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The K.C. STAR's Vahe Gregorian profiles CFP Exec Dir Bill Hancock , "one of the most popular and appealing people in the sports industrial complex." He has a "folksy, humble, kind and gentle demeanor." Hancock lost his son in a plane crash in '01, and "for all he has achieved, maybe nothing is mo...

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03/20/01

HE WANTS TO GO TO DISNEYLAND Heisley interested in Anaheim, but offer not as lucrative as other markets. Sources say Tricon Global''s $100M contribution all goes to Heisley — in payments of $5M p

03/20/01
Franchise Notes

NBA: In Milwaukee, Tom Enlund notes the Bucks'' season average of 16,243 fans per game is close to the league average of 16,583 per game. The team has not averaged more than 16,000 per game for a seas

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Hawks, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Franchises, Milwaukee Bucks, San Diego Chargers

03/20/01
Ravens Not On "MNF" Opener?

The Super Bowl champion Ravens were "unofficially" told that they will appear on "MNF" in the second week of the next NFL season, which "could be construed as [a] scheduling slight by" the league, acc

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Ravens, Football, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

03/20/01
Warsaw Reflects On Sports

Former Sports Specialties Owner JIM WARSAW "fondly remembers the way sports marketing used to be," according to Marcia Smith of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, who noted the $400B sports-marketing industr

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture

03/20/01
Ad Rep Conflict For Gatorade?

While True North Communications was purchased yesterday by Interpublic, Jim Kirk of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE wonders if the acquisition "pose[s] a conflict problem for FCB Chicago," as True North owns FCB.

Tags: Basketball, Coca-Cola, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, PepsiCo, Toronto Raptors

03/20/01
Sports Firm Focuses On Gen-Y

While CO-based sports marketing firm Proxy Partners has deals with Broncos QB Brian Griese and a half-dozen NHL players, it is "carving its niche" in action sports like snowboarding, surfing, skateboa

Tags: Denver Broncos, Football, Hockey, NFL, NHL

03/20/01
Williamses Still In Spotlight

Four days after Venus Williams claimed she was injured and withdrew from her semifinal match against sister Serena in the Tennis Masters Series event in Indian Wells, CA, the "boos still echoing from

Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA

03/20/01

Night Moves

While TV ratings for most network sports events continue to dip – CBS'' early numbers for the NCAA men''s basketball tournament are down 9% from last year (CBS Looks Past First-Weekend Ratings To

Tags: ABC, CBS, NCAA

03/20/01
SportsCareers.com Offers Jobs

Since 1988, the Sports Careers program has assisted thousands of individuals in their pursuit of a career in the sports industry as well as thousands of companies to find the perfect employee. Sports

Tags: Classified Advertisements

03/20/01
WUSA Lands Partners

Gillette and Procter & Gamble''s laundry detergent brand Era Max have signed "one-year deals with extension options" with Turner Sports Sales to sponsor the WUSA, according to Jennifer Lee of the SPOR

Tags: Procter and Gamble, Soccer, Sports Illustrated

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