April 17 - 23, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 1

Top Stories

  • Sports fights fatigue

    Fan data shows softness as sports vies for attention amid greater competition for time. What can be done to engage today’s fans?

  • CAA Sports wins race for F1 agency deal

    Formula One this week will announce officially that CAA Sports is its agency of record, responsible for selling the racing circuit’s rights globally. The deal runs through 2018, after which the two sides expect to renew.

  • LPGA pitches event with retired NFL players

    The LPGA is shopping a proposed new event that would be aligned with future NFL Pro Bowls beginning in 2018. “The main idea is that we combine an LPGA event that would pair LPGA players with retired NFL players around Pro Bowls,” said Jon Podany, chief commercial officer for the LPGA.

  • College sports roundtable — Part II

    Seven of the most respected authorities on intercollegiate athletics gathered in Phoenix during the Final Four to form SportsBusiness Journal’s first sports media roundtable. In part two, the topics range from athlete compensation to LaVar Ball to the balance (or imbalance) of a student athlete’s life on campus.

  • At the Masters with Charlie Besser

    Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Double Eagle Club is an institution at the Masters. The guy who leads it all is Charlie Besser, who founded Intersport 31 years ago. Besser sat with SBJ and talked about his favorite Masters memories, Intersport’s broad horizon and why he’s never been tempted by offers to sell the company.

  • First Look podcast: World Congress

    Our weekly podcast examines the various issues that sports are facing in an environment of short attention spans and ever-changing fan demographics.

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