April 15 - 21, 2013 Vol. 16 — No. 1

Top Stories

  • Up next: SEC network

    The Southeastern Conference has completed the buy-back of its TV, digital and sponsorship rights from third parties, clearing the final hurdles to launch its TV channel with ESPN next year.

  • How powerful a player will Roc Nation be?

    While Jay-Z is very early in the process of establishing his Roc Nation Sports, his presence has led to questions about his vision and role in trying to create a sports powerhouse.

  • Sochi ‘spectator’s pass’ creates questions, concerns

    Organizers of the Sochi Olympics plan to require ticket holders to have a “spectator’s pass” in order to enter the Olympic Park and attend events. Those passes can only be secured in advance by providing the Russian government with background information ranging from passport details to biographical information.

  • Fox near deal to show new soccer event

    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’ dream of transforming Sun Life Stadium into a center for soccer in the United States could get a big boost this summer by way of an international tournament involving some top soccer brands. The event’s organizers are close to finalizing terms with Fox on a three-year deal.

  • Former Georgia AD Evans takes role with IMG College

    Former University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans is back in the college space, heading up a new division at IMG College that will assist schools with fundraising.

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