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Executive Transactions

Women's Basketball Coaches Association CEO BETH BASS has resigned ( WBCA )....CBS Sports promoted MARIEL BRADY to Communications Manager ( THE DAILY )....The Univ. of Arkansas named Texas Tech Univ. Dir of Marketing & Fan Promotions ELVIS MOYA Associate AD/Marketing & Fan Development ( ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

UT's Patterson Talks Unionization

Univ. of Texas men's AD Steve Patterson said that the college sports landscape will "look radically different" if college athletes are allowed to unionize and get paid by their schools, according to Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Patterson believes most schools, including UT, would "p ...

Tags: Colleges, Big 12

MGM Cutting Ties With Top Rank?

MGM Resorts Int'l Chair & CEO Jim Murren is "strongly hinting that his company’s turbulent relationship" with Top Rank Chair Bob Arum "might be over," according to Norm Clarke of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. In a newsletter sent to 62,000 company employees on Wednesday, Murren "addressed ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Boxing

Disney: Cable Network Unit Growth To Continue

Disney on Thursday indicated that profits at its "ESPN-dominated cable networks unit would grow in the 'high single digits' on a compounded annual basis for the next three years," according to Brooks Barnes of the N.Y. TIMES. It is "rare for Disney to provide public insight into its future earnings, ...

Tags: Finance, ESPN, Walt Disney

ECHL Wranglers Won't Play On Rooftop

The ECHL Las Vegas Wranglers are moving their "proposed rooftop ice-rink facility at the Plaza to a ground-level parking lot at the hotel-casino on Main Street," according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Wranglers spokesperson Lucy Stewart "cited structural issues for shifting the tent ...

Tags: Facilities, ECHL

NWSL Eyes Elusive Stability, Viability

The NWSL is in the early stages of its second season, but its "long-term viability is uncertain," as women’s pro leagues in the U.S. "can’t draw fans, either at live events or on television, the way men’s leagues can," according to Juliet Macur of the N.Y. TIMES. Progress for women ...

Tags: NWSL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

MWC Schools Increase Nat'l TV Exposure

All eight of San Diego State's Mountain West Conference football games in '14 have "officially been picked up for national broadcast," according to Stefanie Loh of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The school "previously had three conference games moved to Friday nights for national broadcast on either t ...

Tags: Media, CBS, ESPN

James, Heat Top NBA Jersey Sales

Heat F LeBron James tops the NBA's list of best-selling jerseys for the '13-14 regular season, followed by Thunder F Kevin Durant, Lakers G Kobe Bryant, Bulls G Derrick Rose and Warriors G Stephen Curry. Meanwhile, the Heat held the top spot for best-selling team merchandise for the second co ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Miami Heat, NBA

Sources: Islanders Draw New Suitors

Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers. "The Islanders are a year away from movi ...

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL

Names In The News

Sacramento Mayor KEVIN JOHNSON appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Friday morning and discussed his role leading the committee looking for the next NBPA Exec Dir. Johnson said, "We're looking for somebody who wants to put the players first, that's really important. We have an opportunity when you th ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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