About The Author

Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

Featured Story

Pereira, Trask to author books about their careers in football

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 26 / 15

Mike Pereira, former NFL vice president of officiating, and former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask have each signed deals with Triumph Books to write books about their careers in professional football. Mark Lepselter, president of Maxx Sports & Entertainment, who represents both Pereira and Tra...

Read More

Tags: Media

More Stories by this Author

SportsBusiness Journal: Golf’s 20/20 vision focuses on fan research, player development

Golf 20/20, a group of golf industry leaders formed to grow the sport, has issued a list of recommendations that includes starting a pilot player-development program and launching a major research project to learn more about fans and participants. "The big research project we are goi ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Allen to announce Northwest region sports network

After years of rumors, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is expected to announce plans to launch a regional sports network, called Action Sports Cable Network, that will broadcast Portland Trail Blazers games and Seattle Seahawks preseason games. ASCN is expected to launch in ear ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: Falk trying to come up with answers to age-limit questions facing ...

A gent and SFX Sports Group CEO David Falk said he has been spending a lot of time recently thinking about the issue of whether there should be an age limit for players entering the NBA. On the one hand, there was a great deal of public interest in players such as Patri ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: PGA lands in safety net after Buy.com deal

It could have been worse. When PGA Tour officials negotiated a new title sponsorship for their developmental golf tour with Buy.com , an Internet start-up company, the golf organization agreed to take stock (which had not yet been issued) to fund the $42.5 million, five-year deal. Luck ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

SportsBusiness Journal: PGA Tour hires USA Networks to design, run online store

The PGA Tour announced last week that USA Networks Inc.'s e-commerce division will build, design and operate the online store, PGA Tour Shop. As part of the deal, "there is a financial sharing arrangement," said Donna Orender, senior vice president in charge of television, production and new ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., NASCAR, NBA, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Victories could speed Nike clubs’ launch

Nike could start selling golf clubs to the public this year if professional players begin winning major tournaments with the clubs, said Mike Kelly, director of marketing for Nike Golf. "It is possible that if someone wins with our product that we could speed up our market plans to be out ...

Tags: Adidas, Titleist

SportsBusiness Journal: Woolf gets back in the baseball business with veteran agent Sands

T hree months after selling its baseball practice to rival sports marketing agency Octagon , Woolf Associates is back in the business of the national pastime. Boston-based Woolf will partner with veteran baseball agent Jack Sands an ...

Tags: AEG, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Fire, Firestone Inc., FootJoy, New York Jets, Ocean Spray, Titleist, Woolf Associates Inc.

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB worldwide draft would make wide-open signing process a memory

G us Dominguez and his client, Andy Morales , were expected to decide late last week between two major league, multiyear, multimillion-dollar offers for the third baseman, who defected from Cuba last July. Since Morales landed on U.S. shores, ...

Tags: Anheuser-Busch Cos., Houston Rockets, Interperformances Inc., LPGA, MLB, NBA, New York Knicks, San Diego Padres

SportsBusiness Journal: Ovitz’s first event purchase may bring stars out at LPGA stop

Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz, who launched a sports talent representation division a little more than a year ago, plans to use Hollywood stars to bring more attention to an LPGA Tour event he has bought as a first step into the business of sports event ownership. Ovitz's Artists Managemen ...

Tags: Dallas Stars, LPGA, NBA, Southwest Sports Group, Walt Disney Co.

SportsBusiness Journal: Potential buyer enters picture for Tampa team

The prospective new owner of the ABA 2000 Tampa Bay ThunderDawgs said he plans to pay the team's players the thousands of dollars they were owed under the old ownership. But Detroit entrepreneur Art Blackwell, who said he has signed an option to buy the team, also said the team's 11 player ...

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug