September 21 - 27, 2015 Vol. 18 — No. 23

Top Stories

  • NHL lands equity stakes in Fanatics, Outerstuff

    Undergoing a wholesale strategy change to its consumer products model, the NHL has signed new partnerships with Fanatics and Outerstuff that include equity stakes in both companies.

  • More gambler friendly, ESPN annoys colleges

    ESPN has told college officials that it will not use the controversial “cover alerts” that it rolled out during one game telecast earlier this month. But that doesn’t mean that ESPN is going to shy away from referring to point spreads and over-under lines on its studio shows.

  • Kyle Field: Gig ’Em in style

    The essence of Kyle Field’s $485 million renovation is best observed by taking a pregame stroll through Texas A&M’s Hall of Champions. Many premium-seat holders pass through the hall on the stadium’s north side to access their suites and club seats, and its elegance speaks to the most expensive project in college sports.

  • Vandy’s Williams a fit for a distinctive program

    Vanderbilt University’s Renaissance man grew up in pre-Motown Detroit, playing the clarinet and listening to Count Basie perform at the old Garfield Hotel. He ran track in college, taught in Detroit’s public schools, fell in love with tax law and studied at New York University. He spent three terms on the Nashville Symphony board and was chairman of the United Way. Then, through the most unpredictable series of events, David Williams became Vanderbilt’s athletic director.

  • NFLPA starts content company, eyes other sports

    The NFL Players Association has launched an original content business that will create and identify opportunities for its members and other athletes to appear in television shows, Internet shows, games, films and books on a variety of platforms.

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