Michigan Ends Legends Uniform Program Drake's Pics Draw Univ. Of Kentucky's Ire UAB Football Returning In '17 NCAA Giving $18.9M To D-I Schools Bob Bowlsby Happy With Big 12 Setup ACC To Let Schools Handle Punishments Sun Belt Wants Fewer Big-Money CFB Games Patterson Quashes Reports Of Texas Issues C-USA Commish Stepping Down For CFP Role Harbaugh's Arrival Impacting Michigan Ticket Sales
SBD/Issue 90/Sponsorships, Advertising & Marketing
Published January 30, 2001
SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES: The SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Daniel Kaplan cites sources as saying that Wrigley has been "negotiating a multimillion-dollar endorsement pact" with Venus and Serena Williams. The sides are "far along in their talks" (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 1/29 issue). BUSINESS WEEK's Arlene Weintraub examines IMG's marketing of the Williams sisters. Serena: "I told IMG I'd like to endorse something having to do with my smile. People always tell me I have a great smile." Weintraub writes, "Crest, are you listening?" (BUSINESS WEEK, 2/5 issue).
DEALS & DOLLARS: L.A.-based Allsport signed a multiyear deal to become the official photographer of the WUSA (WUSA)....NY-based wireless/electronics company Audiovox Communications has signed on as presenting sponsor of the CenturyTel Classic, the Southland Conference's post-season men's and women's basketball tournaments. Audiovox is a supplier of wireless phones to Century Tel, the title sponsor of the event for the past seven years. Audiovox has been a Southland partner since '99 (Southland).