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  • 2013 Sports Business Awards Nominees

    The nominees are set for the sixth annual Sports Business Awards, which will be presented during a live ceremony May 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.

    ESPN and NBC Sports Group garnered the most nominations, with four each, while CAA Sports, IMG, the NFL and Wasserman Media Group each are nominated for three awards. Overall, 74 nominees are up for awards across 15 categories. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in sports business from March 1, 2012, to Feb. 28, 2013.

    Each of the nominees listed below will be featured in a special Sports Business Awards preview issue that will be published May 20.

    Now a panel of sports industry executives will study the nominations and serve as category judges. Those executives, and members representing SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, will evaluate the nominees and determine the winners of 13 of the 15 categories by private vote.

    The winners of Executive of the Year and Athletic Director of the Year will continue to be judged solely by the editorial staffs of SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

    For more information on the awards, visit

    Sports Executive of the Year

    Scott Blackmun, U.S. Olympic Committee
    Mark Lazarus, NBC Sports Group
    John Skipper, ESPN
    Mark Walter, Los Angeles Dodgers/Guggenheim Baseball Partners
    Melinda Witmer, Time Warner Cable

    Athletic Director of the Year

    Mike Holder, Oklahoma State University
    Tom Jurich, University of Louisville
    Mal Moore, University of Alabama
    Jim Phillips, Northwestern University

    Sports League of the Year

    Major League Baseball
    National Basketball Association
    National Football League
    PGA Tour
    U.S. Olympic Committee

    Sports Team of the Year

    Oklahoma City Thunder
    San Francisco 49ers
    Seattle Sounders
    Washington Nationals

    Sports Facility of the Year

    Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
    Barclays Center, Brooklyn
    JetBlue Park, Fort Myers, Fla.
    Marlins Park, Miami
    Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles

    Sports Event of the Year

    2012 Ryder Cup
    2012 Stanley Cup Finals
    2012 U.S. Olympic Trials — Swimming
    2012 U.S. Grand Prix

    Best in Sports Media

    Fox Sports Media Group
    National Football League
    NBC Sports Group
    Turner Sports

    Best in Sports Television

    CBS Sports
    NBC Sports Group
    Pac-12 Networks
    Time Warner Cable Sports

    Best in Digital Sports Media

    ESPN Digital Media
    NBC Sports Group
    NFL Digital Media
    USA Today Sports Media Group
    Yahoo Sports

    Best in Talent Representation and Management

    CAA Sports
    Excel Sports Management
    IMG Worldwide
    The Legacy Agency
    Wasserman Media Group

    Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services

    CAA Sports
    GMR Marketing
    IMG Consulting
    The Marketing Arm
    Wasserman Media Group

    Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services

    AEG Global Partnerships
    CAA Sports
    IMG Worldwide
    Wasserman Media Group

    Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing

    BaAM Productions
    Momentum Worldwide
    SportsMark Management Group
    Team Epic

    Sports Sponsor of the Year

    BMW of North America
    Coca-Cola North America
    Pepsi Beverages Co.

    Best in Sports Technology

    MLB Advanced Media
    Pointstreak 5050

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