Jason Derulo Launching Volleyball Franchise, Joining Joe Burrow's League
Jason Derulo Launching Volleyball Franchise In Nebraska ... Part Of Joe Burrow's League
2/16/2023 12:10 AM PT
Jason Derulo sees big things happening for women's pro volleyball after the star musician launched a brand new volleyball franchise in Nebraska ... and the org will be part of a league founded by Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow!
Derulo joined Babcock on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs nightly on FS1) ... where the "Trumpets" singer broke the news, announcing his new team will play in the Pro Volleyball Federation -- a league founded in part by the star QB.
"I'm excited because volleyball is on a crazy trajectory."
The league, PVF, will launch in February 2024, and they plan to play across the country in some of the biggest arenas.
FYI, volleyball's huge in the Cornhusker state. In fact, since 2013, the University of Nebraska's squad has led the nation in attendance, even setting a record last year when nearly 16K fans packed their arena to watch a match.
That's to say, Derulo, who has 57 million followers on TikTok, wholeheartedly believes the sport is on the come up in a big way.
"It's on the way up and to be a small part in what these ladies created is pretty incredible to me. I think it's gonna change sports forever."
And, unlike in a sport such as basketball, where the men's game is more popular, women run volleyball.
"Women's volleyball is actually leading. It's not the guys this time that are leading. I'd like for real pro volleyball to be the platform that just changes women's sports forever."
FYI, Jason also teamed up with his business partner, Danny White, who is from Omaha.
"The trajectory just seems so bright," 33-year-old Derulo said, adding ... "It's just been growing year after year after year and if it continues on this path, especially with this platform, I think it can absolutely be the next big thing."
Jason says he also wants to be the owner of the team with the "happiest players in the world," saying "I wanna make sure everybody is living their dream."
Something tells us there'll be no shortage of players who want to play in Nebraska! 🏐