May 9, 2013

As Golf Tournaments Grow More Friendly Toward Cellphones Many Installing Wi-Fi Hot Spots

The PGA is increasingly offering Wi-Fi at tournaments

(from Sports Business Journal, May 6, 2013)  In the world of sports, change is inevitable. Just ask the PGA, who is continuing to allow for ever increasing Wi-Fi access to fans who attend their various tournaments across the country in the form of mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. After only allowing fans to bring their cell phones on […]

March 27, 2013

CDW Renews With PGA Tour as ShotLink Presenting Sponsor

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(from Sports Business Journal March 24, 2013)  Fans attending PGA and Champions tour golf events in the near future and beyond need not be surprised when they see the CDW logo prominently displayed on scoreboards, hospitality packages, and various other marketing items. Although financial terms have not yet been released, it was announced the software […]

December 6, 2012

Fear The Deficit

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(from Sports Business Journal, December 3, 2012) After some questionable decisions and a decade after BCS berths in football and national championships on the basketball court, Maryland University is facing an athletics budget deficit far more impressive than any of their on-field successes. After spending $7.8 million more than they made last year, the Maryland University […]

November 15, 2012

L.A. Event Seems Colombia Bound

The Farmers Classic has spent 8 decades in L.A. but is now contemplating a move

(from Sports Business Journal, November 12, 2012)After nearly eight decades, the Farmers Classic, a mid-level tournament in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), is facing extinction.  The event has struggled since the ATP enacted new rules that discourage top-tier talent from competing in tournaments like the Farmers Classic. The classic was once a common stopping point […]

November 1, 2012

‘Undercover Boss’ Brings Changes At Modell’s

Undercover Boss airs this Sunday on CBS

                    (from Sports Business Journal, October 29, 2012) Recently sports merchandise mogul, Mitchell Modell, joined a growing list of sports figures appearing on CBS’ “Undercover Boss.” Modell joins a group that features the likes of Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, Churchill Downs COO Bill Carstanjen, and TaylorMade Golf […]

October 17, 2012

NASCAR Rides Hot Rights Market to Increase With Fox

NASCAR has agreed to appear on Fox through the 2022 season

(from Sports Business Journal, October 15, 2012) Despite seeing declining rates for the fifth consecutive year, NASCAR has reached an agreement to extend its TV deal with Fox, a deal which will increase what Fox pays for TV rights annually by about $80 million. Since 2001 Fox has paid $220 million annually to broadcast the first half […]

October 4, 2012

NASCAR Close to Early Renewal With Fox

America's most prestigious race, the Daytona 500, is part of the on-going TV deal negotiations between Fox and NASCAR.

                    (from Sports Business Journal October 1, 2012) Despite seeing declining ratings, primarily in its younger demographics, NASCAR is eyeing a new TV deal with Fox, and they are getting closer to an agreement. The deal, which includes the first half of the season only, is largely […]