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Nominees Announced This Morning For Fifth Annual Sports Business Awards

We are pleased to announce the nominations for the fifth annual Sports Business Awards, which will be announced during a live ceremony May 23 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. The list includes 77 nominees across 15 categories and was selected after extensive research and review by the editorial staffs of SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in sports business from March 1, 2011, to Feb. 29, 2012. ESPN and the NFL received the most nominations, four each. Fox Sports, IMG and MLB each received three nominations. All of the nominees are listed here, and a special Sports Business Awards preview issue will be published May 21 offering additional highlights. A panel of sports industry execs will now study the nominees and serve as category judges. Those execs, and members representing SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, will evaluate the nominees and determine the winners of 13 of the 15 categories by a private vote. The winners of the Executive of the Year and Athletic Director of the Year categories will continue to be judged solely by the editorial staffs of SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR BEST IN TALENT REPRESENTATION & MANAGEMENT
Boston Bruins Boras Corp.
Dayton Dragons CAA Sports
Sporting KC Excel Sports Management
Stewart-Haas Racing IMG
Texas Rangers Priority Sports and Entertainment
  Wasserman Media Group

SPORTS LEAGUE OF THE YEAR BEST IN CORPORATE CONSULTING, MARKETING & CLIENT SERVICES
Major League Baseball GMR Marketing
National Football League IMG
National Hockey League The Marketing Arm
Pac-12 Conference Octagon
PGA Tour Richards Sports + Entertainment
  Team Epic

SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR BEST IN PROPERTY CONSULTING, SALES & CLIENT SERVICES
2011 Carrier Classic AEG Global Partnerships
2012 Humana Challenge Aspire Group
2011 NBA Finals IMG
Super Bowl XLVI Premier Partnerships
UFC 129 Wasserman Media Group

SPORTS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR BEST IN SPORTS EVENT & EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING
Tim Finchem, PGA Tour Intersport
Roger Goodell, National Football League Jack Morton Worldwide
David Hill, Fox Sports LeadDog Marketing Group
Larry Scott, Pac-12 Conference Major League Baseball/Fan Cave
Bud Selig, Major League Baseball Momentum Worldwide
  Team Epic

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR SPORTS SPONSOR OF THE YEAR
Bill Bradshaw, Temple University Allstate
Dave Brandon, University of Michigan Bridgestone
Mark Hollis, Michigan State University Kia Motors America
Jeff Long, University of Arkansas MillerCoors
Ian McCaw, Baylor University Procter & Gamble

BEST IN SPORTS MEDIA SPORTS FACILITY OF THE YEAR
ESPN Amway Center
Fox Sports Livestrong Sporting Park
National Football League Mercedes Benz Superdome
NBC Sports Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Turner Sports  

BEST IN SPORTS TELEVISION BEST IN SPORTS TECHNOLOGY
CBS Sports America's Cup Event Authority/Sportvision
ESPN Networks Bloomberg Sports
Fox Sports Panasonic/Speedway Motorsports Inc.
NBC Sports Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment
Turner Sports ESPN's WatchESPN

 

BEST IN DIGITAL SPORTS MEDIA
Bleacher Report
ESPN Digital Media
MLB Advanced Media
SB Nation
Yahoo! Sports

 

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