May 27 - June 2, 2013 Vol. 16 — No. 7

Top Stories

  • Blackmun and USOC honored with awards

    In four years, the U.S. Olympic Committee has gone from being publicly derided in 2009 as dysfunctional, following an embarrassing Olympic bid failure, to earning two of the top honors at the 2013 Sports Business Awards last week.

  • Lew Wolff: Keeping focus

    Few team owners have shown as much patience as Oakland A's owner Lew Wolff as he awaits word from MLB about the team's attempts to move out of an aging facility. He maintains a positive outlook while remaining appreciative of the "good things that baseball brings to us."

  • Season-ticket holders getting mobile RedZone

    The NFL will make its live game look-in channel, NFL RedZone, available for free on mobile phones to the league’s 1 million season-ticket holders by this fall, said team sources who were briefed on the plan last week by the NFL.

  • Partners for the cause

    Find a cause or charity. Marry it with a high-profile sports league or team. The nonprofit receives media attention it could otherwise never afford. The sports properties build good will while conveying a sense of social responsibility. But, as with any marketing campaign, the perils are many.

  • Charlotte looks to Nets for rebranding

    The Charlotte Bobcats plan to use the Brooklyn Nets as the primary model for rebranding themselves as the Charlotte Hornets.

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