SBJ/April 14-20, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

The Final Four came to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and plenty of execs from the world of sports and elsewhere were on the scene for hoops and hobnobbing.


Attending the game in Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ suite were Jones and his wife, Gene Jones, and John Schnatter of Papa John’s Pizza and his wife, Annette Schnatter.
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Attending the NCAA men’s basketball championship game, from left: NCAA President Mark Emmert, North Texas Final Four Host Committee Chairperson Charlotte Jones Anderson, former President Bill Clinton, former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush.
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CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus and Turner Broadcasting System President David Levy posed for a photo on the floor of the Final Four at AT&T Stadium.
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The Learfield Sports-IMG Tip-Off Party took place at Gilley’s in Dallas on April 4. From left: Jayme McLean, Zach Wagner, Tyler Norman and Adam Froidl represented Learfield Sports’ Badger Sports Properties.
Photo by: KARY HULS / LEARFIELD SPORTS



















Also at the Learfield Sports-IMG Tip-Off Party, from left: Chet Savage, deputy athletic director, Southern Illinois University; Josh Rebholz, senior associate athletic director for external relations, UCLA; Mario Moccia, director of athletics, Southern Illinois University; Laird Veatch, executive associate athletic director of development for Kansas State University; Chuck Schroeder, Learfield Sports vice president; and Bob Agramonte, Learfield Sports senior vice president.
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IMG College President Ben Sutton (center) honored the company’s top sellers and property general managers at IMG College’s President’s Cup Awards Ceremony at Dallas restaurant Stephan Pyles ahead of the men’s Final Four.
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Panel at Women’s Final Four

A panel discussed the business of women’s basketball April 7 at the Women’s Final Four Summit in Nashville. Representatives of the NCAA and member schools, USA Basketball, WNBA and other organizations participated. From left: the NCAA’s Anucha Browne; the Big East’s Val Ackerman; Division I Women’s Basketball Committee chair Carolayne Henry; University of Hartford’s Jen Rizzotti; and ESPN’s Rosalyn Durant.
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Ready for ‘Draft Day’

At the “Draft Day” movie premiere April 7 in Los Angeles, NFL Network host Dan Hellie, NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest, and Alex Riethmiller, NFL vice president of communications.
Photo by: LIONSGATE ENTERTAINMENT























Green machine

Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet; Miss Sprint Cup Madison Martin; and Michael Lynch, NASCAR vice president of green innovation, pose for a photo after launching the second annual NASCAR Race to Green initiative at Martinsville Speedway on March 28 in Martinsville, Va.
Photo by: ROBERT LABERGE / GETTY IMAGES FOR NASCAR
























Award winners at UMass

The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, announced the winners of the 2014 Harold J. VanderZwaag Distinguished Alumnus Award. From left: Jeff Price of Acorn Sports Ventures; award winner John Martin, MS ’91, managing director for NASCAR Digital; and Glenn Wong of the Isenberg School of Management. Not pictured are award winners Pam Batalis, MS ’92, general manager, Learfield Sports at UMass Amherst; David Wright, MS ’99, senior vice president at Major League Soccer; and Howard Nuchow, BS ’92, CAA Sports.
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