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Christopher Botta

Christopher Botta covers hockey and soccer for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Why soccer’s Gulati gets a kick out of teaching

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

“You’re here with an extraordinary opportunity. Wherever the journey takes you, have a high intolerance for the pain of others.” This was U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati in early May, speaking before 190 students in a packed auditorium at Columbia University. It ...

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04/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Playoff playlist: NHL’s postseason songs

At the top of the telecast for Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between Pittsburgh and Columbus last week, NBC Sports Network pumped up the drama with a 15-second medley of goals, saves and hits — all to the tune of a new song by Phillip Phillips called “Raging Fire.” ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/25/14
On The Ground: The NHL Shift: News and notes

Financial document outlines Isles’ offer The New York Islanders this week released an offering memorandum for majority ownership to potential bidders for the team, according to a source in the finance industry. In the memo, Islanders owner Charles Wang offers 75 percent ownership of ...

Tags: On the Ground

04/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Source: Isles' Wang Offering 75% Ownership

The Islanders this week released an offering memorandum for majority ownership to potential bidders for the team, according to a source in the finance industry. In the memo, Islanders Owner Charles Wang offers 75% ownership of the club, with a five-year option on the other 25%. The memo also states ...

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders

04/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Sources: Islanders Draw New Suitors

Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers. "The Islanders are a year away from movi ...

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL

04/18/14
On The Ground: The NHL Shift: News and notes

Sources: Islanders draw new suitors as Barroway continues efforts Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the New York Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders owner Charles Wang has received interest in his te ...

Tags: On the Ground

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Penguins again rock local TV ratings

For the fifth consecutive time, the Pittsburgh Penguins led the way among NHL clubs for local-market TV ratings for the league’s regular season. The ranking is based on an analysis of ratings information for clubs that make their Nielsen data available. The NHL’s regular sea ...

Tags: Media

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: TD Garden ties LinkedIn into B2B

TD Garden this week is debuting a business-to-business program that features the integration of LinkedIn for business leaders and other fans in the arena’s premium-seating areas. The program was slated to be announced last Thursday, timed for this week’s start of the Stanley Cup playo ...

Tags: Facilities

04/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Power Player

For Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse, this week’s start of the NHL playoffs creates emotion beyond what others in sports might describe as a roller-coaster ride — one that could last anywhere from a disappointing 10 days to a victorious two months. “The play ...

Tags: Franchises

04/11/14
On The Ground: The NHL Shift: Numbers and notes, 4/11/2014

A look at the past week in the NHL: News from New York, Part I: Rangers opening ‘Hockey House’ for playoffs The New York Rangers are planning to host an indoor fan festival during the Stanley Cup playoffs every day the team plays, whether at Madison Square Garden or on the road. ...

Tags: On The Ground

04/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: TD Garden Unveils B2B Program

TD Garden today is announcing the formation of a B2B program that features the integration of LinkedIn for business leaders and other fans in the arena’s premium-seating areas. The program will debut next week for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Bruins. Membership in the program, ...

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