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SBJ/November 7-13, 2011/People and Pop Culture
Field of names for UNC Charlotte
Published November 7, 2011, Page 30
|Retired Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl Jr. and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson visited the UNC Charlotte campus Nov. 1 for the announcement that their names will go on the 49ers’ new football field. From left: Chancellor Philip Dubois, coach Brad Lambert, McColl, AD Judy Rose and Richardson.
Compass Media Networks live from London
|Compass Media Networks broadcast the Chicago-Tampa Bay NFL game from London’s Wembley Stadium on Oct. 23. From left: Play-by-play voice Chris Carrino, color analyst Curtis Conway, GM of sports Michelle Salvatore and CEO Peter Kosann.
Griese wins Patterson Award for philanthropy
|Former NFL quarterback and ESPN broadcaster Brian Griese was awarded the Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy for his work with Judi’s House in Denver, which helps children deal with the loss of a loved one. From left: Ona Wigginton, Judi’s House CEO; Makena Patterson, daughter of the late Steve Patterson, basketball player and coach, for whom the award is named; Brian and wife Brook; Carlette Patterson, widow of Steve Patterson and CEO of Patterson Sports Ventures; and Alisha Greenberg, Patterson Award director.
Goren into Broadcasting & Cable HoF
|Fox Sports broadcaster Troy Aikman (left) joins Fox Sports Media Group Vice Chairman Ed Goren at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame event on Oct. 26 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
Wasserman School Day in Watts
|Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Wasserman Media Group Chairman and CEO Casey Wasserman and players from the NBA, MLB and professional soccer joined more than 100 volunteers Oct. 26 as part of a school makeover sponsored by the Wasserman Foundation and the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. From left: Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School principal Alvaretta Baxter, Villaraigosa and Wasserman.
Ogrean honored in Colorado
|USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean (right) accepts his award at the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony Oct. 25. Presenting the award is Bill Berenz of American National Bank, an honorary co-chair for the event.
Rounding up cable mavericks
|The “Changing the Game of Football” panel was part of The Cable Center’s Cable Mavericks Masters Forum on Oct. 28 at the Paley Center for the Media in New York City. From left: moderator John Ourand of SBJ; Chuck Pagano of ESPN; Mark DePietro of Motorola Mobility; and Brian Billick, TV analyst and former NFL coach.
Owners meeting, Saints @ Panthers
|New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson (left) visits with Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson on Oct. 9, when the Saints played the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
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