Le Reve, Vegas closing permanently

The cast and crew of “Le Reve” at Wynn Las Vegas have been informed the show is closing permanently. …

About 275 performers, musicians, technicians and ushers on the “Le Reve” team are out of work.

“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent physical distancing requirements for which an end date cannot be predicted, but are necessary to keep our guests safe, we have been forced to close …

Those staffers had been furloughed on May 29, with benefits extending through Aug. 31. Those benefits are still set to time out on that date.

Reportedly, there are no plans for the lavish Le Reve Theater, designed specifically for the show. The production had been held together under the hope that theater entertainment would open this fall.

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Nebraska will help ‘brand’ student athletes

A recruiting advantage.

In mid-March, the University of Nebraska and athlete marketing program Opendorse announced the launch of the Ready Now Program, a first-of-its kind partnership that will assist college athletes with individual branding to market themselves as social media influencers. …

Student-Athletes Will Soon Be Social Media Influencers. And One College Program Is Helping Them Do It.

Aly on Silk Soymilk

Heart this.

(via Gymnastics-Now)

NCAA gymnasts are under compensated

On GymCastic #419 Jessica interviewed sports economist Dr. David Berri from Southern Utah University, the Flippin’ Birds.

It’s been by far the best insight into the business of American College Sports I’ve ever encountered.

Gymnasts are under compensated for their contribution. Top College coaches overpaid for what they bring to the University. 

I highly recommend you listen to that episode. The interview is late in the podcast.

Berri has spent the last two decades researching sports and economics, while publishing works on a variety of topics including the evaluation of players and coaches, competitive balance, the drafting of players, labor disputes, the NCAA, and gender issues in sports.

Dr. Berri was the lead author of “The Wages of Wins and Stumbling on Wins” and recently published “Sports Economics“, a textbook from Macmillan Publishers.

In the past, he has written on the subject of sports economics for a number of popular media outlets, including the New York Times, the Atlantic.com, Time.com, and Vice Sports. Currently, Dr. Berri is writing for Forbes.com.

Meet a TV Gymnastics Coach

Jordan Clark plays gymnastics coach and teacher Miss Allister on My Perfect Landing!

Jordan is an actor, dancer, and choreographer.

She is bubbly and fun, always cheering on her girls, but is often oblivious to the drama happening behind the scenes.

Watch My Perfect Landing on Family Channel in Canada (launches today) and CBBC in the UK.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Follow Jordan on Instagram.

How some Canadian gymnasts became actors

Several Manjak’s Gymnastics athletes auditioned for roles in the new Family Channel Canada TV show called My Perfect Landing … and got the jobs.

More often gymnasts simply play stunt doubles for actors.

The TV series debuts in Canada on Sunday, March 1st at 11:30 am et/pt. It’s already playing in the UK.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

College gymnasts should be paid for name, image, likeness

Nancy Armour: 

“You either get to go pro or you get to go to NCAA,” said Morgan Hurd, who has retained her eligibility despite winning the world all-around title in 2017.

“There’s no in-between, you get one or the other. But football players, they get to go to NCAA and then they get to go pro, too, and get paid.” …

Katelyn Ohashi was featured on talk shows and news programs after one of her floor routines went viral in January 2019. Politicians tweeted about her. She was featured in Rolling Stone’s “Women Shaping the Future” issue, and asked to do op-eds.

She didn’t get a dime from any of it. …

Opinion: Allow gymnasts, like football players, to cash in on name, image, likeness