billiards cues, billiard slates, billiards pole bags, chalk, cues, billiards baskets, billiards board, billiards cloth, special gloves, lighting, tripod, accessories, training. Visitor profile of this event includes billiards merchants, fans, professionals, and the buying public.

Keep an eye out for this big event to come. The GBE exhibition will present you bigger and better industry gathering in May 2022.

 

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Hyderabad FC sign Seityasen Singh

Hyderabad FC have completed the signing of Manipuri winger Seityasen Singh on a loan deal till the end of the season, the club announced on Wednesday. Seitya, as he is commonly known, joins from Kerala Blasters where he has been a part of the squad since 2019.

A tricky winger who started his career with Royal Wahingdoh in Meghalaya, Seityasen first played in the Indian Super League with NorthEast United in 2015. He has also been a part of Salgaocar FC and Shivajians in the I-League while also representing Delhi Dynamos in the ISL before gaining joining Kerala Blasters.

The 29-year-old also made his national team debut in 2015, and has since made five appearances for the Blue Tigers.

An experienced player, Seityasen has 51 ISL appearances to his name where he has registered five goals and five assists to date.

WaykiChain Charity Foundation Established: Public Welfare Through Football

For Waykichain, December 28 is an ordinary yet unusual day. After intense preparations for over a month, this day marks the official establishment of the WaykiChain Charity Foundation.

It starts with a registered capital of CNY 20 million (USD 3.14 million) provided by the WaykiChain Foundation. It is WaykiChain’s new global philanthropy initiative and the first attempt to combine football with charity to promote global charity cooperation.

The WaykiChain Charity Foundation will invite Hamid Obaidi, the former spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education of Afghanistan, to engage in daily operations and promote the global philanthropic development of WaykiChain from an international perspective. Mr. Obaidi was saved from the turbulent situation in Afghanistan thanks to efforts of the global WaykiChain community. Fate brought Mr. Obaidi and WaykiChain together. This is also a successful example of global philanthropy under the framework of transnational cooperation.

With support from the global community, the WaykiChain Charity Foundation attracted multiple charity ambassadors across the world, including the Afghan Ambassador Wasim Amin, the Montenegrin Ambassador Mari, and the Pakistan Ambassador Waqas Khan. We believe that with the help from the global WaykiChain community the Foundation will establish a charity network with a greater public-welfare influence and a wider audience.

WaykiChain is a cryptocurrency project full of vitality. Since its establishment, it has been promoting the blockchain technology development. It has contributed to solution of the industry’s pain points and to improvement of the industry standards.

It has also been active in finding more ways to give technology a bigger social meaning and hopes to help more people in need using the power of blockchain and crypto. Therefore, it has been forming a public-welfare tradition of its own.

Creation of a charity foundation following the “Public Welfare + Football” model will serve for internationalization of this welfare tradition and WaykiChain’s charity practice on a global scale.

The platform of this Charity Foundation will help us join hands with thousands of community followers who will become practitioners, promoters, and advocates of global public welfare. Through “Football Charity”, we will be able to raise the preciseness of the public welfare and expand its benefits. Also, relying on cryptocurrency, we can attract more public-welfare resources and a wider social force.

Each age has varying public-welfare demands; however, the original intentions of WaykiChain are the same. The only thing that changes is the ways we fit the main theme of the current age and develop a new model to better practice public welfare. “Public Welfare Through Football” is the new direction for WaykiChain’s public-welfare efforts; and the establishment of the WaykiChain Charity Foundation is their starting point.

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Focus is to finish the race, result would follow,” says Scott Sports-supported rider Harith Noah ahead of Dakar 2022

India’s celebrated rider Harith Noah will head to the 2022 Dakar Rally with a far better preparation time under his belt but insists that his primary focus would be finish the race, make every kilometre count and the result would follow.

The 26-year-old, supported by Scott Sports, had become the first rider representing India to register a top-20 finish at the Dakar Rally in what was only his second appearance in the event last year.

“I never looked at the results. So, I don’t know where I finish (in every stage). Every day I have a feeling, as the starting line-up is decided on how you finished in the last stage. For me I want to take it kilometre to kilometre and do the best I can. It’s such a long race and I want to do the best I can and the results will follow,” said Noah while reacting to a question on what were his goals for upcoming race.

Dakar Rally is considered to be one of the most challenging races in motorsports with riders expected to navigate through the desert and sand dunes.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Noah did get enough time to prepare before the 2021 edition but has been putting in the hard yards in Spain and France for the last few months ahead of the 2022 edition that starts on January 2.

He also spent a couple of weeks training in Moroccan desert and had planned to travel to the African country once again this month. But with Morocco closing borders due to coronavirus threat, he chose to train in Spain.

Speaking about what makes competing in the Dakar Rally so special, Noah insisted that unlike circuit races this event is test of a rider’s navigation skills, physical and mental fitness as even the participants can’t really know what to expect during the two-week competition.

“You don’t know what to expect. They give you information about the stages but not much. This year the marathon stage is in the first week. Normally, it’s in the second week. In fact, it is on the second day. That is very surprising.

“At Dakar you are sure to do mistakes. The important thing is how fast you get back on track and how long you think about the mistake. I have tried to work on it, tried to live in the moment. Try not to think far too long,” he said.

Asked about how the experience of the previous two editions helped him prepare for Dakar 2022, the 26-year-old said he has now learnt to stay calm in all situations. “I have also learnt lot of things preparation wise. Obviously when I went to Dakar for the first time, I had no idea. But now I know what food to eat, what kind of lenses, gears to take.”

Noah pointed out that the Scott Addict RC allowed him to work on his power & endurance when he was in India and feels that the Prospect Goggles and lens he has been using would also provide him better protection and visibility while racing.

Students of Shanti Asiatic School, Bopal participate at various National and International Sports Tournaments

Three students of Shanti Asiatic School, Bopal, have participated in national and international-level sports tournaments. Priyanka Rana, a class 9 student of Shanti Asiatic School, Bopal, has gone to the US to participate in two of the world’s biggest junior tennis tournaments namely The Eddie Herr International Tennis Tournament and the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Tournament.

Similarly, Ansh Jobanputra, a class 7 student recently won the first national event at IGU Shillong Jr. Boys Golf Championship, The championship was organised by Meghalaya Golf Promoters’ Society – the State association for Golf in Meghalaya, Shillong Club Ltd. (Golf section) and Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Meghalaya, celebrating 50th Anniversary of Meghalaya Statehood. This apart, Veeha Darji, a class 1 student, has been selected for the 59th National Skating Championship, organized by Roller Skating Federation of India, to be held in New Delhi.

Notably, the Eddie Herr International Tennis Tournament is an invitation-only event. Limited to 128 qualifying draws and 64 main draws per age group, the tournament is host to over 2,000 junior tennis players from over 90 countries. Many current professionals not only have participated but have also won this tournament including Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, Michael Mmoh, Andy Roddick, Xavier Malisse and many more.

Similarly, the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is a prestigious Junior International Tennis Tournament thought to be a rite of passage for future world tennis champions. Few of the previous champions include Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Andy Roddick, Coco Gauff, and more including our very own Yuki Bhambri.

Congratulating the students on their achievements, Mr. Abhay Ghosh, Director and Principal, Shanti Asiatic School, Bopal, said “On behalf of the entire Shanti Asiatic School Family, I would like to congratulate Priyanka Rana, Ansh Jobanputra and Veeha Darji for their outstanding achievements. Their hard work, commitment and perseverance towards achieving their goals are truly commendable. I wish them success in their future ventures. May they accomplish greater heights in their respective sports!”

Our prime focus at Shanti Asiatic School, Bopal, is the health and wellbeing of our students and one way of ensuring this is by engaging the students in various sports activities. The school has a structured program and infrastructure to conduct around 16 Sports in its campus for students of Classes I-XII. The objective to include a variety of sports activities is to groom the students and inculcate the spirit of achievement in them so that they target higher goals in life. A set of experienced Sports faculty guide and train the students to enhance and consolidate their skills. Students of all ages are encouraged to participate in different Sports Competitions. Shanti Asiatic School, Bopal, takes pride in the achievements of its students in various Sports events at State, National and even International levels.