November 6 - 12, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 29

Top Stories

  • Cracks in the game

    A three-year federal investigation and subsequent arrests have revealed what college basketball decision-makers have known for decades: The game is broken.

  • Facility manager SMG for sale again

    SMG, the world’s biggest third-party manager of sports and entertainment facilities, is up for sale again, this time with a bit of intrigue: At least one competitor is barred from pursuing the business.

  • IOC dips toe into esports with Intel event at Games

    Esports won’t be in the Olympics as a medal event for years, if ever. But esports is getting a test run at the Games this February thanks to a new International Olympic Committee sponsor.

  • NFL sponsors cite impact of anthem protests

    Anheuser-Busch has received so many calls about its sponsorship of the NFL and its teams following the national anthem controversy that the beermaker now has a special prompt on its customer-service telephone line for customers calling to complain.

  • Golf’s new phenom has C-suite skills

    As part of a multiyear agreement, KPMG is required to introduce Maverick McNealy to 75 C-level executives every year. It’s an unusual clause in the contract of a young athlete, but McNealy is far from the norm.

  • First Look: World Series and more

    In our First Look podcast this week, SBJ’s Abe Madkour, Bill King and Eric Fisher discuss the issues in and around the World Series, MLB momentum, offseason issues to watch, and the cultural shift happening in the general manager role for teams.

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