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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 03 / 15

Saints TE Benjamin Watson will appear on Fox News' "On The Record" at 7:00pm ET for a discussion on using faith to fight ISIS.

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03/03/15
Executive Transactions

Columbia Sportswear promoted Exec VP & COO  BRYAN TIMM to President & COO, while President & CEO TIM BOYLE will remain CEO. Columbia also promoted Senior VP/Legal & Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary PETER BRAGDON to Exec VP, Chief Administrative Office ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Executive Transactions

03/03/15
Memphis Raises Football Ticket Prices

The Univ. of Memphis yesterday announced "price boosts for all seating categories following one of the most successful seasons in Tiger football history," according to Phil Stukenborg of the Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL. Lower sideline seats at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium "have increased from $150 t ...

Tags: Colleges

03/03/15
St. Louis Unveils New Renderings For NFL Venue

The newest plans for an open-air riverfront NFL stadium in St. Louis "add a translucent lip girding the arena, giant televisions that rise with the stadium walls and greener, more geometric parking," according to a front-page piece by David Hunn of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Drawings released yest ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, St. Louis Rams

03/03/15
Orlando City SC Sells Out MLS Debut

MLS expansion club Orlando City SC Founder & President Phil Rawlins announced yesterday that the team "has sold out" its MLS debut at the Citrus Bowl on Sunday against NYC FC, according to Paul Tenorio of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. It is "unclear what the official stadium attendance will be," bu ...

Tags: Franchises, Orlando City SC, MLS

03/03/15
MLB, Union Mull Spring Training Games In Cuba

MLBPA Exec Dir Tony Clark said discussions are "ongoing" about the possibility of MLB games being played in Cuba, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSPORTS.com. When asked about MLB's relationship to the changing political climate between the U.S. and Cuba, Clark said, “There were conversation ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

03/03/15
Fox Promising Strong MLS Broadcasts

MLS returns to Fox this year after a three-year absence, and studio host Rob Stone said fans "should expect a stronger product on the screen" than they have seen in the past, according to Jonathan Tannenwald of PHILLY.com. Stone said preparations "are in full gear right now" despite the league and ...

Tags: Media, MLS, Fox

03/03/15
Winston Files "Famous Jameis" Trademark

Former FSU QB Jameis Winston, the "potential No. 1 overall NFL draft pick, has filed to trademark 'Famous Jameis,' a nickname he was given during his impressive, two-year stint" in college, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. The Legacy Agency Principal Russ Spielman, whose firm reps Winston, sa ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

03/03/15
Names In The News

Mavericks Owner MARK CUBAN 's "budding acting career will get another boost" as he will play the role of President of the U.S. in the upcoming " SHARKNADO 3 " movie. Cuban: "There are shotguns, grenades, me running, and jumping through windows.” Asked whether he dies in the end, Cuban said, & ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

03/03/15
Roseman Moves To Business Side Of Eagles' HQ

Eagles Exec VP/Football Operations Howie Roseman's office recently was "moved from the football operations end of the NovaCare Complex to the business side," a possible indication of the former GM's "lessening involvement with decisions related to the team," according to sources cited by Jeff McLane ...

Tags: Franchises, Philadelphia Eagles, NFL

03/03/15
Chiefs' Hunt Wants Super Bowl In K.C.

The Chiefs next season will play a "home" game in London against the Lions , and Chair & CEO Clark Hunt "remains hopeful" his team’s decision will help them eventually land a Super Bowl, according to Terez Paylor of the K.C. STAR. The NFL recently amended a resolution that "requires ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Kansas City Chiefs

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