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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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07/19/01
Executive Transactions

Intersport named VINCE VASQUEZ as VP/Integrated Sports Marketing. Most recently, Vasquez was Internet rep firm Phase2Media VP/Sponsorship, and prior to that, he was Speedvision and Outdoor Life Networ

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, Football, Golf, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Speed Channel, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

07/18/01
Univ. Of MD Tabs Infinity Sports

Phoenix-based Infinity Sports Marketing, a subsidiary of Infinity Broadcasting, "is currently negotiating to sell" the Univ. of MD''s (UM) broadcast rights, sponsorships and suites for a new basketbal

Tags: Colleges

07/18/01
NBDL Unveils Names & Logos

The NBA announced the names, colors and identities of its eight charter NBDL teams yesterday. The announcements were made in each of the eight Southeastern cities and in Boston, where NBDL coaches wer

Tags: AFL, Basketball, CHL, Colleges, ECHL, ESPN, Football, Hockey, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBDL, Walt Disney

07/18/01
Marketplace Round-Up

NAMES & FACES: Under its cross-promotional effort with 20th Century Fox'' "Planet of the Apes," Reebok is "running billboard and print tie-in ads but has no retail activity except for a Just For Feet

Tags: Basketball, Cablevision, Colleges, Formula One, Golf, LPGA, Motorsports, NBA, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Reebok

07/18/01
Executive Transactions

ESPN Int''l''s Antonio Barreto & Alessandra Durstine Visa USA promoted VP/Event Marketing MICHAEL LYNCH to Senior VP/Event Marketing. Lynch directs all marketing activities on Visa''s sports and enter

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, Colleges, ESPN, Football, Horse Racing, Motorsports, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Olympics, People and Pop Culture, Tennis, USTA, Visa, Walt Disney

07/18/01
Names In The News

Cavaliers C CHRIS MIHM made a recent cameo on MTV''s “THE REAL WORLD,” in which his good friend, KEVIN DUNN, is currently featured. But in Dallas, Steve Davis notes "it''s possible" that Mih

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cleveland Cavaliers, Colleges, Football, MLB, New York Giants, New York Mets, Nike, People and Pop Culture

07/18/01
Ackerman On Giveaway Dispute

WNBA President Val Ackerman denied reports that the league gave away 8,000 tickets for Monday''s All-Star Game and "falsely touted" it as a sellout, according to Oscar Dixon of USA TODAY. Ackerman, on

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Nielsen, Phoenix Mercury, WNBA

07/17/01
Hill, Holiday's NCAA Role

ADWEEK’s Kristen Rountree reported that Hill, Holiday, Connors, Cosmopulos in Boston "played a pivotal role" in helping the city land the NCAA Div. I women’s basketball Final Four. Hill Ho

Tags: Colleges, News & Opinions

07/17/01
Shell Voted Most Influential

As "escalating ticket prices and widespread cable availability converge, enabling television to define the sports experience for increasing numbers of fans," a Univ. of Southern CA (USC) study recentl

Tags: AFL, Anaheim Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Clear Channel/SFX Sports, Colleges, DirecTV, ESPN, Football, Hockey, IOC, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, MLB, NBA, NCAA, Brooklyn Nets, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Olympics, Soccer, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

07/16/01
USOC Managing Dir To Leave

USOC Managing Director for Media Relations & Public Affairs Mike Moran confirmed he will leave the organization after the ''02 Salt Lake Games, according to Cathy Harasta of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. M

Tags: Colleges, Olympics, USOC

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