August 12 - 18, 2013 Vol. 16 — No. 17

Top Stories

  • Through it all, Toledo keeps sports passion

    The sports history of Toldeo, Ohio, includes entrepreneurial team owners, state-of-the-art facilities and one of the most memorable TV product placements in sports history. But to fully understand why Toledo is the No. 1 minor league market in America in 2013, it is important to know what it has lost.

  • How USGA found a fit with Fox

    The U.S. Golf Association said it was looking for something different. Fox Sports was enthusiastic about positioning the U.S. Open among its other premium events. After two days of talks, the two had a 12-year agreement that surprised the industry.

  • A&M’s merch boom: More than Manziel

    Texas A&M sold a school-record $70 million worth of licensed merchandise during the most recent fiscal year, and not all of it was in the form of Johnny Manziel’s No. 2 football jersey. School officials said several factors led to their best year ever, mostly a new brand strategy and the move to the SEC.

  • Can academic research help sports industry?

    The publication of scholarly work in academic journals can get a professor of sports management noticed at his or her university but isn't likely to get much attention in the sports business industry. "We have to do a much better job of getting what we know out there," says UMass professor Janet Fink. "But industry has to be better at listening to the academy when we do bring them ideas.”

  • MSG rolling out new premium areas

    As the three-year, $980 million makeover of Madison Square Garden draws to a close, arena officials are introducing three new premium-seat products at the arena’s highest level.

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