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Panini Signs QB Marcus Mariota To Autograph Trading-Card Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 15

Panini has signed NFL Draft prospect and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota  to an autograph trading-card deal. Under the agreement, Mariota will appear on Panini packaging including its first collegiate licensed trading cards, "Contenders ...

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04/09/96
NBA NEWS & NOTES

Thirteen of 25 NBA coaches responding to a league survey make at least $1M a year. Pat Riley is the highest paid at $3M. Overall, Eastern coaches earn close to $300,000 more than their Western counter

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, McDonalds, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

04/09/96
MLS KICKS OFF TO FESTIVE CROWD, MIXED ON-FIELD REVIEWS

MLS held its inaugural game Saturday in San Jose before over 31,000 fans. MLS Chair Alan Rothenberg: "This was a dream day with a storybook finish. If I had had the audacity to write a script like tha

Tags: FC Dallas, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, Time Warner

04/09/96
IRVIN PROBLEMS REFOCUS ATTENTION ON NFL DRUG POLICY

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones "advocates individual teams seizing control of drug testing, meting out punishment as they deem necessary and separating the penalties for those who use marijuana and those w

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/09/96
TEAMS BEGIN CROSSING LINES IN CART- IRL BATTLE

For the first time since the CART/IRL split, a team will cross the line this weekend in Long Beach. IRL driver Richie Hearn will enter CART''s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hearn, saying he has rec

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Toyota, Walt Disney

04/05/96
MLS OPENING WEEKEND: LANDMARK GAME OR HISTORICAL FOOTNOTE?

MLS debuts Saturday on ESPN when the San Jose Clash meet D.C. United at San Jose''s Spartan Stadium. The WALL STREET JOURNAL''s Stefan Fatsis writes, "This may well be the future of pro sports in Amer

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, New England Revolution, Walt Disney

04/05/96
BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES: RICH MEN, POOR MEN

USA TODAY''s survey of salaries for all MLB players shows the opening day payroll at $901,464,368, just 1.8% higher than ''95. The average salary is $1,172,736 (up 3.5% from ''95), but the median sala

Tags: Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Houston Astros, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, NCAA, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Seattle Mariners, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

04/05/96
LITTLE AL ADDRESSES INDY CAR-IRL FLAP

Two-time Indy 500 champ Al Unser Jr. appeared as a guest on "Up Close" to discuss his family''s racing legacy and the controversy between CART and the IRL. Unser, a CART driver, will skip the May 26 I

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Walt Disney

04/04/96
LEAGUE NOTES

In order to avoid having two major golf championships in the Chicago area within three weeks of each other, the USGA announced the ''99 Women''s Open will move from the Merit Club in Libertyville, IL,

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour, USGA

04/04/96
QUESTIONS CONTINUE REGARDING NFL TESTING OF COWBOYS

The NFL and NFLPA confirmed yesterday that urine samples for several Cowboys players were "improperly collected" during an April ''95 mini-camp, but officials say "no information from those samples wa

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL

04/04/96
MLS, PART II: INVESTORS PATIENT, OUTSIDERS STILL SKEPTICAL

MLS Founder Alan Rothenberg said they expect to average 10,600 in paid attendance per game this year, with growth rates of 5%-10% annually (Charles Cuttone, USA TODAY, 4/3). MLS is projecting up to $5

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Madison Square Garden, MLS, Walt Disney

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