Geiger Engineers is a structural engineering consulting firm located northwest of New York City. Founded in 1988 by David H. Geiger, the company has worked on projects throughout the world. In addition to providing a range of engineering services, Geiger Engineers has been involved in developing new technologies. For example, in 2008 it was announced that the new Tensotherm composite fabric with Lumira aerogel would be used for the first time on the Dedmon Athletic Center’s new roof. “Working with Cabot and Geiger Engineers, we now have… long-wearing insulated light transmissive fabric system that…meets performance standards and… higher energy-efficiency. ”In 1968 while a professor at Columbia University David Geiger was contacted by Davis-Brody. With their design of a 30-story tall, air-supported fabric structure, Davis-Brody had won the competition for the U. S. exhibition hall at Expo 70 in Osaka. They needed a structural engineer with the expertise to implement their design, in order to meet the lower than expected budget passed by Congress, Geiger changed the design and invented the low profile cable-restrained air-supported roof.
The success of the Osaka Pavilion led to a surge in the design, after Osaka, Geiger founded Geiger Berger Associates with Horst Berger and the firm remained central to the new-found interest in utilizing air-supported roofs. Eight stadia were built with air-supported roofs in the U. S. during the 1970s, as important as the air-supported roof projects was Geiger Bergers work in pioneering long-span cable, tensile membrane, and tensegrity structures. In addition, Geiger Berger was involved in the development of structural fabric materials such as Teflon PTFE coated fiberglass, by the early 1980s, the partnership between David Geiger and Horst Berger began to break apart and in 1983 Geiger Berger Associates was dissolved. Geiger founded Geiger Associates which was bought by KKBN in 1986, in 1988, the year before he died, David Geiger helped found Geiger Engineers with a group of former colleagues from Geiger Associates. O. C. OConnell Center or the ODome, University of Florida, Florida, USA Tokyo Dome, Japan Tropicana Field, St.
Petersburg, Florida, USA Geiger Engineers company website
Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
The Connecticut Huskies mens basketball program is the intercollegiate mens basketball team of the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, Connecticut. They currently play in the American Athletic Conference and are coached by Kevin Ollie, the Huskies are one of the most successful mens college basketball programs of all time. The Huskies have won 4 NCAA Tournament Championships, which puts the program at sixth-most all-time, the Huskies have won seven Big East Tournament Championships, ten Big East regular season titles and one American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. The Huskies have participated in 5 NCAA Final Fours and appeared in the NCAA tournament 33 times, the team has been a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament 5 times, most recently in 2009. Mens basketball at UConn began in 1901 with a game played by Connecticut Agricultural College against Windham High School in January of that year. The college team won, and by 1903 basketball was a varsity sport, after graduating from the Connecticut Agricultural College, former player Hugh Greer returned to his alma mater as a freshman coach.
He was named coach of the Huskies six games into the 1946–47 season. Greer led Connecticut to a perfect 12–0 mark for the remainder of his first season, posting a record of 16–2, this was the best single season finish in school history to that point. UConn won twelve Yankee Conference titles under Greer in 16 completed seasons, Greer led UConn to its first seven NCAA berths and one NIT appearance while compiling an overall head coaching record of 286–112. Greer died of an attack in 1963, ten games into the 1962–63 season. He was replaced by George Wigton who led them to the NCAA tournament, throughout the 1960s and 70s, Connecticut remained a regional power and earned multiple NCAA tournament berths. In 1979, UConn became one of the seven founding schools of the Big East Conference, prior to the 1986–87 season UConn hired Northeastern head coach Jim Calhoun to take over the program. Calhouns first team finished the season with a record of 9–19, in 1988, the team showed significant improvement and gained a berth in the National Invitation Tournament.
UConn went on a run in the tournament and defeated Ohio State 72–67 at Madison Square Garden to win the NIT, the 1990 Dream Season would bring UConn basketball back to the national stage. 1990 marked the opening of Gampel Pavilion, the programs new on-campus home, in the NCAA Tournament the Huskies garnered a #1 seed in the East Region, but trailed Clemson 70–69 with 1 second remaining in the Sweet 16. Burrells full-court pass found Tate George on the far baseline, George spun and hit a buzzer-beater that is known in Connecticut simply as The Shot. They would be eliminated on a buzzer-beater 2 days by Duke, the Final Four still eluded Calhoun and the program until the 1999 NCAA Tournament. With Richard Rip Hamilton leading the way, they claimed the programs first national title that same year, Calhouns teams would go on to win two more national championships during his tenure at UConn
University of North Carolina School of Law
The University of North Carolina School of Law is a professional school within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Established in 1845, Carolina Law is among the oldest law schools in the nation and is the oldest law school in North Carolina and it is consistently ranked in the top-tier of law schools, and its 2014 US News and World Report ranking is 31st. Further, according to the US News and World Report, Carolina Law is among the top 10 public law schools in the Nation -- and 17th in reputation among lawyers and judges and 20th among scholars. In 2013, U. S. News & World Report ranked Carolina Law 2nd in the nation on “return on investment” for its J. D. program. The law school has just over 700 students at any time, the entering class of first-year law students in 2013 was composed of 238 students from 28 states, the District of Columbia, and China. Seventy percent of students were from North Carolina, and students of color made up 24 percent of the class and women were each 50 percent of the class.
UNC Law has increased their tuition 71% for in-state residents since 2007-2008 at a time when law school graduates have faced a sharply declining legal job market. According to UNCs 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 69% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, in 1845, William Horn Battle was named the first professor of law, and legal instruction began at the university. In the years following, assistant professors and an organized faculty, in 1915, Margaret Berry became the first female to graduate from the law school. In the 1920s, the school taking on much of the character of a modern law school. University President Harry Woodburn Chase was instrumental in leading the efforts for this reorganization over notable opposition, in 1951, Harvey Beech, J. Kenneth Lee, Floyd McKissick and James Robert Walker Jr. were the first four black students enrolled at the law school in June 1951. McKissick and other students had argued in court that a state law school for blacks in Durham was not equal to that in Chapel Hill.
In March 1951, a U. S. Court of Appeals agreed and ordered UNC to stop excluding black applicants, sylvia X. Allen became the first black female student to graduate in 1962, and did so as the mother of six children. The law school is located in Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, towards the southeastern side of the Chapel Hill campus, neighboring the School of Government. Van Hecke-Wettach Hall includes the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library, charles Daye, Deputy Director Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity - Gene Nichol, Director. Center for Law and Government - Michael J. Civil Clinic, juvenile Justice Clinic, third year law students defend and represent juvenile defendants. Immigration Law and Policy Clinic Consumer Financial Transaction Clinic Domestic Violence Representation Project The school is home to five student-edited law journals, the oldest, the North Carolina Law Review, was founded in 1922. This journal features an annual North Carolina issue reviewing developments in the states law, the total cost of attendance at UNC for the 2013-2014 academic year is $44,983 for NC residents and $61,614 for out-of-state students
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is an entertainment and sports complex located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Opening in 1959, the arena was one of the largest venues in the South, with a seating capacity of over 23,000. The complex holds eight venues that includes an amphitheater, aquatic center, banquet hall, convention center, theatre and it has hosted the Mens ACC Tournament twenty-three times since 1967 and the Womens ACC Tournament twelve times since 2000. The Coliseum hosted both tournaments until 2015, other notable sporting events include the National Collegiate Athletic Association Mens Final Four in 1974 and the East Regionals in 1976,1979 and 1998. The complex has hosted the Central Carolina Fair since 1999, the complex was first proposed in 1944 by the citys mayor. The idea was to create a war memorial to veterans of World War I. The building was approved by city officials in 1956, followed by a groundbreaking in January 1958, with its opening in 1959, the complex held four venues, War Memorial Auditorium, Town Hall Auditorium, The Blue Room and the Greensboro Coliseum.
The complex opened on October 29,1959 for historic show, shortly after its opening, the Coliseum began to scout for a hockey team. Partnering with the EHL, the city formed the Greensboro Generals, the teams first match was November 11,1959 against the Washington Presidents. The Generals won the game 4–1, the Generals would go on to win the EHL Championships. Over the years, the complex hosted several conventions, the Coliseum was part-time home of the Carolina Cougars of the American Basketball Association from 1969 to 1974 after the Houston Mavericks moved to North Carolina in 1969. The Cougars were a franchise, playing home games in Charlotte, Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum. Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown began his career with the Cougars in 1972. Billy Cunningham was the ABA MVP for the Cougars in the 1972-73 season, despite a strong fan base the Cougars were sold and moved to St. Louis in 1974. To meet demands, the Coliseum expanded its seating to 15,000 in 1972, six years later, the complex expanded to include an exhibition center, known at the time as the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Exhibition Building.
The buildings first event was Super Flea, a market for the Triad area. In 1991, the Coliseums manager proposed an expansion of the complex. This expansion would raise the capacity of the Coliseum an additional 8,000 to 23,000
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi and keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X. Phil X and McDonald both became members in 2016. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, the bands fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. In 1992, the returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single Its My Life, which followed a second hiatus, Bon Jovi have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway. Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 13 studio albums, plus six compilations, the band has sold more than 130 million records worldwide and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, Jon Bon Jovi began playing piano and guitar in 1975, at the age of 13, with his first band Raze.
At 16, Bon Jovi met David Bryan and formed a band called Atlantic City Expressway, still in his teens, Bon Jovi played in the band John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones, playing local clubs like The Fast Lane, and opening for known acts in the area. By 1980, he formed band, The Rest, and opened up for New Jersey acts such as Southside Johnny. Bon Jovi made several demos—including one produced by Billy Squier—and sent them to record companies and his first professional recording was as lead vocals in R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas, which was part of the Christmas in the Stars album which his cousin co-produced. In 1983, a then-unknown Bon Jovi visited a local radio station WAPP103. 5FM The Apple in Lake Success, New York, and wrote and sang the jingles for the station. He spoke with DJ Chip Hobart and to the director, John Lassman. Bon Jovi was reluctant, but eventually gave them the song, WAPP worked with WOR-TV in nearby Secaucus, NJ on a music video show, Rock 9 Videos, for a short time in 1984.
The studio musicians who helped record Runaway—known as The All Star Review—were guitarist Tim Pierce, keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Frankie LaRocka, the song began to get airplay in the New York area, other sister stations in major markets picked up the song. In March 1983, Bon Jovi called David Bryan, who in turn called bassist Alec John Such, tapped to play lead guitar was Bon Jovis neighbor, Dave Sabo —though he never officially joined the band. He and Jon promised each other that made it first. Sabo went on to form the group Skid Row, Jon saw and was impressed with hometown guitarist Richie Sambora
Wachovia was a diversified financial services company based in Charlotte. Before its acquisition by Wells Fargo in 2008, Wachovia was the fourth-largest bank holding company in the United States based on total assets, Wachovia provided a broad range of banking, asset management, wealth management, and corporate and investment banking products and services. Wachovia provided global services through more than 40 offices around the world, the purchase of Wachovia by Wells Fargo and Company was completed on December 31,2008. Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia after a sale to avoid a failure of Wachovia. Starting in 2009, the Wachovia brand was absorbed into the Wells Fargo brand in a process that lasted three years, on October 15,2011, the Wachovia brand was retired when the last bank branches in North Carolina were converted to Wells Fargo. Wachovia was the product of a 2001 merger between the original Wachovia Corporation, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Charlotte-based First Union Corporation, the company was organized into four divisions, General Bank, Wealth Management, Capital Management, and Corporate and Investment Bank.
It served retail brokerage clients under the name Wachovia Securities nationwide as well as in six Latin American countries, in 2009, Wachovia Securities was the first Wachovia business to be converted to the Wells Fargo brand, when the business became Wells Fargo Advisors. Calibre was an independent consultant that was hired by Wachovia for the Family Wealth Group to research managers, the group no longer uses Calibre. Wachovias private equity arm operated as Wachovia Capital Partners, the asset-based lending group operated as Wachovia Capital Finance. Wachovia has its origins in the Latin form of the Austrian name Wachau, when Moravian settlers arrived in Bethabara, North Carolina, in 1753, they gave this name to the land they acquired, because it resembled the Wachau valley along the Danube River. The area formerly known as Wachovia now makes up most of Forsyth County, First Union was founded as Union National Bank on June 2,1908, a small banking desk in the lobby of a Charlotte hotel by H. M.
Victor. The bank merged with First National Bank and Trust Company of Asheville, North Carolina, First Union Corporation was incorporated in 1967. By the 1990s, it had grown into a Southern regional powerhouse in a strategy mirroring its longtime rival on Tryon Street in Charlotte, in 1995, however, it acquired First Fidelity Bancorporation of Newark, New Jersey, at one stroke becoming a major player in the Northeast. Its Northeastern footprint grew even larger in 1998, when it acquired CoreStates Financial Corporation of Philadelphia, One of CoreStates predecessors, the Bank of North America, had been the first bank proposed and incorporated in America on December 31,1781. The bank was co-founded by James Alexander Gray and William Lemly, in 1911, the bank merged with Wachovia Loan and Trust Company, the largest trust company between Baltimore and New Orleans, which had been founded on June 15,1893. Wachovia grew to one of the largest banks in the Southeast partly on the strength of its accounts from the R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco Company, which was headquartered in Winston-Salem. On December 12,1986, Wachovia purchased First Atlanta, founded as Atlanta National Bank on September 14,1865, and renamed to First National Bank of Atlanta, this institution was the oldest national bank in Atlanta
Dean Edwards Smith was an American mens college basketball head coach. Called a coaching legend by the Basketball Hall of Fame, he coached for 36 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Smith coached from 1961 to 1997 and retired with 879 victories, which was the NCAA Division I mens basketball record at that time. Smith had the 9th highest winning percentage of any college basketball coach. During his tenure as coach, North Carolina won two national championships and appeared in 11 Final Fours. Smith played college basketball at the University of Kansas, where he won a championship in 1952 playing for Hall of fame coach Phog Allen. Smith was known for running a program and having a high graduation rate. Smith coached and worked with people at North Carolina who achieved notable success in basketball, as players, coaches. Smith retired in 1997, saying that he was not able to give the team the same level of enthusiasm that he had given it for years, Dean Smith was born in Emporia, Kansas, on February 28,1931.
Both of his parents were school teachers. Smiths father, coached the Emporia High Spartans basketball team to the 1934 state title in Kansas and this 1934 team was notable for having the first African American basketball player in Kansas tournament history. While at Topeka High School, Smith lettered in all four years and was named all-state in basketball as a senior. Smiths interest in sports was not limited only to basketball, Smith played quarterback for his high school football team and catcher for the high school baseball team. After graduating from school, Smith attended the University of Kansas on an academic scholarship where he majored in mathematics. While at Kansas, Smith continued his interest in sports by playing varsity basketball, varsity baseball, and freshman football, during his time on the varsity basketball team, Kansas won the national championship in 1952 and were NCAA tournament finalists in 1953. Smiths basketball coach during his time at Kansas was Phog Allen, after graduation, Smith served as assistant coach at Kansas in the 1953–54 season.
Smith next served a stint in the United States Air Force in Germany, working as a coach of United States Air Force Academys baseball. Yet, Smiths big break would come in the United States, in 1958, North Carolina coach Frank McGuire asked Smith to join his staff as an assistant coach. Aycock told WNCN that McGuire told him he was leaving on a Saturday, Smiths elevation occurred amid rumors of a point shaving scandal involving UNC players
Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
The Ohio State mens basketball team represents The Ohio State University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. The Buckeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference, the Buckeyes won their only National Championship in 1960 and have made a total of 27 NCAA Tournament appearances. The Buckeyes share a rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines, in which OSU has an 93–71 series lead. The Ohio State University is one of two teams to make an NCAA tournament appearance every decade since the 1930s. The Buckeyes play their games at Value City Arena in The Jerome Schottenstein Center which opened in 1998. The official capacity of the center is 19,200, Ohio State ranks 18th in the nation in average home attendance. Thad Matta was named the coach of Ohio State in 2004 to replace coach Jim OBrien after being involved in supposed NCAA violations which cost Ohio State over 113 wins between 1998 and 2002. The first basketball team at The Ohio State University was formed in 1898, sparing success followed the Buckeyes throughout their time as an independent school.
In the year 1912, some thirteen years after forming their first basketball team, the Buckeyes joined the Big Nine Conference, the Olsen era is highlighted by appearing in the final game for the first ever NCAA Championship Tournament in 1939 where the Buckeyes lost to Oregon 33–46. The Buckeyes would make three more Final Four appearances under Olsen, along with winning five Big Ten championships, following Harold Olsen as head coach Tippy Dye and Floyd Stahl made their stints with the Buckeyes. While not seeing the amount of success as Olsen did, Dye. Of all other Buckeye coaches, it was Fred Taylor who would give Ohio State basketball its greatest claim to fame, with the hiring of Taylor in 1958, not much was expected following an 11–11 season during the 1958–1959 season. However, in 1960, the second coach, Taylor. The 1960 championship season is the only NCAA Tournament championship that the Buckeyes have compiled since that date, Taylors Buckeyes continued their dominance by being the runner-up the following two seasons, and making a total of five tournament appearances during Taylors 18 seasons tenure.
With the departure of his team, Taylor began to see teams accustomed to Ohio State basketball of the past. Taylors last season at Ohio State in 1976 saw the Buckeyes going 6–20, Taylor achieved seven conference titles and an impressive overall winning percentage of over 65%. Past the Taylor era, Ohio State saw Eldon Miller, Gary Williams, between 1976 and 1997 the Buckeyes made the NCAA Bracket only eight times, while being crowned conference champions only twice. In 1997, Jim OBrien was hired to head coach Randy Ayers
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and his biography on the NBA website states, By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, Jordan played three seasons for coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. As a freshman, he was a member of the Tar Heels national championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick. He quickly emerged as a star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, demonstrated by performing slam dunks from the throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames Air Jordan. He gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball, in 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a three-peat.
Jordan retired for a time in January 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Wizards. Among his numerous accomplishments, Jordan holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average and highest career playoff scoring average. In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN and he became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. Jordan is known for his product endorsements and he fueled the success of Nikes Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam as himself, in 2006, he became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the then-Charlotte Bobcats, buying a controlling interest in 2010. In 2015, Jordan became the first billionaire NBA player in history as a result of the increase in value of NBA franchises and he is the third richest African American, behind Oprah Winfrey and Robert F. Smith. Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Deloris, who worked in banking and his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, when he was a toddler.
Jordan is the fourth of five children and he has two older brothers, Larry Jordan and James R. Jordan, Jr. one older sister, and a younger sister, Roslyn. Jordans brother James retired in 2006 as the Command Sergeant Major of the 35th Signal Brigade of the XVIII Airborne Corps in the U. S. Army. Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, where he highlighted his athletic career by playing basketball, baseball and he tried out for the varsity basketball team during his sophomore year, but at 511, he was deemed too short to play at that level. His taller friend, Harvest Leroy Smith, was the only sophomore to make the team, motivated to prove his worth, Jordan became the star of Laneys junior varsity squad, and tallied several 40-point games
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After signing a contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control. Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, disco and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in popular music. In 1991 Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, saw her develop an image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring role in Poetic Justice. By the end of the 1990s, she was the second most successful recording artist of the decade, the release of her seventh studio album All for You coincided with a celebration of her impact on popular music as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin she released her studio album, her first.
In 2015 she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own label, Rhythm Nation. Having sold over 100 million records, Jackson is one of the artists in the history of contemporary music. In 2016, Billboard placed her number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, in December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance artist of all-time. One of the worlds most awarded artists, her longevity and she has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers. Janet Jackson was born in Gary, the youngest of ten children, to Katherine Esther, the Jacksons were lower-middle class and devout Jehovahs Witnesses, although Jackson would refrain from organized religion. At a young age, her brothers began performing as The Jackson 5 in the Chicago-Gary area, in March 1969, the group signed a record deal with Motown, and soon had their first number-one hit. The family moved to the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, Jackson had initially desired to become a horse racing jockey or entertainment lawyer, with plans to support herself through acting.
Despite this, she was anticipated to pursue a career in entertainment, at age seven, Jackson performed at the Las Vegas Strip at the MGM Casino. A biography revealed her father, Joseph Jackson, was emotionally withdrawn and she began acting in the variety show The Jacksons in 1976. In 1977, she was selected to have a role as Penny Gordon Woods in the sitcom Good Times
StubHub is an online ticket exchange owned by eBay, which provides services for buyers and sellers of tickets for sports, concerts and other live entertainment events. It has grown from the largest secondary-market ticket marketplace in the United States into the worlds largest ticket marketplace, while the company does not currently disclose its financials, in 2015 it had over 16 million unique visitors and nearly 10 million live events per month. The San Francisco-located company was founded in 2000 by Eric Baker and Jeff Fluhr, the president of StubHub as of 2015 is Scott Cutler. Other executives include Raji Arasu, Noah Goldberg, Ajay Gopal, founder Eric Baker left StubHub in 2004. StubHub was acquired by eBay in January 2007, StubHub has become a major sponsor in sports and entertainment. In December 2015, StubHub had more than 120 partners, mostly entertainment venues, sellers post available tickets at any price they choose. A range of tickets are listed, mainly sporting, theater, unlike other online ticket resellers, such as Craigslist and eBay, StubHub takes a commission after the sale takes place.
StubHub. co. uk was launched in March 2012, in September 2015, StubHub launched in Germany. StubHub was founded in San Francisco in 2000 by Eric Baker and Jeff Fluhr, one of its first major sports deals was with the Seattle Mariners in 2001. It began to show a profit in 2003 after selling $60 million worth of baseball tickets, in 2005, the company raised between $10 million and $25 million from Pequot Ventures. That year they generated over $200 million in sales, in 2006, Inc. Magazine ranked StubHub as the eighth fastest growing private company in America on its annual Inc.500 list. In 2006, the New England Patriots sued StubHub to bar it from reselling the teams tickets as fans reportedly showed up at games with phony or voided tickets bought over StubHub. While some were counterfeits, others were voided tickets sold by fans after they had their season-ticket privileges revoked, on July 6,2007, a Suffolk Superior Court judge allowed StubHub to proceed with its lawsuit against the New England Patriots.
StubHub accused the Patriots of attempted monopolization, conspiracy to restrain trade, on October 19,2007, a court upheld an order forcing StubHub to turn over a list of all New England Patriots season ticket holders since 2002 who had used the site. The Patriots stated that they may strip the season ticket holders of their seats, on January 26,2009, the Massachusetts Superior Court rejected StubHubs argument that it was not liable for its sellers behavior per 47 USC230. NPS LLC v. StubHub, Inc.2009 WL995483, StubHub was acquired by eBay in January 2007 for a reported $310 million. According to CNN Money,2007 was a successful year for the company, handling five million individual transactions. Staffing at StubHub had increased to 350 workers by the time of the sale, eight months after the acquisition, StubHub reached an exclusive agreement with Major League Baseball
Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
The Duke Blue Devils mens basketball team is the college basketball program representing Duke University. The team is fourth all-time in wins of any NCAA mens basketball program, Duke has won 5 NCAA Championships and appeared in 11 Championship Games and 16 Final Fours, and has an NCAA-best.755 NCAA tournament winning percentage. Eleven Duke players have named the National Player of the Year. Additionally, Duke has 36 players named All-Americans and 14 Academic All-Americans, Duke has been the Atlantic Coast Conference Champions a record 20 times, and lays claim to 19 ACC regular season titles. Prior to joining the ACC, Duke won the Southern Conference championships five times. Duke has finished the season ranked No.1 in the AP poll seven times and is second, behind only UCLA, in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 121 weeks. Additionally, the Blue Devils have the second longest streak in the AP Top 25 in history with 200 consecutive appearances from 1996 to 2007, since that designation, Duke has won two additional national titles in 2010 and 2015.
The January 30 issue of The Trinity Chronicle headlined the new sport on its front page, trinitys first game ended in a loss to Wake Forest, 24–10. The game was played in the Angier B, Duke Gymnasium, known as The Ark. The Trinity team won its first title in 1920, the championship, by beating the North Carolina State College of Agriculture. Earlier in the season they had beaten the University of North Carolina 19–18 in the first match-up between the two schools, Trinity college became Duke University. Billy Werber, Class of 1930, became Dukes first All-American in basketball, the Gothic-style West Campus opened that year, with a new gym, to be named for Coach Card. The Indoor Stadium opened in 1940, initially it was referred to as an Addition to the gymnasium. Part of its cost was paid for with the proceeds from the Duke football teams appearance in the 1938 Rose Bowl, in 1972 it would be named for Eddie Cameron, head coach from 1929 to 1942. In 1952, Dick Groat became the first Duke player to be named National Player of the Year, Duke left the Southern Conference to become a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953.
The Duke team under Vic Bubas made its first appearance in the Final Four in 1963, the next year, Bubas team reached the national title game, losing to the Bruins of UCLA, who claimed 10 titles in the next 12 years. Bob Verga was Dukes star player in 1967, the basketball program won its 1000th game in 1974, making Duke only the eighth school in NCAA history to reach that figure. Gene Banks, Mike Gminski and Jim Spanarkel ran the floor, Mike Krzyzewski has been at Duke since 1980