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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

The HOUSTON CHRONICLE's John McClain writes of Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and Texans Owner Bob McNair , "They have different personalities and management styles, but both are passionate about football and the NFL. They're respected voices who serve on league committees and believe they should do ...

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NFL Appoints Dawn Hudson As CMO

The NFL yesterday named Boston-based strategic consulting firm The Parthenon Group Vice Chair DAWN HUDSON CMO. The league had announced late last month that it was seeking someone to fill the role previously held by MARK WALLER , who was promoted to Exec VP with a focus on int’l plans. Hud ...

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09/23/14
Executive Transactions

Hulman Motorsports named Indiana Sports Corp. President ALLISON MELANGTON Senior VP/Events. Melangton will be responsible for overall production of major events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including those around the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Brickyard 500. She also served as '12 Indianapo ...

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09/23/14
Names In The News

A Somerville COURIER NEWS editorial states the “biggest problem” with Rutgers AD JULIE HERMANN “is that she just doesn’t seem to understand what it means to be in such a highly visible position at a public university.” Either that, or she “can’t fully cop ...

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09/23/14
Share Your Sponsorship Sales Stories

We'd like to hear about your first sponsorship sales experiences. Can you remember your first sale? What were your feelings negotiating the deal and how did you feel when you closed it? What gave you the bug to make this into a career? Share your experiences, in 200 words or less, with SportsBusines ...

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09/22/14
Paterno Movie Put On Hold At HBO

HBO had “quietly picked up” movie rights to the JOE POSNANSKI book “ PATERNO ,” with BRIAN DE PALMA set to direct and AL PACINO in the title role, but “casting sessions on the project [have] been cancelled and other prep work put on hold,” according to Andre ...

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09/22/14
Executive Transactions

The Arena Football League this morning named SCOTT BUTERA as commissioner, replacing JERRY KURZ , who recently stepped down to become the AFL’s first president . Butera comes to the AFL from Foxwoods Resort Casino where he worked at CEO since '10. Butera said he will focus on boosting th ...

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09/22/14
Names In The News

Former minor-league baseball player and current lawyer  GARRETT BROSHUIS earlier this year "filed a lawsuit against" MLB and its 30 teams "on behalf of several dozen former minor-league players." The allegation was the farm club players "make less than required by state and federal laws govern ...

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09/22/14
Share Your Sponsorship Sales Stories

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09/19/14
Weekend Plans

With fantasy football season in full swing, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Product Partnerships VP/Group Lead KEN FUCHS is immersed in the world of mock drafts, waiver wire claims, trade proposals and smack talk. But the L.A. resident never misses an opportunity to take his three kids boogie ...

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09/19/14
Executive Transactions

Consulting firm GlideSlope named organization consultancy Q5 Partners Associate NICK LAWRIE Insights Dir in its Analytics & Insights Group. Lawrie has done work on behalf of Visa, Puma, Toyota, Samsung, BP, AT&T, Chivas, RBS, Evian, the NBA, FIFA, IAAF and IOC ( GlideSlope )....The Int'l ...

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