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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 27 / 16

The LA84 Foundation is holding its 5th annual Summit at the JW Marriott in L.A. Featured speakers include LA 2024 Chair Casey Wasserman , Vice Chair Janet Evans and AEG Sports COO Kelly Cheeseman .

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Football Coaches' Pay At All-Time High

Buoyed by "rising revenues in college sports," football coaches are "getting paid more than ever, with at least 36 earning" $3M or more this year, up from nine in '11 and one in '06, according to Schrotenboer, Berkowitz & Schnaars of USA TODAY. Coaches also have "more bargaining power than ever ...

Tags: Colleges

Farmers Insurance Leaving Hendrick's NASCAR Ops

Farmers Insurance and Hendrick Motorsports have both confirmed that the L.A.-based insurer will not renew its primary sponsorship of the NASCAR team's No. 5 Sprint Cup Chevrolet after its deal expires following the '17 season. Farmers originally came aboard with HMS' No. 5 driven by Kasey Kahne in ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NASCAR

MLS Sees Gains Across All Network Partners

Scheduling changes in Year 2 of MLS’ TV deal with Fox Sports, ESPN and Univision delivered audience increases for each partner during the ’16 regular season. ESPN and ESPN2 combined to average 279,000 viewers, marking the networks’ best average since ’12. That figure als ...

Tags: Media, MLS, ESPN, Fox, FS1, Univision

College Endorsements Affecting Under Armour Profits

Under Armour and its rivals have pledged more than $1B to "secure outfitting deals with top college programs in recent years," and now those "megadeals -- some stretching as long as 15 years -- are starting to pinch profits at the sportswear maker," according to Sara Germano of the WALL STREET JOURN ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Under Armour

Executive Transactions

The Hawks promoted Exec VP/Real Estate & CFO THAD SHEELY to COO for the team and Philips Arena, and Senior VP/External Affairs & Exec Dir  DAVID LEE to Exec VP/External Affairs. Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer NZINGA SHAW has added the responsibilities of Senior VP/Communit ...

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Sanderson Farms Well-Regarded Despite Tough Schedule

The field for the PGA Tour Sanderson Farms Championship will always be "slightly diminished" as long as it is played opposite the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, but there are an "increasing amount" of golfers who would rather play the Mississippi event, according to Hugh Kellenberger of the Ja ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, PGA Tour

Developers Exploring Arena Near Scottsdale

Private developers, in cooperation with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are "exploring the idea of building a 20,000-seat multi-purpose event center" near Scottsdale that could "potentially house" the Coyotes or Suns, according to sources cited by Craig Morgan of ARIZONASPORTS.com.&nbs ...

Tags: Facilities, NBA, NHL, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Coyotes

Padres' Preller Discusses Role Going Forward

Padres Exec VP & GM A.J. Preller yesterday said that 10 teams have "inquired about" Padres players since his 30-day suspension ended, "including one that wanted to make a trade, a signal that his ability to deal with other clubs wasn't damaged by the unprecedented punishment," according to Berni ...

Tags: San Diego Padres, Franchises, MLB

Adam Silver Talks Jordan's CBA Involvement

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday said Hornets Owner Michael Jordan has made a "huge difference" in recent CBA negotiations, but the endorsement aspect of his role with Nike/Jordan Brand "has never come up." Silver appeared on ESPN’s “The Jump,” and co-host Tracy McGrady noted ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

Facebook Helping Teams Drive Ticket Sales

Facebook has begun to heighten its efforts with various pro and college teams to drive additional ticket sales, achieving results and ROI surpassing those from traditional media. The Sharks, in collaboration with digital marketing agency-of-record Fans Agency, used a series of Facebook ads to create ...

Tags: Media, Facebook

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