Minnesota Wrestler Joel Bauman Loses Eligibility Over Song

“Bauman aspires to inspire through his music, mainly hip-hop and rap. His most recent song video, “Ones in the Sky,” which has a positive message and urges people to pursue their dreams, has drawn more than 47,000 hits on YouTube. It can also be downloaded for 99 cents on iTunes. That is a problem for the N.C.A.A. Because Bauman performed under his own name and identified himself as a Minnesota wrestler, the N.C.A.A. ruled him ineligible for the remainder of the season. J. T. Bruett, Minnesota’s compliance director, said Bauman violated an N.C.A.A. bylaw prohibiting student-athletes from using their name, image or status as an athlete to promote the sale of a commercial product.”

Minnesota Wrestler Joel Bauman Loses Eligibility Over Song

March 2013
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Jets’ Tim Tebow Trademarks ‘Tebowing’

“The New York Jets backup quarterback has officially trademarked “Tebowing,” the move in which he goes down on one knee and holds a clenched fist against his forehead while praying during games. After Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a handful of fourth-quarter comeback victories last season, “Tebowing” swept the country — with actor Robert Downey Jr. even doing it at the Oscars.”

- Jets’ Tim Tebow Trademarks ‘Tebowing’

November 2012
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Lin Files to Trademark ‘Linsanity’

“Basketball and media phenom Jeremy Lin filed last week to trademark the term Linsanity. The move, through the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, would give him exclusive rights to put the signature term on a variety of products, including clothing, mugs and even action figures.”

– Lin Files to Trademark ‘Linsanity’

March 2012
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