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Two owners, one stadium and one big football
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson (left) and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch clasp hands in front of a new replica football attached to the last structural beam that was bolted into place on the Jets’ and Giants’ new stadium last Tuesday at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. The stadium is set to open next year.
Stern joins in honoring Pollin
NBA Commissioner David Stern delivered a tribute to WashingtonWizards owner Abe Pollin before Pollin was inducted into the George Washington University School of Business Sports Executives Hall of Fame on March 9 in Washington, D.C. Front, from left: GW President Steven Knapp, Pollin, Stern. Back: Associate dean for undergraduate programs and associate professor of accountancy Larry Singleton, sports management program director Lisa DelpyNeirotti and GW board of trustees Chairman Russ Ramsey.
Networking and Career Conference
George Washington University and Swanson Communications hosted the Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference March 6-7 in Washington, D.C.
Top: A panel on “The Changing Landscape of Sports Media and Social Networking” featured (from left) Meredith Geisler, Chartese Burnett, Christine Brennan, Jimmy Lynn and Dan Rafael.
Above: A panel on “Professional Athletes: On and Off the Field” included (from left) Jim Tanner, Marc Pollick, Alastair Garland, Neville Waters, Daniel Wilcox and David Aldridge.
MIT Sloan club brings in big names for annual conference
The MIT Sloan Entertainment, Media and Sports Club held the third annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on March 7. Speakers included Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Kraft Group President and COO Jonathan Kraft (see story, Page 10). From left: Student Mike Beaser, Cuban, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey (an MIT grad who co-chaired the conference) and student Josh Miller.