December 4 - 10, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 33

Top Stories

  • College football staff sizes under review

    College football staffers who used to be known simply as “Coach” now have NFL-inspired titles such as director of player personnel, player development, quality control, analyst and performance enhancement.

  • Has sneaker market lost its tread?

    The athletic footwear market in the U.S. will be down between a percentage point or two when 2017 ends — or the worst sales year domestically for sneakers since 2000.

  • CFP champ again has shot at $5,620 in gifts

    College football’s bowl season is upon us, which means, of course, the players will receive plenty in their postseason stockings.

  • MLS narrows cities for expansion

    MLS last week named the bids from Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento as the finalists for two expansion slots.

  • NASCAR looks to free up space on cars

    NASCAR will roll out a revamped contingency sponsor program next year in its premier series, according to sources, a move that will give teams new inventory on the car to sell and an opportunity to boost revenue.

  • First Look: Swelling ranks

    In our First Look podcast this week, SBJ’s Abe Madkour, Bill King, Terry Lefton and Michael Smith discuss this week’s issue, including our front-page stories: College football staff sizes under review, and the state of the sneaker market.

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