Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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MAGIC JOHNSON was on the "Tonight Show" last night. Jay Leno presented him with a bright red flashing bow tie and Johnson gave Leno a "pimp daddy soul hat" (NBC, 11/15). ....Former Buccaneers President GAY CULVERHOUSE will become President of Notre Dame College in Tampa (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 11/15)....Pistons/The Palace CEO TOM WILSON is featured in the latest issue of CORPORATE DETROIT. Wilson, on the new revenue ideas when building The Palace: "We put the suites here where they had never been before and we charged a higher premium because (the audience) is sitting closer to the action than before" (CORPORATE DETROIT, 11/95 issue)....TONY DORSETT, DREW PEARSON, RANDY WHITE and ROGER STAUBACH appeared on "CBS This Morning." Dorsett talked about his Touch Down Products' Pro Flow Spring Water, his telecommunications business venture with EARL CAMPBELL, and his sports bar, the Cowboy Sports Cafe (CBS, 11/16)....Good Morning America" was on location at Duke in Durham, NC. Blue Devils Basketball Coach MIKE KRZYZEWSKI made an appearance, and the GMA crew toured Durham Athletic Park, home of the Durham Bulls (ABC, 11/16). ....In addition to COSOMPOLITAN (which has NHL stars posing with models), the December issue of MADEMOISELLE will also feature NHL players. CAM NEELEY, MATHIEU SCHNEIDER and ALEXANDRE DAIGLE are featured under "Souls on Ice" (NHL).