SBJ/Aug. 25-31, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

Big day for the Big 12

The Big 12 Conference played host to its first State of College Athletics forum Aug. 6 in New York City. From left: John Currie, Juliet Macur, Armen Keteyian, Bob Bowlsby, Ken Starr, Donna Lopiano, Steve Patterson, Kevin Blackistone, Selvin Young, Jimmy Roberts and Oliver Luck.
Photo by: STUART RAMSON

























Retreating in Montana

At the Relativity Executive Retreat in Kalispell, Mont., Aug. 11-13: Relativity Football CEO Eugene Parker; Happy Walters, COO, Relativity Media and CEO, Relativity Sports; Relativity Sports President Josh Swartz; NFL agent Roosevelt Barnes; Relativity Baseball President Fernando Cuza; Relativity Baseball CEO Mark Pieper; and NFL agent Doug Hendrickson.
Photo by: ASHLEY SMITH BECKER / RELATIVITY SPORTS
























UMass summer workshop

UMass professor Steve McKelvey and students and faculty from Brazil’s Universidad Nove de Julho participated in a recent summer education workshop at the McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education at the Isenberg School of Management.
Photo by: JANIS ORI














































Motorsports Hall of Fame of America induction

At the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America induction ceremony in Detroit on Aug. 6: SRT Motorsports driver Jonathan Bomarito, Bridgestone Americas’ Lisa Boggs, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix’s Charles Burns, and SRT Motorsports’ Ralph Gilles and Beth Paretta.
Photo by: MARIA GRADY / MSHFA





















Clinton receives PGA service award


PGA Chief Commercial Officer Jeff Price, former President Bill Clinton, and Wasserman Golf EVP Barry Hyde at the Distinguished Service Award program for the PGA Championship on Aug. 6 at The Louisville (Ky.) Palace.
Photo by: MONTANA PRITCHARD / PGA OF AMERICA
























Global in Glendale


On the field at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.: Peter Sullivan and John Page of Global Spectrum, Dave Scott of Comcast-Spectacor and Monty Jones Jr. of Jobing.com Arena. Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor, operates both the stadium and the arena.
Photo by: GLOBAL SPECTRUM


























Sun shines on Wyndham Championship

At the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.: Wyndham Worldwide’s Steve Holmes, Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation’s Bobby Long, golfer Fred Couples, Wyndham’s Franz Hanning, L.A. Clipper Chris Paul and tournament director Mark Brazil.
Photo by: KEVIN RINKER























Ready to roll


Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch and Birmingham Mayor William Bell attend the unveiling of the Talladega Grille in the newly renovated wing of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The speedway-themed restaurant was set to officially open Aug. 14.
Photo by: TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY





























Foursome for PGA’s Beyond the Green event

At the Beyond the Green event at the PGA Championship on Aug. 5 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.: The PGA’s Sandy Cross; the University of Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma; KPMG’s Kathy Hopinkah Hannan; and the LPGA Foundation’s Nancy Henderson.
Photo by: MEGAN BLANK / PGA OF AMERICA























Bojangles’ on the menu

Bojangles’ director of marketing Doug Poppen addresses the Charlotte Sports+Business networking event, which was held Aug. 12 at the UNC Charlotte uptown campus.
Photo by: JON SHOW
























Getting ready for back to school

Delaware North Cos. and Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh compete in the Backpack Stuff-A-Thon Challenge hosted by Garden Neighborhood Charities at TD Garden on Aug. 12. Volunteers from TD Garden, the Bruins, Sportservice, the city of Boston and Salvation Army filled more than 4,000 backpacks with school supplies to be given to families at the Back-To-School Celebration on Thursday.
Photo by: STEVE BABINEAU / TD GARDEN
























Ice bucket challenge roundup


Sports figures have been lining up to take the ice bucket challenge, raising money and awareness for the ALS Association and sharing the videos on social media. Here, coach Bill Belichick, owner Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots take the plunge.
Photo: COURTESY OF NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS / DAVID SILVERMAN

















New York Giants President and CEO John Mara gets wet. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who took the challenge himself and nominated Mara, did the pouring.
Photo by: NEW YORK GIANTS












































Rob Manfred, MLB’s next commissioner, takes part with MLB staff.
Photo by: JESSICA FOSTER / MLB PHOTOS

















PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem took off the blazer but kept on the tie.
Photo by: PGA TOUR




























NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, no stranger to ice, joins the fun.
Photo by: NHL






















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