September 4 - 10, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 20

Top Stories

  • The promise of Titletown

    How the Packers are working to reshape Green Bay — and why.

  • NFL ups loan-pool financing to $2.7 billion

    The NFL in recent weeks closed on financing totaling $2.7 billion, of which $700 million is new debt, football and banking sources said. The money funds the leaguewide credit facility, a pool of loans backed by national league revenue such as media and sponsorship money.

  • NFLPA gives players new oversight roles

    The NFL Players Association has adopted a constitution that creates new leadership positions for players and appears to give them more power while putting checks on the executive director, its top executive.

  • A record naming-rights deal? Bank on it

    Seizing the biggest naming-rights deal in sports was a combination of clear-cut strategy and “plain old luck,” said Dave Hopkinson, chief commercial officer for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

  • Wake Forest and its alums decide ‘we want to win’

    Donors have responded to a challenge posed four years ago. Powered by nearly $200 million in donations, Wake Forest has transformed its facilities for football, and just about every other sport on the cozy 340-acre campus, making the Deacons one of the best-kept secrets in the power five.

  • First Look podcast: NFL Kickoff

    The arrival of the NFL regular season brings with it a number of hot-button issues.

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