January 8 - 14, 2018 Vol. 20 — No. 36

Top Stories

  • A reset, then a reboot

    This year’s facility construction spending sees a 40 percent drop from last year. However, SportsBusiness Journal research indicates that the dip will be temporary, as $11.4 billion has already been allocated for projects scheduled to open in 2019 or later.

  • Stakes are high for Overwatch League

    The boldest gamble yet in esports starts this week with the Overwatch League launching. But despite the hype, league executives and team owners are pleading for patience.

  • A pivotal year on campus?

    College sports could look very different by the end of the year with rules changes, pay-for-play and gambling issues on the horizon.

  • The agency perspective

    From the NFL to esports to analytics, five agency heads talk about where the sports marketing industry is heading in a roundtable discussion with Editor-at-Large Terry Lefton.

  • Enberg a giant on air, but shied from sports marketing

    Looking at Dick Enberg's 40-plus-year career, what we found most compelling was how commercially underexposed he was.

  • First Look: All about esports

    In our First Look podcast this week, SBJ’s Abe Madkour, senior writer Bill King, and staff writer Ben Fischer discuss this week’s issue and our top stories, including the latest esports news.

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