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Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 Million to USC


Dr. Dre and business partner Jimmy Iovine will donate $70 million to the University of Southern California. The endowment will be used to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.

Set to launch in Fall 2014, the four-year program will offer undergrads courses in entrepreneurship; technology, art, design and marketing. In a statement, USC President C.L. Max Nikias says:

“The vision and generosity of Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young will profoundly influence the way all of us perceive and experience artistic media. Our goal is to ensure that the academy is the most collaborative educational program in the world.”

AT&T Center to host Showtime boxing event

Last month, Showtime took its Championship Boxing series to a sold-out Alamodome. It’s bringing the series back to San Antonio this summer with a three-bout card billed as “Knockout Kings II.”

Welterweight world champion Andre Berto and Mexican contender Jesus Soto Karass will headline the 12-round main event at AT&T Center on July 27.

Golden Boy Promotions, along with Leija & Battah Promotions, are bringing the Showtime event to San Antonio.

“Texas is our new home away from …,” says Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions.

“We look forward to hosting multiple mega-fights yearly,” says Leija & Battah Promotions President Mike Battah.

Spurs Sports & Entertainment, parent company of the NBA Spurs, manages AT&T Center, which is owned by Bexar County. Rick Pych, president of SS&E, expects that the Showtime event will draw a large crowd to the East Side arena.

“San Antonio is a city that truly appreciates and supports boxing in a big way, and this is a terrific opportunity for fight fans to witness three world-class bouts in an arena setting,” Pych says.

Berto was a member of the 2004 Haitian Olympic team.

For more information on the Showtime Championship Boxing event, visit