November 28 - December 4, 2011 Vol. 14 — No. 31

Top Stories

  • Gambler with an eye on the bottom line

    Many executives last week described having inconsistent perceptions of Ted Forstmann, who died Nov. 27 from brain cancer. Contradictions marked Forstmann’s life, business career and seven years at the helm of IMG.

  • Investors hold key to IMG future

    Ted Forstmann left a clear, final order for IMG senior management before his death: Do not sell the company.

  • SBJ/SBD Reader Survey

    The seventh annual SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Reader Survey attracted more than 2,000 votes as readers gave their opinion on the key issues and key people that drive the industry.

  • Survey: Rotating sponsors don’t cut fan avidity

    NASCAR team and agency executives have been concerned that sponsor fragmentation would lead to race fans having trouble connecting with drivers and the sport, but a recent study by Turnkey Intelligence shows there is no reason to worry.

  • Executives predict smooth ESPN transition

    Despite the differences between George Bodenheimer and John Skipper in personality and approach, executives from inside and outside ESPN last week said they did not expect the company to change its approach to sports business as the network makes a transition in its top executive.

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