October 19 - 25, 2015 Vol. 18 — No. 27

Top Stories

  • Media rights to trump ticket sales by 2018

    Media rights are projected to surpass ticket sales in 2018 as the North American sports industry’s largest revenue stream, according to a report scheduled to be released this week by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • Heineken near deal for CFP sponsorship

    Heineken is close to a deal to become the official beer of the College Football Playoff starting with the 2016-17 season. Such a deal will mark a significant step as the CFP enters its second year, as Heineken will be the event’s first official beer sponsor.

  • Countdown to tipoff in the NBA

    The start of the 2015-16 NBA season brings a series of questions. Can the Detroit Pistons rejuvenate the club’s fan base? How will the Atlanta Hawks maintain their momentum? Can the Milwaukee Bucks put the final pieces together on a new arena? How do the Toronto Raptors sustain a run of business success? Will this be the season that fans of the Philadelphia 76ers finally begin to see the fruit of a painful rebuild?

  • NFLPA calls private meeting on rule changes

    The NFL Players Association has invited a small group of powerful agents to an unprecedented private meeting next month at the union’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. The union invited between 15 and 20 agents to discuss contract adviser regulations.

  • Paisley puts WME, IMG in harmony on campuses

    Brad Paisley’s just-concluded concert tour of nine IMG College campuses provides something of a road map for how WME will attempt to showcase its Hollywood and Nashville talent at college venues around the country.

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