About The Author

Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

Featured Story

Designing a future

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 25 / 16

E llen Schmidt-Devlin’s path to a 27-year career at Nike began on the track at the University of Oregon. A distance runner, she was cooling down at the end of her first collegiate race when she was approached by a well-regarded, retired track coach who was tinkering with new designs fo...

Read More

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges

More Stories by this Author

09/14/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Game Changers: Jaime Faulkner

Photo: BANNER COLLECTIVE W atching spouse Colin rise through the marketing departments of the Dallas Stars and then Chicago Cubs, Jaime Faulkner often was struck by the way he thought “fan first.” Now, as CEO of Levy Restaurants’ analytics subsidiary, ...

Tags: Game Changers

09/07/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Ginny Gilder

When the U.S. women’s soccer team won this summer’s World Cup, Seattle Storm co-owner Ginny Gilder was able to view the championship from a wider perspective than many other Americans. Gilder was in college not long after Congress in 1972 passed Title IX, the legislation that vastly exp ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

09/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: PBC Says Top Rank Claims "Ignore Reality"

A $100M antitrust suit that boxing promoter Top Rank filed against manager Al Haymon and the investors in his Premier Boxing Champions series last month was a headline play based on accusations that “ignore reality and in no way implicate the antitrust laws,” Haymon’s attorneys sai ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Boxing, Top Rank

08/24/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Steve Keener

During a recent visit to a youth baseball tournament in Bangor, Maine, Little League International CEO Steve Keener was telling a coach from Ohio how excited the organization was about the $4 million in grants it would fund for local leagues as a result of increases in rights fees paid by ESPN. &ld ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

08/10/15
SportsBusiness Journal: UA adds NBA draft combine rights

Finishing second to Nike in the bidding for NBA uniform rights has not dissuaded Under Armour, which will increase its profile in pro basketball through an eight-year deal that includes title sponsorship of the NBA draft combine and presenting sponsorship of the league’s expanding youth basket ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

08/10/15
SportsBusiness Journal: The drop in youth sports participation

Participation in hockey has risen 44 percent among 6- to 17-year-olds in the five years since USA Hockey overhauled its youth programs. Photo by: USA HOCKEY When it institut ...

Tags: In-Depth

08/04/15
SportsBusiness Daily: FS1's "Toe-To-Toe" To Debut

The long-anticipated Premier Boxing Champions show that will air on FS1 has a name and a night. “Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays” makes its debut on Sept. 8, when welterweight Austin Trout faces Joey Hernandez and featherweight Jorge Lara meets Jesus Rojas , the net will announce today. Hoste ...

08/03/15
SportsBusiness Journal: UFC, Pistons develop cross-training

The seeds for a cross-sport training program mixing MMA fighters with Detroit Pistons players were sown last year, when pre-fight injuries forced the alteration or cancellation of the main event in eight of 13 UFC pay-per-views. Injuries happen in all sports. But teams do their best to protect th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/27/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Schools ease financial strain

When Reece Anderson started thinking about going to graduate school and leaving his job as director of business operations at a junior hockey league team in Austin, Minn., he knew the investment would only make sense if it gave his career in sports a significant jump-start. “I didn’t ...

Tags: In-Depth

07/27/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Oregon highlights product design

The people who decide what the shoes will look like typically bring a different skill set to work than those who decide how to sell the shoes. It was from that basic, intuitive, somewhat obvious dynamic that the University of Oregon’s new sports product management master’s degree prog ...

Tags: In-Depth

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug