May 2, 2013

Easton’s New $800 Skate Starts a Hockey Fight

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(from Sport Business Journal, April 29, 2013) A hockey fight recently broke out among two competitors, but the catch is that it is off the ice. Executive departments of hockey manufacturers Easton and Bauer entered a skirmish pertaining to Easton’s patented tendon guard. Last month, Easton debuted the Mako, an $800 skate, named after what […]

April 18, 2013

IMG Acquires Event Management Firm

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(from Sports Business Journal, April 15, 2013) Ken Kennerly’s IGP Sports and Entertainment Group is to partner with IMG’s golf division to boost IMG’s efforts of managing more events in North America and focusing on creating a strong presence in Jupiter, Florida, a golf-rich area. With about 50 events around the world each year, event management […]

December 6, 2012

Players Share the Wealth with Bowl Gifts

Belk helps allows for around 125 players to receive bowl gifts.

                    (from SportsBusiness Journal, December 3, 2012) A $70 million sponsorship with Belk, which includes title sponsorship to the annual ACC-Big East matchup, allows for players from each of the competing schools to go on shopping spree at Belk. The NCAA allows each bowl game to […]

November 15, 2012

Rivalries, Ratings, and Revenue

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(from Sports Business Journal, November 12, 2012) The rivalry between college basketball teams at Duke and North Carolina brings great appeal to sports fans. Duke-North Carolina games draw some of the largest amounts of viewers in regular-season college basketball. “It’s the game that’s on everyone’s bucket list,” North Carolina Tar Heels Athletic Director, Bubba Cunningham, […]

November 1, 2012

How Plan for F1 in NY/NJ Stalled in Stretch

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(from Sports Business Journal, October 29, 2012) “We’ll get to that at some point,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told The (Newark) Star-Ledger, “it’s going to happen in 2014. If that gives them the time to do it in the right way, make sure it’s done correctly and safely, then that’s good.” Christie is referring […]

October 4, 2012

Tony George Leads Offer for IndyCar Series

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(from Sports Business Journal, October 2, 2012) The board for Hulman & Co., current owners of the IndyCar Series, is considering a proposal for the open-wheel-racing operation. Tony George, former IndyCar Series CEO, put together an investor group consisting of the sport’s top team owners to propose that the board sell them the IndyCar Series. […]