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Rock Chalk Full Court Press – Week of 04.11.22

A weekly update on digital sports news and trends for the RockChalk community for @everyone

Just one week ago the Jayhawks came back from a 16-point deficit to WIN their 6th National Championship when they defeated North Carolina 72-69. the Jayhawks had over 70K+ Jayhawks partying down on Mass Street on Monday night after the historic comeback against North Carolina.

The week continued with a reception at Allen Fieldhouse with the National Champs and a parade on Sunday which had over 120 thousand people in Downtown Lawrence. Lawrence felt like a party all weekend especially with Football being back and the Spring Game on Saturday which had an appearance by Chris Teahan on Quarterback.

Awards

  • Jayhawks Win National Championship
  • Ochai was named most valuable player of the Final Four/National Championship
  • Ochai played in 99 straight games
  • Ochai finished with 1,652 points which ranks 15th all time
  • Bill Self became the 1st Head Coach in Kansas Basketball history with 2 National Championships
  • Bill Self has coached his 76th NCAA tournament game – 5th most all time

2️⃣ Moments Collection In the Works!

We are working hard to create the first-ever Championship NFT collection for a collegiate sports team. That’s right, Kansas is making history on and off the court. The ’21-’22 Moments Collection will be a compilation of 20+ critical milestones across the entire season. This curated collection will tell the story of the ’21-’22 Jayhawks and everything that led to their storybook ending.

Dropping at the end of April, this collection will wrap up all player drops for the ’21-’22 Jayhawks. It will be a mystery drop – your NFT will be revealed after purchase.

To gain access to the drop you MUST purchase the “Moments Access Pass #01: Ticket Punched”. Without the Moments Access Pass, you will be unable to participate in the drop. The Moments Access Pass will be sold up until the launch of the Moments Collection – secure your pass now and ensure your spot in line.

3️⃣ Secondary Updates

Despite a little downtime as the weekend hit due to Flow (the blockchain we are built on), the Rock Chalk Marketplace was rolling onwards. Some sales highlights include:

  • James Naismith Court Collection: $500
  • Bill Self Limited Banner (#7): $300
  • Ochai Agbaji Limited Banner (#39): $250

4️⃣ What’s Happening In the Digital Sports Landscape This Week?

Why Instagram Could Easily Overtake OpenSea and Become the World’s Biggest NFT Marketplace

Instagram will easily overtake OpenSea as the world’s biggest NFT marketplace, Deutsche Bank has predicted. Mark Zuckerberg’s photo-sharing app has confirmed that it plans to add crypto-collectibles over the coming months. Analysts believe this could attract millions of new consumers to the NFT space, and deliver billions of dollars in revenue for Instagram.

https://coinmarketcap.com/alexandria/article/why-instagram-could-easily-overtake-opensea-and-become-the-world-s-biggest-nft-marketplace

Dennis Rodman Turned His Iconic Hairstyles Into NFTs

With figures like Justin Bieber and Dapper Dan getting in on the NFT biz, it should come as no surprise that Dennis Rodman wanted a piece of the action. The Worm continues to set trends with his first-ever NFT collection, inspired by his many epic hair moments. Because, Dennis Rodman.

https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/dennis-rodman-nft-hairstyles-collection/

Mastercard Moves In On the Metaverse and Files 15 New Trademark Applications

Top trademark lawyer Mike Kondoudis reveals that the credit card giant is planning to create non-fungible token (NFT)-backed media, while bringing its payment processing and e-commerce transaction system to the metaverse. Mastercard is also exploring building a marketplace for crypto assets.

https://igaming.org/crypto/mastercard-moves-in-on-the-metaverse-and-files-15-new-trademark-applications/

👋What Did We Miss?

Tell us what NFT news we missed and where you found it…we’ll add the source to our list!