SBJ/November 5-11, 2012/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

Rings in Miami

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison presents team President Pat Riley with a 2012 NBA Championship ring prior to the game against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 30 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Photo by: NBAE / GETTY IMAGES




















Tufts University facility dedicated

Tufts University dedicated the on-campus Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center, a $16.6 million, 42,000-square-foot athletic facility, on Oct. 22. The facility was a collaborative development effort led by Stanmar Inc., which specializes in the planning, design and construction of athletic, aquatic and recreational facilities for private colleges, universities and independent secondary schools. Left to right: Jim Stern, Tufts University chairman of the board; Tony Monaco, president of Tufts University; Steve Tisch, primary benefactor of the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center; and Mark Snider, president of Stanmar Inc.
Photo by: ALONSO NICHOLS / TUFTS UNIVERSITY


























Fanographie Summit draws best in digital

More than 100 guests and speakers from major brands in digital sports and entertainment attended Coyle Media’s latest Fanographie Digital Sports & Entertainment Summit at Brooklyn Bowl on Oct 24. The event was sponsored in part by the Brooklyn Nets. From left to right: Ben Shields, ESPN director of social media; Dario Spina, Viacom executive vice president of integrated media; Chris Freet, University of Miami associate athletic director of communications and marketing; Greg Kahn, Optimedia executive vice president of global business development; Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, NBA vice president of marketing; Pat Coyle, Coyle Media president; and Lauren Pasquale, U.S. Olympic Committee digital media director.
Photo by: COYLE MEDIA





























Allaster in Istanbul

WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster on Oct. 28 delivered the State of the WTA Address prior to the finals at this year’s TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul.
Photo by: WTA / GETTY IMAGES



















Wembley walk-throughs for NFL

The NFL’s International Series returned to Wembley Stadium Oct. 28 for a game between the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots. Above, Rams owner Stan Kroenke (left) talks with London Mayor Boris Johnson before the game.
Photos: SEAN RYAN / NFL

















Musician Jon Bon Jovi (left), Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Ricki Noel Lander walk the field at Wembley.


























Students meet with NCAA president

NCAA President Mark Emmert (center) met recently with dual degree MBA/MSA students from the sports administration program at Ohio University during a visit to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Facilitating the experience was Christina Wright, at far left, NCAA assistant director of educational programs (Ohio University MSA ’10).
Photo by: OHIO UNIVERSITY SPORTS ADMINISTRATION





















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