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BigTeams Names Clay Walker CEO, Gains Funding For Major National Expansion

04 / 23 / 14

Website and software solutions firm BigTeams has hired CLAY WALKER as its CEO and “recently closed a venture capital funding round aimed at fueling a major national expansion,” according to Eric Fisher of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Walker joins the company “after two years” a...

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12/17/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

NANCY NEWMAN has been promoted to Dir of Creative Services at SportsChannel Chicago. Newman had previously served as On-Air Promotions Manager (CRAIN''S CHICAGO BUSINESS, 12/16)....USA Baseball named

Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/17/96
LOOKING FOR A CHANGE OF PACE FOR THE NEW YEAR? TRY THIS JOB

THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY is looking for an Assistant Editor located in our office in South Norwalk, CT. Qualified candidates must possess superior writing, editing and grammatical skills and an excep

Tags: People and Pop Culture

12/16/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PAUL ALLEN has purchased 20-acres in Issaquah, WA near Lake Sammamish State Park for $12.75M (SEATTLE TIMES, 12/14)....DENNIS RODMAN was the most pretentious sports figure in ''96, according to 10,000

Tags: ABC, NFL, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/16/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

DON SKWAR has been named Assistant Managing Editor/Sports of the Boston Globe. Skwar had been Exec Sports Editor since ''89 (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/15)....JACQUES BURELLE was named Commissioner of the Canad

Tags: Champ Car World Series, People and Pop Culture

12/16/96
DALY NAMED NHL SENIOR VP LEGAL AFFAIRS; PASH HEADS TO NFL

NHL Commissioner GARY BETTMAN named WILLIAM DALY Senior VP Legal Affairs. Daly replaces JEFFREY PASH, who will join the NFL. Daly is an attorney with the N.Y. law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher

Tags: NFL, NHL, People and Pop Culture

12/13/96
OVITZ OUT AS NUMBER TWO CHEESE FOR THE MOUSE

MICHAEL OVITZ was "abruptly left" as President of the Walt Disney Co., according to Paul Fahri of the WASHINGTON POST. Disney said Ovitz was leaving by "mutual consent" and doesn''t immediately have p

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

12/13/96
THE TOM AND JERRY SHOW: MAGUIRE OPENS TO STRONG REVIEWS

"JERRY MAGUIRE," a romantic comedy in which sports agent TOM CRUISE looks to overcome greed to rediscover his soul, opens nationally today. Here''s a sampling of reviews: TOUCHDOWN: In Boston, Jay Car

Tags: People and Pop Culture

12/13/96
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTION

GREG BOURIS joins SportsChannel N.Y. as Dir/ PR & Communications, from a media relations position with the Islanders. Bouris replaces DIANNE FERRIS, who becomes a consultant (GOULD MEDIA, 12/12).

Tags: New York Islanders, People and Pop Culture

12/13/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

"Access Hollywood" reported that KEVIN COSTNER will star in his third baseball movie, "For The Love of the Game." Costner will play a washed up pitcher ("Access Hollywood," 12/12)....AL umpire JOHN HI

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cablevision, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/12/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named TOM CRUISE as the 1996 Best Actor for his role in "Jerry Maguire" ("Access Hollywood," 12/11)....On DAVID LETTERMAN''s "Top Ten," the No. 1 "sign

Tags: CBS, New York Jets, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

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