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Root Sports Southwest Brings On Former Penguins Exec David Peart

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 26 / 15

Root Sports Southwest named former Penguins Senior VP/Sales & Service David Peart GM, where he will oversee day-to-day management of the Houston-based RSN. He starts March 2 and will report to DirecTV Sports Networks President Patrick Crumb . The RSN holds the rights to the Astros and Rocket...

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03/05/96
OLYMPIC NOTES

Baltimore will host the first-ever U.S. Olympic men''s and women''s Beach Volleyball trials June 5-9 in its Inner Harbor area (Baltimore SUN, 3/4)....ACOG will announce a plan today to sell Olympic ti

Tags: IBM, IOC, Olympics

03/05/96
COMPETITION HEATS UP FOR FINAL SPOTS ON DREAM TEAM III

ESPN''s "Cover Story" examined the job of filling the final two spots on Dream Team III. Mark Schwarz identified Shawn Kemp, Mitch Richmond, Jason Kidd and Dennis Rodman as the top prospects. Kings Co

Tags: Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Olympics, Walt Disney

03/04/96
MAGIC TELLS NBC HE WILL PASS ON DREAM TEAM BID

During halftime of the Suns/Mavericks game on NBC, Magic Johnson told Marv Albert he will not seek to play for Dream Team III during the Atlanta Games. Johnson: "Because I think I more than likely wan

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBC, Olympics, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, RDV Sports, Southwest Sports Group, Time Warner

03/01/96
THE HOT LIST: ACOP 1996 RETAIL LICENSEES

Today, THE DAILY begins a feature that will continue until the start of the Atlanta Games -- the names, locations, and products of official ACOP retail licensees: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES, INC. (Ch

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Olympics

03/01/96
OLYMPIC NOTES

IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch is profiled in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. He said "danger" that could destroy unity present today, noting some federations, most notably track and field, are as "strong

Tags: IOC, Olympics, Sara Lee

02/29/96
UTAH GOVERNOR SAYS THE GAMES BELONG TO THE STATE

UT Gov. Mike Leavitt told Salt Lake Council members Tuesday the 2002 Games belong to the state, not Salt Lake City, according to the DESERET NEWS. Those comments came as council members met with Leavi

Tags: Olympics, USOC

02/29/96
WILL THE TORCH RELAY HAVE TO GO THROUGH CUSTOMS IN SANTA FE?

Olympic volleyball fan and New Mexico resident Wade Miller recently tried to order Olympic tickets by phone, but found out operators for the ''96 Games were "geographically impaired," according to the

Tags: Olympics

02/28/96
AVON AND GENERAL MOTORS LOOK TO "ACHIEVE THE DREAM"

Olympic sponsors Avon and General Motors are teaming up for the "Achieve the Dream" promotional sweepstakes, according to BRANDWEEK. The sweepstakes is promoted on the cover of a special 132-page Olym

Tags: General Motors, Olympics, Reebok

02/27/96
OTHER ATLANTA OLYMPIC NOTES

Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell said Monday he will ask the City Council to amend the city''s budget to include $2.5M for overtime for police, fire and corrections officers (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/27)...

Tags: Olympics

02/27/96
NUMEROUS HAZARDS CITED IN STADIUM INVESTIGATION

An engineering report written by New York-based Weidlinger Assoc. revealed the $280M Atlanta Olympic Stadium needs $3M in repairs and reinforcements before it can be opened to the public, according to

Tags: Olympics

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